Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 27, 2007 22:33:18 GMT -5
The three Toads watched as the Dialga flew through the air with Luigi clinging onto it for dear life. As the pair impacted Bowser's airship, a plume of dust and smoke enveloped the shenanigans, adding to the already hazy view.
"I can't see! What's happening?" the first Toad said.
"Maybe they're all dead, and their guts and stuff are splattered everywhere!" the second Toad said.
"I'm not cleaning it up," the third Toad said.
"What's-a going on here?" a light, familiar voice said behind them.
"Mario!" the three Toads said in unison, spinning around, "Er...Mario?"
Mario stood before them wearing a Hawaiian shirt, Bermuda shorts, and a bright red face.
"Mario," the first Toad repeated, "what happened to you?"
"I got-a really bad sunburn. I can-a barely move."
"You gotta help us!" the first Toad said, "First, this big monster started tearing up the town!"
"Yeah," the second Toad said, "and then Bowser showed up in a totally pimped out airship!"
"And then that pig-thing came," the third Toad said, "And Luigi's right in the middle of it! Do something!" The Toad grabbed Mario's sunburned arm.
"GYAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mamma-mia, that hurts!"
"We're all gonna die!" the three Toads moaned melodramatically.
"Settle down," Mario said, "Don't worry about-a my brother Luigi. He's-a gonna... That is, he can... Er, he's-a very... tall. Hmm, maybe I should-a call the Plumber's Union."
"No time for that!" the first Toad said, "Look!"
The haze began to clear in the distance, and a figure emerged...
Post by Old Man Rupee on Dec 29, 2007 5:26:52 GMT -5
OK, our last name is Flip!
Here's how we're gonna work the ending: after Flip's had his go, I'll allow people to sign up for another draw, or if new people want to join then that would be the time. I'm already aware that Nester wants another go.
Then when we've sorted all that out, I'll do a draw of everyone who's already taken part, and that person will have the heavy task of finishing the story.
You've got until next Saturday Flip! Have fun!
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Mario held his hand over his eyes and squinted, mimicked by the three toads by his side. The figure they saw looming in the haze was none other than the saurian monster they just witnessed Luigi driving into the belly of the doomship, but where were the others? Dialga flexed its neck and hovered effortlessly above the ravaged town.
"I just don't get it, guys. They were there a minute ago!" said one of the three toads, shocked. "All that's left is a wisp of smoke and that... that... thing."
"It's like some sort of metal bodied dragon. It's indestructible! And did any of you notice the way its body looked when Luigi landed that blow? Like it was crying out in pain?" said the second toad.
"M-m-more like a ROAR of pain," shivered the third.
"Well, whatever it sounded like it was creepy," nodded the first toad nervously. "Mario, what do you think? Is it... plotting something? It just sort of sits there, hovering."
Mario, of course, was crouched in the fetal position muttering to himself about Luigi and cranberries or something like that (this author's too lazy to recall), but he stood up suddenly to point to the sky. "Hey, lookie there. It's-a not normal. The sky... She's-a transparent! Like a window!" And sure enough, the four bystanders peered up to witness a dark haze appearing behind Dialga where the doomship once flew. An image of destruction and devastation rocked the sky. "What... what is-a that?" shuddered Mario, frightened by the strange illusion appearing in the sky.
Dialga cracked its neck and looked down at Toad Town with its head at angle, then straightened up. As its body shimmered in the sky it began to flash blue and a great power welled up inside. The four heroes stood back, uncertain. And with a burst of sound that awoken even the sleepiest of Rip Van Fish, Dialga let out another roar as it rocketed towards earth.
But in a flash--an instant--Dialga disappeared. When the four uncovered their faces from the fear of imminent doom, the world around them looked different. Toad Town was deserted, scant banners and cloths strewn about the wreckage. The sky was cloudless and the air smelt of sulfur. There was nobody around.
"Guys...," said the middle toad. "I don't think we're in Mushroom Kingdom anymore." He sheepishly held up a hand and pointed to the sky. A lone helicopter buzzed far overhead, pink and incredibly non-aerodynamic. Strange flying creatures filled an area of the sky way off in the distance. And the familiar Toad Town waters were thick with muck, while foreign noises like writhing fish were heard bubbling below. And beyond the sights, following the toad's finger, was another vision to behold.
Arching above the once thriving town was a castle--but it wasn't the one the heroes were all familiar with. The smallest toad stepped backwards in awe and tripped, while Mario set into a low growl. Flying high above their beloved kingdom was a new banner: KOOPA!
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nocturnal YL: Guys, guys! I can't believe what I found in Zelda 1! The game features an Elimination Mode that for some reason not many talked about! I wonder if it's fun? (Don't actually try it.)
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nocturnal YL: Hey, I can edit shoutbox posts! This is already better than Twitter!
Jul 23, 2020 8:33:38 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: It seems like Cadence of Hyrule should be more popular than it is. Are people put off by the rhythm aspect? Or the randomly-generated maps?
Jul 24, 2020 14:01:59 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ Might warrant its own thread, but I think mixing rhythm and other genres usually resuls in gameplay too difficult for many. I can't handle it well either, judging from my scores in Dedede's Drum Dash.
Jul 24, 2020 22:46:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ For me personally, it simply hasn't been considered. It's a download-only game (until now) from a series I'm unfamiliar with and didn't feel like trying out.
Jul 24, 2020 23:02:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Ironically, I did create a thread for Cadence of Hyrule, but then deleted it thinking there wouldn't be any discussion on it. Maybe I'll go ahead and make a new one.
Jul 25, 2020 8:58:56 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Something to bear in mind about the shoutbox if you’re not already aware: It doesn’t show up on the mobile version of the forums. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but it can make it difficult to get into discussions for mobile visitors.
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Shrikeswind: Also the more obvious character limit issues, and the format not really being conducive to longer-term discussion. It’s useful but limited; threads definitely still have their place.
Jul 26, 2020 1:45:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: (Honestly, Proboards mobile is pretty bad in general, but...)
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Shrikeswind: I’m aware. I’m typing this from my phone. I’m just pointing out that, for people who aren’t aware or who may be casually checking in on their phone, the shoutbox won’t be visible on
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Shrikeswind: Is there a Discord for NinDB, by the way? It’s very popular with them there young’ns these days, so it might help activity.
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Nester the Lark: There is no NinDB Discord. There was a brief discussion of it a few years ago, but nothing ultimately came of it. I rarely use Discord, myself.
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Shrikeswind: Hm. Seems like it might be a good idea if activity picks up. Not to be a pessimist but I do have my doubts that'll happen though.
Jul 29, 2020 3:00:10 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Okay not a Nintendo topic but I kinda need to talk about this because I just learned it and it's a thing so bleh.
Aug 2, 2020 23:44:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You remember Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, right? So apparently, 5 year old me was incapable of discerning male and female in non-humans, because *apparently* there's a female gargoyle, and the goat's a boy.
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