15.5.13

when you dont have a lot of spending money, the city feels like a shitty videogame you accidentally found a way to enter yourself into.  but there's no goal.  no way to 'power up' or get a 'free guy.'  the only thing you can do is walk around looking at things.  every store, restaurant, art gallery, yoga place, dance place, carwash place, etc, they just look at you like "fuck do you want."  and you walk by scowling at people enjoying themselves. but you don't even want to be there with them. you want to ask them what they're doing.  like, you can see what they're doing, but no, like, really, 'what are you doing.'  and you start thinking you'd trade a million friends for one or two solid, indestructible enemies. a war.  you think about how if a war suddenly broke out in chicago, you'd immediately know what to do.  you'd have a purpose.  people would follow you.  they'd look at you and you'd go from 'shithead scowling on street' to someone they needed.  and after you won the war, you'd put everybody back into the restaurants/stores and lock them in, to be looked at by people passing by outside.  


5 comments:

lindsey said...

you mean they don't call them "extra men" where you come from? i mean, when you get the white mushroom with the green spots on it. (a.k.a., 1 up)
if you jump on a koopa troopa multiple times you can get a crown, which means you have ten lives. when i was a kid people would confuse the turtle-beings and call them ducks, not sure why considering the shells on their backs were more than apparent.
i'm glad that real life hasn't been compared to metroid yet. that'd really get the anxiety level up to 11.

Anonymous said...

Like when you are a weird person that does vintage games and feels anxiety all the time.

Anonymous said...

I feel this, besides my place or residency not being in Chicago. I like to think If a war broke out against some sort of government or power I'd lead the resistance, not because I feel they've wronged me or anything, just because it would be something to do.

trevor john said...

Your answer is correct.

Glitter Gloss said...

omg i daydream this same image at least twice a week. (its almost the same except at the end instead of locking people up & still hating them, i like them because they are loving me & i get to have a big rooftop party and theres a pool, a lot of champagne and a comfortable bedroom with an view and silk sheets, etc etc)