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Posted by: raybobro (raybobro)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
children

Spark's are all children.

Posted by: Molly (fairest1)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: children

That's why he tends to gather up the sparks when they are actual children, get a better handle on their mood swings.

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Re: children

Posted by: Neurotic Squid (neuroticsquid)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
squid

Ahh, Sparks working together under the command of a stronger Spark. Hilarious in Castle Heterodyne, hilarious onboard Castle Wulfenbach.

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)

Hilarity is good. It shows they are useful.

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)

i like that chairman in a gas-Fallout style of outwear. He makes Agatha look Liberty Prime :-)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)

Hmm. Lunevka must be running Klaus; and wants Lu-in-Agatha's information. Zola would just want Agatha dead.

Hope Boris didn't give himself away there, with his remark about wanting Agatha alive being a good thing. Must mean he's leaning toward believing Klaus is wasped and Agatha innnocent.

The general is perturbed. And probably correct.

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)

well, we don't know if Boris is soft-hearted by nature, but why not ?

I am intrigued by that "Boris'es information"
* Is he already cheming ?
* Was he cheated (by whome then) ?
* Was Klauss just using Boris as an excuse to change order to his soldiers ?

And was it that 5 minutes ago they discussed leveling the damn place ? What changed while Boris out ? Anevka was here ?

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Posted by: Ejia Arath (ejia_arath03)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
ur flavr iz deelishus

Which begs the question: Do thunder bees make thunder honey?

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)

Sure. They milk it and honey it !

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Posted by: Dave Van Domelen (dvandom)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
Retro

Bah. Proper, irrefutable mathematics do not require anyone hold still.

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)

Medieval university dispute, you see.

Go there are seemingly no heave gas lamps on the wall and heavy ink-pots on desks.

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Posted by: tikatu (tikatu)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
FSMAADD

So, if I'm getting this right, Boris told Klaus that Agathat was infected with a "queen" revenant. I wonder what his strategy is? He's definitely a sneaky one, that Boris. Sneakier than Jägers... sometimes.

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm1

But where did Boris get this supposed information? I can think of four possible sources:

* Boris made it up. But why that particular story?

* Lunevka passed it on. She wants to swap info with Lucrezia-in-Agatha, and she wants to keep Lucrezia-in-Agatha from being killed.

* Zola passed it on. She wants to kill Lucrezia-in-Agatha. (And Agatha, too.)

* Tarvek told the Vespiary Squad to pass this on to Boris. If so, why?

Edited at 2012-07-23 06:48 am (UTC)

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Posted by: tikatu (tikatu)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Nize hat

Also, re: the math guy.

That's not a weapon. That's a chair. ;D

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)

That's a percussion instrument and ask those who heard it ramming there heads, that percussion was strong and lasting!

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Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:51 am (UTC)
vonzinzer trilobite

I like the thunder bees fellow's red-cyan anaglyph 3-D glasses, and his Chinese Finger Trap!

Edited at 2012-07-23 11:19 pm (UTC)

Posted by: vulpisfoxfire (vulpisfoxfire)
Posted at: July 24th, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
Sleepy fox

Nice ST:TNG reference there. :-)

Posted by: Neurotic Squid (neuroticsquid)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
squid

Long ago, Klaus withheld information from Gil because he was worried that if it came to killing Agatha, Gil wouldn't let him. Now he's purposely playing up the idea of Agatha's death to Gil. Sneaky way of getting around the wasp and trying to turn Gil against him, perhaps?

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)

That makes a lot of sense, getting Gil revved up to protect Agatha. Then twisting up his own command to give Agatha more time to defend herself. The effect is to protect Agatha and weaken himself, since he knows he is controlled.

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Posted by: david_42 (david_42)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)

Kraus shouldn't have been able to tell the story about the witch and the wolf, so ...

Kraus is a construct. There are hints that he was built from three brothers. Maybe he has more than one brain?

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)

If Klaus has more than one brain, that begs the question on where it would be in his body.

Since Klaus can be an arse sometimes, you can figure were I'm guessing it would be. ;)

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Posted by: david_42 (david_42)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)

Also, Kraus tried to kill Agatha after being wasped. This should have been equally impossible. Another argument for the multiple brain theory.

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)

only if
1) the wasp instantly gets absolute control and not need some times for rooting
2) and the operator issued "no harm" command, which Lugatha could not do remaining in distance and non-disclosing herself. But later, lips to ear, he could ordered anything.

Posted by: vince_moon (vince_moon)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Bernard Black

Well, he got out of the finger trap. :)

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)

In order to understand what is going on here, I think we have to accept the strong possibility that Zola is still very much in control of herself, but still needs to convince Lukevna that she is one of her "sisters". If that is the case, it would be difficult for her to aruge against keeping Agatha alive. I think it is likely that Zola had to tell Lukevna about the Locket, and that would have intriged Lucrezia to no end. Thus, she ordered Klaus to bring "Agatha" back alive, so as to get hold of the Locket to study it. Getting "Agatha" back alive is just a bonus... or an excuse. Zola may have no idea that Lukevna has done this.

Another possibility is that Zola informed Lukevna about the KoJ and the Order's plans to take over Europe, and informed her that Tarvek is not apart of that plan anymore and is on Agatha's side now. Zola could have made up some story how Lugatha "persuaded" Zola to offer this information, before Lugatha downloaded herself into Pinky. Thus, the two of them could have come up with a modified plan by having Zola is pose as the Heterodyne, but marrying Klaus to form the political alliance (Lukevna could just order Klaus to do this). Therefore, Mechanicsburg would have to be spared for this new plan to work.

In this last case, Zola would have to make sure Agatha has some unfortunate accident before Lukevna gets a chance to compare notes with Lugatha. I wouldn't be surprised if Zola herself leads the extraction team to capture Agatha (or is at least a part of it).

Posted by: ravenclaw_eric (ravenclaw_eric)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)

That makes pretty good sense. Zola kept control of herself, AFAICT, while Tarvek was doing his very best to kill her. Apparently that neural trap really works well. (I wonder if Agatha could use one? "Scream all you want, Mommy, but I'm in control! And now, I'll SHOW YOU...SHOW YOU ALL! BWAHAHAHAHA!")

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