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Nerd Slide

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Published on: April 6, 2011

As I get older, I find that a lot of things that I used to be able to harbor white-hot devotion for become less and less important to me. There are a couple factors that seem to cause this.

The first is just plain fatigue. There are things that I’ve loved for so long that I just finally get tired of caring. A recent entry to this category for me is World of Warcraft. I played WoW for a looooong time, and put in a ridiculous number of hours. But the game just became more and more of a chore, and less and less fun, and finally, I quit. (Could I have used more commas in that sentence?) I’ve quit before, but it never holds. This time feels different. I really think that at this point I’ve put in my time and I’m done. At the time I quit I was playing Rift, which is, despite its advertisements, as close to a WoW clone as you can get while remaining a distinct game. And you know what? I’m not playing that anymore, either. I think the whole MMO style of game has just become something that no longer appeals to me. Will this last? I don’t know, but for now, it seems to be staying around.

One other thing that tends to destroy my enthusiasm for things I once held dear is sequels. This is maybe an over-simplification, but let me explain by painting a picture. The year is 1999. A move called “The Matrix” is released and blows everyone’s mind. That doesn’t become relevant to our narrative until the next year when I actually see the movie. I loved it. I loved it so much that I saw it a hundred times. This is not an exaggeration, I counted. Sequels were announced and I was super excited. And then 2003 rolled around and they came out. And… they were okay. Pretty good movies, but not really worthy successors to the original. But that should be okay, right? That first movie is still there, and all those awesome effects are still there, and the crazy story, right? Well, yeah, I guess. But how many times have I seen the first film since the sequels came out? Only twice. I don’t think that the sequels ruined the first movie, either. I just think that I only have a finite amount of affection for any given thing, and that affection is totaled up across all elements in the thing. So, unless sequels are better or at least as good as the original, they diminish my enjoyment of the original. Unfair? Maybe. But I see it happen a lot. Iron Man 2 was a great movie, but it lacked a certain Kapoo and Kaplowawow from the first one. The original Iron Man was once in the running for my favorite film of all time. And now? Still solid top ten, but not number one material. Maybe I’m just fickle.

Do either of these happen to you? Does something else come along and destroy what you once held dear? Am I full of crap? See you in the comments.

Music Monday #14 – That Calls For A Wilhelm Scream

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Published on: April 4, 2011

I’m sick, so here’s a video of a song about a sound clip.

Photo Phriday #13 – And Now to Bob Antilles at the Weather Desk

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Published on: April 1, 2011

Have a good weekend on your completely not exploding planet.

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