Doom 2016 is a masterpiece, and playing it last night reminded me of something from when I did peer mentoring in college: I had one student who was really full of himself, and thought he was too good for the peer mentoring that was required for freshmen. He was also super conservative and religious and was super condescending about people who just clearly did not see the light and the truth and etc. etc.

Around that time I built a new gaming PC, and was replaying Doom 3 cranked to the max (this was ~08), and as a time-filler I was just talking video games and it came up. I described it being about killing demons and being fun, and he was like, "Why would you even want to play that???", like engaging with fucking Doom 3 was akin to devil worship. I just sorta awkwardly navigated through it to avoid getting into a debate. But internally it was very what-the-fuck.

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He transferred out of our program - and I think to a different university, even, because he was just Too Good For Us, and in retrospect, good fucking riddance. How can you go through life being that insufferable?

Anyways, fuck that guy, because Doom is the shit. In 100% seriousness, a lot of my career is in some way or another a result of just how much I love Doom. And now I'm playing Doom 16 and it makes me so happy!!!

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