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Writing here in some ways feels like Old LJ times. It's the interface I think.

I am completely unable to write about geopolitical events. My ability to be calm about the overwhelming horror I feel on a near daily basis is nil.

So instead, I'll write about how Nintendo discontinued the Classic today. I'll probably never buy a Nintendo again, which is sad. I desperately wanted a Classic, and they were completely unobtainable for months and months. (Unless I want to pay two or three times the box price from a reseller, which I've refused to do.) It infuriates me, this petty stupid thing. There was a huge demand, and Nintendo obviously had trouble filling it. They seemed to go out of their way to not supply this product. It was weird and depressing.

I have zero interest in the Switch or any of the other recent Nintendo offerings. I feel like a jerk but I don't care about Zelda. I'm not interested in the Switch. The Classic was neat because I could indulge in some nostalgia, sit on the floor in front of my television and play some old games from time to time. Playing an emulator on a modern controller on my computer doesn't scratch that itch at all.

This is so petty. I don't need this. It's selfish and absurd to be upset about it in the face of bombs and violence and the destruction of the country. But there you go. That's living in 2017 I guess. I can't adequately express my horror. I fax my political representatives every single day and mail a lot of postcards. I get irrationally upset about a Nintendo product.

Date: 2017-04-14 12:50 am (UTC)
teferi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] teferi
Nintendo appears to hate money.

Date: 2017-04-15 06:34 am (UTC)
splix: nikolai luzhin and alec trevelyan vigbean (nikolai alec)
From: [personal profile] splix
IDK if it's the interface for me, or if it's the novelty of a newish platform. I'm kind of enjoying it in a weird way.

All the IT folks at my workplace have the Switch. I'm not a gamer at all, so I don't have skin in the game, but I'm sorry you're bummed out by the discontinuation.

I don't think it's so selfish. Shit, we need our distractions. We can't spend every moment glued to the news, we'll go freaking bananas.


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