distracted and dismayed

Yes, it’s been a while.  No, I’m not dead.

It is very hard to write about videogames while Donald Trump is still President.  Indeed, it is very hard to enjoy videogames while Donald Trump is President.  I sit in my basement every night, intending to release pent-up energy by committing digital murder, and instead I pause whatever game I’m attempting to play and continue refreshing Twitter, because HOLY SHIT HOW CAN THIS POSSIBLY GET ANY WORSE [refreshes Twitter] HOLY SHIT IT GOT WORSE.  This has been going on for the last two weeks.

Nor do I have anything exciting to talk about, as I’d hinted at in the opening of my last entry.  The very short and necessarily non-specific version of that little vaguebook thing is that an amazing opportunity fell in my lap, and I went for it, but it didn’t work out.  It was the correct decision by all parties involved, even if I’m still a bit disappointed.  And I also ended up catching a horrific cold because of it.  That’s that, basically.

I’m kinda playing Prey at the moment, and also Injustice 2 for some reason (I was home sick yesterday and saw it was getting amazing reviews).  Prey is something that needs a bit more focus on my part to properly discuss, and I don’t have it in me today to get there.  I am enjoying it, though I also feel like I’m terrible at it, even on the easiest difficulty setting.  It’s hard to play it and not be reminded of any of the Bioshock games, though I think I’m enjoying this a little bit more than those games if only because the world and the story and the gameplay actually sorta have something to do with each other.   Prey is a hard game to binge on, though; I inevitably get frustrated or stuck and feel compelled to turn it off before I start souring on it.

As far as books go, the last book I mentioned here was “A Gentleman In Moscow”, which was wonderful.  After that I read “Waking Gods“, the sequel to last year’s excellent “Sleeping Giants“; it’s not quite as good as the original, but I’m certainly curious as to where it’s going.  Then I read Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad”, which is as amazing as everyone said it would be.  I am currently (and very slowly) reading Jeff VanderMeer’s “Borne”, which is also quite good and I have absolutely no idea where it’s going, even as I’m about a third of the way into it.

All right, I think I have to call it now.  I have medicine-head and work is piling up and I need to refresh Twitter again.

Author: Jeremy Voss

Musician, wanna-be writer, suburban husband and father. I'll occasionally tweet from @couchshouts. You can find me on XBL, PSN and Steam as JervoNYC.

3 thoughts on “distracted and dismayed”

  1. Jesus man, what happened to you… I used to enjoy reading your blog because I too suffer from backlog syndrome. Now I only come here to see just how badly delusional lefties can possibly be. Donald Trump is president, the world is still here and hasn’t ended…

    I know you live in the second most brainwashed state after California, so I somewhat understand why your world is so “messed up” but as someone who lives in Florida, isn’t white and has served in the military… I can tell you not a whole lot has changed since Trump took office. The world isn’t on fire, we aren’t getting nuked, and the only people making problems are the idiots still fighting to make the mans term as difficult as possible.

    I don’t know why I’m taking the time to write this message even though I expect it will be ignored/deleted. But I truly hope you can pull out of your funk my friend. It is in no way healthy or called for. Maybe stay away from watching CNN or reading NY Times for a while…

    P.S. Donald Trump was not my choice for President, however I would take him any day of the week over the rat that is Hillary. The best thing to do is give the man a chance and hope he does well… for all our sakes.

      1. No issue taken with the lack of a response, it wasn’t what I was going for anyway. My goal was not to offend or be disrespectful, if I did I am sorry for that. That said, I wish you the best and hope life does indeed get better for you.

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