Caffeinated baked goods and state of affairs
I have a book chapter draft to finish by this Wednesday. Talk about timing.
Where is my stuff?
In other news, I heard that ebay is banning the sale of 'virtual' items, RMT, etc claiming that the IP ultimately doesn't reside with the player. I tell ya, when these debates turn into policy things get really sticky. This is one such example. I remember being in a meeting where unnamed dude X says that people are bidding on things that "aren't real." But, to sound totally postmodern even though I hate being called that, it's a rather normative assumption (and somewhat hypocritical if you partake in any type of symbolic transactions... think about credit cards, bidding on ebay itself) to say that something like an avatar or an item that someone spent time/labour/what have you to get ain't 'real'. Oh well. Why am I ranting about this now?
The move continues, my RAing continues, the comps continue, the writing continues.... ad nauseam.