I don't really think someone who considers themselves a "gamer" calls old gaming "vintage;" more so classic gaming. Vintage to me sounds like its in the 50's like Pong or arcade Donkey Kong. I enjoy classic video gaming. I still have my NES and I also emulators to play the SNES games including home brews and japanese versions.
I volunteer for the place I work at BPOE (elks.org) and my local police department as a reserve officer. I was in college but just stopped going to go to work. Now unfortunately I see I need to go back for a real career. But its just hard for me. Some people know what they want to do and they do it, but me on the other hand has so many ideas but nothing concrete.
I'm blunt with everyone, I stopped giving a crap what people think of me and how I operate. I know who I am and what I like. If they don't like me or whatever, thats on them. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. I'd rather be single forever then be with someone who doesn't respect me for being me. An example the one question on here was something about playing video games for eight hours or more, and an answer was that person is a loser. So if I'm a loser thats fine; at least when I die, I know I enjoyed my life. I'd rather play video games all day then be addicted to crack or be a workaholic, missing all people around me.
I have a disability and it is I have no *zero* depth perception. The brain cell that controls DP is missing from birth. It is not fixable. I can't drive (safely). Motorcycles or go karts, vehicles I can see all around I'm fine with but any blind spots or places I cant see I can't judge them. Its even harder in traffic. Knowing where the back and front start and end is impossible. Its hard for normal seeing people let alone me. I've never had my DL. I also can't play sports, watch 3D movies or anything else requiring depth perception. I can shoot targets as long as they stand still; but once their mobile its really hard. Even in video games (like using sniper rifles) I have to take a couple shots to see where they hit and remember that to compensate for the mechanics.
People don't understand what they can't physically see. People with disabilities that are visible the seem to understand or at the very least have a conception of but mine its like their heads exploded.
I'm a realist, I hope for the best but plan for the worse. I don't want pity or anything like that, somethings in life suck but others are great. I'm just glad I wake up everyday let alone anything else that happens. I'd rather live life broken then live it without any problems and be miserable because I'm what society wants. EFF that.
Listen, I'll always support the people I care about. I'll always push them to succeed and reach their goals. I'm always the one building others self-esteem and confidence and when they are high enough, they get rid of me. I get it and I've accepted it. I don't have alot, I can't drive and I still live at home. Most people call that being a loser, because their lives worked out the way society wanted it to; and hey I'm really happy for them. But my question is why can't people accept me for how my life is?