that one idle line

‘Favorite Lines From The Warden’ Sentence Starters

“Aw, I was hoping for something more exciting…”
“Finally–something that can swallow me whole!”

“Huh. One never expects creatures like those, really.”
“Are you joking? Surely you’re joking!”
“Oh, you’ll have to do so much better than that!”
“Oh, look! It wants to fight!”
“Another point for me!”
“Anyone got some blood to spare…?”
“Is that all my blood? I think it is…”
”Someone tell them to stop hitting me!“
"Ooh… spinning…!”
“All right. Anymore of them around? …No? Good.”
It seems I managed to best them even while unconscious. I am that amazing.“
You’d think we wouldn’t just be standing here, but nooo…”
“Perhaps we should have a drink, since we’ve stopped.“
“To the shadows with me!”
“Now that’s a big lizard… Kill it!“
“Are you daft?”
“No, no. Let’s not, and say we did.”
“Oops! Where’s my head?“

“Trap. So simple to see, really.”
“Warden senses tingling…“
“Careful. These creatures look a mite upset.”
“Finally, some wildlife. I thought everything was out to get us.“
“That’d make an interesting pet.”

“Look at the size of that thing!“
“A little frantic? Hah! I can see why!”
“Is it just me, or do you actually think you have a chance?“
“It’s either you or me, and it isn’t going to be me!”
“Armed and dangerous; ready for action!“
”Why do I get myself in these scrapes?”
“Idle time is wasted time. Let’s get on it.“
“I should stir myself for a fool such as you?”
“Bleeding! Bleeding badly!“
“Oh, let’s just deal with these ones and move on..”“
“There are far better things we could be doing with our time, no?”
“Strange place we’ve chosen to stop and dawdle.“
“Couldn’t we all just get along? …No?”
“The unnatural are always so… bothersome.“
"Shame about the face!”
“I see we’ve all stopped to smell the flowers and adore the sunshine.”
"You could have just given up, you know.”

“Now all we need are a few pretties and a bit of music.“
“Shall we go and ask it to nicely die?”
”Dear me, what a mess.“
“See there? That’s a trap.”
”Hmmm, a beast. Let’s maul it!“
“How sad. All that muscle and it still has no chance.”
“Hmph! Why can’t the dead stay in the ground where they belong?“
“Just call me "the Reaper”!“
“Can I get you a ladder, so you can get off my back?”
“Ugh, useless! Do I have to do everything myself?“
“Isn’t there something better we could be doing? Killing things, perhaps?”
“And thus I cloak my naked villainy.“

By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.
—  Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Some of Krieg’s lines have really interesting implications to me. Like one of his idle lines where his inner voice mentions starting to remember something only for his outer voice to hiss “stop it!” and mumble something about keeping the memories down. So like, does that mean Outer Krieg actively tries to prevent Inner Krieg from remembering anything from their former life? Why? Maybe he’s so ashamed of what he’s become that it’s too agonizing to remember the person he used to be? Just a thought

It’s Swoobird Saturday! As I start doing some animating, here are the lines of one of the idle stances of Swoobird! I think there’ll be about three more actions for the complete idle stance, and those will all be put together into one. But for now, just a happy, bouncy birb for y'all.

(Some of you might recognize this particular movement from an animation test I did a couple years ago…)

things i really want to discuss?

  • how a relationship between the Boss and someone outside of the Saints/another gang would function
  • the fact the Boss (or at least British voice, cannot confirm for others) mentions they can play guitar and have a guitar in the red light loft (classy style)
  • that the Boss has actually engaged in sex work (was that their first time doing so? how do they feel about it? is that why in SRtT they are friendlier towards the strippers than the others?)
  • the Boss and Gat’s differing feelings towards money and why
  • Troy and Dex’s relationship post-SR1
  • the Boss and Julius’ relationship in SR1
  • how would the Boss actually have been as a president considering theyre honest but selfish, but come from a background of relative poverty, as well as being a poc, lgbt, female, nonbinary,etc, depending on your Boss
  • considering the Boss doesnt seem to have the Saints Row loft until they unlock it, does this mean they are actually homeless prior to meeting the Saints?
  • what the fuck is Bobby and Amber about and why does the Boss like it so much
  • the Boss not being very sexually driven as a person; they rarely if ever display genuine interest outside of one cutscene in Saints Row 2 and a few lines about strippers (and romance scenes of course)
  • one of the Boss’ idle lines in…. 3? (i cant remember off the top of my head) mentions needing to call their mother more often. is the Boss still in contact with their family? how do their family feel about them? id have assumed they were estranged, do they still have family in Stilwater?
  • how fukkin cool a nickname is The Butcher of Stilwater anyway
  • idk other shit, probably