Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Rekindled Love of Video Games

Dear World,

I've been busy.  Really busy.  I've been all work and no play.  I've been spending countless hours drawing, editing video, and studying french.  It's worn me out and I think I've been trying to run faster then I have strength.

The other day I did something I hadn't done in a long time.  I played video games.  I opened up my roommate's Nintendo Wii and played Super Mario Galaxy 2.  Suddenly I was no longer worrying about crazy animated sequences, french grammar, or sequences of digital video strung together.  The stress went away!

Amazing!  This has helped me realize that I need play.  Sometimes sleep just isn't enough of a recharge that you need.  I know I've felt guilty for even touching a game controller just to relax and get away from the world.  What I'm being reminded of right now is that video games are okay so long as it doesn't take away from my other responsibilities.

So, World, I recommend that you do watch how much time you spend on video games but I also recommend that you take care of yourself.  Work can wear me out.  We deserve a recharge from time to time.  Who better to help you with that then Master Chief, Link, Ezio, Mario, and friends?



  1. Mario 64 was THE game that originally got me into video games. Since then I have developed a love for console role playing games like Final Fantasy. They're all good, each with its own charm. The classics (FFI-FFVI) have their own special feel to them. More recent ones like FFX, XII, and XIII have incredible graphics and game content. I highly recommend these games!

  2. I usually wake up and play a video game before school. :)