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There was one time, in a swamp, where I struggled to bring myself to hit the “delete world” button. Back home, where I come from, the land has been drained for a century, but the soil remembers when it stood under water. A piece of crown land attached to my family’s property hosts one of the most notable seasonal swamps in the district. I suppose not many people get nostalgic for the scent of drying clay, the whine of mosquitoes and the sticky black mud and pollen that follows you home. But I do. There was one little shack I built in the spreading arms of a great mangrove, torchlight wavering in the corners. In the evening, in the rain, I could squint a little and pretend to be somewhere so much more beloved than my overpriced, roach-infested inner city rental.

The godlike are the children of humanoids (most often humans) who have been “blessed” (or cursed, depending on personal or social view) with the physical manifestation of a divine spark granted by the gods. Godlike manifest their divine heritage in a variety of ways: wings, horns, strange birthmarks, talons, odd eyes - but they always manifest it somehow.

Godlike concept, Polina, Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment on Kickstarter

30 Days of Games, Day 04: Your Guilty Pleasure Game

Another tough one. I don’t really… I’m just over that cultural cringe. Gamers are a really diverse group - gamers aren’t even a group; everyone games - and different people like different things. Who are you trying to impress by ruling out one type of game or another? Some clique on the Internet? It amazes me that grown adults care what other people think on matters of taste. Unless you have some genuine, moral justification (and not just an enormous chip on your shoulder), you really have no reason to think any kind of game is less deserving of attention than another. People are dumb. Learn about subjectivity: “I don’t like X” is not “X is bad”. Oh god, whatever.

I am just kind of guilty about how many hours I spend gaming (and reading, watching movies, staring into space, walking, eating, etc) when I should be doing my paperwork, housework, grocery shopping, and other less fun activities required to ensure my day to day existence. Procrastination forever!