"Researchers found that ravens often use their beaks like hands to make gestures toward others.
Ravens and their relatives such as crows and magpies have been found to be remarkably intelligent over the years, surpassing most other birds in terms of smarts and even rivaling great apes on some tests.”
Oh my gosh. MY LEGS.
I just got back from a LARPing event a little outside Gig Harbor called Dystopia Rising. Good gods was it fun as hell.
"Dystopia Rising takes place roughly four generations after the fall of mankind. No one is exactly sure how long it has been since the world became infected with the undead and the nuclear option was used, so the best that the survivors have been able to do is count the generations that have come before them. Written stories and tales passed by word of mouth create what is the remaining history of those first few generations, and misinformation has clouded the tragedies of the original point of impact.”
So there are several locations around the country if you’re interested at all. There are different strains of humans now, and I play a Lascarian hunter named Knox. They’re a little twitchy. Lascarians are basically Falmer almost. They took to the subways and sewers when the fall hit and became a sort of savage people.
"The earth was scarred, broken, deformed. The surface became dangerous and deadly, and cultures were lost. The sky rained down radiation, so we took cover the only place we could, beneath the surface.”
– Eathon, Hunter of Tunnel Thirteen
So light sensitive, twitchy little cannibals of sorts! Ironically, Lascarians (as I’ve noticed) are the most tightly knit group and form the closest bonds out of all the other groups, even more so than the Red Star.
In my opinion, if you’ve never LARPed before, this is a reallygood place to start. The people I met over this last weekend were the best I have ever had the pleasure to be around in my life. If you have any questions on how LARPing works or about Dystopia Rising, please ask! I can answer most anything and will happily help you on your way.
ALSO AS A BONUS, the people were not transphobic, homophobic, etc. The only “discrimination” was completely in character against strains. Say for instance, ‘Mericans don’t like the Red Star and vice versa. Some people are grossed out by Lascarians, and Yorkers hate Baywalkers.
Plus their harassment policies are amazing. They are REALLY strict about harassment, in and out of game. So yeah! I love DR and I hope to keep going every month now!!
Use this to combat pro-life “statistics” (aka, statistics pulled out of a random donkey’s hiney).