A is for Aerith, Stabbed Right Through the Tummy
May 29, 2014 10:08 AM   Subscribe

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but posted earlier (with attribution for the artist) -- taz

Thank you, this is the best thing on the internet today.
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:12 AM on May 29 [5 favorites]

I got a lot of chuckles out of this and immediately shared it with all my gamer friends. Thank you!
posted by royalsong at 10:27 AM on May 29

Fantastic! Thanks for posting it.
posted by Shepherd at 10:37 AM on May 29

I know I've seen this before, but I'm so very glad to see it again.
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:39 AM on May 29 [1 favorite]

I cannot decide which I like more, Ecco or Tails. This is fantastic.
posted by Hactar at 10:41 AM on May 29

Spectacular. Even if it stumbles in a few places, it is all worth it for this couplet:

"M is for Mario (faulty transmission) / N is N'avi, why wouldn't they listen?"
posted by The Bellman at 10:51 AM on May 29 [3 favorites]

A is for Artorias, who tangled with the abyss.
B is for Big Hat Logan, caught up in scholarly bliss.
C is for Crestfallen Warrior, for whom life was unfair.
D is for Domhnall, murdered for his wares.
E is for Eingyi, killed by mistake.
F is for Frampt, that untrustworthy snake.
G is for Gwyn, no longer king.
H is for Havel, killed for a ring.

I sort of lost steam here. I don't think there's anything good for X.
posted by codacorolla at 10:58 AM on May 29 [4 favorites]

I thought the Tails one was good, but then Yoshi...oh man, yep.
posted by mstokes650 at 11:01 AM on May 29 [2 favorites]

posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 11:17 AM on May 29 [1 favorite]

I is for Ingward, who watches naught but the seal.
J is for Jeremiah, exiled from the real.
K is for Kirk, pierced by a thorn.
L is for Licia, betrayed by the orb.
M is for Mildred, poisoned by rats.
N is for Navlaan, locked away with his hats.
O is for Oscar, who failed in his quest.
P is for Patches, none care where he rests.
posted by the painkiller at 12:31 PM on May 29 [4 favorites]

Q is for Queen Nashandra, who fell off her throne.
R is for Rosabeth, turned all to stone.
S is for Siegmeyer, a patricide victim.
T is for Thomas, whose stockpile squished him.
U is for Urbain, whose prayers weren't heeded.
V is for Vengarl, whose head was unneeded.
W is for Weaponsmith Ornifex, who made a spider's entrée.
X is Xanthous King Jeremiah, but the painkiller already used him for "J."
Y is for Yulia, a sword, not a bucket!
Z is for Zweihander-Wielding Giantdad Phantom, took a firebomb to the face where a hollow had chucked it.
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:59 PM on May 29 [4 favorites]

Oh, Dark Souls. At least it wasn't fricking World of Warcraft.
posted by JHarris at 1:14 PM on May 29

These are absolutely wonderful! Just for the record though, almost none of these are "arcade" videogame characters.
posted by trackofalljades at 1:19 PM on May 29

Oh I know, I just wanted a snappy title.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:22 PM on May 29 [1 favorite]

Does anyone have a link to the original source, like the artist who created them?

Here is a link to the original source, the artist even sells them on a poster! ^_^
posted by trackofalljades at 1:22 PM on May 29 [1 favorite]

These are absolutely wonderful! Just for the record though, almost none of these are "arcade" videogame characters.

Seven of them are, with a further three if you could console-in-a-cabinets like the Playchoice-10.
posted by JHarris at 1:48 PM on May 29

These are all good, but "T is for Tails" is where I lost it.
posted by brundlefly at 1:49 PM on May 29

The N'avi one was my favorite.
posted by codacorolla at 1:56 PM on May 29

Did I miss something, or are all of these presentations missing something?
posted by darksasami at 3:38 PM on May 29

A problem with the Navi one (besides the fact that there's no apostrophe in her name; that's from Avatar) -- those capsules of Hylenol are way too large for her to swallow.
posted by JHarris at 6:16 PM on May 29

I'm pretty sure Yoshi's boots offered sufficient protection against Munchers. Provided that he didn't run offscreen or over a cliff, you could even jump back on him while he was running across those enemies. Looks like he may be the sole survivor.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 6:35 PM on May 29 [1 favorite]

That's a good point RonButNotStupid, in Super Mario World Yoshi is immune to spikes. (He's certainly not immune in Yoshi's Island.)
posted by JHarris at 6:44 PM on May 29

A is for Aerith, Stabbed Right Through the Tummy

Whoa, spoilers!
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 7:53 PM on May 29

Where are all the pc games?! This will not do.

A's for adventure, here circled in chalk,
Being undone by achievements unlocked.
C is for Carmack, whom Zenimax sued.
d stands for 'dog' (which is nethack for 'food')
e meant 'examine' in parsers abstruse
(type 'e' in the dark and be F'd by a grue)
G is for Garret, who fell from a gable.
Look at you, Hacker. You cut Garret's cable.
I is for Ignis, who ran out of wick.
J is bejeweled and your phone is a brick.
K is for Kings who went not unbequested.
L is for Larry who died unmolested.
Manny was M, much troubled by pigeons
(unimpressed to the Nth by R. Frost's apparition)
Olly missed Oregon, O pioneer,
P stands for Pkunk - not quite dead, to be clear.
Q is for querty and qgetoffmylawning,
R's for Roberta who kills without warning.
S is for Sulik, who hammers in heaven.
T is for Troika in chapter eleven.
U is for Ultima's lost circulation.
V is for VaultBoy who drank radiation.
W's for Warcrafts, Humans and Orcs,
and X marks the spot where it all became work.
Y is for Yendor, mugged for his necklace.
Z's for the depth we surrendered to three-space.
posted by kid ichorous at 8:05 PM on May 29


This is what we used to call a "Double post" back when we had moderators.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:12 PM on May 29

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