Sadly, a Typepad crash took down my blog recently, and although the lost posts have been successfully restored, some comments have been lost in the shuffle. I also have no time to blog right now, as I am working flat out to win my freedom so that we can shut the office at the end of the week. I might find the time later in the week, if it all goes well.
I am somewhat freaked out to find a comment by Anne Galloway on my blog. I enjoy her Purse Lips Square Jaw research blog; I admire anyone who recognises that it is both tougher and more rewarding to be proved wrong than to be proved right. Having effectively invited ivory tower accademics to talk about Callois, I now have shell shock. Do I really want my tidily deranged ramblings scrutinised by those with higher standards? Would I not prefer to be the crazy madman in a cave? Also, is my games industry bias actually of any interest to people in other fields? I have no idea.
Anne - however you came to be here, thanks for dropping by, and I welcome your comments if you can find anything of interest to you. I've written on Ilinx and Alea already; comments welcome. (Those links lead to previous posts; the Ilinx post is older and rougher than more recent material). Next up to bat is either Mimicry or Paidia... We'll have to see which one erupts first. Then I just have to crystalise my thoughts on Agon and Ludus, which I've been delaying because of the number of people who equate 'agon' with 'game', or 'ludus' with 'game'.
Lastly, I missed a Winter Festival off my summary - Maidhyarya, the Zoroastrian winter solstice. However, I plan to post on Zoroastrianism sometime soon, so that should make up for it.
More as soon as time allows!