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Regarding Achenar...

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A quick piece of Myst fanart. This is Cyan, the character I always imagine when I'm playing a Myst game. For the first time in color! Unfortunately he looks a little older than usual here. Oh well, it was a doodle.

Ah, Achenar. Why did we bring him the blue pages, anyway? You'd think one Age would have been enough to convince us that red was the way to go!

This was a rather cathartic picture to draw...
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hoblinlord's avatar
This would be the weirdest response ever, my and everyone i know's reaction to people trapped in books always is- Be afraid.
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Oh, this isn't meant to be the first time he sees Achenar. It's supposed to be after he's visited an Age and seen Achenar's room. It really should have made us all second-guess this guy. :XD:
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I too wanted to converse with both Mr. Blue and Mr. Red pages at times.
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Indeed!
Alisbet's avatar
Hi *static* Achenar! Can you *static* me? Is it *static* in there? Did you *static* any *static* species in there?
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:nod:
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You know, even though we shouldn't trust either brother, when I first played Myst, I planned to free Siruis at the end (however you spell it), because there was nothing that proved he was evil. I thought Achenar was the bad guy. The message in the Channelwood age didn't change my mind, because the acting was so bad i couldnt tell if the guy in the messager was Sirius or not.

However i never finished the game because of that puzzle in the Stoneship age.

"How was I supposed to know there was a secret tunnel? the book never hinted about it!"
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I was actually leaning toward Achenar because it seemed too obvious to go with Sirrus. Finding vials and syringes in Sirrus' rooms led my to believe that he had poisoned his brother and made him go insane or something. Cause I was fairly young and didn't automatically think he was just a drug addict.:XD: Anyway, I was rather relieved when presented with a third option at the end.:nod:

It's a pity you never finished Myst! Did you play any of the other games in the series? You'd probably like Exile, it seems to be a universal favorite.
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Sadly, no, I did not play any other games in the series. I only had Myst. though, when the 3DS remake comes out, I may want to get it.
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Well I would endorse that course of action.:nod:
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Seriously though, listening to the brothers speech in all their *static* glory was awesome. :P
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Oh yeah. It gave you just enough to go on so that you could tell you were looking for a red or blue page. I've often thought about that, how the "mission" in Myst was so vague and simple, yet was exactly the right amount of purpose to get you moving and exploring the Ages without just feeling like you were wandering aimlessly.

Conversely, URU makes me feel like I'm wandering aimlessly.:XD:
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If you had the opportunity to go to any age you wish, what it would be? I would go to either Spire or Edanna although I wouldn't mind to go to Haven and try and strike a conversation with the Mangrees. :D
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I really love Amateria, but I think it would actually be a toss-up between Myst or Riven.:nod:
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Right. That ball ride in Amateria is that cool, unless someone happened to reset the dials. BTW, I think ShadyParadox's Let's Play of Myst Exile is really cool. I recommend that you go and take a look. :)
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I...*static*need you to...*static*bring me the...*static* blue...*static* *even more static*
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Seriously. Going into his rooms to get the pages always freaked me out, especially in Stoneship. Rose morphing into a human skull = nightmares for impressionable younglings. The music in his rooms didn’t help either. Dude was seriously whacked. Nice to know he mellowed out in Revelation. Not that Sirrus was much better though… Nice profile BTW.
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Thanks! Yeah, I was always paranoid to go the wrong way in the hallway on Mechanical Age, and I always did.:XD:

I agree, Haven was really good for Achenar. Nice to see a bit of redemption for the guy in the end.
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"Gordon, bring me the blue pages!" That's what I'd like to do with a Myst mod I've planned to make: It takes place on an Earth version of MYST Island, which features a blue book prop in the library, and later a TV has Dr. Breen flickering on it, saying that line.
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Never played Half Life either, but I think I know what you're talking about.:XD:
Alisbet's avatar
This is hilarious! Achenar is a little bit of a nut but that's what makes him awesome!
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Glad you enjoyed it!
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Indeed. Which bedroom of Achenar is your favourite?
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Bleh. I don't like any of them!
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