Friday, November 16, 2007

ADDICTION = 1+2+2+1+3+1+1+1+1

I have a confession to make.

I am addicted to Scrabble.

Do not point and laugh because you cannot make me feel any lamer than I already do. I need help! But I'm not here to seek reform. NAY!!! I've come to tell you about something I actually find quite hilarious.

See, (almost) every day I will go online and play a couple games (Does that categorize me as a 'gamer'? Because that's just gross. And you know what really drives home the stereotype? Right now, as I sit in front of the computer on which I play Scrabble, I'm wearing jogging pants and a housecoat. My life as I know it is over.)

So - the games I play are live and with total strangers. So, you never know who you're messin' with. Most people are gracious and nice and we all go on our merry Scrabble-lovin' way. But the other day.....I PLAYED AGAINST A SCRABBLE TRASH-TALKER!!!

There are certain tricks you pick up when you start playing regularly. Like, you find out that QIS is a word. So is SUQ. And XI (I don't care what the fark it means, it gets me lots of points). Also, you should save your S's to use nearing the end of the game to pluralize words for fast points.

Anyhoo, I'm playing online against a nameless, faceless opponent. Let's call him: BENJAMININATLANTAGEORGIA for short. i make a move and he engages me thusly:

B: R U new here?
me: been on a couple months. (I make a move)
B: Wut wuz that? I can't believe you wasted an ING on GINKO. (his move)
me: oh well. :)
B: Yeah, I always save those. (my move)
B: omg! you used an S? NOW!? You must be new right?
me: Hey, dude - it's just a game, stop freaking out.
B: sorry, it's just that it's so beginner to make those moves.
me: okay, cool, whatever. Just play.

After which I promptly KICKED HIS MILK-FED ASS and beat him by a huge score.

The moral of this story is - do not ever wear jogging pants in front of your computer. Or one day you will think a story about beating someone at online scrabble is blogworthy.

9 comments:

JB said...

Got TWO games on the go with T right now - losing one, winning the other.
Got three other games on the go - and losing two of them.
YOUR MOM beats me pretty damn easily, too!
We'll have to have a game one of these days.
Don't worry, you'll win. I suck at it, but I can't stop.
Once you pare down to, say - three or four games at a time - let me know.
It's Scrabulous, I tell you.

Newsguy Bob said...

*Sniff* I, too, am addicted to online Scrabble, and have been since I went online from home in January, 2003. I play on isc.ro.
And now, Ma Horton is trying to pull me into the vortex known as Scrabulous on facebook. (Yeah, I finally succumbed to facebook this week. Will you be my friend? Nat and Ma already are).

I am in it for fun, although the higher I can get my rating, the happier I am. I have encountered people all over the world, some of whom are hardcore geeks who get vulgar if you beat them or even play a good word. They need to lighten up, get out of their parents' basements, check out life above ground, and see daylight for once.

Misster Kitty said...

Where y'all playing online? Are y'all refering to Scrabulous on crackbook?

Maria said...

I have a difficult enough time keeping up here, much less on crackbook, scabulous or anything else.

have fun y'all

Newsguy Bob said...

isc.ro

N@ Lauzon said...

scrabulous.com!!! That's the link I gave you above, dorkuses!

Misster Kitty said...

D'OH!

HomoSapien said...

In proper scrabble, plurals ending with 's' are forbidden.

Newsguy Bob said...

Sez who, homosapien?
On isc.ro, I usually play VOID mode, which validates every word before allowing it, and it sure allows plurals ending with 's'.

Pardon my doubting nature, but my middle name is Thomas, and I'm going to have to check on that. :)

See, I told you I'm a Scrabble geek!