Joined: October 19th, 2009, 6:02 am

August 1st, 2010, 7:00 am #31

Ben Powell was one of the more amusing members of her group. He was always getting himself hurt, very bad at hiding what he thought on his face, and, well, then there was what happened at the end of last year. Reiko could not hide how the toxicity of her voice was seeping it's way into Ben. She was pretty obviously in pain from what Ben had asked at the end of last year. For all she knew, they were still going out. And she needed more info for Amber. And Jacob, though she didn't care that he didn't care.

Ben introduced himself to Carol, and Paige smiled. Things were getting along quite well. It wasn't as though things could go wrong, was it?

"So how goes your love life you two?" Paige asked absentmindedly to Ben and Reiko.

....then again...

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Brendan Wallace is a coward.
Clio Gabriella wanted to go home.
Paige Strand needed to run.
Jacob Charles had to put back his pieces.
Aston Bennett was better than you.
Ma'afu Tuigamala made the ultimate mistake.
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Janie Sinneave wanted to ride in the clouds.
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Maxim Kehlenbrink did nothing wrong.
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Ezra Landau - "Pretty sure the point of life is to indulge and be pretty." - Philosophy
Hayden Lockwood - "Come to the march this Saturday and I'll show you a good time." - Pride
Allegra Varley - "Bet you I can jump from here to that boat." - Risk
Truann Coleman - "Please stop saying that." - Rage
Anya Van Doren - "Dunno why I did it. Dunno why it's your business." - Duplicity

Joined: July 27th, 2009, 7:44 pm

August 7th, 2010, 7:48 am #32

Carol reached out to take Ben's hand to shake it, and replied back.

"Tea lady? So you guys have little tea parties?" she joked.

Carol stopped, and started again.

"Uh. Name's Carol, by the way."

She noticed that the tone in Reiko's voice seemed kind of... well, it did not seem pleasant, as if she did not want Ben to be around. Carol wondered what could have happened between these two. Did they get into a fight or something? Did they hate each other? Judging by Paige's comment, they were apparently dating. Either that, or it was some sort of sarcastic comment.

In either case, Reiko was barely even hiding the fact that something happened between them. Carol, if anything, did not want a fight to break out between the two, especially on her first day.

Okay, think Carol think! How can I defuse the situation between these two? I remember when my buddies back home got into fights... how did they make up? Think!

How could she prevent something from happening? Change the topic? Paige did not seem to know that it was not a good idea to ask them what was going on. So, now what? Just ask them a random question?

"Uh... hey" Carol said. "Is there anything fun in St. Paul?"

Oh god... was this the right thing to do? Just change the topic? That's it? Just move right along... try to make things a little better.... if an argument really did break out, she would be able to mediate it, right? It was not that hard.

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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
- 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.


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.

Joined: January 22nd, 2010, 7:08 pm

August 7th, 2010, 2:03 pm #33

"So how goes your love life you two?"

Reiko had to use every bit of will in her body to not sigh. Paige had asked the question, and as much as she hoped it wouldn't be asked, she couldn't say the question was overly surprising. Paige was always looking for the latest tidbits of gossip, and what would be better than Reiko's turbulent love life.

An awkward silence hung over the group. Reiko really hoped a distraction would show itself so that the answer could be left unanswered for the time being. She knew it would just be delaying the inevitable though. Somewhere down the line, she would have to spill it to Paige, who would in turn tell Amber (and Jacob). Thankfully, the new girl Carol asked a question, almost as if she was trying to change the subject.

"There's tones of fun things to do here." Reiko said in a slightly relieved voice. "There's the Promenade, where you can find most anything, from clothes to electronics or what have you. There's also a skating rink there. Or you can go bowling, or maybe go see a movie. Really, there's a bunch of things to do." Wow, she was a bit fast to answer that wasn't she? Oh well, better that then the other question.