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The Show Must Grow On: Intermission 2/21

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Sigrún: So, Sir Pascentia. What’s your protocol for wings?

Pascentia: Analgesics, bed rest, extra protein and minerals . . .

. . . but you already know this! You have wings. I only tested into the med corps.

Sigrún: I’m not asking for the medical protocol. I’m asking about the Ceanska custom for . . .

Rosie: Hey, big brother! Do you know a “Sigrún”? Because they sent you a weirdly aggro fruit basket.

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Beating Flyboy to the punch: Better check that basket for suspect spelltech.

On the other hand, maybe Sigrún is on the up and up, and asked Pascentia to send a basket on her behalf.

Not likely. We’re told that we shouldn’t even complain about stuff like who’s in charge or talk about where we like to hang out during the weekend. There’s a lot of things you can use to gather intelligence, and often the most useful stuff is the most innocuous.

I understand your position. However, Sigrún has been shown to perhaps have a soft spot for those who are suffering due to their wings.

Not everything has to be part of a grand conspiracy. Almost every character, other than Laceleaf’s Stalker, has had a ‘pet the dog’ moment, even if that moment was in an AU. Maybe this is just Sigrún’s turn again…

I’d believe that if the person said kindness was coming from wasn’t a citizen of a nation of slavers. Between the embassy’s acknowledged Soviet-esque efforts to gather intelligence and the fact that Ceannis has only one black-ops capable organization, I don’t hold Ceannic counter-intel training to be very effective so far.

I’m holding my bile for when Sønheim tries to use Leif overtly to modify Thorn’s behaviour, rather than just trying to turn him into a spy.

we STILL don’t know why Leif is a Servant, and they’re still on the ‘well, could be worse’ side of chattel slavery. most Servants have a definite freedom condition, and likely agreed to the terms. They work their ticket, and then they’re free. They weren’t snatched off the street, unless Memory Modification spellgems are a thing.
Elise is paying off family debt, at least one other servant had a going away party when his debt was paid. The Compulsion stuff is still messed up, and Leif being on the hook for over 500 million marks is still awful.

I reserve the right to cheer if it turns out that his parents were rebels/insurgents against their kingdom.

I’m just waiting for he reveal that Soenheim (apologies if I spelled that wrong, I’m on mobile) is actually an expy of America, and the resulting ‘foot in mouth’ from half the comment section.

Please. Sønheim and Ceannis BOTH have bits of The United States. Sønheim has the “just be careful, and we don’t need safety regulations” in some quarters, as well as Late Stage Capitalism. Ceannis has the “overthrew the king” legacy, and melting pot cultural diversity, and there’ve been hints of Racism, as opposed to Sønheim’s nationalist discrimination, not on your genetics, but on what nation you are a citizen of.

The US is pretty good about safety regulations at work. OSHA isn’t exactly toothless, it’s got plenty of chompers, and most tradesmen (such as carpenters) are still protected by unions.

There are countries that are better than us about safety regulations too, but frankly we’re probably in the top third.

Our safety regulations cost our companies 71 billion dollars per year, which is a good start. But we could go higher. We really should be in the mid hundreds of billions, we’re at .1% of our gdp, and we really should be spending closer to 2% of our gdp on safety… but it’s not awful.

Safety regulations only get you so far. no matter how many you put into place there is always the good ol’ “Ah, you’ve been hurt at work. You’re just bleeding a little, so we’ll bandage it off the books and you can keep working. No need to document that it was an injury sustained while following all proper safety protocols for workmans’ comp if there are complications. You don’t need that hassle.”
the equipment needs to be built to minimize risk without adding hassle. e.g. a frequently-used paper-cutter that requires you to actuate a button on either side of the base, then hit a pedal on the floor ensures that your hands are clear of the blade when it runs… but what if you need to HOLD the paper flat because it curls?

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