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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.
    I wish I still had my copy of Codex Orks 2nd Edition so I could quote the relevant parts at you.
     
  2. Vaermina

    Vaermina Not too sore, are you?

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    *looks at the orks shooting people with bullets from a solid block of gun shaped metal*

    Suuuuure, lets go with that. :cool:
     
  3. Gantradies

    Gantradies Making the rounds.

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    as long as you dont start quoting from Book of the Astronomican....
     
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  4. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Miniature detail is something GW has improved quite a lot since those days.
     
  5. Gantradies

    Gantradies Making the rounds.

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    well, after they started shifting away from Finecast, it could hardly have gotten worse!

    *shudders, stares out into space* bubbles, bubbles, everywhere...
     
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  6. Brian_Fiction

    Brian_Fiction Terribly Lost

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    It's for the best if you just pass it off as Nurglite corruption, and insist it makes the model even better.
    :v
     
  7. Handlewithcare

    Handlewithcare Making the rounds.

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    Just a minor nitpick, but would an Atlantean really say " to have the high ground" ?
     
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  8. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Not in his native language, but Cyprian is learning English.
     
  9. 9adam4

    9adam4 No emotion, only "peace"

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    Common word confusion: "historical precedent" is the appropriate phrase.

    "Precedence" means having higher rank. "Precedent" is using something that happened before as a lesson or example.
     
  10. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
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  11. Maxx Crowley

    Maxx Crowley Know what you're doing yet?

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    I've said it once, and I'll say it again, if Red ships don't go faster...then everything I know is a lie.
     
  12. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Again, I don't have a copy of Codex Orks 2nd Edition, but as I remember it the whole 'red goes faster' thing is the folk belief of the Evil Sunz with no basis in fact. I think it 3rd it was stated that a Mekboy would instinctively paint his fastest vehicles red, but it was the engine and not the paint which made it go faster. You will also not that blue paint never made vehicles mechanically luckier and yellow paint never improved their guns.

    In 2nd edition, Orks wanting their vehicles to go faster took a Squig Fuel Injector.
     
  13. Vaermina

    Vaermina Not too sore, are you?

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    This is from the latest Ork Codex.
    Where it's a 5 point option for vehicles.
     
  14. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    It's just a theory. And it's a stupid one which contradicts better writing, so I'm going to ignore it.
     
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  15. Vaermina

    Vaermina Not too sore, are you?

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    Those are from the third person perspective of Imperium researchers, which is a group postulating how things might be.

    Comparatively the quote I posted from the latest Ork codex was delivered via the omniscient narrator perspective, which is word of god stating how things are.

    It's very important to keep the perspective in mind when reading Warhammer codex's, otherwise you end up seeing illusionary contradictions all over the place.
     
  16. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    And...

     
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  17. bobsimmo

    bobsimmo Simmr001 on SV/SB

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    The ocean has Ground in it. our Trenches are their Lower ground.
     
  18. Buggy123

    Buggy123 Know what you're doing yet?

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    You're all forgetting that Zoat refuses to admit that New 52 exists. Sticking to a older, more sensible version of the rules and lore is hardly any crazier.
     
  19. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    It's not that I hate the-.

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    Ah... Okay, I strongly dislike some parts. But... Ah... I like drop pods? They weren't in 2nd. And Sternguard. And most Tau stuff, and the new version of the Genestealer Cult.

    And I've got to be honest: handling bikes as infantry upgrades rather then vehicles is a massive improvement, 3+ edition hand to hand is massively better than 2nd edition and putting equipment and psychic powers in the same book as the army list is much better as well.
     
  20. Buggy123

    Buggy123 Know what you're doing yet?

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    Hey, I'm right there with you. Not with tabletop RPGs, but some video games - I used to play Team Fortress 2 a while back, and I liked most of the updates. But then they tried to add a "casual mode" matchmaking system, which would have had a ton of terrible issues and was really just a undesirable direction.

    Luckily on the day of the update, all the servers just exploded. What a shame. May the game rest in peace, it's memory untainted. And ignore all those people who claim they still play it; pretending is the only way they know to handle their grief.
     
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  21. Vaermina

    Vaermina Not too sore, are you?

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    The key phrase in that is.
     
  22. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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  23. Coda

    Coda Getting sticky.

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    Politics is all monkey business, I tell you!

    But this is Atlantean politics, so maybe something fishy is going on.
     
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  24. Maxx Crowley

    Maxx Crowley Know what you're doing yet?

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    Reminds me of For Honor...which STILL can't figure out what the fuck kind of game it wants to be, and the fact that every "season" is accompanied by some often obnoxious character changes.

    I'm wondering what the Ophidian, Dox, and Hinon's reactions are to OL getting killed. Will his standing in the OLC take a hit from being so thoroughly stomped?
     
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  25. lefthandturnsignal

    lefthandturnsignal Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    I want to say that Dox relayed that the story of him taking on the afterlife and coming out on top would likely impress these various diplomats they are talking to.
     
  26. DAT_NOOB

    DAT_NOOB Making the rounds.

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    Well considering they could claim to be fighting the source itself (or an embodiment of the source) maybe not so much
     
  27. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Getting sticky.

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    So, sporks?
    Anyhow, I suspect that the "deuterium rounds" were supposed to be "depleted uranium rounds" but someone got their nuclear fuels mixed up.
     
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  28. Deadring

    Deadring Screee!

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    JESUS CHRIST, is Ork technology having a psychic component to it such a FUCKING ballbuster? This is a setting where people shoot lightning from their brains, and we've established that all Orks are part of the gestalt field. Is it really so hard? So you have to be an Ork (or a hardcore motherfucker) to shoot their guns, so what? Psychic fields are a slightly more esoteric part of normal physics, in 40k. The Ork techno-gene explains a lot of shit, and there's no need for their tech to be entirely psychic OR entirely mechanical.

    (Also, eat shit Vaermina. Decay should be fought with all our strength and maximum effort.)
     
  29. Queshire

    Queshire Know what you're doing yet?

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    See that strikes me as an excessive reaction.

    Personally I don't 40k, but having the tech genetically encoded strains my suspension of disbelief more than the other option. It's not that I can't accept the idea of it. Really it just seems like a bad idea for your super soldiers. What are they going to do when advancing technology leaves their encoded knowledge obsolete? Or if a genetic mutation scrambles the blue prints for building a gun?
     
  30. Threadmarks: Field Trip (part 5)
    Mr Zoat

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    8th January
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    I smile, extending my right hand towards Mr Ardeen. "It's a pleasure to finally meet you."

    He smiles back. "Likewise, Mister Grayven."

    He releases me, and I extend my smile to his daughter. "I suppose that it's actually a little odd that we haven't run into each other before."

    Imra shakes her head. "You're… Busy saving the world and things like that." She shrugs with… Feigned nonchalance? A little odd… "And Rifle's a pretty safe town."

    True. Especially now. I… Really don't know how frequently the parents of American High School students would usually meet. I rather missed the part of Lynne's life where she would be dependent on me for lifts to places or require constant oversight.

    "Very little of what I do saves the world in the short term." Hm. I give Mr Ardeen a quick scan, but he reads as a regular human man. "But if you're ready to depart..?" I gesture to the hush tube opening with my right hand.

    "Yes!" She picks up her bag, stands on her tiptoes to kiss her slightly surprised father on the cheek, then strides through the opening.

    "Mars, huh?"

    "I realise that bringing a martian teacher to Earth would have been better, but martians don't really have the human adventuring spirit. It took me a while to find a place prepared to do this."

    "No, it's just…" He gestures to the hush tube. "People casually going to Mars. I didn't think I'd see it in my lifetime."

    "It won't happen with purely human technology for a little while yet. You heard about… Lex Luthor's spaceships?"

    "Sure, I could hardly miss it."

    "I need to talk to the… Martian government about that. Alienating the system's other native sophont species would be a poor way to start."

    "Ah… Yeah. Good luck with that."

    "I'll have your daughter back by five."

    "Okay, I'll see you this evening."

    I nod, wave goodbye with my right hand, then head through the hush tube after Imra. As I emerge into the 'embarkation room' I immediately spot Lynne helping Imra with her space suit. The pressure in the Martian caverns is high enough that humans could endure it, but it wouldn't be particularly comfortable. Plus, an actual suit allowed me to include armour, a personal force field and a 'security recall' short ranged teleporter. Having checked the report J'onn gave me, I don't think that there's much risk, but… I'd rather be paranoid than have to explain a dead child.

    "Hey, Mister Grayven."

    Lucian Crawley waves at me with his right hand while trying to sort out his collar with his left. Ah, looks like his shirt is getting in the way of his suit's neck ring.

    "Looking forward to seeing Mars, Lucian?"

    "Ah… I guess? I'm mostly looking forwards to meeting some aliens."

    I tilt my head a little to the left. "Sorry to be such a disappointment in the alien department."

    "Um." He stops moving. "S-sorry?"

    "No, no, nice to know that I'm fitting in so well. You need any help with that helmet?"

    "Ah…"

    "I'll get it." Lilith Clay walks up to him and sticks her hands inside his-

    "Hey!"

    -collar. I… Vaguely recognise her name as belonging to a minor Teen Titans character. I.. think. I don't know if that version is similar to the one who exists here or not. She's a classical telepath who also experiences precognitive images. As far as we can tell those aren't magical in nature, so it's possible that she's somehow calculating them based on information data mined from the minds of those around her.

    Which is interesting. There was a story in Temps about a scientists who studied superpowers, who expressed the belief that precognition was misdiagnosed telekinesis. A mind would dream up an image and then make it happen. The issue came up when an insurance firm refused to pay out on a life insurance policy until it was demonstrated that a boy who foresaw his father's death hadn't caused it, intentionally or otherwise. It would be fascinating to study, but she only attends the Center part time in order to learn how to keep her abilities under control.

    Have to talk to her about the Department of Metahuman Affairs. The contracts they've been offering telepaths are pretty generous, even at the entry level.

    April and May Marigold finish checking each others suits, their helmets firmly in place. Jean's horns glow for a moment as she tugs at each part in turn, then nods, satisfied. She and a small horde of G-Gnomes and G-Elves will be accompanying the group, all with their own specialised suits and weaponry. The telepathy of the Genomorph Entire should be significant by martian standards, but I doubt that Jean's telekinesis or the physical abilities of the G-Elves would matter much during a confrontation.

    A boom tube opens, and Ghia'ta steps through with a Green Martian close behind her. The children immediately turn to stare at the school's representative as she shifts to a slightly more human-seeming form... Huh. It's not bad for a first attempt. Basically J'onn in drag with a blonde wig.

    "Hello, children."

    Pretty close to being a copy of his voice, too. Though I do appreciate her not just assuming that everyone was fine with telepathy.

    Doctor Williams smiles and approaches her. "Welcome to Earth, J'en. Is everything ready at your end?"

    "Yes, we are prepared. Is everyone ready to depart?"

    "I believe so."

    Sinestro?

    Yes, by some miracle the human youths have managed to correctly don the most idiot-resistant space suits I have ever seen.

    Really? The most idiot resistant?

    Be proud, Lantern Grayven. Most species prefer to improve their habitats rather than go to the lengths which you have. Those who must use space suits generally lack the technology to create something this sophisticated.

    Score one for me. I wonder if there's a Guinness Book of Galactic Records or something?

    No. There isn't.

    I clap my hands together. "Alright, if everyone's ready, please follow Miss J'en and Ghia'ta through the boom tube. Have fun!"

    They troop off, Lynne turning to wave before falling in beside Imra and Doctor Williams making use of his suit's flight system to avoid slowing everyone down. In the span of a few moments they're through, and the tube shuts down.

    Now the second party. I turn and walk over to them. The two from Euphorix quite sensibly brought their own suits with them, but from Circe's reaction I get the impression that they're a level or two below the rest of the party. "Are you ladies and gentlemen sure that you don't want a space suit?"

    Councillor Endor shakes his head. "This isn't my first time away from Zerox. I'd be a poor magician if I couldn't maintain a comfortable environment for myself. Larissa?"

    Circe shakes her head. "I know you mean well Grayven, but really. Would you like one?"

    "I'm a little more physically resilient than you." At least, more resilient than 'Principal Larissa'. "But very well. Lord Cyprian? Sunset?"

    He shakes his head and she rolls her eyes.

    "Alright then. Let's be off."
     
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