On Life and Love

DDR virginity: gone!

So tonight I finally played DDR. I suck absolutely horribly (big, nasty, hairy monkey–nevermind), but oh dear, that is a wonderful, fun activity. I want to own a pad (and PS2, evidently) so that I can play often. Very often. Hmm… Actually, I do have a PS1… Wasn’t there a version for that?

It’s a little weird that in one evening, I’ve joined clubs for DDR and roleplaying games. I’m even in an anime club, although my role is one of “passive anime viewer”.

Now, while I don’t think I was horribly vain or anti-über-nerd when I arrived at Rose (okay, yes I was, despite my Trekkie-ness), I didn’t like anime, wouldn’t be caught showing interest in an RPG, and I had already turned down offers to play DDR with various folks in high school.

I still have to fight some embarrassment about my awkwardness in playing DDR (okay, a good deal of embarrassment), but I still played several times, I fully plan to play more, and I even let WO whoop my ass twice.

Couples’ DDR. It’d be cute, except he’s way more graceful than I am.


  • WO

    StepMania is the answer. They’ve even got dance pad reccommendations, one of which is $20 (plus the cost of a PS2 to USB converter, looking to be about $20)

  • Arka

    Actually, you can still find DDR mixes for original Playstation on EBay. Bad news: all the good mixes were for PS2. And all the *really* good mixes were for *Japanese* PS2.

    But you should go to the arcade and play. I guarantee you, you’d start out in the upper 50% of mall DDR players.

    Also, grace is overrated. Further comments withheld.