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  1. New month, new counts! As ever, if you think that something's gone awry please let me know - and don't forget that Late Thread Counting exists if something came up and you couldn't get your threads posted in time. --------------------- Ari Rainshadow: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (guide) = 1pp AvengerAssembled Angelic: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Dr Archeville Horrorshow: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp EternalPhoenix Effigy: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Fox pending Gizmo Chitin: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Kaede Kimura Shooting Star: 2 posts = 1pp KnightDisciple Patrioteen: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (guide) = 1pp Nerdzul Nightscale: 2 posts = 1pp Spacefurry Paper: 4 posts = 1pp Blackstaff: 0 posts + 1 (GM) = 1 post = 1pp Chimera: 0 posts + 1 (GM) = 1 post = 1pp GM: 1 post * 2 = 2 TheAbsurdist Jotunn: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Thevshi Multi-Girl: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Tiffany Korta Zhenschina-voin: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp trollthumper Cavalier: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp
  2. Dragonfly (maxed) 1 Americhristmas (1) Dragonfly rollover to Nocturne Ref point to Eclipse
  3. "The science is complicated," Mara said in an uncharacteristic show of decorum, not quite answering the question she'd been asked. She'd quietly plucked the bill off the table as soon as seemed polite - she wasn't one to fight over paying but she wasn't going to not enjoy one of the perks of running her own mildly successful business. "Not as simple as smashing together chromosomes. Not much of a super-biologist, not sure how much I trust someone else to handle the technology things, plus other complications. My body chemistry is...." She was still holding the bill with one hand, but gave a concerningly vague hand wiggle with the other. "It's complicated," she said. "And, but, that's just my side. Two-person discussion." Card in the bill holder, bill holder at the edge of the table for pick-up and payment processing. "Can't rule it out, might be good. Wouldn't ever say Yolanda isn't enough."
  4. A little late, with our apologies - counts & edits were largely done during March, and then life got in the way as ever and we didn't realize they hadn't gotten posted until this weekend! That's on us, and we'll strive to do better in the coming months. ----------- Ari Rainshadow: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (guide) = 1pp Dr Archeville Artificer: 1 post = 1pp Horrorshow: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp EternalPhoenix Terrifica: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Fox Nocturne: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Gizmo Jill O'Cure: 4 posts = 1pp Chitin: 1 post + 2 (GM) + 4 (rollover) = 7 posts = 1pp + 1 (ref) = 2pp GM: 1 post *2 = 2 KnightDisciple Patrioteen: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (guide) = 1pp MikeFCPBP Sea Devil: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Nerdzul Nightscale: 2 posts + 2 (GM) = 4 posts = 1pp GM: 1 post *2 = 2 Spacefurry Paper: 7 posts = 1pp TheAbsudist Jotunn: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Tiffany Korta Zhenschina-voin: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp trollthumper Cavalier: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (guide) = 1pp
  5. "I married a doctor," Mara deadpanned, eyebrows raised. "'Everyone' who matters is just my mother, but she was delighted. She was...not around for a long time." Mara paused, tapping a finger on the table and searching for a way to explain that without raising more questions. "Not her fault. Think she was...surprised, but initially just happy to be part of my life. Got a lot of hints she was disappointed she wouldn't get more grandchildren. Otherwise very supportive." She cocked her head, hair spilling out of place as she spooled a few mother/daughter conversations back through her head. "Worries about Ellie's job." And Mara's own. "Ellie won her over, though. Mostly just get phone calls when something makes the news. Very lucky - our relationship is...odd." Her mouth did something that wasn't quite a smile and wasn't quite a frown, but she shrugged and ran a hand along the side of her head to try to get her hair back where hair should go. "But I have one good parent. Many don't have that. Yours might surprise you when she evaluates missing her own daughter's wedding."
  6. "I turned the algorithm inside out until it stopped doing that," said Mara, as if that was a perfectly normal thing to have done. "Get lots of weird online accreditation ads now, though. Not sure it's an improvement." Mara did not have a college degree; she still wasn't sure if or how an algorithm had figured that out. She tapped her fingertips against her mug, tap-tap-tap, as she mulled several things over at once. "People already vote by fame or because they're told to," she said, "capes don't change that - would bet a hero arguing for a party would sway opinion of the hero more than opinion of the party unless they're...the Centurion, or similar. Would also have to bar actors and athletes and influencers from political spheres to make meaningful impact. Not going to hold the old Patriot against the new one, though - willing to judge them on their own terms." "Nobody on the League is elected; Patriot's just one more unelected person. They represent us or they don't." She shrugged, running a hand back through her hair in a futile attempt to get it to stay. "Understand why the government would find it comforting to have someone on the team, not really bothered by it, but think the League has better track record than government. Job's also simpler, probably, but I've met a couple and like them better than most politicians. Probably wouldn't mind too much if the plant goddess was on the ballot, as long as she was there honestly. Wouldn't vote for the dragon. Would be very suspicious of the voice, but only because his specific power is abusable to get and keep that position."
  7. Nocturne Initiative: 1d20+5 = 19
  8. "Definitely would not want that job," said Mara, having spent Ellie's rant trying out her tea. Good tea. She used her free hand to pat Ellie on the back. "Can barely stand business press things, or meetings with government officials during contract work." She paused halfway to another sip of tea and added, "...not really worse than big business types. Different kind of annoying sometimes." She glanced back at the television, sipping thoughtfully. As Dragonfly, she usually avoided the press; as Mara, she tried to minimize press and government both. "Do you think they show up on your doorstep if you choose a very patriotic name or costume? All hero stuff is political, and the red-white-and-blue ones are positioning themselves as leaders, representatives, whether they like it or not. Bet government has a whole PR department trying to keep up with heroes trying to represent America specifically. Lots of underpaid state workers trying to keep heroes from saying whatever things current establishments don't like, without forcing the issue. Must be awful for everyone involved."
  9. "Cardamom tea?" was Mara's request off the menu; she was happy to follow Ashley's lead on the food. She was happier still to squeeze her wife's hand under the table, smiling the Ellie Smile that marriage had not diminished. "Not just an online problem either," she agreed. "People can be awful out of real care for you. Don't know your friends and family, but it's easy for them to try to live through you or try to make sure it's their idea of perfect for you, forget - to forget that it's your wedding, not theirs. Do what makes you both happy, remember that it's about you two and not actual ceremony or tradition. Best advice I got was from my mom, who said that the perfect wedding is one where everything goes wrong and you can still laugh about it when it's over." She paused, tapped a finger against the table, and added, "Mom never married, but apparently advice was from her mom, so...probably still good."
  10. Fox

    Past & Future Tense

    "No fighting in the lab," said Viktor - said Graviton - in the kind of calm but authoritative tone that could cut through a crowded room. He hadn't moved much. "You wish to fight, I will not stop you. But you do it out there, and not in here." Natalia had moved, sliding out of her chair when Canister appeared in the doorway - not giving ground, very careful to not give ground, but not standing in arm's reach, either. Mostly she was mad she hadn't heard them coming. Weakness. "That means 'back up', Vandalist," she said; little motes of black and gold were pooling around her feet, but it was more threat than action. "You can still cover the only door to the room without looming in it. Or we can push you out - I'd say it's your choice, but you clearly don't make good ones."
  11. Mara mmh'd her assent, eyebrows disappearing up into her bangs as she looked the ring over from a polite distance. "Good appliances, too," she added, putting both little statues back in their box. "Built most of them. I did, I mean; very precise machines. I might be owed favors from a couple nice restaurants, too." Pasta bandits. That had been a weird day. "If you wanted something traditional." She paused, fingertips tapping the box. "....would she be moving in with you?" she asked, cocking her head, and deadpan as ever. "Hopefully it's something you discussed. This is not a big boat."
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  14. Dragonfly (maxed) Americhristmas (2) Nocturne Radio Edit (1) Split the Dragonfly posts between Eclipse and Grim so that they have 1 post / 1pp each (prioritizing Eclipse if I've undercounted). Ref point to Nocturne, please.
  15. "Mara," said Mara, by way of introduction as she accepted the box, following in Ellie's wake and letting the far more social partner break the ice. "Please take cookies. You'll save lives. Yolanda is very proud, which makes it very difficult to not eat...all of the cookies." "I will not judge you for thinking you passed as straight," she...reassured?...their host, turning her head away from her open inspection of the boat. She wanted to see the engine, even if she could guess what it was - was that weird? Did people normally want to see engines? Probably not. Mara spent too much time around engineers. "I don't have the cultural background. My childhood was nonsense. They are nice throw pillows, though; helps make it more house than boat." For lack of additional boat-related things to pry into without tools, Mara carefully opened their gift box and took one of the little statues out to inspect. "These are nice," she said, gently pulling one out of the box to show her wife. Was she supposed to know what space dust felt like? She would not comment on the space dust. She needed to look into having normal friends, this was becoming a problem. "We're reorganizing some of our shelves, these would look nice on the little middle shelves, left of the couch, Ellie? Thank you, Ashley."
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