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#1 Edited by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

"WELCOME TO...THE TWILIGHT ZONE!" Katsumi leaned forward on the couch. This was his favorite TV show. If you didn't include 30 Rock, or Power Rangers, or Dancing with the Stars, or Pushing Daisies, or Community, or Seinfeld, or- he leaned too far forward and toppled onto the opposite wall. Ouch. He slid down the wall until his shoulders were braced against the carpet. Reaching out, he flailed to grab some of his popcorn (which, following normal laws of gravity, was all over the floor). "Five minute rule!" he yelled, shoving a handful into his mouth.

His roommate stuck his head around the corner. "Katsumi, what are you doing?" Katsumi looked up at him. "I'm watching TV."

"That's what you were doing twelve hours ago. Have you slept at all? And why are you wearing your costume?"

"JUSTICE NEVER SLEEPS!" Katsumi flops to the floor. "Now help me up."

His roommate did not. Instead he pointed out the window. "Hey look, crime."

"YAAAH!!" Katsumi jumped out the window.

"I was...kidding" his roommate mumbled. Too late.

Katsumi fell upwards, then slammed down onto the heinous villain. "SURRENDER NOW, OR FACE MY WRATH!" He ground his foot down on the perp's wrist.

"OW! OW! STOP, I'M JUST THE PIZZA GUY!" the fallen villain screamed.

"Prove it," Katsumi whispered, flipping over the villain's head.

"I'm delivering a Hawaiian pizza to one Takahashi Katsumi" he held up a receipt.

"Ooh, that's mine! The guy in the house wil pay for it." Katsumi took the slightly battered box from the pizza guy. He opened it. Sweet, sweet pizza.

Then everything went black. The cosmic abyss swirled around him. Dammit, he knew that pizza guy was up to no good. There was someone else here...Katsumi stealthily dropped to the ceiling, drawing into a crouch. "W-who are you?" someone said.

"I'M BATMAN" Katsumi growled, chewing on a piece of pizza. He didn't particularly care that it was dark. He did care when the pizza slid out of the box and fell below, presumably onto the head of whomever else was in the room.

#2 Edited by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, posted!

#4 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Then: Kariya, Japan

It had been months since the entire Takahashi family had been able to gather for a communal meal. Now they sat around the short table discussing recent events. Chokichi had passed his police exam with flying colors. He had just been assigned to a post in Tokyo. With a slight smile he told how he was also on the 'Godzilla Defense Force', a team put together just in case a giant monster DID try to attack Tokyo. Akeno had acquired a teaching position at the University of Kyoto.

"And what about you Katsumi? How has your...heroi-ing...been going?" Takahashi the Elder looked glumly at his youngest son, who was messily eating his Udon. "Mm?" Katsumi wiped his mouth. "Oh, I entered in a fighting tournament. Maybe I'll get a cool new suit, like Spider-Man! It's some Immortal Kombat thing or whatever, shouldn't be too big a deal. Do we have any hotsauce?" Akeno and Chokichi looked at each other, aghast. "Katsumi...you just made yourself a modern-day gladiator. Let one of us take your place, you WILL die out there," Chokichi pleaded with his little brother. "You can't let him do this," Akeno told his father.

"Don't be silly, I know you're jealous. Anyway, it's street level fighting, you guys are banned." Takahashi the Elder shook his head sadly. "He committed himself to this. He has to follow through. I'm sorry." Chokichi, keep an eye on him. Don't interfere unless he would die otherwise. Then apologize to the tournament heads and withdraw him from the tournament. Hopefully he'll have enough common sense to take himself out before then, but...this is Katsumi. Chokichi nodded almost imperceptibly at his father's mental command.

"Hey mom? Will you pack me a lunch for tomorrow? And did anyone get plane tickets, I don't know how I'm going to get there."


Akeno had flown him to the island specified, having received special permission to transport his brother. "Good luck Katsumi..." he said, dropping the young hero onto the sand. "Hey! When I'm in costume it's Masquerade!" Katsumi said to the departing Akeno. Too late. His brother was gone. Katsumi adjusted his cape, wishing he had a summer uniform or something...it was hot. He glanced around. Nice place. How the hell was he supposed to find the guy he was fighting? Okay, he was an American...where would one find an American? Katsumi's first thought was MacDonalds. That wasn't helpful.

Luckily, his opponent solved that problem for him! He was just kinda sauntering along the beach. Katsumi waved at him, simultaneously calculating the distance, height and velocity he'd need. As the American drew his gun, Katsumi leapt into the air, shifting his center of gravity so he fell towards his enemy, wobbling crazily through the air. Bullets flew around him, largely crashing into his cape (it made him look a lot bigger than he actually was), but a few grazed him, leaving nasty welts. They stung like gigantic bees.

Katsumi's plan was simple...he was going to purposefully overshoot the American, landing sideways on a springy-looking tree. The tree would bend backward, and he'd launch himself back off it, grabbing the American's gun if he could. This would be a distraction for when the tree recoiled, hopefully smacking the American pretty darn hard. If he got the gun, he'd shoot it at his foe while darting a little ways in to the forest.

#5 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Being the overlord of a race of mole-aliens he found in the air vents one day, and who he convinced that he was a god by feeding them beer.

#6 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

@Zapa: Whiskey Media was bought by two companies...Comic Vine and Giantbomb being merged with Gamespot, and the others with some other company. All the programmers went with the other sites....Comic Vine is very shorthanded right now, and programmers can't be spared to work on Quests when there are major bugs with the sites. I think that's why anyway.

#7 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

@Surkit said:

Good stuff, got the goof ball mindset down pat while still making it pro writing

Thank you! =D

#8 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Pennywise (It) - 46

Herbert West - 25

Ash Williams - 7 (-2)

Tall Man - 12 (+2)

Jason Voorhees - 20

Michael Myers - 38

Freddy Krueger - 13

The Crow - 11

Darkman - 61

#9 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio


This is such a curbstomp

Katsumi is annihilated. Nekron probably wouldn't even notice him.

Your character vs. Witchfire

#10 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, posted...

if there are any problems or anything please let me know and I'll fix them ASAP