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June 13th, 2009 | MOTHER 3

About a year ago, while I worked on the MOTHER 3 fan translation, a goofy bug turned up:

It quickly became an inside joke and everyone on the blog and on Starmen.Net was quoting it. It got to the point that there were even many requests to put it on a shirt and sell it or something. I kept telling people, “I dunno, maybe after the translation.”

Then I forgot about it until a little while ago when reid and Jonk asked me about it. They wanted to make a patch (a literal cloth patch) with the phrase on it and sell it on Fangamer, a new company they made. I was like, sure go ahead, knock yourselves out. The result is this:

You can check it out here on the Fangamer site. There are limited quantities, so if you happen to be one of those “welcome to the :|” fans, pick one up quick! Jeff and I don’t get anything out of this, but I thought people would like to know about it anyway 😀


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40 Comments to Welcome to the :| Patch

Kurisuellegarden said on Jun. 13, 2009

o-o I obviously haven’t gotten that far into the game… =\ I just got everyone…together for the first time…it’s right after that music place where Duster leaves his band and we go…o-o

Deiphobus said on Jun. 13, 2009

nice translation patch!

gBev said on Jun. 13, 2009

Hahaha, I remember that thing. Good times.

Giegue said on Jun. 13, 2009

I’d just like to say that while I was never a fan of the “Welcome to th :|” meme, and it got severely overused, that patch is absolutely fantastic.

Anonymous said on Jun. 13, 2009

I prefer “OmelettesHome Ru”

Mato said on Jun. 13, 2009

Kurisuellegarden: It’s the first line of text that appears after you name everyone in the beginning.

IWontGetOvertheDam said on Jun. 13, 2009

It would have been a lot funnier if it weren’t quoted in every thread, every blog post, every time someone thought they were being unique, EVER. It got so ridiculously overused that it stopped being funny.

EarthBoundRules said on Jun. 13, 2009

Heh, I thought you meant you were going to make a new translation patch with that line in it. O_o

Fredrik said on Jun. 13, 2009

Haha, that one is classic! I don’t frequent mentioned forums and such, so it’s still as awesome for me as it was back then. xD

Adult Babies Only said on Jun. 13, 2009

ahahaa, man

a patch where it kept that opening would be wonderful

Hejiru said on Jun. 13, 2009

th 😐

??? said on Jun. 13, 2009

This is kind of off subject, but… I don’t know if anybody knows… There is game on the website ninjakiwi.com called Bird Family, and wheen you are buying up-grades in the game, an almost exact verion of the Buy Somethin’ Will Ya! song plays. Nice patch, too!

jurz said on Jun. 13, 2009

This is the first time I’ve seen it and I can’t stop lau 😐

AbstractedThought said on Jun. 13, 2009

I’ve actually never heard of this. I need to get out of my cave more often.

It reminds me of the Candle Jack meme. you know, the on

Millhouse said on Jun. 14, 2009

Oh god, Mato, now you’ve opened the box of pandora.
I was hoping it wouldn’t spread to this blog, but it’s too lat:|

santiagoff said on Jun. 14, 2009

I had never heard of this 😮

MR. Jupiter said on Jun. 14, 2009

It’s amazing the wierd stuff in th 😐 world… Earth too…

kevinchai said on Jun. 14, 2009

That cool Mitch guy made a comic about this, if any of you forgot.

Mr. Nosy said on Jun. 14, 2009

Welcome to the… never mind.

JoyfulSanity said on Jun. 14, 2009

This is my first time seeing this as well, and I’m seriously cracking up. Inexplicable stuff like this gets me every time.

Hunter said on Jun. 16, 2009


Seriously, dude. I’ve not been to th 😐 before!

ZEROGRAVITY-A01! said on Jun. 16, 2009

It’s Starmen.net meme.

EB_Master said on Jun. 17, 2009

I was lucky enough to avoid most of the overquoting. I only ever saw one topic where every single post had a “:|” word fracture in it.

That being said, I really want that patch. But I guess for the time being I’ll have to settle for the line being my phone’s start-up text. 😛

mitch said on Jun. 17, 2009

ah, this chwarms my heart

Artillery said on Jun. 17, 2009

Personally, I was a fan of nut bread is not for the head, however short-lived it was.

hahah but I do love this, it’s so funn:|

PastorofMuppets said on Jul. 29, 2009

Anonymous was right… OmelettesHome Ru is much more fu:|

Mr weird said on Jan. 1, 2010

aww…look at our baby boy… let’s name him Lucas…

What’s that? Welcome to th :/?

darkzzii said on Jan. 18, 2010

i got it and i love the way it looks

death said on Feb. 8, 2010

welcome to th 😐

death said on Feb. 8, 2010

i have not been to th:|

Ultrapyre said on May. 20, 2010

HA! Too bad I can’t even bother to buy any patches.
Ah well.. 😐

Dirty Rapist said on Dec. 24, 2010

Welcome to the 😐

Zoom! said on Aug. 21, 2011

Is this th:| next internet meme? 🙂

Zoom! said on Aug. 21, 2011

Welcome to 😐 Zone!

Poppetwaraningyo said on Jan. 14, 2012


:l said on Aug. 28, 2012

I can’t stop laughing at thi : l

Ness is the best said on Aug. 29, 2012

Welcome to th:| world!

KingOfSwords said on Sep. 2, 2012

I want a patch that says “MOTHER 3 Fan” in a bunch of different languages.

Then I would have a MOTHER 3 Fan translation patch.

jinxkatty7 said on Nov. 13, 2012

I would love a release for the 😐 Patch!

Rusty Shackleford said on Feb. 1, 2013

This was a good po- 😐


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