“Games were not just a diversion, I realised. Games could make you feel. If great literature could would its power through nothing but black squiggles on a page, how much more could be done with movement, sound, and colour?
Sid Meier – Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games
Return Of The Headset
So this week has been a bit different. I’ve still had massive bouts of anxiety and my insomnia seems to be worse than ever, but Video Games have made a (hopefully long) return to my life. Along with this comeback came another happy return to my life – I started talking to my friends again!
I usually have Discord (a chat programme primarily used by gamers) on in the background while I sit at my keyboard watching YouTube, but this week while I was watching random crap I got a message from one of my oldest/best friends to “get the fuck in here”.
Instead of doing my usual routine of deciding whether or not to do it and spiralling into negative thoughts, I don’t know how, but I just clicked join and so began a great week. I’ve logged on every day since and enjoyed playing some games with my friends for the first time in months. It feels great to be able to just chat and play some games! I don’t think I’m going to be able to describe the relief at just sitting at my keyboard and building a make believe factory (we’re currently obsessed with Satisfactory at the moment, more on that at a later date I’m sure).
So yeh, nothing too long this week as I’m pretty sure my conveyor belts could be better arranged.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you all next time. Until then, remember to take care of yourselves. Peace.
If you’re a fan of Satisfactory then check this video out, it will entertain and infuriate you.