I've begun to feel like I've been quietly evolving for some time. I mean, I like me, and I'm liking me more as I go on. I feel like I've systematically murdered all the mes I didn't like, eaten their hearts, absorbed all the things I liked about them and pooped out what I didn't. Semi-seriously -- I feel an uncanny sense of disconnect from all the old, murdered mes.
Yeah . . . feelin' good. Enjoying all the old things more than ever before, books, cartoons (including ridiculously long Anime marathons), Vgames, like I never really appreciated them before. This is important, you know, since I'm going to be 30 soon. Back when I was 23, thought I would become a nihilist or some faggy thing by this age . . .
I recently read a blip on 1up in which this one video game dude said he wanted to create games that felt kind of like reading old gamebook series like Fighting Fantasy. I looked up gamebooks . . . by and large, seems to refer to paper & dice RPGs you play by yourself. Fascinated me. I have a couple of those coming. According to Amazon reviews, another gamebook series, Fabled Lands, is like Morrowind without a machine.
Man, I must be gettin' old and jaded . . . years ago, this would have had me jumping with excitement -- now I just don't care! I tell ya, the Japanese really need to do something new in terms of character and design. I mean, I know there's archetypes and stuff, but does everybody have to be a willowy, spikey-haired emo or a hyper bubbly 15 year-old girl?