aralli: (aniseed)
Had a great weekend - thank you to everyone who was there. Things that stand out in my memory right now are:

  • No rain all weekend!

  • Thalassa would have had much more to do in the games (and been extremely useful with her wide range of non-injuring disabling spells), but Aniseed made some massive leaps forward in playability and character progression, so I'm happy with who I brought.

  • We always expect great roleplay from Doug, but he blew me away this weekend. Valkyrie and Gerrard - I had tears streaming down my face when he was telling her she would be better, and the look on his face when she said she was in the Prince's Vale, and not a hint of meta from him throughout it. And on Sunday, when Gerrard had his arms blown off and was delirious and straying in and out of lucidity - I could feel Aniseed's fear keep rising every time he started listing or couldn't focus enough to make eye contact.

  • Bonding with Tinker - unexpected, but very rewarding.

  • Getting to play both Aniseed's self-hatred and fear and despair, and having Old Aniseed come out to play and have a lot of fun, without either feeling forced.

  • Giggling at Elvin together (sorry Alex!)

  • Epifanio is a terrible, terrible man. Every hour or so he would give Aniseed a new image to contemplate, usually along the lines of 'naked sunbathing Gladiators oiled and waiting to be massaged'.

  • Flattered confusion from Physara's flyby flirting.

  • Aniseed has a new favourite person.

  • Discovering the White, which has Aniseed's favourite elements of Justice, and praying at the shrine.

  • Playing hide-and-seek with Amy for the first day, then getting confused by Smyrna being polite to Aniseed after that.

  • Growing genuine admiration for Halamar for the way he treated her.

  • All the back-and-forth flirting with Lomax

  • Throwing Exhor forwards to the front line to mend all the broken armour when he was paralysed with confusion, and then making a plan for him to learn Reattach from Interfector so she can learn it from him.

  • Finally letting go of the last of the dregs of hero-worship for Katrin, moving into acceptance/respect, which should hopefully help some of her hang-ups about leaving the Defenders.

  • Methodical working on Prospera's broken limbs with Halamar.

  • Roberto! :D I do hope he comes to the next campaign. Ciao!

  • Bader cat!

  • Telling the kitchen maid various patrol stories.

  • Finally deciding and vocalising that Aniseed couldn't serve two masters at the same time, and chose Justice over the Defenders.

  • Asking Oolong if he was single after mistakenly thinking he had six manors.

  • My hands are a mess. Covered in blisters, scrapes and nicks.

  • Being told 'good job' by Halamar.

  • Pretty sure I called Katrin, Gerrard and Pro sir, ma'am, or Lieutenant X all weekend and didn't use their first names. Magma still got called Magma though, except to his face or when talking to Gerrard.

  • Super-efficient AGM!

  • Bravo to Tom - he went to sleep, then got up again to do his shift on watch.

Date: 2014-04-14 09:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] baloonworld.livejournal.com
6 manas is the base number of manas for an elf :)

The late-night reprise of that conversation was pretty happy for me- by oolong standards it was contemplative, which he doesn't often do: oolong was genuinely concerned that you were looking for romantic interests based on wealth rather than worshipful prowess in battle* (or whatever the hell it is that damsols** have instead***). But for wealh? leave that shit for the politicians; patrollees should go on noble quests to prove themselves worthy of each other's love [even Rose did, and she's such a damsol]. :)

*the only real virtue
**noncombatents. It took me forever to work out that the way to make oolong work was to declare "damsol" to be ungendered like "warriour" .
***he's okay with other people banging noncombatents, but there's a bit of an ick factor, for they hath no worship.

Date: 2014-04-14 09:22 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralli.livejournal.com
> 6 manas is the base number of manas for an elf :)

That conversation makes *so much more sense* now.

Date: 2014-04-16 12:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shunasassie.livejournal.com
Aniseed help stop Tinker going catatonic

Also chatting up & confusing Oolong was funny

Date: 2014-04-16 01:21 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralli.livejournal.com
I'm glad she could help :) Aniseed's method of comforting tends to be blunt statements about how crap the situation is, teasing, and oddly serious interjections. It doesn't work for many, but if it does for Tinker, that's good.

And Oolong, oh Oolong ...

Date: 2014-04-16 01:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shunasassie.livejournal.com
Oddly it was the bluntness that tinker needed, she copes with bluntness that she fucked up & couldnt handle the not direct digging at her.
Thats only reason she traded a iron skin 16 for an ice blade 8 was to stick it up Magma arse.

Elvin lucky that he makes an better pillow than oolong :p

Date: 2014-04-16 02:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralli.livejournal.com
Alex is well-trained as a pillow, chair, or other resting tool ;)

When Magma made that announcement on Sunday morning, Gerrard and Aniseed got very pissed very quickly. Or at least, I know Aniseed did, and it sure looked like Gerrard did ...

Would you be up for RP sometime? Aniseed has something she'd like to ask Tinker on their way back to the Griffinwold.

Date: 2014-04-16 02:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shunasassie.livejournal.com
you sure your are not an Amazon, to have Alex that well trained :p

Will be up for RP, but it might have to wait till after IC repercussions.

Date: 2014-04-16 04:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralli.livejournal.com
I picked Alex up from his interview today, and on the way home I said, "So, me and Bel were talking ..." and he immediately groaned and sunk his head into his hands and moaned, "No, no no ..."

In other news, he's up for RP sometime.

Date: 2014-04-16 04:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shunasassie.livejournal.com
Surely us two talking isn't that bad

Date: 2014-04-16 04:41 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralli.livejournal.com
I think he's okay with talking, but worried about scheming 0:)
Edited Date: 2014-04-16 04:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-04-17 06:34 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] baloonworld.livejournal.com
Bah! oolong is a most worshipful and noble pillow :)

Date: 2014-04-17 10:16 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] shunasassie.livejournal.com
Now tinker can cast bludgeon on oolongs armour? to use him as a pillow in a pillow fight :p

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