Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Braving the Frontier

Once upon a time, there was a young city slicker who finally opted for a change, heeded the call and decided to pack his bags for the frontier. Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, he wanted to return to a simpler way of life. Finding a piece of paradise out at the edge of civilization, he started to build himself a home. Braving marauding bears, dangerous rattlesnakes and even the odd hedgehog, our aspiring hero slowly shed his citified ways, adopted denim and even developed a reasonable tan.

All while ekeing out a living in the frontier.

I wish I could quit you!

Doesn't spend too long on his cold and lonely homestead though before he's desperately writing back for a mail-order husband to join him. Demands are plenty of course - some fancy clothes, a decent cabin and a wildflower bouquet! But after several seasons of planting crops such as corn, carob and cotton, the passing mailcoach leaves behind a gift. One sexy ranch hand ready to start a new life with the hero.

Love blooms and they're soon spending every evening dining together at the ring of the dinner bell.

Two cowboys in love on the frontier? Certainly not my autobiography about life in the back of beyond. Sounds like the extended What If version of Brokeback Mountain but it isn't. It's actually an episode of Frontierville. Part of the game involve completing missions such as clearing the grassland, raising the chickens - and oh yes, getting married. Seems the game actually allows the option of choosing a spouse of the same sex.

Gay marriage on Facebook! Hell, you could have knocked me over with a feather. Who knew! If that isn't growing acceptance of homosexuality, I don't know what is.

The naughty possibilities seem endless! Imagine visiting your friendly yet studly neighbour to plow his fields! So many choice ripe cherries to pluck after all. :) Imagine the horror of the religious fundamentalists as they panic hysterically over the homosexual agenda.

But that obviously doesn't interest me as much as the next step. After all traditionally what comes after marriage? Wonder if the game allows child surrogates / adoption!


Janvier said...

Still not gonna play Facebook games!

Ban said...

they anticipated brokeback mountain fans??? *pengzzzz*

Celestine said...

Wow - games are getting pretty current! Hahaha...