"I think guns are nasty and evil and that whoever decided to make possessing one a right was a layer of jam short of a Victoria sponge." - thawed, here
"So now I'm tapping this out kind of one-handed, because I'm trying to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with my other hand and it's proving to be a real bitch. It's a test of the ambidextrousness I don't have.
You know, there's something absurdly soothing about running over little computer-generated people in a big blue computer-generated sports car.
Sadly, the computer-generated police force seem to object to this, and are chasing after me in their irritatingly fast computer-generated squad cars.
My parents thoroughly disapprove of me playing this game, because the British media has decided to launch some kind of war on the computer games industry and won't stop churning out reports about how video games make people violent. GTA:VC, being the best-selling computer game of current times, is a sitting duck for criticism, just because it's 18-rated.
Yes, it's not FFVIII, where the cussin' is dumbed down so much that the worst you'll hear is Squall's rather emphatic "GOD!!!!!!!!" [like OMG RINOA wakeup!!!1111].
Yes, the people actually bleed before they die, rather than vanishing into the background in a nicely sterile sort of way. And, yeah, it's rather messy.
But this game is not making me violent. I am not going to get into a car for driving lessons tomorrow and squash flat unsuspecting pedestrians. I think guns are nasty and evil and that whoever decided to make possessing one a right was a layer of jam short of a Victoria sponge. I'm not going to beat the hell out of a police officer, steal his weapons, and go on a screaming rampage.
Actually, I might reconsider that thought if my workload doesn't decrease..."