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Would you do the challenge?

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Postby Chan Island » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:43 am

Yeah I'd do it. Not afraid of the ocean nor jellyfish (very much anyway). Might be very calming actually, especially because I know I can't be hurt in the bubble.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:19 am

Heloin wrote:
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I’m terrified of the ocean

We went on this class trip where we swam in in the middle of a sea

There was a metallic platform in the middle

I went into the sea with the others but within minutes I had to get back on the platform

I kept imagining there were tentacled things under the dark salty water that might grab and pull

You could not see under as you floated and it was bad...

Nah matey, if you're afraid of the ocean and of jellyfish that's cool, you couldn't pay me any amount to be covered in tarantulas. I'm more saying the alot of people, maybe even most probably aren't to bothered by the jellyfish.

As for tentacles pulling you down to the deeps, jellyfish won't do that. Giant squids on the other hand...
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giant squids are very very scary too for me

sometimes I also have nightmares about spiders
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Postby Skyhooked » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:25 am

Yep. Scary underwater bad trip shit may cause damage, as some claim but million dollars is million dollars. One slightly unpleasant hour, but I'll live like a king. Besides, I ain't afraid of ocean or jellyfishes, so that's gonna be an awesome ocean ride.
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Postby Juristonia » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:32 am

I mean, a million bucks for doing something scary but entirely safe?
You're basically paying me to ride a rollercoaster.
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Postby Woodfiredpizzas » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:32 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:Please consider the following hypothetical:

A supernatural entity comes up to you and offers you 1 million dollars if you accept and pass the Jellyfish Challenge.

The challenge is that you will undergo a supernatural experience but during the entirety of the thing your mouth cannot open at all and your eyes need to stay open except for blinking.

If you accept, the following things will happen.

You will be sealed and surrounded by a completely transparent magical bubble layer the exact shape and form of your entire body that will attach to you. This "bubble layer" will shield you with protection from all physical contact; whilst surrounded by this you will be able to breathe regardless of your location and actual access to oxygen. It cannot be broken. However, you will feel... quite cold and there is a bit of an unpleasant slippery feel.

Then you will be teleported to a magical underwater world somewhere under the ocean of some unknown plane of existence. Despite being quite deep under the surface, the water around you glows bright and blue so that you can see everything. The magical bubble layer will 100% control your movements and make you travel across this glowing ocean world.

Then you will see them... They all appear somehow.

Literally thousands upon thousands upon thousands of jellyfish. Some of them are tiny, however, many of them are as big or bigger than your entire body. Some of them are as big as buildings and whales... The entire glowing ocean is suddenly filled with these things. They seem to be aware of your presence so some of them may keep away but others may approach you and rub against you with their strange blob-like physiques. All of the jellyfish have different colours and patterns. In some sections of the ocean they may be completely white while in others, it might be more multicoloured (red is very scary though).

As the bubble continues to control where you're going, you will not only swim past and through thousands of jellyfish but also go into and through some of the absolutely giant ones the size of whales. The speed with which you are travelling will also vary greatly; sometimes you will travel at a gentle glide... other times as fast as a roller coster.

Remember that your magical bubble layer keeps you protected from the ocean and from physical contact so in fact you are safe. If the jellyfish touch any part of you its the barrier that they touch so you won't actually feel anything.

This supernatural ride will go on for 1 hour before you are teleported back to the human world. During this entire time, the oceans will glow and you will be moved around at varying speeds and paths across an ocean filled with strange supernatural jellyfish of varying sizes and colors.

Remember... your mouth stays closed and your eyes stay completely open for the whole thing. If you fail, no 1 million dollars. Regardless of whether or not you lost the challenge, once you enter it, you are in for the whole 1 hour.

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So NSG, if offered this challenge, would you accept?

Remember the following additional factors:
1. You are not in real physical danger, however scary it might look (the bubble is indestructible, or so you are told)
2. If you suffer any lasting psychological harm or trauma, that's unfortunately something that could happen
3. If the supernatural being doesn't like how you do the challenge (ex you try to "cheat" with vision impairment goggles or something while technically "looking"), it might not give you the money; this is quite arbitrary

Is this worth 1 million dollars?

Why or why not?

Would you do it? Why or why not?

No. Enough said. I think I'd be permanently traumatised (and not even get the money honestly). This is too scary for me.


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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:02 am

Juristonia wrote:I mean, a million bucks for doing something scary but entirely safe?
You're basically paying me to ride a rollercoaster.


...well... I mean...

I guess

but would you find this scarier?
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Postby Chan Island » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:11 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Juristonia wrote:I mean, a million bucks for doing something scary but entirely safe?
You're basically paying me to ride a rollercoaster.


...well... I mean...

I guess

but would you find this scarier?


Wouldn't it just be like one of those indoor rollercoasters?
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Postby Juristonia » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:12 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:...well... I mean...

I guess

but would you find this scarier?

Terrifying.
I'm not a fan of large bodies of water to start with.
But for a million dollars, I'll get over it or pay for a very good therapist.
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Postby Nolo gap » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:13 am

supernatural beings do not deal in monetary units. but rather in the real economic of nature and physics.

perhaps if i were a water person, i would find the challenge itself enticing, irrespective of potential for material reward.

air and earth are my elements, as much as i love water which is life.

let fear seek those who seek it, for me, it is in creating and exploring that gratification is to be found.

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:15 am

Chan Island wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:
...well... I mean...

I guess

but would you find this scarier?


Wouldn't it just be like one of those indoor rollercoasters?


you're all alone

in a glowing, blue, strange underwater environment with apparently no end in sight (there's a spaceless, endless, infinite quality to it)

it just stretches out... and all around there are these THINGS

some of them as big as whales while others slightly bigger than you (others are tiny)

its an alien planet so the jellyfish probably look even more strange

they are everywhere (you can see the ones far far far ahead get bigger and bigger as you worry about the ones in your immediate vicinity), and its all literally endless

you won't "touch" any of them but they are going to bump against your protective layer which is very close to you, its more like wearing a "suit" than being protected by a massive bubble

you're definitely going to feel more than just a mere observer

there's nothing above, below, or under you that you can see (no walls or floors)... nothing except blue and jellyfish
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:16 am

This would be fucking terrifying, but if there is absolutely no way i could be harmed whatsoever throughout then yeah i;d probably go for it. Have nightmares for a while though and ill probably chunder a reckoning something fierce but eh got money.

Most of which i will probably never spend.
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Postby Chan Island » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:31 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Chan Island wrote:
Wouldn't it just be like one of those indoor rollercoasters?


you're all alone

in a glowing, blue, strange underwater environment with apparently no end in sight (there's a spaceless, endless, infinite quality to it)

it just stretches out... and all around there are these THINGS

some of them as big as whales while others slightly bigger than you (others are tiny)

its an alien planet so the jellyfish probably look even more strange

they are everywhere (you can see the ones far far far ahead get bigger and bigger as you worry about the ones in your immediate vicinity), and its all literally endless

you won't "touch" any of them but they are going to bump against your protective layer which is very close to you, its more like wearing a "suit" than being protected by a massive bubble

you're definitely going to feel more than just a mere observer

there's nothing above, below, or under you that you can see (no walls or floors)... nothing except blue and jellyfish


This is starting to sound like a phobia very specific to you.

Which is fair enough, we all have silly things we're randomly afraid of for no logical reason.

For my part, I once hopped into the ocean several kilometres from the nearest landmass as part of a 'swim with the dolphins' experience (the buggers swam away as soon as I jumped in though :( ) ... so in other words, I'm not phased by that particular fantasy.
To be honest, the more you describe it, the more I kinda want to go. I'd ask if I could be allowed to bring meditation music with me.
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Postby Kaskardia » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:46 am

Will you be given American dollar?

I mean there are many countries that use "dollar" in there currency names. :eyebrow:

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Postby Chan Island » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:54 am

Kaskardia wrote:Will you be given American dollar?

I mean there are many countries that use "dollar" in there currency names. :eyebrow:


Good point.

Could I have a million in pound sterling please? More useful to me. Euro is acceptable too.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:12 am

Kaskardia wrote:Will you be given American dollar?

I mean there are many countries that use "dollar" in there currency names. :eyebrow:


Aye

It was intended to be US dollars
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:12 am

I think I know what the next challenge is going to be...

But it won't be posted for a while
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Postby Xmara » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:54 am

Sounds easy. I’d do it.
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Postby Heloin » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:11 am

While I'm floating through the ocean surrounded by jellyfish can I also have David Attenborough narrating the experience?

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Postby El-Amin Caliphate » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:59 pm

What kind of supernatural entity is offering $1,000,000? Also, red jellyfish aren't that scary. At most they're a surprising jump-scare.
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Postby Auristania » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:47 pm

The scary thing aboot jellyfish is the painful sting.
The scary thing aboot Million jellyfish is Million painful stings. Take away the stings and I agree.

Of course I agree. But I would refuse if it were Million spiders. Likewise take away the spideriness and I would agree.

Let's up the bet. You call yourself Supernatural? You can do time travel. Instead of Million modern Dollars, in Queen Victoria's day $USA = 1.5 gram of gold;. I demands 1.5 ton of gold.

Let's up the bet. Instead of Million stingless jelly fish for Million dollars, Zillion stingless jellyfish and I am Auristan, first of his name, King of the Andals and First Men. Protector of the Realm, Defender of the Faith Amen.

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:02 pm

El-Amin Caliphate wrote:What kind of supernatural entity is offering $1,000,000? Also, red jellyfish aren't that scary. At most they're a surprising jump-scare.


I was thinking a Japanese Shinto god but it could be any entity really. Would it matter for you?

One jellyfish maybe could be easily handled. But imagine thousands of them surrounding you in a spaceless, endless underwater environment deep down...
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:03 pm

Auristania wrote:The scary thing aboot jellyfish is the painful sting.
The scary thing aboot Million jellyfish is Million painful stings. Take away the stings and I agree.

Of course I agree. But I would refuse if it were Million spiders. Likewise take away the spideriness and I would agree.

Let's up the bet. You call yourself Supernatural? You can do time travel. Instead of Million modern Dollars, in Queen Victoria's day $USA = 1.5 gram of gold;. I demands 1.5 ton of gold.

Let's up the bet. Instead of Million stingless jelly fish for Million dollars, Zillion stingless jellyfish and I am Auristan, first of his name, King of the Andals and First Men. Protector of the Realm, Defender of the Faith Amen.


the sting is part of it but come now... SURELY you don't want some of those giant ones to touch you?
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Postby Conserative Morality » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm

I don't get it. Other than accidentally closing my eyes or opening my mouth, what's the challenge?
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Postby El-Amin Caliphate » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:05 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
El-Amin Caliphate wrote:What kind of supernatural entity is offering $1,000,000? Also, red jellyfish aren't that scary. At most they're a surprising jump-scare.


I was thinking a Japanese Shinto god but it could be any entity really. Would it matter for you?

Yes.
Infected Mushroom wrote:One jellyfish maybe could be easily handled. But imagine thousands of them surrounding you in a spaceless, endless underwater environment deep down...

Ok? Admittedly seeing a jellyfish the size of a clothing rack would be a little daunting (again, jump scare level), but not something I couldn't handle.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:06 pm

Conserative Morality wrote:I don't get it. Other than accidentally closing my eyes or opening my mouth, what's the challenge?


for me, not passing out or getting a nervous breakdown within minutes of being surrounded by these things deep underwater
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