* Joins: Brian_GMD
<Rowan> hihi brian
<RavenWolf> uh oh... big one shows up!... hehe
<Brian_GMD> eeep :)
<Brian_GMD> evening folks
<Taluria> big man! yipe!
<sap[a]goo> Obtusitivity - did you post it to SO?
* sap[a]goo goes to read.
<sap[a]goo> oh - okay. goes to read there.
<sap[a]goo> later all. enjoy the chat.
<Taluria> you go away?
* sap[a]goo turns on logging and leaves.
<Brian_GMD> bye Sap
<sap[a]goo> yes. RL calls.
<Taluria> mmmkay... see ya
<Taluria> No pouting, Brian!
* s[i]dtheduck sneaks a peak from workstuffs
<RavenWolf> aww... we lost a good one there...
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Taluria> I am becoming my mother...
<RavenWolf> god it's great to finally have my IRC thingy working at college... at first I was like... MAN...
never going to get to enjoy this conversation... hehe
<jjason> that e-mails just chock full of plot Obs!
<RavenWolf> no kidding... lol
<RavenWolf> again surprised he didn't CC me on that one like he did the other ones... lol
<RavenWolf> although better late then never so they say...
<Dionysus> Hey.. if anyone here is willing to, at a late point answer a few questions for me about EE..
sorta to help me understand whats going on behidn the suammry pages (9 billion posts is a lto to catch up on), could ya PM
me? I have to run to dinner with a buddy, but would liek to have someone to ask so I can get in on Book 3
<Taluria> ack! my lighbulbs are buzzing again!
<Mapmaker> it's the HUM
<Dionysus> Thats not your lightbulbs, taluria.. thats teh ALIENS!
<Brian_GMD> I heard all that stuff as a kid too.
<Taluria> no, it's just the filaments vibrating from the heat
<RavenWolf> ah the HUM... it messes with your mind...
<Brian_GMD> Used scream in the jewelry section of department stores
<RavenWolf> i STILL hear all that stuff... lol
<Brian_GMD> I'm an old man now, Raven :)
<RavenWolf> drives me insane and makes me dependent on having music playing in the background whenever I
want to do anything... lol
* Mapmaker sets mode: +iMG
<RavenWolf> which is why that nifty BA inspirations CD has been doing just the trick ever since I received
<Mapmaker> wait what did I just do
<xnbomb> I'm not sure
* Mapmaker sets mode: -i
* RavenWolf waits for the world to explode
* Mapmaker sets mode: -G
<Dionysus> You modded us
* Mapmaker sets mode: -M
<Mapmaker> there we go
<imbrinohome> what's G?
<Rowan> i dont even know what +M is
<Mapmaker> G-rated apparently
<Mapmaker> +M is only registered nicks can talk
* Mapmaker sets mode: +v Brian_GMD
<Mapmaker> that's what I wanted to do
<xnbomb> hmm, i was invitation only
<Brooke> yeah, knew that one
<Taluria> hey, lina
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Taluria> I still need gloves... T_T
<Brian_GMD> I was lonely earlier in #stefline
<Brian_GMD> not many people in there
<Rowan> wonder why
<Brian_GMD> Stef Line is big in like Europe or something.
<RavenWolf> guess I'll have to find out when I go over there next semester... lol
<Taluria> hey, dante
<celina63> YO B-MAN
<Taluria> http://www.stevebrudniak.com/images/art/86.07a.jpg ew
<celina63> um, I mean, Hi Brian! :D
* Mapmaker changes topic to 'PM Chat! Please be quiet, or else we'll have to release the hounds | Book 2 Is Over:
http://www.schmeldritch.com/ | She lives! http://tinyurl.com/2durzf | Did you hear "The Scream"? -
http://www.bseeingu.com | WV5 pics - http://tinyurl.com/2axum9 & video - http://tinyurl.com/yu7hg2'
<Brian_GMD> evening :)
<celina63> RELEASE THE HOUUUUNDS
<Mapmaker> so like
<Mapmaker> please be relatively quiet once the Q & A begins
* Joins: Dee
* Mapmaker sets mode: +v Dee
* jjason bes quiet
* Obtusitivitool applauds
<Mapmaker> but I mean
<Mapmaker> feel free to say hi :-)
<Mapmaker> (hi Dee!)
<celina63> Hi Brooke... Welcome Dee!
<Dee> Hello all smiles
<RavenWolf> HELLO WORLD!!!!
<Brian_GMD> Evening Dee :)
<Taluria> he... nice to meetcha Dee
* Dee is now known as Guest40660
<Obtusitivitool> what the hell did you put in that chili?!?!
<celina63> Raven, have you been reading my code again?
<Guest40660> Evening Brian
* Obtusitivitool goes silent
* Joins: Carofeline
* Mapmaker sets mode: +v Carofeline
* Joins: MiguelD
* Mapmaker sets mode: +v MiguelD
<Guest40660> ok my nickname changed
<Taluria> Actors! nice
<Brian_GMD> ah, good :)
<Brooke> uhoh dee, someone must have already registered that nick, try
<celina63> yay actors!
* Carofeline waves
* Taluria waves to the actors
<celina63> Hi Carol, Miguel
* jjason applauds the actors
<dante> ya welcome
<Taluria> I'm missing Ghost Hunters for you ;)
* RavenWolf welcomes talented people of the world
<Carofeline> you guys have no idea how much i stalk you all ;)
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Brian_GMD> I think it is mutual, Caroline
<Mapmaker> it goes both ways, Caroline
<Taluria> you have no idea how much we stalked you
<Mapmaker> did you ever find your iPhone?
<Carofeline> no :(
* jjason doesn't feel half as bad about the stalking now
<Brian_GMD> anyone heard Gamer The Podcasting Episode #29?
<Brian_GMD> where Caroline tries to describe what an ARG is
<Brooke> Dee, type /nick Dee_W (or whatever you want to change it too)
<Mapmaker> I know sap started listening to them
<Brian_GMD> to LARPers?
<Obtusitivitool> LARPers have podcasts?
<Carofeline> we were the first
<Obtusitivitool> i thought they did all of that via lute and sing-song..
<Taluria> hush, Obs
<Carofeline> those are bards
<Mapmaker> hah, Obs, if Caroline wants me to boot you, I will ;-)
<Rowan> Dee might have left. She said she'd be right back tho
<Carofeline> or gamerthepodcasting.com
<Taluria> no one asked the peanut gallery, obsy
<Mapmaker> ok sweet
<JamesStone> yeah, Iistened to that
<celina63> mmm peanuts
<Mapmaker> so hi everyone!
<Taluria> I like peanuts
<Mapmaker> Here are our rules tonight
<Taluria> sorry, shutting up
<Brian_GMD> there's like 40 hours of fresh stal^K^K^K^K listening there
* Obtusitivitool patiently and respectfully listens intently. as he always does.
<Mapmaker> First off, I need to get the homophones problem down
<Mapmaker> and not write "Hear our our rules tonight"
<RavenWolf> fresh stalking ftw... hehe
<Mapmaker> please be quiet unless I call on you
<Mapmaker> if you have a question, you can message me
<Mapmaker> type /msg Mapmaker HI I HAVE A QUESTION ZOMG
<Brian_GMD> type /msg Mapmaker Holy Crap!
* Guest40660 is now known as dee_wv
<Brian_GMD> like that?
<Mapmaker> but I only have 5 at the moment so I think this will turn into a love-fest really quick ;-)
<Mapmaker> I guess I'll start off
<dee_wv> HI again
* celina63 watches Map get punted after getting 20 PMs all at once
<Mapmaker> Brian, explain H.C. for everyone ;-)
<Brian_GMD> no intros?
<Brian_GMD> everyone know who everyone is over there?
<Mapmaker> details, details
<Brian_GMD> HC = little boy
<Brian_GMD> one down, 100 to go!
<Mapmaker> so who is everyone
<jjason> wait a second... that acronym doesn't follow at all
<Brian_GMD> happy to do quick intros :)
<Brian_GMD> Brooke of course
<Brian_GMD> Carofeline = Caroline a/ka/ Bridget Buttermore
<Brooke> hi, nobody knows me here :)
<Brian_GMD> Miguel = Miguel a/k/a Mountain Boy Devon
* Carofeline waves
<dante> butterworth in da house!
<Brian_GMD> Dee_W is Dee who played one of the dreamers by the same name
<MiguelD> i met brian in a bar
<dee_wv> Hi I'm Dee
* Carofeline laughs
<Biff> what kind of bar?
<Brian_GMD> called Please Don't Tell
<Rowan> was he drinking a mint julep?
<MiguelD> total speakeasy - secret number to get in and everything
<Brian_GMD> secret entrance through a telephone booth in a hot dog joint
<RavenWolf> very nice... thought those went out of style with prohibition's end! hehe
<celina63> wait... Brian in a bar? SAY IT ISN"T TRUE
<dee_wv> Yeah can I go
<Brian_GMD> hot dogs never go out of style
<Mapmaker> go ahead, Dee
<Carofeline> NYC has some totally cool places like that
<Mapmaker> Well, that was one of our first questions
<Mapmaker> How did our find actor friends get discovered
<dee_wv> was that everyones intro?
<Mapmaker> er, fine actor friends
<Brian_GMD> yup, Dee
<Brian_GMD> they've stalked you already :)
<Biff> map made me do it
<Brian_GMD> Miguel is a filmmaker in NYC and a friend of another collaborator of
<dee_wv> Pleasantly so
<celina63> us? Stalk? NEVER
<Taluria> everyone gets stalked
<Brian_GMD> he mentioned in a bar over drinks that he was really into
<Brian_GMD> I asked him if he camped
<Brian_GMD> the rest is history
<RavenWolf> isn't that what facebook teaches everybody? how to stalk?! hehe
<Dav> al the time
<Brian_GMD> Caroline was trickier
<dante> nice camping picture btw miguel
<Brian_GMD> I had to ask Greg Agonstini if he could think of any LARPer actresses that
might foot the bill
<Brian_GMD> at Brooke's suggestion
<Brian_GMD> Caroline was his introduction
<s[i]dtheduck> Greg of PST?
<Carofeline> (greg agostini = one of the heads of PST productions)
<Brian_GMD> Dee is a dear friend of Tammy, the CFO of GMD
<Brian_GMD> yup, of PST
<Taluria> ... Greg seems nice
<Carofeline> greg rocks!
<Brian_GMD> and Dee has tons of experience in group dynamics
<Brian_GMD> J.D. drew the short straw in the office duty pool
<celina63> incestuous bunch, arentcha? :D
<Mapmaker> she's been to her share of festivals :-)
<Brian_GMD> and he's the General Manager here at GMD
<dee_wv> Awwwwww JD
<Biff> JD was a great sport
<Carofeline> JD was a great actor!
<Brian_GMD> he was the one that worried about your safety
<Mapmaker> "wait until Emmet comes!"
<Brian_GMD> "what do we do if bears attack?"
<MiguelD> climb a tree, by the way
<dee_wv> he was great
<Biff> did map tell about the bear speculation?
<Taluria> depends on the type of bear
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<dee_wv> outrun the other campers
<Mapmaker> go ahead Biff'
<Carofeline> bear schmear
<Biff> the "bear" talks was flying heavily
<Carofeline> that was on purpose to scare you guys
<Biff> Dee and JD were frequently talking about the loss of a tent
<Brian_GMD> I heard those WV bears are whimps
<Carofeline> they lie!
<Rowan> The bears were the least of my worries.
* Carofeline agrees
<Biff> we all came to the conclusion that they would be eaten overnight
<Biff> (in game)
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Biff> shredded tents, missing hidden
* Mapmaker wonders if I have the napkin I wrote it on
<Brian_GMD> Biff: Book Seven. All I got to say on that. Eldritch Errors: BEARS!
<Taluria> yeah, I was afraind they would "go missing" IG
<brooke> seven? i thought that was six
<Brian_GMD> yup, might be Brooke
<Mapmaker> "even money the campers outside get 'attacked by bears' with mysterious lack of
<MiguelD> see ya in alaska for that!
<jjason> It'll turn out Chorazos is a cult full of bears
<Mapmaker> so next question
<Mapmaker> comes from RavenWolf
<Mapmaker> the one you've been DYING to ask :-)
<RavenWolf> ah that one
<Carofeline> is it how much do I<3 you?
<Carofeline> sooooo much!
<Mapmaker> we've already hinted at part of it, but you can continue
<RavenWolf> So my good friends... I've heard a bit already of this from your most recent blog post...
<Taluria> finish yer sentence
* Obtusitivitool ages slowly
<RavenWolf> but regardless, I was wondering two things... How do you go about choosing the locations for
live events and (since I'm a theater/performance nut myself) how do you go about choosing people to play the characters
you've alreayd created? Seems complicated to find the right types of people
<RavenWolf> LONG one... hehe
<Mapmaker> we've sort of talked about the who
<Taluria> I forgive you then
<Mapmaker> what about the where
<Brian_GMD> well, in this case, WV suggested itself
<Brian_GMD> the NRQZ has been part of our universe plans since the initial
<Brian_GMD> thus Harrisonburg
<Brian_GMD> Brooke, you should tell the story of the cabin
<Brian_GMD> when your 6-week heart attack started
<Brian_GMD> or did she fall off?
<brooke> well, we knew wanted a cabin
<brooke> and had Mike looking for one
<brooke> but I got a *very* excited phone call one evening
<brooke> Production Asst guy of Awesomeness
<Brian_GMD> GMD asst producer Mike Ferraro
<Brian_GMD> a/k/a Cultist #5
<brooke> brian was rambling about a wilderness cabin
<brooke> and a train
<brooke> and it was all very confusing and exciting
<brooke> and then i woke up the next day to see we had rented it
<brooke> and i panicked
<Brian_GMD> it was just to wonderful creepy
<brooke> cause, you know, wilderness cabin on the top of a mountain with only one way
to get there - an old train
<Brian_GMD> and the caboose had already been rented or I would have used it to!
<brooke> yeah, i wanted the caboose - it would have made spying on them up in the
cabin soooo much easier ;)
<Rowan> i dont think our nerves could have handled you guys hiding in the caboose
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Brian_GMD> and on the acting part, Raven, that's worth a blog post or two from
Caroline and Miguel
<Brian_GMD> but on the where
<Brian_GMD> this time we picked a place and asked people to travel
<Brian_GMD> usually we pick a place where players already are
<Taluria> Alabama at some point I hope
<celina63> which is why nothing ever happens in San Diego :D
<Brian_GMD> fire > bears
<RavenWolf> hmm... thanks for that... makes me wonder what the future might hold... hehe *cough
<Mapmaker> I think (perhaps) forthcoming blog posts might help with this
<Mapmaker> but a question from sid:
<Mapmaker> How much backstory did the actors have or was most of it improv with JD being their "go
to" guy from GMD"? Did they read up on the outpost or were they given the backstory?
<Brian_GMD> Miguel and Caroline both COMPLETELY geeked out
<Brian_GMD> by the time we got up to the week of the event
<Dav> I dunno, I vote for SanFran myself. XD
<Brian_GMD> Brooke and I were saying things like, "Let's see what Caroline thinks
Bridget would think about that."
<Brian_GMD> with no hesitation
<Brian_GMD> Dee and J.D. we went easier on
<Brian_GMD> they were more about keeping conversation and survival going
<Brian_GMD> with only a couple of more critical scenes
<brooke> i'm still not sure why you were so intent on the survival
<Brian_GMD> so you actually got to know the real J.D. and Dee better than you did the
real Caroline or Miguel
* Carofeline admits to being a huge geek
<Rowan> I think Dee more than handled the conversation aspect :)
<Mapmaker> I kind of like surviving
<Biff> survival horror
<Dav> survival horror... you mean Doom?
<jjason> Having the players die would be very immersive
<Brian_GMD> been there, done that
<Biff> resident evil actually
<Mapmaker> thanks, jason
<Dav> RE as well
<jjason> What? I'm just saying
<Brian_GMD> THAT'S Book Seven
<Mapmaker> what do you guys think of your roles, Caroline & Miguel?
<Brian_GMD> I remember that now
<Mapmaker> how do you enjoy them?
<Dav> Book 7: Cthulhu get summoned and the world explodes
<Carofeline> I really enjoy playing all kids of characters, but BA is very special to
<Carofeline> She has a sense of power and at the same time total discomfort that is a
fun challenge to play
<dante> any backstory that you didn't get to use?? hrm?
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Carofeline> oh totally
<Mapmaker> haha, I dunno oif they can tell us, Dante
<Carofeline> but that's for another day
<Brian_GMD> no tricking the new people, Dante :)
<dante> hush Map
<Mapmaker> oh er yeah
<Carofeline> actually, Map got more of my backstory than anyone else
<MiguelD> DC is such a wreck that i felt very troubled playing him, biut it was a
<MiguelD> I've really enjoyed reading the whole story - both before and after the
<Brian_GMD> they were all fearless
<Mapmaker> shifting gears to storytelling
<Mapmaker> I have Raven's next question ready to paste, so I'll just do that :-)
<Mapmaker> How do you guys decide when it's time to reveal things? Is there even a process involved or is it
just one of those things where you just feel like it's appropriate to throw out a few more pieces for the hungry masses to
chew on and as a result you throw out a few more bits of meat that you've been holding on to until X day occurs or is it
more dependent on how quickly we as the players "solve" what you've already given us?
* Mapmaker presumes that didn't all go through
<brooke> i got to "already given us?"
<RavenWolf> oh it did
<Mapmaker> oh, it did, excellent
<Brian_GMD> this one was alot more tightly structured
<Brian_GMD> the activities of each week
<Brian_GMD> to make sure there was a more constant "something to do, more
<Brian_GMD> sometimes people make interesting choices, that opens up opportunities to
tell other stories
<Taluria> not me
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Brian_GMD> everyone does
<Brian_GMD> so it isn't quite like throwing meat to the masses
<celina63> haha... "interesting" choices
<Brian_GMD> alot more like improving with a team of people
<Brian_GMD> some of which haven't been told the twists coming up
<Brian_GMD> some of which have
<Mapmaker> Rowan was curious whether we did anything outside the "flowchart" - to that end, can
you guys talk about some of the choices we've made? or avoided?
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Brian_GMD> well the Book One example was always making BA stare at the unthinkable in
the dream by abducting her
<MiguelD> Everything is going according to their evil plans
<Brian_GMD> this time there were a few
<Brian_GMD> the investigators physically holding DC on the train while BA ran
<Carofeline> that was awesome, btw
<Rowan> she told us to!
<Biff> Rowan road block
<Brian_GMD> the way people sympathize with different characters
<dee_wv> yes Rowan it was
<Brian_GMD> Kona surprised me TONS
<Brian_GMD> with her email to Peter
<Biff> I wouldn't let Dee leave without a hug
<dee_wv> hugs back
<Biff> did we see that letter?
<Brian_GMD> "Have you heard from Art? Last seen on a rented ATV with a gun. Any
info? Thanks -- Kona. squeek!"
<Taluria> that our mouse
<Brian_GMD> to be honest, didn't intend you to really talk to Peter this
<Biff> that smug bastard
<Brian_GMD> his account was part of the way I thought you would track down
<Carofeline> we had SO much fun listening to the emails coming in
* Carofeline points to Obs
<Brian_GMD> once everyone started emailing Peter, I had Andy set me up an account so I
could respond :)
<Carofeline> LMAO (ps eat shit)
<Brian_GMD> so there was an example of where you gave you more because you pushed in
<dante> that's our Obs
<Brian_GMD> whatever the protagonist chooses must feel like the right choice in the
<Mapmaker> speaking of Obs
<celina63> you should see how Obs talks to *us* ":D
* Obtusitivitool is just fucking awesome, and you all know that. i know 'cus i fucking told you.
<Brian_GMD> even if it is an unexpected route to the end
* jjason knows it
<Brian_GMD> hey, Tonamel
<Taluria> hushit Obs
<Mapmaker> Obs just found his email from Art in his spam folder
<dee_wv> Hi Tonamel
<Obtusitivitool> yeah. that was awkward.
<Mapmaker> is there an issue (Biff wonders) with a single point of failure there?
* Carofeline hugs Ian!
<Obtusitivitool> it's been an awkward couple weeks i spose.
<Brian_GMD> there was a similar problem with James Stone
<Brian_GMD> where mails to his Yahoo acount bounced back
* Biff whistles
<Brian_GMD> and the bounces happily eaten by my own spam filter
<Brian_GMD> those were the most "impromtu" channels
<JamesStone> I was almost sick when that happened
<brooke> i think that looking at it as a "single point of failure" isn't
the right way to look at it
<Brian_GMD> part of the "Forsythe happens online instead of in person"
grafted back onto "does DC get kidnapped"
<Rowan> poor DC :(
<Rowan> you guys did scare the shit out of me tho when i opened the door
<Brian_GMD> can I tell you a story, Rowan?
<brooke> it might be a momentary "pause" but if the information is
important, it will manifest itself in other ways
<Brian_GMD> so that was J.D. driving
<Brian_GMD> that was me pulling Miguel around
<Brian_GMD> by the time we got him in the car
<Brian_GMD> and J.D. was driving off
<Brian_GMD> J.D. goes, "She saw me. My mask was down. We're
<Dav> guess not
<Mapmaker> yeah, that didn't happen
<Brian_GMD> we were brainstorming "J.D. was secretly with Forsythe" on the
<Rowan> you guys were too far away in the dark. i could barely see anything
<Brian_GMD> while tailed by an unmarked white van
<Brian_GMD> we thought it was the police tailing us
<Biff> now *that* would have been an interesing challenge
<Carofeline> omg, brian's poor dinner
<Brian_GMD> when we turned off to Snowshoe, they turned too
<Brian_GMD> J.D. freaked
<Brian_GMD> "Your call, Clark, it's either the players or the police, what do we
<Brian_GMD> the van sped around us up the hill
<Brian_GMD> and I asked J.D. to pull over so I could puke
<Brian_GMD> I thought of it as Providence's Revenge
<Mapmaker> that's _great_
<Mapmaker> that makes me feel good inside
<Mapmaker> and did you like our reenactment?
<Brian_GMD> so we were pleased you didn't see who it was :)
<Tonamel> So my stomach was in good company ;)
<Brian_GMD> LOVED IT
<missphinx> It makes me feel good that we didn't actually call the police :)
<dee_wv> that was Funny
<Brian_GMD> but I love the Bring Pie note best of all
<Brian_GMD> you called UNCLE!
<Rowan> i made that while waiting for the boys to come back
<Brian_GMD> break in and kidnapped you would have been so fun
<Brian_GMD> but when I had the team of 8 there and we saw that note
<Brian_GMD> we just tiptoed away and let you sleep
<Mapmaker> maybe initially
<Rowan> see - we would have loved to have talked :)
<celina63> Best. Note. Evar.
<Rowan> just no more kidnapping :)
<Mapmaker> but hatchetman would have taken you down a few steps
<dee_wv> go Hatchetman!!!
<Mapmaker> I stick by what I wrote :-)
<Brian_GMD> I keep thinking of the random people Obs was talking to on that damn pay
<Brian_GMD> giving them cryptic messages
<Brian_GMD> about walkie talkies
<Brian_GMD> and Sentries
<brooke> can you imagine getting a call from obs?
<Carofeline> that is SO funny
<Rowan> i hated the payphone. it charged varin $26 for a one minute call
<dante> so what about those communication channels??
<Taluria> I got one guy who goes. "Uhhhh This is a payphone."
<brooke> i heard some of the marie calls
<Brian_GMD> ouch :(
<Brian_GMD> sorry about that, our research didn't us tell us that
<Taluria> Thank you captain obvious!
<Brian_GMD> on the ground surprise for all of us
<Carofeline> yeah, just as a point to back up the campers here: the payphone was
<Rowan> we had all brought quarters - but the quarters didnt work outside of the local area
<Biff> we met some interesting folks at that payphone
<Biff> all hated it
<Brian_GMD> had to be WV quarters?
* s[i]dtheduck hates that stupid payphone and stupid non-local numbers too
<Mapmaker> so apparently Taluria has a question, but I don't know what it is
<Taluria> I was wondering, are y'all still checking the PMs of dead characters and voicemails often?
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Brian_GMD> voicemails yeah
* Taluria flushes
<Brian_GMD> we don't log into dead characters
<Carofeline> if they signed into dead chars people would freak
<Brian_GMD> for fear of the ZOMG ZOMBIE MARIE LOGGED IN!
<Carofeline> "omg kevin is alllive!"
<brooke> i'd love to check in on marie's - mainly so i could have a record of what
all was said way back when
<Taluria> lot of rantage there
<Mapmaker> yeah if I saw Mkaos down there I'd be sad :-/
<s[i]dtheduck> heh, that did happen once though ;)
<brooke> but yeah, no logging in
<brooke> did it?
<Taluria> good... I think I need that for personal venting
<Brian_GMD> good! :)
<Brian_GMD> we like the ghost of Marie!
* s[i]dtheduck whistles and looks sideways at dante :)
<celina63> Ghost Of Marie is the name of my new band
<Brian_GMD> nice :)
<Mapmaker> so celina
<Mapmaker> you were proposing something
<celina63> I was
<Brian_GMD> mine is Holy Crap!
<Mapmaker> would you like to do so officially?
<celina63> I was wondering how difficult it was to rent that cabin, and./or caboose
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Brian_GMD> pretty easy
<Brian_GMD> ring 'em up, give a credit card
<celina63> because I wasn't really jealous of the folks heading up there... until I saw pics of the
<Brian_GMD> the company house was $125 a night
<celina63> and thought "This would be a badass place for a post-game party
* Obtusitivitool got distracted and totally missed the opportunity to appreciate the appreciation for my a.)
awesome emails, and b.) awesome phone savvy.
<Brian_GMD> the wilderness cabin was $44 a night
* Obtusitivitool is sad.
<Brian_GMD> and the train tickets were $19.50 a piece
<Brian_GMD> that left us budget for pie
<Taluria> no pouting, Obs
<Rowan> but you didnt bring pie
<Brian_GMD> which were baked in Pocahontas County
<celina63> that's like CHEAP compared ot other events
<Brian_GMD> and picked up at a strange crossroad
<Rowan> oh wait - you did. they just got smooshed :)
<Biff> they got unsmooshed too
* celina63 plans ARGFEST: NRQZ
<Brian_GMD> I heard they were still tasty :)
<Dav> I like it celina
<dee_wv> Biff fixed them
<brooke> omg celina!
<Brian_GMD> so yeah, that was very affordable and gorgeous
<brooke> are you trying to send all of argdom into shock
<Brian_GMD> and equally inconvienent for everyone
<celina63> it would ROCK
* Biff would go again in a second
<celina63> ok, MINI ARGFEST: NRQZ
<brooke> i can't imagine all the shaking that would be going on as people couldn't
connect to the internet
<Brian_GMD> Biff did pie origami I hear
<Brian_GMD> Snowshoe had Internets
<Brian_GMD> and was creepy like The Shining
<Brian_GMD> designed for like 40,000 people
<rose> oh man that I would love to plan.
<celina63> "I has the intarwebs withdrawlz"
<Brian_GMD> and there were 5 of us there
<dee_wv> I LOVED IT
<rose> Snowshoe is great
<Biff> it is
<Brian_GMD> was so sorry some of you could make it, and we thought you :)
<brooke> yeah, snowshoe was very surreal with just us there
<Mapmaker> Ian and I were wandering Cass after the kidnapping looking for you
<Biff> we could see silver creek from the train, too
<Mapmaker> you probably wouldn't have wanted to meet us then
<Rowan> Ian had on his ninja outfit
<Brian_GMD> did you see that cool train left in the woods?
<dee_wv> no way
<Brian_GMD> near all the burnt out ruined buildings?
<Tonamel> The rusted out one?
<Brian_GMD> it would have been like Mortal Combat
<Brian_GMD> Miguel secretly has a second pair of arms
<MiguelD> I just need to remember the button combination
<JamesStone> "Finish Him"
<RavenWolf> yeah like me.. :-)
<Brian_GMD> sorry for how intense that was for you guys
<rose> yeah and the paper didn't run my ads the right week either ;)
<RavenWolf> family got in the way of my enjoyment of your event...
<Taluria> Raven has four arms?
<Mapmaker> so that's all the questions anyone got to me
<Brian_GMD> Cass was freaking creepy that night
<Brian_GMD> wow, I gots tons
<Brian_GMD> mute us and unmute everyone else!
<Mapmaker> I was just about to ask
<Biff> for Miguel
<Mapmaker> ok, so Biff first then Brian
* celina63 blames the lack of teleportation for her non-participation
<Biff> speaking of Kevin.....
<rose> oh wait am i muted?
<Biff> no rose
* Carofeline agrees with celina
<celina63> or, private jet :D
<Biff> can you speak to the "Kevin" conundrum in the cabin?
<Mapmaker> or whether there was one, I guess?
<Brian_GMD> NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!
<Dav> *IS HAPPY*
* s[i]dtheduck brings in "the comfy chair"
<Brian_GMD> Sounds like Kevin had been at prior Atlanta Chorazos events.
<Obtusitivi[tacos]> Kevin?! i thought you said "Blevin"...
<missphinx> Kevin, the party animal, was many places.
<Brian_GMD> oh, wait, that was Thorazos
<brooke> or was devon confusing charlotte and atlanta?
<Brian_GMD> you mean charlotteville?
<Brian_GMD> or charlotte?
<Carofeline> Devon, a confused guy? Whaa?
<Mapmaker> Kevin, Devon ... BA, DC ... St Feline, SpukFerngern
<MiguelD> I was noticing that Kevin was a big part of the weekend's
<Mapmaker> what is it with you guys and the confusing names
<rose> isn't Kevin dead?
<Taluria> yes :(
<MiguelD> and wanted to bring my prior relaionshoip with him up for that
<Brian_GMD> Book Three: Attack of FE on GH in the IJ!
<Brian_GMD> Can BA and DC defend SO and UF?
<Obtusitivi[tacos]> subtitle: OMFG
<MiguelD> but as far as the chronology of thing's that have happenned, Devon can
barely tell one thing from another
<Biff> add to that the sapagoo factor
<Mapmaker> yeah, he's kind of a messed-up kid
<missphinx> He has a good heart, though. I think. Maybe.
<Carofeline> I was a little surprised that no one had picked up on the attraction in
the BA/Kevin relationship before that...
<Biff> no making excuses map
<Taluria> I did... I was ignopring it
<Brian_GMD> LOL :)
<Carofeline> I mean, just reading his posts and her CL's, I knew that there was a
<Obtusitivi[tacos]> i think initially, everyone had assumed that BA looked like my mom, but less
<Taluria> and she insulted his boots
<Brian_GMD> which brings up my first question
<jjason> and he made her cry
<Brian_GMD> one of my big curious points about the end of book 2
<rose> isn't that why he went to visit her?
<jjason> doesn't really seem like the foundation of romance
<Mapmaker> you have much to learn, jason
<Taluria> let Brian finish please
<missphinx> I think we did notice, but were too polite to point it out in public :)
<Brian_GMD> At the end of Book 2, does Book 1 seem to make more sense? Do you feel like
as many questions got answered as new ones to ask?
* Mapmaker realizes he has no idea how old Jason is
<Taluria> no, but I'm still a bit ill
* celina63 needs to go back and re-read it all
<Biff> some, yes
<Taluria> I mean yes to the first ;)
<Dav> yes, a good part of Book 1 makes more sense
<rose> I don't even remember the old questions
<dante> hrm, what got answered? thinking...
<Biff> some, no
<xnbomb> as a lurker, I can say that book 2 sheds much light on book 1
<s[i]dtheduck> yes, more points are clicking, but there are still alot of questions still looming :)
<Dav> Who's BA and who's BC?
<Dav> that was a common question
<Biff> and cats
<Dav> in B1
<RavenWolf> book 1 makes a lot sense now... you did a good job there
<jjason> I'd say yes
<Brian_GMD> we're hoping the overall series feels like russian nested
<dante> the dreamscape still makes NO sense, though
<celina63> I just had so much going on at the end of Book 1 and all through Book 2...
<Mapmaker> the dreamscape makes a little sense
<Brian_GMD> but we're still learning the ropes on how much to give in answers each
round to feel satisfying
<Mapmaker> it happens, y'know, in dreams
<dante> c'mon Emmet? no.
<Carofeline> I was SHOCKED that no one grilled me on the dreamscape
<missphinx> I think we learned a lot in 2 about 1 and beyond 1
<Carofeline> I mean, I had it down! to the color of the carpeting and wallpaper!
<RavenWolf> well the dreamscape is something I'M tryign to decipher with my own derams... hehe
<Carofeline> I was ready to draw a map
<Mapmaker> something I regret in retrospect
<jjason> What color is the carpet?
<Biff> green and muave?
<dante> damn damn damn
* varin sneaks in
<Rowan> oh, i do have a question for caroline when brian's done.
<Mapmaker> we felt like bad ARGers up there
<celina63> Q for Brian?
<Dav> I WOULD HAVE GRILLED YOU ON THE DREAMSCAPE BA XD
<Mapmaker> that we weren't asking the right questions
<Brian_GMD> you just saved good stuff for the next meeting :)
<rose> the dreamscape wasn't a happy place for us I think ;)
* Carofeline hugs varin
<Mapmaker> yeah, I gotta get my plane tickets in order
<dee_wv> Hi Varin
<Mapmaker> so you know, let drop where it is
<varin> hi :)
<Brian_GMD> that answers my question
<Brian_GMD> still some lingering questions
<celina63> Brian, will the MUD make a comeback?
<Brian_GMD> but different questions than before
<Brian_GMD> yes, more MUD when more Chorazos :)
<jjason> I have a sort of random question
<Mapmaker> and maybe an MMO?
<Biff> can you rescue strifey's maze?
<Mapmaker> hold up jason
* jjason holds up
<Brian_GMD> Biff: yes, Map: maybe
* s[i]dtheduck digs on the SO server for strifey's maze
<Dav> MMO IN DREAMSCAPE
<Mapmaker> Rowan first
<Rowan> Caroline: I wanna know, did you wait for us all to be dead asleep before you started screaming like
* brooke dreams
<Carofeline> Oh hell yeah
<Biff> you suck
<celina63> hey, I wasn't there
<Carofeline> Actually, it was REALLY hard to do that
<Mapmaker> I agree
* celina63 makes joke
<Carofeline> I felt HORRIBLE
<Biff> we all really knew it was coming
<Carofeline> I was sitting there, feeling terrible, knowing I was about to scare the
wits out of all of you
<RavenWolf> lol if I was there you would've never had your chance... I probably would've been waiting for
something to happen the entire evening and "fake-sleeping" hehe
<MiguelD> It sounded really cool, for what it's worth
<Biff> but it was soooo hard to stay awake
<Biff> oh yes, excellent screamage
<Carofeline> But I also knew that if I didn't scare you guys, it would kinda be a
<Carofeline> I actually was on the very verge of doing it like 3 different
<Brian_GMD> we heard the screaming 7 miles away
<Mapmaker> well, you did a good job
<dee_wv> I heard there was more than one scream
<Rowan> you definitley suceeded in scaring us :)
<Tonamel> There was COMMITMENT in that scream.
<Carofeline> but each time, someone would shift or move or something
<Carofeline> well, you guys helped a lot!
<Carofeline> for the record: once I started screaming, everyone else joined
<dee_wv> Sorry Tonamel :(
<Carofeline> The difference was, I was acting...
<celina63> and varin busts her head
<brooke> next time brian, we're getting the caboose so we can watch
<Tonamel> Hehe. I'm better now!
<Carofeline> I felt so bad
<dee_wv> sorry Varin :(
<Brian_GMD> I'm so sorry I missed that
<Mapmaker> next time, Brooke, I'll know that and be hatcheting you
<Carofeline> especially after Ian was so shicked
<Brian_GMD> poor Ian
* Obtusitivi[tacos] sneaks off to pick up food
<varin> oh I was fine... I bump my head all the time
<Brian_GMD> and ouchie Varin. Top bunks = the debil
<Carofeline> NOTHING gets michelle down, EVER
<Brian_GMD> but I heard the outhouse was the real eldritch horror
<dee_wv> I so Loved it all oooops I mean..........
<Rowan> going to the outhouse after the scream - i kept waiting for somethign to come out of the woods and
<Brian_GMD> or out of the hole?
<Carofeline> You were brave as all hell though!
<Carofeline> she marched out there like she owned the woods, man
<dee_wv> You all were the GREATEST ever
<Tonamel> I kept expecting Bad Guys to come pouring out of the Ghost Path
<Brian_GMD> oh, if that weather had been better
<Biff> it was the headlamp
<Brian_GMD> we knew how to get to you
<Rowan> the headlamp rocked
<Brian_GMD> just whether we would strand ourselves in the outback in the process was
<Mapmaker> now that would have been funny
<varin> see... I didn't *want* to see what was in the outhouse so I went without hte headlamp
<Brian_GMD> in the Alamo Rent-a-SUVs
<Mapmaker> jjason - you said you had a question?
<dee_wv> try to keep a skiet up out of it
<jjason> I have forgotten
<Rowan> your poor skirt
<Rowan> aww, sorry jason :(
<Mapmaker> aww, yeah, poor skirt
<Brian_GMD> so I had another topic
<dee_wv> giggle rough terrain
<Mapmaker> yes Brian?
<Brian_GMD> Brooke and I work from the assumption that, besides Howard, it is an
extremely rare thing for a character to visit the Outpost.
<Taluria> ack! dogs barking!
<Brian_GMD> And you'd know when they did (ala Exu)
<Mapmaker> yeah, especially after you killed 'em off and all
<dante> rare for Howard too
<rose> is everyone else dead?
<Brian_GMD> How much does the ambiguity of "people could be reading the
Outpost" get in the way of the quality of your gameplay experience?
<rose> there were some other survivors Art?
* s[i]dtheduck doesn't even check guest IPs anymore :P
* dante does
<Brian_GMD> and how could make that easier if it is a problem without feeling like you
have to wall off the Outpost from Google.
<varin> it's something that's always in the back of my mind
<Taluria> mine too
<Brian_GMD> because we're now 50% of all links about Chorazos in Google, and I'm
shooting for 66%
<rose> wall off from google?
* Biff doesn't worry about it
<dante> well, do you mean like our debates whether Peter and his evil minons might be reading SO? oh you
mean real world
<rose> I don't worry about it being read.
<Brian_GMD> Dante, in game more than that
* s[i]dtheduck would love the challenge to wall off google
<Rowan> i think people sorta think about it in the back of their minds, but for the most part ignore it
<jjason> I wouldn't say that it gets in the way of the gameplay
<missphinx> I assume people read forums.
<Brian_GMD> "Peter could just google up and see we are talking about
<jjason> But I am usually aware that our enemies might be monitoring us
<Tonamel> I think that if discussions on the Outpost started having negative repercussions, they'd just move
<Rowan> the only stuff that has been taken over to UF was the few emails from Peter
<Rowan> when he 'threatened' the campers
<missphinx> robots.txt, friends :)
<Biff> and Rowan
<Brian_GMD> that's why I wanted to hear discussion
<Brian_GMD> oh, I like it in the search engines
<Brian_GMD> I just notice stuff isn't really going on in UF
<Brian_GMD> but continues to go on robustly at SO
<missphinx> I like that new people find us and want to join in.
<dante> it is a little weird, i think.. at times
<Brian_GMD> even though doubts are expressed about who might be reading
<Dav> because it's easier to have all the knowledge in 1 place
<Tonamel> Expressed, but largely ignored
<JamesStone> I like to think about what goes through peoples heads when they hit SO for the first time
<Taluria> like that for-real cult guy? *shudders*
<Dav> I often forget to check UF for a long period of time
<RavenWolf> I always have that thought in my head sometimes... makes me wonder whether I should say
things... but it doesn't impede I don't think...
<s[i]dtheduck> spammity Venger
<dante> cheeziest evil pics evar
<Brian_GMD> okay, was just curious ... it is one of those questions Howard can't ask
<Mapmaker> honestly, evil cult and evil Peter will get me regardless
<Mapmaker> evil BA too
<Brian_GMD> like Evil Spock?
<Mapmaker> and evil zombie Marie
* Carofeline becomes zombie BA
<varin> and I'm already screwed since all the bad guys know where I live
<dante> yea BA needs to google SO once in a while.. that'd be good
* Carofeline is now known as ZombieBA
<Mapmaker> she's allergic to the intarwebs!
<Brian_GMD> Varin, I was more worried about the scarey locals in camo with scraggly
<Rowan> who was it that was saying on the train 'oh, they're talking about shotgun formations'?
<Biff> I have an hilarious recording of some locals on the train
<rose> they don't have to know where you live, they can just invite you to their place and you'll show up.
<ZombieBA> I'm actually very personally interested in how BA's interactions will
change with you guys in the upcoming Book
<Taluria> I doo have anothe question
<dante> we are interested too
<Taluria> - o +r
<Mapmaker> I don't want BA to kill me :-(
<varin> I wasn't worried about the locals. We had Providence.
<Biff> that was map rowan
<Rowan> that dog followed varin everywhere
* ZombieBA only wants to eat your brains Nick
<Brian_GMD> my hands stinked when I pet that dog, Varin
<Brian_GMD> and I like dogs
<Mapmaker> oh, in that case, fine
<varin> yeah, he was a little grubby
<Mapmaker> Providence was eerie
<Rowan> (the dog also scared me after the kidnapping)
<varin> but so was I after camping
<Mapmaker> so I guess I'll ask what everyone is wondering
<Brian_GMD> so any more questiosn? did we get off that easy?
<Mapmaker> when does Book III start?
<Taluria> I have one more! :(
<Brian_GMD> okay, I was thinking about the Book III question,let's close with taht
<catherFood> i'd ask about the next "challenge coin" exchange
<Brian_GMD> take last few before that
<celina63> I need to do better at creativity :(
<celina63> the "orlando cats" just wasn't as funny as I thought it would be
<Taluria> where is Bridget supposed to be from originally? or would that be telling?
<ZombieBA> Map knows
<ZombieBA> ask him
<Mapmaker> Bar Harbor
<Brian_GMD> Zombie knows :)
<Mapmaker> went to NYU
<celina63> oooo Bar Harbor
<Dav> I have a Question
<Mapmaker> majored in Musical Theater
<celina63> Stephen King, anyone?
<Dav> will there be a Challenge Coin for Book II?
<Brian_GMD> coins: info coming between Thanksgiving and Christmas
<Brian_GMD> they will exist
<Mapmaker> likes 1776 but not Wicked
<Dav> gotcha XD
<Dav> are they different from Book 1's coin
<Brian_GMD> we'll probably ask you to do something different to earn
<Brian_GMD> yes, totally different
* Biff dances
<Brian_GMD> still bronze
<Mapmaker> Dav had a question too
<Dav> I<3 my coin
<Dav> just asked
<Brian_GMD> like all participant coins
* catherFood has 1776 on VHS and sings along every July 4
<Mapmaker> I<3 my coins :-)
* s[i]dtheduck CAN'T SEND IN MORE ORIGAMI CATS!
<Brian_GMD> oh, gawd, no more puzzles!
<Taluria> I still have what I was going to send in for the first one
<s[i]dtheduck> mine was easy :P
<RavenWolf> my creativity will be much more interesting this time... hehe
<Brian_GMD> none of you have solved that pentagram of mathiness either
<RavenWolf> although I heard you enjoyed the amulet I sent... hehe
<Brian_GMD> Sid, yours was probably scaled to the difficulty needs of your intended
<ZombieBA> I couldn't believe it
<s[i]dtheduck> I started to, but it made my brain hurt
<Dav> I HAVENT THE TIME... or likely the skill XD
<ZombieBA> Brooke KILLED herself over that
<rose> pentagram of mathiness?
<Brian_GMD> a player submitted puzzle/CD :)
<catherFood> it's probably just flavortext, er, flavormath
<Brian_GMD> had like differential equations in them
<Biff> that was UQ
<Brian_GMD> made blood flow from my eyes
<dante> yes, all about 'flavor'
<Brian_GMD> unspeakable mathiness
* enaxor finally arrives for the fun
<rose> UQ is a very smart guy
<Biff> oh.. different game
<Brian_GMD> Biff gets a red circle.
<s[i]dtheduck> heheheh, I was just typing that, Biff
<Taluria> I have some EE-inspired drawings I need to post at some point...
<Brian_GMD> okay, Book 3
<Brian_GMD> can't tell you when it starts
<Brian_GMD> but you already know when it peaks
<Brian_GMD> and it will be longer than Book 2 and shorter than Book 1
<enaxor> on the west coast
<s[i]dtheduck> northwest coast ;)
<Brian_GMD> so that gives you a slide rule approximation
* Biff sends an inner God to GMD for a coin
<Mapmaker> somewhere near an airport
<Brian_GMD> I'll give you the the title too :)
<enaxor> for seattle sid and enaxOR
<Brian_GMD> Red Moon Rising
<catherFood> cthulhu works in luggage claim
<rose> February peaks.
* missphinx howls
<Rowan> that's unsettling
<enaxor> I like
<ZombieBA> Such a tease!
<Taluria> blood moon?
<RavenWolf> so I'll be in england when the peak occurs... fun
<rose> isn't there a song called that?
<rose> or is that Dead moon?
* Biff sings credence
<Mapmaker> I agree ZombieBA
<s[i]dtheduck> that Bad Moon Rising
<Brian_GMD> so we're still working out the rest of the details
<RavenWolf> oh well... that'll cut me out of the awesome part of the book...
<Mapmaker> tease tease tease
<varin> you just want CCR stuck in our head for months
<s[i]dtheduck> + 's
<Dav> loads Eldritch Errors summary
<rose> that is the one ;)
<Taluria> I dunno, it's anther name for a lunar eclipse
<Brian_GMD> but since the close of Book 1
<Dav> adds Red Moon Rising
<Brian_GMD> we've been firm in thinking about this first trilogy
<Brian_GMD> so I have a long list of things I'd like
<rose> so February is the peak?
<Brian_GMD> and if I get 75% of them in book 3 I'd be happy
<Brian_GMD> there is a lunar eclipse in February, Rose
<Brian_GMD> yup :)
<s[i]dtheduck> the 21st
<Rowan> right before my bday :)
<JamesStone> Attack the IRS day
<Brian_GMD> something we want to do are better to do right than fast
<Mapmaker> if we get another live event will you give us warning like you did this time?
<Brian_GMD> like damnit, I want a mental institution event in Long Beach
<Dav> I have to ask: Will Book 3 be running during early December?
<Rowan> (i loved that you gave us warning, so that i could jump in and say i was going)
* catherFood is prepared to dance naked in the backyard
<Brian_GMD> and there's really only one city that Howard should first meet you
<Brian_GMD> but in general
<dante> Bryce! I'm going to LB in a couple of weeks.. i'll check on him.
* xnbomb grins
<Brian_GMD> by the time we get to book 5 at the latest
<RavenWolf> hey as long as it runs at some point when I'm still in the USA... hehe
<Mapmaker> I could totally make it to Essex or Rockport or Lynn
<Brian_GMD> you should have met all the main characters
<Brian_GMD> in person
<ZombieBA> is building Miskatonic in the budget?
<Brian_GMD> not just in virtual
<Mapmaker> I know, Caroline!
<RavenWolf> very nice... hehe
<Mapmaker> get accredited so you can get miskatonic.edu
<Taluria> something in Alabama, Georgia, or Florida would be so cool
<Rowan> we already heard about the statue budget
<jjason> or Minnesota
<Dav> or Calif... hint hint XD
<Brian_GMD> so I know that is more of a "where does the series go from here"
<Dav> I was kinda hoping I'd get to meet Marie, since she was in SF
<Brian_GMD> but hopefully it satisifies the interest until we get past digesting our
<Rowan> zombie mimes of the dead sentries
<Mapmaker> there's always sploit
<dante> we're going to meet an Elder God? nice
<Mapmaker> no Marie, though
<varin> haha rowan
<Taluria> An Elder God lives on Obs head
<Dav> WE MEETING AN ELDER GOD?
<Brian_GMD> I've said since the beginning that I won't be satisfied with the
<Brian_GMD> until we do something like we did in WV
<rose> brian is the messenger of an elder od ;)
<dante> only he's a moppet in an E.T. shirt
<Brian_GMD> 3 day event
<ZombieBA> please tell me you guys are all reading Lovecraft like crazy
<rose> errr god
<Brian_GMD> but that's a way's down the road
<Brian_GMD> and extremely daring
* rose hates lovecraft
<Brian_GMD> but monsters suits + spelunking sounds fun
<Taluria> Kinda... I only read it in the middle of the day
* ZombieBA gasps
* Biff reads not lovecraft
<varin> I'd do it as long as the drive is less than 14 hours
* Dav has been reading Lovecraft since the end of the summer XD
<Rowan> i just picked up a bunch of books at the library last weekend, caroline
<ZombieBA> Reading the versions edited by S.T. Joshi make it MUCH more
* Biff flies to elder gods
<RavenWolf> lol lovecraft... hehe
<Mapmaker> I've tried to pick up used lovecraft books, but have had no luck in three different
<rose> maybe Brian is a harbinger...I get harbinger and messenger mixed up
<catherFood> i had read Lovecraft years ago, but did revisit a few books in the early months of this
<celina63> Sorry ZombieBA, gotta finish my Dresden books first :D
<RavenWolf> I'm just amused by how many great video game horrors are based on him... hehe
<Taluria> I've only been driving since the end of the summer, so I can't go far
<rose> but... I have made friend on a forum that is full of Lovecraft experts, does that count?
<Rowan> my problem is - i keep getting sleepy every time i read them
<Brian_GMD> it does, Rose :)
* Biff watches reanimator
<Brian_GMD> I just ordered $250 in books
<rose> hehe, thanks :)
<Brian_GMD> all of them Lovecraft letters collections
<missphinx> ye gods
<Taluria> I wisg I could do that!
<rose> that forum is great
<Dav> we're going to have to start collecting letters
<Brian_GMD> the letters he wrote are almost better than his fiction
<Dav> he's gonna send them all to us O_O
<Brian_GMD> Lovecraft would have been a hell of a science blogger
<Biff> waaaay before his time
<rose> to bad Lovecraft didn't have Craigslist available to him
<Brian_GMD> like just to geek out
<ZombieBA> If you're only gonna read a couple stories of Lovecraft's, I have
<ZombieBA> The Dunwich Horror
<Brian_GMD> but I saw a quote floating around about Nyalra
<Brian_GMD> in the SO forums
<Biff> what did you guys think of "spot the spook" and "no one in particular" pics?
<ZombieBA> At the Mountains of Madness
<Taluria> I was already looking at Lovecraft, because There are lots of references to him in the steampunk
forum I'm in
<Dav> Herbert West = MAJOR WIN
<Brian_GMD> and if you read his letters
<ZombieBA> and The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward
<Brian_GMD> you find out Nyarla was Tesla in his mind
<Brian_GMD> and his science shows in NYC
<rose> Brian: did anyone write back to him?
<Brian_GMD> that scared the public so
<missphinx> very good recommendations, zombie
<brooke> heh, biff, those were great
<rose> woo, I love Tesla. :)
<Brian_GMD> yes, he did alot of letter writing
<Brian_GMD> like 100,000 of letters
<Biff> tesla == nyarly?
<Brian_GMD> Biff, yup
<Brian_GMD> thus the electricity
<Brian_GMD> and the horrible show you must see
<Brian_GMD> that will take sleep away
<Mapmaker> oh goodie
<Brian_GMD> it was the original inspiration in his letters
<rose> man, Lovecraft would have been a major forum poster.
* Biff flails
<Brian_GMD> that he polished into a dark god
<Brian_GMD> indeed, Rose
<celina63> Guess that's why David Bowie was playing him :D
<Brian_GMD> until the internet came around
<rose> now, that i find fascinating
<Brian_GMD> people wrote letters :)
<Biff> give kona a run
* Taluria sighs
<rose> is there a biography of him that is good?
<Brian_GMD> none of our emails will survive
<Brian_GMD> and Harmen
<Biff> google archives the world!
* rose runs to the printer :)
<missphinx> I think more of our emails will survive than we know :)
<Brian_GMD> Joshi's is the best one
<ZombieBA> imho Joshi = best lovecraft scholar
<Mapmaker> I'm writing them on plastic bags
<Brian_GMD> LOL, sphinx
<rose> that I would read for sure.
<Brian_GMD> so, in general, better than book one but please make it better yet still?
* Dav is going to fail tomorrow because he spent all his homework time chatting to GMD
<rose> I have to go soon guys, but I wanted to say that I'm sorry I missed all the fun in WV, and I'm so
glad you guys had such an awesome time.
<Brian_GMD> we missed you too, Rose
<rose> brian: book one was good.
<Mapmaker> and make it soon, dammit
<Taluria> sleep well to those who are leaving
<Brian_GMD> I was just worried you had had an accident
<Biff> we missed you too rose
<missphinx> We're always raising the bar Brian, you, know that :)
<varin> yes, we did
<Rowan> i haven't been to many live events - but i cant imagine many topping the WV camping trip
<Dav> Book 2 was better tho
<Mapmaker> yeah, rose
<rose> aww. sorry.
<rose> I'm really really sorry about having you guys worry.
<Taluria> I wish I could've gone... I would've stolen Map's hatchet
<catherFood> it feeels like we're concluding the chat, for the sake of the logs?
<RavenWolf> I missed you guys a lot in WV too... was so sad...
<varin> nah, he had it duct taped to his hand
<Brian_GMD> sure, really appreciate the invite into the forbidden chat room!
<Biff> Brian: what did coachella teach you about events in low comms areas? :P
<ZombieBA> next time, the list should include a lot more liquid sanity
<Brian_GMD> heh heh, Biff
<Brian_GMD> that I must CONQUER THAT TEXTURE
<RavenWolf> and England will likely cut me out of the next live events... but it's all good... I'll still be
addicted from across the Atlantic!... hehe
<missphinx> ooo coachella
<Mapmaker> you can dream with a British accent
<Brian_GMD> Raven, England is not outside of our interests
<Rowan> brian's gonna keep doing it until he conquers it
<missphinx> Hook up with James Stone, RW
<brooke> ooo i wanna go to england!
<Brian_GMD> square peg ... go in round hole THIS TIME!
<rose> or he could learn to accept it
<Biff> show up on his door "REad your damn Yahoo mails!!!"
<RavenWolf> well throw it in your budget... hehe
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<rose> great job Brian :)
<RavenWolf> it is one of the area where the eclipse is visible from now! ;-)
<Brian_GMD> no, really appreciate all of you guys :)
<rose> all of you guys great job.
<Mapmaker> I proclaim the chat OFFICIALLY OVER. Let random nonsense resume!
<Brian_GMD> this is a team sport
* catherFood bangs the gong
<rose> did you see my thank you post in the paper?
<Taluria> Yay! nonsense!
<Mapmaker> but er, don't feel like you have to leave
<Brian_GMD> was that yours, Rose?
<dee_wv> Thank You Everyone!!!
<Brian_GMD> so sweat ... the paper thinks we are insane :)
<Biff> thanks all PMS!
<missphinx> thank YOU
* Dav jumps away to attempt to get his cursed Marine Bio homework done before it gets too late
* ZombieBA wonders if she is still allowed, or should leave?
<Mapmaker> thank you all!!
<Dav> THANK YOU EVERYBODY
<dante> thanks to you too
<Rowan> you guys are insane ;)
<Biff> and thanks to JD when you see him next
<Rowan> and thanks!
<missphinx> STAY, zombieBA!
<celina63> I LOVE YOU ALL
<rose> yes, they were meant to go in the weekend before, but the paper didnt' run them on time.
<Brian_GMD> they were worried the ASPCA were going to complain about our cat
<Rowan> yeah, tell jd we missed him here
<Mapmaker> stay BA!
<brooke> thank you guys!
<jjason> Who was it that put together the EE mood music CD?
<RavenWolf> me wonders if he'll ever get any of his work done now... hehe
<Brian_GMD> have a nice honeymoon, caroline!
<Tonamel> ZomBA, my favorites are Rats in the Walls and The Music of Erich Zann
<varin> yeah, thank JD for us... and tell him he was really creepy
<Mapmaker> jjason: Brooke
<celina63> you are of course all welcome to stay!
<s[i]dtheduck> thanks alot! I gotta run! See ya'll later. Thanks again!
* catherFood changes topic to 'PM gab session! Please be noisy! (we can still release the hounds_ | Book 2 Is
Over: http://www.schmeldritch.com/ | She lives! http://tinyurl.com/2durzf | Did you hear "The Scream"? -
http://www.bseeingu.com | WV5 pics - http://tinyurl.com/2axum9 & video - http://tinyurl.com/yu7hg2'
<enaxor> Thanks to all!
<brooke> well, brian did the EE one
<ZombieBA> Tonamel: those are GREAT
<Taluria> I feel icky
<brooke> i did the BA and Marie ones
<ZombieBA> esp rats in the walls
<RavenWolf> AND I LOVE THE BA ONE!!!
<jjason> I ask because I really want to know who track 15 is from
<RavenWolf> as you well know by now...
<Taluria> we known Raven...
<jjason> I can't find any information
<Biff> really? wow we didn't know that raven
<Brian_GMD> which disc, Jjason?
<jjason> disc 2 I think
* missphinx kicks Biff under the table
<catherFood> track 15? i think i downloaded only 13 mp3's
<Brian_GMD> calling up my ipod
<MiguelD> I have to split, but great work to all the players and PMs! This has
been a very fun experience!
<Brian_GMD> so how many tracks on disc 2?
<Mapmaker> see ya, Miguel
<Brian_GMD> so I count back from the end?
<missphinx> we'll see you on the other side
<celina63> :: ring ring ::: Hello, iPod?
<Mapmaker> oh! nice FF commercial!
<Rowan> bye miguel! it was great to talk to you again :)
<dante> thanks a lot miguel
<MiguelD> later, Nick
<varin> thanks MiguelD!
<Biff> bye miguel
<Biff> asn sorry
* celina63 waves buh bye
<dee_wv> Good night Miguel
<jjason> thanks for being DC
<MiguelD> see y'll round; and my pleasure!
<Rowan> sorry i held you back :)
<brooke> see ya miguel :)
<RavenWolf> night man!
<MiguelD> hey, good job, rowan! ciao, brooke!
* Quits: MiguelD
<celina63> a needle pulling thread
<Taluria> a note that follows so
<celina63> Hey Brian... do you remember when we went to the Imaginarium in SF during ARGFest?
<celina63> and I was all freaked out about an object that was left in my hotel room?
<dee_wv> Sweet Dreams all and thanks!!! :)
<Rowan> bye dee!
<celina63> I can't remember if I ever told you what it was (I was quizing Brian over whether it was a game
<Mapmaker> night Dee!!
<missphinx> goodnight dee :)
<Taluria> bye, Dee
<Brian_GMD> JJ: online playlist labeled of the EE discs
<ZombieBA> bye dee!
<Brian_GMD> it was?
<celina63> BYE DEE
<varin> bye Dee!
<Tonamel> g'night, Dee!
<Brian_GMD> what was it Celina?
<celina63> it was a key fob
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Tonamel> See you around Bloomington, perhaps!
<celina63> for a puzzle box prezzie I got for UF Sekrit Santa
<Brian_GMD> just like a random key fob?
<celina63> CATH put it in my room!
<Brian_GMD> Sekrit Santa
<dee_wv> There's more than corn...in Indiana...LOL
<Rowan> you guys and that weird song
<varin> seriously, that was one of the best moments
<celina63> after I found out what it was... I was SO BUMMED :D
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<Tonamel> I'm still wondering when the cat figurine snuck into my luggage
<Brian_GMD> the one made of cat?
<Brian_GMD> oh, I forgot to tell you guys
<varin> all the Hoosiers started singing it
* ZombieBA is now known as Caroline
<Brian_GMD> my favorite page on all of the Outpost?
<Brian_GMD> the funniest page in the whole dang site?
<dee_wv> it really was....and someone got a pic of my "scored" half a pickle giggle
<Brian_GMD> the deletion log in the wiki
<varin> I so wanted to swipe that pickle
<Brian_GMD> where map and sid are having an absolute ball
<Brian_GMD> documenting the spammers they nuke
<rose> I heart Sid and map.
<Mapmaker> I heart me too!
<celina63> Sid and Map = dabombsicles
<dee_wv> Good night all
<Mapmaker> sid seems ok ;)
<Taluria> I'm getting the awkwards :(
<Mapmaker> night Dee!
<varin> gnite Dee!
* Quits: dee_wv
<brooke> g'night dee :)
<Taluria> nighty-night, Dee
<Skaught> (skaught is really Mar_Vee and Skaught)
<brooke> man, dee's awesome
<Rowan> she was a riot at the cabin
<Skaught> same computer sittin at wataburger
<Brian_GMD> hey you two
<Skaught> hey brian, its good to talk to you (this is mar)
<celina63> haha, Brooke... I had a Lockjaw moment the other day
<Brian_GMD> been enjoying you antics
<Skaught> really? you've seen my work?
<celina63> reading a post about the WV Adventure, someone said "and then the screaming started..."
<Brian_GMD> in the boards ... not your professional antics :)
<brooke> best line evar
<Skaught> i know i know
<celina63> I sure hope I can be more involved this time
<Caroline> I enjoy everyone's antics
<Skaught> god, sometimes me and obs are just too awsome (still mar)
<celina63> I've had like the worst couple of months
<Caroline> reading the boards is a very enjoyable part of my day
<celina63> I'm not doing vacation anymore
<Rowan> you looked so miserable at the camp tho, caroline :)
<Brian_GMD> Celina, it's okay, we'll still be here :)
<Brian_GMD> marathon not sprint
<Caroline> i act
<Taluria> the board isn't big enought for their egos
<Skaught> its good to know that "god" is watching
<Mapmaker> poor BA
<Skaught> its not
* Caroline winks
<Skaught> its not big in any respect
<Caroline> wha? BA? sad?
<rose> yeah me too, the past few months have been tough.
<Brian_GMD> Caroline might be the only geekier person that I know than the ARGfest crew
<celina63> I can't express to you how you guys helped me through that unbelievable hard time when my
coworker was killed
<Mapmaker> preoccupied, perhaps
<Rowan> wow - thats really saying something
* Caroline is not ashamed
<Brian_GMD> so sorry the timing was so strange on that Celina
<celina63> Both the game and the players really helped
<Taluria> Oh, by the way, I'm not as stressed as I was last week
<Brian_GMD> coincidence can be so bizarre
<Skaught> glad we could lighten the load
<rose> who are you calling geeky? :)
<RavenWolf> lol... but she's amazing...
<rose> good to know Taluria. :)
<Taluria> I was such a spaz last week, sorry everyone
<Brian_GMD> Caroline was like "I want to tarot readings for random strangers for 2
hours to get into character"
<Skaught> does 700 comic books under my bead make me geeky?
<RavenWolf> OH just hit 150 for runthroughs on the BA cd!!!!
<Mapmaker> it's differently geeky
<Brian_GMD> no wait
<Brian_GMD> best story
<Caroline> That one lady on the train, I was afraid the players would think she was a
<Rowan> did you know how to do tarot before all of this?
<Brian_GMD> Caroline is a shameless promoter of her husband
<Taluria> we did for a bit
<Brian_GMD> so we go, he would totally work for this other role
<Caroline> yes, I actually almost took a job at a friend's occult shop reading
<Biff> for good reason
<Brian_GMD> so Caroline texts her husband: Do you want to play yoggy cult leader?
* Obtusitivi[tacos] just had one of the strangest taqueria experiences of his life..
<Brian_GMD> and he texts back: thought you'd never ask.
<Brian_GMD> like how much do you love the two of them :)
<rose> bye lovelies
<Skaught> you would never know it from my sexy facade but I read tarot :)
<rose> so great to see you :)
<Brian_GMD> night Rose
<Biff> bye rose
<dante> bye rose
<missphinx> bye rose
<jjason> night rose
<Caroline> bye rose!
<rose> bye see you soon :)
<Mapmaker> bye rose
<Taluria> sleep well rose
<enaxor> night rose
<rose> take care
<RavenWolf> i read tarot too
<Skaught> (still mar)
* Taluria hides behind a book
<Obstusitivity> stil mar?
<Brian_GMD> Mar again now
<Caroline> Actually, the story I told about the cards being passed down in my family
<Brian_GMD> nope not any longer
<Skaught> same comp at whataburger
<Brian_GMD> Mar again!
<Caroline> my cards used to be my grandmother's
<Rowan> that's cool :)
* Biff kicks tonamel
* celina63 is going to relearn to play guitar this Spring :D
<missphinx> wow. very nice
<RavenWolf> and I have the same deck...
* RavenWolf cues twilight zone music
<Caroline> I love that deck
<Skaught> Brian, I'm glad you like me, It's like getting into heaven
<Tonamel> We really do have the same deck, in the same box
<RavenWolf> it's amazing... and it actually works if you know what you're doing...
<Caroline> it's full of such classic occult symbolism
<RavenWolf> so do i...
<Biff> we were snarking on the Tarot deck
<enaxor> I hope noone asked this already, but Brian, how did you find Caroline?
<Taluria> I had soup! I'm not shivery anymore! yay!
<enaxor> she's perfect
<celina63> my favorite thing about tarot... that Death doesn't always mean "death", but change
<RavenWolf> common misconception which is why I like the card so much... i get to explain it to people...
<celina63> which is rather.. hopeful :)
<Caroline> my personal favorite car
* Rowan sticks to runes
<Biff> and Ian: I am so sorry about the "move" when I was taping :/
<Skaught> Hey Caroline, I read kingdom of nothing
<RavenWolf> the look on people's faces is always like... "OMG I'M GOING TO DIE!!!"
<Caroline> gah, sorry, cat attacking keyboard
* celina63 also thinks it would be cool if Book 3 started on my favorite day of the year - Winter Solstice :)
<Brian_GMD> Enaxor: referred by Greg of PST Productions
<RavenWolf> and i'm like... not exactly... hehe
<Brian_GMD> in a perfect type casting
<Caroline> skaught: what'd you think?
<Taluria> I stay out of that stuff
<xnbomb> well, we are such a literal culture
<RavenWolf> yeah i know... we're good at being literal in that sense...
<Tonamel> I don't remember that, so I guess you're forgiven?
<Skaught> (this is mar) being a fan of the world of darkness I loved it
<enaxor> great casting
<Caroline> it's gone through a lot of revisions
<Brian_GMD> Enaxor: she is a godsend, and I'm not switch BAs again
<RavenWolf> being involved in acting myself it's amazing how well these roles were cast... you guys did a
magnificent job in that department...
<missphinx> Um. I just wanted to say, that I have to admit, that I "happened" upon a certain
Jeff's web site, and his art and all the other stuff is fabulous.
<Skaught> I saw that you playtested it
<enaxor> it sounds like hubby is perfect also
<RavenWolf> lol I will always laugh because that's my real name...
<RavenWolf> the coincidence is FREAKY... lol
* celina63 's ultimate job - playtesting ARGs
<RavenWolf> Raven's such a better name... hehe
<RavenWolf> which is why I use it...
<Brian_GMD> I think there is a lot of fun for LARPers and ARGers to play
<Mapmaker> we _all_ happened on Jeff's site
<Brian_GMD> in an in-between medium
<missphinx> shhh, map
<Brian_GMD> Map, you have to listen to the podcasts
<Brian_GMD> just like the ARG netcasts
<RavenWolf> it's definitely a great medium to combine brian... keep that idea going...
<Caroline> His best stuff isn't even up there, imho
<Biff> "happened upon"
<Brian_GMD> Jeff is like Spacebass
<Skaught> how long are you PM's gonna be on?
<Caroline> space bass?
<Obstusitivity> oh. wait.
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<celina63> Speaking of ARGN... are you going to make another guest appearance soon?
<Biff> owner of uF
<Brian_GMD> who runs UF
<Obstusitivity> is it still obs shut the fuck up time?
<Brian_GMD> little shots in of humor
<Brian_GMD> no, Obs
<Brian_GMD> muzzle off
<Biff> always obs
<celina63> Intergalactic Pimp
<Brian_GMD> good boy
<varin> We should have an Eldritch themed arg netcast
<Brian_GMD> that would be fun
<Skaught> they're keepin the sexy man down
* Taluria dances
<Brian_GMD> like a reunion show on a reality show
<Skaught> those bastards...
<Caroline> jeff will be really happy though that you guys think that his art is
<celina63> more like keeping the Elder God on his head down
<Caroline> but he will be even MORE excited that you liked Kingdom of Nothing,
<Rowan> well, you do have an inside person on the netcast
<Skaught> i plan to play it with some friends
<Skaught> I'll tell ya how it goes
<Caroline> he's really looking for feedback
<Brian_GMD> happy to help arrange it if you think it might be interesting :)
<Caroline> that was the point of the ashcan
<Brian_GMD> or a LARP summit on the ARG cast :)
<Caroline> omg, sweet
<varin> oooo, yes!
<Brian_GMD> let someone play Jimmy carter :)
<Skaught> so I'll ask again...how long will you guys be on?
<celina63> I thought your last appearance was one of the best evar
* Biff raise his hand
<Brian_GMD> not much longer Skaught
<Brian_GMD> getting late on the EST
<celina63> and would probably be enough to get me back to participating :)
<Skaught> awww, *staying at whataburger*
<Rowan> yay est
<celina63> that, and I'm finally starting to get some time back
<celina63> you can sleep when yer DED
<celina63> oh wait... wrong game to say that in :D
<Brian_GMD> it is only going to get better, Celina
<Skaught> hey badass dreamer chick, me and obs need your number....for...personal reasons...
<celina63> no I mean in ARGN :)
<j5> so....is Charlotte/Charlottesville a plot point?
<Rowan> so did brian and brooke get any sleep while on the WV trip?
<celina63> I had to back away for a time due to time constraints
<Caroline> Mar: Jeff says to email him because he has a lot of errata to send
<Obstusitivity> i've started dating less lately.., makes the wife happy..
<Brian_GMD> that was SPECIFIC j5
<brooke> i slept tons!
<Brian_GMD> not a tentryoutpost
<brooke> like way more than i usually do
<Skaught> I'll email him soonish
<Rowan> you suck :)
<Caroline> Oh, sure my number is...
<Caroline> waaaait a minute
<Obstusitivity> she's a slick one mar.
* Caroline is very clever
<brooke> i think i was in bed before 3am every night and even slept in past
<celina63> the one thing that has happened to me in this game... I'm both dreaming WAY more, and I'm more
aware of them
<brooke> i love WV
<enaxor> hehe tentryoutpose
<celina63> to the point that I don't feel like I"m getting enough sleep!
<enaxor> leave it to gb to solve it
<RavenWolf> oh it's not that late my PM friends... only 11... hehe
<Brian_GMD> I love dreaming :)
<Taluria> I hardly ever dream
<varin> I've dreamt about the WV campers quite a few times now
<j5> is that bad?
* Obstusitivity registers url
<celina63> I don't like dreaming about annoying stuff!
<Skaught> you makin fn of me, Obs?
<celina63> which is all I seem to dream about these day
<Skaught> cuz I dont take kindly to that kinda speekin
* j5 talks not of his last dream
<Obstusitivity> of course not dude, why would i do *that*?
<Obstusitivity> i fucking *made* you :)
<Skaught> its sad but true
<Brian_GMD> PS: Eat shit. :)
<Tonamel> The Tuesday before the WV trip, I dreamed that we all showed up, but BA wasn't there. I decided it
best not to call that one in ;)
<Caroline> LMAO brian
<Skaught> I am colbert to your Bill Oreilly
* Mapmaker wonders who made a cameo in j5's last dream
<Caroline> Obs, you have no idea how entertained I was by that email
<Rowan> hopefully not you with a hatchet
<j5> not like that map
<celina63> for the record... that ONE dream I called in about the woman in the bar with the blood on her
dress - TOTALLY DREAMED THAT
* j5 shuts up
<Mapmaker> Brooke knows the dream I sent in
<brooke> best dream evar
<j5> EST UQ
<dante> the GPS dream
<brooke> longest most rambling one, too
<RavenWolf> totally dreamed up everything I've submitted... (scary mind I have... hehe)
<Unknown_Quantity> I know. =P I had to get home from work.
* celina63 expects a postgame DVD with all this stuff on it
<jjason> hey, that reminds me
<Obstusitivity> caroline: thanks! I aims to please.
<brooke> hey UQ :)
<jjason> is the evidence section ever gonna have stuff?
<Skaught> no Obs, you aim to kill
* Unknown_Quantity waves.
<Brian_GMD> we were waiting for the WV experience
<Caroline> Hi UQ
<Brian_GMD> since we assumed there'd be lots of media with that
<missphinx> I just wanted to say I love the new look for EE.com with the fuzzy squidlies and all
<Brian_GMD> also need to finish the story so far piece
<j5> media? did you take some?
<Brian_GMD> thanks Sphinx
<Brian_GMD> a little J5
<RavenWolf> good times... whatever happened to the "voicemails would be included with the redesign
<Brian_GMD> about 200 pics
<Brian_GMD> players beat us :)
* j5 was looking for the hidden cams
<RavenWolf> i was totally interested in hearing my crazy dreams again... hehe
<Mapmaker> we totally wussed out on the videotape-everything-that-happened thing
<Brian_GMD> that's coming Raven
<Rowan> you didnt see the one in the outhouse, j5 ;)
<Brian_GMD> you got some of the music that's going in there too in Book
<Brian_GMD> like the drumming
<Obstusitivity> i'm actually really glad that mar_vell joined up..
<RavenWolf> good times
<Brian_GMD> and the gaia's hated child
<Obstusitivity> because in my initial plan i was supposed to meet bette middler on the beach as a
<j5> I meant to ask Miguel
<dante> i like gaia's hated child
<j5> when I dropped "conclave" he and JD took off
<j5> that never came bacl
<Brian_GMD> heh heh
<varin> oh yeah, hehe. That was funny :)
<Obstusitivity> and then we would have both blossomed into womenhood, all the time maintaining our strong
relationship until ultimately i died of cancer..
<Brian_GMD> we replaced them with Sanka
<Skaught> but now you have me
<Brian_GMD> there were a lot of other little shoots happening
<Brian_GMD> like DC and BA went off
<Brian_GMD> and shot the scream video
<Tonamel> Heh. The camping trip was full of people wandering off in pairs to discuss things OOG
<Brian_GMD> and the spooky shot of her in the woods
<Mapmaker> we recognized the water thing from one of those shots
<Caroline> we hardly had a moment OOG though
<Brian_GMD> you mean the STATUE BASE?!?!
<Caroline> like, maybe 10 mins total
<Brian_GMD> *whistles innocently*
<Mapmaker> yeah, yeah, big statue there
<celina63> haha, like Survivor
<Rowan> i was lazy. i didnt go down to the spring
* j5 thought the "sheet" was her tent
<celina63> Survivor: ARGFEST
<Mapmaker> I wonder why there was a black pipe going out of the statue base ;-)
<Skaught> without me and obs, you guys would all be stuck discussing things like the story...
<Taluria> Brian, imbri/brooke said you wouldn't let her have a statue...
<j5> and every time the characters went off, I turned on my radio and scanned for activity
<Brian_GMD> not a whole statue
<Brian_GMD> she got a hand book 1
<Brian_GMD> and a base book 2
<Brian_GMD> it's like layaway
<Taluria> a leg in book 3
<Skaught> so we were gone eralier, have you guys announced when book 3 is happening?
<Brian_GMD> maybe a nose
<jjason> I hear book seven will include an ear
<Unknown_Quantity> Foot! ^.^
<Brian_GMD> chat can tell you
<Skaught> (as scott) yeah, cause i really want to get in on this
<Mapmaker> seven's a head in a box
<Brian_GMD> kinda Skaught
<varin> haha Map
<Tonamel> Skaught: early enough to climax in February
* Obstusitivity giggles at "climax"
<Brian_GMD> Tonamel, you are good at chat reduction!
<Brian_GMD> I have to fight to get to powerpoint length
<celina63> "WHAT'S IN THE BOOOOOXXXXXXXX"
<dante> A Very Special Christmas with B.A. in the meantime
<Brian_GMD> comes down the chimney
<missphinx> gift exchange :)
<Brian_GMD> and devours all the children
<j5> put your junk in that box
<Brian_GMD> good and bad
<Skaught> *crosses fingers (as Mar of course)* live event in febuary?
<jjason> Like I said on UF, a very merry christmas Eldritch Errors
<Brian_GMD> leaves the cookies untouched
<jjason> More cookies for me!
<Rowan> you guys totally missed out on my cookies
<Caroline> the BA christmas special, that would rock star wars out of the universe
<Brian_GMD> Mar: I hope multiple live events
<Brian_GMD> with a big finale event, yes
<celina63> yay for live events
<Skaught> YAY, anywhwere closer to FLorida?
<Brian_GMD> want to get more geographical spread
* celina63 gets to work on that teleportation device
<Mapmaker> yay for live events such that I can creepily go to all of them
<celina63> Skaught, WV is a damned sight closer to FL than CA! :D
<Brian_GMD> we're slowly gaining steam :)
<Skaught> lets do it here in the panhandle, everyone can crash at me and mars place
* jjason works on evil plan to get a live event in the Twin Cities
<Taluria> I want fire?
<Skaught> (mar) woulda come camping but I ran out of funds...
<RavenWolf> hey just try to throw one out there before I jump ship to Europe... hehe
<celina63> and I have fambly there :D
<Brian_GMD> Denver is nice
<missphinx> I want to go with the gang to visit Bryce :)
<Skaught> (mar) and I didnt want BA to fall in love with me, her being married and all.
<Brian_GMD> there are creepy things there
<celina63> and the mountains ROCK
<jjason> BTW - thanks for giving me the trailhead to book 2
<Mapmaker> Chicago! Boston! places I can easily convince myself to go to!
<Brian_GMD> like rocky mountain oysters
<jjason> that made me so happy
* RavenWolf throws secret messages to PM that he'll be leaving on Jan 22nd...
* missphinx pictures Obs in an asylum
<celina63> so many... I grew up in that area
<Rowan> brian: *shudder*
<Brian_GMD> JJ, you set us up :)
<Mapmaker> not that I really need too much convincing
<Caroline> It'll be tough Mar..
* Unknown_Quantity has his fingers crossed for a ncal event. =)
<varin> Chicago is very creepy ;)
<celina63> Brian, my FATHER tricked me into eating those
* Caroline tries to restrain herself
<celina63> told me they were scallops
<Skaught> ...I can be discreet..
<j5> OMG rocky mountain oysters!
<Tonamel> Heh. There ARE a bunch of players in the midwest...
<celina63> now, I can't even LOOK at a scallop!
<Brian_GMD> I like the Midwest too
<Brian_GMD> Chicago is a might cold in winter
<celina63> Denver is midwest :D
<enaxor> Portland isn't creepy, but it's wet
<Brian_GMD> you never know
<Brian_GMD> I already have to be in Utah in January
<varin> oh, like the top of Bald Knob was all toasty warm?
<Caroline> this could all be solved if one of you just cracks quantum
<Brian_GMD> you never know where things might show up
<Skaught> come on FLORIDA
<catherFood> Bryce Canyon, utah?
<Mapmaker> Exu's already dead
<Caroline> get on it, ARGers
<Obstusitivity> wait wait wait wait...
<Mapmaker> BA might want to spend some quality time back up at home in New England?
<RavenWolf> if you want creepy just go to where I live... got lots of freaky places... like the abandoned
Inn next to my house!... hehe
<celina63> Caroline, working on it!
<Tonamel> I heartily encourage the Bryce Canyon option, due to that place being totally awesome
* celina63 gets Sam Beckett on the phone
<Obstusitivity> Caroline: are you guys actors who also Larp? or professional Larpers? (i don't even know how
that would work...)
<RavenWolf> or the horse grave that was eaten alive by rabid bats long ago...
<Rowan> map: see that's what i'm thinking ;)
<Brian_GMD> professional larpers is a small group :)
<Caroline> Obs: it's a weird mix of the two
<Caroline> we were actors before we ever larped
<Mapmaker> we could visit Happy Rogers!
<Skaught> that would be Plarpers
* celina63 ^5's Map
<Brian_GMD> and now you have how many people in your troupe, Caroline?
<Caroline> 25 regulars, maybe 10-20 more randoms
<Taluria> That'd be fun, Map ;)
<j5> ren-faire LARP tour!
<RavenWolf> hmm LARPers... sounds like a job i'd love to have sometime... hehe
<Caroline> actually, i think it's more like 30 regulars now
<RavenWolf> heck my paintball team is basically a German Army LARP group... hehe
<Skaught> 30! I'm lucky if i canget like 3
<Obstusitivity> German Army circa...?
<RavenWolf> you just have to know where to look... hehe
<Caroline> well, we have the advantage of being in NYC
<Obstusitivity> uh huh...
<Obstusitivity> that's not the least bit creepy bro.
<RavenWolf> come on it's not all that bad...
<Caroline> so the community is pretty big
<Skaught> (as scott)i can get as many as i wants
<Obstusitivity> power to ya.
<Mapmaker> I think entire dorms at my undergrad place were filled with LARPers
<Brian_GMD> yes, but Map
* celina63 played DnD, does that count?
<Brian_GMD> these are NYC actor/actress ... oh, I'll also LARP ...
<Taluria> me too
<Obstusitivity> GURPS is where it's at yo.
* Unknown_Quantity played DnD, too! ^.^
<RavenWolf> we're basically normal people... we don't do the whole anti-semitic junk... we're all about
showing that the German Army wasn't all that bad...
<Caroline> one of the things we try to do with our larp troup is break the stigma that
all LARPers are weirdos
<Mapmaker> well my dining hall was in Hogwarts, so... :-)
<Rowan> and then you go and do an ARG? it doesnt help your case, caroline ;)
<Unknown_Quantity> And a Rifts... Gurps... Mage... A few others. =)
<Skaught> I'm at least a sexy wierdo (who do you think?)
<Brian_GMD> do you see why we love Caroline?
<jjason> Mapmaker went to hogwarts?
<JamesStone> well, sleep time, night night
<Caroline> just because you're a geek dosen't mean you're weird
<RavenWolf> because she's awesome that why... hehe
<Taluria> I'm weird!
<Rowan> tell that to all the non-geeks
<Caroline> well, Im trying
<Rowan> my family still thinks the whole WV trip was nutty
<RavenWolf> nobody seems to understand that bit... you can be normal and geeky at the same time
<Brian_GMD> Rowan, Greg of PST just announced a 5 day LARP cruise for next
<Skaught> Yeah when I told people about it, they thought it was like a mass suicide or something
<Caroline> my favorite thing is when people see me at larp events, etc, and they go
"what are you doing here? You're normal!"
<RavenWolf> my family never really understood it... and then stuff happened and they made me go home...
* j5 had to lie and say he was going to the mountains for a Blair Witch type thing
* dante pulls out the, uh, Yahtzee
<Rowan> ooh :)
<Rowan> if i wasn't already going to ireland on a tour...
<missphinx> a 5-day cruise? like gilligan's island, but with cthulhu!
<varin> I said I was going to a murder mystery party :)
<Caroline> then I get to explain to them how playing pretend is very normal, healthy,
and very fun
<Rowan> and going to my sister's wedding...
<RavenWolf> they thought I was going off to a cult ritual and getting involved in crazy quazi-legal stuff...
<Brian_GMD> around All Saints Day in New Orleans even
<Brian_GMD> Caroline is almost a little bit Jane McGonigal
<Rowan> they need zombie mimes at it
<Taluria> I wanna go to New Oleans
<Tonamel> I said "Halloween camping"
<Skaught> we did vampire in the streets at night, people thought we was nuts
<brooke> oooo new orleans
<Brian_GMD> de-geeking the LARP perception through hottie hot smartness
<Taluria> love the town
<Mapmaker> everyone said U of C was hogwartsy
<Caroline> yeah, LARPing on the streets is a touchy area
<Skaught> I can get to new orleans
<xnbomb> Mardi Gras :D
<Skaught> so easy
<Taluria> EE Mardi Gras!
<Skaught> Larping, in the streets, at night, with vampire capes
* j5 namedropped Haxan
<j5> sorry Brian
<Caroline> but think of this: if there was a kid's event on the streets where they all
dressed up, everyone would think it was great
<Skaught> and twirly moustaches
<jjason> Show us your tentacles!
<Caroline> LOL capes
<Brian_GMD> that's always okay j5
<Caroline> the impression exists that if you play pretend after a certain age, you are
<Brian_GMD> from our perspective, Caroline got the improv nature of this much faster
than other talent
<Mapmaker> you are
* Tonamel recommends "Tetra-Sync" by Squarepusher for the next EE soundtrack
<Caroline> where really it is counterintuitive and very counterproductive to shut your
<Mapmaker> I am damn wrong
<RavenWolf> I'm going to New Orleans for the sugar bowl aroudn new years... hehe
<RavenWolf> good times
<Mapmaker> I heartily enjoy being wrong
<Skaught> (as scott) i just channel all the imagination into music, so i dont look that weird i guess
* j5 will play in the sugar bowl
<Caroline> I wholeheartedly believe that there is nothing to be embarassed
* enaxor pretends that being a mom was great :p
<j5> wb brooke
* celina63 will eat from a sugar bowl
<imbri> well, at least i made it through the chat :)
<Brian_GMD> okay with that, cats demand attention
<Caroline> most people would be THRILLED to be the main character in an action movie,
or a love story
<Brian_GMD> pillow demands to be eaten
<Obstusitivity> Scott: that's awesome! i channel my imagination into completely inappropriate comments
dropped at inopportune times..
<Rowan> bye brian
<celina63> YAY KITTIES
<Rowan> thanks for talking so long :)
<enaxor> night and thanks!
<Mapmaker> bye Brian!
<varin> yes, my dog is biting my toes
<jjason> bye brian!
<Caroline> so really, bringinging that experience to life is a wonderful
<Unknown_Quantity> Mmm... Pillow.
<varin> bye Brian!
<Caroline> bye brian!
<j5> bye Broan
<celina63> THANK YOU BRIAN
<jjason> Feel free to send any other trailsheads you have my way!
<imbri> see ya brian
<Obstusitivity> take it east ladies and fellas.
<Brian_GMD> much fun chat with you all soon, thanks for such a great time playing
<dante> thanks Brian
<Skaught> cya brian
<j5> and thanks for the kicks
<Tonamel> G'night, Brian
* Quits: Brian_GMD
<xnbomb> gnight brian
<Skaught> thanks for enjoying our antics
<Obstusitivity> can i get an accurate Obs count from that? :)
<Obstusitivity> i counted 5 mentions...:)
<Mapmaker> I like, Obs, how you've given in to the "Obs" abbreviation ;-)
<Obstusitivity> nothing i can do.
<celina63> careful with that Ego, Eugene
<Skaught> when you make up words, you gotta give in
<Obstusitivity> even i have trouble typing the damned name.
<Mapmaker> I hate to say this
<Unknown_Quantity> Yeah... That happened to me once. People started calling me Thomas for some reason.
<Unknown_Quantity> I just gave into it.
<Mapmaker> but I still chuckle every time I think of your real name
<Obstusitivity> cel: Ego's the foundation on which i build this mountain of assholes.
<Skaught> at least your name isnt SPuhfunkinstein
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