March 12, 2017 · 8:12 pm
I climbed up a mountain until every muscle in my body ached. I collapsed and camped out while waiting for a blizzard to pass before I could continue. Then I set out for the mountain peak. I nearly froze, but I reached the top feeling full of joy as I planted my flag. From the peak, I surveyed the land around me: I saw the highs and lows of the world. Yet I didn’t see my memory card. Then I climbed down and even rolled down the mountain for a while after tripping without getting a scratch on me.
I wandered far away until I reached verdant hills and unspoiled skies. I saw trees above and below me in a beautiful valley. I looked high and low in the valley but couldn’t find my Nintendo memory card.
I left the valley for more exotic lands. There were no more trees and no more frosty mountain peaks to scale. Cold winds would no longer hold me back or turn me into a snowman. In place of mountains, I found tall pyramids and mounds of sand. The hot sand stung my feet and made me wish I could majestically soar above the desert instead of trudging through it on foot. I reach the tallest pyramid with toasty soles, and I scanned all around me. But I still couldn’t find it.
Has anyone seen my Nintendo memory card? I’ve lost my video game memories.
Have you ever lost a memory card or the save files for a video game you loved, and what was your experience like?
December 28, 2014 · 2:08 pm
Super Mario Bros is a good game because you get to save a princess.
Mario goes on a journey to save her. He jumps so much and picks up shiny coins. Jumping and collecting coins is fun. Jumping on bad guys is also fun.
Sometimes Mario jumps, falls and disappears. Where did he go? Do you know? I don’t. Tell me. Come on!
Then he comes back and everything is great. I get to play the game again.
It looks so good. There are flying turtles and mushrooms. I wonder if they taste good? Does Mario cook them?
You have to move forward to reach the end of the world. Fireballs burn. Run! Run! I hid in a pipe for a moment to escape them.
Then I found the princess because my big brother helped me. Mario loves her and saves her from a bad guy. Do they get married?
This game is fun if you like to jump.
P.S. Time for my nap.
By Adam age 10?
Anyway, to write this post, I channeled my inner child. When that didn’t work, I traveled back in time with a certain device to write with my childhood self.
Nah, I tried to imagine how the ten-year old me would write a post about video games. You read the result, but I have no memory of how I wrote as a child. It’s a guess.
Have you ever tried to write like your childhood self? Did you ever write anything about video games as a child? Are you willing to share and embarrass — maybe — yourself?