Hey tribe mates!
I’m OracleSage, but pretty much everyone calls me “Oracle” or simply “O”. My username was inspired by my love of the smell of burning sage, which was omnipresent in my childhood home, and Oracle just kind of appeared. I was always a fan of the image of the Oracle at Delphi, surrounded by smoke and spewing prophecy. I’m not exactly the prophetic type, but I like to carry that image with me.
When I am not on the forum, or prepping for the next Nepenthe festival, I can usually be found with earbuds in taking a stroll around town, or drinking coffee and working on my latest creative project. I am currently studying creative writing in New Orleans, but I was born in Vermont and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia. I’m quickly finding the city life agrees with me, and am hoping to go to Loyola University for their undergrad program in religious studies. Like Augo, I also adore being outside; and usually keep my room stocked with a mix of houseplants, herbs, and succulents. While I live in a pretty cramped apartment with my family, my room definitely is close enough to the great outdoors at this point.
I found the Mountaineers back in 2016, just a couple months after this lodge surfaced. I remember stumbling my way in, lost and horribly confused, but was guided by some of the coolest people I know. I was sorted into Ebenguard but I knew that didn’t quite fit. I resonated with the activism, and the desire to do good, but I knew it wasn’t for me. After I read about Gossmere there was this clicking moment where I knew that was where I belonged. I’m not much for codes, I’m actually pretty rubbish at puzzles, but I wanted to help out in my own way. So I proposed a project in the spirit of Gossmere, that project turned into the very first Nepenthe festival. We are nearing our fourth annual Nepenthe festival and I am so excited to see some new Goss faces just in time!
To answer Augo’s question: Fresno, California. I went for a week for an uncles wedding and had an awesome time but I missed the cool air and quiet of my hometown, so I was excited to be home when I got there.
For the next poster: If you could go on a road-trip with your friends, where would you take them?