The Starcon2 Secret Theater

Scandalous!



Current Zar note: The Secret Theaters are really more like a fanfic done with fake screencaps, a sort of multimedia fanfic if you will. So it's not really a true screencap adventure exactly, but it IS told through screencaps, so this seems like the right classification for it. They're called Secret Theaters because in one of the fancy versions of MGS2, I forget which one, there was a "Secret Theater" that'd let you mess with the cutscenes in the game and replace one character with another to great comedic effect, haha. I did this installment in 2006.




I finally did the next edition! This one took me so long because I had to set up the base PSD files for a ton of races, which takes a while. Once the base is set up doing the caps isn't too hard, it's just kinda annoying to set it all up, for some races more than others.

BUT we've got a wide variety of races here, all of which have encountered that video the Umgah got of the Captain! What do they think? Let's find out!

Not in any particular order, really. YES THAT'S MY EXCUSE FOR MY SHODDY TIMEKEEPING.

cough

BURN

The Zoq-Fot-Pik took me longer than I thought I would, mostly because I had to try and snag talking animations before I knew about the source code. DURR. I should go through that and snag some more talking animations for races where the dialogue is RIGHT THERE IN THEIR FACE

but yeah. I also made a dumb mistake with their text so it wasn't spaced properly like an idiot so each cap took me longer to do than normal. BUT I FIXED IT LATER. Also I occasionally mixed up who the one in back was staring at, so I had to go back and fix that too. BUT THEY'RE DONE and hopefully in the future won't cause me so many problems.

The Zoq-Fot-Pik are weeirded ooout

This is the only race I did where the Captain responded, possibly cause I was lazy or otherwise I didn't really think it was necessary. LAZINESS OR PRUDENCE? YOU DECIDE!

That's the worst kind! D:

BURN

The blue one has a point, Captain.

THRADDASH <3 <3 <3

I think this is a hint of the "mighty-thewed K'tang" dialogue coming through. WOOPS.

This is probably true.

PUMAMAN REFERENCE COUGH

And then they'd attack you. :D I didn't do one for after the Thraddash become your students though. I probably should. I dunno, what do you think?

<3

:O

THE SUPOX CARE ONLY FOR YOUR HEALTH hehehe

The Utwig try to be tactful.

It was kind of tricky to do the Druuge since there's very little in their animated GIF that moves. :O Again, I forgot I could poke through the source code for their animations so I pieced together some from my copious screenshots.

ANYTHING TO MAKE A PROFIT

"mutually beneficial" = words that make alien races trust you long enough to rob them blind. ~ Druuge Dictionary

It IS notorious! ZEX would probably buy most of them.

Hahaha. OH DRUUGE.

This is before you do the whole Talana quest thingy, so the Syreen don't really know you yet.

CLOTHES ONLY RUIN HIS NATURAL APPEAL.

Now let's say you DO know Talana...

SEX

The Arilou were actually surprisingly easy to do.

YOU ARILOU AND YOUR QUIRKY SENSE OF HUMOR.

Which was the point, really.

Very true!

The Arilou are too polite to just tell you to stop being an idiot. OH CAPTAIN.

SPATHI <3

On a side note, the Spathi were difficult for me to pin down in terms of their voice, which was a little odd especially since I love them so very much. Most races just take a little time for me to get down pretty well, but I ended up poring over my Spathi textfiles trying to get down a solid voice for them in my head. I took me a while and I'm still not as confident with them as I am with some of the other races. Maybe I just need to write more with them.

WE SPATHI NEVER FALL FOR PRANKS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, THAT'S RIDICULOUS

:O :O

NOT A SHELL OR ANYTHING BUT I GUESS IT'S ALRIGHT.

BOY do they.

Tanakaaaa I ended up setting up his file for way more frames than I actually needed, but at least in the future if I need to do a lot of Shofixti fakecaps then I'm set.

DONE.

Yehat yaay. There are three sets of Yehat responses. These ones come before the revolution.

STORY OF THE CAPTAIN'S LIFE

Now, after the Revolution, let's visit the Royalists!

AN INSULT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER!

Now, the Rebels!

The Yehat go through painful social upheaval and then have to deal with the guy who brought them back their children stripping like an idiot. Haahahaha.

MY FAVORITE SPACE MYSTICS

This was the one where I finally went into the source code to get their flapping head motion, cause I could not get a shot of that without text in the way. :O I really need to get some clear talking animation shots from that at some point.

"They went HAR a lot. We have no idea who they were."

Bukowski: D:

BEING NAKED IS DEFINITELY MARVELOUS

Aaaaand those are all the races I did! I thought that both Ur-Quan could really care less about the video since they've got their whole Doctrinal Conflict to worry about. I also didn't do the Slylandro cause the Umgah wouldn't know they exist, and the Probes would all be gone at this point because that's the first thing I did. Stupid probes.

SHOOT I probably could've done something with the Ilwrath come to think of it. Oops. I'll make a note of that. Other than that I think I got everyone.

NEXT, WHAT HAPPENED WITH ZEX AND THE VUX FLEET? IS HE DEAD OR NOT? YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT!

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