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  1. (Credit to Kieran for the amazing poster) Teams Mania (credit to SOF for the name) will be our final ultimate teams event, lasting from July 11th to July 31st. The Krusty Krew, Chum Buddies and Solos will face off for their final time. Teams as a feature has run its course, so we're going to send it off with one last intense showdown. The timing is also poetic as it's been a decade since the concept was first introduced to the site. Here's a run-down of the games to expect. Jackbox: Every Monday night during the event, there will be a Jackbox game hosted on Discord! Weekly Surprises: Every Tuesday night during the event, there will be a unique surprise game! Kahoot: Every Wednesday night during the event, participate in a Kahoot trivia game! The first one will be based on the history of SBC teams. Jigsaw Puzzles: Every Thursday night during the event, solve the most jigsaw puzzles! Cards Against Humanity: Every Friday night during the event, play in a CAH game! SpongeBob Pictionary: Every Saturday night during the event, play in a Pictionary game! The themes will be SBC Teams, SpongeBob sports episodes and mixed in that order. Among Us: Every Saturday night after Pictionary, we'll (hopefully) prove this game isn't quite dead yet with more Amogus! Wiki Write-Offs: Every Sunday night during the event, see who can edit the most on our wiki! This will be the last time we do this game. Trophy Hunt: Search for trophies (the user doesn't count) in the largest scavenger hunt ever done on SBC! Bikini Bottom Top Chef: Compete in this delicious small group of side quests! Team Spirit iFish Contest: Show your team spirit by dressing up your iFish in another contest! Deep Fry Pole Vault: See how far you can fly and which team scores the most points in this minigame! It's okay if you can't participate in every game of course, your team will appreciate even a small contribution. This will be your last time working together with your fellow teammates, so have fun strategizing. Which team will get the golden W? Will Krabs lead the Krew to victory again, will Plankton pull a trick to help the Buddies, or will the Solos finally win in an unexpected turn? This could go any way, and I'm excited to see how it plays out. Whichever team wins in the end will receive these grand prizes: 10,000 doubloons, 500 experience points, Tyeamwork badge, Victory Trophy item for your iFish, access to your team mascot's account and eternal bragging rights.
  2. Here's my final SBCinema, with a parody more relevant than ever. It's been an honor running the theater for the past two years. 139. Hippocracy Film: Idiocracy In 2022, U.S. Army librarian Corporal Hippy is selected for a suspended animation experiment as the “most average” individual in the entire armed forces. Lacking a suitable female candidate, the military hires an artist named Jane by bribing her agent (and secret crypto scammer) Spongybobgod. When the officer in charge, Illiniguy, is arrested for running his own crypto scam ring under Spongybobgod's tutelage, the experiment is forgotten. Over the next five centuries, societal expectations lead the most intelligent humans to choose not to have children while the least intelligent reproduce indiscriminately, creating increasingly dumber generations. In 2522, Hippy and Jane's suspension chambers are unearthed by the collapse of a mountain-sized garbage pile; Hippy's chamber crashes into the apartment of CDCB. Wandering around what was once Washington, D.C., Hippy finds a population that has become profoundly anti-intellectual speaking only low registers of English and memes, wallowing in overconsumption and crass popular entertainment. Technology is still advanced but often malfunctioning, driven by garish commercialism, cryptocurrency or extreme simplicity, such as healthcare workers handling computer equipment akin to elementary education software. Believing he is hallucinating after a year of hibernation, Hippy enters a hospital and realizes the truth. Arrested for not having an NFT tattoo to pay for his doctor's appointment, he is put on trial (let’s use that loosely), presided by the Honorable Judge JCM in a cameo. Hippy is provided the incompetent and unprepared CDCB as his lawyer, who would make Saul Goodman shake his head. Hippy is then sent to prison. Jane also leaves her chamber, resuming work as an artist, but soon realizes that people have become so stupid that NFTs are the only artwork they recognize now, thus putting her out of work. Hippy is renamed "Unsure" by a faulty speech-recognition NFT machine and takes a rudimentary IQ test, then tricks a guard by claiming that he is meant to be released, and simply runs out the door, successfully escaping prison. He finds CDCB, who reveals that a “time masheen” exists to return him to 2022, and Hippy bribes him with promises of riches through compound interest on a bank account and Nickelodeon archive he will open for CDCB in the 21st century. Leading Hippy and Jane to the time machine, CDCB takes them into a gigantic Amazon store, where Hippy is identified by a NFT scanner and apprehended. Taken to the White House, Hippy is appointed Secretary of the Interior, as the IQ test identified him as the most intelligent person alive. President Prez introduces Hippy to the cabinet, and gives him the impossible job of fixing the nationwide food shortages, ludicrously high gas prices, dust bowls, and crippled economy within a week. Hippy discovers that the nation's crops are irrigated with Branade, a “thirst mutilator with a bold new taste" whose parent corporation owns the FDA, FCC, and USDA. When Hippy has the irrigation system replaced with water, Brandade's stock plummets, causing massive layoffs and riots, without any visible agricultural improvement. Hippy is sentenced to die in a monster truck demolition derby featuring undefeated "rehabilitation officer" Cyanide Fishbone. However, Cyanide's oversized vehicle is crushed trying to enter the arena, and Hippy manages to defeat the other vehicles. Jane and CDCB discover that Hippy's reintroduction of water to the soil has allowed vegetation to grow. Showing the sprouting crops on the stadium's Wumbotron prompts Prez's presidential pardon. Hippy and Jane decide to stay in the future, although later they discover they had no choice as the "time masheen" CDCB mentioned is merely a childishly inaccurate history-themed amusement ride. Following Prez's term, Hippy is elected president and marries Jane. They conceive the world's three smartest children, while new Vice President CDCB launches Nickstory, a successful archive documenting Nickelodeon’s scheduling to help set history straight. The film ends with Hippy's inaugural speech, where he praises earlier civilizations for their technology and wonders, and expresses hope this society will one day as well. The series finale will be written by Clappy to round everything out, coming soon!
  3. After extensive research there, I can confirm Switzerland is indeed real.

  4. SpongeBob SquarePants: Friday, July 22nd: 7:00pm EDT: Captain Pipsqueak (277A): Plankton joins the League of E.V.I.L. 7:15pm EDT: Plane to Sea (277B): SpongeBob and Patrick take Squidward on a plane to a tropical resort. The Patrick Star Show: Friday, July 22nd: 8:00pm EDT: Nitwit Neighborhood News (113A): Patrick and Squidina report the news around Bikini Bottom. 8:15pm EDT: Mid-Season Finale (113B): The Patrick Star Show! presents the epic conclusion to the first half of its first season.
  5. 138. Pimento Film: Memento We open with a Polaroid photograph of a dead man. As the sequence plays backward, the photo reverts to its undeveloped state, entering the camera before the man is shot in the head. The film then continues, alternating between black-and-white and color sequences. The black-and-white sequences begin with Leedles, a former insurance investigator, in a motel room eating a pimento cheese sandwich, then speaking to an unseen and unknown caller. JCM makes a cameo as the motel clerk. Leedles has anterograde amnesia and is unable to store recent memories, the result of an attack by two men. Leedles explains that he killed the attacker who strangled his wife, but a second clubbed him and escaped. The police did not accept that there was a second attacker, but Leedles believes the attacker's name is "John G" or "James G". Leedles investigates using notes, Polaroid photos, and tattoos to keep track of information he discovers. Leedles recalls Ding, another anterograde amnesiac, from his insurance industry days. After tests confirmed Ding's inability to learn tasks through repetition, Leedles believed that his condition was at best psychological (and perhaps faked) and turned down his insurance claim. Ding's distraught wife repeatedly asked Ding to administer her insulin shots for her diabetes, hoping he would remember and would stop himself from giving her a fatal overdose. However, Ding continued to administer the injections, and his wife died. The color sequences are shown reverse-chronologically. In the story's chronology, Leedles self-directively gets a tattoo of John G's license plate. Finding a note in his clothes, he meets SpongeKid, a bartender who resents Leedles because he wears the clothes and drives the car of her boyfriend, Hippy. After understanding Leedles's condition, she uses it to get Leedles to drive a man named Coffee out of town and offers to run the license plate as a favor. Meanwhile, Leedles meets with a contact, SB&P, who helps with Coffee, but warns about SpongeKid. Leedles finds that he had previously annotated his Polaroid of SB&P, warning himself not to trust him. SpongeKid provides Leedles with the driver's license for a John Edward Gammell, SB&P's full name. Confirming Leedles's information on "John G" and his warnings, Leedles drives SB&P to an abandoned building, leading to the opening where he shoots him. In the final black-and-white sequence, prompted by the caller, Leedles meets with SB&P, an undercover officer, who has found Leedles's "John G", Hippy, and directs Leedles to the abandoned building. When Hippy arrives, Leedles strangles him fatally and takes a Polaroid photo of the body. As the photo develops, the black-and-white transitions to the final color sequence. Leedles swaps clothes with Hippy, hearing him whisper “Ding.” As Leedles has only told Ding's story to those he has met, he suddenly doubts Hippy's role in his wife's murder. SB&P arrives and asserts that Hippy was John G, but when Leedles is undeterred, SB&P says that he helped him kill the real attacker a year ago, and he has been using Leedles ever since. SB&P points out that since the name "John G" is common, Leedles will cyclically forget and begin his search again and that even SB&P himself has a "John G" name. Further, SB&P says that Ding's story is Leedles's own story, a memory Leedles has repressed to escape feelings of guilt. After hearing SB&P confess all of this, Leedles burns the photograph of dead Hippy and of himself right after killing the real attacker a year ago, pointing to his chest where he would get a tattoo to document his successful revenge. In a monologue, Leedles explains that he is willing to lie to himself in order to get justice against anyone who has wronged him. He therefore targets SB&P by ordering a tattoo of SB&P's license plate number and writing a note to himself that SB&P is not to be trusted so that he will mistake SB&P for John G and kill him. Leedles drives off in Hippy's car, confident that, despite this lie, he will retain enough awareness of the world to know that his actions have consequences.
  6. 137. Color’s Crossing Film: Miller’s Crossing Winter is the right-hand man for Loyal Customer mobster Prez, a political boss who runs SBC city during Prohibition. In Winter’s presence, Prez's rival, the Orange gangster Carotte, demands the right to kill bookie Slug, whom he suspects of profiting off of Carotte's match fixing scheme. Prez declares Slug off limits, setting off a group mob war between the various LC color factions. Prez is seeing Slug’s sister, Cake, so he is not swayed as Winter presses him to give up Slug to Carotte. In vain, Winter tries to convince Prez that Cake is playing him to protect her brother. When the war heats up with an assassination attempt on Prez, Winter presses the point of Cake’s disloyalty by revealing he has been seeing her behind Prez’s back. Prez publicly beats up Winter and cuts ties with both of them. Cast out and needing work, Winter turns to Carotte. As a loyalty test, Carotte commands Winter to kill Slug, an awkward request given Winter’s relationship with Slug’s sister. With Carotte’s henchmen (OBAB and JCM in a cameo) and in tow, Winter leads Slug to his execution spot in the woods at Color’s Crossing. Slug grovels for his life, pleading "Look in your heart.” Winter fakes the killing by firing his gun into the ground and orders Slug to leave town. Carotte’s henchmen, who are within earshot but cannot see the two men, are fooled and neglect to check for the body before leaving with Winter. With Prez weakened, Carotte takes his place as city boss, controlling the police and using them to destroy Prez's operations. Within Carotte’s gang, there is tension between Winter and Carotte’s trusted enforcer, the brutal Dman. Upon learning that his team didn't actually see Winter kill Slug, Dman takes Winter back to Color's Crossing to verify that Slug's corpse is there. Winter expects to find no corpse and to be executed for it, but instead the group finds a decomposing body that had been shot in the face and disfigured beyond recognition by birds. Dman and his men assume the body is that of Slug’s, but it is actually that of the Dman’s friend, a man named RDSP, whom Slug had secretly killed and placed as a decoy where his own body should have been. Winter is now vulnerable if the Dman or Carotte discovers the identity of the body, a fact that Slug uses in attempt to blackmail Winter into killing Carotte. With Slug supposedly dead, someone continues to cut into Carotte’s match fix, and Winter and the Dman both try to convince Carotte that the other is behind it. Winter uses the sudden disappearance of RDSP to sow suspicion about the Dman by insinuating that RDSP has gone into hiding after he and the Dman betrayed Carotte. Carotte must decide between Winter and the Dman, a dilemma he resolves by shooting the Dman in the head as Winter looks on. Winter then thins out his rivals by engineering a surprise meeting between Slug and Carotte, knowing that the first one to be seen by the other is likely to be killed. Shortly after the arranged time, Winter arrives to discover that Slug has killed Carotte. Winter tricks Slug into surrendering his gun and declares his intent to kill him in retribution for his blackmail. Slug again begs for mercy, saying, as he did at Color's Crossing, "Look in your heart" but this time Winter asks rhetorically "What heart?" and shoots him. With Carotte and the Dman dead, Prez resumes his post as the only boss in town. At Slug’s burial, Cake, now back in Prez's good graces, reacts coldly to Winter and walks back to her car. Prez notifies Winter that Cake has proposed to marry him. He offers Winter his job back but Winter rejects the offer and stays behind, watching Prez as he walks away.
  7. 136. Sad Steel: Furry Road Film: Mad Max: Fury Road With the world becoming a desert wasteland following a societal collapse from warfare over resources, a survivor named Steel is captured and taken to Immortan OMJoe’s Citadel by his army of War Boys. Steel is imprisoned and used as a "blood bag" for a sick War Boy called Trophy. Meanwhile, Imperator Katniss, one of OMJ's lieutenants, is sent in her armored "War Rig" to extract gasoline and ammunition. When OMJ realizes that his five wives are fleeing with her, he leads his army in pursuit of Katniss, calling on the aid of nearby Gas Town and the Bullet Farm. Trophy joins the pursuit with Steel strapped to his car, and a battle ensues between the War Rig and OMJ's forces. Katniss drives into a sand storm, evading her pursuers, except Trophy, who attempts to sacrifice himself to destroy the Rig. Steel escapes and restrains Trophy, but the car is destroyed. After the storm, Steel finds Katniss repairing the Rig, accompanied by the wives, the last of whom is heavily pregnant with OMJ's child. Steel steals the Rig, but reluctantly agrees to let Katniss and the wives accompany him. Trophy boards the Rig as it leaves and attempts to kill Katniss, but is overcome and thrown out, being picked up by OMJ's army. Katniss drives through a furry biker gang controlled canyon, having bartered a deal for safe passage. The gang (their leader being JCM in a cameo) turns on her when they discover OMJ's army arriving, forcing her and the group to flee, while the furry bikers detonate the canyon walls to block OMJ. Steel and Katniss fight off the pursuing bikers as OMJ's car breaks through the blockade. OMJ catches up with the War Rig, allowing Trophy to board with the intent of attacking Katniss again; he fails, to the disappointment of OMJ. As the Rig escapes, one of OMJ’s wives falls off trying to help Steel and is fatally run over by OMJ's car. Katniss explains to Steel that they are escaping to the "Green Place", an idyllic land she remembers from her childhood. One of the wives finds Trophy hiding in the Rig, and consoles him as he laments his failure. Katniss and Steel slow OMJ's forces with mines, but OMJ's ally, Aya the Bullet Farmer, continues pursuit. After Katniss shoots Aya, Steel leaves to confront him and his crew, returning with guns and ammunition. During the firefight, Trophy emerges from hiding to help free the trapped Rig and joins the crew. After driving the War Rig overnight through swampland and desert, the crew comes across a mysterious woman: Kylie. Katniss approaches her and states her history and clan affiliation. Kylie summons her clan, the Popheads, who recognize Katniss as one of their own who was kidnapped as a child. Katniss is devastated to learn that the swampland they passed was indeed the Green Place, now uninhabitable. The group then plans to ride across immense salt flats in the hope of finding a new home. After seeing visions of a child he failed to save, Steel convinces them to return to the undefended Citadel, which has ample water and crops, and to trap OMJ and his army in the bikers' canyon. The group heads back towards the Citadel and engage OMJ's forces, with many of the Popheads and OMJ's forces killed, and Katniss gravely wounded. OMJ positions his car in front of the War Rig to slow it, while Steel fights OMJ's large adult son, WhoBob. OMJ captures one of his wives, who manages to distract him long enough for Katniss to kill him. Trophy sacrifices himself by wrecking the Rig, killing WhoBob and blocking the canyon, allowing the group to escape in OMJ's car. Steel transfuses his blood to Katniss, saving her life. Back at the Citadel, OMJ's subjects rejoice when Katniss shows them his dead body. Katniss, the wives, and the Popheads are cheered by the crowd. Steel and Katniss both share a glance of gratitude before he leaves.
  8. Hey Dhar Mann Fam! Always remember: Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. The country is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi).

  9. 135. Wreck-It Wumbo Film: Wreck-It Ralph Whenever the SBC Arcade closes and the owner (JCM in a cameo) leaves, the various video game characters leave their in-game roles and socialize via a power strip. At a support group, Wreck-it Wumbo, the villain of Mix-it Mythix, Jr., expresses frustration with his assigned role, as he is mistreated by his game's NPCs while Mythix is celebrated. When Wumbo is excluded from the game's thirtieth-anniversary party, he determines to win a medal and earn some respect. Overhearing that players in the first-person shooter Discorder’s Duty can earn medals, Wumbo sneaks in and steals one while the game's characters are fighting Ping-Bugs, an insectoid enemy. Wumbo accidentally launches himself in an escape shuttle with a Ping-Bug inside and crash-lands in the social media-themed kart racing game Social Rush. With Wumbo gone, his game is labeled out of order. Mythix leaves the game to find Wumbo, allying with Sergeant Krystal, the heroine of Discorder's Duty, as she tracks the Ping-Bug, which may become a virus. In Social Rush, SOF steals Wumbo's medal and uses it to buy her way into the nightly race that determines which characters are playable the next day. King Leto forbids her to race, as she has a glitch that causes her to move and teleport erratically. Other racers destroy her kart until Wumbo intervenes. SOF promises to get the medal back if Wumbo helps her win; he reluctantly helps her build a new kart and teaches her to drive inside Twitter Mountain. Krystal and Mythix arrive in Social Rush, and Mythix explains that long ago, the titular hero of Morbin’ Time became jealous of the new racing game RoadRunners, and tried to sabotage it, causing both games to be unplugged. Mythix fears Wumbo might be "going Morbin", too. Krystal and Mythix fall into Insta-sand and work together to escape. Meanwhile, King Leto hacks into Social Rush's source code and retrieves the medal, giving it back to Wumbo. He warns that, if SOF becomes a playable character, her glitching might cause someone to unplug the game as 'broken'. Wumbo decides he cannot allow SOF to race and destroys her kart. She breaks down in tears and runs away, labeling Wumbo a true "bad guy.” Mythix is captured at the palace by King Leto's assistant, BenPaz, while Krystal wanders the game alone, discovering the Ping-Bug has multiplied exponentially. Heartbroken and remorseful, Wumbo returns to Mix-it Mythix, Jr. and finds it abandoned. He angrily throws his medal, then notices that the Social Rush cabinet displays SOF as a playable character. Returning to Social Rush, Wumbo interrogates Ben, who admits that King Leto disconnected SOF's code and locked away the memories of the Social Rush characters so that no one knows her actual role. He explains that if SOF completes a race, all of King Leto's changes will be deleted and the game restored to normal. Wumbo frees Mythix from King Leto's prison, fixes the kart, and reconciles with SOF, who enters the race. The Ping-Bugs emerge and start destroying the game; Krystal, Mythix, and Wumbo help evacuate the characters. Unaware of this development, King Leto attempts to ram SOF off the track, causing her to glitch. She reveals King Leto to be Morbius, who took over Social Rush when his game was unplugged. SOF flees as Morbius is eaten by a Ping-Bug, which fuses with him into an insectoid monster. Everyone but SOF evacuates, as glitches cannot leave their games. Remembering from Discorder's Duty that a beacon will draw and destroy the Ping-Bugs, Wumbo battles Morbius and collapses the roof of Twitter Mountain, creating an eruption which destroys Morbius and the Ping-Bugs. SOF rescues Wumbo and crosses the finish line. The game resets, revealing her as the true ruler of Social Rush, though she keeps her glitching ability, considering it an advantage. Wumbo returns to his game, content with his role as "villain" and respected by his fellow characters. He watches as SOF become Social Rush's favorite character.
  10. Congratulations to @4EverGreen, who is crowned this year's and last Festival King! He put forth a lot of work with his writing and it paid off, that word count is nothing to scoff at. (which is the highest word count anyone has achieved from the three times we've done this) Wear that crown proud, true believer. Thanks to anyone who contributed to this festival, and a special thank you to everyone who's written works on SBC over the years.
  11. Congrats to @JCM who wins the final One-Shot glory by default! (and thanks for the submission) Here is a special award you can put in your signature or profile:
  12. 134. Guardians of the Community Vol. 2 Film: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 A few months after the first film, 70s, Katie, Hawk, Rebel, and Baby G4ryoot are renowned as the Guardians of the Community. Negi, leader of the Spongie race, has the Guardians protect valuable batteries from Dragiiin, an inter-dimensional monster, in exchange for Katie's estranged sister Cha, who was caught attempting to steal the batteries. After Rebel steals the batteries for himself, the Spongie attacks the Guardians' ship with a fleet of drones. A mysterious figure destroys the drones, and the Guardians crash-land on a nearby planet. There, this figure reveals himself as 70s's father, Danny DeVito, and invites 70s, Katie, and Hawk to his home planet. Rebel and G4ryoot remain behind to repair the ship and guard Cha. Meanwhile, Negi hires Jjs and his crew (one of which is JCM in a cameo), who have been exiled from the great Manager community for drug trafficking, to recapture the Guardians. They capture Rebel, but when Jjs hesitates to turn over 70s, whom he raised, his assistant Patty questions his objectivity, and his lieutenant Tvguy leads a mutiny with help from Cha. Tvguy imprisons Rebel and Jjs aboard the latter's ship and executes his loyalists by releasing them into the vacuum of space. Cha leaves to find and kill Katie, whom she blames for the torture inflicted on her by their father, Thanos. While imprisoned, Rebel and Jjs bond. G4ryoot and Patty, the latter having never intended to start the mutiny, free Rebel and Jjs, and they use Jjs's arrow to destroy the ship and its crew as they escape, but Tvguy warns the Spongie before dying. Danny DeVito, a god-like Celestial that manipulated the matter around its consciousness to form his "home" planet, explains that he projected a humanoid guise to travel the universe and discover a purpose, eventually falling in love with a woman who'd eventually give birth to 70s. Danny hired Jjs to collect the young 70s after Sara's death, but the boy was never delivered, and Danny has been searching for him ever since. He teaches 70s to manipulate the Celestial power. Cha arrives at Danny's planet and tries to kill Katie, but the pair reach an uneasy alliance when they discover a cavern filled with skeletal remains. Danny reveals to 70s that in his travels, he planted seedlings on thousands of worlds that can terraform into new extensions of himself, but only the power of two Celestials can activate them. To that end, he impregnated countless women and hired Jjs to collect the children, but killed them all when they failed to access the Celestial power. At first under Danny's influence, 70s fights back when Danny reveals that he gave Sara the tumor that killed her due to the distraction she posed, forcing Danny to parasitically draw 70s's energy to activate the seedlings, which begin to consume every world. Omni, Danny's naïve empath servant, grows close to Hawk and warns him of Danny's plan. Katie and Cha also learn of the plan as Rebel, Jjs, G4ryoot, and Patty arrive. The reunited Guardians travel to Danny's brain at the planet's core, during which Jjs reveals that he kept 70s to spare him from the fate of Danny's other progeny. As they come under attack from the Sovereign's drones, Rebel makes a bomb using the stolen batteries, which G4ryoot plants on the brain. 70s fights Danny with his newfound Celestial powers to distract him long enough for the other Guardians and Omni to escape. The bomb explodes, killing Danny and disintegrating the planet. 70s loses his Celestial powers soon after Danny's death. Jjs sacrifices himself to save 70s and dies in the vacuum of space. Having reconciled with Katie, Cha still chooses to leave and resume her quest to kill Thanos by herself. The Guardians hold a funeral for Jjs, which Patty and dozens of Manager ships attend, acknowledging Jjs's sacrifice and accepting him as a Manager again. During the funeral, Katie admits her feelings for 70s, and they become a couple.
  13. June 18th: 7:00pm EDT: SpongeBob Pictionary (Final Festival Event) Whoever wins receives 2,000 doubloons, 400 Tickets, 300 experience points and the badge. Edit: Congrats to Carotte who won.
  14. Per @sbl's suggestion, here's our 40th SWYAD theme for fun: Countries! Change your username and avatar to something related to a country of choice (can also be a country that doesn't exist anymore). Your name doesn't have to be the exact country name either, you can get creative. This will last from June 24th to July 1st. On the last night we hold a turntable party to close out the SWYAD. You have until June 24th to sign up through here or Discord. If you miss the deadline to sign up, that's okay, as anyone can join in late. Participants: WhoBob --> Ottoman Empire Jjs --> Switzerland Winter --> North Korea Fred --> Vladimir Poutine sbl --> Canada SpongeKid --> That American SpongeKid OWM --> Chad JCM --> Egypt Rusty --> Estonia Carotte --> Turkmenistan 4Ever --> Australia Steel --> We Forgive You Germany Fa --> Japanese Mangaka
  15. June 17th: 7:00pm EDT: [4th] Cards Against Humanity 8:00pm EDT: [2nd] Turntable Party Whoever wins CAH will receive 1,000 doubloons, 300 experience points and 400 SOF Tickets. Whoever attends turntable will receive 25 Tickets and more will be raffled off. Edit: Congrats to dman who won CAH and Fa who won the turntable raffle.
  16. Chapter Ten: Slave Sometime in the future, a field of many blooming flowers is shown. Pan in to one special, strange blue flower that feels almost out of place. Storm clouds form overhead, as rain drops down onto the area, the flowers bathing in joy. The rain continues pouring down, as droplets pound against an odd piece of glass right next to the strange flower. In the present, the remaining three assassins patrol the outside of the base, wondering what’s happening inside. “This place would honestly be nice to live in. Isolated from civilization where nobody can hear the screams.” An assassin said delightfully. The Tidal Nova team then bursts out and begins slaying the assassins. Daisy disarms one and then stabs them through the chest. One of the assassins near the forests fires their gun, shattering window glass, as Kara takes cover. A bullet strikes her torso, but the bulletproof armor protected her. Clay returns fire, striking them through the head. Vexacus shoots at the last assassin, striking them in the leg. They try to flee into the forests, but Sarge points his sniper through a broken window and fires, taking out the last assassin. Kara goes over to the team’s plane and removes the tracker on the belly, crushing it in her hand. She looks over at the mafia’s plane and scoffs, then spitefully shoots at it a few times. “You’d think the mafia can afford planes that don’t look like junk.” Kara said. Vexacus digs up the spot where they buried Jacques. He looks at Jacques’s dead body, realizing how out of hand their plan became. His carelessness with offing Tobias came back to haunt him and call Jacques to investigate. Divine retribution ad its ways with cause and effect. Jacques became too obsessed with trying to apprehend Tobias much in the same way Vexacus had become too obsessed with his revolution plan. Irving’s words then echoed into his mind: “When you live the life of a criminal, there is no happy ending.” He realized that he would never truly be free if he kept living on the law’s edge. “I still can’t believe that “philosopher” lunatic offed an Interpol agent. This world, man.” Sarge said. “We can’t leave a corpse on our property. What are we going to do with him?” Daisy asked. “His body can’t be near here or it’d draw suspicion toward us.” Clay replied. “We can place his body somewhere else in Cymada that’s far enough away from here. We’ll make sure his family and friends get closure and know the truth.” Vexacus replied, wanting to make things right. “Add Hopper’s too, we can make it look like a shootout. It wouldn’t be inaccurate anyway.” Kara added. “Good idea. First let’s clean all evidence inside.” Vexacus replied. The team heads back inside the base, seeing June standing over Hopper’s body and the dropped axe. She is still paralyzed and in shock at what she did. She never expected to kill anyone, and certainly didn’t expect it to happen in the way that it did. “Are you alright?” Vexacus asked June, consoling her. “…Yeah, I’m alright. Sorry about that, but my reflexes kicked in. You were in danger and I saw a perfect opportunity to strike.” June explained. “No need to apologize, thank you. It’s me who should apologize for putting you in danger, it’s the last thing I ever wanted.” Vexacus replied. “It’s not your fault. You had no way of knowing that psycho would track me down to reach you. But I still just killed a man, so obviously that wouldn’t be good for my law career if anyone found out. I spent a lot of time using the Guild to clear my own past, and I don’t want this undoing that work.” June said very worried, and hinting at a criminal past before she became a bounty hunter. “Do not worry, we will ensure this is never traced back to you. You will return to you normal life and never worry about dipping back into the criminal world again. You have the chance to start over and live your life the way you want, one we are not so fortunate to have.” Vexacus promised to her, as June feels pity for him given everything they talked about in their last conversation in Posidonia. “We have a plan to get rid of the body and make it completely unconnected to you. But in case there’s any details we miss again, which we will take extreme care not to, there’s a really good lawyer I know who can bail you out.” Clay explained, handing June his card. “Thank you. I’m a complete stranger to you four but the fact you’d help me out means a lot.” June replied, looking at Clay, Kara, Daisy and Sarge. “You’re a friend of Vex, so that means you’re a friend of ours.” Daisy replied. “He told us you used to be a pretty good hunter, what made you stop?” Sarge asked curiously. “I realized the life wasn’t for me, particularly because of near death situations such as this. I wanted to turn around and do something special with my life. What I’ve always wanted most was to help people in need, and pursuing a lawyer path appealed to me.” June replied, a sentiment Vexacus can relate to. “Fair enough. I’ve felt the same way at times, but I do my best to keep fighting.” Kara replied. “I wish you the best of luck, Ms. June. We’ll take you home after we clean up this mess.” Sarge said, looking at the blood stains on the floor and massacre in the kitchen. “I promise my lips are sealed. Nobody will hear a word of this.” June replied, feeling morally weird about this, but knew it was best to not put them in anymore trouble. Clay puts on latex gloves and begins moving the dead assassins in the kitchen. Vexacus and Kara scrub the blood stains in the living room, while Clay, Daisy and Sarge clean the kitchen. As the team cleans up the base, a news report comes on the television. “This just in, Nalabar’s situation has worsened. The various rebel groups have been unable to reach a satisfying compromise on a new leader with the military. The country’s economy has also taken a major hit and is unexpected to recover anytime soon. Despite seeming optimism after Pusher’s death, the country’s fate may actually look grimmer than before if a compromise is not reached soon.” The news reporter said. This information only further cements Vexacus’s decision that it’s time for this revolution to end. They were in over their heads trying to take out a dictator. It’s too late to change the past now, but he still wants to make amends for everything he’s done. June is off to the side watching him clean the room. She can tell the team had to do with Pashir’s death due to Vexacus’s regretful expression. Part of her had wanted to know what they had gotten into to warrant all of this chaos, but the other part of her mind was at ease not wanting to know further details. Kara looks at the shattered windows, deciding they can be fixed another time. She picks up all of the glass shards, placing them into the trash. The kitchen and living room are eventually completely cleaned, eliminating any problematic evidence. Hopper and Jacques’s bodies are carefully put into the plane’s cargo hold. The team rolls the seven assassin’s bodies into tarps, similar to what Vexacus and Broodwing did to Ziggy. The hunters carry the seven bodies one by one down to a nearby lake in the forest. After all seven are brought there, the bodies are dumped into the lake, as they float down the stream. The axe is also tossed in there by Vexacus for good measure. The five bounty hunters look at their reflections in the crashing water. They reflect back on what lead them to everything today. Without saying it out loud, their expressions display the same sentiment Vexacus is thinking: their plan went off the rails. “I’d say our tracks are covered well this time. Hopefully, but if not, we know who to call.” Sarge replied, referring to the lawyer Clay directed June to. “I am sorry about Sneed.” Vexacus said to Clay. “Like June said, there was no way you’d anticipate that level of dedication to hunting us. He was in the game.” Clay replied, accepting it. “That Hopper guy was…quite an interesting character. I would’ve liked to deliver that final blow though.” Daisy said. “I can’t stand people who think they’re deeper than they actually are. From what I could make out, it sounded like mostly nonsense he was spewing.” Kara said. “Most of it was nonsense, yes, but there is something he said that stuck with me. He made me realize something that I know we’ve all been thinking. It’s time this revolution came to an end. We made good progress for what it was worth, but it’s not worth the stress it’s brought upon us. This was never truly about wiping out empowering bounty hunters or wiping out all crime families, which was never a feasible goal. Nobody cares that much about bounty hunting. It was a foolish fantasy I only suggested to fuel my own pride. We weren’t supposed to attract the attention of Interpol, but we did, and now one of their agents is dead because of me. The Soprano Mafia is also actively hunting for us now and they won’t stop until we’re ten feet under. I’ve put you all in danger with my idiotic goals. We cannot live in hiding forever. I said that if you wanted out of this, you could tell me at any moment. Now is the time to do so, if you feel that way.” Vexacus decreed, accepting responsibility. “I warned you in the beginning this would have a lot against our favors, and those odds finally caught up to this. As the agent said, someone would’ve eventually found out the more people we got on our side. You made the right choice to stop now that our vulnerabilities are exposed.” Clay replied. “I can’t say I disagree. I’ve been feeling we were in over our heads with this. One team was never going to change everything about the underworld and Guild. It was nice killing some top dogs and all, but trying to take down crime lords with more violence a bit contradictory to this revolution’s goals now that I think about it.” Sarge replied, which Vexacus also thinks about. “While I’m annoyed our work so far will go to waste, I agree it’s for the best to pull the plug before this gets worse.” Kara agreed. “If that's what you want, then I understand. However, we’ve still ignited a spark for others to follow. If other teams want to change bounty hunting, they can push for a better future. Many team we’ve connected to sympathize with our cause. People out there do care, so everything we did wasn’t all for nothing.” Daisy noted. “I am happy it appealed to a few hunters. But I am not the one to see the goal through. I do hope for a better future for bounty hunters, however my time has come to an end with this profession.” Vexacus revealed, confusing the team. “…You’re leaving us?” Kara asked, surprised. “In a manner of speaking. I want to turn myself into the Soprano Mafia and face what I’ve done. I’ll clear your and June’s names of any involvement in the plot.” Vexacus explained, deciding to finally face the consequences of his actions. “You don’t have to do that for us. We were all in it together, we’ll take him down with you.” Daisy pleaded. “No, it was my idea and my responsibility. If it’s not the mafia, another group won’t rest until you’re wiped out. I’ve killed enough people for nothing, it’s too late for me. I’m tired of this criminal lifestyle in general, I know to listen when time speaks. However, you can still take control of your own destinies and live better lives than I. I’ll come up with a convincing story, but however it goes, I will not mention any of you. You’ll be safe. That is all I care about more than anything.” Vexacus deeply replied, truly wanting to protect them and June. The team wants to argue it, but know he’s right. They take a few moments, looking at their reflections in the lake once more. “I’ll miss you, despite our disagreements. If you’re going through with this though, let us help you plan it one last time so it’s solid and has no holes.” Clay replied. “I will, but before we commence that, first we should take care of loose ends.” Vexacus replied, referring to June, Hopper and Jacques. They head back to the base, seeing June walking around inside. “Alright, it’s time for us to take you back home. You can hitch a ride in my plane which will be a better experience than the other one.” Kara said to June. “That’d be great.” June replied. “Before we take you home, we’re going to take a brief detour to take care of loose ends.” Vexacus explained to June. He decides to come along with Kara so he can help clean up the mess he caused. Sarge, Daisy and Clay stay behind to look for any spots they missed. The plane flies off toward another part of Cymada, as June sits silently, not speaking. The plane lands in a field off a beaten road. A forest is beside it. Kara and Vexacus, while wearing gloves, take Jacques and Hopper’s body out of the cargo hold. They place them in the forest at specific angles on the ground to make it look like a shootout. Vexacus looks on at Jacques’s body one last time, horrified that he brought this upon him, but knowing Interpol would at least get closure knowing how he died. Kara gives a solemn look to Vexacus, knowing her remaining time with him will be short. They get back into the plane, which flies to New Kelp. It lands, and June is ready to board off of the plane. “I guess this is it. Best of luck on your future endeavors, whatever those may entail. Goodbye, Vex.” June said to Vexacus. “Farewell to you as well. I wish you the best, I know you have a better future in store than me. Make me proud.” Vexacus replied, knowing he’d never see her again after today. The two wave farewell to each other, as she boards off of the plane and walks away. June looks on as the plane flies away, presumably the last time she’ll ever see Vexacus. She walks down the street, heading back to her apartment. Kara and Vexacus head back inside the Tidal Nova base. Vexacus grabs Irving’s black book off of the table, realizing how close they were to losing it. “I need time alone.” Vexacus requested, as the team understands. Vexacus goes into his room one last time, looking around. He contemplates to himself for a few moments. He knows what he has to do, as painful it will be. For once, he needed to put his allies’s interests above his. He holds up the contact book, taking one last look at it as he flips through the pages. He then begins tearing it apart piece by piece. He didn’t want to risk these contacts falling into the wrong hands and it’s symbolic of him leaving the criminal life. He leaves behind all weapons he had on hand, placing them in his container. He then notices his old invisibility bracelet buried in there, a memory of Karmania he wished would stay gone. However, the reminder gave him an idea on his plan. In order to clear his allies’s names, he’d need a plausible fall guy, and now he has one. He heads back to the living room. “I have a plan after much thought. It may sound unorthodox, but please trust me.” Vexacus replied, as they are curious to learn. He carefully explains his plan to them. The team’s responses are a mix of astonishment, caution and despair at what he plans to do. There is a heated discussion, but in the end, Vexacus convinces them this is what he needs to do to save them. “…Are you 100% sure on this? There’s no going back once it starts.” Kara asked to be sure. “I am.” Vexacus replied boldly. “I respect your decision. Be sure to rehearse your story a few times, it’s gotta be convincing to them.” Clay suggested. “Before we execute this plan, want to have one last lunch together? Don’t want to dive in on an empty stomach.” Sarge offered. “Of course. I know just the place.” Vexacus replied. They’re seen inside the same nearby diner they went to after the train heist. They are delightfully eating lunch in a booth, but there is an uncomfortable feeling knowing it’s the last time they’ll be happy together. Vexacus looks around at the normal civilians in there, unconnected to the criminal world. They are outliers in this place. Vexacus looks at the team and raises his glass. “A toast to Tidal Nova. These past few years with you were some of the best years of my life. This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but it’s the only path I see where you are safe. Thank you all for finally giving me a family.” Vexacus stated bittersweetly. “It’s been real. You were the perfect fifth member, nobody will ever replace ya.” Sarge said. “I’ll miss you.” Daisy said tearfully. “You were unlike any bounty hunter I’ve ever seen.” Clay said, earning his respect. “When we’re flying through the skies, we’ll always think of you.” Kara said. They finish eating, then head back to the base to enact their plan. Vexacus takes in the setting for the last time, knowing he’ll never set foot here again. “If there’s anything else you need, now’s the time to get it.” Sarge said. Vexacus looks into the trash, seeing a glass shard from a shattered window that Kara picked up earlier. He takes it, knowing it will be useful in what he plans to do since he can’t use his weapons. “Alright, here we go. You have your story rehearsed, yes?” Clay asked Vexacus. “Yes.” Vexacus replied confidently. “Now I’m gonna rough you up a bit. Nothing personal, but gotta make it look real.” Clay said. “Indeed.” Vexacus replied, accepting it. A few moments later, Vexacus is shown with a bruised face. Clay took no joy in doing it, but they had to make it as convincing as possible. Vexacus is then escorted out of the building, with tape over his mouth and his arms cuffed. The other four team members are wearing their night vision disguises, hoping they look close enough to the assassins. They take Vexacus inside the mafia plane. Kara is still repulsed by the state of the plane. Daisy sees an assassin’s phone left behind on a seat. She grabs it and dials Tony. Tony is seen relaxing in a pool in his Itolis home. He hears his phone ring and answers. “Boss, we’re pleased to announce the mission was mostly a success. It was very difficult, but the job is done. We found their hideout and executed the team. We have the team’s leader as a prisoner. He’s surrendering and will tell you everything he knows, particularly who actually paid him to do all of this.” Daisy spoke, changing her voice. Tony is pleased and intrigued to hear this, but has a lingering question. “Where’s Hopper?” Tony asked. “Unfortunately, he did not make it. He put up a noble fight though.” Daisy replied. Tony is disappointed and wants to murder Vexacus, but calms himself. He won’t let that loss distract from the good news. “Alright, here’s what’s gonna go down: I’m going to send you coordinates, bring him to this location. I’ll take care of him from here.” Tony said, texting coordinates. The team looks at each other slightly nervous, knowing there’s no turning back from here. The plane flies off from Cymada, the forest trees shaking from the moving winds. After a tense flight, the plane eventually sees Itolis coming into view. They land the plane close to the designated meeting area, but not too close so the plane is out of sight. The location is a large, obscure valley field. Flowers are blooming everywhere. It’s in fact the same field from the opening. Vexacus is taken out of the plane by Clay and Daisy. Sarge walks off with his sniper and positions himself on a cliff, obscured from the meeting area. He is acting as backup in case something goes wrong with the plan. Clay and Daisy escort Vexacus forward through the field. They meet up with two grunts, who take Vexacus from there. Clay and Daisy then step back, but are still close enough to the meeting area. Vexacus is brought forward by the grunts. He looks ahead, seeing an old, decaying shack off to the left. He could tell this location was used by the mafia to discreetly torture people and bury bodies, despite the seemingly pleasant aura from the flowers. Tony is standing in the center, acting as the judge, jury and executioner. Two capos are by his side as well, giving death glares. Sarge has them in his sniper’s sights. The grunts force Vexacus down to the ground in front of Tony and the capos. Tony kneels down next to Vexacus and rips off the tape over his mouth. Vexacus looks in contempt. He holds the glass shard tightly in his hands, carefully ripping through the tape with it. “I’ll give you a crumb of respect where it’s due, pal. Insane plan, but brave. If ya hadn’t slipped, I dare say you had a chance of pulling it off. Today you are going to die. But…I consider myself a fair boss. I’m willing to give you a chance to go out doin’ something right for once. There are poetic deaths, and there are meaningless deaths. Tell me what I want to know, and I’ll make sure yours is a poetic one. Who put you up to this?” Tony asked. Vexacus sits there for a few moments, contemplating. The wind blows, as his hands behind bleed due to the shard. “One last chance: Who?” Tony asked again. No reply. Tony scoffs and is prepared to walk away, when Vexacus speaks. “It was Ramos Lannister, out of Posidonia. I’m sure you all know about his ties. He paid me to set up crime syndicates and bounty hunters against each other. And I did.” Vexacus revealed, bringing everything full circle and getting a final jab at Ramos in. “Bullshit, he disappeared years ago.” Tony replied “Of course, where do you think he went? Underground. After his pal Broodwing died, he wanted to topple the criminal underworld, so he invented an imaginary “revolution” to turn hunters against everyone. He paid me handsomely to infiltrate Tidal Nova, gain their trust, and use them to take out the competition. They had no idea about my true intentions. If you don’t believe me, dig hard enough and you’ll find records of me on the Federation’s payroll.” Vexacus revealed, trying to sell this as much as possible and clearing his friends. Tony and the capos think about it, realizing the story actually does make sense to an outsider. Vexacus thought it was the perfect cover since a missing guy can’t contradict you. “Was anyone else involved?” Tony asked, wondering how deep this goes. “What a joke. Ramos has been paying me for years, years, but you know what? I would’ve done it for free, because I hate every single last one of you psychopathic sacks of shit. I burned down the Shadow Wind Clan. I humiliated the Petiot Gang and Brothers of Anarchy. I let assassins into Pashir’s home, and I’m glad what they did to him. He’s a soulless pig. I would do it again, too. And you know what else, Tony? I killed Hopper. He deserved everything he got. So when you’re counting your stacks of dirty money, knowing you’re stuck with all of these incompetent fools, you think of me, asshole.” Vexacus boldly claimed, clearing June. The henchmen look on disgusted and shocked. Tony is furious, wanting revenge. He gives a signal for his crew to kill Vexacus right there. Vexacus then strikes, shanking Tony in the leg and stomach with the glass shard. He grabs Tony, holding him hostage. He steals his gun from his belt, pointing it at his head. The henchmen draw their guns at the same time, but are unable to shoot as they can’t risk hurting Tony. Sarge and the team look on at this from the distance. Kara, Daisy and Clay get closer. Vexacus holds the gun against Tony’s head, as the henchmen look on, nervous. He had the stage. He finally had control of his own destiny for once. He can finally do what he’s been unable to his whole life, have a choice. He then aims the gun at his own head and pulls the trigger, shocking the henchmen. Vexacus’s lifeless body collapses to the ground. He was a slave no more. Sarge looks on through his scope, wincing, but knowing it’s what Vexacus wanted. Tony regains his composure, wiping off blood from his suit. Tony and the henchmen unload bullets into his corpse for revenge. After the rage subsides, Tony realizes something isn’t right. He wonders how Hopper’s team allowed Vexacus to sneak a weapon past them. He then looks on, wondering where the assassins even are on that note. His pride blinded him from seeing the truth. Sarge can tell the story is falling apart. “Now.” Sarge said to the others through the communicator. Sarge then fires, his bullet piercing through Tony’s head. The four henchmen look on in shock, realizing they wasted ammo and had been played. Kara flies in on her jet-pack and shoots at a capo. Clay shoots at the two grunts, while Daisy throws a dagger right at the last capo’s head, finishing them. Daisy then makes a call to one of Tony’s capos. “We have an emergency! The leader responsible for the “revolution” has been terminated, but…he took out the boss in the crossfire.” Daisy lied. She ends the call and snaps the phone in half. Their involvement in this would never be known, and saw this as their final act in the revolution. The four look on at Vexacus’s body, saluting their fallen ally. They respected him for going out on his own terms. They quickly head back to the plane before other mafia members arrive. A montage occurs. The team pays off a Cymada junkyard owner to dismantle the mafia plane, leaving no traces. June eventually passes the bar exam, becoming an official lawyer. She helps out people in need, just as she wanted. Interpol eventually finds Jacques's body, upsetting Dominique. The Soprano Mafia slowly loses its power over time without Tony and Interpol cracking down on them after they learn of Hopper killing Jacques. Clay hears back from his Guild contact, who says the Guild wishes to discuss reforming bounty hunting with every team they’ve contacted. The leaders hold a large meeting, hearing their concerns and wanting the wayward teams to unite together with them. The team is happy that Vexacus’s idea did eventually influence something, even if he wasn’t alive to see it. There was hope for a better future in bounty hunting after all. The team continued bounty hunting under this new, legal coalition, and it felt more satisfying than working for criminals. The team eventually returns to the Itolis flower field. They plant the blue flower over Vexacus’s resting place as a final memento to honor him. Their plane flies away into the sky, off on their next adventure. The End Notes/Trivia: -Deaths:
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