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Pupils dilate. Breaths are short and shallow. Mouth is dry.

Heart racing. Palpitating. Getting closer now.

The cold sweat of my brow is dangerously close to my eyes. Stinging. I must give all my attention to this one task. I can't lose now. I've come too far.

Heart pounding. Faster. My mind scurries. I struggle to stay on duty. Should I give up? No. I've come so far.

I'm here. Fighting for my life. Hammers fly. Fireballs whip past. I focus. I dodge. I jump.

Jaw clenched. Extremities numbed. Can I get through this? I think back on times before. I wonder how much more I can endure.

I've defeated the beast. I'll get what I've come for!

Your princess is in another castle.

Damn it.

What new Hell awaits beyond the pipe?

Date: 2014-03-28 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mothermelete.livejournal.com
OMG YES, bahahah. I did in fact beat that game. Once. In my entire life. I can't even play it anymore, it's so much harder than I remember it being.

Date: 2014-03-28 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
I played The Lost Levels and it was pretty much an experiment in how much teeth grinding my enamel could take. Couldn't do it without save-states.

Date: 2014-03-28 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ljidolvillian.livejournal.com
Gotta love the brevity...instant identification with anyone who had an NES....well played.

Date: 2014-03-29 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank you :)

Date: 2014-03-28 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] basric.livejournal.com
I know the feeling oh so well, you wrote it perfectly.

Date: 2014-03-29 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thanks! This game and Kid Icarus... oi!

Date: 2014-03-28 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternal-ot.livejournal.com
Well done...handled it nicely..short and crisp!

Date: 2014-03-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2014-03-28 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Very cute! While I didn't play this game, I knew exactly what you were talking about. Nice use of details.

Date: 2014-03-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
You didn't play the game!? Wow! Probably saved you a lot of ground teeth enamel if you have my temper.

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Date: 2014-03-28 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-love-freddie.livejournal.com
This made me giggle. I like!

Date: 2014-03-29 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
That's what I was hoping for! Glad you like it, thanks!!

Date: 2014-03-28 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adoptedwriter.livejournal.com
Entertaining to read! AW

Date: 2014-03-29 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2014-03-28 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inawrites.livejournal.com
Hahahah.. I could never win this game too.. I switched the Galaxy...much easier.:) Lovely post.

Date: 2014-03-29 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Galaxy? I am not familiar with that!

I think I played almost all version of the Mario games, until they got super new.

Date: 2014-03-28 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] similiesslip.livejournal.com
I like how you describe this :)

Date: 2014-03-29 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2014-03-29 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baxaphobia.livejournal.com
Color me clueless as to the game reference here but well written just the same. Smile.

Date: 2014-03-30 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank you! It's Super Mario Bros! Loved me some old NES.

Date: 2014-03-29 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] labelleizzy.livejournal.com
kick-ass!
(please note icon, selected just for you)

Date: 2014-03-30 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Love the icon! I tried on lots of ass-kicking boots today, actually!

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Date: 2014-03-30 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Hahaha, nice. Thank you!

Date: 2014-03-29 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kandigurl.livejournal.com
I never got to beat the game because I never actually had my own NES, I had a Sega...but I played a few levels on friend's systems! I liked the way this was written. :)

Date: 2014-03-30 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
I loooved Sega. My favorite Sega game was Sword of Vermillion. Did you ever play it?

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Date: 2014-03-30 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roina-arwen.livejournal.com
Very cute!

Date: 2014-03-31 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank you!!

Date: 2014-03-30 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solstice-singer.livejournal.com
All that work, and the princess is in another castle? (Sigh) Back to work then, I suppose.

Date: 2014-03-31 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
And again and again...

Date: 2014-03-30 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shimmerdream.livejournal.com
I remember that game...

This was short and sweet, I really enjoyed it :)

Date: 2014-03-31 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Thank ou!

Date: 2014-03-31 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagomeshuko.livejournal.com
Love it! I definitely think you'll love mine after reading yours!!

Date: 2014-03-31 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
I'll check it out this evening! Thank you!!

Date: 2014-03-31 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfshellvenus.livejournal.com
At least this puts the reference in complete context for me!

And I can see why gamers laughed at the prompt, because that result would be incredibly frustrating. :D

Date: 2014-03-31 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
I guffawed when I saw the prompted! I knew quite a few people would be posting along the same line, but I didn't mind.

Date: 2014-03-31 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] witchwife.livejournal.com
Yes. Every. time.

I wonder what kind of psychological damage this did to us all as kids?

Date: 2014-03-31 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
Haha, I never considered that! Although there was a very interesting article on the instant gratification issue video games can cause...

Date: 2014-04-02 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kathrynrose.livejournal.com
Short sentence fragments really set the feeling of being in the game.

I like the way the last line hints at more than one kind of addiction. :)

Date: 2014-04-02 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seakittym.livejournal.com
You know, writing that way is only a recent addition! Someone was editing some of my work and said, "If you write in fragments, it kind of makes the reader's heart beat faster." I had never noticed in my own reading before.

Thanks for stopping in!

Date: 2014-04-03 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jem0000000.livejournal.com
Aw, poor Mario.

Date: 2014-04-03 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beautyofgrey.livejournal.com
:) This is an entertaining look at what those poor plumbers must have been thinking.

Date: 2014-04-03 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kehlen-crow.livejournal.com
Hahaha. You totally got me thinking about something else at the beginning of the entry, nice deception, and nice rendition of real-life Mario :D

Date: 2014-04-04 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karmasoup.livejournal.com
This made me chuckle, even though I saw it coming, it was still a fun ride!
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