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V4 Read-A-Thon: The Reboot; This seems easier
Topic Started: May 1 2012, 12:38 PM (24,910 Views)
MurderWeasel
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Hey, everyone! Yesterday in chat, the read-a-thon picked up some more interest, so I'm starting it up again. I'm changing things up just a tiny bit, though, so read on for more information!

The read-a-thon came about due to a realization: V4 had 276 characters, and the vast majority of them have been dead for a long time and don't really get the attention they deserve anymore. V4 had tons of great characters, many of whom have fallen by the wayside during the game.

This project was designed to change that.

The goal of the read-a-thon is to bring some attention to forgotten characters. The basic method is pretty simple. Anyone who wants to get to know some of the lesser-known parts of V4 can post here, requesting a number of characters to read (say, between one and three each go). I'll use a random dice-roller (same thing we do real rolls on) to assign characters at random. We'll keep a big list of characters here in this first post (with the second reserved for a list of assignments). The list will include all characters who died before the final twenty-five, as well as links to their wiki pages. Those are the people most likely to not have gotten any attention lately.

As characters are assigned, we'll cross 'em off the list. The eventual goal is to ensure that all of V4 is read. I mean, yeah, I know it has been, but read again. Really, that goal is just to give some motivation. The real goal is to discover some cool writing and get to know the story from some different angles.

This is just for fun. There won't be any book reports, or pressure to actually get stuff done, or any of that. Feel free to use this thread to discuss your progress and recommend cool things you find, though! I love seeing a brief write-up when a character is completed, but it's totally optional. It'd be really awesome if you could check in and say you're done, though. That helps us cross characters off the list.

Also, a note: we had a lot of characters still assigned last time, and interest kind of tanked. In part that was due to me slacking badly due to a lot of stress and distraction. I'll try to keep stuff up better this time. If it gets crazy again, I'll appoint a co-host or two, so that delays don't occur. More immediately, though: IF YOU STILL HAVE A CHARACTER YOU ARE WORKING ON FROM LAST TIME, POST HERE WITHIN SEVEN DAYS. IF YOU DO NOT EXPRESS INTEREST WITHIN SEVEN DAYS, YOUR CLAIM WILL BE REMOVED AND THEY WILL GO BACK ON THE LIST, SO THAT EVERYONE DOES EVENTUALLY GET READ.

Also, a note: if you have yet to read through a whole character, I strongly recommend you start with one. Some of these stories are really, really long (like, 100,000+ words long). Better to have to get a new character rolled quickly than to sputter out and strand someone unread.

Eligible Characters (in order of death)
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Lavender Ripley drawn by Mimi
Phillip Olivares drawn by Ryuki
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All assignments are contained in this post, so you can keep up with other folks if you want:
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V7:
Juliette Sargent drawn by Mimi and Ryuki
Alton Gerow drawn by Mimi
Lavender Ripley drawn by Mimi
Phillip Olivares drawn by Ryuki
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MurderWeasel
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Alrighty. Due to renewed interest, I'm restarting the read-a-thon. The old thread was cluttered, so I made a new one that has better organization.

If you want characters, post here!

If you have a character from last time you want to keep, post here within a week!

If you've finished a character since last time, post here and let us know!

Let's get this show on the road again. :)
V7:
Juliette Sargent drawn by Mimi and Ryuki
Alton Gerow drawn by Mimi
Lavender Ripley drawn by Mimi
Phillip Olivares drawn by Ryuki
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I'll take a character! Let's do this.
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Namira
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I am interested.
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I would also like to join in this endeavour.
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interested!

also wanna note that i did end up reading kari & enjoyed her- i'll do another quick read-thru lf & write something up, then take a new kid if that's cool
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I'M GONNA READ IMRAAN STILL. I AM DETERMINED TO DO THIS.


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This might be an interesting project. Sign me up too!

Incidentally, what happens if the handler gets rolled a character who he or she controlled? Do you just roll again?
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I would like one to go.
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When I'm lost, I'm still close to gold

cause I found my treasure in you
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Blastinus
May 1 2012, 01:56 PM
This might be an interesting project. Sign me up too!

Incidentally, what happens if the handler gets rolled a character who he or she controlled? Do you just roll again?
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Yep! We roll again if that happens.

Also, if anyone hasn't specified how many they want, I'll just toss 'em one to start. Rolls/assignments will be coming here ASAP. Also, I'll be filling in more wiki links in the list as we go. It's currently largely-unfinished because I figured it'd be better to get rolling.
V7:
Juliette Sargent drawn by Mimi and Ryuki
Alton Gerow drawn by Mimi
Lavender Ripley drawn by Mimi
Phillip Olivares drawn by Ryuki
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KillerVole (KillerVole) has entered the room. 1:10 pm
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Haha, wow. It's been a while.
Okay, here we go!
One for Laure:
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:12 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 91

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Darren Locke
One for Elena:
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:12 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 149

KillerVole 1:12 pm
Steven Hunt
One for Hunt11:
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:12 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 185

KillerVole 1:13 pm
Micheal Raynor
One for James:
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:13 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 9

KillerVole 1:13 pm
Daniel Vaughan
One for Blast:
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:13 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 92

KillerVole 1:13 pm
Staffan Kronwall
One for Inky:
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:14 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 148

KillerVole 1:14 pm
reroll
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:14 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 91

KillerVole 1:14 pm
reroll
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:14 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 175

KillerVole 1:14 pm
reroll
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:14 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 55

KillerVole 1:14 pm
reroll ><
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

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OnlineHost 1:14 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 149

KillerVole 1:15 pm
(sigh) reroll
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:15 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 138

KillerVole 1:15 pm
reoll
//roll-dice 1-sides 251

OnlineHost 1:15 pm
KillerVole rolled 1 251-sided die: 76

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David Anderson!


Laurelana: Darren Locke (V4 Start)
Namira: Steven Hunt (V4 Start)
Hunt11: Micheal Raynor (V4 Start)
karsk: Daniel Vaughan (V4 Start)
Blastinus: Staffan Kronwall (V4 Start)
Inky: David Anderson (V4 Start)

Also, forgot to mention that I read Jacob from last time. Actually, I think he's probably my favorite of Inky's V4 crew, because he goes through a whole lot on a more emotional side. Jacob's really torn up when he loses Paige, and after that he almost just coasts, yet he eventually manages to find friends and sort of pull himself back together (just in time for everything to go disastrously wrong). Jacob just has a nice, consistent quality about him.

Apologies for the short write up. I actually did this quite a while ago. ><

I'm not personally gonna be grabbing another for a while as I've read all of V4 already and have been trawling the archives of past versions more.
V7:
Juliette Sargent drawn by Mimi and Ryuki
Alton Gerow drawn by Mimi
Lavender Ripley drawn by Mimi
Phillip Olivares drawn by Ryuki
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I'm honestly kind of surprised that I'd never even heard of the guy I had to read about. Staffan Kronwell was actually a quick character to read, having only participated in two threads in pregame and two in V4 proper, but boy, did he make the most of his time in the game. What I found most interesting about Staffan was that he represented a dynamic not frequently seen in Survival of the Fittest, being of a foreign background, and that factored a lot into his first kill. It's also interesting to see the progression from him wanting to help his brother in the game to actually being jealous of his brother, to the extent that he went so far as to fight him to the death.

Overall, a very entertaining read, and I wish that I'd known about him before.

Edit: Oh, by the way, if I'm finished reading, can I apply for another character to read?
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Yes, you can.
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