1. I am sleep deprived and slightly delusional because of it.
2. I feel that there is an elemental of nihilism in consumerism, at least for my own personal consumerist trends. I am, for instance, thinking of buying a new laptop (because my current one really is not functioning right on a /mechanical/ level anymore and I don't think it can be repaired). I would like to get a laptop that can run Crusader Kings 2. I don't think I will really play CK2 that much, partially because of time, partially because I don't have much of an attention span, and partially because I have no inclination to move my desktop (which runs XP and is very useful for legacy stuff that doesn't work on 64 bit OSes) elsewhere, meaning I don't really have anywhere I could use the laptop anyway.
I like getting gifts for people, because I can afford to now and that... it really feels good to give. But I feel inclined to buy stuff now partially because I have a good income base, and partially because I... really wonder what I'm doing. I'm 25. What's the difference between 25 and 15? I live in my own apartment but my hobbies haven't changed much, and I still spend eight hours a day doing very menial things -- only now I'm getting paid for it in money instead of more abstract things like knowledge and experiences.
4. wrt RPGamer list, JRPGs are not a subgenre. The JRPG is a /school of thought/ that encompasses certain game design styles and tropes. You can have JRPGs that are action RPGs or dungeon crawlers or open-world games, much like you can have WRPGs that are action RPGs or dungeon crawlers or open-world games.
5. Every time I think "I miss my dogs", in reference to the two that died this fall, I stop myself and remind myself that I don't and stating that I DO miss them is a conditioned response that I am expected to have, but not something that I am feeling.
6. Some pithy but irrelevant comment on Gravity's RainbWHAT FUCKING DAY IS IT