Lately I've been working out some things here in these pages, openly, publicly, and with great debate. Often in the midst of a harsh word or two. All of which I enjoy immensely. But it does, at least from my perspective, tend to cast my readers into a narrow focus. Much like the horse in the image above this post. It is easy to become focused, to wear blinders, to stop seeing the forest for those damn trees.
A lot of this springs out of the very nature of what I do here. I write a lot. Almost every single day. It can often be challenging each morning, in the time between the first set of kids going off to school and the second set about forty minutes later - which is typically my post writing time of the day - to not only figure out "what" I'm going to write but also actually write it. Frankly I'm surprised, more than anyone, that I'm still doing it. That is a lot of words about Eve over the past six years.
The other challenge stems from the natural turn-over in readers. New people come along and long-time readers sometimes slide away. This is challenging for me. Not everyone is going to take the time to dig back thru the archives and catch up to the narrative I've been building on. Every once in awhile, like today, I have to stop and ponder a bit on the larger issues. To re-cast the narrative a bit. To help put things back into focus. To take the blinders off. At least to widen the view a tad more.
So let's do that today.
First of all I am Eve's biggest fan. I love this crazy game and the people that play it. I enjoy the larger community and being a part of the force that helps to drive interest in, activity for, and advocacy of Eve. No matter the haters, the thieves, the smack-talkers in local, the "know-betters", no matter what negativity might be thrown in my direction - I intend to keep at it. I fully and 110% support every single type of play-style that Eve has to offer and your right to play this game exactly the way you want to play it. I would never in a gazillion years try to dictate or force anyone to play Eve any other way, than the way they want. I have my play-style, developed over seven long years to be perfectly suited for me, and you have yours. Which is perfect.
But this is my platform. Other people can have their own platforms. I also encourage that and I have since day one. But here, on this platform, you are getting me and no one else. So I'm going to promote my own beliefs, my own opinions, my own thoughts, desires, challenges, my own story inside and outside of Eve -as it develops. That is all I can do. Sometimes I will even stir pots right here in front of you. I like to poke the ants nest and see what happens. I've always been like that and I'm not going to stop.
With that in mind I am Pro-Low Sec. More than that even, I am Pro Pirate. Pro Solo and Small Gang. Because that is the play-style that I choose to play. People often misunderstand that perspective and see it as a position that is in opposition to other play-styles. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing in Eve exists within a vacuum and, as I said above, all other forms of play within New Eden are equally important. To the game and to me. I truly do believe that. But honestly, the pirate play-style is the best one :)
Based on lessons learned during these years of playing Eve and flying all over New Eden, experiencing different places and play - over the last two years I've also worked my butt off building my own Corporation and Alliance. So, naturally, I tend to believe it is the best place to play in all of New Eden. I am the leader of Stay Frosty and A Band Apart and I am going to talk about them here in these pages. Promote them, discuss them, and generally be their biggest fan. Cause they are an amazing, awesome, and extremely great bunch of people to play Eve with.
And then, every once in awhile, you get a free wallpaper or other piece of art, video or whatnot. It is a pretty great deal when you think about it.
I work hard at this. I do it because I love it. Because it keeps me busy and I've always been like that, I have to stay busy. It is my nature. I can't stop. So I hope that helps cast things in a bit of perspective for you. I appreciate every single one of my readers, those that comment, and those that read and move along. I do this every day for you. And for me. And for Eve.
Thanks for taking the time to read. I hope you keep coming back.