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So I was bored  and downloaded zmud and logged into my mud. The one that I spent 3 years of my life in... of that 3 years.. I would say I was online pretty much 6 hours a day. I would come home from my internship at NYC, and log on. I fell in love with one person on it... whatever online love is. I met 2 of the people. And yet.. online relationships are not "real relationships". Very rarely are they real.
In fact, of that 3 years, only 1 person is in constant contact with me now.. though that 1 person is a very valued friend :)

Anyways, the mind is an amazing thing, and i eventually remembered the password and logged on.. only a few names were familiar. Stuff still goes on, code I write is still running... I got a few emails over the years which petered out.

And I still remember that I detested the arch of law. And of course he's still active. Bastard.

I've lots of code and creative work in that place... hmmmm.

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dnivie
Aug. 7th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
real
Don't know how that differs from real-life really. Most people I knew in real-life circles I used to frequent 10 years ago, but no longer are also no longer in contact with me today, be it students I used to know, scouts I used to know or whatever.

You shouldn't be annoyed at Malire, he just needs a hug, methinks. Then again that was always my diagnosis for him. Part of me will always see you as Llandra I think.
ripresa
Aug. 7th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: real
Hmm.. I'm in contact with folks from high school, college.. especially with facebook and so many online abilities.

And it's different. I'm not going to call Paldin up when I'm in Australia asking for a place to stay. But I can do that to friends I haven't seen for years because we've had that real-life connection which is missing in most internet friendships.

Obviously you and I have gone beyond just internet friendships.. and there's been people who have gotten married because of online gaming.. but I think it's the minority.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 12th, 2008 08:54 am (UTC)
Re: real
Yeah. Sure. It depends. I guess. My point is that most of the people I was once, say, in a class with, but with which I no longer have contact I *also* wouldn't call up asking for a place to stay, infact I can't think of a reason why I'd contact them at all.

I'm biased. I met my wife online. I met my previous girlfriend on Ancient Anguish. (you've bumped into her - Fir on aa) Infact among the people who matter most to me, except for family, I met aproximately half originally online.

So in my world, online meetings turn into real friendships aproximately as often as any other kind of meetings. Most of the time they don't, but sometimes they do.

And I'm totally going to call you up if I'm ever within a 100 miles of Austin. Hell, make that 200.
dnivie
Aug. 12th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
Re: real
didn't notice I was logged out. That was me, obviously.
nekomouser
Aug. 7th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
That's the thing about evil, detested, arch-nemises...they're always active. ALWAYS.
desfontaines
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
I had no idea you had done MUD too!
ripresa
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
where did you play??
desfontaines
Aug. 8th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
There was one run out of Michigan state called Castle Argh, which was the first one I went on. And dikuMUD, although that may be a name that encompassed a particular flavor of MUDs for all I know. Then there were a variety of Pern-themed MUSH's.
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