G #3 – The Secret Zillionaires

Argath: “How dare you abandon me with the lice-ridden goat molester!”

Originally Published: 1/5/09 . 14 pages

There was a reality show on TV at the time called The Secret Millionaire, which had the same basic premise as the show in this ramble. I thought putting Argath and Algus on such a show was a hilarious proposition. This is another one of my favorite Gaiden’s. I especially love their dealing with the soup can and their fight over the bathroom.

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G #2 – The Book Club

Twilight: “Apparently books are crap, so why bother?”

Originally Published: 12/29/08 . 4 pages

Obviously, I like vampires. So I bought and read Twilight. I figured since the book was so popular, it must be good. Well, I apologize if you’re a Twi-hard, but it just wasn’t for me. Shell also read the book and I borrowed her reaction and used it for Dante. Yup.  Back to the store with that book.  

 

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G #1 – The Ramble Gang and the Curious Village

Rufus: “You needed to solve a puzzle to flush the toilet.”

 Originally Published: 7/11/08 . 47 pages

If I named three of my favorite Gaidens, this would be one of them. I love the Professor Layton series, but you got to admit it was easy to exploit the relationship between him and his apprentice. (Even one of the games jokes about it.) He just made an obvious penpal for Hojo. A lot of the stuff that happens in this ramble (finding furniture, the runaway ferris wheel, the whole mansion) happens in the first Layton game. Some of the puzzles were even lifted directly from the game.

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The Ramble Movie (part three)

Lark: *shakes her head* “No. This was a fluke. Fate. There’s no coming back anymore. It’s over.”

Synopsis
Can the ramble gang fight back when a powerful evil threatens to destroy everything they love?

Ramble Milestones
Nothing this time.

I like movie better than the last ramble. I think it’s funnier and just think it’s bettter written. I actually created a whole ‘opening credits’ sequence that I was going to record, but that never materialized. When I was almost done writing this last part I realized I missed these characters…and I wasn’t quite done with them yet. Enter the Gaiden!

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The Ramble Movie (part two)

Sephiroth: “…I’m usually the enemy.”

Synopsis
Can the ramble gang fight back when a powerful evil threatens to destroy everything they love?

Ramble Milestones
Nothing this time.

Let’s talk that other favorite character – Atsuma from Enchanted Arms. It’s a little known game that was recommended by a friend, and when I first laid my eyes on it I knew the game was insane. And I needed to play it. Atsuma is the main character, and he is dumb as a brick. Crazy Pizza man is the strangest of the strange golems in the game. Moving to the villains I chose to mess with everybody – Ganon was a no brainer, I’m a fan of the Ape Escape series so Specter seemed like a non conventional choice. As for L Block… It had just been listed as a character in Gamefaqs’ character battle which annoyed me because…it’s a block. So I decided if it’s a character, why not make it insanely evil?

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The Ramble Movie (part one)

Franswa: *snaps* “I’m not just anybody! I’m supposed to be a Belmont!”

Synopsis
Can the ramble gang fight back when a powerful evil threatens to destroy everything they love?

Ramble Milestones
Nothing this time.

After I finished the last ramble…I felt like I wasn’t quite done yet. After all, I had been writing about these characters for so long and I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the last ramble. So that’s how the “movie” was born. I knew if I was going to do that, I needed to do something big. That’s how I came up with the whole Ganon wreaking havoc thing. Two characters were born from the movie that I wish had come along sooner, and Argath is one of them. This character was born after the new version of FF Tactics renamed the character of Algus to Argath. This annoyed me until I realized the comedy oppertunity. Algus has always been the worst character in the ramble room, but I knew there was room to be worse. Argath took that room and ran with it.

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#200 – And So It Goes… (part six and epilogue)

Lark: *sings softly* “I couldn’t if I tried…”

Originally Published: 7/26/2007

Synopsis
Lark and the girls realize their means of getting to the ramble room is broken. Does this mean they have to leave for good?

Ramble Milestones
-Lark leaves the ramble room…at least until the movie.

I realize the same kind of things were said over and over, but I had to have Lark say good-bye to everyone, and there is only so many phrases people would say in such a situation. Even now I get sad reading this part. In all honesty, I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to wrap everything up at the very end. I knew it would end with Lark in the real world, but I last lines are very important to me and I wasn’t sure how I could possibly wrap it all up and feel content with how I ended things. Then I thought about Lark and Sephiroth’s song, and how important music is to me. And I had my closing lines. I still love the ending. It couldn’t have ended any other way. As for the epilogue…because of the movie and Gaiden, I almost didn’t include it, but then I was told I had to. I’m glad I did, because reading it over, I laughed a lot. As far as I’m concerned all of those things still happened.

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#200 – And So It Goes… (part five)

Vincent: “So help me, Sephiroth. Do it for me if that helps you justify it to yourself.”

Originally Published: 7/26/2007

Synopsis
Lark and the girls realize their means of getting to the ramble room is broken. Does this mean they have to leave for good?

Ramble Milestones
-Yuffie and Locke get together.
-Ward talks.
-Irvine and Trini get together.
-Kuja and Seymour get together.
-Barret finds out what Red is.
-Zidane quits being Algus’ slave.
-Nida and Scarlet get engaged.
-Hojo is arrested.

Such cute relationship stuff in this one: Edgar and Setzer, Zell and Franswa, Al and Dante – I could go on and on. There is so much going on in this part, all you have to do is look at the milestones to see that.

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#200 – And So It Goes… (part four)

Squall: “…This is all kinds of hell.”

Originally Published: 7/26/2007

Synopsis
Lark and the girls realize their means of getting to the ramble room is broken. Does this mean they have to leave for good?

Ramble Milestones
-Another FF8 character finally realizes Quistis is a kleptomaniac.

The ramble starts to get better here – parts 4 & 5 are definitely the best.

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#200 – And So It Goes… (part three)

Heidegger: “Gya haa haa! That all you can eat buffet will curse the day they opened! Gya haa haa!”

Originally Published: 7/26/2007

Synopsis
Lark and the girls realize their means of getting to the ramble room is broken. Does this mean they have to leave for good?

Ramble Milestones
-Nida and Scarlet have sex.

You throw a hissy fit, Alucard! Uh, anyway there’s so much going on in this last one that it’s hard to comment on it all. To be totally honest, I don’t love most of these storylines. I do like the whole thing with Bryatt trying to convince Zidane to stop being Algus’ slave. I had been planning that one for awhile. Same with Barret finally finding out what the hell Red is. The scenes with the ramble girls journeying to fix the broken PSX are some of my favorites – there really is a place by my house that sells old video game systems and stuff. And they have all kinds of tournament in there that I do not want to get involved with.

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