Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Word of Support for Japan

It's not much, but it's something.

So, by now, we've probably all heard about the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week.  Needless to say, things are pretty messed up over there right now.  It's to the point where the staff of at least one of their nuclear power plants has had to go to a safe location because of problems with the core.  Not a good situation.

I want to take a moment to let my Japanese readers know that as surprising as it may seem, most people here in the US actually do give a damn about what's going on over there.  That's worthy of mention because it seems like there are douchebags and assholes coming out of the digital woodwork over this.  Most of us are actually not like that.  Most of us actually do care.

After all, one of the main features of this blog right now is my Text Play of Breath of Fire.  It's a very good role-playing video game, and I'm quite enjoying taking the time to replay it.  Had Capcom not taken the time to develop it and release it, I'd not have that.  And it happened in Japan first.

Truth be told, a lot of good things have come out of Japan during my life, not just video games.  The electronics and computing industries over there are amongst the best in the world, of not top of the list.  The automotive industry is worthy of mention, as well.  I'm driving a Nissan that I got used ten years ago and it still runs great.

So yeah, we should all do something to help our international neighbors in Japan, even if it is only something like this.  So much good comes from over there, and we owe them whatever support we can give.

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