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2 mos ago
So I didn't get a chance to say it on here last night, but happy new year everyone!
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5 mos ago
I'm seriously addicted to checking for notifications on here.
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5 mos ago
I felt like I should post an update status, seeing as my last one was seven months ago. So here it is. Hi status bar.
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1 yr ago
Currently reading Explorers of the Void while it's going slow. All of it. All 1260 posts of it.
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1 yr ago
I'm back. (Only took 3 years)
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To-do List:
1. Write a bio
2. Celebrate for finally having written a bio

Hey, my name's Gavin. If you've seen the RP(s) I'm in, you'll know that I name most of my characters that, too. I'd like to say I do it to keep track of them easier or something, but it's really because I'm so bad at coming up with names that I just use my own. I tend to RP with a specific group of people, but if I find the time I'm not opposed to joining other RPs.

I got into roleplaying a while back from a stray Google search. It lead me to a website with a fanfiction written by multiple authors. (Don't judge me too harshly; that's really what I thought it was!) Eventually, I figured out what this "roleplay" concept was. It seemed like a fun idea, so I decided to track down the people who wrote what I had just read and join their current RP. Looking back on it, I'm amazed that my app was (eventually) accepted. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my roleplay/writing skills were absolutely horrible - I was lucky to be able to write a couple sentences per post. If any of you are reading this: thanks for putting up with it back then.

After that RP and its prequel ended, the group I was with moved to this website. I joined (or tried to join) a few of their RPs, but I kept losing interest along the way. There were times where I would get an idea and decide to work on an app, but those never lasted long enough for me to get back into RPing. I stopped making apps, and started checking in on people from time to time because I wanted to keep in contact with them. I eventually realized that it was rude and annoying to keep popping in and saying hi on an RP I wasn't in, so I decided not to keep doing that. I checked back here less and less, until I eventually forgot about it.

Until earlier this year. A while ago, I remembered the old RPs I had been in and decided to write one of them into a book for myself. I pulled up the old website and started stitching the posts together in my own words into a continuous story, structured more like a book than an RP. I got about a hundred posts in, and that's when I realized that I wanted to RP again. I could tell it was different now; this time I wouldn't get bored halfway through making an app and give up. So, now I'm back.

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Shaula




"Don't put words in my mouth! I never said anything about lizard people," Shaula said to Trevor. Besides, that would be ridiculous; there was no evidence for lizard people now that she knew Trevor wasn't one. The conversation turned to the portal, then Trevor and Jason waltzed straight through to who-knows-where without so much as grabbing a granola bar. The other three were more cautious. "I'm coming right back," Shaula said to them, "Don't do anything stupid without me, got it?" She ran back to her house, hoping the portal wouldn't close without her. If she wanted to figure out how to fix all this, going through was her best option.

Climbing down the ladder to her bunker, Shaula grabbed a backpack and stuffed it full of canned food, water bottles, a can opener, a flashlight, and of course, a large bag of Orgone emitters that she had kept in there just for emergencies. She locked the door and headed back to find that the others had already left. The edges of the portal were shimmering and trembling, like it was straining just to hold itself open - she didn't have much time. Shaula ran, jumped through the portal, and -

She landed, nearly headfirst, onto a hard, rocky surface just as the portal snapped shut behind her. It lead to a dark, underground cavern, with passages branching off in every direction and spurts of fire lighting the room. There was some shouting and a lot of "nopes", but Shaula didn't pay much attention to them, as a giant, flaming spider was barely ten feet away from her. It had great, hairy legs and venomous pincers that looked like they could rip a person in half.

The spider lumbered around in a blind rage, trying to extinguish itself against the wall while avoiding the fire Jason shot at it. Shaula tried to stand up but couldn't. She hadn't completely made it through the portal in time - it had cut off her legs. Between that and the spider, she started panicking, but then she saw something extraordinary: her legs were slowly reforming themselves, as though the water knew what shape to take. Before they could reform, however, the spider leapt at the group in a last-ditch effort to kill them - Shaula was barely able to roll out of the way in time. If not for it being on fire, it would have been impossible to see where the spider was. Unfortunately for Shaula, she didn't realize that until after she panicked and shot it with water.
"Treasure Town's off that way. I can show you later, but right now I've gotta get my stuff back," I said to the Aron, "I'm Gavin, by the way." Magma explained the situation to him, and despite having just met me, Magma was actually willing to help. We headed off into the forest towards where he had heard the talking, and before long I heard a faint, frustrated cry, "I'M NOT A MORON, I'M A BADASS!" We followed the sound to a small cliff, where I spotted the Aron from before stuck at the bottom. The spike on his back had been driven into the ground, preventing him from doing anything except flail his legs uselessly as Hudson rummaged through his belongings.

"I'll be taking this... jar of paint," Hudson said, examining the jar like there should have been something more useful hidden inside, "Is that really all you have on you? Whatever, I can get a decent price for it, anyway." A message came from his bag again as he scurried towards the bushes, the Aron still flailing helplessly on the ground and screaming empty threats. I couldn't help but feel sorry for the Aron, but if we were going to catch Hudson we needed to act fast. "Magma you go left," I said, making up a plan on the spot and turning to the green-eyed Aron, "and you go around him to the right. I'll distract him. We need to block his escape."

Luckily, the cliff was short enough to jump down. I came up behind Hudson just as he reached the bushes and grabbed the oversized bag he was dragging across the ground. "You again?" he said, pulling against me to try and get his bag back, "Just scram already, won't ya?"

"Someone get him!" I shouted, as Hudson aimed his tail at me and shot several venomous-looking needles. I dodged them but let go of his bag in the process. Hopefully, I had bought enough time for Magma or the new Aron to attack and block his escape.
Shaula




The lizard person's answer made no sense. What had she said about a state? And "Trevor"? What kind of name was "Trevor" for a lizard person? It gestured to another creature, which introduced itself as Jason and called Shaula a "conspiracy theorist maniac," a description Shaula was clearly not fond of. The creature rushed forward to grab her wrists without warning, but its talons splashed right through her, and she was able to snatch her Orgone emitter back. "I'm warning you, I will use this!" she said while backing out of its reach. If Shaula had learned anything from all the hate mail she got, it was was how to deal with people who disagreed with you.

"World gone mad I tell you.. mad..." another one said. Shaula couldn't agree more. This creature introduced itself as Celina and mentioned how they all seemed to have magic. "And does anyone.. really.. anyone has any idea how all those changes happened? Geez.... this is so freaken weird. And I feel so strange like this."

And just then, Shaula finally realized what she had been missing. "Hang on just a moment," she said, looking at each of them in a new light, "You're people? All of you are people!?" At the very least, people were still alive - if a bit changed. "Sorry about the rock," she said to Trevor, "I thought you were... something else. My name's Shaula." She made sure to be careful with her words, for fear of the others thinking her insane. "As for all this, I don't have a clue how it happened. But I do think I know who's behind it all, if you're willing to listen," she said in response to Celina's question.
Hey @Lucius Cypher, my character was going to run off towards a murderous, pickpocketing Wurmple with Magma, but did you want to post first so Gren had a chance to answer and we don't run off without him?
Shaula




A creature with feathers and scales swept by in pursuit of two other demons. Shaula could hardly believe her eyes; never in her entire life had she expected to see a living, breathing lizard person. Before today, lizard people had been nothing more than online rumors, baseless claims about shapeshifting creatures working alongside the aliens of the New World Order, yet here they were on her street. The two demons it was chasing were heading north towards Canada. Shaula almost felt sorry for them. She knew Canada wasn't a real country, but a facade put up by the New World Order to capture those trying to escape their agents in the states. If they really were heading to Canada though, Shaula needed to act fast - she needed a weapon.

She ran to the water meter behind her house, where she dug up a small object from behind it. It looked like a dull brown-orange muffin that had its top cut off. Inside it, sharp metal shavings could be seen glimmering around a white crystal in its centre. It wasn't the best one she had made, but it should work. Shaula crawled through her neighbors' backyards until she spotted the lizard person standing in the street, facing a portal it was about to escape through.

She summoned her courage, then ran up behind the lizard person and threw a rock at it. "Hey, you! Stay there! I have an Orgone emitter," Shaula said, holding the strange object at arm's length, "so any sudden movements and you'll be burning in hell with all the rest of the demons you brought here!" Her arm was trembling, but she didn't look away from the creature. She needed answers. "I've seen the signs! I've seen the lights in the sky - your ships! I know what you are, and I know why you came here! So just answer my questions, and you can be on your way! Got it?"
Celina and Mia are in front of Celina's house (maybe in a sort of suburb/neighborhood area), Shaula is across the street at her house, and Trevor is running after some people away from his house, which might or might not be nearby.
Shaula




A person who had just moved into Lucky City might not know the name Shaula Yates. But then again, most of her neighbors didn't either. To them, Shaula was that strange woman down the street, who could sometimes be spotted putting up signs like "Research Roswell! Area 51 is real!" and "Are your politicians really who they say they are? Find out now, on the Truth Seeker Podcast!" As usual, the curtains of her house were drawn tight, and not a single light was on. A passerby on the street might have thought she had gone away. What the passerby would not have known, was that Shaula was currently hiding beneath her backyard in an underground bunker. However, that's assuming there would have been any passerby on a day like this.

Inside the bunker, Shaula laid on her bed in darkness, listening to the static of the radio. All the other times she had slept in here, the radio had still been playing music when she woke up. But not this time. This time, it had really happened. She didn't want to think about how many people the meteor had killed or how many would die in the aftermath; all Shaula wanted to do was go back to sleep and pretend none of this had ever happened. But she had to be strong, and she had to keep going. After opening the vent and turning the generator's key, the bunker came to life, its lights flickering on while the air vent's fan got to work cleaning out the past night's stale air.

Shaula was about to go to her desk, when she caught sight of her hand, still clutching the generator's key. Her hand had become completely transparent. Not only that, but her arm as well. She let her gaze travel up to her arm, then to her shoulder and chest, where she saw her entire body looked just like it were made of glass. Shaula slowly brought her finger to her palm, and it went straight through as though parting water. This had to be a dream. She ran to the mirror, where a transparent woman stared back at her with a look of pure horror on its face - this felt much too real to be a dream.

"No... No... This can't..." She said, her mind racing through every possibility until it landed on the one she had been fearing the most. "Oh my god. It was them. What is this!? What did they do to me!?" This was no accident; someone did this to her, and she had a terrible feeling in her stomach that told her she knew exactly who it was. Shaula ran to the bunker's ladder and tried to grab it, but it went straight through her hand just like her finger had. For a moment, she wanted to shout for help through the air vent, but there would be no one around to hear. The door in the ceiling now seemed much farther away than it had last night. Determined to get out, Shaula reached her hand out in front of her, focusing on the first rung of the ladder as she slowly closed her hand around it. This time it didn't pass through. Shaula carefully climbed the ladder before releasing each of the bunker's locks, pushing the door open and climbing out into her shed.

The shed looked the same as she had left it last night: garden tools strewn about, a lawnmower taking up most of the room, and the bunker's entrance hidden by an old carpet. Shaula checked the area for any devices that would indicate their troops had been here, then she went outside to do the same. The area seemed to be clear, but that didn't prove anything. Only once Shaula was certain nobody was there did she notice the shouting and chaos in the street. Right now would be the perfect time to get back inside unseen, but she had to know what was happening - she had to know what had happened to her.

Shaula sneaked around her house and saw a large hole that had been torn into its side, revealing her ransacked living room. Her TV and computer were missing, and the sofa had been ripped to shreds. Looking out into the street, none of her neighbors' houses had fared much better. Some had holes torn into them, while others had smashed windows or crashed cars in their walls. However, what scared Shaula the most wasn't the state of the city, but the creatures that had invaded it. A terrifying green monster with wings like a demon passed overhead, on a collision course with a creature that had just emerged from her neighbor's house across the street. Other creatures like it were dotted across the sky, some with feathers, some with scales, and others that looked more like giant, flaming birds. A plume of fire shot into the air a couple blocks away.

Through the madness of it all, Shaula understood the truth. How could she have been so blind! Of course the meteor hadn't been their real plan! That's why they announced it on TV a week before! That's why they warned everyone! They wanted the chaos; they wanted the world to tear itself apart, for it to weaken itself so they could put their true plan into motion. The New World Order had unleashed demons across the world.
And I'm finally done. I may have accidentally wrote more than I planned to.

I love it, but none of us are members of the guild yet, so we don't have anything to get the message on. We are, however, chasing down a crazy outlaw Wurmple who's stolen a bunch of items from people, so maybe an explorer's badge he could've stolen from someone got the message?
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