§ Childhood: Playing pokemon gold in japanese
I just recalled this very off memory of how back when I was a kid, somehow the
only version of pokemon (gold) that was circulating amongst folks was the one
in japanese. So we freaking played gold in japanese. I can't believe I got
through so many levels with no clue of what in the actual fuck I was doing. I
remember being stuck at the point where you need to use cut to cross a barrier
or something, and figuring it out by accident.
Pretty sure I got blocked someplace because I lost the surf HM.
This memory just resurfaced, and I spent a solid five minutes thinking about
just how insane the whole thing is. A kid's determination to play a game
knows no bounds, indeed.