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Gunnerkrigg Court:

 12026 rikalous, Sat, 13th Oct '12 5:43:49 PM from Right behind you, with a knife Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Oh I say!
They're like solid lightning that way.
The above post is probably not entirely serious.
Yeah, I've got no idea what any of you are talking about.
 12028 Meta Four, Sat, 13th Oct '12 5:58:57 PM from the house of bread and battle
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCAL
Vandal Savage is a DC Comics supervillain. He's literally a caveman who gained immortality and superintelligence from a meteor.

Meteors do some crazy stuff to your body, dontcha know?
Who knows what kind of crazy space radiation those meteors have.

 12029 Pulp Free Bookworm, Sat, 13th Oct '12 6:01:01 PM from Everywhere and Nowhere Relationship Status: In another castle
Post Tenebras Lux
And Hob Gadling is a dude who literally just didn't die. Because Death had a bet with her brother. No meteor radiation needed. Though there were copious amounts of loneliness involved, if you'd believe a trite thing like that.
I'm getting too old for this ghost-catching tomfoolery.
 12030 Geoduck, Sat, 13th Oct '12 7:00:32 PM from Pacific Northwest
bivalve
wild mass guessShe really was this "Lady Elizabeth", and she stopped aging at thirty or whatever.wild mass guess
 12031 ch00beh, Sun, 14th Oct '12 3:01:25 AM from Who Knows Where
???
i guess the song makes more sense about a high class hooker, but w/e, i'm sticking with my story.
"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."

The Game Developer Thread
 12032 edvedd, Mon, 15th Oct '12 12:04:36 AM from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
1104

man why people want jones so much
 12033 rikalous, Mon, 15th Oct '12 12:10:22 AM from Right behind you, with a knife Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Oh I say!
Everyone loves a robot, especially in Previous Century.
The above post is probably not entirely serious.
Because everybody loves robots espcially in the past.

Damnit.

edited 15th Oct '12 12:12:41 AM by Deadpoolrocks

 
 12035 rikalous, Mon, 15th Oct '12 12:15:13 AM from Right behind you, with a knife Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Oh I say!
Everyone hates ninjas, though. It's a lonely life I 'literatively lead.
The above post is probably not entirely serious.
 12036 Pulp Free Bookworm, Mon, 15th Oct '12 12:17:11 AM from Everywhere and Nowhere Relationship Status: In another castle
Post Tenebras Lux
[up][up][up], [up][up]: Hahahahaha.

Anyway, so it seems that the name thing isn't some sort of necessity? Or...something, TBH I'm kind of confused about it.

Jones is pretty in many different eras of fashion.
I'm getting too old for this ghost-catching tomfoolery.
 12037 Eagal, Mon, 15th Oct '12 12:19:02 AM from This is a location. Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
This is a title.
Jonesey's dress. It pinks.

Obviously there's some sort of magic involved in Jonesey taking people's names. Mais quoi?

edited 15th Oct '12 12:26:43 AM by Eagal

The madness is catching.
 12038 Willbyr, Mon, 15th Oct '12 3:39:22 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
She has to keep changing identities to keep people from becoming suspicious about the woman who doesn't age.
 12039 edvedd, Mon, 15th Oct '12 3:59:00 AM from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
I just find it a bit odd that people want to give her names. She obviously meant something to these people (and they meant something to her), but what exactly that is isn't clear at the moment.

Would she take Eglamore's name if he asked? wild mass guess

edited 15th Oct '12 4:01:01 AM by edvedd

 12040 Maridee, Mon, 15th Oct '12 4:10:33 AM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not sure she would need to take Eglamore's name, nowadays, if the taking of names is associated with taking a new background and history.
ophelia, you're breaking my heart
Euo will do!
[up]Agreed. She's in the Court, now. <shrugs> I'd guess they're rather better at dealing with far stranger things than her not ageing, so she probably wouldn't need a new name for hiding reasons as long as she stays there. tongue
"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
 12042 tricksterson, Mon, 15th Oct '12 6:26:01 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Never Trust
wild mass guessThe estate is where the Court is now. Jones holds title to the land the Court is on.wild mass guess

edited 15th Oct '12 6:28:12 AM by tricksterson

If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
Euo will do!
[up]I like the cut of your jib, sir. smile
"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
I'd have expected the Court to be significantly older than that. Even though it had robots. The timeline seems to imply that Gunnerkrigg Court takes place in the present day, but the woods had to be settled first, then the court founded. Then Diego had to have time to grow very old and die, which would probably be a good forty or fifty years after Jeanne did at the least. He looked old and she died fairly young. After that, enough time passes that records are lost and nobody really remembers what happened anymore. Finally, Surma shows up.

edited 15th Oct '12 6:36:01 AM by Arha

Euo will do!
[up]Nothing says Jones managed to keep hold of the land, mate. smile We've just seen that she did have a period where she slipped up.

I like the idea that one of Jones' previous "identities" provided the spot for the Court to start up (or whatever it is that the Seed of Bismuth did). It doesn't' have to be the C18th one with the pretty pink dress. wink

edited 15th Oct '12 6:44:31 AM by Euodiachloris

"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
No, I mean, by this point the Court should already be around. The post made it sound like the Court will be built on this ground.

 12047 Game Chainsaw, Mon, 15th Oct '12 6:54:18 AM from sunshine and rainbows!
The Shadows Devour You.
I'd also note that Jones swore to carry Edward's name for as long as she was able. I get the impression Jones wouldn't take a new name unless forced to.

edited 15th Oct '12 6:54:33 AM by GameChainsaw

 12048 edvedd, Mon, 15th Oct '12 7:27:11 AM from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
And only if it was for the benefit of someone she really cared about (That seems to be the trend here).

edited 15th Oct '12 7:29:12 AM by edvedd

 12049 Adannor, Mon, 15th Oct '12 7:45:50 AM from effin' belarus
>She has to keep changing identities to keep people from becoming suspicious about the woman who doesn't age.

If she was doing that, she would have ditched "Elizabeth" waay before the cops came knocking.

 12050 Oh no a Bear, Mon, 15th Oct '12 8:18:59 AM from Exiting, pursued by a...
I'm back, baby.
Nah, there are lot's of "Elizabeth"s, especially in England. So long as she changes her family name she could stay Elizabeth as long as she likes. And if she keeps private enough, she could just be a line of Mothers and Daughters for a few generations at least without even that.

edited 15th Oct '12 8:19:15 AM by OhnoaBear

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