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  1. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    I think she has a harder time than most humans. Being aloof and just out to have fun for 150 years means she hasn't dealt much with pain or loss. There's a certain amount of pain and loss that's unavoidable to humans.
  2. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    I look at it not as an abandonment of self but as an abandonment of Blaike's memory and Adrian as his legacy. Pandora's focus is outward. This is the first time she's been introspective, probably in hundreds of years. if I were to speculate, I'd think that Pandora was hurt so deeply by losing Blaike that she threw herself into everything but actually mourning him, becoming fiercely interested in and protective of 'family". She wants to focus on anything but herself. She's trying desperately to hold onto what was left of her life with Blaike because letting it go would be more than she could bear. And gradually becoming older and less balanced, bored and trapped.
  3. NP Wednesday August 9, 2017

    ...as along as we're agreed that the game artifact is a step on the way to hammers.
  4. NP Wednesday August 9, 2017

    proof of concept in the sense of "Can I do an artifact that makes things better (or more fun) and not worse?"
  5. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    I don't think she'd be having the conversation with herself that she is having if she didn't feel empathy. But I think it is new to her.
  6. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Pretty much, yeah. Blaike meant too much to her, Adrian meant too much to her to reset and lose the connection.
  7. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Just skimming the article I'm am completely willing to believe that the Chinese instigated this altercation.
  8. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    I think "trickster" primarily. In that mode she wasn't "bad" per se.... But humor, especially practical joke sort of humor is hard to pull off without some cruelty. Which in turn often requires some indifference to the object of the prank. I'd like to credit Blaike with putting Pandora in touch with her empathy. Maybe Pandora's experience with Blaike was enough to bring about a change to basic nature. I expect we'll find out eventually.
  9. NP Wednesday August 16, 2017

    Yeah but you'd expect classicJerry to know what he was talking about.
  10. NP Wednesday August 16, 2017

    There's no evidence that Pandora is even conscious of Jerry's new self. Or even his old self. I know NP is not canon, but if Hanma is, character elements like her age and power, also prior knowledge of pre-reset Jerry, should be canon. Hanma is old enough and powerful enough to power a hammer artifact. Jerry told the girls he wouldn't be able to do this and Jerry 2.0 confirmed it. There's no reason to think a Pandora reset could do something a Jerry reset couldn't. Pandora's reset would have to travel decades back in time to be old enough and powerful enough to be Hanma in a universe where time travel can't occur.
  11. NP Wednesday August 16, 2017

    Not given her prior history with Jerry...
  12. NP Wednesday August 9, 2017

    I thought she was saying "I'll start with this and work my way up to hammers of twapping"
  13. Story Monday August 14, 2017

    No but I can read the wikipedia entry. I don't think Immortal reincarnation works the same as it does in Inuyasha. Consider what Pandora says in today's comic as she argues with herself. "I would still be me where it matters"
  14. More Speculation.

    I'll agree to the principle but maintain my disagreement with the example. I have a hard time seeing Voltaire impersonating Ed Verres in order to further gender-shame Tedd as passing muster. That was Scotty's suggestion. Note that even when Voltaire considers routes he could have taken to "guide and empower" Tedd in the direction he wants Tedd to go, Impersonating Ed Verres wasn't on his list of options. Something I realized elsewhere was that if Pandora could run around and kill every werewolf, presumably directly and personally, then Immortal law doesn't cover werewolves as if they were human. Strong bet that Aberrents/Vampires aren't human for purposes of Immortal law either. So Voltaire can mean Sirleck harm. I also wouldn't be surprised to find that Immortal law doesn't cover unexpected consequences. So humans that might get hurt because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time when Sirleck and Adrian throw down aren't Voltaire's fault either. New and Old Flames: Voltaire was able to "guide" Dex into having the bulldog-dragon try to destroy Greg's dojo (presumably killing everybody inside including Dex) without being forcibly reset, so "Guide" can be read pretty broadly. Certainly Immortals could gain more freedom to act as they get better at rationalizing their actions or keeping enough control over their thoughts that they don't trigger a reset. I would expect the insanity that builds up over time might make more and more reset-worthy actions fail to trigger a reset.
  15. Story Monday August 14, 2017

    That's a lot clearer, thank you. I'm hoping at least that things aren't as bad as they look. My first thought when I read 'as if read from a book" I thought, "yeah, a poorly written book.". The phrase gives a sense of a dry abstract remembering, not being told a story with the emotional responses a good story can evoke. That also means the intimate details are not carrying through. The sights, smells touches and the emotional impact of these things just aren't there. They died with the old personality., granting it at least some privacy. if I'm an Immortal and do a proper reset, I'm not handing my memories to a random stranger. I'm handing them to me. A new variation on the theme of me, anyway. There's certain things I am at my core of being and I'll still be those things. If I handle my past self's memories ungently it would probably be because I'm an ungentle soul to begin with. If I am one to value personal interaction and intimacy, I will probably treat my previous self's life that same way. I won't feel what I did but knowing something was important to me once means I will probably teat the memory with respect. I think the technical aspects of being an Immortal actually do survive a proper reset. Jerry called it "my new self knowing his lefts from his rights."