Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports is a book by James Patterson. I like this series a lot. You have to throw out a healthy dose of practicality and enjoy the somewhat alternate universe. It is just crazy enough to be throw out able as well. Sometimes you just want to indulge in science fiction for the sake of alternate worlds.
Today, I was thinking a lot on Eve. I expect that is unsurprising. Last night, I was discussing (lecturing?) my corpmates on my ideas about how to save the newbies from the world. Hence the title, for I feel as if I am on a bit of a crusade of thought.
To top off my crusade, I logged on and Vov had just ganked a hauler. Said hauler was moving 500 million in a T1 hauler. We all know that it is too much to move. Vov ganked said hauler who told him that he only had fifty million left. Now, Vov I know was lecturing him about the proper ship to move said goods in. That is good. However, I suspect that said gankee wouldn't be interested in listening when he was down to his last 50 million with all of his stuff gone.
I didn't get angry. I just felt like giving up a little bit. All of this constant energy to figure out how to save the newbies from their own ignorance so that they might make a place for themselves in the shark infested pool we call Eve. And here I was faced with the exact situation. Only, I didn't find it tough and charming. I just found it counter productive to all of my thoughts for the day. It is always easier to burn it down than to build it up. All of my thoughts shuddered like glass one moment before the perfect pitch breaks it. My thoughts of the future are fragile. The problems that I must solve and not break, are a strong reality.
What is a girl to do?
I joined the chat. Said gankee was getting pissy. So I gave him the 140mil sitting on Sugar and asked him to actually take a moment and listen to Vov's advice. Because, Vov does give good advice when it comes to explaining how to avoid being ganked. But, who wants to listen to their ganker? Who wants to be lectured when they are dead and in the hole with all of their possessions gone? I don't normally do this. I don't normally give people ISK. I'm a big believer in giving advice and educating people but today, I was tired. Work was kinda bad.
I wanted to save the world.
I think I just wanted to be nice today. The last few days have been full of negativity. It is what I signed up for but sometimes, I just want to sigh and take a step away from it. Take a breath of clean air and remember that in fact, everything is not terrible.
Because, its not.
I have a world to save. Maybe it will happen one thing at a time. Or maybe I will get to be part of the last battle.
Whatever. I'm up for it.
But not everyone is going to get ISK. :p
Now I have more thoughts to go and spin.
P.S. Rhavas asked if he stopped and calmed down. Yes. And he started asking questions.