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Sociality
The Question
wilowisp
I have a great many friends who throw parties, host tea gatherings, run games, generally spark good social events. I am fortunate to be invited to a great many of these, although my hermit-like nature means I send my regrets for most. Still, it should be known that these invites are appreciated, and on a grander scale, I greatly admire these people as those who make Excuses for Awesome People to Hang Out.

The Boy and I throw an occasional party. Sometimes for one of our birthdays. We've had a few years of throwing a Halloween party and sometimes for New Year's as well. Our wedding reception is going to be a big ol' bash. Still, I sometimes ponder hosting my own Excuse, detailed more specifically. The move to spring-time weather reinforces these daydreams. Just some musings:

1. A writer's salon. I would host any and all looking for a place to write, but I would also schedule a few writing games for those interested. Exquisite Corpse. Cover-up. Things meant to inspire us to write, even if it leads nowhere else. A time to share the fruits of the exercise, if one so chooses. A nice Saturday afternoon in the summer.

2. A Changeling game. I tried to start this my Senior year of college, and let's face it, I chickened out. It's damn intimidating. Still, the ideas are still in my head, and I think that with the right mix of people, it might work. Scheduling something ongoing is always troublesome, though.

3. An old school picnic. Something less barbecue, beer and chips, and more like out of a pastoral scene. Granted I'm not sure what that entails exactly, but I bet there's wine and conversation and it's further off the beaten path then most standard picnic sites. This is a little esoteric, though, so is more of a pipe dream than either of the others.

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I like 3 the most. It entails watercress sandwiches, strawberries, scones, and clotted cream, and playing Authors. Esoteric is a good thing.

Yes, yes, and more yes! I should have known that you would paint the perfect details to give this image more life. I've also very much been looking for an excuse to try clotted cream.

You know, as I was reading that line "I'm not sure what that entails," I was thinking to myself, "Oh I bet I know someone who would be delighted to help."

Yesyesyes. Keep giving me reasons to return to Minnesota! All of these sound super awesome, and even if I don't have the time, I know Changeling would love at least the first two. Not sure about the third, given the sun thing, and also seeing as how I've never asked her opinion on clotted cream. :)

It's never too late to ask your loved ones about their thoughts on clotted cream. :D

Um, yes please, friend. Any or all of the above. I, too, attempted to run a game once. And Susan's Changeling game was one of the games I enjoyed HEARTILY, and was sad never to find out what happened to Jack.

I still think on Scimitar June fondly. We shall see what I manage to follow through with. I hope it's a lot, this time.

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