People might say I talk on and on about video games until I fall down and fall asleep.
They might be right and this time I’m gonna change.
I’m not going to mention those words once…starting now.
But–gosh–you know I tend to babble on like a brook.
There’s no room for others’ small thoughts
sometimes I even interrupt myself during a…Wait! What’s that sound?
Oh, just a bird
Because my voice drones on about leveling up as if nothing happened.
People hear all about what it’s like
to stay up until the birds start chirping
while I save the universe with a controller in my hand and my eyes magnetized toward a screen.
They don’t want that.
They don’t want me to talk about extra lives or one ups.
Forget game over screen and difficultly settings.
“They are too violent and bloody”
“They warp your mind.”
Others don’t want to hear about speed runs or how you charged through a hail of bullets without a scratch or splinter.
Zombies and shovels are in, right?
Oh, can’t mention them, sorry.
New consoles and specs that make grains of sand visible
You better believe that’s unmentionable
Oh well, at least they let me play, even if I can talk about it.
There! I did it. I didn’t babble on endlessly, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t mention video games, right?
This silly post started with a simple idea: I would promise not to talk about something and then spend the entire post discussing it—in a roundabout way.