AH: XDXD Can we get someone else to make a daring, sudden entrance? XDXD
AH: XDXD Not that I'm not overjoyed at the touching tenderpumped reunion between loving matesprits here, but this is supposed to be at LEAST in part a tactical regrouping effort. XDXD
AH: XDXD We're only a quarter of the way through the list. XDXD
AH: XDXD Anybody? XDXD
AH: XDXD My finger is dangerously close to tagging one of you. XDXD
AH: XDXD Who could it possibly be? XDXD

animatedHumorist [AH] has tagged macabreExude [ME].

AH: XDXD None of the memos have had even a smidge of your color so far, and truthfully? I feel like we should know each other better. XDXD
AH: XDXD Why don't you tell me about yourself! What's your favorite movie? What's your favorite time to respond to memos? Mine is soon. XDXD
PO: ~FUCK why did you pick HIM firs+?~
SA: (why not him?)
PO: ~I wasn'+ asking you.~
AH: XDXD Uh, what part of EVERYONE didn't get past that unreasonably thick calcium cranium of yours? XDXD
PO: ~id have preferred i+ if you a+ leas+ leaned over and +old me firs+~

macabreExude [ME] has riposted to "XDXD Rebeating the dead omenbeast. XDXD".

ME: Eye had every intenti.o.n t.o. make an appearance
ME: And t.o. succinctly answer y.o.ur questi.o.ns:
ME: Eye d.o. n.o.t watch m.o.vies anym.o.re and eye am very aware .o.f wh.o. y.o.u are
ME: Because eye am n.o.t an idi.o.t
ME: Hell.o. every.o.ne
ME: Miss p.o.emme there's really n.o. need f.o.r y.o.u t.o. sweep aside my presence, this isn't an issue f.o.r me
PO: ~Don'+ do +ha+.~
ME: D.o. what exactly
PO: ~you KNOW my NAME~
PO: ~or a+ leas+ i s+ill assume +ha+ you do~
ME: And that means?
PO: ~No+hing~
PO: ~Forge+ abou+ i+~
ME: N.o.t the simplest task, but if y.o.u insist
ME: It has been quite a while since .o.ur last legitimate c.o.rresp.o.ndence
ME: Th.o.ugh eye recall them being a mite m.o.re charitable
AH: XDXD Faseyenating. XDXD
AH: XDXD See? Plenty charitable. I'm slobbering philanthropy all over your gaudy steel-toed boots. XDXD
ME: That's weird
SA: (i've read weirder)
SA: (that doesn't even break my top 12 list of ARCJEC strangerisms)
DQ: *ditto*
AH: XDXD It appears we have simultaneously progressed and regressed so far back that we've lost our flair for the hyperbolic. XDXD
AH: XDXD You both never really got out much, from what I understand? XDXD
AH: XDXD And I'm not one to judge! My last two sweeps have been painfully uneventful up until this can of drastic measures decided to spray itself all over me. XDXD
ME: By ch.o.ice
ME: .O.r s.o. eye was t.o.ld
AH: XDXD Not the point and without room to talk. XDXD
AH: XDXD Where are you right now? XDXD
ME: Same place as just ab.o.ut every.o.ne else eye w.o.uld assume
ME: My planet's name escapes me at the m.o.ment
ME: There were m.o.re pressing issues .o.n my mind after eye was given the rund.o.wn fr.o.m w.o.rmw.oo.d
DQ: *lovely*name*
ME: Eye disagree pers.o.nally
PO: ~Yeah, i+ was sarcasm~
ME: .O.h well
ME: A part .o.f me still struggles t.o. c.o.mprehend the utter phantasmag.o.ria .o.n a base level
ME: Far fr.o.m fascinati.o.n and farther still fr.o.m a sense .o.f spirituality
ME: And yet an.o.ther feels... relief
ME: After struggling with my pr.o.fessi.o.n f.o.r s.o. l.o.ng, it eventually dawned .o.n me that there were reas.o.ns f.o.r the dread that h.o.unded me in my w.o.rking h.o.urs
ME: Despite it taking s.o. much mental energy t.o. reach that c.o.nclusi.o.n
AH: XDXD So what you're telling me is that you're safe, right? XDXD
ME: Yes that is what eye am saying
ME: R.o.gi and eye b.o.th have made it int.o. this game with.o.ut any physical harm
AH: XDXD Great, all I needed to hear. XDXD
SA: (ah wait! actually, i am curious)
SA: (OCCEUS, how did you manage to let the portal scooch in your little friend?)
SA: (when COOP tried to force her way in after me, it would not let her enter)
ME: Eye wasn't aware there were any systems in place that guard y.o.ur entry gates against unwanted visit.o.rs but eye supp.o.se it makes sense
ME: Perhaps it rec.o.gnized the bl.oo.d running thr.o.ugh his veins?
ME: Th.o.ugh if that were true any .o.ne .o.f .o.ur guardians c.o.uld stumble in as they pleased

windlessArtificer [WA] has riposted to "XDXD Rebeating the dead omenbeast. XDXD".

WA: I've got a pet theory-
WA: Literally- because my portal was nice enough to let Mutt into The Game with me-
WA: But here's the kicker-
WA: Far as I'm aware- Mutt is the only purebreed artificial lusus we've got in our ranks-
WA: Lusii reduplication is pretty different to troll reduplication- in case you guys didn't know-
WA: We're genetically modified clone grubs-
WA: They're more like shells implanted with your blood- and a model learning system similar to what they're trying to replicate-
WA: And Rogi's basically just a shambling hunk of personified rotting meat-
WA: Maybe the portals block out what they read as living creatures- and supposed inanimate objects can come through-?
SA: (that makes a moderate amount of sense!)
ME: Quite
ME: By the way mister ferr.oo. while eye have y.o.u .o.n the line
ME: Due t.o. .o.ur predicament eye have n.o.t been able t.o. reach the mandated quarterly c.o.rp.o.rate qu.o.ta
ME: As such eye believe that eye have been let g.o. fr.o.m my p.o.siti.o.n in the field
WA: Hex put you on the chopping block-?
ME: Par f.o.r the c.o.urse
ME: Unf.o.rtunately that means eye am .o.ut .o.f w.o.rk and s.o. are y.o.u
ME: N.o. m.o.re cadavers t.o. be made
WA: The trickle down system's faulty magic shows its age-
WA: Nobody else is as interested in peeling skin off of bones-
ME: A tr.o.ubling situati.o.n
ME: We'll simply have t.o. remain friends in spite .o.f welfare
WA: Damn-
WA: Next you'll be telling me I need to listen to you- even though I'm not getting paid for it-
AH: XDXD Where the fuck have you been? XDXD
WA: Look who made it out in one piece-
WA: Hey there birthday boy-
WA: How was your special night-
AH: XDXD Birthday?? XDXD
WA: Yeah-
WA: Your day of birth- which you celebrate every sweep-
WA: The other terms take too long to type- I'm conserving energy by making words up-
WA: You're an unmotivated heap of garbage- you can understand my predicament-
AH: XDXD I make up words in a concentrated effort to add a little zest to an otherwise bland plateau of a sentence. XDXD
AH: XDXD When you think about it, I'm the one doing all the conversational heavy lifting here! My back is killing me with how hard I've been shouldering this weight. XDXD
SA: (adding to the word count with trivial enhancements does not an impactful sentence make!)
SA: (instead, it only makes it sounds like you're stalling an overdue paycheck u^u)
AH: XDXD You're just saying that because you avoid swears like the plague. Verbose bloating comes far more naturally to those who eagerly exploit common courtesy. XDXD
PO: ~is +ha+ why you're dragging +his whole +hing ou+ as far as i+ can +ake you~
PO: ~you've garnered some sor+ of warped sense of responsibili+y for +aking advan+age of language conven+ions?~
AH: XDXD Yeah, and I can keep it short and sweet sometimes too! XDXD
PO: ~Yes?~
AH: XDXD Fuck off. XDXD
PO: ~Li++le fucking la+e for +ha+ now~
WA: So when are you going to ask me-
AH: XDXD Ask you what? XDXD
WA: About what I've been up to since our last chat-
WA: I want to brag-
AH: XDXD Brag about what? XDXD
WA: My land-?
WA: It's full of water- none of you chumps could handle it-
WA: But as a neutrally aligned hydrotruther- it's kinda comforting-
PO: ~+ha+ sounds abysmal~
PO: ~as someone who lives righ+ by +he shoreline i can +ell you jus+ how rank +ha+ comes off~
WA: I sort of lied about you not being able to handle it though-
WA: Because you're all going to have to come through here at one point or another-
WA: This is sort of an integral point for the events ahead-
DQ: *ive*been*wondering*about*that*actually*
DQ: *do*we*know*what*our*ultimate*goal*here*is*?
ME: N.o.t especially
ME: These tribulati.o.ns were .o.nly the first stages .o.f s.o.mething far greater eye assume

furbishFacilitated [FF] has riposted to "XDXD Rebeating the dead omenbeast. XDXD".

FF: w w what did you a assholes sucker me into
AH: XDXD Sucker! That's a very particular descriptor for something that didn't happen. XDXD
AH: XDXD Do you REALLY think any of us want to be here THAT badly? XDXD
AH: XDXD Not sure if you noticed, but we weren't given much in the way of options. XDXD
AH: XDXD It was either come here and play The Game or turn into burnt stains splattered on the ground. XDXD
FF: that d didnt even h happen
FF: if t t this stupid game n needed us so bad then why even t try to stamp us out
WA: Initiative mostly-
SA: (so it was for a sense of false urgency?)
WA: I mean- you could call it a lie-
WA: But it's less that it wasn't going to happen- and more that it was unlikely to happen-
FF: i w wouldnt mind as m m much if this game didnt s suck so bad
FF: my planet b b blows its like a p playground for grubbies
FF: sure its l lifelike but what does that matter if it isnt even f fun to play
PO: ~i+s lifelike because i+s real~
PO: ~+his is some+hing +ha+ is ac+ually happening~
PO: ~you do unders+and i+s real righ+~
FF: do you u understand that im still l literally correct and also i d dont care
FF: why should i be i i impressed that i got z zapped into some alternate dimension if its t the lamest most b b boring alternate dimension e ever
DQ: *maybe*because*this*is*an*unprecedented*phenomenon*
DQ: *the*likes*of*which*we*have*never*seen*before*
DQ: *clearly*orchestrated*by*beings*far*beyond*our*comprehension*?
FF: o okay thats cool and a all
FF: but maybe these b beings should have m made this planet up to my s standards then
FF: instead of making it b b b bad and terrible
WA: I'm very interested in seeing- what something that measures up to your standards looks like now-
WA: Wow-
FF: look they probably had a b bajillion sweeps to p polish all the intricate b bells and w whistles
FF: s streamline processes
FF: but no i g got a pastel marker playland with a traffic c cone denizen that l looks at me like im some sort of p prize

gigantisDebilitation [GD] has riposted to "XDXD Rebeating the dead omenbeast. XDXD".

GD: You w/\nt to t/\lk /\bout not h/\\/ing your st/\nd/\rds met?///
FF: y yes thats exactly what i want to t t talk about
GD: Try st/\rting /\t your first checkpoint///
GD: Dropped underground with minimum cr/\ft support to recoup your lost specibus///
GD: /\nd then you're stuck stupidly following rot/\ting p/\ths before being /\ccosted by /\ godd/\mn boss cre/\ture///
GD: Dollop on top being th/\t your /\rm is still broken///
WA: Sounds like a step back- from the standards we were talking about earlier-
WA: But still-
WA: Woof-
WA: Did you win-
GD: No, I didn't. I'm de/\d now///
WA: That's too bad-
GD: Yes, of course I fucking did///
WA: Well- you can't just take it back like that-
WA: How am I supposed to know the truth now-?
GD: This your go-to method of bothering folks here, bub?///
AH: XDXD It's his only method of bothering people, period. XDXD
WA: Hey-
WA: I only do it when I know the other person is dependably receptive to my antics-
GD: /\nd just when did you decide th/\t?///
WA: I didn't-
WA: Don't rush me-
GD: ...Right///