Conquering the World (Virtually)

So, when I first started this blog, I told myself it wasn’t just going to be an avenue for announcing releases, and I never really wanted it to be.  At least, I wanted to talk about my writing, but haven’t been doing much of that either.  I’ll probably ramble about my writing again at some point (but it really does feel like random rambling, because it’s not like people ask me questions… which by the way people are very much encouraged to do) but for today’s post, I’m granting people a rare glimpse into me as a person.

In true dork fashion, I have started to play Ingress, which is an Augmented Reality game put out by Niantic.  So far, it’s been pretty fun, and it’s actually gotten me out of the house, which I suppose is a plus as well.  The basic premise is that the world has been invaded by Exotic Matter, and various factions have popped up around controlling exotic matter (or XM).  Naturally, it looks like XM might be an avenue for these beings called shapers to invade the planet, and it also seems like XM might be able to control people’s minds.

There are two factions, the Enlightened, who believe that the shapers are here to help humanity, and seek to spread their control so that humanity can reach the next level, and the Resistance, who believe that the shapers are just coming to conquer us and are fighting to stop that from happening.

Who wants to take a guess if I ended up on the pro or anti mind control side?

Till next time folks.  As a writing update, just finished the first draft of the second part of Remote control, and will probably try and finish up Party Tricks 2 over the weekend.  After that, no clue what’s next, but at least I’m back in the swing of things, now that things have calmed down.

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