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Old 01-02-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
naraht
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default Wordshift: Duct Tape.

When Duck (note the spelling at the time) Tape was invented back in the 1940s, it was for securing ammunition crates and after the war was primarily used in the industry doing 'tough' things. So when David presented one of his Seraphim, Jorel, for the word back in the mid-1950s, the Seraphim council rubber stamped it pretty quickly.

Unfortunately, over the last 50 years the word has shifted. While making prom dresses (and tuxedos and sailboats) out of Duct Tape does help bring people together, Jorel doesn't feel that he is that well connected with the new way in which some people now view his word. (Note in this case Nybbas is not thought to be involved). Fortunately or unfortunately, there's a Mercurian of Creation IST Stone, Mikela, who is *really* following the trends and sees how Duct Tape can be used in a Creative way. Mikela is really torn because she doesn't hold any ill will for Jorel and yet she wonders whether she could better serve heaven with that word.

In many ways, this would be easier in Hell. Mikela would simply try to get rid of Jorel.

So how should this play out?
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wordshift: Duct Tape.

Well, in Hell, Vapula would be all over this. Dismantling two demons and building one that's bodged together with tape would ammuse him and would be workable for this word. He's sure.

For Heaven, see p30 of the Game Master's Guide. The Seraphim Council can theoretically remove a word and give it to a different angel, although that's rather drastic. Promoting Jorel to the angel of Fastenings and giving the freed-up Duct Tape to Mikela is a more plausible course for them.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wordshift: Duct Tape.

"Duct tape is like The Force - it has a Light side and a Dark side, and it holds the universe together."
- anonymous Internet quote

"The handyman's secret weapon: Duct Tape."
- Red Green (Steve Smith), many episodes of The Red Green Show

There might be some competition for this Word from Servitors of Destiny and Lightning if it becomes available. The Seraphim Council will give any petitioner for a Word a fair hearing - it says so in the GMG, if I'm not mistaken. Somebody might suggest the Creationer may want to consider the Word "Gaffer Tape" instead...
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Wordshift: Duct Tape.

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"Duct tape is like The Force - it has a Light side and a Dark side, and it holds the universe together."
- anonymous Internet quote
I remember hearing that one in about April 1982.

Quote:
"The handyman's secret weapon: Duct Tape."
- Red Green (Steve Smith), many episodes of The Red Green Show
"Guns make you stupid. Duct tape makes you smart."
— Michael Westen, Burn Notice
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:50 AM   #5
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Default Re: Wordshift: Duct Tape.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Agemegos View Post

"Guns make you stupid. Duct tape makes you smart."
— Michael Westen, Burn Notice
And if you pull it off yourself quickly, it can really make you smart. :)
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