Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rebuild of Elmer Studios, year three

A year ago, I said I was surprised that we made it to two years of the rebuild. This year I’m surprised not that we made it through another year, but rather by looking at the numbers. We’ve now done ninety-two ‘episodes’ since we re-started. That’s something like sixty percent of the original Elmer Studios run, but in less then sixty percent of the time that it took. And when you realize that the average episode is much longer then in the original run, that makes it even more impressive.

Of course, there are a number of caveats to that which have had the effect of speeding up our production rate. While the micro-chunking process has been a fantastic success (our productivity has been boosted to an insane degree thanks to the process), it’s not the only reason why we’ve been so active this last year. Thirty MSTings is a good year for anyone, after all

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Episode 292 - Zoids: Chapter Two, chapters 1-4

Episode 292: Zoids: Chapter Two, chapters 1-4

In case we hadn't hammered home the point that she's the greatest thing alive, here it is again.

A fanfic about an obnoxious, stupidly over-powered girl who is the center of everything, that everyone fawns over and is rock stupid and yet constantly praised while also having a fire-themed nickname? No, it’s not another chapter of Girl On Fire, but you may soon wish it was. Instead it’s the adventures of Ami “Firecat” Fakejapanesenamiyama, a Zoid warrior so dedicated to her giant plastic robot cat that she had an artificial tail surgically grafted onto her own body. And yet, on discovering this fact, nobody backs away slowly from the obviously dangerous madwoman, but instead decides to restructure their whole lives so that she can be the heart of them. Plus throw in evil stupid people being evil and stupid for the sake of it and an opposing team who’s strategy is to let the other guys win, and you have something that’s like Kevin, only a girl and a furry!


Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Episode 291 - The Sister of the Spider

Episode 291: The Sister of the Spider

It's hard to be inspiring or majestic while stuffing your face with a breakfast pastry, but dammit he's going to try.

Meet Gabrielle. No, I don't know why. Truth of the matter is, she doesn't really seem to do much. After all, she's definitely not Spider-Man's long lost sister, and is most certainly not the (supposedly) dangerous new supervillain Blackarachnia, no matter what the cameras say. Although she apparently is the Avenger's new house guest, Captain America's new girlfriend and the Red Skull's new science project. But she's got friends (who she hates), an adopted family (who she abandoned) and a whole team of superheroes who love her against all reason and probability. Some come on down and see The Sister of the Spider, and while you're at it, have some bacon waffles.


Riffers: Dan, Maya Gold, Celena Harte and Tsuneo Tateo
Written by: Zogster

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Episode 290 - Storm Force, parts 2-3

Episode 290: Storm Force, parts 2-3

Grizzled, emotionally-crippled combat leader John Storm kills spider men with his robot arm to make a better world for all malformed subterranean geniuses!

When you're building a team to take on high-risk assignments fighting against the world's most dangerous terrorists, you want to ensure that team has a foundation of trust and reliability. You want to make sure that it's members can trust each other and will have each other's backs at all times. But since this is Storm Force, that's not what happens. No, instead we prove how much of a manly man John Storm is by having his team members try to kill him and face the inevitable retaliation while not at all evil supergenius Mole looks on in approval. It's insane, it's suicidal, it's self destructive and it's all fun and games in this tale of man versus mutated spider goon! So grab your ninja sword, get on your Concorde and go save some guy, already!


Riffers: Rebecca Bartley, Natasha Isavia, Mat Simmons and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Rick R.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Episode 289 - Dead to the World, chapters 10-15

Episode 289: Dead to the World, chapters 10-15

Once again, suck it up, murder princess.

Warning: Contains explicit sex

You know what’s a good way to bulk out your fic? Constantly repeat the same scene. You know what’s a good way to bulk out your fic? Constantly repeat the same scene while adding a smidgen more to it each time. You know what’s a good way to bulk out your fic? Constantly repeat the same scene while adding a smidgen more to it each time that doesn’t actually reveal anything. You know what’s a good way to bulk out your fic? Constantly repeat the same scene while adding a smidgen more to it each time that doesn’t actually reveal anything but still serves to make your character look impossibly good. You know what’s a good way to bulk out your fic? Constantly repeat the same scene while adding a smidgen more to it each time that doesn’t actually reveal anything but still serves to make your character look impossibly good as they never suffer a single consequence of their actions. That and teenage party games. Sure, there might be something about random rooftop people, but who cares when you can bulk out your fic?



Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 2015 Update

The last few months have been an interesting couple for Elmer Studios, as can be plainly seen. The unexpected offer of a collaborative MSTing, while awesome, also managed to shoot our schedule all to hell and back. The end result is that we’ve had a lot more B-Team episodes of late then main ones. And even our B-Team schedule slipped, as the Rick R. half of the team took a break for the incredibly fun guest cast.

However, we’re not only back on schedule but we’re looking incredibly good for some time to come. Eps 289, 290 and 291 are in various stages of progress as I type this, and that’s not all. Due to some incredibly generous donations, we’ve got up to episode 308 planned out, and we even have some ideas for after that. Plus, even then, we have a sizable amount in the Strategic Badfic Reserve. And even then, that could go even further depending on how B-Team plans go, as well as a few items that we’re currently looking at.

Even after a top-up, donations are always appreciated, either by comment or emailing us at elmerstudios00 (at) gmail.com. Have a badfic itch to scratch? Then let us know!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Episode 288 - Dead to the World, chapters 1-9

Episode 288: Dead to the World, chapters 1-9

In the Future Tokyo criminal justice system, the people are protected by two separate and equal groups. The Enforcers who apprehend the criminals, and the unknowable machine superintelligence that pronounces them guilty. These are their stories.

Doink-doink

In a world where control and the conflict of individual free will versus the good of society of a whole is a major theme, it’s clear that the best sort of character to explore these ideas is a super-special snowflake loligoth who the entire cast bends over backwards to accommodate. Enter Mikazuki Satsuki, she of the gold-silver eyes, skater dress, elaborately described bedroom and a crime coefficient that suggests that at any moment she could engage in acts of genocide or, at the very least, ruin Christmas. But when the Future Police are confronted with a mystery that, ooh, a five year old could have solved in minutes, she is indispensible to not only screwing up the whole situation and making it worse, but for being congratulated and rewarded for it afterwards. That’s right, It’s a law enforcement vacuum, where the law enforcement are the central cast!


Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.