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...omg. I used to do this. I so used to do things like this all the damn time. (Except I didn't actually have a real videogame club, so I just pretended I did and wrote in notebooks anyway. Also, I would have never written "loose" for "lose". But yeah.) This hit me so hard with nostalgia that I just sort of crumpled up inside and actually forgot to breathe for a moment. The colourful little pictures and symbols next to the game names, the bad attempts at replicating videogame logos with my own hand-drawing, the mixing of cheats, commentary and stats obviously ripped straight from videogames magazines with cheerful abandon... it's all the same.

I would scan the one of these I actually do still have around, but they were also riddled with a great deal of... I don't know what you'd call it, exactly. Kid politics? Thinly-veiled attacks on rival clubs (where by "clubs" I meant "the two girls who always hung out together who I characterised as the personifications of Satan and all his devils, simultaneously*, when I was a kid")? So it's all a bit embarrassing. But I'll see if there's anything I can scan that doesn't actually make me shrivel up and go red from fail.

*...reading through this stuff, I'm not actually exaggerating one bit. The phrase "spawn of Kefka" was actually used at one point, which I'm assuming I considered to be roughly equivalent at the time.

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seirai
Mar. 17th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Awww, yay!
luinied
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
And to add to the nostalgia, I remember Fortress Maximus! Although I never actually had one of him myself, or knew anyone who did.
36
Mar. 17th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
I have a notebook somewhere which I turned in to a ZX Spectrum game review magazine with not only reviews and ratings but hand drawn 'screenshots'. It's one of the few things I did as a kid which was serious and not a parody of something.
llieno
Mar. 17th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
I didn't write as much, but write I did. I remember a large number of the games in that list too, which makes me smile.

I had a video-game-mascot-thing called Ratty, who was a rat who sometimes wore sunglasses. Seriously.
1000badpages
Mar. 18th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
I don't know why every person under 25 misspells so badly. I did learn to read by the whole-word method, instead of phonics, so there's that; but it just seems so difficult to screw up the spelling of a word like "lose". Por que?
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