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    Errant takes too long and isn't necessarily going to show up given our mind worm problem. Kurosawa I kind of expected to be absent or hard to get a hold of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Errant takes too long and isn't necessarily going to show up given our mind worm problem. Kurosawa I kind of expected to be absent or hard to get a hold of.
    Oh no. Kurosawa's really easy to find.
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    So two questions;
    Am I right to understand that as a 4 star mage (Adept of Life), Rushaw would almost certainly be able to fix our patient up, as healing is a 3 dot (Disciple of Life) thing?
    Secondly, is there any reason we know of that we should consider Kurosawa ahead of Rushaw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiki Snakes View Post
    So two questions;
    Am I right to understand that as a 4 star mage (Adept of Life), Rushaw would almost certainly be able to fix our patient up, as healing is a 3 dot (Disciple of Life) thing?
    Secondly, is there any reason we know of that we should consider Kurosawa ahead of Rushaw?
    Thing is this guy doesn't just need to be blasted with healing magic. His spirit's screwed as well. We're not just talking one spell, we're talking weeks of rehabilitation (it'd be years in a well-funded private hospital). Added to that the therapy to get over the addiction so he doesn't just regress.. not going to be a small favour. It'd settle your debt with Rushaw straight up.

    What could Kurosawa offer? One, Kurosawa is more experienced with this kind of thing - he's focused on chemicals/healing while Rushaw is augmentation/shapeshifting. But mostly it's that Kurosawa is just less rational in general, and thus is more likely to take a job like this for free if the fancy strikes him. In terms of Fate, Rushaw gives a rather predictable solution to the problem, but Kurosawa could either solve it better than Rushaw ever could or **** it up completely.
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    Well, after reading that I prefer taking the risk on Kurosawa, personally. I feel like saddling Rushaw with a random junkie will be seen as a really heavy burden, even if it's paying back the debt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    Thing is this guy doesn't just need to be blasted with healing magic. His spirit's screwed as well. We're not just talking one spell, we're talking weeks of rehabilitation (it'd be years in a well-funded private hospital). Added to that the therapy to get over the addiction so he doesn't just regress.. not going to be a small favour. It'd settle your debt with Rushaw straight up.

    What could Kurosawa offer? One, Kurosawa is more experienced with this kind of thing - he's focused on chemicals/healing while Rushaw is augmentation/shapeshifting. But mostly it's that Kurosawa is just less rational in general, and thus is more likely to take a job like this for free if the fancy strikes him. In terms of Fate, Rushaw gives a rather predictable solution to the problem, but Kurosawa could either solve it better than Rushaw ever could or **** it up completely.
    That does make it a more difficult choice than I expected.

    I think the simple fact that Rushaw's lot are pretty uncharitable to addicts in general probably swings it, with the above in mind. Plus, you know, trusting to fate and all that.
    You said it was easy to find Kurosawa? As in phone Chanic, or is his likely location easy enough to figure out that there's no need?

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    That does make it a more difficult choice than I expected.

    I think the simple fact that Rushaw's lot are pretty uncharitable to addicts in general probably swings it, with the above in mind. Plus, you know, trusting to fate and all that.
    That's the big factor here.

    You said it was easy to find Kurosawa? As in phone Chanic, or is his likely location easy enough to figure out that there's no need?
    Oh, you know where he hangs out. He's got this dojo-pad-thing. He's there most of the time.
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    Honestly, the real question we should be asking if which of these two characters has art that Thanqol had made.
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    Honestly, the real question we should be asking if which of these two characters has art that Thanqol had made.
    The answer to that is Kurosawa. But General Malcom has art too and you'd see him when meeting Rushaw.
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    Oh man, Kitch just earned his keep. Him and Kurosawa are going to present the party with what could be the strangest moral dilemma of all time.

    I absolutely look forwards to how you deal with it.
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    I have a strange feeling that you're going to make it hard for me to hate Kurosawa's guts

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    I have a strange feeling that you're going to make it hard for me to hate Kurosawa's guts
    He's hateable but he's got a point, the bastard.

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    He's hateable but he's got a point, the bastard.
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    I reckon the Waldo bracelets really make that Kurosawa picture.
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    Man, you've commissioned some grade a stuff, Thanqol.

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    Man, you've commissioned some grade a stuff, Thanqol.
    This, very much this. That art is great.

    Also, scary confession time. I have a pair of plastic glasses that look just like those. They light up in rainbow colors if you push a button.
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    Rainbow-Lightup shutter-shades? That's kind of awesome.

    An important question though; Gangster Rock?
    Is that a typo, or as in the Reggae track? Or some kind of Yakuza-music thing?

    Edit: Just spent the last half hour watching Muppet/Sesame Street Gangsta Rap videos. Day well spent.
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    An important question though; Gangster Rock?
    Is that a typo, or as in the Reggae track? Or some kind of Yakuza-music thing?
    For some reason he makes me think of Lil Wayne, and then I looked at this video (sadly the lyrics are censored, which takes a lot out of it) and thought of the beautiful city of Detroit.

    Edit: Do listen to the uncensored version as well (definitely not SFW)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadly View Post
    For some reason he makes me think of Lil Wayne, and then I looked at this video (sadly the lyrics are censored, which takes a lot out of it) and thought of the beautiful city of Detroit.

    Edit: Do listen to the uncensored version as well (definitely not SFW)
    Two tracks spring to mind personally.
    Down for My Nintendo's (Only they don't say nintendo. They don't say nintendo quite a lot. They do a lot of swears, too)
    And Who do you Voodoo. (Much fewer swears)
    But not for any real reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    The answer to that is Kurosawa. But General Malcom has art too and you'd see him when meeting Rushaw.
    This reminds me, who did you commission for the art in the first place? I don't remember if you said (also I'm lazy about OOC trawling >.>)

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    Thanqol, I want to throw out a reminder here that Tessen's name is derived from Japanese as well, being the romaji spelling of 鉄線. I feel like that might be relevant for both Kurosawa and Kitch.
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    I want to hug him so much.
    He's a guy who knows what he's doing and who he's doing it for.

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    Man, you've commissioned some grade a stuff, Thanqol.
    Only $10 each too, if you can believe it.

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    Rainbow-Lightup shutter-shades? That's kind of awesome.

    An important question though; Gangster Rock?
    Is that a typo, or as in the Reggae track? Or some kind of Yakuza-music thing?

    Edit: Just spent the last half hour watching Muppet/Sesame Street Gangsta Rap videos. Day well spent.
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    This reminds me, who did you commission for the art in the first place? I don't remember if you said (also I'm lazy about OOC trawling >.>)
    Mr. Rob D. He's cheap and excellent so send him some love. If he uploads the full Skyscraper Graveyard lineup there don't click it, please.

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    Thanqol, I want to throw out a reminder here that Tessen's name is derived from Japanese as well, being the romaji spelling of 鉄線. I feel like that might be relevant for both Kurosawa and Kitch.
    *Nod nod*
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    XP Typo.
    I am occaisionally made aware of some of the most obscure genre's and things, so I honestly wasn't sure and the off chance of finding cool new music dictated that I had to ask.
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    And Who do you Voodoo. (Much fewer swears)
    But not for any real reason.
    While I listened to this, Turing was in my head going: "Ok, I respect the attitude, but if you think an undead army can save you from the fate of an illicit resurrectionist, you're about to learn what a Disciple of Death is capable of."
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    While I listened to this, Turing was in my head going: "Ok, I respect the attitude, but if you think an undead army can save you from the fate of an illicit resurrectionist, you're about to learn what a Disciple of Death is capable of."
    I find the song hilarious in context.
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    I find the song hilarious in context.
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    Sounds like a good track for the next exorcism, if you ask me.
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    It's strange how none of us know how our characters would derive joy. Are we all a bunch of joyless freaks who don't know the meaning of fun?
    Yes. Too bad. You guys should drop some transmission to watch ok reruns of that classic oughties show, My Littlw Pony: Friendship is Magic. That one season 5 episode where they purged the ghosts from the sister's castle would be thematic, too!

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    I am however against the idea of arguing that something can be okay as is, and shouldn't be judged by criteria of improvement. So. Thanks Tiki!

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    For me, part of it is the setting. As I mentioned, Tessen derives pleasure from her work, and outside of that I think her main pleasures are her radio show and relaxing in various ways, such as a hot bath or a nap in a comfy bed or the like. This particular setting is so hostile to letting one's guard down that it made it hard for me to think about joy. Tessen is a middle-class suburban girl. Sure, part of her is used to Detroit, but there's still totally a part that is thinking about how many germs there are in this crack house. Makes it hard to relax.
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    I suppose the wording did come out very unfortunate. I don't feel his tone would have been quite as indifferent as the words. It wasn't meant as utter indifference ("let's just throw him on the compost heap and move on") as much as ... calmly rational. Amun is not highly reverent or anything, so he's not going to suggest a big funeral ceremony or otherwise making a big deal about a dead guy, but I don't like to think he's without feeling either.

    Looking at it, it really was stupid. Also unnecessary because they're not exactly ignoring the corpse. Ah well. Sometimes you stick your foot in your mouth with the best of intentions.
    A points advice from my own (and Raz's too!) failings. Ne'er leave somethin up to interpretation if it's important. If you are setting up a person to play into your trap, state it. If you are reading their mood to see how best to persuade them, drop some manipulation+empathy on the board. If you are presenting a calm face due to a high composure, but are tore up inside, tell it rather than show it (if there is a mechanic involved). The number of times we thought a set up was obvious and missed a chance is staggering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    I am a little confused in this case though. Didn't our goetic demon buddy tell us that this body was basically a shell for the joy spirit and there wasn't anything left to salvage? I guess it turned out the guy was still alive, but if it had been basically a walking corpse animated by a spirit, that wouldn't count for wisdom degeneration, would it?
    Perhaps the divide between supporters and decriers human euthanasia is the space between wisdom 6 and 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Thanqol, you bastard! Why is the only reliable Thyrsus with an entirely different organization that we haven't even really dealt with yet that is probably going to further derail any hope we have of staying on schedule?
    Because he has a three PC limit and I was being nice and offering the post to everyone else when recruitment started

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    This, very much this. That art is great.

    Also, scary confession time. I have a pair of plastic glasses that look just like those. They light up in rainbow colors if you push a button.
    Dude, you were holding out on me? Ah well, gotta save something for the second date.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiki Snakes View Post
    Two tracks spring to mind personally.
    Down for My Nintendo's (Only they don't say nintendo. They don't say nintendo quite a lot. They do a lot of swears, too)
    And Who do you Voodoo. (Much fewer swears)
    But not for any real reason.
    it may be the shaking from dehydration and lack if food talking, but your Nintendo joke ha me falling over with laughter.
    The jitters have me staying down however. Need life alert...
    "Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."

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    Well, technically it was Thanqol's joke, I just used it as a running gag but was even more squemish about it.

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