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YuGiOh: East Academy -- Discussion Thread:

 1076 Evi I Paladin, Wed, 12th Sep '12 10:08:03 AM from Burlington, ON Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Some Guy Or Something
Did you happen to visit Bray? That's my dad's hometown. Everyone I've ever met has gushed about it endlessly to me.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -Enlong

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" -Enlong again.
 1077 desdendelle, Wed, 12th Sep '12 10:11:51 AM from /dev/null Get RP Mod Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Not: Lean, Mean. Still very much Green
No, I've not even an idea in which county it is. I was mostly in Dublin, but I also visited Glendalough and Avoca in Co. Wicklow, and Brugh na Boyne, the Hill of Tara and Rossnaree in Co. Meath.
Quite the plover.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
 1078 Evi I Paladin, Wed, 12th Sep '12 10:26:24 AM from Burlington, ON Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Some Guy Or Something
It's in Wicklow, not far from Dublin. I'll have to ask him which direction it is from Dublin, but I'm pretty sure it's east.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -Enlong

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" -Enlong again.
 1079 Teh Stanman, Wed, 12th Sep '12 11:54:20 AM from The States Get RP Mod Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Puppy Justice
So glad to see you back. Get any souvenirs?

edited 12th Sep '12 12:14:36 PM by TehStanman

 1080 desdendelle, Wed, 12th Sep '12 12:17:31 PM from /dev/null Get RP Mod Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Not: Lean, Mean. Still very much Green
Well, I got Lunasa's Redwood and a CD of The Chiefteins. And tea.
Quite the plover.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
Laugh into the rain.
@Luna: Seriously, dude, can I get an explanation or at least an excuse for why Marcus is acting like this?
Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1082 Teh Stanman, Wed, 12th Sep '12 4:32:03 PM from The States Get RP Mod Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Puppy Justice
It's like Cloudcuckoolander Up to Eleven. Also, TEA PARTY!
Laugh into the rain.
Well, no. Cloudcuckoolander does not translate out of Troperese to 'act as stupid as you like and have a cast-iron excuse for it'. C-landers have logic, coherence, and are completely functional human beings.

They are not utterly idiotic goldfish who change personalities at the drop of a hat.
Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1084 Teh Stanman, Wed, 12th Sep '12 4:43:28 PM from The States Get RP Mod Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Puppy Justice
True. It's certainly not plausible that a character would act that way unless they have a disorder of some sort.
 1085 Lunacorva, Wed, 12th Sep '12 5:07:47 PM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Dont worry, in character explanation coming within the next two posts.

Sorry if this is confusing you, I just like to prevent player knowledge from affecting character knowledge, even if it is subconsciously. But I will PM Teh Stanman with my reasons, so that he can confirm that I actually DO have a reason, and I'm not just making this up as I go along.

edited 12th Sep '12 5:10:17 PM by Lunacorva

Laugh into the rain.
Right, just checking. (Is he trolling, perhaps?)

However, be aware that Gretel is... not a very nice person. I don't think that she can hold this much longer. (Also, I attacked; could you write that into your post?)
Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1087 Lunacorva, Wed, 12th Sep '12 5:58:37 PM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Will do, but first I need you to post Gretel's reply to Marcus's idiotic statement.

...Then I'll activate my facedown card.smile

Sorry about the hoop jumping, I'm just trying to ensure things go according to plan. For the sake of realism, I was thinking maybe Marcus's idiocy temporarily stop's Gretel in her tracks, before she get's fed up and attacks him anyway.

edited 12th Sep '12 6:04:21 PM by Lunacorva

 1088 Teh Stanman, Wed, 12th Sep '12 6:00:01 PM from The States Get RP Mod Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
 1089 Lunacorva, Thu, 13th Sep '12 12:03:38 AM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!

Well, now that Marcus's initial plan is complete, I think its safe for me to reveal what I said to Teh Stanman.

Reasons for Marcus's behaviour:

Its very simple, he's using Obfuscating Stupidity both to lure Gretel into a false sense of security, and also to simply annoy the crap out of her. (She really pissed him off with her arrogant attitude before the duel, so he's trying to not just beat, but humiliate her)

When Marcus saw the face down cards on Gretel's side of the field, he was almost positive that they were traps. However, he also realised that it was better to spring them now, and lose a weak monster, than to spring them later and lose one of his trump cards. Furthermore, he also had three separate traps of his own that he could use to counter her retaliation.

Now, if he were to use the same cold, confident and eloquent attitude he had been using in the previous duels, then it would be obvious to Gretel that he was planning something. And Marcus knows that Gretel is intelligent enough to easily figure it out. (After all, if he can figure it out, then so can she.) But by acting like a fool, he can make his reckless actions look like the work of an incompetant amateur who doesn't know what he's doing.

Furthermore, by being as annoyingly retarded as possible, he has manipulated Gretel into wanting to end the duel as quickly as possible, which means she'll be quick to play her strongest monsters in order to take him down as fast as she can, little knowing that he has a surprise waiting for them. So far, his plan has worked perfectly. She's wasted her backrow and Mystical Space Typhoon on cards that can easily be replaced, and in her impatience to end this sham of a duel and shut up the babbling idiot, she has thrown one of her beloved XYZ monsters right into the path of a Mirror Force. Which will leave ''Alien Hypno'' free to attack her directly.

Now do you see why I'm being so secretive? I'm worried that there's a chance, however slight, that if I tell Inquitius about Marcus's strategy, then Gretel will have a sudden ephiphany and realise Marcus's game plan. Call me paranoid, but I've always been a cautious individual. To ensure my ruse works, I have to fool both the player and the character.

On a larger scale, Marcus is also setting up a Heads I Win, Tails You Lose situation. If Gretel loses, then she just lost to an idiot, but if she wins, then she just wasted half an hour of her time.

I'm also doing this to highlight a key difference in their personalities. Gretel is very concerned about how others perceive her, she want's nothing more than to prove she's the best. Whereas Marcus is more concerned about self improvement and is thus far more willing to publicly embarrass himself if it will give him the advantage.

And dont worry, the reveal shall come once I activate Mirror Force.

edited 15th Sep '12 8:08:03 AM by Lunacorva

Laugh into the rain.
Not really sure you troped some of that correctly, but well done. I think losing will leave a nice bad taste in Gretel's mouth.

Of course, I'm not just going to roll over and play dead — that's something you'll have to earn. ;)

Edit: A question, though — did you alter which cards were set where so you'd have Mirror Force left over?

edited 13th Sep '12 1:08:50 AM by IniquitusTheThird

Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1091 Lunacorva, Thu, 13th Sep '12 1:37:02 AM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Yeah, I was worried you'd think that, but no I didn't.

On my first turn, I played Cell Explosion Virus and Mirror Force. Since they didn't have a preestablished order, I decided to sort them alphabetically.

So

  1. 1 Cell explosion virus

  2. 2 Mirror Force.

Planet Pollutant virus was played next, hence it was number three.

To be honest, number three was the card I wanted to survive, since it would be able to not only destroy all your monsters, but also generate more A-counters.

But yeah, in hindsight, I should have PM'd someone with the order.

Laugh into the rain.
Fair enough. (Though, I probably wouldn't have minded, since it makes for good plot twists.)

Anyway; it's still our turn.
Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1093 Lunacorva, Thu, 13th Sep '12 2:29:09 AM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Now, on an unrelated note, about East Academy's tv tropes page, I was thinking of a small rule for adding entries to the pages YMMV and Crowning Moments section, which is: You are not allowed to post entries for your own character. You may post entries for other characters, just not your own.

This is to preserve the audience reaction element, since we dont have an actual audience.

Laugh into the rain.
We have a trope page? I must see this!
Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1095 desdendelle, Thu, 13th Sep '12 3:06:42 AM from /dev/null Get RP Mod Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Not: Lean, Mean. Still very much Green
This: Yu Gi Oh East Academy.
Also, here's Yikhezkel's theme. Listen to the part that starts circa 2 minutes in:
Quite the plover.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
 1096 Lunacorva, Thu, 13th Sep '12 3:07:29 AM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13413126490A12860100&page=33#808

[Post: 805]

Please don't feel the need to tell me that last move was utterly, mind-blowingly brilliant. grin The Captain Obvious page has enough examples as it is.

Laugh into the rain.
I've been miscounting all over the place. sad

Right: draw, please.
Storm and trouble won't make you make you lose your way. (Tits might, though.)
 1098 desdendelle, Thu, 13th Sep '12 4:01:33 AM from /dev/null Get RP Mod Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Not: Lean, Mean. Still very much Green
Draw sent.
Quite the plover.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
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...Might as well have my character go see this duel, since I have nothing else to do.

 1100 Lunacorva, Thu, 13th Sep '12 6:09:38 AM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Well, personally, I would suggest that you have it so that your character has been watching from the beggining. So that he can get the full story.

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