What a long, strange trip it’s been. Last year at this time, I was happily riding through Rohan alongside my wife, discovering the joys of dispatching Bugud and the grind of Hytbolt. It’s strange to remember that my only real “outward” voice was my Twitter account. This blog did exist, but was used exclusively to showcase Braxwolf’s backstory to the six people who were interested in reading it. The “posts” page was only created recently. I was happy to use my precious free time playing the game, listening to podcasts on my drive to work, and goofing off with my kinmates and Twitter friends. A consumer, for all practical purposes.