Chapter 16, page 9

May 30th, 2019, 11:00 pm

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Ganurath (Guest) May 31st, 2019, 12:20 am
Tune in next time, when a pair of snotty bitches with famous relatives find out that status is no substitute for skill.
Guesticus (Guest) May 31st, 2019, 1:55 am
Step one: kick Spotty's hand into her face
E Hines (Guest) June 1st, 2019, 8:33 am
@Guesticus: Maybe not. She's committed for the moment. Better to nail the other first; that's the one that's not yet actually drawn in, and so has choices under her control. That one needs to become fully engaged, too, earlier than planned, and on Tirin the Younger's terms, not theirs. Take all their choices away from them.
And: as things...stand...right now, the cross-fire they've set up have themselves as targets....
@Dragonrider: no shields. Don't waste the time or energy. Go on offense; let them worry about defense. Second Rule of Krav (and Patton's first rule). Third Rule's satisfaction follows pretty much automatically.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) June 1st, 2019, 10:15 am
@E Hines: yeah, was thinking about the lovely crossfire and 'unfriendly-fire' situation
Kinda agree about drawing Grace in under Lil Tir's 'control', butt she shouldn't ignore the spotty-one with a fireball literally in hand: kick or knock the hand (preferably into her face: dry up her spots nicely :P) and then focus on Grace who will hopefully be just a little rattled seeing her not-friend face-palm her own fireball
E Hines (Guest) June 1st, 2019, 11:19 am
@Guesticus: As I understand it, the fireball is prelude to something stronger. It could be launched, but it'd be pretty trivial, singe-worthy only.
Still, if Tirin the Younger moves properly in forcing Grace to engage before Grace is ready, she'll put Grace in the line of fire of Eritha's premature launch. And leave Eritha exposed to Grace's own premature response.
It's the first accurate shot down range that wins, not the first shot, which often occurs before the weapon has cleared leather.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) June 1st, 2019, 9:20 pm
@E Hines: true, the mini-fireball may not do much damage (we saw how 'effective' it was when we were introduced to these brats), butt as a means of distraction...
The Magi-brats aren't here to just 'scare' Lil Tir, they are here to seriously hurt her if not outright kill her (how they will cover that up with two respected witnesses... then again, no one ever claimed they were intelligent :P )
robnot (Guest) June 2nd, 2019, 10:54 am
@Guesticus: ..just had a though,, (i no, rare.!) ,, but T. detonates the fireball where it is....
then pulls the movie Wizards (77)trick.. pulls gun shoot's both (stun gun) ...
Guest June 1st, 2019, 11:53 pm
@E Hines: She's considering she will have to live with these insecure Bitches for some time. She damages them and she gives them cause for revenge, she blocks them and she lets them know they can't hurt her but probably she can hurt them.
Guesticus (Guest) June 2nd, 2019, 1:21 am
@Guest: she only has to live with them, if they continue to live
Bitchlock will probably have an promote her after she takes the unworthy bitches out
E Hines (Guest) June 2nd, 2019, 9:31 am
@Guest: If she merely blocks them, they'll be frustrated. And better prepared next time for not underestimating her. And there would be a next time.
They're not bent on a beat-down to show her her place--at best, Tiring the Younger cannot safely make that assumption. Beyond that, this fight has implications for Billy's safety--he's her slave--and possibly for that of her father.
Best to finish this, now, on her terms, and in such a way that she'll never have to face them a second time.
I wonder though: is this a test, and Salock is watching? If so, would she recognize a) the difference between mercy and forbearance, b) excessive force vs appropriate force, c) the utility of totality vs less-than-totality in a fight's outcome given the circumstance of this fight?
And this: who is being tested?
Has Salock read Tsun-Tse, or this multiverse's equivalent?
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) May 31st, 2019, 1:56 am
Another 'strappingly' good invotive :D
Merceneiress June 1st, 2019, 8:47 am
@Guesticus: haha, thanks!
Dragonrider May 31st, 2019, 2:32 am
Remember all this is leading up to Tirin in a life threatening position.
Maybe now would be a good time to throw up a protective shield, probably not a good time to play "nice" however; Tirin doesn't want to leave the others in the hosp or worde.
robnot (Guest) May 31st, 2019, 10:49 am
.. agree with all 4 comments ..
@Ganurath: power,, skill an power.
@Guesticus: fireballs , why must the young always use fireballs.??
..invotive.. :) safe word, safe word.!!!
@Dragonrider: ? hospital ward ?? was that the last words.?? and maybe she does.. any sanctimonious bully will keep coming, until you make it impossible.! (( personal experience,, i even put him in hospital for a week, kept coming,, until i "threatened" his family,, whatever happens to me happens to them...))
Dragonrider May 31st, 2019, 1:06 pm
@robnot: The word was worse, try to check spelling but get in a hurry sometimes
robnot (Guest) June 2nd, 2019, 10:43 am
@Dragonrider: no worries.!.. if not for spell checker.! i wood not be here... an reading it twice, still miss stuff..
Merceneiress June 1st, 2019, 8:51 am
@robnot: the safe word is: "Dopple"
Vulcan (Guest) May 31st, 2019, 3:37 pm
Oh, it's a trap all right, girl. Tirin has both of you right where she wants you.
Guesticus (Guest) May 31st, 2019, 8:44 pm
@Vulcan: yeah, Lil Tir may not have know at her house it was a trap, butt she figured it out soon enough anyway, and now she has turned their trap into her trap
Weiser (Guest) June 1st, 2019, 3:06 am
This might become nasty.
Lloyd (Guest) June 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
The question is not just whether Tirin can defeat both Eritha and Grace at the same time, she seems to be powerful enough. But is she skillful enough to defeat them with nuance? Crushing them with overwhelming force is simple (even if not necessarily easy). To control and/or incapacitate without damage is a different matter.
A consideration: all three of them are important to the defense of the Vay planet and way of life. Are any of them aware of all ramifications of this little (in the grand scheme of things) squabble rooted in envy?
Also, some longer term personal considerations: Will Tirin be willing to stay on Vay after learning everything she can (graduating)? Will she be allowed to leave? Will she be able to take Dad and Peter with her when she leaves?
Guesticus (Guest) June 4th, 2019, 7:07 am
@Lloyd: you mean 'Billy', not 'Peter', butt... probably not, Bitchlock doesn't take well to people saying no to her, less so powerful people she can't control
Lloyd (Guest) June 4th, 2019, 8:06 am
@Guesticus: Yes, thank you. I had a very small inkling that something might be wrong but didn't pay attention to it enough to hit the <back button and double check.
Spelling Bee Official: Contestant, can you spell "Billy?"
Contestant Lloyd: Of course I can. "Billy," pee, ee, tee, ee, arr, "Billy."
Guesticus (Guest) June 5th, 2019, 2:47 am
@Lloyd: heh, no worries, personally know of a different comic creator who often gets his own characters' names wrong (and throws a shit-fit if readers use nicknames)
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