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*Madotsuki's "Family Game" (ファミリィゲーム)<!-- yes, the "y" sound in "family" is transcribed in a nonstandard manner --> console contains both a famiclone and a clone of a 16-bit console; she once owned a version of ''[[wikipedia:Lemmings (video game)|Lemmings]]'' for the 16-bit side, but the cartridge became '''l'''ost, '''s'''tolen, or '''d'''amaged.<ref>The console's name is untranslated in the English fan translation and translated as "Famtendo Game" in the official English version for Windows. (The mobile ports just call it a "Video Game," presumably to [[Special:PermanentLink/15863#Other mobile platforms|comply with the policies of the respective platforms' app stores]]<!-- Talk:App Store Review Guidelines -->.)<br />The console appears to have two cartridge slots. Although there exist famiclones with both 60-pin and 72-pin slots, the NES version of ''Lemmings'' was not officially released in Japan, and ''Lemmings'' itself was created rather late in [[allthetropes:Yume Nikki/WMG#The game takes place in the 80s.|the time that the authentic Famicom was contemporary]]; hence a legitimate cartridge would have to be for a 16-bit system. <small>(TODO: "legitimate"? How common are pirate cartridges of NES ''Lemmings''?)</small><br />Among other things, experience with ''Lemmings'' would explain the appearance of the Midget effect, in particular why there can be more than one midget at a time and why the midgets explode so spectacularly.<br />[[trope:Yume Nikki/WMG#Tied with the above, Madotsuki's experience with videogames is because she traded the ones she had with other kids.|Cartridges traded with friends]] would count as "lost."</ref> The 8-bit side was supplied with multiple built-in games or a multicart; the included games were, among others, ''[[wikia:yumenikki:NASU|NASU]]'', ''Bokosuka Wars'', and ''Mother''. However, an [[wikipedia:Bus (computing)#Address bus|address line]] got fried in such a way that only ''NASU'' was playable.
 
*Madotsuki's "Family Game" (ファミリィゲーム)<!-- yes, the "y" sound in "family" is transcribed in a nonstandard manner --> console contains both a famiclone and a clone of a 16-bit console; she once owned a version of ''[[wikipedia:Lemmings (video game)|Lemmings]]'' for the 16-bit side, but the cartridge became '''l'''ost, '''s'''tolen, or '''d'''amaged.<ref>The console's name is untranslated in the English fan translation and translated as "Famtendo Game" in the official English version for Windows. (The mobile ports just call it a "Video Game," presumably to [[Special:PermanentLink/15863#Other mobile platforms|comply with the policies of the respective platforms' app stores]]<!-- Talk:App Store Review Guidelines -->.)<br />The console appears to have two cartridge slots. Although there exist famiclones with both 60-pin and 72-pin slots, the NES version of ''Lemmings'' was not officially released in Japan, and ''Lemmings'' itself was created rather late in [[allthetropes:Yume Nikki/WMG#The game takes place in the 80s.|the time that the authentic Famicom was contemporary]]; hence a legitimate cartridge would have to be for a 16-bit system. <small>(TODO: "legitimate"? How common are pirate cartridges of NES ''Lemmings''?)</small><br />Among other things, experience with ''Lemmings'' would explain the appearance of the Midget effect, in particular why there can be more than one midget at a time and why the midgets explode so spectacularly.<br />[[trope:Yume Nikki/WMG#Tied with the above, Madotsuki's experience with videogames is because she traded the ones she had with other kids.|Cartridges traded with friends]] would count as "lost."</ref> The 8-bit side was supplied with multiple built-in games or a multicart; the included games were, among others, ''[[wikia:yumenikki:NASU|NASU]]'', ''Bokosuka Wars'', and ''Mother''. However, an [[wikipedia:Bus (computing)#Address bus|address line]] got fried in such a way that only ''NASU'' was playable.
 
**Or, perhaps Madotsuki ''is'' a Lemming dreaming about what it would be like to be human; unfortunately, much of the Lemmings' knowledge about human life stems from often-violent fictional media. The NPCs drawn in super-deformed proportions are fellow Lemmings, and the more realistically-proportioned humanoids represent actual humans.
 
**Or, perhaps Madotsuki ''is'' a Lemming dreaming about what it would be like to be human; unfortunately, much of the Lemmings' knowledge about human life stems from often-violent fictional media. The NPCs drawn in super-deformed proportions are fellow Lemmings, and the more realistically-proportioned humanoids represent actual humans.
*Madotsuki is [[User:Eighty5cacao/misc/WMG dump/Umihara Kawase|Umihara Kawase]]<!-- TODO: copy relevant footnotes here --> (the titular protagonist).<ref>Compare the hair color of Kawase's original Super Famicom sprite to that of Madotsuki's official in-game sprite. Also, this would explain why the knife is designated as a kitchen knife rather than a weapon.</ref>
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*Madotsuki is [[User:Eighty5cacao/misc/WMG dump/Umihara Kawase|Umihara Kawase]] (the titular protagonist).<ref>Compare the hair color of Kawase's original Super Famicom sprite to that of Madotsuki's official in-game sprite.<br />More loosely, compare the checkerboard motifs in some levels of ''Umihara Kawase'' (Super Famicom) to the checkerboard squares on Madotsuki's shirt as commonly depicted in fan art. The overall structure of ''Umihara Kawase'' levels is vaguely reminiscent of the [[wikia:yumenikki:Block World|Block World]].<br />Some developer interviews suggest that the premise of the ''Umihara Kawase'' series involves a [[allthetropes:Mental World|mental world]]. Others mention that the protagonist is a traveling chef who specializes in fish; this would explain why the knife of the dream world is labeled as a [[wikipedia:Japanese kitchen knife|kitchen knife]] rather than a weapon.</ref><!-- TODOs for a longer writeup: distant bad future vs. unwinnable training scenario; other characters who could tie into this; (Doylist) relevance of Block World's music file being named BGM_001 and its color scheme resembling the North American SNES console; (Watsonian) relevance of The Docks and other water areas -->
  
 
== Extended writeups for All The Tropes ==
 
== Extended writeups for All The Tropes ==

Revision as of 22:09, 10 November 2019

WMG This article contains wild mass guessing, or original research about the settings, characters, or events in a work of fiction.

One-liners

Extreme crackpot theories

  • Madotsuki's "Family Game" (ファミリィゲーム) console contains both a famiclone and a clone of a 16-bit console; she once owned a version of Lemmings for the 16-bit side, but the cartridge became lost, stolen, or damaged.[4] The 8-bit side was supplied with multiple built-in games or a multicart; the included games were, among others, NASU, Bokosuka Wars, and Mother. However, an address line got fried in such a way that only NASU was playable.
    • Or, perhaps Madotsuki is a Lemming dreaming about what it would be like to be human; unfortunately, much of the Lemmings' knowledge about human life stems from often-violent fictional media. The NPCs drawn in super-deformed proportions are fellow Lemmings, and the more realistically-proportioned humanoids represent actual humans.
  • Madotsuki is Umihara Kawase (the titular protagonist).[5]

Extended writeups for All The Tropes

Footnotes

  1. Charles Bonnet syndrome, now properly known as visual release hallucinations, often produces Lilliputian hallucinations similar to the Midget effect and leads to social isolation. See also the BBC's report on one case, in which the patient wrongly perceived water as blood.
    TODO: consider optic neuropathies, especially of the nutritional type associated with an eating disorder, as causes for the underlying vision loss
    TODO: hair ripped out during the bicycle accident = bloodstains near the Mouth Monsters?
  2. All The Tropes: Yume Nikki/WMG § Madotsuki, Mafurako, and Kamakurako are triplets
  3. Supporting the possibility of a performance recorded on film, the Jellyfish resemble the hoods historically attached to large-format cameras, with the photographers' feet visible underneath, or incompletely-assembled reflectors or softboxes.
  4. The console's name is untranslated in the English fan translation and translated as "Famtendo Game" in the official English version for Windows. (The mobile ports just call it a "Video Game," presumably to comply with the policies of the respective platforms' app stores.)
    The console appears to have two cartridge slots. Although there exist famiclones with both 60-pin and 72-pin slots, the NES version of Lemmings was not officially released in Japan, and Lemmings itself was created rather late in the time that the authentic Famicom was contemporary; hence a legitimate cartridge would have to be for a 16-bit system. (TODO: "legitimate"? How common are pirate cartridges of NES Lemmings?)
    Among other things, experience with Lemmings would explain the appearance of the Midget effect, in particular why there can be more than one midget at a time and why the midgets explode so spectacularly.
    Cartridges traded with friends would count as "lost."
  5. Compare the hair color of Kawase's original Super Famicom sprite to that of Madotsuki's official in-game sprite.
    More loosely, compare the checkerboard motifs in some levels of Umihara Kawase (Super Famicom) to the checkerboard squares on Madotsuki's shirt as commonly depicted in fan art. The overall structure of Umihara Kawase levels is vaguely reminiscent of the Block World.
    Some developer interviews suggest that the premise of the Umihara Kawase series involves a mental world. Others mention that the protagonist is a traveling chef who specializes in fish; this would explain why the knife of the dream world is labeled as a kitchen knife rather than a weapon.

Dilbert strips

  1. See the original Dogbert Temp Agency arc, published on 2000 November 15–18, which depicts a temporary employee with an extra arm.
  2. See the hole-headed juror from the 2000 December 6 strip.
  3. See the all-hands meeting of 2007 July 9.