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[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:35:23 AM »
Well, as long as she doesn't start trying to take his costume apart, Horizon doesn't much care. It's not like he's a hero, despite all the dinosaur-punching he just did to save Streak's neck.

...oh damn, he probably went flying, didn't he? Whoops. He's probably fine.

Horizon settles down to rest for a little bit, keeping an eye on Whipcord in case she tries anything funny before he moves on.

Horizon gets a good view of Whipcord disrobing further, down to nothing as her costume disintegrates, somehow absorbed into her body. Then, after about ten minutes or so of shivering, threads burst out from her skin and wraps her back up again in the full wardrobe.

It seems her power is only over her own hair...
After kicking back for a while in the decidedly more lukewarm and less nice water, Kiley takes a look around and figures nobody will miss her while Jennifer's otherwise occupied. Might as well take another look at that warmer cave. Checking that nobody's looking and that there's still plenty of time in the outing, she dives under and heads right back for the other pool.

Back at the other pool, Kiley, this time without the encumbrance of a nosy Jennifer, soon approaches the source of the heat. Physically painful enough to eventually kill her, but without radiant force, Kiley's blurring intensifies as the water nears boiling, before she spots the culprit by the heat and the tiny but cherry red glow: A glass mechanism drifting in the water, dimly glowing red from the heat. It's shaped like a heap of stacked donuts and emanating boiling water, causing it to move in an irregular orbit.


[D&D 5e] Crack of Dawn / Re: OOC Blather
« on: October 28, 2015, 01:22:45 AM »
Traits already been rolled after you left the channel:
Origin - Elemental Fire
History - Arcane
Property - Strange Material
Quirk - Frail

It's a cloak of flaming embers which scatter when struck.
There's a strange logo across it.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 23, 2015, 01:36:45 AM »
Roofhopping goes well, with no sign of Yellow Streak, though he spies Whipcord lurking around, the other villain seems mainly preoccupied with rebuilding her clothes behind a chimney than looking out for other roofhoppers. So far so good aside from the evil stripper.

D&D 5e / Re: I'm just not all that excited by 5e
« on: October 23, 2015, 01:32:24 AM »
After GMing a 5E game for a's actually pretty great for low prep sessions, as the looser defined rules make it psychologically easier to quickly eyeball minor rule judgments on the spot(mostly skill difficulties) than to look up a specific rule that covers that issue, and thus getting it wrong from group members with better eye for detail and memories.
It also scales better to the group, since as we all know, published numbers can rapidly grow irrelevant depending on party loadout and individuals.

Effect standardization is also a thing, though it cuts down on variety, you really don't need to differentiate between a dozen different types of debuffs in the game narrative when disadvantage covers most of the basics without having a lot of fiddly numbers which can add up to something monstrous or unexpected.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 08:36:40 AM »
Horizon emerges back in normal front of an oncoming train, though it's frozen and immobile due to it's middle carriages being within the Distortion. It looks like the train he was riding earlier.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 08:28:03 AM »
"-Wha?!" Yellow Streak doesn't resist, and accelerates as if Horizon hit a marble. He turns into a literal streak of yellow as he rockets skywards and abruptly vanishes.

Now it's just Horizon facing seven angry ancestors of birds, which flap furiously after him.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 08:15:49 AM »
He'll be fine. Horizon keeps running in search of the boundary, keeping half an eye out for more dinosaurs that might have heard the noise.


Horizon spins around and heads back toward the fight, such as it is, ready to apply the time-honored combat style of beating a dinosaur with another dinosaur.

Horizon's touch hammers into the beast like a train's impact, flinging it spinning off into the distance. Which was good. Yellow Streak on the other hand, takes the opportunity to swat at another dinosaur in slow motion, which the beast neatly evades.

The rest of the flock descends upon the pair, biting furiously, but only leaving bruises upon Yellow Streak. Horizon fares less well, as a pair clamps onto his jacket and teeth cut through, though they didn't get a good grip.
"Ahh, fuck fuck fuck! Get them off me!"

OOC: Flying Dino 1: Bruise x1, Dazed, flying 250m away and likely not coming back.
Dinors 2-8 are still present
Yellow Streak Bruised x3, still mostly fine
Horizon Bruised x2,Dazed

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 07:44:09 AM »
Kiley sees little, even with the better light, just more steam, glowing slightly in the flashlight's beam.
Diving down and rejoining the group, she can see Jennifer's already swum off to pester some of the boys.

Still handsy.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 07:17:37 AM »
"Oh like I care!" Jennifer, despite her words, takes a breath and dives back down to the entry tunnel.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 07:04:42 AM »
Yellow Streak IS being eaten, if largely ineffectually. One of the dinosaurs is gnawing on his leg with a toothy beak as it flaps frantically to keep a grip. Looks like he might have a light bruise. From an attack that hit hard enough to snap wooden poles. "Ow, fuck!"

"Well, okay, easy then. We haven't, so nope." Kiley struggles, as much as necessary and as little as possible. There could be worse places for her power to go off on her, but still. "Stop it... come to think of it, aren't people going to start looking for us sometime?"

Jennifer releases her prey, "What's the worst that could happen?"

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 22, 2015, 06:45:20 AM »
"...Yellow Streak? Really?" Horizon makes a face behind the safety of his helmet. "Well, listen. I'm gonna leave, like Whipcord did, and like I strongly recommend you do before the dinosaurs show up. I'm not really interested in fighting, but if you want to posture more, let's do it somewhere a little safer." Without waiting for a response, he starts heading in search of a way out of the distortion.

(click to show/hide)

"Yep!"Yellow Streak gives Horizon a suspicious look, but does not attack, "...what dinosaurs?"

Leaping away from the incoming dinosaurs, Horizon doesn't seem to cross the Distortion boundary yet. Looks like a big one.

This was a good move, as a flock of flying dinosaurs explode from the treeline and make straight for Yellow Streak. "Fuck!"

Kiley allows herself to be manhandled, the key to not having her power go off at the drop of a hat. "Well, yeah. Duh. That's why I mention it." She rolls her eyes. "But, like, I never really thought about it? So, I dunno. Are we automatically a thing if we just hang out all the time? Do we qualify when we make out? Like, where's the cut-off point?"

"When you bang. Duh." She spins Kiley around, "You aren't THAT dense, are you?"

Kiley is getting the feeling that their absence is likely to be noticed by now. And also Jennifer's too handsy.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 21, 2015, 02:16:49 AM »
Horizon sighs deeply. Perceptive, this guy. He hops onto the treetop and waves lazily. "Hi. You should really watch where you throw things."

"Who're you?" He takes up a fighting stance, "A villain? Yellow Streak will defeat you and your obscene woman!"

Horizon senses numerous shapes approaching beneath the treeline, some kind of man sized flying creatures, judging by the speed, likely attracted by the noise.

Kiley responds by... seriously considering the question. Albeit not in a very serious manner. "Uh. Hm. I guess we did literally go for dinner and a movie?"

Jennifer gives her an open mouthed look as her expected retort falls completely flat, the grabs Kiley to knuckle her on the head "You're really that dense, Kiley. That's a date!"

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 20, 2015, 09:37:13 AM »
The dinosaur, with a distressed hronk, flies up up and out of sight. Yellow Spandex boy casts about wildly, "Who did that?!"
Kiley splashes a bit and shrugs. "Maybe I'll just get Sam to buy me lunch for a month or so and save up."
Jennifer sidles through the splashes, and stage-whispers, "So, you two an item?"

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:59:27 AM »
Spandex-boy continues looking through the jungle for his attacker as the last of the black threads binding him fall off, though the dinosaur's movement is clear enough for all to see. It's taken the fall without any injury, and had leapt onto another tree, stretching the poor abused trunk as a springboard.

The instant it rockets up, he dropkicks the rising dinosaur on the head, sending the beast flying, stunned, which was good.

It was flying RIGHT at Sam's location. Which was bad.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:10:53 AM »
The dinosaur bounces and LEAPS off the tree, at Yellow Spandex Boy from behind him...and apparently misjudged the range as it flies just over his head, and crashes loudly into the jungle. "What."

Meanwhile Sam gets dressed while he's stuck to the side of a tree.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 20, 2015, 07:41:11 AM »
The tree is odd, rather than the usual bark, it's leafy all the way down to the base, and the trunk feels ribbed, but Sam manages to get up without too much of a fuss, as he gets a good view of another tree bending with a loud creak as a large bipedal reptile slowly climbs onto it, hopping slightly on the tilting treetop as the surprisingly flexible tree sways like a trampoline.

The girl catches sight of the reptile and rapidly ascends, even as her opponent flails at the threads all over him.

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 20, 2015, 02:21:53 AM »
The pair continue to trash about overhead, though the boy has a lot of the wires looped around his waist even as he rips the stuff going for his arms off. Odd, spooky noises come from the jungle all around.

We stopped "cutting it open to see what's inside" over a hundred years ago.  Now we do it in a controlled way.  They wouldn't just come here and start cutting us up.  They'd observe, and then when someone dies of natural causes, cut that person up and see what's inside.
Uh...that's kind of what we still do, especially if samples are plentiful and you require a lot of detailed study, you'd disassemble a bunch for details. Scanning is nice, but controlled disassembly remains one of the best ways to obtain as much detail on a subject as possible.

The issue especially is in interacting with life of different nature/scale. Considering the most common means of physical and chemical analysis. Testing and assumptions would be rooted in their own nature.
I don't remember vibrators having self-awareness yet :v

Probably only if it'd improve performance. There's value in adaptive sex toys.

Probably anyone making the effort to go anywhere via slowboat is there to colonize anyway...

[M&M 3e] Millennial Miracles / Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« on: October 19, 2015, 01:38:45 AM »
...yep, that's enough homework. Sam puts the books aside and grabs his things to head out in search of something to do. Virtually anything, at this point - though maybe poking around Old Harkin instead of at home. If he ran into Scattershot right now, he might do something drastic.

Sam, thankfully enough, does not run into Scattershot on his way to the train station, and onwards to freedom. Nothing more notable than a flying girl in a black bikini and butterfly mask flinging what looks like wires at a boy in yellow spandex in the sky above the least until the train vanishes out from under him, replaced with a tropical jungle under a massive red sun. The two idiots were still at it in the sky above.


"Nah. I might just be too sleepy to really grok how much money that is." Kiley offers a huge yawn that's only about half for show. "Uh, let's see, one lunch is... you wouldn't come down on me over fifty bucks anyway, right? You're richer than God as it is."

Jennifer gives Kiley a vulpine grin, "Not there yet, I'm working on it. If you can't pay it with money, you'd have to pay it with your body!"

She pounces off the ledge with a splash.

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