Dragon Tail – Chapter 37!

A HA! I HAVE EET! Open-mouthed
Yes, after much waiting, I’ve finally finished it. It’s a bit big, so I might have to split it over two entries again. But ah well. Smile
Anyhoo, here you go!

(ZOMG IT DISAPPEAREDED! Yes, as Dragon Tail is now finished, I need this off my Space. Sowwy.)


ZOMG, it fits in one entry! Awesome! Open-mouthed
So… what did you think? I think there’s something wrong with it, it’s just hard to put my finger on it. Either that, or I’m being paranoid and constantly thinking about how hard it was to write towards the end.
Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed this one! I’ll try my hardest to get Chapter 38 out faster than this! See yous later. Smile

Zomg, friggin’ Diablo hype!

Ya, sorry about the abruptness of that last post. Just didn’t want to give too much away about it, but now it should have been long enough for me to start blabbing on about it! Open-mouthed
Zomg, man, DIABLO 3! I’ve been a fan of Diablo since the first one, and when the second came out it was like… HOLY CRAP good. Graphics were AMAZING at the time, but they’re not bad even now! You just ignore the graphics, though, as you’re too busy bashing your way through huge crowds of monsters to care. Tongue out And there’s an endless stream of magic items, damned cool set items that make you seriously overpowered, and unique items that look fokkin’ amazing and make you get seriously excited when you find them, but actually suck more than most weapons. Open-mouthed Then there’s the storyline, which is actually GOOD! Even though you ignore the story after one play and skip all the NPC’s speech in multiplayer. Especially Deckard Cain, when we developed a tradition where we’d say "SHUT UP, OLD MAN!" every time he spoke. Open-mouthed
It’s so much fun, especially multiplayer. We managed to kill the Summoner on the second act in HALF A SECOND! Open-mouthed Yes, we were overly high levels. Tongue out It was the best online RPG I’d ever played.
But Diablo 2 was released in 2000, and Diablo 1 was released in 1998, so everyone would’ve expected the third one to come out in, like… 2003, 2004, perhaps? But no, it took them EIGHT YEARS to get around to a sequel. I blame World of Warcraft for taking up 95% of Blizzard’s time. Hate it, hate it, hate it.
I knew SOMETHING was going on when Diablo 2 was UPDATED, for the first time in three or four years. It didn’t do much, but it was an update, which was stupidly rare for Diablo 2. Then I saw a news thing where Blizzard was gonna announce another new game, and the rumours were it was Diablo 3, but they denied it. Gotta love Blizzard sometimes. Open-mouthed
Yes, I am seriously excited about this. You’d understand if you’re a serious fan. Open-mouthed I bet it’s not gonna be out until 2010 though, maybe later, knowing Blizzard. Sad
I’d play Diablo 2 now with Ped and Rich, but everyone’s speaking nerd talk about World of Warcraft right now over Skype. It never seems to end, it’s like… a constant conversation that doesn’t have any breaks in it, as if they’ve REHEARSED it, so it’s nearly impossible to get a word in!
Oh, hang on… Rich isn’t one of them! Open-mouthed Good old Rich, playing the right games. Open-mouthed
Anyhoo, I’ll be going to play that in a bit! Smile Just one more thing to say.
Yes, I know it has been… God knows how long since the last chapter of Dragon Tail. I promise, I will have it up either tonight or tomorrow! Probably tonight, if I’m not playing Diablo all night, which I probably won’t be, cuz Rich’ll wanna play Age Of Empires or WoW or something. Besides, this chapter is a BITCH to get right, it’s seriously hard for some reason. I’ll have it, I promise! Smile
Right, I’ll see you alls later!

Achievements unlocked: 4 for 140G.

WHOOYEAH!! *dances around room*
I just OWNED Green Grass and High Tides on Expert!! Open-mouthedOpen-mouthed And very kindly, the game unlocked ALL of the difficulty achievements for me, the Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert ones!!
Well… when I say "OWNED", I mean 83%-ish and 4 1/2 stars, so that’s… average, I guess! I had to develop a new technique, and actually squat down to keep the guitar straight and stable so I could use the solo frets. AND I had to figure out the FLESH BURNER for those stupidly long zig-zag techniques! Having to run two fingers up and down three of the solo buttons so that you can feel the heat of the friction! It sort of… hurts after a while, understandably. Open-mouthed
But now… I have to go play some more songs, to check out mah new GOLD STRATOCASTER!! Open-mouthed Yes, I get overly excited about this sort of crap. Open-mouthed
See yous later! Smile

Designed to make you laugh!

Hey! How are you? That’s great. Open-mouthed Yes, I know it’s WAY earlier than I said in the previous blog entry, and that is EXTREMELY strange for me… but I have to go to College to print these assignments off in a bit anyway, so I might as well post this now. Smile Besides, I enjoyed writing this piece quite a lot, and I just wanna show you it quickly. Open-mouthed
Before I start, hello to Claire! I dunno who you are, but that doesn’t matter. Open-mouthed Be prepared for a LOT of e-mails about updates of my Space. Tongue out
Now, I’ve been working on this prototype for… something I might do in the future. Yes, it is a piece of writing, but this piece I’m gonna post was just something I randomly thought up of. And it was kinda inspired from a picture I saw recently. Open-mouthed
The whole point of this is to see if I can write well in 3rd person, not just 1st person, which I’ve been doing for the past year or so with Dragon Tail. This short is just a lighthearted, mature story that’s designed to make you laugh to a varying degree, depending how how much of an emo you are. Tongue out Yes, it involves dragons, as you should expect from me. Open-mouthed And yes, they are my type of dragon, the ones with personality and soul, and they can speak English, or Standard, as they call it. But… these are special dragons. Instead of using Guira, the Dragon World, they live on Earth. They have one God instead of ten, and they don’t speak Draconic. They don’t call English "Standard" anymore, either. They live in houses, not caves. And they can learn skills that normally you’d only expect humans to learn, for example, Storm practices Taekwondo and Vulcan… has a… special hobby. Open-mouthed
So, in other words, they are dragons living in a world of humans. Open-mouthed
Anyway, enough introduction. Have 1,397 words of short story fun. Was aiming for 1,337… but I went a little bit over. Open-mouthed

Dragons Evolved

It was a beautiful summer’s morning on Evergreen Close. The sun was gleaming in the clear, cloudless blue skies, and the trees around the neighbourhood were slowly waving in the gentle summer breeze, with their shining, green leaves rustling with them. The seven large houses around the Close were all seemingly lifeless, except for one. A cloud of grey smoke billowed from the house’s garden, accompanied by intermittent laughter.

Suddenly, the door of the house was opened, and out stepped a blue, lizard-like creature, complete with two striking wings, a long tail, and two sharp horns atop his head. He walked on his hind legs, and he had clawed hands and feet, with white talons that shone in the summer light, brilliantly. He had well-developed muscles, and looked like a very powerful creature.

This creature… was a dragon. This species of dragon was not much taller than a human, but had the same basic features as a full-sized Western Dragon; a semi-crooked, wedge-shaped head, two or more horns of various designs, sharp talons of varying length, large wings to allow flight, and, of course, the ability to breathe fire. But, this blue dragon wasn’t the only one of his kind. Evergreen Close was home to several of these fantastic creatures.

I must tell you, that these are not ordinary dragons, as you would find in many other fantasy stories. These dragons had soul. They had heart. They had personalities.

And, this blue dragon? He had attitude.

This dragon’s name was Storm, and he was a very outgoing creature, who truly enjoyed the company of others. He was also a bit of a troublemaker, and would do anything for a laugh. He often sported a black cowboy hat, purely for the fact that it “looked like awesome itself”.

Upon leaving the house, Storm had spotted his neighbour, a young adult human, watering her plants, and generally minding her own business. Storm suddenly grinned, and snickered under his breath. He then subtly put two of his fingers into his mouth, and wolf-whistled at the human. The human dropped her watering can in shock, and looked at Storm, who was casually leaning on the wall of his house, with his arms folded. He smiled at the human cheekily, and tilted his cowboy hat down slightly.

“Good morning, beautiful.” Storm said, with a very coquettish tone.

The human didn’t react to this at first, yet Storm carried on watching her, hypnotised, as if his eyes were physically glued to her body.

When she finally went back inside her house, under her breath, she murmured, “Damn dragon.”

Storm laughed quietly, and sighed in contentment.

“Gotta love the humans.” He said quietly.

Storm then suddenly frowned, and sniffed the air around him. He had smelled something… something smoky…

He looked at his reflection in the window of his house, nodding to himself in admiration. He tilted his head backwards, and looked down his nostrils. He then lifted up one of his arms, and sniffed underneath, trying to track the source of the stench.

“Well… that ain’t me…” He said to himself.

The laughter from the garden became louder, and Storm looked towards the sound. He growled.

“Vulcan… you idiot.” Storm said, disapprovingly.

Storm walked around to the back of his house, and entered the beautiful, lush garden. It was an amazing place; the grass was freshly cut, birds of all species were flocking to the bird feeder near the back of the garden, and an impressive apple tree was stood proudly near the garden gate. In the centre of the garden, there was a sun lounger, with another, striking red dragon laying on it. He was a little taller than Storm, but he also had less bulky muscles. He had a white, scaly underside, and his body was tattooed with various different images, among them were a few skulls, and a couple of Chinese dragons. He wore dark sunglasses, and he was holding a smoking object in his right claw.

“Vulcan!” Storm shouted, approaching the red dragon.

The red dragon slowly moved his head to look at Storm, and he grinned, mischievously.

“Heeeyyyy… Storrm! Whoo’za dragon, huh?” Vulcan slurred.

Storm held his arms out in front of him, as if to ask, “What the hell are you doing?”

Vulcan laughed, quietly, and looked up at the skies again. He lifted the smoking object in his right claw to his mouth, and he took a deep puff of it. He coughed, and laughed again.

“Vulcan, what the hell is this?” Storm asked, pointing a talon at the white, cylindrical object in Vulcan’s claw.

“Somet’in’ you ain’t gon’ get, brudda.” Vulcan said, slowly.

“What? Speak English, you stupid dragon.”

“But I has just spoken Eng-leesh… you are stupid one, fool.”

Storm spotted a plastic bag on the side table next to Vulcan, filled with a green, leafy plant. He picked it up, and sniffed inside it. His head recoiled, and he whistled, slowly.

“Holy shit, man! I thought you’d gotten off this crap!” Storm said, holding the bag up to Vulcan’s face.

“Ehhh, well… you know man… sometimes a dragon’s got change of mind… an’ he goes out ‘n’ does stuff… like…” Vulcan replied.

“How much of this did you buy?” Storm asked.

“Y’know… Storm…” Vulcan started, pointing one of his white talons at Storm. “I can actually remember…”

“Well?” Storm asked, impatiently.

“About… a hundred g’s…”

“What?! And how many joints have you smoked today already?”

“Uhm… I can’t understand wha’ you sayin’, man… speak English… stupid dragon…”

Storm shook his head, and looked at the ground near where Vulcan was lying. Joint butts were littered on the ground around him, and Storm attempted to count them.

“Seven… eight… nine… My God, Vulcan. You’ve smoked nine today, and it’s only…” Storm paused to look at his watch. “Three-o-clock! Don’t you have a job?”

“Jeah… but… you know… I sorta forgotten about that today.” Vulcan replied, with a giggle.

“God’s sake, man. How much did you pay for this crap?” Storm asked, a little fearful of the answer.

“Well… if you think really hard… then you can just find out…”

There was a pause.

“Vulcan…” Storm said, impatiently.

“Wha? You figuresed it out yet? Or are you a bit high todays?” Vulcan replied, struggling to speak properly.

“Get your head straight, and answer me! How much did you pay for it?”

“You don’t wanna know dat… but it’sh around… about… somethin’ like… seven-hundred?”

Storm’s jaw dropped.

“You what?! You paid seven-hundred quid for that?!” Storm exclaimed, pointing at the bag.

“Whassa’ problem wid’ dat?” Vulcan said. “You only gotten yourself to blame.”

“Christ Almighty, man…” Storm growled, facing away from Vulcan.

“You is a blasphemous son-of-a-bitch… you know dat, Stormy. You gonna get yo’ ass kicked pretty daaamn hot by dat God man…”

“The only thing that’s gonna get its ass kicked is that joint.” Storm said, turning around to look at Vulcan again. “Drop it!”

Vulcan laughed.

“That no gon’ happen, Stormy, man…”

“Drop it, now!”

“Ahhh, it don’t matter, you’re just gonna pull some… what you do… judo, karate, taekwondo… ah, whatever, you just gon’ pull dat martial shit on me if I don’t drop dis, anyway… c’mon, I bet’cha can’t hit it.” Vulcan said, holding the joint up in mid-air. “I get ta keep smokin’ it if ya don’t hits it.”

Storm narrowed his eyes, getting annoyed.

“Heeeere, Stormy Stormy Stormy!” Vulcan taunted, waving the joint in mid-air. “Come and get it!”

Storm growled, jumped a short height in the air, and pulled off an extremely precise tornado kick. He managed to kick the joint out of Vulcan’s grip, and, miraculously, it landed in the plastic bag, and started to burn the contents.

“Nooo!” Vulcan cried, falling off the sun lounger, and grabbing the bag. “My precious weed!”

Storm turned his back on Vulcan, and started to laugh, as he walked towards the garden gate.

“Haha, I has the last laugh, Storm!” Vulcan shouted. “I used your cash to buy dat grass! Ahaha! You just burned your own money!”

Storm laughed, and spoke without looking at Vulcan.

“Heh… you mean that cash you left lying around a couple of nights ago after you got pissed?”

“Wha…? Tha… that was… mine?” Vulcan asked, dumbfounded.

Storm laughed quietly to himself, and left the garden, leaving Vulcan to mourn over the loss of his weed.

Hehehe… did you like that? The ending was pretty tough, as I was looking for a final laugh for it, and there weren’t many ways to go. Was there anything wrong, or anything you’d change? I’m just practicing 3rd person, so if I’m doing anything wrong, just tell me!
Daaamn, they sound so un-Draconic now. Open-mouthed Buying weed from a dealer, smoking it in your back garden, having your mate knock it straight out of your grip… remembering you got pissed… and all the time, while being a dragon! It just makes it so unique! Open-mouthed
Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed it! I’ll see yous all later. Open-mouthed

Opps, I brokez0rd a game.

Hee heee… sorry about it being ages since my last update, but I wish you were here just now. Open-mouthed So, I was playing Tekken 3 the other day when I was bored, and I got pissed off at the mindreading computer. So… I cheated. Not a normal cheat like button presses, just a more extreme, custom cheat.
I’m not telling you what it is just yet! Wink Lemme explain the game I BROKEZ0RD.
On Dragon Seeds (it’s a really old Japanese game, but daamn, it’s good. Open-mouthed) there’s this boss battle at the start. You enter your name, and you see your first dragon, which looks pretty damn cool, and he has really good equipment. Then this count someone-or-other pops up, and says something along the lines of "Train your dragon with mine."
So, normal players would say "Yes". But I say "No". He then says "Don’t be concerned! If it gets too dangerous, I’ll stop them."
And as Arnie would say… "NO DEAL." I say "No" again.
And then he goes "What’s the problem? I don’t see any injuries. You shouldn’t suppress your dragon’s desire to fight."
Yes, I bloody well should. "NO."
"You should allow your dragon to continue."
"You have no choice."
And then, it removes the NO option! So you HAVE to say "Yes"! And that leads to your dragon’s doom! Sure, you can just clone another, but still…
The battle pits you against a 420HP Adult, while you have a 160HP Baby. Reeeal easy, yeah? No. Enemy does 40-50 with one special, 40-50 with one sword swipe, and after 1 minute, he starts to READ YOUR MIND! I experimented with the save states on ePSXe, and the computer really does read your mind. I went back, he fired special, which owns me. I went forward, he uses sword, which owns me. I used sword, he used special, which owns me. I use reflector, he advances, and when he’s close enough, he uses sword and owns me. I use special, he reflects it, which owns me. I intimidate, he uses special, and OWNS ME!
It’s an impossible battle.
Or… is it?
Hehehe, now in the time of Cheat Engine and emulators, you can EASILY cheat on an older console game! Check out that video. Open-mouthed You might want to download it so you can actually see what I’m doing, cuz the actual video size is much bigger than the preview size.
Anyway, enjoy that. Open-mouthed
Now, about Dragon Tail. Yes, it’s been a very long time since the last chapter, but I have been working my ass off with gay college work! But now I have no work! WOOO! Open-mouthed And we have a break until September, so I should hopefully be able to get a few chapters out! But there aren’t that many left, I warn you…
Oh, and tomorrow… well… later on this EVENING, I have a little surprise for you. Open-mouthed Come back at around 8PM-ish (that’s GMT if you’re reading this from USA or somewhere other than the UK Smile) and I’ll have it up here for ya. Smile
Until then, buh bye!

I can do it too, you know. :P

That Streets of Goong video I uploaded in the last entry, the video wasn’t made by me. All I made was the "STAGE 1 START", the health bar, score and lives, and the "STAGE 1 CLEAR" and the bonus screen.
Well, THIS one, I made all by myself! And yes, I uploaded it to Youtube. Tongue out I just took a random clip from Tom Yum GOONG, added music and sounds, and the good old HUD! Yes, I know it says "STAGE 1 START", when I’ve already done Stage 1, but it’s just a sample video that I made to see if I could do it! Check it out, eets fooni. Open-mouthed
I was GOING to post this several hours ago, but I had to finish the final clearout of my new room, and then I decided to build my computer desk. I’m not sat at it at the moment, but I’ll be putting the Pwnage-O-Matic on it tomorrow! Open-mouthed It looks awesome! It’s a corner desk, and if I put my consoles and stuff behind me, I should be able to swing my chair around and play the 360 or something without nearly running out of headphone wire! Open-mouthedOpen-mouthed
And right now, after doing it all by myself, I am knackered. The instructions said it was a 2-person job, but when my mum gets involved she does stuff wrong, and when my dad gets involved he becomes so controlling that I either just watch, or I get pissed off at him and leave him to do it by himself. By myself, though, I PWN at assembling stuff like that. Open-mouthed Unless the instructions are shit. Then it’s nearly impossible.
Anyhoo, enjoy the Streets of Goong sample, and I’ll see yous later! Open-mouthed


If you’ve never played Streets Of Rage 2, you won’t know what the hell I’m on about! So let me explain. If you press right, right and B on Streets Of Rage 2 on the Genesis/MegaDrive while playing as Axel, he’ll do an uppercut style thing and yell "GRAND UPPER!!", which is the Japanese equivalent of "BAREKNUCKLE!"! Grand Upper is the best, though. Tongue out
When you go on YouTube with Aaron at college, he will find random things associated with the "GRAND UPPA", as I spell it! When I see them, and when my imagination says "HOLY SHIT, I’ve got a great idea", then THIS HAPPENS:
(Just a picture for the moment. Smile)
ZOMG! AWESOME MUCH?! Open-mouthed
Ya, we found a clip of some random Japanese martial arts film that had been completely dubbed with Streets of Rage sounds! Among which are Axel’s famous "GRAND UPPA!", his famous flying kick sound, the "AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!", and his famous death grunt, "OOAH!" And there’s the money pickup sound in there somewhere, and some sounds when they throw chairs and stuff that was originally meant for a metal pole in the game. Tongue out
The film, I found out, was called "Tom Yum Goong" (Sarcastic). Originally I thought that was the name of the guy, but the character’s name is Kham, and the actor is Tony Jaa. When I was watching the dubbed version… I noticed something was wrong. Kham wasn’t losing health, or lives, or gaining points! And he didn’t get a notification he’d completed the stage (apart from level complete music, but no visual notifications), or get any end of level bonuses! Surprised Something HAD to be done.
And in about 6 hours’ work with Multimedia Fusion 2, Magix Music Maker 12, PowerDirector 6, Windows Movie Maker, CamStudio, VirtualDub and a lot of patience, I managed to get a HEALTH BAR and SCORE and LIVES in the video! Now it’s a full-on EXPERIENCE! You can even see his points go up as he kicks ass, and then him lose lives as he gets his ass kicked! That’s towards the end, though, cuz he’s a bit good against the n00bs. Open-mouthed
Okay, enough giving-it-away talk. Here ya go. Have a very large video. It’s just over 7 minutes long, and it’s 72MB, but at my recommended size of 10MB/minute, it’s fine! You SHOULD be able to perma-stream it if you have a download speed of more than 171kb/s!
By the way, if that video messes up halfway through stream, you might wanna try downloading it instead. Cuz the player that 4shared uses is crap and sometimes cuts out long videos halfway through streaming. And 4shared also seems to like failing at large uploads, even though they’re at 100%. Did that to me last night as I was uploading the older version. It was REALLY annoying! Waited 20 minutes, and then it got to 100%, checked something, and it said "UPLOAD FAILED!" WTF?! Angry
Anyway, hopefully that WILL upload without it failing for no apparent reason. While you download it or stream it, or whatever, allow me to tell you about random things! First, about the Streets of Goong!
If I can be arsed, I’m going to download the whole film, and take out parts after the scene I’ve just done, and then dub them with Streets of Rage music and sounds! It’ll be tough, but when I’m done, I’ll release the series on YouTube and see what happens! Open-mouthed Probably nothing exciting. Tongue out Final episode tagline: WILL KHAM CLEAR STAGE SIX? WILL HE BEAT EDDIE GORDO? CAN HE GET A HIGH SCORE? DON’T MISS THE FINAL EPISODE OF… STREETS OF GOONG!
Now, college!
So, I finished nearly all my assignments! Woo! Just gotta add one paragraph of crap to one of my 3D modelling projects to get Distinction, and I’ve gotta add examples of some CV’s to a report to get a Merit on that. Even though Aaron didn’t include any CV’s and he got a Merit. Sarcastic I really hate these idiot teachers. They even mixed up some of my criteria, they said that I needed to get ALL of P1, M1 and D1, but I had hit all of them. They told me to do things on Criteria 4 to meet Criteria 1, even though they aren’t linked in any way, and I already had Distinction on Criteria 4. I swear man, the intelligence rate in the UK is falling like a… like a… well… my imagination actually doesn’t stretch THAT far for me to make an explanation. And I have a universe inside my head, as you should KNOW if you’ve read Dragon Tail, so… my imagination is pretty damn good.
Anyway, after I’d done all the work I could do, excluding shitty reports which can wait, we (predictably) played Streets of Rage Remake! On MANIA difficulty! You don’t get any continues, you start with 3 lives (and the option to change that is disabled) and there are SO MANY ENEMIES!
We kicked ASS. Got to Stage 8 before Aaron ran out of lives, and I would’ve survived until a million points if I’d have JUST got my next extra life at 925,000 points! But no. I fell short at 921,000 points before losing my last life. Sad OUCH.
Never mind, we had a combined score of over 1,750,000 points! Me having the higher score. Tongue out We is serious KICKASS. Hot
Oop, this upload’s nearly done now…! 93%… 100%… OH WHAT THE FUCK! UPLOAD FAILED?! GRR! Angry For GOD’S SAKE! Bloody well wish I had my own damn private server, it wouldn’t frickin’ do this!
Right, I’m gonna try AGAIN, WITHOUT their shitty "improved" upload tool.
There we go! It’s up there now! Eventually. Enjoy that video, and who knows, maybe Kham will load up Round 2 and try and get a high score! Open-mouthed

Hello again, I’m Rodney Reynolds and welcome to another video review!

It’s a soundboard of Rodney Reynolds! Awesome when used against WoW nerds. Tried it in Skype, as all everyone seems to talk about now is World of Warcraft and drinking (two subjects which I don’t give a shit about), but I didn’t get the same response as VideoCompiler did. Sad
There ya go. Have fun with that! Open-mouthed
UPDATE: SHIT. I forgot to include the KICKASS music! The music doesn’t work for me on my laptop! Sad
That’s really weird, cuz I asked it to include external files. I’d reupload it now, but it’s on the Pwnage-O-Matic, and I’m on my laptop. And I’d wake my parents up by going upstairs and turning it on. Sad If only my sister would move her ass out of this room then I could get the Pwnage-O-Matic in here, and use it whenever I wanted! Because, surprisingly, it’s not THAT loud for a gaming rig! Just chose the wrong case, that’s all. Should’ve got one with sound dampening foam in it, but it looks awesome, and I don’t really care about PC noise! Open-mouthed
So yes. I’ll upload a new version tomorrow. Or I might do it at college, if I’m bored! Which I WILL be! Then again, Aaron and I will probably be playing Streets Of Rage Remake or Dragon Seeds or something instead of working, so I might not be uploading it there. Open-mouthed
UPDATE: Earkay, it hast been updaterz0rd! Open-mouthed You should have the KICKASS music when you download it again, now. Smile


You are not going to believe this.
I have just played Shadow’s first action stage, Radical Highway, on mission 4. Get to the goal within 3 minutes. That is very tough, but it is doable if you’re good enough.
Several things went wrong in the run, I messed up one trick, forcing me to take the long way, and then as I was jumping for a shortcut (grinding down the suspension bridge which leads to a 1000 point bonus) the collision detection fucked up, sending me THROUGH the rail. So I had to take ANOTHER long way.
Near the end, I said to myself: "No, I’m not gonna make it, I’ve still got these two corkscrews to go…" and after I’d cleared them and seen the Goal Ring, I had about three seconds left. I did a spin dash, and an enemy dropped from the sky, and interruped it. It blew him up, though, and then I just quickly started it again, with about a second left on the clock. As I was a few metres away from the goal ring, I said, "Shiiit, it’s gonna run out…!" But I hit the ring, and the screen went white! As Shadow span around and said "HERE WE GO!" as his victory speech thing, I looked at the timer.
And it said… "2:59:99"!!!
ZOMG!! A HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND!! I wish I had a video to show you, but the camera wasn’t running, cuz I was swearing a lot cuz of the crap luck I was having sometimes. But I DO have a picture of the stage best time, just to prove it!
No, I have NOT Photoshopped that time in, that is genuinely what I got! As you can see, the red box is highlighting the 4th mission, which is the time limit mission on every stage! And if you have the game, and have got to that mission, load it up, and it WILL say something along the lines of "Get to the goal within 3 minutes 0 seconds!"
I was laughing my ass off, nearly LITERALLY! That’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me on SA2B. Open-mouthed
Right, I’ll be off to bed now. See ya later. Open-mouthed
PS: Welcome to the… um… club, stargirl-93! Have no idea who you are, but what the hey. Open-mouthed