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2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby The Comment Golem » July 15th, 2013, 12:00 am

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Re: 2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby Graybeard » July 15th, 2013, 7:53 am

So is the name "Lefty" as shown in the rollover text canon? He asks rhetorically, but if so, a minor wiki update needs doing.
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Re: 2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby eee » July 15th, 2013, 9:21 am

I would have thought 'Lefty' might apply better to Jon. Because the way the gun is, he has to be holding it in his left hand now. Those sneaky assassins, they can kill you with either hand...

RE shooting Ellis: Yes, there would be problems. Jon's ears would probably ring like thunder from the blast, he might get powder burns from the muzzle or from around the cylinder, and since Ellis is bulletproof (although the impact will probably knock him across the deck), there's no telling where the bullet's going to bounce. But sometimes, a guy's just got to do what a guy's got to do.

(But this is one of the reasons it's good to have a steamer instead of a sailboat. With sails, you need lots of people to work them, and a bullet fired carelessly might hit someone on deck or aloft. With a steamer, the odds are you'll just put a bullet hole in a deck wall.)
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Re: 2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby Imp-Chan » July 15th, 2013, 9:40 am

It both is and is not canon. It wasn't even spelled correctly originally, I fixed it because it's supposed to be an i. It does not refer to lefthandedness, it is a name unto itself.

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Re: 2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby Graybeard » July 15th, 2013, 10:31 am

Message understood, Impy. ;) He's been wiki'ed.

From the standpoint of HKV maintenance, it's highly desirable that guys like this get names -- inconspicuous mooks who hang around just long enough to say or do something important, then die horribly or simply get on with their lives, and in either case, vanish from the story. The collective term "NPC Guards" has been used in the HKV to denote soldiers and militia who don't get named but do affect the story in some way, sometimes meaningfully (and to connect ES to its RPG forebears, but that's a different subject). That is a bit unsatisfying as it tends to lump very dissimilar characters together, e.g. the Veracian militia yahoos who force Jon to take Meji "hostage" with the much later Tsuirakuans who stand watch over Meji after she's been Senilisated. That's somewhat contrary to the design principles of a wiki, and it's also done with some other collective articles like the one on nuns. However, lacking names for these worthies, it's about all we can do. Getting some of them named -- no need to name all, but some -- helps organize the information.
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Re: 2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby 5Cats » July 15th, 2013, 2:03 pm

I figured his name was "Lefti" because he was on the left hand side of the page... :lol:
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Re: 2013-07-15: [CT] Shooting Up The Boat

Postby Crackedcanadian » July 15th, 2013, 10:24 pm

I see ellis's invulnerability as simlar to deadpool's yeah he cant die but he sure feels everything.

meh depending on the caliber of the gun and not to mention "magic" the guns report could be very highly suppressed, to the point of just having to worry about the hot gasses but those would be mostly directed and absorbed by ellis.
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