"What is it you have to do again?"

Richard pointed at the screen. "You have to get the butterflies to land on that tree."

"Which one, the one on the left?"

"No," he said, "the other one, the little one."

His son crossed his arms. "Dad, this game is so lame! I don't see how you could have played this thing. The graphics suck!"

"Hey, this is 16-bit resolution! You should have seen some of the old 8-bit side-scrolling games. The graphics on them were even worse, but they were all we had. And do you hear those sound effects?"

"If you can call them that."

"Right, don't be a smart mouth. That's 16-bit quality sound, too. I remember when I got my first SoundBlaster card. It was a huge upgrade, cost me two hundred bucks."

"Dad, I get the point. I should be grateful for what I have, my XBox 360 is a perfectly good game system, I don't need a new one, blah, blah, blah. Can we turn off this emulator now? I think I'm gonna get sick from this game, whatever it is."

"Butterfly Rapture. The girl takes off her shirt if you make the butterflies land right."

"Really?

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Galen about 10 years ago

HAH! And "Butterfly Rapture" suddenly tops Google Trends. :D

LorenWright1985 about 10 years ago

People must be retweeting the last two lines ;)

darlingman1970 about 10 years ago

Love your last-second surprises, Tony.

TonyNoland about 10 years ago

Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked it!

If you type "Butterfly Rapture" into Google, this story is the first thing to come up. Sweet!

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