Date: 2018-11-07 05:46 pm (UTC)
featheredserpent: from Amazing Spidey 653 (perverthulhu)
From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to consume their pancakes!

Date: 2018-11-07 06:18 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Periodically nicking your finger to access your powers versus slowly being taken over by magical Hitler. How is she even considering this?

Date: 2018-11-07 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gndrbendr
This was my first thought too - "her agreeing to this deal is completely ridiculous and out of character and STUPID"

But there is actually a reasonable explanation - she doesn't want to use the staff, and this deal with higher stakes will actually give her a REAL reason to never use it. Self sabatoge if you will. Now when her teammates tell her all's she's gotta do is nick her finger to save the day, she'll be like, nope, it's way worse - yall will have to try another tactic.

I do hope she resolves this to an extent before the end of the arc tho. It's hard to watch a character you love deal with their problems in a...not fun...way, even if it's realistic.
Edited Date: 2018-11-07 07:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-11-07 10:23 pm (UTC)
lordultimus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lordultimus
They've been wrestling with the unfortunate implications of that for a while now, not surprised that they changed it. I'm actually kind of happy they referenced some of the weirder decisions with that over the years.

Date: 2018-11-09 09:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] full_metal_ox
I wonder whether some Chinese toy manufacturer was familiar with Nico's blood magic--which might explain the infamous 2014 "Evilstick" toy magical girl wand that bore the image of a girl cutting herself. (I patronize the Dayton dollar store in question and can vouch for its having existed.)

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wristcutters-a-toy-story/

Date: 2018-11-08 01:31 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Though a little of him in her doesn't necessarily mean takeover- she could influence him too.

Date: 2018-11-08 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gndrbendr
^Mmm, true, but why would you want to have to fight with a little evil voice in you instead of just like, having complete control like you do now? And risk there maybe being several emergencies and dude getting stronger each time? On the surface, seems really stupid.

The only other logic I see in it - besides the fact that it would be further excuse for Nico to not use the staff - is it seems that this dude was ALREADY exercising a lot of sovereignty. He was hitting Nico with these bursts of forcing his way out, and she was trying to find some way to stop that. It's a little unclear whether that just corresponds to his time to plead his case each year, but it seems Rowell is implying he was somehow getting stronger over time anyway as he got more frustrated with Nico's lack of calling on him...

As much as I thought the dialogue was spot the heck on, /some/ of these little loose threads are more annoying than they are intriguing - but hopefully things become more clear in the next few issues. And though I have my criticisms, I'm still hooked, so...
Edited Date: 2018-11-08 11:28 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-11-07 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
so the staff of one is a zanpakuto now

Date: 2018-11-08 09:47 am (UTC)
angelophile: (Terry Thomas O RLY)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
I love love love the art I've seen from this series.

Everything else, not so much.

Shame really.

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