Post by Seth Judkins on Jul 23, 2014 11:10:48 GMT -6
Seth’s mentor guided him to the hotel room, though her “guiding” was more of a “tugging” as Seth limped as fast as he could down the hallway to keep up with her. But when he made it to the room, the luxurious suite filled with delicacies from the Capitol made the sweat he had broken worthwhile.
For a moment, Seth considered waiting for the girl from District 5 to arrive before digging into the feast laid out on the dining room table. Seth had been escorted through the handicap entrance of the hotel a few minutes early. Despite the situation, Seth was grateful to not have to force his way through the crowds gathering by the front gate of the Training Center.
Unable to resist the smell eminating from an ornate bowl of clam chowder, Seth dove in.
Post by Ayla Farrow on Jul 23, 2014 15:44:46 GMT -6
Ayla walked into the hotel room to see a vast feast before her eyes, the likes of which she could never even had imagined. In the midst of the table was a boy eating clam chowder. Ayla recognized him as Seth, her fellow tribute from district 5. She had not seen him before the reaping. Why was that? Where had he been all those years? And what had happened to his leg?
She walked straight up to Seth and introduced herself. "Hi, I'm Ayla."
Post by Seth Judkins on Jul 23, 2014 19:05:26 GMT -6
Seth paused mid-bite and looked up guiltily at Ayla. He had only seen her for a moment on the stage before they were ushered into separate train cars.
"Sorry ma'am," he quickly apologized. "I would have waited... I meant to wait... but the chowder smelled so good, and I was so hungry, and I haven't even seen seafood since the tour through District 4."
Seth slowly and a bit painfully hoisted himself out of his chair. "Seth Judkins at your service," he said with a smile and a slight bow. He gestured to the table. "Care to join me for a bite to eat? I guess we have a lot to discuss, huh?"
Post by Seth Judkins on Jul 24, 2014 14:12:07 GMT -6
“Well,” Seth said between mouthfuls of a roasted animal he had never seen before. “The costumes and chariots usually have to show some sort of District pride, right? To be completely honest I don’t know that much about District 5. My friend Erica works at the plant with all the huge reflective panels on top, you know? If this way is north…”
Seth made a map of the downtown square using biscuits and pointed to a long building made of three biscuits.
“That one,” Seth continued. “But I couldn’t tell you how it works or what really goes on in there. Where do… did you work? Do you know anything about the industry that we could turn into a design?”
Post by Ayla Farrow on Jul 24, 2014 14:41:11 GMT -6
"My whole family works at the power plant. We could talk to out designer about creating costumes that light up? I think we need to do something that will really get the sponsors attention. How do we want to come off: friendly, strong, as a team, as individuals? What do you think would impress the sponsors the most?"
Post by Seth Judkins on Jul 24, 2014 15:29:08 GMT -6
Unable to come up with a solid plan over dinner, Seth switched on the Hunger Games broadcast. They were replaying the introduction of the sponsors.
“What would impress the sponsors the most?” Seth thought aloud, repeating Ayla’s question.
The sponsors spoke excitedly about fighting and gambling and entertainment value. Finally the previous years’ winners came on screen.
"I'm lookin' forward to seein' some tributes plan ahead and use each other to win,” said Agni.
“Without the tributes I had backing me up I definitely wouldn't be here today!” said Millie.
“Maybe we don’t need to impress those rich assholes,” said Seth. “I mean, maybe the opinion that matters the most are the kids who got it done before, right? They seem to think it’s about teamwork and planning. If we want their votes maybe we just need to prove to them that we really planned this routine, and that it wasn’t just made up on the spot. You know? I think when we get out there, one of us should perform some kind of setup, and the other one should pull the trigger! What do you think Ayla?”
Post by Seth Judkins on Jul 24, 2014 19:45:19 GMT -6
"Hmm I like where you're going with that. Acrobatics can be difficult for me because of my legs, but I definitely have the arm strength to pull something off. If you think you can pull off a stunt on a moving chariot I could catch you!"
Post by Seth Judkins on Jul 24, 2014 20:50:59 GMT -6
"Lights are good, yeah," Seth agreed. He felt odd attempting to design a float to a District he couldn't claim allegiance to. Seth caught her shyly glance at her feet. "And don't worry, I'll catch you. Just jump right into my arms," he said hoping he sounded confident.
Cal Mensen: I believe you edit the post. You can either rewhisper to everyone (too much work), or copy and paste the whispers into public text. I'd imagine you'd want to give some sort of symbol or notation that they were once whispers.
Jan 23, 2016 17:42:35 GMT -6
Holly Edison: Just copy it before you go to edit...sometimes it disappears
Jan 23, 2016 18:37:20 GMT -6
Wren Hartwood: I hope everyone enjoys my amazing but wasted bird ending lol
Jan 24, 2016 10:16:08 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: It was pretty great, I could see it having been carried out as part of Wren's mind breaking, like a delusion only he could see
Jan 24, 2016 13:38:18 GMT -6
Holly Edison: READ ALL THE THINGS
Jan 24, 2016 14:06:01 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Archive binge!
Jan 24, 2016 15:47:17 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: I think reading all the other Day 9 locations hit me harder than the finale. Fuck...
Jan 24, 2016 17:38:46 GMT -6
Eloise Sugarglider: Anyones in particular, i havent madr it to binging yet.
Jan 24, 2016 18:17:59 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Yours... Watchtower... Market...
Jan 24, 2016 18:47:49 GMT -6
Gwendolyn Fisk: Wallace, I loved your Day 9.
Jan 26, 2016 16:56:35 GMT -6
Wallace Barker: Thank you! I loved reading everything that happened with everyone :3 SUUUUUPER depressing.
Jan 26, 2016 17:36:51 GMT -6
Holly Edison: I miss this game.
Oct 25, 2018 12:51:36 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Same here, part of me wants to allocate some time aside to building a new one in a different setting. It'd be easier to devote time to if there's a shard interest.
Nov 26, 2018 10:38:10 GMT -6