My dark little secret | September 10, 2003

It's funny how peoples pasts comes back to haunt them. You file your dark little secrets away in a distant corner of your mind, hoping nobody will ever find out. Yet they always creep out in the end. Some things are just impossible to hide.

It started when I was 12 or 13, although luckily it didn't have hold of me for too long. My big brother got me into it as is often the case. Him and all of his University mates were doing it and it seemed so cool at the time. How little did I know the social stigma that would later become attached to such a thing. I was the first person in my school to get hooked but soon everybody was doing it, from the school bully to the class nerd. I started out just using the bare basics, but quickly wanted more. I needed more variety to keep me interested and ended up spending all my money on exotic paraphernalia.

However after a while I realized the error of my ways and exchanged my former adiction for more healthy teenage pursuits (fashion, music, girls and drinking). However I've never really faced up to those dark times, and as admission is the first step to recovery, I'm going to lay bare my sole and hope you can forgive me.

My name is Andy, and I used to play Dungeons & Dragons.

Now I thought I'd left this demon safely in my past, but I recently downloaded a demo game from Mac Game Files and found myself secretly enjoying it. I'm not a big computer games player. I only own 2 games, Medal of Honour and Jedi Knight 2, but today went out and bought a third. That's right. I've let Dungeons & Dragons back into my life, and bought a copy of Neverwinter Nights. I just hope to god my girlfriend doesn't find out.

Posted at September 10, 2003 4:17 PM


Sharif said on September 12, 2003 4:03 AM

It’s OK…everyone experiments at some point in their life, myself included. The important thing is that you realized you had a problem, before it really took over. ;-)

Tim said on September 12, 2003 8:52 AM

It’s weird how these things start to interest you again when you get to a certain age (late 20s/early 30s?). My name’s Tim. I used to be a train-spotter ;)