One of my favorite little things you see in video games is when the terminology is very obviously just a real-life English word with some bits sawed off or changed to a different letter. Metroid is the prime example, here. Crateria = Criteria, Varia = Variant/Variable (in reference to its all-purpose environmental capability), and like, Norfair is literally just "Not fair" but someone's finger was a couple millimeters too far left of the T key.
Track unrelated No, that pun actually wasn't done on purpose-- the fact that it was coincidental is the reason I'm keeping it in.
I discovered that I accidentally recreated that screeching sound from Fist of the North Star using Subtractor in Reason. .....wait a minute, since I have control over its pitch as well, and as such can remake the "KEOWAA" from Dragon Ball, does that mean I've essentially unlocked The 80's Action Anime Sound Effect
So I came across this:
(Don't ask how; long story.)
It made me think: have you ever used a Yoshi's Island soundfont for one of your covers? The soundfont of that game is very suitable for making covers.
I accidentally discovered how that "U'weh, weh, weh, weh" sound (just before the bats show up) at the start of the original Scooby-Doo intro works. It's a really heavy Wah-Wah-- I don't know the exact settings, other than my guess that it uses high resonance, low depth, and an LFO frequency of about 3.4Hz-- but that's definitely one of if not the effects being utilized there, surely.
So this guy hummed this five note pattern in my Film Class, and he said that was the Citizen Kane main theme, and then after transcribing it, I realized that the section of "Pokey's House" that utilizes 3/4 time is totally that exact motif but raised by a minor third.
Here's a fun Halloween fact for you: the term "warlock" actually is derived from a term meaning 'oathbreaker' or 'deceiver'. Male practicioners of magick* would still be called witches. It just so happens that warlocks are the specific "Sauron/Saruman" kind of oathbreakers, as I understand it, accruing unimaginable power through unholy means. So, if you think about it, most people are technically using it incorrectly. The Winter Warlock totally is an actual warlock, though, because like are you kidding fr that homie was up to all kinds of evil-ass magick before Santa got to him, you gotta be committing some kind of mortal sins to get that kind of powah.
To be honest, Crazy Wario makes more sense than Drunk Wario. Like, who gets drunk from a mug of beer shattering atop their head? I'd imagine being concussed is probably about the same, disorientation-wise.
Did we ever get an explanation for why Shokora's closeup sprite and far-shot sprite had two different color schemes? Like, you could argue the dress was purple-ish and for the hair they went on SNES rules but I mean it's not like they wouldn't have been able to use the same palette as the closeup, since it and the head are the same sprite and the dress is closer to a rosy shade in the closeup anyway. Not to mention the crown's jewelry is green instead of aquamarine, for some reason. ...So-- why the difference in hue?