Lyner sure did take over last time.
But this time, we're gonna talk about the popularity contest!
Let's see, first place was... Lady Shurelia!!
Good job, Lady Shurelia! You won fair and square!
So, let's hear from the victor herself. Lady Shurelia, you're up!
Wha!? ...uh, umm... I wasn't ready for something like...!
Ohh, what should I say... Everyone! Thank y...
...I bet that's what you all thought, but that's not what happened.
First place was actually Misha-chan!!
But, it's not fair. Votes for "little Misha-chan" and "big Misha-chan" both count for her.
But with little old me, there's just "big Aurica-chan", so I guess I lose...
...Oh yeah, I have a good idea! Ehehe.
Well, um, the last contest didn't have entries for Miu-chan or Lyra, so we need to do another one!
Huh? Who's "Miu-chan"? Come on, that just makes it really obvious you
haven't bought the Drama CD side.Extra!
It's about us taking a hot springs trip, so make sure to pick it up, okay?♪
Still, Miu-chan is someone who showed up in the game, naturally.
Anyway, let's finish up with a word from big Misha-chan.
Thanks for your votes, everyone!
It's kind of embarrassing to think that I'm the most popular... but to think I'd get this kind of opening with big Misha and little Misha... I wasn't expecting that.
I thought, well... little Misha is probably more popular, so... I guess Lyner's in the minority... wait, we're on the record, aren't we?
Anyway, now I can walk around as big Misha in pride.
I'll have to make sure I continue to keep looking my very best from now on.
It looks like they're going to do another popularity contest next time, so I hope you'll vote for me.
After the last Toukousphere went up, a rumor reached my ears! "It's so short! Are they running out of steam?"
I was so shocked, I had to go on a journey of discovery...
Howeverrrrrrrrrr! 18 minutes later I thought it over again and came back to say this!
That's not true at aaaaaaall!
You scoundrels have just lost your minds! Look at the picture to the left!
Look how much difference there is between issue 1 and issue 5!
And look at this issue!
This time we've swept away our shame from last time with over 20 replies!
Nice to meet you. I'm Aisha. Well, um. Anyway, there's lots of words with really unusual readings. Like, for example "松竹" for the company called Shochiku. For some reason I just naturally read that as "matsutake", like the mushroom... my mother was with me then, and she just burst out laughing. (Well, of course she did.) And then there's "足立" (Adachi) as "ashi tachi" (standing feet), or "麻布十番" (Azabu Juuban, where Sailormoon takes place) as "Asanu no Juuban" (I think)...... Sometimes I even surprise myself with the things I come up with.
There certainly are a lot of words with unexpected pronunciations. Especially if they're place names.
Allow me to introduce some of the more unusual names your world has to offer.
Try to get them all right.
・馬喰横山 （You might think it's "Umaku Yokochou"... but be careful.) ・西中島南方(literally "west-central island south region") （Which direction, exactly? You could make a lot of names like this, like East-West Island Northern Region, too.) ・仲御徒町 （There's a lot of "ka" and "chi" sounds in this name, so it sounds like some fantasy city.) ・新幹線(that would be spoiling) （There's actually a place named this.）
...well, I finally got to have a serious conversation for once.
I suppose even I can have a shot when I get serious.
Advice, huh... that's what you said last time, so I'll really take you up on it!
At my job, when it's time to ring people up, I always have to ask people "Would you like to use your points card?", and it always feels like I'm going to mess up when I say it, but most people end up saying:
Huh. What's okay, exactly?
That's what I aaaaaaaaaaalways want to say to them. How should I set them straight? Please let me know what you think.
What would all you AT folks say? I'm really curious.
"Would you like to use your points card?"
Geez! You really don't get it!
If you ask someone "Would you like to use your points card?" and they say "It's okay", that means "Exactly!"
Since they really want to use it, you need to make it clear what's going to happen and say "Well, then, hurry up and take it out! The people behind you are waiting, you know?" It's kind of like when you're trying to sell really expensive vases to people, you have to hand it over right away if they say "That's okay" or "That's quite alright", you know?
They're saying good things like "Okay!" "Alright!", so it would be rude to keep them waiting.
So, anyway, I'd say something like this.
"Would you like to use your point card?" "That's not okay."
See, isn't it easy to understand? I mean, I don't use point cards.
それで聴いてる曲が主にアルトネのValkyriaなど他グラファンのRain of BlossomsやCriss Crossなどなど、とっても好きなわけです。もちろん他のゲームなどでも良い
Daily life, daily life...
Oh yeah, whenever I go outside I always take a music player with me. I couldn't live without it.
I usually listen to AT or Valkyria music, or maybe AI3's Rain of Blossoms or Criss Cross. I really love that music. Other games have good music too, of course, but these songs I just never get tired of. I never seem to get tired of GUST music, so I listen to it a lot on the train.
I feel like I've really just wasted space with this message, but it's meant as encouragement so please overlook it orz
Isn't music wonderful? It feels like my heart's been wiped clean.
I can understand how you feel like you couldn't live without a music player.
That's the power of music.
It seems like this page's administrator also bought a phone that can play music, but he listens to so much music the battery dies and he can't take calls for work. He's really become obsessed with music.
Rain of Blossoms and Criss Cross are very stylish choices.
It looks like the admin here has really taken a liking to Ms. Akiko Shikata's album Raka.
I think the first two tracks, "Pulse of the Land" and "Annular Eclipse", are must-listen tracks for Ar tonelico fans.
He's discovered a lot of other CDs too, but... well, would you like to hear about them?
Nice to meet you, I have a question I've been wondering about for a long time.
It's about Aurica's install point. During the install event, she said her
install point is on the nape of her neck, but during Aurica's route in phase 2,
Radolf says "Aurica's install point is on her waist", and Lyner was able to
insert the LEM just fine.
Where is her install point? Or does she...... have two?
I can't sleep at night thinking about it! (Nanase)
Huh? Radolf said something that wrong with a straight face!?
My install point isn't on my waist, it's on my nape.
Hmm, I wonder if the inside of Bishop Radolf's head is aging as fast as the outside is......
Or maybe he got me mixed up with some other girl.
Oh, it looks like Bishop Radolf has a lot of fans.
Why do so many people have such bad taste?
I was kind of wondering something.
Does the Toukousphere have an archive?
I wanted to check and see what Aurica's nickname was (I'm pretty sure it was Dokarin)
so I looked and looked but I couldn't find it.
Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, so could you please tell me?
If there isn't an archive, I hope you'll make one. (Wen Tianxiang (Purple Haze on Salburg))
I'm sure you know the answer yourself.
The answer is, you're not looking hard enough.
Now, I'd normally just say find it yourself, but I'm feeling pretty good today, so I'll tell you.
All the way at the bottom of the Toukousphere you're reading there's a section called the Editor's Postscript, right? All the back issues are collected together right under that.
There, wasn't that a good explanation?
By the way, I guess it's not "Dokarin", it's "DOKArin☆".
Since Lyner's already said so much about the appeal of Funbuns, I'd like to hear the rest of his explanation!
At least, as long as it doesn't mean the rest of the Toukousphere can't be run.
I look forward to it (Daisuke)
I'm sorry, but Lyner is busy at home sitting in a corner and meditating on his actions.
It's only natural after he spent all that time in the last two issues talking about Funbuns, even interrupting Aurica's introduction.
Now, onto my main point.
I know this is sudden, but the topic of having Lyner finish his speech about Funbuns is now forbidden.
This is because there were quite a number of written protests about how, despite being a main character, he became so taken with a simple snack as to lose sight of everything around him, finally becoming unable to control himself and speaking on and on about it twice in a row.
There are those who wanted him to continue on as long as he wanted, but there were over 3000 letters of protest against it, so Platina very quickly enacted the "Prevent Lyner From Talking About Funbuns" law.
This was done to prevent action by others who might want to try delivering such speeches in an attempt to one-up Lyner.
How pathetic, even for that son of mine.
......now that I look at these letters more closely, 2990 out of 3000 were from Aurica-kun......
Hmph, this must be some incredibly sophisticated cipher.
Interesting. Allow me to decipher it for you!!
H-how risque, no, how outright obscene!!
If I said this out loud, I, too, would fall prey to a prank letter.
Hmm, when I think what would have happened if this hadn't been enciphered, I know I won't be able to sleep at night......
Man, there was a letter like this in the second Toukousphere, too, what a pain in the butt.......
It's not easy to think up a good name, and I'm really busy, so that'll be 1500 Leaf a letter.
Oh well, there's some stuff I wanted to buy this month, so I guess I should work a little here.
Okay, something a little longer...... How about "Bibilinger Bobo"?
It uses one of my favorite words verbatim, so I think it's really cool.
But when I said it to Bishop Radolf before, he got really mad......
Anyway, that's 14 letters, so that comes to 21000 Leaf.
That's 210000 Japanese yen, so if you don't pay up by tomorrow, some scary men will visit you♪
Well, my midterms are over now. My scores weren't that bad, so that's a relief.
There's schools and stuff in the world of Ar tonelico, right?
I'm sure there are people like Lyner who are bad at studying, too.
Anyway, I'd like to ask the smartest one, Lady Shurelia, how to get
good scores on your tests!
Please, bring guidance to us lost sheep in the wilderness!!
Sorry, but it looks like that lady got lost, so I'll teach you instead.
You may not guess it looking at me, but I always got good scorrrrrres *rolled r*. I was a delinquent, but they called me Bourd the Genius back then, heh heh heh...
Alright! It's really easy to get good scorrrrres on tests.
Write math equations on your eraser and hide in in your desk and read it on the test!
You can also write the names of historical figures on your nametags, or wipe out the logos on your pen and replace them with dates, and lots of other stuff that won't get found out.
Well, the fastest way is still to steal the exam sheet.
But, if you get caught, they'll run you out of the school, so if you don't have guts you're better off not even trying.
I was kind of wondering about this. You can use items like Tranquility, dried fish,
and shaved ice to restore your MP while singing song magic, right?
I think you probably install Tranquility in your install port while you're singing,
but... how do you eat or drink while you're singing? ^^;
You eat it with your mouth, of course.
Actually, a Reyvateil who couldn't even eat while she's singing is only a third rate Reyvateil.
If you run out of MP while you're singing, the magic you've been charging all disappears, right?
So, you have to eat while you sing.
You can practice dancing at the same time you sing, right?
It's just like that, so try eating something the next time you're singing, you'll find it's pretty easy.
......I can't say it's very good manners, though.
If you practice it once a week, you'll probably get good at it, too, maybe......
Nope, not at all.
At first I thought you'd have to wash them, but somehow they're always clean every time.
In fact, once I washed one of my costumes, and it came out wet the next time I used it, I was so surprised.
That outfit was... um... well, since it was that I was already cold, and I pulled it around me...
......anyway, it'd be bad for lots of reasons if I kept going, so it's a secret.
Well, even if you had to wash them, you only wear them for a little bit during combat, so you wouldn't have to wash it every time.
There's something I wanted to ask Lady Mir.
I got the setting materials book the other day, and reading it I finally came
to understand the emotions that make up EXEC_HARMONIOUS/. and EXEC_RIG=VEDA/.
I was moved to tears by the vast depths of your love.
And so, I was wondering if I could... no, I mean, please let me call you Mother!!!
Did you say "Mother"?
I'm not at the age where I should be having kids yet.
I've really gotten a lot of trouble just because Ayatane calls me Mother......
......well, but still...
...hmhmhm, in that case I have just one condition.
If you want to call me Mother, you have to call Shurelia Grannie.
If you do that, I'll let you call me Mother.
As proof of your actions, make sure you post something to Grannie every issue from now on.
She's older than me, and she's got white hair, so I'm sure she'd be happy if you called her Grannie. She wouldn't get mad.
Well, even if she does, I'll take responsibility for it.
I want to ahhh ahhh hee hee hee with Hama
Ahhh ahhh hee hee hee? What's that?
Oh yeah, back around Toukousphere issue 3, Misha went out with some friends to see a movie, and Shurelia was all scared, going ahhh, ahhh, and Aurica laughed at her like hee hee hee when she noticed.
......is that what you meant?
Okay, but I"ll be the one laughing, so you'd better act scared!
Hee hee hee, hee hee hee...... hey, come on, hurry up and start yelling!!
Oh, wow, this is a really wonderful and touching story!
Once when I was out looking for items, I found Harm collapsed next to one of the items!
He said he was so hungry he thought he would die, so when I gave him a rice ball he said "The only way I could repay a beautiful lady like you is to love you the rest of my life" with really bloodshot eyes!
It's only natural that I'd fall in love at first sight after such a passionate confession♪
Harm got all embarrassed later and said "I was so hungry I was hallucinating and thought I saw a real beauty", but he's so cute when he's like that! I love that side of him, too!
Nice to meet you!!
I ended up borrowing this for a little while, and I guess you could say I got hooked!!
Especially Ayatane-san!! When I saw him, I was taken by an intimidating thought that I had to buy this game, so I bought it!!
But, I was shocked to find out a Best Hits version will be coming out soon... *cries*
(White Black Cat)
Intimidation, huh?... I'd never do something like that.
It even says in the setting book that I'm gentle and kinder than anyone, an intelligent model person.
There's no way I'd stoop to intimidation... ahaha!
......but I might do something like keep drawing and sheathing my swords -
shhhnk, shhhnk - and ask, "You'll buy it for us, won't you?"
I see you're lamenting the fact that you bought the regular version when Best Hits will be out soon.
But, don't worry.
In times like this, you should buy the Best Hits.
See, there's no reason to cry anymore, is there?
.....you'll buy it for us, right? *shhhnk, shhhhnk!*
Jack left Em Pheyma and said all seriously to Flute, "There's something I've gotta do",
who replied "I'll be waiting" with a straight face.
He probably thought he was talking about protecting Krusche or something.
I really want to know, so I thought I'd ask...!!
......I've already given up.
So, I'm sorry, but would you please just let this go?
To answer your question, we have no plans at this time.
Still, a lot of people say, "it would be nice to be able to read this on my cell phone", so I can't say we're not thinking about it.
How many people are there out there who'd like to be able to read something on their cell phone?
Umm, I have a question.
One of the lines at the end of Singing Hill is "精霊の風息～♪", right?
How do you pronounce that last word? No matter how much I listen, I just can't figure that line out....
I hope to hear back from you!
Hi, I'm Chibi-Misha the unpopular. Thanks to that I haven't shown up much lately.
The lyrics at that part are "Shourei no kazeiki".
Well, it's pretty much just like it's written. "Kaze" and "iki" together make "kazeiki".
There's lots of other places in Singing Hill with odd pronunciations, so maybe you were overthinking it?
But if you give up on something like that, you'll never become a Hymmnos Master.
Make sure you study hard.
Nice to meet you!
I wanted some advice, I'm the OP of the Ar tonelico thread on a certain big forum...
There's lots of really passionate people in that thread! Every single day at a certain time of night they all post, "When's Fayma gonna show up"! Every day!!
I think they really love Fayma, or maybe the person who's posting died in an accident, and their lingering feelings of disappointment that Fayma didn't show up in the game is what's causing the posts every day at the same time!
So, please! Fayma-san, please call out to this poor departed spirit! I think they may be able to finally pass on if you do! Namu namu namu namu namu namu namu
That person is truly wonderful.
Please be sure to thank them next time. Well... I hope they're still alive.
At the moment, I'm quite busy with various duties in the Church, so I can't appear much.
However... at some later time I may be able to report on my actions, so...
Could you... do you think you could wait until then?
If by some chance you've already passed away, then allow me to pray for you as well.
Namu namu namu namu namu namu namu
My daily life
Normal days: wake up → go to college → go to work → sleep
Holidays: wake up → go to work → sleep
It's a very simple pattern.
And yet, within that simple pattern is "Supporteil". And thanks to my blog and webpage, and enjoyments like listening to the radio, I enjoy every day.
Well, Don Leon? Problem?
Of course!! It's so grave, you couldn't even call it a probleeeeeeeeeem!!
Haaaah!! You don't understand a thing!! Indeed, not a thing!!
Listen up! Starting tomorrow your life shall be like this!
Normal day: wake up → Supporteil → listen to Hymmnos Concert → go to college → Supporteil → class → Supporteil → go to work→ Supporteil → talk about Ar tonelico at work → listen to drama CDs → use Misha bath towel when getting out of the bath → go to bed → Ar tonelico → go to bed → Ar tonelico → go to bed
Holiday:: wake up → Supporteil → listen to Hymmnos Concert → go to work → Supporteil → talk about Ar tonelico at work → Supporteil → read the setting materials book → use Misha bath towel when getting out of the bath → go to bed → Ar tonelico → go to bed → Ar tonelico → go to bed
If you don't keep up that schedule until I'm back, I shall mete out your punishment!!
There's been a lot more posts lately. I'm really happy about it.
It makes me proud to think that someone here might be a famous artist some day.
So, we're having another exciting submissions dojo today!!
And this time, I'll be commenting on the pictures again!
This is a picture of Misha. It's an original outfit, so I
was really careful to make it look like Misha. You can even see her
clothes are Japanese *g* I think outfits like this suit her best.
■ Homepage "Shin-Oze's Room"
Soon I'll probably power it up with an Ar tonelico page and some pictures.
I'll probably feature the pictures I posted to the Toukousphere. http://homepage2.nifty.com/shin-oze/
I'm gathering up my courage to post...!!
I wanted to narrow it down to just one of them, but I couldn't so
I decided to do my best and draw all 4 together. I love the Teru group.
I thought it'd be nice if there was a scene like this.
I wasn't sure how to draw Jack's arm or Flute's arm and stuff so I
pored over all the pictures, wondering "how does this work!", but I
had fun drawing it, so it was worth it!
I hope I'll be able to keep drawing more characters.
Wow, it's the 4 Teru, who we usually don't see much of!
They must be shouting in joy at such a surprise.
You really draw the relationship between Jack and Lyra so well.
I'm sure they're always lovey-dovey like that, no doubt about it.
Lyner was worried that people didn't understand how good Funbuns were like he did.
Shurelia proposed he solved it by, oddly enough, Diving and going to a hot spr...
...ing, and selling Funbuns there as souvenirs!
An original story just for this picture!
Now, the young boy is there selling Funbuns of his own will.
...well, I tried mimicking the text on the obi for Drama CD side.Extra,
but since I'm trying to congratulate you on its release, I hope you'll forgive me if it fell flat.
Ar tonelico ~the boy who keeps selling in the dive world~
Lyner: How about some Funbuns to remember your hot springs trip by?
Congratulations on the release of side.Extra!
Hey, Lyner's selling Funbuns!!
Since he was put in time out earlier, I didn't think he'd show up here... that's Lyner, what a scary curse!!
But, I'll let it slide since you drew me last time.
Make sure to complete the hat trick and post something next time, too!
This time I decided to draw the Mayuru Supporteil body type (in the image of my own little Arina)!
Since it's been a while, I decided to post it to Hama's Submissions Dojo!
I wanted to color it on my computer, but I'm not used to that so I did it by hand *sweatdrop*
This is my first post!!!
I love Krusche! She's so cute *g*
I've never seen Krusche smile much, so I decided to draw it myself!
I think her clothes might be a little off, but....
I hope you'll be able to post it!
I like drawing Misha, it's a lot of fun.
Even though I prefer Aurica...
I think I'd like to try posting a picture of Lyner next time.
Lyner's Funbuns speech really made me smile.
He's so very serious about it.
(Narida) ■ Homepage "Lyori Alliance" http://klonoa96.nomaki.jp/lyori/index.html
This time we tried running twice as many posts as we usually did as kind of a special issue, since I think a lot of people thought last issue was so short...
But, this is just this once. We might do again if we feel like it (or we get carried away...), though.
Usually we run with 12~14 posts. We pick whatever we think would be the most fun to go with,
so if you have an idea you think would be great, please post away.
After all, it's free to post. You don't need postcards or stamps.
We didn't have as much planned this time, so next time I'd like to introduce a site that we heard about before in the Tenpa Newspaper.
We'll be giving it our all again next time, so I hope you'll enjoy it! (Tsuchiya)