28 May 2013

Welcome to the Internet #1 - Nintendo, What Are You Doing?

 I said I'd be back. I'm sitting here waiting for class to start in another half an hour, and I'm bored, so that means it's time for a rant (which will hopefully be over before my phone runs out of power - it's an iPhone 4, for the record, but I'll save that rant for later, because there's a lot more to it).

 Where do I start? How about at the beginning? I don't mean when Nintendo was making hanafuda cards, though. Let's talk NES - the Nintendo Entertainment System. Not only did it single-handedly save the video game industry (yes, this is an exaggeration), but it's a fantastic 8-bit game console that still holds up today. Nintendo had a winner on their hands.

Special Mario-themed Club Nintend-exclusive hanafuda cards
Image by Nintendo via Club Nintendo

27 May 2013

SONO GAIJIN! #1 - Japan 101 from a white guy

 Well, let's make a start, shall we? I've made some stupid-ass blog posts, and some pretty interesting ones, if I do say so myself. Hopefully this will be of the latter.
Later on, I'd like to have banners and what not for each column (yes, I'm calling them columns despite me being the only one here), but for now, I'm lazy, so they don't exist.

 I'm going to talk briefly about learning Japanese as one of the whitest guys in the lecture theatre. Seriously, most of them are Asian. Whether that be Chinese, Korean or otherwise (obviously not Japanese, of course, unless they, for some reason, don't know a lick of their own language), there really aren't many of us whiteys.
Spell-check doesn't like "whities", by the way. But this isn't an English lesson (not that I'd call either of those real words, but when "LOL" and "ROFL" are in the dictionary, I guess it doesn't really matter).

Images by AikiWeb

I'm back. It's a miracle.

 So, it's been just about two years since my last post... Guess that means I'm a pro blogger, right?

 But seriously though, it's been a heck of a busy time. University does that. When you actually go and do the work, at least. Oh, and I moved house for the first time in 18 years. Which means I'm no longer 17 years old. I thought I'd updated that thing, but apparently not. So no, that wasn't time travel (if you paid any attention).