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Current Alright guys, I'm back. Will be posting very soon.
2 mos ago
Estimating about two weeks until I can get my laptop replaced and my posting will be back up to speed.
2 mos ago
Very sorry about this, but my laptop's having some issues and it's not worth saving at this point. I'll be posting from my phone until I can get it replaced, which could mean quite a long time.
3 mos ago
@Ruler Inc, we both know Savo found it first.
3 mos ago
The only use I've ever gotten out of the Visitor Messages system has been a brief, silly exchange with Inkarnate, and honestly I'm not even disappointed.
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@Ruler Inc wait I did what

Thanks dude. Really means a lot to be told that I'm doing a good job... speaking of which, you've done a great job with this rp. I don't compliment people enough, so I hope I don't come across as ungrateful. Seriously, good work for keeping this thing alive this long without it ever getting boring or becoming too much to keep track of.

Grand Ridge Academy
@Ruler Inc

Paige nodded to acknowledge Britney's apology, but said nothing. It was good that she'd recognised her mistake - or at least, what Paige considered to be a mistake - but she also didn't seem likely to avoid it in the future. Paige's opinion right now was that honesty was vital among the group, as secrecy would only lead to distrust, which would lead to failure. The stakes were high. They couldn't afford to do anything but trust each other, and yet trusting Britney was feeling harder and harder every time she had to come clean with the others. Paige was almost certain that Britney had more truths that she'd omitted, and while Paige didn't doubt that Britney had her reasons, she didn't believe it was worth sacrificing the unity of the group over.

Now seemed to be a good time, as nothing was trying to kill them yet, and so Paige decided now would be a good time to attempt to persuade Britney to explain whatever was left that she was hiding, in the hopes of preventing infighting in the future. However, Penny changed the topic quickly, so Paige was forced to wait, frustratingly. There might not be another good opportunity, and people might die if this didn't happen.

Anyway, though Paige listened with casual interest to the talk about Abstractions, but focused fully again when Britney started discussing their goals. Paige was prepared to follow orders as long as they seemed sound, which they did, if cold. Britney was clearly the type to think with her head rather than her heart. This was an entirely logical route to take, of course - Paige simply feared that when a person relies on logic entirely, the group is supported but not the individual. It's far too easy, when thinking in that manner, to see a human life as a necessary sacrifice, which is hardly a good way to inspire trust. Besides, Paige was a cripple - if anyone was being sacrificed, she'd probably be an early pick.

Alcohol was served. Rien was right, it was dangerous. Paige preferred to be at the top of her (admittedly weak) game while in so much danger, so she wanted to abstain. However, it felt disrespectful not to take part when the toast had been to those members of their group that had died, and so Paige limped over to pour herself a small drink. She did not return to her seat, instead taking up a space leaning against the wall, in such a location so that she would walk past Britney on her way over. As she passed, she leaned slightly towards Britney, and whispered "You need to reconsider your priorities right now. No one will trust you while you keep these secrets."

She took her place on the wall and watched Britney closely, no longer bothering to obscure her face, simply presenting a calm, though judgemental, expression. If she thought Britney was going to get them all killed, Paige was prepared to strike first, and stop the problem before it could grow out of control.
@Opposition I have a sheet on the go, I'm just slow as all hell when it comes to making characters.
@Opposition Awesome, will do.
@Opposition You still taking applications? I'm interested.

Grand Ridge Academy
[@Surtr Inc]

Paige woke up early, as had been her habit for a long time. She'd taken up residence in her old room in Grand Ridge, though it didn't feel familiar any more - more like she hadn't been there in years, which was technically possible, since she still had no idea how long she'd been unconscious. She wondered if there was anything else worth taking, having already stuffed a backpack full of spare clothes, water, and what non-perishable good she could find. She looked over at the violin, conflicted - it had great sentimental value, but it was extra weight and would be easy to lose if she was put in danger. In the end, she decided to bring it down to the lobby, as that couldn't do any harm, and she could always leave it behind without too much worry if a quick exit was necessary. Besides, once everyone else was up, she might have time for a performance without having to worry about waking anyone.

That decided, Paige slung the backpack over her shoulders and walked to the lobby, dressed for the cold weather but as usual with barely a spot of colour. She was audible before she was visible, and her distinctive gait meant that Britney would have known she was coming several seconds before she walked in. For Paige, though, Britney's presence was a moderate surprise, and she rose a single eyebrow slightly as she entered, dumping the bag on the floor next to the seat she took. She sat so that she could see Britney's face, but only in her peripheral, so that her own face was slightly obscured by the angle. She also sat quite far away from Britney - they would be able to hear each other at a normal volume of speech, but they were well out of reach of each other. Ultimately, Paige was still unsure whether to trust Britney.

Paige laid her crutch over her legs and sat in silence for several seconds before speaking. "I understand why you didn't tell us," she said, plainly. "The Abstractions, I mean, how we can give and take them from each other. That knowledge, that greed could rip us apart. So I understand your choice. However, I do not agree with it."

She let the words hang in the air for a moment. Paige was not facing Britney, but was watching her dead in the eye for any kind of reaction.
I am back and will be posting tonight.
Sorry for the delay, but I intend to stay. Just don't want to ruin anything with trash mobile posts. Should be back up to speed in about a week though.
Yeah my vote goes to moving on as well. Had plenty of exposition recently.

Somewhere Else

For Paige, this was a lot to get her head around. It was a lot easier to think about all this multiverse, end-of-the-world stuff in the movies than when actually experiencing it. There was a lot she'd probably want to know later, but for now she'd just like to take in what she'd learnt without having to experience another existential crisis as she struggled to comprehend her own smallness and insignificance compared to the vastness of the dozen-or-so universes, and the many more that once were. Besides, the god-child seemed to be busy with other questions, so it was probably best to stay quiet.

Something was nagging at her a little, enough for her to voice it, though only quietly. It was more a question for herself, but anyone who cared to listen would be able to hear.

"Why'd they have to pick this one mountain, then? The one planet in the entire of the known universe that has life, and the people of Glint think that's the best place to put the eldritch super-being. Thing feeds off emotions, would've starved to death years ago if it were stuck in Mars, and that's fucking close compared to some places out there."

Maybe Paige was being unreasonable in this situation - she had no way of knowing whether starving the Glutton might actually kill it, for example - but stress at trying to understand what she was supposed to be doing, and how, was getting to her. It seemed unfair to her that she and the people she knew were in danger because of the poorly-made decisions of people from another universe.
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