Damn It Monkey!: Of Episodes and Acts

One of the reasons I revived this was, upon reflecting on its last run, Damn It, Monkey! Just didn’t work the way I wanted it to. Ratboy works great as a serial, but this comic lost a lot as a serial. At its heart, it’s a parody, and the format needs retained as episodic in format.

Before rebooting it, I really deliberated on this one specific fact. How do I do a web comic that’s 30+ pages that need posted at a time? My schedule doesnt really allow me to churn these out as regularly as I’d like at this point. And so it occurred to me, why not post each episode in acts? I mean, any proper episode of something has three acts, and if I’ve done my job as a writer (I know I sometimes don’t quite hit that mark), then three acts it is.

Very soon – within a week or two (ideally! no promises) I’ll have act 1 of I Like Martians ready to go.
…No matter what Arby’s says about it.

Meridian Knights Music: Thə Huntər Bəcoməs Thə Huntəd


Another fun tune from Meridian Knights.
There’s really not a lot to talk about here. Other than Schwa was named Schwa because their name was originally going to be *Annoyed Grunt* but I went with Schwa because it’s a bit subtler. So obviously it follows schwa sounds make its way into the title of the song.
The music is a bit more intense than your typical wood theme, but the idea of Schwa’s level is that they are literally hunting you throughout the entire stage. That’s the basis of what I was going for and it may not entirely fit but hey whatever.

Meridian Knights Music: Tutelage Trek


Opening Stage Music to Meridian Knights. I’ve actually been sitting on this for a while, tinkering with intros and things of that nature — and all in all, I ended up going with something much simpler than what I intended. It’s probably better to not get too terribly involved with background video game music.
The trek back to Meridian at the beginning of the game spans a few short areas. Since it’s the first stage, I decided to have it reprise the main Meridian Knights theme. I know, I know I haven’t posted that, yet. But hey now you know the melody of it.
Visit my YouTube page for more Meridian Knights music and original chiptunes. Plus other stuff, I dont know.

A Couple Of Splatoon 2 Predictions

(Author’s note: This has nothing to do with the upcoming mystery Splatoon announcement that will shock the world. This is just some quick predictions about the direction of Splatoon 2 specifically.)

We all know I love Splatoon. We all know I get way too into Splatoon. And, I’ve stewed on this for a while, because I think about Splatoon a lot. Like, a lot. So, with the Octo Expansion out (hopefully) in a few months here, I’m more and more sold on how I think some things near the end of life for Splatoon 2 will go.

The last splatfest will be Octolings vs. Inklings.
This seems like a no brainer, especially given Pearl and Marina’s dynamic. I’m sure we’ll find out a lot more about Marina in the Octo expansion, and this is the only legitimate way I can think of the follow up Splatoon’s final Splatfest (Callie Vs. Marie). Especially if they keep the tradition of final Splatfests influencing the next game alive (ok, I guess doing it once doesn’t necessarily count as a tradition), this seems only logical.
Side note: It’s hinted at in Splatfest opening dialogues that Marina works on the Shifty Stages. Since these levels contain single player mechanics found in Octo Valley, I’m going to sit a little firmer on this prediction.

…it would also be cool if Callie and Marie somehow get in on this.

The Final Splatfest will be a rotation of all prior Shifty Stages.
Frankly, I love (most of) the Shifty Stages. I’d love this. And maybe it’s wishful thinking, but honestly, it seems unfair to me that these stages are gone forever after a single weekend.
Also, it would be awesome if this stage also made it into regular rotation for turf war (at least) afterwards. I don’t have a lot of evidence to back this one up, so I hope it’s not just wishful thinking.

Time will only tell if I’m right, or if Nintendo will snipe these down with their splat chargers. But I think these are very plausible ideas, not outlandish, and I haven’t personally seen a lot of talk about it yet (probably because none of us want Splatfests to end!). Then again, I’m thinking way too far ahead since the Octo Expansion hasn’t even dropped.
What are your thoughts on this? Interact with me in the comments. That’s a thing. Do it, or some dualie menace will dart from nowhere and splat you.
Maybe. That might not happen actually. But feel free to interact.