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The SOTF Theme/Genre discussion
Hehe I like this thread.

I dunno if either of my characters really have a set "theme" if I did make them have a theme and didn't realize, please, do tell. XD

As for SOTF in general having a theme, I would say that getting one solid theme would be difficult, although if I had to say what that theme would be, it would have to be the theme of rising up and becoming a better person in the face of adversity, or the exact opposite, crumpling and becoming a worse person in the face of adversity. SOTF brings out the best and the worst in people, and that's what's wonderful about it.

Dreams Walk On Powerlines
((Madeline Wilcox continued from Death to Buddy))

Maddie and RJ had run quite a ways.

She wheezed. She was out of breath from running so much.

She stood, leaning against the wall, attempting to catch her breath. She removed one of her water bottles from her bag and guzzled it down while RJ did the same.

Her head was pounding.

She grabbed the painkillers, which she conveniently stashed outside of the first aid kit, out of her bag and took two of the pills with the last bits of the water. That should probably help with the headache in time. She put the empty water bottle back in her bag and zipped it up.

She looked over at RJ. By the looks of it, RJ was out of water, they would probably have to find some sort of water source on the island or check some of the nearby houses for a functioning sink, or something of the like.

Then, a voice, telling her not to move. She turned her head slowly to the source of the noise. It was a girl, holding a tire iron, not a few feet from them. Maddie was confused, why would she threaten two random people when she didn't even know if they were armed, with only a melee weapon?

And indeed, Maddie was armed. She quickly pulled out the gun-knife and pointed it at the girl's head. It wasn't loaded, but the girl couldn't possibly know that.

Maddie spoke. "No. You. No sudden movements."

She glared at the girl. "Don't threaten someone when you don't know if they're armed, especially if you aren't really armed yourself."

She took an aggressive stance as a tactic of intimidation. "Now, what do you want?"

Death to Buddy
Maddie's eyes continuously grew heavy as she sat there. She wanted to stay awake a bit longer, to make sure that RJ was going to be okay, but her eyes shut from the exhaustion and she fell asleep shortly.

Maddie awoke with a start.

Another nightmare. She sighed. Her sleep was getting less and less restful as time went on in this place. She saw RJ awake shortly after her. He seemed to be alright, she was glad.

She was also hungry. She opened her bag about the same time RJ opened his and pulled out the tin of crackers from yesterday. She cracked it open and ate a few of the crackers. They were stale, but they didn't taste odd, they tasted like regular stale crackers, so she wasn't about to worry.

RJ said something just before the announcements came on. She would've responded, but she wanted to listen. More dead, of course, almost as much as yesterday. She would've thought that the rate of people dying would've decreased by now, given how many people have already died. There should be less fighting and less death because of it. She supposed that worrying about the logic of a death game is sort of pointless and went back to eating the crackers.

Then she heard the DZ announcements. A bunch of permanent danger zones. And she was in one of them. Surrounded by them even. She heard RJ urge her to get moving and she did, throwing her things back into her bag and quickly zipping it up before following RJ and running out of the garage and into the open.

((Madeline Wilcox continued in Dreams Walk On Powerlines))

Death to Buddy
Maddie looked over at RJ to see that he seemed to be having some sort of panic attack. She reached over, her hand close to his shoulder. "RJ? Are you alright?" She placed her hand on his shoulder. He didn't seem to notice. "RJ? What's wrong?" She didn't know what to do, he obviously seemed to be having difficulties. Perhaps some fresh air would do him good. She leaned over and reached past him to roll the window down. The wind blew into the car a bit, but it was weaker than it had been earlier.

RJ was still curled up, clenched. She wasn't sure exactly what was going on and what RJ needed, but she wanted to help any way that she could. "Do you need any water?" She asked him. "Or food? Or is it a sudden headache that's ailing you? I could get the painkillers from the first aid kit." He didn't say anything. He just remained curled up. "RJ... please. I'm worried. Say something."

And he did say something, although it was muffled and she didn't quite catch exactly what he said. She felt some relief, it wasn't something too serious, at the very least. She guessed he just needed his space. "Well, um, if you need anything, feel free to ask. I can help you with whatever you need."

With that she drew her limbs inward and placed her head on the headrest of the car seat. It was getting late, they should both probably sleep soon, so as to be as alert as possible tomorrow.

She yawned, feeling the cool breeze from the open window as her eyelids grew heavy.

Death to Buddy
Maddie sat there silently. She didn't know what to say to that. Even if RJ just said what they were both thinking, she didn't know how to respond. She had grown to like RJ as they'd been together. He was nice and was good company. His presence had kept her from going too crazy. If she had to continue to be here she didn't want her time with RJ to end, despite the rather dangerous run-ins with others, she felt safe with him and she didn't want that to change.

She supposed that she could just tell him that. "I know it can't go on but... I actually feel pretty safe with you. Knowing I can rely on another person to help me out, and all."

She looked down at the floor. "I've also sorta grown to like you over the time we've spent together, you're amiable and all around pretty cool."

She paused and looked up, considering what to say next. "I don't know what happened with you and Lauren, but however it happened I don't think you did it entirely on purpose. The terrorists spin things so as to convince us to fight each other, heck, they can even convince us to fight with ourselves, making our crimes seem even worse than they are."

She stopped, stuck on her last phrase. "Sorta like what they said about me and Nina..."

She looked back at the floor. "Ech, that was sorta a tangent. Sorry."

She lightly bit the end of her tongue. "I guess I just want to say... I know it can't last forever, but as long as the both of us are alive I don't see why not, right? Look out for each other until the bitter end?"

New General SOTF Discussion Thread
Mar 12 2014, 08:24 PM
While we're on this:

I hate that there's no space before the "Deceased" tag in the profile headers. Hate it. Would anyone be bummed if we added a space for V6?
I would not be bummed. It bothers me excessively too, Toben, glad I'm not the only one.

Death to Buddy
"Would it really be okay for any of us to go home?"

Maddie said that statement quietly, pausing for a brief moment after.

"In order to leave this place in the first place... you have to kill at least one other person." She put her feet down and leaned over to grab a bit of bread from her bag. "That makes anyone who leaves here, no matter who it is, a murderer. Just like... just like... you and I." She paused and looked at the floor, she still didn't like the fact that she was a murderer, but continuing to deny it to herself wasn't going to get her anywhere.

"I don't think it's okay for me to go home anymore, either, but if at least one murderer has to go home... why not me? I... want to survive after all." She nibbled on her bread. Truth be told, she wasn't sure if she wanted to go home anymore, to be the one survivor of the game. It could easily be too much for her to bear.

But even so, she still wasn't about to just give up and die. "That's the way I see it, at least." She put her bread away.

She looked out at the night sky, then back at the floor. She blinked. "Do I deserve to survive over anyone else? I don't think so. But I want to at least try." Why did she want to survive anyway? She didn't have any real reason. No more of a real reason than anyone else. The answer was that she simply had the selfish desire for a few more minutes of life, every few minutes at a time.

She looked at RJ from the corner of her eye. "Does that make any sense?"

Death to Buddy
((Madeline Wilcox continued from Affluenza))

It had been a long day.

After she and RJ had fled from the gated community they stopped and went to sleep in one of the various abandoned houses. Then they woke up and the announcements played. Alex was dead. Maddie didn't know how to react to it, just like the news of Yaz's death. Her two best friends at Aurora, both dead.

The two of them spent most of the rest of the day wandering around aimlessly, Maddie not knowing where to go or what to do, RJ seemingly not caring. She didn't say much of anything beyond occasionally asking RJ if he was okay, she simply didn't feel like talking. When they finally found a place to stay, a parking garage near the nuclear plant, she silently sat next to one of the walls, shutting out the world for a while.

When she finally left her near comatose state, it was late at night already. RJ invited her into one of the cars in the garage, and she obliged, hiding in it with him. She sat in the car quietly, still not really talking. Still stuck in her own thoughts.

Then RJ asked her a question. What did she think about?

She spoke for the first time in hours. "Well..."

She hesitated for a moment.

"I think about a lot of things... it's probably better to name what I don't think about..." She paused. "Like... for instance... I try to avoid thinking about the imminent future." Her voice softened. "I'd rather not imagine myself dying..."

She paused, her voice still quiet. "If anything I'd rather avoid thinking about the situation we're in entirely. Almost like I'm childishly thinking that if I ignore it it will go away and things will go back to the way they were." She whispered to herself. "If only..."

She stared at the floor of car, addressing RJ once again. "What I avoid thinking about the most, though, is what would happen if this... awful place... finally broke me. I don't know what would happen, I don't want to know what would happen." She curled up, pulling her limbs inward. "I hope it never gets to that point..." She turned her head and stared out the window of the car, looking at the other cars in the garage. She whispered, faintly. "Maybe it already has..."

She turned back to RJ. "Does that answer your question?"

The Alignment Thread V5 - Halfway Mark
Suppose I'll get in on this.

Madeline Wilcox: Maddie was... difficult to pin down. I discussed a little bit with the people in the deadly ballet chat and I'm going with True Neutral. She was definitely a lighter shade of Neutral Evil early on, really only concerned with her own survival no matter the cost to others, but Nina's death shocked her out of that and now she's firmly in the middle of everything, not chaotic but not lawful, not evil but definitely not good.

Sara Corlett: Sara was a bit easier to decide over, and with a bit of talking I've gone with Neutral Good. Sara wasn't exactly chaotic but never really had any sort of code that she went by. She was also good-natured all throughout her story, best seen just before her death when all she wanted was for the fighting that just started to stop and for no-one to die.

I would still like to hear thoughts from others on my character's alignments, though. :)

((Skipping with permission))
((GM'ing of RJ approved))

Maddie looked up from Miles when she heard the sounds of footsteps just outside the room they were in. A girl entered, not someone Maddie recognized that well. She looked surprised as she looked over the scene. Maddie panicked. The girl probably thought that her and RJ did this. Then, she rushed over to them. She said something. Something Maddie didn't catch, probably something asking them what happened. She didn't know quite what to do. She wanted to stay here and help Miles, but she didn't know if this girl was going to jump to any conclusions and potentially be dangerous.

Ultimately, she decided to run. She rushed out of there, grabbing RJ's wrist as she did so to drag him along with her. Out of the house and out of the gated community she went, with RJ in tow, to some other place that they could potentially hide or meet people under better circumstances.

((Madeline Wilcox continued in Death to Buddy))

V4 Part 2 Mafia Game Thread
I said I would talk, dammit. >:c

Looking at who's dead so far and who's confirmed town, I would say that we likely just have either one or two mafia members left and the SK. Given the low amount of night kills that have gone through these last few days, I would assume that the Vig either isn't taking shots or is hitting someone who's bulletproof, and the mafia or the SK have been hitting protected individuals. There's always the possibility of the mafia being wiped out or otherwise silenced with Ricky's death, however unlikely, though.

Unfortunately everyone's been quiet this day phase, not just me and the other two people who've been quiet (Flare & Goose both should at least make an effort) so there's not much to go off of this phase. So since this day phase has been kinda dead, I am going to try what Ciel did last phase and give everyone questions to answer (props to Ciel).

-What is your opinion of everyone who's been confirmed town so far?
-What is your opinion of everyone who HASN'T been confirmed town so far?
-What is your opinion of Goose and Flare?
-What is your opinion of me?
-If any of the confirmed town players were to be the godfather (an ever growing possibility) which person do you think it would be?
-How many mafia members do you think there are left? Do you think there's an SK or other third party roles?

Also, everyone needs to remember that just because we have a cop doesn't mean we all sit around and not talk! Talk! Share reads! Town's weapon is its words, ultimately, and we need words right now (I acknowledge the hypocrisy of this coming from me). In the meantime I'll come back with my answers to my own questions in a bit.


Guys, I think I picked up on Vel'Koz quickly.

V4 Part 2 Mafia Game Thread
I think I might actually have something to say this phase, but I'm busy at the moment, will post analysis later.