Apathy as a Defence Mechanism

I’m in a good mood today. I don’t think I’ve ever thought that in my entire life. Something good happened and I’ll just leave it at that. Being happy and being apathetic is pretty mutually exclusive so this messes with my apathetic style of living.

I choose not to care too deeply about anything. Being apathetic made me immune to disappointment. Some of it is by choice, but a lot of it is conditioned into me by being constantly let down. There are a lot of things I truly don’t care about and it feels good to be unaffected by them. When I choose not to care about something, I can never reach full apathy, but it still helps a lot in reducing disappointment. When I’m not emotionally invested in something, I have no fears or worries about losing it. Being emotionally un-invested in life made death a lot less scary.

My life generally sucks a lot so my apathetic ways were actually very functional and practical. In a twisted way, it kind of sucks that I experienced some happiness and have something to look forward to because now I have to work so hard live and I’ll probably be spending a lot of time regretting all the time I’ve wasted. I guess I’m a textbook example of a pessimist.

Games SpoilTED Part I

Soul Calibur V
A sword will disguise itself as an angel and pretend to be your mom to trick you to do bad things. Why? Because it can. I’m not fond of fighting games so I knew I wasn’t going to like it from the start. It’s alright for a fighting game though. I just played through the stupid story and then made a girl character with the biggest possible boobs and played with that for another five minutes until I got bored. Okay I lied. I played with Tifa (the big boobed girl I made) for about 2 hours before I got bored.

No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise

I played the original 2 games on the wii. The gameplay and graphics were pretty shitty but it was excusable since it was on the wii. I liked the dialogues like this little gem of a pep talk where this chick tells you the boss you’re about to fight isn’t as tough as he looks and that he only looks tough because his mom is an ugly bitch. I was disappointed to find that the graphics had no noticeable improvements and the overall quality of the game is no longer excusable for the ps3. I actually didn’t bother playing past the first stage once I realized it was the same game.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

You hit on your female co-worker for a while (the whole game) and then you stab her with a knife because “someone else was controlling your body”. Sounds like a necrophiliac rapist to me. In all seriousness, I liked the game. The first game was meh. The second game had some cool things added but it felt like there wasn’t enough of it. And this game heads down the same path, the right path, so I look forward to playing the next two games. There were a lot of collectables and side missions that I didn’t do because “in the end, it doesn’t even matter” to quote Linkin Park.

F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin

The crazy bitch from the ring jumps in your face every few minutes just to scare you for no reason. I’m not a fan of first person shooters nor horror games and I only played the game because it was rated M for partial nudity. Yes, I’m THAT horny. Gigabytes upon gigabytes of online porn isn’t enough for me… I actually enjoyed the game quite a bit, more than supposedly better games such as Crysis 2.

Crysis 2

I wanted to play through the game on easy just to see the work that’s put in but the game designers didn’t want me to finish the game. Time and time again, they don’t tell me where to go and I have to waste so much time trying to jump on everything. Actually, it’s worse than not telling me where to go because they pretend to tell you where to go, mark the location on your map, but make the locations unnecessarily convoluted to reach and make you feel like a dumbass for not knowing where to go right away. There are too many other games to play so I didn’t bother finishing this game.

Infamous 2
You have some crazy powers and you get to choose between 2 girls who also has crazy powers as well as choosing to be moral or immoral. The asian girl is morally good and the black girl is evil. Throughout the game, you choose to be good or evil and you get different powers (and girl) based on your choices. On the last mission, for lousy reasons, just to fuck with you, the crazy bitches switch roles. The black girl becomes good and the asian one becomes bad. Basically, you gotta choose between sticking to your morals (or the lack thereof) or sticking to your crazy girl getting mad at things for no reason. Sounds too much like real life… I play video games so that I don’t have to deal with these girl problems and the developers thought it would be funny to invade virginland with it. In all seriousness, it was a really fun game and I look forward to maybe replaying it on the opposite side someday. For now, I’ve got too many games queued up that I want to go through first.

More Words From Ted
(This first entry was particularly long because… because… … …I don’t know why. Because I randomly decided I want to write more to make up for a few days of absence and I did that by writing less about each game.)

That is in parentheses because I realized after writing it that it was stupid so I was about to delete it but since I already wrote it, I’m just going to put it in parentheses instead. Yes, I agree. Ted’s mind is indeed retarded. I also just realized I forgot to include Ni No Kuni and instead of going back and adding it, I’m going to save it for another topic. I just started Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi and I also have Atelier Ayesha and Crysis 3 with me. I will also be getting my hands on Final Fantasy XIII-2 in a few days. I also want to say that I also noticed that I used the word “also” a lot in the last two sentences. I also notice I use “anyway” and “realize” a lot. I realize that I don’t know what to make of this note I just made so I probably should’ve just kept it in my head. Anyway, those will be the games I will be writing about for the next part.

Fear Of Not Dying

Just like everything I write, it looks weird but let me explain. Of course I know that all lives will end. Most people have a fear of dying. I used to have that fear too. Ever since I’ve entered this new level of depression, I almost embrace death. Living in fear is terrible so there’s actually something liberating about shedding some fears, even though I’m still severely depressed.

I wish that’s all I have to say on the topic but then this entry would be inappropriately titled. I have irrational fears. They’re irrational to the point that it can’t even be conceptualized or put into words. It’s simply raw feelings of fear. The fear is stronger in the dark of night but it’s not as simple as a fear of the dark. I don’t need no night light shit or anything. It might be a fear of being surprised, shocked, or caught off guard. The fear is worse than death. Even though I feel this emotional bullshit, at least (I think) I have it under control. If it worsens, then death would become such an excellent escape from this fear.

I wish I had something interesting or funny to say but I guess I don’t. Umm… I guess I should try to conquer this fear in my head. When I set my mind to doing this, I shall call myself the fear fucker because fucking something is the ultimate proof of conquest. [Insert lame joke to replace FF from Final Fantasy to Fear Fucking.] Yup, I’m becoming too lazy to finish writing my own lame jokes.