I made great strides all month to make sure I did a large majority of the posts necessary for #Blaugust. I attempted to be engaging with the community and I wanted to find new bloggers to continue reading well after the event was over.
But once I got home from Vegas after visiting family and driving 8+ hours and it was late and I had a car full of stuff from relatives who had passed, I just didn’t have the energy. I had a school paper to write that I had been granted an extension on! Very nice thing my professor gave me, the extension, but my brain and heart weren’t in the game of paper-writing at. all. I just didn’t care.
It’s not because I’ve never had family members pass before, I have. I just think my grandma was the first one that I felt close to, so her passing was more significant.
My friends have been good to me, and I appreciate them immensely. My BFF wanted to talk and I’m not really in the mood or mental state for that. I’m not sure if I’m just grieving internally or if I just don’t want to talk about it.
Talking about it makese remember. Remembering makes me cry. And I’m tired of crying.
So my apartment is filled with clothes I haven’t unpacked or put into the laundry basket, knicknacks and weird momentos from my grandma and uncle (who passed fairly recently too), and then my own stuff.
I feel overwhelmed by stuff.
So I’ve avoided writing because I’m not even sure what to write about anymore. I’ve thought about writing. Writing about Diablo, my 360 controller nonsense for my PC, getting Grandia II for my birthday (and the glitches and problems with the game), and Season 4 for Diablo. I actually have things I can write about, but the act of writing seems exhausting.
So instead I thought about writing and instead pouted on the inside and refused to do anything but escape. Escape was what I needed.
There are many things I learned about myself, my writing, and blogging this month, in the midst of huge disruptions and epic loss. The hope is that I can find the energy to write more anyway.
Blaugust has been an amazing experience, and I had a ton of fun all month!
Even if I’m a loser.
And a huge shout-out to @Belghast for organizing and keeping track of everything. And to anook for giving us all a place to “meet up” online, our clubhouse of sorts. Congrats to those of you who managed to write 31 posts this month. And an even bigger congrats to those of you who came and tried in spite of everything. It takes a lot of courage to start something new and put yourself out there!
MORE PROMPT POSTS! I know everyone loves these! Though, actually, I’m sure they’re just interesting enough that people probably do enjoy learning a little bit more about the blogger.
What is your preferred gaming platform? Are you a multi-platform gamer or do you stick to one platform all the time? What is it about that gaming platform that you like?
I would say that if there’s any specific gaming platform that I prefer it’s going to be PC gaming. I think I like the freedom of using a mouse, or a gamepad, or keyboard to do most of my navigating. It makes things easier to multi-task and have available at my fingertips everything I might want or need. For me it also feels just a little bit more precise.
However, for the first time in my life I have many of the major gaming consoles. I have a 3DS (not the new one because it just doesn’t seem worth picking up yet), PS Vita, PS4, and an Xbox One. I have different games across all the different platforms and I find that it’s really dependent on what I want to play.
I do try to spread out where I purchase my games in relation to who has what console and is willing to play games with me. It’s just kind of a sad reality that as I (and my friends) get older, there’s just not nearly as much time to set aside for playing games together. It always seemed so easy when I was raiding in WoW. I set aside that time regularly and it was just part of my schedule. But playing games with friends on the XBone or PS4 seems (to me) to take an ungodly amount of time management that no one’s willing to put forth.
I prefer the PC because I can multi-task the most on it. I can watch Netflix/shows, check twitter, be distracted by imgur and gifs, and shop on Amazon while playing a game and using that downtime for other things.
I prefer the PS4 and XBone because it generally means I can simply pause a game and step away. The games I play on the consoles are ones that don’t requires me to be tethered to my computer all the time. But it’s less fun to not play games with others.
I like the Vita and 3DS for traveling and when I’m in bed. I can play for short periods of time and set it down and not feel like I haven’t accomplished anything. It’s a good way for me to get a little bit of gaming in when I don’t have a ton of time available.
What about you? What’s your preferred gaming platform?