Anyway, after streaming, I'm feeling much better again, and it has me thinking about why that might be the case. I mean, after thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I know why. But for a while there I was questioning.
The biggest question was simply this: Am I in a better mood because I killed a whole bunch of digital orcs last night? What kind of psycho am I? The truth is, of course, I'm not a psycho. Duh. Pretend kills are no different from punching a heavy bag for an hour. It's a great way to work out frustrations without anyone, well, any real person, getting hurt. Plus, you know, reasons matter, and I'm trying to save Middle Earth. Those murders are justified, damn it!
All joking aside, I think I'm in a better mood because every stream I am joined by great people who keep me amused in the chat. They're a funny bunch, and it's a lot of fun having them around. It's a lot more fun streaming with them than without. They kept me laughing (or groaning... those damned puns).
The result, of course, is that I'm feeling much better about life currently.
It was a one-two punch - I gamed, and managed to get closer to complete retribution for the murders of my character's wife and child, which was nice (have fun in hell, Hammer), and I got to hang out with great, witty people. It really did improve my day.
So, once again, I extend my gratitude to great games, and better people. Thanks for being there. Whether you realised it or not, I needed you there, and you came through. You're awesome.
And now I have to write. This manuscript will not write itself. A shame.