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End of the World (Again)

Posted December 20, 2012 at 02:28 PM by Straylor Leonard

So the world is suppose to end tomorrow. Or today, if you're from the future like Ellai.

If so, I just want to say that it's been a blast To see this world continue to grow, expand, explode, and evolve is a constant source of joy, excitement, and occasional nightmares for me.

Thanks for providing a place for many of us to grow as writers. Some of us better than others I can honestly say that I owe most of my high marks in AP English, Lit, History, and Government to Aelyria. Creative writing became a vehicle to create change and spark interest in topics that I am passionate about.

Being on Aelyria is a lot like being in the Matrix. All the skills you write about here eventually seep into your real life. No kidding. Obviously, I'm not a Level 5 Druid in real life ... though being a Bio Major makes things hilariously sad on the other side of the screen.

I mean that we, as players, are able to take these 'experiences' with other characters (and their players) and apply those to our lives in a non-nerdy way. My varied experiences RP'ing politics made me a fairly competent politician in college politics. In fact, many administrators swear that my uncanny ability to cite by-laws and state law borders on annoying.

Especially when they're trying to cut classes and funding for teachers.

I learned to stonewall because it happened to Straylor. And I learned to undercut opponents because I saw Archelan and Roscranis do it. It's a very strange place to be, having played for almost a decade and suddenly realizing that Aelyria has changed you in the same way you may have changed Aelyria.

Maybe I'm going crazy. I haven't discounted that possibility. Or I can be dreaming. I have seriously posted to threads and/or to my blog in my dreams and woke up feeling post-robbed by my browser. There are also manifestations of Straylor in my consciousness that act like my conscience sometimes. That may require a trip to my psychiatrist.

But! It's worth the psychosis!

So keep on adventuring, everyone! Merry Christmas (if we get there) and happy New Year (if the world doesn't explode tomorrow)!

- SL
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  1. Old Comment
    They never did specify which time zone now did they. Those pesky Mayans! Merry Christmas to you too!
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM by Naiya Naiya is offline
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    [Whisper] Pssst! The Mayan's don't predict the world will end. It is a start of a new long cycle on their calendar, but they predict no disaster. [/whisper]
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM by Mixie Shadowmuffin Mixie Shadowmuffin is offline
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    Reports from the future. No fires burning through the sky. And I'm eating scrambled eggs.
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:39 PM by Roscarnis de Lylles Roscarnis de Lylles is offline
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    I know the world can't end because I still haven't caught up on my posts.. Once I do though, once I do... beware
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM by Archalen Andares Archalen Andares is offline
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    I'm with you man. I get geeked when I get to mod these players that I have looked up to for years, or get to actually interact with them with my own PC. Aelyria definitely follows me into reality, and reality definitely follows back into aelyria. When you've played as long as we have, it might as well be real!
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 01:02 AM by Goldstein Goldstein is offline
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    A really good entry! Congraths, Straylor!

    Personally, I like to play Aelyria, really!!! All bonds that are created IC or OOC make us see the things differently, and we do not need to make up something that can be fun, into a boring thing! (sometimes wait for answers is boring, sometimes it's a gift xD)

    Well, Keep the good work and Merry Christmas and happy New Year for you too!!!


    (Timestamp: Winter, 21 of December, 6:20AM, Era 2012. I'M ALIVE! DD)
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 01:22 AM by Jace Jace is offline
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    Stephan Woulofen's Avatar
    My mothership hasn't arrived yet, but I do have my bags packed.
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 07:27 AM by Stephan Woulofen Stephan Woulofen is offline
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    Luciana Lunaeris's Avatar
    Merry Christmas and a happy New year. I survived the end of the world t-shirts for all. even though I took a world is ending day off from school. it's actually just means that I have a cold and break starts tomorrow.
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 08:29 AM by Luciana Lunaeris Luciana Lunaeris is offline
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    Ragboy's Avatar
    Survived another end of the world. We rock.
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 08:37 PM by Ragboy Ragboy is offline
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    Interestingly enough, Straylor's experiences here mirror mine...so much so that I'm seriously considering throwing my hat into the ring next electoral cycle...but that's fodder for another post!
    Posted December 22, 2012 at 03:39 AM by Alexis Sapientia Alexis Sapientia is offline
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    Posted December 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM by Klue Malinconico Klue Malinconico is offline
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