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#1 The House

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:21 PM

A plot of carpet space was cleared and fertilised with muck from Little Pip's pockets, while Jim Jones' nutritious whole-grain snack bar was requisitioned and pillaged for oats. Beckett spent a happy afternoon hoeing and tilling the little patch, even transplanting a spring of parsley from the sandwich he had stowed in his back pocket, in the hope that it would develop into a usable laxative.

Many years passed.

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The first winter was the hardest, as there was only books to eat. By the second winter, they had cultivated the bolweevil, and were embarking on a programme to breed it for meat. During the third year, traders from the kitchen arrived to trade for the crafts that had been cunningly fashioned from the resources at hand. In the winter that year, a hard frost led to the death of over a third of the weevil herd, but somehow, you survived to see spring. By this point, a complex system of irrigation and crop rotation had been developed, along with the ability to fertilise the patch with rendered weevil fat and lye. A mining operation was underway and it was hoped that you might strike an iron ore, like hematite or magnetite, in order to build weapons and armour for the platoon of crack soldier weevils that you were in the process of training. It was thus to everyone's dismay when, at some point in the spring of year five, the bear woke up, yawned, lumbered over to the window, climbed out and headed back to the mountains.

"Well crap," said Beckett, "now what are we going to do with these oats?"

Just then, the oats began to rustle, and the chanting of a thousand tiny voices could be heard. You spin around; in his exit, the bear knocked the weevil cages loose! Your personal food supply / army are on the rampage and they are hungry for revenge! Whatever will you do?
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#2 Clearasday

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:40 PM

Apparently, we'll do nothing.
"Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.
I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head."

#3 Hentzau

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:49 PM

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#4 Kramer

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:49 PM

My my this takes me right back to bein' down south singin' the blues ...

Jim Jones produces a handmade acoustic guitar and plays



#Boll Weevil, Boll Weevil where you get your great long bill?
"I got it from Texas, I got it from the western hills."
"I got it from Texas, I got it from the western hills."

Boll Weevil, he told the farmer, said "don't you buy no more pills,"
"You aint gonna make enough money to pay your drugstore bills."
"You aint gonna make enough money to even pay your drugstore bills"

Boll Weevil, he told the farmer, "don't you plow no more."
"Ain't gonnna make enough flour in your back door."
"Ain't gonnna make enough flour to even put in your back door."

Boll Weevil, he told the farmer, "don't buy no Ford machine"
"You aint gonna make enough money to even buy gasoline."
"Aint gonna make enough money to even buy gasoline.

Boll Weevil said to the farmer, "don't buy no fields"
"You aint gonna make enough money to even buy your meal."
"Won't make enough money to even buy your meal."

Boll Weevil, Boll Weevil where you say you got your great long bill?
"I got it from Texas, out in the western hills."
"Way out in the panhandle, out in the Western hills."#

Jim Jones looks out of the window at the field of crops he had helped to cultivate. He looks sad, as if resigned to the fact he will never see his homeland again.

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Aww hell, it's been five long years an' still no sign of the doc. I say we get the firey avatar to burn these critters and let's move on. I was just kinda gettin' a like that dawg-gone bear 'n' all.

#5 Inflammable Jim

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:54 PM

Gentlemen (and ladies), I am not a prop! This shows great disrespect to Great Jim.
You know...we lost the first battle of the Chesapeake because of a mysterious...treacherous...Ankylosaurus

#6 Jentastic!

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:46 AM

Oh, a bunch of rampaging weevils? This is no problem. We're all hungry, are we not? I suggest that we all fight back by eating them. No need for knives and forks, we're beyond the need for civilised dining here. Let's just munch on them.
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#7 Jentastic!

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:55 AM

Theory: theme of Clearasday is quite obviously Shakespeare.

Day 1: ..and once, that grotesque cellar the merchant Antonelli of Assisi.. no.. Venice, owned.
Day 2: NO SOLUTION
Day 3: You must of course check every one individually, brick by brick, measure for measure, and Baumkuchen's your uncle, we're out!
Day 4: NO SOLUTION
Day 5: This book that but a moment ago the tempest spat at me

Guys, we have found us a ghost.
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#8 Kramer

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:18 AM

Jim Jones faints, overcome with the sheer levels of observation on display.

[OOC: Seriously, that's amazing.]

#9 Hentzau

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:06 AM

I'll buy that. He'd gotten one solution voted in, hadn't he? This means the ghosts have at minimum 4 points. Radio sub-etheric spirit-coordinator came online yesterday so that means the maximum human score could have been six. Six is probably the boundary, since it would be silly for it to come on after a single successful ghost solution. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing whether or not that was three human solutions or two ghost solutions that put it over, since either is possible. Using the radio today would therefore be highly unwise since there would still be a chance we'd.

However, this chance can easily be eradicated by the following incredi-plan: I'll exorcise Clearasday, swapping a point for two. That'll take the maximum ghost score down to four against our seven, and then even if we vote for a ghost's solution today (I'd recommend voting for Jen's solution but that'll just encourage the ghosts to flip her) that'll be six to seven tomorrow, allowing us to use the radio for a guaranteed win.

Anyone have any questions?

#10 The House

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:26 AM

I have presumptively accepted an exorcism request from Jentastic, as she will be offline from now until after the day change.
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#11 Hentzau

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:33 AM

Or we could do that.

#12 Masked Dave

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:37 AM

I good hard stamping is what these little beasties require!

And I'd say voting for me makes more sense because I don't have any points yet and we don't want to be putting too many eggs in the one basket.
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#13 Kramer

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

Beggin' ya pardon Raddish, wouldn't it make more sense to vote for Lady Stanyon? If the ghosts dare to turn her we'll get 'er exorcised again faster than a bell clapper in a goose's ass.

#14 Masked Dave

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:06 PM

Only if we know she's been turned.

Also, humans win on a combined score, which individual human has them doesn't matter. But if the ghosts turn a human then all those points go to their team. Why give them a big target?

Also the more people with the ability to exorcise the better.
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#15 Inflammable Jim

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

I still reckon your propositions should be a lot longer. As it is they're not very exciting _

And I'd be wary of trusting Jen even now. I do support the spread-out hypothesis
You know...we lost the first battle of the Chesapeake because of a mysterious...treacherous...Ankylosaurus

#16 Kramer

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:19 PM

[OOC: does each person only have one exorcism?]

#17 Masked Dave

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:23 PM

You trade your points for exorcisms.
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#18 Josh

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:25 PM

1 point per exorcism.

I'm considering handing out discretionary points for entertainment value.
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#19 Masked Dave

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

View PostInflammable Jim, on Apr 21 2009, 01:10 PM, said:

I still reckon your propositions should be a lot longer. As it is they're not very exciting _
[OOC: I know, I decided my character was a no-nonsense kind of guy who would also seek out the most straight forward solution to any problem.]
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#20 The House

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:25 PM

Cea... hmm.

There appear to have been no votes cast today.

I'll need a while to think about this.

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