edg: (In Motion)
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.)
edg: (Disappointed)
I get strange images in my head when I'm reading well-written fiction and waiting for laundry to dry.

I part my left hand's fingers and look through cautiously. Regan has transferred her murderous gaze to me, and Katherine has paused mid-stroke, the match and the box still clutched in her fingers. I can see the ropes around Regan's waist and the gag around her mouth -- and, barely, the paper stuck haphazardly into her socks, over her slacks.

My girlfriend's eyes narrow to slits, and I just shake my head, pick up the satchel that fell from my left hand, and take a drag off the cigarette in my right. "Well, at least she's got the theory down..."


I would really like to see this scene drawn, but I don't have the skill for it...
edg: (Broken)
There are, like, three people who will get this, so I'm going to put it under a cut. Trust me when I say this: 142 of you will have no idea what the hell I'm talking about.

DOOOOOOOM )

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