Monday, 22 November 2010

Smells Like Digimon World

"Does that title really say what I think it does?" Yes it does. It's not a long title either which is a shame. I must have just gone through a phase where I liked long titles. Now I've just gone back to plain weird.

I remember many years ago where I got Digimon World for the original Playstation. I opened the game's case for the first time and immediately the smell blasted into my face. The smell of new. But it was a different kind of smell of new. Cars have that distinct new smell and I like that. But eventually that smell fades and it is replaced by the little tree air fresheners and the stink of McDonalds' chips (my dad's Corsa does anyway). New books have that smell as well which is why I love walking into a bookshop and just taking the smell in. It's the same with magazines which probably explains why last week I bought 3 magazines at the same time and then spent the train ride back smelling them. But the instruction manual of Digimon World had a rather nice smell. And since then other games' manuals have had that smell but just not on that scale. They didn't smell that new even if I did get them a day before release.

"Why are you suddenly talking about the smell of something new, in particular game manuals? Have you got a new game?" Well actually, no. My youngest brother's Christmas present came today along with the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack and the little insert in that has the exact smell that Digimon World has. So that explains that. "You've just wasted my time." Yes, yes I have. But I've also wasted more of my time writing this and should probably get back to my 20000 words for tomorrow. Only a tenth of the way there...

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part One - Review

I have been to see the latest Harry Potter film. It has been quite a while since I read the book, and one of the fastest times I've read a lengthy book finishing it just 2 days after release. Before I begin there will be spoilers and this is just a review of the film, I can't remember the book for the life of me other than it didn't half confuse me but that bit will be in part two (of the movie, I'm not splitting a review up).