TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by Rick_Florez, September 26, 2010, 02:50:16 AM
Quote from: Lambonius on October 03, 2010, 01:14:38 PMOr I could have taken a page from the TSL narrations book and written:"Shortly into the 43rd President George W. Bush's two terms, which lasted from 2001 through the end of 2008, the president, who was living in the White House at the time, a large building in Washington D.C. that has traditionally served as both the residential abode and official center for presidential business, so named because of the predominantly white color of its exterior, had to deal with the worst terrorist attack ever to happen on American soil, which happened in New York City on September 11th of the president's first year in office, which was 2001, seven years and four months before the president left office near the end of January of 2009. The President often spoke of the weighty monumentality of his decisions in the fateful hours immediately following the attack, which were some of the most significant and stressful of his entire presidential tenure. During the rare quiet moments in those early post-9/11 days, the president found himself longing for the carefree days of his childhood, when the most stressful decisions he faced on a regular basis were whether or not to play baseball or go fishing during a sunny afternoon in the summer."Would that have better helped establish context?*Just teasing you guys, btw.
QuoteWould that have better helped establish context?
Quoteif this forum had rep/karma, you would get some
Quote from: Baggins on October 03, 2010, 01:48:39 PMQuoteWould that have better helped establish context?Yes, yes it would. There was a long digression, here, but I deleted it because it was pointless.I'm really going off the subject. Sorry, Katie et al, LOL.Quoteif this forum had rep/karma, you would get someGood or bad?
Quote from: Baggins on October 03, 2010, 02:26:03 PMNote to self, I'm getting antsy having finished my Master's dissertation (waiting for the grade) and having nothing to do and need to go write a journal article or something for the fun of it... I'm apparently still stuck in "writing mode"
QuoteWhen I finished my Master's thesis, I didn't want to write another word for a good long while.
Quote from: KatieHal on October 03, 2010, 04:45:40 PMHeh, it mostly just blocks words that are swears or common insults. Also kind of funny, that ridiculously lengthy story about grapes? Is one that Cesar and I fought over because I was like, this story is insanely long, no, we're cutting it! He didn't want to, partly for amusement based on how overly long it was (in fact, I think if you click on the grapes a second time, the narrator even refuses to repeat the tale!)--which is why another 'LOOK' response in the garden has the narrator actively saying she's not interested in hearing another of Graham's long trips down memory lane instead. My tiny revenge! And now we commonly joke about 'that darn grapes story!' (as I like to call it!)
Quote from: KatieHal on October 03, 2010, 05:03:04 PMHmm...looks like it's not there after all. I'll see if I can find what screen/item brings that up and post it!Ahh, there it is. If you LOOK at the Hole in the Wall when it's in your inventory.
Quote from: Baggins on October 02, 2010, 05:58:29 PMthe manual for KQ4 also states;Quote"According to legend, shortly after Rosella's rescue King Graham decided it was time to pass on his adventurer's cap. Gathering in his wife and two children, the King offered a grateful smile upwards, for each member of his family had given him great pride. Gazing down at his children, he couldn't help but see the glint of spirited valor in their eyes. Knowing the future of his kingdom would rest soundly in the hands of its future heir, he slowly lifted his hands to display the infamous adventurer's cap."
Quote"According to legend, shortly after Rosella's rescue King Graham decided it was time to pass on his adventurer's cap. Gathering in his wife and two children, the King offered a grateful smile upwards, for each member of his family had given him great pride. Gazing down at his children, he couldn't help but see the glint of spirited valor in their eyes. Knowing the future of his kingdom would rest soundly in the hands of its future heir, he slowly lifted his hands to display the infamous adventurer's cap."
QuoteSince we brought up the changes of KQ3 in general, I do want to add that altering Alexander's kidnapping was pure genius, actually. The original (Manannan steals the baby while the family isn't paying attention in broad daylight) was like.... really? He's scary? He has no minions, and he doesn't kill anybody. It didn't do it for me. In the IA version not only does he obviously have minions, he also is perfectly willing to kill them for no real reason. Now THAT is a villain worth being scared of!
QuoteMum and Dad were heart-broken when you disappeared as a baby...Dad searched EVERYWHERE for you. Obviously he never found you.
QuoteThat was once a magic mirror...On the night you disappeared from your cradle, it clouded up; and has remained that way ever since.
QuoteSee that young fellow over there? When that old wizard, Manannan, kidnapped him, I heard tell his real parents were heartbroken over his loss.
QuoteWhen he was a baby, he was stolen from his cradle one night by that awful wizard, Manannan, who brought him here and raised him. I hear he treats the boy terribly.
QuoteBut this also contradicts KQ3 - it says Graham gathered his wife and children, when in fact he didn't - they were all already in the throneroom. This suggests the hat throwing didn't happen right after Alex and Rosella arrived (as portrayed in KQ3).
QuoteKing Graham married the beautiful girl he had rescued, and two years later the young Queen Valanice gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. Alexander bore a striking resemblance to his father, and likewise Rosella to her mother. The family lived a very happy and peaceful life...at least for awhile. But from deep within the forests came rumblings of a terrible beast who was ravaging a bloody trail towards the land of Daventry. Sightings of dragons had been rare in these tranquil times, and never before in the kingdom of Daventry had one witnessed such a beast as the terrible three-headed dragon. As the years crept by the notoriety of the beast grew as great as the destruction it wrought. Soon the whole population of Daventry tremored with the news of the dragon's approach, and each homestead dwelt in terror. Meanwhile, in a land far away, lived the malevolent wizard Manannan. Manannan kept a watchful eye upon the kingdoms of the world. With a sardonic grin he watched as the three-headed dragon rampaged its way towards Daventry. Manannan's hatred of mankind had intensified with his great age, and his coal-black eyes burned a strange reflection upon the glass of the crystal as he mirthfully watched another human swallowed whole by the vicious beast. Preferring his solitude, the powerful Manannan was only allowed to be observed by one servantboy, who maintained his house and performed all of his menial chores. Of course, Manannan could have conjured up spirits to do his dirty work, but he much preferred to see the toil and strain of a young mortal suffering under his thrall. Most would call it depravity, but it was fear that fueled the flames of Manannan's hatred of humanity, a fear instilled by a vision from his prophetic crystal ball. For within its walls of quartz had Manannan seen his own hideous destruction at the hands of a conquering hero. Time has wrought many changes, and with it much sorrow. The kingdom of Daventry was ravaged by the deplorable dragon, and the young Princess Rosella was abducted. The entire kingdom was overcome by the brutal onslaught of the beast, and though forewarned, found themselves helpless to defend against its supernatural strength. Much weeping and wailing was heard throughout the land. Even with its power of prophecy, the Magic Mirror could provide no answers, not even a clue, for some bearer of black magic had cast a cloud of darkness upon its face... And the wizard watched with eyes of venom...! The entire tale of Rosella's rescue, the wizard's downfall, and the restoration of the royal family are chronicled in the saga To Heir is Human. According to legend, shortly after Rosella's rescue King Graham decided it was time to pass on his adventurer's cap. Gathering in his wife and two children, the King offered a grateful smile upwards, for each member of his family had given him great pride. Gazing down at his children, he couldn't help but see the glint of spirited valor in their eyes. Knowing the future of his kingdom would rest soundly in the hands of its future heir, he slowly lifted his hands to display the infamous adventurer's cap.
Quote from: Baggins on October 04, 2010, 11:17:53 PMOh its worse than that, it doesn't even suggest Alexander was kidnapped, actually the way the manual was worded you'd think Alexander grew up in Daventry, and witnessed the dragon when it first came. Whoever wrote it really made it misleading.