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Maddy thoughts

Under a cut, as this is somewhat FOIP.

Picture a ferret.

She's not a brave ferret, nor a bold one, and many see her as simple.

It is true that she's not very good at this trading business, nor very quick on the uptake. It is also true that she doesn't always get the jokes and that, in a great many ways, she's a bit of a disappointment as a Ferret in a Business of good standing.

There's a flaw in the logic, however; it's not that her head is empty as much as it's too full of Something Else.

She wakes to the roar of explosions that only she can hear, the zip and bang of shot. She walks surrounded by the fires of her own imagination; she can't help but instantly start to analyse everything and everyone around her in its capacity as a potential bearer of Powder.

It's hard for her to hate or to understand hate, because everyone is equal in the baptism of Boom, except for the ones that cheat. That doesn't mean she can't hate - indeed, there are Weasels that she would love to introduce to Subtlety and Satire and eventually Compromise - but in the grander scheme of the world there's more important things to be getting on with, mostly involving Boom. When she absolutely must she'll put away her toys and gadgets, for she's been abroad enough to know that against the Badger or the Fox or the Stoat Boom does not work very well at all, but in her secret heart she can't help but feel that all she needs is a bigger Boom.

And now the Moles have asked her to help make the biggest Boom of them all. The words "safely" and "precisely" may have been mentioned, but that doesn't dampen her enthusiasm in the slightest. The Toad sold her what she needed to base her ideas on, the Moles have agreed to give her the supplies, and now all she needs is the learning and tinkering so she can start turning the glorious glimmers of ideas in her head into an even more glorious reality.

Boom.

For everyone else, if you want a Maddy-impression in all its glorious incoherency, go for it.

Comments

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jimmymick
Nov. 5th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
You know wot? I'm gonna make sure I got some wild wood power saved up just for you....
xanthipe
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
I feel special ^_^
jimmymick
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
actually finkin about it, it'd probably just be easier to "mass break tec" on you....

Wot I really need is "Mass Destroy tec"....
xanthipe
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
She'd only sulk for hours and/or try to stab you...there's a reason Steerpike is banned from touching her guns ever again.
nayela
Nov. 5th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Love it. :) Maddy is ace, and so's your writing.
xanthipe
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Cheers hon :)

If you ever get bored, poke the Traveller tag on my lj /shameless plug

Edited at 2010-11-07 10:17 am (UTC)
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xanthipe
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
Frikkin' Boom. :)
yond_cassius
Nov. 7th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
you didn't really interact with Judah this festival, but I don't think I got an impression from you last time, and you might have heard a bit about him.
xanthipe
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
Sorry, really can't think who he is...has Maddy given him a random nickname yet? Or possibly tried to marry him?
yond_cassius
Nov. 7th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
Orange water rat who had dinner with Maddy and the ferrets at the beginning of the first event. Hung around with Jameson the hedgehog (first casualty of the last event, he probably asked for Maddy's name and age at some point). Fixed the Molesy stone, and was last seen singing with some rabbits.

Here's my attempt, for her and the ferrets.

I don't get a chance to talk to her or them this time. I doubt I'd be able to convince them of what matters, and there's too much to do and I want to stay with my people when I can. And she scares me, because things going boom doesn't seem to be a good thing, indeed it may be quite entwine with the Bad Song and all sorts of other bad things. You can't not like her though, and if I weren't already afraid of things going Boom, and getting more so by the day, then maybe I'd share her joy in it.
xanthipe
Nov. 11th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Going by the description, and thinking of which rats didn't say hello this event, is this Judah?
yond_cassius
Nov. 25th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
yes, that is Judah.
xanthipe
Nov. 30th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Judah-rat isn't like the other water rats - I saw him in the circle with the rabbits, and there's something all colour about him even when he's quiet. I don't think he likes us ferrets very much as the only time he ever came near us was when the Council were meeting to talk at each other again, but it looks like he likes rabbits and rabbits look like they like him so he can't be Bad.
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