I asked the Grand Master Payal Jan Bug Dhar for a blog post idea and this is what she hath given me:
@moiraine Which game character would you be and why? Let the blogging begin!
— Payal Dhar (@payaldhar) August 12, 2016
This was a bit of tossup but I decided to settle on Max from Life is Strange. She was the third choice. Second choice was Chloe from the same game but, uh, to put it mildly, she has bad luck.
First, I look good in a bun. Although I guess the point of this exercise is that I would look like the character…so forget that first point.
Second, she can play guitar. As a struggling Rocksmith god I find this admirable.
Finally, and most importantly, she can rewind time. That is also frightening because playing with time is dangerous, and can apparently cause a nosebleed. And yet, oh how tempting it would be to say what you really feel, and if it completely backfires, just push rewind and try again.
You can ask out that hot guy or gal (*cough*Chloe*cough*), you can tell your boss to shove it, you can flip off that road rage enabling fool, you can try to cry your way out of a traffic ticket, etc. You could probably also do something good, I suppose. But playing with life and death is tricky. What if you save some old man and it turns out he’s a serial killer, and thanks to you, can now go on and kill a few more little girls?
Ultimately, although I feel playing god can only lead to tragedy, I am human for the most part and tempted just the same. Also, I would get to stare at Chloe, so, that evens out.