Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Assassins' Circle, Kill Thread 1

Bloodshed...commence!

Here's your bracket:

Any taunts, threats, questions, mercy-begging, trash-talking, sweet-talking, or general side-conversations, do so here. Because you want to be very careful what/when you speak in this thread. Rules here.

Have fun stalking your prey...just be sure to comment on or before 3pm!

134 comments:

Orel said...

hi

Fred's Brim said...

hello, Orel. How are you?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Paul, I got some drinking to do! And I am jonesing for a Faberuben

Greg said...

woof

Paul said...

Are we going together?

Paul said...

Ha ha saved now i am done.

Greg Finley said...

Come on, random commentor! Shield me!

Betsy said...

risking it today

Fred's Brim said...

haha Greg are you an angel?

Paul said...

Greg Finley is now my favorite Finley!

Greg said...

Man, I see this as another zillion comment thread

Greg Finley said...

I was going to comment early hoping that SoSG Orel wasn't paying attention, but seeing how he commented 15 seconds after the post was published ...

Fred's Brim said...

and I am glad I am not a first-round knockout after winning the title last year. I couldn't live being called the Kansas or Syracuse of Assassins Circle

Meaniebreanie said...

Hello Betsy, I'm not as quick on the draw as I should be but I'm gonna get you!

Fred's Brim said...

and has it really been almost a year since the last one? Lordy time sure does fly

Greg said...

true@Fred. time does fly. Now with research: http://everything2.com/user/Professor%20Pi/writeups/Why%20time%20appears%20to%20speed%20up%20with%20age

Greg said...

updated link: http://bit.ly/c99dJu

Fred's Brim said...

*hands the keys to the Assassins Circle bar to Betsy*
looks like you get to open up this time. The glasses should be clean, we're a little short of vermouth, but everything should be good to go

Fred's Brim said...

@Greg - thanks for that! I think I will use this to justify my application for retirement benefits!

Betsy said...

@MB I thought we were buds? hehe...you might get me but i'm not going down without a fight!

@FB you sure youw ant me to open the bar? it might become a massacre like in dusk til dawn sans the Vampires of course.

Meaniebreanie said...

Betsy, buds are not you are my target. I've got you right where I want you!

Fred's Brim said...

@Betsy I think it's up to you when you open it, but if you wait, you might find a lot of thirsty, bloody and angry assassins waiting at the door when you get there :)

Meaniebreanie said...

Ok, novice here. Since Betsy is my target and I commented after her,is that considered a kill?

Betsy said...

See what i get for listening to you FB! a quick stab to the throat...gurgle gurgle

@MB - i think it's a kill, if not yay!

Meaniebreanie said...

Betsy, I really like you. It was nothing personal butmerely a matter of taking care of business.

Jason said...

{pokes head out}

J. Steve said...

My first kill!

J. Steve said...

And now I expect to see Dusto...

Neeebs said...

See how nice I am MeanieBeanie?

J. Steve said...

You're definitely my favorite person right now, Neeebs!

Jason said...

Ah the sweet feeling of death. Off to the bar!

Neeebs said...

@Betsy: The Drink of choice is a double shot of Wild Turkey. Keep the bar open. I'll probably join you tomorrow.

Neeebs said...

@JSteve: You know how long that lasts. Right?

Dusty Baker said...

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On-Theriot Bound said...

@dusty...i'll post as a gesture of goodwill, however...Can i have your watch when you are dead?

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty trivia: I never wear a watch but I am never late.

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys! What's up?

Neeebs said...

@Sax: Get much sleep last night?

Dusto_Magnifico said...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2010/08/matt-kemp-in-search-of-himself-while-again-on-dodgers-bench.html

Is this really necessary?

Josh S. said...

Boom.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

AGONY AGONY AGONY!

QuadSevens said...

Headshot!

Josh S. said...

I knew it.

I'm only mostly dead!

Loney Fan said...

I'm dead for sure, but it's worth it

QuadSevens said...

AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!

Greg said...

sigh, I go away for a bit and of course that's precisely when Sax chimes in. Dammit.

Josh S. said...

I guess Dusto's corpse doesn't work as a shield, huh?

It was a calculated risk. I knew Quad was stalking the thread. (He gave himself away in the side talk thread.) I was just hoping someone would save me.

J. Steve said...

Now THAT was some carnage!

QuadSevens said...

I'm waiting to see if the entire corner gets killed off right now.

J. Steve said...

I have a feeling karina is waiting...

Loney Fan said...

I wish I had one of those alliance thingies I heard so much talk about.

Steve Sax said...

I've got a Darth Vader room guard activated.

Steve Dittmore said...

Damn... it sure is hot today.

Loney Fan said...

Is it safe to come out now?

Dusty Baker said...

Someone have these corpses removed...it's starting to smell in here. *pulls Josh's eyelids down*

Todd Hundley said...

Hundley'd

On-Theriot Bound said...

count it???

Steve Dittmore said...

I feel like I'm watching the end of season 1 of the West Wing with the secret service shouting, "who's been hit?" over and over.

I'm confused as hell as to who's been killed.

rbnlaw said...

Crap. I was out.
Did I kill anyone with that random shot?

Greg Finley said...

I'm with ya, Steve D. I keep scrolling all the way up to the chart and then back down the comments, then I forgot who's already commented, who's hunting whom, etc.

Wicks said...

yous dead?

rbnlaw said...

I think I was just off'd.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I'm a little confused (and dead). The rules are written assuming someone only comments once in the thread. If someone keeps commenting, though, they essentially keep sticking their neck out, right? Or does only the first comment count?

Loney Fan said...

Only your first comment of the day is a live comment. You cannot kill or be killed based on any subsequent comments.

"With the exception of 'The Initiator' (explained below), only the first comment in a given day by a given player is a 'live' comment. All subsequent comments will be factored out of the game (ignored) when I tally up the bloodshed at the end of the day. "

J. Steve said...

It's just the first comment...

Josh, you were offed by Q7.
rbnlaw, you're alive since Finley's been posting all day.

Dusty Baker said...

Nope, Josh...once one comments the first time then they are either killed or someone else comments, thus blocking the kill for that round. Like how I commented a log way back, was shielded, then subsequent comments are safe.

Josh S. said...

See, if I played last year, this would have made more sense. So, Dusty, Hundley, and OTB are all still alive too.

Loney Fan said...

Yes, they are. By my count (and I could definitely be wrong) the following people have been killed:

Betsy
Jason
Dusto Magnifico
Josh S
Quad Sevens

I think that everyone else who has commented is safe.

Paul said...

It is before 3 right?

So latest entrance will have to be by 2:59 blogger time?

Josh S. said...

Betsy's was unclear, but it looks like Meaniebreanie's comment at 9:11 did the trick, since all comments in between were not "live."

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not dead yet. I feel happy!

Steve Dittmore said...

Thanks all for clarifying the process. Watch your back, Paul... I'm coming.

Paul said...

I had FB, but he pointed and said "look a whiskey bar!". Sneaky guy. That's why he is the champ.

Paul said...

Steve,

if you kill me it I will just become more intoxicated. I can hear the Pogues "body of an amercan" blarring from the bar.

Todd Hundley said...

aww :( So I guess Dusty and I live to fight for another day.

Meaniebreanie said...

Incredibly I'm still standing. Either Neeebs is being extremely nice or he's asleep at the wheel.

QuadSevens said...

Posts are good up to and including 3pm. Posts at 3:01pm are too late.

Josh S. said...

Meaniebreanie: Neeebs' only opportunity to kill you was after your comment at 9:11, but Jason's comment at 9:43 saved you.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Josh, yes I realize Jason is my savior. Jason, thank you very much! I was just taunting Neeebs per his earlier reference of being nice. Believe me, he could have easily swooped in to take me out.

rbnlaw said...

Sweet. I celebrate life and take aim at Wicks.

Fred's Brim said...

@rbnlaw - if you post after me, I promise not to kill you

Josh S. said...

HEY! NO FABERUBEN!

...said the dead guy.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh: if you post after me, I promise not to desecrate your grave

MR. F said...

BEN: You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more
powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Jason said...

@MB - Not a problem, I only ask you cover my bar tab when all the killing is done.

rbnlaw said...

As luck would have it, Wicks peeked his head out right after I wasted my shot.

I'll cover you tomorrow, FB.

Loney Fan said...

Someone's about to die in here.

karina said...

Good afternoon,ladies and gents!

Josh S. said...

BRRRAAAAINNNS...

Mr. Customer said...

I'm ALIVE!

*drives off in stolen ice-cream truck, tires squealing*

Neeebs said...

Steve Ditmore@12:02

Did you really say, "watch your back Paul...I'm coming" ???????????

Sons of said...

Just for clarification (this is SoSG Corporate speaking since EK is afraid to come out): either 2:59pm or 3:00pm is ok to comment. 3:01 is too late.

Keven C said...

No guts, no glory.

Spank Raving Mad said...

toma

Keven C said...

*bleeds*

Eric Karros said...

boom

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DIE DIE DIE

Loney Fan said...

OOOOHHHHHH

Josh S. said...

THAT WAS AWESOME.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Eric Karros said...

Dammit!! knocked out 1st round of my own game.

Spank Raving Mad said...

"Retreats from the grassy knoll"

Greg said...

are we continuing to play during the weekend?

karina said...

I can't stop laughing!!!!!!!

Erioc Karros that's what you got for terrorizing people, dear.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time to count the dead.

Eric Karros said...

Nice shot MLASF (lucky). Mr F, meet your new stalker.

karina said...

do you want some venezuelan chocolate, EK?

Josh S. said...

Are we going to have a betting thread for this? 'Cause now I gots to back MLASF.

Eric Karros said...

Greg - kill threads only posted Monday thru Friday.

We're trying to provide a better work-life balance in the assassin industry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What makes you think luck is involved, punk?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Nice going Keven C. You were a cunning lad,Right down to the end

Eric Karros said...

karina, sure, I'll bring some of that chocolate to the afterlife bar.

Be careful of MLASF. He's your new future stalker.

Here's my count of the dead, please verify:
1. Betsy (by Meanie)
2. Jason (by J Steve)
3. Dusto Magnifico (by Josh S)
4. Josh S (by Quad)
5. QuadSevens (by Loney Fan)
6. Keven C (by Spank RM)
7. EK (by MLASF)

Keven C said...

SRM, I figured you were waiting for me. I was hoping there'd be some crossfire in between. Oh well. I blame Kemp.

Meaniebreanie said...

If EK's body count is accurate Spank RM is my new target. SRM take note, I will take great pleasure in thoroughly spanking you before I have to kill you!

Josh S. said...

Last year, I was the first to die (by my own hand). This year, I was fourth to die. At this rate, I should be champ by about 2019.

Mr. Customer said...

I only hope I live long enough to enjoy such treatment.

Josh S. said...

So, he's going to get spanked as he tries to get Orel?

karina said...

what treatment, Mr C?wanna know EVERYTHING you want.

karina said...

@Eric Karros I do not understimate any of my fellow assassins.

Eric Karros said...

For awhile there I was just like Smonk: caught between Mr F and MLASF.

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ MB, I'll take that as a promise not a threat

@ Josh S, I'll buy that for a dollar

karina said...

Sorry, Mr C. I won't spank you, so please tell me what would you want after that?

MR. F said...

WHOO!!! I'm alive! I wasn't going to be around at 3:00 P.M., so I hoped I could go out in style by channeling my inner Obi.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, there goes THAT fantasy.

Dusty Baker said...

Bring out yer dead!

Dusty Baker said...

The first round of AC is a lot like the first two days of March Madness...upsets, buzzer beaters, potential glory tempered by cruel fate...

Dusty Baker said...

At Mt F:

I think your Obi is an outie not an innie.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm getting a little hot and bothered reading some of these comments at the end of the thread. Look what killing does to people!

MR. F said...

Killing kills people!

karina said...

@Dusty I'm blushed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GibbonsMania!

Dusty Baker said...

Is there a way for me to kill mySELF here tonight???

Steve Dittmore said...

@Neebs... Yeah, I realized after I re-read that it was probably not the best use of the English language. I was hoping it would go unnoticed.

Lesson learned :)