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February 5th, 2010 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge

I covered this topic before in this update debunking a myth about the “demon baby” story in EarthBound, but fellow EarthBound fan and translator Chewy recently posted an article giving some more info about the subject and the book “Let’s Meet in a Dream”.

Check out her article here!


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5 Comments to Itoi & Let’s Meet in a Dream

LakituAl said on Feb. 5, 2010

The title of the book brings to mind a specific Calvin & Hobbes strip. Both Calvin and Hobbes start to complain after mother told them to go to sleep. Then Hobbes mentions that maybe they can go to sleep and try to dream the same thing, so they don’t have to stop playing together. According to Bill Watterson, he made that strip after his cat died. So, maybe that could explain the title a little, I think.

Also, I think I still remember about the “unluckyness” of getting the umbrella all wet!

missy said on Feb. 6, 2010

I would love to read this whole book. maybe some time in the future I’ll purchase it, because it seems like a very good read ( wow, that’s strange coming from me )

and on the subject of the “demon child” story, I always thought it was about Pokey. am I wrong in assuming this? I’m p. sure it’s in Mother 3 as well. could be just a nostalgia thing, but it could be more than that.

santiagoff said on Feb. 6, 2010

It’s all written in katakana? How is one supposed to read through all that?! Must be confusing…

Oh wait, they’re short stories. It’s not that hard then~

liarxagerate said on Feb. 6, 2010

The stories aren’t all written in katakana, the titles are.

Incidentally: If you click the linked stories you’ll notice she’s translated a few, too.

As for the demon child, any resemblance to Pokey is probably your imagination—the “punchline” of the story is that the guy tried to lie about his wife being pregnant to get the police officer off his back, but then had to lie again when the officer offered to escort them to the hospital.

Ninji said on Feb. 7, 2010

Something makes me wish that somebody published this book in English, it sounds really,really,really cool! 😛


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