Geek Approved – October

October has now passed and time just continues, barreling down the hallway of life like a crazed quarterback. Seriously. I can’t keep up.
r2-d2-falls-over
Me dealing with life.
A lot of cool things happened between exams and curling up in fetal position from lack of life-handling-skills.
These were my nerdy favourites for the past month:

1. Roleplaying

svavelvinter bok rollspel roleplaying book

As I wrote in (Tabletop Roleplaying – My First Time) I have kinda feared the actual roleplaying. Then I was sidetracked with some lovely character creation and forgot to be nervous. But yesterday, the time had finally come.
I would have to actually… act. Or at least pretend in front of people and not just in my head.

But it was amazing. Yes, my face was kind of red. Yes, I had to have a drink or two for bravery. But it was SO MUCH FUN. I love exploring new worlds, through gaming or books and I will now add roleplaying to that list.

The best moment of the night was when my character had to desperately defend herself. At the crucial dice roll which would decide if she would succeed in defending herself with wind magic, or likely die, I scored sixes. Which meant the assassin was literally blasted across the alley by a gust of wind so powerful it took everything in its way with it.
I felt like goddamn Kvothe when he called the wind for the first time.

excited minions

It was, just to cement your view of me as a sad little nerd, everything I’ve ever dreamt of. Can I always be her instead of me? Okay, maybe that’s not a healthy approach. My point is, it felt like being there. The only equally strong sense of stepping into another world and affecting it myself, not just spectating, was when I first played World of Warcraft, many years ago. And that is saying something.

To all others who are afraid of trying out tabletop roleplaying, who thinks it is too nerdy and that they will feel embarrassed playing pretend like that:
With the right friends and someone to guide you through it, it can be an absolutely amazing experience.

2. Guild Wars 2

guild wars 2
I never fell for GW2 like I though I would. It was a very pretty game and I loved customizing my character (so much I made four in a row before even pressing play).
But the story didn’t grab me and I felt that I had no direction or purpose. Sandbox games are not always my cup of tea.

Now though
, on the third attempt, there’s a spark.I’m getting the hang of my abilities and the game mechanics- I’m thoroughly enjoying discovering events and hunting down bosses. I’ve not gotten excited about a “new” MMO in a long while. So yay!
dr horrible fingers crossed

3. Halloween

Halloween is always a highlight for me. But this year things got quite stressful. Eventually it worked out though and I had a brilliant night with my BF and friends.
Here is my costume! (Or you know, the parts of it that fit in a bathroom selfie.)

fawn_halloween
I was some kind of Urban Fawn-Demon/Forest Creature. Just go with it. xD

I got lots of compliments on my horns which of course made me go  ~*w*~ (=starry-eyed, overly excited and waving my arms around like a jellyfish, in case that wasn’t clear.)

If you want to make your own for a cosplay or a party or something, you can  have a look at my antler-tutorial here. Quick and cheap, the way I like it. (Y)

What did you enjoy most in October– a book, a movie or dressing up as something awesome for Halloween?

/Joh

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14 thoughts on “Geek Approved – October

  1. I love your antlers! They look fantastic, and I just glanced at the tutorial. So easy! I made some antlers for a flower crown in the summer, and it was… more work than I anticipated, lol. Your whole costume looks wonderful!

    I had 2 costumes I actually wore out this year (1 I only put on for pictures), and it was all pretty thrown together. Halloween is the only time of year I can wear fancy dresses! (http://a-nudge.blogspot.com/2015/11/currently-13.html)

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    1. Thank you! They had to be easy, I’m not that skilled at DIY’s… hehe xD
      Wow, love all of your costumes as well, so hardcore to do several 😀 Your blog looks awesome btw, will definitely check it out more when I have the time!

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  2. I love the way you describe LARPing. I’ve never tried it, and I can imagine feeling all sorts of nerdy about it, but I think that’s more just because we’re supposed to be like “adults” or something? And adults don’t play pretend??? Which is super dumb??? lol Anyway it sounds awesome, and I love your costume – did you use black contacts?

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    1. Yeah, I totally agree! F*** that 😀
      Also, I’m incredibly self-conscious so I’m always judging myself and feeling stupid by just doing normal stuff, but I’m being brave here and it rocked. ^^

      Mhhm, black contacts. Would have looked even better with those covering the entire eye I think but they seem like a nightmare to get in there? xD I can barely handle normal ones, hehe.
      Thank you! 😀

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  3. I love the way you describe LARPing. I’ve never tried it, and I can imagine feeling all sorts of nerdy about it, but I think that’s more just because we’re supposed to be like “adults” or something? And adults don’t play pretend??? Which is super dumb??? lol Anyway it sounds awesome, and I love your costume – did you use black contacts?

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  4. I am right there with you on that R2D2 gif….the last few months of the year are flying by, and I need to find the brakes! I’m so glad you loved role playing! I absolutely adore playing with my weekly Dungeons and Dragons group – you are so correct that the people you play with can make it amazing. You definitely have to have a great group. But when it’s great, it’s SO great. Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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    1. Ugh, I feel like I’m forgetting to breath even. 😛 We should both take some time and just chill and watch HP hehe.

      Hehe, it’s such a surprise for me, never thought I’d actually dare to try it out. You’re so right. 🙂 Thank you!

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      1. Seriously, I wish for magical powers alllllll of the time 🙂 Or at least for magical creatures to be real.

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    1. The Sisterhood of Faceflooring, you in? 😛

      Haha thanks, so am I. Still not 100% comfortable but still having fun :3 I think the key is to do it with the “right” friends who can pull you along. 🙂

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