[I started texting Gordon Freeman to “catch up.” I’ve decided to be polite and not share his number or address on my blog.]
Me (April 2, 2009 3:10 pm): Gordo! How ya been, buddy!? It’s your ol’ pal, Adam. I haven’t heard a peep from you in years.
Me (April 2, 2009 3:11 pm): Hey, it’s been a minute since I sent my message. Did you get it?
Me (April 2, 2009 3:12 pm): Cause I’m still here… It’s cool though. I can wait.
Me (April 2, 2009 3:14 pm): Hey man, jus checkin’ if you got my three other messages. I can re-send them if you didn’t. Let me know.
Me (May 1, 2009 12:09 pm): Can I at least come by to play games?
Me (June 19, 2009 2 pm): Alright, it’s been a while, and I won’t lie: I was hoping to talk to you about something I’ve been looking forward to.
Me (August 13, 2009 11:00 am): I can’t believe you’d give an old friend the cold shoulder like this!
Me (December 7, 2009 10:26 am): You got some nerve ignoring me after all these years! And after all we fought through together? All I’m looking for is one thing. You know what I want.
Me (December 26, 2009 1 pm): Screw you, Gordon!
Me (March 22, 2010 6 pm): I’m so sorry for what I said to you in the supermarket the other day. I should have put the pineapple down and stopped screaming. You were so stoic in the face of my sojourn from sanity. I didn’t mean any of it. I wish I could take it back. I hope you’ll forgive me.
Me (March 22, 2010 12:30 am): I’ve just been under a lot of stress lately. I haven’t been myself. I got a lot on my mind and a lot I’m looking forward to.
Me (November 19, 2010 8 pm): Did you get the present I left you on your front doorstep? I’m not expecting anything for myself but I got another surprise for you… we’re neighbours now! 😀
Me (February 27, 2011 10 pm): Gordon, you hard at work on smthg?
Me (February 28, 2011 12:15 am): Got any new projects to announce?
Me (February 28, 2011 3:06 am): Please, Gordon, I’m dyin’ here, man! You got any leads for ol’ Adam?
Me (February 28, 2011 4:32 am): Okay, okay. I’ll give you 1 mill for some news about HL3. You know I’m good for it. So please tell me! And I won’t tell a soul.
Me (February 28, 2011 5:13 am): I’ll take ANYTHING man!!! Come on!!!!!
[Message from Cell Service Provider:] Click to view a report about the last message you wrote.
[My internal monologue at 5:15 am: What’s this? I knew you couldn’t stay mad at me! I knew you’d respond.]
[Message from Cell Service Provider:] The previous message to G. Freeman could not be delivered.
[My internal monologue at 5:17 am: Well, at least I didn’t embarrass myself.]
Me (February 29, 2011 7:03 pm): I was such a fool last night. I’m better than that.
Me (March 1, 2011 2 pm): I’m so sorry for my behaviour the other day. I lost it again. I think it’s best for both of us if I disappear for a while.
Me (October 1, 2017 4:16 pm): I’m much better and care free now! Thanks for asking.
Me (January 1, 2018 2:12 pm): Oh, I see what you’re doing ;). You’re playing that old game where you pretend not to know me. Well, two can play that.
Me (February 7, 2018 6 pm): … ???
Me (August 9, 2018 7:08 pm): You’re really good at this game, Gordon. You can give it up at any time now!
Me (April 8, 2019 5 pm): It’s my bday today! 😀 Any updates? 😉
2 responses to “Texting with Video Games Characters – Part III”
Well done, old chap.
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