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Article - 'Making the Cut: Episode 2' by Mateui

An item about Miscellanious posted on Jan 14, 2004

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Entitled: Dual Defendants
Two alliances spring forth, each with their own leader – yet one will be betrayed.

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Making the Cut: Episode 2
By: Mateui

Dual Defendants

Welcome to the second episode of Making the Cut (MTC, in short.)

(To make this whole document easier to understand, I will post the actual words that were spoken during the game, to help shape the episodes and occurrences.)

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(The Players Still In The Game:)
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Koromai777
Humigotchi
MasterDarkNinja
Safari
Turkpimp
Gamewolf252
Geno_SMRPG
deluge
Bujiro
Cawin
DarkPriest
Faust
Fire Mage
dark_crystalis
Erave

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(The Current Jury:)
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aNiMeGoD2727


And so, 16 have signed up for a journey of epic proportions, including serious backstabbing, secret alliances, revengeful actions, and voting one another out of the game, in essence, 'cutting' the other members out, who will wait until the last round, to vote for one of two people, who will become the ultimate survivor of Making the Cut.

1 is already cut, and he has become the first member of the jury. In this episode, another will be cut, and will become to second member to join the jury that will select the winner in the future.

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(Round #2 Info)
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Mateui: You know the drill. PM me your vote in the next 24 hours. Remember, if you do not vote, you automatically receive a vote.

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(The Votes Are Received)
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(NOTE: The following is fiction mixed with actual facts. I am giving the participants various actions to make this episode, and further episodes will also follow the same format)

*Faust walks up to the voting platform. Happily, yet efficiently, and justly, he writes down a name and explains his strategy*

Erave.

Faust: Popularity, him or us basically.

*Faust walks back down to the seating area, and gives a look to some other people who are seating – apparently, to notion for them to vote a certain way. Faust has created an alliance, a sure way to survive in this game – well, that is, only if the members of that alliance stick to the plans.. if not, well, that will spell disaster for someone...*

*Meanwhile, Fire Mage goes up to vote. He scribbles down a name quickly – clearly, he’s gotten annoyed with the person that he is voting for.*

Safari

Fire Mage: He has an annoying avatar and he's starting to bug me very much.

*He walks back, and another person gets up. Yes, Safari is now standing before the voting ballot.. and he writes down a name. Obviously, he can’t stand the person that he is voting for.*

dark_crystalis

SafariI'm voting for him because he pisses me off. Multiple times, he has double or even triple posted while people tell him not to and he still does it. Not to mention the whole, "OMG, LIEK A/S/L/ EVERYONE!" thing in the crapshack. Anyways, I just don't think he should be here next round.

*And so, Safari finishes, and walks back to the seating area, with a smirk on his face... He knows that something fatal is going to happen, and the funny thing is, that it’s not going to happen to him..*

*Koromai now votes*

Faust

Koromai: I really don't know. I guess that I just don't like him. Maybe it's just jealousy that all the girls here like him.

*Koromai sits back, and DarkPriest stands up, and begins walking to the voting platform. Quickly, before anyone else can notice, he looks back, and winks at Faust. Apparently, they’ve allied with each other, and others in the group. DP gets to the voting platform, and, surely, writes the same name as Faust.*

Erave

DarkPriest: The popular should get erased quickly. Our alliance can handle it, hehe.

*DP gets back to the seating area, and now, Gamewolf votes.*

Faust

Gamewolf: Me and some others have formed an alliance, and have already started plotting who exactly is going down, and in what order; Oh, and whoever voted those votes for me is going to PAY.

*Gamewolf walks back, and someone else goes up. This continues until there is one more person left to vote. It appears that he’s been approached by both alliances, and he has to pull one way.. But which way will that be?*
A Name is Written, Hidden from Camera View...

Bujiro My most reliable partner _____ told me that he was doing the same... I'm kinda stuck in a sling because I tried allying with _____, even though I love him so much I have to vote for him. _____, I'm sorry if you get cut off, you just didn't respond to me fast enough.

*Bujiro has just made a tough decision – he hopes he made the right one, for he knows that others will suffer as a result.. Did he do the right thing?*

Mateui: Alright. All the votes are in – I’ll go tally them.

*Mateui walks to the voting platform, leaving the participants to think about the game. Faust and Erave eye each other carefully, somehow, they just know that one of them will fall tonight. Which one though?*

Mateui:Alright. Round #2 is over. For the first time, a participant has not voted, therefore Geno will receive a vote due to his inactivity this round.


VOTING:

1st Vote:
Cawin

2nd Vote:
dark_crystalis

3rd Vote:
Safari

4th Vote:
Safari

5th Vote:
Faust

6th Vote:
Erave

7th Vote:
Geno_SMRPG (RECEIVED VOTE DUE TO INACTIVITY)

8th Vote:
Faust

9th Vote:
Erave

10th Vote:
Faust

11th Vote:
Erave

12th Vote:
Faust

13th Vote:
Erave

14th Vote:
Faust


(Faust 5 votes, Erave 4. Will there be a tie this round? Only the last vote will tell.)
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15th Vote:
Faust


*Mateui walks up to the area a few meters in front of the seating area. A long bamboo branch is hanged between two tree branches, and 16 name cards are suspended by single strings. Long below, is a blazing fire. Mateui walks up to the place where the name “Faust” is on the card. Mateui reaches into his pocket, and takes out a pair of scissors.*

*Faust looks bewildered. Who betrayed him?*

*Mateui then takes the scissors, and cuts the string that holds his card. The card begins to fall, slowly fluttering in the wind, until it enters the fire underneath all the names, and is burned to a crisp. Only ashes remain.*

*Faust looks on.. Frozen.*

Mateui: I am sorry. You have been cut from the game. Fire represents destruction in this game, and your name has just been destroyed.

Well. That was a close round. It seems that many people need to now find out where their priorities lie.. as you can see, a major alliance has just been separated. Any last words, Faust?

*Faust, apparently dissatisfied, says his last words in the game. He can’t believe that his fellow allies have betrayed them and voted against him. But still, noticing that he has the spotlight on him, Faust decides that this is a crucial moment to make some others feel the heat. Yes, others must suffer as well.. XD*

Faust: MDN and Bujiro you TREACHEROUS bastards! How dare you betray me! ME! Going off in the SECOND ROUND! It was supposed to be MUCH more glorious and dramatical...ack. You human swines! DP will Avenge me!

Mateui: You are now the second member of the jury, joining AnimeGod. Keep on watching the game, as many surprises are bound to unfold.


CONFESSIONALS:

(This section will inform you about various things – things such as who voted for who (and for what reasons), who allied with who, the strategy that was used by some participants, and generally, what was happening in the heart of the game. The members speak out.)

Faust: Thoughts about last round: Pleased at the voting turnout, angry that our strategy was interrupted. A minor setback.

Deluge: From what I've heard, several people are voting for him (Erave) this round. If there is a good number of people voting for him, might as well help, as it'll increase my chances of having one less person to worry about.

Cawin: (Reason why he voted for Erave - obviously, using a different method of writing to confuse others, and hide his identity. I thought this was a nice tactical move on his part.)
“he needs to go so bad i maen this jerk has been so cocky about everytrhing and thinks he is so cool now just becuase he is a moderator justfrom the succsess of easy mac which was gay anyways. Erave has to go plus i know he voted for me in the first round.”

Safari: I'm feeling confident about the game. I'm not too worried about having those 3 votes against me because I think that I will be overlooked in rounds to come by people voting off "bigger threats". I shouldn't have a problem.

At this point, I don't have any alliances, and I will probably remain that way. I'm going to play this all by ear and see what happens as it goes.

MDN: After round 1 was over and we had decided to vote for Faust in round 2 I got a PM from DarkPriest offering an alliance with me. I told Erave this and I decided to use DP to dig some info out of him so I claimed that I accepted his alliance offer and that I was thinking about voting for Safari that round but was wondering if he had a better idea.

DP told me that they were voting for Erave in that round but Safari was next so that piece of information could come in handy later I knew. Erave also told Turkpimp to vote for Faust and Cawin claimed that him and Deluge would vote for Faust as well in that round (but he lied).


VOTES REVEALED:

(This section simply points out who everyone voted for in this episode. You can really figure out who was allied with who by examining this info.)

Koromai777 -> Faust
Humigotchi -> Cawin.
MasterDarkNinja -> Faust
Safari -> dark_crystalis
Turkpimp -> Faust
Gamewolf252 -> Faust
Geno_SMRPG ->
deluge -> Erave
Bujiro -> Faust
Cawin -> Erave
DarkPriest -> Erave
Faust -> Erave
Fire Mage -> Safari
dark_crystalis -> Safari
Erave -> Faust

NEXT TIME ON MTC:

- The participants get confused, as they play a numerical mind game
- Will the alliances still vote together, even when certain rules change?


All this and more in Episode 3! Tune in next time.


*CLOSING CREDITS*