Commissioned Interlude 9 – Sphere Online Forum 2

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A/N – The following is a commissioned interlude, separate from the ordinary schedule.

Welcome, MagicalMagellan (click here to log-out) to the Summus Proelium HERE forums, or SPHERE. It has been (nine hours four minutes) since your previous log-in, and there have been (1/One) rule clarifications or updates and (0/Zero) administrator announcements. Click here to read them, and be aware that the system will not allow you to post any replies or make any new topics until you click the button at the bottom of any announcement(s) and rule update(s) acknowledging you have read and understand them. 

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<> Topic — Touched Identities (Boards – Announcements – Rule Clarifications)

Razoev (Administrator – Original Poster)

Posted on April 21, 2020: 

Hey guys, just a quick clarification on something the staff have been noticing that skirts close to the line. As you know, we at Sphere do not allow any discussion about the private identities of any Touched, Star or Fell. That means no trying to figure out who they really are, ever. As we have said many times before, even accidentally outing someone through that sort of guessing can have drastic and terrible consequences. The easiest thing for us to do is a blanket ban on any of those discussions. What you do in your private life is up to you, but it won’t be allowed here. 

Most of you are good about following that rule. But, as I mentioned, there is something that comes close without technically violating it up to this point. I’m referring to the increasingly popular roleplaying forum, where many of you have enthusiastically joined one of several ongoing Touched games. As per the sticky at the top of that forum, all characters played there must be one hundred percent fictional. We do not allow anyone on this forum to roleplay as existing, living people. You must make up your own Touched and play as them. We’ve noticed a few… let’s call them very thinly-veiled expies of real people, both Touched and otherwise. And a few that weren’t veiled at all. So let this be extremely clear. You must make up your own character. You may use existing Touched as a baseline/starting point, but you cannot simply palette-swap a few colors around and call it good. Yes, Radiant is cool. No, you cannot make up a character who looks exactly the same except for a red costume and call her Luminous. Get creative, combine her powers with someone else’s and mix things up. 

The staff will be monitoring these threads closely. Anyone who attempts to play a real person will have their posts deleted and receive a warning for a first offense. Continued violations will result in a ban from the games forum. If you are unsure if your created character is sufficiently different, feel free to message a games forum moderator and they will be happy to tell you. 

Thanks for reading, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to message a staff member for clarification. 

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<> Topic — Minority Thread Forty-Four (Boards – Places – United States – Michigan – Touched-Teams – Heroes)

Berryonalake (Moderator – Original Poster)

Posted on April 2, 2020

Okay, now that the joke thread is done with, back to our regularly scheduled monthly thread change. As always, the prior threads can be found archived here. Go ahead and resume discussion, and remember to follow the rules. These are minors, as you should be reminded of every time you see the name of the team. Keep that in mind and ask yourself if you should really say what you’re about to before you hit the post button. 

The current membership details of the Detroit Minority can be found here

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—> ASilentPersian 

Replied on April 21, 2020: 

So, do we have any idea who the next person to move up to one of the adult teams is? I know they don’t share real ages or anything for obvious reasons, but I could have sworn there was a list somewhere about which people were next up to leave the team to go somewhere else and now I can’t find it anywhere. 

Oh, and while we’re at it, someone really needs to update the membership list over on the main website. It still lists Kermode as a member and he went to Texas ages ago. 

—>  Mach3 

Replied on April 21, 2020: 

The website isn’t actually connected to the forum anymore. Not since the split a few years ago. I don’t think any of the admins here have anything to do with that, and the site itself isn’t really maintained very well. That’s why the list is so old. People have tried emailing the owner, but nothing really happens. You’re better off just using the member list linked in the pinned post at the top of the thread. 

Anyway, trying to guess who the next person to leave the team might be gets too close to trying to guess their identities. That was the reason I got for why that list you were talking about was removed, anyway. It was all just educated guessing, nothing official. The fact is, we don’t know who might leave and when. Sometimes they keep Minority members for months past their actual birthday, and sometimes they graduate them months early. It’s all to obfuscate who they actually are. Face it, if you knew someone who missed class a lot, always had excuses to disappear, and showed up with bruises sometimes, then found out they had a birthday at the same time that one of the Minority members (who fit their general description) graduated, you’d be a bit suspicious. So, they try to hide it with that sort of thing. 

—>  LivelyAnteater

Replied on April 21, 2020: 

I miss Kermode, he was fun. And I’m pretty sure the team could use someone with that sort of super strength right about now. They’re sort of limited on that front, aside from the strength of Whamline’s energy coils. Too bad Paintball still hasn’t joined. I’m pretty sure one of his paints makes people strong, right? He could really buff the whole team that way. Come to think of it, he’d be better on a team all around. What’s his deal? 

Just saying, I can’t be the only one who wants to see just how crazy-effective Paintball could be if he took advantage of his support capabilities to buff everyone else on a team. 

—>  MagicalMagellan (You)

Replied on April 21, 2020

Purple paint makes people strong. And I bet he just doesn’t want to deal with any rules or team drama. Maybe he’s afraid That-A-Way is the jealous type. After all, she’s the one that has powers with weird rules and conditions attached to them. Her powers change based on what direction she’s looking, his paints do different things based on what color they are? Maybe he thinks she’ll be weird about it. 😉 

—>  RingAroundARosie

Replied on April 21, 2020

Magellan, her powers change based on which way she’s moving, not which way she’s looking. It’s an important distinction. But I bet you’re right. She probably told him to stay away. She seems like the jealous type. 

—>  Sickstalker 

Replied on April 21, 2020

You guys are kidding, right? TAW never struck me as that kind of person. She’s always been approachable when they make appearances. Which is kind of weird given how simple her mask is. You’d think someone from her school would’ve recognized her by now. 

Edit: Mods this is not actually trying to guess anything about who she really is, only an observation about her costume. 

—>  Darth01110 

Replied on April 21, 2020

They’re kidding. At least I’m pretty sure. And maybe the whole thing is one big mask, like the full face things from Mission Impossible.

—>  RingAroundARosie

Replied on April 21, 2020

This whole thing has gone completely off-topic anyway. We’ve lost sight of the most important question. If Syndicate is the next one to leave, who gets to be the leader next? My vote is for Raindrop, she seems like the one with the most level head. The others would all fall apart without her. 

—>  MagicalMagellan (You)

Replied on April 21, 2020

Oh for sure. Raindrop’s the keystone of their entire team. Can you imagine if Raindrop and Kermode were on the team at the same time? They would’ve cleaned every gang out of Detroit by now. We’d be living in Paradise right now. But nooo, Kermode had to graduate and go be an adult hero in Texas. So Raindrop has to try to pull everyone’s weight. It’s sad, really. 

—>  Flaboran

Replied on April 21, 2020

Okay, but now I really want to see what it would look like if the youngest member of a Minority was the leader. Maybe default or something, if they Touched really early. Hm. Ideas. *zoops off to the writing forum*

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<> Topic — War In Detroit Thread Six (Boards – Places – United States – Michigan – Events)

4D-Daniel (Moderator – Original Poster)

Posted on April 16th, 2020

Thread number six as the last one was getting unwieldy! Remember, if you want to look at one of the previous threads for information or to find a conversation, there’s an archive right here

You can also find a roughly up-to-date map of the current gang-claimed territories here. Do note that the lines are constantly shifting with this war going on, and nothing stays the same for very long. If you live, work, or spend any time around the front lines, be very careful and try not to be out there at night if you can help it. That’s when things tend to blow up more. The city instituted a rolling curfew for civilians whenever they think something bad is about to happen. If you are in these areas, you will receive a text notification on your phone and/or hear an announcement from a passing police car. That will tell you whether to return to your home or shelter in place. Listen to these warnings. You do not want to be caught in the middle of one of these fights. The bad guys won’t care about going through you to get to their enemies, and the good guys will have to spend far too much effort trying to help you instead of actually dealing with those bad guys. Just stay out of the way. 

Various emergency numbers and contact information if you see a fight starting or need assistance beyond standard 911 can be found right here. User Constructicon has been helpful enough to create a list of businesses in the area who have agreed to create shelters within where those caught in an area of effect can hunker down, and Sqornshellous Zeta turned that data into an app that you can download here. It will both alert you when there is an incident within a customizable area of where you are, and direct you to the nearest safe zone. 

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—>  Ravenjoy

Replied on April 19, 2020

No, I really don’t think this is some kind of trick from Braintrust. You guys are getting way out there in the conspiracy theories. Why would they have anything to do with what’s going on? The war is between Oscuro/Ninety-Niners and La Casa/Easy Eights. Braintrust has nothing to do with it. 

—>  StarOfImps

Replied on April 19, 2020

Are you sure? Because think about it. Who do we know who could make that medicine that Blackjack was using to make his super soldiers or fix his sick mother or whatever? That Doctor Worthy guy. And he used to be part of Braintrust before totally disappearing. I’m telling you, this could be a long con. Braintrust sent Worthy to create these vials, manufactured a war between all these gangs, and then Braintrust can pick up the pieces when it’s over. Is it really that far-fetched? 

—>  SpeakerOfFables 

Replied on April 19, 2020

What I want to know is what those vials actually do. It has to be something big. And it can’t just be simple medicine. I mean, maybe they do help someone who’s sick, but it has to be more than that. Otherwise why would the other gangs have been after them so much? I’m fairly certain there’s more to that whole story. Something just doesn’t sit right about what they said. Maybe the vials give you some sort of super-regeneration. 

Paintball and the Minority helped Blackjack get the vials, so you have to assume he at least convinced them that it was for a good cause. But that can’t be the end of it. Why would the Easy Eights come in on La Casa’s side in this war? Have they ever been friendly before? It just feels like there’s something really important that we’re all missing. And it’s probably going to bug me forever. 

 —>  MagicalMagellan (You)

Replied on April 19, 2020

Maybe they’re just opportunists. Blackjack was going to go after Oscuro and the Ninety-Niners for fucking with him anyway, maybe Deicide saw an opportunity to do some damage to the other gangs and jumped on board. I don’t think she’s ever expressed any real problem with La Casa, even if they haven’t been allies. But when Cuélebre showed up, Oscuro basically tore through all the different gangs in that area until the ones that were left allied into the Easy Eights. They’ve been enemies basically forever. She probably saw La Casa as a good ally to let the Eights go to war against their real enemy. 

—>  SpeakerOfFables 

Replied on April 19, 2020

That is a good point. I had forgotten that they had that history. It was sort of before I moved here. Still, even with that, it feels like there is something more to it. I just can’t shake the thought that those vials are still going to be important somehow. They just sort of disappeared at the end of that one big fight, but I’m pretty sure they’ll pop up again. They just seem too important to not come up later. 

—>  AlmanditeSerpent

Replied on April 19, 2020

Well if it was multiple files (edit: vials, damn autocorrect!), they probably wouldn’t all be given at once, right? So there’s still the chance they could be stolen again. I mean, if they were taken once… OK, maybe it’s not that likely because Blackjack would be an idiot not to really protect them this time, and we all know he isn’t an idiot. But hey, anything could happen.

—>  GuruOfZeal 

Replied on April 19, 2020

Everyone be advised, there is a skirmish going on over on 87th and Dane between Coverfire, Yahui, and about a dozen Oscuro troops versus Skadi, Pivotal, and some of their people. Seems to be mostly contained to the construction area on the corner there, and authorities are on the way. But it could always escalate. Stay out of the area and follow instructions at the top of the post. 

—>  VotMoon 

Replied on April 19, 2020

MagicalMagellan Weren’t you talking up one of the restaurants in that area like an hour ago? You’re not around there, are you? But if so, see if you can get a Star-Touched autograph. When it’s all over and they’re cleaning up, I mean. Be safe!

—>  MarsSpider

Replied on April 19, 2020

I don’t think she’s going to be getting any autographs anytime soon, if she is around here. That whole situation just got worse. I’m up in one of the apartments across the street and it looks like a brawl between Cardsharp and Silbón just crossed over with this fight and now it’s a whole thing. Most of the Minority just got here too, but I don’t know how much they can do. 

—>  OnceWereWarriors

Replied on April 19, 2020

It’ll be OK, I’m a few blocks down the street, and I just saw the Spartans go past. They’ll get this under control pretty soon. Everyone stay safe and hunker down until it’s done. 

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<> Topic — La Casa Thread Twenty-Eight (Boards – Places – United States – Michigan – Touched-Teams – Villains)

4D-Daniel (Moderator – Original Poster)

Posted on April 10th, 2020

The last thread got up over two hundred pages, so it was time for a new one. Use it to discuss La Casa (the Fell-Touched team founded and currently led by Blackjack) as a team and individual members. Everything about the group as a whole that is not covered by a current events thread (such as the thread on the ongoing gang war located here) should be kept within this thread. 

The archive of previous discussion threads can be found here, and the Sphere-Wiki entry for the gang is here

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—>  SirAnthonyWatcher 

Replied on April 22, 2020

I don’t see any of them splitting off into a new group, honestly. They all seem pretty loyal to Blackjack. Wasn’t there an anonymous former rank and file gang member who said everyone loves that guy over there? Somehow, I don’t think they’re all going to turn on him just because of this war. I mean, it’s not like it’s going terrible for them. 

But if someone did leave, it would be one of the newer people. Eits, Pack, or Broadway. The others have been with Blackjack too long. So if one of those younger Touched left, they wouldn’t really draw a big group to go with them. There’s no way La Casa splits apart over this. Not a chance in hell. 

—> Gepetto’s Lad  

Replied on April 22, 2020

Yeah, Anthony’s right. If it was one of the other gangs, then maybe. Depends. But everything I can find online talks about what a good boss Blackjack is to have. I mean, if you’re a criminal. If they had the kind of problem you guys are talking about with what’s going on, they’d probably just talk to him about it. 

—> MagicalMagellan (You)

Replied on April 22, 2020 

Oh, I’m sure he’s a fantastic boss. Just lovely. Probably gives vacation days and stock options. But you know what one drawback of being a good little employee for such a good boss might be? 

Jail. Prison. The big house. The slammer. The gulag. The clink. Up the river. 

It doesn’t matter how good your boss is if you end up in prison doing the things he wants you to do. The luck for these people tends to run out. And when it does, it’s not the leaders who take the fall. It’s the little guys. Especially the people who just got there. Even if he isn’t the type to throw his little guys under the bus, that’s just the way these things work. He’ll escape and the people who aren’t as important get taken down. 

—> Marconi’s S

Replied on April 22, 2020

Good point, it’s always the little people who take the fall. But that’s pretty much true wherever you go. You think the Star-Touched aren’t getting screwed over? It’s the people in charge who use and abuse them no matter what side they’re on. Touched, Prev, Fell, Star, whatever. Doesn’t matter. Everyone’s getting fucked by the aristocracy. They’re the real bad guys in this. You know what happens to them when everyone fights like this? They get even richer. This whole gangwar? You think it hurts the people in charge? Nah. It hurts the little people, and the elite just find more ways to profit off it. If those Touched were smart, they’d all join up together and do something about the people exploiting everyone. They could make some real change in the world, instead of just maintaining the status quo. 

—> Obscurist 

Replied on April 22, 2020

Marconi if you think the world isn’t better than the status quo used to be before Touched came along, you should really look into some history about Detroit. This place was going down the tubes a few decades ago. Twenty years back when Touched started showing up, everything turned around. Yeah, the rich get richer, but they’ve done a lot of good for the city, and the world. I’m not saying it’s all fantastic and perfect or anything, but it’s definitely not nothing. So Touched have helped a lot. Hell, look at all the manufacturing jobs that popped up in the city. Actually, just find a picture of Detroit from the mid-90s and compare it to a picture today. It’s absurd. Touched-Tech basically rebuilt this whole city and added a hell of a lot more to it. Now we’re one of the biggest, richest, most advanced cities on the planet. All because of Touched stuff. 

—> MagicalMagellan (You)

Replied on April 22, 2020 

I wasn’t trying to start the communist manifesto or whatever Marconi is talking about. My point is that someone has to take the fall for this war, and it usually isn’t the actual people in charge who go to prison. It’s the little people, and usually the newest little people. Just don’t be surprised if Eits and the others are the ones who end up getting the shaft when it’s all said and done. 

—> Gepetto’s Lad  

Replied on April 22, 2020

That’d be a good thing though, wouldn’t it? I mean, Eits is a bad guy. They’re all bad guys. They should go to prison or whatever. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work? 

 —> 98Pontiac 

Replied on April 22, 2020

Have you seen the prison system around here? We’re supposed to hope they become better people. I mean, there’s some that can just go straight to Breakwater, do not pass Go. Those murderous fucks like the Scions or whatever. But people like Eits and Pack? They just steal things. Sending them to prison isn’t going to fix anything. It’s just going to make them worse. Especially prisons around here.  

 —> WontHave 

Replied on April 22, 2020

I’m sure glad you clarified that, because yeah, people like Pencil and Cup don’t deserve any more chances. Not after all the damage they’ve done and lives they’ve destroyed. They need to throw people like that in a hole and never open it again. 

But to stay on the La Casa topic, let’s get the name game going again. Remember, write ‘Name Gamble’ at the top of your post and highlight it in red so it’s easy to find. Then list what you think the next La Casa name is gonna be. They all have something to do with gambling/casinos/that sort of thing. You get up to three choices before the next La Casa Touched shows up, and everyone who guesses correct (or close enough by our panel of judges’ determination) wins (or splits if multiple people guess correctly) a one year premium membership here on Sphere and an assortment of candy and other treats shipped from the online store here

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<> Topic — Paintball  (Boards – Places – United States – Michigan – Individual Touched Discussion)

Berryonalake (Moderator – Original Poster)

Posted on March 9, 2020:

There’s been a few different sightings of him now, so here’s an official thread for the newest Touched in Detroit. As soon as there’s a known name for him, the title will be fixed (edit: there we go, apparently it’s Paintball). But for now, feel free to discuss him, his powers, what he gets up to, whether he’s going to join a team, whatever. Just keep things civilized and remember this is an obviously underaged Touched we’re talking about. I already had to banhammer three different people in the That-A-Way thread between last night and this morning. 

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 —> EnemyOfTheGoose 

Replied on April 20, 2020

Wait, wait, go back. When did we find out what that pink paint did??? Are people just making something up and running with it or… I don’t know if I’m missing a joke or something. What’s this about bending things? Did Paintball turn into Aang?!

 —> LivelyAnteater

Replied on April 20, 2020

Not that kind of bending EnemyOfTheGoose. And it happened yesterday, at that bank robbery. Some people saw Paintball use pink paint to make a piece of a car bendable so he could wrap it around the bad guys. From that and what some of the cops and paramedics said when they showed up, it looks like the pink paint makes objects malleable or something. Or more like taffy. It stretches and bends. 

 —> SPB Disciple

Replied on April 20, 2020

It’s more than that. I saw a video somewhere, have to try to find it now, that showed Paintball use the pink paint to get around. He sprays something and then bounces off it like it’s a trampoline. Or bends it back and then makes it snap forward. The video showed him do it to a telephone pole. It bent over completely in half, then snapped upright and sent him flying. Then the pole was just fine. 

Edit: Found it! There’s the video I was talking about. 

 —> MostAmazingFinalGuiderOfCults 

Replied on April 20, 2020

Holy crap! How does that work?! I mean, the other stuff is all pretty basic. Cool and useful, but simple. Easy to understand. But the pink stuff makes things bend and snap and then go right back to normal? What the heck??? What are the limits of it? How far can it bend things? Do they always snap right back to what they were? Can he use it on people, or just objects? Could he maim someone with it? Did Paintball jump up a bunch of places on the most dangerous Detroit Touched list? I mean, if he could spray someone and then pull their arms out, or take their head off… I’m not saying he should, but could he? Cuz that whole thing has some pretty huge implications.  

 —> ButcherOfBujold

Replied on April 20, 2020

We don’t know exactly how it works yet. Paintball hasn’t exactly sat down and explained it. Actually, I’m pretty sure he only started figuring out how to use it himself pretty recently. Otherwise, he probably would have used it before, like when Cuélebre was chasing him. Give him some time and he’ll figure out how to do more tricks with it. But just to put it up front, I really doubt he could kill someone with it like that. It just doesn’t seem like it would work that way. I could be wrong, but I’m just saying, it seems pretty unlikely that he could just spray someone with pink paint and permanently maim them. And even if he could, he’s like twelve. I don’t think he would do something like that. Not to mention the personality we’ve seen doesn’t fit. 

  —> CultureClubber

Replied on April 20, 2020

He could change a lot though, he’s still a tiny little kid. Maybe when he gets older, he’ll be vicious. He could even join one of the Fell teams. Like you said, he’s twelve. That’s practically a baby. A lot can change between now and whenever he grows up. Wait til he gets a little more experience under his belt. Or at least gets out of 7th grade. In another year, he might totally switch sides. 

  —> RobertR

Replied on April 20, 2020

Guys, guys you’re all missing the most important part here. Paintball was working with his dad! He was at the bank with Lucent (and Carousel). Obviously his Dad was testing him to see if he’s ready to join the Seraphs! That’s where he’ll go if he joins any team at all. No way would Lucent let his son be a bad guy. He raised the boy better than that!

—>  OnceWereWarriors

Replied on April 20, 2020

Hey, I don’t know, Lucent is obviously a really good dad. But doesn’t that mean letting his son make his own mistakes? He’d definitely try to guide him the right way and all, but he’s not going to control his life. Hell, That’s probably why they’re having him act on his own like this, so he can make a name for himself out of his dad’s shadow. And, you know, make his own decisions, become his own person. That must be why they’re hiding the beak too. 

If Paintball goes bad, Lucent will guide him back to the right side. He won’t give up on him, no matter how evil the boy turns. 

—>  FullBass

Replied on April 20, 2020

Bird dad best dad! Father-son bonding time. Wait, how did this topic turn to Paintball being evil????

—> MagicalMagellan (You)

Replied on April 21, 2020 

FullBass – Internet (™)

CultureClubber –  I’m pretty sure Paintball isn’t going to change that much when he gets older. I bet you anything that he’ll be the same person when he’s sixteen as he is right now. He just seems like the type. Look how much fun he has playing for the crowd. He signs autographs and all that. You can’t do that as much if you’re a Fell. I mean, you could try, but you’d get caught pretty quick. And it’s not as fun if a bunch of sirens keep going off every time you try to entertain people. 

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<> Topic — Multiple Shootings (Boards – Places – United States – Michigan – Events)

Hermetican Beer (Original Poster)

Posted on April 20

Okay, I’ve been given permission from the mods to make the post for this. There have been at least three confirmed drive-by shootings here in Detroit in the past thirty minutes. The authorities believe all the shootings are from the same guy, but they aren’t releasing a name yet. Please, if you are anywhere in Detroit, especially anywhere within a mile of Mack Avenue and Helen Street, stay inside and away from the windows until this is taken care of. Authorities are already responding, but there are multiple scenes to deal with and the shooter is still at large. The Baptist church there on the corner is taking in anyone who needs shelter, as is the nursing home just a couple blocks down Grand Boulevard. Again, stay down until the all-clear signal is given. This post will be updated at that time. 

Edit: Police have given the official all-clear signal as of 1:00 am. The shootings appear to have stopped. They do not have a suspect in custody, but believe he is no longer an imminent threat. According to the news reports here, his name is Luciano Munoz, the leader of a minor gang. His motives are unclear, but seem to be money-related. That news report includes a picture of him. If you see the man, do not try to confront him. Alert the authorities immediately. 

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—> Asian14

Replied on April 21, 2020 

I don’t live in that area now, but I used to. I know the apartments where that one guy got shot, used to ride by them on my bike all the time. It’s kind of a shitty neighborhood. Nothing wrong with the people who live there. Well, most of them anyway. Let’s just say it’s the sort of place where if you hear gunshots, nobody’s that surprised. People just mind their own business over there. 

—> GearK

Replied on April 21, 2020 

So, let me get this straight. He just killed several people in multiple shootings and got away? How does that happen? He didn’t have any powers or anything, right? How does a guy like that just up and vanish when basically the entire city is looking for him? There has to be more to this. Maybe he had help or something. People can’t just GTA their way through a city and then bounce without getting caught. The whole internet knows what this guy looks like, and there’s no sign of him? I don’t buy it. And why would the authorities give the all clear if they hadn’t caught him yet? This whole situation stinks like my brother’s gym bag at the end of the school year.

—> Dehny 

Replied on April 21, 2020  

He could be holed up somewhere. It probably isn’t that hard to hide if you just get in an apartment and stay in it. People didn’t really know to start looking for him until this morning when they woke up. Remember, not everyone is online overnight. People have jobs. They go to sleep. If he got out of the initial search area and went to ground, he could stay out of sight for a long time. Hell, with food and grocery delivery services and the option to leave it at the door so he doesn’t have to see them, he could stay out of sight for weeks or longer. I think the biggest chance of finding him would be if one of his friends rats him out. 

Needless to say, I’m rooting for the rats.  

—> GujaratiSugar

Replied on April 21, 2020  

What about what people were saying about Paintball and that masked guy fighting with those gangbangers over by the Tipsy Beaver? That was right in the same general area and everyone knows it’s full of nasty types. You don’t go over there unless you’re either connected or you’ve got a death wish. Pretty sure that Luciano guy hangs out there too. That’s what somebody on the Forum Which Must Not Be Named was saying. 

—> MercurialGumball

Replied on April 21, 2020  

Does anyone have the updated list of how many people were hurt or killed last night? That’s probably something that should be added to the top post. And speaking of things that should be added, several people have started charity drives for the victims. There was a list of some of them here. Just make sure you give to a reputable site. Lots of greedy fucks come out of the woodwork and try to take advantage of stuff like this. If you’re gonna donate, make sure it’s to one of the official sites, and that the charity has one of those little checkmarks next to it. That means the site has confirmed the charity owner is legit and has some connection to the victims. 

 —>  Marconi’s S

Replied on April 21, 2020  

Isn’t this what the Fund is supposed to be for? They charge buttloads for all that Star-Touched merch. I thought that and the taxes were supposed to pay for people’s bills when shit like this happens. What happened to that? 

 —> Cthuwood 

Replied on April 21, 2020  

Technically this doesn’t follow under the Fund. Because even if some Touched end up getting involved in trying to find him, the dude isn’t Touched himself. He didn’t use any Tech-Touched stuff either. So by the way that law is written, they can’t really pull money from it for this. As far as the law is concerned, this is just ordinary crime. Sucks, but they can’t just decide to move money around like that willy nilly. And there’s nothing the local people can do about it. That stuff is written in international law. It’s a pretty huge deal. If they tried to appropriate it for this, they’d set off a lot of problems. 

Oh and that list of victims you were asking for Mercurial should be here. As far as I know, that’s the most up-to-date one.  

—> MercurialGumball

Replied on April 21, 2020  

Yeah, I know why they can’t use it. Trust me, I looked it up before I posted. That’s why I really think people needed to donate if they can. These people are going through the worst time of their lives, and we don’t need to add to it by making them sell their souls trying to pay for the funerals and medical costs. 

—> Threeb4

Replied on April 21, 2020  

Thanks for the list, I’m definitely jumping on that. I moved away from Detroit about a year and a half ago, but I know that area. Like Asian14 said, it’s pretty rough. Those people don’t have the cash to spare for an extra large popcorn at the movies, let alone a funeral. This whole thing is so fucked up. Still can’t believe that piece of shit got away. Hope they find him and nail his ass to the wall. 

—> Spaghetti Citizen

Replied on April 21, 2020  

In addition to the list that’s already been shared, everyone should be aware that you can go straight to local hospitals and donate directly to funds there. All you have to do is tell them you want the money to go to victims of the shootings and they’ll add it into the general fund that gets divided up as much as it’s needed. 

Anyway, as everyone else has said, this whole thing is totally fucked up and I hope someone grabs this guy. I can’t imagine him getting very far though. Everyone knows what he looks like now. 

But seriously, how does a guy without any Touched powers or help completely disappear without anyone knowing where he is after pulling something like that? Yeah, yeah, he could just hole up in an apartment or whatever. But still. He’s got the everybody after him and nobody knows where the hell he is? I swear there’s gotta be something else going on. #paranoid

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<> Private Messages From DancingInIt

DancingInIt: Cass went for a walk last night.

MagicalMagellan: I heard about it from Lizzie. Cass didn’t wake you up? 

DancingInIt: No, wanted to let me sleep. Pillow talk?

MagicalMagellan: Don’t YOU start about that. You’re too young. She has my number for emergencies. :sigh: She uses it for more than emergencies. 

DancingInIt: I mean we all knew she had your number. 😉 Srsly what’s going on with the employees? 

MagicalMagellan: Not sure yet. Cassie’s folks get home today, don’t they? 

DancingInIt: Yeah, later. She wants to meet for breakfast this morning b4 school. You game? 

MagicalMagellan: Same park as before? I’ll head over there.  

DancingInIt: :waves:

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10 comments

  1. Thanks to the original commissioner of this interlude and I hope you all enjoyed it! Have a very nice day. Your tags are: CultureClubber (Is Pack), DancingInIt (Is Raindrop), Gepetto’s Lad (Is Eits), MagicalMagellan (Is That-A-Way), Marconi’s S (Is Broadway), MercurialGumball (Is Alloy), Reading Through Once Without Knowing Who All The Canon Characters Posting Are And Then Again Once You Do Is A Lot Of Fun., RingAroundARosie (Is Carousel), Thanks WordPress‚ I Really Appreciate Your System Not Copying Underlined Words Properly So I Have To Do It All Manually

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  2. LOL most of the forum to discuss Touched actually are the Touched themselves! Do they all know who each other is? (obviously MagicalMagellan and DancingInIt do)

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    1. Maybe, maybe not. If you look at the way the page numbers skip around, it could just be the author showing us the part of the discussions the Touched we know are part of. As usual, the mundanes just don’t get the attention. It’s hell to be one of us peons, lol.

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    2. Pack, Eits, and Broadway know each other. Izzy, Amber, and Jae know each other. Alloy knows nobody. Poor Alloy. 😉

      And yeah, as JyoNaythan said, we’re only seeing some of the conversations. In my head, this is a rather enormous forum covering Touched situations across the planet. Though of course with certain countries having far more representation and participation just because that’s how it goes. But they do at least have forums for everywhere so that events everywhere can be discussed in the proper area. People like Amber and Izzy would even have ‘official’ confirmed accounts, like ‘That-A-Way (Confirmed)’ but they don’t use them for random chatting because they tend to attract a lot of people to go through every comment they ever make, get very little privacy, can’t have a normal conversation, that sort of thing. So they tend to go for the more incognito names unless they’re doing something official.

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    1. Thanks! Honestly, that probably came about because wordpress doesn’t copy underlining over and I had to manually add it to every page number, with it getting pretty finicky about it. But whatever the reason, at least it’s there now, so thanks again.

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