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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 Buzz-Buzz
A Buzz-Buzz drawing done for the Interpretation dealie that Mystic Pyro Freak has set up. That's the Sound Stone he's... umm, levitating (note the sound wavelength spanning the stone's main face), although this was before I became aware that the stone is supposed to look like a rainbow-colored conch shell (a'la the EB Zero Magicant houses or the God's Tail rocks). Big deal, I guess... I've always thought of it as a flat, shale-like stone, so that's how I'm presenting it.
3/12/09 0.00
kenisu3000 Aww, Phoot!
We've all been there, at least either on the giving or the receiving end.
3/24/10 0.00
kenisu3000 Account Balance Unlimited
Kudos to anyone who knows the reference.
6/3/07 0.00
kenisu3000 A Fungus Among Us
I can't _possibly_ be the first one to come up with this joke.
6/15/09 8.00
kenisu3000 "Whose Hat is This?" pgs. 7 & 8
whohat - #05
For Page 7, I knew I wanted Ninten in that awesome running pose, but after I inked him in, I remembered that he was supposed to be carrying Anna's hat. So I put the hat off to the side in mid-air, like he dropped it in his rush to get to Snowman. The untold story here is that Lloyd picked the hat up after him and followed. Um, yeah.
I know Page 8 is a LITTLE over-the-top ("okay, so suddenly, out of nowhere, for no apparent reason, they run into Bigfoot"), but there had to be SOME amusement in this book :)
9/25/06 9.00

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