Monday, April 20, 2015

A to Z - Q



For my A to Z Challenge theme I will be posting items that are no longer with us or are close to becoming extinct.

These are great items to use if you are trying to set a time period in your story or to stay away from if you want your story to be timeless.


Image result for quill pen

Quill pens - still around, rarely in use.

A square video game screenshot that is a digital representation of a multicolored pyramid of cubes in front of a black background. An orange spherical character, a red ball, and a purple coiled snake are on the cubes. Multicolored discs are adjacent to the left and right sides of the pyramid. Above the pyramid are statistics related to gameplay.Q*bert arcade cabinet.jpg

Q*bert -This was a popular arcade video game released in 1982. The odd character, Q*bert, would "swear" in a speech bubble filled with characters (like you can see on the side of the video game above) when he would encounter an enemy or die.  He is still around, in fact he made an appearance in "Wreck It Ralph" but the video game is not popular like it was in the 80's.


14 comments:

  1. Q is a tricky letter! Q tips thankfully ARE still around.

    You're doing great w/ the A to Z Challenge. By the way, if you blog hop, please include your link if you comment so that others can find you easily and reciprocate any comments. Also other people who read your comment can find you and visit you.

    Maui Jungalow

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    1. Thanks for the tip. I will do so in the future.

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  2. Q-Bert--forgot all about that game!

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  3. I've always wanted to try using a quill pen.

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  4. Kids today would think Q*Bert was too simple.

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    1. There is a frogger rip off out called crossy road that is not any better graphically so maybe Q*bert would have a chance.

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  5. Don't remember Q'Bert at all but have used a quill pen in history lessons :)

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    1. That really brings history to life. I love the thought of them but the ink and the mess are quite discouraging. Especially if you have something you want to get down quickly before you forget.

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  6. Q*Bert was classic fun back in the day.

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    1. back in the day when you went to an arcade to play a game and waited in line for your turn and watched others take their turn and actually socialized.
      If you are ever in NH the largest indoor video arcade is there and has every game, even pong, as well as an indoor mini golf. We had a lot of fun visiting there with the kids. Air hockey and skee ball are still more fun for me than the arcade games, but I still played centipede and frogger (miserably).

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  7. My cousin carved the point of a feather for me to use as a quill. It was too pretty to get messed up in ink.

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    1. I love handmade gifts. That is so nice.

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  8. Hi Kat - Quill pens are amazing aren't they and always needing to be sharpened (back then) .. I see Su-sieee wouldn't use hers - not surprised. I've never heard of Q*Bert - but what a clever word to use here .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I did not know they needed to be sharpened. I just never thought about it. So eventually they would be smaller like a pencil and then time for a new one. Thanks for making me think about them in a new light.

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