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2013-11-05 02:41:53 PM  
Pic of author's baggage:

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2013-11-05 02:54:07 PM  
What a whiny biatch.
 
2013-11-05 02:56:26 PM  
I made it 3 paragraphs before I stopped caring.
 
2013-11-05 03:00:48 PM  
This is why I'll never have kids.
 
2013-11-05 03:22:41 PM  
It was stunning to see that he had used me. His son. I was his excuse to buy a videogame system for himself.

My dad does this, buy presents for family because he really wants them himself. He bought me an N64 when I turned seven. He also bought me one game: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

But I just had tons of fun blowing up bad guys instead of growing up and whining about it. Actually those are some of my favorite early memories, cheering my dad on as he slaughtered his way to the final boss because I wasn't yet skilled enough to get that far.
 
2013-11-05 03:34:44 PM  

Chinchillazilla: It was stunning to see that he had used me. His son. I was his excuse to buy a videogame system for himself.

My dad does this, buy presents for family because he really wants them himself. He bought me an N64 when I turned seven. He also bought me one game: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

But I just had tons of fun blowing up bad guys instead of growing up and whining about it. Actually those are some of my favorite early memories, cheering my dad on as he slaughtered his way to the final boss because I wasn't yet skilled enough to get that far.


I think Turok came with the N64.
 
2013-11-05 03:54:01 PM  

timujin: Chinchillazilla: It was stunning to see that he had used me. His son. I was his excuse to buy a videogame system for himself.

My dad does this, buy presents for family because he really wants them himself. He bought me an N64 when I turned seven. He also bought me one game: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

But I just had tons of fun blowing up bad guys instead of growing up and whining about it. Actually those are some of my favorite early memories, cheering my dad on as he slaughtered his way to the final boss because I wasn't yet skilled enough to get that far.

I think Turok came with the N64.


Did it? I didn't know that. Seems like a weird choice for a launch game, since it was rated M.

/either way, my dad totally got it for me because HE wanted it
//but I'm not complaining
 
2013-11-05 04:00:09 PM  

Chinchillazilla: timujin: Chinchillazilla: It was stunning to see that he had used me. His son. I was his excuse to buy a videogame system for himself.

My dad does this, buy presents for family because he really wants them himself. He bought me an N64 when I turned seven. He also bought me one game: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

But I just had tons of fun blowing up bad guys instead of growing up and whining about it. Actually those are some of my favorite early memories, cheering my dad on as he slaughtered his way to the final boss because I wasn't yet skilled enough to get that far.

I think Turok came with the N64.

Did it? I didn't know that. Seems like a weird choice for a launch game, since it was rated M.

/either way, my dad totally got it for me because HE wanted it
//but I'm not complaining


I can't remember for sure, it was a looong time ago, but I remember having it and it doesn't seem like the kind of game I would have just purchased out of hand.

/Mario 64 and perfect Dark are still on my top 20 list of all-time favorites, though.
 
2013-11-05 04:01:11 PM  
Turok sucked.
 
2013-11-05 04:08:52 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I think Turok came with the N64.

Did it? I didn't know that. Seems like a weird choice for a launch game, since it was rated M.


Mine didn't. It came with Mario I think.
 
2013-11-05 04:15:02 PM  
Just what the internet needs, more crappy blogs from alcoholics
 
2013-11-05 04:16:42 PM  
Guy has daddy issues: takes it out on video games.  I'm sure if we go back 2 centuries we'll find a "Oh, how I loathe novels, they took my mother from me" or something written in an old editorial.
 
2013-11-05 04:19:25 PM  
Man, the author sure does lot to go on and on.

After skimming, Dad issues, life ups and downs, now plays video games.

So yeah guy, join the club. Most of us had shiatty dads if you were born in the 80s or before. Still plenty of shiatty dads out there but at least it's acceptable/expected for Dads to actually interact with their kids nowadays.  My wife's Dad for instance is a great guy, but even with 3 kids never once changed a diaper.

timujin: Chinchillazilla: timujin: Chinchillazilla: It was stunning to see that he had used me. His son. I was his excuse to buy a videogame system for himself.

My dad does this, buy presents for family because he really wants them himself. He bought me an N64 when I turned seven. He also bought me one game: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

But I just had tons of fun blowing up bad guys instead of growing up and whining about it. Actually those are some of my favorite early memories, cheering my dad on as he slaughtered his way to the final boss because I wasn't yet skilled enough to get that far.

I think Turok came with the N64.

Did it? I didn't know that. Seems like a weird choice for a launch game, since it was rated M.

/either way, my dad totally got it for me because HE wanted it
//but I'm not complaining

I can't remember for sure, it was a looong time ago, but I remember having it and it doesn't seem like the kind of game I would have just purchased out of hand.

/Mario 64 and perfect Dark are still on my top 20 list of all-time favorites, though.


That's possible. I remember that as one of the first games at least.

64 was terrible until Goldeneye came out, sweet sweet Goldeneye
 
2013-11-05 04:20:45 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Turok sucked.


The N64 one was ok. A lot of cool ideas with a so-so execution. Turok 2 was great though. I thoroughly enjoyed that game. They upped the gore level considerably and it had the Cerebral Bore, one of the most fiendish weapons I've ever seen. A pretty good story too. Turok 3 was interesting in that they let you play as two separate protagonists and each one had their specialty and different ways of going through a level.

Now the most recent one that was released on this gen sucked out loud. I made it to the first T-Rex fight and then set it down. It just wasn't fun.
 
2013-11-05 04:21:57 PM  
What a whiny, neurotic little biatch.

Your blog sucks.
 
2013-11-05 04:21:59 PM  

Mugato: Chinchillazilla: I think Turok came with the N64.

Did it? I didn't know that. Seems like a weird choice for a launch game, since it was rated M.

Mine didn't. It came with Mario I think.


Mine had a Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire bundled in. Still have fond memories of the Hoth level.
 
2013-11-05 04:23:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Cerebral Bore


There has never been a better weapon. Still hated the game, though. Pull switch, run through fog, pull switch, run through fog, die trying to jump in first person...
 
2013-11-05 04:26:10 PM  
This is why I hated taking creative writing classes in High School and college.  There's always a couple of douches that have these stupid "childhood abuse" stories that they write about and share with class.  They think that childhood trauma is needed in order for them to become great writers.  No dude, it's called practice and having natural talent.  Not writing about your first world childhood "abuse" issues.
 
2013-11-05 04:26:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I made it 3 paragraphs before I stopped caring.


I only made it two paragraphs before I hated him too. By then, I already knew that he goes to movies alone and literally hisses at people instead of polite verbalization.
 
2013-11-05 04:27:26 PM  
Everytime I frag a noob I imagine this guy.
 
2013-11-05 04:30:30 PM  
From one Xer to another shut up you twat. All our dads and most of our moms ignored us. We were the latch key kids, they were Boomers and Boomers are narcissists.  Boo farking hoo, know what you are not an adult if you still yearn to right the wrongs of your childhood.

Adults go out and don't make the same mistakes their parents did, you are a farking man child still looking for somebody to wave a magic wand and give you the life you see on TV. Reality never works that way.
 
2013-11-05 04:31:43 PM  

I am Wee Todd Ed: This is why I hated taking creative writing classes in High School and college.  There's always a couple of douches that have these stupid "childhood abuse" stories that they write about and share with class.  They think that childhood trauma is needed in order for them to become great writers.  No dude, it's called practice and having natural talent.  Not writing about your first world childhood "abuse" issues.


Know what is funny, those of us who were really abused a children don't really ever talk about it with anybody. We might have drinking problems, or anger problems, but talking about that shiat never makes it better.
 
2013-11-05 04:32:07 PM  

nocturnal001: 64 was terrible until Goldeneye came out, sweet sweet Goldeneye


GoldenEye was awesome. They re-created the sets from the film perfectly and the weapons are great. Shadows of the Empire as pretty good too.
 
2013-11-05 04:32:32 PM  
For those who don't care to read, it's one long:  WAAAAAAAAAAAANH
 
2013-11-05 04:32:37 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: This is why I'll never have kids.


Also acceptable:  This is why I had a kid and worked constantly to raise them well.
 
2013-11-05 04:33:10 PM  
I wish my dad had played videogames with me growing up.
 
2013-11-05 04:35:33 PM  
So basically, what I got out of the article is the complete failure to recognize video games as one of the best tools for literacy that have ever been conceived.
 
2013-11-05 04:40:09 PM  

I am Wee Todd Ed: This is why I hated taking creative writing classes in High School and college.  There's always a couple of douches that have these stupid "childhood abuse" stories that they write about and share with class.  They think that childhood trauma is needed in order for them to become great writers.  No dude, it's called practice and having natural talent.  Not writing about your first world childhood "abuse" issues.


The grad student in charge of a creative writing class I took in college was a former stripper. Daddyissues^2.
 
2013-11-05 04:44:38 PM  
What a meandering Oprah-worthy pile of pathos.
 
2013-11-05 04:44:44 PM  
Bitter alcoholic blogs about his childhood. Anybody give a rat's ass? Let's have a show of hands. Nobody?
Okay. Next submission.
 
2013-11-05 04:44:54 PM  
So he hates his father because his dad brought him to football games, played video games with him, and they carved pinewood derby cars together? Geeze what a tough childhood. And god forbid if his father, dying of cancer, wants to play some farking Zelda.

What I got out of that article is that the author sucks at and hates everything including video games, sports, drinking, telling stories, social situations, stress, and pretty much life in general and somehow it's all his father's fault because he played PAC-man.
 
2013-11-05 04:52:29 PM  

timujin: I think Turok came with the N64


No. I don't think it was available at launch.
 
2013-11-05 04:57:25 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: I am Wee Todd Ed: This is why I hated taking creative writing classes in High School and college.  There's always a couple of douches that have these stupid "childhood abuse" stories that they write about and share with class.  They think that childhood trauma is needed in order for them to become great writers.  No dude, it's called practice and having natural talent.  Not writing about your first world childhood "abuse" issues.

Know what is funny, those of us who were really abused a children don't really ever talk about it with anybody. We might have drinking problems, or anger problems, but talking about that shiat never makes it better.


I'm sorry, I wasn't putting down people with real trauma who work through that pain by writing about it. I was complaining about the person who thinks they had a rough childhood because their dad liked to play videogames and thinks that's the same as being abused or molested as a kid.  The author of the article goes on about his dad and even writes about doing other father-son stuff with his dad.  Yes, some people don't have good coping skills and their emotional outlet is to retreat into videogames.  But even the author implies the dad was there for him when he needed him.  My dad was and is a great dad.  Growing up you just had to give him an hour after he got off work to unwind.  He just needed to watch t.v. from about 6-7 p.m. and then he'd do father-son stuff with me and my siblings; help with homework, talk about your day, play catch, etc.,.


The grad student in charge of a creative writing class I took in college was a former stripper. Daddyissues^2.

Yeah, creative writing students and english lit. majors are just weird messed up people in general.
 
2013-11-05 04:57:38 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: So he hates his father because his dad brought him to football games, played video games with him, and they carved pinewood derby cars together? Geeze what a tough childhood. And god forbid if his father, dying of cancer, wants to play some farking Zelda.

What I got out of that article is that the author sucks at and hates everything including video games, sports, drinking, telling stories, social situations, stress, and pretty much life in general and somehow it's all his father's fault because he played PAC-man.


Yeah looks like the author hated everything his dad did, even the non video game things and decided to cry about it until the end. Dunno if he blamed his alcoholism on dad I was skimming lots of it.
 
2013-11-05 04:59:15 PM  
Christ, what a whiner.  I wish my dad played video games with me and took me to football games and stuff.  He did stuff with me sometimes, took me to wrestling shows and to arcades and what not, but mostly he worked upwards of 13 hours a day to keep a roof over my head and food in my belly.  And then he died of a stroke when I was 17, so I didn't even get a chance to properly thank him.

But my dad was a gamer too.  He didn't think anybody knew that he would play Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo that my brother and I had spent a summer saving up our allowance to buy half of in the middle of the night, but we all did.  And because I'm not a sad, bitter asshole, I take a bit of joy in that, and I think of him whenever I fire up Steam.
 
2013-11-05 05:03:28 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: The Goddamn Batman: This is why I'll never have kids.

Also acceptable:  This is why I had a kid and worked constantly to raise them well.


True. My comment was more snark than anything. I hope that if I do have kids one day, they share in at least some of my interests. And don't turn out to be whiny douchebags.
 
2013-11-05 05:07:07 PM  
Guy's dad sounds like a champ, especially how he didn't seem dissapointed in how his son didn't take joy in the little things in life.
 
2013-11-05 05:10:25 PM  
My dad taught me how to leech things off of BBS's. The old man is the greatest pirate I know, and I thank him for turning me into the geek that I am today.
 
2013-11-05 05:10:28 PM  

I am Wee Todd Ed: Yeah, creative writing students and english lit. majors are just weird messed up people in general.


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2013-11-05 05:28:56 PM  

I am Wee Todd Ed: Yeah, creative writing students and english lit. majors are just weird messed up people in general.


Careful. I was banned last time I said something very slightly disrespectful about an english major.
 
2013-11-05 05:32:49 PM  
I used to play the old Infocom text adventure games with my dad.

A couple times, when we got stuck, he'd have an idea in the middle of the night. He'd wake me up, we'd fire up the green screen 286 PC, and try it out.

I'm glad the article made me remember that.
 
2013-11-05 05:39:02 PM  

Gilligann: timujin: I think Turok came with the N64

No. I don't think it was available at launch.


While I'm still not sure if it came bundled, that wouldn't have anything to do with it.  Most consoles have bundles that change over time, as well as some that are store exclusives (as in, buy an Xbox at Best Buy and get Game X!  Not quite a "bundle", but also might explain how I ended up with that game)
 
2013-11-05 05:40:39 PM  
Truely a horrible childhood, I bet that was a lot worse than dodge the whiskey bottle, wait until we arent public, and check out this sweet pile of what used to be toys in the center of the room.

/I guess everyone thinks their dad is a dick
 
2013-11-05 05:42:50 PM  

farbekrieg: Truely a horrible childhood, I bet that was a lot worse than dodge the whiskey bottle, wait until we arent public, and check out this sweet pile of what used to be toys in the center of the room.

/I guess everyone thinks their dad is a dick


"Your mom's not home, so I'll make you dinner right after we have our 'special' time."
 
2013-11-05 06:06:40 PM  

farbekrieg: Truely a horrible childhood, I bet that was a lot worse than dodge the whiskey bottle, wait until we arent public, and check out this sweet pile of what used to be toys in the center of the room.

/I guess everyone thinks their dad is a dick


Nope.

My dad had to work long hours, often 6 days a week.  We didn't get to spend a lot of time together when I was growing up, except on the weekends when he usually ended up working on the car, the lawn mower or some other household item.

When he did have free time, his big thing was football then baseball and then church.  I had no interest in any of those.

And despite the lack of time we had to spend together, and very different interests and hobbies, I completely think my dad is and was awesome.
 
2013-11-05 06:09:46 PM  

timujin: Gilligann: timujin: I think Turok came with the N64

No. I don't think it was available at launch.

While I'm still not sure if it came bundled, that wouldn't have anything to do with it.  Most consoles have bundles that change over time, as well as some that are store exclusives (as in, buy an Xbox at Best Buy and get Game X!  Not quite a "bundle", but also might explain how I ended up with that game)


Yeah I wasn't exactly clear.

No, the game did not come bundled with the N64.

I don't think Nintendo has ever bundled a 3rd party game with their systems. I suppose a retailer could have offered the bundle, but not from Nintendo.
 
2013-11-05 06:13:57 PM  

Gilligann: timujin: Gilligann: timujin: I think Turok came with the N64

No. I don't think it was available at launch.

While I'm still not sure if it came bundled, that wouldn't have anything to do with it.  Most consoles have bundles that change over time, as well as some that are store exclusives (as in, buy an Xbox at Best Buy and get Game X!  Not quite a "bundle", but also might explain how I ended up with that game)

Yeah I wasn't exactly clear.

No, the game did not come bundled with the N64.

I don't think Nintendo has ever bundled a 3rd party game with their systems. I suppose a retailer could have offered the bundle, but not from Nintendo.


Right... thanks.  Still no idea how I ended up with it.  Man, now I wanna to on eBay and see about getting an N64, Mario and Perfect Dark...
 
2013-11-05 06:33:13 PM  
The over-sharing douchenozzle author of this piece here. Thanks for reading, first off. Secondly, I suppose I should rewrite this piece of writing. I purposefully cast myself as the villain - I think my dad comes off as a good guy with a beloved hobby that helped him near the end. I wanted, by the end of the piece, to suggest that a son, even a wayward one, can inherit good things from their father. It's not just the sins of the father that sons bear; it's also their grins, etc. I obviously did not nail that

Anyway, again, thanks for reading. I was psyched to get this up on Fark.
 
2013-11-05 07:00:21 PM  

darthbrad: The over-sharing douchenozzle author of this piece here. Thanks for reading, first off. Secondly, I suppose I should rewrite this piece of writing. I purposefully cast myself as the villain - I think my dad comes off as a good guy with a beloved hobby that helped him near the end. I wanted, by the end of the piece, to suggest that a son, even a wayward one, can inherit good things from their father. It's not just the sins of the father that sons bear; it's also their grins, etc. I obviously did not nail that

Anyway, again, thanks for reading. I was psyched to get this up on Fark.


I thought it was a beautiful satire piece. 

To everyone that didn't get it:
files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2013-11-05 07:08:26 PM  

darthbrad: The over-sharing douchenozzle author of this piece here. Thanks for reading, first off. Secondly, I suppose I should rewrite this piece of writing.


So you're saying you're going to...
24.media.tumblr.com
... hit restart?

/don't forget to take your writing out and blow on the edge before you do
 
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