I have a new addiction. There have been a few times in my life that I have been sucked in by a tool as incredibly simple and yet complex enough to let my imagination run wild. The first time was with an enticingly malleable yet sort of tasty claysnack aptly named Play Doh(TM). I would sit for hours making passable versions of my favorite cartoon characters and then systematically dismembering them and sometimes eating them. (I now have stomach problems :P)
Later I was introduced to the mesmerizing limitless world of Legos(TM) where not only could I build a square version of the mushroom kingdom, but I could populate it with blocky space ships that all too often looked more like giant phalluses.
Oh but now- now, I have the SPORE creature creator and so far I have made some of the greatest (IMHO) creatures EVAR! (As you can see from my mr. evil tentacle upstairs)
Let me share a few with you:
This is cowslug. Fear him.
harold is..... special.
a cute bird of some kind. she likes you.
and lastly.. the most destructive of all the universe's creations....
...... Adam. He will destroy the world one SUV at a time.
Now back to creating something less horrifying.
Check out some of my other creations as I go by going here:
First I guess I'll introduce my hairy ass and stop lurking in the shadows waiting to molest all of you. Actually, I'll still do that but at least now you'll know who the moron wearing the furry costume is that just tickled your naughty places without permission.
To make a long story (and a first post) short, I work at a bookstore in orange county ca and I recently acquired some incredibly worthless and entirely literature-free old video game novels that some of you may remember as WORLDS OF POWER. Back in the late 80's and early 90's, in collaboration with Nintendo of America, Scholastic put out some horrible novels featuring some great old nintendo games: think "Blaster Master," "Castlevania," "Ninja Gaiden" ect.
In the disguise of a mini contestish type giveawayamajig, and because none of my friends can adequately tell me why I should pony up the moolah for a copy of MGS4, I am throwing one of these trashy nintendo novels your way!