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?
I’m nearing the end of my school residency (not to be confused with a medical doctor’s residency) and I find myself more and more emotionally drained. I simply don’t have the mental capacity to come up with creative topics to blog about.
The previous night we had to write about what our “Trigger Person” would be like. Demographics (if you have it), personality traits, and what they’re coming to therapy for. Many of us chose straight, white men. This alone is telling of a problem, but that’s another kind of post that isn’t going to happen today.
We came into the classroom the next day and immediately broke into groups of 3. One of us was going to roleplay the trigger person for the one who wrote it. The purpose was to get us in the moment so that we would have the opportunity to work on how to get to the core idea and not react emotionally to such a very stressful situation. We also needed to be able to find a way to do this without compromising who we are.
There were some tears around the room. I played the bad guy a few times because the ladies I was grouped with just had the hardest time mustering up the ability to say really shitty and awful things to each other. We all knew it was a safe space. We all knew that we didn’t mean it. But it didn’t hurt or shock us any less.
By the end of the day I was emotionally spent. I was unable to appropriately navigate doing therapy with my trigger client (which seems to mimic very closely the recent harassment group in the gaming community).
So my post of substance is going to be a prompt post again (even though the reality is that I wrote more about today’s school day than the prompt. HA!).
“If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?”
This is actually a really tough question. There are so many significant points in time that I feel would be interesting. To keep this simple and probably super cheesy, I would follow Amy Pond’s footsteps in the episode “Vincent and the Doctor” and go see Vincent van Gogh. I know it’s not an event, exactly, but I feel like watching him paint and seeing him live his life is an event! That episode still kicks me in the feefees every time I watch it and I keep watching it even though I know it’s going to make me cry. I think the message is important. So I’d love to visit Vincent, watch him make his masterpieces, and just admire him.
Let me know what historical event you would love to have seen?
This post is in the #Blaugust 2015 series.