"At Sunnydale Heights High School, there's only one rule - watch your back!"
"Looks like the coast is clear... and I've still got enough time to make it to biology before the end of the period! I'm going to have to get it in gear or else I might end up flat!"
"I hope Antoinette is doing alright! Wish I could see her during lunch, but Coach Mangely says we need to pose for a team photo on the squareball field!"
"So far, so good! There's the biology room and no sign of Rex or his car-"[rumbling noise approaching]
"Aaah! I should have kept my mouth shut!"
[door banging noise]"Aaaaah! Eight-cylinder haunted hot-rods!"
"Ah, Zack, I was begeeening to think you had died without giving me zee chance to harvest your organs!""Aaah!"
"Uh, hi, Professor Thalamus, sorry I'm late... did you get a haircut?""Oh, zeez eez just a leetle peemple!""Heeeelllllp... meeeee...""Uh, did that just say-""Eet eez nothing!" "So what did I miss? Just gotta take a few notes?"Today eez a dissection day, but seeence you are late, I have geeeven all zee leetle rats away.""That's okay, Professor, I can just join another group-""Wait, I just remembered, I have one more rat in zee back room!"
"Here you go! Zeez one is steeel very fresh!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>2041781attempt to fight the rat with the knife on the bench
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>2041781Start dissecting it.
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>2041781Make friends with Ratty, the Man-Rat Hybrid!Or at least the best you could do while you're jabbing him with a scalpel.
"Aaaah! Too fresh! Easy, Ratty.. I'm just going to grab this knife and-"
"Squeak! I don't think so!"
"Aaaaaa!""Squeak! Get back here!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>2041875Run past Felicia and hope the cat part of her will kick in.
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>2041875Commence Tom and Jerry montage.
"Squeak! Let's see how many organs you have!""Aaaah! Somebody help me!""Hand me that, will ya?"
[blood splattering noise]"Aaaaah!"
"Hey, Zack, are you hungry? You look like you didn't get enough breakfast!">Finish the lab by yourself>Ask someone for help>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>2042057Partner up with Felicity and use this chance to discuss the situation with Rex and the other girls with her.
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>2042057Ask her if she could leave us the head. Clearly, a rat with a noticeable oddity or labled mutation could net us extra credit in biology!Also, put Felicia down for partial credit, too.
"Uh... I don't want to fill up before my big photo shoot...""Fine, forget I asked-""Wait, Felicity, do you want to be my lab partner for this? I mean, if you're not still working on yours...""Nah, I could gut a rat in my sleep. Jerry can take care of the rest."
"You sure you know what you're doing, new kid?""Absolutely! I mean... I think I do...""Ahh, I have been meaning to see what eez eeenside of zeez one! For extra credit, you may document any unusual findings! Meeez Line, you may doo zee same!""Wow, new kid, that's twice you helped out my biology grade."
"Hey Felicity, can I ask you a serious question?"SPLURBP!"Yeah, sure, I guess.""What's so great about riding around in Rex's car, anyway?"
"I don't know... I guess... when you're with a guy who has a cool car, like, a car all his own, and you're riding around with him, you can go anywhere he takes you, as far from your mom's apartment and her scuzzy boyfriend Jeff as you've ever been before, and you can just ride and ride until you forget all about everything else going on in your life."
"Here, let me do that next part.""You sure? You told me you never knew how to do this part.""Gimme."
"Well?""Well what?""Show me how to do it!"
"Alright, hold it just like that-""Here?""Right there. Okay, when you're ready-""Like this?""That's it-"
"Not bad, new kid. I forgot how good you are at this kind of stuff. Maybe I'll pitch in my share of the birthday concert take after all.""If I had a car, I'd be good at driving you to school every day.""Promise?""Absolutely.">Keep going>Finish up>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>2042311>Keep going
"I forget why I was mad at you.""It's because Antoinette told you that she and I weren't finished talking at the big Halloween dance.""There was more than that!""No, that was all that happened."
"What does Antoinette have that I don't, anyways? Do you not like me because I'm not rich?""I like you for lots of reasons.""Like what?"
"Believe me, you're the kind of girl I dream ab-"
[bell ringing noise]"Do not forget to turn in your papers on zee way out!">Spend more time with Felicity in the hallway>Get to your squareball team photo shoot>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>2042395Odds of running into Rex's Killer Ride out in the hallway are probably not in our favor, so have Felicity escort you to the squareball meet.
"Here you go, Professor! I put both our names on it.""Excellent! You are zee very model of zee perfect student, Zack!"
"Looks like I owe you one, new kid.""I think I know how you can pay me back. Are you going to the cafeteria now?""Nah, I already caught lunch. Why?""I'm going out to the squareball field for this photo shoot.""So?""I could use a cheerleader of my own-"
"Morning, Coach Mangely! ""Enough small talk, Jackson! Harry wants to shoot this from the goal line, so everyone line up over there."
[camera shutter noise]
"I'm starved!""I hope they're serving fried-brain sandwiches again!""Come on, let's hurry before lunch is over!"
"Lunchroom is the other way, new kid. What are you looking at?""You know, I never properly thanked you for taking care of my rodent issue in biology class."
"Here.""What's this?""I ducked out and got you a Chuckles bar when you were changing into your uniform. Thought you might be hungry."
"Now what was I saying?""You were going to give me a proper thank-you.""Oh, yeah-">Kiss Felicity>Thank Felicity>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
>>2042619I feel like no matter how this choice goes, it's going to land us in trouble somewhere down the line.
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>2042619>Kiss FelicityWhat could go wrong?
>>2042636>pan to Antoinette sitting in Rex's car, watching you make out with Felicity
"You never thanked me for giving you my cut of the birthday concert either.""Seems like I owe you a pretty big thank-you.""Better pay up, new kid."
"I don't have any Chuckles bars.""I'm not big on chocolate."
That's it for tonight, but I'll be back tomorrow and we can have some more fun! I didn't expect a 12-11-12-10 combo for socializing with Felicity so it'll be interesting to see what develops out of this!If you're just tuning in, the last episode of Sunnydale Heights 60666 is still on the board right here: >>2017352but you can read almost all the past 7+ years of Lego Quest on suptg:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questThe Lego Quest wiki has pages for Zack and almost everybody else at Sunnydale Heights:http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_WikiAnd if you follow me on Twitter you'll get twittered when a new episode starts or a current one resumes:@EndmanOfFuturonThanks for playing, and stick around for more!
>>2042674Thanks for hosting, LQ! It's been a blast, as always.
>>2042674Thanks for running LQ.
"That stuff back there... that was just for fun, right?""Seems like we have a lot of fun around each other."
"I'm serious, new kid. We ain't a thing.""Then why aren't you getting to calculus?""I mean it!""What are you worried about?"
"I ain't the one who's got something to worry about, new kid."
"Ah, good, vee can begin now that our last two students have arrived!""Morning, Ms. Cuspid!""Hello, Zack.""Hey, Antoinette. How are you feeling?""I missed you at lunch, Zack.""That's good to hear."
[boring math noises]
[math noises continue]
"Zack, how vould you solve this problem?""Yaaaah-!"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)>>2043418Spout a random mathematical formula in the hopes that it's the correct answer.
"Aaaaah! Just use Euler’s formula for any real number x!"
"Vonderful! For a moment I vas afraid that you vere not paying attention!"
"Nice save.""Didn't anybody tell you I'm a mathematical genius? This school is no sweat. Just as long as I don't run into-"
[door knocking sound]"Yes, vhat is it?"
"Eh, sorry to interrupt your class, Bianca. I was in the office and they asked me to show this new student where your room was.""A new student?"
"Vhy don't you take that open desk next to Zack?"
"Thanks, Ms. Cuspid..."
"...I like this class already!""Now, you vill all pick a partner for this next assignment. Since there are an odd number of you, one of you vill have to vork alone."Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>2043612Now's no time to be afraid. Partner up with Rex and see what info you can grill him for about his plans and means.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>2043612Antoinette will be upset if we ditch her a second time. Partner up with her.
"Ms. Cuspid!""Vhat is it, Zack?""I'll be partners with Rex.""Vonderful! How considerate of you to make a new student feel velcome!"
"Yeah... I'm gonna show him how this place works."
I have to take off for a little while, but I'll be back later today and we can keep going!
"Here you are, Zach. Rex, I am sure you vill find Zack quite useful."
"Alright, you drive-in creepshow, no more nice guy. I want to know why you and your crazy car are trying to kill me!"
"You got it all wrong, Zack! We don't want to kill you!"
"Wait, you don't?"
"Nah, the car wants you, Zack! It wants you to drive it around. You know how happy that makes me, Zack? Finally, somebody else driving it around? It's been a long time, Zack. A real long time. Been through a few yearbooks, Zack! But now that's almost over! The car wants you! The car wants you, and you're gonna get in it, Zack, and you're gonna drive around and around as long as the car wants you to! Oh, but don't worry. You'll pick up lots of girls. You won't be able to do anything with them, of course. The car isn't interested in any of that. It just wants to be a real cool car. And nothing's cooler than a car full of girls with a cool guy driving it, Zack. You're gonna be that cool guy, Zack. The car wants you to drive it now. And that means I'm done driving it. I'm gonna be in here, in this school, with these girls, and you're gonna be out there on the road. You finally get it now, Zack?"
"And how are the two of you vorking out?""Aaaah-!">Turn your paper in now>Ask for a pass to leave>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>2044268Get a pass, head into the hallway, and dial 1-800-Car-Talk for advice on dealing with a demonic automobile.
"MAY I PLEASE HAVE A PASS TO THE BATHROOM?""Vhy certainly, Zack. Ve vant you to stay vell-hydrated!"
"And of course since you are such a trustvorthy student, I have no doubt that you vill go directly to the bathroom and return vithout vandering the hallvays!""You can count on me, Ms. Cuspid!"
"I gotta get some professional help... and I know just who to call..."
"...those guys on public radio with the East Coast accents!"
[phone dialing noise]"Come on, come on... pick up already! Rex's car is gonna notice I ducked out of class pretty-"
"-soon!"[menacing engine rumbling noise]
"All right, good luck with that and thanks for callin'.""I hope she gets that checked out really quick, that could be bad.""Always a good idea to get it checked out right away. Okay, our next caller is from way out in Sunnydale Heights.""Oh, I bet it's real warm out there.""I bet it is."
"Did I ever tell you I was married to a lady from Sunnydale Heights?""You never told me you were married!""I don't think I ever told anyone about her.""So where did you dig her up, anyway?""That's a pretty good question! Funny story, we actually met in a graveyard!""A graveyard!""I kid you not, I swear it, we met in a graveyard.""My brother, Night of the Living Dutch Treat over here!"[laughter]
"Alright, enough about the tragedy of your marital exploits!"[laughter]"Alright, our next caller is a young man named Zack. Zack, what seems to be the problem?"
"Aaaah!">Stay on the line>Run away>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>2044654>Stay on the line
Sorry, got a little distracted... give me a few minutes!
"Hi guys love the show I got a really big problem there's a demonic hot-rod that showed up at my school this morning and it's some kind of evil trap where the driver is stuck driving the car all the time and right now it's trying to make me the new driver!"
"A de-maw-nic hot-rod! I haven't heard anyone complain about one of those in forever!""I can't remember the last time someone had a call about a demonic hot-rod! I think it was... the guy who kept finding blood in his backseat after he left it parked in the garage.""The important thing to remember here, and I think both you and I are thinking it-""I certainly know what I'm thinking!"[laughter]"I think I think I know what we're both thinking, is what I'm saying.""And I think I know what you think you're going to say, so go ahead and say it.""Well now that you said it I pretty much have to!"
"Alright, Zack, what my brother is TRYING to say-"[laughter]"What my brother is trying to say is that a lot of times people think they're dealing with a demonic hot-rod issue when they're really dealing with a case of what we in the automotive field call "first-car syndrome". You think you need to take the first car that comes along, but because you haven't done this before, you don't know what you're getting into!""Now let me ask you this, Zack-""You're going to ask him the big question.""The very big question. Zack, it's actually very easy to tell if you're really, truly dealing with a demonic hot-rod problem or whether it's just what my brother was talking about. Now, is there-""We've both been thinking this since we took this call!""I've been thinking you were nuts since I was born!"[laughter]"Zack, is this just a general feeling of longing, or is there actually a demonic hot-rod with red flames coming out of the tires circling around trying to run you down and take possession of your soul like a bug getting trapped in one of those pitcher-plants they have at the nature center?"
[distorted phone reception]"Uh, no, there's really a demonic hot-rod with flames-""Ohhhhh!""It really is a demonic hot-rod problem!""You know I sort of thought it was from the way he described it right away but I didn't want to worry anybody.""I've been worried about you since I met ya!""Well, Zack, this is a pretty difficult issue to deal with. Basically, what's going to happen if you don't get this resolved right away is that the car is going to run you down, run you over, turn you into a pancake, absolutely flatten you.""It's going to run over you and it'll be that's all she wrote.""It's like a hit-and-run only the car doesn't run.""The car does keep running forever though, because it's just a corporeal shell bound to the evil spirit within.""With the driver stuck inside.""Zack, let me ask you this, how frequently does it apparate?"[engine revving noise over phone]
[very loud engine revving][tires squealing]
"Who ya talkin' to, Zack?""Yaaaah-!"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)>>2045038Strike a deal: sure, it's a neat ride, but that body's looking kinda dated and the constant aura of hellfire is so 19th-century. If you're going to be driving something around for all eternity, it's gotta be something slick, like a Fairlington Conservative. Fortunately, you know just where to find one. If the car will give you just one day longer, you'll get an even cooler frame ready for it to possess, and then you'll let it steal your soul so you can ride around together in mutual coolness till the end of time.
"Heeeeeey, Rex... I was just talking about you! I've been thinking, and it turns out, you're right! I would make a better driver! But the thing is, this car needs a modern-day tune-up, if you catch my drift! I've been working on something but it'll take just one day and then this ride will be twice as cool!"
"See, Rex, I thought-""Rex? You still think this thing you're talking to is Rex? This isn't Rex, Zack."
"This is just some kid who was the coolest kid at his school. He doesn't matter. He's just the driver. Every car needs a driver, Zack."
"You've got one day."
"Aw, jeez, now what am I gonna do?"
"Yeah, that's definitely a case of demonic hot-rod.""I can hear it right over the phone!""Alright, our next caller is from sunny Blueplate Beach.""Remember when you and I-""Oh, no, I know where this is going-""You and I somehow-""Somehow!""Somehow, we convinced ourselves that a road trip to Blueplate Beach, ladies and gentlemen, a town in which we did not know anyone, but that we should go there because we were both young and stupid.""Now we're old.""Now we're old and not much improved!"[laughter]
That's it for tonight, but I'll probably run some more over the next few days so stay tuned!Nightly plugs include the Lego Quest archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questThe Lego Quest wiki:http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_Wikiand if you're on twitter you can follow me and get notified whenever a new episode starts or an ongoing episode resumes:@EndmanOfFuturon
Of course the biggest Easter egg was the sudden appearance of Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. Click and Clack the Car Talk Guys. I had a lot of fun writing their dialogue. Soundboard is pretty rough but it did its job for being thrown together on the spot.>>2041763>>2041773Professor Thalamus has been busy during his prep hour. I guess now we know what he was up to when we last saw him earlier in the hallway carrying his saw >>2024094>>2041781This is the second appearance of the rabbit print slope piece that SantaPunichu gave me for Christmas. I'm happy with how creepy it looks in this situation.>>2042665As I said earlier, this came out of nowhere but I love it when the story takes a weird veer away from where I thought things were going. I try not to think too hard about the plot and just run with wherever the dice seem to be headed.>>2043381I had the math teacher's name written down since before the first episode that she appeared in, but this is the first time it's actually been used in the game.>>2044580The big Halloween squareball trophy makes a brief appearanceStay tuned for more fun at Sunnydale Heights, and thanks for playing!
Thanks for running, LQ! And thanks for doing Car Talk as well; your Click and Clack impression was spot-on!
>>2045362Thanks for running LQ.