My mind does a lot of processing on a subconscious level. In the background there’s a lot of mental shit going on that I am unaware of. It manifests itself in different ways – the sudden burst of creativity or the revelation of a long-standing problem’s solution.
It also, and this causes me no end of grief, keeps me informed of my components inventory.
Every time I’m possessed with the urge to play a game it results in a time-consuming hunt for the piece I’ve lost that would let me actually play. Last night I spent an hour and a half searching in vain for my GameCube power adaptor, and then a further half hour searching for enough parts to play a Saturn game. I had it all, handy and ready, except for the god-damned controller! I can’t count how many times this has happened to me, and the only conclusion I can draw is that my subconscious is trying to tell me, in the only way it can, that something’s missing and I should rectify the situation.
It must be true, ’cause I know I have all the parts here to play Robotron but I don’t have the urge. Instead I have the urge to play GameBoy Colour games when all I have is a DS and GBPocket. I also want to play Game & Watch Gallery 4, which is the only one of my GBA games I can’t actually find. The rest are here, but I don’t have that fucking urge, damn them! Damn them for being so smug!
[ Jul 8 2005 ]
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