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Hi, My Name Is GeeCee, And I’m A Screenshot Junkie

June 7, 2010

Last week I was cleaning out my hard drive, uninstalling games I won’t be playing anymore or in the next little while. Today, I took that a little it further and decided to clear out and back up my in-game screenshots as well. After all, nothing pisses me off more than losing all my folders including my captures when uninstalling or when a game makes you re-install (Age of Conan, I’m looking at you).

I’m big on screenshots if you haven’t noticed already, and I often joke that I’m a screenshot whore, but until I started transferring the image files over to my external hard drive, I had no idea just how out-of-hand I’ve gotten with my Prnt-Scrn-pushing habits. This morning, I moved over 2.65 GB worth of screenshots, about 3000+ images taken over the last couple of months across various games. I know I share a lot of them here to go along with my posts, but to be honest, I don’t think my blog has much to do with my obsession with screenies.

I’m just a complete shutterbug, and like taking pictures for lots of reasons. Maybe too many reasons. As a result, I end up taking screenshots of everything — stunning landscapes, cool poses, epic fights, special feats, peculiar sights, first kills, bugs and glitches, guild events, silly moments, serious moments, shocking moments, cute moments, fashion crimes and the list goes on and on and on. As you can see, it doesn’t take much to inspire me.

Obviously, not all of my thousands of screenshots are good enough to share. Occasionally, I’ll prune my folders to get rid of duds, but in general I do tend to keep them all even though it’s highly unlikely anyone I know outside the gaming community will have any interest in them, ever. But it’s worth it — every now and then, I look back at these frozen moments of game time, these little tokens of my trips through MMO worlds, and let the memories come flooding back…comparable to looking at albums of past vacations to exotic places.

Okay, I like a visual record of everything. I’m either overly sentimental, or it’s a manifestation of my mild obsessive compulsive disorder.