Pixels or Death's Adam Harshberger writes:
"There is a week that I regard with sanctity. November 14thof the year 2000 through November 21st of the year 2000 – the day that Final Fantasy IX was released through a week after the day Final Fantasy 9 was released. I do not remember a lot about the game – the characters, sure, and fragments of the plot, definitely. Most of it, though, is lost somewhere.
What isn’t lost, though, is that week I spent voraciously eating through the game. I would walk home from school faster than usual, foregoing the valuable time one could spent flirting with crushes, to seat myself in the blue chair in my room and lose myself inside the screen. For some reason, I remember eating an entire pack of pepperoni in one day. I remember faking like I was going to sleep to clandestinely get out of bed and play the game on mute. I remember being panic-stricken in homeroom, furiously doing the homework I skipped the night before. I was in 6th grade.