Archive for November, 2011

Post #153: Occupy What?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

The Occupy Bay Street is being evicted from St. James park.

I’ve heard good things about the protesters. Mostly about the character and heart of the people involved. I hope they made friends, and stay connected to do more after the city outs the Occupancy fire.

I think it’s risky to do what they did for that exact reason: the city and the law can and will put out your fires. It takes a lot of organization and preparation to make significant changes like the ones they were looking for. Great to see we have the heart and people. I just hope they can regroup.

I think I think there’s a lot more hope in something like this:
The Mighty Annex Seeks A Twin

I really need to get myself involved with this ARA group. I’ve been telling myself this for a while. One more time ought to do it.

David =B~)

Post #152: The Murder Mystery Halloween Costume Birthday Party

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

It’s 11:30 am, and I’m taking the day to myself, hopefully. There is always something going on around here, and I hate missing out on fun.

My birthday party was last weekend. Halloween weekend. I usually gloat that the world holds several house parties in celebration of MY birthday, and I just need to show up. This year, I finally decided to own it. I planned a big Murder Mystery Halloween Costume Birthday Party for the 29th, and spent a good two to three weeks planning it.

The effort involved to pull something like that off is like having a mini-wedding, except that most people know how to attend a wedding. On top of booking a venue, assigning character, and printing out the game items, few people had played a Murder Mystery game before, let alone a LARP Murder Mystery. When I take a step back, it was really cool how everyone got into their characters, to the point that most people forgot about the murder altogether! I think that’s the intriguing part, since everyone had a good time even though only two people solved the murder. They were much more interested in getting to know the other characters in their game-world that related to them. I’m suddenly struck with the notion for another mystery game… no murders involved.

David =B~)