Is it normal to have a phobia of glitches?
So, I’ve seen other people talk about this before, but not in the way I experience it. Most people will say that when they have a video game glitch fear, they describe models spazzing out, models without the faces and only the eyes and teeth, or polygons clipping everywhere.
For me, none of that gets a reaction. I feel like I’m the only one that fears 2-D glitches instead. Stuff like the Pac-man 256 glitch, or a bunch of full-screen meltdowns in the earlier Pokemon games.
The one that almost made me cry once was a glitch in a Game Grumps video: Mappy-Land. (Search it if you’re interested, it’s about a minute into the video.) I actually felt my skin crawling as I watched the screen get engulfed with patterns of numbers and gibberish pixels.
I’m not even sure why I have this phobia. I’m gen z, so I mostly grew up with 3-D modeled games and have never had a traumatizing incident involving encountering glitches in my past.
If anyone else has this, please let me know! I feel quite alone in this struggle against something so silly.