The Saddest Thing

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In revising a section of my thesis, I came across this, one of the saddest things I have ever found:

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"I'm now 76 years old. I may not live long enough to see Dragon Quest VI unless someone takes action soon." -Edith Jeter (as quoted in Nintendo Power, ca. 1996) "Unfortunately, after a search on Google, [Urban Champion-e] found that Edith had passed away on January 3rd (“peacefully at her home”), at the age of 91. Her obituary tells us: "Edith enjoyed reading, playing video games, and was an author of a family genealogy book that she proudly distributed to her family."

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Because of development hell and economic woes for the studio, Edith never got to enjoy DQ6. "She is known in the video game world as the 76 year-old-lady who wanted a release of DQ6. I am saddened, since a remake of this game will be released on 2/14, and I was tuly hoping she would be here to play it with us all. Godspeed to you — may the Lord almighty have a special copy waiting for you in his kingdom!” - Steve Raineault, Newport, New Hampshire http://tinycartridge.com/post/3006063488/dragon-quest-vis-english-release-a-month-too-late-for

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About the Author

PhD Candidate in Japan, researching Narrative in Games. Responds favorably to Thrash Metal, Karaoke, and Dungeons & Dragons.

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