Greetings! So earlier today, I was messing around with the text option on MS Paint for the heck of it and discovered that it actually offers the Wingdings font! Naturally, I got distracted for a good 15 minutes and ended up creating a quick and easy alphabet translation key complete with “capital” (left) and “lower case”(right) symbols. When I showed this to a couple of friends, one of them got all excited saying she suddenly had the urge to write a poem all in Wingdings and requested a punctuation key. From that, I created the punctuation and numbers key and with this said, I figured that my friend wouldn’t be the only person inspired to learn how to understand and write in this cryptic font. So here you go, Tumblr! Take my contribution born of boredom and inspiration and turn it into something glorious!
In Depth With Drakengard's World: Language and Magic
I’ll try to talk about DOD Language a bit deeper before I throws some theories about the existence of magic in DOD world. Basically DOD’s Alphabetic Language and NieR’s Ancient Language is based on an Old Language that really exist in this world. The Angelic alphabet, which is also known as the Celestial alphabet, is derived from the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. It was created by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa during the 16th Century and was used for communication with angels.
That Angelic Language by early 90s trancribed into an Angelic Transcript.
Let’s try some phrase from NieR’s Opening:
The first word translated as “MIRAI” the Japanese of “FUTURE” Also there’re some other words, “HOROBIRU SEKAI” (Scrambled World).
And next is from NieR’s Magic
Words in magic circle translated as “MAGIC MOTION”
And the other interesting stuff is there’re 4 Letters That Connects All of Drakengard Series:
It appears on Furiae’s Magic Seal when she was “Reborn”.
It appears on some Nier and Drakengard 2 seals. On NieR, these letters appear on the Black Scrawls Seals.
And in Drakengard 3, it appears on all Utahime’s Magic seal in boss battle.
What’s this ACGT thing? Let’s remember our Biology Class years ago. A,C,G,and T which stands for Adenine, Cytocine, Guanine, and Thymine are Nucleobases, nitrogen-containing biological compounds (nitrogenous bases), found within deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). You can learn more about it on Wikipedia.
What’s more interesting is in DOD, DOD2, and NieR the letters’ order is usually random. But in DOD3 they’re synchronized. What I mean by synchronized is their order is based on nucliobases correct pairing. On DNA, A paired with T and C paired with G. In DOD3, the letters order is ATCG which is correct.
So here’s my theory about magic in DOD World. All of Magical Beings in DOD world, is not really a magical things. It’s actually a combination of many parts of Human’s Cell and DNA. In NieR, we know that human’s body and soul is divided, this is maybe what caused it, the raise of Magic. And if DOD3 is really the prologue of DOD Seires, then the synchronization between souls and these DNA is still good. But then it becomes a chaos after the event in DOD3. In NieR’s case, the Replicant and Gestalt of human isn't synchronized anymore which causes a Black Scrawl.
My theory is also based on this scene of NieR’s Comic:
I’ve never done a playlist before, so I don’t really know if I’ll be any good at it. I spent a lot of time thinking this over, and I came up with a playlist I’m kinda proud of. Anyhow, this is what I took into account when creating it: music styles that I think she’d be into (mostly fem pop/rock), songs that Buffy would’ve listened to while the show was on the air, songs that Buffy would listen to nowadays, old songs that I think Buffy would listen to because I think she did, and songs that remind me of Buffy. I hope my rationale makes sense.
So in yesterday’s Bloodstained update, this was included:
“Enochian glyphs,” huh? Sounds and looks totally made up, right? Indeed. Only by some interesting guys named John Dee and Edward Kelley in the 16th century. Dee and Kelley were alchemists and general occultists, and their Enochian magic system would go on to influence late 19th century orders like that of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and more famous names like Aleister Crowley. It was called Enochian due to it being named after Biblical patriach Enoch, great-grandfather of Noah, who, in Biblical apocrypha such as his eponymous Books of Enoch, was said to talk and walk with angels. Likewise, Dee and Kelley alleged they could talk and summon angels as well. One of their products of such encounters was the Enochian alphabet, or “Angelic language”:
So what this means is that the glyphs in the update’s image can be decoded. Here’s what I got:
So let’s see here. “GIGARASHICO”? “ARASHICOGIG”? “COGIGARASHI”…!
“COGI…IGARASHI…” Look again at the alternate transliterations for Veh and Ged and it should be perfectly clear if it’s not already.