Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by eee » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:39 am

DilyV wrote:Nadette... please... smack some sense into Atsali. .
Yes, that was what I was going to say! Nadette, start slapping and don't stop until 'Sali stops being hysterical! Or at least, stupid...
DilyV wrote:I think that look on Nadette's face could be the result of seeing how badly this is going to go. Bad thing is, like Katherine, I don't think Nadette is going to be able to say no quick enough nor enough times.

The facial expression could also be "OMG, I'm in love with a lunatic!!"

I wonder if Lily was trying to provoke this reaction on Atsali's part. Frankly, I doubt it: Her grand-daughter's life IS precious to her, and I doubt there's any need to risk it sending her out to do more heroics. And Atsali would probably be MUCH more valuable behind the lines, telling the MiB what they might be facing, than poking around a destroyed complex possibly opening Pandora's Box.

Hopefully she and Nadette get through this alive and intact and Atsali learns some discretion.

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by lake_wrangler » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:48 am

eee wrote:Hopefully she and Nadette get through this alive and intact and Atsali learns some discretion.
And still be back on time for her date tomorrow... ;)
(I know, that sentiment has already been mentioned, but I just thought it bears repeating...)

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:52 am

My2Cents wrote:
oldmanmickey wrote:Nadette has that wtf look on her face. lol
It may be her "Oh, that is what that part of the prophesy meant" look.
That exact thought crossed my mind.

"Oh, NOW I see why Jacob and Atsali will never last."
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Aleister Crow » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:02 am

I don't think Atsali will just drag Nadette along like that. Not when she can also drag along a second Ursamorph, a Fae and a pair of Mermaids.

"Assemble the team, we're going in!"
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:06 am

Aleister Crow wrote:I don't think Atsali will just drag Nadette along like that. Not when she can also drag along a second Ursamorph, a Fae and a pair of Mermaids.

"Assemble the team, we're going in!"
Oh no. This is going to be the Calendar Machine all over again, isn't it?
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by starkruzr » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:33 am

I thought Sali didn't have fangs.

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Grantwhy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:59 am

Yamara wrote:Whatsamatter, Nadette? Didn't see that one coming?
oldmanmickey wrote:Nadette has that wtf look on her face. lol
I suspect she's just had a "I know what just happened (/will happen), but I have no idea *WHY*"

or to put it another way, knowing what someone did (or will do) does *NOT* give you an automatic understanding of the *why* :p
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:14 am

starkruzr wrote:I thought Sali didn't have fangs.
She definitely does have them, but they tend to be non-visible when she is (1) calm, and (2) in her fully-human morph.

They show up when she's upset, angry, or in a birdy or fighting morph.

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/fellow-explorer/
http://wapsisquare.com/comic/that-means/
http://wapsisquare.com/comic/stay-calm-2/

I imagine that part of her orphanage/school training, in maintaining a human form as part of the Masquerade, involves learning how to contol her shapeshifting so as to avoid showing a set of choppers that could take down a Cape buffalo (as Bud so eloquently put it).

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by txmystic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:32 pm

I'm inclined to agree that Lily is using a voodoo jedi mind trick to motivate Atsali, but I'm also spending some time waaaay deep in confusion corner...

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Opus the Poet » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:35 pm

starkruzr wrote:I thought Sali didn't have fangs.
She can have fangs when angry ( http://wapsisquare.com/comic/door-is-shut/ ) or REALLY angry ( http://wapsisquare.com/comic/stay-calm-2/ )
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by oldmanmickey » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:41 pm

I can see it now. New team assembles to go in and quick win to prove they can. The old guard gathers together to go rescue the newbies and wind up stuck with them. Major battle and mayhem ensue as both teams come together to vanquish the foe but find themselves not strong enough. At the finale second before doom strikes Auntie Phix, mama Kath, Pickle and mini Dietzel pop in. Phickle and Pix kick the smaller things out of the way, Dietzel show Kath the off button for the big bad. Phix, "sweeties yall got some 'splainin to do". Kath, "young ladies its past your bed times"! Pickle, "fish farts. hehehehe." Dietzel, eye rolls.
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Gyrrakavian » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:28 pm

Dave wrote:For it is written, that the best way to persuade a teenager to do something, is to forbid him/her to do it.

Both "It's too dangerous" and "You are not old/wise/careful enough" are amazingly effective tactics.

The real question: has it truly been so long since Lily was (or dealt with) teens, that she really didn't anticipate this outcome?
Or was it her plan all along?

"Good, you're here. These are your bodyguards. Try not to stray too far. You know how dangerous this place probably is."
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Gyrrakavian » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:38 pm

Aleister Crow wrote:I don't think Atsali will just drag Nadette along like that. Not when she can also drag along a second Ursamorph, a Fae and a pair of Mermaids.

"Assemble the team, we're going in!"
And maybe even Jacob for the hell of it.

Possibly introducing him to whom he'll find happiness with.
My money's on a plot twist that it's with whomever escaped a secret crystal set at the site. Either that or Cricket. She'd knock some sense into him.
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:55 pm

I'm sorta anticipating a plot twist in which Atsali's siren powers of fascination turn out to be what keeps her (and friends) alive, when the Big Bad shows up. The chances that a dangerous Whatever would already have feelings for Atsali (and thus be immune) don't seem high.

She could end being the Mighty Mouse of the whole new adventure! Here I hum, to save the day...
Gyrrakavian wrote:My money's on a plot twist that it's with whomever escaped a secret crystal set at the site.
Sorta like the alien race in Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers, who said they'd learned to speak perfect colloquial English by listening to our radio broadcasts "with our ultra-high-powered crystal radio sets" :)

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Gyrrakavian » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:15 pm

Dave wrote:I'm sorta anticipating a plot twist in which Atsali's siren powers of fascination turn out to be what keeps her (and friends) alive, when the Big Bad shows up. The chances that a dangerous Whatever would already have feelings for Atsali (and thus be immune) don't seem high.
Hey now! Spoilers


Gyrrakavian wrote:My money's on a plot twist that it's with whomever escaped a secret crystal set at the site.
Dave wrote:Sorta like the alien race in Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers, who said they'd learned to speak perfect colloquial English by listening to our radio broadcasts "with our ultra-high-powered crystal radio sets" :)
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*blinks* I was guessing it spoke in a proto-Greek or proto-Latin that Grandma Lily spoke, Kath and Mon could extrapolate, and and Jacob could approximate by way of either having to speak Greek at home or being a linguistics nerd.

Either that or magic translator doodad.
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by kingklash » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:28 pm

Sometimes, "Stay Out Of This!" means STAY OUT OF THIS!!! While the last time she circumnavigated the rules lead to her and Prickly Pear getting adopted, it wasn't without more than a fair amount of near death. At least she needs the complete set of Cubs to come along, as a Voice Of Reason may come in handy here.

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:31 pm

kingklash wrote:Sometimes, "Stay Out Of This!" means STAY OUT OF THIS!!! While the last time she circumnavigated the rules lead to her and Prickly Pear getting adopted, it wasn't without more than a fair amount of near death. At least she needs the complete set of Cubs to come along, as a Voice Of Reason may come in handy here.
Not to mention two Large Furry Persons with teeth and claws...
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:26 pm

Gyrrakavian wrote:Hey now! Spoilers
It's only spoilers if you have inside knowledge. :) I don't - I'm just engaging in the sort of speculation that any member of Equus hemionus might indulge in.

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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:57 pm

Dave wrote:
Gyrrakavian wrote:Hey now! Spoilers
It's only spoilers if you have inside knowledge. :) I don't - I'm just engaging in the sort of speculation that any member of Equus hemionus might indulge in.
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Re: Did You Hear That 2015-01-07

Post by Sgt. Howard » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:05 am

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