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Chapter 1 - Page 62: Words From the Past - by kenisu3000

Chapter 1 - Page 62: Words From the Past




kenisu - #62
One of the most annoying things about trying to make a fleshed-out story of MOTHER: most of the characters don't have a last name. So I have to dance all around these nonexistent names in places where, by all means in real life, the full name would be used. In this case, the title page of George's diary. I wanted the diary to be faded and blotched to begin with (to give it that "antique" look), so I used that to my advantage and ran my thumb over a smudge of graphite, covering the area where George's surname would be. I love these little nuance conveniences.
As for the password, it was only recently, when I went to draw over the sketch, that I finally realized the connection between the two parts of the code: _Where is God's Tail?_ is the prompt, and _Lost on the ship that sails the heavens_ is the answer. The second part isn't clarifying _what_ God's Tail is (my old translations read "The item left behind" instead of "Lost"), it's clarifying _where_ the Tail is.
...Though I still wonder what I was thinking when I chose _lost_ as a "translation" of _wasuremono_. In that case, _left behind_ would still have worked.



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kenisu3000 It Hurts Us
Submission for the Envelope Art part of the 2007 EB Siege.
8/26/07 10.00
kenisu3000 Go, Lloyd, GO!!
Y’know, I haven’t done much in the way of full-fledged Photoshop art, so I decided to give it a whirl. I’m such a novice at it right now, though, that this took me waaaay longer than if I had just done the whole thing in colored pencils. Although I did use colored pencils for the clouds, smoke, and airborne dust.
6/7/12 10.00
kenisu3000 From Mr. Batty with Love
...And yet, Ness has no scruples with trash-digging.
6/15/09 9.00
kenisu3000 Frankystein Mark I
Not Mark II... Mark I!
Oddly enough, the post I uploaded this to in the forum got a downvote. Apparently, someone has a childhood trauma involving Jack-in-the-Boxes (well, I know *I* do, but...).
4/17/09 0.00
kenisu3000 Forward we Go into an Unknown Doom
This is my homage to the image that I attribute as my very first impression of EarthBound Zero/Mother 1. Years back, before I even began playing it, I came across the image on the back of the Mother 1 soundtrack on this site (when it was still Earthbound.net), and it still haunts me to this day. Three years after playing through the game, I found out that it was actually a screencap from an old commercial aired on Japanese TV when the game was first released in 1989. That took away a big chunk of the mystery surrounding my enrapturement of this image (it was a "the magic is gone" sort of experience), but I will forever treasure this as the one icon to represent everything the first Mother game symbolizes.
Albeit I changed it from the exact image to a few moments before, when Lloyd points to the glowing summit of Holy Loly.
9/30/06 0.00

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