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The time has come, my friends. I am a writer. I play Pokemon and other silly video games. I have participated in online LJ RP games. I have long discussions about various sci-fi shows and watch things like Star Trek, Farscape, Doctor Who and Firefly. I respect William Shatner. I watch anime with a somewhat religious fervor at times. I have conversations about the merits of certain weapons, the various histories and lifestyles of the Middle Ages, and complain about historical or logical inaccuracies in movies concerning the era. I have been to a Renn Faire. I have gone to sci-fi and fantasy cons, as well as anime cons. I read comic books, webcomics and manga. I play WoW. I collect Magic Cards. I'm an amateur astronomer and I listen to shortwave radio. I can readily quote Star Wars.

In short, I am a full blown nerd. And the time has now come to tackle the last bastion of nerddom, to venture into the fearsome, Mountain Dew-soaked, Cheeto-stained basement in the nether regions of the House of Nerd.

Yes, my friends. I speak of Dungeons and Dragons.

I am, as we speak, in the process of building a character and will soon start a campaign involving my similarly nerdy Ithaca friends. I am learning all about Spot Checks, Ability Modifiers, and D20s.

With this, I say my final farewell to the world of coolness, fashion and all semblance of sanity. Farewell, Lady Gaga, Eat, Pray, Love, 24, and True Blood. Goodbye, Justin Bieber and Louis Vuitton. Auf wiedersehn, mainstream media. To make a nerd quote, "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." I go now to the Land of Fun, the Plane of Silliness, and the House of Nerd, and never shall I return to hipness, coolness and popularity. Good night...and good luck.

Just be glad I'm not LARPing.

Date: 2010-09-14 06:52 pm (UTC)
millenia: Millenia - Grandia II (Default)
From: [personal profile] millenia
Congrats, and welcome to the club. XD

Date: 2010-09-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairyfey.livejournal.com
Score. 8) Which version are you guys playing?

Date: 2010-09-15 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairyfey.livejournal.com
Oh, awesome. We use the Pathfinder books in our campaigns a lot.

Date: 2010-09-14 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheandhersin.livejournal.com
First of all: Magic! Wow, I wish my friends still played that. I have a sweet-ass deck that's been collecting dust since middle school.

Also: Kudos. I've played D&D-based videogames a lot, so I know all the d's and checks and everything (and feel very mortified to admit it), but I've never ventured into the tabletop realm and don't think I would have the guts even if I had the friends to do it with. By all accounts its more fun than videogaming and if you're going to be a nerd, you should damn well do it right, with other people who are fun, and not by your lonesome at a computer in the dark.

*Sagely nod*

Date: 2010-09-15 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheandhersin.livejournal.com
You'll have to keep us posted on the thrilling adventures in Cheeto-basement-land. :D

Date: 2010-09-15 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] innamoramento.livejournal.com
Congrats on becoming and even bigger nerd than I am! (Though I think you had me beat at the Magic cards.)

Date: 2010-09-16 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] innamoramento.livejournal.com
Sounds like a good idea. I've been debating a few games, but I'm too busy to even think of apping at any of them right now. I was considering taking Ladon over to RS, but I'd need a fandom character first and lol app from hell.

There just aren't enough OC-friendly games on LJ anymore, and I'm really not that interested in multifandom.

Date: 2010-09-17 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rustigedraak.livejournal.com
I actually found a Megaten-based game that accepts OCs. I've been going back and forth with the head mod on d_m with both Ladon and [livejournal.com profile] hairpipes, and s/he seems really nice. :) Apps open on Sunday, I think.

Date: 2010-09-17 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rustigedraak.livejournal.com
'Tis over at [livejournal.com profile] seekers_rp. :) I'll probably promote it on my journal once I've actually apped for it.

Date: 2010-09-17 10:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kuribohcoast.livejournal.com
Pft. DnD>Biebs any day. Congrats on taking the plunge

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