Kathryn is the prefered name of the founder of Draxisweb.com. She is a cancer survivor. Kat has been working on DraxisWeb for over 5 years, is an avid crafter creating many geeky treasures. She has been writing since the 90's.
A Geek Paradise
Back in 2014 I had an idea. It was a simple idea to create a webpage where I could let my geek flag fly and just kinda share my love of Geek Culture with the world. You see, I've been a geek all my life. Being a geek has probably saved my life, to tell the truth, because, as I was growing up, I was bullied mercilessly. If you look at the kids that commit suicide and see how they were treated by their peers and it pushed them over the edge, well I fit that bill to a tee. However, I made my escape from the world by diving into a new one every day with comics, books, games, shows, and more. I wanted to be able to share this love of all things geek with the world and hopefully make the world a better place in some way through this. I wanted to be able to help someone the way I had been helped by all things geeky and nerdy.
Finding Happiness in Chainmail
Over the years I have had a lot of heartache come into my life. From getting cancer to becoming disabled, a lot has gone on that would weigh anyone down. Most of it has happened in the last six years in fact, and let me tell you, when you get told that you may not see your son’s second birthday you have to find happiness wherever you can. For me the answers to this difficult time were not so much found but created as I turned to crafting and married it with my other joy that I’ve had through life, a passion for all things geeky! It started out simple with an idea for sewing our own geek themed rice filled hot packs. From there, the creative juices started to flow and transform into thumbtack dragon eggs, jewelry, books, cross stitch, and finally leading up to what I have been working on most today: Chainmail!
Remembering the Best Boy
There is a comic that goes around Facebook quite often that sees Death coming to take a dog. The dog asks if he was a good boy, to which Death says he was the best boy. This comic always makes me think of one dog in particular that I have had the joy of knowing during my life. That good boy was my dog Shep, who literally just wandered into my life one day and made my life ever so much brighter just by his presence.
Zhong Kui Build in SMITE
Welcome all my fellow geeks and gamers. For those that are new to my posts, I am Kathryn Dragoste from DraxisWeb Gaming. I am the founder of DraxisWeb and writer of most of its articles. I have decided in this new year to branch out to other platforms like Vocal and see if I can get more eyes on some of the content we create and this way I can rework my site to focus more on our crafts while we bring our geeky goodness here. One of the first things I have planned is a series of blogs about SMITE which I just recently got back into playing in 2020 after an absence of about 2 or 3 years. So, without further ado let’s just jump right into things with our first story on Vocal.
The Man in the Mirror
Man in the Mirror Every day starts the same way. The 7:30 alarm blares its infuriating wake-up call. I hit the snooze button at least three times. When I finally stumble out of bed, I spend as much as a half-hour sitting on the toilet using that time to try and wake up. I read a few more pages in whatever novel I am currently slogging my way through as my body accepts its fate for the day. I follow this with a quick shave, teeth brushing, and then a shower. A quick bite to eat, and then I’m off to work. Most days during this routine, I find myself staring at my own reflection, checking for new wrinkles or grey hairs, or any signs that I'm growing older or changing. In the past few days though, it seems I have been seeing things, things that can’t honestly be happening. For instance, yesterday I saw my reflection wink at me. Sometimes I see myself grinning and making faces back at me, though I'm pretty sure I did nothing of the sort.