- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 2020
Last night we bickered because he was feeling that my “addiction” to video games has been affecting our relationship. It really threw me off.
I grew up with brothers and there were really good memories where we’d watch each other play video games. We were into RPGs, and those would take hours to finish. We weren’t rich or anything, so we shared a console and entertained ourselves by watching each other play through dialogues and such.
In college my brothers went away to war, so one of things I enjoyed while they were in the Army was playing MMOs with them. It was kind of fun hermiting myself away playing them. I don’t necessarily hang out with them all the time ingame but seeing their avatars online comforted me somehow.
Fast forward a few years. I still love video games; particularly RPGs.
So Thursday my brother takes me out to lunch, shows me a few of the games he’s working on, and I ask meekly if I could borrow his copy of Dragon Age because holy spasms it looked so good.
So I install it Friday morning before work. My SO is a little peeved but doesn’t mention it. I jump on it Friday night. It’s raining, so we aren’t going out. He watches TV while on the couch and I leave mid-episode to start my adventure. I do an all-nighter. It’s exciting and fun. Saturday we go to an amusement park and while we’re standing in line and not in a conversation, I check on forums and such for strategies, etc. Then we have a fight over it.
“You’re addicted and in denial!”
“But it’s the weekend..?”
*sigh* so bees, was I in the wrong in this? I mean, I do understand that he was upset because I forwent spending downtime with him on the couch and that he felt my time would be used better. He says this about my MMOs that I play with my bros too. I don’t get it, because he’s a big fan of Chrono Trigger so the nature of RPGs is that it is a mother !#!%ing time sink…Wouldn’t he understand that I like RPGs like that?