I Can Help 2013-02-04

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I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Atomic » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:49 am

Ah.. somebody doesn't want Phix to know something....
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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Jabberwonky » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:50 am

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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Wyvern » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:51 am

"I can help." Can. Not should, can.
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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Jabberwonky » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:53 am

Atomic wrote:Ah.. somebody doesn't want Phix to know something....
Phix has made it known that she's not fond of 'adventurers'.
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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Dave » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:55 am

At least Katherine is cautious and a bit nervous... no real indication of a Siren's Song enchantment as of yet.

Although... at the age of 15, Atsali's musical tastes may be a bit too strongly influenced by modern pop, rap, etc. to rate high on the entrancement scale. Somehow I don't see Justin Bieber as a world-class Svengali... but maybe I'm just showing my age.

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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Mark N » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:09 am

I am getting a strange vibe from this Siren :roll:

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Post by scantrontb » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:09 am

Dave wrote:At least Katherine is cautious and a bit nervous... no real indication of a Siren's Song enchantment as of yet.

Although... at the age of 15, Atsali's musical tastes may be a bit too strongly influenced by modern pop, rap, etc. to rate high on the entrancement scale. Somehow I don't see Justin Bieber as a world-class Svengali... but maybe I'm just showing my age.
well, yeah, but I'll hazard as guess with a name like "Dave" you aren't a tween female either :D ... I'm sure if he were out there on some rocks replacing the Sirens of old, and the sailors were replaced with tween fems, they'd go crashing into the rocks just the same as the older sailors in our mythology were... have you SEEN some videos of some of his concerts? He's almost as bad as Elvis, and the Beatles were to our generation.
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Post by shadowinthelight » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:10 am

15 years old. No, she's not a naive schoolgirl at all...
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Post by Mark N » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:15 am

shadowinthelight wrote:15 years old. No, she's not a naive schoolgirl at all...
Of course the age changes if she is using the timescale of another world. One world will orbit a star at a different rate than another after all.

It also seems more and more likely that this is all an elaborate set-up to get Kath into the supernatural for some reason.
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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by scantrontb » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:18 am

Atomic wrote:Ah.. somebody doesn't want Phix to know something....
yeah, i think it's more of her thinking to herself: "but Phix'll tell you what you need to know and then I'll get told to go back and practice my voice lessons... i NEVER get to GO anywhere... BUT... if 'I' show you where to go, then you'll take me with you and I'll GET TO GO... SQUEEE"... "now how do get her to take me with her... hmmm... "no, I mean, NO, You can't do that, ...""
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Post by Yamara » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:52 am

Not all of Indiana Jones's companions were trustworthy, y'know.
shadowinthelight wrote:15 years old. No, she's not a naive schoolgirl at all...
Atsali's still emphasizing obvious contradictions.

And now she suddenly doesn't want Kath to seek Phix. And she seems to have no worries of evading the apos and tricking the sentient Library. Which is only possible if...

I think it's time to employ the counterintuition metagaming shadow rules.


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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by sonicthunder » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:39 am

Jabberwonky wrote:
Atomic wrote:Ah.. somebody doesn't want Phix to know something....
Phix has made it known that she's not fond of 'adventurers'.
To be fair, Phix hasn't been fond of much anyone these days.

Lying or not, probably a good thing to keep Kat away from Phix. Phix is getting pretty liberal with that right hook.

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Post by Jabberwonky » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:43 am

sonicthunder wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:
Atomic wrote:Ah.. somebody doesn't want Phix to know something....
Phix has made it known that she's not fond of 'adventurers'.
To be fair, Phix hasn't been fond of much anyone these days.

Lying or not, probably a good thing to keep Kat away from Phix. Phix is getting pretty liberal with that right hook.
Now, now. Phix seemed to enjoy having Medeia for brunch.
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Post by zachariah » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:46 am

This sounds exactly like a fifteen year old who doesn't want to be left out of something. The quick, and often transparent, story about knowing what is going on. The bragging about how old and world wise she is, the perfect guide, etc. This one is the type to run off a cliff just by not looking down as she runs. Kathrine's innate caution just might save the two of them. When this all ends I can see her getting dragged off by her mama who has a death grip on her ear. "YOU ARE GROUNDED FOR THE NEXT THOUSAND YEARS!!! NOW GO TO YOUR CAVE!!!!!"
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:29 am

It also sounds like a siren. Which, I imagine, is a bit irritating to the ears.
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Post by TlalocW » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:47 am

Wow, that Siren's really going off on Katherine.

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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Atomic » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:04 am

scantrontb wrote:
Dave wrote:At least Katherine is cautious and a bit nervous... no real indication of a Siren's Song enchantment as of yet.

Although... at the age of 15, Atsali's musical tastes may be a bit too strongly influenced by modern pop, rap, etc. to rate high on the entrancement scale. Somehow I don't see Justin Bieber as a world-class Svengali... but maybe I'm just showing my age.
well, yeah, but I'll hazard as guess with a name like "Dave" you aren't a tween female either :D ... I'm sure if he were out there on some rocks replacing the Sirens of old, and the sailors were replaced with tween fems, they'd go crashing into the rocks just the same as the older sailors in our mythology were... have you SEEN some videos of some of his concerts? He's almost as bad as Elvis, and the Beatles were to our generation.
Hmmm... What if she's in to Rockabilly? Blues, maybe? Or 1940s Big Band? She could be a musical powerhouse! Of course, she could just be a moocher... you never can tell.

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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Julie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:08 am

sonicthunder wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:
Atomic wrote:Ah.. somebody doesn't want Phix to know something....
Phix has made it known that she's not fond of 'adventurers'.
To be fair, Phix hasn't been fond of much anyone these days.

Lying or not, probably a good thing to keep Kat away from Phix. Phix is getting pretty liberal with that right hook.
Meh...I recall that Phix actually was nice to/liked Kat when she was there before, and given that she was obviously invited to visit the Library again sans Monica, I doubt that she'd be mishandled by our phavorite sphinx. :) What's more likely IMO, is that Phix would redirect Kat to one of the group who could either deter her or would take over the "adventure" and leave Kat out of the loop (for her own good, of course). Without Phix's involvement, the trip could still be a go, and it would be much more adventurous (and probably dangerous given what we've seen before).
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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Wdot » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:19 am

Ok. Still computerless so I'll keep this short before I throw the phone across the room.

Woo Hoo Katherine ~ Fluttershy!
Art of Kat as Fluttershy= awesome. Love all the art in the art section! Keep it up guys/gals!

Not that Phix needs defending, but: Bia needed belting, the sphinx was too stupid to live, Nudge needling Phix was necessary and therapeutic , Vampires need swatting, and caping Monica was accidental.

Watch out if our little siren has been reading "Nancy Drew" in the past.

As far as too many characters go, that's like saying there were too many characters in
edgar rice burroughs' Tarzan series. Don't people read novels any more!?
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Re: I Can Help 2013-02-04

Post by Dave » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:18 am

scantrontb wrote:
Dave wrote:At least Katherine is cautious and a bit nervous... no real indication of a Siren's Song enchantment as of yet.

Although... at the age of 15, Atsali's musical tastes may be a bit too strongly influenced by modern pop, rap, etc. to rate high on the entrancement scale. Somehow I don't see Justin Bieber as a world-class Svengali... but maybe I'm just showing my age.
well, yeah, but I'll hazard as guess with a name like "Dave" you aren't a tween female either :D ...
Curses... you've "outed" me. I'm a man in his fifties who is not pretending to be a teenage girl while posting in an Internet social forum. I guess I'm not a trend-follower. :lol:
I'm sure if he were out there on some rocks replacing the Sirens of old, and the sailors were replaced with tween fems, they'd go crashing into the rocks just the same as the older sailors in our mythology were... have you SEEN some videos of some of his concerts? He's almost as bad as Elvis, and the Beatles were to our generation.
Understood. However, Katherine is probably mature enough for such teen crush-effects to have lost most of their power.

Katherine is in an interesting position... unlike any of the other core Earthers in the Wapsi gang (I started to say "humans" but we now know that some of them aren't). Up until now, the paranormals they've encountered have been "old soul" types... often old in years, powerful, and mature in their outlook (I include Tsillah in this class even though her calendar age is unknown and her schoolgirlgoblin form looks young). Our gang have usually played the junior roles... padawans, country cousins, etc.

Kat is the first of the gang to be tossed into a paranormal encounter where she is cast in the role of the adult... and of all the gang she's probably the one who is going to be the least comfortable with it. I could see this going in directions where she ends up acting in loco parentis to this young Siren, and that would definitely be a stretch for her.

Looking forward to see just who takes whom under her wing :) as it may end up as a growing-up adventure for both of them.

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