Day 18: The celebration of Life, and Death

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And just like that, everything had ended.

“If that is what you think, you are foolish.”

As everyone opened their eyes, as if waking from a dream, they felt very out of it.  Before them stretched what looked like a cheesy Halloween amusement park, with cardboard ghosts and gremlins sticking out of the ground and various hatted figures running around, laughing like children.

A tiny floating man greeted them.

By man, of course, it was a two or so foot tall figure with a hat for a face floating in the air, bobbing up and down with its arms stretched out.  Its colors seemed welcoming, but off in hue, and the longer everyone stared, the more they had a nagging feeling that this thing w-

WHATTHEHECKWASTHATASKULL

“Welcome, children,” the figure squeaked in an entirely non-threatening pitch, “To a very special carnival.  No, you’re not dead, and no, no this isn’t the end- but the end is in fact coming soon, that’s exactly why you’re here.  In a sense, I’m rewarding you all, for living your lives!  How often do you just get to celebrate life?  After the carnival is over, you will all be returned to your normal lives…

This carnival is to prepare you all for the end, which is inevitable.  As you may or may not have noticed, all of your faces are covered by hats, so you had no way of knowing who is who in this special place.  Let go of your life, and enjoy yourselves!  Admission is free, the ticket booth is up ahead… and just… remember how valuable your lives really are!”

The figure floated away, and the completely confused group decided to fumble through the ticket booth.  Unlike normal ticket booths, which would’ve charged admission and given you a single ticket booth, this ticket booth seemed to award everyone a different number of tickets.  The number of tickets were as follows:

RedSunEternal 7
captainawesome 8
Dann Tuggles 6
Hawkers 5
Vaclav 5
Ryu89 6
Leocrow 6
anthcul158 11
LooseLips 4
Knave 4
Mike Burns 7
parrotfanatic 6
Antiblematic 6
Itylhive 10
Destin 6
Nirkit 7
Mike 5
Ossa 6
JohnnyViral 6
Blu 4
Mostly 5
Bell 8
Greenteamleader 8
Cocolocote 6
jabstar 5
Golem Architect 6
Brumble 5
Jim 6

Apparently, the number of tickets they received were somehow related to the number of /s they had, whatever that meant.

The whole park was very, very disorienting.  It immediately felt like you were lost, so as a group everyone decided to stumble over to the map.  According to map, the following activities were available, in order of increasing “fun” – which was written in a way that clearly looked like blood, and may or may not have actually just been blood on the sign.

Fortune telling machine – 4 tickets or 1 coin
Test your Strength – 2 tickets
Pop the balloon game – 2 tickets
Pet the animals – 2 tickets
Clowns – 3 tickets
See a show – 3 tickets
Squirt gun racing – 2 tickets
Tunnel of Companionship – 4 tickets
Ride the TERRORis wheel – 3 tickets
Hall of Reflective Surfaces – 3 tickets
Rickety wooden Roller coaster – 4 tickets

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32 thoughts on “Day 18: The celebration of Life, and Death

  1. RSE walks directly to the fortune telling machine and pretends to give whatever appears to be manning that activity a coin. If this fails to work he reluctantly hands over the tickets required.

    • I propose to the man with the coin that he tie a string to it and be all sneaky, for double fortune goodness. I hand him a piece of mysterious kraken thread from my woolen shiv handle.

      • I accept this offer and attempt this. If the gambit is successful, I provide parrotfanatic with the coin afterwards and procede to the roller coaster, followed by the Hall of Reflective Surfaces. If unsuccessful, after handing over my tickets to the fortune telling machine, I procede to the Hall of Reflective Surfaces.

    • Also, I will finally try to play a game of cards or possibly read my own future using the deck of cards I got at the beginning.

  2. I WILL PET THE ANIMALS 3 TIMESCOMMA ATTEMPTING TO BEFRIEND THEM EACH TIMEPERIOD

    • I MEAN THREE TIMES COUGH COUGH OMG DONAPOSTRAPHET KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE

    • Naw, rather

      Ride the TERRORis wheel
      Hall of Reflective Surfaces
      Rickety wooden Roller coaster

      In that order.

  3. anthcul158 is surprised at all the /s she seems to have, and wonders where she got it. She vaguely remembers a strange coin she has in her backpack, and attempts to use it on the fortune telling machine. If that doesn’t work, she saves her tickets. Also, assuming Bob the Blob is still with her, she takes him to pet the animals once and tries to observe any special interactions/languages between them, still trying to fully understand Bob the Blob.

  4. Step 1 – Make sure my obnoxious neck tie is prominent.

    Step 2 – Enter the Hall of Reflective Surfaces.

    Step 3 – Pet those animals.

    Step 4 – See that show.

    Not sure how long this carnival is going to last and i don’t want to waste the tickets.

  5. Viral Will play the Pop The Balloon game once, then go to the Squirt Gun race twice, spending all his tickets.

  6. First, I Pet the Animals
    Then, I sneak about the Hall of Reflective Surfaces, tasting them.

    Left with only one ticket, I set up shop outside Pet the Animals charging patrons HALF PRICE!!

    …to pet me.

  7. Upon seeing it on the map, the Fortune Telling machine was obviously Bell’s first interest, being a theoretical hobby, if he might ever get tarot cards or something he could use to do such with. He quickly rushed over to where it was and popped the tickets in excitedly.

    After getting his fortune told (if he could still continue to the next area, that is.) he moseys over to the ‘pet the animals’, always enjoying a good petting zoo.

  8. FIRSTCOMMA I WILL SPEND SOME TIME CHILLING WITH THE ANIMALS IN THE PETTING ZOOPERIOD NEXT I WILL GO RIDE THE ROLLERCOASTERCOMMA PRAYING TO MOTHER GAIA THAT THAT SHIT DOES NOT COLLAPSE BENEATH ME WHILE I AM RIDING ITPERIOD

  9. I’m going to possess one of the animals immediately and just walk around the carnival kicking shit over.

  10. I want to first test my strength (using my tentacles to supplement this of course), and then I will see if anyone from the awesome squad wants to join me in the tunnel of companionship!

  11. Nirkit felt gypped. All this extra effectiveness, and he was to be limited by these TICK-ITZ? As a seeker of adventure he decided to ride the Roller Coaster and the TERRORis Wheel. In his desire to break the rules while being way too scared to actually break the rules, he stood outside the Animal-petting area, psychically petting the people who were petting the animals.

    • Actually I’ll do the Hall of Reflective surfaces rather than the TERRORis Wheel. It seems more psychically inclined.

  12. I’ll ride the TERRORis wheel and take a trip through the Hall of Reflective Surfaces.

  13. Mostly will sneak around the hall of reflective surfaces and then participate in squirt gun racing.

  14. “To celebrate life and fun, huh.”
    Pulled by the word ‘Companionship’, Blu felt inclined to head his way to the Tunnel of Companionship.

  15. GOLEM TURN DIRECTIVESCOLON
    SELF IS VAGUELY AWARE OF THE CONCEPT OF DOUBLEQUOTEFUNDOUBLEQUOTE BUT IS MORE AWARE OF THE CONCEPT OF DOUBLEQUOTECHILDRENDOUBLEQUOTE THAT THE TINY FLOATING MAN MENTIONEDPERIOD SINCE THIS TINY FLOATING MAN CLEARLY WANTS THE CHILDREN TO HAVE FUN SELF TRIES TO PROCURE TWO MORE TICKETS SO SELF MAY EVENLY DIVIDE THE EIGHT TICKETS BETWEEN THE FOUR MINIATURE GOLEMS LEFTPARENTHESISEVEN WORKING AS AN ATTENDANT FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE ATTRACTIONS IF NECESSARYRIGHTPARENTHESISPERIOD SELF WILL ATTEMPT THIS PATH FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKESPERIOD IF AND WHEN SELF PROCURES THE LAST TWO TICKETS SELF WILL EVENLY DISTRIBUTE THEM TO THE MINIATURE GOLEMSPERIOD THE MINIATURE GOLEMS WILL THEN PROCEED TO PLAY SQUIRT GUN RACING LEFTPARENTHESISAND MAY OCCASIONALLY SQUIRT A BYSTANDER IF ANYRIGHTPARENTHESISPERIOD

  16. WOAH I LOVE CARNIVAHYPHEN

    WAITCOMMA WHAT I LOVE THINGS WITH HATS AND NO FACESEXCLAMATIONMARK

    I SUPPOSE IAPOSTROPHELL SPEND MY TURN QUOTATIONMARKSPETTING THE ANIMALSCOMMAQUOTATIONMARKS AND THEN TAKING A TRIP THROUGH THE HALL OF REFLECTIVE SURFACESPERIOD AS LONG AS YOU CONSIDER THAT SUPER ADORABLE RINGLEADER AN ANIMAL COLONTHREE

    • Actually I will give the golem two of my tickets because I want all the tiny golems to have a good time, then use the other two tickets to do the pop the balloon game.

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