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It was a somewhat odd Mirror, Mirror event.  People weren't feeling themselves, sicknesses, allergies, late arrivals, non-arrivals, a lot of people going to bed early, missing people due to conflict with Aralis, cold weather, full moon.  It all added up to an event that was not bad, but strange.

I myself suffered a 3 1/2 hour period of total apathy on Saturday morning.  I woke up at 7:00 (not unusual) and laid in bed for 3 1/2 hours (extremely unusual).  I really just had no desire to get up and play the game.  At 8:30 when I should have gotten up to be ready in time to go out and play my flute at 9:00 as I usually do, I just didn't have the slightest bit of enthusiasm even for that.  I considered several times getting up and just leaving site and going somewhere else for the day, but I couldn't even work up the desire to get out of bed.  I wasn't feeling at all sick, just totally apathetic toward everything.  I have never felt like that before.  Alysha finally talked me out of it, which was a good thing because I had a really good day after that.

Highlights:

Kumir, you are a god among dogs.

Bei Hu - I've got to remember to get a spelling on that - So much of what Mei Shan has said now makes sense.

Mei Shan - She continues to be the best teacher and apprentice all rolled into one - Kumir and I adore her

Story telling with shadow accompaniment - best thing of the whole event - hats off to the two behind the curtain acting out the stories as they were told, absolutely incredible

"We have two healers" (the person counting does not count Kumir in this) "plus Kumir has two life spells" - Since when does having two life spells not get you counted among the healers, to say nothing of Kumir's actual healing?  However, I have the best discussions on what Kumir is vs what other people think he is, how it affects him and why he does the things he does that seem to impact peoples' perceptions.

Gnolls give canines a bad name.

The dog jokes were running rampant this weekend, always followed by "Sorry Kumir" or "No offense Kumir".  Must have happened at least 5 or 6 times.

It's kind of ironic that the fox is protecting the hound.

Roleplay with so many awesome characters, both PC and NPC.

I really need to get writing on the PEL for this.  I'm so tired and my head is so full I can already feel things falling out (things that I hope are not bits of brain; I don't have much of that to spare).

Date: 2013-10-21 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryxander.livejournal.com
Very weird about the apathy jag! That's so not like you. Sounds like exhaustion (on various levels) to me...

It was great seeing you! I was sorry we didn't run into each other much for the first half of the weekend, but glad we got to spend some time later. I really enjoyed our conversation about service, and I'm always happy to wind up next to you in the line -- even though it's still kind of surreal to see you up there!

Date: 2013-10-21 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bakeneko.livejournal.com
I'm sorry the event started out so rocky for you, but I'm really glad you stayed! Getting to RP with you on sunday and hear how Kumir was processing some of the things that had happened was one of the highlights of my weekend. Glad to hear that shadow play and Bai Hu went over well :3

Date: 2013-10-21 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kumir-k9.livejournal.com
You should understand that it was nothing about the game or the plot or anything staff did that caused it. I had a good enough time Friday night. This was clearly an internal issue with me that I have not figured out completely. I too am glad I got on with the weekend though because there was some fantastic stuff out there.

Speaking of which, who was behind the curtain with you? You two were just marvelous in reacting to the stories.

Date: 2013-10-21 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bakeneko.livejournal.com
Glad it went uphill for you! I sometimes find events without all my usual friends around to be really challenging.

Jim (Averik/Vincent) was the one doing shadow play with me. He's kind of a rockstar.

Date: 2013-10-21 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rowan-syngwyn.livejournal.com
I really just had no desire to get up and play the game.

I hit that wall Saturday afternoon, and managed to hike my way through it. Very glad I did. :o)

You should understand that it was nothing about the game or the plot or anything staff did that caused it.

I too am glad I got on with the weekend though because there was some fantastic stuff out there.

This and this.

Date: 2013-10-21 08:12 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
to say nothing of Kumir's actual healing

I hear Kumir's a front-line fighter at Mirror Mirror! Healing is incidental. :)

couldn't even work up the desire to get out of bed

That is one of the forms a 'donwanna' will manifest in, for me. Insufficient sleep makes that form particularly likely. Glad you beat that one, with some help, and I hope you got some rest over the weekend, somehow.

Date: 2013-10-21 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kumir-k9.livejournal.com
I hear Kumir's a front-line fighter

Who spreads these ugly rumors?

Insufficient sleep makes that form particularly likely

I think this is a big part of it. I've been chatting about it with JJ and we have some other theories too.

Date: 2013-10-22 03:29 am (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Who spreads these ugly rumors?

They keep turning up here, in this very journal! (And occasionally at Madrigal staff meetings.)

Date: 2013-10-21 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klee39.livejournal.com
I'm so glad the rest of the event went well after you got up Saturday. I was rather worried about you, and that you were going to have a lousy time after I kind of made you get back into game. I probably wouldn't have actually stolen your street clothes if you had decided to leave. Probably.
Edited Date: 2013-10-21 09:58 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-21 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kumir-k9.livejournal.com
No, you definitely made the right call. Kumir is one of those characters that you can't help but get into once you put on the costume. Everything about him forces you to change your way of thinking and acting. Thank you.

Date: 2013-10-22 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigershady.livejournal.com
Oh man I had that same feeling in the morning. I woke up and just looked out the open door from my sleeping bag at the rustling leaves in the trees and decided "naw, I'm good here for now."

Date: 2013-10-22 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grumblykins.livejournal.com
I'm glad you came back out. I should have stuck with you but I wasn't really awake, didn't think. Sorry for that.

I always enjoy our conversations; Kumir is so earnest and grounded. And it figures I finally figure out how to talk to him about slavery right after I leave site. *Headdesk* Next time!

I don't look at you as a healer or a warrior, really. My mind just clicks in, 'badass'.

Date: 2013-10-23 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] namesaretough.livejournal.com
I'm glad for the talk we had, even if it was a short one. I really look forward to finally being able to hang out with Kumir a bit and getting to know him better.

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