Chaos

May. 9th, 2016 09:27 pm
imagineireann: (Good Things)
I discovered today there are a couple of guys in our IT department who play Dungeons & Dragons, and have spent this afternoon trying to convince me to join them. Not really my kind of thing but their passion was definitely enjoyable.

They were trying to decide what alignment I would be. I looked at them very blankly because quite frankly, I didn't have a clue. Possibly they were speaking Klingon...

But no, it seems your character's alignment is central to a D&D character's personality. D&D uses two measures to determine a specific character's ethical and moral attitudes and behaviour.

The moral axis has three positions: good, neutral and evil. Good characters generally care about the welfare of others. Neutral people generally care about their own welfare. Evil people generally seek to harm the others' welfare.

The ethical axis has three positions as well: lawful, neutral, and chaotic. Lawful people generally follow the social rules as they understand them. Neutral people follow those rules find convenient or obviously necessary. And chaotic people seek to upset the social order and either institute change, or simply create anarchy.


For some reason I actually agreed to take this... personality test type thing that would tell them about my character's view of right and wrong.
And the survey said:
Chaotic Good
A chaotic good character acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him. He makes his own way, but he’s kind and benevolent. He believes in goodness and right but has little use for laws and regulations. He hates it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. He follows his own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of society. Chaotic good is the best alignment you can be because it combines a good heart with a free spirit.
Sounds pretty accurate, actually. Although you still won't find me playing Dungeons & Dragons! ;)
imagineireann: (All Star)
I am terrible at keeping secrets. It's probably my worst habit. I've always been like it, and assumed, when I was younger, that it's something I'd learn to do as I got older. I'm now in my 40s and now, I still cannot keep a secret.

It's probably related to how much I talk. I'm really good at talking! Brody says it's my best talent and that I was born kissing the Blarney Stone. Cheeky fucker!
When we were younger, I would tell him everything - and he, me. I think it just grew from there, that I have some biological imperative to share wi
th everything with the people I'm closest to.

Despite talking a lot, I am really really bad at lying. And keeping a straight face is pretty much impossible. Blushing gives me away so easily, and fidgeting with whatever is near to me. Sometimes that Freud was scarily right.
"No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his finger-tips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore"


'Dont tell anyone' are the most horrifying words anyone can say to me. If Jade Rachel is planning a surprise for the kids, she can't tell me because I get so excited about it I want to just blurt it out. I am getting better at thinking before I speak but really, I'm no good at keeping my lips sealed.

My life is very much an open book to my loved ones. They know pretty much everything about me. I have nothing to hide. And you know what? I like to think that being truthful, open and honest are very positive personality traits to have - my friends certainly think so and really, that's all I need.
imagineireann: (Push Once)
I've seen one of those meme things floating around on facebook lately about the nature of friendship, and it made me simultaneously laugh and realise how true and strange it actually is.

You've probably seen the meme I mean, a quote attributed to Bill Murray: Friendship is so weird... you pick a human you've just met and you're like "yep, I like this one" and you just do stuff with them

It's true how that works though. When you're small, you don't really care who another child is as long as they play with you. But then as you grow older, friends have the same interests. And then hormones and teenage angst and cliques and all that shit kicks in - really how did any of us survive our teens to become productive memebers of society?

I don't think I've ever had difficulty making friends - I'm a chatterbox and can generally find something to talk to anyone about. That's not to say I've always had a ton of friends, it was probably the opposite in school. I wasn't in the 'cool crowd', I wasn't one of the girls that others 'had' to be friends with. But I had the best group of friends, at least in my opinion.

I'm just now trying to master the art of connecting with people online. A new medium of friendship, but I don't think it's going to be too different to in real life, just striking up conversation and seeing how it goes!

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