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The Great Escape: Ready to Friday


But last year, something very strange happened one Friday night. I escaped one last time. On the way home from school and stopped by my local Goodwill and found a cache of SNES games, most notably Turtles in Time and Donkey Kong Country. I bought them right away, and took them home, ready to rip into some old school cartridge based fun. And I did. I just sat down and played through a few worlds of DKC, reminded of the nights when I used to do this all the time-- sit down and play a 2D platformer that was too long to beat in a single sitting. Good time, eh? And in due time, I started to get hungry. With no instant meals in the house, I was also feeling a little too lazy to just fix something to eat, so I did what any lazy gamer does-- I ordered a large $5 pepperoni pizza from the Domino’s down the street. I grabbed a plate, an ice glass of Coke, and set the pizza up on my desk. So there I was, playing Ninja Turtles on my SNES in my room, with the door closed, the sound cranked up, a hot plate of pizza to my left, and a chilled glass of soda to my left. I escaped.

I hadn’t felt this way in a long time, and it was amazing. Time lost all meaning-- three hours felt a lot more like twelve and to me, the outside world stopped existing. If anyone were to try and contact me, I would’ve just ignored them. My responsibilities were gone, my stress relieved, and it was all just about me and the game. Oh, what a night.
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About John Charles Holmesone of us since 9:45 AM on 03.29.2009

Hello! I am J. C. T. Holmes, aka Sonic9jct (the jct is pronounced "jay-see-tee"). I am a retro gamer. I'm slowly growing my game library which has very recently capped 175 games! Woohoo! I aspire to become a game developer and I really like animation and comic strips. Also, I'm not very sure what I should be writing in a profile thing, so here's some random facts.

My Favorite Games

Sonic the Hedgheog 2
Rocket Knight Adventures
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Beyond Good & Evil
We <3 Katamari
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 9
The Red Star
Metal Slug 3
Metal Gear Solid
Super Metroid
Metroid Zero Mission
Klonoa 2
Crash Bandicoot 3
Mr Driller
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Yoshi's Island
Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2
Mario Kart DS
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Blaster Master
Puyo Pop
Little Nemo the Dream Master
Aladdin (Genesis)
Threads of Fate
Kingdom Hearts
Super Mario Galaxy
Excite Truck
The Secret of Monkey Island
Timesplitters 2
Ghosts 'n' Goblins
Sam & Max episodes
Um Jammer Lammy
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Rhythm Tengoku Gold
Mother 3
Rhythm Tengoku
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 4
PSN ID:Sonic9jct
Mii code:378 2213 0631 4396


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