HERALD OF THE POST-APOCALYPTIC POG ECONOMY-
Jude Harley, the SEER of DOOM
When you say you’re going on hiatus, that means you ramp up your posting massively, right? I was going to leave this by the wayside but I am, lucky for you guys, I’m still too sick to record.
Plus the Xefros and A.Claire posts are doing really well and frankly winning over the fandom is my best shot at long-term stability and things changed for the better for me in a big way recently, so I have the time to get out a couple more of the things I’ve really wanted to say before I start focusing on video–these will all be useful scripts for me soon anyway.
Let’s talk Jude Harley, who has already given us a likely Class and a definite Aspect. And who knows–maybe he’ll lead us to a bit of prophecy on the threats our heroes will face in Hauntswitch? Maybe, maybe not, but either way it’s clear I was doomed to make this post from the start.
So let’s dive right in, and let’s start with the side of Jude’s title I’m surest about: His affinity for the Aspect of Doom.
They spend half the duel trash-talking each other, but Joey (bless his heart) can’t figure out who “Apdnarg” is even when Solomon keeps breaking character to praise Joey’s moves and tell him how proud he is, and then Joey starts talking about how he trusts his instincts and plays with heart because he had some really good teachers and Solomon gets all teary-eyed, and after the duel Joey’s so excited to find out that he made Grandpa proud and “aced a test” for the first time ever, and–
I’m just so glad Joey has a decent parental figure in his life? I hope he comes over to the shop all the time and lifts heavy things so Grandpa won’t throw out his back and then they have tea and cookies and Solomon tells him all his old adventure stories. I hope Joey has a place to stay at the Mutos’ house whenever he needs it.
I like how Dark Magician is regular Yugi’s favorite card too ^^ Or at least the one he identifies most with. I wonder if Yami Bakura also liked Change of Heart. (It’s the only magic card among their favorite cards!)
Bendy had never been any good at goodbyes. As far as he was concerned, they were things that happened to other people. He was a cartoon living with other cartoons. They didn’t age, they didn’t change, they were the same for all eternity. He, Boris, and Alice were going to stay the same for as long as their existences would last. Sure, he’d known Henry and Sammy and Joey weren’t going to live forever, but he hadn’t ever wanted to consider that. They were his family, the only people he could ever rely on. He didn’t want to think about a world where they weren’t there. He wasn’t prepared to deal with something like that. Besides, he didn’t have time to be thinking about things like that. He had a studio to run, deadlines to meet, cartoons to make. He buried himself in his work so that he wouldn’t have to face the mortality of the people he cared most about. Time marched on unbidden though, and soon enough the staff began dying.