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May 7th, 2012, 12:37 pm

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Reply Lord T Hawkeye, May 7th, 2012, 12:37 pm

Well she did say she had an idea to get in.

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Reply pensuka, May 7th, 2012, 3:00 pm

wow got to admit that was a original way of sneaking in

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), May 8th, 2012, 3:17 am

I wonder I wonder if the dying man manages to turn himself into a busty green skinned environmentalist, if his two body guards will be the first of his two converted.

One thing that always rubbed me the wrong way about urban fantasy stories is the idea that the fog of deceit HAS TO remain in place in the setting.

Reply unknown (Guest), May 8th, 2012, 3:19 pm

supriesed well i guess i should have seen that one coming

Reply Heliotroph (Guest), May 8th, 2012, 10:44 pm

@Alex Warlorn:
It's called The Masquerade or a Wainscot. This particular trope doesn't just rub me the wrong way; I flat out hate it. You know why most writers employ the trope? To engineer feelings of empathy and familiarity between the reader and the characters. It's hard to identify with the characters in science fiction or fantasy stories, particularly when set in a secondary world, as they don't live in "our" world. But if the protagonists happen upon some hidden magical world beneath our very noses it gives the author all the freedom of the fantasy genre without having to work to make the characters relatable. It's more egregious when the excuse for The Masquerade is something flimsy like "mankind isn't ready for the truth" or "it's magic; people will never notice it." That's how you can tell it's merely a cheap literary device. Harry Potter and Perry Jackson are particularly bad offenders.

Reply Lord T Hawkeye, May 9th, 2012, 12:29 am

@Alex Warlorn: An interesting topic. Why do you bring it up?

I never really tried to hide the supernatural from this setting. I think of it as "Magic exists and most have heard of it but it's still young and not yet widespread."

Reply Michiru-chan (Guest), May 10th, 2012, 12:36 pm

Legion tf time!!!
I bet the dying guy could actually be a legion queen or something.

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), May 11th, 2012, 12:22 am

@Michiru-chan:

Or 'he' already is one and was using the appearance of her former self as bait since Neko Cop would make an effective sister to begin the conversion of humanity.

Since Neko Cop called it dangerous, it's safe to say this takes place before the Legion abandoned its extremist methods. (Which would be a nice change of pace since we keep HEARING about how the legion used to be, and are now just poor and misunderstood.)

Reply Guest, May 12th, 2012, 9:17 am

i wish they had dolls like that

Reply MetalSpiral (Guest), September 8th, 2012, 4:34 pm

She's an MSF High graduate and she thinks getting turned into a doll feels strange?

Reply James Birdsong, June 14th, 2013, 11:03 am

Funny

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