on Mar 19, 2007
Jaquandor has broken down and got himself some dang videogames. I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me happy. Sure, my hobby makes me miserable, but I love when others join the ranks. I guess from this one can conclude I just don’t like people.
Actually, this is interesting because he’s picked up quite a variety of games. Not just genre diversity, but a large diversity of quality. I am hoping he posts about his experiences with the games after he’s tried them. How will these beloved / loathed games look to a “newcomer”. Will he find gold where I found only tedium? Will he shun a game that I loved because he didn’t go through the preceding five or six games that “teach” you how these sorts of games work? The views of someone outside of the “hardcore gamer” crowd should bring some interesting perspective.
Plus, people always enjoy it when others take up their hobby. I was warmly welcomed by anime fans when I started writing about the subject. I don’t know why we’re wired this way, but we are. Somehow I enjoy my ham sandwich more knowing that you love ham sandwiches too.
Oh yeah. To Mrs. Jaquandor: Sorry about ruining your husband and your marriage and everything.
LATER: I must add, there is something humorously over-the-top about his approach to this that I find admirable. He didn’t just run out and get one game. No, he went in and got a big ‘ol pile.
It’s like a monk who decides to try alcohol for the first time, so he strides into the liquor store and gets a bottle of wine, some whiskey, a vodka, something printed in spanish which may or may not be be tequila, the makings for Jello-shots, and a case of beer. I mean, why screw around, right?
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