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 Post subject: Hot off the presses!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:44 pm 

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Shortly after the unveiling event at Islo goes horribly wrong, the cover article of the Alpha Arrow catches the eye of Skytopia. Snagging a copy of the periodical, you skim the piece. The photos are intense and exciting: Papa Frita crushing a pirate beneath his boot, and the corpse of another Teach clan pirate.

'...N. V. Post claims that the Azure League's output has been slow lately? How about always?...'

'...some particularly violent Blue members knew about the Teaches and did nothing...'

'The EACC is wiping out skylets infested with pirates...after the press conference on Islo was attacked!'

'...Harris claims: "WE USED YOU AS BAIT".'

'Post responded, "Well, you guys are all Skyrates, so, whatever, bub".'

'Post claims the Conclave turned the tables on these lame pirates by using the party guests. Bub.'

'While security was present, the atmosphere was chaotic. What about collateral damage? The Arrow will investigate!!!'

'Several injured skyrates refused to comment.'

'PapaFrita stated, "We use fancy gizmos instead of preemptive intelligence - and we were prepared to shoot down planes with friendlies".'

'Post was less than happy when commenting after these traumatic events.'

'Post didn't seem to think a wounded Courtier deserved worrying about!'

'Tepid thinks that killing a few pirates is a decisive victory. Is this arrogance? Or naivety?'

The author is one T. Karrde.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:53 pm 
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

I am astounded and appalled at this paper's latest piece of hack journo-fiction.

I'd love to go through and dig up all those examples of out of context quoting and vicious word paraphrasing/twisted meanings, but I know that newspaper inches are in high demand. To illustrate what a despicable piece of psuedo-journalism Mr. T. Karrde's article is, I present the conversation surrounding my so called "quote."
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Prince Harris: Not sure if you noticed this, but there were lots of pirates here today Talon. Lots. Getting them all in one spot is a lot more effective for crushing their gang than chasing them down one or two at a time.
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» Talon Karrde snorts dismissively, writes, "Prince Harris: WE USED YOU AS BAIT."

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» Prince Harris sneers



I think that particular example should show you just what kind of "reporter" this T. Karrde really is.

(EDITED to sound more like a rebuttal letter.)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:58 pm 

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/em buys his daily copy of the Arrow. He skims the headlines and skips straight to the funnies.

After reading about Remy falling on the Jade Whisperer, in his favorite strip, he notices a small story on the back page: 89% OF SKYTOPIANS THINK TYRIANS SINISTER, YET BORING.

"Looks like that rest picked just one or the other."


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:59 pm 

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Yes, Harris, that is the joke.

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Navvy wrote:
Yes, Harris, that is the joke.
(OOC: I think his answer was In Character)


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Pierce N.V. Post wrote:
Navvy wrote:
Yes, Harris, that is the joke.
(OOC: I think his answer was In Character)


OOCly, I found Talon's """reporting""" to be hilarious. No hard feelings for my posting, I hope.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:05 pm 

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Sildar wrote:
Pierce N.V. Post wrote:
Navvy wrote:
Yes, Harris, that is the joke.
(OOC: I think his answer was In Character)


OOCly, I found Talon's """reporting""" to be hilarious. No hard feelings for my posting, I hope.
OOCly, me, too. He had an uncanny way of saying things like "Why don't they have a big gun?" just before we were going to push the button for the big gun. And your condensing was funny, too. Oh, by the way:

APRIL FOOL'S FROM THE AZURE LEAGUE!


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And perhaps my reply is too. >:|

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Same here. Consider my subscription renewed.


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