Spectator Thread can i use words here? please tell me i can

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  1. Pedro

    Pedro The Last Airbender is actually a great movie
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    Phones were the bane of so many people, me included, in here :alpha:
     
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    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    I was happy to have the fastest phone CPU :laughing:

    Era is pretty rough on phones to begin with
     
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    heymonkey yesssss my guinea pigs

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    GET IT, FANTO
     
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    heymonkey yesssss my guinea pigs

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    I BELIEVE IN YOU
     
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    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    We in lylo already, nice
     
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    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    No more suffering
     
  7. Pedro

    Pedro The Last Airbender is actually a great movie
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    im on turbo watch here
     
  8. Ty4on

    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    Turbo planning with gifs must be fun lol
     
  9. Ty4on

    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    I see Saw, Retro, Fanto, Z-Beat, oh we missing Capt :laughing:
     
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    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    Would be weirdly fitting if Verelios got prematurely turbo’d for complaining about a premature turbo
     
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    heymonkey yesssss my guinea pigs

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    Don’t kill Verelios!
     
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  12. Pedro

    Pedro The Last Airbender is actually a great movie
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    i'm too lazy to find, but picture that gif with Peele sweating a lot
     
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    Boards are (or at least should) be open now. As a reminder - DO NOT DISCUSS THE ONGOING ONUW XV.2 IN HERE.

    Thanks!
     
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    heymonkey yesssss my guinea pigs

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    w e l p

    down with mafia

    boooo
     
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  15. Fantomas

    Fantomas Confirmed Town

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    Hi! Just got caught up, so big post, with TEXT!!!! I'm free from images!!
    I legit thought that Ty and Mao were Masons overnight when I saw that post from Ty that I quoted, and then I was just super pumped when I saw that he flipped Mason and couldn't help but try to see if I was right lol.
    Wait, SHE CLAIMED!?!?!
    I mean, for me I guess it's about trying to express my thoughts as easily as possible using only gifs/images. There were a lot of times where I was struggling to think of how to convey a certain thought or a certain read on someone, and I think that challenge is what makes Gif Mafia actually more fun for me than a normal game. I'm definitely "fighting against the format" but that's kind of the point to me I suppose.
    This is also something I like, because honestly even though I do it a lot in normal games, I hate doing ISOs and painstakingly rereading posts and days, I like going with my gut and just "in the moment" reads.

    I also think Gif is a lot more based on reading votes at the end of the day, which is something I need to get better at personally anyways, and today when I came in with my correct read list at the start of the day, that was all based on votes alone, so I feel good about that.
    Yeah I'm not going to lie, during D1 and D2, even though some of it might be able to be chalked up to "Monkey and Fanto in the same game" I did start thinking like, yeah, if there were less people, there would be a lot less posts being made here which is really more comfortable for everyone involved I think. The first games felt pretty good at 9 players, I think keep it at or around that as a maximum is probably for the best if you run another one. It sucks since it does seem to be pretty popular so not as many people can play, but I think it's for the best for everyone like you said.

    Agreed about the rules as well. I would also maybe suggest players to use an addon that auto-uploads to imgur as well since I used one of those for this game and it helped me out a ton.
    God, I wish they would have killed me, that end game was rough. I'm sorry I couldn't do it, I was trying really hard after you died, but I didn't have my best defense force for when people thought I was Scum anymore, which is your sick Town reads on me. :(
     
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    heymonkey yesssss my guinea pigs

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    It happens!

    I doubted you at first but when you came screaming in with that prepared post, then I knew you were locked in as town. You can fake a pretyped but you were EXCITED and INVESTED and I haven't seen you fake that (yet).
     
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    having read the mason chat before this one when I got to that I just shook my head and laughed.

    gonna tuck this little bit of info into my 'use when scum again' folder
     
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    Making a big pretyped post with only gifs was a fun challenge haha. I was asking Pedro a bunch of questions overnight about how far I could go with custom images because I wanted to try condensing it as much as possible lol.
     
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    lokiduck aw yiss mothafuckin breadcrumbs

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    She sure did!

    First hint I saw that she was Ty's partner was this:
    In response to his death.

    Then this:

    I may be wrong, but if I'm right, it was the only actual hint i picked up on besides all the vanilla claims. XD
     
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    [​IMG]

    Well done lol. I found a false breadcrumb, but you found the correct ones lol.
     
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    lokiduck aw yiss mothafuckin breadcrumbs

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    :o I'm guess I'm better at finding breadcrumbs than I thought. At least my tag on here is justified now XD
     
  22. cabot

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    I still don't understand why Nuevo survived this game.


    Like the times he was under pressure all he did was flail around. It hurts.
     
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  23. Ty4on

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    Mafia are gonna protect him so you gotta work hard. Low hanging fruit are called that for a reason.
     
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    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    Looked through the browsing history on my desktop and sure enough the final post I made D1 about going after Retro tomorrow was the only post I made on a computer :D
     
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    Yeah, the first was the hint and the second was full claim.
     
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    heymonkey yesssss my guinea pigs

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    I will say I think d2 was the worst day of mafia I've had in a very long time and I'm going to put myself in the corner and think about my life and my choices.
     
  27. RetroMG

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    OK, ya'll, I have many things to say.

    I WANTED to scumread Monkey, because I wanted to try to push her out early, but I was already going to be scumreading Neeks as a part of a sort of reverse-busing strategy, (throwing shade at her so she'd look more townie if/when I died,) and going after Sawneeks AND Monkey felt suicidal.

    Hey real talk, Pedro, what do I get for being the only person you didn't have to yell at this game?

    So when Pedro invited me to the game, I wasn't going to join, but the verbage he used was, "Come post gifs and play around," and I thought, "Oh, yeah, that's cool, he's not expecting me to take this really seriously, I can go post some stupid gifs and probably die pointlessly and it will be a fun little diversion." I was gonna post gifs from r/gifrecipes with every vote. I was basically gonna be Blargonaut.
    But then I rolled scum. And it's kind of a dick move to not take the game seriously when you're town, but it's a super dick move to do it when you're scum. That's ruining the game for everyone. So I decided to play seriously.

    I WANTED to do something like this, but I was going to rotate, and I was going to try to use gifs from things that I don't think a lot of people around here have watched. (Which was mostly going to be little kid shows from Netflix.) I was going to sprinkle in Alton Brown gifs, because it's me. But as I got invested in the game, I wound up just constantly googling the exact text of what I was trying to say and looking for any image that matched it.

    It was and it wasn't. The first time, I was actually trying to give a kind of inspiring town speech. "Don't panic, we've still got a lot of work to do."
    The second time, I was trying to say, "Now I have to ignore the thread for a while because I'm at work and my boss is going to get mad if I don't at least look like I'm working."
    Then I saw something I HAD to respond to, (don't remember what,) and then I was trying to say, "OK, now REALLY, I HAVE TO GO WORK NOW."
    Then I got called on it, (By you?) and I wanted to respond, but I thought, "no, it's time to stop."

    I appreciate this, because honestly, "fumbly town" was exactly what I was trying to convey. Kind of dumb but very earnest.

    I was awake but I honestly completely missed that it was Turbo. TinyMG woke me up and I was looking at the thread for a second and thought, "Geno self-voted? Weird. Should I comment on it? No, it's 3am. Go back to bed."
    Then I woke up the next morning and thought, "Wait, that was day end? What?"
     
  28. RetroMG

    RetroMG Bergentrukung
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    Also, I laughed really hard when I saw the scum team. I come back after years away from playing and Pedro puts me on a team with two of my best Mafia friends? Pedro, buddy, we gotta talk about your RNG procedure. ;)
     
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    Don’t wanna toot my own horn too much, but townies are usually killed for a reason :D

    I knew from that it was very likely at least one of my public reads were correct like Retro scum or Maol town.
     
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  30. Pedro

    Pedro The Last Airbender is actually a great movie
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    So there were a lot of posts I didn't understand here, but one of the funniest/most confusing ones was this. What did you mean by this, Ty?


    175 lbs??? :laughing:
     
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  31. Pedro

    Pedro The Last Airbender is actually a great movie
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    I told the modchat that I had used all my luck on the 2 rolls: 1 for getting the role distribution (in a game with gifs I get to have *another* private chat where people are forced to talk through images? perfect!!), and another for giving the roles to the players.

    Ty and Monkey were just as good as masons too, because I knew from past games where they have been lovers/gossips/etc. that they'd post a lot there.
     
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  32. Ty4on

    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    I can explain every post if people need me to lol

    That was linked to the post numbers that I posted later, 175 was the post where monkey iirc said Retro was townie, I misunderstood that as scummy at the time.

    Post 69 btw is my favorite post lol
     
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    Pedro The Last Airbender is actually a great movie
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    OOOOOOHHHHHHH
     
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    Ty4on The 4 is silent

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    I was really struggling to find something to express post numbers until I realized I could use bathroom scales for the early posts. I couldn't find something to link directly to Retro's post that I found scummy so I used 7 and 15 for my post 715 where I called him out.
    Ideally I wanted something I could link directly to on imgur instead of reuploading random pictures from online.
     
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    Now you got me curious what I said that was so scummy.
    EDIT: Oh yeah, the bigger fish to fry thing. Yeah, I was kind of flailing.
     
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    Yeah, I was like “Why not vote?” which is why I also posted that the good the bad and the ugly gif :P
     
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    That was day two, right? I didn't want to move off Fireblend and lose that momentum. I was trying to find a way to convey "Let's kill Fireblend today cause he's clearly scum, then Maol tomorrow 'cause he's also clearly scum, then Sawneeks cause she's probably scum."
    EDIT: Looking back, I was also trying to say, "Sawneeks and Maol are both voting for Fireblend, which is weird because I think all three are scum, but the best way to unravel this mystery is going to be to go ahead and kill Fireblend and see what happens. If Febe is town, then Maol and Neeks are DEFINITELY scum."

    Next time I play Mafia, I want to use words.
     
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    So you admit there will be a next time you play Mafia:eyes:
     
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    I admit nothing. The door just isn't definitely closed.
     
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    I'm personally offended anyone would suggest I would recommend anything that would line amazon with cash. (Also just to give credit to him, it would be Fireblend, or at least not me, and could be fun).

    Hey now, that's not really true. I was a wagon 1 day, then took a break where I didn't vote (which somehow was never brought up) THEN wagoned again.
    I was busy doing life things :D out and about in the world, and this game was hell to even look at on my laptop. I wasn't about to try loading a page on mobile data on the beach.

    Dawwwww. This was a fun scumteam. Would've been even better with words tho :P




    ALSO When I said the 3 thing in D1 and someone called it a scumtell thing: I WAS SAYING 3 PEOPLE HAD VOTED FOR ME AND I WAS BREAKING A TIE >:(

    Not outing the number of scum. That was pure coincidence.
     
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    Honest truth, I was freaking out about being scum, because I've only ever been scum once* and I was *terrible* at it. But I had a good laugh when I saw the team and said, "Okay, maybe this will be all right."
    Although right off the bat I assumed you and I were gonna die early and try to push Scumneeks to victory.

    *Read "Prisoner's Dilemma," true believers! It wasn't technically a real Mafia game, but I was on the scum team. (And we won.)
     
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    Sawneeks Queen Doppelpopolis

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    Since the format of this game made it so expressing yourself clearly was hard I figured being bold in the NKs would work without scrutiny. And it did! I'm still glad people never looked back at who you or monkey were scumreading n_n;;