Yay: Man, this rocks. You know how I
||Wondering what the "any" key is?|
(Yeah, just keep guessin', smart guy.)
(I'm gonna own you, Battler Contest.)
| ||See how many typos you can count! The archives await.|constantly sometimes bitch about not getting enough
questions? Well, today I got plenty. More than enough, in fact. And ya know what? I
didn't just get good questions, I got good comments and rants, too. Thanks, dudes and babes. :D
Nay: The Anti-christ Superstar Ultimate Naughty Bad-Bad Icky Madness <thunder clash> which you'll
see before the end of the column. Fear for your lives, my poppets. Best to just blind
yourselves now, least ye spend eternity reflecting on the awful sight.
Significantly cooler than Lunar: Clown College.
For a few people who have never played a Lunar game, try it. It's well
worth it. (Where I'm from a Sega CD is like $10 literally ;) ) While I
was looking through the listed games archives, I guess they're called, I
saw Lunar the Silver Star, Eternal Blue, and low and behold... a new Lunar
for me to stare at. Magic School. I never heard of it, yet it said it was
out for Saturn.
Q - I'm guessing it's not out in the states...?
Lunar: Magic School was originally released for the Game Gear, but never
made it to America. It was later ported to the Saturn and received a nice
remix, just like Lunar: The Silver Star. In it, you played magic students
training at the Academy of Vane. The Saturn remix has seven more chapters,
and 30 minutes of animation. But it didn't make it to America, either. Fun.
One more thing, I love RPG's. Any idea if Working Designs is planning on
rereleasing the Sega CD game Vay (Or Lunar the Eternal Blue for that
Don't believe so.
I got a question. In the Legend of Zelda:The Ocarina of Time, how old is
Link when he began his journey? A lot people say he is 10, but I'm not
sure. So it's been bothering me for a long time, so can you please TELL
-- Alice Tai
As far as I know, Nintendo hasn't released the age of Link except for Zelda: The
Adventure of Link, which took place just before he turned sixteen. (For the
sake of argument, 10'll do just fine, though I seem to remember reading somewhere
he was 7.)
Kissing cousins? We wish...
You should have been playin Xenogears long enough to see how many times it
is implied that Margie and Bart would make a good couple. Especially when
one of the nun's say she should take the throne with Bart one day. Aren't
they cousins though? Does anyone else find that well...Icckk!
Yes, they're cousins. I share your horror. Though it was common in medieval times,
I really don't think anyone would classify Xenogears' setting as "medieval". (I mean,
I don't remember hearing "stone age, iron age, super hyper mega zord power mech age"
anywhere, heh heh.) As scary as the thought of Margie and Bart as a couple may be,
it's no comparison to... The Anti-christ Superstar Ultimate Naughty Bad-Bad Icky Madness <thunder clash>.
hello. I would like to state that you WERE right about it saying
something about a series on their page. However, it has since changed. I
saw it for myself a couple of weeks ago. I thought that either a), someone
slipped up and there is a sequel that shouldn't have been mentioned or b),
the person who wrote up the web page doesn't know much
about Square's products, which seems highly unlikely.
-- Edwin Aviles
I just can't win, can I?
Blarth. (Calm variation of "blarg").
I'm here to preach about the evils of the Game Cave (www.gamecave.com).
It's this company that has given me screwed up stuff both times I've
orered from them. The first time, I bought the FFVII OST. The first three
disks were fine but the fourth had this consitently irritating
"*scritch-scritch-scritch*" recording flaw all through it -- all through,
of course, the One Winged Angel. The second time I ordered the Chrono
Trigger OST. Thank goodness that all the CDs themselves were fine, but
when I opened up the case, all these little weird black things dropped
out. To my surprise, they were chipped-off pieces of the round CD-holders!
Coincidence? Well, I'm not willing to risk poor quality from them again
unless I'm reeeeally desperate. Oh yeah, and their phone service bites.
Ouch. Sounds like you had quite a round of bad luck. And, uh, crappy phone
service. It's always a good idea to ask a few friends if they've had any
bad expierences with a company before ordering from them, just in case the
company isn't 'legit'. (Not that gamecave wasn't sending what was promised,
just from the sound of your complaint they weren't sending it very well.)
Now for the question; are RPGamer staff members allowed to vote at the
I have no idea. Never stopped me before, though. Heh, heh.
Love is blind
What??? How dare you bash Earthbound! Darn you! Darn you to heck!
Oh, crap. I've been darned -- to Heck no less! -- and all because I said the following:
"Earthbound was decent, except for the graphics." There's a difference between
"decent" and "sucks like an intern", guys. Now, wish me good luck getting out of
this Heck business. I hear they have all the good lawyers...
I recently read at IGN's PSX website that a Secret of Mana 4 demo is
likely to appear on Square's Saga Frontier 2. Now if that isn't reason
enough to buy Saga Frontier 2, i'm not sure what is. Can you confirm
this, or have you heard anything like this? I was really suprised when I
first read this, since it's been a while since Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995,
and it didn't even make it to the US). Thanks.
Well Bill, it looks like dreams just might come true. The best part isn't
that SD4 is in the "waiting to be confirmed" (as opposed to the
"not on your life, jackass") stage, I think. The best part is that it'll
be for the PlayStation, and not the PSX2 or somesuch lunacy. (With newer
systems, developers are usually too busy learning the tricks of the system
to develop a really polished product. I like my games nice and late in the
system's lifespan, like Final Fantasy 3 or Dragon Warrior 4.
Name that time. Heehaw!
Could you tell us International Ask Thor Readers (IATR) what time zone you
live in? Because, as a member of the Singapore Branch of IATR, I
experience GMT+8, and your references to updating at noon and whatnot are
lost on me. Thanks a bunch, oh great and mighty.
Long live Thor! Long live IATR!
-- Melissa Pearce, RPGal
Sure thing. I live in California, so I'm in the Pacific timezone (GMT-08:00).
As I type this, it's still 7:48am. I'd sure as Hades better get this thing
uploaded before 12, heh heh.
Doppelgangers: A threat, or just wannabes?
Whilst perusing, I discovered a conspiracy between 2 of the biggest
entertainment events of the year! Behold, the uncanny similarities between
these pictures from FF8 and Episode 1.
-- Bart (no, I don't wear an eyepatch and use a whip)
Yes, but do you have spiky yellow hair and use "eat my shorts"? :D
You ever notice how Terra in her morphed state resembles a certain type of
mudflap (Yeah you know what I'm talkin' about) you see on the back of
Yeah, kinda. Look, I'd include a comparisen graphic, but I can't. I looked for
ten minutes and didn't find one "lady" mudflap. A heapload of boring filthy
mudflaps, yes. But no lady mudflaps.
I'm a fan of Bowie, but I've never seen Labrynth. Can you do a picture of
Bowie/New Edgar on Ask Thor?
Sure thing. It's not an exact match, or anything, mostly because David is looking
kind of pouty. Someone must have mistaken him for a man that day -- and after all
the time he spent poofing his hair, too.
~Sleep with one eye open~
Dear Thor, Man of the Year!
The early psychiatrist Mendel stated that every person has a hiearchy of
needs, that they must fulfill in order to be truly happy. It starts with
the bare essentials for life, and builds up to more sophisticated ideas.
From hard analysis of your dream (I sat at the computer for a second) I
have determined you personal pyramid of needs.
Obviously, You're mental health is dangerously unbalanced.
- Complete and Total Domination of the World
- Fame, Fortune, and Uhhhh... More Fame and Fortune
- Food, Shelter, Love, and Other Things Marginally Necessary For Life
Keep up the Good Work!
Food? Love? Pfft! I need not these human trivialities. Give me coffee, Final Fantasy 3
and -- oh, heck, lets just throw in Teri Hatcher -- and you've got all I need right
Panic attack freakout!
Thor...er....you..um..you didn't have an intro section
yesterday...umm...er...why? I mean...um...it...it
Oh. There was an introduction. Yes, my friend, there certainly was. You just couldn't
see it, could you? Why couldn't anyone see it? It was there! Plain as day! I typed
it myself! And, and, they don't believe me! You just have to look closely, man. Read
between the lines and under the bed. Don't bother with your eye glasses -- they
control your glasses. And, and, they're controlling this right now, I tell ya.
And, and -- ahh... Lorelai's prozac cookies just kicked in. Whew, that was embarrassing.
The following Quickies are unsutable for mature viewers.
Arpad Korossy has volunteered to proofread your fanfics. What a nice guy! Go on and
contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
thendcomes wrote: "There is (was?) a site that contained lyrics to Square or
Square related songs, and the name of the site was something like 'What
were the words?'." Anyone know?
An anonymous prince or princess said: "You mentioned in today's column that Lorelai
said you couldn't have any cookies. What kind of cookies were they? Sugar cookies,
or chocolate chip? Or perhaps some other form of cookie, maybe?" Some other form?
You bet! I'm getting love cookies, yeehaw! Oh, bother. I apologize for that one. I
don't even know what that means. Besides, everyone knows by now that Lorelai makes
the best prozac cookies this side of Tony's Prozac Cookie Shoppe down in old town.
Nurabsal wrote: "I had a dream, you were in it, you gave me a pear. I am lost.........."
According to The Dreamer's Dictionary, a pear predicts you will hear some
scandalous gossip which will prove useful to you. There, ya found yet? :D
And finally, Chris told me I was hot, said he was going to send himself as a present,
called me "hot stuff", licked me, and then said, "Just remember, I'm not gay! You
just transcend gender. ooo baby." Any other day, I'd have a witty comeback, or at
least a bloodcurdling scream. But ever since I saw the Anti-christ Superstar
Ultimate Naughty Bad-Bad Icky Madness <thunder clash>, things like this
just don't bother me as much. After you've experienced true fear, slight homophobia is barely
RydiaX is evil.
I received the following letter (and at first, thought nothing of it. I've
received tons of weird Anime Thor hacks in the past few weeks):
Hello, I would like to share my version of a hacked anime Thor. Before I
did it it seemed funny, happy, cute...ya know? As for when I finished,
well, that was disturbing...enjoy!
Then I took a look at the enclosed file. And screamed.
And screamed. And screamed.
And unless you're Marilyn Manson or Satan, you're going to scream, too.
I bring to you, Anti-christ Superstar
Ultimate Naughty Bad-Bad Icky Madness <thunder clash>.
Not recommended for anyone over, under, or 18 years old.
- Thor "I'm going to have nightmares for the rest of my life" Antrim
And you guys want me to upload my real picture? <whimper>