Powered by Jitbit .Net Forum free trial version.

HomeFallen London » Election

A place for in-game political discussion.

A Neat Lttle Insult Messages in this topic - RSS

Jules Asimov
Jules Asimov
Posts: 74

7/29/2019
Can we all just appreciate the whole "Lord Mayor" bit the Jovial Contrarian pulled? On the surface, it looks like one last gag from a mayor-ship filled with them. But when you think about it, it really is a clever way of insulting her. Not in a sexist way, but by giving the fiercely republican devil an aristocratic title. Love it. What do you guys think?

--
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Jules%20Asimov
+12 link
Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 846

7/29/2019
You have a point.

--
Prof. Sian Kan, at your service.
0 link
Vladison Ianchester
Vladison Ianchester
Posts: 9

7/29/2019
I wouldn't expect anything less from the Contrarian in his last moment. That is why I adore him so much and would vote twice for him if I could. With one clever word he made a bigger impact than Feducci's dynamite two years ago.

--
The Undecided Scholar.
Came looking for Correspondence and found gold in the Nadir.
Hard to piece together all the missing pieces in those faded mysteries, but enough darkdrop coffee should offer more than enough late hours. Good against Fingerkings too.
+2 link
PSGarak
PSGarak
Posts: 672

7/29/2019
Truly a masterpiece from the master of verbal combat. And I say that as someone who voted against him, twice, and voted for Virginia. Even if he's not technically winning, he's making your victory taste sour.

--
http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/PSGarak
+1 link
Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 1859

7/29/2019
My Lord, Jules, I just managed to do the story!
Wait a minute! High up in the sky?

--
I am accepting Plant battles, Neath's Mysteries card, Starveling Cats and boxed cats.
No suppers, no second chances gain and no need to cure my menaces!
Achievement list if you're feeling bored!
0 link
Doctor_Static
Doctor_Static
Posts: 56

7/29/2019
On topic - two captioned panels from my Journal ::


The Roof-Tops: Urchins are meeting. 'Politics' differ up in Flit. In the shadow of All Christs Spire, where urchins meet, banter, boast, and trade with adult counterparts. Gloomy, i gift the new weasel and just listen a bit.

29 July, 1897 (The Flit)
They're an eery lot, the gangs of kids who rule the roofs of London. They hear things up there, things the wind forgot.


- - - - - -

Innocent? "Skinny" weasel is entered in an 'election'-race. Red paper horns - to play Virginia - another, white curly moss-wig , the last, a muzzle veil. The Winner? A one-legged bat craps on, & flaps off, the prize - as "Virgina" gets to the cheese.

29 July, 1897 (The Flit)
The urchins here adore your weasel. You're reasonably certain they're going to feed him and train him, not shave him or fricassée him. They'll remember your face.



-:- Y. "Drazzle F. Psmyth - Shoshana stalwart - Hope Dreams On !! -:-
.
edited by Doctor_Static on 7/29/2019
0 link
Doctor_Static
Doctor_Static
Posts: 56

7/29/2019
((PS)) :: ALSO - The Jolly Contrarian has not just jeered, but engineered the insult, in machinations with The Throne (the paradoxical pragmatic philosoph Anarch) - THUS - we might expect the title 'LORD'-Mayor may well have certain new constraints, as well as greater reach of Office :: I DO believe the retiring Mayor has bridled and reined his successor - to her vivid outrage and indignity - if secretly, as yet !!!


-:- Psmyth - tarot shuffle drazzler and racconteur -:-
.
edited by Doctor_Static on 7/29/2019
0 link
Diptych
Diptych
Administrator
Posts: 3402

7/29/2019
Emphasises Mrs P's point about Virginia the nominal revolutionary having the heart of an aristocrat. Which is further reinforced by Virginia's retort being threatening to hunt the Contrarian down like an animal - a taste of what's to come in her term, I imagine.

--
Sir Frederick, the Libertarian Esotericist. Lord Hubris, the Bloody Baron.
Juniper Brown, the Ill-Fated Orphan. Esther Ellis-Hall, the Fashionable Fabian.
+3 link
Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1444

7/30/2019
Eh, let her come. This is a city where one quarter of the people have decided to hunt the Vake for sport. I imagine she is not going to be very happy in her chair.

And thank you, Lord Asimov, for the pointer. I hadn't noticed the ramifications of the insult but it is, indeed there!

--
Lover of all things beautiful, secret admirer of ugly truths, fond of the Parabola Sun... and always delighted to role play.
http://fallenlondon.com/profile/Jolanda%20Swan
0 link
Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 2215

7/30/2019
Diptych wrote:
Emphasises Mrs P's point about Virginia the nominal revolutionary having the heart of an aristocrat. Which is further reinforced by Virginia's retort being threatening to hunt the Contrarian down like an animal - a taste of what's to come in her term, I imagine.

Wait, she did what?!

--
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Anne%20Auclair
0 link
Diptych
Diptych
Administrator
Posts: 3402

7/30/2019
Anne Auclair wrote:
Wait, she did what?!



Virginia wrote:
Lord Mayor? Lord? Is that a calculated insult do you think? Perhaps I should ask him to join me in the Forgotten Quarter some time.


The threat was not explicit, but I feel justified in my reading.

--
Sir Frederick, the Libertarian Esotericist. Lord Hubris, the Bloody Baron.
Juniper Brown, the Ill-Fated Orphan. Esther Ellis-Hall, the Fashionable Fabian.
+1 link
Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 2215

7/30/2019
Diptych wrote:
Anne Auclair wrote:
Wait, she did what?!



Virginia wrote:
Lord Mayor? Lord? Is that a calculated insult do you think? Perhaps I should ask him to join me in the Forgotten Quarter some time.


The threat was not explicit, but I feel justified in my reading.

Bad winner. She's a bad winner :P

--
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Anne%20Auclair
0 link
Balefire
Balefire
Posts: 7

7/30/2019
Diptych wrote:
Anne Auclair wrote:
Wait, she did what?!



Virginia wrote:
Lord Mayor? Lord? Is that a calculated insult do you think? Perhaps I should ask him to join me in the Forgotten Quarter some time.


The threat was not explicit, but I feel justified in my reading.



I agree. That's my reading as well.

--
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Deguello
It is said that Deguello seems to want it all, and does not always discriminate overly much regarding how he acquires it. He wouldn't go out of his way to refute that, nor would he overly concern himself with avoiding scandal, welcoming it, in fact, as often as not. As for timing, he'd say that now is almost certainly preferable to later.

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Balefire%20Ebonheart
Merchant or smuggler, explorer or interloper, archaeologist or tomb robber, privateer or pirate? It depends on your point of view, but Captain Ebonheart has an insatiable curiosity and must perforce engage in divers means of funding his research, whether at zee, in a library, or in a pub.
0 link




Powered by Jitbit Forum 8.0.2.0 © 2006-2013 Jitbit Software