The Mishka Effect [2014] [Time Loop] [Comedy]

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The Mishka Effect [2014] [Time Loop] [Comedy]

#1 Post by kaleidofish » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:42 pm

The Mishka Effect


Mishka Florentine's been having a bad week. He's got an eviction notice on his apartment, his friend Veronica Blast won't give him the time of day, his new co-worker's giving him the creeps, and he even narrowly avoided being killed by a bloody stranger. When he finds a shack in the woods that seems to put him back in time by three days, he thinks he can turn all his luck around.

...But things aren't always that simple when you're playing with time.

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Mishka Florentine: our down-on-his-luck hero. Doesn't always think things through. Mostly good-natured. Afraid of the police for...reasons.

Veronica Blast: Mishka's science-loving friend who is tired of his excuses. The eviction notice was the last straw for her.

Aaaanddd mooooore!

* Progress:

I've got a semi-complete outline that you can read here. Avoid it if you don't want spoilers! If you do take a look at it, let me know what you think. I'm going to start writing for this later tonight. I wanted to get a thread up before I won't have the time to make one, haha. Expect it to be prettied up later.

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Writer, Coder, What-not: kaleidofish
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Logo & GUI & Related Coding: Duskylli
Editor: arachni42
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Music: Shoko
CG Artist: shortycake

WITH OUR POWERS COMBINED, WE FORM... The Mishka Effect, a silly time loop (a little different than time travel) adventure. :D

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If any of you played the "Balancing Act" story from Adversity Comp way back in 2012 (yeah, that was me), this was inspired by the time traveling portion of that story! I'm working on this as well as a route for another Nanoreno project, but I am supremely confident that I can get the writing for both done. You'll be seeing The Mishka Effect on April 1st, no matter what. :)
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#2 Post by Fungii » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:04 pm

kaleidofish wrote:You'll be seeing The Mishka Effect on April 1st, no matter what. :)

Not if I....SABOTAGE IT
AHAHAHA

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#3 Post by Googaboga » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:21 pm

Wow this sounds like a very good time.

I'd rather not be spoiled so I won't read the outline. But good luck to all of you ^^.

Also I hope this doesn't sound rude but 'Veronica Blast' really sounds like the title of a TV show to me 'XD.
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#4 Post by kaleidofish » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:07 am

Fungii wrote:
kaleidofish wrote:You'll be seeing The Mishka Effect on April 1st, no matter what. :)

Not if I....SABOTAGE IT
AHAHAHA


FUNGII NOOOOOO

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Googaboga wrote:Wow this sounds like a very good time.

I'd rather not be spoiled so I won't read the outline. But good luck to all of you ^^.

Also I hope this doesn't sound rude but 'Veronica Blast' really sounds like the title of a TV show to me 'XD.


Oh no, not rude at all! I was actually going for a cartoony effect with all of their names. Florentine's a type of cooking. Pasta florentine's especially good if you're looking for a lighter dish. It's very healthy...although, I'm way more into fettuccine alfredo. Oh no, now I'm tempted to name Veronica after pasta, too. Ahhhh.

I made some progress on the script, but not very much since I'm visiting my family. Once I'm back in my apartment, I'll be able to work faster. I wrote about 300 words so far...although most of it is STRUGGLING. I wrote a second version of the opener to see if that would lessen the struggle. Work will resume Sunday night!

Good news! arachni42 is joining the Mishka crew as our Editor. YES! Let's make her feel welcome. :D Be sure to check out her Nanoreno project I, Miku. I'll be sending her a batch of words on Tuesday, I hope!
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#5 Post by Steamgirl » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:47 am

Intrigued by this project! The premise and the time-loop are bound to make it very very interesting.
Is it going to be one of those where you can endlessly play/reset by 3 days until you get to the "correct" ending?
Is it possible to accidentally make all the right decisions on the first playthrough or do new option open up each time you reset?

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#6 Post by leon » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:01 pm

I really like the idea of a time loop. And with you and Fungii teamed up I'm sure you make something great! :D

kaleidofish wrote:I was actually going for a cartoony effect with all of their names.

By the way, mishka (written miška) means "little mouse" in Slovenian. I think it also means "teddy bear" in Russian.

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#7 Post by desulishor » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:06 pm

I've always loved modern times -stories combined with a supernatural mechanic of some kind, be it thought-reading, personality-sharing, or time travel like here. It gives you something to relate to and something to amuse your mind with, at the same time.
My list is not huge, but this one is definitely on my list for NaNos I want to read after March.

(I don't have a whole lot of free time, but I might be able to offer some editing help. Up to the author, really.)

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#8 Post by marimo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:46 am

S-so many nice projects...XD I don't want to spam this board so much but...eeee. I can't wait for this one either. <3
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#9 Post by shortycake » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:55 am

Very intriguing. I can't wait to play it!~ ^//7//^)/

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#10 Post by thekobester11 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:52 am

Always been a huge fan of time loops... since Steins Gate
Really looking forward to this! :D

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#11 Post by kaleidofish » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:09 pm

Steamgirl wrote:Intrigued by this project! The premise and the time-loop are bound to make it very very interesting.
Is it going to be one of those where you can endlessly play/reset by 3 days until you get to the "correct" ending?
Is it possible to accidentally make all the right decisions on the first playthrough or do new option open up each time you reset?


Mishka will be going back quite a few times in the hopes of finding his "correct" ending. It won't be endless, though, since every time he goes back he's risking THE FABRIC OF TIME AND SPACE. He won't get things right the first time! But every time he goes, he gets some more information. Players will have options to take throughout his story, yes.

leon wrote:I really like the idea of a time loop. And with you and Fungii teamed up I'm sure you make something great! :D

kaleidofish wrote:I was actually going for a cartoony effect with all of their names.

By the way, mishka (written miška) means "little mouse" in Slovenian. I think it also means "teddy bear" in Russian.


Hi, Leon!!! Thank you! Also, WHOA, you gave me an amazing idea. There's a nursery rhyme that goes: "hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock." Mishka is the little mouse who runs up the clock over and over again. GENIUS! I will work this into the story somehow. Thank you for the inspiration! I was aware of the teddy bear translation, but not the little mouse one. Awesome!

desulishor wrote:I've always loved modern times -stories combined with a supernatural mechanic of some kind, be it thought-reading, personality-sharing, or time travel like here. It gives you something to relate to and something to amuse your mind with, at the same time.
My list is not huge, but this one is definitely on my list for NaNos I want to read after March.

(I don't have a whole lot of free time, but I might be able to offer some editing help. Up to the author, really.)


Oh yeah, this story is definitely aiming to amuse, which reminds me that I should tack on the [Comedy] tag. Thank you so much for putting The Mishka Effect on your to-read list. Mishka's a whacky narrator, but I'm sure someone might be able to relate to him, haha. I'll get in touch if I need the extra help.

marimo wrote:S-so many nice projects...XD I don't want to spam this board so much but...eeee. I can't wait for this one either. <3


shortycake wrote:Very intriguing. I can't wait to play it!~ ^//7//^)/


thekobester11 wrote:Always been a huge fan of time loops... since Steins Gate
Really looking forward to this! :D


Thank you, everyone! <3 If we don't get this done by April 1st, I will personally shove my teammates and myself into the time machine, go back to March 29th, and then get the project done for real! As for progress...

Last week, the first 4000 words were sent to the Magnificent Fantastical Editor. I got them back a few days ago. I'm working on the next section of the story, which will then be passed to arachni either today or tomorrow. The Write-Edit-Write-Edit ball game is going strong!!

Magical Mystical Dusk has been hard at work with many GUI concepts. They're all looking good. Let's see if Dusk will post something...delicious in this thread. ;) I won't steal Dusk's thunder by putting the treat into this thread, hehe.

We might have some Eagle Eyes join us! I'll let them introduce themselves because self-intros are FUN.

Super Saiyan Fungii made some concept sketches for Mishka the other day. We are in the midst of planning the rest of the sprite work. Check out Mishka - he's looking gooooood. (Yay, now the thread won't be so bare.)

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Thanks again for the support, everyone! I'm having a lot of fun working on this. :D
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#12 Post by Duskylli » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:10 am

Hmm...maybe I'll post the delicious thing next time and sneak in some of K-fish's writing if anyone is interested.
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#13 Post by Haze » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:38 am

That's some nice GUI, Duskylli! :D
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#14 Post by Duskylli » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:13 am

Thanks Haze! Your comment gave me a major energy boost :D Now I feel like I can tackle some more coding.
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#15 Post by ketskari » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:56 pm

The story concept sounds interesting and so far the GUI looks gorgeous. Good luck! :)
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