Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Rebuild of Elmer Studios, year six

Sadly, once again year six of the Rebuild of Elmer Studios was a slow one, with a mere twenty episodes completed (another one is in progress as I type this). A big part of this slowdown has again been real life and related matters; I admit we’ve been dragging on things, and that there’s a definite bottleneck that needs to be addressed. The good news is that, even after the next episode, we’ve got enough material for the next eight or nine episodes after that, and that’s before B-Teams.

Of course, even accounting for the slowdown, we achieved a lot in the last year. Fictive firsts, returns to old favourite authors, a prominent rebuild (now with greatly expanded content), the end of certain long-running fics and a dramatic expansion of a pet project.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Episode 361 - Coalition War Story, chapters 4-6

Episode 361: Coalition War Story, chapters 4-6

Gee willikers, that nuclear-powered death robot is neat-o, mister!

After months of standing around in a city and killing anyone who looks at him funny, it’s time for our designated protagonist Sam to head into the field with his squad of genetically engineered murder dogs (and psychic fire bats. And maybe some monkeys). Once there, he’s going to do all sorts of stuff in the name of protecting his facist, skull and robot-loving homeland. Things like indiscriminately kill innocent people, dig up graves, steal cars, dump his girlfriend, feed prisoners to dinosaurs, go skinny dipping, have a random crossover, feed dinosaurs to dinosaurs, get edited out of history and use the very people he’s supposed to be protecting as bait for monsters. (So he can kill them too!) Throw in some more gun porn and you have more of Sam’s amazingly unheroic adventures in whatever it is he does. (I have no idea, really)

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

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Episode 360 - Coalition War Story, chapters 1-3

Episode 360: Coalition War Story, chapters 1-3

Then I scanned that guy with my brain and one of the dogs bonked him on the head. Then I scanned the next guy with my brain and one of the dogs bonked him on the head too.

Meet our designated protagonist Sam Brady, your average monster hunting psychic vampire in the service of a post-apocalyptic fascist state obsessed with skulls and robots. That’s right, it’s a Rifts fanfic (Although if you thought it was anything else after that description, I’d be worried) about the lives of the ordinary men and women who fight the good fight against alien invaders from beyond alongside their teams of monster-sniffing genetically engineered dog-men (really). But it’s not all fun and games as the fic takes time out to deal with such complex issues as who has what laser gun, how bats work, if you can teach people to set things on fire with their minds and the gripping world of entry visas and consumer electronics shopping. All that and gun porn!

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