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!
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm about to start on my next review video. I'll use the same 1080p-in-1440p format (so that the caption is separate from the game clips), and I'm wondering if I can make better use of the left and right edges. I probably can't think of anything though.
Oct 15, 2022 0:53:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apologies for my silence lately. I have a lot going on IRL right now.
Oct 17, 2022 8:32:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm not busy or anything, but I don't really have anything substantial to say either. I'm in Fire Emblem mood now, playing Warriors 3H and really looking forward to Engage, but I'll save discussions for later.
Nov 24, 2022 9:41:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also in case people don't read Nester's Twitter, his issue is that he has lost Internet connection after moving to a place no ISP seems to serve.
Nov 24, 2022 9:43:48 GMT -5