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Morgan Micro Fiction
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:01:53 PM »
Holy Cow!!!

Talk about revelatory...  I don't even know where to begin.

I love how it's straightforward, blunt, and right to the point. Very Morgan.
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 07:31:55 PM »
Iíll admit, this definitely took me by surprise.
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 07:44:40 PM »
I just made a long terrible noise for at least 10 seconds in a row. Holy. FUCK.
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 07:58:21 PM »
Wow. We have a whole new question of "what's a Destroyer?" Morgan's capitalization did not seem idiosyncratic to me, which it could have been given his age. I take it to mean that a Destroyer is pretty close to a proper noun. Is it just a starborn? Something different?

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 08:04:04 PM »
Welp, this turns my view of Morgan completely on its head.

I'm guessing that a Starborn is just a thing you are; a Destroyer is what a Starborn could be if it goes bad, and there's something else a Starborn could be if it goes good.
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 08:18:21 PM »
I thought the 'Adversary' Harry has been marked by was quite interesting.

Even more interesting that fugitive-LeFay somehow snared Inspector JavertDonald Morgan in her semi-legal quest for salvation.
Was all of the story so far a lie?
Was she a double-agent that fooled even the Blackstaff into thinking she had half-turned, when she was undercover for the most hard-bitten part of the Wardens?
Or was Morgan really far more forgiving than we ever held possible?

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 08:20:45 PM »

Where is this story to be found?

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 08:27:28 PM »
I don't think I've ever had so many questions over of such a short story.
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Also Avernite's questions. Such a revelation and so many questions.

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 08:31:42 PM »
Absolutely awesome.
Adversary is capitalized.
Was Justin good enough to pull off that level of disappearance act from the council?
Morgan is aware of Nemesis.

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 09:00:01 PM »
Here is the thing. We know that Jim used the words adversary and nemesis to set us off. The question is did Morgan know what he was referring to.  Up until his death he was yelling at Dresden that there was no black council even while he was being set up by it.  Its hard to believe that Morgan knew that there was a conspiracy against the council and could name the players and he wasn't taking actions against them. That sounds weird for him. Especially if he is name dropping for Anastasia. So he thinks the names will have significance to her.  If true it means that a lot of the secrets that harry has been keeping from his allies are not as secure as he thinks.  Though his regrets for how he treated Harry and why he wouldn't let on him is a revelation that makes him a much better character By far this is Jim's best short story
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 09:05:45 PM »
to further my option that Morgan isn't as clued in as it seams here is the definition for nemesis from google
noun
the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.
"the balance beam was the team's nemesis, as two gymnasts fell from the apparatus"
a long-standing rival; an archenemy.
"will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort?"
Similar:
archenemy
arch-rival
enemy
rival
foe
adversary
opponent
antagonist
combatant
challenger
a downfall caused by an inescapable agent.
"one risks nemesis by uttering such words"
Similar:
downfall
undoing

The more I read it the more I think Jim is gas lighting us

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a
ride!

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 09:20:12 PM »
Margaret was in contact with Morgan while she was pregnant and on the run.  Is that why she was at the Lincoln Monument? A safe meeting place? That or something like that would have to be true.

We already know that Harry is marked by He Who Walks Behind. The addict on Three Eye in Storm Front calls it out.

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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2020, 09:46:03 PM »

The more I read it the more I think Jim is gas lighting us
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2020, 10:13:25 PM »
... The more I read it the more I think Jim is gas lighting us

Adversary
Nemesis
Destroyer

Those 3 words, ONLY, are Capitalized in ways not following the rules of modern standard English.

There's an obsolete pattern of Capitalize-to-Emphasize (and I expect that era is when Morgan first learned to read and right)... but if that were what's at play, I'd expect  Some of the Other Terms  to also be treated that way.

I guess it's always possible that Jim is scattering a bucketfull of Red Herrings, instead of a trail of breadcrumbs.  But it's awfully heavy-handed, if so...
 
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Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2020, 10:22:42 PM »
Almost literally what g33k said, but he posted after I typed and before I clicked post.
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Its hard to believe that Morgan knew that there was a conspiracy against the council and could name the players and he wasn't taking actions against them. ... a lot of the secrets that harry has been keeping from his allies are not as secure as he thinks.
Morgan knew the Council had been infiltrated. He was taking action. He didn't know who was behind it. "Until I am certain where to lay the blame for LaFortierís death (his lack of knowledge), I will seek his assistance (action he's taking because of it)." He's keeping secrets from people who are extremely unlikely to have any idea about Nemesis. Butters might through Bob. Which might explain why he has been so suspicious of Harry.