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So on one of the few days it was snowing in my neighborhood I was going sledding out in the park. On the way there, I saw one of my friends already going at it and decided this would be the perfect opportunity for a prank. So once I saw him, I snuck up all ninja-like and waited for him at the top of the hill. Just as he was about to go down, I yelled "HADOUKEN!" and tackled him, causing both of us to slide down together on the sled. The best part was that, due to his face being blasted with snow, he didn't know it was me, so he was just screaming "WHO ARE YOU" and "HELP SOMEBODY HELP" the whole time while I continued to scream "HADOUKEN!" This fun continued until we hit a man-made snow ramp and flew into each other mid-air and landed face-down into the snow. Because of that, I was the only kid in my class with back problems for a month, but on the bright side I can now share this tale with a minor gaming website.
- Slender Man (I won't let you have my real name)
Every winter, when the weather gets super cold and the snow starts to fall, I always get the urge to play Harvest Moon games. It reminds me of when I was younger and I would get them for Christmas, then play them all throughout the winter season. Not to mention that winter was my favorite season in Friends of Mineral Town, mostly due to the calm music and peaceful atmosphere.
"I'm not wearing hockey pads- oh wait maybe I am. Nevermind"
So we recently got some snow where I live. Me, my dad, and my dog were out in our driveway shovelling. My dog walks over on her chain to where I'm shovelling. Ever once in a while she would get hit by some snow that would fly off the side of my shovel. She would shake it off, walk back a few steps, then approach again. Rinse and repeat. This reminded me of MMO bosses and I said to her "If you don't want to take damage, don't stand next to the boss with the cone AoE." My dad and I laughed about it for ten solid minutes. My dad is also a huge nerd, this is important to the story. My dog is not a nerd. It is a dog.
Those stories made us happier than tiny marshmallows in hot cocoa. Next week, let's share your geeky Christmas stories. Whether it's about shopping disasters, hanging with friends on winter break, or maybe the one gift that you'll always remember, we want to hear it. The address you need to send your stories to is firstname.lastname@example.org