Friday, June 13, 2008

Happiness is . . .

There was a book when I was growing up that I loved. Happiness is a Warm Puppy by Charles Schulz. You know, Peanuts creator. I loved the book and the truism inside. So naturally I'm going to apply that to video games.

Happiness is tagging a friend with a smoke grenade.

I did that last night and it was freaking hilarious. We were playing Tyro Station in Gears of War and I came up behind my friend Kasenga on the other team. He was crouched behind a barricade lobbing shots at one of my team mates. The first thought I had was to line up a head shot and fire away. He was moving around too much for that so I decided to frag tag him and run away. When I was almost up to him I realized that I didn't have a frag grenade and I wouldn't be able to get one. Those weapons had been swapped out for Longshots. So I decided I would mess with his mind.

I whipped out the smoke grenade, crept up behind him and dink he was tagged. Of course whenever you hear that sound you automatically try to run to the player that tagged you in the hopes that you blow them up as well. But I just stood there. It was funny seeing him try to run around and then realizing he had been tagged with a smoke grenade instead of a frag grenade. I eventually killed him but I did have some problems doing so because I was laughing so hard. After that there were quite a number of smoke taggings going on.

By the time we stopped playing I think everyone had tagged someone and had themselves been tagged as well. Some even took the time and effort to make a well placed tag too. There's nothing funnier than seeing someone run around the map with a stream of smoke blowing out of their butt. I laughed so hard I gave myself a headache from lack of oxygen.

The whole night brought a smile to my face and I went to bed happy and carefree (something I haven't always been able to do as I'm trying to buy a house). So to my friends, and especially Kasenga, I thank you. Happiness is sometimes hard to come by. But last night Happiness was tagging all of you with a smoke grenade. I wonder what it will be tonight.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Happiness is also cleanly removing "max"'s head with a well placed (e.g LUCKY) sniper shot, and also by the same token, watching him remove himself from the game with the boomshot. Happy times. :)

c5

pengwenn said...

c5 with the Longshot you're too good to need luck.

And "max" with the Boomshot doesn't strike as much fear in me as Weasell with the Torque Bow (unless he's on my team, then it's best to stay far away from him) :)-

Anonymous said...

Why am I the one that gets picked on???

"Max"

Anonymous said...

Because we care. Arse face.

c5

pengwenn said...

We're just all jealous of your greatness.

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Oh my sides hurt. jk

Anonymous said...

Because you are the great Twinkie.
Zak