Oregonaut tells a story. [TRIGGER WARNING: MATURE THEMES]

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What era would you like the horror to be written in?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:50 pm UTC

"High Fantasy"
15
13%
Dark Ages
5
4%
New World
2
2%
Wild West
10
9%
WWII
4
4%
Modern Era
8
7%
Future (Post-Apocalypse)
32
29%
Future (Science Fiction based space flying)
6
5%
Future (Utopia)
30
27%
 
Total votes : 112

Oregonaut tells a story. [TRIGGER WARNING: MATURE THEMES]

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:50 pm UTC

Ok, ladies and gentlemen. It has been requested, it has been demanded, one person actually offered sex in exchange for it.

I'mma tell y'all a story. It is going to be a horror story, because that's what I want to write. Pick your poison, highest vote getter wins. If less than 20 people respond to the poll, I'm not gonna write the story citing lack of interest.

The length of the story is uncertain, as I will be making it up on the fly.

Vote early, one vote per person, you can change your vote, poll runs until this time tomorrow.

EDIT:

Tallies are in, votes are tabulated, Alpacalypse wins the story. For those hoping for Utopia, fear not, if reception to this story is high, I may yet write one of those as well.

At the request of the audience, please keep all cell phones turned off during the performance, and no flash photography as it hinders the actor's stage vision. Thank you.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby mmark9094 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:59 pm UTC

I'm interested in seeing what you come up with. :)
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Levi » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:03 am UTC

I always like me some good existential horror if you can find room in your plot.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Silastic » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:16 am UTC

Yay story time!
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:19 am UTC

In which Oregonaut becomes the next Felstaff.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Lazar » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:33 am UTC

Which makes perfect sense, as Felstaff has become the next davean.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Mumpy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:46 am UTC

Does that mean we can expect davean to write some comics for Randall then?


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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Hope_ » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:18 am UTC

No!! Go High Fantasy!

I'm also looking forward to this. :)
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Vieto » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:35 am UTC

Steampunk isn't an option :shock:
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:36 am UTC

Vieto wrote:Steampunk isn't an option :shock:

Sorry, I was going off of eras that happened in this version of the multiverse, and then threw some future in there based on what will be likely to occur.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby jawdisorder » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:42 am UTC

I'll go get my carpet square for story time.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby torontoraptor » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:43 am UTC

So if Oregonaut is now Felstaff, and Felstaff is now Davean, and Davean is now Randall, is Randall now Oregonaut?
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Briareos » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:33 am UTC

This thread goes to the egosearch. Go, utopia!
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby reflex » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:42 am UTC

I'm imagining a bunch of people crowded around a fire with a sinister looking oregonaut sitting in the shadows,beginning his tale of epic proportions
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:55 am UTC

I'm harmless....promise.

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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Eseell » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:58 am UTC

I'm skeered already.

Edit: Go Utopia!
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby jawdisorder » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:35 am UTC

I feel like that's just the right amount of creepy to attract curious children.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby reflex » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:38 am UTC

He could always use candy to entice the cautious ones.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Mumpy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:02 am UTC

Damn you _Hope and your superior propaganda techniques! Even utopia has overtaken post apocalyptia now.


@ Oregonaut, that picture really brings out the sinister. Juuuust the right amount of half smile means I gotta go change now.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Retne » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:37 am UTC

Bah to your utopia's and high fantasies! Post Apocalypse is my cry!!
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby RoadieRich » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:44 am UTC

I'll vote for anything that stops High Fantasy from winning.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby nehpest » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:46 am UTC

World War Two! World War Two! World War Two!

Also, damn. Oregonaut, you're not somebody I'd want to cross.

As an aside, what horror can even happen in a utopia? Isn't it supposed to be perfect, pretty much by definition?
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:50 am UTC

Changed my vote, just to make things interesting. >_>
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Kewangji » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:02 am UTC

nehpest wrote:World War Two! World War Two! World War Two!

Also, damn. Oregonaut, you're not somebody I'd want to cross.

As an aside, what horror can even happen in a utopia? Isn't it supposed to be perfect, pretty much by definition?

Utopias are boring. They get deconstructed into non-boringness. Always. :D

I am looking forward to this story.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Mumpy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:17 am UTC

Kewangji wrote:Utopias are boring. They get deconstructed into non-boringness. Always. :D

I am looking forward to this story.

This guy speaks the truth. He should know, he can write a mean piece of narrative hisself.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:18 am UTC

egosearch'd

Go post-apocolyptic!
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Ulc » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:55 am UTC

No love for post apocalypse? :cry:

All over the city I live in there is huge posters with a very post apocalyptic theme, so I've been in the mood for those stories for a while now.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:14 am UTC

Oregonaut wrote:one person actually offered sex in exchange for it.

And I'm going to deliver!

Lubing up for "WWII".
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Postby rheakith » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:15 am UTC

Hooray for egosearch! I voted post-apocalyptic, but would also be up for Wild West or Dark Ages.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Ortus » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:37 am UTC

I voted Utopia, but only because Utopia can go Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dark Age/New World and (during the story) Apocalyptic. Which are all things that are good.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Von Haus » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:56 am UTC

Anything but High Fantasy! :P

I'm going for New World as I felt sorry for it. Plus fear of the unknown as in the MMM thread was quite cool.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Kewangji » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:06 am UTC

Mumpy wrote:
Kewangji wrote:Utopias are boring. They get deconstructed into non-boringness. Always. :D

I am looking forward to this story.

This guy speaks the truth. He should know, he can write a mean piece of narrative hisself.

Why thank you. :)

Why are spaceships getting no love? I was torn between Post-apocalyptic future and spaceships, but the battle now seems to be between high fantasy and utopia (not bad choices). At first I was going to change my vote to utopia to add a vote that 'counts', but then spaceships would get even less love!

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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Lazar » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:09 am UTC

Kewangji wrote:Why are spaceships getting no love?

We'd all just be comparing it unfavorably to Alien. (Or maybe I'm thinking of Jason X?)
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Kewangji » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:26 am UTC

Lazar wrote:
Kewangji wrote:Why are spaceships getting no love?

We'd all just be comparing it unfavorably to Alien. (Or maybe I'm thinking of Jason X?)

When I think space horror, I think Pandorum.

And also, fair point.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Vapour » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:37 am UTC

Post-apocalyptic is where it's at!
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:12 pm UTC

Huh, "New World" actually got a vote. I was worried I had created a useless category.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:22 pm UTC

Egosearch'd. Go go gadget post-apocalypse.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby bentheimmigrant » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:06 pm UTC

Hey, all you who picked losers... Now is your chance to switch to Post Apocalyptic. Or High Fantasy, if you'd prefer some reverse psychology.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Angua » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:09 pm UTC

We obviously need an alternative voting system on the fora.
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Re: Oregonaut tells a story.

Postby Headbone » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:36 pm UTC

hmm, for an :twisted: anarchist, wouldn't post-apocalypse be utopia?
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