Childhood's End

The Toymaker Assassination Saga


7th Dec 2018, 10:36 PM
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lirvilas 7th Dec 2018, 10:36 PM
Yeah, he would.


Ironically enough, happy Pearl Harbor Day! There's a lesson in there that sleeping giants don't even know their own strengths...


Holy shit MSV might actually be working as a coherent team
Microraptor 8th Dec 2018, 6:29 AM
Well... that's one way to enforce staff cutbacks...
lirvilas 9th Dec 2018, 9:20 PM
@MR: Your author note still makes me lol.

Thank you for letting me go way way into the deep end with Timmy III.


anonymous coward 8th Dec 2018, 1:41 AM
So, MSV is sending gang of well-armed, professional thrill-killers into an occupied office. Is this really in the middle of a fucking business day? I don't know if it would be worse if this were planned that way, or if this was a "mission design failure."

How close are these assholes going to get to Osama Bin Laden's high score? Are the staff temps, or does Timmy's Toyco have employee life insurance on them too so they can make this human sacrifice for profit? Is there any halfway sane media spin for this, or are they going to pretend they were hunting terrorists and claim this as a victory for peace, motherhood, and apple pie?
lirvilas 8th Dec 2018, 7:06 AM
-Atrocities are a well-documented mechanism for increasing unit cohesion in third world counter insurgencies. Like I said elsewhere, gotta use every tool in the toolbox.

-Man, it's almost like you have some sort of moral objection to "collective punishment". Again, where have you been getting your leadership training?
anonymous coward 8th Dec 2018, 3:22 PM
I feel some disgust about this even as fiction. I do recognize the time-honoured tradition I'm being shown from the practice of client-state neocolonialism in the 19th century up to the present. I also support an equal level of its use in other countries as in the USA. I was not so much hoping for this though, for all that it can be intellectually, visually, and otherwise interesting.

I think "collective reprisal" is a trick used to keep feuds burning so that you can get more recruits and have more sequels. That is a bad idea in the modern day unless you're ready, able, and willing to end it with your final solution, as Israel-Palestine, South Africa, and too many other war-torn hellholes in the world can show us. Low intensity warfare means nobody can have nice things, and not that you're ever going to win or even get the other side to agree to stop bombing your churches and hospitals.

Hope you get some use out of that answer.
ProfEtheric 8th Dec 2018, 1:45 AM
Time to break out Operation Human Shield, eh? OR, more properly Operation Human Blockade.

What the actual fuck is wrong with Tim Timmy? I mean, there's been a lot of back-and-forth in these comment sections about what certain orders do to morale. This flat out crushes it.

And suddenly my brain went to Lord Farquad. "Some of you may die, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make".

Sorry about that... or, you know, not. :P

And goddamn I am glad DoHS:MSV weren'twon't be quite this together during the Siege. Of course, there they were fighting against people who would willingly lay down their lives to protect one another. Or, to put it succinctly (too late), Tim Timmy would kill to maintain his life and liberty. Captain Happy would die to preserve another's.

This makes me happy that my current little family team of covert operatives are a cohesive unit. Mostly.

At any rate, after this page, there is no question that Timothy Timmy III must die.

EDIT: In Soviet Russia the LIRverse, it really doesn't pay to work for a CEO whose name is on the building. They might just sacrifice you.
Microraptor 8th Dec 2018, 1:33 PM
This seems to be a very good reason for the ToyCo employees to unionize...
lirvilas 8th Dec 2018, 4:38 PM
@MR re: unions

Never have I seen more obvious evidence of your non-Americanness... being salaried means these folks would never in a million years consider such an action.
lirvilas 2nd Apr 2019, 9:45 PM
@MR re: unions

That's why.
anonymous coward 8th Dec 2018, 4:18 PM
Probably thinking about the savings to the pension fund, and collecting on employee life insurance. This also makes a great excuse to close shop and relocate somewhere in south/east Asia he can have children staff his factory for pennies on the dollar. Offshoring man, it's a hell of a drug, a hell of a drug.
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