Just Children 2014-04-17

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Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by jwhouk » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:19 am

Dawwwwww MMMMPHHHHH!!!
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by shadowinthelight » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:27 am

I don't think Bud is seeing any children right now. More like tracts of land filling her field of vision.
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by NOTDilbert » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:32 am

Bud doesn't NEED to breathe, but she'd probably LIKE to breathe....
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Wyvern » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:46 am

I'm a little surprised Bud wasn't briefed on this; the various peculiarities of the kids seems to be one of the things she might need to know. ("Bobby's fine, just keep him from eating meat. As long as he's kept vegetarian his dragon blood doesn't come out. If he does...um, you are fireproof, right?") Maybe she just got told Castela is a plant hybrid or something; it's clear she never saw Castela's bramble form.
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Post by Fairportfan » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:52 am

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Post by Fairportfan » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:55 am

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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Wyvern » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:00 am

Or even right here in Wapsi Square, with Brandi and Tepoz.
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Dave » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:21 am

That does seem to be one of the themes of this beach party. I thonk we're up to three so far, plus one threatened but averted by the old "hair stylist's birthday" ruse.

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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Bathorys Daughter » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:39 am

I'm pretty sure Atsali has never experienced Sudden Boob Cleavage Upchuck Syndrome, but, given Bud is quite drunk, she may at any moment.
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Post by Fairportfan » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:54 am

Wyvern wrote:Or even right here in Wapsi Square, with Brandi and Tepoz.
Shelly and Brandi.
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by scantrontb » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:09 am

I'll bet this is a first for Bud... "Busty-Mom-Hugs", from a FIFTEEN year old!!
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by zachariah » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:39 am

scantrontb wrote:I'll bet this is a first for Bud... "Busty-Mom-Hugs", from a FIFTEEN year old!!
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by loxmyth » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:09 am

shadowinthelight wrote:I don't think Bud is seeing any children right now.
In fact, she me be feeling a bit childlike herself, given both the height and padding differences.

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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by DilyV » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:48 am

Busty niece hugs... Also... School girl Jin... wouldn't Atsali get a kick outta that?

I get the feeling this is really going to hit Bud when she sobers up... Drunken minds don't comprehend too well.
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Skywatcher68 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:05 am

Fairportfan wrote:
Wyvern wrote:Or even right here in Wapsi Square, with Brandi and Tepoz.
Shelly and Brandi.
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Radical_Knight » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:16 am

Is it just me or does Atsali seem to fluctuate between enormous to shapely moderate to bountiful back to DAMN!?!
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by kingklash » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:09 pm

I have a six-year old, and four-year old niece. They would both play like the rough-and-tumbleweed if they could.

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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by starkruzr » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:04 pm

I have never met a 15 year old who talks about herself (or about anything, really) like Atsali. She sounds like she's 9-10 rather than 15 (a 15 year old would NEVER refer to herself as a "kid," for example). Is it her upbringing in the orphanage that's responsible?

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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by davids4250 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:23 pm

I think Atsali is more mature than most human 15-year-olds. Whether or not that is because she is a siren or because of her life experiences is hard to tell. But I think she realizes that even as a mature 15, she is still a child and has a lot to learn.
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Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

Post by Dave » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:07 pm

starkruzr wrote:I have never met a 15 year old who talks about herself (or about anything, really) like Atsali. She sounds like she's 9-10 rather than 15 (a 15 year old would NEVER refer to herself as a "kid," for example). Is it her upbringing in the orphanage that's responsible?
That certainly seems possible. It could be the sheer contrast between her orphanage years (where she had to "grow up too fast"), and what she and Castela have now (a real home, with a "mom" who is playing the mothering role with great enthusiasm). In a way, this is giving Atsali the chance to experience the sheltered childhood that she never had... so perhaps she's going overboard a bit.

It may be the abrupt awakening into her adult Siren form - she wasn't expecting it so soon, and is somewhat overwhelmed by the implications. So, again, maybe she's overbalancing a bit in the other direction.

Her experiences during Katherine's Big Adventure might be contributing, too. She initially tried to play the knowledgeable adult adventurer role, and learned quite quickly that the world out there can be scary, dangerous, and painful. She ended up being saddled with a whole civilization's traumas and is, in some respects, at least partially responsible for their deaths. So, again, it's possible that this huge and overwhelming introduction to what it's like being an adult has pushed her back into the "Hey, I want to be a kid for once in my life mode.

And... we really don't know enough about Sirens to know how their emotional maturity develops, compared to us bog-standard humans. Her attitudes might be perfectly normal and predictable, for one of her species and age.

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