Product Placement in Sci-Fi, Part 2: Great images, again, plus a dynamic, reader-targeting headline!
Ron Paul is sitting at a computer, checking the value of gold. He hears ‘You're worried about the fed but you should be worried about the FRED!’ Ron Paul spins in his chair, trying to grab his musket but Freddy gets it first. ‘Time for a second American revolution!’ Freddy laughs before spinning Ron Paul around and shooting his face with the musket
I was born for this. My whole life had built to this point. So many years of training were culminating in this instant, from a childhood of escaping from Nazi dungeons in Wolfenstein 3D, to my teen years of fighting through waves of aliens in Duke Nukem, to an adulthood spent carefully ascending a variety of characters in Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup.
My wife made a small 'O' shape with her mouth, like the little face at the top of the minesweeper screen when you click on a tile. Her face came close to mine and then she placed her lips that were still making the 'O' shape on my cheek. If you've ever played minesweeper on the highest difficulty level and beat it, you know what I am talking about.
The subject matter is engaging (who DOESN'T love Samus Aran? Classic Nintendo video game protagonist? Check. Extremely hot babe? Check. Top tier SSB: M character? Not really, but powerful enough under the control of a skilled player), the pacing is excellent, and the dialogue, impeccable.