I found myself chuckling today,
One of my ingame 'Toons' entered my mind and I pondered how we spend so much money/time/effort with the occasional high emotions and often words muttered to ourselves such as those when we open a treasure chest and find exactly what we had hoped to find within it, with a half whispered " YES !! " or " Alright !! " ....
Or, an exasperated " Aaachhh.. blankety blank !! noooooooooo !!!" when either the power just went out with the loud Thunderclap outside, or the game crashed JUST as you were about to enter the last second of "Quest Completed.. "
~all over some ghost like pixels.. that.. really.. do they exist??? ??
I had decided to get a couple of those new fangled pets, ( yes I did, I had held off.. but I went and done it ) and I had giggled quietly when I clicked on the sleep action of my Kobold ~ named incidentally, after one of my old pets I was missing so much, and when it started it's funny snooze semi-snoring, it almost seemed real... hmmmmmmmm...
Just earlier, the day was spent with family and the grandchildren of my sibling. The youngest, five years old had pulled out his new I pad he got for his birthday and wanted Grandpa to play one of his new games with him. ' Oh no, grandson, I don't know how to use that thing, go take it to your great Auntie, she knows that stuff, she does Dungeons and Dragons ! So, he trotted over to play. We did not get to do it too long, as I had to tell him his Daddy was ready to take them home...
How much things have changed...
It was not long ago I remember not having any such toys or gizmos.
We spent childhood down by the creekside, building play items out of the found sticks stones and pinecones... when it was still safe to do so alone at that age, reaching the creekhead and being able to stretch out and with bare hands sip the cool clear water out of the spring, watching the turtles go by.
Then later on as we grew up; watching Star Trek and dreaming of the future with all that technology..
yet here I sit with my own computer now.
I still have my old Art nib ink pen with feather attached ( wild Crow feather I once found ) that I use to draw and write on real paper now and then, a part of nostalgia now.
Suddenly I wanted to get onto my DDO,
check out the forums and this came to mind.
How far have we come?
and how much is real ??
I've cleared off one of my test toons to await the coming of the Druid..
and then got ready to play my recently TR'd one.
My 90 year old Mother walks in the room and sees my Warforged and gasps,
'what is that?? !!'
I'm not sure what to say other than,
"that's my Wizard Mom, That's my Wizard..
and now I think,
how real are these pixels after all?? ???
Isn't that something...