ASH: ASH #109 - The Office Part 3: TGIF
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Sun Oct 31 07:07:55 PDT 2010
On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:48:30 +0000 (UTC), Dave Van Domelen wrote:
> Vicente nodded to Cristovo. It was time for another lesson, the humans
> were once again spreading a little too close to the family's lands, as
> evidenced by the small party setting up camp. As long as they merely drove
> out in the day and went back to their towns at night, the human patrols were
> tolerated. After all, the family understood that they weren't the only ones
> who had the right to defend territory.
Mysterious! Intriguing! Feline!
> People tended to assume Oni's sometimes distant and aloof appearance was
> simply a result of her powers. Maybe she seemed to be ignoring you because
> her mind was inhabiting a magnetic ghost miles away, her body running on
> autopilot. But Justice knew that Saori really was just that sort of person,
> even when her mind was in her body. She'd let people run off at the mouth,
> waiting for what she considered to be the right time to interject something
> important. If she didn't think you'd listen to what she had to say, she
> didn't bother saying it.
Personally, I just get distracted!
> Meteor shivered a little, and Solar Max recognized that look. The
> Office reminded her of her parents, emotionally distant "wage slaves" who had
> put in ten hour days at the office not because they had to, but because it
> was their way of hiding from the horror of 1998. A lot of people who
> survived had just buried themselves in work, using the excuse that the nation
> needed everyone to pitch in if things were going to avoid collapse, but
> really just trying to shut out the voices that told them that the world had
> already ended and they had been abandoned by God.
Interesting. Have we seen this before?
> Still, it was only a temporary solution. She had to let her superiors
> know about the Office, so that they would know to countermand any attempts to
> access it by those who were higher in the hierarchy than Delta herself. And
> then they had to decide if it was time to take another shot at simply
> destroying Earth before it could further infect the galaxy....
Hmmmmmm. So this is being set up as a slow burn...
> "Actually, I'm starting to get the feeling that this isn't something out
> of TwenCen dystopian literature," Breaker mused. "It's not ominous or
> malevolent, simply focused on following correct procedure and helping you do
> so as well. Even if, um, you don't appreciate its help."
I quite like this concept! Very postcyberpunk.
> "Why, the Name Fight, of course," the Human Resource grinned ferally,
> suddenly wearing the form of the original Cabellero. "I hereby formally
> challenge you to the right to the name of El Cabellero Verde!"
> The original Caballero coughed bloodily. "I am afraid my gift is not
> that strong. Perhaps you...can carry on...for me...."
> And with that, he died.
> "But none of this is a matter for us, at least not at the moment," Solar
> Max told the various people, teleconference screens and mystically animated
> portraits in the room. "And I'm perfectly happy to let someone else take
> care of the paperwork this time."
Huh. Not how I expected this arc to end.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, innnnnnnnnnteresting.
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