Subject: Re: [PW!] The SECOND Race Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 22:37:16 -0700 From: "Tech Weaver - Biggest Dreamer with Bathtubs Full of Hope!" <> Organization: CompuServe Interactive Services Newsgroups: "Adrian Tymes" <> wrote in message > Tech Weaver - Biggest Dreamer with Bathtubs Full of Hope! wrote: > > > "Adrian Tymes" <> wrote in message > > > >>"Ex...iled...?" Aerie's eyes widened in shock. "Why would anyone wanna > >>exile you for getting a gift like that?!?" > >> > > "Perhaps 'exiled' was too strong a term," Kitsu said. > > > > "Basically, we allowed ourselves to be turned into this so we could become > > faster and stronger," Keaton explained. "But our sensei wouldn't accept > > such a shortcut to enhance our abilities and refused to instruct us until > > the effects are reversed." > > > > "We had cheated, and we were punished," Kitsu added, her expression > > down-trodden. "And that's not even the worst of it. The side effect of the > > spell causes us to act irrational and erratic, like beasts, during the full > > moon." She pointed skyward to where the moon would be if it were night. > > Aerie folded her arms. "Now that's just wrong! Training's all about > makin' you faster and stronger. You found a way to do it, and that's a > *bad* thing? Tsk." She shook her head. "If you ask me, it's your > sensei who's irrational and erratic." > "It's not as simple as that," Kitsu continued to explain. "Our goal was to become the greatest of samurais. If we rely on the supernatural to amplify your skills, we'll never know if we could've attained that greatness on our own. Only through hard work and perserverance can one truly become great." "Yeah," Keaton agreed. "What kind of warriors would we be if someone else was doing all the work for us? If we don't rely on our own strengths, someone else might as well be using our swords." -- Chet "Tech" Weaver's Revised Basic Sig All that's required of us is to survive. Anything else is a product of modern society. Desperado Coyote! "No ride is complete without a clown in an electric chair." -- My brother "You're going to be the death of me someday, Anakin." -- Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones