"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: Pacman Obsession

Even thought video games and arcades changed the teenage world when I was in high school, there were only a few of them I was any good at. I like Galaga and, when it came along, Donkey Kong. I was pretty damned good at Frogger and Space Invaders. Heck , we even had an Atari 2600 at home and we thought we were the shit for having one of those consoles. But, the one game that really rocked my world was Ms. Pacman. I don't know why I love it so much but, not only did I love it but I kicked ass when playing it. Needless to say, I was pretty thrilled when I found the Pacman/Ms. Pacman clone, Waka-Waka, on Facebook. Well, a few weeks after I Discovered Waka-Waka, Gabe noticed me playing it and wanted to watch every time I played. Pretty soon he was playing too. And, soon after, every time I sat down at the computer, Gabe was asking me to play the ghost game (his name for Pacman/Ms Pacman). To put it simply, Gabe became addicted to the ghost game. It was so bad, Gabe began copying the facial expressions of each of the four ghosts. Yeah, they really do have different expressions. He completely cracks me up with his ghost faces. I tried to get that on video but it's too dark to really see. I did however get a pretty cute video of Gabe pretending to be Pacman. I think the spinning he does is when Pacman dies.

Please ignore the mess. It was right before I cleaned up and there had been 6 kids and two shedding dogs running through the house.
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BLOGOVERSARY ALERT: I'm fast approaching my 5th blogoversary and my 700th post. Sadly, I won't quite be able to sync up the two dates but I still think the 5 year mark deserves a special recognition. Sooooo, I will be giving away an whimsical adult sized crocheted hat to celebrate my blogoversary. Make sure you come by on October 11th to join in the fun and see the cool hat you can win.
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13 comments:

Kymberli said...

Heee's PAC-man! Gabe the cutest little Pac-Man there ever was!

Cara said...

I really never was a gamer. But I DID love Pacman and Frogger. Anything more advanced than that...and I couldn't do it!

Rachel said...

Too cute! The Ghost game that's adorable.

karlindaadoption said...

He's so good at that. I think I'd have known what he was doing just from watching the video. Space Invaders was always my favourite though.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Off-topic: 5 years is a huge deal. That is a major blogoversary.

On-topic: that is a really funny video. We had an Intellivision. I long for the days of 2-D games. Pitfall. And I loved frogger.

dreamsofquiet said...

I am always blown away by what a beautiful kid he is--all three of your boys are just gorgeous.

And he makes a great pac-man...halloween costume? He could at least be one of the ghosts. :)

areyoukiddingme said...

How cute is he?!? Pacman is a big favorite in my house too - my husband found a free web version somewhere and plays all the time. I'm waiting for our daughter to pick it up next.

battynurse said...

How funny. I remember spending all my lunch money on games and my mom banning me from them. My favorite was dig-dug. I like Ms. Pacman though and I remember Galaga too.

Once A Mother said...

how funny. I loved miss pac man myself, and some old game on our texas instruments computer ( i was never cool enough for atari or nintendo ) called parsec.

Delenn said...

That is wicked cute!! I love love love Pac-Man.

Lynn said...

Awesome! I think its always a good thing to introduce the younger generations to the joys from our childhood. And now I will have to look for this feature on Facebook :D

Lavender Luz said...

Remember Centipede? I challenge you!

You brought back so many memories.

Cute video -- your son is so expressive!

MrsSpock said...

He's so darn cute!