Threw this together awhile back from pieces of cork.
Past PC Bits
Haunted Memories: Igor, Tim, Quinn, Garfield (and more I don't remember)
The Reach: Roland, Bob, Warwick, Wright, Sofia, Ron (and more)
City of Fog and Blood: Bruce
Fallcaost: Richard, Johanna, Ulf, Whiskey, Keith
Bump in the Night: Joan
Reno 2.0 Alexander, Zeke
Fallen World Panopticon
Current PC Bits
Arx Tibaltus, Asha
Fate's Harvest Vo
Past Staff Bits
The Reach: Carthage
Igor on Haunted Memories, was my first forray into MU*ing and Werewolf. An older russian veteran wolf, who travelled to Austria chasing down a Ghost Child who was the focus of his former pack's downfall. Stuck around for a good while, although I did sadly I suppose come in at the end of that game's lifetime.
Warwick on TheReach, Mastigos Mage running from the Chicago mob with a history in counter terrorism in the UK. My attempt at a Silver Ladder politicing sort of guy, was great fun to play but again he came up at the end of TheReach's lifetime.
Bob on TheReach, a Changeling Fairest and my first forray into that sphere. A Prince Charming who kept looking for his princess, but once he finds her he always ends up dissatisfied and kills her. Never intended for him to actually find the one in a PC for obvious reasons. Had a very grandiose persona, seeing the world as a story where he was the protaganist.
Joan Dark on Bump In The Night, didn't play her much but I greatly enjoyed playing Joan when I did. A former US spook who got caught up being a thrall to some vampire in the middle east. Mind broken by vitae addiction and repetetive Dominate usage, escapes and comes back to the states convinced "they" are still following her. Living off the grid, paranoid as fuck and suffering from Vitae withdrawl which she tried to sate with heroin.
Gabriel on Arx, my only attempt at L&L, and I did greatly enjoy playing him most of the time. It was nice to try and play the mature/stoic/strong leadership sort in a setting where that actually had some form of effect, to whatever degree I managed it. Sadly didn't work out in the end as geography is against me in this hobby.
Been struggling to sleep for a few days now. My final dissertation fell through last year due to the pandemic making my economical situation a bit challenging and since then I've taken as much student debt as I am allowed in my state so that ran out too and since I've already "used" my opportunity for guidance on the disseration I had to write it all without oversight. I've written the thing now will submit it this sunday but my nerves keep playing up.
It felt like quite the failure to not get my exam and teaching lisence as was the plan (something I realise is a pretty common occurance from last year) and I've been beating myself up about it a lot. It's generally made me rather unable to judge the quality of my work so I second guess it a lot. Just a very stressful time with the rest of my year looking very different depending on how it pans out.
For whatever reason when I try to connect with DuckClient it automatically breaks the connection when I try to log in. Woe.
The Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch, starting with The Lies of Locke Lamora. The first book is a rather unique take on the fantasy genre, atleast in my experience. The whole book takes place in a single sprawling city and follows a band of criminals trying to live in a expansive criminal underworld. It's a marrying of a fantasy and a mafia story, with revenge at its heart.
I am personally a big fan of stories that keeps it tight and personal. There is no saving the world, no big world shattering mystery as I said the whole book is really just about one city, and about one band of criminals in that city. The cast of character is pretty colourful, with a few of them going against trope and a few with it.
The following books travel around the world hinted at in the first one as we learn more about it, each one has a very central classic story at its heart. One is a heist novel, another a spy thriller filled with political intrigue. The magical elements also increase slowly through the books as the character's view of the world expand beyond the reality they existed in at the start.
Working as a substitute teacher is starting to wear me down a bit. Waking up at 5-6 every work day, only to have to wait for two hours to see if I even get booked anywhere that day sucks. And then having to go to an entierly new place of work more than half the time, new place, new people, new students and try to be some manner of authority in a class where half the time I have been given no or barely any instruction as to what the students are supposed to actually do. I mean I am a glorified babysitter for a gang of kids, but it is hard to keep them in their seats if I can't even give them something to do.
It's nothing terrible or anything, I am just coming up on a year of this and the uncertainty and a lack of consistency in my days, my work and my paycheck. I'm sure some people thrive in this type of waking up everyday having no idea where you will be or what you will do work, but it isn't the long term life for me.
The times I have played non-white characters in WoD games and the like I'll admit I've never really thought of them as wholly different from any white character I have played. But if we're being honest most of my characters are pretty shallow and based around singular concepts of like "Oh, I want to be a warrior poet or a mafia wizard." or some other bullshit rather than anything deeper.
To me the problem of being afraid that you'll play it horribly can only stop you so far. I mean I am sure I play a terrible american period, but since basically all games are set in america I tend to play them. Despite not having any real in depth knowledge of what it is like to grow up over there beyond consuming the entertaiment media since you've got that stuff on lock.
I do realise it is a bit different since questions of race/ethnicity tends to be more sensitive than general culture, but still.
That's actually something he's mentioned. Some guy talked about him needing to do more ads, and he said he was fairly happy with the amount of people he has now and doesn't want to be overwhelmed. Which was a positive to me, shows more awareness than many people I've seen.