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Success?

December 19, 2008

I can only assume, at this point, that whatever The Sainted One was doing for the drummer has worked. My head is, strangely, not throbbing.

Does this mean that she’s ok? That this is over? I’m almost scared to go to sleep to see what will happen.

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Scared now!!!!

December 19, 2008

wall take 3

This can’t be good. Take care of her sentries!

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Update? Anyone?

December 19, 2008

Yo! Peeps! Anyone got an update on BA? She collapse or something cause things just got crazy. And I’m flippin’ awake!

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Today’s the Day

December 19, 2008

Shit. Today’s the day. I’m nervous as hell. I shouldn’t be though. I mean, what’s going to happen? She’s just running an errand. She can take care of herself. She won’t get hurt. He wouldn’t make her do something all that dangerous, would he?

For a brief second this morning, I thought about heading into the city. Then I though maybe, I’d be better off here. That I could help her here in ways that I just couldn’t do in the city. I don’t know. I don’t really know what to do other than just sit and wait.

I hope we don’t have to wait long.

But, while you’re waiting, here’s a pic catherein dropped in my inbox this AM. It’s showing the wall, or part of it, in it’s latest craziness. Well it’s at least her razor sharp memory of the wall in it’s latest craziness. Feel free to talk about it in the comments.

The wall courtesy of catherein

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A goat with a tin can

December 18, 2008

So, word around the internets is that our little Bridget’s gonna find herself a goat with a tin can (who goes by the name of Arthur) in Central Park. He’ll be there hanging out at some statue – Eagles & Prey? – at 10:00 am. Tomorrow.

I don’t have the slightest idea what this means, but it’s gotta be big, right?

Right?!

Which is pretty much all the news these days. It must be something pretty huge. Especially now that things are so bad. People think the drummer’s up to something since what with the way he’s banging away. I dunno. I kinda think he does it to drown out the noise. That’s what I’d be doing if I were him. Bang. Bang. Bang. Ha. Ha. Ha. Can’t hear you!

Anyway.

I’m getting pretty excited about tomorrow. Kinda crazy seeing as I don’t know what in the heck is going to go down. All I know is that I’ll be here if she needs me. Then again, it’s not like I got much of a choice what with the way I’m feeling and all. Me and the couch… like this. (though I’d totally cheat on her if I could get my hands on my folk’s lazyboy! seriously! she’s a fine piece of upholstery. just don’t tell the couch ;))

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Temple Quest part 4: Save the World (in NYC?!)

December 14, 2008

Ok, so I gotta admit. I don’t have much of a clue what’s going on with this one. I’ll fill in the details here once it goes down, but I can only imagine that it’s gonna be totally Amazing – with a capital A, see.

Here’s what I know:
The Sainted One recovers from her visit inside the temple and makes her way to the drummer. They get into it because, apparently, something is “out there” that could make the “world fall apart” and, seeing as how she’s beelined to New York, that something that is out there must be there.

Now, rumor is, this something is a cylinder (or possibly a tin can) and some guy (or possibly goat) named Art has his hands on it. He’s gonna be hanging out at the Eagles & Prey statue in Central Park at 10:00 AM on Friday (as in tomorrow!!!). I don’t know all that much about this Art guy, but I do know that The Sainted One isn’t doing so hot these days and could use all the help she could get. So, if you’re going to be in the area, I might suggest you head on over there and keep you eye out for a guy that looks like this and a really hot goth chick about this high with long dark hair.

And please everyone, do the Sainted One a favor and leave all the techy toys at home. (you’ll be doing yourself a favor, too… if she gets excited, zap! there goes the hard drive). Oh, and unless you want her worrying about you all day, bring a pair of extra socks. Looks like we’re in for some crappy weather. Sucks.

If you know more, throw it in the comments and I’ll update the post as necessary.


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Temple Quest part 3: Complete the Ritual

December 14, 2008

This is pretty easy after finding the temple but it’s anything but a let down. The cutscene for this one has gotta be amazing. Loads of effects, graphics that are beyond anything you’ve ever seen. The whole thing’s gotta be that way cause that was a huge part of it – you just wanted to look at everything but you couldn’t for fear that it would kill you. Crazy.

Now, the real tricky part with this one is that you gotta get get eight clannies to do some crazy stuff while you get eight dudes from some other clan to do some other crazy stuff and you all gotta do it at the same time and hope that the drummer is drumming his drums – which he almost always is, so you pretty much luck out on that gimme.

So, here’s the set up. The Sainted One is hanging out at the temple getting the ass kicked out of her while she waits for everything to go down just as it’s s’posed to go down. On top of that, she’s got all these dumb ass cats (sorry guys, but wtf where you hanging out there for?) nearly defenseless against a load of the mad freaks. And, while she’s doing all of that, she’s gotta hold on to the key.

The door won’t open until two clans perform a ritual along at the same time. In this case, we needed to do the hoo hoo routine. This is pretty easy and makes you feel really stupid, which is probably the point. You hold a piece of paper over your head and go hoo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo hoo. Note: there are eight hoo hoos. I dunno if this is important, but eight seems to be a theme and it works for me so why not. At the same time the dudes from the other clan whistle and the drummer drums his, uh, drums.

Now, if we wanna make folks make fools out of themselves, the game’s gonna have to be set up to work with a mic and a camera – webcam? eyetoy?. The mic picks up eight whistles from eight dudes from the other clan and the eight hoo hooers. The camera picks up the symbol from the piece of paper that the hoo hooers are holding over the head. That symbol looks something like:

Hoo Hoo Symbol

So, once everyone does that and if the timing is just right, the temple doors open. Oh! And this part is tricky. The hoohooers, I suppose to save their butts from the crowd o’ freaks, aren’t on the map yet. Once they hoo hoo, they get dropped into the map right outside the temple – on the temple path, but not in the lake o’ loonies. Now, the temple door opening or maybe the ritual, I dunno, cause I was a hoohooer, calmed the maniacs down so it’s not all that dangerous to come in right there, but it could be made so that it is. Course, The Sainted One by this time is making her way into the temple, so she’s not there to save their sorry butts. Tough call.

The temple door opens and The Sainted One walks in with the key. It’s a pretty intense looking place – lots to look at but the players and The Sainted one have got to stay focused. Now, there wasn’t all that much action and I can’t really tell you what all happened, but it was amazing.

The Sainted One walked past this huge crazy ass looking statue and as soon as she does, there’s this huge blast o energy. Knocked a bunch of us out – some say they got thrown outside of the temple. At the end, there’s this massive wall or altar or something – it must be an altar. And The Sainted One goes up to it how is beyond me because the energy coming through that place is pretty damn strong and places the key there. And then the light starts and it’s huge and blue – this insanely bright blue that’s so intense it just about blinds you. And then there’s this huge crack of electricity and The Sainted One screams and that’s when I got knocked out along with most of the rest.

Note: We gotta increase the agency cause there’s just no way to make it intense enough, visually, that you really get the feel of the place. I dunno if we want some old temple baddie that we gotta fight off so The Sainted One can put the key on the alter, but if we do, the statue’d be it, cause that thing was freakin’ huge and scary looking. It’d definitely be worthy of bosshood. So, we got the clannies fighting off the baddie statue while The Sainted One makes her way to the altar.


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