So video let’s plays have officially become a thing now. Just now. Right here when I said it. That made it so.
Anyways, once upon a time, I used to watch quite a bit of them. Followed a few guys. It was interesting, watching new perspectives on games I already knew, seeing someone go through a game they new so well, being introduced to whole new games I wouldn’t have experienced before. And part of that was getting to know the people who played them. The ones that were worth watching all had a good personality, and were able to bring something of themselves to the experience.
As I went through life, my time started coming at more of a premium, and I drifted away in favor of other things.
Yet now, as I become a stranger in a strange land, having next to no social network in this weird place I just moved to, I find myself coming back to them. Specifically, the same people I used to watch. And while part of it’s for entertainment value, another part of it feels kind of like catching up with old friends. Coming back to the personalities I spent so much time with. And it may be a little sad, but, being alone in a completely new and uncertain environment, that’s a really fulfilling feeling right now. With as much personality as the good lpers put into these things, perhaps there’s something to it.