Day: August 24, 2012

  • LARPing the night away


    So last night I attended a local fundraiser award banquet, just this tiny thing in a small community building, and nearly everyone there was on the nomination list somewhere because they were both the fund raisers and the charity recipients, which really isn't that odd considering it's the only way they can drum up any money at all. I found a seat at one of the gussied up card tables and parked my gear (i.e. purse, mostly), and then wandered around meeting and greeting and asking some of the nominees to pose with some of the visitors before the ceremony got under way. Very casual, good food smell coming from somewhere, everyone's jovial in their fancied up wheelchairs and prosthetics, and I heard one say, "Not there, I'm saving that chair for Aisha Tyler." ~really???~ *wow*
    I took that with a grain of salt, you really don't know if a person is living in another little world or something, but I was really impressed that someone in that little building even knew who she was, so I was all like Hey, that's cool, I'm glad she's coming, hope you win your award category. And I was about to go find my seat when in walks *~*AISHA TYLER*~*, and I about fell over, omgshecutoffallherhair. I mean, she looked great, she always looks great, but seriously, it was *gone*. Eventually she mentioned having her hair all cut off for a show she's doing, and how they wanted her to go all gold glitter kind of look with flaming orange hair cut real short, and it really was hot on her, but still, a shock. Heads are really gonna turn when that show airs.
    We all got through the usual typical tiny local thing, much eating and clapping and yapping and laughing, and it got late so people filtered out, and there were only a few of us left. I was taking a few last notes to keep my camera organized, lotta stuff to go home and load and sort and post, alone at my table, and a couple of people plunked themselves down, Aisha and the other chick from that show... dang, I can't remember that show. But she looked so familiar.
    So we started a little light yap about how it went and what they thought about a show I liked that they were both in, and the woman I couldn't remember suddenly asked me, "You are really into that show, aren't you?" And there I went, that was my trigger. I'm not a big talker until you trigger me. I'm all like What? No! I mean, yeah, it's a good show to role play, but we use it more like an instruction manual. You know how you get something cool and you don't want to wait and read the manual, so you just start doing it, and then you get stuck on something and have to go read the manual. Well, we did that, go climb the cliffs and throw the rope and die on the tree and burn the village and stuff, but then we'd be all like what did they do next? So we went back and watched some more of the show, and we're all like They did THAT?? I can't believe they did THAT. And then one time we got stuck in the part where the whole village enacts the Induction Ceremony, so we started watching the show again and got up to this one episode where they changed everything, YOU know the one (the woman I couldn't quite placed nodded, oh, yes, she knew exactly which one), and we're all *seriously*?!? So the next time Jimmy came over he was about to go to the Heaven Camp after he got killed and we told him "No, you've gotta go over here now. No, you just stand there. Because they just stood there in the show, that's why." And Aisha and the other woman knew exactly what I was talking about and thought it was funny.
    And then I wake up and I'm kinda sitting there remembering this dream, and I go Um, ok, what. the. hell. I really wish I could use backward italics there because that's where you sorta sit there with your mind frozen and mentally kinda leaning back away from the weirdness of how real that all just felt.
    Been awhile since I've had to do pain meds around the clock. Getting a little too interesting.  And what the heck show was that, anyway?  We burned a village?!  The only thing that comes to mind is Trogdor...  I think I crossed over into a parallel earth or something.



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