Monday, 16 August 2010

ETS is relocating!

Nope, I'm not dead! I'm just here to tell you that ETS is moving to etsay.wordpress.com , with a new focus on just strange glitches, alternate endings, other scary/freaky/hilarious things, and, still, wild mass guessing. Check it out!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Pokemon: Missing NO is An Actual Pokemon


 We know that Missing NO is found off the coast of Cinnabar Island, which was probably named after the high concentration of cinnabar in the water. You know, cinnabar, the ore form of mercury? So, we have a few hundred lots-and-lots of Pokemon swimming in Mercury-infested water, and how violently they react with anything even vaguely mutigenic, it was only a matter of time before something "evolved" into the glitch we've known to love as MISSINGNO. 


Monday, 19 April 2010

Pokemon: The Story Behind MISSINGNO.



Watch out for this huge wall of text behing the legacy that is MISSINGNO.

First of all, let's go over the colorful past of the Cubone!

   The story about Cubone is that he is a Kangaskhan baby who wears the skull of his dead mother. The marks on the skull are erosions from the Cubone's tears.

   Originally, Marowak (The evolved form of Cubone) was to evolve into a Kangaskhan. However, last minute decisions cut this from the original Pokémon games, and Kangaskhan was left as a Pokémon without a pre-evolution state. However, because this code was already within the game, the developers simply moved this code to an empty slot.

This became known as MISSINGNO.

To support this, try feeding a rare candy to MISSINGNO. It evolves into Kangaskhan!

Now, we'll go over the different forms of MISSINGNO.


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Aerodactyl Fossil Form


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Famous Pixel Form


Kabutops Fossil Form

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 Scary Ghost Form 
(What was this originally planned for?)



   Every form of MISSINGNO. and its cousin M ', which only appears in pixel form, is a Bird/Normal type. Not flying, bird. These are the only two pokemon that have the bird type.

Nintendo has an official description of Missingno. listed in their Customer Service troubleshooting section:
"MissingNO is a programming quirk, and not a real part of the game. When you get this, your game can perform strangely, and the graphics will often become scrambled. The MissingNO Pokémon is most often found after you perform the Flight Safari Zone Pokémon trick [or Viridian Old Man trick]. To fix the scrambled graphics, try releasing the MissingNo Pokémon." 
Nintendo was incorrect on the method for fixing graphical issues; releasing Missingno. did not fix the graphics. The actual way to fix these issues is to view the Pokédex data or stat page of an official Pokémon.

Now, random fun facts:

  • Missing NO's appearance in battles allows the item duplication glitch, which duplicates the sixth item in your bag to 128 or 255.
  • Encountering Missingno. has been known to interfere with the save game data in various ways, such as adversely affecting the Hall of Fame saved data and (if its stats are viewed) messing with some graphics until the stats of a normal Pokémon are viewed. 
  • Catching M': If you throw a pokeball at M ', most likely you will see something like this:
Your pokeball missed!
M ' was caught!
  • And then you will continue to fight him. I know, weird. You can catch him again to get a level 0 or level 80 Ditto, or you can defeat it, and it will still be caught.
  • Missingno. Yellow Version form is Normal/999, whereas Missingno. forms in Red and Blue Versions are Bird/Normal. It uses the palette of Pikachu, and so appears as a yellow and red glitched box. It also causes glitches that Missingno. in Red and Blue Versions did not. If caught, it will cause graphical glitches, possibly rendering the player invisible and making duplicates of the player and all other on-screen characters walk in random locations on the screen. Yellow form is exclusive to Yellow Version.
  • This form does not appear through the Old man glitch, as the Old man glitch was removed in Yellow Version.
  • This form appears through the Mew glitch with a special stat of 31, 32, 61, 62, 63, 67, 68, 69 or 86.
For more detailed information on Missingno., go to http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Missingno.

And stay tuned for yet another MISSINGNO. theory tommorow!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Majora's Mask: Koume and Kotake

   We all know that Koume and Kotake make appearances in Majora's Mask as well as in Ocarina of Time. It's generally accepted that these are parallels to the witches in Ocarina of Time.
   However, imagine that these aren't parallels, but the very same witches. All you really have to do to get to Termina is fall down a hole, and these witches could probably get there ten times easier by some mysterious means. It explains why they have the same name, unlike everyone else in Termina, and the same theme.
   It would explain why Koume knows so much about Link when he finds her in the forest, saying something along the lines of, "They're not as brave as they say you are!"  This could have easily been some sort of cryptic message, which is not something new for Koume and Kotake!
    Presumably, after being defeated and (hilariously) killed in the last game, they could only remain stable in an alternate universe, and could no longer merge into Twinrova or control the elements.
    So, eventually, they were forced to begrudgingly help the very child that killed them before, not to mention give him his first bottle!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Touhou: Cirno Is, In Fact, The Strongest

"eyem the stronguest!"
   
   First of all, I'd just like to explain something. Once upon a time, Zun wrote the manual for Phantasmagoria of Flower View. He included a screenshot detailing what was going on. Instead of labeling Cirno as something like ⑨Enemy or ⑨Cirno, he simply put ⑨Fool.

tl;dr  ⑨ is not a common symbol for fool or idiot in Japan.

   Aaaanyway, It's possible that, her being the ditz that she is, she hasn't realized that her power isn't the manipulation of cold, but the manipulation of everything on a molecular level, at which point she basically becomes Dr. Manhattan.


Let's just hope she never becomes smart enough to figure it out!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Pokemon: Rare Candy is People

In a way. Rare Candy is an item that will instantly level up a Pokemon. In episodes of the anime, Ash has caught Pokemon and then, in the same episode, evolved or leveled them, without battling them at all. James has done similar things. Thus we can come to the conclusion that certain people sweat the main ingredient(s) of Rare Candy. Thus, if Ash swam around in a lake full of Magikarp, Gyarados for everyone!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Update

Due to my schedule lately, I'll pretty much only be able to post randomly. Posts will be few and far between, but I can guarantee better quality. Sorry about that, but there's not much I can do!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Mega Man: The Original Series Takes Place After An Apocalypse

http://www.designworksoregon.com/nehs/170/images/normal_drlight7.gif 

   The big nuclear war happens. Colleagues Dr. Wily and Dr. Light, knowing that their side lost the war, are playing games in the rubble, being the only ones left. Wily tries to rebuild the world as it was, via mass-producing cheap robots, while Light focuses on making a cyborg as close to human as he can. Being colleagues, they decide to have a friendly competition, and, to test whose plan is the better, pit their robots against each other. 
   Light's story about him building robots for peace and having them stolen by Wily was fabricated to convince Mega Man to fight. Which would explain why he gets released from jail and gets right back to making robots right after he gets defeated. ("I should have known Dr. Wily was behind this the whole time!")   
   But why are there newspapers being printed, covering Dr. Wily's arrest? Well, they were obviously printed by the two doctors, just throwing in random filler, including advertisements for a Cut Man video game, in the hopes Mega Man wouldn't notice.
   But I don't know what all this means for the multiple spin-off series.

   On popular demand, here's my favorite song from Mega Man 10.


Thursday, 25 March 2010

Mother 3: The Alternative Truth of the "Claus Backgrounds"

http://mother3.fobby.net/interview/m3int_04_files/page4_crazyisland.png 


Remember waaaaaaay back then, when I mentioned that Tanetane Island was originally so scary that it scared Itoi himself?

Well, you'd think that the "Claus" fight on Tane-Tane Island would be more intense than a regular fight with an Eerie Smile. I mean seriously, Claus is your brother that has been missing for 4 years, you'd think he would get a little more special treatment.


It's very likely that the "Secret Boss Fight" connected to the "Claus Backgrounds" may very well have taken part on Tane-Tane Island rather than the end of the game.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

No More Heroes: The Plot Makes No Sense

Another case of not everything is didactic. Everyone seems to think that everything in the game has a really deep symbolic meaning.

But imagine, if you will, that the plot makes no sense whatsoever, and anything that seems to be coherent about it is all in your head. Suda51 has stated that the inspiration for the game was the entirely bizarre and nonsensical movie El Topo, which was never supposed to make any sense, but involves a gun slinger taking out other assassins.

So basically, he's stated that No More Heroes, like El Topo, isn't supposed to make sense.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Mother 3: You Are The Dragon

If you've read my first post, you'll know you can move around on the "End?" screen. However, many people don't know that.

But just imagine. You somehow are so coldhearted that you didn't even press any buttons and just immediately turned the game off at the "End?" screen. You are Lucas in this game, and thus you have had your heart passed on to the Dark Dragon. And since you were completely uncaring about these people's fate, you basically instantly destroyed their world. Just like a dragon with a cold heart, such as this hypothetical player, would have.

But then imagine you are a kind-hearted person, which I'll just assume you are, and thus passed a kind heart to the Dragon. You saved the people of Tazmily because you cared about their fate, and started their lives anew.

Another thing about Mother 3 that leaves me absolutely speechless.

P.S. The picture is completely unrelated, but it's just awesome, and there's obviously no pictures of the dragon.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Vacation Time!

Well, I'm going to have to go for the next two weeks, so don't expect many posts after Tuesday. If I have any free time, I will try to post though. Try to manage without me! ;D

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Chibi-Robo: The Chibi-Door Is A Metaphor For Hell

Oh man.

Of course I know that not everything is didactic, but here at ETS we pull out all the stops on theorizing. First of all, to open the door, you lose a bit of your energy, a clear metaphor for losing your soul. Inside the door is money, the supposed "root of all evil". (Well, the actual quote is, "The desire for money is the root of all evil," but whatever.)

And thus we reach the conclusion that sinners wind up in a tiny room with weird music and floating eyes staring at you for the rest of eternity.

And that's what you call scientific theory.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Mother 3 (AGAIN?!): Porky Mocks You At The End of the Game

I know what you're thinking. Well, DUR! What else was he doing sticking out his tongue? Trying to lick his nose? Well shut up and let me explain. He isn't mocking Lucas. He isn't mocking Flint, Boney, Kumatora, or Duster. He's mocking you. He knows about the mysterious person who prayed for the Chosen Four in Earthbound. And he knows it was you.

He suspected you would come to assist Lucas in his journey. And he wanted to flaunt the fact that he warped the timeline and made all of your work useless. Just like that. Why else would he have the Memory Boat Ride? Hey, look-- I have the Sky Runner, the Phase Distorter, the Helicopter, and the Submarine. I took them all. I even took Ness's yoyo, his bat, even his house. And what could he do to stop Giygas without all that? Absolutely nothing.

Ness failed. And Porky is making damn sure you notice. I'll say it again. What a little bastard.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Bonus Post: Self Promotion, Oh Man

Seriously guys, feel free to post a comment every now and again. Any suggestions, or anything really would be greatly appreciated.

That said, trolling and spamming will be deleted slowly and cruelly.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Ocarina of Time: Saria's Song is a Curse

To start with the basics, we all know that the Song of Healing is Saria's Song backwards. And what could playing a song meant to heal backwards do but curse?

We also know that getting lost in the Lost Woods means getting turned into a Skull Kid, dying, into a Stalfos. Yeah, there's no way that can have anything to do with the fact that Saria's Song plays in the background the whole time, no, not at all.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Twilight Princess: The Hidden Skills Teacher is Link from Majora's Mask

 
If you can believe it, we're revisiting Majora's Mask. But not really. For starters, look at this guys sword. It looks like the Great Fairy's Sword, only aged by a lot. And if you look really closely at the shield you can see the gaping mouth of the Mirror Shield.

Couple this with the fact that we last see Link in the Lost Woods, where if you die, you turn into a Stalfos, not to mention the fact that Link probably looked for Navi until he died, and you have a believable theory.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Bonus: Just In Case

If you hadn't figured it out, I like the idea of just doing posts from random subjects instead of a series, so I'll just do that from now.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Mother 3: Bronson Hates Flint and His Family

 
It's pretty obvious, in a passive aggressive way. Just think of the comments he makes when he sees Lucas and party washed up or the beach, not to mention Chapter 1 (obviously). Maybe he's angry because, prior to the events of Mother 3, they had an absolutely perfect and loving family, while Bronson appears to be a loner.

I can only wonder why.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Twilight Princess: Barnes is a Poacher As Well As A Bomb Maker

Oh Barnes, you are possibly the most beloved character in Twilight Princess, right up there with the mailman. And who better than he to be a poacher? Just think for a few minutes. He only ever makes one real type of bomb, the basic one. The other two, the water bomb and the bombling, are found in the wild, doing their own thing. Now, if he were just an ordinary bomb maker, he wouldn't have any idea that the bomblings or bomb fish existed, so he couldn't have modeled it after them to be funny.

But I know what you're thinking. How could Barnes get into the Forest or Lakebed Temple? Well, at this point, you cleared the Forest Temple of dangers, and we can assume that bomb fish roam around Lake Hylia outside of the temple.

Another story to tell the kids from Ordon, eh?

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Twilight Princess: The Twilit Bloat is the Queen of the Shadow Bugs

You guys really need to thank me, because this picture while now plague my pictures folder and my entomophobia. But anyway, just look at this thing. Fat, ugly, and slimy. What else would be good for devouring the complete essence of light, in three different areas? But of course, what could contain that within itself? And what better way for a bug to get rid of those than to give birth to the Shadow Bugs, dispelling  the Tears of Light?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Punch-Out!!: Aran Ryan Got His Hands On Soda Popinski's Soda

So, let's say Aran was a gigantic fan boy of Soda Popinski. So much so that he got into his dressing room and stole some of his soda. So, he drank a few bottles of the steroid laced soda, and basically went crazy. He decided on the spot that he wanted to be a boxer like his idol, Popinski, so he picked up a pair of boxing gloves and, crazed by much more soda than his body could take, pretty much destroyed the boxers leading up to him. It would explain why he's so jittery and eccentric.

Hell, he's probably not even Irish! It's just how he hears himself in his mind!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Super Smash Bros. : It's All In A Child's Imagination

 
This one was almost implied. Imagine you've gotten a bunch of figurines of your favorite characters from Nintendo games. Joy! And what else to do, but make them fight with each other! The "brawl remixes" are songs in the boys imagination, which obviously can't be the exact same as in the games. The boy's favorite game would be Earthbound, which is where "smash" would come from. Subspace Emissary is the boy's own fantastical story, with his own villains and enemies. Master Hand represents creation, Crazy Hand destruction.

It almost makes too much sense.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Banjo-Kazooie: Gruntilda-For The Evulz


We all know that Gruntilda is evil. But does she really do it to become pretty, or to be revived? Or does she just do it to be evil?

When she kidnaps Tootie, she shows that she knows about Banjo, and that there will be fighting. She then scatters everything he needs to defeat her about her lair, even going so far as to construct a giant board game rather than just kill him.

And then Banjo-Tooie. I have an idea! Send all of your minions after the one person (two animals?) who can stop you! Shoot him with the giant life-sucking gun!

But she ends up murdering her sisters with a one ton iron instead of ganging up on him, not to mention the fact she goes easy on him if he answers a question.

Nintendo Logic? No, and I hate that phrase.

She's just in it to be evil, or, what with the immortality and all, really really bored.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Subspace Emissary: Dedede Hires Most of the Characters

 

 And now for something completely different.

 Bear with me on this. Think of some of the characters that became active over the course of SSE: Snake; Fox; Falco; Captain Falcon; Samus. But most of all, Snake. What exactly do we know about Snake?
  1. He was on a mission.
  2. He's against the Subspace Army.
  3. He remains completely inactive until Dedede becomes a trophy.
Dedede was on the Halberd when it was taken over, he could give Snake access. So, Snake snuck onboard, keeping communication with Dedede using the Codec. He would become active if he was given the signal, or something bad happened to Dedede. He was to retake the Halberd, eliminate the Shadow Bugs, and rescue any captives. If not for other events, this would have completely destroyed the Subspace Army.

And for the other characters, Fox and Falco were to destroy the guns and come aboard to help, Samus and Captain Falcon were sent together to an area, but eventually split up.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Earthbound/Mother 2: Giygas is an Unborn Alien (Mindfuck Ahoy)

The one everyone's been waiting for, and boy have I been dreading it. It's a theory so complicated and intricate that it almost blows one's mind that people put this much thought into it. But anyway, first things first. Obviously, if you read between the lines, you can see what it is. If you can't, look for a fetus. Many people believe in the false rumor that this boss was inspired by a rape scene Shigesato Itoi accidentally stumbled in on as a child. Actually, it was based on a traumatic event from Itoi's childhood. It was a scene from a movie, but said movie had no rape scenes. Many people mock Itoi for overreacting. I am not one of those people by a long shot. He was a child, around 5 or 6 I believe. Anyway, the theory is that Giygas is completely innocent, being an unborn baby. The Devil Machine is something of a fetus, and the reason he is in so much pain is because Porky was opening the machine, a la a premature birth. The reason Ness's face pops out of the machine is that Giygas is obsessed with Ness, only wanting to be his friend. This is also the reason he has about 7 lines of "Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness...".  Porky does tell you that Giygas is absolute evil. Everything out of Porky's mouth has been a lie so far. The reason you "can't comprehend the true form of Giygas attack" is not because the attack is pure evil, but because he's fighting to defend himself. When you fight Giygas, he isn't evil. You go back in time to abort a fetus, back when he's more vulnerable. Giygas tries several times to end the fight, only wanting to be your friend. Porky, the little bastard, is taunting you and Giygas, calling him an "eternal idiot". The little bastard is taunting you to unwittingly kill an unborn fetus. The LITTLE BASTARD is taunting an UNBORN FETUS to attack someone who he wants to be his friend, and AT THE SAME TIME taunting you to kill an INNOCENT, CONFUSED, even CHILDLIKE creature! And just imagine THAT isn't enough, but listen to this nice little track that plays as Giygas is defeated. Hear any words forming?

"Get..me..out..of.."

But these words are in English, and as this game and it's music originate in Japan, this meaning anything is unlikely.

Porky's a little bastard. AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE SHIT HE PULLS IN MOTHER 3.

(Alternate Title: BOOM WALL OF TEXT)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Pokémon Blue: Pokémon Death

 
We know that in battles, your Pokémon never die, only faint. However, in one rival battle, he asks you if you've ever had a Pokémon die. Up till now, he's fought with a certain Pokémon. He doesn't in this one. Nor ever again. 

Deep for a Pokémon game, but nevertheless incredibly supported.

[Note: If you can get an image of that text, you're awesome.]

Friday, 12 February 2010

New Topic Remains Undecided

But never fear! Although there is no definite new topic,  we will be covering a number of random topics, including a certain post I've wanted to do for a long time. Stay tuned for it on Saturday!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Bye, Bye, Punch Out!!

It's been fun. However, we've exhausted every lead, and you and I both know what that means! I have to scramble for a new topic lest I displease the 10 people who read this! So, when it has been found out, you'll get an update.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Meh News and Good News




 *pt-m-shh*
Unfortunately, due to my schedule, from now on I'll be posting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. You might be thinking, "But that's exactly the same amount of posts as before!" Well, it is. These days just suit me one-hundred percent better, so instead of being smeh, and writing three lame updates a week, I feel good and write 3 great updates a week. We all win!  

So instead of a post today we get... EASTER EGGS IN ZELDA GAMES! 
Every picture above is real.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Doc Louis and Mr. Sandman: Competing For Champion at the Same Time?

Imagine that Doc Louis and Mr. Sandman are brothers. They both wanted to be the champ, and both trained as hard as they could. Both made it all the way to the Champion, but Mr. Sandman got there first. Doc Louis couldn't bear to take his brother in the ring, so he realized that he would never become the World Champion. He spiraled into a deep depression, causing him to gorge on chocolate bars. And then he met Little Mac, and realized this kid had potential. His potential. So, he placed all his hopes on him.

Of course, most people probably believe this just because they're both black.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Glass Joe: Payed To Be A Jobber?

 

Look at this guy. He doesn't even look like he wants to be in a fight, much less the ring. He's taken 99 of 100 falls in the fights he's had, with the win probably being the first fight he was ever in, where he actually tried. From there he was picked up to be a jobber. Either that or the fight was against this guy. All the other boxers at least try to fall respectfully, but he flies backward, dropping croissants no less, and thuds on to the ground as powerfully as he can. Now, I know you shouldn't give up, but I think any regular boxer, after losing 99/100 times, would have pursued a career in something more intellectual. But maybe that's just me.

Could Every Player Use One Cheat?

 
Cheating is wrong, kids.

This one is pretty plausible. Think about EVERY player in this game (Glass Joe non withstanding, of course), then think about the cheats they've used. Let's look back on them...

  • Soda Popinski: Life-regaining soda
  • Great Tiger: uh... Floating
  • Bald Bull: Using his head
  • Aran Ryan: Horseshoes in his gloves
  • Lil' Mac: STAR PAUUUUUUUNCH
And then of course, all the players can use TWO cheats when fighting the Champion, which explains all of Title Defense mode. And those who haven't used cheats before, such as Glass Joe, are probably using one now, such as protective headgear.

To me, it seems intentional.

NOTE:

So sorry for not posting yesterday, but my router had a "DUR HUR YUR GROUNDED FROM THE INTERNET" moment, which has been happening all too frequently lately. Count this as Wednesday's post, and I'll still post on Friday.

NOTE UPDATE:

As a matter of fact, I'll actually post another one today, and another tomorrow, to show how much I appreciate anyone out there who reads this.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Could Title Defense Sandman Have Wanted Little Mac To Win?

Think about it. TD Sandman only had one new move, the Wink Punch. While being the only move in the entire game not telegraphed by the boxer flashing red, it is also the only move telegraphed by the boxer himself. While the titular wink could just fit in with his theme of sleeping, it looks to me more like, "I'm about to hit you, so move out of the way." Maybe he didn't want to bother being champion anymore, what with the cheating galore from your opponents. 

Pretty interesting, if you ask me.

Friday, 29 January 2010

New Topic Decided! It's...

PUNCH-OUT WII!!

...So yeah. It's not going to be as serious as Majora's Mask and Mother 3, but, well, get used to it. It isn't going to be as serious, so for now we're mostly going to be doing silly stuff.

We'll be reviewing such topics as:


  • Glass Joe is paid to be a Jobber
  • Doc Louis and Mr. Sandman fought for champion at the same time
  • Every player is allowed to use one cheat
  • There is only one rule in the game, wear gloves
  • TD Mr. Sandman wanted Little Mac to win
Stay tuned folks.

Majora's Mask : THE END

I've dried up pretty much everything I want to cover about Majora's Mask, so I think I'll be getting on a different topic.   Another update today when I figure that out.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Could Majora's Mask Be Made By the Twili Tribe?

Warning: This video contains spoilers and unfitting music.

Some people believe that some things seen in Majora's Mask are by-products of the Twili tribe. This video explains best, but I really don't believe in it, and, if anything, it's only evidence for Zant being a cross between Majora and the Garo Master. I would also like to add that nobody had thought of Twilight Princess at the time, so there's no intentional foreshadowing involved. It's not one of the more likely theories from Zelda, and even Tetraforce seems more likely (and it was Jossed by Word of God!). I would also like to add that if this is substantial evidence, there is substantial evidence that Ganondorf and Link are related, seeing as how they're both left-handed.


Judge for yourself. 

Monday, 25 January 2010

BONUS POST: Could Majora Be A Woman?


NO

Majora is a demigod, and thus genderless. Shut up about it. 

Is Every Mask a Trapped Soul?

"We will greet the morning together." "Well, I'm gonna go make sure you have a morning to greet."

Ok, I finally got a schedule worked out. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But anyway, today's post will be about the possibility that every mask in Majora's Mask is a trapped soul, rather than just the transformation masks. The reason we believe this is because, if you talk to the Happy Mask Salesman wearing a non-transformation mask, he will tell you that "this mask is filled with etc." While it's likely not every mask is filled with a soul, it is almost certain that every mask is filled with part of a soul, or a very strong emotion. What would the Circus Leader's Mask be without the incredibly strong emotions of sadness that come with it, or the Bunny Hood without Grog's amazingly powerful love of the wild? The Stone Mask without the powerful... inconspicuous-ness of the poor soldier? 

This theory seems pretty likely.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Is It Possible To Bring Darmani, Mikau, and Deku Butler's Son Back To Life?



Alright. We all know that playing the Elegy of Emptiness takes your soul and sort of casts it and makes a shell out of it. Which would mean it's your soul's body. We also know that playing the Song of Healing takes a soul and turns it into a mask. So, what if you were to play the Elegy of Emptiness to make, say, Mikau's soul's body. Then what if you were to take the actual soul (a la the Zora Mask) and reattach it to the body. Essentially, you have reunited body and soul, thus making Mikau Mikau again. Of course, this means that if there were a fly around Mikau's face, and he swatted it at just the wrong angle, the mask could fall off, and, if Link weren't around, he'd be in hot water. Also, would you put the mask on Elegy of Emptiness Deku, or the Sad Tree?

Anyway, stay tuned for more Majora's Mask.

UPDATE:

Anyone who can find the unintentional play on words gets 10 points. 

Monday, 18 January 2010

Next Up, Majora's Mask

Yes, for the next few days, I will be posting Majora's Mask theories. First of all, I'd like to say that I will not cover the "Sad Tree is the Deku Butler's son" theory, as it has been confirmed by Word of God. I will, however, be covering such theories as:

  • Majora's Mask was made by the same creators of the Fused Shadow.
  • At the end of the game, Link uses the Elegy of Emptiness to revive Mikau, Darmani, and the Deku Butler's son.
  • All of the masks are trapped souls, rather than just the transformation masks. 
I will also not cover anything regarding Termina as anything other than an alternate universe, seeing as how Word of God (and the manual) state clearly that it is exactly that, made with "leftover creation power" from the 3 goddesses.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Mother 3: The Unused Backgrounds *AMAZINGLY SPOILERRIFIC*

In the process of the Mother 3 fan translation, something utterly horrifying was unearthed. This was the unused background for the final Masked Man fight. It is Purely Unrefined High Octane Nightmare Fuel. At first, I believed in the theory that Lucas kills the Masked Man, before he figures out that it was Claus. This causes some sort of dementia, and Lucas must fight it. That's right. He must fight the dementia brought on by killing his own brother. But in actuality it was only the original background for the Masked Man fight. The plot would have otherwise unfolded regularly. Note that the following video is extremely frightening.




Another example of things too utterly terrifying (apparently) to be put in Mother 3 is the original script of Tanetane Island. Apparently, Itoi himself was behind the change, apparently being too scary for the creator of the series, let alone Giygas and the things that are on Tanetane Island in the game, which are pretty damn scary already. Now that's scary.

Flint's Doorknob From Mother 3: A Metaphor for Happiness?

 Welcome all to Part 1 of today's Mother 3 double feature. In this post, we will see if Flint's doorknob from Mother 3 was really meant to be a metaphor for happiness. Flint's doorknob is seen by most as a running gag, appearing a few times throughout the game. I'm going to explain the doorknob's journey, pointing out where this might be true. I'm sure you'll be able to see why people believe this. Possible spoilers ahoy.

The doorknob  begins, of course, with Flint. This is before anything bad happens whatsoever in the perfect utopia known as Tazmily Village. Then, Thomas bangs at Flint's door bearing bad news. Sunshine Forest is on fire! Thomas tugs on the doorknob, and it eventually breaks off and is lost. At the SAME TIME that things start to turn dire for Flint. Then we don't see the doorknob again until the LAST Chapter in the game, nor does pretty much anything go right. We later see it in Porky's lair. Near the very end of the game. Lucas sees it and, inadvertently, kicks it off a cliff. Now, this is the only part where it may be confusing. However, it probably means that, being so close to the last needle, you feel you're nearing the happiness of the end. However, you find that it is actually a ways away. Almost as if the happiness that were right there went a long distance away, say, a cliff. Finally, at the end, you find that you can walk around the end screen. If you walk around enough, you will find that everyone is alright and happy! And at the same time you find happiness, you also find the doorknob. That's right, if you walk around enough, you get a message saying: "You found the Doorknob!"

It looks like Epileptic Trees are probably right this time.

If you love Mother 3, don't mind mildly scary images, and are wondering, "What else could have happened in Mother 3?", stay tuned for the next episode.