Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Names Can Never Be Unspoken

As of 1:04AM this morning, the chase has begun. The names were given and things are in motion. The great battle of our time has begun and cannot be undone.

They are coming for you.

Every year, one of the charity groups on campus hosts "assassins", a campus-wide game of wits. The goal is to "kill" your randomly chosen target (chosen from the people who signed up) while avoiding your own killer. When you kill someone, you get their target and the game continues until only one person is left. Our weapon is stickers that we have to put on our targets in order to kill them. We are saved from complete insanity (and starvation) by safe zones (your own room, bathrooms, dining hall, class, etc). It's going to be epic.

I was pumped when I signed up before break, but then realized I shouldn't take it too seriously given all the work I have. Then I thought about it. And it started.

Now I'm hooked.

I won't be leaving my room for some time now, not until I go exercise (I figure I'm invincible while running) and dinner. I can't be to careful; I already narrowly avoided an attempt on my life. I've outsmarted her once, but next time she will no doubt be more cunning.

Tonight, I go on the hunt.

9 comments:

Gavrich said...

Trust the Massholes to keep playing 3rd grade games into college...

Actually, it's kind of a neat idea.

If you're in the 3rd grade.

justifiably_vertical said...

I guess someone woke up on the wrong side of his bigotry this morning...

I don't care if you think it's childish, it's fun and requires very intelligent, clever, and determined strategy.

The Juicy One said...

haha JV with the snipe...


and actually a dorm at my school has a dorm wide version going- they're really intense about it and recognized easily by the spoons in their hair or duct taped to their doors.

justifiably_vertical said...

spoons? Sounds awesome.

dr_koopon said...

youve got a big advantage knowing who your assassin is. defensive stalking anyone?

but what i wonder is what if through successful assassinations, you end up targeting your own assassin? and what happens if you "kill" them? closed loop and all, could be problematic.

justifiably_vertical said...

Well, you're inevitably going to end up with 2 people targeting each other at the end (but not before then), so I guess it comes down to reflexes.

Gavrich said...

Good grief.

Calm down, JV. You're still mah boii, no matter how many silly games you play at college.

justifiably_vertical said...

And your still my uptight little Republican even if...wait, nevermind.

(and I wasn't trying to be too mean, but you did kinda badmouth me, my hobby, and my school)

Saady said...

lol..we play that game too ! We need to exchange some notes !
strategies range from aggressive overpowering to complicated military maneuvers. I have to say that the most satisfying kill is the kill via the sharpie aka "the slash" !