01
Oct
08

*shifty eyes*

So, I have finally bitten the proverbial bullet and joined the most geeky of geeky things:  an LJ fandom roleplay.

I have become somewhat obsessed with a recent HBO show, True Blood.  It hits all my right buttons for some reason, and I have now read through half the series of books it is based off of as well.  The roleplay is based off the series/books.  I’d explain how LJ roleplays work, but it’d take forever.  Suffice it to say, it’s very geeky.

I was hesitant at first, but I now look at it as potential writing practice.  Honestly, I have thought about writing fiction, from time to time, but I have shied away from it due to the fact that 1. I don’t actually read that much fiction in the first place and 2. I worry about how my stories might come off.  In reality, I write stories and scenes all the time in my head, and have done so since I was a little kid.  I see this roleplay as an opportunity to attempt to write in someone else’s voice (though the character and I do share some similarities), which is one of the first steps in practicing fiction writing.

I find the escapism welcome here in Korea, where I pounce on any chance to distract myself from my less-than-enjoyable life here.  And, frankly, I have been writing with various degrees of seriousness for about 7 or 8 years now, and perhaps it is time to try something new.

Anyway, that’s my embarrassing moment for the day.

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