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Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #44405 is a reply to message #44384] Fri, 05 August 2011 17:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Abbacor is currently offline  Abbacor
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negation wrote on Fri, 05 August 2011 10:06
Tabercil wrote on Mon, 04 May 2009 10:39
Nice story, as usual.

My big question is this:

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Caitlin pulled out a piece of paper and unfolded it carefully. The paper was blank, but she wanted to make it look like she was an actual messenger. "First message, M-SOC Naval, whoever is in command, Warning Alert, code Bravo-Seven-Hijacker. Delta Sierra, SOC. The MCO is issuing DFA's to minor citizens of the USA, Whateley Academy students have been targeted, very likely others as well. Butcher's Row is starting again."
(emph. mine)

Anyone know what Butcher's Row represents? This doesn't ring any bells for me offhand...


Top of my head, sounds like The Final Solution to the mutant problem of all those kids that the MCO managed to "disappear".


Based on the context of the quoted piece of the story, I'd have to say that "Butchers Row" is a military code/title of some sort directly in relation to the MCO going hunting for mutants to terminate them in a wholesale manner. IE shoot first, reload, shoot again, and don't bother with the questions.


Misty : "It's not going to be like this every day, is it?"
"Lord, no," Jadis replied. "Sometimes, it gets weird."

Hank Declan shook his head, disbelieving. "Tell me I did not just see them roshambo for victory."
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #44408 is a reply to message #44405] Fri, 05 August 2011 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Abbacor wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 07:59


Based on the context of the quoted piece of the story, I'd have to say that "Butchers Row" is a military code/title of some sort directly in relation to the MCO going hunting for mutants to terminate them in a wholesale manner. IE shoot first, reload, shoot again, and don't bother with the questions.


For what it's worth, it sounds like a 'planning name' or nickname rather than an 'operations name'.

Most of the time, an operational code-name deliberately has no reference to the subject of the operation so you don't give the game away if communications are intercepted. e.g. Overlord (D-day), Husky (invasion of sicily), Dragoon (invasion of southern france)

That said, Butchers Row is very indicative, given the context.
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #44416 is a reply to message #44408] Sat, 06 August 2011 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mr Pumblechook wrote on Fri, 05 August 2011 16:41
Abbacor wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 07:59


Based on the context of the quoted piece of the story, I'd have to say that "Butchers Row" is a military code/title of some sort directly in relation to the MCO going hunting for mutants to terminate them in a wholesale manner. IE shoot first, reload, shoot again, and don't bother with the questions.


For what it's worth, it sounds like a 'planning name' or nickname rather than an 'operations name'.

Most of the time, an operational code-name deliberately has no reference to the subject of the operation so you don't give the game away if communications are intercepted. e.g. Overlord (D-day), Husky (invasion of sicily), Dragoon (invasion of southern france)

That said, Butchers Row is very indicative, given the context.


Abbacor was saying that "Butcher's Row" would be a military nickname for an MCO operation.

My guess would be Butcher's Row = Roswell and that it is a kind of concentration camp/laboratory where they do whatever sciency things they want to on mutants, preferably the ones that can blend in with the "pure" so they can figure out how to root them out.


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Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #44422 is a reply to message #44416] Sat, 06 August 2011 10:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Avatard wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 00:03
Mr Pumblechook wrote on Fri, 05 August 2011 16:41
Abbacor wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 07:59


Based on the context of the quoted piece of the story, I'd have to say that "Butchers Row" is a military code/title of some sort directly in relation to the MCO going hunting for mutants to terminate them in a wholesale manner. IE shoot first, reload, shoot again, and don't bother with the questions.


For what it's worth, it sounds like a 'planning name' or nickname rather than an 'operations name'.

Most of the time, an operational code-name deliberately has no reference to the subject of the operation so you don't give the game away if communications are intercepted. e.g. Overlord (D-day), Husky (invasion of sicily), Dragoon (invasion of southern france)

That said, Butchers Row is very indicative, given the context.


Abbacor was saying that "Butcher's Row" would be a military nickname for an MCO operation.

My guess would be Butcher's Row = Roswell and that it is a kind of concentration camp/laboratory where they do whatever sciency things they want to on mutants, preferably the ones that can blend in with the "pure" so they can figure out how to root them out.


What popped into my mind was one of the Matt Helm books, but a quick check showed that the title was Murderer's Row.

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Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #44442 is a reply to message #44416] Sat, 06 August 2011 17:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Avatard wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 16:03


That said, Butchers Row is very indicative, given the context.


Abbacor was saying that "Butcher's Row" would be a military nickname for an MCO operation.

My guess would be Butcher's Row = Roswell and that it is a kind of concentration camp/laboratory where they do whatever sciency things they want to on mutants, preferably the ones that can blend in with the "pure" so they can figure out how to root them out.[/quote]

(hits self on head with squeaky mallet)

Erk, that's what I get for not reading the whole thread recently...

Apologies.
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #52366 is a reply to message #7326] Tue, 24 January 2012 03:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are we ever going to see this?

CoT 5
The slap sounded like a whipcrack, and Sharisha's head actually hit the wall as Diamond used her insane reflexes to move her arm faster than her opponent could track. "That's for the freak comment."

When Sharisha looked back up, she was somewhat stunned as Diamondback grabbed her and shoved her into the wall, again. "And I'll be seeing your fat, stupid ass in Arena '77 for outing people!"


Oh dear now I want to see Caitlin walking down the hall with four horseman walking their horses behind her Wink

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"Oh are you in for a treat. PMS will take care of that."

"Gee, thank you for reminding me of that lovely bundle of fun I am so not looking forward to."

"Hey look on the bright side. You aren't likely to cause thunderstorms in the hallways."

Caitlin snorted as the two of them started walking a large loop around the campus. "With my luck it'll be heralded by the four horsemen of the Apocalypse."



~Despite what they say, reality is in the eyes of the beholder, and therefore up for grabs!

[Updated on: Sat, 28 January 2012 05:06]

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Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #52529 is a reply to message #44416] Sat, 28 January 2012 04:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Avatard wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 02:03


Abbacor was saying that "Butcher's Row" would be a military nickname for an MCO operation.

My guess would be Butcher's Row = Roswell and that it is a kind of concentration camp/laboratory where they do whatever sciency things they want to on mutants, preferably the ones that can blend in with the "pure" so they can figure out how to root them out.


Someone's going to get a cookie once I get over this extended writer's block.

Butcher's row is the codename given in the file containing the after-action report of the dragonslayers stumbling upon something very...

unhappy.

Unfortunately the solution to the problem was equally...

unhappy.

This is a story that does not have a happy ending. It's the triggerpoint of some of the DragonSlayer seemingly suicidal behaviors which I've only shown the barest traces of in their confrontation with Lamplighter.

-JG


Jericho: "Get your mind out of the gutter, you're blocking my periscope."

Eldritch: "Hey, I'm a classic case of what happens when you give a nerd a gun."
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #52567 is a reply to message #52529] Sat, 28 January 2012 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like double chocolate chip with dark chocolate. Just sayin'. Rolling Eyes

Misty : "It's not going to be like this every day, is it?"
"Lord, no," Jadis replied. "Sometimes, it gets weird."

Hank Declan shook his head, disbelieving. "Tell me I did not just see them roshambo for victory."
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #52569 is a reply to message #7326] Sun, 29 January 2012 00:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is the suicidal behavour from their loss of faith in humanity, sort of an attempt to punish their own human bodies?
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #57599 is a reply to message #7326] Tue, 01 May 2012 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh dear! I wonder if Tennyo's harassers will start bothering Sandra soon...



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Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #57614 is a reply to message #7326] Wed, 02 May 2012 02:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What is that, and where did you find it?

Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #57618 is a reply to message #7326] Wed, 02 May 2012 04:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is the answer to your questions.
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #57620 is a reply to message #57614] Wed, 02 May 2012 05:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sylverdyne wrote on Wed, 02 May 2012 01:00
What is that, and where did you find it?

You can also find the link in the random @#!+ thread Smile



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Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #58321 is a reply to message #7326] Wed, 16 May 2012 00:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's been to quiet.....Razor ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Caitlin, Razor, Diamond and Jericho [message #58374 is a reply to message #7326] Wed, 16 May 2012 18:23 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Though I feel that this group has a more typical level of power as a team I still feel that they are missing something that would allow them to really compete in the sims against the guys that seem to run all over them. Anybody feel that same? And if so, what do you think they are missing?
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