Get ready for the end of all things as we have another ALARIS REPORT!
We officially have an official start date, officially! I’m really excited for this iteration, because for the first time ever, I will be unemployed during a Great Jedi War! It’s a good thing (trust me, we’ll chat more about this later). I’m gonna need all of your help, though. I’ll be straight with you, after Desperate Measures, it proved that Taldryan has some work to do when it comes to activity. Most of our Elders who made up the bulk of our GJW activity in the past have all retired from the DB or are in DC positions now.
For you, this means a brand new time to shine without running in the shadow of some of the old timey powerhouse members. An opportunity to step up and make YOUR name known in the long hallowed halls of Taldryan’s rich history.
I’ve touched on this before, but I’m going to do so again. Round Two of Alaris’s Fiction Series sees you hunting down the NPC you created to Dantooine and beyond. If you didn’t create one, I have an NPC created on my dossier you can use. Remember that all three of the fictions’ scores will be added together to give us our final winner, so the more your participate, the better your chances of winning will be!
Welcome to Phase I of the ACC portion of the Great Jedi War! Participation in the event is two fold. In order to participate in Phase II of the ACC portion, you either have to win Phase I outright or be named as the Champion of Clan Taldryan. How will we be selecting our Champion? Whoever from Taldryan places highest in the Open Ladder Phase I will represent us in Phase II (second highest if a Tally wins the whole thing).
I will be participating, so BRING IT!
I mentioned earlier that I will be unemployed in August, and I mentioned that it would be a good thing. I shall elaborate!
I’ve been pretty open with my depression IRL, so extending it to my DB life makes sense. I’ve got depression, yo, with an official diagnosis coming less than a month ago (finally), and I also know that it affects many of you in the Brotherhood. This has affected my professional career, so as well as my DB career in multiple ways, so there is a lot of relief that comes with this diagnosis.
Its effect of my professional career existed in my inability to handle rejection, which, as an actor, was 95% of the results. I know I have the talent to pursue it, if I only had the mental health to go with it. I’ve decided to instead focus my attention on education, specifically that of other people. I’m moving back to my hometown at the end of July and I’m opening a vocal studio to teach young people how to sing and perform. Enrollment is already skyrocketing and this career switch looks to be an amazing thing.
What this also does is allow me to continue performing on stage, albeit in an amateur environment. As my life is mostly defined as my being an actor, this is an amazing thing for me, as I get to start it all by playing Quasimodo in the Canadian Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Why tell you all of this? It’s important. Many of us found solace from the outside world in the deep lore of Star Wars and the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. It’s important to talk about mental health because it has a deep effect on so many of us, whether we deal with it ourselves or are part of someone else’s support system. We are all touched by it in some way. Just remember that you are not alone. You are never alone.
I have the honour to be your obedient servant,
A (dot) Jinn.
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