A continuation from yesterday, formatted just as poorly:
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May 2nd, 2012 by Cassie
I want to share something with you.
A little while ago, a blogger by the name of Spinx posted a review of Diablo 3 wherein she said she thought the female demon hunter’s costume design was pretty ridiculous. She posted a followup here. I became aware of it because I blogger I followed decided she was wrong. (I hate that I might drive more traffic to this guy’s site, but what he says in the comments are really… backwards, and insulting. I decided to send him an e-mail explaining that I was insulted, and while I enjoyed his blog in the past, I wouldn’t be reading it any longer. I expected that to be the end of it. Instead, I got this (and I’m apologizing in advance for the awkwardness of the formatting; I’m just going to put his stuff in blue and mine in red): (more…)
Have you been playing Minecraft? Do you know what it is? It’s the darling of the nerd world. The basic premise is that you are a person who can punch trees to get wood. With that wood, you can make planks and sticks. With those… Well. If you want to learn more about it, go visit the website, or watch the Zero Punctuation review of it at The Escapist (WARNING: Review is very not safe for work, but it will make you laugh, even if you don’t play video games at all.).
There also exists a multiplayer mode, if you have server space, which I do. I pleaded with a few friends who also played Minecraft to join me, and now we have a lovely little word filled with interesting sights! What is particularly intriguing to me is how we all have our own areas of specialty. Kelesk is apparently a closet architect; Tanacrys is a genius when it comes to redstone mechanisms (the logic circuits of the game world), and I am really good at turning Kel’s disasters with TNT into something cool (and also lighting my projects on fire through ill-advised placement of lava).
The rest of this post is going to be behind a cut, because it’s a bit image-heavy.
Let’s pretend for a moment that I’m creative enough to not gank my post titles from the one scene of This Is Spinaltap that anyone actually remembers.
In fact, let’s keep pretending. Pretend that you’ve been pretending to think and act differently for, oh, eleven years. Eleven years of your (mostly) adult life have been devoted to consuming, discussing, and being people you are not in situations you can’t actually have experienced. What do you think happens? Do you think you’ll lose all touch with reality? Do you think you’ll end up living a split life? Or do you think you’ll somehow blend your worlds together and be a functional human being, a powerful mage, and giant robot pilot all at the same time?
Now that you’ve pondered this, HA! WELCOME TO MY WORLD! SUCKERS! I just made you roleplay! Neener neener.
As you might have gathered, I’ve been a gamer, fangirl, and con-goer for eleven years (and I’m still a noob in the scene compared to many people I know). My first convention was Otakon 1999, July 4th weekend. Walking through Baltimore was like walking on the surface of the sun. Walking through the convention center was like entering a whole new world. In fact, it was an entire bag of space metaphors, big banging in my face. I saw anime I’d never heard of. I discovered cosplay. Tuxedo Mask kissed me under the full moon. I was hooked; there was no way I was walking away from this. Eleven years later, I’m not so much gearing up for DEXCON as speeding down the highway in a car driven by a headless chicken (has anyone seen my leatherman?). My tastes have changed; the feeling hasn’t. This isn’t just something I do on the weekends and hide from my co-workers. All of these other worlds are a part of me. We are inseparable. This isn’t fantasy any longer.
This is Spinaltap my life, and I’d like to share it with you.