Forest Mix - Thread Five: Christie Goes W^HEast Anonymous 2017/11/20 (Mon) 06:08 No. 30521 [Reply] ▼
You’re sittin’ on the shop floor, goods arrayed in front of you like you’re
the one barkin’ wares here instead of Rinnosuke. Discs, specifically, and specifically set out in stacks like you’re mid-solvin’ the easier Tower of Hanoi—though really, it oughta be a “Tower of Lucas”, seein’ as ya seriously doubt that that tale the dude spun ever came anywhere close to outta Vietnam. Or India, for that matter. That legend’s got the same sorta faux-exotic stink over it as “may ya live in interestin’ times.”
But anyways, discs. And stacks.
“Okay, Mac, check it,” ya say. “This is the stack of discs I’m beaucoup sure’re music CDs. Like, ninety, ninety-five percent sure. Genre I don’t always know ‘cause alotta these dudes I’ve never heard of—” this dude on this disc’s got a sax, though; that’s usually a good sign, “—but like I said, music. Most likely music. Eighty-five percent sure, music.”
Rinnosuke, sittin’ across from you, squints suspiciously. “Why is that number decreasing?” he asks.
“This stack, meanwhile, is what I’m pretty comfy labelin’ the games and programs stack,” you continue ‘splainin’. “Comfier than with the other stack, even, ‘cause the labels’re usually more of a giveaway. I’m talkin’ maybe like, seventy-five, eighty percent sure I’ve got it right here.”
“You’ve already lost fifteen percent. Are you sure I should trust your appraisal?”
“Well, if you can pull another dude with better Outsider chops, I’d totally be down for a second opinion. Two heads, right?”
“Oh, right. Sorry, Mac—English proverb. ‘Two heads’re better than one,’ is how it goes.”
“There’s a saying we have that’s like that. ‘Three people who come together have Manjushri’s wisdom.’”
“I dunno who Manjushri is, but that’s fifty percent more head.”
“Manjushri is a bodhisattva, associated with wisdom—what’s this third stack?”
“Uh, yeah.” And you were kinda hopin’ that maybe Rinnosuke would just completely overlook stack number three somehow
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