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!

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.

Ingress: Recursion, Level 8. Back to normal.

IMG_0993I made it! The most exciting thing about this past level is that I made the top-most badge of the Umbra Deploy Challenge in literally the last minute. Seriously, 12:59pm (when it ended at 1pm), and I got it. That was exciting.


Other than that, next time I do a self-challenge for anything to do with fielding, I allow for glyphing. Trying to get the appropriate amount of keys without glyphing was insane, and I went through almost my entire supply of heat sinks. But the fielding itself was super profitable, and it was an easy 600,000 AP to get as a result. Here’s a small sample of some of the microfielding I was doing:


At this point I return to normal play. I have learned a lot about AP gain through this process though — my normal M.O. is to just go out and kill all green because it’s most satisfying to me to see the waves of boom go out. But if you have been following the blog and are in a position to notice such things — not a single one of the challenges involved taking out any green. So that was a very good learning process for me, and I will do more construction in my normal play in the future as a result.

But I really did miss booming all the things, and the first thing I did when I leveled was take out a bunch of green (SorryNotSorry MewTwosTrainer!) I really really missed that. Also, derping all the things. I love to derp. Derp derp derp derp. Please let me use up all the keys I don’t need by throwing all those derp links.

Thanks for following along on my Ingress Journey back to Level 8!