Sunday, June 3, 2012
Playing Computer Games
After the computer was fixed, I cleared out his office (for an overall fresh start) and rediscovered my new obsession: Dragon Age. We bought this series when I was pregnant (thus sleeping constantly=no time to play) and then when little R was a small infant (thus I still had no time), so it's been really fun finally getting a chance to use it. Especially on the zippy new computer: B installed an extra hard drive or something like that (I am pretty tech stupid) so it's super fast now.
B likes computer games too, but he prefers ones that require intense mental effort and air-tight strategic plans, that are really hard (so that you fail at least half the time). I dislike anything strategic (I don't want to have to think about how to arrange my troops, so boring: I can't even stand reading about it) or difficult (so discouraging to lose over and over). I like to have my character go around completing multiple small non-violent tasks (like returning shawls, reuniting separated families, or fetching herbs), and then spending a lot of time organizing my inventory of items.
So basically in my computer fantasy life I want to run errands and clean out the cupboards. I wonder if this is common for women, or if I'm just freaky?