Denar wrote:Sizemore's such a crybaby. Does he not remember the host of Charlie-goon carnymancers lining up to shoot Parson the moment he came back through the portal? - and not just parson, they had no problem starting a fight with the otherwise "pacifist" predicta/thinkamancy crowd, and getting other members of the qualified involved.The war was in the Magic kingdom long before parson ever set foot in it, that's exactly what the Thinkamancers are worried about with Charlie and the g-strings, and the war is exactly why Sizemore's friends made the spell that summoned parson.
Seems like if there's anyone sizemore should be directing his anger at right now, it's janis.
There's all kinds of problems with Sizemore's thinking. I'm OK with that- he has an unusual perspective for an Erfworlder and he's more likely than most to eventually work through it rather than rage-turning or whatever (and whatever he does, it's probably going to be interesting to see).
The Grand List of Problems with Sizemore's Thinking:
1. The Magic Kingdom was not a place anybody could go. In fact, it's a place only an elite can go. Even casters can only go if barbarian or if their ruler allowed it.
2. The MK may be peaceful but most of its inhabitants (temporary and permanent) wage war on other people.
3. Parson was summoned by a coalition including the hippiemancers to bring peace to Erf. Sizemore has to decide whether he cares more about his personal status in the MK or about that whole peace business. He's seen Erf. Universal pacifism will not break out spontaneously. This omelette requires a lot of broken eggs for the greater good.
4. There's been a secret war between Charlie and the Thinkamancers, involving other MK casters to boot, before Parson even entered Erfworld. All was not as peaceful as it appeared.
5. Charlie and the Thinkamancers are as responsible for open conflict entering the MK as Parson. Parson just wanted to pass through. They escalated it.
6. He's not "nothing" to Janis' side. The people who he's nothing to are people who are fighting against Peace On Erf. Why does he want to be something to them anyway?
The TLDR version: Sizemore is pining for an idealized situation that never really existed and required him to be willfully blind to the plight of people outside the MK. He's got to choose between a selfish desire to get that situation back or being willing to sacrifice that for the goal of Peace On Erf.