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I am an NPC.

by spoiledsoup

“Non playable character.” Or to be more accurate, an AI. An artificial intelligence, played by the game or computer itself. No personality. They’re only there to add little elements to the lives of everyone around it, perhaps to make their gaming more difficult or to allow them to open a new door. I am fully aware I just used a gaming metaphor, and now you know how much of a nerd I am. Not that I am a gamer girl or anything, the only game I’ve played in years is sims. I’m just an idiot kid out of high school with no friends, no skills, no personality, no future. I am an NPC. I am empty.

Shiiiit. Now that I’ve written that, I feel all dark and selfish. I just started to rant and that happened. that happened. i don’t even have enough anger to make a real rant, there’s no emotion anywhere in me any more. nice first post, huh?

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vpalexander 7/16/2012 - 12:27 pm

I love it. 🙂 I’ve heard of people with solipsism, but this is like the very opposite. But the NPC’s all have such weak AI that they are subject to pure determinism. You at least have the illusion of free will, unfated action. You could kick the very next guy right in the balls and I bet it would take him totally by surprise. I think a lack of emotion is worrisome when accompanied by cruelty to animals or the torture of younger siblings; otherwise it may be a sound defense against all the…well…dumbfuckery.

FakeSmile 7/16/2012 - 12:31 pm

Your post was fine.

Nobody here is perfect. Most of us spell like crap and cannot express what the f___ we are even feeling.

WELCOME.

orangish 7/16/2012 - 12:32 pm

You should play Albion. It’s a really old-school game with poor graphics, but the story is freaking awesome. Plus, there’s one NPC you can use to cheat the system and get an infinite number of healing potions. That NPC saved my life, man.

louise50 7/16/2012 - 1:00 pm

Hey, I liked your post spoiledsoup. Like that username too! The metaphor (of the NPC) is an interesting one. And I like the way you said ‘now i feel all dark and selfish’. Maybe you should write more spoiledsoup? Bw, Zoe

Admiral of The Fleet 7/16/2012 - 1:35 pm

Sounds like you have a personality to me. The none playable characters can be interesting. I’m a veteran gamer, so I know.

VacatedHappiness 7/16/2012 - 6:40 pm

Well, the NPC’s can be essential to a game, without them other people would be helpless and useless at certain parts of a game. Seriously though, I can only relate to the hollowness and apathy, and I hope you find an answer soon.

Perfectionisms Mistress 7/16/2012 - 9:25 pm

Hey, a rant is a rant. I thought it had emotion. Even though it’s pretty sad, and I hate to think you feel this way, but you’ve got really good writing skills. I hope things get better!

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