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Plynkes
Plynkes
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12 days ago
The 19th Century was when that particular place name began to be used as a given name. It was much less common than nowadays, but its use in this case isn't anachronistic. For example:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethany_Veney

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Desirée
Desirée
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12 days ago
Has any of you taken the option in the end where you advise him to start a new life? I am curious what becomes of him then.
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
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11 days ago
I did. It is a hopeful option and though difficult, he seems to understand it is what must be done.

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NotaWalrus
NotaWalrus
Posts: 131

9 days ago
Does anyone have the unique menace you get from dealing with the fingerkings on their scrapbook? I'm curious.

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Ignacious, the Licentious Scholar, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.

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Nudraxon
Nudraxon
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7 days ago
Another great exceptional story. Also, I'm not sure if the new artwork for the Mirror-Marches is specific to this story, or if it's been updated with the site redesign, but it looks amazing.

For anyone interested in discussing symbolism...
[spoiler]I'm curious which of the Magician's fears the different things represent. The snake is obviously his fear of the Fingerkings. I think Bethany's cage might be his fear of losing her. I'm guessing the two marble statues are their parents, and the crypt represents his fear of failing to live up to their legacy, or something like that. I'm not sure what the swamp and treasure represent. Does anyone have any ideas? [/spolier]
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 806

7 days ago
NotaWalrus wrote:
Does anyone have the unique menace you get from dealing with the fingerkings on their scrapbook? I'm curious.


I understand this was a bug after all, and was later rectified.

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Wilhelm Leibniz III
Wilhelm Leibniz III
Posts: 58

7 days ago
Jolanda Swan wrote:
NotaWalrus wrote:
Does anyone have the unique menace you get from dealing with the fingerkings on their scrapbook? I'm curious.


I understand this was a bug after all, and was later rectified.

What if it was not merely a bug. But rather...the bill.

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NotaWalrus
NotaWalrus
Posts: 131

7 days ago
Nudraxon wrote:
Another great exceptional story. Also, I'm not sure if the new artwork for the Mirror-Marches is specific to this story, or if it's been updated with the site redesign, but it looks amazing.

For anyone interested in discussing symbolism...
[spoiler]I'm curious which of the Magician's fears the different things represent. The snake is obviously his fear of the Fingerkings. I think Bethany's cage might be his fear of losing her. I'm guessing the two marble statues are their parents, and the crypt represents his fear of failing to live up to their legacy, or something like that. I'm not sure what the swamp and treasure represent. Does anyone have any ideas? [/spolier]

My guess is that the treasure represents the allure of dealing with the Fingerkings.

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Ignacious, the Licentious Scholar, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.

Good evening from Ignacious
Ignacious's Backtory
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Lazaroth
Lazaroth
Posts: 52

6 days ago
Nudraxon wrote:
Another great exceptional story. Also, I'm not sure if the new artwork for the Mirror-Marches is specific to this story, or if it's been updated with the site redesign, but it looks amazing.


For anyone interested in discussing symbolism...
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[spoiler]I see the treasure as representing his fear of losing himself to the temptations found in Parabola—both those to offered by the Fingerkings, and those which he might take for himself. Meanwhile, I'd say the swamp is probably his fear of Parabola itself—it is a treacherous and hostile location, requiring a map to navigate, reflecting how Parabola could spell doom for the incautious, even if the Fingerkings are not personally causing it. [/spoiler]
edited by Lazaroth on 10/10/2018

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