I remember my best Halloween ever. It was 8th grade, and a friend and I were old enough to cover the whole neighborhood, and hungry enough to eat all the candy (we were growing boys!). I dressed as Gandalf
. I had a staff made of a real stick I found in the forest, and a tattered gray robe and beard. He was Legolas
and had a bow, a green tunic, and some moccasins. We spent hours Trick-Or-Treating, and talking about LOTR.
My imagination was different then. A lot of my fantasies, other than felling orcs with arrows, or brandishing swords, centered around comicbooks. I would pretend I was Magneto, bending the fundamental powers of existence to my will. Or I would pretend I was Archangel, with the soft breeze pulling on my razor-sharp wings, allowing me to fly over the landscape.
I think this is the part where I get to the point. But I don't think I really have one.
I'll end with a question. Quite often, people will whine to the editors, asking for intervention from above. I admit I have done this myself. Will whining, pleading, or making simple suggestions in diarys ever accomplish anything? Or should we just not bother? (I have a suggestion for a small change in the "My Existing Diary" page. But it would probably require a code change. But since Adequacy uses secret closed-source software, I doubt it would happen anyway)