A grave announcement from Mister Administrator:

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1276 dryunya23rd Sep 2012 05:54:23 PM from nom nom nom , Relationship Status: Forming Voltron
Uh, what?
[up] I'm starting to think that I've been more praised over the course of this ARG than IRL for the last year. [lol]

I'll update it to include what we've found - I guess that's about the only thing I can do for now. I can't think straight to write a story (I am, indeed, a crappy writer), but I still have to stay awake for a couple more hours. RL stuff.
The Other Wiki could really use Laconic entries.
Drop-Dead Cynical
I added a couple of things that happened today. If anyone wants to elaborate or clarify, that'd be great.

EDIT: New WTF

EDIT 2: Summary: Joe did in fact post the puppets video himself, of his own volition, and it was the reason he started the Watch the Footage project in the first place. He's also been getting more letters, but he doesn't want to open them.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:09:39 PM by JackAlsworth

It's nice to see Joe's back, and the mention of the antique store in Prague seems to confirm what Drunk Girlfriend said about the puppets being Spejbl and Hurvínek.

I do wonder what he was doing in Prague, though, and what the heck that was on his computer screen ...

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:10:23 PM by Feetontheceiling

1279 Adell23rd Sep 2012 06:10:49 PM from New Jersey
I think I heard a meow at 2:10 lol

Edit: So what I'm getting from this is that Spejbl (the puppet who's eye was moving) was a being from the fictional world who jumped to ours, and NOT just a regular puppet. So I guess he can be added to the list of characters who have made it through the wall.

EDIT: And Chesire Cat agrees that he heard 'another cat.' Cool.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:18:44 PM by Adell

Drop-Dead Cynical
Wait...

Only ONE of the puppets was moving.

Pinocchio?

[up]Do puppet characters count as fictional? I guess they do. Either way, we're on the lookout for a little Czech wooden man. Or maybe the antique store owner.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:15:56 PM by JackAlsworth

1281 dryunya23rd Sep 2012 06:18:18 PM from nom nom nom , Relationship Status: Forming Voltron
Uh, what?
Joe is starting to freak out. tongue
I still don't get why he didn't add any comments to the puppet video, but whatever. He is fine (yet).

I think puppets are a special example, because they not only have a plot written for them, but also pre-made bodies. They sort of don't have to pass the wall completely - they only need to transfer their mind.

And, no matter how hard I try, I can't relate the sound at 2:10 to a cat. =/

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:23:57 PM by dryunya

The Other Wiki could really use Laconic entries.
1282 DAcriznips23rd Sep 2012 06:21:58 PM from Titan's tower
Quaerat et Intelligere Veritatem
I'm guessing that the puppet video was taken before Joe started making WTF since he was in prague at the time.

this could mean that before the cracks started forming, there may have been a few subtle incidents where some(things?) may have crossed over to our world and now that the wall has weakened these incidents have becomes more obvious
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing- Wernher von Braun

Until proven otherwise, Everything is Relevant
1284 guyshane23rd Sep 2012 06:24:32 PM from a vantage point , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
On with the hunt.
well based on Cheshire's post on twitter we can assume the cat meow in the new WTF wasn't him. I'm not sure that its actually relevant but it might be relevant in the future
I say we nuke it from orbit...its the only way to be sure
1285 Quantumawsome23rd Sep 2012 06:25:36 PM from Spacetime , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
By the power of geek!
So, if the fictional characters can move into their puppet bodies...

What about Joe himself? Technically, he is fictional. What if he hijacks his own body? Would that be too meta?
Look at me still talking when there's science to do
1286 Adell23rd Sep 2012 06:26:11 PM from New Jersey
If Anything, he mentioning the meow was so that we didn't start going down the epileptic tree thinking it was him.
1287 Zarek23rd Sep 2012 06:26:38 PM from Night Vale, USA , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Lord of the Fries
It's great to see Joe's okay. I was worried about the poor guy.

Judging by what he said about the letters, I'm guessing they've gotten increasingly threatening.

It makes sense that there was a "meow" in the background because...well, he has a cat.

@D Acriznips: Unless we were wrong about when the cracks started forming...
Drop-Dead Cynical
@Quantum:Metagaming
1289 JRPictures23rd Sep 2012 06:30:24 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
My eyes can see the death of everything.
Oh god poor Joe. You can just see it in his eyes of him slowly breaking down and that puppet video. Even when we get explanation, it doesn't get less scary and Joe's thoughts on it. Wow..

also meow at 2:10, there's a cat. It's obviously his, the one we saw in the Cat video.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:36:08 PM by JRPictures

I can kill anything that exists - even if it's a god.
1290 Quantumawsome23rd Sep 2012 06:35:17 PM from Spacetime , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
By the power of geek!
[up][up] According to the last episode of Echo Chamber, there is no upper level of reality. The events in the show (Zack leaving) needed to be retconned on each recursive level of the show, going to infinity. I'm pretty sure that's what caused the fourth wall to break.
Look at me still talking when there's science to do
1291 JRPictures23rd Sep 2012 06:38:16 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
My eyes can see the death of everything.
[up]

I thought so. Well then again everyone would've by ages ago.

Then that just leads me to think about how this affects Season 3. We have a long time waiting and we have this lovely ARG to keep us going.
I can kill anything that exists - even if it's a god.
Drop-Dead Cynical
[up][up]At this point I'm trusting the gamemasters not to (intentionally) logic-bomb their players into oblivion. smile

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:38:25 PM by JackAlsworth

Lavish Brutality!
I wonder if the number 210 is important...

Edit: Asking Cheshire to see whether or not it's important.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:42:44 PM by Goldude

No, you can't eat my soul. Stop asking.
1294 JRPictures23rd Sep 2012 06:48:23 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
My eyes can see the death of everything.
I can kill anything that exists - even if it's a god.
The Zombie of Math
Glad to see Joe's okay.

I've been wondering... Why not write one of us as a guardian? Sounds silly, but when we write about something, they become fictional, correct? And we weren't asked to focus on motivation over anything else? Why not throw in one of us as a character in there, and have a a goal of... Honestly, I'm probably talking nonsense right now. May have to think this over a bit.

Again, sorry if this sounds like nonsense. At this point, I'm going mad trying to think of a character. tongue
1296 Zarek23rd Sep 2012 07:10:14 PM from Night Vale, USA , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Lord of the Fries
@Zombie Prefix: We have to approach this from a story-based standpoint. Author Avatars can become dangerously close to Mary Sues, and we don't want that. Also, we don't know the possible consequences of writing ourselves into the Other Side while the Wall is cracked. Author Avatars are usually no biggie on this side, but with the Wall cracked, we can't take any such risks.

EDIT: Altered my wording a bit for accuracy.

edited 23rd Sep '12 7:13:09 PM by Zarek

The Zombie of Math
[up]I see, makes sense. Welp, back to the drawing board!

Just wondering, how are all of your characters going? Aside from the self-insert idea, I was thinking about a character who's incredibly paranoid, and his motivation for protecting anything, or even fighting, is his over-acting imagination thinking the worst of the worst case scenarios.
Quite the Character
Also on the topic of our stories, would a couple characters who have existed since the beginning of the Wall be okay? They're not to be omnipotent, nor particularly badass (they aren't that strong, just strong enough to keep minor "bad" characters from passing into the real world or vise versa (so they couldn't stop, say, Cthulhu from passing to the real world; they simply aren't strong enough)). My idea was a pair of twins who guard either side of the Wall. If that's not okay, then I can just turn it into an original story.
You're crazy. Go home.
Drop-Dead Cynical
Write it up. Worst-case scenario, Mr. A rejects it.
1300 Zarek23rd Sep 2012 07:29:55 PM from Night Vale, USA , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Lord of the Fries
My character is, er, sort of...non-existant, for the time being. I went through a bunch of ideas: one time it was a Rated M for Manly armored superstrong beast that acted as a loyal hound to Mr. A, then it was a scrawny, nerdy, glasses-wearing teenager with powers of energy manipulation, then a mysterious wizard with those same energy manipulation powers, and now I think I'm going for an entire millitary organization whose job it is to protect the borders between the universes, and even then, I'm not entirely sure I want to go with THAT.

I don't think my creativity likes being under an unknown time constraint...

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