If I haven’t made it obvious yet, I am a Christian. I have been a follower of Christ since September of 2003, so it’s been almost 11 years since I started on this journey. But one question I’ve gotten quite a few times is “why are you a Christian” or “how is someone like you a Christian?” Usually, they’re referring to my need for logic or the way that I go about things.
My faith is at the core of what I do, and it’s an important part of my life, so I figured that I should tell a bit of my story in order for you to better understand how I got to this point.
So on my Facebook, my friend Olt asked me if I could talk about how I come up with character ideas. I found it amusing, because honestly, I’m not a fiction writer. I could never write a novel. I could write short stories (and I have, as I’ve exemplified on here), but I couldn’t write a whole book about them.
Anyway, so even though this is about how I create my RP characters on WoW, if you write fiction or fantasy at all, you may be able to get some information out of this as well. Also, remember – this is how my creative process works, it’s not necessarily how everyone does it.
I’ve told you guys about some of my RP stuff, and I didn’t realize how much I had sitting around in the background. I actually only recently got back into RP after a two year hiatus that was caused by stress, some stupid out of character (OOC) drama, and a number of other things, including my endless ADD. In the past few weeks, however, I’ve stepped back into it recently and I’m really glad I have.
In some of my other RP posts, I’ve shared my characters, but I wanted to talk more about my main RP character, Veliya Rebelclaw. Several people in my new RP guild, East Kalimdor Trading Company (which I love, by the way), have said to me that Velly is an interesting character to them, so I thought I would share how I came up with the character and why I made her the way she is.
This is something that I have been saying for years, but if you are one of my friends who are not Christians, or you are a Christian that has been turned off from the church – this blog is for you. If you are one of my friends that is a Christian – this is for you as well. I want you to hear my heart, and I want you to know how much your actions and words may be hurting other people.
In other words, this post is for everyone.
And this post is to say – I’m sorry.
As I’ve shared in other blog entries, I have been reflecting on Holy Week. Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, and in some traditions they observe Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy (or Black) Saturday, and Resurrection Sunday. My own personal observance only looks at Sunday/Friday/Sunday, but every day in there is important.
Anyway, today is another insightful entry about Easter Sunday – Resurrection Sunday, the day that Jesus rose from the dead to declare His victory over death and sin. I take a deeper look at what this means for you, for me, and well, for everyone.