two chicks write some LARPs
and make a half-assed website about it
5/3/12: So hi, the website hasn't been updated in forever, due to a combination of Technical Difficulties and Prohibitive Laziness. We've recently moved to an actual hosting service with our own domain and everything now, so we may be expanding the site further in the future. We're even thinking of starting a blag. Fancypants.
In the meantime, we're working on a new game. And there have been updates to the pipe dreams page, a few more runs of stuff, and a whole new game, Folding the River. We have plans to run a few games throughout the rest of 2012, but no solid dates yet.
Paranoid and Crotchety is the reportedly awesome LARP-writing team of Lily and Tory, two short fangirls. We write theatrical LARPs, as we prefer card-waving to stick-waving, and enjoy inflicting long-winded character sheets upon hapless geeks. We like weird-ass characters, angst, bisexuality, method acting, and crotchety old men with shotguns.
Some of our games are written by one or the other of us, and some are co-written. We pretty much share a brain, though it is not made of foam. We have shared a brain for many years, and written and run games together since February, 2009. We've written eight games, most of which we've run at least twice.
We've decided that our troope subtitle is officially "can't sleep, tree will eat us," but Tory hasn't figured out where to put it on the website yet. This probably means she might redesign the logo at some point, but right now she's too busy sleeping, heedless of the arborial dangers.
Lily is the slightly shorter fangirl with dark brown hair. She is Russian, and wants to play in everything. When she is not playing, she is writing, GMing, or talking, because she's a Gemini. She also has an unholy lust for bluesheets and casting questionnaires.
Tory is the slightly taller fangirl with red hair. She is (part) Danish, and often GMs. When she is not GMing, she is writing or working on the website, to make up for the fact that she doesn't talk. She is also responsible for the little booklets, cloth baggies, and generally insane production values of our games, because she's a Virgo.
Sarah, another short fangirl with pale brown hair, is a
auxilliary member minion. Sarah is a good minion! She makes awesome props, and will probably GM at some point.
Some people who are not short fangirls have also helped us run games. Annie (Lifeline) is a tall fangirl. Andrew (The Treaty of Pallas) is a tall fanboy. Matt and Lise (Lifeline) are two people, and thus cannot be quantified, though one of them might be a short fangirl. Ian and Different Matt (A Crown of Hearts) are similarly unquantifiable. Josh (Lifeline) is a Josh.
There are, so far, two frequently asked questions. In response to one, we would like to announce that Tory is paranoid and Lily is crotchety. Generally. Sometimes, on alternate Tuesdays, Sarah or the writing skunk get involved, and then it's just confusing. In response to the other, yes, we will probably re-run $GAMEYOUWANTTOPLAYIN at some point, especially if it's one of the ones mentioned here.
You may contact us at arkady [dot] lizard [at] gmail [dot] com, or by harassing us at our LiveJournals. Lily is mllelaurel, Tory is wired_lizard.