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To preface, I know what I did was utterly stupid. I knew it was stupid before, during, and after the fact. I think I'm going to regret posting this, and I entirely expect any and all replies to exacerbate that fact. Most of all though, this is a story about why I'm falling in love with this game and it's community.

Sorry if this turns out long.

I started playing mid-last year, on and off, never really got hooked. Started again last December and it really sunk it. Got hooked into pvp with one account and quickly decided to start another for highsec/industry shenanagins. I'm learning more and more about the game every day, but I still have so much to learn. I am a newbie in every regard.

Then I learned I loved to haul. LOVE it. People kept telling me it's a waste of time, bad for making money, too risky, etc. But I love the fact that I'm directly providing a service for someone, I love it when I get jobs done quick, and most of all it's entirely relaxing. I love hopping from station to station enjoying the scenery and bullshitting in chat. Better than mining!

I'm 5 days away from being able to fly a freighter but have been having great fun still just in my t1 industrial. After expressing an interest in it, a friend seeded me about 1billion to start out. Told me that as long as I was doing public contracts, I would need a large amount of collateral.

Video of the Week: Never Is a Promise

On Where Pianos Roam

There happens to be one song in the world that served as a catalyst for me to pursue music as an on-going passion.  Several years ago, a friend of mine had told me of a new artist named Fiona Apple.  She mentioned that I might like her stuff and recommended that I check her out. Well, a few weeks later, I was in a record store and came across one of those listening booth/kiosks that had several different CD's that you could hear songs from.  Fiona Apple's debut album called "Tidal", with those gargantuan blue eyes staring out at  you, was one of them .  .  .

I remember picking up a copy and thinking "Oh, this is that girl that my friend told me about".  After looking throught the song titles in the back of it, one title stood out to me.  It was number 7--a song called "Never Is a Promise".  I thought it was such a simple but poetically provocative name for a song.

In the middle of this very busy record store, I put the headphones on, went to #7, and was hopeful that I would like what I would hear.  I can honestly say that this event changed the way I looked at music.  I heard this song with all of its power, hopeful defiance, angst, and beauty, and I was so inspired.  I could relate to every word and understand every nuance in the music.   The delicate inflections in her voice, the sense of mounting urgency in the piano, the mournful violins, and that tender moment at the end when she sings "You'll say I need appeasing when I start to cry"--I was never the same after this.  This song changed me in ways that I can't even begin to explain.

Every now and then, I actually play this song on the piano and sing it when I'm alone in my room.   I just love to play it so much.

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