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My Home, My Lighthouse

My Home, My Lighthouse

Hmm… that lighthouse looks a lot like the one on the cover of Sonata Arctica’s Reckoning Night, doesn’t it? And look what song the comic title is quoted from! Is… is that some kind of obtuse hint?? INTRIGUING.

In other news, it only just occurred to me the other day that world 1-3 in Super Mario Bros. (and subsequent worlds of similar design) were meant to be set in treetops. That particular stage earned the colloquial title of “Green Hills” amongst my cronies and I back in the day, and for some reason that’s what I’ve always thought of it as. A bunch of hills. On tall brown poles or something. I don’t know, it doesn’t really stand up in hindsight.

Also for fuck’s sake, don’t tell Kate Beaton that I was bad-mouthing History. The last thing I need right now is to incur the wrath of Canada.


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  1. Wes says:

    Well, we have the blessing of the HD spambot. You’ve made it, buddy.

  2. Wes says:

    Ahhh! Interesting point about the trees – however, I think you’re wrong on that point. I’m using other Mario games on higher-end systems as a guideline here:

    http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/SuperNES/SuperMarioWorld-Yoshi'sIsland-Yoshi'sIsland4.png

    I’m pretty sure they ARE meant to be land. Just weird, video-game land that doesn’t necessarily correspond to anything in nature, with the possible exception of these babies: http://www.australianexplorer.com/photographs/new_south_wales/1409040229249-9-04_katoomba_three_sisters_5.jpg

    • Tim says:

      I see what you mean, but I still think the original was meant to be trees. Once they realised that no one knew what the heck was going on, they probably just stylised it further and pretended like it was always meant to be that way.

  3. Wes says:

    Try that again – there’s a working Yoshi image link here: http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1548/yoshiv.png

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