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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Making up for lost time

I have the rough draft of show 5 recorded. It goes into post production tomorrow and should be up by the weekend.

On the geek-ish front I renewed my subscription to City of Heroes / City of Villains a short time ago. It's the only MMO that I've ever had any interest in. None of the others (thankfully) appealed to me.

I read and collected comics growing up and the superhero genre, in any media format, has always held a great deal of appeal to me.

So I got to head out and play for a couple hours with some friends, which is the other great appeal to the game. We all "met up" on Skype (a free voice chat program) and talked while we played.
Some people may consider this and think "Why? Why don't you all meet in person, go to dinner, see a movie?". Well, we have done those things, though not recently. This is why we do get together online like this. It gives us a chance to socialize and catch up on things without the added time of arranging to meet, getting somewhere then getting back home again. We can hang out and talk then when we're done we don't have to drive home before turning in for the night.
Life takes time; families, jobs, homes, etc. All of this adds up and we don't get to see each other face to face as often as we like. We will have real life gatherings, we've not given up on it. This allows us to stay in touch and up to date in a more convenient fashion.

Internet communication does not make people less social and turn them into zombified shut-ins. The Internet has opened up the world and made staying in touch easier than ever. It is a tool of communication and, when not abused, can help bring the world a little closer together.


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