Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Day No.2

Thing by the river all day no 2

13 comments:

MHN for short said...

Day Three will bring
all those wonderful things he missed
with a "ring".

As he has hoped before
it will not be mother with lore...

:-)

This is a really neat series Herge. It seems to suit you. :-)

Herge Smith said...

Thanks MHN,

I'm not sure if it really suits - it's just the same old goofy shit.

MHN for short said...

Well, I like your same old goofy shit.

Silliness in people is a dying art. I think we should bring it back!

You work on the UKers and I'll work on the yanks. Deal?

garfer said...

This is nicely creepy series Herge. It has that nice ghosty Christmassy feel to it. They used to have ghost stories on the BBC over Chrimbo. M R James was a favourite.

MHN for short said...

I always liked a good ghost story around Christmas time too. I wonder why there are more ghost stories related to Christmas time than Halloween??? Something to ponder...

Rowan said...

creepy is right :) but herge, didn't you say that YOU were playing Zelda? So, is this to be taken then as a personal account of your daily life? Or is it just "the same old goofy shit". Speaking of which, you sound very North American when you say that, can't picture a Brit saying that in fact.

Herge Smith said...

Tar all -

Rowan - I was/ and am playing Zelda at the minute.

I started a couple of weeks ago with Zelda 2 on the NES and then Zelda 3: A Link to the past on the SNES, completed Ocarina of Time on the N64 (for the 3rd time) 3 days ago and am now ploughing through Majoras Mask, also N64.

I will finish up by playing Wind Waker on the Gamecube.

It's fair to say that the Zelda series is my fav - with, controversially Zelda 3 my fav (after Ocarina) - I just love love love the isometric view and bit mapped characters - they're ace.

As for 'goofy shit' I was referencing US comedian George Carlin.

Sniffy said...

And the loo remains unclean. Good old Thing.

I like ghost stories.

Just got back from LoG stage show. It was the toppest notchest thing EVER. Anyone jealous?

Rowan said...

Cor Blimey! *how'd I do?*

I haven't played that game in years! I thi;nk the last time was in 1992 that I played the original Zelda!

I agree though, there is something about those 2-bit graphics that you can't get anywhere else. Oh the nostalgia! :)

George Carlin rocks! I was just surprised by your use of the term. Hmmm, you don't cease to amaze Herge.

MHN for short said...

Zelda is the best game EVER!! I couldn't find it for Nintendo GameCube, however. That's what the family (m,d,&o.) are getting for Christmas. That's probably the only thing we are getting for Christmas. Well, that and the turkey dinner! :-D

Faltanus said...

this keeps getting better and better herge.

along with edward gorey, two of my favorite authors are lewis carroll and dr. seuss. they both totally understood the appeal of this kind of sensible nonsense. a lot of the verse in day 2 reminded me of dr. seuss's style.

Faltanus said...

errrr.....i meant sensical nonsense, not sensible nonsense.

Herge Smith said...

Maybe I'll do a post on Zelda one day...

I was just having a chat with someone about Dr Seuss - I was recalling my love of Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Sublime.