The Sixth Cycle, Part One
Blazinghydra: ...To be fair, Etna, Flonne appears to care more about her DV Ds than most things, so the Prince being included in that isn't that surprising. Let's see what Flonne's been up to, and leave the Prinny body as the the last thing we do. Also, we so totally need to see what the explain for 'previews' is.
Swingyshark: I agree with Hydra. Flonne for now, Prinny later. And how about a second helping of Database? I'm curious to see what they have listed for 'Pudding'.
Sorry for the delay, doods. Long story short, my throat got worse before it got better. Now that I’ve gotten some proper rest and relaxation, it’s time to go mess up Laharl’s life some more! …And maybe find out who that delivery dood is, too.
We’ve already seen all the options for the “Angry Laharl” scene at 8 o’clock, and there’s only one thing we haven’t done with Laharl during the scene with Captain Gordon
and Thursday. I should note that I press the Select button for the first time in this game here, which Auto-Skips to the point where I can mind control the demon prince. So, during the meeting between Laharl and Captain Gordon
, let’s see what happens if we talk about shinyness…
Laharl: When you clean windows, they always turn out so shiny and crystal clear. How d’you do it, dude? I wanna know.
Captaing Gordon: (circles around Thursday and rubs him so fast that he becomes a blur, with ‘Squeak*’ popping up repeatedly) The trick is using old newspapers for that. I didn’t know you cared about that stuff. Color me a surprised color! Like patriotic!
Laharl snaps back to normal, and we follow him into his meeting with Jennifer. Now, last time we were here, we took hold of Jennifer’s mind and made her think of romance…well, made her think of it more than she did originally, at least. I quickly mind control her, and make her ask about giving the Prinnies a raise before going back to Laharl.
Jennifer: (Lightbulb over head) I bet you’re gonna tell Etna to give a bonus out to each member of the Prinny Squad because of how hard they always work, dude.
(A giant thought bubble comes from Jennifer and covers the screen. Etna’s on one side, blasting the Prinny Squad with what seems to be fish meteors. It’s a 30-hit combo, and once the attacks are over, Etna earns everything from the bonus list seen at the end of a regular Disgaea battle. The thought bubble disappears)
Laharl: Huh? Why would I EVER do that? Does your brain not get enough nutrients because your boobs absorb them all first?
Jennifer: Oh, Harlie! I know what I said was really, really weird, but you don’t have to be so cruel. Y’know, there’s a really good explanation about why some girls get bouncy breasts.
TickTock: [Jennifer initiated a sex-ed course!]
…Yeah, we’ve seen that line before. So, I decide to skip to 11 o’clock, and decide to save and quit. Why the short entry, when I'm not feeling sick anymore? So you doods get another chance to decide Ghost Prinny’s modus operandi, that’s why! Last time, we chose to help her out, and that led to a timeline change where Laharl never got to meet Etna. Our goal is to see what Flonne’s day is like without a major alteration, which I don’t think that the other two options were. So, should we get Laharl to tell her that he’ll do all the searching himself, or that she should ask him tomorrow? Or, perhaps you'd like to skip the sillyness and see what happens without the use of mind control? It’s all up to you, doods!
And to end this entry off, for the first time in this LB, we’ve got two suggested Database entries! And why not present them both at once? With at least 70 possible entries in the Other category, I doubt we’ll run out anytime soon, dood.
Other No. 1 – Pudding
Tasty treat made with milk and sugar. There’s a layer of caramel sauce at its base. Nice touch, if you’re into presentation. The Limited Pudding from the Sea of Gehenna is very popular in the Netherworld. About 10,000 units are sold each day. It’s Etna’s favorite as well, naturally. A special version of the pudding is being produced, limited to only 100 units per day. Etna visited the Shopping Channel every morning to purchase that pudding, but she always slept in a little late. However, she was finally able to order one the other day after setting her alarm. She also offered one HL to the Prinny that managed to wake her up. Every Prinny failed. Now she only has to relax and wait for it to arrive…
(Picture of Etna sitting on a rustling Prinny, while a pair of her thought bubbles show the pudding.)
Other No. 22 – Previews
(Picture of one of the ‘previews’ from Disgaea 1. It’s hard to make out, but I can see the words ‘Etna’s world conquest plan! Aliens appear out of nowhere’, and a blonde Etna is wearing some kind of suit in a field at night. Yeah.)
Fake previews that are inserted between the episodes of Disgaea. Usually, Etna is the main character. These often consist of things unrelated to the game’s story, like baseball tournaments and magical girls. It’s enjoyable if you’re the type of person who gets it. Sometimes, the previews come true.
- Netherworld TV (Disgaea 2)
- Previews (Disgaea 3)
The Sixth Cycle, Part Two
Willy Four Eyes: Let's see what happens when we don't use mind control, dood!
Again, there's merely a 'here' where there should be a link. This time, it was for the 'A Winn3r is You' forum on Fanfiction.net, which is the planning and entry submission area for the third 'season' of a writing tournament (hence the 3 in the title).
All right, doods; break time’s over! Sorry for the wait, but I’ve been a bit preoccupied. One of those distractions is a writingproject on Fanfiction.net, in which you choose a group of characters from any media to fight against other people’s entries, and the winner of the fight is whoever writes it better. It can be found here, and the deadline for entries is the end of the month. But enough shameless plugging; let’s find out who in the Netherworld this delivery boy is!
As suggested by Wily Four Eyes, whose excellent Makai Kingdom Liveblog has recently been finished, we’re not gonna mess with Laharl this time around. I possess Flonne the moment she pops up. After her tirade on how she’ll never sleep again if she doesn’t find that delivery boy and get her DVD ASAP, we get to witness what Laharl’s natural response is.
Laharl: Hah! Not a chance! Not ever! Laters!
TickTock: [Laharl quickly abandoned the damsel in distress, Flonne!]
Flonne: You’re beyond horrible…! I’ll never, ever let you watch my DVD even if YOU find it!
The protagonist of the first game, ladies and gentle-doods. Moving on, the time’s now 12, and Flonne’s still in the shop. She’s beginning to doubt if she’ll ever catch the guy she’s looking for, and wonders if Laharl was accurate when he said that the guy probably switched packages on purpose. She then throws this idea out of the metaphorical window, as she’s a Love Freak
that believes in the power of the delivery boy’s heart. The time then goes to 13, and we fina-
Pfffft! MAO?!? He’s
the delivery boy?!? But…dood! How the heck could anybody have predicted this twist of fate?! …Without looking at the game’s cover, and seeing his and Raspberyl’s pictures on it, at least.
Back to the plot, since we already know that Etna & Flonne will be together at 15 o’clock if no big changes happen to the timeline, I decide to switch to the white-haired schoolboy immediately. Mao denies making any mistakes, especially with his 1.8 million E.Q. It doesn’t sound like a measure of intelligence to me, but I’ve never actually played Disgaea 3, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Flonne complains that, instead of her DVD, she received a bottle…and then Mao reveals that it would’ve been a mistake if he didn’t
swap everyone’s packages. We then get two new diary entries: “The delivery boy with glasses openly admitted to swapping the packages around…He’s very suspicious, dood”, and “Thursday’s rampage…Could his swapped power-up unit be the reason, dood?!”.
Mao goes on to mention the ‘weird machine’ and ‘strange food material’ he swapped earlier, confirming that little tidbit of information, and that he can’t wait to see the results. Flonne can’t believe that Laharl was right, and asks why the delivery boy could be so mean.
Mao: I am the No.1 Honor Roll Student in all the Netherworld! If I’m not doing horrible things, what else am I to do? To fulfill my ambitions, I must obtain the source of a true hero’s power…love and justice! Muhahahaha!
“DATABASE: Mao“ has been added!
Flonne’s angry that someone with ‘honor’ in their title betrayed her trust, faith and feelings, and calls Mao a vile monster. Her eyes have turned to flames of rage, BTW. She lashes out, Mao gets scared, and Flonne says she’ll punish him in the name of love.
Mao: L, love?! You put down “Fallen Angel” as your profession on the order form! How can a fallen angel talk about love?!
Flonne: I’m training to be an Angel Trainee! I can talk about love as much as I want!
Mao: Fallen angel…! The power of love…! *huff* *huff* *huff* …! *drool* I’m so excited, I can’t stop my drooling!
“DATABASE: Angel Trainee“ has been added!
Flonne gets a bit weirded out now that Mao has entered Mad Scientist
mode. Mao demands to know what the source of her love is, but Flonne’s squicked
out by the drool. She then calls him a pervert, and then (even though Mao didn’t get the chance to touch her)…
TickTock: [Flonne ran away, feeling slightly violated!]
Mao: I see, so this is that “no means yes” situation I’ve read about in the comic books. I must catch her and dissect her!
...What kinda ‘comics’ have you been reading, dood? Hentai
?! Continuing onwards, an hour has passed, and we’re still in the Shop. Flonne asks Mao to calm down, and states that she’s never had a stalker before. Mao still wants to perform dissect her, and almost has her hands on her when…CRAZY THURSDAY SURPRISE! …Well, this is where Captan Gordon
and Jennifer finally catch up to the robot, so it’s not completely out of left field if you think about it.
The time’s 15, and Mao’s been knocked outside the castle. According to the Time Table, the scene is called ‘Flying Mao’, though the first line of dialogue tells us that Mao’s already landed.
Mao: Muhahahaha! Good thing this pillowy thing happened to be here. Probably thanks to Geoffrey. Anyway, that robot tossed me quite far. That Thursday thing…I would love to dissect it! *huff* *huff* An experiment…!
“DATABASE: Geoffrey“ has been added!
Laharl laughs, Mao wonders why, and then boom. TickTock wishes us good luck, and we’re back at the beginning of the loop. Sounds like the best place to end an update, right? Well, there’s still a little more to go! Remember that scene where I Mind Controlled Etna so that she wanted to share the pudding with Laharl? We’re going to go back there and choose something different!
Though liberal use of the Auto-Skip function (that’s what the Select button’s default setting is, dood), I go to the Laharl & Jennifer scene at 10 o’clock, and once again get Jennifer to say that he’s quite close with Etna. I then decide to swap back to Laharl, which brings us right back to where this update began: with the Prince listening to Flonne’s problems.
…It just occurred to me that, if Mao made deliveries to Flonne, Etna, and Jennifer in the past, then his interactions with those girls in his own game don’t make a lick of sense. But, a Rare Pudding being stolen and eaten sounds like the events that let to Etna’s appearance in Disgaea 2. You know what, doods? Perhaps messing around with the time-space continuum wasn’t such a good idea after all…
Oh, and next time? After you decide between Laharl searching by himself or asking Flonne to ask for help tomorrow, we’ll follow Laharl and change his meeting with Etna. Then, we finally find out what would’ve happened to Prinny old body if we didn’t stop him from falling out of that window. And finally, if there’s enough space, we’re gonna stop Thursday’s rampage, and save Laharl!
Other No. 45 – Great Overlord
“I originally served King Krichevskoy. He was a great Overlord that everyone liked. He was the person I looked up to the most. Prince Laharl is his only son. And now I’m the Prince’s vassal. And the Prince is now the Overlord. If only the former Overlord didn’t die like he did, I would still be…*sigh*. What? Why am I so disappointed? The question is, why wouldn’t I be?! An Overlord is supposed to be respectable. Not some stupid, immature brat like him! Anyone would be upset if they were me. So I decided to educate him my way. I want the Prince to become a wonderful Overlord like his father used to be. You understand, right? But as far as I can see now, that won’t happen for a while…Please grow up soon! Or else, I might take over! Priiiiiince (heart symbol)”
NEW DATABASE TERMS: Mao, Angel Trainee, Geoffrey
The Seventh Cycle
Fluid: (quotes Mao's "no means yes" line) I don't think Mao has ever disturbed me as much as he does with this single sentence.
Y’know what, doods? In hindsight, perhaps it wasn’t the best idea to have you guys make the exact same decision I left off with earlier. So, I’ve decided to play a little further, and give you some more variety. First, I decide to tell Flonne to come back tomorrow, and get a sprite event of Laharl laughing.
Laharl: I got no time to be hanging out with some flatty bimbo, dude! Come back when you’re as sexy-jiggly as Miss Jennifer. (Flonne looks stunned, her eyes are white, and a giant ‘!’ appears above her head) Try asking, like, the day before last, dude!
…Oh dear Baal. This won’t end well, will it?
“DATABASE: Flat Chest“ has been added!
(Flonne gets an evil glint in her eyes, while Laharl realizes what he just said and goes blank-eyed himself)
Flonne: S, Sir…Laharl…? (she starts shaking, and Laharl’s sweating)
Laharl: *gasp* Hey, that wasn’t me! What was that vile nonsense?!
Flonne: Sir Laharl…You’re the worst, you big meanie! Crab Brain! (HOLY CRAP, DOOD! FLONEZILLA LAZER!)
Laharl: Wh, aaaaaaaugh!
TickTock: [Laharl fled in some kind of fear!]
“DATABASE: Crab Brain“ has been added!
The time’s now 12, and Laharl muses over what just happened in the Hall…
Laharl: Flonne’s angel outfit…she’s easy to fool again since she’s trying to be a goody-two-shoes and return to Celestia…
…Dood, did you completely forget about the death laser…of freakin’ DEATH, dood?! …Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating. Moving on, we run into Etna, and the conversation plays out like it did the last time this scene happened. But this time, when the clock hits 13, I get the red-haired demon chick to just hand over the fuel canister…I mean, pudding. A message says that a change has occurred due to mind control, as a sprite event shows Etna holding up…either pudding or flan; I can never tell the difference.
Etna: I’ve got a cool present for you, dude! Here, take it! (She jumps on top of Laharl’s head, and then throws the dessert down. It completely covers his face, and Etna poses.)
TickTock: [Etna handed a package to Laharl!]
…Yeah, Ticky; that’s one way of putting it. We’re then shown the canister again, just to rub it in our faces, as our protagonist Prinny wonders if this is the right thing to do. Laharl muses that Etna’s being oddly obedient, and soon decides that she must be playing a trick on him. Etna’s at a loss for words, having willingly given up her prize, and runs. Since we still possess her, we get to see the Secret Room again when the clock hits 14. She’s wondering what the heck just happened, and our Ghost Prinny pal decides that we could probably just pin the blame on Etna for the assassination now, since she willingly handed over the explosive device.
Etna decides to write this mess out in her diary so she can decipher what exactly happened, and considers that she subconsciously knew it was a fake, and that she instinctually gave it to the Prince. She then scraps the idea, realizing that such a thing would be way too convenient. We then hear Laharl laughing, and while Etna’s furious over the loss of her pudding, we get to hear the explosion a whole hour earlier for a change. Laharl then yells out at the Prinny, saying that this is unforgivable, while our Ghost Prinny wonders why the hell he’s getting blamed for something he made Etna do. TickTock says that we should just try avoiding the explosion altogether, and rewinds time.
We now have two new diary entries. With any hope, these are the ones we need to get a special ending later in the game: “The pudding Master Etna got was fake, and it looked like the fuel pack that flew out of Thursday, dood!”, and “It’s gotta be that boy who swapped the pudding and power-up unit! What a vile brat, dood!”. Just in case I goofed up, though, I’m making a second save file so I can return to the game’s first part and try again whenever I feel like it.
“DATABASE: Diary“ has been added!
So, viewers, here’s the variety missing from the last update: Do we see what happened to the Prinny body now? Do we move on with the game, and use my second file to see what happened whenever we feel like it? Do we do something completely different, like follow Thursday all over the place instead of Captain Gordon
, or try to see what happens to Captain Gordon
if we don’t convince him to stay out of the Prince’s room? And don’t forget to mention what Database stuff you wanna see, too, doods!
Other No. 47 – Power-Up Unit
(Picture of that weird box from a bunch of entries in the past)
Thing to power up Thursday that Jennifer bought through the Shopping Channel. Of course Amazombie handles such high-tech materials. Features:
The connector is compatible with machines other than Thursday. That’s one of the reasons for its popularity.
- Dual-powered space jet engine
- Increased power and calculation speed
- Stable radio receiver
- Blue-ray support
- Lasts 4 times longer* (*Applies only to basic mode)
- Bakes Teriyaki Pizza
NEW DATABASE TERMS: Crab Brain, Flat Chest, Diary
EDIT: ...Checked a guide, and found out that those AREN'T the right entries in the Prinny Diary. Danmit, dood! ...Oh well; like I said, I now have a spare file in case of an emergency.
Medinoc: "Crab Brain"???
Congrats, doods; you're all caught up! You've now read all of the important stuff from the original Liveblog! Now, feel free to leave a comment at the end of this entry, and suggest what path we should take next!