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Netos Korlan
Netos Korlan
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6/27/2018
(in-character election plea II - an Outlandish leaflet
Do you know if there is a way to write a Political Edition for a Newspaper ?)

"Elections: the sensible, far-sighted and kind-hearted choice: the Jovial Contrarian"

Good Ladies and Gentlemen,
in the epic debate of authority against freedom, the Jovial Contrarian has managed to produce the best position:
As Hegel said, when you have a thesis, and an anti-thesis, the best solution is synthesis!

The Constables would get more resources and a dedicated system! Rumormongers worry that they could also lose some effectiveness deriving from the current centralization... and even if that outlandish claim were true, it would be but a small price to pay: to make them less of a tool of the Masters!
Which means, in fewer words: the Constables would actually work on the side of the people, for a change!

And since the Contrarian has the wisdom to see both sides of an argument, he can see the limits of any position: so you would never end up in simplistic pitfalls like 'absolute anarchy' or 'absolute authority'.

Honestly, why would anyone vote for a menagerie of soul-stealers that are busy spying and collecting information on the citizens? The deception of Slowcake is clever as it is chilling to the bone! The so-called "Slowcake" promises a bunch of dreams, while having a total lack of transparency.

The Jovial Contrarian is a good, old, human Londoner that cares for his fellow citizens. Given the alternatives, he is the obvious best choice.

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Aberrant Eremite
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6/27/2018
0bsidian Fire wrote:
An Echo of the information about Mr. Slowcake from the Flash Lay: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Kharagal%20Mierqid?fromEchoId=14303617



Meh, it sounds like they're just trying to use the Election to calibrate their Notability calculation. I was already getting started on a more ambitious conspiracy theory. Remembering the Persona Engine, and Trial and Error, and how most Devils seem to regard the Iron Republic as a failed experiment, the mention of gatherings of mathematicians made me think that perhaps the plan was to turn London into Iron Republic 2.0.

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
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6/27/2018
Wilhelm Leibniz III wrote:
Jolanda Swan wrote:
Ι wasn't going to vote for Slowcake anyway, but anything that echoes 'making waves grind' triggers homicidal tendencies in both Jolanda and the player.
Boy, sanity is eroded in the most unexpected ways down here.


But imagine if this resulted in more things giving Making Waves? Tis a pleasant dream, no? And one without snakes.


Still nope. Mr Slowcake (who is actually a cadre of eveil designers) is resposnible for our MW-related suffering. I say, no more!

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PSGarak
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6/27/2018
Mr. Slowcakes' card is as frustrating as that of his Amanuensis. I drew Mr Slowcakes all the time last week when I had no use for him, and now that I actually want to talk to him he's nowhere to be found.

Anybody who was surprised about an infernal conspiracy behind Mr Slowcakes should have needed no evidence beyond that blasted, accursed card. The supposed statistical frequency of this card merely serves to underline Twain's comments about lies and damned lies.

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The Curious Watcher
The Curious Watcher
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6/27/2018
Netos Korlan wrote:
(in-character election plea II - an Outlandish leaflet
Do you know if there is a way to write a Political Edition for a Newspaper ?)

The Jovial Contrarian is a good, old, human Londoner that cares for his fellow citizens. Given the alternatives, he is the obvious best choice.


I will just say this: no matter how bad you think the Masters and Hell are, humanity is and always will be its own worst enemy.

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incerteza
incerteza
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6/27/2018
The Curious Watcher wrote:

I will just say this: no matter how bad you think the Masters and Hell are, humanity is and always will be its own worst enemy.

Okay, so we are not and never will be able to get rid of our worst enemy. Why not focus on the other ones?
edited by incerteza on 6/27/2018
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Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
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6/28/2018
I can confirm, in case there was any doubt, that the Meeting Mr. Slowcake interactions end after the seventh visit. Trying to meet him after that just replays the seventh visit.

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Barse
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6/28/2018
Anne Auclair wrote:
I can confirm, in case there was any doubt, that the Meeting Mr. Slowcake interactions end after the seventh visit. Trying to meet him after that just replays the seventh visit.

That won't stop me! 12 visits in and watching the Amanuensis sweat is as satisfying as ever.

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
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6/28/2018
incerteza wrote:
The Curious Watcher wrote:
I will just say this: no matter how bad you think the Masters and Hell are, humanity is and always will be its own worst enemy.

Okay, so we are not and never will be able to get rid of our worst enemy. Why not focus on the other ones?
edited by incerteza on 6/27/2018



A wonderful plan! On to it!

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Barse
Barse
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6/30/2018
What's that, Mr Amanuensis? Will I please go away?



Nah.

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genesis
genesis
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6/30/2018
I was wondering why Mr Slowcake is completely refusing to see me. It'c cause he is constantly attending to Barse!

[spoiler]The very first time we meet Chester (when the text ends with the mask sliding down the window - are we meant to have been aware of the mask *prior* to that sentence? Has it been mentioned in any other Slowcake content? For me it came a bit out of the blue (but maybe that was the point). Also why a flesh mask - isn't that more of a snuffer thing than a devil thing?[/spoiler]

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Diptych
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6/30/2018
[spoiler]I think something might have gone wrong - the mask isn't supposed to be thrown at you until you've met Chester several times. The first visit is meant to be a polite chat, ending with you spotting Chester removing the mask just as you leave.

Edit: In fact, looking at your journal... you appear to have echoed the earlier meetings with Chester and his mask already? I'm confused.[/spoiler]
edited by Sir Frederick on 6/30/2018

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genesis
genesis
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6/30/2018
[spoiler]Yes, I got a bit confused between what I've actually done myself and what I read in Barse's journal.

But the point of my confusion remains - the first meeting with Chester ends with "He helps you back onto the train and doesn't remove his mask until he thinks you've stopped looking" which seems to be a sudden appearance of that plot point.[/spoiler]

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Diptych
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6/30/2018
[spoiler]Oh, yes, that's the first time it's mentioned. You meet someone claiming to be Mr Slowcake, you spend some time with him, then, as you leave, you see him removing his Mr Slowcake mask. It reveals what kind of a ruse you've experienced, just as the ruse is ending.[/spoiler]

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astranox
astranox
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6/30/2018
well.... "soul" and "station" aswell s cards implying that he doesnt exist... i think if he wins there will be some great twisty stories so im pro slowcake.

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Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
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7/2/2018
There's an irony in the fact that whoever wins, Slowcake's Exceptionals will have played a crucial role in said victory.

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Hazel
Hazel
Posts: 69

7/2/2018
My alt backed Slowcake (purely by process of elimination), but digging into his secrets proved to be too labor intensive for me to keep up. I will have to rely on a quick summary of other people's discoveries -- not for the first time.

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astranox
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7/2/2018
Anne Auclair wrote:
There's an irony in the fact that whoever wins, Slowcake's Exceptionals will have played a crucial role in said victory.



  • DAAAAMN I hadnthadn't thoughtthought of that!

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    Anne Auclair
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    7/2/2018
    astranox wrote:
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    There's an irony in the fact that whoever wins, Slowcake's Exceptionals will have played a crucial role in said victory.



    DAAAAMN I hadnthadn't thoughtthought of that!

    That's no doubt why the Amanuensis looks so happy in defeat. Mr. Slowcake might not have had the substance to win an electoral campaign, but lots of people sought and acquired Notability because of the election.

    btw, I loved the Amanuensis's little dig at Feducci's former supporters :P

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    Jolanda Swan
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    7/2/2018
    Well, there was no Slowcake to be personally invested or humiliated. So it is business as usual. The devils gambled little, and lost nothing.

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