Jesper‘s got three weeks left of his PhD grant and is in that zone where everything is connected, and even procrastination is weirdly productive:
[Playing Virtua Tennis] was meant to be a pure waste of time, but Iíve already written about how Virtua Tennis is a stylized simulation of real tennis in that many aspects of the real sport have been removed: You canít leave the court; the player automatically positions himself for a smash. And is it cheating to quit a game in career mode if itís not going well or should you play it to the end?
I remember that! Not the tennis game as such, but everything linking up, the glow of it, the insanity of how everything, no, really, everything, becomes relevant to what you’re writing.
Oh, that is so familiar – I’m right in the middle of it.