Book 2 - Page 25

Book 2 - Page 25
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Dr Pepper wrote:
--- Rush
One of my favorite bands!
Oberon wrote:
Dr Pepper wrote:
--- Rush
One of my favorite bands!

Rush isn't bad, but I prefer this:

To the songs that sing of glory and the brave
Are we dreaming there are better days to come?
When will the banners and the victory parades
Celebrate the day a better world was won?
On this day, the storm has just begun -
I will still hope there are better days to come.


-VNV Nation, "Sentinal"
And here I was thinking you were a metal-head :P But yeah, I don't get why the stereotypical feud between Metal- and Electro-heads, since both styles are enjoyable.
I'm a little-bit-of-everything-head, actually :P

What I listen to generally depends upon my mood - but on the other hand, having a decent range of music available to me lets me pick music that would fit a given situation.

For example: one man taking on an army in an attempt to avenge his fallen brother?

Vengeance by The Protomen. ("Send me the best you've got! Send me your strongest machines! The fight my brother fought, here, now, will end with me! / Is this the best you've got?! Is this your strongest machine?! Now, with one powershot, you'll see what vengeance means!")

Wondering if a war will ever end? Sentinal by VNV Nation ("When will the banners and the victory parades / Celebrate the day a better world was won?")

Frankly, I think that if I had to pick an anthem for Parson Gotti, it would be VNV Nation's Art of Conflict (which is basically quotes from Sun-tzu's The Art of War set to music).
And besides, VNV Nation has another song that's passably fittable to glorious holy last stands- Honour, from which a snippet

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for.
For our spirit and laws and ways.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
For heaven or hell we shall not wait.

Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged and slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?
effataigus wrote:
Parson: "What is the probability that XXXXX can be done within the rules of Erfworld by YYYYY?"
Bracer: 0%
or
Bracer: 100%

Think this would work as a fast way to figure out what can and cannot be done by magical (and mundane) means?

He should also ask what the probability of being able to swear in Erfworld is. Have the rules changed or has he stepped outside of them?


Nope - it is the POSSIBILITY something can be done that is binary - either it can be done or it can't.
The PROBABILITY is still a range along the continuum based of other factors and variables assuming it is possible.

Either it is POSSIBLE to swear or it is not. If it is then PROBABILITY is variable depending on circumstances. e.g. if it is possible for Parson to swear then if he drops a sword on his foot the probability that he will would be significantly higher that if he didn't.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:
And besides, VNV Nation has another song that's passably fittable to glorious holy last stands- Honour, from which a snippet

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for.
For our spirit and laws and ways.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
For heaven or hell we shall not wait.

Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged and slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?


I, personally, think that Subway to Sally's Tanz auf dem Vulkan would have been suitable for the endgame battle at Gobwin Knob.
If we're quoting dark electro on the subject, it's occurred to me that Rotersand's Exterminate Annihilate Destroy describes the decrypted especially well. It's about how humanity's tendency to violent fanaticism is a psychological feature and the specifics of faith and ideology are often interchangeable, which apparently applies to erfworlders doubly when the object of their loyalty changes.

Give me your faith, something I can believe in
and you'll be my family, my brother, my friend
Tell me a truth that I find undeceiving
teach me a lesson that I understand

Show me my leader and I'll pledge obedience
whisper the name of the enemy mine
Blessed be my fate and my tools of expedience
I will fulfill what's my mission divine
Of course, we can't forget RCC2's views on the Decrypted and their creator, either - I think the following segment from b00le's "Thanks for Playing" sums it up just fine (especially given recent events):

what will you do now, where will you turn?
Soon you will freefall, soon you will burn.
Soon you'll be seeing your own blood,
Sunken forever in stone and mud.

Hope you had a good time killing wives,
Women and childred under five.
Now that you ran and took the dive . . .
How does it feel to be dead alive?


(Granted, there aren't really any children or wives in Erfworld, but . . . )
Sounds like one of those things people say hoping to get to you, not realizing for the cleft of perspective that it affirms your position more than anything else.

I like it; that's how it goes a lot.