mirahound

Hiding from Epics

46 posts in this topic

It's been mentioned several times that new Epics will usually go after the people that they know first, because they're most likely to guess an Epic's weakness. So, if someone you knew were to suddenly become an Epic, and you were trapped in the same city with them with no way to get out, how would you hide from them?

4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My immediate family knows me for a few traits. 

 

  1. Being shy around strangers, and preferring to stay at home on a Saturday night. 
  2. Loving dogs of all kinds.
  3. Zeroing in on any and all chocolate in the room.
  4. Gravitating toward any old books I can see. 
  5. Getting irritated when other drivers go below the speed limit. (I mean, a mile or two I can get, but 35 in a 50? <_<

 

So, one of my parents or siblings became an Epic, the best way to hide from them is clearly to drive very slowly to a party of cat lovers at a no-dogs-allowed location, with a firm no-chocolate policy, where everyone reads their books on Kindle. And, as much as it pains me to say this, I would not wear a false mustache to hide my identity. It would simply be too dangerous. -_- 

 

(Joking aside, that would be my fallback strategy. My initial strategy would be to hide in a bank vault or fallout shelter and pray they didn't see me.) 

8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My immediate family knows me for a few traits. 

 

  1. Being shy around strangers, and preferring to stay at home on a Saturday night. 
  2. Loving dogs of all kinds.
  3. Zeroing in on any and all chocolate in the room.
  4. Gravitating toward any old books I can see. 
  5. Getting irritated when other drivers go below the speed limit. (I mean, a mile or two I can get, but 35 in a 50? <_<

 

So, one of my parents or siblings became an Epic, the best way to hide from them is clearly to drive very slowly to a party of cat lovers at a no-dogs-allowed location, with a firm no-chocolate policy, where everyone reads their books on Kindle. And, as much as it pains me to say this, I would not wear a false mustache to hide my identity. It would simply be too dangerous. -_-

 

(Joking aside, that would be my fallback strategy. My initial strategy would be to hide in a bank vault or fallout shelter and pray they didn't see me.) 

With a strategy like that, what about clicking had candy against your theeth? :ph34r:  :P

 

If someone in my famili started going on a murder spree, I'd probably just bolt town outright.

Edited by Edgedancer
2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With a strategy like that, what about clicking had candy against your theeth? :ph34r:  :P

 

If someone in my famili started going on a murder spree, I'd probably just bolt town outright.

 

Best not to call attention to myself. Here's hoping I never ran into a pug, because then my cover would be blown for sure. :P 

 

That seems like the soundest plan, in this case. I wouldn't take my own car, because everyone in my family knows what it looks like. Actually, I'd rent a U-Haul or some other kind of moving truck. They all know of my aversion to driving large vehicles (I get a little jumpy because I feel like I'm going to crash into everything) so they'd never suspect me of fleeing town in one of these: 

 

HeaderBigTruck.png

 

Not only that, but my brother is a bit of a doomsday prepper, and he has repeatedly told me that the best way to flee a city in an apocalyptic scenario would be in some sort of off-road vehicle, a bicycle, on horseback, or on foot. Something that offers more mobility than your average sedan. He'd never suspect me of running for my life in a U-Haul. :ph34r: 

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welp. I don't drive and I live a couple of miles away from the nearest town. The surrounding area is an arid scrubland, so best case scenario is that I find a thorn bush to hide inside. (A technique my father, an ex survival instructor for the military, would guess immediately.)

 

 

So it seems I have only one final recourse.

 

The fact that I can run to our gun storage shed faster than they can.

 

275a43a45add775167ca8a531698c43b.jpg

9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welp. I don't drive and I live a couple of miles away from the nearest town. The surrounding area is an arid scrubland, so best case scenario is that I find a thorn bush to hide inside. (A technique my father, an ex survival instructor for the military, would guess immediately.)

 

 

So it seems I have only one final recourse.

 

The fact that I can run to our gun storage shed faster than they can.

 

275a43a45add775167ca8a531698c43b.jpg

Wait, slaughtering my family was an option?! Why did nobody tell me?

660253ec9683b79a13f2eb0b43eaa845.jpg

6ee77246a25f6d0c537262c0cb809ebe.jpg

 

5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a giant fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, so I'll move to Dallas and start rooting for the Cowboys.

 

There's no way it can backfire!

4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally, I'd both chop and dye my hair (probably to some crazy color my family would never expect), force myself to lose a TON of weight, and possibly buy colored contacts.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same thing I do in all of my apocalyptic survival plans, hide out at the university.
Because if I'm going to die, I want to die surrounded by books and science.

5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too bad all our plans hinge on knowing that our family member turned into and Epic.

 

I know if Mum burst in here, fire gushing from her hands, I wouldn't have much time to implement any such plan :P

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me? Take my hardcover copy of words of radiance (signed), glue it to my hardcover copy of way of kings (also signed), and then go to a bookstore and buy a hardcover copy of steelheart and firefight. (and the rithmatist because that's the only other Sanderson book I don't have a physical copy of). Then wack them in the head. 
 

Who needs superpowers when you have overweight books?

Seriously?: 

 

I walk casually down the street and rob a bank. Get arrested. Is safe in prison. 

4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I walk casually down the street and rob a bank. Get arrested. Is safe in prison. 

 

 

"You get one phone call."

 

"Alright, I'll call my... oh."

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"What about the Reckoners?"

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Ok kid, we called your parents, so-"

"you WHAT!?"

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Uh, they're saying they want to know when visitor hours are-"

 

"I am going to kill you now. Right after they kill me."

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The image of a murderous Epic standing in the lobby of a public high school, obediently signing the visitor's log with "Lady Sonia McMurderface" is both hilarious and terrifying. :mellow: 

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Um, you have to wait in line."

"Yes, sir." *procceeds to write name as Lady Sonja Mcmurderface*

 

"Um, right this way, your majesty."

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Um, you have to wait in line."

"Yes, sir." *procceeds to write name as Lady Sonja Mcmurderface*

 

 

"Lady Sonja... hey, are you related to Janet McMurderface? We dated in high school!"

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paranoia is a powerful tool. If I had at least a minute's warning that someone was coming for me, I could be equipped to survive comfortably in the woods for three days, climb out my window, and be hidden in the woods. After that I just hike cross country into town, then hitchhike up to Portland, where I would withdraw my savings and get on a bus to anywhere else.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paranoia is a powerful tool. If I had at least a minute's warning that someone was coming for me, I could be equipped to survive comfortably in the woods for three days, climb out my window, and be hidden in the woods. After that I just hike cross country into town, then hitchhike up to Portland, where I would withdraw my savings and get on a bus to anywhere else.

You want to go to Portland in order to be safe?  :blink:

4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to go to Portland to get Transportation to anywhere else in the world.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to go to Portland to get Transportation to anywhere else in the world.

Like, the afterlife? 

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my friends in particular is most likely to be an epic, and knowing her she would probably focus on world domination before going after the people she knew. Sadly I would probably be one of the first people she would hunt down. Yeah, if I'm not qn epic too, then I'm pretty stuffed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd probably be the Epic. Unfortunately. 

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Other people prepare for zombies. We prepare for epics.

I'd hide out somewhere noisy, crowded, bright and full of people I don't know. I'd lay false trail to a bookstore, though.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.