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01.11.2013 , 10:28 AM |
And now...is six posts in a row breaking a record? Or, for that matter, a rule?...finally, I've been quiet for a while but I have caught up on reading. Wall of reaction text incoming. (Edited 2:42 EST because I'm a twit and missed a spot.)
@QwibQwib, Briel's surprise at the absurd occurrence of a Sith apologizing is just so...Imperial. And his worst day, your descriptions of, well, a lousy day in Kaas City, were very evocative. Moving on to Valdr's background, there's a childlike awfulness to his "I'd seen recordings of [Valdr's mother] facing down rancors and krayt dragons, but I'd never seen her even so much as flinch. I didn't understand at the time why a single man could scare her so."
@irishfino, you continue to make Vette heartwrenching. I can so see her energetic anger when she gets to "That’s funny, because as soon as you boarded the ship, Ald sat me down. We had a nice long talk about our future together and – get this – there isn’t one!” And then, worse, "Ald was her biggest failure and damned if she couldn’t leave him." Also your license to use Covert Armor has been revoked. Just so you know.
@iamthehoyden, I love that Gault has a head on his shoulders. "Bad idea, Magrave, bad idea." Followed by the truly wonderful "I was jumping ship before you were born. Think I don't know a jump when I see one?" Also, Crae crazy. But he's been changed by this encounter, too...ah, but to move along to a different kind of crazy, Quinn. So. Quinn. I...will not say I've ever taken that attitude toward some leisure activities because of course that would be anal retentive and ridiculous, naturally, of course. Completely. Ha ha, who glares at the checklists? Not me!
And the Kaarde reunion...<3 So much protectiveness to go with the awkward!
@kabeone, Remi going to visit the families...this is something I never even thought about, the fallout from what the Knight spoilered during that sequence. Ow. Ah, and then Scourge being not-helpful with the rocks. That's so him.
@EverSteam, Leer's litany of charges had me giggling throughout. I have a devastating weakness for long rap sheets. No, I don't know why
@Milani, Alli..."She can go home, to Csilla. Grow up to be a respectable Chiss woman.. not an exile, like me." Dreams for one's children
@Tatile, Broan's treatise reads a lot like coming home to someone with some grounding in classic philosophers
And then to move on to codified racism...yech. Yech, yet entirely fitting to the culture.
@thatghost, the image of Drakkach's household with Raina is just heartwarming. Loved it.
@Isoviel, I did some major lip-biting when I realized Ennaly's current cargo was blasters...because, hon, that means game timeline, and the game timeline isn't gonna make your life any simpler. Also, um, I sympathize more than I really care to dwell on with Ennaly's makeup travails.
Now, when it comes to finding targets, opsec on the Holonet...of course army forces would be bad at it. Also, crushing on Khem Val is totally normal if you're chaotic evil.
@Striges, your Laws piece is terribly Imperial. And once again Rixik's experience of life is achingly clear: "There were a lot of people he’d enjoy shoving out an airlock without a suit, but Captain Chalee wasn’t one of them. Greedy, sure, but who wasn’t? She’d signed him as crew, not tried to sell him. He’d even gotten paid this time. Only a 32nd share, but it was more than zero." That's about as good as it gets, isn't it? In your Jurial piece, your Yuon Par makes me feel vaguely guilty for every time I was young and impatiently thinking that my elders were willfully missing the point. Yuon's got her own worries.
@Ves, I snickered. Maliciously. '"That doesn't mean that I..." He glanced over his shoulder at Kira and whispered, "Help?"' and then Kira's "will you sign my—"
@thatghost, Scourge's misery is delicious. I mean, sad. Very, very sad.
@LogicLoup, I loved the original Corellia zoo piece, and these two followups are just as strong. Andren reflecting that the flutterplumes are carrion-eaters, and Maneera's first two sentences are just such a vivid introduction to her voice. It doesn't let up from there. "Look how much she doesn’t care. Just *look*." Love it.
: @Morgani, wonderful to see you back. I love Zenith even more now that I've had a chance to play the Consular line, and hearing Tess'iri's side of this story was wonderful.
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