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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. Rebu

    Rebu hey, little Anna, you're the one

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    Aaand another Paul variant has just been created, somewhere in the multiverse.
     
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  2. ZzzSlothzzZ

    ZzzSlothzzZ Know what you're doing yet?

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    :p

    But these are Olympians
    They dont deal well with rejection.
    ...
    Relations with them usually end badly for the mortal.
    ...
    They usually dont take no for an answer either.

    I sense drama incoming
     
  3. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    As ever, I suggest taking Ares. If he survives, then we've learned that he may be useful fighting the Reach. If he doesn't survive, well, it's no great loss.
     
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  4. DAT_NOOB

    DAT_NOOB Accused of writing in a far away land

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    Worst case scenario he wins and you have a super-powered Ares with xeno-tech who is pissed off you tried to kill him.
     
  5. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    But you didn't try to kill him, you just gave him a chance to increase his power, in a place where his domain is Just. All depends on how you sell it.
     
  6. moralrelativity

    moralrelativity Recovering pendant.

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    glare -> glares
    Acting good just because someone might catch you out? o_O
     
  7. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
  8. AidanMorgan

    AidanMorgan Essentially Overworked

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    You know, I don't think I ever asked. What was the point of divergence that caused the MLP crossover to only happen in Renegade? I ask, since OL's future/alt reality visions during the ambush bug thing involved him interacting with Nightmare Moon, who was already released long before that happened in the Renegade timeline. That's a pretty huge disparity in the two timelines and I'm curious how it came about.

    Speaking of Ambush Bug, is he gonna show up again once he finishes reading/watching all of DC's collected works?
     
  9. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Actually for the Nightmare Moon thing it happened at least centuries in the future.
     
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  10. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Ambush Bug's bug causing Sunset Shimmer to turn up.
    In Grayven's timeline, the bug hit him and then altered reality. In the SI's timeline, the bug created Ambush Bug.
    I currently have no further plans for the character. Given DC's quality lately, that may be a mercy.
     
  11. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    How different would an angel/pseudo-angel be from a polytheistic god, metaphysically speaking? The former might be on a different 'frequency' but I'd imagine she'd still have power that they'd respect.
    I know Paragon isn't thinking of raw thaumic power as a factor so much as affinity/commonality, but I'm curious exactly how they differ. Mister Miracle was able to counteract Karrien Excalibris's theurgy and stuff, I remember.
     
  12. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    I think he's talking about Overgirl.

    The former demon turned angel is Angelica, while the former Nazi is Angelika.
     
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  13. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    But what about next april fools???
     
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  14. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Power Rangers.
     
  15. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Ah, thank you. I'd have expected him to list Blaze (or whatever her superhero name is now) alongside Diana and Alan for metaphysically significant Leaguers he could contact then, though he is of course closer to the latter two.
     
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  16. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    I have a passing familiarity with his work, and yeah it's not a reference you wanna use for anything non-smutty even though it got the basics of the story right.
    A wiki link or https://www.overlysarcasticproductions.com/ would have been more suitable.
     
  17. Threadmarks: Sungate (part 7)
    Mr Zoat

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    11th September 2012
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    "Um."

    Melinoë tries to check her horn armour, fails, then glares at Gaudia until she does it.

    "If the encounter turns hostile, my highest priority will be evacuating you."

    "Yes, it will."

    "You didn't wear that armour when we were going to confront Cottus."

    "That was in Tartarus."

    "Um. Yes?"

    She pauses in checking the parts of her armour she can actually reach in order to give me a withering eye roll.

    "I'm a goddess and we're inside a titan. Being myself here is easy. I can't manifest my full power in the material world without an external power source, which I don't have."

    I frown. "So how-?"

    "I'm going to have to create a weak avatar and go there as that. Which means I need this armour which cousin Hephaestus made."

    "Did he make it recently?"

    Her eyes narrow.

    "What are you implying?"

    "That his knowledge of arcane smithing has increased a lot lately and that probably wouldn't be the style he'd use today."

    "Oh." She bats Gaudia's hands away. "I suppose that's possible."

    "Not that I think what you've got looks bad- "

    "I don’t care!"

    "-in any… Okay. Ah, do you want any technological assistance?"

    She frowns. "What do you mean?"

    "A personal force field generator? Defence drones? Extra armour plates?"

    "This armour is perfectly alright for a visit. Even if the world is closely connected to the Dream, they'll be under the same restrictions as I am. And I doubt that they'll be stronger than me; we don't keep track of everyone, but if someone powerful went missing we would know about it."

    "A shield generator doesn't need to be very big."

    "Do you know that it wouldn't interfere with the enchantments on this armour?"

    "Based on my general knowledge of thaumaturgy and Hephaestus's techniques, I think it highly unlikely."

    "I'd like a force field generator." I look around as the lightly armoured Aporia raises her right hand. "If that's alright?"

    I glance at Gaudia, who nods twice. I raise my left hand and orange light flickers out, creating girdles around their waists with built in reactive kinetic barriers.

    "Hm."

    Melinoë makes a point of looking unimpressed.

    "Are we leaving via Themyscira, or via the Dream gate?"

    "You can't get there through the Dream without lots of preparation. Have you made lots of preparations?"

    "Barely any."

    "Then there would be 'barely any' chance of you arriving." She looks at her subordinate goddesses. "Any of you."

    "But you'd be alright?"

    "I'm the Goddess of Nightmares, idiot. I'd be more alright there than in the material universe."

    "Rightoh. So I'm flying us there?"

    "Unless you expect us to walk."

    "Can you walk there?" I widen my eyes. "Gosh, that's impressive. Most people-"

    She scowls. "No, of course-"

    "-have trouble using magic-"

    "-that's not possible, idiot."

    "-away from a thaumically active planet."

    I smile as her face goes from 'smile' to a 'blank, I'm totally above it all' expression. Then she vanishes.

    I look around-. There she is, heading up the stairs to Themyscira. I turn to Gaudia and Aporia.

    "Can I offer you a lift?"

    Aporia nods. "I am very interested to experience your orange light for myself."

    I tag each of them with orange bonds and I get a sudden shock of awareness, an existing contact between them and the Honden. I don't think they had the sort of access that I do, but they definitely became aware of it. That might make them better recruitment prospects than I had assumed.

    "Oh. That's interesting."

    They feel it, too. Might be worth giving them each an entry-level ring just to see how they function. Though given what Melinoë said, they would be far less powerful in the material universe than they would be here. Maybe they could use their rings to do their jobs faster?

    I lift them off the ground and we fly out of Melinoë's dressing room, rising up over the palace and heading for the entrance at speed. I think about making a 'please keep your hands inside the ride' comment, but if they haven't kept up with the surface world they wouldn't understand it.

    "So what have you two been doing with yourselves since Greece converted to Christianity?"

    Gaudia makes a dismissive gesture with her right hand.

    "For a time, we simply stayed in our manors near the main entrance. As we had fewer and fewer souls to vet, we increasingly had to make our own entertainment. Eventually, Lord Hades sent a messenger to dismiss us entirely so that he could keep the interesting evaluations entirely to himself. Then other than hearing the occasional prayer… We didn't have any official functions at all."

    Aporia nods. "In the end, we just left. Explored the mortal world, in a variety of roles. We've each had dozens of names at least."

    "So that thing about understanding desires… You've got practical experience and not just divine magic?"

    "Yes?"

    "Good to hear."
     
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  18. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Cottus did work for her father, the Titans don't.

    Ohh, such a tsundere.

    Or she really hates him.
     
  19. ZzzSlothzzZ

    ZzzSlothzzZ Know what you're doing yet?

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    Don't do it girls its a trap.
    He just wants to give you all the hard work,
    while he cruises the galaxy for new aliens to seduce and or traumatise.

    And he wont pay you overtime.
     
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  20. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    And if you have any kids with him then don't expect him to care for them.
     
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  21. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Huh. Did Sybarite do that, or are we going to get a new Paul variant? It does sound like a fairly 'stereotypical SI' thing to do, but it could still be interesting as a brief interlude or two (possibly in the Eros-AU thread).
     
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  22. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Seeing as we now got Ancient Paul, I'm thinking he'd do something like this.
     
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  23. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    Paragon is just getting worse and worse at actually interacting with people...
     
  24. GhostKing 666

    GhostKing 666 Getting sticky.

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    So Mr Zoat, I know that you like being an old crudmegon stubbornly rejecting "modern" warhammer but the Cathay trailer for Total War Warhammer 3 finally dropped today(well yesterday now) and since this is the first look at an actual Cathay army we've seen ever(outside of the occasional lore tidbits over the years), I thought that as a warhammer fan you'd like to know and see it for yourself.
     
  25. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker

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    Oh, cutting straight to the getting dressed scene, eh? I'm guessing if they bothered to check with Lord Hades, he gave OL a very firm, "Don't let my little girl get hurt again, or your afterlife will make for an object lesson in pain." Pity we didn't get to see it, but I doubt it would have been that interesting...

    Given his track record of keeping her safe so far? He'd better keep that promise...

    Indeed. Her place of power, more or less. While Cottus was soundly bound by its magic...

    I know, dear. :rolleyes: He's rather thick, even for a man.

    With great difficulty, duh.

    Just, you know, keeping up with fashions... And material sciences... Would you like some powered armour?

    ...She's taking that as a comment about her figure, isn't she? You fool, OL!

    Phew, misunderstanding defused. I'm guessing he'd have made a suit more like Wonder Woman's battle armour than the classical Attican garb of Helm, Breastplate, Bracers and Greaves.

    Indeed, it's not like you care what he thinks, do you? No Denying the Tsundere-ness...

    I mean, metal plates and leather straps isn't the peak of military defences these days...

    Ooh, big assumptions to make. Who knows what they'll actually be like?

    ...That is a good point. Some esoteric defences don't stack, after all.

    ...I'm guessing she hasn't even got a breastplate... Maybe a layered linen vest...

    Feeling a little jealous, Melinoë dear?

    ...Is visiting the Dreaming really such a good idea?

    Given it's only a few hours since he even knew he was going on this mission? Yes, I'd say so.

    Well, at least you haven't dated the Oneiromancer...

    ...Not exactly a walk to the corner shop or anything, OL...

    Unless one of them has suddenly added Travel to their portfolio...

    Is he trying to distract her from the danger? Because it's working. The only danger now is to him...

    Yeah, let's not piss off the Goddess of Nightmares, OL... Do you want her cursing you?

    Oh, are you in for a treat.

    Oh no, she's getting ideas, isn't she? Filthy, filthy ideas?

    There goes any idea of them playing webcam temptresses, then... :oops:

    But at least we get to find out what...

    But presumably not bothering too much to actually study the changing culture, then. About what I'd expect?

    Thinking of getting their assistance with a bit of spiritual remodelling in some students, OL?

    Well, then. This might be an interesting trip for the ladies. The lesser goddesses don't know anything about space travel, do they? Wonder what they'll make of the fact they're flying billions of miles every second on the trip. At any rate, seeing how the Titans respond to their arrival will be telling. Let's hope they're not offended.
     
  26. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Yeah, that way leads to horrible, horrible tragedies.

    This could help with getting students enlightened, or at least better at using their powers.
     
  27. Handlewithcare

    Handlewithcare I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Wow, direct access to the Honden.

    That's not bad for aspiring Orange Lanterns.

    As for what they did on earth...porn comes to mind immediately of course, but also psychiatrist, life coach, lobbyist...

    Ha, used car salesmen!

    These two could turn out much more useful than Paul first expected.
     
  28. moralrelativity

    moralrelativity Recovering pendant.

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    tenses don't seem to match, maybe one of these to fix it?
    don't -> didn't OR had -> have
     
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    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    No version did that. The versions who are persuing relationships are strongly inclined towards monogamy, while the others have no interest in forming a stable.
    I'll take a look this evening. Thank you for drawing it to my attention.

    I should point out that the company has made multiple oriental Total War games before, so they're not exactly stretching themselves.
    Thank you, corrected.
    I read that as 'Oneëromancer'.
     
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    AidanMorgan Essentially Overworked

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    Oh god the spider queen thing. I forgot about the spider queen thing.
     
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