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Blivsey
5th February 2013, 3:52 PM
Yes, quite the superb owl. Indubitably.

But let's be honest, here. Nobody else gets to haunt the court. Why should Mana be any different? Nah, he'll die and get left behind just like the others, don't you worry, Nii.
Actually, the only person who's died/Apathy-ed after their shadow's actually shown up was Diego, way way back in UtGoG. Huh. Also worth noting that all the deaths have been boys and the Court-Apathy cases were girls so far. Some GM around here sure likes his imagery.

I promise, I'm hashing out how we want to handle our matchup with TSR right now - as soon as she replies, I'll start work on an update.

InnerFlame
5th February 2013, 4:00 PM
Yeah Nii-san back, I was hoping you would reappear. I guess you're lucky Zinc really wanted to introduce your shadow; it make me excited to see what will happen :3 Are there any other shadow you're dying to show off Zinc?

Superbowl? Oh you mean the guy that got the longest touchdown in history; I totally watch it this year 'cause it was my Dad's birthday. I also heard people are saying it Beyonce fault that half the lights went out. Don't know how true that is.

Niihyl
6th February 2013, 5:54 AM
Haha, it's good to be back, guys. I've missed you all. Also, apparently making a sufficiently screwed up character grants greater immunity to RPG exile. Good to know.

On a somewhat related note, can someone give me a short rundown of recent events? I'll go back and look through the thread, but a concise summary would be nice.

InnerFlame
6th February 2013, 6:12 AM
Okay allow me the honor: everyone meant up in Mr. Testa room (except Joshua and Ciara) to learn learn he was now part of the court. As well as Shinai through JP. And new character Amissa introduced. JP gets mad at Mana when Sofiya suggests that they are in a romanctic relationship and kindly volunteer to remove some 'parts' to make being together easier. Snow and the other Free Candy people were hanging out. Ciara plans to have a party with whoever comes (secret Birthday party for herself) on the following day (that day hasn't come yet). Russell, Sigmund, Halberd has a manly tea party part 2. Sigmund, Halberd and Lace are planning to go visit Theresa and Clarise at the Hospital and going to Ciara's party, Russell is unsure if he'll go. Now we are all meeting up for the night for a training session in which we are paired with someone.

Niihyl
6th February 2013, 6:57 AM
Thanks! So, uh, I haven't actually missed too much. That's good, I guess. I remember Amissa vaguely - Shinai's friend, and thus probably Satan in disguise. Or some Galatea & Pygmalion-level crazy - and I remember castration!Sofiya - one tends to remember that sort of thing. I suppose I could easily cut into the training session with Izzy then, since we're totally going to segue into an action scene. Bring on the gibbering, squamous abominations.

We should chat about that shadow, Zinc.

InnerFlame
6th February 2013, 7:17 AM
No problem, I had that bad feeling myself, ugh my first I've ever started RPG... I can't even look at the thread without feeling bad... It was growing too fast for me and I couldn't keep up with all the enthusiastic people and I got busy. Even when I was free, I didn't want to come back and see disappointed people..... So I can understand what your feeling there.

Back on topic, yay Russell get to be Commanders Sofiya next victim subordinate. Well at least he will be when Golden isn't so busy having a life XD

Mana's shadow..... I predict rainbows and unicorns and so much happiness which will utterly confuse everyone until until they all try to choke the life out of everyone. Okay, not really but wouldn't that be surprising to see for him?

Wordy
10th February 2013, 8:50 PM
Hew is this dirty skank that has crawled out of the gutter?
Oh, it's Niihyl. Welcome back into the fold, sis. Zinc certainly doesn't feel wounded by what he views as a betrayal of sacred holy trust.
If you live beyond April, it'll be an Easter miracle. The bunny'll have to be on your side.
(If Zinc hasn't baked it)

So, I've been kinda busy with coursework and whatever (40% of the final grade, eek, total nervy b) but Ysa's written a Snow/Ciara thing and I have given it the sacred holy Wordy blessing from on high, so we'll (really, Ysa did all the work) be covered.
I understand that peeps are probably busy with something again, but yah. Let people know, so then it can be worked around.
I suppose that the Mana/Izzy pair is done as well, then, if Zinc is in charge of one half of it. Yaaaay.

Also, Liza sounds like such a ***** in that last post. "With all due respect"="**** you". She's like, worse than Ciara.
"I saw my Shadow last night, so yeah. Dead now. Whatever."

Vivian_Bloom
11th February 2013, 11:02 PM
I'll get something up with Randy on the field soon.

Niihyl! Good to see you back.

Blivsey
12th February 2013, 4:07 AM
All right, last week's projects are out of the way, and as such, I'm collaborating with TSR on Sigmund's next move right now, to be posted as soon as the details are hashed out. One more character down - let's keep this not-dead, guys, especially since Nii/TSR/GH are relatively present now.
I'm kinda surprised that no characters have commented on the sudden shearing of Sigmund's obnoxious dreadlocks, though. To be fair, it'd be more obvious in non-written form.

Heh, Liza is indeed becoming more of a landmine than anyone else in the group. At least with Ciara you know up front what you're getting. Actually, between those two, Sofiya, Lace, and whatever baggage Amissa inevitably has, almost none of the remaining girls in this story are safe. No wonder so many of the guys are still single.

Don't think for a second that we don't all read each other's VM conversations, Wordy/Zinc. Gotta say, I'm tickled that "Sigma" is apparently already a thing.

EDIT: Pfft... that's what I get for not watching the context closely enough. Or noticing that "Sigma" isn't a proper concatenation of anything at all. Also, yes, I need to play VLR. Right after I play 999. And about a dozen other things.

InnerFlame
12th February 2013, 4:26 AM
Russell actually prefer not to mess with other people, if Sigmund happy with his dreadlocks he has not problem with it. Beside he think it fit him well.

Sigma? Maybe I should start reading other people's VM because I have no idea what that is.

Zincspider
12th February 2013, 5:01 AM
You haven't played Virtue's Last Reward, have you Bliv? That's just the name of the main character. She ran a random stretch of the Ambidex Game that takes place in the game with names from the RP as placeholders at one point, but that's the only thing I mentioned Sigma in...
In other news, I've been playing the new Fire Emblem for about 4 days straight, after it came in four days late. I'll see you guys next year.

Zincspider
14th February 2013, 11:26 PM
Bliv, TSR, VB.
Don't become liars.
I don't like it when my friends lie to me. Especially on Valentine's Day.
Q.Q
Do you want to make me cry? IN THE SEASON OF LOVE?

Wordy
15th February 2013, 1:03 AM
Also it was my birthday.

So, you know, considering that VB was the only one to actually wish me 'Happy Birthday'...
Yeah. Yeah.
And it's over now.'
Yeah.

Zincspider
15th February 2013, 2:00 AM
Well. how was I supposed to know?D:

Sorry Wordy. I'm so sorry.

...

That still doesn't excuse the lack of posts from everyone.

Vivian_Bloom
15th February 2013, 2:37 AM
Today (Feb 14th) was a lil' busy, bein' a holiday n' all, Zinc. I'm sure you can understand. Please don't rush me.

I am your friend and I don't go back on what I say. Give me a moment..

Zincspider
15th February 2013, 2:43 AM
Shhhh, it's alright now.Time to take the post for the joke it was, VB. I'm working on a post of my own as well for the night.
I ain't actually angry or anything. Just goofin' around.

niedude
15th February 2013, 2:59 AM
Expect my post coming soon.

GoldenHouou
21st February 2013, 9:08 AM
Post done. Not all caught up yet though, gotta read the DT and uh yeah.

Back anyway. You may now cheer.

Zincspider
23rd February 2013, 7:05 AM
I'm cheering.
In my heart.
And outside of it.
Your sig now just says 'GH'? Laaaaaaaaame (secretly thinks it's awesome)

GoldenHouou
23rd February 2013, 8:50 AM
O HAI GAIZ I DREW YOU AND SHIZ NOW BOW TO SNOW'S BISHOUNEN-NESS.
(http://vegavis.deviantart.com/art/We-are-the-BOSSES-355925160)
Yeah, so, after meaning to draw everyone for ages, I finally got to doing it. It was fun, and good practice. Enjoy?

Also, if you think there's something wrong with the way i drew your character (too girly, too long hair, etc.), feel free to tell me. I'm planning to draw a proper group pic of everyone later on, and if nobody says otherwise, I'm going to use the same designs I did here. So speak up if you want something altered before it's too laattte.

I will never again touch Sig's hair though. Or JP's. I know I butchered them but fssst. I tried. And no Zinc, you don't get to complain that Randy has his goggles. You haven't drawn him without them either so **** you.

Zincspider
23rd February 2013, 8:57 AM
And no Zinc, you don't get to complain that Randy has his goggles. You haven't drawn him without them either so **** you.
Fair enough. You don't get to complain that Sofiya has no legs in the RP now. Cause you haven't drawn her with them. }83 Two can play at this game.
Not that I mind at all. Goggles are cool.

You're goddamn sexy, you know that, GH? It's almost a good enough picture to go on the fridge. Almost.

GoldenHouou
23rd February 2013, 9:00 AM
Fair enough. You don't get to complain that Sofiya has no legs in the RP now. Cause you haven't drawn her with them. }83 Two can play at this game.

I have, I just haven't shown them to you because you aren't worthy of dem sexy legs.


You're goddamn sexy, you know that, GH?

I do.

Now go comment on the pic, I love comments.

niedude
23rd February 2013, 6:43 PM
Holy crap can GH draw
I'm secretly angsty at how much sexier Halberd is than JP, though. Dat goatee.

And you didn't really butcher JP's hair at all. That was actually pretty much how I initially imagined him. I only started picturing him with the classical gelled up look after people started drawing him like that. Frankly, I like him both ways. The important thing is: Short hair + stubble = sexyness and wet panties.

What's this? I have to post?
On it :X

Vivian_Bloom
24th February 2013, 7:38 AM
Great drawing, GH! I think I like Halberd and Snow a little more now. I didn't know Randy wore goggles? He's like a super hero! I love our leader!

It's good to have you back, dude!

Niihyl
24th February 2013, 8:27 AM
Oho, that's just excellent. I've never had that much sexiness on my monitor except that one time when firefox crashed because of... tabs.

I love their expressions too. It's the facial expressions that really make the characters feel the way they're supposed to.

I terms of splendor, I rank it above the Grand Canyon, but slightly below my personal mirror ~ <3

GoldenHouou
25th February 2013, 2:15 PM
@Niedude: Thank God, 'cause I fought with his hair a lot. You don't wanna know what it originally looked like before I revised it like, thrice. Imma try to use that reference of yours next time though.

@VB: Thanks man, am glad to be back!

@Niihyl: Sure. The sexiness of... tabs. Don't worry man, porn sites kill my browser too, we've all been there.


I terms of splendor, I rank it above the Grand Canyon, but slightly below my personal mirror ~ <3

I think I can live with that.

Zincspider
28th February 2013, 3:41 AM
My new laptop's monitor blacked out on me. The rest of it works fantastically. I just can't see anything.
So I can't do anything for two days at least. Then I'll get my old laptop back.
just before my birf-day, too.
So, don't get too crazy guys.
Wear protection.


Like, armor, I mean. Protect your tender bits.

Zincspider
3rd March 2013, 2:48 AM
Hey guys, for those of you who didn't realize it, it's my birthday (and by 'those of you' I mean, 'everyone but GH').
So, that's great.
So, you know what you can give your incredibly sexy (and also good looking!) GM for his birthday?
A niiiiiiiice post. So I can do something.

InnerFlame
3rd March 2013, 3:04 AM
Oh... Well, Happy Birthday incredibly sexy and also good looking Zinc (no sarcasm intended but it's there). My post is almost done I just have to finish it. Not Sure how to have Russell respond to Sofiya... training methods.

Son_of_Shadows
3rd March 2013, 1:45 PM
I'm working on something, but I've been so busy this last week that I haven't had much time. I will endeavour to post by the end of the day. Because I know how much everyone loves to see Joshua getting beaten like a cheap drum.

niedude
3rd March 2013, 3:18 PM
Hey guys, for those of you who didn't realize it, it's my birthday (and by 'those of you' I mean, 'everyone but GH').
So, that's great.
So, you know what you can give your incredibly sexy (and also good looking!) GM for his birthday?
A niiiiiiiice post. So I can do something.

What are you talking about? I didn't forget about your b-day!
Here's proof: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSIb3OP4sClY1IxhFaGR5YHSnq7fHjoX bNuFDxLuBxlif5TFOtDcw

Also, I actually posted already. Yeah. Who'd have though? :P

Niihyl
3rd March 2013, 9:25 PM
I totally remembered, I just failed to fully express my salutations in verbal form. But happy birthday, Zinc. May you stand strong against the unrelenting tides of age and decrepitude.

I guess the most reasonable courses of action from here on out would be to either stab Izzy or wait for an update. Hmm... choices, choices.

Zincspider
3rd March 2013, 9:54 PM
Then stab him.
That is, if you have nothing else to say. Nothing at all to talk with him about. Honestly, it's not all fighting an angst (I know, right?). Strike up a conversation.
Or stab him, if you want the easy way out.
Just write him as going through the motions with training. He's not into that very much. But he'll be doing his best not to get hurt.

Vivian_Bloom
5th March 2013, 8:33 PM
Gonna be out of town for the next couple days for some testing. There won't be internet access, so bunny Lace if you need to. I'll get to work on that post soon as I get back.

Oh, Happy birthday, Zinc! Again! I give you the gift of unbelievably warm feelings, laughter, and memories of the spring that will last forever. Aahh... Enjoy!

EDIT:

I'll post tomorrow (3/11). Don't wanna slow things down.

Zincspider
11th March 2013, 2:42 PM
http://koniyo.deviantart.com/art/girls-just-wanna-have-lollypop-358872287

This weekend I was working on my Photoshop project, and it took forever. And then I had to study for my Geology test for Today.
But something good did happen.
You see that link up there? Someone drew a character from the RP without me requesting it. They were looking at my gallery and asked if they could draw her.
I said, "yeah, if you beg", and after they begged for the third time, I allowed it.*

*(This isn't true. I squee'd and said it made my night. I said yes right away and they got to work, and did it quick, I'm impressed and thankful.)

Son_of_Shadows
11th March 2013, 9:44 PM
... Does this mean we have fans?

Zincspider
11th March 2013, 11:39 PM
No.
Absolutely not.
It means someone went through my gallery. We have no fans. Never speak like that again. Not that you guys don't deserve them.
The mere thought of ans puts pressure on me like you wouldn't believe. I couldn't take it. I'd snap.

Zincspider
12th March 2013, 6:15 PM
http://utgog.tumblr.com/
Umm, guys, I'm starting to archive our stuff, you know. On Tumblr.
I plan on posting as soon as VB does, but I'll be looking over our work, proofreading, and posting each of our posts on Tumblr over time.
It's gonna take a while, but stop by and read up on what we've done all in one place. It brings back memories.

Niihyl
13th March 2013, 5:18 AM
So does this mean all of my s**t is going to be [more] permanently archived somewhere on the internet?

Damn. On the other hand, that's pretty cool. An epic saga remastered, now on DVD and Blu-Ray. And we even have fan profilestalker-art now!

Vivian_Bloom
14th March 2013, 1:09 AM
Sorry for the hold-up, but I finally got it up. Hey, that rhymed, and can be taken multiple ways... That too.

Wait, GoG/POP/BOSS is getting a compilation? Nice, Zinc! I've never done anything on Tumblr before, but if there's any help you need with archiving then I'm down. Sounds neat.

Zincspider
14th March 2013, 1:50 AM
Well, I'm really happy you posted VB, but you might want to make the Saturnus jump happen when the Court begins. You can probably skip to that in your post after a bit of running and a bunch of breaks, you don't have to get into detail about it. Basically, keep it the way it is, just move the actually preformance to later. Make all the taunts and demands, and jokes you want, it's all in good fun and I'll have Randy reply in kind.
Seeing as you can't really talk to your Persona or use their abilities outside of the Court. Mana does it... but that's because he's nuts and actually talking to himself.

I'd really love to get a post up tonight, and I might if I take a trip to the library (I'm in the computer lab right now), but my laptop died on me... it's only three months old, and the monitor is going off. It did this earlier in the month but fixed itself. I ain't taking anymore chances. I'm sending it it. On Friday I'll have my old one to use, so it's not a big perma thing...
Hell, I'll write a post just to get my mind off things right now.

Yes it is. As well as I can do, but I have confidence in myself. I'm interning as assistant Cameraman this weekend, so that's exciting, and I have an After Effects project, but when I have free time, I spend it thinking about this RP and what to do... even if I'm not able to do it at the moment.
Maybe no computer will send a kick up my *** to get something going.

InnerFlame
14th March 2013, 4:47 AM
Really I think that Monmon, errr... Monster Guy is a fan of ours. He reads it even though he's not in the RPG.

Yay we have a Tumblr... I totally know what that is... *really doesn't* I'm excited about it like everyone one else. On another note I finally stop being a slacker and posted.

Vivian_Bloom
14th March 2013, 11:02 PM
Alright, Zinc, it's been re-edited for theatrical release at the director's request. I wasn't too sure on the whole 'talking to your Persona outside of the Court' stuff. I always guessed that since it's a part of who you are it'd be the same as talking to yourself, but the summoning was probably too much. This clears up alot, and makes things so much easier in the future. Thanks. Mana's so cool...

Good luck with the camera-work. You've been doing that kinda thing for a while, right? Right.
Now get out there, grit 'dem teeth, and you show 'em what's what!

Zincspider
19th March 2013, 4:03 AM
Hey guys, work this weekend took more out of me than I thought it would.
But I have good news and bad news.
The good news is I'm finally finishing the QnA section I started months ago. The bad news is, I lost everyone's answers. I know I needed to finish Russell, Mana, and Miyuki... but who else do I need answers from? If your QnA didn't get put up, please resend the answers. If you didn't have yours put up, and you deleted the answers as well, I'll send the questions to you and let you go over them again.
Sorry about this guys. That what happens when you purge your inbox and don't pay attention.

And you're right Lace, it is part of yourself... a part of yourself that manifests during the Court. You can think to yourself and assume what your Persona would say though. I'm sure your characters would have a good idea.

niedude
20th March 2013, 4:01 PM
I'm pretty sure you didn't do JP, so I'll send those answers again

GoldenHouou
20th March 2013, 4:16 PM
Send the questions again because this


That what happens when you purge your inbox and don't pay attention.

Pretty much happened to me too.

Also you should add the sketch thing I did to our group gallery on dA too. I tried but baww I lack the right.

Also dat Liza.

And Mon's our fan, yeah. He's also my fan in general \canon.

I think I replied to like everything going on now.

Also, Zinc, we're playing a game right now. I'm giving you two options, so choose wisely, kk?

1. Spell my name right on the Tumblr page or
2. Watch me draw Randy and Izzy with the other meaning of brotherly love involved

Gogo.

The amount of time it takes for me to post my next post may or may not also be dependent on your answer. Just sayin'.

Zincspider
20th March 2013, 4:23 PM
Well, I sent it back GH, and thank you Niedude.

I will, I plan on adding pretty much everything onto the Tumblr when I have the time.

Well, seeing as 2 wouldn't happen for a year and a day, I'm tempted... but I already fixed it so I pick 1.

GoldenHouou
20th March 2013, 11:37 PM
Good choice. And don't tempt me man, you don't know how desperately I need some time off from from all of my work. Drawing porn brotherly love would have been a great excuse. Would've been done in an hour.

Anyway, I'll send replies to those questions in the next few days or so.

Niihyl
21st March 2013, 5:55 AM
Zinc is a filmographomotologist? Your voodoo doll has been updated with goatee and beret, cap'n!

I vote for the brotherly love. Names are soon forgotten, but brotherly love is forever. Especially when immortalized in art.

As for questions... er, yeah, I'm pretty absolutely sure I missed that. Mind if you toss me those?

Zincspider
21st March 2013, 3:51 PM
...I'm an intern doing what I can. I'd love to direct, but who doesn't? And that'll be a very ineffective Voodoo doll. I have neither of those. I have no desire to own one, and I can't grow the other (Yeah, growing berets is hard).

Niihyl. Get back in the box.

Done.

Zincspider
22nd March 2013, 5:42 AM
Alright guys, I have something to admit here.
For the past four years, my dad has been fighting cancer.
Two hours ago, he died.
It's in the past few months it's been getting worse, and it finally killed his liver and kidneys.

For a while now, I haven't been able to think straight, I haven't been able to sleep well... but I think it happened the best way it could.
He dropped me off at school on Monday and I could tell something was wrong. This morning I got called to the hospital. When I got there, he was sleeping, gasping for air. I talked to him the best I could but he couldn't hear me.
Right before he passed though, his eyes opened, and he finally saw I was there. That was the last time I saw him breathe.
That's all I wanted. I knew this was a long time coming. I just wanted him to know I was there to the end and loved him.

I'm not going to get to posting right away guys. I'm still torn up.
But I just wanted to come straight with you, even though I've been feeding you bullcrap like 'school work' or something.

Thanks for listening.

GoldenHouou
22nd March 2013, 8:16 AM
Hoshit man, I'm so sorry to hear that. Yeah, posting shouldn't be anywhere near your top priorities right now.

I'm bad with stuff like this but I'm sorry for your loss, and I'm glad you got to see him before he passed. I'm sure he was glad too.

Ysavvryl
22nd March 2013, 10:09 PM
That's pretty rough there, Zinc. Take care of yourself and be with your family now.

Vivian_Bloom
22nd March 2013, 10:31 PM
That's terrible. I have no idea what you must be feeling right now, but at least you had some sort of closure. You'll be okay, I know it. Take the time you need to collect yourself. We'll be here.

InnerFlame
22nd March 2013, 11:15 PM
I can kind of understand what you're going through my Uncle has been fighting cancer for years; spent all of last year and this year in the hospital, lost his leg above the knee due to an infection that his body couldn't fight off. He died less than a month ago but he got his wish of dying at home around his family. Though he wasn't in my immediate family it is still quite saddening, it must be much worst when it's someone much closer.

I wish the best for you and your family.

Niihyl
23rd March 2013, 2:58 AM
Damn, man, that's an awful thing to go through. For what it's worth, you've got our support and well-wishes. Take whatever time you need to set things straight.

Kiruria
25th March 2013, 6:58 AM
@Zincspider: Oh my, how sad! Yes, this grief is a common thing. I have felt it myself... except in my case the cancer victim was my cat. It's especially hard if you actually watch them die. It's the sort of image that becomes a scar of sorts on the soul. But everything's okay and supportive of this now (or at least I hope so), and yay, this gives me an excuse to delay posting further.


O HAI GAIZ I DREW YOU AND SHIZ NOW BOW TO SNOW'S BISHOUNEN-NESS.
(http://vegavis.deviantart.com/art/We-are-the-BOSSES-355925160)
Yeah, so, after meaning to draw everyone for ages, I finally got to doing it. It was fun, and good practice. Enjoy?

Also, if you think there's something wrong with the way i drew your character (too girly, too long hair, etc.), feel free to tell me. I'm planning to draw a proper group pic of everyone later on, and if nobody says otherwise, I'm going to use the same designs I did here. So speak up if you want something altered before it's too laattte.

I will never again touch Sig's hair though. Or JP's. I know I butchered them but fssst. I tried. And no Zinc, you don't get to complain that Randy has his goggles. You haven't drawn him without them either so **** you.

Oh, wow, this proves how long it's been since I last saw the DT. Anyway, good job! For the most part, I had an easy time identifying everyone before looking at their written names. Haha, the first thing I thought when I saw Halberd was "Wow, he looks young!" But that's probably because I'm used to imagining him in his mid-twenties and am just not used to seeing him in high school. I would probably make his hair wavier in the front and his braid a little thicker, but other than that it looks good.

niedude
26th March 2013, 10:11 PM
OH GOD ZINC

ALL OF MY HUGS
TAKE THEM
take them all ;_;

Blivsey
28th March 2013, 6:38 AM
To cap off our collective thoughts:

Whatever reasons you gave us in the past, you did so because you had personal reasons for not being around as much. Which is fine - we all understand.
Anything that goes on in your real life instantly takes priority over this, and with what you have going on right now we should be among the last of your concerns.

Go and take care of what needs to be taken of. But most importantly, take care of yourself.
We haven't all been where you have, but we still understand how deep this has to cut. It's a hard place to be.
Which is why you need to not rush back into things. Catch your breath. Get back up to fighting speed.

If you want to be out in the open with us, we'll be more than willing to be support. If you don't, that's more than understandable.
Either way, we won't make any demands of you. Your job is now to give your full attention to your personal life. Not us.

So we'll be here for you. Take your time - until you're ready again, we will wait.

TheSequelReturns
28th March 2013, 11:45 AM
^ Everything Blivsey said.

I'm truly sorry to hear that Zinc. Take however long you need, and if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on, we're all here for you.

I wish you and your family comfort through this terrible time.

niedude
28th March 2013, 11:27 PM
Blivsey said it best. We should totes make him our groups speaker for now on.
In a less humorous note: Zinc, we're all here for you, and we will give you all the time in the world to sort out your life, your feelings and your head, and just put this to the side for as long as you need. We'll wait, no matter how long.

Zincspider
10th April 2013, 6:34 PM
Thanks a bunch guys, I might not have replied in the past three weeks, but I've been reading what you said as you've said it, and it helped.
I love you all lots.

Now, if someone can post in the actual thread, I can get another up by tomorrow... I just don't want the RP thread to get on the second page for the first time before I get a chance.

InnerFlame
10th April 2013, 8:00 PM
You're welcome, I'm glad that our words were able to help you through that tough time.

I have nothing to post unfortunately; I'm waiting for Golden's reply. But I have, with much difficultly, been drawing a Persona related drawing. I doubt I'll get it done anytime soon, but it something to look forward to when/if I get it done.

Zincspider
12th April 2013, 6:51 PM
Some of you guys remember when I made a short post everyday right?
Well, I'm not going to promise one everyday, but a bunch of short posts as opposed to long ones seem more manageable and less daunting... I feel like I've had this conversation before.
Don't be afraid to think small guys.

Zincspider
15th April 2013, 9:11 PM
Well, there's the Lace reply.
I'm getting there guys.
I'm getting there.
Just let me know you're still here... feels lonely here.

Blivsey
16th April 2013, 4:04 AM
Siggy and Miyu-Miyu have already done their piece for training, but I might poke around with another short update before we move on to the court.
Nearing the end of the semester, though, we'll see whether that works out.
But for now, it's good to have you back, Great Leader Zinc.

Vivian_Bloom
16th April 2013, 12:18 PM
Hey Zinc, I'm glad you're back. It's so good to hear from you again. Always here if you need us.

Son_of_Shadows
16th April 2013, 8:11 PM
I might see if I can update with JP and Joshua, because I need to do something cathartic, and by that I mean beat the hell out of Joshua.

niedude
19th April 2013, 12:04 AM
Gimme just this weekend. I'll have saturday night free and alone in a house that isn't mine so I'll probably finish up my post then.

Kiruria
20th April 2013, 8:57 AM
Yay, you're back! Well, I would post in the RPG thread, but... I'm kind of waiting on you, as you're the one controlling Wulfgard-sensei. Unless you'd like me to just bunny him in his and Halberd's sparring.

Zincspider
21st April 2013, 11:24 PM
I'm getting there Kirby, I'm getting there. Going down the list of posts as I can.
Also, Bliv made a drawing of Siggy!
http://data3rror.deviantart.com/art/SiggySketch-367049893
Who knew Bliv could draw? I didn't. I thought he just stewarded.

GoldenHouou
22nd April 2013, 4:53 PM
... Sig actually has a dA?

*friend'd and follow'd*

Also I'll get a post up at the start of next month like I've been telling everyone. My hands are tied with 3D models and essays and exams right now.

niedude
22nd April 2013, 10:38 PM
>3D Models

Stick to 2D, GH. Nobody likes 3D. Nobody. It was just an excuse to make movies even more gimmicky and expensive.
Moving on from that last joke

Didn't finish my post. Zinc, feel free to... flail me, or something.
Just don't make it kinky.

GoldenHouou
23rd April 2013, 1:09 AM
Trust me man, I'd love to. But I can't exactly pass my "3D Modeling and Animation" course with 2D stuff.

'sides, we aren't talking about 3D for animation shows, but for games. 3D games are awesome, yo.

\offtopicness.

Yeah, post. I'm one exam and one 3D paw closer to getting to it. Uh. Yes.

\ontopicness.

Niihyl
24th April 2013, 2:06 AM
Goddammit, when did we get backIcan'tmanagetimewell...

Fffff it's actually only been 10 days or so. I'll have a post tomorrow, probably. No education to drag me down.

Blivsey
24th April 2013, 10:18 PM
What's that? Concept sketches and a (short) update?
And I'm finally playing through Persona 4 properly?
Man, the only way I could top this is if I had another related project in the wings. But that'd be too much.

Also, to categorically respond, yeah, I can do design sketches well enough. Kinda part of being an engineer, kinda because I'd always doodle through my high school classes. I've been totally pleased with everyone else's take on his hair in the past, though - most have made him look pretty suave, which is a-OK.

Also also, you guys should totally look at The Enneagram (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheEnneagram) and run character tests (http://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test.php) when you get the chance. It's actually useful in character analysis. (Sigmund turned up 2 with a 3 subtype, which fits him pretty well).


EDIT: TSR did get his up. It's like the second thing on the last page.
And yeah, the second test is much more timely.

Zincspider
25th April 2013, 1:22 AM
Sure I'll do the test...

...
14 PAGES? Bliv, I've got too many little plot devices running around for this!
Still, I'll see what I can do.
As for you post, I would first like to say, thank you. Then I'd like to curse TSR for not getting his up sooner, so Jones would have helped Miyuki, telling her to wear just one pad like a shield and go from there.
EDIT: No, I'm talking about one I've been trying to get him to do for two weeks now. Not that long ago. Something that doesn't exist at the moment.

EDIT: And then I do the second kind of test cause it's quicker and less confusing, and Randy gets a big 2. Like, twice as much as any other number, with 3 and 8 the closest.
EDIT: Liza's a 5... probably didn't need to take the test there.
EDIT: Shinai is a 1. Big surprise. But he does have a bunch of 6 as well. He's a confusing fellow. I had to answer his questions like a perfectionist genius, but also as an insecure person who's relied on someone else all his life.
EDIT: Izzy got big 6 with some 4 thrown in. Makes sense for the future.
EDIT: Jones was really close on three of them coming up with 7-2-9 really close in that order. I would have pegged him as 9 myself.
EDIT: Like the other adult, Garret got three really close, this time 6-5-9. Not sure if nine really suits him, but it's just a test. Not like I have to follow it for my RP. The goes for all of you. Don't think you have to follow the test results for the future.
I know it's a sitcom cliche, but remember the test doesn't decide your future! THE MORE YOU KNOW!

niedude
25th April 2013, 7:52 PM
Took the second test, turns out JP is the embodiment of what it is to be an 8.
http://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/type8.php
Read that, seriously. It's got JP written all over it.


Eights generally have powerful instincts and strong physical appetites which they indulge without feelings of shame or guilt.
No guilt whatsoever. Booze, smokes and girls. Let'em come.


This sometimes necessitates that the Eight opt out of the system entirely, assuming something of an outlaw mentality.
In context, its talking about financial independance. But I can't help but relate this to JP leaving the group and being on his own for a month.

The intimacy and relationships section is too large to quote, but you'll enjoy reading it and relating all that to JP, I guarantee it.


Eights are prone to anger. When severely provoked, or when the personality is unbalanced, bouts of anger can turn into rages. Unhealthy Eights are frankly agressive and when pushed, can resort to violence. Such Eights enjoy intimidating others whom they see as "weak" and feel little compunction about walking over anyone who stands in their way. They can be crude, brutal and dangerous.

Fits him to a T. Kinda reminds me of the time JP "bullied" Russel, during the Izzy court.

Even the title fits him:
JP, Type 8: The Challenger

Zincspider
25th April 2013, 7:59 PM
Oh, that's right,they have little titles... Imma go look at them.

...

"5: The Investigator"

...

Of course it is. What else could it have been?

The others are pretty straightforward accurate as well. The Helper? Not like he can do anything else. The Loyalist? Izzy and Wulfgard... well that one isn't so big. The Enthusiast? Wants adventure? Sounds like Jones.
The Reformer? We'll get into that later.

Vivian_Bloom
26th April 2013, 1:33 AM
Alright, Bliv!

Lace = Type 8: The Enthusiast. 7w8.

They are future oriented, restless people who are generally convinced that something better is just around the corner. They are quick thinkers who have a great deal of energy and who make lots of plans. They tend to be extroverted, multi-talented, creative and open minded.

So JP likes to drink, Liza is our quiet investigator, and Shinai's a perfectionist (We need Liza to drink...). I think we're pretty cool! What's Randy?

Ysavvryl
26th April 2013, 1:55 AM
Snow gets a 6; understandable.

I keep trying to think of something to post, but other than some internal musing, I don't have much for Snow to do at the moment. Maybe I'll post something like that anyhow.

Zincspider
26th April 2013, 2:37 AM
You mean type 7, right Vivian? 8's the challenger.
Randy was type 2, the Helper, it's up there on my earlier post.

Anything would be nice at this point, honestly, Ysa. Wordy said she needed something, anything to kick off of before she could post again.
So, if you have time, it would be appreciated.

Niihyl
29th April 2013, 7:29 AM
Took the long test, picked up 4 and 5 in equal measure for Mana, with 8 close behind. The Individualist, melancholy, afraid of insignificance; and the Investigator, afraid of helplessness and desiring mastery. It's like Wikipedia knows me.

Wrote something, too. Today was a productive day.


We need Liza to drink...

We need everyone to drink. Can you imagine having our entire cast in a room, completely drunk? Field trip!

Son_of_Shadows
29th April 2013, 9:07 PM
I can imagine Joshua being a handsy drunk. JD style.

And we already have drunk Ciara, sort of. Sherry bro. Now we just have to get the rest of them... I smell a Shadow Self power!

EDIT: DID I SERIOUSLY RANK DOWN AGAIN.

Zincspider
29th April 2013, 11:33 PM
Alright, I'm seriously worried about TSR here guys.
He fell off the map for a week now. No contact at all. And he's back home form school for a break. He shouldn't be just away for no reason.
If you guys have any way of contacting him outside of serebii give it a shot would you?
I'm issuing a manhunt for TSR, alive or alive. Anything else... is both depressing and not optimal.

niedude
30th April 2013, 10:27 AM
We need everyone to drink. Can you imagine having our entire cast in a room, completely drunk? Field trip!

Having the entire cast drink kinda makes me want to make JP make his moves on Liza, Miyuki, Sofiya, Halberd and Mana, in that order, depending on how much he drinks.

Why do I feel the need to humiliate my character so much?

Son_of_Shadows
30th April 2013, 6:13 PM
^The same reason I feel the need to beat the crap out of mine.

InnerFlame
30th April 2013, 7:10 PM
I took the test with Russell and 1 just fits him so well. The Reformer- perfectionists, responsible, fixated on improvement. It fits him near perfectly.

Russell would not drink because he's underage and he doesn't do activities that will get him in serious trouble. He will also advised against all of you drinking underage. That's right Russell is a party pooper at the age of fourteen.

niedude
1st May 2013, 3:52 PM
JP would chug beer down his throat at the risk of killing him till the kid either put up or shut up.

ITT: add Russel to that former list.

Vivian_Bloom
6th May 2013, 12:05 AM
Hey Zinc, I plan on posting soon either tomorrow or Tuesday, and I want to ask you something. I don't want to wear Lace or Randy down before the Court with a lot of physical activity so I was thinking of having her just start chatting him for a while doing stretches. Get to know him. Something light. Cool?

Zincspider
6th May 2013, 4:31 AM
That's fine VB. Pretty much what expected.
I finished my last project for the semester tonight. I can relax and just wait for my final two tests now. I'm pooped.
Also, TSR's alive. He sent me an email. That's good to know.

Zincspider
10th May 2013, 3:18 AM
My last final is in 12 hours, and after that, I've got to move out of the dorm on Saturday morning.
Although, in that time period, it's very likely I'll write a post to relieve some steam.
So, VB, if you do plan on posting, I'll be able to bounce off of it along with Kirby and Niihyl's when I get working.
So... chop chop and all that.
Wordy should be returning soon as well, her finals should have been done... yesterday I think?

Kiruria
10th May 2013, 9:14 AM
Huh, first I looked at information about the Enneagram, and thought Halberd would be most suited to an 8 or even 6. But then I took the actual test for him, and he ended up as a 1w2. So, a perfectionist who's also kind and generous. To tell you the truth, that really surprised me at first. But then, after thinking about it some, I think it does make some sense. Ones are afraid of being corrupt and stick to their morals tightly, which is most definitely true of Halberd. The two wing he has is probably a direct result of being the eldest sibling, thus feeling kind of left out while his younger brothers got all the attention. I still don't think he's that self-critical, but I guess one doesn't necessarily have to exhibit all the characteristics. His next runner-up choices were 1w9 and 2w1.

EDIT: Took the test with the Instinctual variant, and instead got a 1 with balanced wings, and also the sexual variant. The latter I found especially appropriate, given how Halberd has pretty much focused on bettering his relationships with specific people (Ciara, Russell, Lace, and maybe Joshua) throughout the RPG.

Vivian_Bloom
11th May 2013, 2:50 AM
Woop Woop! There it is yo! Good luck on your finals.

GoldenHouou
11th May 2013, 7:42 AM
Olook GH posted. I have to vanish for the rest of the weekend however, and won't be around most of next week. But uh, yeah. Wrote that while having a lunch break at work a few days ago, so decided I'd dump it here first.

As for the test, Sofiya got 6w7, which sounds accurate. She's a big-*** worrywart who still tries to find the fun in everything, even it means making herself look stupid.

Zincspider
13th May 2013, 9:37 PM
5 days ago, this RP quietly turned 2 years old.

...

HOW ABOUT DAT?
Anyway, I'm working on a post guys. I just went and saw Iron Man 3 yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Now, I'm busy back at home cleaning my room, but I'll get something out for you cool cats.
Been a year since we've started a Court... I need to change that. Quickly.

Who's up for skipping this junk after I post and getting to the nitty'gritty?

I'm pumped. I just passed my classes and kept my scholarship. And I got all the crying I needed done finished.
We need to get back in gear.
Wordy, when you read this, we need some thread warming. Anyone other than her still need to finish the school year?
Also, niedude, I've been meaning to ask for almost a year now...
WHAT THE EFF IS A CANIS CLOTH?

Ysavvryl
13th May 2013, 11:27 PM
Yay!

No school for me, but certain stories have been stealing a lot of my attention. I'll make time when things get running.

Two years... is not the longest RP I've been in, but still respectable. Let's keep it up!

niedude
14th May 2013, 2:50 AM
We haven't started a Court for a year? What?
That can't be right O.o That can't be right at all!!
Anyways, now that that spaz is outta the way... Yeah, I vote we skip into the good stuff. JP needs something to kill, brutally, already.


Also, niedude, I've been meaning to ask for almost a year now...
WHAT THE EFF IS A CANIS CLOTH?

I had completely forgotten I had this as an icon and description.
Meh, "Canis Cloth" comes from Saint Seiya, and I had started watching Saint Seiya Omega when I picked that. If you don't watch that anime, its a shonen where everyone runs around with armors/cloths based on the constellations. All of them. Including two Canis, Canis Major and Canis Minor. My icon's armor kinda resembles what I imagined a samurai-ish Canis Minor armor to look like.

I stopped watching Saint Seiya Omega like, ten episodes in, and my icon is now terribly outdated. Need to change it with something, now that you mention it... It's just that... Dat laugh.

Blivsey
14th May 2013, 4:20 AM
Yeah, I kinda noticed how long-lived we've been while nosing around today. Pretty impressive, in its own way.

Why was I nosing around, you ask? Because I've been busy making something for you all:

Persona: Upon The Grave of Guilt - FAQ/Walkthrough (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6xvirpnyvex6agm/NyP55R4uyj/p_utgog_faq.txt)

Now, obviously, it's far from completed. Even the finished bits probably need refinement. But I finished the Characters section just a bit ago and wanted to submit it here because I'm 99% positive that I got something wrong somewhere, especially as far as making up everybody's skill progression (I had to make up a few things, especially for older characters). Feel free to correct me so we can have accurate information.

The FAQ/Walkthrough is where I intend on storing all the random information that I keep on compiling into lists and leaving in random places in these discussion threads. Pretty much a big ol' data dump, some of it completely useless. I'll be adding more to it as time goes on.

In news directly relevant to the RP thread, I'm totally psyched. Zinc, go ahead. I'll be relatively free over the next month. Let's kill some characters get this party started.

Zincspider
14th May 2013, 4:38 AM
Niedude, that post had a good explanation, and Imma finish reading it, but Bliv is the best person of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Honestly, my *Beep* is so *NO ZINC* right now. And my *STPOITYOUFOOL* could supply power to a third world country.
You know some of this is really close to how I would have pictured it in a game? With Wulfgard, I imagined him coming in at a higher level, but literally only being able to level up once his Shadow is defeated more than halfway through the game? You got it pretty close. Although, I wouldn't say Liza taunts people. Her persona actually makes it so she's less likely to be attacked. But still, This is probably the greatest thing anyone's ever done for one of my projects before.
Imma read it again.

Niihyl
14th May 2013, 5:43 AM
Oh good, we get to murder things again. I have to say there hasn't been enough murdering in my life recently... Happy Birthday Persona UtGoG/OP/BoSS! We've gone through slow patches and sections of great activity, but it's never died. Two years, man, it should be a sticky post. ^^ Here's hoping for year three!

Also Blivsey is literally the best person I know right now, and I know like, five whole people. The effort, the polish... All of my love.

Son_of_Shadows
14th May 2013, 10:25 AM
Bliv. Just. Bliv. Dude.

Also I will try to write a post by this weekend, but I am studying for exams right now, plus I have rehearsals for a show this weekend, and... yeah, busy times again.

niedude
14th May 2013, 2:48 PM
Bliv, that was ****ing awesome. Like, lots. Like, as awesome as a saint bernard snowboarding
THat's how awesome it is.

One thing I have to admit, though. There were, like, three characters I had no idea even existed in this RPG.

Son_of_Shadows
14th May 2013, 6:01 PM
Because they either never posted or posted so little they got lost in the first wave.

Zincspider
14th May 2013, 6:29 PM
Yeah, I don't even know who this Joaquim guy is.
But whoever he is, he sounds like a *Not Today*.

Vivian_Bloom
14th May 2013, 10:10 PM
Bliv, this is so cool! I have so much more respect for you now; not that I didn't before you know.

So this looks more like a game now with the stats. All the arcade stuff is for our Persona, right? Horror House, Dance House Evolution, and visit Clarise at the hospital. Drink the coffee at the Food Court? Hehe..

I guess this question's for Zinc; are there any stats not battle-related to our characters? Like Knowledge, Courage, Understanding, and Expression that we can raise? The clubs at school could be related, but I understand if that gets in the way of things.

Two years? Let's go for three!

niedude
15th May 2013, 2:48 AM
Yeah, I don't even know who this Joaquim guy is.
But whoever he is, he sounds like a *Not Today*.

I'm gonna take that as a Sylio Ferrel quote and assume you meant JP was awesome
What do we say to death?
Not today!

Wordy
18th May 2013, 12:47 AM
Not Blivsey again holding onto ha throne as DEDICATION QUEEN. When will the lesser RPs? Too busy getting clocked no doubt.

I missssss thisss. But I'm like having life throw its sediment in my face and I'm basically life's ***** at this point so whateverrrr.

Seriously, my life is a mess. Upon first reading the 'seldom not useful' in Ciara's bio, my brain sorta exploded as basic reading comprehension left my stratosphere. I was like whaaaat does this mean and then eventually I was like k. Then I went for a lie-down because thinking makes my brain hurt right now.

That's always how I imagined Ciara, tho, lower HP and defences than other physical attackers but better at outright evasion. Better at quick engagements, less suited to prolonged battles of attrition.

But yeah. It's just too amazing. The love I feel, I feel it too good. Too good for my human words. If not for that accursed .gif ban...

I would totes use... Actually, idk, team combo of four, I guess you'd want a phys, mag, tank, healer...
Ciara/Sofiya/Miyuki/Snow? I think I'd use that team. It wouldn't be a catastrophe. But then again, Sigmund's tres balanced. And Joshua has buffs. And JP's more of a multi-purpose phys/tank which opens up spots for more elemental coverage...

As for other mechanics, I guess maybe tag-team attacks or character affinity/relationships affecting battle performance could be a factor? God knows how that could work. Maybe specific team-ups get stat bonuses or w/e. lol (whilst bad teams get friendly fire lol)

Ciara got 4w5 with self-preservation variant. Very close behind was 8w7 with sexual variant. What a confusing woman.

I'll try to get something up not this weekend but next weekend I think. I'll need some R&R after Wednesday... And of course, I've had a billion character development ideas for Ciara in the meantime. Such fun things await on the horizon, my pretties.

Zincspider
18th May 2013, 1:49 AM
Not Blivsey again holding onto ha throne as DEDICATION QUEEN. When will the lesser RPs? Too busy getting clocked no doubt.

I missssss thisss. But I'm like having life throw its sediment in my face and I'm basically life's ***** at this point so whateverrrr.

Seriously, my life is a mess. Upon first reading the 'seldom not useful' in Ciara's bio, my brain sorta exploded as basic reading comprehension left my stratosphere. I was like whaaaat does this mean and then eventually I was like k. Then I went for a lie-down because thinking makes my brain hurt right now.

That's always how I imagined Ciara, tho, lower HP and defences than other physical attackers but better at outright evasion. Better at quick engagements, less suited to prolonged battles of attrition.

But yeah. It's just too amazing. The love I feel, I feel it too good. Too good for my human words. If not for that accursed .gif ban...

I would totes use... Actually, idk, team combo of four, I guess you'd want a phys, mag, tank, healer...
Ciara/Sofiya/Miyuki/Snow? I think I'd use that team. It wouldn't be a catastrophe. But then again, Sigmund's tres balanced. And Joshua has buffs. And JP's more of a multi-purpose phys/tank which opens up spots for more elemental coverage...

As for other mechanics, I guess maybe tag-team attacks or character affinity/relationships affecting battle performance could be a factor? God knows how that could work. Maybe specific team-ups get stat bonuses or w/e. lol (whilst bad teams get friendly fire lol)

Ciara got 4w5 with self-preservation variant. Very close behind was 8w7 with sexual variant. What a confusing woman.

I'll try to get something up not this weekend but next weekend I think. I'll need some R&R after Wednesday... And of course, I've had a billion character development ideas for Ciara in the meantime. Such fun things await on the horizon, my pretties.

I want to save this post to point at each time Wordy tells me off for grammar errors. It's just too good.

Zincspider
20th May 2013, 1:32 AM
I actually posted, somebody pinch me.
And now we're in the Court. The only person I didn't update was... Izzy. And Shinai. But I didn't need to update Shinai.
Just imagine him standing in a shadow brooding. That seems about right.
Just imagine it over two paragraphs.

So we're in the Court now. Wrap it up people. Let's get the main event started.

Kiruria
20th May 2013, 7:07 AM
Yaay, I can finally post... In fact, I just did. And wow, way for Testa to take a level in badass. Or ballsiness, I should say. Well, anyone who would challenge JP to a fight (er, spar) is extraordinarily ballsy in my opinion. Of course, Testa's just about his size, so it's probably not too much of a deal. But heck yeah, I sure am ready for another Court of Miracles! Our break from that horrid three-Shadow-self Court has been long enough.

niedude
20th May 2013, 6:00 PM
Kiruria, Dia won't work on Josh since the Court just started and wounds gained prior to it can't be healed.

If you knew that and Halberd didn't, then make it clear, so JP can go to him and mess with him a little bit.
(Yes, he's got a lot of pent up aggression)

Zincspider
20th May 2013, 7:07 PM
That's very true Nie, but I already sent her a vm about it. She'll get around to it.

On the other hand, I finally learned how to spell Joaquim without feeling the need to go look it up! And it only took me 2 years!

Vivian_Bloom
20th May 2013, 8:45 PM
Hooked on Phonics! Spell more gooder thin you're friends.

So we go into the Court with whatever fatigue and injuries we've built up? Huh. Thanks for the heads up, but, sheesh...

Son_of_Shadows
20th May 2013, 10:53 PM
Oh. Well, now I have to rewrite my post.

Zincspider
20th May 2013, 11:25 PM
Hey, it's been like that since the beginning of Overpowering Past... or POP.
Not my fault if you guys forgot or didn't listen...

niedude
21st May 2013, 1:49 AM
That's very true Nie, but I already sent her a vm about it. She'll get around to it.

On the other hand, I finally learned how to spell Joaquim without feeling the need to go look it up! And it only took me 2 years!

Now I wanna hear you pronounce it

Niihyl
21st May 2013, 2:11 AM
But can you spell Perereririraria? I will never spell Jocham Peraria correctly... ever.

I'll probably have a post up on Wednesday. I have a concert tomorrow, so I'll be getting that over with first.

Kiruria
21st May 2013, 2:58 AM
Hmm, I didn't know that. I edited my post, but there's still no way JP's gonna be able to mess around with Joshua (except maybe a little bit between Testa scolding him and Halberd heading over), since Halberd's pretty much protecting him.

niedude
21st May 2013, 3:55 AM
And then "Josh's so gay his guardian has a skirt" jokes ensue
Forever.

Kiruria
21st May 2013, 5:38 AM
LOL. Now I really can't wait for Son of Shadows' next post. I desperately want to see how Joshua reacts to all this.

I guess this makes JP, Joshua, and Halberd the Sword-fighting Trio. I guess Wulfgard-sensei could also be a part of it, and there's also Russell perhaps. Kinda reminds me of those legendary Pokemon from Black/White...

Oh yeah, speaking of which, I've also been thinking lately about what would happen if each of the Court-goers' Personae were replaced by legendary Pokemon, and which one each of them would have. So far I've come up with the following:

Snow: Articuno (because, you know, snow), though Meloetta could work as well
Izzy: Zapdos (has to be something Electric-type; maybe Raikou might work too... maybe)... or maybe Genesect
Randy: Moltres, to complete the trio (since they're all in the band)... Or Deoxys because of its multiple forms
Shinai: Giratina or Mewtwo
Mana: Darkrai
Lace: Victini (small and sweet-looking yet dangerously fiery, just like her and Saturnus!)
Sigmund: Entei
Sofiya: Ho-oh (hilariously appropriate given her creator's username)
JP: Terrakion
Halberd: Cobalion
Joshua: Virizion (originally I was thinking Moltres, but I like the idea of the sword-fighting trio)
Russell: Keldeo
Ciara: Cresselia (since her Arcana is the Moon), or maybe even Reshiram?
Miyuki: Jirachi maybe? I have no idea. Arceus would be appropriate, but it's too powerful to be anyone's Persona. Xerneas looks like it might fit too.
Testa: Dialga (master of time, history teacher, makes sense right?)
Wulfgard-sensei: Palkia, just because he's the other Persona-using teacher and Palkia is Dialga's "partner". Can't think of anyone else who'd fit the part anyway.
Liza: Something Ice-type, maybe Regice or Kyurem. Probably the latter, given its tendency to hide.
^^Or the above three could have the Regi's: Testa=Regirock, Liza=Regice, Garret=Registeel.

niedude
21st May 2013, 12:38 PM
I totes see Ciara as Giratina.

And I've been associating JP with a bull since POP, so yeah, he'd fit so ****ing well with Terrakion.

Zincspider
21st May 2013, 9:09 PM
Shinai: Mewtwo

Fixed.

This reminds me way back when JG made the picture with everyone as pokemon... good times.

I like the idea of Deoxys for Randy, but the trio works.

Hmm... if I already break up the trio with Randy, Snow can be Meloetta, and Liza can take Articuno. Is niiiice.
Bah, I'm putting too much thought into this.
Thanks for the chuckle there Kirby, it's appropriate.

Niihyl
23rd May 2013, 2:12 AM
Posted. Did my best to write something that wasn't rehashing the same soliloquy I used last time. Failed, but whatever, give me stuff to murder and I will stretch the murdering out over more words. Anywho:


Standing up, he looked at the fresh white moon. He could have sworn it was more yellow when he first entered the Court. Probably didn't mean anything.


Probably didn't mean anything.

STOP YOUR CHEERY LIES! This could only be foreshadowing one thing...

Shinai is a werewolf.

Zincspider
23rd May 2013, 2:24 AM
Don't worry, it's better than nothing.

And believe it or not, that's me telling the truth. I realized I liked the idea of white light in the Court better than sickly greenish yellow, and wanted to find a way to change it. So it's happened slowly over 2 months.
I'll probably link it to something, but it won't really mean anything.

And yes. That's 100% true.

niedude
23rd May 2013, 3:45 AM
Shinai is a werewolf.

Dude, that's offensive. He's clearly a vampire.

Niihyl
23rd May 2013, 4:11 AM
Fiiiine, Zinc. I'll believe you. This time.


Dude, that's offensive. He's clearly a vampire.

***** please, Team Jacob all the way. ~<3

Zincspider
23rd May 2013, 4:55 AM
Both of you are correct.
And by correct I mean wrong.
...
Well, the jury's still out about the vampire thing, honestly.

niedude
23rd May 2013, 1:21 PM
Well, the jury's still out about the vampire thing, honestly.

Seeeeee Nyhiil? See that?
That's the sound of me being right.

Wordy
24th May 2013, 3:11 AM
What is this feeling
Rustiness in my writing
Is this a haiku

Zincspider
24th May 2013, 3:18 AM
My perfect world of Snow and Sigmund being secret agents is getting closer and closer to reality.
Yes, Ciara must teach him to be a badass British spy.

niedude
24th May 2013, 4:14 AM
And So the Snow X JP shipping has its conception...

I have an idea for a post now.

Son_of_Shadows
24th May 2013, 12:38 PM
I'M GONNA DO IT! I'M GONNA POST TODAY AND NOBODY IS GOING TO STOP ME! ... I hope.

Ysavvryl
24th May 2013, 10:36 PM
All right, SOS! Your determination has pulled through, yay!

Snow X JP seems crack-ship to me... although crack pairings are fun!

Love that post Wordy. Seems helpful and terrifying at the same time. Now to think of how to respond to that...

I do like the idea of the stark white moonlight for the Court. Reminds me of the evil side of powers of light, being so brilliant and revealing that you can't hide secrets from it.

Edit: eeeevil typo

TheSequelReturns
25th May 2013, 1:32 AM
I'm back (again).

To celebrate, I took that test everyone was talking about one or two pages ago.

Miyuki's 2 and 9 scores were tied. So it tole me she was either a 2w1, or a 9w1. Both I guess. So a Helper and a Peacemaker with a Reformer on the side. Sounds exactly right.

Also, Blivsey never ceases to amaze me with what he can cook up in his free time. I agree with the vote to make him best person ever.

Post coming shortly.

GoldenHouou
25th May 2013, 8:30 AM
Bliv. You, me, bedroom. Now. That **** was amazing. I loved how Sofiya's knife had a chance for Fear, ha.

And holy crap, we've got Wordy and TSR back now? Someone pinch me.

I meant to wait for IF, but if we're moving to the Court anyway now, I guess I'll post something short. Expect that later today or tomorrow.

Blivsey
25th May 2013, 6:43 PM
You guys are too kind. Really, lay off for the moment. Wait 'till it's caught up and appendix-ized, then you can praise me as I may or may not justly deserve. Gives me incentive to finish the dang thing. Which I will be updating without notice, except when I finish a major section.

Also, I never got why the idea of Shinai being a vampire was so Farfetch'd, what with all the other perter-natural stuff going on. Ophidian (Oediphan? Oedipus?) could very well give him life-stealing or blood-fueled powers.

Sorry I was out for the last week. Moving, computer repairs, etc. I'll give TSR a chance to catch up with the multiple previous posts directed at Miyu-Miyu and chime in after that. Looking forward to this thing picking up speed again.

Though remember, the last two iterations had exactly two courts and offed one at-least-somewhat-regular character each. The only one so far to even be apathy'd this time around was Clarise. If the pattern holds, our characters may be less than safe...

Zincspider
25th May 2013, 11:00 PM
I've been checking everyday, and as soon as you start slacking off, I will lynch you.
Is that motivation? I'll go see if it's time for lynching.
...
Yep, time for lynching.

Yeah, me neither. See how I'm not denying it over here?

I see.... that's no excuse for further updates. Except it is....
I'll call it square, just get back to making my day. I need some happiness, man.

Vivian_Bloom
30th May 2013, 2:14 AM
I'll write something small to get into the Court. Update coming. Zinc, please don't lynch anyone. Ok? They don't need to get any taller, and you're out of rope.

Wordy
3rd June 2013, 12:26 AM
Though remember, the last two iterations had exactly two courts and offed one at-least-somewhat-regular character each. The only one so far to even be apathy'd this time around was Clarise. If the pattern holds, our characters may be less than safe...

Relevant to this:

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m543/IndigoParadigm/well_zps405fbacb.png

Come on guys, kicking off the night with a death is a very Zinc thing to do...
Then again, even if we have posted he may just kill us off anyways. For fun. Because he takes a sick pleasure in it. Sick, twisted sicko that he is. And then he'll replace them with yet another dull GMPC and that would be soooo like, yawn.

Is it time for the Shadow stakes yet? We got seven potential, not counting GMPCs because there are too many of them and they're boring. Anybody wanna make a bet?

Also, does Sigmund have a crush on Miyuki? Pssh, Izzy wishes he could stand a chance against such manliness. Mizzy is so over, Miyund/Siyuki/Migmund (delete as appropriate) is in town. My new official ship *_*
In enslaving befriending Snow, Ciara shall learn of Sigmund's true inner beauty and endeavour to set it up. *Insert obamaitislaw.gif here*

Also, Ciara's weapon has enervation chance and a synonym for enervate is emasculate so Blivsey's work is truly well researched and FLAWLESS. (The Quest section has me curious. I wonder if certain Quests could only be fulfilled by certain characters, based on gender or personality or what-have-you... OHMYJESUS are there going to be costumes?)

Zincspider
3rd June 2013, 12:37 AM
This is what I get for playing a game with Wordy this morning.
Snark.
Man, I'm gonna miss Ciara.


Also, guys, get ready to meet my new character, Blankina McBlando.

Wordy
3rd June 2013, 1:12 AM
Sis if you kill Ciara then Snow and Cinders can never happen. Nobody else has the mix of obsessiveness, tenacity and control-freakery to take Snow to his glorious zenith as a cultured badass. Don't worry, she can be like Obi-Wan and you can have Darth Vader kill her then she'll come back as a Force Ghost to haunt Snow forever.

Also you'll lose the opportunity for the 'Who murdered Ciara' storyline that you're totally planning for the near future to add shock and drama. (Spoiler: it was one of those GMPCs. Like, um, the one who... is played by the GM. That one.)

Unless Blankina McBlando is some world-class brilliant athletic genius who is FLAWFREE at dragging lessors and like perfect in every way and s/he could fill the role really easily but I doubt that could happen! Hahahaha.

Vivian_Bloom
3rd June 2013, 9:24 PM
Wordy? Stay with me, okay? Them green checks mean "not dead" right?

AndThenThereWereZero? I don't know who could kill Ciara before having their self-confidence taking a big hit.
Probably should sneak up on the girl.

niedude
4th June 2013, 4:28 PM
What?
JP's not dead. His brain kinda is and so is his sense of respect and sanity, but, overall, he's def not-dead.

Pretty sure that's saying who has and hasn't posted.

GoldenHouou
5th June 2013, 9:09 AM
Pretty sure that's saying who has and hasn't posted.

Not posted = dead to Zinc bro. It's been a few years, you should know this by now.

Not that he's ever actually gone through with the threat of offing someone for a lack of posts but hey.

Zincspider
5th June 2013, 4:50 PM
Yeah, Kent just suddenly died out of pure chance. Had nothing to do with a lack of posts.

niedude
5th June 2013, 9:06 PM
Silly Zenc, kent drove head first into a telephone post. The stab wounds that were found are nothing but odd consequences of being impaled on said post and some motorcicle parts.

Speaking of which, weird how JP and him never bonded on how they both own bikes. Weird.

Blivsey
6th June 2013, 6:31 AM
@Wordy: Nah, Siggy's just trying to look cool, not look cool in front of Miyuki, if that makes any sense. He's just being a goofball. Now, I might gun for Migmund if this had taken place in the last two iterations, but his current opinion on the matter was pretty well covered in Zinc's talk-show-dealy-do (to wit, Izzy's got dibs). 'Sides, gotta hold out for the robot girl angle.

Who's left to update before we get moving, again? I don't think it's many of us, and the latest update was just the start of the court, just a prompt to wrap up. Should we get moving again soon, or track down and pester the least recent posters with a vengeance?

Will add to the FAQ tomorrow. Yadda yadda other projects, but I will commit to working through OP within 24 hours. Should be a lot faster with the handy plot summaries.

Ysavvryl
7th June 2013, 2:30 AM
Updated! That was fun.

I've been caught up in editing a novel I want to get published this year. Train battles, sky pirates, and robots you know, kinda distracting.

Zincspider
13th June 2013, 2:31 AM
I want to post... so badly. But I'm caught up in a few things. Should be able to work on it and get it up before Saturday.
A few people still need to update, you know who you are, but I'll move on without them if I need to.
Posting wouldn't hurt your chances on surviving the night, you know.

Son_of_Shadows
15th June 2013, 10:11 PM
I want to post... so badly. But I'm caught up in a few things. Should be able to work on it and get it up before Saturday.
A few people still need to update, you know who you are, but I'll move on without them if I need to.
Posting wouldn't hurt your chances on surviving the night, you know.

... So since you haven't updated yet, and it's Saturday, does that affect Randy and co's chances of survival? :3

Zincspider
16th June 2013, 4:44 AM
Nope, because It's you guys who haven't updated in reference to the last post, not me.
Thing is, the GM is ALWAYS up to date. It's cool like that.

niedude
18th June 2013, 6:18 PM
So there's no activity and, for once, I'm not responsible for it nor contributing to it.

Can I get a hip-hip~~?

Zincspider
19th June 2013, 2:15 AM
Yes, yes. Sure. Hip hip.*mumblegottofigurethisoutmumblecantdecidetooma nyoptionsmumble*

GoldenHouou
21st June 2013, 9:38 PM
Gentlemen. GH has posted. A short one, but a post nonetheless.

Now Zinc, follow my example and get to it. Whatareyoutryingtodecideanyway.

Vivian_Bloom
23rd June 2013, 12:44 AM
We haven't had a real Court in over a year. Our option is to stop dragging this out and move forward.

Zincspider
23rd June 2013, 3:53 AM
Yes, that's the only option for me to move forward. I was more concerned with how.
But now that isn't the problem.
I've been writing my post, it's just taking longer than usual. I was fighting my laptop for a month now, slapping it into submission (the monitor kept going out on me), but it finally couldn't take it so I sent it back in for repairs... again.
I'm using my old one, which is slow as balls and updates every few minutes, until I get my new one back.
But that's no excuse for me putting it off this long.
I'll get it up tonight or at least before I go to bed. It's almost 9 here, so it can't take me too long...

Niihyl
23rd June 2013, 7:18 AM
And Sofiya staves off death by GM for another day. As for the legendary Zincpost we desire, I feel you on the computer trouble. Bad tech is a pain to deal with, and writer's block is annoying too. Still, I hope we'll see something soon. It's been a while.

Zincspider
23rd June 2013, 8:22 AM
EDIT: The awkward moment when it's late enough you posted your post for the RP in the DT...
heheheheh...

Wordy
23rd June 2013, 7:59 PM
Huzzah, behold. We have traction, ladies and gents.

Yeah, this homoeroticism is insane and I LOVE IT This is why Zinc has been killing off girls. So then it can just be one massive orgy thing.

So Jones has no Persona? Tragic. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him or something? Not sparky enough. Impotent.

Is the plan to walk to the mall or what? Talk about exhausting ourselves before we even start. I think Ciara could offer a ride on Kitsune to some of the others or something. Maybe it could carry four or five? Idk. Time is of the essence, after all. Do any other characters have Personas that could be used that way?

Are the 'others' Shinai and Amissa, or just random civilians?

(Can we go shopping?)

niedude
23rd June 2013, 11:02 PM
Off course we can go SHopping, Wordy.
But everything we buy will return to the shop once the Court ends. Boohoo.

Well, Ciara can carry a few with Kitsune, Randy has that Chariot bike riding guy, and... can't Izzy activate electrical objects with hsi persona? If so, he could jump-start JP's bike and they could arrive on the mall together.

But someone needs to remind JP of that, since he never really saw that one ability of Izzy's.
Though he did stalk the group every now and then, so he may have caught a glimpse of it then...

Meh. I just want an awesome scene where Izzy nearly has a stroke from JP's mad driving skillz.

Zincspider
23rd June 2013, 11:42 PM
Actually, as fun as that sounds, I need Izzy elsewhere for this next part, Nie.
In fact, I'm gonna have to ask we split into three groups. One has already been decided through talks about a certain someone's shadow.
The other two, however, are pretty much free reign, save for one person (who will be getting a PM soon)
I decided that unlike last time, where we had three Shadows one after another and the whole group for each, I'd sick one on each group. It' be quicker, and easier to handle with less people in each fight.
As is turns out, Wordy's right, and Shinai is one of the others that's in danger for the night. I'm gonna have the party split up on arrival to the mall, one to search for Levin, and the other half to search for the others. Of course, they won't know it's Shinai, so if they don't have to worry about any conflict to help the SoB.
I was actually talking to Niihyl about this, so he's already on the list.

So,
Group 1 (Full):
Ciara
Joshua
Miyuki
Izzy

Group 2 (Levin Search Team):
Everyone else?


Group 3 (Shinai Search Team):
Mana
Lace
JP
Sofiya

So we can decide how we split up before hand, but we also need to get to the Mall. It's not a big deal to get there, no trouble, but a reaction post and heading out towards it should be good. I'll start us off there once we get everyone rolling.

Vivian_Bloom
24th June 2013, 12:23 AM
Randy's got Hellbiker? He's awesome.

Can we pick teams? I'd like to go with the Shinai Search Team if that's alright.

Zincspider
24th June 2013, 12:32 AM
Yes, you can pick teams, kinda the whole point of me mentioning it, ya know. 8P
Well, I'll write you right up for it.

Niihyl
24th June 2013, 12:43 AM
Finally, we get to beat the smarmy little snake's face in.

...

I mean rescue him. Of course. Although with the enthusiasm of the team members chosen so far, that might not turn out too well. Pls JP.

Son_of_Shadows
24th June 2013, 1:13 AM
Aww yay, it's a double date in group one! I'm sure the mall has a little bistro open this time of night...

Also, calling it now, Shadow Ciara's coming back to mess Joshua THAT ENTIRE GROUP up.

niedude
24th June 2013, 2:38 AM
JP has no reason to search for Levin as he doesn't even know the guys exists.

Pair him with with the Shinai search group.
We all know we want more JPxShinai.

GoldenHouou
24th June 2013, 7:42 AM
The bunnies have yet to be baked, so put Sofiya in the Shinai Search Group.

Also


This is why Zinc has been killing off girls. So then it can just be one massive orgy thing.

That makes so much sense it's not even funny. We're onto you now, Zincy.

Niihyl
24th June 2013, 8:42 AM
Sofiya can be an honorary male for the massive orgy thing. She can just borrow the proper equipment from someone else for a while.

Also this team. This team full of totally not slightly unstable people. We gonna save Shinai so hard. <3

GoldenHouou
24th June 2013, 8:49 AM
I honest to god read that "have Shinai so hard."

Which is probably not far from the truth, considering.

Also yes, Sofiya's the manliest one in her group at least anyway. She'll make for a fine honorary male, borrowed parts or no.

Zincspider
24th June 2013, 9:17 AM
Hmm... only three players left, so they'll be going to find Levin.
Not such a big group, and IF isn't exactly around right now it seems.

Now that we have that settled, I expect posts from those of you who have decided on your groups.
...
Don't give me that look. I know I'm a hypocrite, but I'm the hypocrite in charge of the RP. So there. bleh.

EDIT: About the Orgy: ... No comment. Classified.

GoldenHouou
24th June 2013, 9:26 AM
Hmm, so each team's going to face a Shadow. The first group has Shadow Ciara, no doubt, and apparently one of the two others has one of the other players' (since you said you'd PM someone), and the third probably has one of your characters', since you only sent one PM. Or maybe Levin's? Am I right or am I right?

Anyway, I just posted. Imma give others the change to first.

Zincspider
24th June 2013, 9:33 AM
Hmm, so each team's going to face a Shadow. (But of course.) The first group has Shadow Ciara, no doubt (Such certainty!), and apparently one of the two others has one of the other players' (since you said you'd PM someone), and the third probably has one of your characters' (I prefer the term 'plot devices'), since you only sent one PM. Or maybe Levin's? Am I right or am I right? (You're sexy)

Anyway, I just posted. Imma give others the change to first. (I'm gonna immortalize this typo. "Change", lol.)

Replied in bold.

GoldenHouou
24th June 2013, 11:07 AM
If you think that made me sexy, just wait 'till I reveal what I've been working on lately. You will grow ovaries just so they can explode from my sexiness.

And hey, don't even get me started on immortalizing typos; if I did that every time you made one, I'd have an immortal army of typos on my side by now.

Wordy
24th June 2013, 4:54 PM
Typical, 1/2 of the girls don't even get a choice. Ciara and Miyuki get lumped into a group together like cattle. Is that all women are? Objects to be tossed around and slung into groups by controlling men?

Lol, the group going for Shinai even if they don't know it yet is actually hilarious. Like, omg, varying degrees of mad or general uncontrollableness.

Sigmund, Snow and Halberd on the Levin team, on the other hand, sounds like a nice relaxing congenial sort of stroll. Snow and Cinders and... the other one. Trustworthy. Reliable. Sexually charged. It shall be a wonderful threesome grouping.


Not such a big group, and IF isn't exactly around right now it seems.


Bye bye Russell, you were fun being all short and red-headed and cookery but now it's time for you to be sacrificed to the Wall God.

Don't worry, Zinc, you still have a billion plot devices to sling into whatever group you choose. Like that journalist girl, or that shouty kid, or the mentor man. Those people.

Son_of_Shadows
24th June 2013, 9:33 PM
We all know we want more JPxShinai.

It's the reason I get up in the morning.

I'll make a post either tonight, tomorrow or Friday. Wed and Thursday are busy days for me.

Ysavvryl
24th June 2013, 10:19 PM
Couldn't Izzy power the van? But if the mall's not to far to walk, everybody will be getting lots of exercise.

Snow being in the Levin rescue party sounds good to me, not that there's much choice to leave things even(ish). Skip the travel, let's go!

Kiruria
25th June 2013, 7:52 AM
Couldn't Izzy do that thing with Daedalus where he made everybody run faster? That could work--and those of us who have Personae that can fly or be ridden on could just go with them. Plus, I don't think everyone's going to fit in one van. (Unless just Group 1 goes in the van.)

And... aww man, Joshua and Halberd ended up in separate groups. Ah well, I'm sure Joshua would much rather have Ciara watching over him... oh wait, I got that backwards. Ciara would be much more eager to watch over him. Well, something like that.

And seeing as Halberd knew neither Shinai nor Levin that well, it doesn't really matter which group he gets into. Levin search party, I guess. And Russell better be on the same team, provided Inner Flame is still around.

And technically, Group 2 so far is a triple date... between the members and their Personae. XD The group is all male person-wise and all female Persona-wise. Funny how that works.

Son_of_Shadows
27th June 2013, 1:34 AM
... That may actually be the longest post I've written solo for BOSS. That's kind of depressing.

Niihyl
29th June 2013, 2:29 AM
Got a post in, moving us along.

Also, I wanted to see how our team-comps would work out and tell Zinc exactly how to wipe us best. With the aid of Blivsey's excellent faq:

Group 1
2 weak to electricity, 2 weak to wind
2 strong against light
1 healer

Group 2
No repeated weaknesses or strengths
2 healers

Group 3
2 weak to light, 2 weak to electricity
2 strong against dark, 2 strong against wind
No healers because this is the group for real men

Snow and Halberd were listed as neutral to all elements. Not sure if that's right, but group 2 is apparently our most well-balanced and voted most likely to survive. Go Levin Squad! Also, apparently Sofiya can use Dia, but that's the only healing skill in the entirety of Group 3 so whatever.

Blivsey
29th June 2013, 5:26 AM
W00t! That's the sort of thing the FAQ is for.

I'll see what I can do about getting a post up during the weekend. Figures that we would get traction about now - no complaints from me, though. Definitely needed to happen. Team Triple Date going to Levin's rescue? I'm pumped.

Kiruria
29th June 2013, 6:20 AM
Group 2 is apparently our most well-balanced and voted most likely to survive.
True, but it is also the smallest of the groups (only three people versus four for the others), so there's that.

Although, we still don't know which group all the GMPC's are in (besides Izzy and Shinai)--perhaps Zinc hasn't decided yet, or they have special roles.

Zincspider
29th June 2013, 6:34 AM
Oh, I know where they're going. I just don't want to spoil anything.
None of the GMPCs are healers though (Liza, like Sofiya, only knows Dia.)

And Niihyl, are you suggesting I don't always know the best way to wipe the group? That's borderline traitorism!

Niihyl
29th June 2013, 8:39 AM
I did include Russell in Group 2... InnerFlame, where have you gone? :( It's still the most balanced team.

Obviously Wulfgard and the Plot Devices are going to unexpectedly betray the team because they were actually puppets being controlled by a mysterious, uncannily omnipotent force the whole time. :o

I think the word you’re looking for is treason, sir. And I'm not suggesting anything, since I plot your downfall off screen, thank-you-very-much. And you know what that reminds me of? Rooster Teeth is making something called RWBY, the trailers of which everyone should watch. I've basically had the music on loop for the last few days (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYW2GmHB5xs).

TheSequelReturns
29th June 2013, 8:58 AM
I love how Group 1 is basically Zinc's co-conspirators and Ciara's +1.

Totally not a suspicious set-up at all.

But what group has the lowest overall recent posts by its members? That's probably what we should be looking at to make prophecies of doom.

GoldenHouou
29th June 2013, 10:03 AM
No healers because this is the group for real men

This. Those but flesh wounds anyway. Real men need no flesh.

Anyway, really looking forward to this. Our group should have fun. And tbh I think Shinai would rather be assaulted by whatever's after him than get saved by us.


Rooster Teeth is making something called RWBY, the trailers of which everyone should watch. I've basically had the music on loop for the last few days (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYW2GmHB5xs).

AHHHHH RWBY <33333 Someone else knows about itttt. And yes dat music. All the trailers had awesome music (although White's was sort of boring in some places). I'm downloading the **** out of any soundtracks they release fo sho.

Son_of_Shadows
29th June 2013, 12:02 PM
Pssh, Levin'll be fine, he's got Holsety... *shot*

Kiruria
30th June 2013, 5:25 AM
Liza, like Sofiya, only knows Dia.

Same with Halberd. So who's the second healer in Group 2 then? Russell?

*checks FAQ* No, apparently it is Halberd. He has both Dia and Diarama. Kind of an odd character to be a healer, but whatever. And if Russell is in that group, then that means it's no longer a triple date... It's not even a quadruple date, since Russell has a male Persona. Maybe he should switch with Mana.

For future reference, any group consisting of Ciara, Lace, and Sofiya would also be a triple date.

And finally, given the members of Group 1 and whose Shadow Selves have appeared already, it's pretty easy to guess whose Shadow Self we'll most likely see next (if any). Hint: This person entered the Court in less than ideal condition.

Son_of_Shadows
30th June 2013, 1:02 PM
Not necessarily. It could very easily be Shadow Ciara's reappearance.

... But yeah, nice knowing y'all :3

Vivian_Bloom
30th June 2013, 10:19 PM
Shadow Ciara wasn't beaten right? She just left.

I'll get a reaction post up tomorrow.

niedude
1st July 2013, 2:11 AM
... But yeah, nice knowing y'all :3

And that's two people I killed in this RPG because my character is a psycho jerk =D
WHO ELSE WANTS TO BE KILLED BY FRIENDS WITH JP?

Wordy
5th July 2013, 12:14 AM
I think Sequel and I are writing a joint post whenever we're next on at the same time. Or whatever. So yeah, more CiaraXMiyuki funtimes coming. Only lesbianism will save the girls from their oppression.

By now I think I could write an essay about the oppression of women in this RP, and how everything that happens to them is linked to tyrannical men and the consequences of their actions.

Also, thanks for introducing me to more stupidly addictive music. Yellow>White>Black>Red imo. Hotter than the sun in the middle of July!

Zincspider
5th July 2013, 1:09 AM
You could write an essay indeed. Would it be well thought out and accurate? No.
Because you're a woman, and therefore illiterate. You can't make words all good like how what I does.

Son_of_Shadows
5th July 2013, 12:06 PM
I think Sequel and I are writing a joint post whenever we're next on at the same time. Or whatever. So yeah, more CiaraXMiyuki funtimes coming. Only lesbianism will save the girls from their oppression.

By now I think I could write an essay about the oppression of women in this RP, and how everything that happens to them is linked to tyrannical men and the consequences of their actions.

Also, thanks for introducing me to more stupidly addictive music. Yellow>White>Black>Red imo. Hotter than the sun in the middle of July!

You've been reading Caitlin Moran again, haven't you? *hides copy of Moranthology*

Zincspider
12th July 2013, 11:13 PM
Bleh, just three more days of this. I'm in the final production days of a play, and we're in the second day of performances. It's taken all my time this week.
As soon as I finish that, I'll be able to post! Yay!

Son_of_Shadows
13th July 2013, 1:57 AM
Break a leg Zinc. Do you need me to post in the meantime with Ciara's group btw?

As a side note, from Monday on, my activity will be more limited for about a month, but I'll still be as active as I can in the evenings.

Kiruria
14th July 2013, 11:55 PM
Yeah, my activity will be kind of limited too, as I've been on vacation for a couple weeks now, and will be still for another week. I'll be traveling around a lot, so that means even less time for posting even if I have reliable Internet access. I should be back home on the 20th, of this month.

Oh, and speaking of my vacation, one of the little places I'll be seeing tomorrow is called the Court of Miracles. Be thankful that it will be daytime while I'm there.

Niihyl
15th July 2013, 2:09 AM
Going to France, Kiruria?

I eschew vacations and the general doing of things, so I'll be here.

niedude
17th July 2013, 7:08 PM
Ciara uses a giant shapeshifting fox to carry 4 people, including herself.
I'm guessing Lace will just use her hotwheels to run to the mall, and Sofiya will fly on Horus back (probably while carrying one or two people, including Russel, on Horos' talons).
Mana will most likely spam trafuri until he reaches the mall.

JP?

He will ****ing use his Persona as a flying surfboard because **** IT HE'S AWESOME.

Son_of_Shadows
17th July 2013, 11:18 PM
He will ****ing use his Persona as a flying surfboard because **** IT HE'S AWESOME.

So much wat.

niedude
18th July 2013, 2:55 AM
So much wat.

That is JP.

Zincspider
18th July 2013, 3:00 AM
I have the sudden urge to buy Torgue Guns.

Zincspider
20th July 2013, 4:40 PM
So, no doubt you've noticed my lack of a post. Unfortunately, this is due to my place needing to be completely rewired, and I've been really busy clearing out every room of the house to make room for the electrician before he comes on Tuesday.
Now, this means I'll have to leave for a week while the house is rewired... which means I'm taking a vacation to visit my Grandpa. And he doesn't have wireless.
I'll work hard, and I promise something before I leave for you guys to play off of while I'm gone. I just need to get this done... so my house doesn't burn down, you know.

Son_of_Shadows
21st July 2013, 2:35 PM
A real man continues to write while his computer bursts into flame, js.

Zincspider
21st July 2013, 4:21 PM
Yeah. His computer. There's nothing there about the whole home.
I kinda like this place. A real man protects the homestead.

Son_of_Shadows
22nd July 2013, 9:32 AM
I would think one implies the other, depending on the severity of the flames.

niedude
22nd July 2013, 2:45 PM
I would think one implies the other, depending on the severity of the flames.

Have you never pushed your computer so far it catches on fire?
n00b

On topic: Go, Zinc. Save your home. Pack up your stuff. But don't look too hard in the bathroom or in your room, because you definitely won't find any hidden cameras there. Nope. None at all. So... Just relax and pack your essentials.

InnerFlame
23rd July 2013, 7:15 AM
Flame's back and I'm assuming I'm super behind. Sorry, was busy for a while. I'll read up and try to post soon.

GoldenHouou
23rd July 2013, 1:53 PM
I was thinking of posting, but I don't really have anything of substance to post, so I'll just wait for Zincy-pants' post first 'k.

Also.


He will ****ing use his Persona as a flying surfboard because **** IT HE'S AWESOME.

Yes.

Zincspider
25th July 2013, 12:46 AM
Zinc here coming to you live from his local McDonalds (God bless America).
Seriously, why was I worried about internet? There's one of these things everywhere, and I can just bum internet after I get a water cup.

So, this means I'll actually be able to work on a decent post while I'm 200 miles away from home.

EDIT: Turns out my Gramps does in fact have internet. He just didn't know it until I found the modem ._. It's actually better than my own internet at home... so I'll be on just as much if not more than usual.

niedude
25th July 2013, 4:27 PM
EDIT: Turns out my Gramps does in fact have internet. He just didn't know it until I found the modem ._. It's actually better than my own internet at home... so I'll be on just as much if not more than usual.

Typical grandparents.
How did that not show up in a bill at the end of the month, though?

Zincspider
25th July 2013, 5:29 PM
He just paid the bills and didn't pay attention what they were for didn't even know who his provider was even though he paid them each month.
God, I love that guy.

Vivian_Bloom
25th July 2013, 8:24 PM
Hahaha! Some ol' Pulp Fiction diner on the side of the street in the middle of nowhere. Try the pancakes!

Glad you got internet now. Hope Gramps is doin' alright. Have fun out there Zinc!

Ok, let's not get too off-topic. Remember that warning from last time?

Zincspider
29th July 2013, 11:20 PM
Alright... I'm guilty of enjoying my vacation.
Sorry. Sorry.
I return tomorrow, and in my sorrow, I'll write a post.
I make better posts for this when I'm unhappy anyway. You know, art from sorrow and all that stupid jazz.

Zincspider
3rd August 2013, 1:19 AM
Hey, look, I actually made a post! And set up a Shadow! I AM still literate!
...
Now just two more to go!
I'll probably edit more in in an hour or two to set up the other two locations, so keep watch!
Love you guys lots!
~Zinc

(P.S. Finally got everything back together at home. Place looks great again, and I have a fan in my room! I can sleep with blankets again!)

EDIT: Second location set up! Shadow's not there yet, but that's because I need to make sure you're all there. Can't help it on this one.
Now to get to the Mall itself.

Vivian_Bloom
3rd August 2013, 7:27 PM
How do you like your new pad, chief? Hey! Turn on the fan and put it underneath the covers when you're getting ready to go to sleep. Feels like you're tube-surfing.

So, the Masked Man appears before the main group, and the Tower of Babel has emerged. I bet that's where Levin and a few other victims are. Time to start climbing.

It says Shinai's downtown, but is he in another section far from our group? I think the S.A.T (Shinai Assault Team -- Sofiya, Mana, JP, Lace) should find a way to avoid the castle and leave it to the others if he's not there, but whatever happens, happens. It also looks like he's connected with another group of Persona-users. Whoever they are must be real lazy I bet for lettin' us take care of all the shadows and Courts all this time. I can't wait to fight and kick around that new team!

Ok Zinc. So you just want a reaction post? The first Shadow Self/Boss isn't here yet, but just a reaction to the Tower of ??? and Masked Man? It'll be small, but I'll get something up real soon. Have fun in the new place!

niedude
3rd August 2013, 9:12 PM
In our case he probably wants us to reach SHinai's destination and start calling him out on his ebulz.

Zincspider
3rd August 2013, 9:16 PM
Yeah, stick to your assignments. That Tower has replaced City Hall, not the Mall. Different areas. The Mall is still the Mall.
Group One (On the fox) should be the only ones to notice the tower, given their route.

SAS should be around Shinai's area.

Group 3 should be at the mall.

The groups shouldn't be mingling with each other at that point.

Son_of_Shadows
3rd August 2013, 10:49 PM
Hoo boy, Shadow time at long last. How long's it been since our last one? I can't even remember.

I'll try to write up a post tomorrow evening once I get home from rehearsal. I'm about to enter my tech week, so I'm going to be super busy for that as well as starting rehearsals for another show (Blood Brothers), and then performances next week (Whistle Down The Wind for the curious), so I apologise if my activity drops off a little bit. Even assuming I have time, I'm going to be exhausted.

... Y'know, I always say that, but let's face it, I have an addiction.

Blivsey
3rd August 2013, 11:17 PM
Okay, I'm fully aware of just how much I'm behind in the main thread - at least two ZincpostsTM, IIRC.

I'll go ahead and move Team Triple Date + (Halberd/Snow/Sigmund/Russell and affiliated GMPCs) to the mall. Given that Sigmund's actually lived in Quarterman for more than three months at this point, he'll be the best to offer suggestions of hiding places for The Big Levinski. I won't take any liberties with the layout - I'll assume that it's a single-floor affair, nothing notable as to shops that hasn't already been noted (e.g. no movie theater or anything).

Unless it should be painfully obvious when we get there, in which case most of that last paragraph is moot. Totes keeping tabs on the other groups, though. A confrontation with Amisshinai, Not-Tartarus Tower, and a dapper sparrow-man? Yes please.

(Also also, it's "awning", not "onning".)


EDIT: How did none of us consider hijacking a few bicycles? Eh, next time.

Kiruria
4th August 2013, 4:06 AM
EDIT: How did none of us consider hijacking a few bicycles? Eh, next time.

I considered that, but Halberd doesn't even know how to ride a bicycle, so I figured it'd be a bad idea for him to try it now. Maybe other people in the group did. I could have easily had him undo some of the bicycle locks as well. Of course, considering you already had us all run to the mall already, it's kinda too late for that.

In fact, I don't really have much I can post now besides "Halberd ran to the mall after Sigmund".

Vivian_Bloom
5th August 2013, 10:27 PM
I just want to make sure of something.

Is the group that approaches Shinai and Amissa S.A.S (Sofiya, Mana, Lace, JP)?

Zincspider
5th August 2013, 10:43 PM
Yes
Yes it is.

Son_of_Shadows
6th August 2013, 12:14 AM
There, terrible post written. Blehsies. But hey. TIME TO FIGHT.

If I get proven wrong about it being Shadow Joshua and it turns out to be Kenneth or something, I will roflcopter.

niedude
6th August 2013, 8:23 PM
Parents cut me off my internet because they found out I'm bi and they realized I use the net to talk to gays. Which is apparently wrong and makes me the shame of the family.

Tl;dr: Offline for 90% of my day. Seeing as I need to constantly read the preceeding posts to the one I'm writting in order to not lose track of sh!t, this will be an issue in how long it takes me to write.
Especially since that tablet that was supposed to arrive today still hasn't been delivered.
****ing mailman.
Can't wait till they invent mailing-through-teleportation.

PS: Soooo, if JP injures someone, their Shadow appears in that same court?
JP's Shadow appeared when JP hurt himself during practice, noooow JP mauls Josh and his Shadow pops up...
... I think I might use this.

Ysavvryl
7th August 2013, 10:16 PM
Shadow Batman Professor Layton sounds amazing. He will challenge you to deadly puzzles using only what is on hand!

@niedude: That's awful. I hope you can manage to talk to them about it, but I know how stubborn some people can be over accepting differing lifestyles. There was quite a fuss within my local church when most members worldwide indicated that they'd be open to considering full acceptance of the LGBT community. Not even anything concrete, just the big conference saying 'We should consider this.'

Zincspider
8th August 2013, 4:01 AM
Well, that's very sad to hear Nie. Good luck getting around that.

Oh, VB.... who is Lace kicking at? I'm a bit confused.

InnerFlame
8th August 2013, 8:16 AM
I am completely straight but I feel for you Niedude, I hope for the best and hope that everything will eventually work out. I send my support and love my friend.

As for me, I'm sorry again! I get a post in soon, I promise. I'm in a bad procrastination mood... but I'll sit myself down and force myself to write today.

Vivian_Bloom
8th August 2013, 9:01 PM
I don't think that's fair, niedude, with what happened. Don't let it get you too upset though. No one's "normal" here, and there are always people you can go to that understand you. Keep rockin'!

Oh, guess I should've been clearer about that Zinc. It's JP and we're around downtown. He left surfing on his Persona and I couldn't figure out how to approach Shinai and Amissa with the rest of the assault team without bunnying whatever Mana, Sofiya, and JP might be up to and suddenly appear all together downtown without any background.

GoldenHouou
9th August 2013, 6:39 AM
Ugh, that sucks balls (see what I did there.... I know I'm terrible) dude, but don't give a **** about them. Also their logic just what. I hope you get your 'net back soon, bro. There any Internet cafes around?

Aaaand a post. From me. Yes. Coming up this weekend to the Forums near you.

niedude
11th August 2013, 3:22 AM
<thanks for your support, guys. Really appreciate it.
I am no longer living at home. Though its only tenporary (how temporary remaisn to be seen) my aunt has offered to let me stay at her place while things "calm down" and at least here I have internet. I dont have my own personal computer, though, and even while my tablet arrived THE DAY I left my home, my parents dont trust me with it cause they know I'd use it to talk to gays and bad influences. Even worst when the friend-of-the-family-who-is-psychic says me getting involved with gays will end with me getting raped, kidnapped involved in a pepdophilia ring (I'M TWENTY ****ING ONE, IT HASNT BEEN PEDOPHILIA TO EFF ME FOR THREE TO FIVE YEARS) and make me end up robbing for food and money.
Not to mention something about drugs, AIDS and Hepatites B, C and D. Cause apparently I'll invent my own strand of hepatites if I go gay!

Sigh...
Sorry for the vent. That's how bad it is.
ANyway, I might get a post up this week.
Might.

Niihyl
12th August 2013, 11:12 PM
To think we live in 'enlightened' times. Sorry to hear that Nie, that sort of thing is really shitty to deal with. Hopefully, you'll be able to work things out with them, though, even if they - quite rightfully - **** you off. It means a hell of a lot to have your family's support.

As for a post, I'll put an arrow in Shinai as soon as I can.

niedude
19th August 2013, 4:03 PM
I think Lace didnt get the "DON'T GIVE JP REASONS TO WAMT TO KILL YOU" memo
I believe it was passed around last Wednesday

Kiruria
20th August 2013, 10:42 AM
Well I feel bad. I'm one of those gays you're apparently talking to. Just kidding. I'm not gay. Otherwise I wouldn't be sitting here wondering what's beneath Halberd's kilt.

Er-hem. Anyway, I will join the sympathy group. I can't imagine a similar thing happening to me if I had an ultra-religious family who found out I had been practicing witchcraft and talking to Satanists (and real pagans), after all. JP may be a bit of a jerk, but you're not.

*peeks at RPG*
Kiruria's Future Sight attack hit the RPG! It is Shadow Joshua after all!

Anyway, I think I have an idea of what to post, basically Halberd getting strict with Sigmund running off on his own, but that will have to wait until tomorrow or something, as it's way past my bedtime now.

Zincspider
20th August 2013, 6:29 PM
We really do need to keep on topic guys, as bad as that stuff is.
And also... Nie, that's a bit too far with what JP did. Either it's out of character, or JP's more of a villain than the Shadows and needs to be dealt with. Seriously, he should know Laces antics by now. Pulling a knife on her for that?

niedude
20th August 2013, 8:41 PM
Oh hes not gonna kill her
And he spent two months away from the cast. Hes only had a couple of courts with her. Maybe four?
Anyway, this is only cause she's a girl snd he's trying to scare her. If it were a guy he'd have simply punched straight up and call it a day
He's more jumpy after spending two months court'ing solo

Vivian_Bloom
21st August 2013, 2:02 AM
It's cool Niedude. He's standing pretty close to her shoes though..

I'll get something up for us to get to Mana and back him up before Shinai tries anything.

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EDIT: Alright, posted. Not where I planned to go at first, but ah, dem's the brakes. Have fun, Zinc!

I'll be leaving for a while soon, but hopefully I'll squeeze another post in (probably a reaction) before then. If not, thanks. I really love you guys. See you soon.

Zincspider
23rd August 2013, 5:16 AM
*ahem*
As it were VB is leaving us for about 3 months (and dammit I'll miss the crazy tyke). She'll be back around December, and as she had the decency to warn me, we talked it over and decided on what to do with Lace.
I'll be bunnying her for a few months... which with my current rate of posts will mean I'll get at least one chance to be Lace before VB returns with spices from the new world.
On the downside, I might not be able to pull of Lace as well as VB. On the plus side, she now has contractual immortality. So watch it JP.

(In other news, I'll also being going to Mechacon for 3 days, so I won't see you guys until Sunday night... I'll be sure to have fun for you guys).

niedude
23rd August 2013, 5:22 AM
On the plus side, she now has contractual immortality. So watch it JP.


My fictional character groaned so loudly I think I heard him in real life.
(Kidding, kidding!)

Anyway, Lace played the "I think (s)he's really a Shadow!" card I was gonna make JP play. Bleh. Now I'm gonna have to make him act all dumb and confused (again)
Now that I think about it, I really need to make JP more complex. Lately he's all "Rawr, Imma bash your skull" or "THE HELL IS GOING ON" depending on whether he's co-scening wth Shinai or actual PCs.
But no time for that now. Now's the time to kill shadows and chew bubblegum. And I'm all out of gum.

Niihyl
23rd August 2013, 7:27 AM
I'll miss ya, VB. Good luck with training! It's been a pleasure writing with you, though we'll see you again soon. It also seems that you've found the secret to not dying in Persona BOSS. BRB, finding way to abuse loophole.

As for Zinc, that sounds like fun! ...You'll get no love from me. So jelly. :<

Killing things sounds good, though seeing as how jumpy everyone is, that thing is likely to be Shinai and his probably-a-key-plot-point girlfriend. No one seems all too cooperative right about now...

Blivsey
23rd August 2013, 5:56 PM
Ah, it won't quite be the same without the real VB. Luckily, we at least have a backup cloudcuckoolander... Sofiya/GH is gonna have to step it up.
Really, though, enjoy yourself and we'll catch you on the other side. Zinc, you too.

In business more directly related to the game, I'd like to post, but I'm not sure it would add much unless it started dealing with The Search for Levin (in bookstores 9/12). So, Zinc, did Hua Po see anything while scouting? Let's say she did a lap around the main floor and looked into all the storefronts. I'll assume that anything we'd find firsthand would be handled by a GM interjection.

Zincspider
29th August 2013, 4:52 AM
Sorry for the delay guys, I started back on semester this week and was getting stuff together. I should be able to hash something out tomorrow night.

Zincspider
13th September 2013, 10:00 AM
Alright, have I lied about posting? Regrettably.
Do I have an excuse? Of course.
Do you care? Not at all.

In short, this semester is beating me over the head with a stick with misfortunes and I'm running around fixing it. It's the weekend, and there shouldn't be anything in my way finally, so I'll advance the Mall as I left it in the dark. I'll do the tower too, but I'm prioritizing the mall. It might be in two separate posts.

Zincspider
15th September 2013, 8:21 PM
It's been a year but here's a shadow guys!

Once we can find a way to split up the JP/Lace conflict, I can get one out there as well.

And I'll have the tower get going in a bit as well.

Son_of_Shadows
15th September 2013, 9:17 PM
Ohhhhhhh damn son, plot twist ahoy. Shadow Wulfgard, my my. Seems that beating the crap out of our Shadows officially doesn't rid us of them forever. Whoops.

Zincspider
16th September 2013, 3:27 AM
Just for those who are worried about Wordy after getting all those messages, don't worry.
I asked her and she happily agreed in her angry Wordy way. And then I rewarded her.
With, like, 6 sugar cubes. And an apple.

Niihyl
16th September 2013, 4:00 AM
...can we start calling you the bastardboss tho?

On a brighter note, I'll get you a post soon. A cheery, mildly passive-aggressive chat with the Prez is coming right up. Hopefully the JP/Lace shenanigans can be resolved, though both VB and Nie are otherwise occupied. Haven't seen GH in a while too, since he's been devoured by my homeland... Team pls. ;-;

Kiruria
16th September 2013, 10:29 AM
I'll also be posting soon... sometime this week I hope, when I'm not busy with school stuff.

EDIT: And a week later I post, and nobody else adds anything to the Discussion Thread. Initially I was going to have Halberd talk to Wulfgard-sensei and try attacking his Shadow self as well, but I figured that'd be too much, especially since Halberd is not the sort of person to deal the first blow in a fight. And I want to give Inner Flame the chance to reply before the plan is finalized. Then again, Russell's just a little shrimp, he can't do much in this battle anyway. Not even axe the pipes, I bet. But I do have Halberd does have a backup plan in case Russell somehow doubts he can hold up his end of the plan.

I apologise in advance for insulting Inner Flame. I understand only the creators are allowed to make fun of their characters. Or maybe it's just that the creators are encouraged to make fun of their characters more. Whichever.

I also just realized that most of my recent posts were ones I typed while listening to Celtic music. I think it might be helping me get into character. I wonder why. Power metal seems to have almost the same effect, for even more unknown reasons.

And reading over the footnotes of my post (that's right, I'm copying Blivsey) made me realise that Team Levin Rescue can also function as a Five Man Band, with Sigmund as the Leader, Snow as the Lancer, Halberd as the Big Guy/Smart Guy, Russell as the Chick, Wulfgard-sensei as the Mentor, and Testa as the Sixth Ranger.

Ysavvryl
28th September 2013, 12:01 AM
And I finally use that skill on-screen that Snow's had since the beginning!

I wrote this post just to the general noise of my home (cats, tv, radio in the kitchen, hummingbirds yelling at each other outside). Usually what I do, that or have one of my Pandora stations playing in the background.

Niihyl
28th September 2013, 8:04 AM
Sorry friends, musical's been headed into crunch time. But if all goes well, I'll have a post for you by Sunday.

As for writing environment, I generally have Netflix up on my second monitor. Part of my new obsession with British television. It's obviously why I'm so productive all the time...