I’d like to formally thank Phillip for writing last week’s editorial. What Phillip has lacked in hair line or whiteness of teeth, he has always more than made up for with dry wit or a funny accent. In that stead, I’d like to think me and Mr. Marlowe are very similar. One of us comes from a country where they butcher the English language and insist on frying as much food as possible, and one of us comes from America.
Another thing we share is our habitation of foreign countries. I live in Korea, and he lives in Spainland. I think. Neither of us are native to these places, and no one’s trying to hide it. In my short stay in Seoul, I’ve noticed a few things. One takes a much different point of view on people and the ideas they’ve held when they’re surrounded by a society that, when asked “Where is the bathroom?”, simply stares at you in confusion.
Maybe where someone lives has a huge input on the content they create. Especially in video games.
If you take language out of a video game, It’s almost instantly recognizable where it originates in the world. Except for Australia, maybe. They’re the national equivalent of gray and are so indistinguishable that they themselves barely know where they’re living.
I posit this – are mods from America, Britain, and other parts of the world inadvertently capable of having their own national signature?