LB log - 20120713
by, 14 Jul 2012 at 12:59 AM (590 Views)
Cliff Tompkins spent the morning recording notes about the lager barrels which were stored in the basement of the shack. There was only so much which he could visibly see while holding the lantern light next to his face when he peered inside the casks. It would have been too much work to bring them closer to an area with visible light and he didn't want to remove the barriers which had shielded the beer from sunlight all of these months. Because of this, the notes he made were as terse as they were vague. Barrel #1 was "OK", Barrel #2 had "lots of specks left", and so on. He was making a note that Barrel #6 "smelled bad" when he heard footsteps coming down the stairway behind him. The weight and pace of the steps informed him that it wasn't his wife coming down to see him and that there was company. It was Cook, and he had arrived on business.
"Oh, Jesse! I didn't expect to see you at this hour. What's the occasion?"
"Let me tell you." Jesse came over to Cliff and greeted with a brisk handshake while daring his eyes around the dark basement. There wasn't enough light to see any corner of the room, which is what he wanted regardless. "Let's go over to the corner, we need to talk directly." The emphasis on the last word informed Cliff of the severity. When Cliff spoke, it was barely above a whisper.
"So what is it then?"
"We've uh, we've had a business deal made to us. We got a proposition, and I wanted to give you the first chance to act, since I like your business and beer. Thing is though...", when Jesse said this, he hunched over to be closer to Cliff and speak in a sharp whisper, "... it's from the Jeffs." Cliff felt his brow pinch above his nose.
"The - the Confedrits? You sure? They comin to us, now?"
"You've had to hear about it by now. They're in a bind. Spirits are being banned by the companies and the states. Papers are crying and getting them shut down. They're in a knot, and they're comin to us because there's soldiers there by the hundreds who want nothing more than a hard drink. Don't surprise me, really."
"And you want me to exchange my goods - give them the fruits of my labor - because we got the chance? I say we let those assholes starve, Jesse. Fuck em and let em claw at us with withered hands."
"But it's not that simple, Cliff. They're offering coin. Real gold coin. I wouldn't ask you to do this for their shitpaper notes. Shit, someone can probably make their own tender, look better than theirs."
"And what in the hell am I supposed to do with Federate coin? Who here will take it? How can I hold that in my hand with pride?"
"Cliff, look." Daron took the lantern out of Cliff's hand and placed it on the top of one of the beer barrels, then took a step back. Cliff could only see the edge of his face and his eyes in the darkness. "You know we can melt that down to our own, and you know that even their shit money is good money when we clean it. It's not about pride, Cliff. Besides, you can't feed yourself with pride. It don't work like that. And if you don't take this up, all I'm gonna do is find someone else who will. Now they have more money than you, now they can expand faster than you. You with your pride and they with more product and more customers. I'm giving you the chance to make the right choice here, Cliff."
Extra Mode. The Usual.
The play that I find most remarkable out of this session is Quantum Teleportation. After seeing so many horrific EX charts, I finally can look at this song and see ways into playing it which I didn't before. Well, at least the first half of it. The end climax before the trailing easy part is still basically just mash city, but the point is that more of the chart became legible to me. This shows that constant practice like this does in fact make a difference. Majesty is really nasty on random and I'm not used to the EX chart of it here. I really didn't want to play Liquid Crystal Girl again but I noticed that the initial set of measures were favorable with the roll so I stuck with it, and it paid off, such as the marginal increase is.Code:EX% & Rank EX.p/f pg.gr.gd.bd.pr combo nc onc %+ date space time @ 49.76 C 1682.F 596.490.364.60.343 0156 2012-07-14T00:13:10:491Z 0176- 0066- feedback @ 59.95 B 1313.F 478.3184.108.40.206 0141 2012-07-14T00:16:07:547Z 0067- 0007- tricks @ 28.50 E 1429.F 458.513.760.300.1016 0065 2012-07-14T00:20:03:491Z 0115- 0008- hurt scenery ground @ 56.80 B 2646.F 900.846.400.53.287 0153 2012-07-14T00:24:20:179Z 0047- 0054- moon @ 69.56 A 2009.F 793.4220.127.116.11 0143 1444 1048 037.78 2012-07-14T00:30:14:279Z 03.12+ 0090+ 66+42-21-4-0+ 0010- 2012-05-04T01:18:57:680Z 桜 @ 64.04 B 1418.F 552.318.104.22.168 0132 1104 1047 005.44 2012-07-14T00:34:12:788Z 02.45+ 0058+ 42+26-12+0+9- 0057- 2012-06-17T00:44:18:319Z liquid crystal girl @ 56.46 B 2097.F 787.523.322.62.280 0070 1857 1202 054.49 2012-07-14T00:38:13:698Z 00.06+ 0002+ 20+38-13+14-13+ 0091- 2012-04-26T03:56:05:377Z quantum teleportation @ 46.29 C 1851.F 680.491.466.133.529 0246 1999 1999 0 2012-07-14T00:41:44:077Z 03.57+ 0143+ 79+15-66-9+63+ 0040+ 2012-06-08T02:45:24:973Z saber wing @ 29.53 E 1401.F 461.479.694.229.903 0050 2012-07-14T00:46:20:819Z 0061- 0013+ gothic system chs nrg @ 27.19 E 2170.F 706.758.1181.543.1701 0043 3990 1332 201.18 2012-07-14T00:50:30:124Z 00.32+ 0025+ 4+17+0+72-28+ 0037- 2012-05-16T00:01:41:504Z majesty @ 42.92 D 2179.F 781.617.481.256.857 0125 2538 1582 060.42 2012-07-14T00:55:59:001Z 00.71+ 0036+ 18+0+65-26+104+ 0001- 2012-06-02T00:23:19:565Z 華蝶風雪 @ 56.31 B 1936.F 688.560.310.29.245 0094 2012-07-14T01:00:02:483Z 0196- 0130- クルクル☆ラブ @ 62.54 B 1875.F 702.422.214.171.124 0258 2012-07-14T01:09:47:714Z 0022- 0044+ smooooch @ 52.86 C 1755.F 632.491.282.77.451 0129 2012-07-14T01:12:33:046Z 0126- 0032-
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