Okay, mini-maintenance completed, onto the ACTUAL blog post.
If you actually know me, you should know that I game, in particular, I larp. (For more information on what larping is, check out Lizzie Stark who is an authority on the subject; she's even written a book Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role Playing Games, due out in May 2012. Get a copy!) I love immersing myself in someone else for awhile and living in some other world than my own.
For a long time, larping was a way for me to escape. To get out of my life which regardless of the fact that I have had a relatively good life, I hated. After awhile on top of the escapism (Something which I am not endorsing. Deal with your problems people, ignoring them is like ignoring the fact that you just fed your passel of Mogwai pizza after midnight and maybe they won't turn into gremlins who are going to murder you in your sleep) I started using my character(s) as a way to better myself.
Enter Cody Capulet-Kane.
|Cody, left (played by me) with her 'sister' Chance, right (played by Kristin Tone) |
Taken at DREAMATION 2005
Why am I introducing your to her? Well while I was thinking about things to blog about (see how this all comes full circle? I totally meant to do that ya know) and I started thinking about Cody and the cadre of characters who I've played over the years and miss playing (or in the instance of Cody still play to some extent). So, my brilliant idea is to start blogging sometimes as them. I'll be starting off by introducing the character (like I am doing here) and hopefully posting a piece of fiction about the character. The Cody story I'd like to share today is one I wrote back in 2005 (shortly after this picture was taken, actually).
So in the end, expect to see Cody on here from time to time.
Full Name: Cody Marie
Age at Creation: 16
Current Age: 24(ish)
Where is she from? Buffalo, NY
Game System: The Avatar System
What does she do? Cody likes to help people, more frequently by protecting them from those who would hurt them.
Hobbies: Paint, play the drum
Past Loves: Miranda "Di", Sigma CaineFamily Life: Mother raised her with the help up her older and way cooler brother along with his ragtag group of friends. When she entered game she was effectively cut off from her family and had to therefore be raised by her Aunt (who is a Goddess / Manifestation of the Nexus), a multitude of uncles, an adoptive father figure, two adoptive sisters and a six-foot tall cat.
Story behind the cut.