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Dark Horse – Katy Perry

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:

In case of a tie for least deaths in SiKC, all tying parties get a bonus token.

No fear, Bluji! I can get negative 1 on this game, mega-easies.

 
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The Anglo-Français Super-Duper Friendship Bridge of Awesomeness over the English Channel
It appears that it is a tunnel.

The Penang Bridge, then.

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:

There are fifteen levels in the game, and the person to post an end screen image with the least deaths (I’m going to trust you guys here) will receive a bonus token.

All the good players should be b& so I have a chanc at wining.

 
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The Claustrophobic joke, being scared of Santa Claus.

(When Squidward, Patrick and Spongebob were in that wishing well)

 
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Independence Day
Since Wolfram Alpha didn’t help me find a quadratic equation which I could simply solve using the formula, I guess I just have to talk about what good information I have from relatively reliable sources, such as word-of-mouth from the neighbourhood fish market, lessons in Mathematics from classmates’ younger siblings, from the newspapers, my Chemistry Experiment textbook, and also what Woon says Finland is like.

Let’s begin.

Independence Day in Finland is celebrated every Saturday, with the most recent Independence Day (so far) is the 72, 651th Independence Day, on 6 December 2014. It used to be a Fascist country, and also used to battle Russia in World War 2. However, Russia had to go back because it was so warm there, and the fur coats of the Russian soldier uniform made them sweaty and uncomfortable.

And apparently, they make super awesome kids who get to boast about awesome healthcare and world-beating education and clean public toilets and good literacy rates and super efficient government which has not heard of corruption since 1197, when they were last colonised. Or thereabouts.

So any ways Finland is permanently populated by the 170 delegates from the European Union (2 from each country, staying in an embassy), plus 9350 Sami people. It also has a few other people and now in Step 4, proceed to the sink and pour 100 millilitres of 2.0 mol dm -3 sulphuric acid into the beaker before adding all the calcium powder in, stirring while it is heated over a strong flame.

Finland is also part of the Land of the Forever Snowy Sun, with its counterparts Russia, Sweden, Italy, Tanzania and also Australia. All these countries are kinda close to the Arctic Circle and thus, get cold quite often. Also, everything in Finland is clean and nice, with the soil being washed by specially employed civil servants who have very attractive packages of remuneration. That Spanish mackerel is 10 ringgit per kilogramme. Thus, Finland is famed for having the lowest germ population in the world, edging even Pope Francis’ Vatican City, with only 2000 microorganisms for every square kilometre of land.

Also, the Finnish people speak Norse, Sami, Swomi and also Svenská. But they like English the mostest because when they Skype with the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the UK makes sure to send a box of free crumpets and tea to Finland. This is so that they can have tea parties, something that they really, really, really enjoy.

Lastly, there are many plants in Finland, being a great vacation spot. So, Happy Birthday, Finland! And tomorrow, happy 72, 652nd Birthday! :D

 
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Theme 09: Déjà vu

The American Dream
The loading screen is white and minimalistic, but when the loading finishes, the screen slowly becomes dark.

The black screen stays there for a second or two, then a sullen female voice comes out, speaking clearly, with words which are written simultaneously in a spidery typeface as white letters on the black background:

“I once dreamt the dream to dream.”

As a new line is written, the old line fades.

“And I wish I had never woken up.”

“But I did, and now I yearn for it again.”

“The dream I once dreamt.”

“Of discovery. Of hope.”

“That day, I dreamt of being free.”

“And today, I dreamt it again.”



The Menu page comes up, with the normal Play, Level Select, Options and Reset Progress buttons. However, the tree in the leftmost region of the background is a button as well, but is only unlocked after the game has been played through once.

So the game is simple. There are four main characters in a sort of role-play, but the options that you choose will affect your next playthrough. All the playable characters are parts of nature, and can be manipulated through the dialogue options and actions. In between these ‘clash points’ (probably two or three per character) the game is a typical point-and-click. They are all intertwined in one story, however, none of the characters speak to the human characters at any point in the game.

The four Playable Characters (PC’s) are: a crow, a pebble, a worm and an old apple tree.

The game ALWAYS loads the player as the crow first. However, once the first playthrough is finished, the other 3 characters are unlocked in the extra menu by clicking on the aforementioned tree at the side.

So the story starts with the crow perched on the roof of an old house in the village, with a farm behind. It appears to be at the latter stages of summer in the village, just past the brunt of the heat. People flitting in and out of the house more often than usual suggests something unusual taking place. A short flight towards the window reveals that the old matriarch of the family had just passed away, and her children, a son (around twenty years old) and young daughter (probably eleven or twelve) are left to mourn. The story of the crow follows the problems before the mother died, continuing on, tied closely to the journey of the hearse along the stretched journey toward the matriarch’s final resting place. In the end, the crow oversees the burial, and being satisfied by the effort, flies off into the sunset.
[SPOILER: The people in charge of the hearse are an irresponsible lot and they lose the hearse a few times, but solving all the puzzles, the crow eventually manages to help]



The story of the pebble is one of hope. The pebble is a really smooth, corn-coloured rock that the little girl picked up one day when she was strolling on the street. So, the pebble is something that the little girl looks at as a companion and also as a symbol of her roots, coming from the village. She always disliked the way people did things in the city, and being forced to live with her uncle there after the saddening death was something uncalled for. The pebble is one thing that the girl carries along with her through her journey with her uncle (everywhere she goes, really) but the uncle finally realises that she belongs in the village, and drives her back.

Something versatile with the pebble story is that the pebble does not overhear any conversation, and is moved by dragging to solve puzzles.



The worm is almost always around the house, but is never noticed by any of the characters. However, it seems to be fond of the pebble that the little girl carries. The worm delves exclusively into interaction based on conversation options, maybe introducing ideas into other characters’ thoughts by whispering. The worm’s story is a story of self-discovery, and the little girl finally notices the worm at the end, staring at it, but then walking off and almost squashing it dead.
The scene fades out, and the fate of the worm is not known.


The tree lives behind the house. His story is one of history, exclusively when the little girl is young, and ends before her mother’s death. The story of the tree takes place at the same time as the little girl growing up, and also overlaps with when she discovers the pebble near the tree. The tree matures as the little girl grows up, and it also sees of her older brother away from town to work and earn money. In a certain light, this story expounds on the background of the characters. The crow never appears in this story.


The backgrounds can often be reused, reducing the workload of having many stories, hopefully able to be done in 48 hours.

The game ends when all four characters have been played through and an epilogue is unlocked in which the same spidery letters appear, never revealing if she was the little girl in question, but the voice sounds slightly happier, and more hopeful, saying that the best story is never a story with happy endings all the way, but is a story that means something to you even after you forget what the story is.

The last scene is a scene of the girl, her brother and the pebble beside her, staring into the sunset, with the crow far in the distance. Music plays and cue the ‘The End’ banner in the same style as before, but sounding eagerly spoken by the female voice.

 
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Originally posted by Woon1957:
Originally posted by S_98:

Snine!

This is no sign-ups.

You didn’t say it ANYWHERE in the thread. And I refuse to look for it. No!

IGNORANCE FTW!

 
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Snine!

 
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I figured Blu would like an animal pic like this:

primarily because it fits in well with the wintry Finnish theme. Also, the silken, glossy coat of the fur seal also bodes well with the idea of a shiny, white Christmas. Also, this fella looks like a spring roll. :D



You-know-who. It’s clear that my artistic touch has not been regained ever since my zenith of artistic excellence at the age of 3. At least it’s homemade. I used gel pen and correction tape and highlighter and watercolour pencils and a normal pencil and liquid paper and typical paper too. That’s at least seventeen media I hodgepodg’d.

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:

Gold

Everyone knows that ‘Gold’ is just an abbreviated form of ‘Goldium’.

Oh, and I choose Argon.

 
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Originally posted by yeasy:
Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by IAmTheCandyman:

Really, though, please ignore Developous. Thank you! :D


Good way to ignore someone is too keep pming postcounting this quote.


#postcount


Hey yeasy, BTW I haven’t really seen you in any mafias. What genres do you normally play, if you don’t mind me asking?
 
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This was gonna be on an old manuscript paper, but the resizing didn’t work. So here it is, Woon-style. (Totally did not rip-off)

Sninetiate,
Chief Elfsecutive Officer,
Kuala Lumpur Branch,
Santa’s Little Toy Shop Malaysia.



Santa Claus,
Who sees me when I’m sleeping,
Who knows when I’m awake,
Who knows if I’ve been good or bad,
So I was good, for Christmas’ sake. ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­­ ­­ ­ ­ 7 DECEMBER 2014.


Dearest Santa Claus,


Letter of Resignation

I have decided that this year, I will tender my resignation. I have worked here for just under one year and my resounding conclusion: I have had enough of this. And I do not apologise, you hot-headed, inconsiderate, lazy bloke. The magic I so sought after when I signed up last year was sorely lacking. Christmas used to be the tale of magic and joy and altruism, but oh, how I was mistaken. The working hours are so long, the work so daunting, and the pay too little for my small elven plant-needs. Given that I am entirely unsatisfied by the working conditions, I have no choice but to resign. I bid you the best of luck to work one of your miracles in a fortnight. You’ll need it.

2. Firstly, it was not easy to make the decision. I am fully aware that the position of a C.E.O. demands a lot, and it would be disastrous to have a vacancy there. However, I am up to my leaves with your unreasonable work. Every day you demand that we polish Rudolph’s swollen, inflamed nose. Then you get us to bake you a set of triple chocolate chip cookies, before yelling at our faces because the milk chocolate jelly isn’t just the exact ‘snowflake’ consistency you like it. Then you get us to massage your plump, sweat-drenched toes because they hurt to support your Christmas-sized girth when you stand up! AND THEN YOU DON’T LET US WASH OUR HANDS. THIS IS NO WORK FOR A C.E.O.

3. Twenty-five hours a day, we work as slaves for your evil corporation. During the day in the sweltering heat of your Santa’s Little Toy Shop factories making toys WITHOUT our breaks. Over and over again, we remind you that our elven bladders are tiny, and we get feverish if we hold it in for too long, or if we don’t eat for extended periods. But what is worse is, throughout the night, tending to your magical little reindeers’ every need, and make your quaint little summer house here in Malaysia nice and spotless while you just laze about and wallow on your couch. “Why is the air-conditioner only on 16°C?” “Why isn’t anyone rubbing my feet?” “Why is it always so darn hot in this place??!!?” Well excuse me, sir, but I do believe that you are extremely fortunate not to have been charged and incarcerated in the Sahara Desert for crimes against humanity.

4. And what is our remuneration? A measly old biscuit every week from last Christmas which you had no more room to gobble down on your little road trip? Some broken toys from ages ago which you hadn’t gotten around to order us to dispose of? A trip to clean the reindeer stable? You disgust me, sir.

5. In light of this intolerable treatment, I have chosen to take up another job here, being a tourist attraction in a national park. You, sir, proudly call yourself the saviour of billions of children around the world, giving them a taste of joy once a year? I digress. You desecrate the true meaning of Christmas, and I wish to no longer have any affiliation with you or your money-minded corporation. Enjoy your endorsements and advertising wealth for ever and ever. Good day.


Yours faithfully,
Sninetiate.

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:

I don’t watch Spongebob, that is why.

Oh, you poor elephant. We have to get you to watch SpongeBob SquarePants before you reach ten thousand!

 
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Originally posted by uzzbuzz:
Originally posted by qwertyuiopazs:
Originally posted by uzzbuzz:
Originally posted by Bluji:

I’ll do that tomorrow. :)

10k Spectacular, eh?

That’s why he’s not answering my question!

Well if you want an answer, it doesn’t matter because there’s 12 items to solve ;)

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by qwertyuiopazs:
Originally posted by uzzbuzz:
Originally posted by Bluji:

I’ll do that tomorrow. :)

10k Spectacular, eh?

That’s why he’s not answering my question!

Or… and I’m just throwing this out there, it’s because it’s almost 3am.

Canadians.

 
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Originally posted by uzzbuzz:
Originally posted by S_98:
Originally posted by back900:

Liar liar plants on fire

Plants for hire **
:D

What who would hire a plant? Buy or maintain, maybe, but hire? Silly~

How would you be able to fire a plant if you hadn’t hired him/her in the first place? Silly.

 
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Originally posted by graveyard890:

Do Spongebob/Squidward/Mr Krabs quotes after

YES THANK YOU!
I’ll go now.

 
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Originally posted by back900:

Liar liar plants on fire

Plants for hire **
:D

 
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WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?!”

 
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Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan
kerrankin puhkeaa;

:D Proof that love for plants is in Bluji’s blood!

 
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All the Malaysians and Singaporeans giggling at the name.

 
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S’pore

 
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(Warning: This would be markedly philosophical, but befitting the game, so meh. I might do another, more light-hearted one later)

With only Myself for Comfort
If I were a travelling hitchhiker, a roadtrekking wannabe, or someone in desperate need for a break from work, I would choose to visit the inner realms of my imagination. The human mind is an infinite expanse, coloured with memories, decorated with dreams, and ornamented with goals. And that is where I would go for a holiday. A deep, self-searching, mind-boggling escapade of the soul. And I would travel in The Company of Myself.

  • How long does the vacation last
    The vacation would last for as long as I would like it to last. For the human mind is so flexible, so malleable, I could leave for a vacation for 2 years, and come back just seconds in the real world after I left. Time is no lord in the world of dreams. This is a perfect chance, as the vacation would most definitely last only for as long as it needs to. When all memories have been upturned, and sufficient soul-searching done, the holiday would be complete.
  • When is the ideal time for it
    Any time, sometime, all the time. The time is, evidently, dictated by the time of the memories, and thus cannot be changed in any way. The time would be of every season, of every year, of all the events in life, regardless of importance or chronological sequence.
  • How do you get from one place to another
    By imagining. The most efficient method of transportation, able to exceed the speed of light, and go back in time, and travel on the planes of 17 different dimensions. Imagination.
  • Where you will stay the nights
    There are no nights. All nights will be filled with things to do, places to be, events to take place. There is no “stay” in the expanse of the mind.
    [/prologue]


    Now that I’ve fulfilled all the requirements, time to plan out the real holiday.

What exactly I plan to do during this trip into such an abstract place should be my knowledge, and mine alone. But I shall try to be adaptible.

In the company of myself, I could do whatever I want. I would personally go back and relive life from a third-person perspective. All the things that I would have been doing would deny me the chance to just take a step back and look at the surroundings. Take life slow and enjoy the scenery, with nobody to rush me. A great deal of what life presents to us is lost in the moment, and a sad fact is that we’d probably never be able to relive it.
(Sidenote: I can mess up the place by doing things normally discouraged in time travel, because of the fact that my surroundings are a mere mental fabrication, and will not have much cause and effect in the real world)

I would then, when pleased, traverse my memory to find out why life’s events unfolded in that manner. Enjoying the happy moments by reliving them, this would also serve as a learning experience to be more mature later on. To look back at all the things I’ve done in life, and more importantly, to learn why I did those things, it would probably prove invaluable later in life. I might also tell people how I feel about them, and probably tell some to be nicer people. That might improve things.

But in the end, I would return to the real world instantly, having spent time in a magical land in no time at all. And maybe realise that the best holiday would not be in the company of only myself. But in the company of others.

 
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“Jamie, look. It’s not like I don’t want to help you. But it’s just that…”

“Just what? Just that your life is perfect and you’ve always gotten anything you’ve ever wanted, and that you can’t see that I’m depressed because these problems are not your problems?”

He found himself in the cold, whitewashed courtyard, looking down at the ground marbled with different tints of cobblestone. The snow had that texture when it just began to fall, and he jostled his Converse shoes around the first, soft beads of snow, like the warriors from the first ship in the battalion to land. The snow was early this year, he noted, remembering that it was still the first week of December.

Four brown benches each guard side of a square section of grass in the centre of the courtyard, which in summer, serves as a lush topiary. The balustrade that fenced the grass was relatively new, as Jamie had not seen it the last time he was there. Or maybe it was always there, just that Jamie had never noticed it before. He sat down on an empty bench and thought about Elizabeth. Everyone knew how much he loved her, yet nobody, not even his best friend was willing to help him find her. It was hard for him to accept the fact that he was alone in this: the most important thing in the world.

Just the thought of not being able to ever see Elizabeth ever again struck hard in Jamie’s head. He tried as hard as he could to keep the tears in, because people might stare at him, and he didn’t want the attention. There really wasn’t anything in his power to track her down, and he knew that none of his friends or family could help him either. All this was just wishful thinking, but he just couldn’t accept that Elizabeth ‘just chose to attend a boarding school’ and left without saying goodbye to him. Could she really have just left like that?

That was a possibility that was dismissed outright by Jamie’s instinctive reasoning. They spent all their time together in school, and although their friendship never turned into dating, the everlasting bond of a childhood friend of 7 years was something that Jamie valued. And as far as he knew, Elizabeth thought the same way. Could there be a reason behind this? Or did she just leave and cut all channels of communication because she didn’t like the life in the school, and didn’t like Jamie? He could feel his face puff up with the red powder of blush.

Just then, a tiny little snowflake , fell onto his nose, just above his thick scarf. Its minute cold was instantly felt as a tingle on Jamie’s almost-ready-to-cry nose. It was a little snowflake, but didn’t melt or break apart when he touched it with his fingertip. And it was a beautiful snowflake, almost as beautiful as Ellie.

Jamie had this habit of finding some part of nature which he himself could enjoy in solitude when he was stressed. Just thinking about nature or the world around him did wonders to plaster a small smile on an otherwise sullen face. It reminded him that there was still good in the world, and as long as the beauty of nature remained around him, he knew that his life make could turn for the better at any moment.

“Jamie!” he heard from behind. His name was called out again. “Jamie!” He turned his, by now, snow-topped head and saw Frank. Jamie thought a lengthy apology would spout out from his mouth at any moment, but nothing of that sort came. Frank just rubbed the snow off Jamie’s head and stared a warm, sincere stare into Jamie’s blue eyes. As Jamie stood up, himself about to initiate the apology for storming off earlier, Frank clutched him in a snowy embrace.

“I know how much you hate the cold.”

Jamie reciprocated the hug, and just then, the sky was just that little bit brighter. Sure, the snow was still just as white, sky still as grey, and summer isn’t due for another five months. But the hug meant something to Jamie. It was something undeniably there, a life lesson of sorts.

You will meet many Ellies in everyone’s lives. A hard undeniable truth is that they tend to come and go. Most Ellies will not be with you forever, and those who will might change so much. But that doesn’t make them less special. That doesn’t make them temporary. The wonderful experiences with them are one-of-a-kind, and the memories you keep are permanent. If one Ellie leaves your life forever, don’t keep trying and keep crying. Go find yourself another Ellie and have a great adventure. The world out there is a big one. Go have some fun.



This story was inspired by The Case of the Missing Elephant by racefan12

A tribute to Ellie



Happy Blurthday, Bluboy. :)