Monday, June 18, 2012

A special thank you

Sometimes people leave comments on here and one looks at them and thinks you are trying to kill one small slave... particularly those of you trying to toss one under the equine speculum. Other times one looks at them and thinks you know not what you do. You can't possibly understand because in spite of one's best endeavours to paint Him in all his quirkiness, some of you still don't understand the nature of the beast. Let's take a comment by ancilla_ksst the other day on the thread about the Guitar Hero road trip shall we...

It was an innocuous comment about a song and reading it one giggled and groaned... it's sort of a trademark sound...  because He perked up with interest. Which system had that song on it He asked? That could be fun... and off He trotted to do some research.
You see like all former drama students He has an immersive approach to anything new... He reads, he hunts around, he finds facts and anecdotes and he peruses forums attached to the newest latest obsession. And though He couldn't find the song on the playlists, he did wander back to say how much better the songs were for Rock Band...

So guess how we spent the day?

That's right, scouring every gaming store in this rather large bit of landscape hunting down all the Rock Band games. They had to be second hand of course because those games have been discontinued... which is why we had to go so far afield.
It was a round trip of approximately 204.9 km (about 127 miles) all up. It involved six shopping centres. It involved countless discussions about the pros and cons of the system and how it was easier to do the drums for it...
Has one mentioned persistence as a defining characteristic?
As one sat trapped in the confines of the car... the very small car... a conveniently captive audience.

Oh He started softly... it was going to be a quick trip to Taigum followed by the Aspley Hypermarket... with the promise of a Yum Cha lunch as a small sweetener. It sort of went out of control from that point on as we drove km after km in the pursuit of a complete set. And guess what?
One tired and stiff and drained and slightly car sick slave...
And seven fucking hours later...
He has that complete set and...
That freaking song wasn't on any of the games.

Meanwhile one small and still slightly sick slave is going to find somewhere stationary to lie down while He plays Rock Band... you know to make sure the games are all right rolls eyes
As He mutters how the song has to be somewhere...

And there He goes with his phone to find it...

Oh apparently it is a downloadable song... He needed number three to be able to access it.

Now the problem is that He hasn't got any more credits until he goes back to work and can buy some...
He really wants that song... and a few other packages he has found... though it will be a shame his mini-me won't be able to play them as they don't have a live connection...

Meanwhile one small slave is trapped with Him for the weekend... Oh gods this is going to be like the car trip L

So ancilla_ksst thank you...
You have been promoted to head bus tosser.

10 comments:

T said...

Oh no. First it was Guitar Hero, now its rock band. Maybe Rocksmith will be next?

Master's piece said...

You get that the title of head bus tosser is unpaid right???

T said...

Lol, Yup. I had to suffer through it too. Thought id spread the joy. :)

Master's piece said...

It's not available in this country... yet. Maybe by then He will have moved on...

T said...

We can only hope.

ancilla_ksst said...

I'm so so so sorry. Apparently I do my best bus tossing when I'm not even trying. Did I tell you how fun it was singing duets? VEG

Fondlers Anonymous said...

Too Too funny.

Master's piece said...

@ancilla_ksst You just went from casual to professional bus tosser there :(

ancilla_ksst said...

I never even mentioned the equine speculum. You know who taught me everything I know about the bus tossing routine? That Vixen cutie.

Master's piece said...

That Vixen cutie is mercifully busy... otherwise you would have help :(