March 30th, 2007


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Discussion (6)¬

  1. Star says:

    Ooooh, stubborn little Digger! She may well have been agreeable if he weren’t so pushy.

  2. Saphroneth says:

    Interesting term, that. Protectorate…
    That implies political power – and one subordinate to either the speaker’s organisation or a higher power.
    It’s the little things…

  3. EveryZig says:

    When I think back on it, that quote is one of Jhalm’s defining ones. “Even compassion must bend before the law.”

  4. Sophist says:

    Refers to self in third-person? Well, there’s red flag numero uno. And “forthwith”, huh? Oh yes, this one bears watching. I bet he can even think in italics.

  5. TekServer says:

    Actually, Sophist, he didn’t refer to himself in the third person. That would have been the case if he had something like “Jhalm is displeased with this turn of events.”

    What he did was use the plural first person pronoun – “we” instead of “I”. In this case, though, I don’t think it was intended to be a “royal we” – rather, he was speaking on behalf of his organization.

    (Yes, I’m fully aware that I just replied to a 2-year old post. So what?)


  6. Draco Dei says:

    Well, Ed and her are on good terms now, and the rest really DIDN’T give their names… although species alone might be enough to file the equivalent of a international incident…

    Like, if I go on vacation to another country and get mugged by the local police, when I get back, there might be some sort of words said in diplomatic circles. Shrink the sizes of the populations by enough order of magnitude and you get what I am saying.