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Title: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: KatieHal on August 02, 2011, 06:30:23 AM
The Four Winds' newest reporter has an in-depth look at Tamir, the beautiful land once saved from evil by Princess Rosella, and the developments that have taken place there since Lolotte's demise.

Read all about it! (http://www.postudios.com/fourwinds/iss04-article03-1.html)
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Post by: snabbott on August 02, 2011, 10:01:01 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: KatieHal on August 02, 2011, 10:11:26 AM
I should add that in addition to being written by a new member of our staff, the images are all from new artists as well, and they've all done a great job!
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: dark-daventry on August 04, 2011, 06:42:54 PM
I must say, I enjoyed reading this as it was being written; the final product is amazing! Congrats on an amazing article! Puts my stuff to shame I think  ;)
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Blackthorne on August 05, 2011, 01:22:54 PM
That's some fun and funny stuff.   Great art too!  I enjoyed that.


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Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Baggins on August 05, 2011, 05:44:04 PM
The way the one character talks about Ivory, makes Genesta look like an Evil Fairy. LOL.

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Gigi, the golden egg laying hen, is constantly chased by Genesta’s snow leopard companion

Actually, according to Genesta in KQ4, the name of the hen is "Hen". You learn this from Genesta, when you return the magic hen to her in KQ4!

The Four Winds talks about the little fairies speaking the language 'Florian' (or some such), actually the narrator in KQ4 makes a big deal about how their race are incapable of speech.

Just speculating but perhaps they communicate through telepathy?

I'll avoid pointing out anything else though (as they are more King's Quest Companion related issues), mostly character naming issues.

I do have a question about Antiquas, is it supposed to be Harpy Island?
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: KatieHal on August 06, 2011, 08:59:32 AM
I didn't write this one, but I'd go with no. I don't think that would make a very good retirement place! What made you think it might be?
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2011, 09:16:37 AM
It talks about being an island off of Serenia, and having sandy beaches, green grass and what not. It also says people are 'lured' there which actually reminds me of Sirens, but could apply to Harpies!

the only other islands in the area are the Rocky Islets, which are described as being barren, or Mordack's island (which as we know doesn't look like a tropical paradise!). TSL's maps of Serenia which are based off of the King's Quest Companion maps, or the one in King's Questions, only shows the two islands of Harpies' Island, and Mordack's Island..

It would be funny if the Harpy's set up the retirement home! Trick people to coming to live there, and eat them (claiming they 'died' or "left"), or eat them after they died ('in place of burial')! Convenient constant food sources!

Ever see the movie Arsenic and Old Lace? It had a couple of old 'harpies' running a retirement home, ;).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_and_Old_Lace_(film)
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Post by: tessspoon on August 06, 2011, 07:15:07 PM
Ever see the movie Arsenic and Old Lace? It had a couple of old 'harpies' running a retirement home, ;).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_and_Old_Lace_(film)
Love that movie! :D
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Baggins on August 07, 2011, 12:50:58 AM
Yes, awesome movie...

It will be another movie I'll be angered by, if they ever decide to make a remake!
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Haids1987 on August 07, 2011, 05:57:19 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, I need a bib after looking at the first picture of Genesta and the unicorn, I'm drooling all over the place! ;D
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Enchantermon on August 08, 2011, 05:27:32 PM
I think Arsenic and Old Lace was one of the first B&W movies I saw that I actually liked.

Good article. One minor grammatical error I noticed:
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Speculation has surrounded what the net worth of the dwarfs’ finances.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the cover art; there are things I like and don't like about the picture. I won't go into detail unless I'm asked. I do like the rest of the art, though, especially the picture of the gnomes and the one of the ogre and ogress.
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: KatieHal on August 08, 2011, 07:17:32 PM
I take it by that you mean the first picture, of Genesta? Go ahead--we're open to constructive criticism. Personal taste varies, of course.

For myself, I really like all of the pictures--I think the artists did some great work for this one. :)
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Post by: writerlove on August 15, 2011, 06:35:08 PM
I must say, I enjoyed reading this as it was being written; the final product is amazing! Congrats on an amazing article! Puts my stuff to shame I think  ;)

Oh sush Chris you're a good writer as well :P

I wrote this one. I have some assignments for future articles so y'all will be seeing more of my writing. Lolz no it was a completely fictional additional island. I didn't even think about it being the Harpies' island! All of this was from my own creativeness. I guess I need to be more canon then :P

Also Baggins, in preparation for writing this article I read the Kings Quest 4 article several times. I guess I must have missed something. Or maybe I should have looked in other sections. As I said, I came up with all this myself. Others may like or dislike it.

Also the ogre picture is flipping awesome! I couldn't stop laughing looking at it. Good work artists on this.  ;D (and silly me for not realizing this was published until two weeks after the fact, haha).

Thank you for reading and all the feedback everyone :)
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: dark-daventry on August 15, 2011, 06:40:24 PM
I must say, I enjoyed reading this as it was being written; the final product is amazing! Congrats on an amazing article! Puts my stuff to shame I think  ;)

Oh sush Chris you're a good writer as well :P

I wrote this one. I have some assignments for future articles so y'all will be seeing more of my writing. Lolz no it was a completely fictional additional island. I didn't even think about it being the Harpies' island! All of this was from my own creativeness. I guess I need to be more canon then :P

Also Baggins, in preparation for writing this article I read the Kings Quest 4 article several times. I guess I must have missed something. Or maybe I should have looked in other sections. As I said, I came up with all this myself. Others may like or dislike it.

Also the ogre picture is flipping awesome! I couldn't stop laughing looking at it. Good work artists on this.  ;D (and silly me for not realizing this was published until two weeks after the fact, haha).

Thank you for reading and all the feedback everyone :)

You did a fantastic job with this! My friends tell me that I should give myself more credit, but I like to be stubborn lol I can't wait to read your other stuff!
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Baggins on August 16, 2011, 11:34:57 AM
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Also Baggins, in preparation for writing this article I read the Kings Quest 4 article several times. I guess I must have missed something. Or maybe I should have looked in other sections. As I said, I came up with all this myself. Others may like or dislike it.

Cool, cool. Ya I don't know remember if the KQ4 novel in companion (if that is the 'article' you are referring to) even mentions any character names for anyone? The magic hen's name is only mentioned in a single line at the end of KQ4 for example!

I don't remember how Peter Spear went about describing the tiny fairies?

As for that the article is definitely entertaining! The best Four Winds articles are the ones that attempt to go back and take a look at locations and material from the older games (even if they sometimes rewrite the stories a bit!).
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: writerlove on August 16, 2011, 08:13:01 PM
I'm glad you liked :) I was talking about the Kings quest 4 section in the KQ companion. I have the 3rd edition. It helped since I didn't have time to replay the whole game to refresh my memory. I can't wait to write more. Y'all will like the ideas we have brewing.
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: dark-daventry on August 18, 2011, 12:02:09 PM
I think the next ask crispin may be my best one yet... and ive already started the next NEXT ask crispin. it'll be an interesting one to say the least.
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Baggins on August 30, 2011, 08:50:59 PM
I'd like to see some serious letters from Crispin just once...

The Crispin in the 'Ask Crispin' seems out of character sometimes. Ya, he's senile, like in the game... But he's also pretty serious character in KQ5... He's not nearly as silly as Ask Crispin stuff makes him out to be.
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: dark-daventry on August 30, 2011, 09:44:57 PM
I'd like to see some serious letters from Crispin just once...

The Crispin in the 'Ask Crispin' seems out of character sometimes. Ya, he's senile, like in the game... But he's also pretty serious character in KQ5... He's not nearly as silly as Ask Crispin stuff makes him out to be.

I'll keep that in mind for the next installment; I suppose I got a little carried away with the silliness of it all.
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Nowhere Girl on February 25, 2013, 02:47:03 PM
By the way, where can people post some ideas for possible use in "Four Winds"? OK, my idea is: maybe something more about Genesta's snow leopard?
I just love big cats, especially tigers, lions and snow leopards. It started 30 years ago with my first plush tiger (I still have him and I'd never abandon him). So when first playing "King's Quest 4", I was really happy to discover that the cat in the corner was a snow leopard and disappointed that the game didn't let Rosella pet it (anyway, it's a domesticated snow leopard, so I don't think it would do her any harm. Btw, in 2011 I had an opportunity to pet a snow leopard cub at Warsaw zoo*, I even held her tail for a while and you probably know how gorgeous are snow leopard tails...).
Maybe the article could also relate to the real-life phenomenon of people keeping exotic animals as pets? Google "Enzo the tiger", an amazingly calm animal...
*Snow leopards are fluffy. But not as fluffy as Silke, my (plush) white lion cub.
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: KatieHal on February 27, 2013, 06:18:45 AM
Welcome to the forums Nowhere Girl!

I'd say this FW forum is the place, either in a new thread or in response to other articles, like you did here, if its related to the article in question. It's always good to hear what people are interested in!

I had a plush snow leopard when I was a kid too, and KQ4 was definitely a big reason I wanted her for Christmas that year :)
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: Delling on February 27, 2013, 06:53:52 AM
 This thread is making me want a plush snow leopard... :'(
Title: Re: Extra, extra! Four Winds reports on new developments in Tamir!
Post by: writerlove on March 01, 2013, 02:52:28 PM
Welcome nowhere girl. Awww I hadn't thought about that. I mentioned her in the Tamir article I wrote in 2011 but nothing since then. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll bring it up to my team in our next meeting. :)