I just found this interview, which I had forgotten I'd even done. It's now longer between when it went up and now than when E2 started and it went up. It is the year 2023 now.
My E2 username, Milen, is a name I haven't used online for decades, a handle on the ancient virtual world WorldsAway Dreamscape, which is only a couple of years younger than the World Wide Web itself. I still remember a handful of people from back then: Ivanova, Kethery, Aule, Gib, NoNoBadKitty, Spellbinder, Zippy, Indigo, Fawn, Ravenwhyte, Rosaleah, MarianneG, Brynne, MarvL (that rascal), and especially Gillian. I haven't been there in a long while, but I hear that an old member is still keeping it up, although he charges a lot to join.
I greatly miss Gillian these days. We used to talk on the phone fairly often. I don't think I have ever had a greater friend. I've tried finding them online since then, but with the demise of AIM my last means of contact (which I hadn't even used for many years) failed. I don't even know if she's still alive. If these words carry forward into the future, beyond the range of my life, I hope this memory of a past time touches them.
I'm not sure why Jet-Poop thought I was a good subject to interview. Even back then I was rarely on Everything2. But I was pleased to see the message still resting at the top of my catbox list.
In the time since then my @Play columns have been collected in the book Exploring Roguelike Games from CRC Press. I now have a gaming blog called Set Side B that I work very hard at putting new things on daily.
The used car I bought off a friend a few months ago has decided it won't shift up out of third gear and I'm very worried about that.
I am fifty years old now. I have never had a decent job in my life. I have little income, and no savings. I am desperately worried about both the present and the future. I have always been unsure how I was going to make my way through life, and if anything I'm even more unsure now.