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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 Experienced.

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    You remember that stories name?

    If so can you tell me what it is and where I can find it?
     
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  2. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    No, I can't. It hasn't been on the front page, or updated, in a long time now so I can't remember where I found it.

    Perhaps Gladiusone could help us.
     
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  3. Rafin

    Rafin Getting sticky.

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    Mr Zoat I know you said that Paul actually talked to Dox about Manga Khan, but you didn't actually say what Dox said. As is it feels a bit like we are artificially left in the dark, which is grating in a first person story.
     
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  4. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I don't mind going back and sticking a segment in if that's what people want, but he doesn't really say anything that hasn't been covered by the SI.
     
  5. FreeGod

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

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    Actually considering that orange power rings don't require concentration to work just want I wonder how many lanterns have done things like accidentally given their girlfriend a boob job without thinking about it.
     
  6. Sceptic

    Sceptic Critical Irrationalist

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    Are you sure you don't mean "microbes and flora" there?
     
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  7. Ace Dreamer

    Ace Dreamer Questioning The Nature of our Realities

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    Dunno, you might want to consider the S&M ones, 'pluckers'...

    That'd be... One. Hair. At. A. Time. :)
     
  8. Gladiusone

    Gladiusone Experienced.

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    I appreciate your subtlety. It is not wasted.
     
  9. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Worms and stuff.
     
  10. Ace Dreamer

    Ace Dreamer Questioning The Nature of our Realities

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    'Branx'?


    Nice to see our hero doing good works among the orange people... :)
     
  11. CTrees

    CTrees Chasing the ring

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    I think this is the first time I've encountered anyone else who has read that series. And it's a super hard sci-fi series that suddenly gets ghosts dumped on it as an out of context problem. The ghost of Al Capone leads an interstellar battle fleet. I don't know how the Night's Dawn series hasn't gotten more attention.
     
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  12. Sceptic

    Sceptic Critical Irrationalist

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    Ah, thought it might be. So the bioweapon left plants and trees alone? Or did Paul do a big regrowth thing quickly without mentioning it?
     
  13. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I think I've been consistent in referring to the people from Ermana as the branx, and I know that capitalising species names is incorrect.
    Maybe because the end is rubbish?
    Left them alone. Tamaran's plants lack the characteristic which the plague was designed to attack.
     
  14. Senevri

    Senevri Know what you're doing yet?

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    Not a death battle. That would count as a loss.
     
  15. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    I can do subtlety! Occasionally. Just, not, you know, in the last ten years.
     
  16. BR549

    BR549 This is filth! FILTH!!

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    Unless they're birds. In that case you do capitalise the species name.

    Don't look at me as to why this is, I didn't make the taxonomic rules.
     
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  17. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Zoat can the Lord Protector version of Paul see all types of emotions, aside from fear, like his paragon counterpart, because of his enlightenment?
     
  18. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Haven't really decided, but I'm leaning towards 'no'.
     
  19. alfred0809

    alfred0809 Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    i like it...this really good
     
  20. Ace Dreamer

    Ace Dreamer Questioning The Nature of our Realities

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    Sorry, I thought you were referring to them as a political entity, like the French.
     
  21. Darko

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    So he may need a soul made of the stuff of an Emotional Entity to do that like the paragon.

    I think you once said that enlightened lanterns can see other emotions when they are wearing their rings, but they just get a strong feeling for those emotions when they aren't wearing them.

    Don't know if you decided to change this or not, or if I'm not remembering it right.
     
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  22. Simonbob

    Simonbob Really? You don't say.

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    Personally? Themyscira.
     
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  23. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    I thought it was Adam talking. Did Americans in the 1950s use that term?
     
  24. Darko

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    Gaia was married to Uranus, so maybe she can start dating the god of space.
     
  25. Impartial Panic

    Impartial Panic Know what you're doing yet?

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    Captain comet isn't the emperor, He's Malcador.
     
  26. Gantradies

    Gantradies Not too sore, are you?

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    actually it might be a stomp in the other direction.

    thr interpretation I got was that he meant “I and the OLC would rather not go to war with earth”- and it only took a single lantern to burn the citidel to the ground and salt the surviving ashes...

    Is it bad that I started partway through that one- the neutronium alchemist, I think >.<

    ever wonder what might have happened if his host got killed/he got banished during his “still a gibbering madman who hasn’t adjusted to having a non-short-circuiting brain again” phase?
    for context, he came back to reality in the same mental state as he went out irl- babbling and incoherent, and he only survived after being abandoned by the other possessed long enough to regain his marbles through shear dumb luck..


    .. ever read “the lost fleet”, out of curiosity?
     
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  27. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I have no idea. I don't think it's a recent invention and he's probably been updating his language use on what the SI says, but it's quite possible that he wouldn't.
     
  28. Coda

    Coda I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    No, Face is in the Grayven timeline.

    If it helps resolve your confusion: Paul ISN'T confused. He was momentarily surprised, then he figured it out, and now he's just irritated.

    If he's confused about anything, it's about how Earth could have gone this long without getting its act together on its own.
     
  29. Pinklestia

    Pinklestia Experienced.

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    Zoat here is why being a Dictator sucks:

     
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  30. Steelplaza

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    Let me try a little pushback. Why is it necessary for Earth to deal with alien traders as a unified planet in the first place? What makes "one planet" the minimum sized geographic unit that can deal with interstellar trade?

    I think Adam's suggestion is perfectly sensible. All the nations on Earth are sovereign. Let them deal with ClusterCorps as if it was any other foreign power. Don't think "United Nations" think "World Trade Organization". Each nation, or block of nations that have agreed to negotiate trade terms in unison like the European Union, can set whatever tariffs they want and negotiate however they wish. ClusterCorps can choose whatever deals are most enticing.

    What bad thing are we worried will happen if Earth doesn't negotiate as a unit?

    EDIT: I think it's very possible that if the United Nations had planned for this in advance and worked it out, the answer would still be, "Every nation has the power to set its own trading terms and there's no reason to violate that principle."
     
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