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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. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
  2. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    Well he did like to shapeshift into animals before getting busy...
     
  3. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Her protfolio is basically just marriage and maybe family, along with women and sometimes childbirth.

    Though she may be pleased seeing him acting like a great husband and father.

    Though Adam may not be so easy to harm like other mortals if she tried to do that.

    Not difficult to accomplish.
     
  4. moralrelativity

    moralrelativity Recovering pendant.

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    work bests -> works best
     
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  5. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, recorrected.
     
  6. Mquz

    Mquz Versed in the lewd.

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    Looks like Zoat made Hera goddess of romantic relationships in general. That’s surprisingly close to being goddess of friendship
     
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  7. Fouredged

    Fouredged Versed in the lewd.

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    Artimis is the goddess of "no we are just friends"
     
  8. Idkusername

    Idkusername Versed in the lewd.

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    That’s the difference between a goddess of friendship and a goddess of the friend-zone.
     
  9. Maxx Crowley

    Maxx Crowley I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Can't say I was expecting a Hera chapter. Nor that OL was actualy serious before.

    Though the one flaw is, like just about every other woman he deals with, she's instantly more interesting than Jade.
     
  10. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    If that were known out in the galaxy, it would do a lot to cement Earth's reputation as one of the really scary parts of Space Australia.
     
  11. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Has Paragon or someone experimented with infusing metahuman blood with the Danner formula? The last time I remember that being discussed was Paulphidian talking with Black Canary. It strikes me as a possible option for facilitating Henry King's joining LEGION if Paragon can't simply de-age him (I'll understand if that's not possible, I just don't remember it being definitively stated one way or the other in-story).
     
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  12. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    No, Goddess of Marriage. Hera is patron of long term relationships. Aprodite is still Goddess of One Night Stands, Flings and Immediate Attraction.
     
  13. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    The distinction between Prelates and Primates indicates a sort of separation between church and state, but is there a historical reason why the magic-users didn't just position themselves as ultimate theocratic authorities? Given that the hierarchy is believed to be divinely ordained and all.
     
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  14. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Because ruling took a lot of time which couldn't be spent on magic research.
     
  15. Senevri

    Senevri Know what you're doing yet?

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    No, no... I think they meant Arty is the goddess of "gal pals" in the sense as historians report them.
     
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  16. Idkusername

    Idkusername Versed in the lewd.

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    I think you need to take a break from QQ, friend.

    In al seriousness, this is the first I’m hearing about credible sources calling Artemis and her merry band of misfits as being defined by poorly hidden lesbianism. I’m pretty sure (Like 99%) he’s referring to the fact that Arty is a virgin goddess, and the only time she ever fell in love (in some tellings of her myth with Orion), she shot him down (sometimes literally).
     
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  17. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I wonder if Diana (Wonder Woman, not Roman Artemis) will develop a variant of Hera's God-speech when invoking her Truth Goddess powers. I think little star-symbols would be thematically appropriate and fun (evoking the metaphor of light as revelation and truth).

    Was Paragon actually metaphysically affected by Hera's words in any significant way, or was his acquiescence more mundane due to not wanting to irritate the powerful goddess? I feel like he would at least sense it if it was the former.
     
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  18. Darko

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    It's possible that he felt her using her powers and was either affected a bit by it, or sensed her using it but sat down because he saw how serious she was.
     
  19. Coda

    Coda I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Oh my. Earth-native God Speech.

    As a longtime Puzzle and Dragons player, I always think of this Hera.

    (... wow, has it really been eight years since I started playing?)

     
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  20. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    These are the gods no one wanted or deserved.
     
  21. Threadmarks: Back Seat (part 18)
    Mr Zoat

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    5th July 2012
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    Natasa nods uncertainly.

    "I'm… I.. can raise the shades of any who exist in Lord Hades' halls, which includes the shades of those who are not human. The shade of those housed elsewhere would require negotiations with their God of the Dead."

    "What if they don't have one?"

    "Then… With the head of their pantheon. Unless they have reincarnated."

    "Is there..? If someone-. If a soul is reincarnated, is there a record of where they went? The fact that they were reborn?"

    "Lord Hades keeps such records, as do the gods of the Hindus. For other pantheons, I do not know."

    "How about if they don’t have a religious belief?"

    "The.. a-li-ens whom you brought to Lord Hades did not worship him in life. Is that what you meant?"

    Unsurprisingly, Ancient Greek doesn't have a word for 'space aliens'. Even in English, 'alien' literally just means 'not from around here'. Alan generally says 'space aliens' when I'd just say 'aliens', but for the Amazons just calling them xénos wouldn't make sense. They call Greeks from the mainland xénos. In fact, that's what they usually use the word for; other nationalities are referred to by their name. The sudden need for a word to refer to people and things from a little further afield than Crete led to the Amazons mugging a leaf out of English's book and stealing a loan word.

    "No. When their souls were left on Ater Clementia, just drifting around."

    "Yes, that would be easy. Even if they did not want to speak with me, I could certainly identify them."

    "Could you tell if they'd died and been reincarnated?"

    "If I could find their body. I am… I know the rites, but-" She shakes her head. "-there is little call for them on Themyscira. I do not know that I have the skills you want."

    "Would you be willing to try?"

    "Yes-. Wait. Where do you wish me to try?"

    "Mars."

    She frowns. "Ares?" Then she smiles. "Is he dead? Did you and the Princess kill him?"

    "No. And not the Roman deity either. The planet."

    "Another world?"

    "You are.. familiar with the idea that-."

    "Yes, I-. Know. I…" She looks around the temple, probably as an excuse to not look at me. "Haven't.. left Themyscira."

    "In over three thousand years?"

    "In the entire two thousand eight hundred and seventy three years of my life. I was born here."

    "The door to New York has been there for-."

    "A few more of my sisters have requested initiation into the mysteries of the Cult of Hades, thanks to your efforts at changing the way we are perceived. But with Thana away, I am the senior priestess."

    "Given how infrequently Amazons die, and how cheerful Lord Hades is at the moment, I'm pretty sure you could get away for a few hours."

    "If I refuse, will you drag me out of the temple to… Fondle in the way you did Thana?"

    "Will I need to? DO you want me to? Shoving people out of their ruts is a devotional act for me."

    She looks away, clearing her throat.

    "That will not be necessary. I will accompany you to.. Mars. Will there..? Be other people around?"

    "Um. We can go somewhere without other people if you prefer? Most of the Martians I've met have been fairly nice."

    "Perhaps if I could just… View them from a distance?"

    I hold out my left hand. "I can manage that."

    She regards my hand for a moment, then takes it. Some Amazons like seeing their home from far above. Io adjusted to being away fairly quickly, but while Thana adjusted to her own company as part of the job it looks like Natasa picked a job that didn't involve being around people because that's how she prefers it.

    Each to their own. Not like Themyscira is short on… Whatever the medieval version of a shut-in is.

    "Ready? " She nods. "Three, t-"

    Transition.

    "-wo, and we're here."

    Natasa looks around at the desolate panorama surrounding us, then tilts her head back to take in the giant telekinetic pillars that are just about the only decoration on this part of the Martian surface.

    "So we're looking for the shade of a wizard called 'Karmang'. He's from a very long time ag-"

    "I'm on.. another world."

    "-o. Yes, I did say."

    "Yes." She looks down at the ground. "This land… It even feels dead."

    "It is. The locals live underground, aside from a few areas they're replanting. You specified 'isolated', so-."

    "I appreciate your consideration. If the spirit of Karmang is willing to speak with me, this will be quick. Otherwise I must simply call… How long ago did he die?"

    "He's the founder of modern Martian society. He might even be amongst the first generation of modern Martians."

    "And how are modern Martians distinguished from ancient Martians?"

    "Ancient Martians spend their entire lives on fire."

    "I will.. bear that in mind."

    "I could build a small shrine here if that would help?"

    "No, Pavlos, alienating the local gods would not make calling one of their own back into the material world easier. Please, simply remain quiet for a time."

    Which I.. do. Perhaps it's unfair of me, perhaps a product of the fact that I didn't grow up on Themyscira, but if given the choice between a scholar and a cleric, I'll go with the scholar every time. The Professor of Post-Mortem Communications the Regent introduced me to would probably still be more reliable, but he said that he'd want to study the entire thaumosphere in detail before trying anything. Whereas a Themysciran priestess could try right away with a fair chance of success. The Professor is still my backup option if this doesn't work, but if the Council reaches a decision before the shield goes down then I can't-.

    "Pavlos?"

    "Got something?"

    Natasa frowns thoughtfully at me.

    "This may be a strange question, but are you certain that 'Karmang' is amongst the dead?"
     
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  22. Itypeslow

    Itypeslow Corpses for the Corpse God!

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    This is an amusing image, kind of like animal chained to the drums
     
  23. Darko

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    Not a nice smile I take it.

    Ahh, so Paul's weird sexual experiences are not just confined to Vega and giant spider women.

    Wow, she's kept count.

    If Paul wasn't dating Jade then I think this chick would be the perfect match for him.

    'that's how'

    maybe 'reaches'
     
  24. Katillno

    Katillno Verified Nobu fan

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    So ya thinking about rereading this fic for fun and since my memories of a lot of the early and mid stuff is fuzzy but the size is just so daunting the fact that this fic has me of all people saying that is praise worthy
     
  25. Ngamer11

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    I'm surprised she was able to just roll with that little factoid.

    Here we go. Time to see if Paul can deal with this diplomatically or do what the Renegade did and just kill Karmang and his followers.
     
  26. Darko

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    Ehh, she's probably seen all sorts of weird species.

    She may have seen centaurs, satyrs, nymphs, drayds and who knows what else in her long life.

    Not completely sure Karmang is dead.

    He may have teleported to safety.

    This sentence feels weird.

    maybe 'they were just drifting'
     
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  27. BlueMangoAdea

    BlueMangoAdea Alive. For now.

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    Time to search the planet for Karmang's desires, I suppose. Though the fact that he is a magic user might hinder things.
     
  28. Fellow

    Fellow Know what you're doing yet?

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    You'd be surprised by how fast you can go through it. I've re-read it three times now, though I do skim parts that I didn't particularly enjoy.
     
  29. moralrelativity

    moralrelativity Recovering pendant.

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    Paul 100% knows who he is. I love how well he's written.

    Do it. It's worth the time. I've re-read it twice. But the last was quite a while ago (more than a year) and I don't have the spare time to do another one.
     
  30. Nioz

    Nioz Know what you're doing yet?

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    Yeeeeeessssss!!! I have been waiting for this reveal!
     
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