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Tales of Monkey Island - Tribute by Shiruba-Wakahisa Tales of Monkey Island - Tribute by Shiruba-Wakahisa
Now you get a rough idea how I spent the last couple of days, folks!
SPOILER WARNING THOUGH!! XD

You know, The Secret of Monkey Island pretty much was the first game I ever played. (Together with my Dad since I had only been a little girl back then. XD)

So recently I found the old game disks when my Dad tidied up his room and I remembered how much fun they were.
Out of curiosity I just googled what became of Monkey Island over the years.

And then my surprise: Telltale had released a fifth game just a few years ago!!!
Without thinking twice I ordered ToMI - and instantly fell in love with the crazy characters and amazing puzzles again! :love:

As you know, I always have the imminent urge to draw fanart of the things I'm currently "obsessed" with.
So here's my tribute to one of the most amazing game series that ever existed!

*cough* I'll stop my hymnes of praise now and get back to work! XD
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Guybrush Threepwood, Elaine Marley, LeChuck, Stan, Morgan LeFlay, the Marquis De Singe, Mr. Winslow, Anemone, Murray and the game logo © Lucas Arts & Telltale
(Ace Attorney © Capcom)
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evelynmckay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Whoa! I totally love this. It's perfect! Especially Guybrush hunting through his pockets, haha! So classic!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah, so glad to find more Monkey Island fans here on dA! :love: Thank you so much!
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anonymoose-au Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Oh wow, this is totally amazing!

I especially like the liberal use of TM reminds me of the first game where EVERYTHING seemed to have TM after it! :D
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you so much! XD
It's great to see a fellow Monkey Island fan from the outset! :love:
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anonymoose-au Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
My first Monkey Island game was actually the second one! Man, I loved it...My brothers and I used to play it and do the voices :)

I have to add, I particularly love your picture of Guybrush emptying his pockets! I just loved that part in Monkey 2 when he sticks the giant Monkey Figurehead in his jacket. :D

And special love for Murray! Whoever came up with him is a genius!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right?! XD Guybrush just seems to have some Voodoo pockets or something. XD I just love craziness and randomness of this series! XD And the fact that the characters just love to defy the logic of nature and physics! XDD

Nobody came up with Murray! Murray created himself and now haunts the depths of the Monkey Island series...! :iconmurrayplz:
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Mawxee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
...I dont know.
I mean you did a fine job with the pictures, anyone who even considers doubting that is a dirty liar.

I just dont like this game all that much. I grew up with the first and third game of the series and comparing to those, Monkey Island 4 and 5 felt kind of ... lacking.
4 didnt feel like I was playing a Mighty Pirate(tm), more like an errand boy. The awkward controls didnt do it any favors either.
It had its fair share of snappy one-liners, but since pirates were hunted, it didnt feel like a Monkey Island game. And dont get me started on what they replaced insult swordfighting with.

5 was better, but the awkward controls returned. At least I didnt feel like a tourist all the way through. (Probably because I didnt play it all the way through, I lost interest after chapter #2.)
What I saw was a lot more pirate-y than all of MI4 combined, but most of the quest felt pointless to me.
Im sorry I dont have all that much to say about MI5 and few of what I have to say is positive. I loved MI 1 and 3 to death, playing 4 broke my heart and 5 didnt quite make up for it.
._.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the same like you, for most parts at least.

I grew up with MI1-3, too, they were the first games I ever played. But I'm not that big of a nostalgia fag that I'd categorically hate or disapprove of every new game.

MI4 was without doubt the weakest game in the series. However I think MI5 was really great again, except for the strange controlling.
It had the most complex plot and characters of them all, even though it didn't have anything to do with Monkey Island this time. XD At least nothing that we know about! oO

Well, but that's just me. XD
You might be happy to hear that Ron Gilbert is currently trying to buy back the rights of the Monkey Island series.
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Mawxee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I decided to give MI4 and 5 a shot for that very reason (not wanting to be an oldschool gamer who demonizes everything new)
5 was okay as far as I played it. Didnt feel like Monkey Island, but I saw the Human Pirate LeChuck (wtf), the Voodoo Lady(tm), this wacky french doctor and pirates so it was alright.

I know about Gilbert, but good luck to him. LucasArts belongs to Disney now, I doubt they would give it up just like that.
He will have to bleed for it.
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Pyrroo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Oh god I can't explain how much I loooove this <3 Monkey island is the best games ever made! And you made a absolutely awesome fanart!! (haha I cried like crazy when Morgan and Guybrush died ;___; overemotional i know..)
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, thank you so much! :iconiloveyouplz:

I totally agree with you! And don't worry, I'm emotional when it comes to video games, too! :love:
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Pyrroo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Hahah great then im not the only crybaby here! XD
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xXMai-MikixX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I still cannot believe Guybrush dies! ;A; Although I've never played this one!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, then I totally spoiler'd you with this pic! ;__;
I'm sorry!
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xXMai-MikixX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Don't worry, as Guybrush said "I don't like surprises" -w-
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bmumble Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Love the Ace Attorney one! I was thinking the exact same thing in that episode! :)
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! XDD Somebody who both played Monkey Island and Ace Attorney! XD
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Cazna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooooh, schööön! *__* Ich muss Teil 5 noch spielen (es liegt daheim, aber PC kaputt), aber Teil 1-3 gehören zu meinen absoluten Lieblingen!

Wirklich schöne Szenen und Charaktere, die du umgesetzt hast. So farbenfroh! Und Murray! :heart:

(Und wenn die Klamotten nicht so frickelig wären, würde ich ja diesen Teil auch cosplayen- so bleibt es bei Elaine aus Teil 3... ;__;)
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh neeeein!! Wenn du den 5. Teil noch gar nicht gespielt hast, dann hab ich dich ja total gespoilert! ;__;

I agree! Teil 1 - 3 waren echt genial! *__* Beim dritten Spiel hat mir vor allem die Musik so gut gefallen! Und Murray wurde eingeführt! XD

Hach, es ist immer wieder schön zu sehn, dass es noch Leute gibt, die Monkey Island kennen! :love: Ich bemitleide die ganzen Kinder, die nie in den Genuss dieser epischen Pixelspiele mit dem abgedrehten Humor gekommen sind...
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Cazna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ach von wegen, Spoiler machen mir nichts aus. :D Wenn man ein Spiel noch nicht durch hat, das schon eine Weile raus ist, muss man einfach damit rechnen, sobald man entsprechende Fanworks anschaut. Mir ziemlich egal, der Weg ist für mich das Ziel. ;)

Tja, wenn man dann so Fans trifft und über die "gute alte Zeit mit den guten alten Spielen" redet, fühlt man sich... alt. XDD Immerhin wurden Teil 1&2 neu veröffentlicht mit neuer Grafik, da besteht noch Hofnnung für die Jugend von heute. ;)
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Genau aus diesem Grund spiele ich Spiele auch erst zuende, bevor ich auf Fanartjagd gehe. Ich hab mir schon sooo oft den Spaß verdorben... ;___;
Aber wenn's dich nicht stört, bin ich ja beruhigt! XD

Stimmt! Wie alt bist du denn? Ich bin 21 und war ca. 4-5 als ich damals zusammen mit meinem Dad das erste MI gespielt hab! Hach, good ol' times! XD

Die remakes sind zwar echt nett und alles, aber es geht doch nix über Pixelcharme! XD

Oh, da fällt mir noch ne kleine Geschichte zu ein:
Kennst du Gronkh, den Let's Player? Er hat die uralten Monkey Island Spiele gespielt. Normalerweise antwortet er ja nicht auf seine Kommentare auf Youtube, weil es einfach zu viele sind.
Aber dann hat irgend so ein n00b Kind ganz unheimlich schlau gemeint: "Höhöhöhö, das ist ja genau wie Fluch der Karibik!"
Und dann hat Gronkh auf diesen Kommentar geantwortet: "Ja, nur dass Monkey Island schon 10 Jahre vor Fluch der Karibik existiert hat."
Das fand ich so sympathisch, seitdem bin ich ein fan von ihm! XD
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Cazna Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ich bin 25 und hab MI damals mit einer Freundin gespielt, die schon einen PC hatte. *__* Daaamals wars. XD Damit haben wir Stunden verbracht.

Man kann ja zu Pixelgrafik umschalten in den Remakes, das finde ich ja so gut daran. Ist ja nur neu draufgemalte Grafik und untendrunter noch das alte Spiel.

Gronkh ist super. :D Absolut. Bin durch die Minecraft-LPs auf ihn gestoßen (eine Freundin hatte mir vor 1 Jahr den Kohle-Song gezeigt) und hab mich dann quer durch seine Sachen geschaut. Die Youtubekommentare kenne ich größtenteils nicht, ich schaue entweder über seine Homepage oder über die XBox - aber das ist echt ein sympathischer Kommentar! :heart:
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, stimmt schon, aber leider sind die Texte dann Englisch. Ich mein, es gab doch sogar ne deutsche Übersetzung, warum hat man die nicht einfach wieder benutzt? ;__;
Nicht, dass ich was gegen englisch hätte, aber wenn du das Spiel halt aus deiner Kindheit so kennst... ;__;

Hahahaha, ich hatte zwar schon früher von ihm gehört, hatte aber bis vor kurzem noch keines seiner LPs angesehn. Dann wollte ich Monkey Island 1 sehn und sein LP war das, was am besten bewertet war etc.
Und so bin ich auf ihn gestoßen. Durch MI! XD Inzwischen hab ich auch noch viele andere sachen bei ihm angeschaut. Zur Zeit verfolge ich gerade Edna bricht aus. XD

Ich hoffe, dass er MI4 auch irgendwann spielt. Es ist zwar das schlechteste der Reihe, aber ich wette, er macht das beste draus! Und dann kann er auch das hammergute MI5 spielen! :love:

Hahahaha, ich klinge jetzt schon fast wie diese 14-järhigen Teenies, die ihn als so eine Art Gottheit verehren. XD
Das musst du dir erst mal geben: Der Mann ist im Schnitt bestimmt fast doppelt so alt wie seine durchschnittliche Fangemeinde. oO
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ScalpelUser Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, I actually found you through your Nuzlocke, but this is fantastic! I've never seen any Monkey Island fanart before, this is fantastic! Monkey Island was one of my first games too, and like you I played it with my dad. Such good times, I felt like such a bad ass staying up until 10am to try and finish the game one night XDDDD Beautiful work and great work on the Nuzlocke as well!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha, wow, thank you!
I'm glad there are some people who look at my other stuff as well! :love:

Yep, there are not many Monkey Island fanarts out there... I'm afraid to run a google picture search because I'm afraid what I might find there (Rule34). I don't want my childhood to be raped. X'D

YESS!! Staying up until 10pm was hell of a long time back then! XD I can't even believe I it used to be sooo hard for me to stay up until midnight at New Year's Eve. XD

I'm very glad you like it, pal! :love:
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Ghostcub Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is freakin amazing~ You think we can do a trade? :D
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha, thank you, I'm glad you like it!
About the art trade... I'm actually pretty busy at the moment. I have to work on my other stuff... ;___; I'm very sorry! :iconwarstarplz:
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Drixtina Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was an amazing game. Now, the way it ended, I think we deserve a sixth game.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right!
Before the credits rolled I thought: "Okay, LeChuck is gone for good this time. That probably means the end of MI..." ;__;
But then, after the credits... the scene where Morgan delivered LeChuck's voodoo essence stuff and the Voodoo Lady laughed evilly... I thought: "Oh God, what a cliffhanger!! I hope they won't take another 10 years to make the next game!! ;__;"
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BigMasi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Great!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha, thank you! =D
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BigMasi Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
welcome!
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tymki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I adore this game soo much... <3
I'm glad there are other people who share my enthusiasm too!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right! :love:
Spread the LeChuck po- I mean the Monkey Island love!!

More people should know about this series...
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tymki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
They really should. It is love. Which game's your favourite?
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Number two actually. XD Guybrush's outfit was the best there and the story was even crazier than in game one! XD
But I love every single one of them. The 4th wasn't that great but still had its awesome moments. XD
And the best music was in MI3 in my opinion. :love:
The most complex story and shocking moments were in game 5. By far.
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tymki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Two's great, but it's 4th on my list because of the ending... or lack thereof. Yeah my order's this:
5: Escape from Monkey Island
4: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
3: The Secret of Monkey Island
2: The Curse of Monkey Island
1: Tales of Monkey Island

Curse and Tales are pretty damn close for me, but I think Tales wins because I like the storyline and that it's slightly darker than the others.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I agree about the storyline.
The intense, dark and cruel last chapter was amazing. O__O But to be honest: I'm happy not the whole game was like this. If it had been I wouldn't have liked it. Monkey Island should mainly be for fun and craziness, not for cruelty and darkness. There are enough other games to cover that!
But as I said, the darker plot was great for the final chapter. :love:
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tymki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I didn't find it that dark, and it still had loads of funny moments... but I'm glad that Monkey Island games aren't all like that.
That bit, I think, marks the fourth time Guybrush has died, and has been the first canonical death.
1) Secret of Monkey Island: Guybrush drowns if you don't pick up the altar after ten minutes.
2) LeChuck's Revenge: In the torture chamber with Wally, if you don't get out of there quickly enough you slowly get immersed into acid, though when Elaine questions Guybrush about this he admits he added it in there to spice up the tale.
3) Curse of Monkey Island: He spikes his drink and passes out to get into the Goodsoup family crypt. I love this one because the undertaker's like "I didn't think you could die in a Lucasarts game... Guess the game's over then."
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firekata Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! !:D Makes me want to play the games again.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then do EET!!! XD Experience the awesomeness once again!
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Krisantyne Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of how I played Commander Keen with my Dad when I was little. I played it again a few months ago, and it was gold.

Your pictures look fantastic and hilarious. Pirate Attorney. :D
Love the lighting of the one with the girl and the glowing sphere.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacles, Simon the Sorcerer, Indiana Jones,... THOSE were my childhood! Oh God, the good old times! I hope I can play some awesome games with my own kids one day. :iconiloveyouplz:

Thanks for the kind words!
Lol he even claims to be a mighty pirate attorney and shouts "Objection!!" (or was that Stan? oO I can't remember XD)
As a big Ace Attorney fan I just HAD to do this joke!

Mo was a big challenge for me. But I'm glad it turned out pretty fine. ^^
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh man, Guybrush's tesseract pockets....:iconiloledplz:
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must be some kind of voodoo trick I bet! XD Either that or Guybrush is EXTREMELY skinny. lol
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's the voodoo. Guybrush is totally wearing voodoo pants. :XD:
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NextTrickAnvils Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow these are all so fantastic. I particularly love the dancing picture and the Guybrush's death picture.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That dancing picture was very fun to draw (especially with the alternative outfits).
That death picture actually was the first part I drew. It was so sad (even though there was no blood in the actual game. X'D)
Thank you for the comment! :hug:
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Werita86 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Oh my god, this is so cool :D your drawing is so amazing! :heart: :love:
I love so much Guybrush death's scene :cries:
¿Have you seen the special editions of the first and the second game? ;)
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I tried to keep the original game style as much as I could. XD It was pretty hard for me since I usually draw in a more realistic way! XD

That death scene was so sad! ;___; But I guess LeChuck will never change... I should have expected it, but it was shocking!

Yes, we played the special edition of the first game on the iPad. It's a shame the game wasn't voiced by German voice actors though... I mean I'm pretty good at English, but I got so used to the great German voices in games 3-5 that I don't really want to miss them anymore...
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