I am a Gamer
Posted on Friday, March 2 2012 @ 22:35:17 PST
I'm 28 years old, I've been playing video games since I was 6. I started on the Atari, then a Nintendo, and it went on from there. Do you know what I've done in my time? Let me tell you.
I've saved Kingdoms, I've battled dragons, I've brought down evil tyrants, I've flown through the galaxy in a myriad of badass ships. I've shot weapons that haven't been built, I've cut monsters spawned from the underground with chainsaw bayonets. I've slept with possibly hundreds of men, women, and perhaps an alien or two. I've swung swords, I've smashed boulders with hammers, I've collected Rupees, and assembled the Tri-Force. I've solved mysteries, I've traveled in time, I've seen dinosaurs and I've seen ninjas, sometimes at the same time. I've been a Ninja, I've eaten Power Pellets, I've jumped over pits, I've raced cars across tabletops while dodging apples and coffee cups. I've been to Rome, I've delved the genetic memories of my Ancestors, and I've even gotten to talk to famous inventors and philosophers.
I've gotten to pilot Mecha, I've saved the galaxy from a race of religious aliens. I've wandered the wastelands of DC, I've shot mutants, and high-tech soldiers. I've saved the Princess; I've been friends with a little dude wearing a mushroom hat. I've defeated Kefka, and I've brought down Sephiroth. I've been a lone soldier on a snowy island, I watched as a towel was laid across the face of a female sniper, I shed tears as the wolves howled their beautiful song. I've been The Batman; I've sailed across rooftops, and beat up 30 thugs at once.
I've participated in tournaments, where I’ve ripped off heads and torn out hearts. I’ve seen Wolverine face off against Ryu. I’ve been to Japan, I’ve been to Tokyo. I’ve been to Russia, England and France. I’ve survived the zombie apocalypse, I’ve survived the super virus, I’ve fought bandits with make-shift weaponry. I’ve battled zombies on an island, in a mall, and a dozen other locations. I’ve seen mutants, I’ve seen demons. I’ve been a Mutant, and a demon. I’ve been a pirate, I’ve sank ships from the East India Trading Company. I’ve traversed beautiful alien worlds, and saw sights you wouldn’t believe. I've walked through breath-taking underwater cities, battled with hulking humanoids in diving suits, and rescued little girls, I've got plasmids, so back off, would you kindly?
I’m the Dovakhiin, and the Nerevarine.
Hell, I’ve even owned a Lemonade Stand.
I am a gamer, and this is my world.