An ode to our fake reptilian friend:
In the ever-expanding world of the internet, there are a handful of extraordinary explorers. Call them modern day Magellans of the vast ocean of circuits. They delve into the depths of the virtual deep, investigating the wires and currents like a coral reef, leaving no asterisk unturned. They are the ageless sea tortoises of the World Wide Web, nobly surveying the landscape until they find a item worthy of their interest.
Yesterday, our humble blog, Mariner Magic: Refusing To Lose, had the honor of hosting one such explorer. I'm sure you've heard her legend, but you may not have had the pleasure of seeing her cyberlikeness in an environment as intimate as a weblog. She is Fauxturtle. And her presence is among us.
Much like the life version of her chosen cyber name, Fauxturtle was poking her head around the blogosphere, when her head slipped out of her shell into the light.
As a waterbound creature, she has a natural affinity for those of the marine world. It's only appropriate her favorite baseball team is the Seattle Mariners. When she clicked "Next Blog" that fateful time, she found what she may not have even known she was looking for - a place of comfort and unparalleled optimism; a place where she could rest her tired ears, weary of the whiney wailings of baseball fans in the Bay Area, pleading for the sweet sound of baseball banter from the Northwest.
From her kind words, it's obvious to me she happened upon her heart's desire. Her technically astute prose is a testament to both the wisdom she has gained from her years of exploration, and her undying love for the Mariners. Her brilliant use of the words "mojo" and "beloved" show a clear understanding of what's important in Mariner fandom. Her employment of the compound adjective "sub-par" in description of the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants demonstrates an adequate knowledge of baseball on a national scale.
When it comes down to it, Fauxturtle lives up to the billing. By gracing us with her presence yesterday, it's evident Her Turtleness is a genuine Mariner fan and a truly terrific human being (or seaborn reptile). I only hope we at Refusing To Lose can live up to her lofty review of our blog.