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February 15th, 2013, 8:06 pm

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Ahh! Derpy Hooves! Stop! You're gonna- Oooohh... Watch out! There's a- Ahhh... You're gonna bump into the- If you walked alongside us, you wouldn't be crashing into so many large objects.

What's this? There's only one last page of Fluffle Puff madness left to go? Well, let's see what happens!

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February 16th, 2013, 8:11 am

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So two weeks until progress?




'k

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February 16th, 2013, 12:28 pm

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I miss clarity. I realize that Lug is rushing things because I'm sure he's no doubt bored with everything but the creation process in regards to this situation.

However, given the amount of time and nature that this story arc has taken, I have no doubts one could learn both child psychology and art therapy before the story of primary interest continues.

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February 16th, 2013, 12:33 pm

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@.:AuraX:.:

You're the mastermind behind the puppeteer. Feel free to tell us what you know.

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February 16th, 2013, 1:36 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts:
In the following pages

There will be ponies

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February 16th, 2013, 3:51 pm

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@.:AuraX:.: Thoughts on today's season finale?

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February 16th, 2013, 4:00 pm

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@Jarkes:
I liked it, but all the plot points felt too cramped and rushed. Would have worked better as a two parter or 40 minute episode.

Basically what I like to call Victory of the Daleks syndrome.

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February 16th, 2013, 8:14 pm

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@.:AuraX:.: See, I actually thought that it wasn't as rushed as I was worried it would be. It was a LITTLE, but it wasn't as bad as stuff I've seen in other shows.

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February 16th, 2013, 8:17 pm

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@Jarkes:
Well I haven't seen many shows soooooooo

But they did feel like they were all resolved so quickly.

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February 17th, 2013, 10:03 pm

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@.:AuraX:.: So, more or less like The Legend of Korra's Season 1 finale?

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February 17th, 2013, 11:26 pm

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The finale was... weird. Beautiful, but disappointing.

But then I watched some Jenny and everything was okay.

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February 18th, 2013, 7:56 am

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@Lugbzurg: Korra at least had the excuse that they didn't really know at first that they were going to get more than 1 season, hence why everything is resolved rather quickly.

Wait... you say that as if you haven't seen the episode yet...

@PDA:

Wait... that show's good? I saw two minutes of it while waiting for the new Gravity Falls episode to air Friday night. I wasn't impressed. It seemed to be your typical bad Disney sitcom.

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February 18th, 2013, 9:10 am

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@Jarkes: The things that happened in that episode (like Mako confessing his love to Korra when he was just with Asami ten minutes earlier) are not any more excusable than Sonic '06's rushed development time could possibly be any excuse for wasting so much time to implement things like The Ball Puzzle, 50 town missions, or gargantuan hubworlds.

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February 18th, 2013, 12:16 pm

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@Lugbzurg:
*Has never seen legend of korra*

:/

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February 18th, 2013, 4:34 pm

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@Jarkes:
Eh, I just like looking at underage robot girls.

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February 18th, 2013, 5:59 pm

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@Parfait d'Amour: Oh, I thought you were talking about that new awful Disney sitcom entitled "Jenny."

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February 18th, 2013, 6:49 pm

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@Jarkes:
what

I don't even like Disney.

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February 18th, 2013, 6:52 pm

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@Parfait d'Amour: Well, my mistake then. Though I'd think you would've realized we were thinking of two different things when I had mentioned Gravity Falls.

...Incidentally, one of the main writers of Gravity Falls is Rob Renzetti, former story editor for MLP: FiM!

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February 18th, 2013, 6:57 pm

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@Jarkes:
Jenny in Equestria.

I'M SO MAKING THIS HAPPEN

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February 18th, 2013, 9:28 pm

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PDA and AuraX seem to be slacking in this department, soooo...

Lugzburg x Fluffle Puff OTP.

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February 18th, 2013, 9:30 pm

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@Parfait d'Amour:

I'm in agreement with you about Disney. Their sitcoms are consistently awful. I admit ABC family makes really good teenage drama and comedy without laugh tracks, but I would have thought Disney would have more writers capable of ethnographic research.

Some animated series Disney came up with are pretty good, Kim Possible and American Dragon being the ones I'm actually aware of. Still not as entertaining as Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network shows like Dexter's Lab, or My Life as a Teenage Robot.

Oh and if you like crossovers par excellence...

http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/?comic_id=0

http://grim.snafu-comics.com/?comic_id=0

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February 18th, 2013, 9:30 pm

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@Jarkes:

what is OTP?

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February 18th, 2013, 10:34 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts:
One True Pairing. A shipping term.

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February 19th, 2013, 12:49 am

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@Parfait d'Amour:

Thank you for clearing that up. It was greatly appreciated.


Are you looking forward to the upcoming release of "Argo" on video?

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February 19th, 2013, 12:10 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Oh, you didn't see the picture PDA drew of me and Twilight as a couple for no conceivable reason? That's where the OTP thing started.

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February 19th, 2013, 3:44 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

I look through links all the time. Just not all of them, so no. No I haven't seen you and Twilight together outside of this comic.

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February 19th, 2013, 9:32 pm

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Anyway, turns out that the new godawful Disney sitcom I was thinking of is called "Jessie," not "Jenny..."

Not that it matters. It still sucks, and I will never watch another minute of it.

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February 20th, 2013, 12:32 am

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@Jarkes:

I think they need to make a phony reality show about what goes on in the writing office at Disney, because that has got to be dramatic comedy gold.

I mean, you get some idea of Disney's dysfunctional elitist hierarchal structure from watching their movies, but being there and seeing them pretend to make decisions in a staff meeting when one person is clearly running the show has got to be worth the price of admission.

I simply must know who this charismatic person is so I can figure out how to perfect the technique.

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February 20th, 2013, 11:41 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: Where do they get these cockamamie ideas of how teens dress and act?

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February 20th, 2013, 12:28 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

I'm not a fashion designer. However, even I know jeans and a T shirt or blouse has been a staple since the 1960's.

Based on what I've seen in recent years, it looks almost as if they want to regress to the 60's. And, since I was nine I've known fads and trends usually run on a 25-30 year cycles.

So really it's like they're going back to the 80's and late 70's. I can see Disney making the next "Small Wonder" right now.

Remember, I spent the first half of my life in and around Tampa, and Orlando, Florida. While most of the second half of my life was spent living throughout Las Vegas and southern Nevada.

Why do you think I drew my characters like they were from the 80's and early 90's?

I knew fashion would catch up eventually and nostalgia would work in my favor. Although, I think I really should have gone for a 30's look to make it genuinely high art. It's not like I'm on the bleeding edge of technology or design anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXV1ioocQ4

EDIT: And for the record I am not a method writer, the reality of my life was harsh enough that it warrants no need to become or identify with the cruelest facet of humanity. Although, admittedly, I'm more likely to treat what others term monster as human beings.

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February 21st, 2013, 7:15 pm

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So I beat Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. It was really short but that's fine because it's so much fun.
The camera is pretty bad though.

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February 21st, 2013, 8:48 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: By "monsters", do you mean vampires, arcs*, fairies, and the like?


*No, I don't mean "orcs". In fact, the only arc I've ever seen was in an RPG called "Riviera: The Promised Land". Her name is "Serene" and she's my favorite character!

@.Sabbo: Die, watermelon, die!

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February 21st, 2013, 11:58 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

You need to be specific, when you say "vampires" and "fairies," are you referring to the empathogenic variety or their mythological counterparts. Because I can direct you to several credible resources that prove the existence of both.

In all seriousness, at what point did you decide that monsters were confabulations?

Because I can assure you they are quite real and they aren't cryptids.

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February 22nd, 2013, 10:57 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: What I mean is that since I grew up with Sesame Street and Monsters Inc., and recently took an interest in Rosario + Vampire, I try to be careful in how I use the word "monster".

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February 22nd, 2013, 11:54 am

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Well, let's be honest Joan of Arc was a monster, cannibals are monsters, as are serial killers. So it stand's to reason that the terminology for monster could apply to human just as easily. Considering the ambiguity of language I honestly don't think that has any bering on how it's used.

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February 22nd, 2013, 12:58 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Would I want to meet a vampire/arc/fairy/etc? Definitely.

I'd suspect any such race, if any such exist, would be in hiding from the dominant human population. Likewise, being close with a "human on the inside" would most likely have its advantages and, not to mention, would be interesting.

I've also thought about situations like what Tskune must do when it's Moka's/Kurumu's/Yukari's/Mizore's birthday. How do they celebreate such an occasion? I suspect there would be several cultures, human or otherwise, that would consider things like cake and presents to be rather bizarre customs pertaining to the occasion of one's self growing in age.

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February 22nd, 2013, 2:25 pm

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Meeting beings that exist in our present reality would be interesting not to mention just as fascinating as any other encounter, or gathering of the minds, extra terrestrial or otherwise.

Although, it is with out argument there are emotional and energy vampire, the blood drinking fiends usually tend to be of the LARPing variety and may just as well consist of the former disguised as the latter.

The living, naturally, are of the same kind. Whether it be etherial, microbial, animal, or vegetation, the living only vary in degree.

So it goes without saying that the living impaired only have anniversaries that are observed by others, not participated in.

Therefore, celebrating a birthday is a celebration of life. In as much as, whatever strange place you find yourself in, you find yourself home. It would naturally go without saying that when celebrating life do as the romans when in rome and dance the macabre when you find yourself alone.

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February 22nd, 2013, 2:45 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Psh watermelons are far too easy an enemy.
Cats on the other hand...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGBH4QpAYEE

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February 22nd, 2013, 3:07 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Or Caramelldansen. I mean...

I recall at some point in Rosario + Vampire, during some conversation regarding monsters and humans, it was mentioned that, in that show's universe, witches were supposed to be the link between humans and monsters. I got to thinking about this sort of concept in a rather different way, and I'm also thinking about applying it to an in-game universe of mine that many different characters live in.

In any case, with the idea of fairies, nekos, succubi, and the like, what's the significance of humans? What would be so special about us, then? What would make us the dominant race? Well, it may sound a bit pretentious at first, but I thought of three specific points to use in this in-game world.

Humans came first
If you want to get technical, humans were the first intelligent race that originated on this plane of existence. There were still plants and animals a few days before, along with God and the angels "up" in Heaven before then.

Humans are the link
The way I see it, if such life forms existed, humans would be the "all-rounder" race. No significant strengths, but no significant weaknesses, either. All of these "monsters" seem to carry common traits among each other that can all be applied to humans. In fact, most of the time, their appearance can be described as "looks like a human, but with..." Vampires would be a good example in both aspects of this point. Appearance-wise they look like humans with larger canine teeth. Some might suggest they also have silvery hair, red eyes, pale skin, or even *shudder* sparkles. As for biological differences outside appearances, there's many different things humans would think of, such as sucking blood, enhanced strength, turning into a bat, being able to turn humans into their own kind, and other such things on the positive side for them. On the negative side, many would also say they are vulnerable to garlic, silver, wood, water, fire, light, and religious imagery. However, these things do diddly-squat to humans (except fire, but still to a lesser extent than what happens to vampires that are supposedly vulnerable to it).

Humans remain the most populated
As we were here first, it stands to reason that there would be more of us. Pretty simple concept to grasp. Other "monsters" may be far less populated, being in the millions, or even thousands, in numbers. Some of them may even have difficulty breeding, like how Rosario + Vampire suggests is the case with the succubus race. (Kurumu brings this up near the end of Episode 2.)

Well, that's how I plan on setting up the in-game universe that Xavier, Jellybob, Koro, and Reginald will find themselves in. A good way to explain the abundance of humans, but lesser amounts of kyrans (Koro's race), fairies, dragons, mermaids, and whatever Jellybob happens to be. The big strong point about this universe I am setting up is in how I approach various fantasy elements in a real-world setting, which can allow for a lot more different types of narratives than if I simply chose one or the other. It's mostly an ideal kind of world I'd like to live in. I find the idea of other non-human intelligent life forms fascinating. This is a major part of the appeal I've had to works like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Doctor Who, Rosario + Vampire, The Legend of Zelda, and Riviera: The Promised Land.

It's quite a world of fantasy that I'm building here. But I want it to feel as real as possible to those who enjoy it.

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February 22nd, 2013, 7:27 pm

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More to the point of being nitpicky, humans were not the first inteligent race of mammals. And, especially among the animal kingdom, it is easily argued that there are species of birds, such as crows or raptors, that have displayed tool use and problem solving ability comprable to small primates and dolphins.

The fact that humans, among the great variety of species of the planet, were made in God's image. Doesn't necessarily mean or imply a diminished capacity with regards to the act of creation.

I see humans more as magic mirrors of the animal kingdom. We embody all the qualities, all of the significant strengths and weaknesses of animal kingdom.

Ritual, and by extension the logical binds that reinforce the mimicry of maladaptive behavior, being the force of nature that creates monsters.

I don't see monsters as having any significant strengths that couldn't be reproduced or eliminated by an open mind.

When it comes to magic it has been noted that there are three varieties Religion, Science, and Chicken Soup (the recipe for disaster that obfuscates common knowledge). As long as we're discussing science using mathematics to teach logic is as absurd in my opinion as using the bible to teach psychology, politics, law, whatever. I'm not saying there isn't an OTP, I'm simply stating that you need to let people know the difference between management training and being managed.

Considering the lowest rank and file in any given society are considered peons who's only purpose is to breed foot soldiers in order to feed the war machine and lazy (if not ignorant) teachers, politicians, and other gatekeepers necessary to aggrandize the hegemonic brainwashing of the following generation. It remains a wonder that meritocratic, oligarchal aristocracy are far less populated despite the reputation for satyrical acts of bohemian infidelity.

However, I digress. Your universe does indeed sound like quite the world of fantasy. And, I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.

In mine I'm developing the blueprint for a museum of science and industry, not unlike Disney's Tommorowland or the Smithsonian, where all people are taught how to reach their full potential as engineers, artisans, and doctors.

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February 22nd, 2013, 8:35 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: No, no, no. You misunderstand. What you said was pretty much what I was trying to say. Though, you put a lot more effort into it. I'm well aware that plants and animals came before humans. I mentioned that in the first "bullet point". They just weren't on the same plane of intelligence as humans. (Though, animals are a lot more intelligent than most people give them credit for.) Whereas vampires, nekos, fairies, mermaids, centaurs, etc. are on our plane of intelligence.

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February 22nd, 2013, 8:36 pm

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@Lugbzurg: What kind of game do you plan on making anyway?

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February 22nd, 2013, 10:35 pm

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@.Sabbo: Several, actually. You can check my "Videogame Concepts" folder on DeviantART, though there's not so much there just yet.
http://lugbzurg.deviantart.com/gallery/33586919

Agent Xavier is something of a sci-fi mix between Splinter Cell and [Prototype].

Jellybob is supposed to be a revival of the collect-o-thon platformer genre, like games such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64.

Koro is the more in-depth title. It's far more complex in both narrative and gameplay. It's something of an action/adventure platformer/shooter. You can also expect some sandbox/exploration in terms of the realistic city that you'd be visiting a lot, when you're not out in fantastical forests, volcanoes, desserts, and the like, where the aforementioned "monsters" are more likely to be found, as you play through dungeon-crawling as well as standard "get from Point A to Point B" level design, stealth, strategy, and brawling. Koro himself uses a myriad of firearms, magic, geokenesis, and melee combat force. Mixing together The Legend of Zelda with Ratchet & Clank alongside inFAMOUS, and you'd pretty much get the jist of it.

Noble is just plain weird through-and-through. The first game also takes place before the events of the other three I just mentioned, and serves to explain some of the stranger fantasy elements of the in-game universe. It's a fast-paced first-person shooter about a soldier named "Reginald Noble". One day, he went off with his war buddies to fight off some terrorists. However, just when things were beginning to wrap up, that's when the world-shattering incident happened. There was a huge explosion, forming a large portal, giving of massive amounts of energy. Being close to the explosive space hole, Reggie was infused with some of its energy. With his head clear, he discovers that a hoarde of bizarre creatures had emerged from the portal. It's then that he goes forth on a journey to take on The Weird; an alternate dimension in which things are very, very weird. Said dimension's worst aspects are invading Earth. The planet is also succumbing to The Weird's strange energy, being transformed from place-to-place. He charges forth, battling cacti that wear false noses to cartoon fish that reside in the straws of very large paper cups that run on a horse hoof and a tentacle, Reginald plows through an environment made out of food, his old high school that's been overrun by the cafeteria lunch and vicious flying books, a toy kingdom, a 16-Bit dimension, a ghost town full of ghosts, a realm of ink and paper, smack-dab in the middle of "Merica", and various other strange lands on his mission. It's him against The Weird. Think of Doom and Conker's Bad Fur Day. On drugs.

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