I can't tell you how many RP's I've been in where I felt like it became more of a chore rather than some easy fun and all that jazz. Since we need to liven the new forum up, I figured I'd do something I was planning to do awhile ago. Something that wont really need too much OOC planning or anything of the sort. Just quick one on one RP that you can compile whenever. There is no deadlines or any of the sort, just something to do. This does not just make you impervious from getting kicked out, but it definitely makes a difference.
Skype is reccomended, but not required, rather not force anyone to install it if they really don't want it. Pesterchum is required however, the link for it I'll find and edit the post later with the link. It'll take a bit for me to track it down.
Now, on to the explanation of the RP itself. Vanilla SBURB, Humans, the works. If people really wanted to, I'm not stopping you from applying a troll. But, you'll be a seperate session that you can work out yourselves.
The application is simple, though. Nothing too tough. Send it to me through a PM, that way we dont flood up the thread. No deadlines or anything so don't worry.
Alright, so that way you don't need to go through all the reading the long response response to see if you made it, but in short, I color coded everyone who made it.
So, basically let me explain in brief detail a few things that you all may be confused about. I was serious when I said PC was needed. I absolutely despise MSPARP for its unreliable servers, which I guess you could argue is the same about PC, but I've seen it less. I also don't have any bar set for how good of a writer you need to be. So, when we eventually do start, dont feel shy to post.
Also stop posting in the thread, please. I'm fine with a post indicating that you applied, but nothing else. Please.
Well, alright. Kinda early in the morning to decide this, but I figure this is an appropriate amount of players to manage. The following player has been accepted:
I'll the RP with my characters introduction post and send it around 1:00 PM CST, so be ready! Also, If anyone would be interested in making the spreadsheet before me (in case you may be better), go ahead!
Earth. The blue marble of the universe that holds a species consumed by its own hubris. A planet in which it's life can create just as well as it could destroy. Always in a fine unity with nature itself, but never could it possibly control it, until just recently. On this specific Earth in particular there is a group of young humans waiting patiently in their rooms waiting for the day. The day that all of Earth will go silent once again, just as it has for countless centuries. However, this wont be the silence of the Human Race, but more like the beginning of a new era. It all started in a bedroom. ==->
[To be added]
Ah, yes! Here we are.
A young man stands in his bedroom. It just so happens that today, the 30th of April, 201X, is sadly not this young man's birthday. Though it was sixteen and a few quarters of a year that he was given life, it is only today he will be given a name!
What will the name of this young man be?
> ENTER NAME
Well, thats a first. We usually get a few errors in the naming process but it seems like this time were getting right to the nitty gritty, huh?
> Examine Room.
[To be made]
Your name is KELL WOODARD and you aren't really sure what you are anymore. Not in the sense that you've lost yourself, but you dont really like...well...anything!
You are simply just a poor sap who feels as if he were given the wrong cards in life, but it never really has any negative connotations. Everything you say or do usually convinces people to do something, and they always assume you have a way with words that noone else has. When in actuality you just like the usual nerd stuff like BUILDING COMPUTER RIGS or the usual MANGA or GAME. Most of this consists of games without any real plot, so that way you can just dick around without any real consequences. You hold a very bland existence that can be easily summed up in a few words. You like to stay inside your house rather than actually deal with people.
You actually hate people. Not only do they always bring you trouble then try to talk to you for hours, but you never actually had a friend that you've met face to face. You only consider your ONLINE FRIENDS and your MOM to be the few people you actually have any interaction with, and even then you don't tell them that you dont really care. More often than not, you LIE YOURSELF INTO A GRAVE. Always going on about how cool your life is so that way they dont start worrying or something, which would be annoying. They haven't noticed yet luckily, but your location kinda makes you isolated from everyone else.
You live in a fairly generic apartment complex around HOUSTON. It gets hot, yeah, but for awhile it's just been raining like hell. At the moment, the weather has subsided a bit, but something wicked is coming and this time your going to be prepared for it. First, you need to alert your friends that you may fizzle out at some point during this cool GAME that you plan to play with them.
Your CHUMHANDLE is concurrenceGrunge and you dont have any weird quirk cause thats dumb.
==-> Let's move on to someone else for awhile, yes?
You are now an Arrogant Brit. You stand in your room, rapier at your hip. But, before introductions can begin, you need a name, although obviously you already have one.
-> Enter Name
Oh HaHa, very funny. Try again, time is running short.
There, that's correct.
-> Bast: Introduce Yourself
As has already been mentioned, your name is SEBASTIAN MERCYL, or as your friends like to call you, Bast. You are a proud ENGLISHMAN, and a member of a wealthy family, although you have not seen any of them bar your UNCLE in quite some time, as they sent you to live with him when you where young. Speaking of, your UNCLE is not a very... gracious man, to say the least. He holds the esteem and honor your family has built in the highest regard, and as such has trained you to be the best there is at the noble arts. Fencing, etiquette, reading, writing, arithmetic, painting, music, kickboxing, rock climbing, cooking, Tactics, horseback riding. Everything a young KNIGHT could ever need. However, despite being the BEST you can possibly be, and constantly working to STAY that way, your UNCLE has traveled well past the point of rage with your lack of improvement. Though, you know that he is a HYPOCRITE, as he has done nothing to increase his skill either and your fights have not been any less one-sided since the ACCIDENT, but still he continues to be bitter. Really, you HOPE that he will realize that there is no way for you to get BETTER. You are at the peak of your physical and mental strength, and you have come to accept that after so much time as you are now.
You do have interests besides those set up by your UNCLE, however. You, however guiltily, do enjoy TOKUSATSU, a specific brand of Japanese live-action television best known outside of japan for hits like Godzilla and the Power Rangers (though any true fan of the medium knows that they are really Super Sentai and Saban should to just allow toei to write the english scripts.) But, you digress. You enjoy these shows mainly because of the growth that the characters go through; watching a person reach their PEAK is something that you enjoy quite a lot, as you have already done so and so cannot feel the exhilaration for yourself. Similarly, you enjoy games of the ROLE-PLAYING and STRATEGY Genre, as both have elements of building up to a peak of power from which to attack. You also have a penchant for reading and writing, especially stories about growing up and evolution. Truly, you love anything that allows you to delve into what brings HOPE of the future to people, something that you have been disillusioned to long ago, while still keeping to the CODE OF THE KNIGHT that you have been taught since as early as you could walk. You also enjoy talking to your acquaintances online, and more recently have turned to Pesterchum to allow you to keep in touch with them. On Pesterchum, you are known as stalwartBrawler, (and Life is a cycle; we all reach 00r peak and afterwards g0 back ar00nd t0 0)
With introductions out of the way, you prepare yourself for your daily Fencing Training, which will precede a game that you will be playing with some people you know from online. For now though, you are wondering what you should do...
Somewhere, in a chilly place. [one day] A young girl sits in her bedroom. She would ask you to give her a name, if only she hadn't obtained one in her 13TH BIRTHDAY.
>Introduce yourself, instead. Your name is IRIS KIRSTEN, as it is possible to see in the HONORARY PLACONYM.
You live in ALASKA, a cold land full of snow that often leads to you heavily COVERING YOUR BODY. You have several interests, including SPIES and DRAMATIC MYSTERY LITERATURE OR MOVIES. One of your favorites, for example, is SHERLOCK HOLMES. You keep some BADLY WRITTEN MYSTERY around, but you NO LONGER WRITE THOSE, as you are NOT A GREAT WRITER. However, you do write FAN FICTION, although ROMANCE is off limits. You play GAMES a lot, because you find it a great way to entertain yourself. Usually, you play ROLEPLAYING GAMES. You like to DESIGN BUILDINGS, and you would like to become a architect someday. Your FRIEND got you interested in a japanese show called KAMEN RIDER, but it is not priority compared to YOUR OTHER INTERESTS. You do have a bit of MERCHANDISE from one of it's seasons, KAMEN RIDER FAIZ, however. Otherwise, you DON'T ENJOY A LOT OF THINGS, although you do not DISLIKE most things, only do not have a interest in them. You absolutely love PUMPKIN PIES, although your COUSIN's pumpkins tend to suffer UNUSUAL DISAPPEARANCES every now and then.
As previously mentioned, you live with your COUSIN, which is a big TABLETOP fan and leaves DICE absolutely everywhere, much to your chagrin. He tells you ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, and you love SURPRISES, which disdains you quite a bit. He enjoys FARMING, and believes a lot that LUCK affects his life. You have yet to talk to him about those HABITS of his.
A LONG TIME AGO, you were pretty heavily depressed. Luckily, you BROKE OUT OF IT. Unfortunately, now you quite heavily believe that you're a pretty IRRELEVANT LIFE amongst millions others and you believe that your DEPRESSION was caused by ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PURPOSE for yourself. A lot of things are MEANINGLESS to you now, although you still have interest in a few things. Fortunately, you tend to NOTICE IRRELEVANT THINGS quite more often now, but you often don't give much thought to it. You CAN SEE SOMEWHAT BETTER THINGS IN THE DARK than most, due to your habit of gaming in a dark room with a dark monitor.
Your CHUMHANDLE is hiddenMessage and you do not bother with quirks because you don't really want attention. >Be someone less depressive.
You are now a much less depressive person. A young lady, to be precise, who’s 15th birthday was not today, but three months ago. Before we go any farther, it would make sense to give this girl a name. Not that she hasn’t had a name, but in an effort to entertain yourself, you decide that it would be fun to make up a name for her.
Ok, one name is enough.
Your name is...
>Talk about yourself.
You’re INTERESTS are very limited. There’s only one that’s good enough to talk about, in fact. And that is your deep love for everything and anything ANIME. Since you first stumbled upon CARTOONS as a child, you have been ENSNARED by ANIMATED CLIPS. You spend most of your time on your COMPUTER watching currently running ANIMES and BINGE-WATCHING entire shows when you have free time. Though you hate FURRIES, you do have a respect for NEKOS and occasionally IMAGINE having CAT EARS and TAIL, though you never VOICE this in fear of JUDGEMENT.
Included in this love of ANIMATED CLIPS are some CHILDISH shows that you totally only watch for ART and ANIMATION. You are careful to never CHAT about these SHOWS around other people, in case they start looking at you FUNNY. Out of these SHOWS, the most EMBARRASSING one would be MY LITTLE PONY. You have every FIGURINE and quite a few PLUSHIES laying around, but only for the CHILDHOOD SENTIMENT. Not for any other reason.
Your SISTER at least, is understanding of your ANIME HOBBY. She’s pretty COOL, and helps COVER for you when you have FRIENDS over, which is often. Other than that, she stays in her ROOM, and is DARK and MYSTERIOUS. You often WONDER what she does in there, but figure SNOOPING is not a good option.
FRIENDS are extremely important to you. You have plenty in the CITY you live in. You frequently INVITE them over to your APARTMENT, or have them INVITE you over. Even if they’re HOBBIES don’t INTEREST you, and your HOBBIES don’t INTEREST them, you enjoy hanging out with them. You have taken a great LIKING to your online FRIENDS though, who CONVINCED you to play a new GAME.
your chumhandle name is rosebud~ and you like to use to use tildes~ those squiggly things~ instead of punctuation~
You are one last person, now, and you feel like you would've made a much better answer to that last prompt. Depression? What is that? Not even in your dictionary (this is actually counter-propaganda. You know very well what it is, and won't stand for it!)
-> Enter Name
As if you all didn't know already?!
, at your service!
Your name is MARS, which means the prompt is correct. It's a relief, really, because you don't know what you'd DO if the prompt had INSULTED you.
Oh wait, you do know.
But you digress! There are more important things to do than pontificate on this matter, like getting to know YOU! Even though you already know yourself, to the t, there seem to be other versions of YOU that need a review, so you'll accommodate their temporary ignorance.
There are RULES to being YOU. though they are DESCRIPTIVE, rather than PRESCRIPTIVE, they also hold true UNFAILINGLY.
-> Mars: Prescribe yourself these descriptions.
The first RULE to being YOU is that you LIKE yourself, a whole, and pardon the vulgarity, fucking ton. No, even that is inaccurate. You LOVE yourself by several fucking tons of magnitude, fucktons for short. To be honest you're not sure you could ever like anyone as much as you like you, but you TRY anyways, and that's a good segway! That wasn't scripted or anything! You're full of surprises today!
Anyways, that's the second rule! You always TRY, and you never stop trying. If there's anything you'll be remembered by (and there will be millions of such things, fucktillions for accuracy), it'll be your dedication to the art of attempting to do things. You never let a chance to try escape you, or at least not by lack of trying!
In fact, you are preparing yourself to try something right now, and you think it might serve as an example to your students (who seem to also be you...), so you'll hold off on examining any further rules until you're done. Your preparations might take a while, however, especially since other people are involved. People who are not YOU. Oh, man, you don't think you can hold off on talking about how much you like OTHERS for much longer, but you'll make an attempt! See how it works?
-> Mars: Give up the spotlight so you can prepare.
[11:45] -- pallyDarling [PD] began pestering stalwartBrawler [SB] at 11:45 --
[11:45] PD: Hi-i, Basty! [11:45] SB: (Why, hell0 there) [11:45] SB: (H0w are y00?) [11:47] PD: More than fine. Positively perfect. Absolutely dory, in the hunky way. [11:47] PD: But let's skip all them pleasantries! I come with a request! [11:47] SB: (Are y00 l00king f0r a c0py 0f Sb0rb?) [11:49] PD: Not just yet! That stuff comes later! This request is one only you can fulfill, in proper knightly fashion and such. [11:50] PD: But actually, I've got a bit of time, so I think we can switch for a bit to talk about that, since I don't seem to remember hearing much about it. [11:50] SB: (Really?) [11:50] PD: Verily, even. [11:50] SB: (I kn0w that cG was tasked with speaking t0 y00 ab00t it) [11:50] SB: (Hmm... Well, I already 0rdered y00 a c0py) [11:51] SB: (S0, if y00 w00ld like t0 play, the package sh00ld have arrived by n0w) [11:51] SB: (I j0st acq0ried my c0py, act0ally) [11:51] PD: Yeah, well, CG's not a proper man of the order, if you know what I mean; So it's no surprise. [11:51] SB: (Q0ite) [11:52] PD: That's cool, but what is it? I bet someone with ideals can like, elucidate me. [11:52] SB: (Well, t0 be perfectly frank the game is m0stly a mystery t0 myself) [11:53] PD: Actually, I have no idea if you've ever pledged to educate the ignorant. Have you? [11:53] PD: I feel like that's a totally knightly thing to do. [11:53] SB: (Every m0narch m0st ed0cate his pe0ple) [11:53] SB: (B0t, f0r what we d0 kn0w ab00t the game, it has a large c0mp0nent 0f virt0al reality) [11:53] SB: (and req0ires a m0dic0m 0f skill in battle) [11:54] PD: Oh, well, then it's a good thing we have you around, you stalwart brawler you! [11:54] SB: (Thankf0lly, the advent 0f the Strife Specib0s has made learning t0 fight m0ch easier than back in the day) [11:54] SB: (Yes, q0ite) [11:54] SB: (als0, there is an "entry 0rder" 0f s0me kind) [11:55] PD: Can I get some tips? We should hold a thing. [11:55] PD: Hold a symposium. [11:55] PD: Have you educate us plebs on the matter. [11:55] SB: (I shall be teaching 00r entire gr00p h0w t0 d0 battle 0nce we have all beg0n) [11:56] SB: (B0t, that is als0 why I c0nc0cted the 0rder I did) [11:56] PD: So am I first, last or in the middle? [11:56] SB: (cG is the first player, Servered by Iris, wh0 is servered by myself, theb Lily and finally y00rself) [11:56] PD: Is this a hotseat thing? [11:57] SB: (That way th0se 0f 0s wh0 can fight will have entered first, all0wing 0s t0 create a f00th0ld fr0m which t0 c0mbat the challenges the game will thr0w at 0s) [11:57] SB: (I s0pp0se?) [11:57] SB: (Basically, each pers0n in the chain is resp0nsible f0r being the "Server Player" 0f the pers0n bef0re them) [11:57] PD: So we switch? [11:57] SB: (They administer the game, and make s0re everything is w0rking sm00thly f0r their "Client") [11:58] SB: (N0, each pers0n has b0th a "Server Player" and a "client Player") [11:58] SB: (at least, that is what it said 0n the primer I recieved a few days ag0) [11:58] PD: Sounds super complicated, honestly! I hope I can figure it out. [12:00] SB: (D0 n0t w0rry, we shall be here t0 help y00\) [12:00] SB: (Y00 will be resp0nsible f0r helping Lily t0 enter the game, b0t by that p0int every0ne bar cG shall have 0sed the "Server" pr0gram and as s0ch shall be able t0 s0pp0rt y00) [12:01] PD: That sounds pretty non-committal for a knight! Who's this "we"? I demand individual attention! [12:02] PD: Seriously, Lily's always hogging you all to herself. Make time for the rest of us, Mercyl. [12:02] SB: (Well, "We" reffering t0 every0ne else in the sessi0n) [12:03] SB: (Believe y00 me, ) [12:03] SB: (I try my hardest t0 d0 s0) [12:03] SB: (B0t really, every0ne will be helping y00) [12:03] SB: (I d0 n0t see the iss0e with that) [12:05] PD: You better! If I get stuck at the bottom of the pole for going last I'll be so mad! [12:05] SB: (I d0 n0t see why y00 w00ld) [12:06] SB: (It is the 0bligati0n 0f every member 0f 00r gr00p t0 s0pp0rt each0ther; I believe it is simply referred t0 as "Teamw0rk" by m0st) [12:06] SB: (I w00ld call it a s0cial c0ntract 0f s0pp0rt and c0mradeship, b0t s0metimes laymans terms w0rk j0st as well) [12:07] PD: What if everyone else is busy goofing off, huh? Poor lil me would be all kinds of disadvantaged! [12:08] SB: (If it ever c0mes t0 that, be aware that I shall make time f0r y00) [12:08] SB: (That I swear 0p0n my h0n0r as a n0bleman, and as an Englishman) [12:09] PD: Ha! There we go, that's much better. [12:11] PD: Be prepared for some work, if it comes to that! I'm not going easy on you just because you're nice! [12:11] SB: (The sentiment is m0t0al) [12:13] PD: Goody! Now back to work! [12:13] PD: I'll make that request later. Look forward to it, knight-o!
>Spotlight: change to Iris You are now IRIS. >Iris: be pestered incessantly Look at all those bothersome people wanting to chat to you. You aren't sort of a big deal so you have the time. >Iris: chat with Lily
[10:52] -- roseBud [RB] began pestering hiddenMessage [HM] at 22:52 -- [10:52] RB: heya~ [10:52] HM: Lily. [10:52] HM: Hello. [10:52] RB: how you doing~~ [10:52] HM: I am presently okay. [10:52] HM: How about you: [10:52] RB: i am presently bored~ [10:53] RB: school was a drag today~ [10:53] HM: I'd imagine it is. [10:53] HM: Unfortunately, I'm homeschooled, since my cousin once worked as a teacher. [10:53] HM: So I can't relate with you. [10:53] RB: is your cousin ever boring~ [10:53] HM: No, but he is... [10:54] HM: disagreeable. [10:54] RB: i hear you there~ [10:54] HM: He keeps bringing friends over to play his shitty games. Says he does it for the luck. [10:54] RB: oh~ now i dont~ [10:54] HM: Thankfully, he's not home at the moment. [10:54] HM: He never cleans up, though. I need to watch out for the caltrops. [10:54] RB: i was just gonna say that my teachers hate people that tell them theyre wrong~ but thats much worse~ [10:55] RB: calwhatnows~ [10:55] HM: Dice. [10:55] RB: oh~ [10:55] RB: thats a fancy way to say dice~ [10:56] HM: 4 sided dice. They are slightly pointy. Step on one that's standing up and your foot is a living nightmare of pain. [10:56] RB: is it as bad as stepping on a lego~ [10:56] RB: i hear those things are pretty painful too~ [10:57] HM: I guess? Never had them. [10:57] RB: same~ though ive seen them at my friends places~ [10:58] RB: theyre square and pointy~ [10:58] HM: Yes, I am aware. [10:59] RB: yeah~ your brother sounds like he sucks~ [10:59] HM: I don't leave home much, though. The cold here kills. [10:59] HM: I mean, he's kind of a pretentious asshole, but I can tell he cares at least a little bit. [10:59] RB: my sis is always looking out for me~ so i cant relate~ [10:59] RB: i dont really see her though~ [10:59] RB: shes always locked up in her room doing stuff~ [11:00] RB: but i respect that~ [11:00] HM: I guess it's the same for me. I keep myself locked up all the time. My cousin only chats to me when I'm outside of my room. [11:01] HM: So... I can relate to your sister. [11:01] RB: maybe i can relate to your bro then~ [11:01] RB: i mean~ i guess were both really into something~ [11:01] RB: hes into his dice or caltropes or whatever~ [11:02] RB: and i cover our house with cool anime stuff~ [11:02] RB: she gets mad occasionally~ but shes always got my back~ [11:02] HM: Oh yes. [11:02] HM: I forgot you were a total weeb. [11:02] HM: That's fine, however. [11:02] RB: rude ~ [11:03] HM: I write bad fiction. We're on even footing. [11:03] RB: well youre a total weeb for writing bad fiction~ [11:03] RB: thats fine~ though~ [11:03] RB: ~ [11:04] HM: Hmph. - n- [11:04] RB: oh dont get all grumpy~ [11:04] RB: you did it to me~ [11:04] RB: so i get to do it to you~ [11:05] RB: thats fair~ [11:05] RB: ~ [11:05] HM: I know ~ uo [11:05] HM: So. [11:05] HM: There is this new game. It's all the rage. [11:05] HM: Sb-something. [11:05] RB: oh yeah~ bast was talking about that~ [11:05] RB: sburb~ right~ [11:06] HM: Yes. Sburb. That. [11:06] RB: he offered to buy me a copy of that~ [11:06] RB: but my sis is already getting it for me~ [11:06] HM: Incredible. [11:07] RB: im really excited about it~ [11:07] HM: My cousin would buy it for me, but I don't want to mess with him. Plus, he's off playing with friends, which is a first. [11:07] HM: I think. [11:07] HM: I'll get Bast to get it for me. [11:07] RB: yes~ [11:07] RB: guilt trip him~ [11:07] RB: until he buys it for you~ [11:07] RB: perfect plan~ [11:07] HM: I'm not that much of a bitch, Lily. [11:08] HM: It's not like he doesn't have money to spare. [11:08] RB: make sure to tell him your broke~ [11:08] RB: and you reeeaaallly want to play the game with him~ [11:08] HM: Geez. - _- [11:08] RB: ~ [11:08] RB: itll work~ trust me~ [11:08] HM: No. [11:08] HM: I'll just ask nicely. [11:08] RB: yes~ [11:09] RB: but thats the boooooring way~ [11:09] HM: Now if you'll excuse me, I'll chat with a certain rich britishman, which a certain friend might or might not have a thin for ~ uo [11:10] RB: maybe ill get to be his administrator~ thatd be fun~ [11:10] HM: See, you're totally over him. [11:10] RB: see yah~ [11:10] RB: have fun with him~ [11:10] HM: Goodbye, at least for the moment. [11:10] -- hiddenMessage [HM] ceased pestering roseBud [RB] at 23:10 --
[11:10] -- hiddenMessage [HM] began pestering stalwartBrawler [SB] at 23:10 -- [11:10] HM: Sebastian. [11:11] SB: (Iris) [11:11] HM: Sburb. [11:11] HM: Lily told me about it. [11:11] SB: (Yes, I already 0btained y00 a c0py, it sh00ld be arriving any m0ment n0w) [11:12] HM: Great. [11:12] HM: By the way. [11:13] HM: Lily really wanted me to be a bitch to you. [11:13] HM: I believe she might have a thing for you. [11:13] SB: (That is...) [11:13] SB: (Q0ite the asserti0n) [11:14] SB: (N0t that I disagree with it; she has certainly been q0ite f0rward) [11:14] HM: Yes. [11:14] HM: That or she might be a terrible person, but probably not the case. [11:14] SB: (Q0ite) [11:14] HM: You're a rich britishman anyways. You must be all the rage. [11:15] SB: (As I have t0ld her, I d0 n0t have time f0r c00rtship) [11:15] SB: (That, and) [11:15] SB: (It is n0t 0nlikely that my event0al partner shall be ch0sen f0r me) [11:15] SB: (B0t, that is the b0rden a m0narch m0st bear) [11:16] HM: So kingly. [11:16] HM: High and mighty. [11:17] HM: It's not like you're the Queen's son anyways. At least then you might be immortal. [11:18] SB: (Well, I am related t0 her, th00gh n0t cl0sely, n0) [11:18] SB: (B0t I have been br00ght 0p 0nder the ass0mpti0n that I may have t0 take the thr0ne at any m0ment) [11:18] SB: (As y00 all very well kn0w) [11:19] HM: That would take a lot of the queen's relatives being unavailable. [11:19] SB: (It has happened bef0re, s0 we m0st be ready) [11:19] HM: Plus whatever unholy medicine Britain has will keep her going for like a bajillion years. [11:20] SB: (00r r0yalty d0es tend t0 live l0ng and pr0sper00s lives, yes\) [11:20] SB: (Still, even if I d0 n0t bec0me King, I will be expected t0 d0 s0mething great. A member 0f Parlaiment is m0ch m0re likely, and I am hardly adverse t0 the n0ti0n) [11:21] HM: I guess. [11:21] HM: But for now you're just some teenager who happens to be related to the royalty and rich and lives with his uncle. [11:21] SB: (Th00gh n0 matter what, I d00bt i will have m0ch say in my ch0ice 0f partner. Wh0mever I am t0 be married t0 will likely be a ch0ice 0f p0litical gain, made by my Parents and\0r 0nlce.) [11:22] SB: (I s0pp0se s0) [11:22] SB: (It d0es n0t change the fact that a relati0nship between Lily and myself w00ld be virt0ally imp0ssible, which she kn0ws as well as I d0) [11:22] SB: (Tr0ly, I d0 n0t 0nderstand why she c0ntin0es t0 p0sh the matter\) [11:23] HM: She can travel there, but anyone who legitimately cares about you will be really furious if they catch you dating with a commoner. [11:24] SB: (Well, I'm glad y00 0nderstand) [11:24] SB: (Thank y00) [11:27] HM: I don't understand. It's just kinda dumb that everyone has to have arranged love and it can't be with someone normal. [11:27] HM: It just feels fake. [11:28] SB: (D0 n0t miss0nderstand; I abh0r the idea as m0ch as y00 d0) [11:28] SB: (It d0es n0t change the reality 0f the sit0ati0n, h0wever) [11:28] HM: Interesting. [11:29] HM: The very fact that they allow you to waste time on the computer and play games instead of just doing whatever royal teenagers do is impressive. [11:29] SB: (It helps that I have d0ne s0 well in the past) [11:30] SB: (B0t believe me, my 0ncle is never happy with me 0nless I am w0rking) [11:30] SB: (Thankf0lly, he als0 0nderstands the need t0 interact with 0thers) [11:30] SB: (A King wh0 d0es n0t kn0w his pe0ple can hardly be fit t0 g0vern, after-all) [11:31] HM: I guess. [11:32] HM: Does your uncle think your interest in non-british stuff is questionable? [11:33] SB: (H0nestly, I find his 0bsessi0n with british media m0re-s0 than he finds my fascinati0n with Japanese media as s0ch) [11:34] SB: (His 00tright addicti0n t0 D0ct0r Wh0 is... Dist0rbing, at times) [11:34] SB: (Especially when he 0ses his skill with r0b0tics t0 create w0rking, AI-c0ntr0lled Daleks and Cybermen f0r me t0 spar with) [11:34] SB: (Excpet, they are made 0f life-size pl0shies 0f th0se races) [11:35] HM: Like uncle... like... nephw, I guess. [11:35] SB: (which makes the experience even m0re s0rreal than it is t0 begin with) [11:35] HM: So your mansion is littered with killer robots? Do they hassle you or something? [11:35] SB: (I am at least capable 0f p0tting aside my h0bbies in the interest 0f w0rking) [11:35] SB: (N0ne are still f0ncti0nal, thank the heavans) [11:35] SB: (I fig0red 00t h0w t0 deactivate them fairly q0ickly) [11:36] HM: Ah. I bet he thinks it's like, a good way to train you or something. [11:36] SB: (A single, lethal strike thr00gh the chest 0f the Cybermen, and a simple l0b0t0my 0f the Daleks) [11:36] SB: (It was, 0p 0ntil the age 0f twelve 0r s0) [11:37] SB: (B0t he has n0t made anything m0re diffic0lt in the interveaning years except 0n very rare 0ccasi0ns, and it has left me wanting f0r challenging 0pp0nents) [11:38] HM: Hmm. [11:38] HM: Maybe perhaps you'll get something, considering how crazy your uncle is. [11:38] HM: He seems kind of tame now, however. [11:39] SB: (That is simply beca0se he has been... c0nfined t0 his wheelchair f0r a while n0w) [11:41] HM: Ah. Yeah. That. [11:41] HM: Kind of a blessing, I guess. [11:41] SB: (It has meant that I cann0t spar with him f0r a while, b0t yes is m0re 0f a p0ssitive than a negative t0 be s0re) [11:46] HM: I mean, it's not a lot to worry a lot. Being crippled doesn't exactly kill you. [11:46] HM: I'd be more worried if he had, like, a aneurysm. [11:46] SB: (Very tr0e) [11:46] HM: Plus, he probably can still put up a fight. [11:48] SB: (0h, certainly) [11:48] SB: (b0t he has simply been av0iding my attempts as-s0-far) [11:48] HM: I guess he just isn't feeling it. [11:49] SB: (He has prefered t0 0se his r0b0tic p0ppets as s0rr0gates, yes) [11:49] HM: You'll have lots of bodyguards, first. If someone manages to get to you, you're probably just dead already. [11:49] HM: So. [11:49] HM: It's not like not having fighting as a training method is bad. [11:49] SB: (Still, a l0rd sh00ld awlays kn0w h0w t0 fight) [11:49] SB: (Th00gh I certainly kn0w h0w t0 d0 s0) [11:49] HM: I mean. [11:50] HM: Just in case, you ever become such a asshole that I need to stop you. [11:50] HM: I'll probably try and brainstorm a way to sneak my way into your royal palace. [11:51] HM: I have quite the knowledge in spies, as you know. Sneaking in shouldn't be hard. [11:51] SB: (Well, every m0rnarch needs a spy master) [11:51] SB: (I'm s0re y00r credentials w00ld make y00 q0ite capable) [11:51] SB: (And, sh00ld I ever fail in my d0ty) [11:52] HM: Oh, no. [11:52] SB: (I w00ld agree that it sh00ld fall t0 y00 t0 see me p0t d0wn, and s0me0ne capable p0t in my place) [11:52] HM: You won't fail in your duty, of course. I just don't want you becoming a problem. [11:52] HM: You are already kind of an ass. I'd rather you not become even more of one. [11:52] HM: Mister Douchebag Supreme. [11:55] SB: (Well, I d0 s0pp0se it c0mes with the territ0ry) [11:55] SB: (I'm s0rry y00 feel that way) [11:55] HM: Hey. [11:55] HM: You're still my friend. [11:55] HM: I am not going to kill you if you someday decide to go on a rampage. [11:55] HM: Just calm you down. Somehow. [11:56] HM: I wouldn't be able to hurt anyone, anyways. [11:56] SB: (Well, if s0ch a time ever c0mes, I shall thank y00 f0r it) [11:56] HM: If it ever happens. Probably not. [11:56] HM: They're training you to be a d-bag, but at least a respectable d-bag [11:57] HM: Plus, you need to be agreeable. Otherwise you get problems. The queen is always so charismatic. [11:58] HM: Your decisions might be loathed, but if you are skilled enough people won't really care. [11:58] SB: (Well, I certainly cann0t dissagree with that) [12:00] HM: They're teaching you the brunt of the stuff first. Probably will teach you to not be disagreeable later. [12:01] HM: You should also tell PD anc CG about the game, too, if you want them to play. [12:01] SB: (Well, I've certainly had plenty 0f classes 0n manners already) [12:01] HM: Yeah. [12:01] SB: (th00gh I have n0t had a chnce t0 test them, bey0nd c0nversati0ns with y00 and the 0thers) [12:01] HM: Are you not allowed to chat with other people that live near you? [12:02] SB: (B0th kn0w already, t0 my kn0wledge) [12:02] HM: Oh, great. [12:02] SB: (I live in a fairly iss0lated estate) [12:02] SB: (I d0 n0t have the chance t0 travel 00tside 0f it very 0ften, and when I d0 myself and th0se with me tend t0...) [12:02] SB: (Intimidate the neighb0rs.) [12:02] HM: I guess nobody really wants to- [12:02] HM: Yeah. [12:02] HM: I thought so. [12:03] HM: I think everyone would be pretty nervous chatting to the Queen for the first time. Or really any ruler or powerful person of a nation. [12:03] SB: (B0t, yes, CG is aware 0f the game already, and was the 0ne t0 bring the idea 0f playing it 0p t0 be) [12:03] SB: (I believe he sp0ke t0 pD afterward, th00gh I am n0t entirely s0re 0n that) [12:03] HM: Really? Huh, I never thought he'd do that. [12:04] SB: (I was s0rprised at the time as well; he did n0t seem the kind t0 be excited 0ver the pr0spect) [12:04] SB: (B0t, here we are) [12:05] HM: Everyone has a first, I guess. [12:05] SB: (Yes, q0ite) [12:06] HM: It also appears that sburb can be played with two players; a administrator and a client, and you can chain it up. [12:06] HM: I guess we'll all do that. [12:06] SB: (That is what I have 0bserved, yes) [12:07] HM: Is there any other information on it? [12:07] SB: (I have p0st0lated a p0ssible 0rder, as well) [12:07] HM: Oh? [12:07] HM: Share it with me. [12:07] SB: (N0t m0ch, 0ther than that the game can be physically taxing, and req0ires a m0dic0m 0f skill in a fight) [12:08] HM: No, the order. [12:08] SB: (My c0rrent plan is f0r cG t0 enter first, then y00rself, then myself, then Lily and finally pD) [12:08] SB: (S0, if y00 d0 n0t have any 0bjecti0ns, that will likely be 00r plan 0f attack) [12:08] HM: And you? [12:09] HM: Wait. [12:09] HM: Nevermind. [12:09] HM: I suppose I'll be your server player. [12:09] SB: (Act0ally, my plan was f0r the 0pp0site\) [12:09] HM: Wait. [12:09] HM: Then the server - client order is... [12:10] SB: (I feel that y00 are the m0st likely t0 be able t0 keep a c00l head when dealing with cG) [12:10] HM: Yes. [12:10] SB: (Which, as the first 0ne t0 attempt the 0se 0f the server c0mmands, is an imp0rtant trait t0 p0ssess) [12:10] HM: Myself -> CG -> You -> Lily -> PD -> Me? [12:11] HM: Or perhaps. [12:11] SB: (n0, my plan was f0r the 0rder t0 be) [12:11] HM: You -> Myself -> CG -> Lily -> PD -> yourself (order of entry doesn't matter) [12:11] SB: (cG <- Y00rself <- Myself <- Lily <- pD) [12:12] SB: (Then, 0f c00rse, ti will wrap back ar00nd) [12:12] HM: Interesting. [12:14] HM: So, physically taxing. Hmm. I guess they're experimenting with virtual reality. [12:14] SB: (It seems t0 be, yes) [12:15] HM: I have not played a game like that yet. It'll be fun. [12:15] SB: (And there will be a c0mbat element within that virt0al reality, s0 we sh00ld all be prepared t0 fight) [12:15] SB: (Yes, q0ite s0) [12:15] HM: Oh, don't worry. [12:15] HM: I've been taught a few things by my cousin. He isn't pushy about it thought. Just like, was a self-defense class I suppose. [12:16] SB: (G00d, that sh00ld help 0s in 00r "Advent0re") [12:16] SB: (I am m0re w0rried ab00t Lily and pD) [12:17] SB: (Lily's ch0ice 0f weap0n is... q0esti0nable, t0 say the least) [12:17] HM: PD is... confined to a wheelchair. [12:17] SB: (yes) [12:17] SB: (That is why I want t0 have them enter last; that way Y00, I and cG can be prepared t0 s0pp0rt them, especially pD) [12:18] HM: I guess. [12:18] HM: I don't have any experience with wheelchair people. You do, however. [12:18] HM: You'll be valuable to her. [12:18] HM: Don't screw it up. [12:20] SB: (I w00ldn't dream 0f it) [12:20] HM: Yeah. [12:20] HM: You are the most qualified person out of us. [12:21] HM: Lily is a silly kid. I do nothing all day. CG is... I guess he's just chill, and PD is a cripple. [12:21] SB: (I certainly have the m0st f0rmal training 00t 0f 00r gr00p, yes) [12:22] SB: (B0t that is als0 why I d0 n0t want t0 be the first t0 enter; it is imp0rtant t0 gather inf0rmati0n bef0rehand and I believe that cG will be the best s0ited t0 the task) [12:22] HM: I do hope you have no training before you play the game, though. That would be bad. [12:22] HM: Yes, plus, he's the one who wants us to play a game. [12:23] SB: (very tr0e) [12:23] SB: (and D0 n0t w0rry; I have made s0re that my training is 0ver with bef0rehand) [12:23] SB: (the 0nly pr0blem will be if Lily delays in getting her server set 0p) [12:23] HM: Great. [12:24] SB: (and even then, 0nly if she delays f0r a sizable ch0nk 0f time) [12:24] HM: I mean, yeah, that'd be tedious. [12:24] HM: Plus, it's just a game, she can take her time. [12:24] HM: What could go wrong? [12:24] SB: (A m0narch m0st always be prepared f0r the w0rst) [12:25] SB: (Speaking 0f being prepared, I m0st away t0 make s0re that all 0f the preparati0ns are ready) [12:25] HM: Aw. [12:25] SB: (And, if I'm c0rrect, y00r game sh00ld have arrived by n0w) [12:25] HM: Well, I suppose that's life. [12:25] HM: Oh. [12:25] HM: Oh, awesome! [12:25] SB: (I s0ggest y00 g0 and c0llect it, s0 that we may begin) [12:25] HM: I'll check it out. [12:25] HM: I need to talk to CG first, and he's not online, though. [12:25] SB: (I sent the physical c0py, as I was 0nable t0 directly send the digital 0ne, s0 it sh00ld have arrived in the mail) [12:25] HM: I'll check. [12:26] SB: (Really? Hmm, well, h0pef0lly he is preparing j0st as we ar) [12:26] SB: (Either way, I m0st be g0ing) [12:26] HM: Yeah. [12:26] SB: (I will speak t0 y00 s00n) [12:26] HM: Do your monarch duties. [12:26] HM: Okay. [12:26] HM: Goodbye. [12:26] SB: (G00d aftern00n) [12:26] -- stalwartBrawler [SB] ceased pestering hiddenMessage [HM] at 00:26 -- [12:26] -- stalwartBrawler [SB] began pestering hiddenMessage [HM] at 00:26 -- [12:27] -- hiddenMessage [HM] ceased pestering stalwartBrawler [SB] at 00:27 --
Looks like the mailman just left. Unfortunately, you can see your COUSIN approaching home, so you'll have to be quick. >Dramatically change to someone else just as you are about to exit your room.
*Schick* With a satisfying sound, you embed your STEEL RAPIER within the breast of yet another Cybermen puppet. The Blush android twitches on the end of your blade for a few seconds, right arm torn to shreds and one foot missing entirely, and then the light fades from it's eyes and it goes limp. You place your foot against it and roughly slide it off of your blade, before stowing it back into it's sheathe and subsequently into your SABERKIND specibus. In doing so, you rattle the contraption a bit, causing sprigs to pop out of its back, and a gear to rip part-way out of its knee joint. Lord, you despise these things. You still fail to understand why your father makes them, though having one sneak up on you outside of your training time was a clever way to attempt to catch you off-guard. It failed of course, but credit where credit is due he at least tried to be original this time. As you prepare to sit back at your computer, you hear the doorbell ring, smirk, and make your way out of your room. You step out of your room, and make your way quickly down the stairs to the front-door, where just as you expected there is a pair of small, paper packages sitting on the floor, having been pushed through the mail-slot. Both have the symbol of Sburb in green emblazoned upon them, and you crack a smile in happiness. Snatching the disks up, you dash back up to your room, hearing the tell-tale noise of your Uncles Daleks approaching, and lock your door behind you. Sitting back at your desk, you prepare to open and install the disks when you see pD has messaged you, and you open up pesterchum once again.
You sit back in your chair. That was an... eventful conversation, certainly. You sigh, feeling the ever-present headache coming on, which you squash with a grunt. You look down at the disks on your desk, and a small smile begins to cross your face once again. This is going to be... fun.