Prayers and Dreams

Our Mother, who art in Tourian,
Hallowed be thy brain.
Thy pirates come, thy will be done,
On Earth as it is in Zebes.
Give us this game, the rumored Dread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we bomb-jump into the secret passages
And lead us not into Ridley’s lair
Until we are fully equipped.
Amen.

Note: This entry, like all posts before May 2012, were originally written in my personal Live Journal account.

If you’ve never played Metroid, this likely makes no sense to you. Tourian, Mother Brain, Ridley, etc are from the game. Dread refers to a rumored Metroid game for the Nintendo DS.

Having to explain ruins it. Having to explain means I need a new audience.

I want to write about video games, and this is not the place to do it. When I see long in-depth posts about role-playing sessions, World of WarCraft, or Camarilla drama, I quickly skim or press the Page Down key. I don’t give a fuck. I want to know how my friends are doing and what they’re up to, but I don’t need to know every nuance of every interaction between a bunch of imaginary characters. Not being mean, just stating a fact.

That’s not to say people shouldn’t write that stuff. People are free to write what pleases them. My point is that I know people react the same way when reading a lot of stuff in my journal. They don’t give a fuck. Nobody cares about my descriptions of bizarre Japanese imports or my thoughts on the divergence of games and interactive fiction, so I never wrote them down. I have things I want to say, just nothing my LJ friends would want to read. Thus the lack of recent updates.

I need a new outlet, but I don’t know where. The lack of permanence and overwhelming number of semi-illiterate responses makes forum discussion pointless. A full-fledged website would be too much work. I could start another blog, but where can I get interested readers without using the ad-driven blogs on gaming sites? I can’t think of a good way to direct my rambling to an interested audience.

UPDATE: May 4th, 2012:

Looks like it took me a day shy of 4 years and 3 months to finally start a gaming blog. I still love that poem. Hope you enjoyed it.

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