Shigesato Itoi, Giygas, and Boobies
November 1st, 2013 | EarthBound
A fan named Baptiste recently sent me a long e-mail which explains things better than I could, so I’ll just paste it right here:
Greetings, Mr. Mandelin (or Mr.Tomato, I don’t know what is the more polite)!
My name is Baptiste Faussat, and I am a french fan of the Mother series.
I contact you because I think you could talk on your site about an interesting event implicating the Mother series that just happened in France.
You know, we were unlucky with the Mother series: We never had any official French translation of the games, and we dropped all our fan translation projects (save for one EB Zero fan translation, which was quite crude, sadly).
However, there is still a strong French Mother community, and it is why I am contacting you.
There a very well-known french site called jeuxvideo.com (videogames.com in English) that just published a “folder” about the Mother series. It is short, it doesn’t even talk about Starmen.net or the fan Mother 4, but it was published after hundreds of french fans (including me) asked them.
Actually, the site has a “idea box” where you can submit ideas such as “Why not creating a folder about the GTA series?”, then people can vote daily for electing the best idea. Recently, some Mother french fans have submitted a similar idea about the Mother series, and it won last month with up to 20000 votes!
The folder about the Mother series (link) was released today, so I thought your could talk about it on your EB Central site, because we want American and Japanese Mother fans to know that they are not alone.
By the way, I am currently translating Mother 1+2 using your tools, so I could send you some screenshots later, if you want to talk about this too. I hope you will soon release the Mother 3 tools, so we could translate it into french.
This is really cool, thanks for sharing it! It’s great to see that fans in other countries are just as united too!
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