Splitkick: When trying to find motivation to write an article, I find vodka to be the best medicine. The subtle taste and light burn accompanied with some sweet tea sends a wave of nostalgia over my senses. If I sit with a glass for a long enough period of time, I start to remember my long nights of doing this grind once over. I’d have to wait until midnight to start games, and with work looming just a few hours a way, I’d play into the night. Fast forward to the present where I’ve been doing the same thing, but this time with more vigor and a far more challenging goal: Gladiator.