Pokémon Red Is a Kafkaesque Nightmare

I understand the comfort afforded by an endless grind for which the only reward is more grind, perhaps a little too well. It’s about maintaining the appearance of working toward something, without the pressure of having to derive any ultimate fulfillment from whatever it is.

Retrogamer: An Objective Reality and a Croconaw

There’s, like, ten million versions of Pokémon. It’s sold millions of copies. There are half-a-dozen movies about it, and a television show. The gear is everywhere. I played for ten hours because there had to be something there, some quality. Sometimes three billion smokers are right.

‘Rattata’ & ‘Cubone’

Today I woke to find you gone and have no name to call out into the wild. I tried giving you a name once, but you rejected it.