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This is a question My most treasured possession

What's your most treasured possession? What would you rescue from a fire (be it for sentimental or purely financial reasons)?

My Great-Uncle left me his visitors book which along with boring people like the Queen and Harold Wilson has Spike Milligan's signature in it. It's all loopy.

Either that or my Grandfather's swords.

(, Thu 8 May 2008, 12:38)
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Apart from me daughter who rocks,
I have packed away a US Super Nintendo and a cartridge of Final Fantasy 6.

When I was about 14, I was going through a rough patch at school. An all male school is never easy for the quiet ones and I was psychologically tormented by all the wankers that normally attended and occasionally punched for fun by others. Was not a nice place to be in and it took alot of willpower to get through. Around that time, I didn't socialize outside of school and was basically glued to my computer in the house. The previous Christmas me parents bought me a PAL Super Nintendo and I'd finished quite a few classics on it but our local computer games shop had an imported USA game called "Final Fantasy 3", now recently re-released as "Final Fantasy 6" on the GBA.

I picked it up, stuck it on through a converter and was hooked. Every day I'd get home from school and play this game. All the crap which I'd put up with from the bullies, all the name callings were literally forgotten when I played this; they couldn't touch me here, none of that mattered.

I played it for 5 months until I'd completed every morsel of the game, then afterwards hunted down every single game Squaresoft released on the console, also discovering "Secret of Mana", "Secret of Evermore", "Final Fantasy 2" among others. They all helped me to take my mind off things; a distraction to the anguish. After a while I'd then started to build up some confidence through actually meeting a few friends outside of school, and taught myself how to deal with the bullies in my own way. But until then I owe Sqauresoft my gratitude for keeping me sane up until that point; thanks for offering me my own personal escape.

A few years later I got a job in that same computer store and picked up a 2nd hand US Super Nintendo. Had to finish the game again after I'd bought it (which I did, 60 hours and I knew where I was going too). I've packed away the game that saved my sanity now, and I don't know if I'll ever part with it.
(, Sat 10 May 2008, 8:29, 2 replies)
Good story
The media never explores this angle to video games. You are not the only one.
(, Sat 10 May 2008, 12:40, closed)
Oh yeah
Computers helped me through school quite a bit too.
(, Sat 10 May 2008, 19:12, closed)

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