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posted by [personal profile] arachne at 05:26pm on 29/12/2010
Well, this fell by the wayside a little bit, didn't it? Back on the horse now, shall blitz through a few today, a few tomorrow, and keep going until I run out. So. Day 7.

December 7 – Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? (Author: Cali Harris)

The PD Redcaps. These people are, to a person (that I've encountered) absolutely wonderful. There's a startlingly high level of competence - and an expectation of it. From my first hour working with them, I was being asked to do things and the expectation was that they'd get done. Give something to the redaps and it *will* be done, if it is at all possible (and often if it really doesn't appear to be). Everyone has "the dance". You know how it is when you're working in a small area with other people, and the work you're doing's active. Say, for example, you're cooking with other people in a small kitchen. There are people who you will be able to work fluidly, effortlessly with, and people who, no matter what any of you do, you will end up under the feet of, and vice versa. The former - that flow, that rhythm of working and not getting in anyone's way - that's the dance, and every radcap I've worked with has it.

Beyond all that - beyond the way they (we) work together as a cohesive unit and Get Things Done, the sense of family is overwhelming. I remember being overawed when I started LARPing, back in 2009, that I'd found such an awesome community of people, and feeling like I'd found a place where I actually belonged. That has strengthened this year, but with Team Redcap, I've not just found a community, a place I belong - I've found a whole other family (not that there's anything wrong with the existing one!) and a home.

That answers the first part of the prompt. For the second part, I am entirely incapable of taking "connect more deeply" as anything other than a euphemism, so the only possible answer is "your mum".
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