The Darkness God Of Destroy
Signs you are an MSX addict
What's the big joke here?
It all started during an IRC session on the #msx channel (Undernet). I was reading the Signs page of NeoAlec's Unofficial Neo Geo Page and started throwing about some of the stuff listed there (adapted for MSX, of course). Pretty soon some people joined in and the list kept growing and growing over the period of a couple of hours. We joked a bit about putting chatlogs online and I told everyone I would put the list online. So here you go.
Please note I left the order in which the list was created in #msx - at random - intact.
Last update: November 2 2004
#391: You consider staying at home and cleaning the contacts of your Konami cartridge collection a good way to spend the weekend
#392: Knowing all signs of knowing you're an MSX addict by heart
#158: You lay all of your favorite carts, disks and CDs on your bed, kiss each one, cover them with a blanket, and then go to sleep on the floor
#89: When somebody compares an MSX version of a game to any other version of that game in a way that is not absolutely 100% in favor of the MSX version, you attempt to persuade them otherwise, resorting quickly to physical violence to get your point across
#389: You learned to drive by playing Road Fighter
#188: You're able to carry on a meaningful conversation using nothing but quotes from MSX games, in any language of course
#1: You own a MSX computer
#2: you use your MSX computer on a regular basis
#3: thou shalt spenth all thy money on MSX-related material and thou wallet shalt be empty. That be ye MSX law!
#267: Your neighbors had a restraining order put on you because you refuse to wear anything other than your Gillian Seed costume
#176: You don't have any close neighbours because you drove them crazy with you PSG/FM/Audio/Moonsound MSX soundtracks
#139: The US thinks that you are giving too much money to Japan by having an interest in MSX
#666: MSX unleashes the beast in you!
#57: Once elected to the Senate, you fully intend to pass a bill funding the assembly commando unit codenamed "JUNKER"
#121: You know every pseudo op of every msx assembler
#122: Undocumented opcodes are your secret project
#456: you got a japanese girlfriend to read the instructions of the obscure 1986 game collection you found in a frequent trip to tokyo
#123: You use goto's in Pascal
#76: You won't listen to classical music because it reminds you of the Thexder death theme and it creeps you out
#124: Your basic programs only contain USR commands
#128: You go to your local Army recruiting office and leave, dissapointed that you can't find any information on joining the Contra unit
#125: You can record cassette tapes on a turboR
#126: You believe a Spectravideo 328 is a MSX computer
#129: You are still suffering from the beating you got when you said: "Hey, a C=64 is also a computer"
#32: You fashion Snatcher sock puppets and use them to put on plays at the local children's hospital
#127: you can whistle programs directly into a mic connected to the turboR at 2400 baud
#7: Computer opponents start letting you win just to get you out of their hair
#4: Ow man! You (well, we) are a real bunch of loonies
#6: You don't know what '3D' stands for
#9: You are in lov with Kay Nishi
#11: you hang out on irc with your fellow msx junks making up silly lists :P
#69: You and your friends perform "Sacred MSX Rituals" around a pile of burning Green Beret carts
#12: In your business, getting squashed by a 50ft, nuclear weapons carrying, walking tank is just a minor setback
#13: When lightning strucks, you weep for your blown MSX
#17: You spend the time you're not playing msx on #msx or at msx.org
#45: You have a very large collection of cases and manuals for hard- and software that you do not own
#57: You keep all your MSX stuff close together so they won't get lonely
#409: You spend hours at the computer trying to think of something witty to post here
#256: You have a MSX laserdisc setup in your bathroom despite the fact that you now don't have room for a toilet
#333: You believe Guyver800 is an "ok person" and really exists
#334: When you step out of the plane in Japan, the guy from the customs service automatically hands you the rare MSX item you came for out of habit
#332: You've developed plans for a real Metal Gear (just in case...)
#19: You only use the first two buttons on other systems and wonder what all the other buttons do
#23: You join the military, and expect your first lesson to be guiding radio-controlled rockerts through the maze-like innards of an enemy base
#52: You plug your turbo R into a hi-fi system and force everyone (at gunpoint if necessary) to listen to every sound effect and BGM from Illusion City
#15: you spend all day looking for second-hand NES-versions of Metal Gear, buy them, then take them home and fry them all in your microwave for crimes against humanity
#10: Everytime you show someone one of your MSX machines, you have to spend the next thirty minutes explaining what it is
#14: Everytime you explain someone what an MSX is, you have to spend the next thirty minutes explaining why you still use it
#16: When Konami wants to investigate the market segmentation in your region they just call you
#293: You put a CDR of MSX music in the best stereo system on display at (insert name of well-known electronics store), set it to infinitely repeat, and abandon it
#21: You have a graveyard behind your house of people who insulted the MSX standard
#22: Whenever someone has a problem with his/hers MSX hardware they shine a big shearchlight with the MSX logo on it and you come to the rescue!
#14: You continually refer to your own brain as your biomechanical Z80
#19: You try stuffing your younger brother into a box and mailing him to Japan so he can become a martial arts master and avenge your death if need be
#82: whenever you feel like sleeping, you look for the F-1 button and wait for a bed to appear out of nowhere
#410: (latest known): All your base are belong to Kay Nishi!
#42: rule #msx No msx addict can be called sane
#63: Thou shalt not fall asleep on thy keyboard
#269: Your addiction has risen to such a level you're desperate to discuss anything non-MSX in #msx
#65: You're playing Space Manbow on a cellphone during dinner
#136: When drawing pentagrams to use in your demo, you're drawing them like in Pumpkin Adventure II : upside-down
#388: You go from 'Dutch filmmaker/columnist murdered' to 'Your favourite type of bread' instantly
#993: All I need for x-mas, is MSX! :D
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