uh yes hello very timely announcement we made Lumi a flake mod lol
Type: Posts; User: Ampharos
uh yes hello very timely announcement we made Lumi a flake mod lol
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End - Denouement
desperation trumps passivity.
amidst persistent pleas, we pressed into the storm,
i with the quiet determination of a prisoner in the chair,
and he the nervous trepidation of the one pulling the lever.
it was hard, but not unreasonably so.
our worst fears did not come to pass.
the cave, after all, was not so far from the top of the mountain -
not that we could tell from inside.
and with one
we reached the peak.
the driving sleet drowned the senses.
a blanket of cumulonimbi smothered the surrounding air.
there was nothing to see but rocks and cold and infinite dark emptiness,
no different from the cave,
or the cold,
or the box.
thus the knapsack.
thus the knife,
at my throat and his,
cutting off the words within.
what could i say that i had not already heard?
in the subzero air, the rain that dripped down our cheeks burned.
lightning, not steel.
thunder roared into the silence.
the sleet had stopped.
weather moves quickly in the mountains of a moment,
and all-powerful dawn always returns to assert her will over the craven dark
the clouds broke.
the knife dropped.
those glassy slabs of his shattered and glistened as they absorbed the beauty around us.
colors we had not seen in years, or ever.
flora and fauna we had never noticed before. perhaps we couldn't, perhaps we just wouldn't.
an endless, inviting horizon, stretching in all directions except one:
it lay before us, taller than ours, so tall i could not see the summit through the mist.
its stark beauty was somehow inviting, its grandeur an invitation, its very existence begging the question
thus did i take the knapsack.
thus did i throw the knife off the mountain, as far as i could, not turning back to see where it landed.
those endless horizons are his, not mine.
those luminous colors an apology, a reconciliation for a life long gray.
that was his burden to bear.
so i left him there,
atop the mountain,
breathing in the frigid air
and vowing not to stop.
i, on the other hand, have set out alone,
for i have a mountain to climb.
Animal Midwife has elected to step down from the green team. We wish her the best.
hashtag not late
ahh whoops i almost forgot about this
think i can get something sent in by the end of the weekend
yeah it's kinda $%#!ed up that someone would be disengaged from this game
i am going to remember to join this one
None of this. There are minors on this site; sexually suggestive content to this extent is not permitted.
7 of my songs are directly pandering to benneh's daughter and the 8th is going to scare the $%#! out of her
hearing the syrcus tower theme without the sound of 24 people activating sprint+peleton at the beginning is surreal
i'll vote soonish
NOTE: As part of our concerted rebranding effort, the word "mafia" will automatically be replaced by the word "walrus" in forum posts, to help ease the transition. We hope this doesn't cause too much confusion for people.
After some long, deep reflection, we’ve decided to abandon mafia as this site’s purpose.
In spite of all our efforts, it’s clear that getting everyone to enjoy playing mafia is a lost cause. We’re tired of people insulting each other over games. We’re tired of people feeling stressed out because they have to play all day just to keep up. We’re tired of postgame salt. We’ve tried our best as staff members to mitigate these factors, to inject just a little bit of fun into the DNA of this site, but there are only so many things under the sun, and at some point we just have to face the facts. After seven years of trying and failing, it's clear that this site is a failed experiment, and that we need a change in direction.
It’s time we dedicated our site to an activity that people actually enjoy. That’s why, going forward, this website will be known as Walrus Universe. We’ve heard loud and clear from the community that walruses are a lot more fun than mafia, and it’s about time we listened. As such, all mafia games will be canceled effective immediately, and walruses will become the site’s main focus. The Mafia Championships will be replaced by the Walrus Championships; this change is already underway behind the scenes, and I look forward to hearing the best of what the internet has to offer musically.
I understand this announcement may come as a shock to some of you, but we feel it’s a necessary change, and hope you’ll all one day come to realize how much it’s positively impacted your lives. This is a great day for our community - the stress of mafia is GONE, and has been replaced by unrestricted pinniped-driven joy. In a few years, we’ll wonder why we ever played mafia at all.
i guess i should list off what my actual lineup is
Best Overall: benneh
Best Town: staypositivefriend, Zack
Best Wolf: LordQuas, YOLOSWAG
Best Mechanical/Strategic: Lissa
Most Enjoyable: Alette
Most Dedicated: Arete
Rising Star: cape90
Best Moustache: t om
i'm a bit slammed w/ other stuff atm, drawings WILL happen but it'll be a bit
e: @Amrock @ladd
leave my alts alone u clowns
somehow unsurprised at marcher winning
i am slightly convinced one of us is the other's evil twin
jury's still out on which is which
deadass the idea of saying 69 didn't even enter my mind
i realize that sounds like blatant lies but yall gotta remember my brain was in serious overanalysis mode
and then i realized "wait there are going to be a lot of repeat individuals in there. mutual acquaintances etc"
so i just said "$%#! it i'm knocking off like half of those and calling it a day"
...but not as high as some of those
lol good luck i gave up on math for this one after i realized that there were stupid qualifying factors i wasn't sure how to account for
my answer is DEFINITELY too high
which, i slightly underestimated ant height and slightly overestimated giraffe height
but it's a lot closer than i was worried it'd be so WE TAKE THOSE
ok my answer is definitely too high but not nearly as much as i feared
oh i should google some things real quick before my answer gets revealed here
i don't remember how tall giraffes are
i dont work in the financial sector i cant just bounce back from that sort of thing
so it became a numbers game of "how much money would i be losing anyways just from being in prison"