What ho, my Lusi-sprites.
Things have gotten to be a bit
professional ‘serious business’ around here as of late, so I thought it best if we strip away some of the pomp and pretense today. Never fear, Lane is here tomorrow to class this joint up again. In the meantime, though, let us all gather around for Sharing Time with Ginia. Nothing too heavy, nothing too serious, and let us try to avoid big words. I have had a long week, alright? So today I would like to post about some of the video game ‘things’ that I really wish were real. I will only list a few, and leave it to you guys to share more, whether they be serious or slightly less serious.
“Hi, can I have some free money?”
It was originally The Sims that brought this to mind, but of course it is true of most games, aside from grindy Asian grindfests. It is so much easier to earn money and make your way in the world of games. In the Sims, for example, if little Timmy wants to grow up to be an Astronaut, all he has to do is march his happy little self down to the local military installation and ask for a job. With minimal effort, in about a month he will be a fully-fledged Astronaut, and will be raking in the money faster than he can spend it. I sure wish that all I had to do to get a job was express an interest in it, and I sure wish that within a few months every entry level position would lead to a high-end, high-salaried position.
I also wish that I could find money and useful/valuable goods by cutting open pests and other critters, or by looking under rocks or in bushes. I searched under every bush in my yard, but none of them were concealing Rupees. Not one stinking Rupee, or bomb, or life heart. (please note, I am in no way encouraging any of you jokers to plant bombs near my house, we just painted the siding)
Moogles. They are just too gosh-darned cute for words. From their little pom-pom heads to their funny little wings, to their squeaky little “kupupo!”s, I adore everything about Moogles, and wish that they were real. I could have some cool dudes like Mog and Stiltzkin to hang out with, and some cute little generic Moogles about to do things like carry my stuff, or keep a journal of my daily affairs. Moogles, they are useful, adorable, and fun to be around. I love my dog, but I would trade her in for a Moogle any day. Plus, if Moogles were real, I could ask them what the evolutionary purpose of their little puffballs was.
“Welcome to (the real) Pleasantville”
Is it just me, or do videogames, especially RPGs, feature some of the most idealic, quaint, charming and adorable little towns and villages you can imagine? All equipped with a fine General Store, so it is not as if you are lacking in any conveniences. All of your neighbours are also a stone’s throw away, it is just that for some kooky reason, you all decided that one city block was really plenty of room for your town, no need to spread out into the vast expanses of empty lands between there and the next little blip of a town. These towns are just … adorable. Quiet, peaceful, everyone so friendly, everything is so clean, and everyone having just enough to survive and be happy. These little towns look like they were ripped from the pages of a fairy tale, and I want to live there.