Dog standing with front paws upIn the original version of this page, Patrick was only doing the “cupped-hands up like paws” gesture with his left hand. Don’t know what I was thinking. It’s so much cuter when it’s both.

In the remaster, I fixed it up by copying the left hand and flipping it. It’s also rotated, and they’re shaded a little differently, to soften the effect of “hey, those are the exact same pixels, just mirrored.”

First appearance of thumb-wrestling as a battle mechanic! That’s going to come back so many times. By the end it’ll be their go-to “need a visit to battlespace” strategy..


Bianca: . . . Okay. Because I believe that you genuinely don’t like Poe getting hurt. I’ll give you a chance. One chance.

Miranda: One chance is all I need. Whenever you’re ready.

Timothy: We challenge you to fight us if you break the conditions agreed upon in your next battle with Bianca and Patrick.

Miranda: We accept.

Bianca: And you didn’t just flash to being suddenly beaten up, so I guess the switch into “Game mode” is actually holding off . . .

Okay. I challenge you to a fight with these conditions: All that our Beings can do to each other is . . . thumb-wrestle! No physical beating-up or magical attacks allowed. And neither of us is allowed to start hitting the other’s Being or anything, either. What do you say?

Miranda: I accept!