the resigned gamer, everything I hate about the thing I love the most

Haiku for universal pastimes

Posted by Sir Cucumber at 8:31 AM on Friday, June 20, 2008

video game haiku from the resigned gamer

A rut is created either due to friction-based erosion or rolling about in a familiar mud puddle. Both lead to similarly inertial results, but both processes are similarly comfortable and pleasurable. And, as it’s unlikely we’ll soon stop orbiting the sun, are we ever truly motionless? (Relativity aside, as always.) Besides, if you start each day from a different place how do you ever expect to get your mail?
I find the hard part of life isn’t forging meaning from the hours, but filling them.

This week’s haiku go out to trusty fallbacks.


MINESWEEPER

probability
fortune does not favor you
bring calculator



randomly guessing
too lazy to diagram
is god on your side?


boss is hovering
thank the gods for minimize
sad life I've carved out

desert ringed by ones
clear warning you don't belong
your gut is lying


overcome the odds
it's not cheating if you smile
adjust preferences

one click to win (cheat)
somehow it never gets old
but how fares your soul?


SOLITAIRE

organization
sorting by suit and color
i also roll change


deal the cards again
maybe different results
shuffle cruel fate


bouncing deck of cards
my only triumph today
someone shoot me please


swanky macintosh
resistant to viruses
but lacks solitaire

robots and roses
comfort me in solitude
nobody loves me


Thanks to Mr. Mooch for coming up with this week's games, and Doomeru's flower girl for doing far more work this week than her drunken lout of a hubby.

As you can see, we're about scraping the bottom of the haiku barrel, so send us ideas or the bunny gets it.