Our usual gang of idiots appeared this past Wednesday with a surprise visit from their boss, Regina. Andrew flips his lucky quarter to see how things are going to turn out, and SURPRISE! they're not. Because, you know, this is the stupidest collection of interns on the planet. Kristin and Molly lie through their teeth that they gave out flyers, which they didn't (in front of cameras). Regina finally tears into them for their utter lack of responsibility, and then Mike digs himself deeper by trying to defend Molly. With their shockingly poor work ethic, these interns should have been fired after the first episode.
The interns are divided up into planning for the launch party. Paul, Sal, Dani, and Andrew go to the storage unit to do the heavy lifting work. Priority number one for the storage unit team is to find a surfboard. It turns out the storage unit is dedicated to everything Elvira, including the surfboard. It's the first real work the interns have done the entire show. Eventually the Mistress of the Dark herself appears and takes the team out to dinner. Paul just awkwardly geeks his way through the conversation and unintentionally insults Elvira over and over.
Meanwhile, Molly, Kristin and Mike handle the office work. Kristin picks up Regina's dry cleaning, Mike looks up prices for a red carpet, and Molly handles the cosplay list for the launch party. While they wait for that to happen, they hand out flyers. By walking down the street. Mike's good at this, Kristin and Molly (still) are not.
Saul and Dani manage to have the most awkward conversation possible but it culminates in a kiss. Finally.
Molly decides to "put on medieval clothing and have a sword fight outside." Here's her description of LARPing:
You are basically those big weirdoes that you make fun of in the park that go with big swords and hit each other.
So once again Fangasm manages to make a legitimately geeky hobby look incredibly stupid. Paul shares a little more nuanced opinion of it:
When I think of LARPing, I think of a bunch of people getting around in a circle and eating giant chicken wings and drinking wine and saying "I've got your arm!" and "Oh I'm dead!" and they lay down and pretend that they're dead and then get up and say "Oh you want to get a coffee?"
Andrew's version of LARPs:
I've LARPed but I never called it a LARP. Me and my friends used to hit each other with sticks and then said, "This hurts, let's go play video games."
Molly seems to not know the difference between boffer combat and LARPing in general:
LARPing is geek rugby because you get dressed up in weird costumes and then beat the s**t out of each other.
Molly sets up a variant of capture the flag with the rules as follows:
- One hit on the arm means you lose the arm, put it behind your back
- One hit on the leg means you can hobble, kneel, or post
- If you lose two limbs you die
- If get a torso shot you're dead unless you have extra armor
- The victor collects a person's flag, and whoever has five flags wins.
Mike gets aggressive and Paul eventually just body slams Paul (who had it coming).
For reasons that aren't entirely clear, they run off to the original Batcave. It all ends with Sal eulogizing the team in a very sweet way.
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