>All you really need to know about it is that they are trying something
>that is insanely, stupidly,
>Darwin-Award-deliberately-grabbing-hold-of SUICIDALLY dangerous,
>and in the usual manner of EPU protagonists, pulling it off with
>flare, style, and panache.
It is my secret dream that one of the future UF Gryphlets (calling them Gryphon-chicks has what we in the trade call implications) turns out to have DSA or dyspraxia or something, so despite all the martial artists about throwing everything they've got at the poor bairn, they wind up completely useless at it and become something else instead. Not for lack of trying, though, as they throw themselves into combat training because it's the only way they think their slew of parents and parent by-products will ever actually be proud of them.
And then they still save the day, because sometimes you need to have a hero whose prowess isn't conventional "kill everything with preferred Large Metal Thing" stuff. Maybe bureaucracy-fu, maybe information-gathering, maybe just being really good at talking to politicians. But nothing involving, on a personal level, punching Evil very hard in the face. Like if Francis Urquhart was a hero.
It'll never happen, of course, but sometimes I imagine what we'd get if it did.
"She's old, she's lame, she's barren too, // "She's not worth feed or hay, // "But I'll give her this," - he blew smoke at me - // "She was something in her day." -- Garnet Rogers, Small Victory
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