I realized tonight at a short gaming session in
It is not unconnected with my reduced involvement in SWIL over the last year, although that is partially explainable by my workload, I could have made more of an effort to be involved. It could even explain my lackluster co-presidency. At least we’re setting a good bad example for others :o).
On out-of-placeness in general, it has struck me more this semester than before. Dan and
The same happened last Thursday night when I went to see a friend’s opening at the Kitao Art Gallery. I enjoyed the art, was amused by the language used to describe art, but I just didn’t belong there. Had the space that is now the Kitao been assigned to the SCCS, that would have been a different story of course. In the end, Dan and Matt and I stood in a corner talking about programming languages.
It basically comes down to being comfortable. The constant talk of slash, and sex-related conversation in general, even if it’s in jest, is just too much for me. It’s not right for me to ask everyone else to change, so I’m afraid I’ll have to largely fade away from SWIL the social group, and stick to the interesting-to-me activities of SWIL the campus group. There will still be plenty of gaming, I hope. :o) I’ll also still be active on the SWIL mailing lists, and write for SWAPA.
I hope that this doesn’t sound too depressing, because for one thing, I’m not depressed or even particularly upset about it. I’m just making an observation of my social situation, and to some extent explaining why I’ve been more and more absent from SWIL events of late.