That’s right. I got a Dragon Bonus.December 1, 2006
A year or more ago, I was playing a stupid flash game and comparing my score with a friend who kept beating me. Eventually, when I realized I just couldn’t match his skill, I decided to take a screenshot of my final score, add a ton of points to the total (via photoshop) and write “DRAGON BONUS!” on the screen. I emailed him the screenshot and told him I’d received the elusive Dragon Bonus, and my score was now out of reach.
Now, maybe this guy’s gullible, but I like to think he’s just too noble to even consider that malfeasance had taken place, and so he struggled for a bit to obtain a Dragon Bonus of his own. “How did you get it? I’ve never even seen that option” etc. Needless to say, I was delighted & spent the rest of the day emailing him taunts & other images I had manipulated, once he claimed that he no longer believed in the mythical Dragon Bonus.
Today was cleanup day at our office, and while most of my co-workers took it to literally mean “clean up your workspace”, I actually just defragmented my hard drive & dug through some of the folders on my desktop. Which is where I found these:
The cumulative effect of all the childishness is striking, to say the least. Still, at the end of the day, I did get a Dragon Bonus, which is pretty impressive.