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Resort is a roleplay thread set in the Character Development Thread universe.

Kevin, a mysterious multidimensional millionaire, has opened a new interdimensional resort, and invited guests from across the multiverse to visit.

See the intro post for a more detailed description.

The thread began in October 2011, and ran for nearly a year before reaching a conclusion in July.

Resort contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Various seeds were apparently planted earlier in the thread for a story arc involving the NPCs, but the writers essentially ignored them all in favor of Slice of Life interactions.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Well, relatives. Avea isn't exactly proud of Asayu, and proves weary commentary on Asayu's continuing quest to sleep with at least one new partner every night.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    • Qrlil expresses disbelief at Kokabiel's telepathy, despite not being terribly fazed by any of the other supernatural elements not present in her own universe.
    • Rachel takes much more interest in the idea of living aliens then anything else she's seen at the Resort, as pointed out by Kat.
  • Beach Episode: Considering there's a beach right next to the resort, this is inevitable. And yes, fanservice abound.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Lucas passes out after having two shots of something equivalent in strength to table beer. Justified in that he was horribly sleep deprived and doesn't take drugs well in general.
  • Chick Magnet: Lampshaded by Xavier.
    Am I sexy or something? There are two reptilian females here and they're both attracted to me in some way!
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  • Culture Clash: A predictable result of putting so many characters from different settings in one place, ranging from minor relationship kerfuffles to a couple of lengthy debates.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: The list of eldritch beings the Resort has hosted is long, ranging from remarkably polite to barely sane.
  • Eldritch Location: While the Resort itself has hints of it, more than enough to keep any of its residents to keep causing trouble, a more twisted one is discussed by Kokabiel (who is native to such a place), Kat, and Vincent.
  • Fanservice: Unsurprisingly. In addition to more or less every scene involving Asayu and/or Kali, we have the hot springs, Qrlil temporarily donning semi-transparent robes, Ryan wandering around wearing only a shower curtain (and not even that for the whole time) ... the list goes on.
  • Foil: Qrlil to Saliha, or vice versa. Both are nonhuman females with reptilian features and a romantic interest in one of the brothers Sunyo. They also have very similar body language, but both their personalities and their relationships are significantly different.
  • Foreign Queasine:
    • Avea's stir fried crickets. Though Avea herself regards cheese as this. And Kali's unpronounceable horror-food trumps even all this.
    • Xavier states that when chimeras moult, they eat their own leftover skin. He claims it Tastes Like Chicken.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Eventually subverted when all the pretty men and women (mostly women) wander off, leaving only Kokabiel and Asariel to discuss their jobs.
  • Ignore the Fanservice: Qrlil and Asariel are pretty unfazed by their visit to the hot springs - the former is not all that interested in humans, and the latter is, well, The Grim Reaper. Qrlil made her robes translucent to attract Vincent, and due to his asexuality, he didn't even notice. And even Asayu's peculiarities are progressively becoming more and more often ignored or mocked than anything else. Sigmund, being disinterested, takes special pleasure in lampooning her and Kali.
  • Moment Killer: Julia is really trying to play matchmaker between Xavier and Qrlil. With terrible results Avea occasionally has to clean up.
  • Mood Whiplash: Asayu and Virgil's storyline is a good deal darker then just about everything else, so going from posts dealing with it to lighter plotlines can be a bit jarring.
  • Morality Pet: Asayu seems to be becoming this for Virgil. Ironically, Asayu herself, ostensibly the non-evil one, would kill Virgil without hesitation if she could, and consider it a Mercy Kill.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Asayu's trickery of Virgil backfires hideously when it only makes him more obsessed and dangerous... and her surprising ruthlessness does not help matters.
  • Noodle Implements: Tropical fruits, most notably of all pineapples.
  • No Ending: Averted, in a rarity for the CDTs. Although many characters had dropped out long before, the thread itself did get a proper conclusion, complete with a fireworks display (offscreen).
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Arguably Asayu, definitely Kali, who wasted absolutely no time getting up close and personal with the Resort-goers.
  • Triang Relations:
    • Qrlil, Saliha, and Xavier have a type 11. Saliha and Xavier begin the thread in a relationship, and while they've called it off, there is still some attraction there. Saliha has also expressed an interest in setting up Qrlil and Xavier, who, while not at present romantically attracted to each other, consider it possible that they could be. And Qrlil is physically attracted to Saliha.
    • There appears to be a case of Type 6 between Virgil, Kali and Asayu, though Virgil wishes it was a type 8...
  • Unabashed B-Movie Fan: Qrlil and Xavier are both B-movie fans, having gone twice now to see episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Telepathic vultures, Lizard Folk, seven-foot-tall bipedal dragons, naked women, Impossible Hair Colors, reptilian Greys, exoskeletal chicken-aliens, gigantic four-armed aliens... and with a few exceptions, people just roll with it. Sometimes it's justified by Seen It All, but really it's just not worth worrying about.


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