(Also note that Neon and Phoenicks confirmed in the present progressive, ironclad scumtell) :-p
Confirming and ready for take-off!
we are all confirmed on this end
I got mine.
Sergei Korolev and his engineers crack open some vodka and celebrate their success. They have just launched the first man made object into space, and Korolev's dream of space exploration is beginning to become a reality. Unfortunately, he will not see any of the fame or publicity for any of his accomplishments. His work is a Soviet secret, and cannot be put at risk by revealing his identity.
However, their celebration is short lived. Nikita Kruschev, upon hearing of what a political and symbolic victory the launch was, becomes extremely excited about the space program... Maybe too excited. He contacts Korolev and demands another satellite launch in time for the anniversary of the revolution on November 3. That gives Korolev less than one month, an insane timetable by any standard, let alone the second space launch in history.
Meanwhile in the United States, pressure begins to build. Their planned first satellite launch, known as Project Vanguard, was not nearly complete. In order to catch up with the Soviets, the government turns to a group of captured Germans led by Wernher Von Braun. Von Braun and his team had worked in Germany on rocket technology under the Third Reich. After defecting to the United States, they developed the Redstone rocket family, an intermediate range ballistic missile. Will the Germans' expertise and their powerful Redstone rocket be enough to catch up with the Soviets?
It is now Day 1. This phase will end at 11:00 PM EST on January 25, or when a player receives a majority of votes.
tA's comment seems a little fishy. I mean, how could he know if a group had all confirmed unless he knew the others in it?
If you're looking for a sheep, I'm not gonna jump on this bandwagon.
TM40: You're reading too much into it.
So, as incentive:
Vote: TM 40 Aerial Ace
Ok, Bulba's RVS is designed to fail, so let's try something different.
Let's Talk Mafia
@Zima Even though this is a small game, do you think we should lynch today? Based on what has been said so far (so far here meaning anything said prior to you responding to this), who do you think would be the best lynch at the moment?
@Neon Borealis What do you think of Phoenicks jumping off the twinArmageddons wagon?
@twinArmageddons At what point in the game do you expect Nick to become obv-scum? When that happens, will you vote for him? Or will he be too scummy to actually be scum?
@Phoenicks Why did you move your vote from twinArmageddons to pressure-vote Aerial Ace, when the twinArmageddons wagon had not yet accomplished the purpose of the early RVS wagon? i.e. Why start pressuring Aerial Ace with your vote, when we weren't finished pressuring twinArmageddons? :-p
@Soulmaster Do you expect to be more or less active than usual in this game? Also, what do you think of Aerial Ace's vote for twinArmageddons?
@TM40 Aerial Ace Was your vote for twinArmageddons a joke or do you think he gave himself away in the confirmation phase?
@Dark Blueberry On a scale of 1-10, 1 being Obv-Town and 10 being Obv-Scum, how scummy do you plan on being in this game? :-p
@Orion If you had to choose right now, who would you like to see lynched today and why?