Wednesday, November 07, 2007
There seem to be two types of writers: those who think it is great to do a chat or interview as if they are one of their characters, and those who think that is kind of creepy. I am in the second camp. It may have something to do with growing up in the eighties with hard-core RPGers. Because you knew, and I mean knew, that if you walked into a room where someone was dressed as their RPG-character the wisest thing to do was jump straight out the window and run like hell.
I like fantasy, I like reality too--but I am genuinely uncomfortable with some kind of in-between rantasy and from what I see, so are quite a few readers. Actually it should probably be feality because with hybrids the first part of the word is the father. And (if I may so sexist in my phrasing) for me taking on your character's persona is letting your fantasy fuck with your reality. Maybe rantasy is when some blogger tries to get all grinchy and fuck with some one's innocent, harmless game of make believe.
But, for my part, I already spend hours every week playing with my imaginary friends and writing down their little adventures--I've got to draw the line somewhere....