So I figured I’d justify the “#1” in the previous post by posting another VGSTPimH (next-level acronym, hater). This one’s not a happy one. I was woefully reminded of this theme as I attempted to register for winter classes here at RIT. As a freshman, I was essentially a tertiary scavenger, below even the lowest of course-seeking vultures. I scrounged for enough classes to barely qualify as a full-time student. Even after acquiring a few classes, the ending was bittersweet. I was left feeling powerless and defeated.
All the while, the song of failure echoed in my mind. This track probably isn’t very well-known, but I remember it: the theme of mission failure from Front Mission 3. It isn’t like other game over themes I’ve heard. The game doesn’t try to forcefully drive home the fact that you failed. Rather, the feelings of inadequacy creep in, slowly becoming more prominent as you watch your situation steadily deteriorate.
Sometimes life hits hard, and you lose. Just remember to get back in your Wanzer and try again.