Anyone that’s ever seen me around fireworks knows that I instantly regress to childhood when I see them. I find them completely delightful and absorbing. I find myself oohing and cooing and gasping with joy as they do their magic colourful exploding thing.
Each year on bonfire night (that’s 5th November, non-UK folks!) I am always excited to see the innovation and new sorts of explosives that they come up with. This year it was super-fast, very loud screamers. They buzzed really fast across the sky and lit up a whole area with their tails.
There’s something about the whole experience – the heat and the smell of the bonfire (on which we burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes, a Catholic who tried to blow up Parliament and King James I, but whose Gunpowder Plot was foiled), the greasy hot dog and watery hot chocolate – that makes the evening a delight from start to finish.
I don’t even care about being surrounded by crowds, including numerous tiny kids who either run around screaming with joy, or cower and wail in terror.
I wish every night could be fireworks night. Maybe I should live in Disneyland!
We shall go wild with fireworks… And they will plunge into the sky and shatter the darkness. We don’t have any fireworks that big― Natsuki Takaya
Ease of play: 1/10
Resemblance to play: 8/10
Aggression: Medium-to-High (we’re talking explosives!)
Potential frequency of play: Medium