Day after day have passed, and now it's just hours before I am to publish my newest issue. I have nothing written aside from this, and I still have no idea what to write. I would've just canned this issue but I can't since my co-editor Jagged007 has already written his share of stuff.
I asked around for suggestions, and Mike suggested I do this.
They're not bad ideas, but would you guys really care? Most of you residing in England; would a piece about a city on the other side of the world really interest you guys? I doubt it.
It's not that NYC isn't interesting. To me, it's the greatest city in the world. Never a dark moment, millions of lights powering on as the sun sets. There always people of every ethnicity walking the city streets among each other, performers littering each street corner to make a few extra bucks, and buildings meeting the clouds in NYC. That's why I love it. But writing about it to you guys, I doubt you guys would. Why is that?
It's certainly understandable for my interests to not touch yours. With the Olympics long past, I doubt I would want to read a piece about England myself. Is that just how we are as people? Do we simply not care about things we feel will never affect us, things that will never play a part in our lives? I would assume so. It would be a great explanation for the lack of empathy for the atrocities going on in third world countries. Wide spread hunger, disease, war, it doesn't affect me.
Of course that's just me. It would be criminal for me to place my assumptions onto each and everyone of you, but let's just assume it's right. Is that a bad thing? Should we as human beings care more for each other?
Of course as a guy who didn't even graduate high school yet, I'm unqualified to answer that question. The obvious answer is yes, but there are many more philosophical layers beyond the surface.
Second part of Mike's suggestion. My experience with Gangster Nation. What can I say? It doesn't rivet or excite me like a rollercoaster or a conversation with a supermodel would, but it's still nice. The people on here, the names I see on the screen have became a part of my life almost.
I know my homebody Jagged is good for at least a quarter-dozen misspelled comical messages in my inbox everytime I log in. I know Mike is good for at least one sassy remark in every conversation in the chatbox. I know Fish will be sure to hit me up with proofreading every single one of his collegiate neuro-physics essays once a month. That's what Gangster Nation has became to me really. A sort of make shift online family who's traits and actions I can see through the screen. Objectively, I don't really think the game is that great with it's stagnated pacing, unbalanced crime variety and inconsistent community interaction, but it still has a special place in my heart.
So there we go. Another times issue hammered. Some spontaneous thoughts combined placed into a combination of 26 characters and punctuation marks. I hope you guys enjoyed it, or at the very least think it's enough to not complain. With the majestic Curran having a whopping 16-10 vote lead on me, it's likely I won't be the editor for quite some time again. But it's been good, nothing to complain about.