Friday, October 27, 2006

In response to : lokipan's Xanga Site - 10/23/2006 1:06:23 PM

lokipan's Xanga Site - 10/23/2006 1:06:23 PM

So I feel that I must respond a bit... and since Xanga won't let off-of-site comments.. I'll put them here on mine (which does allow off-of-site comments, so feel free to comment)

First, even though I seldom practice what I preach -mainly due to my own self-consciousness, or laziness- I feel change is important. And I wish you the best in your future endeavor to move to new locales. I also have found "home" to be very beneficial, and in my experience, only good things arrive from being closer to your "home". So, I wish you the best in that. I really do.

I must say though... I do resent your claim that I have "grown up". I have in no way, "given up" on table top gaming.. I play whenever I am able, though, much to my dismay, those times are few and far between. My gaming group is spread across half the state of PA, so our efforts to get together fall short often. However; we do game, and try to get together at least once per month. A task that requires several people to drive over 3 hours to get together, yet we do it out of our friendship and desire to game together. Several of us in this group have made similar pledges at one time in our lives, to continue gaming with each other until we are old and grey (and I have known these guys since high school, and in one case, my whole life). Much like you said yourself.. you do not want to let gaming slip do to "being an adult"... you are not alone in that. But I think the problem is you seem to feel being an adult excludes gaming... where, in my experience it has made it better. It may not be as easy... but I have found it much more fulfilling...there is very little about this hobby that is "child-like"... it requires you to put yourself in the shoes of another person, in another world.. a task that mentally, can be very hard to do.. but the more you commit to it, the far grander it is.

My decision to leave Columbus was made difficult for one reason and one reason alone... gaming with you guys. The problem was that there was nothing else... nothing at all. Gaming is a wonderful thing, it has brought (and will continue to bring) much joy and fulfillment to my life. I will never let it go. and anyone who lives in a room full of Star Wars figures can hardly be considered grown up...