Bruises, life-long friends, ripped shirts, and more trophies than my mom knows what to do with—the world of youth sports has given me a lot. Some sports impressed more emotion and value upon me than others. Youth sports have given me one of the greatest feelings I’ve ever experienced: walking off the field during my senior season of varsity soccer while holding a Sectional Championship trophy. Sports have also given me some of my hardest times, as I worked to find balance with my social life, daily practices, and studying for the SATs, all while trying to keep my grades up.
The Jackie Robinson of baseball. The Shakespeare of literature. The Beethoven of music. Nintendo’s impact on the gaming industry has been nothing short of revolutionary. The first to perfect the 3D gaming experience, the first to have successful wireless controllers for their consoles, and the first to allow users to save their files within a game, Nintendo's innovative creations continue to entertain even the realest of gamers.
I’m not a huge LARPer. I stick to the basics: watching TV, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends. However, I’ve come to realize that I’d enjoy some more excitement in my life; something that gives me the capability to immerse myself into an entirely new world––and even recreate myself within it. In its simplest form, that’s exactly what LARPing is.