- From Our ReadersHere's How LARPing Changed My LifeFrom Our Readers
LARPing, or live action role playing, allows participants to assume the roles of characters. Instead of describing their actions in a tabletop game or using a video game console to affect the environment, LARPers are actors representing their characters. Many would-be LARPers post about how they would like to try LARP, but fear social ridicule and judgment as the stigma against LARPers is still relatively severe. Over the last several years, LAR…
- Young Adult EducationWe're All A Little Nerdy: ‘Into The Wild Nerd Yonder' by Julie HalpernKerry Winfrey
As much as I love Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, I kind of hate it, too. Not because it’s not funny or because it doesn’t have a great romance ((it’s hilarious and totally swoony), but because I didn’t write it. Seriously, this book is amazing and I’m so jealous of Julie Halpern’s writing. But don’t worry, guys! I’ll put aside my writing-induced jealousy for the greater good, which is telling you all about this super smart, super witty,…
- Open LettersAn Open Letter to People Who Do Civil War ReenactmentsAnnie Stamell
…ters strange hobbies. Other strange and possibly made-up movie hobbies could include (but are not limited to): LARPing CosPlay (which could be the same thing as LARPing I’m not sure) needlepoint clubs stamp collecting being an architect Renaissance Faire-Going Parkour stalking people Drinking a glass of wine in a bubble bath Fencing keeping a food diary I mean these aren’t things people do in real life. Like Civil War Reenactments….
- The Heatley CliffQuiz: Are You a Nerd?Amy Foster
…I was born pretty much, an old lady. Even I have to admit that The Heatley Cliff itself, is one step away from LARPing. Thankfully, the word “nerd” does not have the same negative connotation it did in the past. Indeed, there are categories and sub categories of nerd-dom. Perhaps you self-identify as one, but wonder, how nerdy am I? Well, if you can answer yes to more than 10 items on the checklist below, the answer would be pretty…
- Happy National Goof Off Day!Rachel Hintz
March 22nd is National Goof Off Day! Why Celebrate? Most of us live busy lives. Work usually dominates our time during the week, and if you’re like me, the weekend sometimes just feels like time to collapse, recover, and prep for the coming week. But honestly, it feels like life has been nonstop crazy ever since high school. As a kid, growing up gave us plenty of time to be goofy. We had opportunities to not be serious and to really explor…
- The Heatley CliffThe Myth of the MuseAmy Foster
…’ll know that much of what goes on at The Heatley Cliff is, let’s face it, one step down maybe from LARPing, but is also meant to be silly and fun. I also talk about my family, my children and husband and my love of Portland, where I am lucky enough to live. I don’t usually talk about my work even though I love my job. I have a really great job. What’s not to love? I write songs, for a living and I write books on the side….
- Teaspoon of HappyTalking with my bestie, Zooey Deschanel, about childhood memories and true friendshipSarah May Bates
…I just remember running around and jumping on rocks. It was like Lord of the Rings. It was probably like, early Larping. S: We invented it. Z: Sorry guys, we invented it. S: I liked whenever we were going to “buy a house” or be grownups, outside. Z: I remember someone in our class saying, “A house costs $100.” And I remember you and I were like, “No, a house costs at least $1,000.” S: Well, we were right. Z: It does cost at least $1,000. S: I’m…
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