I never really got into it myself, although I know a LOT of people who did. It has its own language, lots of fun creatures to learn about and understand, beautiful art about fantastical things, and a well-ordered fictional universe that allows human players genuine story telling, roleplaying creativity. That’s my take but honestly? I don’t know for sure.

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i found embodied cognition works well for my mindset. this laptop or phone is an actual extension of ‘me’ and the ‘other minds’ i’m interacting with become part of my own during the interaction and possibly mine with theirs. sadly our languages are poor at talking about this kind of active relating – but from a systemic POV (like seeing an engine’s operation at once but also the parts and also what it’s for) it’s like a rush or another sense. global brain is what we’re a part of and i love it.

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SOMEWHERE I have a bounce metronome video set to my favorite, but what I found instead is an experiment: I did it 3.5 yrs ago in 2015. I’d figured out through a bit of testing that my natural tempo is 270 bpm (I think it was 810 in triples? Don’t remember). But I wondered if that was also reflected in my natural speaking tempo? I don’t like speaking at length; I’m a typist. But I braved a 12 minute ramble then tested different speeds of background music to see if anything matched up to my speaking tempo. The beats had to correspond to my pauses, sort of a spoken word rap without knowing the tempo ahead of time or even what I was going to talk about. Content didn’t matter, just the tempo. So, it worked. 270 bpm worked, 135 bpm worked. 67.5 worked but the one I went with 90bpm – 270/3=90 bpm. Very satisfying to have this info now but I don’t know what to do with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQvcpAG682E

SOMEWHERE I have a
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