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The Show Must Grow On: Overture 20/21

The Show Must Grow On: Overture 20/21 published on 13 Comments on The Show Must Grow On: Overture 20/21

Ragnild (thinking): Iona must think there’s something interesting in this program. And I can’t figure out half the words.

This guy might translate it for me . . . but if I ask for help from a foreigner, it’ll make my country look bad.

Sven: Hello again! Hope I didn’t miss anything.

Sven (thinking): . . . other than my delivery.

Thorn (thinking): Oh good, he’s back without incident.

Ragnild (thinking): Oh good, let’s get to the music.

Iona (thinking): Aww, I wasn’t finished reading.

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Wow, and I thought US social engineering was bad.

In fairness, it’s prolly a few levels deep… Reflects badly on her, which reflects poorly on her father, and given his job…

At this point her father can drop dead for all I care.

Oh, maybe we’ll get lucky in this storyline.

I know you hate Sønheim, especially the vampires/ruling elite, but that’s a bit far, isn’t it? The worst thing I can find that Sven has done is not giving Leif carte blanche getting Ragnild and Iona to their quarters during Vampire Masqurade. Even that is more on Ragnild for being a brat about her father’s orders than anything Sven actually did.

Ten bucks what he’s trying to smuggle will change your mind.

I’d take your ten bucks, except I live in the city and have nowhere to house any sort of hoofed animals. Also, we’re already at our pet limit.

Also… I’m guessing you would want me to state what I’d give up in the unlikely event that Erin has come up with something so horrendous I could consider someone wanting to enact capital punishment on the possibility that someone we know to be a bit less than pleasant will do some thing that hasn’t been stated yet to be even slightly not beyond the pale. But, as stated, I live in the city, and have no livestock. Further, as a vegan, I’m not sure I would be comfortable with what you would choose to do with any livestock I had to turn over in such an unlikely circumstance.

I think it makes your country look bad if you think asking for help is such a bad thing just because the one who can help you has different origins than you.

Well, she’s also in another country probably going to another school. I bet her dad tried to drill into her head the idea that she’s representing her country.

That shouldn’t matter.

You look better for asking help when it’s needed from the people who can help than you do by being a git who causes problems because you don’t ask for help when needed. And thus, while representing your country, you make your country look better. Or, by not doing it, allowing people to see the kind of festering wound upon the world that your country is. Just saying, so you know.

It shouldn’t matter, but it does. My school is really small, but they take the idea of “representing the school” extremely seriously, to the point where students have been suspended. The director got mad at my brother and my brother got in serious trouble this past year because during an after school open house, we were waiting to get picked up in the student lounge, and he decided to take a nap on the couch. Apparently looking like a student hiding under a jacket to take a nap is a bad look for the school.

Also, my guess would be that he didn’t say “don’t ask for help,” but he tried to impress upon them to act mature and responsible and she took that to mean “do everything yourself.” I see that a lot with kids, equating not asking for help with independence and adulthood.

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