Lystria’s Ballad


Okay, so technically this is NOT a NaPoWriMo selection, nor is it anything I normally do today. My Timehop app reminded me of a time 5 years ago when I wrote a sonnet for my perennial World of Warcraft character, Lystria Densine. As you might have guessed, The True Lystria (and my WordPress screen name) came from her!

Since then I’ve just become that anime guy, and I don’t play much in the way of video games anymore. But if you wanted to know of a time when I was more depressed and less focused on what I wanted to do with my life, here’s the sonnet that I unearthed from my Faceboook account!

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Old Lystria



For those who don’t know, this is what I call “old Lystria.” She was my most attached character from World of Warcraft. Lystria Densine, as I had called her, was a gnome warlock who had lots of adventures with her various guilds she had been in over 2 years of gameplay, and has had an even more colorful background history in an unfinished novel I attempted to write. Unfortunately my obsession with World of Warcraft has ended, and old Lystria is now retired. This is the remaining screenshot I could find of her on my computer.

Nonetheless, I still use Lystria as a name for myself (granted I am admittedly male in real life) for other single-player RPGs I play as well as reminisce about the cute little warlock from time to time. Lystria’s story is a complicated one, as she is “Chaotic-Good and misunderstood,” and someday, I might revisit the story if I ever have the time, effort, and inspiration.

Nowadays, The True Lystria just posts reviews about things I like to critique (emphasis on “like;” if you’re looking for someone who likes to bash bad things like there’s no tomorrow, I know a few critics who are like that). Lately I have been reviewing a lot of anime/TV shows, but I will probably check out books and video games as well. We’ll just have to wait and see.

So anyway, welcome to my blog. Yay!