The page I’ve been working on has taken me 3 days so far. It’s not particularly complex. I just keep having abnormal interruptions. It is vexing. Every so often you just have a run of luck like that. It’s a good thing I have a little buffer up in this. Otherwise I’d be like >:|
I had a dream the other night. I don’t remeber it very well, but I had to start playing Magic again, for reasons that were not altogether clear to me. Really all i remember of it was trying to decide what starter stuff to get. It was a really odd thing to dream about, and I was very unhappy in the context of the dream. Way moreso than I would be if I was actually forced to start playing again for some reason. I can’t even imagine a scenario where that could happen, but whatever. That’s the subconsious for you.
So you know how I’ve been watching fansubbed episodes of Game Center CX? Well the other day I was reading up on the backstory of the whole thing and found out that they made a DS game for it. Which is all well and good, but I assumed that they never localized it, because, well, I mean it’s pretty obscure. It turns out I was wrong though. The first of the two games made it here, which might be old news to some of you, but whatever. It didn’t sell very well, so the sequel will likely never get ported over. It sold so poorly in fact that you can get a factory sealed copy for next to nothing, and since every other bit of merch they made ebays for hundereds of dollars I decided to go with the game.
One of the things I like about watching the fansubs is that GCCX is very… typical seeming. Like, it seems almost like you’re watching random Japanese people fritter away and afternoon. I guess that’s exactly what you’re doing, apart from it being random people… Anyway, it kind of give you a feeling like watching the show would be like living in Japan. Like what everyday life would be like, excepting for the playing video games for days at a time. There are segments where the guys wander off to various game centers (your people call them arcades.) based on tips from fans. They cut them out of the version that Kotaku had on their site, apparently. Anyway, it feels like you’re getting an idea about everyday Japan when you watch those parts. I find it interesting. I got a swapnote wallpaper from the show from somebody. At the time I didn’t know exactly what it was but now I’m like “cool”.
I bet if they did an American version of the show it would do okay. It wouldn’t be a massive hit or anything, but I bet people would watch it. People who still get G4 on their TV, for example. You’d want to get a comedian that wasn’t a staple of that channel though. Someone from outside that herd. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head. Everyone i’ve thought of is a little too old to be Arino equivalent. Not that this is an important line of thought at all. No one is going to make this imaginary show. XD