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Test Drive

TEST DRIVE MEME

If you'd like to apply to Snowblind and would like to test the waters first or get a sample set up for your application, this meme is for you! We've even provided some prompts for you to use if you want (but feel free to make up your own). Here's how it works.
✭ Reply to this entry with a character you're considering apping into the game. You can include the name of your character and the fandom in your subject line.
✭ Comment around to others on the meme, whether you're in the game already or not.
✭ Now you have a sample ready for your application!
✭ So go reserve and apply when reservations and applications are open.
✭ Seriously, do it.


Network Prompts
ONE: MAP CRUNCH
It looks like all the maps that you and your fellow captives have been spending so much time building have corroded and the files are unable to be viewed any longer. You've planned a rendezvous with another party in a building you've never been to before--and now you're not sure how to get there. Maybe someone on the network will be able to help guide you to your destination.

TWO: SOMEBODY CALL 9-1-1!
You got inside before lockdown, but not without the cost of sustaining an injury in your haste. You're fortunate enough to have found a first aid kit in one of the cabinets, but without medical experience you decide to contact the network for some advice in cleaning your wound. Or maybe you'd just like the company and reassurance while you try to stop the bleeding.


Action Prompts
THREE: DEFINING LANDMARKS
You and your traveling companion decide to spend the day building a landmark up out of the snow in front of the building you're currently taking shelter within. The more distinctive landmarks that buildings have, the better, right? But architectural nuances may prove difficult when the cold is biting against you, pressuring you to give up and go back inside. And could there be something more sinister lurking just out of sight...?

FOUR: PARTY CRASHER
A monster has been chasing you and your traveling companion for what feels like hours, and you're quickly losing steam. You manage to make it to a building--but there's plenty of time left before lockdown will secure you inside, and the monster isn't giving up. It throws and claws itself up against the door, and when it realizes that you have your weight against it, heads for the windows--and any other crevice may give it entry. You better think fast if you don't want it to force its way inside. It's a good thing you have more than one set of hands available to take action.

phaseshifter: (:Ia)

one; @guardian; voice

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-05-16 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
H...uh. I can't seem to access them either. Even the ones I made myself and saved locally. That's weird! I mean, no weirder than anything else around here, but still. Noticably off? Weird in a new way, not... spooky-weird.

[ Wow someone sounds awfully calm about ALL THE FREAKING MAPS being gone. Perky, even. WOW. ]

But no problem! I'm sure we can work something out. Are you near any of the more distinctive places? School? Funeral home? Ice tunnels? Corpse park? Fountain?

[ one of these things is not like the others~ ]
moneyman: (is subspace down for everyone or just me)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-05-19 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Corpse park? What the hell is—

[ nope, you know what? no. he doesn't want to know. what you don't know can't gross you out. ]

I don't... I'd have to go back outside and look, I don't know. But if I go too far, I'll get lost and I might not be able to find my way back. And then I'll probably get eaten. So I kinda have to weigh my options, here. Has something like this happened before?

[ he can't stop thinking about the corpse park, and how utterly unfazed this girl sounded saying it. shudder. ]
phaseshifter: (눈_눈)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-05-19 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course. A great number of times. Although I suppose it - mmmh. People don't always strictly get eaten? I've seen people kind of get - dissolved. Or disintegrated. Being eaten is absolutely a thing, though, whether you're lost or n--

[ Wait

W..........ait.
]

... You - you meant the. You meant has the maps thing happened before, didn't you. Not the getting-eaten thing.

[ Well. This is, uh.

Wow, this is awkward.
]

Um, so, no. It hasn't happened before. That I know of. Oh geez. Um, should - should we start over?
moneyman: (what does assimilation feel like)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-05-19 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[ there's just. a long stretch of silence here. it's really too bad this is an audio call, because his look of increasing horror as she goes on is probably priceless.

he coughs, eventually. ]


Uhh, yeah, I... I meant the maps. Thing.

[ another few seconds of silence. ]

But that... other stuff is good to know, too. I mean, it's... horrifying, but valuable information.

[ his voice drops in volume a bit, like he's talking mostly to himself. ]

Now I really don't wanna go outside.
phaseshifter: (:Ia)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-05-19 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, no no! You can't just stay in one place! Things start to... happen.

[ Best to keep it vague and not scare the poor unfortunate newbie any more than she already has! ]

 

 

[ WAIT SHOOT NO THAT JUST SOUNDS REALLY OMINOUS OH HECK ]

Um, I mean - not bad things. Or... okay no they're pretty bad. But not fatal! Unless you're really unlucky. Or you're around a lot of sharp objects. Or just one sharp object, I guess? It'd really only take one.
moneyman: (requisition starfleet uniform shorts)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-05-30 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
[ ah.




cool. ]


...Okay, so—so just to recap, if I go outside, I'll probably die. If I stay in here, I'll probably die. Is there any part of this equation that doesn't involve something really terrible happening?

[ the answer is 'no,' isn't it? ]
phaseshifter: ((OoO))

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-05-30 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, um. No guarantees. But you can minimise the risk! All you have to do is explore enough to find your bearings - some kind of landmark, you know - and then it will be a far simpler task to work out your location. Then you can stay put until people manage to get to you! It's not that hard, right?

[ Should. Should she try and make it sound even easier. Um. ]

I managed several days on my own when I first got here and I'm a five-feet-tall computer geek. Pretty much the worst kind of person to be around here, right? So you'll be fine!!

[ 8DDDDDDD ]
moneyman: (planet with best taco bowls)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-04 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ ...there's a long silence there. he really is boned. ]

I—okay. Okay, I'll go out. Just... can you just stay on the line? You know, in case one or all of those terrible things happen? That way if I die, at least... someone will know. That I'm dead. Then again, does it really matter if anyone knows? I mean, I'd probably just get eaten, so—

[ okay, no, let's not head down that road. ]

...Okay, I'm gonna shut up and go out there now. I'm doing it. I'm—

[ there's the sound of a door creaking open, and then a very manly little screeching noise. ]

Holy shit why does it have to be so cold!?
phaseshifter: (aC:)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-06-04 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Dude. Rela-- wow.

[ She has to take a second to cover her mouth, because that super masculine lil scream is dangerously close to making her laugh. Bless. ]

Don't worry. I'm not going anywhere, I'll be right here talking you through it! You're not going to die. And you get used to the cold pretty quickly. Or... well. Not used to it. Unless you're Haurchefant and you regularly wander outside with no shirt on for resistance training purposes.

 

You... probably shouldn't do that just yet. Keep moving. Standing still will only result in you getting wetter, colder and screamier.
moneyman: (is subspace down for everyone or just me)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[ "relax?" is that what you were gonna say? good luck with that—his default reaction to a crisis is to freak out. (and yes, sometimes scream. sorry.) ]

I'm not gonna take my shirt off!

[ although maybe the monsters would be too intimidated by how buff he is to come after him. that's definitely a possibility. ]

Okay, I'm moving! And looking! The abominable snowman isn't real, right?
phaseshifter: (└(・-・)┘)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-06-07 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't asking you to, I was - it was a joke. To put you at ease? I guess it... it fell a little flat. But there's still time!

As for the abominable snowman, let's... let's go with probably not. But even if it is, it might be friendly! So maybe just. Just concentrate on watching out for anomalies.

[...]

Whhhhich could look like the abominable snowman, in theory. They change appearance a lot.

 

 

Just, um, keep going.
moneyman: (requisition starfleet uniform shorts)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I know, I'm just saying I'm not gonna do it! You know, for the record!

[ he needs more clothes, not less. it's fucking cold. ]

What do you mean they change appearance? Like a shape-shifter or something?

[ he does not sound pleased about this at all. ]
phaseshifter: ((๑•﹏•);;;)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-06-07 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmmmmh. Kinda like - where I come from, there's a show called Blue Box Adventures, and the guy who adventures in the blue box has a piece of paper that always looks like whatever it needs to look like to the person viewing it? Like a psychic thing. The anomalies are more like that than shapeshifters as such! I think. They have a nasty habit of looking like things that are familiar.

So, um.

I hope you're familiar with lots of small, waggy-tailed puppies or something.
moneyman: (is there an orange alert)

1/2

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Blue Box Adventures? I love that show!
moneyman: (pokemon planet coordinates)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
...Wait, that's bad, isn't it?

[ something that looks familiar being, in actuality, a monster... this world is cruel. ]
phaseshifter: (o((*^▽^*))o)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-06-07 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Omg he knows Blue Box Adventures. Which means he might be from the same universe as Angel or at least a similar one buT MOST IMPORTANTLY IT MEANS HE HAS GOOD TASTE IN FICTION ]

Um - yes. It can be pretty bad. The first one I saw was, like - the familiarity is very offputting? But if you're prepared - and you are now!! - you know to ignore what it looks like and just run. Honestly, you'll be fine. Think of this as, um. A ski vacation with no skis?
moneyman: (requisition starfleet uniform shorts)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[ he totally has good taste. definitely. not a nerd at all. nope. ]

How am I supposed to know what things are really the things that they look like? Do I just assume everything is a monster in disguise? Is that the level of paranoia required here?
phaseshifter: (( •᷄⌓•᷅ )c)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-06-07 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, no no! Don't worry, it's - it's really obvious. They chase you, and they don't look exactly like things we know! They're kind of warped, usually, and you pass out if they get too close and I don't know why I'm still talking, are you really sure you want me to keep the call open.

[ HOW DOES SHE KEEP MAKING THIS WORSE ]
moneyman: (pokemon planet coordinates)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
No! I mean, yes, stay on the line, please! I'd rather hear terrible things than experience them because I don't know better...

[ he trails off, and then makes a sudden, surprised noise. ]

—Wait, I think I see something! It's... yeah, it's a tree. Not helpful. There aren't tree monsters, are there?
phaseshifter: (((⇀‸↼))a)

[personal profile] phaseshifter 2016-06-07 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Iunno.

 

I mean, um - if it isn't heading straight for you, you're good. They're, uh. Pretty intent on the whole catching-people-and-swallowing-them thing. Which obviously sucks skagbutts, but it does make them easy to identify! So that's. That's a plus. Kinda. As plussy as it gets here, right?

If you're still unsure, try filming it. They do weird things to video, as a general rule? Distortion and such.
moneyman: (escape room game inside space whale)

[personal profile] moneyman 2016-06-07 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
They distort the video? Oh my god, how did I get stuck in a horror movie?

[ he's so done with this shit already. ]

It's—it's not coming after me, I think it really is a tree. Unless it's just really really slow. I can't even rule anything out anymore.