EarwaxRock wrote:It seemed like after Ansom was decrypted, he just went into full cognitive dissonance-mode, accepting his new side to be in the right, regardless of what they did, despite the fact that he felt the same way about the other side just seconds before.
On the other hand, Ossomer, who seemed at least equally proud when we first met him, seems (just from reading his body language) to feel quite a bit of shame over the way his side is behaving. I don't know if this shows a difference in character that I hadn't noticed, or if Ansom would have reacted the same way if he had stayed around to see Gobwin Knob's latest tactics.
I think there are some very key differences between Ansom and Ossomer. Although lately Ossomer has been drifting around in a daze, and some people (especially me) have been teasing him for it, really I think he's quite a good, reasonable character.
Remember when Parson first told Ansom that Royalty was obsolete? Ansom responded with rage - he has a fanatical belief in his own righteousness. It seems he devotes himself - mind, body and soul (if he still has one) into whatever belief it is that gives him a step up over others around him.
When Ossomer was confronted by Ansom, he didn't rage, or even try to argue. He just stated his position, and invited Ansom to prove him wrong. Ansom and Wanda tag-teamed him, and so now he has the following to think about:
Reconciling his belief in the Royal Titanic Mandate with his new non-royal side.
Seeing the basic beliefs of his life (honourable conduct etc) being violated by his CWL.
Considering if his beliefs in the RTM have indeed been proven wrong by his defeat.
Considering Toolism as perhaps a valid option after all...
Unlike Ansom who was a bit "Ah, shit. RTM isn't gonna work for me now... what was that thing about Toolism? Yeah, that'll work! I'm a Toolist!! GoToolsYAY!" Ossomer is actually taking the time to consider his position and make a judgement on what this all means regardless of where it leaves him socially.
I bet he needs a hug.
Ruduen wrote:Come to think of it, who are the likely candidates for the king to talk to? The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Don King, but that doesn't sound right as his choice for immediate consultation.
I also hope for someone who is not Don. We've seen those two interact not long ago. Perhaps the Sofa King? Or maybe this is a good time to introduce a new character/side?
Also - where are the marbits?
And lastly: Will Tramennis fight? I'm going to have to say yes, but I dont see him winning after GK has come so far. Does this mean we get a captured/decrypted Tramennis? Or does he jetpack away at the last moment...
If he doesn't fight, and just lets GK take the city, that would be balls. Not idiot balls - hairy old ones.
No, no. It hit him in the brain because it killed him. - Dante