Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Another Friend I'll Probably Never Hear the End Of

So, with his encouragement, and out of a desire to stay honest with you lot, I'm going to just flat out say it. The Daniel I went to see has been given another name by "Joseph"- Moriarty

For obvious reasons, I wasn't even really allowed to know much of anything, and a lot of what I do know about his organization I don't agree with, but the two of us have gotten friendly and he wanted to make his pitch in person.

Upon making sure that Elliott and Em would be as safe as they could be, the three of us met him at one of his (apparently numerous) headquarters-a unassuming mid-sized skyscraper in a mid-sized city. We had a lot of fun, whatever I think of his practices, and I consider him a good man, if exceptionally misguided.
Again, not that I at all agree with his practices-as much as part of me wanted to see Fakestar taken out, I certainly don't support fucking killsquads.

He asked me to talk about his agenda, I think he's worried about what he's going to be taken as, considering his reputation with the killsquads and all. I'm not going to be a vehicle for his shit, but I will tell you that if you are a runner and he does offer you something, he's serious, and he definitely doesn't want to hurt you. Whatever his fucked up methods, he wants to help runners.

I like him as a person, I loathe what he's doing.  It's an unfortunate split, but not exactly one I'm not familiar with.

In any case, we're long gone now. Elliott's still  buried in his research, Em's still far too smart for her own good, and I'm still a dumbass.

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  1. Thank you very much Elaine. I appreciate your sentiments, even if I believe you to be the misguided one. I stand by my methods. To any of you who do not see what my aim is, I shall use this opportunity to announce that I shall be providing several examples of the effectiveness of my work within a short time.

    Anyway, do visit again sometimes, Elaine~ Your company is much appreciated~

    <3

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    1. You tossing bastard. Don't you think we've seen enough?

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    2. I dare say that's what we have been asking your kind for some time now.

      Funny how we never seem to get a very compassionate answer...

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    3. Okay, no. You do not get to do this on my blog, Daniel. You know where I stand.

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  2. Gayer than bag of rainbows is he? Huh. Given his interactions with Joseph I am wondering... Ah Hell With it:
    MORI AND JOSEPH SITTIN' IN A TREE K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
    Oh God... The Highers are gonna love this.
    Kind of surprised he didn't fucking murder you given your association with Morningstar and David. Eh, maybe he will later.

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    1. I have no words for your level of idiocy.

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    2. I count nine words actually.

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    3. Vanitas 1, Goldstein zip.

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    4. ... oh my fucking god did you really say that
      Bloody idiots, the lot of you.

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  3. I can't think of a better explanation for your ability to see good in these horrible people except that you see so little in yourself. But while your self-image might be right, I think you're too generous to the rest.

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  4. ...And you didn't clock the bastard?

    The hell, Elaine? This guy isn't our friend. He's a murdering ASSTARD.

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    1. See, the problem with the way you're thinking is assuming that that's all he is, and not thinking about how a person can /change/ if approached properly.

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    2. "but i can chaaaaange him! can't you see?"

      "he has a sooooouuuuul now."

      whoa. flashes of buffy season seven. unreal.

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  5. ... y'know, maybe it's good that we finally have someone that's willing to get shit done. But I know I wouldn't want a... killsquad after me. That's fucking horrifying.

    Heh, it's kind of ironic, at least in hindsight. The proxies send squads after the runners; never would've expected for them to turn around and do the same thing...

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  6. ... Elaine, I'm hardly going to hold this all against you. What you did was smart -a risk, but a smart risk nonetheless -and I have no doubts that if you're a Runner, he wouldn't touch a hair on your head. Ergo, this is probably one of the best things you could've done, in your situation; the stigma associated with Moriarty will probably keep things quiet on your end for a few days.

    I don't need to tell you to keep your own associations in mind, because I'm sure that's something you've already considered. So I will say this; no matter how charismatic he is, no matter what he says and does, he's still playing a game with people's lives.

    Be bloody careful. We've lost enough good people lately. And yes, I'd consider you among the "good".

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    1. Not the lost. Um. Bloody fucking hell I should probably sleep.

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    2. Uh, thanks. I really didn't expect the vote of confidence from you of all people. But thank you. And yeah, that was pretty much my logic.

      And trust me, I remember.

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  7. For fuck- RRRrrrggghhh.... How the fuck do you become personally acquainted with so many terrible people?? Are you just ironically magnetized to horrible bastards or what?? o.O;;

    Just... Wow. WOW. I don't even.

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    1. Obviously that's how you and I are finally getting friendly.
      Sorry, bad joke. If I had to guess, I'd say it's because I used to be just as fucking bad, and Cam stood by me. I refuse to judge people by their worst actions-because Cam would have never done so. And fuck knows all I try to do anymore is live up to his example.

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    2. Thank you Elaine.

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    3. Ahh, set myself up for that one didn't I?

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  8. ... Okay, one more person to add to the list of people not to piss off...
    Yeah... I don't see what point the kill squads make, and I doubt any number of additional demonstrations would convince me it's anywhere between sane or humane.

    This will not end well.

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    1. Yeah, it's stupid, we should be working /together/, not trying to kill each other.

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  9. Killsquads are scary.
    Goldstein is also scary.
    But I am glad you are
    safe enough right now.

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  10. I'm not really big on the killsquad thing either. My biggest concern is the possiillity of..over-zealous kill squad members. I mean, they're human. What's going to stop them from torturing a Proxy for shits and giggles. Or if a Proxy engages in a Runner and for the sake of killing the Proxy takes down the Runner in the crossfire.

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  11. That should be AN unassuming mid-sized etc etc. Really Elaine, they teach this in elementary school.

    Also, killsquads are the best. Those things have the best insurance, like you wouldn't even believe. Covers medical, dental, auto, home, yacht, bike, and all at the company's expense so you don't have to pay a thing. It's glorious. I really miss my days on the killsquad, eating lobster for dinner and spending my nights out on the open sea on my yacht. Plus, y'know, getting to bash heads in is always fun. Ah, the good ol' days.

    Stay frosty.

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    1. Ridley, I haven't had a proper standard year of education that I remember since second grade. I think I'm doing pretty well.

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