valentinite: The Seventh Doctor: experiencing a significant gravitas shortfall (seven & ice)
( Jan. 7th, 2008 10:28 am)
With all the random slamming of acafen I've been seeing lately around ([ profile] metafandom, why do I read all your links?), I'd been feeling kinda down on fandom.

Then Kotaku linked this, a mostly-fluff but still fun piece on how RPG/MMORPG quests parallel classical oral epics. *hugs* the internet. I miss being able to be a recreational classicist. (It was my minor in college; those classes kicked my ass up one side and down the other and I loved them to pieces.)

And for the PW folks reading this, I really ought to write up how closely the games follow several patterns in classical tragedy. Video games *are* a literary form, and thankfully some bits of academia have started to see that.


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