*In the aftermath of the battle, the invading skrull force calls a full retreat. They have taken heavy casualties - in England, MI13 cleanses the land of them using magic and force. In Canada, Alpha Flight, still with fresh casualties from other events, manages to ward off the invasion. Around the world, skrulls are unveiled and everywhere they are fought, until the skrulls have no choice but to leave Earth or risk a longer conflict, one that would be out in the open this time*
*Many of their generals are dead or captured, and every one of their undercover operatives has been exposed*
*And as they leave, several prison ships come down all over the globe, and those people who were taken and replaced are returned* *The skrulls have no need for most of them anymore.*
We’re home? No, no, no, I was only asleep for a few minutes, how are we- Wait a minute.
…WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE, WE’RE HOME AND GWEN’S NOT- WE DIDN’T STOP THE PLANE TO-
OH MY GOD I AM THE WORST BOYFRIEND EVER.
*jumps to his feet, throwing his hands up.* OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD.
*just moves into sitting indian style on the floor.* Oh my god.
*flops over.* Oh my god. *paws at the jet’s carpeting.*
Oh my god, I suck. I suck so freaking hard. Oh my god.
*paw paw paw*
In case people haven’t noticed! Bobbi and Kate are going to go rescue Clint today. Part of Bobbi’s plan is a bit cheeky, in that she’s going to at some point release the Skrull Antidote across New York and other major cities.
Luckily, Cap and Jan have been working on coordinating the other superhero groups, so the only place we have to worry about is New York! As with our Savage Land plot this will go on for a day or so and doesn’t have to interrupt other RP if you don’t want to take part in any skrull battles. However, if you do feel like finding a few teammates and having a skrull fight, be our guests! Skrulls will be popping up all over, so it’s really up to you where or who you want to be fighting. A general shield alert will go up when Bobbi releases the antidote, and then you can go for it.
We can keep this going for a couple of days, like with the savage land, and go at least into tonight so that our British members have some time to play with skrulls as well.
I’ll tag all relevant posts with #cracksmash and #theskrullplot and the rescuing of Clint will be tagged #Operation: This Looks Bad. The Shield alert will go up on the cracksmashforhire blog when the time comes.
Steve to Jan after the events of Project Jocasta
In the grand scheme of CS? Killer robots happen a lot. Miri unintentionally foreshadows events, and this light-hearted comment becomes incredibly feels ridden.
Pepper Skrull was fantastically terrifying. Vanessa did an amazing job with her.
Our current IRC server has been buggy and splitting several times daily, making OOC contact nigh impossible. With the help of the lovely Ralyse, I’ve set us up on a new, more stable server which is ready for our migration.
Contact me via PM, in the old channel, or Askholebox on my main blog if you have questions/need help. I will straddle both servers/rooms for the time being to try to catch everyone from the old server and help them migrate to the new one.
If you had Op privileges in the old server, I can set it up for you in the new room as well. I just need you to log in and register your nick.
Hopefully this will cut down on the random d-cons and splits and facilitate better communication.
Just a little discussion post because we have a few new members and this occurred to me the other night when attempting to RP with my husband (yes I’ve finally gotten him involved in RP! not Cracksmash unfortunately though). Also a few of these things have come up in chat and I thought it might be nice to clarify them in Cracksmash mode.
Godmodding is basically when your character carries out actions that cannot be defended against by another RPer. Usually it refers to fights, where one character will write a post in which another character is hurt or killed, without consultation with the other character. It is an action that cannot be disputed, and it takes the power and agency away from the other player.
It doesn’t ONLY happen in fights, however. Godmodding can also take the place of discussing another characters’ actions with others during RP. So, Person A is RPing with Person B, their characters are discussing Person C’s character. In the discussion, Person A refers to something that Person C’s character has (according to them) done outside of official RP time, without consulting with Person C about it.
Now naturally your characters are going to discuss other characters, but we can’t be making decisions for anyone’s character’s apart from our own, because that’s godmodding! If you want to refer to something someone else’s character has done, that’s fine, if you want to discuss their character traits or speculate about what they might do, that’s also fine, but it’s important never to RP for anyone else. (My husband got yelled at on Saturday night - in a friendly way of course, for doing exactly this, and I’ve been guilty of it a few times, it can be very annoying).
We’re a disparate group from lots of different time zones. As such some people don’t get the chance to play with each other very often. That doesn’t mean they’re characters are not interacting at all. Feel free, in consultation with the other people of course, to have things happen “off stage” as it were. For something to have happened in the RP it doesn’t have to have a thread. We sometimes like to go back and do flashbacks as well!
Are fun, especially for some of our older characters (Logan I’m looking at you). Just be sure to label them as flashbacks to avoid confusion, and avoid changing the future and disrupting the space time continuum. It’s always hard to clean up the mess.
ANY WAY I hope that answers a few questions and we will return to our scheduled Cracksmashing now.