Saturday, December 24, 2011

Another "T'was the Night Before Christmas" (one year later)

zoz 12/24/11 7:19 PM
OK, it's a bit late for this, but I'm not sure where else to post it (other than my blog [shameless plug]). Anyway, for whatever reason, the spirit moved me to write

T'was the Night Before Christmas at EG24

T’was the night before Christmas, and all o’er the world
Escape Gamers played Yalcin’s offerings which swirled
through the ether that magically transmits them to
the computers of people just like me and you!

While children were nestled all snug in their beds, 

with visions of iPods and such in their heads,

their Moms and their Dads were completely engrossed
in the games the EG24 team would post.

They played Tesshi-e games and Café-Café
and, once done with those, they continued to play.
There were great games from SSSG, as always,
and Gongtats again gave a challenging maze.

And Rhosus and Abroy and Wild Harmony
and all of the other great game-makers we
all love to play live with our friends when we may
were there to delight us this Christmas Eve day.

And, if someone’s craving a game more bizarre,
Minoto, Sakura, and Detarou are
just waiting with scenarios so surreal
that when the game ends heads continue to reel.

But wait! What was that? That noise up on the roof?
It sounded like sleigh-bells and, I don’t have proof,
but I swear I heard someone exclaim to his crew
of sleigh-pullers, each one of whose names that he knew:

“Now Rambler! Now, SwissMiss!, now premiere and small-tool!
On, nokra! On, Leroy! On, Anya (Stu) and all
the gamers who volunteered to make this haul!
Now Dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

Now it seemed it was time for Mom and Dad, as well,
to pry themselves from their computers so they’ll
be ready when St. Nick materializes
here and, in his hunger, asks them where the pies is.

(Old St. Nick it seems never had proper schooling,
so his grammar makes some folks think that he’s fooling,
when really all this old elf wants is a snack
so once more his great journey he can attack.)

And then, there he was! Just standing right there!
How did he get in? And do we really care?
He did have a Screwdriver there in his hand,
and any Escape Gamer can understand

The magic that one can perform with this tool;
like breaking in houses. But still, as a rule
would you expect Santa Claus to be that cool?
I know that I would. He’s nobody’s fool!

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his task,
and filled all the stockings, then turned and he asked:
“I know you are EG fans so I presume, you would know where I’d find a WalkThrough for Small Room?”

So Mom and Dad gave him the info he sought,
and he thanked them and then without another thought,
he placed one finger to the side of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

Before this tale ends I must add one more thing: “Happy Christmas to all, and to all great gaming!”

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