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Offline OmegaDraco

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How Disturbed is Everyone?
« on: June 01, 2012, 03:18:18 PM »
In as lighthearted a theme as I can muster, how disturbing can things on the Citadel be?

In one of my most recent submissions, http://strolen.com/viewing/Unummodo, I introduced a beetle that uses people as puppets. By popular request, I wrote a lifeform submission (hidden work-in-progress) about these beetles. It turns out that these beetles are horrible, nightmarish monsters that wear people's faces and eyes and poison everyone around them with organ-liquefying parasites. I have finished the sub, but at second thought I hesitate to post it because it is disturbing.

In general, how do Strolenites feel about detailed submissions concerning disturbing monsters, practices, and topics?
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 03:32:34 PM »
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How Disturbed is Everyone?

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In general, how do Strolenites feel about detailed submissions concerning disturbing monsters, practices, and topics?

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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 03:43:24 PM »
You must have missed the torture techniques sub to ask that question.... :)
   
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 03:44:35 PM »
What Muro said.

The only sub that has been too much for me to read has been the torture one. I quickly realized it wasn't for me and moved on; I would do the same for any others and wouldn't expect authors to hold back for my delicate sensibilities.
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 03:49:58 PM »
Random addendum: Organ liquifying is not unheard of, but how about organ-solidifying?(!!). Bwahaha--haha-----ha
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Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 03:52:38 PM »
I decided to be better safe than sorry. Thank you abolishing my doubts.
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 04:20:02 PM »
Random addendum: Organ liquifying is not unheard of, but how about organ-solidifying?(!!). Bwahaha--haha-----ha

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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 07:06:19 PM »
You must have missed the torture techniques sub to ask that question.... :)

Yeah for real... and just a thought. I would put in an italicized remark right at the beginning saying that it is a mature sub and to be read at your own risk. Or something like that. I put that on one of my subs once and it actually got a good number of replies.
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 08:56:23 PM »
Thanks Mourngrymn, advice taken on the cautionary warning.
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 11:43:25 PM »
I happen to like disturbed.  It's Bowdlerized stuff that bugs me.
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 12:14:21 AM »
My most disturbing sub to date: http://strolen.com/viewing/Preminitions

Not sure if it actually disturbed anyone though, Strolenites are hardy folk after all. ;)
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 02:04:58 AM »
You must have missed the torture techniques sub to ask that question.... :)

This!

I had to stop reading it.

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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 04:21:21 AM »
I was going to add a sub to the torture scroll after reading this thread, but wikipedia made me realise that the scroll is rather tame when compared to what happens for real.  I got very sad for a while. :(

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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 08:25:56 PM »
@Silver: Aaaaaaaah!  The fetus is a pretty nice touch.  I've never seen that before.

@Dark: AAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!  Cheer up, Dark.  It's gotten a lot better since the days of sawing or slow slicing.  Compared to history, the stuff we think up and read in literature is pretty tame, probably because it's just disgusting at a certain point and no longer entertaining.  Same reason why fantasy settings don't include sexual violence or child endangerment.  You can tentatively even add sexism, racism, and slavery to that list.  Most people just don't have fun reading about that stuff, even if that's the way it was.
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 08:31:56 PM »
@dark_dragon: wikipedia is what inspired that scroll, so very similar to real life actually :) Plus, you can't argue with 100,000+ views in 4 years :)
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1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
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Re: How Disturbed is Everyone?
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2012, 11:49:39 PM »
You must have missed the torture techniques sub to ask that question.... :)

I was just about to post that comment.
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