A YOLO situation.
AN: I’m sorry for the delay in my responses to asks & such atm, folks. The Tumblr is making me hell of anxious atm. But we’ll get there. You’re all great.
but how am i supposed to know the world is fucked up if banksy doesn’t spray paint it on a public wall
somebody told me that you made a text post that looked like a text post i made in february of last year
So, we went up to Disneyland today, because Frito had been reading about this new sort of ARG(Alternate Reality Game)/LARP(Live Action Role Play) event that they’re doing in Frontierland - basically there’s two factions (Frontierland and Rainbow Ridge) vying for control of land and such. There are various things you can do - deliver telegrams, try and capture people who have had bounties put out on them, etc. All of this earns you “bits” - little wooden coins that you can use to buy land and do other things.
When you enter Frontierland, if you’re wanting to play, you get yourself a nametag with your “Western name” and declare your allegiance to one faction or the other - having just seen the Dapper Dans perform prior (the song of my people!), I named myself “Dapper Matt”. In addition to the cast members, there are pretty clearly some ‘regulars’ - people who have mounted their nametag stickers on buttons, invested in hats, and so on - who have created a recurring character of some manner. (The game is kind of clearly aimed at annual pass holders who can return multiple times to do stuff like that.)
Anyways, at one point someone put a bounty on me, and I got tossed in the hoosegow (a little ‘jail cell’ that you spend around 2 minutes in to ‘do your time’) - and a cast member whose shtick was wandering around playing the guitar (he plays musical stings whenever there’s a “duel” - rock/paper/scissors shootouts) sat down with me and started playing a blues riff. Well, I didn’t have anything off the top of my head, but we wound up jamming to “Jailhouse Rock” for several minutes.
On the ride home, Karen and I decided that clearly this means I need to make “Dapper Matt” a recurring character and prep some more songs in case I get tossed in jail the next time we’re up there. So I decided that I need to invest in a strawboat hat, and that my character is a down-on-his-luck barbershop singer who dreams one day of moving to “Main Street USA” and joining the Dapper Dans. :)
And then it hit me that basically I’m role-playing Barry Carl’s cameo in The Wedding Weekend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8BRAylvIBE
(It also occurs to me that if it’s still running in November when everyone’s out for Blizzcon, the potential for RP shenanigans is EPIC)
I hit a serious art block this week, so! HTTYD AU sketches.