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Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 8:40 pm

This is a further-modified version of a theatre game. It's quite simple. We take it in turns to contribute to a story. Each person may post one sentence per post. Just one sentence. It can be one word long. It can be longer, as long as it isn't a blatant run-on sentence. Use your one sentence to take the story in whatever direction you think it should go.

Before we start, a few thoughts and rules:

- No double-posting, please. Let other people have a chance to contribute.

- No post-editing, unless you want to correct a typo.

- This counts as one sentence: "Muffins for breakfast?" asked Esmerelda hopefully.

- One-word interjections at the beginning of a dialogue sentence don't count as a separate sentence. '"Hey! Drop those stolen muffins, buddy, or I'm calling the cops!" barked Lloyd threateningly.' is allowable. 

- New people (if any appear): Don't feel like you have to ask before you post. Jump right in!

While this probably won't be as weird as its short version, there's still a good chance it will turn out quite weird. Have fun with it, and we'll see how it turns out!

Time to start. First sentence:

"The clouds split, and a single sunbeam illuminated the letters on a sign."

[Whoever posts first gets to decide what the sign says!]
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by muffinman219 on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 2:43 pm

Spelled out in eerie letters were the words, "Welcome to Gotham City, please do NOT disturb the bats."
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Sat 09 Nov 2013, 7:31 pm

The sign had a single observer.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sarent on Sat 07 Dec 2013, 12:30 am

The onlooker, a rigid-backed man in a stark white traditional coat, stared at the sign a bit sardonically before glancing around the side of it.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Sat 07 Dec 2013, 11:46 am

The man knew that somewhere in this area was a machine that would extend his life span.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 10:31 pm

He hesitated for a fraction of a second, then continued making his way down the road.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 12:17 pm

He knew he was being followed, which pretty much made the exercise ineffective.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 5:31 pm

He was skilled at evading pursuit, but his pursuers were not exactly ordinary.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Sat 21 Dec 2013, 1:09 pm

They were controlled by his brother.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 9:37 pm

He and his brother were not on the best of terms.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sarent on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 12:22 am

It was a terrible cliché for the two of them to be fighting, of course, but then his brother had always been the grouchy sort.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 4:59 pm

The man would have preferred to be on better terms with him, if only to avoid cliché, but it had become nearly impossible for him to reason with his brother.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 5:01 pm

His brother had been driven mad by OCD.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 5:10 pm

(Is that idea from a book we read, Sapph? One that involved... a crayon and an eBay auction? My memory works in strange ways. o.O)

Some people would see such madness as a weakness, but not his brother; he had managed to harness it to make himself more powerful.
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Post by Sarent on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 5:44 pm

(semicolon what that you cheating no man)

Then again, it was the source of the conflict, as his brother's obsessive tendencies led him to send the pursuers to "sort him out".
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 11:31 pm

(You say I am cheating; I believe creative cheating is part of what makes this game diverting.)

He had hoped his brother's irrational fear of bats would prevent him from giving chase in this particular location, but he had been disappointed.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sarent on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 11:40 pm

Not that his brother would pursue him in person... there were many ways of doing the same job.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 11:58 pm

(Okay I'm probably going to regret saying that thing about creative cheating.)

Still, he preferred to limit his involvement with bats and the City of Bats.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 1:46 pm

It was very understandable, as the City of Bats was a very unpleasant place.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Sat 25 Jan 2014, 4:56 pm

(As it has been foretold, so it is done. I have updated Storymaker, Lady Sapphira.)

Only the truly desperate willingly went there.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Wed 12 Feb 2014, 9:17 pm

(Thank you. Also, enough with the sarcasm already.)

Even the bats tried to avoid going there.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Thu 13 Feb 2014, 9:45 pm

(You're telling me to be less sarcastic? I don't think so, O Snarky One.)

The bats who couldn't avoid living there were extremely unhappy, which made the city an even less pleasant place for other creatures.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Wed 28 May 2014, 12:27 pm

(Whatever, Mademoiselle Snarkypants.  tongue)

Especially so for the strange visitor.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Starry on Fri 27 Mar 2015, 10:30 pm

The bats were not fond of the visitor.
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Re: Storymaker: Long Version

Post by Sapphira on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 12:02 pm

The dislike was mutual.
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