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HySpace! Dodongo's Interests:
General: NOT SMOKE
Music: NOT THE SMOKING PIPES
Movies: NOT CHEECH AND CHONG'S UP IN SMOKE
Books: Dodongo... not read much... BUT HEY IF TITLE OF BOOK IS HAVING THE WORD SMOKE, DODONGO PROBABLY NOT LIKE VERY MUCH, SEE WHERE DODONGO WITH GOING IS YOU?
posted by StopMakingSense (39 comments total)

 
Ahhh crap. Sorry about that unsightly enormous space at the end of the post.
posted by StopMakingSense at 2:21 AM on May 7, 2005


not wishing to seem rude, but why on earth should anyone be interested in this?
posted by quarsan at 2:27 AM on May 7, 2005


Well, out of 20,000 (or whatever it is) users here, a few people will be interested in anything anyone posts. But I want to know why StopMakingSense likes it. Is it just the not-liking-smoke joke that Dodongo's author makes? Or is there something about HySpace that you like? Something that hasn't been made clear in this post?
posted by pracowity at 2:44 AM on May 7, 2005


quarsan writes not wishing to seem rude, but why on earth should anyone be interested in this?"

i wondered about that too, at first. But apparently it's a sort of blog-space where each blogger takes on the role of a monster or obstacle from a video game, blogging "as-if" he were in fact the video game character, about a rather repetitious daily life of waiting around for the game "hero" to kill him, over and over.

As such, it rather charmingly captures the sense of Sisyphian ennui that characterizes far to many modern lives in which we are alienated from the very labor we must nevertheless daily perform, playing out the same role in to the same cues in an ever-repeated never-changing Kabuki play of life, destined only to be minor caricatures of Prometheus, our livers ripped out by two-dimensional self-appointed heroes, daily and on cue, day after endless day.
posted by orthogonality at 2:49 AM on May 7, 2005


I think this web page rather charmingly captures the sense of Sisyphian ennui that characterizes far to many modern lives in which we are alienated from the very labor we must nevertheless daily perform, playing out the same role in to the same cues in an ever-repeated never-changing Kabuki play of life, destined only to be minor caricatures of Prometheus, our livers ripped out by two-dimensional self-appointed heroes, daily and on cue, day after endless day.

On preview, what orthogonality said.
posted by grouse at 2:54 AM on May 7, 2005 [1 favorite]


damnit, i was just going to say that!
posted by dhruva at 2:55 AM on May 7, 2005


Geeze, man, if your job involves getting your liver ripped out, whether by 2-d boss monster or regular old 3D boss: A) quit, and B) file for Workers' Comp. Loss of a liver is largely fatal, and last I checked, Workers' Comp valued a life (in California) at about $100K.

So stick it out a month... what's 30 days of agony compared to a couple million bucks, after taxes?
posted by Malor at 2:58 AM on May 7, 2005


Thank you orthogonality, I am now suitably fascinated.
posted by quarsan at 3:00 AM on May 7, 2005


Those wax wings melt near the sun ortho.
posted by peacay at 3:43 AM on May 7, 2005


Well, if you're into video games. (As am I.) That's rather good.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:44 AM on May 7, 2005


This is funny stuff. The evil video game anthropomorphic horse perspective on Genesis and horse-walks-into-a-bar jokes is good stuff-- "And I also damaged him if he jumped into me."

and orthogonality is no substitute for freebird.
posted by ibmcginty at 5:17 AM on May 7, 2005


Yeah, my first response was definitely "WTF?", but I'm glad I poked around a bit. As a veteran Zelda player, this totally grew on me. Very funny--thanks, SMS.
posted by LairBob at 6:18 AM on May 7, 2005


"I think I'm a skull with 4 balls." This was fun, thanks.
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:32 AM on May 7, 2005


I love it!
posted by mcsweetie at 6:38 AM on May 7, 2005


This is freaking great, even if a bit extreme in it's scope.
posted by panoptican at 6:38 AM on May 7, 2005


Can I be the protagonist from Adventure on the Atari 2600?
posted by Dag Maggot at 7:04 AM on May 7, 2005


I like Error. And Lord Jabun.
posted by taz at 7:28 AM on May 7, 2005


Damn you, people!
*Jumps up and down, stomps on ground*

THEY'RE ALL FROM HYRULE.
gggrrrRRAAAA! Old people and their failure to acculturate! The sheer brilliance of this entire thing is staggering. This is, by far, the greatest post I have seen in a very, very long time.

But apparently it's a sort of blog-space where each blogger takes on the role of a monster or obstacle from a video game,

Well yes! I suppose it is! *hands ortho his Geritol*

It may be, may be acceptable to simply not know certain things about certain video games. But the Legend of Zelda series of games is not "certain" video games. It represents a cornerstone of the 20th century - it is a new form of beauty previously unheard of.

If you are so detached from our present position in the timeline that you have never played a single Zelda game in your life, and so would fail to recognize any of these characters, you should just get off the bus now.

/harsh words from a man with an angry hangover.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:54 AM on May 7, 2005


Triforce...
posted by sdrawkcab at 8:02 AM on May 7, 2005


*hands BB a cup of coffee*
*gets off the bus*
posted by mkhall at 8:11 AM on May 7, 2005


*rides his bike*
posted by five fresh fish at 8:49 AM on May 7, 2005


*hands BB hair of the dog*
*requests token back from bus driver*
*gets off bus*
*opens a beer*
posted by beelzbubba at 9:04 AM on May 7, 2005


Hehe, this reminds me of a The Onion article entitled, "Video Game Characters Denounce Randomly Swinging Blades"

Here's an excerpt (for those of us who don't have The Onion Premium) :

Exacerbating the situation, Mario said, is the seemingly arbitrary placement of the hazards. "I could see why, if you're in a factory, you might find yourself jumping around on dangerous conveyor belts moving in different directions," he said. "But why would you have conveyor belts in a castle? Or in the middle of a forest? Nintendo and these other companies are always talking about how realistic their graphics are. Well, what's so realistic about killer turtles shooting out of clouds and such?"

funny stuff.
posted by afroblanca at 9:34 AM on May 7, 2005


I'll get off the bus, but I'll need a transfer....
posted by Floydd at 9:35 AM on May 7, 2005


Today I cut myself to see how much it bleeds. My wrist disappeared and a rupee fell out of my arm. I hate this town.
posted by boo_radley at 9:39 AM on May 7, 2005


*hates to use these newfangled asterisk thingies like this, but will try*
*also, prefers to use capital letters, but supposes they aren't the right thing to use here*
*realizes these sentences are a bit long for this asterisk stuff*
*suddenly remembers Zork I on a Commodore 64 being the last video game personally enjoyed*
*leaps from bus before it goes off cliff*
You are on a sidewalk. There are no graphics here. There is a door to the south.
>s
You are greeted by a Brew.
posted by pracowity at 9:44 AM on May 7, 2005


Maybe this was too in-jokey? Or maybe I was just being too vague? Either way, sorry.

It's not ACTUALLY an online community. It's a gag. It's a mock-up of the MySpace community which is so big with the kids these days.

Only with characters from the Legend of Zelda. People from Hyrule, y'know?

I mean, we're not talking, like, the subtle wit of Garrison Keillor or whatever usually flies around here, but I thought it was sort of funny. Especially the Engrish blog from The Old Man, some of the notes left by the "other game characters," and the fact that some of lesser bad guys from Zelda are on there (Zol? Geldarm?) with bizarre amounts of depth. Just poke around a little. It's sort of clever.

Geez, I never thought I'd say this but, perhaps I'm too nerdy for Metafilter.
posted by StopMakingSense at 9:46 AM on May 7, 2005


If you are so detached from our present position in the timeline that you have never played a single Zelda game in your life, and so would fail to recognize any of these characters, you should just get off the bus now.

Funny. I was thinking, I know these characters are from some video game, but I had no idea.

The clincher? I work in the video-game industry. *laughs maniacally*

Zelda who? I never had an NES and didn't game that much during its brief ascendancy. I also always figured Nintendo games kinda sucked. Not my thing, that cutesy stuff. I did like Donkey Kong a lot, but that was the end of Mario, AFAIC.

But yes, that site is awesome. Very well done, and lots of cool little touches. I'm sorry most of the humor is lost on me. (The post *was* a bit confusing, however. At first I thought it was some new friendster-style site for pot smokers.)

Geez, I never thought I'd say this but, perhaps I'm too nerdy for Metafilter.

Um, no. I'd bet your synergistic audience won't be awake for another few hours or so, though.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:59 AM on May 7, 2005


This is good, though I only really know the N64 characters because during the NES days, we tend to only get clearance games (when someone does this for "The Mutant Virus" I'll get every joke).
posted by drezdn at 10:09 AM on May 7, 2005


I ? Baby_Balrog.
posted by jenovus at 11:09 AM on May 7, 2005


<3
posted by jenovus at 11:10 AM on May 7, 2005


Although I have never actually gotten on this bus ("A Bus Named Zelda"), let me offer StopMakingSense a few words of encouragement:

This is NOT to most obscure post in the history of MeFi (by a longshot).

With your membername you should get more tolerance from the MetaSnarks over posts-that-make-you-go-HUH?

With Baby_Balrog on your side, you have nothing to worry about.

Nobody has ever been too nerdy for MetaFilter (but you really work at it, you could be the first...)
posted by wendell at 11:42 AM on May 7, 2005


[this is great]

B_B: I was thinking the same thing, who doesn't know Zelda?
Then i realized that Zelda is the only thing i know...and i cried.

This was my favorite, scroll down to see the funniest comment.
posted by schyler523 at 1:00 PM on May 7, 2005


[removed the giant post-post space]
posted by jessamyn at 1:56 PM on May 7, 2005


This is fantastic! Thank you, StopMakingSense.
posted by pikachulolita at 9:50 PM on May 7, 2005


For what it's worth, I think this is brilliant. A Zelda-themed parody of MySpace, with profiles for every character? I love it.
posted by waxpancake at 12:05 AM on May 8, 2005


[this is good, dammit.]

I like that Dodongo is straightedge.
posted by squidlarkin at 12:38 AM on May 8, 2005


[this is good]

Did it remind anyone else of the Forum 3000?
posted by breath at 2:15 AM on May 8, 2005


*hands Floydd a transfer to the short bus, and joins him*
posted by deborah at 7:15 PM on May 9, 2005


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