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Wintermute 11-26-2000 09:53 AM

Origins of Guybrush's Porcelain Phobia?
I was discussing Monkey Island with a friend of mine, and we both realized we had no clue where Guybrush's fear of Porcelain originated. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Guybrush MarleyThreepwood 11-26-2000 10:20 AM

in CMI, when you first look at something porcelain, Guybrush will say, "It's made of p-p-porcelain... It's a long story."

also (spoilers) in SMI, when Guybrush is in the governer's mansion, he picks up a vase to smash on the officer. Perhaps the vase was porcelain?

How do I get off this #&$*@'n island?!!

-Guybrush Threepwood

[drea] 11-27-2000 10:48 AM

Hmm....I wonder!

Guybrush UK 11-27-2000 03:44 PM

may his adoptive father abus:snip:...

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[This message has been edited by Guybrush UK (edited November 27, 2000).]

The Mirrorball Man 11-27-2000 03:45 PM

A better question would be: who isn't afraid of porcelain?

Guybrush UK 11-27-2000 03:50 PM

to tell the truth, ive never touched porcelain

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brief 11-27-2000 05:39 PM

Maybe there was a traumatic experience with porcelain dolls...

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Cadaver 11-28-2000 12:23 AM

My God.....maybe THAT'S the Secret of Monkey Islandô!


Pauly Shaw 11-28-2000 08:40 AM

Damn!! Knowing Kucasarts they'll never tell us!!

SexyNerd 11-28-2000 03:48 PM


My God.....maybe THAT'S the Secret of Monkey Islandô!

The Feral Chicken 11-28-2000 07:06 PM


Originally posted by Pauly Shaw:
Damn!! Knowing Kucasarts they'll never tell us!!
I don't know a Kucasarts. Anyone heard of a 'Kucasarts'? (just kidding!

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Spasmodean 11-28-2000 07:39 PM

Feral Chicken Dude!

I'm not used to forums, please enlighten me; how can I get an awesome graphic like the one you have in yr signature?
Do you paste in a URL in the signature, or is it an honour that is bestowed only upon the Three Headed Monkeys?

Lemme know!

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Spasmodean 11-29-2000 03:10 PM

C'mon! I really wanna know!
Anybody know about this?

Guybrush UK 11-29-2000 03:53 PM

its an image tag

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Guybrush UK 11-29-2000 04:06 PM


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Monkey_Girl 11-29-2000 08:18 PM

Um...what the hell is Timmy doing?

(I haven't played EMI yet. So I REALLY don't know.)

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Pauly Shaw 11-30-2000 02:06 PM

oppps lucasarts

hey i got a cool sig too see?

All hell cannot stop....
Pauly Shaw!!!

Guybrush UK 11-30-2000 06:52 PM

oh dear... Feral Chicken started a trend

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Guybrush UK 11-30-2000 06:57 PM


Originally posted by Monkey_Girl:
Um...what the hell is Timmy doing?

slapping his butt

its what Timmy did in the demo & the MI Monkeys do in MK

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Pauly Shaw 12-01-2000 01:33 AM

Hey, ive had mine for ages

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Pauly Shaw!!!

Mr. Brush 12-01-2000 10:45 AM

I think Timmy is spanking his monkey!

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Monkey_Girl 12-01-2000 08:37 PM

Heheh, good one!

the 3 headed monkey 12-04-2000 06:23 PM

where do ya get the image tag from!!

Guybrush UK 12-04-2000 06:31 PM

the UBB code... duhh

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Matty_Mighty_Pirate 10-09-2009 01:55 PM

well... his greatest fear is infact Vichyssoise a french potato and leek soup however once a while ago he got into a fight with a tureen and ladle filled with this soup (it was cursed) and of course you guessed it... made of porcelain. ever since Guybrush has been morbidly scared of Porcelain and Soup hence why he declines kind offers on blood island. (Y)

Etibow 04-22-2011 02:37 PM

I don't know where Matty Mighty Pirate gets his sources from, but you have two options to accept, so pick one:

1) After a while, the LucasArts team has been known for creating inside jokes within their own creations, so this could more than likely be a joke that only those within LucasArts is belly-laughing to, while the rest of us just raise a brow and quickly but quickly mumble "huh?"

2) After Monkey Island 2, nothing is truly canon to Ron Gilber'ts creation, so this doesn't even really matter anyway, right?

...porcelain. o_O

Huz 05-13-2014 06:58 PM

Guybrush's school had no toilet seats, obviously.

Artisa 05-15-2014 05:33 PM

I vaguely remember a interview with *someone not sure who* where they asked why he was afraid of porcelain and I *think* it had something to do with a vase... I read it like a decade ago so yeah, not remembering much :P

Huz 05-15-2014 05:59 PM

Some rubbish about there being a vase in the governor's mansion on Melee Island. The second post in this thread says that! Looking at the date, you may have read it 14 years ago so I can't blame you for forgetting.

Artisa 05-15-2014 06:00 PM

Still unreal that it's been that long :whacked:

Huz 05-15-2014 06:16 PM

Never mind. It doesn't stop it being a daft theory.

My toilet seat theory is much better. Oh, I've got a better one. He probably sat on a toilet with a cracked seat and his butt cheeks got caught in the crack. I mean, that really wrecks. Enough to put you off toilets and other porcelain-derived products for life.

Artisa 05-15-2014 06:21 PM

I once had an idea that Guybrush as a kid went on a field trip to a porcelain factory and almost fell into a vat of bubbling hot porcelain which traumatised him for life.

It was a theory I came up with when I was considerably younger, so I recognise how ridiculous it probably sounds now. It was very dramatic in my head at the time too.

The toilet seat theory is appropriately traumatising and amusing though :lol:

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