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The Great Escape: Ready to Friday

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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
Ikaruga
Galaga
Psychonauts
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
Gitaroo-Man
Super Mario Galaxy
Excitebike
Excite Truck
The Secret of Monkey Island
Timesplitters 2
Strider
Kaboom
Ghosts 'n' Goblins
Sam & Max episodes
Um Jammer Lammy
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Rhythm Tengoku Gold
StarTropics
Mother 3
Rhythm Tengoku
Braid
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 4
Bioshock
PSN ID:Sonic9jct
Mii code:378 2213 0631 4396


 

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