Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Other Side of Life, On Wondering Why the Word Jejune Isn't Used More Frequently

Sunday, February 15, 2009
Work has been stealing away my evening hours lately. The recent changes to the employee roster means that I'm closing every night now. On top of weekends at the atelier, I haven't been able to log on once these past few weeks. This routine seems as though it'll stay for good, so this is probably it for me as far as Sword goes in the foreseeable future.

Being absent from an MMO evokes an odd feeling for me. I always stop playing an MMO at the height of my expectations for it: new content (Claire), updates (Claire), events (Claire?), etc. It often feels as though I've stopped reading a book at the middle, never knowing how it will end.

It does have its perks, though. Being away from the evergrind has that pleasant feeling of relinquishment. Not being in the constant presence of those who fit under John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory is another bonus. I don't know what the cause is, but Sword seems to have quite a... colorful community.

Well, boring news aside, I leave you for now with this:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Doldrums, On Tamagotchi

Wednesday, February 04, 2009
I know why AFK leveling feels so familiar to me now. It feels a lot like that damned egg toy. I only need to check up on my pet every now and then to make sure it hasn't died, and I'm good to go.

Incidentally, this Japanese toy-like method of leveling has netted me two more Veterans. I will continue this until Claire decides to let me start her quest.

Meanwhile, I present to you this mellow song:

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