So, like everyone else on the internet recently, I’ve been playing Skyrim. I also haven’t slept a lot recently. I’m sure that’s unrelated.

One Skyrim note: every NPC seems oddly eager to let you know that you’re in Skyrim. It’s as if I’m out with a friend at a bar and constantly say things like, “Man, America totally has palatable beer,” or “Wowza, we’re in America!”

Every time a character even utters the word “Skyrim” (roughly in the neighborhood of every five seconds) I cringe. You know that feeling you get when you see a movie, and someone says the movie title in a self aware, almost breaking the fourth wall kind of way? Imagine that, over and over and over again.

Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim… did I happen to mention Skyrim?