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CrossbowPig
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August 17th, 2016, 11:34 pm #1

"Spot the rot, oh spot the rot,
Oh spot the rot we say.
Spot the rot they tell the tot
while feeding him some say."

[Lili Williams, continued from New Destiny]

While it wasn't quite the best song to be singing as she walked across a bridge to what could be her untimely demise, Lili tried her best to keep herself in high spirits, and if that meant singing some deranged stuff to herself, she was perfectly fine with that. The wind had not let up since she departed the bell tower, leaving Eye-patch behind, and as Lili passed on the bridge above the water it seemed to pick up, if anything. Lili was glad that she dressed somewhat heavily for the science trip. From the colder weather, Lili guessed the island wasn't anywhere close to Kingman.

She swung her nightstick as she walked, continuing to sing to herself quietly. The Residents were one of her favorite bands, and she made sure that she wouldn't forget her favorite songs of theirs as she lived out her stay on the island.

Now, wait, she couldn't just keep on calling it "The Island," now, could she? No, Lili thought, she needed to come up with some kind of name for it. Something to call her surroundings. Lili thought back to some of her favorite songs, mentally searching through a long, long list of song titles. She stopped walking to briefly consider her options.

"Spiderland," She said aloud. It was the name of an album by the band Slint, a rock group from the late eighties. Yes, Spiderland would do. With a name settled upon, she resumed her stroll towards the other side of the island.

She smiled to herself as the bridge creaked beneath her, her nightstick brushing against her leg occasionally, swaying to and fro. Her cravings for a cigarette had only gotten worse after she left the bell tower. She felt slightly uncomfortable in her feet, like her shoes were on wrong, even though checking them proved that they were on just fine. Her hands didn't feel quite as tingly as they did when she woke up, but they instead itched. Lili tried her best not to scratch at first, but just a little while after she crossed the bridge, she gave in, lightly picking at the backside of her right hand, her nightstick hand, with her left.

The collar around her neck didn't help her discomfort. She hadn't paid much mind to it just as she woke up, but now that the wind was seemingly picking up she could've sworn it tightened harder around her neck. The presence of the collar was unshakable, despite many attempts on Lili's part to ignore it. A light tug now and then didn't help - she'd tried, to no avail. It didn't seem to be enough to set the collar off yet, though, so unconsciously she began to form a habit of pulling on it every so often. Even if some of her classmates would end up setting their own collars off by tugging, Lili knew that with her strength, she'd never manage to accidentally blow her own head off.

She kept on walking and singing quietly, though she was in no hurry.

"Spot the rot, oh spot the rot
and then you'll be okay.
Spot the rot, oh spot the rot,
but still you'd better pray."
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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August 20th, 2016, 2:43 am #2

What had it been, like an hour or two since she'd woken up?

Kaitlyn Greene didn't stay in one place too long.

G058: KAITLYN GREENE - START

So.

...Space aliens, man.

Kaitlyn had woken up somewhere; she didn't know the exact spot. Even scrunching her face, looking at the map while she sat around, her waking place wasn't somewhere notable. It was just on the ground, somewhere she guessed was near the northeast shore. So she woke up. She sat. She got up and started to stretch her legs a bit and then she went.

Aliens. Coming outta nowhere a whole fleet of them suddenly land in front of you and say "Take me to your leader". Or maybe they suddenly start to fucking breakdance. Doesn't matter. Doesn't even need to be aliens. Could be a zombie invasion or something. The point is that it's completely out of not just your expectations of life, but your entire expectations of reality and human existence, and because of that, you have no damn idea how you're gonna react to it. Even if you like zombie stuff, like Kaitlyn sometimes did, she loved Walking Dead and all and thought sometimes hey a zombie apocalypse might be fun, but if you're actually faced with it?

Ah ha ha. Piss off with what you THINK you might do and how you imagine you'll act in your dumb fantasy. Cause you don't know.

So Kaitlyn took a walk, and saw the bridge, and knew where she was on the map. And knew that there was no way she wasn't gonna walk straight down the middle of this bridge right now. There was even some big shield right near the start of it. Bonus. She hefted it up and started lugging it along, and realized straight away that she wasn't gonna be able to carry this thing forever. Ah well. For now, at least.

And as she was walking down the middle of the bridge, shield in one hand dragging along the ground and her bags slung over her shoulder with the other hand, she saw someone else coming in the other direction. Should've expected that. She couldn't tell who it was yet. OK then.

She just continued to walk. A half-smile played on her lips.

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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August 20th, 2016, 3:12 pm #3

Another student was walking in Lili's direction. She tensed up, holding her nightstick more firmly. She stopped singing to herself, moving over to the other side of the bridge, sizing up the other traveler. They carried with them a large shield that they dragged on the floor, making a scraping sound as they went, and over their other arm they carried their bags. No apparent weapon at a first glance, but Lili didn't want to make any dangerous assumptions. The girl's face wasn't familiar to Lili in the slightest, and she couldn't remember speaking with her before in the future. Strangers like this were the biggest unknown on Spiderland besides the island itself. You never know what they'd spring on you.

A smirk was spread across her lips, a pleasant neutral smile, a default mask with no meaning. Lili returned the grin, trying to appear as pleasant as possible. Internally, she had wished that she had run into someone she had known a bit better, someone she could stop and talk to, but with a stranger there wasn't any obligation to stick around for them. Lili had always taken something of a passive stance in the social scene at Cochise, and when it came to people she didn't know here at Spiderland, she intended on taking something of the same policy.

"Morning," Lili said, greeting the other girl as they passed each other. Something innocuous, something polite, any semblance of normal interaction to hold onto. Familiar ground.

Then, the bell rang.

A golden, resonating sound enveloped Lili's ears from behind. Lili turned to see the bell in the bell tower slightly rocking back and forth, sending forth its tone across the whole of Spiderland. Lili froze in her tracks. Had Eye-patch decided to ring the bell? No, from what Lili knew of her, that didn't sound like something she would do. She was more cautious than Lili. She had pointed a gun in her face. She was a scared, dangerous stranger herself, not the kind to usher in the chimes that she now heard.

But if she hadn't rang the bell, who had? Someone far less cautious, that much Lili knew. Was it a group of people all together, or just one person by themselves? Were they trying to assemble people around them, or were they ringing the bell for the hell of it? Either way, Lili had just came from that direction, and she didn't really feel like going back just to check what had happened. After the bell had finished ringing, an odd, awkward quiet filled the bridge. The water below, rippling and tumbling in the waves, seemed quieter than before. The wind felt much lighter, as if it had died down. The sheer force of the bell being rung had made every other sensation feel small and insignificant in comparison.

Lili turned back to face the other girl, curious to see their reaction to the odd noise. "Well," Lili said, hoping to fill the void left by the bell, "That sure was something."
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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August 21st, 2016, 12:19 am #4

Asian. Small. Must be a junior, cause Kaitlyn didn't have the first clue who the hell she was. Most importantly, the other girl veered off. She gave Kaitlyn the middle lane. That was every fucking thing Kaitlyn Greene need to know about her, right there. Oh, and she had a baton or something. That was cute.

And as the other girl stepped aside, Kaitlyn started to pass her, wondering what exactly she should be saying, cause she was still thinking about that. The girl muttered a half-hearted greeting, and Kaitlyn stopped. She tapped her foot on the ground a couple times and made up her mind what to say, when the bell rang.

It was far away, but the sound still reverberated. Weak, but impressive for the distance, the soundwaves rolled over Kaitlyn and presumably the other girl like the last remnants of dying rainstorm, and Kaitlyn squinted in the distance at first, looking at the tower. It rose up impassive.

Kaitlyn backed up a step and looked sideways at the other girl.

"Yeah. Uh... maybe I'll go see who it was."

Then she took a couple more steps back, until she was back in front of the girl, looking towards the eastern edge of the bridge. Kaitlyn stared at her a moment, and then the half-smile grew up into into a short half-burst of laughter. Well, that probably didn't look great.

"Sorry!" she said right afterwards. "Sorry, like... nerves, you know? it's just weird."

She looked at the girl once more, and then she knew. For this moment, at least. What to say.

"Hey. This... this doesn't work. You get it? We can't just pass like this."

No. Because of the aliens. Because of the zombies. Survival of the Fittest, of all the fucking things in the world. Because you never knew what you were gonna do, and if you said you were, you're a damn liar. And Kaitlyn was no different. Kaitlyn didn't know what she was going to do before she woke up and faced it straight on. But she did know what other people would assume she'd do. She'd thought about that for the past hour or so. You wanna make her prove it? Go to every other kid here, every one, ask them to make a list. "Top Ten Kids Most Likely to Go Psycho Crazy in SOTF." Not that Kaitlyn could guarantee she'd make every list or anything. But when you added it up, she knew there'd be a group of kids that popped up again and again on a list like that.

Yeah. She knew.

"So you wanna play a game?"

Kaitlyn dropped the two bags she'd been carrying and rolled her neck.

"It's called toll booth."
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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August 21st, 2016, 12:41 am #5

"It's called toll booth."

Why had Lili thought that it would go smoothly? Why did she assume that she'd be able to normally pass somebody by, say hello, and keep walking? This was Spiderland now, for Pete's sake. She'd came up with the name herself, and she knew perfectly well that there was no way that somewhere called fucking Spiderland was going to turn out normal, especially not when it was host to Survival of the fucking Fittest. Lili cursed herself for making such an obvious mistake. For letting her guard down. For thinking it could be normal.

First, the tall, hawkish girl had responded normally. She had remarked at the bell, like a normal person, saying she might check it out, but then she had broken down with laughter. Was she mocking Lili? Almost certainly. Nerves? Really? If anybody was going to succumb to nerves, it was going to be Lili. This girl, this self proclaimed toll booth attendant, could crush Lili in moments. In just a few seconds, Lili would be thrown off of the bridge and into the waters below, to be scattered across the rocks.

Toll booth. She wasn't a scared stranger, no, but she sure was dangerous. Lili tensed up, tightening her grip around the nightstick. By the sound of the name, Lili figured that the Attendant planned on making her pay to get to the other side of the bridge. The Attendant probably wanted some of her rations, or her weapon, or something like that. Lili didn't want to part with any of her belongings yet. She had already consumed almost an entire tin of crackers earlier, so she wanted to hold on to anything else as best she could. Still, judging on the Attendant's posture, the way she spoke, and the way she rolled her neck, Lili decided that, at least for the time being, it would be wise to play along as best she could.

Lili sighed, and looked at the Attendant. "Alright," Lili said, exhausted, "You want to play a game? Sure. Toll booth, huh? Fine. How do I play this game of yours?"

Spot the rot, they told the tot, while feeding her some say.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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August 22nd, 2016, 12:28 am #6

"Nah, nah it's easy. So uh... it goes like this. You give me something, then I give you something. Then I let you pass, and you let me pass."

She paused a moment. Kaitlyn Greene didn't get headaches easily or often. Maybe because she wasn't usually stressed out. Headaches were usually just caused by stress, right? And what was there to be stressed about? She had her life, and she thought it was kinda fucking awesome. So the jagged pain edging through the left side of her head right now was bugging her a bit. She blinked it into the background.

"Yeah, I guess it's kinda self-explanatory," she finished.

The other girl was clearly already breaking. Winding down, a cheap toy running out of battery life. A voice with no life behind it and no fight and nothing Kaitlyn could really respect. She glanced at the other girl's bag and wondered if she should ask her name.

"How bout one of your protein bars?"

Kaitlyn was touched by her own benevolence.


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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August 23rd, 2016, 2:22 pm #7

A fair exchange? With that kind of laughter preceding it? And the way that the Attendant looked at her bag just didn't feel right, not deep down in Lili's heart of hearts. She wasn't going to let that kind of thing get through without some attention paid to it, no way, no how. A better name for this "game" was Highway Robbery.

But a single protein bar, by itself, wasn't too much to spare. If this did turn out like a fair trade, and the two managed to leave the bridge without anybody doing anything rash, then maybe Lili could just ask for another bar in return and Lili would go on her way without really having lost or gained anything in the process. It was a distant possibility, but it wasn't totally out of the question yet. She just had to play it safely and with caution, and she couldn't let her fear get in the way of her.

Plus, there was a little something she needed. It didn't hurt to ask.

"Okay," Lili said, her shivers slowly coming to a halt, "Got any cigarettes? I haven't had single one since I woke up." She stood up a bit straighter, tapping her nightstick against the outside of her leg lightly. Since she woke up, she hadn't seen a single person she knew well enough to trust. Eye-patch had scolded her, and now she was being harassed by the Attendant. With her luck, she'd be assaulted by a group of murderous athletes the second she stepped off of the bridge.

She thought back to her yoga lessons, searching for something, anything that could help her reach a more composed state. She settled on a breathing pattern she had learned in the first few days of her classes.

Inhale through the nose for a count of four. Hold the breath for seven seconds, and exhale for eight seconds, also through the nose. She did this silently while waiting for the Attendant's next move.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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August 24th, 2016, 2:36 pm #8

They just had to fuck around with grey goo.

((B045: Alan Banks: Start))

I mean like sure it takes quite some mental gymnastics to link this to grey goo and like I'm sure there's easier stuff I mean whole bunch of kids are dying so yeah. That impact not good enough for you? No? Ok ok here's how it works. Constant terrorist attacks lead to increase in government military spending lead to advancements in nanotech. Which leads to grey goo. Fucking grey goo, fuckers.

Hey Alan you okay there?

Everything's okay, everything's fine, as long as he keeps thinking about grey goo everything will be fine OH CHRIST fuck no fuck why you just had to become self-aware there for a second. You just had to be self-aware for a second and now all your lovely plans for staying happily deluded are just

Yeah.

Okay. Showtime. This was like some movie shit, huh? The terrorists-- okay, terrorism is a loaded term and needs to stop getting thrown around but maybe just this once it's actually justified so fuck yeah he can call them terrorists-- had trapped them in some movie shit. Can you kill your best friend? Can your best friend kill you? Ooh aah scary and deep and all that. So you put on a fucking show. You put on your badass cape and your badass trenchcoat and hold up your badass gun and say some badass words and then, well, and then

You already know what to do with this narrative.

And yeah, maybe a part of him was whispering something to him. Something like: Hey Alan uh you know the terrorists just want a good show right. You know rebels are pretty popular and entertaining in show biz right. You know this plays into their hands. Their fucking gloved machine-gun-wielding cybernetically-enhanced mystical magical ringwraith terrorist hands.

Hey voice uh how about you fuck off before Alan thinks he's schizophrenic and shit. Because fuck it if Alan was going to sit around and be some boring kid. That'll be some rebellion. No, Alan was going to rebel and he was going to make the terrorists laugh like kids in the candy store and then the candy was going to have fucking poison in them. Because this rebellion was going to fucking work.

So how do you do lead a rebellion without a badass gun, right?

Okay okay this is easy. You walk up to someone and ask for their gun. And they give you their gun, because you're a trenchcoat badass rebel guy and they're so in awe they give up their gun to fight for the cause. And if they're assholes and they don't believe well then, well then! Then you get to hold them up with your badass fucking lightsaber. Yeah, Alan had been itching to use the thing, he really had.

Keep your lightsabers away guys the market's in town.

Alan was fucking in.

"Hey, um, no cigarettes here, but I got like a lightsaber if you wanna deflect bullets and stuff."

Badass rebels need no swords.
dear god dear god tinkle tinkle hoy

G056: Asuka Takahara: The one who can out-pretentious them all.
- Memories: 1
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August 25th, 2016, 4:59 am #9

That was only about halfway the answer Kaitlyn expected. Maybe the girl had more of a spine than she seemed. Maybe she was just dumb. And... wait, she smoked? Huh. That wasn't fitting the narrative. Maybe the girl was just lying. Looking for street cred or something. Making bad assumptions. Not that Kaitlyn begrudged smokers. She was a fan of them, actually.

"Sorry, don't smoke."

But nevermind that., Even if she did, she certainly wouldn't have offered something as valuable as cigs in return for the bar. No, Kaitlyn knew exactly what she was gonna give this girl. And she couldn't wait to see the look on her face when she said she'd give--

Leave it to some guy like Alan Banks to charge in and fuck everything up royally.

"What?"

And he was just there, having (she guessed) jogged right in behind her while she was preoccupied with the girl here or something. Christ. She glanced over and confirmed that yes, it was Alan Banks, a guy who over the past four years had alternated between pissing her off royally and impressing her with his ability to piss off people who weren't her. He was complicated, for a dumb fuck. And she kinda liked that in him.

"So... hey, Alan," she said after that glance. "Uh... not gonna say it's good to see you. Like cause of the circumstances and shit. Sucks to be here, huh?"

He was also big. And toned. And Alan the Contrarian, just how was he reacting to the alien zombie invasion?

She looked back at the other girl. Too bad Kaitlyn didn't know the answer to that question. Cause now it was forcing her to play it safe. Wouldn't do to give Alan the wrong impression here, given that he was actually a... threat? No that's the completely wrong fucking word. Let's just say he was more on her level than junior girl was.

"We were just introducing ourselves," she said, half-smiling again. "I'm Kaitlyn. Uh--" at this she hefted the shield a bit -- "yeah you guys can see what they gave me. Waaay too fucking heavy. So... yeah not sure what I could give you in return, maybe some crackers or bread? I need the protein more than the carbs."

Yeah. The shield. Now Kaitlyn had another secret. She liked that.

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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August 25th, 2016, 6:22 pm #10

No smokes. A shame. Lili's hands shook a bit more, just lightly twitching back and forth, and she dug her free hand into her jeans pocket. The feeling of denim on her hand was uncomfortable, but she didn't want to show the Attendant that she was nervous any more than she already had. "Well, better to ask and not get any then to not ask and miss out, right?" Lili said, shrugging her shoulders.

And then suddenly, they weren't the only two on the bridge. A big guy with what looked like a toy light-saber (From Star Wars. Lili was surprised at the terrorist's cruel sense of humor, as she hadn't really seen such a joke of a weapon so far) approached the two, announcing that he didn't have any cigarettes. Did nobody on this damn island have a cigarette? Lili was starting to get annoyed. At least the presence of the boy meant that the Attendant was less likely to do anything stupid. Lili eased up a bit, her hand settling down in her pocket. Slowly, she took it out and put it at her side.

Judging on their brief exchange, the boy was named Alan and the girl was named Kaitlyn. Lili was about to offer up her name, then paused. She thought back to what Eye-patch had told her on the bell tower just moments before. Scared, dangerous strangers, all afraid of each other. Eye-patch hadn't wanted to take any chances with Lili, pointing her gun at Lili without a second thought. Lili wasn't going to take any chances either. She didn't know Alan, and she sure didn't know Kaitlyn, and maybe it was best to leave it that way, at least for now.

Surprisingly enough, Kaitlyn actually made a decent offer. Lili didn't know if that was her intention all along, or if she was forced into being more friendly by Alan's presence. Either way didn't matter much to Lili. A single protein bar for a loaf of bread? Now that was a steal. Lili remembered the taste of the crackers on her tongue, and made the decision that she didn't want any of that anymore. A loaf of bread could last her a while. Bread was one of life's simple pleasures, like flying a kite or playing a CD. Lili could take comfort in bread.

"Sure, I'll give you a bar for a loaf of bread," Lili said, "Alan, if you don't mind, I could take that light-saber off your hands too. I'll give you a protein bar for it also." Lili hoped that by getting Alan over to trade as well, it would decrease the chances that Kaitlyn would try anything even more. Alan was strong and approached innocently enough, so Lili trusted him more than she did Alan, who burst into laughter like a maniac not long ago.

Lili thought back to the song she was singing earlier. It went on further.

"To show,
or be shown,
is a question,
never known,
not even by many to exist."

To show, or be shown. Lili hoped she was choosing the right option.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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