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*claps hands*

Good luck to those guys! I am so hoping this makes it to completion!  :)

Fan Art / Re: Ico WIP
« on: March 24, 2012, 05:28:49 pm »
I like the style. Just on first glance, it reminds me of a particular style of artwork (the name slips my mind right now) that I've seen recently in an art gallery. Very thought-provoking, and I find the colors and style calming at the same time.

I like the ladder, and the two tiny people walking on the yellow ground. There's a lonely feel to this picture.... It makes me wonder about those two tiny figures, dwarfed by everything around them. Are they running away from something? Or just taking a stroll?

Good art makes you think and ask questions! :)

Fan Art / Re: Schala - Paladin of Zeal
« on: March 24, 2012, 05:23:23 pm »
This picture demands... no, it's inspiring a fanfic. I want to read the story of Paladin Schala!

Submissions / Re: "FAR PROMISE ~ DREAM SHORE" !!Now on YouTube!!
« on: March 22, 2012, 01:10:25 am »
This is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Fan Art / Re: Schala - Paladin of Zeal
« on: March 22, 2012, 01:07:28 am »
This is amazing!

Your Final Fantasy 6 project is nothing short of amazing. I'm psyched that you guys want to do the same thing for Chrono Trigger!

Also, it's worth noting: She performed a cover of Radical Dreamers from Chrono Cross, too! I love that one:

Whoops. I am a few months late, but here is my (late late late) response!

"A-ARRGH... HELP... S-STOP IT... KILL ME... WELL COME... Welcome... Humans... Those who know the torment and joy of creation also know the pleasure and pain of destruction. Therefore all that pass through here must be prepared to share the burden that I carry."

In this past, I had always attributed this quote to Schala. Since Lavos had supposedly absorbed the Dragon God long ago, I had always thought it was a tortured scream for help from Schala herself, from some barely sane part of her mind reaching out through her merged state with Lavos. Of course, he overpowers her by the end of this quote, and she speaks of the "burden that I carry." By this point in time, she had been waiting for thousands of years for Serge to show up and help free her, and there he finally was. Being in the presence of the Dragon God, I had always imagined that she was reaching out, through Lavos' connection, to beg for help.

I had never considered this may be Harle's cries instead, but you make an interesting case. I had never really understood what happened to Harle in the end, or why she had to merge with the other dragons. After all, if she wasn't a part of the Dragon God before it was split apart, just because they came together and made a "daughter" dragon doesn't mean she is literally one with the Dragon God. I'm not sure we can consider the "Return of the Downtrodden" ending remotely canon, but... who knows? Perhaps it IS what would have happened, in the developer's eyes.

I suppose that's my same issue with the "Schala and Kid are one person" argument. Schala did not literally split herself in two to "give birth" to Kid (unless the game just out and out lied to us), but used the immense power available to her and the only humanish genetic material immediately available to her (which was her own) to create a clone. I made a long write-up about this long ago, but it still seems very clear to me that Schala and Kid are separate individuals. Even if they bear the same genome, their epigenomes are vastly different (a case we also see in identical twins in the real world!). I am obviously completely disregarding the Radical Dreamers storyline here, which doesn't even mix with CC's scenario anyway.

Following this logic, since the Dragon God is also a part of Lavos, if it absorbed Harle (who has the same DNA as Schala, if I am remembering correctly), then the resulting Schala at the game's end would be a chimera of all three women! This does not jive with either game logic or common sense (at least to me, but I'm getting slightly off topic, heh).

In this case, Harle is just a daughter of the Dragon God, and again, I would presume she was created with Schala's DNA as well (it has been a little while since I played the game). Same genome, but vastly different epigenome from either Schala or Kid! How can she merge with the Dragon God to form one being if she has a completely different genome from it, then? If the Dragon Gods are all just one being, split apart into pieces, then it's safe to assume they all have the same genome, but are expressing different epigenomes in their divided states. Harle shares neither genome nor epigenome with them. If she merged with them, we'd get something like looked like a chimera of Harle and the Dragon God, I would think.

However, the game also states that the Dragon God appears only a pseudo-guise so it can appear in our dimension, so it may not have a genome at all! (That's the power of magical hand waving in storytelling, heh.)

My issue has always been that clones of people do not make them the exact same person. Kid and Schala could not merge together at the end through anything other than pure magic because even though they have identical genomes, they don't have the same epigenome (just look at the Dragon God/Time Devourer... what a mess!). This would make one mess of a human being, if you were able to get anything living at all from the process. Throw Harle into the mix, and it becomes even more complicated! (Geez, I'm off topic again, haha. Sorry!)

This is a very thought-proving writeup, X-SOLDIER. It feels like it's been so long since anyone shared any game theory of substance with us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

Fan Art / Re: Cape Howl WIP
« on: March 18, 2012, 12:36:32 am »
Lovely! I feel so peaceful looking at it... Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us!

I am a massive fan of katethegreat. This is awesome! :) Thank you for sharing!

General Discussion / Re: Quote Digest
« on: March 18, 2012, 12:28:46 am »
"Poets were the first teachers of mankind."

"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it."
-Toni Morrison

Fan Art / Re: schala
« on: March 18, 2012, 12:26:56 am »
I know I'm late, but I love these color updates! Gorgeous work, and I hope we see more of it from you in the future! :)

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: 30th
« on: March 04, 2012, 11:33:35 pm »
Oh! I'm so very late, but Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great one! :)

Fan Art / Re: schala
« on: March 04, 2012, 11:31:19 pm »
Beautiful! I, too, would love to see this colored in!

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: Think a Little Thought of Me
« on: March 04, 2012, 11:30:23 pm »
Good luck to you, Thought! The Compendium won't be the same without you!

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