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

    rereading the 'shower clot of doom' log and knowing what we've developed since then, worldbuilding-wise, i'm realizing that they just left about a metric ton of chunky k'thun niblets floating amongst the reef. a few decades and there'll be mini-horrors eating each other all over that island. :D
     
  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    if bel stops making sense, tell me and i'll fix it. my brain is not on form today. it keeps trying to have a nap.
     
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  3. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i just had the wackiest thought about hemospectrum biology. ok so we tend to assume it's a smooth spectrum gradient from warm to cool, right? but if the genetics were to work out so that mixing different colors results in offspring with a blood color that's a mixture of the parents', instead of picking one, then you'd get a lot of browns and ochres and maroons and so on who weren't the warmest and shortest-lived, necessarily, but just kind of... random. phenotype-wise.

    like that strikes me as exactly the sort of bullshittery the alternian dystopia would go in for: classifying trolls as 'lowblood' because their blood is ochre, but it's actually a mix of fuschia and jade, or whatever. so you'd get maroons with vestigal gills, yellows with a predisposition for grub minding, and so on. but it's all 'low' so they have to treat these evidences of biology as perversions/mutations to be hidden or culled, like fascist societies tend to do.

    not very canon at all but could be fun to play with.
     
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    would also explain why 'lowbloods' are so much more populous than the rest. because most random color mixing gives you maroon, sienna, brown, ochre, or mustard.
     
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  5. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord



    obsceeeeeene
     
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  6. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    if you wanted erskin to tell him about outlawry rather than him starting to deduce it, i can edit.
     
  7. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    btw i may heed the siren call of groceries and/or naps at some point, so apologies in advance if i go away for an hour or two
     
  8. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i've been in and out all day, sorry i haven't been prompt! i go back to work this upcoming week but i could keep checking in periodically in the evenings, if you felt like continuing the RP as much as we mutually can manage?
     
  9. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    sounds good! i seem to be having another flare and might develop brain fog again bluuuh but i can bull through if i’m not trying to hold too much stuff in working memory at once.
     
  10. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    wheee i have proper leg explody and am very drugs. if bel is saying stupid things or way ooc or something let me know
     
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  11. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    sorry to keep asking you to RP with yourself but a) murfey is hilarious and cute and i love him and b) he WOULD know how to talk to aliens if anyone did
     
  12. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i’m totally up for writing his dialogue, but i think i need you to handle getting them to him or vice versa.
     
  13. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    don’t listen to him, everyone should see his dorky outfit.
     
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  14. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i love the thought of bel carefully dressing to impress BUT NOT LIKE HE'S TRYING OR ANYTHING he doesnt rly care u kno!!!
     
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  15. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i can’t remember who all came aboard from bels old group. definitely nami, murfs matesprit. she’s an assassin pretending to be a dancer in the casino. and cavino probably does the accounting. feel free to make ppl up, i’ve run out.
     
  16. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    psst what if bel wears something erskin gave him-- i think he got jewelry at some point. a wire ring?
     
  17. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i think so! how long does space laundry take? :D
     
  18. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    if you are ever in the mood to play side character shippy nonsense, btw: in murphy’s canon, he fell in love with a mid level officer on v-com’s disgraced garbage disposal ship. and CPO VanKemmer liked him too, but there was a problem, which was that when they first met murphy punched him in the face, stuffed him in a closet, and stole his ship.
     
  19. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    another possibility is that big murf has already taken out v-corps (i've morphed v-com to a pirate crew specializing in black market psions) and can give small bel information on them that will allow him to recruit small murf to his crew back in originalverse.

    after all, murf reasons, joining the army without your friends is boring as hell. and naturally where murph goes they all go, because murf is a steamroller of charisma and tank-denting damage absorption. so the kids' rebel crew could gain quite a few very talented members.

    v-corps is the team rocket of child trafficking. the kind of villains you wouldn't take at all seriously if they didn't turn your best friend into a pain engine.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
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