I was part of a discussion on weird and if we thought we were weird. Well I don’t know if I’m weird but apparently I’m abstract. Here’s my response:
I don’t know if I’m weird, but I’ve been called abstract. Not sure why. Ok, I kinda know why. Tonight, my nephew tells me about a show that’s new to USA – Yo-Kai Watch. It’s on Disney from Japan and it’s about a boy who can see these creatures. These creatures, who are ghosts but they’re not saying such, are the source of all of the problems you run into.
The first one he adopts is a cat that was killed by a car and he causes all car accidents. Part of Japanese ghost folklore but it’s made cute for the cartoon of course. There’s one that is the cause of you having to suddenly go to the bathroom, stuff like that.
Anyway, I was impressed by it. And he showed me a new song they’re playing called “Gera Gera Po” – REALLY catchy earworm – comes with a dance – total Japanese marketing machine at work here. This show WILL be the new Pokemon.
So inspired, I took the original video and made a color ASCII art version of it.
Not fully done after that, I used a different set of software to make an outline ASCII art of the video. REALLY abstract.
Is this weird? Maybe. One of the lines in the song is, “Things go from strange to so much stranger” and so that’s what I did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUnZFe-Xpuo is the color ascii art of it I made. The outline one is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCxmcVI53wg and you can look up the original
Does this make me weird? I dunno. I just got this earworm of a song in my head and I wanted to do something with it.