Inside the Oddball

posted December 15th, 2012, 8:00 am


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December 7th, 2012, 10:57 pm

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Alright, Nova Reach. You've been bumping into a lot of strangers, it seems. What, you think they're aliens, too?

This is a page I've been waiting a very long time to make. We finally get a look inside to get a feel for what it's like to be inside Fluffle Puff's massive amounts of fluff. Sure looks cozy, huh?

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December 15th, 2012, 9:45 am

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She's going to have a hard time getting THAT out of her mane!

Also, Fluffle's going to need help getting all that stuff out, too.

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December 15th, 2012, 11:59 am

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This becomes the plot of the comic.

Screw whatever careful planning and clever plot you may or may not have.

Just use this.

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December 15th, 2012, 12:51 pm

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@.:AuraX:.:
When in doubt, roll a big ball of fluff and let it handle everything.

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December 15th, 2012, 12:52 pm

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@Parfait d'Amour:
Come to think of it, that's a pretty accurate metaphor for life.

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December 15th, 2012, 1:28 pm

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Heh, and they're still rollin away.

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December 15th, 2012, 2:21 pm

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Guys...

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It hasn't even gotten crazy, yet.

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December 15th, 2012, 2:24 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Seriously?

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December 15th, 2012, 4:20 pm

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will it never end?

C'mon help me with my nonsensical project, why don't you?

Think of it as a game. Just list the things you consider nonsense. I'll come up with the symbolism on my own.

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December 15th, 2012, 8:16 pm

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@Jarkes: Oh, yeah. It's pretty calm and casual at this point. Just wait 'till...

Actually, I think it starts on the next page.

@GabrielsThoughts: Oh, the ball's gonna stop rolling soon.
That's when things get much worse.

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December 16th, 2012, 1:46 pm

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So, I finally watched this week's episode... It was good. Now I no longer have to await a Merriweather Williams episode with simultaneous eager anticipation and dread.

Though I noticed the careful avoidance of words such as "killed" and "die" after Rainbow Dash saves her friends.

...Speaking of that, unless Twilight cast the cloud-walking spell on all of them off-screen, that rescue... really shouldn't have worked. I even saw a comic pointing that out before I saw the episode.

...Yeah, I'm just gonna pretend that that's what Twilight did.

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December 16th, 2012, 3:36 pm

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@Jarkes: I thought it was okay.

Needed more Flitter though.

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December 16th, 2012, 11:45 pm

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@Jarkes: Ironically, I've been playing Paper Mario, and just came across the word "murdered" being screamed a few times, as a cold body is shown lying on the ground. Come to think of it, "dead" was also spoken in both Dragon Tales and Caillou. There was even an entire episode of Sesame Street about Hooper's death. And Between The Lions had an episode about sad stories, and mostly focused on one in which a king killed his best friend, a hawk. They've really been softening up these shows since I was a kid.

@.Sabbo: At least Mussclegruff came back.

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December 16th, 2012, 11:58 pm

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On a related note, hiding the death of a character within cartoons can get go to ridiculous extremes. The Little Fox immediately jumps to mind.

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December 17th, 2012, 8:59 am

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@Lugbzurg: Yes, but some shows still follow the "never say die" rule. Power Rangers springs to mind.

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December 17th, 2012, 11:48 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: "The Little Fox"?

Why can't we just go back to Astro Boy (Generation 3)? That show could get crazy-tragic. Some characters returned (Pluto's "death" kept getting to me while he still returned at the end of the show), while others remained dead (that altiare-whatshername remained deceased).

@Jarkes: I... wouldn't have noticed. Paper Mario has also been putting some deeper perspective into what I'm killing, considering I actually have a couple koopa partners, a goomba, and a lakitu. There are some others that are the races of baddies from the franchise's history (that aren't baddies in this game), such as a cheep cheep, a boo, and a bob-omb.

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December 17th, 2012, 12:51 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Huh... I never thought of it like that.

Out of curiosity, are you playing Paper Mario on an actual N64, the Wii Virtual Console, or an emulator?

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December 17th, 2012, 2:51 pm

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Okay, I think I've come to a conclusion about FIM. Bere in mind I still haven't seen more than six episodes I watched four or five years ago and at least one within the last year.

FIM teaches children how diplomacy functions, not how it works. This is counter to how the recent Amazing Spiderman displays ignorance of how society works, but somehow makes it function within the confines of that reality.

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December 17th, 2012, 9:19 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Couldn't have been four or five years ago. The show's only been on for two years. Unless it was one of the earlier MLP shows...

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December 18th, 2012, 12:35 am

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Why do I have the song from Katamari going though my head right now?

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December 18th, 2012, 1:40 am

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Then clearly I must be from a parallel universe, one where time moves differently. I also somehow managed to read early uploads of Neko the Kitty in 1999 and rediscovered it in 2006 or 2007.

Then again, as a comic about a white cat doing cat things, Neko the kitty could just have a similar plot and badly drawn protagonist. The likely hood of that is unlikely, as it is based entirely on the number of cats in the world named Neko. Now if it was titled Chat the Kitty or perhaps Mao the kitty the chances that it was the same comic would be much less.

Actually, as mentioned in passing, I don't really care about the FIM show. As a result, I'm not aware of certain specifics. Things like when it was made, who the performers and characters are, and general quality of the show escape me.

My sample remains at sixish episodes. I think maybe one of them was front-loading episode and the others were attempts at social engineering, if not brainwash. The musical numbers I've experienced were intolerable cruelty, in my opinion, and I think the characters were inspired by Azumanga Daioh.

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December 18th, 2012, 1:54 pm

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"Oh no! It's the orphans!"
Classic. But still funny whenever used.

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December 18th, 2012, 8:54 pm

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@TeamSonicPrezREBORN: What makes it better is how much more she reacts about the second group.

(Coincidentally, I also just saw Meet the Robinsons last night.)

@Jarkes: He said that the number of episodes was four or five, and that he saw them years ago.

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December 19th, 2012, 5:11 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

Don't forget I watched one episode recently and I watched a review of one episode on that guy with the glasses. so I've seen sixish episodes... if one includes the Friendship is betrayal alternate universe and this lovely comic right here then the number of episodes I've seen is closer to tenish.

http://mlp-fib.thecomicseries.com/comics/

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December 20th, 2012, 5:54 pm

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So, I beat Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door again...

I'm not sure who the scariest Mario RPG villain is: Smithy from Super Mario RPG, The Shadow Queen from this game, Dimentio from Super Paper Mario (yes, I lump it together with the rest of the RPGs, even though it's more of an action-platformer game with RPG elements), Cackletta/Bowletta from Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, the Shroobs from Partners in Time, or the Dark Star from Bowser's Inside Story. Bowser himself isn't scary enough as the final boss of the original Paper Mario or Sticker Star to qualify.

...Definitely Dimentio, mainly because, unlike many of the others, he's a constant threat throughout the entire game, and very much a manipulative bastard.

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December 20th, 2012, 7:13 pm

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@Jarkes: But Elder Princess Shroob.

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December 20th, 2012, 8:04 pm

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@.Sabbo: Elder Princess Shroob wasn't even hinted at until 4/5 of the way through the game.

...She's definitely pretty freaky though. And she's definitely the HARDEST of the RPG final bosses. Seriously, 3500 HP in the first phase, and 3000 in the second, with several other targets that you need to take out before being able to damage her? Really? And of course, the Japanese version has the worst instance of reduced stats of that game, with her first phase having 1800, and her second form having 2000.

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December 20th, 2012, 8:44 pm

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Oh, and you now how I had mentioned before that I usually have trouble with the second half of chapter 4 in Thousand-Year Door? This time around, it was relatively painless, possibly because I didn't really try to run from most of the enemy encounters. I even managed to beat an Amazy Dayzee at one point by getting extremely lucky with Clock Out!

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December 20th, 2012, 11:11 pm

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@Jarkes: But Dimentio is a consistent pushover through the whole game, in fact most bosses in SPM were disappointingly easy.

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December 21st, 2012, 9:20 am

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Just come back from the much-hyped End of the World.

... it wasn't that good, in all honesty.

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December 21st, 2012, 9:37 am

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@.:AuraX:.:

I don't know. I thought It was kind of like the last half dozen or so that we lived through over the past decade.

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December 21st, 2012, 9:38 am

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@GabrielsThoughts:
Nah, I still feel the 2006 remake was better than this one.

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December 21st, 2012, 9:52 am

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@.:AuraX:.: You mean the one with the glowing spheres of instant death?

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December 21st, 2012, 9:52 am

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@Jarkes:
No, no, that was the one from 2000.

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December 21st, 2012, 10:13 am

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@.:AuraX:.: Oh. When you said "2006," I thought you were making a reference to Sonic '06's last level, which was titled "End of the World."

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December 21st, 2012, 10:13 am

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@Jarkes:
Nah, that's a completely different terribad series.

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December 21st, 2012, 10:36 am

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This apocalypse is severely disappointing.

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December 21st, 2012, 1:21 pm

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So, after beating Thousand-Year Door again, I started playing the original again. Though as it happened, I had started a new file a while back, but had only made it about halfway through Koopa Bros. Fortress before I forgot about it. So I just picked up where I left off on that file.

...And I've already beaten chapter 2. Go figure.

@.Sabbo:

Yeah, the bosses in Super Paper Mario can be pretty easy if you know what to do. Heck, despite the fact that statistically, Shadoo is the strongest boss, it can go down VERY easily. Even the game seems to be aware of it, as it just has the normal mini-boss theme playing, and when you beat each form, it just vanishes the same way a normal enemy does.

Heck, I think Chuggaaconroy managed to beat him without taking any damage at all.

In fact, the boss that tends to give me the most trouble in that game is King Croacus in Chapter 5-4, mainly because I always try to use Bowser so I can do more damage and beat him quicker. This, of course, makes me a much bigger target, making it VERY hard to dodge most of his attacks.

...Y'know, if they hadn't explicitly called him a king, I would've mistaken Croacus for a female. Actually, I still did the first time I played through the game.

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December 21st, 2012, 4:01 pm

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@Jarkes: I beat every boss with just Bowser fire spam.

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December 21st, 2012, 4:37 pm

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@.Sabbo: Yeah, that's what I usually do, too, except for the ones where you can't really do that, either because it wouldn't be very effective or because you can't actually use Bowser.

Though Bonechill is VERY easy to beat with Luigi's Super Jump.

Now, who would you say is the hardest boss in the original? I personally think Huff N Puff is the hardest, mainly because of how much damage he can do.

Lugbzurg, you've been playing through the original lately. How far are you (I assume you're at least at or past Chapter 7, given that you referenced events from that chapter earlier), and what do you think is the hardest boss so far?

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December 21st, 2012, 9:15 pm

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@Jarkes: Was the ice boss guy near the end Huff N' Puff? If he was than yeah.

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December 21st, 2012, 11:09 pm

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@Jarkes: The Dojo Master... Round Three. Or maybe that giant koopa. Huff N. Puff didn't give me much trouble. I ended Chapter 7 and started grinding level ups with those gold flower creatures. (Amazy Dazees?) Now, I'm trying to go through all of the "letter sidequests" and "old koopa dude sending you on fetchquests fetchquests".

@.Sabbo: They both work very similarly, but Huff N. Puff is a chapter or two before. He's the giant cloud you fight in the chapter with all the flowers. As far as I can tell, it's the only chapter without a shop.

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December 22nd, 2012, 8:00 am

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@.Sabbo: The ice boss was the Crystal King. Huff N Puff was the boss at the end of Flower Fields.

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December 22nd, 2012, 2:21 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Okay, then. What did you think was the hardest REQUIRED boss?

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