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Started by Ron Edwards, October 15, 2001, 10:08:00 AM
QuoteOn 2001-10-17 12:57, Ron Edwards wrote:Jesse's on it. Tor's on it now too. Mike's not, but since the meaning of "noir" was retro-fitted in film and pop culture about four times between the 30s and the present, and since Mike's not in the player-group, I'm not going to worry about it. I'll simply say that I used the word as one of many adjectives, not as the single defining element.
QuoteOn 2001-10-17 16:41, joshua neff wrote:Or flip it around--maybe he's the lower-middle-class kid who worked his ass off & got into Harvard. Now he's got an ivy league education & degree, a leg up into the world of high finance (or law or medicine or whatever), & the sorcerous knowledge to summon & bind demons, as well as a chip on his shoulder from his background. He's moving through the world of the upper crust, knowing that they look down on his lower class origins & hating them for it. It's almost Count of Monte Cristo/Stars My Destination, mixed with a little Gattaca & Good Will Hunting (& maybe Talented Mr Ripley?).