that was just the beginning; i mean, i was heading into a camarilla larp, something i haven't done since late '99 or early '00, i can't quite remember which. it was immensely pleasurable to see and talk to old friends. at the risk of being melodramatic, it made me realize alot of things about myself. i felt detached from the actual club goings-on, and i'm quite sure i could never really put my brain to LARPing again, but maybe i do still have some friends from that period of my life. i was reminded of many of the good things about '96-'99, and even before. korangar reminded me about "part-time". mountainwitch reminded me about the good roleplay i had back in the day. of course, there were lots of holes, lots of absent friends and characters (by which i mean, not vampire characters, but people who were so colorful that they are now characters in a past drama).
it was a very relaxing weekend. it built me up for technicon. it made me appreciate where/who i am right now. it made me want to visit blacksburg more often. i could never recreate certain things, and i wouldn't want to, but i really want to make an effort not to forget them. man, i never thought i'd see pat shelor again in my life, and there he was! i can't get over that for some reason. the drive was even relaxing, although i think tzel wasn't feeling so hot on the way home. i miss the mountains. although, i know now i'm a city girl, and i don't think i could go backwards in that regard. but damn it's cheap to live out there. ugh, it's hard to verbalize all the things i miss about the place!
i'm really glad to have had this positive re-embrace of the burg, as i had grown to hate it and va tech as a symbol of a time when i screwed up alot and had really bad youthful drama-filled experiences. to everyone who spent time with me this weekend, thank you... it was great!!!
re-reading this post, it doesn't speak enough to the people who made my weekend so nice. yes, i was interested in seeing the place, but that was only half of it... it's also about the people.