Editor Dan Moore, crew of Fangamer, my fellow Earthbound fans: Major combat operations in the official MOTHER 2 novelization have ended. In the battle against the Japanese language, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing this novel.
In this battle, we have fought for the cause of liberty, and for peace in a world dominated by Japanese-only gaming merchandise. Our nation and our coalition are proud of this accomplishment — yet it is you, the loyal readers of this novelization blog, who have helped me achieve it. Your patience — your willingness to face dangerously long periods of time between updates — made this day possible. Because of you, our nation has one more piece of history. Because of you, the tyrant has fallen, and Earthbound: The Novel is in English.
Excerpts will continue to be posted while editing is underway. I’m setting a very rough timeline of final touches to be complete by around February, during which time I’ll also be discussing and brainstorming with others possible methods of distribution.
In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the updates, and please participate in the illustration project! I’ll do my best to keep providing the excerpts to illustrate, so you guys do your best to send in awesome novel-centric fanart!