Wolf’s Wicked Words: Escaping Reality
In a world filled to its bursting seams with dark situations and uncomfortable scenarios, you are bound to reach the pinnacle of being just over ALL of it.
Every floating ball of fluffy water has its own bronze stripe or something along those lines.
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I’ve always been one to look at objects and situations in life and try my very best to find something good underneath all the putrid and steamy loads of diseased coyotes. It’s is not something that is always easy or even remotely visible, but I do try.
I’ve spoken in the past about games being used in a “medicinal” sense and boy, have I lived by those words lately.
You see, we all go through less desired times and whether we like it or resent the very emotions consisting out of non-diluted sadness, we must persist and go forth with life.
Every person walking this Earth has their own ways of dealing with their issues and whatnot. So, what does a gamer turn to, besides the nineteen kilograms of tobacco and morphine coupled together with horse-tranquilizers to create a numbing sensation of sleepy-sleep?
Well, games, of course!
I shall not turn this into a moan and groan fest, but let me say that between issues, regular everyday life and work; gaming has been the epitome of my survival.
I stole a second hand copy of Batman Arkham Asylum recently and when my sleepy-sleep time struggle to commence, I turn on the trusty old Xbox 360 and away I glide. What is better than multiple knuckle-sandwiches to the begging faces of gruff and tough-looking criminals? I do, however, struggle to see the sensible connection between a guy in tights beating a crowd of criminals in their various groins and a good night’s sleep? Actually, I now see the connection. You are not the one being punched in the loins and prefer the pain of other pixelated men, you sadist.
As always, it is myself, books and games trying to escape the land of the living in between all the work.
A question I’ve been asking myself more and more when not only looking at myself, but to other people around me as well, is why do we so crave to forget about current circumstances?
Most forms of media can help us with that. A momentary distraction. A means of escape.
It has always been a pleasure to embrace a fictitious world and be a part of the journey the characters go through. Although recently I’ve sincerely noticed that it is much more than that; we want to escape a world filled with bills, troublesome situations and people testing the extent of our nerves.
I persist on using the word: “we”, but this is only due to a handful of scenario’s I’m familiar with. Am I making a mistake to vocalise this issue by letting it sound like an issue for a majority of people and gamers at the same time? I’m going with a gut-feeling here. Perhaps I should not always listen to this gut-feeling as it has told me repeatedly in the past to marinade the non-existent steaks with ground-up toilet seats.
I would really like to leave you all today with the following thought: Find an escape if one is needed. Seeing as how this is a gaming website, I will most certainly encourage you to find that escape in gaming alongside your other escape methods. (If you require any assistance, message Tim Robbins.)
Remember to keep a balance. Play the crap out of your games. Plant an array of daffodils and water the crap out of them.