Episode 3: A New Game

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Ghost of Diknyoba:

Originally by Arancaytar:

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By the way, is it just me or is the third-person past tense narrative new to Episode 3? I like it.
Yes. I just sat down and felt more comfortable writing it this way, so I am.

Dikiyoba must admit that Dikiyoba used the script format for Episode 1 because it was easier for Dikiyoba to fudge the details Dikiyoba didn't know or understand that way.

So technically it's no longer a script, but a story. Which is awesome. :D

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You know, if you hadn't started writing yet, I'd absolutely suggest you try to do Nanowrimo with this idea in a week. (Although technically, nobody stops you from entering anyway and using what little you've written so far...)

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I had a pet garder snake when I was a kid. Of course, it was an outdoor pet and it ran away two days after I found it, but that was a fun two days.

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quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

I had a pet garder snake when I was a kid. Of course, it was an outdoor pet and it ran away two days after I found it, but that was a fun two days.
It ran away? How can snakes run? :confused:

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Shaper
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I think I know who that snake will come after first. It will either be me, Zeviz, or Andraste. Since we all visited the SubTerra forum recently...

EDIT: My keyboard has a massive grudge against the letter Z. Therefore, Zeviz came out as evi. :)

EDIT 2:
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Originally written by Nemesis:

It ran away? How can snakes run?
Very quickly. I know this from personal experience, and a very 'friendly' blue racer.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 07:48: Message edited by: Ghouloca ]

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

And yet more useless DikiStats!
My line ranking in Episode 2 has very little to do with my involvement... you get silenced by a Thing and see how much you have to contribute. :-P

In hindsight, it was probably for the best.

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The Silent Assassin is quite proud to have a 100% key line rating from Dikiyoba's works.
I'm never going to hear the end of this...

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[quote]It ran away? How can snakes run? :confused: [/quote]I had a turtle that ran away. She was fast.

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Law Bringer
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I was rather surprised to find part 3 complete... its announcement (or rather, lack thereof) was even more surprising.

Can't wait to see this. :D

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Law Bringer
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I have *had* it with these motherf*ing snakes on this motherf*ing board!
Include this line in one of the chapters to come, and you will have proven your divinity once more.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 11:10: Message edited by: Robert Daniel Oliver ]

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-X- is saddened because he doubts that he is going to be in the story. -X- sighs. -X- begins crying. -X- begins wailing for Dikiyoba to please, please, please, please put him in the story. -X- is doubtful, though.

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Shaper
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Actually, it would be interesting to see -X- in one of the next chapters. Even if he was just used as snake bait. But at any rate, he would add a new element to the story. Whether that's good or bad is yet to be seen.

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By my reckoning, -X- has acrued enough 'personality' for inclusion in a DikiScript. -X- may not be pleased by the results, however. (Note to -X-: there's no special prize for getting 50 posts. I just think someone should inform you of this so you don't spend the next few weeks anxiously checking your mailbox like I did.)

I'm kind of curious how I'm going to screw up with the snakes. I do have an excuse this time when it fails: despite familiarity with mammals, birds, and amphibians, I really don't have much daily contact with reptiles. It's hard to find a snake where the four seasons are winter, winter, winter, and construction.

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Another post, another DikiStat. This one attempts to determine the eloquence of each member by finding the average number of letters per word. It didn't quite work as expected: the Silent Assassin's one line of "Holy Flaming Reaperdisks!" in Episode I and the Ur-Noob's one line of "HAHAHAHAHA!" in Episode II kind of threw off the average.

Episode I
Episode II
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Law Bringer
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It's always interesting to see how newbs and noobs alike are represented in the scripts/stories.

Oh, and Dintiradan? This looks like a typo in the DikiStats (oh, and DikiStat is a really awkward name):

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Thuryl exits. The other four look around. Zorro picks up the stats that are lying next to Arancaytar. WKS and Erika Maroonmark walk to the other end of the forum, away from the carnage. Dolphin pauses to look at a large chart hanging on the wall. It looks like it got hit by a fireball, because it is badly charred. Still, she is able to make out what it says:
Total Words: 10
Total Letters: 52
Average Letters per Word: 5.2
I assume you just meant Thuryl. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Ghouloca:

I think I know who that snake will come after first. It will either be me, Zeviz, or Andraste. Since we all visited the SubTerra forum recently...

I'm too pretty to die! Oh Sub Terra, you have failed me!

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

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Originally written by Ghouloca:

I think I know who that snake will come after first. It will either be me, Zeviz, or Andraste. Since we all visited the SubTerra forum recently...

I'm too pretty to die! Oh Sub Terra, you have failed me!

Relax. Since I'm the most expendable of the group, it would probably me. Of course, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that none of us get killed. Especially me, since I don't have an element.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 15:32: Message edited by: Ghouloca ]

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You should pick an element Nicoa. *consults Periodic Table* How about Astinate. You say your scripts are useless and Astinate basicly is. I wish I chose that one.
Acctually, neither of us have been in any of the stories before. We are both equally expendable.

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Shaper
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Actually, I dropped the useless a little while ago. Besides, Elitenpc is far from useless. However, I think I'll choose Palladium, because it is a very bizarre element, like me. It also applies because my strength is mental, not physical. And also because I could stand to lose a few pounds.

And in case you're interested, you can find the script I mentioned at my site, via the link below.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 16:35: Message edited by: Ghouloca ]

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Palladium is also use in Catalytic converters and dental crowns. That's an interesting combination.

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Even the Ur-Noob was posthumously assigned an element, Nioca. You're not in any trouble.

Although, randomly killing people off does tend to get old very quickly.

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Shaper
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Well, I do tend to be a bit of a catalyst here, and if I told you I haven't had dental work, I'd be lying.

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Law Bringer
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Meh, I look forward to the day that I die in the story... as the stock healer, I can probably only be revived by my element.

Until then, I'm stuck making sure you lot stay alive. :P

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Originally by Arancaytar:

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You know, if you hadn't started writing yet, I'd absolutely suggest you try to do Nanowrimo with this idea in a week. (Although technically, nobody stops you from entering anyway and using what little you've written so far...)
I expect this will take more than a month to write. Besides, I don't really like worrying about deadlines and word count. (And I came pretty close to writing a complete and fairly lengthy story in September anyway.)

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Originally by Ephesos:

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I was rather surprised to find part 3 complete... its announcement (or rather, lack thereof) was even more surprising.
I already had the last post in this thread when I put Chapter 3 up. So I waited as long as possible in hopes that someone else would post, and then forgot to edit my post before I left for the night.

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Originally by -X-:

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:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Arghhhhhhhhh! Too many graemlins! Eyes burning!

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Dikiyoba loves all the speculating. Keep it up.
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Guardian
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Ah! Ambushed and killed, and in my ideal environment, too (cold). That was rather disappointing. Oh well...

*begins researching resurrection through cryomancy*

Other than that, it is still a good source of insanity/spam-based entertainment.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 21:10: Message edited by: Zephyr Tempest ]

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That reminds me. I need to rent Deliverance

Thanks Spiderweb !

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Shaper
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Something major I just noticed. In the previous stories, whenever a member died, Arancaytar would know about it immedietely. So wouldn't he know about Zephyr Tempest dying?

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Law Bringer
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Very easy. Have you noticed how the Endeavor site is behaving lately?

http://endeavor.ermarian.net/member/1

Until that's fixed, I'm getting false positives from everyone, so I can't notice any specific deaths. :P

But I'm working on it as fast as possible.

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On a "serious"(?) note: In episode 1, I'm noticing character deaths immediately because I magically do the stats in my head. Now that I'm back to using the computer, this effect probably stops.

But plot explanations like that are best left to Dikiyoba.

[ Tuesday, October 24, 2006 01:02: Message edited by: Robert Daniel Oliver ]

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