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!
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You know, you'd figure eventually I'd get a hang of the whole "personal tradition" thing. You'd figure.
Dec 2, 2020 11:03:35 GMT -5