So, I'm off work today, due to a bad case of Extreme Deadness.
By this, I mean I came down with the most horrific migraine last night. I've never felt that rough. I couldn't sleep, because the bed felt like it was rocking, my head was pounding and I felt nauseous. In the end, I took a load of pierot
's prescription migraine killer meds (I know! I know! I shouldn't!) and crawled off to bed at 1 am when my hands and feet went numb.
As a result, I'm now spending today curled up on the sofa.
Whilst I'm here, I'm pondering various things. One of them is the amount of appreciation that most storytellers get, or don't get. Most STs, larp STs in particular, put a stupid amount of work, creativity, thought and time into running these games, which we all do love or we wouldn't spend so much time playing them. Yet 90% of the time, the players who are happy with a game just bimble along, sometimes writing bad fic, and chatting amongst themselves, and the only people who take the time and effort to e mail an ST are the ones who have issues and problems or want to tell the ST why they have got it WRONG WRONG WRONG.
Now, this doesn't seem very fair to me. Therefore, after some conversation with mistress_fran
, we have decided that this Thursday shall be
What we would like is for everyone to find the time, on Thursday, to say something nice to an ST. Send them an e mail telling them that you liked their game. Post up an entry in your LJ about the lovely things that STs do. Bake them a cake, or send them some cookies. Say something nice to an ST.
I shall certainly try and do so.
And in advance, I'd just like to say 'thank you' to every single LARP ST I have played under over the last thirteen years. You've all enriched my life an immeasurable amount and I love the amazing worlds, stories and experiences you've all shared with me.