I was happy to discover that a Google search for “John Locke” still results in a bunch of hits for engravings and paintings of the philosopher/economist, with the Lost character first appearing as something like the eighth result. Nerds destroy everything they touch, but at least we haven’t corrupted the comparative weight and value of history vs. pop culture that badly just yet.
On the other hand, I was fairly disappointed to discover that my hilariously clever name for the Ponyta I recently captured in HeartGold, “Ignitemare,” is considerably less original than I had hoped. Stupid Internet, coming up with my jokes first.
Equally disappointing is that I turned Very Old yesterday and was playing Pokémon at all. There’s a sick, sick part of my soul that really wants to fill out a Pokédex to completion, and I really don’t understand it. My only hope is that the opportunity to finally create Jetpack Goonies (even if it is just in microgame format) via WarioWare D.I.Y. will be my redemption.