I definitely think WoW has taken on a softer approach, a new line of users who require softer, more life-like in game stuff... (unlike the in-game companions I carry - a skull made of smoke, a skeleton baby dragon with blue fire, a spider etc etc). :-D
Never the less, this one was kind of cute anyway. :-)
I just watched a terrific documentary about a very passionate man.
And I'm really happy I watched it too because I feel a little lifted by the experience. It doesn't happen often. :-) Wikipedia link. Imdb link. Zeitgeist film link.
I travel because I can. I am unbelievably fortunate to have that ability. To have the means and resources to go places. I am also happy to have the curiosity and the nerve to go. I sometimes (often?) have a need to travel, to get out of my context and restore my perspective to normal proportions.
A stunningly beautiful subway station, closed to the public, can still be accessed (or rather viewed) by staying on number 6 train past its end station Brooklyn Bridge. The train makes a "loop" and passes through the closed down station on its way back to make the return journey as 6-train heading for Pelham Bay Park (?).