Thursday, December 25, 2008
Escaping into the Digital
My Grandfather died. My friends' grandmother is dying. Both families are freaking out.
So, we played Gears of War 2 for a week straight, and escaped into the digital.
Fallout 3 has since taken its place for me. Family infighting and my responsibilities to work/myself can be conveniently set aside and replaced with AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WORLD.
Trick is, you can't stop playing or the problems come back worse. It's like drinking. And I would have drank myself silly with Fallout 3 and GTA4, but I haven't.
Now that I was a new media theorist (yeah, alright,hah) I couldn't help realizing what I was doing: immersing myself in a fiction so as to avoid the negative aspects of reality.
But isn't Christianity the same thing?
Posted by Dr. Cosmos at 3:02 PM