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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. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker

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    Overconfidence. Such a useful thing to have in your foes. Makes it so much easier to lay them low when they indulge in stupidity.

    That makes a subtle kind of sense. He was born human, he still thinks like a human, of course he wants to look human.

    It's the same thing with Mammon. He looks like a bloated Lothario because that's the image he wants others to think of him. Or Etrigan, who's as close as you can get to a superheroic demon in terms of appearance.

    Image is everything. And to demons, it matters a lot.

    Boy, he's rushing through this. John is that scary, then.

    Honestly, if she can keep that good sense in mind, she'd go far as a Constantine. Too bad she doesn't have enough to just leave well enough alone outright, even if she weren't being encouraged to help.

    A neat summation of his mortal fate. And one that puts all the blame on John...

    Ambush time. Simpson isn't going to know what hit him, is he?

    Honestly, Simpson really must be in a rush, if he didn't lay any arcane warning signs about...

    That's your cue, OL. Have at him.

    Heh, this'd be a brown trousers moment... If he still had any flesh.

    Yoink!

    Yes, you should be afraid. Sticking your fingers in places they don't belong...

    Just accept it, man. You're nicked.

    I would probably keep that option open after this, just in case.

    Under Satannus' purview, that first Christmas, wasn't it?

    Do be quick about it, we haven't got all day.

    And in the background Gemma just rolls her eyes. She's probably heard worse at school.

    Well, by those standards, he's in paradise...

    The problem is, he needs to be in Hell, or...

    ...That. Better a fool like Simpson, rather than someone smart, or worse, ambitious enough to be eyeing up the seats of his betters...

    What you might call a fate worse than death. Except, you know, you're already dead. And it's unfortunately too many who weren't good enough.

    Ah, finally, back on topic. Chop, chop, Simpson, get talking.

    Eh, he's already declared his dislike of his neighbours.

    To put it simply, Magic is freaky. Gods are freaky. This is a whole other level of freaky.

    Ugh, idiots poking the things they don't fully understand...

    Wait for it...

    There it is, the moment he realises: He. Dun. Goofed.

    Zatarra, Blaze or Mist? Who would be best to take custody of this git?

    Well, the instigator's caught. Now to round up his goons, shut down whatever he's done to pull the Machine closer to waking, and maybe do some fiddling with his desires to prevent a repeat. All nicely wrapped up, then. What to do for the rest of the episode, I wonder?
     
  2. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    Couldn't he do something like what he did for that fear entity guy, Blaze, or Chantinelle? Alternate body, alternate power source to not be a demon anymore.
     
  3. Alasnuyo

    Alasnuyo I am always here

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    Paul can always offer to convert him into an elemental aspected to one of the emotional spectrum. It worked with with Chantinelle after all.

    Edit: Ninja'd.
     
  4. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    This is less indulging in stupidity and more just not knowing the dangers.

    Well, the demon magic and the decades he spent in Hell may have changed that.

    There are also Blue and Red Devil.

    It was either during the Oceanus episode, or before the Mandate episode.

    Giovanni may be familiar with some of his magic, seeing as he used to be a friend of Constantine.

    Blaze is an Angel and has millenia worth of experience with demon magic.

    Mist is an ancient and powerful magician and may have experience with demons, if his comment about Mammon was true.

    Or they can just throw him in the Tower of Fate.

    Either Simpson fights him or the tech god awakens.
     
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  5. Cuchulin

    Cuchulin Versed in the lewd.

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    Mostly Paul has been working on helping them become better organize and more orderly, more Crowley and less Hastur/Ligur. At least that's been my impression.
     
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  6. Senevri

    Senevri Know what you're doing yet?

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    Spoilsport.
    I mean, better not to, but we know from New Gods and the Old Gods too, that being a god isn't that big a deal.

    Still, helping Richie leave hell goes along with OL:s core values, as does empowering oneself, and while Richie may be a bit selfish, he's not very malicious, so let's see what OL does.

    It could be an opportunity for Paragon to finally educate himself about the apotheosis process that Renegade keeps sharing with everyone he likes and those descriptors are seriously outdated at this point, aren't they.
     
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  7. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    This thing could also be a Titan, and Oceanus could have potentially drowned the planet.

    Also the blessing Helios gave Kon could do serious damage to a planet.

    Not power you want to be in the hands of a demon, even one as relatively sane and non malicious as Simpson.
     
  8. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    Paul realized a God of technology would be able to assfuck his technological power rings.
     
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    Mquz Versed in the lewd.

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    I think there’s a single god of technology because people believe in technology as a singular process. When they think of progress over the past 20 years, they don’t usually think of one field in particular. There’s a reason why the concept of “Big Tech” exists, and has encompassed everything from cars to electronics over the last 100 years. Though Big Pharma’s a little separate.
     
  10. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    He did.
    He possessed a demon's body.
     
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  11. DAT_NOOB

    DAT_NOOB Accused of writing in a far away land

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    Umm... dumb question. Why?

    Wouldn't putting it in a relatively non-malicious demons hands be less dangerous than having another titan walking about?
     
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  12. BlueMangoAdea

    BlueMangoAdea Alive. For now.

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    The mere awakening of this God is causing magical effects all over the world. Plugging a demon, aka a soul full of hell magic, into the equation is very risky.
     
  13. Stsword

    Stsword I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Reminds me of a Dr Fate plot.

    Wotan, you see, is an immortal of the serial reincarnator variety.

    Wotan was looking for God's corpse to reincarnate into and therefore achieve apotheosis.
     
  14. Ngamer11

    Ngamer11 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Now that Paul knows it's possible, will he get someone he can trust to become the God of Technology? Being friends with one would probably help his goal of spreading schizo tech to wide stream use.
     
  15. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Because it would be extremely dangerous.

    Maybe.

    But it can also backfire in many, many ways.

    Simpson seems to be non-malicious, but he could just be pitting on an act.

    The guy is a demon and spent years in Hell, so his personality was probably warped in very nasty ways.

    He could also awaken this thing and have no control over it, and said god may be pissed that someone was trying to get control over it and it may attack the planet.

    Or Simpson could accidently kill it and due to its death technology may stop working on Earth, and maybe people will no longer be able to even create or think about technology due to its death...

    The risks of having Simpson take over this thing far outweigh the benefits.

    Seeing as Zoat left a like on your post, this may happen.
     
  16. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Which emotion, though? Does Greed fit him well enough?
     
  17. quietwhile

    quietwhile Getting out there.

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    Well, there is a Texan-robot sized gun hanging on the wall so the story going that direction wouldn't be that surprising.
     
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  18. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    If not Duke then Red Inferno.

    He knows her better than Duke, and seeing as she's partly magic, she may be able to take on the power better.

    Unless her own magic makes that difficult.
     
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  19. Austin Pharos

    Austin Pharos Know what you're doing yet?

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    I don't blame Richard here. When you're faced with eternal torment, just about anything is acceptable.

    I know I'd be willing to go pretty damn far to escape literally infinite torture.
     
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  20. Pinklestia

    Pinklestia Experienced.

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    Even if he i not a bad person anyone who soul dive in tech is not someone I would trust being a God.

    Not to mention putting his soul ON THE INTERNET.

    Freakazoid only survived by a miracle and because it was early Internet.
     
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  21. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    I'd suggest Ted Kord.
    Nowadays it would have turned him into a lolcatgirl. with a sibling fetish.
     
  22. Maxx Crowley

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

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    Part of me is honestly surprised that OL pushed allowing Richard to become the new God of tech off the table.

    Because it sounds like such a Para-Paul thing to do.
     
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  23. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    There is a limit to how bad Simpson can get as a tech god, so Paul is waiting until Constantine comes back to make it truly awful
     
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  24. Darko

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    This is...a sadly accurate description of paragons character.

    Giving power to dangerous people that have a high chance of misusing said power.

    At least it looks like he's learning.
     
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  25. BlueMangoAdea

    BlueMangoAdea Alive. For now.

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    Clearly, the role of the God of Technology should be given to Constantine. Template stacking time! /s
     
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  26. Ngamer11

    Ngamer11 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I have to disagree. He would only do that if it is in line with his own goals, or at least doesn't conflict with them. Richard Simpson, a companion of John Constantine and a demon, gaining incredible power by becoming a God is such a profoundly bad idea that has no upside, at least from Paul's perspective, that he would never allow it to happen unless something really terrible would happen otherwise.
     
  27. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    I was thinking that he may consider working with a tech god who owes him would be something he'd like to do.

    He wants to advance Earths tech level and if he thinks that Simpson can help him then he may consider helping him become a god.

    He has some idea of Simpsons character, while having no idea how this new god will turn out when it's born.
     
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  28. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    INB4 does it anyway next chapter just cause
     
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  29. FreeGod

    FreeGod If you see a God on the road fuck it!

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    I blame globalization.
     
  30. NightmareWarden

    NightmareWarden Not too sore, are you?

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    Agreed. If this is leading to a proper pantheon we could have a several deity domains sourced from technology:
    1. Learning/Education,
    2. War,
    3. Entertainment,
    4. Transhumanism/Prosthetics/Medicine,
    5. Cooperation/Zoos/Pets/Animal Husbandry/Hunting,
    6. Politics, Communication and/or Democracy,
    7. Business
    8. Liminality, Transportation, and Traveling (adventure? Hiking/Climbing?).
    Eight seems like an appropriate enough number given the importance of bytes in our computer programs.
     
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