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Estelle Knoht
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9/10/2017
Aardvark wrote:
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Aardvark
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9/10/2017
Anne Auclair wrote:
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Aardvark wrote:
- the Duchess, for pretty much the same reasons as the Widow, plus who wouldn't be a sucker for beautiful oriental princesses in exile?

I believe the "Oriental" bit was meant for the candidate you listed before the Duchess. Egypt isn't quite the Orient.

Edward Said would disagree, at least as far as the Western imagination is concerned.

I could see the Duchess. But doesn't the Gracious Widow have a thing for shadows, darkness, and keeping her present decrepit state somewhat secret?



That's pretty much what I meant with the Orient bit. In the Victorian and general Western context of the time, Arab countries were considered as Oriental as the more truly eastern world. In a way, it stood for for "exotic parts of the Old World". Therefore, I actually meant both of the candidates.

As for the Gracious Widow, do we have any direct proof that she's actually decrepit? I always imagined her as quite beautiful beyond the shadows, much like with the Duchess and her public persona. Though I admit that I haven't yet allied myself with the Widow for Sacksmas and it's been a time since I played the Affair of the Box, so I am not up to date with my post-Silver Tree Widow-lore.

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Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook
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9/10/2017
While I'm always down for a discussion of Orientalism in European art and culture - jolly interesting subject - I'll also say we shouldn't refer to people as "Oriental". It may be period-appropriate, but we are in the here and now, as are those who will be reading what we have to say.

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Anne Auclair
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9/10/2017
Aardvark wrote:

As for the Gracious Widow, do we have any direct proof that she's actually decrepit? I always imagined her as quite beautiful beyond the shadows, much like with the Duchess and her public persona. Though I admit that I haven't yet allied myself with the Widow for Sacksmas and it's been a time since I played the Affair of the Box, so I am not up to date with my post-Silver Tree Widow-lore.

Well, whenever my character has met the Gracious Widow she's been masked by darkness and given the general impression of being really, really old - physically speaking, not just in terms of centuries lived. She's not really a hobknob and meet the voters sort of character.

The Duchess is in peak physical condition and already a public presence (she has public teas in Sprite, doesn't she?). Only question is whether the Duchess would want to run for Mayor. If she wanted to, then she could do it, easily, and I think she'd be a fine candidate.

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Catherine Raymond
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9/11/2017
Anne Auclair wrote:
Aardvark wrote:

As for the Gracious Widow, do we have any direct proof that she's actually decrepit? I always imagined her as quite beautiful beyond the shadows, much like with the Duchess and her public persona. Though I admit that I haven't yet allied myself with the Widow for Sacksmas and it's been a time since I played the Affair of the Box, so I am not up to date with my post-Silver Tree Widow-lore.

Well, whenever my character has met the Gracious Widow she's been masked by darkness and given the general impression of being really, really old - physically speaking, not just in terms of centuries lived. She's not really a hobknob and meet the voters sort of character.

The Duchess is in peak physical condition and already a public presence (she has public teas in Sprite, doesn't she?). Only question is whether the Duchess would want to run for Mayor. If she wanted to, then she could do it, easily, and I think she'd be a fine candidate.


She already has my cat's vote. ;-) And she might have mine, depending on who else was running.

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Sir Joseph Marlen
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9/11/2017
Anne Auclair wrote:
Well, whenever my character has met the Gracious Widow she's been masked by darkness and given the general impression of being really, really old - physically speaking, not just in terms of centuries lived. She's not really a hobknob and meet the voters sort of character.

You say "really, really old", I say aged like fine peach brandy. I certainly think she'd be an interesting character to elect, and while I'm not sure she'd have my vote, I'd still love to see what she has to offer to London. Who knows, maybe we'll start a tradition of voting in non-Londoners for the job. wink

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Anne Auclair
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9/11/2017
The problem is less that she's "old" and more that she resolutely hides her aged appearance in shadow. Although, I suppose if her heart is really set on the office she could always get a face tailor to whip her up a younger face...she's done far worse things with the Island of Cats. Still, I have trouble imagining her actually campaigning for votes, it doesn't really fit her style, but that's just me.
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oblivion
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9/21/2017
I'd appreciate the Manager of the Royal Beth, honestly. It'd help him get his mind off things and given the circumstance he's in and its unchanging nature, I doubt much could /actually/ go wrong. (And if it did, it'd be fun!)

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Anne Auclair
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28 days ago
I'm all for giving the Aunt some content in future elections, but I think that having her as a candidate/mayor would be very awkward from a role-play perspective, you know? Right now, if we're RPing about a mayoral candidate or the mayor's conduct, we're talking about a completely independent person. If we're RPing about the Aunt as a candidate...who's Aunt is it? She can't be everybody's Aunt., but she would be, because she's Your Aunt. What a nightmare.

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28 days ago
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Anne Auclair
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18 days ago
gronostaj wrote:
maybe the real mr Slowcake was the friends we made along the way

Just thought of a great continuation ^_^

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Clifton Royston
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13 days ago
I believe I must also endorse Mr. Slowcake as a mayoral candidate.

Perhaps it is true that he never quite appears at any of his rallies, always being called away on important matters and sending one of his assistants in his place, but surely the voters will understand that this is merely evidence of his importance.

I don't know whether his election would prove a triumph or a disaster for the group of Devils behind him, but it would certainly be a rich source of story material.

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