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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Weirdo View Post
    The prince got what he deserved, then?

    Also, another lesson then:

    "If you'll have your henchmen try to provoke two big, powerful families into destroying one another, make sure you don't care about the people you're using for the task." - for the prince.
    The Prince made away fine, if somewhat unhappy about the situation. In the end, he got what he claimed to want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironsmith View Post
    Paris and the Prince are two different people.
    He said the Prince had two people fostering the discord. One of them was Mercutio, who got himself killed. Wasn't he well-liked by the prince? It was sorta my point, if you're gonna foster discord through an agent, make sure you don't care about the agent.

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    The Prince made away fine, if somewhat unhappy about the situation. In the end, he got what he claimed to want.
    You can't always get what you want.
    You can't always get what you want.
    You can't always get what you want.
    But if you try, sometimes, you might find
    You get what you claim to want!
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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
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    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I do judge you for Love, Actually though.
    That wasn't me. Uh, that was you. (And I was not in the film).
    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    Yeah; the talk about Shakespeare-related details is making sense out of a lot of the references in Haleo and Julelan.
    *chuckle*
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Incorrect. In accordance with the bad poetry thing, he's making an allusion to the myth of Zeus seducing Danae by way of a shower of gold (incidentally siring Perseus).
    If that is the origin of gold and shower then I tip my cap belatedly to whomever told that story first.
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    Well, the Hellenic word that gets translated as 'golden shower' means rain that's lit by sunlight. I've seen the effect a couple times, and it is pretty.

    Of course, the story does imply Danae was sunbathing naked. I guess she didn't want tan lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    That wasn't me. Uh, that was you
    That was Ruck, more accurately. The judging is for not calling it the best yadda yadda. Still, my bad.

    Now I'm judging you for getting that wrong.
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    It would be nice to just change the title of this thread to be "stuff about Jedi"

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    Default Re: OOTS #1151 - The Discussion Thread

    I skip entire pages of posts in this thread and I really don't miss much.

    Right now we're in "reconnect" mode, and Belkar's the one who gets the first set of lines with Durkon. The discussion is just filler, IMHO.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1151 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Weirdo View Post
    He said the Prince had two people fostering the discord. One of them was Mercutio, who got himself killed. Wasn't he well-liked by the prince? It was sorta my point, if you're gonna foster discord through an agent, make sure you don't care about the agent.
    I don't actually remember that being part of the play, but it does lend an extra layer to his provocation of Tybalt (or his response to Tybalt's provocation).

    Which reminds me:
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    The_Weirdo, as much as i disagree with your trying to do, i gotta say your ability to stay on message in the face of more than a few barbed comments and petty insults is pretty impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Extinguisher View Post
    The_Weirdo, as much as i disagree with your trying to do, i gotta say your ability to stay on message in the face of more than a few barbed comments and petty insults is pretty impressive.
    Having had professionals try to destroy my sanity helps. Being stubborn keeps you sane.
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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacuna Caster View Post
    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    @Peelee, it may just be the context you bring to the play. I talked to a guy once who did prison outreach by teaching inmates theatre and he said R&J is generally the most successful Shakespeare he does - most people he works with actually don't know the story until they put the production together, but they tend to grok the message immediately. Because gang conflict is a huge feature in the lives of the average teenage convict, they can see clearly how much it motivates and permeates the plot. If the average modern civilian doesn't see that it's likely less to do with Shakespeare and more to do with familial vendettas not really being on our radar. Hamlet wouldn't seem like a particularly good play in a culture with no understanding of royal inheritance either.

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    Default Re: OOTS #1151 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Weirdo View Post
    Having had professionals try to destroy my sanity helps.
    What would that be in reference to?
    I'm just here for the fries.

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