Monday, December 22, 2008

St. Nuno

Wow! Has it been over a month since I last posted here? I shamefully know it has been. After my recent shoulder dislocation, I kind of slumped. Not only have I neglected my posting duties, but I've kind of dropped out of the blogosphere in an Elderly type of way.

I haven't posted, and even more shamefully than that, I've neglected to even check out or comment on my fellow blogger's blogs. If I'm honest, I kind of slumped after my injury, having two months off work and slipping into a routine of staying up all night, drinking loads , sleeping all day and vegetating in front of the TV.

Sure, I've played a bit, including Fifa 2007, Call Of Duty 4 and Ninja Gaiden on the DS, Condemned and GTA IV on the 360, God Of War on the PS2, but mostly it's been endless rounds of Maury Povitch, Jerry Springer, Everybody Loves Raymond and King Of Queens on the TV.

So what has kicked my sorry arse into gear? What has inspired me to update this sorry blog? Well peeps, it's all down to one man. One saviour of Portugese proportions. Not only has he discovered a new contributor to both the Dreamcast Junkyard and the Saturn Junkyard, but he has bestowed the most incredible Christmas present on the Krishna household that has arrived in years....

Having waited with baited breath for about three years for the release of Resident Evil 5, checking out every internet snippet, every 360 teaser and video demo, what should pop through my letterbox this afternoon???

Only a fucking playable demo of said game from my hallowed Portugese brother!!! I don't want to blow him up good and proper, 'cos the lovely package I received is in no doubt a tad illegal, but if you are a regular reader of this terribly un-updated missive, you'll know who has furnished me with this terribly exciting CD.

Let's take a snapshot of the moment... December 22, 2008. The postman drops a package through the letter-box. My biggest son, Joe tells me to wake up. (I was snoozing on the sofa at the time, as I have been so many times since mid October...)

I open the envelope and within is a anonymous looking disc with a hand written letter (nice touch Nuno BTW...) I pop it into the Xbox obeying the hand written instructions... Go to the My Games section of the Xbox dashboard and WTF????!!!!! ... I see the RE5 logo and some Japanese gobbleydegook.

Five minutes later, and I'm playing RE5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fucking hell!!! I'd be a liar if I said that little FK wasn't standing proud at that moment... It was a truly beautiful gaming experience. Me and my three boys were glued to the TV, all edging closer to wrestle the controls from each other.

There was a tangible feeling of excitement as we all competed to play the Shanty Town level as Chris Redfield. If I'm honest, I was the crappest, getting eaten by the infected horde much quicker than my two eldest offspring, but I was having some sort of out of body experience at the time!!!

I'm having some sort of posting epiphony at the moment and could go on and on spilling my guts to you all, but it would be wiser to wrap thi up right now... Suffice to say that Nuno has rescued me from a personal slump of major proportions, and his generosity has pulled a brother back from the brink...

So apart from registering my major gratitude to the man, I'd just like to say that my 2009 resolution will to be a return to the international brotherhood that has meant so much to me since I started blogging!

I love you guys and a Merry Christmas to you all.

17 comments:

Junlee said...

Nice post fatherk! And yes, we all know who is is who sent the game to you, lol.

Having played the demo, hopefully you can ease the doubt I displayed in a recent post about RE5. ;)

Good to have you back, and Merry Christman! :)

fatherkrishna said...

And merry christman to you junlee! The demo has left the Krishna household reeling... Jeez! I love Nuno! He should be sainted/knighted or both...

Junlee said...

LOL, Merry ChristmaS!!! Oops!

gnome said...

A huge thanks to Ne.. Nuno on behalf of mankind then! Great to have you back again Father. Oh, and a very Merry Christmas!

NebachadnezzaR said...

I just talked to Nuno and he said "you're welcome" :P

He's glad that you liked it. He was very touched by this post, although he already knew you would love it, he never thought this simple gesture could have such an impact in your Christmas, and he wishes you all a Merry Christman (lol Junlee, that was epic xD)

Now come back to blogging and, why not, drop by my place, I'm sure Nuno reads it too :D

fatherkrishna said...

Well hello dear Gnome! Feels like an eternity since we last spoke! *Hugs Gnome*

And my sincerest thanks again Nebacha!!

*Sings* "It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

FUNNYMAN said...

What is this madness? A RE 5 demo disc in the hands of father. This makes yet another thing that Neba has access to before me.

NebachadnezzaR said...

Madness???

This!

Is!

SPARTA!!!

xD

BTW, I could give you some hints on how to get it if you're really interested

FUNNYMAN said...

Yes, 300 was epic. I know all about how to get it, but I don't want to do it because it is a time consuming process. I also don't want my Xbox Live account to get banned.

fatherkrishna said...

Funnyman! God, I've just realised what a blessed community we have here and how much it means to see my interweb friends turn up and check in...

Why did I have my hiatus from the blogosphere???

It's almost better than actually having real life friends and playing games... (almost)

Junlee said...

We would be real life friends and get drunk in real life if you didn't live across the pond.

NebachadnezzaR said...

"We would be real life friends and get drunk in real life if you didn't live across the pond."

You do realize that that argument works both ways, don't you? :D

gnome said...

(hugs Father and Father's liquor cabinet)

(hugs Nebacha)

(hugs a tree)

(hugs around)

Ah, yes, it felt like ages...

Junlee said...

Well of course I do Neb! If I lived in Manchester, father and I would be kickin' it! I would stop by on Christmas Eve and drink his finest alcohol while he was attempting to sing Christmas carols.

And then after that we could play that RE5 demo yo...I mean, Nuno supplied.

fatherkrishna said...

"Well of course I do Neb! If I lived in Manchester, father and I would be kickin' it! I would stop by on Christmas Eve and drink his finest alcohol while he was attempting to sing Christmas carols."

*FK wipes away a tear...*

one day my dear friends, we must promise to get together and do this for real.

gnome said...

Yes! but as the bloody state will soon take my passport away you'd better come over here... No, really.

gnome said...

(sneaks in and leaves a lovely bottle of Dom Perignon)

Happy 2009!