Just remembered what I thought was in my drafts but wasn’t:
Video games oN dRuGs StOrIeS
- Starting off with something totally legal, it’s so legal you can even buy it with foodstamps! Cacao! The first time I drank 3 big scoops of cacao power in water with some liquid stevia, I was totally vibing. I got further in Akumajou Dracula X68000 than ever before, without losing a single life! I was probably just having a good day, cacao’s effects are mostly subtle, but at a higher dosage and having very little tolerance, it filled me with energy!
- Before Gardening on Salvia guy became a pre-meme internet sensation and subjected most of the internet to Salvia for the first time, I tried playing Super Mario 64 on Salvia. I knew where my dad kept his Salvia stash so I snuck a hit. The results were similar. I was totally checked out, lying on my back in front of my n64 controller. When I came to, Mario had also been lying down beside me, dreaming of spaghetti.
- When high on LSD, intending to play Link’s Awakening, I was easily distracted and quickly lost interest. The visuals where subdued when looking at my gameboy compared to looking at organics like the sky or trees.
- Now here’s my personal favorite for gaming, Ketamine. I played Rez on K and it was a match made in heaven. K had me centered on the game in a whole new way, unlike other disassociatives. K has me vibing with anything highly technological.
(Most of these are from when I was a teenager experimenting with drugs. Nowadays I’ve settled down and like to have control over my brain, and avoid any possible risk of imprisonment– sticking to tea, coffee, alcohol and weed. I consider any time I learned something to be a good experience, and, well, I don’t have much to glean from substances anymore. I’ve never been one to use them for parties, more like personal exploration of the psyche.)