Ade (agentfroot) wrote,

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As many of you know, I tend to get very fixated on things that interest me. I frequently develop obsessions and "addictions," and they only fade away when I get distracted with new interests. I also get really, really annoyed when someone interrupts me when I'm focused on something. I threw temper tantrums as a young sprout when it was time to leave the library, for instance. These days, I mostly just spend hours on end in front of the computer, playing whichever games I'm currently addicted to and checking my email every 3 seconds.

I'm a gamer, yes. I have other friends who are gamers, some as severely addicted (or worse) than me. And they ALWAYS try to convert me to whatever games they play. I sometimes try to resist at first, for I know how badly I get addicted, and I cling to a glimmer of hope that one day I will be able to break away from the computer long enough to, say, eat dinner and clean up after myself. But I usually cave in eventually. And if the game interests me, it quickly turns into an addiction. It's always been this way for me. It's like every few months or so, I jump to a new game that steals my undivided attention and won't let go.

I'm not allowed to listen to my gamer friends any more. Please stop introducing me to new games. I have enough addictions as it is. Almost a week ago, Andy got me hooked on Subeta (it's kind of like the bastard child of Neopets and Gaia, with a more gothy, slightly less kid-friendly tone). And then a couple days later, Colin let me borrow a whole crapload of computer games. (I played a little of one so far, but I'm not touching them until this weekend, when I actually have time, and when I can clear up some space on my poor overloaded computer.) Do my friends not want me to ever leave my house again? Are we all destined to remain pasty-white zombies married to our computers and other gaming consoles, who will one day starve to death in the glow of our addictions and be eaten by our cats? Seriously. It's an addiction. Video games own our minds.

Yes, I am insane. Thank you for noticing. Also, I need to take the garbage out, and I think the kittens would appreciate it if I tore myself away from the computer long enough to clean the litterbox. I should probably just turn the damned magic glowy fun-box off and go to bed at a reasonable hour...

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