There are a lot of artistic endeavors dedicated to the idea of hope. Songs, poems, paintings… even references in organizations such as the Masonic family. It is a beautiful ideal, going back so far in time it’s relatively untraceable. Pandora’s box, for example, let out all the terrible things into the world, but managed to … Continue reading Hope
Sorry it’s been awhile. I’ve been playing Classic and that took at lot of focus to get up to 60 and geared for raids. Today has been a truly strange day in my brain. I started on a manic streak a few days ago, so I’m wired like mainlining energy drinks and my thoughts are … Continue reading A Balancing Act
I realized this weekend that I take better care of myself at PAX than I ever do outside of it. Hydrating, eating healthy food, getting lots of exercise… I’m pretty sure I’ve lost a good 10 lbs this weekend. Setup and teardown are the strangest times within the show. Seeing all the booths and departments … Continue reading PAX West 2019
We are all DIFFERENT. I mean, you can label and categorize and group and clique all kinds of people, but in the end, we’re all DIFFERENT. I don’t mean “unique”, that’s an optimist’s way of saying it. DIFFERENT means we have a subset of a group of people that we feel more comfortable with, or … Continue reading A different mindset
It’s been rough the last little bit. Went through a massive manic phase, that was “fun” (/sarcasm). Though it did lead me to upgrade my computer and get an xbox one s, which I’ve been enjoying greatly. But then people just got to me, and a group of people I thought I could count amongst … Continue reading Nostalgia & Stuff
So update on the guild drama from earlier: I’ve been told that the perpetrator to these nasty lies was a person who was friends with the guild (and a guildie who fed the flames) who I had been chatting with in a friendly manner. He no longer played WoW and wanted me to play LoL … Continue reading Drama Update July 18
Hello! I’m Clara Rose, aka Moist Kumquat, and I found this message in a bottle that seems to lead on a hunt for treasure! I’m looking to collect a crew of interested folk to go after this treasure, and plan to do it: Sunday, July 21st at 7pm server time (8pm EST, 5pm PST) I’m … Continue reading The Tidesage’s Treasure
So almost a year ago I bought a whole new set up makeup because the bits and pieces I had lying around barely used were probably at least 3 years old, and that was under-exaggerating it. Today I was like, I’m going to stream a bit, so I should probably put some makeup on my … Continue reading GET IT OFF! GET IT OFF!
I’ve put off writing about this because I hate to be “that person”. In reality, most of the people you meet online have no importance in your overall life whatsoever. Online reputation is as hollow as the eye-holes on a masquerade mask. But in the end, I’m still human, and I still have feelings, and … Continue reading Drama Should Stay in the Theatre
The more I analyze my childhood, trying to understand what led to my behaviours as an “adult”, the more I realize that my parents did nothing wrong. I mean, I had never blamed them, but of course psychology often dictates that it’s the environmental influences that can make a person the way they become. It’s … Continue reading Nature vs Nurture
It’s pride month, so I wanted to share some things with any who happen to come by here. I recently discovered a new subset of asexuality which really spoke to me. Although I have been cis most of my life and had many sexual partners, in recent years I have started listening to myself and … Continue reading Happy Pride!
Whenever I hear this song, I think of my father. Though it’s likely not really his preferred style of music (he liked old school country and some rock n roll), the mariner theme and feeling of the ocean always brought my mind to him. He was one of few who, although never truly understanding me … Continue reading The Islander
I find it so incredibly frustrating that there is so much help for those in crisis, but so very little for actually fixing ongoing issues. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very glad that the crisis support is there, and I know that they help a lot of people through difficult times. But when it comes … Continue reading A Rant About Mental Health Systems
The most meta thing on this Earth is psychology.
As I’m laying propped up on my bed with my cat across my chest, cradled in my arms, my mind begins to relax. With the rhythmic stroking of my hand from my cat’s chin to her little pot belly, I fell deeper and deeper. I started a rough draft of this post in my head. … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole
As I write this I am listening to Protomen’s amazing cover of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”… it triggers in me so many memories, within so many senses. I remember that PAX, sitting with Cheebus, listening to the Protomen play the song live. It was always a powerful song for me, as much of … Continue reading Where do I begin?