It’s very strange to see how much attention that Mii Parade has netted — something like 85,000 views. All that, for a bunch of tiny computer people running in a straight line. People’s reactions have been very unusual as well, often ranging into outright hostility. I keep thinking I understand the Internet’s collective mind, but then something like this reminds me that I’m just fooling myself about these angry young men. (And women. But mostly men. And men who want you to think they’re women.)
But make no mistake. A thousand-Mii parade is not an accomplishment. Yet neither is it indicative of someone in desperate need of getting a life. In fact, it simply represents what might in fact be the least effort I have invested in anything, ever. I added a few dozen codes to my Wii’s Address Book back in November over the course of a few weeks, and the system has done the rest for me. Even when I had the console unplugged for 10 days over Christmas break — I came back home and turned it on to find something like 80 Miis had been queued up while I was away.
My girlfriend sometimes accuses me of being passive-aggressive, but now I have proof that I am not. I am passive-aggregative.
The massive Mii parade does seem to throw a few kinks into my system; sometimes when moving into the Mii Plaza my Wii will hang for a minute or so on a black screen — usually when more than a dozen have appeared. And it’s made me really tired of Jesus Miis, that’s for damn sure.
Anyway, since it seems that 1,000 isn’t the limit, I’m determined to sort out precisely what is the ceiling for Parade participants. I still have a few pages blank in my Address Book, so if you’ve added my code and I haven’t reciprocated drop me a line to goad me into action. And remember that there’s a perpetual Wii code thread in Talking Time in case you’re interested in growing yourself a burgeoning Mii garden of your own.