So, I was reading I am a japanese schoolteacher again, and it is amazing to see someone else in the streetfighter community rise above the trashtalk that most competitive fighting gamers like to spew and become what others view as an entertaining writer, rather than just a whining bitch.
As it turns out Az's posts, in a trainwreck of thoughts sort of way, lead me from srk onto e2. I think to myself, "I remember this place. This is the place where I made several entries about the nuances of Street Fighter, and because those in the know couldn't see that each idea was unique, they all got merged together, and/or deleted, eventually leaving me with a single Street Fighter Node."
I suppose that is all well and good, because that leaves me to add noise and to the signal.
Maybe I'm back, or maybe I'm bored and e2 is this week's rubberband on my wrist that keeps me in pain.
So I'm watching the news this
morning while I was getting ready for work, and some homosexual is on
screen telling the world about how people on loud motorcycles are
getting a zero tolerance treatment from the cops, because him and all
the other tolerant people in west hollywood can't stand loud bikers.
I suppose it makes
sense. Even gays don't want to be the lowest rung on
society. They want to be treated equal, but more equal than
some other subcultures.
So, I started browsing E2 upon
my return, and have found that it has evolved into the perfect
site. I was surprised to see that most of the bookmarks that
I had made have since gone to node heaven. Some were
nodeshells, but the content was gone. I suppose it is
fitting, as one of the reasons that I left was because there are other
sites that retain useful information better than E2. The only
real draw of E2 over those sites is that there is information and
creative content mixed together in a non-linear fashion.
Most of the creative content in
E2 these days happen around repeating memes. Nothing to +5
insightful or original, because that gets squashed fairly
quickly. All the good, original stuff comes from years ago.
Then I read the stuff I had
written before I left and I felt embarrassed. Embarrassed,
because all the stuff I had written that had survived sounded nothing
like me. It sounded like I was trying to be like everyone
else on everything. I was trying to fit in so that my
write-ups wouldn't get crushed by the big bad man. I was
such a pussy. Then I browsed around, and found out that aside
from the DayLogs, pretty much everyone is trying to be the same unique
I also found the new e2
writeup by dem bones.
This takes the encyclopedia
aspect out of it, and turns the place into more of a creative writing
publishing community. I like it. I
realize that the new E2 has been in the works since 2002, and that
chances of someone else implementing a different and better version
of the same idea is pretty high, but nevertheless, I think that is the
So, I nuked all my old nodes,
and will hit up the daylogs for a while. Feel free to ignore
me, as for now, I'm just journaling my thoughts into /dev/null.