name lips wrote: badninja wrote:
Why do I get the feeling that croakamancers and anyone on the naightymancery schools are seriously disliked for some reason? Wanda should have stood up a little more here for her professions instead of being distracted by those lovely
I'm pretty sure the seduction is more than a little magical in nature. Olive Branch is distracting them, throwing them off balance, making rational thought difficult.
When Wanda managed to get into an actual, intellectual argument, the effect faded. She regained her composure, her objectivity. As soon as the subject shifted to Tommy, to beds, to curves
, she lost it again.
Only through the most intense mental effort did she resist going to bed with Branch. And it felt wrong, like she was missing out on something, to resist her. That's magic.
I think we're getting a good look at what Hippymancy is capable of. Peace, love, and joy. For everybody. Whether they wanted it or not... they WILL want it now.
Uhm, no. Nothing at all magical about that at all
. That's skill. That's psychology. That's Olive knowing her game really well.
I've had philosophical debates while getting a lap-dance. I can do it, as long as I stay (ahem) on point. The moment I start to lose the thread, it's over. Had an old... well, let's call her an acquaintance, that liked to do that to me back the first time through college. If I kept my focus and held onto the debate, I could maintain an intelligent, well reasoned conversation. If she managed to break my train of thought though, it was very har... *coughs* difficult to get it back.
What Wanda did was use a little... Okay, a LOT
willpower to resist a beautiful woman who was using her charms to seduce her. The fact that she felt regret at not sliding into bed with a warm, curvacious Olive just means she's most definitely human.
That's not magic. That's human nature at one of its most basic
Edit: More on Wanda's regret and missing something, there's a reason I refer to the person above as an acquaintance. Boop just isn't adequate in some cases and this would be one of them. She enjoyed torment, and it never went beyond said torment. She gave me opportunities (much like Olive) when she knew I couldn't, or rather wouldn't, take them. I became an intimate friend with Wanda's regret. Trust me. No magic there. Just pure, old fashioned human nature.