TGS 2009: ATTACK OF THE ROTATING YELLOW DEMON
Teti is staying on the 22nd floor and I am on the 20th floor, but our Shinjuku Prince hotel rooms face the same general Easterly direction.
We were IMing yesterday morning when suddenly Teti sent me this mesage:
John Teti: WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ROTATING YELLOW DEMON ON THE BUILDING DOWN THERE
Bleary-eyed, I went to the window and began scanning the Tokyo rooftops, looking for anything that was rotating and/or yellow and/or evocative of a demon.
I didn't see anything, so I went back to IM.
Jones: Where? I don't see anything.
John Teti: ABOUT SIX BUILDINGS TO THE LEFT OF THE PACHINKO PARLOR.
I go back to the window, locate the pachinko parlor, then began counting buildings. One. Two. Three...
And there it was: A ROTATING YELLOW DEMON.
Jones: I found it! I am laughing so hard. How in the world have we been looking out at these rooftops for three days and not seen it before this?
John Teti: I DON'T KNOW
Now, whenever I go to the window, despite the one million things that my eye might find interesting--the Tokyo skyline is literally endless--I always wind up staring at the ROTATING YELLOW DEMON.
It was the last thing I saw last night before going to bed. I could see it down there, still turning in the darkness. And it was the first thing I saw this morning.
I can't stop looking at it now. Even as I type this, it's out there, turning and turning....
I made a little video of it with my camera. The view is slightly obscured because I am two floors below Teti. (But his floor is a SMOKING OK floor.) Teti layered in some ROTATING YELLOW DEMON WATCHING chiptunes music.
Here are two pictures that Teti took of it.
And here's my video. The camera shakes near the end because I cracked up twice while filming this.