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Monthly Musing: The Great Escape

1:20 PM on 06.01.2010 // Aerox

Every month, the Destructoid Monthly Musing topic gives community members the ability to have their work posted on the Dtoid front page. After a short break in May, Monthly Musings have returned and will be regularly featured going forward.

The beginning of June always brings a fresh bout of self-pity for me, because I'm reminded of the days back before I was a "real adult" when I got an entire three months to screw around without having to worry about school. Summer vacation was always a much-needed break, and provided a good chunk of temporary relief from homework, that one awful math teacher I had, and waking up at 7am.

Even during the school year, though, I still managed to find an escape from school stress -- video games. Almost every day, I would come home from school, plop down on the couch, and play Super Nintendo and Playstation into the night. Even now, the first thing I usually do when I get home from work is fire up a game because it usually relaxes me.

Your assignment for this month's Musing is to talk about gaming as an "escape" from the real world. It can be as broad or specific as you like -- you can discuss how one game helped you through one specific tough time, talk about a game you always come back to to relax or blow off steam, explain how gaming as a whole is cathartic for you, or even stray away from the personal side and compare gaming to different forms of escapism. You can write about pretty much whatever you want, as long as it's a discussion about gaming and escapism.

To participate, just click "Post A Blog" up there in the upper right of the screen, title your post "The Great Escape: WhateverYourTitleIs", make sure you pick the "Monthly Musing" from the tag list (this is important!), write it up, and set it live. If your article is particularly well-written or sparks interesting discussion, we'll stick it up on the front page.

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