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Title: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 18, 2010, 09:06:38 PM
New episode, time for some new favorite moments! Let's hear yours!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: wilco64256 on September 18, 2010, 09:08:20 PM
Learning how to spell

Manannan

the right way!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 09:12:45 PM
Is there a typo somewhere?
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Fierce Deity on September 18, 2010, 09:14:46 PM
Is there a typo somewhere?

 I don't think so. I think the name is just hard for people to spell.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: wilco64256 on September 18, 2010, 09:15:44 PM
Is there a typo somewhere?

Not any more!  (Evil laugh)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 09:17:46 PM
My favorite part was probably
Alexander's dream sequence. Or the Valanice Falls sequence.
Both were very well done.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Fierce Deity on September 18, 2010, 09:21:16 PM
My favorite part had to be the ending. It's a cliche statement, but when:

I heard someone say "Gwydion", I was like "NO F***ING WAY"! It really took me by surprise. But for the most part, we learned that which we already know. The war and prophecy between the Silver Cloaks and the Black Cloaks wasn't really anything knew, but it was nice to have it clarified. Also, I like how you guys are even including Lolotte as a member of the Black Cloaks. I wonder if Malicia will be in this game too. Another thing, The Ranger is too cryptic, but a lot of what he said got me thinking about the Royal Family's importance to the prophecy.

Alright, I'm done.  ;D

Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 18, 2010, 09:25:09 PM
LOL, yeah, a Manannan misspell was giving us some serious crashing issues last week!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2010, 09:28:54 PM
LOL, yeah, a Manannan misspell was giving us some serious crashing issues last week!

XD I REMEMBER THAT! (Ok, I remember the e-mails lol...) Why did his name have to be so complicated? It just goes on and on forever and ever...
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 09:29:07 PM
Sidenote: I've been to Manana Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manana_Island,_Maine)! (Yes, actually.)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2010, 09:30:20 PM
Sidenote: I've been to Manana Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manana)! (Yes, actually.)

I want to build a giant statue of Manannan there now lol
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2010, 09:32:34 PM
Favorite part...

Definitely Alexander/Manannan sequence. Followed by talk with Edgar. And the Ranger part. And Valanice part. And the Nymph part. It was all really good! :D

I want to build a giant statue of Manannan there now lol
With his creepy, shiver-inducing glare.  :-X
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: wilco64256 on September 18, 2010, 09:34:01 PM
I also really liked Hassan's comment about:

Being slapped in the face by a lover.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 09:38:48 PM
I agree. Episode 2 fleshed out his character a good deal more, with the conversation on the dock and his anecdotes at Seanymph Rock. He felt like a true seaman.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 18, 2010, 09:39:49 PM
Hahaha, oh Hassan. He cracks me up!
"Nothin' like a sea nymph with four mouths..."
  :o
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 09:42:18 PM
And as the nymphs are swimming away:

Quote
Did you see the tail on that one?
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: writerlove on September 18, 2010, 11:48:02 PM
And as the nymphs are swimming away:

Quote
Did you see the tail on that one?

That line got me too! It was hilarious :) But I didn't understand what was so funny about the four mouths line.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: MangoMercury on September 19, 2010, 01:36:31 AM
The line I didn't understand was Hassan's one about "two earrings"...  Although we never see the other side of his head, so I'm taking he's going Van Gogh style?
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Foamybrew on September 19, 2010, 01:59:57 AM
I haven't finished it yet, but I got a kick out of Hassan's reference to finding a needle in a haystack.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Big C from Cauney island on September 19, 2010, 09:28:47 AM
"Boredom"
"Jollo, they're comotose!"

That was pretty funny. And I have to say, Hassan is a really good character.
"I knew this sea nymph with 4 mouths....."
"Thanks Hassan, that's enough....."
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 19, 2010, 09:37:49 AM
I think my favorite might be "Ahh, the salty sea air...like a bracing slap from a lover."

LOL! I'll wait around on the boat sometimes just to hear him say more stuff. :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 19, 2010, 09:41:47 AM
I liked that line a lot as well.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 19, 2010, 10:13:19 AM
another of my favorite Episode 2 moments, is
Hole in the Wall! I crack up at that everytime. Including when a group of us were at Rich's place and Cez was recording the voice for the character. He had to do it at least twice because we all kept cracking up!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 19, 2010, 10:17:18 AM
ROFL! I liked the part where Graham finds the Hole-in-the-Wall very much because the music, camera, models, and voice acting all come together very well.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Damar on September 19, 2010, 12:52:16 PM
I liked the Hole in the Wall as well.  It's nice to see the little guy got out of the catacombs.  As for my favorite parts, I'd say Graham getting snippy with the Black Widow was great.  Also, Hassan seems to be acting more as I expected him to be, with the constant talking.  And the dirty jokes about sea nymphs!  That made me laugh as well.  And for some reason, the comment Graham made after Hassan complemented Alexander, "He takes after his mother" struck me as funny.  Mainly because I could see it being Graham's snappy one liner in an action movie, right before he commences beating some bad guy senseless.

Oh, and it was nice to hear the voices of the TSL team!  Katie, I assume one of those voices was you and another was Cez?
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 19, 2010, 01:07:36 PM
There's an easter egg that features some of the designers voices, and all the designers did indeed do their own voices for it :) I was the voice of another character, too, but she'll be showing up later in the game. :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 19, 2010, 02:17:59 PM
I liked how Hole in the Wall showed up. In KQ6, Alexander thinks/the narrator says that they hope Hole in the Wall will find his way back home. I like that Graham comes in to help out so he can get home :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Damar on September 19, 2010, 02:25:42 PM
I have to say I'm a fan of Graham's final line in the episode too.  He says it, and I almost scream at him, "WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT?  DO YOU WANT TO TEMPT THE UNIVERSE?"
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 19, 2010, 02:27:41 PM
Not to mention it was also a bit cliché...
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 19, 2010, 02:27:54 PM
I know! Doesn't he ever watch movies, or play games, or--oh yeah, probably not.  ;]
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Tinu on September 19, 2010, 02:31:18 PM
I loved the cute little hole in the wall :) I just wish we could've seen more of him. In KQ6 he was just this little thingy. I liked how he 'spoke' so cutely this time! Hassan was great too.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Damar on September 19, 2010, 02:32:49 PM
Still, his life has gone from a kidnapped son, to the destruction of his kingdom from a dragon, to a heart attack, to a stolen family and home, to his son being declared dead at sea, to this!  Graham's life is nothing short of a study on how things can get worse!  Don't tempt the universe Graham!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Allronix on September 19, 2010, 04:42:11 PM
Well, I got through most of it and only needed two hints.


1. The talk with Edgar. Eddie needs more love.

2. However, I will call it a draw as to whether he or Alex had it worse. Mannanan may have tortured Alex's body and enslaved him...but Lolotte twisted Edgar into a body that wasn't his own, and I'm betting she turned on the mind-screw in ways Manny wouldn't bother with. Call it a draw.

I may even do some fanfic about that scene. NICE touch with the scarring. Guess someone else thought of that at the same point I did.

3. Nice to see Black Widow and Ali again.

4. The glimpse into Alex's nightmare. Oh, @%^&!!!

Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on September 19, 2010, 06:01:12 PM
I may even do some fanfic about that scene. NICE touch with the scarring. Guess someone else thought of that at the same point I did.
Yes please, love your KQ fanfic! :) A slightly different version of that bit of dialogue about the Alexander/Edgar encounter (just explicitly stated the type of scarring) was released years ago and it was awesome to finally hear it voice-acted. Now just waiting for the Graham/Cassima conversation...
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KQ5Fan on September 19, 2010, 06:09:45 PM
Still, his life has gone from a kidnapped son, to the destruction of his kingdom from a dragon, to a heart attack, to a stolen family and home, to his son being declared dead at sea, to this!  Graham's life is nothing short of a study on how things can get worse!  Don't tempt the universe Graham!

Don't forget he spent quite a bit of time as a stone statue as well :P
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 19, 2010, 06:17:24 PM
Haha, true. I never really thought about that.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Jafar on September 19, 2010, 06:36:51 PM
It's okay, no one really thinks about MoE.  :P
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Lenny318 on September 19, 2010, 06:37:31 PM
I loved all of it really, but my favorite parts....

1. The Edgar scene, although I'm sometimes like "gaaah how much is there to talk about with these people?!" I really did enjoy talking to Edgar, I agree with someone else who said he needs more love and I LOVED the part where they discussed how Alexander and Edgar are alike but also very different, I'm just loving all the development of these characters that I've known since I was 8 and learning more about them.
2. Hole in the Wall!!! He's so cute I didn't want to let him go!!!  :'(
3. The end sequence was very well done, I want the next game already :P
4. Jollo and Hassan are great characters, Hassan's lines in particular are wonderfully entertaining
"there's nothing like a nymph with four mouths" o.O
5. Seeing the old lamp man again.
6. The Ranger guy, he's cool... I think.

Sooo much love for this game!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 19, 2010, 06:39:09 PM
5. Seeing the old lamp man again.

YES. :yes:
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Jujuba on September 19, 2010, 07:02:40 PM
EP2 - very easy! I didn't get stuck in any place. Good!

I just didn't like the graphic problems in four points in the game, but still... great episode!

Ah! The little hole-in-the-wall! Since 1996 (when I played KQ6) I was wondering where did he go.

Oh, yes! Hassan and Jollo were great!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: liggy002 on September 20, 2010, 02:00:14 AM
Hole in the Wall was one of my favorites and the Mag Gnat as well.  The French guard dog is also quite funny.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: waltzdancing on September 20, 2010, 11:25:39 AM
My part is when Graham leaves Jollo, "Please don't abandon me!" My sister and I say it to each other when one of us has to leave when we are playing or testing an episode. Our mother gives us weird looks. 
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 20, 2010, 01:36:44 PM
Haha, that was a well-delivered line.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haseth on September 23, 2010, 10:23:51 AM
After taking back Cassima's necklace from the sea nymphs, don't give them anything and ask Hassan to get ready to sail. Then the nymphs get mad and pull Graham down, Hassan and his first mate try to pull Graham back but Hassan's first mate gets "distracted" and Graham gets sunk.

Has anyone tried this? This was one of my favorites, although all the deaths of King Graham are my favorites (not because he dies   :( , but because it shows the innovation of the design team and the death messages are fun to read  :) )
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: snabbott on September 23, 2010, 01:16:23 PM
That's my favorite death! !!!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: waltzdancing on September 23, 2010, 10:11:15 PM
I never died there. I'm gonna have to go back and take a look at that, sounds fun.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: colin on September 24, 2010, 08:46:00 PM
Yeah I thought that was my favourite death, as well, especially
when after graham falls in the water hassan says " I suppose if you have to go that's the way you want to go" I thought that was funny.

I also loved
Alexanders dream sequence and the ranger scene.

I also liked simple things like when
looking at the berrries in the garden, on the isle of wonder, you get wonderful insights into the royal family that you never knew before.
Actually I pretty much liked everything about this episode.



Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haseth on September 25, 2010, 08:46:53 AM

I also loved
Alexanders dream sequence and the ranger scene.

I also liked simple things like when
looking at the berrries in the garden, on the isle of wonder, you get wonderful insights into the royal family that you never knew before.
Actually I pretty much liked everything about this episode.



You mean tomatoes?
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: KatieHal on September 25, 2010, 10:34:55 AM
I think he means the grapes.
There is long story that gets told about the grapes if you look at them. Which is one that Cesar and I argued incessantly over! LOL, and which lead to my editing another description in the garden to the Narrator cutting Graham off before he could go on and on about something else!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: rudy on September 27, 2010, 01:24:20 PM
I loved basically everything that was mentionned in this thread. I also laugh each time that
the red and white knight start arguing "Yes it is! Is not! Yes, it IS! Is not! It IS! Is not!..." and then Graham casually walking past them :). If you go back to Chessboard Land, they're STILL going on like that.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 27, 2010, 03:50:25 PM
Rofl, I need to try that. XD
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Lambonius on September 27, 2010, 06:42:59 PM
My favorite episode 2 moment was probably the whole Jollo bit, particularly the fake arm gag.  I also liked the mystery being hinted at with the fading maps.  The cutscene camera work was pretty great too, particularly the underwater nymph shot and the bird's eye henge pan in the intro.  Hassan's salty seafaring banter was a nice touch as well.  All in all, there where were a lot of little details that stuck out throughout the production that put a smile on my face, even if a few other bits annoyed me at the same time.  :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on September 27, 2010, 07:30:04 PM
Yeah, the sea nymph animation in general was very well done. And I had forgotten about the disappearing ink thing. I guess that explains why the ink in the note on the door of the Pawn Shoppe disappeared in Episode 1, right? Though we still don't know why it's happening...
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: rudy on September 28, 2010, 12:48:44 AM
Yeah, the sea nymph animation in general was very well done. And I had forgotten about the disappearing ink thing. I guess that explains why the ink in the note on the door of the Pawn Shoppe disappeared in Episode 1, right? Though we still don't know why it's happening...
Actually the entire note disappeared, not just the ink. Another mystery  ;D
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Bludshot on September 28, 2010, 04:33:51 PM
Not really a moment but I cracked up when I saw the Queens' guillotine.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: madhattter on October 01, 2010, 06:35:30 PM
yup @rudy.  Gotta love the horseys. :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Bajamamut on October 08, 2010, 05:57:32 PM
The epilogue. Gotta love it  ;D
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on October 19, 2010, 10:31:02 PM
I (finally) just finished Episode 2, and I gotta say, my all-around favorite part was the conversation with Edgar.  It was so insightful, and it really made you think a lot about things that never crossed your mind before.  I really enjoyed every moment of that dialogue.

It also made me laugh listening to the background noises in the garden on the Isle of Wonder.  A steaming teapot combined with a squeaky toy, a banjo, a cow, and animal grunts?  I stood there until I heard them all!

And I musn't exclude the four mouths thing.  Oh em freaking gee. ;)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on October 19, 2010, 10:48:13 PM
Was wondering when we'd get to hear your thoughts on it! :D

Loved the Edgar conversation as well - things like that are part of why I love this game so much. :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on October 19, 2010, 10:54:08 PM
You're so sweet, Tess. :)

You're right, getting to know the characters better is one of the best parts of this game. :yes:  I know some people don't like the long stories and how long the dialogue is, but I love it.  It makes the characters more alive and makes the story feel more complete.  Plus, I really like the voice actor for Edgar.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: snabbott on October 19, 2010, 11:02:39 PM
It's interesting how the parts some people complain the most about ("excessive" dialogue) turn out to be other people's favorite parts. :)

Lemme tell ya - nothing like a sea nymph with four mouths!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on October 19, 2010, 11:05:02 PM
It also made me laugh listening to the background noises in the garden on the Isle of Wonder.  A steaming teapot combined with a squeaky toy, a banjo, a cow, and animal grunts?  I stood there until I heard them all!

I loved the sound there too; very interesting and well-mixed.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on October 20, 2010, 06:12:22 AM
Plus, I really like the voice actor for Edgar.
Yes. :yes:
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: CageyJay on October 20, 2010, 11:24:24 AM
Listening to the guard dogs was a LOT of fun, and the dialogue and sound effects blew me away, but my favorite part of Episode 2 was really very simple: when King Graham sits in the (Roberta's) chair, part of his movement loop makes him look straight out the fourth wall, and his eyes are tweaked just so he's making eye contact.

Maybe it's sad, but that was the chilliest/most unexpectedly thrilling part of ep. 2 for me.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on October 21, 2010, 06:20:38 PM
Haha!  That's not sad, that's awesome!  ;)

(Posted on: October 21, 2010, 05:19:54 PM)


It's interesting how the parts some people complain the most about ("excessive" dialogue) turn out to be other people's favorite parts. :)
Well, I'm also a weirdie. :yes:
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: C_Guy on December 13, 2010, 01:39:57 PM
I haven't finished this episode yet but I have to say my favorite moment is this:

When Graham asks the Black Widow, "What can you tell me about... voodoo?"

I nearly fell over laughing! :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on December 13, 2010, 01:50:37 PM
I haven't finished this episode yet but I have to say my favorite moment is this:
Love that XD There's another reference to that game in the bookshop as well :D
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on December 13, 2010, 05:35:47 PM
Oh, is that a reference from another game?  I didn't get that joke! ;]
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on December 13, 2010, 05:48:01 PM
Gabriel Knight :D
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on December 13, 2010, 06:13:24 PM
Oh.  I don't think I've ever played that one before.  Thanks, Tess. :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: tessspoon on December 13, 2010, 06:33:02 PM
Great game. You can ask that of most of the other characters in the game, so you hear it a lot, and they way the actor says is just awesome XD
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Cez on December 13, 2010, 07:15:48 PM
Funny part is that that wasn't even planned! Jason just did it in his recording sessions and when I heard it, I loved it so much I had to include it!!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: kindofdoon on December 13, 2010, 08:56:41 PM
Jason is an extremely funny guy.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on December 13, 2010, 09:05:23 PM
Funny part is that that wasn't even planned! Jason just did it in his recording sessions and when I heard it, I loved it so much I had to include it!!
LOL! I thought that line was kind of random, makes sense now! ;D
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: snabbott on December 14, 2010, 11:10:14 AM
Funny part is that that wasn't even planned! Jason just did it in his recording sessions and when I heard it, I loved it so much I had to include it!!
Wow - I always assumed that was you, Cez, with how much you love GK. We really need to have outtakes for the director's cut! :D
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Cez on December 17, 2010, 02:05:02 PM
Funny part is that that wasn't even planned! Jason just did it in his recording sessions and when I heard it, I loved it so much I had to include it!!
Wow - I always assumed that was you, Cez, with how much you love GK. We really need to have outtakes for the director's cut! :D

I added the narration that follows later, but because of Jason's line.

Now, the one from the bookshop was on the original script. I only had one reference! :)
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: razor436 on January 08, 2011, 12:27:55 PM
I liked:
Everything about the Golden Key: the vines guarding it, the trap, and what you had to do to get it.


I hated:
Waiting for each clam to yawn to see which one had a pearl. Then clicking on each one in case that made a difference.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on January 08, 2011, 01:09:07 PM
I hated:
Waiting for each clam to yawn to see which one had a pearl. Then clicking on each one in case that made a difference.
Wait, one of them has one?  :o  Did I miss this?!
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: crayauchtin on January 13, 2011, 07:23:23 PM
I hated:
Waiting for each clam to yawn to see which one had a pearl. Then clicking on each one in case that made a difference.
Wait, one of them has one?  :o  Did I miss this?!
I musta missed this too!! How did I miss this??
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: razor436 on January 14, 2011, 10:02:51 AM
I hated:
Waiting for each clam to yawn to see which one had a pearl. Then clicking on each one in case that made a difference.
Wait, one of them has one?  :o  Did I miss this?!
I musta missed this too!! How did I miss this??


No no no. You misunderstood me:
I think it was in King's Quest VI where there was a pearl in a clam. I just assumed that there would be something similar in this game. I guess the sleeping clams were just there to decorate the landscape. But of course as a player who tries to click on everything to find items, I assumed the clams had something in their mouths.
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Haids1987 on January 14, 2011, 12:03:35 PM
I think it was in King's Quest VI where there was a pearl in a clam. I just assumed that there would be something similar in this game. I guess the sleeping clams were just there to decorate the landscape. But of course as a player who tries to click on everything to find items, I assumed the clams had something in their mouths.
Ohhhhhhhh!  Whew, thanks for clearing that up.  I was afraid I missed something huge and obvious! :S
Title: Re: Favorite moment of Episode 2
Post by: Enchantermon on January 17, 2011, 01:19:37 PM
I was afraid I missed something huge and obvious! :S
No, if there was a pearl it would have likely been small and hidden. *rimshot*