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2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby The Comment Golem » March 14th, 2010, 11:00 pm

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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby DatDude » March 15th, 2010, 1:31 am

. . .and 8 years on grampa gets some screen time. I guess we will learn a few things about him now.

I bet a shinny penny on him mentioning at some point he wasn't going to cut her out of the will if she failed just to give Meji a I've done this for WHAT moment.
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby mindstalk » March 15th, 2010, 2:23 am

It's almost like he actually cares!

Also our first shot of modern Tsuiraku from outside, I think. Once again raising the question of "where did they get food from before they bought farmland off Farrell?"
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby ChunLing » March 15th, 2010, 4:23 am

They can grow fruit trees from seeds in minutes using magic, which is described as not terribly difficult. So it isn't like they need a lot of arable land. You just pump some magic into your bonsai collection and collect a day's worth of food. I hate to imagine what they do for meat, though. It's probably not worse than what Ellis goes through, but it's not likely to be more appetizing either. And the...recycling issue...ugh. Yeah, it all goes 'round in nature too, but you don't have to think about it as much that way.

I think that Meji definitely gets a smaller, less liquid portion of the inheritance for her demonstrated lack of maturity and good sense. She'd probably regard a minimal stipend with a lot of rules attached as being "cut out of the will" and "out on the street", though perhaps her experiences have broadened her perceptions of the world.

I think that the guard is a bad idea. Unless they can plausibly disguise it as a team of personable and sincere medical personnel. Of course, I don't see any tiny demi-gods around, so maybe significant events which demonstrate total Tsuirakuan magical superiority have occurred.
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby Rakshasa Taisab » March 15th, 2010, 5:47 am

mindstalk wrote:It's almost like he actually cares!

He has always cared; why do you think he went to such lengths to make sure Meji didn't turn our as her mom?
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby Boss Out of Town » March 15th, 2010, 6:03 am

Rakshasa Taisab wrote:
mindstalk wrote:It's almost like he actually cares!

He has always cared; why do you think he went to such lengths to make sure Meji didn't turn our as her mom?

Exactly. He's a crummy grandfather, but not because he didn't care what happened to her.
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby ChunLing » March 15th, 2010, 11:28 am

Unless it's his fault that Meji's mother grew up without a feminine role model, I'm not really going to call him a crummy grandfather. He's supposed to be crusty and old and unhip and so on.

And depending on how exactly he might have disposed of Meji's grandmother, there are more important issues than how crummy a grandfather he is.
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby mindstalk » March 15th, 2010, 12:22 pm

ChunLing wrote:They can grow fruit trees from seeds in minutes using magic, which is described as not terribly difficult


Where's that?
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby Graybeard » March 15th, 2010, 12:39 pm

mindstalk wrote:
ChunLing wrote:They can grow fruit trees from seeds in minutes using magic, which is described as not terribly difficult


Where's that?

Here, although it's a tomato plant, not a fruit tree. (Hey, tomatoes are technically fruit.)
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Re: 2010-03-15: What's the Verdict?

Postby Nell » March 16th, 2010, 1:29 am

Why does he seem so earnest about seeing her awake?
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