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Bwee! [Dec. 23rd, 2002|12:29 pm]
Rav
I just got a package from white_aster!

And, and, and - it's snowing here. Big white fluffy flakes of snow. We got the tree up, and the kitchen smells of all the cookies.

Tonight's plans are polishing up a fic bit, and maybe posting it here, and making a nice rich soup for dinner.

Package! Snow!
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2002-12-27 06:56 pm (UTC)
hey! i just saw you friended me, and i was like "neat, someone friended me!".
and then i saw you had eien no filena and idea no hi on your interests list, and i was like "doubleplus neat!".

indeed. it's so cool to find someone actually interested in those games, especially filena. :D
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2002-12-27 07:37 pm (UTC)
No problem at all - I bumped into your LiveJournal off of eikitty and sumarucity.

Eien no Filena is a fascinating little game. Pity my Japanese skills amount to the ability to recognise the letter "n" and "a" and yes and no. I'm also in love with Idea no Hi -- mostly because of the killer hedgehog that I got to join my party. One cannot argue with the power of an albino hedgehog. Unfortunately I'm totally stuck in the game, but ah well -

But nice to meet you, and yes, Filena is neater then all get out
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2002-12-27 08:38 pm (UTC)
i've beaten filena, so if you get stuck at all or want to know stuff about the story, i can help you out. ^o^
also! i made a patch for filena that translates most of the non-dialogue stuff. it'll garble the dialogue text up, but it'll give you lovely englishified item/technique names and descriptions and stuff. :D

as for idea no hi, i need to play it a bit more than i have. i always end up playing it really late at night, so i can only stay awake for 30 minute gaming increments. x_X

how'd you find out about those games, btw?
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2002-12-28 08:28 am (UTC)
*giggles* Yes, I was excited when I saw that you had a patch up. I poked around with it once, and realized that with the garbled text I couldn't tell if I was saying yes or no. When I was playing just with the Japanese text, I made it as far as the first few battles in the Coliseum type place, and then I found the little house where red dress lady lived. With the English, I won several of the battles, and red dress lady asked me a question. I answered one of the answers, and she acted all depressed, and I decided it was a good time to set the game aside for a bit.

As for how I ran into those games - I'm addicted to rpgs, and I noticed that Eien no Filena had a neat looking main character who looked like a woman. And then I heard the intro music. ^_^ The title of the game also sounded familiar - one of my books on anime discusses the series (they just say that the art designer was famous, and a rough idea of the plot. Nothing fascinating.)

Idea no Hi suckered me in with the intro. I've got a rough FAQ (not on me right now, but I've got it) to get you past the first cave. If you're using emulation, at least on a Mac, the first cave is not emulated well. I heard about that game off of some site talking about games that weren't translated but might be easy to be. I got to the point where you have a sick day glo red horse in a nearby farm and a road block, and then I was stymied.
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2002-12-28 09:07 am (UTC)
hehe, gotcha. i've actually been thinking on working on a faq for filena, since the translation project doesn't seem to be going very far ATM.
i've been trying to track down information about filena... apparently, as well as an anime there's a series of books. so far, i've only been able to track down the anime's soundtrack on amazon. -_-;
anyway, you probably didn't do anything bad with lila (the red dress lady), so don't worry about getting a bad ending or something because of something you said. ^^;;;;;

as for idea no hi... lemme see that faq. :D
that game has such an ugly font, i'd probably prefer to be lazy and follow a faq instead of the dialogue. maybe i should copy over the font from another game to give my eyes a break or something. :P
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2002-12-28 11:46 am (UTC)
I e-mailed a friend of mine to see if she has a copy of that FAQ I mentioned. If she can find it, I can pass it on to you via the e-mail address of your choice. It's just a general 'this is where you go, basic controls, etc.' kind of thing. Mind you, with my limited Japanese skills (and as you said, the font is pretty -- rough,) I have very little idea about the plot.

The anime book I mentioned is The Anime! Movie Guide : Movie - by - Move Guide to Japanese Animation by Helen McCarthy. She's - decently accurate. The only errors I've found were some spots where she had no clue what something was about since she hadn't seen it. All she says about Filena Eien is that the Character designer was Akemi Takada and that the manga was serialized in Animage magazine. The OAV came out in 1993. Not much help, really
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2002-12-28 04:54 pm (UTC)
thanks a lot. ^^
the email address on my user info page is fine.

odd, i didn't know there was a filena manga. @_@
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2002-12-29 05:32 pm (UTC)
FAQ sent to your LiveJournal e-mail address. Let me know if my e-mail ate the message, or if it made it okay.
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2002-12-29 07:11 pm (UTC)
got it. thanks a lot!
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