Thursday, July 2, 2009

Twisted Therapy

Today is a tough day in Weaselville. Actually all this past week, emotions and anxiety have been running high ramping up in the knowledge that today is coming. I wind up striving to find ways to shut my brain down or at least my thoughts. The Weasels understand and try to tread as lightly as possible and to do little things in an attempt to help these days go smoothly.

Yesterday, as I wandered the house in my own little world. The Weasels were all laughing and chatting around a computer screen. They were self entertaining, therefore I was content. Soon they came to start bombarding me. Telling me of this game that they found online where the goal is to commit suicide. "WHAT?!", that got my attention. "What are you playing? No. Stop. That's awful and twisted and sick. Get away from the computer! That's not even a little bit appropriate!".

They looked at me like a third eye was appearing on my forehead as they watched. I asked Eldest Weasel, "What is this game and where did you find it? What websites are you getting into?". "Mom, it's fun. You'd love it. Here let me show you." She directed my laptop to addictinggames.com. "Mom, you won't be able to stop. I promise". She pulled up the game Karoshi.

*Karoshi is the Japanese word for death by overwork.

In this game with 1980's simple graphics, you are a small man wearing a business suit (looking very similar to a little lego dude). The object of the game to kill yourself (seriously, this is twisted). The catch is that every level is a puzzle that you must solve in order to splat your dude and move to the next level. As the levels move on, sometimes there are other little co-worker men that you must kill before you kill yourself. This game is wrong on so many different levels it's not funny.

And it's fun! And addictive! And makes you seriously focus and think outside the box. It is a fantastic puzzle solving, brain focusing exercise. I LOVE IT!

I wound up playing all afternoon. It was actually fantastic therapy for me. The kids would even help when I would get stuck on a level. I no longer have any problems with them playing this game.

Mr. Weasel called to find out how things were going at home. I told him all about the game we were playing. He freaked a little, "What are you letting them play? I don't think the kids should be playing that!". I told him not to worry, it was really okay and they were working on their math and logic skills. He thought I had lost my mind. "I'll show you when you get home".

Once home we all set Mr. Weasel up on the computer to see what game we were talking about. He too became addicted and okay'd this game for play amongst the Weasels.

Right now you are all thinking that I am nuts. You may be right, but before you unfollow or cancel your RSS subscription *click here* and check it out for yourself. If you still think I need to be committed after that, cut me some slack. It's been a bad week.

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18 comments:

melissa said...

my kids are ADDICTED to that game. even my 5 y/o. also electric man 2. that's another one they sit and play all day. me...i twitter. that's my video game!

Melisa with one S said...

I am still laughing at the excitement in your voice when you told me about this game yesterday. You're a weird one, WM, but that's one of the things I enjoy the most about you! :)

Sending you many hugs today and through the weekend. Your family is definitely on my mind. xoxo

Gertrude Groggins - said...

I can already tell I am going to love this game and I haven't even looked at it yet, lmao!

seashore subjects said...

Anything that can refocus your thoughts this week sounds like a blessing. Love to you all.

PS: the balloons games are a big deal here.

terri said...

Ok, you've got me curious. I can't wait to check this out...

terri said...

I'm an idiot. I left without giving you a hug, so I came back.

*Hug*

Tom said...

Glad they found something fun. My kids would probably like it too. I'm going to steer clear, thanks.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I'm thinking of you this week. Hugs to you and the Weasel Family.

Mrs4444 said...

Well, at least you're not all running a meth lab out of your basement...

surprised mom said...

I think I'll break my no games rule and try this one out! Your excitement comes straight through on your blog. I think though my first reaction would have been yours and Mr. Weasel's.

My love, hugs and kisses go out to you and all the Weasels today.

The Microblogologist said...

Sounds like something Niecey would like, I might have to give it a look when I get home. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today, love you guys!

Otter Thomas said...

Glad you found a bit of therapy. You will be in my prayers today.

Laura said...

No time to check out the game now, but I know where to find the link!!

Hugs & prayers your way today...I can't empathize, but I sympathize with your suffering.

I love you!!!

PJ Mullen said...

MUST NOT CLICK ON LINK! I'm much to easily addicted to things, but glad you have a distraction. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.

Michelle said...

Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you and your family today and this week(end).

And as for that game... I'm keeping this post open so I can click once I'm caught up for today. The wee ones are in bed, and my husband is upstairs snoring away, so I'm free!

Out-Numbered said...

Now I need to go play Grand Theft Auto for 2 hours to get that game out of my head.

de-I said...

I think it is kind of cool that the little Weasels could do a little therapy for their Mom.

Brian H said...

I am supposed to be writing, but instead I am playing this game.

Thanks a lot!

:-)

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