Soooo, we said that we’re gonna write about Gaming, but there’s one thing you have to know. I am Smol and I’m a gamer girlfriend (or as I like to say: GGF).
What’s special about that? Well, pretty much a lot of things. I can do things with my boyfriend during the late afternoon (when people usually do their hobbies or meet with friends) and sometimes (certainly it depends on a person) we like to do our own things/hobbies in the evening.
When he plays a round or two, I can study, read a book, go to other activities and we don’t stand in each others ways.
One of the benefits is that we don’t fight about what we should watch on TV (especially because none of us is a TV – type person) but you surely know men who have to watch every football (soccer) / basketball match every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and sometimes you just want to watch a stupid show and not sports.
The only rule we have is that we go sleeping at the same time. Yes, I am the person who falls asleep as soon as I sit down, or the person who is picking the movie longer than it watches the movie but that’s another topic. I do fall asleep on the couch but I don’t go sleeping alone.
I admit, I suck big time at playing anything. The only game on a computer I was good at was Solitaire in 2003. About 2010 when everyone was getting smart phones and downloading different games I was just watching them play or later downloaded Sudoku but I highly doubt that that could be seen as a game.
Now, in the last few years, I learned a lot about it. Earlier I thought it’s just useless and wasting time but now we got to the point that I find it interesting. No, I didn’t learned how to play but at least I understand what’s going on and who is on which side. I don’t have to ask a question every two seconds and I can play for a few minutes and not die right away. That’s a huge success for me, believe it or not.
One thing I especially like on the Internet are memes. I don’t discriminate them. I don’t care what kind of memes they are I just want to laugh. The problem was I didn’t get every meme that was popular back in the days when 9gag had really, really good, fresh content. Now I understand a lot more (press F for this fallen sister here) and if I don’t I can always ask Big.
Games do help to concentrate at more things at once and improving skills like coordination and learning stuff about your computer. Yes it’s an expensive hobby but what’s not expensive nowadays?
Depending on the type of the game you’re playing you can also develop or improve some IRL (in real life) skills like reaction time, precision, strategy, different viewpoint in different situations and also team work. Every gamer/player prefers different kinds of games. My GBF (gamer boyfriend) likes to play FPS games ( First Person Shooter) and racing simulations (he also got a steering wheel which also appears to be a bigger deal than I thought!). He started playing games when he was about 5 years old (SEGA and Nintendo days) so he really knows what he’s talking about. His first PCMR (PC MasterRace) moment was back in 2008 when he started playing COD (Call of Duty) series. He spent about 4000 hours (167 days) playing it which I’m not sure if I find it impressive because he was very young. Now he’s not playing that much (not because of me 🙂 ), it’s because he’s missing a real team (poor guy).
So these are a few things about being a GGF and having a GBF. Don’t be like me and judge from the beginning. It doesn’t have to become your hobby just accept it and some day it’ll maybe be funny and relaxing for you, too.
Smol & Big