Affirmative, Paul. I have no issue with that. Great job on the logo, NBK!
Glad I made the suggestion, then. It's not for me to decide, Iqs, but you can post a link to the Discord community page once you've created it. At that point, we'll probably vote with our feet to decide whether we continue to stay here, or migrate. I'm kinda leaning towards the latter option after reading NBK's recent talk page edits, even though he said remaining here was okay for the time being.
In the long run, it may be best to limit this forum to wiki-specific discussion as it was originally intended for, while keeping our social funtimes, fanart, and in-character posts (i.e. Mildly) on the Discord. The 10th anniversary festivities thread would definitely be appropriate to continue here.
I'm in no hurry for us to migrate anywhere. This was all supposed to be advance preparation in case NBK suddenly pulled the plug on us, so that we wouldn't be left high and dry in utter confusion, right? We've already done tons of in-depth brainstorming for the wiki's 10th anniversary months in advance, after all.
I was wrong, guys, Skype only requires access to a Microsoft account if you are using it from an Xbox One, which is the only way I've tried it before. Sorry for being dumb.
Discord definitely allows messages to be retained and users to be gathered in a group discussion, though. You can quote me on that. It also allows you to create multiple topics that the same group can freely switch between, once they're in your Discord together. It's actually not too dissimilar to our current setup on the Wikia forums, but much smoother and more elegant. I think it would also be a lot easier for people to join up: although Discord pages aren't listed on the public web, all you need to get in is a single invite link. We wouldn't need to worry about who has whose usernames, and so on, we'd just post the link here once and wait for everyone to roll in.
I'll admit I've barely used either service at all compared to most people, but Discord immediately struck me as being better suited to a community like this one, especially since we won't be using Skype's video chat feature.
No idea about strikeout text. That stuff is fun, I know, but I could learn to live without it. :P
"I have considered it before, poyo, but it saddens me to tell you that there's simply too many terrible dangers inherent in the act of cooking anything at all. And compared to the risk of a substance somehow slipping through my near-foolproof poison testing regimen, they all have a much greater chance of causing serious harm to puff and limb. >_< I've learned from experience...Back when I used to watch Chef Kawasaki in the kitchen, he would always yell in pain if he slipped with his carving knife, or hot oil spattered onto his arm. Roaring flames shot up from his stove near his face on a constant basis every day. How many times he managed to only nearly avoid becoming permanently maimed or disfigured, I don't want to know...*shudders*
Don't even get me started on french fry slicers, food processors, or worst of all, boiling cooking pots big enough for a puffball to fall into! W...why does that other Kirby voluntarily go near those things, standing in the flames and mixing the stew up?! Just the slightest tap from the back, and he'd be nothing but a charred biscuit, poyo! That's got to be as bad of a torture device for him as anything the Scarfies could devise for me, but he just keeps smiling away... ;_;"
Welcome to the forum, Dreamy Cat! Unfortunately, Mildly can't answer your questions, because Mario Kart doesn't exist in his world, and he's already provided his thoughts on Robobot Armor in this thread. If you think of some better questions that might be more relevant, feel free to try again.
I assumed you meant James Cameron's Avatar, aha. I thought everyone started referring to the Nick series as Last Airbender after that came out. You seem to have a pretty good grasp of figure poses.
I'd favor Discord over Skype, because it's more convenient for me to use, and doesn't require you to be tied to a Microsoft account. Not that I don't have one, but I'd prefer to keep it separate.
Yeah, even as a non-artist, I know what you mean about drawing those expressions. You'd want my Chilly's eyes to look kind of sly, sneaky or mischievous, but not actually evil. (Not that it's meant to be a direct reflection of myself...it's not like Dork Matter reminds me at all of Paul, either. :P)
Edit: Why not just make all of us look really "broody," give us black leather jackets and sunglasses (yes, even Dork Matter), show us all riding the Shadow Star from Air Ride, and title it "The Super Dark And Edgy Kirby Defense Squad?" /kidding
Should Pupps (Robobot Kirby) still be featured in this? He announced his intention to leave a week ago, and true to his word, hasn't posted anything since. I think he was sincere about it.
Come to think of it, Paul has been absent for the same amount of time now, but I'm sure he's just taking a break, or busy.
I like the shifty-eyed, sidelong glancing expression my Chilly has going on in Draft 1. Wouldn't mind seeing a cleaned-up version of that used in the final.
Mildly's cameo could be him running away from a Scarfy in the distance. (I see you kinda already had this idea on your sketchpad.) A regular looking one, to emphasize the fact that most of his fears aren't really founded.
I guess a cameo for Mildly might be better, so new visitors don't mistake him for being an actual member of the site. :P
Now I almost want to see what a ponified Waddle Doo would actually look like...
That's understandable, isn't it?
"It's got to be far more insidious than that, poyo! >_< Unlike most creatures their size, they don't have to worry about being inhaled at all, for some reason...it must only feel like a gentle breeze to them. So they make an evil game of targeting anyone who dares to try inhaling near them, even by accident...revealing their monstrous true forms, then diving in for the kill like an infernal, combustible Birdon of prey! ;_; Even if you don't try to inhale them, merely attempting to shake their ear-hand in a friendly gesture would probably result in an explosion!
And once a single Scarfy has marked you, they'll all hound you to the very edges of Pop Star, resorting to any means of subterfuge necessary when a direct attack fails! Just because I haven't heard of it happening to anyone else yet, doesn't mean it isn't true! I must simply be the only one who's taken enough precautions to survive this long! S...So frightening to think about, poyo...Oh, I need my smelling salts again, I hope they haven't been poisoned since I last checked~"
I've decided that after Meta Kirby52 posts his finished group illustration of the community, I will finally reveal the full truth and backstory fanon behind Mildly in this thread. Look forward to it! >:3
I'll be posting some concepts I had for avatar designs in the compilation thingy later tonight. It'll be a link to an imgur file.
If you're going to include Mildly in the group, might I suggest putting him between myself and Paul, to represent our shared role in creating him? I've already sent you some other details about Mildly on XBL.
Also, are you going to use Kracko or Dork Matter to represent Paul? Of course, I should be a Chilly, instead of my old Blade Knight placeholder.
of aviation, there is no way Kirby should be able to fly. His body is too dense to get his fat little body off the ground. Kirby, of course, flies anyway because Kirby doesn't care what humans think is impossible.
Maybe the atmosphere on every planet in Dream Land is primarily composed of helium, and its flora and fauna are adapted to breathe it so it doesn't kill them or turn their voices squeaky (assuming they weren't already)? I mean, there's been scientifically grounded speculation about alien life forms that could potentially use arsenic the same way our bodies use carbon. If my helium theory was indeed the case, there shouldn't be any reason that an inflatable puffball like Kirby couldn't fly, since Smash Bros. has clearly demonstrated how light he really is. We also know that he can fill himself with incredible amounts of gases, enough to turn into a balloon big enough to pick up Dedede's castle.
Of course, this begs the question of where his internal organs would go...and none of this explains how he'd actually steer himself in the air while staying inflated.
Unless it's with farts.
I'm going to consider this question already answered. Mildly isn't scared at all of rainbows, even though he is quite spooked by the storms that precede them. That's about it. As you've seen, he's scared more strongly by some things than others, but rainbows are probably the only thing that would rate a zero on his terror scale.
If you want some grading examples for his "scale:" A small puddle of rain on the ground would be a 1/10. Pretty safe, but he could still pass out next to it, fall face first with his mouth sticking into it and drown (at least, he thinks he would, Kirby can't actually drown). A flower might have a chance of poisoning him, turning out to be a dangerous Lovely, or giving him deadly allergies if he stops to sniff it (or so he assumes), so a 5/10. Scarfies and Gordos would be a definite 10/10. Drawcia Soul would be off the chart.
Oh, and NEVER tell Mildly about Mad Apples. A tougher, meaner version of a Scarfy, disguised as a tasty fruit? He'd spend the rest of his life running circles inside his house screaming, never touching a single piece of food again in case it might be a Scarfy-type too. He sure is lucky that they've only appeared in a short section of one game so far.
It should not be labeled as a game purely for children, and especially not as a "baby game".
Ever since KDL2, HAL has known how to pull the wool over the eyes of kids and parents who buy into the Kirby series thinking they're going to get something uniformly cute, bright and cheery, lulling them into a false sense of security. This continues through most of the game, until they're suddenly thrown for a dizzying loop with some unexpectedly gruesome imagery and/or a dark plot twist towards the end. The parents are none the wiser, and the kids are hooked for more. At least, that's how it's probably meant to work in theory, and NoA actively tried to work against it on multiple occasions.
The second two Paper Mario games also used this technique to great effect, although it's more clear from the start what the nature of their later content is going to be.
Wait, what? You sound like you have pretty weird parents, at least where video games are concerned. My own parents strictly forbade me from owning most any M-rated games until I turned 16, and they're not even religious. The only exception they made was for the Halo series, which is about as soft as an M rating gets (Halo 5 was even rated T). They certainly never expressed any misgivings over my continued enjoyment of colorful E-rated fare well into my teens, except when they thought I was spending too much time on it. :P
This wasn't necessarily the norm among others of my age, but if other parents I knew didn't outright ban their kids from having M-rated games, they didn't approve of them, either.
Again, generation gap, I guess. Lots more parents are gamers themselves now, and our culture has gotten noticeably less prudish over the past decade, for better or worse.
"Ah, thank you for bringing that up, poyo...Witnessing a rainbow is one of the few things that can soothe my weary puffball soul, and make me forget about all the horrors waiting to ambush me for at least a few moments. <(^_^;)> I'm always shivering with fright through every storm, in case my lightning rod fails and a bolt from the heavens blasts my home to smithereens, but the appearance of a rainbow afterwards gives me renewed hope that there could eventually be a way out of my endless troubles, if only for a minute.
A rainbow reminds me of happier times, before that world of paintings, before the Scarfies, when I could still safely live close enough to civilization for my dreams to be protected by our radiant Fountain...in relative safety, mind you. I've known the terror that comes from seeing a Pommy Jr. in the wild for almost my entire life...why doesn't that other Kirby feel it, poyo? It really baffles me...and even before I knew the Scarfies were trying to poison me, I always checked my food for explosives! If coconuts explode all the time in this world, how can you assume that cake won't? Or popsicles? >_>;"
No one that I've talked to about it has ever tried to insult me for liking Kirby. They just tend to act really apathetic about the series. The typical reaction I get is "Oh cool, I liked him in Smash Bros., and Kirby 64 was fun when I was a kid...wait, are they actually still making new Kirby games? Meh, who cares, I've already got Pokemon/Zelda/Final Fantasy/etc."
I'm a bit older than you, WDF77, so there may be something of a generation gap to this. For all I know, the young'uns who've been raised on Call of Duty and FNAF are inclined to be significantly more vitriolic towards our favorite so-called "baby game."
Yeah, Kirby's a series that's never had much of a dedicated following (at least outside Japan), despite being consistently successful. I've never met anyone who was actually a Kirby hater, but the majority of people seem to just play a couple of Kirby games, tell themselves "well, that was nice," and then go back to more fanboyish series like Zelda, possibly never to return.
A big part of the reason for this is that Kirby has remained a series focused on its gameplay first and foremost. There's no arguments about where each game fits into the timeline, or its canonical status. Even the more story-heavy games, like RtDL, have pretty "cut and dry" plotlines compared to modern Zeldas. Zero, the Master Crown, Galacta Knight and Star Dream are the only real enigmas of the Kirby universe that give us some degree of room for speculation and debate about it. And the geography of Pop Star, I guess...*cough*Iqskirby*cough* :P
Also, spin-offs aside, the Kirby series' fundamental mechanics and game design have remained quite consistent and faithful since the early nineties, so you don't get the "2D vs. 3D" fanboy wars that have defined the Mario, Metroid and Zelda fanbases, or elitists who champion one particular game way above all others in the series (i.e. Melee fanboys).
Oh, in case someone gets the wrong idea, I don't have anything against Zelda.