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    6 KB Ruby Discussion Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:32 No.3246973  
    Since it'll still be another day until the next installment, and since this is around the time the regulars are up for it, I was wondering if anyone had some theories on Ruby thus far.

    Most of the explanations I've heard have all been very metaphysical, or mostly Silent Hill in nature, with the entire setting and adventure being largely a metaphor for various fears and insecurities. In a way, these explanations are easy. Finding a literal definition that explains everything going on in the strange facility Ruby woke up in -- how and why she's there, what's going on, what the facility even is -- that's more challenging.
    We don't even know a lot of things yet. Are we underwater? Is this a research lab or is the analyzer incidental? Are these horrors monsters, zombies, mutants, experiments, freaks, aliens, what?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:35 No.3246981
    The most obvious answer is usually the right one.

    My guess is: Ruby was either an experiment/test subject or a worker at some underwater facility. Shit hit the fan. Someone fucked up. Always happens in a sci-fi environment. Things go to hell, Ruby goes into some sort of stasis, suffers amnesia, abominations roam free. Ruby wakes up, no memories, has to escape the crumbling facility, and ideally, nuke it from orbit.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:37 No.3246991
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    Assuming they're not just hallucinations or figments of her subconscious, I'd say these things were definitely once human.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:38 No.3246992
    Abominations could be demons. They certainly seem hellish enough.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:42 No.3247001
    lol furfags!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:43 No.3247002
    >Shit hit the fan. Someone fucked up. Always happens in a sci-fi environment. Things go to hell
    >Abominations could be demons
    So what you're saying is that Ruby is in fact playing DOOM.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:43 No.3247005
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    Weaver already gave away the ending.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:44 No.3247006
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    >So what you're saying is that Ruby is in fact playing DOOM.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:44 No.3247007
    Forgot my sage.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:46 No.3247009
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    Most likely the entire thing is an experiment, seems unlikely that it a former working facility, why would you have to crawl everywhere?

    tl:dr; Cameras are everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:46 No.3247010
    Did anyone ever read "The Metal Glen" by William Murdoch?

    I have it in an old book of Scottish poetry and the parallels between Ruby and that poem are unsettlingly strong.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:50 No.3247012
    So when do we get our portal gun?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:50 No.3247015
    Perhaps it's both?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:50 No.3247018
    There is STILL nothing to suggest that there are any cameras ANYWHERE. We have not seen ONE.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:54 No.3247026

    The eyes (the ones that moved etc) always seemed very camera-like to me.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:55 No.3247029
    My interest is piqued.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:55 No.3247030
    No Ruby, you are the cameras.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:57 No.3247035
    If you're interested, I could transcribe and post the poem, just give me one or two minutes. I dug out the book already.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)06:58 No.3247038
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    >The eyes (the ones that moved etc) always seemed very camera-like to me.
    Most cameras don't BLEED when you poke them.

    There's always the possibility it was an ACTUAL EYE.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:00 No.3247043
    Actual eyes don't have mechanisms by which when you poke them a door handle magically appears a few metres away. Also it bled a good deal after she poked it.

    Point is moot, though, that by itself proves we're being watched one way or another.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:00 No.3247044
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    Go ahead.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:02 No.3247052
    Well nothing seems to make sense here.
    Honestly, what with the amalgamation of science and unspeakable horrors from the deep, mixed with indescribable madness, I'm getting a more Lovecraftian feel than a Silent Hill feel.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:11 No.3247075
    ...words fail me.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:11 No.3247076
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    I prefer this ending more.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:13 No.3247083
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    Okay, done copying it over, tell me if any of this sounds familiar:

    The Metal Glen

    My mother told me once of when
    A young hare ventured from her den
    And as she danced in field and glen
    The world sang joy about her.
    But wicked hateful things abound
    And that young hare these evils found
    Then whisked her up from off the ground
    And glen was left without her.

    The wicked power tore asunder
    And with this cruel and fateful blunder
    Cast her to a world of wonder
    Would she e'er see home again?
    And so hare flew that mournful day
    Over the sky and far away
    And down and down, beneath the sea
    To a place unlike the glen.

    A world of men and man's design
    A place where God's light would not shine
    A Hell of steel beneath the brine
    Where misery's echoes boomed.
    And all around her there were others
    Beasts like her, all sisters, brothers,
    Locked up, all, with one another,
    In deep sea-dark, entombed.

    And in this crypt far from the shore
    The hare lay down upon the floor
    Imprisoned there forever more
    And left to all her sorrow.
    Her tender world was lost and gone
    So joy and happiness foregone
    She slept and cried and prayed for dawn
    To wait the coming morrow.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:14 No.3247085
    The hound was still, the birds said naught,
    The fox denied he had been caught,
    The bear cried "This is just our lot",
    And surrendered to his pain.
    But the cat stood up and shook his head
    And rising from his metal bed
    He said "For now, I am not dead,
    And I will not die in vain!"

    He cried aloud with much disdain
    And tore about his stark domain
    And said "These walls cannot contain
    A force as strong as I!"
    And the fox just laughed, and the birds all cried
    And the bear knotted up himself and died
    But the hare looked on as the poor cat tried
    To break him free and fly.

    He shook his chain with all his rage
    And flew in anger 'round his cage
    Decrying this dark mournful stage
    And the hare stood up as well.
    With passion did she then respond,
    She chewed her ropes and broke her bonds,
    And freed the cat, they ran beyond,
    They ran to flee that hell.

    And what became of cat and hare?
    Did they break free to purer air?
    To guess their fate we shouldn't dare
    Perhaps their tale closed well.
    But for all the beasts trapped in the Nether
    All life from out the loch and heather
    The flock that could not work together
    Are sure still trapped in Hell.

    --William Murdoch
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:14 No.3247088
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    If it's a science experiment all those factors may have been deliberately placed to induce some sort of effect. The locations of buttons, levers, items, devices and nonsensical replies from the computer leave an impression that there is some intelligence behind it. Not something caused by some random disaster or experienced in a dream.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:17 No.3247094

    Ruby vs Cthulhu would be an awesome match up. Sure the big C's a being of incredible destruction but Ruby has one mean right hook.
    >> Librariman 12/26/08(Fri)07:21 No.3247103
    I think the most important question is WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO TOM? OH GOD THERE WAS NOTHING BUT BLOOD!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:22 No.3247105
    That to me felt like a typical moment in any Zombie film where your friend is dying and when you come back you find nothing but blood.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:24 No.3247114
    My guess is something tore him open and spilled his insides all over the wall.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:24 No.3247116
    It's almost uncanny.
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    >Ruby has one mean right hook.
    I GET IT
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:32 No.3247124
    Perhaps this is a test for Ruby. A twisted puzzle made by mad scientists who want to see just what would happen when a bunny [Read: Person] is put in an completely insane situation.

    As for the cameras... what do you think your looking through? I mean Ruby is just a PC controlled by Weaver, ever stop to think who YOU are? Mebey WE, seeing Ruby's struggles and thinking up solutions to her problems, are looking through the cameras.>>3246973
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:33 No.3247128
    >I'm getting a more Lovecraftian feel than a Silent Hill feel
    Feels more like a Chzo kind of thing to me.
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)07:33 No.3247129

    Big C would look down at the cute little rabbit girl who had long since lost her mind before even laying eyes on the Priest from Beyond the Stars.

    He would scoop up the little one, and make her one of His own.

    Cultist-Ruby-chan anyone?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:45 No.3247133

    That poem was amazing, and yes, it sounds like our Ruby and Tom. Odd, that.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:48 No.3247140
    >And the fox just laughed, and the birds all cried
    >And the bear knotted up himself and died

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    Looks like we found Weaver's inspiration. Tom however doesn't quite fit yet. Almost as if Tom and Ruby have been switched.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:49 No.3247142
    The process described here is a simple one, but one which has been obscured throughout cinema’s history by the very system of filmmaking which seeks to take power away from the audience by ignoring or disavowing their presence. We must first realize the exhibitionistic nature of film, the desire of cinema to be watched and the need it has for a voyeuristic viewer. In doing so, we take power in the cinematic discourse as active spectators. We must then understand the conceits of narrative film in its attempt to position us through its apparatus in a specific ideology, gendered and racialized in order to become vessels for the film’s message. And finally, we must take our understanding of the world, our consideration of historical and social context and apply it to our readings of these films as active and resistant spectators. In this way, we change the nature of film. No longer a reaffirmation of social dogma impressed upon passive spectators, film can become, through our own actions, something much more: a tool of change, of reinvention, and of revolution.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:52 No.3247147
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:54 No.3247150
    >And the bear knotted up himself and died
    Pretty fitting considering the bear was a tangled, knotted mass of entwined nerves, sinew, and rotted, gelatinous flesh.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)07:54 No.3247151
    That's so meta I shat Christian Metz.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:01 No.3247163

    Holy fuck.

    All this means, is that Ruby's story has no where to go but FUCKAWESOME.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:04 No.3247169
    Ok, since i have been stuck outside civilization for some time, could somebody please tell me what is going on in this thread?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:04 No.3247171
    What the hell am I reading
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:07 No.3247174
    >Tom however doesn't quite fit yet. Almost as if Tom and Ruby have been switched.
    Cat was trapped, wanted to get out. Rabbit broke free by herself, then she freed the cat. Then together, they tried to escape.
    It actually seems very faithful to the adventure.

    >Ruby's story has no where to go but FUCKAWESOME.
    The thing is, if they are parallel, most of the poem takes place BEFORE the adventure began. Only the last few passages are about what actually happened, and only the very last one occurs past the point of the rabbit and the cat breaking free, and it says absolutely nothing about what actually happens after that. So we have no spoilers and no hints on what's next.
    The majority of the poem is about the theme of the place and how the rabbit got there, which is equally vague. I don't really see any hints we can derive from this about where the story's going.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:08 No.3247176
    "The flock that could not work together
    Are sure still trapped in Hell."

    These two lines make it clear that if /tg/ doesn't work together, Ruby and Tom will die. But there is still a chance.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:08 No.3247178
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    Discussion on the nature of an interactive adventure being held on this board. It features a bunny named Ruby and a cat named Tom in a strange and dangerous environment.

    The threads are on /rs/
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:08 No.3247180
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    >Ok, since i have been stuck outside civilization for some time, could somebody please tell me what is going on in this thread?
    An interactive parser-based adventure starring a rabbit of the same name. It's a lot of fun. Next installment is tentatively planned for tomorrow night. I've got my fingers crossed.

    Full archive here:
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:12 No.3247185
    Ah, but your missing the point of him suddenly raging about. Tom has been quite passive up till this point. Unless we'll be taking over him as the new PC in the upcoming adventures, it won't fit. Which could very well happen.
    >He said "For now, I am not dead,
    >And I will not die in vain!"
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:13 No.3247190
    おh語d歩wぢdティs下t減れI'm not good with computer
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)08:21 No.3247202

    Zombie bird is struck by the Hook!

    It was super effective!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:24 No.3247204
    Saw series?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:25 No.3247206
    That happened before the rabbit broke her own bonds.

    Isn't it possible that Tom's very strange, detached, even placid demeanor could be resultant from a previous episode in which he furiously struggled to free himself on his own? Maybe the hopelessness of his situation began to take hold and to avoid an emotional breakdown and a complete loss of willpower, he turned towards distractions... like building a sculpture out of the randomly-strewn items in his room.
    It would even explain why when new help came along in the form of Ruby, he quickly began to snap out of it. Just moments after he defends his art piece, he tears it apart and is completely unfazed, like it doesn't matter to him anymore.
    He destroys his coping mechanism because Ruby showed up as a real, tangible sign that there may yet still be hope.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:33 No.3247220
    He remembers nothing from before he was in that room. He stopped exploring after he pushed one button. Sure, it nearly killed him, but he gave up after it.
    >> Blank !!vqw88ooNTj5 12/26/08(Fri)08:33 No.3247221
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    m'kay, we found what it's based on. and yes, it has nowhere to go but FUCKAWESOME.

    this thread needs to be archived on sup/tg/ just for the poem. i'm making an archive of my own in case sup/tg/ dies for good.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:39 No.3247228
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    >And the fox just laughed, and the birds all cried
    >And the bear knotted up himself and died

    >The flock that could not work together
    >Are sure still trapped in Hell.
    Plus this

    >Maybe the hopelessness of his situation began to take hold and to avoid an emotional breakdown and a complete loss of willpower, he turned towards distractions.
    Plus this

    ...all add up to an interesting suggestion.
    What if there is a metaphysical/metaphorical power at work here -- the kind of power you see in children's stories and whimsical poems and shit like that. The kind of power that turns boys into donkeys in Pinocchio and that makes people strong through the kindness of their hearts and all that bullshit.

    What if the abominations, the people that have attacked Ruby, aren't aliens or demons or products of horrible experiments?
    What if they're just people who've given up?

    What if the power of this place has transformed their fears and flaws, not in a Silent Hill way that affects the world around them, but more a Dorian Gray sort of way, where it only changes themselves?
    Ruby and Tom are determined. They have their will. They have resolve. It's what keeps them going... but what if it's also what's keeping them human?

    Lose hope, and the dark energy of this place takes over.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:41 No.3247232
    I still don't see exactly what the poem even implies about where this is going.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:47 No.3247238
    Assuming then that the creatures are the physical embodiments of their own mental and emotional states, they can still be interpreted just like the Silent Hill monsters can, except through their own individual POV filters instead of Ruby's.

    Whether or not the poem is intentionally related, what can we infer about the creatures, then, by examining their current physical state?

    I understand this is all just wild speculation at this point and there's no way to tell, even if we WERE on the right track, if any of these things were accurate. I understand it's mostly going to be looking for meaning where there might not be any and reading into things too much, but it's damn entertaining.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)08:53 No.3247247
    The closet-bear, who "knotted himself up and died" completely surrendered. He never even tried. He was WEAK. His muscles gave out, and his body turned to a bloody red jelly held together by tangled, knotted masses of nerves and sinews. He crawls across the floor, symbolic of his lack of resolve to stand up for himself, and unlike the other one, he screeches. Could be representative of his constant disparaging comments.
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    Well if that's the case, the protagonist's got a damn good shot at surviving. You can't say Ruby isn't determined to get the hell out of here.

    As far as girlish cartoon rabbits in skirts go, she's pretty badass.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)09:11 No.3247293
    Holy crap, that's some pretty esoteric poetry there. If Google is to be believed it's never been posted on the internet before.
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)09:13 No.3247302
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    She has the power of "I have no idea what is going on, things are trying to eat me, and I have a pervert cat (Or had, as the case may be) looking up my skirt"

    Picture related simply because they are on the same level, except Ruby has a hook, not a crowbar, and a thin skirt and shirt, not a HEV suit. (I think thats what it was called)
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)09:21 No.3247315
    Even so, you can't deny her resolve. She fought that monster though she was clearly outmatched (would have died if not for the environmental hazards to incapacitate and then finish off the abomination). She rescued and trusted Tom.
    Hell, even after being chased by a monstrous snake-being made from a melty corpse, she almost immediately got back up and WENT RIGHT BACK INTO THE ROOM WHERE SHE FOUND IT, just because she knew it was up to her. If she didn't do it, who would?
    She took responsibility.
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)09:31 No.3247327

    Just like the good man Gordon Freeman.

    I will admit Ruby most likely has a bit more in the way of balls though. She most likely will never find a gun in there.

    And terror is the greatest of all spurs. Either you kill it, or you die. One way or another.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)09:39 No.3247337
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    I like that Ruby's not a perfect protagonist, nor a useless one. She's not some sultry, karate-fighting badass special agent girl, and she's not some 50s waif who gets paralyzed with fear and screams helplessly for thirty minutes every time she sees a cockroach.
    She's scared, she's confused, but she's determined to get out of this alive.
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)09:45 No.3247353

    What you just described IS the perfect protagonist. She is not some one dimensional character, like the roach screamer, neither is she a Mary Sue (Albeit a light one) like the super sexy secret agent.

    A person could seem themselves as her. She has the touch of life, the spark of humanity. She is flawed, but not in a way that it is her only defining feature. She is a normal person, like any of us (Well, if we were furry) who finds herself in the worst place at the worst time.

    I wouldn't have her any other way.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)09:53 No.3247363
    Well I meant "perfect" by a more Hollywood standard of badassery. She's brave, just not... unbelievably so.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)09:56 No.3247369
    So wait, where is THIS from then?
    I mean, no search results on the internet... that just doesn't happen.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)09:57 No.3247374
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    Has anyone set up the odds yet on things like whether Tom is still alive, and if he is, whether he or Ruby will turn into a zombie/monster first?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)10:13 No.3247383
    I'm putting down 2:1 on Tom being alive.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)10:15 No.3247388
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)10:26 No.3247403
    I feel lucky. I'll take those odds.

    There's no way Tom's role in all this is played out. Not yet. Not even close.
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)10:43 No.3247443

    What are we using to bet with?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)10:45 No.3247451
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)10:53 No.3247463

    What sort of balls? Stone balls, wood balls, testicle balls? Details man details!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)10:54 No.3247466


    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)11:13 No.3247479

    I humbly request your calm. I was joking about the details post. Honestly, what 4channer doesn't know what someone means why they say balls and that is the only word in the entire post?

    Sorry I roused you into caplock fury mode. I will do my best to avoid doing it again.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:25 No.3247511
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:26 No.3247515
    Was there a part 10? suptg only has parts 1-9 archived...
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:37 No.3247552
    Part 10 is (hopefully) coming in about 16 hours.
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    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)11:41 No.3247572
    You know, if you desired for the joke to keep going, you could have created some ad-hoc exchange rate for balls. One humans ball is worth ten metal ones, one metal, ten stone, one stone, ten wood. But no, instead you stop in mid track and blame me for killing the joke when all I was attempting to do was add onto it in my own odd little way.

    And now, because of this, I will dedicate this, the 21st day of my birth, to ensuring that every single joke, every last punchline, every lol you may have, is horribly and completely crushed by me. No matter what board you go to, I will follow, no matter how quickly the thread falls to page 10, I will be sure to ruin it in the most blatant and obvious way possible. May you know no humor, no amusement, only slow, simmering dissatisfaction, that someone decided to waste this, the 21st day of their birth, to make your day a little less fun.

    Or, I will go to the liquor store when it opens and buy my first bottle of booze. Either or works really.
    We love you Anon, just kidding.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:43 No.3247575
    That wasn't even me.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:43 No.3247578
    I heard your mother was good at crushing balls.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:44 No.3247580
    >the 21st day of my birth
    Underage b&
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:47 No.3247595
    ITT a bunch of faggots search for deeper meaning in a game where everything was pulled out of the originator's ass
    >> Drawde Paladin of Freedom 12/26/08(Fri)11:51 No.3247612
    That's an interesting theory.

    But maybe it's all of it? Maybe there is some Silent Hill-ish level to it, where the world has changed due to some psuedomystical force, and that it all still is an experiment? The world is warped into a strange place that relies of logic when there is no logic (that is to say, Adventure game logic), and if you give up, you become nothing more than an encounter for the next person to come along.
    Ruby WAS able to do nothing more than press a button to get out of her coffin, so she wasn't completely a prisoner.

    And who had been in that other coffin? Was it Tom? How'd he get in the cage and forget it all?

    Maybe it was the bear, and both the bear and the other... cat? were the previous 'players' in the game, and both gave up?

    That was a cat, wasn't it? Could that have maybe been Tom?

    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)11:55 No.3247627

    To my knowledge the UA b& age was under 18.


    Damn right she is. She would have you whimpering for mercy before she even finished picking up the mattock.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)11:58 No.3247634
    Man, I keep forgetting that the drinking age in the States is 21. So fucked up.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:11 No.3247662
    >To my knowledge the UA b& age was under 18.
    18 YEARS, not DAYS.
    >the 21st day of my birth
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:13 No.3247673
    see: >>3247238
    >I understand this is all just wild speculation at this point and there's no way to tell, even if we WERE on the right track, if any of these things were accurate. I understand it's mostly going to be looking for meaning where there might not be any and reading into things too much, but it's damn entertaining.

    We're aware of the absurdity of this situation. We enjoy it anyway.
    You're on /tg/. Of all the boards you could try to make people feel stupid on for over-imagining things that don't really exist and playing make-believe, this is probably a poor choice.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:13 No.3247674
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:17 No.3247681
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    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)12:21 No.3247688

    Ooh, almost got me to care enough to correct you. Almost.


    I know. It's perfectly fine that we buy cancer sticks, enlist to die in the armed forces, and help decide the path of our nation (Yay right) but OH NO, you can't have a beer, no no no.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:26 No.3247697
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:27 No.3247700
    oh damnit VB<
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:38 No.3247726
    I'll bet my balls on Tom and vote some booze for you.

    The real question, though, is exactly how much longer will he be alive? Odds are about 8:1 against him finishing the adventure alive, but he's almost guaranteed protection from becoming a monster. (Ruby's temporary best friend becomes a Penanggalan and nearly kills her? SAN loss, black spiral, game over.)
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:41 No.3247734
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    We can get some ideas. Assuming the poem is really the basis of it all.

    It's hard to tell, but the creature in this image could have been the fox. He "denied he'd been caught", and this monster's powers allowed him to slip out from imprisonment, so it sort of fits. Not very much, though, so it could also be the hound; the fox seems like he'd end up a more important, complex character than the others, perhaps as a character who's physically unaffected but psychologically disturbed. A "different sort of monster", sort of thing.

    I think Tom fits the cat's part. Why did Ruby wake up in the first place? Perhaps it was some electrical failure, that knocked her out of stasis or whatever; the only source of an electrical failure we've seen is when Tom pushed the electroshock button.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:44 No.3247744
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    Tom will use his MANLY PHYSIQUE to pull through, get the vial himself and splash Ruby awake with some water from the aquarium.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)12:53 No.3247763
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    Oh, hai. I saw this thread and remembered this. More of Animal Crossing characters getting the SHIT JUST GOT REAL treatment.

    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)12:55 No.3247780

    What booze do you vote for? Never bought a bottle and I rarely drink so my knowledge on the fermented goodness I will be exposed to in a few hours is limited.

    I bet my balls of brass that Tom will survive up until the final segment. Then, he will die in some gruesome but heroic manner to save Ruby.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:10 No.3247868

    Holy shit, I remember this.

    If a raccoon shows up, we have to remember to kill him with an axe.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:11 No.3247874
    ALSO: The rabbit with red eyes is what Ruby actually looks like.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:12 No.3247881
    I read that while listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRXQsQKGqIU at 3:00AM.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:13 No.3247890

    You read it all in two minutes? Mother of God, I envy your reading skills.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:17 No.3247893
    No I just replayed the song. Song really set the mood.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:18 No.3247908
    And thus Ruby did walk back to her cell, to scream, to cry, to beg, to die. Through blood-soaked halls and nightmarish hells. Her friends had gone to play.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:47 No.3248100
    So it's fairly unanimous that Ruby is badass, and that SHIT JUST GOT SERIOUS? Awesome. Can't wait for the next thread.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)13:47 No.3248101

    I just remembered that my Animal Crossing town had both Tom and Ruby in it. Ruby always called me "Li'l ears" and Tom always said "Mee-YOWZA!"

    I forgot all about them until now. ;.;
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)14:41 No.3248315
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    Postan in a Ruby thread.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)15:09 No.3248443
    We need to make a plan for when this comes back. We must explore the new upstairs room more.
    >> Guardsman 12/26/08(Fri)15:18 No.3248484

    That entirely depends on Ruby waking up in the same place she passed out at.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)15:21 No.3248492
    Straight vodka shots. Preferably not the cheap shit, but that'll work well enough if it has to.

    Shit's been serious since the first set. We were just enjoying some MSPaint Adventures, when all of a sudden "wow, that's a lot of blood i-OH FUCK IT'S ALIVE KILL IT KILLITKILLITKI-" *schink*

    Plans are always good for things like this, but we don't currently know what the fuck will be going on at the start of next session. Could be anything from waking up untouched with a headache to being forced to choose one of Aataqah's button combinations.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)15:23 No.3248506
    Oh shit you're right. She could be somewhere completely new.

    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)15:27 No.3248526
    This thread inspires Ruby emotes. E is for EARS! # is for SCARS! ; is for EYES! B is for TEETH!

    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)15:43 No.3248597

    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)15:45 No.3248614
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:00 No.3248705

    Excuse me. I seem to have laughed my colon onto your desk. Terribly sorry about all that.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:04 No.3248731

    You might want to get a doctor to look at that, son.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:05 No.3248741
    sage for furfag shit and not /tg/ related go circlejerk somewhere else.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:37 No.3248886

    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:42 No.3248919
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    Perhaps Tom tried to find a way to help Ruby through one of the other rooms once he saw the power was on, the door was closed and all kinds of noises were coming from the other room. Sure, he was looking pretty bad, but if he knew Ruby was in trouble he might just muster his last ounces of strength in to help her in some way.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:44 No.3248926

    That is beyond cute.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)16:47 No.3248945

    >> Blank !!vqw88ooNTj5 12/26/08(Fri)17:51 No.3249225
    just got an archive of this thread up on sup/tg/. vote up to keep it.

    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)18:04 No.3249251
    In the end, it has become the same people visiting these threads. I didn't agree with the furfag thing until people began to post these images:
    People, don't post these threads when Weaver isn't managing them. It's a waste of space on a forum that is, in the end, nothing about these little games that Weaver runs. Sure, maybe I would tolerate it a bit more if the characters weren't anthromorphic animals. That is beside the point. These threads are cluttering up space on a board which is nothing about them so I suggest you either move these threads elsewhere or not post them at all.

    Thank you.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)18:14 No.3249292
    I'm in no state to disagree, although it's not like this is (even close) to the only thread on /tg/ that doesn't have to do with /tg/, nor would I say it has nothing to do with Weaver's game (granted it's been discussed far more than necessary given what we know.)

    Mostly I simply commend you on actually explaining your thoughts rather thenFURFAG SAAAAGEABSLDF
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)18:20 No.3249319
    >I didn't agree with the furfag thing until people began to post these images

    I think we should keep it to the simple, and imo cuter drawing style Weaver used anyways
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)18:50 No.3249411
    There's all of one thread at any given time when the game isn't actually running. Even on a a board as slow as this you're really stretching to call that "clutter". You want to stop everybody on this board talking about things you don't like or engage in?
    Who are you to tell us where to take it anyway? I don't exactly see a mod tripcode.

    Also I don't know why people keep saying this isn't /tg/ related at all. It resembles a point-and-click adventure videogame, sure, but it also has things in common with dungeon crawls, with a GM and everything.
    Go complain in these threads instead

    Also you came in too late if you wanted to actually achieve anything, the usual crowd is on from midnight-10am PST.
    >> Yotian 34 12/26/08(Fri)19:26 No.3249546

    I am sorry, but free form roleplaying, even if that role happens to be the voices inside of a bunny girls head, is a form of roleplaying, which is traditional game, which means piss off ya wanker and go troll /b/
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:26 No.3249836
    Anyone know when the new ruby thread is due?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:33 No.3249871

    Should be less than ten hours from now.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:37 No.3249882

    Awesome, looks like I some time to sleep first.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:39 No.3249891
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    >I didn't agree with the furfag thing until people began to post these images:

    Buddy, if you're gonna call something furry based on its fanart, there's a ton of quality media you're gonna have to not enjoy.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:42 No.3249910
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    Seconded. Also? Acceptable level of furry is what, something like this?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:43 No.3249924
    Where do you find this game?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:46 No.3249932
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    "Acceptable furry" varies from person to person, of course.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:50 No.3249953
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    This handy chart may help.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:51 No.3249956
    Who is to judge what is right and what is wrong? Great and powerful foes surround us; unknown miscreants gnaw at us from within. We are threatened with total annihilation. In days such as these we can afford no luxury of morality.

    Behind the bright lights hide a multitude of horrors as would disgust and repel the most stout-hearted of men. So it is with determination and unflinching duty that we must face those vile and terrible things – for if not us, then who?

    The creatures of the Warp have but one trait with which you need concern yourself – their undying contempt for the Emperor. It is your task to quell the rebellion they preach, and the only sure way is to destroy them utterly.

    Cast out the mutant, the traitor, the heretic! For every enemy without there are a hundred within. Beware their secret clans and hidden ways. The only cult we do not abhor is that of the Emperor!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)20:56 No.3249982

    >> Doctor ? !yOVYMaY/uQ 12/26/08(Fri)20:56 No.3249984
    Still wanna know how he/she does those bloodspatters :|
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)21:00 No.3250000
    Indeed, there are a thousand, thousand different abominations, blasphemies, and diabolicums that lurk just beyond our defenses. It is therefore we must remain adamant in our safeguarding, never failing of our energies.

    Addendum: Notable /tg/ related specimens are, of course, not included in this edict, including though not limited to: Horo the Wise, Lifts-Her-Tail, and Aisha Clan-Clan.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)21:18 No.3250047
    Bring fire and bring shell and heap all upon the pyre. With flame and gun we shall make an end to the withered husk that is human life. And in the blazing furnace of battle we shall forge anew the iron will of yet a stronger race.

    As wriggling maggots upon a rotted corpse they glut themselves upon the rank flesh that is /tg/. Such is mankind, blind and bound to a dying world, nought but the writhing worm that mires itself in the corruption of its own progenitors. They who feast today do so in ignorance of their mortality. For tomorrow they must die or change, and, if changing, then forever open their eyes to the dark hunger of eternal life.

    Let the Flames of Battle Consume Us!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)21:26 No.3250093
    Furthermore, that which is not cleansed by righteous flame our full attention must be focused. For though we made be made stronger by the furnace, refined as purest silver, the impurity that threatens us on which our strength and flame alone cannot combat.

    Unto us is a task not only of the flesh, but of the mind. For where the rot is found all must be picked, every dark corner of every recess brought to light, and every blemish upon the soul of humanity brought to fore and forced to face our might. To give less than our fullest dooms us, as the taint will never break under less.

    This is our duty.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:15 No.3250362
    Stop caring about furry.
    If you instantly start hating something as awesome as this the moment it starts being drawn with slightly more detail, then you have no fucking idea what it is that makes furries so laughably terrible and you're just hating "furry" shit as a knee-jerk reaction.
    Either way, stop caring so much about furry.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:25 No.3250400
    >Where do you find this game?
    Search Home of the Underdogs for Ruby's Adventurous Adventure.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:27 No.3250414
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:37 No.3250447
    Is there one giant /rs/ of ruby yet?
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:46 No.3250483
    >These threads are cluttering up space on a board which is nothing about them so I suggest you either move these threads elsewhere or not post them at all.
    Even overlooking your arbitrary and stupid distinctions, even overlooking the fact that both pictures you cited are far more in the style of a Saturday-morning cartoon than anything furry, and even overlooking your penchant to complain rather than make things better, these threads are hardly "cluttering" anything.

    There are 100 threads on /tg/ at any given time.
    ONE Ruby thread filled with actual, meaningful, interesting intellectual discussion is hardly any kind of inconvenience. The fact that you're focusing on this particular thread as being somehow unworthy of sitting among the 99 other threads just shows how arbitrary that distinction you're making really is.

    Between the ronery threads, D&D edition arguments, and a saturation of WH40k threads somewhere around 30% or more, I hardly think this thread deserves to be expunged.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:55 No.3250533
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    obligatory ruby fanart
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:55 No.3250537
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:56 No.3250540
    lol furfags!
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)22:59 No.3250555
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    Where we're going, we won't need roads...
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:08 No.3250610
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:36 No.3250790

    I am intrigued. Tell me more.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:41 No.3250815
    RE: The idea that was mentioned somewhere in this thread (I'm not going to go hunting for the exact post) that we're watching Ruby through the cameras.

    Has anyone else played the PC adventure game "The Experiment"? The entire game is played through the controls of a security system. You direct the main character by flickering lights to attract her attention, and switch between camera to see wherever you need to.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:43 No.3250827
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    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:45 No.3250839
    Oh, she's just the Lusty Argonian Maid. Nevermind then.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:54 No.3250879
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    The abomination in question strikes me more as the Hound from the poem, who didn't really do anything. Emotionless, silent, giving up, not moving. Completely passive.
    The monster makes NO SOUND, unlike the other one, and its body is almost tree-like, perhaps suggesting a nature not prone to action or movement.

    Also, I only just now realized that its eyeball becomes its mouth.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/08(Fri)23:57 No.3250888
    >Also, I only just now realized that its eyeball becomes its mouth.
    Damn, just noticed as well.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:01 No.3250923
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    Seemed pretty obvious to me.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:16 No.3251001
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    You can see its normal mouth still there, looking placidly blank.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:21 No.3251021
    Has anyone tried the Ruby discussion room on IRC to see if it's really there?
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:24 No.3251052

    What's keeping you from checking yourself?
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:27 No.3251068
    Who is Ruby? I keep seeing these Ruby discussion threads, but I dont know what the source is.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:31 No.3251090

    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:32 No.3251100
    I'm technologically inept and don't want to download IRC just to fail at it for something that might not even be there.

    >Who is Ruby?
    Go here, read the threads. Wisdom.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:32 No.3251103
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)00:34 No.3251113

    Have a nice day.

    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:27 No.3251255
    Was /tg/ down for a while just now?
    I was worried we'd miss the installment tonight.

    Which is in about 2 hours, by the way.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:28 No.3251260
    The other 2 days started at 3 est.

    Which is in 30 minutes.

    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:29 No.3251264
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    I have composed an image to help explain this "Ruby" phenomena. Note that it is purely based on my own interpretation of events.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:30 No.3251266
    It was accurate for when I wrote it. An hour passed between then and now.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:39 No.3251281
    Ah. Well then.

    (no need for bump)
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:40 No.3251284

    Holy shit, I thought it was just my computer. I almost bit my own eyelids off in frustration.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:40 No.3251286
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    Its bootiful.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:43 No.3251289
    Same here. I was staying up late just for this and would have been pissed if my internet had crapped out right before.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:44 No.3251296
    Nah, I get the feeling the whole board died for a bit.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:47 No.3251325

    It wasn't just /tg/, it was half of 4chan.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:54 No.3251353
    I think it was all of 4chan, no board I went to worked.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)02:55 No.3251361
    It was worse for me. I had literally JUST cleared my cache.

    And there's nothing worse than KNOWING that what you just did couldn't have done what was happening, but having that nagging feeling that it did.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:05 No.3251418

    I object to that, good sir. I would say that actually being responsible for whatever you just fucked up would be worse. For example, what if you actually HAD done something silly and crashed the entirety of 4chan, only to have Moot himself descend from on high and deliver a message about how something odd had happened, and then briefly mentioned all of your personal information?
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:22 No.3251504
    Shit would NOT be cache. [rimshot]
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:27 No.3251519
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    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:29 No.3251529
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    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:30 No.3251534
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:30 No.3251539
    So. How punctual has Weaver been in the past? Should I just go to sleep, or is there a slim chance of it happening today?
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:31 No.3251543
    IT'S UP
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:31 No.3251550
    Nice timing. See >>3251532
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:31 No.3251553
    The moment I post this it goes up.
    >> Anonymous 12/27/08(Sat)03:31 No.3251557
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