This has been quite a crappy year. There were a lot of national shit shows and much smaller things, scale-wise, to happen personally. I'd rather not focus on that though. Some pretty decent things happened as well.
After a month or two cloud/haze mentally I went to an event that would end and begin another reign of me as kingdom regent and didn't think of anything about the person stepping out as king talking to me. I slowly started realizing it when he came down from Maine to visit me while I was in Boston for PAX East and it became a bit more apparent when he drove down again to get me from the hospital and drive me home after the accident I posted about. A couple weeks later we made it official when he came down for my birthday. It's been rough because of the distance and it's made rougher when we see each other at events mainly and both have responsibilities to do but at this point it's still a good feeling. I'm afraid the distance will kill us.
RTX was awesome as ever. Great connecting with friends I get to see once a year and working my ass off all weekend so that the attendees get to have the best time they can. I'm hoping to have the opportunity to do so again this coming year, possibly get into helping Sidequest again in a pre-event sort of way as I found out it's not the smartest idea to do both anymore. I'm old.
The job I posted about? I didn't get that job perfectly because the hybrid job I interviewed for was removed. I instead got a position in the same general space just doing one part of it. It's good I like it but if you follow my Twitter you can see it's sometimes trying. With that new job I've started looking at the next adult thing, buying a house. I put two offers in on a house and have gotten to deal with the frustration of people thinking their house is worth way more than it is. Example, if it was built in 1957 and you haven't updated it in the 25 years of living there, it should probably not be priced like a house that has and also had a garage.
I went to a new larp. An immersive one that a couple sets of friends have been talking about for probably over a year at this point. It was a lot of fun and it's definitely worth the money to not have to deal with any politics or hell, even the lack of drinking made it good. It was also a bit of a genre change for me as it's a science fiction larp. It's called Doomsday and I played an alien race called Maneaters who take on the physical properties of the food they eat and the thing that eases the pain of that transformation is human flesh. Makes for interesting roleplay. Especially when you go mostly reptilian and the event that weekend is filled with dinosaurs. I also won the community award for best newbie. That was cool. As was wearing a RTX shirt and having a conversation with a RoosterTeeth fan who happened to play the game as well.
I finally finished that project the sewing project I posted earlier this year and was able to give it to my friend before she got knighted. That week was a whirlwind of crafting as I was also able to get some other projects done as well as retrieve some scrolls I finished earlier in the year and enter them in the kingdom Dragonmaster... and then somehow managed to win that as well. I don't know how it happened honestly. I still think it's some fluke.
This weekend I just went to a party that re-cemented to me that my local friends are as good as family to me. It was a holiday party and I didn't expect anything. I came home with presents I was not expecting, more cookies than I'm willing to consume in the next couple weeks and a desire to start working on things for them for next year.
Started out this year single, as a officer of a kingdom and a diagnosis hanging over my head.
Ending the year with a long distance relationship, officer of a shire and mentally better.