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Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:57 am
by juliasd
“What I want to know is: why do the power stations still work? There’s nothin’ fueling them, yet all ‘round Ireland the power flows,” says a stout man, standing at the bar. He takes a deep swig of dark brown ale and raises his glass to the room.

“Fairies,” I answer.

All the patrons of my pub roar with laughter, all but the small man in the back. He’s slumped over a scarred wooden table littered with empty pint glasses. He looks up from under the peaked hat he wears cocked over his eyes and shoots me a warning glare.

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:13 am
by ROU Killing Time
Never cross a faerie. Half-way to never-never land you're liable to find out they cut your magic dust with Comet.

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:04 am
by TheJebi
I like the feel of the Irish bar, with magic in the air... although it seems to me that if at least some of the fairies have a taste for the spirits, then they would need money to buy the drinks, so they should maybe come out in the open with their power scheme, and charge a little for it. Since it seems very odd that the plants are running off nothing, they might as well put people's minds to rest and make a buck at the same time :) .

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:18 pm
by strawman
TheJebi wrote:I like the feel of the Irish bar, with magic in the air... although it seems to me that if at least some of the fairies have a taste for the spirits, then they would need money to buy the drinks, so they should maybe come out in the open with their power scheme, and charge a little for it. Since it seems very odd that the plants are running off nothing, they might as well put people's minds to rest and make a buck at the same time :) .
Just remember, no one thought to tax the bees for their honey until they came out in the open with their honey scheme.

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:09 pm
by juliasd
TheJebi wrote:I like the feel of the Irish bar, with magic in the air... although it seems to me that if at least some of the fairies have a taste for the spirits, then they would need money to buy the drinks, so they should maybe come out in the open with their power scheme, and charge a little for it. Since it seems very odd that the plants are running off nothing, they might as well put people's minds to rest and make a buck at the same time :) .
Thanks Jebi! :)

And... just to clarify, they don't need money. They're fairies. You don't give them a drink at the local pub, they curse you for all eternity, turn your offspring into frogs and (now) shut down your power. Drinks are on the house.

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:16 pm
by TheJebi
juliasd wrote: Thanks Jebi! :)

And... just to clarify, they don't need money. They're fairies. You don't give them a drink at the local pub, they curse you for all eternity, turn your offspring into frogs and (now) shut down your power. Drinks are on the house.
Well sure, classically that has been the case, but think about how much bad PR that is, you can't go around cursing people and expect you pubic image to go unscathed... Hmmm, okay seems like I have a little story about fairy execs, and I should probably just go write it. So again, liked your story.

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:37 pm
by juliasd
TheJebi wrote: Well sure, classically that has been the case, but think about how much bad PR that is, you can't go around cursing people and expect you pubic image to go unscathed... Hmmm, okay seems like I have a little story about fairy execs, and I should probably just go write it. So again, liked your story.
Fairy execs. Pure awesomeness. Let me know when you write it. I'd love to see it.

Re: Fairy Power

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:51 pm
by themorg
ROU Killing Time wrote:you're liable to find out they cut your magic dust with Comet.
so your bathroom is only half as magical...