Originally Posted by Maugan Ra
...wait. So what you're saying is, you've just gotten me to suggest that we work together on a project, which is exactly what you wanted us to be working on, while letting me/Zhou believe it was our own idea?
Well, damn. Apparently, I just got played. Congratulations.
(Seriously, that's hilarious)
Thank you, and I reiterate that Zhou is awesome
Albeit it was kind of accidental... (I mean, he just suggested that they complete her Ally's likely Motivation on the way to completing her own Motivation - her original
goal in this conversation was just to let him know where she stood with regard to the Realm, and to smooth over any future interactions with her sister)
But she doesn't want there to be any dishonesty between them, any more, so she's not going to try to pretend this is a brand-new idea to her - she's just incredibly happy right now that Zhou came up with the same idea independently, and that he wants to help. And he is genuinely getting her to think along new lines, and increasing her enthusiasm with his own passion for the idea, and he has resources/skills to throw at the problem that she doesn't have (I mean, for one thing he's actually a soldier) - her attitude is not "just as planned", more "this is more awesome than I could possibly have hoped for". Consequently, excited happy Solar hugs
(But yeah, the whole reason she's been trying to build relationships with outcastes and Lunars, and then moved on to talking to the friendly Lookshyan and trying to probe for Lookshy attitudes toward Celestials, was to advance her long-term goal of re-unifying the Exalted Host. And... then she found out about Sidereals. Sigh.)
Originally Posted by Lix Lorn
Chejop Kejak: Wait, ****, really? Man have I screwed THIS up.
For Eris, being honest has very literal benefits, she gets +4 on social attacks when she's telling the plain truth
(And hey, Chejop is perfectly honest about his beliefs, as a rule
Less honest / more secretive about many other things, admittedly...)
EDIT: Pfeh, crushing bear hugs, I have Solar Resistance charms!