I know I promised you an entry on webcomics, but since I missed yesterday, you're getting this interlude first.
Last night I spent a good chunk of the evening replaying Earthbound (for, like, the third time). My previous save had me just returned with Ness's girlfriend, who I call Skye, from Happy Happy Village. So, last night I went and saw the Blues Brothers, um I mean Runaway Five, in Twoson before hopping their bus to Threed. There I took down the Boogey Tent and laid out some Zombie paper before we went north to Saturn Valley with our third friend, Henry. Oh, Ness is called Roger. I decided to pick my favorite of their random names....
And then it happened. Every time I walk into Saturn Valley I think to myself, SOMEone needs to make another rpg in this style. It doesn't matter that the graphics are outdated--they were oldish when we first played the game. I remember Alpha and I as late elementary-schoolers sitting on the couch lamenting about Pokey and wishing him an early death.
Anyway, it makes me wish that I had the resources and know-how to make such a game myself. It would be just as fun to make as to play.
So, yeah, I defeated Belch and rescued the Mr. Saturns (I need a Mr. Saturn plushie methinks. Alpha! Christmas present!). I went back to the relit Threed and caught a bus to the traffic jam in the desert where I met the monkeys before going to Fourside where I saved and called it a night.
To make a long story short, if you've never played Earthbound (aka Mother 2) go find a way to do so. Grin and bear it with the graphics--especially if you're as omg-it-must-be-shiny as Alpha--it's totally worth it.
And if you HAVE played it, go replay it. It's good for the soul.