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Episode 6: Dangle King

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Skybait J

Sim City! Please let it be Sim City! Then the villains would be, like, hurricanes when we're nowhere near the ocean! XD

Or Link. Why is there no Link, like....anywhere? Not in the comic or the story...
Naryu Elda

You tease.

I saw the topic and thought "He's done?!" and zoomed over to the CG:DD page.

Not much can be said by a title. Unless it is so obvious, like "Mega Men" and "Sonic Speed." "A Gamer's Nightmare" was not so obvious, but when we learned that Kirby was in it, it began to make sense.

Actually, so far 3 out of 5 titles have had some sort of reference to the newly Realized beings within the chapter. There's a good chance that "Development King" could be a reference to a Realized being, but also a good chance that its not a reference at all.

Hm...

Edit:
Skybait J wrote:
Sim City! Please let it be Sim City! Then the villains would be, like, hurricanes when we're nowhere near the ocean! XD


Oh...kay. That would be way past weird.

Skybait J wrote:
Or Link. Why is there no Link, like....anywhere? Not in the comic or the story...


Link can wait. Besides, the question then would be *which* Link to use, or even whether to just merge all the Links together.

Edit by Captain Gamer: Nice effort on the quotes, but remember that when you put in the name of who you're quoting, put the name in quotaion marks.
Captain Gamer

Skybait J wrote:
Sim City! Please let it be Sim City! Then the villains would be, like, hurricanes when we're nowhere near the ocean! XD

Or Link. Why is there no Link, like....anywhere? Not in the comic or the story...


Not the comic, you say? First one, panel four.

Ha!
Naryu Elda

I understand why he did not think Link was in the comics. You can barely see the red-tunic wearing knight, but the Triforce symbol is visible. Both of them.
Skybait J

Even so, I was thinking more along the lines of a Link based parody comic, like those in the early strips. Or even a walk-on gag. A background does not count!
Koji_Tsunami

Naryu Elda wrote:
Not much can be said by a title. Unless it is so obvious, like "Mega Men" and "Sonic Speed." "A Gamer's Nightmare" was not so obvious, but when we learned that Kirby was in it, it began to make sense.

Suit yourself. I thought that it was gonna have NiGHTS in it.I mean, Kirby's cool and all, but compared to NiGHTS... I dunno. I have no idea what video game that has a plot could be called "Development King." I hope he's not gonna do Sim City. That would be just way to silly. Maybe the title refers to some DigitalReality based development.
Skybait J

Well, they could say, "Oh, let's test building matirials and stuff" and start building a city, but the the Untold Villain says "yeah well, I just don't like you" and starts destroying it with Digitally Realized natural disasters (definite possibility!). Or Untold Villain could undermining the buildings with poor structuing and faulty wiring. So it would be a Simulated City.

It sounds more like a later plot, actually. Once they're done testing game charactors they'd probably start Sim City of sorts, maybe even call it that to go along with the Game motif that they got going XD

Right, if it's not Sim City, then it must be a King...when it comes to Kings all I got is King DeDeDe, King of the Cosmos.

Katamari! X3
Konoko

I kept trying to think of construction based villains, I'm sure there is one...
I'm doubtful about Sim City quite working, if ony because of the lack of a protaganist....but then I considered the Sim City on the Snes and how it had the Giant Bowser. XD
Alternatively, this could be more linked to....that guy...Um. *needs to go check*. The one who chatted with the proffessor and had that playboy son who was irresponsible, the CEO-type...Gah, I'm awful with names.
*checks*
Shane Burr and Shane Burr Jr, the Fantacorp CEO and playboy heir!

Oh, and just cos I happened to notice...Link was mentioned twice in the comic.
http://www.bobandgeorge.com/Fancomics/Gamer/Gamer.html?19
Razz 2nd comic, 7th panel. Still not a huge showing, but yeah, he's there. I'm guessing he'll be in the next chapter or one after...if only based on the order they're said there. Wink
Koji_Tsunami

I don't know if they could do a city after realizeing only four or so characters. With Kings... Well, Bowser might qualify, y'know "King Koopa".
Then there's um... Dededee. I don't know who else. Like, Wow.
Konoko

<.< Title change, huh...interesting. xP

Another thought...with Wily and Light, they went beyond the games and made them look much more realistic and properly proportioned. Perhaps next, there'll be a similar testing step or experiment, to see if they can do something. It is tempting to wonder if they'll try something larger scale, such as in number of created beings, or the size of them...which does fit nicely with the varied speculation. x3
Or, it'll be something involving the villains already out there. Wily and Robotnik together, with quite a while to work, could definately have been building some pretty impressive things, after all.
Skybait J

Tltle change cause nobody gets the title XD

Or maybe changing the topic of the next chapter and pushing the current chapter back or something <.<
Konoko

That or the feel of the chapter is gently changing as he works through it or sees how much he can fit in and the original title is no longer apt for the full content.
On a mostly unrelated note, the King of Hyrule seems pretty stupid in hindsight. o.O
Skybait J

well, so does King Dedede, cause its impossible Razz

King of the Cosmos makes sense though, right?! XO
Konoko

Skybait J wrote:
well, so does King Dedede, cause its impossible Razz

King of the Cosmos makes sense though, right?! XO

Actually, the comment was rather double edged, as well as being even more unrelated, cos I partly meant, he, the character, seems pretty stupid, with hindsight. I mean, he's hardly ever around and most of the time when he is he enables the villain to do his work and leave it to the little kid in green to do the work. Even if theres huge time between the games, surely history would start to hint that if you see an evil man in black called Ganondorf, at least don't grant him an audience into the castle, or let him find out anything of the secret Maguffin...well, that and its a silly suggestion too. xD
But yeah, that does make sense!
...Sorta. xP
And I wouldn't say Dedede is impossible, just unlikely. I wonder what the new title will be. Hmm...you know, part of me just noticed, you could almost turn development queen into sounding vaguely sexualized, focused around a queens...develo-*gets shot*.
Koji_Tsunami

Skybait J wrote:
well, so does King Dedede, cause its impossible Razz

King of the Cosmos makes sense though, right?!


Who is this "King of the Cosmos" of whom you speak?
Skybait J

Katamari, the sticky ball game, y'know? The King of the Cosmos is the ruler in it. In the second game you have to make stars with your Katamari, so it kinda makes sense. "Developing" the night sky...

I really dont know XD
Captain Gamer

Due to an overhaul of the episode's events, the sixth episode is now entitled "Dangle King."
Skybait J

....DUCK HUNTER! XO

Hm....yeah, you don't want to know what just flew into my mind when I saw that title.
Konoko

The first thing that came to my mind was Not something dirty. But I think I see where Skybaits train of thought...um...flew. Wait, that went wierd when I tried to join up my figure of speech with yours...regardless, my first thought was Bungee Jumping. Then I started giggling cos I thought of those Burger King games they did and thought of a Burger King Bungee jumping thing and....yeah, my brain went somewhere odd after that. xP
Koji_Tsunami

That makes less sense than "Development King"! I'm Confuseded! Crying or Very sad
Anomaly

Maybe we've been reading it wrong. Maybe the character in question isn't literally a King, but is just so good at what he does that he could informally be called the king of it. First, he was the king of developing, and now of dangling...
Hmm... I don't know games as well as most of you. Who do we know who spends most of their game dangling?
Koji_Tsunami

Ummm...
Nobody, as far as I know.

but maybe you're on to somthing. Maybe the title doesn't refer to a character, but a game.

King of Fighters, perhaps?
Anomaly

Koji_Tsunami wrote:
King of Fighters, perhaps?
It's a possibility. We know from OOC that at least Mai has been realized, and since a good fistful of Street Fighter character were realized, why not the full SNK roster as well?

edit: Yippee! 50%!
Konoko

I tried to follow the advice and check a thesaurus for synonyms.

hang, sling, suspend, droop, entice, flap, flaunt, depend, flourish, hang down, lure, brandish, sway, swing, tantalize, tempt, trail.

...SlingKing kinda made me smile.
Koji_Tsunami

Wait... I wonder if "Dangle" has anything in common with "Development " I'm gonna try to find a synonym that would mean somthing like that...
Anomaly

Or, he could be using a different program, with a different thesaurus, so our equipment is leading us in the wrong direction.

Or, y'know, he could be giving us a big, fat, red herring.
Koji_Tsunami

I hope he isn't.
Captain Gamer

Konoko wrote:
hang, sling, suspend, droop, entice, flap, flaunt, depend, flourish, hang down, lure, brandish, sway, swing, tantalize, tempt, trail.


One of those is just the synonym you're looking for.
Naryu Elda

Is it "tempt"? Because if it is... "Tempt King" = "King of Temptation" = "Beelzebub" = "Satan" = "Devil". ... How many games was that evil person in...? Definitely in the Japanese NES game "Devil World".
Chocolate Ninja

The swing synonym made me think of "The Sultans of Swing", which is an awesome song. But I digress. Naryu has an interesting and valid point, though I'm not sure if a Japanese NES game would be likely to be the subject of a CG episode for a while.

Trail King brings up the hilarious possibility of Oregon Trail, but that's also doubtful. Razz
Naryu Elda

Oregon Trail? Pfffft! BWAHAHAHAHA! That's just *too* weird.

Flourish King sounds like a botanist. Hmm... How many games can you grow things in, or the sole point of the game is to grow...? Perhaps this could mean instead of 'plants florishing', it could be power or kingdom, or even health!

Lure King sounds like some sort of fisherman. There are many games with fishing, but the only one I can think of that would probably win a Gamer-Popularity contest (as this is how the DR scientists pick their next Realization) would be Pokemon, as you can 'fish' for aquatic Pokemon. But this *is* a bit of a stretch...
Skybait J

King of Swing? Elvis! XD

Okay, okay, it went from Development King to Dangle King. Simmller initials, a D and a K. And obviously does alot of danglin' and maybe some developing, but CG could've just switched story ideas, y'know?

I still want Sim City Razz

Wait a minute...
Naryu Elda

"King of Swing" "D.K." ... Why DIDN'T I think of this sooner? x-x;

Donkey Kong - or perhaps Diddy, as DK is already Realized.
Anomaly

*Holds perfectly still for a moment, just staring at the screen. Then, with a twitch of his eye, he snaps.*
*Each beat of his speech is punctuated by the thud of his head bashing against the wall.* How - could I - have not - figured - it out?!
Dangle king? Swinging? DK? Why didn't I notice that? I mean, we do already know that Gamer meets DK again and gets DK Strength from him...

Of course, it could be that we're going in the completely wrong direction. The only thing I can be sure of is that CG isn't going to tell us either way.
Koji_Tsunami

Yeah, stupid "Author's right to remain silent". But, DK might work pretty well. It would be cool.however, since we just figured it out, Murphy's Law is no doubt changeing what the story is about as we speak.Curse you Dr.Murphy, Curse you!
Konoko

Anomaly wrote:
*Holds perfectly still for a moment, just staring at the screen. Then, with a twitch of his eye, he snaps.*
*Each beat of his speech is punctuated by the thud of his head bashing against the wall.* How - could I - have not - figured - it out?!
Dangle king? Swinging? DK? Why didn't I notice that? I mean, we do already know that Gamer meets DK again and gets DK Strength from him...

Of course, it could be that we're going in the completely wrong direction. The only thing I can be sure of is that CG isn't going to tell us either way.

XD
For a second there, I was right with you, on the sudden pause and contemplation, before feeling how well it all fit.
I guess that this time around might have King K.Rool too...Which....hmm.
There could be a couple levels to this name, intended or otherwise. XD
Naryu Elda

Could also be one of those apes (the boss ones) from that Donkey Kong game with the congos.
Captain Gamer

So, it's been about five months, 1.3% of that time working on the actual chapter, but we have update, people. Discuss!
Naryu Elda

Well, not much can be said that hasn't already, I suppose.
Captain Gamer

Er... I meant that Episode 6 is up. As in I completed it and now everybody can read it. ._.
Naryu Elda

*dashes over to the page*
Naryu Elda

*grins like a maniac*

That was awesome.

I loved it with Kate's papers.

I REALLY loved it when I saw a familiar furry face.

I cracked up laughing when I saw Steven's antics. And again when I saw the double use of 'swinging' in the same couple of paragraphs.

I was suspicious when I read the description of the reptile.

My suspicions were confirmed as soon as I saw the ship, upon which point I paused and looked at a certain game to see if the creature described bore any similarity to a familiar creature.

I cheered when Gamer arrived.

I freaked out at a certain enemy's choice of words when talking to the Realized hero.
Spoiler:

“You can’t even talk! Reason means nothing to you. Let’s take you back!” That freaked me out. I mean, this most likely meant 'It is pointless for you to be against us... Come back to the side of villainy.'



I smiled as the chapter came to an end. Mostly at the fact that another friendly hero got a new toy. :3


Sorry for vagueness, but considering the time it is, I don't want to spoil it for the other Gamerfans out there.
Skybait J

Really? It's been five months? Why does it seem like thats no time at all? o.O
Chocolate Ninja

I'm starting to suspect Cruise more again. My second suspicion is that Captain himself hasn't decided on who should turn out to be CG yet, and is thus keeping his options open. Razz
Skybait J

Right, so now that I've finished reading (why do you release these when I have other stuff to do?!) here are my comments!

Overall...I've never played DK's games, so I suppose to me is didnt have that kinda of magic flair as the previous episodes had. Of course I had never played a Sonic game....but I saw the Sonic TV shows! I had something to go on then! Sorta <.< Um....moving on!

I get the feeling that you're really enjoying us go crazy with suspense with all these Gamer alibis. And y'know what? Everybody's Captain Gamer now. Every last person on Kaine's List. All Captain Gamer. But now I feel Shane JR is probably the most Captain Gamer.

In your updates you've opted towards the more European spelling of Chad Grey, where it used to be Gray. At least....I'm sure it was Gray! *runs off to dig up old versions*

So thats why Kirby's Warp Star is unregistered as a vehicle, it was made before that law came into place...or something. Wait, what was I thinking again? o.O

So, in the end, good job on another chapter! I look forward to the days of bi-monthly updates Twisted Evil
Anomaly

*closes eyes, covers ears, and does his best to not read any of the posts here* Sooo, new chapter, huh? Sorry, but I think I'll leave it a little while, until Cap uploads the updates to the other chapters... that way, I'll be properly caught up, and everything will actually make sense.
Koji_Tsunami

Yes!!!!
Took you long enough Cap.

Wait, can't DK talk in Donkey Kong 64?

Also, I thought a certain exchange was funny...
"DK."
"Donkey Kong?"
"DK"
"Donkey Kong is here?" Laughing
Konoko

Skybait J wrote:
And y'know what? Everybody's Captain Gamer now. Every last person on Kaine's List. All Captain Gamer. But now I feel Shane JR is probably the most Captain Gamer.

I wish to add my support to this theory.
Although, some of that may be because the cheesy factor of saying something like 'Deep down, isn't there a little Captain Gamer in ALL of us?' really appeals to part of me. Rolling Eyes
Captain Gamer

Skybait J wrote:
I get the feeling that you're really enjoying us go crazy with suspense with all these Gamer alibis. And y'know what? Everybody's Captain Gamer now. Every last person on Kaine's List. All Captain Gamer.


So... you're saying they all take turns being Captain Gamer, or something? >.> Hmm... I wonder if any change in Captain's behavior from chapter to chapter would support this...
Koji_Tsunami

I thik that means that everyone could be Captain Gamer.
Cruise is out with a cold on that day, Shane mysteriously disappears to return with an injury that day. Grey goes off to get a better camera angle when Cap shows up, etc.
Pretty much any of them could be Cap. But I'm almost sure they're not pulling a "Batwoman". (How many of you get the reference?)
Konoko

Captain Gamer wrote:
Skybait J wrote:
I get the feeling that you're really enjoying us go crazy with suspense with all these Gamer alibis. And y'know what? Everybody's Captain Gamer now. Every last person on Kaine's List. All Captain Gamer.

So... you're saying they all take turns being Captain Gamer, or something? >.> Hmm... I wonder if any change in Captain's behavior from chapter to chapter would support this...

...throwing gasoline onto the fires of speculation. Razz

And I didn't get the reference Koji, but once more the use of wikipedia and google as an exterior brain worked out. 2nd result on the google search for Batwoman came up with the wiki page for the animated film 'Mystery of the Batwoman' and it sounds like thats what you're referring to. Although, all it says is
Quote:
Batman is repeatedly frustrated in his investigation as several candidates are found and excluded. This leads to a plot twist concerning the "identity" of the Batwoman that emphasizes the deductive skills of the Dark Knight.
Koji_Tsunami

Yeah, that's it.
I'm saying that if Cap's really multiple people, someone's going to die. And it will be real-life Cap. (just joking)
But Captain Gamer could be any of those people. Just like in "Clue".
Mad Waah! Captain Gamer's confusinging me!!!!1
*annoyed*
Konoko

Calm down and look at it a different way. We're kinda getting all the names through the focus of the story but at the same time the actual information is ommitted to keep it ambiguous. I suppose one possible question is, would it really matter which one it really was, as long as it was being done?
Anomaly

I suppose you have a point, Konoko. Still, since when has the cruel mistress that is Logic done anything to stem the burning passion of those who speculate?
Skybait J

Because authors heaqr those speculations and the logic and can twist the endings to whatever means they ever want to <.<
Koji_Tsunami

Augh! you mean Cap could be playing mind games with us right now? AAAAAHHHH!

Three out of five of Koji's closest friends hate logic.
Konoko

Skybait J wrote:
Because authors heaqr those speculations and the logic and can twist the endings to whatever means they ever want to <.<

Eh, I'd say the best authors have the general idea planned out ahead, twists and all and don't alter it to suit the fans speculation, or to second guess them and find something they didn't expect. That sorta thing often leads to plotholes and dodgy logic. :p
Captain Gamer

Can YOU spot the new Game Card? =P

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