last sight

8

*Xuezhang = Upperclassman/senpai

**These characters are from ‘Their Story’

Second year Xuezhang meets first year Qin Xiong aahhh!

Instagram l Twitter

8

“In the moment of our separation, upon the road as I travelled, and every hour since, I have felt all that love, respect and attachment for you with which length of years, close connexion and your merits have inspired me. I often asked myself, as our carriages separated, whether that was the last sight I should have of you? And though I wished to say no, my fears answered yes.” 

 George Washington, The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette

3

Mothman was an entity witnessed by many residents of Point Pleasant, West Virginia from November of 1966 to December of 1967. Almost all of the witnesses described the creature the same way: a large, humanoid creature, with wings and glowing red eyes. There are many theories as to what the creature could have been, including a mutated crane or an owl, but the most popular theory is that it was a prophetic being sent to warn humanity. This comes from the fact that its last sighting was on top of a bridge just before its collapse. Since then, Mothman has not been spotted, however there have been reports of similar creatures near the site of the Chernobyl disaster. Today, Point Pleasant takes pride in this strange spot in their history, including a statue of the creature, a museum, and an annual festival.

requested by anonymous

Writing Prompts #2
  • Character has the ability to hear a person’s thoughts as long as they touch them
  • Another similar idea: a character has the ability to feel a person’s emotions as long as they touch them.  Maybe the two characters meet
  • Road trip with a complete stranger
  • Character can see shadowed figures that no one else can, but only out of the corner of their eye.  One day they are approached by a fully-visible figure.  As the years go by, the figures become less shadowed and more colourful and defined
  • “It had been six months since they left the war bunker.”
  • “It was at the back of the bookstore …”
  • Love at last sight
  • “The fountain of …” (instead of ‘youth’)
  • “I thought you said you weren’t dead!”  “I wasn’t lying … exactly …”
  • And finally: capture lightning in a jar
Grick Hunting In the Underdark

After following the reports of the last known sighting of the grick, our party came upon a clearing in the caves. We quickly found a corpse and immediately searched for any signs of the grick.

DM: You see a series of strange scuff marks leading up the cavern wall.

Tiefling Cleric(ooc): I look up….slowly.

Dragonborn Fighter(ooc): Aw hell naw, I look up quickly!

Long story short, the grick got a surprise round.

Damien Nettles has been missing for almost 20 years, since the night of November 2nd, 1996, when he vanished after a night out in town in the Isle of Wight. Most of the last sightings of him report strange behavior, that could have to do with his ultimate fate.

Damien was 16 years old at the time, and that night he’d got permission from his mom to extend curfew until midnight to go to a house party in East Cowes. He arrived there after 7 pm with his best friend Chris Boon, but they left about two hours later. They traveled to West Cowes, where they went from pub to pub in a busy local street. Damien was seen and heard by several people asking about his sister Sarah in every pub, but Sarah was not in the Isle at that time and Damien knew that.

At around 22:30, Damien and Chris parted ways. Chris went straight home, but Damien went back to the street with the pubs, where he was seen by several witness looking “intoxicated” and “spaced out”. One in particular saw it at midnight “looking miserable and drugged” and eating chips, and claims the teenager approached him and said “they are watching us”. Soon after he was caught walking by a surveillance camera, walking down an empty street, and that was the last time anyone saw him.

The Nettles family struggled to get police to properly investigate the disappearance of Damien. Their working theory has always been that he fell in the sea and drowned, but according to the local harbour master, if that had happened, the ties would have brought his body back to land.

Years later, an informant told police that a drug dealer called Nicky McNamara had killed Damien during an argument over marihuana. This connected to statements from his ex girlfriend that he’d been hanging out with the wrong crowd lately, and also with a comment his brother made that he believed Damien left the party originally to buy some cannabis. However, this informant gave unreliable and changing information about the place where he had been allegedly buried, which made authorities dismiss his claims.

The BBC did a TV show about this case called The Boy who Disappeared. You can see the first episode here, and if you live in the UK, you can see them all here.