For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

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For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby Alicorn » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:41 pm

For The Taking (by lintamande)
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby DanielH » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:12 am

I am imagining that the girlfriend in the beginning was Cam’s regular summoner.

The one who suggested that it did something but nobody believed them, was the lack of “only if” intentional on their part? What they said was true but misleading, and I’m surprised somebofy would have only that specific information.

I’m trying to imagine the sequel where he becomes an angel. I hope you decide to write that at some point.
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby lintamande » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:14 am

The one who implied that you only daevafy if you sell your soul was being deliberately deceitful and knows what's actually up, yes. Cam's regular summoner was the inspiration for the girlfriend in the beginning but I think Alicorn has declared Cam didn't get specific summonses until his parents had died and this is set in 2030 or so.
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby pedromvilar » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:46 am

This has given me a much more visceral understanding of Daevinity's relationship with demons and it is rather upsetting.
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby Timepoof » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:28 am

A lot of internal screaming happened! 10/10 do recommend.
The WAFFLES will submit to this indignity.
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby RoboticLIN » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:03 am

The list of things at the end made me very entertained. It was a good read. (Ice cream is good. The last one made me burst out laughing)
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby lintamande » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:32 pm

Pedro I am curious what in particular it was illustrative of.
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby DanielH » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:14 pm

For me, it was illustrative of how you would act in Daevinity if you took the public knowledge premises seriously. Well, and had curiosity in excess of your impulse control, and didn't realise that mere humans can be very good at persuasion.
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby jalapeno_dude » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:17 pm

DanielH wrote:For me, it was illustrative of how you would act in Daevinity if you took the public knowledge premises seriously. Well, and had curiosity in excess of your impulse control, and didn't realise that mere humans can be very good at persuasion.

I thought the idea was more that they didn't actually have to be even any more than mediocre at persuasion?
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Re: For The Taking (Daevinity fic)

Postby DanielH » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:22 pm

They don’t, but the viewpoint character imagined that they could, if they wanted, get a soul pretty much every time, and further thought this meant they must have superhuman persuasive powers. I think that even if you use the “almost every time” yardstick instead of the “sometimes” yardstick, there are humans who could do that if they wanted.
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