Gah! I have been dragged back down into the infernal cesspool of MMO gaming — OK, it’s not that bad, but there for three months I had a life — I could read books — I could write stories — I knew what the sky looked liked and actually saw the stars, moon, and sun again.
To no avail, however, I started up one box — and bought the worthless expansion — and then started my second box going again.
If I don’t weary on the game, I will proudly return with a Travels with Troy and a EQual Perspectives, no doubt soon.
As for what I did in the last three months? I finished a young adult science fiction novel called Amish Johnson and the Pegasus Chamber. . . It is about a young boy going to school in the twenty-second century and finding a key to a machine called the Pegasus Chamber. On a lark, he and his friends walk into it and find they have been whisked away, virtually, to a pristine beach. They learn however that not all is well when the program fails to end, and they are left with a daunting quest to find the Unity Controls and escape the virtual world. Along the way they encounter mysteries and surprises — a young woman who Aaron (thats Amish) falls in love with, carnivorous predators that the kids must combat, and an ancient ruin filled with headhunters. All very exciting.
November 25th, 2008