Well, 4/1 is April Fool's, and on April Fool's we run some special one-day-only gags.
It would be odd to think that in a crazy place like this nothing would happen on April Fool's.
That's why I decided to stay away...... And that was a good idea.
Oh, what a waste, Misha-chan.
It's the best opportunity to just blow all your stress off doing whatever you want without having to worry about embarrassing yourself.
I wish I could've had a little more fun......
On the contrary, I think I've got more stress now than before.
As soon as it turned to the 1st, I could hear a little voice in my head saying, just let it all out once in a while, and suddenly...... Ugh, just thinking about it makes my stomach hurt.
It's almost close to the planned release date!
Yes, the planned release date.
But since it's only planned, it's not certain, so who knows if it will really happen?
It, it's hot, too hot!
Ra-sama's merchandise is too hot!
His sweet words and the glint of his teeth are going to give me sunstroke *g*
Will there be a big wave of Ra-sama fever coming back...!?
It's frightening just remembering 4/1.
As soon as the clock struck midnight, I could hear the voice of God in my head.
It said, free thyselves from all reason today.
And then all of a sudden my heart became light, and before I knew it......
I want to just pretend it's all a bad dream and forget it, but it's hard.
Maybe it was a little too rowdy, but it was still a fun and boisterous day for everyone.
It would be a shame to forget everything about that day like it was a bad dream.
I think you should remember it as a day when you let loose and had fun with everyone.
......er, well, I suppose it was fun to carouse with everyone like that.
Yes, you're right, if you think of it that way it would be a shame to forget it.
I wrote that it was my greatest mistake in my diary, but I'll rewrite that entry about how fun it was.
Speaking of diaries, I have a word of advice.
If you're afraid something like this is a mistake, write about it as a memory, not like you're describing it in a letter.
You never know how you might regret it some day, and it will be quite difficult to recover if it ever comes back to haunt you.
......Well, I'm sure many people who write diaries will have that experience.
Lately I've seen people saying Croix's getting old and boring. What do you think, Radolf?
(One of the people lurking in the shadows under the bridge in the form of an innocent girl, possessed of an almost murderous love for Bishop Radolf, unable to do anything but watch the one they love)
Wh, what on earth is with this long name!?
I've never seen a post with a name longer than the actual post!
Croix's denseness isn't just a recent development.
Once when he was a kid a girl that loved close to him confessed to him with a love letter in an envelope sealed with a heart sticker, but he's the kind of man who never realized it was a confession.
She was just saying she loved me as a friend; it wasn't a confession, right?
Do you really think any woman would say they love you as a friend with a letter like that?
Spica, did something happen to your eyesight?
No, these glasses are just for show. They're not prescription.
Doesn't having glasses make me look like an excellent pharmacist, though?
Well, I'm quite excellent even without the glasses, but first impressions are important.
Oh, I thought they just made you look o--
I wouldn't say anything more if you don't want me to sell that book of yours.
I can't help but wondering something. "I'm looking for a clumsy little sister-like older magic using woman. And if she's tsundere, that's even better!" ...I get the feeling I've heard something like that in that crazy world known as the W***yhabara Incident. That's Lady Shurelia, right?
An older (74x year-old) magic-using (song magic) clumsy (falls a lot)... It sounds like it matches her pretty well....?
......huh, you're right, I just noticed. That does sound just like her.
Why does it have to be me!?
Frelia seems like she'd be pretty clumsy, too.
Ummm, I'm probably a little more air-headed than clumsy, so it's not quite right.
If you're gonna put out alternatives to me being old and boring, don't make me into such a hopeless pervert.
It's true that a lot of people are saying that about me lately, though......
......Maybe I should be a little more dynamic.
Do you get along with the members of your fan club, Lady Cloche?
There are some girls in it who say, "I want to steal her lips", and "I want to bathe in the blood of her defeated enemies", and "I want to become her pet" and stuff, but do you actually do that for them?
You can't disappoint them now that you've finally found them all, can you!?
Of course I don't do any of that!
Honestly, how do you think I could possibly interact with a girl who said to my face she joined because she wants to steal my lips?
I wouldn't be able to sleep at night without locking my door three times.
Mm, well, you see.
I'm sure she'd just be saying something ridiculous to your face to see how you reacted.
You don't seem to be the sort of person who'd deal well with that, so she probably found your reaction amusing.
I won't forgive you for posting under my name, but since the Ar portal is going to be made into a book, it's probably about time for Don Leon to come back.
He'd probably say it's too early to come back, and I wanted us to be the Toukousphere's final trump card in case of emergency, but......
Anyway, I'm going to go negotiate his return, so I'm going to take the next Toukousphere off.
But more importantly, if they made a Jakuri Robo figure or bath towel, they'd better make a Gergo plushie first.
I'm quite sure all the Ar tonelico fans would be happier that way.
I can't believe they made a Funbun T-shirt, but they haven't made any Gergo merchandise!
Everyone has questions they don't want to answer and things they don't want to talk about.
I think this post was one of those issues for Brother Cro, so we shouldn't bother him about it.
I'm really impressed with him for being able to say he doesn't want to talk about it instead of trying to evade the question!!
Crown Prince Targana!
I applied to join your fan club the other day, but are you still accepting applicants?
Or, since you said "We'll print the members list once we have 20" last time, does that mean you don't have 20 people yet?
Will you write to them once you do!?
...I'll be waiting to hear from you. Unya.
We're planning to announce the members in the next Toukousphere.
We'd intended to do it this time, but we got many more applicants than we expected and there were a few hundred posts last time, so just sorting through them all for applicants took quite a long time.
We're already over 20 now, but I'm not sure we haven't missed any, so please wait until next issue.
And the first fan club post was a few issues back, so at a few hundred posts an issue...... That's almost 1000 posts you'd have to read, isn't it?
Hmm... all you people with worries out there...
Today, your worries will come again! And then they'll vanish!
That's right, you can only grow if you can worry about your problems!
And then, if your problems come back once they're gone... come to my side.
I'll give you a rose and some special words.
The advice is fine, but I don't know about the rose.
Delivery costs are nothing to laugh at, and roses aren't cheap, either.
Looks like leaving the greetings to others makes for good material...
Maybe I'll try that next time, too.
I'm Gengaozo, and I joined a company this spring. Ever since then I've been in training every day, and I have to write reports about my training. I've always hated reports ever since my school days, so it's been really rough. I'd be happy to get some sort of advice about this.
First off, congratulations on your new job! Make sure to keep at it!
Reports are pretty tough. I'm not good at writing, so I really don't like reports. Let's see, I think probably... Miu-chan would be good at them (...but the reports would probably just be full of crazy stories...)
I wonder what kind of reports you have to write?
If it's something like your impressions on the training, I think it's okay to not worry about it too much and just write what you thought about what happened that day.
If you say you can't write, you probably mean you don't really know how to describe your impressions, or you're embarrassed to write something lame, but I think they'll accept whatever you have to say.
On the other hand, if you try to put on some crazy air when you right it, I don't know if it would be more useful or not...
Personally, I'd be happy to just write down whatever I thought, even if it was just one thing, and feel happy that I was growing a little.
I don't know if that was useful or not, but good luck on your training!
How absurd!! A true man will face any challenge, and in the end he'll fall gracefully! The same goes for reports!!
Don't hesitate, just write out everything that's on your mind! If you want to draw a picture, draw it! That's what it means to be a man!!
All my relatives, including my dad and uncle, have thin hair, so I'm worried I might, too.
So, I have a question for Croix. Should I take care of it now, or just shave it all off once I start balding?
What do you plan on doing in the future, Croix?
Why are you asking me...!? Well, people talk about me losing hair a lot because I work hard, but I wonder if that really happens?
Well, it would be weird for me to answer since I'm not going bald, but if the most important thing to you is not going bald, maybe you should try a few different things?
You probably don't have to do too much, but try washing your head every day and massaging your scalp, and maybe look closely at your head every day and use hair formula if you see any parts that are getting thin.
I think seaweed salad might be useful, too.
But, if you start balding and d on't really mind it, it might be easiest just to cut it all off.
Croix... if you ever become an O-type bald, or even an M-type, I'll always be your best friend, so don't worry.
The ones that are really funny, and the ones that look like they have lots of work put into them. I want to reward them for their effort.
I bet everyone's always thinking about what people would like to see when they're drawing!
I see! That sounds pretty fun!
Let's all draw lots of interesting pictures, everyone!
That's right! It's more embarrassing if you do it half-assed!!! But, if I didn't cover her up, you wouldn't run it, so I did. Okay, Hama and Cocona, both of you should also......(starts preparing his grave
Wow! Luca-san's so cute!!
How to draw nice backgrounds, huh? There's a lot of ways to do it, but if you make the character the main focus, making the background a design might be nice.
Like, if you put Hymmnos text at an angle in a big English font, that would be simple and look pretty cool.
There's lots of really interesting posters and computer wallpapers like that, so try copying their style and see how that works!
I'm making my first image post this time.
It's a watercolor and colored penci nurse Luca *g*
I thought of this before AT2 came out when it said Luca was a Diver's Therapist, and I figured she probably had a nurse outfit *g*
Hama-sama, Cocona-sama, what do you think?
I haven't posted in a while. This time, I drew Jak...... I mean, Mir. This is my 29th drawing. I'm trying to figure out what I should do for my 30th. Well, more importantly, this time I drew Mir, so I decided to not give her any clothes, but that would be a problem in lots of ways, so I used her hair and the blanket to cover certain parts. (It was kind of an emergency plan.)
It ended up being the kind of enchanting drawing I haven't done in a while.
Croix seems to be turning into an old man despite his youth, so you should probably do something to see if he'll react, Assistant Cocona. Please choose one of the following (or more)
1, hold his hand
2, sleep in the same bed
3, take a bath together
4, leave your own scent on his pillow
I&N: Now, this world will transcend the realm of the physical and enter the realm of the spiritual.
I&N: Sublimation... liberating the mind from the body. We have a duty to make the people happy, after all!
Infel: Sublimation will change the world...
Infel: Somebody's* chest won't grow needlessly! (* = Cocona) You'll be able to be an eternal 16 without having to lie about your age!
Text: Infel at 19
Text: Oh, Croix...;;
Text: Cloche is fine!
Infel: Well...? Don't you want to see it?
Person in background: Do iiiiiit!
Cocona: Nah, I think Croix's getting to be kind of an old fuddy-duddy, so it's probably not...
Croix: Indeed...! For someone who can only love 2D like me...... this is heaven!
Huh? I already do all of those! That's normal.
...I bet you thought I'd say that, didn't you! Boo, you're so booooo!!!
I can't believe you're so boo you'd invade my privacy, that's the booest thing I ever booed! You're hoooooorrible!!!
No more questions about my private life!!
Nyaaaaaaa! I feel like I haven't seen this face in foreeveeeeeeeeeeer!!
It's kind of nostalgic, but it makes me kind of mad, too!
But... I guess as his daughter, it's nice to see him once in a while, so I wish he'd be more active in Questions Corner...
"Stop filling your heads with those stupid delusions! You boys are so blah blah blah blah..."
For some reason I put all my heart into this. Hama-san looked so angry. Even though I drew it, I kind of hope it doesn't get run. I'd really hate to see you close the dojo because you get flooded with dirty pictures.
Picture: Anyone who drew a dirty picture, I wanna see you out back!!
Even though you said I worked hard drawing it, here's something that's not drawn. This is Cocona-chan, my 8th balloon work. Anyway, this is to celebrate your new office... I guess? The face is SD-style. She has a very slender build, so I used much thinner balloons than I normally do, so I fussed over it a lot. As usual, here's the URL with the making of photos and shots in different angles.
Here's the link to the blog: http://sitihukuzinneru.blog43.fc2.com/blog-entry-383.html
Nice to meet you~ this is my first post!
I know this is my first post, but I had this dream, so then I drew it...
...Getting in the bath with Coconawaitwhattreyoudoin
Cocona... No, Cocona-tan's just so bewitching, which is why I had that dream, right? I hope you'll get mad at me and go "That's just so boo!" please! (Uhh
Anyway, this got kind of long, so I'll just take my leave now!
Woah! Th-that's embarrassing...
It's easy to think, oh, that looks soooo nice when it's a picture of someone else... but when it's me... it's kind of embarrassing... ehehe.
I think I'm glad there were so many pictures of me, though.
But, it's kind of embarrassing with my own pictures, so next time maybe I'll see if Hama will comment on it...
Lady Shurelia is just too cute.
I was kind of rushed.
I have no regrets.
This is where we carefully and seriously reply to technical questions about the world of Ar tonelico.
If you have something you really want to know the answer to, please send it here!
It'll be hard for us to run posts with multiple questions, so please limit yourself to one!
Attn: Technical Service Center
I have a question about how the second tower works for Lady Frelia.
Why did you make the second tower of Ar tonelico?
Based on the settings book, it looks like all the important parts for creating
Metafalica are in the Rim and Drafter Vision, and Sol Marta, not the second tower
itself, is the relay for song magic from the first tower, so did the second tower
basically just start out as living space?
Wow, I got a question! Hahaha, that's really nice!
Well, actually, even I don't really know why the second tower was built.
But, I'm pretty sure it was never really finished, so I don't think it really fulfilled its purpose as a tower.
Just like a new building doesn't have water or air conditioning until it's all finished, the second tower would probably be able to do a lot of different things if it were completed.
Anyway, the Drafter Vision and Constructor Vision were really only intended to build the tower,
So they were going to remove them when it was done... When you think about it, it's amazing they've lasted for 700 years.
I was thinking, all the Reyvateils linked to Ar tonelico weren't able to sing song magic when Lady Shurelia sang Suspend, right?
I'm sure it must have been madness in Metafalss: with only the IPDs able to sing song magic, but the Grand Bell was probably able to keep things under control, right?
They only wrote about the damage to the Rim, so I'm pretty curious, but...
Also, the bashful expression for Lady Shurelia and Jakuri when they get all lovey-dovey and start blurting things out is really fitting. Funboon X loves those two tsunderes from the bottom of his heart.
Huh!? What are you saying!?
Just what looks good about this? I won't know unless you explain it in detail!!
Haha! It really is perfect, isn't it?
I guess a lot of things happened because of Suspend.
Naturally, only the IPD Reyvateils were able to use song magic, but aside from a few specialists in Metafalss, most people aren't able to distinguish between IPDs and non-IPDs
(they can't tell the difference unless they go crazy), so it seems like most people only knew that some Reyvateils were fine, while others lost their power.
Of course, this made Metafalss shake a lot, so everyone was afraid it was the end of the world.
At the time, the leaders of the Grand Bell who knew a lot about the world, like Alfman, thought it was Raki's retribution from above for their declaration of war on the Goddess,
and that she'd cut the Symphonic Power supply to the world. As a result, they pushed up their preparations for war and really upped the IPD infection rate.
All this unrest calmed down after a few days, and since they were never really able to determine what the cause was, the Grand Bell still thinks it was divine retribution for their declaration of war on the Goddess.
You're such a sinful woman, Shurelia...
What do you mean!?
It was all your fault, in the end!!
Heeey! If you two aren't going to technical, then go somewhere else!
Attn: Technical Service Center
If a female from Sol Ciel or Metafalss has a parent with the Reyvateil nature, are they definitely going to be a Reyvateil, or can you become a Reyvateil through random mutation.
I've been really curious about this lately.
(Shallowly Warmth yet Frozen Mallow)
Mutation is definitely a factor. The term "random mutation" makes sense in terms of that explanation, but say your ancestor from 3 generations ago was a Reyvateil - it would be possible for that Reyvateil nature to become active in the current generation.
Your parents probably wouldn't remember much about three generations ago, so from their perspective they'd be normal humans that gave birth to a Reyvateil.
But, you can't really tell if it skipped a generation (= mutation here), or if both parents had the Reyvateil nature but it only manifested in their child, so most people don't think about it too scientifically.
Of course, it would probably be a pretty big surprise to the family.
And so, as a result, it might go, "Maybe I'm not really related by blood... I can't believe you didn't tell me! I'm running away!" "Father! Oh no! Reyvie ran away!" "What did you say!? What on earth...!" "Since she became a Reyvateil, she probably thought she wasn't really our daughter." "...No way! Reyvie is my little girl!" "Anyway, let's go find her!" "Yeah, I'll go get some help from the neighbors...
I don't mean to pass judgement on your hobbies, but perhaps you should stop your daydreaming right there.
Do Origins already have all the important songs for tower administration (like Lady Shurelia's Suspend or Lady Frelia's Hibernation) Downloaded in advance?
(Hibernation's a little different, but.)
Origins have a number of Hymmnos Extracts preprogrammed into them.
It depends on their duties, but for example, I have a standard set of Hymmnos for administering the Tower, and Frelia has a number for creating the Tower.
Further, even Pureblooded Betas and Third Generations have one Hymmnos Extract preset.
It's not very widely known, but what people called song magic is created by using EXEC_HYMME/. to supply D-waves from the song magic server (tower) and use them to play out the singer's emotions in a nearby area.
So, while most people are used to seeing the names of song magic written out like "EXEC_HYMME_EMIKO/.", that's not their proper names - it's just something people use to understand it more easily. Technically, that would be "EXEC_HYMME/.#Luca extends EMIKO:24500 extracting". The numbers at the end indicate the spectral range of the emotions the song uses.
For what it's worth, even, say, "EXEC_VIENA/." would be properly written as "EXEC_VIENA/.#Luca extracting". However, since only Luca uses Viena, and the spectral ranges of Extracts are encoded into the song, those parts are usually left out.
I bought the settings book.
So, I was wondering, exactly how are the Ayatane in 1 and 2 different?
I think viruses and mind guardians are pretty different to begin with, but as an Ayatane fan I'm curious.
Please tell me, Honorable Mother.
They're totally different. The Ayatane from AT1 is something I programmed. I didn't have anything to do with the Ayatane that shows up in 2.
As you may have guessed, I didn't even know my mind guardian was Ayatane until people started diving into me.
Huh!? Parameno plays a really big role, too.
Me and oneechan and all the Reyvateils use lots of Parameno ingredients (logic parameno) in our Soulspaces! It's not crystals of Parameno ore, but it's just as important.
But, I don't know if you can use Parameno to make yourself stronger...
If you used lots of Parameno ingredients, maybe you could suck in lots of different feelings fire off a really big song magic.
Attn: Technical Service Center
The average spectral range necessary for EXEC_METAFALICA/. is about 2.98 * 10^18 Hz, but the maximum frequency for a normal human or a third generation IPD Reyvateil is about 5.28 * 10^11. If you got a million people together, you'd only be able to manage about 5.28 * 10^17 Hz of "feelings", so does the rest all come from Infel Phira? If so, Infel Phira provides about 80% of it...
Or, does the Dynamic H-wave spectrum increase geometrically with the combination of their spiritual zones?
This highlights the difference between Mode Metafalica and Mode Replekia.
In Mode Replekia, even with a billion people you wouldn't be able to exceed 5.28 * 10^11 Hz, but in Mode Metafalica 2 people could do if they tried hard.
The difference is that with Replekia the songs are merged after they become D-waves (= in the Binary Field), but with Metafalica they're merged when they're still in an H-wave state (= in the Cosmosphere).
This is called the SHW Enhanced Effect... but it's kind of difficult to follow, so they had to leave it out of the settings book.
If we have the chance and people want to hear about it, we might write about it on the Hymmnoserver.
この辺の超濃い話を知りたい？ Do you want to hear all about this?
[ 知りたい！ ] Yes!
[ 興味ない ] Nah.
We all worked hard answering everyone's questions today.
We ran the "Toukonsphere" the other day on 4/1 as our April fool's material. I wonder how many people realized it?
Our idea was to show off a man's fighting spirit (toukon) starting with the "Ra-sama Breeze" *g* Our producers also got a little carried away and really cut loose, but for some reason everyone in the company seemed to love it...
So, this time was a normal Toukousphere, but due to the effect of the Toukounsphere we got over 400 posts this time! To show our appreciation for all of you, we tried playing around with even more detailed material than usual.
In the next Toukousphere on 4/10 we're going to start running a Web Radio Impressions Corner. Please listen to the web radio and post your impressions to the Toukousphere!
今週のトウコウスフィアは？ What did you think of this Toukousphere?