It’s interesting how I’ve moved around the scene of PlasmaFire.org over the years. Blogging in general, too. For one thing, I’ve never turned serious about weblog writing at all; between my very first Xanga post and my final RELAy.PlasmaFire.org writeup, one could possibly tell the inconsistencies that abound. Respectively, I still can’t get myself away from using netspeak and l33tspeak (LOL, JK kthxbai… :/), nor can I ever complete a simple writeup of an anime convention experience. The only exception would probably be the Tesla Coil Graduation Project, but that was never summarized in full detail during the aftermath: I never wrote up what happened after the device was completed and presented to my Physics II class.
The PlasmaFire.org domain is quite a journey in itself. Back in 2005, I thought about creating a website dedicated to figuring out how science was used in the production and play of video games. It came to be “PlasmaFire.org – Video Game Science HQs.” Rather a low-key name, but what really killed it, along with the forums (COMm.PlasmaFire.org), was my lack of time to write worthwhile articles. Yes, the founder became unfounded in his premise. The community died a quiet death due to a conversion from phpbb to SMF forums, and more importantly, a switch from the Mambo CMS, to Xaraya, and finally to Drupal. Ah well, it’s lamenting something that someone else could easily take up and expand upon by someone else–or some other community (take Stephen Loftus, who wrote several pages about Halo‘s science and story for Halo.Bungie.org, or the Halo Science 101 article on Gamasultra.com). If anything ever comes to mind once again, I’ll write it…assuming there’s time apart from college.
So as of today, welcome to the new, and possibly final destination, of PlasmaFire.org; it is now mostly a slice of Kevin’s life again. Enjoy!