A special touch to my Obduction journal

A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby iSmartMan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:44 pm

https://i.redd.it/g7hpr4zx0rqx.jpg

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, that is Farley's handwriting. A couple of weeks ago, I commissioned a calligrapher to inscribe this message on the inside page of the journal I used to take notes while playing Obduction. This magnificent piece of work was made by Janice Reyes of Handmade Letters (http://www.hmletters.com/). It was a bit pricey, but I'd say it was worth every penny.

Oh, and if anyone out there spots what I based the wording on, then congratulations, you are officially a huge fan of the Myst series.
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby Twitch » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:52 pm

Back of the Riven box?
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby iSmartMan » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:22 am

Twitch wrote:Back of the Riven box?

Nope, even older than that. Here's a hint: I'm quoting something that wasn't in the first Myst game, but it was with the first Myst game. If your first playthrough was on any of the re-releases, or if you bought the game secondhand, then you probably won't recognize the source.
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby KathAveara » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:54 am

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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby Charura » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:42 pm

I think KathAveara got it!!!!
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby iSmartMan » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:04 pm

KathAveara wrote:I think I know what that is!

Ding ding! You got it! You are officially a huge Myst fan.

For those of you still wondering, the original copies of the first Myst game came with a paper "journal" for the player to take notes in, and the picture in KathAveara's post was in the inside cover. I just tweaked the text a bit to fit Obduction, then hired someone to put it in my Obduction notes journal in Farley's handwriting.
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby Tahgtahv » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:01 pm

Ooh, I might still have the journal, somewhere. That was 23 years ago though, and I'm not the best person to keep stuff orderly. By the way, the font is Hundred Miles in case anyone else is interested.
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby iSmartMan » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:03 pm

Tahgtahv wrote:Ooh, I might still have the journal, somewhere. That was 23 years ago though, and I'm not the best person to keep stuff orderly. By the way, the font is Hundred Miles in case anyone else is interested.

Is that font Farley's handwriting, or the inscription in the Myst journal?
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby Twitch » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:02 am

Ah, I should have known that. I own several of those, I guess I just don't handle them enough (they're safe inside their boxes)
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby KathAveara » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:29 am

I have two of them, one from the original copy of the game I had (with my actual notes!!!), and a blank one from a copy given to me by some family friends, including the box.
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Re: A special touch to my Obduction journal

Postby Tahgtahv » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:21 am

Hundred Miles is one of the fonts used in Obduction, used at least for Farley's notes. I don't have any idea what font they used for the original notebook.
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