So remember playing Super Mario Bros. on 8-bit Nintendo? And how you would get that special mushroom
which gave you an extra life?
Okay, so, there's this charity marathon thingie going on in a couple of days, and essentially the marathon IS THIS MUSHROOM. Something about this tickles me. The only thing that would make it better would be the addition of Goombas
The event is called ExtraLife. It's this Saturday, Oct. 16. Instead of walking laps or riding a bike or blogging, the participants pledge to play video games for 24 hours straight.
Personally I think this is kind of awesome. Besides the whole mushroom nostalgia factor, I like the fact that geekdom can be used for good, and that the Internet brings us together to communicate in positive ways and build positive things.
Mostly I like the mushroom thing though.
Anyway, while I can't do the ExtraLife marathon myself, I know that a friend of mine is doing it, and so is her husband! I asked permission to pimp the link here (it was my idea to repost -- no one asked me to post this, yo). For extra fun, they're going to be liveblogging, Twittering, and Ventrilo-ing (is that a verb?) throughout.
Now, this ought to make for some entertainment. Think of your average Let's Play thread. Now take into account the fact that the Let's Play-er is a person who has also been known to create such things as some possibly NSFW Sirius/Homsar fanart
, to say nothing of such flights of fancy as Pimptastic Odin
. I think it's safe to say that whatever sithwitch13
ends up doing in KotOR, it's bound to get interesting. Especially when the sleep deprivation kicks in.
Just a couple of days left to donate to Extra Life. Scott's page is at http://tinyurl.com/donateDAO , mine is at http://tinyurl.com/donateKOTOR . (Scott needs it a little more than me right now.) Additionally, follow me at @LPlaysKotOR on Twitter for the live account of the whole thing/interfere with character choices, donations encouraged but not needed to view. If you donate and want to hang out with me and Scott on Ventrilo, let me know, we'll both be on from 8 a.m. Central time Saturday to 8 a.m. Central time on Sunday.
I hate begging, but this really is for a good cause. Be there for me while I throw myself at it?
And if your financial situation isn't such that you can afford to donate to ExtraLife right now, you should still follow that Twitter account, because this is going to be good.