Qara-Xuan Zenith wrote:
Having just re-read Treasure Island, I don't quite buy it.
Above all else, Silver is a Manipulative Bastard who will double-cross ANYONE if it means a better deal for himself.
So I've taken a new tack with him. ...not quite sure what I'll suggest if he takes my bait, of course, but the ideas are forming. And if nothing else, I know where I can find a better Manipulative Bastard to throw at him. (not literally. that would be weird.)
Qara-Xuan Zenith wrote:Jim was NOT Silver's Morality Pet, and he even had an Epiphany Moment in the book where he realized that-- he realized that Silver was just very skilled at making a number of people THINK that various different people were his Morality Pets. Jim was well aware that Silver would have killed him in a heartbeat if it would have spelled greater profit that way.
And all of Silver's answers about Gulliver just point to the idea that he's playing us, and playing Gulliver. So maybe we should even the playing field a little, and play HIM. If we let him believe that there's more profit for him in leaving Gulliver to us (hey, it's even TRUE-- we could give him infinitely great profit in his refic, but only if he works with us), then he'll do so. (Of course, if the Cabal make him think there's more profit in selling us out, he'll also do so, and he'll probably make a deal with both us and them at the same time, keeping himself in a position where he could sell out any of us, the Cabal, and Gulliver at any moment. So we need to make sure that we're not the ones he's ultimately able to sell out.)
Victin wrote:So we must make a Gambit Pileup?
Qara-Xuan Zenith wrote:I'm getting on this, guys. Maybe if I can make Silver a... better offer, he'll let us get on with it.
Dryunya wrote:Qara-Xuan Zenith wrote:I'm getting on this, guys. Maybe if I can make Silver a... better offer, he'll let us get on with it.
It works! Nice move, Qara!
Also, thanks for the confirmation, Mr. A. I'll overlook the fact that I asked this question ages ago. г_г
Mister A wrote:@GlyphSun CONTACT US AGAIN WHEN IT IS RELEVANT TO A PARTICULAR SET OF CHARACTERS AND WE WILL REVEAL THE STATE OF OUR RESEARCH.
Scarab wrote:asked Mister A what the state of the research on reficcing characters together (as in crossovers) was. he said this.Mister A wrote:@GlyphSun CONTACT US AGAIN WHEN IT IS RELEVANT TO A PARTICULAR SET OF CHARACTERS AND WE WILL REVEAL THE STATE OF OUR RESEARCH.
So then... do we need to ask about Gulliver and Silver?
Qara-Xuan Zenith wrote:So it looks like they're headed off somewhere new.
I'm guessing North America, for meta reasons-- that's where all the other fictionals are, not to mention a higher concentration of Metaguards, which means any new echoes will presumably be more easily retrieved than the Portsmouth one.
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