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Yasunori, not Noriko; R.E.M. ramblings  
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I forgot to mention that about sheet music, the Piano Collection imports for FFIV, V, and VI come with sheet music. That I knew, but someone tells me Square publishes books with the piano music...
"About sheet music for Square games: books that include every song in the game are published by Doremi Pub. and can be ordered through Asahiya or Kinokuniya Bookstores for about $15 apiece. These are only piano scores, though."

And a correction: yesterday, I mistakenly identified Chrono Trigger's main composer as Noriko Matsueda, rather than the real composer, Yasunori Mitsuda.

Q: 1. Just for your information, a good midi editor that lets you read the sheet music and print, is called Note Worthy Composer (only composer lets you edit and print) you can get this at http://www.ntworhy.com and no I do not work for them.
2. You may want the sau in the Q&A that there are never any code (well tircks maybe), like you CAN NOT bring back Aeris, or the 1/2 soldier thing.
3. My question, will the PC version of FF7 contain extra stuff? Such as more FMVs, or more materia, or maybe even a new WEAPON? I do know that the graphics will be richer, but I know that many people want to know this.
Matthew Gregor A.K.A. Magus416

AK: 1. Cool, thanks, a lot of people have been asking for one. 2. Right. Maybe with game Game Shark codes, but no other way... I don't think there's even a Game Shark code for it. 3. Afraid not... the PC version will be the same, game-wise. Eidos said they are fixing up some translation errors, but not changing the game itself in any way.

Q:Is Breath of Fire III going to be released in the U.S.? Is it already?

AK: Current scheduled release date for it is April 16.

Q: I just can't take it any longer! I've been to tons of FFVII sites, read a FFVII Strategy guide, and half of them spell her name as Aerith and the others as Aerith. Please, tell me positively what her name is!

AK: The direct translation of her name from Japanese is Aerith, while her official name in FFVII, U.S. version is Aeris.

Q: What does the W. in W. Summon, W. Item, W. Magic and W. Meteo stand for?

AK: W is apparently a common shorthand for double in Japanese, thus explaining what the materia do, and explains W. Meteo in FFIV.

Q: Why are pink puffs so damn rare?
-Calamari_ZERO

AK: If you were a pink slug-like creature, wouldn't you hide from everyone deep inside a cave on the moon, too?

Q:Recantly, you mentioned "It's the End of the World As We Know It". I just wanted to why half of the music video was just this kid trying to do handstands or something on a skateboard and then falling. Is it a metaphor for life? Is it deep symbolism? Am I too dumb to understand it if you told me anyway?

AK: Yay!!! Someone's touched on my favorite subject in the whole world, R.E.M.! OKay, first things first, you have to understand that up to about the Out of Time days, R.E.M. really didn't like making videos. Many of their videos were weird, boring, and cryptic. Your guess of a metaphor for life is a good one, and I think it is a good partial explanation of the video. The other part, in my view, is that it's a support to the main theme of the song: "It's the end of the world, but that's okay, I feel fine anyway" (as is beautifully stressed by the chirpy Mike Mills' background vocals). It's the end of the world, but this kid really doesn't mind. He's going to have fun on his skatebord regardless. Useless trivia fact about the song: Michael Stipe had a dream in which he met Lenny Bruce, Lester Bangs, and Leonard Bernstein, thus their mentions in the song. The weird part? All have the initials LB. Go figure.

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