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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. Bud-E

    Bud-E Stand up so I can push you down

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    I think that's a no?
     
  2. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I disagree.
     
  3. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    And Paragon shows why he should be allowed to design anything... Ever... Because if he had his way everyone would be living underground in reinforced concrete bunkers.
     
  4. moralrelativity

    moralrelativity Recovering pendant.

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    There isn't a space after it. It just looks like there is one due to the italics.
     
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  5. ZzzSlothzzZ

    ZzzSlothzzZ Know what you're doing yet?

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    Snakes and spiders and Cheshire
    Space gossip rags have a whole column Sealed Section devoted to OL Love life.

    By Tartarus he probably warrants his own magazine.

    So many shenanigans.
     
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  6. Silveraith

    Silveraith Argent Phantasm

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    There should be a period at the end of this sentence.
     
  7. Old Knife

    Old Knife Know what you're doing yet?

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    Someone's feeling a LEETLE inadequate.
     
  8. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 Not too sore, are you?

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    How dare you insult every RimWorld player like that? Mr Streamer burns himself enough already.
     
  9. AverusBlack

    AverusBlack AKA Sky

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    Zoat, if Larfleeze's ring was partially in the Honden in a way that Paul was capable of re-substantiating it, does that mean Teekl is in the Honden someplace, waiting for Paul to do the same thing to her?

    He only really became aware of the Honden after leaving Earth, didn't he?
     
  10. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 Not too sore, are you?

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    I think(?) someone already asked that, and the answer was no from what I recall.

    Not sure if a reason was ever given, but I'd imagine that Teekle's "essence" or whatever was used up in the ritual that Turned Constantine into a Lord of Chaos.

    Could just be me misremembering though.
     
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  11. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I THOUGHT we AGREED not to CALL them THAT.
    I'm sorry?
     
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  12. nick012000

    nick012000 Experienced.

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    More to the point, I'm pretty sure that the TVA would either prune or forcibly recruit him.
     
  13. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    So that's how we'll get another crossover of Pauls.

    Now we need to see a Paul get his hand bitten off by an alligator and another one to get together with a female version of Paul.
     
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  14. Galler

    Galler Know what you're doing yet?

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    God I forgot that shit show even existed.
     
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  15. nick012000

    nick012000 Experienced.

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    Well, it was the first Avengers movie for the new Thanos of the MCU, so be prepared to remember it moving forward, because it's going to be important.

    The new Doctor Strange and Spider-Man movies are only possible because of its ending, and Kang himself is going to show up as the villain of the new Amt-Man movie.
     
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  16. Zig

    Zig Know what you're doing yet?

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    Would he? While I'd buy that Zeus has more children than him, most of Zeus's children didn't have children themselves while most of Khan's did. Also seeing that that in Young Justice, Vandal Savage is Genghis Khan and all metahumans are descendant from him, he probably has even more descendants than Khan does in our world.
     
  17. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 Not too sore, are you?

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    My comment was a response to Vaermina, but I might as well explain anyways.

    War Crime Simulator:Space Edition RimWorld is a game about harvesting your enemies (and probably "friends") organs and skin for profit colony building game set in a sci-fi future, and basically every player agrees that mountain bases (that is to say a base you dig into a mountain, not a base on a mountain) are optimal.

    Enemy can use drop pods? Mountain base.

    Need to set up a hyper-efficient death trap/kill-box? Mountain base.

    Want resources? Dig out a mountain base.

    An infestation of genetically engineered super insects has popped up in your mountain base? Use all that stone you just mined up to put some fancy tiles down you philistine.


    Don't want you base to burn down? Mountain base. (Assuming you don't use wood or steel for anything inside it anyways.)
     
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  18. Lord Ernest

    Lord Ernest At the End...

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    Just as a clarification, that doesn't apply to this fic. I think that comes from 3rd season? Which Mr. Zoat isn't following. Here Vandal Savage was some other guy, the Illustres granted him that Savage was one of the more administrative and smartest of the warlord subordinates of Genghis Khan, but he wasn't the guy, nor is he the father of metahumans (what a BS, by the way) in this fic.
     
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  19. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Though Vandal is the ancestor of most of humanity in this fic, as stated by paragon.
     
  20. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    That was the Renegade.
    He didn't check. It was an offhand comment.
     
  21. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Though it's probably correct.

    Given how long he's lived chances are high that his descendants number in the hundreds or millions, if not into billions.
     
  22. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I don't hate it as an explanation for the metagene, but in my mind metahumans are basically the Fifth World equivalent of New Gods, just a lot more limited/specialized in what they can do at this point in time. But I think that's mostly just my headcanon.
     
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  23. Bud-E

    Bud-E Stand up so I can push you down

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    I've always thought of them as just DC's mutants. They evolved from humans there's no specific ancestor or cosmic reason just nature doing it's thing
     
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  24. Stsword

    Stsword Versed in the lewd.

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    Marvel's mutants are the result of Celestials playing god with the human genome.

    Likewise DC's humanity has at least four aliens that take credit for human evolution- White Martians, the alien slavemasters who interbred their biocrystal android slaves with proto-humanity in Xenobrood, the lovecraftian Cancer God that claims to have been on Earth since life first burst from the muck, and New God lore is that Earth is the 5th world which makes humans New New Gods to be.

    Humanity was also supposed to be the new Guardians of the Universe but status quo is god.
     
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  25. Bud-E

    Bud-E Stand up so I can push you down

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    I'm sure all of this is cannon and on some comic book written by some author, but it's all bullshit. You can have people with powers without all this cosmic nonsense you don't need to give pho-scientific explanations for comic book logic. Just say some people have powers cause reason X and move on.
     
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    Mr Zoat

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    A bowl of fruit sits on the table next to my right hand; a species like unusually large grapes and another like strangely misshapen apples fight for my curiosity. Given that agricultural goods are one of the few things that planets like this can offer the wider galaxy in trade, I make a point of not scanning them.

    Melinoë's eyes are fixed on the grand entrance to the waiting room. I'm not sure whether she's eagerly awaiting them opening or if she just doesn't want to lose out on any scowling time. Gaudia is more interested in the attendants who lurk nervously at the corners of the room. Teal-skinned examples of the local humanoid species, their clothing puts me in mind of oriental styles… And their slightly larger than average eye orbits reminds me uncomfortably of the qwardians.

    Aporia's on her third near-apple.

    "What?"

    Melinoë closes her eyes for a moment, and I can practically hear her think 'give me strength'.

    "You are not as resistant to poison in this form as you are in Erebos. And gorging yourself will slow your mind."

    Aporia's eyes widen as she swallows.

    "You actually expect me to use my mind?"

    "Yes. We are dealing with a break away pantheon who rule an entire world. I assume that you have at least enough ambition to envy them their achievement."

    Aporia waves her half-eaten near-apple.

    "Not really."

    "Really? I'd have.. thought that the Goddess of Desire would feel that more strongly than anyone."

    "No? I mean, aside from the fact that I got 'desire' because no one else had picked it yet and I thought it sounded good, you would not believe the crazy people I've seen." She shakes her head. "They just fixate on something, like that one thing will fix their life if they get it just right, if they… Forge a perfect sword. Persuade that merchant to give them an extra coin per barrel of wine. Win a little more glory. And they never learn. Six thousand years of new flavours of stupid."

    "Did you ever think of teaching people not to do that?"

    "No? I mean, it's kind of funny to watch sometimes but they-" She rolls her eyes. "-have to go on about it. I'm like, 'it's a whale, they’re all basically the same', you know? Who cares if it's white?"

    For a moment I freeze as I try and remember whether Ahab was a real person in DC, or she's just referencing the book.

    "Not big on divine responsibility, then?"

    "You worship Eris, right?"

    "Yes."

    Aporia leans slightly towards me.

    "Hera, Athena, Aphrodite. Three goddesses who are supposed to be responsible. And look what they did."

    She flops back on her chaise lounge.

    "Troy. We didn't have many cities… I mean, most of them were towns with ambition. But, poof, gone."

    I frown, pick up an applish and scan it.

    Ah.

    "So what's the point of being responsible if you're going to be fine anyway and everyone else is going to get it wrong anyway?"

    "What are the Greek rules on hospitality? Particularly relating to narcotics?"

    Melinoë slowly turns her head towards me.

    "Poisoning a guest would be a gross violation. But if the guest can't handle their liquor and decide to drink like a barbarian, that is their fault."

    "Or eats like one, I presume."

    Our eyes move to Aporia.

    "What?"

    I raise my right hand and wave it to get the attention of one of the servants.

    "I don't expect their eminences to drop everything because I turned up, but do you have any idea how long they're going to take?"

    She takes a moment to see if she can persuade one of the others to field my question with her eyes alone. She can't.

    "I'm sorry, lord. I don't know."

    Empathic vision… Power through, she's engaged with us. Yes, fear. Fear that paralyses. Perhaps there are senior… Clerics? Who are accustomed to dealing directly with their rulers, but to this one, the very idea of questioning the hierarchy inspires fear. Could mean a variety of things, and none of them inspire confidence.

    "That's-."

    The doors are thrown open, and a man dressed in a tunic made from the night sky strides in, a woman wearing a dress of the same material just behind him. Their hair is.. of similar construction, normal hair marking an area which is overlaid with a skin of deep space. Their skin is slightly odd; nearly Caucasian, but with a little gold added into the mix. Or-. I remember hearing that Helen of Troy was referred to as 'golden' not because she had blonde hair but because she used olive oil as a moisturiser. Maybe that's what it does?

    Melinoë comes to her feet, her grim expression very clearly not matching the smiles of our hosts. I stand too and smile, aiming at 'polite diplomat' rather than 'schmoozer' as he appears to be. Gaudia stands after the two of us, making a slight effort to fade into the background. Aporia sits upright, sways slightly, then decides to remain where she is.

    The man spreads his arms wide in greeting.

    "Welcome to New Cronus! I am Coeus, God of the Moon. I apologise for not being here sooner, but a deity's work is never done."

    To the best of my knowledge, the titan Coeus was killed during the titan's war with the Olympians. This man clearly isn't a titan in that mould, but I doubt that he got hair like that from his shampoo.

    "Quite alright. I apologise that I can't greet you in a similar fashion, but my name has been taken from me." I offer him my right hand. "I am the Illustres of the Orange Lantern Corps."

    He comes closer, firmly gripping my arm rather than my hand. I return the gesture, mildly pleased that this form of greeting doesn't degenerate into a test of strength anything like as often as the handshake.

    Still holding on, he turns to his companion.

    "This is Phoebe, Goddess of the Moon and my sister-wife."

    I nod, smiling. "So you are Greek, then?"

    He releases my arm. "We.. are descended from the gods of the Greeks, yes." He looks curious, though not suspicious. "How is it that you know of us?"

    "Allow me to introduce my companion. This is Melinoë, Goddess of Nightmares and Madness, and daughter of Hades."
     
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    Stsword Versed in the lewd.

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    Anyone else feeling like that introduction is going to fly like a lead balloon?
     
  28. gustyeagle

    gustyeagle Know what you're doing yet?

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    That's the first time anyone ever asked that about the Greek gods.
     
  29. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    'than anyone'

    Ahh, Troy.

    And if the native fruit is poisonous to life from Earth then they may not have violated the rules.

    This sentence feels weird.

    Maybe 'persuade one of the'

    'things'

    So either the Titans are tyrants, or she's just naturally nervous.

    It was the sister wife thing that clued you in.

    Hmm, if the Titans are still imprisoned or dead then maybe these guys are like ancient versions of the Titan Seeds.

    As in, mortals elevated to godhood.

    The Titans could have sent some of their power away in order to survive and it merged or made these guys.

    Time to see the shitshow.
     
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  30. transhumansage

    transhumansage I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    i feel like he just made a terrible mistake.
     
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