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Prodigal Daughter [Worm Alt-Taylor AU]

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Ack, Dec 25, 2018.

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  1. alethiophile

    alethiophile Shadowed Philosopher Administrator

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    So clearly, then, the question becomes how far Taylor can spread her null field, and whether Tt actually has to hug her to stay inside it for an hour or two.
     
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  2. Ack

    Ack (Verified Ratbag) (Unverified Great Old One)

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    Far enough for it to be useful, not so far that it's a story breaker.

    No.
     
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  3. Jake

    Jake Know what you're doing yet?

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    Well, Ack, you've finally done the one thing I thought impossible and made me feel genuine pity for Sophia.
     
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  4. NoFunposter

    NoFunposter Can't sleep, Salt will eat me.

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    Is it just me or does her power pretty much make her a slasher movie villain.
    Minor brute, prediction and getting into the target's head which probably results in them make bad decisions like splitting up, makes others powerless to stop her...

    It's like her shard looked at horror movie tropes and decided it wanted in on that.
     
  5. magic9mushroom

    magic9mushroom BEST END.

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    There are actually two plausible explanations for how Tattletale's power works in the back-end:

    1) Power deduces things from what's in Lisa's head (basically a phone line to an otherwise-naïve Sherlock Holmes).
    2) Power is simply feeding Lisa information about things, but is rationing it according to what she already knows (basically casting Legend Lore).

    I lean toward #2 because of this scene in her interlude:
    Some of those deductions flat-out make no sense - particularly the last one, since someone thinking up random numbers isn't thinking in keypad terms and their handedness therefore shouldn't be relevant. It feels pretty much like she's just inserting coins until the toy pops out, rather than an actual deductive chain.

    (I'll note that we do have other examples of powers functioning like this; Moord Nag is the most obvious example, while Leet and Purity are less clear.)
     
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