OF HERMITS AND LOONIES

Talk among the mad.

A tribute to the hermits and loonies in the game that will often give you a earful of rubbish when you need some information.


General ramblings of a loony

Go away! I didnt build a house in the middle of nowhere to be bothered by the likes of you.

Hello. Did you say something or was it that brocolli stalk on your shoulder?

Spam!

Roses are red, violets are blue, I am a loony and so am I.

Did someone say redo the combat a fifth time? I need a haircut.

I have not spoken in years. Now I remember why.

I hate censorship! I'll say %#*(% if I D*#$+ well please!

There once was a rich man: 178 131 17 108 304 150!

I spend, therefore I am!

Are you still here?

Pixels! Pixels and more pixels! I'm sick of pixels.
Not an extra still, not an extra animated character type! Arrarraragh!

Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry.
Happiness I can not feel, and love to me is so unreal.

Please don't make me reprogram the interface again.
Not the blitter code, and never ever let me see the buc1.bc file again!


Loonies on Jobs

I'm a loony, what kind of job would they give me?

Do you know what I do? I sit here in the wilderness and contemplate things I hate most in life

I ought to be locked away. In fact I am.

There will always be some of us who don't fit into normal soceity.
Don't mind me, I like it out here.


Loonies on Class

If I was a magician you WOULD be in trouble.

Magic? Hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!


Loonies on City

Whats a city?

This is the only place I know. Pleasant, isn't it?


Loonies on Quest

Why should I help you? In fact, why do pigs fly?

(Drool)


Notes on their ramblings
At first it seems that hermits and loonies ramblings are just that - ramblings. But among the obvious rubbish are a few lines that would suspect that the programmers liked to play around a little. For instance, the programmers frustration with the combat, pixels and buc1.bc files seem to show in the lines:

Did someone say redo the combat a fifth time? I need a haircut.
Pixels! Pixels and more pixels! I'm sick of pixels. Not an extra still, not an extra animated character type! Arrarraragh!

and

Please don't make me reprogram the interface again. Not the blitter code, and never ever let me see the buc1.bc file again!

We can also suspect that one or many of the production team liked the band Black Sabbath as an excerpt of one of the songs appears. Many people have commented on this over the years but Axel Starckar mailed me with:

That bit of "poetry" loonies say...

Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry.
Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal.

...is actually from the lyrics of "Paranoid"... a Black Sabbath song.

From Wikipedia

"The single was released prior to the album in September 1970, and reached number four on the UK charts, remaining Black Sabbath's only top ten hit."

The full lyrics can be found:

- Here -

Lastly...

There once was a rich man: 178 131 17 108 304 150!

...Refers to the three places where there is sunken treasure. See my secrets guide for more information.


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