Believable people catch me. It’s so much safer (but much weirder) to fall in love with the idea of someone. It is also incredibly easy. One of my guilty secret pleasures comes in the form of dating sim games. Oh yes. I thrive in that kingdom of imagination.
As much as it might surprise some people I enjoy not living in the present. (It is something I am working on). My imagination runs wild and it blooms in vivid arrays. I much rather enjoy having relationships in my mind mostly because even if things go wrong, “we” work things out in the end. Sometimes our relationship changes and sometimes those changes really affect how we see each other the next time. And I am going to pull the plug before I get into the nitty gritty details.
The point is, dating sim games. Man. Give me a picture of an attractive person (drawn preferred – fleshing people out in reality is fun for me) and I’ll sing for a day. Give me a personality behind that picture and I will sing forever. Kind of like in real life: eye candy is eye candy but never anything more unless you can enjoy their personality (flaws and quirks in all). I’ve been playing between three this past week on my phone and do I surge with emotion. But they are evil. They are little apps that can destroy your wallet if you’re not careful. Yeah… I may have dished up some money on actually being able to read the stories. Oh it makes me feel terrible on the inside. Well, sort of. But those checkpoints! With the cruel items and lack of in-game currency earning options really add fuel to the fire of my impatience. Even if the writing is terrible and they mix things up. And it bugs a part of you. But the characters….!
Perhaps… I should invest in possibly obtaining a romantic companion…?