Shadows of Dooooom! – part 15
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June 13th, 2010

Shadows of Dooooom! – part 15

I think my love of trophies is fairly new and comes from the Cheat’s obsession with trophies from Homestar Runner. When I was a kid I never had any desire to win trophies or compete in sports. Sports were fun things for recess and after school. Trophies were like ugly sculptures. I wanted little miniatures of dragons, ogres and knights, not a brass boy holding a baseball stick on a wooden base. Even worse were ribbons. Winning a ribbon was like being insulted. You came in second so well that you get a strip of silky fabric! Unhoorays. Just give me something cool, otherwise a handshake and a congratulations is enough. I won the video game Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders but I didn’t need a ribbon or a trophy, just the knowledge of a game well won. Now I’m thinking back to the two-headed squirrel and universally useful yellow crayon. Rehoorays!

3 Awesomes Comments!

  1. RavenBlack

    Zak was a very fine game! The complex microwave egg ploy is my strongest memory of the game.

    Kingdom of Loathing uses a consolation ribbon pretty much as a direct insult – you get it for encountering one of the ultra-rare monsters and not winning the fight, so not getting the ultra-rare prize.

    I would like to win a trophy if it was actually made of gold, because a lump of gold that size would go down well in a pawn shop!

  2. admin

    RavenBlack – I had completely forgotten about the egg, thanks for bringing that back! An actual gold trophy would be good, like an actual gold medal at the Olympics. It’s just the pale imitations I guess I think are lame. GOod point.

  3. Steve

    If you ever feel like spending the next three weeks trapped on TVTropes, check out the page Medal of Dishonor.