Fun With Writer's Block and WTF-Inducing Teamups! Rika Liveblogs vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai!!
- Page: 1
Mission 1: A Day of One Snarky Liveblogger
(We open to a blank bedroom, with Rika researching...) Rika: So a shittier fanfic than Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers exists, huh? Well...as much as I don't want to liveblog it, or even read it—I mean, I have a friggin' backlog of other liveblogs I need to do right about now—I suppose I can check it out. (She types in the words "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai" in Google, and...) (One hour later...) Oh my. Holy fucking shit. :| Just by reading the prologue, it's so bad...just...why? I don't get it. I honestly don't understand...gah. (Rika facepalms) I officially don't understand why hate fics exist. I really fucking don't. (...she then sees that she has people) Oh hai! From the batshit insane mind that brought you so many liveblogs comes...yet another damn crossover. Again. As anyone would know, I actually find crossovers to be intriguing, even though I'm not a huge fan of them. It's because any crossovers I find, they're usually shittastic. If it doesn't suck because of the things that cross over with them, then it sucks because of the execution of what would have been interesting ideas. All I'm saying is, crossovers can be pretty hard to pull off successfully. Me, I've used tons of crossover ideas, but never to their full fruition. So yeah, I know how hard it can be! But then you get crossovers where they just...bash one side and glorify the other. And yes, I know I've tackled that shit before, five times, as a matter of fact! But...with this...I think I may lose the will to be sarcastic, folks. Because while The Prayer Warriors gave me loads of material to work with... This doesn't. This really doesn't. And the worst part is, it's ridiculously short as hell, since it covers four real chapters. (Rika then falls into a Heroic BSOD...)
(Meanwhile, at a random area, two men bump into one another, speaking a foreign language, until...) Man #1: ...you know this is just a secret language, right? Just because you landed in this world, it doesn't mean you can speak the language all the time? Man #2: Oh, right! Sorry, I was excited to meet you! One of the Sentai actors! (The first man, oh, let's call him Ryota, nods to the second man, Sentai watcher and former Power Rangers actor, oh, Jason. They are later joined by two other Rangers actors, Alex and Rika's favorite gushing target, Sean...) Ryota: ...those your friends? Jason: They're Ranger actors, like me! Alex: Jason, we're here, like you've said in the message. Jason: Oh, right... (Jason clears his throat, whereas Sean, not much of a talker, goes through his backpack, half-listening, half-making sure he has everything) I was honestly thinking of doing our own little Power Rangers vs. Super Sentai storyline! Ryota: What's it about? Jason: Well, I've watched several Sentai shows, and I got the gist of them...I was thinking about a story that focuses on teamwork, about the differences we face, about the trials we go through! And we'll reprise our Ranger roles! Alex: Sounds rather cool! (he turns to Sean, who is just staring at his backpack) What do you—? (In Sean's backpack, there seems to be a random piece of fanfiction, one titled "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai") Sean: ...how in the hell did that get in my backpack? Alex: I dunno, did you print that off? Sean: I never had it before. I... (Then it whispers a demonic language, and the ex-Ranger actor sports an "oh, shit" expression) Guys, I don't know what's going on, but I think we're in big trouble. I never had a piece of fanfiction whisper something at me. (Ryota then grows serious) Ryota: That's not normal. Give me the bag. (Sean does so, and Ryota examines the contents) I'll look at it, and figure out what's going on. (the other men nod...)
(Back at Rika's room, she recovers from her BSOD) Rika: So, where were we? Oh, yes. This fanfic is said to be even worse than Super Sentai Vs. Power Rangers, and seeing it, I definitely know why. So let's waste no time on it, as we'll liveblog... (click!) Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai! Chapter 1: Trailer So the story begins with, yes, the Author's Note.
- "After a long time, I finally decided to write a new crossover, but this time, this is a battle that I have planned for a long time but have not yet done."
- "However, what they didn't know… there are also impostors who are doing the same…"
- The author bitching about how Power Rangers corrupts young minds.
- Said author saying how Super Sentai is true and pure, y'all!
- Read the story very slowly.
- Always assign a designated driver.
So far, so good. I think I remember one of Arnold's works. It was a crossover with Cory In The House and Kamen Rider Den O. You can guess how well that ended. Hopefully this guy doesn't pull a RINO... I'll see this fanfic in hell before I see it pull a RINO. :P I would point out that catchphrases in subs tend to vary unless there's a common translation. For example, "Uchuu Kitaaaaaa!" can translate to either "Space is here!" or "It's space time!", either one is correct in that regard. Same with "Hade ni ikuze!". I've some subs and fans translate it as "Let's get showy!" or some variant, and I've also seen others claim it's "Let's make a show of it!". I think the reason they go with the former is because it sounds more catchier. Kinda like how "Toritsugari no Kamen Rider da" translates to "Just a passing through Kamen Rider" more than "Just a Kamen Rider that's passing through."
- Page: 1