Mazes and the maze of who I am

So, I got invited to be a part of an online RPG for 9th Level Games, playing their Mazes game. We did the first of two parts yesterday, and that was a blast! Normally Mazes is a bit more serious, but the DM was happy to run with our Scooby-doo-like antics. I can’t wait to play the next part in two weeks!

Now, for those of you who have known me, but didn’t know about that, I did announce on Facebook a few times, but the algorithm hated my linking or something and I noticed the post wasn’t put in front of too many eyes. Normally I don’t care about this, but that particular announcement was sad to see muffled. Hopefully with putting it here, you’ll see it more! Yesterday’s session can be found here. And you can go to levelup_ttv on Twitch for the second round on Sunday June 20th at 4:30pm.

But I’m hoping you came here to find this other thing I mentioned in the stream, the Dracula Radio Play. I am part of a Production group called the Cryptic Canticles. We are a bunch of performers who met in the opera companies, goth spaces, or gaming places, who are like-minded and decided to put together this group to funnel some of our creative energy into. A while ago we decided to undertake a massive project of producing a version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that is fully cast, and podcast-delivered on the date of the journal entries. We managed to make it, and are pretty proud of the result! It runs May 3rd-November 6th every year, and it’s easy to catch up on if you start listening now.

Otherwise, who I am is a gamergothgeek who occasionally sings. I play a lot of tabletop games (board, RPG, minis, etc), and attend as many gaming conventions as I can afford. This is really my primary hobby. I am a goth, meaning I love goth music, go out to goth clubs (when it is possible), and live in a fairly goth aesthetic for my clothing and home decor. I also work with computers for my paycheck, and also love geekly things like anime, Star Wars, the MCU, etc. And lastly, I have been professionally trained as an opera singer, which I occasionally still do from time to time (I am currently concentrating on my primary vocation.)

OK, that’s me in a nutshell, and I hope y’all enjoy the Mazes game as much as I’m enjoying it!

Pandemic Life

Hey all, I realized I haven’t updated in a bit, so here’s an update. I’m living, like the rest of the world, in a pandemic so life the last 5 months has been fairly isolatory with so many plans being canceled. Ruddigore is on hold, of course. I’ve not been able to go out and meet people as much. I haven’t been in the office since early March though thankfully I can work remotely and remain employed.

But where life cancels some plans, it picks others back up. Cryptic Canticles has been doing a lot of things these months; we have a new project soon to be announced (and well under production already). I got the house in Pittsburgh ready for rental and am working on new housing here in Philly. I have made a lot of things with crochet. There’s also some recording things I’ve been doing here and there.

So, there’s not quite anything to report yet, but I have been keeping very busy with many projects. I miss everyone though, and can’t wait to be able to see people irl again!

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I got Animal Crossing, since a lot of friends were raving about it being good for being holed up for the time being. My first reaction to it? From the slack channel dedicated to this game:

gwenix uhm… so I’m an indentured servant?


gwenix OK, I am no longer an indentured servant and am now a good little capitalist consumer.

No one else was as amused by this as I was.