Originally Published: ??? . 75 pages
Sephiroth and Rufus face off in a vicious campaign for ramble room locker! With commercials, parades and a voting booth rigged with a camera, this is sure to be one memorable election!
Nothing this time.
I love this ramble. There are so many insane things happening here. Clearly this was inspired by the Presidential election in 2000, and I used every single idea my sister and I came up with. Some things of note:
-Sephiroth claims not to be rich. He’s lying, of course he’s loaded, just super cheap.
-Rufus chooses Rude as his running mate basically because he’s the only one they won’t be able to dig up dirt on. And he totally discriminates against Elena, Tseng and Reeve.
-Love all the commercials. Some of my favorite moments are the one where Rufus shows what Sephiroth has done for the ramble room and it’s basically a bunch of photos of a dead Zell, Nida’s ad with the other losers posing as members of his family. (Including Hojo wearing sneakers on his knees pretending to be a kid.) And, of course, there’s Twilight disguising himself as ‘Mr. Smith’, and Reno posing as Sephiroth harassing Elena.
-Rufus’ parade and carnival. (Which featured balloons! And puppies!)
-Zell apparently didn’t used to like Rufus. That changed.
-Shell totally cheats on Rude with Irvine. At least she feels guilty.