M3: Day... Fuck It

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...

B.@.D

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

This depresses me to no end. Will whatever Magic Island is cheer me up?

Anonymous said...

this is unacceptable. CONTINUE KILLING YOURSELF SLOWLY FOR MY ENTERTAINMENT!!!!

Anonymous said...

recap the bachelor. given your propensity to dislike reality tv, i can picture that being entertaining.

Anonymous said...

do big brother.

Anonymous said...

bachelor would be hilarious

Anonymous said...

am-idol

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Amazing Race

Anonymous said...

reality tv shows blow - if temptation island still existed, id be up for that

Anonymous said...

have to go with the bachelor

Jaderberri said...

Bachelor would be fun, but then that would mean I would have to watch it.
I think you are thinking way too much into this B.@.D, don't worry about the time and effort it takes to FINISH the game, rather do it until you don't feel like it anymore, and focus on the present enjoyments you are selflessly giving to our readers.

Anonymous said...

The one you will hate the most - America's Next Top Model

Anonymous said...

THE. HILLS.

B.@.D said...

You wouldn't have to watch it Jader - I'd recap it for you! In all my glory...

M3, yeah I am still going to play it, and recap it when I do, but it's going to slow down. A lot. If it continues at all. I'm not sure yet.

So people do like the reality TV idea... interesting. I'm going to put something up about this...

Anonymous said...

The Hills or The City - you would eat that shit up. Plus the chicks are smokin'

Anonymous said...

if its the hills thats almost over............ for good

There's a poll up on the sidebar now......

Mizzle said...

You want to re-cap reality shows? Is this like a guilty pleasure thing you are avoiding admitting?

Anonymous said...

Vote for big brother! it starts soon

B.@.D said...

No - recapping is fun, and I need something as absurd as a video game. A regular drama wouldn't do it. I need the genuine idiocy you can only find with real people on TV.

Dylf said...

....don't worry miz, like everything he does, B.@.D. won't see it through to the end.....

Mizzle said...

Very true Dylf, we should post something and continue this conversation in those comment boards so that B.@.D doesn't whore out the post count over our open discussions.

B.@.D said...

Don't pretend like you aren't fans boys.

I have a comment - so far there are ELEVEN votes for Big Brother. I just realized that was broadcast 3 nights a week. What the fuck? I wish someone had told me that BEFORE I put it on the poll as a choice.

No thank you. Please stop voting for that.

Anonymous said...

no dice BAD

Anonymous said...

No I want Bachelorete. It's lamer!

Anonymous said...

I want M3.......... sniff

Anonymous said...

where did the poll go...? we almost had bachelorette on top....