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February 17, 2003 10:03 AM   Subscribe

"That's not gaming; that's just typing!" A time-waster to end all time-wasters, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I love it! [Just type the letters as they appear, Flash req.]
posted by Carlos Quevedo (30 comments total)

 
Oh if Mavis Beacon could see me now. *sniff*
posted by Stan Chin at 10:09 AM on February 17, 2003


If you're a hunter and a pecker, this is not the game for you. Fun, though.
posted by vito90 at 10:10 AM on February 17, 2003


I love it as well! I sucked at it as I've yet to master the fine art of not looking at the keyboard while typing, but hey, it raised my pulse nonetheless. Thanks, Carlos.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:14 AM on February 17, 2003


It's cool, but where are the zombies?
posted by jonson at 10:24 AM on February 17, 2003


awww.... thanks.
posted by lazy-ville at 10:31 AM on February 17, 2003


I'm a pecker, but not a hunter.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:33 AM on February 17, 2003


Oops, sorry lazy-ville! And everyone else too.
posted by Carlos Quevedo at 10:36 AM on February 17, 2003


Hey, I even got to recycle my zombies gag! Double posts rock.
posted by jonson at 10:53 AM on February 17, 2003


Also, lazy, don't be such a hitlerist!
posted by jonson at 10:54 AM on February 17, 2003


great game. missed it the first time, i suppose. thx.

(256. er. yeah. the letters soaring across the screen make it uniquely difficult. my eyes don't move as fast as they did before, uh, the incident.)
posted by fishfucker at 11:05 AM on February 17, 2003


Can't possibly increase at a linear pace, can it? Anybody tried playing the left end to see if it doesn't increase as quickly?
posted by daver at 11:32 AM on February 17, 2003


Stan, like Aunt Jemima, Mavis Beacon is a fictitious person dreamed up to sell you typing skills and/or syrup. I just looked it up and now I'm kind of bummed out. I though she might have been some kind of typing goddess who could type 1000 words a minute.
posted by Frank Grimes at 12:24 PM on February 17, 2003


Nifty game -- waaay too addictive for a nerd/dork/geek like me.
posted by davidmsc at 12:44 PM on February 17, 2003


I missed it the first time 'round as well. It is nifty, but I suck at it. I can't seem to get passed the 160 letter mark, which is supremely silly since I'm a much better typist than that. I think I start to freak out once they start going faster.
posted by ashbury at 12:54 PM on February 17, 2003


That game got my pulse going faster than it did during the entire duration of Daredevil.
posted by gsteff at 1:02 PM on February 17, 2003


I can barely see the screen through these watery eyes, and my hands, oh god, my hands are trembling to the point that I am incorrectly striking the the 't' key with my right index finger where the left finger would be far more efficient. OH MAVIS BEACON WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?!?

asdf ... jkl; ....... lies.. all lies!

I thought you were truly cared about my words per minute. Why did you award me with this certificate of 'Congratulations for Completing Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing', quite possibly the happiest moment of my life? I remember catching a wayward tear that rolled off my cheek which threatened to soil the freshly printed certificate. I can still smell the wet ink off my Hewlett Packard. Now that foul stench twists my very being!

I reject you Beacon! Your wicked method of combating Repetitive Stress Disorder is a harsh medicine indeed. I remember closely guarding my heart from being stolen by that daft thief Carmen Sandiego, but lo I could not fathom it being stabbed so viciously by you Beacon. Watch me now as I peck and hunt for each letter, while slouching in my chair. How do you like that you foul demon wrench!

*peck* *hunt* *peck*

Oh I can feel the screams from your fictitious universe. I hope you choke on Aunt Jemima's syrup.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:15 PM on February 17, 2003


get help, stan.
posted by ashbury at 1:31 PM on February 17, 2003


Typing individual letter seems much harder than whole words. I can, um, "almost" touch type, I just need a quick glance at the keyboard every now and then. However, in the game I'm in trouble all the time, not remembering where the letters are on the keyboard. My speed improves somewhat if make (nonsensical) sequences out of the letters, and type them.

(372, fourth attempt).
posted by ikalliom at 2:09 PM on February 17, 2003


Woo-hoo! 3890: #5 on the day's top scores. And I can't even type very well; I think this game pretty much a unique skill, only marginally related to your typing ability...
posted by mr_roboto at 2:40 PM on February 17, 2003


Thanks to my slow computer, I scored over 19,000. Woot!
posted by UKnowForKids at 3:35 PM on February 17, 2003


19,000??!?! How slow is your computer? I'm a fast typer on a Pentium III 500 and I can only get 400...
posted by ac at 3:49 PM on February 17, 2003


Hahahaha..... 32553. I was in some kind of trance for most of it. Got too bored with it to go on.
posted by sfenders at 4:16 PM on February 17, 2003


Okay, so it is a little harder on my fast computer.

Pretty sad that a 350Mhz processor can't keep up with a game that my C=64 could have handled.
posted by sfenders at 4:41 PM on February 17, 2003


10061, then I had to stop for dinner.
posted by jazon at 4:44 PM on February 17, 2003


My score was produced on a PIII 450, with 128 megs of RAM. So 3.5 years ago...
posted by UKnowForKids at 4:58 PM on February 17, 2003


Damn. I wish I had a slow computer, instead of this 1.8GHz monstrosity. Damn, damn my luck!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:09 PM on February 17, 2003


Typing individual letter seems much harder than whole words. ..My speed improves somewhat if make (nonsensical) sequences out of the letters, and type them.

me too. I'm around 60 wpm typing, but can't break 400 on this game. And I've played it way too much. Definitely a good time waster...
posted by mdn at 6:40 PM on February 17, 2003


I have a PIII with 256 megs of ram and a high speed connection. So far my highest score is 180. I maintain that I am a fairly decent typist and my low score does not accurately reflect my typing abilities.
posted by ashbury at 6:43 PM on February 17, 2003


You think you have problems? Try getting a high score with a broken 'u' key. :-)
posted by wildeep at 2:24 PM on February 18, 2003


Bah! It's impossible to get a higher score when the site has gone poopy. :(
posted by ashbury at 6:41 PM on February 18, 2003


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