Moving From One Thing to Another

No Warframe again this week. To be honest, I’m not predicting any in the foreseeable future. I’ve been spending my time in other places, like the main story of Destiny 2: Forsaken. I liked it, it was good, I’ll miss Cayde though.

It’s all part of the normal cycle though. Anyone checking my blog consistently is probably already aware of the fact that I tend to move from one thing to the next fairly frequently. Typical cycle is around two weeks, but it varies. Particularly around large updates it can run a little longer.

I used to dislike it. I viewed it as a sort of personal flaw. “Why can’t I just pick one thing and master it like that person over there.” As I’ve gotten older I eventually accepted it as one of the things that makes me, well, me. I do attempt to at least reign it in at times.

There are also some things it doesn’t impact quite as much. Examples that show there’s some confirmation bias in there too, remembering all the things I quit, got bored with, or walked away from, while conveniently handwaving the more persistent ones away.

I think blogging is a good example. I’ve been writing roughly 500 words a day, every day, since the end of July. It’s not always good, interesting, or on time, but so far I’ve managed to make it happen. Even if it’s just one or two paragraphs at 11:55 PM.

I even made a reference to the overall trend the other day in a comment from my oldest. He told me he wouldn’t be able to play the Minecraft mod pack with me because we would only play it for a couple weeks and his computer wouldn’t be ready by then. We actually had to stop because my own PC couldn’t handle the client-side load of the modpack, but he’s not far off the mark yeah?

In a way, my Something New bit I do on Sundays is actually turning it to my advantage. Life, lemons, lemonade and all that.

It’s funny, when I’m writing these I always come up with other things I could write about, but that’s probably not what I’ll be thinking about tomorrow. There’s the real rule too, I tend to write about whatever is on my mind, minus religion and most politics. I’m willing to touch politics a little, but every attempt to write about religion has been scrapped without being published.

I’ve noticed this odd trend away from games lately too. Mostly because I haven’t been getting much variety and I try not to beat the same drum for long. Ironically, in my attempt to be less repetitive, I feel like I’ve become repetitively¬†not about games, thereby defeating the original purpose.

I actually been poking around with Inkscape, vector graphics software, a little on the side. I was watching the Legal Eagle YouTube channel episode about this Paul Manafort business and they had a thing for two “free” months of SkillShare and figured, y’know, why not. What’s the worst that can happen, I learn something?

I made the mistake of watching Aaron Draplin’s logo design stuff and thought I’d poke it with a stick. It’s been fun, even if it doesn’t yield anything interesting.

There-in lies the root of all of it. I really enjoy the process of learning new things. Learning new games, learning new content, new software, new skills, etc. Nothing deep, just a brief skimming off the top before I move on to learning something else. Much like the Demon Cat from Adventure Time, “I have approximate knowledge of many things.” Just enough to satisfy my own curiosity.

Right, uh, I got interrupted and have no idea where I was going, so I’ll wrap it up and ship it as is. Y’all take care.

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