I felt really confident.
A week ago, my school held their annual Thanksgiving feast. That's where the whole school comes, brings in food, and eats together. Before that, though, there's some student-held events. the most major one being the Super Smash Bros. tournament. It was started five years ago by Adam, and since he had graduated last year, Zachary held it this year. This was also the first year we played the new game, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which let me say is an awesome game.
I came in early to help set up, but when we found an issue with the AV cable, I realized I had no idea what to do. We got it running in time, and we had an impressive 14 entrants. I'd been training on the previous installment in the series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and I'd gone from a level 6 player to a level 9.
I felt really confident.
I armed myself with my Wii Remote and Nunchuk, and my favorite fighter Samus. In the first round, I fought a challenging fighter, but I won and advanced to the next round, then watched Adam and Zachary do the same.
I didn't do so well in the second round though. I would have won, but my opponent used a Pokemon. And when I thought the attack pattern was over, right when I thought I was in the clear, I got blasted with a Genesect beam.
The guy I fought ended up going to the final round, where he was promptly beaten by Adam. All in all, though, it was an interesting and fun tournament. Afterwards, Everyone was called to the main hall, where we ate a big Thanksgiving meal. I tried fried tofu for the first time and found I liked it. I'm quite the picky eater, so this is a rare occurrence. Usually I just get a bunch of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner with my family and sit quietly until it ends.
Then some students wend back to the game room and we all played an 8-player smash, which I won. After a couple more games, I took the bus to my bus stop, from which my sister drove me home (congrats to Claire for getting her license). When I got home, I finally got to play a game that I'd been holding off on in favor of Smash Bros. training-- Sonic Adventure 2: Battle! It's a GameCube game from 2003, but it's still great, and definitely a classic. It also has a "Chao Garden", where you can raise your own Chao! (Little blue… things.) I'm currently raising a dragon Chao named Atom. Plus, if you'll look closely in-game, you can see a poster that says, "Playing Sonic Adventure 2 is habit forming. Don't turn off!"
I'm looking forward to next year's Smash Bros. tournament. I'll be hosting, and I aim to WIN!
Colin O'Donnell, an awesome, inventing, gaming Aspergers kid on his various exploits.