The CSM elections have been called an ego trip for a bunch of self important players of the game of Eve.
Yes and no. No, I didn’t run to stroke my own ego, if I had I would have quit by now, having lost 4 times running. I wouldn’t run again because having run and won, for once the smartest thing to do would be go out on a high note, not to another loss.
But I won’t lie to you. It does boost my ego when people have nice things to say about me. Isn’t the same true for you? Election time causes a lot of talk about the candidates and who they are, how they have done or what they will do. And I read that. and I think. is that me they are talking about?
When I was younger I used to play floor hockey (no ice) as a defence. I don’t think I ever got a goal and I hung my head in shame every time they scored a goal against us because they had gotten past me. I know what being on a team means.
CSM8 was a great team. Hell I accidentally made it onto an all-star squad. It isn’t what I did it was what WE did and oh we did a lot. Some of it was beneath the surface but we worked often and hard. I didn’t score many goals and I hung my head in shame when we were slow on minutes or missed a chance to make things better. But then we picked up our sticks and we kept playing.
This was supposed to be the part where I list all the endorsements I have received.
decided against that
If you want, you can find them. But I AM proud of a couple of special things.
First and foremost. How many of the incumbents are heavily endorsed. As a team we excelled and you all recognized that.
Secondly, how many diverse groups even mention me. I mean seriously? On the goon ballot?
but most of all . . . that a lot of people take me for what I am, what I would like to be . . . a nice guy to talk to.
Not a lofty goal and not one I set out to achieve but I cannot think of anything better I would like to be known as, in this game.
So win or lose, end of this month. I will keep writing, keep answering mails, keep playing.
That’s it, no lesson, no asking for anything,
fly it like you won it
If you go to fanfest this year, find me. Say hi. They will probably make me wear a tag or something.