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Sun, Jan. 9th, 2005, 10:30 pm
Another one of my bad ideas: Culture the TCG.

Wouldn't it be nice if we had culture trading cards? I mean, look at the Japanese -- they have so much culture, they lose track of it! So, we would have all these different cards, each represnting some aspect of our culture. We would have all carry around these decks of cards that would (when taken as a whole) be our culture.

There would be lots of different types of culture cards: religion (and sect cards, too!), holidays, language (dialect and slang cards, kind of like religion and sect cards.), politics, sub-culture cards (those would be my favourites.), mythos, entertainment tastes, symbols (there would be tons of those!), and so on. This would make anthropology work easy, because you could just go through each others' decks instead of years of studying. No cultural misunderstanding, because it's all in the cards!

Best part is, you could trade the parts you don't want. Take the following example:

Satashi: I have too many culture cards! My deck is too big! -_-
John: *Snickers* X3
Satashi: Huh? Oh, right: your "Innuendo, English: Genital" card... Hmm...
John: ?
Satashi: I'll trade you my matching holiday set ("Holiday: Girls Day" and "Holiday: Boys Day") for it! ^_^
John: What? I'm an American! I have enough holidays as it is! Besides, I want to trade for Rico's "Day of the Dead" holiday card... Man... I want that holiday... X/

Okay, that didn't work. Sorry.

Also, the entire system would keep fresh because old cards (aspects of culture) would go out and new expansion sets released every generation! Think of the future!

H'!nine (go ahead, try to pronounce that.): I'll trade you my "Accent, Ahnklish: Mars" for your "Lingo, English: Programmer"! *Fluffs out her wings seductively* ^'_'^
Coast: Hhhhh-hhh... Nooooo... We chan't doooo thaaat... We're programmer... Work hard for that lingooooo... It is (how to say)... essssssential.
H'!nine: Awwww! -'_'-
John (much way older): Either of you whipersnappers want to trade your "Day of the Dead" cards?
Coast: Nooooo... It's our... favourite holiday...
H'!nine: I don't even know what that is. 0'_'0
Satashi (also way older): Give up, John-san! You'll never have it!


See? FRESH!

(This has been another one of my... "Bad Ideas".)

Mon, Jan. 10th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
invaderluca

sounds fun actually...o.o

Mon, Jan. 10th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
guido_jacobs: Nonono, that's a great idea!

Guido: I'll trade my "Holiday: Psychosis(TM) Lemmings day" for your "lingo, Japanese: Sempai" card. :)
Kevin: No way, sempai. :P
Demento: I want it! *shoves "lingo, English: spaz-tastic" card in Guido's face* Wanna trade?

Mon, Jan. 10th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
makzu

For some reason, I thought that there'd be a game involved somehow. Where you try to beat the other guy with better cards.

"I play my Gov't. Agencies: US Postal Service card! Now, any Holiday card you play gives me a +5 bonus due to greeting cards!"

"Well then, I play the US Holidays: Colombus Day card! Your Postal Service card has no effect until my next turn!"

...Something like that.

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
alfador_fox

"Dude! Will you trade me your Innuendo, English: Kinky Puns card?"
"No way, man, I need its synergy with all my Kink and Kink Knowledge cards. I laugh at least ten times more with that than I would without."
"Aw...I wanted to get rid of this Accent, English: Sexy Brit Voice card. It isn't nearly as effective as I'd thought it would be."

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC)
ghostangel

This sounds fun actually! :D make some!

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
masstreble: Dr. Frankenstien weeps.

Oh, goodness: I've already been planing some out. What have I started?! XD

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
sparksol: And his monster dances.

Hey, so long as I can trade away this Trichotic Morality rare I've been toting around, you could be starting a worldwide craze.

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): It's me, Matt

What have you been up to lately? I'm currently taking some courses in cnt (computer & network technology). I've been running into a surprising amount of friends from high school. I'm not really familiar with this live journal stuff, so I thought I'd just post a comment.

Matt

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
masstreble: Howdy!

Howdy! Wow, first Kohl, then you! It's cool when you bump into people online. I got that email you sent, I just haven't gotten around to drafting a return letter. Great to hear from you!

Mon, Jan. 17th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Good to hear from you too

Last Monday when I went to the matsu college, I went to the cafeteria and sat down. I then realized I was hearing a familiar voice, look over and realize it's Kevin. Chatted for a while and asked him he had heard from you at all and he told me about livejournal. A little while later I head into the library. At the same time I'm wondering when I'm gonna run into Kohl, so I head upstairs, and the first person I see up there is actually Kohl.