My favorite distraction now has an expiry date. It’s very sad. I hope they do find some ways to maintain the community and the adventuring spirit. I also understand shorter term corporate goals trump such ideals.

I spent a lot of time there, and none here. It also cut a bit into my offline creative writing time. In some ways the end of City of Heroes will help me. Of course, I should have gotten rid of the bathwater before the baby.

My characters there were echoes of the characters in my stories. Visualising them, and telling their tales in little 1000-character biographies, helped me cut to the essence of the characters. Mostly it was procrastination. Seeing my characters every day felt like progress. Now for some real progress. So here’s to my patheon, may they enjoy their novelisation as much as I enjoyed their massively multiplayer online game existence.

City Folk