The books that tell my story

Someone asks me, “What’s your favorite movie?” My answer is instantaneous. I may have a list of favorites, but there is only one that stands at the top. But books? Oh fuck no. I can’t imagine picking a single book over all other books. How can I? Books are magic. I love them all. IContinue reading “The books that tell my story”

Actual Play D&D and why it matters to me

This might be cheating if I want to talk about a favorite “tv show,” like my writing challenge prompts, because Critical Role is an online streaming show and not on the TV (even though the animated show does air on Amazon). But… it’s a serialized show that tells a story over time with the sameContinue reading “Actual Play D&D and why it matters to me”

My siblings – they’re pretty great

Oh dear. *laughs* There ARE five of us in my family. Most of them are really fucking awesome. So I will talk about the three of them. I’ve got my Not Twin (same birthday, two years apart). I’ve got my Little Brother (two years younger – a billion feet taller). And I’ve got my BabyContinue reading “My siblings – they’re pretty great”

A best friend is someone to treasure

Ellen and I make very little sense together to people who only know one of us but not really the other. It feels weird talking (writing) about her here. Because… I can’t just describe her. And, I’m sure that the her *I* describe wouldn’t at all be the her that *she* would describe. 🙂 Plus,Continue reading “A best friend is someone to treasure”

Dungeons & Dragons is more than a game

Ok. I get to talk about happiness again for this challenge. And, I am going to talk about something I’ve been wanting to talk about here for the longest time. Things. People. Activities. What brings me happiness? Dungeons & Dragons is the first thing that will always come to mind. I’ve played D&D, off andContinue reading “Dungeons & Dragons is more than a game”

Talking about fight club and breaking the silence in my family

I have an extraordinarily complicated relationship with my parents. With my dad, in particular, which is something I’ve struggled to come to terms with. And one I am struggling with in how to address. But avoidance helps no one. So, here we go. I haven’t spoken to my dad in over three years. I’ve toldContinue reading “Talking about fight club and breaking the silence in my family”

Contemplations on happiness in general

I have an entire list in the Notes app on my phone that names things that make me happy. It numbers in the hundreds. Sometimes, when I used to hit the point of “I need a tattoo” to appease the mental breakdown gods, I would pull out that list to determine what that tattoo wouldContinue reading “Contemplations on happiness in general”

How would I describe my personality?

My therapist told me that I have the “gift of intensity.” I think that’s the perfect description of who I am. Describing my personality in concrete terms has been hard to figure out over the years, because it was always me trying to differentiate my innate personality from the symptoms that come as a resultContinue reading “How would I describe my personality?”