May 10, 2011

Well, I dunno...?

I've been sitting here at my computer, trying to figure out something interesting, funny or stupid to write about.  I'm coming up completely blank, which means I've probably fulfilled the last category with this post.  So I'm coming to you, my loyal reader(s?), with a plea: gimme something to write about.  Think of it like my "name that ship" contest, without having to name a ship... except it's not guaranteed that I'll write about what you name.

C'mon, I'm beggin' ya here!  In a show of good faith, here's a picture that made me laugh:

Don't make me bring out Rio Rainbow Gate! again...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:09 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 The world wants to know -- what did the ducks do to rescue Lucrezia? Story line starts Toy duck reference If you haven't been following Girl Genius -- well, it's fun, and still going on. It starts rather earlier than this non-canonical story, though.

Posted by: Engineer Bob at May 10, 2011 10:10 PM (MLS8L)

2 What is it about F/SN that makes it stick with you? (er, generic "you", not you in particular.)

I've liked a lot of different shows over the years, and for quite a few of them, someone will do some side-stories or comedy parody doujin or whatnot based around the events of the show. But FSN... I've probably spent more time with the cast from various parodies than I did with the original source material. I've seen Shirou get dragged into treasure-hunting by a gem-crazed Rin. I've seen Bazett appear in Subekan Deka parody. I've seen Saber turn into Dark Saber with a flick of her ahoge. I've seen Sakura as shy maiden and scheming sexpot and just about everything in between. I've seen Lancer hitting on Rider or working as a green-grocer.

The only thing I can think of, is that it's got a pretty good "let's just hang out" ensemble cast. I wouldn't enjoy a story where Kyon and Haruhi got together to make sandwiches (though certainly that could be the root of something good, I'd be waiting for something extraordinary to happen... but I'll watch Shirou and Saber make sandwiches and -that's all that has to happen-.)

I could enjoy that sort of thing related to Nanoha, but there just isn't that much material out there. I could enjoy it related to Touhou, and for that there IS that much and more, but it's a little hampered by the original characterization being so thin in the games - you can take any of the characters in any direction if you like. (I did particularly enjoy a story of Wriggle Nightbug almost conquering Gensokyo with giant bugs... first level mid-boss revenge, hah!)

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at May 10, 2011 10:31 PM (mRjOr)

3 I'd love to see your writeup of the story of the B-25 and what Pappy Gunn did to it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 11, 2011 12:18 AM (+rSRq)

4 The internet age means you don't have to physically go to a store to shop, an office to work, or a school to learn.  I can't speak for you or your regular readers, but I and my immediate "real life" friends have a more active social life on-line with people we've never met than we do with our neighbors or co-workers. 

I know there have been books and videos which explore this trend, but what does the esteemed and learned Wonderduck think about a world where you interact with your fellow humans more on-line than in person?

Posted by: Siergen at May 11, 2011 05:13 PM (ole2J)

5 Was Robert A. Heinlein really just making it up, or can the relationship between the length of women's skirts and the price of gold really be scientifically established, as long as you crank in the sunspot cycle?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: ubu at May 11, 2011 09:14 PM (GfCSm)

6 And by "scientifically" I mean "mathematically."  None of that global warming pseudo-science around here! No, sir!

Posted by: ubu at May 11, 2011 09:15 PM (GfCSm)

7 We need a product review:

Posted by: Brickmuppet at May 12, 2011 05:23 AM (EJaOX)

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