Somehow -- my guess is that someone just hit the power button on my PC instead
of shutting down Windows properly -- my in box was corrupted. While I managed to
save everything, it took me a good hour to get things fixed up. Once I finally
got to reading the letters, I realized the glorious two day streak of a perfect
balance between questions, comments and off-topic goofiness had finally ended.
||Yearning for some feminine charm?|
(But get fresh and she'll rip your head off and spike it on the floor of a nightmare you cannot begin to imagine.) (Ed: Someone forgot to tell Thor we're having Tag Team CoS this weekend. Martin will be helping Amber)
(If I'm not out of D Block by monday I'm switching back to Zelda.)
| ||See how many typos you can count! The archives await.|
||Anime Thor Hacks|
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I don't know how, or why, but I think it's really Monday and someone is just
playing a cruel joke on me.
"God !@#$ that Square Ra!"
Just out of idle curiosity, what the friggin' HELL is Square/EA thinking
by NOT including FF4 in the US release of FFCollection!? I mean, c'mon!
It's as important as the other two! It would even be the hard version of
the game that we US gamers were neglected because we were deemed unworthy
(or something)! This is just too much... However, the fact that it's
coming over here at all should be enough to satisfy the general gaming
populous... But dammit, axing FF4 is just plain wrong!!! Wrong I tell
you!!! WRONG!!! ^!$^#%@(*#(*!&@*!%@*&$#@!(%!#*&!#%@!@%$
Remember how all along I've said that Square was much too evil to translate
the Final Fantasy collection? Well, I was wrong. They're far, far more
evil than that. I know of no reason why they would choose not to tranlsate
Final Fantasy 4. A small part of me is hoping they just forgot to announce
that lil' fact, but it's highly doubtful. I'm sure in a day or two an explanation will surface, but for now we're just left to warm
ourselves with this one, scary little thought: At least they didn't decide
to only translate FF4 and FF6. <shudder>
Let me ask a dumb question.I was just looking at screen shots of Final
Fantasy 8 and some of the shots of the menus have english on them. I also
noticed this of sceenshots of other games as well. Do the Japanese
players have to know some english to play a game? Even when you play a
Jananese emulation game, the start option says 'start' in english, not in
From what I've heard in my years of searching for trivial information
concernting videogames, Japanese gamers find a bit of English here and
there stylish. Since most Japanese know at least some english,
it's no problem for 'em. Darn those lucky Japanese, they can import
and understand Secret of Evermore!
"Tell me about your first time"
How were you introduced to RPGs? I had played one or two when I was
little, but it was not until Lunar that I truly fell in love with
them. It was such a magical experience! <sniff> So how about you?
Zelda II, which confused me. It was the first time I'd ever heard of an EXP
system. Then came Ultima: Exodus for the NES. So I hated RPGs, naturally.
I really got into RPGs when, in under a month, I rented Final Fantasy 1,
Final Fantasy 2 and bought FF:MQ. (To this day, I wish I had bought FF2
Also, have you noticed that the vast majority of RPGamers are also
anime fans? Do you think it has to do with all the Anime influences
in RPGs, or all the RPG incfluencs in Anime? Or maybe just because
RPGamers tend to be incredibly cool people?
Videogames are to anime as marijuana is to crack. Sure, things start off
simple -- admiring hand drawn sprites, looking at the sketches of
Cloud and Tifa in the instruction booklet, maybe even doodling some
fan art -- but before you know it, you're into the light stuff:
Slayers. Lodoss. Ranma 1/2. And once you hit Evangelon, there's no
Finally, would that be Sushi-X the wrestler, or the guy from EGM that
you would be fighting in Celebrity Deathmatch? Either way, I'm sure
you'd kick ass. ^_^
The EGM dude. And the other Sushi-X isn't a wrestler, he's just the webmaster
of a wrestling site. Kinda like how Mike is just a webmaster, and doesn't
routinely usurp, fray and quest for experience points. :D
Cideo Wild ARMs!
(Final Fantasy 9 spoiler? Dunno. Maybe.)
I saw the Latin translation yesterday, here's the translation I have
found: (I should know, in Latin class and all.)
1st, there is no such word as vitus, but there is Vitis.
Vinciare osce sono
ieie una exito:
Binding bone, roar
spiritless, one end.
And considering Latin people it could mean this:
Pure light and innocence, binding together eternally, I call out without
hope, it all ends the same.
So, whatcha think Thor?
I think you're a lot better at Latin than I am. I also think that I'll
get a bunch of letters critiquing your translation and saying things
like, "Just because she takes a class doesn't mean she's qualified
to translate!". (Trust me, I get the weirdest "corrections" sometimes,
And in this corner, a lanky Californian!
Oh yeah.. Thor celebrity deathmatch.. I can see it now..
"Oooh, That's got to hurt.. Sushi and bill are absolutely mashing Thor and
Jay!" "Oh! Look! Fans are... erm.. Swarming from the stands to defend
thier heroes!" "Huh? Where?" "Look, over in the corner.. The blond with
the 'I love jay' hat, and the overweight guy in glasses who is carrying
that little flag.. It appears to read 'I want thor's baby"
Ugh. That's it, I'm cancelling my appearance. MTV can sue me, I don't
care. Just as long as I'm no where near that guy.
An AWOL Quickie
I like the hack picture archive. Keep it up until they stop coming in...
On the other hand, do you know when the Castlevania: SotN section is
Pretty good. Last time I checked, they were gathering enough files for
a good sized update. Have patience, my poppets. Waiting only makes it better. :D
Final Fantasy 7 crap.
(Final Fantasy 7 spoiler. Like we haven't all won the game by now.)
While lazing around in the soup of oddities that is my brain, I came up
with a very different perspective on FF7. AVALANCHE is out there
destroying Mako reactors (and consequently killing people), saying they
are protecting the planet, as mako (lifestream) is a finite resource. But,
as you level up materia, it grows (in size, presumably) becomes mastered,
and creates a new one. Materia is condensed lifestream. And, in one of the
training halls (Junon, I think), Cloud mentions that when you trash
materia you are really returning it to the planet. This means that if
Shinra got a bunch of people to go out and master materia, then return it
to the planet, they would be renewing the lifestream, and mako reactors
wouldn't be killing the planet. Hence, AVALANCHE would actually become the
villains, depriving people of electricity and killing innocent folk in
their misguided zeal. Of course, stopping Jenova and Sephiroth would
still be a good thing, so Cloud & Co. wouldn't be totally out of a job.
Then again, they could have just bombed the Temple of the Ancients into
billions of tiny shards, thus making it impossible to get the black
materia, so they would be out of a job after all if they'd thought better,
plus Aeris would've lived. What's your take on all that?
I think we're all entitled to our opinions, and I'll leave it at that, heh heh.
Also, about FF7, how in the heck do all the events described in the game
that happened before we join the story fit into a possible timeline, based
on the ages for the characters given in the manual? Cid's age is listed
as 32, but his failed launch happened before Shinra got into Mako
development (if I remember correctly), and Sephiroth wasn't born until
after that, meaning Cid would have been very young while going into space.
Also, Yuffie remembers Wutai before the war, but she is 16, and the war
happened 15 years ago! Does anyone out there have a timeline or the info
to create one? I haven't played the game in a while, so I'm probably
missing a few key dates in my memory.
-- Bart (no, I don't have spiky yellow hair and use "eat my shorts")
Oh. Well, did you win WWF's Brawl for it All last year? No, wait, that's too
obscure a reference. Anyway, I've been looking for a Final Fantasy 7 timeline
for quite a while. If anyone out there feels like working on one, feel free.
Just be prepared to have twenty editorials attacking your beloved work. :D
How do they cram all that gram?
I'm developing a game for the GBColor and in actuality the maximum cart
size for a GBC game is 64 megs. Dragon Warrior 4 is 2 or 4 megs..I don't
remember which. Chrono Trigger is 32 megs. The GBC is a powerful little
bastard with lame sound quality.
-- Tomm Hulett Team XKalibur
64? By one of Cthulhu's many gross tentacles! That's more than the number of
mental disorders than they could cram into Cloud. Way to go, Nintendo. :D
"I may break the law, but I can still be politically correct"
Will you PLEASE stop calling the edited pictures of you, anime-style,
"hacks"? It really pisses people in the hacker community(or anyone who
really knows what a hacker is, which apparently you don't) when the term
"hack" or "hacker" is used inappropriately. Thank you.
Hey man, calm down. When the hacking culture was founded, do you think lumberjacks
went around complaining that computer people were abusing what was pretty much
the essence of their job? Words grab new meanings all the time. Just look how much
"gay" has changed through the years: It went from meaning "merry", to "homosexual"
and now is interchangeable with "lame". And don't get me started on lame -- how
did "cripple" ever begin to apply to anything else but disabilities?
Unless you scream in rage every time a bad writer is called a "hack", I'd just
try to let it slide. I seriously don't think as many hackers are enraged at
the "Anime Thor Hack Archive" as you might think. And for the record, I
do know the definition of "hacker". I just have no idea what the hell a
The following Quickies are unsutable for mature viewers.
ChivalryX wrote: "Lorelia sounds like a real babe, so what's up with you and her
anyways? Anything us fellow rpgamers should know? hehe <grin>" Sorry my
lewd little friend, but there's nothing between me and the goddess of fan art.
However, me and Mike were quite an item until his wife started growing suspicious
and we had to cut the romance off early. And yes, before you ask -- that's how
I got this job. Heh, heh.
Sorbie wondered, "
Has anyone else mentioned that [in Anime Thor] there's some kinda black stuff
dripping down your neck? What is that?" It's called "shading". Try it, you'll
UnLive pointed out that the mudflap girl is officially called the "pretty lady".
He also sent in this picture showing that Terra
and Pretty Lady, uh, don't really look much alike. Ahh, well. They can't all be
I was kidding about the Mike thing. You knew that, right? Right...? Crap.
Matt said: "
When that guy said you were in his dream, and you gave him the pear, and
that he was lost, it was a blatant, near direct kids in the hall quote. I
guess you never saw that skit. It was funny as all hell." Thirty Helens's
agree: Thor doesn't know much about KitH. <grin>
And finally, Joel wanted to know what the true identify of Sushi-X is.
I'm really not supposed to say, but I doubt Sushi reads this column, so
here goes: Sushi-X is really
I'm going to hold off until Monday to update the Hack archive. I'm thinking of
only adding my favorites instead of every entry I receive. This will battle
redundancy ("Wow, another spice Thor.") and to save ya'll some download time.
Thanks for sending 'em in, guys. I received like, 8 today. It's insane. The
one downside is someone sent in a 1 megabyte .bmp file. JPEG compression: Know it,
You know, this week I haven't really had much to rant about in Thor Stuff.
I blame the pacifying effects of Lorelai's peanutbutter and prozac cookies.
Don't worry, though. I'll be nice and bitter on Monday. And that's a
Vince McMahon guarantee.
- Thor "MAD SKILLZ" Antrim
I dated a hacker once. It didn't work out, though. She kept threatening to nuke my bank account. All $5.