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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

posted by GuruGuru214 on - last edited - Viewed by 247.6K users

One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • @Noname215 said: Oh, writing out the way they die is the most fun. I got knifings, shootings, bashings, poisoning, and a strangling. Hitchcock would be proud.

    How they die is different from how they were murdered. There can't be witnesses or obvious evidence that links their death back to the killer, yet there still has to be some sort of clue that will allow the detective to figure out who's responsible. Or if there are witnesses, they need to be killed as well. It should be silent or take place far away so that nobody will know the deed is done until they stumble over the body. And the killer needs to have some sort of alibi for the time of death, so that they are not the first suspect, or otherwise they need to implicate someone else in the clues left behind. Or both.

    This is partly why you need to have a really good characterization for the killer, so that you know what methods they would prefer to conceal their own involvement. Or to make it more obvious. Would they tend to wiping an area clean of all possible clues, or would they try to frame someone by leaving very obvious clues leading to that person? Would they follow up the murder by killing any who seem to get too close to an accurate solution, or would they wait until the detective got close to an inaccurate solution to make an attempt? Or neither? Do they want to be caught? If this is a murder for personal gain, how do they plan to orchestrate it so that the benefits they will receive seem negligible? And if it's a murder of vengeance, how do they plan to mitigate the slights against them so that they don't point them out as a suspect? Or is it a dispassionate assassination?

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Two days back on the job...

    ...and I could already puke.

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    divisionten Moderator

    @Vainamoinen said: Two days back on the job...

    ...and I could already puke.

    Hugs, Vain. Lots of 'em.

  • Oil of Clove. It burns! It burns! XP

    Yeah. Tooth ache's suck. Damn wisdom teeth! -_-
    (They don't seem so wise to me! Poking themselves up and causing unnecessary pain! BAH! No wonder they are commonly removed! >;/)

  • @coolsome said: I can't help feeling stupid when I'm a grown man ordering Digimon box set off amazon.

    wear a spirit hood while ordering. You'll feel even worse.

  • @der_ketzer said: wear a spirit hood while ordering. You'll feel even worse.

    ...I was.


  • I still want Totally Spies: The Movie, but they only got the Dutch version on the online store where I actually can purchase it.

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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff

    I missed the return AND the re-departure of Davies?? :(

    (yep, I just caught up on 1.5 weeks of this thread)

  • @puzzlebox said: I missed the return AND the re-departure of Davies?? :(

    You're not alone. I was also gone for the entire period he was back. At least we got another Amazon Queen installment. (Go look at that if you haven't already.)

    In other news, I've been staring at screens full of hexadecimal numbers all day, but I think I found the problem I was looking for, so I am feeling proud of myself. At least until I check on the process tomorrow to see if it blew up overnight.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @puzzlebox said: I missed the return AND the re-departure of Davies?? :(

    Oh damn, I knew I should have informed you properly. I wasn't the only one waiting. :(

    He would have appreciated your flashy new red coat!

    @puzzlebox said: Hugs, Vain. Lots of 'em.

    Thanks, div. I can't get into detail here, but Sisyphus sends his greetings every day. I somehow do great and motivated deeds all day long and leave with no sense of achievement at all, as the tide just buries and destroys everything I try to build.

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