My life is now measured in 5 minute units.
Nights are cold, days burn with the heat of a thousand suns.
The Dutch have blessed my people with a treaty of peace, allowing us and our Slovak sisters to survive the Great Dutch Steam Roll of the Northern Quadrant. I am proud of our great countrymen for defending our glorious flag (except for PeterCZ who kept fucking up the anti-aliasing pixels, ty hajzle!).
I found a snug little corner next to the magnificent Bold and Brash to set up camp. I've had scuffles with the Green Lattice clan over the space. Want the 1/1000th of your space back, Green Lattice clan?
I long for the days of yesterday, when I could drink my tea in peace without the constant threat of fighting for my own survival.
What's that? Praise the sun! The battle has officially ended!
Half of my red poppy flower remains.
It may be for the better that it's over, for this battle would have plagued my productivity for days.
I look forward to seeing my family again.
I come back a changed woman.
Those that don't know, two days ago Reddit started a social experiment where the internet was given access to a huge canvas and each user was given the ability to lay down a single pixel every 5 minutes.
Seeing how modern technology influences the way we create, communicate, and behave is something that utterly fascinates me and also how these social experiments create entire cultures surrounding them. The Button two years back (brief explanation here) was enough to start wars over a silly button attached to a timer.
This year's experiment is similar in it's social sense but even more complex than a simple button. People worked together to work against others, there was chastising, there were heartwarming acts of kindness, there were artistically subtle boobs and butts. It's perfect.
The experiment is basically social politics represented by a slow multiplayer version of MS Paint.
It interests me so much that I've got some theory lined up on it including the types of people that are involved (creators, protectors, destroyers, vandalizers), how the internet will get together and overcome anything to fulfill a meme, how time zones affect particular areas of canvas based on geographic locations (basically all the flags), how particular factions work, modes of proposals and treaties, etc.
I'm not kidding when I say this stuff fascinates me. If it didn't end just now, I would probably be talking about this for the next month.
Did you participate at all, cheer anyone on, or maybe just marvel at the beauty?