Thank Grog It’s Firday!
I had to laugh at the opening screenshots of this new “event.” The whole bit with the mysterious “TGM” (The Game Master) revealing that their reality was a simulation.
With the response being a very appropriate “Duh!”
But, of course, as I have discussed in many other posts over the years, I absolutely loved the possibility that there may not only be different versions of our reality, but that all of what we know is but a simulation…like a video game.
Until recent events.
If this is all just a simulation, then the “player” (our own version of Sky Finger) is a total jerk.
But, let’s be honest…this event also proves once again, that “those who make our reality” in TSTO, are also a bunch of lazy jerks. Yes. I’m talking to YOU BOB!!
I know…I know…my constant reference to “Bob the Part-time EA Programmer” who also delivers pizza’s as his “side hustle” is confusing. No. He isn’t real. He is an amalgam of all of the EALPish (EA Lazyass Programmers) who work (or don’t work much) on this game.
I could go on and on and on…but, we know this chorus to the same song…right?
“Same old format, same old math!
Same old numbers, you can kiss my ‘stache!!”
Yep. No increase in Item Limits. Same tired format, of 4 weeks of content, stretched across five weeks for good measure. Same combo of skins, buildings, and loosely tied-in clutter…with some pretty funny writing. It’s a shame. Good writing…poor execution…and you end up with a “bad production.”
But, let’s get back the “Reality is an Illusion,” bit. There are loads of theories, which I have shared in the past.
This article from 2012 (the year the Mayans predicted that the world would end), states “Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested!” Cool idea…but I’m not wild about the lack of choices. Some else is pushing the buttons?
The fact is…if this IS just a big virtual game, being played by a higher power, then I am asking for a favor…
PLEASE STOP HITTING THE RESET BUTTON that loops us back to the same old behaviors…same ways of thinking…with the same damn outcomes. I don’t re-watch movies…or series…or re-read books. I don’t like reading something when I know how it turns out. Which is why video games in general are boring to me in some ways. Yes…there are loads of choices…but, they are all pre-programmed into algorithms of tendencies. They call it “computer logic,” but it is actually more like “computer reaction to a set of predictable conditions and responses.”
But if it IS TRUE…whoever is “Programming the Game” is really piling on the Special Effects!
Let’s see, we have a Pandemic that is being likened to 1918…Civil Unrest that is being compared to 1968…Weird weather patterns, storms, and flooding that is being compared to Biblical passages…and leadership that is starting to feel like the worst days of the Roman empire.
Can’t we get someone with some creativity to program this game??
Oh…wait. Was I talking about TSTO or Life? Probably both.
The fact is, I am encouraged, in many ways. If there ARE multiple universes, (the proof of which may have been found in Antarctica) with loads and loads of optional outcomes based upon the choices we make (I am a huge believer in Free Will), then that means we may actually have a chance to divert what is revealing itself to be a pretty awful outcome.
It is going to take the Free Will of millions upon millions of people, to agree that change needs to come, and that they are going to be part of that change. If the game needs to change…then LET EA KNOW…stop spending money on donuts until the increase ITEM LIMITS.
If you are upset with the way our leadership is “leading,” then USE YOUR VOTE to make a statement. Get out there…raise a fuss…let them know that you are choosing a different path.
If you are tired of living your life in fear…then break loose of inaction, and get things done. Volunteer. Spread the word. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION! (but please wear a mask, at least for a while longer).
I get that we aren’t going to solve the world’s problems, until we start “loving one another unconditionally.” But, I guess I am starting to realize that hoping for someone, or something, or a game to change, when it is basically abusing your common sense and patience…is pretty much on you.
There’s room in the world for “Positive Thoughts and Hope.” But, the fact is, wishing and hoping for change doesn’t do much…until they develop a “game controller” that uses thought, intention and brain waves.
But, maybe that’s where “Prayer” and “Positive Affirmation” comes in. Maybe…what we are doing when we are screaming out loud to ourselves, is really trying to connect with the ultimate “Game Master,” to let him/her/it know that we are tired of their choices. HIT THE DAMN “JUMP” BUTTON TO GET OVER THE ROLLING BARREL YOU IDIOT!
Action. It’s all about action. In games. In life. In this, and any other reality. Those who focus on the tiny stuff…and make excuses for inaction…end up losing focus on the big picture. It’s time for action…
Those who continue to excuse bad behavior, or irrational actions, end up losing their own Free Will. It’s time for action…
And those, who continue to support those, who actually don’t give two rips about us, are doomed to be heartbroken by the same outcomes…while refusing to accept our role in the process. It’s time for action…
Get up. Do something. Stop waiting for “Sky Finger” to fix things. He/She/It made this. It’s up to us to do something good with it.