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Naked Time! [Aug. 30th, 2004|11:47 am]
Just me.
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They’re sweaty! They’re differently sized! They’re naked! They’re gamers!

Things are just getting started and already there is so much to see that I haven’t had time to pull the sand out of my ass. (Sleeping on the playa does have its drawbacks!)

I saw some naked sweaty painted people unfurling a yellow paper sign with big red letters: FIRECON. Thinking I’d find fire eaters, I had to go check it out.

I am more stunned than when I found the wireless satellite hookup. It’s almost like finding a Starbucks at Burning Man. These guys have come from all over the country to sit in the scorching heat (well, it’s actually mild, but it’s still scorching compared to where I just came from) and play Magic and Dungeons & Dragons. They seem to have no interest in the carnival surrounding them. I am stymied by the dedication to put themselves in the middle of brightly colored counter culture and not look up.

Okay fine, I did sign up for something called Champions. Or maybe it was Heroes. Some damned thing. I can’t remember. But don’t worry, I intend to extract full enjoyment from this $250 event.



EDIT: This entry in the semi-annual LJ vacation ghostwriting prank actually authored by therobbergirl
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[User Picture]From: plymouth
2004-08-30 08:33 am (UTC)
you don't think Magic and D&D are a brand of counterculture? certainly they are not mainstream.
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[User Picture]From: plymouth
2004-09-01 07:42 am (UTC)
I can also buy handcuffs and rubber clothing at the mall. Does that make BDSM now mainstream? Is there really ANYTHING I can't find at the mall? My definition of "mainstream" is not "can find it at the mall". It's more like "high school socialites would think it's cool". D&D is certainly NOT "cool" by high schoo standards.
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2004-08-30 03:31 pm (UTC)
The starbucks is called Center Camp Cafe, I think. No, it's not really a Starbucks, but you CAN find espresso.
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