Book 3 - Page 58

Hmf. Good view, anyway.

Book 3 - Page 58
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Here I am wondering if the Zombie drink is a Cranberries reference ("in your head").
I really want to say something witty here, but I'm too exasperated by not being able to successfully edit my Avatar picture. I have a pic I want to use for it, and I have it uploaded on Imageshack. 200 x 200 px, less than the required size, but I just can't get the dang system to work.

/sigh
DJMandwich wrote:
Here I am wondering if the Zombie drink is a Cranberries reference ("in your head").


It might be coincidental. Fun, though.
Ok, I just have to ask. How many of these things are intentional layers of puns, and how many are just coincidences where we search for meanings that weren't originally intended?
Glome wrote:
Anyone else think that maybe the caster-link didn't actually make the tower sentient, rather it was always sentient? Perhaps it simply lacked the ability to interact with anything around it. I might be like that dream Jillian had

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In the dream, Jillian was no longer a fighter; she was a piece of land. Warlords fought on her, trying to own and control her. Tiny insignificant kings erected cities upon her high mountains and in her grassy valleys. Knights flew her skies. Miners dug tunnels through her rocky flesh. She watched them struggle and strive, fall and burn, and felt pity for them. But she could do nothing. Her body was frozen in time.


I think I'm gonna put quatloos on this being true. I remember suggesting that all towers might have at least some of the specials Parson and co. could suddenly see on this tower a few updates ago.

(How do quatloos work, exactly?)
Quatloos are a fictional currency that people on the internet use to make idle deals with each other in the form of a joke that is not meant to be taken seriously.

So, like BitCoins.

And Corrupt User, you would be surprised how many unintentional references can be made as one is writing an Erf story. Well, not really unintentional, but just, falling into your lap serendipitously.
NaturalMathamancer wrote:
Glome wrote:
Anyone else think that maybe the caster-link didn't actually make the tower sentient, rather it was always sentient? Perhaps it simply lacked the ability to interact with anything around it. I might be like that dream Jillian had

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In the dream, Jillian was no longer a fighter; she was a piece of land. Warlords fought on her, trying to own and control her. Tiny insignificant kings erected cities upon her high mountains and in her grassy valleys. Knights flew her skies. Miners dug tunnels through her rocky flesh. She watched them struggle and strive, fall and burn, and felt pity for them. But she could do nothing. Her body was frozen in time.


I think I'm gonna put quatloos on this being true. I remember suggesting that all towers might have at least some of the specials Parson and co. could suddenly see on this tower a few updates ago.

(How do quatloos work, exactly?)


Make a post in the betting thread. Try to formulate your bet in a manner that will make it easy to see if it was resolved, possibly with a time limit (before the end of book 3, I bet that X will happen). And then hopefully someone takes you up on it.

Everybody starts at zero Quatloos (Q), but can go 100Q in debt (limit increasing with time). A big bet is around 20 Q, 5-10Q being normal and below 5 Q being small (this is no rule, just a description). You can offer odds if you like, but most bets are just straight bets.
Anyone else amused that the former Jetstone capitol tower became "Jed, Stone Head" tower?
Glome wrote:
Anyone else think that maybe the caster-link didn't actually make the tower sentient, rather it was always sentient? Perhaps it simply lacked the ability to interact with anything around it. I might be like that dream Jillian had

https://wiki.erfworld.com/Hvs.tCF_59
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“Your casters uncovered something primal about Erfworld, that cities in a sense like to be owned. That they enjoy being fought over. I’d say it’s something important to our understanding of Erfworld.”...

From that new perspective, Maggie saw something which she recognized as manipulable by Thinkamancy, and she gave it (or awakened in it, he wasn’t clear on that) some form of conciousness.

So yes, the tower always had a mind, it was simply non-sapient and/or asleep.

As to whether Jillian's dream was real, who knows, but it's probable. Perhaps the world as a whole has a collective mind and was dreaming of how it would one day free itself. That might also be a part of the intelligence behind how Fate works.
I never realized till just now how much Stanley looks like an actual child, not just a small adult.