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Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)

Oh, Bang spent more time with Tarvek than Gil; how interesting!

Nonsense about Gil being wasped in Paris; the spark wasp is recent, I believe Tarvek about this. Plus, Agatha's yelled at Gil enough and I don't believe he's obeyed her every time, though I'd have to do a review to be absolutely certain. This twaddle is disinformation, either by the Baron or by someone in Sturmhalten.

Bang poisoned. Hmm. Maybe Gil's secret lab is still secret then.

Oooh. So much here.

Can hardly wait to hear what you clever folks notice that I missed!

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)

Nonsense about Gil being wasped in Paris; the spark wasp is recent, I believe Tarvek about this.

Yes -- we've seen this!

Now ... Has Bang really been poisoned? Was it merely a side effect of Tarvek's Wasp Repellent? Was Tarvek's Wasp Repellent actually poison? Or was she poisoned by Lunevka when she realized that Bang couldn't be wasped?

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)

I'm presuming it's a side effect of the wasp repellent, it's the simplest explanation.

Bang's not a Spark, *she* could have been wasped already; and who knows how wasp repellent would act in someone already wasped?

Edited at 2012-04-09 06:26 am (UTC)

Posted by: elmegil (elmegil )
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)

maybe the simplest, but I don't think it's the most likely. If we accept the premise that the Baron is wasped and is basically doing "the big lie" which is exactly the opposite of how things really are....it makes the most sense that Bang is either detained and CLAIMED to be poisoned, or really poisoned by Lunevka.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)

Yep, true, but I'm still going with simplest until we have actual information.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

Gil is too good a chemist to have poisoned her by his own hand, full stop.

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm1

Okay, so then either it's a bad reaction to Tarvek's Wasp Repellent™, or else someone deliberately poisoned Bang to keep her quiet ...

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)

Or she's not poisoned at all, and this is the cover story for her escape/incarceration, etc.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC)
Zoing

Ooh. Good idea!

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm2

So you're saying that Klaus is actively resisting Lunevka's schemes?

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:59 am (UTC)

Or they simply don't want ANYONE to know Bang's running around loose and out of control...and don't want Gil having hope of rescue if they can instead convince him Tarvek was out to kill him.

They're cutting Gil off from allies; the story about Bang cuts him off from her, and further cuts him off from Tarvek.

Which... Hmmm. It makes sense now that it's important that folks like Boris watched the two boys work together. Boris is going to find this story increasingly fishy...

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:03 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hah

Ooo ... You're devious! I *LIKE* devious!

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm1

Boris is going to find this story increasingly fishy...

Boris is a construct. Is he waspable?

Klaus is a construct. Apparently a Spark Wasp can control a construct, but can an ordinary wasp infect a construct? I thought we'd been told that constructs and Jägers were immune ...

Complications upon complications!

Edited at 2012-04-09 07:13 am (UTC)

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)

Posted by: pervy Vorlon fancier (pikku_gen )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Slightly off topic...

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)
Re: Slightly off topic...

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: sylverdrag (sylverdrag )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:48 am (UTC)

I don't think Bang is running loose, I think she's loyal to the Baron and experiencing side effects of the treatment. She knocked Gil out and delivered him to the Baron -- we'd need a lot more to go on to attribute any non-loyal motivations to her at this point.

Furthermore, I don't expect them to try to wasp Bang or Gil in the immediate future. Bang's immunity will be important, but not *immediately*. The reason for this is that, last we knew, there are no slaver wasps on Castle Wulfenbach. The Baron would not allow it before getting wasted, and it's not like Lunevka had a big stash to drag around through the hospital. The same goes for spark wasps -- as far as we know, there aren't anymore yet, and may not be more in the near future. I believe the spark who developed the last one had a lab accident and got himself killed and his town overrun by the zombie-style revenants.

So, I believe no systematic wasping attempts against the cast is imminent -- the Baron will handle this situation the way he handles everything else. By convincing everyone who is willing to listen that he's right, and plowing over everyone else.

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: tikatu (tikatu )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Steve Hutchison (foomf )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox )
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 07:31 am (UTC)

Posted by: Zagreus (zagreus555 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC)

Let's hope that Zoing can work marvels.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:02 am (UTC)

Of course he is! To the extent he can.

However, it could also be that the cover story *is* one of Nearby Lu's schemes. I'm still not certain which Lu is running Klaus at the moment. For all I know, Bang has a Lu-in-Her (unlikely though, very unlikely, since she hasn't been near the Beacon engine since Lu fixed it).

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
vonzinzer huh

Or to the extent that he's aware of them. I'm still not persuaded that Klaus knows he's being controlled by Lunevka, although it wouldn't surprise me if he does.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Klaus Defence League (animated)

Duh.

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666 )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm1

Gil is too good a chemist to have poisoned her by his own hand, full stop.

You believe that. I believe that. But will Gil believe it? Or will he think "That devious rat Sturmvoraus tricked me with his formula!" because he has come to accept Klaus' explanation of events?

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)

He admitted to not understanding it.

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)

That's not the same thing as failing to recognize a toxin. It's not ruled out, but it's way less likely he'd miss it.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Holy Molecule & its delivery system

He didn't really have time to study it, either; merely build it. If there were any really weird or danger combinations in it, he wouldn't have been willing to drink it himself, never mind feed it to somebody else (even Bang).

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)

Is the effect poisonous if you've already been wasped?

Posted by: jeneralist (jeneralist )
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)

The spark wasp is recent, yes, but HOW recent? Gil was only "recently " back on Castle Wulfenbach when our tale began. The Spark Wasp may have been tested first. First, test on a minor Spark, then when you know it won't kill someone try it on Gil...

Holy unreliable narrator BATMAN!

And Bang should be OK, unless she was wasped VERY recently. She was in the scene where we first met the wasp-detecting weasels.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

Here, just because people have been having problems finding it quickly.

It's immediately followed by the vespiweasels detecting the mini-engine starting to deply when Agatha accidentally presses the Red Button.

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