|Joshua with his Pap-Pap, Niagra Falls 2013|
Shinobi vs. DragonNinja The soundtrack of ATV Offroad Fury 2 was fun and added to the feeling of landing a backflip over a train or something else crazy. The guitar-infused rock tune “Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja” by Lostprophets seemed to power the wheels churning in mud and off ramps of the racing ATVs on the screen. Drums were the background to the competition against Pap-Pap and added life to the game realm. Playing alongside a man who was always smiling and was clever, too, the lyric “But are you that clever that you smile forever?” reminds me of Pap-Pap. He seemed to never be just “Okay” or “Fine,” he was “Great!” or “Pretty good!” After playing games with Pap-Pap then, and now with friends, I've realized that the experience of the game is not what's on the screen itself, but who you play it with.
About the author:
Joshua Curran is a 14-year-old freshman trumpet player, gamer, and writer. He's a member of the Fairfield High School Marching Band and loves every minute of it! Although this post was first written as a schoolproject, it is dear to him because it is written about his Pap-Pap.
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