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[Comments] (6) : Instead of writing in this weblog or working on my secret project, I wrote a huge essay called "Nostalgiaudit". This project came out of the fact that my memories of 1987-1991 are really bad. Well, that was twenty years ago, of course they're bad, but as early as 1993 I could tell that big chunks of my memories were missing. Almost the only detailed memories I have from that period involve Nintendo games.

So I went through all those memories and cataloged them, putting them in chronological order and adding in other video-game-related memories where appropriate, in hopes that it would make that part of my life make more sense. And it kind of does. I was able to reconstruct a few chunks of my past out of memories of which games I played with whom, and what issues of Nintendo Power I remember reading.

The essay runs about seven thousand words and I'm a bit reluctant to post something so long, minutiae-obsessed, and self-indulgent, but on the other hand it's the sort of essay I'd enjoy if I read it about someone else. If you'd like to read it, email me or comment, and I'll either send it to you or put it up.

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Posted by Susie at Sat Jul 11 2009 22:07

Duh, I want to read it, and I'm sure Rachel does too.

Posted by Brendan at Sun Jul 12 2009 11:18

I am very interested in reading this, as soon as I get a chance to read the other thing that I printed out last night.

Posted by jacob at Sun Jul 12 2009 16:44


Posted by Evan at Sun Jul 12 2009 18:43

now we're playing with power ... nintendo power

(i'll take an electronic copy pls)

Posted by pedro at Mon Jul 13 2009 11:55

With a name that starts like a French prognosticator and ends like an L. Ron Hubbard invention, you know it's got to be good... I'd like a copy plz.

Posted by Jeremy Penner at Mon Jul 13 2009 14:45

As someone who would probably benefit from taking on such a project myself, I would be interested in reading this.


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