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docbeard
Jul 18, 2011

Modern worldly poster

I'm in.

Miriam and Michael Augustine made their fortunes the old-fashioned way: by stealing them. That's all behind them now. They've long since traded their high-society con artistry and jewel thievery in for a life of idle luxury, devoted instead to each other and the finer things in life (particularly those fine things that come from a bottle). But their past isn't quite done with them. Nor they with it.

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Toaster Beef
Jan 23, 2007

that's not nature's way


I don't think I ever got a critique :(

Grizzled Patriarch
Mar 27, 2014

These dentures won't stop me from tearing out jugulars in Thunderdome.





I'm in.


edit:

Hector is a wharf rat. He's semi-indigent, crashing where he can, and he worries constantly about making ends meet. Recently he's gotten into trouble with some dangerous people, and now he just wants to get as far away from Los Grano D'Oro as possible.

Grizzled Patriarch fucked around with this message at 13:13 on Jul 1, 2014

Meinberg
Oct 9, 2011


In with :toxx:

Alex Lecosto has her fingers everywhere in the Los Grano D'oro art scene. Poetry, galleries, theater, her words and her money make her influence known to all and sundry. She enjoys the control that she asserts, the power and influence she reaps, and the shoulders that she rubs with. But her end game is a mystery to everyone but herself. She's androgynous, pale, tall, and sharply-featured, and flaunts her asexuality. Her weapon of choice is her wits and her words, with her web of favors as a back-up if she really needs it.

Lily Catts
Oct 17, 2012

Show me the way to you
(Heavy Metal)


Benny's crit

You don't have to do this, but I would appreciate it if you paid this forward, too.

ZorajitZorajit
Sep 15, 2013

No static at all...

In.

Elle FR Velez, late night DJ. Elle's show is the sounding board for half a hundred crazies, advertisements for quote-unquote massage parlors, and the very best music in the world. Somebody broke Elle's heart in her youth and she never got over it.

Kaishai
Nov 3, 2010

Scoffing at modernity.

Toaster Beef posted:

I don't think I ever got a critique :(

The last I heard, the Week 98 judges were all planning on crits, but I know that my own will be very late. I apologize; I'd rather be prompt, but life is interfering. They will be posted eventually.

Obliterati
Nov 13, 2012

Pain is inevitable.
Suffering is optional.
Thunderdome is forever.


In.

Alabama Eriksson is a renegade archaeologist who lost his prestigious lecturing gig after he confused two types of pottery that six people on Earth give a poo poo about. Shunned by his peers, he makes ends meet appraising idols looted from lost temples and drafting up fakes to go with them. He has really great jokes about the Neolithic that his new associates just don't get, but one day he's gonna make it back to the big leagues and this time he's gettin' tenure.

Kalyco
Apr 4, 2013


Every shady alley way of IN.

God Over Djinn
Jan 17, 2005

onwards and upwards


Yvonne, 20. Short, lots of dark curly hair, heavily pregnant. Perpetual scowl. Baseball cap, brim pulled down low. Was the only girl on her high school football team. Just dropped out of St. John's great books program to come back to the LGD, and she is not happy about it. She really thought she'd gotten out of this place, but Fate has a funny way of kicking you in the dick sometimes.

flerp
Feb 25, 2014

I DON'T ALWAYS
HERDY DUR MUR FLERP FLERPITY
FLOOPIN
BUT WHEN I DO
I YER DER FLERPITY
THURN DER DERMIN
BORK! BORK! BORK!







Shannon is visiting Los Grano D'oro to see the festival held there every year. She's a twenty-something year old whose spending her youth (and the rest of her parent's money) traveling the world, and she's already been to a good amount of places. She's young, but cautious, and tries her best to blend in with the crowd. She'd rather watch something from afar instead of getting involved.

flerp fucked around with this message at 06:24 on Jul 2, 2014

Toaster Beef
Jan 23, 2007

that's not nature's way


Kaishai posted:

The last I heard, the Week 98 judges were all planning on crits, but I know that my own will be very late. I apologize; I'd rather be prompt, but life is interfering. They will be posted eventually.

No big deal, I know how getting busy as hell goes. Thanks for the update :)

Noah
May 31, 2011

Come at me baby bitch


In.

leekster
Jun 20, 2013


I'm in.

D.O.G.O.G.B.Y.N.
Dec 31, 2011

THUNDERDOME LOSER

In.

*

Mr. G is a former high school biology teacher in his early thirties who was forced into desperate measures (gov't cut funding, salaries got worse, society got worse). He now lives in a dingy two-room apartment growing transgenic marijuana (Shady Employer of Your Choice supplied him with a stolen gene gun, plus eventual maintenance). Said marijuana has a lot of THC (20% in the unprocessed plant), though it's flipsided by potential side-effects such as nearly fatal, minutes-long convulsive laughter episodes, or a 'lude-like laxing of bodily functions that's quite impossibilitating. Effects vary among users. Mr. G is a frail, very attentive, very nervous man, especially in the vicinity of Shady Employer's enforcers or other related crooks. He's paranoid of Shady Employer's activies and what they might mean to his own future.

D.O.G.O.G.B.Y.N. fucked around with this message at 18:57 on Jul 1, 2014

a new study bible!
Feb 1, 2009



BIG DICK NICK
A Philadelphia Legend
Fly Eagles Fly



Signing up!

***

Taj "Coyotaje" Clinton is a tall, thin, and handsome man who is never caught without his Australian outback hat and aviator shades. When he was six, Taj started his smuggling career under the tutelage of his father. For the next twenty years, he smuggled narcotics and people across the Mexican boarder for the Los Zetas cartel. He eventually started using what he was smuggling, taking a cut here or there where the Zetas wouldn't notice. Someone did, because the last thing Taj remembers about his smuggling career is that night that when he was hauling cocaine and migrants through South Texas. The slapjack to the head. Waking up in the desert. Everything gone.

Taj knew that the Zetas would be looking for him, so he went into hiding and got sober, except for the two packs of cigarettes he smoked daily. He had a kid of his own, Melinda, and although the marriage was short, Taj was happy.

That was thirteen years ago.

Thirteen days ago, Taj received a call from a voice he knew, but didn't know. The Los Zetas have Melinda, but promised to keep her safe for fourteen days. They'd even forgive his debt, but after that, "there are no promises anymore." The only way Taj will ever see his daughter again is by apprehending the man known only as Domingo Silver and returning him to the Zetas. He's tracked Silver to Los Grano D'oro.

"Person for person," they promised, "on our honor."

He'll hold them to it.

***


(I am also looking for one or two people for character crossovers. Or, if someone even wants to write Domingo Silver, that would be quite fun. Lastly, I would love to kill your character, so hit me up via PM or in IRC if any of those interest you.)

Fanky Malloons
Aug 21, 2010

Is your social worker inside that horse?


Just so you all know, it's my birthday on Thursday (i.e. the day before submissions close), so I am therefore going to assume that all of your submissions are, in fact, birthday gifts to me. So they better measure up or my ENTIRE YEAR will be ruined <:mad:>

Fuschia tude
Dec 26, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2019



I am in this so hard

Nikaer Drekin
Oct 11, 2012

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2020

In. This sounds like it could be spectacularly awesome (or a spectacular failure, but either way it's sure to be interesting)!

***

Madame Hyacinth, real name Harriet Dorsey, runs Madame Hyacinth's Cure-Alls and Curios, a squat little new-age store on one of the million street corners in Los Grano D'Oro. Now in her mid-fifties, she didn't come of age during the hippie-dippy era but still welcomes its spirit into almost every aspect of her life. That's not to say she's blissfully naive; her ex-husband is locked away and serving a life sentence, and she's had to run her shop alone as a result. When her store seemed to be bleeding money, she made a decision: she'd have to offer something more than incense sticks and chakra stones. Now, Cure-Alls and Curios doubles as a safe house where, for a reasonable fee, mobsters can hide drug stashes, weapons, and all manner of other criminal paraphernalia. Despite the risk involved, Hyacinth has been crafty enough to avoid detection so far. Of course, the fact that her twin brother is a police lieutenant probably means she could sweet-talk her way out of a bust if necessary.

I'm also open to collabs, so email me at nikaerd at gmail or catch me in irc if you want to plan something special!

Benny the Snake
Apr 10, 2012

GUM CHEWING INTENSIFIES


In like Flynn and with a character:

Todd Templeton, age 43. Profession: professional gambler. Which is just a euphemism for "Compulsive gambler with enough skill to keep himself out of bankruptcy". Losing at the blackjack tables at the El Diablito casino, Todd one day has a chance encounter with a lady in a red dress and a mysterious briefcase attache case.

Benny the Snake fucked around with this message at 21:20 on Jul 1, 2014

angel opportunity
Sep 7, 2004

Total Eclipse of the Heart

euphamism

dmboogie
Oct 4, 2013



In!

Rose is an African-American woman in her late twenties, about 5'9 and in excellent physical condition. She has been staying in Los Grano D'oro for about a month at the behest of her employer, an infuriatingly cryptic organization known as "The Vermilion Moth". Rose's mission is to thwart the goals of her employer's rival, the similarly cryptic and presumably infuriating "The Turquoise Mantis". This takes the form of many things, whether that be moving a particular table in a particular cafe a couple inches to the right, or assassinating certain inconvenient people.

Rose prides herself on her professionalism, maintaining a calm and polite attitude whenever she's on the job. Off the clock, she tends to keep to herself. Lately, she has been having doubts about her line of work.

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.



Kaishai posted:

The last I heard, the Week 98 judges were all planning on crits, but I know that my own will be very late. I apologize; I'd rather be prompt, but life is interfering. They will be posted eventually.

Here is a special preview of what mine might look like:

What you have done here is write a bad story. Your story? It is bad. Also dumb. And that's what we've ended up with, is a bad and dumb story.

God Over Djinn
Jan 17, 2005

onwards and upwards


I'm looking for someone who wants to see their character get beaten to death with the briefcase at the end of my story. (Also, if you want to find the thing sitting next to a dead body in a high rise office building.)

Also, I'm seeking a reluctant baby daddy (for my character.)

Fanky Malloons
Aug 21, 2010

Is your social worker inside that horse?


God Over Djinn posted:


Also, I'm seeking a reluctant baby daddy (for my character.)

Everybody plz post your story/character requests in the form of personal ads from now on kthx.

RunningIntoWalls
Dec 8, 2013

THUNDERDOME LOSER

Fanky Malloons posted:

Everybody plz post your story/character requests in the form of personal ads from now on kthx.


quote:


Hello fellow entrepreneurs,

My name is Mr. Williams. I am the local owner of the billiard hall on Flower Hill Road past the florist on the corner of Flower and Barnacle Drive. I need someone to help recover my briefcase as something very important was in it. I last remember it being at the Sidewalk's End bar on the night of July 24th. All applicants will be paid on how fast the briefcase will be returned. Please don't open the briefcase, as you know what they say, "curiosity killed the cat". Please also be on your best behavior as the regulars don't appreciate their elderly host be smacked around. Happy hunting and I wish you a great day.

Signed,

Mr. Williams

Posted on Aug. 20th, 2014 at 9:17 PM


---------------

Like leftover Chinese food left forgotten in the back of the fridge, I make my reappearance. IN

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


BLO OD E M PR E SS

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THUDNER-DOME







Bad Seafood posted:


FINALLY, on three different days to be decided at the judges' discretion, each of us will post a supporting character of our own design in this very thread. Once posted, up to five different authors can claim that character for use in their submission. One of them, randomly, will be told the fate of that character lies in their hands. For everyone else, for better or worse, these particular supporting characters must survive your literary onslaught no matter what. Nobody has to claim any of these characters, but if you do you can only claim one.




Subj: F seeking M/F/?



Goldie Lockeless is just one of the many names the mysterious dame with an agenda goes by. She can be whoever and whatever it takes to secure the future of the briefcase. Her motives may be noble, they may be sinister; the only certainty is that they are inscrutable.

She seems to have an aversion to controlling the case herself, preferring to manipulate others into doing the dirty work of passing it from hand to hand. Her contacts range from the dregs of the criminal underworld to the pinnacles of the political elite. It is rumored that she has a history of looting the collections of rich, eclectic hoarders, but that's probably just hearsay.

She enjoys long conversations in dingy locations, furtive looks, and veiled implications. She's got legs for days and often favors some variety of short skirt/long jacket combo. She's a blond bombshell, when she's not busy playing the smoldering redhead or the seductive brunette.

Currently, she's seeking an accomplice to her schemes. Must be willing to get double crossed, betrayed, abandoned, titillated. Must be willing to exposit via pillow talk. Preferably, they would brood over her long after she's slipped out of their life and back into the shadows from whence she came.

It's very likely that anyone involved with the briefcase will become involved with Goldie, AKA whoever.

More judge characters to follow.

Edit: ONE(1) more people can claim this character for their story. That's it gents! Goldie is all booked up.

Sitting Here fucked around with this message at 06:18 on Jul 2, 2014

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002


does the case lock? with a combo or a key?

PM me if you want a starting/ending location for the case, as I have both picked out and we could tie our stories together that way.

crabrock fucked around with this message at 00:41 on Jul 2, 2014

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


BLO OD E M PR E SS

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^^^ I'm going to go out on a limb and say it has a combination. But Bad Seafood is more than welcome to contradict me on that.


Some artistic 'domers have done artistic renderings of some of their characters. We here in TD don't give many nods to the finer arts so I'm gonna go ahead and say people should do more of this at the risk of earning my fellow judges' chagrin.




God Over Djinn posted:

I'm looking for someone who wants to see their character get beaten to death with the briefcase at the end of my story. (Also, if you want to find the thing sitting next to a dead body in a high rise office building.)

Also, I'm seeking a reluctant baby daddy (for my character.)




Thalamas posted:

In.

edit: Molly is all of thirteen, has multi-colored hair, and a smart mouth. She doesn't believe the rumors at school about her father being a mob lawyer and has gotten into a few fights about it. Elmo, their bodyguard, is just around because daddy loves her.

Elmo is a mob enforcer assigned to watch over Molly's father and his family, though he is particularly devoted to the kid. His nickname is St. Elmo's Fire. Dropped out of seminary for mysterious reasons.

Thalamas
Dec 5, 2003

Sup?

Sitting Here posted:

Subj: F seeking M/F/?

Goldie Lockeless

Claimed. Molly is a girl in need of a role-model. :D

dmboogie
Oct 4, 2013



Sitting Here posted:

Goldie Lockeless

I rather like her. Claimed.

Lily Catts
Oct 17, 2012

Show me the way to you
(Heavy Metal)


In.

Bran Brahms (may or may not be his real name) is a fifty-something man who hangs out by the docks, teaching medieval weapon-fighting to a small community of LARPers. Carries a wooden sword, dispensing his own brand of justice on rowdy drunks at night. Dresses like it's a Renaissance Fair everyday. May or may not be right in the head, but he'll have your back.

I've already worked out how he gains and loses the case. PM/IRC me if you want to collab!

Fuschia tude
Dec 26, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2019



Issa Brückenau is a larger than life (in every sense) film magnate. He struck gold with a series of hits back in the 70s, before some high-profile flops in the 80s nearly shut him down. Though the studio subsists today by relentlessly exploiting its properties, Issa still sees entry to the big galas in town, usually showing up an hour late and already buzzed. He's somehow survived all this time without dying of a heart attack or alcohol poisoning; though he likes to play the fat bumbling oaf, his few friends know he has a kind of vicious cunning when he sees something he wants.

I am looking for ex-wive(s)! Interested parties please inquire PM within!

Bad Seafood
Dec 10, 2010

If you must blink, do it now.


crabrock posted:

does the case lock? with a combo or a key?
It is a combination.

Also, if you've already signed up but haven't posted your character, don't go back and edit them into your sign up post, just give them their own.

Benny the Snake
Apr 10, 2012

GUM CHEWING INTENSIFIES


I've also come up with a way how Todd loses the case. PM me if you want to collaborate! Also, mind if I borrow Goldie, Sitting here?

DuckyB
Jun 27, 2014

Gentlemen.


I'd also like to put a claim on Goldie.

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


BLO OD E M PR E SS

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Benny the Snake posted:

I've also come up with a way how Todd loses the case. PM me if you want to collaborate! Also, mind if I borrow Goldie, Sitting here?


DuckyB posted:

I'd also like to put a claim on Goldie.

Alright, that means one more lucky 'domer gets a date with Goldie.

flerp
Feb 25, 2014

I DON'T ALWAYS
HERDY DUR MUR FLERP FLERPITY
FLOOPIN
BUT WHEN I DO
I YER DER FLERPITY
THURN DER DERMIN
BORK! BORK! BORK!







Sitting Here posted:

Alright, that means one more lucky 'domer gets a date with Goldie.

I'd like to take it.

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


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Broenheim posted:

I'd like to take it.

aaaaaaaaaaaand she's yours. Or you're hers :getin:

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Benny the Snake
Apr 10, 2012

GUM CHEWING INTENSIFIES


Fanky Malloons posted:

Everybody plz post your story/character requests in the form of personal ads from now on kthx.

Sitting Here posted:

Alright, that means one more lucky 'domer gets a date with Goldie.
So just to make sure, can we borrow another person's character and ask for a character request or can we only do one? If the latter, Todd would like to cancel his date with Goldie and post something in the personals.

Benny the Snake fucked around with this message at 06:46 on Jul 2, 2014

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