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01 May 2007


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Although I haven't participated in it, there is a style of RPG called LARP (live action role play) that is played in the manner which you are describing. The group here also relates themselves to pagans, wicca, and other type subgroups. Just FYI! :)


Oh, I'm aware of LARPing. This just didn't jive with any form of LARPing that I'm familiar with. (Not that that means anything, really! I'm definitely not an expert.) And I wasn't saying that paganism and role-playing were mutually exclusive, just that you didn't necessarily have to be a pagan to role-play. I dunno. The scene just felt off somehow.

I think I'm going to pass it on to a friend (Chrissy, I'm going to need your mailing address!) who's much more up on the role-playing -- maybe she'll be able to figure out what my problem is!


I loved it that she was thirteen, myself - it makes the character more interesting, to me, and I think the book's a lot more unique that way. Plenty of adult or teen novels have sixteen-year-old protagonists, but how many have thirteen-year-old ones?

I also posted a review of The Society of S on my blog, if anyone's interested.

(I link to your review in mine, but couldn't get the Trackback thing to work so I'm posting my link here instead. I hope that's all right - if not, feel free to edit accordingly.)


Yeah, I still haven't completely figured out the trackback thing.

It wasn't so much that I had a problem with the idea of her being thirteen -- she just seemed older than that (emotionally) to me. Even allowing for her unconventional upbringing and all, that piece of it just didn't work for me. I'm definitely curious about the sequel, though.

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