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NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
"It's dangerous out there. Here, take this." <grin>
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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"It's dangerous out there. Here, take this."

Well, sure, but what was I supposed to do with a ring with the letter "S" on it? I'd seen this movie - I knew the ring did bupkus.


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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
I wonder how Doug would react to the Queen of Wands/Special Circumstances universe. Especially if Doug arrives in the world to find Mrs Everette is waiting for him (possibly with an invitation to the next FLUF meeting).
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I'd have to check it out and get familiarity with it before I could possibly speculate.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
Basic summary - FBI has team of warrior priests and priestesses from various religions to fight demons.  The 2 book series is decent enough but I'm not sure how wide an appeal it has outside genre fans.
The Tv tropes page is a good a summary as any: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/L...cumstances
Mark
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RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
Quick question: Has there been a snippet with Worm yet?
Canadian lighthouse to U.S. Warship approaching it:  "This is a lighthouse.  Your call!"
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(08-24-2021, 05:17 PM)Pyeknu Wrote: Quick question: Has there been a snippet with Worm yet?


I think this one's from that story...


(04-10-2016, 12:21 AM)Dartz Wrote: After 6 weeks, I thought I'd started to settle in. Sure this world had it's differences, it's quirks and it's abominable horrors, but something about it just felt right, like I could close my eyes and almost be home. I heard footsteps outside and almost expected Hexe to walk through the door to the workshop. It had the dynamic. It had the heroes. It had the villains. It had the vigilantes lurking in the night. It had that sublime, turn-the-amp-to-eleven feel that only worlds with true metahumans could hope to match.

Parahumans, I corrected myself.

They called them Parahumans here.
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
Yes, that one is Worm. It's number 209 in the combined list thread.

Also from that list:

Number 166:

Doug leaned on his motorbike.

"Another day, another world."

He looked at the nearby city, which appeared to be a normal American port city - that had been hit by several bombs and a tidal wave.

He looked at the nearby sign. "Welcome to Brockton Bay."

"Time to hit a library." he muttered as he casually brushed a fly from his neck.

(by Jinx999)
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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I paused on my way out of "The Dump" to shake my nominal boss's
hand. "I'm calling it a night, Godfrey," I said.

He shot me a quick smile. "Good evening, then, Doug, and thank
you for all your help getting the place ready for tonight," he
replied, gesturing to the newly-opened club.

I returned the smile. "Anything for a friend. I'll be back in
around noon to help clean up and prep for tomorrow night." I
glanced across the room where Irene stood surrounded by her
family, and his gaze followed mine. "I suspect you're going to
be busy."

He chuckled. "Quite."

"You sure about what you've gotten yourself into?" I asked.
"Irene seems like a nice girl, but after spending ten minutes
with her... well, there's an old German word that fits her
perfectly: *ditz*." I glanced again at the exuberant blonde.
"I wouldn't've thought it'd be your type."

Godfrey's smile turned wry. "If you had asked me a year or two
ago, I would have agreed with you. But she isn't as shallow as
she appears, and even so still has an endearing innocence about
her."

I shook my head. "If you say so, Godfrey. As long as the two of
you are both happy."


-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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I shouldn't complain - after all, the Warriors are used to dealing with weird things happening on a regular basis, and a world with both technology reasonably close to what we have back home and public use of magic is pretty rare. But this particular weirdness could end up killing an entire city full of people, so I felt that I had a right to complain - if only I knew who I should be complaining to. Worse, both the company president and our best spellcaster were missing.

In their absence, our onmyoji was in charge. I cornered him in a quiet spot where the girls couldn't overhear us, being careful not to disturb the wards that he had hastily put up earlier. Quietly, I asked, "Ren, what the hell's going on out there?"

Just as quietly, he replied, "As I told the others, Doug-san, I couldn't begin to guess."

I didn't buy that when he said it earlier this evening, and I didn't buy it now. I'd learned a bit about misleading statements over the decades -- his had all the hallmarks of an attempt to get people to stop asking him questions. "I'm not asking you to guess. I'm asking you to tell me what you know."

He sighed quietly. "You've only been here a few weeks and you already know me that well. Itsuki-san was wise to hire you. We're facing a dragon."

"Really?" I suppose the mist blanketing the city could be some sort of breath weapon, but otherwise this wasn't like any dragon that I knew about. "Remind me after all of this is over to tell you about the time I punched out a dragon in Romania."

The barest hint of a smile played on Ren's face. Considering the gravity of our situation, that was the equivalent of a wide smile at any other time - except that I can't remember Ren ever smiling widely. "This is a different sort of dragon; a more metaphysical one."

A metaphysical dragon. I couldn't just walk up to an idea and punch it... although it might be interesting to try. "Tell me more."




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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
Another one I have yet to see...
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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RE: NanoSteps Brainstorming 3 - And a Step to the Right
(09-21-2021, 07:35 AM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: Another one I have yet to see...

I strongly suggest you track it down. There's a flashback story set at a-magic-school-that-isn't-Hogwarts that might give you a few ideas for the Harry Potter step (which is why I referenced said step in the snippet). Heck, the rest of the series might give you some ideas for that step, too.

Right Stuf has the license.
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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