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Post Post #50  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 pm

Alec looks at the others. "So, are we going to talk about the weird stuff going on recently?" He looks nervously then yelps out excitedly "It's monsters! Monsters, real life monsters!"
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Post Post #51  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:07 pm

We doing this?
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Post Post #52  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:46 pm

shoot sorry, i'll do this later tonight
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Post Post #53  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:44 pm

Corey's attention is brought back to earth by Alec's voice. He kind of glances around himself, quickly, nervously, as though the monsters Alec mentioned could be listening in on their scheming.

"Hey, Gabbie," he says, keeping his voice soft. "Maybe you should tell these guys what you saw?"
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Post Post #54  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:44 am

sorry guys, am kinda on vacation and forgot this was a thing for a few days; i'll be better

Gabbie stiffens. On some basic, fundamental level, she doesn't want to talk about all the weird things that have been happening to and around her. It would almost be an admission, a confession that forces beyond her ken and control have chosen to grant her power, but have also inextricably tied her to the uncanny and unnatural. Almost as if by acknowledging the occult she'll subsume herself within it.

She's scared. She doesn't understand the metaphysical capabilities she's manifesting, isn't sure whether she'd prefer to acknowledge her new ability to perform supernatural feats or to pretend to herself that she can't. She had decided to show the ghost to Corey - if someone else could see it too it would at least validate her experiences and confirm that she isn't subject to some merciless and unrelenting delusion.

But he wasn't able to see it.

Her voice is tremulous, shaky. "I think you're hiding something from me!" she accuses Corey. It's almost easier to believe that the ghost was some sort of cruel prank he'd pulled on her than to believe it was real, than to be forced to accept that the supernatural exists and that she is of it.

i, uh, decided to roleplay an existential crisis apparently
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Post Post #55  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 am

Corey is taken aback at the sudden accusation. In fact he's slightly stunned for a moment; not by virtue of sheer innocence. He just can't think of anything he's been hiding from Gabbie. Unintentionally he lets the moment of silence hang for a little while, his mouth hanging slightly ajar.

After completing his mental checklist and deciding he was really really sure he hadn't kept anything from Gabbie recently, he finally spoke.

"No I haven't?" He squeaks, unconvincingly, his voice rising sharply at the end of the sentence.
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Post Post #56  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:58 am

In post 54, skitter30 wrote:sorry guys, am kinda on vacation and forgot this was a thing for a few days; i'll be better

Gabbie stiffens. On some basic, fundamental level, she doesn't want to talk about all the weird things that have been happening to and around her. It would almost be an admission, a confession that forces beyond her ken and control have chosen to grant her power, but have also inextricably tied her to the uncanny and unnatural. Almost as if by acknowledging the occult she'll subsume herself within it.

She's scared. She doesn't understand the metaphysical capabilities she's manifesting, isn't sure whether she'd prefer to acknowledge her new ability to perform supernatural feats or to pretend to herself that she can't. She had decided to show the ghost to Corey - if someone else could see it too it would at least validate her experiences and confirm that she isn't subject to some merciless and unrelenting delusion.

But he wasn't able to see it.

Her voice is tremulous, shaky. "I think you're hiding something from me!" she accuses Corey. It's almost easier to believe that the ghost was some sort of cruel prank he'd pulled on her than to believe it was real, than to be forced to accept that the supernatural exists and that she is of it.

i, uh, decided to roleplay an existential crisis apparently

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Post Post #57  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:48 am

i'd decided this was a good place to do some creative writing :)

i hope that counts as accusing Corey of hiding something?


Upon hearing Corey's denial, Gabbie deflates, her anger dissipating like air from a popped balloon.

'No, you haven't been,' she agrees. 'I'm sorry.'

The words are almost hard to get out, but she forces herself to continue.

'I'm scared. I don't know what's happening to me. I don't know what's happening to this town. But something weird is happening here. Something unnatural. Something scary. Something dangerous.'

She takes a deep breath.

'Me and Diego think a werewolf killed his mom. We saw pawprint-type-thing where his mom was found, and it totally doesn't look like it belongs to any sort of animal I've ever seen around here.'

'And his mom's ghost - cuz apparently I talk to ghosts now! That's a thing that's happening.' Her voice gets higher pitched as she says the last two sentences. 'His mom's ghost thinks that there's some sort of snake-creature-thing on top of the theater and thinks we should check it out.'

'And like I don't even know if I believe that I spoke with her. Or if we decide to trust her what we should do next. Like I don't think we can tell anyone about this - who's going to believe wild stories about werewolves and ghosts? So I feel like it's up to us to handle this. But like, how are we going to hunt down a werewolf or take down a weird snake thing?'
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Post Post #58  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:16 am

"I don't doubt you spoke with her. No one believed me for years but this town is full of supernatural oddities." Alec said to Gabbie, "I met a werewolf, in human form, of course. He was was good guy, hashtag not all werewolves and stuff. He did turn into a wolf as he left, though." Alex said, looking into the distance a bit.

He blinks and thinks for a second, "Wait, did you say weird snake thing? That's... not a werewolf." He thinks for a second and says, "What's this snake doing?"
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Post Post #59  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:58 am

'Yeah, that's what she said,' Gabbie says. 'Snake creature thing. It left a bunch of scales on the roof of the theatre. Maybe we should go over there and check them out? And see if we can find anyone who might know anything about the director's disappearance. That might be connected to all the other weied shit that's been going on.'
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Post Post #60  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:01 am

In post 57, skitter30 wrote:i hope that counts as accusing Corey of hiding something?

You let him off a little easy, but that's okay! The Spooky's Dark Side is supposed to get more intense the more you use your powers. For now, this counts.

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Post Post #61  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:34 pm

Diego finally gets back from picking up drinks for everyone and hands them out. "Hey, do we have any idea what this snake thing is? Sounds like it could be dangerous. We probably want to figure out more about what it could be before we investigate it"
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Post Post #62  (ISO)  » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:09 pm

Oh, did you guys go inside the bar? lol

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Post Post #63  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:22 am

'Diego's mom also told me that Figgy, the bartender here, has some info that might help us. Let's go inside and talk to her,' Gabbie suggests.
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Post Post #64  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 am

"We should also check the theater, where the person vanished from for clues, right?"
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Post Post #65  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:32 pm

Those investigative-type things are as easy as saying "We do ___" :]
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Post Post #66  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:34 pm

I also encourage you to say "We as a group do ____" and if anyone wishes their character didn't participate in that ____, we can fix it retroactively (rather than always waiting to get on the same page). For instance, here, I'm going to now assume y'all are inside Pins-Up, since Diego got drinks and Gabbie wants to talk to Figgy. Don't let waiting for each other to play slow you down! Do what your characters would do.
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Post Post #67  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:42 pm

i will catch up and do something I will catch up and do something

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Post Post #68  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:04 pm

In post 64, brassherald wrote:"We should also check the theater, where the person vanished from for clues, right?"


'We can do that later, sure,' Gabbie says, 'but since we're at the bar I think we should talk to Figgy - Diego's mom says she has some information too. Let's go talk to her before we leave.'

Everyone walks inside. Gabbie heads to the counter and says to the bartender, 'Hey, are you Figgy? I heard that you might know something about the weird stuff that's been happening at the theater.'

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Post Post #69  (ISO)  » Wed May 01, 2019 3:27 pm

"Heyyy, yeah I'm Figgy! Hi nice to meet you! Gabbie, right? Your dad is so good at bowling, I don't know if you know that but wow you should know that he's actually very super good.
The theater? Oh yeah oh my gosh the theater - oh one second." The half dozen dangly earrings hanging from Figgy's left ear jingle as she runs to help another customer for a minute.
She returns.
"Yeah so weird and sad! You know director Carl Wagner? He's been directing for years and his shows are always so amazing oh my god they're my favorite and oh, right, so he went missing in the middle of a rehearsal the other night and no one knows where he is. I know, weird right? Anyway that couple's lives have always been tragic ever since she lost her voice during a show all those years ago... it's crazy that he's gone. Are you guys sticking around? I might be able to tell you more but I've gotta help this customer."

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Post Post #70  (ISO)  » Thu May 02, 2019 5:16 am

Do we post questions with the roll or roll alone?
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Post Post #71  (ISO)  » Thu May 02, 2019 7:10 am

Roll in one post and pick your questions in the next
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Post Post #72  (ISO)  » Fri May 03, 2019 5:38 am

Alec walks up and says "Hello, we are looking into it, clearly the superior choice is us four rather than the police. Could you help us?"

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2 6-Sided Dice: (6, 5)+2 = 13
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Post Post #73  (ISO)  » Fri May 03, 2019 5:42 am

What happened?
Where did it go?

And I believe I get one that is outside of all the questions, so, my question there would be Where can we go to get clues which may not be immediately obvious?
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Post Post #74  (ISO)  » Sun May 05, 2019 2:26 pm

Mrs. Elephant is in the ER. This game delayed until further notice.
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