Tsukkomi Aurica is way better than that old hag's corner! You should try helping out Finnel; she isn't standing out much these days. Maybe run a Finnel's Fortune Telling Course or something. More love for Finnel... *g*
You started off by realing throwing gas on the fire, but I think I won't say who that "old hag" is. But, you'd better watch your back at night from now on. I'd take care your net account doesn't get hacked, too, okay?
Well, living that aside, you're definitely right.
After all, we did run a "Filly's Big Push Compaign" in this corner for a while a long time ago. If you've been reading for a while, do you remember? This is back when Ar tonelico 3 had just come out.
So, since it's been so long, we've decided to make Finnel run loose in here again!
So, everyone call her out real loud on the count of 3. 1, 2, 3!! Filly~♪
Hey, what are you doing!?
I don't want to show up too much in this corner anymore... I've got some bad memories...
It's okay. We just don't want to disappoint all the Finnel fans out there today.
Our letter for today said they wanted to see a Finnel Fortune Telling Lecture or something, so we thought we'd have you come visit today.
But, uh, I don't have anything prepared, or...
Hey, don't worry. You always do it by just staring at the sky, so just pretend everyone's heads are stars.
So, um, to do Starcircling, you need your name and the name of someone you love.
Write your name using the alphabet, and add up all the letters - A is 1, B is 2, and so on.
For example, Finnel would be 6+9+14+14+5+12 = 60.
Then do the same thing for the other person.
Oh yeah, right.
Getting someone's name so you can do things with it is always the first step of a curse!
It's not a cuuuurse!!
Anyway, once you have the numbers for your names, look at a star chart.
The star chart will list the names of the gods: Nayudara, Rokkan, Soutentei, Koudeinomikoto, Saranoyomei...
Okay, that's enough!
It sounds like it's going to get pretty long, so we'll just stop here.
If you're interested in Starcircling, you should buy and read the Ar tonelico 3 setting materials book. If you make it to the Starcircling constellations disc, you can even tell your compatibility with your special someone!
That's so meaaaan!
I thought you'd let me finish!
Well, this is a pretty short corner.
They'll get mad at us if we go on for too long.
Bourd is so cool it's hard to keep going on...
(Emperor of Wakame)
Uh, hey, you guys, don't say stuff like that right in fronta me!!
...Still, even I can't help wondering why he thinks I'm so cool.
People who've played AT1 will know this, but I'm the kinda guy people usually hate, y'know?
I do stuff like kidnapping the main characters and throwing them off of airships...
However, I take pride in how perfectly I pulled off my role as a hated villian!
Tch, I don't need to be popular.
Popularity just gets in the way.
The more popular you are, the more you hafta be the person your supporters want you to be.
It's not like me to deal with that kinda thing, so popularity would just get in the way of being able to act on my own.
What an idiot. Just do whatever you want, even if you're popular.
Do you know how many complaints you'd get if you did that!?
...Can it be that Bourd actually has the kind of common sense that's rare here in the Toukousphere?
Reisha, why not make Aoto get carried away by things?
It would be too easy, so it wouldn't be much fun.
Yeah, that's for sure.
Aoto would get carried away way too easily.
...Wait, lemme say something.
It would be weird if I didn't!!
I think you're right.
Any healthy young boy obviously would.
Why, if I were 40 years younger...
Papa, if you were 40 years younger, you'd be 11!!
Well, it's not like I can't understand how you feel, though.
Getting into the Infelsphere?
Well, that was just a normal inn, right?
And since it was bed time, you'd just gotten out of the bath, right?
The scent of the inn's soaps and shampoos isn't going to make my heart race.
......Well, I was kind of nervous about the whole situation of us sleeping together.
And I was kind of nervous in a different way when i realized Lady Cloche was using the cheap shampoo and soap provided by the inn.
Like, maybe I should have thought to bring some of her usual high-class goods.
Ugh, I lost to Lady Cloche...
I wanted his heart to be racing about me, toooo!!
...that reason doesn't make me happy, though.
I love Saki's surprised(?) expression.
Please look down at me and sneer after making it
Hey, I'm no professor or doctor or anything like that.
It gives me the chills to think I'd be associated with a certain fundoshi-wearing inferior being.
Anyway, let's see... try making the same expression you'd make when you see cockroaches?
Not like when you suddenly find a cockroach in your house, but like you're looking at a bunch of cockroaches being kept inside a glass case.
You'd think, ewww, that's gross, what a waste for so many useless bugs to be kept like this, right?
Just look at him like that.
Gkh, so that's what I get for giving such a thorough explanation.
You're pretty useless if you can't even do it after I make it so easy to understand, aren't you?
A good kid who still can't live up to other people's expectations at all is just a piece of trash.
If you really can't understand that and you just can't do it... hmph, it's so cruel I just have to laugh.
...Do you get it? That's an example of how you look down on humans.
If it's a human, that should make it all the easier to do it than if they're a cockroach.
Just remember my magnificent form and explanation and practice it at home, okay?
Oh, that was an example!?
That's amazing... Just hearing it really made my heart sink!!
Miss Harvestasha, you're a real professional at looking down on humans!!
I don't really like the idea fo doing it, but... since I got such a wonderful explanation, it would be bad if I didn't practice at home, wouldn't it?
I'm getting my friend in Japan to send this.
I love Lady Shurelia.
I got Haruka to make Bunny Rice.
His name is pronounced like Michael.
I'm Haruka, the translator who made Bunny Rice, but I'm the one who made him a Lady Shurelia fan.
I don't know what was up, but he was always calling her "Shurelia! Shurelia!", so I also told him that it's common sense around the world that you call her Lady and pour all your love and life into it.
Now he's always saying, "Lady Shureliaaaaaa!"
Lady Shurelia, please fix my natural perm!
(MICHEL & Haruka)
We got a post with a foreign user and a Japanese user working together!?
It's not that unusual to get posts from overseas, but I never thought we'd get one who had his message translated by a Japanese user.
I'll admit you said something clever, but I don't understand what that has to do with what you said next at all.
Still, to think that people are calling out for Lady Shurelia overseas...... she's amazingly popular.
I'm glad people like me, but it's a little embarrassing to have people calling out my name......
It's proof that your appeal is truly world-wide.
You should hold your head up high and puff out your chest.
That would just emphasize how small it is, though.
But, I don't think she can do anything about his natural perm, right?
(No, she might be right. Someone who doesn't know Ar tonelico can't really help seeing that wind chime and thinking, what's up with this thing? So, I think it's safe to say that on top of the chill of wondering if anyone's going to see it, they'd get further cooling effect from the cool glances they'd get if someone did.)
...He fit an awful lot into just one Puu, didn't he?
It's nice to know people are still using that wind chime, though.
Well, it does come with 10 slips of paper with my all-out gags written on them, so you could use it for 10 years if you changed the saying out every year.
Ten years later...
It wouldn't be unusual for a lot of things to change in 10 years.
It's possible for the world's comedic sense to change so much that the gags written on those slips of paper would be considered side-splitting masterpieces.
Mmm, that won't do!!
Their very meaning is in being cooling gags, but laughing will make you warmer!!
Then it wouldn't be "Infel's Cooling Wind Chime Kshiiiing!", but "Infel's Laughing Wind Chime Mwaaaaah!"!!
I'm really tired for some reason...
I volunteered as a daycare teacher for a week...
I'm 19 years and didn't have any experience with that sort of thing, and I didn't know how to deal with children, so I tried using Drama CD -side Saki- as reference material...
I was in the same group as a girl I like that I've known a long time, so it was a lot like Aoto and Saki...
But, kids are really pretty naughty~
...I had a lot of fun playing with them before I knew it, but I sure am tired...
What's with this amazing situation!?
So, did anything happen?
It would be odd if it didn't. This sort of wonderful thing never happens!!
See, Jakuri got inspired by this post and is scribbling away madly in her idea notebook.
Ohoho, I've been really into bittersweet stories lately.
This situation has given me all sorts of really good ideas for stories of unrequited love, like his friend is already seeing someone, or he meets someone at the daycare and then sees them kissing someone!!
...I'd like to see happier endings for my stories, though.
If all you get is happy endings, you'll become the kind of person who only sees happy dream-land things in their head.
By reading a story like this that leaves a trace of sorrow in your heart in between happy endings, it increases your heart's resistance to other kinds of endings.
Here, I'll choose a few books with unrewarding endings that'll make you want to throw them at the wall when you're done, so try reading them before bed.
I'm sure you won't be able to get to sleep.
Look, there's no way I could keep something like that in a house with a girl Cocona's age, right?
Let's say I did and Cocona found it and it had a bad influence on her. What would you do then?
I've got a duty to raise Cocona to become an upstanding adult!
Besides, my pictures of Cocona are on my desk, not under my bed!
I have some framed pictures we took on holidays.
...Croix, it sounds like you've already turned into a doting at-home father.
I'm kinda jealous, though.
I don't have many pictures from when I was a kid.
Upper-class goods like cameras were almost god-like treasures for the Trulywaath family.
So, the first time a neighbor took a picture of Luca, she said they must be a super talented painter. Remember?
I think you got a lot of pictures taken of you after the Grand Bell took Reika away, though.
In that case, I'll make a photo of Milady in her childhood!!
I can draw a picture so detailed you'll think it's a photo.
I'll draw in Milady next to me in a picture where I've got a big smile!!
...Anyway, how's a picture of me carrying a childhood version of her in my arms sound?
I'll admit that's a really amazing skill, but that's forgery, right?
This is the first time I've showed up in a serious poll here, and I came out on top!! By a mile, too!!
I guess everyone really gets it. I sure am the most big brotherly character in the series.
Maybe my luck is turning up? I bet I can do it, now that I'm recognized as this world's #1 big brother!!
I'd better hurry to the bar and find a nice cute young lady and...
This is a themed post for "My favorite pairing".
Croix-kun and the Crown Prince work really well together.
I kinda teared up in the scene where Croix-kun calls the Crown Prince "pal".
Friendship is a wonderful thing.
You're always so grandiose.
Still, this really is a good picture. It reminds me of when we used to train together.
(Art one lico)
This is a themed post for "My favorite pairing".
This time it's the pairing of Lady Cloche's beloved Gergo and Pepen.
How many kinds of Gergo are there now?
It seems like it would be hard to collect them all...
(Art one lico)
This is a themed post for "My favorite pairing"
For some reason I got errors, so this is my third attempt.
Sorry if this ends up being a triple post.
I thought about lots of sides of him, like the downtrodden crown prince being used by the tsundere holy maiden, or the crown prince being hit on Mecha Midori-san just after they met, but I decided to go with their simple childhood pairing.
...Huh? It seems like the crown prince had a one-armed guy around him, too... oh, well.
By the way, their outfits is military-style just because it looks nice.
Yes! Your choice was the proper one. It's repulsive to even think of anything else.
I kind of feel like saying, "I'm glad you found some work, Your Highness"...
Why, you! Bringing up that hellish event, you call yourself my friend!?
I'm the one that made an AT panel for my school culture festivale last year
I tried making a metal engraving again this year
At 1800mm x 900mm x 0.5mm the copper cost about $300...
I got the funds from the student council
It might get set aside special if I put my name in but I dunno
(Buwao@Soma looks best this way)
This is amazing! A copper engraving that's practically life-sized!!
Seeing this Soma would certainly have an impact on you.
I wonder if this will bring in a lot of people at your festival? I can't wait to see.
I wanted to wear a Perky Guard T-shirt, too.
Picture: the girls who kept wearing perky Ts at the end of the world
Ar tonelico's precious vanguard girls. Cocona shows up twice, though.
Girls who let their fists do the talking are coolcute!
I'm sure the CERO would go up to Z if Krusche got serious, though!
...I'm pretty sure anyone would lose the will to fight if a girl came at them with a chainsaw.
That's very cute. Finnel watched the stars a lot, but she always seemed so sad.
I'm not a heroine, but I think the story of Tanabata is very beautiful. However, it's terrible that they can only meet once a year.
Congratulations on 120! (In the sense of 120%)
From left to right it's Lyner, Karle, and HX.
I'm sorry a half year has already passed since New Year's, Akane-san, but I finally finished the sword weilding!（つд｀)
Ar portal's been around for 5 years already.
I look forward to seeing how things get even more interesting from now on (｡･_･｡)ﾉ
It's the Ayatane Kureha Technical Service Center.
Still, don't worry, this won't be a Technical where we persecute humans.
I only happened to show up here this time, and if I don't show up again I'm sure I'll never be able to do the title call properly.
Not with a normal dive machine. To put it simply, it connects directly through the body... basically, you dive by connecting to the SH Server through the Reyvateil nature, so you're not directly accessing the mind inside the SH Server.
However, theoretically, it's not impossible, of course. My Soulspace exists inside the SH Server, so if you accessed it through a virtual body, or perhaps with a new system that accessed it directly, it's probably possible.
In any case, there's nothing interesting to see in my Soulspace. If you enter without permission, I'm pretty sure I won't let you return to the real world alive.
I'm mostly in charge of diplomatic and external issues. Lady Cloche is responsible for most domestic issues, like maintaining law and order and presiding over parliament, so if someone has a problem with their decisions, I'll usually go and try to resolve it, then return to plead their case.
I'll also do things like preside over the beginnings of events and assist with their planning. Lady Cloche doesn't like public relations as much, and I don't really like administrative stuff, so we work really well together.
Betas and Origins don't have any human nature so there's no way for them to undergo normal dive therapy, right?
But, watching the events in the game with Tyria and Finnel made me think it would work via proxy, right?
We could do that because the special dive machine VR-21. VR-21 was created in the first age to assist in the research and development of Reyvateils, so it can easily dive into or perform Soulspace scans of Reyvateils.
The dive machines of the third era kind of took some ideas from VR-21, but since most of the underlying technology isn't understood anymore, they're really just an imitation. That's why their system depends on the availability of the human nature.
I have a question about the sounds that are played by Song Magic and Hymmnos.
I think the song is created when the Song Magic or Hymmnos is crafted, but is that song created out of pre-existing songs inside the SH Server via systems like the R.A.H. system?
Song Magic is born from what's inside a Reyvateil's heart. It's not built up out of libraries inside the SH Server.
Essentially, the experiences, memories, and such that shape the memories and emotions of each individual Reyvateil give birth to their songs. How those melodies are crafted varies with each individual Reyvateil.
I'm sure you all have little songs that run through your head or that you hum throughout the day, right? Just think of it as a highly developed version of one of those.
In another six months it will have been 5 years since the creation of Ar portal. We've been publishing the Toukouspheres and other columns for five years without missing a single update. We're planning some interesting events for August, so I hope to enjoy them with you all when the time comes.
Well, see you next time!