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[LP CYOA] Test-Run

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Azira Arcane Patron

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    You think they're going to end up holding hands and kissing? :M
     
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  2. Esquilax Arcane

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    Well, according to Caitlyn's dating profile, she's listed as "Queer", but we all know that's bullshit. She just wanted an excuse to attend LGBTBBQ+ meetings, but it's obvious that she's just a boring girl that only likes dick. And Francesca is way too uptight and frigid for that sort of experimenting. She only wants to fuck Jesus.
     
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  3. treave Arcane Patron

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    Her full listing is "Queer Aromantic Sapiosexual".
     
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  4. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I was talking about Aaron and Benton, after the fight...
     
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  5. wjw Augur

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    Isn't everything a test in faith? Surely something as mystique as this must be a test as well. Perhaps Jesus wants to bring us to a next level. Able to communicate through body and mind. That's the only possible explanation for this delirious maze.

    A. a liberal art student should be easy to convert for Francesca, she has taken these 'spread the word' courses after all...
     
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  6. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    *sigh* You didn't expect that I would have superhuman reaction times and the hand-to-hand skills of a navy seal, did you? Well, time to kick ass and chew bubble gum - and I'm all out of gum. Liam Neesan style. Negro.

    edit: treave, whatever happens, I think it'd be fitting if Aaronshouted "BANKAI" at the top of his lungs. Just a suggestion. :M
     
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  7. a bear named spigot Filthy Kalinite

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    more likely he's just going to moan and beg and cry
     
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  8. Absinthe Prophet

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    I'm well aware but I reckon B is going to be either the smart choice or the entertaining choice. Either way, it should be good.

    Also I reckon these choices are going to define our characters.
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    I will never beg anything from a negro. :argh:

    Moaning and crying is okay, though. :M

    :bro:

    It's the thought that counts.
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Is Aaron a Neanderthal?
     
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  11. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    Eh, I think I'm gonna jump in with Aaron, if there's still room left. And I'm gonna go with A for this one.
     
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  12. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    All of which are secret ninja survival techniques... :M
     
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  13. ScubaV Prophet

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    Yeah C sounds good.
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    It's funny how the violent thug is the only one with normal internet habits.
     
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  15. m4davis Scholar

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    With how your going through classical music now I am just wondering what scenario is going to cause The Rite of Spring to pop up.
     
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  16. Esquilax Arcane

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    He only goes there for the street fight compilations. WIIIRRRRLLLLLSSSSTAAARRR!!!
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    By popular request, the next update will have the lines "I'mma go Worldstar on your ass!" and "Bankai!".
     
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  18. treave Arcane Patron

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    Alas, He Had to Go

    “Hey, shit… man, I-I-I didn’t mean anything by it, I mean, I see that I shouldn’t have thought that…” Aaron stammers as he attempts to explain himself, but Benton isn’t having any of it.

    “You gonna see what this nigga’s fist can do to your face. I’mma go Worldstar on your candy ass!”

    The first punch lands with a jarring thud, right in the center of Aaron’s soft abdomen. He squeals in pain. Staggering back against the wall, still upright, Aaron cries out in anger. “You’ll regret this! You think just because I’m white and like fedoras you can push me around, like white people can’t fight? Huh? Our civilization has a legit history of fucking you people up in wars and shit! You actually think you guys can survive this place without me?” He takes up a strange fighting pose: his shoulders hunched over, his fists balled and by his side, and his legs spread apart. “I’m gonna make you eat your words, nigger, so you better watch out! Bankai! Yeaaaaaaargh-“

    Benton’s next punch strikes Aaron square in the jaw, interrupting his yell. “I don’t do that Dragonball shit, yo. Hey, show me what else you got, white boy.”

    Screaming an incomprehensible battle cry, Aaron rushes him with a wild flurry of punches. Benton is amused at first, fending off the attack like he would a child. “Is that all you got? Is that all you got?” Suddenly, Aaron ducks low. He steps on Benton’s toes, pinning him in one spot, and throws a punch that clips his ear. It hurts, just a little bit.

    Fuck this shit.

    Benton strikes back, full of anger. Grabbing Aaron by the collar, he unleashes a series of punches, hammering away at the other man’s head with no mercy. In between the hits he seems to hear Aaron crying for mercy both with his ears and in his mind, but there wasn’t going to be any mercy until the lesson was fully delivered. Finally, Benton's fist shoots out in a powerful hook that catches Aaron right in the temple. The impact twists and hurls him away. Aaron falls, hitting his head against the concrete wall on his way down with a painful crack. His neck turns awkwardly, and he slumps to the floor. Looking at his fallen opponent, Benton takes the opportunity to get a few more shots. He kicks Aaron’s forehead and stomps on his stomach, snarling in rage. “You like that, huh? You like that? Hit my face? That’s what you get when you mess with the best, bitch! Suck it down!” It takes a few minutes before he snaps out of it and takes a step back, breathing heavily.

    He glances disgustedly at Aaron, who is convulsing slightly. “And stay down!” he shouts. Then, he turns to Edgar, who had been watching them fight without saying a word. “You got a problem with this?”

    The homeless man does not respond. He looks at Aaron’s battered face instead. The fallen man is now utterly still. Kneeling down, Edgar makes two observations: that Aaron is not breathing any longer, and that there is blood trickling from his ears.

    “Shit. What?” Benton realizes it too, and his heart skips a beat. “That ain’t right, man, I wasn’t hitting him to kill him. He can’t be that weak, can he?”

    Edgar merely stands up and gestures at the body. See for yourself.

    “Fuck. Shit. Fuck. The fuck is…” Benton had never had to cap a person before, though he’d known plenty of brothers who had done so. The feeling of watching a rapidly cooling body before his eyes, which ended up that way thanks to him… it is a strange feeling. But it's not his fault. He can't be expected to stand there and let a white boy punch him; they have taken enough from him already. “At least… at least no pigs are around. They can’t frame me for this. It was an accident. I didn't do nothing.... hey, no snitching, you hear? We're in this shit together,” he demands of Edgar. "Snitches get stitches, my momma used to tell me. So you should know what's good for you, dawg."

    At that moment, a monitor that they had missed lights up.

    “You know fuck-all, motherfucker!” Benton screams at the screen. The only response that he gets is that of the speakers crackling to life. The discordant notes of the second part of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring – The Sacrifice – begin to fill the corridors. “Fucking shitty-ass music again,” grumbles Benton, looking around him in bewilderment.

    Edgar, on his part, is listening to something else: a faint scratching in the distance. Like the claws of a dog scraping on the tiles. Or perhaps something bigger. It seems to be coming closer, but he is unable to tell the exact direction of its approach. Not with the music playing.

    “Hey, man. Come on, let’s go,” urges Benton. “Gotta find a way out of here. I'm not gonna stay around till that guy starts to rot.”

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    Group Choice (Benton & Edgar):

    A. Head left, down the passage with the sign saying ‘Cafeteria’.

    B. Go straight ahead, following the sign saying ‘Administration’.

    C. Go right, down the corridor with the sign saying ‘Swimming Pool’.

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    Edgar’s Choice:

    A. Can’t trust Benton. Even though he can read your mind. Gotta strike. Now. Disable him. Then leave him for whatever thing there is out there, to slow it down.

    B. Need to survive. Not gonna die here, no way. Benton’s too violent and unpredictable to be around… you abandon him and run your own way.
    1. Towards the Cafeteria.
    2. Towards the Administration.
    3. Towards the Swimming Pool.

    C. You watch. For now, you just watch.

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    ***

    “Hey! Hey, can you hear me?” Caitlyn faces down the screen, snapping her fingers and waving her hands. “Can you stop this music? It is literally oppressing my identity! The sexist Classical music has long been a patriarchal tool used to exclude women from participating musical creativity on the grounds that they have a vagina! I cannot believe that you would keep playing this genre when there are far more gender-neutral, egalitarian, empowering songs to showcase, I literally cannot even!”

    Her shout fades away, swallowed up by the humid jungle. It seems to take the classical strings together with it, as they dwindle into silence. A second later, a different music begins to play. A grin splits Caitlyn’s face, and she begins nodding her head along to the beat of Beyonce’s Flawless.

    “That’s more like it. This song is much, much better both musically and in the meaning that it conveys! But it is clear from the very fact that I had to ask, that you don’t yet recognize your privilege.” Yes. She is flawless. She needs to own it. Girls rule. Caitlyn smiles to herself, feeling very empowered by the song. God damn!

    “Caitlyn?” asks Francesca, approaching her.

    “What is it?” Caitlyn can’t resist snapping a little: she already knows what Francesca is thinking. God-botherer.

    “O-Oh, no, I don’t mean to bother you.” The older woman shakes her head. “But I was just wondering, what do you really think of this place? Do you still believe this is something man-made?”

    “What, why wouldn’t it be?”

    “This is beyond man’s capability. Creating life… it must be the work of God. The natural ecosystem created here is so… natural! This is a test of faith, Caitlyn-”

    “Right, whatever,” shrugs Caitlyn, interrupting Francesca before she can finish. “I’m not very interested in talking about something I don’t believe, Francesca.”

    “But why? God is real, as you can see from everything around you.”

    “All of this can be done with science,” snaps Caitlyn. “Like… science like…” She realizes that she doesn’t really know a lot of about science, and falls back on, “Look, I read that it could be done, alright? It is a mark of your internalized misogyny that you are letting a patriarchal religion cloud your thinking, Francesca. Wake up.” You’re lucky I’m not in a bad mood, or I’d eat you up alive, she thinks bravely.

    Francesca shakes her head again, frowning. “I... I see." She decides to back off for now. "Well, perhaps we should try to find a way out of here, then?"

    On their way down, lowered from the cage, they had spotted a few strange structures in the jungle that could be worth looking at. Caitlyn has a rough idea of where they should be headed, but she wonders if they should really be going on any expeditions at the moment. Someone might arrive and rescue them. Perhaps it would be better to try and set up camp first.

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    Group Choice (Caitlyn & Francesca):

    A. Head for the stepped pyramid.

    B. Head towards the glass dome.

    C. Head for the giant cross.

    D. Try to find a suitable place to set up a base camp.
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    Nevill, Azira, Lambchop19 and Rex Feral can now pick new characters.

    In event of any tie between characters, if it is about a choice like destination, and they can't compromise, they will split up and do their own thing. Narratively, it will also take up time to reflect the discussion and failure to agree, which may result in different consequences.
     
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  20. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    Oh,oh, oh, the fedora moron is gone, good, let's try to stay alive, thankfully Benton seems to be a cool guy.
     
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  21. Baltika9 Arcane

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    "Ayy, G, let's find out what the fuck's going on here."
    B
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    Applying for team Edgar.

    Can't trust Benton. He killed a man before my very own eyes, without even meaning to. He is a psycho. He is dangerous. He will kill me as well the first chance he gets, or the moment his mood swings the other way.

    I must run away from him. Towards... yes, towards the cafeteria. I might find something to eat there. Then I'll have to think how to survive on my own.

    B1.
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    treave, assuming Edgar doesn't bail on me or kill me, I want to talk it out with him and attempt to get to know him better, since we're in this together and all.
     
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