I did a thing for The Museum of ZZT.
Behold, a special guest Closer Look at my ancient and awful teenage newbie game, Adventure of Sam.
Because it makes references to other games and articles, here are those as well if you want the context (these were all written by Dr. Dos, not me):
Closer Look: Virus 302 Special Edition
Closer Look: School ZZT
Closer Look: Sewers of ZZT
All right, so this... hurt a little. Everyone gets that "Ugh my old work is so awful and embarrassing" reaction. I never actually learned how to cope with mine, though, and so my past these days is more redacted than a CIA document. I wasn't kidding during that part when I said I almost just let this one stay hidden forever. But... well. Dos is right.
Also, this is... strangely liberating? It was uncomfortable to confront all of this, but there's a certain get it off my chest feeling now that I have. I feel like I've just been to Confession. It's weird. You should try it, especially if it's a ZZT game. It's fascinating, and you're helping the Museum too. (And I just happen to have all of a certain someone's *VERY* Mysterious games in my old ZZT folder, still. Just, you know, saying. This is what happens when you're friends with a literal packrat.)
Anyway, to everyone with whom I've had the "Geez Celine, you've always been such a sweetie as long as I've known you" "You didn't see me before...." discussion... I told you.
This is a cross-posted entry that originated from https://kjorteo.dreamwidth.org/404364.html.