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January 18, 2009 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Have you ever wondered how Samus got all her powers? I mean, really, how does a simple back-planet girl learn to use this mysterious Chozo technology?
posted by cthuljew (21 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This is awesome. But the (lack of) page-to-page navigation is annoying.
posted by strangecargo at 2:06 PM on January 18, 2009

Heartfully agreed.
posted by cthuljew at 2:17 PM on January 18, 2009

What would I have to own to understand this?
posted by DU at 2:28 PM on January 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

It greatly helps your understanding if you read the dialogue boxes from right to left. Even though it's been translated, the pages haven't been flipped. Other than that, I'm not sure. I "get" most of it, though I've never actually played a Metroid game to completion (or even past the first couple levels).
posted by strangecargo at 2:48 PM on January 18, 2009

VSPFFB (Very Specific Post For Fan Boys).
posted by zerobyproxy at 2:54 PM on January 18, 2009

Have you ever wondered how Samus got all her powers?

posted by dydecker at 2:58 PM on January 18, 2009 [6 favorites]

strangecargo: just use downthemall or flashget to batch-download the images, and then whatever comic reader you want.
posted by tehloki at 3:30 PM on January 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

Metafilter: That me and This me. Which one is the fake?
posted by delmoi at 4:01 PM on January 18, 2009

strangecargo: even better yet, copy-paste this into your address bar while you have the metroid site open.

posted by suedehead at 5:06 PM on January 18, 2009 [9 favorites]

Wow, thank you cthuljew and suedehead!
posted by themadjuggler at 5:27 PM on January 18, 2009

Thanks suedehead, I owe you a beer or other beverage of your choosing.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:43 PM on January 18, 2009

Killer fucking butterfly's, that's the ticket!
posted by From Bklyn at 5:51 PM on January 18, 2009

I think volume 2 was somewhat out of order, & I'm surprised you didn't mention the bunny.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:11 PM on January 18, 2009

Thankyou to both cthuljew and suedehead for the FPP itself and the comment that made it readable respectively. Although I as a long-time Nintendo fanboy pretty much knew Samus' backstory, this is pretty fucking great regardless. I always get a kick out of stuff like this.
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:34 PM on January 18, 2009

Well, with all the tats, the makeup, eyeliner, thin eyebrows, permed hair and lipstick, a lot of vatos in lowriders in the barrio would teach her...

...oh, sorry, thought that said 'cholo' technology.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:00 AM on January 19, 2009

(lot of hydrologic looking tech in fergit it)
posted by Smedleyman at 12:01 AM on January 19, 2009

Or, if you have Firefox, just get Next Image.
posted by Evilspork at 2:11 AM on January 19, 2009

Like being raised by Chozo wouldn't mess you up in other ways, too...
posted by PontifexPrimus at 3:35 AM on January 19, 2009

Damn it! I was halfway through reading, and got killed be Kraid! Now I want to do a speed run of Super Metroid. Nostalgia is a persuasive mistress.
posted by aftermarketradio at 5:38 AM on January 19, 2009

This is one of those things I have to live my life without having read because the poster doesn't want me to read it. I'm okay with that. The cover looked nice.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:35 AM on January 19, 2009

I find this awesome. My cat's name is Samus.
posted by Ksilebo at 11:39 AM on January 20, 2009

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