thread: 2008-06-04 : I am culled
On 2008-06-04, Vincent wrote:
1) The blog software. In early ‘05 I realized that my current homegrown blog software was losing older posts and their comment threads, so I switched to new. I didn’t convert the existing blog, I called it “antiquated” and slapped it up in html.
2) Lost before I realized it!
I actually have posts, oh, 70-136 somewhere, but just the posts, none of the comments. I haven’t bothered to put them online.
As far as the scene and the theory and the diaspora: I’m not particularly concerned with what happened vs what might have happened. We did what we did, and here we are. No use holding out hope for a better past, you know?
I will say that if I were to make a new unknown public identity and go to RPGnet or even theRPGsite and post the real deal Forge stuff, without using Forge jargon, just expressing the ideas, nobody would get bent out of shape over them. They’ve become overwhelmingly widely-held and accepted. I see it all the time where someone ridicules some wholly nonsensical idea about roleplaying, attributes it to the Forge, and then goes on to say sensible bog-standard Big Model things in their next paragraph.
This doesn’t bug me. It may bug some of us old Forgies, I dunno. Me, if I care at all, I’m happy the ideas are out their doing their job, even if my name gets attached to straw men instead.