What does Ai Spai’s Eye Spy?
Posted by Ai Spai on November 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Yeeeeeesh, an awful lot has been going down lately, huh?! The Sellbots have refused to let up with their v2.0 Mega-Invasions until now, and gaggles of giggling Toons have been fighting them off, taking their headquarters by storm. Of course, that stampede of Toons helping sniff out clues came with a little guidance -- guidance provided by yours truly. Hello, future recruits! Your friend “A.S.” has ARRIVED!~
Let's lay it down: If you're just interested in the most important bits, check out the Joining Forces comic! If you want a detailed explanation of every little step that Toons took to find out all this info, some Toons from the community went above and beyond. Shoutouts to those Sleuths!
Everything began just ten days ago with a breaking news story from Daisy Nusecaster: the Cogs called for... a Toon Truce?! I didn’t believe it myself. The Toon Resistance brought in a “Proposed Truce” from a Glad Hander that seemed a little too eager to give a “helping hand,” but the whole thing was encrypted! There was no way we would get this thing decrypted without a little helping hand from all of you… so how could we clue you all in without the Cogs catching on?
We didn’t have much time to work with, so off I went looking through our archives. With a bit of ingenuity, I set up a puzzle for you using an old supply list and some ancient recruitment tapes! Sure, the whole “Where is the Toon Resistance?” line was a little outdated -- the Resistance isn’t much of a secret anymore. But it worked!
At the time, Lord Lowden Clear had advised me to go ahead and send out the tapes to all Toons without any puzzle… but where’s the fun in that? Besides, it let me single out who in town is a stealthy sleuth. Your skills will be needed in the future, you know.
The next day, the Sellbots began a v2.0 Sellbot Mega-Invasion in retaliation for our successful decryption efforts -- and our refusal to sign their tacky treaty. Knowing we could not wait any longer, Lord Lowden Clear himself brought this training tape to the Toontown Blog himself. “Just like Ripley, you can follow these steps to become a Resistance Recruit in no time!” Love it. Never gets old.
Hey, hey! Did you notice my handiwork here too? Sure, they may have said that my methods were “really not necessary” and “way over the top,” but did I securely contact you Toons or what? Sure, I fudged the numbers a bit when tapping into the Toon HQ radars, but the solution sure was delicious! Asking for Ripley’s help on the Toontown Blog was just the icing on the cake.
With all those Cog Mega-Invasions happening out in the streets, it’s a miracle that the Loony Labs folks pulled off their magic with the Silly Meter. Kick it into overdrive? Genius! Little did I know that it would help all of you solve my little puzzle as well. But yes, if you solved my puzzles, you now know of what the Resistance has been up to as of late -- and not so late.
Samantha Spade… that clever duck! She’s using my strategy! Offloading the things that I can’t quite figure out to the Toons of Toontown has been my M.O. these past few days, but she went and did it herself. “Ai” did hear that you did an excellent job finding the secrets in that radio recording of hers, by the by. Truth be told, I was working on that puzzle right alongside you. You wouldn’t believe the look on my face when I saw that you had finished it right before me! Come on, wait five minutes!
Speaking of wait five, I hear that you all got chatty with a certain Cold Caller. Fred, was it? I really do feel for that Cog, and that’s saying a lot. Unlike Fred, I LOVE my job! When I heard that your new “friend” was the key to uncovering what they were up to, well, consider my feathers ruffled -- and I’m not even a duck!
The Toon Council meeting after your discoveries were quite tense from what I hear. It’s hilarious how Spade took credit for your work, though. The job of a puzzle solver can be a thankless one sometimes...
At this point, the Resistance went into full on offensive mode with the Cogs. Resistance Ranger Ripley led the charge, and we set up shop deep below Sellbot Headquarters. That’s actually where I am right now -- if you can believe it!
Holy smokes, Sellbot Field Offices are coming! We are not prepared at all! That’s not true, hahaha. After all, us Resistance Rangers have been training for years for something like this. Still, today’s final puzzle was again NOT one of my own making, so it sounds like I’ve got some competition.
In a recent investigation sleuthing through Sellbot Towers, my fellow Rangers uncovered some Cog blueprints and delivered them to Doctor Surlee for analysis. The results were... kind of more than he was expecting? Apparently, the Field Offices he remembers were WAY less of a threat.
After working together to decrypt the memo, we uncovered something never-before-seen -- a phone line! 1-830-COGS-INC! Those Cogs are always hanging up on our calls, but we never thought to try an automated help line! What we found though was downright HORRIFYING… photos from the inside of these dreaded Field Offices.
With all of that said, we really don’t know what’s coming. Cog Field Offices are coming soon, and yeah, this seems scary. It’s fine to admit it, but I think we could all take a bit to relax. I suggest that you “TOON” in to tomorrow’s Toon News for the Amused report -- I don’t know about you, but I’m relieved to finally have some normalcy around here. Don’t worry, because we’ll be keeping an eye on any other “funny business” in the meantime. See you soon!
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Toon in tomorrow, eh?
Better start getting ready Toons, get your organic gags ready, stock up on Boss rewards, and gather up Laff Points. Pretty Soon we enter, end game.
I dont know if we should relax! If we take our minds off the sellbots for one moment they could launch a surprise attack!
A phone line? Interesting, very very interesting.
Is this it? Is it finally going to happen? I'm shaking.
I have been waiting for those Field Offices ever since they were announced a long time ago. Time to ready my gags. Toons of the world unite!
Love this and I am so excited to see all of this actually happen. It's a long time coming!!
I'm looking forward to seeing the news.
Tomorrow? Anyone got a feeling something BIG will happen tomorrow?
Tomorrow is a BIG day for us.....
Normalcy? Bah, no such thing!! And, funny business is the best kind of business!! Though, I don't want any kind of funny business made by Cogs...
FIELD OFFICE HYPE
OOOOOOOO how exciting! I can’t WAIT for field offices
I'm glad we finally got this mystery solved. I dialed the help line myself, and boy do my ears need a break. Who knew pictures could be so loud? Looking forward to showing those Cogs what it means to have fun! P.S. a lot of Toons showed a strange infatuation with that 'Fred' character... I won't be so easily fooled!
Them blasted offices are on the rise, this is only the beginning of the end... Surlee is right, the old ones were a joke.
Let's go gamers
All hail Fred, the most relatable Cold Caller in the world.
Wow, these past few days have sure been a heck of a ride! But pretty soon, those field offices are FINALLY gonna be realeased! I'm so excited! toons of the world unite!
Oh yeah. It's all coming together.
long ago, the toons and the cogs lived together in harmony, then everything changed when the cogs attacked. it's been seventeen years, and my brother and I discovered a new Toon Resistance Leader, a Pink Pig named Ripley, and although his team-building skills are great, he's got a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone.
Can’t believe they’re doing this let’s hope it’s good?
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
Today is a historic day in Toontown.
116 Laff, I'm ready for this!
Oh, and by the way, those telescope things where A.S?
I read the comic, and I have to say, it was really entertaining. The talk between Ripley and Flippy was quite inspiring. And I think that's something we should all remember, both online and in real life. With that being said, let's go guys! I am so ready for Field Offices!
I spy with my little eye a flying pie falling out of the sky to make those Cogs die and kiss their buildings goodbye!
Helping out with this ARG was a great time! Fantastic work putting it all together!