Years ago, a woman named Jenny decided that she wanted to put her crafty sewing skills to work in creating a memorable geeky pillow for someone, which ended up being her dear friend, Greg. There were some tribulations in ultimately deciding what the end result would be, but six months later, she had cross-stitched her project to perfection.
The gift was a 12”x12” pillow based on the popular classic 8-bit video game Mega Man 2, as made for the Nintendo Entertainment System console. Among retro gaming enthusiasts, that particular cartridge title is considered a masterpiece, a side-scrolling run-'n'-gun platformer that ranks among the greatest gaming experiences of all time.
Jenny chronicles the whole tale on the gaming-centric website Nukezilla. But, beyond her occasionally showing the thing off across social media, where are the cries for more attention on this artifact? Where is the parade of fans? Where is the awkward fan fiction? Where is the viral music video? Where is the online petition to have it declared a national historic monument? Where is the universally agreed-upon declaration that this is the world's greatest creative project ever with a retro gaming theme?
Pillows are fantastic. They are comfy, and squishy, and soft, and oh-so-pleasant. But this, this? This Mega Man 2 throw is the greatest pillow of them all. There is really no competition, and Jenny's Twitter account should have more followers purely on the merits of that sweet pillow.