Let's focus on IAMH today, eh? No thank you. There will be some IAMH news here, but you'll see who the real star of the show is.
For the introduction here, I tried to come up with a catchy phrase to draw you in. But I couldn’t, so I just put this. I hope I have your attention now, because the following will be my Comedy Forum Expo Fall 2012 presentation. Enjoy!
Let’s kick this off with a bang, shall we? How about...my first ongoing comedy besides It’s a Mad House! Before, I’ve only written two one-shots outside of Mad House. Other projects have been briefly considered, but I decided against them. Now, though, I bring you an...
Mask/Off! Yeah! Woo! Awesome!
So...what is it?
Isn’t it obvious? It’s a parody of Face/Off, the 1997 action movie starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. Not only that, but a parody of action movies in general. What else could it possibly be? And now that we’ve established that much, chew on this tasty reveal...text block? Sounds better than written trailer. Here we go!
Masks have always been a big part of Bionicle. They give Toa different powers, and the Toa Mata had to search an island to find them. Some of them hold the powers of Light, Time, Life! Changing your mask changes what you can do. But what if it changed...who you were?
Imagine this. You are a Toa. You have a mask. But in this world, masks are a part of you. Your mask is your face and can’t be removed. It is wholly the equivalent of faces for us humans.
Toa Altov is the top agent in the Metru Protection Agency (MPA). He fights crime all across Metru Nui, and does an amazing job on it. But no matter what he does, the memory of his son Nulta still haunts him. When the Matoran was still young, his life was taken by a bullet meant for Altov, and the agent has never forgotten it. The man who killed his son is named Danur Ogdel, the most notorious terrorist in Metru Nui. For years, they have been rivals, even before the death of Nulta. Their battle finally comes to a close, and Toa Altov stands victorious. Or does he?
Before he died, the evil Toa of Arsenal Danur planted a bomb somewhere in Metru Nui, which is all the MPA knows. But Danur’s old cronies know where it is. One of them, Leenet, a troubled Matoran, believes that his best friend, mentor, and partner-in-crime can’t be dead. The only way to get the information out of him is to have Danur himself ask him. And so Altov enters surgery to have his mask switched with Danur Ogdel, who lies in a coma. But when Danur wakes up and takes Altov’s mask, killing everyone who knows about the operation, can Altov return to his life and stop the bomb in time?
Read Mask/Off, coming November 10th, to find out.
Now that I’ve unveiled my newest comedy, let’s take a look at what’s coming up in Mad House. Like, for example, the final story arc of season three. [...] indicates that I have skipped some stuff, because after all, this is only a preview.
Iruini: Kaza...we have a problem.
Kaza: Are we out of money again? Did you spend it on Magic: The Gathering cards?
Kaza: Good. I don’t want to go a week without heat again. That was a hard December...
Iruini: This is much more serious than being broke.
Kaza: Oh great.
Iruini: Some of the Kratos is missing. A highly addictive super-strength chemical that now may be out in the open.
Kaza: ...oh...wait...did you say it’s addictive?
Iruini: Very. It often causes extreme addiction after only one dose. Why are looking at me like-RAINUK!
Kaza: Rainuk, hand over the Kratos. You’re my fellow Toa, I don’t want to have to hurt you.
Rainuk: Doesn’t bother me!
A punch from Rainuk’s now enlarged fist knocked Kaza back a few feet. He fell, but rolled, leaping back up and drawing his weapon.
Kaza: I’m sorry, but this has to be done.
The two leapt at eachother, ready to kill, whether in cold blood, or in duty.
Pretty awesome, huh? In case you didn’t understand that, there is a villain named Aero who used this chemical called Kratos (named after the Titan from Greek mythology) to give himself super-strength. To defeat him, one of our heroes, Rainuk, used Kratos. He defeated Aero, but is now addicted, and turns against his friends. Deep stuff, right? Well, don’t worry. I’ll still try to fit in plenty of humor. And now, let’s take a look at an upcoming story arc, which you will see in the fourth season...
Brekit stepped slowly through the hallway. He was careful as he brought his foot down, because the ground was covered in ice, as well as the ceiling and walls.
Brekit: I don’t like this place...
Pridak: Oh really? Want some mittens? It’s cold, get over it!
Brekit: Why’d I bring you along?
Pridak: I’m better with my revolver then you’ll ever be with your elemental air powers, or that dumb club.
Brekit: You don’t seem to be much quieter.
Pridak: Look, if someone’s here, they already know they’ve got company. Besides, if they attack us, we’ll know who they are.
Brekit: Was that your teeth? You want some mittens now?
Pridak: Step up here. It just got colder.
Brekit stepped forwards and instantly shuddered.
Brekit: You’re right.
Pridak: I’m gonna have a look ahead.
The Barraki turned the corner to peer ahead. His jaw dropped open comically and he stepped back around the corner.
Brekit: What is it?
Brekit: That’s good.
Pridak: No, I mean...nothing. It gets colder around the corner, and up ahead, the hallway is gone. There’s nothing there. Just...a hole.
Brekit looked and his eyes grew wide.
Pridak: Zero degrees? Are you kidding me? It’s colder than that!
Brekit: No, not zero degrees. Absolute zero, the temperature at which matter...ceases to exist. I paid attention in Science...sometimes.
Pridak: And that temperature...happened...here?
Brekit: That’s where this space station went. What we’ve been through is all that’s left.
Voice from the Blackness: Hello. I see I have visitors. Care to join me?
Pridak raised his revolver and fired into the blackness.
Pridak: Yes. I do.
The bullet got within a foot of the blackness and was gone. It didn’t evaporate, didn’t dissolve, didn’t dissipate. It was just...gone.
As Pridak and Brekit stared, they began to get colder, and colder.
They turned and ran, but they still felt colder, and colder.
Voice: Just relax...give in...there is no escape.
Even more awesome, right? Than the last Mad House preview, that is. Not more awesome than Mask/Off. Well, depends on your tastes. But you should still check them both out. Do it!
And now for some Halloween stuff!
This year’s Halloween special for IAMH is Madhouse of Horror II, the sequel to last year’s. Again, three stories will be told, generally progressing in scariness as they go on. This year’s will not be in orange font, sorry again about last year’s . But last year’s was obviously still amazing, so you should read this year’s. Regarding the things parodied, the first segment is a parody of Jurassic Park. The second parodies The Shining, a famous horror movie starring Jack Nicholson. The third and final segment parodies An American Werewolf in London, a horror-dark comedy sort of movie about, surprisingly, a werewolf. From America. In London. You know why you should read it? Because it’s October, and October is the time for scary things. Halloween only comes once a year, so make it count by reading this. Not only that, it’s the longest chapter of the year, and the one I put the most work into. You can expect to see it Tuesday, October 30th.
Thanks for checking out my CFE Fall 2012 presentation, and read Mask/Off! Goodbye!
-PurpleBouncy (still gonna copy ibrow)