A few days ago I wrote a blog post about Tak & I at the Hosoi Ichiba sim group. As I mulled that story over the following days, I realized that I had finally written the first chapter or fragment in the roleplay novel I have been intending to write. Ok, ok, ok! I’m not a writer, I’m a blogger. I know this. But I’m feeling an aspiration to do something new with my writing. Yes, I’ll still recklessly blog as I always have, but I want to take the roleplay adventure to a different level.
Also, one of my New Years resolutions was to improve this blog, and today I’ve taken the step of adding a new tab called “My Stories”. This will be a section where I construct my online novel. The story is about my life as an avatar, but specifically my roleplay life as a former geisha, now married to a former samurai. The working title I’ve started with is, The Samurai & The Geisha.
This roleplay adventure is only possible because of Tak, my partner, my husband, my lover. From the very beginning, Tak not only understood my desire to immerse myself into roleplay; he had both experience at roleplay and a similar ambition. Also, this story wouldn’t be possible without locations like Hosoi Ichiba, Little Yoshiwara and other elaborate sims. Neither of us know where this is headed, we are making it up as we go. So, there’ll be mistakes made, but I’m fascinated by the possibilities.
Oh yes! Now I get to invoke the ghost of T.S. Eliot one more time. I once heard him on a scratchy recording, reading the poem Portrait of a Lady. The poem contained the following line: “(But our beginnings never know our ends)”.