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02:02 pm: Been annoyed for a long time at the perception of gamers in society and today I've been poking around, reading archives of Penny Arcade, and reading up on 1st class idiot Jack Thompson. A couple of things I read combined to inspire me to something I'm too lazy to actually do. I believe it was Jack Thompson that called certain video games "Murder Simulators" and claimed they were nothing more than a way to train people to commit murders in real life. By this logic my unbelievably awesome Dr. Mario skillz are translatable to real world doctorin' and will implant in my fragile little mind an unresistible urge to shovel pills down the throats of random strangers. I've also seen some people opine that the reaction against video games is something we've seen before in the reaction against rock n' roll and comic books: a knee-jerk reaction by older generations who don't get this new and 'scary' thing. Video games are eviiiiil because there is kiiillliiing in them. So I thought, hey, maybe we should put up a parody website decrying mystery novels. I mean, look at all the _death_. These lovely vicars and what not getting murdered, why, we're going to have loads of people slipping poison into tea and crazed vigilante grandmother's who think they're _really detectives_, wandering about crime scenes and trying to solve stuff. Unbelievable horrors! This was funnier in my head.

Current Mood: silly
Current Music: The Clash - Spanish Bombs

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From:hookersandgin
Date:November 30th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
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it was funny when i read it.
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From:imnotasaint
Date:December 1st, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
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This Jack Thompson person sounds like one of these grannies... on acid, speed and wearing a tea towel around his head.

I say they should include him as a character in Grand Theft Auto 25 or whatever.
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From:willendorf
Date:December 1st, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
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did you hear about the gamer guy who played for so long without gettig up for food, water or toilet that he DIED?

man. lol

And your post _was_ funny. I'd let you operate on me with your phat dr mario skills!

I'm random.
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From:xoraclex
Date:December 1st, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
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I dunno...Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland DID make me want to farm. I bought all sorts of plants, and started trying to grow a row of soybeans (didn't go so well). You can only imagine the mayhem that the Sims inspires me to.

Sometimes, I like to take an ill-adjusted family of 8, and build them a pool with a diving board but no ladder, and make them all swim til they die. Then get another family of 5 and do the same thing...then move in a sweet newlywed couple. I bury all the 13 dead people in the backyard, and watch the festivities as every morning at 1 a.m. all the spirits line up next to the bed, and argue with eachother for a chance to scare the sleeping couple. And then chase them back and forth through the house, in a screaming fun-fest.

Yeah...but I can't do that in real life, so maybe that was a bad example...
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From:willendorf
Date:December 7th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
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"Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland DID make me want to farm."

*laughs uncontrollably*
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From:xoraclex
Date:December 7th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
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You laugh, but that's only because it was too dark when you came over, for you to see the skeletal remains of my soybean empire!
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