Wednesday, October 16, 2013

But What Am I?

Today I received a random conversation from someone I have never spoken to who wanted to express to me that he is disappointed that I don't write about low sec.
[22:54:36] An Unknown Person > your blogs have nothing to do with low sec
[22:55:38] An Unknown Person > just saying
[22:56:19] Sugar Kyle > okay :)
[22:56:35] Sugar Kyle > anything else?
[22:57:14] An Unknown Person > na thats it just got stoked to see someone playing like me to find out it had nothing to do with the low sec life
[22:57:27] Sugar Kyle > What do you consider the low sec life?
[22:57:29] Sugar Kyle > May I ask?
[22:57:41] Sugar Kyle > Or the fact that I don't discuss pure pvp and pve disqualify me?
[22:58:09] An Unknown Person > the fact that it legit had nothing to do with low sec at all lol
[22:58:17] Sugar Kyle > Interesting
[22:58:19] Sugar Kyle > Okay :)
[22:58:20] An Unknown Person > im pretty sure you didnt talk about it once
[22:58:40] Sugar Kyle > Thank you for your time :)
[22:58:50] An Unknown Person > thank you to :)
It is amusing to receive this message on the eve of my heading off to Eve Vegas. I will most certainly not be discussion Low Sec because I will be discussing Eve Vegas. However, in my discussions about Eve Vegas I will look for Low Sec specific topics. That does not mean I will not write about anything that catches my attention or just share the event with those who cannot be there but wish to read my words about it.

I believe that every blogger goes through a "I will write about what I want" post. Seeing that I have always written about whatever I have wanted I've not seen the need for such a post. I don't see one now. I looked at my own first page of topics and decided that depending on the audience I could see how someone could feel with a quick skim of my content that I'm not writing about low sec.

When I brought it up in chat the suggestion was to ask, "What makes one a sec seccer?"

Normally I would say such grand things as, "Who needs labels?" and "Each individual chooses their own path." However, my blog is named low sec. My opinion is pretty simple. Low sec is where one focuses their game. It does not mean that other parts of the game do not matter or are never ventured into.

To be fair I checked my front page and saw that I had a post about TCS and one about Boosters up. I was going to point them out but decided not to. They are what made me ask what he considered to be a low sec focus because quite often it is my lack of talking about PvP. I do write about my little fights but I had so many other things I want to babble about most days. Sometimes I cannot string together, "jumped a bunch, killed a drake, went home," into an adventure.

  • Is it the PvP? 
  • The PvE?
  • Missions?
  • Having ones stuff?
  • Where one docks?
  • Where the jump clone is?
  • Where the heart is?
  • Where the ships are?
  • Where the activities lay?
It is all and some. No two people experience Eve in the same way. I consider my low sec market just as much as part of living in low sec as the fighting that I get into. I don't think one makes one a low sec resident over anything else. I know that I am not much of a PvPer. There are much better blogs to read about fantastic fights in the depths of space.

I do write about whatever is on my mind. Sometimes people agree. Sometimes they do not. Sometimes I create random bursts of poetry about Ueberlisk. Often I muse into the people that I play with for I find them more interesting than anything else in the game. Often times it is just a reflection on whatever has happened around me. No focused thought. No planned end.

The blogs original name was the Walrus Bucket. It was a joke on a meme that amused me at the time. I changed over later when I moved into low sec. I debated pirate names a lot and decided that I wasn't much of a pirate but I was a resident. Because I wrote about my day I was writing about living in low sec. I found myself engaged in arguments with people who did not believe that I participated in level five missions.

Life in low sec was about not living in high sec. It was about being hunted and doing the hunting. Undocking to kill things at a call from the fleet. It was about ships fit for combat even as they did PvE. It was about knowing that everyone I didn't know probably wanted to kill me. Later it grew into my murky after action reports and my various ISK making adventures. I wrote about the people that inhabited the space that I lived in because it seemed that there was more rumor than fact about them out there. And after that it became about the space itself. Advocating the fact that low sec was a place with people and its own texture and feel. That it was not null sec light or high sec heavy. It was more than the ships that exploded but about the people who had spent years in these spaceplanes and found their enjoyment there.

Like any thing the blog has grown and changed as I have. I could always rename it to Caramelize Sugar. Perhaps I don't fit the proper niche of 'low sec' to some. Maybe the name is mislabeled. Yet, Low Sec is where I focus my time and energy. It is where I brought my store and where my stories surface from. Even as I freight across space it is to supply low sec with what I need. In industry, in markets, in PvE and PvP I consider my core low sec.

I may be wrong. I often am. Perfection passed me by. Maybe I need a new blog name. Any suggestions? 

P.S. I like my blog name just fine... just saying...

6 comments:

  1. There's always someone who wants to complain. I enjoy reading your blog and I have nothing to do with industry. I enjoy seeing how other people play. Write what you like and people will read

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  2. The name suits the blog and its topics just fine.

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  3. Hi
    I'm an extreme carebearer currently living in H.S. Ever since I found out about lv 5 missions I've always wanted to try them. But everytime I ask for advice, ppl always tell me it's a bad idea. But I don't want to give up my dreams.. (No matter how much of a carebear I am). Is it possible for you to give me advice or a few pointers. That would be much appreciated.
    By the way, I just recently started reading you blog, got here through Jester. Anyways like your blog.


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  4. I'd say this is the most complete low sec blog there is. But you will always encounter stooopid and ignorant readers.

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  5. Dear Unknown Person,

    You're a short sighted mouth breathing moron.

    Just saying.

    Regards.

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  6. Don't you dare change the name cause of some moron that probably hasn't even read anything but the titles. Love your blog and love the name

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