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    16 KB Ruby Discussion Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:53 No.3305759  
    Viable theories:
    You're already dead

    Debunked theories:
    Tom Clones
    Time Travel
    Reality TV Show
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:55 No.3305770
    Deep-sea location + hints of "never-ending slumber" + ancient writings + gruesome visions + horrible abominations that should not be...

    My money's on Cthulhu or a similar "drowned god" theory.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:56 No.3305777
    Testing chamber for 'zombie' antidotes and variations.

    Ruby and Tom are already infected.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:56 No.3305781

    wait what? Did i miss a ruby thread?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:56 No.3305782
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    you forgot "Birthday Prank"
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:57 No.3305784
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    >wait what? Did i miss a ruby thread?
    Nope, no update since last night's adventure.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)13:59 No.3305800


    Ruby isn't ruby anymore. Ruby is a clone/monster/avatar of the eye with all the memories of the real ruby. the real ruby is dead.
    >> Drawde 01/03/09(Sat)14:00 No.3305807
    Last night's adventure?

    What adventure?
    What's happened?

    Last I saw, Red killed himself.

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:00 No.3305811
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    >Ruby and Tom are already infected.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:02 No.3305815
    Red came back as some kind of 'force', as seen in the OP's image. Things started coming to life, including the walls themselves. Shit hit the fan. Ruby had a temporary hallucination where everything in the facility was suddenly friendly and happy, Red was wishing her a happy birthday, etc.

    Then Ruby nearly died when the Bird Zombie attacked, Tom beat the thing to death to save her but lost an arm.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:02 No.3305817

    shit, so I did miss one :(

    Last thing i saw was red dead.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:04 No.3305833
    >Ruby and Tom are already infected.
    Ruby is, but Tom's given no overt signs of infection by... well, not "zombies" but whatever the hell those things are.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:05 No.3305841
    >>Tom lost an arm
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:05 No.3305847
    God DAMN IT. It wasn't archived.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:06 No.3305849
    Why wasn't this archived?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:06 No.3305852
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    Ruby is hiding her infection from Tom, so Tom may very well be hiding his infection from Ruby. We did after all look upon Tom's freaky possible infected form once.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:07 No.3305862
    Fucking Christ, I thought Red was scary as a tangible being. DEATH HAS ONLY MADE HIM STRONGER.

    Seeing him possess the Dummy and turn into a fucking TOOTHY MONSTER was brickshitting. I had trouble sleeping.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:08 No.3305866

    BROTIP: Anonymous has access to image editing software, and is capable of rudimentary deceit.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:09 No.3305878
    If this is not an elaborate prank, then why is there no archive on sup/tg/? If Anonymus failed to archive something of this much win, I will be very disappointed.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:09 No.3305880
    Because it never happened
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:09 No.3305883
    N-no! Anonymous would never play on our desperate need for awesomeness! ...right? Right? RIGHT?!

    oh god the blood, mother, the blood
    >> Drawde 01/03/09(Sat)14:10 No.3305886
    Guise. Not funny, guise.

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:11 No.3305900
    So...I've missed the Ruby train. Can I someone link to the previous episodes, since this is apparently the grandest example of storytelling in contemporary fiction?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:13 No.3305920
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    Kind of hard to fake something like this.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:15 No.3305935
    @All: The only interactive thread last night was that Dorf Quest one. There was no new Ruby Quest.
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    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:17 No.3305950

    Thanks, much appreciated.


    OH FUCK. There goes my evening. This shit is worse than TvTropes.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:17 No.3305953
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    You know, for all the horror and mindfuckery, the one thing that has really got to me is the look on Tom's face.

    If he dies of a broken heart, I won't forgive you Weaver.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:19 No.3305969
    is last night's archived anywhere yet?
    >> Weaver !!t1PjjQn4qVX 01/03/09(Sat)14:21 No.3305982
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    There was no Ruby Story Thread last night, y'all are being trolled.

    Speaking of trolling, enjoy your censored picture of the cast of Ruby.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:21 No.3305983
    If there was one last night why isn't it on sup/tg/?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:23 No.3305996
    What of Red
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:23 No.3305997
    This is one of those times where the minimalistic storytelling actually does good. We feel sorry for Tom, but what do we know about his personality? ...He likes being MANLY WITH HIS PHYSIQUE. That's... about it, really. I mean, we were feeling sorry for him and ordering Ruby to give him comfort hugs from the very get go.

    Yet, I won't argue with the fact that I do feel sorry for Tom, and I hope he and Ruby have a happy ever after ending. Funny how that works out, eh?

    And am I the only one who just noticed that Tom never actually got to take us to the room he was held in?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:23 No.3305999
    So... now we know this is false let's just discuss Ruby in general. Like what we're going to do with Red's corpse. Looting it is the obvious option. Maybe desecrating it in some way. Then get some of his flesh to use to get rid of monsters. And put the rest in the blender.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:25 No.3306010
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:26 No.3306019
    >Tom never actually got to take us to the room he was held in?
    Assumedly, it's the room Red committed suicide in.

    >Maybe desecrating it in some way
    Anyone who thinks Ruby is just going to mutilate/desecrate Red's corpse for no reason obviously hasn't been paying attention. That's not something she would do.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:26 No.3306021

    Reds copse will most likely take care of itself and disappear.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:27 No.3306025
    Where's the pneumatic tube, then?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:29 No.3306043
    We haven't seen all of the room yet. The sides of that picture are the doorframe, not the walls. Its presumably somewhere off to the side.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:29 No.3306052
    Yeah, no. That actually looks quite fake. Nice try, dude.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:32 No.3306064
    I'm betting there's going to be some sort of TWEEST, like a trap or something. If we loot Red we should do it with extreme caution.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:33 No.3306071
    Goddamn. In only 3 pictures you could feel Tom's heart break.
    >> Kash !gI1GvxqNys 01/03/09(Sat)14:34 No.3306073
    I don't think Red is dead, we need to see if Tom sees it too, and also we need to get Tom to lift those damn floor boards in the warped gravity room.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:34 No.3306078
    I don't know, Weaver implied that Red's corpse was quite dead. When someone suggested that Tom attack the corpse with a crowbar, Weaver said:
    >He's got two long, sharp wooden poles going through his head. I don't think he needs the help.
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    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:35 No.3306089
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    After reviewing the footage of the room... I concede to your point. It is possible.

    And if it was Weaver forgetting a detail, he should be happy that you're there to cover for him.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:35 No.3306090
    >That actually looks quite fake.
    No, it really doesn't at all.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:39 No.3306122
    These things are not made by Weaver. Last thing Red did die.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:39 No.3306125
    I don't know... perhaps a last laugh before he died? A trap and his dead body as bait?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:43 No.3306154
    Don't toy with our affections.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:43 No.3306156
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    Finally finished this fucking thing.

    Also in EXORBITANTLY HUGE SIZE, since I have no restraint and couldn't help zooming in to 2000% to fix trivial details.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:43 No.3306157
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    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:43 No.3306159
    Red is now a ghost, prepare to get scared.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:46 No.3306177
    >Where's the pneumatic tube, then?
    What a good question.

    Wanna know a better question?


    A little pneumatic tube that in all probability was blocked by Ruby's head in the first place is nothing.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:47 No.3306192
    Fucking awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:48 No.3306195
    ... Seriously, this "latest update" bullshit better be real.
    This has to be the first Ruby episode I would be seriously kicking myself for missing because it looks like a serious turn for awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:48 No.3306199
    THIS IS FUCKAWESOME. Honestly superb work in all regards
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:49 No.3306209
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    I haven't been paying attention to this ruby shit.

    But these threads are long, obnoxious, and taking over /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:51 No.3306218
    So, Tom magically lost an eye and Ruby suddenly gained on.

    >> Weaver !!t1PjjQn4qVX 01/03/09(Sat)14:51 No.3306220
    I feel honored to be associated with something as awesome as this picture. The sheer detail was incredible already, but seeing it finished like this now just makes it downright astounding.
    Add to that the stylish and fully-appealing color scheme, and you've got something brilliant.

    Bravo, you magnificent bastard. Bravo.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:51 No.3306222
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    There is a solution, you know.
    >> Masterwork Bastard !DOD3/eopFI 01/03/09(Sat)14:51 No.3306224

    Yeah, because your eternal /40k/, 4e trolls and OMG RANDUMB CHARACTORS is so important it must be the only thing on at any given time. Ever.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:51 No.3306226
    Ruby is /tg/-related, you prick.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:52 No.3306231
    One thread at a time is not 'taking over', you jackass.

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:52 No.3306233
    Hey, I only begin the saging when there are multiple threads. It's acceptable - in small quantities. Although a thread a day is OTT.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:52 No.3306240

    Ruby actually tore out Tom's eye in the hook fight. She was only hallucinating the monster. Tom was poisoned and probably hallucinating too. The third eye on Ruby's head is a hallucination caused by her subconscious guilt of ripping Tom's eye out with a hook.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:53 No.3306243
    Could be not just any eye but a MAGIC eye.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:55 No.3306263
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)14:56 No.3306276

    You haven't been paying attention? Why don't you go look at the archives and see what all the fuss is about.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:00 No.3306296
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    That room is indeed worrying.
    >> Weaver !!t1PjjQn4qVX 01/03/09(Sat)15:01 No.3306301

    No. I said that already.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:01 No.3306302

    Holy shit, that is so fucking brilliant, especially the attention to detail.
    >> Drawde 01/03/09(Sat)15:01 No.3306305
    >I don't know what's going on here, but since I hate the board, I'm going to sage things that are /tg/ related.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:02 No.3306306
    Not the guy you were talking to, but bah, those threads were all long and there are how many of them now? By the time anyone caught up with them, it would be over. All I ask is that you guys restrict this to one thread at a time.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:02 No.3306308

    that is fucking amazing good sir
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:03 No.3306312
    PREDICTION: Red's body will disappear the moment Ruby and Tom's backs are turned. Attempting to interact with the body (except to take the shovel and maybe the sticks) will probably result in bad things. I don't want another LOL MISSING TIME MINDFUCK RESET.

    Remember, all of the other corpses (the bear head, plant monster, and stitches fellow) are all unaccounted for.

    Also, look at that fucking pit in the brig again. It clearly goes up into the ceiling. But if we go upstairs, there is no evidence of this. Have we tried examining the pit in detail at all?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:03 No.3306313
    >All I ask is that you guys restrict this to one thread at a time.
    We are. There's only one Ruby Discussion thread active out of 100 threads on the entire board.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:04 No.3306315
    Hey Wreaver, there going to be a happy ending to this? I know you must have some general sort of plot...
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:05 No.3306321
    >out of 100

    Fallacious reasoning, very few of those are active.

    However, you may recall that I did not say that you had more than one, just to keep it at that. This thread is fine.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:05 No.3306324
    Actually, it doesn't take long to go through and read just Weaver's posts, and link to the actions he chose. There are a lot of threads, but they are filled with very short posts.

    I'd say if you have an hour or two to kill, go look up Ruby Quest.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:05 No.3306327
    The creator of Ruby is doing this for his and our entertainment. You are doing what many hardcore nerds, which is look deeper into something than the creator ever did.
    My guess is that either it's meant to go on forever within that space and plain and simply defy logic, or it's just some additional puzzle and shitbrix material designed by our lovely Weaver.
    >> Kash !gI1GvxqNys 01/03/09(Sat)15:05 No.3306328
    >By the time anyone caught up with them, it would be over.

    I read all of it yesterday.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:06 No.3306331
    >Fallacious reasoning, very few of those are active.
    1. I never said they were active, I said there were 100 threads on the board and this was therefore only 1/100.
    2. That is not even close to fallacious reasoning. I do not think you know what "fallacious" means.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:06 No.3306333
    Nah, Weaver is just going to go the LOST route: create more and more mysteries and never resolve any of them, eventually dissolving the fanbase as people get tired of never having any payoff.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:08 No.3306344
    People have speculated that the story is roughly based on Murdoch's "The Metal Glen." If so, that poem ends:

    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.

    So I don't think we'll get LOL BAD END for Ruby or Tom, but if we encounter any more sympathetic characters, I doubt they'll make it. It's already been said this isn't going to turn into a LOST thing, so I imagine we will at least get to figure out what is going on.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:09 No.3306351
    Look, this is what you said:

    >We are. There's only one Ruby Discussion thread active out of 100 threads on the entire board.

    You compared the 1 "active Ruby Discussion thread" to the 99 non-necessarily active other threads. This is an apples to oranges comparison; what you could have done was compare your 1 thread to the perhaps 10 other active threads, and it would have made your point fine.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:09 No.3306355
    Fuck restraint. That's awesome.

    He admitted that he started without a plot, but has made one due to the popularity explosion. What it is, though, is anyone's guess.
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    Metal glen? That sounds dangerously close to...
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:10 No.3306363
    Tripfaggots like you are part of the reason that I don't plan to catch up with this.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:11 No.3306370
    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 01/03/09(Sat)15:12 No.3306374
    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 01/03/09(Sat)15:12 No.3306378
    Well that's... shallow.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:13 No.3306391
    Does anyone know about when and what time-zone we can expect the next chapter (or whatever you want to call it) to be released?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:13 No.3306392
    Hating tripfaggots is normal, dude.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:14 No.3306393
    This became way more relevant with Red's appearance, too.

    "I'm not trapped anywhere."
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:14 No.3306394
    I didn't compare active and non-active threads. All I ever claimed was that there are 100 threads on this board, and this is, by definition, just one of them.

    >This is an apples to oranges comparison
    No, it's not. There are 100 threads and --

    jesus fuck, I can't believe I'm even arguing this with you.
    There are 100 threads, this is 1. This isn't hard.

    You're splitting hairs and arguing the very definitions of my point just to avoid having to admit you're arguing just for the sake of argument.
    Fuck off.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:15 No.3306401
    Yes, but denying yourself an entertaining story because a tripfag also happened to like it is fucking moronic.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:16 No.3306408
    It's usually around 3 AM Central (sucks for us Amerifags), and about once a week. The next one doesn't have a fixed date yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:16 No.3306409
    You compared one ACTIVE thread to the entirety of all other threads, both ACTIVE and INACTIVE. That makes your reasoning WRONG; this is not hard.
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    >Hating tripfaggots is normal, dude.
    Normal on /b/, maybe.
    But most other boards aren't so knee-jerk about their reaction to namefags/tripfags that they'll suddenly go "YOU LIKE THIS? WELL THEN I HATE IT!"
    He was just pointing out it doesn't take long to catch up on the threads and the guy goes "Well if a tripfag read it, that's a good reason for me not to!"
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:18 No.3306424
    What makes me sure that it's worth it? It's a large time investment to catch up and I only have the word of you, and I cannot say as to whether or not you are a scholar and a gentleman or a complete faggot.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:19 No.3306432
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    >You compared one ACTIVE thread to the entirety of all other threads
    No I didn't. No comparison was made whatsoever. All I said was there was "one Ruby Discussion thread active out of 100 threads". Which is completely true.
    Fuck right off.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:20 No.3306446
    That's the other reason I'm not going to bother. The threads never occur while I'm on, so I can't participate anyways.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:20 No.3306450
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:21 No.3306454
    You don't have to be present at the writing of a good story to enjoy it. I've never been around for an active Ruby thread, but it's still entertaining and engrossing.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:21 No.3306455
    That is a significantly better reason to not care.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:21 No.3306458
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    Hey. You two.

    Cut that shit out.
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    >> Velenor 01/03/09(Sat)15:28 No.3306498
    I missed the first 2 sessions, only came on when the third was halfway. now im obsessed
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:29 No.3306503
    Hey, sagefags, could you kindly just go back to the dozens of active regurgitated 40k threads and allow this single Ruby discussion thread to get back on the rails? Quit arguing about who won an argument on the Internet or whether one of the only sources of fresh, semi-collaborative material /tg/ has had in ages with worth a minimal investment of time to view.

    Anyway, back to Red: are we sure he is/was a monster? On one hand, he has not actually done anything bad to Tom or Ruby that we can prove. Sure, he was a creepy dick, but he has also helped them both on several occasions. We have no proof that he was the one who took out Tom's eye and locked him up. And his monster-laugh only happened around Ruby, who appears to be a rather unreliable narrator (she supposedly didn't "see" Red's monster-laugh... but in her dream, she saw him as a monster. What?)

    I'm guessing that Ruby turns into a monster during her blackouts. She may even be the one who gouged out Tom's eye (and now she has an extra) and dragged him away.
    >> CommissarMega !!PJ/ldME8XhR 01/03/09(Sat)15:32 No.3306520
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    I've sat and waited through every thread. The story is fucking great.

    Take it from me. It's worth it.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:33 No.3306527

    I started reading the entire thing an hour ago.

    I highly recommend it.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:34 No.3306529
    Jesus, Ruby gave Tom arsenic poisoning, gouged his eye out, AND rejected his kiss? Poor guy can't catch a fucking break.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:37 No.3306550
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    Did someone say MANLY PHYSIQUE?
    Because I'm pretty sure someone...
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:39 No.3306561
    Well, hopefully the "surprise shapeshifter" thing isn't true. And we haven't told Tom that it was arsenic, though it wouldn't really be Ruby's fault unless she had somehow known about it beforehand.
    >> Velenor 01/03/09(Sat)15:39 No.3306563
    haha awesome, love the eyepatch
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:40 No.3306569
    I still don't get why she didn't keep kissing him, or at least respond in a slightly positive way. The first three posts after he kissed her were all "Kiss him back! :3" not "just keep fiddling with that clock thing."
    >> Kash !gI1GvxqNys 01/03/09(Sat)15:40 No.3306574
    Big Tom or Tom Boss
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:40 No.3306575
    Holy crap, Tom, why don't YOU be the one to kill zombies from now on?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:41 No.3306579
    Her mind was yelling "KISS BACK DO IT DO IT" but she's too shy and awkward?
    >> Kash !gI1GvxqNys 01/03/09(Sat)15:44 No.3306601
    I'm pretty sure Ruby told Tom she gave him arsenic poisoning while doing a pirate impression.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:46 No.3306610
    She likes him back she is just too shy. That was probably her first kiss. She just didnt know how to respond.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:47 No.3306622
    I'm not sure it's ever been stated that Ruby is even a virgin, let alone never been kissed.

    The closest thing was mentioning that she was unfamiliar with condoms filled with acid.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:49 No.3306634
    She's 14 iirc and very shy so its a good bet she's never had a boyfriend/sex/kiss
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:53 No.3306667
    You faggots had your chance. I now can say that I will never care about Ruby. Sage.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:54 No.3306679
    Her being 14 was someone making shit up, just like 'last nights thread' in this thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:56 No.3306691
    sage for /v/
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:57 No.3306702
    You best be trollin'
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:58 No.3306708
    So you're saying Weaver, the story's creator, is making shit up?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)15:59 No.3306715
    Weaver's said several times that he never gave an age for Ruby.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:01 No.3306730

    You tryin to go Nick Fury Manliness? Just askin.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:01 No.3306731

    HOWEVER. It's important to note that Weaver did say that Red was not much older than Ruby and Tom.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:01 No.3306732

    That is indeed plausible. However, I've come to think of possibilities like these as "quicksand theories." There's no escaping their consequences.

    Similar to it all being a dream, or Ruby already being dead, if it turns out that this is true, what can we do? Not much.

    I'm not saying "FUCK YOUR THEORY," just if you're right there's not much we can do, if anything.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:03 No.3306744
    Man, I haven't been paying attention to Ruby threads and now feel intrigued, but the prospect of having to read through 14+ 200odd reply threads isn't awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:04 No.3306754

    You could always read them in shifts. Read some number of threads, or until you're tired of it, then return to them in X amount of time.
    >> CommissarMega !!PJ/ldME8XhR 01/03/09(Sat)16:05 No.3306756
    It's easier than you think.
    Just skim through to weavers posts and read those. Since he links the responses back to the posters commands you can follow along fast and easy.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:05 No.3306759
    Don't bother; I'm certainly not.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:05 No.3306763
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    You only have to read Weaver's posts, seeing he links and describes the chosen action.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:05 No.3306764
    It really doesn't take long, since you can just skip through and read weaver's posts to get the story.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:06 No.3306773
    Excuse me sir, you appear to have forgotten your sage.

    Anyway, yes, Ruby story is fun times. It's not /v/ per se, it's more like a statless tabletop game over the internet. With pictures. And way too many participants.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:07 No.3306783

    Try this:
    The wiki of Ruby Quest.

    I believe it's complete now.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:08 No.3306786
    I have to say that I don't find your theory too plausible. For instance, when Ruby blacks out when bringing the antidote to Tom, he's gone and the cell is covered in blood. Something else obviously got to him first.

    Or, she's just hallucinating again. But saying "she's just hallucinating again" basically means we have to stop playing. I mean, if she hallucinates, then ANYTHING she sees might be a hallucination. We'd better constantly confer with Tom to make sure he's seeing the same things we are. But wait! What if Tom is hallucinating too? You see where I'm going with this?

    I guess what I'm saying is that, like >>3306732, I'd prefer to avoid "quicksand theories."
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:09 No.3306793
    Adventure games are /v/

    <-- /v/ is that way
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:13 No.3306815

    Ruby and Tom might both be experiencing some lunacy but it's unlikely that they would have identical hallucinations... isn't it?

    If Tom ever starts freaking for no apparent reason we'll know that his faculties are as unreliable as Ruby's probably are, but until then I think he should be treated like an anchor to reality.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:15 No.3306824
    /v/ is video games.

    RubyQuest is not a video game.

    It is more like an old pen&paper "CYOA" game.

    Which categorizes it as a Traditional Game.

    /tg/ - Traditional Games

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:15 No.3306828

    A quick Knowledge Check (Wikipedia) will show you that the poem "The Metal Glen" doesn't exist outside of /tg/, furthermore, William Murdoch was an engineer and never a published poet.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:15 No.3306832
    So, we're fixing all plot problems by declaring them hallucinations? That's like saying "it was all a dream": a massive cop-out. If this shit isn't real, then Weaver is a hack.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:19 No.3306850
    Other characters can be used to confirm what happened in the timespan of the hallucinations.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:20 No.3306856
    Actually, the "Ruby is a monster" theory doesn't automatically mean BAD END. They appear to be in some sort of lab, probably designed to study or cure whatever the disease is that is causing the monster transformations. For all we know, Ruby and Tom were test subjects. Tom may not be infected, but has had quite a bit of time not accounted for. Once they figure out that one or both of them is infected, we could have a nice puzzle sequence for them to get the cure. I can see Tom frantically trying to synthesize the cure for a slowly transforming Ruby in a reversal of the arsenic situation (we have gotten to control Tom a few times, after all).

    The supernatural stuff can be chalked up to Ruby's hallucinations due to her being infected by the monster disease. Well... except for the giant pit and reversed gravity... and the inexplicably cleaned and altered surroundings...

    Maybe we are dealing with a gladOS situation here. They are being fucked with by researchers to study how they act/how long they survive.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:20 No.3306858
    if Weaver wrote that poem himself, in addition to the rest of this, he's wasting his fucking talents here. He needs to find himself a game studio, stat.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:21 No.3306860
    you're 15 threads too late.

    I still like my 'good-aligned ancient gods' theory.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:22 No.3306871
    All of the faggotry surrounding RubyQuest (like this thread) is actually what convinced me NOT to read it. Great job, guiz.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:22 No.3306873

    your wiki-fu is weak

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:23 No.3306875

    I think it would be wisest if we just regarded any fucked-up shit we find that doesn't pose an immediate threat to Ruby with a healthy dose of skepticism.

    Like the Ruby corpse for example. What would a psychologist say? "Now, Ruby, you're talking to me right now! So you clearly are alive at the moment."
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:26 No.3306899
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    ITT, easily trolled suckers.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:26 No.3306903
    I think it's pretty safe to say that Tom is a reliable narrator. Aside from being a little weird when first introduced, he hasn't had any hallucinations, and nothing supernatural has happened when he was around. And when he was alone in the room with the eye painting, the eye was completely inert (didn't even have a pupil).

    If they are both test subjects for the monster disease, maybe Tom is naturally immune (if he was going to catch it, you'd think a GAPING EYE WOUND would be a transmission vector).

    Also, has Tom ever used the reversed-gravity side of the brig? I don't think we've gotten any confirmation of fucked-up physics with Tom present.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:28 No.3306911
    >All of the faggotry surrounding RubyQuest (like this thread) is actually what convinced me NOT to read it. Great job, guiz.
    Brotip: No one cares if you read it or not. We're capable of enjoying it without your approval.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:34 No.3306951

    I like that theory too, but I don't at the moment see a lot of support for it. Although that may tie in with the stitches=/tg/ theory, which seems about as plausible to me as it being the hound and bear zombies...


    I will be keeping this in mind.
    I think one thing we can all agree on is that unanimity won't be possible in this, lol
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:34 No.3306955
    No, fuck you. I hate watching/playing/enjoying something like Jacob's Ladder or Silent Hill or what have you, only to have someone at the end dismiss everything that happened because they were dead / hallucinating / etc. Fuck you guys.
    In one of the endings for Silent Hill, it turns out you died at the start of the game. Does that suddenly UNDO everything that happened? Does that suddenly take all the symbolism, metaphor, and imagery, and strip them of all meaning? Fuck no.

    The story, its implications, and the actions taken within are NOT magically invalidated if the ending is death/hallucination/dream/metaphor.
    In real life, a dream or hallucination can just be random, meaningless. But this is a fictional medium, so everything that happens happens for a reason. Everything has meaning.

    tl;dr: Dream/Death/Hallucination endings don't suddenly reverse any and all meaning in the story and I'm sick of people who act like they do.
    >> CommissarMega !!PJ/ldME8XhR 01/03/09(Sat)16:34 No.3306956
    So looking at this picture. You kinda get a better idea of what the plant-like zombie actually looked like.
    If you cut off the zombie mouth on the forehead wouldn't that make the corpse look just like the one in the box?
    So maybe that wasn't ruby seeing a mummified version of her self. But what was left of the corpse of whatever animal she had killed with the hook.
    Hooray for speculation.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:37 No.3306967
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    >zombie mouth
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:39 No.3306976
    Dead/hallucinating is fine and great if it's the story is well executed, sure. I think what gets one's panties in a bunch about it though is if it just looked like the developer/creator had NO idea how to explain all the crazy crap going on, and therefore uses dream/death/hallucination as a cop out because nothing better could've been thought up.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:46 No.3307022

    Stitches was the Bear Zombie. Look at the surgical scars on Stitches. They show a split right down the middle of the head.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:47 No.3307031

    I don't deny that. All I meant was that practically speaking this gives us very little to work with. If it's true there's no escaping the consequences, so why worry about that possibility? It's quicksand, you can't get out. If it turns out that's right it's all well and good but assuming so now won't really help our present situation.

    Like with Solipsism. It might be true that everything is created and sustained in my consciousness and everything I experience is all one big gigantic mental wanking session, and nothing else exists but me. As far as I know there is no valid objection to solipsism.

    BUT if I see an axe flying at my face you can bet I'm going to duck.
    One more thing, though, continuing along that line: has anyone considered that the enormous fissure in that room might be related somehow to the "cutting" Red did with that little tool?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:48 No.3307038
    >dream/death/hallucination as a cop out
    I agree it is used this way sometimes, but in certain cases where symbolism/metaphor is used extensively, it's an integral part of the plot, as with Silent Hill and Jacob's Ladder.
    Obviously it's not "real" per se, but the implications are made even stronger and more poignant.
    Sometimes, death/hallucination is a vital part of the story, like when it's used as part of the core symbolism to express a meaning ABOUT death and/or the metaphor being explored. Such could be the case here.
    After all, Ruby did basically WAKE UP INSIDE A COFFIN.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:51 No.3307055
    Yeah. I'd prefer him to say "they have no fucking idea how it works, so neither do you" over a dream sequence.

    Yeah, but the scars run vertically through the middle of its face. The bear-thing was just separated from its spine, and even if the hatch chopped the head the divide would be horizontal.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:52 No.3307065
    Indeed, in this case, I won't feel like this was a waste of time if Ruby was hallucinating/dead from the start, although I'd probably be much more satisfied with an explanation straight out of left field, if not just because hallucination/dead has been used so many times.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:52 No.3307069
    Ok, but "The Metal Glen" still doesn't seem to exist.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:54 No.3307077
    The head split in half VERTICALLY when it grew a giant MOUTH. The stitches could be bringing that back together.
    It could've been supplanted on a donor body, Frankenstein-style.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:54 No.3307083
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    >Debunked theories:
    >Tom Clones

    >Tom Clones
    >Tom Jones

    >Tom is a cat

    >Tom is starting to fall for Ruby
    "It's not unusual to be loved by anyone!"

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:55 No.3307090
    This Ruby thing has been going on for a while now and I still have no fucking idea what it is or why you're all freaking out over it.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:57 No.3307103
    I don't think Stitches looked like the bear. Wouldn't it have had bear ears?

    Even one of the players, when it was encountered, said something like "HOLY SHIT THAT'S A HUMAN."
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:58 No.3307111
    >I still have no fucking idea what it is or why you're all >freaking out over it.
    Kind of redundant there, anon
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:58 No.3307112
    Oh lord

    >The Body and Soul of Tom Jones (1973)
    >Track Listing: 1. Running Bear
    >Stitches the bear
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:59 No.3307114


    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)16:59 No.3307115
    Goddamnit /tg/, what did you do...

    I request a drawfag to draw Tom as Tom Jones, singing "It's Not Unusual"
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:00 No.3307121
    >This Ruby thing has been going on for a while now and I still have no fucking idea what it is
    Well seeing as how the archive is posted in EVERY THREAD, you'd have to be intentionally avoiding it not to have seen it.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:01 No.3307125
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    >tom is a cat
    >tom cat
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:02 No.3307132
    >I don't think Stitches looked like the bear. Wouldn't it have had bear ears?
    The corpse was incredibly mutilated, to the point that it had massive surgical scars all over its head, and you think it's not possible the ears were just cut off?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:06 No.3307162

    That's possible, I guess. But then how did it know her name? Assuming it wasn't a hallucination or something else entirely?
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    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:11 No.3307193
    We don't know the bear's past, let alone the history of the place they're trapped. Maybe not everyone is an amnesiac like Ruby.

    And SOMEONE had to bring her here, right?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:16 No.3307223
    i think you're just clutching at straws, if the "god" zombie was the bear, then it would have been made obvious, this is something differant.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:17 No.3307232
    Protip: Whatever you try to figure out in here. Reaver will do the opposite.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:18 No.3307235

    That along with it needing a new body seems like a bit of a reach, but I'll keep it in mind.

    Do you think it was actually the bear or just a hallucination of one?

    My big concern is if it was a hallucination, how'd it give us the cross peg? And if it wasn't, then where'd it go?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:19 No.3307241

    As it stands I'm a little more biased towards the stitches=/tg/ theory, if only because it's more of a mindfuck to me. lol
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:20 No.3307243
    >if the "god" zombie was the bear, then it would have been made obvious, this is something differant.
    Nope. Weaver said we've seen that particular character somewhere else (and it's not Tom), which means Bear Zombie is about the likeliest candidate.
    Missing ears intentionally obscures the identity of the character.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:23 No.3307266

    It depends on how meta Weaver's making this thing. If the the story is contained in itself, then it might be the hound or bear. If not, he may well have been talking about /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:26 No.3307294

    I say this because I'm also thinking of a possibility brought up in one of the older discussion threads: Somebody mentioned that the monitor panel gave "limited access" to the cameras installed around the facility. This means that there very well could be more cameras- more points of view- to watch all this stuff. Who else is watching Ruby's ordeal, that we know of?

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:31 No.3307329
    Shit, the Metal Glen thing really freaks me out. It seems like an elaborate trollan.

    Day later, someone scans the poem from a 1988 book; all other editions of the book don't have that poem.

    6 months from now we fin a children's book from 1888 made by some Ruby Watkins chick about a little spider called weaver that has to escape a labyrinth helped by the children reading the book (a somewhat choose you adventure)

    a year from now Weaver disapears and a tripfag who calls himself Red decides to make Ruby v2.0
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:32 No.3307334

    Its a humanoid figure with no markings coherant to anything we've seen before.

    Hell, the closest approximation is the Dummy

    If we've seen it before.. then its META.. Or...

    2 secs guys, checking a hunch.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:35 No.3307348
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    this guy again


    Note, the face in the window does NOT look like the hound in any way, but rather lacking in distinctive features... try adding some scars.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:35 No.3307349
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    Xiombarg was here.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:36 No.3307354

    Great, there goes my sleep
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    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:40 No.3307375

    Holy shit! I... commend your ability to have retained that.

    Okay. What did this guy do? He was looking in on Ruby. When Ruby looked at him, he vanished, right?

    Didn't that window turn into a mirror?? I wonder if that's significant in some way. Our POV is right across from there...
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:42 No.3307380
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:42 No.3307382

    when he dissapeared, it became just a view of the next room, then became a mirror.. then the hound was looking through it.

    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:48 No.3307406

    in addition to this, just before it became the mirror, something else was seen in it, but shadowed. the Profile of the shadow would match either the hound or red. But not the "stitches" look.

    So the first face we see could well have been "stitched up" and nailed to the wall before ruby breaks the mirror.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:51 No.3307423
    also, is this thread on auto-sage?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:52 No.3307431

    Out of those two I think it would have to be Red. He did laugh at all that later, right?

    Also I don't think the hound abomination would have had the, uh, ability to do something that elaborate. I know that this is an assumption, though.

    For clarity's sake I christen the shadowy figure "Shadowy Figure"
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)17:53 No.3307434
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    200 posts = autosage
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)18:03 No.3307482
    I just assumed that guy was the Hound.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)18:05 No.3307497
    just checked suptg, and someone has archived this (but messed the tag i think)
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)18:06 No.3307506
    Wait. Isn't Tom's missing eye on the same side of his head?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)18:17 No.3307575
    Yeah, but we saw him in his room almost immediately after killing the abomination.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/09(Sat)18:20 No.3307598
    Well, that pretty much just means Tom isn't the hound. That doesn't mean there isn't some other significance. Or it could be nothing.

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