Mega Man 2 is not the greatest game of all time. Objectively, that title belongs to Bubsy 3D. Mega Man 2 probably comes in second place. Here’s why:
is one of the most trivial, cliché, and now damn near meaningless words in our entire language. An older version of this story was originally titled Bad Writing, which was the most pretentious thing I’d ever done as a writer. It beat this title & introduction combination by only a very small margin. Here’s the story:
“Slug, your feet are burning.”
“Shut the fuck up,” he groaned, a single lick of flame tickling up from his shoe. “I was saying something.”
“I knew it,” said Tom. “I saw it coming.” Continue reading
My fists are bursts of endless light. My breath is the air that wraps your world like Christmas morning. I am the spark that lit life’s murky catalyst.
I am the God of thunder.
A belch lifted from his inner belly, brushing his palate with previous poison. His torn shirt hung wet to his tanned and calloused body. The trash eaters were out en masse, flexing their waxy jaws, pulverizing age old grime. He stumbled over broken glass, both hands balled into fists and teeth grinding as crimson blood ran from the raw soles of his feet. The dried earth greedily drank him in. The sky was rent down the middle, a line that cut across the universe. He waddled toward it.
He lifted his fist above his head, and screamed, screamed so loud that he began to bleed, the flecks of blood moistening his parched throat. He started swinging. He could barely see it through the dust, That big purple twister—that phantom thing.
“Enough, enough, enough,” he cried.
I love Mega Man. You can see the two of us high fiving at the top of the page. He’s been having a rough time, but as of late, things are starting to look up for the guy. Not too long ago, he was finally included in Smash Bros. And now, just yesterday, the Mighty Number 9 Kickstarter came to a close after raising somewhere in the ballpark of four million dollars–that’s a four with six zeroes after it. Comcept, the team developing Mighty Number 9, had initially asked for only nine hundred thousand. Continue reading