Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Fantastic Week Ahead: June 18, 2012

Last night, I cancelled my subscription to the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.  I've always found it a bit hard to quit a video game that I've put so much time into--and with an MMO, it's always a bit worse, since I feel like I'm leaving some of my (albeit digital) property behind.  But I did it.

And just as in any break-up, someone will always ask, "Why?"  In this case, it was BioWare/EA who was doing the asking, and although I didn't really care one way or the other whether or not their online survey was accurate, it did get me to thinking: Why am I quitting this game?  What (if anything) does my quitting say about what I think about the nature of fantasy/scifi and the validity of virtual communities?  I'll share my thoughts with you on this (not really) life-changing decision later this week.

We have a lot of other exciting things for you this week, too!  This afternoon, Mark Schelske continues his series on Tron with a look at Daft Punk's music video Derezzed.  Nancy Hightower will review Margo Lanagan's novel Tender Morsels, and we'll take a look at the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter before the movie comes out this Friday.

It's going to be a lot of fun--we hope you come back often!