There's been some speculation surrounding this topic. There's people saying I've left the scene, or that I've become so m3g41337 that I don't even consider going to bcn anymore. There's also more sayings about my health and the possibility of me having mini-soles or mini-traces (and thus not being able to catch a plane) but none of them are true! The real truth is that...
- After bcn101 I felt extremely unmotivated to attend bcn anymore.
- I had taken eight planes during the summer and I was quite tired. If it had been business class with a taxi waiting for me at either side of the travel I wouldn't have minded it at all but it wasn't exactly like that - I began to develop an automatic need for smashing crying children heads as soon as I heard a sob, so I'd better avoid the temptation.
- Although (1) was not a real reason after the bcnparty organisation was changed, there was another problem - the party began to look nice when it was a bit late for buying cheap plane tickets
- Trace, which is now freelance, bought his tickets for going thursday and coming back on tuesday. While I appreciate the extreme pleasure of taking some days for a break in the sun, as they refer here to fly to Spain, I just changed to a new job and I prefer to save my little holidays for something a bit less stressing than a party. And yes, I prefer not to travel alone, and no, I wasn't going to fly on Saturday for going back on Sunday.
- I had also been commuting for around 2.30 hours daily during august so I didn't had much free time for anything else apart from sleeping when I was not working - that didn't help to the I-feel-tired sensation.
- Because I've been busy I didn't have nothing to release. My only possible production was escena.org v2 and even that took me 3 months to get a semiworking status.
- And finally I went to Sundown the week-end before Bcnparty. Even if I have went to two consecutive demoparties in the past, I think it's way too much for my accommodated and lazy life style so I decided that it was not for me and maybe next year.
So don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against bcnparty. In fact I missed so much the fact of going; there are way too many nice memories of nice moments there to be against bcnparty. I spent the whole weekend doing an intensive code marathon for having escena.org ready for bcnparty, as trace details in his
blog blog... kind of... work log, while at the same time was trying to get news of the party in #demoscene. And I'm very pleased that there's new people there, both as organisers and attendants. I'm also pleased with the fact that it all went well and everybody is very excited about the future of the party and the spanish demoscene generally speaking.
And now I'm going to fix a couple more of things in escena.org if you don't mind ;)