Any Of This 2017-10-17

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Any Of This 2017-10-17

Post by Dave » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:40 pm

Would that have made it any easier in the long run, though?

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Re: Any Of This 2017-10-17

Post by JSStryker » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:45 pm

Maybe Scarlet they were waiting to see if the ability actually manifested in you before filling you in on the particulars.
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Post by donoho » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:45 pm

Dave wrote:Would that have made it any easier in the long run, though?

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/any-of-this/
I think, yes. Even if it had skipped her as well, knowing of the possibility gives whoever it does hit the opportunity to skip the "am I [going] crazy?!?" bits.
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Post by Thor » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:58 pm

This sort of completely wrecks Pickle's club though, doesn't it?

CASS: Here we are at a new location, to see if it is haunted!
SCARLET: Three ghosts on the first floor and two in the basement. The two in the basement were murdered. The three on the first floor all died of smallpox. The murdered ones want a proper burial for their remains, so I've texted the MiB. The smallpox ones are sticking around because they've gotten hooked on cable TV and aren't bothering anyone. Okay, that's done. Where to next?

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Post by Opus the Poet » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:05 am

I don't think it works like that, but it would be nice if it did.
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Post by Atomic » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:36 am

Yep! Haunted.
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Post by shadowinthelight » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:09 am

So Scarlet is a furry Jennifer Love Hewitt?
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Post by FreeFlier » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:42 am

donoho wrote:
Dave wrote:Would that have made it any easier in the long run, though?

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/any-of-this/
I think, yes. Even if it had skipped her as well, knowing of the possibility gives whoever it does hit the opportunity to skip the "am I [going] crazy?!?" bits.
Weird . . . I had a post disappear.

Well, try again . . .

It might not work that way . . . just let you choose between options knowing that either might be bad.

I had one where they made sure to tell the kids about the possibility of inherited lycanthropy . . . then one of the twins changed, and the other didn't. The one that didn't change basically went evil (long story) and caused all sorts of problems.

So the next generation didn't tell the kids until they started showing signs . . . which led to a werewolf who was terrified of werewolves because "werewolves eat people!" (The family didn't understand how profound the phobia was, and didn't understand she was subconsciously suppressing the change.) The change didn't manifest until a crisis occurred . . .

(Fortunately, all three of the close friends that were with her during the change had their own defenses to prevent her from endangering them in an attack. One of them introduced her to her preferred prey , roundthing-that-flies!)

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Post by eee » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:44 am

Because it hasn't come up before this, Scarlett. If you didn't have it there wasn't much sense mentioning it, and if you did have the Gift, then waiting until it manifested would make explanations easier and less inclined to be dismissed as some sort of family fairy tale.

Also, kids seldom get told what their ancestors were up to, back in the day. For all Scarlett knows her grandfather was the para-equivalent of James Bond and Monica's G'Pa's best friend.

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Post by jwhouk » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 am

eee wrote:Also, kids seldom get told what their ancestors were up to, back in the day. For all Scarlett knows her grandfather was the para-equivalent of James Bond and Monica's G'Pa's best friend.
Oh, no, now you've done it. We're going to have to write that out, aren't we?
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Post by FreeFlier » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:38 am

jwhouk wrote:
eee wrote:Also, kids seldom get told what their ancestors were up to, back in the day. For all Scarlett knows her grandfather was the para-equivalent of James Bond and Monica's G'Pa's best friend.
Oh, no, now you've done it. We're going to have to write that out, aren't we?
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Post by eee » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:41 am

jwhouk wrote:
eee wrote:Also, kids seldom get told what their ancestors were up to, back in the day. For all Scarlett knows her grandfather was the para-equivalent of James Bond and Monica's G'Pa's best friend.
Oh, no, now you've done it. We're going to have to write that out, aren't we?
Go for it!

I note Scarlett's mom has a name, now...

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Post by AmriloJim » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am

eee wrote:I note Scarlett's mom has a name, now...
Somehow I knew that name would not appear in Dette's lineage.

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Post by ShirouZhiwu » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:29 am

You have to make sure it's not the kids over active imagination. Tell a little kid they may start seeing ghosts that no one else can see and they will transmutate their imaginary friends into ghosts in their heads.

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Post by oldmanmickey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:39 am

Families sure are different. In mine i grew up hearing about the many exploits of various members of my family dating back to prior to the civil war. Of course in Scarlett's case It might be more like, "no hon 'the legend of hell house' is the story the ghosts tell about your grandmother.
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Post by oldmanmickey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:40 am

ShirouZhiwu wrote:You have to make sure it's not the kids over active imagination. Tell a little kid they may start seeing ghosts that no one else can see and they will transmutate their imaginary friends into ghosts in their heads.
I might call Scarlett a lot of things but little is no longer one of them.
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Post by Dave » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:45 am

"Don't worry, child" says Grandma. "It hain't so bad. You don't have to feel blue."

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Post by jwhouk » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm

eee wrote:
jwhouk wrote:
eee wrote:Also, kids seldom get told what their ancestors were up to, back in the day. For all Scarlett knows her grandfather was the para-equivalent of James Bond and Monica's G'Pa's best friend.
Oh, no, now you've done it. We're going to have to write that out, aren't we?
Go for it!

I note Scarlett's mom has a name, now...
Aw, crap...

(runs over to the Horse Sense thread and does some judicious editing...)
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Re: Any Of This 2017-10-17

Post by Drakkenmensch » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:13 pm

Is Scarlet turning into the Monica of her group? I guess every generation needs someone who can see ghosts and spirits.

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Re: Any Of This 2017-10-17

Post by scantrontb » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:34 pm

Drakkenmensch wrote:Is Scarlet turning into the Monica of her group? I guess every generation needs someone who can see ghosts and spirits.
Whew, at first i thought you were trying to say her boobs got bigger, and i'm like "NOPE!, Atsali has THAT locked down for this generation"... then i finished READING the sentence, and went, "oh, Yeah i guess that IS her role now: Jaguar Kitten"...
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