What I learned about Florida in the 2 years I’ve been there is this: it’s a lot like the water level in Super Mario Bros for the NES. The first few levels of Mario are bright and fun and make you think you’re making progress in life. Then you get to the water level. Right away you notice it looks different than the previous levels, plus everything is wet the whole time. Then as you play through the level you realize that the controls don’t quite work the same as the rest of the levels. There’s different enemies, different sounds, similar but slightly different music, and NOTHING seems fair. Then, right after you confusingly die about 48 times even though you always thought you were good at playing video games, you manage to pass the level and move on to the rest of the game and you realize that the water level was just something you simply HAVE to play in order to experience the rest of the wonderful world of Super Mario Bros. Luckily for me, @ohchloe is a princess worth experiencing the water level for, and I’d replay it again any day.
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