Despite loving video games as much as I did as a child, I unfortunately do not have the stomach for playing them for extended periods of time anymore. I certainly can, and have fun the entire time, but afterwards I'm overcome by a feeling of wasted potential. That all that time could've been spent on more productive things. Maybe I should start studying for that math class I'm taking next semester for the third time. Maybe I should finish that art commission that would result in income. Maybe I should practice that art skill I spent eight years in college trying to convince myself I could makie a living on. But it's okay. Feelings of dread after profligately spending what little time I have on this wonderful life on trival matters is quickly pushed to the background by more profligately spending what little time I have left on video games. I'm just glad I have something to at least nudge me in the right direction after a few hours.