Closed for the Holidays

Mr Mittens Wallpaper
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As usual I leave you with a gift, another FREE Wallpaper in the Anti-WCS Series from the WCS Society of New Eden. This one tugs at the heart strings and is the perfect companion for your desktop this Holiday Season. Enjoy.

I may have gotten horribly sick, had the worst pain in my life (Kidney Stone you are pure evil!), and am scrapping the bottom of the barrel to provide a decent Christmas for my family, but this past week has been one of the best I've ever had in Eve. Nothing special, other than hanging out with my fellow Stay Frosty pilots and blowing up stuff real good. I've had a blast. Or two. Or a hundred, I dunno, I lost count.

It is a constant reminder of why I started another Corporation in the first place. Beyond the desire to prove I could really do it, beyond the momentary passion, beyond the in-game reasons to provide a playground for a specific playstyle, it really boils down to collecting like-minded individuals, stirring them around and watching what happens next. It is a rather breathtaking and constantly changing dynamic. You can't help but become involved, both in-game and out, in the lives of those around you. Their challenges, moves, marriages, children, colleges, and their desire to learn this crazy ass game of ours.

It is a privilege.

And so we come to the Christmas break. I'll be taking a few days off from the blog to spend with my family both in-game and out. I'll be back shortly to do the usual year-end reviews and looks forward to next year, but in the meantime, I want to wish each of you the very best this Holiday Season. Whatever your own situation, your own challenges, your own lives, I sincerely hope that you find a moment of peace. A moment, no matter how brief, that allows you clarity and the solace you need. That we all need.

If Eve is indeed a community. If we are more than simply a collection of far-flung people inhabiting a virtual world, if we are more than that, then I send along my personal thanks for making it so. 

Thank you for another great year. And from my family to yours, Happy Holidays.


  1. Thank you for your great work and have a good time

    1. Rixx, That you and your family have a great Holiday Season and that you may explode (yourself and others) many, many times this coming year.

    2. Thanks and the same to you and yours.

  2. I think the community is the only thing keeping some of us playing. o/ Guilty as charged, here.

    Have a good Christmas, may the Drooly Lads bring you many assplosions and glorious KMs.

    I like the lil badge you did, but be careful, apparently Apple has the patent on trapezoidal things with rounded edges. Don't want to get hit with a complaint for that too. ;-) lol

  3. Thank you, Rixx! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

  4. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year mate! Have a good one and see you on the flip-side o7

  5. A flamin' good Xmas and a ripper New Year to you and yours, m8 !