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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2015, 05:29:05 PM »
After kicking back for a while in the decidedly more lukewarm and less nice water, Kiley takes a look around and figures nobody will miss her while Jennifer's otherwise occupied. Might as well take another look at that warmer cave. Checking that nobody's looking and that there's still plenty of time in the outing, she dives under and heads right back for the other pool.
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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #101 on: November 18, 2015, 09:35:23 AM »
Well, as long as she doesn't start trying to take his costume apart, Horizon doesn't much care. It's not like he's a hero, despite all the dinosaur-punching he just did to save Streak's neck.

...oh damn, he probably went flying, didn't he? Whoops. He's probably fine.

Horizon settles down to rest for a little bit, keeping an eye on Whipcord in case she tries anything funny before he moves on.

Horizon gets a good view of Whipcord disrobing further, down to nothing as her costume disintegrates, somehow absorbed into her body. Then, after about ten minutes or so of shivering, threads burst out from her skin and wraps her back up again in the full wardrobe.

It seems her power is only over her own hair...
After kicking back for a while in the decidedly more lukewarm and less nice water, Kiley takes a look around and figures nobody will miss her while Jennifer's otherwise occupied. Might as well take another look at that warmer cave. Checking that nobody's looking and that there's still plenty of time in the outing, she dives under and heads right back for the other pool.

Back at the other pool, Kiley, this time without the encumbrance of a nosy Jennifer, soon approaches the source of the heat. Physically painful enough to eventually kill her, but without radiant force, Kiley's blurring intensifies as the water nears boiling, before she spots the culprit by the heat and the tiny but cherry red glow: A glass mechanism drifting in the water, dimly glowing red from the heat. It's shaped like a heap of stacked donuts and emanating boiling water, causing it to move in an irregular orbit.

Weird.
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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #102 on: November 19, 2015, 09:40:32 AM »
Horizon develops a quiet coughing fit and turns his head away from the villain while she 'changes.' She hasn't attacked him yet, at least, though that'd probably change if she knew he was there. Best to slip away while she's distracted and go find something less volatile to do.
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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #103 on: November 20, 2015, 04:55:03 AM »
Kiley quickly concludes this is a science thing, probably tinker science. Were she not alone, she'd announce that out loud and nod sagely. But because she is, and because she has no idea what this thing even is or does besides being really hot, she says nothing, doesn't nod and most of all doesn't touch it or mess with it in any way. If it's heating a pool, that's just swell in her book.

So she turns around and swims back to the heated pool to look for the source of fresh air, instead. If there's a passage big enough for a person, maybe she can make a note of this place as somewhere to go for free time. Beats going to the beach this time of year.
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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #104 on: December 12, 2015, 06:57:59 AM »
Horizon develops a quiet coughing fit and turns his head away from the villain while she 'changes.' She hasn't attacked him yet, at least, though that'd probably change if she knew he was there. Best to slip away while she's distracted and go find something less volatile to do.

Hopping away and  onwards to Old Harkin, Horizon encounters nothing more exciting than seeing the frozen train resume it's movement at  some point. There's an invisible Special flying somewhere nearby, though whoever it was isn't heading his way, and thus, probably not  a concern.

Kiley quickly concludes this is a science thing, probably tinker science. Were she not alone, she'd announce that out loud and nod sagely. But because she is, and because she has no idea what this thing even is or does besides being really hot, she says nothing, doesn't nod and most of all doesn't touch it or mess with it in any way. If it's heating a pool, that's just swell in her book.

So she turns around and swims back to the heated pool to look for the source of fresh air, instead. If there's a passage big enough for a person, maybe she can make a note of this place as somewhere to go for free time. Beats going to the beach this time of year.

The fresh air source proves significantly elusive, though Kiley thinks she figured out which end of the cavern leads to air, the poor lighting  and steam meant that all she could see was rock, wet rock, water, steam, shadows and a fishheaded guy with a spear.

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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #105 on: December 13, 2015, 06:06:36 PM »
One of these is not like the others. Kiley's almost ready for a fight as she swims closer, until she realizes it's a statue. Why would there be a statue of a man with a fish head, of all things, here, of all places?

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Re: 2000/1/08-09 Poison Pen Weekend
« Reply #106 on: December 17, 2015, 10:28:29 PM »
The statue, at close examination, seems to be  fairly detailed, down to every scale on it's body and wrinkles on it's rough leather-like clothing, except for where it's feet are fused to the rock.  Either some Special had nothing better to do, or he(it's definitely male on close examination) grew out of the rock.

A poke with a fingertip shows the spear to be still wickedly sharp, which isn't expected from something made of stone.
Everything is edible. Just that there are things only edible once per lifetime.
It's a god-eat-god world.

Procrastination is the thief of time; Year after year it steals, till all are fled,
And to the mercies of a moment leaves; The vast concerns of an eternal scene.