A Blog post about thoughts: A teenager’s survival guide to showing their importance

A Blog post about thoughts: A teenager’s survival guide to showing their importance

Hello, interwebs! Today I wanted to write a blog post about something that has become more conscious to me in my everyday life, and it’s something I believe that hasn’t been expressed that needs to be.

As a seventeen-year-old, it’s sometimes difficult to get adults to respect your thoughts. Even though I am approaching adulthood myself, adults still have a difficult time understanding that thoughts should be respected regardless of age. In my most recent events, this fact has been coming to my attention more and more. I always remembered teachers that never took anything their students said seriously, but I didn’t realize how big of a problem it is until this recent stage in my life.

Therefore, I started wondering. Where did this idea start that children cannot have complex and valid thoughts? Curious, I did some research. In my parents’ generation, children were expected to only speak when spoken to and that they couldn’t even have a moral compass until the age of 12 ( that coming from a more religious standpoint, but I found it interesting nonetheless). After reading that ( and much more of course)I came to a conclusion, the teaching of child upbringing transferred into the parents of my generation thus creating the epidemic that is this lack of logic.

Of course, I know that every generation comes to this struggle. The everlasting contradiction of parents never learning to take their children seriously. History always repeats itself but I question why such a practice, like many other worse things in modern society, continue to strive. For this question, I could not find an answer.As this train of thought continued, I pondered that maybe a psychological factor is at play. Is it possible that parents are enraged by the thought provoking ideas of their children because they cannot come up with logical arguements to contradict them?

I digress, I could wonder about this topic for days. I have a message to leave with you, whoever could be reading this. All thoughts, wether logical or illogical, deserve a level of respect regardless of age,gender,religious beliefs, etc. even from teenagers that, and I quote, ” haven’t had the life experience to develop opinions”. To my fellow teens possibly struggling with this same issue, continue to persist. If you have a valid, logical aruguement and reasoning to back something up, know in your own heart and mind that you have made the right decision. Furthermore, I have come to realise that making decisions to please everyone else is no way to live a life. If you strongly believe something, or strongly appose something, stick with that thought and let no one sway you; be strong willed but not stubborn.

Hopefully this article wasn’t too negative, against my usual tone. Sometimes there are things that you want to express, and sometimes only written word will make do.

Keep on Keeping on.

Lia

College Update: Where I’m actually going

College Update: Where I’m actually going

Hello Interwebs! It seems that you guys really liked the sort of informal type blog post so I thought I’d make another one. Recently, I posted about my college acceptances and how I was going to commit to ASU. However, not even a week after that I got some pretty earth shattering news that (thankfully) changed where I could go to college.

I visited Arizona State for their “Admitted students day” earlier this month and loved the campus. It was huge, modern buildings mixed in with some old brick ones, and it was surrounded by lots and lots of things to do. On the downside, It was 91 outside and my pale skin was taking a beating. My dorms were a 3o minute walk ( with many stops for directions) from where I would be taking a majority of my classes. After taking the tour, walking the campus, and meeting some of the people I could potentially be taking classes with; I realized that I was almost depressed to have that school as my only option. I loved the campus and it seemed really nice but the people and the atmosphere weren’t anything near what I was looking for.

For those of you that don’t know, ASU is a known “Party School” and the students really show it. Just scrolling through the Class of 2021 facebook page, it was hard for me to find anyone that I had even a sliver of anything in common with. On the way home from Arizona I became more and more depressed. Was this the place I would have to go? Would I hate it so much that I would want to come home after the first semester?  I really didn’t want to do it but at that point, it seemed it was my only option.

A few days after I got home I got the incredible news that I got accepted into my first pick, The University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington. As you can imagine, I cried. A few minutes later I found out that I got a 14,000 dollar scholarship, in which more tears ensued. Of course the next day I accepted. I immediately looked at the facebook page and almost everyone on the page was someone I could easily be friends with. Nerds, gamers, artists, and writers; my people. I was so put at ease knowing that I was blessed enough to be able to go a school I could put my heart into.

So my message to you, one, don’t be discouraged if you feel you are out of options. Maybe something awesome will come through. Two, you will be placed where you are meant to be and regardless make the most of it.

Sorry about the long post but I hope it was interesting. Now that school is slowing down a little, expect more blog posts!

Stay Happy

Lia

 

3 More Months: Thoughts about going to college

3 More Months: Thoughts about going to college

Hello, interwebs! Today I just wanted to do a more casual, less structured blog post talking about my thoughts about getting ready to start college. In most recent events, I got accepted to 2 of my colleges and got a rather large scholarship for one, which honestly was a total surprise to me and just goes to show anyone can do it. After receiving that news I have started to look at my decision a little more seriously as it is right around the corner. Since I can’t really turn down scholarship money it looks like I’ll be committing to Arizona State University sometime in the next week.

That being said, there are some serious thoughts that go around such a time in your life. At first, I was really worried about even getting into a college at all. But now that that anxiety is more than dealt with there is this almost awkward sense of peace. For my fellow anxiety people, this sense of calm is usually very unsettling. However, this isn’t. After living most of my life fully believing that something like this would never happen, having it happen is the most gratifying thing. Not only to prove to people that I am capable of such and achievement but to prove to myself that I can actually do it.

Looking toward the future there are other things now that are starting to preoccupy my thoughts. Worries about roommates, hot Arizona weather, finding a way to eat and not gain the “freshman 15” ( when I despise working out), and most importantly my relationship turning long distance.

It’s something we have worried and hated talking about since we started dating at the beginning of this year. It isn’t so much a lack of trust, but a wonder if what we have will last over state lines. It really is a scary thing to think about. However, looking at the past 6 months we have been together I think we will be just fine.

If you aren’t a high school senior but you know someone who is, be nice to them right now. All we want is for people to tell us that we can make it on our own and we won’t screw it up somehow. Parents, I don’t care how much your child says they don’t want to hang out with you ( unless you are just a bad parent) hang out with them as much as you can, because you will miss each other when they are gone.

That’s about it for today. Sorry about the length but I think some people will find things like this rather interesting. If anyone else has similar feelings and questions email me! I’d love to talk to other seniors. Also, if you are also committing to ASU email me too! Who knows we could be future dorm mates.

Stay classy as always,

Lia

Character Creation: My basic character sheet

Character Creation: My basic character sheet

Hello, interwebs! It’s your neighborhood redhead here, and today I will be walking through my basic character creation for any games that I run. I created this character sheet after sifting through many on the internet that I didn’t like. I wanted to create something generally easy to fill out for beginners but also something that gave a lot of depth to their character and allowed for character expansion throughout the game.

Before I get into my basic character sheet I have to mention a certain mindset that I ask my players to be in before filling one out. By this point, you should already have a pretty solid idea of who you want your character to be. That being said, when players of my games fill out character sheets I always remind them that these will be read by all of the other players. Why do I mention this? Metagaming. Metagaming is when you make decisions or actions based off of information that your character wouldn’t know but you do. I tell my players to leave certain crucial information out of their backstory ( public) in order to decrease the likelihood of metagaming.

Here is my basic character sheet. I’ll go through the more confusing points afterward.

Basic Character Sheet

Name: 

Age: 

Height:

Weight: 

Eye color: 

Hair color: 

Build:

Race: 

Occupation: 

Favorite Food: 

Likes: 

Hates:

Hobbies: 

Weakness: 

Weapon of choice: 

Temperament:

Moral Alignment: 

Special Abilities: 

Bio:  

Possibly Confusing Questions

-Weight: I add this in order to better gauge what the character looks like as well as it’s importance in certain situations. What if they are walking across floating barrels? Who knows sometimes knowing details like this can really make a difference

-Build: This just means how much muscle definition they have as well as their body type. If they have an especially hourglass figure, this would be the place to put it.

-Weakness: This can be mental or physical. For instance, your character could have an anger problem that can put them into bad situations or perhaps they will do anything for their loved ones no matter what the cost to them. Make it interesting.

-Temperament: This means how they act and think. Do they tend to be more pessimistic or optimistic? Are they easily frustrated? Details into the psyche of a character adds realness and depth

– Moral alignment: Just look up a moral alignment quiz and take it as your character. You will get answers like; lawful good, lawful evil etc.

 

I hope this helps you continue your character creation! Please let me know if you end up using this character sheet in your own game. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for cute pictures and more frequent posts!

Stay classy and keep adventuring,

Lia

 

 

My Disney Pin Collection: Inside look into an insane hobby

My Disney Pin Collection: Inside look into an insane hobby

Hello interwebs! It’s your neighborhood redhead here and today I will be giving you an inside look into my pin collection. I’m going to go through how I organize my pins, what is in each category, and what I look out for when I’m hunting for new pins! If you are even mildly interested in Disney Pin Trading this is the post for you. For more background information on my Disney Pin obsession, please read some of my earlier posts. Without further delay, let’s get started, shall we.

 

The Organization

I have a very specific way of organizing my pins. I like to first put them into 11 different categories. These categories include personal favorites, limited edition, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Hotels/Parks, Attractions, catergoryDisney Paris, Rack Pins, Collections, Peter/Tink, and last but not least ‘Big 5’ pins. Each of these categories has a certain ranking that can determine which pins go where. For example, if a pin is a limited edition pin, it outranks any category.

What I collect and Why

Each pin trader has their own unique spin on what they collect and why they love to collect them. Some traders pick pins just for their value whereas most collect for sentimental value. When I look at a pin generally it’s because I love the show, movie, or character that it depicts. I also will collect limited edition pins just for the sake of having them. However, usually, I pick a pin because I want to remember the reason that I bought it. When I was little, we used to go to Disney World every thanksgiving, so naturally, I would buy a few ( okay maybe a lot) of pins to commemorate the trip. To this day I can still remember the reason and where I bought each pin in my collection

Following this post, I will attach pictures of all of the pins in my collection. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to message me I love talking about my collection!

Happy Trading!

Lia

Chivalry is dead: An online roleplay storyline

Chivalry is dead: An online roleplay storyline

Hello interwebs! It’s your friendly neighborhood redhead here and today I will be sharing with you the storyline for my upcoming RP series “Chivalry is dead”. As of right now this is a small private thing between my boyfriend and I but we will be adding our friends in at a certain part of the story ( which will make a ton more sense after reading this). Happy reading!

Chivalry is Dead  

Two people, renegades of their own planet, find themselves stranded on a strange and unfamiliar world. They stumble upon a ruined castle, abandoned long ago after falling in a war. While this castle was unfamiliar to them, they made it their new home.

Their home planet, Nebula VI, was ravaged by a nuclear war over a decade ago, but still remained in a post-apocalyptic state. Millions of people died in the war, and more continue to die from lingering radiation. After the war, the local government, otherwise known as the Republic, attempted to reform the country. Because of the war, many criminal and organizations such as the Mafia came out of hiding and started to fight against the government, wanting to take over the country.

The epicenter of the battle between the Republic and the insurgents, Capital City SR2, bathed in chaos. In recent events, the Republic began to regain control of the Capital and sent hundreds of various criminals into a large, reconstructed jail. Not long after this mass roundup, a nuclear bomb detonated a few miles away, completely destroying the jail. Anyone who saw the explosion in the distance knew that it brought certain doom with it. A prison break was stirred, and over ¾ of the prisoners escaped. Among these was a young female assassin named Jade Rogers. Jade located an operational escape pod and killed her fellow inmates who had commandeered it. Unknown to her, she had a stowaway on her vessel: a warrior long forgotten, named Raiko Gryffin. Only after Jade managed to escape the nuclear explosion did Jade become aware of his presence. With a certain degree of difficulty, he convinced her not to kill him, but the escape pod was damaged by the blast. So wherever they were going, they were going there together.

Just outside of the Nebula Prime system, their little escape pod started bearing down on another planet. Its sensors, old and damaged as they were, could not sense this planet. The pod was sucked in by the planet’s gravity. Thanks to their lack of control over the craft, Jade and Raiko braced for impact as the pod crashed into the side of a hill.

The castle they fashioned into a home was not without a history of its own. It was once ruled by A tyrannical king. King Jacob was a notorious king, taking in all of the worst people, banding them together to build his army. This king of thieves sent his subjects; namely assassins, rogues, dark wizards and witches, and evil knights; out to plunder the surrounding villages in search of treasure. After twenty years of torment, those villages decided to fight back. Against the king, they ultimately prevailed. He and all of his army and subjects burned at the stake.

Many legends surfaced after this that the castle was a nexus for dark energy. These legends also stated: should a descendant of Jacob be put into the same situation as he, the remains of the castle would appear to them, allowing them to live in safety. Once the descendant discovered their true power, the planet would become visible to the rest of space, allowing his heir to spread Jacob’s terror and death across the galaxy.

I hope this gives some of you writing your own storylines some ideas. Please read my post on storylines to see the steps I took on making this. Also, I will be posting more on this series as it progresses so follow me in order to stay updated.

Stay Classy,

Lia