Nintendo Power Magazines get destroyed
Sent in by Andrew
My dad and me were going on a camping trip. Fairly routine for summer. A
day before we left, I was admiring my completed collection of Nintendo
Power...yup, issue 1 through 100 and ever since then. I was preparing for
the camping trip, packing my Game Boy, ect, ect. I left the first five
issues on my coffee table in my room, mainly to show them off. I
wake up, packed and ready to go, early in the morning, and find my
first 5 issues missing off my table. first, I realize my sister probably
took them and hid them as a joke (that ingreat), not unusual. so I leave,
and everything goes great. We go to the best campsite I've been in in a
long time. So, its pitch black outside, cant really see a hand in front of
your face without a flashlight. I just had a satisfying steak dinner, and
I go down to the river to brush my teeth, whale my dad starts a fire.
After brushing, I return to camp to find a nice, warm fire. I asked my dad
how he got it this big . He pulls out my 2nd edition of Nintendo Power and
says "I found these on your coffee table, they looked old, so I thought
you didn't need them." I showen the flashlight to the fire just into me to
see my first edition Nintendo Power cover (those of you who remember,
a claymation Mario...I think...no way of telling now) turned into ash and
soot. There not exactly worth anything, just a lot of sentimental value,
after all, they did help me beat my first Nintendo game (Mario 1 for NES).
Needles to say I was steamed, and made my retreat to the river with some
extra desert from dinner. The rest of the trip was in stony silence. Latter
that month (I had almost completely ignored my father up until that
day), I found a package for me! It was the gold vs. of The Legend of
Zelda : Ocarina of Time! I don't think I had ever been so happy in my
life, since I had defeated every Zelda game except for this one.
Ever since then, my dad and I are avid campers.