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    From the pigtails, I assume itís Tsukiko. No doubt she finds ample opportunity to scavenge corpses after working hours in the hospital.
    Ah, so she's a morgue tech, rather than a doctor (or she might be a pathologist/forensics scientist? I'm guessing inspired by the goth forensics of NCIS?)

    Not sure I'd imagine Tsukiko as having slogged through formal education enough to get to that point, so that's why it didn't click for me, I suppose.

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    I would say that's the dumbest theory Grey Wolf's heard, but, let's be honest: It's Grey Wolf. They've probably heard dumber theories today. Point is, neat idea, but it's a real stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Ah, so she's a morgue tech, rather than a doctor (or she might be a pathologist/forensics scientist? I'm guessing inspired by the goth forensics of NCIS?)

    Not sure I'd imagine Tsukiko as having slogged through formal education enough to get to that point, so that's why it didn't clock for me, I suppose.

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    I'll have you know, she was expelled from some of the best wizard medicine academies in the south.
    I didn't remember that, but yeah, that's kinda my point: she doesn't strike me as the kind to have the patience to get the degree necessary to get the kind of job where you wear a labcoat. On the other hand, it is possible there are assistant positions that don't require one.

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    I would say that's the dumbest theory Grey Wolf's heard, but, let's be honest: It's Grey Wolf. They've probably heard dumber theories today. Point is, neat idea, but it's a real stretch.
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    I didn't remember that, but yeah, that's kinda my point: she doesn't strike me as the kind to have the patience to get the degree necessary to get the kind of job where you wear a labcoat. On the other hand, it is possible there are assistant positions that don't require one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    I didn't remember that, but yeah, that's kinda my point: she doesn't strike me as the kind to have the patience to get the degree necessary to get the kind of job where you wear a labcoat. On the other hand, it is possible there are assistant positions that don't require one.

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    My impression was that Tsukiko was expelled over illegal necromancy, not because she lacked ability or dedication. She is passionate and insightful regarding her work.
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    My impression was that Tsukiko was expelled over illegal necromancy, not because she lacked ability or dedication. She is passionate and insightful regarding her work.
    She probably had some serious attitude issues too. And by that I mean deadly violence.

    Oh and her habit of defiling the dead in more... mundane ways that necromancy probably did not help.
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    Ah, so she's a morgue tech, rather than a doctor (or she might be a pathologist/forensics scientist? I'm guessing inspired by the goth forensics of NCIS?)
    Ding ding ding! That means you win.

    But yeah, in reading order, Special Agent Miko, Lawyer Celia, Hacker Haley, Hooker/Maneater Sabine, Coroner Tsukiko, DJ Elan, Hitman Therkla and Veteran Roy. (The signature weapon is a big enough part of Roy's MO that I'd figure he has to be part of some military org or other, like maybe a neighbourhood watch or local militia.)

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    Ding ding ding! That means you win.

    But yeah, in reading order, Special Agent Miko, Lawyer Celia, Hacker Haley, Hooker/Maneater Sabine, Mortician Tsukiko, DJ Elan, Hitman Tsukiko and Veteran Roy. (The signature weapon is a big enough part of Roy's MO that I'd figure he has to be part of some military org or other, like maybe a neighbourhood watch or local militia.)
    Wait, why does DJ Elan have a goatee?
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    My impression was that Tsukiko was expelled over illegal necromancy, not because she lacked ability or dedication. She is passionate and insightful regarding her work.
    I am not doubting her ability to know her stuff, I am doubting her ability to slog through University. I am sure modern-Tsukiko can reanimate dead tissue with copious amounts of electricity and a good evil cackle. I doubt she can get a paper saying that she is qualified for the job. In modern times, that means that you don't get the job, even if you are eminently qualified for it. Now, it is true she could choose to buy herself a labcoat and go into business on her own, and I suppose in a modern fantasy setting ŗ la Shadowrun she might get funding from less-than-legal sources that might get her enough cash to fund a full lab. That said, it still doesn't feel right to me; maybe is her motherly attitude towards her undead, I just can't picture her as a rubber gloves-and-labcoat kind of person.

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    Ding ding ding! That means you win.

    But yeah, in reading order, Special Agent Miko, Lawyer Celia, Hacker Haley, Hooker/Maneater Sabine, Mortician Tsukiko, DJ Elan, Hitman Tsukiko and Veteran Roy. (The signature weapon is a big enough part of Roy's MO that I'd figure he has to be part of some military org or other, like maybe a neighbourhood watch or local militia.)
    Oh, all the others I had absolutely no issues with - excellent re-imaginings. About the only thing is that maybe Roy's weapon should be a bit behind the times, to indicate it is a family heirloom - maybe an old six-shooter? But then, for all I know weapons the rifle you gave him is already an old style Winchester, and I just can't tell.

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    Hitman Tsukiko
    Hitman Therkla?

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    I am not doubting her ability to know her stuff, I am doubting her ability to slog through University. I am sure modern-Tsukiko can reanimate dead tissue with copious amounts of electricity and a good evil cackle. I doubt she can get a paper saying that she is qualified for the job. In modern times, that means that you don't get the job, even if you are eminently qualified for it...
    Well... maybe this is a modern-day fantasy where certain sentient undead really are accepted/tolerated as equal citizens, and Tsukiko is accordingly better-adjusted? An Ugly Americans kinda scenario?

    The general problem of translating these characters into modern equivalent is certainly there, though. I'd maintain that Miko is actually a virtually perfect fit for a stratified medieval society with objectively real Gods, and just about everybody else in OOTS is some anachronistic aberration by comparison. Whereas allowing orphaned kids to be raised in monasteries is not something that typically happens in modern societies, and senior military/police are usually subject to more rigorous psychological screening.

    Oh, all the others I had absolutely no issues with - excellent re-imaginings. About the only thing is that maybe Roy's weapon should be a bit behind the times, to indicate it is a family heirloom - maybe an old six-shooter? But then, for all I know weapons the rifle you gave him is already an old style Winchester, and I just can't tell.
    I'm far from being a gun-wonk myself, so I just gave him what would plausibly be a fairly old-fashioned hunting weapon (I know my dad kept a few shotguns in the closet for this purpose.) But the finer details might be way way off.

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    Wait, why does DJ Elan have a goatee?
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    Oh, all the others I had absolutely no issues with - excellent re-imaginings. About the only thing is that maybe Roy's weapon should be a bit behind the times, to indicate it is a family heirloom - maybe an old six-shooter? But then, for all I know weapons the rifle you gave him is already an old style Winchester, and I just can't tell.

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    I'm far from being a gun-wonk myself, so I just gave him what would plausibly be a fairly old-fashioned hunting weapon (I know my dad kept a few shotguns in the closet for this purpose.) But the finer details might be way way off.
    Wouldn't call myself a gun-wonk (though I love the name), but a lot of long guns you can buy are virtually unchanged from pretty old designs (old in the American sense, before anyone trots out that old joke). Barring tacti-cool stuff or super-gun-wonk accessories, gun designs don't tend to change a lot once you get a well-working one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Now, it is true she could choose to buy herself a labcoat and go into business on her own, and I suppose in a modern fantasy setting ŗ la Shadowrun she might get funding from less-than-legal sources that might get her enough cash to fund a full lab. That said, it still doesn't feel right to me; maybe is her motherly attitude towards her undead, I just can't picture her as a rubber gloves-and-labcoat kind of person.
    Not to mention that we first meet her, she is in prison for illegal acts and is being given a chance by Hinjo to clear the record by contributing to defense of Azure City. Her less than legit approach to her trade fits your description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    About the only thing is that maybe Roy's weapon should be a bit behind the times, to indicate it is a family heirloom - maybe an old six-shooter?
    Probably not a six-shooter, Roy uses big weapons. I could see his sword becoming a military surplus rifle that Horace used in a great war - my headcanon is that Cliffport corresponds more or less well to Amsterdam, so possibly a Geweer M. 95?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Wouldn't call myself a gun-wonk (though I love the name), but a lot of long guns you can buy are virtually unchanged from pretty old designs (old in the American sense, before anyone trots out that old joke). Barring tacti-cool stuff or super-gun-wonk accessories, gun designs don't tend to change a lot once you get a well-working one.
    Actually, for once, the joke wouldn't work, since firearms and the United States are about equally old. I have long privately suspected that this is not coincidental with the US's idiosincratic attachment to guns, but politics prevents me from digging into the topic here.

    At any rate, I'm not sure I agree. Looking through google images, the Winchester 1892 rifle has a fairly distinctive shape that I think looks old-timey.


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    Probably not a six-shooter, Roy uses big weapons. I could see his sword becoming a military surplus rifle that Horace used in a great war - my headcanon is that Cliffport corresponds more or less well to Amsterdam, so possibly a Geweer M. 95?
    I see Roy being pretty specialised for messy close combat, so the kind of raw stopping power you'd associate with a double-barrel shotgun seemed to be more up his alley, whereas a sniper rifle would be more Haley (assuming she gets her hands dirty) or even Belkar's weapon of choice. (Modern Belkar might also prefer knives just for their... personal qualities.)

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    Actually, for once, the joke wouldn't work, since firearms and the United States are about equally old. I have long privately suspected that this is not coincidental with the US's idiosincratic attachment to guns, but politics prevents me from digging into the topic here.

    At any rate, I'm not sure I agree. Looking through google images, the Winchester 1892 rifle has a fairly distinctive shape that I think looks old-timey.


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    Imean, to be fair here, that's just a lever-action rifle with a somewhat distinctive butt.
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    (Modern Belkar might also prefer knives just for their... personal qualities.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacuna Caster View Post
    I see Roy being pretty specialised for messy close combat, so the kind of raw stopping power you'd associate with a double-barrel shotgun seemed to be more up his alley
    Maybe a Dirty Harry kind of gun? To quote Gaiman-Pratchett:
    It was a Magnum .32, CIA issue, gray, mean, heavy, capable of blowing a man away at thirty paces, and leaving nothing more than a red mist, a ghastly mess, and a certain amount of paperwork.


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    I mean, to be fair here, that's just a lever-action rifle with a somewhat distinctive butt.
    One day you'll get to Fifth Elephant, by Terry Pratchett, and you will understand why a somewhat distinctive butt is crucial for an inherited item.

    Won't quote it at you this time, because it is sort of the capstone to the message of the novel.

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    Maybe a Dirty Harry kind of gun? To quote Gaiman-Pratchett:
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    One day you'll get to Fifth Elephant, by Terry Pratchett, and you will understand why a somewhat distinctive butt is crucial for an inherited item.

    Won't quote it at you this time, because it is sort of the capstone to the message of the novel.

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    Maybe a Dirty Harry kind of gun?
    There's a line from Johnny Dangerously that was hilarious when I saw it, but has not aged well at all, sadly.
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    There's a line from Johnny Dangerously that was hilarious when I saw it, but has not aged well at all, sadly.


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    Maybe a Dirty Harry kind of gun? To quote Gaiman-Pratchett:
    Maybe, but I don't really see Roy getting into law-enforcement. General lawful-alignment aside, his actual relationship with the legal system has been fairly sketchy.
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    Maybe, but I don't really see Roy getting into law-enforcement. General lawful-alignment aside, his actual relationship with the legal system has been fairly sketchy.
    He doesn't need to. The whole point is that he inherited the gun from his grandfather, so as long as it is a model some 40 years old (like, say, the one from Dirty Harry), Roy could be using it without having participated in the profession that normally would use it.

    How his grandpa would have left the service but kept the weapon is a thought for another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    He doesn't need to. The whole point is that he inherited the gun from his grandfather, so as long as it is a model some 40 years old (like, say, the one from Dirty Harry), Roy could be using it without having participated in the profession that normally would use it.

    How his grandpa would have left the service but kept the weapon is a though for another day.

    Grey Wolf
    I want to somehow incorporate Sledge Hammer! into this.

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    Default Re: What would the OOTS characters be like in the modern day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    He doesn't need to. The whole point is that he inherited the gun from his grandfather, so as long as it is a model some 40 years old (like, say, the one from Dirty Harry), Roy could be using it without having participated in the profession that normally would use it.

    How his grandpa would have left the service but kept the weapon is a thought for another day.

    Grey Wolf
    Many departments let you keep your weapon when you retire. New version of the cheap gold watch.

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