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really can’t fathom a title for this.

What is geekier on the part of my early nineties self?

1. Writing fanfic based on Moria (a Roguelike)

2. Playing Magic the Gathering with others over a TELNET BBS. (honor system in describing the cards textually).

Both on a VAX/VMS system.

You decide!

Sun, January 25 2009 » ?!?!?, Life Studies

2 Responses

  1. ghg January 25 2009 @ 11:03 pm

    The fanfic because the MTG may have been desperate addiction to the game at least in part (or the desire to play when other people weren’t readily available, for example) but the fanfic, even if it was out of mad love for Moria was innately geekier because: Moria is geekier than MTG because more people have heard of MTG, taking something geeky and doing something geekier with it is geekier than using technology to do the original geeky thing, and because writing is a lonelier process and more labor-intensive.

  2. GL January 25 2009 @ 11:38 pm

    #1 by far

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