But I now live in a wormhole system. That means that I find myself flying in different regions every single day. If it isn't our low-sec static leading me there, it is any number of other connections doing it. Though I can't quote you the odds, I'd say a wormholer's chance of running into someone specific tends to trend higher than your average stay-at-home capsuleer.
So it was a couple days ago that I found myself with some extra time and decided to scan down for the corporation all the new signatures in the wormhole. Unlike the other's in HBHI, I actually enjoy scanning. I suppose it's the reiterative process of the whole thing. That appeals to my CDO oriented grey matter. What's CDO you ask? It's like OCD but the letters are alphabetical - AS THEY SHOULD BE.
So anyway, I scanned down our static and went through to find where it exited. It was a lovely hole, only one gate to high-sec and seven jumps from Dodixie. But that's not the first thing that caught my attention. As I switched to local, something I don't use a lot of these days, there was an eye catching red skull in the list - and it was someone I instantly recognized so I said hi.
Evoganda, one of the finest blogs out there. He is also a Tusker and a pirate of no small skill.
21:53:15 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : LisbaetanneAnd that's when it struck me. I am such an IDIOT. I just told a highly skilled pirate, who has lots of highly skilled pirate friends, that I was in the system doing something I didn't want to discuss. Now, if he reads my blog at all, he has to know I've moved to a wormhole. If he had the time and inclination he could easily deduce what I was doing in Lisbaetanne in a Helios. Did I mention I was in a Helios? I just potentially made our excellent static connection a pirate's dream come true. I fully expected the find the K162 camped next time I came through doing that thing I couldn't talk about.
[ 2012.11.30 21:53:33 ] Mabrick > Hi ya Rixx!
[ 2012.11.30 21:53:42 ] Rixx Javix > ello
[ 2012.11.30 21:53:59 ] Mabrick > Fancy meeting you here!
[ 2012.11.30 21:54:21 ] Rixx Javix > yeah i can get around
[ 2012.11.30 21:55:24 ] Mabrick > Ditto. Nice to see you though. *grin*
[ 2012.11.30 21:56:03 ] Rixx Javix > what r you doing here?
[ 2012.11.30 21:56:45 ] Rixx Javix > unless you cant say ofc
[ 2012.11.30 21:58:05 ] Mabrick > Can't really say. *wry smile* Can say I didn't expect to see you in local. New Eden is such a small place at times.
[ 2012.11.30 21:58:19 ] Rixx Javix > it can be
[ 2012.11.30 21:58:28 ] Rixx Javix > no worries im moving on shortly
[ 2012.11.30 21:58:36 ] Rixx Javix > in less than one minute lol
[ 2012.11.30 21:58:48 ] Mabrick > I'm sure you can read about it later too. Good luck!
[ 2012.11.30 21:59:04 ] Rixx Javix > yeah u2
[ 2012.11.30 21:59:08 ] Mabrick > thx