- 8:22 PM, Tuesday,
April 22nd, 2014:
- How wonderful is
- Because clearly,
not enough is happening right now, I get a
private message from Michael Cole (the dude who
whooped my butt at the last GolfKon event) that he and
Steven reconnected and he joined Michael's
long-running Nintendo World Report podcast and
mentioned GolfKon. More than mentioned, actually did a
good 5 minutes on it and if you know me? These are the
random things I adore documenting for The
Journey. They are the moments that you usually let
float off without ever seeing or hearing again - but
I'm absolutely obsessive about grabbing and holding
onto. These are the tiny moments during MASSIVE
upheavel you tend to forget and again... it has always
been my nature to spotlight those just as brightly
because in the future when I look back on things?
It's those tiny details that are tiny pieces of gold
to me. All the big CBS and Comedy Central entries? I
never watch or reread them... all those little ones in
between? That's the heart of The Journey and this tiny
mention in a random VIDEOGAME podcast means the world
to me. So much so, of course, I had to edit
together a corresponding video because again...
absolutely nothing is happening this month.
- It occurs to me
now, that my short time with Planet GameCube was much
like my time with CD101: a family. There was shared
sacrifice by everyone involved. With CD101 it was
low-income, with Planet GameCube it was NO income and
the end result is the same: the people we met there
think fondly on the time and as a result? Think fondly
on the others who went through it... even if we didn't
know each other all that well at the time. Those of us
who went to e3 in 2001 and 2002 remember that feeling
well. Gaming may have completely passed me by (can't
wait until my kids are older though) for now, but I
remember with great fondness the launch of the new
consoles and at e3 2002, Mario, Metroid and Zelda.
What a show...
- ...and of course
now, I've known Steven for quite some time since (did
I really know him as a teenager and he's in his
30s now? Jesus) and, well, Michael just catapulted
into GolfKon lore without even realizing what he was
doing. How awesome is that? So thank you both for the
kind words and the mention in a podcast that other
gamer nerds are going to scratch their heads at... and
of course, here's to the future.
- I swear to you
I wrote that last sentence without thinking of
the movie. Sometimes things just work out that way.