2017-03-22

Green Room - Week 12 - Day 8

I don't game.

Other than LJ Idol of course.

I've been known to watch people play video games and be perfectly happy. I'm just not very good at them.

I enjoy playing Galaga. But I'm not very good at it. The same goes for skee ball, but that's not really the same "sort of game" we're talking about. :) (I'm "OK" at both, but I keep getting reminders that my skill set may be lacking these days, whenever it is that I do play)

There is one game though that I used to really love playing. If you'd asked me a couple weeks ago, I probably couldn't have told you. Because I'd forgotten. But thanks to an app on my phone, I have rediscovered the obsession of SimCity.

I am currently trying to manage between a traffic crisis and a lack of police in several, spread out, areas. (I *just* got the trash/sewage back under control and I'm good for power and water for at least a little bit)

It's only been two days of playing - but I'm already back into the thick of my obsession. (and yes, I'm sure there are "cheat codes" out there - and I know they have in-game purchases but I have an in-wallet vacuum and even if I didn't, I'm quite sure I don't want to go down that particular black hole)

The only game I ever played with "cheat codes" was the PC-version of Civilization? Why? Because I loved nuking small towns and villages. Or rolling over primitive civilizations with tanks. Yes, I am truly the white cis-male people have warned you about. :D (at least in that particular game)

Other games that I used to enjoy - Star Trek Engineering (it was some Star Trek game, but I played with two friends - one would take the controls for the away missions, one handled the space battles and I kept the ship going and supplied in the engineering department - and no, I didn't get "stuck with it" either, that was my choice...), Super Traitor (Not sure what the game actually was, some sort of Desert Storm mission game. It became Super Traitor because I would shoot up my own guys, hospitals, media trucks, etc...); and of course, Super Space Traitor (See above, but it was a space game where I'd turn around and try to blow up my own base) I was obviously a troubled teen!

With SimCity though - and this is definitely as true, if not more so, brings out my compassion of wanting to help my citizens. I take all of the compassion that I should feel for Idolers and give it to little dots on my phone! :D

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There is no compassion happening in the poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/995007.html so if you want to give some to your favorites - now would be the time to do that.

The only way to for any hope at all for the Second Chancers is to get their entries i by tomorrow night http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/995134.html