8FOLD: Darkhorse # 8, "Be Courageous and Be Brave"
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Thu Jul 7 15:24:23 PDT 2016
On 7/5/2016 10:07 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:01:14 AM UTC-4, Drew Perron wrote:
>> On 6/26/2016 8:22 AM, Tom Russell wrote:
>> Originally, it was because while Kate was being chased for
>>> violating the Fitzwalter Rule with her phasing belt, Rainshade was
>>> violating it with a super-tech umbrella. Of course, that hatred was
>>> based on a faulty assumption, as it wasn't a super-tech umbrella, but
>>> merely a totem to channel her metamancy.
>> Ah, interesting. :o
>To delve into this a little deeper, Rainshade was-- and outside of the other
> Daylighters, still is-- pretending that she had a "psionic link with
> umbrellas", and it was the half-assedness of her lie that pissed Kate off
Ohhhhhhh. XD Amazing. There should be a version of her in a sillier universe
that actually has that power.
>Rainshade's defining characteristic up until now is that people don't like
> her, or at the very least, they don't want to associate with her (cf JOLT
> CITY # 19). We're going to see more things from her point of view down the
> road, but at the same time, there are reasons why people don't like her.
I want to punch her in the face and then give her a hug, so.
>>> Cal peers over the ledge and takes a deep breath. "Here lies Cal
>>> Morgan, 6 July 1997 to 24 December 2014.
>> *instantly feels old* *goes to look up something for revenge on Tom* That's the
>> day Malingerer Lad and Teenfactor #6 came out! <3
> Ugh. Low blow, Drew. Low blow. :-)
> I will take a moment here to comment that this is another example of my
> tendency to give characters actual birthdates, and to eschew sliding
Which I very much appreciate!
> Derek, who was 18-19 throughout most of the run of JOLT CITY, is 27 in late
Man. This hits me harder than anything else, I think. @.@
>>> She strolls over to the next ledge, and then immediately backpedals
>>> away from the huge fricking spider crawling up the step with its
>>> woolly mammoth legs. "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back off. Go away. Go away
>>> spider nobody loves you. Shoo-shoo-shoo."
>> Ah, one of the most beloved tropes of the Incredible Shrinking Person Who's
>> Still Figuring Out Their Gender Identity genre.
>Is... is that really a thing? Because I'd hate to find out that someone else
> beat me to "shrinking as a metaphor for body/gender dysphoria".
Ah, no XD I was going to say the "Incredible Shrinking Man" genre, but I
adjusted it for accuracy.
>>> "It's like I'm the responsible adult now," says Cal, dumbfounded.
>>> "We have literally found a parallel earth where I'm the grown-up. The
>>> multiverse really is full of infinite possibilities."
>> This is great. XD <3
> Glad to be of service. :-)
Have I mentioned how much of a talent you have for banter? :>
>>> "Cal," says Melody, "if we don't go now, you're not going to get
>>> larger ever again. You're only ever going to be the inch."
>>> "Then I'll be The Inch," says Cal.
>> HELL FUCKING YES.
> Pretty much what I was going for. :-)
So cool. <3 <3 <3
Drew "the raddest" Perron
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