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KyaLia
Timezone MST (New Mexico, USA)
Time on HT Since June 2013
WikiHandle KyaLia

How did you find/join Harper's Tale MOO?


“It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


So here I am, poking around on Facebook one summer night, and my gaze happens to land on the Groups link over in my left sidebar. There's a Dragonriders of Pern page I've liked (some time ago), and there's a notification there that something is new. That doesn't seem to happen terribly often on this particular page. So I click on it, and someone has posted something from a MOO called Harper's Tale, talking about an imminent Search to take place at Igen Weyr.

I consider this for a moment (initially wondering what the heck MOO stands for before moving on), recalling a time roughly a decade ago when I first tried Pern RP. It was email-based, and pretty fun (the now-defunct Lakesedge Weyr, to be exact; anyone happen to remember it?). After about four months, I quit playing because I had to be a good little Music Ed major and devote every waking minute to school. And while I would reread Pern every now and then, I never did try to RP again.

This notice from HT catches my eye, though. Makes me think. I'm not in school anymore; I'm working a day job at Barnes & Noble and picking up gigs as an actor, voice actor, and film composer whenever I can, taking a class once a week as I work to hone my craft. And I spend a little too much time "studying the voice acting" in the video games on my XBox. My brain wants a different stretch. I love Pern and haven't revisited that world in a while, even though my mind strays there from time to time. And, well, doing an online RP in real time will - in a way - help my improv skills, right?

Click.

Next thing I know, I'm looking at the Harper's Tale site, peeking into the flash chat, and finding things based on CODE that seems nearly Greek to me. It's very intimidating to look at, initially. I start wondering if I really have time to devote to learning this stuff, but I resist the doubts, download Atlantis onto my MacBook, and run into some wonderfully friendly people who help me set up my character.

Enter the n00b, stage left!

I stepped foot into Igen Weyr of the 11th Interval for the first time in June 2013, and I find myself with no intention of leaving!


A Bit About Me


I like people to know my real name, but I won't post it here. Click on my WikiHandle, if you're curious. Or just ask ;)

I was introduced to Pern as a freshman in high school (over a decade ago), and I started fanfic-ing with it pretty quickly. I gravitated toward the Harper characters (since I pretty much am one in real life) and thought it would be so cool to be a HAD commoner (specifically, a Harper) who would go on to become a goldrider with my own personal flock of firelizards, getting caught up in a whirlwind romance with a handsome bronzerider - y'know, the usual. It took me getting older to understand why all the other types of characters were cool, too. It's probably my favorite world in all of written sci-fi/fantasy. However, I haven't yet read beyond All the Weyrs of Pern. It's possible I never will; I'm not a fan of Todd's writing.

I'm a geek and proud of it! Bring up Doctor Who, video games (especially RPGs), Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Avatar: The Last Airbender, cosplaying…more scholastic topics like mythology, archaeology (particularly where ancient Egypt is concerned), astronomy, kung fu (okay, that's not really scholastic, but I study it)…yeah. Any of those things, and you have my complete attention. And of course, acting and music (check out some of my film scores/other pieces here if you like: http://www.reverbnation.com/laurapirard), since I'm constantly immersed in those. And Pern. Else I wouldn't be here :)


Current Alts

Primary

Secondary

Dormant

Trader Character Caravans

Reika: Onari and Brenna's home caravan. New characters are welcome; just get in touch with me!

Zingari: The caravan Amani was part of briefly before she was Searched, as well as Javid and Tallel's home caravan. The most active caravan at Igen, it is always open to new members. Contact Willimina (the Zingari founder) or myself if you wish to join!


Character CSS Pages

Amani's CSS
Malosim's CSS
Javid's CSS
Zannen's CSS


RP Style

Be warned: I am generally a slow poser! (Probably due in large part to being one of the more verbose players on the game, but I'm getting better at being more succinct, believe it or not.) I'm a fan of just letting things progress naturally, though I'm all for discussing something OOCly to avoid ending up in a situation I may not have any honest clue how to resolve. Sometimes things just need a little planning no matter how organically we want to play. I really want to be certain I communicate well with my fellow players, particularly if something starts getting wonky in a scene, and I hope the same will be accorded me as we go along.

Through a combination of playing RPGs and continuing my fanfic writing over the years, I've found that I really love developing relationships (family, friends, romances). That said, my favorite types of scenes involve one or two more people. Generally, I can handle larger scenes, but there are times when it'll just wear me out and I'll have to duck away. Shouldn't happen too often, though. Some nights I can also handle double-scening.

I'm power-play-friendly, though if you're going to get in a fight with one of my characters, let's talk about how it ought to play out, first. Fights are tough; nobody likes to lose, and we can attack-block-counter without a clear winner forever unless a winner is agreed upon OOCly, after all! Otherwise, don't worry about touching, hugging, shoving, shoulder-squeezing, etc. And if you're not sure about something, please do ask! I won't bite, I promise.

In terms of TS/romances, I'm comfortable playing up to an NC-17 level - nothing in a public room save kissing and some things beyond, whereas anything else goes to a gdoc or private area if it's going to go further. Flight aftermaths are fine, too - but again, those will go to Gdoc or Hangouts if anything besides pillow talk and the like comes into play. Sometimes I forget to check whether or not the other player is comfortable with drifting into steamier territory (the whole natural progression thing), so please speak up if things start going somewhere that makes you uncomfortable. That's the last thing I want to do, I promise!

And of course, If there's something in particular you'd like to scene or try with any of my characters, just let me know however you see fit, and we'll see what we can do!


Availability

Generally, mornings and early afternoons are my most active times during the week, as well as Friday evenings and weekends. I'm usually up until 11 PM MST, though I can push until midnight if needed. I often have two or three days per week free, but when those fall isn't set in stone. Lately they've been Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, but they're subject to change. When I'm playing in musicals (usually 2 or 3 times a year), my weekends get tied up in the evenings (afternoons on Sundays), so I try to do most of my playing during the week. It lasts for about a month from opening night, and then I'm back to "normal." If you want to snag me but we keep missing one another, shoot me a mail, and we'll schedule something!


Activity Counters

Current Year

Amani had a total of 14 scenes in January, 2018.

Amani had a total of 4 scenes in February, 2018.

Amani had a total of 8 scenes in March, 2018.

Amani had a total of 6 scenes in April, 2018.

Amani had a total of 11 scenes in May, 2018.

Amani had a total of 10 scenes in June, 2018.

Amani had a total of 2 scenes in July, 2018.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in August, 2018.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in September, 2018.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in October, 2018.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in November, 2018.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in December, 2018.

Previous Year

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in January, 2017.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in February, 2017.

Amani had a total of 1 scenes in March, 2017.

Amani had a total of 1 scenes in April, 2017.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in May, 2017.

Amani had a total of 0 scenes in June, 2017.

Amani had a total of 4 scenes in July, 2017.

Amani had a total of 21 scenes in August, 2017.

Amani had a total of 25 scenes in September, 2017.

Amani had a total of 9 scenes in October, 2017.

Amani had a total of 5 scenes in November, 2017.

Amani had a total of 4 scenes in December, 2017.