CHAT: LEGO and co. (was: Re: history of conlanging (aka Conlang influences,aka Lest darkness fall))
|From:||Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 22, 1999, 14:49|
Paul Bennett wrote:
> I was fond of LEGO, which are by far the most versatile game of all
> time (what is more versatile than buying bricks and constructing
> whatever you want with them :) ). I had also all those Transformers and
> other changing robots :) . And I used my LEGO mostly to create my own
> sentai series (you know, those Japanese live action series we had in
> France and that Saban used to make his Power Rangers nonsense). I never
> had a brother (I have a sister, but she has never been interested in
> LEGO or such), nor a best friend, that may be why I never created entire
> societies with the bricks I had (and still have, they are in a closet at
> my parents' apartment).
> Lego made a very deep imprint on both my brother and me. He (at 21 years of
> age) still buys and builds the darned things with the same fanaticism that makes
> other grown adults build airfix kits.
Well, I think I would behave the same if I had my LEGO with me instead
of at my parents' apartment. :) But now my interest is more on computer
games (console games to be exact. I'm a fan of Zelda on Nintendo 64. I
already completely finished it (except maybe one or two unimportant
secret places) but I still continue to play!). They are less versatile
but games like Zelda 64 amaze me.
> My word, I never realised quite how much of an INTP life I'd actually lived,
> until I began to reel off this list! <G>
Does such a life work too with an INFP :) ? I never had any Robotix (in
fact, I even wonder if we had them in France) and even if the name Zoid
seems familiar to me, I can't remember what it is. But in fact, I was
more in LEGO, because I could buy more and more pieces and still use the
old ones. With the new LEGO Star Wars, I wonder what I could do! (maybe
an Imperial Ship :) )
> Some of my earliest attempts at linguistics were realising how similar bits of
> the French and English were on Zoid instructions.
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