MISC: GODLING # 46: New Troy Burning by J. Vandersteen

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Feb 13 18:46:59 PST 2015

On 2/12/2015 6:36 PM, jvdsteen1974 at gmail.com wrote:

> "That's that. He just went too far, I'm not lending him my powers
> anymore," Aphrodite tells Athena as they share some wine sitting
> against a tree.

It's not obvious from mythology that Aphrodite has that sort of 
standards, but I'm still glad she does.  Athena, on the other hand, can 
be excused for being so damn practical.

> "That will surely come as a surprise to him. I guess it won't affect
> his performance as a hero much, though. It's not like he uses it to
> defeat monsters and villains, so I guess Zeus will be okay with it,"
> Athena says.

Good point.  But I don't recall the previous Godling relying on those 
powers either - even in a "Just Be Calm" sense.  Of course I am still 
relatively new to RACC, so my experience is limited...  But that should 
not affect Aphrodite's argument.

> "I swear I WILL come up with a plan," Aphrodite says, fist clenched.

Oooh, foreshadowing!  The Hyper-Piper of Hypergaard approves!

As for the rest of the story...  I enjoyed the whole cross-section Day 
in the City approach.  As for this...

> "Wait a minute. I just got a call from Control. The mayor's check
> bounced. We are ordered to pull out," Celsius says, listening from an
> earpiece radio.

... wow, they're hardcore negotiators.  That's not unheard of, but even 
the U.S. Teamsters' Union works for months without contract.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
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I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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