5th Dec 2019, 4:06 PM
Make a video about Magic Mustachio

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Make a video about Magic Mustachio
You went out of your comfort zone a lot today, but you feel pretty accomplished. You finish eating and decide to play some Magic Mustachio

(or Doki Doki Moustache, as it's known in the original translation)

It's a fun enough game and pretty relaxing. For many casual players, this game is one of the best; the aesthetic, the gameplay, the pacing, all of it is fine tuned to a ridiculous degree by passionate developers. The series is iconic, the character known worldwide; a Mustachio game was one of the first you ever played. You grew up on these, thinking they were pretty much perfect

until you saw speed runs.

It didn't ruin your experience per se--you still love playing these games. It just... definitely altered your experience. Players trying to set records in how fast they can beat the game have found dozens to hundreds of glitches, ranging from insignificant tricks to shave off seconds to massive level skips. There's even a couple glitches than can kill the game cartridge or brick the console running it if you do them wrong.

It was... well, discomforting sounds a little dramatic. It was weird. You knew these games like the back of your hand, or so you thought--but here someone was clipping through walls and butt-sliding backwards up staircases at 200 mph. As a kid, beating a game was a massive undertaking--an often insurmountable obstacle. Even coming back to games you couldn't beat as a child, adult!you still struggles sometimes.

...But then you watched random internet people beat game after game in a matter of minutes, if not seconds, breaking rules you didn't know existed in ways you never imagined. There was an entirely different world right in front of you the entire time,

you just never saw it.

So now when you play Magic Mustachio, it feels... different. Not worse, per se, just different. You don't mind that you're not one of those game wizards playing the secret, undesigned game layered beneath. You're pretty content just getting really good at the regular game, and understanding all the connections and meanings hidden there.

But you also can't un-learn that such a world exists.

You also remember trying to explain a hitbox to your sixth grade teacher.

She had made the argument that things like genetic engineering, neural uploads, and, yes, artificial intelligence were "unnatural." She said they were against the intended order of things. It's all steeped in hard, testable science, though; these are all reactions to reactions to things that happen naturally. We didn't pull this stuff from another dimension, even the word invention is a misnomer--we just figured out what causes things to happen and started putting them together, stacking discoveries and causes and effects until we reached cloning. It's "the work of man" and required our interference, sure--but people are part of nature, too.

If it's not intended
but requires no extranatural resources to pull off,
is it a glitch?

Can God code a bad hitbox?

You play Magic Mustachio for a couple of hours, which includes recording some of the gameplay. You then take about five hours writing, splicing together the footage, recording yourself and editing the final product. You make a video about the top ten lesser known or rarely used glitches in the game, with a little history on who discovered each glitch and the mechanical reasons the glitches occur.

You take a bit to upload it, giving it a title and a thumbnail and all the other little things you never think about until the last second when they're physically preventing you from being done.

It's a pretty good video, in your opinion; you expect to make decent money off of it. It should be mailed to you in the next few days or so.

It's about 9:30 pm when you finish.

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5th Dec 2019, 4:15 PM
Oh god I'm here first this never happens....

Umm... Let's see if we can get some dinner started up. Maybe some instant noodles topped with some healthy things? That sound good.
5th Dec 2019, 4:24 PM
+1. we can try that no flavor packet technique Maria told us about, if we're not feeling too tired.
5th Dec 2019, 5:48 PM
You remind me Eversion is a fine game to speedrun, as well. The true end is so sweet.
5th Dec 2019, 8:37 PM
+1 on noodles topped with healthy things.
6th Dec 2019, 12:05 AM
Did we get eggs? I've heard cracking one into the noodles when they are halfway cooked is interesting.
5th Dec 2019, 4:20 PM
Dinner time! As/after we eat, let's like... journal those thoughts about glitches and stuff. That could make for a *really* interesting video someday. It's one we'll have to work on for a long time, though. Gotta let stuff like that percolate while we do the simpler stuff.

Do we have any other chores we need to do today? Sorting mail, laundry, anything like that? We could do a bit of those after dinner, if so. Otherwise, just relax more lol, we've been very productive!
5th Dec 2019, 6:51 PM
+1, these are super interesting ideas and we should definitely start writing them down. For dinner we should make sure to have WATER, cheap sodas are awful and don't even taste that good. If we're really addicted we can get cheap diet sodas to start weaning ourselves off it.
5th Dec 2019, 4:25 PM
.... wait a minute, where is our mailbox and did we remember to change it to the new address?
5th Dec 2019, 4:32 PM
I agree, time for dinner.
Try making something other than the potato again, but make sure it's an easy recipe you're unlikely to mess up: nothing kills the sense of contentment after a long day like messing up your meal right at the very end and going to be disappointed. The more experimental cooking should be kept for lunch or something.
5th Dec 2019, 4:32 PM
That's going to *bed disappointed.
5th Dec 2019, 5:33 PM
The other secret hidden world that was revealed by speedrunners is the one of hyper-specific jargon and acronyms. Buttsliding sounds funnier than BLJ'ing for sure.

Wonder if there's a way to unlock playing with Lanky Mustachui in that Magic Mustachio game...
5th Dec 2019, 6:22 PM
I want Plaire to consider doing a video about everything she learned about Mondol today.
No need to make it tonight, but let's start writing a script for it, and taking notes tomorrow. Keep it factual—no need to jump straight into an opinion piece and risk making the wrong people mad. We could put it up as a video about Plaire's RL life as she settles into a new town, for those who are interested in the person making the videos they like so much.

We can title this new series, "Plaire One" :3
5th Dec 2019, 8:38 PM
I think she should not do that until she visits every place in town to get both sides of the story.
5th Dec 2019, 8:46 PM
Should eat outside while it is getting dark. Contemplate how god codes a hitbox while looking at the sunset and stars.

Fresh air is probably good.
5th Dec 2019, 9:24 PM
So is this comic Related to Blood is Mine in any way? like it takes place in the same universe?
5th Dec 2019, 9:54 PM
5th Dec 2019, 10:15 PM
sweet lets home we can see some of the old cast. maybe.
6th Dec 2019, 2:53 AM
In case anyone else has this same question, the answer is in bold and underlined on the About page.
6th Dec 2019, 12:26 AM
What why does that sound like something I'd watch?
6th Dec 2019, 12:53 AM
lil Joshu
Try to see if you can glitch-box your room.
6th Dec 2019, 2:52 AM
I didn't realize the one we had was the SMB2 spoof. I'm rather concerned for how weird our dreams will be tonight. I am not looking forward to the masks...