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Black Knight of Keno
06-03-2004, 01:15 PM
A huge storm has ravaged the world and you have survived with a group of others. We must now survive and try to get ourselfs into places we can live.
Jack looked around in the snowy grounds. He was in a tower in New York with three others. They were tourists. jack suddenly saw another group travelling in the snow. Jack shouted. He was in a broken window only in the third floor. "Hey! You there! What news?!"
06-03-2004, 03:58 PM
(i will be the leader of that group, if thats ok)
" i bring no news"trent shouts" we come to seek refuge,you have space up there right?" instead of waiting for an answer he and hsi people walk up to the building and and get inside, then greet jack and the other 2
06-04-2004, 12:15 PM
Jared was walking by "HEY YOU UP THERE." he shouts "ANOTHER SNOW STORM IS COMEING."
Black Knight of Keno
06-04-2004, 01:58 PM
"What? A new storm? But the last one just stopped! Come in, stay here for a moment!"
((I just came from watching the movie. It was amazing, dull, but amazing :D ))
06-04-2004, 03:49 PM
"jeez, when will these stop, never i suppose, ALRIGHT! EVERYONE INSIDE SET UP CAMP AND A DEFENSE AGAISNT THE WINDS!" he yells to his crew" hello, i am Trent Legion of Jacksonville"he says as he offeres a handshake
06-05-2004, 10:42 AM
"Thankyou for letting me take refuge here." Jared says "I come from newyork we might have bumped into eachother once or twice." Jared starts to warm himself up "My name is Jared."
06-05-2004, 03:54 PM
" you over there, set up the tents and you go wiht him, and you 2 set up the barricade, i have a feeling this will be a biggie" he ordered his group " hello, thnak you for lettign em stay here"
06-06-2004, 07:57 AM
"The snow storm will be comeing in about 30 minutes."
06-06-2004, 10:02 AM
"alright, everyoen get somethign to eat, and you 4 be ready to brace the barricade, and the rest get in the tents, i will take a look out" Trent then goes to the window and sits on the sill
06-06-2004, 11:50 AM
Jared picks up some bread that he has and he splits it up into REALY TINY pieces and gives it to others the smallest piece was for himself.
06-06-2004, 12:19 PM
"hmm, very generous you are, take the smallest for yourself, good job, but remember you need as much as food as everyoen else"
06-06-2004, 01:29 PM
"It is enough for me." Jared says
06-06-2004, 02:40 PM
"well, the storm is beginning, EVERYOEN, BRACE THE BARRICADE, GET TO TENTS AND SHELTER, HERE IT COMES!" trent rushes over the to the barricade and jumps over it and braces it
06-06-2004, 03:51 PM
(Just tell me what I should do from here because I haven't seen the movie.)
06-06-2004, 04:06 PM
(neither have i, so,um, BRACE THE BARRICADE!, :p )
06-06-2004, 04:16 PM
Jared rushs to the bericade and starts "Braceing" it.
06-06-2004, 08:28 PM
(that doesn't sound right)
" thanks for the help, ah crap!, here it comes"
the wind hwols ove rthem and ice pelets and snow and wind all barrage the barricade
" this is a biggie! whoa mama!"
06-06-2004, 09:49 PM
(I didn't think about it when I posted it lol) "AHHHHHHHHH." Jared went flying back.
06-07-2004, 12:18 PM
" damn, someone take care of that man" just as trent said that an ice pellet cam flying throguh the barricade past trents head into one of the groups chests
" ah no!, someone pull that ice pellet out!"
06-07-2004, 02:20 PM
A man comes over to help Jared but, Jared said "No no I'm ok."
06-07-2004, 09:47 PM
The storm starts to ease up and so does eveyroen else
" oh no you don't this is just the eye of th storm in a few minutes it'll eb worse then before!!"
everyoen then tenses and gets ready
06-07-2004, 10:34 PM
Jared gets up and gets back to the barricade luckily he was alot of help.
06-19-2004, 03:16 PM
"If this storm is like the others, the eye is the most deadly part," a voice said quietly into Jack's ear. "Don't you remember that from the first one that passed over here? Things were frozen immediately!"
The young woman paused and extended her hand when Jack turned around. "I'm Amy Coblyn."
06-20-2004, 08:50 PM
" OH MAN! HERE IT COMES" then all you can see is a sheet of ice icing everything as it comes " cover your faces and mouths, turn your back to the ice!"
06-21-2004, 09:22 AM
Jared does so but, he goes flying back and injures (Not beaks) his back. He didn't want to call for assistance because everyone else was busy.
06-21-2004, 02:32 PM
"That's not good enough," Amy said, rasing her voice after what she had said to Jack. There was a small fire going nearby and Amy rushed over to it, grabbing anything she could as she went. After she tossed the things she had grabbed onto the fire, she turned.
"Get over here!" she said quickly. "Here by the fire is the only place we have a chance of surviving."
The fire was roaring now and extremely hot, but Amy was as close to it as she could stand without catching fire. She could hear as the others hurried toward the fire. As she listened to their footsteps approaching the fire, she turned to see what was happening.
The building they were in was freezing instantly. For a second, Amy feared that the fire would not be warm enough, but the freezing process made a large circle around the fire and continued through the building. In fact, she barely felt a difference in temperature.
After about a half hour, the winds picked up again, but the group remained by the fire.
"If that wasn't the last storm, I will be very angry," Amy said. She stood and walked a little ways away from the fire. Then, she turned and looked at all who were around it. "This storm should break soon. When it does, we should get out of here. Move south, like the birds did before the storm."
06-21-2004, 08:35 PM
Unfortunatly Trent did not make it to the fire in time and was frozen in a thin sheet of ice, then CRACK! he breaks free form it and rushes to the fire
" geez, you were quick wiht that fire amy, if it weren't for you, we'd be dead"
06-21-2004, 08:57 PM
((I'll let that slip, but the temperature would have been so cold that your blood would have frozen, not just the outside of your body. We'll just say you made it.))
Amy nodded absentmindedly. "What I don't understand is how there could have been another storm. Right before the New York Floods, I heard from a man named Jack Hall that there were three.
"The one that was over Canada grew down on us. The one over Scotland spread out as well, as did the one over Siberia. The entire Northern Hemisphere is now most likely covered in ice. Dr. Hall assured me that there would be no more than these three.
"Once this one has dissipated, we must head south. The temperatures will be well below what we are used to, but they will not be intolerable. The eye has passed us by, so I want all of us to scatter through the building. I noticed that this is, or was an apartment house. There are bound to be clothes. Find all the clothes you can and bring them back to the fire. We'll need to defrost and dry them.
"When the clothes are defrosted and dried, we all need to put them on, not in place of our current clothes, but over top of what we have on now. This will keep us warmer in our journey. Even so, we don't want to be outside at night. We'll have to find shelter each night."
Sighing deeply, Amy went to follow her own advice and search the building for any clothes someone might have left behind.
06-22-2004, 05:02 PM
Jared was lucky enough to get to the fire in time. Jared was allmost unable to move. H needed some rest, that was for sure.
06-22-2004, 06:54 PM
Toby Broussard had saved for years to see the "Big Apple." It was now colder than he had ever imagined anything ever to be. well, except for the heart one of his ex's, but Cindy was most likely off on one of her "adventures" as well. with any luck she made it further south...further than the ice.
He had found shelter in an office building, but soon realized that Office buildings werent made to keep in heat nor were they very strong. Nearly frozen to death he found refuge in an abandoned pastry shop. the gas lines were still someone what useable and a series of Propane tanks that found in the basement enabled him to warm himself up. he always liked pastries.
the next day he found what he had been looking for--a sporting goods shop. loading up on a few survival things and some cold weather wear he made teh desicion to head home to Lafayette. whether it was still there or covered in ice he knew he had to try. His plan was simple...walk south-west till he found the Mississippi River; cross it then follow it till he came to Tigerville; then head west. the thoughts of food did concern him, but that was minor in comparison to freezing his butt off in New York.
"aftah t'storm passes Im off. jus t'dam cold." he threw another piece of furniture on the fire he made to keep warm. he had his supplies and the MRI's would last him about two weeks if he ate like a hog, but most of his gear was warm clothes and the best rated sleeping bag he could locate in the store. He knew he could survive in the open, but this cold was something he wasnt used to.
"damn cold." placing another sock over the shotgun he laid it down and closed his eyes.
"tomorrow goin t'be a long day indeed"
06-22-2004, 07:05 PM
Amy left the fire in search of clothing in the building. She knew the importance of speed, for though it was not cold enough to freeze her instantly, it was still cold enough to slow her down and eventually stop her.
"Why didn't I go to Florida with the rest of my family?" she groaned. Her walk continued an before she knew it, she found herself falling... no, sliding on a hill of snow. There was no way of controlling her descent and she ended up ramming feet first into the side of a building. After rolling over, she stood.
"At least I didn't go head first," she muttered. Then, she turned to attempt a climb back into the window she slid out of.
06-22-2004, 08:20 PM
" oh my gosh! there is a lone person over in that building, i'm going to help him, i'll be back!"Trent hops out of the window and runs toward where Toby is and gets in through the window
" get up son! get up or you'll freeze, come wiht me, we have a nice fire and a bunch of people back at the building over there"
06-22-2004, 11:43 PM
"Trent!" Amy exclaimed, seeing him outside the building they had been in. "What are you doing out here?"
Then she saw the other man and nodded. "Good. It's better we don't have any people on their own."
She shivvered suddenly and turned to hurry back up the snow hil and back into the window. There, she broke into a closet that had been frozen shut and found some clothes. Then, she took all she could carry back to the fire. There, she placed them close enough so they would defrost and dry, but not so close that they would burn.
06-23-2004, 02:02 PM
The man seemed to be in a hurry. waking from his slumber, toby looked couriously at the his visitor.
"im warm as it is. thanks for your concern. come, sit and warm up and we'll head over t'ya buddies." tossing a blanket over to his new frozen visitor.
"are ya hungry? I have a bit left over from my dinner and you are welcome to it. youll have t'heat it up, though" grabing another piece of furniture and placing it in the fire Toby looked up to his visitor.
"so, what brings you to the Big Frozen Apple?"
06-23-2004, 02:40 PM
" no thanks i'm fine" trent says as he grabs the blanket " i was just passing through and i stoped in a motel wiht frineds and then the storms came and then this happened, and weve been traveling throguh unitl we met some of those people over in that building, here come it will be warmer and safer there, you never know whensoem efter affects will come"
06-23-2004, 03:10 PM
"sure, let me put my fire out and collect my supplies. I found a sporting goods shop yesterday and picked up a few things. the store was ransacked, though, but I found a lot of Wool and thermals. I left an IOU on the counter for the stuff I picked up. Dont want Karma hitting me back on my way home." moving a blanket to the side Toby picked up his backpack and covered shotgun. he rolled up the three blankets and tied them to the large framed backpack.
"never liked them internal thingees...gave ya a bit of room, but never had the functionality of these." It was Kelty external Ticondaroga: lots of room, light, and not prone to breakage. He had picked up a few packets of pins and a roll of duct-tape to be on the safe side. takeing a the tape he taped up the legging going in his boots. it would need to be replaced, but it would keep the snow and Ice off his feet.
The parka was warm and with the three layers of wool ontop of his poly thermals did there job well, but the cold was piercing. he threw on the backpack, grabed his pole and tossed three of the duraflame logs to his visitor while he grabbed two.
"names James Broussard, but my friends call Toby. I reckon we should head over to your buddies now. I plan on heading home later in the morning. you guys are welcomed to join me iffin you want. its always good to travel in groups, but with this cold I dont think we will have many people to worry about."
the winds had died down a bit, but the sleet was still falling encasing the area in a tomb of ice.
"now, which building are your buddies in?"
06-23-2004, 11:25 PM
" that one over there, come on toby, i'll introduce you to them" Trent walks swiftly making sure toby stays close they get to the building
" i'm home! heh, guys, i'd like you to meet toby, he's heading home tomorrow, so i decide we go wiht him since he offered"
06-25-2004, 10:45 AM
"I'll go woth you." Jared said while slowly standimg up. "Hi Toby." He walked to Trent but, he was still week and couldn't make it.
06-25-2004, 11:08 AM
Trent catching him " easy there, your not totaly recovered yet, seems that gust of iwnd really did a number on ya, toby this is jared"
06-25-2004, 12:35 PM
"greetings jared." flipping the pack off his back he went into a side pocket and picked out what appeared to be candy bar wrapped in foil.
"my uncle used to make this for us when we went hunting. itll help you get your strength back. its a little bitter because I couldnt find everything to mix in, but dont pay no mind to that."
he held teh bar out for jared to take and began to look around. there were a number of people and most looked scared. like he could blame them as he was scared too. this storm was a monster and it showed no indication of ever giving up.
"I plan on heading home sometime today and any of you are welcomed. mind you, it wont be easy and, based on the snow and Ice, food will be scarce. If you decide to come you will need to pull your weight as well as helping the others in the group. I will do what I can to ensure that anyone injured can still go with us. where im from you dont leave people behind." looking around he wasnt sure that anyone was really listiening. Leadership hadnt always been his cup of tea and he wasnt sure how to handle it, but he knew he needed to get home.
06-25-2004, 01:13 PM
" do not worry toby, m group of people have never given up ebfore, and we are determined to get out of this icey hell, isn't that rihgt!"
" i used to be a motivatonal speaker so i'm pretty good at it, so where is your home?"
06-25-2004, 03:32 PM
Unsure of a lot he figured he nothing to lose and a lot to gain,"Southern Louisiana...Lafayette. its about an hour, by car, from Tigertown...um, Baton Rouge. I figure If we can make it the old man then head south to tigertown we could hang a right and head there. its far enough inland to escape some of the flooding im sure the Easy has gotten hit with, but low enough to, hopefully break from this cold. besides, mah Chaoui and Chani are down there and I need to get back to them. theyre tough little mutts, but im not sure if my neighbor would take after them till I return." overdisclosure. it was one of his many faults, but at this time he didnt really care.
He knew he shouldnt have made the trip and that had been certain by the weather. He had dreamed of seeing the World Trade Centers, the Empire state Building, Times square at night, and the Statue of Liberty since he was child listiening to the stories from his Parrain. He missed the trade centers so he made sure he got here not to miss any of the others. Ironically, he was heading to the Statue when things went south. his first thought was to find family. He knew his parrains nephew lived up here, but since his parrains death many years ago he didnt know how or where to find him. the phone booths seemed to be lacking in books so his search ended quick.
"i know of a sporting goods store a few clicks from this location. they have some good stuff still there. that should be our first stop out. and forgive me when I ask this as I lost my map I got from teh rent-a-car place yesterday...where are we? what part of the city? All I know to do is follow my intuition and head that way..."pointing east he looked around. seemed only one or two of the people in the building were interested in conversation. uncertaintanty causes some strange reactions in people and so does the possibility of death. toby knew to stay in this frozen wasteland for even a few more days would mean death for himself and for all of hte people he was looking at. If there was one thing he learned from Discovery was that in an ice age the cold lasted longer than any winter. and when the sheets started moving they would consume this area and scrape the buildings along with it. it wouldnt be long before the pressure would crush the very room where he was standing.
yes, he was afraid of the cold and ice and of the storms, but he was more afraid of starvation and the building crumbling around him. next came desperation. not from him, but from those who were just as or more scared then any one else. they would be teh ones to watch for on the journey. they would be hungry and scared and that made traveling alone harder than he wanted. he was glad they had found him; and they were just across the street. funny how things work out that way.
"the sports shop has some things that can help us. the key to surviving is staying clean. I suggest we get some of that snow and start bathing ourselves. throw out the cloths that you were wearing for the last few days and put some clean ones on." were they listiening? did they care about what he said? spying a bucket by what was left of a sofa he walked over to it and headed for the opening.
"sir, I havent gotten your name yet, but I could use a bit of hand. itll take several hours to get everyone cleaned up and ready to go" the gentleman that had found him seemed nice enough and the people here seemed to respect his words. Toby could respect that. and respect that he did.
06-25-2004, 05:27 PM
" i'm trent, and yes, i would help anyday" trent walks over and helps out toby
" ok, sportign goods store it is, lets see, if we get everyoen cleaned up in an hour we can get to the sporting goods store in 10 minutes then to tigertown in about 1 hour, i think"
06-25-2004, 05:56 PM
"itll take us at least the rest of the morning to get moving and we can bunker down for the night in another building before leaving the city or, at least, the outskirts by sundown. traveling in snow and ice will slow us down and if we have the ability and time, contructing a tepee would be best." looking around to see if anyone is listiening.
" the truth is, we can use the poles from some of the larger tents at the sporting goods store and use some of the thicker tarp tied together with overlapping seams to wrap it up. with an open top and clear floor we can make a good fire. the only problem is the wind. we will have to find a way to tie it down and weight it up."
he was sure that trent was listiening to his words. He wasnt sure if wanted to say he was a scout leader in his home town and had earned his eagle scout at 16. he didnt want to lead the group, but he knew his suggestions were sound.
"regardless, it will be much better then bunkering in drafty buildings and the equipement could be easier to carry. of course we will have to divide up tasks. the first few times will take us a while, but when we get the hang of it..." he had never built a tepee before, but he understood the basic consepts. a series of poles tied then stretched out. a layer of skins, or in this case heavy tarp, could be wrapped around the poles and tied off. with the way the winds and ice come it wouldnt be a bad idea to double up the wraps to overlap. the fire in the center wouldnt take long to heat up the place.
of course, now he would have to get trent and the others in on his idea. He had planned on using a two man Eureka that he was familiar with and loading up with some fleece, wool, and a sleeping pad, but this idea would server the group much better...and him. with any luck, the store would have what they needed. with the snow, some of hte supplies could be moved via sleds, as well. if only his siberians, chaoui and chani were here...they would love the opertunity to pull a sleed. dont get much snow in Louisiana.
"sounds like a plan, trent. I hope some of these people leave modesty at the door. over the next few weeks we are going to need to rely on each other a lot and will put in some tough situations. body heat is the best and free and could save someones life." He dropped his head as his cheeks blushed a bit. he was sure that the few women in the room figured that he was just looking for some excuse. he knew what he said was the truth, but he couldnt help but think on how it must appear.
"with all due respect, of course" scooping a load of snow in the bucket he walked over to the fire to watch it melt a little. this was going to take a while.
"ok, we can afford some privacy for now, but i the days to come that may not always be a choice." grabbing a torn shirt from one of the ripped up sofas, "I know that all of us have never been in a situation like this before, but we will need to stick and work together. I see Trent is the unspoken leader so I will not even attempt to take his spot. I have some ideas to make the trip safer and easier for all of us and will not hesitate to bring them up." dipping the material in the half snow and water mixture the coldness stung his hand as he pulled it out. "almost ready. I'll go last or first so that I can help the injured get ready. just remember that dirt and oil on the skin will work opposite to keeping you warm, just as moisture will. we need to stay as clean as we can and ensure that our skin doesnt get wet."
Looking over at trent, "the store i was at had some good thermals left as well as some new poly/fleece things. if you like i could take a few people over there now to pull things back while you work with the remainder of the people in getting ready." No one, but trent had spoken to him so he wasnt sure on how his presence was being taken. He planned on leaving soon and at latest by the next morning with or without the group. he had too; he had two furry critters waiting for his return.
((by the way, when I get into things I tend to write a lot. let me know if it gets on your nerves and I'll tailor it down.))
06-26-2004, 09:06 AM
(nah its a good read, but keep them the lenght of your last post(at the msot anyway))
" ok, good ideas you have there toby, I HOPE EVERYOEN WAS LISTENIGN, HES NOT GOING TO EXPLAIN IT AGAIN!. sorry you were looking around as if unsure of being listened to, ok everyone go along wiht toby and do what he says, Gonzalas, Orian, come wiht me, were goign to get some equipment, good luck toby" so trent,gonzalas and orian head off to the sporting goods store
" hey, my kid wanted this" orian said
" well we need to most beneficial stuff, so get thermals and whatnot"
" hmm that toby guy, he seems to bossy and stuff"
"HEY! he is doing what is best for us, he has good dieas, and he has a set time in his mind, he will leave then, wiht or wihtout us, he is a real trooper, i like him"
" hmm, i guess your right" Orian responds
" hey, what is this?" gonzalas holds up a wierd looking equipment piece, obviously made for hiking or something
" i'm nto sure, looks like it could help, bring it along"
so Orian,Trent and Gonzalas rummage some more throguh the sporting goods store, unitl they find what they want, and they had back toward the group
06-26-2004, 11:48 AM
"thanks Trent. get anything that looks helpful and everthing that doesnt. we can sort it out here." the small partly left and Toby was faced with a group of people that, till this point, havnt acknowledged his precense. he could understand and didnt fault them for it.
grabbing the bucket of, now, melted snow he moved to a cornor of the room. it was bitterly cold as he started removing his clothing. Layer after layer opened him up to the drafts coming from the drapped opening and he could tell a few were watching him. he was a stranger, but he was also sure that many were strangers to each other. motely crue of survivors not knowing what to do next.
dipping the rag into the bucket it felt like the wet rag almost iced up as it made its journey to his skin. it was cold. it had only taken him a few minutes to wipe down and the coldness aided in his drying time. his pours protested the invasion of the frigded draft and he could feel himself begin to shiver. he shouldnt have stripped down this far, but he wanted to get a good rub down before he started the journey. future times would have him cleaning one area at a time and in less warm conditions. it only took him a few more minutes to redress and look around for the next person. Jared was weak and could use the help, but he couldnt bring himself to ask. for a second he wished trent was here to convince those in the room to follow his lead, but he also understood that they were just as confused as he and with the new visitor injecting his ideas he could feel the skeptisim.
"ok, who wants to go next?" the room was quiet and he could here a small wimper coming from some cornor. the crackle fo the fire could be playing tricks on him. "its important to stay warm...and clean" his words trailed off as several turned away. This was going to be tough. they had no faith or respect in his words and that worried him. he had to make it home and knew that it was possible that one or more of those here could hinder that.
"ill put the bucket near the fire. its there whenever someone needs it. Im available to help anyone that wishes it. Ladies, Im sure this is more difficult for you than for the men, but I assure you that, at this time, no one in this room is thinking in that mindset now. I can arrange a tarp for your privacy, but that wont always be available." no one responded. this was going to be harder than it he thought. If only trent hadnt invited him...he would be on his way home. Home to his family; the only family he had.
06-26-2004, 03:23 PM
Jared's back was feeling much better now. "I'll go next." He got up slowly. And started. After a few minutes he was done. He got out and put on his clothes. He walkes up to Toby and said ti him "I know peoiple don't belive in you but, you're doing the right thing."
06-27-2004, 10:56 AM
"hey! people, you do know we are leaving in 20 minutes, unless you plan die, i strongly suggest that you take that bucket and wash yourself down, i know this man is astranger, but he has gven better advice than i could ever have, so i'd be great if you'd get off your lazy butts and take wash, ladies we will try and arange a tarp for you, Orian, we brought a tent, didn't we?"
" yeah, we did, here ya go!" Orian tosses the folded up tent to trent
" thanks, no who is going for a wash?" as he finsihed his speech, people were getting up and waiting for the bucket, and stuff
06-27-2004, 11:47 AM
Jared was ready. "YOU HARD HIM 20 MINUTES! WE DON'T HAVE ALL DAY NOW MOVE!" A very strong looking man went next he was takeing a long time. "OH COME ON! MY BACK IS INJURED AND I WENT FASTER THEN YOU!" Then got out "Trent you can go next."
06-27-2004, 12:22 PM
"HEY! jared, jeez i know our situation is dire, but lets nto insult people to make them move faster, now, i refuse to go unitl everyoen has washed, so people, as fast as possible, get washed, i know it is very cold, but you will die if you don't wash now!"
06-27-2004, 12:33 PM
"Sorry but, time is critacle. Ok have it your way. Ok people we have 15 minutes left. We MUST hurry."
06-28-2004, 05:09 PM
((If someone will sum up the story for me, I'll join. I just watched DAT last week))
07-01-2004, 07:36 PM
Toby was surprised to see people moving. He tried and nearly failed, but their lives werent his first concern; his was. they were leaving soon and knowing that he would have to rely on some of those in this room, possibly, for his life made his stomache turn, but where he was from you didnt leave people behind and you tended to the rest as best you could. sometimes that was a hindurance, but situations like this were here to test your character and when it came down to it your character was the only thing that mattered. It didnt matter if you were heavy or thin, pretty or ugly, tall or short, it was your character that defined you and he made a pledge to himself to remain true to. his buddys refered to him as "the last boy scout." He should have never had that movie night.
the movie was going to be "last man standing," but someone had gotten to it before he did. they decided to watch a Willis movie and a few of them hadnt seen "boy scout" so he picked it up. action with a bit of morality bathed in roughness; overall he licked it. looking towards teh drapped entrance he tightened his gear and grabbed a few rags and tied them to the frame.
"damnt, i forgot a cover." it was a minor inconvience, but teh cover would double up as other things and was waterproof.
"oh well, one minor setback." he figured they could stop someplace else on teh way and he would try to find one. either way they had better leave soon or they would be stuck inthat building for another night.
most people had reluctantly bathed a bit, but he could tell some of them felt more refreshed and their spirits rose. He wondered on how many of them would die on the way back to Lafayette or how others would deal with the extremes they would face. Most people in this day and age are so used to modern conviences that they couldnt hack it in the wild for more than a week without thier computers, fancy meals, and electricity. He wasnt sure that he would fair well either, mind you, but growing up in the backwoods of Morgan City and living off food that would make most northerners wretch gave him an edge and the knowledge that he know he could help them. sure, getting past the gross factor would take longer for some, but faced with starvation and death you would be surprised on what you will allow yourself to do.
"whats the time. I figure we have only a small amount left before we are here for another night. the supplies you brought back should be well enough, but..." pausing for a second to mutter a slight chuckle, "but I think we are all going to be exceptionally well aquanted when this is all over." looking around he noticed a few more faces than usual looking in his direction; and even a few smiles. "Im not sure if any of you know where we are going, but I thought I would give you a bit of info. Im from Lafayette, Louisiana. its in southern Louisiana and, I hope, the climate down there wasnt too affected by this shift. now, it could be under water as far as I know or we could be hiking on ice till we get to the Gulf, but Im sure its still there." it had to be there...
"Everyone will be expected to help and, God willing, we wont have any problems other than some chilly winds. I dont intend on leaving anyone to die, but if you dont pull your own then we wont have a choice. Also, keep in mind that we will all need to work together. if someone needs help....help them." he was sounding like his father again and his mouth went a little dry. "as long as we have snow we can melt it to drink. as long as we have shelter, we can all work to keep warm. there is no reason why we all cant make it, but staying here...in this city...well, lets just say they will be thawing you out in a thousand years on some lab table trying to figure out what your last meal was and what you had been doing when you died," he chuckled again,"lets not let them find us in here when we could have left."
"when everyone is ready...lets go."
07-01-2004, 10:14 PM
"toby! you take the lead, i'll take the rear" trent had been happy with how devoted toby was, he was willing to help people he didn't even know, and now that everyone was washed, they had an easier time travelling, they hiked out of the building down to their destination, it would be long and treachorous, trent would make sure everyone would make it, they had to, or else they would die of starvation or be frozen in ice, lets hope layfayette would be more suitable for living in.
07-02-2004, 02:35 PM
"i dont know the city and I have no idea on how to get out of it. to be honest, Im not even sure on what part of the city I'm...um, we are currently in." he was right and he could very well just lead them to the atlantic rather than teh gulf. the sun was out and that gave him an idea on which direction he had to go, but to get out of the city would require a better route. he wasnt comfortable crossing an icy river, but he didnt even know how to get there to begin with.
"perhaps one of the others could aid me in getting us out of the city. once out we can use a map and the sun and stars. I dont trust the poles, much, so using a compass could have us moving all over the globe. the topography and land marks ahve probably changed so just understanding that we are heading southeast migh be enough, but still..." he did feel honored that he was asked to take the lead, but with it came the fear of letting those people down. no, he wasnt going to do it alone. he was going to ask for help.
"anyone familiar with this part of the country? your input could be invaluable to getting us out and further into the country.." the next though hit him hard. what if the poles shifted and the sun now rose from some other direction? no. dont interject doubt now.
07-02-2004, 10:40 PM
" i do!" cried a teenage about 16 " i know this city off by heart even if we are 2 stories up, i'll take you around, lets go then" (i'm too lazy to make a profile for this dude) the kid lead toby around with expertise, he went with skill and devotion.
07-03-2004, 05:28 PM
He couldnt have been more than fifteen, sixteen tops, but he was stepping up to help.
"good and thanks. im not from here so take the lead, son, and lead away."
it didnt take long to get out ofhte building and to the ground. he took a look at the pastry shop that had been his home for a day or so and gave it a nod.
"see ya, Bridgette, cant say it was fun visiting, but i sure thank you for the hospitality."
the people around him gave him a stare, but he didnt mind. it was just courtesy to thank those--even things--that help you out when you need it most. He wouldnt soon forget Bridgettes Pastries and Deli or this city. he couldnt wait to visit it and now he couldnt wait to leave.
a bit of wind wipped his face and it felt like his breath froze as he exhaled. it would be a long hike, but he was sure it would OK. Looking back he could see hope on some of the faces and fright on others. he was scared, too, but he had to get home.
"OK....If anyone needs help or has any questions or may know a better way of doing thing let everyone know. It wont help anyone if you keep it to yourselves."
Looking down the street the sun was beating off the ice and whisps of snow were being thrown in the air. He didnt care why it happened, anymore, but just how to get home.
07-03-2004, 06:11 PM
((OK, WTF... if you don't wash, you die? How does that work?))
Amy shuddered at the thought of the cold water, but she knew how much better she would feel if she did. She got it done as quickly as she could and slipped into some clothes, piling layer after layer to keep warm while outside.
The search for clothing in the building had been successful and everybody was wearing more than one layer.
Amy's hair was still wet when she came out from behind the tarp, but she found a hat, dried it, and put it on.
"That should be better," she muttered, more to herself than to anyone else.
07-03-2004, 06:46 PM
((no. you wont die, but the oils and dirt on your skin and inside of your clothes would make keeping warm very difficult. it would actually work the opposite to what you would expect. clean skin allows teh poors to do their job of keep the body cool or warm. dirty skin clogs pores and cause the body to overheat and other things including sweating when you dont need it to. teh moisture produced by your sweat will stick to your clothes (and the placed dirt and oil) and youll lose warming power as the moisture freezes and takes body heat with it.
Case in point. I had gone to Kentucky to do some camping and it got down to about 15degrees. I had thought wearing two pairs of wool socks would have kept my feet warm, but it only caused them to sweat. the moisture stayed on my skin and the wool only made the situation worse. the temp caused the sweat to lower its temp in relation to my body and caused it to cool. the socks, however, kept my feet sweating. strange. anyway, my feet felt like ice for entire night and I was misserable. I solved the problem the next night by getting some poly hiking liners that remove moisture from the skin and washed my feet before going to bed. long story short...my feet, even though they did sweat, stayed warm because they were clean and teh liners caused the moisture to be moved away from my skin.
so, no, not washing wont kill you, but in the long run it will make you colder and causing your body to work harder causing you to overheat and the moisture on your clothes to freeze thereby causing your core temp to drop over time....yadda yadda yadda.
im sure someone that lives up north could fill in the blanks and correct any mistakes i made. im from the deep south so my experience in cold temps is limited.))
07-03-2004, 07:52 PM
((Thanks, Ceruceil. That makes sense, but one of the other guys was saying something about dying if you didn't wash... that's what I was referring to.))
07-03-2004, 08:22 PM
((understood...however, the motivation factor of saying you will die would certainly have me in the buff and jumping into a bath in no time :D ))
07-03-2004, 11:17 PM
((Only if you didn't know better... wich I would hope you do after that little speech of yours:D ))
07-03-2004, 11:37 PM
(yeah, well like i said my dude was a motivational speaker so what ever motives he can preform, t'would help)
07-05-2004, 08:02 AM
((LOL. My guy goes "OK ALL OF YOU WHO DIDN'T WASH WILL NOW DIE!" Jared pulls out a gun and starts fireing at the dirty people. LOL :D)) Jared thinks to himself "Wow this kid he is really listening to Toby. This is what all the people should be like."
07-05-2004, 02:11 PM
Finaly after a long journey they got to the boreder of the city
"well its your show fomr now on, we are out of the city, hope we can make it as soon as possible"
07-07-2004, 04:29 PM
over the last several hours toby had come to enjoy the company of his young friend. his knowledge of the city made the journey to the outskirts easier and his almost "tour guide" attitude had put toby at ease. now came the hard part. they were out of the city and facing due east as far as he could tell. the corpses of those unfortunate enough to be caught out in cold called out to them with fearsome gestures and made him feel uneasy.
he knew they had to leave the city or they would die, but they could die just the same out in the open just as easy. it would take them weeks if not months to make it Lafayette. it was going to be hard time. his watch told him it was noon; high noon. gunfighters would use this time as niether slinger would be caught with the sun thier eyes as they faced death. it was a good plan, but toby was sure a few purposely chose different times to...he was doing it again. daydreaming about things past to cover his fear of the present situation. it would be easier if they could find some type of transportation to move them along quicker before they would have to stop and make camp. the night was going to rough and he was afraid that they would lose some to exposure. their numbers were high and with the few straglers that joined them through the city he was certain they would lose one or two that night. perhaps that wouldnt be all that bad. or perhaps it would be enough to dampen the spirits of the rest. he wasnt sure, but he couldnt harbor onthe whatifs.
"we can make it about two or three more hours then we will have to stop and set up camp. we had better not wait till it gets close to dark to work on it for the first time." the words fell to blank faces. im sure they expected to make it further, but they needed the time to work the camp up. they had food and he figured that other guy--whats his name again, he had always had a bad memory for that sort of stuff--he would get them organized to get things set up for the night. toby would definatley work with the group that put up the shelter. all he could do was hope it would stand up to the wind and cold. he hoped he just didnt lead these people to their deaths.
07-11-2004, 08:23 AM
(Tell me if this sounds pathetic but...) Suddenly a whole herd of horses was walking by. Very cold they were on their way south too. "Hey guys, let's take a ride on theese horses." Jared hopped on one.
07-11-2004, 02:43 PM
(wow, that is really homosexual, why not just get some wolly mamoths)
07-11-2004, 09:47 PM
(("that is really homosexual"? You people are SO strange. :D))
07-13-2004, 08:41 PM
((If the eye of the storm was cold enough to freeze a human to death in seconds, a herd of horses would not survive either... ok, now I'm a little irritated... who of the people participating in this RPG have actually seen the movie? If you haven't seen it, why did you join? Tepe, the starter of the thread left because y'all were getting too far from the movie and suggesting things that wouldn't work with his idea... I'm beginning to think the same. Sorry guys, but if you don't know the movie, it's sorta hard to impress those of us who have.))
07-15-2004, 01:49 PM
i havnt seen the movie, but with the amount of disaster films that i have seen in my lifetime i figured it wouldnt be that difficult to work with.
the formula for a disaster film.
mother nature or man causes some ecological disaster
one person (man or woman) sees this coming and tries to warn the authorities.
the authorities, citing some other figures and scientists, ignore the impending doom until its proven by some freakish way.
a family member of the scientists is always in harms way (most recent addition) and they are bound to save them.
the scientists, or ameture, then spend the remainder of the film reminding everyone that they were right and this could have been avoided and lives could have been saved.
now, depending on the type of disaster:
a group of survivors begins the trek to higher or safer grounds. they will always lose a few to accidents (to emphisis the danger) or by some heroic act.
they will always ahve to travers over some rickety bridge or tree where one or two people will die, but the kids are always saved by one person (either the stories hero or a woman that ends up dieing).
for some films the "bad" guy will always die in some show of selfishness or he will survive and regret not listiening or causing the disaster.
All major catastrophies have the hero as the most unlikely person and, depending on its location, will always give thier life to save mankind (or die trying).
if youre in the opening credits...you live...mostly.
now, through all of them, though, the underlying message is always the same: look before you jump so you understand where youre jumping too.
im sure ive missed some of hte underlying cliches of disaster films, but they are typically the same. Lately, there have been a slew of Cliched films that are uterlly predictible, but with enough twists to keep them interesting (except 10.5 and atomic train).
so i saw the day after as being just another take on the typical disaster film and applied that formula to it. hell, i was even going to have my character die in the Mississippi river. regardless, i apologize if i was one that pushed the creator away. I was just appling the "journey to safer ground" aspect. i was just going to ignore the horse thing no matter how cute it was.
07-15-2004, 02:39 PM
hahah, that is so true, i'm slow so i wouldn't catch on to that unless someone told me, like you:D , but yeah i have a feelign this thread is going in a downward spiral
07-16-2004, 03:39 PM
(( WHY IS EVERYONE SO CRITICLE!!!????? I SAID TELL ME IS THIS IS PATHETIC AND WHAT DO YOU DO???? YOU YELL AT ME!!!!!!:mad: :D )) Jared saw a strangler behind. He went back to help him. Jared picked up the strangler and ran back to the herd.
07-16-2004, 07:52 PM
((Chill out, Luke! First, you said, and I quote you, "Tell me if this sounds pathetic but..." As I said, the eye of the storm was too cold for there to be any horses now. Any existing horses would already be in the south, not trying to get there as we are... or should I say as you are? I feel that there's nothing I can add to this that will get it back on track with my idea of where the movie may have headed if it kept going. Sorry, guys, I'm out.))
07-18-2004, 08:57 AM
(( It wasn't just you. Curt's quote was well...))
07-19-2004, 03:20 PM
( it was what? homosexual is my word, of course i don't use it for its actually meaning)
07-22-2004, 09:59 PM
(( I didn't takle it personally I'm just saying that everyone doesn't have to go off and go "idiot."))
07-23-2004, 01:46 AM
((Originally posted by Curt-Man
( it was what? homosexual is my word, of course i don't use it for its actually meaning)
Yeah, well, you wouldn't say "wow that is really jewish" now would you? :p
(hint, the answer is no ;))))
07-23-2004, 02:16 PM
(nah i wouldn't but i know a whole bunch of people who would)
07-23-2004, 10:20 PM
((OK so will the thread continue with the 3 who remain or do we lett his fricking thing die?))
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