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Al'Kabor
01-08-2001, 12:56 PM
Why is Guybrush afraid of porcelain in MI4? (I haven't played the other Monkey Island games)

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Blondbeard
01-08-2001, 08:11 PM
Uggggggggghhhhhhhhh Porcelain...

Anyway I don't think anywhere throughout the series do we find out.I only really started to notice it in CMI.I don't think it was in MI2,and since I've only played SOMI once i can't remember.

Oh yeah,Where in EMI does Guybrush show his porcelain fear?

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Guybrush_Threepwood
01-08-2001, 08:17 PM
he shows his fear of porcelain in the mansion on melee. there are porcelain items on the sideboard...

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MtBlanc
01-08-2001, 09:22 PM
I'm not quite sure, but I do think there was something about porcelin in LCR, but once again I don't think it was explained. If I find out where it is, I'll tell everyone. I would also really like to know why Guybrush has this fear, I was thinking of starting a topic just like this one. I'm going to play SMI again in a few days, if it is in there, I'll find it.

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Oh there's a monkey in my pocket/And he's stealing all my change/His stare is blank and glassy/I suspect that he's deranged.

brief
01-08-2001, 10:49 PM
Having re-played SMI only recently, I'm fairly certain that there was nothing about porcelain in there... I was going to re-play LCR, but for some strange reason my mouse doesn't work in it.

Stupid Windows Me*&^%#$@#(*

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Kid
01-09-2001, 01:48 AM
wasn't there something in Elaine's bedroom in MI2 made of porcelain?

MtBlanc
01-09-2001, 04:26 AM
I have a save game near where I can get into Elaine's mansion, so I might be able to get in there tomorrow and see if we can finally solve this crisis. I'm not sure if I'll have the time, but I'll see.

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Oh there's a monkey in my pocket/And he's stealing all my change/His stare is blank and glassy/I suspect that he's deranged.

Liam Kincaid
01-09-2001, 05:38 AM
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, pocelain


anyway, it never tells you, but i think it has to do with his old world life

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Agent007
01-09-2001, 03:32 PM
You play Elite Force too?
Cool. I kinda figured I'd be the only one here who plays Monkey Island and FPS's like Elite Force.

I mean they're so different.

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TunaMurray
01-09-2001, 03:50 PM
There are more of us than you think, hehe http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif
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IceBrkr
01-09-2001, 04:00 PM
Porcelain, explained...
There's a reference to a monkey getting hurt by porcelain, read at own risk.
http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/036.html

(strange....)

Al'Kabor
01-09-2001, 08:02 PM
Also, Guybrush won't pick up the prosthetic leg made of porcelain.


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MtBlanc
01-10-2001, 02:46 AM
I went in Elaine's bedroom in LCR. Sorry, no porcelin. I checked everything. Elaine's chest, not to mention her bust, was very well looked at. I didn't see any porcelin.

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Oh there's a monkey in my pocket/And he's stealing all my change/His stare is blank and glassy/I suspect that he's deranged.

Claire
01-10-2001, 05:20 PM
I think that this fear of porcelain occured between MI2 and CMI - I haven't really noticed it in the games before that. Perhaps it has something to do with what happened at Big Whoop?

TunaMurray
01-10-2001, 09:31 PM
This doesnít have the explanation of Porcelain but it is in here http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif


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SoKatH
01-11-2001, 01:02 AM
What was his other life, can someone explain the ending of LCR to me.. i don't get it!

Natty
01-11-2001, 02:18 AM
I thought Guybrush mentions why he has a fear of porcelien (damn spelling) in CMI? I mean I haven't played it for at least 6months so maybe he doesn't? And I was just imagining it?

MtBlanc
01-11-2001, 05:10 AM
I wish I had more time to play these games so I could figure it out. I suppose there isn't anything in LCR about it (but I really thought there was), so maybe it is one running joke Ron Gilbert didn't create. If only somebody had played CMI recently. I just recently played CMI again, about maybe 4 weeks ago, but I have a horrible memory. When I get some free time maybe I'll check. Perhaps this is a run over joke from another LEC game? The odds are heavily against that thought, but maybe it could be. I'm not sure and close to giving up.

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Oh there's a monkey in my pocket/And he's stealing all my change/His stare is blank and glassy/I suspect that he's deranged.

Liam Kincaid
01-13-2001, 06:31 AM
i played it, and they also use the joke, but they don't explain it

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Chucky
01-14-2001, 10:04 PM
The 'Porcelain' business was a dull attempt by the designers to create a new running gag, rather than just raping all of the old in-jokes/characters.

Funny? No.

MtBlanc
01-14-2001, 10:07 PM
Where does it start though? It was mildly funny in CMI, but as they keep milking it, the duller it becomes.

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