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Old 07-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Telltale's Competition!

Telltale are holding a competition where you could get a line of dialogue into a future chapter of Tales. They say it has to be a line accusing Guybrush of wronging them - so it will probably be spoken by an "extra" amongst people shouting stuff at Guybrush (probably during his "trial" or something).

You can share your entries here, and vote for each others. But remember to only vote if it's really funny, otherwise the unfunny ones will have as much chance of getting in as the hilarious ones. And after all, you don't have to tell people whether you voted or not... Having said that, VOTE FEALIKS!

Here's a link to the contest: http://www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland/contest
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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Awesome, made a Telltale account for this

Best I could think of at the moment:
"He stole my three-headed monkey!"
http://talesofmi.com/contest/entry/1758

Maybe a reference to one of the old games is the most fun.

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Awesome, made a Telltale account for this
You didn't make one for Tales?
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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You didn't make one for Tales?
That's what I was thinking, lol.

Also, I forgot to mention what mine was: "He couldn't live up to his promise of a better deal on my car insurance!"

Yes it is funny and original. You will vote for me.
http://www.telltalegames.com/monkeyi...est/entry/1680
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:49 AM   #5
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He used a walkthrough! That's cheating!
A simple, quick joke but somewhat meaningful at the same time. I mean, walkthroughs can spoil games and you can be pretty elitist about them. I thought it would be funny that one guy was accusing Guybrush of this and took it so personally.

The top 5 isn't looking that good at the moment so get to voting!


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Old 07-16-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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You didn't make one for Tales?
I haven't bought it yet. And I want to get a creditcard so I can buy it on steam.

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:04 AM   #7
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He used a walkthrough! That's cheating!
A simple, quick joke but somewhat meaningful at the same time. I mean, walkthroughs can spoil games and you can be pretty elitist about them. I thought it would be funny that one guy was accusing Guybrush of this and took it so personally.

The top 5 isn't looking that good at the moment so get to voting!
I like that one

Edit: Wait, "He tatooed a parrot on my face while I was grogged !" is in the lead at the minute. This can't win...
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:09 AM   #8
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I think the problem with this contest is that many who are voting have only played ToMI, instead of all five games. Thus will not considder the references to the old games funny.

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:19 AM   #9
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I bet the writers are going to regret this competition
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:21 AM   #10
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I like that one
Thanks!

I really think the humor should be a bit more "stand-alone", you know? References are fun, but that's really all they are in the end. It's great if you can write a reference to an older game that's also funny as a stand alone piece of dialogue but all these "He stole my monocle! I'm Wally *wink* *wink*!"-lines are a bit too much. There are plenty of those already posted.


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Old 07-16-2009, 05:23 AM   #11
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Yeah, I agree. It's like, "hey, you played the games too, congratulations"
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:25 AM   #12
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True, references can be easy fun, if you played the game the joke was referring to.
But references can also make people interested in these other games. Like the loom joke in MI1

Regardless, really good jokes, without making a reference is really hard to make.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:00 AM   #13
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Here's mine: He blew up the rubber tree that I planted together with my dear, departed grandfather! (A reference to CMI, of course.)

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:19 AM   #14
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Oooh, that's a good one, I hope everyone votes on that.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:27 PM   #15
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Cool!

There are plenty of genius entries!

This is mine:

http://talesofmi.com/contest/entry/2784

"He tricked me into marrying a giraffe and she was underage! Because Stefano is a name for a girl, isn't it?"
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:45 PM   #16
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Edit: Wait, "He tatooed a parrot on my face while I was grogged !" is in the lead at the minute. This can't win...
Ugh, that's so bad I reported it as being offensive.

It offends ME, anyway!


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Old 07-18-2009, 05:57 PM   #17
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I know what I said about references, but that's actually really good!

@Huz: Yeah, I might email Stemmle telling him I'll cut his eyelids off if he let's this one through (because, you know, I'm sure he's in charge of this competition).

Edit: Actually, there are some way worse ones, like "He claimed pirates were better than ninjas"... why would anyone say that in a pirate game?! That, and there are a lot of entries accusing Guybrush of sleeping with peoples wives. How characteristic of him...

Then again, these were probably written by people who've never played Monkey Island before, and at least they aren't in the lead!

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Old 07-18-2009, 06:34 PM   #18
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They're asking the wrong people. The newbies instead of the old school people who grew up with MI.

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:51 PM   #19
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Actually, there are some way worse ones
"what is a freemason doing in this game ho no holly grail again"

No kidding.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:58 PM   #20
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Well, I decided to give it a try and here's what I came up with:

He stole the pulley from my rubber chicken!

Vote if you like it.
http://talesofmi.com/contest/entry/2829

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Old 07-19-2009, 01:04 PM   #21
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I submitted: "He sunk my battleship!"

It was in first place for a while, but then got knocked down a few places . Telltale didn't really say how the line would be used, or who would say it, so I tried to come up with something that wasn't too referential to previous games.

Anyway, I like it because I think it's short and simple, but very appropriate!
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:17 PM   #22
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I submitted: "He sunk my battleship!"

It was in first place for a while, but then got knocked down a few places . Telltale didn't really say how the line would be used, or who would say it, so I tried to come up with something that wasn't too referential to previous games.

Anyway, I like it because I think it's short and simple, but very appropriate!
I haven't voted yet, but I saw yours and actually laughed. Welcome to the forums btw!


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Old 07-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #23
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I haven't voted yet, but I saw yours and actually laughed. Welcome to the forums btw!
Thanks! I made an account here ages ago, but when I saw this thread I thought I would finally make my first post!
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:41 PM   #24
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Davius, yours is one of the only ones I've voted for! Out of all the ones that's in the lead at the moment, it's the only funny one. I can't believe it's not still number one...
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:58 PM   #25
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Davius, yours is one of the only ones I've voted for! Out of all the ones that's in the lead at the moment, it's the only funny one. I can't believe it's not still number one...
Thanks for voting for it! I think Telltale are going to clean out the entries each week, so if it doesn't win I might try submitting it again next week... though I'm not sure what the rules on that would be, or if it would get the same number of votes a second time!
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:20 AM   #26
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Thanks to everyone who liked my line! Here's my entry for the second week: He stole my ventriloquism book and kept using it on everyone! (But he's actually an awesome guy.) Hey!

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Old 07-20-2009, 07:48 AM   #27
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Mine is "He kept on trying to use a skeleton arm with me!"

http://talesofmi.com/contest/entry/3101
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:10 AM   #28
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:26 AM   #29
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My second week entry:
His left hand smells funny, and I do midwifery for skunks as a job!
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Yeah, wasn't really into it this week. But I had to do something, the top 5 is worse than last week.


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Mine for this week:
"He stranded my manatee!"

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:50 AM   #32
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This competition is officially starting to get on my nerves. I hope Telltale has some kind of veto power over these. It would be sad if they were forced to add something really stupid to a Monkey Island game. We should make a massive effort to vote each other or something and try to sneak some truly good lines in... The winning line at the moment is a joke that mentions George Bush. Please, not in my Monkey Island...


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Old 07-21-2009, 11:36 AM   #33
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This competition is officially starting to get on my nerves. I hope Telltale has some kind of veto power over these. It would be sad if they were forced to add something really stupid to a Monkey Island game. We should make a massive effort to vote each other or something and try to sneak some truly good lines in... The winning line at the moment is a joke that mentions George Bush. Please, not in my Monkey Island...
It says this right underneath where you post your entry: "The more votes you get the better your chances of winning."

So your chances of winning might increase the more votes you get, but it's not a guarantee. I don't think Telltale will put a crappy line in their game just because it got the highest amount of votes.

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It says this right underneath where you post your entry: "The more votes you get the better your chances of winning."

So your chances of winning might increase the more votes you get, but it's not a guarantee. I don't think Telltale will put a crappy line in their game just because it got the highest amount of votes.
That means the rubber tree might still make it!
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:45 AM   #35
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Hopefully it's something like, more votes gets more attention but Telltale decides.

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That means the rubber tree might still make it!
I certainly hope it does!

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It says this right underneath where you post your entry: "The more votes you get the better your chances of winning."

So your chances of winning might increase the more votes you get, but it's not a guarantee. I don't think Telltale will put a crappy line in their game just because it got the highest amount of votes.
Great! The wording there really leaves room for interpretation. Didn't even stop to think about it but it's nice to see that Telltale at least seems to be playing it safe. A load off my mind.


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Great! The wording there really leaves room for interpretation. Didn't even stop to think about it but it's nice to see that Telltale at least seems to be playing it safe. A load off my mind.
Haha, yeah I would hope they would have a failsafe option to not have a quote about George Bush in a game about pirates.
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i personally like "Yargh he gave me regular when I asked for decaf."

As a former sbux barista i would love to hear this in a pirate voice.

http://talesofmi.com/contest/entry/3729
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i personally like "Yargh he gave me regular when I asked for decaf."

As a former sbux barista i would love to hear this in a pirate voice.

http://talesofmi.com/contest/entry/3729
Didn't they do a bunch of that kind of talk at Starbucaneers already?
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