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JaneAnkhVeos
JaneAnkhVeos
Posts: 54

7/29/2019
Still clinging to:
The Manager of the Royal Beth. London is one big madhouse, so we need a man with some experience. And charisma. And I wonder what he may be up to as May.

I’ve been considering this ever since he was Contrarian’s initial campaign manager (before January). There was some serious hidden controversy going on, so he definitely has his own vision. Too radical, perhaps ("there is no third way" sounded pretty ominous), but intriguing. Even if it would be well-concealed behind a smile and a promise of affordable mental health care / defence of Clay Men rights / watching over each and every citizen (ahem).
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Vladison Ianchester
Vladison Ianchester
Posts: 9

7/29/2019
Diptych wrote:
If there's one thing this year's election proved, it's that candidates don't have to have an established stake in government, society or business to throw their hat in the ring. Next year, anyone could run.




I say it right here. Better double down on the bizarre to make the elections better if they' don't mean much anymore.


The Rubbery Entrepreneur. Yey for equality of the poor rubbery souls. Nobody will understand him but who cares. Plus a fan favorite as it seems.

A Bunch of Cavies lumped into a medieval armor or Rats in a suit. The cavies would be so huggable and still probably manlier than all the sailors and pirates down in Wolfstack. And I just can't wait to see the reaction of the Duchess and all the cats in London in the case of the rats.

A Random Clothes Colony. What else would better describe the nonsensical nature of London than saying to your unknowing friends: "Yes you heard me right, a literal pile of walking clothes got elected into the office by the people. It had my vote too, you know?" Honeymazed people must also have a good candidate choice, otherwise it is discrimination!
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JaneAnkhVeos
JaneAnkhVeos
Posts: 54

7/29/2019
Q. Pheevr wrote:
Dr Schlomo

Gul al-Ahlaam wrote:
Doctor Carrywell

Ooh, I'd love to see some interaction between them. Especially if the latter is confirmed to be the one involved in some recent events.


Hattington wrote:
I am of course suggesting, in complete sincerity, that the Dawn Machine, Stone and Salt run for the office of mayor next year.

Storm is offended.
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PSGarak
PSGarak
Posts: 672

7/29/2019
I continue to advocate for the Ambitious Barrister.

I think Mr Huffam is an inspired choice. Slightly more difficult, what with him being a real person and all, but he has a special insight into what's wrong with London and no doubt some particular ideas about what to do about them. Lots of opportunities for interesting writing.

I would like to see the Veteran Privy Counsellor run on a platform of returning dignity to the office, so I can vote against him thoroughly and with great vigor.

Oh, an Urchin candidate. Definitely need one of those. Probably Molly.

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JamesSilver
JamesSilver
Posts: 10

7/29/2019
Aardvark wrote:
Because a ruthless megalomaniac caring for people's souls isn't enough, let's invite a homicidally insane sociopath to follow up on that by bodily vivisectioning people left and right!

Otherwise, where would be fun in that?

JaneAnkhVeos wrote:
Too radical, perhaps ("there is no third way" sounded pretty ominous), but intriguing.

Viva la Revolu-...never mind.

JaneAnkhVeos wrote:
Q. Pheevr wrote:
Dr Schlomo

Gul al-Ahlaam wrote:
Doctor Carrywell

Ooh, I'd love to see some interaction between them. Especially if the latter is confirmed to be the one involved in some recent events.

With the Manager as the third candidate? Oh dear. Oh dear...

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JaneAnkhVeos
JaneAnkhVeos
Posts: 54

7/29/2019
JamesSilver wrote:
JaneAnkhVeos wrote:
Q. Pheevr wrote:
Dr Schlomo

Gul al-Ahlaam wrote:
Doctor Carrywell

Ooh, I'd love to see some interaction between them. Especially if the latter is confirmed to be the one involved in some recent events.

With the Manager as the third candidate? Oh dear. Oh dear...

Not necessarily within the context of the Election, I mean.
(But YES.)


JamesSilver wrote:
Viva la Revolu-...never mind.

Actually, if it involves some good old Liberation, all the better wink
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Calliope
Calliope
Posts: 99

7/29/2019
JaneAnkhVeos wrote:

Storm is offended.

I feel like Storm is always offended. The clues in the name is it not?

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Vryl
Vryl
Posts: 51

7/29/2019
After a year of Virginia's ministrations, there is one specific person I want to see as mayor.

Sister Lydia. She may not be strictly in the church's good graces, but she is entirely dependable. And almost certainly a spy.

Newer players will not know her. Older players will have had her as a companion for the past three years. I feel that she deserves to get a little more light shed on her, and that she would be uniquely suited for rehabilitating London after whatever it is Virginia does.

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phryne
phryne
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7/29/2019
I still find the idea of three slightly disillusioned but implacable and dauntless :P former candidates running against each other one more time quite appealing, specifically:
  • The Bishop of Southwark (after a year of Virginia, what else can he do?),
  • The Captivating Princess (I bet she's still smarting over her defeat) and
  • either The Implacable Detective or The Dauntless Temperance Campaigner.
I imagine the Captivatingly Sulking Princess not bothering with an actual platform this time (she hardly had one the first time round), simply resorting to open threats ("If you don't vote for me this time, I'm going to...")
Of course, that leaves the question of just what she might do to London if she were refused a second time...
edited by phryne on 7/29/2019

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Doctor_Static
Doctor_Static
Posts: 54

7/29/2019
A recent captioned panel in my journal ::

What is the Vake? Huff's next Poll ? : If the three most mysterious legendary monsters of the Neath were to run for mayor, one year - Which would you expect / prefer as Candidates...?
26 July, 1897 (Mrs Plenty's Carnival)
They say it's not a monster at all. It's a man who dresses up as a bat. To, ah, prowl the city by night. But that would just be stupid.

-:- Drazzle Psmyth - tyro tarot tosser for Mme Sho'nuff -:-
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MrCandles
MrCandles
Posts: 111

7/30/2019
Rubbery is interesting, but why not Big Rat? If Rubbery, I want Nacreous Outlast. Two another - Dr Schlomo and Pirate Poet.
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Winthropx
Winthropx
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7/30/2019
I want to see the Bishop of Southwick run again . After a year of being lorded over by a devil, I can’t imagine he’d just sit back. He’s fighter! He’d probably run on restoring, and cleansing, the office of Lord Mayor of it’s infernal influences. He’d also probably lead all sorts of investigations into Virginia’s spa and the state of London’s souls. He’d run or argue that Virginia didn’t help anyone and that the entire city needs to return to the church to be redeemed. Gotta have everyone repent after electing a devil into office.

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Siankan
Siankan
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7/30/2019
phryne wrote:
I still find the idea of three slightly disillusioned but implacable and dauntless :P former candidates running against each other one more time quite appealing, specifically:
  • The Bishop of Southwark (after a year of Virginia, what else can he do?),
  • The Captivating Princess (I bet she's still smarting over her defeat) and
  • either The Implacable Detective or The Dauntless Temperance Campaigner.
You know, I like this--but I think the Princess would win, for all the reasons I mentioned above. Now, perhaps if we had Southwark, the Detective, and the DTC all in one go... Not sure I'd want to do have two repeats from the same year, though. Maybe replace the Princess with Mrs. Plenty?

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
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7/30/2019
What I want (apart from Schlomo, Huffam, Soft-Hearted Widow and HaL) is an election that won't be a foregone conclusion.
By now, we know that badasses (Sinning Jenny, Feducci, Virginia) dominate the election the moment they appear. Which is fine (the point of the election is not to win, but to play) but can take some of the wind out of the sails for those who do not support the badass du jour.

Not sure how you solve the problem, since you do want interesting people running. But if Sophia or Lydia run, and I would love to see them, the opposition must be equally brilliant.

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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 846

7/30/2019
Jolanda Swan wrote:

By now, we know that badasses (Sinning Jenny, Feducci, Virginia) dominate the election the moment they appear.

The Princess didn't.

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Diptych
Diptych
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7/30/2019
Siankan wrote:
Jolanda Swan wrote:

By now, we know that badasses (Sinning Jenny, Feducci, Virginia) dominate the election the moment they appear.

The Princess didn't.



She wasn't a badass; she was just bad.

I remain hopeful for a Topsy King/Pirate Poet ticket; failing that, the Barbed Wit.

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Kestrel Zestvim
Kestrel Zestvim
Posts: 30

7/30/2019
The Pre-emptive Guinea Pig.

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Winthropx
Winthropx
Posts: 83

7/30/2019
Another candidate I’d want to see again is The Dauntless Temperance Campaigner. Since Virginia's flash lay revivals she had the backing of members of DTC’s movement, I’d want the original to comeback. She could campaign on finishing/continuing Virginia’s work if the Spa is successful. Or, she could work to re-legitimize the movement. Maybe this time she could more explicitly focus on campaign for the rights of clay and rubbery men. If she ran more for their rights, I think she’d do much better. I can’t remember if another mayoral candidate campaigned explicitly for those groups rights before. DTC would be perfect for it since she had it in the background of her campaign.

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Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 2215

7/30/2019
It is a very weird world in which the Bishop of Southwark is not conferred Badass status. Very weird.

Anyway, I'd like to again propose that our first three mayors all have a rematch together next year. First, all three would be equally balanced, each having gotten a pretty overwhelming showing. Second, they're very different so they'd each represent very different alternatives. Third, all three no doubt heavily dislike one another by this point, so there would be a nice amount of conflict. And finally, having them return to the scene would help create some larger narratives to tie the elections together, as each candidate would not just be promising things, but also defending their past performance in office (and rubbishing the others). This would allow some retroactive fleshing out.

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Diptych
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7/30/2019
Oh, he's plenty badass. He just got out-badassed that year.

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