Blue Wizard Is About To Die!: Prose, Poems, and Emoto-Versatronic Expressionist Pieces About Video Games (1980-2003)

By Seth Fingers Flynn Barkan

The 1st selection of poetry approximately games ever released, BWIATD takes its readers on a psychotic and hilarious journey throughout the arcade and console video games of the Eighties (and beyond). humorous, approachable, and fantastically illustrated by way of Warren Wucinich, BWIATD is bound to thrill and thrill a person who enjoys (or has loved) taking part in games.

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Or my math instructor, keen my set off finger to mow down an offended mob of faceless lunatics throughout the heroic carnage, the absurdly chuffed and fully inoffensive announcer screams such things as “BIG funds! giant PRIEYZES: I LUUUUUUV IT! ” once you cleared a room and collected the thousand or so VCRS and Stereos that magically spawned as your gift to your mythic slaughter of your enemies. sometimes, you’d come to an empty room and the partitions will be blown out by means of whatever hideous: possibly a big torso sewn right into a tank tread, or even a few type of disgusting slime factor, purple balls that explode for those who contact them, or mini-tanks, or laser mines, or little computerized weapons that have been fairly not easy to kill, searching you in packs as you ran round the room, attempting to stay away from their cruel onslaught of lethal bullets; it used to be a kind of infrequent video games that used to be surprising, bad, humorous, worrying, enjoyable, tricky, lucrative, and existential; existential within the experience that, while one comes head to head with one thousand issues that wish something and that factor is to tear your hands out and devour you, area you, flambé you, throw your genitalia within the air in celebratory activities, barbarous and insane, (all for the good thing about a stay studio viewers and thousands of audience at home), one can’t support yet cease and sweetness what it has to be wish to really exist in this kind of universe; considering the terrible probabilities of human cruelty, the garish nightmare of the sport convey, the in poor health greed, the silly rewards, the unnecessary slaughter of likelihood; the grinding loss of pleasure. by the point Joe and that i bought to the ultimate boss, we have been under the influence of alcohol madmen, starburst juice working in enormous sticky strings of multicolored drool via our beards as we cackled insanely; it grew to become tough to play a result of spasms of laughter that rang via us like church bells; the sunlight was once up, the bottle was once lifeless, the starburst wrappers like autumn leaves in hawaii, masking the ground of the room like snow and skulls, like 300 lifeless butterflies killed by means of bullet hail and lightening weapons; the final room within the online game was once a truly particular position; it used to be made up of purple carpet rather than chilly concrete or clean metal; I guess it smelled reliable in that room; much less corpses; few received there. The final room used to be very quiet. type of a ready house; a spot of shuffled ft and “so, humm”s, palms in belt loops whereas watching for the elevator or the intercom or the announcer, in individual, showing. III lots of people say that, once they see somebody from television in individual, that they seemed much assorted in actual existence. Taller, shorter; undesirable dermis, solid dermis: bad hair, and so on. good, nowhere used to be this truer than within the Announcer. He was once wearing his ordinary sequined jacket, (red), his enormous smile beaming, filled with love, with tooth that glinted like clinic stairs; Dentyne brightness; blue eyes, tanned dermis, coiffed hair; every little thing was once in position after we met him. He regarded similar to he did on television. other than that he used to be numerous tales tall, had no legs (tank treads; a true speaking head; no pants lower than the table, newscaster long gone mad; media puppet made right into a slave god of Rupert Murdoch’s demise factory), and his palms (come ta examine it, Joe, we by no means did see his fingers; oh MY GOD!

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