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Seasons #14 released [message #6644] Sun, 03 April 2011 22:29 Go to next message
Ellen Hayes  is currently offline Ellen Hayes
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Ye gods I get sick of proofing and reproofing... and I do NOT know why I leave some edits up until the last. You'd think I'd want to unfuck the fucked-up bits more... like, enough to actually do them immediately. But not always, for some reason.

Not actually having a good day.

But you should be having a good day (what's left of it), because:
A) You're not at Jane's - it's kinda tense there lately
B) You get to read about being there anyway

Ellen
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Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6653] Mon, 04 April 2011 17:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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way cool! Love how Val is taking charge.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6655] Tue, 05 April 2011 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Considering that Jane wrote out what had been going on for Art/Diana, she seems to have forgotten to mention a number of important things (what happened at Val's Naming, Val falling down the stairs a lot). I'm wondering what else?

Jane still doesn't seem to be tracking very well, even though she is starting to feel better than before. I guess that may be the reason she forgot to mention things before, that she was coming down with the lurgy and not tracking well. This ties in with the fact that she doesn't seem to have communicated very well with Caro and Sandy about the special problems she's been experiencing with Val.

I'm guessing Tuck thought he was kissing Deb, or conceivably one of The Pack, and will be very apologetic when he remembers where he is.

P.S. You forgot to update the latest release date.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6664] Wed, 06 April 2011 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, now is the time to take bets on who will figure out that Tuck/Val was experienced en-femme before arrival at Seasons House.

My money is on Ken, then Art. It's because Ken will more likely see Val engaging others socially outside the house and realize the oddity can only be explained with previous experience. Art second, if he can maintain his academic objective, but it will be limited to what he observes based upon Jane's description. Jane and Marie still sees a student, while Darla is getting too much of her buttons push to see otherwise.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6725] Sat, 09 April 2011 14:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ellen Hayes  is currently offline Ellen Hayes
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OtteryLexa wrote on Wed, 06 April 2011 01:04

P.S. You forgot to update the latest release date.

*shrieks in rage*

More seriously, send me email next time. I read it long before I reply to it.

Ellen
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Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6736] Mon, 11 April 2011 03:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lurker wrote on Wed, 06 April 2011 17:40

Well, now is the time to take bets on who will figure out that Tuck/Val was experienced en-femme before arrival at Seasons House.


I'm still waiting to find out if Darla will be trying to take up the mantle of a second big sister, or if she's going to become Edith White junior like she was (will be) with Adrienne.

If she's trying to win her way into tuck's confidences, she's smart enough, manipulative enough, and most importantly, willing to be a big enough trouble maker in order to do it. And if Darla can figure out how to get Ken into the act...

Ken himself, i get the feeling that he's not that observant. first, he never see's Darla's tricks in time to get himself clear. Second, he didn't noticed the couple of times Anne was throwing herself at him. I think he'll be more interested in the legal wrangling he can pull out of the contract than questions about who wrote it.

IMO, it all comes down to who's closest to Tuck. maybe physically. If Darla is big sistering, even antagonistically, she will be a strong contender. But otherwise i'm going with Marie. She has the most access to tuck at times when he could let things slip.

Behavior outside the house for the time being will be a non-factor since they are still operating under the false assumption that his competency out of the house is from a fear even greater than his fear of Jane.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6739] Mon, 11 April 2011 06:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Charlene's inner monologues should be a fun read after this. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6743] Mon, 11 April 2011 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I still think that the coefficient of friction on the bottom of Val's shoes is too low. Even if "all the others" don't have a problem with it.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6746] Mon, 11 April 2011 20:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mkemp wrote on Tue, 12 April 2011 00:29

I still think that the coefficient of friction on the bottom of Val's shoes is too low. Even if "all the others" don't have a problem with it.

I may have to steal this... And yes, definitely Tuck's opinion as well.

Ellen
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Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6748] Mon, 11 April 2011 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe tucks shoes would be sticky enough if the floor would stop moving on him. It's not the coefficient of static friction but of dynamic that's the problem. Or maybe if gravity would just remain normal.
seriously, he needs a good 12 hours of sleep like he usually gets in the main story before getting this bad.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6749] Mon, 11 April 2011 21:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Low coefficient of friction"

I ran into that a couple weeks back. Trying to avoid a puddle, my feet went out from under my *sideways* on wet grass. And I feel sideways. Landed hard on my left side. Some really weird things happened to stuff on the upper side too.

I'll note that falling sideways seems to be something our reflexes aren't wired to handle.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6754] Wed, 13 April 2011 12:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Doragoon wrote on Tue, 12 April 2011 02:46

Or maybe if gravity would just remain normal.

I can just hear Tucker screaming this after a fall...
"STOP PLAYING WITH THE GODDAMNED GRAVITY GENERATORS!"
Which would undoubtedly impress Jane... especially if there were guests present.

Ellen
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Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6755] Thu, 14 April 2011 01:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was thinking of all the bad high school physics class jokes about gravity being normal to the ground. he does know that any change to velocity, magnitude or direction, is acceleration. so I wouldn't be surprised. I can't imaging very many kids as old as she thinks tuck is knowing what a normal force is.

Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6761] Thu, 14 April 2011 22:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Doragoon wrote on Thu, 14 April 2011 02:41

I was thinking of all the bad high school physics class jokes about gravity being normal to the ground. he does know that any change to velocity, magnitude or direction, is acceleration. so I wouldn't be surprised. I can't imaging very many kids as old as she thinks tuck is knowing what a normal force is.


Hmmm, I think I knew, back on the early eighties, when I was Tuck's age. But then, I was pretty good at Physics and Math...

Still, it WAS in the standard curriculum. Not the "advanced placement" curriculum -- we didn't have that. The regular curriculum for high school Physics. The one *every* student had to take. So it's mostly a matter of how much people *undertood* the class.


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Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6765] Wed, 20 April 2011 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm only a little bit older than Tuck but I don't think I knew what a normal force was at Tuck's age. Just before the end of High School probably yes, which means its likely Val would know and Jane would be surprised.

But then my school had an early start on the slide of British education standards so even though I was top in my school I was lacking in knowledge when I arrived at Uni compared to my peers.

I think it will be interesting when they start Val on the summer school classes because I am expecting that they will find it difficult to teach Val anything on the science and maths track.

Jen
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6778] Thu, 21 April 2011 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think it will be interesting when they start Val on the summer school classes because I am expecting that they will find it difficult to teach Val anything on the science and maths track.

I've been waiting for the scene when Val is being forced to walk around a room with a dictionary on her head while solving differential equations in her head.

the other thing I've been pondering is tuck having to pay attention to current events. Any one remember what was going on the first week of June, 1997? Next Saturday WinNuke gets released. I can't imaging Tu-Val trying to explain to Jane what that means.

Any other news stories anyone thinks notable enough to be mentioned at breakfast? I keep trying to find stories about dotcoms that Val could bring up as sort of a mutual interest between Jane's interest in business and finance. nothing stands out so far.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6781] Thu, 21 April 2011 14:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tu/Val would floor Jane with her answers as the answers would be of a militaristic bend than what she'd expect and possibly clue her in upon the fact that she got the wrong kid.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6784] Thu, 21 April 2011 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stanman wrote on Thu, 21 April 2011 14:01

Tu/Val would floor Jane with her answers as the answers would be of a militaristic bend than what she'd expect and possibly clue her in upon the fact that she got the wrong kid.

After Val's reaction to the navy man, I don't think she would be surprised. though Val never actually explained his aversion to joining the military himself. I think Jane would not be opposed to Tuck's answers, though she will be hard on him as always and force him to express his opinions and his reasoning thoroughly and logically.

Jane never had any problems with Captain William Decker. I don't think Jane has any animus towards the military, nor militaristic logic.

Jane's always been presented as fair, not caring what your opinion is as long as it's well expressed and that you can back it up logically when challenged. Which is where Tuck fails. He's arrogant enough to believe that he doesn't need to justify his opinions to anyone. it's just the way the world works, and everyone who disagrees with him is clueless at best or harmful at worst. I think there will be some similarity between Tuck's debates with Jane, and his talks about the world with Sheila.
Re: Seasons #14 released [message #6788] Thu, 21 April 2011 23:04 Go to previous message
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Doragoon wrote on Thu, 21 April 2011 14:23

the other thing I've been pondering is tuck having to pay attention to current events. Any one remember what was going on the first week of June, 1997? Next Saturday WinNuke gets released. I can't imaging Tu-Val trying to explain to Jane what that means.


Well, I wonder how much could Tuck find out there. I mean, it's not like he has time to geek around Usenet and research the topic. Most information would have to come from mainstream dead-tree press -- probably The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. I doubt that their coverage would be anything near the level of technical detail Tuck would want.


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