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Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Anabanana Augur

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    There's also the possibility that everyone so far has peeked. And even if they want to kill us regardless, there may be degrees of pissed-off-ness. Making them wanting to kill us NOW for being a pervert vs little bit later might mean the difference between getting nommed on and escape.

    Or it simply can't, and there are conditions that have to be met first. I don't want to do anything with the girl, I just want to have a look at her and the room she is in. No talking, no entering, a quick look and a retreat, if possible.[/quote]

    Conditions? Nothing in my experience of the genre indicates that you need any kind of condition for a demon to kill an unprotected human being OH WAIT WE HAVE TALISMANS. Huh, I wonder if it's going to try and get us to discard those somehow, next update. Or if they're actually useless. In any case, we should be clinging onto them tightly regardless of which choice we go with on this update.

    Haha, really. Wording of A implies quite strongly that you're going to be perving on her. Remember that treave mentioned fox spirits in connection with the supernatural. What do fox spirits do? They present themselves as pretty young women to seduce men. That seems to fit the precise scenario here which is why I reaaally don't want to go with A. Of course there are benevolent fox spirits, but haha none of the young men came back, and really, even the most benevolent fox spirits are famed for chastity, monogamy, and being loyal to their one true human love till the very end, so A would piss them off more likely than not.

    If you really don't want anything to have to do with her, for the love of treave pick C. That's the quickest retreat we have available to us right now. Let's not engage, let's not play this game on her terms, let's just go and hopefully group up with the rest of our party members, one of which hopefully knows what the fuck he's doing, and then deal with the situation from there. I'm sure we'll get plenty of chances to interact with the ghost even if we choose C, but let's do it with backup? Please? I'll flop back to C if that's what it takes.
     
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  2. GreyViper Erudite

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    Meh not sure what the fuss is about. Its like courting phase before combat. That thing wants to have a chat then depends on choice probably combat. C probably goes to combat straight Grudge style. Wonder where the antagonist corpse/remains are? Ste them on fire and be done with it.
     
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  3. Nevill Arcane

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    Well, I think only Jing that is accustomed to the sight of blood and violence would have the guts to be horny in such a place. My point in this discussion is that it doesn't necessarily have to be pissed at us to nom us. It does what it does anyway - it takes a proactive position with all the kidnappings.

    Well, the wording of B implies that we are scared shitless, but are trying to prove otherwise. By the words alone, B is just a stupid bravado. But words are not all there is to it.
    Jing will be perving in A, but he is also trying to justify it with reconnaissance, so it will be there, too. And that is enough for me.

    How does this work? I am genuinely curious. I mean, sure, it is easy to seduce an unsuspecting person, but we are fully aware that the place is haunted. I don't think Jing is stupid enough to just go for it. What prevents a seduction attempt in B?

    No, I am not walking away into the darkness empty-handed. If I am to flee, I want to at least see what she looks like and tell this to our companions - they have more experience with these things and they would know what to do with the information.

    Even if we both flop, it would put C at 9 against B at 12. It would not change anything. The choice is between A and B.
     
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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    Absinthe - B
    Zero Credibility - B
    Nevill - A
    ERYFKRAD - B
    Smashing Axe - B
    The Brazilian Slaughter - C
    Esquilax - B
    Baltika9 - C > A
    Elfberserker - C > A
    Ifeex - B
    Lambchop19 - A
    Kipeci - C > A
    asxetos - B
    Stygian Lurker - A
    Rex Feral - C > B
    XenomorphII - A
    Jester - A
    m4davis - B
    Omicron - A
    Random Word - A
    Anabanana - B
    Kashmir Slippers - B > C
    Azira - A
    Tigranes - B
    TOME - B
    ScubaV - B
    Nim - A
    a bear named spigot - B
    Helly - A

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    Current tally:

    A - 10
    B - 14
    C - 5

    Post-flop:

    A - 13
    B - 15
    C - 1

    edit: If you guys are going to flop, make a note of it by posting when you decide to flop. I usually don't go all the way back to the start of the discussion to count after I've already posted a checkpoint tally.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Won't it be hilarious if it turns out that we never were in any danger anyway because our spiritual energy is so screwed up? :lol:
     
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  6. Nevill Arcane

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    I am not afraid to die here. Not in this choice, at least.

    I am afraid not to learn anything. I want to see the ghost and I want to listen to the melody some more, dammit!

    The girl might turn out to be our twin sister, or someone we know. This might be a huge clue that we would not be able to pick by her voice alone.
     
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  7. Anabanana Augur

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    I don't know, Jing sounds pretty horny in A.

    If it's pissed off, I think we're less likely to get information from it too.

    Ah, so we peek on someone who could turn out to be our little sister. Yay Codex!

    It's true that the melody is intriguing, but can't we just, you know, ask about it? Huh. It might be in our favour too, if the ghost realizes that we have a connection to her, as opposed to all those other faceless young men.

    Our neigong has nothing to do with ghosts.

    Or it could be! It's pretty unusual for wuxia to feature legit ghost stories.
     
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  8. Anabanana Augur

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    Actually, rereading the update:

    Seems like this could also be referring to somebody in the palace, not necessarily our life BEFORE the palace.
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    Trust those 7 INT, will you?

    That might have concerned me if I wanted to talk to it. I don't.

    How are we supposed to know that?
    For that matter, any woman our age can be our sister. I am not about to walk with eyes closed from now on.

    Well, she might not answer. I'd rather try and recognize it by myself, and for that, I need her to continue singing.

    It might be the other way around, the ghost is just messing with our memories, digging up a tune that we find enchanting and comforting. Does not make me want to remember where we have heard it any less.
     
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  10. Anabanana Augur

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    7 INT will do nothing if we actively choose to be seduced i.e. option A.

    I do. Sorry.

    There is nothing that indicates that she will continue singing if you choose A. And even if she does, see my point below.

    It might be the other way around, the ghost is just messing with our memories, digging up a tune that we find enchanting and comforting. Does not make me want to remember where we have heard it any less.[/quote]

    Possible! But you can't deny that the other possibility exists either. I really doubt that any of the options are going to lead to more information just by listening to the tune, otherwise treave would've revealed it by now. "It's something that we heard before leaving the palace" is the extent of what we'll get by listening; if we want more we should ASK.
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    treave, when will polls close?
     
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  12. GreyViper Erudite

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    The physical danger might come from the corpses/zombies, you know the men who disappeared. What they lack in skill they make up in resilience and quantity, wonder if pulling a spine out of zombie destroys it? Guess well see soon.
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    Polls will close in an hour or so, I suppose.
     
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  14. Nevill Arcane

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    Annnnd... how are we supposed to know that, unless we look? It was just a suggestion, after all. Nevermind, you were probably joking anyway.

    Looking at a girl does not mean we are going to jump her bones. Jing isn't that desperate. Both Cao'er and Qilin are trying to seduce him daily, with zero results. No, Jing is yet another ever-virgin protagonist, following in the footsteps of Ean and Senya. In that regard, he is completely safe.

    As for the tune, if we recognized it as a familiar one after several years, it must mean a lot to us. I don't think we will get immediately discovered in A, which is why I think that she will continue singing. I bank on us being able to remember if we listen more. It surely helps me to identify songs.

    Remind me, why are we arguing, again? You made it clear that you won't budge, and I won't, either. We have run out of facts long ago, and are just speculating. Not that I don't enjoy it. :)
     
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  15. Baltika9 Arcane

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    GreyViper, you have any preference on the vote?
     
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  16. Nevill Arcane

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    And the last hope of humanity, The Brazilian Slaughter, the only person still voting for C, is offline. Woe is me!
     
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  17. Nevill Arcane

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    Because if not, let's go with a steamy ghost bathing scene! :D
     
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  18. Helly Translating for brofists Patron

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    A :salute:
     
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  19. Anabanana Augur

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    that was not meant to be a serious point, no

    So confident. This is the guy who constantly had orgies with the palace maids, I believe. If he's allowing himself to peek even in this obviously dangerous situation, I wouldn't be so sure about him being completely immune. And since these are fox demons, you know, they might even have seduction spells on their side. Again, speculation on both our ends though.
    Ehhhhhhh, the lights went out as soon as we stopped nearly her door, which indicates that she knows our movements anyway. If she does keep singing it'll be because she wants to keep up the illusion of being a pretty girl singing, but even if that's the case you'll most likely be pre-occupied with whatever you see in there. It's wishful thinking to think that we'll get more information just by listening. Memories are notoriously unreliable and how do you even measure time in an LP like this anyway?

    This is true! And looks like we have a tie yet again. Hurray. At this point I think maybe treave should just flip a coin and be done with it.
     
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  20. treave Arcane Patron

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    Nevill counts a protagonist as a virgin unless he constantly jumps every girl available with lengthy sex scenes, I believe.
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    That was before the 'Dex took over. Since then he managed to score only with a 40-something year old hag, by prostituting himself for a worthless piece of paper.

    You said it yourself, it's the state of the mind that counts.
     
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  22. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Yes, settle this with a roll.

    Also, fox demons now? What the- where did that come from?
     
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  23. Esquilax Arcane

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    Anabanana has convinced me. It just appears to me that since this entity knows of our past that even Jing has forgotten, it's going to know if we attempt any deception along the way. It's definitely possible that we're tempting fate with A. At the same time, our gut instincts (which is the best thing we have to go on given the lack of info) our warning us NOT to go with C. Based on that information, I flop to B.
     
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  24. treave Arcane Patron

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    Hm, true, but also consider the fact that too much sex can make you tire of it. :lol:
     
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  25. Nevill Arcane

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    Not hugging Qilin at the tournament will end up a stain on Jing's love life for eternity.

    Don't mind me, I'm just goofing around. I love Jing for what he is.
    :love:
     
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