Wanted: Masochists: Half-Dead or Alive.
Read no further unless you are prepared to spend the rest of your days dating your computer.
I’ve become the victim of an online game. A game with the demeanor of a sadist who readily demeans: humiliates, mortifies, deflates, and disgraces the player.
Here’s a hint: it’s a “jumbled scrabble”! It’s Lexulous! The ad reads: “You can play live against users…” My version: “You can pray and prey live against users…”
I had set the controls to level 7 and before I could blink I had a rack of 8 letters with no vowels. Recalling a positive thought to mind, of how nothing I learn ever goes to waste, I couldn’t find a way to even make a letter of the Jewish alphabet I’ve studied.
I passed on my opening play. The computer rapidly spread out letters resulting in a very obscure word. The sound of clapping accompanied this premeditated move. Whenever anyone or anything! lays down a 7 or 8 letter word the applause is heard.
I’ve heard the sound of clapping directed at me a few times and like a cheap narcotic it’s kept me hooked.
But if the wins have gone to ‘its’ head it won’t be for long because I am still in control (sort of). I am experimenting right now with crazy letter combinations to make words as yet unknown to me.
The author and poet, Charles Bukowski writes: “Some people never go crazy; what truly horrible lives they must live.”
Yes!! Nothing horrible here as I keep clicking and licking my wounds. I’m no longer my self. I’ve been electronically changed into a hybrid of blogging and bondage. Would it be too obvious to add that: I’m loving it!
I hear a final warning being issued from the kitchen where it looks like a bomb has exploded, and if it’s not cleaned up soon so someone can get something to eat someone’s going to be in for it…Oooh, goody!
Another day – another gamer.
FYI – The Dark Caffe on my Blogroll is working, and I have to exercise patience for it to load, and it’s so worth it.
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