Specs: Oh, hey! That…. uh… that guy’s back!
Paulo: …I was only absent for one chapter, Sir Specs.
So thanks for bitching out through pretty much all of last chapter, Paulo.
Paulo: My apologies, but I do not regret my decision, seeing now what all I missed.
Actually, that’s pretty fair, chapter eleven was such shit.
Hello, dear Patrons!
Welcome to our fourteen-hundredth post! It continuously amazes me that we’ve been able to keep it going this long. And the well of fail isn’t going to run dry any time soon.
I’ve returned with the rest of this little fic; technically it isn’t the end but since the fic hasn’t been updated in five years I think we can safely consider it abandoned. Stranger things have happened, though.
So what happened in the first chapter? Batman/Bruce Wayne discovered that Alfred was suffering from a mysterious terminal illness so he used the Power of Science (and a vial of Alfred’s blood) to discover the location of a mythical flower with healing properties – inside Rapunzel’s tower.
It really is astonishing how much stupider these fics sound when you try to summarize them.
Title: When You’re Strange
Media: Video Games
Topic: Mass Effect
URL: When You’re Strange: Chapter 3
URL: When You’re Strange: Chapter 4
Critiqued by Herr Wozzeck
Hello ladies and gents, and welcome back to When You’re Strange! I’m your host Herr Wozzeck, and we’re back on track with this thing. What sorts of shenanigans shall we get into today?
Well, let’s find out, shall we?
Title: Terminator: Robot Storm
Author: Tha Shadow 750 / Comrade Jerkov and Volkov
Media: Video Game / Movie
Topic: Command and Conquer: Red Alert / Terminator
URL: Terminator: Robot Storm
Critiqued by TacoMagic
Welcome to the main event, folks! Today we finally hit the first, and only, real chapter of this fic. The first two have served as a kind of extended prologue, with one being stolen and the other actually being written by the author, but today we get into the meaty fail center of this fic.
Last time we waded through an intensely vague scene where the thing was made to do the stuff because the guys hooked it up to Nexus. The result was that the thing made the other thing happen, which caused the people and some of Nexus to teleport away to scenic “the place,” which is apparently located in the Terminator universe sometime after the robot apocalypse has already started there.
That was about as specific as I could reasonably be.
Garfield Effect: Galaxy Adventure Part 7 Kasumi Thief Caper!
Cain: Ugh. I was going to do an intro, but then I saw that one of the best characters in the series was in this chapter. I don’t feel like explaining who she is, so just view this article.
agig: Lazy today, are we?
agig: That’s going to be your excuse for everything, isn’t it?
Cain: I really hate you.
Hello there, fellow riffers! I’ve been off-duty for a while due to the time demands of graduate school, but following the very, errmmm, enthusiastic response to the ending poll of John and the Dragon Rider, I’m back with the cringingly-titled Halo ‘fic Love of a Spartan.
“Yes, you read that correctly.”
I first encountered this particular gem in the same place as Halo: The True Meaning Of Christmas – Shojumishojo’s old livejournal sporking collection, which did the first two chapters. I think I’ve done enough of these riffs by now not have to explain the basics of the Halo universe at the intro again, although I will link to the original introduction for newcomers and scatter the usual wikilinks throughout. This ‘fic is also, sadly, a bit denser than our previous offerings, so we’ll be stuck with it for quite a while indeed.
Fortunately, this time we’ve got help. I heard there might be either some Sangheilomance or Sangheilobashing later on during the ‘fic, so I’ve brought along our friend the Arbiter to fill Teron’s old spot by the door.
“I shall do no such thing!”
“Now now, if you don’t want to participate we could always just send you back to John and the Dragon Rider.”
I’ll just take that as a yes.
Title: Legendary Adventurers, Futuristic Saviors
Topic: Princess Mononoke
URL: Chapter 11
Critiqued by SC, Contacts, Glasses and Li’l Shadesie
Glasses: You know, I didn’t really expect the three of us to be riffing together again until we got back to A Witch needs her Cat.
Contacts: Well, it’s not really the three of us. It’s more like the two of us…
Li’l Shadesie: Buh?
With baby on board, right.