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Maeniel



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like most of you got the memo before I even posted it. Smile Voting is due by Thursday! If I get everything before then, the next WG will start sooner... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt that will happen - Tinu's gone until the 27th.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grr...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tamir wrote:
Were the names purposely similar to Cain and Abel? ^_^


Abaddon is a rather ambiguos name in the Bible, IIRC. Some people interpret Rev 9:1-11 as meaning that Abadon is the angel with the key to the abyss in which the Dragon is supposedly imprisoned whereas others interpret it simply as meaning that he rules over the creatures of the abyss. Some people even use it as one of the names of the devil.

Caine is meant to be similar to Caine, who essentially murdered his brother for selfish reasons. It strikes me that a lot of what people do in service to their beliefs of right and wrong can actually be looked at as selfish through the appropriate ideology, at least when subject to any oponent slightly more complex than a genocidal maniac.

I was reading Paradise Lost recently
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/lost/pl1.html
So it struck me it might be interesting to play the ambiguity of the first type of character, with the addition of a comparably ambiguous moral system off against the more simplistic view of the second.

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Pretty cool script! Caine shoulda just killed him at the beginning, though.


Kinda surrender the moral highground then though. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember where I heard this, or the exact quote, but it was something like this: "An evil man will gloat before he kills you, but a good man will kill you without a word."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That doesn't bode too well for the legal system.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The character that said it was like a super villain or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nem wrote:
Tamir wrote:
Caine shoulda just killed him at the beginning, though.


Kinda surrender the moral highground then though. Razz

Not really. If you can stop a man from doing great evil by killing him, it can be the right thing to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is the meaning behind the quote I posted.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm agreeing with you. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I, or did I not know this was exactly what Nem would do? Nem, you're so predictable! *affectionate noogie*
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Tam: No, I'm agreeing with you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I'm agreeing with you!

This is a great paradox. XD
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't it take two to agree to anything?


Switching tracks a little bit, do we know how many people have dibs for the next writer's group?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost all my dibs.
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