Knowing Why 2017-12-07

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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by TazManiac » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Dave, Pun Jar is making that noise again...

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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by Dave » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 pm

What puns? That was a parody (or perhaps a pastiche) of a perfectly proper piece of poesy.

You really need to get the attack animals out of here. Lose the cat, will you, and karloff the dogs.

(Dave places a hearty helping of Roast Beast into the Pun Jar)

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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:53 pm

Dave wrote:It would utterly suck if Pickle were to learn that she's not just a deliberately-built anti-Fae weapon, but a weapon who is reaching an adulthood that comes equipped with an uncontrollable urge to run wild and fire itself blindly into crowds any time a Fae shows up. Every suckier would be if she finds that her violent rage can be triggered and controlled by somebody else... that she can be turned from a person, into a ranged weapon "on command".

Bruce Banner had it tough enough, dealing with The Hulk's violent rages, but at least The Hulk's creation was accidental and its violence was random and reactive. It would be at least as bad for Castela, having to deal with the same sort of uncontrollable rage and violence, and knowing that the cause was "I was deliberately made to be this way."
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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Catawampus wrote:She's already faced an almost identical situation from Atsali, plus had both the kids going a bit nuts. She's a bit more mentally and emotionally prepared for seeing her cute little kids turn into weapons of mass destruction. She's outright stated to herself that her job now as a mother of two paranormal kids is to watch over a couple of creatures who could easily impulsively kill her and keep them in line purely by the strength of her own personality.
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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by TazManiac » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 am

- Dave; Sorry, I had that thing in a bag, but...

- Fairport; (I thought I already ref'd 'Iron Giant': "You Don't Have to be a Gun, You can Choose..."

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Iron_Giant
Hogarth Hughes said:
[Giant is about to kill Hogarth.] No, wait! It's me. Hogarth, remember? It's bad to kill.
Guns kill, and you don't have to be a gun.
You are what you choose to be. You choose. [closes his eyes, bracing for impact]
Choose.
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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by Just Old Al » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:07 am

Dave wrote:(Dave places a hearty helping of Roast Beast into the Pun Jar)
Don't forget the horseradish. What good is roast beast without horseradish?
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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by oldmanmickey » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 am

Dave wrote:What puns? That was a parody (or perhaps a pastiche) of a perfectly proper piece of poesy.

You really need to get the attack animals out of here. Lose the cat, will you, and karloff the dogs.

(Dave places a hearty helping of Roast Beast into the Pun Jar)
Well at lest with cat and all the dogs around here things will never boris.
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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by Atomic » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:33 am

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Iron_Giant
Hogarth Hughes said:
[Giant is about to kill Hogarth.] No, wait! It's me. Hogarth, remember? It's bad to kill.
Guns kill, and you don't have to be a gun.
You are what you choose to be. You choose. [closes his eyes, bracing for impact]
Choose.
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  • Miss Rose Sayer was a missionary's daughter in WW 1 German East Africa. Her father engaged Charles Alnut and his boat to see her down river to safety in a British held area. After various narrow escapes, Charles decides to celebrate a bit and hoists a few drinks for the occasion, getting drunk in the process. One hangover later, he apologizes to Rose, saying it's a mans nature to cut loose every now and again. And Rose replied with Sayer's Objection: "But isn't our nature what we're here to overcome?
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Re: Knowing Why 2017-12-07

Post by Just Old Al » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Atomic wrote: This is called Sayer's Objection:
  • Miss Rose Sayer was a missionary's daughter in WW 1 German East Africa. Her father engaged Charles Alnut and his boat to see her down river to safety in a British held area. After various narrow escapes, Charles decides to celebrate a bit and hoists a few drinks for the occasion, getting drunk in the process. One hangover later, he apologizes to Rose, saying it's a mans nature to cut loose every now and again. And Rose replied with Sayer's Objection: "But isn't our nature what we're here to overcome?
One of my favorite films. However, to voice a contrary opinion to Ms. Sayer - why indeed to we have to overcome all of our nature? As long as one practices a certain level of restraint, of course.

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