Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PLAY LAIV

LAIV-LARP (Live Action Roll Playing)
Since I could not find any Norse mythology for todays letter, I thought I would share some Norwegian culture with you instead. What are the youth in Norway up to? Have you heard of LAIV? Live action roll playing (LARP). It is a spontanious play performed by game players. What is the game? A plot with characters and no written diologe. The players make up the story within the script guide lines provided. Here is a group of Laiv performers, my son is the one with the hat.


My next challenge is to write a "screenplay" for this group of "Laiv" performers. I have decided to go with an alien-time travel-wild west theme. Sound interessting? One thing I am sure of, it should be alot of fun. The so called Scripts are stored for future use, making the game playable time and time again. Here is a teaser for my plot:

Earth is running out of resources so scientists start looking for alternative homes. Finding life on the star Carinae looks promising so they start extracting inhabitants to see if they could adjust. It so happens that one of these is the wife of Professor John Henry James.  Professor James holds the key that can change thoughts to action. Using this key he travels to earth, what he did not know is that he would travel back in time to find his wife. His journey brings him back to the Wild West. His new name is Doc. Holiday; Holiday being the code he and his wife had if ever one or the other should be in trouble.

So what are your children up to?

20 comments:

Ellie said...

LAIV sounds fascinating and so does your alien time travel western. It's the sort of thing I'd love to read!

Ellie Garratt

shelly said...

I'm going to be a grandma twice this year. One daughter's baby is due July 27th and te other's is due sometime in November.

Craziness abounds said...

Interesting.. My kids are into art and musci mostly and mouse catching apperently. Had no idea I had such hidden talent at home! I hope you have tons of fun making up your play. It's going to be very interesting.

Siv Maria said...

Shelly, I gues we know what your children are doing :) Congrats!

Manzanita said...

What a healthy, fun game for kids. Thanks for sharing and the photo. I've never heard of it but I don't get out of my mushroom cave very often. :)
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

That is sooo exciting! I know you'll do an awesome job. It was fun seeing a picture of your son. ;)

Josh Hoyt said...

LARPing is so awesome. I have never actually done it but as a kid I dreamed about doing it lol. Your screen play looks fun. I do miss the mythology but this will do :)

Ella said...

How fun; I love your idea! My daughter is into
doing her friends hair and seeing boyfriend(15). My son is into gaming and seeing his friends. Between college n' work...he is busy~

Let us know how it all turns out! Fun post~

Marjorie said...

My kids are still young. They just love to go to school and make a giant mess out of my house.

Emily Rose said...

What a cool idea! I love your story.

J.L. Campbell said...

Sounds like your son is up to some interesting and creative stuff.

Rachel Morgan said...

My children? Well... I don't actually have any! But the ones I teach at school everyday... well, the scary thing is I don't actually know what they do for fun. Perhaps I don't want to know!

Karen Walker said...

LAIV does sound quite interesting as does your story idea. My son plays music for fun.
Karen

Karen Peterson said...

Sounds like a fun plot!

Laura Eno said...

Your screenplay sounds awesome! It's the kind of plot I'd like to read.

Michael Di Gesu said...

I love the plot of your screenplay.... What fun!

LAIV sounds pretty cool.

No kids, but I'm a kid at heart ... does that count?

Rachel said...

What a fun game! :-)
The idea for the story is fantastic!

Arlee Bird said...

Sounds like some fun improv. My kids used to do something similar when they were little--it was sort of "let's pretend" I one would call it. It was quite as elaborately scripted as your time travel story, which sounds pretty cool.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Lynda R Young said...

I've not heard of a LAIV before but it sounds fun. Your screenplay sounds fun too.

Heather Henry said...

My husband and my kids are all into it! They have friends who come and join them. They've been doing it for years. It definitely takes a good imagination. I don't join in, but I like to listen to them from the other room. It's always an interesting story.
I like your alien/western idea. Sounds like it could really go places.