My Name Is Julius C.
I cleared Civilization IV
off of my computer last week so I could get some sleep. Like so many others before me, I had spent one night too many
playing the classic turn-based strategy game longer than I had intended. Its system of constant interlocking tiny rewards kept a steady stream of dopamine
flowing as I fiddled with medieval technology or tried to swing Catherine the Great to my side—and then suddenly the sun was shining
and the birds were singing
and I had to face a new day with nothing more than a triple shot between me and unconsciousness
So yes, Mr. Viral Marketing Website, I do have a problem. The cycle starts again on 9/21.
The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner and Paul Hughes.
A weekend of art, performance, readings, & more! Festival ends at Seattle's sexiest Halloween party.