Halloween in March

Back around August of '06, I made an aborted attempt at joining the Internet world and posting my garbage out there. Kicking it off was a thread made in the wrong forum section which was more or less a sales pitch for this "comic," which is about something, I guess? I didn't make a habit of keeping notes.

The good folks at SPPF thought my description of this series "sounded like all the worst elements of anime, manga and soap operas blended into one horrible soup" (to brutally paraphrase, as the thread was deleted, I think.) I don't need to tell you they were right.

Comic transcript

SCENE: EXT DUOTONE VOID, NIGHT - An abyss of gray and green attempt to signify that this is "outside" somehow.

NARRATION: halloweeny!

SCENE: INT WHITE VOID, NIGHT. Even though we know through kontext that this is night time, the white void does this scene no favors. A panoply of abominations against spritekind line up to frazzle the viewer.

BODHI: I'm dressed up as a fighting-school-honor-student girl with a kick-ass sword!

SOTHOS: I'm a fighter-dude with no weapons!

THE ENTITY: And I'm the all evil and powerful lord of the chimp underworld so bow down to my awesome power or feel my power of chimpyness!

BEAT PANEL. Everyone else is visibly horrified.

SOTHOS: No, you're not.

THE ENTITY: I knew I shouldn't have let you guys choose my costume...

SOTHOS: Let's see if everyone we invited is here... That Umbreon who's always getting hurt, scared as usual and is here, so, CHECK!

UMBREON: Something is out there to get me, I know it!

SOTHOS: Mari-nui the talking rock, being stupid as usual, Check!

MARI-NUI: Mama-mia! Sucha great-a partay!

SOTHOS: That Larvitar named Incrediboy who always seems to bite people, and his friend, T-Rex, standing in one pose as always! Check! And Fatpika the Pikachu! Awww... He's so cute! As normal, Che-

EDITORIAL KOMMENTARY: None of these characters have any bearing on the greater FTLFW mythos nor have they appeared in many strips outside of the year in which they were invented. They are abominations. It is best you not worry about their fates.

BODHI: YOU INVITED MY FAT PIKACHU?! HE'LL EAT EVERYTHING THERE IS!

SOTHOS: But he's so cute!

THE ENTITY: I've expected Bodhi to do something like this, not you!

SOTHOS: Well, anyways, we still have fun stuff to do! Guests can play Dunk for Boulders! Or pet a villainous parasite at Pet a Villainous Parasite Cage!

THE VILLAINOUS PARASITE: hisssss...

BODHI: Ah, Sothos, I don't think those things will be great for the party...

SOTHOS: Why not?

BODHI: Well, first, the Dunk for Boulders won't work because they're made of stone and metal, so they won't float. So, guests will drown themselves before they can even get... One... OK, maybe that game is fine, but... Pet a Villainous Parasite is bad because the villainous parasite has already infected Incrediboy and he is attacking Mari-nui!

MARI-NUI RIGHT HALF: I'LL GET BZPOWER...

MARI-NUI LEFT HALF: TO SUE YOU LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!

SOTHOS: Well, at least the snacks can't cause a problem.

CUT TO: What we can only presume to be a table is being "tipped over" by FatPika.

UMBREON: I don't want my life to end this way!!!

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