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So I think music is pretty snazzy, and we all know CD’s are the best way to purchase your music. Through a mixture of inheritance and personal purchase, I have a CD collection about as extensive as your local library. Pretty decent but really not that good, making you settle on something you really didn’t mind. Now with that in mind, I just blazed through Dookie, Nimrod, and a few other staples of 90s punk (such as Smash, interestingly enough my case for Smash was broken so it now resides inside the case for Americana. Americana has been missing since the turn of the decade. This is foreshadowing.) so I think to myself, Hm, I am an adult and should probably listen to music that is not full of angst, nasally voices, and sick bass lines. So in the spirit to mix it up, I open Stars by The Cranberries, which is a greatest hits collection of ‘92 to ’02. Not very familiar with them, but I really like the song “Zombie” which is on this CD, so I think why not, expand my horizons a tad. Now here’s where Satan himself took a swipe at me. I open up the CD case, only to see some chickenshit put a Matchbox 20 CD in there. It being garbage day, you can rest assured I am no longer in possession of a Matchbox 20 CD.

So needless to say, I am upset now. You know what an upset person would want to listen to? Punk. That being said, I’m a renegade for life, flow against the grain ya feel me? Dirt by Alice In Chains caught my attention, so I thought “why not? I haven’t listened to some good grunge in a while.” I open up the case, and toss it in without looking and begin to continue with my day. Lo and behold, Layne Staley is not shouting out metaphors about his drug addictions, but instead Eddie Vedder busts out about how ‘even’ that ‘flow’ is. Do not get me wrong, Pearl Jam is solid, but I am getting sick of being hung out to dry with all of these bate and switches. It’s like ordering steak and getting lobster.

I realize anyone out there with any empathetic bone in their body is like mourning for me, wallowing in a wake of pity for my plight. I would really hate to finish this post on such a low note, so I will provide a nice, optimistic story to follow up this tragedy.

I lied, this is actually about me. It gets even worse.

So let me establish something before I continue, so that you can truly appreciate the gravity of the events that transpired. I like pizza. Good pizza, bad pizza, warm pizza, cold pizza, red, white. I like pizza and pizza side dishes such as breadsticks, or more importantly to this story, cheesesticks.

I signed up for Hut Lovers rewards on Pizzahut.com, not because I give a damn about pizza points or whatever bullshit mechanic gives me free stuff, but rather they offered me free cheesesticks on my next order. Hot diggity damn, now that is something I can get behind. No reserving for that sign, I threw my hat and email address into that ring faster than something else that is fast. I don’t know, I’m a pizza aficionado, not a writer.So some time passes, and I notice my email, and I see the shiny message from the bots that run Pizza Hut’s email listings. Free breadsticks on your next order filled the title. Why do all these cruel people want to hurt me with these dastardly bait and switches?

I am a weak man. I cave in and settle for the breadsticks. I spend many of minutes making my order, adding and removing jalapenos enough times that even the most fickle doctor would lose their patience with me. Anyways, I finally complete my order, and type in my breadstick code. “This offer is no longer valid,” or in other words, “Fuck you, we are going to put you on an emotional rollercoaster.”

Needless to say, at this point, I am wallowing in a hole of self pity while Eddie Vedder yells on about how Jeremy snapped and killed all the fuckers that kept fucking with ‘em. I felt a lot like Jeremy. I wanted to raise my arms in a V, but instead, I scroll down and see another email. This one was labelled with a free side, any side, with a large pizza. I have a large pizza, and an empty hole in my heart that this side could fill. I click the promotion, and holy shit, it works. I set up my pizza, debate once again over jalapenos, select my side of breadsticks, and place my order. Cheesesticks are also available as a side. Uh Oh

I make a mad dash for my cell phone, which was right next to me, but I didn’t really know that so I ran my house like a Roman in the Circus Maximus, ya feel me? I call up my local pizza hut, and get that order fixed faster than the aforementioned fast thing that I could not come up with. Only problem was, my closing comments to the pizza fellow was a sweet, “I love you,” out of habit from speaking with close family or significant others. Piv Oh

The pizza escort eventually arrives to my residence, and I answered the door wearing only a towel because I just evacuated the shower. As I stood there in the doorway, wearing a towel, and nothing else I stood dumbfounded, looking into their eyes. They wanted my money. I had no idea where my wallet was.In a fear of keeping the woman waiting, I went into my kitchen, and grabbed 20 bucks in quarters. I tell them to keep the change. As they leave, they inform me that they love me too. It is nice to know there are good people out there, despite the harmful barrage of bait and switch scams that permeate our society.

 
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I sort of prefer the letters. Nice minimalist design.

 
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The meaning behind arbitrary titles such as regular equates to about the same amount of meaning behind the title of an unpaid intern. Except it’s a bunch of unpaid interns in a nice little circlejerk A circlejerk I call home purgatory. (’:

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

I come to a halt as she seems to channel something at her feet. I am not an expert as of to what she is capable, but I am smart enough to there are some situations it is better not to rush in on, at least not myself. I take to a defensive stance, and rush the 3 skeletons at her from behind. Unless she too is a sensory mage, she should not see their attacks coming. I doubt anything lethal will come of it. That being said it should be enough to distract her. As the skeletons begin to close in on her, I realise something. That umbrella seems to be her main form of defense, which she has just lowered.

Swiftly, I draw my gun and fire a duo of shots towards her center of mass, hoping to score a hit. With the lack of success that this type of fighting has brought so far, I am doubtful of it, but it should be enough to keep her on her toes. Speaking of which, I hope the man who attacked me earlier is okay. I wish not to kill him, the poor fellow was likely roped along into this situation by the others, and regardless, I doubt they would have openly informed him of the mass murder they helped commit.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

[To yourself you are not invisible, everything just has a dark murky coating, and I was hoping the slam would knock your breath out making you incapable of speaking for just a little bit, but if you really want to speak out, that is fine.]

[Edit: It was implied I could rough him up a little.]

 
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Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

As I sprint towards the woman, I feel a sudden thud as I crash into something. This halts me as I stop, cast my eyes down and see the man who turned invisible before. Upon closer inspection, he is an older, man, pale and thin. It seems he may have misjudged nearly everything about the situation. I almost feel as if I should ask if he is okay. I stab the spear into the ground next to his skull. Reaching, I grab his hand and lift him to his feet using my left arm. Gently, I brush the dirt and grass off of his body. Then with speed and strength, I launch my right arm forward, clutching him by his neck. “I am sorry, but sometimes an example has to be made.”

Lifting him into the air by his neck and shoulder, I forcefully throw him towards the ground into the shadows, but right before I do, I cast the invisibility over him, allowing him to be concealed in the shadows. Hopefully the force of the impact keeps him there long enough. I then turn towards my foes and shout out towards them, “Do you not see what I am capable of!? A touch and this man has became nothing. The entire existence of another man has been wiped by my hand!”

I then kick my spear back into my hand and rush towards Lauren once again. Thankfully them preparing for my initial attack, rather than launching a counter attack gave me enough time for my ruse.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Signups & Discussions] [Signups Always Open]

Originally posted by BrainpanSonata:

Jesse Bellamy

NOW! I swing at the man and I know that if I don’t connect I will have swung myself off-balance. But either way, I can risk myself to win the fight! I have alchemy on my side!

I am sprinting, spear in hand. My character is in peek shape, yours’ is a thin, likely malnourished man on the wrong side of thirty. I have to ask, are you sure you want to do this? I want to make sure you were not ninja’d. I don’t want to godmod, but at the same time, it seems slightly illogical for this to go well for you.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

Her reflexes are impeccable, being able to turn, draw her umbrella and deflect the shots from my revolver. Unless of course it was a coincidence. As I anxiously prepare for my next move, she launches a few shards of ice at me to supplement her dashing towards me, umbrella drawn. Considering it’s ability to deflect bullets, I presume that I would rather not get hit my that. I am trapped between fire and ice, and for that I am thankful. The inferno at my back, it casts a forward facing shadow, from which I have a wall jut outwards at a forty-five degree. The ice crashes into the wall, as I run up the other side, and jump over my foe for the second time.

Rolling to soften the landing, I turn to face Lauren, before summoning a spear from the shadow that I cast. Holstering the revolver, and wielding the spear, I rush towards my foe whilst her back is turned, hoping to close the distance as quickly as I can.

A wheel falls off the wagon.

 
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Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

As I finish my speech, the beggar sends out a french retort but before I can respond, the woman whom I fought with on the boat launches her self towards me. Thankfully, being alert of the situation, I have about a second to react. Quickly, I launch a small platform from my own shadow underneath me, using it to launch me forwards into the air, allowing me to flip through the air over my attacker. “Well that was rather rude, now wasn’t it?”

I then quickly draw my revolver and quickly unload six shots towards them, replenishing the spent ammunition from earlier, by using the darkness inside the gun to create more bullets from the shadows, creating essentially infinite ammunition. One thing is for damn sure, this gun is one of the loudest things I have heard. My ears ringing, I can only hope the invisible Frenchman does not try to sneak up on me now. Hopefully a mixture of my skeletons, and Kania can keep Kat busy.

 
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Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

My trusty mount and I stroll out from the concealment of the shadows into the clearing. If we are going to have an intermission before our fight, it would be best if they could look your killers in the eyes before they transcend from this mortal plane. “You wish to run from us, yet you outnumber us, two to three. I never knew Miss Applebottom would employ such cowards. Regardless, we intend to make things quick, if you do not mind. That being said, if you would prefer a slower dance with death, that could be arranged.”

I gauge their reactions, underneath their ring of fire, before continuing my exposition. “I am sure you are under the impression that we have been placed under the employment of the Germans. I can quell those beliefs right now and inform you that although they tried, it did not end particularly well in their favor, as we killed one of the mercenaries who was in your pursuit. Now why might we be attacking you? Although you particularly have not partaken in the unnecessary slaughter that we have witnessed, you stood by and let it happen, without consequence. Whatever god you may believe in, it will cut you down. We are the consequence for the crimes against humanity that you allow to permeate your group.”

“Yeah, we have a bone to pick with you!” Kania interjects from next to the carcass of the deceased horse.

“Yes…,” I continue after a pause, “Hopefully this sends a shiver down your spine.”

Then from the carcass of the horse, the shadows that once created it begin to deteriorate, falling apart, separating, and reconnecting into new shapes, yet the specific forms are impossible to make out from under the veil of night. After a moment of silence, three skeletal figures lumber out from the shadow of darkness into the light cast by the ring of fire. One of them is holding a crude scimitar, the one to it’s immediate left has a makeshift mace, whilst the third one funneling behind them has a simple spear. Quickly, they march towards their targets with an intent clearly of a hostile nature.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Signups & Discussions] [Signups Always Open]

So it is in fact very conductive of electricity and heat? Uh Oh spaghetti-o, yo.

 
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BC, it’s called diplomacy. All about saying nice doggy until you have a duster sick enough that you have the huevos to kill them.

 
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Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

Somehow she managed to narrowly avoid the wall that would have brought a certain halt to their vehicle, and if they were particularly unready for such a thing their lives. It must have been the act of sensory magic, no way could the average senses allowed someone to react to that wall in such time. Them understanding that the shadows are a benefit to us, they summon a ball of flame to surround them and illuminate the immediate area, causing Kania to quickly back off in order to remain cloaked in darkness. I guess my offensive will have to be mounted from more range.

Quietly muttering under my breath, “So you can sense magic, yet not every threat is that of the arcane.”

I draw my revolver and take careful aim towards the epicenter of the flame. With fluidity to be admired by a flowing stream, I unload six shots towards the insufferable vehicle. Although some people like to wait around and let people gather their bearings, I have always been more partial to a rapid fire offensive. Whilst the sound of the shots still echo out through the air, I erupt 4 arms from the shadows in front of me, just outside the range of the fire that surrounds my foes. Two of the arms are paired together to the left of me, the other two to the right. From their hands they forcefully chuck grappling hook- like spears, with chains shacking them to the ground, towards their transport, as well as possibly one of those who inhabit the odd steam contraption.

 
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Babatunde “Akashi” Washington

Watching through my monocular, I observe the group as the sun fades away into the orange and brown horizon, giving way to nighttime. I can mostly only make out silhouettes in the distance, but after a brief conversation with Kania, the group had begun to move. Ricky Trundle, and most of the others followed his lead and head towards the city. That being said, a trio of others, and an odd vehicular contraption head away from the city along the tracks. They mention something about attacking the eccentric mass murderer from the ship, but he quickly heads back towards the main group. Certainly not something we can adequately deal with at this rate. Now the trio heading into the middle of nowhere? Perhaps they could be a reasonable target.

I unhitch the shadow horses from the wagon, and I hop aboard my steed, and motion for Kania to do the same. I point towards the group that we are about to pursue. Thankfully, these horses are immune to the physical restraints of the average horse, capable of moving through the shadows at speeds somewhat more than a mundane stallion. Using the shadows of night to cloak are movement, I render both of us, and our mounts invisible to the naked eye before we rush out to intercept the group.

 
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Originally posted by FlyingCat:
Originally posted by Jimbo14:

So you wish to head in our direction and attempt to rob us? Okay.

I thought I was heading in your direction since you came from the town I’m heading to which should be on the same road.

Was unsure if you wanted to trek back through the forest, and clarification never hurts.

 
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So you wish to head in our direction and attempt to rob us? Okay.

Thank you, I am very proud of the wagon.

 
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I never intended to get particularly close to you fellows, but I imagine we are a decent distance off making the wagon slightly visible in the dark, but no specifics, and Kania has rather solid eyesight, combined with the ability to sense powers, and your usage of power in the timeframe. That was my interpretation.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Down to One 2015 - Round 5: 60 Seconds: Asteroids (8/3, 1 PM, UTC+3)

 
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I thought you were heading back to the tavern, as you specifically stated, which is ~14 kilometers away, whereas BCLEGENDS’ character was heading to find a nice hotel in the new hub.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Down to One 2015 - Round 5: 60 Seconds: Asteroids (8/3, 1 PM, UTC+3)

Xan, I feel you may have improved your score just a tad.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Down to One 2015 - Round 5: 60 Seconds: Asteroids (8/3, 1 PM, UTC+3)

Don’t really know how to do that, but yeah I noticed.

 
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To be expected with a narrower niche

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Down to One 2015 - Round 5: 60 Seconds: Asteroids (8/3, 1 PM, UTC+3)

 
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10 active characters, a new one, and 2 who are likely returning. Nice Job.

 
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For better or worse, he is much more laissez-faire than I expected.