[Tripping On…] Tripping On Gabapentin

I took my first dose of Gabapentin at 9:25pm. It’s 9:27pm now. Let’s see how this medication does for me over the next few hours, or whatever. First, I thought this was going to be Pregabalin, but I suppose they’re similar enough. Second, the side effects warning include suicidal thoughts in “a very small number of people, about 1 in 500,[1]” so that’s concerning. Third, I’ve started to get a bit of a headache, but we’ll see…

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[Media Meandry] Don’t Savor Plots

Becoming more decisive in life takes many shapes. Making difficult decisions in life can be practiced by making difficult decisions in our recreational time. I’ve procrastinated on completing videogames since I was young because I wanted to savor them. Even now, I find it difficult to “find the time” to proceed through plot-heavy sections in FF7. I’m more likely to level up my characters for hours. Today, I decided not to savor the plot anymore.

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[Media Meandry] Playing To Win?

Why do you play games? Primarily, of course, because you can play games for myriad reasons depending on your interests. Is your primary reason to learn their game mechanics to overcome some impossible challenges or challenger? Or, do you play games to soak in their sceneries? EarthBound was my primary nexus point for videogames, literature, and perhaps even life perspective. EarthBound is similar to FF7, which I am currently playing, because it has superb writing.

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[Applied Self-Confidence] Disobeying Prime Directive, Part 2

I’ve never liked going up on stage to talk to large groups of people, nor talking to large groups of people, or addressing more than two people, but I suppose I’ve been able to get over some of that through sheer force of bullheaded determination. If I need to do something, I’ll shut out the fear, then go do it. Is that what happens when, like I mentioned in Part 1, we ‘disobey the prime directive?’

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[Tripping On…] 20200220; Book Introduction

When we set out in earnest toward our life plans, what happens when we get sidetracked? Vicissitudinous health events can ruin everything. When we stare death down, it may graciously whisper back to us, ‘not yet…,’ before releasing its icy grip, we might simultaneously realize that we still have a lifetime to achieve everything we want, and remember that we can’t achieve everything we want. What’s most important? Adapt to your adversities then overcome them.

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[Media Meandry] Leaving Wall Market

I’ve been at Wall Market in FF7 for over five months. It’s not a difficult part in the game. There aren’t any wild fetch quests. I’ve been there so long only because I’ve wanted to soak in all the nuances of the world that I’ve procrastinated on spending that hour to actually go about soaking it all in. These sorts of minor, tangential thoughts are the ones I want to write about in “Media Meandry.”

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[2019 Novel] This Novel’s Purpose

I might read my 50-cent copy of Dune someday, but I’ll certainly rewatch Jodorowsky’s Dune first. Science fiction doesn’t do much for me. Analyzing scientific statistics against a starry backdrop doesn’t excite me. What human element does that story convey where I will have become a better person for experiencing it? I don’t have ten-thousand years to live. I’ve gotta make this whole life thing count. This novel’s purpose might contain elements of that drive.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Time For Writing?

Where do I find the time to write essays daily? If it takes me an average of 45 minutes to 90 minutes each day to conceptualize, write, edit, photograph or draw, and publish an essay, then I have to take that time from somewhere else. I had today off. I had fully intended to edit some larger projects. Instead, I slept, went on a walkabout, and now it’s well into the evening. I’ve still gotta write, so…

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[Selling Zeal] Selling To Friends

We walked about halfway to the counter with the game he wanted to sell before I got distracted with some shiny object or another. I probably wasn’t going to buy anything, but as I looked around the well-lit store, painted in bright colors, warm, and inviting, I couldn’t help but feel inspired, especially as we left the humble store. He bought a new game and I found more friends that would buy my extra games.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Trash Versus Donations

What happens to all those miscellaneous drawers after a move? Do you dump them into boxes and procrastinate on addressing them until you need something? As I sorted through one such box of office supplies, I wondered: Are rubber bands trash or donatable? My mind flashed to the donation handlers at some thrift store somewhere, as I emptied their trash bins for probably the twentieth time on my shift, bagging up almost anything to sell.

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