Ytaker wrote:Dancing Cthulhu wrote:I know girls who'd respond the same.
Although in this context at least she'd need good eyes, as we can see the archons, small statured to say the least, are some distance away from the people they are flashing - which to my mind also adds to the implication magic is involved.
Small stature but large proportioned, if you know what I mean. The distance means people would have to really stare to get a good look, adding to the effect. Even from several hundred feet away, you can see the breasts quite easily, maybe make out nipples. The fact that they're not doing anything magical suggests to me that it's not magical. And there is no magical school called flashamancy.
True, and fair, to just have a look, though I was also referring to the "check their breasts for deformities, and compare their shape, size, and "boob things" to her own" bit, I just don't know if I would trust a breast assessment at the distance shown here. Beyond "They look nice from here" or something like that.
And true, not overtly magical (no flashing lights and what have you) but the results still seem to suggest some magic should be involved. Mainly since the effect of the flash mob seems to be preventing the enemy from seeing anything in their opponents hex while it is active.
And none of it has to be explained - Jack just says "If we use a flash to cover casting" and Wanda just has to say "Form a flash mob". So "flashing" seems to be a tactic/ability/action with recognizable effects and certain outcomes. It seems from this page then that either a. certain units, maybe only when in a group/mob, have the ability to block the enemies view of a hex by using magic and a material component in the form of a bit of flashing or b. completely non-magical nudity (even at a distance) is so potent in Erfworld it is something leaders know they can use against their enemies with guaranteed results.
multilis wrote:If they had time, then not asking Parson to run calcs and advise on Wanda's plan does seem foolish. (But possible Wanda has limitations due to fearing Stanley screwing things up, which he still may do)
Her language is rather interesting - she tells Ansom "Parson says we need to gather more intelligence", which isn't really how the conversation went down at all. Granted, she might just be cutting to the gist of it, but I do wonder if she she has some other reason for explaining it to Ansom like that - especially since it seems clear Ansom has told Wanda what he thinks of Parson. Possibly on more then one occasion.