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  1. #1
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    Best proposal ever or best proposal ever?

    On October 17th, 2008, I proposed to my (now) Fiancee. Originally I wanted to return to the site of our first date, Mount Baker, near Bellingham Washington. Sadly, there was no discreet way to get her out there. So I turned to the next best thing, digitally recreating the mountain!

    But why stop there? I figured I'd try and recreate many of our other favorite memories -- stargazing, dancing, even her favorite song lyrics (from the Princess Bride). I'm a college student who is studying Computer Science, and I wanted to do something unique that used my talents, so I did some research on Rom hacking, as she was playing through Chrono Trigger. (A perennial favorite of mine, I can't wait to buy it for my DS.) I even put in her cat, Cleo!

    I had several goals in mind:
    First) Keep the area in the context of the original game, the proposal should be a surprise.
    Second) Get it done quick! I had the ring, I had the Father's blessing, and you can't sit on either of those for too long. You'll notice some of the NPC collision information is missing (the cat runs through a lot of weird places) and I didn't have time to properly debug every tile.
    Third) Place memories that might be poignant enough to remind her of our relationship, while not inadvertently giving away that this was somehow hacked.(See goal #1.)

    Overall, it was a resounding success. She had no idea that this wasn't part of the original. She asked, "Hey, are those the Princess Bride lyrics? Do the Japanese really love that movie?" to which I responded, "Yeah! That's probably it! Either that or a bored translator slipping in an easter egg."

    When her name appeared on screen (blurred in this video), she glanced over to me (on one knee, with the ring out), wondering, "How did they get my name in this game?" When she saw the ring, she reread the proposal, nodded yes, and said, "You are such a huge nerd! I love this!"

    I spent a long time debating whether or not this proposal was awesome or incredibly stupid. Her friends, and my friends helped talk me into it, and it was a huge success!

    I built the area by fusing a pre-existing area (Denodoro Mountains) with concepts I had in my mind. Each NPC in the area (save the cat, and the young girl at the beginning) is supposed to be either myself or my fiance.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_HMLvLB7b0

    I'm a big sap for romantic stuff like this, and CT is awesome, it made me go awww a bit.

    [Searched and didn't see this posted, only 10 days old so hope it's not too olde]
    [edit: fixed up formatting a bit cause it was a bit of a wallotext]

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    wow, i even said aww, holy shit that was 100% fucking awesome.

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    Terribler than terrible

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    Bah he misspelled posess...

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    that's pretty amazing and unique. I hope take a lesson from him on how to make proposals truely special

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    they'll get divorced soon after marriage.

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    That is so much win, I've actually been thinking about how I would go about popping the question. Too bad my girlfriend's not a gamer.

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    That's pretty awesome.

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    That was absolutely amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remyo View Post
    they'll get divorced soon after marriage.
    The divorce notice will be hacked into a game they're currently playing. Its only fitting, don't you think?

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    that wins

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    Score one for nerds everywhere, simply amazing.

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    Pens win! Pens Win!!! PENS WIN!!!!!

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    Wow, that's incredible! What a sweetheart. If he puts that much effort into their relationship, they'll be just fine.

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    wow, that's an amazing idea ._.

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    Very epic, and brilliant.

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    That cat POS hax.

    Awesome way to propose though.

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    Win. Talk about one of the last places to expect getting a marriage proposal. The jumbotron proposal can definitely take a back seat to this.

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    I think any nerd that is dating a girl and gets engaged is a "score" for nerds everywhere

    I, personally, wrote a letter for every year we were together. I then placed them around the house with a few roses at each. The last letter had a white rose and said something like: Year 6, Wedding. When came out of the room it was in I was on my knee. As classy as she is, she first asked.. "ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING?!" then "OPEN THE FUCKING BOX!" then she said yes

    Silly girl.

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    I wasn't that impressed tbh >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandalhart View Post
    "ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING?!"
    LOL I got the same response.

    And yeah...she said yes.

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