Since starting Better Zombie, I’ve been coming to terms with my social anxiety by doing things to get out there more. It’s like exposure therapy. If I try to talk to people all at once, it can be overwhelming. If I pop into random people’s livestreams when I’m feeling social and we strike up a conversation, it becomes comfortable and easier going forward. I valiantly stepped outside my comfort zone on a few occasions today.
I’ve been watching random EarthBound livestreams lately and it’s been a fun way to experience all of my favorite game simultaneously. Someone might be playing the game for the first time near the beginning of the game, while someone else might be efficiently collecting rare drops toward the end of the game. I always skip the livestreams where the broadcaster is playing the game sarcastically but the question becomes: why don’t I play it myself?