Feature: Video Game Characters Looking For Love
Posted by Philip J Reed
The Overhead View is of Me in a Maze
About me: I'm a little bit bashful, as you can tell from my behaviour, which is TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER GHOSTS I SWEAR. I spend my days getting eaten by a gigantic yellow circle in an inescapable maze of death, and my nights beating myself against the wall of a rectangle until it lets me out to get eaten again. I'd like to go on a date with a woman who can appreciate my classic style and tendency to make a silly face and run away whenever somebody stronger walks into the room. I'm a big fan of Italian food, but don't you dare put a cheese pizza in front of me with one of the slices missing because THAT IS NOT FUNNY.
Hair: Also Deceased
I would like to meet: The Kill Screen. Or wait...maybe I've met it already??
I like to play the following sports: The 100 Meter Dash, The 200 Meter Flee, The 400 Meter Aimless Meander
My exercise regime consists of: Patrolling the corridors of an unchanging labyrinth, and running from Pac-Man whenever I turn blue. Except that I'm always blue so really I'm referring to a slightly darker blue and...you know what? It's hard to explain. Just give me a quarter and figure it out for yourself.
My favourite music: In my day music only lasted for a couple of seconds, and was then followed by an endless swirling siren. But now I like "Little Ghost" by the White Stripes. Also "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65, "I'm So Blue" by Katie Thompson, and "Seriously Guys I am Actually the Color Blue" by the DYSWIDTs.
My favourite movie: Ghost World, The Haunting of Hill Maze, Ghost in the Arcade Machine
My favourite TV show: Caspar the Friendly Ghost, House Haunters
My dream is to: Come alive, like Peter Frampton but a lot less annoying.
On a first date I'd like to: Go out for the night. I'd invite you to my place but it's pretty cramped with my three roommates in such a small rectangle. Also it's been pretty noisy here since the Championship Edition revealed that our maze is upstairs from an obnoxious, thumping all-night disco.