Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough
Have you ever been addicted to anything, or worried that you were? Have you ever spent too much time and effort on something that was a distraction from your real goals?
I was addicted to Nintendo. I got it as a gift from my daughter. I can’t describe the wonder and elation I felt while playing it. Mario was my favorite character. I couldn’t get enough of it. Every minute stolen from attending to my husband and household chores was devoted to playing games. I would deprive myself of sleep to get to a new level of a game. I would tire myself endlessly in fighting dragons in Mario games, python in Jungle Boy, as Aladdin fighting in various levels and running from Zombies and Mummies in one game, it’s name I have forgotten.
Here is a glimpse of it.
Super Mario World 1990-91
My husband was of old school and thoughts. Being twelve years my senior he couldn’t fathom my childlike addiction to game playing. To him I was a CRACKPOT. He thought that I should sit sedately on a sofa, if I have nothing to do. I should CONTEMPLATE the universe or think deep thoughts or God knows any such thing. To sit idly is not my nature. I have to do something. It jarred on him me being different from him. I was as different from him as Chalk and Cheese. He must have been appalled at marrying me but in the end he did tell me, that he will be waiting for me at the Pearly Gates.
When my son bought me a DSI and Wii as gifts, I was in seventh heaven. The Wii took my game playing to another dimension. With a DSI I could enjoy my games while sitting in bed or traveling.
Strangely I have stopped playing games. During my husband’s year and a half fight with cancer I looked after him. I was alone. To get away mentally from the depressing atmosphere in the hospital, I did play with the sound off. Now I can’t touch my DSI as it brings on bad memories.
Maybe some day I may start playing again and enjoy doing so.
Here are links to new games on Wii U.
Super Mario 3D World Game Play Trailer
Donkey Kong Country
The Lost World