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TFT Snippet #10

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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by ywing14   » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:59 pm

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Thanks for the Snippet
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by AClone   » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:46 pm

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phillies wrote:
Readers would note that the local military apparently does not have rules about relations between people in the same chain of command, or that would also be an issue.

Aside, of course, from the fact that they aren't in the same chain of command.
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by Cartref   » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:45 pm

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Thank you for the awesome snippet and I hope that you health continues to improve
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by PlaysWithBees   » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:07 am

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Dilandu wrote:
thanatos wrote:
RFC did comment upon Merlin being in fact a transgender character in a recent post.


Hm, seems I missed that post. Could you link me to it please?


Don’t have the link, but it is in the thread where RFC has a rant about having to change readers due to some unprofessional editorializing by the previous reader.
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by Thendisnia   » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:04 am

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[quote/]
(or something is REALLY wrong with Merlin's PICA, because such major thing as person's sexuality rewrite is not "just a small glitch". Since PICA did not have any hormonal system, the shape of body literally could not affect the personality in any way. It's either hardware or software degradation on a dangerous level)[/quote]


No it's just proof that the author understands or believes that how you are treated by those around you on a day by day basis establishes how you see yourself including your masculinity or femininity.
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by phillies   » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:15 am

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Thendisnia wrote:[quote/]
(or something is REALLY wrong with Merlin's PICA, because such major thing as person's sexuality rewrite is not "just a small glitch". Since PICA did not have any hormonal system, the shape of body literally could not affect the personality in any way. It's either hardware or software degradation on a dangerous level)



No it's just proof that the author understands or believes that how you are treated by those around you on a day by day basis establishes how you see yourself including your masculinity or femininity.[/quote]

Or the gender alteration functions of the PICA also alter how the resident software from the human thinks about the topic. After all, that's what Merlin is at this point, an accumulation fo software inside a computer. The process that alters the body might also be set up to edit, quite deliberately the software of the resident person. How this works under the ten day limit is a bit obscure, but that limit as a practical matter has ceased to exist.
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by phillies   » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:16 am

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ywing14 wrote:Thanks for the Snippet


Agreed.
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by isaac_newton   » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:29 am

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phillies wrote:
ywing14 wrote:Thanks for the Snippet


Agreed.



and really glad that you are recovering!
[as others have already said]
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by lyonheart   » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:53 am

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Hi RFC!

Ditto and Amen to all of these comments.

I am surprised how long it took Garvai to come out and broach this, I was sure it would be much sooner, given previous hints of his feelings for her, and the snippets indicating his new status seemed to imply they had already crossed that Rubicon, but RFC is more than welcome to spice things up any way he chooses after all.

I think PeterZ is close on his economic/financial analysis [Kudos PeterZ], propping up or rescuing the Siddarmark economy is very important to Charis, being its largest trading pardner, let alone most strategic ally.

I'm very surprised they let it get this bad in the first place.

Between the EoC's obvious information sources and the secret seijins, the bad paper ought to to be sorted out rather quickly, and if it appears a repeat of J.P. Morgan's quick intervention occurs, all the better.

Striking a balance between justice and the speculators is difficult if not impossible; G. Washington never got congress to pay his officers what it had promised [relying on paper money backed by nothing does that], Hamilton couldn't repay the soldiers who'd sold their promissory notes to the speculators, but putting the country on a sound financial basis helped a lot.

Given how effectively limitless the Moryah lode is, backing the Siddarmark Bank should be fairly cheap, especially considering its strategic implications.

I can't help wondering if the cover with it powered non-rigid balloons are carrying not food but bullion or new minted coins to Siddarmark, possibly to all the various local offices of the national bank [ex-Qwentyn?] as needed at the story climax.

Which reminds me of a very bad made for TV miniseries in the late '70's with Lorne Green based on Arthur Halley's "The Money Changers" with Kirk Douglass as the hero, IIRC.

I know RFC will tell a much better story, and demonstrate his amazing range of knowledge NTM storytelling.

Thanks again for the snippet and health explanation; if only a PICA were available to dictate all the stories we want, so you could recover in peace. :D

What book is RFC working on now?


phillies wrote:
ywing14 wrote:Thanks for the Snippet


Agreed.



and really glad that you are recovering!
[as others have already said][/quote]
Any snippet or post from RFC is good if not great!
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Re: TFT Snippet #10
Post by PeterZ   » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:13 am

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Questions: Does the seat of government moving to Suoth Harchong and the northern serf rebellion mean the plight of the southern serf has worsened? If so, does that mean Green Tree Island will get an influx of immigrants? Do those factors lead to a Charisian colonization of the Barren Lands?

The current story arcs point to the three pillars of South Harchong politics rebalancing their degree of power and influence. The great trading houses of the South will begin asserting their influence as the old noble families of the North come to terms with their diminished wealth. All the while the beaurocracy will try to deepen their control in the South in an environment where they do not have a monopoly on information gathering nor control of economic activity. The trading houses don't relay on government beaurocrats to run things in the South as the nobles did in the North. Sure there is a degree of oversight, but the trading houses will make sure that beaurocrats are far enough removed to be unable to take over.

The dynamic of poor but politically conncected aristocrats, wealthy but common trading houses, a beaurocracy that wishes to become more deeply entrenched and an emperor with a jones on for punishing the miscreants who killed his father and re-conquer his ancestral real while at it; will be interesting indeed. Interesting and create a relatively freewheeling geopolitical dynamic 20 years down the road when the Sleepers awaken.
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