Neat Junk Archive

Shorts and Guides and Manga, Oh My!

We got a cool package in the mail yesterday:

Talk about your opposites attracting! The Yoshi stuff is more examples of “Yossy” being used as an alternate romanization of Yoshi’s name. And the Yakuza 0 stuff we got because that game is just damn amazing and I need to absorb everything about it.

More Goofs from the Google Translate App

One of the best things about receiving packages from Japan is using the Google Translate phone app on the newspapers stuffed inside the boxes for padding. We got a game recently (which I still need to post about), and the app churned out some funny phrases on the newspapers:

We will never be free of eagles here at LoL.

The Origin of the Miserable Little Pile

So, this book arrived yesterday:

I was confused as to why we needed it until Mato tagged a page for me:

Whoa. So the Symphony of the Night localizer didn’t pull that line out of his butt. Mato goes into more detail about this line here if you’re interested!

All Yossy, All the Time!

Mato spotted a decently-priced set of Barcode Battler II cards for Super Mario World on eBay the other day. Swoosh! Snatched up!!

You might be able to guess by looking at the cover that we wanted these cards becaaaaaause:

More instances of Yoshi’s name romanized as Yossy! I’ll get these cards scanned real nice and add them to the Yossy Image Gallery soon~

Wander Also Likes Mario Kart

American Thanksgiving was yesterday. Delicious food was eaten! One of Mato’s traditions is to play Super Mario Kart on Thanksgiving. Wander settled down on my lap and watched each race intently.

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions involving video games? Shadow of the Colossus is another Thanksgiving game for us.

Ahh, Fragrant Toilet Paper

Goody buddy Stephen of Fangamer Japan came across another oddball product in the shops recently:

Obvious childish jokes aside, I don’t think I’d jump at the chance to buy something called “Fragrance Toilet Roll”.

Yam Yam is Yum Yum

While doing some research, I came across a Super Famicom game called Yam Yam (or Yum Yum). It’s an adorable-looking game with interesting characters, cute towns, and Space Harrier shooting!!!

You ride around on platypus-looking thing during the shooting parts. I’m sad that this one never left Japan.

Wander Likes Ys

Wander, one of our lovely kitties, has a new habit – watching us play games, and then trying to play with the characters on the screen. She did this while I was playing Ys VIII recently:

 

Maybe you could call her a Wanderer from Ys?! No, sorry, that was a bad joke. Perhaps she just wanted some of that rolled cabbage.