A Labour of Nerdly Love

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~ SOME PEOPLE really don’t ‘get’ the massive popularity of video games.

The following YouTube links are a movie composed of pieces of the fantasy video-game Skyrim (2011), assembled into a feature-length film. It must have taken forever.

This may help you non-gamers understand the craving in so many souls– especially those of young men– to be part of The Story, to fight for good against evil, to be a bold and brave hero, to overcome the odds.

Skyrim is still hugely popular in 2017, thanks to the amazing community of mod-makers, who have updated and added to the game in ways which make it so much better than it ever was.

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A dragon in Skyrim (one of many) who would like to have you over for dinner.

Seeking The Things

In a past blog-entry– partly on Rebel.com— I discussed how a society of doubt, where believing in the good and the true and the holy is discouraged, damaged and distracts the souls of people who want to be good, and to the right thing. Most of us do not want to be villains, losers, or hapless minions. Perhaps this is some of the power behind malignancies like Social Justice Warriorism, radical feminism, and ANTIFA thuggery– seeking a way to stand up and stand out, although in the wrong way and not for the highest things.

Truth be told, the diversion of virtue and courage into the soft pleasure-seeking of easy video games is not the best for anyone– these are entertainments only– but they point to something true about people we seek in the playground, the back-yard, anywhere knightly kids play games, and fight play-dragons, and rescue the weak.

Islam has this figured out with the spending of the lives of young men in the great quest known as Jihad– our own sick society has damned crusading, mocked knightly virtue, ridiculed faith & sacrifice, and exalted a cowardly conformity as the highest good. Yawn.

Seek the higher things!

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