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  • Anthony J. Albert
    ... I ve never understood the appeal of doing adult things like chasing a small white ball around several acres, across sand and water, with a hooked stick,
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 1, 2004
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      On 1 Nov 2004 at 7:58, Baralier wrote:
      >No, not the Todd Browning movie.
      >
      >Just reading Kaja's blog about attending the Playground Committee Volunteers: "I
      >spent an evening at a meeting for the playground committee volunteers, and
      >everybody was really nice, but they live in a completely different world from my own. If
      >these people play video games, it's on the level of Tetris. They watch Survivor and
      >Oprah (and not, in fact, cartoon soap operas in Japanese). They've heard of comic
      >books, some of their kids read them. I didn't even bring up the role-playing game I'm
      >writing. I felt like a complete freak. I AM a complete freak, but I was really feeling it the
      >other night. NorWesCon can't come soon enough for me."

      I've never understood the appeal of doing "adult" things like chasing a
      small white ball around several acres, across sand and water, with a
      hooked stick, myself.

      To each their own, is all I can say...

      Anthony Albert
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    • Susan Fox-Davis
      ... If you don t like what you see, run your own! Maybe it takes a little money, a lot of effort and a whole elephant-full of nerve, but it is eminently
      Message 2 of 12 , Nov 1, 2004
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        Daniel writes:

        >I wish Texas still had good SF Cons [:(]

        If you don't like what you see, run your own! Maybe it takes a little money, a lot of effort and a whole elephant-full of nerve, but it is eminently do-able and you will get what you want. Been there, done that. [But my friends won't let me do it anymore; there is this mutual sanity pact by the old AquaCon committee. Heh.]

        >Last good one I went to was a Dallas Fantasy Fair that you and Phil
        >attended. Sometime around 97 or so, I remember XXXenophile was still
        >being published.

        Hey, if XXXenophile isn't "grown up people doing grown up things", I don't know what is! <evylle grynne>

        I feel sorry for those Greyfaces who left all their fun behind. Humans laugh. Lower species don't. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

        Philosophically, Susan Fox-Davis



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      • Sandra Roberts
        ... doing grown-up ... fathom leaving all the cool stuff ... After 15 months living in rural northwest NJ, as a stay-at-home mom no less, I ve found that many
        Message 3 of 12 , Nov 1, 2004
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          > But really, these people aren't all mediocre, they're just grown-ups
          doing grown-up
          > things. Many of them very well. It's just that I could never
          fathom leaving all the cool stuff
          > that I like behind once I left college.

          After 15 months living in rural northwest NJ, as a stay-at-home mom no
          less, I've found that many of the normal people running around are
          just putting up a front. You just have to keep an eye out for the
          other people that giggle at completely inappropriate times. They're
          the ones you want to get to know.

          And when all else fails, infiltrate and subvert.


          Sandy (Renegade Geek)
        • Mary Lowe-Hentges
          My mother was perfectly happy to invite my roleplaying friends around so she could see what all the fuss was about. Which I later found out made for some
          Message 4 of 12 , Nov 11, 2004
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            "My mother was perfectly happy to invite my roleplaying friends around so she could see what all the fuss was about. Which I later found out made for some lively discussion at a parents & friends meeting that called for D&D to be banned at the
            school."

            My mom was just happy to see me having social interatctions with males with braincells. She used to joke that I was going out with five guys at once. Of course, when it interfered with my being her designated driver, she was a little put out...




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          • Mary Lowe-Hentges
            I ve never understood the appeal of doing adult things like chasing a small white ball around several acres, across sand and water, with a hooked stick,
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              "I've never understood the appeal of doing "adult" things like chasing a small white ball around several acres, across sand and water, with a hooked stick, myself."

              It is much more enjoyable in Traithelon mode, where you swim the water hazards, or in full-contact, but that requires a little more than SCA minimum armor standards.




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