Thursday, September 22, 2005

Meanwhile, Konami's all, "HEY!"

I really like Lost. But it turns out it's just the next wave in Chinese world domination.

So, you know those numbers, right? 4 + 8 + 15 + 16 + 23 + 42=108? And 108 was in a picture of the sun (a star) on a mural in the hatch? That's the easy part!

I knew I had seen that total used as an important story point before, and wouldn't ya know it, the 108 Stars of Destiny is the crew in Suikodens I-IV. That's hardcore. Some further reading on the subject divulged some fun facts.

  • The original novel was written in the 14th century in China and was titled Shuihu Zhuan (Japanese: Suikoden).
  • It's about 108 rebel bandits.
  • The bandits lived in the marshes near the mountain of Liangshan, and the story was published in the West as The Water Margin.
  • The novel is organized very similar to TV soap operas.
So, there you go. That was fun. We should really do this again sometime.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:35 PM

    I will quote Captain Roland of The Hammer.

    "You're out of your God damned mind."