"...Of course, we all remember the infamous incident when socialite do-gooder Venus de Mayhem obliterated a block of the city's historic downtown neighborhood, killing four people."
"Welcome back to Window of Discourse, I'm Mark Hall. Continuing tonight's topic, five years have passed since the passage of the Wertham Act. How has this affected the city? Are we safer now without the presence of so-called vigilante heroes? Civics professor and author of the book, 'Twilight of the City', Wilbur Pilkins.""Mark, I don't think anyone believes-""Of course we're safer!""President of Concerned City Mothers, Jill Preston. It would certainly seem like we're safer without Venus and others like her interfering with police work!"
"Well, that's not exactly true, Mark... if you look at the rates of both petty and violent crime-""Look outside! There are no more smoking ruins that used to be shopping malls, no one peeping in your thirtieth-story window late at night! We can walk the streets of downtown without fear of being hit by a stray laser beam or-""Do you often walk around downtown, Mrs. Preston?""What, are you kidding? Of course not, I'd have to be cr-"
"We interrupt this broadcast to bring you an important announcement. A robbery is apparently underway at the city museum, where the famous Hapsburg Diamond is being unveiled. We now go live to Betsy Carter. Betsy?"
"How's my hair? Are we on? That's right, Chuck, I'm here inside the main reception hall at the city museum, where just moments ago notorious metainciter Manic Panic and another individual attacked the crowd gathered here, stealing the Hapsburg Diamond in the process!"
"Where are - ow! Where are you taking us?""Away from that nutcase in the mask."
"I see a couple of nutcases right h- urk!""Watch it, old man! We only need one hostage each!"
"What's the plan, Manic?""You take that one and get outta here with the diamond.""What about you?"
"I got a score to settle."Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>46139038Take that cavewoman's head bone adn hit Manic with it.
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>46139038Declare that there's no need to fear, Underdog is here!
"I've got a bone to pick with you!"KLUNB"Augh-"
"You again?! Still think you can take me on?"
"Then let's party!"Manic hits me with a wave of whatever it is he does, and the sensation knocks me back like a physical blow, an instant before the ground erupts and skinless corpses haul themselves out of the broken museum tile, clawing at me with sharpened bones!"Mom?! Dad?!?"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>46139530Smack our face as hard as possibly.
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>46139530Roll to Disbelieve!
This isn't happening. This is what Manic does. That bone I threw - that's why I'm thinking of this. All I have to do is snap out of it. Slap myself or something-"You... you let us get killed!"
"What? No, that's not true, I wasn't even-""You... let us get killed... you died too... they just shot youuu...""That can't be true... Nancy-""Nancy's dead... you're dead..."
"We're going to take you back... back with us...""Aaaaah!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>46139890Not die
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>46139890Punch Maniac in the face!
I can't fight, my dead parents are too strong, clutching and grasping as they drag me down underneath the museum floor to hell...
...wait, behind them - Manic Panic! Of course, he's already overexerted himself, and he needs to stay close to me to use his power...
I need to time this just right... get him to go in for the kill..."Aaaah-"
"That *koff* all you got? Gonna need more than your Size 6 to take me d-"
One down, one to go. I hope Nancy made it out okay.But Manic's date still has the diamond. And Pete.Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>46140613Put the club and bone back on the display.It's only polite.
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>46140613recon the area for a way to stealth approach the other thief
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>46140613Shove the club in Manic's ass.
I can think of one place I'd like to leave this club...
...but the fewer clues I leave behind, the better.
Sirens in the distance. Somebody will find Manic before he wakes up.I've got to hurry, before she gets away and Pete's life stops being useful to her.
"Hurry up, idiot! I don't have all night!""Where are we going?!""Out the back, where else? Now move!""Ow! Are you sure you wouldn't like to steal something else? That vase looks like it's worth a lot of money!"
"Get in there, quick, before anyone sees us.""But we can't go in here!"
"It says closed for renovations!"
(This is gonna take me a minute to set up - feel free to grab a quick snack!)
No sign of Manic Panic's date... or Pete. Just a bunch of bones and some cleaning equipment-
I'm about to give up and check the modern art gallery when I hear the quiet flap of something, like a moth or a sparrow, and the click of a gun's hammer being drawn back."You're persistent, ain't you?""Where's P... the hostage?!"
"I wouldn't be worrying about him if I were you."Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>46142220Gently kick the leg of the dinosaur she's leaning on, creating a chain reaction of shaking that ends with her landing in a garbage can.
>>46142298oh god it's gonna collapse on our own ass isn't it
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>46142220Take the dino tooth and throw it at her!
>>46142570stop! you're giving him ideas!
Rolled 9 (1d12)This setpiece is amazing!Survive the inevitable collapse of the bones!
"Maybe... but you've got something else to worry about.""Yeah? What's that?"
"Whoa- I'm gonna-"
I'm reaching for the garbage can to catch her as she lands when something happens that's so unexpected I can't even move."What the f-"
"Psych! Oh, haven't we met? My name's Fly Girl."
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>46143067Throw a rock at her! Rock does 2x damage to flying types!
"See, I don't have to worry about gravity."
Rolled 1 (1d12)"But you do!"KRAAAKRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>46143116Kick the dino head at Fly Girl.
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>46143116Dodge and throw a rock at her!
No time to think - only time to attack!"Hya!"KRUKI get a lucky connection as my kick knocks the skull far enough that it doesn't crush me, and push off with the force hard enough to fling me out of its path.KROOMK
"Lucky move, but you're too late. My style ain't got no equal.""Maybe, but there's still one thing you need to be afraid of."
"Yeah? What's that?"
"Me."Roll a d12 and link to this post, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>46143698rock her tits off with that rock
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>46143698"I could become a professional baseball pitcher!"
"NO!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>46144200swooce right in and grab the diamond
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>46144200Grab the diamond and kick at Fly Girl's head.
The glare of the naked stage lights a hundred feet above us catches the diamond's edge and I throw myself at where I think it will be - and I catch it!"No!" shrieks Fly Girl, enraged, and swoops down to snatch it back but I land and roll and send my foot swinging in a wide arc-
"Yes."KLUNF"Aaaugh-!"My kick drives into her with enough force to knock her backward, unsupported by the paper-thin wings that are somehow keeping her in the air.
>>46144749kick her into a pointy bone, impaling her on it!
"Unnngh... what hit me?""Nothing you didn't have coming."
"Now, you and I are going to-""Check in here!""This is where that crash came from!"Police!Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>46144922throw the rozzers the diamond and skedaddle
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>46144922Drop the diamond and flee the scene!
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>46144922Make like a tree and get outta there!
"Hey, Officer. Catch.""Huh-?"
"The Hapsburg Diamond! How in the world-"
"Hey, this is the villain who robbed the First City Bank last month!""Uuuhgh... I stole the Hapsburg Diamond too.""Thanks for the tip.""Don't I still have it?""No.""...Oh."CLICK"Where'd you find the diamond?""It's the damnedest thing. It just fell out of thin air!"
"Oh, my Gawd, it was awful! First this guy in a pink mohawk showed up, and then whatever he did, everybody just went crazy and started running around and screaming! All I could see was my kids, starting the house on fire! It was like it was really happening!""And what happened after that?""I don't know, when I came to, a cop was trying to shine a flashlight in my eyes!"
"Hey, have you- excuse me! Have you seen my sister? I said-""Uh-""Pete, do something!""Um, has anyone-""Never mind! Hey! Has anyone seen my-"
"-sister!""Hey, you two are okay!"
Nancy grabs me and squeezes me as tight as she can, and I stifle a groan as her arms compress down on the bruises underneath my dress."Never mind us, what happened to you?!""I called the police and went to the bathroom, and when I came out everybody was running around and screaming, so I went back and hid in the bathroom until everything was over! What about you two?""They tried to take us hostage, but this woman in a red costume showed up and saved us!"
"Uh, I'm, uh, gonna go call us a cab!"What will you do now?>Stick around a little longer>Go home>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>46146288get our tinfoil hat, we didn't see manic get caught so he might still be on the loose.Check if he's still there.
"Here they come! Get the camera over there!"
"Manic! Mr. Panic! Betsy Carter, Channel 2 News - what drove you to try and steal the Hapsburg Diamond?""Slag off, ya nosy tart!"
"Do you have anything to say about the alleged hero who witnesses say defeated you and your partner?""I said, SLAG- huh?"
"Come on, Johnny Rotten, let's go.""Hands off, rozzer!"
"What was that all about?""I don't have any idea."
"Okay, uh, I got us a cab! Uh, they said he'd be here in five minutes, ha ha!"What will you do now?
>>46147059Begin planning for the inevitable rematch with Manic now that he's seen our face. And the people close to us.
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>46147059roll to seduce
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>46147508ah the old failed seduce tradition is still going strong i see.>>46147059Offer your friends a vacation away from the city to keep them safe.
"You order a cab?""Oh, uh, ha ha, that's us! Uh, allow me-"
"Uh, are you okay? You didn't get hurt, did you?""I'm fine.""Oh, okay, ha-ha, it's just that you seem a little-""I'm fine. Thanks for getting us a cab.""Oh, uh, ha-ha, no problem!"
"Big night, huh?""Oh, uh, yeah, uh, ha-ha, we were-""Lots of lights, lots of sirens! Big things going on tonight! I see lots of people, lots of police!"
"Ha-ha, uh, actually-""I said to myself, 'Hassan, you should have been a police officer instead of a cab driver! Just think of all the interesting detective cases I would have, huh? Maybe I would catch a supervillain!""Well, uh, actually, ha-ha-""But I would have been a very good police officer. I am a very good driver, as you can see."
Pete keeps trying to tell the cab driver what happened for five minutes before he gives up. Oh, Pete... he's not cut out for this kind of thing.And Nancy. I never meant to get her involved in this. If anything happened to her...I need to get them away from here until things cool down.
Who am I kidding?I don't even know if I'll be able to afford my rent this month.
"Say, um, could I, uh, talk to you for a second?""Yeah, sure. Here, I'll let you in.""Thanks, kiddo. I'm gonna go change."
"What did you want to talk about?""Oh, uh, I thought, uh, maybe we could, uh-""My sister's staying one more night.""Oh, uh, what if we just-"
"Goodnight, Pete.""Oh, uh, um..."
Could this night get any more awkward-
"We need to talk."
"About what?""What happened back there?""Pete just wanted to, you know-""I don't mean Pete, I mean at the museum! You know something you're not telling me! About what happened!""You're nuts. Look, I need to go change and go to bed. I've had a really long day."
This is nifty. bump.
"I could always tell when you were lying!""You sound like Mom."
"Are you going to ignore me all night?""Are you going to tell me the truth?""I said I was.""That sweater again, huh?""I told you, I'm thin-skinned."
"You tell me a lot of things. The problem is, they don't match up with what I'm seeing.""Nancy-""So what's really going on? With you. Working late, running off all the time. You've changed.">Tell Nancy the truth>Make up a story>Tell her to mind her own businessRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>46149154Tell Nancy the truth, she might be in danger after manic figured it out.
>>46149210Well, time to bite the bullet, I guess.
"Nancy, I've got to tell you something..."
"You're a WHAT?!?"
"This is crazy! That's insane - it's drugs, isn't it? All the late nights, all the- it's gotta be drugs. I mean, what else could it b-""Nancy."
"Aaah! It's her!"
"Nancy, cool it! See? It's me!""Jesus, you- you weren't kidding! You really are a vigilante!""I told you so.""Where... where did you get this outfit?""I made it."
"So?""So what?""What do you think?""About all this? About you being-""Yeah."
>>46149815i was expecting she got it from the costume shop at sunnydale heights
"I can't believe you didn't tell me sooner!"
>>46149895thanks for running lq!
>>46149757> this is crazy that's insane>>46149786> aaah! it's her!how in the bloody blue blazes are lego minifigs more emotive than the shit I put up with in our slush piles. Submitters should stop trying to send us bad anime cels and buy action figures.
Thanks for running.the museum backdrop was amazing.
Well! That was a VERY interesting turn of events! I had a rough idea of how the museum heist might go, but everything after that was just winging it like usual. I'm pretty surprised that Nancy took it as well as she did!I'll be back in a few minutes and we can talk about Easter eggs and some other fun stuff!
>>46149931They're more emotive because you are dealing with an object that does not change dimensions from frame to frame. Also, it's much easier to repose and take another picture than it is to redraw something that took hours or days.
>>46150007I think it's a "less is more" thing. And art colleges don't teach life-drawing anymore. The lego figs are really rigid, horribly constrained, but that forces the photographer to up their game in composition The abstracted figures get an automatic wave because the context of the medium is staring me in the face, but it's not trying for photorealism so why should I expect it.Could I publish any of this? No. Could my hopefuls learn from this? Hell yes.
>>46149956Thanks anon!I'm pretty proud of these displays. I first made a bunch of dinosaur skeletons about a year ago, but at the time I didn't have any of the large white rib pieces so they looked a little bare-bones.I made these a month or so ago and posted them on /toy/ as I was working on them, but I was planning on using them as a backdrop for this game and a couple other ones.Anyway, here are some detailed shots of the stars. First up is this hungry fella. I came up with silly names for all of them when I posted them on /toy/ but I can't remember them so I'd have to look them up.
>>46150299>so they looked a little bare-bonesclever as ever
>>46150299Was Flygirl always going to be Flygirl or did you 'wing' it?
Here's the brontowhatzis. Minifig for scale. Both derpisaurs benefited from the big rib pieces, but this one especially, since before I was trying to use white arch pieces as ribs.This one has two bars inside its neck to keep it rigid and help hold the heavy skull up, but because of the way it's set up, there's one cylinder in the middle that doesn't have any extra support. Surprisingly, even though the head fell off at least ten times during that scene, the neck never came apart.
This is the skeleton that Fly Girl crashed into. It turned out a lot cuter than the raptor-thing I made the first time around.>>46150361>Was Flygirl always going to be Flygirl or did you 'wing' it?I wasn't sure what her power was going to be, but I had a pair of wings set aside because I thought the name was funny.
This is the flightosaur that was suspended above Red when she came into the exhibit. The stand is surprisingly stable for being only 1x2.
The last one didn't have a prototype. When I was posting these on /toy/, I asked what the fifth one should be and two people said "mammoth", so I put it together right there. I used up basically all the white non-brick pieces I own to build it. I even had to cannibalize two ribs from the brontotops to give it tusks (it used to have 12 ribs, but I took the front set off and you can't even tell there's a gap).
Time for some Easter eggs before I go to bed...Venus de Mayhem was first mentioned by Bullion Cube in the fourth episode. He didn't think very highly of her.
>>46150545>white axles,what is this magic. I have a couple of old uncoloured plastic ones but i've never seen them in white.
Manic Panic, if you don't know, is a brand of cheap, temporary hair dye, often associated with punks, punk posers, and other similar types.A "fly girl" is an attractive female, but also one of the house dancers on the TV show In Living Color. I thought it would be funny to have them both named after quasi-music-related subjects.
>>46150428It looks like it's bending over in preparation for recieving anal
While Mark Hall and his panelists are new, the Wertham Act was first mentioned back in the intro to the very first episode, as the reason why the other heroes had disappeared. Fredric Wertham was of course the famous psychiatrist who led a crusade against superhero comics, and the comics industry in general.Other vigilante heroes have been named, but so far only Venus and the White Knight have been seen on camera.
Our grim and gritty protagonist's dead parents were mentioned by Bullion Cube a couple episodes ago when he was reading off the dirt he had had dug up on her.Also of note was the fact that her only other relative seems to be Nancy. All the more reason for Nance to act a little overprotective of her baby sister.
Anyway, that's about it for me! Thanks for playing!If you want to read more, almost all previous episodes are archived on suptg along with all the pictures:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Lego%20QuestThe official Lego Quest wiki has a bunch of information about Red and all her friends and enemies and frienemies:http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_WikiAnd if you follow me on Twitter, you'll get a tweet whenever a new episode starts or resumes:@EndmanOfFuturonGoodnight everybody!
>>46150921good night man
Thanks for running OP! You always make this look much easier than it is!>>46150749Implying Venus and White Knight aren't one and the same.
>>46150545All of these are really great!
>>46152496>>46155226Thanks anons!A couple more Easter eggs that I forgot to mention last night:Fly Girl is mostly the CMF S15 Jewel Thief. I heresy'd her face printing a little bit and swapped out a different haircut. She also doesn't need a grappling hook this way. The Hapsburg Diamond is the diamond that came with her, because it's the only one I have in trans-clear.
>>46139038The cave lady mannequin is the CMF S5 Cavewoman. The caveman is made from a bunch of different figs because I don't have a "real" CMF Caveman. His club is actually the one that came with the Cavewoman.The prop fire is the new small flame/plume piece, but in regular red instead of trans-orange since it's not real fire.Kinda hard to tell, but the cab driver is wearing the banana shirt from the new CMF Clumsy Guy.
>>46150643>white axlesYeah, I was pretty surprised to find them in a bucket of axles the last time I went to my local-ish impoverished version of the Lego Store's Pick-A-Brick. I only got two, but in hindsight I should have probably got them all.If you like talking about Lego stuff, I'm usually lurking in the Lego General thread over on /toy/:>>>/toy/5560693