The Shadow Society (WIP) Update: Ch. Five Will Be Added To The Extended Demo

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#426

@rachelamber Yeah, I’m really happy that all the RO’s are loved :blush: I was kinda worried that one or two were going to get super popular and that no one would care about the rest, so it’s good to see this kind of result~

Thank you so much for the compliment! (and keep the puns coming lmao)

@nulCat Oof, I don’t recommend telling puns to A. They’ll go on and on about your poor taste of humor until your self-esteem is in ruins :sweat_smile:

@grimbutnotalways Haha, Q-tie is perfect though! I think Q would really like a nickname like that, provided they understood what it meant, of course.

@Hearts Gasp, you’re right! It does kinda look like Zuko :hushed: now that I think about it… R kind of has a lot of physical likeness to Zuko; eastern asian features, big burn mark on right side, black hair… I didn’t even think about that when I wrote them, to be honest :roll_eyes:

@Eric_knight Haha, that’s alright! I’m happy you like all three of them :smile:

Aw, thanks for the concern! But a lot of the text is repeated because they are variables, and besides, I have so much fun when writing. It’s pretty much all I want to do in my spare time (though it’s important to take breaks even so, I agree. Which is why I barely wrote anything yesterday and instead went on a Skyrim spree hehe).

@LauraSikdar Oh, thank you so, so much! I’m so happy you like the characters both individually and together :smile: don’t worry, the awkward/flustered along with stubborn/denial and flirty will all be featured options throughout the books!

@CalcuttaCalling That’s a really nice sentiment! Great idea :blush:

Happy birthday, @Crater18! I might be too late, since I don’t know your timezone, but either way I hope that you have/had a wonderful birthday! ^^

@Aleksa100 just like @Orchid mentioned, there is some additional info to the RO’s in the document, height being one of them :slight_smile:


#427

That Extended Demo was quite charming. You certainly caught my interest. I look forward to being able to read more!


#428

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@Kanaya thank you so much! I’m really happy that you like it :smile: more will come, hopefully soon!


#429

Happy birthday to @Crater18 too :slight_smile:

Apparently … many are still undecided which of the RO is the most popular :slight_smile:


#430

Can’t ruin what doesn’t exist :^3c lol


#431

I’m constantly searching for songs which represent an aspect of each character… still nothing good. (Maybe because my musical taste is…lets say quite narrow…)
But one thing I found suprised me. There is a italian, melodic Death Metal Band called Black Therapy with their latest album “In the Embrace of Sorrow, I Smile”. (I know pretty depressing)
What I find interesting is that, in the first 5 song titles I see resemblence to up to 4 members of the group:
Although the first one is pretty weak :smiley:

Summary

1. Tears of Innocence (M: I know its a bit weak, but I see them as the most innocent of the cast and most likely to cry^^. Well thats bad reasoning but…oh well)
2. In the Embrace of Sorrow, I Smile (G: Always happy, always smiling, but it’s probably safe to say that they are faking it to a degree. They seem to had a rough past and (judging from their quote under the aesthetic board) are pretty pessimistic, too. )
3. The Foolishness of Existence (A: Again the quote under the board made me think of them while hearing this song. You know talking about a “senseless world” and “that the universe actually cares [not] about you” )
4. Stabbed (Pass, except one of them is acutally betraying us somewhere down the line. Maybe even M, since they don’t seem too suprised when it’s stated that the MC shall be “used” by the group. You get that info, if you have high “intuition”)
5. She, the Weapon (R or, more likely Q: Don’t know, I just get the vibe that one of them was forced to do something terrible or raised in a way to be later used as a weapon. Just a feeling, though)

Thats it, just thought I’d share… Oh, and I did not link the songs, since I figured most of you would not like that type of music :smiley:
Does anyone else got the same feeling, that I tried to convey regarding the song "She, the “Weapon”?

Anyway, hope I find fitting music, which more of you would enjoy. If you got something, please share :slight_smile:


Speaking of music, I really would want to convince G to install speakers into their cars( and bluetooth connection). I would totally use my position as valuable hostage/asset to decide which music is playing while we drive :smiley:


#432

@Orchid It’s really interesting to read your take on the characters and their various layers :slight_smile: and oh, those song titles are so beautiful~ If you find more music, I’d love to know! (EDIT: The reason I haven’t commented on your song choices is because it would be too spoilery, hehe).

And G would be all for speakers in the car, haha :wink:

On another note, I stopped by to let those who are interested know that the character interview for A is completed! If you want to read the post, you can find it here:

https://carawenfiction.tumblr.com/post/173681477134/character-interview-1-a-dú-valeríc


#433

So I read the interview and I just have one thing to say

a woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood

EDIT: also will Q have one? I’m assuming no seeing their lack of ability to communicate but just thought I’d ask


#434

So speaking of songs… when I had a certain interaction with Q, I immediately thought of this one even though I’m usually playing as a male mc. Then thought about it and maybe it’s more fitting for m.

Plus, I just love Kelly Clarkson.


#435

Q can write down their answers or maybe if they’re just yes/no questions they can nod their head. Hopefully we can understand Q’s writing if they do write their answers, heh…


#436

Well Q can’t write at least not well enough to have an interview as evident from the collective diary they’d probably only be able to answer yes/no questions

However (since we’re talking about Q’s ability to communicate or lack thereof) in the extended demo when you choose the run away option when the MC is experiencing intense pain whoever came to get you back will say your name (if I remember correctly) well except R I think they snort since they’re in a different form. Anyway when Q comes to help you, when you’re in pain it says you hear someone call your name so it seems to imply that Q can talk but just shouldn’t or at the very least doesn’t


#437

On the topic of music I feel Transformation
(specifically the chorus and also I used soundcloud cause I’m on the phone and every time I tried to go to the YouTube site it just opened the app and I couldn’t copy the web address) from the TWEWY sound track is a pretty good song for R seeing the name and R ability to transform and I can just imagine R listening to it


#438

Hahaha… so A is very competitive , and just like i suspect ,takes pride very seriously , but hmmm it also could be A’s weakness at some point, if i am A’s enemy and realise that i am cornered … could i bait A using his/her pride by saying
" No one had ever beaten me in a fair fight, do you fancy yourself to be the first doing it in a one on one without using any power ? " Would A fall for it and grant his/her enemy a fair fight instead ? :slight_smile:


#439

What cracks me up about the whole thing is that Q is just a series of ellipses. 10/10 silence is sometimes the best reply.


#440

Yes but don’t worry, R would take care of them if they are in danger :smile:


#441

But that would meant A lost in a fair fight :sweat: undoubtedly it will crush A’s confident if R needs to intervene :cry:


#442

Is R even the better fighter?

That only works on dumb villains in movies and A seems to smart to fall for that.


#443

No but if A can’t do it alone they have better chance beating the other one together


#444

But it isn’t fun stealing candy from baby :wink: Defeating an opponent one on one also gives us the satisfaction of victory …it is that thrill of knowing you can be the best of the best , which make fighting such a joy :smile:


#445

She would still be the better fighter and win even without her powers. Her world seems more dangerous than ours.