Re: [Girl Genius] Re: Knights of Jove suffering from Stormtrooper Syndrome
- On Nov 30, 2007 12:04 AM, Erin C. <sonyadora@...> wrote:
>I was thinking some sort of projection or hologram myself, but you
> I'm still holding out for Black Squad style spatial displacement
> something or other, but the holes in his coat sure make it look like
> he's in real danger. But surely he wouldn't go out there with /nothing/
> to protect himself from stray bullets? It would be so embarrassing to
> be kicking that much butt and then go down because some soldier boy got
have a good point about the holes.
Gotta say, after word of this filters through the gossip channels, Gil
should have no trouble keeping the popular support if he takes over
from his father.
Not all who wander are lost,
Loyal worshiper of Ashtara (Cha Cha Cha!)
- --- In email@example.com, "McClure, Kate (DEX-
BLV)" <kate.mcclure@...> wrote:
> Perhaps he will get winged, and have to be draggedWell, I started imagining a Mary Sue "nursing back
> back behind the walls. This would heighten the
> tension of the scene, and make things that much
> more urgent for Agatha to fix Der Kestle ASAP!
> Which she should get on with, and stop drooling
> over Mr. Lightning already. ;)
to health" story. But somehow, get Agatha and damaged
human material together, and the voice in the back of
her head suggests... improvements...
> and note the Very Important Projectiles hitting the ground around his"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid." Besides, and
> feet. He is in danger, and probably doesn't care. He may even have
> been hit and not noticed it yet.
oddity of those sort of situations is that once you've faced up to the
initial terror and told yourself to settle down, you just stop caring
and HANDLE THINGS.
And, once the adrenaline gets going, you won't notice anything less
than an immediately crippling wound - adrenaline is a WONDERFUL
painkiller (works better than just about anything else - but it
doesn't last anywhere near as long.) When one man in a line unit
tells another he's hit - he's not necessarily stating the obvious. As
you mentioned, he may not have noticed - and he probably /won't/
notice until the adrenaline wears off - or he bleeds out. Whichever
- And it's not like Gil has the moves of a ninja.
Are you sure? See:
and following page.
And incidentally, he's wearing that same coat this time round...
- raphfrk wrote:
> Would Agatha be impressed with his ability to project an image fromI personally would be more impressed by a guy who used trickery in this
> somewhere or disappointed that he wasn't in any actual danger, if the
> blast from the war clank knocks out the power to the projector and he
> just disappears from the battlefield.
case rather than just getting gurped up on testosterone and going out
there without any kind of backup. But I'm a practical woman. Results
are what matters right? So if you get the result you want /and/ manage
to keep from getting seriously injured you win bonus points. I'm only
willing to be impressed by suicidal bravery when it's just about the
only option. Besides, I've always had a soft spot for Tricksters.
And if I was using a trick, I'd tell everyone it wasn't a trick too. :)
"If you see Buddha by the side of the road, do not kill him. Stick out
your thumb. Who knows? He might even give you a lift."
Hokkaido Highway Blues
> I personally would be more impressed by a guy who used trickery in thisAs would I (it's nothing to do with gender.) As I tell my boys often
> case rather than just getting gurped up on testosterone and going out
> there without any kind of backup.
- "Always keep your primary weapon cleaned and oiled" (tapping the
side of my head.) Or, "A man only has one weapon - anything else is
an extension of capability."
Sooner or later, your ability to deal with anything is going to come
down to how well you use your brains - and people have been forgetting
that. It's why I prefer being a generalist - gives me a much larger
pool of data and abilities to draw on when synthesizing solutions to
difficult problems (the ones that most people tell me are "impossible.")
> I personally would be more impressed by a guy who used trickery inthis
> case rather than just getting gurped up on testosterone and goingout
> there without any kind of backup. But I'm a practical woman.Results
> are what matters right? So if you get the result you want /and/manage
> to keep from getting seriously injured you win bonus points. I'monly
> willing to be impressed by suicidal bravery when it's just about thetoo. :)
> only option. Besides, I've always had a soft spot for Tricksters.
> And if I was using a trick, I'd tell everyone it wasn't a trick
I also love a good hoodwinking, but a *sparky* Trojan Horse by any
other name...would still shoot lasers out of the eyes and eat its
foes. And I'm sure the spark creator would be the only one in the
belly of that beast.
I think Gil may be operating off of ("gurped up, if you will :p ) on
testosterone, but I think it is more spark-osterone or ego-mania at
work here. Besides, there's no "team" in "I will SHOW them, SHOW
THEM ALL!!" (ok, strictly speaking, "team" is there, but you get my
- I presumed that "This is not a trick," simply meant "Yes, I really did
just destroy those War Stompers."
As for Gil's rant, he may be on a testosterone high, or having
an "I'll show them all" moment. However, given what we've seen with
Gil in the past, I also think it might be part of his script to get
the maximum impact from his operation. He can turn that mode on and
off like a light switch when he needs to.