@Shawn_Patrick_Reed I already talked about this a little over PM, but I'll elaborate now.
WOAH, that was intense. That choice, oh THAT CHOICE...for a couple of the characters I had to stop playing and pace around my dorm room while I thought about what they would do. As you know, I had thought I had made my decisions on this months ago, but...it was a lot harder than I expected, and a few of the MCs surprised me (yes, characters CAN occasionally surprise their author ).
So 6/10 of my characters are now officially murderers (Adam, Ashley, Chelsea, David, Josh, Mike). Writeups explaining everyone's reasoning for why they did or didn't off Gary are coming. And they are probably the darkest and most angst-ridden (in most cases) things I've ever written.
And what Sean said, and everyone agreed with, about the cult killing people to stop the end of the world...that's either the biggest load of malarkey that I've heard grace Sean's lying lips, or a plot twist that is nothing short of stunning. Me and June shall have to wait and see.
But whether he meant a word of what he said or not, that verbal beatdown Sean gives an MC who says they wouldn't kill anyone to save the world...WOW. When you think about it, the MC probably kind of deserved it...but wow.
And I thought we were friends, April! Then I mention the nightmare/psychic vision I had, and suddenly she wants to burn me alive. I mean, I guess she's freaked out by an MC having a powerful gift who didn't make a kill and for all she knows will turn on everyone at the first opportunity. But seriously? Kill it with fire? Worst friend ever.
And McCready...what a frickin' asshole. Nobody should take that much sadistic pleasure in hurting people.
On the more comical side of things...Jack and McCready stuffing MCs into the trunk of the car was somehow darkly hilarious. Though I think I missed the joke the MC can make about the fuzzy handcuffs. Does anybody get it and care to explain?
You know, my writeups are getting WAY too long to post on the forum, and it's only Chapter 2! I've decided...that I need to get a Tumblr account to provide a link to the past stuff I've written about each character, and just post the update directly on the forum. Because I'm reaching the forum's character limit.
@everyone I do so love getting different perspectives on things like this, so...I have a question for anyone who feels like answering. Killing Gary...was it the right thing to do, or wasn't it? If you were in the MC's situation, would you have killed him? Why? Why not? There's really no single "right" answer here, and I'm not here to debate or pass judgment. I just like to hear everyone's thoughts. It helps me write more realistic characters, and I am incredibly curious about perspectives that are different from mine. So...thoughts?