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    44 KB Post-Valentine Quest, Chapter IV Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)16:39 No.8174457  
    You're a man in your mid-twenties, not exactly good looking, but not ugly either. You go by the name of Lucius. You're pissed that you didn't have a date for Valentine's Day, and on your hunt for something (or someone?) to do, you were lead to a secret night club under the local library where you were acquainted with four women, three of which you have had sexual encounters with.
    You've just left the one girl Amber's dorm room and are now standing by the bus stop. It is 4:10PM on the 15th of Februrary 2010.
    One bus arrives at 4:20, going down-town - you can take this one home.
    Another arrives at 4:32, going west to the industrial part of town.

    >Industrial quarters

    >What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:40 No.8174467
    >score drugs
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:40 No.8174472
    commit suicide
    >> Stats & Inventory Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)16:40 No.8174482
    Primary attributes
    Strength: 11
    Dexterity: 12
    Intelligence: 13
    Health: 9

    Secondary attributes
    HP: 10/10
    Perception: 12
    Will: 12
    Fatigue Points: 8/9

    You know you have
    >Used bus ticket
    >Small blunt pencil
    >Half a box of matches
    in your pockets.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:41 No.8174491
    I take the bus home
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:41 No.8174497
    >like a boss
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)16:42 No.8174513
    >Bus home, 1 vote

    >Previous chapters
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:44 No.8174527
    OP is a straightedge
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:46 No.8174554
    How long since we've slept, eaten, and how long until work?

    Voting for industrial section unless these prove needing attention.
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)16:47 No.8174578
    I change my vote to industrial section.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)16:51 No.8174647
    >No job before tomorrow 2PM.
    >Last slept about an hour ago, well rested.
    >Last ate about three hours ago, quite full.

    >Where'd you go to score drugs?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)16:59 No.8174746
    Industrial section gogo let's get to finding something interesting.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:03 No.8174806
    You stand around waiting for 22 minutes, nothing interesting happens. Seems most people are still in school or maybe out.
    The bus arrives and you step in. It's the same grumpy old bus driver as yesterday. He takes your money - last cash, but you still have your credit card.
    You sit, alone in the bus for a good 15 minutes before a young girl, probably 13-15 years old, dressed in black and blue with obviously fake dark-red hair. She goes to sit in the back of the bus.
    You arrive 5 minutes later at the industrial quarters. The girl steps out too. She gives you a killer stare, then steers straight north.
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:05 No.8174836
    I vote that we stalk the girl from distance. Why would she be out here at this time of day?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:07 No.8174861
    >run after her
    >fire off a cheesy pick-up line
    It worked in LCS.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:09 No.8174883
    She continues down the road and down between two fences - inside the fences are factories, but one of them is apparently abandoned. You can see her for about 100 feet into the 'alley' before she disappears behind an industrial chimney.
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:10 No.8174891
    Mid twenties guy goes after underaged girl, if that's going to work we should take on a diffrent approach instead of running up to her acting creepy.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:11 No.8174908
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    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:11 No.8174913

    Follow, but not too closely. Alternatively just go around the chimney and see if anything's going on.

    We don't want to stumble on some situation we can't handle.
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:11 No.8174916
    Is it possible that she noticed me?
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:15 No.8174970
    She gave you an evil stare before she determinedly walked towards the chimney.

    You follow at a distance. Other people are walking around, maybe two or three workers from the nearby factories. They look at you and you sense they're exchanging mockeries about you, though you can't hear what they're saying.
    The girl is gone, far down the fenced alley - you can't see her anymore.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:15 No.8174975

    Be careful. Is there something nearby we can pick up as impromptu weapon?
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:16 No.8174984
    Noticed stalking her of course.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:16 No.8174989

    Hmmmm. Nevermind then.

    Turn around and look at the workers, see if they look away.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:17 No.8174994
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    Well, if we can't see her from the street...

    ...neither can anyone else.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:18 No.8175018

    Go back to the main road and look around. Does anything look interesting at all?
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:20 No.8175044
    Why should we not continue following the girl?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:22 No.8175071

    To be honest, it's mostly because she's probably underaged. Well, if we want to follow her I'm fine with that too.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:24 No.8175096
    They're seemingly on their way to a factory down the road, apparently not up for trouble. Other workers come and go, but don't seem to take much notice of you other than mocking looks of disgust. It seems they have some sort of prejudice against you.

    There's an obvious pile of rubble on the other side of the fence of the abandoned factory. Among the rubble are plenty of pipes that can be used as clubs.

    No way she saw you afterwards, she had her back turned the whole time.

    You know there's an abandoned amusement park somewhere, though you've never been there. It's sometimes used for raves, but it's not likely that there should be one at this hour.
    Else, it's just the boring industrial part of town, except of course for the abandoned factory.
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:25 No.8175107
    Apart from the actual main quest, this girl is interesting and in meta fashion well described = raised relevance. What do?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:25 No.8175111
    Because we're not a fucking pedophile or rapist.

    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:27 No.8175141
    Then i suggest that we take a pipe for club, hide it on me and continue stalking her.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:27 No.8175146

    Agree with this. We've been seen following a girl, whether or not that's the reason for the workers' disdain is unclear, but I'm not about to push it.

    How about we go home, freshen up, and maybe go to the museum, our workplace?
    >> >>8174491 !YgQRHAJqRA 02/19/10(Fri)17:30 No.8175186
    As long as the majority agrees with it I propose we go with your decision.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:33 No.8175229
    You're out of cash, but there's still half an hour left of the one you just bought - they're good for any 2-zone bus (any bus in this vicinity) for 1 hour after purchase.

    >Go home
    >Get pipe
    >Follow girl

    >What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:33 No.8175231

    Maybe take a pipe, a short one. Then take it home.

    One never knows.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:34 No.8175252
    Home. Is there an ATM near our place where we can get some more cash? It's always good to have a few bills on-hand.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:36 No.8175261
    You've got plenty of cash at home.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:36 No.8175263

    Second this, let's just go home first.

    Havne't been home for some time, now, have we?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:37 No.8175282
    >No job before tomorrow 2PM.
    >Last slept about an hour ago, well rested.
    >Last ate about three hours ago, quite full.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:38 No.8175304
    Yes, thank you for the recap.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:39 No.8175326

    Cheers mate.

    Head home, let's go.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:44 No.8175399
    Not since late last evening.

    You go back to the bus stop. It's quite crowded with workers, all mumbling something about 'the damn junkies.'
    You get through the crowd, about a dozen workers total, and see the bus arrives at 5PM sharp. It's 4:52.
    You stand around for a while and take quite a few mocking glares. The bus arrives soon and you get in last. The driver, a young man apparently of Arab descent, nods smilingly at your bus ticket.
    You go sit by the exit, surrounded by workers all mumbling and laughing and having lively conversations.
    The bus soon arrives mid town and the workers get off. A young couple, roughly the same age as you get in, but besides them and you, the bus is now empty. It continues towards down town where you live and soon you're home. You find your keys and get in.
    Time is now 5:43.

    >What do you do?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:46 No.8175440
    Zounds! Don't tell me that young woman was going to do drugs! That would be wrong!

    Watch TV. Surf 4chan. Brag to all the neckbeards.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:49 No.8175492
    >For how long?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:49 No.8175505

    What do we have in our house? TV?

    Surf news sites.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:51 No.8175528

    An hour.

    Is there anything we can make for dinner? Or shall we take some money and go out for dinner?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:51 No.8175535
    Hmmm, we should probably get up at 10-11 tomorrow to give us a goodly amount of time to wake up and be ready for work.....

    Stay up doing enjoyable things until 2ish in the morning?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:52 No.8175547
    go to mcdonalds!
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:53 No.8175559
    >32" CRT TV, 37 channel cable TV
    >250GB stationary computer w. 1mb Internet (and proxy protection)
    >Real food
    >Fast food
    >Broken blow up doll
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:53 No.8175561
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)17:54 No.8175578

    Well, let's watch TV for a while, then maybe get some real food.

    Then go through our cellphone, and see if there's anyone to blind-message. Former schoolmates?
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:55 No.8175594
    >Implying xkcd isn't good satire
    >sage for OOG discussion
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:55 No.8175598
    Okay... Watch TV for an hour, then make dinner from REAL FOOD.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)17:57 No.8175625
    You watch some cartoons for a while, nothing you haven't seen before. They're rerunning Courage the Cowardly Dog again again again.
    IQ check, 15 or less to successfully make a pasta dish.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:59 No.8175654
    rolled 4, 6, 6 = 16

    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)17:59 No.8175669
    Oh come on! How do you screw up spaghetti?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:00 No.8175680


    Musta been too absorbed by Courage the Cowardly Dog...
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:02 No.8175703
    The pasta has boiled too hard and the vegetables were wokked to coal. Maybe you should try something else.
    You still have some microwave pizzas and there's also the diner/burger joint nearby.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:03 No.8175719
    Do we have any rice? I know how to make rice. I can give you the step by step instructions if I have to. It is impossible to mess up.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:05 No.8175747
    You've got some rice left in the back of the cabinet.
    IQ check, 17 or less to make a rice dish
    >meaning you have to crit to get it wrong.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:08 No.8175808
    rolled 1, 2, 3 = 6


    Come on, I can't screw rice up!
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:09 No.8175811
    rolled 1, 6, 3 = 10

    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:09 No.8175817

    Well, now eat rice, go online, look around if there are free concerts in town.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:10 No.8175838
    You sit down and eat your dinner after cleaning up the mess the pasta left. It's quite good.
    Any specific keywords? Search engine?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:12 No.8175860
    Pfft, search engines. Where we're going, we won't need search engines. Check out TV Tropes. That should keep us occupied for the next 4-5 hours.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:15 No.8175886

    Search for free concerts?
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:19 No.8175958
    There are a couple of concerts in town, though none of them are free. There's an avant-garde jazz/punk soloist playing at a bar down town, a slam death metal band playing in the upper eastern part of town and some famous pop singer/actress is giving a concert on the local stadium, all tomorrow at 9, 11 and 8PM respectively.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:21 No.8176001
    Hmmm, we get off of work at 9, right? So we won't be able to see the jazz guy. Do we like death metal? I'm against going, but that's just me.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:22 No.8176015
    Check out >>8174457
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:23 No.8176025

    Ugh, I'd like to go for the jazz one personally, but we won't knock off before 9PM for work would we?

    I guess that just means we'll have to stay home then. Get some sleep, after our adventures last night.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:24 No.8176043
    >Character type is completely up to you guys. He's quite a dapper gent, seemingly, though quite a player. Slam metal isn't exactly dapper, but he might be deviant when it comes to music, for a sake of seeming avant-garde or mysterious?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:26 No.8176070

    Would personally prefer jazz, really... oh well.

    What else can a person do in the evening, really?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:27 No.8176095
    Agreed. Oh well, let's keep an eye on this guy. Maybe we'll be able to catch him next time he plays.

    >Fair enough.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:30 No.8176134
    >So what do you do?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:30 No.8176146
    TV Tropes.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:32 No.8176163
    You click around and have a laugh here and there.
    Nothing special.
    >How long? What next?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:34 No.8176200
    Unless someone else has a better idea, until we're tired and go to bed. Tomorrow we have work.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:36 No.8176231

    Second this. Set alarm for early tomorrow.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:38 No.8176267
    You set the alarm for (State, default is 7)AM and go to bed.
    HT check, 13 or less to forcibly go to sleep.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:39 No.8176277
    rolled 5, 3, 2 = 10

    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:39 No.8176282
    rolled 2, 1, 4 = 7


    7 is fine. We're going out for a jog.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:43 No.8176350
    You fall asleep around 11PM and wake up at about 7AM.
    A bit hungry, but a good night's sleep has you fueled for a while.
    >What do you do?
    >> Sergeant Major Alexandros III !PhseAMrpPY 02/19/10(Fri)18:45 No.8176372

    Have a good and tasty breakfast.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:45 No.8176381
    Make breakfast. The first step to a good day is a healthy morning meal. Do we have some bacon and eggs? Maybe some toast too.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:46 No.8176399

    We're going out for a jog first, before having breakfast.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:46 No.8176400
    You pull out a bowl and a carton of milk, fill the bowl with cornflakes and pour on the milk. Yum!
    Time is now 7:14AM.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:47 No.8176414

    Second this. Well, after breakfast, maybe just go out for walk.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:47 No.8176420

    Isn't it a bad idea to exercise on an empty stomach? I know we should avoid overeating and then jogging, but a good breakfast should precede and strenuous activity.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:48 No.8176425
    >A frayed knot.

    With Health 9, that would not be a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:50 No.8176442

    Fair enough. Now we can go out for jog? I mean, what with cornflakes and milk in the system.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:51 No.8176465
    Yes. Excercise is good.

    >I don't get it.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)18:52 No.8176479
    After breakfast, you go for a jog in your jogging suit.
    >Jog to the park
    >Jog down town
    >Jog somewhere you don't know

    >What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)18:53 No.8176495

    Jog to the park, keeping a lookout for ladies. Go slow. When was the last time we jogged?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)18:54 No.8176504
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:00 No.8176550
    >You probably only jog a week each year before you give up. Let's say you used to be Health 8, so you have improved over the years.

    You jog to the park, a 5 minutes walk so it's not long before you get there. There are other people about, but not many, Most are old people walking their dogs, other joggers, most male though. Nothing of major interest, except two joggers. A blond with a huge rack and an Asian looking woman with nice buttocks.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:00 No.8176558
    lol xkcd
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:01 No.8176571
    Let's practice that jogging some, so we can get that Health score up.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:02 No.8176580

    Follow the blonde. Try to keep up, and observe her.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:03 No.8176597
    Jog. Attempt to improve Health stat. Think about whether we should try for a single relationship or sleep around.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:03 No.8176603
    Health check, 9 or less to not lose your breath too much to keep running (and mayhaps start following the blond)
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:04 No.8176609

    We can technically do both... they're not that strictly exclusive.

    But meanwhile, yes, do train up. Observe the blonde more, possibly.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:04 No.8176616
    rolled 4, 3, 1 = 8


    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:04 No.8176618
    rolled 6, 4, 5 = 15

    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:05 No.8176625

    How's the blonde girl doing? Is she obviously good at running?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:06 No.8176631
    Fair enough. Still, if we DO get into a steady relationship, sleeping around would probably be a bad thing, on the chance that she hears about it or finds out.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:06 No.8176636

    Fair enough. So let's not get into one, and get our fill of sleeping before settling with someone.

    We should also check out the industrial place one day.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:07 No.8176646
    You jog around the park a while, managing to not seem stalkerish about the blond.
    She eventually goes to sit down on a park bench and have a drink of water.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:08 No.8176665

    Hmmm. Go another few rounds, I guess. We should do this more often to build up HT.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:09 No.8176673
    Is there a water fountain nearby? Get a drink then sit down and rest on the bench with her.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:10 No.8176697

    Yeah, sit down and try to establish if she routinely jogs here. Say we're quite new to this place, didn't know about this nice park yada yada.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:11 No.8176702
    There's a water fountain about 8 feet from the bench.

    >Rest and flirt
    >Jog on

    >What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:11 No.8176713

    Drink, then sit beside her and strike up conversation.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:12 No.8176720
    Rest. Then after we've got our breath back go for another lap. If she's running at that point, try to keep pace with her.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:12 No.8176724
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    >No plans on Valentine's Day
    >suddenly Don Juan, Richard Savage, and Casanova all in one
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:12 No.8176728

    These sound all right.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:19 No.8176849
    You take a sip from the fountain and sit down casually on the bench. She smiles at you as if to gesture a hello and you reach your hand to introduce yourself. "Lucius is the name." She's a bit blown from running, but she tells you her name is Ramona.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:21 No.8176880

    'Do you always run around here, Ramona?'
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:23 No.8176913
    "H... Sometimes, yeah..." she half-coughs. "I should h-... probably work out more!" she laughs.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:23 No.8176914

    Ask if she lives around here.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:24 No.8176924
    "You ever hear that sex is a better exercise than jogging?"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:24 No.8176932
    Suggest that we run together. It'll be good to have someone to motivate and motivate us.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:25 No.8176942

    "Easy to do that when you've got a workout buddy. Too bad mine just ducked out on me."
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:27 No.8176983

    Good idea, this. 'Shall we run a few rounds together, maybe? Running alone is damned boring.'
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:27 No.8176985
    "Oh, this is just for looks. And you look fitter too!" she says and laughs.
    "That sounds nice." She pulls out a calendar. "How about Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-ish?"
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:29 No.8177005
    "Sure, let's give it a try."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:29 No.8177006
    (Does our work schedule conflict with that? Or are all our shifts during the afternoon/evening?)
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:31 No.8177038
    >Works fine for your schedule.

    You exchange phone numbers and she suggests you start right now.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:34 No.8177070
    Mention that you normally don't just run at the park, but around town.

    Go in a winding route leading toward home.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:35 No.8177092
    Patience is a virtue. Continue to jog around the park.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:35 No.8177098
    "Oh, really?" she says. "I've always ran in the park, it's so nice in the morning. Quiet."

    >Lead her home to your place?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:36 No.8177111

    Nah, let's run around the park instead. Go a few rounds.

    We can suggest the homeward one as a 'challenging' route later on!
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:37 No.8177129
    "It is that. A great place to jog, but I also like seeing the quiet side of town before everyone wakes up. It's interesting."
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:38 No.8177138
    Dice rolls permitting, good call.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:38 No.8177141
    You jog around for a while and you learn that Ramona works as a kinder garden teacher and that she loves children, hoping to have her own someday. She asks about your job and your dreams.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:40 No.8177170

    Say our job is at a museum.

    What should our dream be, then? To be a researcher in archaeology?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:41 No.8177203
    What museum exactly is it that we work in?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:42 No.8177208
    Obviously, we want kids too. And we should mention how hard it is to find a decent person like that these days.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:45 No.8177252
    No, see, lying; it's bad. Don't do it. Especially if we DO end up in a relationship with her, this kind of thing will go down badly later on. Take if from someone getting their Masters in Psychology. And if not from them, then take it from me.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:46 No.8177266
    I mean, unless you were serious and we actually have some drive to improve ourselves and get a better job and start a family. In which case ignore the previous post.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:48 No.8177298

    Well, jobs wise we're being perfectly honest. We do work at a museum.

    As for aspiration, I honestly don't know! I'm just throwing out possibilities. I mean, what kind of aspirations does museum staff have? No idea man.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:49 No.8177310
    Well of course, and in the process get lots of sexing.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)19:50 No.8177323
    >Small break, 10 minutes or so while I eat.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:50 No.8177324
    The same sort of aspirations everyone else has; working in a museum doesn't make you inhuman.

    Telling her that we're close to our goal of becoming Indiana Jones might do for a laugh.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:51 No.8177343
    Alright, point well defended.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)19:53 No.8177369

    Though you are right about the drive, man. Are we a college graduate? I mean, we've been to the college, haven't we?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)19:55 No.8177384
    Yeah, we have. What did we major in? This museum job pays the bills, but it would be nice if we could get a bteer job. Or maybe open a restaurant. I dunno, just tossing around ideas.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:03 No.8177488

    Good point, all those. Well. Let's say the archaeology answer first for a laugh.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:09 No.8177608
    That would actually be good. Many museums have archeology departments. We could ask if they are looking for some help. Next thing you know it's off to Egypt!
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:11 No.8177637
    Did the DM just disappear...?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:13 No.8177672
    Looks like it. This has been a long ten-minute break. But I'm sure he'll be back sooner or later. We just have to be patient. Though if anyone needs a bathroom break, now if probably a good time.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:19 No.8177773
    >Sorry, back now.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:22 No.8177821

    Wow, that took some time. Glad you're back though, thought you'd gone off.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:22 No.8177839
    You respond to Ramona's question with the Indiana-joke and she laughs.
    "I took geology in college, you know. I was quite good, too!"
    She sits down at another bench and sips from her bottle of water.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:24 No.8177872
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:26 No.8177896

    'How come the choice to teach at kindergarten, then? It's rare to find people who honestly like kids these days...'
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:29 No.8177954
    >Engh? Your point?
    >It was quite a dramatic sandwich. At one point, I wasn't sure if I was eating the sandwich or if the sandwich was eating me...?

    Ensue Ramona's life story. She grew up in an average family and became a straight A student for show, but quickly learned that your learn for life and not for school. She then wanted to become a geologist or biologist, much against the parents' wish of her becoming a doctor or lawyer, blah blah. In the last minute, she decided to become a teacher because "Kids are people too!"
    Time is now 8:05.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:31 No.8177979

    'Hurrah! Well, without people like you we're not going to have doctors and lawyers. Or biologists and geologists.'

    'Do you have work today, though? Kindergarten classes start pretty early don't they?'
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:34 No.8178022

    Ask her if she's had breakfast.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:34 No.8178026
    >Sounds like one hell of an epic sammitch. My point was, we've been to college; what did we major in?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:37 No.8178063

    Yeah, good point... or did we not make it at all?
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:37 No.8178077
    >Most likely geology and history? It seems to suit your character. Probably took a secondary class of psychology too, how does that sound? Give suggestions and I'll see what fits best.

    She looks at you as if she doesn't understand your first comment.
    "Uh, yeah, well - a lot of the children are off on vacation this week because a lot of companies give their employees time off around Valentine's Day. I just have to be in around 10," she says and smiles before she takes another big sip of her bottle and looks at her watch.
    "Speaking of, I better get home and shower!"
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:39 No.8178102

    'Yeah, freshen up for work eh?'

    Confirm the timing for our next jog with her. This is going to be good, eventually.

    Then, now that we're done... is the museum in a nice part of town? I feel like just wandering there.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:41 No.8178138
    >That sounds good.

    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:43 No.8178156
    You confirm the jogging times, you'll meet by the water fountain in the park Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30AM.
    The museum is in a very nice part of town, though quite close to down town which has a couple of clubs and bars, i.e. drunk, loud and rude people. The clubs and bars aren't open at this hour, though, so that part of town should be quiet now.

    Perception check, 11 or less.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:45 No.8178190

    So there won't be drunkards there now? Fair enough. Let's go then!
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:45 No.8178197
    Someone rolled a 12 and then deleted the post. For shame anonymous, I am disappoint.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:45 No.8178198
    Too bad.
    You say goodbye to Ramona who starts jogging east.
    She waves at you from a distance.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:46 No.8178204
    rolled 3, 3, 5 = 11


    Also, rolling...
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)20:46 No.8178217

    Huh, was there? Pity... oh well. Let's go off anyway. Go back, shower, get cash, go on bus?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:48 No.8178235
    Yeah, we probably shouldn't go to work in our jogging suit. Home, shower, heck, it's not even nine yet! We have plenty of time to do stuff.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:52 No.8178295
    You head home and arrive around 8:30.
    You grab a quick shower and gather some cash.
    You have $200 dollars lying around in various cash.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:54 No.8178339
    Well.... might as well take a look at the paper and see if anyone is hiring. If we can get a better job, it'll be the first step towards GOOD END.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:55 No.8178346
    Actually, does the museum have a geology department? We might be able to get a job there.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:55 No.8178355
    You don't subscribe to any papers. Only paper you get is the local Sunday morning magazine, at it doesn't have a job section.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)20:59 No.8178399
    Of course, the internet will solve our problem! To the internet!
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)20:59 No.8178415
    The museum has a research facility with partial focuses on geology and pre-historic anthropology.
    Keywords, search engine?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)21:01 No.8178438
    Um, the name of whatever city we live in, plus "geology" and "history" and "job".
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)21:03 No.8178474
    Nothing intriguing, but the museum (at which you work) has a job opening. They seek an assistant to the laboratory technician of the pre-historic anthropology department's research facility.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)21:05 No.8178504
    Hmmm, that sounds like something worth investigating. Pre-historic anthropology.....

    Wait, how would that work? Anthropology is the study of humans and our history, but humans weren't around in prehistoric times!
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)21:06 No.8178516
    What was the perception check for, anyways? Indulge my curiosity, please!
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)21:09 No.8178553
    >Hurr, think stone age... I'm not too sharp on my historical eras. Besides, prehistory is defined as before history was documented. I don't think cave paintings count as "documentation."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)21:09 No.8178568
    Fair enough. In that case, we should pursue that route. Maybe we can ask about it when we get to work.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)21:12 No.8178612
    >You failed the check, thus you didn't notice what I had in mind. If I told you, it'd be metagaming and metagaming sucks

    So you've found a job opening at the museum. That job probably pays the same, maybe a tad more than your current job, but it's a step up the ladder of becoming an archaeologist.
    Time is 8:58.

    >What do you do?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)21:16 No.8178672
    Um..... screw around on the interwebs until it's time to go to work? Do we have to make a check to prepare lunch at lunchtime?
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)21:20 No.8178751
    >Nah, let's let it slide. How about we call it a night? I think we're about to autosage and I gotta get up tomorrow. Not sure when, but sometime, that's for sure. You'll be ready for work next session.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)21:21 No.8178771
    >Sounds good. Any idea on when the next thread will be?
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)21:23 No.8178802
    >Let's say tomorrow, 8PM +1GMT. G'night! Someone archive maybe and post link?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/19/10(Fri)21:24 No.8178828
    >Shit, sup/tg/'s archiving field is down. Gonna have to wait until it comes back up.
    >> Original Plague Doctor !!JajszWhpsyf 02/19/10(Fri)21:26 No.8178848
    >Whatever, I'll snapshot and save it. If someone manages to archive this thread, just post it in the next thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)22:58 No.8180378
    bump in case this needs archiving yet

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