Holy cow. Single player RPGs are dead. Long live single player RPGs! Why the hell am I wasting my time on a designed timesink (World of Warcraft) when I can be playing the engaging Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion instead? Wait a minute… I HAVE been playing Oblivion instead! Is it worth jeopardizing 2 years of ethnographic work? Oh, hells ya. But I’m not… It would be worth it though… 🙂
I’m resurrecting my blog. Since I’m using the XL version of the jumper cables, hopefully it’ll work.
Basically, I feel the need to write an ethnographic account of my academic experience. I don’t belong. But me as gamer will hopefully learn how to go native as an academic… my current problem is I’ve been building up a huge bias against academic life after 3 years in a PhD program… We’ll see…
I’m luckier than Socrates in two ways:
I don’t live in a time when confronting people with my ideas will get me condemned to death or exile.
I don’t feel the need to confront people so bluntly in order to stay consistent with what I believe in.