The appeal of fantasy


When I am not studying serious literature or reflecting on the state of the world I do rather like to play this game of World of Warcraft.

It has been maybe two years since I played the game but something made me long for it the other day.

It is I think the deep imaginative appeal of the fantasy genre – to be a night elf and to wander in moonlit forests and encounter a pre-industrial world under siege by the forces of demonic modernism.

I think I have passed my days of compulsive playing – when I would do without sleep and undercut my devotion to writing and the study of literature and history to play this game that includes all other games.

Maybe, just maybe I will lift the personal ban, and allow myself to have some play time with the Allusions of Azeroth.

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