FP Plugs: New Archive Sections! · 1:01pm
Yep! Apparently while No_M was shoving Minecraft down my throat, Gl1m0 took it upon himself to pick up my slack and add a bunch of new sections to the Archive! In no particular order, we have:
The Appleverse, hosted by Apple Bot™, who I'd been meaning to plug much sooner. She's just hitting the scene as a riffer, but I'm already seeing SO much potential in her. And putting her together with Regidar is comedy GOLD. Speaking of...
Regidar and Lyra's Traveling Circus, hosted by, shock of shocks, Regidar. It's not up to the five-story minimum yet - not many of these are, I realize - but Gl1m0 was apparently feeling charitable that night.
Game Over MST: My Little Pony, hosted by supercomputer276. I haven't had much of a chance to look through this one, so I don't have much to comment on.
Something's Silly Riffs of Shittiness, hosted by Something Eight. Most of these are collabs with other riffers in their own canon, since Something mainly deals in collaborative efforts.
And finally from this batch, Riffs from the Cutting Room Floor, hosted by TheAuthorGl1m0 himself. I'm surprised he didn't do this sooner, considering he has ultimate power over the site.
That's all from me. In the meantime, I'm trying to finish the collabs with twow, the collab with Atlas and Drak, the collab with Winter Storm, AND a Chrysalis side-story I'd been promising for months. In between... maybe... building a giant diamond pyramid topped with the Tower of Pimps.
Upcoming Riffverse Event! · 2:07am
So yeah, RingmasterJ5 managed to get roped into solo riffing riffverse-style. Stars aligning, etc., etc. But that's not the big thing I wanted to say. Related, but it's not the announcement itself.
The riff Ring is working on will set in motion a riffverse-wide event I'm calling "Topless Robot." Basically, non-pony stories will be raining down from the skies like hellfire, and all of us will have to marathon a few of them at once. The main theme, though, is that they were all covered once by one Rob Bricken at nerd news site Topless Robot, run in a weekly mess of hell known as "Fan Fiction Friday." Most of them, far as I can see, were compiled under the "Things That Make Me Drink" tag, should you want to taste the hell of other fandoms. Oh, and he's pony-friendly, so there are a handful of FIM stories too.
Ring expects his own thing to launch in about a week, which will kick off the event. Everyone else got their choice of fandoms and stories to riff. Well, except for me. Ring bashed me over the head with all the Transformers stories he could salvage. But yeah, I'm going to be promoting all these riffs as they happen, and I'll probably have to make a new section on the Archive for the event.
Oh, bonus announcement: for those of you who somehow still aren't aware, there's a riffers' Skype chat. If you've contributed to the Archive (or are gearing up to) and aren't already in there (assuming Skype is a thing you have), PM me your contact info so I can add you.
FP Plugs: Sweat, riffed by Draklox · 10:15pm
Yep, I'm promoting the work of another pal of mine. This riff here actually expands on the backstory I'd initially only given to Rarity for shits and giggles, and the results here are more than likely going to impact FP Riffs canon as much as the whole Fluttershy thing. Check it out when you have the time!
The Points Don't Matter, Part 2 · 9:53pm
Yep, we just pumped out the Cutie Mark Crusader special! I promise you, this will only end in tears.
Thanks to Super Big Mac, Sigma Duke and Draklox for helping me write this one. It wouldn't have crossed NEARLY as many lines without you.
Hopefully the next ones will come faster. I'm already halfway through a different one.
Don't forget to suggest scenes for future games! Preferably before I run out of ideas of my own.
As for "The Points Don't Matter..." now that it's getting animated (and you will not BELIEVE the talent we have on board), I've recognized the need to work on episodes in bulk. As of now, I have four that I want to get done sometime in the near future...
- Colgate, Fluttershy, Applejack, Trixie Lulamoon (in progress)
- CMC Special: Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Babs Seed (in progress)
- Villain Special: Nightmare Moon, Discord, Queen Chrysalis, King Sombra
- Princess Special: Celestia, Luna, Cadance, Twilight Sparkle
There's one other one that I'd STARTED, but one person I need isn't on Skype often enough anymore for me to realistically expect anything to come of it, and I'd feel like an as for taking his role without his consent to get it done. The finished sketches from that batch could be a lost recording-type deal.
unicorn92243 has finally done something worthy of a ban. I'm utterly shocked that it took her a week since the fiasco started, but she did.
As such, this riff, written by my best friend on the site and my lovely girlfriend/artist, is their - our, hopefully - final word on her. Mine, however, is this:
Uni, none of this would have happened if you'd just asked nicely. Even after all everyone's said and done, I can almost say I'm sorry.
Yes, no cutie marks, and yes, no AJ freckles, and yes, cut-off final line. But it's half past bullshit o'clock, and she wanted to post something to signify the termination of her hiatus. It'll get fixed soon.
Also, how's the new coloring style? Me, I'm in love with it.
Yep. That fabled crossover I was meant to do with Glassed and Hydkore has finally come to pass. Within, you will see a tale of human-on-pony, forceful bone un-dislocation, bondage, and watersports. And probably a VERY pissed-off Fluttershy. Go ahead and see the riff it took us eight months to get off the goddamn ground.
I've mentioned that these two are stellar riffers, right? I know I've said it about Atlas, but it's well worth saying about Steel too. And I think this 32,000 word behemoth of a riff of a story called "Yes, Ma'am!" is one hell of an example. I encourage you guys to check it out!
Also, we're still in sore need for people to work some magic on the TV Tropes page for the Archive, and ESPECIALLY the currently-barren Funny Moments page. Right now I just plain don't have the time to do either, as I'm juggling god knows how many projects at once, including four or five riffs, at least two installments of "The Points Don't Matter," and an animated adaptation of the FIRST installment.
Yes. Animated adaptation. We've got a VA cast, artist/animator and everything. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS. That's all I'll say for now, but trust me, this shit's likely gonna be BIG.
And since this is turning into a whole thing now, I REALLY need suggestions for scenes for the performers to act out, as well as quick rapid-fire sketches and interesting quirks/personalities. Leave a comment, send a PM, anything that'll help keep this baby running like a well-oiled machine.