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CrimXane    190
2 hours ago, Tapirus said:

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Willow is based on novels about young people related to pyrokinesis, mainly “Firestarter” (or “Charlie” in some editions) by Stephen king:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firestarter_(novel)

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During her childhood, Charlene ("Charlie") McGee had a teddy bear which she ignited on fire by simply looking at it, through the power of her mind.

Bernie is not only based on Firestarter, he´s inspired by the classic haunted dolls, animated by magic or spirits, who will harm or protect certain persons.

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One of the big traits of Charlie is having a strong (but fiery) temper and little patience, always manifesting in her behavior.

Willow acts in this way too:

-"You jerk! Let me in!" (Pig House occupied, lights off)

-"A cone full of jerks." (Killer Bee Hive)

-"Jerks that slither." (Snake)

-"Jerks that swim." (Sea Hound)

-"Stay back, you big jerk!" (Krampus)

-"Hurry up, dirtpile. Feed me!" (Farm, growing)

-"But I want more berries!" (Berry Bush, picked)

-"Stupid rabbits. Come out so I can eat you." (Rabbit Hole)

While Telekinesis is the ability to influence actions in objects with the mind, Pyrokinesis is the ability of creating and controlling fire by thought:  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrokinesis

The name Willow is related to magic, witchcraft, to be more exact.

For example the willow tree is know as "witchs´s tree" due to its parts being used as ingredients for potions, and rituals in old times by witches and warlocks.

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Interestingly Willow was also portrayed as a witch in her Funko Pops and Halloween art.

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"A symbol of stake-burnt sisterhood." (Fiery Witch's Hat description)

In old times, people accused of witchcraft were burned in stakes.

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Between 1920 & 1930, Japan started to produce lighters under the brand “Willow”, with different models and decorations.

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One of the most popular models. (Looks familiar, right?)

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and i say i swear i heard the word " Fire-Starter " somewhere, i used to read the novel in my school library.
not the other two though.

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__IvoCZE__    4,506
7 hours ago, CrimXane said:

and i say i swear i heard the word " Fire-Starter " somewhere, i used to read the novel in my school library.
not the other two though.

PUT THE QUOTE IN THE SPOILER

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Bluegeist    1,048

The witch hints really make me think about what Willow's update will entail. Will she gain more supernatural abilities? Maybe she can be like the Firestarter's Charlie and manifest fires? That might be too on the nose, but it's a thought.

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Tapirus    1,626
On 26/4/2019 at 2:07 PM, x0VERSUS1y said:

Info in this thread may also help with Willow's re-work directions in relation to her lore and design-inspiration traits.

Thanks.

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x0VERSUS1y    2,817
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Fun fact for OP's delight: a friend of mine that apparently is interested and following them DS/T wikis (as opposed to yours truly that doesn't give a flying fu.. meatball about them, heh) pointed to me this one about Willow's Lighter as being modified recently with present lil piece of info - "Willow's Lighter is a lift arm lighter. Coincidentally, there was a manufacturer of these automatic lighters named Willow. [1]". Thus I suppose you should be proud op, some randomo wiki editor or whatever they are called got very happy with your current tread as well I assume, citations very much not included *wink wink*

 

Anyway we got the Willow rework preview stream test, I reckon lighter will remain forever unchanged and... that's that.

Cheers!

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Tapirus    1,626
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5 hours ago, x0VERSUS1y said:

Fun fact for OP's delight: a friend of mine that apparently is interested and following them DS/T wikis (as opposed to yours truly that doesn't give a flying fu.. meatball about them, heh) pointed to me this one about Willow's Lighter as being modified recently with present lil piece of info - "Willow's Lighter is a lift arm lighter. Coincidentally, there was a manufacturer of these automatic lighters named Willow. [1]". Thus I suppose you should be proud op, some randomo wiki editor or whatever they are called got very happy with your current tread as well I assume, citations very much not included *wink wink*

Well, that's quite interesting.

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FreyaMaluk    4,535
5 hours ago, x0VERSUS1y said:

Fun fact for OP's delight: a friend of mine that apparently is interested and following them DS/T wikis (as opposed to yours truly that doesn't give a flying fu.. meatball about them, heh) pointed to me this one about Willow's Lighter as being modified recently with present lil piece of info - "Willow's Lighter is a lift arm lighter. Coincidentally, there was a manufacturer of these automatic lighters named Willow. [1]". Thus I suppose you should be proud op, some randomo wiki editor or whatever they are called got very happy with your current tread as well I assume, citations very much not included *wink wink*

 

Anyway we got the Willow rework preview stream test, I reckon lighter will remain forever unchanged and... that's that.

Cheers!

Maybe it was @minespatchwho updated this bit in the wiki.. 

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minespatch    51,273
32 minutes ago, FreyaMaluk said:

Maybe it was @minespatchwho updated this bit in the wiki.. 

Nope, I don't touch the wiki. I only copy images there. So no idea who added that.

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Tapirus    1,626
17 hours ago, CaptainChaotica said:

As for "stake-burnt sisterhood"...that reminds me:  Isn't there a character in the Chocolate Frog cards from Harry Potter, who was a witch from back in history who kept letting herself get set on fire multiple times because she _liked_ it?  And...didn't her name also start with a W?

(looks it up)  Yeah,  Wendelin the Weird!

(Here I tried to find a decent screenshot of her card from one of the Harry Potter PC games, the ones that _I_ remember, but I couldn't.  I'd take a screenshot myself if the damn things still worked on my computer.  :P)

AAAANYway, name begins with a W, set on fire perhaps _47_ times, not only not harmed by it (because of a flame-freezing charm) but LIKED it.  Discuss.  :)

...Notorious

I think I found the pic mentioned:

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Yeah, it's really funny see another case of witchcraft curiously related to a name with W and fire. Thanks for your contribution.

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Fiztahat    8

wow incredible research.. great job <3 .. glad to know more about her..
i really like willow, she's my fav. her quotes is funny XD . like this " examine Wes Ghost, - hey tell me watcha need and i'll go get it for you. heh heh heh!.- " , " examine batle helm - It's got a name scrathed on the inside.. 'W', uh.. "

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