Prologue - 018

Prologue - 018

Turns since TBfGK: 20

CharlsNChrg: About this morning, Parson...

LordHamster: Yeah. About that.

CharlsNChrg: Is that how it's going to be?

LordHamster: For the record, I didn't order it.

LordHamster: But yeah, I think it's safe to say that anything you stick in our battlespace is going to get cut off.

LordHamster: So be careful what you're sticking, and where.

CharlsNChrg: Fair enough.

CharlsNChrg: What would it cost me for permission to pass through?

LordHamster: Dunno. That would be up to Stanley.

CharlsNChrg: Could you find out?

LordHamster: Weeeell, I'll ask heem, but I don't theenk he'll be verrah keen.

CharlsNChrg: Please do.

CharlsNChrg: So, um...

LordHamster: Yes?

CharlsNChrg: Couldn't help notice a small detail about that battle.

LordHamster: I bet you couldn't.

CharlsNChrg: That was Patty, Maxene and LaVerne.

LordHamster: If you say so.

CharlsNChrg: What were they doing in that black raiment, fighting for Gobwin Knob?

LordHamster: If you read that question again, Charlie, you'll notice that it answers itself.

CharlsNChrg: Cute.

CharlsNChrg: You know what I mean.

LordHamster: I do. That's also the only answer you're getting.

LordHamster: The only free answer, anyway.

CharlsNChrg: You're a quick study.

CharlsNChrg: What will it cost me?

LordHamster: So I've been told. And how bout letting me out of the rest of that Mathamancy deal?

CharlsNChrg: Steep.

LordHamster: Maybe not. It's a pretty valuable chunk of info.

CharlsNChrg: Undoubtedly.

CharlsNChrg: Tell you what, I'll spend a calculation now.

CharlsNChrg: Tell me the odds that learning what happened to my Archons right now will be worth giving up those calculations in the future.

LordHamster: ...

LordHamster: I don't know if this thing can even DO a calculation like that. Predicting the future?

CharlsNChrg: Try it.

LordHamster: Fine.

LordHamster: I'll be damned.

LordHamster: It says there's all of a 4% chance it's worth taking my deal, even after spending this calculation.

LordHamster: 4.14 percent.

CharlsNChrg: Hm.

CharlsNChrg: That either means that I could likely find out the information through other means, or the calculations will be highly valuable.

LordHamster: I guess. Or both.

LordHamster: Deal or No Deal?

CharlsNChrg: No deal.

LordHamster: Figured. Enjoy wondering.

CharlsNChrg: That was clever, though, right?

LordHamster: Sure.

LordHamster: Determining the decision not to spend all the calculations. Cost: one calculation.

CharlsNChrg: :)

LordHamster: Teaching me that my bracer can make sophisticated predictions about the future? Priceless.

CharlsNChrg: ...

CharlsNChrg: :(

 

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II didn't read all through this thread but I want to say that this cute little summer update has the potential to indicate a power greater than an Arkentool on Parson's arm. Unless limits on the bracer's power are established soon, I will always be asking why Parson doesn't use it constantly.

I'd compare it (in fact I already did in another thread) to showing a gun in Act I - it better be fired before Act III. Well, this is a huge gun. If it doesn't fire hugely, we better know that it isn't loaded.
you necro'd the update to point out how much of a fan you are of a calculator? you must be an accountant or something.
moose o death wrote:
you necro'd the update to point out how much of a fan you are of a calculator? you must be an accountant or something.


For future reference: Is a week long enough for it to count as necro around here? *curious*
i would say so for the reaction page. there is perfectly valid everything else erfworld page to discuss specifics of things from updates. there is an average of 2 pages a week. so conversations that ended a week ago are more or less in the back of the mind.

nox harrington is basicly saying precisely the same things in the "what would you ask of the bracer" thread in that forum. so yeah. it's repeating the same information for the sake of it. why bump this update now? the discussion is somewhere else.
Yeah, that sounds reasonable to me. :)
moose o death wrote:
why bump this update now? the discussion is somewhere else.


Uh, sorry? No. Not sorry. Absolutely nothing to be sorry about. For the record, my contribution will stay with its appropriate source, in addition to the specific discussions sprung from that source.
Also, if you considered this an objectionable post, you were certainly under no obligation to respond to it. Your scolding will inform my future posts, but I can't say I expect it will change them much.
then re read them. i haven't scolded you. at best it's passive aggresive. i asked why you brought back a 6 update old topic to say what the general thread had already said and had moved into the OTHER forum. you even admit to not having read the discussion. everyone agree's the bracer is powerful. sizemore tells us that much early in book 1. he would know he's the generic mancy info character.

there is pages of people saying what you have.
moose o death wrote:
there is pages of people saying what you have.


Still... gosh. I'm working on it, but... just... not... sorry.

If you can find anyone making my delightful point about the obligation that this introduction puts on the story (gun? act III? sterling.) feel free to quote it at me. The summer update to which this refers is how old? Not very. If we're not supposed to talk about moments in the story by commenting on the thread DEDICATED TO THOSE MOMENTS, that should be made more clear. I would say 'thank you' for informing me of an unwritten message-board standard of not reviving old threads, but... you seem to be the only one with a problem. The bracer is as important as anything in this comic. I was interested enough in it to register and comment wherever available. What exactly is your point, "calling me out" regarding how important the point I was making was?
he's been using it since he got it. the story doesn't post billboards drawing attention to what amounts to parson using a calculator. it's mentioned again in 44. the word bracer isn't but he was running numbers in the afternoon.

your entirely too attached to that thing. your gonna blow a gasket over nothing.
moose o death wrote:
the story doesn't post billboards drawing attention to what amounts to parson using a calculator...
your entirely too attached to that thing. your gonna blow a gasket over nothing.


I'm not upset about the bracer. I'm intrigued by the bracer. If you don't understand why, or understand the ways in which it is NOT like using a calculator, please refer to the other threads - since you're opposed to reviving this one (though not, I notice, so opposed that you refrain from posting here).

Intrigued by the bracer - upset by your hostility. Cut it out. There's no reason I shouldn't be posting as I have.