It’s rare for me to be the first to create a froth thread but I decided that my memory is awful (I am nothing without my book) so the sooner I dump my thoughts incoherently on a page the fewer I will forget.
I’m not going to do any negative things, mainly because there wasn’t anything that ruined the event for me so why linger on it. Plus I’m still feeling all warm and glowy after getting a hit of woodsmoke smell after unpacking a box.
I’m really starting to get a handle on how I’m going to address Agnieszka’s work-life balance. She is way off achieving it of course, but she has a plan and that means her keen for her job (and my keen for my character) is back up and running.
I’m loving being able to go to camps and know that I have friends there, that I have colleagues that I can rely on, and that people come to me to ask if they can help. My main goal for this event was to try and stay in Varushka for more than a few minutes at a time and to really try to get to know my own nation, and while there is still plenty of work to do on this front it is definitely happening. Yes!
I’m staggered that some of my goals for this character are on the path to coming true, and that she’s seriously getting a handle on her faith and starting to feel like she’s not just some country girl play acting at being a priest in the big city. I’m not quite keeping up OC (so much info to learn!!) but it feels good IC.
Skirmish! I went on one! Eerie voices telling me to not trust the Navaar, eerie voices telling the Navaar not to trust Varushka… but we stood fast and did not let them divide us. Except that one guy. Aga hasn’t been so angry in a while. I’m glad someone else got to him first. Once the anger passed we could at least say that we were united in abject rage at the Navaar in question. It did make me somewhat antisocial (OC apologies to people I wouldn’t talk to) but I got over it once I discovered:
Eternals invading the Hall of Worlds! I may not have actively been there – I started to help but quickly knew that my skillset would just get me in the way – but holy crap, spiders invading sounded terrifying and an amazing thing.
Tournament! I got beaten into the floor by Chernabog (may his soul pass quickly through the Labyrinth)! Best one-on-one comedy pairing ever. I don’t think I disgraced myself, but regardless I’m glad I did it.
OK, I found a sad thing – loss of Chernabog. That is sad. He died as he would have wished, defending his Empire, but it is always sad to lose such a huge character.
My body not falling apart! Solid ground, decent boots and enough food. Thank you to my family who always made sure there was some left and my husband who both brought me food while I was at the Hub and a coat when I was somewhere near the Tavern. I think. I was somewhere, and I was busy, and it was dark. I still appreciate it.
Wonderful roleplay into the early hours of Monday morning, including the simple pleasure of blowing into a fire and watching it glow with a fellow naga. purrs
Telling someone some information, to have them, unasked, solve the problem and lay the solution [figuratively] at my feet. I was genuinely touched.
Talking of gifts, my beautiful white flower from an Urizen colleague. Aga still doesn’t quite understand why people see her as wise but boy, does she appreciate the compliments.
Tent-shrine! I put it up by Sunday afternoon! I even sat in it and had at least one Virtue conversation! OK, OK so perhaps it wasn’t the success I hoped but this is just the start of the Listening Tent. The idea can grow when the time is right.
Family. I may not hang out with you much but I love that I can come in and be part of you without you ever making me feel guilty about abandoning you so much. Thank you.
Gatekeepers. We have a tough job, especially when distracted by plot!things that happen all around us, but we will do it.
Team Courage! We will do the things! Especial thanks to Courage Assembly members who spend ages doing research into what turns out to be nothing more than a rather gifted bard. Hey, I learned some new stuff… and boy did it make me laugh.
Team Varushkan Assembly. We are going to unite and conquer. Or something. But we are certainly going to do something. And at this rate we will be in every position of power in the Synod by about 381YE. fist bump
Empire reminding me that I am actually a capable woman, I can do stuff, and if I can do it IC I can do it OC. Go me.
Thankyou to everyone who has interacted me, especially those who spend so much of their IC time to help me out with so many things. I apologise to those I may have not had as much time for as I wish I could, and to those who I know tried to find me and weren’t able to. Keep trying.