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Super interesting interview article for BLiNX: The Time Sweeper released 2 days ago. I'm surprised that 'Pelon' was the name of project during development. The article also happens to state that Pelon is female. If it came from the executive producer himself during the interview that basically confirms Pelon to be female but it wasn't directly quoted unfortunately. Besides that, the whole article is seriously worth the read. www.gamesradar.com/be-kind-rew…
I plan to contact the author Mitch Wallace through Twitter if he gives me his time.

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FinalSoraRiku Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
...well, damn, that's unexpected.

Not sure what to make of the mention of Pelon.  Good evidence for saying that Pelon's female, but there's also no evidence as to whether it was just a journalist assuming it or not.  I'll leave the topic be and keep assuming male for reasons previously outlined, primarily sexual dimorphism in the cats making more sense.  Guess that gives us confirmation on the origin of the name, though.

That lucky bastard with an official BLiNX clock, though.

On a related note, though: there were some interviews with someone that worked on BLiNX 2 at one point, right?  It was in multiple parts and I only managed to read the first.  Do you recall where that is?
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catgirl140 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, it really feels like the interview came out of nowhere, but since last year people are starting to talk about the Blinx series again, some time after Blinx's trademark was dropped. Exciting times.

I'm pretty stoked over this article. It tells alot about the games development beyond the marketing for a potential Microsoft mascot. Something like this only comes around when a game ages really well.

I didn't even know there was a Blinx clock out there and there aren't even any pictures! I wish Ed Fries could take a picture for us. I have so many questions I want to ask but it's highly unlikely that Mitch Wallace (the author), Ed Fries and Earnest would have the time to answer them. I did send out one tweet concerning Pelon's gender to all three of them just in case.

There are four interviews for Blinx 2, each with different developers. The links are under 'Developer Diaries'.
blinxthetimesweeper.weebly.com…

I'm considering writing a journal disucssing the interview and another on Pelon's gender. Love working with new content.
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FinalSoraRiku Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Thanks for the interviews again, then.

I do suppose it's nice to see the games get a sort of respect now for what they managed and attempted, though I haven't had much of any stake in its reception for years at this point.  I don't even have that high of an opinion of BLiNX 2 in terms of its actual quality, despite how much I adore it for other reasons.  I view the first game as pretty good in lots of ways, but also quite deeply flawed at the same time.  Never really saw it as needing recognition.

Certainly is kind of weird hearing word on things we just had to figure out for ourselves for all these years, though.  One gets used to the freedom of using their own imagination instead of having other authorities to defer to on canon and the like.

Haven't seen any photos of a BLiNX clock, but I do think there was a watch made in Japan.
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catgirl140 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BLiNX, so wonderfully mediocre.

There was a children's watch made in Japan. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on it. meowla 
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Jonatan Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool news. I always considdered Pelon as being female. And yes I'm an old-school binary gender person, sue me.
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catgirl140 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty indifferent to having more than two genders but it's really about thinking contextually. BLiNX 2 was made in the early 2000s and games featuring characters that wean't male, female or genderless were unheard of.
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Jonatan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wasn't directed at you :P
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catgirl140 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just started my reply with my thoughts on gender sexuality, nothing more than that.
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Jonatan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright. I know it's a big topic in todays "progressive" world, so I added my little statement to mock anyone taking offence to my idea of Pelon being female, because I'm such a troll. :icontrollfaceplz:
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