EFFIE BATEMAN | Lifestyle | Contact
After having a couple of tough weeks, local woman Layla Runcorn finds herself turning towards her familiar friends again – her comfort show (The Vampire Diaries) and her strange annual fixation, The Sims.
Though her computer could barely handle any more disk space, seeing as it sounded like a plane taking off every time she turned it on, Layla knew the only way she could pretend she had a semblance of control over her life was to control the lives of little simulation people and live vicariously through them – which in yesterday’s seven hour session, including getting married, having multiple affairs, becoming an A list movie star and finding a lot of cool fossils.
Having accumulated a couple of expansion breaks during her last mental breakdown, Layla has added a couple more this time, seeing her combined total spent on the sims coming to roughly $150. Though weirdly, the more money she spent on the game, the less enjoyable it became.
It’s likely this addiction will end abruptly after just a few days, where Layla will open up the game and swiftly exit after just ten minutes, and return to mindlessly scrolling through Tik Tok instead.
More to come.