Read carefully, for I shall write this only once. And that means I am writing it in English :)
I am still in a small state of shock. Maybe the Deviations spoiled it already, but hell, Ill start right at the beginning and well see if I can add any suspence into it. I also wish to state - for the record - that I deeply resisted using "Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles" as the title for this entry.
Today I woke up. If I ever fell asleep - I cant really tell since I had a night filled with Insomnia - something that usually happens when I am exited. Me and a Mate had planned to go to the midnight release of Bad Company 2 and since there was a offer that the first ten people in military outfits would buy the game for 10 cent, we decided to arrive there about 10 o clock.
My Gear was my standard issue Super-Human Awesome Bundeswehr uniform. Pants, parkas and field shirt, alongside with a MBB Assault vest with the Fallschrimjäger Beret on top. To add to the fun, I had a water gun in the holdster and had created a Rocket Launcher out of the same paper barrel I got Alinas Drawing Print out of. Remember this as you read on.
I arrived at Webhallen about 11 o clock in the morning - my mate had yet to leave home. Upon arrival, I was told I was number 14 with some daring buggers having arrived 3 in the morning wearing Brittish Army Chemical Protection Suits. Thoose things (I owed them myself once) are cold, nasty, and only slighly military, yet for the first two reasons, I respect them enought since they was out in the cold way longer then I was.
I was also told that places 11-18 would be able to get used games from the Tournament against Dice employees and I figured this sounded nice.
We spent a relaxing (very much so in fact) 9 hours inside Webhallen in their comfortable couches, trying on games, talking, having a jolly good time in fact !
After said nine hours, we where to spend three in the cold - and thoose three hours felt alot longer then the nine inside. However, a steady stream of Hot Chocolate did what my four layers of clothing failed to do - keep the cold out. During this time, Media and Webhallen Video did interviews with - amongst others - Me.
At 22.00, we was allowed in to play the game in a tournament against Dice Employees. I had in front of the video stated I was satisfied if I managed to kill ONE of them - and that I did. We was also allowed to ask questions to a Dice Rep. I had two - Why Medics carried Heavy Machineguns (I felt that one was answered with full satisfaction) and if they planned to add more G36 variants (Declined :( ).
At 23.55, they was to announce the winner of the Best Dressed contest. The price was Limited Edition of the game, Logitech-kit (G35 headset, G19 keyboard, G9 mouse) as well as a QPAD. For the record, I still use my Battlefield 2 QPAD. Thoose things last for an eternity.
I did not expect to win. Me and a few mates had discussed who we tought would win and most bets pointed at either one of two Royal Irish Regiment, one of the more fanciful attempts at semi-military or a young kid dressed in a beret and american uniform. The Dice Rep (I think it was a boss) stood up and the crowd went silent. Then he asked for the guy who asked the questions about medics and the machineguns - whereupon my mate quietly said "Its you". I am pretty sure there is a video of all this - I saw the camera - and when I look at it, I will be sure to note my expression because what I felt was suprise. Honest suprise and a feeling of deepest happyness.
Remember that I wanted you to remember that the tube that carried Alinas Drawing print home was turned into a Rocket Launcher?
According to the Dice Rep, this was a major reason why I won. I never tought a bored night, exitement and a pencil could give you such an edge.
The brisk walk home did not feel as bad on aching feet as it could have done...