A really good friend of mine posted a Teespring link to my Facebook wall several weeks ago. This happens a lot since a number of my friends get new nerdy t-shirt design updates from various websites like Teespring, Teefury, etc. (I’ve learned that it’s bad for my budget and my limited dresser space to follow these websites myself.) I would say that about 98% of the time, I’ll click on my friend’s link, chuckle, briefly consider a purchase, and then remind myself that student loan payments and my goal of moving to the mainland take priority. However, once in a great while, a shirt is just SO GOOD that I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE IT. This was one of those times.
I am a very passionate person. If I love something, my ardor is unmatched. If I hate something, oh man… So it stands to reason that I can have a temper. I’ve learned how to control that temper, but if you’re close to me, you’ve seen it and you KNOW that this shirt is accurate. 😉 It’s probably why I love destroying and killing so much in video games. It’s like an outlet for my anger and frustrations. In real life, I’m actually VERY non-violent. The thought of laying a finger on an ACTUAL person is repulsive and sickening to me. (For years, this carried over into my gaming, as well, making certain types of games very difficult, but that’s a story for another day.)
The friend who linked this shirt came over to hang out last night. I hadn’t seen him in person in MONTHS. It was great. 🙂 He brought spicy ahi and tako poke, I cooked dinner, and we drank a nice Syrah while talking about games, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, Star Trek, comics, and other nerd things. I have very few friends in real life that are as passionate about these things as I am, so when I get the opportunity to hang out and talk nerd, it really is the BEST. TIME. EVER. (This is the reason why I signed up for Twitch: to have more opportunities to chat with other people about these awesome hobbies!)
Since he didn’t have to work today, he stayed pretty late, so I didn’t get to play any games last night. I played with my Vita for maybe a half hour while lying in bed before sleep, but that’s it. I hope we get to hang out more often.
Today in Game News:
DOOM has a release date: May 13, 2016. Friday, the 13th.
And it has a Collector’s Edition. I don’t play first person shooter games because they make me nauseous. If I manage to find one that doesn’t make me sick, I really like playing them, though. But because I have very little experience playing them, I REALLY REALLY SUCK. I’m pretty sure it’s painful to watch, honestly. I want this game. Even if it makes me motion sick, if I move my body around while I play, I can alleviate it for the most part. I have to take frequent breaks, though. (That’s what I have to do when I play Fallout 4.)
One of my favorite games of all time is Escape from Monster Manor on the 3DO. (An EA game back when EA was still just a game development studio and not a corporate giant.) Like other FPS games during that time, character movement wasn’t as complex, so it was easy for me to adjust my body movement to allow for playing for long periods of time. The original DOOM was similar, although there was more head bob. But anyway, after watching this trailer, I really want to play this game.
(Man, it’s another slow news day for me…)
Tonight on Twitch:
Today is one of my viewer’s birthdays! 🙂 So I will be drinking wine and doing normal FFXIV things. Maybe I’ll work on my alt on their server after roulette, etc. I could use a change of pace. Of course, I also want to work on The Talos Principle. I miss actually BEATING games. If I didn’t love FFXIV so much, I’d quit playing MMO’s so that I could focus on all the other stuff I have, but that’s just NOT going to happen…
I’m hoping to start streaming at 9:30 PM Pacific Time. Come hang out!