So, what the heck is this all about?
Last month, I figured it’d make sense to start cleaning out stuff I haven’t any need for. I’ve got a broken Dreamcast that needs fixed and disposed of; I’ve a cupboard full of action figures that a charity shop would love; I still haven’t budged my old dead computer…
Evidently, I decided my ancient catalogue of Nintendo magazines (spanning 1997 to 2005!) need to go.
Somewhere along the line, “let’s get rid of these!” turned into “let’s read all of these and scan all the interesting bits!”… and a week and a half later, I’d gone through my entire collection and had made around six hundred scans. I, uh, think my reasoning was, “if I get rid of these, at least I can still look back at the worthwhile content,” though I think it was just a desperate craving for something to do, no matter how stupid.
Like, I could have looked for something a bit more productive to do, but that would’ve required searching for work. And a minute searching for work is a minute that could have been spent doing work. Quick, what’s the most accessible thing to work on? A shitload of Nintendo magazines need scanning? LET’S GET CRACKIN’
So, um, there we are. While looking through the mags there were lots of interesting little snippets here and there – old news that I’d forgotten about, amusing reviews, entertaining features, or just plain ol’ mid-90s magazine madness. And I thought, “you know, if I play up my one redeeming trait and be a snarky git over these highlights, that could make an interesting feature!” Riff then, critique them, commentate on them, whatever makes for an amusing column. I can’t guarantee any of it will be any good, but what the heck, it’ll give me something to do and it’ll give the website some scheduled updates for once!
ONM Remembered will run every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday if this WordPress schedule thing works for me. I hope you enjoy it! (and I most certainly hope the magazine’s legal team take it it in good humour!)