Friday, May 31, 2013

Rebuilding Elmer Studios - Celena

Celena Harte was the second member of the B-Team to appear in the “classic” Elmer Studios era. While popular, her she also had her share of problems. However, in her case the issues came less from character and more from utilisation. And while the new approach to the B-team solved a lot of those problems, it was still good to take a look at the character and see what could be done with them.

It seems to have worked. So far, Celena has put in as many “modern” appearances as she did classic, with more on the way.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Episode 235 - The Legacy

Episode 235: The Legacy

If the chase scenes in
Consider Phlebeas or the hospital hallway battle in Hard Boiled or even the final battle between Superman and Doomsday had stopped for people to list all the plastic toys involved, they would have been so much better for it.

What could be worse then Badfic? How about Badfic of a Badfic? If that thought doesn’t scare you off, then you might just be ready for The Legacy, a fanfic based on the ‘fantastic’ Dark Spiner series. (If it does scare you off, you might as well stop reading now. Trust me, it gets worse). Set an indeterminate and oft-fluctuating time period after the last fic, this one doesn't so much genre shift as it genre lurches drunkenly across the street and falls down in a puddle of its own vomit. What starts as a simple sports story turns into a grim and gritty war drama as armies of Plastic Robot Dinosaurs clash against each other in an epic struggle between two poorly defined powers! New characters are introduced and swiftly forgotten as the day is saved by a random nameless person! Bad guys make ineffectual plans that come to nothing! Siege gets a new origin that doesn't involve dinosaur poop! And some other stuff! I think!

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Episode 234 - Green Lantern Regenisis and Spider-Girl Begins

Episode 234: Green Lantern Regenisis and Spider-Girl Begins

We can pretty much assume J. Jonah Jameson will call her a menace.

More Green Lantern Regenisis! That’s right, it’s time for Cassidy to go to school with Haley at her side. And what makes school complete? How about an ineffectual and one-dimensional bully to go with her one-dimensional friend? How about an utterly pointless cameo to justify the fic? How about the return of the killer who – wait, those aren’t Cassidy’s parents! No, they’re the parents of Vanessa Thorne, an almost identical character in an almost identical fic, just with Green Lantern scratched out and Spider-Man scrawled in crayon. But never fear, fans of Gruud; there’s more Regenisis too! In fact, it’s the bit that should have been in the last one, but is on top of this one instead. Just be sure to stick around when Green Lantern Regenisis is done, because then Spider-Girl Begins!

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

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rebuild of Elmer Studios: The Terrible Secret Of Space

For a long time, it was assumed that the original, "raw" version of Delta Invasion was lost. Pulled from the Interweb by it's author as it "no longer represented his vision for Evangelion" (though the fact that it had become a byword for Bad Fic might have helped) and hosted on a now-dead Geocities page, it was generally assumed that Delta was long gone, and that this was not a bad thing at all. Various Delta-related projects from a TV Tropes Entry to a dramatic reading and even our own Rebuild of Delta were based on reverse-engineering of our original MSTings. This, naturally, resulted in a lot of creeping errors; between our own terrible original formatting, the need to remove riffs and the sorts of things that can filter between the cracks in the process, there's a lot of room for error.

Until now.

A black magic ritual performed with some half-remembered URLs, a crappy version of Firefox, and the entrails of a goat yielded something amazing and yet terrifying, something that must be shared with the world in one of those "group up to reduce the damage" mechanics. I give to you, the terrible secret of space: the original, raw, un-MSTed Delta Invasion.

Click the link, of you dare.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Episode 233 - Recollections of a Tekkaman

Episode 233: Recollections of a Tekkaman

I'm glad these new characters had such a detailed and memorable introduction to avoid confusion.

Did you know that pouring liquor onto sensitive electronic equipment may harm it? If you did, then you’re one step ahead of Brandon, frontier cartographer and the alleged hero of this newest fic. However, while he may be the hero, the real star of this fic is the mighty and enjoyably evil Tekkaman Shrapnel, all around nasty person and eater of kittens and puppies on toast with vegemite! Armed with a vast array of contrived-as-the-plot-needs-them powers and deadly cheesy dialogue, Shrapnel is set to carve a path of destruction across some remote corner of Canada or something. Throw in a bunch of random run-ins and a team of Zoanoids (No, really) and you have something that might just resemble a fic! Or not!

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