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When I decided I was going to propose to my wife, I needed it to be unique and special. I proposed to her on the Elder Rise of Thunder Bluff in front of both of our WoW guilds. I faced her character, kneeled, opened a trade window and traded her a cubic zirconia ring. She said yes.
A couple months ago, someone broke into my car and stole a bunch of stuff. They took my video camera, my iPod, my dad's iPod and a bottle of cologne. Losing that stuff was a drag, but the thing that bothered me the most was that the thief didn't take a newly boarded issue of Uncanny X-Force and the first issue of Kick-ass. Why didn't he steal those? I'd steal those.
Many years ago I was involved in a LARP event. I took the role of a Minotaur. My girlfriend (now wife) body painted runes all over my chest, back, neck, face and arms. I spent five hours in sun and high altitude, with no shade. The sun burned me everywhere the body paint was not. I spent the next three months with inverse tanned-on rune tattoos.
-Michael, the Tall
I spent six months studying abroad in Japan last year. Here in Canada, I'm something of a closet nerd. I love anime, but I don't talk about it. I was excited to go to a Japanese high school. I thought I'd finally be able to share my love with my peers. On the second day of school, a group of Japanese girls came up to me and asked if I liked anime. I gushed for a good 10 minutes in stuttering Japanese about the series I watched and my favorite characters. I told them how I'd watched all 70 episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura in a week and a half. Turns out, even Japanese teenagers think I watch too much anime.
I recently moved to a new apartment. For a month and a half we didn't have cable or Internet. That meant no XBox Live. I was forced to play offline. I rented a couple games to keep me busy during those dark days. Around the one month mark I rented GTA IV. I was so bored that I would sit for a good 20 minutes watching the in-game TV shows. I'd even ask the in-game friends to go to comedy clubs so I could watch Ricky Gervais and Kat Williams.
I became friends with a kid solely because I needed him to beat the waterfall mission in Mystical Ninja Starring Geomon for me.
My parents' neighbors hate it when my brother, sister and I all come home from school. We always get into videogame-related shenanigans. Last time we all came home, we reenacted a fight from the game Robot Alchemic Drive, and cosplayed as Final Fantasy characters and staged a battle scene outside on the front lawn. We're 21, 22 and 24.
And this is the first-ever legitimately touching Pwn Up entry. Our hearts go out to you, Dustin
My best friend, Cole, suffered from cystic fibrosis, a respiratory disease. Our entire group of friends have always been huge Mortal Kombat fans. Back in 2006, we were beyond pumped for MK: Armageddon. In the summer of 2006, Cole's illness started to get worse, and he passed away October 7th, 2006, just four days before the game came out. At his funeral, we buried him with his copy of Armageddon that he had pre-ordered, as well as an action figure of Scorpion, his favorite character. Later that night, all our friends gathered together, played Armageddon and drank Pepsi (his drink of choice). I can't play MK without thinking of him, and I know he would have been so psyched for the newest installment of the series. Rest in peace, Cole. I love and miss you more than ever.