Time’s Up 2013-06-21

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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Dave » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:30 pm

Dragon Hostler wrote:Speculation; Once Nu Gui is firmly in the Spider Crystal, then what?

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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by ShirouZhiwu » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:57 pm

Dragon Hostler wrote:Speculation; Once Nu Gui is firmly in the Spider Crystal, then what?

Give it to Brandi to decide.
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by jwhouk » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:53 pm

...Wasn't that the problem they had with the Etehitians?
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by davids4250 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:13 pm

Euryale said that Brandi and Bud set up the MIB, but I don't remember Bud ever interfacing with the MIB in any way, until now, and this is just with Oduya. Is it possible that Euryale was mistaken and only Oduya started the MIB? That Bud has nothing to do with them? If she started them, wouldn't she be a Senior Director too?
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by MerchManDan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:31 pm

Dave wrote:
Dragon Hostler wrote:Speculation; Once Nu Gui is firmly in the Spider Crystal, then what?

Employ the mind [with proper safeguards] as a new library assistant.
Specializing in ghostwritten biographies?
HAH!! :mrgreen:
davids4250 wrote:Euryale said that Brandi and Bud set up the MIB, but I don't remember Bud ever interfacing with the MIB in any way, until now, and this is just with Oduya. Is it possible that Euryale was mistaken and only Oduya started the MIB? That Bud has nothing to do with them? If she started them, wouldn't she be a Senior Director too?
Just thinquing, even though it often causes me problems.
One would think that Bud would have as much pull as Brandi - unless she refused it. It's probable that once the MIB was up and running, she chose early retirement upon seeing how well Senior Director Oduya was handling things. Perhaps Bud was reluctant to start such an organization in the first place; as pointed out earlier, she's a "gentle young girl" who never wanted the obscene amounts of power forced upon her.
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Fairportfan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:50 pm

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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by DilyV » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:06 pm

I think Dan is right and this strip kinda makes the point:

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/youbrat/

Bud doesn't want much in 'life'... just to be able to be herself and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like... a lamp. ;)
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Timotheus » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:23 pm

I'm still inclined to believe that there are two functional Brandis out there somehow. One Brandi that once a separate Brandi personality had been reestablished could manifest itself at other locations to further it's own agenda (perhaps like a 3-D hologram or a ghost or demon manifestation) and another Brandi that stayed with Bud and took assignments under Tepoz's direction and was put into holding (long term guard jobs?) with Bud and Jin when Tepoz was placed on ice. (As this did not apparently stop Jin from being active in her clandestine activities I suppose that would apply to Brandy and Bud as well).

This ghostly or demonic Brandi could channel Brandi's real mind and status whenever it wanted to, and feed information to her when asked, but mostly acts on its own. The key point for me though is that it can appear at different locations from our golem Brandi like Monica or Jin's personal demons and give orders to the MIB or other agents.
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Atomic » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:09 am

Dave wrote:
Dragon Hostler wrote:Speculation; Once Nu Gui is firmly in the Spider Crystal, then what?

Employ the mind [with proper safeguards] as a new library assistant.
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Ghostwriter? Probably this guy:
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Yamara » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:23 am

DilyV wrote:I think Dan is right and this strip kinda makes the point:

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/youbrat/

Bud doesn't want much in 'life'... just to be able to be herself and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like... a lamp. ;)
Ah, but she does want someone special to be with, too. How to find that, when you're "a thing of immortal make, not human"?

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/did-she/

Oh, Bud has kept her pull in MIB. Too bad she went to all that trouble when it was just going to get back to Brandi and the Nu Gui anyway.

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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Dave » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:24 am

Atomic wrote:]Ghostwriter? Probably this guy:
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Julie » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:43 am

shadowinthelight wrote:
meisdadoo wrote:OK, now I am rally confused. Somehow Bud is now a master chessplayer instead of the "I <3 Lamp" girl we were led to believe.
Bud has never been portrayed as simple minded, just having simple desires. If she was real, I think me and Julie would be fighting over her.
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davids4250 wrote:Euryale said that Brandi and Bud set up the MIB, but I don't remember Bud ever interfacing with the MIB in any way, until now, and this is just with Oduya. Is it possible that Euryale was mistaken and only Oduya started the MIB? That Bud has nothing to do with them? If she started them, wouldn't she be a Senior Director too?
Just thinquing, even though it often causes me problems.
One would think that Bud would have as much pull as Brandi - unless she refused it. It's probable that once the MIB was up and running, she chose early retirement upon seeing how well Senior Director Oduya was handling things. Perhaps Bud was reluctant to start such an organization in the first place; as pointed out earlier, she's a "gentle young girl" who never wanted the obscene amounts of power forced upon her.
I'm with MMD on this one. Bud could have helped form the MiB and then simply stepped back from being involved because she either had no interest in the "power" of the lead positions or because she felt Brandi was better suited to running that particular show.
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Sidhekin » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:46 am

Brandi's the manager. Bud is the tactician. And muscle.
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by shadowinthelight » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Julie wrote:
shadowinthelight wrote:
meisdadoo wrote:OK, now I am rally confused. Somehow Bud is now a master chessplayer instead of the "I <3 Lamp" girl we were led to believe.
Bud has never been portrayed as simple minded, just having simple desires. If she was real, I think me and Julie would be fighting over her.
:twisted: And I'd win. :P
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Yamara » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:43 pm

shadowinthelight wrote:
Julie wrote: :twisted: And I'd win. :P
You think so, huh? Bring it on!
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Mark N » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:54 pm

Sidhekin wrote:Brandi's the manager. Bud is the tactician. And muscle.
You forgot that Bud is also the wild card.
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Julie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:30 am

Yamara wrote:
shadowinthelight wrote:
Julie wrote: :twisted: And I'd win. :P
You think so, huh? Bring it on!
Guys, she can take any fan she wants, is that clear enough for you? ;)
Oh we know. :) It's just that we'd be battling to ensure that she wanted us (or more accurately, that she would only want me). :P
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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by Dragon Hostler » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:31 am

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Re: Time’s Up 2013-06-21

Post by bmonk » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:29 pm

Dave wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Whether or not this works is currently debatable - and whether or not it took Brandi along with "sweet little succubus" is also questionable.
I think your analysis is correct... Bud basically baffled "Brandi" with bullshit, beautifully! If it does work, it'll mean that it took simultaneous cooperative action by the entire remaining population of Etheitians ("both" or "all seven" depending on your point of view) to capture the being whose plot destroyed all of the others... a pleasing symmetry.

My guess is that both personalities do end up in the data-buffer crystal, at least for a while. A lover of fine beverages would say that a crystal decanter is a fine place to store an excellent vintage of well-aged Brandi, and any chemistry lab worker will know that purifying a valuable liquid by separating it from a contaminant often involves distilling it in a glass container.

So, they'll do a store-and-separate on her, thus using some Bufferin' to get rid of that headache they've all been having.
Let's just hope, that while thus stored, Brandi doesn't get drunk.

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