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Nothing's wrong specifically - it's just I've got a dull job I've got to go to every day and I seem to have these friends on Facebook who appear to barely every work, do jobs they actually enjoy and spend the rest of their lives engaging in pointlessly wacky activities. I don't really enjoy pointlessly wacky activities but you do kind of get the sense other people seem to be better than you at enjoying their lives...
thinking everyone else had non-stop fun filled perfect relationships and the fact that I sometimes think about mine was a worrying sign that we were inferior / doomed.
Then I realised, quite recently, that this is in fact bollocks (mainly down to me being a cynical bastard) and that I've largely been quite happy for the last 7 years...
It comes in waves for me. There are weeks where I feel quite old and like I MUST go out dancing whilst I'm still allowed, and others where I'm more than happy to bum around.
Fun is over-rated anyhow. The Wire starts on BBC next week. Now THATS entertainment...
no-one has more fun than the internet's jonny_rat
..sorry, little mental breakdown there in response to your question.
Anyway, do you like fighting games and/or the earlier Street Fighter games? It's difficult to start unless I know that.
In SF2:X I can barely even beat the first opponent. The time spent playing CPU opponents is better spent in training mode, I find.
This isn't going to sound like a good way of explaining why it's 'fun' but the basic appeal of SF is in tight, simple mechanics. For me, Tekken/SC/VF aren't very much fun because there's no feeling of having to use space effectively. It's just toe-to-toe strikes and counters. Whereas with SF you can see a real difference across styles (and different characters are better for different styles of play): runaway Akumas, rushdown Balrogs, pokey Dhalsims, patient Ryus who lock you down to the ground and punish every mistake, overenthusiastic Kens..
Plus, mastering a character is hard and very satisfying (not that I'm near it with anyone). Much harder than remembering the inputs for a few 10-strings. Because the list of attacks is actually quite brief (compared to 3D fighters) you can completely go to town on learning their use in every situation. If you want, that is.
So, basically: it's knowing that there's always more to learn, and the pure pleasure of being whipped by someone better than you.
"it has lots of gfx, also gameply/replayability is 10/10 "
Get good with people. then you'll see. I make a killer ken.
If so, do I have your tag? I can't remember whose I've got and whose I haven't. Mehodor's on there a fair bit too; dude is an excellent Ryu/Ken player.
but it was more like the room passed around you?
Like there was a leash around your neck that PULLED YOU THROUGH?
just look at my wacky facebook photos, look! i have friends and we need to take photos to prove to people that we did stuff
but then I started going out and doing stuff. A lot of the time when people appear to be having fun 24/7, I think it's an image they're projecting. So don't buy into it too much.
Its like comedians. They're usually depressed.
Its the same for people that listen to Friendly fires / Soulwax / NYPC / etc 24/7 and go on about having mental, amazing drunken times.
A bit of a balance is always the answer...
I've got a mint life.
but that's mainly cause for most of the last month and a half i've done fuck-all due to various things
and i can't remember in which one it was in.
somewhere in perthshire, i can't remember the exact place.
fwiw, starting thursday i actually have a social life again so my answer might change after that, although i know that wasn't your question but whatever
that, man, is a plan
i am going to the shops to buy my ales for the weekend, i cannot wait. i'll also probably buy a couple of shit beers just to take along. and some smokes. ohman i can't wait.
which is a shame, as i don't like whisky. HOWEVER it was pointed out to me "the whisky's better in scotland. think about it: why would the scots let their best whiskeys go to england". it's a persuasive argument
Perhaps with the exception of really quite wealthy people. But then, I don't mind being 'boring' a lot of the time.
being on a messageboard and Facebook regularly just makes it seem like that because you're constantly being bombarded by loads of different people telling you about lots of fun times and enjoying great films and music, but it's easy to forget that a lot of the time those people are sat around doing something boring too. People only tell you the fun stuff.
..then certainly not
but then i have MAD TIMES like last week and i'm like "eh, fuck it" and move on.