Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

The anxiety of pretending

Good news: The Saints were eliminated by Gary, 3 games to 2. This makes my life easier because I don't have to choose between baseball and my health.

I have been thinking about if I were still role playing and it comes to me that I could not play an 'evil' character again. Perhaps it's better that I do not play at all. I do not want to 'think' in the simplistic fashions of these characters, even in make-believe, because it is a bad habit. And it's not as if I like role playing a great deal; giving it up cold turkey, 14 years ago, was no difficulty at all. However it was among the most pleasant ways to socialize, and I like my friends very much.

Probably it would just be adequate to avoid playing 'evil' characters. It would give me the creeps now. This is not counting 'Evil Homer' or 'Mr. Burns' types of character -- in jest, I love it. I mean where the character is just thoroughly malign.

Update: It occurs to me that Sept. 11 was the anniversary of the day I left New Jersey. I arrived in Minnesota on Sept. 13.

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