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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 7 (Switch)

Hello, and welcome to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of intelligence, opportunity, and finesse, with a top prize of $100 United States Dollars. I’m Bella of the USS Odin, and I’m your host for today. This experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Last week brought significant change as we moved from Star Trek to the detective noir genre. Will this week be similarly disruptive?

Ehhhh not quite Noir… More like Sherlock… Muahaha.
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Bella is the new Charles Star, obvs. Also, absolutely and you know it.
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Bring it on we embrace the chaos with open arms lol.
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Messenger of Heaven’s exit will be in my challenge post.
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Thank you, Sparky. As you also may have noticed, I am not Charles Star.
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Don’t worry, nothing’s happened to me! We simply decided to switch roles for the day. I’ll handle the graphics.
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And I’ll handle the hosting.
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Do we get to vote on who keeps the job?
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This week’s guest is a member of the Ongoing Worlds board of advisers. Not only that, he’s also a big contributor throughout the Ongoing Worlds ecosystem. Here he is, Chris of Ongoing Worlds.

Thank you, Bella. Wow, it’s great to be here with all these excellent simmers. I’m lucky enough to not only see the fantastic role playing in this game, but also in the annual Squiddie Awards that I coordinate at Ongoing Worlds.

Howdy!
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Simmers, your challenge this week is to write outstanding dialogue that reveals something hidden in the story. Simple enough, huh?
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Like the dialogue written hasn’t already been outstanding? We got this on lock down.
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oh no. Oh no. OH….no. It’s not like I want to destroy my character’s lives…it’s just so easy!
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As a reminder to everyone, Chris and all of our special guests grade challenge posts based on quality, originality, and readability. Contestants, your challenge post must be submitted by 12:00 noon EST on Wednesday. Are there any questions?

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Simmers, your challenge begins now.  Good luck!
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The game is afoot!
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Ready… BREAK!
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Hi, Chris!
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Um… hi, Charles!
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Hi, I’m Largehobbit from Ongoing Worlds. My challenge post is “The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. ..”
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Largehobbit blogs about The Simming Endeavor on the OW Community Platform.

Hi, I’m Corliss Fortune from the USS Gorkon of UFOP: Starbase 118. My challenge post this week is “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”
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Hi, I’m Avakhon Khinsharri from Broken Lands Alliance RPG
For my challenge post, I wrote “Darkness in the middle of light. (Part 2)”
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Avakhon Khinsharri blogs about The Simming Endeavor at Broken Lands Alliance RPG.

Hi, I’m October the USS Vindicator of UCIP. My challenge post for this episode is “Strange Things Did Happen Here Part 1” and “Strange Things Did Happen Here Part 2”

October blogs about The Simming Endeavor on the UCIP blog.

Hi, I’m Sparky from Roleplay Wiki. My weekly challenge post is “Touch of Evil”
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Hi, I’m Zuzutoo from Neverending Stories. For my challenge post, I wrote “Exposure”
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Hi, I’m Mavis from the ISS Asha of Pegasus Fleet. My challenge post is “The dust shows whats missing…”
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Welcome back, Chris. How were the challenge posts?
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They were wonderful. I enjoyed reading each one of them.
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And who wrote the top three?
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Largehobbit, October, and Zuzutoo.
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I find myself in most excellent company, well done both.
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Oh wow…
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Gasp!
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Just as Charles does. In that order, why do you think you might have won?
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Two words… Sweeny Mok.
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“Now hold still Mr Bolak,”…slice…” Spoiler alert (or is it something else??), but oh how awesome an ending that was. The writing all the way up was such a conversational exposition with intrigue and yet casual banter. So good.

I genuinely love Historical Fiction and I love Science Fiction, so combining the two with an emphasis one of my most favorite time periods has been an absolute blast. Then there’s that desire to continue the live story between Avakhon and Vaanaras that seems to resonate with the readers and I’m hoping that all of my research and knowledge of the Victorian era when combined with the love story and the building mystery of “who dunnit” was a winning combination.

So beautifully written almost a take on Beauty and the Beast mixed with Klingon ridges and yet converted to this Victorian style. “No gasp. No scream… ‘I love you’… ‘All of you’.” I almost cried. Not really, but almost. Don’t tell anyone!

Sudden shocking Nudity? Aji is working to determine who she is in Victorian society with a little leftover feisty 24th century squirrel attitude. It will be interesting to see what this awakening does to her.

Scientist, inventor, at the brink of showing her genius? Oh, she’s a mouse-woman as well. And proud of it! After a bit of prodding from a colleague about her gadgets and then her… state of being, she stands confidently as her real self, ready to show the world not just her brains but her… brown fur? Awesome character depth here, just like the others.

Thank you, Chris. Three excellent posts. As a reminder, there are no rewards for second and third place as of this episode. Only the challenge post winner will receive immunity. And that winner is…

I’m freaking STOKED! Just having Chris like this piece is enough for me, but c’mon Lady Luck!
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October! Congratulations you’ve won immunity this week! Largehobbit finished second, and Zuzutoo finished third.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! It means a lot to me to be selected out of this group of writers as the winner, especially by this judge in particular!
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Go October!! You did it!!
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Thanks again, Chris. We’ll see you at the Squiddies.
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You bet. Good luck to everyone.
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Bye, Chris!
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Bye, Charles!
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Bye for now, Chris!
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Bye! See you around!
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Bye Chris Thank you!
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Wait did we just get judged by a Lego Figure?
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Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to vote. October has immunity. Contestants, cast your ballot for elimination now.
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You all sure are making this hard…Avakhon Khinsharri.
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Sparky… I’m sorry but I feel that he genuinely lacked grip on both the time period and the story in general.  I just didn’t feel compelled and at this stage of the challenge we should be consistently bringing our A game or heading home.

Sparky.
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Mavis.
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Sparky.
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My vote for elimination this week is Sparky. While his post was better than previous ones, he has trouble with the genre and verbiage of the era. This would speak that he would not be able to further the story with any amount of believability.

Corliss Fortune.
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That’s one vote each for Avakhon Khinsharri, Mavis, and Corliss Fortune, and four votes for Sparky. I’m sorry Sparky, but you’ve been eliminated from The Simming Endeavor. Now is your opportunity to provide any final words to the remaining contestants and to choose who you would like to write your character out of the story.

Welp guys, it has been fun, and your reasons are not wrong. Hope to see ya soon though. Keep in touch. And I can still read the posts right? I want to see where this goes. Also may I have Avakhon write me out?

This is getting to be a particularly difficult decision each week as the people have become closer to me than I anticipated.
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Phew this week was tense!
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You were really amazing, Sparky, we’ll miss you!
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Sparky, you played the game right. You will be missed. As for the rest of us, we’ve not only passed the mid-way point, but we saw our 100th post this past week. Until next time, you’re watching The Simming Endeavor.

Charles Star’s graphic

Tune in here to Ongoing Worlds next Sunday, October 27th for Episode 8 as the remaining 6 contestants continue their adventure!


Detective EndeavorOngoing
Episode 1 (Introduction)September 8, 2019
Episode 2 (Abdication)September 15, 2019
Episode 3 (Déjè vu)September 22, 2019
Episode 4 (Humor)September 29, 2019
Episode 5 (Others)October 6, 2019
Episode 6 (Change)October 13, 2019
Episode 7 (Switch)October 20, 2019
Episode 8 (Action)October 27, 2019
Episode 9 (Return)November 3, 2019
Episode 10 (Random)
November 10, 2019
Episode 11November 17, 2019
Episode 12 (Finale)
November 24, 2019

Sparky

Lieutenant Alistar Bolvari

“One foot out the Door”
“Authorized Argument”
“The Swine Crew Switcheroo”
“Captain…TAKEN OVER?”
“Bonded through Dimensions”
“Touch of Evil”