I have had a lot going on since that last post, I had to quit a larp, I lost my job, just, some general chaos. -BUT- Some very exciting things happened today, and I needed to write this bonus post to talk about the new Make Believe Discord server! But I need to back up a moment to why:
An article was shared yesterday around my larp Twitter friends called “Larp is not a Community.”
I have a lot of thoughts on that article, I personally think that at best it was a poorly researched think piece that didn’t quite mean to come off so much as shirking social responsibility as it did, and at worst a divisive mess of an article meant to relieve all larps from any accountability of others in the community. I do not want to give the article more brainspace in my mind than I already have however, because out of that discussion something lovely was born.
I have always hoped that I could be of use in the community building department of the larp world. I love that through the internet, the pockets of larp that exist all over the world do not need to be isolated islands. There are many voices in the online larp world bringing folks together, and sharing knowledge, and I wanted to help in that effort, with whatever skills I could bring to the table.
I might not be able to make videos, but I have time, and I know how to manage a discord server. So, I made one, for larpers to have a (non facebook *cough*) place to chat and share ideas in a place that is being moderated by an awesome team of caring folks.
My goals for the Make Believe discord are simple, “respectful discourse and community building in the Live Action Role Playing community.” because I do believe that Larp is a community.
So please join us: Here!
I had a lot of help starting the discord and organizing the pages, so thank you so much to Z, Nik, Meg, Dann, and Dorlyn. ❤