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July 7, 2009

Wanderings

Recorded in: Hawksong's Journal — Hawksong @ 8:58 pm Cavern Time

Well, this is my first post. I suppose I should say hi and introduce myself.
So to that end – you can call me Hawk, or Sonja; I’ll answer to either of those :)
I came to know and love the D’ni worlds kind of late in the game, as it were – my first experience being Myst III: Exile (and on the PS2 version no less). However, that hooked me and from then on I hunted out the two older games, and got hold of new titles as soon as I could.
I have very much enjoyed following the stories of Atrus and his family (and wondered why Cyan didn’t create a “pre-quel” of some kind other than a couple of novels). But I admit, Uru was something I quite fell in love with.
Exploring so many different parts of it was fantastic, and the exhilaration of all these new Ages and the Great Cavern was matched only by the intense frustration of not being able to get into *everything* the way I would have had I been there physically. For me exploration isn’t just about finding the clues and Great Zero points, but also about just plain seeing anything and everything. I read for hours, while my husband wondered what in the world was so interesting. I ate, breathed, slept Uru for weeks.
It still fascinates me. I’ve had dreams where I walked the cracked and broken streets, run my fingers over the smooth marble pillars of K’veer, wandered the paths of Kadesh Tolesa. When the possibility of Uru Live was dangled before me, I resolved to be a part of it no matter what.
Of course, real life interfered with many things. And that went for Cyan as well as my own life troubles. I find myself in the fortunate position of having a stable Internet connection and the ability to keep up with websites of many kinds. So, here I am!