Happy Hump Day!
This month, my schedule is slightly out of order, so this week, I am bringing you Wednesday Words, where I share with you all what I am writing or (more often) reading. After having it in my To Read pile on Goodreads for 2 years, I've finally started Ready Player One.
In 2015, my cousin sent me a sample that I never opened. It's certainly a book that proves he knows me well, though, lol. A virtual world and superfan gamers going on impossible quests? Yes, that is my wheelhouse. I'm only about 10% in, and my sister said this is a long book, but hopefully, I won't take forever to read it. I have a Goodreads goal to catch up on.
As I sometimes do, instead of using Random.org to give a random page, I will share with you some of what I've already read, because it comes with a Youtube video that made me realize, "Yes, perfection description." Without further ado, here is a snippet of the origin of the "Easter egg":
"...Like many early videogames, Adventure was designed and programmed by just one person. But back then, Atari refused to give its programmers credit for their work, so the name of a game's creator didn't actually appear anywhere on the packaging." On the TV screen, we see Halliday use a sword to slay a red dragon, although due to the game's crude low-resolution graphics, this looks more like a square using an arrow to stab a deformed duck.
"So the guy who created Adventure, a man named Warren Robinett, decided to hide his name inside the game itself..."
I hope you skipped to the end lol. What are you reading this week?