Moueska


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Updating first page: with a FAQ! (Not that anyone ever asks, but it seems like a handy thing to have instead of the original post)

FAQ:

What is posted here?
Plot points and general fanstuffs about the Home.woot stories can be found here. I started cataloguing them so I wouldn't get as confused.

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Who is posting here?
Me, so far. And you. Won't you post here?

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Who are the characters?
(There sure are a lot of them.)

The Apartment People:
Sylvia - Quick-witted, divorced, chain-smoking aunt you always wanted but might not have ever had.

Pamela - Sylvia's BFF, currently taking cooking lessons from Sylvia's ex-husband, Rod

Craig - Sylvia's Nephew, A bit of a goof and a geek

Danielle - Moved in post-college with Mary-Tyler-Moore spunk, and later rocks an adorable/library-haunting look

Phil - Immature, sleazy goofball. (See "Woot Prep College Girls") Danielle's on/off ex. [This week, they are - ON]

Brant - Lesley's long-suffering boyfriend, very go-with-the-flow attitude that helps maintain his relationship with his "other half"

Brant's Puppy - Could be named Raoul. Often referred to as "Nameless Puppy"

Lesley - See Ruttles & Co people. Long-term girlfriend of Brant.

Mike - Was watching Sylvia, we don't know why. But it's not good news.

Raoul - GBFF for Leslie, who [spoiler] thinks he is a robot [/spoiler]

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Peripheral Apartment People
i.e. While not in the apartments, these people are linked indirectly to the main Apartment People.


Rod - Sylvia's ex. A hinted "I'm not sure how I feel about you" relationship with Pamela.

Millicent - Sylvia's twin sister. Both seem to have a hint of the awesome.

Hinkle and Miller - Beat cop and Homocide detective. The buddy cops. Were watching the apartment. (I hope they show up again eventually.)

Chief Encharge - Hinkle and Miller's boss.

Ernie - The door to-door vaccuum salesman, who takes advantage of the golden grail in Nestoras' apartment complex. Everyone buys from him, and they don't even know why!

Marjorie - Ernie's wife.

Brandi - Ernie's gold-digging sugar doll.

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Ruttles & Co People:

Lesley - Potentially OCD, vaguely unhinged, and married to Brant. There is an entire file devoted to Lesley in the back offices of Ruttles & Co.

Maurice - Manager of Ruttles & Co, expects to retire on "The Leslie File" which is probably a "This American Life" episode just waiting to happen.

James "Jimmy" Greenwood - Top mattress seller at Ruttles, kind of mild personality (great for customer service) and has figured out how to get Lesley in and out of the store without causing a meltdown, apparently.

Lisa - Danielle's friend, but not living in the apartment. Hired on at Ruttles, and drop-dead gorgeous, according to all accounts. Also has an acting job doing webisodes to sell furniture. (Hrm...)



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Woot Prep College Girls

Honor - Friends with Charity, Purity, and Hope from HS.

Honor's roommate - Pals around with Phil. A lot. Thinks he's hilarious. It's not serious. Often very confused by the innocence of Honor.

Chastity - Not great swaths of development on Chastity, has some soul-searching to do. (She'd probably make a great vet story arc for Pets.Woot)

Purity - A go-getter, probably valedictorian, goodie-two-shoes TO THE MAXX. :D (Hates Honor's Roommate)

(Hope - wait, is Hope not in the dorms? OH, GOD, THERE'S NO HOPE, IS THERE?!)

Ophelia & Juliet - Roomies, probably drama/english majors from their speech patterns. (Total immersion acting FTW!)

Scarlett - A little rowdy. Not much info.


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Out of the apartment complex, into historical characters


Nestoras - Previously crushed on Sylvia. Also, previously the supervisor of the complex. (Moved to Greece in Jan 2013)


Nestoras' Poker Night Buddies

Paulie, Solomon, Hank - When I get more info, I'll have more description. Capice?

Giovanni - Another poker buddy, has a "recent" contract with Nestoras

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And that's everybody! So far, anyway!! (last updated 12/24/2012)

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Who writes these things, anyway?
It's a rotating batch of writers who provide content for the blogs and the write-ups across woot, so various ones end up here.The roster as of Autumn 2012 is here. One of them wrote whichever post you're thinking about. Probably.

(Spoiler: Most of the later Home.Woot passages were written by Scott Lydon and Amy Nance. And they rock.)

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When Woot finds posts relevant, where do they keep them?
They usually have their own trackbacks for plot points, which they've been cataloguing in woot-off blog posts.

I'll linky one below:

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/anolon-ultra-clad-12-open-skillet

(Not that anyone on here who's a regular for home.woot needs it.)

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Moueska


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http://home.woot.com/blog/post/ginsu-shoku-4-pc-steak-knife-set-1 <- Wherin we first meet the men of Ruttles&Co... and the Lesley File

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/valley-forge-all-american-flag-kit-2 <- Wherin we first meet Sylvia and Pamela

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/safedip-pool-tester <- Wherin the Nesty wins at Poker night

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/lg-petcare-canister-vac-lcv900b <- Wherin Brant Brushes up on Having a Puppy

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/kuhn-rikon-4th-burner-pot-2 <- Wherin Pamela's Pot is Purloined by a Particularly Petty Thief (Mike)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/8-memory-foam-mattress-king <- Wherin Jimmy (From Ruttles&Co) Meets Lisa

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/bon-appetit-1-3-hp-blender-5-colors <- Wherein Hinkle and Miller (the cops) are on stakeout
(~Srsly, someone find me a better trackback post for these two~)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/krups-pump-espresso <- Wherin the fourth wall is slightly dinged by Lisa and Danielle over Espresso. (Lisa in Webisodes: "Home Matters" - and it's kind of a "meta" plotline. I think. Who even knows what that means, anyway...)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/4-flip-wedge-pillow-1 <- Wherin four college coeds are vaguely linked to Phil (Chastity, Purity, Honor, and Hope - as in Hope we get to see more of them, but not around Phil! Ruttles&Co, maybe?)

http://home.woot.com/offers/dyson-dc23-canister-vacuum-7 <- Wherein Lesley speculates on whether or not Raoul is programmed to obey Asimov's laws of Robotics

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/pyrex-17pc-easy-grab-set-1 <- Wherein Rod goes all Billy Joel and starts Movin' Out (of his home.woot)

Moueska


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... I can NOT be the only one reading the stories that happens to be in the forums. Am I?

I expected there to be silent shippers, fanart, the works! Where's the love?

Moueska


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ThunderThighs


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LOL. That made me chuckle. Thanks for rounding these up!



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Not a problem! I'm glad I decided to get caught up, it reminds me a little of another serial series I used to read online. But, strangely, with better characters. And the characters are clothed WAY more often than the one I was reading.

I'll just have to keep up to date on it so I can post relevant (interesting) trackbacks.

Isn't there a family serial story on kids.woot, too?

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Moueska wrote:Not a problem! I'm glad I decided to get caught up, it reminds me a little of another serial series I used to read online. But, strangely, with better characters. And the characters are clothed WAY more often than the one I was reading.

I'll just have to keep up to date on it so I can post relevant (interesting) trackbacks.

Isn't there a family serial story on kids.woot, too?



Indeed there is. Here's the story line catch-up from the woot-off:

http://kids.woot.com/offers/grow-with-me-3-in-1-skateboard-barbie-1]



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I noticed the woot-off trackback post has a lot of my trackbacks in it! (Yay, I think?)
I guess I'll start a new post grouping every woot-off or so.
For timeline's sake, anyway.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/electrolux-ergorapido-2in1-stick-vac-1 Wherein Phil thinks he is "Phunnier" than he actually is. (And where Danielle probably decides to break up with him.)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/parsons-chairs-set-of-two <- Wherein Phil gets some help... (ntrly)


http://home.woot.com/blog/post/vinturi-deluxe-wine-aerator-set-3 Wherein Sylvia torches a perfectly good previous Woot item in exchange for us getting to see her do a spit-take. ("I'm calling Mom" = *delighted squee*)


Not directly plot related:

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/karcher-power-washer-car-kit <- HAUNTED HOME INSPECTOR! (The first "random TV episode" that had me lulzy - please, PLEASE tell me that Rod ends up on this show when he starts house hunting.)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/prospera-massager
<- Wherein Lesley is teased obliviously by da boys of Ruttles&Co (Classic!)

Moueska


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OHNOEZ.

Sylvia has gone missing.
Nestoras gets a clue.

I'm thinking it's not "YAM". I'm thinking it's "May". That is, unless the next item we see her with is a food processor, or the next scene she's in happens to be in Jamaica.

Which, given Sylvia's apparent mental state, is very likely.

Anybody else?




EDIT:

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/ginsu-15-pc-stainless-knife-set <- Cat's out of the bag!:
- Pam has revealed her cooking lessons with Rod
- Sylvia's an Identical Twin! (Well, maybe not a twin, but her sister apparently bears a striking resemblance to Sylvia, which often happens in families.)
- YAM could be a YAM after all. Grawhr.
- "Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaigory!" XD
- Oh, and Craig/Danielle were on a (non-)Date. Again, Grawhr.

Moueska


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Post-Sylvia Disappearance:

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/wolfgang-puck-grill-and-waffle-maker <- Nice going, Craig. You are GAR-UN-TEED to drive Danielle into Phil's arms that way.

Can I get a picard-style Facepalm for Craigory here?
ROGETRAY wrote:Absolutely





http://home.woot.com/blog/post/espressione-supremma-espresso-2 <- Wherein the sup puts the A back in "Nesty" (Fanservice? I think?)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/carolina-cottage-mission-rocker-2 <- Wherein a puppy gets a rubbing; Brant and Lesley discuss Cyborg Raoul; Brant inadvertently may have given L. permission to cheat. /facepalm Again

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/bissell-powerclean-rewind-vacuum-1 <- Wherein we meet Mike! He Slices! He Dices! He watches Sylvia like a hawk! He gets distracted by silly B&E blonde crazy women taking apart his vacuum cleaner! (Silly Mike)

Moueska


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(The following comments NEED TO BE STRAIGHTENED OUT BY PLOT POINTS OR THE ORIGINAL AUTHORS. KTHX. If I got it wrong, please kick me and tell me what's wrong.)

Okay, I think I've got it figured out.

Mike is watching Sylvia, who slipped out.

Sylvia is NOT being watched by the buddy cops. The buddy cops are watching everyone BUT Mike, but they SHOULD be watching Mike, because he's probably their directive.

Raul is not being watched by the cops, and is also likely not a cyborg. He may have slept with Lesley. (The story blips haven't told us whether it's happened or not.)

Lesley is psycho, and married to Brant, who has a puppy. Brant sure does like Lesley, but she sure is too crazy to have a baby with, whether she's ready or not.

Phil is in like-like with Danielle, and isn't catching the negative signals. Oh, and he's all about college girls.

Danielle is in like with Craig. She also recently declared that the last time with Phil was "the last time". He hasn't improved his chances.

Craig... is a mess. He's crushing on Danielle IRL, his aunt's gone missing, his mom probably knows where his aunt went.

The vacuum salesman is a figment of EVERYBODY'S IMAGINATION. J/K, he's there to sell vacuums for home.woot, and it's hilarious.

We KNOW the Pam has been hanging with Sylvia's Ex-husband, who's moving out of his current home 'cause it's too big. (And, hey, with Sylvia's apartment open maybe he'll be moving in?)

Ruttles&&Co don't seem to be in the main plot lines at the minute, but they're still torturing/being tortured by Lesley.

We've seen a little from the coeds, but I could do with a little more from the Frilly Foursome. Srsly. Like... Maybe put Craig in a writing class or something to improve his Sci-Fi. "AND SUDDENLY, THEY WERE ALL VAMPIRES!" (I LOVE IT! And yet...)



Differing opinions? Agreements? Completely wasting my time?

Moueska


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Re-Emergence of Sylvia!?

http://home.woot.com/offers/shun-ken-onion-7-santoku-knife#read-more <- Wherein... Millie gets personal.

Wow. Rod's hiding Sylvia.
Sylvia's sister is named Millicent (Millie!).
Sylvia's sister = Private Investigator?

:D

I'm wondering if "YAM" was to throw her sister off course, not point her in the right direction...


http://home.woot.com/blog/post/mint-hard-floor-cleaner-1 <- Wherein Millie gets Proof-Positive that Sylvia's couch-surfing at Rod's place. As if she didn't already know.

Moueska


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New woot-off, new recap post.
"We got a shout-out, We got a shout-out, We got a shout-out (hey hey hey hey)!"

Remember, this resource may not be the most accurate, but you're more than welcome to post on it!



http://home.woot.com/blog/post/cuisinart-6-piece-bakeware-set <- Wherein Mike breaks into Brant&Lesley's apartment, after swearing that he wouldn't get caught again.

~ Raul brains him with a pan.
~ Brant and Da Puppy wake up to find Lesley in Raul's arms. 0_o;

HEY! INTERESTING TRIVIA-

In the (anthropomorphic) world of Namir Deiter and "You Say it First", there is a sub-species/pet named "Brants". They're like a cross between a cat and a puppy.

It's partially because of this that I find it hilarious that Brant has a puppy.



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http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-dc17-refurbished <- Ernie (the door-to-door vacuum salesman) is going to go insane and fall apart... But first, PROFIT!!!

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/jura-j5b-auto-coffee-center <- More Ernie background: Marjorie agrees/disagrees that Ernie's a little over his head and a jerk for leaving her.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/insta-bed-queen-air-mattress <- (singsong)Millie knows what Sylvia's up-to! Rod, however, remains clueless.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-dc31-animal-handheld-vacuum <- Wherein Brant starts to catch on about Raoul and Lesley. Meanwhile, Lesley is using Raoul's Robotness to rationalize her budding affair.

Moueska


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Can I make a REALLY, REALLY humble request? Can you add "Shiela" and her two boys to the storyline? Maybe... like... in Rod's new neighborhood? I totally want to hear more about her. And by her, I mean that her ex is a mad genius and deserves bonus points if she really is a beast from the depths of the underworld.

:D

......PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moueska


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http://home.woot.com/blog/post/8-memory-foam-mattress-queen-or-king <- Brant theorizes: Raoul + Shopping + "Sex in the City" + Leslie = Not an Affair!

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/jaipur-5-x-7-6-rugs-6-styles <- STAY GOOD, MIKE! STAY GOOD!!!

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/pyrex-11-piece-bake-store-set <- Danielle's back! It looks like she joined the dark side, but forgot to bring cookies.

(BTW: I'm getting the feeling that "Phil" tamed her during college, but I'm all for library-based self-imposed depression. I was totally a library kid, too. I love you, Danielle!!! Have some red lipstick to go with your awesome look! :D It'll drive Craig crazy, he's totally into vampires. I think.)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/irobot-roomba-530-robotic-vacuum-3 <- I think Danielle broke Craig. He's projecting his feelings on the roomba again.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/haan-multi-purpose-steam-cleaner <- Honor's Rommate = Purity Enemy #1

( Personal settings:Existentialist post = Ignore)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/avery-adjustable-bar-stools-set-of-3 <- Meet Chief Encharge! ("Hinkle, Miller, I'm taking you out of the game.") Best Guess - Hinkle goes back to homicide detective work and cleanup. Miller goes Private Detective and hooks up with Millie. (Or Nesty)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/troy-bilt-18-reel-mower-with-catcher-2 <- Dennis the Menace makes an appearance! (Totally want to see more of Timmy! Like... for a Halloween post.)


http://home.woot.com/blog/post/krups-pump-espresso-1 <- Sitcom-style Phil and Danielle - Phil's digging on Lisa (who wants the dogs in her life to quit drooling over her anyway). Ref to prev Existential post.


http://home.woot.com/offers/kyocera-2-piece-cutlery-gift-set-red#read-more <- Meanwhile, at Ruttles&&Co... Jimmy is bitter (FOR NO FREAKING REASON) and Rod's a grouch

Meanwhile (outside of Sylvia-ville)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-dc34-handheld-vacuum-5 <- Ironically, Bernie's tomato's last name ends in an "I".

Moueska


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I've decided to make a fanpic/chart of our silly college girls. BUT! I don't know if they're blonde, brunette, leopard-spotted, or bald. So I'm just gonna go with my gut. ;) Until someone proves me wrong.

I keep thinking Honor's Roommate is a blonde with Brunette roots. XD

Honor, Honor's roommate

Chastity, Purity, (Hope - wait, is Hope not in the dorms? OH, GOD, THERE'S NO HOPE, IS THERE?!)

Ophelia & Juliet (also in Honor's dorm row/probably in the room next door)

Scarlett (A little rowdy. I like it!)

Moueska


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Keeping up with the Sylvia plotline:

Moueska wrote:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/insta-bed-queen-air-mattress <- (singsong)Millie knows what Sylvia's up-to! Rod, however, remains clueless.



http://home.woot.com/blog/post/snapware-3-piece-glass-canister-set <- Sylvia waxes poetic on nostalgic monologue (without revealing a darned thing)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/fiskars-deluxe-telescoping-weeder-3 <- I always kinda knew someone had a nickname for Nesty. I like mine better. (Nesty + Giovanni = Connextions!)

Moueska


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Updated the first post with a slightly more informative blast of stuff. (So, honest, it's ok to add questions to the FAQ, add posts, etc. Srsly.)

And... Stuff.
~*Ahem*~

Craig and Danielle get an automatic companion cube from me. [<3]

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/little-giant-alta-one-17-ladder <- Danielle says "It's the Roomba or me!" (ntrly - Craig can always run it when she's not visiting) Oh, and Dani twists her ankle. ;_;

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/lighted-beverage-tower <- Phil positions himself (again) for good times with Danielle. (I hope he gets texted a million times by Honor's roommate.)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/72-x-16-torchiere-floor-lamp <- Zzzt. Rod's house is HAUNTED! YES!!!

Moueska wrote:My mind's still on the fritz from yesterday.

How bad? Bad enough to make this:



http://home.woot.com/blog/post/irobot-roomba-530-robotic-vacuum-4 <- Craig's Roomba-mate furthers the concept of Resistentialism in the name of "LOVE!". (Clearly Roomba needs to meet "Nameless Puppy".)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/cuisinart-9-cup-food-processor-3-colors <- Wherein CRAIG HAS A KEY TO DANIELLE'S APARTMENT!!! :D

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/breville-smart-oven <- Honor's roommate must've had a really, REALLY rough night...

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/living-pure-4in1-heater-2-colors <- Ernie must have caught the "grouchy FOR NO FREAKING REASON" bug from Jimmy. Oh, and Brandi is sweetly oblivious of Ernie's waning attention. I think.

Moueska


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Bless you, Woot, for finally giving me a picture of Raoul. XD


Oh and I think I'll call this Woot-off recap post:
"And that's what you've missed on ~Glee!~"

TBH, I had been been wondering when the next Woot-off was...

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-dc33-multi-floor-vacuum-8 <- Death of a Salesman's Career. (Ernie, kid, you had it comin'.)


http://home.woot.com/blog/post/cuisinart-11-piece-cookware-set <- Lisa took on Lesley at Ruttles, but Maurice probably has enough in his Lesley Files to get the book to the bestseller list anyway. (NO idea why they were so disappointed. Guess they were spoiled...)

Crab wrote:Welcome to Rutles?

All you need is cash:



http://home.woot.com/blog/post/saeco-syntia-cappuccino <- Craig feels that Danielle is worth at LEAST $1000, per the Woot price on this week's post.

Moueska


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http://home.woot.com/blog/post/bakers-secret-8-piece-bakeware-set <- Pamela's Confession - also, WHAT is in Sylvia's past that's making her physically dig things up and giving her a mental complex?

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/fissler-blue-point-6-4qt-pressure-cooker <- Sorry, but I ain't buyin' it. Sylvia did NOT make that lamp flicker with the cord unplugged. But she would make an AWESOME character addition to a "Haunted Home Inspector" episode with Rod.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/snapware-3-piece-glass-canister-set-1 <- Nestoras puts Sylvia's things "to rest".

Moueska


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I admit. I let this languish due to classes. :D Update soon.

Things of note:

Danielle did the "WE~ ARE NEVER, NEVER EVER... GETTING BACK TOGETHER" montage. But the most recent post shows her with Phil after texting "somebody" to hang out. (GRAWHR - so that means she chose crazy won't-settle-down arse instead of Sweet "buys too much to say ILU" Craig)

Stan died, so Ernie probably has his apartment complex back.

Hinkle/Miller are all about social media (Hey, can you guys start a fanpage for those two? I'd find it hilarious to see the main writers for Hinkle/Miller in trench coats for a profile pic.)

Rod moved, Sylvia and Pamela are going to be OK, and the ACTUAL ghost SURE AS HECK better have followed Rod. Because the flickering light without the plug is just TOO GOOD to leave a dangling plot line.

Hope (from the first four-way pillow post) is a typo for Honor. I guess. ;D

Craig feels a little stalkery in his post-breakup sadness.
(Pure Speculation - Either Sylvia's a blonde now, or Craig's dating Ernie's dollface. Or something. SRSLY. WHO ELSE CALLS HIM CRAIGY-BEAR?! Answer: Not even his Mom.)

The silly girls are still silly.


And if you joined us from the Woot-off in November, welcome!

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I must admit that I love reading the write ups, sadly I am late to the party and don't know how far back they go and what I have missed. (Any way of getting a chronological list?)

I think the first story that I really noticed was Leslie and Brant's one year anniversary.

Moueska


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Eptadros, this forum string is probably the closest you're going to get to a chronological list, and although it might be more like a "Best Of!" it seems to hit most of the plot points. When I update, I usually go through and update chronologically. XD


This is one of the the earliest Woot-Off Trackback posts:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/anolon-2-piece-breakfast-set

The first few posts were a little sporadic while they got their pacing for a daily storyline under control.

I'll see if I can find the first ten in order, and after that I'll send you to to the archives. :D

Here's Sylvia's first post (/w an unnamed Nestoras, refs to Lesley and Brant):
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/valley-forge-all-american-flag-kit-1

Danielle's first post (Feat Sylvia and Pam):
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/kuhn-rikon-3-piece-cutlery-set-2


(The archives start to pick up here.)

Sylvia post (just description):
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dream-spa-handheld-shower-head-3

Rod vs Sylvia post (/w Nestoras):
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/ginsu-8-piece-magnetic-strip-knife-set

Sylvia, Pamela, and Lesley at Lesley's place:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/jura-j6-coffee-espresso-center

Sylvia and Lesley:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-10-bladeless-fan-1

Craig and Sylvia (about Danielle):
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/bush-antonia-42-tv-stand

Danielle and Phil:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/frigidaire-pro-12-cup-coffee-maker

Craig and Sylvia:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/elevate-6-piece-utensil-set

And Woot looked down upon RUTTLES, and saw that it was GOOD.:
http://home.woot.com/blog/post/ginsu-shoku-4-pc-steak-knife-set

The archive link WILL change, so the sooner you click, the sooner you can immerse yourself in the literal, bloggy archives.

(Also, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE COMPANY IN THIS THREAD! *runs around dusting the corners and sets up table with Exspresso.*)

Moueska


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Okay, time to get back to the Trackbacking:

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/push-back-recliners-your-choice <- Rodney's moved, we don't think the ghost moved with him.
(HUMPH!!! BRING BACK THE GHOST, YOU KNOW THAT SOMETHING MADE THAT LAMP FLICKER AND IT WASN'T SYLVIA!!!)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/vornado-whole-room-air-circulator <- Lesley was fussing Vor-NAY-do earlier. This is why.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/core-bamboo-3pc-cutting-board-set <- Danielle, conflicted.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/homesource-microcotton-6-pc-towel-set-4 <- Danielle, determined. (First sing-along-y post, by my count)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/neato-xv-11-with-pet-allergy-kit <- Nameless Puppy, with new pal! (And the demise of the enemy)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/cuisinart-4-slice-toaster-black <- Pamela TELLS ALL! And Sylvia finally knows who/what the heck she was hiding out from at Rod's. naughty list for Pammy...

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-dc35-multi-floor-vacuum-9 <- Ernie comes crawling back, just like Marjorie said...

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/little-giant-boost-adjustable-stepladder <- Honor's an honors student trapped in one of those terrible group assignments. XD TERRIBLY ENTERTAINING.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/oreck-ru41t-xl-signature-plus-ii <- Oh, and Stan's not dead. (Bee-Tee-Dubz)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/wallace-45pc-flatware-set-2-patterns <- And HOW is Craig coping with the break-up of the relationship that never gelled? BADLY.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/fleur-de-sel-salted-chocolate-carmels <- Honor's group project, unfurled with all the glory of Sylvia's American Flag

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/krups-burr-grinder-or-mini-chopper <- Lesley VS Raoul I

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/vornado-evap-2-humidifier <- In Which Danielle makes me tromp through the ENTIRE ARCHIVE looking for a post I can't find but seem to have forgotten...

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/mikasa-gourmet-basics-50-pc-set-2-styles <- In which the men at Ruttles & Co are insufferable to Lisa. (SRSLY, DUDES! XD)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/shun-classic-3-piece-set <- After Pam put Sylvia through PTSD for about five or six months, I guess this was a LONG time coming

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/ghd-pink-orchid-flat-iron-gift-set <- Lesley VS Raoul II

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/ginsu-4-piece-steak-knife-set-3-colors-1 <- Danielle seems pretty happy with her choice. (humph again)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dyson-10-bladeless-fan-3 <- Honor is having mixed feelings about... something. ;) True luff, peut-etre?

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/capresso-1-5-quart-glass-water-kettle <- Hinkle and Miller doing what they do best - hanging out and grumping about how they have nothing to do. (Someone HIRE THOSE TWO!)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/pyrex-easy-grab-19-piece-bake-set-2 <- Pre-arc-ing Danielle's parents for the next six months. Oh, and Danielle might be with Phil for that long, too,

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/josephjoseph-elevate-knife-set <- Christmas with Sylvia, Rod, Pam, and Craig. And Knives. YAY!

Moueska


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BIG NEWS!


http://home.woot.com/blog/post/holiday-snapware-storage <-- Wherein Lesley and Brant have an itty bitty announcement to make!

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/down-alternative-comforter <-- Wherein Nameless Puppy reminds me of "Lady" from "Lady and the Tramp"

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/shredz-11-sheet-cross-cut-paper-shredder-1 <- Purity is abandoning her Mary-Jane, Goody two-shoes ways. Heaven help her, because I doubt her next roommate will. (Unless it's Honor, of course.)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/forever-lazy-3-sizes-1 <- Wherein Sylvia comes home late from "hanging out" with Rod. Hmmmm...

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/lifesmart-infrared-heater <- Craig and Jimmy hanging out? This could be a good thing for Craig (now in the vicinity of Lisa), or a bad thing for Craig (His money could end up being put aside for purchases he doesn't even have yet at Ruttles.) Craig could use more friends, though, so I'm all for it! :D

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/shredz-11-sheet-cross-cut-paper-shredder-1 <- CAN. YOU. SHRED IT?! (How Jimmy and Craig do youtube... srsly, this could've been taped for the home.woot channel. If anyone wanted to shred a credit card...)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/cuisinart-4-slice-toaster-black-2 <- A Toast... TO TOAST! Also, apparently Sylvia's giving up smoking. And carbs. With Rod. And secrets, in general.

http://home.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5300063 <- FINALLY, SOME DEVELOPMENT ON CHASTITY!!! Okay, I'd LOVE to see her on the road with her new dude. Whoever he is. He was clearly worth breaking a whole dish set over.

http://home.woot.com/offers/saeco-incanto-deluxe-refurbished#read-more <- Bromance. (Poor Jimmy is still miffed about being turned down by Lisa on her "day one". Purity could be a good match for him... She could use a little more development and he could use a little more emotional grappling.)

Moueska


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With the new year: A new post!

Nestoras bows gracefully and quietly out. G'night, Nesty! Theoretically, his poker troupe goes with him.

Ernie hasn't shown up after returning to Marjorie. His sideplot may be tied shut for a little bit. At least until there are new apartment-dwellers to showcase, anyway.


It sounds like they're tying up some plot lines to open new ones:

Posts about Jimmy and Craig hanging out aren't quite as lovey-dovey as Craig and Danielle.

Jimmy is apparently a bit jealous of Lisa because she a hottie who's as clever about customer service as he is. Craig is obviously miffed that Danielle is through with him (momentarily or otherwise). Still no official evidence that Craig was seeing other girls - again, feel FREE to clue me in.

Danielle looks to be with Phil for quite some time. Christmas was CLEARLY the honeymoon period.

No ghost for Rod. (BOO!!!!) Also, Rod seems to be back to hanging out with Sylvia in the wake of Pamela being crazy.

Brad may have finally figured out all of Lesley's anniversaries. (And BABY'S ON THE WAY!!!)

We have NO clue yet who the new owner of the building is.

Chastity is dropping out and has a punk boyfriend. Literally. I was kind of hoping for her to be a pets.woot character - well, you can always go BACK to college!

Purity may-or-may-not be setting herself up for failure for the first time in her entire life.

Things that haven't changed:
~ Bored Hinkle and Miller are bored.

~ Raoul is still hilariously harlequin-cover manifique.

~ Honor is "staying the course" with her studies (as opposed to her comrades)

~ and WHERE is Honor's roommate? (I'm just worried for Danielle. If she's still texting Phil... bad things, my friends. Bad things.)

Moueska


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http://home.woot.com/blog/post/kyocera-2-piece-cutlery-set-red <- Chastity made me grin SO hard in this post. Also, her parents still aren't taking the "New Boyfriend" news very well.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/kitchenaid-14pc-cookware-set-2-colors-1 <- Phil and Danielle, settling in. Also, talk of moving out of the complex.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/oggi-4-bottle-liquor-dispenser-1 <- Hmmm... YOUNGER Pam and Sylvia... with Rod. A wink. A blush. A phone number. A familliar scrap of paper.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/wmf-58-piece-18-10-flatware-set-2-styles <- Wherein Jimmy utterly FAILS at culling Lisa's good favor. And Ruttles is set up for a lawsuit.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/oreck-xl-signature-plus-ii <- Wherein Craig spectacularly manages to WIN Lisa's good favor (...in part because Jimmy was right there, and FAILED so hardcore just earlier). ... I DO wonder what Danielle will say when Lisa tells her about Craig. If Craig can get past his "should I or shouldn't I call her" shyness, that is.

CowboyDann


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great post! I have been meaning to read up on these stories but never got around to it. Maybe I'll finally get caught up now!

koalamoo


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Okay, now I'm really stressing. I can cope without Hinkle and Miller, and Ernie and Nestoras. But, Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!!, Sylvia and Pam ARE THE SAME PEOPLE?!?!?! And now she/they are off to the mental hospital? Please please please, Woot, don't get read of my "stories". I love the one here and at Kids.Woot.

Moueska


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@cowboyDann - Now's the time to do it! It's between woot-offs, and we just got the biggest BOMBSHELL of them all!!!

koalamoo wrote:Okay, now I'm really stressing. I can cope without Hinkle and Miller, and Ernie and Nestoras. But, Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!!, Sylvia and Pam ARE THE SAME PEOPLE?!?!?! And now she/they are off to the mental hospital? Please please please, Woot, don't get read of my "stories". I love the one here and at Kids.Woot.



AGREED! And thanks for joining in! The writers NEVER get enough praise in the comment threads, so I know they really love when people say they love their stuff. :D

That being said, I'm totally sad that Hinkle & Miller never got their proper story, although the schaudenfreude of being kicked out is a good backstory to "down on their luck" noir...

Slydon


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Mouseka, this seemed as good a place as any to check in with you, because you've done an AMAZING job of keeping up with us over the last year. You even helped us find new ways to take the characters as we saw them through your eyes. And yes, the first thought everyone had as this began winding down was about you.

The truth is, as much as we love what we're doing, we're at a point when we simply can't keep working on this project at the level it requires. Nobody's told us to stop, but Amy and I ultimately had to either divide ourselves into two extra people or scale things back a bit.

The WORST part of this, to me, is thinking I'm letting you down. Every writer dreams of having a fan do to their work what you did to ours, and we're honored we did something that resonated with you. So, because of the love you showed us, I'll tell you a secret: there's a real chance you'll see our characters show up from time to time anyway. It won't be EVERY day, but it will be some days, and you're always welcome to stop by this thread and update so everyone else knows what's happening.

I hope you keep reading our daily writeups as we explore new directions, and I very much hope you keep giving me feedback on what you like and don't like. At the end of the day, everyone who bothers to read our words really do matter to us, and we want to make you as happy as we can.

Thank you for doing all this. Thank you for reading. And thank you for being you.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

amynance


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Slydon wrote:Mouseka, this seemed as good a place as any to check in with you, because you've done an AMAZING job of keeping up with us over the last year. You even helped us find new ways to take the characters as we saw them through your eyes. And yes, the first thought everyone had as this began winding down was about you.

The truth is, as much as we love what we're doing, we're at a point when we simply can't keep working on this project at the level it requires. Nobody's told us to stop, but Amy and I ultimately had to either divide ourselves into two extra people or scale things back a bit.

The WORST part of this, to me, is thinking I'm letting you down. Every writer dreams of having a fan do to their work what you did to ours, and we're honored we did something that resonated with you. So, because of the love you showed us, I'll tell you a secret: there's a real chance you'll see our characters show up from time to time anyway. It won't be EVERY day, but it will be some days, and you're always welcome to stop by this thread and update so everyone else knows what's happening.

I hope you keep reading our daily writeups as we explore new directions, and I very much hope you keep giving me feedback on what you like and don't like. At the end of the day, everyone who bothers to read our words really do matter to us, and we want to make you as happy as we can.

Thank you for doing all this. Thank you for reading. And thank you for being you.



Yeah! What he said. Much love and Apple Jacks. XOXO

Slydon


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koalamoo wrote:Okay, now I'm really stressing. I can cope without Hinkle and Miller, and Ernie and Nestoras. But, Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!!, Sylvia and Pam ARE THE SAME PEOPLE?!?!?! And now she/they are off to the mental hospital? Please please please, Woot, don't get read of my "stories". I love the one here and at Kids.Woot.



Kolamoo, I want to thank you as well! I hope you'll stay around and enjoy what we do next, and maybe laugh and wave when the old guard show up from time to time. It's good to have fans, and we don't want to lose you.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

Moueska


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Slydon wrote:And yes, the first thought everyone had as this began winding down was about you.



This, I never expected. ^_^;

The truth is, as much as we love what we're doing, we're at a point when we simply can't keep working on this project at the level it requires. Nobody's told us to stop, but Amy and I ultimately had to either divide ourselves into two extra people or scale things back a bit.



I didn't know whether or not you had extra pressure from the sort of storytelling that I could feel in the daily vignettes - but you both (and everyone else who might have worked on it) had both effort and talent in each linked post, as well as each post that wasn't linked. I actually boosted the signal once or twice on G+, because they weren't just copy. I mean, they WERE, but you know what I mean...

The WORST part of this, to me, is thinking I'm letting you down. Every writer dreams of having a fan do to their work what you did to ours, and we're honored we did something that resonated with you.


/could be knocked over with a feather

So, because of the love you showed us, I'll tell you a secret: there's a real chance you'll see our characters show up from time to time anyway. It won't be EVERY day, but it will be some days, and you're always welcome to stop by this thread and update so everyone else knows what's happening.

I'll try to catch-and-link. Of course I'll be watching to see what happens, even if I end up defaulting to lurkmode again. (Believe it or not, that really IS my default mode, which is the case with a LOT of communities I take part in.)

I hope you keep reading our daily writeups as we explore new directions, and I very much hope you keep giving me feedback on what you like and don't like. At the end of the day, everyone who bothers to read our words really do matter to us, and we want to make you as happy as we can.

:D I can promise to try? My responses might get buried in amongst all of the other (product-related) posts and critiques, but I'll pop up here and there.

Thank you for doing all this. Thank you for reading. And thank you for being you.


No...

Thank you Amy and Slydon, for creating a group of compelling, funny, and extraordinary characters that made me WANT to chronicle it. :D I'll be looking forward to seeing them all again. And I'll be around, too.

Moueska


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Just so we have context for the above posts: if you haven't read BACK in the home.woot catch-up thread, Spoilerz be here! Don't start with the end!

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/dream-spa-30-setting-slide-bar-shower-1 <- Epilogue for Nesty

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/core-bamboo-16-pc-drawer-organizer-set <- Danielle and Phil, settling in. (With a new home, new home.woot merch!)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/put-your-feet-up-recliners-your-choice <- YAM. It all makes sense now. Mostly. [Pam and Sylvia Spoilers be here, as though they weren't mentioned elsewhere in the thread!]

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/breville-youbrew-coffee-maker-1 <- AND SUDDENLY, VAMPIRES! [Spoilers for Lisa and Craig here]

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/sei-coventry-large-tv-console <- Epilogue for Marjorie and Ernie.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/shun-classic-3-piece-set-2 <- Wherein Honor makes the "right" choice.

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/holmes-twin-ceramic-heater <- Wherein Hinkle and Miller head off into the sunset, perhaps with a carjacking warrant out for their arrest when we see them next. (AND I MEAN IT. WHEN WE SEE THEM NEXT.)

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/remington-king-of-shaves-kit-9 <- Epilogue for Raoul, who ought to migrate to tech.woot

http://home.woot.com/blog/post/snapware-storage-boxes <- Nameless Puppy and Lesley have their last say... for a little while.

koalamoo


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Slydon wrote:Kolamoo, I want to thank you as well! I hope you'll stay around and enjoy what we do next, and maybe laugh and wave when the old guard show up from time to time. It's good to have fans, and we don't want to lose you.



Wow. I never expected anything from y'all. I'm a devoted lurker for the most part, but when characters started ending storylines I knew I had to say something about appreciating y'all.

Thank you both for writing the stories. I've enjoyed logging in every day to read about The Apartment People and all the crazy shenanigans you've put them through. I hate that this has to come to an end, but I understand the pressures y'all must be under trying to write these every day. So thank you both, and I'll look forward to seeing them pop in and out of writeups.

Moueska, thank you too for starting this thread. I popped into the product comments thread every day to see if you had something to say about the storyline that day.

And now, I'm off to the kids.woot site to give their writers love for that serial.

Slydon


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koalamoo wrote:And now, I'm off to the kids.woot site to give their writers love for that serial.



That's also Amy and I, so thank you!

(You're starting to understand why we needed to be two people each, aren't you?)

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

justkissmybass


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Slydon wrote:That's also Amy and I, so thank you!

(You're starting to understand why we needed to be two people each, aren't you?)



Wow, you two do some amazing work. I would have sworn there was a small army of writers, especially between the two sites. I've been enjoying these stories for a few months now, and they really do get me coming back to the site daily to see what happens next to these characters I've really started to care about (and maybe buying a couple more things than I would have otherwise...) It's actually a bit of an inspiration to see creative writing has more uses these days past just writing books.

Also thanks so much for all the recaps, Mouseka! Really helped when I first discovered the stories to go back and find out how everything started.

Moueska


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justkissmybass wrote:Also thanks so much for all the recaps, Mouseka! Really helped when I first discovered the stories to go back and find out how everything started.



Thanks! I think my attention to the thread was probably after being involved with so many fan forums... I'm glad it helped at least a few people!

Moueska


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The final Woot-Off post

Final Epilogue for Sylvia and Pamela <~ The Adventure Continues!

I got a little misty. ;_;

Welcome, if you joined from the woot-off post. Start with the first few posts, or trawl the archives and come share thoughts here! We're glad to have you!

(To the writers: I hope that if you DO pick up the stories again in full force, you shanghai a third or fourth author into the arrangements. I'm sorry that the story on kids.woot is ending, too!)