ranger magnum wrote:
No, I'm not trying to garner pity, though my comment was admittedly very passive-aggresive. What I'm trying to say is that I am not a sparkle pony Birgin that lives in luxury and is gaming the system so I can party for a week in the desert. I want to do this right, and I want to stand up for all Birgins who are doing the same as me. I am going to ask any and all questions I have so that I can arrive on the playa and (hopefully) be mistaken for a veteran because I'm so well prepared. That's what my comment was getting at. Consider the passive-agressiveness as residual hurt from being a temporary punching bag of sorts.
Coupla things here....
A) Why do you give two shits about what anyone thinks of you? Show up, be yourself, and have the time of your life.
B) As for eplaya, if you are even remotely hurt or offended by whats said here, I have some doubts you are ready for the "real" playa. Are you ready for someone to yell obscenities at you through a bullhorn? If so, whats the difference between that and a few snarky remarks to your posts?
C) If you have never been to the playa, what makes you think you are going to be well prepared? The playa can and will chew you up and spit you out, and to claim that you will be mistaken for a veteran is not only naive, but potentially dangerous. Treat the playa with respect and reverence.
Okay, because I am a nursely and caring person who wants to be helpful, I will expand on Ranger Magnum's post here.
i_p, aside from your unfortunate choice of username, what makes you a magnet for mockery here are your desperate bids for attention. Stop thinking about yourself for a second and listen up:
BRC is an attentional economy. The big "winners" are the ones that capture the most attention. Competition is constant and high-energy 24/7. Nobody, in that environment, NOBODY is going to pay much attention to you, even if you strip naked, paint yourself blue, and scream epithets at everybody. Really.
If lack of attention is going to be a problem for you, or drive you to generate interpersonal drama to fill the lack, STAY THE FUCK HOME.
So, to reinforce Ranger Magnum's important points above:
A) Do not care what we think. We do not care what you think. Thinking < Talking < Doing.
B) If you don't want negative attention, stop dramatizing yourself.
C) You seem way too concerned with your image. Stop obsessing about this and focus on the real challenges you will face. The playa does not care, and can kill you; worse, your carelessness can harm others. Grow up or stay home.