Phew, this one’s a little easier…
Storm Badge: What is your favorite video game?)
You would think this would be a hard question. By all rights, it SHOULD be a hard question. I’ve been gaming since I was four years old. I can’t count the number of games I’ve played, and I could try to count the number of games I love but I’d end up forgetting a few and getting confused and giving up and playing video games. However, there is a failsafe:
The only game I have ever played that is like Earthbound is Mother 3, and they’re honestly less similar than you’d think (I still need to play Mother, I know, I know). I would probably say that Mother 3 is actually the better game, but it just doesn’t mean as much to me. Way, way before I ever played it, I remember reading about it in Nintendo Power and wishing for years I could find a copy. And I did, eventually—out of the blue, used, in 2000, in the middle of one of the worst periods of my life. My sister had been in a car accident and broken pretty much everything, except cartoon logic (it literally knocked her freaking socks off). My mom was staying with her at the hospital, an hour and a half away, and I was losing my mind with stress, missing school, getting driven back and forth every other day. On one of those trips my father took me by Gamestop, and it was there. I remember the surprise of seeing it, of having it in my hand.
And I remember things changing overnight.
It was still a sucky situation. But it was different somehow. Instead of sitting by my sister’s bed in uncomfortable silence, I was yelling “YOU HAVE TO PLAY THIS WHEN YOU GET BETTER YOU GET MUSHROOMS ON YOUR HEAD THAT MESS UP YOUR CONTROLS AS A STATUS AILMENT”. Instead of feeling neglected because no one remembered to go shopping, I was making EARTHBOUND FOOD out of what was left in the house (white bread + shredded cheese + deli ham + raspberry jelly = meal of choice). It made the difference.
That was the first time of many Earthbound’s helped me through a rough spot in my life, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. If I show someone the Mr. Saturn tattoo on my ankle and they think it’s stupid, it’s okay. I’m just sorry they don’t know enough to understand.
Dynamo Badge: What is your favorite TV show?)
I kind of answered this already with Megan’s query (MST3K foreveeeeeeeeer), so I’ll go with favorite animated TV show since she forbid those.
Admit it, you thought I was serious for a second.
Okay, yeah, I like MLP, I’ll admit it, but as far as animated shows on the air right now, it’s definitely a strong and clear
because seriously, this show is effin’ amazing. It just is. Check it.
I don’t have the time to consider shows that have gone off the air. Like, ever. Too hard, man, too hard.
Answering the last one after dinneeeeer sorry