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Andrew Panterescu/Andrew Ponikarovski/”Pants” is a character in Version Two of the online roleplay/collaborative writing project Survival of the Fittest. Today, I will be referring to him as “Pants”.

So, I don’t really have much to say about Pants’ profile, other than that it’s pretty good. There’s a few run-on sentences here and there, and him being Character!Adam Dodd’s bff is dubious in its realism, but hey, whatever. While he probably wouldn’t be approved today, he’s good for V2.

Pants has some pregame! Yay sotf’s first pregame wahoo! Oh, and it’s on the V1 forums! IT’S LIKE WE’RE BACK IN 2006, BABYYYYYYYY! TLDR, Rupert Stockton (who Mara’s already talked about, in detail) is like “Yo Pants ur a gay” and Pants is like “No I’m not, you doofus.” and then Pants walks away with his girlfriend. Well okeydokey, that happened. Not really much to say about it that Mara didn’t say. Rupert’s used as a prop to make Pants look good, and not much else happens. It’s decent on Andrew’s part, and he’s who I’m supposed to be talking about, so yeah.

ISLAND TIME! So, Pants’ first post it actually pretty fucking good (thank god 4 dodd)! Like, there’s a lot of talk about Character!Dodd, but that’s fine. The ever-hanging shadow of Character!Dodd is always hanging over Pants, but it’s not overplayed IMO. I mean, by today’s standards, it’s whack AF, but for V2 it’s fine.

Carmen Somerset pops up, and Rugga’s already talked about her. She’s gucci. This thread’s been talked about, and so I won’t go into too much detail, but it’s a good thread and both characters are solid in it. (Sidenote: Cars in SOTF are fun!)

Now, unfortunately for Pants, all the V1 handlers excluding Megami disappeared from V1, so he got inactive’d/adopted or whatever. IMO, a big problem with V2 is that when a kid went inactive (which happened A LOT), they either got foddered off or their character changed completely, and Pants is a pretty good way to illustrate this. Post-adoption, he’s completely entranced by Carmen (who is now EEEEEVVVVVIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL), when before he thought she was pretty but was not like, literally in love with her. I mean, Pants is by far not the worst case of this, but it’s a V2 thing that’s irked me, and is gonna be a recurring theme through this readathon.

Anyways, as I was saying before I got distracted with my rant, stuff is happening. Pants ‘n Carmen are havin’ a gay old time driving around the island in the rain WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN A WILD PENELOPE WITHERS APPEARS!

Pants swerves around Penelope, but unfortunately drive right into a fucking tree. Carmen’s airbag deployed and saved her, but Pants bonked his head and ded. Pants’ death is kinda glossed over (also he manages to say some last words despite having fatal head trauma), but that’s par for the course when we’re dealing with V2 inactive deaths. I will admit that I have a soft spot for Pants’ death, though; it’s not completely and totally bonkers (In fact, it was a fresh dose of realism in the land of wackiness that is V2), and death by car is really rare in SOTF (thanks jerry fury).
Conclusion: I have pretty much of the same feeling about Pants as Rugga did about Carmen, but to a lesser degree. While he was handled by Dodd, he was pretty good, and when Mitsuko took over for his death, he lost some of his depth, but that didn’t end up being a huge issue because he died right off the bat. I’m curious to what would’ve become of the Carmen/Pants duo had Makaze/Dodd not gone inactive, but there’s not much I can do about that. Overall, he’s pretty solid IMO.

Another one, please.
"Kermit you are the guy in the horror movie that finds a book bound in human skin and decides to read out loud what is inside for fun" - some mean lady named Ruggahissy

i make art i think????

Sadly kermit looked at a mariavel. It was so sad... such a sad mariavel... like him... he only waned a normal life... was that too much to ask? was it?
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