First we had Farmville and all its similar time suck cousins.
Frontierville, Petville, I don’t know what I am Playingville.
I quit those when I started using my debit card to buy Farm Cash. Yes I know, I am not proud of that but there it is.
Then, came the Angry Birds.
If you have been with me here for any amount of time you may know if my extreme aversion to those angry birds with the freaky eyebrows. I had the regular game, Rio and Space all installed on different phones at various times, and inevitably got stuck on one level or another for enough time I finally gave up.
I am pretty persistent, or you may say a glutton for punishment if you know how many weeks, yes sometimes months i would play the same level over and over and over and … you get what I am putting out there?
I finally got over my Angry Birds thing when, in the grocery store, I felt compelled (I didn’t give in mind you) to throw the stuffed birds they had of the freaky little eyebrows, at the displays to see if I could knock them down. After putting a few of the stuffed evil pigs underneath. In other words, make it real and show them I had the skill to get the damn pigs in less than three birds and stop the madness.
No, I don’t know who them is. I just knew it was time to quit.
My life since then has been much calmer, and I almost forgot about the birds. The fad of the game didn’t fade as quickly as I had expected, there are still Angry Birds why the hell did they make that items to be found, but I have let it, and my obsession go, also avoiding any requests to play anything on Facebook as well as pretending I don’t even know about the game section on G+.
I hate video games.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for them. People playing them does not bother me. I will never judge you for spending time shooting birds at pigs or growing cupcakes on a cartoon farm. That is good clean fun and a great way to kill some time. Evil pigs too actually.
One of my favorite kid movies at the moment, I just watched the other day, is Wreck it Ralph, based on characters in video games and I thought it was fantastic.
I just can’t play them. From Pong, to Angry birds, and most of them in-between, there is only so far I can go before I am stuck and then overcome with frustration to the point of obsession. The point I get stuck at is usually some ridiculously low-level I won’t even say. My kids usually can double it in half the time.
I am starting to think this is like childbirth. You just plain forget. every. single. time.
Or gambling maybe. The next game will be the one, I just feel it.
Ok, Insanity. I don’t know and don’t really care at the moment as I have found a new game to hate, after getting suckered into it by my mother. It was an accident, I don’t blame her at all. I am just telling you, it was to help her out of the lemonade lake or something, I gave in and started to play the latest.
This my friends is Candy Crush. Play on Facebook, get the app for your smart phone and sync them.
And then be prepared to enter candified sugar rush …hell. I almost wish for the birds back.
I started a few weeks ago. I am on level 29.
<<—– that is level 29. Notice at the bottom I have 16 moves left. I started with 60 and the got to add three more thanks to the generosity of Facebook friends.
The object of this level is to clear all the jellies and as you can see I have 7 left with 16 moves and I did not clear them. Again. You wanna know how many I had left?
One. One stupid blob of jelly and I have to start the whole blasted level all over again.
In case I forgot to mention. I got to level 29 in the first day of playing. I have been on it for over two weeks now, giving it a go at least once, usually 10 times a day, vowing to delete the damn game if I don’t get past this level today.
When I started, My mom was on level 37, stuck. My daughter had not begun to play, she started a couple of days after me and is well ahead of me by 10 levels.
So the other day I was lamenting about how I could not get past the stupid level 29 still and my mom says,
wait til you get to level 65 it’s really tough.
If I had one of the stuffed Angry Bird toys I might have thrown it in her general direction. Not at her of course, just a warning shot, which gets me wondering…
What if the Angry Birds and the candy teamed up?
That might be something I could get into.
For now I am a sucker stuck in a land of candy treats without sticks. They wouldn’t fit in the blobs of jelly I guess. Wish me luck.
Pre posting update.. Guess what? I am STILL ON LEVEL 29!!!!
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