Last night I was playing a computer game called Tasty Planet: Back For Seconds about a blob that absorbs everything smaller than itself and gets increasingly larger as it eats. I had played the original game a while ago. It was clearly “indie” but the basic concept had a lot of potential, and the sequel has improved in a lot of ways.
I came to the realization last night that I was hungry, yet I continued to play. I thought about that for a moment – “I’m hungry but instead of feeding myself I would rather play a game in which a virtual creature stuffs its face in order to get bigger so it can eat more stuff.” And yet I continued playing. And God only knows how long that would’ve gone on for because a thunder storm interrupted me shortly after ingesting Egypt.
In fact, I’m hungry right now, my stomache is growling at me, but here I am at the computer writing about how ironic it was to be hungry and ignore it so that a virtual creature could eat. Should I stop now?