07 December, 2009

LARPing Like My Life Depends On It

I just googled, "How to make your own wax stamp." With the results came the realization that I am painfully strange as a person.
Sure, on the outside I put my best foot forward and try to project the coolest, hippest, most in-the-know vibe I possibly can while in public. But if you've known me for very long, you've seen that facade flicker and my true awkwardness shine through.
I admit, if it were more accessible, I'd probably get into super strange, uber-nerdy things like LARPing, Dungeons and Dragons and taxidermy. What's LARPing you ask? Well literally defined it is Live Action Role Playing. But really, it is so much more.

You've heard of the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) fantasy game World of Warcraft right? Well imagine if that magical and enchanting world of make believe came to life!!! You gasping at the sheer prospect, I know.
Well make believe becomes reality with LARPing. It's exactly as it sounds: the real life execution of a role playing action game....LARPing.

This is what World of Warcraft game play looks like. WARNING: Some Foul Language



And this little gem of a clip is LARPing based on Warcraft. It's gloriously funny.


So long story short, I am SO not hip. I don't follow the cool trends, I don't dress cool, I don't own an Apple computer nor an iPhone. I watch Disney Channel, Travel Channel and HGTV. I shop at Ross, Target and Burlington Coat Factory. I buy my books off Amazon or from local used book stores and I love to collect computer parts "just in case."
Is it too late to be cool?
Does it matter?
Would I want to sacrifice everything I am and know to be just a little bit more hip?
Am I damning myself further by continually using the word hip since it's surely no longer en vogue?
Either way, I need to finish my research into the world of making my own wax stamp, so I best be off.
Happy LARPing.

6 comments:

Scott said...

Have you heard of the ABC show "WifeSwap"? They basically pick a weird/crazy family and some form of a successful/intense/strict family and switch the moms for a week. My wife and I watched a few episodes once. (You may have heard that Balloon Boy's family was on it.)

Anyway, one time they had a LARPing family on and it was hilarious. They made the new mom (a real estate agent) be the queen in a LARPing event. I thought you might appreciate this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5fo0vfsYfU&feature=PlayList&p=BE451AB901160D31&index=11

More info: http://abc.go.com/shows/wife-swap/episode-guide/bonettlinkins/161664

ImpoverishedSoul said...

I think Blogger should introduce a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" icon next to the posts. You know, like Youtube? Yeah. I'm full of wacky ideas like that (sarcasm)

Point is, I give the post a thumbs up. lol.

jason_chambers said...

Larping is hard core.

tudy1311 said...

i tried playing wow. its a nicegame but i didnt get addicted at all, i enjoyedit for a while and then went on to another game. i was attracted by the soundtrack and general gameplay and of course the trailers and intros made me want to try it out. its worth playing.

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