It was adorable.
Hey, I'm Alex, 20, Male, Australian. I'm a guy who likes to think, write stories, play video games and watch anime. I'm fascinated by the universe around me, paranormal/supernatural/unexplainable phenomenon and the mysteries of the mind.
It was adorable.
Me: Ooh, knives! *starts spinning knives around*
Matt: Put that down, it’s scaring me.
Matt: I swear you’re obsessed with knives and swords and stuff.
Matt: It’s creepy. It’s like, woah, Alex is obsessed with sharp things.
Me (to Curls sitting next to me): Says the guy who’s obsessed with guns.
Matt: Hey! I’m a gun enthusiast. There’s a difference.
Me: So! I brought Doritos!
Bec & George: Yay!
Me: Apparently Doritos are really good kindling.
Bec: How would that ever be helpful? I mean, how would you not have eaten all the Doritos before you realised you were out of kindling…?
Bec: *Not listening to us and eating Doritos*
George: So I’m not sure if this girl I saw on the bus wanted to join our Adventure Time club or not…
Me: Oh yeah?
George: Yeah, she sorta said ‘oh that sounds interesting’ but then didn’t really make any indication she was interested further.
Bec: Y’know I’m thinking of just burning them.
Me & George: …What?
Me: …The girl on the bus…?
Bec: WHAT NO I MEANT THE DORITOS!!
Everyone: *in hysterics*
Tamara: Well someone’s gonna be ingle-say.
Curls: …? Oh! Pig-latin!
Gaby: Well done.
Curls: So it’s…umm…SANGLE!
Tamara: …Oh wow
Me: Curls, it’s ‘single’
Tamara & Gaby: *burst into laughter*
Curls: …ALL THE SANGLE LADIES, ALL THE SANGLE LADIES
Everyone: *dies of laughter*
Rowan: So just a reminder to everyone that you can do your final essays in the traditional essay format OR you can do it in New Games Journalism style. There are some examples in the website here…and this magazine has posted a few. If you really want to see a different side of games journalism, my friends got my drunk once and had me play Limbo and they then wrote down everything I said about it and published it in this magazine. I read it the next day and was like “What the hell is this…? …It’s not bad.” My review for Fable didn’t turn out so well though.
Tyler (from upstairs): Alex! I need your help! It’s really important.
Me: Yeah, okay, I’ll be right up. *goes upstairs* What’s up?
Tyler: *hands me a sharpie* I need you to draw kitty whiskers on my face! Right now.
Tyler: It’s REALLY important.
At the beginning of semester we were told that, in order to make the course more fun and relate it to our studies, we would ‘gameify’ our tutorial classes, which essentially means adding game-like elements to our work. Yesterday, we implemented my and my group’s ideas into the class which were basically RPG elements such as leveling up, having magic abilities and challenging people to duels (unfortunately, not the Yugioh variant but basically betting other people their levels that they can’t answer trivia about our course readings.) My own personal idea got implemented as well, which was to call people of different levels by different titles, so every one started out as ‘Filthy Peasants’ and have to work their way up to ‘Destroyer of Worlds’ (and if you fail to call someone by their title you lose a level.) To make it even better, I’m currently the highest leveled player in the class. :D
Me: *hiccups like a 3-year old girl*
Tyler: Bahahaha! What was that?
Me: I CAN’T HELP IT MY HICCUPS ARE *hic* ADORABLE.
Tyler: Haha, that’s cute.
Me: Shut up, I’m not cute!
Tyler: What if you get a girlfriend and you hiccup and she says you’re cute?
Me: Then I’ll cuddle her, I like being called cute. JUST NOT BY YOU.
Tyler (my brother) and his friends challenged each other to play Slender and see who could last the longest before freaking out and bailing. Although Tyler ended up winning, I don’t think I’m going to forget the fact that he flung his headphones to the ground and dove to the floor in terror upon being attacked by Slenderman.
It was freaking funny.