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With This Ring (Young Justice SI) (Thread Fourteen)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Mr Zoat, Jan 27, 2019.

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  1. Darko

    Darko Connoisseur.

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    I think her natural color is black like her sisters and she was just dyeing it blonde.

    Blonde hair isn't exactly a common hair color among Asians.
     
  2. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker

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    With any luck things should be settled soon. Assuming some idiot doesn't get more stupid ideas about their place in the world.

    Safe to assume they work like humans do, unless otherwise noted. So things like colouring are probably guided by their divine nature... Consider guys like Sleez...

    Considering there's like half a dozen Earthborn New Gods, that is a monumental understatement.

    Unless it somehow modified her DNA (and I wouldn't put it past Sheeda science,) that's unlikely. Worst case, she cuts her hair short and grows it back.

    And you know he will ask that, if Artemis is still around. And she'll be like, "What? Oh! Fuck you, Grayven."

    I doubt it's better than any other city, given the utilitarian nature of Sheeda habitation, amongst the lower ranks at least...

    The joy of holding the keys to making new troops. You're too valuable to attack without risk of destroying that production capability. Makes for a safe home base, unless someone feels up to committing a major atrocity.

    Ah, the best part of meeting old friends: Catching up.

    And since they've naturally teamed up, the rest will choose to fold for fear of being eradicated. Nice.

    Feh, even cats are smart enough to work together to gain something. The Highborn seem to be hardwired with chronic backstabbing instincts. Probably at the Queen's behest, so they would focus on getting ahead of each other for her favour rather than eyeing up her throne...

    No doubt quite a lot. Still probably less than Grayven's bodycount. And, honestly, Sheeda tend to be kind of easily replaceable. The only issue is knowledge and skillsets. If they're anything like Dark Eldar, there's probably a mechanic to stripmine neural data from their brains.

    Ultimately, you made it work, more or less. That's what counts, in the end. Don't get bogged down looking back. That's never good for the soul.

    "Like a lawnmower, when necessary." Seriously, while headhunting might have worked, there would probably still be holdouts who ignore the way the wind's blowing. Even if that wind is the breeze of Grayven's sword passing by their head.

    Now you look into A: evacuating the Universe and B: identifying the cause of the Vampire Sun effect.

    No, but Mother Box might have some ideas to try. He's the muscle, he leaves the science to other people.

    Like the song says, 'It's a small world after all...' :p And no, I will not apologise for any Earworms I may have just triggered. :sneaky:

    Yes, let's not poke the demonstrably grabby giga-structure with anything less than a ten-million-foot pole. Especially since it might be the only thing between you and the Big Crunch.

    ...There are two celestial bodies left... What if the Sun's been catching a bad rap?

    I still find it fascinating that when he felt a little Black, it took a firm hold... Oh, Hells... It's Nekron, isn't it? He and the Life Entity are the only two sources of emotional light left in the universe, trapped in a constant cycle of growth and draining, until they finally end up forced together as the Source Wall contracts... At which point, they act like the ultimate combo of matter and anti-matter, triggering the death of one universe and the birth of the next in a Big Bang. And boy, I wish QQ had a[glow=orange] Glow[/glow] BBcode like SB does

    Pfft. Do the Sheeda even have any forms of entertainment these days that don't involve pain, sadism and death? No heroic fiction or romantic legends?

    Oh-ho, that's informative. Do tell...

    Come on, make with the exposition! We've been jonesing for this all episode.

    So, they can barely identify that it was organic in the first place. Yay.

    And make sure no-one's died in the time they've been chatting. Seriously, itchy stabbing hands...

    Oh, what's gone wrong now? because at this point, I doubt anything good could happen.

    Heh, subtle hint that the Highborn can't have missed. that will raise interesting discussions around the dinner table for them later.

    This better be good...

    Oh, it is good...

    Very very good! Finally some answers!

    And the plot moves along, at the speed of convenience. Thank goodness, this is turning into the Namek sage... Wearing out its welcome somewhat, well-written as it is.
    And my two cents on Artemis' hair colour? Even if she is naturally blonde, that doesn't mean she can't dye it a different shade of blonde. :rolleyes: Seriously, 'Blonde' covers quite a range of shades, from lightish browns to almost ginger to pale, pale yellow-white...


    Godspeech:
     
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  3. DeathlessProficiency

    DeathlessProficiency Getting sticky.

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    So... why did Artemis kiss him?
     
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  4. Lurker Scum

    Lurker Scum Getting some practice in, huh?

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    At the time, it would have been a kiss of relief. As in "I've spent the last 200 years trying to unite these idiot cities to fight Sheeda Hitler but Sheeda Hitler turned out to be one of my best friends from when I first arrived on this shithole. I'm so happy!". Now? Zoat's playing coy so we don't know if that relationship advanced any further than that yet.
     
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  5. Darko

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    Hello my name is Murphy.

    More like necromancer.

    You bastard.

    Well him or someone with the Anti Life Equation.

    They probbaly do have heroic fiction and romance, but it's more likely to also include death and sadism, and their romantic entertainment is something akin to Bonnie and Clyde.
     
  6. Darko

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    But there is no Guru here, though that could explain why the universe is so small, Guru ate the rest and became SUPER fat.

    Seriously I can't really see Guru as being anything other than his Abridged self now, along with Popo and of course Nappa.
     
  7. Vaermina

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    Except she didn't dye it because she was naturally blond like her father.
     
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  8. Stsword

    Stsword Versed in the lewd.

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    She's half asian.

    And yes she's a natural blonde- [​IMG]. Unless you think she's been dying her hair since she was nine years old.

    And really, you thought she was dying her hair in a way that makes her look like her abusive supervillain father? That is even less likely than her being a natural blonde in my opinion.
     
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  9. Vaermina

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    Nice find! I forgot about that specific bit.
     
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  10. Darko

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    And even then it's still a fairly rare color. It's more likely to occur, but it's still rare.

    Children today are doing all sorts of things at a younger age and dyeing hair is one of the mildest of those things.

    Also Artemis didn't exactly have a standard childhood.

    You do realize that children from abusive homes can sometimes have conflicting feelings regarding their parents right?

    On one hand they may hate them, but on the other hand some part of them may want their parents to love them and they can have some affection for them even if they are abusive. This can continue for years, even if they left their parents and stopped trying to please them.

    Artemis could have dyed her hair in order to feel closer to her father and she kept doing that for years, and even if she lost any desire to please him or feel closer to him she may have still dyed her hair because she either liked how it looked, or just developed a habit.
     
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  11. Stsword

    Stsword Versed in the lewd.

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    And still her being a natural blonde is more likely than her dying it since she was nine.
     
  12. Darko

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    It's also more likely for children to be raised by people who aren't assassins, but it wasn't in Artemis' case.

    It's not exactly that difficult to believe that someone would dye their hair since they were young.

    Some kids get piercings like earrings when they're pretty young, so dyeing hair is fairly low on the weird scale.
     
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  13. Vaermina

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    Don't forget her eyebrows are also blond.
     
  14. BR549

    BR549 This is filth! FILTH!!

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    Someone's been watching Gen:LOCK.
     
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  15. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    No, Stupendium.
     
  16. Z3r0Sama

    Z3r0Sama Know what you're doing yet?

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    Is the sun feeding on the life entity? Would maybe kinda explain why the universe is shrinking.
     
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  17. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 Not too sore, are you?

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    If it turns out that I'm actually right then I'm going to unreasonably angry over a victory.

    Why are you doing this to me you damn menace of a brain?
     
  18. Senevri

    Senevri Know what you're doing yet?

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    My understanding is that a large chunk of that was because of the Source Wall causing temporal dilation, and not just Renegade dragging his heels conquering cities. Does this imply that it took them a 100 years to get to beetle rocket experiment? MrZoat mentioned 300 years, after all....
     
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  19. Senevri

    Senevri Know what you're doing yet?

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    Her father is blond(e) , IIRC, so it's more likely than for most. OTOH, I wouldn't be surprised if the showrunners just forget these things....
     
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  20. King of Frost

    King of Frost Wishing I was somewhere colder no doubt.

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    Okay, so the kiss was just an "Oh my god I'm SO glad to see you." response, not an "I am suddenly very attracted to you now that everyone we know are gone." response.

    Sorry, I've been reading some not-so-good SI stories lately and in these kinds of situations it was always the latter. Made a few assumptions.
     
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  21. Stsword

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    I doubt it.

    Kaldur has dark eyebrows, despite his mother being blonde.

    So it seems one member of the Team does in fact dye their hair to look like a parent, it's just Kaldur.

    Artemis's look was inspired by a half asian gal who has natural blonde hair- Hanah Cook.

    [​IMG]

    "Victor Cook’s daughter is naturally blonde, though she’s one-half Korean on BOTH parents’ side, making her one-half Asian total. She, in part, served as one of our inspirations for Artemis." Ask Greg.
     
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  22. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Versed in the lewd.

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    It honestly doesn't matter in the slightest. The fact that it took him more than a few months to let his only real ally/friend know that he's alive/that she's not alone in the end of times is SoD breaking for me.

    South Pole to New England (or wherever it was that he and Artemis landed in) is the distance you can walk in several months if you're determined enough (a 60-year-old guy did it in the 70s apparently). Grayven isn't a 60-year-old human and he doesn't have to walk it, he can fly. Even if he had no magical radio, even if he had no messenger zombie pidgeons, taking one to three centuries to get in touch with her is ridiculous.

    I can lose time when playing a good strategy game as much as the next guy but come on!
     
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  23. david15

    david15 Know what you're doing yet?

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    she was based on the daughter of a friend of one of the people behind the show the girl she's based on is a blue eyed blonde girl who is part Asian, look it up if it bothers you that much
     
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  24. Mr Zoat

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    Sheeda don't have a long range communications network and he prioritised stabilising Sheeda civilisation.
     
  25. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    Kaldur isn't the best example. As a non-pureblood Atlantean, he has all kinds of biological shenanigans going on.
    Most of the blondes people see nowadays are brunettes who dye their hair, but not their eyebrows.
    Subconsciously, people start to think that's what blondes are supposed to look like.
     
  26. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Versed in the lewd.

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    That's... nice but it doesn't make my SoD feel any less broken. Then again I am not ageless New God so what do I know.
     
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  27. DAT_NOOB

    DAT_NOOB Accused of writing in a far away land

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    You haven't accounted for stabilizing regions that were conquered, losing territory, reconquering territory, a war going on so people at actively trying to disrupt his communications, the fact he doesn't know exactly where she is or if she has moved, having to advance in the wrong direction to take out big threats, etc...

    I'm sure if Grayven just decided to walk towards her while the entire planet burned around him he'd do it in several months, but that rather offends his nature.

    I once again point to Alexander the great who took 13 years to 'walk' 5-6 thousand kilometres which is roughly two-thirds of the distance from America to Antarctica (just the countries starting and ending at the closest points), and Grayven is fighting an enemy civilisation a little more advanced than alexander.
     
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    Does the thread have any ideas on what he'll do with the Sheeda long term? We know that, once shit is stable enough, they're going to be working on some sort of time portal and ditching this place, even if they do fix whatever star-vampire bullshit is making this planet a lost cause.

    Do we think Grayven is just going to ditch his investment here? Leave the people and resources he conquered? Because I doubt it.

    So I assume he's going take them back to the past/present and resettle them somewhere if at all viable. So where would he put them? The Vega cluster seems like an option, but he's already putting a lot of eggs in that basket. Some random empty world? Find some despotic alien dipshit and show them how it's done?
     
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  29. Darko

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    Kaldur is also half Atlantean, a people that have added fish DNA to themselves, so he's not exactly a good example.

    It doesn't really bother me all that much, I was just trying to give reasons for why Zoat would make it so that she dyes her hair blonde.
     
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    It just seemed that with her mother being Vietnamese and given the age of the relevant parties she'd almost certainly have to bleach it.
     
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