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You know rules of engagement, it's unsporting to hit an unarmed man.

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>Well he has no arms so you can only hit him with your legs. Gotta be sporting.
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>What's he gonna do? Bleed on you. Ignore this loony.

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>Tubs: This guy has shown a lot of grit for surviving and being a general thorn in the first place. Take him with you. If he lives long enough, recruit him and give him some cybernetic arms.
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>Stuff him in the briefcase.

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>ask what he has to tell you that's so important he has to bleed everywhere to do so

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>Thing in the briefcase: be a fish, of all things.
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>If the guy thought whatever it is he has to say to you is important enough to wiggle over here without passing out from a concussion, blood loss, shock, or just pure pain at this point, then you should at least listen to what he has to say. And then maybe put him out of his misery afterwards.
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(05-16-2017 10:32 AM)Fellow Wrote:  >Thing in the briefcase: be a fish, of all things.
In particular a herring that is reddish in color.
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LuFa
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He's not quite there yet, but he's about to bleed out.

He probably wants to know why you did all that.


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Why. What a question. A question like that can be interpreted in many different ways. For instance, he could be wondering why you ripped his arms off after he gave you the information you were looking for.

That's simple. If he didn't speak, you would have had to torture him. This isn't something that happens often for you, but the need does arise on occasion. You know a few people who are fairly adept at medicine and would have no problem keeping a man alive through your particular brand of ruthlessness.

But he gave you the information right off the bat, so you saved him the trouble.


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He could also be wondering why you tossed that briefcase aside like it was nothing.

It's not what you were looking for. That's it. The only reason you're here is because you just happened across some info saying that there was a machine that could predict the future. When you see an opportunity like that, you take it. You still came out ahead in the end.


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And finally, that last "why" could be about you. Why are you here? Why do you do what you do? Why would someone risk their lives and the lives of others at the drop of a hat, for nothing more than the promise of something that may or may not even come to fruition?


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Nobody cares. Nobody cares what you do, or why you do it. They only care after the fact. Powerful people have come to covet your strength and possessions while disregarding what they already have.

Nobody cares about their own future, or their own goals. You've witnessed people give birth to dreams, only to watch them die out and become forgotten. We're given incredible gifts in this day and age so that we can afford the time to focus on what we truly want to do, but end up wasting what precious life we have left on our vices.




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Growing up, you saw this happening to everyone around you - People shadowed by their potential, turning into shells of their former selves. Life's failures passing their dreams on to their children in the vain hopes that they'll pick up where they left off, with no regard for this universal cycle that they continue to perpetuate.

You don't care about money, power, or fame. You have only one goal, and you follow it with a purity and conviction that others can only aspire to:

You're going to live through to see the end of it all. Everything else may waste away, but not you. You'll be here forever.

You've spent your time training and perfecting your body such that it will carry you way beyond your intended years - and it has. Anything that will help, you take. No exceptions.

People wonder how you came to be as strong as you are. The truth is that you did nothing extraordinary, and that there's nothing stopping others from becoming strong like you. However, everyone's always looking for the easy way out. Not you... You take the time do it the right way, and that makes all the difference in the world.

The only problem is that there are certain limits to what a man can do, and all those years are starting to catch up to you. Which is what brings us here. They say that nothing lasts forever, but you refuse to accept that. You're here to stop the inevitable, by any means necessary.


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So, with all that swirling around in your head, we go back to the original question.

Why?


(05-15-2017 04:52 AM)Schazer Wrote:  Unnatural. Dispose of him properly before he causes you any more grief

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Because you can.


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We're done here.

































Quote:>Retrieve arms from smoldering wreckage

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You already AUTO-LOOTED them, numbnuts!

Spoiler :
Hope that wasn't too edgy for you Melonspa

Anyway, there's an important post on my tumblr that you should check out. If you're a fan of Waterworks and care about how the next couple of months are going to unfold, you should read it and voice your opinion.
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GuardianTempest
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>Jose: Ignore meaningful speech out of deafness and ask "So did we get anything?"
>Flush: Applaud Tubs out of admiration for his honesty and ideals

EDIT: I request some help with the tropes page now that the webcomic is back in action. I can't be the only one tinkering with it.
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That was awesome.

>Time to egress, I guess?
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Electric-Nope
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It's nice to finally see some expansion on Tubs' ideals and motives, even if at the end of the day all it does is confirm what we already suspected: He wants to live forever, by any means necessary. Neat goals for such an already strong character.

> Sandbox Elevator: Ominously raise for your own reasons with no forewarning.

> Glowing Eyes: "Pardon me, gentlemen."

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juddy555
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>Tubs: I hope you auto looted that thing in the case too, even if it isn't what you wanted, it could come in handy at some point.

Line from my favorite adventure, All Night Laundry! And its website! (I linked to the first page)

"I assure you, there is a rational explanation for this."

"Hey, how 'bout we don't lie to the nice lady with the baseball bat?"
05-31-2017 04:40 AM
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LuFa
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(05-25-2017 01:42 PM)Unclever title Wrote:  >Time to egress, I guess?

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Yep. Let's scram.


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The journey back to the surface is rather quiet. It gives you time to reflect on the day's work.

Tubs is relatively unscathed. José's easily received the worst treatment, but there shouldn't be any permanent damage. You've all been through worse.

The three of you can definitely agree that, given the circumstances, this was one of your weirder jobs.

RESULTS
LOOT:
4x MIL-STD RADIOS
4x BEEHIVES
2x LASER POINTERS
2x ARMS
1x GOLD BULLION
1x DODECAHEDRON
1x LAWN DART
1x MINIATURE SKATEBOARD
1x RIFLE TOWER
1x BROKEN TOMMY GUN
1x UNBROKEN SNIPER RIFLE
1x GOUDA
1x JULIET
1x GREY GOO SAMPLE
1x GLIDER GUN
1x METAL LUNCHBOX
1x TABLE
- AS WELL AS VARIOUS MINOR DOCUMENTS, TRINKETS, AND KNICK-KNACKS

NEW SKILLS:
METEO GAMBIT - ZOOT BRUTE (used)

OBITUARIES:
WOLF - Arms severed, neck snapped
JOHNNY - Popped
FOXTROT - Head exploded
GRAHAM - Stabbed in the face
BEAN - Decapitated
RITZ - Decapitated
CHARLIE - Shot to the head
DIRAC - Shot to the head
LITTLE ENDIAN - Shot to the head
CHAMBERS - Frozen solid, shattered, and then somehow struck by magical lightning
CADDIE - Fell from a great height
BIG ENDIAN - Vaporized
MIKE - Presumably crushed by a weaponized Eiffel Tower

HIGH SCORE:
TUBS - 6
JOSÉ - 5
EIFFEL TOWER - 2
FLUSH - 0

All in all, pretty solid results.


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You're happy about the lack of an immediate police response. There was a giant explosion near an old elementary school. An elementary school, which happened to house a secret underground research facility. Maybe this wasn't something that was supposed to get out.

Maybe people are more concerned by the Eiffel Tower just winking out of existence. You'd find out later.


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Scuffles with the authorities are almost always inevitable, but two of you have killed your fair share of cops - Tubs' name has grown big enough to generally make the fuzz think twice before engaging with him.



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Anyway, that was definitely one of the highlights of your career. The years that followed were rather bland in comparison. Until Tubs found a classified ad posted by a certain Slick...

Christ. A lot had changed since then, but it doesn't compare to all the shit that happened after our little spiel at the Waterworks... The whole world ain't what it used to be.

Still, that was a doozy of a story. What'd you think of it, Connie?


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god damn it
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> BUT WHAT WAS IN THE BRIEFCASE

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(06-10-2017 11:03 PM)wolftamer9 Wrote:  > BUT WHAT WAS IN THE BRIEFCASE
>Connie: Ask this in a drunken stupor as Jose is leaving.
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>José: How rude. Stick Connie's hand in a glass of warm water before leaving. Serves her right.

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>José: Connie is probably bored to sleep. Mumble how you guess she doesn't want to hear what's in the briefcase, among other possibly-exciting facts you could say to wake her up.
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>Jose: Welp, since she's passed out, it's the perfect time to tell some self-aggrandizing lies about you're the real hero of this story. Yep. Why you single-handedly averted that... crisis. With all your cunning, bravery, and chutzpah.

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>She had enough call a Taxi for her

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LuFa
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(06-11-2017 02:15 AM)typeandkey Wrote:  >José: How rude. Stick Connie's hand in a glass of warm water before leaving. Serves her right.

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Normally, that'd sound like a hilarious idea, but you're a little concerned for Connie's health. She drank a lot.


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You'd say she's got some problems! But you've always known that...



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You, uh, decide that you should probably check her pulse.



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Oh good, there it is.

You'd love to stick around, but you get the feeling this night isn't really going anywhere. You thought that maybe the two of you could've taken the time to catch up on things that have happened over the last couple of years, but Connie seems to have a lot on her plate at the moment.


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Speaking of going places, there actually is somewhere you should be.

Bartender looks friendly enough. He can take it from here.



Should we follow José out or wait for CC to wake up?


Spoiler :
I should probably elaborate on the last line in this update - You have an opportunity for a little bit of exposition with either José or CC for the next few updates. Once this is done, the intermission will be 100% over, but there's going to be a hiatus as I'll need to work on the next animation.

I still need to talk about the results of the poll - I'll make a post on tumblr when it's ready...
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So, nothing came of Nano-Chambers? Maaaaan. Dissappointed, but I can understand wanting to finally wrap up this intermission to the intermission at long last. I'll still hope for a Chekhov's Chambers situation down the line though

> Let's follow José. The focus can switch back to Connie once she's awoken from her stupor. He can just text her what was in the briefcase if she cares to know, probably wasn't even that interesting since he didn't tell her in the first place.
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>Let's follow José for a little bit longer. Connie will probably wake up when he's through.

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