I guess I can call myself a "gamer" now. But not the XBox Live, PS3 type. Nooo...I'm totally a Nintendo DS girl. Games with wifi, and touch screens, that I can fit in my purse and play anywhere are full of win! After my boyfriend and I did our 80s Team Rocket costumes at Chicago Comic Con, I really got back into playing Pokémon Heart Gold.
Sunday night I played for hours (I stopped counting after 3 hrs.) getting my 8th badge from the Dragon Gym, and finally catching legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. Let me just say, catching Ho-Oh was no easy task. After the second hour and several Ultra Balls later, I started to get desperate. I went to google and message boards looking for trainer tips.
Somewhere around 2am last night, I finally captured the ugly thing. He was paralyzed, and had just 1 or 2 hit points left. Being so late at night, I couldn't shout or celebrate, but I did reward myself with a cup of banana pudding and I tweeted this awesome picture.
Of course, all I dreamt about last night was playing Pokémon...so it was like I never really slept.
I'm well on my journey to unlocking the Kanto region (I just have to beat the Elite Four, and Lance). I doubt I'll be staying up too late tonight. I'm super tired. But I have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself. Some of you might think I'm a total dork, but I feel like a Pokémon Master!
I couldn't help but send my boyfriend a late night email about my victory. We've been playing Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver together since I bought him a DS Lite for our anniversary. He's super proud of me and he called me a "gamer-girl." He's a huge gamer-geek, so it's a dream come true for him to have a super awesome, cosplying, gamer, girlfriend.