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Safe and Sound
Safe and Sound
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This is one of those really useful songs that Doug can't use on his own. "Safe and Sound", by Capital Cities, from the album "In A Tidal Wave of Mystery"





Music video by Capital Cities performing Safe And Sound. © 2013 Lazy Hooks, LLC Under Exclusive License To Capitol Records, LLC

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If Doug plays it alone, it fizzles - "We're safe and sound", not "I'm safe and sound". But when there's somebody beside him (I suspect he'd prefer Maggie, or Makoto, or in a pinch Eimi, because of the line "I could show you love"), then together they get near-perfect protection from physical and social attacks. And they can't be separated - "In a tidal wave of mystery / You'll still be standing next to me"

They also can't be moved against their will - "Hold your ground / We're safe and sound". However, if the person Doug is with wants to be someplace else, they both go there. (Doug doesn't have a say in that.)

Doug also gets an uptick to his luck, at the expense of the person he's with getting a downtick to his or her luck.

The person Doug is with is in the driver's seat for the rest of the effects, which are variable within some limits: "I could lift you up / I could show you what you wanna see / And take you where you wanna be / ... / I could fill your cup / You know my river won't evaporate"
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Rob Kelk

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RE: Safe and Sound
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I mentioned this one a few years back, but gave it a possibly-too-effective effect, though making it only work if Doug and any subjects are not making attacks might bring it into line:

Effect: Doug and chosen targets inside his AoE become completely invulnerable to harm for the duration of the song, but have a variety of strange visual manifestations applied, randomly per subject. They my lose all colour to be in shades of grey or sepia like an old photograph, be followed by a rainbow afterimage, have a thick border of some neutral colour appear around them like a cardboard cutout, etc. They can also dance with great skill and perfect coordination, if they can hear the music (the "sound" part of Safe & Sound) and they choose to.

Very useful to get a group of civilians out of a danger zone, as Doug can simply start it up and call for them to dance with him, then lead the group away at best across-the-floor speed and only have to worry about the ones who refuse to dance having trouble with rough ground or getting trampled - and any dancer who helps them may bring them into step as part of the choreography, though they're free to stop dancing again if they're a real party-pooper.

This would be awesome to foil a Death Eater attack by the way. So very Doug
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RE: Safe and Sound
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(03-17-2020, 11:41 AM)classicdrogn Wrote: I mentioned this one a few years back, but gave it a possibly-too-effective effect, though making it only work if Doug and any subjects are not making attacks might bring it into line:

Effect: Doug and chosen targets inside his AoE become completely invulnerable to harm for the duration of the song, but have a variety of strange visual manifestations applied, randomly per subject. They my lose all colour to be in shades of grey or sepia like an old photograph, be followed by a rainbow afterimage, have a thick border of some neutral colour appear around them like a cardboard cutout, etc. They can also dance with great skill and perfect coordination, if they can hear the music (the "sound" part of Safe & Sound) and they choose to.

Very useful to get a group of civilians out of a danger zone, as Doug can simply start it up and call for them to dance with him, then lead the group away at best across-the-floor speed and only have to worry about the ones who refuse to dance having trouble with rough ground or getting trampled - and any dancer who helps them may bring them into step as part of the choreography, though they're free to stop dancing again if they're a real party-pooper.

This would be awesome to foil a Death Eater attack by the way. So very Doug

I can see those sorts of effects if Doug's first exposure to the song was from the video, but they aren't supported by the song itself...
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