Pacman, Mario Brothers
walking hand in hand
senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
Remember the arcade? Quarters jingling in your pocket? Okay, maybe it was crumpled dollars, lol.
I’m feeling nostalgic because I walked through New Brighton in Second Life today and it had an arcade with a Pacman, not to mention a carousel outside. I used to love that game! In Arizona, we don’t have a pier so when I was a teen, our arcades were at the mall. I remember the walls were black, a perfect foil for the bright machines. Good thing I drive better in real life than I did in there — I used to hit every obstacle on the screen just about and go careening of the road on the curves, lol.
If you have the time, write a quick ode, limerick, haiku, essay, whatever to your favorite game and do a pingback or drop a link in the comments. It’ll be a fun read.
Arcade (music from the Man of Steel movie) played on the piano by Akmigone
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