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January 13, 2003

Fighters in the Streets!

Kati: "Hey Sean, what do you think the M. Bison's animal image is? Do you suppose it's a bison?"
Sean: "I don't know. No. I think that's too obvious..." furrowing his brow and then shaking his fist angrily at the sky, "I'll crack you yet, Bison."
Kati: "Well it doesn't matter. Chun Li kicks ass."

While I grew up primarily in a world devoid of video games, I did have a few chances in my youth to practice my skills at the occasional game of Street Fighter. Just recently, I got to play again and enjoyed the affirmation that the time in childhood was well-spent: I am still at about the same level of play that I attained all those years ago - mediocre at best. Yes, I pretty much only play with Chun Li, and no, she can't throw any fire/energy/sonic charges at her opponents - so I am usually at a disadvantage. But hell, I appreciate her plucky demeanor and cool air-throw move.

Today marks the first day back at school after the Christmas holiday. I find myself to have gotten out of the swing of things a bit, and notice the intense longing I have to go back to preschool, or the equivalent. How blissfully simple it seems to be led by the hand from one paste-eating project to another, handed a juice box and a graham cracker to snack on, and told to take a nap. In college, there is less occasion for group singing, show-and-tell, etc. I, for one, am missing these things right about now. Now, for instance, there is a girl shouting Korean into her cell-phone directly next to me and a greasy-haired individual two seats down who won't stop staring.

Maybe if I started eating paste it would freak him out. Maybe it wouldn't.

Oh what I wouldn't give for a game of Simon Says right now! Ah, my wasted youth!

Posted by kati at January 13, 2003 09:54 AM


Chun Li can jump off of walls, which is pretty cool. Eugene "Troll Thighs" Wood will still vouch for Guile, due to his admiration and empathy for Guile's quadriceptual powers.

Zangief, on the other hand, is nothing but a fat, Russian, paste-eating bitch.

Posted by: sean at January 13, 2003 03:05 PM

I will admin I've had a long standing relationship with Guile, but recently I'm intrigued by the ego crushing power of Dhalsim. I never thought I'd say it but, he kicks ass.

Posted by: gene at January 13, 2003 11:42 PM

True, Zangief is gross and scary, but Dhalsim's cheap. He can punch you from so far away! And the goddamned Buddha flame!

Maybe Gene's just cheap with the Buddha flame... I can't really tell. But that's the kind of integrity that I admire about Chun Li. And the wall thing.

And Dhalsim really lords his victories over you with that creepy dance, and probably rides off on one of those pachyderms in the background. No class, Dhalsim.

Posted by: kati at January 14, 2003 12:27 AM

Dhalsim puts his ancestors to shame
Overusing the lame Buddha flame
He does lots of harm
'Cuz he's cheap with those arms
And taunts Zangief with "Bitch, what's my name?"

Posted by: sean at January 14, 2003 12:10 PM