Wednesday, August 23, 2006

So, the recent weirdness in the Uru community has had the unusual effect of actually starting to heal some rifts rather than cause them. I'm all for that. I'm still not letting my guard down in certain quarters though. While I'm fine with hatchet burrying, I'm not to 'trust', by any strech. Especially when the assessment that people in my 'lifestyle' are selfish 'me-first' people, and that sort of additude is the cause of the community's problems is still pinned for all to see. Sugar-coat it and generalize it (after the fact) all they want, that was a direct accusation, and a direct insult.

7 comments:

vid said...

Don't let the negative thoughts take you down, Eleri... let the good stuff lift you up instead.

Eleri Hamilton said...

There's way more good stuff anyhow! I'm still on a buzz from Mysterium

Anonymous said...

From mszv -
What a sad, but not suprising comment for someone to make.

Many, not all but many long time Myst game series "avid" fans are conservative US Christians, of the evangelical or fundamentalist bent. Yes, I know, not all evangelical Christians are of a deeply conservative/traditional bent, but in this new era, so many of them are. It's also not a particularly multicultural crowd. There are, of course, exceptions, but this is something I've noticed over the years. Hey, don't you remember some of the objections that some people had to snakes being in Myst IV (you know, sign of the devil, can't have that!). That hysteria over the so called "pagan" elements in Myst IV - another trip!

I personally think it's a tribute to you that you've made such a great impact on the community, and have been willing to engage in a discussion with members of the community on such issues.

As always, I hope that Uru Live, being an online game, attracts new members to the community who are not like that. I'd like to see more different sorts of people rise in prominence in the community.

sarah in norfolk,england said...

dont let it bug you.
youll end up worried to the
hilter[ scotish word of dscare to death] .your life will be in shreds your kids in tears cause mummy was not there [at re-hab: like kate moss recently].

sair in norfolk england said...

to tuck them in at night-
as well!
shall i tell youu something
-------
when pat and i were younger i used to feed him [my brother]
on our front lawn in my home town [sussex by the sea] high salvington [england]......

he alays pulled a face......

when i did it...
and put three or four dummys in his mouth at once.

you can imagine...
blocked sink full of baby's dummys cant you.......
the smell was discusting.......

sair in norfolk, england said...

you wer say you had a child with special needs.....
or: a birth defect ...
i have a similar thing to mousie..
[called russell silver syndrome]
where i wont grow anmore than
4'10''. -born small..
but great secretary cum' erand girl to my folks.....

and will be authuress [one day i plan to publish my book]ps: sair is short for sarh....

sair in norfolk england said...

i meant short for sarah ,
must have been half sleep last night - it was past 8pm in uk time [gmt]
grenwich mean time....

ok? must go ---