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Had a fun time at MM. Still having some issues connecting with the game, but had some awesome stuff happen regardless.

- the entire Friday-night mod was extremely rough, dangerous, and exhausting, and a ton of fun. It's fun to be part of a coordinated, bad-ass group (even if we took a while to get our rhythm down) and to really have to work for your victories, and wow did we work a lot for that one. Those were some scarily competent fighters on the other side. We fought for what seemed like forever with only a few short breaks to rest and rehydrate, and we made it (was really, really not sure about that for much of it). Still not sure what we learned at the end, but I think a lot of it will make more sense going forward.

- Kumir doing a great guilt-trip on me when I got back at almost-light-o'clock in the morning about not having told him where I was going or left a note or something, so he, Ruakhi, and Anyasha all stayed up to wait for us to get home.

- mod for the Dancer at the Water's edge, and being told, "This is the hardest path that you could have picked for yourself." Yes, yes in fact I had noticed that. Not sure if Omi's going to pass this one.

- talking with Igva about stats was actually really fun. I felt like I was helpful, which I always like. :)

- long talk with Ruakhi. "I'm sure you've been told this a thousand times, but..."
"No, actually."
"Mostly people just congratulated me."

- Ice cream fight! (Well, OK, seer fight, but for us it was all about eating ice cream while we rested to get our spells and armor back. I'm surprised no one got sick.)

- talking to Surendra (life-priest guy) was a ton of fun

- teaming up with Anyasha to take notes on a mod where she stayed on one NPC while I went to the second one so that we'd cover all the notes. Just like old times.

- cursed woods mod was awesome, fun fighting and then the special twist at the end where Rochus had to provide inspiration to us rather than us providing inspiration to him. Hit me like a punch to the gut, that one did.

- saving Kaelis in the blood thrall fight (even if I didn't know it was Kaelis at the time). Also, spending part of that fight running around with Leung, Jace, etc. :)

- hilarious ironic situation where we thought that Angus had been sent out to murder Wyv and she was with me and Ruakhi (in Madrigal there's a plotline that involves exactly that group of OOG people, but the assassin/target designations are *very* different).

- playing music with Kumir Sunday morning. :) Always fun, and we were really together for some reason this time. Played until my fingers started vigorously protesting. Am out of practice.

- becoming sisters with Wyv and the Guide. Sort of came out of nowhere, but Omi is actually super happy about it. Is going to be some adjusting for all of us, I think, but yay family!

- Also, "So... it turns out I *am* a unicorn..."

Also I have completely awesome OOG friends who were there for me when I needed some help with stuff this event. You guys know who you are, and thanks, you're awesome.

Date: 2014-06-09 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esmekingslocke.livejournal.com
"Also, spending part of that fight running around with Leung, Jace, etc. :)"

Ehee! Omi is always welcome.

I'm having a similarly difficult time connecting with the game-- I find my highs are high, and my lows aren't low, but definitely a problem. I got the opportunity to build some more connections with the game this weekend, however, which I hope helps future events.

Date: 2014-06-09 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjmarika.livejournal.com
Yeah, that's some of it for me. It's not that I don't do things - I definitely do... and it's not that there aren't things that Omi is interested in... there are... I think it's mostly that I can't think of a single plotline that Omi is actually needed for. Useful? Definitely. Welcome? Most of the time. Needed? Not so much.

But yeah, running around with you guys was a ton of fun.

Date: 2014-06-09 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryxander.livejournal.com
This was so weird to hear at first, because I think of Omi as being one of the most prominent people in town in a lot of ways. But then I thought it over more, and realized that yeah, she's one of the number one go-to people, but there's not so much stuff plot-wise that she's a primary PC for. I know how that can make it tough to feel fully involved, because you need plot that you're really invested in to get that "can't wait for next event" feeling. If you're just taking whatever comes up, you can have fun at events, but you don't have that OMG what's next? feeling that you can get when you have ongoing stuff you're specifically involved/invested in. This is the EXACT problem that I was having in Madrigal for a while (and still do, to a lesser degree).

I will look out for JJ-enjoyable plot buses to throw you under in the future. ;) I do realize that's not what you're asking, but there's something really satisfying about tossing a friend under the plot bus... (Uh, I mean that in a GOOD way! I swear?)

Date: 2014-06-09 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kumir-k9.livejournal.com
Yay music! :-) I think a big part of being so in synch was the cathartic nature of it for both of us in many ways. It just felt really "right", like a release, freeing tensions. I aboslutely adored that time Sunday morning.

Date: 2014-06-09 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjmarika.livejournal.com
Very much so. It felt very cathartic and freeing. :)

Date: 2014-06-10 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bakeneko.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear you're still struggling :(

The "needed" line is a tough one to walk from staff side, because you don't want to force anyone to do something that isn't their bag, so it's hard to figure out when to set up situations that *require* that person. But I know that feeling like you have something unique to contribute is really important when PCing, so I'll definitely keep thinking of you!

Omi's always been an extremely cautious sort, which is a really appropriate character trait, but I know from personal experience that it can also make wholehearted investment in plotlines challenging. I hope it gets better for you, because I really love RPing with you! As I frequently brag to staff, I have roleplay dream teams on all of my plots :3 It would not be the same without you.

Date: 2014-06-10 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjmarika.livejournal.com
Will send you a note on this separately.

Do know that many of my highlights are directly a response to stuff you ran, and that your plotlines are all among my favorites in MM. :)

Date: 2014-06-10 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bakeneko.livejournal.com
I'm so happy you're enjoying them! Sure, we can chat at your leisure. I apologize for getting overly rambly on your highlights thread :)

Date: 2014-06-10 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kumir-k9.livejournal.com
No, no, not overly rambly. It's not only the LJ owner that gets the benefit of your thoughts this way. Unless JJ complains (which I doubt), please keep rambling. JJ and I struggle with many of the same issues so it's very useful to me to hear your thoughts too.

And you call *that* overly rambly? Here, let me show you overly rambly... ;-)


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