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941963 No. 941963 ID: 07c9c1

8 people being forced to live in an underground facility, completely cut off from any outside communication. As the days keep going stranger things start appearing in the facility.
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No. 941965 ID: 07c9c1
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No. 941974 ID: 13222c

Yes, just trap the spirit in a human body.
No. 942026 ID: 21f3c9

I suppose we must run some tests in order to find out.
No. 942031 ID: 58c631
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No. 942033 ID: 21f3c9

I can understand the first statement. The second one I’m not so sure. I think if you want to trap a spirit, the first step to their “conditioning” is to break their spirit.
No. 942194 ID: e51896

Perhaps, but if we don't want to break a spirit while trapping it, you'll have to make someone who already is happy in freedom believe they'll be even happier trapped. Perhaps it's possible by getting them trapped into a recreational addiction to something for example. the addicting activity could makes them happy, but it traps their soul into the activity, not wanting to escape into freedom.
No. 942207 ID: 136506

So, why would we want to trap a soul in the first place? What benefits does that accomplish?
No. 942224 ID: 58c631
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No. 942242 ID: 870d01

Red plz
No. 942258 ID: 21f3c9

Either work for me, but I guess I’m partial to white.
No. 942296 ID: e51896

I dunno, I suppose I'll choose red. White looks calm and relaxed. Red looks kind of depressed, so she might need our help more.

Before the story starts, may I ask who you are, what purpose you serve, and perhaps some advice that we should know before we delve in?
No. 942300 ID: 58c631
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No. 942302 ID: e51896

Scarlett, age 26

Maybe Scarlett is too obvious given the jumpsuit's color, but who cares? Still a cool name.
No. 942340 ID: 70bdf6

Name: Millie
Age: 21
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No. 942347 ID: 58c631
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No. 942352 ID: 58c631
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No. 942359 ID: 8b660e

Unsure at the moment. In fact if my guess about what’s happening in the outside world is correct you were saved. Anyway let’s worn your muscles a bit, if your arm is feeling funny let’s start with that.
No. 942367 ID: 8af267

Try to think of the last thing that can be renembered before waking up in here.
No. 942412 ID: e51896

(Millie is a cute name)

Look around at surroundings and assess the situation.

things to consider: the injured arm could of been from a struggle that was forgotten about after getting knock out cold and kidnapped, if that jogs any memories

Also, if there is no memory of wearing a red jumpsuit before, then some sicko just changed the previous clothing that were worn while sleeping.
No. 942435 ID: 58c631
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No. 942446 ID: e51896

Check out the wardrobe
No. 942448 ID: ff14e6

Does your jumpsuit have pockets? If so, check your pockets and see if there's anything inside besides pocket-lint
No. 942481 ID: 58c631
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No. 942516 ID: e51896

an explanation of "some things" is an understatement.

The assumption is that whoever is talking right now is speaking to through the large monitor, Go check the monitor, and whether or not the person is there, try to get an explanation of the meaning of all this from whoever is speaking right now.
No. 942532 ID: 8b660e

No. 942770 ID: 58c631
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No. 942826 ID: e51896

might of been a rookie mistake for Scarlett to announce her profession of detective to Pink. It loses the chance to play dumb acting as a regular citizen turned prisoner, and do some undercover work keeping Pink's defenses lowered as Scarlett investigate. Now that Pink knows Scarlett's profession, Pink will probably be onto any kind of investigative tricks and act accordingly.

Though it's probably understandable, being a detective at a young age of 24, perhaps Scarlett is indeed a rookie?

Something to consider and keep only in mind: Pink doesn't know Scarlett's name, yet Scarlett's wallet is missing which would probably have Scarlett's identity in some way as most wallets have identification. If Scarlett's wallet has some form of identification, perhaps either Scarlett lost her wallet before getting captured, Pink has Scarlett's wallet and is pretending to not know Scarlett's real name or someone else who is working behind the scenes has the wallet instead of Pink, but for some reason hasn't told Pink Scarlett's real name which would be odd if Pink is leading this place... unless Pink isn't the leader? Again, only assumption, so just keep this in mind.

Anyway, pink male or female? I suppose it depends, is it a question of Pink's sex, or Pink's gender? there is a difference between the two (Sex being biological, while gender being how a person, or society identifies one as male or female). I get the vibe that Pink's biological sexual orientation is male (deduction due to Pink not having breasts, don't tell him that though in case he is indeed female), but Pink identifies as female gender, (mainly a transgender, a educated guess thinking this due to wearing pink and purple, not normal for males to wear by choice for the most part)
No. 942898 ID: aa0488

I know how we can at least get an idea. Ask him Pink to
Told hold their hand if their index finger is shorter than their ring finger they are either a more effeminate man or a woman.
No. 942941 ID: 58c631
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No. 942966 ID: 58c631
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No. 943013 ID: e51896
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First, It might be wise to use the second marker to draw a small point on the map indicating where the security camera in this room is, and in the future make more points on the map where other security cameras in other rooms and halls will appear to gain a decent idea of where the cameras are monitoring and deduce some possible blind spots might be if needed. There is a feeling that this camera in this room won't be the only camera.

Also, notice on the map that there seems to be a large area without any doors to the right of the gift room, the right and bottom of the elevator room, below the scale room, above the barred window room, and the left of the hall between the scale and barred window room. It is most likely a giant mass of bricks, dirt or concrete... but who knows, it could also be a secret room. Something to consider the possibility of.

Once the security camera in this room is marked on the map, it is time to explore. Talking to the others is a great idea, though Pink said they are just waking up, and (s)he will be talking to them one by one, so it'll take a little while to actually speak to them. Best to just talk to them once you come across them when exploring. For now, enter the hall, and investigate for other security cameras, or other people in the vicinity.
No. 943095 ID: 8b660e

Sounds like a plan
No. 943149 ID: 58c631
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No. 943295 ID: e51896

Well, if he is panicking, it is important to stay with him so he doesn't suffer alone with his own thoughts, tell him to take deep slow breaths, and attempt to make simple small talk and short sentences to find interests he might have to ease his mind, and ask if the person needs anything from you. but avoid keeping the conversation lengthy as it could be a bit too overwhelming for him.

Do not tell him to calm down or relax, it sounds too demanding and it actually makes the anxiety worse. Also avoid telling him there is nothing to worry about and don't tell him he is acting like a fool overeating.
No. 943317 ID: 8b660e

Take deep breaths big guy, panicking isn’t gonna move things along. Right okay get this name and try to establish a connection with him, who he his, what he does, etc.
No. 943320 ID: 58c631
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No. 943497 ID: e51896

Well, as much as there is great interests in seeing if there is a hidden room or not, Mr. Blue said he was the third person awake, and if the second person who awoke didn't come out of any of the rooms in this hall, the second person could of come out of one of the rooms around the corner where Mr Blue is heading.

And seeing as Mr. Blue is very emotional and unpredictable right now, he might cause some trouble to the second person if the second person is there, and might hurt himself or the other person.

It might be best to quietly peek around the corner so Mr. Blue doesn't see Millie, and make sure Mister Blue doesn't cause any damage to himself or the other prisoner(s) or cause a mass hysteria among the group, which will possibly be very counter productive if happens.
No. 943540 ID: 0ec903

Inspect around the corner to see if someone else is awake.
No. 943542 ID: ced8ae

Best to give blue man some space, he should calm down eventually. Let’s look for more people.
No. 943563 ID: 58c631
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No. 943569 ID: 8b660e

How hungry are you? Maybe see if we can find a kitchen or something?
No. 943611 ID: 58c631
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No. 943620 ID: e51896

Oh, seems that inspecting to see if there is a secret room is off limits at the moment, unless the elevator doors has something. Disappointing but expected.

So it seems the only rooms open is the room the the trees(?) and the fish(?) room. Guess heading towards the general direction of the fish room is recommended while continuing to mark cameras. (This whole operation must have cost a lot of money. Perhaps some very powerful people might be in charge of whatever this kidnapping is)

time to head into the hall then.
No. 943667 ID: 58c631
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No. 943670 ID: ced8ae

Well you could start with “Hello? Are you alright?”
No. 943673 ID: e51896

Support. Keep it short and sweet. You only just met, so bombarding white with a lot of questions would be strange. Besides, there is still some scouting to do.

keep this in mind: perhaps this person was seen on the cruise ship, so that is where that feeling of deja vu is coming from? Logically speaking, magic isn't real, right? so seeing or glancing at him on the ship could have caused dreaming of him. Also, I suppose he decided to just wait by the assembly door for the meeting to start instead of looking around the facility. Lastly, is there no camera in this part of the hall? maybe a blind spot was found?
No. 943722 ID: 58c631
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No. 943773 ID: e51896

tell him your name is Millie, but also tell him to just call you Scarlet. shake his hand, let him know that you came across a man in a blue suit in a panic and it might be best to steer clear of him to give him space until he calms down.

After talking to Garvin, lets get to marking the next hall.
No. 943832 ID: 0f0865

Peek in the next hall before entering in case blue dude is there.
No. 943853 ID: 58c631
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No. 944036 ID: e51896

No. 944053 ID: f1cf1b

I assume the tree is a greenhouse, let’s go take a look.
No. 944079 ID: b151ba
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No. 944099 ID: e51896

Cameras are probably in the bushes or trees. see if one can be found in a bush or a tree

Speaking of trees, are there any decently sized sticks somewhere that can be taken and put into the inventory?

as far as talking to yellow goes, probably the best way to approach him is to sit somewhat relaxed on the bench that is next to him. Assuming he was on the cruise ship too, perhaps make a joking remark like saying 'some vacation, right?' to get a conversation started.
No. 944221 ID: b151ba
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No. 944380 ID: e51896

I think it is about time to get up off the bench and start heading towards Pink's assembly. We are not going with Rivrik

I think to conclude, we should let Rivrik know his plan is a good idea, but warn that according to one of the other prisoners, they used the elevator to try to escape, but found we are stuck in more ways than one, and there's some thoughts that with a situation this complex, this isn't just a one person operation and Pink probably isn't the only one running this show.
No. 944511 ID: b151ba
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No. 944724 ID: e51896

Whisper to Garvin and ask if he wants to talk. if he agrees, whisper to him about the park how initial investigation first time around no cameras were spotted, and a prisoner in yellow was spotted and might be a friend.

Show him your map if you want to show him the layout of the park, but make sure the map isn't facing the camera in this hall.
No. 944919 ID: ead869

Agreed, talk to Garvin.
Also, give a wave to green to see how she responds.
No. 945221 ID: f7ff14
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No. 945573 ID: e51896

so there are half of the prisoners here. That means there are 8 prisoners, not 12 like the map made it out to be. So that means there are either 4 vacant rooms for possible future prisoners, or the 4 extra rooms are occupied by people who are not prisoners and working with Pink. Since one of those mysterious rooms is next to your red room, it might be best not to say anything suspicious in your room in case someone who might be working for Pink might hear in the cyan room

hmm, don't say anything. it might be good to keep silent as much as possible to see if someone else in the audience says anything. That way, if we plan on escaping in the future, we will know who might try to snitch on us to Pink. If Pink urges you for answers, suggest to Pink to check the surveillance footage. If Pink presses for more answers after, say that you last saw yellow in the park, but you're not sure where he is now, he could be anywhere. This statement is technically true. we don't need to tell Pink Yellow is trying to find a way to escape.
No. 945617 ID: f7ff14
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No. 945753 ID: e51896

Consider that the cameras all over the place will make it difficult to lie to Pink.

With that in mind, mention that yellow was last seen chilling at the park area. Trying to convince him to come to the meeting without souring your first impressions with him had proved unsuccessful, so in the end you had to head to the assembly stage without him as time was running out. Other than that, nobody else was found.
No. 945857 ID: f7ff14
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No. 946078 ID: e51896

hmm, lets be the second or third person to ask a question. Being the first to ask a question might make Pink think we are someone who takes initiative and leadership, which could be troublesome if we want to be discreet in any plans on escaping in the future. Asking first and showing initiative early on might make us someone Pink would keep a close eye on because of that.

I'm interested in knowing how Pink invaded the cruise ship and got everyone here, but like Pink said, you can learn a lot about a person by the questions and answers they give. Might be best to not ask direct questions like those as to not have Pink know too much about ourself. best to keep our cards hidden early on. It is most likely a question I feel that someone else in this assembly might bring up anyway.

Instead, With all the high-tech robots, knockout gas, weird rooms and cameras, perhaps ask how much money Pink put into this whole project.
No. 946129 ID: f7ff14
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No. 946524 ID: c58093

Keep this only in mind, When pink talked about being a nobody but also being part of the elite rich and powerful, yet being dissapointed with the system, did Pink's facial expression seemed to break from that cheerful poker face Pink was giving just a little? Something in Pink's past must be effecting him/her in some way when Pink was talking about it. Maybe Pink used to be a servant, fighter, and/or slave to the rich and powerful if he/she said they were a nobody despite being in that group? Whatever it may be, perhaps Pink's past being part of that elite rich and powerful is something worth investigating if it is effecting Pink in some way. That knowledge may help us through what Pink's facility may throw at us or if we plan on escaping in the future.  

Well, well. A morale choice, guess being neutral is out of the question if Pink only accepts yes or no. But nothing a detective cant handle, undercover officers sometimes need to make difficult morale choices from time to time  

say "no" to getting an advantage and let the late people off with a warning, if only to help yellow out of trouble and maintain some trust with him.  
This time, do not be the last person to give an answer, as being last might not give us the chance to inspire others to take your choice.  
Also try not to be first. Answering "no" immediately might raise any suspicion Pink may have on us planning an escape with yellow, especially after Pink knows we met up with Yellow in the park.  

That said, try aiming to be the second person to answer "no" and let them off with a warning, since it is only the first day here.
No. 946605 ID: f7ff14
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No. 946811 ID: e51896

Wake a sleepyhead up, and get to learn about someone.

so as far as I can tell, the prisoners who are asleep is orange, brown, yellow (Rivrik) and whatever color the 4th one is(either black, cyan, purple, dark green, or tan, most likely black based off of how the occupied rooms are arranged on the map is)

we got a basic to tiny idea of who the late prisoners are except for that 8th prisoner, orange is the scared one who didn't leave her room, Brown was the sleepy one, Rivrik is the one looking for an escape, and Black(?) is unkown

If it was our choice, we'd probably have the prisoners who are awake try to awaken the sleeping prisoners based off of personality or feelings. Like having Green wake up Orange (since Green said she was worried of Orange's well-being so maybe she can calm her) Blue wake up Brown (Brown's laziness seems to be an opposite to Blue's anxiety, so perhaps they can fix each other's faults if they get to know each other), White (Garvin) can wake up Yellow (Rivrik) (Both seem to be not interested in playing this game so it might be best for those two to get to know each other) leaving us we Black (so we can learn more about them).

We can try suggesting who to wake up who to the other inmates (don't say why though), but lets not get our hopes up if it doesn't work out that way. We're all strangers after all.

Whatever the case, whether we suggest the idea or not, lets call dibs on waking up Black(?) (so we can see what kind of person they are)
No. 947430 ID: f7ff14
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No. 947581 ID: e51896

It feels somewhat like some kind of strange social science experiment studying a person's behavior when they are imprisoned in an unspecified location cut out from the outside world with complete strangers, but given the necessities and entertainment in attempt to make people feel they're living a normal life despite being trapped, maybe to see whether a person would desire to be free or desire to stay, with a point system to keep us motivated to participate or something.

either that, or some kind of apocalypse happened and we ended up in a strange fallout shelter.
No. 947613 ID: f7ff14
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No. 947862 ID: e51896

We'll have to accept the truth. believing this is a lie is only going to cause problems down the road. left hand.
No. 947943 ID: f7ff14
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No. 948209 ID: e51896

Government, and/or jobs.
No. 948313 ID: f7ff14
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No. 948404 ID: e51896

So this will probably be a challenge to get through 60 days without gaining Stockholm Syndrome and fall in love with the place enough to not want to leave afterwards. What will also be a challenge is how the strangers will act in this facility over the course of the time here. This was a failed experiment previously after all according to Pink.

Wonder if at some point it is possible to go out and inspect that old burned out house, and then come back to the facility without getting too cold in the future.

I think to break the silence, it might be best to change the subject. Ask about how with the amount of rooms for the people here on the map, it was expected that there would be 12 people here (13 counting Pink) not 8 (9) as seen in this assembly. What is up with that? Will more people arrive?
No. 948533 ID: f7ff14
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No. 948719 ID: e51896

The place where Scarlett suspects a secret room might be at, is around the area with the elevator, gift shop, law scale and barred windows icons is at, which is suspected to be a law or court room and a prison for misbehaved prisoners... (who are already prisoners in this weird experiment?) >>943149

If people's jobs are related to the places on the map such as someone good at cooking being assigned to the kitchen or someone skilled at health being sent to the first aid room, and if Scarlett wants to inspect for a secret room near the law and prison rooms, then the answer in some way should reflect that Scarlett's occupation is related to law, which is technically true given the occupation of detective before getting stuck here. Besides, Scarlett already told Pink that she was a detective when they first met.

Scarlett's answer should be that before being caught and sent here to this facility, she worked to help enforce the law as an officer, and as such, she has extensive knowledge of the laws that governs civilization, due process, and the judicial system.

don't get hopes up though. the jobs that are assigned might not even be any of the jobs on the map, but could be assigned to somewhere where those doors that seemingly lead to nowhere is at (the door leading north of the bedrooms, and the door across the gift shop)
No. 948747 ID: f7ff14
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No. 948834 ID: e51896

(>>948533 note to self: try not to use your points at the rewards corner. The rewards corner could be a system in place to condition people to want to stay here after the two months have passed. Sure they might have things that seem fun, or helpful, but lets try to stay above that, and focus on trying to get back to the outside world)


what about the white marked location, more specifically, the room with what looks like a microphone south of the map?

and what about the two doors that doesn't seem to lead to any rooms on the map across the gift location and in the hall north of where our rooms are at?

(I'm also wondering if we should ask Garvin if he had hobbies, or attended any sort of clubs or activities when he was in school to help him get a job and not get stuck with something terrible, but it would be weird to just bring that up in the middle of the robots' presentation. Maybe later?)
No. 948889 ID: f7ff14
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No. 952049 ID: e51896

the enforcer job is what is ideal to get, not because it relates to our job as a detective, but if we are investigating this facility, we'll need that room open, especially if it is assumed there may be a secret room there also considering if the jobs not taken won't open more rooms. But to get the enforcer job, one person will need to be a lawmaker, which Green is trying not to encourage, ironic since she seems the most capable of being a leader here out of everyone in the room. Though with only 9 jobs and 8 people here, doing the math, the job of lawmaker will get filled whether we want it or not. We might have to convince green otherwise.

Mention that: considering that there are eight of us here, and nine jobs listed, it is guaranteed that at one of us will have to be a lawmaker like it or not, and if that is the case, we'll want someone with a good head on their shoulder. And considering she cared about our well-beings, and has the most points here, and is a go-getter taking points from Pink when they offered some, you nominate Izzy (green) as lawmaker, that is, if she considers taking up on that offer.

If she refuses, apologize for putting her on the spot, but tell her that the best kind of leaders or lawmakers are the ones that don't ask for the jobs as they are the least corruptible and don't overestimate themselves as much.

whatever the case, whoever chooses lawmaker, let's also call dibs on being law enforcer once a lawmaker have been chosen.
No. 952085 ID: f7ff14
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No. 954071 ID: 978ff6

Good lord, the psychology of this situation is a mess. All of this feels like busywork to distract you from the real purpose of this social experiment, but it's probably still totally important.

Question: is it possible for one person to have two roles? Maybe we should volunteer for the lawmaker role, if so.

Also, since Pink at least seems to want to pretend to be reasonable, you should ask if we'll be compensated for our time, should we choose to leave at the end of this 60-day stint. Will we be transported back to a more hospitable climate? Also, Pink mentioned a coma earlier--have we been unconscious for a year? How does Pink intend to build a functioning society without first securing our consent to live in it? How does Pink expect us to leave behind our outrage and homesickness?
No. 954082 ID: f7ff14
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No. 954361 ID: 978ff6

Well, I mean, if someone else is enforcing the laws, then that does room to push back if there's unfairness. Besides, there are too few of us here for us to make it without trusting each other. I'd say that in the next couple seconds, then raise your hand and vote for him.
No. 954395 ID: e51896

Just vote him in. If we want others to leave after the 60 days and not get used to this place, it'll probably be best to vote an asshole into position to make people not want to stay here after the 60s days here are up.

but maybe quickly suggest to the others before time runs out to shut their eyes while voting people into different jobs. It seems to be the polite thing to do to not see who other people are voting for.
No. 954404 ID: ddc962

Fuck it, vote for him.
No. 954410 ID: f7ff14
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No. 954884 ID: 978ff6

We really have no information to work with here. We could play it safe and delay, but that runs the risk of us being locked out from ever getting the library, and I honestly can't think of any way of gathering the information I'd want from Green to know whether or not she's a good choice.

This whole exercise is a shitshow.

Vote yes.
No. 954916 ID: e51896

vote her in. Maybe also quickly apologize for putting her on the spot and trying to convince her to be in a job position of Lawmaker that she didn't want.
No. 954964 ID: f7ff14
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No. 955057 ID: 978ff6

Definite yes on blue as doctor. If he has the skills, he has the skills. I don't think anyone else does.
No. 955069 ID: d63ea8

I agree, he is the most qualified of everyone who is here.

There a couple questions we can ask:
First, does everyone need to select a job right now, or can they be nominated for a position at a later point.
(This means that Rivrik, and possibly Garvin could hold off for now until we have a better idea of what situation we are in, and which rooms we might need opened.)

Second, what happens when a Lawmaker is appointed but not a Law Enforcer?
(Depending on the answer it might be advantageous for us to not nominate ourselves for Law Enforcer. If Vivlly cooks up a couple of corrupt laws but can do anything more than give a slap on the wrist then it might act as a way to limit his power. If we become the Law Enforcer, then we will likely have to answer to him, irregardless of whether or not we agree with his new rules. It might be better to stay as a free agent.)

I would say that we can probably wait for some other people to select there roles first. Eidenly will most likely go for the Artist job, Rivrik wouldn't want to be under anyone's thumb so he won't go for the Law Enforcer.

That only leaves Garvin and Sioko as wild-cards.

Sioko is rather distraught right now and might be pushed into the role of Law Enforcer as a puppet, so we would have to convince her that the job wouldn't be in her best interest.

As for Garvin... We don't know him very well, so there's not much we can try to anticipate.

That stun glove would be useful, but there may be more value in weighing our options for now.
No. 955070 ID: e51896

Lets see, if we want the law enforcement job, we'll need to win some people over. That said, voting blue in as doctor thus would be recommended to get his vote, but I want to hear what other people think by asking blue some questions to spark a conversation with the others and get their thoughts

that said, lets say and ask to blue: "wow, you were a doctor, and then a chef? both jobs take many years of training. I admire your hard work.
Can you tell us a little about that unfortunate incident as to how you got robbed of your doctor's degree?"

Something like that. A little bit of flattery before asking a question, plus it does not sound like we are accusing him of anything, just showing sympathy for losing his license. This should also get other people talking or asking questions.
No. 955093 ID: f7ff14
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No. 955114 ID: d63ea8

I imagine that you can relate to having a client who demanded the impossible in your line of work. Boliston seems sincere (enough), I'd vote yes.

But the new information that we have, namely that we can later change jobs, is quite substantive. Nominating ourselves as the Law Enforcer might be the safest option at this point. We'll be able to check the room for any hidden switches/doors and have to ability to minimize Vivlly's power if he decides to go full tyrant.

We should try to secure the Law Enforcer position after this vote.
No. 955126 ID: fe950b

You know what? I change my vote to No. let's vote no to letting him be a doctor. As an investigator of the law back home, even with his sad story, we cant let him be a doctor as that is illegal. Letting him become a doctor here would just mean we are allowing this place to let go of our original home's ideals and make everyone want to stay here. 

Plus it isnt enough to just vote people in to the jobs they want in order to get their approval, we need to show you are a competent law enforcer by following the law back home and not let him practice medicine without his license here either, even in this prison. 

Yes it is harsh, but under the law back home, it is fair.
No. 955139 ID: d63ea8

That's true, we don't want to adapt too quickly to this new system since Pink might have something up their sleeve.

But there is a fair amount of social risk to voting against Boliston; and if we are going to focus on upholding the laws of our original home in this situation then we can't make any exceptions on any future ones.

Unfortunately, Boliston strikes me as the kind of person who would hold this as a grudge against us, and would probably be uncooperative in any future ideas we have.

Right now we need to avoid making any enemies. My vote is still yes, but I would also recommend the option of 'not voting' as well. Vivlly is probably going to vote no on his own, so this problem might solve itself without our involvement.
No. 955387 ID: e51896

If it is alright, want to add a couple more arguments as to why I voted no

I remember when we first met Boliston (blue), he was running around the halls in a fit of panic and wouldn't listen to Scarlet >>943149 >>943320, and he even admitted that he was acting hostile towards others that he came across >>946605 . Usually, I would think that doctors would keep a calm demeanor in very stressful situations, especially when dealing with life or death. It is making me wonder if he is telling the full story and maybe left out some important parts of it like maybe he went into a panic attack after the patient's father was yelling at him to fix his son and it made him unable concentrate properly during the surgery instead of staying focused like a doctor should. I believe his story, but I don't think he is telling us everything that really happened that played a part in getting his license taken. I'm wondering maybe it isn't wise having him treat our wounds if he will go in a panic and make things worse for his patients especially with how unpredictable this place is that could set him off. Perhaps maybe having the robots treat our wounds would be a safer option, or maybe just try not to hurt ourselves in during our stay in the first place.

Also, he seems a bit selfish for a doctor. I would think they would need to show a bit more compassion towards others, not show hostility. He was even asking to get an advantage over other people when Pink offered it, and he complained when he had less points than Zizzy (green) >>946605 . I would think a doctor should be a selfless person who puts his patients first and not take advantage of them, not put himself first.

Also, I know he will hate us for voting no, but I have a feeling that some of the other prisoners may vote no on him for those reasons, and if we vote yes on him, and then try to get the position of Law Enforcer after, the others will take notice that we voted in a doctor who had his license taken thus showing we were not enforcing the law. We need to show that we are not corrupt.
No. 955391 ID: d63ea8

Alright, that's some really sound insight. I will change my vote to 'no' then.
No. 955529 ID: f7ff14
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No. 955558 ID: cf7fff

Be brave and Try getting the law enforcer position dauntlessly. It'll be difficult at this point considering we voted in the asshole brown as lawmaker and not voting in blue as doctor, but we will have the chance to explain ourselves when people ask questions like why we voted the way we did.

Dont ever give up.
No. 955595 ID: d63ea8

It was a risk we took and it didn't pay out.
Regardless, this situation proves that the group needs someone who reads between the lines. With any luck we can convince a few people to vote on our side if we explain our reasoning.
No. 955692 ID: f7ff14
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No. 955716 ID: d63ea8

Rivrik is correct, and we aren't really being clear with our motives. The main reason why we want that position is primarily to check around for that possible secret room. Revealing that of course would show our hand to Pink. We aren't in the best position right now to secure the votes for Law Enforcer, and so long as we aren't too suspicious, that secret room shouldn't be going anywhere.

I'd say that we drop the issue for now and work on gaining the trust of enough people here to secure the vote. Seeing as we'll have a chance every morning to get the position, the only complications would be ones that Pink might introduce.
No. 955983 ID: e51896

To start our arguments to be a law enforcer, we're going to first need to establish a foothold. That said, let's not play all our cards just yet. For example We do not need to talk about why we voted no on Boliston being a doctor until someone brings it up. That will be possible ammunition for later. For now, we'll just focus on starting with our reasoning as to why we need a law enforcer in the first place, and just a couple of small points for now as to why we qualify. Then, we will ask if anyone has any further questions or concerns that we can address and try to add in more points as to why we qualify as law enforcer in our answers.

so, lets say something like this:

"Being a law enforcer isn't just about being a jailer, it is about keeping the peace within a community. We are all strangers secluded in an unknown scary place of uncertainty far from home, which may cause anxiety and unrest within us and could lead to oneself to lose our morals and act in fear or panic causing pain to others and even self-harm. a law enforcer is what we need to keep order, motivate others, keep our good morality within us, and negate the chaos."

"And if someone is to be a law enforcer, it needs to be someone who will not take advantage of others and can motivate people to be their best selves in uncertain times and terrifying situations."

"For example, when Garvin Boliston, Zizzy, and I arrived on time while the other members were late, Pink asked if we wanted an advantage over Eidenly, Rivrik, Sioko, and Vivlly. I felt it really wrong to take advantage of others, so I refused the points that Pink was offering me as I do not feel comfortable in being a person who takes advantage of others who are in a moment of weakness, no matter how tempting it could have been."

"And also, when the late participants arrived here unconscious, I was the one who stepped up to motivate Garvin, Boliston, and Zizzy to help me wake Eidenly, Rivrik, Sioko, and Vivlly up to make sure they are safe and healthy."

"If you need proof of my actions, Garvin, Boliston, and Zizzy are witnesses that can attest to my statements."

"If there are any questions or concerns, please don't be afraid to ask and I will answer them before the voting begins"
No. 955991 ID: f7ff14
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No. 956254 ID: e51896

While it is a distraction, We did form a friendly connection with Garvin earlier, so we might as well help him out with this. Plus, it'll open more rooms to investigate for clues on this place if anything since this facility was used once before.

vote him in.
No. 956286 ID: d63ea8

Again, well said.
Agreed. There isn't really a reason to keep him away from the position and some of the others (Sioko) could do with some cheering up.
No. 956310 ID: acea35

Im game for some games

Vote yes
No. 956349 ID: 2bd15b
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No. 956354 ID: d63ea8

Vote yes. If Eidenly receives the position that means we can monitor her on a regular basis and have a general idea of where she would be most of the day. Denying her this position would only have her practice in secret and alienate her from the rest of the group.

We have a number of skeptics in this group (ourselves probably included), so I don't believe there is much of a chance that a "cult" forms.

Seeing as the countdown is already starting there is not much we can say on the matter.
No. 956420 ID: e51896

I'm thinking about either just not participating in voting in this and let this sort itself out, or just vote yes. I'm leaning towards not getting involved, although >>956354 makes some good points as to the yes vote.
Technically, I guess cults are not illegal, just depends on what actions they perform. But still, having her and her beliefs be part of some dangerous incidents might have problems and risks. I guess if Eidenly does cause problems, Millie will be responsible to prevent her from doing any illegal actions as a law enforcer.
What does Millie know about this Grandle and Maria religion and the incidents that the religion were involved in?
No. 956435 ID: 2bd15b
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No. 956444 ID: d63ea8

Yikes, that's a bit of a shocker.
But as you just said that was the actions of an extremist. As it stands, Eidenly hasn't shown such tendencies and any actions taken against her at his point would just be discrimination.

Seeing as we've made a commitment to uphold the laws of the old world, we can't in good conscience bar her from this position.

What worries me is that Pink might try to either force a discussion on this issue or create a problem centered around it, and could lead to some degree of factionalism within the group.

I'd say that if we are to make an argument, it would have to be along the lines of:

"We're all in the same situation here. We've been taken from the lives we knew and thrust into this alien environment with hardly any explanation. Right now we need grab onto what's familiar, and navigate this place together, as a team. Eidenly should be allowed to express herself in a way that make her comfortable, similar to how Zizzy and Garvin were."

The exact wording could do with some ironing out, but I think the argument is sound.
No. 956618 ID: 48ab9c

Yeesh, I can't help but get a mental image of her using her own blood as paint to make to make her artwork. But at least she is requesting to be an artist instead of a psychologist. I cant imagine what she'd put in people's heads if she became a psychologist. Maybe we should vote her as an artist so that she doesnt get automatically assigned as psychologist later just on case...
No. 956628 ID: e51896

I'm still leaning towards not voting at all and let this sort itself out, but if we are voting yes, I wouldn't argue as to why we are voting yes unless we were asked as to why we voted yes.
No. 956642 ID: d63ea8

That's a fair point too. We can hold off on the argument then.
No. 956644 ID: 2bd15b
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No. 956646 ID: 2bd15b

Sorry I already posted before I saw your reply
No. 956648 ID: d63ea8

No problem.

But as for this, I'm at a bit of a loss. Psychologist could end up being a very taxing position, and I'm unsure if Sioko would be able to maintain that role.

Admittedly, freaking out and having a bit of a breakdown after learning that your family might be dead seems like it would not only be a reasonable response, but the correct one. If she had not emoted at all I would be worried, but that isn't the case here.

On the other hand I am worried about what might happen to Sioko if she was denied this position. Since she would be the only person to be rejected from a position, it might take a toll on her.

But in terms of qualifications, she would be the best candidate here. Namely that she is from a profession that emphasizes communication and interpersonal skills.

More importantly, see seems like the kind of person who wants to care for others, and that can be very valuable in a group like this.

My initial decision would be to abstain from this vote. But I want to hear what the others might think before committing to that decision.
No. 956676 ID: 2bd15b

Also if you are interested there is a discussion thread that I created about this thread. So if you have some questions you can talk there with me.

No. 956714 ID: e51896

Well, I have two different ideas we could approach that came to mind

The first idea is to help Sioko convince others to let her become a psychiatrist by asking a question which relates her job as a school teacher to a psychiatrist. She mentioned that as a kindergarten teacher, she gave her students attention even when their own family didn’t, and that others described her as caring motherly figure, which means she at least has ideas about how to deal with students who've been a little mentally traumatized by their parents.
If we go the route of getting Sioko as a psychiatrist, we should ask her something like: "you mention earlier you're a kindergarten teacher which others described as a caring motherly figure for her students, and mentioned that you gave your students attention when their own families wouldn't. That must imply they must have dealt with some mental trauma from not receiving their parents' attention at such a young age. May I ask how do you go about helping your students overcome their mental trauma from not receiving the attention they needed from their parents? Can you name an example of how you helped a student heal through their mental issues from not recieving their parents' love?

The second idea I have might be a long shot, but maybe we could try to convince Rivrik to throw his hat into the ring and campaign against Sioko for the title of psychiatrist. I say long shot because he has shown no interest in being a part of Pink's mental conditioning and see's all the tricks Pink is pulling and is showing the least amount of participation, but I feel that because he is trying not to fall for Pink's mental traps is exactly why he needs to be a psychiatrist. We might need him to become a psychiatrist so that he can make sure people do not fall totally into Pink's conditioning, and keep everyone's mind straight so that everyone doesn't go full Stockholm syndrome up in this. But it is also a long shot because I'm not sure if he would even listen to us after we became a law enforcer against his wishes (he voted no against us)
If we go this route, I would whisper to Rivrik "I know you might not want to hear this, but what do you think about campaigning against Sioko and become a psychiatrist yourself? I only ask because out of everyone here, you are the most strong willed person among us not falling into Pink's mental conditioning, and I feel that we'll all need your strong willed mind to keep us from falling into Pink's conditioning, and the best way to do so might be to act as a psychiatrist in order to keep us from getting too used to being here and get Stockholm syndrome or something."

Those are my two ideas. While trying to convince Rivrik to campaign for psychiatrist might be good for the long run, I admittedly am not too confident on the second idea working due factors working against that idea. The first idea I think is a safer option, unless someone has another idea of what we can do or say before the voting.
No. 956753 ID: d63ea8

There is a lot merit to idea #2, Rivrik would have a vested interest in making sure that he and (possibly) the others aren't brainwashed. But I'm worried that he will think that us suggesting it might be a tactic to condition him anyways.

Maybe we can try both of these ideas. Let's question Sioko about any past examples and (quietly) pose the idea to Rivrik. If he agrees I imagine we can then convince Sioko that she can look out for for the other on a day to day basis (perhaps in a informal role the we design ourselves as a group) while Rivrik can ensure we're all one step ahead of Pink.
No. 956762 ID: f4f475

I think i like the first idea personally
No. 956769 ID: 47d74b

Well actually if she was a teacher that might actually be a really good position for her.

Speaking from experience teaching actually requires you to know your student well enough and understand their home life well enough to do what we ask of them. Classroom management plays a huge part of it, and if she worked at all with the school counselors, which teachers often do, that would only give her more insight in the position. My understanding is also many people become teachers and psychiatrists out of a desire to help others specifically because they might have trouble understanding themselves, and by helping others it helps them out by proxy.

As for Rivrik taking up the position of psychiatrist, I'm not so sure. I guess it would depend what kind of burglar he was. Would he try to charm the people to get into their homes would it be the classic breaking and entering. We can at least ask him if that's a position he would want.

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