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Today, the Toronto Star's website (I don't get the Star, so I don't know if it's in the print edition) ran an article on flattery, toadies, and sycophants in the workplace. Now, naturally, you'd want a good pull-quote for an article like this, something that captures the essence of what you're writing about neatly and concisely.

So, of course, you go to fan-created material for a role-playing game with relatively little market presence:

"A Sycophant's resonance is for flattery. They have the ability to know what a given person wants to hear and what the person doesn't want to hear. Given enough time, the demon may stroke a human's ego, play to his fears and slowly but inexorably isolate him from anything that might possibly contradict his increasingly incorrect view of the universe. Once a Sycophant has his hooks in a mortal, it's only a matter of time before the victim is effectively useless."

— from the fantasy game
In Nomine


(Hat tip: [livejournal.com profile] cythraul.)

Date: 2006-03-25 12:55 pm (UTC)
ext_7549: (YODELIIIII)
From: [identity profile] solaas.livejournal.com
*snickers madly* Can it be as simple as that the journalist googled the word "sycophants"? Because when I did that just now, Moe's writeup came in second on the list. ^_^

Hooray for the Star!

Date: 2006-03-26 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flemmings.livejournal.com
Wins awards all the time for investigative reporting. Maybe that's why-- good google-fu.

Date: 2006-03-25 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeriendhal.livejournal.com
That is just cool beyond belief.

Sycophants

Date: 2007-03-24 07:02 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Stranger things have happened... and speaking of In Nomine... does anyone remember a playtester from about seven years back, Owen S. Kerr? If you do, drop a line to ochre24@gmail.com He's looking to touch base, and for information.

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