We should promote ourselves and get more people to join. Maybe we should make banners or something. I think we should. Also, we should do.......something else.....I dunno.
What date is the new Harry Potter book due for?
I had one of those dreams where you are so sure its real in the dream that it takes you a minute when you wake up to realize that it was a dream. It was a really good dream but at the same time it was horrible because it was a dream. It had to do with Harry Potter. It was really weird. Harry and Ron were at school at it was like that last day of school again or something and there was this monster that was like a huge dark mass with tentacles and lots of heads. Felicia was in my dream too. It was kind of random I think. Something having to do with birthdays too. I hate it when my hopes are raised like that and in the dream I'm thinking 'wow this is really happening' and then I wake up and its like DAMMIT. But I guess its better than nothing at all.......maybe. I don't know.
So who's excited about the new Zelda game which you can now pre-order? Huh? Huh? Okay, maybe its just me since I don't think either Grace nor Maddy is particularly into Zelda. But hey! I am! And especially since I think Koji Kondo still does all the Zelda music, or at least he did that last time I checked. I'm pretty dure he does all the music for Mario too. What a fun job. Creating scores for video games. Oh shit someone's at the door. Okay I'm back. I couldn't escape because I'm in the dining room which is right by the door. But yeah, I remember when I first saw a pirated preview of the new Zelda game. It give away much about the new game at all, but I remember thinking that the graphics were amazing. Actually, come to think of it, I still don't know the story line for the new game. All I can gather from the trailers are that there are cats, water, and oh shit look at this! It's called the Twilight Princess! That's the title for the new game. Hey, Link turns into a wolf? Okay now that's kind of cool and weird at the same time. I like wolves. Damn I have to pre-order this now.
So, I'm Grace, co-moderator of this community and long time member of that odd, hard-to-describe group of people out there who mostly wander around thinking we're alone until the rare occasion when we find a kindred spirit. When we were younger it was easier to find people like us because children are generally more accepting and imaginative, but childhood friends have since grown up and grown out of whatever it is we do, I really can't quite put it into words. It goes beyond escapism, though that is certainly a part of it. It may come in any form; reading, writing, acting, video games,larp, travel, but still it's more than all that, it's not just a hobby, it's a frame of mind, a way of life. It causes you to take chances, it's the impulse behind buying those authentic suede boots, it why you had to explore the little cave, even though you knew it probably held nothing more than those sheep glaring at you in the corner. There's a bit of it, whatever it is, in everyone, but most people are to caught up in the trivialities of the real world to care, or too embarrassed at the consequence of abnormal thought to say anything. And people do mock us, they groan or laugh or nod sceptically. But that's okay. Because there are more out there then they will ever know, people like us.
So, my name is Madeleine and I am a nerd of the Harry Potter sort. A huge huge huge nerd. Seriously, Grace, I think I'm a bigger Harry Potter nerd than you.
EDIT: Oh. And Herman Hesse too. I've read Demian at least 12 times. I looove it.
So this is it. Hopefully this will start something that could be a comfort for some people. Or it could just be Grace and me, although Grace hasn't even joined yet. This is kind of inspired by an essay I wrote for English and my years of gaming and anime watching and fantasy book reading. I'm not really quite sure where this will end up or what direction it will go in, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.