Boat Trolls planning thread! (full of spoilers, non-players enter at your own risk)

Discussion in 'Boat Trolls RP' started by jacktrash, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    it finally occurred to me that we don't have to keep doing the brainstormy stuff in PM's. so here is a thread for it.
     
  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

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  3. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i saw it but had nothing to contribute! i am a sad potato.
     
  4. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    ok here is a logistics question! erskin isn't leaving cloris in a voluntary way and doesn't intend to get over the bite-dependency that rainbowdrinkers like to foster in their victims. i'm pretty sure a bunch of interested bloodsuckers are going to want to pick up where cloris left off, and erskin is going to at least be interested in getting a fix via one-night-stands or open relationships or whatever.

    how badly is this going to fuck with the island's security system? like, how would galley and pancho and lu get together and deal with that, would there be a hard and fast NO VAMPIRES NEAR LU AND GALLEY rule or something more flexible like 'for fuck's sake warn us when you're having someone over'. or something else?
     
  5. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    hmm! well, i think bel would be pretty angry about it, but in a blackrommy way, so that's cool. he's not gonna share his quadrant though, so it better not get rough with the drinkers, that's all he's gonna say.

    jethro would consider it his duty as a moirail to keep working on erskin about it, because it's a self-destructive habit that can only cause problems for erskin in the future.

    pancho would think it was funny.
     
  6. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i like that! i definitely like the idea of bel getting judgey and ticked off the first time erskin turns up with fresh bite marks and a completely unapologetic grin. also bel and erskin having to hash out that erskin expects and wants a certain level of damage from red trysts, now, and bel isn't the only guy in the world allowed to romantically chew on him... would bel feel guilty about erskin having gotten so messed up? or just mad at him for not coping in an acceptable way? or what.

    another possible frustrating complication: bites are supposed to be a blackrom thing, but when erskin's bit anymore all the fight goes out of him. thanks a lot, cloris.
     
  7. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    tbh, i don't really know how bel would handle it. my instinct is 'not well', but i don't want him to cross the line into actually being abusive himself. he really doesn't know how to blackrom, though, and having biting get messed up for him is really narrowing his options for expressing his feelings.

    maybe they'll get cornered into actually talking about their relationship. :D
     
  8. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    god forbid! well, we can always figure shit out before it gets to that point, or not have erskin be messed up in that way if it isn't fun, or have him come up with some other way to tease bel that they both enjoy. i think probably everyone's first blackrom is confusing and embarrassing, though! no way of getting around it.

    i don't think bel is at all liable to be abusive or even overly controlling at all, tho. he's a good dude, and pretty mindful of quadrant boundaries.
     
  9. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    true, but he does invalidate erskin a lot. even though he doesn't intend to.
     
  10. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    yeah i think erskin's had his confidence really undermined by how like, he's really been comparing himself to bel, in terms of fearlessness and people skills and intelligence, and so he's come to feel very keenly that he doesn't measure up, as a young adult or even a troll. those are the things he admires about bel... so i guess when bel invalidates his feelings on something, or misses one of his carefully, defensively-phrased requests for help and support, erskin takes it as kind of another sign that he's failing to function. i wonder if bel has any idea of how much erskin respects him? it'd make sense if bel didn't even guess, since erskin's combative and dismissive and even scornful with bel, to his face.

    hm. i guess that's part of the problem with erskin withdrawing even before he ran away? erskin doesn't match bel on the stuff he admires bel for, so he thinks he has nothing to contribute to an equal relationship. so the relationship they do have must just be bel having a careless, sadistic fling with a pretty (and disposable) idiot. plus erskin's got no real concept of friendship, let alone family, so he just straight up stopped believing bel's promises of love and support the minute things got rough... i think that's kind of the crux of what they need to talk over.

    i don't think i can stand the idea of erskin and jethro having bad times and misunderstandings! they need to be cuddly and trusting forever, the end.
     
  11. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    me neither, waaaaah T_T

    yeah, bel thinks erskin has zero respect for him, and honestly thought erskin had totally lost interest in him before he saw how erskin rejected all the blackflirting at the party. and because he's a dumb teenager, bel thinks it's because he showed weakness and was too sympathetic and worried after the swordfish incident, thus shattering erskin's image of him as an unbreakable blackstud or something.

    we gotta make 'em talk somehow. D:
     
  12. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    yeah, for serious. some time after jethro's been patched up, i guess.

    oh, right— i was thinking, cloris doesn't even need to brutalize jethro or anything. she could just chomp him to keep him pliant the way she gets erskin, but she miscalculates: the bite wounds a seadweller can get off to would make a warmblood bleed out, and fast. so everyone flips out, haha.
     
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  13. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    this feels especially ironic, since erskin really did want to be more pale than pitch with bel for a while, until he concluded bel had simply lied to him about having pale feelings as part of a pitch gambit to find out his insecurities and kick him in them. hence bitterly withdrawing... with jethro in the mix, at least that aspect of the clusterfuck is going to be cleared up fast.
     
  14. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    *bonks their coconut noggins together until a clue sparks*
     
  15. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    give jethro a rolled up newspaper and let him loose!
     
  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i wonder if an auspistice could save a blackrom instead of preventing it
     
  17. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i really like the idea of lu being their auspistice! i also really like the idea of lu being like 'ok we both survived the same hellbeast mindfuckery, that's a bonding experience! we're comrades now!' and erskin being like haha NOPE.
     
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  18. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    sudden mental image of lu with a slingshot and a big basket of grubcakes, firing them into the mouth of whichever of them is talking bullshit :D

    (optional: pancho in a chef's hat baking vast batches of more grubcakes because the bullshit don't stop)
     
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  19. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    ok so because i am a wise and clever person, i have only now noticed that initially your question was about island security. :P

    i think after the initial bickering died down, the practical arrangement would be that erskin's vampy friends stay near his hive, and if they go wandering they're fair game for loggan and other predators. which probably isn't unreasonable, considering trolls mostly know trespassing on each other's territory is dangerous.
     
  20. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    so! i really like the idea of bel taking a center of mass shot and it not putting her down, but that would perhaps deprive us of the joy of watching him hack the pizza drone. what do?
     
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