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The Alexander Appreciation thread
« on: February 14, 2011, 07:02:40 PM »
Well, it's hard to ignore that there is a substantial percentage of Alexander fans in the active members list, so I've decided that our Slaveboy, come Prince, come King should have his own thread.

Feel free to discuss ANYTHING about his handsome looks, his actions in game, TSL activity (using the spoiler tag when needed), sharing art, and writing on him.

Oh- and 'The Floating Castle' is about him. If you have any opinions on the official novel, then go for it :) Use spoiler tags for this too if needed. I know I haven't finished it yet ;)


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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 08:04:23 PM »
Well, it's hard to ignore that there is a substantial percentage of Alexander fans in the active members list, so I've decided that our Slaveboy, come Prince, come King should have his own thread.

Feel free to discuss ANYTHING about his handsome looks, his actions in game, TSL activity (using the spoiler tag when needed), sharing art, and writing on him.

Oh- and 'The Floating Castle' is about him. If you have any opinions on the official novel, then go for it :) Use spoiler tags for this too if needed. I know I haven't finished it yet ;)

YAY! Alexander got his own thread! I love everything about Alexander; his voice in both KQ6 and TSL are amazing, and he is one smokin hot dude in TSL!
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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 08:12:45 PM »
I've always been a pretty big fan of the Alexander character.  King's Quest VI is my favorite, which of course most people who play King's Quest would say.  But King's Quest III has always been my second favorite.  I grew up playing that game (along with King's Quest II) and it was always challenging.  All the other computer games I'd played so many times that I could do them with my eyes closed.  King's Quest III had more of a challenge, whether it was the timer or that crazy mountain road, or the changing locations that made the re-playability so high.  And I never minded the spells.  To this day, I can quote all the incantations by memory.

So I think all of that really kind of primed me to like the Alexander character.  Plus he's just written as such a stand up guy.  He really seems like a likable, nice person.  What more could you want in a fictional character?

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 08:17:16 PM »
I've always been a pretty big fan of the Alexander character.  King's Quest VI is my favorite, which of course most people who play King's Quest would say.  But King's Quest III has always been my second favorite.  I grew up playing that game (along with King's Quest II) and it was always challenging.  All the other computer games I'd played so many times that I could do them with my eyes closed.  King's Quest III had more of a challenge, whether it was the timer or that crazy mountain road, or the changing locations that made the re-playability so high.  And I never minded the spells.  To this day, I can quote all the incantations by memory.

So I think all of that really kind of primed me to like the Alexander character.  Plus he's just written as such a stand up guy.  He really seems like a likable, nice person.  What more could you want in a fictional character?

Spiky hair, apparently.   :P

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 08:24:40 PM »
But of course.  When you go from slave to king, you got to be stylin'!

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 08:28:07 PM »
But of course.  When you go from slave to king, you got to be stylin'!

Technically he went from slave to prince to slave to prince to king. Sorry, I felt the uncontrollable urge to correct. I'll try to suppress it next time...
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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 08:31:23 PM »
I agree- KQ6 is my favorite too :) A lot of that is because of Alexander I admit, but the Green Isles is an awesome place. It inspired me in my stories to have uniqueness in my world. Daventry is so ordinary, Kolymar and Llewdore have macical creatures and wonder, but the Green Isles was something unique to me. Fun, serious, beautiful, and dangerous. There's a lot of culture and diversity there. I also loved that the art pricked up. I still to this day believe that art wise, KQ6 was the pinnacle of all the King's Quest games.

I'm... not a typical fangirl though. Alot of people accuse me as being the same, but when I'm a fan of a storyline, I make fan stories in the world, and shove original characters in it. IF I had a band of merry men, TSL would VERY much be something I'd put full effort into. The reason I like Alexander the most is his story- his tragedy, and overcoming it. I'm a bit of a sucker for a tragic story I guess. One of my characters has a similar story to Alexander- denied his noble right, and his world comes crashing down around him. Prince goes against adversary and fights to make his world and country right again. They put a beauty to him that pixels can't do. I also like that he is honest. I'm an honest person also, and I Find it hard to relate to sarcasm and cruelty. To see a gentleman now days.... It's the biggest reason I loved KQ6 so much. His undying love and passion to free Cassima. IT felt real to me. You don't see that in real people, but it's a quality I'd love if I ever saw it.

That's why I'm a fan of Alexander- cause I love what he represents in a story I also love :) That's not teenybopper crush to me. That's admiration. I don't hold it for many characters.


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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 08:34:05 PM »
I agree- KQ6 is my favorite too :) A lot of that is because of Alexander I admit, but the Green Isles is an awesome place. It inspired me in my stories to have uniqueness in my world. Daventry is so ordinary, Kolymar and Llewdore have macical creatures and wonder, but the Green Isles was something unique to me. Fun, serious, beautiful, and dangerous. There's a lot of culture and diversity there. I also loved that the art pricked up. I still to this day believe that art wise, KQ6 was the pinnacle of all the King's Quest games.

I'm... not a typical fangirl though. Alot of people accuse me as being the same, but when I'm a fan of a storyline, I make fan stories in the world, and shove original characters in it. IF I had a band of merry men, TSL would VERY much be something I'd put full effort into. The reason I like Alexander the most is his story- his tragedy, and overcoming it. I'm a bit of a sucker for a tragic story I guess. One of my characters has a similar story to Alexander- denied his noble right, and his world comes crashing down around him. Prince goes against adversary and fights to make his world and country right again. They put a beauty to him that pixels can't do. I also like that he is honest. I'm an honest person also, and I Find it hard to relate to sarcasm and cruelty. To see a gentleman now days.... It's the biggest reason I loved KQ6 so much. His undying love and passion to free Cassima. IT felt real to me. You don't see that in real people, but it's a quality I'd love if I ever saw it.

That's why I'm a fan of Alexander- cause I love what he represents in a story I also love :) That's not teenybopper crush to me. That's admiration. I don't hold it for many characters.

I went for the looks first, I'm not gonna lie, but after seeing this explanation, I think I have a much deeper appreciation for Alexander than ever before.
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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 08:53:53 PM »
That's why I'm a fan of Alexander- cause I love what he represents in a story I also love :) That's not teenybopper crush to me. That's admiration. I don't hold it for many characters.

Okay.  I can respect that.  :)

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 09:04:47 PM »
That's why I'm a fan of Alexander- cause I love what he represents in a story I also love :) That's not teenybopper crush to me. That's admiration. I don't hold it for many characters.

Okay.  I can respect that.  :)

Thanks :) I feel that a lot of his fans are like that too, but don't realise it. Luckily, the King's Quest fandom isn't viral like your Narutos, and Bleach etc... fandoms. That's where the 'teenybopper fangirls' come in cause the more louder and younger the fanbase is, the worse a fangirl will become cause they feed off eachother.

I'm into Phoenix Wright, a game made for the DS... heavily into it. Alot of the fans are young, and I can see where people get bitter about it, but because I'm in love with the universe the game is set in, my fan love has moved to fanfic, and writing original stories and characters for the universe. That I'm sure is what the TSL team is doing. Man- if I had a group of friends with the same vision as me I'm SURE that something really worthwhile could come out of the fanbase :)

Anyone seen any Alexander fanart out there that they want to share with us? Put them in spoiler tags so they don't fill up the thread :)


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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 09:24:45 PM »
The reason I like Alexander the most is his story- his tragedy, and overcoming it.
This. I love his look in TSL, but it's really his story in KQIII and TSL that fascinates me. I think I also connected with him in part because I see some of myself in him (quiet, don't talk a lot, like just being on my own a lot of the time).

So yea, my favorite char and definitely looking forward to seeing what happens.

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 09:22:57 AM »
I'm an Alexander fan as well. I've liked KQ 3 and 6 out of the series and those are the ones he's in. He's so noble, brave, quick witted and loyal. how he overcame being a slave and still has his head on straight... that takes on some serious guts.
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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 09:26:34 AM »
I'm an Alexander fan as well. I've liked KQ 3 and 6 out of the series and those are the ones he's in. He's so noble, brave, quick witted and loyal. how he overcame being a slave and still has his head on straight... that takes on some serious guts.
There are indications in TSL though that he doesn't quite still have his head on straight, aren't there...
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011, 09:29:55 AM »
Well true. I guess up to TSL he does. Still, I'm eager to see what the writers do with his storyline. I'm sure it will be brilliant.
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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 05:11:05 PM »
Me too- I'd like to see what haunts him also- it makes him more human to me :)


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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 05:37:00 PM »
But of course.  When you go from slave to king, you got to be stylin'!

Right. A 21st century style in a fantasy era.

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 05:59:03 PM »
And who says that you can't modernize his hair for a fan game? Frankly, the only members of the family with a nice wardrobe are the girls. The men got pretty mundane styling. I'm glad that TSL gave them new looks.


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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 07:11:53 PM »
And who says that you can't modernize his hair for a fan game?

Well, lots of people. But that doesn't really stop it from happening anyway. :) Personally, I liked his slicked back hair.

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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2011, 07:15:23 PM »
And who says that you can't modernize his hair for a fan game? Frankly, the only members of the family with a nice wardrobe are the girls. The men got pretty mundane styling. I'm glad that TSL gave them new looks.
Still, MI's got a point...it does look a tad out of place.
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Re: The Alexander Appreciation thread
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2011, 07:22:51 PM »
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