zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (Frenchman)
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Zut alors! :D
Well, I'm pretty good at this English thing.
My French is not bad. :D
I know a little Spanish and wish I had full mastery of it.
Beyond that, Russian and Japanese would be neat to know.
But I don't think I will learn either.


zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (Atari Color)
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Would you believe a Computer Space coin-op arcade machine in 1976?
Though I probably played some Pong-related thing prior to this, this is the one I remember most vividly.
I was on vacation with my parents in Florida, this was my first trip to the US.
We were North of Miami somewhere, in a boat marina.
There was a Computer Space machine in the burger joint we were at and my dad and I played it.
It was so weird.
The game is basically a duel between a saucer and a rocket ship, with a sun in the middle providing gravity. So you had to use your thrusters to avoid being sucked in. And your shots would curve around the sun if they got close enough.
Cinematronics released a souped-up version of the game as a coin-op called Space Wars.
Though Space Wars was actually a PDP-1 game first, it was definitely the logical evolution of Computer Space.


zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (The Thing)
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Doc Savage.
Also, Ben Grimm AKA The Thing.


zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (Banzai)
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"No matter where you go, there you are."

"Do or do not. There is no try."

"Lego ergo sum. (I build, therefore I am)"


zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (Oxygene)
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Jean-Michel Jarre.

I heard a lot of cool stuff when I was growing up.
My parents and my brother had tons of records of all kinds.
Jazz, rock, blues, swing, Beatles, Stones, West Side Story, Elvis, tons of stuff!
But the first band, the first artist I actually sought out myself...
The first artist I asked for by name...

Jean-Michel Jarre

"Oxygène IV" was all over the place and it remains to this day his signature track.
The first cassette I bought with my own money was "Equinoxe", Jarre's second album.
More info about Jean Michel here.


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