One of those ever-popular memes that spread across the Internet, where someone gives you five words then you explain what those words mean to you. Words here provided by http://eggshellhammer.livejournal.com
I play a roleplaying game called Exalted. You've probably heard of it if you're reading this. The Raksha are the game-world's version of the Fair Folk/faeries, but without all the nice-nice fairy-tale associations. They're soulless abominations who don't exactly exist, but are reflections of things found within the world.
They also happen to be one of my favorite character types, although I tend to play the ones who have 'gone native' as opposed to trying to destroy the world (which they view as something like a bunch of toxic waste dumped on their lawn, where lawn = 'infinite chaos'). Doesn't mean the characters are nice, or even good, but they don't actually want to unmake everything.Roleplaying games
Okay, it's two words, but we'll let the poor guy slide. RPGs - of the paper sort, primarily - have been a lifelong passion of mine. Stuck somewhere in the nexus of boardgaming, improv theatre, and storytelling, there's nothing quite like a satisfyingly run roleplaying game. It's a sad fact that it's been so misunderstood in America, what with the mid-80s-ish Satanism scares and so on, and today it gets muddled with massively-multiplayer games, japanese "RPGs" in the Final Fantasy mold, and roleplaying of an entirely different, kinkier nature. While all of these things are good and have their place, they ain't the same thing!Tall, muscled ladies
Again, a bit long, but we'll pretend the poor fellow just wanted to avoid the associations of, say, "Amazon", or prevent me from saying something cheeky about everyone's favorite online bookstore. Yeah, I like them. Something in me bitterly resents how the ideal woman in modern western society is supposed to have all the body development of a twelve-year-old, except maybe in the chest and ass. Keep 'em short and managable and unthreatening.
Sarcasm aside, I'm fine with people in all their many forms, really... but durn it, it's a segment that needs a little love. I have a separate interest in big things; I like monster movies, anything of impressive stature and scale. It's not that surprising the two intersect. I've played a lot of characters of a lot of types in RPGs, written many in stories, but your basic female brick/tank sort is a comfortable go-to. (I won't deny I find the type attractive, but it's not JUST that, honest!)Eschaton
Eschaton: The bringing of heaven to earth, to establish paradise on Earth. Also the title of a game I am writing for an established RPG publisher and more I will not speak of, yet.Hometown
I'm not much for spreading personal information on here, but I'm not wanting to lock this to friends-only... still, it's probably not too revealing to say I'm from West Virginia. Yes, we have computers there, even though deer outnumber the humans living in the state. I don't live there any more, and I don't quite miss it.