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by Temzin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Newly translated interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: Newly translated interview

Interesting that they found it...I thought only Alun would be able to dig up such now-obscure treasures like these old magazines! Reading these interviews again, I’m reminded of how we talked before about how there really wasn’t much of interest there compared to the infinitely more in-depth Lunar I...
by Temzin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Eternal Blue Music on VGMPF
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Eternal Blue Music on VGMPF

One of the neat things about Quantum's work here is that he's gotten one of the many cool MCD-only tracks (grievously missing from the inferior remake), the Ancient Ruins song from Lionhead, Dragon's Nest, etc., to actually play correctly outside of the game by getting the reverb to work! Longtime E...
by Temzin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Japanese Music Credits?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Japanese Music Credits?

There is actually a scan off of the booklet on the main site! https://www.lunar-net.com/soundtracks/tssost/p1.jpg Further to Alun's post, I've corrected a few of the staff's given names (often tricky for people to guess, Japanese or non-Japanese), one track title (Honky, not Funky), and added the pa...
by Temzin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Request for Ordered Music List
Replies: 9
Views: 4788

Re: Request for Ordered Music List

Nice idea! A lot of us made homemade soundtracks using that great PCM-WAV conversion tool from the 1990s, and about 15 years ago I made my own homemade four-disc soundtracks for SSS, EB, and EB remix, complete with booklets and cover art because I am crazy. I'd always meant to offer them up to Lunar...
by Temzin
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?
Replies: 18
Views: 14993

Re: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?

Say come to think of it... Is this the first Japanese pop-culture reference used in a Lunar game that anyone has found? I think it depends a lot on what you consider a (possibly fourth wall-breaking) "pop culture" reference and what counts as a more general cultural reference or homage, o...
by Temzin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?
Replies: 18
Views: 14993

Re: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?

WE LOVE THE MAGIC TESTER Thanks for the heads-up, Alun! Yes, the Magic Tester (EN)/Magical Buster Machine (JP) is unmistakably a reference to Kuidaore Taro, the mascot of the postwar Osaka restaurant Kuidaore ("Eat 'til You're Broke!", allegedly a nod to the old saying that people in Kyot...
by Temzin
Fri May 17, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Seeking Eternal Blue Mail-In
Replies: 14
Views: 9906

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: 14
Views: 9906

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: 14
Views: 9906

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: 28063

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: 7494

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: 28063

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: 22854

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: 22854

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: 22854

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: 22854

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: 6335

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: 14336

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: 21990

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: 21990

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 ...

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