Densha Blues

Musings & Memory

Here stands the stump for our resident Mecha-Keillor (or Cyber-Sedaris, depending on his mood) Darren Pierce. Relax and sip down some old-timey Pocari Sweat as he pontificates about Robophillia past and present.

Strong as Diamond ...

Darren Pierce : 2017-06-20 22:59:12
As with so many properties before it, Diaclone has been reborn for the generation of nostalgists that fondly remember one of the most influential and foundational toy lines of the 80's. We often talk about Diaclone in terms of its relationship to Microman and Transformers, its gimmicks, and its themes, but we rarely talk about market setting, and I think there's a nugget of information here that deserves to be said. The typical grail of the Japanese robot toy fan came to the store shelf in a very large box...
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On a Friend's Birthday

Darren Pierce : 2016-01-16 19:59:32
I never knew Erik Ando-yeap. For a decade, we communicated online, every day, morning to night, seven days a week. And I'm not sure I ever knew who he was. I'd like to share what I do know about him, but my experience is mostly understood through the view of a tiny chat window on a laptop screen. This remembrance of him will be overly focused on myself, because I can only talk about his world as it impacted my world. That intersection is the only story I can tell.We collaborated with others on the development of a pair of web sites...
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