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My Singing Monsters Live (MSM Live) is a live stream show from Big Blue Bubble hosted on Youtube that talks about the game, provides background information, offers Q&A sessions with the Monster-Handlers, shows off fan artwork, features giveaways of Monsters/items to viewers, and more. Before 2020 (Episode #60), MSM Live was hosted on Twitch.

History

My Singing Monsters Live started Friday, November 9th, following the success of Big Blue Bubble's Extra Life 2018 live stream on November 3rd, 2018. My Singing Monsters Live is a weekly show starting every Friday at 4PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Other live streams may occur sporadically.

Show summaries

These summaries aim to give only a very concise rundown of the episode and specific bits of information. As an example, the summary may say that the Monster Handlers declared the sky to be blue, but doesn't go into the reasons why the sky is blue.

Episode #058 - Friday December 13th, 2019

Link:
Video Hosts: Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  • Faerie Island

QNAs

Episode #057 - Friday December 6th, 2019

Link: ☀https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgTB6k8SDbQ
Video Hosts: Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  •  ?

QNAs

Episode #056 - Friday November 29th, 2019

Link: ☀https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3IDVhXmbKE
Video Hosts: Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  • Epic Dandidoo

QNAs

Episode #055 - Friday November 22nd, 2019

Link: ☀https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EexXcSFqPz8
Video Hosts: Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  •  ?

QNAs

Episode #054 - Friday November 15th, 2019

Link: ☀https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QA4TyNWBWk
Video Hosts: Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  • Epic Pummel

QNAs

Episode #053 - Friday November 8th, 2019

Link: ☀https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYgS7keq4_o
Video Hosts: Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  • Rare Wynq

QNAs

Episode #052 - Friday November 1st, 2019

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph1J7E7revQ
Video Hosts: Mike, Bell, Matt, Eric
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  • Anniversary of the My Singing Monsters Live
  • Summary of what was done on My Singing Monsters Live in the past year, including mentioning that MSM Live didn't miss a single week.
  • Discussion of Psychic Island and its development, along with the elemental teams #TeamAir, #TeamCold, and #TeamEarth.
  • Monster-Handler Matt's abscence from MSM Live
    • Explored the Monster World, got camera trapped in Epic Maw's mouth, also explored the new islands Sweti Settlement and Temple of Hahoo.
  • Discussion of Sweti Settlement and Temple of Hahoo, two new island skins that form the titans Sweti and Hahoo.
    • Discovery of the two islands by Monster-Handler Matt.
    • Titans possibly have genders.
  • Discussion of Epic Punkleton
    • Common Punkleton was the first Seasonal to be debuted.
    • Epic Punkleton was the last Epic Seasonal to be debuted.
    • Rare Hoola was the first Rare Seasonal to be debuted
    • Entries of the Epic Smunk-O-Lantern (for prediction of Epic Punkleton) are plentiful, but the five winners were exceptionally unique and wonderful.
  • More TBA...

QNAs
Q: Who voiced Punkleton?
A: Punkleton’s voiced by the composer of MSM, Dave Kerr. And I think there’s a lot of post there but not a lot.

Q: Can Epic Monsters breed with its own non-epic kind make the regular just like Rares?
A: No they cannot! Epic Monsters - there’s just something on them and that is what makes them so valuable and hard to come by is that they cannot breed like their Rare and Common cousins can do and there is a line in every single Epic bio that indicates that it cannot breed, it should be in a separate paragraph below.

Q: What does Brump say?
A: “Wake up the Wublins.” It’s hilarious because that is one of the first Wublin parts that’s composed and we ain’t sure if we’re naming them Wublins and the decisions made. I do love the name Wublin being the portmonto, we know of the Wub and Goblin.

Q: How do Epic Punkleton make its face if it can’t see anything?
A: It feels it in its bones. It feels it in its fingers and its toes. Seasonal Monsters are cool and capable and possessed of abilities and extra sensory perceptions that we cannot fathom. So, it’s true that it can echo locate by jangling its bones and by jangling its bones into a reflection, it can carefully creates its face.

Q: Is there more on Rooba?
A: Rooba, one of the Magical Monsters, is distantly related to Pompom, Hoola, and Sooza, it shares the same basic body morph, notably, it is both a Fire and Psychic Hybrid. Despite that it shares the physical characteristics, there’s also something special going on in terms of its elemental make-up and also the fact that inside the Pomily, two of those monsters are vocalists (Pompom and Hoola) and two of the monsters are instrumentalists (Sooza and Rooba). What’s unique on Rooba is that most of the other members of the Pomily have distinct hairstyles, Rooba also has a distinct hairstyle that is long hair that sort of has the consistency on steed hair and It is used and that is the monster’s instrument and it just pulls out the strand of its hair and has a bow that is also strong with also strands of its own hair that is plucked out of its hair and makes a sound and in terms of their lifestyle, their interests, Roobas are fans of Plants and of the natural world they are culturalists, they have what can be said a green thumb, they’re good at growing things and seeking natural solutions for elements, it can create a little pultists, you got a wound, it can plot down some moss and knows that right moss to put down and then healing. It’s a very helpful monster, it has the same positive outlook on life as other members of the Pomily, the Pomily are friends, companions, and Rooba continues that reputation.

Q: What is Floot Fly?
A: Floot Fly’s a concept that was going to be the boss of Earth Island, it was apart, it actually been composed, it was just like one of the drawings that be given a bit more extra treatment by BBB and it got replaced by Quarrister. However, in the files of the game, you can see a little breeding portrait in the files. For a long time, it’s existed in legend as a monster that doesn’t exist, not an approved official monster, and it’s one that captures the imagination of the community, and we don’t know yet, if we have plans for Floot Fly or we’re going to continue to explore and see what other monsters are beyond, however, for the time being, Floot Fly’s just an old monster concept. We have a lot of concepts kicking around and some of the concepts have new life breathed into them, fans identified that the Yuggler’s similar to the bat monster that had a same face and that’s an attempt for us to go back and revisit some of the old artstyle decisions and go “Let’s give them a new life and get them involved.”

Q: Do Monsters from different Islands have different accents of monstrous?
A: During DoF, when traveling the Continent’s a lot quicker, I think you tend to see one harmonized monster dialect where if you traveled from the Air lands to the Earth Lands, you’d find that everything is mutually intelligable at all sounds the same to a given Monster’s ears. I think with the dissolution of the Continent, it’s entirely possible there were slight dialectal differences between the Islands I meant is vast distances separate them. They were apart for long enough that it could be a “Bum.” on Plant Island sounds different than the “BaBum” on Earth. There were settle changes that aren’t detectable to the human ear, however, monsters do pick up on them.

Q: Is Cruuv’Laapht floating in space or is it had long legs held by an alien monster?
A: I ain’t knowing the entirety of Cruuv’Laapht’s being shown in-game that there are there’s more to see more tentacles, more of a kitanus shell holding in parts of it. It’s an amalgam of insect bits and octopus bits and I think it’s taking advantage of the low gravity environment of Space Island and is floating, however, it ain’t just a head. I think there’s more to it.

Q: Will the Magical Monsters get Rares?
A: Perhaps. I ain’t sure. Psychics themselves are just as other despite being inter-breedable with the Naturals. You got the Naturals and Magicals which can inter-breed and hybridize. They are unique, interesting, also different.

Q: What do you think of Rare Wublins?
A: Remember that the Wublins are created by the Wubbox. Each one’s first concepted out by Wubbox being “What type of Monster am I going to make?”, They’re created. The statues are created through some unknown stone and they are given a spark of life by monster eggs, their electrical potential being converted and used to power and bring to life the statues. In terms of how Rare Monsters came for other monsters, often times, Rare Monsters are a subspecies of a monster that is responded to some change in their anatomy, or some environmental pressure we know through the teachings of Dr. Wardin E. Spurrit, that’s a big part of what differenciates the Epics from their common and Rare Cousins. Because the Wublins are created by the Wubbox, I think that if there were to be Rares of them, I think the Wubbox and Rare Wubbox are going to remain as a Common Wubbox because, Rare Wubbox are common Wubbox that go to the Human World and rebuild themselves to perate back from transmissions, so, all Wubbox started out in the same way as being the creations of Galvana, the Celestial of Electricity, but Rare Wubbox always seems to me more of the adventuring type.

Q: Why do Mammott and Cybop sound different on Air Island?
A: As someone who has contributed parts of Mammott on Plant, Cold, Air, Earth, Gold, Shugabush, Tribal, and Oasis, all sounds similar. Mammott goes “Bum bum bum” then switches to “Hey YO”, the reason why is there a different syllable, Monsters are able to communicate differently, sometimes go 2 syllables, but they express in different ways.

Q: Will there still be Fire Islands?
A: Given the fact that there’s Fire Haven and Fire Oasis, I ain’t sure if they’re planning on doing more expansions to the Monster World, they’re leading the exploration efforts to discover more of the Monster World and what led us to the discovery of Cruuv’Laapht, I didn’t know if there’ll be more Fire Islands. At least, Fire Islands, if we’re calling them Fire Islands, when it’s the Element of FIre and 3 Natural elements which is what the definition of a Fire Island is, because now we got Magical Islands in the mix, it’s known because the Fire Monsters are the ones leading the exploration efforts that Fire will be an element on every Magical Island. I think you might be wise to considered Magical Islands are Honorary Fire Islands, because Fire is just a major thing on their discovery and their settlement.


Episode #051 - Friday October 25th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/JZSyzhN0aLk
Video Hosts: Mike and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

Topics TBA

QNAs

Q: A question I have regarding Extra Life when you announced a new stream, which is on Saturday, will you still do the regular stream on the Friday of that week or is the effort going to be saved for the full 24 hour stream?
A: (Mike) I don’t know if this is you having the foresight to think what we might be doing or if this is remembering what I had my breakthrough thought one episode, I think when I was like behind the cam and I said, “I got a thought.”We'll not have a show next Friday, so we're going to let everybody know today. We’ll not have a regular schedule episode on Friday. What we’ll be doing because we’re going to be setting up that night for Saturday. So we won’t be doing it on Friday, instead we’ll be doing it on Saturday. I think we have it penciled in for 1:00 EST, but we’ll be sure to let you know on social and everything what time the episode is it at exactly and it might be a bit bigger of an episode just because it’s part of a 24-hours. However, you know it’s at 1:00, and you should be here the whole time.
A: (Eric) There’s going to be so much during E.L., it’s technically 25-hours because the clock rolls back.
A: (Mike) If you weren’t here because you don’t know what it is, starting at 8AM on 11/2/19, we’ll be streaming on the channel for 25 hours playing a bunch of different games doing different fun things, having a bunch of different giveaways, just a callback to last year along with tons of different monsters, tons of diamonds, tons of different things throughout the stream. We play a bunch of games, we play games with each other, we play game with you. We got Jack-box, SSBU, we’ll also be playing favorites of our own, Gang Beasts, Speed Runners, we have multiple games: Overcooked 2.
A: (Eric) Overcooked 2 will be happening, and we’re going to play SMM2, and we’re going to ask you to submit some levels to us. And some of the games from last year, I think we might try online modes that had gotten added, now that we have an improved sense of streaming on the online activity, we’ll be able to be more daring with them stuff.
A: (Mike) And we’ll be doing late night spooks. If you weren’t here last year, once it hit 12:00 AM, we went into scary mode and we tried to play FNAF. We got far but we didn’t beat’em. We’ll be playing some creepy games. I want to try another FNAF. If everyone know which one’s the true favorite, let us know and we can try and focus on doing that one for sure. And if you have game suggestions, let us know.

Q: We known why Epic Riff’s guitar looks like that. Why is Epic Riff looked the way it does? What cause it to have all the characteristics?
A: It seems that as we get into more Epic proportions, things got going into insane extreme and it seems to me that Epic Riff, though we don’t know for sure because Riffs are mysterious and they keep them under wraps. It seems as though, Epic Riff has evolved and adapted to be able to go into any problems. I think that Epic Riff evolved to being a jack of all traits.

Q: Can Epic Riff’s guitar munch and crunch with those sharp teeth?
A: (Eric) I don’t know if any of the guitar physically. The lack of other facial features made me think it ain’t particularly fluid moving instrument.
A: (Mike) I think that part of a guitar doesn’t have a rigid body form. They don’t have to maneuver when it comes to crunching and munching.
A: (Eric) That being said, I have heard of guitars having a crunchy sound to it. So it brought that to its sound.

Q: What is the process of creating Epic Riff? How long is the final design created?
A: (Eric) We didn’t have a chance to talk to the artists, we did get the general date on the design and it seems like work’s going on.
A: (Mike) I think that is when finalized.
A: (Eric) So, that is the beginning of the process much earlier.
A: (Mike) It all came with different monsters, obviously there’s some we’ve seen years ago where these things are around a year+ and there’s some were most recent when they come out. It all kinda counts when the development pipeline and everything. I think we have them things structured out months in advance and Riff’s good for a bit.

Q: If the Riffs were to join a rock band, which should fit?
A: (Eric) Well, I am partial to an Instagram post. Instead of Kizz, it’s Riff.
A: (Mike) I think for me, I’m going to go with the Who.

Q: Why were Riffs eat in random probably inedible things?
A: (Eric) I don’t know how it necessarily eats everything it picks up. I think sometimes it gives it to the guitars.


Episode #050 - Friday October 18th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/wotU8E2PrCA
Video Hosts: Eric and Sydney
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  •  ?

QNAs

Q: What will happen if Epic Shrubb didn’t wear socks for a long enough time? Will it cause any physical changes?
A: (Sydney) I think it will… So of course, Epic Shrubb’s socks keep its magic sort of contained.
A: (Eric) Right! Because it will leak through its feet if it doesn’t wear them.
A: (Sydney) I think that Epic Shrubb itself will be fine, but all sorts of insane magic spells might be happening everywhere.
A: (Eric) Shouldn't it have a stove?
A: (Sydney) Yeah, just all sorts of insane magic be happening if it making things huge, and tiny, and electrifying, who knows what else, and making things levitating without any control.
A: (Eric) I kinda wonder if the orb will perhaps shrink a bit, not like to dramatic, but I wonder if that enough power drained out, it will kinda like just a tiny bit. Almost similar to losing weight.
A: (Sydney) I hope it won’t shatter.
A: (Eric) No. I don’t think so.
A: (Sydney) I think it’s a tough material.
A: (Eric) It will have to be if it be on the back of a Shrubb and last.
A: (Sydney) And of course, Epic Shrubbs, they just wish that they could sleep on their backs, but they can’t.
A: (Eric) Also, thinking how long Epic Shrubb has had socks on, I think if it takes them off. That is quite a scent that is omitted.
A: (Sydney) Also probably very chilly feet.
A: (Eric) Once you get used to having your feet and socks all the time, taking them off might be a temperature shock.
A: (Sydney) So I think we could all agree that it should just keep the socks on.

Q: What is Epic Shrubb’s relationship to the other Shrubbs?
A: (Eric) They a weird trick on them immediately or again, I think. How could you resist with that kind of magic power?
A: (Sydney) I think we have all sort of a prankster cousin or a family member who just happens to know some magic tricks, so I think we have one of those. And I think that Epic Shrubb fills that part for its cousins.

Q: What’s your favorite Single-Element Monster?
A: (Sydney) And of course relatively recently, we added the Psychic Single-Element Theremind, so that’s a contender for me but I think I’m going to have to say, Tweedle.
A: (Eric) I think I have to keep repping my boy, Noggin. I have a powerful connection to Noggin more than before.
A: (Sydney) Noggin is a rock. Noggin will be your rock.

Q: Why in every MSM logo, the letter O is always cover by a monster or a thing? In Dawn of Fire, that doesn’t happen.
A: Because it’s cool, it looks fun, and it indicates what event is currently going on.

Q: How can a Candelavra if it only has one foot?
A: (Sydney) Not the only one-footed monster in the Monster World, Yawstrich for example, another one-footed monster, of course, Yawstrich with its wings, presumably can fly, but Candelavra, I might only presume, hops.
A: (Eric) I like to imagine that’s like a pogo-stick specifically, unlike tiny hops, but actually gets the bounce-back of each jump.
A: (Sydney) I could see that happening for sure. I wonder if it could potentially just rotate.

Q: How far end does the Maw’s mouth go?
A: (Eric) We should ask Epic Maw.

Q: Do Roobas get lice?
A: Roobas eating primarily Plant-based treats and that is what influenced their furthers and their hair to get that leafy veggie texture. So I could that assume that it attracts perhaps not lice but more kind of pest that can eat at your garden. Perhaps the Air Island beetles could perhaps chomp on that. I also imagine that the snails from the Harvherd probably love to make a place on Rooba’s hair.

Q: Do you guys voice any Monsters?
A: (Sydney) I do not. Matthew, of course, voices a lot, perhaps, notably, the werdo, Stoowarb. And Eric, while you didn’t voice any in-game…
A: (Eric) I’m known to contribute a video or two. I definitely done Rare Yool and I feel like added some background monster sounds. I thought there’s perhaps one monster I did contributed to make a sound to in a video.
A: (Sydney) and I think Mike did Pango in the Story of Sprinkles.

Q: Is Rare Punkleton shy like a Pango?
A: Now, Pangos are known for not very-high self-esteem and Rare Punkleton is shy about what’s happening under the mask. Sort of a rotting pumpkin type-texture happening under here. So in that way, I do think that they could have similarities, perhaps a little withdrawn, a little nervous to make friends, but still very capable.

Q: Is Mammott mistaken for Bigfoot often?
A: (Sydney) Bigfoot, of course, the Human World Legend.
A: (Eric) I suppose if a Mammott goes to the Human World, there could be no way to mistaken for anything than Bigfoot, or a Yeti, or pick it out as a Mammoth. There’s no way a Mammott could be in the Human World and no one noticed. If you saw it without knowing what a Mammott is, I imagine a yeti or a Bigfoot could be your first thought.

Q: How tall is a Shrubb when it ain’t crouching?
A: (Eric) I mean very tall.
A: (Sydney) That’s a very Shrubb-centric episode. Shockingly tall. I couldn’t think you need to find out. It might be so towering, that you’re just overwhelmed.

Q: Do Thereminds make that “Woah Woah Woah Woah” sound themselves or do they come from some other monster?
A: Theremind, the mouth you’ve seen it holds are actually the voices of monsters and beings that it’s communicating with using its brain, so it can communicate with monsters beyond. So, no it ain’t making that “Woah Woah Woah Woah” sound itself, it is actually the monsters that it’s talking to.

Q: What is Punkleton’s favorite treat?
A: (Sydney) There’s all sorts of treats in the Monster World which we couldn’t dive into that. So, I think what human treat do you think is its favorite?
A: (Eric) I might say corn candy and the color profile.

Q: What’s your favorite of the two monsters that make up Bisonorus? The orange thing who’s the Emperor Bisonorus or the Purple thing who’s the Standard Bisonorus?
A: (Eric) He’s asking us to choose a favorite?
A: (Sydney) That’s similar to picking your kids. My favorite is Emperor Bisonorus.
A: (Eric) I feel like there’s a mood for me.

Q: Can the Shugabush fire lasers from its mandolin?
A: (Sydney) Unlike we’ve seen.
A: (Eric) Not yet. I think that came up before. I’m real cool about my answer. My insight is that after the technology that Epic Hoola and its crew displayed, that shared with the Shugafam some laser technology, that put on a light show, not a destructive laser.

Q: Do monsters sometimes love to contribute to try other monsters’ sounds?
A: There is one instance of that happened in MSM1 where Dandidoo on Fire Haven copies the Furcorn on Plant Island. I might say yeah, some monsters do love to sample other songs.


Episode #049 - Friday October 11th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/v_ZiwB3Kmts
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  •  ?

QNAs

Q: Is Epic Shrubb’s orb attached at birth?
A: (Matt) Yes it is.
A: (Mike) So, a young Epic Shrubb. It’d be very interesting to see what it be like it had a pot that had a sock on it.
A: (Matt) I don’t know if the socks come in at that point or the socks could be worn as finger puppets on the hands. Does it inherit the socks? Does it make the socks? Are the socks parts of the monster and they look like socks? That’s unclear. A brand new discovered monster. There’s a lot to understand and to learn about it.

Q: Is the magical orb on Epic Shrubb’s back related to the orb on Galvana’s staff?
A: (Matt) No.
A: (Mike) They’re just both orb-like.
A: (Matt) Spheres can occur in many different places.

Q: We saw that Epic Shrubb made a Dipster have a big voice. If this happened in the night, could it wake up every monster?
A: I imagine that it could. And you know what, Epic Shrubb coming out this month so close to Spooktacle, I didn’t think it’s an accident. I think Epic Shrubb, possibly at some point inspired by the changing mythical energies in the air that possibly came about as an arrival of G’Joob and Yawstrich. Perhaps that’s it or perhaps could it be that we’re so close to Spooktacle because magic and spell casting and arcane knowledge is sort of hand in hand on that sort of mood of that time of year. I think Epic Shrubb is mischievous in its spell casting. If it were to do that make the bellow of a boss emerges from a wee maw of a Dipster, I think that might be a trick that you might play on the monsters just to wake up.

Q: What is Epic Shrubb’s design based off of?
A: I consulted with Chris Elliot about that design, and you know what he said? He tried to make it look not like the existing Shrubbs. He confessed to me that there wasn’t anything specific that inspired him.

Q: Is Cruv’Laapht actively preventing Oaktopus eggs from leaving it or is there some other explanation phenomenon?
A: Many players wrote in letting us know that Oaktopus eggs could not be zapped from Psychic Island. I will report that is not a strange phenomenon and is actually a bug we planned on fixing in the next update.

Q: Do Tapricorns get hurt while tapping their horns?
A: They do not get hurt. They’ve got anatomical compensatory responses. If they’re a monster that taps a part of their body asp art of its music communications, its skeleton, its musculature is prepared to withstand that impact so that there’s no headaches or anything that its caused.

Q: How tall is Gloptic?
A: Now it’s interesting about Gloptic is that being a slimy consistency, it can actually make itself as tall as it wants. If it stood on their toes of its long tentacles, I think it can get up 50 and 60 Ft. It’s huge. Not unlike the heptapods from a rival.

Q: Can you explain about the origins of the Magical monsters? They showed up out of the blue.
A: We love to tell you, but we don’t know. What we do know is that we don’t think that they existed back during the era of the Dawn of Fire and that they are related in some way to the eventual disappearance of the Outer Islands, the fact that those have not been heard from for a long time and the fact the Psychic Island occupied the coordinates in space where Space Island is and that Cruv’Laapht is filling the void that is left. In terms of where they came from, don’t know if there’s a colossal that was responsible for their creation or a colossal that is its creations from the Monster World. It’s unclear, but Cruv’Laapht is not a colossal and is a Titan. It shares more in common with Harvherd on the Plant Island (Vegetable Medley) skin. As we learn more about the magic of Magical Monsters, we’ll share our learnings with you. But, as of that time, we don’t know other than they can interbreed with Natural Monsters. They have something in common with the Naturals other than Ethereals.

Q: Is there going to be an outfit community competition in Spooktacle?
A: I sort of played our hand in the mailbox for the 50% off Mirror Plant Island post that Spooktacle coming next week, but a seasonal event is a time for community contests, I may just put my ears to the ground because there’s things coming out of the ground during Spooktacle.

Q: What is your favorite update in MSM?
A: I think my all time favorite is Wublin Island. Why? Wublins are very cool, it reveals a lot of new lore relating to the Wubbox and to the world, and it reveals a new mechanic in order to get monsters that’s the first occasion where we were zapping eggs from breeding structures into the different inventories, different egg inventories of a Wublins. I think there’s a lot going on.


Episode #048 - Friday October 4th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/uS9MjJwehAA
Video Hosts: Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

  •  ?

QNAs
Q: Will Pompom-like Monsters ever unite on an island? Perhaps, Pompom island?
A: A very interesting idea. So, at least as of right now, we know that the Pompom family which has 4 members (Pompom, Hoola, Sooza, and Rooba) and only 2 of them have a cohabitation on Air and Earth Islands (Pompom and Hoola). Sooza hung out with Pompom back during the era of DoF and we know that Sooza’s around because all of the Fire Monsters were confirmed to have been taken refuge and were safe during the cataclysm that broke apart the Continent altogether safe and the Fire Monsters are still a thing and those we haven’t seen in MSM1 yet are out there. Perhaps Sooza is assigned to one of the Fire Expeditions that are exploring more of the Monster World, we don’t know yet. They’re keeping the info to themselves for the time being. Sooza’s out there and hasn’t yet made contact. And then now, we have Rooba chilling on its own on Psychic Island. There are big monster family reunions every once in a while or causes for celebrations that brings monsters from various locals and biomes together, of course, the Epic Hoola’s Secret Shows, DJ Epic’s shows were great opportunities for monsters from various locals together and celebrate for a common cause. Don’t know about the idea of a Pompom Island, right now that may be 4 monsters and that may all balance each other but don’t know if they’ll ever appear on an island together.

Q: Are Yawstrich and Screemu related?
A: Since Yawstrich being inspired and part by and Ostrich and Screemu being inspired and part of an Emu, you think they are related, but recall that Screemu is a wublin came from the mind of Wubbox and was created independently of any existing inspiration, one of the only Wublins that is decided to be based on, it’s sorta constitution element is Brump with Fwog feet and Furcorn playing a major role in its appearance. But all others are up to the Wubbox’s own imagination.

Q: Will a Rooba ever get a haircut?
A: Likely not. Roobas are known to keep their flowing locks intact because that is a way they communicate in a monster’s language by playing their hair like the Dilruba which upon this instrument is based.

Q: Speaking of Rooba, does it have eyes?
A: It does have eyes. The haels have eyes because they’re covered in vegetation just like Rooba is a lover of the natural world and plants.

Q: If Rooba eats plants, does this mean it eats monsters like Flowah and Potbelly?
A: No! I’m happy to report that Rooba does not engage in any sort of cannibalism. There’s no cannibalism in the Monster World. When we say they eat plants, they mean the ones that don’t sing and have personalities that are out there. You may notice that there’s plant-life in the Monster World that is independent on the actual singing monsters that embodied the element of Plant. Plant Island is a great example, like the grass that covers the terrain of Plant Island are plants. Flowah and Potbelly are spared from Rooba’s vegetarian hunger.

Q: If Rooba went to Plant Island (Vegetable Medley), How will it spend its time there? Perhaps carve a smumkin for Spooktacle?
A: Yes. You did expect Rooba and the Titan Harvherd had a lot in common in terms of keeping their flock of fruits, veggies, and plants. If Rooba were to make its way to Plant Island as a sight-seeing expedition to see the pinnacle of Plant energy in the Monster World, I think that participating in Spooktacle will be a fun activity for it. I feel like the Magical Monsters are more isolated than just about any other group just because they’ve been on their own for so long. Things like the Celestials when they were revived on Celestial Island had some memories of their former lives kicking around in the back of their heads not being like super conscious about it and they’re like revived and given a new life but I think that they have some thought of what’s going on, these Magicals have been doing their own thing.

Q: What does chronic brain-itch felt like? And what exactly are Gloptical Illusions?
A: Gloptical Illusions are mind-bending sensory experiences where all of your senses trade-off what they do like synesthesia where colors taste and felt like things that you’ve seen. After your mind has been bent by the Gloptical Illusions, the soulsie of your brain tends to form so many new synaptic connections that becomes very itchy and you have to scratch your brain but you can’t because your brain is inside your skull and having an itchy brain is very different than having an itchy scalp.

Q: Do some Bonkers mistake an Oaktopus for its stump?
A: The fact that Oaktopus is on Psychic Island presented a unique challenge for Bonkers when they reveal themselves recall that Bonkers like Thumpies have an elemental configuration inside of the Monster World but they themselves appeared to have actually be native to the Thumpieverse which actually predates the Monster World in terms of the BBB Multiverse. So they’re excitable, wanting to thump a stump and so I think that because Oaktopus was part of the expedition to the former Fire Frontier, there was a little bit of a ‘What are you DOING?!’ with the initial greeting between the two is very quickly verified much like Rooba could not eat a Flowah nor Potbelly, Bonkers could not thump an Oaktopus.

Q: What is Theremind’s IQ?
A: Over 9000.

Q: Do Bonkers get headaches from making their sounds?
A: That certainly appears that the left Bonker, right from their vantage point, looks like a goose egg on its head and in fact its egg looks like it has a goose egg itself, so it appears that there is some sort of physical effect of the bonking that they perform but I’m sure that they do not develop headaches because it be quite upsetting because bonking is how they contribute to the song. They’re dazed.

Q: Can a Yuggler stand on its legs? How big is a full-sized Yuggler?
A: Yuggler for a 2-element monster is larger than a Rootitoot that is its comrade. It gets to be 7’7 ft tall. It could stand on its legs if it wants to. Yuggler being a psychic Hybrid it has possessed the ability to levitate. It most often like a Flum Ox just floats along.


Episode #047 - Friday September 27th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/q0rGBw6FeWI
Video Hosts: Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

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QNAs
Q: Will there be more Magic elements?
A: Of course.

Q: So what are you going to do with the teams of Air, Cold, and Earth?
A: (Sydney) I think a lot of people were saying for example, “If Team Cold didn’t win, Sooza will never be on an island.”
A: (Matt) I will remind everybody that the Monster World is vast and that there are still many locations, many mysteries to solve, to discover. So, “Never say never” of course, those monsters aren’t available at this time in MSM1. But, with the continued exploration of the Monster World and different expeditions of monsters being led by Fire elementals exploring more of the Monster World, I may just stay tuned, keep an ear to the ground, because never say never.

Q: Is the Psychic Island colossal awake? If so, could that mean we’ll see others waking up? A: (Matt) It is in fact not a colossal, it is a titan like Harvherd. Harverd is snoozing, but Titans can awaken.
A: (Sydney) Yes. This one is little more lively.

Q: Are Roobas relatives of Pompom?
A: (Matt) Yes. Yes they are.
A: (Sydney) It’s all in the Pompom family.
A: (Matt) Now interestingly, they are related to Pompoms, but the elemental make-up of a Rooba which is Plant, Fire, and Psychic shares no elemental crossover with Pompom.
A: (Sydney) So it’s a very diverse family. They’re not linked by elements, they’re linked by a sisterly bond.

Q: Is Space Island the island that blipped out of time and space?
A: Those questions being asked means that we’ve got a lot of intelligent resourceful clever members of the community who are picking up the clues.

Q: Is Theremind voiced by Matthew Stewart?
A: (Matt) I can’t either confirm nor deny these rumors.
A: (Sydney) No? You refuse to confirm?
A: (Matt) BAH!
A: (Sydney) Alright, Bah I think.
A: (Mike) I like to confirm that Matt does voice Theremind.

Q: Can Magical-class Monsters breed with other classes too, like the Ethereals?
A: (Matt) Unclear.
A: (Sydney) We haven’t seen cross-paths.
A: (Matt) Magicals are about 2 and a bit days old at this point. There still lots to understand about what makes this class special. We know certain things that it can do, but as of right now, there’s no limit to what it can do or it’s unknown what it can’t do as well.

Q: It appears that this element matches the mystery element seen on Starhenge and sort of matches the aesthetic of the “coming soon” banner of DoF. Is there a Psychic Celestial?
A: (Sydney) So he’s referring to the squared off spiral matches the Psychic Element and you’ve seen that in lots of places in the Monster World. I think even on Dwumrohl’s drum.
A: (Matt) It’s in a lot of different places. I can confirm that this glyph actually predates MSM and has been around all the way back during the time when the Thumpieverse was first uncovered and the Thumpieverse is actually where the sigil for the mythical element come from. I can confirm that this has no specific relationship to any part of the Monster World. I think it even has even more far-reaching implications, I think it is very native to the Big Blue Bubble Multiverse. It has been in a bunch of different places and in terms of that specific symbol of the squared-off spiral, variations of that are used in a lot of Starhenge-related architecture, some of the themed decorations that you’ve seen in DoF (Sand Fountain, Ingot Display) and so I think at this point, it just sort of like a commonly used artistic form that monsters enjoy expressing.
A: (Sydney) We do not think in that case, we’re confident that we discover all of the Celestials.
A: (Matt) Yes. There is something nice about the fact that the Monster World and the Human World have 12 months in the year and that sort of aligns very closely and so it’s unlikely an asteroid hitting the Earth which may be bad and throwing our orbit out of sync such that we have more than 12 months a year. I think that the Celestials have all been discovered. And the other thing that’s important to consider about the Psychic element is that I think that maybe it’s true of all the Magical elements as well, I think that we are talking about a distinctly post-break up of the Continent existence. I think that these Magical Elementals and that the Magical elements themselves are only from that point on where there is no historical record of them all the way back during the Dawn of Fire which is of course when the Celestials first rose to prominence.

Q: How does Poppette float?
A: (Matt) Well I think that there’s a lot of…
A: (Sydney) Air in those bubbles.
A: (Matt) Yes. You may think that they’re filled with other things like a postural or like a pimple. No, but I think it’s air. I think it’s air and their hard to do. Even though they may look like they’re ready to burst, they’re not. Poppette is actually quite harden customer. And the other things that’s important to remember is that these Psychic Elementals, they got Psionic powers, the likes of which few others monsters can achieve, many of those monsters are able to achieve levitation: Yuggler, Theremind. And so, I think Poppette is just part of that group and that it’s sort of a parten partial of being a Psychic elemental.

Q: Where do Theremind’s mouths come from?
A: (Matt) They are divised by Theremind. Theremind…
A: (Sydney) Theremind’s always hearing the inner-voices of monsters that are miles away.
A: (Matt) It’s like a personal receiver. It’s almost like its own personal Unity Tree but instead of picking up happiness vibes, it’s receiving all kinds of communications of all different kinds of dimensions and realities.
A: (Sydney) So perhaps that those mouths that are the mouths of the inner voices that it’s hearing.
A: (Matt) Very Interesting theory. I think definitely because those mouths that appeared suspended above its hands spring into being after it is done a deep concentrating bit of self-reflection of introspection that it’s drawing them from deep inside itself. That what I may say.

Q: If Periscorp can use soundbites from the footage taken from Cruv’Laapht’s all-seers, their nickname for the Psychic Island critters, why does only make drum sounds?
A: (Sydney) So the eyeballs on Psychic Island, the critters.
A: (Matt) They have that feed.
A: (Sydney) They’re always watching, they’re recording things, they share a feed with Periscorp who is storing whatever footage it chooses to store. And then how it make its sound, it’s storing all these in like these sackson-bod.
A: (Matt) The gelatinous dorsel sack.
A: (Sydney) So when it presses one, it’s playing a little soundbite, a little clip from one piece of that footage.
A: (Matt) When you play something in such a little snippet, I think it’s gonna go beep. And then it harnesses that sound and who knows. There might be some sort of atomic ture that the Periscorp is running these sounds through in order to contribute to the song of Psychic Island. It’s definitely a very unique way of creating its music.


Episode #046 - Friday September 20th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/JeJ_1cp6rgY
Video Hosts: Eric and Mike
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

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QNAs
Q: How long will it take the monsters to arrive on the island?
A: (Eric) I don’t know.
A: (Mike) As Monster-Handler Matt was telling me earlier, he said, “We don’t know if they had directions. We don’t know if the monsters there now left good instructions to give them info on how they get here.”

Q: Why is Fire Frontier starts with a Castle Bass as soon as you place the monster?
A: The reason that the basic castle on Fire Frontier plays a bass sound is a mistake.

Q: How does it feel being the leader of the respective team?
A: (Eric) I have a great team, I have excellent team members who’ve done nothing but support me and Earth’s cause throughout this entire trial and I couldn’t be more proud of my team and the effort they put for them.
A: (Matt) I used this joke so many times already, I will continue to use it. I feel uplifted. A great weight has been lifted off my shoulders, I feel like a room but no roof, because I’m proud.
A: (Mike) It’s been great being on one of the best teams that I ever had to cap and so, it feels no different for me in my everyday life. They go completing those challenges, they put their hashtags on everything, it’s a good group.

Q: Have Monsters who are not on the same Island and are different species met before?
A: (Eric) I do immediately have flashbacks to an event that occurred. There was quite the collection of monsters there. I say evidence points to you quite possibly, sure seems like it.
A: (Mike) And I will also say important to think in MSM: DOF, all of the monsters (minus the Celestials, Ethereals, Shugafam, Werdos, Dipsters, Wublins, Wubbox, Mythicals, Rares, Epics, Seasonals, and Psychic) are hanging out. There’s more evidence in another game.

Q: Will the Rare Wubbox ever be on Ethereal Island?
A: (Eric) Who’s to say? I mean, how can we make a prediction like that?
A: (Mike) That may sound epic. But, doesn’t sound epic than it sounds.
A: (Eric) That sounds like a Rare occasion. Unfortunately, no definitive answer as of right now.

Q: Is Fire Frontier’s colossal aware of what’s happening in the Monster World unlike the rest of the colossals, because its eyes are always open?
A: We’re in the lunchroom, and what I was theorizing and Mike started the thing very well. The thing being, does this colossal potentially share something with the Harvherd or does it share more in common with the other colossals of the Natural Islands? So we don’t know what’s going on with the colossal of the Fire Frontier just yet. We’re hoping to discover more when reinforcements arrive.

Q: In the Repatillo bio in DoF, it says that it’s often says that a Repatillo hug can cheer up the saddest monsters. Many years have passed by since DoF, did Repatillo still like to give hugs or is it just passed and does other things?
A: (Eric) It still loves to give hugs.
A: (Mike) How do you not love giving hugs?
A: (Eric) I think that’s just in the DNA or the MNA or whatever it is.

Q: How does a Noggin do stuff with its hands?
A: It seems to drum. It depends on what it wants to do.


Episode #045 - Friday September 13th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/cyhcRMdbFGs
Video Hosts: Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

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QNAs
Q: Will you do series for the other Natural or Non-Natural Islands?
A: Well, this first series is called the Plant Island series 1. So, if I had to think, of course. I think there are plans after Plant Island series 2 to continue the fine work that Play Monster has done with these figures.

Q: Will there be Rare and Epic versions?
A: There’s definitely a strong possibility. In fact, there is available to purchase right now is a Furcorn the 13th Spooktacle version of the Furcorn, that is Rare Furcorn which who is typically the posture kid for Furcorn the 13th.

Q: Will Ethereals ever be toys and Island playsets, what is upcoming for the toyline?
A: The Plant Island series 1 are brand new. So, I don’t want everyone to overlook just how great these are. They’re just making their way out into the world. We’ve only just got our hands on them this week. We’ve been looking at pictures of them, we’ve been advising on how to tune them up so that they are perfect, and exactly what we’re looking for which they are by the way. But, in terms of what’s coming next, I shouldn’t discount any monster that’s part of the My Singing Monsters lore.

Q: Is there going to be a Punkleton toy?
A: I won’t confirm or deny at this time that there will be a Punkleton toy.

Q: How many toys do you plan on making?
A: I think that should depend on how these figurines do. But, if I were you, I think I’m going to purchase myself a set and not only will they be available online, but they will be making their way to stores.

Q: Will these figures be sold outside of North America?
A: I’m not sure. I think there’s international shipping through Amazon or there isn’t now, I think this is in talks. But I won’t confirm at this time.

Q: Will you do Fire Haven playmonster toys?
A: It’s entirely possible, if we’re following the progression that is loosely established in MSM, not sure we’ll get to FIre Haven, but it could be that depending on user feedback, perhaps the Island series will start to become looser and instead of Islands series, we’ll do element series, monsters of different classes. You have to stay tuned.

Q: What do the youngsters felt like?
A: We’ve only seen images. I don’t actually know if they’re made of foam or they’re made of a harder plastic like these ones.

Q: Why are the Furcorns dressed up?
A: Furcorn the 13th.

Q: What are the roles of the team caps? Is the point to just have someone to rally under or help the team win?
A: The way team caps work is that we are just honorary figure heads of the team. The true strength, the power, the conviction of the team lies with the fans and all the work there doing participating on these element team trials. So, we’re monarchical on that role.

Q: Is Fire Frontier ethereal-related?
A: Certainly, there are some similarities that can drawn in the appearances of the two islands. Fire Frontier also has cerebral aspects to its shape, there are huge platforms on the island that have the appearances of brains. I think there is something interesting similarities.

Q: Why are there eyes and brains that you can see on Fire Frontier?
A: Because Fire Frontier represents a new horizon for the monsters to explore. This is the chapter of Monster history in which explorations are being launched to fill in those gaps in the map to explore more of the Monster World that had been unexplored or been explored a long time ago and had been lost to time.

Q: Where’s the Jarhead come from?
A: Despite the fact that it may be extreme monstereal in origin, it is a native entity of the Monster World and for those of you who are keen-eyed, you may notice the shape of Jarhead’s skull matches the shape of another skull that may be visible at Spooktacle on Plant Island. So, go looking for that next time that Spooktacle takes place.

Q: Is Fire Frontier close or next to Space Island?
A: Based on preliminary reconnaissance done around the region that Fire Frontier is occupying, it doesn’t appear that there are any other major sights nearby. So, when it came time for Fire monsters reclaiming their rightful positions on the surface of the Monster World but the creation of Fire Oasis, there were expeditions to look for the Outer Islands to see whether or not they were still around. They appeared to have disappeared. Party Island, Space Island, Cloud Island, and Cave Island have not been heard from since the cataclysm that shook apart the Continent. What their final fate is? No evidence has been discovered to suggest what exactly happened. FIre Frontier does not appear to be close to Space Island.

Q: If the monsters got to Fire Frontier, what will they seek? Another colossal or something special?
A: Much like the Monster-Handlers are curious about the Monster World, so too are the monsters. They don’t know all there is to know about the Monster World just like we don’t know everything there is to know about the Human World. What are they seeking? Knowledge, understanding, and self-actualization. And are they looking for another colossal? We really don’t know yet what the nature of the island of Fire Frontier is. We don’t know if that’s a colossal with differently position eyes than the were used to, because Ethereal Island has multiple eyes, doesn’t have the standard two eyes that most colossals have. Fire Frontier, also seems to have multiple sets of eyes kicking around. We’re not sure if it’s a colossal and if it’s a colossal unlike any other.


Episode #044 - Friday September 6th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/S7DkckoKJ7s
Video Hosts: Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: ?

Topics

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QNAs
Q: How is Fire Frontier found?
A: Fire Frontier found by comparing the Relative positions of various other islands in the Monster World. So, you may have noticed in our Anniversary Month announcement video that debuted just two days ago that various different islands in the order that they discovered appeared on something of a loose map. It’s not really a map and more of a visual representation of the different areas in the Monster World. There’s some geographical basis to the islands position here. We have the 5 Natural Islands in the center in their approximate positions that they appeared in their configurations as elemental lands in the Continent. Our first stop was up to the Higher Plane up at the top, Gold Island and it being a different dimension of existence, it’s inclusion on this map is disputed but imagine if you’re traveling to a whole other level of existence when you get there. Then, the next island is in an unusual spot in the Pocket Dimension of Ethereal Island all the way down there in the south. And then, we made our way all the way up to Shugabush Island up at the top-right and you can see that line stitched across the upper-right corner of the map, that is the Seam. Then, after Shugabush Island, we made our way to Tribal Island (Also on the Seam), then down to Wublin Island, then returning back to the Natural Islands for their Mirror Islands (Also not pictured in the map because they live in an alternate timeline of the Monster World). So then, after the Mirror Islands, we made our way up to the final stop on the Seam, Composer Island, and then all the way over to Celestial Island crashing out in the Living Ocean, then all the way over to Fire Haven (Not too far off from Tribal Island you may noticed as indicated in the images and the videos that we posted to our YouTube channel), and then, Fire Oasis (Just not too far off), and then, the brand new Fire Frontier, down there in the bottom-right corner, of course the time of this video’s release. We were just on the cusp of discovering Fire Frontier, so it took a long time to figure out exactly what was going on, through the combined efforts of the Monster-Handlers and the intel provided by the Fire Monsters were leading these exploratory expeditions across the Monster World, we know that Fire Frontier is the first destination of this exploratory journey.

Q: If you dig up one of the trees at Fire Frontier, should it get dumber?
A: Ah, the trees. The distinctly Cerebral quality to them. This island in terms of its head-shaped is configured unlike any of the other islands that we’ve observed to date. In episodes past, we’ve talked about the fact that there are Titans roaming around the Monster World and in addition to these colossals, the first of which discovered the Harvherd of the Vegetable Medley. The fact that this Island’s face is configured a little differently than others, gives us pause because it doesn’t have the cycloptic vision of a normal Fire Island and it doesn’t have the normal humanoid set positioning of the eyes. I’m sure there’s still lots to discover about Fire Frontier, it is definitely a fouren, as alien as they come as depicted in its interstellar setting. I’m sure there’s a lot more to learn about Fire Frontier and once the FINAL element of our elemental challenges appears, we’ll learn even more.

Q: ‘Eye’ have a question. Fire Haven has Cave Island vibes, Fire Frontier has Space Island vibes, and Fire Oasis has Cloud Island vibes. Was this done on purpose or by coincidence to make out for the loss of the Outer Islands in Dawn of Fire?
A: It wasn’t until the discovery of Fire Oasis after the monsters had launched an inquiry into trying to find a suitable home for the Fire Monsters on the surface, which ended up being Fire Oasis that the Outer Islands were confirmed to have disappeared to vanished off the face of the Monster World. In terms of any similarity that these Fire Islands might have to the old Outer Islands of the era of Dawn of Fire seems purely coincidental and I think that it’s coincidental nature that saying that Oasis is like Cloud Island. There are some similarities to be drawn between Fire Frontier and Space Island that gain that interstellar setting but I think that the warmth of Fire Haven juxed oppose itself with the chilly green eerie glow of Cave Island back in the day. For now until we learn more, I’m going to say that’s coincidental.

Q: So, not going to talk about the teeth poking out of the ground. Are those teeth?
A: It could just be rocks in the shape of teeth. Fire Frontier being so newly discovered, and it is unlike the Fire Islands that have come before. Because Fire Haven has always been around, that’s been an old secret of the Monster World for a long time dwelling in the living core of the Monster World. and Fire Oasis was only recently built as a home. Fire Frontier is neither of those things, it’s neither very old or very new. We don’t know anything about how long it’s been around, the true nature of its colossal, the teeth that appear on the terrain of Fire Frontier, is one of those bizarre ecosystem that we’re still just learning about or they’re like Ant Lions, the things that live in the sand and that ants fall in the hole and they go eat them.

Q: Now that G’Joob and Yawstrich are in the mobile version of the MSM, are they now considered official with MSM? How were G’Joob and Yawstrich feeling when living in the Vita DImension waiting to be on the Mobile version?
A: They’ve always been official. I think they’d enjoyed it just fine, but the monsters were actually named Mythical because we’re unsure whether they be existing for everyone or they just exist in Myth and Fable. So, they definitely enjoyed their time living in the parallel universe of the PS Vita version but they are very happy to be welcomed into the fold of the main universe of the Monster World. They’ve always been official monsters, but now, they can be enjoyed by everyone on the mobile version.


Episode #043 - Friday August 30, 2019, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/TSqvwtAW_gA
Video Hosts: Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

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Episode #042 - Friday August 23, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/AYnqa-5y0zs
Video Hosts: Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: ?

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Episode #041 - Friday August 16th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/GpCi6C5nh10
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Eric

Topics

  • Island Skins Discussion
  • Epic Reedling Discussion
  • QNA
  • STUMPED Trivia
  • ArcimBOLD & The Beyootiful
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Q: Is there a chance for all the new Island skins will be fludame?
A: (Matt) Of course, there’s a chance.
A: (Sydney) However, we’ve already touched on Titans.
A: (Matt) Yes. These large creatures roaming around the monster world. Thes titanic figures of legend and lore.
A: (Sydney) I would be skeptical to think that they’re all ludamed.
A: (Matt) Yes. I would be skeptical to think that as well. But I ain’t confirming nothing. BAH!

Q: What happens to a monster when it is sold?
A: (Matt) What happens? That’s a great question. I am happy to report that unlike obstacles, which when they are removed from an island, are recycled as obstacle decorations for other players’ accounts in-game, My Singing Monsters, the active selling a monster is purely a game mechanic and that an island’s native monster population is doing its own thing. Not as influenced by the human caretakers of the Monster World in universe as it is in the context of the game. Much like as we discuss that the scale of the island is a lot larger.
A: (Sydney) In my mind, they just go somewhere else that is part of the larger island that we can’t see in-game.
A: (Matt) And that the game is sorta representational of the world of My Singing Monsters.

Q: Does Epic Reedling wear the mask all the time or does it show its true face once in a while?
A: (Matt) So this is an interesting question because it depends on how you consider the actual face of Epic Reedling. We don’t really consider to be a mask. We sorta like the face of a beetle which has that Pakistanis caparisons at all time. Now, you may be referring to a recent social post where the face of Epic Reedling was depicted, but the reason that we wanted to show that is for the purposes of the social posts that we were traveling inside the mind of Epic Reedling and that we were seeing a couple of its thoughts of remembering the chilly depths of Water Island and the stifling heat of Earth Island.
A: (Sydney) If we were to jump into the mind of Monster-Handler Matt, he wouldn’t probably be wearing his hat.
A: (Matt) That’s what you think. That’s just a smaller hat inside of my head.
A: (Sydney) Do you dream of your hat?
A: (Matt) Yes.

Q: Do the Colossals have names as well?
A: If they do, they’re the kind of names that wouldn’t be able to be pronounced by human-tongues and I think the colossals have individual personalities and essences, but I don’t know if we can actually truly understand them to be separate in the same way as we do like you and me because these are colossals, spirits of creation, I think that the boundaries between what is you and what is me is a little blurred when it comes to the colossals, they’re truly an alien form of life. At least as far as humans are.

Q: Will others islands other than the natural islands such as Ethereal, Shugabush, Fire Haven, Fire Oasis, Wublin, Celestial, and Gold get new skins? Or will they only be available on Natural Islands?
A: For the time being, we’re going to be focusing on Natural Islands, that doesn’t mean that Island Skins won’t later be coming to those other Islands, but, I think we’re going to try and mess around with the Natural Islands first. You can’t go wrong with the Natural Islands, they’re like a hub of the Monster World.

Q: Since monsters love eating so much, how aren’t they eating Vegetable Medley yet?
A: (Matt) As the herder of the harvest much in the same way the shepherd doesn’t necessarily let people just come and take their sheep, The Harvherd doesn’t necessarily just let monsters go and take a big bite.
A: (Sydney) Maybe, it has a vine that comes out and snaps.
A: (Matt) Or maybe it has an asparagus-like stalk that comes and bonks on the head that says “Please, do not be eating my body!”.
A: (Sydney) Or maybe all the vegetables just taste bad.
A: (Matt) Delicious-looking but sour-tasting.
A: (Sydney) Kinda like frogs that make themselves taste poisonous or it just taste bad.
A: (Matt) But that look beautiful.
A: (Sydney) Yes.
A: (Matt) To the human eye at least. There might be a similar biological defense mechanism in place there with the Harvherd.

Q: Why do the boosts you get when getting an Island Skin stay even when you switched skins?
A: (Sydney) So, that’s a nice feature about Island Skins that those boosts are permanent whether the skin is active or not.
A: (Matt) Yes. As an example, when it comes time for Plant Island to be redecorated for Spooktacle, we want you to be able to take advantage into celebrate that look of the Island during that Seasonal Event and it would not be ideal if you were locked in that view, in that mode of Vegetable Medley forever. So, the reason that the boosts are always enabled is because that wouldn’t be great otherwise. You have to have for example, Spooktacle, this year, you wanted to enjoy the spooktacular version of Plant Island, but, you also wanted to benefit from the boosts because there are new monsters available. But, you want those boosts to be available all the time, basically, you want to have your veggies and eat them, too.
A: (Sydney) Yeah, we just want to make it more convenient. And so, that touches on a point along on social media was the Island Skins, Vegetable Medley skin, it does not belong changed during Spooktacle. But, if you want the Spooktacle appearance of Plant Island, all you have to do is deactivate Veggie Medley, and there you go. There’s the Spooktacle version of Plant Island.

Q: On regular Plant Island, what exactly is that green substance coming out of the colossal’s nose?
A: Snot.

Q: Will you guys be doing Extra Life again this year? If so, will you play Super Mario Maker 2, and play levels submitted by the fans?
A: (Matt) You heard it here, on Episode 41 of My Singing Monsters live, Extra Life 2019, it’s happening.
A: (Sydney) And that be happening in November?
A: (Matt) That’s right. First weekend of November.
A: (Sydney) So, mark your calendars.

Q: What are your anniversary month plans, any teasers coming up?
A: (Matt) Anniversary month? Never heard of it! Bah! As if we tell you here on the program, we want everyone to enjoy the same time, but I'm not sure if you stay tuned, over this last half of August, there’s gotta be something.
A: (Sydney) I like the idea of asking for a teaser ahead of time.
A: (Matt) That feats the purpose. Does it?
A: (Sydney) Yeah, that’s like the teaser to a teaser.
A: (Matt) They do that, though. They like teaser for the trailer. They do that, but built the hype.

Q: In Epic Reedling’s bio, it says that it can use its tubes to stay warm and fresh depending on the weather. How does that work?
A: (Matt) It is able to collect the toot air and then reprocess it using these specialized organs that circulated around its body.
A: (Sydney) I hope that Eric smells fresh.
A: (Matt) I can’t guarantee that.

Q: Was the Epic Reedling’s mask inspired by anything?
A: I just finished talking to Chris about that, nothing in particular, he says he just wanted to give Reedling a new look, different from its common and rare appearances. And I think that was successfully achieved. Epic Reedling definitely doing its own thing.


Episode #040 - Friday August 9th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/gWZsuhm6UO4
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Rare Phangler Discussion
  • QNA
  • T.R.I.V.I.A. S.H.O.W.D.O.W.N. (Matt VS. Matt Edition)
  • Esca-Lator
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Q: Where is Rare Phangler’s tail?
A: They didn’t need it. Why didn’t they need it? Because they so often treading water at the surface of the water’s edge that is more important than to develop arm-flippers than it is a tail.

Q: Could a Phangler still be able to sing well if it lost its microphone?
A: It could be an upsetting thing if a Phangler lost its microphones because those are literally organs attached to a monster. I think it could be able to sing, will it be able to achieve its iconic echoey synthezoid quality to its sound, always perhaps not.

Q: How strong are the Hoola’s hoops?
A: (Matt) Strong enough to support the weight of most monsters. They are made of a gerbil keratinous material. I know that Hoola’s strength come with their hoops, I think it’s actually although if you drew their spore of their eggs, so it’s something they’re born with, so it’s an organic compound-made either of cellulose or caraton or some monster material.
A: (Mike) Interesting then, presumably, like the Hoola itself. The hoop grows.
A: (Matt) With the Monster. Probably. As you level up your Hoolas in MSM1, they keep growing.

Q: Is Epic Hoola a stage performer acrobat? On Gold Island, it loves to toss its hoop around.
A: I feel like the mischief that Hoolas like getting up to with their hoops lends itself to an acrobatic sensibility. That skillset is helpful for them when they’re playing pranks. We saw some footage, we hadn’t got a confirmation, but we did see some footage last summer of the Preposterous case of the Pesky Prankster that the hoop allowed the monster to get into hard-to-reach places and they can throw it, they can do exciting things. I think it’s fair to say that Epic Hoola and all Hoolas have acrobatics prowess, but as Epic Hoola is pretty good.

Q: Has Epic Hoola performing shows since the first Summersong?
A: Here’s the upsetting ramifications of that question. If Epic Hoola has running private shows from the very first Summersong, which either means, we haven’t gotten invited which is sad and upsetting, or I think it was like really underground like although the monsters didn’t communicate with us, until we thought about it. You don’t want to add too much because you have to turn everyone away.

Q: How can a Phangler breath above water just as well as in the water?
A: Recall that the water of the Living Ocean works a little differently than the water in the Human World because monsters are very comfortably able live underwater hence Water Island. So, whether or not a Phangler can breathe above and below water might be moot in the Monster World since it could appear that monsters are particularly party creatures that have a lot of adaptability, and there are a few places that a monster can’t thrive as evidence from the historical record of things like Space Island and Cloud Island, think of the low oxygen levels up in the clouds. I don’t know, I don’t think I love to find out without a helmet on or something. But, I think in that case, it’s not a matter of being able to breathe above and below water because Monsters can thrive anywhere in the Monster World.

Q: What does Phangler like to eat?
A: (Matt) Phangler when it’s not using its microphones make its sound is not unlike the angler fish of the Human World and sort of has a Rare Maw thing going on where it thinks that it’s sort of luring its prey towards it, but, the prey is food. Now, based on the color scale of the Rare Phangler, what they do is that they’re big fans of pizza. They’re like the orangy red pepperoni.
A: (Mike) I don’t think I could describe pepperoni as orangy-red.
A: (Matt) Well it is in my books.

Q: Can you give us a foreshadow something about Epic Punkleton?
A: (Mike) WHAT?!
A: (Matt) BAH!!!
A: (Mike) EPIC PUNKLETON?! WHAT?!
A: (Matt) Listen, just because we’ve discovered 4 (now 5) Epic Seasonals, there’s no guarantee that there’s going to be an Epic Punkleton. It could just be that there’s a common and a rare. What an interesting and exciting change that could make.
A: (Mike) Especially, when you think about that, the Epics came out before before Spooktacle. Maybe, Epic Punkleton should’ve shown up.
A: (Matt) You thought. The Epics were discovered in September of 2018 and Spooktacle came and went with no Seasonal Epic. Now, of course, Yool, Schmoochle, Blabbit, and Hoola were discovered there after. But there’s no guarantee, you raise a good point.

Q: Can Phangler eat a Scargo?
A: It makes me worry. But, I don’t know how Scargo could be freak out, they’d be going, “Please, don’t express an interest in eating snails because I’m like a snail.”


Episode #039 - Friday August 2nd, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/6O5HDxSAckM
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Mike and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Mike

Topics

  • Bisonorus Discussion
  • Bisonorus Concept
  • QNA
  • Meet the Monster-Handlers: Sound Edition
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Q: Could Dipsters be possibly like gremlins? Where if you feed them after midnight, they turn into a Maulch?
A: That’s very interesting because they were hanging out at Clubbox. Now, if I had to guess no. They’re not like gremlins and that if you feed them after midnight, they’re not gonna turn into Maulch. They were all hanging out because there’s a minded appreciation between the two. They’re both down to Earth and I think they’re just like you tend to hang out with people you have in common with.

Q: If Glowbes have to ability to make music with their lights, what kind of instrument do they sound like?
A: (Eric) Personally, I think they sound like a calming synth pad to add a whimsical feel to the island.
A: (Mike) That’s exactly what I’m gonna say.
A: (Eric) He answered his own question. I think it’s an excellent answer. I also leaned towards a xylophone, something that has a sense of lights turning on.
A: (Mike) You know what I think? I think of in Close Encounter of the Third Kind where the lights on how they communicate with the light and the beeps. They just feel very synthy.

Q: Is Bill considered a Monster-Handler?
A: (Mike) Bill’s a Monster-Handler.
A: (Eric) Bill’s a great employee, he does a lot of things here but I think anything you do here is basically considered a Monster-Handler.
A: (Mike) I played tennis with Bill a couple of times before. Multi-Talented Mammott.

Q: Is the Mirror Bill a human?
A: We’ve never seen a mirror Bill. I don’t know. Regular Bill’s a Mammott. I don’t know why the Mirror Bill might be a human.

Q: How do the Celestials go to DJ Epic’s party and Was Galvana there? Because it might be a reunion of some sort.
A: (Eric) I don’t think we have the answer to how they get there.
A: (Mike) It seems that everyone in the Monster World.
A: (Eric) Now the thing is, I imagine it was a huge event. There’s a good chance that monsters were there and didn’t run into each other or it could be a great reunion.

Q: Who wins in a relay? Mammott or Drumpler?
A: (Eric) I merely tend to say Mammott but Mammott was not the most acrobatic.
A: (Mike) If we’re talking miles, I think Mammott wins.

Q: How early is Hoola able to get up to play pranks?
A: (Mike) It depends on a prank if you need set up.

Q: Will BBB considered designing Fan Wraps to make a DJ Epic Bumper Stickers that got plastered everywhere?
A: I think it’s a good idea as the unbyus creator of that logo. I think it’s a good idea.

Q: Is Rare Floogull a nice guy and How does it treat its friends?
A: He’s great guy and it treats its friends great. Even Hoola, too. And if there’s some hurting feelings over anything, I’m sure that Hoola can mend them very quick.

Q: Where do Monsters throw away their trash? Do they have any?
A: I don’t think so, the Monster World’s pretty spicable comspand. It’s a waste-free environment, reduce, reuse, recycle. Do the Monster way.

Q: Why is Epic Hoola look like it comes from the 80’s?
A: The 80’s were a chill time.

Q: What are Furnoss’ thoughts on leap years? This is because Furnoss is a February Celestial.
A: Technically, Furnoss might lose a day.

Q: Will you put More Monsters in MSM?
A: There will be more monsters in MSM.


Episode #038 - Friday July 26th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/edg5BVFj-FI
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Epic Pango Discussion
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Epic Pangoroni
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #037 - Friday July 19th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/FJEZj6wNi1Q
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Epic Hoola Discussion
  • Summersong 2019 video breakdown
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Two Truths and a prank
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #036 - Friday July 12th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/cC1IUkG-CIQ
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Bisonorus Nickname Contest Winners
  • Epic Shellbeat Discussion
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Bisonorus Prediction Monsterpieces
  • Bisonorus Egg reveal
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #035 - Friday July 5th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/pAZORRTVhZw
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Karen

Topics

  • Rare Floogull Discussion
  • Off the Beaten Path Contest Winners
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Feverish Foragers
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Bisonorus Reveal
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #034 - Friday June 28th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/V5QlbtPBVi4
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Mike and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Mike

Topics

  • Epic Congle Discussion
  • Off the Beaten Path Contest Winners
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Monster Kitchen: SANDwiches Edition
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #033 - Friday June 21st, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/eIcooM3lfV4
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Fire Oasis Discussion
  • Fire Oasis In-game Exploration
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Monster Tile Memory
  • Fire Monster Comparisons
  • Off the Beaten Path Contest
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #032 - Friday June 14th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/IO_GshVnmwE
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Mysterious Video Discussion (BAH!)
  • Epic Quibble Discussion
  • Epic Quibble Fan Bios
  • QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Monster Imponster
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Episode #031 - Friday June 7th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/Ud7OcSTbqNU
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Supernatural QNA
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Wublin Tier list
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece
  • Blooper Reel

QNAs

Episode #030 - Thursday May 30th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/h3KWJRKxk7A
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Sydney and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Epic Spunge Discussion
  • Behind The Scenes Q&A
  • Quick Questions Videos
  • Meet the Monster-Handlers: Test Edition
  • Stumped Trivia w/ Human-Expert Eric
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

QNAs

Q: What do you use to record monster songs? Do you record using live instruments or do you use included samples?
A: It’s a mixture of both. Some of them like the castle’s bass lines were recorded using the actual instruments, others are created using synthesizers and various plug-ins. Whenever possible we like to use real instruments, but they’re not always musical, nor is it always the sound that we’re specifically going for. So in some instances, we always want more of a synthesizer or a tech sound. But in some cases, we do use real instruments.

Q: Who did the voice of the adult celestials [Attmoz, Glaishur, and Plixie]? And also, Who did the voice of Blabbit and Punkleton?
A: (Sydney) Well, you might be surprised to know that they were all done by the same individual. And that is, My Singing Monsters composer: Dave. Dave, super multi-talented comes to voices. So yeah, they’re all Dave. If you’re wondering, “Who do I think voice that monster? And it doesn’t sound like a distinctly female voice.” It was probably Dave.
A: (Eric) The odds are good.
A: (Sydney) The odds are good. Monster-Handler Matt, of course, also did many monster voices.
A: (Eric) Now, I will say that in the recent “Following the Trail” video, Blabbit was voiced in the behind the scenes look by Monster-Handler Chris who does an excellent Blabbit personage.
A: (Sydney) Who knew? I didn’t know that.
A: (Eric) That’s right.
A: (Sydney) Oh my goodness Galvana gracious.

Q: What was the team’s favorite song to develop?
A: (Sydney) We talk to some people and the answer we have is Tribal Island. Because we splurged a little bit and we rented a studio in town to record all the parts and you can watch part of the process in a video on our YouTube channel.
A: (Eric) That was the other video I was thinking of when I said “There some instrumentation in there I believe.” It was definitely recorded.
A: (Sydney) Go check that out on our YouTube channel. Our Tribal Island Behind-the-scenes.

Q: What instrument was used for creating Dawn of Fire Scaratar sound? If is was a synthesized sound, What process was used for creating it?
A: The answer we came across is Synthesized sitar. But in terms of our process, we don’t want to share all of our secrets. We don’t want anyone to making these exciting monster sounds.

Q: What do you use to animate and design the monsters?
A: (Sydney) We spoke to our artists and they said we use different programs for the different games. For My Singing Monsters and My Singing Monsters Composer, we use Adobe After Effects, and For My Singing Monsters Dawn of Fire, we use 3DMax. So that’s in terms of animations. But in terms of designing the monsters and the art for the monsters, I believe it’s mostly Adobe Photoshop.
A: (Eric) I do believe that’s the program they use the most. I’ve dabbled a bit in the After Effects files for videos, it’s the intrusiveness are wild. It’s really impressive. It’s really something.
A: (Sydney) Yeah. We’ve some really talented animators. And I think some of the animations are only getting better which is great. I love some of the epic seasonals animations. Epic Seasonals. I wonder if the next one of those come across our paths.

Q: How are Rares and Epics made?
A: (Sydney) Rares and Epics are designed in different ways. For Rares, we set ourselves a creative challenge back in 2014 when they first appeared which be to use the same sprite sheet as the common form of the monster. So, sometimes that means in terms of new sprites, there were sometimes limited. So we developed a tinting system where we would take the existing sprites and recolor them so that they look different. That’s actually how Rare Spunge on sale this week in the Rare Solo works. For Epics, we use a brand new sprite sheet so we’re able to stretch our imaginations even further to come up with new shapes and colors for the special forms of the monsters. So that’s part of what makes Epics even more epic than Rares is that they get their own special sprite sheet, where as Rares kind of share with the common form which presents interesting creative challenge to our artists.
A: (Eric) And they basically explain a bigger jump from normal to Epic vs Rare.
A: (Sydney) Yup. Exactly. And I think our artists really rise to that challenge with making some really exciting Rares. Can’t wait for you guys to see the next Fire Rare that we’ve been on the trail of.

Q: What inspired the design of the Dipsters?
A: (Sydney) So, the sound effect itself is what inspired the Dipsters design. We were trying to figure out what a monster might look like if it only made a short staccato sound every once in a while and then realized maybe it’s hiding out of sight. From there, we were inspired by moles and earthworms but want to give each Dipster a unique head design inspired by the natural world.
A: (Eric) Wasn’t that nice? It makes sense because they just dip up for a second. Dip Dap Doe.
A: (Sydney) Dippin’ down. That does make sense. It makes more sense than I thought.
A: (Eric) Makes more sense than the food dip. Which was I was going to make a joke about earlier.
A: (Sydney) That Monster Kitchen was...I don’t want to think about it.

Q: What game engine do you use to make My Singing Monsters?
A: (Sydney) A question we get very often.
A: (Eric) It says here, we actually use our very own Proprietary engine called HYDRA. A nice thing. Maybe that has something to do with that. Maybe there’s a lot of background processing. I’m not going to pretend to be homers in programming. Or maybe I will.
A: (Sydney) Expert programmer. The #1 programmer boy: Monster-Handler Eric.
A: (Eric) Don’t throw that title around.
A: (Sydney) We have some programmers who’ve been here for 14 years.
A: (Eric) It’s crazy. I gotta say though, very helpful when we get these questions to have people who were right from the start of this game able to tell us everything.

Q: What is the process of creating an island in the original game?
A: The process of creating an island in My Singing Monsters starts when determining which monsters go on that island based on the elemental configurations of each island. Only certain monsters with certain elements can be present and then their combinations decide which other monsters will be there. As the example: We knew a lot of monsters that are going to Water Island based on the available elements, Air, Plant, Earth, and Water. So we knew which instruments and voices will be used in the song. Next, it was up to our composer, Dave to write the music itself and program which parts will play when different combinations of monsters were on the island. Then, the animators would animate the monsters playing their own parts. In terms of designing ad itself, the Island has a sprite sheet just like the monsters, so it was up to the creativity of our artists to envision how the island’s elements would influence its appearance. Air Island has the steampunk goggles, Water Island has the snorkel, Composer Island has the powdered wig, etc. It’s a multi-step process. It takes a lot of types of talents to make an island.

Q: How long does it take to make one original monster? That includes designing, sound-making and animating.
A: (Eric) I’m actually interested in this. It only gets to us in our department after its not finished but well on its way.
A: (Sydney) Yeah, we usually see it when almost the full monster’s complete, and then we may not hear the sound until its in-game sometimes.
A: (Eric) Sometimes, it gets a sneak preview for videos, because I need to know if there’s a way to sneak it in and maybe tease people with it.
A: (Sydney) Right. Sort of, like Incisaur when snuck in its sound in our mini-reveal.
A: (Eric) Right. But I never really get to see them connected, almost until the last minute. I actually get very interested and says “I hear it’s coming out”, I start looking at Twitter and YouTube, and I go like “Can’t wait for someone to post it.”.
A: (Sydney) Sometimes, you guys see it before we…
A: (Eric) That’s right!
A: (Sydney) Some monsters take longer than others. The sounds come first, and then the artist can get started on designing the monsters themselves. Dave is pretty soporific and can turn out the first draft of an island in as quickly as just one night. He’s a very talented composer. Then it’s passed off to the artists. Wublins were done very quickly about a week per Wublin from start to finish, But other monsters like the Incisaur in Dawn of Fire took a lot longer as we want to make sure that the first new Fire monster in over a year looked at its absolute best. And I think it can also be affected by how complex the instrument is, so Incisaur was based off of a Vibra-Slap I believe. So, that’s kind of interesting instrument to try to be inspired by. It varies basically.
A: (Eric) I think the important part of the answer is that we take the exact amount of time we need to make sure its the best that it can be. It’s hard to say exactly how long one takes because it really comes down to exactly how much intrigue detail it needs, how can we unlock a monster’s full potential for the players to enjoy.

Q: Who do you think was the most difficult monster to make overall?
A: (Sydney) This answer makes a lot of sense. The answer is Wubbox. Programming the new mechanic took a lot of time to program a test and animating a monster, its power up state, its idle animation, and various musical parts was a huge undertaking, which is why the Wubbox was released on each Natural Island one at a time instead of a big roll-out. If you ever sit there and watch the Wubbox doing its dance, it's so complex.
A: (Eric) I was just looking at the Wubbox file with the co-worker recently and there’s a lot going on.
A: (Sydney) That was definitely one of our most impressive animations but fitting of a challenging monster to get.

Q: How and why was My Singing Monsters was created? How does this idea popped up?
A: We knew we wanted to make a game in a world builder genre. But we also knew we wanted to do something different that leveraged all the companies musical ability. We’ve already done Thumpies at that point and wanted to revisit that mood and so we created My Singing Monsters to highlight music instead of just collecting them. You breed them, you feed them, but what’s special is that you listen to them sing.

Q: Can you put all the monster voice actors one day on those My Singing Monsters credits and the Dawn of Fire credits or can you give us a list of the voice actors?
A: Funny you should ask. Something we’re planning on doing is updating out credits to include all of the people who ever worked on the game even though they're no longer with the company. However, so far as I know, there were only about 5 to 6 people who do all the voices, so the existing list might already be accurate.

Q: BigBlueBubbletv, How did you choose the elements of the monsters?
A: We tried to use the major elements that you see in a lot of fantasy titles. WE did make a conscious choice to go with Cold instead of Ice or Snow, and we know that sometimes trips people up. I think ourselves included the oddtime. So that’s why we joke around with names like the Coldglowbe instead of Snow globe and Cold man instead of Snowman. It’s the Monster World, it’s crazy, anything can happen, Snow can be Cold. What a wild switch.

Q: For the Monsterpiece time, how do you choose the ones that appear and the ones that don’t and also with monsterpiece Monday?
A: (Sydney) I’m the one typically gathers all the monsterpieces up and I do that every single day and when it comes for My Singing Monsters Live or Monsterpiece Monday, I go into our huge archives and there’s multiple things that go into making the choice. Of course, what we’re looking for is Monster pieces that show a lot of heart, creativity, you don’t have to be Leonardo Da Vinci to get your Monsterpiece featured, it’s okay if it’s a drawing in your notebook as long as it really shows creativity.
A: (Eric) Although, if you’re Leonardo Da Vinci, and you have fan art, please #MyStreamingMonsters.
A: (Sydney) It can be simple drawing but if it shows heart, it shows a sense of humor, creativity, that earns you bonus points. If it’s relevant to the topic of the episode coming up, we diffidently show those like today we have some Epic Spunge Monsterpieces that I’m excited to show you. And we also try to mix up where we find Monsterpieces so we just don’t do “It’s just Twitter Monster pieces today.” It’s just everywhere. And we try to mix up the artist that contribute to, so we try to mix some of our veteran fans and artists along with some new faces all the time. If you haven’t been featured yet, it’s just like questions where we’ve been collecting all of them and we keep them all and our archive of monsterpieces go back to months and months.


Episode #029 - Friday May 24th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/B6puAzASnMU
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Eric

Topics

  • Fire Rares Discussion
  • T-Shirt Vote Winner
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Spicy Sydney
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

Episode #028 - Friday May 17th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/mdVYtv-DCgk
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Michael
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Monster Classification & Taxonomy Discussion
  • T-Shirt Vote
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Breeding Restructure Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

Episode #027 - Friday May 10th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/nbsDzekgpro
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Monster Symbiosis Discussion
  • Instagram Photo Contest Winner
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Mind Control Drawing Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composerpiece

Episode #026 - Friday May 3rd, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/n1jJe62MnOc
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Eric

Topics

  • Ethereal Discussion
  • Ethereal Update Preview on My Singing Monsters Composer
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Monster Kitchen: Plasmic Ooze Edition
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composer Song

Episode #025 - Friday April 26th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/RtJcLh77_PY
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Out of Season Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Twist Then Shout Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composer Song

Episode #024 - Thursday April 18th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/XsbI-AQhu3M
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Following the Trail: Part 2 Discussion
  • Epic Blabbit Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Sketchy Suspects Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composer Song

Episode #023 - Friday April 12th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/GT_owrXEdU4
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Epic Scups Discussion
  • Fling-A-Thing Artwork
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Epic Cups Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composer Song

Episode #022 - Friday April 5th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/I8F2qZtE5Yo
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Following the Trail Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Who's That Egg? Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Weekly Composer Song

Episode #021 - Friday March 29th, 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/VxhWZuUaypA
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Eric

Topics

  • Incisaur Nickname Contest Winners
  • Questions
  • Stumped Trivia
  • Incisaur Prediction Monsterpieces
  • Weekly Composer Song

QNAs

Q: Why did you decided to call it Dawn of Fire?
A: (Matt) When we were deciding on what we want to do after My Singing Monsters, the next big installment in the series, we knew from the very beginning that we wanted to do something that was a prequel. That sort of establish another time period in the chronology of the Monster World. As a bases of knowing it was a prequel, we wanted to explore words that indicated the start of something. So there are several words were bouncing around and then we settled on Dawn because we thought that it sounded suitably magical mythical mysterious and…
A: (Sydney) Sounds very epic.
A: (Matt) It does sound very epic. And of course, the other thing that we knew we wanted to do when we were making Dawn of Fire back in the day was include the conspicuously absent element of Fire and then open up the monster family tree to a whole new series of hybrids. So, it was simplest combining those two and “Fire Dawn” sounds weird, so we did “Dawn of Fire”. We flipped it around and the rest is history. That’s how we came up with the name “Dawn of Fire”.

Q: Does Matt have any lore, thoughts, or theories about the “Enormous change” happening when a Baby Yelmut becomes an adult?
A: When the young Yelmut matures and becomes an adult, the enormous change is that… one of the changes that we can observe is that the decorative headgear of the Yelmut becomes a little bit more weathered, a little bit more scuffed-up. There’s a little bit more ornamentation to it. And the physical form of Yelmut changes as well.

Q: What’s up in Space Island? The monsters can breathe up here and for some reason their music can’t be heard. What kind of magic might be taken place?
A: (Matt) Magic indeed, or is it the science of the Monster World. So recall that the Monster World isn’t taking place somewhere far far away from the human world, it’s in another dimension of the multiverse.
A: (Sydney) Our laws of Physics don’t fly there.
A: (Matt) And that’s right. Flight specifically might feature in because there is a little bit of low gravity on Space Island for sure. You can see that in some of the monsters’ animations that it’s almost like they’re lifting off the surface that they’re standing on. But, Space Island in the Monster World would appear somewhere up in the cosmos. And it’s not guarantee that the physics or of hospitable out there will be different than the conditions that we have here in our dimension.
A: (Sydney) It seems it would be odd to me for there to be a place in the Monster World which is a very musical world where music couldn’t be heard.
A: (Matt) That’s a good point. It would appear that it is like a intrinsic part of everything. The very fabric of that universe is connected to nature and the universe.
A: (Syndey) In the human world, we breathe air, oxygen, we needed to live and it seems like in the Monster World, music is the very fabric of the universe.
A: (Matt) That’s a good point. So that’s the answer to that it works a little differently. Hence, there’s a little bit of Monster World science/magic at play.

Q: Did Matt voice Oaktopus in DoF as well?
A: Yes I did. But of course, when we were trying to age down some of the monsters and introduce their young forms, there was a little bit of post-production at work and I remember originally we wanted to push that even further but then the concern that we had was that the monsters were sort of losing their unique sounds. So, while there’s a little bit of effort made to sort of pitch the voices a little higher to suggest that they are a little younger, we ended up not going as much as we originally planned to but yes, I did in fact, voice Oaktopus in DoF as well.

Q: What inspired you create Repatillo the cutest monster in the Monster World?
A: Originally, the code for Repatillo before we had decided on either an appearance or a name for the monster was Firedrums. We had the sound, the distinctively percussive sound of Repatillo ready to go and then was just a matter of the artists designing what sort-of-like surface would make sense for a monster to have. And it’s interesting that it’s claws are sort-of like a single nail, a single claw. Sort of like a hoof situation on a horse. It could be said that Repatillos are perissodactyls. That is to say they only have an odd-number of toes on each foot. It was simply a matter of creating some sort-of surface for the Repatillo to play on and then we thought it would be cool to combine a reptile and an armadillo. And the rest is history. And notably, the Repatillo was the first monster that we ever did in a nickname contest for in DoF. And also a reptillian kind-of monster.

Q: What is the development history of Dawn of Fire? How did you choose the artstyle?
A: (Matt) We started working on DoF in 2014.
A: (Syndey) And My Singing Monsters came out in 2012.
A: (Matt) That’s right. And then Dawn of Fire ended up coming out during September of 2015. But, We started working on it...might’ve even been Early 2014 but we knew we wanted to do another game in the My Singing Monsters series. In terms of choosing the artstyle, because it was a game that was going to be built in a different engine, in a different game engine than My Singing Monsters, We wanted to explore a different visual style, a little bit more lush, a little bit higher contrast in terms of the light and the shadows. And then there’s deeper shadows and brighter highlights. We really wanted to in the artstyle, communicate the idea that this was bright and shiny and new and provide a little bit more texture and detail of the monsters than we seen in My Singing Monsters up to that point. It was clear in our minds the entire time that we wanted this to feel like it was a little bit more high-tech than the era that My Singing Monsters took place in, and we wanted that to be reflected in the artstyle as well that this was the glorious golden age of the Monster World that this ancient civilization predated everything that took place in My Singing Monsters. So that’s what inspired that artstyle decision.

Q: Where did Kayna discover Incisaur’s painting? Kayna has DoF graphics in the teaser. So it’s in the past. Is it in the Wondermine, Cave Island or a new island?
A: (Matt) We very astute of you to notice that the Kayna that appears in the video is in the DoF art-style. But, for continuity sake, it is, in my mind, Kayna [Present Day] discovering the ancient cave drawing of Incisaur. But we made a deliberate choice use the DoF graphics to make sure the people knew that this was content that was coming to DoF.
A: (Sydney) So it is present day Kayna finding the cave painting of Incisaur and where is that Cave painting?
A: (Matt) That cave painting was part of the cave network that is beneath Tribal Island that presumably, through some long underground subterranean means connect to Fire Haven. So, there’s a little bit of artistic licence that was taken there to depict the reveal because the cave painting’s a great way to reveal resemblance of a monsters’ appearance but not exactly how it’s going to appear. Because the paintings are painted themselves. Artistic interpretations of the monsters. So it’s current era Kayna looking at the cave painting bringing the painting back to life with the power of fire.

Q: I just notice this today, but is the Floogull supposed to be a reference to the band Earth Wind & Fire? It’s elements are Earth, Air, and Fire and it sounded like a trumpet which they do incorporate in their songs.
A: This is in the business that we like to call “A very happy coincidence”. I don’t think that there was a concerted effort to make a reference to Earth Wind & Fire either than the fact that they’re a great band and that who doesn’t like grooving to “September” among other great songs. Just a happy coincidence that the Floogull’s trumpet-like sound coincides with many of the horn arrangements that appear in Earth Wind & Fire songs. So, a happy coincidence but when we’re especially happy that exists.

Q: Where do Repatillo, Sooza, Deedge, and Tring get their Plant element from? I have a bit of idea for Repatillo and Tring, but for the others, I’m completely lost. I don’t see where their Plant aspects comes in.
A: (Matt) An important thing to remember about hybrid monsters. Even if the triple level, never mind the Quad-element level, is that the complex combining those elements and variably means that some traits come more to before than others. So, even though something like a monster’s appearance might not necessarily reflect being covered in vines or having leaves on them. It doesn’t mean that the monster doesn’t include some aspect of a plant quality to the consistency of their Fur-thers or of the way that they interact with water and sunlight.
A: (Sydney) Yeah, even just how they connect with their elements in nature.
A: (Matt) So, there are lots of non-physical ways that a plant-element phenotype can be expressed.
A: (Sydney) Yes, ensure that not every plant hybrid is going to have vines or leaves.
A: (Matt) That’s right. Deedge in terms of the special ice boomboxes that it has…
A: (Sydney) is really showcasing one specific element.
A: (Matt) Yes, and Deedge has a long time associated with the element of Cold specifically as being the boss of Cold Island. So, it makes sense for that to come out in a more prominent way but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plant in the mix. Because once you mix’em all together, becomes a homage in it’s mixture.
A: (Sydney) It’s like baking a cake where you put all the ingredients and when you bake it, it doesn’t come out as “Oh, this part is flour, this part is egg” it comes out as a whole thing.
A: (Matt) Great analogy, Sydney.

Episode #020 - Friday March 22nd, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nw72i8Suuk
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Incisaur Reveal
  • Questions
  • Meet the Monster-Handlers: Artist Edition
  • Broadcast Interruption from the Mirror Dimension
  • Stamped
  • Monsterpieces
  • Weekly Composer Song

Q&A's

Q: What do the bubbles mean in the Spring Composer teaser?
A: Well, I think that explaining everything on a teaser takes the magic out of it! But, I’ll mention the bubbles are originate from a very specific place in the Monster World and is a clue to what special significants might mean. I’m not anything definitively.

Q: Where and How do Rare Clambles make their armor?
A: They make their armor from reforging the cast-off plates that the common Clamble usually use. A common Clamble will… Well, Rare Clambles are slightly different from their coloration, there’s a bit of different color, then they use their special color of plates to reforge them into armor. And those plates are occuring the Clamble grows and it’s part of the Clamble’s anatomy. When those plates are cast off, it instead of tossing them or donating them to some other use, they instead reforges them.

Q: Do Epic Cybops love digging or do they use their shovel for other stuff?
A: (Matt) I think, if I ain’t mistaken, the Epic Cybop uses it’s shovel-tail to stop itself when it’s ziplining from one place to another. It’s sort of the CLANK thing that’s sort of a drag-fin, it drags it on the ground and that slows it down. That’s my theory based on what we understood on the ziplining technique of Epic Cybop.
A: (Mike) They’d be neat on plowing fields if ziplining back and forth.
A: (Matt) Perhaps, they can use it on agrovating culture. NAH!!! They’re the lords of laziness, the sovereign of the sloth, the MASTERS OF immobility.

Q: Why is the Living Ocean living?
A: It’s the Living Ocean because it is distinct from the ocean of the Human World which is just salt water, the quality water…
A: (Mike) thought you’re going to say it died.
A: (Matt) It didn’t died!! However, the water itself of the Monster World has a special properties and that is what qualifies that is the Living Ocean. It is not just the regular water that you might be familiar with, it has a little bit more going on, a little bit more of special sauce. It still looks similar to water, it’s living.

Q: Can Glowbes hear? If not, how do they stay in rhythm?
A: So, we previously mentioned that Glowbes come from a silient realm and that’s why they don’t have anything to contribute to the monster song in terms of sonic contributions, and studying the anatomy of a Glowbe, it’s sort of looked that there aren’t ears, I think in keeping with their tunement to light, they’re very perceptive when it comes to vibrations. Who knows, they might be able to see vibrations. So, where listening suffers, they might had augumented sight and they might be able to see stuff similar to X-Rays or infored, or ultra-violet waves, and they be able to see soundwaves when they’re traveling through the air. So, that’s how they keep in time with the song of the islands.

Q: What does Potbelly scent similar to?
A: Corn chips. Well, Potbelly’s not unlike the Epic Cybop or themselves not neccisarily the most active monsters, they got a ponch, a bit of a gut, unlike the Rare Potbelly, Cybops sort of had a conr chip scent.

Q: Which Ethereal should Matt go Golfing with?
A: I’ve been patient on the question, it’s above my answer. And it’s totally in line with the Harmonic Scales Promo this weekend, I should definitely go golfing with Rare Dragong! Because Rare Dragong is able to heat up its foot plates and it achieve a little bit of lift. So, instead of a Golf Cart, I can just go from hole to hole riding on a back of Rare Dragong whic I think is sort of a stylish way to travel.

Q: What does Bellowfish’s crystal inside of its stomach mean? What does it do?
A: It powers the Exo-suit. It’s what used to power the mind link between the Bellowfish and its mechanical arms.

Q: How does one bake Ice Cream? Is there a cold setting?
A: You have to remember that it’s the Monster World. There’s a bit of weirdness happening and so where’s the traditional way of making Ice Cream doesn not neccisarily apply in this circumstance to the baking of Ice Cream in the Monster World because I know it’s a long-standing question of why is Ice Cream during DoF is crafted. That’s just the way is goes. Perhaps the consistancy of those paticular Ice Cream is separate because there are no cows in the Monster World. So, the consistancy of the Ice Cream itself, is not neccisarily a Dairy Product. In fact, I can tell you definitively it ain’t a dairy product. It’s a veegonal alternative. The Monsters are really into plant-based stuff. It’s part of the world that they live in.

Q: During the creation of the game, were the monsters designed first or did the music designed first?
A: (Matt) Having involved in 2012 and this was an exciting time for me because I wasn’t a Monster-Handler yet. Dave Kerr invited me to listen to some work that he’d been doing for a new idea, and he written all the parts, he has a lot of ways of making fantastical worlds come to life and that’s true of My Singing Monsters, and the music’s composed first and then the monsters were designed to fit those voices. That’s definitly how it was in the beginning. These days, they’re sort of working in hand to one another. There’s a whole crop of monster concepts that we have in a big vault at BBB and there’s new music’s been composed.
A: (Mike) Think that you’re able to get your hands on the vault.
A: (Matt) The Vault! Hmmm… All those monster ideas and sounds. Very intysing.

Q: Do Fwogs love kisses?
A: Of course. Maws love kisses, too. Fwogs being the amorous monsters that they are, definitly are into that.

Q: How does eating shard work? Are they healthy for growing the Monster on Tribal Island or it does compared to eating a cake or big salads?
A: So the way Tribal Island works in term of what you’re feeding your monsters whic can be either treats, coins, or shards, has less to do with a little consumption of the goods and more of a stock piling of goods. It can be understood that the success of the Tribe and the individual monsters that fed to their respective levels is based on a prosperity of the tribe itself. You’re in-game feeding your monsters being represented of a tribe and it can be more seen of the idea of a stock-piling resources and this is sort of a very prosperous rich tribe.

Q: Are Wublins made up of mostly artificial parts that resemble natural parts or are they made up of more natural materials?
A: This question sounds familiar, I’m not sure that we’ve replied to it. I’ll quickly repeat the answer just for someone who missed the episode and didn’t know the answer. The answer is neither and both! Wublins are being animated by the spark of life, part of a Supernatural energies of the Electricity of the Wubbox helping to give them life, the energy from Monster Eggs that are zapped to it, they’re a combo of living parts and mechanical parts, sort of a bio-mechanical being if you will.

Q: Has the Rare Reebro gotten a chance to visit Celestial Island? How does it feel for the Celestials?
A: Rare Reebro’s one of the monster who’s witnessing the descent of Starhenge through the Monster World sky before it made landfall on the surface of the Monster World itself and it, of course, thus Celestial Island’s formed. To my knowledge, Rare Reebro’s not yet ventured back through a portal back to the world of the Prime Reality, because despite the fact that Rare Reebros can equally can inhabit Air Island. So far as I know, they created their special telescopes once they’re in Ethereal Island. So, Rare Reebros that were witnessing through their telescopes, the descent of Starhenge, I don’t think they had a chance to visit Celestial Island. There Haven’t been lots of visitors on Celestial Island. It’s still comparably new in the timeline of MSM, although in a couple months we’ll be coming up on a 1-year anniversary of Celestial Island.

Q: How does a process of biggifying a monster worked?
A: Biggification is inspired in part by a blessing that the colossals are able to distow upon the denizens atop of their heads, the monsters, of course, it’s sort of to a gift that the colossals impart as sort of a magical gift for Monsters to reach and double their normal size. Now, the specific mechanics of how biggification works, I ain’t sure. There’s a lot of kooky science happening there or is it more to magic? I don’t know. But, we do know that it is a gift from the colossals to the denizens of the Monster World in thanks for bringing their songs back to life and to be more to that because the Colossals, in name and in spirit, are the massive entities and so the monsters doubling their size in sort of come a bit closer to the Colossals.


Episode #019 - Friday March 15th, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO6VJJrzrfY
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Karen

Topics

  • Contest Entries
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Monsterpieces
  • Winning Contest Entry by @rock_on_riff
  • Weekly Composer Song

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #018 - Friday March 8th, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-OisSbN9dQ
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Karen

Topics

  • Monster Digestion Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Monster Kitchen: Splice Cream Edition
  • Monsterpieces
  • Weekly Composer Song

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #017 - Friday March 1st, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_C3yNxN81w
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Eric

Topics

  • Music Video Contest Announcement
  • Galvana Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Constellation Consternation
  • Monsterpieces
  • Big Blue Bubble 15 Year Video

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #016 - Friday February 22nd, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPqnulLF65g
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Mike

Topics

  • Composer Update Discussion
  • "allll notes" Test Song
  • Fan Song Monsterpieces
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Composing with the Community Activity

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #015 - Friday February 15th, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP4vML0efxM
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Eric

Topics

  • Werdo Discussion
  • Werdo Analysis
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Charades Activity
  • Season of Love Letter Activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #014 - Friday February 8th, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzpf-WmtDQ
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Mike

Topics

  • Contest Winner
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Nickname competition activity
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight

Q&A's
Q: Who thinks of all the nicknames?

Q:How do you pronounce "Schmoochle"?

Q: Was Bill named after one of the Mammott nicknames in-game?

Q: Are Monsters' species names their last name?

Q: What does the Monstrous language sound like?

Q: Is Rare Quibble's nickname "Evelyn & Evelyn" a reference to the album "Evelyn & Evelyn"?

Q: Do you look at players' Monster nicknames?

Q: Does every Quarrister head share a nickname?

Q: What's the inspiration for Epic Fwog?

Q: If Epic and Common Fwog slap paws, is it a high-four or high-three?

Episode #013 - Friday February 1st, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzpf-WmtDQ
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Eric

Topics

  • Schmoochle concept art
  • Epic Schmoochle reveal discussion
  • Epic Schmoochle Nickname Contest
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One activity

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #012 - Friday January 25th 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEUg-dr8q5E
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Eric

Topics

  • Monster Technology discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Reebro's Invention Convention
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #011 - Friday January 18th 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEUg-dr8q5E
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Eric

Topics

  • Dipsters discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped
  • Monster Kitchen
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #010 - Friday January 11th 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ivq2gEw2M
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Mike

Topics

  • Monster Moment #10 - Glowbes
  • Monster Moment #9 - Starhenge
  • Monster Moment #8 - Rares
  • Monster Moment #7 - Shugabush and the Seam
  • Monster Moment #6 - Wublin Island
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Monster Moment #5 - Epics
  • Monster Moment #4 - Celestial Island
  • Monster Moment #3 - Wubbox
  • Monster Moment #2 - The Continent Crumbles
  • Monster Moment #1 - Fire Haven
  • Monster Multiples
  • Fan-Voted #1 Monster Moment

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #009 - Friday January 4th 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLza4ec6Mo
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Mirror Island Questions
  • T.R.I.V.I.A. S.H.O.W.D.O.W.N.
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #008 - Friday December 28th 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eL5ukNGbY
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Year In Review Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped!

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #007 - Friday December 21st 2018

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJgUXYriYUQ
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Karen

Topics

  • Epic Yool Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped!
  • Picture This
  • Yaytide Greeting Card Contest Results

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #006 - Friday December 14th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/350509892
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Monster Makeovers Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped!
  • Monster Makeover
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Present Opening

Q&A's
Q: How are baby Reedling and Scups discovered? Did they reveal themselves or what was the case?
A: (Matt) That's an interesting question.
A: (Eric) We don't have a video like we did before.
A: (Matt) That's right! So the experience of the monster-handlers discovering monsters in Dawn of Fire, obviously, for players playing Dawn of Fire. It is a real-time experience, You're there on the Continent during the era of Dawn of Fire. So we like to imagine that when new monsters become available in-game, the analog for the experience of the monster-handlers who discover them is basically we finally found some historical evidence that they existed. So in the same way paleontologists upon discovering a fossil "Ah! This is a new species of a dinosaur or an ancient life from the planet Earth." Sort of a similar simulation. Although, happy to report that we're not discovering fossils when it comes time to researching new forms of singing monsters, It's more like footprints or old other telltale science. We truly don't know the lifespan of singing monsters it could be that they provided that they are fed up to reasonable levels is indefinite. I don't really know. But the way that Reedling and Scups were discovered in Dawn of Fire was "We finally had some concrete evidence that they existed." and so then they spring into being at the same time in the experience of players playing MSM: DoF.

Q: Why is Scups so energetic in Dawn of Fire?
A: (Matt) We thought it would be fun!
A: (Eric) That's a great answer.

Episode #005 - Friday December 7th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/347248431
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Festival of Yay and Seasonals Discussion
  • Questions
  • Monster Kitchen
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #004 - Friday November 30th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/344165879
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Furnoss and Celestials Discussion
  • Questions
  • Stumped!
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Questions

Q&A's
TBA

Trivia Showdown + Sneak Peek - Wednesday November 28th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/342254738
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Mike and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handlers Matt and Eric

Topics

  • Q&A
  • T.R.I.V.I.A.S.H.O.W.D.O.W.N

Q&A's
TBA

Island Spotlight - Monday November 26th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/342254738
Video Hosts: Monster-Handlers Mike and Matt
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Island Spotlight
  • Q&A
  • STUMPED Trivia

Q&A's
TBA

Episode #003 - Friday November 23rd 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/341386568
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Fire Haven and Fire Element Discussion
  • Questions
  • Hot Pepper Challenge
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Stumped!
  • Questions

Q&A's
TBA

#TBT Thanksgiving - Thursday November 22nd 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/341386568
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt, Karen, and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  1. TBT Concept Art
  • Questions
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Stumped Trivia

Q&A's
TBA

Fire Haven Release Party - Wednesday November 21st 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/338839151
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Q&A
  • Fire Haven Reveal


Q&A's
TBA

Fire Haven Reveal + Q&A - Tuesday November 20th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/338839151
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Sydney
Chat hosts: Monster-Handler Mike & Eric

Topics

  • Q&A
  • Fire Haven Reveal


Q&A's
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Episode #002 - Friday November 16th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/337947571
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Cave Painting History Discussion
  • Questions
  • Monsterpiece Spotlight
  • Stumped!

Q&A's
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Q&A Special - Tuesday November 13th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/335525912
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Mike
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Technical Issues
  • Q&A

Q&A's
Q: Matt: Which Monster in MSM is most like you?
A: A little of my personality is infused in each of the Monsters that I have lent my voice to - half of Mammott, Oaktopus, Potbelly, Fwog among them - but one that fits my personality most, I think there might still be something on the horizon that best captures the experience that is Matt. If I had to answer right now, I would say Common Oaktopus, just because that raspy, old man of the forest, fits me. The Potbelly sounds the most like me at rest.

Q: Does Rare Cybop idolize the Rare Jellbilly, they way Common Cybop Idolizes the Common Jellbilly?
A: Rare Cybops march/hover to the beat of a different drum. They're far more interested in transfiguring their bodies to look like very ancient cave drawing of early Cybops - that perhaps were from DoF, not sure as Cybop hasn't been discovered there yet - and don't have the same sort of relationship as Common Cybops/Jellbillys.

Q: Is Ethereal Island submerged under water?
A: It is not under water, but it is very alien - appearing more as if it is in space - but has an atmosphere, gravity, and there are bubbles, ruled by physics we can't quite explain.

Q: What is it like inside a Castle?
A: Based on second hand accounts, we know that as they are upgraded, extra luxuries are added - plumbing, slime pools, personal assistants, personal sound systems, etc.

Q: Who would be your pick of Monster roommate?
A: (Mike) I like pizza, so Epic Noggin - who has baked one - would be my pick. Or Pango, we would look cute together and it would like the cold up here in Canada!
A: (Matt) Quibble - because I love the sound, and because it would be entertaining to listen to/settle the two heads' arguments. The Jeeode, would also be good, harnessing the power of the Crystal element to see all facets/sides of a situation to better understand it.
A: (Sydney) I'd live with Tweedle, personally. Could make its extra feathers into a featherduster.

Q: What was the first Fire element Monster after Kayna?
A: Flowah.

Q: Have any Monsters ever considered making a sweater from Woolabee's wool? A: It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest!

Q: Can you do an impression of Monsters you did a voice for?
A: Oh, sure! (watch stream to find out)

Q: Where does the Skyship go?
A: When the Skyship leaves we lose contact with it, and we don't know where exactly it goes. It must be making deliveries elsewhere that we have not yet discovered.

Q: Will any new Monsters come to My Singing Monsters: Composer?
A: Since Launch we added the Dipsters and instrumental Rares (with different tunes from their Common counterparts). We're sure there's more to discover, we're working on it!

Q: Do some Flum Ox prefer to walk over float?
A: I think it's easiest for them to keep their feet free to grasp things, instead of for walking. I think they all float in favor of walking.

Q: If you could become a Monster for one day, which would it be?
A: Matt: Dwumrohl. Just because I, myself, am a drummer. How great would it be to have that many arms to play a drumkit?
A: Mike: Any Monster that can fly.

Q: Are the Breeding Structure/Nursery plants?
A: I think it has hardy plant infrastructure that can withstand various biomes. It's almost like a tree house. There are aspects of them that are not part of the plant.

Q: What is Screemu's paint made of?
A: Screemu must be sourcing the materials for the paints from elements on Wublin Island itself as Wublin Island is so isolated.

Q: Is it possible for a Tweedle to perch on your shoulder?
A: I suppose it depends on what level of Tweedle it is. If it's a young Tweedle like in DoF, maybe. But an adult / at full size, they're more akin to the size of an ostrich, so probably not.

Q: How were the Celestials made?
A: Generally speaking, they weren't made by anyone; they sprang into existence. Hornacle came from the depths of the living ocean, so it's almost like the ocean made it, etc. The bios in the DoF game has more information!

Q: Do the Celestials make the Monsters?
A: The majority of the Celestials (11/12) do not create life that we know of - with one notable exception, which if you read the bios, you will know which one. (editor's note: Galvana)

Q: Will the Thumpies game ever be remade?
A: BBB made a Thumpies game before MSM, which was a rhythm game in the Thumpieverse. We haven't supported the game for a long time, and right now there's no plans to revamp the game, but let us know if you'd like us to revisit this!

Q: What is 'the living ocean'?
A: It's the name we've given the ocean in the Monster world because of its unusual properties. If you check the bio for Water Island, you'll learn more!

Q: What do you think is explored more, the Human ocean, or the Monster world ocean?
A: The one landmark we know of inside the living ocean is Water Island - it is very unexplored! The human world oceans also remain largely unexplored. But if you thought the human world's oceans were unexplored, they've got nothing on the ocean of the Monster world.

Q: Which Monster is the smartest?
A: I'm gonna have to say Reebro - there's no better way to check that it's smart than to notice that it's a big brain! I think Rare Reebro is even more intelligent.

Q: Would you rather adopt a baby Riff or a baby Spunge?
A: Matt: No offense to the cuteness of baby Spunge, but I would adopt an adorable young Riff.
A: Mike: That's okay, I will adopt the baby Spunge.

Q: How do Quarristers eat? Who tastes the food? Do they all share the same digestive system?
A: We know that Quarristers are a collection of unique creatures that fuse together because of strength of numbers. So presumably, they all have their own digestive system. But because they are fused, it could be that the food is shared between them.

Q: When is Those Singing Monsters supposed to air?
A: We don't have information on The TV show based on MSM that we can share just yet.

Q: Do Dipsters make homes under ground or on the surface?
A: The natural habitat of Dipsters is deep underground. The ones placed on the Islands have been brought to the surface.

Q: What happened to Epic Entbrat's hair?
A: Many of the traits of a tree apply to Entbrats. Epic Entbrat enjoys being indoors, and so photosynthesis doesn't occur as much, and so not as many, strong, leaves sprout.

Q: How far the Islands from each other?
A: The Natural islands exist in the same dimension of reality. Gold Island and Ethereal Islad exist in different realities. Wublin Island exists in the same reality as the Natural islands. They are all very far away from each other.

Q: Why did Scups look like it had flutes at first?
A: This was just an early look before Scups was finalized. It was always determined to make a toilet plunger sort of sound, but how that was released had not yet been decided. (editor's note: check out the Concept Art page)

Q: Which rare monster despises their common cousin?
A: None!

Q: Will PS Vita exclusives ever come to the regular game one day?
A: Unfortunately, due to our agreement with Sony, the Vita-exclusives will not be coming to My Singing Monsters.


Trivia challenging Monster handler Matt Q: When were the Rares discovered?
A: Matt: The Rares were discovered early October 2014.
A: Mike: It was October 6th, 2014!

Q: How many servers does it take to run MSM?
A: Matt: The only time I've interacted with the servers is when (A) I broke them, (B) shooing away a Furcorn that's been chewing on the cables. This is not a field that I'm familiar with - my guess would be 8 servers.
A: Mike: Close! It was 12

Q: How many Monsters were in My Singing Monsters: Dawn of Fire 1.0?
A: Matt: I would say 29
A: Mike: It was 27!

Q: How many ice cubes does Deedge have?
A: Matt: 14?
A: Mike: 11!

Q: How many steps does it take to reach the end of Galvana's constellation?
A: Matt: 20 steps
A: Mike: stumped again! 24 steps

Q: Who was the first Rare Monster to ever be discovered? (A) Rare Noggin, (B) Rare Furcorn, (C) Rare Wubbox, or (D) Rare Jeeode?
A: Matt: I'll do you one better, I'll tell you in which order they were discovered: Furcorn, Noggin, Wubbox, Jeeode.

Q: How many numbers and letters are in Friend Codes?
A: Matt: 2 letters, and the numbers depends on how long you've been playing. The shortest I believe is 4 digits. They're, to an extent, randomly assigned.
A: Mike: Very technical, we may have go get back to this.
A: Mike (after checking): 4 minimum, 8 maximum numbers right now.

Episode #001 - Friday November 9th 2018

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/333733274
Video Hosts: Monster Handlers Matt and Eric
Chat hosts: Monster Handler Sydney

Topics

  • Epic Maw's discovery and release
  • Stream introduction
  • Epic Maw background design information
  • Early Monster discovery by Dr. Wardin E. Spurritt
  • Q&A
  • No-hands Pie eating contest
  • Fan art

Q&A's
Q: Will we ever see Dr. Wardin E. Spurrit?
A: He was notoriously shy and no photos of him seem to remain.

Q: Why can't Epics be transported to Shugabush Island?
A: Shugabush Island has a lot of Legendary energy, and the Legendary element is connected to the Human world. The Epics are most at home on the Natural Islands as they evolved, in isolation, in the Natural world. They were also only recently coaxed out of hiding they're content to stay on the Natural Islands. They may be able to visit Shugabush Island in the future.

Q: Are there going to be Rare Wublins?
A: There's no evidence right now that Rare Wublins exist, but should they come to be they may be a collaboration between Wubbox - who created the Wublins - and Rare Wubbox, or just by Rare Wubbox on its own.

Q: Have the Wublins explored other Islands?
A: Wublin Island was deliberately chosen by the Wubbox to be isolated from the other Islands. Because of the Electricity coursing throughout the Island, it is surrounded by a storm system. Getting to and from Wublin Island is a very difficult task. While the Monster Handlers aren't sure there has been no travel, the Wublins keep to themselves for now - other than possibly messaging / pen pal relationships with other Monster, and they strive to make contact with other Monsters - but they are unlikely to leave their Wublin Island home beyond visits.

Q: What's is different/better about Epic Monsters?
A: What is better from a game play standpoint is that their Coin production rate and their Max Coin is much higher than their Common or Rare variants.

Q: Will Epics be introduced to Composer Island?
A: Composer Island has no Rares yet, which is interesting - they're just not sure!

Q: Will Epics have the ability to breed with other Monsters?
A: Because they are so unique evolved, as of right now, they cannot breed. There may be some future promotion where such an ability is unlocked, or may be discovered after all Epic Monsters have been discovered.

Q: How do Maws usually act? (compared to the Epic that nommed the camera)
A: They are mouth-y and tongue-y. Because these are their only sensory methods, they usually greet you with their mouth first. They are instinctively curious, friendly, and a little 'extra'.

Q: Does Blabbit like Halloween (Spooktacle)?
A: We're not sure what they do outside of their seasons. We know that some of them are migratory, we know that Yool travels by comet, that Schmoochles are migratory who travel in flocks who can go for extended periods of time without landing, and Blabbit travels by the bubbles that they form. But the Seasonals have an affinity for each other, which is why they're excited to be reunited on Gold Island. So yes, Blabbitt likes Spooktacle.

Q: Are you working on a new Castle upgrade?
A: As we all know the gold-colored Paradise Castle is the top-most tier Castle currently available. With the discovery of the Epics, we're running out of space - even with the recent Hotel upgrades, and wanting to have more Monsters available on the Island. The question is - ho do we go beyond Paradise Island? That's something they're trying to figure out.

Q: Why are Entbrat plushies no longer for sale? I didnt discover MSM until after they were no longer available. I got a Mammott but i want an Entbrat!
A: We are working with the company [Commonwealth Toys] on a new line of My Singing Monsters plushes, featuring more Monsters than ever! Until those are ready, we have slowed down production of our current plushes, such as Entbrat.

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