Paper Fox's Brief History of Games- Vol. 1: Metal Gear Solid 3
I blame the chicken burger.
I'd had a cavity in my back tooth for a while, and after biting into a chicken burger* and feeling the sharp, horrible pain of an exposed nerve, I finally decided to stop stalling and go and see a dentist. One appointment later and I was booked in for dental surgery to have the offending back tooth pulled out, along with all 4 of my wisdom teeth. Once the surgery was completed and the numbness went away and my face no longer resembled a squirrel storing nuts in their puffy little cheek-pockets**, I was left with one week of nothing to do. Up until this point, my gaming life had mainly consisted of arcade fighters and beat-em-ups. I was still very fond of gaming, but I was growing gradually bored of the "mash x to kill bad guy" mechanic that dominated these genres. I wanted something fresh, something
One of my biggest fears (third only to wasps and balloons*) is that there will come a point in my lifetime when I will no longer be able to play video games. It's a hobby that has quietly manifested itself over the past few years, to the point where gaming is as important to me as cake is to a fat child**. To know that one day I physically won't be able to play games anymore depresses me, so I've decided to delve deep into my brain-tank and make a record of my favourite games and gaming moments.
Maybe one day I can look back on it all when I'm old and grey and remember those times with fondness. And maybe other people will read what I've written and realise that gaming is a legitimate medium for entertainment; not just for children, not something to be ashamed of liking. Maybe people will realise that video games are just as capable of making people feel joy, sorrow, anger and a million
My Dearest, Please do not apologise for the lateness in your last letter, as you are aware I myself have taken too long to reply to you. The reason for my delay is a rather grave one. My beloved, I have some terrible news. Due to the insufferable weather in this god-forsaken country, I hoped to cool down my person by taking a nice quiet dip in the towns lake. I had submerged myself for no longer than a few minutes when I felt a sharp stinging sensation around my right ankle. Without warning I was dragged under water! I managed to stuggle my way back to the surface and gasp for much needed air, when it happened again! I was thrashing about like a nutter, trying to pry loose whatever had entrapped me. I kicked hard with my free foot and suddenly I was free! I swam towards the shoreline, but as I came within an inch of safety I was yanked back into the deep water. I was spun around and what
It all started with an invitation that read: Halloween Party! Fancy Dress!
I thought it would be absolutely awesome; a fantastic excuse to dress tarty and get away with it. And I really struggled with my costume choices too. What on earth should I dress as? Slutty Ninja? Slutty Scientist? Slutty Zombie? In the end I chose to be a Slutty Bride, complete with veil, bouquet and a tiny white dress. My friend, who would be accompanying me (lets just call her Wartzilla), decided on an “Evil Fairy” costume, although in reality all this meant was her dressing all in black with a clothes hanger taped to her back and a generous amount of glitter everywhere.
So with our costumes complete, off we went for a night of fun and adventure. We arrived at the house and were greeted at the door by a portly ginger haired man, dressed in black pants and brandishing a large plastic axe. “Hello girls! Good to see
My boyfriend and I really love Pokemon. We both play the game (I have Pearl, he has Diamond) a fair bit during the week. We have a lot of fun when we play; I guess you could say it’s our guilty pleasure. We don’t live together, and as such are only really able to trade on weekends, as that is usually the only time I get to see him. When we do get together, we mostly get the urge to trade at night, but we usually have to turn our DSs right down so as not to arouse the suspicion of his parents.
This weekend my boyfriend’s parents went out for a drive, so we were all alone. Finally we could play and trade as loud as we wanted! I was really happy because my Aunt Florence had dropped by on Monday. Aunty Flo is a regular visitor, but I still had to keep her company and as a result I could not play at all during the week.
So having the house to ourselves, we whipped out our DSs and began to play
So I just bought Scribblenauts today, and I'm impressed. I played though the first stage and then got too wrapped up in discovering just how many weird creatures I could create. I've already spawned the following:
Abraham Lincoln Chupacabra Cthulhu Roflcopter Doo Rag Ceiling Cat NeoGaf (no Neoseeker, aw) Medusa Low Rider Philosoraptor Large Hadron Collider Long Cat Rick Astley and (strangely) All Your Base Are Belong To Us
So it's clear that the Scribblenauts guys love their memes, which had me really amused. I'm just incredibly glad "goatse" didn't make the vocabulary.
Music: I'm continuing my girly music obsession with Lisa Mitchell and Regina Spektor this month. Lisa Mitchell's Wonder is such a great album, full of wonderful (heh heh) songs that I can't help but sing along to. "Laughing With" is one of Regina's songs that I've fallen in love with. She has the ability to write some of the most quirky and meaningful lyrics I've ever heard. At the other end of the spectrum is The Bloody Beetroots and their album Romborama. The music is crazy electro, which has a tendency of getting stuck in your head. "Awesome" and "Warp 1.9" are on high rotation, resulting in me yelling out "WOOP WOOP!" at random intervals.
Games: I've made it my goal to finish Phoenix Wright: And Justice For All by the weekend. Not that it's a bad game or anything like that, but because I've been playing it sporadically for over a month now and I'm itching to get stuck into The World Ends
Original text: Currently my total for this challenge is around 123,000 collected roses. The rate of collection is roughly 10,000 roses per hour, so I estimate that I’ve already dropped just under 12.5 hours into this challenge, but it actually seems like a damn lot more. So, with 877000 roses to go, it will take me a further 88 hours to complete. Will I be able to accomplish this goal by the end of the year? I’m hoping so, but only time will tell.
Translated into Dutch, then back again: At present my total for this challenge is 123,000 rozen collected around. The tariff of search is roughly speaking 10,000 rozen per hour, so that I already value that I net under 12.5 you in this challenge have decreased, but it seems in fact more as a cursing parties. Thus, with 877000 rozen to will, it will complete me once more 88 hours to take. I this aim at the end of the year am able realise? I hope on
Momenteel is mijn totaal voor deze uitdaging rond 123.000 verzamelde rozen. Het tarief van inzameling is ruwweg 10.000 rozen per uur, zodat schat ik dat ik reeds net onder 12.5 u in deze uitdaging ben gedaald, maar het schijnt eigenlijk meer als een vloekpartij. Zo, met 877000 rozen om te gaan, zal het me nog eens 88 te voltooien uren nemen. Zal ik dit doel tegen het eind van het jaar kunnen verwezenlijken? Ik hoop slechts de tijd zal het leren zo, maar.
Dear Santa, I know it's only the beginning of September, but I figured this would be the perfect time to let you know what I would like for Christmas, you know, so you can prepare and stuff. These are the things I would like, if you can only get one of the following then that's ok, im not fussy ^_^
1- A Big Daddy costume. 2- My own Tardis. 3- A Hippogriff. 4- A GPS unit pre-programmed with the voice of either Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Snoop Dogg or Mr. T. 5- A teleporter.
As I have been quite a good girl this past year I find this list to be quite reasonable. I had ordered a Tardis online before, but unfortunately when it arrived it didn't function properly. I know you'll be able to get a hold of one that actually works; I trust you Santa.