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Being hellishly nostalgic today.

Trying to file these stacks of papers--going through things in my filing cabinet from back in '95, some stuff from earlier--letters, poems, things; wondering what happened to the people I knew and sort of knew, marveling at the me that was, the me that is; wondering how different everything will seem in yet another ten years. Can't believe it's only been ten years since I left Texas, left "home" (not Texas, but my parents). The difference from 0 to 10 is quite significant. The difference from 17 to 27... Yes. Quite significant. I have trouble understanding the me then, figuring out how I passed my time (lots of leisure; even the occasional boredom! I played video games. Read comic books. Ran a reasonably sized bbs--played a LOT of door games, chatted with folks, ... Man. I was pretty damned social, online. I guess I still am, though the chatting's mostly gone to delayed-commenting via livejournal, mailing lists, etc. IM while working on other things, but that's very rarely a "real" conversation. But it's interesting how back then it was so cool to be able to chat with _one_ other person over the computer because their modem dialed my modem...

So many crushes gone by the wayside with nary a backwards glance. So many opportunities blithely ignored. So much taken for granted, so much wrongfully assumed.

So much life.

Ten years.

Ten years from now, I scare me.

Does anyone know Blood Doll, Malaclypse the Elder, Mordekainen, Decay or Meltdown running Renegade BBS? Does anyone know the me that was then? Were you on TimeMUSE? Or PernMUSH? Or anywhere else I happened to be? Did you happen to be one of the people that first introduced me to MUDs at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana? ((how would you know?))

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nibot
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
introduced me to MUDs at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana?

eh? were you there physically, or just the MUD?

are there any good muds, mush's, etc, anymore?
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
I was there in the summer of .. '91, I think, for an electronics program.

I really don't know, re: MU*s. For me, they were a way to socialize and learn to program and show off programs, and I'm a bit past seeing what I can do with musecode at this point. ;)

Maybe when I have kids.
lethie
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
You ran a BBS? Dude. I was on BBSes all the time in highschool. I loved playing Trade Wars and Legend of the Red Dragon :). Local, though, so I don't think we would have crossed paths.
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
I ran a board from around '90 to '95, I think. Something like that.

Wrote two modules for LORD, and made about $500 from them at $5 a pop. Over the span of three years. :) One which was actually backported from LUNATIX, which was sort of a spoof of LORD.
yessod
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Huh, you played PernMUSH? Cera was on that for quite a while around that time. Obviously, the two of you will have to see if you knew each other...

And yeah. 10 years ago I met you. That was a long time ago. Heck, I had short hair at the time...
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
That would be mildly freakish and cool. :) No idea how well I'll be able to drudge up memories of such.

You with short hair... Hmm.

I remember mildly short hair, in a photo that was taken of us at Cloyne.

Hmm.

Lots of memories, really.

Yes, me all sorts of nostalgic.

Life changes.
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