12/20/13

What D&D Character am I?

True Neutral Human Wizard (6th Level)



Ability Scores:
Strength- 10
Dexterity- 9
Constitution- 9
Intelligence- 17
Wisdom- 12
Charisma- 13

Alignment:
True Neutral- A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he's not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Wizards- Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.





Detailed Results:

Alignment:
Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (21)
Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (22)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (23)
True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (24)
Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXX (9)
Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Chaotic Evil ---- XXXXX (5)

Law & Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXXXXX (8)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXX (9)
Chaos --- XXXX (4)

Good & Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Evil ---- X (1)

Race:
Human ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Elf ------ XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Gnome ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Halfling - XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Orc - (-2)

Class:
Barbarian - (-6)
Bard ------ (0)
Cleric ---- (-6)
Druid ----- XX (2)
Fighter --- (0)
Monk ------ (-23)
Paladin --- (-21)
Ranger ---- XXXX (4)
Rogue ----- (-2)
Sorcerer -- XXXX (4)
Wizard ---- XXXXXX (6)

11/14/13

Peptalk!

Ok.. Middle of the Second Week.. some word counts are lagging, some plots are in question and your ML has been missing ALL WEEK LONG!!!  What in the world are you going to do?
My solution... keep going! Keep it up! You can do it! Even if you 1000 words, that is 1000 less you have to write... 49,000 to go, right?  17 days to go (counting the little big left of today). That is less than 3000 words a day! You can do that! That's.. 300 words every hour for 10 hours. We spend 16 hours awake, so you would have 6 hours all to yourself for eating and working!  That's EASY!
If you need some inspiration, send up a signal flare here, and we'll get right on the inspiring.  We have access to websites that have awesome writing podcasts (I personally had recommended to me Writing Excuses and I love it. Google it for amazing writing advice and ideas in 15 minute chunks). We also have writing prompts, challenges, word wars and a myriad of other things, or.. you know, propose a get together. You never know who could be out there in the middle of the day, wandering through life's loneliness just looking to reach out and find someone to share words with!  You can do it!
Just remember, this is a journey that is taken one step and one word at a time.  You are not alone and while the final word count may seem daunting, 300 words seems like a piece of cake... so go.. write your 300 words and then do it again... and again.. and again.... Go ahead... we'll be here when you get back to celebrate!
Love lollipops and lots of words!
ToryLynn

10/27/13

Halloween Poem by Sabra McGovern

Mummies, ghouls, haunts and spirits-
They got nothing, compared to you.
You make my heart beat;
You make my knees weak;
You may my poor hands shake too!

When you climbed into my life I tried not to fight
This feeling of unexplainable dread
But now I can't stop
My eyes want to pop
And now I'm on top of my bed.

Please, I'll do anything, just go away
Stop crawling on top of my mat
I guess I will stay here
Shaking with fear,
All just because of a rat!


10/13/13

Sabra's Poetry

The character for my new novel, Witch, has started to write poetry... in my head.  And so I'm going to leave these here to just.. be.

Beauty
by Sabra McGovern

Beauty walks on glass
The careful steps to make it right
The painful process where we
straighten something curly
Curl something straight, 
Oil something dry, 
Use potions to try out
Prick and poke and pluck and paint
Just to feel
That things can make us perfect
Without realizing perfection
Is just the way we are
And beauty is attitude
Not skin.


Prayer
by Sabra McGovern

I pray that you give me strength
to not kill the moron who
sits in front of me in English; 
to overcome that feeling that
I get where my hand tightens,
and my fist curls, and my body
tenses as he guffaws at the
moron who has stuck an "I'm
gay" sign to the back of a friend
in front of him.

I pray that you give me bravery to
stand up in front of the class
and instead of assaulting this
pudgy faced moron in front of me
with hands
I can assault them with words; 
words that will shame him and blame him
for making the kid who sits in the corner
squirm with embarrassment
because he's too offended to say "Hey, I'm gay
and that shouldn't be an insult."

I pray that you give me peace
to take on the chorus of 
voices that cry out against my opinions
that say it is just a word
that say it is just a word that
we use in fun..."It just means happy....right?
Right, in the same way that  nigger just means 
black person and WOP is just an Italian guy.
A slur is a slur, sir, and words can hurt.

I pray that you give me the wisdom to show that
while a knife or a gun
can break my skin
a word is a weapon
that breaks the spirit
which can be even more deadly.

6/8/13

Poem: The Room I knew

I was walking in the dark
Barely moving, afraid to stub my toes
Or trip over furniture
I couldn't see.

I could not see around me
But focused on myself
And then a candle
Brought a beautiful light.

I could see-
But only in shadow-
Everything was broken
A world shattered beyond.

If I had tried to move
there- in the dark-
The blood would trail the room
Leaving a passage of despair.

But this light came
Casting shadows long and deep
Showing the way
Through the broken bloody path

I began to move
slowly, then with more speed
And as confidence was gained
The path was left behind.

Pushing past the problems,
Pushing past the pain,
Pushing past despair
Until I found your light.

5/26/13

5/26/12

The Artist's Way

Starting up the Artist's Way again. I plan on putting my responses here to the exercises, but still hand writing my Morning Pages, like a good girl.  At least this way I will have something to post in this blog.  I will put the more "personal" stuff in my morning pages, but if you want to come along, or join me, the program is called "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and I'm re-doing the first book for like.. the third time, but I need to make this my own program.  It's a 12 week long program about finding your creativity and your spirituality.  It should be fun.

Anyway.. here goes nothing.  I also plan on keeping up my blog at Weighting in the Deep End, which will be about weight loss and food and diets and yummy stuff that I find that is healthy (and not so healthy).

Now that I have the summer off, I should start doing this daily. Maybe.  I can dedicate a couple hours (or less probably) of the day to myself.  And hey, maybe I'll have more actual creative writing to post here as well!

Love to all,

ToryLynn

5/6/12

Garbage


Garbage by ToryLynn

I moved in here months ago
But I couldn't bear to do this
Go through the old memories
Throwing you away.

It has taken me this long
To settle into acceptance
That my life has utterly changed
And I am rid of you.

I tuck away a few precious things
But in bulk, things must go away
And I have moved on
And so must the things I have accumulated.

The bag of stuffed animals,
The old clothes that no longer fit
The papers, the dust, the accountrement,
The meanings that no longer mean anything,

And here I sit,
In the middle of the mess
that you left behind.
Throwing away memories

To make new ones better.