8FOLD: Darkhorse # 1, "Young Hearts, Be Free Tonight"

Tom Russell joltcity at gmail.com
Mon May 16 16:00:33 PDT 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:22:31 AM UTC-4, Drew Perron wrote:
> On 5/8/2016 1:22 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
> > "Almost always" because people like Microdot have an extremely
> > rare gene that allows their bodies to exist on various planes of
> > reality, leaving an infinite amount of room for an infinite number of
> > atoms.
> What? How is that genetic? XD

Trust me, it's relevant later. :-)

> >    Melody's met her only twice before. The only thing that sticks out
> > about her, besides the terrible jokes and snort-laughing, is that
> > Microdot's a huge film nerd: obsessively, narrowly so. She seems
> > incapable of talking about much else. In the middle of a fight,
> > Microdot is always trying to sell her fellow four-colors, and even
> > black capes, on languid three-hour French movies about librarians who
> > eat magic time-travel candy so they can solve a murder mystery.
> Oh man, that sounds really fun. :o

The movie (Celine and Julie Go Boating) or Microdot talking about it during a fight?
> > It's just
> > going to make her angry, and angry's not who she is. "I appreciate the
> > offer," she says with extra sweetness, "but I actually have some work
> > to do. Could you patch my head-set into Medusa?"
> >    "Sure, sure," says Microdot. She sounds hurt; Melody might not have
> > sounded as sweet and kind as she intended. That seems to be happening
> > a lot, lately, rubbing people the wrong way, coming across on edge.
> > That bothers Melody: that's not who she is.
> ...hmmmmmm. I dunno, honestly she's always come off as having a frustrated, 
> slightly raw edge, mostly manifesting as snark.

Well, yes and no. Yeah, she goes in for the snark, but it's usually in the moment, on the surface-- it's a coping mechanism. I don't think she sees it as a deep-seated, edgy bitterness. Like, she snarks, but she's an optimist, a I-can-do-it type of gal, and not someone who's lashing out at the world or pushing people away. So now-- at least, from her point-of-view-- she's worrying about doing that.

> >    "Well, actually, it's increased by a factor of 5.563. I received an
> > upgrade courtesy of CTS." (Blue Boxer knew Anders Cradle from way back
> > in Jolt City. After the Pulse attack in August, Cradle and his
> > company, rebranded Cradle Tech Solutions, started donating free
> > technology to the Daylighters, a huge boon in their fight against
> > FEVER.)
> Ohhhhhhh shit. Oh shit oh shit oh shit. o.o;;;

Yeah, that's going to be trouble later. :-)


Thanks. :-)

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