The Land of Games by ianna1289

The Land of Games is an exciting and entertaining land, where the citizens are free to roam about as they please.

April 26, 2009, 11:16 pm - [1]

The fun spirited folk of the Land of Games are the typically too preoccupied with different games to have traditional activities.

April 26, 2009, 11:19 pm - [2]

The Land of Games has many different game options for the citizens to get involved with no matter what his or her particular interests are.

April 26, 2009, 11:23 pm - [3]

Athough there are several games to choose from, there are no videos games because there are no televisions or computers in this world.

April 26, 2009, 11:24 pm - [4]

The types of games that are offered are games that one has to physically partake in. This is the reason many of the citizens are very busy.

April 26, 2009, 11:26 pm - [5]

All the time and dedication that it takes to successfully play a game, here in the Land of Games, there is no time for outside activities

April 26, 2009, 11:27 pm - [6]

There are thousands of arenas and fields throughout the land for the players to choose from, and hundreds of teams to join.

April 26, 2009, 11:55 pm - [7]

Today we are going to tour some of the facilities and check in on some of the games in progress.

April 26, 2009, 11:57 pm - [8]

In Basketball City, the players can choose between simple street-style courts, standard courts, or giant arenas with animated crowds.

April 27, 2009, 12:06 am - [9]

In arena #32 a much anticipated match between two of the most promenent teams in the land is about to get started.

April 27, 2009, 12:11 am - [10]

The Street Kings are favored to win in this match up, but the Swooshaholics are known for their ability to come back late in the game.

April 27, 2009, 12:13 am - [11]

Meanwhile, in Football-ville, the pee-wee league championships are about to begin.

April 27, 2009, 12:16 am - [12]

This contest is rather uncompetitive, everyone gets trophies at the end. Even if they trip on their own shoelaces and fall on their face.

April 27, 2009, 12:17 am - [13]

On volleyball court #72 a match up between the two reigning high school champion teams is underway.

April 27, 2009, 12:21 am - [14]

We expect to see a lot of action here, and a close match up with lots of obnoxious cheering from both sides of the court.

April 27, 2009, 12:27 am - [15]

In Canadia we have hockey galore, with the occasional curling match, out on our giant frozen ponds.

April 27, 2009, 12:33 am - [16]

The occasional moose strolls by but they typically ignore the players. So far we've only had 3 or 4 reported moose attacks this year.

April 27, 2009, 12:35 am - [17]

In Mehico and Brazilia the soccer season is just beginning and the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air.

April 27, 2009, 12:44 am - [18]

Kids play in the streets after school around the simulated traffic to improve their footwork. Just like in the real Mexico.

April 27, 2009, 12:48 am - [19]

Outside the largest arena, the fans are starting to riot before the first match of the season.

April 27, 2009, 12:54 am - [20]

Now I am going to weave my way through the rioting crowd as I am playing in this highly anticipated soccer match.

April 27, 2009, 12:58 am - [21]

A fan of the opposing team recognizes me and begins shouting for his friends, so I quickly run towards the 'player's only' entrance.

April 27, 2009, 1:01 am - [22]

In the locker room, the coach comes up to me and asks if my knee is feeling better. Of course I lie and tell him it feels great.

April 27, 2009, 1:04 am - [23]

I pull on my jersey top, then sit on the bench to begin the ritual of putting on my shin guards, socks, and cleats.

April 27, 2009, 1:06 am - [24]

My striker comes up from behind, grabs my shoulders, then starts screaming one of the team chants in my ear.

April 27, 2009, 1:11 am - [25]

We line up and begin trotting out the tunnel towards the field. The stadium roars above our heads and my stomach churns with excitement.

April 27, 2009, 1:14 am - [26]

I take my place in the middle of the field next to the other center mid, the ball inches from my feet, half of the crowd chanting my name.

April 27, 2009, 1:17 am - [27]

The game is fast paced, and both sides have trouble getting the ball in the back of the net.

April 27, 2009, 1:19 am - [28]

At halftime coach reminds us that even a chicken will find the back of the net sometimes, and that this is more than just a game.

April 27, 2009, 1:22 am - [29]

We retake the field, and 75 minutes in I'm awarded a penalty kick after the sweeper trips me and steps on my face while I'm on the ground.

April 27, 2009, 1:26 am - [30]

My palms begin to sweat as I line up behind the ball. Eyes on the keeper. The crowd disappears.

April 27, 2009, 1:28 am - [31]

I close my eyes and take a breath. When I open them the goal is gone, and my mom is standing in front of me.

April 27, 2009, 1:31 am - [32]

I sigh and remember that I live in the real world, and the the Land of Games will still be there after dinner.

April 27, 2009, 1:33 am - [33]
Completed: April 27, 2009, 9:57 am