The Doctor and The Digging

As previously mentioned, I tend to throw myself into TV shows and video games and marathon through things. I watched the entire reimagined series of Battlestar Galactica in a little over a week. I beat The Last of Us in three days.

Doctor-Donna friends!

Doctor-Donna friends!

And then I discovered Doctor Who. I latched onto the modern series and refused to let go. I watched all 7 seasons on Netflix in under a month, and then started again – and kept going. Usually, standard protocol is to watch an entire series without rest, restart it, and get bored before I’ve rewatched the first season (like I did most recently with BSG and Chuck), but not so with The Doctor – as I near the two month mark, I’m about to wrap up Season 7 for the second time. And after that ends and I’m caught up with Season 8, I’ll probably start again. Which I’m okay with – I’ll get to see Ninth Doctor with Rose again, and the Tenth Doctor with Donna (who might be my favorite companion).

This was all fine and dandy – what’s one unhealthy addiction to a fantastic British TV programme about a space-and-time traveling Doctor and his companion(s)? – until nathanthefake reintroduced me to Terraria.

A slightly less terrible house

A slightly less terrible house

You see, Terraria doesn’t have an end. I can’t marathon through it, beat the game in four days, and get on with my life. It’s a series of never ending digging and building terrible houses and more digging and fighting bosses and more digging and building incrementally less terrible houses and oh god it’s 2am why am i still digging. The last time I played, I sank 44 hours into it over the course of several weeks before burning out, uninstalling it, and swearing I’d never play it again. And then, five days and 12 hours of Terraria later, I’ve got two characters, each slaying zombies and strip-mining their own worlds.

But dealing with two addictions is new, much less two addictive things that I can do at the same time. At 8:30am this morning, I found myself with Terraria on one screen and S7E11 (Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) on the other.

Dig dig dig, oh hey the TARDIS is exploding

Dig dig dig, oh hey the TARDIS is exploding

I have a problem.

Well… two problems.

Comments

  1. I’m kind of jealous.