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October 17th, 2017, 8:46 pm #151

Blastinus: Cydni Pullman
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October 17th, 2017, 9:21 pm #152

Cydni Pullman's game is pretty short, since she only gets one thread before being unceremoniously inactive killed by Angharad in that weird bathroom scene, so let's just examine the one time she's actually under her handler's control. She looks into her pack, finds her weapon, sarcastically muses about her situation, then gets startled to hear someone. And if you think that sounds like every SOTF kid's introduction, it's because it kinda is.

That's cool. She has one and a half pages to develop a personality.

Unfortunately, the remaining thread goes as bog-standard as you can get. The two kids she meets aren't threats, so she makes an alliance with one of them, and there's basically nothing she does that can be considered quirky or unique. Thus, as inactivity sets in before the thread's even over, her boring fate is sealed. Swoosh gets control of her from there, and she's easily disarmed and decapitated by Angharad without contributing anything of note or worth to the game.

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October 17th, 2017, 9:25 pm #153

Blastinus: Uriel Hunter
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October 18th, 2017, 12:39 am #154

Blastinus read the posting style of Uriel Hunter.
God grant me wisdom to discern the
Method of this weirdo's madness
He said.
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Uriel is a modern day inquisitor/wrestler
And by all accounts a complete unbound psycho.
Look at this crap!
wrote:One day, Uriel saw a kid preaching the words of his arch-enemy, and something inside Uriel snapped. He pushed the boy against a nearby pole and bound his arms around it with a belt. A lighter and some gasoline turned the demon into a screaming ball of fire. Uriel's teachers knew this couldn't go on any longer, but instead of sending him to prison, they let him go to Barry Coleson High.
If Barry Coleson High is where all the crazies are sent
Well, that just makes too much sense!

Uriel arrives on the island and stalks a girl who isn't there.
Because she left that location already, but his handler
didn't know that.
So oops she's a hallucination instead.
Great first scene.

At the Lighthouse he finds Jacob Starr who's a little man
But wait, Slayer says, he's 6'1", So in the next post he's a giant.
Wishing to rid the island of sin and vice
Uriel delivers this bomb of truth:
wrote:you"re right.
but we have more important things to talk about.
i suppose that even you can sense the demons that hold this island in their grip.
former classmates, possesed by the deciples of satan.
and it is my task to cleanse this island, and return it to it's former glory.
but i will need help on this holy quest.
i must say that you don't look as faithfull as you should,
but i'm sure that u will be a huge help.
so, my friend, will you join me ?
Jacob is a-okay with this.
I think this says more about Jacob than Uriel.
They meet Garrett who's got a crossbow
And Uriel is like:
wrote:Brother, i shall help you with this infidel !
with these words - and a pipe wrench -uriel stormed towards
garett, ready to send the demon back to hell.

(Continued in: Lighthouse Ambush)
I kid you not.
Somehow Uriel falls into another thread while
running across the length of a single room.

He wakes up in the next scene and Slayer just says
Let's pretend that you got knocked out by the crossbow.
And kiri666yama is like yeah sure.
But wait, a group of kids are right outside
And Uriel says let's burn the lighthouse down.
But what if we can't find the materials for molotovs before they come in?
wrote:for the first time in his life, uriel started to loose his faith.
Man, if that's all it takes to make you doubt your faith,
I hope you never ran out of milk in your house.

But hooray, they find wine bottles and rags and gasoline.
And before you know it, the molotovs
They be flying.
One explodes in Jacob's face, so he amscrays
And everyone else just starts talking about how burned they are.
So Uriel leaves somehow, and he goes to the river,
Where Garrett is being touched by another boy on
Gasp
His shoulder!

Unable to bear the homoerotic nature of such an act, Uriel flees.
But he's apparently okay with jumping into Jacob's arms in the next scene.
Is this an intentional hypocrisy?
Was his handler not considering the implications?
wrote:A gun carrying girl sat in front of him.
Luckily for him, she didn't seem to notice him.
Now uriel realized that Jacob was looking at the same person.
Ready when you are Jacob, uriel thought.
He's so ready that he doesn't do anything.
Seriously, Jacob starts stabbing Anya Vendvmagli
And he's stabbing and stabbing her.
And there's Uriel, still in the bush.
Good job, witch hunter. You are truly an asset.
Blastinus said sarcastically.

Returning to the river to interrupt Garrett's sexy times,
They oversell the ensuing fight scene to the max.
Garrett's buddy Edward throws a burning bag at them and flees,
But they're doing combat rolls like it's D-Day or whatever.

Next thread, Jacob and Uriel and Adam Dodd and Hawley Faust are in a gunfight.
And the molotovs
They be flying.
He made like a dozen of these. How can he still have more?
Well okay, he just throws two in this scene.
And Adam has the great idea to shoot one in midair.
Which creates a burning wall between the two groups instead of splashing Adam with burning liquid.
I guess realism must give way to stunning visuals.

But not to worry, Uriel has a plan:
wrote:Uriel screamed in pure frustration .
Smoke filled the no mansland between the two groups, making it almost impossible to see.
They will not escape us again !
Brother ! Let us use this Chaos and attack the enemy while they are disorganised .
Now is the time to engage them in close combat. What do you say, my friend ?
There is a WALL. OF. FIRE!
You'll be serving yourselves to them extra crispy!
wrote:Suffer not the heretics to live !!!
The witchhunter ran trough the see of flames, raised his wrench pipe and smashed it towards one of the figures. Hoping it would deal some serious damage to the boys skull.
See the aforementioned point about realism vs. visuals.
But apparently this actually burned him in places.
And Adam and Hawley fled before they could get there.
So great move, jackass!

Resting for a moment, Uriel realizes that he's been useless so far.
And he has, this is true. Not a single person dead.
He's more or less Jacob's glorified cheerleader.
He's been on the line waiting for God to pick up for hours
But the reception has been terrible.
Much like the character himself.

At this point, Slayer gets annoyed by kiri666yama's lack of quotation marks.
But don't worry, they understand, and they've got it covered:
wrote:uriel: finding these weapons isn't that hard.
uriel: we just have to follow the gunshots.
uriel: But as we saw an hour ago, most of these
gun wielding foes hunt in group.
Blastinus: See? This is so much better.
But wait, he stops doing it in the very next post.
So what was the point?

Next thread, after another failed murder attempt,
Jacob and Uriel have a serious talk.
Uriel thinks they should find other psychos
I mean, uh, brothers
To help them on their quest.
That Jacob can not only decode this wackiness but also reason with him
Suggests that he might be one of the most patient people alive.

Anyway, they decide to keep murdering.
Who do they find but Heather Pendergrast.
And the flashbangs
They be flying.
Showing incredible recovery, Uriel blindly vaults a desk,
And even more incredible, he actually manages to find Heather.
Pinned underneath him when the desk collapses,
Heather feeds him a flashbang, and
Well, let's just say his jawbone doesn't appreciate it.
Jacob, not to be outdone, shoots blindly,
And unintentionally, Uriel finally scores his brother a kill.
Suffer not a witch hunter to live.
Right, that was a thing. So what did I actually think of Uriel? Well, he was ridiculous, over-the-top, and yet another strange V1 gimmick. But the way he played his act to the hilt is almost charming. Like, kiri666yama had an idea in mind when they wrote this guy, and Uriel never deviated from it. Was it silly? Oh, darn right it was, but it was the kind of silly that's incredible and fun to read. I would recommend that everyone read through the saga of Uriel the Witch Hunter, just because it's the best kind of stupid and nobody should miss out.
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October 18th, 2017, 3:20 am #155

fuck it

hit me
V5: Cut Short
Theodore Fletcher
Nina Clarke
Gwen O'Connor

V6: Broken Down
Alice Baker (->Aura)
Henry Spencer
Blair Moore

V7: Unprepared
Rhonda Lawson[/b
Toby Underwood
Paloma Salt
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October 18th, 2017, 3:22 am #156

I'll take another one, i guess. I'll read 'em when I'm finally fucking done with Garrett.
"Kermit you are the guy in the horror movie that finds a book bound in human skin and decides to read out loud what is inside for fun" - some mean lady named Ruggahissy
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v2 art ;~;
Sadly kermit looked at a mariavel. It was so sad... such a sad mariavel... like him... he only waned a normal life... was that too much to ask? was it?
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October 18th, 2017, 4:44 am #157

Callum Hadley was a strange character. His profile declares that he still has imaginary friends at 16 years old and has difficulty distinguishing between fiction and reality. Apparently this came from his nanny, who taught him to use his imagination during playtime. This seems a little flimsy of an excuse, but I'll chalk that up to this being v1 and logic not applying to anything yet.

On the island, Callum's story largely revolves around a girl named Beth who doesn't exist. He also occasionally meets up with Skip, a long-time imaginary friend of his who often acts like a jerk. Honestly, Beth comes up so frequently in Callum's story that it becomes rather repetitive. And when you also take into account that she isn't even real, then it comes off as constant, pointless derailment.

When he's not going on about Beth though, Callum is pretty decent. He's a nice guy who doesn't want to hurt anyone. He tries to play the protector, but his delusional nature gets in the way of that, and he gets himself into a few awkward situations. However, he does manage to find a few successes while trying to play hero, successfully helping to fend off Cillian Crowe and Shinya Motomura. However, his obsession with Beth never leaves, and it directly leads to his death when he leaves a group to run off alone. And since, as previously stated, Beth doesn't actually exist, it makes him come off like a fool for doing so.

Also, there's the matter of the death scene itself. Callum is killed off in a needlessly grotesque manner by Johnny Lamika, who goes by "Dread". The posts are not overly long, but the nature of the kill itself is disgusting and off-putting and it completely turned me off of Callum at the last minute.

Callum was decent for the most part, having decent writing and lacking many grammar or mechanical errors. However, his death completely ruins the reading experience, and I cannot recommend him in good faith because of it. Just consider him another one of those characters who could have been all right, but was dashed at the last minute by an awful, unpleasant death.

Another character, if you please.

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B029- Matt Masters- DECEASED (114/152)

B043- Adonis Alba- DECEASED (124/152)

G051- Stacey Mordetsky- DECEASED (136/152)
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October 18th, 2017, 2:25 pm #159

Rip naoji gets doorcapitated

He's pretty okay I guess. His only surviving post is his inactivedeath, and it's decent if not over the top.

Another!
"Kermit you are the guy in the horror movie that finds a book bound in human skin and decides to read out loud what is inside for fun" - some mean lady named Ruggahissy
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v2 art ;~;
Sadly kermit looked at a mariavel. It was so sad... such a sad mariavel... like him... he only waned a normal life... was that too much to ask? was it?
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October 18th, 2017, 3:35 pm #160

Blastinus: Wednesday Garci

Kermit: Ai Kurosawa
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October 18th, 2017, 4:25 pm #161

You might remember Wednesday Garci as the character who spontaneously became the sole target of Chi Masumi's focus. And indeed, aside from a story of parental abuse, Chi is all there is to Wednesday's profile as well. Let's plot the course of Wednesday's story up until the two of them come together.

As it turns out, Uriel's writing style was not intended to be stylistic. It's just how the handler writes. Well, I'm not doing it again, so let's just proceed as normal. She wakes up on the beach, does the usual pre-game checklist of gathering weapon, flashbacking to Danya's briefing, and pondering her next move, and leaves. She refers to Chi as her sugar pie, which you'll notice any time she talks about her, which is all the time. For whatever reason, Wednesday "snickers" a lot, even when it's kind of inappropriate. For instance:
wrote:Chi Masumi. The girl I would die for.
Wednesday lowered her staff and looked at blaine when tears started to flow.
I just hope she’s ok, the girl snickered .
What exactly is funny about that?

So far as her interaction with Blaine goes, it's a case of "Hi, have you seen Chi?" Sort of the reverse of Chi's deal where it's "Hi, have you seen Wednesday?" I won't say that the two characters are carbon copies of one another, but speaking as a guy who wrote a character who depended entirely on another character, this is a serious pitfall that you can fall into. Anyway, Wednesday falls out of the posting order and Blaine moves on to greater things, so when she pops back in, it'd be awkward to do so, so...next thread!

Wednesday goes to the showers and describes the removal of her clothes in excruciating detail. And yeah, wouldn't you know it, but a guy walks in on her trying to take a shower. Oh, the embarrassment. They share some light pleasantries as she gets dressed, and then she leaves.

Last thread, and it's Chi time! Let the love-making commence! I went over this with Chi already, so let's just skip to the killer ballerina. Elijah Rice shoots Chi from offscreen, and then Wednesday goes inactive while trying to charge him down, so Kaishi just has Rice spray her with bullets.

I can't really say that I got a picture of Wednesday's character, other than her mutual attraction to her significant other. It's not a bad way to establish a quest for your character, but you've got to have more going under the hood than just that, because what if the character gets rolled? What do you do with your character then? I learned that the hard way myself, so I'd caution others against this kind of story arc.

One more!
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October 18th, 2017, 4:28 pm #162

Blastinus: Neville Eden
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October 19th, 2017, 2:04 am #163

oh boy i'm just getting all the inactive kills, aren't I. This is grand!

Ai Kurosawa is a premade player. Everyone bullies her and she almost killed a kid and she's Japanese.

TLDR; Ai doesn't get anything from her own perspective and gets murderkilled by a terrorist in an inactive fodder kill.

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"Kermit you are the guy in the horror movie that finds a book bound in human skin and decides to read out loud what is inside for fun" - some mean lady named Ruggahissy
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V1 art!

v2 art ;~;
Sadly kermit looked at a mariavel. It was so sad... such a sad mariavel... like him... he only waned a normal life... was that too much to ask? was it?
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October 19th, 2017, 2:06 am #164

Ah V1 SOTF branding. Never change, V1.
"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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October 19th, 2017, 3:50 am #165

I imagine V1 SOTF branding is one of those things that have long since been retconned from the RP's lore, yes?

Damn shame too, because the idea of Danya pitching merchandising ideas is a funny mental image.

"SOTF-the T-shirt, SOTF-the Coloring Book, SOTF-the Lunch box, SOTF-the Breakfast Cereal, SOTF-the Flame Thrower! The kids love that one." - Danya
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Sierra Cook - The rebelling, cynical nature lover
  • Pregame: 1, 2
  • Memories: 1, 2, 3
Lucas Abernathy - The lady loving, film making nightmare fetishist
  • Pregame: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Memories: 1
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