Blast From The Past: Mortal Kombat

Way back when I was a little girl, somewhere around 8 years old if memory serves me well, I really used to look forward to the summer holidays. We’d always spend five weeks at my uncle’s, where I had two cousins who were pretty much the same age as me and my brother. Those weeks there were the only time I would see them, but they were amazing. Way back then, kids still used to play outside, and so did we. Thinking back, we were quite the troublemakers! But it was all good, especially considering how kids behave these days.

If we weren’t outside, we’d spend hours playing on the SEGA Mega Drive (a.k.a. Genesis). We’ve played a lot of different games, but Mortal Kombat II and III were our favourites. Quite violent for a couple of 6-to-9-year-olds, but we loved the hell out of them. Everybody had a favourite character, and we even used to “fight” in real life, pretending we were these characters. Those were some really, really good times.

Fast forward to now; a lot of things have changed, and I haven’t seen my cousins in years. But I still have a great fondness of those games. And thanks to my best friend, I had a little “blast from the past”; he’s loaned me his XBOX, together with a copy of “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe”. And for a while I was an 8-year-old again, playing with Kitana and basically just pushing random buttons until my fingers hurt and the opponent was killed. And oh, the fatalities! And babalities! And even friendships! Back when I was a kid, we lived for those, practicing and practicing until we finally got them right. They were the ultimate awesomeness.

Now of course Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe isn’t the real deal; not even close. Even the fatalities (which are “googlable” these days, yay!) aren’t as icky and awesome as they used to be, despite the huge improvement of the graphics. And don’t even get me started on my dislike of the DC Universe characters (which I just ignore or beat up ;)) and their stupid “Heroic Brutality” thing! But all in all, it’s still able to get me to a good place, a carefree place, which is exactly what I need right now.

Have you ever played any of the Mortal Kombat games? Or were you more a Tekken kind of person? What’s your favourite character?

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Quote Of The Day: I

One of the things in life I love most, is hanging out with people that I love. They’re all so very different, but they have one thing in common: a crazy sense of humor. My best friend is, of course, one of them. So the other day, after I had that horrible job interview, we decided to meet up because he was curious how things went. I told him pretty much everything I’ve told you, and that “80%” thing has even become an inside joke for us.

After a while I got hungry, and at exactly that moment a TV commercial was on, which announced that the Big Tasty was available again at McDonald’s. And that calorie bomb (I believe it was over 1000 kCal) happens to be my favourite burger ever. Of course, he didn’t quite agree, and started about this Chili Chicken Burger that was waaaay better than a Big Tasty, according to him. I told him that it sounded disgusting, and he replied;

“It’s the best thing ever. If I could fuck it, I would!”

At first I thought I misunderstood and asked “What the fuck did you just say?”.  I should’ve known better, because he repeated the above and I almost peed my pants laughing. It was the funniest thing I had heard on that humorless day, and I thought it deserved to be mentioned in a post. Hell, I even laughed my ass off writing about it now! So I hope you’ve enjoyed this small and useless post!

Do you have any funny quotes/anecdotes to share? Feel free to share them in the comment section!

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