Luna was originally Elena?

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Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Kizyr » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:44 pm

So I took a look at some hi-res scans that Alun sent (I'll post scaled-down versions later), and there are a few arrows pointing to Luna that refer to the name "Elena" instead. I checked the Lunar I+II Artbook, too, and found the same name crop up in the sketches--though nowhere in any printed text. It looks like perhaps "Elena" was an early name for Luna while TSS was still in production. KF

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:46 pm

VERY interesting. I didn't even bother to look at the text 'cause I was too busy staring at the lovely image. XD
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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby LuciaOne » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:09 pm

Awesome. Too bad they changed it T_T
I found my old siggie! MUAH HAHAHAHAHA!!!
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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Kizyr » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:17 am

Ok, scans up!

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LuciaOne wrote:Awesome. Too bad they changed it T_T

Elena, not Alayna. Slightly different spelling there. KF

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Alunissage » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:17 am

What did the book caption with that piece of art say?

By the way, folks, there was an intermediate sketch between those two, with the line art outlining the characters, but it doesn't have any text, so it's not referenced here. I think G1 will be making an update with all three soon.

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Kizyr » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:06 pm

Alunissage wrote:What did the book caption with that piece of art say?
By the way, folks, there was an intermediate sketch between those two, with the line art outlining the characters, but it doesn't have any text, so it's not referenced here. I think G1 will be making an update with all three soon.

Oh, something about Luna/Elena's scarf, I think. I'll have to check. But I only saw it in one sketch. KF

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby scaryice » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:22 am

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby LuciaOne » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:31 am

Kizyr wrote:Elena, not Alayna. Slightly different spelling there. KF


It's pronounced the same, so there. /win

Thanks for the scans, they are niiice.
I found my old siggie! MUAH HAHAHAHAHA!!!

~~~

Sir Kizyr: ::high-pitched voice:: Ohh lookit me, I'm a cute li'l elf!

MiaAusa: Oh wait! NO I GET IT.

MiaAusa: It's him finally fessing up the the fact that HE IS a cut li'l elf. :d

MiaAusa: Hey, chance" NO I GET IT" to "NOW I GET IT"

MiaAusa: change**

MiaAusa: I'm mad with grammar today

MiaAusa: bad**



I'm mad with grammar too.

~~~

Sir Kizyr: Here's a lovely song about my favorite food

Sir Kizyr: Lima, lento, soy, and pinto ~ Navy, northern, and garbanzo! ~ Kidneys and frijoles negros

Sir Kizyr: I love beans, I love beans, woo woo woo! ~ How 'bout you? ~ High in fiber ~ Low in fat ~ Hey, I betcha didn't know that

Sir Kizyr: When I eat beans, I sit in my little cloud, I don't know why ~ maybe 'cause I'm cuttin' muffins ~~ Because....

Sir Kizyr: I love beans! Hey hey hey! ~ I love beans everyday! ~ Beans are an excellent source of protein ~ I love beans!

Sir Kizyr: Diggydoo!

~~~

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby jay_are » Thu May 28, 2009 3:31 am

So, early name: Elena
Early hair color: Brown (from another thread i saw)

Ahhh nice XD.
Well it kinda destroys some people's childhoods too, you know! This is info that no one would know if it wasnt for pure curiosity.
But very interesting at the same time.

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby exigence » Thu May 28, 2009 7:50 am

sweet pics, where did these early sketches pop up from i don't recognize these?
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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Alunissage » Thu May 28, 2009 9:46 pm

It's used in several places, but most conspicuously as the disc art for the third printing.

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Sonic# » Thu May 28, 2009 10:43 pm

scaryice wrote:Image


Not to mention the other Elenas that crop up in video games. It's at least as popular a name in J games as Lucia. The one that comes to mind most readily is the priestess from Grandia II, as well as the agent in FF7.

Interestingly, Elena is a derivation of the name Helen, meaning light or torch in Greek. And, according to the Wikipedia entry on the name, it could also derive from Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. (The Roman goddess of the moon being, unsurprisingly, Luna.) I rather like this name. ^_^
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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby exigence » Fri May 29, 2009 7:22 am

Alunissage wrote:It's used in several places, but most conspicuously as the disc art for the third printing.


no i mean i recognize the picture but, im wondering where these early sketches came from.
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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Alunissage » Fri May 29, 2009 8:48 pm

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Re: Luna was originally Elena?

Postby Benevolent_Ghaleon » Fri May 29, 2009 10:23 pm

Thank GOD they changed it to Luna.


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