It all happened last night, with Debbie & Mini Bezz at my side. I was at 9,975 and I was going to sleep on it, resting with the sweet anticipation of hitting the 10k mark today. But then Debbie dropped out of her MW3 game and insisted I relish the sweetness of the big G's with her in party. Who was I to resist??
Needing only 25 points felt both exciting and daunting. I was afraid that many of the achievements I had for 5-10 were already completed, and any for 20+ would take a major time crunch (did I mention this all started at 11 p.m.?) So Debbie started researching what achievos I had available, and we figured my best bet would be in Dance Central or Fable 3.
I started in Dance Central. The achievement? 100% a song in Break It Down mode. Poker Face is easy enough, and so I headed there. I was doing great. This was really happening.. Then in the last section of re-cap I broke under pressure and moved an arm wrong, getting only 97% of the song and missing the 25 point achievement.. but accidentally getting a 15 pt achievement for getting 80%+ on a song in Break It Down mode! I was kicking myself! How could I mess it up on one stupid move!? And now I only needed 10 pts!? Brain explosion! And then Debbie and I realized that it was a blessing in disguise, because had I gotten 100%, I would've gotten 2 achievements at once and not been able to relish the beauty of the clean 10,000. It would've been a dirty, horrible 10,015.
And then Fable 3 came to the rescue. A simple remodeling of 5 houses and I was there. It was beautiful The achievement popped, I saved and exited and took in the beauty of avatar Linz standing there next to those five digits. I even dressed her up for the occasion.
|And I looked like this in my excitement.|
It was truly awesome. I feel justified as a gamer. I feel accomplished. The last 3 years of Xbox ownership have culminated into this. And now...? Now I look forward to 25k I guess. And I long-distance enjoy this:
|Because your best friends make you cakes when you hit GamerScore milestones. Huzzah!|