So, I've been thinking. This M3 Diary thing. I was doing some math the other night. I'm not sure, when I planned this fun little adventure out, that I really realized the scope of this undertaking.
I have written 10 recaps. As you have seen, they are not small recaps.
Problem: I'm literally only 2 hours into the fucking game. I know this because I have set a timer each time I play. This does not include the time it takes to actually WRITE the recaps. Insert the pictures, etc. This is an RPG, which means I have at LEAST 50-75 hours worth of playing to be done here. Which means I estimate I will have at LEAST 48 hours to go. So we'll go with the EXTREMELY optimistic estimate of 50 hours to complete the game. Now let's do some math.
2 hours of play = 10 recaps = 5 recaps per 1 hour of play
48 more hours of play * 5 recaps per hour of play = 240 MORE RECAPS
Yeah, so let me just say right now - that's not going to fucking happen.
I could shorten them by taking out the saracasm and rage, sure, but what fun would that be? So at this point, one of two things will happen. Either I will recap this game, just much more slowly, or, I'll just get so burnt out on it that I will erase the recaps from the site and deny vehemenently that they ever existed.
I will say this for the game - it's somewhat entertaining. BUT I don't think it's a game that's good enough to play unless I DO recap it, due to the game's possibly-but-probably-not-intentional absurdity.
Think about it. In the game, I'm about to fight a half-cyborg-moose. If I didn't recap that, then that absurdity just goes into my head. And if I don't share it, that absurdity has nowhere to go and it stays in my head.
The medical community doesn't know why anyone gets an annurism. It's when a blood vessel bursts in the brain for no apparent reason.
There's a reason.
So I'll fight the cyborg moose and it will blow up the mountain or something. I don't let that information out of my head, and 2 days from then I'm found dead in my bathroom with blood coming out my ears.
Whatever. Nobody flip if the recaps slow down a bit. All I'm saying.
By the way, the season is coming to an end at the end of the month. I believe I will leave the cliffhanger with the cyborg moose as my jumping off point for the Season 1 M3 recaps. I'll pick it up in Season 2. Probably. Maybe. Probably not. I know the suspense is killing all of you. Just try to be patient.
You know what - if it's the recapping that people like, then how about I recap something else. Something LESS involving. A movie? A show? Something like that? (Cue sarcastic comments recommending that I recap War & Peace.)
Leave some comments and I'll consider the options.
Regardless of what happens, I do really appreciate all of you who've enjoyed the M3 Diary. I've actually gotten e-mails and Facebook messages from people who check them out. Traffic has been up. It's been cool. I've enjoyed them as well. They're some of the only articles I've ever written myself that I can actually read and laugh at. It's just too much fucking work.
Our first season of the new site is coming to an end in 23 days...