Alicorn: Ade has now gotten a high enough post count that I get ECs for her.
Winged One (Alphabeta):
Alicorn: you should post things.
Alicorn: then I will get ECs for you too.
Alicorn: post an Ace story.
Alicorn: write about him learning kovwi or something.
Alicorn: Also you get your own account of ECs for winning the newspaper contest and you are technically allowed to spend them on anything you want but I want that lake north of us soooo much. but I need more ECs to buy a ring around it and a corridor.
Alicorn: like ten times as many as we have jointly.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Hm. He'd probably learn kovwis from his wing-parent whose name I keep forgetting.
Alicorn: You and Ade can write it, but you should be the one to post it.
Alicorn: Also we should write Ace/Gevene stuff and you should post that.
Alicorn: AND WHY DO I KEEP CALLING HIM ACE
Winged One (Alphabeta): Metagaming Ace: Heh heh
Winged One (Alphabeta): I don't really give very many craps about the map, so I'm not sure ECs are of any use to me.
Alicorn: You can probably just outright transfer them to my fund if you want
Winged One (Alphabeta): I'd better save them up before I do that so that I can get as many to you as possible before the pipeline gets cut off with a sharp blow with the nerf stick.
Alicorn: I don't think the nerf stick is likely to hit your ability to give me credits.
Alicorn: I will ask Our Beloved Autokrator.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Why not? It exists and has to do with Mevwan, and that's the pattern I've observed with its beatings.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Wow, I'm a lot more bitter than I thought I was.
Alicorn: He says he would never make a rule to prevent you from giving me credits you win.
Alicorn: Also his perspective on the matter seems to be that we are a sinister conspiracy meeting in shadowy places and rubbing our hands together as we plan to flout the rules.
Winged One (Alphabeta): We only did that once!
Winged One (Alphabeta): Actually, ask him if he's going to break out the nerf stick again if I post every scene that has anything to do with any of my characters in order to make my post count go up faster.
Alicorn: He says normally it would annoy him but since he knows you're going to get to thirty eventually he's not going to worry about it.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Yeah, I probably will. I'm lazy, but not that lazy.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Oh, and our evil plot happened /after/ he began his habit of hitting us with the nerf stick every week.
Alicorn: He says "Tell him that all I'm doing is, I made one rule, and now all I'm doing is closing loopholes that you conspire every week in your conspiracy."
Winged One (Alphabeta): A rule that was explicitly made to disadvantage us and that was at first phrased such that I thought it was just a request.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Wait, what's this lake you want?
Alicorn: Lookit our map.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Ah. That's a very big lake, or we're even smaller than I thought.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Why do you want it, anyway?
Alicorn: Because I want to put *plesiosaurs* in it and *giant freshwater squids*.
Alicorn: Also, Our Beloved Autokrator says that he would *not* hit us with the nerf stick if you started your own statelet. Even if you happened to do this right after hitting postcount 30. Also you could claim the area around the lake and be a vassal state and then I would get recruitment bonuses for recruiting a new statelet, too.
Winged One (Alphabeta): ...while those are awesome, I don't know if they'd fit.
Alicorn: It's a huge lake and it can TOTALLY have plesiosaurs and giant squids.
Winged One (Alphabeta): I mean thematically.
Alicorn: it would be *cool* so it can happen.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Uh... yeah, I think starting my own statelet would be kind of dishonest, since I'm basically here as your minion.
Winged One (Alphabeta): And I don't have an idea for one.
Alicorn: Well, you would have to do some stuff with it, but you could totally be a vassal state
Alicorn: hmm, OBA sez if you hit citizen postcount and then have your own statelet I don't get both bonuses, just the statelet bonus
Winged One (Alphabeta): Also, I think he's trying to hand the nerf stick to the senate.
Winged One (Alphabeta): The issue of a lack of ideas still remains.
Alicorn: you'd just be a Mevwani colony. you could borrow all the culture and stuff but you'd live around the lake, and have plesiosaurs and squids.
Alicorn: PLESIOSAURS AND SQUIDS I SAY.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Hee hee
Alicorn: like 90% of the stuff you could do could be in interaction-with-Mevwan format.
Alicorn: OBA sez you could also keep Laren in regular Mevwan.
Winged One (Alphabeta): But... effort...
Alicorn: OBA sez "If he doesn't want to, that's fine."
Winged One (Alphabeta): And Adelene said we should keep our reputation more in mind.
Winged One (Alphabeta): The other players would have every right to call shenanigans on this plan.
Alicorn: Apparently you and OBA have different views on what is okay. He thinks what we've been doing contestwise is totally suspicious but a vassal state would be fine.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Hey, I thought that collaborative story was shady too, I just thought it'd be worth it
Winged One (Alphabeta): I can think of some pretty nasty senatorial 'sploits based on having a vassal state...
Winged One (Alphabeta): You'd effectively have 2 votes in the senate, Adelene could move between the states to get around the restrictions on voting for your stuff in contests
Alicorn: OBA says, "ASK HIM WHY HE THINKS LIKE THAT. PUT IT IN ALL CAPS. WHY DO YOU THINK LIKE THAT? WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
Alicorn: OBA mutters "conspiracy" repeatedly.
Alicorn: OBA also speaks in tongues but only when I startle or tickle him.
Winged One (Alphabeta): ...I'm sorry for having a personality?
Alicorn: OBA says, "He should only be sorry for having an evil personality. An evil plotting conspiracy personality."
Alicorn: I have volunteered to take responsibility for you on the grounds that you are my minion.
Winged One (Alphabeta): If I wasn't at least somewhat evil I wouldn't be human.
Alicorn: Human suck, were you aware?
Winged One (Alphabeta): Yes. We should totally upgrade to a version that doesn't suck.
Alicorn: BTW OBA does not hate you, it merely amuses him to tease you.
Alicorn: Also he does not care for the "conspiracy".
Winged One (Alphabeta): ...oh.
Winged One (Alphabeta): The former is actually news to me.
Alicorn: I think you guys should directly converse.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Does he have some form of IM?
Alicorn: his MSN is firstname.lastname@example.org
Winged One (Alphabeta): He seems to be offline
Winged One (Alphabeta): Well, off of MSN, anyway.
Alicorn: he's attempting to ping you now.
Alicorn: he totally did just set it.
Alicorn: He's embellishing; he's been reading over my shoulder.
Winged One (Alphabeta): *waves at the Autokrator*
Alicorn: you're not my minion everywhere?
Winged One (Alphabeta): There are dark corners of the internet where you aren't present, for instance.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Nor am I your minion in EotS
Alicorn: you will be if our characters start dating
Alicorn: OBA is censorin
Alicorn: g me!
Alicorn: now he isn't.
Winged One (Alphabeta): ...what does that entail?
Alicorn: he had his finger on my delete key.
Alicorn: is the stuff that isn't his business a secret or do you just not personally wish to share?
Winged One (Alphabeta): Well, it's not like it's hard to tell that we dated that one time, but I have this whole privacy reflex.
Alicorn: We were never Officially Dating.
Alicorn: Also OBA is still reading over my shoulder.
Winged One (Alphabeta): I prepared Explosive Runes this morning
Alicorn: Sorry, my computer and its surroundings remain intact
Alicorn: OBA likes you!
Alicorn: From context, I surmise that this is because of the runes joke.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Even after I tried to burn his eyes out with hot pink text?
Alicorn: It doesn't look pink here
Winged One (Alphabeta): Huh.
Alicorn: Maybe that's why it didn't explode.
Winged One (Alphabeta): Anyway, I didn't say I cast it.