Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rebuilding Elmer Studios - Matt

As noted in an earlier ramble, the rebuilding of the B-Team and somewhat whittled down its numbers. Two of them were seen as redundant, while another was seen as largely incompatible with the new continuity, to the point where rebuilding them would make them into a completely different character. However, the new B-Team plan called for a one-to-one replacement for ‘main’ characters, but now faced a distinct numbers shortfall.

The solution? Create a new character.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Episode 215 - Robotech Defenders #1

Episode 215: Robotech Defenders #1

Pointless exposition must be some sort of bizarre, ingrained, solar system-wide cultural trait. They have to exposit whenever an opportunity presents itself, regardless of the appropriateness of the situation.

Buried in the depths of licensed comics hell, lost to the mists of pre-Crisis DC comes Robotech Defenders, the part of the franchise that has nothing at all to do with the rest of the franchise and will never be mentioned ever again. Instead, what it is amounts to a festival of eighties sci-fi clich├ęs as a team of one-dimensional token aliens search for giant robots left behind by the Precursors to fight a race of Space Kobolds who have the power to telekinetically explode your head. And if that actually does manage to make sense, well, you’re doing better then me and I own the damn comic. Still, it has a Pterodactyl, and that makes everything better.

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

Friday, October 19, 2012

Episode 214 - Rebuild of DELTA, part nine

Episode 214: Rebuild of DELTA, part nine

Considering that NERV seems to consist of four staff, four pilots, two rooms and no weapons, an eight-man ship makes perfect sense.

The pilot's barking mad and the emergency systems are fitted rectally, but what's there to worry about? So what if the ship's completely untested and we're all untrained? And so what if our pilot doesn't know what he's doing or our flight path takes us through the sun? So what if the fate of all humanity is resting on this insane mission that has been organized and run with less oversight than your average school fete while heading to a previously unknown world, travelling out far further than any prior human experience? Tom made some cheap jokes about his arse, so it’s all fine.

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

Episode 213 - The Starwatcher Legacy

Episode 213: The Starwatcher Legacy

Hooray, it’s quest dialogue! Come to save us from the ambiguous characters and their poorly defined relationships!

For Some fanfics, Original characters are what's really important. And for this Star Wars: The Old Republic fanfic all you really need is to drop some OCs in and let it go. Oh, sure if you're the indulgent type you could introduce or define them, and if you really must you could give them something to actually do besides run through quest dialogue and repeat each other's lines, and yes if you're one of those crazy types who wants readers to get something out of a story you could make a piece about their relationships actually include relationships. But really, all you need is a half dozen identical characters, the city of Seattle, random wandering Sith, one million Colicoids, Doc, Quinn, the laughing monkey and Jedi Master Freddie

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