As someone who plays in the personal of a masked clown, would you not say it'd make sense? Besides, in a place where a single kiss can turn a man's heart in a full blown desire for more, a mask is useful for protection. As well as hiding whoever is behind. And protection.
I don't really know if anyone in the Band fits the mold you're looking for. If I wasn't so busy I'd send a Band team I've been thinking of since binging RvB. As it is I have trouble running my own, which sucks as I'm really interested in the Akrid.
I'm currently writing the story about Arael and his 'daughter' and I kinda thought about the things behind his hatred for mortals.
The OCG must know who Arael is, right? Not only they spoke, but she's old enough. So if she wanted to keep her heard in check, knowing how much Arael despise those lowlife scumbags, why didn't she ever suggested an alliance wit him in the first place?! Push Aro back into their subconciouss and have Arael have complete control to deliver some divine justice to the Ningens. Now that would be preciouss! What do you think BTR?
Personally I think that she knows that once Arael has delivered his justice was delivered he would not stop on the undesirables. He would continue to purge those in close proximity to them. Then their neighbors and then their neighbors and soon there would be no one left to lead.
That is only partially true however. Aro is not to be discredited here. An internal struggle for dominance between two halves, yet one can't live without the others. Besides, this young girl he met just slightly shanged his view. Despite being nearly killed (for real in a fake world) she wasn't like the others. She never wanted revenge on the ones who made her wrong, she didn't curse on anyone in her last breath. Never did she used the Creator's gift, one's own freedom of choice (To do whatever you wish for yourself, be it good or evil, right or wrong basically) to help her 'goals'... No she was happy to find her friend was strong enough to survive that world, she even recorded him a message to let him know her thoughts. She did not opress those weaker for her pleasures or to gain an upper hand in that harsh world, despite her great fear of death. He used his powers to 'scan' those about to die and once he 'saw' her thoughts and desires, fears and hopes he instinctivelly saved her. The part about her father abandoning her when she was very young sruck him like the Ire of the Creator himself.
(Can you guess who am I talking about?) Even the other Watchers were surprised about him considering her as 'daughter'. Ging out of his own way to keep her or anyone safe was 'till then a completely alien thing to him.
Arael can be beaten, but power or strength are not the way to do it.
Maybe I'm overthinking it, but I want for Aro since he is still the other half to have a real possibility to be erased by the Creator, otherwise it would feel like authorial fiat he was spared. And If it plays against, so be it.
I don't know who you are talking about but she seems like a very precious cinnamon bun who is too sweet and pure for the world.
And there's no over thinking. You are just adding more to your life and giving it the base it needs to stand on its own. This is what I like obscure explanations for things that will not affect my day to day life. I live for those lore snippets that exposing the dumbest or coolest things about the story.
Even TV tropes described her as that. It is one of those characters taht have very little appearence on screen, yet had a much bigger overall impact on the story. From the moment I saw her character, instead of the waifu label, she instantly sparked that Fatherly or Big brotherly instinct to protect her no matter what. If you ever watched or heard about Sword Art online (SAO) you know about Sachi and her sad fate. She had more personality than that cardboard 'waifu' that's Asuna in her much lesser screen time. My love for those minor characters that most often that not die in the story... Such is my luck.
I too like to truly have an explanation why is something happening in a story. Even if Arael seem evil out of the boonies, he really is not. Actually he did not start as evil, on the contrary...
But mortals and by extension Humans always went the cruel, selfish, immoral way despite they had the choice. The choice Arael was denied as the Arbiter. He had to play the role someone else gave him while those who had to watch over lived how they saw fit, the vast majority abusing their freedom.
You can say he's even jelous of the mortals, to be given such a gift and use it for such despicable things. Yet the Creator just let them.
And I thought the OCG was a woman of many resources. A scheeming goddess that would not hesitate to dirty her hands or even use another to further her goals and ambitions, especially since the MGE ' Human-Monster system' is her doing. Even if it cost her 'her world' rather than let it fall into the hands of another, namely the DL.
Yeah I somewhat remember her. Truly the sweetest of cinnamon buns. So Arael isn't all grump and frump as he seems to be. But I still doubt that she would admit to needing help from others much less from the bully who would kick her sandcastle over.
Interesting, the double edged sword that is ones pride. Still, I can see where is she comming from. And yes, he may be ruthless, especially if antagonized, but he still is not completely lost it, completely being the operative word. There are still things out there, rare as they might be that will reach to his 'heart'.
I'm looking forward to see how will you settle your 'inner demons' Praetor. It should be interesting.
Yeah. I'm looking forward to see how I manage to 'fix' Praetor myself! Though I do have a few Ideas and they all depend on the actions of others.
It seems that most, not all, people on this site are trying to help him by applying band-aids/ replacements for his family instead of tring to help him get over/overcome his problem. I'm just saying if S9 gives me some kind of slime spirit for my magic weapon he might just sacrifice it to try and regain his powers/family.
Well, some actually try to have him join the 'dark side'. I thought of using a slight 'de evilization' to the point of making the character confused, unsure of his own motives and ideals, and how to act in situations he would usually wreck everything.
That's why I needed someone as pure for Arael to at least consider a tiny bit of a change. To make him question his moves. 'I can't use so much power, her friends might get hurt in the process, have to find another way.' 'Can't brutalize someone in front of her.' 'What will she say/think if I act like that/kill them all.' among many other possibilities, hell, even ask for help or swallowing ones pride if thhe character is known for it. It works for many character archtypes, it is just the catalyst that changes.
But yeah, it should really be interesting to see how it will all play out.
I can totally see Arael destroying the MGE world because of the possibility that a single breath of DE could corrupt her. And if she get's corrupted. OHOHOHOHO! I can see all of hell freezing over and the DE gettign blue balls when she finds out that Arael is coming after her!
Boy would I hate to see that happen. But then again the rest of the world is screwed and then the OCG will have to let her windup knight loose on him and well... I don't know how that's going to end up. I don't think that he can destroy Arael seeing as he is relatively new to his celestial state and has never really used his new powers for 'real' combat.
The possibilities are endless, granted My lilim waifu is quite skilled at manipulating energy and has much more power than her mother, and as my attendant and wife, she only answers to me (it is actually the opposite, but don't tell anyone or I'll loose the title of King of my cave')
Arael/Aro can't be destroyed that easily as they are actually two beingsin one, but they can actually nullify eachother completely if push comes to shove, It is Aro's trumpcard if shit hits the fan. I still don't know what will happen to him in the end, as just like you, I too depend on others and his overall story progression.
But I was also speaking about Praetor, it will be kind of cool to see how it all plays out in the end.
It is hard to show what my character went trough, as I should pull out my novel, find all relevant material over a shitload of other things then translate it properly in English and then set it in a proper timeline for the audience, a titanic effort...
If Arael tried to destroy the world Aro would nullify him by nullifying himself on the spot, one can't live without the other, and they both know that, so that's why it works so far, th epoint is who will prevail in the end, who will influence who in the end. As for now it's a perfect status quo, who knows what will the future bring.
Emmerian's can't be monsterized unless willingly and only in special places, (those Micro Demon Realms in the Emmeria Blog entry I have to finish. It's actually a state business because of taxes and events people organize for their monsterization/incubization ceremonies tend to be expensive), their energy is much too complex otherwise, they still can be kidnapped, raped and all those.
I actually thought about bringing her to the MGE world and decided against it, as she still has a mother there and their worlds are too different, and she was already a prisoner in a world of monsters. Not that the man himself won't go there and visit her and viceversa regularly.
I'm at AIT right now. Dealing with dumbasses who can't figure out how to cover or shut the hell up in formation. That's how life goes I guess, though I can understand why my father can't stand to let other people be responsible for things...
As for Shin Godzilla, well I have mixed feelings. On one hand it certainly had the spirit of the original Godzilla, unstoppable engine of destruction and what not. The nuclear symbolism was very strong and that was nice and it was cool to see Godzilla progress through his mutation. The political commentary wasn't bad or at least I didn't have any issues with it but most people I talked to hated It, said it made the movie too slow. My big issue is how they screwed with Godzilla origin story. He's had a lot of reboots with lots of different origins, but they never really changed what he physically was, save maybe GMK. This one just slapped Destroyans origins on Godzilla and that just seemed to cheapen it for me.
So what's your MOS? I am a 68W, Healthcare Specialist AKA a Medic. FYI I'm proud of you bro. You seem to be holding up well with army life and we'll see how you deal with those blue falcons who keep fucking everyone up.
As for Shin. I enjoyed the latter half of the movie. I was quite mad that 8th prime minister would not let the attack helicopters kill it when it was still a welp. They did not have their priorities straight and doomed more people with their inaction.
But the second half. Ohohoho! It was the best movie ever! And the way they killed Godzilla was genius! This movie was more of a political commentary with Godzilla in my opinion.
I'm 25Q. I set up comm equipment. Thanks man, I'll be dealing with blue falcon the way I deal with trolls online. I troll them.
As for Shin, It was a rather scathing satire on Japanese beurocracy. And Godzilla isn't dead. Just comatose. Godzilla never dies. Plus we have that part of him that may or may not have escaped. He'll, in Shin 2, we may have Godzilla vs Godzilla.
Wow. That seems real dark man. At least, let us help your character get his resolution before you go away. :D But well, while you were gone, the RPs are still the same. I began a war arc in Oz. And hint hint, a favorite's gonna die. LOL.
Yes but I'm thinking that he is hallucinating that you or one of your villains/ that spider I don't remember is casting judgement on him. It's up to you on how you want to mentally assault him and make him feel worse about what he's done.
...And it smells divine. Inside is a dozen home baked chocolate chip cookies and a dozen blueberry muffins. Laying on top of them is a note, written in a crisp script:
Quite a lot has happened since you've been away. I suppose you'll find out about things sooner or later, so don't worry about recent details. Just enjoy your time back, and we'll worry about catching up later. Much later.
Nezzie is adjusting about as well as you might expect. That is to say, things are difficult. Some days are better than others. She is getting around, but she is still receiving treatment, and those are the times she wishes you were there the most. Still, she's making the best of things, and I can't help but admire her courage. She actually baked everything in this basket, but Regina told her that it was destined for the charity larder. If we had told her that it was for you, she would've wanted to come and see you herself, and as you might expect, that would've made your escape from the realm difficult. Even though it was for her own good, I didn't like lying to her. I have a terrible feeling that it's going to come back to me some day.
On that note, I have spoken with my father. The Rangers already know you're here. They'll be misdirecting the Gendarme patrols for the next day or so, so you have time to make it to the border. You remember the North Slack Run, that old dry bed that we found Nezon next to? Follow that as far as you can. Gradually, it will turn east. Stop following it; it'll lead you to Lilydale. The Unicorn magic would keep you from entering it proper, but you could still get lost in it. Instead, follow the edge of the marsh. It'll keep taking you North, then into a sizable foothill. Circle that hill, going west, then once you're on the north end of it you'll see the woods again. Follow it north. By now Lake Karthwaite will be on your left, to the west. Don't go west, you'll run into the ferriers, and you'll be seen.
Those woods end in another foothill. Break east. It's open plain, so you'll have to be careful for Centaur patrols. Heading east, that huge body of water in the distance is Lake Dalurinn. It marks the border of Frossenbjan, and if you cross over, you could find a few sympathetic souls who might take you south through the fjord, or maybe a guide North, through the mountains. The first city you see should be Dalurinn, on the far side. Whatever you do, don't go west. Ever.
Good luck, old boy. I hope you find whoever it is you're looking for.
P.S. I never thought I'd be abetting a criminal. You owe me big for this.
Jorge sits in the kitchen of a small log cabin. The basket of confections sat on a crudely made table that was merely a carved out stump. He rests his head on his fist while reading the letter and sighs placing the letter face down next into the basket and sighs.
"Thomas... why must you remind me? Why must your morals be on such a high horse..."
Jorge stands up and looks around his filthy kitchen then shurgs.
"This really isn't a place for a girl to... for her to grow up in. Well she's all done growing kinda. Hm." He walks around the wood chips and eggshells, each making a distinctive crunsh under his boot. "No... Hell I don't even have a room just for her!"
"What's Julietta going to say? She dosen't know I have a daughter... She dosen't know anything about my time in Whitemarch!" Jorge rubs his chin as he paces nervously around his disheveled kitchen. "What if they catch me? What if they Kill me? Damn... Why is everything so much harder without..." He exhales loudly just as the door behind him opens.
"Jorge I know it's early but I thought that you'd-" She looks around the room and is visibly distraught. "How can you live in such conditions? I swear! The tavern is in a better state than this room! And the tavern isn't even complete yet! And where did you get that basket?"
Jorge frantically tries to frantically usher the young woman out of the room as he curses Thomas under his breath. "I'ts a gift from a friend! He wanted to congratulate me for starting my own village!"
"Oh? Then how did he get it here? There haven't been many outside couriers coming through here. Especially since Cydonia is still under construction." There is an awkward silence between the two as Jorge tries to come up with a fanciful lie but fails. He gently but firmly grabs Julietta's hand and leads her outside. "Come now Jules, let's eat outside!" Julietta strugles slightly as she tries to get another glimpse at the bastket but soon follows him without question.
(Welp it's too late for that now! I like where this is going. Plus If Jorge ever came back it would be MONTHS after he ran away. And I don't care what kind of magic you have I doubt you could keep those cookies and muffins fresh!)
That's the beauty of his character, the pure silly beauty of him. Son of the legendary hellbeast Cerberus, strongest being alive, one man army, master hunter and tracker. On the battlefield he's among the most dangerous bastards ever.... but none of it prepared him for the wrath of the females.
Certainly, they always can. What I'm saying is, after a certain cascade of events, one might find himself or herself saturated with the thought that things always end on a disater. Henceforth, the shock and awe would end up dying in their heart.
Based on what I just have read about the guy you're all planning a ROASTING SEASON: COSMIC EDITION, featuring VINDICTUS, CERBERUS and more, it looked like, at least form where I see it, that this guys had already passed beyind the saturation point and thus whould loose the capacity for emotion, reaction or would feel no point in expressing these as his mind is perpetually gnawed with the notion that worse awaits him in the corner.
It would be like those people who had strings of failures here and here until they stop caring at all about pretty much anything.
Damn, a roasting session with Victivius and Cerberus? That alone would a man broken, but to add more?! OI! I don't know about Scorn but I'm in. Not so much for the roasting, but the character development.
So how does this RP work? Are we all just chipping in at once, or do we each see Jorge separately? Also, are these meetings actual spirits or hallucinations/visions Jorge is having? Finally, I talked to Scorny boy, I think he's gonna join in.
They are like hallucinations and all of you can collude with each other and come up with how you want to attack. If you want to hang up go for it. If you think that striking one at a time would work better then that works too. This is all for you guys to get any gripes out or just to have fun with a roast session.
Jorge was coming back from his usual adventure I think it was the one where we assaulted Armata's castle, and when he returned home he found his family and his mount dead. So He is going on a revwnge quest to kill all those who hurt his family. Every time he tries to interrogate them a failsafe activates and they convulse eternally with pleasure. He killed a farmer who led the mercs to his home and now he's vanished from Whitemarch. He hurt two order saint's, killed a few guys, he sees mamono as monsters and no longer humanoid, he's heavily wounded and is spurned by his goddes . Now he's roaming around the forest with a sword wound in his neck being haunted by his failures and etc. He's also having an existential crisis.
Wait what? Can she see his hallucinations or does she just think he's gone crazy looking back at thin air. Can she see the fairy that was with him, is the rider real? Can others see what Jorge can see/R'hun being killed? I have many questions and this is my RP!
Hahah! I love it!
For Arden it would be a Nightmare of things to come, with Arden and Jorge on a tower with every notable place he has been and will be crammed around it so that he can look down and see the ensuing chaos frozen below as a Plague of Beasts tears into friends he has made and silhouettes of friends he feels he will make. Once he finally sees himself amongst the crowd the chaos slowly begins it's bloody motion. Just as he sees himself fail once more below Arden arrives to say his demoralizing piece.
Well as a hallucination it could be as simple as stumbling down a hill into a hole in the ground or something that Jorge only realizes is false once he actually climbs out. As for the why this in particular it depends on if his hallucinations are self induced or from some other source.
Considering that she picked a fight with her instead of fleeing in utter terror, I'd say she was fair game. You don't stroll up to an undead queen of the void like it was anyone else and not expect bad things to happen.
Still Doc, poor Poppy :'[. Anyway I think I figured out how to induce the Nightmare with Arden for Jorge, so unless you don't think it'll fit for [insert reason here], I'm ready to put it down. I think that if you do want it done it should go last though.
Continuing his trudge through the woods he stumbles down a hill. He rolls down, trying to stop himself. The ground evens out and he is then stopped from rolling by a couple. He looks to them, finding them strange. They appear human, but some kind of calming aura eminates from them.
They help him inside their small home, the woman offering to make him something to drink while the man runs to fetch a doctor. As Jorge looks around the room from his seat at the kitchen table he finds it is a simple home (one that may or may not remind him of the one taken from him). As he looks to the window however he can see a grand city just outside.
However his focus is forced to a stone charm bearing this symbol. He can feel the familiar tingling of Chaos on his mind as he is forced to stare at it and then he is transported to the Nightmare.
The symbol is what makes him have the vision. It's the rune for the Old One thats existence is going to be central to my upcoming character Jack, his friends, as well Arden's story. I have her unmodified lore posted on Jeiel's message board, and after I fix it up I'll have it on my blog.
As to the goal, it would be a depressing scene showing Jorge that no matter what he does he's lost. Should he actually make it through this trial alive or not won't stop the things to come, and he'll continue to lose people he cares for whether he's there or not. Arden could then offer Jorge a choice. Jorge can forsake everything else in exchange for Nezon's safety and help Arden release this blight (whichArden assures he will direct at the Maou as he wants her gone as well), or he can push on and try to have his cake and eat it too, risking it all for his own conscience in the now.
Have to say Lightning, that's pretty interesting. I didn't think anybody was going to fill in Conrad's place so quickly, but you did. This Arden guy has my attention. Perhaps he can spur Armata out of his sleep? I'm hatching an idea.
Yeah the end is definitely the best place for it @BTR. As for meating the post up we definitely can, but just let me know if you have any suggestions how, since even the slightest thing can set my creative spark off.
And @Scorn I'm kinda surprised myself, but that was my goal. As for Amarta returning because of him, that already has the chance for some happenings across my whole cast so please do! :)
Heads up guys. Just got a text from Hound. "Sorry for not posting last night, I was working throughput the night. I'm too busy to answer at the moment, but I'll be home in a couple hours. Hold fast." That explains why he never came home last night. I had to go over and feed his pets.
I tell him all the time to chill on the work but he never listens. I suppose I shouldn't complain though. I have no idea how stressful his job is or how much he has to do in a day. Guess it isn't surprising that he's so busy, he is the second in command and soon to be the owner of a company. Explains where he gets all his cash. Crazy bastard just bought a Desert Eagle 50AE last weekend! Last I heard they're expensive!
It's for recreation Jester. Target shooting and hunting are a hobby of mine. I've always wanted a Desert Eagle, that and my Schofield are my dream guns. Hard to find and pack as much style as they do punch. And no Doc, I don't have a matched set of Desert Eagles.... I have a matched set of 1911's though!
Unless, of course, some nutter decides to chase you down in road rage and try to fight you. In which case you get out of your vehicle, pull that sucker out, and watch as his eyes become the size of dinner plates and he shits the pants for nine seconds straight.
It's terrible for home defense! A shotgun is excellent for home defense. I don't feel like an action hero with it though, but I do feel great. Not so much because I got a big gun, but because it's something I've wanted for years and I finally got it.
I finished the digital lineart of her body, which turned out perfect. I'm working on the tines for her cage, and it's a little harder because there's twelve of them, plus all the filigree and the chains that go between, and the brazier cap below it. I may have figured out a special effect for the chains though. And I'm pretty gosh darned proud of the lace pattern I gave her.
Ex-CUSE me? What's this I hear, Flamer ordering me about as if I were some soldier in his army? NO SIR! This is MY wheelhouse, bucko! And I can't draw right now anyway, I haven't even made it home yet.
I'll be honest S9, I can't pick a favorite character. I haven't watched enough of the show to make that choice. The western shows I watched growing up are Rawhide and The Rifleman. Along with many other classics.
I hear ya BTR. I didn't really buy the Desert Eagle for much other reason than the novelty of it. It's one of those guns that you buy and tuck away because it's so expensive to shoot. As stupid as it is to have it, still glad I bought it. As for rifles, I'm now looking to get a double barrel coach gun, an FN-SCAR and a KSG shotgun.
It's only because he's wounded. In the story before he got a metal Mantua claw jabbed down his throat. That's why he hasn't really talked at all. He just thinks what he wants to say or his subconscious talks.