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WILD LIPS

27 May 2006

It's DS heaven over here. Not even having finished the awesome Castlevania DS, I'm already engaged in Animal Crossing: Wild World, where I am the hero-god Marduk living in the quaint town of Babylon. It's all in the name. Next to that I'm also playing Project Rub a bit, which I managed to snag for a friendly price. So there's lots for me to touch, rub and press -and that's even before my pre-ordered copy of New Super Mario Bros comes flying my way from the dark regions of Canada.

Some people have become vexed by the Lipfish, others like it. It's the combination of lips with fish that strikes a chilling note with some and I am in no position to disagree with them. Captain August -as a comic that is- is somewhat geared towards extracting emotions from you. Dread, disgust, boredom; there is truly a continent of feelings that are being explored here.

I had never imagined that I could ever be bothered with a game like Animal Crossing for long, really. I thought I'd like it as a novelty thing at best. But now I've already sunken hours into the game, and I've even destroyed a previous character into which I had invested half a dozen hours just because I wasn't satisfied with the lay of the land. It's arduous to predict if it will stay fun and intriguing in the long run, but for now it's a time-sink for sure.

Those lips. Those wormlike lips. They dig into the membranes of the audience and find treasures of ancient dread. They unearth it and eat from it, and are fulfilled. That is before the eyes themselves set sight on the innards of the medulla oblongata. The consequences are vast. Vast, and devastating.

Did I mention that my new town grows oranges? I first had peaches. Now I have oranges. Happiness is in the little things.

Roderick.