The Adventure Zone means a lot to me. Not only is it an incredibly funny and inclusive and inspiring story crafted by the amazingly talented @griffinmcelroy
, it’s helped me get through some really rough times. Times where I felt like I wasn’t capable of anything, that I was stupid and worthless and would be better off dead.
But one day, when I was feeling this way, a phrase popped into my head. The voice of Istus, telling me: “You’re going to be amazing.” I clung to those words like a mantra, repeating them to myself over and over whenever I would start to feel the world crumble beneath my feet. And gradually, I started to believe those words. I remembered Magnus, Merle and Taako, and how the bonds they formed with each other and their loved ones rose them out of the darkness and chaos, into light and balance.
I still find myself giving in to the Hunger sometimes. I start to believe that I am nothing, that my life is just a hopeless void. But then I think of those good good boys, and the people in my own life who have helped me grow and heal, and my own worth and wonder.
I *am* amazing. And I wear the words of Istus on my skin as a reminder of this, and as a thank you to the McElroys for giving me such a gift.
Keep it up, boys. Keep being amazing.
Endless thanks to Jay from @spidermurphystattoo
for inking me.
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