ShinyBrownCoat wrote:Not quite, to hack the Eyebooks Charlie would have to reach the very source of Maggie's power: the point at which the G-String actually connects to the unit. In other words, he would have to directly access her G-spot.
The only other overlord with the potential for the same humble beginnings is Charlie. This would bring in ANOTHER real world reference onto him, which is "Flowers for Algernon" where Charlie, a dumb but happy man gains intelligence through an undescribed technique, he bonds with a lab rat that underwent a similar experiment and finds that being smart brings him nothing but woe and his mental gains are also distressingly temporary.
Raza wrote:I don't see Parson slapping anyone, or getting angry because a caster didn't detail the full philosophical underpinnings of their discipline. As all of us know, people can debate that sort of thing for days, and the distinction between pet theory and applicable principle becomes sketchier the further the subject gets from observable reality. There's plenty of room to wriggle out of duty there, even with sincerity depending on her own perceptions.
Something like communicating intuitions over thinkagram might come up in specific real-erfworld combat scenarios, but the G-string stuff? Iunno.
A Predictamancer wrote:And there is nothing more terrifying to him than decrypted, for they have no upkeep. That is his doom.
regisminae wrote:Ooooh, let's see...
Zelda, the Pyro, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Aristotle... the rest are beyond me.
I enjoyed this update.
EDIT: Sagan, of course. Still can't get the rest, although I feel like as soon as someone else identifies them, I'll have a Profoundly Obvious Moment.
EDIT2: The face I had supposed to be that of the Pyro is much more likely Psycho Mantis
EDIT3: ...and Spock
Raza wrote:And are they the "We'll have four more thinkamancers here in a minute; no charge." people? I've always thought they pointed out Sizemore, not Maggie.
*Checked back, they did point out Sizemore, specifically... but then, the guy making the call does look like one of the faces in this text update.
My personal bet it's that Erfworld has "mental stats" to go along with physical stats. Mancers have the highest mental stats around and are thus able to outthink everybody else, wich gives them the benefit of bending and stretching their Duty.
This also explains why Stanley is Stanley. He was not born a warlord or prince or mancer, but a lowly infantry dude, wich from what we've seen are quite-simple minded. Aka low mental stats, as they're born to serve as simple cannon fodder. Stanley has since raised trough the ranks, but his low mental stats from a lowly infantry dude remain.
Do we know of any other ruler with such humble beginnings? Not really. They were all born as warlords or princes, already with average-good mental stats.
gameboy1234 wrote:Conclusion: Banhammer was getting close to learning something important and Charlie rubbed him out.
peteratjet wrote:Seeing the gasmask, my first thought was Dream aka Morpheus aka The Sandman
atalex wrote:Poor Sizemore. Practically everyone he knows in involved in a conspiracy except him. He's starting to seem like the Ossomer of casters.
the_tick_rules wrote:Stanley hates Charlie
vector121 wrote:I find it funny that when people have read about plucking a G-string they start thinking about undergarments. After all, a G-String is a string on a guitar, and Erf has some strong musical components.
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