All About fantasyfacade
Well I completely didn't realise this; you know what they say, time flies.
Back in 2006 I was in my last year of uni and I joined Gamespot while I was doing my final exams as an outlet for all my stress. I met loads of people here and since I didn't have a job I spent a lot... and I mean a lot, of time on this site. Forums, blogging, unions etc, I did everything and was very much a part of the community. The same year I eventually got a job and tada... found a guy who was head over heals in love with me. I have to say 2006 was a very good year.
Many things have happened to me in those seven years I've been here. I've graduate from university, became an aunt two more times, got a nice boyfriend who I love and who also is my best friend, got a stable job which I've been in for 5 1/2 years, moved out from my Mom's house, got a house of my own and oh I got engaged to said boyfriend.
In ten months time I'll be a married woman, and more than likely I'll still be here talking to you all.
My activity may not be the same, but there is something about gamespot that just keeps making me want to come back.
With all the rush and excitement of new games near every week its hard to stick to one game for too long. Especially when they fail to excite you within the first hour or two. Recently I've taken to only buying games I really want (kind of for finacle reasons too). I refuse to listen to the hype any longer, looking at any gameplay footage is a no. With the exception of the launch trailer for a sense of excitement as usually the launch trailer is wrapped up in so much mystery it leaves you wondering. I really like everything to remain a mystery, like opening presents waiting to see what it is. Of course sometimes its a huge dissapointment, seriously huge but if you don't have any idea what is in the box or have any expectations you get this sense of excitement the first time you play it. I've ruined far too many games for myself in the past by over watching gameplay trailers or reading too much into the story.
At the same time my level of expectations has lowered; maybe because I'm getting older, or maybe because I learned it isn't worth the hassle... who knows. So I've taken to giving games I did buy, but did not nessarily enjoy a second chance. Namely one game called Fallout: New Vegas. Orginally I wasn't able to get into this game, my mind just seemed to wander everytime I tried to play it, but my finace and I have decided to give it a second go and surprisingly enough I find myself enjoying it this time around. This has made me think about the other games in my library that I didn't complete as I got bored or just didn't have the attention span for it and there is quite a few. Even video games deserve a second chance.
I believe people's expectations have become too high these days, especially with a new generation here. Maybe we should ask ourselves whether getting hyped up over something... over anything, is worth it and should we allow ourselfs to be dictated by this hype. Should we really care what other people think, because at the end of the day all we want to do is sit back play a video game and escape into a world other than our own, even if just for a few minutes.
While I wouldn't consider it my favourite game or anything like that, for some very strange reason I can't stop playing it. I'm on my third playthrough and I just can't seem to get bored. I love exploring every little detail of it. Pretty much I'm enchanted by this world that just failed to fall.
Oh and I completely love Elizabeth and I'm a friggin girl, whose getting married to her most wonderful boyfriend next year. But I don't love her in the type of way I love my boyfriend. I just want to protect her from all the bad things that have happened to her and help her escape her prison and I seem to always get angry when bad things happen to her. For some reason I have developed this overly protective feeling for her, like I'm her mother or something.
Damn if I'm like this over a video game character god help the poor fool that does anything bad to my future children.
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This is me attempting the song Lazy Eye for the first time. Unfortunately that day me and the peddle had a difference of opinion. A friend did the counter in the left hand corner for me. I know I can do better though... Stupid peddle!
Extended version of the orginal shown by Dengeki, released on a special DVD released in Japan.
The extended version of the orginal trailer shown by Dengeki.
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