Epilogue - 001

Epilogue - 001

Turns Since TBfGK: 1

It had been as ridiculous as everything else in Erfworld, rebuilding the city. The Overlord ordered it, the treasury was debited, and the city was instantly recreated. It was only Moneymancy.

When it happened, Parson was standing in the ruins of the courtyard. There was a sound like a wind chime, with a whoosh of orchestral cymbals. Enormous, blinding magical sparkles filled the sky and the ground. And then the city was simply standing again, fully intact. There was no more rubble, not even a wisp of settling dust.

He sighed, rubbed his forehead, and walked toward the perfect new tower and all of its perfect new stairs to climb. Stanley the Tool was coming home.

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Sethram wrote:

I find it more applicable on day to day encounters, especially on forums. If one spends his time trying to demean others in return for being demeaned, he sacrifices the chance of explaining his opinion/action in a way that does make others understand. Instead, it just leads down a road of misunderstanding between forum members and the community loses out on cohesiveness. Dissenting opinions are important; expressing them negatively only causes more negativity toward those opinions.


You tied together deliberate insult and expression of anger in a very strange and illogical way, and, more importantly, should an entire forum follow your advice, any trolls would have free reign on the forum until the moderators stepped in and issued suspensions/bans. Condemnation and anger are important tools in the maintanence of any community.
I just realized something odd about the text, at least so far. Parson isn't narrating it (he's mentioned in the 3rd person, and he's not the sort to talk about himself like that). But the narrator has an attitude toward Erfworld ("as ridiculous as everything else in Erfworld") that no native would have. Nor does it make sense to be narrated by our authors. It sounds to me like someone who's come from our world to Erfworld, and is now telling the story to an audience in our world, having found some way of communicating back.
Sethram wrote:
Darkside007 wrote:
Force wins. Period. Ghandi was fortunate he was protesting the British and not the Chinese or the Soviets or the Mullahs or the Nazis. They would've all killed him within his first day.


(I agree with what you have to say about force in wide bloodshed situations, however. You can be the most sagely person around but that won't stop bullets from people who have no intention of listening to you.)


Untrue. Not much of a sage if you can't figure out that talking isn't going to stop bullets. I indicate now the Dalai Lama. Note that he's still alive. The Chinese are not listening to him, and have no intention of doing so within his lifetime. Again: he's still alive. Why? Because when people decided to kill him, he stopped talking, turned around, and walked away.
jkosta wrote:
Sethram wrote:
Darkside007 wrote:
Force wins. Period. Ghandi was fortunate he was protesting the British and not the Chinese or the Soviets or the Mullahs or the Nazis. They would've all killed him within his first day.


(I agree with what you have to say about force in wide bloodshed situations, however. You can be the most sagely person around but that won't stop bullets from people who have no intention of listening to you.)


Untrue. Not much of a sage if you can't figure out that talking isn't going to stop bullets. I indicate now the Dalai Lama. Note that he's still alive. The Chinese are not listening to him, and have no intention of doing so within his lifetime. Again: he's still alive. Why? Because when people decided to kill him, he stopped talking, turned around, and walked away.

Yes, and he's only alive because they let him go because they are somewhat civilized as well. But would it have worked on Hitler? Probably not. He had Warsaw Ghetto cleared out even though they were cooperating with him fully and even paying him. Would it have worked on Stalin? Of course not. How about an ancient Roman Emperor. Well, the Romans (and the crowd, I might add) did a pretty good number on Jesus when they didn't like what he had to say. All throughout history, there have been instances of peaceful dissent being met with lethal violence. Sometimes something good comes of it anyway, but for the most part, violence must be met with greater violence.
jkosta wrote:
Sethram wrote:
Darkside007 wrote:
Force wins. Period. Ghandi was fortunate he was protesting the British and not the Chinese or the Soviets or the Mullahs or the Nazis. They would've all killed him within his first day.


(I agree with what you have to say about force in wide bloodshed situations, however. You can be the most sagely person around but that won't stop bullets from people who have no intention of listening to you.)


Untrue. Not much of a sage if you can't figure out that talking isn't going to stop bullets. I indicate now the Dalai Lama. Note that he's still alive. The Chinese are not listening to him, and have no intention of doing so within his lifetime. Again: he's still alive. Why? Because when people decided to kill him, he stopped talking, turned around, and walked away.


He fled, and the Chinese Communists didn't care enough to chase him. They know the world isn't going to save Tibet as long as China is the world's factory.
Darkside007 wrote:
jkosta wrote:
Sethram wrote:
(I agree with what you have to say about force in wide bloodshed situations, however. You can be the most sagely person around but that won't stop bullets from people who have no intention of listening to you.)


Untrue. Not much of a sage if you can't figure out that talking isn't going to stop bullets. I indicate now the Dalai Lama. Note that he's still alive. The Chinese are not listening to him, and have no intention of doing so within his lifetime. Again: he's still alive. Why? Because when people decided to kill him, he stopped talking, turned around, and walked away.


He fled, and the Chinese Communists didn't care enough to chase him. They know the world isn't going to save Tibet as long as China is the world's factory.

As interesting as this debate is, it has diverged pretty far from the topic of this thread. Perhaps it would be best to move this discussion to its own thread, so that it isn't competing with posts about the actual Summer Update.
balder wrote:
Erfworld: Love is a Battlefield"


There was little talk on this, I guess it is Ansom vs Jillian or Wanda vs Jillian (or the whole triangle thing)?

Would it be reasonable that Parson becomes romantically involved with someone (would add a different slant to be a "player") :).
Cmdr I. Heartly Noah wrote:
Efdup looked "modern?" I get the Air Traffic thing, but it still looked kind of Bedrock-y. The new one, (while looking all turn-of-last-century) has a more constructed look.

Yes, it looked modern. The curving taper and high-level observatory make it similar in design to such things as the 1800+ foot high CN Tower. Construction like that wasn't possible until fairly recently.

The impression that it doesn't look as ‘constructed’ is fair. The CN Tower wasn't built, it was poured. At heart it's a single lump of concrete, not assembled from blocks, but poured continuously over a year or so. It's more like frozen liquid than stone and mortar.
Darkside007 wrote:

That was the intention, actually. I find people dictating my opinions to me somewhat insulting.

...

...you decided to insult this whole forum based on your reaction to the update?

In any event, I personally find the updates interesting. They have yet to make me feel truly captivated, but then they are only meant as teasers. They do provide a different perspective, mind, and I like that.
The Old Hack wrote:
Darkside007 wrote:

That was the intention, actually. I find people dictating my opinions to me somewhat insulting.

...

...you decided to insult this whole forum based on your reaction to the update?


Read carefully. That is not what happened. Heck, read what you quoted.