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The Human Game: You Can't Handle the Truth
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theredlamp
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THE SURVEY FOR THE UPCOMING DECISION IS NOW LIVE.

I will give until 5/13 for people to put in their votes before I see the results.

Abigail and Camilla were tied for votes, so whoever is going to get the most votes on the survey will be the official tiebreaker.

Some of the groups listed have Abigail and Camilla as part of them - if one of them wins the Truth vote and the highest vote is for a Shrine/Bridge group that includes them, I will move to the next highest choice that doesn't include the one going to hear the Truth. A person can't be in two places at once!

And, for fun, I would just like to know who is your favorite character in the series so far! I did not include any characters that have not yet appeared in the story, sorry to all you AH and Gregor fans out there...

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THE RESULTS ARE IN:

Abigail shall be the one going down to the hear the Truth.

Joe, Camilla, and Thalia shall be going to the Bridge of Sighs.

Daniel, Kate, and Connor shall be going to the Shrine of Lies.


And the most favorite cast member, winning with 40% of the vote, is none other than the most powerful man in the world, Seth Turner Sato!

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Too bad he's not around to celebrate his victory...Prometheus came in second place with 16% of the vote, and everyone else except for Abigail, Daniel, the Minims, and Thalia got one vote. Sorry Abigail and company, maybe somebody out there is gunning for you, too...

Anyways, some news: I am going to be moving in the next several weeks and will be adjusting to a new place, so the update will probably be delayed until sometime later next month. I really, really apologize for the bad timing, but as soon as things get settled, an update will be happening for sure! I can't wait to do terrible thing- I MEAN having a great time with what is in store. 8)c

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A decision entirely up to you.

That’s easier said than done. Truth is a weird thing, really. Truth is needed, it always is, but it can be abused if it’s in the hands of someone who knows how to use it for their own selfish needs. Truth can help, and truth can hurt.

Really, what it comes down to is “who would use the truth for the right reasons”?

There’s some discussion among you on how to proceed. Some immediately step out from being considered for the position of a receiver of truth- Joe averts his eyes and coughs, Daniel shakes his head with an apologetic gesture. Thalia brings up another consideration – who is likely to share it, and who is likely to keep it for themselves? And what of the nature of this truth?

Camilla scoffs. She doesn’t believe that anything that Cancel is sharing is worth knowing. She’s out. Connor is interested in hearing it, claiming he will be impartial, as he is a scientist. There’s a sound as if someone is stifling a scoff. Thalia lowers her hand from her mouth and says she’s willing to receive the truth, as well. She has a level head, after all. Thinking about it, you, Kate Greenwood, would very much like to hear what Cancel has to say but…if you have to be perfectly honestly, you’d probably spend half the time trying to punch Cancel’s face on the monitor to make yourself feel better. So you’re probably out. So, is it going to be Thalia, or Connor…?

And then someone speaks up. Someone none of you had been expecting to even consider being the receiver of wisdom.

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The discussion is done. Cancel seems pleased enough. Though none of you ever wants to hear Cancel being pleased by anything, at this point.

You are KATE GREENWOOD and you make your way down the hallway after the weird Cancel robot. Wasn’t this the same hallway that Seth went down? You don’t even need to think that hard about the answer, because suddenly your sneaker trods upon something hard and flat.

You look up, only to see an incredible mess. Pieces and torn limbs of what was a robot, strewn apart as if the thing was a piñata at a birthday party. Cancel’s robot turns its head.

CANCEL: …Ah. What a pity!

Is all he says, the robot sliding around the parts, whirring, before moving on down the hallway. Most of you stop and stare at the destruction.

CONNOR: Seth…
THALIA: It has to be.

That robot is made of metal, isn’t it? That thing is made of METAL. And Seth ripped it apart.

What if he had gotten hold of any of you?

Would you now be wandering around the organs and body parts of a human being?



You feel sick to your stomach. You swallow, and move on.

You’re thankful it’s just a robot.


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Finally, the hallway ends, and you come into a…very strange room. It’s circular, for one. And there are three doors around you.

You really can’t pay attention to the doors yet, though, because it’s what is in the door that is catching your eye.

A sculpture of some kind, of the head of, surprise surprise, an angel. Though this one’s gruesome to look at. Pieces of it are missing, cracks in it revealing something…strange underneath. A watchful red eye. Rows of gray squares that look uncomfortably like teeth.

You don’t like it. You really don’t.

KATE: What the hell is that…?

You say, pointing to the thing, while noticing that, out of the corner of your eye, there’s two heads just like it, each on its own door. Cancel clicks his tongue.

CANCEL: That is the mechanism to open the door, you see!
CANCEL: The very thing that you must submit your toll to.
CANCEL: Placing a coin in the mouth of the angel to be allowed to proceed onward…
CANCEL: Not unlike placing a coin underneath your tongue so that you would have passage to pay Chiron at the gates of the Underworld…
CAMILLA: Please stop talking.

You have to agree with Camilla on that one.

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Now that you’ve all entered the room, you have the chance to really take a moment to take it all in. You thought the ceilings on the previous room were pretty high up.

This…this is a HUGE room.

And not only that – while the three doors are big enough for any regular guy to walk through, they’re framed by what seems to be far larger doors. Are they really doors? Maybe it’s just the small ones that count, not unlike how those doors work to the entrance of some churches you’ve seen. Like, the big ones have to just be for aesthetic, right?

Cancel positions himself near the entrance of the door straight across from the entrance to the room, folding the robot’s hands behind it in a seemingly polite manner.

CANCEL: Now then.
CANCEL: Are we ready to proceed?
CONNOR: No, actually.
CONNOR: Before we go anywhere, answer this.
CONNOR: Where is Seth?


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Oh.

You had been thinking of Seth earlier, with the robot murder before. But you’re now just realizing that you hadn’t even been thinking of where Seth went. The hallway doesn’t go anywhere else. Did he go the other way, backtrack perhaps? Is he going to come here?

CANCEL: Oh, him?
CONNOR: Yes, him. Where did he go?

Cancel laughs.

CANCEL: Don’t worry your silly little heads about him.
CANCEL: I let him through one of these doors, you know.
CONNOR: Which. One.
CANCEL: My, so demanding. You’re getting almost as bad as Camilla.
CANCEL: Don’t you know how to ask things in a far more polite manner?
CONNOR: WHICH. ONE. I won’t ask twice.
CANCEL: The second one. The way to “Truth”.
CONNOR: …Okay, sorry then, we can’t allow this. We have to switch things around.
CONNOR: I won’t let her go down that road, truth or not truth, I won’t abide by it, I-
ABIGAIL: Stop!!!

> Abigail as truthbearer

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Abigail shakes her head.

ABIGAIL: Just stop. I still want to go.
ABIGAIL: I want to hear the “truth”. I said I would, right? And everyone agreed.
JOE: But…but Abigail…
ABIGAIL: Seth might be there? Is that what you’re worried about?

All of you are silent. She didn’t see what Seth did to the robot. She has no idea what she might be up against.

ABIGAIL: So what! I’m glad if he’ll be there…we left him behind. It’s really unfair!
CONNOR: Cancel might be leading you into a trap!
CANCEL: Why would I?
CANCEL: I said I would give her a statement of truth. I never said I would lead her to her death.
KATE: I wouldn’t put it past you, you jerk!
ABIGAIL: I don’t want to trust Cancel at all. But I’ll have to.
ABIGAIL: I want to find out what happened to Seth. I want us all to escape from this place.
ABIGAIL: You just…you can’t just keep treating me like I can’t do anything!
ABIGAIL: I’m not helpless!
JOE: Abigail…
ABIGAIL:
ABIGAIL: I’m not.

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Your name is ABIGAIL FAUST, and irritation is rising in you like water from a bubbling fountain. You’re tired of this place. You’re tired of everything. Seth is still out there suffering, and everyone else just wants to argue about how you have to be sheltered from everything else.

You take a deep breath. You can’t be mad. You have to be good. You have to be a good girl…

CANCEL: Well done, Abigail. Making such a case for yourself…
CANCEL: Now that that’s been settled, shall we go on?
CANCEL: Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting any of you to send the blind girl, of all people…
CANCEL: I would almost call that heartless, haha!
CANCEL: Anyways, Ms. Faust, I shall offer you guidance. Not out of kindness or anything of the like.
CANCEL:I merely don’t want you wandering off somewhere so that you can’t hear my words.
CANCEL: Shall you take the hand of this Major to hold as we proceed?
CANCEL: I’m holding it up near your face. Do reach up to grab it.

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You really hate his voice.

You hate his voice, because it’s reminding you of what happened to Seth. So dark and empty. The millions of knives just there, waiting in the dark for someone to wander too close. Any ghost you’ve talked to barely comes near how afraid you feel when you hear Cancel speak. You’d take a million ghosts any day over him.

But you have to go on. You have so many questions to ask him, and you want to hear the truth, whatever it is.

Can you really put your trust in a monster like that...?

Author's note
Spoiler :
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(Abigail and Cancel are totally going to become best buddies forever after this upcoming talk)

LONG TIME NO SEE...gently rests on Eagletime, dies a little

Real life has been BEATING ME UP but finally, FINALLy I've managed to get back on the update ball. I apologize for everyone who's been waiting for an update, thanks for sticking with me through these tough times!!!

And a note, the last panel is !symbolic!, Cancel isn't a ghost or anything - merely how Abigail sees him, kind of visualizing him as a human figure with his weird voice quirk applied to it. That's all! (PROBABLY...)

Also you can put in questions you'd like Abigail to ask Cancel or say to Cancel or the like, TIME FOR TRUTH TALKING

KEEP HAVING FUN EVERYONE, The Human Game is ALIVE. IT'S ALLLIIIIIIIIVEEEE


(05-08-2017, 05:46 AM)Zephyr Nepres Wrote: (don't make me regret this Friday, I love my ghost child)

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NonAnalogue
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Abigail: Put your trust in a monster like that.

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>Abigael: You're the one who was so insistant you didn't need to be protected and could handle whatever was commng so time to prove it.
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>Abigail: is Seth's current state permanent? maybe we can't "fix" him, but...is there really only one path for him now? what other outcomes are possible, and why did they occur?
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>I mean, holding his hand doesn't really have anything to do with trusting him. By no means trust him, but given that he's at least claiming to not be leading you into a deathtrap, better to have a robot with you to potentially distract any extremely deadly Seth(?)s you may encounter.

Like, by going through the door at all, you're already putting yourself at Cancel's mercy. If the thing behind the door is "certain death", he's already demonstrated plenty of ways to straight up kill anyone he feels like killing, so... yeah. Go with the robot, for whatever it's worth. I can't imagine how it would make the situation worse.
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> Abigail: Grab his hand as mechanically as you can. Take deep breaths and go along wordlessly.

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The choice seems obvious. So, the rationale/wording may be crucial here.
(09-16-2017, 12:21 AM)NonAnalogue Wrote: Abigail: Put your trust in a monster like that.

The doors are just a confirmation, really. To what? Let's see:
  • How big does Cancel's medallion look like? About an inch? However, in Kate's hand it it's more like four inches. That would make him more-or-less four times larger... about 21'8" - almost seven hundred meters tall. And yes, they are roughly the same size.
  • Cancel's sheer size would partially explain the mirror statue - it's mirror is sized and positioned for him, and Banksy knows that. But closer inspection of the facility so far implies Cancel would not be able to approach it, as all of the shown passageways are much smaller! Even without that detail this raises the question - was the facility built around him? Had he grown into it? Did he acquiesce to it? Did he plan for it?
  • Of course, Cancel isn't the only suspect. Or maybe he is one of these angels.
So yeah. The doors are really just that. Doors.
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I hope you have taken my petition to heart and will soon reveal Abigail's real full name, Abigail Blade.

> Abigail: Vow to haunt Cancel for the rest of your days if anything happens to you.

> Connor: Imagine what might happen to the girl. Blame yourself.
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