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Omelas: Day 2
Omelas sounds in my words like a city in a fairy tale, long ago and far away, once upon a time.
Perhaps it would be best if you imagined it as your own fancy bids, assuming it will rise to the
occasion, for certainly I cannot suit you all. For instance, how about technology? I think that
there would be no cars or helicopters in and above the streets; this follows from the fact that the
people of Omelas are happy people. Happiness is based on a just discrimination of what is
necessary, what is neither necessary nor destructive, and what is destructive. In the middle
category, however - that of the unnecessary but undestructive, that of comfort, luxury,
exuberance, etc. -- they could perfectly well have central heating, subway trains,. washing
machines, and all kinds of marvelous devices not yet invented here, floating light-sources,
fuelless power, a cure for the common cold. Or they could have none of that: it doesn't matter.
As you like it. I incline to think that people from towns up and down the coast have been coming
in to Omelas during the last days before the Festival on very fast little trains and double-decked
trams, and that the train station of Omelas is actually the handsomest building in town, though
plainer than the magnificent Farmers' Market. But even granted trains, I fear that Omelas so far
strikes some of you as goody-goody. Smiles, bells, parades, horses, bleh. If so, please add an
orgy. If an orgy would help, don't hesitate. Let us not, however, have temples from which issue
beautiful nude priests and priestesses already half in ecstasy and ready to copulate with any man
or woman, lover or stranger who desires union with the deep godhead of the blood, although that
was my first idea. But really it would be better not to have any temples in Omelas - at least, not
manned temples. Religion yes, clergy no. Surely the beautiful nudes can just wander about,
offering themselves like divine souffles to the hunger of the needy and the rapture of the flesh.
Let them join the processions. Let tambourines be struck above the copulations, and the glory of
desire be proclaimed upon the gongs, and (a not unimportant point) let the offspring of these
delightful rituals be beloved



You gather once more on the field.  Youths are once again cantering their horses about, and the aroma of delicious pastries waft from the colorful food tents.  The crowd seems smaller than yesterday.  You look about, wondering who is missing, and notice a solitary figure toiling up the hillside to the north of Omelas.  With a squint, you can make out that the figure is Magicziggy. 

He has left Omelas.  Somehow, you're not sure he left voluntarily.  He keeps looking back over his shoulder wistfully.

Magicziggy was a


Spoiler (click to show/hide)


In Omelas
1. ksen
2. borealis
3. teeming brown mass
4. Y.B
5. Nostrum
6. TestyCalibrate
7. divagreen
8. timewave
10. gib
12. laughingdog
13. nesb
14. MikeS

Departed
11. rachmarie, Horse Rider,
9. Magicziggy, Brewer


Day 2 Begins!

Nightfall is at Noon US Eastern TIme (8 PM GMT) Wednesday, December 6

Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #1
##VOTE ksen##
Morning
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • Y.B
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #2
I would like to hear more from ksen and nesb.

  • nesb
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #3
I want to hear more from your mom.

  • nesb
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #4
Really, though, I have nothing right now. I think the Rach lynch was town lynching town. Probably.

Testy, why do you think Nos is scum?

Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #5
Someone gave me a flower. Thanks for the flower, somebody.

  • Y.B
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #6
I want to hear more from your mom.

*you're

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #7
Guys, I was mesmerized by some flutist last night.

And wtf is a horse rider and brewer in the context of this game? Were those the bad guys? Are we 1 or 2 scum down now?

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #8
So Diva, how'd it go?

Borealis have anything good to say?

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #9
I would like to hear more from ksen and nesb.

What would you like to hear?

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #10
nesb, why didn't you end the day with a vote on someone?

http://talkrational.org/index.php/topic,1764.msg138491.html#msg138491

  • nesb
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #11
Someone gave me a flower. Thanks for the flower, somebody.

Np, Teeth. Yeah, I'm claiming after giving Diva hell for it yesterday, but my flowers literally do nothing.

  • nesb
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #12
nesb, why didn't you end the day with a vote on someone?

http://talkrational.org/index.php/topic,1764.msg138491.html#msg138491

There was nobody I wanted to vote for. I was going to drop one on Mike, multiple times, but then he just kept posting, and I changed my mind. There is something... off about his posts this go around, though.

Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #13
Someone gave me a flower. Thanks for the flower, somebody.

Np, Teeth. Yeah, I'm claiming after giving Diva hell for it yesterday, but my flowers literally do nothing.

lies. the flower made me hella pretty.

lynch all liars, kthx

Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #14
##VOTE nostrum##

Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #15
Actually, no. ##UNVOTE nostrum##

##VOTE testy calibrate##

  • nostrum
  • easily led
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #16
I was drugged. I think.

Happy to lynch ksen or TW right now.

##VOTE TW##

  • nostrum
  • easily led
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #17
Someone gave me a flower. Thanks for the flower, somebody.

Np, Teeth. Yeah, I'm claiming after giving Diva hell for it yesterday, but my flowers literally do nothing.

what are you claiming, exactly?

  • nesb
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #18
I'm the woman with the flower basket. I can give someone a flower every night.

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #19
@MikeS:

http://talkrational.org/index.php/topic,1764.msg138407.html#msg138407

Quote
Quote from: MikeS on Yesterday at 07:19:52 PM
Tough to read players today.

Players
1. ksen - don't know leaning scum, jumped fos on TBM for the vote count thing, otherwise absent but posting in other threads during the day.
2. borealis - post restriction, town
3. teeming brown mass - a bit of flailing but lean town
4. Y.B - new, can't read yet, looks town so far
5. Nostrum - neutral so far
6. TestyCalibrate - why does Testy ping scummy?  don't know yet
7. divagreen - neighbor claim special (town)
8. timewave - neutral, some fos from other players but I don't see it (yet?)
9. Magicziggy - neutral lean town
10. gib - no read yet lean town
11. rachmarie - rach is absent = scum
12. laughingdog - about as much as other games, no read
13. nesb - lean town
14. MikeS - yeah me.  busy today so pings from players like Testy or MZ fell on deaf ears, not online all day

I've got to read each players post string to make sense of this.

You said I was absent but was posting in other threads yesterday.

*ahem*

http://talkrational.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;sa=messages;u=84

My last post in the Day 1 thread was at 3:51:09 pm my local time.

I had a post in the "Keeping Tabs on the Alt-Right" thread 6 minutes later at 3:57:55 pm my local time.

My next post wasn't until today when there was no mafia thread to post in at 10:51:12 am my local time.

Would you like to rephrase your suspicion about me since I was obviously not "posting in other threads during the day" yesterday.

kthxbye

Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #20
ST please stop posting on your ksen account, thank you.

  • borealis
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Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #21
Guys, I was mesmerized by some flutist last night.

And wtf is a horse rider and brewer in the context of this game? Were those the bad guys? Are we 1 or 2 scum down now?




  • nostrum
  • easily led
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #22
you're not fixed :sadcheer:

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #23
ST please stop posting on your ksen account, thank you.

ur just still mad about yesterday :hug:

  • ksen
Re: Omelas: Day 2
Reply #24
I was drugged. I think.

Happy to lynch ksen or TW right now.

##VOTE TW##

Why TW over me?