A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2
You can get A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2 now at Gumroad
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst 123456
Results 151 to 167 of 167
  1. - Top - End - #151
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Ironsmith's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    US
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Shuttle]

    "Well, I know how you hate the pod, so we can just set up some flavorless gel for you." Miranda begins. "And that should take care of your grooming needs, unless they're radically different from those of us mortals. As for waste, well..." She scratches at the back of her head nervously. "Again, it'd be simpler if you could use the pod. Like I said, it covers most metabolic needs. But since you can't... you're not gonna like this..."

    And if Sekhmet didn't know what a catheter was before, she does now.
    Who're you? ...Don't matter.

    Want some rye? 'Course ya do!


    Here's to us.
    Who's like us?
    Damn few,
    and they're aaall dead.


    *gushes unintelligibly over our cat, Sunshine*

    [Nexus characters, grouped by setting:
    Ouroboros: here
    Maesda: here
    ]

  2. - Top - End - #152
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Shuttle
    Sekhmet definitely didn't like that explanation. But..."Uh, actually, that's not that bad. As long as I, uh, don't have to keep it in all the time." It beats any solution that engages her claustrophobia, and she doesn't really feel pain if she doesn't want to. "Can you, uh, explain the gel to me though?"
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  3. - Top - End - #153
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Ironsmith's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    US
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Shuttle]

    "You will. It's not something you want to reinstall every few hours." Miranda clears her throat. "...Anyway, yeah, the gel. It contains different types of nanites that do a bunch of things that are good for your body. Repairs cell damage, rehydrates, balances your microbiome, scrubs foreign contaminants, the like. It's the same stuff we use in the sleeping pods, only at a higher concentration." She smiles. "If it helps, think of it as a sort of all-in-one body wash."
    Who're you? ...Don't matter.

    Want some rye? 'Course ya do!


    Here's to us.
    Who's like us?
    Damn few,
    and they're aaall dead.


    *gushes unintelligibly over our cat, Sunshine*

    [Nexus characters, grouped by setting:
    Ouroboros: here
    Maesda: here
    ]

  4. - Top - End - #154
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Shuttle
    "I, uh, understood some of those words." Mostly just "rehydrate," "cell," "foreign contaminants," and "body wash." Sekhmet looks around. "Uh, I guess we should get moving so we can be back as soon as possible."
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  5. - Top - End - #155
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Ironsmith's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    US
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Shuttle]

    "Sounds good to me." Miranda smiles.

    And as soon as Sekhmet's ready to go, they're off into space.
    Last edited by Ironsmith; 2021-12-10 at 01:53 PM.

  6. - Top - End - #156
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Reinholdt's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In hiding. Always hiding.

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Abandoned Cabin]

    At the edge of the camp, there's one cabin that stands out. It's not particularly run down or anything, but no one appears to be living in it. At least no one who comes out during the day. Or night. But at night, there's a darkness surrounding it, and some have started to whisper of unsettling wails permeating the crisp air. Uneasy rumors have begun to spread amongst the children that the place is haunted.

    Dwarf children have been seen from time to time secreting away to the cabin with candy only to never return. Well, except for later the next day, but it's probably a fake dwarf that's been replaced by a skinwalker or something. Hard to say. Those haunted stories are dreadfully unclear and inconsistent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Gods, Reinholdt was right, a hundred percent right.
    Spoiler
    Show
    -Nyahahaha~
    Quote Originally Posted by Supagoof View Post
    Tale as old as thread
    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
    Quote Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

  7. - Top - End - #157
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Earl of Purple's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Garden of the Angles
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Abandoned Cabin

    Natalie has heard of the cabin, and is curious. So off she goes to investigate it. She's an eighteen-year-old girl, with black hair reaching down past her shoulders and green eyes. Her skin is tanned from spending a lot of time outside, and she's wearing a black skirt and a red hoody, with dark green wellies on her feet. She's also carrying a battered red rucksack.

    It's just after lunch when Natalie heads down to the cabin and knocks on the door, carrying a plate of cheddar and piccalilli sandwiches.
    Terrowin Avatar by HappyTurtle. Much thanks!

    I don't use the Registry; ask for a description if you don't know what my character looks like.

    Join us in the Nexus, down in Free Form Roleplaying!

  8. - Top - End - #158
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Reinholdt's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In hiding. Always hiding.

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Abandoned Cabin]

    After lunch? Why... that's barely spooky at all! There's so much light and everything seems just so normal. A little run down, maybe, but pretty normal.

    Well except maybe for the way the door creeks open upon Natalie knocking on it, like it wasn't even latched. And is ancient. Really the door just needs some oil on the hinges. Beyond the immediate door is a long, dark hall with a small filters of dusty light peeking out through the sides of drawn shades. The lightswitch doesn't work and attempting to use it will cause the bulb at the far end of the hallway to pop and break.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Gods, Reinholdt was right, a hundred percent right.
    Spoiler
    Show
    -Nyahahaha~
    Quote Originally Posted by Supagoof View Post
    Tale as old as thread
    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
    Quote Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

  9. - Top - End - #159
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Earl of Purple's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Garden of the Angles
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Abandoned Cabin

    Natalie frowns as the door creaks open, stepping inside. She tries the light, but it doesn't work, so she slips a hand into her pocket and pulls out some aviator sunglasses. She's not putting them on yet, because the door's behind her and there's still quite a bit of light, at least for now. She walks inside and calls out. "Hello? It's Natalie, from GLoG. Can anyone hear me?" She's going to advance down the hall to the nearest door, unless something stops her.
    Terrowin Avatar by HappyTurtle. Much thanks!

    I don't use the Registry; ask for a description if you don't know what my character looks like.

    Join us in the Nexus, down in Free Form Roleplaying!

  10. - Top - End - #160
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Reinholdt's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In hiding. Always hiding.

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Abandoned Cabin]

    If anyone's there, they don't appear to have replied in such a way that Natalie can hear them.

    The first door leads to what appears to be... a dusty daycare place. It looks like it used to be somewhere where kids gathered. Guessing by the toys and books and other discarded things, this room was for kids between the ages of six and eight. Roughly thereabouts. But... why did it stop getting used? There are surely kids around that match that age group. Something about this cabin must have warped it. Made it unwelcome.

    The same way a small book suddenly falls from a bookshelf beside the door and threatens to land upon Natalie. It's not a very heavy book, no serious harm can come to her from it, but it's not a paperback either and it might hurt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Gods, Reinholdt was right, a hundred percent right.
    Spoiler
    Show
    -Nyahahaha~
    Quote Originally Posted by Supagoof View Post
    Tale as old as thread
    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
    Quote Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

  11. - Top - End - #161
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Earl of Purple's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Garden of the Angles
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Abandoned Cabin

    Natalie's sure there's children that age about; perhaps some of Sakura's ever-growing brood. She's got children of most ages, Natalie thinks, not that she knows much about them- she's done a little volunteering in the childcare department, but not much, and mostly spent time with older children.

    Natalie peers around from the doorway when the book falls down and bounces off her head. She gasps in surprise, before leaning down and picking it up to flick through. Maybe something was trying to get her to read it, or maybe it's a coincidence.
    Terrowin Avatar by HappyTurtle. Much thanks!

    I don't use the Registry; ask for a description if you don't know what my character looks like.

    Join us in the Nexus, down in Free Form Roleplaying!

  12. - Top - End - #162
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Reinholdt's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In hiding. Always hiding.

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Abandoned Cabin]

    No... the book was definitely trying to hurt Natalie and scare her off. It thought she could still feel pain!

    Presumably. It's hard to tell. Most books don't have feelings, let alone motives.

    This particular book is Bridge to Terabithia, so there's plenty in there to read if Natalie wants to take the time to do so. But there's no secret photograph or underlined phrases outlined to make the venture of reading for information an expedient one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Gods, Reinholdt was right, a hundred percent right.
    Spoiler
    Show
    -Nyahahaha~
    Quote Originally Posted by Supagoof View Post
    Tale as old as thread
    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
    Quote Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

  13. - Top - End - #163
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Earl of Purple's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Garden of the Angles
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Abandoned Cabin

    Well, Natalie hasn't read the book (as Earl hasn't, either; he should, he's seen the end of the film) so she frowns a little at it and puts it down on a table, where it hopefully won't fall on her head again. She'll have another glance around the room, before leaving and going to the next door down. She'll open the door and stay outside a moment before walking through, to hopefully prevent a book falling on her head again.
    Terrowin Avatar by HappyTurtle. Much thanks!

    I don't use the Registry; ask for a description if you don't know what my character looks like.

    Join us in the Nexus, down in Free Form Roleplaying!

  14. - Top - End - #164
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Reinholdt's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In hiding. Always hiding.

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Abandoned Cabin]

    The book does not display any unique anti-gravity abilities that would be necessary to fall upon Natalie's head again and remains firmly planted upon the table.

    The next two rooms don't throw anything at Natalie. They each appear to be bedrooms of sorts. Someone must have lived here. But a thin layer of dust suggests no one's been here for at least a few months. The concerning thing is that each room Natalie checks is darker and darker still than the last. As if light itself were being sucked away into the recesses of the cabin.

    Until Natalie reaches the final door at the end of the hallway. A presence looms within, unpalpable and shaded, sequestered away from the brightness outside and filling the void with a gloom that emanates from the cracks in the frame. Something sinister and forbidden lay beyond this threshold.

    But also, if she opens the door she'll find it really dark inside. Which may pose a problem to her. Or maybe not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Gods, Reinholdt was right, a hundred percent right.
    Spoiler
    Show
    -Nyahahaha~
    Quote Originally Posted by Supagoof View Post
    Tale as old as thread
    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
    Quote Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

  15. - Top - End - #165
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Earl of Purple's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Garden of the Angles
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Abandoned Cabin

    Natalie did come prepared for dark. She'll stand in the doorway and put on the aviator's sunglasses she'd pulled out earlier. They give her the ability to see in the dark, though she's still wearing sunglasses indoors. And in the dark, even; it looks like it shouldn't work.
    Terrowin Avatar by HappyTurtle. Much thanks!

    I don't use the Registry; ask for a description if you don't know what my character looks like.

    Join us in the Nexus, down in Free Form Roleplaying!

  16. - Top - End - #166
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Reinholdt's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In hiding. Always hiding.

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    [Abandoned Cabin]

    Natalie will find a barren and hostile room, even more than the previous two that at least had some leftover furniture strewn about. The biggest difference is that following the wall from the door in the corner furthest from the light are two pools of void staring back at her from underneath a dark and tattered hood. The temperature in the room is noticeably lower and the shadow monster appears to be as inky as the darkness Natalie can now see through. Even if that hideous beast takes the form of an eleven year old humanoid.

    At least it hasn't eaten Natalie. Yet.

    Spoiler
    Show
    Last edited by Reinholdt; Yesterday at 03:08 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Gods, Reinholdt was right, a hundred percent right.
    Spoiler
    Show
    -Nyahahaha~
    Quote Originally Posted by Supagoof View Post
    Tale as old as thread
    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
    Quote Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

  17. - Top - End - #167
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Earl of Purple's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Garden of the Angles
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: GLoG 94: Good place to grow up

    Abandoned Cabin

    "Um... hello. I'm Natalie. Are you... OK?" Natalie's really hoping this creature is friendly, whatever it is. Like one of the ghosts everyone just ignores these days, rather than an eldritch horror from beyond space and/or time here to devour souls until it is sated, or something like that. Natalie might have a bit of an overactive imagination for this sort of thing.
    Terrowin Avatar by HappyTurtle. Much thanks!

    I don't use the Registry; ask for a description if you don't know what my character looks like.

    Join us in the Nexus, down in Free Form Roleplaying!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •