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**Recording.  Tunnel 9 Operations.  6/29/13  0036**

"You look well.  Healthier, lately."

"I told you, I'm living a healthy lifestyle."

"You said that, yeah, but you say a lot of things."

"Wasn't always a pudgy fucker you know.  Did some sports in my school years."

"That's not what I was saying."

"Don't quite get a lot of exercise down here.  Never did see the point of walking in one place until the alternative was holding hands with a bloody monster."

"They're monsters, then?"

"They're certainly named after one.  What else would you call them?"

"Monsters works."

"What about yourself, ever get into athletics?"

"Not as such, no.  Always been a bit of a book person, I suppose."

"Well we share that.  Can't live a life out of books, though."

"Who says I have?"

"Ever been outside the country?"

"Never got the chance.  Rather expensive."

"And with that nice university degree you decided to work in the sewer, perhaps sign up as a servohead."

"I have my reasons."

"Your brother?"

"Who told you about my brother?"

"A man hears things.  Maybe it echoed off the tunnels."

"Yeah.  My brother."

"Except you don't have one."

"Come again?"

"You don't have a brother."

"I suppose I don't anymore, no."

"You never did."

"And you heard that echoing off the tunnels as well, did you?  Seems I'll have to have a discussion with the Chaplain."

"You'd have to tell him why you lied."

"I did not lie."

"Here's how I figure the conversation went.  You talk to the Payneites about serving down here.  They ask you why.  Rather than say because you believe in Payne's mission, you try to earn a bit of respect.  You'd heard the stories of a particularly heroic Templar and you let them make the connection themselves.  Sams isn't such a stretch to Samson is it?  Must've taken a bit of acting to find out he was dead, which really only helped in that he wasn't around to contradict your story."

"It was harmless."

"I agree."

"I shouldn't have done it."

"I agree there as well."

"It's just.  My whole life I haven't been taken seriously.  Through school, even as an engineer, really.  I just thought I could get treated with some respect.  And I didn't hurt anyone by it."

"But it didn't exactly help you either, did it?  You got some sympathy, but it's damn clear you're nothing like Samson.  Hell, nobody is."

"Don't suppose it did, no."

"Which is why you want to join up as a Templar.  Show us all you've got the minimals to do it just like your fake brother.  All that about duty and whatnot was bullocks."

"Getting a bit personal now, Hayes?  What about yourself, you cynical fucker?  I bet you want me to go and live life just like you did, eh?  Talk down to half the world and trick myself into thinking I've got a right to?  You're down in this sewer just like we all are, but somehow you got me thinking that there's a reason for you doing it.  I bet you have yourself half convinced you actually do, too.  The Payneites are evil bastards, the servoheads are stupid pawns, and the Operators all have the wool pulled over their eyes.  Is that it?"

"If I knew what I was getting into, Sams-"

"Yeah?  You and me both.  Probably all of us.  Except the Templars."

"Maybe so.  What if there was a way out?"

"What are you on about?"

"Sams.  Let's be honest with each other a second.  Do you believe in what we're doing down here?"

"Yes.  The Nessies need to be stopped."

"But you aren't sure we're doing it the right way."

"Well that.  Yeah, that's a bit more on the mark."

"Because we aren't winning.  And this is too big a job to handle for a church, even one with the resources of the Payneites."

"Yeah."

"So I'll ask again.  What if there was a way out?"

"I still think I should be down here doing my part."

"And if you could do your part elsewhere?  Be the one to alert higher authorities?  Get us some real presence down here to stop the Nessies before they do any more damage to England?"

"The Chaplain says-"

"Bugger what the Chaplain says, Sams!  I am asking you.  Operator Sams.  Do you think we need help down here, and are you willing to be the one to get it?"

"I...I would, yeah."

"Tonight I want you to get in touch with Palmer.  Yes, that Palmer.  Tell him I sent you.  And not another word."

"What happens then?"

"I think you'll get your chance to be taken seriously."

**End Recording**

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: April 07, 2011, 05:15:56 pm »
Well in studying for my Holy Quest I finished up Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, and Night Watch.

Then immediately went into Rabbit, Redux.  Pratchett to Updike is a hell of a mood whiplash.  :sad:

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AND ONE MORE THING: WHEN I AM FINISHED, I WILL BLOW A MASSIVE FEMBOT JIZZLOAD INTO A 55 GALLON DRUM...AND THE PEOPLE WILL DRINK...AND THEY WILL CALL IT ORANGE JULIUS.

That is actually impressively disgusting, on a forum that contains Giggles.

Kudos!

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RPG Ghetto / Re: SPIDER IV - A NEW HOPE.
« on: April 07, 2011, 03:28:49 pm »
Any of you guys have this sinking feeling that with Khara, Freeky, Jenne, AND Nigel we all fell for the "what, little ole me" routine?

I didn't.   :wink:  I suspected Freeky, the, "Roger would know" bit didn't wash, but I wasn't sure. 

Blight was almost TOO helpful, I suspected that he might be a very, VERY tricky spider, since in the round we converted him, had we tried to convert a spider and lost a cabal member, we would have been in trouble. 

Nah, that's how I was in Spiders II also, and I was a Discordian in that one.
And then of course in Spiders III I threw Villager under the bus. The closer I am to figuring things out, the more advice I give/more noise I make.

To be fair, Villager and I were fucked from Round II in Spiders III.  We both, completely by chance, picked Discordians AND failed to subsume them, so it was narrowed down to four people.   :sad:

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HA i did it one handed!

no its a lever on one side and a big piece of metal under the blade to lock it in place that needs shoved sideways
:lulz:

YAY

I have the most beautiful knife that's a Ken Onion/Benchmade collab, that snaps open with a flick like a lovely monster.

Benchmade is my favorite kinfe company. My longest lasting everyday knife is a Benchmade mini-griptillian , and my current is a Benchmade min-griptillian . Worth every penny.

Definitely.  I bought the 910 Stryker on my 17th birthday.  I've carried it just about daily since then, and it's still in phenomenal shape.

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:42:49 am »
SIX MOTHERFUCKING MINUTES FROM EOC.

http://www.reverbnation.com/thespiderproject

last song on the list.  


Fuck, that one took a long time, believe it or not.

Whoa.  Suddenly my goofy ass voice sounds heavy.

Cool, LMNO.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: SPIDER IV - A NEW HOPE.
« on: April 07, 2011, 03:31:35 am »
Any of you guys have this sinking feeling that with Khara, Freeky, Jenne, AND Nigel we all fell for the "what, little ole me" routine?

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:49:50 am »
Oh shit, you used the longer of the two?  Can't wait to get home and check it out.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: SPIDER IV - A NEW HOPE.
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:47:47 am »
I had Nigel pegged as a Spider but I couldn't say anything.   :sad:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: SPIDER IV - A NEW HOPE.
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:35:14 am »
I had fun.  Hadn't been subsumed before.  Usually tend to play a bit sneakier than that, even though I was -ahem- incorrect, I think I liked it this way better.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: April 06, 2011, 03:09:12 pm »
Having the name tag stick out of a giant pile of poop wasn't enough?  It wasn't clear, in its message?  They had to put "and I'm a piece of" in case there was any confusion.  Too much nuance these days, giant piles of poop?

Fuck's sake.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Buyer's Remorse
« on: April 06, 2011, 12:46:19 am »
Thanks, ECH, wasn't sure if I'd been too subtle...

It's loud and clear.

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**Recording.  Tunnel 9 Gymnasum.  6/25/13  0915**

"You know, I don't suppose getting out of here would be any kind of problem."

"Precisely what I was thinking."

"Just a matter of taking a short stroll down a tunnel and popping up above."

"Precisely not what I was thinking."

"Tunnel 13 is probably a decent choice, anyway.  Plenty of sights to see along the way."

"You really think I'm a nutter?"

"Sing songy voices of the Nessies to help you ambling along.  Adventure to be had, and the stunning smell of stirred up shite."

"Where are you going with this, Hayes?"

"Have you really given any thought to this whole getting out business?"

"Course I have.  It sounds like you have as well."

"Been thinking is all."

"So then you're interested?"

"Oh certainly."

"Suddenly have a new desire to breathe the comparatively fresh air of above ground England again?"

"No."

"Not sure I'm following."

"I'm staying."

"You just said -"

"The kid, Palmer.  The kid.  Sams.  I want him out of here."

"He wants out?"

"Well that's the tricky bit.  I have to keep working on him.  He's taking something out of our talks."

"Fuck's sake, you've gone soft."

"Only when I'm not thinking about your mum."

"Not sure if you've noticed but time isn't exactly on my side.  This thing gets bigger by the day.  If we don't act now, we might lose our chance."

"The kid needs to go.  It's not fair, him all wrapped up in this.  You and I aren't exactly old fuckers, well, I'm not, but he's right out of University.  He deserves to get his heart torn out by a woman or two before it gets torn out by a Nessie."

"He's an Operator, it's not like he's in immediate danger."

"Yeah, not until the Nessies figure out a way into our hive.  Is it easy convincing yourself we're safe down here when you can hear them horrors echoing about as you're trying to sleep?"

"Still remains that we can't wait to let you preach the light to him until he decides you aren't a nutter.  Well, not about this at least."

"Maybe he doesn't need to think I'm right.  Maybe the suggestion, or order, needs to come from the right direction."

"I can see it.  Dear Sams, get the fuck out our sewers, Love Payne.  And if that'll work on anyone, it'll work on Sams."

"I don't like it, but I'm more comfortable with that than the alternative."

"Whatever you do, get it done within a week.  A week regular time, not your own fucking Hayesian time, by the way.  We're moving on it with or without you."

"And the Paynites don't know about it."

"What do you take me for?  I've been deleting these recordings."

"How the bloody hell you been do that?"

"You take certain actions that compromise ethics that you'd previously held."

**End Recording**

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RPG Ghetto / Re: SPIDER IV - A NEW HOPE.
« on: April 05, 2011, 08:35:43 pm »
If you're confused, I had a name written down in my wallet.  Let me check here.

Wait, I'm still carrying this Hugo Boss thing from two years ago!?  That won't do.  That won't do at all.

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You fuckers.   :argh!:

I have enough asshattery that I can be held accountable for without being given someone else's.

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