Reflective essay for EnglishThe aliens are keeping up a constant stream of plasma fire while I hide behind cover, and it's only now that I realise my rifle has ran out of ammunition; undaunted I tap Y to switch to a plasma rifle of my own and jump right back into the fray. Such is the life of a videogame character and (of course) the videogame player. Such is my own life, I'm an extreme videogame player (I say extreme because I'm not as obsessed as hardcore gamers), as a result I'm not exactly the most social of teenagers. Wasn't always like this though, I remember the days oh-so long ago before I moved away from the only real 'home' I had, back then the virtual gaming universe was unknown to me. Then, I was a good friend to have; nowadays I'm a social outcast.There are probably many reasons why I'm not a typical 17 year old, most obvious of which is that I, quite literally, shut myself away. If anybody wished to look for me the first place they would search would be my (false) sanctuary, my bedroom.