Tonot wrote:Lipkin wrote:My point is that I don't doubt that they could croak themselves out of protest, but I don't know how effective that would be.
I had not actually considered that additional point, you are right, if they felt that strongly about it they could protest by starving themselves.
I meant, Sizemore is angry and against the Magic Kingdom being a battleground, yet at some point he chose* to be a soldier.
If he was really against war.
If he really thinks the MK deserves being protected against fighting.
Then choosing to be a fighter, anywhere in Erfworld, is WRONG.
Blowing a person up here, alright, and there, somehow wrong?.
( *This if he was ever made "free" by being sent to the MK by his "popped" ruler of course, if he was always from popping a member of GK then he is just kind of stuck under Duty like a stabber )
I don't think Sizemore has ever claimed that killing people is ok. He never wanted to do so. He was never happy about doing so. Sizemore didn't choose to be a soldier. The default for Erf is to be involved in war. He has to choose not to be a soldier, and he hasn't done that yet. And if he does choose to do so, he could be disbanded for disobeying orders. The excuse of "just following orders" has more weight when there is an actual compulsion to do so programed into the person in question.
I think Sizemore believes that taking lives anyplace is wrong. But The Magic Kingdom was the one place he had to get away from everything. It's not that he thinks it should be kept free from violence. It's that he doesn't want to be involved with violence at all, and now there is no escape. He's been burying his head in the sand in the Magic Kingdom up until now, and that option was just torn away from him. He doesn't have anywhere to run from reality anymore. He knows he now has no choice but to be a soldier, or die.
Edit: To address your last point. I think Sizemore popped at Gobwin Knob, because he shares Signamancy with Stanley.