Hello all! I figured it was about time I actually went through with making one of these. Everyone else has such lovely journals, and I really enjoy reading everyone’s musings and posts about their lifes and interests and so on!
So, hello! I’m Cynical, or Cyn. I live in the San Francisco bay area in California, and have my whole life. I’m 26 currently, asexual, and chronically ill with some sort of autoimmune disorder that doctors have been trying to figure out and properly diagnose for nearly four years now. I’m an actor and a storyteller, and at this point 99% of my life revolves around sharing, acting out, and creating stories.
When there is not a global pandemic outside, and when my health allows, I travel a lot for the sake of my hobbies. In my attempts to spend as much of my life as possible avoiding reality and telling stories, I do this thing called larp, which stands for live-action roleplay. Specifically, I primarily focus on American Freeform and Nordic-inspired styles of larp. For those unfamiliar, think of it as a live, unscripted, community-driven storytelling event, where you and all the other participants get together for a weekend or longer, acting out intricate and diverse narratives through improvisation and collaboration. (You could also be much less fancy about it and just call it ‘D&D off the table’ or ‘what happens when those kids playing make believe grow up and have adult money’. ) I’ve traveled all over the us and beyond to participate both as staff and normal participants, and I am really going stir crazy waiting for it to be safe to do again.
When I’m not doing that, I can usually be found writing, crafting, wearing costumes, or gaming (video, tabletop, live, any types of games are games I’ll play). I’m a huge psychology and mythology nerd, and I’m a practicing kemetic pagan.