Like most geeks, I get obsessions. Mine mostly involve computer games or a long book series, and for some odd reason, science fiction and fantasy doesn't come in any other variety but 5+ book trilogies. The problem is that when I get an obsession, it is an obsession--I wind up putting off absolutely everything non-critical (like eating) for long periods of time in order to satisfy said obsession. I've developed a term for this: "eating my soul". Thus, "Rome Total War is eating my soul" means that I find it difficult to do anything not absolutely urgent when instead I can go show that arrogant Senate who's the true Son of Mars.