Monday, September 1, 2008
Neopets = Real-Life Drama
Ethan (signing on to Neopets): It's called Hot Dog Hero. You have a limited amount of ketchup which you can use as a little bridge. And mustard is super bouncy so you can use it as a super bouncy bridge. You can use it to bounce up on things. And mayonnaise is used to walk up walls. So that's how you play.
(Ethan makes a mistake.)
Samuel: Ethan! Do you remember how to play?
Ethan: Yep. See?
Samuel: Look out! No, no.
Ethan (panicked): How do I jump?
Samuel: You know when that happens you can draw another line beneath you.
Hot Dog Hero: Way to go! You completed level 1.
Ethan: THAT'S how you play!
Samuel: Ethan, jump to get the pickle!
Ethan: I know how to do it. See?
Samuel: There's the key! More mustard!
Ethan: Got it!
Ethan: Oh! I'm gonna go with ketchup!
Samuel: Maybe you should go with mayonnaise. You could use mayonnaise and walk right to the door.
Hot Dog Hero: Sorry, but you have run out of hot dogs.
Ethan: Oh, no! (Brightens) I'm gonna play again!