Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Show Miis

If any of you out there have the grand thing called Wii, you know what I'm talking about when I refer to Miis. For those of you that don't, they are little electronic characters based on the player which can be programmed pretty darn close to the real thing. You can set height, weight, hair color, eye color, lip shape, age marks, makeup, etc.

Maybe it's this lingering head cold I got from waiting 3 hours in the freezing weather to nab one, but I had the trippy idea of making my characters into a menagerie of Miis. I asked my boyfriend, whose property the Wii is, and he looked at me if I really had lost my mind. So while he was in his office, I booted that baby up and proceeded to play Frankenstein. Mwahaha!

After about twenty minutes, I had my main cast of characters following random Wii programming as the Shandars bowed when they popped on the screen, Zara and Awyn went head to head, and CHIRI decided to check all the other Miis out. Of course CHIRI isn't a metallic box as she appears in most of TIES OF VALOR. I made her as she pictured herself--blonde and bodacious with the addition of a beauty mark. While I sat there watching her walk about, I thought hmmm...what would the sentient computer do with a body?

At first it felt weird to see my characters plodding around in the Plaza, or even meandering with others in a Parade, but picture the coolness of seeing them pop up as players on my Wii Baseball team! I mean how awesome is it to have your movements translate to Mii characters inside games when they'd previously existed only in your imagination?

Kooky is exactly what my boyfriend thought when I showed him my masterpieces. He started laughing, his belly shaking, and wouldn't tell me WHY it was so funny. What do you think--cool or crazy? And if you want me to share them with you in Wii universe, I'll figure out a way to beam TIES OF VALOR's Who's Who to you.


Xandra Gregory said...

I am so freakin' jealous of you right now. I gotta be (a) Mii!

I think that my writing career is going to consist of "Will Write Books For Video Game Console Systems." Between the Wii and the PS3, my greedy coveting gene is in overload.

Skylar Masey said...

Lol! My bf & I went to 4 places and missed getting one during launch by 5 minutes/2 people. (Thanks goodness I didn't get a speeding ticket!) So when we heard Best Buy was getting another shipment we decided to camp out. After freezing our bippies off for 3 hours we finally wandered in like half-frozen sheep to the checkouts. And of course all the guys (and parents) let out a hooray when they found out I wasn't getting one too, since it meant one of the 12 had been freed up.

You know you've got it bad when your treat for finishing a chapter, etc. was watching a movie, etc. and has now turned into a game of Wii Sports Bowling.

Not to mention the fact that I had to fill out an activity questionnaire at the doctor's office for my yearly physical yesterday and actually thought, "Darn. I forgot to include my time playing Wii!"

Lynda K. Scott said...

Color me green! I want one!!!