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Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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The Power of A Name
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Nethilia fucked around with this message at 16:49 on Jan 2, 2021

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

Hullabalooza '96
Easily Depressed
Teenagers Edition



THUNDERDOME WEEK CCCXCIX (Trip C, Ex-Cee, Eye-Ex):
(that's 399, I finally figured this out)
Tell 'Em That It's Human Toon-man Nature


*dusts off the throne, leans back, crosses ankles*

Hey, TD. I haven't properly left the house since the 5th of this month and my favorite mess-around store is closed. I could be angry. And by the gods, I am! But I'm also sitting on this lovely throne, and I think we should all go to a place where things are a little more two dimensional and often drawn with flash animation nowadays.

This week, you're writing toons.

I'm going to assign you an iconic non-human character from movies, cartoons, videos games, anime that I've watched, etc. Looney, Disney, Cartoon Network, 90s, or otherwise. And you're going to write a story about them, but they're human.

That's it. Write me some stories about humans who are based on toons.

Oh wait. I remember "be happy and write with few words" week and y'all can't be trusted with open-ended prompts. So let's have some base rules.

* When I say "write me some human fic starring toons" this means you'll reference the personality traits and/or quirks the OG Toon has. Every other character in the story can be based out of your head. Only the MC has to be the toon base. Toons are the center of their worlds. So no making your toon-character a one off side character. They're under the spotlight.

* No, you don't get to pick your character. I'm at home any drat ways, I have time to assign all kinds of things. You'd probably pick some anime I haven't watched.

* These are stories, not fic. No high school/coffeeshop AUs. (If you read that and went "what the hell is that?" you're already on a great path to greatness.) No waking up to be suddenly human. No references to the world the toon came from as being real. No looking at a TV and wondering why they're bucktoothed and like carrots like the dude on the TV. Your MC's always been human. They don't know they're based on a toon. They're just living their life where they happen to be a lot like some character they don't know they're like. I'll yeet you out of a window and then drop a 10 ton weight on your head and you'll walk away making accordion noises.

* No, you can't use the toon's original name. You're writing stories, not fic.

* If I can't tell you used the character in the story you will DM. I know way too much about who I'm assigning you, bitch.

* This is very important: Since cartoons never die, be maimed, or kill--they just cause mischief and trouble--no one can die in your stories. At all. And no one can kill. (Don't you play your Roger Rabbit games with me.) You can't even have death in the story. You write a character in, they live to the end of that story. Choose wisely who shows up.

*~*~*

1500 words. Wow, you're getting a nice little chunky monkey. Flash, and I'll give you a second character (who will not be of the same universe as your first) that you must include for 500 more words.

Usual TD rules apply: no porn/fan fic/Gdocs. Especially no fanfic. Don't loving write fan fic you little shits.

Edited to add: the winner of this week will be the judge of Week 401. Week 400 is special and not to be handled by your common judge who just wrote a decent thing.

Sign up by: 11:59 pm PST Friday, 3/27/2020
Post up by: 11:59 pm PST Sunday, 3/29/2020

The Merry Go Round Broke Down:
* Nethilia
* Ironic Twist
* ????

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms:

* Doctor Eckhart (Tweety Bird and Jerry Mouse)
* Simply Simon (Fluttershy and Pinky)
* Thranguy (Yogi Bear)
* Azza Bamboo (Daffy Duck)
* QuoProQuid (Droopy Dog)
* HFCS (The White Rabbit)
* Staggy (Snagglepuss)
* Chili (Rocket J. Squirrel and Pinkie Pie)
* Anomalous Amalgam (Woody Woodpecker and Lumpy Space Princess)
* Tyrannosaurus (Bugs Bunny and Tom Nook)
* Mercedes (Donald Duck)
* Yoruichi (Bowser)
* Pththya-lyi (Rocko)
* Carl Killer Miller (Stimpy)
* Something Else (Scooby Doo)
* SlipUp (Twilight Sparkle and Mordecai)
* selaphiel (Ein)
* BeefSupreme (Sylvester and Rarity)

Nethilia fucked around with this message at 23:38 on Mar 28, 2020

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

Hullabalooza '96
Easily Depressed
Teenagers Edition


Doctor Eckhart posted:

I am so in! Flash me for good measure.


Tweety Bird and


Jerry Mouse.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

Hullabalooza '96
Easily Depressed
Teenagers Edition


Simply Simon posted:

Perfect opportunity for a turnaround.

In and Flash as well. Hope I actually know the characters! Don't give me anime I don't know what an ńi You is


Fluttershy

and


Pinky.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Yogi Bear.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Daffy Duck.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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QuoProQuid posted:

Yes, sure. Iím in.


Droopy.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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HFCS posted:

Never done this before. I want in please.


The White Rabbit.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Snagglepuss.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Rocket J. Squirrel.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Anomalous Amalgam posted:

In and flash please!


Woody Woodpecker and


Lumpy Space Princess.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Tyrannosaurus posted:

Let's go. I'm in with a flash.


Bugs Bunny and


Tom Nook.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

Hullabalooza '96
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Mercedes posted:

Sign me up Neth


Donald Duck.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Chili posted:

And I'll take a flash! Please, and thank you.


Pinkie Pie.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Bowser.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Pththya-lyi posted:

I hope this won't comically blow up in my face, leaving me covered in soot and with singed hair but otherwise unharmed. In


Rocko.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Stimpy.

Nethilia
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Something Else posted:

Iím in and Iím ready


Scooby Doo.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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SlipUp posted:

Sure, this sounds fun.

Flash me!


Twilight Sparkle

and


Mordecai.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Ein.

Nethilia
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BeefSupreme posted:

yeah sure i'm in and flash


Sylvester and


Rarity.

*~*~*

Signups closed. Write em what you got em.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

Hullabalooza '96
Easily Depressed
Teenagers Edition


Closed. If you post before Judgement I might still love you.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

Hullabalooza '96
Easily Depressed
Teenagers Edition


Week 399:


Mercedes, Carl Killer Miller, Azza Bamboo, Anomalous Amalgam. You didn't get entries in, and that's okay. Don't feel bad at all. Times are hard, take so much care of y'all selves.
If the four of you ever can send in redemption, no matter when, I promise to crit it/rank it against the week within a week once you contact me and let me know.

To the Rulings:

HMs:
Staggy: you made me giggle and I love camp.
Slipup: So the essence of the characters and the poo poo they'd do to each other. Snappy and good.
Tyrannosaurus: Swirling the natures of both tricksters together well.

DMs:
HFCS - Mafia stuff with too much minutae and glaring proofreading errors.
selaphiel: I don't know where you were going with this tiger thing but that's not close to the character.
Something Else: a grimdark take on pretty much anything in the world is not Neth's thing in the slightest, I'm so not amused.

Loss:
Doctor Eckhart, with an airport story that was dry as a bone and with no joy or true characterization. Enjoy your new avatar, I hope you think it's pretty.

Win:
Chili with a story about friendship, caring, and highs and lows and heart.

I have more things to say, good and bad, but they can come out in my crits. Right now I need to go catch butterflies and pay that racoon his bells.
Congrats, dude, the throne i--

waitaminute, we're getting a last minute announcement from sitting here over the speakers

NO PROMPTING. WEEK 400 IS NOT YOURS.

--got it. Just chill. Maybe take this week to wipe it down. Start with 401.

See y'all on the other side of the river.

Nethilia fucked around with this message at 03:57 on Apr 1, 2020

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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IN.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Songs of the South
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Nethilia fucked around with this message at 16:49 on Jan 2, 2021

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Week 402:
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player



You know, it was a tossup the other week between prompts, but since apparently y'all want to let me do this again. here we go.

One of my favorite artists has and will be Sir Elton Hercules John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight. And that man has a discography spanning back over fifty goddamn years, starting in 1969 (nice). I can literally sit and listen to nothing else while I'm doing my works, and sometimes I have. Which gives me a lot of songs to use for a prompt, even beyond the most well known ones.

This week, you will either pick or be assigned a song by Elton John, your choice. From that song, you will write me a story that invokes the feelings, mood, lyrics, or any other part of the song. Basically that song better make me feel like you listened to the song. Some songs will automatically come with flash rules the moment you pick them or are assigned them. Which ones? You'll know when it happens!

And, because every single one of my prompts come with something else (because I'm like that) your story must also include references to one of the following: Earth, Space, or Sea. Does this mean the story takes place there? gently caress if I know, just do it, you're writing the story.

You have 1107 words to write with (11:07 being the length of one of the longer songs) and, if you want a random flash rule from my pocket of flash, you can have 193 more words for an even 1300. (Does this mean you can get two flash rules on you? You sure can! It's an exciting time to be alive and in TD.)

Standard TD rules apply: no porn, no fanfic, no google docs.

Sign up by 11:59 p.m. PDT Friday 4/17/2020
Wordcraft by 11:59 p.m. PDT Sunday, 4/19/2020

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road:
Nethilia
Simply Simon
a friendly penguin

Where the Dogs of Society Howl:
Ironic Twist - Original Sin
SlipUp - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (no fights allowed!)
The Saddest Rhino - Kiss the Bride (Old, New, Borrowed, Blue/At least four characters)
BeefSupreme - Three Way Love Affair
Thranguy - This Song Has No Title (nameless protag/on a vacation)
Chairchucker - Bennie and the Jets (No Bennys, no Jets)
Entenzahn - Daniel
Black Griffon - Texas Love Song (setting: Texas)
Something Else - Crocodile Rock (literal stone crocodile/Tell that one toxic friend, "Yo, lose my number.")
NAGA LIU KANG - Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Butterflies/two postcards)
rohan - Sacrifice (story must take place in either the Spring or the Fall)
Doctor Eckhart - Blessed

Nethilia fucked around with this message at 10:39 on Apr 20, 2020

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Ironic Twist posted:

in, assign me a deep cut, please
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rljzTdI04s4
Original Sin

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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FLASH!: Your story cannot have any fighting whatsoever.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkmwVDLMZNk
Kiss the Bride

Song Flash: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: Pick Two and use them.

Word Flash: There's at least four characters in your story.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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BeefSupreme posted:

in and give me somethin good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=josqI7u947k
Three Way Love Affair.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Song Flash: This song has no title and your protagonist has no name.
Standard Flash: Take your characters on vacation. Wherever they are, it's not home.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Chairchucker posted:

Yes hello in give me a song please I don't mind which I don't think he's ever written a bad one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5rQHoaQpTw
Bennie and the Jets

FLASH! You cannot use the name Benny or any variations or variant spellings (such as Ben/Benjamin/Benita Applebum/etc) or have jets.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Entenzahn posted:

In, give me a song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA78e27R_J4
Daniel

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Black Griffon posted:

knocking it out of the park with these good and useful crits

also I'm in, gimme a song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RktysPeRP0
Texas Love Song

FLASH: Guess where your story takes place. Did you say Texas? You're right!

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Something Else posted:

Iím in

Crocodile rock

Gimme all the flashes u got

Song Flash!: your story must include a literal stone crocodile.
Word Flash: Tell that one toxic friend, "Yo, lose my number."

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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NAGA LIU KANG posted:

You thought a simple ban could destroy me! Pfftt... In, flash plz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-2vN3YJ29k
Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Song Flash: Butterflies matter in the story.
Word Flash: So do at least two postcards.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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rohan posted:

in, I'll take a song and a flash please

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrLkTZrPZA4
Sacrifice

Word Flash: Your story must take place in either the Spring or the Fall.

Nethilia
Oct 17, 2012

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Doctor Eckhart posted:

May I have an assignment pls? Think I got missed, a fact that I also missed until now.

My bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKvIBkr6RZs
Blessed.

Also Closed. I gave y'all four extra hours. Write away.

Get in the Discord and bother me if you wanna judge these people.

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