Kingman info thread

The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

March 8th, 2015, 7:13 am #1

Hey, everyone. Since Kingman is somewhat less iconic than the past few RL SOTF cities (Ithaca doesn't count because Barry Coleson didn't even have an exact location until Meg thought to give it one post-v1), I thought a thread to compile resources and information about the city could be a good idea, so that local details can be presented more authentically and people can get a better feel for the location when writing. Here people can post information they find on Kingman and Mohave County that they think might be useful for developing characters/helping pregame make use of the locale. Much like the general resources thread in RP Discussion, this is open for anyone to contribute to, so have at! First, I'd like to open with a cool post Maraoone made in the resource thread:
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wrote:http://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap ... .php?fl=04

Regarding demographics in Kingman. For those too lazy to click, here's the basic info.
Wikipedia only has the info for 2000, not 2010, so not really a reliable source.

Population: 28,068 (100%)
White: 24,711 (88.04%)
African-American: 289 (1.03%)
Asian: 469 (1.67%)
American Indian and Alaska Native: 476 (1.70%)
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 85 (0.30%)
Other: 1,178 (4.20%)
Two or more races: 860 (3.06%)

As for ethnicity:
Hispanic or Latino: 3,503 (12.48%)

I couldn't find anything on poverty in the 2010 census, so I got this from Wikipedia (2000 census):
The
median income for a household in the city was $34,086, and the median
income for a family was $41,327. Males had a median income of $32,036
versus $21,134 for females. The per capita income for the city was
$17,181. About 8.2% of families and 11.6% of the population were below
the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of
those age 65 or over.

Also, if you want to throw politics in the
mix, Mohave County (where Kingman is) leaned red most in the 2012
elections, with only 19,533 (27.77%) voting for Obama, while 49,168
(69.91%) voted for Romney, and 1,627 (2.19%) voting for others.
Obviously, on top of this, a good place to start would be the Wikipedia page and the Kingman category it's part of, which should at least be a nice primer on the basics, plus Wikipedia articles usually have helpful links as references cited by the page. On top of that some of the stuff I'd like to start us off with:

* All About Kingman is exactly what it says, home to a huge amount of directories on all sorts of useful Kingman info, be it holidays, guides, area businesses (like this industry guide, great for deciding what your character's family does for a living!) or whatever else. There's a bunch of useful info on the front page outside the links, too, and while there's a blocker set up to keep you from right-clicking, that can be beaten by clicking out of the dialog box, opening another one and then checking "prevent this page from creating additional dialogs". Just be careful with this site, because while there's loads of info here and most of it is just a dry presentation of links, there's still a fair amount of clear pro-Kingman bias in how it's presented.

* Go Kingman has some of the same "beware of bias" issues, but it's a really good stop for tourist info, local attractions, fun facts, etc. all in one easy to navigate site. Includes info on stuff like Kingman's indoor shooting range, a big bowling alley, local hiking trails, diners like this one and more. Kingman seems to be a really outdoorsy place in general, in terms of what there is to do for fun. One of the fun facts is that the mines around Kingman are one of the leading suppliers of turquoise!

* I recommend tooling around in Google Maps a little just to get a feel for the place, landmarks, what stuff looks like, what's around, stuff like that. Plus screwing around in street view is fun and you can look up how far away Kingman is from places. Las Vegas is really close, Los Angeles is a day trip distance-wise, Flagstaff and Phoenix are only a few hours away, all that good stuff.

* The Kingman Daily Miner and The Kingman Standard are the main newspapers for the area, so reading up on their websites couldn't hurt.

* Kingman is the seat of Mohave County, so the county website is a good stop.

* This site has a tonne of stuff to chew on, from overviews of crime rates and demographics to cost of living, climate, transport info, comments from people living there and real estate listings. There's some pretty nice places in Kingman, though by all the info I've been able to find there's a lot of real dumps there too, like the Butler area. A lot of listings are for lots of land where they plan to build houses for clients; that shouldn't be a problem for us, since y'know, artistic licence and all. Who's to say what's an empty lot IRL hasn't been developed in that version of Kingman? It also compares the info for Kingman with the rest of the US so you can see where things stand.

* These sites give more in-depth info on crime and stuff in the area. Looks like meth is still a big problem around there.

* Here is a site with useful info on the schools in the city, from elementary to high school. Kingman High School's actual site might help too, to get a feel for clubs offered and such. I mean, a lot of that will depend on how staff designs Cochise, but still.

* Forum threads like this one (don't be thrown by the name - it's an abbreviation of the actual thread title) can be useful too, since you get people living in Kingman talking about the place. This is a shorter but more recent discussion on the same site, and this one goes on for a while too.

* A note of trivia: One thing I find people consistently saying is it's apparently very windy in Kingman. 10-15 mph on average it seems, and pretty constant.

That seems like a good amount for now, but I'll likely continue to add to this later on, as well as bringing more links in future posts. That aside, feel free to have at it!
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
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wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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VysePresident
Mr. Danya
Joined: June 7th, 2012, 10:55 pm

March 8th, 2015, 7:16 am #2

I just want to say thanks for so much for taking the time to put this all together. This is pretty darn impressive.
Constructive criticism is always welcome! Feel free to send me a PM if you have any pointers or feedback you'd like to share!
Character #1: Boy #37 Ian Williams - Now with 55% less self-insert.
Designated Weapon: Polaroid Instant Camera With Film (Enough for 8 photographs)

Past - | 1 | 2 | (Current thread - Birds of a Feather)
Pregame - None
Island - | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | (Final Thread - Glass
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Character #2: Boy #66 Chase Rodriguez - Adopted from Pippin.
Designated Weapon: Silver Pill Box Containing Three Cyanide Capsules

Past - None
Pregame - | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | (Last seen in - Diversions)
Island - | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | (Final Thread - Drawing to an End)
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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

March 8th, 2015, 7:20 am #3

There's more to be found but a) it's three in the morning, and b) I felt it should be more of a "anyone can contribute" thread as opposed to digging up everything myself. Thanks, glad you like it!
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
[+] Spoiler
wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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Cannon Fodder
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Cannon Fodder
Joined: December 13th, 2014, 12:35 am

March 14th, 2015, 7:00 pm #4

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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

March 14th, 2015, 7:53 pm #5

Yeah, don't underestimate being able to get a ground-level look like in those pics, also why I recommended street view in the original post.

For Cochise athletes, the AIA website could be a helpful resource, since that's the governing body of school sports in Arizona. It has lots of info about specific sports, news, resources, etc. This site is also helpful, as it includes divisional listings, standings, previous seasons' results, rosters, the works.

Jobswise, I found some more helpful sites that could help people determine characters' parents' careers and such. While these first two are mostly government jobs, the Mohave County website's human resources section gives a really good breakdown on a lot of different career options, including job descriptions and lists of monthly and annual income. This site has some Kingman-specific info on what's currently available, too. Simply Hired has a more general listing of jobs available in Kingman that could be useful for determining where your character works, if they do, and includes stuff like number of job openings, median income for the city, etcetera. Likewise, here is a breakdown of jobs in the area by industry.

Outside of jobs, the Kingman city website has a load of useful info, including full .pdf reports on government meetings and such.
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
[+] Spoiler
wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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D/N
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Joined: November 10th, 2008, 9:40 pm

March 29th, 2015, 3:03 am #6

Thanks to TBH for getting this thread up. I'll try to put out a some more information/thoughts about Kingman soon, but as folks are still (hopefully) adjusting/tweaking/creating their characters, I thought these might be relevant when it comes to planning out who your kids are, where they come from, and some of the specifics about their lives. To get a sense of what Kingman is like compared to other ares, I'm including the corresponding stats for Seattle (v5 city), and the USA as a whole.

PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION EMPLOYED IN: (good for planning out what parents do and that sort of thing)

Management, Business, Finance - Kingman 12.6%; Seattle 19.8%; USA 14.4%
Engineering, Computers, Science - Kingman 2.3%; Seattle 12%; USA 5.2%
Community, Social Services - Kingman 2.3%; Seattle 2.3%; USA 1.2%
Legal - Kingman 0.7%; Seattle 2.6%; USA 1.2%
Education, Library - Kingman 6.4%; Seattle 6.7%; USA 6.1%
Arts, Design, Media, Sports, Entertainment - Kingman 0.7%; Seattle 5.1%; USA 1.9%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technology - Kingman 5.3%; Seattle 6.2%, USA 5.5%
Healthcare Support - Kingman 3.3%; Seattle 1.5%; USA 2.5%
Firefighters, Law Enforcement - Kingman 3.5%; Seattle 1.1%; USA 2.2%
Food Preparation, Serving - Kingman 5.9%; Seattle 6.6%; USA 5.6%
Building Maintenance - Kingman 2.8%; Seattle 2.5%; USA 4%
Personal Care - Kingman 3.4%; Seattle 3.5%; USA 3.5%
Sales, Office, Administrative Support - Kingman 27.3%; Seattle 20.1%; USA 24.9%
Farming, Fishing, Forestry - Kingman 0.02%; Seattle 0.2%; KSA 0.7%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance/Repair - 10.4%; Seattle 3.8%; USA 8.6%
Production, Transportation, Material Moving - Kingman 12.7%; Seattle 6.1%; USA 12.1%

Unemployment Rate - Kingman 7.4%; Seattle 4%; USA 6.3%
Recent Job Growth - Kingman 0.4%; Seattle 2.6%; USA 1.2%
Future Job Growth - Kingman - 33.5%; Seattle 41.3%; USA 36.1%

INCOME INFORMATION - Obviously a good way to figure out what makes a "rich kid" in a place like Kingman as compared to other areas, plus more help when it comes to building what kind of situation your kid has and how it likely compares to the rest of the class.

Income per Capita - Kingman $22,505; Seattle $42,639; USA $28,021
Household Income - Kingman $44,859; Seattle $63,470; USA $53,046
Family Median Income - Kingman $53,069; Seattle $93,346; USA $64,585

PERCENTAGE WITH INCOMES:

Income less than $15,000 - Kingman 11.3%; Seattle 12%; USA 12.6%
15K to 20K - Kingman 8.2%; Seattle 3.4%; USA 5.3%
20K to 30K - Kingman 14.1%; Seattle 8.2%; USA 10.6%
30K to 40K - Kingman 11.7%; Seattle 8.1%; USA 9.9%
40K to 50K - Kingman 10.1%; Seattle 8.2%; USA 9%
50K to 60K - Kingman 11.3%; Seattle 7.5%; USA 8.1%
60K to 75K - Kingman 13%; Seattle 9.6%; USA 10.1%
75K to 100K - Kingman 9.8%; Seattle 12.2%; USA 12.3%
100K to 150K - Kingman 7.2%; Seattle 15.4%; USA 12.8%
150K to 200K - Kingman 1.2%; Seattle 6.8%; USA 4.8%
Income greater than $200,000 - Kingman 1.4%; Seattle 8.3%; USA 4.6%

EDUCATION INFORMATION - I'm going to post some more info about Kingman schools in my next post, but as this is more straight demographic information (and more applicable for your kids families and such than they themselves), I'm including it here.

PERCENTAGE WITH EDUCATIONS:
Grade School Education Only - Kingman 3.2%; Seattle 3.5%; USA 6.1%
Some High School Education - Kingman 11.1%; Seattle 3.6%; USA 8.2%
Completed High School Education - Kingman 31.3%; Seattle 11.9%; USA 28.2%
Some College Education - Kingman 30.1%; Seattle 17.6%; USA 21.3%
2 Year College Graduate - Kingman 9.4%; Seattle 7%; USA 7.7%
4 Year College Graduate - Kingman 9.4%; Seattle 33.7%; USA 17.9%
Masters Degree - Kingman 4.2%; Seattle 14.5%; USA 7.4%
Professional Degree - Kingman 1.1%; Seattle 4.9%; USA 2%
Doctorate Degree - Kingman 0.2%; Seattle 3.4%; USA 1.2%

v6!
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

v5!
G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

v4!
B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

April 28th, 2015, 1:40 am #7

I'm gonna update this thread now that pregame is open! Anyone want specific info for the next post?
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
[+] Spoiler
wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

May 2nd, 2015, 3:52 pm #8

This is a breakdown of average temperatures in Kingman - as you can see, it actually gets pretty chilly in January! They even get snow sometimes in winters, though right this minute it's 73 degrees there.
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
[+] Spoiler
wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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KamiKaze
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Joined: July 27th, 2009, 7:44 pm

June 21st, 2015, 9:02 pm #9

Here is something I've found on wildlife that exists in Arizona. It's a part of a vacation site as well, but I'm not sure how useful it is for general Kingman stuff.
RICHARDS/BAINES OTP!

Coming to a V7 near you.
Bree Jones- "I'm not exaggerating when I say that my fish are smarter."
Roxanne "Roxie" Borowski- "Next video? Oh man, tons of ideas, dude. Lemme get the makeup for that."
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In Loving Memory Of Those Killed In The 2008 SOTF
Carol Burke- Female Student #015- A good friend.
Remy Kim- Male Student #080- Yet another victim of the system.
Aileen Borden- Female Student #022- It's going to be okay.

In Loving Memory Of Those Killed In The 2012 SOTF
Alexandria "Alex" Ripley- Female Student #002- Sometimes your life is meant to be a warning to others.
Lana Torres- Female Student #039- Technically, she died happy.
Miranda Millers- Female Student #019- Doomed by self-fulfilling prophecy.

In Loving Memory of Those Killed in the 2015 SOTF
Jennifer Wallace- Female Student #055- Good night, and good luck.
Junko Kurosawa- Female Student #041- Experienced a thrill to die for.
Emma Luz- Female Student #022- Sweet dreams.

....?
Anna Chase- Female Student #010- And then she lived happily ever after.
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For v6, I have come to a decision. To help lessen character pimping, I have vowed not to talk about my characters, any characters closely related to mine, or any threads I've been involved in, in any of the following places:

- Chat
- General Discussion thread
- TV Tropes
- Random Thoughts
-Skype
- Anything else I missed

I am not allowing myself to talk about anything relating to my characters or scenes I'm in unless they are brought up in conversation by another handler. I am not allowed to use my characters' names OOC or mention anything relating to that character until another handler mentions them. This is not currently in effect for pre-game; these self-imposed rules do not apply until v6 starts. However, they will be in effect the second v6 is announced. When one of my characters die, escape, or are otherwise removed from the game, these rules are lifted for that character, and I am free to talk about that character as much as I want. However, the others will have to wait until they too are out of the game.

This is a personal promise I'm keeping to myself for v6. If I break it, please feel free to bitch me out.

-KamiKaze

Addendum as of v6: I may ask for critiques while a character's arc is ongoing, as long as someone has offered to do so.
Let's show that private threads aren't necessary! I pledge not to start any private threads on island in V6. If I started a thread, you are welcome to join it.
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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

June 21st, 2015, 9:30 pm #10

Not great for Kingman itself but very useful for getting the right Arizona vibe, especially since Kingman's in hunting/outdoorsy stuff territory.
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
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wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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KamiKaze
Winner
Joined: July 27th, 2009, 7:44 pm

October 14th, 2015, 8:21 pm #11

Looky looky what I found, and just in time for Halloween too.

Kingman urban legends, for if your kid is the type into that. : D
RICHARDS/BAINES OTP!

Coming to a V7 near you.
Bree Jones- "I'm not exaggerating when I say that my fish are smarter."
Roxanne "Roxie" Borowski- "Next video? Oh man, tons of ideas, dude. Lemme get the makeup for that."
[+] Spoiler
In Loving Memory Of Those Killed In The 2008 SOTF
Carol Burke- Female Student #015- A good friend.
Remy Kim- Male Student #080- Yet another victim of the system.
Aileen Borden- Female Student #022- It's going to be okay.

In Loving Memory Of Those Killed In The 2012 SOTF
Alexandria "Alex" Ripley- Female Student #002- Sometimes your life is meant to be a warning to others.
Lana Torres- Female Student #039- Technically, she died happy.
Miranda Millers- Female Student #019- Doomed by self-fulfilling prophecy.

In Loving Memory of Those Killed in the 2015 SOTF
Jennifer Wallace- Female Student #055- Good night, and good luck.
Junko Kurosawa- Female Student #041- Experienced a thrill to die for.
Emma Luz- Female Student #022- Sweet dreams.

....?
Anna Chase- Female Student #010- And then she lived happily ever after.
[+] Spoiler
For v6, I have come to a decision. To help lessen character pimping, I have vowed not to talk about my characters, any characters closely related to mine, or any threads I've been involved in, in any of the following places:

- Chat
- General Discussion thread
- TV Tropes
- Random Thoughts
-Skype
- Anything else I missed

I am not allowing myself to talk about anything relating to my characters or scenes I'm in unless they are brought up in conversation by another handler. I am not allowed to use my characters' names OOC or mention anything relating to that character until another handler mentions them. This is not currently in effect for pre-game; these self-imposed rules do not apply until v6 starts. However, they will be in effect the second v6 is announced. When one of my characters die, escape, or are otherwise removed from the game, these rules are lifted for that character, and I am free to talk about that character as much as I want. However, the others will have to wait until they too are out of the game.

This is a personal promise I'm keeping to myself for v6. If I break it, please feel free to bitch me out.

-KamiKaze

Addendum as of v6: I may ask for critiques while a character's arc is ongoing, as long as someone has offered to do so.
Let's show that private threads aren't necessary! I pledge not to start any private threads on island in V6. If I started a thread, you are welcome to join it.
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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

October 15th, 2015, 2:27 am #12

Thanks for bumping the thread! I've kind of dropped the ball on hunting down more Kingman info, partly because I'm not sure what people are interested in.
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
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wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

October 15th, 2015, 2:46 am #13

I've been meaning to dig up more info on the ghost town(s) close by, since they got a mention in the "Beyond the Town Border" forum and the possibility of a ghost town trip is fun. Maybe some other notable landmarks/towns/attractions that are located around, but not strictly in, Kingman?
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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V5:
G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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The Burned Handler
Mr. Danya
Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 2:19 am

October 15th, 2015, 6:26 pm #14

It's not really information per se, but for the three or so people still doing pregame, I thought this photo series could be cool to look at.
MurderWeasel getting impatient wrote:Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!
wrote:16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene
[+] Spoiler
wrote:11:55 Zarina turns out I work best with people when most of the people are dead
wrote:18:30 Slam Well we don't really do showers in the UK
wrote:05:57 *** Christian joined #sotf
05:58 shotgunkid oh crap
wrote:05:54 frogue i can be a time consuming process!
wrote:16:47 Irene "let it sit for half an hour, it's better when it's not so cold" he said.
16:47 Irene well...
16:48 Irene it exploaded.
16:48 Irene all over my hands.
Gianni no wrote:15:54 Aloha Leg cramps happened suddenly and i can't move X_X
15:55 Gianni wb :3
wrote:21:20 *** Persy joined #sotf
21:21 Gianni Hey Persy!
21:21 Namira my mutant alchemist
wrote:21:31 Pancapples [The weather] Was beautiful today.
21:33 Solitair oh no
wrote:18:48 Ruggawork Who doesn't want to rape Bro
wrote:17:30 Ohm Sweet, I'm using then
wrote:14:18 Wes 'm so hungry ;c
14:18 Wes :c8
14:18 Wes...
14:18 Wes fuck it
14:18 mib_7zyd33 That's not what you're supposed to do to food.
14:19 Imehal Nah, that's kinda par for the course around here.
14:19--- Ohm is away (Ew)
wrote:14:50Pancapples I kinda miss the Crusades now.
Bad Ohm! wrote:18:51*** RC quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
18:51 Ohmfg Yay!
Laur doesn't like people being in chat wrote:18:33 Laurels Agh, people are here
18:33*** Laurels quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Germany vs. Germany! wrote:18:47 RC I should send my list of ideas to SOTF_Help once I get rid of the dumb ones on the list
18:48 Bikriki so you want to send them an empty list?
wrote:19:40 uyugin taking bets on who will be the big douche in v6
19:40 Kilmarnock Actually I'm going with Laur.
wrote:14:01 Kilmarnock Girl!Slam was cute I guess.
wrote:11:29 Naft Dude uncool
11:29 Naft I was talking about conceptual penises and you made the penises real
wrote:13:59 Solitair I love seeing people get mentally broken
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Laurels
Mr. Danya
Joined: October 4th, 2011, 4:36 pm

October 20th, 2015, 12:57 am #15

So apparently, Kingman is about 150 miles south of the Nevada Test Site. This means it's likely people who were alive in the 1950's might develop cancer later in life. This might not be terribly important to your characters themselves, but it could be part of their extended family history.
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Nadia Riva
"You don't think I'm pretty enough to be a model? And you're telling me while wearing that face?"


Noah Whitley
"You look like you could use a laugh, and I have just the joke for that."


Alba Reyes
"Woo hoo! Three holes in one! That's a new record!"
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Girl #007-Rachael Langdon
"I really am going to die, aren't I? Oh god, what am I going to do?"


Armed with a Solar Powered Scientific Calculator
Stabbed with a sword by Marcus Leung.
Girl #018-Claire Monaghan
"You know, I always thought I'd be seen by millions. Fuck Murphy's Law."


Armed with a Shotgun Flashlight (1 Bullet) and a bulletproof vest

Girl #035-Sophie McDowell
"People often find inspiration in the darkest times. I guess I can too."
Killed by a grenade thrown by Summer Simms

Armed with a lead pipe.
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19:10 Laurelena: When octopi eat hamsters, the resulting laughter is a mix of colorful idiocy and dainty ice skating

18:10 Mimi: "how many nipples does Miss Piggy REALLY have?"

16:57 Mimi play Fergaliscious
16:58 Mimi IF YOU EVER WANT FANS
16:58 Mimi YOU NEED FERALISCIOUS
16:58 Mimi FERGALISCIOUS
16:58 Mimi Omg
16:58 Mimi feral-liscious
16:58 Mimi that's
16:58 Mimi blowing my mind

16:57 KamiKaze Laurie, if you ever become a mod, let it be known that one day you will critique someone's profile who had a girl killing her family friend because he raped her, and the person will insult you by calling you a talking Oshawott doll.

21:42Acidic i AM ANAL WART MAN

00:19Delroy.... I HAVE AN IMAGE OF HANSEL FUCKING TRAVIS WITH A CHAINSAW STUCK IN MY HEAD. HOW IS THIS IN ANY WAY GOOD!?


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Rachael Langdon
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Rachael Langdon and Claire Monaghan
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Rachael Langdon


Claire Monaghan
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Claire Monaghan
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