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Hey! Wait! I've got a new complaint...

If I were a Tetris block, I would be a L-Shaped Tetris Block!

I am flexible, creative and innovative. I can be used in a variety of ways, for many different purposes; I'm probably bisexual, or at least I sleep around a lot.

Use me right, and I will make your world a better place.

Analyse your personality in Tetris Blocks!




Grrr. This would be such a cool answer if it wasn't for one sentence.

I want to be the five-block diagonal piece in Welltris. The one that no matter what you do it doesn't fit into anything and you spend the next 100 or so pieces rearranging the entire screen around it, but you kind of relish the challenge even while you're cursing it, because without it the game would get too boring.

Or a heart-shaped piece. That would be cool.

Current Mood: L-shaped

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From: fluffymormegil Date: August 4th, 2004 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
The key to the five-block diagonal was folding it into a corner, IIRC.
mobbsy From: mobbsy Date: August 4th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
You've now inspired me to listen to In Utero again.
j4 From: j4 Date: August 4th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that track, but never really got into the album. Don't think I've even got a copy any more, I gave all my Nirvana albums to my sister. (Except the tape of 'Bleach' which I kept for bizarre not-very-sentimental reasons.)
barnacle From: barnacle Date: August 22nd, 2004 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Teenage angst has paid off well; now I'm bored and old

She eyes me like the piece she needs to complete
I've been trapped with all her heart-shaped blocks for a week
I was drawn into your magnet puzzle game
I wish I could make another four-row play

Hey
Wait
I've got a real complaint
For I don't ever get the block that I need
Too
Late
Covered the hole again
Forever get caught by the increase in speed

Game-playing crusties have the high score yet
Cut their teeth on Space Invaders and Willy Jet Set
Broken keyboard on your desktop where I played
Throw down a "T" and a square so I can make the grade

Hey
Wait
Restart from level eight
Forever on disk are your games all saved
"Please
Wait
Loading the bonus stage?"
Alexey is spinning around in his grave

From: bibliogirl Date: August 4th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Welltris! Good grief, I haven't played that since I was in college.
j4 From: j4 Date: August 4th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't played it for a while, it won't run on my iMac. I need to get an old Mac (system 8.? probably) up and running so I can play it. Might see if I can set the LCIII up as a games machine, actually...

[wanders off into random spoddy nostalgia]
darcydodo From: darcydodo Date: August 4th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Welltris! I used to play that on the computer in my mom's lab, so many years ago. :)
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: August 4th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
You would probably enjoy Block Out, which is Tetris in 3-D with players seeking to make complete planes rather than lines. Later levels have all sorts of imaginitive blocks like

      +-+
     / /|
    +-+ +     
    | |/|  
  +-+-+-+
 / / / /|
+-+-+-+ +
| | | |/
+-+-+-+


...if you see what I mean, or even if you don't. Erm. It's a five-cube composite of [0,3]x[0,1]x[0,1] and [1,2]x[0,2]x[1,2].
lnr From: lnr Date: August 4th, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love blockout myself. Wonder if I can make it run under linux.
j4 From: j4 Date: August 5th, 2004 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Used to have a couple of shareware 3D Tetris games for the Mac (though neither will run on OS9 let alone OSX) which were quite nifty, the problem is you end up with gaps at the 'back' of the drop-zone which you then can't see to fill. I've seen a version which solves this by allowing you to rotate the board, but that somehow seems like cheating...
imc From: imc Date: August 5th, 2004 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Block Out has too many keys!

Should imagine it would work in dosemu (though personally I've never got anything to work in there that required graphics. And there doesn't seem to be a dosemu package in Fedore (boo)).
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