I'm in a writing sort of mood, but my manuscript is...you guessed it...in storage. I can't seem to do anything else but dream of fictional characters, right now.

And laugh at Jeremy's computer game.

He is playing Age of Empires II, which means he commands an entire race of people, builds towns and cities with them, then TRIES TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD (said in my best Pinky & The Brain voice). Just now, he commenced yelling at his troops, "NO! DON'T KILL THEM!!" His hands flew off the keyboard in the universal frustration gesture familiar to gamers everywhere. I glanced over to see his own Trebuchet operators attacking his own foot-soldiers. All the frantic mouse-clicking in the world could not save them. A few minutes later, when he had finally regained control of his army, I noticed a lone Brit taking a casual stroll around his fully armed French regiment. Incredulously I asked, "Is he seriously just walking right past your guys? What, does he think his bright red coat might not be noticeable?"

Then I remembered the American War for Independence, and I took back my last question.
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5 Responses
  1. Unknown Says:

    This is great! I love games like that. If you tell me he plays Starcraft I would just have to make a trip to meet the man.

    Also... Pinky and the Brain... Semi-Classic!

  2. Debbie F. Says:

    You're a wonderful person, you know that? =)

  3. Unknown Says:

    Thanks, Debbie F. I really appreciate that!

    (I know, I know. You weren't talking to me. I just like intercepting compliments sometimes.)

  4. Missy Says:

    Que, he loves Starcraft (much more that AoE). Anything space-related has his heart. You're welcome here anytime, Jeremy says.

    Debbie, you're silly! :-) (And so are you, Que, for that matter.) You two crack me up!

  5. Unknown Says:

    I love him...

    in a hetrosexual, man-crush kinda way. If he's like us, we have been waiting on the Starcraft Sequel for 11 years and it is "supposed" to be released on June 1 (according to Best Buy). We might have to trade online IDs and be Starcraft buddies.

    I feel like a little kid. I'm going to send him a message asking him to be my Starcraft Buddy and have him check the box for YES, NO or MAYBE.

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