cool street names

name aesthetics – J O Y (far away sounding music, feeling of tv static, late night desktop typing and text messages, sound of crinkling water bottles, glow of a computer screen, stillness)

“We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains; ninety-three percent stardust with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.” –Nikita Gill

I’M JUST SO EXCITED

Pokemon GO is such a genius idea though. just listen

  • The biggest flaw of the Pokemon saga is the fact that it’s mainly on handheld console, so we fans kept playing inside (what was even the purpose to go outside ?) and we all had once someone in our relatives to complain (because they love to) that we stayed too much time inside. To play Pokemon GO, you can stay inside, but then only use 1% of the game, truly. The goal is to go outside, but not only, to walk, even to jog ! 
  • Always lived in a city but you know nothing about its History, or the important monuments, or even wonder if the city has some ? In Pokemon GO, the gyms and arenas actually ARE historic buildings or important monuments. This is really clever ! It makes you wonder around and admire what your country built !
  • On the contrary, you live in the countryside and fear to see nothing on your game map and don’t experience the gameplay at its best ? Don’t worry, trainers pals ! In Pokemon GO, you’re actually very lucky if you live in the middle of nowhere (this being said, you still need good mobile data reception or wi-fi… erm) because that’s where the developers put the most of wild Pokemon !! yay !
  • It counts your steps and you will keep fit while playing a video game isn’t it the most awesome thing ever
  • EGGS THAT ACTUALLY COUNT YOUR ACTUAL NUMBER OF STEPS BEFORE HATCHING. 
  • The more you walk, the longer you jog, the most you’ll get medals and awards. The medals menu is super full, you can have a lot of different awards for different success (catching X poison type Pokemon, walking X steps between two Poké-stops… etc)
  • Oh, speaking of Poké-stops… d’you know what it is ? STREET ART. COOL SHOPS. STREET NAMES OR ADRESSES OF PEOPLE THAT DID AWESOME STUFF FOR YOUR COUNTRY. this is just re-discovering your environment and it’s very very well done
  • actually the cleverest thing about Pokemon GO is that all of this is free and i love it and i’m so excited can you tell

Here’s my favourite item from GISHWHES this year (Item 31: Personify the name of a street sign)

(We found Collins St and Gay St near us, and it was too good an opportunity to pass up so we searched for a Dean St and did all three.) With me as Cas, my housemate as Dean, and @irishangelniall behind the camera. Special thanks to my other irl friend for letting me borrow his Cas costume, which was so much fun to wear and sooo tempting to just run off with…