The Long Game

Hey fam,

We had The Side View Launch Party today! It was lots of fun. Here is the video of the session. You can check out my contribution to TSV here: Memetic Mediation: The Hard Problem of the Culture War.

Tomorrow’s session:

  • Trauma, Truth, and Technology w/ Joshua Fields. May 21st @ 2:30 PM ET. 60 mins. RSVP here.

  • Relational Exegesis w/ Freyja. May 21st @ 4:00 PM ET. 60-90 mins. RSVP here.

  • Shame Breakthrough Bootcamp w/ A.J. Bond. Every Thursday @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

  • Ta Eis Heauton w/ Clyde Rathbone. May 21st @ 8:00 PM ET. 60 mins. RSVP here.

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May 20, 2020

Are you playing or being played? 

Are you a dead player or a live player? 

What game are you currently playing in your ecology of games?

Is it a finite game or an infinite one? 

Questions, questions, and more questions for us metagamers to ponder. Questions are great, but I do not care about questions right now. I am playing the long game at the moment, and I am playing it with you. I am listening to Taylor Swift as well. Yep. I like listening to super cool obscure indie bands that nobody has ever heard of, but I do have a soft spot, and a hard spot, for bubbly manufactured pop songs too. Plus, Miss Swift is obviously one of those chicks a Stoic would want to rescue from the cult state.

Is it cool that I said all that?

Is it chill that you're in my head?

'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate)

Is it cool that I said all that?

Is it too soon to do this yet?

'Cause I know that it's delicate

Long games are delicate. Very delicate. One wrong move, then you fuck it up. What is a game if it does not contain danger though? That was a rhetorical question, but it does have an answer: a game that a Stoic would never want to play.

Read the full entry here.

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