"I am GOING to make some super-memorable quotes, even if I die trying. Incidentally, that's a quote."
— wikkit, discussion thread
"Welcome to the City, where a Higher power sees us as toys of inspiration."
— Adam Jensen with an apt summary
"Oh jeez, Rick. I think-I guess that this is going to take longer than 21 minutes to tidily resolve, huh?"
— Morty, the previous quote for the main page
"Grandpas had to deal with this bullshit before. They always get reeeeaal *urp* ugly after a few days. Monsters and-and-crazy despots, and really wEEEIRd things all,[...]all of them... just runnin around, getting on one anothers nerves."
"I'm Ben Tennyson, and I'm a hero!"
— Ben, his standard response to meeting fellow kidnappees
"'And then there's that. My boss wasn't even planning on something like this happening until one of ya'll brought it up and he decided to take the idea,' Miss Tairee told those in the library as she turned back towards them, her previously ever-so-faint Southern Belle accent slipping into her voice in tandem with her composure slipping away. After taking a moment to regain her composure and straighten her shirt, she added, her tone back to normal, 'so I hope you are happy with yourselves.'"
"He got about ten feet before suddenly a massive yeti came rushing out of the snow from seemingly nowhere and jumped on him."
— Firock, day 3, the most canon thing that's ever happened
"Horrible things happen to children in many universes. You know that as well as I do; I thought you had already come to terms with that sort of knowledge. Would you have me rewrite the fabric of every reality that exists so that no child ever comes to harm?"
— Writer, to Miss Tairee
"I'm not a monster who turns into a human, I'm a human who turns into aliens!"
— Ben, correcting Asgore.
"Although you can 'die' here, it merely results in being transported to another part of the city. A great disappointment, in my opinion."
— Specter Knight, "explaining" the death system
"It seems that our kidnapper has more games to play with us."
— Darth Marr, in his first reaction to the fourth day
"The guy's an artist, to be sure."
— Garrett on The Writer and the starry sky from day 5
"But most of all I'm sorry that we'll probably never meet again; there were many things I was hoping that maybe I could teach you myself. After the things you did in the city, I'm sure some people would say that you don't deserve what I'm doing for you now, but that doesn't matter now. Just please, be a good little girl Mary; if not for them, then for me."
— Part of Miss Tairee's letter to Mary
"Welcome to the Library, the center of the unnamed City that you see around you. Where you're forced to participate in someone else's game, all for the sake of inspiration. Ask the assistant for details, since she probably knows more than all of us combined,"
"There was also a voleyball* arena and a woman in her early thirties relaxing on a sunlounger. Rex walked to the arena and realized that it was Tairee. The fact that she was actually kind of attractive just made it more uncomfortable."
"And if you feel no sadness at all, for any of your actions, well...that doesn't strike me as a person who's very trustworthy."
— Sadness on Old Feather Beak
Lewis: What would you put the odds at that I have to take this oddly-placed doodle, which I know for a fact through gaming will summon a demon once I do, in order to advance the plot?
Rick: Oh, I dunno, I'm gonna *urp* I'd say probably, uh... eighty percent? Ninety?
"You...you shouldn't be sad.... Just because someone else is doing worse doesn't mean you aren't still hurt by what has happened to you. If one man is stabbed by a sword, and you were slashed with a knife, you could both still die. Just because one of you dies faster, doesn't mean you aren't both in danger."
—Cole, Day 14
"ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS!?
"I COME OUT HERE TO TRY AND WIN THIS STUPID GAME MADE BY A BORED JACKASS OMNIPOTENT TO SAVE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A FEW HUNDRED AND A FEW BILLION LIVES, I DON'T KNOW I WASN'T GIVEN ANY SORT OF FIGURE ON THIS, AT THE EXPENSE OF A FREE RIDE HOME TO LOVED ONES I HAVEN'T SEEN IN LITERAL MONTHS DUE TO BEING FUCKING MURDERED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, OUT OF THIS PLACE WHERE I'VE BEEN KILLED TWICE MORE BY SHIT I BARELY UNDERSTAND, AND I CAN'T GET TWO MOMENTS TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING IN THAT REGARD BECAUSE ALL Y'ALL'S IN THIS PLACE CAN'T STOP BEING A BUNCH OF RASH EGOCENTRIC BLOCKHEADS. AND I'M SICK OF IT! SO YOU GUYS AND BEN GO AHEAD, GO HELP PEOPLE THROUGH YOUR PRECIOUS 'CITY KNIGHTS' THING, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO DO SHIT FOR ANYONE HERE BECAUSE YOU ONLY KNOW HOW TO WHINE AND BICKER LIKE YOU'RE ALL HALF YOUR AGES. I'M GOING TO BE OFF ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN TROUBLE SO GOODBYE AND FUCK YOU, I'M GETTING A NEW PHONE, AND THEN I'M GOING TO BE PLAYING CATCH-UP BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE LEAGUES AHEAD OF ANYONE ELSE IN THIS CITY BY SOME TWIST OF FATE. SEE YA!"
"It wasn't the craziest thing he'd ever heard. But the fact that the proof stood right in front of him (in the form of a mutant grandma) was crazy. He had no way to surely confirm this, but everything pointed at this being true. The suddeness of it being transported here; the day going from a creepy carnival to a skate park overnight; the kid that could turn into aliens, the girl that could teleport; it was all so weird, so unbelieveable, yet he had no choice to believe it. It was either that or go insane trying to figure it out."
"At this point, he might of chosen to go insane instead."
—Abel, day 14
Ciri: So you are saying that I've been abducted from my realm because this man wants to... write a book?[...]Just what sort of book is this?
Morty: I dunno. Something really - something really stupid, I bet.
"... Keep hold of that knowledge close to your heart, young organic. Do not allow yourself to forget it. In all the multiverse, there is perhaps no metaphorical bond stronger than the one between people who truly care for each other."
— Tester, Day 16, on Eve missing her friends.
"There are a lot of jerks in the world, probably in every world. And they come in all shapes and sizes. But that doesn't mean you have to stop trusting people. Most of them are decent and even the ones that don't look like much can end up surprising you."
—Rex, battling Silanea's inner demons, Day 18
"...Maybe it's... the fact that you still remember everything. Reversing your death permanently wouldn't change what caused you to be that way in the first place. No one can really regain their innocence once it's gone, that's part of maturity. They can move on, but deep down, they can't just close their eyes and pretend that nothing happened."
Makoto to Lewis, day 21
— Locoman,* with the very first words of the discussion thread past the GM's introductory post
"Here now, fully recapped."
— The first words of nearly every one of Firock Finion's daily posts
"Can two emotions and a pony handle the wrath of a girl made out of paint?"
"Wings are an unnecessary safety feature."
— Katarsus; maybe this quote will have relevance someday
"Dragons shouldn't supply drugs to flying teenagers."
— Wikkit; it makes sense in context.
"Poor Cole; the person he needs the most is a dysfunctional body disposer goth girl that can't speak. Truly the greatest of romances."
— Fergard Stratoavis on Coyer, the hottest new ship
"Today, on City of Lost Characters: Rick emotionally coerces Morty into battling against Mickey Mouse for him."
"COLC, where the GMPC turns a woman into a little girl who then kills herself with repeated head trauma while her love watches. Join today!"
Oceanstuck: colc is a bright and cheery rp where people from different worlds get to meet each other and have happy times and also cosmic horror awaits around every corner