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How old are you, anyway? February 6, 2008

Posted by Barbara in Warcraft.
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One of the joys of a game like Warcraft is the ability to take on an alternate persona.   To the other players in the game, I’m a slender Night Elf hunter, captured forever in a 20-something fantasy body.     Most of the characteristics we use to instantly and inaccurately make judgements about those we meet in the real world are non-existent.    

The only personal judgements people can make are about my intelligence (which I manipulate by using complete sentences and reasonably good grammar) and my general attitude, which I hope is friendly and respectful.     So it comes as a surprise to most when some random comment makes them aware that I may not really be 20-something.  How old are you, anyway?

Old enough to play the game with my grown children.  Young enough to enjoy it.  Old enough to have used a slide rule.  Young enough to use a computer.   Old enough to have made some very good friends.  Young enough to enjoy making new ones.

The question arises anew when those in our guild hear my youngest son on vent (voice channel.)  How old are you, anyway?  

 Old enough to understand the intricacies of the game.  Young enough that his voice hasn’t yet changed.  Old enough to behave well under the pressures of group activities.  Young enough to to be surprised when others sometimes don’t.  

Age truly is just a number.   Thankfully, it’s not a number I have to pay attention to all the time.

/train 

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How old would you be, if you didn’t know how old you are? ~Satchel Paige

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