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Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
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Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
Hmm. The evidence is sound, and we need a lynch as the hour draws near.

Vote: Kami

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
T-Fox
Nov 7 2011, 08:10 PM
Sideliner
Nov 7 2011, 08:04 PM
So...you're deathproof?

That's...something I didn't expect to see. A deathproof member of any faction could shatter the game easily. I shudder to think what MK is thinking about right now...
bASED ON aRADIA'S HISTORY WITH DEATH, i'M PRETTY SURE IT'S JUST A SECOND LIFE, UM, LIKE IF SHE'S KILLED IN ANY WAY, SHE DOESN'T DIE, INSTEAD SHE HAS TO BE KILLED A SECOND TIME, AND FROM THERE SHE CAN DIE, UM, i DON'T KNOW, JUST MY THOUGHTS? }:S
Hmm, there was a role in a mafia I played once that I believe is still standard issue on the mafia wiki, that starts out town but resurrects as mafia if killed. For the particular version I played with the role was night-kill proof before the first lynch so that killing it would be a major screw up for the town. This change of allegiance was not mentioned to the town afterwards, and ended up costing us the game.

Could it be a variation on that, perhaps?

How to Write a Gunshot?
Well, when I've written them for my various personal projects, it really depends on the mood and perspective of the scene. I've both fired guns and watched guns be fired before, and both provide a different set of emotions and observations. Logistically I've always assumed that being shot provides its own unique perspective, though my first-hand experience with that is lacking to the point of non-existence.

That being said, my preferred perspective when writing a gunshot is the victim. In general, it feels much more personal and bears more weight than the shooter, though again there are exceptions to that that rely heavily on mood and other factors in the scene than the gunshot itself. From a purely psychological perspective though, the gun is a tool of distance, of cold, efficient impersonality. I wouldn't think it far-fetched to say that it is much easier to kill with a gun than with, say, a knife. Mind you, I'm not saying the act has less personal impact afterwards, but committing to the act is usually much easier with a gun than with a more direct weapon. I try to reflect that while writing scenes, as well as the make of the gun itself. Thus, an assailant armed with a Beretta 92FS firing from a first person perspective would read something like this:

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My hand clings to the grip as he walks into sight. He doesn't see me behind the brush, and he never will. My body tenses, I don't dare to even breathe as he walks by, fearing that the slightest movement could give me away. He passes without a thought, unaware of any danger. I seize the opportunity, sighting and firing three shots straight into the back of his chest cavity. The Beretta's sharp bark gives him a moment to pause before he stumbles, confused and wheezing, to the ground, ignorant but without bliss. Abandoning all pretense of caution, I rise casually, turning a deaf ear and blind eye to his strangled last gasps. I know that he hears my footsteps as I walk away, that he feels a burning desire to know who they belong to, but I don't look back. It's better this way.

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
Care to explain this absolving logic, T-fox?

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
EBWOP:

I fail to see how FoSing active speakers is suspicious. All silent people give out the same, single scum cue, given that silence is suspicious, but isn't the point of FoSing to get people discussing their logic because something they said/did is scummy?

FoSing anyone other than an active player seems like a waste of time this early in the game. Just my opinion.

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
It's a double-edged sword though, Rocky. If he's Mafia, then the longer KV's around the more screwed we are collectively. I'm not voting to lynch just yet, but it's definitely something we should keep in mind as the phase progresses.

In this case though, if I'm correct, this worked in our favor. We lost a townie, but we apparently didn't lose a day phase with the death of the beloved princess? I've only worked with the role a couple times, so I'm assuming we only lose a phase if it's night-killed, not lynched?

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
armeggedonCounselor
Nov 7 2011, 01:02 AM
D--> Here's another odd claim
D--> Lynching me or Nepeta c001d potentially lead to a loss of three townies
D--> Granted, it could also lead to a loss of two townies and a mafia
D--> But the risk is honestly too high
D--> Believe me or not
D--> I don't expect to make it past the next night phase anyway
D--> Unless I get really lucky
Now I'm just beyond confused.

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Dammit, I knew I should have shot you. Never trust a Chesire Cat...

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
KillerVole
Nov 6 2011, 01:10 PM
THOSE ARE ACTUALLY DECENT REASONS, EXCEPT FOR THE PART WHERE EITHER OF THEM ALSO CAN LEAD TO TOTAL DISASTER. I DID NOT LEAD ANY BANDWAGONS; IN FACT, I WAS ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE TO NOT JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON ON THE FIRST DAY, AND VOTED YESTERDAY TO GET SOMEONE TO TALK, NOT WITH THE AIM OF SEEING THEM LYNCHED.

DETE IS DEFINITELY SUSPICIOUS ON THE LEVEL YOU MENTIONED, HOWEVER, IF THE MAFIA ISN'T TOTALLY INEPT, THEY'LL ALSO REALIZE THAT LEAVING HIM ALIVE WILL MAKE HIM LOOK SUSPICIOUS. THE PROBLEM THERE IS, IF WE KILL HIM AND THEY BOTH ARE TOWN, THEN WE'VE TAKEN OUT TWO TOWNIES AT ONE SWING. WITH ANY LUCK, SOMEONE HAS INVESTIGATED THEM BY NOW, OR WILL DO SO SOON, SO THAT WE CAN MAYBE HAVE MORE TO GO ON. OF COURSE, ANY COP CAN'T EXACTLY ROLECLAIM WITHOUT MESSING EVERYTHING UP FOR THEMSELVES COMPLETELY.

THE REAL QUESTION IS, CAN WE RISK LOSING TWO TOWNIES AT ONCE? MAYBE. WE HAVE GOTTEN RID OF TWO DANGEROUS ROLES. THAT SAID, THE SAME THING MEANS WE ARE NOT UNDER HUGE TIME PRESSURE.
Agreed, either option could be disastrous, on the same level that any lynch at all could be disastrous. Sort of the risk we take by lynching without firm proof, hmm?

I don't think either KV or Dete are worthy of a vote yet, but both your history as a player and the circumstances of Serpentis's odd claim leave me uneasy.

Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
Very well.

My reasoning for you should be obvious, KV: You're leading generally unfounded bandwagons that are getting townies killed. While I can appreciate the necessity of lynches, it looks at least possibly scummy from where I'm standing. Not enough to vote on, but enough to trigger suspicion. Running after inactives is all well and good, but there are scummier things going on than being inactive. That leads me to my second point:

My reasoning for Serpentis: We've just sort of accepted at face value that we've got a pair of lovers/brothers/etc. etc. here. Now, follow me for a minute here: What if they're just both mafia? That would explain why neither of them died last night, and why Serpentis is so quick to defend and abruptly semi-roleclaim. Granted, dete has had some abrupt roleclaims before, but the heart of building strategy is turning past mistakes into new advantages. Therefore, I find this whole confirmation of of innocence deal to be highly suspicious. Again, not enough to push for a vote, but enough to make me think that all is not as it seems.

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Laurelena
Nov 5 2011, 07:39 PM
Alright. What's Garrett's last name?

As an additional note, I think I would rather the PC's play the named characters as a priority. If I can fill up all of those first, it might be better for when the movie is played.

If the supporting roles and additional crew aren't filled by PC's, I'll probably make up a few NPC's to fill in and control them in the thread. For example, Claire might get her father to voice Danya if they don't get a student who can speak like an adult.
Booth, Garrett N. Booth. I totally knew this off the top of my head and didn't have to go through the pages of surnames I've given this character to finally find the one I settled on and promptly forgot, no sir >.>

Student Film Project
Garrett would naturally gravitate towards trying for the role of Jim Giordani, and I've been wanting to add some more depth to his interests through an interest in acting.

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May I?

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Homestuck Mafia: Game Thread
Right now, my suspicious are split pretty evenly between Serpentis and KV.

FoS: KV and Serpentis.

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In my defense, medicine is a very competitive business.

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I quite literally dodged a bullet, since I almost shot you Pippin >.>

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=596qaxm-u4o

Surviving, but manlier :P


A call to the fringe
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Stark: That sounds excellent, Lisa seems like the kind of person that would set off Garrett's protectiveness too much, while still intriguing Alfred enough for him to pay attention and step out of his own little world every once in awhile.

Edited in because I'm too tired to phrase this stuff properly the first time around: Lisa would personality-wise be less of a love interest for Alfred, but a fascinating person from his point of view and definitely the type to judge him out of his bubble just by existing. Not so much in a romantic way, but out of a sort of child-like curiosity given Alfred's limited contact with people up to this point.

Goose: I think Garrett would welcome and debate or criticism, really. OOC it gives me a chance to to hone that particular aspect of his character, and IC it's something he thinks a lot about. Discussion of his philosophy in any light is always welcome, in his opinion, the logic being that if he can't contain his emotions enough to rationally assess the philosophy itself, he's clearly failing it.

On Alfred, I think that would be interesting from a character perspective. Depending on how the pregame develops, I almost want to start bringing Alfred forward into the "real world" early, if the environment allows it, and the more semi-casual friendships he has the easier that is.

BH: That sounds like Lee 100%. I can definitely see him having a couple of people that he plays informant to in his own cryptic fashion, and the fact that Mike doesn't want others to know about his interests lends a curve to their relationship, given Lee's general status.

TS: Not only would Garrett not mind, he'd probably welcome it since it allows him to view things from another unique viewpoint. Given his love of philosophy, that's worth an infinite amount of anti-establishment rants :P