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  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    You know I wonder if Boos and Dry Bones have a sort of fantastic racism thing going on, despite the spin-offs

    You never see Dry Bones in Ghost Houses, do you?
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    I put 'em in Ghost Houses, but...you're right, I don't remember any in the original games.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    The Ghost Houses have shown up beyond SMW, though...but still, the Dry Bones tend to be exclusive to Bowser's strongholds in the main series (I wonder what makes them so loyal to Bowser that they continue to serve him even in death).
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    He owns their souls.

    The instruction booklet for the original Super Mario Bros. states that the Koopas have black magic. I don't think this was ever mentioned again. Although the Magikoopa could be a sort of reference to it.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Right...that...

    That manual is, apparently, not canon anymore (if it wasn't just something Nintendo of America made up to begin with). Bowser himself doesn't seem to have any inherent magical power, at least...
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    Bowser seems to have turned into some sort of comical blundering villain type villain. thing

    I have a .pdf copy of that manual, it gives me the nostalgias.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    In PM:TTYD he's portrayed that way (he spends most of the game playing catch-up to Mario)...
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    somebody made a fangame where you play as Bowser



    it looks...ok
  • I can all but hear the chimes
    They are long and loud and slow
    gee this person seems... enthusiastic.
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    Who, raocow? He is ten times the man you are.

    A hundred times
  • So, I completely completed FFIV and am now playing the sequel, After Years.  So far someone has stolen most of the crystals and the moon is back.  Well, didn't see that one coming, what a totally original plot-line.
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  • Not a hybrid rabbit-skink spirit
    Maybe there should also be a sequel to Final Fantasy 5. Only this time, they can have the crystals start shattering!

    That's new!
  • Hahahaha, last night I was playing Edward's tale on FFIV and ghost Tellah called him a "spoony Bard" again.  I've decided to bring back the word "spoony" as I wasn't there for it the first time.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    did it ever leave
  • I dunno.  Do you use the word "spoony"?
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    no...
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    I would if I knew what it meant
  • edited 2012-12-15 21:47:19
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  • I don't understand why anyone would think the Happy Mask Salesman is villainous. He's creepy, yeah, but he seems benevolent.
  • Not a hybrid rabbit-skink spirit
    He doesn't really seem that benevolent to me, honestly. I seem him as neutral.

    We don't know jack about his reasons behind it, we just know that he really wants his mask back, no matter what.
  • Most of what he says seems to indicate that he really cares about Link and Termina but can't do anything to stop the moon for some reason. When you show him your masks, he also seems legitimately grateful for all you've done to help people out.
  • Not a hybrid rabbit-skink spirit
    Well, I dunno. Due to how he acts in general, his grateful and happy moments seem like an act.

    He's just...well, mysterious.


  • edited 2012-12-16 15:30:14
    You should try playing it again.  

    My personal theory is that he's a god that originally sought power but when Majora's Mask was stolen from him he felt guilty, so he called Link to his realm.
  • i wish to come up with a song lyric for this signature, but no song lyrics are coming to mind
    the happy mask salesman is creepy

    creepy = evil

    QED
  • Not a hybrid rabbit-skink spirit
    Never once has there been a creepy hero.

    Never ever ever.
  • i wish to come up with a song lyric for this signature, but no song lyrics are coming to mind
    they're all just secretly villains, see

    'cuz they're creepy
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat

    Never once has there been a creepy hero.


    Never ever ever.

    What about Dexter the serial killer killer?
  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch
    You take that back!  Dexter is kind and sensitive and tragically misunderstood!

    #mai husbando
  • I can all but hear the chimes
    They are long and loud and slow
    Dexter is the best.
  • Not a hybrid rabbit-skink spirit
    Dexter is an Anti-Hero at best.
  • READ MY CROSS SHIPPING-FANFICTION, DAMMIT!

    i get so angry sometimes i just punch plankton --Klinotaxis
    Yarrun said:

    All these statements can also be applied to Dexter the Boy Scientist

    Except for Fouria's.

    Oh I don't know, in some circles I thin a8's comments would go down quite well.
  • Dexter, Boy Genius, is abrasive, anti-social, and more concerned about technology than himself.

    If you want him as a husbando, you'd have to be capable of dealing with late nights in the laboratory, a robot, or both.
  • READ MY CROSS SHIPPING-FANFICTION, DAMMIT!

    i get so angry sometimes i just punch plankton --Klinotaxis
    image
  • READ MY CROSS SHIPPING-FANFICTION, DAMMIT!

    i get so angry sometimes i just punch plankton --Klinotaxis
    THE SHIPPING WARS HAVE BEGUN!
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Now DexterxCow exists, because I pulled it out of thin air

    WH4T NOW?
  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch
    Dexter the Boy Scientist is not mai husbando.
  • READ MY CROSS SHIPPING-FANFICTION, DAMMIT!

    i get so angry sometimes i just punch plankton --Klinotaxis
    PEOPLE WHO SHIP DEXTERCOW ARE MORONS WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND PROPER STORY STRUCTURE! BRAVOCOW IS THE ONLY TRUE PAIRING!
  • edited 2012-12-17 01:05:43
    I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    BravoCow? The fuck kinda bullshit is that?

    Personally I ship DexterCow and Weaselulabelle

    (though the latter is actually semi-canon I never cared about it but RP-self does)
  • READ MY CROSS SHIPPING-FANFICTION, DAMMIT!

    i get so angry sometimes i just punch plankton --Klinotaxis
    PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH BRAVOCOW ARE COMPARABLE TO TERRORIST! 
  • Just copypasting this from my tumblr:

    Thoughts upon replaying Portal:

    After replaying Portal, I’ve realized something. At the end, where GLaDOS calls Chell a murderer, she’s often right.

    The
    first time you go through Portal, she’s lying. You’re simply a captive,
    her own captive, trying to escape the labyrinth. You may have killed
    her, but you had no choice.

    But, it’s different when you already
    know what’s going to happen. If you’ve already played Portal, or had a
    friend spoil the ending for you, or heard about it on the internet,
    you’re going into Portal knowing that the end result is the death of an
    AI. Artificial, and insane, but programmed to think like a human. When
    you take your first steps out of the Relaxation Vault, you’ll have prior
    information, or walkthroughs, or a friend’s advice so you’ll know, more
    or less, what you need to do. Then, it’s just a matter of connecting
    the dots, escaping the pit of fire and destroying an AI who’s completely
    incapable of stopping you.

    It’s not brave. It’s an assassination.

    Lazuli: That is a very strange way to look at the game.

    It’s not that insane, really.

    Consider this. The characters in the stories that we read and watch,
    they’re generated by an artist’s input (words on a page, the
    machinations of an actor, etc.) and our thoughts. Without the viewer’s
    participation, the Doctor and Korra and all the other characters that
    Tumblr worships would just be words on a page, or a series of drawings,
    or David Tennant playing pretend (admittedly, David Tennant would still
    be David Tennant if no one was watching).

    So, it’s not too far-fetched to say that we’re responsible for these
    characters’ deaths as well as their existences. When a character dies in
    a novel or a play, they become dead because we accept their deaths.
    Romeo and Juliet must die, or the play that features them becomes
    pointless, and the viewers won’t allow their time to be wasted on a
    pointless play. Aang is dead in The Legend of Korra because the
    fans wouldn’t allow him to live; the rules that govern the show say
    that Aang must be dead for Korra to live, and those rules are more
    important than his life. Same with previous iterations of the Doctor.
    Eggleston must die to beget Tennant, and Tennant to beget Matt Smith.

    Likewise, a fandom’s rejection of a death allow the deceased
    character to live on in a non-canonical sort of way (i.e. headcanons).
    They can even shift the will of the character’s artist, changing their
    fate. You could even say that comic book characters, e.g. Superman and
    Batman, can only die temporarily because their fandoms wouldn’t believe
    that they’d been killed off permanently. (In contrast, Peter Parker’s
    Uncle Ben will always stay dead because none of the fans would believe
    it if he came back to life).

    Lazuli: I’d say that all that is is the death of the author concept taken to an extreme.

    It’s a bit more accurate when applied to videogames, I guess. That
    being where this thing was extrapolated from. Videogames are all about
    having varying degrees of control over the story

    I mean, depending on the game, you’re actually responsible for the
    lives of characters. Heck, in Fallout 3, you can make almost everyone’s
    story end with “and then this one person stabbed them with a switchblade
    until they died. The End” or “and then this one person
    reverse-pickpocketed them, giving them enough money and food to last
    them for the rest of their lives. The End”. The story is the gamer’s to
    manipulate as he/she wishes. Even if the developers don’t include the
    option the gamer wants, well, a few game mods will fix that.

    From that, it’s not hard to see that fans of non-video-game fandoms,
    whether it be Homestuck or Batman or ‘shudder’ Glee, have the ability to
    manipulate stories as well. It might not be as clearly presented as it
    is in videogames, but it exists.

  • Why are you crossposting our discussion about DoTA?

  • Not really. I was just confused is all.

    I'm generally not considered an authority on these subjects.

  • Neither am I

    Kind of dazed right now myself. Can't tell if it's from being awake for so long or the buzz from having a post with more than 3 notes.
  • I got the Couple's Mask.

    EFF YES
  • Remember back in the 50s when they'd record like Elvis singing YOU AIN'T NOTHIN BUT A HOUND DOG and then they'd turn the record over and reverse it and it was all NYERP NYERP NYERP NYERP NYERP and people were all like, "That is actually the voice of Satan coming from that song."
    Right now, I'm arena grinding in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. This is never a bad idea, no sir.

    Hopefully by the time I'm done, I'll have enough money to buy the arena.
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