Number One: “The skirt is supposed to be this short.”
“I can’t believe this is your dirty secret.”
Boyd raised his eyebrows, adjusting his belt. “What did you think it was?”
“I don’t know, scrapbooking? Ballroom dance? Secret piccolo prodigy?” Stiles tried to shimmy the massive wedgie out of his buttcrack, but it just slipped in further. God damn it. He was wearing way too many layers to go after it, at least two of them chainmail.
“Piccolo?” Boyd’s tone itself wasn’t threatening, but picking up a broadsword and sheathing it on his belt certainly was. It was much bigger than Stiles’ sword, that was for sure.
“Come on, dude. Do you really not see the irony of a literal werewolf LARPing? And not as a werewolf? You wouldn’t even need prosthetics!”
“It’s not roleplaying if you’re just being yourself.”
“Okay, but why roleplay when you’re already a badass? Let’s face it, if anyone here should be roleplaying, it’s the pack human who doesn’t have superpowers.”
“They aren’t superpowers!” Derek’s usual reflex response came from behind the curtain, and then he added, “Are you sure you didn’t give me Kira’s outfit?”
Boyd rolled his eyes like they were the ones being unreasonable here. “Yes, I’m still sure. Come out.”
Stiles couldn’t actually hear it, but it was like a sixth sense by now; he knew Derek sighed before yanking back the crookedly hanging sheet that served as a dressing room in a corner of their massive canvas pack tent.
Rogue: Hey! There’s someone under that bridge! *Waves to him* I wonder if it’s a troll.
Ranger [Rogue’s babysitter]: (Sarcastically) I don’t know, maybe you should go ask him.
Rogue: Good idea!
Ranger: Wait, no- FUCK. I didn’t mean- God damnit…
Fighter: Are you sure you’re the smart one of you two?
Ranger: He just ran under a bridge in search of a troll. I only underestimated his stupidity.
Fighter: Fair enough.
Voltron goes back to it’s Toei Super Sentai Roots in Season 4
So in Episode 4 (or 11 if you go by the idea that this is still part of the 3rd season) The Voltron Show! We get to see some of Toei’s influence and the influence of Super Sentai into the Voltron Series.
As most know Voltron (Go Lion) was created by Toei Animation. Toei is also the company that created Super sentai (or Power Rangers) and used some of that in Go lion back in the day. (Five man band, the one chick in pink, poses, monster of the week, etc.)
So Studio Mir and Dreamworks seemed to want to give a nod to this past in giving us an episode where they used the tradition of the Super Sentai stage show (used to promote the series that is playing, coming out, or just finished) to kids and fans alike. These shows are pretty much action plays, and what the group is doing on stage, is what they are like.
I’d like to note that there are several poses that show up and from which Super Sentai Shows they are referencing.
Flashman was an early series from Toei. The funny thing is that Allura is taking on Green’s role and Pidge is taking on allura’s pink. This is rather significant because back in the day there was only normally one female and she was pink, white or once in a while blue. It was only when Power Rangers made it two girls that the other girl usually took on yellow. Also a nod to the fact that Pidge in Go lion is male as is the green ranger here.
While this one is based on the Second Season of Power Rangers, I have a feeling it’s also based upon Zyuranger (power Ranger’s name in Japan) and possibly one of the poses that was done in promtion of the series.
Goggle V is one of the earlier series, and Voltron outright copied this one.
I can’t for the life of me tell which one this one is from. It’s not Jaqk (one of the earliest sentai series) but it seems rather to be one of the older series. Not sure. If anyone knows what series this pose is from, please let me know.
How dare you insinuate that I don't have standards :( They're pretty high, actually :) -Space Ranger Anon (I didn't read your response until now cause...I'm...embarrassed)
SMSDNFJGDSKJNADHF THAT’S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO SAY WITH IT,,,,, I just think you miiiiight have gotten a wrong impression of me^^’ I’m no one special - not especially smart or talented or sporty or pretty or whatever else you can think of :’D It’s like… from all the people you could have chosen from….. me? Really?? You’ve definitely gotten a wrong impression it’s not possible
lmao i’m embarrassed too it’s okay we’re both losers :’)
’ I’ve killed Rangers before. ’
’ I’m strong. ’
’ How strong? ’
’ I’m gonna jump across with her and then you jump. ’
’ Piece of cake. ’
’ Let’s go. ’
’ No, no, no. Don’t jump. ’
’ That’s not a piece of cake! ’
’ Someone should’ve pointed that out. ’
’ It’s happening! ’
’ You know, I don’t think we’re ever going to understand each other. ’
’ Now you gotta come here every Saturday. ’
’ It’s just a hologram, like a video game. ’
’ That’s a strong-ass hologram. ’
’ That’s a lot of gold. ’
’ Did I just hear you say we’re Power Rangers? ’
’ You five are the Power Rangers. ’
’ The answer to what is happening to you is here. ’
’ Is this some kind of joke? We’re talking to a wall. ’
’ I was kind of expecting a little more. ’
’ How are we supposed to stop her? ’
’ It’s morphin’ time. ’
’ I’m pretty sure I’m a superhero. ’
’ This is your destiny… This is your time. ’
’ Me and four kids found a spaceship buried underground. ’
’ Pee in that cup! ’
’ Any other questions? ’
’ Are we more like Iron Man or Spider-Man? ’
’ This is them? They’re children! ’
’ They’re teenagers, that’s between infants and full maturity. ’
’ Show me the Coins! ’
’ I’ll show you mine, if you’ll show me yours! ’
’ Five little Rangers. How cute. ’
’ I’m sorry… I’m sorry… ’
’ A bull has only one udder, and it’s not an udder! ’
’ I blew up my lunch box. ’
’ Make my monster grow! ’
’ Okay, so we’ve got a new student joining us in detention. ’
’ Never use your power for personal gain. ’
’ Never escalate a battle unless an enemy forces you. ’
’ Always keep your identiy a secret. ’
’ Five little Rangers. How cute. ’
’ _______, did you just slap her? ’
’ She is pure evil. ’
’ No one may know that you are a Power Ranger. ’
’ Go, go, Power Rangers! ’
’ I’m gonna jump across with her. ’
Background: Okay, so during the last session I DMed, all my players were within 200xp of leveling up, and I thought it’d be more dynamic if I had them bring in two character sheets; basically, level up ahead of time, and I’ll tell you when you get to switch over. It might be triggered by particularly interesting RP, or a good round of combat, but they wouldn’t know until it happened.
Most people stuck to their current class, but the Ranger had been talking for a while about how he was looking forward to taking a level in Rogue; he also wound up going off on his own for a while, and being the first to level up as a result.
Ranger: *has just made it over a wall to a restricted area, using a rope to access a nearby house, an act which included several bad rolls in and of itself*
DM: Okay, just as you make it into the window, the guards come around the corner. [rolls] One of them doesn’t seem to notice anything, but his friend grabs him by the shoulder, and points out the rope hanging over the road.
DM (as guard): “Hello? Who’s there?”
Ranger: Oh. I’d like to roll Stealth, and then [rolls] …Nothing, because that was a natural one.
DM: What were you going to do?
Ranger: Well, it doesn’t matter; they know where I am, and I just made it more–
DM: Nonono, that roll was to see how stealthily you managed to pull off whatever you were going to do. The nat-one still applies. What were you going to do?
Ranger: *sighs* I was going to cut the rope and try to slip away.
DM: Okay. You pull the rope taught, and go to cut it with your belt knife. The blade slips, and skids across your hand. You take [rolls] three points of damage–
Ranger: God damn it…
DM: And inadvertently let off a small curse, alerting them to your presence. *smiles* You know, they didn’t necessarily know where you were before? They just saw a rope, they didn’t know which way you crossed.
Ranger: Yeah yeah… What sort of room am I in, by the way?
DM: Oh, it’s like an extra bedroom, but it’s currently being used for storage. The guards approach the door, and you hear knocking from below. There’s no response. After a while, you hear the guard enter the house.
Ranger: Is there anywhere to hide?
DM: Not really; I mean, you could try to fit under the bed…
Ranger: Anywhere to tie a rope off to?
DM: What are you thinking?
Ranger: I could drop the rope out of the window, and shimmy down while he comes up to look for me.
DM: Roll me Perception.
Ranger: [rolls] Twenty-one.
DM: There’s some furniture, and flaws around the window, sure. Glancing out it as you look, you notice the other guard waiting by the entrance.
Ranger: Dammit! He’s standing watch.
DM: The footsteps pass underneath you, and start up the stairs…
Ranger: Which way does the door open? Into the room I’m in, or out?
DM: What? Um… [rolls] Out.
Ranger: *grins* Oh, wonderful! Then I’m going to take my beartrap, and set it up right inside the door.
DM: *starts laughing* …What?
Ranger: I’ve got a beartrap I keep with me. I want to set it up right inside the door, so that he’ll step in it when he enters. It’ll snap shut on his leg, which ought to make him yell; his buddy will come running, and I’ll be able to escape.
Paladin: Can he do that?!
DM: *flipping through notes, still laughing* Well, um… What’s the Reflex save on that?
Ranger: No save, he just has to Perceive it. DC20.
Healer (to Ranger): Don’t you have to roll to set it up?
Ranger: Nope! I’ve got the equipment description right here.
Ranger (reading from book): “Sharp jaws spring shut around the creature’s ankle and halve the creature’s base speed (or hold the creature immobile if the trap is attached to a solid object)” –I didn’t have time to do that, so it’ll just limit his movement— “+10 to Attack, 2d6+3 Damage, DC20 Perception to notice, and they need to make a DC20 Strength check in order to take it off.”
Ranger: Remember, it’s night time, and the room’s pretty dark, so that should have some effect on his Perception check.
DM: Oh, it will… *puts down notes* You know what? Sure. You set up the bear trap in front of the door, hearing him reach the top of the stairs as you finish. *struggling to keep voice stable and not choke*
Paladin: Oh my god…
Ranger: *biggest shit-eating grin you’ve ever seen* You’re not there. I back into the corner by the window, tie off my other rope, and get ready to run.
DM: You’re not trying to hide?
DM: Okay. He comes down the hall, opens the door… [rolls] *slowly places hands over face*…Rolls a one on his Perception check…
Ranger: …Oh dear.
Healer: He falls head-first into the trap, and dies instantly! Completely silently.
DM: He does see you by the window, and is distracted by that–
DM (guard): “Hey!”
DM: –and as he goes to take a step in, his foot catches on the threshold, and he falls forwards.
Healer: Oh shit!
DM: *struggling to breathe* Roll me damage.
Ranger: [rolls] …Fourteen.
DM: The trap snaps shut on his knee. [rolls] He fails his Will save, and lets off a shriek, that eventually devolves into cursing. You hear the other one rush inside at the noise.
DM (other guard): “Eriz? Are you okay?!”
Ranger: I toss my rope, and I’m out the window!
Paladin: I cannot believe this.
DM: As you slide down the rope, you hear the guard in the trap yell “Out front! He’s getting away!” I assume you’re just picking a dark alley and bolting?
Ranger: Yeah, whatever’s closest.
DM: Roll me Stealth.
Ranger: [rolls] Goddamnit!
Paladin: If you get arrested, I’m not bailing you out.
DM: Okay. The other one reverses direction at the shout, and dashes out into the street just in time to see you dash into the alley. What’s your movement?
Ranger: Um… thirty.
DM (other guard): “Stop!”
DM: You hear heavy armored footsteps chasing after you.
Ranger: Oh, he’s armored! That’ll slow him down!
DM: Yeah. Make me one last Stealth check. [rolls]
Ranger: [rolls] …I’m changing dice. Eight?
DM: *places head down on table, finally cracking and dissolving into full body-shaking, gasping-for-air-laughter* He got a six.
DM: Darting through the alleyways, you eventually hear his footsteps fall behind; you successfully lose him along the way.
DM: *laughs for a good twenty seconds before managing to recover* You can take your higher level sheet now.
You know who I’m happy for that Power Rangers is going to open in China?
Like, in interviews he always looked excited about being the first Chinese superhero in a mainstream franchise, so it was kinda disheartening when it looked that the film wouldn’t open there. But now it’s confirmed that it will, and I’m sure Ludi is happy about it!
You know what I never see???? How the power rangers deal with going back to regular school. Do they casually walk in the hall like some kind of gang??? Do they keep it down low???? Do they all sit together during lunch????? What do you think????? I MUST KNOW
Oh they are so a gang! They have they’re own table at lunch, they’ve got a Rendezvous spot in the hall so they can walk each other to class, Kim even made them bedazzled jean jackets with their zords on the back. They wear them every Friday.
After a very promising and productive beginning of the summer break, I´ve hit a wall and have been doodling various Carradine characters for the past few days. (Caldwell (tragically underused jerk), Hatfield (actually quite a decent fella), Bob Ford (I quote “dirty little coward”), Martin Caswell (and I quote again “I´ve met some pricks in my life, but you, sir, are a fucking cactus.”)