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It's more or less been retconned, though there are instances in lore of people trying to market or capitalize on SOTF. It's just not something you could get away with these days and would come off as kind of silly.TheLordOfAwesome wrote: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
And that's all you need to know, apparently.wrote:the=t, you=tha/thee, girl=lass
Huh, this must be the advanced course. But in all seriousness, the Yorkishness isn't really that bad. It's not so thick that you can't get the gist of what he's saying, and it's consistent across the board. Offering Ryan their support, he and Clare Shepherd get him back on his feet and they become a steady alliance. None of them appear to be deranged or unstable, so at face value, the team ought to be fine. And indeed, as they take a break by the well and meet their first non-groupie in Dorian Greywood, they seem to have it together. Neville even muses to himself that he'd never be so harsh as to judge someone at face value, which is why he's immediately concerned when he sees the blood on Dorian's shirt, not suspicious.wrote:"Nev' Eden. Are thi two toghether? I just got dropped; an' I ain't keen on shootin' owt. 'Less I have to."
Apparently he's convinced that Sidney Crosby is on the island because of Dream Danya. He's right, but he really shouldn't be. The implication seems to heavily be that Danya somehow knew that Cody would need a rival, because there's no other reason for Crosby to be here besides that. I mean, imagine if Cody had died before any of this. Imagine that. What would have been the point of abducting a pro hockey player then? But that hardly matters now, does it, because Cody roars onto a scene of a recent kill to pull a Bobby Jacks, by which I mean he enters a scene just to steal a recent victim's bag and then leave. But hey, that means that Cody finally has a handgun, which means he can join the elite club of "Psychos who join scenes to shoot at people".wrote:Sometimes, the juice is worth the squeeze, you know.
This only makes the following scene even worse. It's his kill of Madelaine, along with...that. I thought that I'd feel something, having followed Cody up until now, but the guy's only actions have been attacking people, creeping on people, hating people, and so on, so if anything, my opinion of him was already at rock bottom. There is literally nothing, NOTHING likable about Cody Jenson, and having his first kill be a thoroughly repugnant rape scene just made me realize how much I'm tired of this guy. The man has nothing to offer in the ways of entertainment or intrigue. He's not strange or complicated. He has no sympathetic moments thus far. His very existence drags down every scene he's in. I don't care about his rivalry with Sidney Crosby. I just want him gone.wrote:Cody shook his head. This was no time to be thinking like that! He had things to do and people to kill.
She was very pritty though.
Right, Lyndi. That's it. A bullet scrapes his neck during this fight, but he's able to back the group up to the point where Fred Hughes tries to take him one on one while Cody rants in his stupid way. During the fight, Cody gets smashed in his hand, his forearm, and his ribs, and lest we forget, he's missing a finger and has a bum knee, but he's still able to pull out a victory, and then he beats up Vince Samsa (albeit with his permission) before finally rounding on Lyndi. Cody's handler tries to give him a sympathetic scene with him promising Lyndi he'd never hurt her, but he raped someone to death, so who cares? And of course it's just a setup for him crippling her and dragging her off against her will when she resists, because we needed even MORE creepiness from this character.wrote:Gotta do him quick, then I can squeeze some shots off at dumbo there, and then I'll take the girls. Kill the bimbo. Keep Lyndi. Love Lyndi.
And with that, we've gone from a vile psycho to basically a supervillain. A delusional one at that, since he finds the dead body of Lyndi and does this weird schtick about how he thinks she's still alive and that he'll protect her from yada yada. I'm sure Megami is a good writer, but this is not Cody.wrote: In one fell swoop, Cody Jenson swung the axe and all Elsie Darroch saw was the gleam of the blade, followed by an intense black, as Cody completely severed her mid-section in half with the weapon. Elsie continued to stand for a moment, as if dumbfounded, before finally both her top and bottom half fell to the ground with a loud thump.
Imagine the possibilities for bootleg SOTF merch. You could have replica weapons, action figures, "greatest hits" tapes for the character of your choice...Sure, it'd be in horrible taste, but I can't imagine bootleggers would care much about that.wrote:The knife left a nasty mark, unleashing a strong spray of blood. This is why the audience is given vomit bags, my dears. SOTF brand plastic and paper bags for all occasions.