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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. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    She may not have had time to finish her sentence, rather than it being a mistake.

    Zoat are we going to see all the various versions of Paul that we previously saw, like Red, Angel, Sybarite, and what they are doing after getting back from Krona's kidnapping of them, this episode?
     
  2. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    To be fair, the other option is dealing with 'Lord-Lantern Cosmic King.' It's not like Sinestro is invading the Earth that Paul is on (yet; I would not put it past Zoat to have a Sinestro Corps invasion happen within the next few years, but it doesn't seem likely in this episode).
     
  3. TheEyes

    TheEyes Experienced.

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    Yeah, I don't get it either. It's like OL is being corrupted by the same sort of apathy that he and Mr Zoat both like to roast the Justice League over. Did Boss Smiley or whoever get to him too, because that's the caliber of idiot ball we're looking at here.

    And frankly it's been going on for awhile; this is just the most egregious example. OL hasn't really made a single bit of effort towards addressing the problem of Earth's stagnancy in months; the last effort he made was here, when he spoke to Georgia on the subject:

    He hasn't, as far as I can recall, done anything since, instead falling into a pattern of reacting to things like the most cliched example of a DC superhero. Perhaps it was fitting that chapter was titled "Doppelgängered", since ever after OL has been acting like he was replaced by a passive robot.
     
  4. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Maybe Smiley did something to him when he was in Heaven just in case he came back to life and the Angels didn't get rid of it because they didn't know something was wrong plus with Paul's unique soul they may not be able to do anything.

    When he was in Gotham he tried to search himself if something was altering the way he thinks, but found nothing and just concluded that Gotham tends to make even the most dedicated of people tired, which isn't exactly wrong, but what if something is literary influencing the way he thinks?
     
  5. Valint

    Valint I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I don't know when WTR turned into a Giffen/DeMatteis pastiche, but that's the vibe I've been getting since at least the ending of the Crisis arc.
     
  6. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
    Because his stated position is that dealing with it isn't his job. He can't say that and also deal with it.
    Probably eventually.
     
  7. Fellow

    Fellow Know what you're doing yet?

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    Did this get posted because of Bruva Alfabusa?
     
  8. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    No.
     
  9. Handlewithcare

    Handlewithcare I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Urgh, Russ' voice was pure audio porn in that last vox cast.

    I'm guessing someone pissed of Paul so now he is demonstratively not dealing with Khan?
     
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  10. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    You could have gone Blood Angel to honour Sanguinius, instead.. you went heretic.

    Also, holy fucking shit I can't believe I called that.
     
  11. w34v3r

    w34v3r Versed in the lewd.

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    Well more to the point he legally CAN'T do anything in particular about his orange lantern except train the gas or hold a conversation with them.

    Leaving aside the fact that he called the legion force, the simple fact is that they aren't doing anything illegal. That fact that earth DOESN'T have the laws on the books to deal with this is in no way Paul's fault and something he's explicitly told people to stop being stupid about.

    The thing he's not doing is bending the law to CREATE a situation where an excessive fight breaks out, which is how a superhero would normally solve the problem. He's perfectly capable of dealing with most forms of financial collapse he gives a damn about, and he's neither a member of the league, or charged to negotiate or act on behalf of earth or any of it's member states.
     
  12. KillingYouNicely

    KillingYouNicely Meh.

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    This. Everyone who's complaining that he isn't fighting off Manga-Khan obviously didn't read the last few chapters in the slightest. This isn't him being apathetic, this is him actively stopping himself from sticking his nose into something that he has no official jurisdiction over.

    Sure, he could fight Lord-Lantern's economic influence or just kick him out of the system, but to do either of those things he'd be interfering in ClusterCorp's business practices on the behalf of Earth. He doesn't have or want to have that authority, and while their business dealings are slightly shady, there's no real way to justify him shutting down their very legal business. This sort of problem just isn't in either his or the Justice League's hands. And that's how it should be, despite the likely possibility of the people in actual power stuffing things up. They aren't the Justice Lords.
     
  13. GodKiller999

    GodKiller999 Getting out there.

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    Bad Paul! Baaaaad!
     
  14. Ct613hulu

    Ct613hulu Experienced.

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    My understanding is that is it precisely because of the nature of the current threat that he is making a conspicuous display of his focus on meaningless entertainment. The challenge posed by Lord Manga Khan is one that has to be addressed by the Nations of Earth if they want to retain any claim of actually representing the legitimate leaders of Humanity.

    The Justice League or any Superheroes taking the lead in dealing with the first alien trade partner would demonstrate to the galactic community that they are the real power in charge of Earth. It would be disturbingly easy for the Justice League to end up being recognized as the Legitimate rulers of Earth given that they provide the first and often only significant response any alien attack.

    As contradictory as it may seem, doing nothing is almost certainly the best course of action.
     
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  15. Darko

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    The various world governments pissed him off by not having a plan for dealing with alien visitors despite being aware of them for at least a decade.

    Now I can't help but imagine either Paul or renegade losing their rings and other equipment because they signed some kind of contract and then they lead a rebellion against the tyrants holding the contracts.

    Considering that in the comics someone once kidnapped a green lantern so that they would do their job it is possible that someone would try to steal from the Lanterns.
     
  16. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    You take that back you filthy fucking heretic.
     
  17. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker

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    Oh, my. What's going on? Quite the ambiguous opening...

    :eek: Your what? Is this a performance of Rocky Horror or something?

    Armour... Ah, something Warhammer 40,000 related. Timely, given the announcement of 9th edition (Marines vs Necrons starter! What a world!)

    ...Is he cosplaying a daemonette? Oh god, this sounds disturbing...

    Good gods, he is. But what era? There's quite the shift in artstyle over the decades.

    ...Okay, not a daemonette, a cultist instead..

    Oh, sweet. Let's hope your opponent isn't the newbie who doesn't recognise old metal. I've heard horror stories of old beards bringing 1st and 2nd edition figures into stores and being told off for 'third-party' models by redshirts who were in diapers when the models came out...

    A little author favoritism? Completely in line for Codex authors.

    The joy of mundane utility in your superpowers. Seriously, imagine the additional effects you can do with a ring. Real-time movement and shooting radii for models/units, visual effects of dice roll outcomes, sound effects... It's practically cheating.

    Yeah, the ladies in big boots know how to walk in them. i don't know how the few superheroes who wear heels manage it. I doubt they keep them for long, certainly, unless they can fly casually. Twisted ankles hurt.

    Ow. Now that's suffering for your art... For the few seconds it lasts before the ring registers your displeasure.

    Because superheroes playing toy soldiers, lolamiright? I can just imagine the news stories... They'd have to air late.

    Honestly, Zatanna might look nice with a Sororitas bob. Surprised OL didn't offer to regrow her hair after the event, just in case she didn't agree.

    Damn 5+ Invulnerable. You never roll it when you want it.

    I hope they're at least filming in landscape... Aw, who am I kidding? They're filming portrait and shaking like crazy.

    Ah, a doubles tournament. The best way to test your skills in competitive play. I take it this is to test OL's ruleset? Or a charity thing...

    Exorcists for days?

    Exorcists for days. Well played. I hope OL made the models for her, because the native GW models? Ehhhh....

    Ah. I hope it's at least terrain. I remember that shot of a recent US tournament where the 'terrain' was identical plain white plasticard building shells, for.. 'Balance'...:confused:

    This sounds like it'll be a big old meatgrinder. Last 'Man' Standing!

    Psychological warfare, OL? I hope you plan to make it memorable, at least.

    <Commisar's Heresy senses tingling...>

    Oh, her mind went straight for the gutter...:oops:

    Man, you are going to ruin the game for these guys. Not because of the gameplay, but because nothing is capable of matching these special effects!

    Because of course OL would blow off world-shaking economic matters for Warhammer! But, as Mr Zoat said, he's declared it 'not his job' to deal with. I can see him doing this just to make a point. And it's good to see him on good terms with Zatanna again.

    Looks like he lost his enlightenment on this line...:p
     
  18. Darko

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    No I will not take that back you brainwashed, xenophobic jingoist.
     
  19. Z3r0Sama

    Z3r0Sama Know what you're doing yet?

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    Ah yes ye olde steel rain!
     
  20. Sceptic

    Sceptic Critical Irrationalist

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    Speaking of legal, what's Games Workshop's response to this whole thing? Because I find it hard to believe they actually decided to accept the well balanced edition produced by Paulphidian rather than taking the stupid option.

    Not to mention the entertainment value if Lord Comic King decides he needs to try to one-up his Illustres after this.
     
  21. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    Unless Cultist-chan!Paul has some weird mutations, or unless you mean your heart, breast -> breasts
     
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  23. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    He likely gave or sold it to them for free or at such a low low percentage for royalties, with superhero backing that they're just using his edition, and so aren't suing.

    I hope LCK misunderstands D&D, and makes it into a model based wargame, ignoring IP.
     
  24. NightmareWarden

    NightmareWarden Not too sore, are you?

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    Poor Ambush Bug. Now he is going to have to look through every last official piece of Games Workshop WH40K and WH:F content for DC parodies, crossovers and expies JUST IN CASE Paul the NOT-SELF-INSERT was brought over from a different fictional universe. And as we can see here, he’ll really have to look closely at all of the Chaos and daemonic bits.
     
  25. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    4+ Unmodified, you Johnny-come-lately.
    Thank you, corrected.
    Have you..? Not seen the 4th edition daemonettes?
     
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    I gathered that he was cosplaying a cultist from the fact he didn’t have a claw or the like. Besides, actually, no, I haven’t. I’m a very casual fan.
     
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    Korfayron Making the rounds.

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    Now I want more of OL in Warhammer both fantasy and 40k updates
     
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    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Then you are worthy only of my contempt. Begone, filth!
     
  29. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    Me too man, but it's fun to go all in and accuse people of Heresy. Especially those Chaos worshipping bastards.

    Only space wolves or blood angels are any good, certainly not the smurfs with upside down toilet seats on their armour.. or rather, only their Primarchs were.

    Still, google is fantastic for images of horrifically sexy slaaneshi.
     
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    Idkusername Versed in the lewd.

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    Ah, don't remind me. My one true regret in life is that ‘Be All My Sins’ wasn’t posted here.
     
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