I'm going to let you in on a dream of mine. Well, let's call it an ambition; might as well be optimistic. It began a few years ago, when I first played <em>Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</em> on the N64.
As you're hopefully aware, when you're about to engage in a boss battle in <em>Ocarina</em>, the boss enters to the sound of dramatic trumpet notes, and its name and description <strong>appear in mid-air</strong> before it. That's what I want to happen whenever I enter a room. I want a blaring, discordant brass-section fanfare to herald my arrival, and I want something like this to appear in the air before me:
Great King of Evil
Now that's what I'm goddamn talking about. Whatever else you might say about him, you have to admit that Ganondorf sure as hell <a href="http://mattgemmell.com/images/great_king_of_evil.jpg">knew how to make an entrance</a>.
Update: I've managed to find an old IRC chatlog where I expressed this dream previously:
Matt: you know, I was playing a videogame the other day, Matt: and I'd reached a "boss" character at the end of a level, Matt: as the boss approached, its name appeared in the air, Matt: and underneath it said "Great King of Evil" Matt: and there was dramatic music. Matt: I want that to happen when I walk into rooms. Ken: LOLOL Pam: LOL Pam: oh god Matt: I would pay serious money for that. Matt: I want to be able to walk into the bank, Matt: and everything goes slightly dim Matt: there's dramatic sinister music Matt: lots of blaring trumpets etc Matt: then my name appears in glowing letters in mid-air Matt: with "Great King of Evil" below Matt: damned if I'd be waiting in a queue after that. Pam: lol Matt Ken: The other Great Kings of Evil will want the title back Matt: Ken, without their dramatic intro they'll be crushed beneath my iron boot. Ken: LOL Matt: of evil. Matt: don't get me wrong; Matt: I won't be very evil Matt: I'll probably keep kittens and things like that. Matt: But you have to use the right language. Matt: they'll be Kittens of Evil.