July 31st, 2006

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02:25 am - post script
PS: does anybody else remember the old Infocom title, A Mind Forever Voyaging? Because for whatever reason, that title has always conflated itself with Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind in my head, ever since the latter came out. I'm not entirely sure why. Although I know the movie is supposed to be very poignant, though I've never seen it (other than the now 20 minutes or so of it I've seen tonight), and though I remember very little of the details of the aforementioned game, I have strongly remembered finding it poignant in the extreme, 19(!) years ago when I played it.

It probably speaks volumes that I found a primitive text adventure game about a computer slowly discovering that its real world wasn't (real, that is) was poignant enough to stick with me, even when the details themselves didn't, nearly 20 years later. (But the less said about those volumes, the better they read, n'est'ce pas? Or should I say so desu ne?)


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[User Picture] From: pennyem
Date: July 31st, 2006 - 07:47 am
Sometimes shit just strikes you as horribly true or horribly emotional, to the point of remembering it years later. Of all things, an episode of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest made me weep uncontrollably for the poignancy. If I remember correctly, Jonny and Hadji were trapped under a space shuttle set to ignition, and the Dr. was forced to watch as it lifted off knowing they were under there. (Don't worry, the dog got them out of it ok!)

I generally use logic more than my emotions and don't feel non-real-life emotional events that strongly, so something that hits hard for whatever reason stays with me.

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