Childhood obsession: Street Fighter II

What is it that makes someone obsess?

The first time I saw Street Fighter II, it felt like something I wanted in my life.  I must’ve been 8 or so, and like kids often do, I sat staring at the demo for many minutes.  I loved Blanka, because he was a green monster who could electrocute people and he made a really nice monster sound.

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Looking back, I wonder if my parent’s disdain for television and videogames fed my love for them.  Love what you aren’t allowed?  Does that really happen?

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