I sit here, once again, to defend the position of "winner". This may seem futile, since there is quite a long while before the closure of this game, giving those who would find the urge the opportunity to steal victory for themselves. But alas, one can never be too sure. This does bring a query to mind, though. -Who will the winner tell about this victory?- Yes, there will be the inevitable use of this bragging right in the new site, but outside of that, will anyone ever know? It's not exactly a thing to write home about. Nobody will be gliding around yelling down to everyone about how they clicked at the right time. That being said, this might be a worthy note to bring up amongst friends, if one has any of them. (Maybe you have ALL the friends, in which case... learn to share.) It certainly is a story that could be gussied up to sound more momentous than it actually is. Essentially, when friends are trying to one-up each other, this is a good piece of conversational ammunition when told properly. In all honesty, I was going to go through a list of people one could tell, but friends seem to be the only sensible choice. I don't know. If either of the two people that are going to read this far come up with anything, please share.
Speaking of sharing, there's the old expression: "Sharing is caring." If that is to be taken to heart, would one share with the others the joy of victory? Is this a competition worthy of shared victory? Least ways, there could be the traditional "First, Second, Third" system to award the runners up with their own share of the glory. An interesting observation is that this could turn into a team event. Two groups fighting to have someone in their team be the last one to relay a message through this message board. In that case, strategies could be concocted through team threads, like having one member shotgun posts while the others try to time their post carefully with the last second of the site's existence.
But, I digress. Back to the sharing of glory. Is it fair to assume that if a specific person or persons hadn't posted when they did, the winner may not have won? How about the creator of this thread? Surely they deserve a share of the victory for having been responsible in the first place, right? But how about THIS for an existencial question? What if NONE OF US were to earn this title? There are quite a few forums here. Each has quite a few threads. Is it not possible that someone, a third-party if you will, may post in another part of the site a fraction of a second later than even the latest among our ranks here in "Last Man Posting"? Would we ever know?... Would they? I guess the most logical way to approach it is to assume that if anyone is planning on posting last, they'd do it here. However, the "Most Recent Posts" section won't lie, so at least that's not a thing to worry about. Still, how embarassing (and, frankly, ironic) would it be to have all this set up and still not have anyone here win the honorable title of Most Patient Reptile? Food for thought...
Oh! Speaking of food, what does one celebrate with? Whatever is in the fridge/pantry is a popular response, but to add a bit of humor, one would want something set aside. In the unlikely event that I become victorious, I plan to spray around a bottle of sparkling cider and possibly make a cake beforehand, just to have a laugh about it later. What about other overdramatic celebrations; they don't need to involve food. Perhaps I'll throw on my old Corvo Attano costume and, should I win, blast the Dishonored theme and strike a victory pose. The issue is that something like this will undoubtedly make the winner laugh, but nobody else will be around to see it unless you throw a party for such an event, and good luck getting anyone over to watch that.
Anyway, just some inquiries as to celebratory processions.
It has come to my attention that, at 10:33 PST, I.......................... am winning.
"Legends don't burn down villages." - Ulfric Stormcloak