Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Wii & I (or, Me & the Wii, but that's grammatically incorrect)

     Acting on Neil Gaiman's advice, via @AdviceToWriters on Twitter, to use my blog for talking (technically impossible without turning it into a vlog, but he's Neil Gaiman and I'm not going to disagree.  No, that was not a disagreement in and of itself.  Shoosh.  I'm talking.) I thought I'd share something funny I learned about myself yesterday.

     I suck at Super Mario Bros.

     Just blatantly, out and out suck like a kid with a popsicle on a summer day.  It's embarrassing.  I actually thought to myself as I died for the third time at the hands of the first turtle-shelled duck creature to appear on the first level of the first world: it's a good thing nobody's here to see this.  And it really was.  After wasting three lives on the first duck turtle and one on the second scowling brown mushroom, I ejected the game disc and switched to Looney Tunes.  

     At least I made it to a checkpoint on that one.

     Thank heavens I rented these games first.  I figured I should see if I actually liked playing them before spending forty or fifty dollars to buy one because the pictures on the back of the case made the game look like fun.  So, Super Mario Bros. and Looney Tunes Acme Arsenal: outskies.  Next up: Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.  Hm.  I did purchase the Alice in Wonderland game, and so far I'm doing much better with that one.

     It gives me on-screen instructions.


  1. Animal Crossing is a blast! I highly recommend that one, especially if you want a game to relax with. Another great set are the Lego games...especially Lego Star Wars and Lego Harry Potter.

    No here's an odd question, do you have any video games that inspire you to write? Just curious. Mine would be Dragon Age: Origins and Fallout 3 (at least at the moment) :)

  2. So sorry it took me so long to comment back! Life was in the middle of craziness when you commented. Thank you for reading and leaving your thoughts!

    Ooh, Lego Star Wars, I must check it out! :)

    I would have to say my Ocean Blue World game makes me feel creative and contemplative; it makes me want to work on the Atlantis story I've been dreaming about writing for a long time. The Dragon Age game sounds intriguing from the title alone. :)


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