A Story Fragment

Had an unexpectedly busy last few days so I’m posting this in lieu of actual content… because brain not work too well right now.

 

Illegal Alien (Can’t remember why I titled it that)

“Worse disguise ever,” the figure in the full body suit burka sulked.

Markus had to admit she had a point. Walking through the Nebraska state fair dressed as a Arab couple two days after a major terrorist attack was turning out to have been a less than ideal choice, “I didn’t have to time to rig a magical disguise and if any of these people saw a non-human there would be a massive freak out.”

Zunni whined some more on sheer principle her hands almost shaking in frustration as they walked past a pulled pork BBQ kiosk with its very delicious smelling wares. It took every ounce of Markus self-discipline not to crack up laughing. Danburi elves were rather enthusiastic meat eaters whenever they got the chance to indulge their carnivorous instincts and pork in all its glorious multitude of forms was at top of their favorite things to eat. Probably because as subterranean dwellers they so rarely got the opportunity to eat mundane surface living livestock. The other possibility was that pork was the closest they could get to eating human flesh without breaking their religious codes. Not something that was discussed in polite company, mind you. Zunni however firmly insisted that she was a people person not a people-eating person.

“I’ll get you a ham when we get to the safehouse,” Markus promised as if to a small child. Zunni really didn’t seem to understand just how much danger the two of them were in. Especially since they couldn’t just start hurling fireballs around without killing and injuring dozens if not hundreds of innocents. “In the meantime just keep quiet unless you want to wind up locked up in Area 51.”

“Aww… I’m missing all the fun,” Zunni pouted. “and the bacon. Especially the bacon. Americans put bacon on everything.”

So this wasn’t Zunni’s first visit to Earth… interesting. Markus filed that thought away for later. The Order never told its field agents anything more than they absolutely needed to know. To be honest he really didn’t know that much about his companion only that it had taken a lot of horse trading and frantic diplomacy to convince her to get involved. What ever this current crisis was, it was serious enough that the Order was calling in a lot of favors.

 

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A Story Fragment

AltHero Vs ComicsGate

Just a quick point about the difference between ComicsGate and AltHero.

#ComicsGate is about FORCING A REFORM on the comic industry.

This might be possible. This is no doubt a worthy cause. Time will tell.

#AltHero on the other hand completely WRITES OFF the existing comics industry as a LOSS and seeks to BUILD completely NEW institutions.

Which approach is correct?

We don’t know.

The advantages of stopping the enemy short of the main line of resistance are considerable. If such a thing is possible no effort is completely wasted.

But can an SJW converged company be de-converged? No one knows. I can think of no examples.

So which approach should be the focus? That’s not my decision to make.

AltHero Vs ComicsGate

Three Quick Videos

Just a quick Youtube selection since I needed to step back a little from current events. Also I’m sure some of you are getting a little sick of the tinfoily stuff.

 

Skallagrim shows off a very nasty piece of #PulpRev worthy kit. [8 mins]

Kind of gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside doesn’t it?

Note that this isn’t really a battlefield weapon as it is a little too heavy and overbuilt. This is a gladiator weapon, most likely a crowd favorite. Or perhaps the weapon of a wandering barbarian champion? Does the hero carry a weapon like this? Or is this the tool of a black hooded adversary?

 

Weaponized Nerdrage on how China did not like the newest Star Wars. [12 min]

He makes a lot of good points here. Also you’re gonna want to stick around for the anti-Michael Bay rant around the ten minute mark.

 

I honestly didn’t know Brian Blessed was Boss Nass [7 mins]

I always made sure that my noises never interfered with my dialogue because I had a lot of plot…”

The video ends with Brian Blessed reading lines from Braveheart in his Boss Nass voice.

Three Quick Videos

A Completely Hypothetical Scenario

Humor me for a second. Let’s say that there was a planet that was experiencing a covert civil war. By this I mean that most of the fighting was being done cloak and dagger, by various factions within intelligence agencies and the corporate bureaucracies. Of course the occasional open skirmish between paramilitaries erupts from time to time but for the most part there is a gentleman’s agreement to keep things as quiet as possible and not alarm the public.

Now assume for a moment that one of the two major factions had control of the planetary weather control system. On one hand this is a powerful weapon but they need to be very careful not to push their luck too far. After all they are trying to conquer the planet, not destroy it and all major factions have access to WMDs. There is also the problem that if they keep messing with the weather too much the general population is going to notice something’s up and the last thing any of the elites want is the average citizen pulling his grandfather’s rifle out of the closet and getting involved.

Therefore use of the planetary weather control system is limited not so much by capability but political factors and the need to avoid escalating the conflict into open warfare.

So now that we have the basic parameters let’s ask the real question. What advantages would causing a continent-wide cold snap around the time of the major winter holidays confer?

Interestingly is not the northern cities that suffer. As a population that is prepared for -35C winters at least know what to do in -45C weather even if they are not particularly fans of it. Plus even the poorest citizen of a northern city is going to own a proper winter coat.

The southern cities also are barely effected. While snow in unexpected places can cause panic and a few traffic accidents, there will be no real damage to infrastructure.

It is the temperate cities in the middle of the continent that are most effected. A population that does not normally experience harsh winters is unlikely to own heavy winter clothing and infrastructure may fail if suddenly subjects to unexpected stresses.

Now what if the major political centers on this hypothetical continent were moderate temperate cities near a coastline. Well not only would we have cold weather in a city where the general population is unprepared for severe winter weather but there would also be much heavier snowfall than usual.

And this of course is during the major winter holidays, the time of year where air travel is highest. A northern airport is going to have a great of snow removal capacity, a temperate city airport is not. Therefore causing a cold snap is going to have the effect of shutting down or restricting air travel near the politically important coastal cities. Why do this?

Perhaps it’s a measure to make moving key personnel very difficult for the opposing faction.

A Completely Hypothetical Scenario

Fire, Fury and Autism

Roy Potter is Pissed!! ! [9 mins]

Not too sure what is happening with The Storm and related topics. As a general rule I’m always going to be a few days behind on current events but this could be something big.

LTC Potter (ret) tends to be a very calm and collected man (even when he’s doing secret agent podcasts from random food courts) so seeing him just let loose like this instantly got my attention.

Twitter and Gab also gone completely insane in the last few hours… but that’s not always an indication of something.

 

Update:  A much calmer Roy Potter follows up. [29 mins]

The take away here is that the use of DefCon 1 by Q was poorly chosen allegory. Q intended to remind people to be on the highest alert. The use of the military term however rattled a lot of cages.

 

Fire, Fury and Autism

Interesting Day

Well it’s hard to tell what counts as ‘a major event’ when so much is happening but it sure looks like Jan 4th has lived up to the hype.

 

Informed Texas Voter goes over some recent events. [12mins]

-The Clinton fire

-The DOJ reopening the Clinton Email server investigation.

-Julian Assange being released.

-and a few other things.

 

also it looks like somebody had a very bad day. [2 mins]

A man being arrested in broad daylight (very close to Washington DC) by what appears to be military or private security contractors. Definitely something to take note of.

arrestedone.jpg

Notice the bullet holes in th4e windshield. This man did not go quietly.

arrestedtwo.jpg

Probably just some mid-level actor whose name we’ll never hear. However this is very clearly not an ordinary traffic stop or business as usual.

Interesting Day

Predict Early, Predict Often

Ok heavy tinfoil here.
but if Roy Potter is right about his reading of a certain Q post we’ll see major events on the 4th, the 10th and the 20th.

also 9800+ sealed indictments at least count.
They needed extra guards at Gitmo for SOME reason.

The 20th sounds about right for the timing of releasing the sealed indictment (and matched what Whitehouse anon was saying.)

The other two events… well your guess is as good as mine. A military raid too large to keep completely covert might be in the works… but I’m just some kook on the internet.

Fun times ahead.
Drain the Swamp. Cleanse with fire. Repeat if necessary.

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Predict Early, Predict Often