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Unburden Your Soul and Chow Down on Some Candy - Sages of Chaos: Wisdom from the Multiverse

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::Schuldig is sitting on the couch of his Nexus living room, eating a Cadbury Creme Egg in a way that'd be suggestive only if you have a perverted mind. Candy dishes on nearby tables featuring Peeps, chocolate eggs, jellybeans, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies.::

I'm celebrating St. Marks Down Day, a feast day for the patron saint of marked-down holiday candy, so I'm feeling generous. And I'm on a sugar high. What's bothering you, Nexus? I'll listen and offer my opinion on how to get through it.

Also, feel free to take some candy. I went overboard as usual. Have a seat and eat!
You are feeling: bouncybouncy
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 11th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Telrim hears the question and almost keeps walking - then pauses by the couch.

"I suppose you can always count on people willing to share their problems here," she comments.
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 12th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
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Not as much lately as there used to be, and I'm the social butterfly type.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 12th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
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An absent nod, almost as if she's really listening. "Mind if I ask you a question?"
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 12th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
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::raised eyebrow:: Go for it.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 12th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
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"Why are people willing to share? Looking for practical advice I understand, and it doesn't matter where you ask some questions. But personal ones? Why trust strangers who are literally worlds apart from you?"

That might be a tad hypocritical. But the way she blurts it out, it's been gnawing on her mind for a while.
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 13th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
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Sometimes the perspective of someone who isn't involved with you and your life is needed for being more objective and not having an ulterior motive. A fresh view can cut through the miasma you're trapped in. Also, the odds of something you say here getting back to people you know who are involved in the problem are slim.

Some people are just really open.

I still don't get people who open up to strangers about things like their worst fear though.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 13th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
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"Announcing how you can be manipulated is just foolish." She frowns, thinking the rest over. "Impartiality... maybe. Except once you've spilled your troubles to someone, they're not really uninvolved any more, are they? And just because they don't know you doesn't mean they don't have an ulterior motive."
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 14th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
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Agreed. ::But on some of the jobs he works, it makes his work easier. He's never on the job in the multiverse, though.::

Sure, I take sides in my head once somebody tells me their story, though not necessarily the side of the person talking if said person is a major dick. But I don't have an axe to grind, unlike a lot of people surrounding the talkers in their regular life. What's said to me in the multiverse stays in the multiverse.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 14th, 2012 09:47 am (UTC)
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"Honourable sentiment. But given the Nexus, that person could well be - I don't know, a monster who likes to eat humans. Or worse. Still sure you don't have a small axe to grind?"
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 15th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
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Maybe humans are the only thing that monster can eat. Should we demand that sentient creature starve itself to death? It's not always easy.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 15th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Telrim blinks before she remembers where she is. "And you really believe you'd be impartial, dealing with something like that?"
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 15th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
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When you spend enough time around here, your idea of what "people" are and can look like has to expand. One of my good friends here is a very large talking snake.

Few people are completely impartial. I'm offering the viewpoint of someone outside of the asker's usual circle of family, friends, and enemies.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 15th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
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"I know. It's less the difference in species than the inherent threat... but maybe that wouldn't bother you as much as most people."
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 15th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty dangerous a lot of times. so no, it doesn't bother me. Predators are necessary for the balance of things, to make sure everything doesn't get overrun with fluffy herbivores, who, by the way, would never get civilization up and going.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 15th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
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A short chuckle. "Not all herbivores are so fluffy. But I take your point."
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 16th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
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My favorite ones are! And thank you.
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From:in_the_cracks
Date:April 16th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
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"Each to their own, I suppose. Thank you, for the answers."
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From:tastes_of_honey
Date:April 17th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
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You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!
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