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Recently I had to bring my laptop to a shop to get repairs for the battery. When I got it back a week later, they noted that there was a extra fee for keyboard maintenance. I almost broke my keyboard from mashing the F key while using the Dowsing Rod in Psychonauts -Charlie
So, My mom has this little suction-cup-hook-thing in the shower than she keeps all her scrubby things on. And, it tends to fall down a lot. Like, once a week. It's not a very strong suction cup. Another thing I need to say is that I'm a pretty avid Minecraft fan (trust me, this will be important in a minute). So, I was getting ready for work the other day. And as I was brushing my teeth, the suction cup decided to fall. My back was turned to it when it happened, and all I heard was "ssssssssssss" and then a big crash. As soon as I heard the hiss, I bolted out of the bathroom, and the first thought that crossed my mind was "What do I have in my inventory? I'm going to lose everything!!!" Needless to say, I didn't lose any of my inventory.-Jake
The other day, I went running with my 3DS in hand in order to register enough steps on the pedometer to get the full 10 Play Coins for the day so that I would have a surplus to buy fortune cookies at the Nookling Mart in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Now, my running schedule revolves around when I need more coins to get Nintendo themed furniture for my house.-JCE
My cat likes to cuddle up on my lap when I play games. Warm, comfy lap plus remaining largely immobile for a long period of time is very easy cat math. I never thought much of it except for the internal debate on whether or not the adorableness of her holding my arm and using it as a pillow was worth the reduced gaming performance of losing an arm(it usually is). This led to me playing more games that I could play more easily with one hand such as the turn based Civ5. I also realized that she has learned to recognize the theme music of a few games and comes running when she hears them. I suspect my cat might like games more than I do.-Ryan
And this week's "Cool Dad" Award goes to
My dad is Indian and fits the stereotypical "hardworking immigrant who made it in a foreign country" trope. This, however, resulted in him not being around when we were younger as often as we would have liked. He was working rigorously to provide for me and my siblings' futures. Since we were younger, we were always able to connect through gaming though:
So here is to you dad, if i can grow up to be half the father you are, I'll be a pretty amazing father.-Sumit