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Weirdos Wanted Within

Post by xfiend1013 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:32 pm

I've got a new thread up: The Sardonic Circus.

In it, Garrett will wax philosophical and tackle the tough questions of life, the universe, and everything, while surrounded by criminally-minded freaks of nature.

So if you've got a weird character you've been dying to try out - some droid or gamorrean or who-knows-what, this could be your big start!

We'll be stealing things, beating people up, and doing con man stuff, so probably being overly nice isn't a good idea.

The stranger the character the better! They're going to disguise themselves as a circus (hence the name) so there's that.

Why yes, I am doing a Star Wars themed space-circus that travels around killing people and stealing things while having fun and discussing Heavy Issues of Life.

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Post by zephre » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 am

one, i wish id thought of it!!

two, how can i not throw my hat in this ring!

ill try to concept something and pass it up to you



brilliant!

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Post by Archangel » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:16 am

This is amazingly fantastic.

I'm working on a concept, but we'll see where my mind takes it. If I can't really, really sell it to myself, I won't join in, because I don't want to flake out later.

But I like my idea so far. It just needs a little more meat to it.

At the very least, I'll be reading along.

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Post by Archangel » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:34 pm

Posted!

In case you missed it.

Now everybody else is like, "Oh, well, there goes that thread. Arch posted in it. Might as well start drafting its will."

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Re: Weirdos Wanted Within

Post by Halomek » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:44 pm

Arch, what's Latin for "Post of Death"? We'll make that your new title. :oldrazz:

On a more related note, I'm interested to see where this thread goes...
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Post by Archangel » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:15 pm

Latin is fixum mortis, or postis mortis, depending on which etymology you prefer for "posted item on a bulletin board." (Ancient) Greek is ἡ νύσσα τοῦ θανατοῦ or τὸ στηλιτευθὲν τοῦ θανατοῦ, same caveat. I'm not on my own computer right this minute, or I would try to figure out the Old Norse and Hebrew for you, too.

In terms of what I think the oldest (i.e., most original) etymology of "posted item on a bulletin board" is, the most accurate would be postis mortis. In terms of which etymology is the most direct (i.e., "this was the word's meaning immediately before it meant 'posted item on a bulletin board'"), then fixum mortis or τὸ στηλιτευθὲν τοῦ θανατοῦ (or, for brevity, στηλιτευθὲν τοῦ θανατοῦ) would be more accurate. Certainly the least accurate is ἡ νύσσα τοῦ θανατοῦ since νύσσα is really a turning-post in a race, not a door-post (oddly enough, couldn't find door-post in my dictionary).

Now that I think about it, though, I bet you were being facetious.

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Post by Mir » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:31 pm

I hate you, sometimes. In a completely non-serious manner.

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Post by xfiend1013 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:18 pm

Though, "postis mortis" also sounds the most badass.
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Post by xfiend1013 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:09 pm

The format for the audition is thusly: You're introduced, do your little show, "Phinneas" asks you to turn it into your secret assassin skill, and while you do that he asks you a philosophical question of some sort.

You can come up with your own question, but I'd like to let Phinneas respond to the question before doing the yay/nay part of the response.

So if people want to just do a one-shot of someone trying out for this weird circus, that'd be awesome. Just come in, introduce yourself, and start your show. The idea is that you're a weird circus act who's also somehow suited for thieving, mayhem, and other shady activities.

...and enjoys frequent philosophical grilling from the ringmaster and hectoring from the droid manager.

So far: Yea on the sexy dancer with two hidden arms. Nay on the knife-throwing gran.

BONUS:

Post all your weird ideas in three to five word phrases. I'll pick the one I like most and do it as an audition post. The one I like second most will audition - and fail!

Examples:

Bith lady murder beard.
Regenerating self cannibal.
Droid made for hard love.
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Post by Mir » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:15 pm

Talz Ithorian acrobat couple.
Kormoron Impersonator stand-up routine
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Post by Halcyon508 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:23 am

OMG! I just saw the IC thread for this! This is awesome... I was telling Beorht like I donno two months ago? Literaly just before I got back from Mexico I was signed up for Circus school *nods* only been taking lessons for a few. Aerial Silks and lyra (hoop) all because of this woman I know who teaches Aerial Yoga who I'm friends with. Anyways if I can think of a cool way to kill someone while doing an Aerial performance I'd probably post. Any ideas?
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