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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 March 2008 06:18AM

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Comment author: Leonardo_Boiko 13 June 2008 12:48:41PM 1 point [-]

@Rolson: > Immersing themselves into the fantasies of celebrities or WoW, ignoring the dull real.

I find escapism only works for so long until you realize it’s also made of merely real *things*. Games are objects: sprites and models and integers and strings. Once your suspension of disbelief is broken, it cannot be remade, and then your fantasies end up in the catalogue as well.