I speak to you now of Myself.
Earlier today I received the pm above. I have removed the name, but I will tell you that they are a newer player, and have been trying to become active in a world it’s obvious they have yet to understand. As did we all, once upon a time. But none of this is important.
Onward we go.
Without thinking, I began to type: “I am the venerable Prophet of Mitos.”
And I couldn’t think of what to say next. I reconsidered the question. Did they want to know what I’ve achieved, or what makes me, “me?” What exactly were they asking for? What should I even say? Should I say everything?
I could have said that I’m a lifetime member of the Military Dictatorship Party, as I’ve been with the party for 12 of my almost 13 months of playing this game. My public activity goes up and down, but I’m almost always reading all of the media and leaving my two cents wherever I can. (I keep a jar of pennies with me at all times.)
I could have said that I’m the Faithful Commander of the Holy Order, the religious MU brainchild that I originally created as a joke with my dear friend Leo Balzac (aka Light of Palaero) and the lazy ass Simon Boucher-Ruest. I am very proud of the community that I have fostered, and I now count many of my Faithful among my closest eFriends.
I could have told them that I’m a financially struggling university student in the state of West Virginia in the US. Of course, I still manage to spend far too much money on alcohol, and I certainly didn’t get to create a badass MU while being frugal towards eRep gold.
But when it comes down to it, none of these describe who I am, just what I have done. Perhaps characteristics about my self would be a better idea.
I could have said that I consider myself a critical thinker. I believe I do a great job at looking at all sides, even if I’m blunt about my responses at times. This is perhaps the reason why I so enjoy my conversations with Plugson. I never know what he actually thinks, but I swear the two of us can debate circles around each other (Especially when I call him the Shameless Plug). This could also be why I like Funky Hum24n, because…. No, I guess I don’t like Funky
I could have said that I don’t agree with bullshitting. I can’t stand people that beat around the bush or are afraid to speak their mind, so they make up excuses. Even worse, I despise when people look down on people that tell it like they see it.
On that same point, I could have said that I don’t think morality or “judge of character” has anything to do with getting things done in this game. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone is an ass. This isn’t the real world. Children aren’t going to be corrupted if someone says “fuck,” no human rights movement is going to sue us if someone’s feelings get hurt. There is no mechanic for purity, no system of review, so it shouldn’t be considered.
I could have said everything aside, I value duty above all else. I believe in giving something your all, to every extent you reasonable can. This is touchy for me, because as most of you surely know my real life became… very unstable a few months ago, right after I led a crusade against an MDP PTO threat and won. I won, only to not have any real access to the game. Two subscription charges went into my account that I had believed I cancelled, and I overdrew significantly and received even bigger overdraft fees. I almost lost my apartment, went without internet and cable for a month, but picked up some hours through a family friend and saved everything. Aside from this, I’ve been active almost all of my 13 months.
But all of these are things I say about myself. Maybe a more accurate answer would come from what others think.
Others might say that I’m mean, cynical, lazy… Well maybe I don’t care what others think. Maybe that wasn’t such a great idea.
After all of that consideration, this is all I could come up with.
I think it was a good improvement.
The venerable Prophet of Mitos
Commander of the Holy Order
We Stand Ready
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