Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Good Gamers

Today is a big day for World of Warcraft players,
for the people who save people in a fake world
but also talk to people in the real world. 
Social interaction goes on
on those headsets. There's a guy, 
the leader of Blondie's guild, who spent real
money to give Blondie the expansion
as a thank you for his work in the guild. 
That guy says Blondie does more 
for the guild than anyone. 
Blondie took the gift, the purchased
code that gave him access to the new
faux-Asian themed world of Pandaria, though
it meant that last night he missed waiting 
in line outside the store
in the fall cold for the package. 
I think a lot of people have images
of WOW players with washed out complexions
and potato chip crumbs in their keyboards, 
and I'm sure there is a lot of that, 
but there is also a lot of the other stuff, 
the joy, generosity, and camaraderie that 
come with any pursuit. 

Blondie home from a new job. Nov. 30,  2011. 
"Right on the limit's where we know we both belong tonight." 

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