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by Temzin
Fri May 17, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In
Replies: 9
Views: 3389

Re: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In

Pretty sharp! Reminds me that there's only a few notable "paintings within games" that come to mind...naturally, the TSS portrait of Althena from the Goddess Tower, more frequently seen in Alun's profile, is the other!
by Temzin
Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In
Replies: 9
Views: 3389

Re: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In

A Sophia portrait---how classy! Vic used to be pretty active on his Gaijinworks forum and I recall him posting stuff for sale at other spots online in the past, but I think some health stuff has kept him offline for a while. Keep an eye there, I say!
by Temzin
Fri May 10, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In
Replies: 9
Views: 3389

Re: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In

Sorry it's been a struggle! If you're looking not as a merchandise collector but as someone who likes the art, you could do worse than to take some of the higher-quality Lunar-Net images and blow them up at Poster Burner or your local office store/FedEx/7-11/depending on your country. The other prim...
by Temzin
Sat May 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 18
Views: 9039

Re: Truitt did everything right

!!!

Delightfully, the world may never know whether A) WD wrote in the ABBA references because John Truitt liked them, B) John Truitt came to like ABBA based on the Ghaleon role, or C) John Truitt just happens to be directing this with no particular recollection of the Ghaleon connection.
by Temzin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

Re: The Goddess Althena is Risen!

Bubble-burster time: as you’ll recall from Kiz’s excellent J-E Differences section, Luna writes a very personal but not clairvoyant letter in the original, not to Hiero, merely to “you, in the far distant future.” She is aware of Lucia but not of the specific boy...just that he’ll be the one to love...
by Temzin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 18
Views: 9039

Re: (SSS) GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

Shocking follow-up to shocking headline: Jenner's thread title is actually true, but for SSS Ghaleon instead. Not only is he a stand-in for a legitimate debate between a Hobbesian/Confucian/Catholic "peace in a chaotic world through authority/order/ceremony" and a Lockean/Deist/humanist &q...
by Temzin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Pentagulia's destruction
Replies: 18
Views: 9518

Re: Pentagulia's destruction

Gah, what a place to hide the Borgan Bromide that would be.) While there are many reasons I can’t stand the EB remake, from the awful movies to the bungled last bosses and misplaced music, I probably would have forgiven the whole thing if it had done something boldly different like the remake from ...
by Temzin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Pentagulia's destruction
Replies: 18
Views: 9518

Re: Pentagulia's destruction

Hahaha, okay, okay, I hate to utter the name of the author of such unreadably poor text and socially irresponsible themes, but I'll just imagine that the writings of Ayn Rand were in the library of Pentagulia building no. 8 when the dragons showed up and are now in the bottom of the sea. ...you know...
by Temzin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Pentagulia's destruction
Replies: 18
Views: 9518

Re: Pentagulia's destruction

I like the approaches above: mass death at Pentagulia doesn't mesh with the EB world or its themes (TSS was much rougher, but those edges were sanded out after the first game), so it's likely an oversight that I'll personally continue to imagine as a mass departure after the party discovers the Cult...
by Temzin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Pentagulia's destruction
Replies: 18
Views: 9518

Re: Pentagulia's destruction

Since the Cult leadership seemed so obviously corrupt and unsympathetic, I rememeber cheering when Pentagulia got wasted, but it's true that it would be surprisingly uncharacteristic for a game that was much softer than the more violent original, with even unredeemable characters like Linus/Lunn get...
by Temzin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: 20th anniversary chat
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: 20th anniversary chat

G1, this is great! Thanks for this, and of course for all your work over the years in building such an important center for Lunar. As a kid in the 1990s, I never met a single person with a Mega CD, so Lunar was one of the first things I searched for on the internet, in hopes of finding information a...
by Temzin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Is Mystere a separate character from Leo?
Replies: 13
Views: 8176

Re: Is Mystere a separate character from Leo?

But Lord Leo went down in a blaze of shame. Definitely not like Mystere at all . KF Someday when I learn graphic design, I will make a glorious coat of arms for the Masked White Knight, complete with his lineage from Fulari and Kakar, to memorialize his valor and distinctness from Leo. Bonus mask o...
by Temzin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 10339

Re: Vile tribe

"black magic" in English definitely has an evil connotation incompatible with dragons. Although now I wonder if it's used in other games...? Like, I think there's a book in Vane in TSS that refers to dragon magic; was that "black magic" in Japanese Good observation! I had to thi...
by Temzin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 10339

Re: Vile tribe

L-l-lore! My favorite. Just as Ghaleon's being a member of the tribe appears nowhere in TSS or SSS themselves, the sympathetic look at the tribe also really only comes out in these non-game stories...aside from a throw-away scene in SSS where you help one of them during a cave collapse, and I guess ...
by Temzin
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Questions regarding the series
Replies: 9
Views: 4195

Re: Questions regarding the series

It's an interesting one. This is the unsuccessful appellate lawsuit by Studio Alex, where it sought royalties for SSS on Sega Saturn and damages for SSS on PS, PC, and Working Designs version, based on the idea that SSS was a derrivative work of TSS and thus subject to the joint copyright on TSS hel...
by Temzin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: What is Canon?
Replies: 17
Views: 7167

Re: What is Canon?

But what if I told you that my Lunar 1 canon of choice is the novelizations, in which Kyle is a pirate captain with his own Dragonship? This is the only true Lunar canon! And wasn't Magic City Althena some sort of space rocket? It's so nutty that it must be authoritative. I'm going to muddy the can...
by Temzin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Seeking Lunar Merchandise
Replies: 10
Views: 5023

Re: Seeking Lunar Merchandise

A word to the wise (collectors): in the event that you're having trouble on auctions or Alun can't bear to part with Festas, you can find the albums quite easily on Amazon Japan used. I believe they have a decently robust English site translation as well, and if you're choosing used entries which ar...
by Temzin
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Send in the clowns...
Replies: 10
Views: 6303

Re: Send in the clowns...

I...I'm not sure if your friend understands what that phrase is meant to be. If he's using it when there are things he doesn't like, it sounds almost like he thinks Ghaleon's dubbed line is cool enough to stand in as a threat against the things he doesn't like ("it's my glorious, festive entran...
by Temzin
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: English script
Replies: 8
Views: 5449

Re: English script

Barring an actual text dump from the game files, you could do worse than to read a Gamefaqs transcription, I suppose: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/197808-lunar ... faqs/62187
by Temzin
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: First impressions of Eternal Blue
Replies: 18
Views: 18879

Re: First impressions of Eternal Blue

What a joy to be playing MCD Eternal Blue for the first time! To have spent all one's life without having played one of the finest RPGs ever made, rather than "peaking early" by playing it at age 12... G1!! G1!! Right on about the TSS mysteriousness, as you've rightly noted and as Alun has...

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