Larp Gospels: Into The Woods

Mother cannot guide you, Now you’re on your own.
Only me beside you. Still, you’re not alone.
No one is alone, truly. No one is alone.

Sometimes people leave you, Halfway through the wood.
Others may deceive you, You decide what’s good.
You decide alone, But no one is alone

I wish…

I know.
Mother isn’t here now.

Wrong things, right things

Who knows what she’d say?

Who can say what’s true?

Nothing’s quite so clear now.

Do things, fight things.

Feel you’ve lost your way?
But–

You decide, but… You are not alone.
Believe me, No one is alone.

You decide, but… You are not alone.
Believe me, truly.

You move just a finger, Say the slightest word.
Something’s bound to linger, Be heard.

No one acts alone.
Careful, No one is alone.

People make mistakes.
Fathers, Mothers. People make mistakes.
Holding to their own, Thinking they’re alone

Honor their mistakes. Fight for their mistakes.
Everybody makes. One another’s terrible mistakes.
Witches can be right, Giants can be good.
You decide what’s right, You decide what’s good.

Just remember.
Someone is on your side.

Our side.

Someone else is not.
While we’re seeing our side.

Our side.

Maybe we forgot.
They are not alone, No one is alone.

Hard to see the light now, Just don’t let it go.
Things will come out right now. We can make it so.
Someone is on your side, No one is alone.

Into The Woods – “No One Is Alone”

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Told By An Idiot

There is too much ‘hate’ in our lives.  You can’t go a day without hearing about it.
Someone hates their job, our government, their family… pick your poison.
Because it is.
Same old shit, different day and the tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow of it all can get pretty depressing.

So why don’t more of us embrace the concept of: Enthusiastic Ridiculousness?

It’s a brilliant phrase, one we should all thank Jenny Lawson for crafting.
In 2011 she was invited to the Ignite Evo Convention to speak on “whatever it is you’re passionate about” and then in just 9 minutes, armed with a 15 second demonstration she’s able to perfectly sum up the main idea/concept behind Larping better then most.
And she’s not even talking about larp.

Required Viewing:
Before we continue, watch this video first and all the way through please.

It echos the opening advice that I used to tell the ‘kids’…
Speaking to a large group or acting as if you’re another person can feel pretty silly.
Because it is.
It’s a kind of localized insanity… That your audience will accept whatever you choose to present to them as the truth, or the true you.  So why be nervous?  There’s no need to fear judgement when you have a rapt audience just waiting, wanting, ready to believe in every little thing you do. Now repeat after me.
“I’m about to look like an idiot and I’m comfortable with that.” Once you come to terms with this possibility and are able to truly laugh at yourself. The easy confidence that follows makes everything else cake.

So in acting, so in life, so in larp.
Don’t worry about trying to impress, win or prove yourself.
Just do it because it makes you furiously happy. I think you’ll find it’s contagious.