Don’t worry, I have tape.
“I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer in September of 2011. In October I started chemo, and soon found that just didn’t have the energy to go anywhere or do anything.
When Skyrim came out, it was my life saver, because I could escape and spend hours in this immersive world. Even if I didn’t have the energy to follow any quests, I would just “go for walks” around the landscape. Even just listening while someone else played felt soothing and meditative, because the music would lull me to sleep.
I sincerely thank the makers of Skyrim for helping me get through five and a half months of chemo, a mastectomy, and seven weeks of radiation.
It’s more than a year and a half later now, I’m (so far) cancer free… and I’m still playing Skyrim regularly.”
“Since Skyrim came out I’ve had the habit of playing obsessively for a few months at a time, burning out, and putting it aside for another month or two. Then suddenly one day I’ll become obsessed with trying a different play style and start the cycle all over again. I just picked it up again yesterday, about a week before finals start. I have such terrible timing!”
THIS IS MY LIFE