Hyppo and Critter: The Trumps Of Doom

Hyppo and Critter

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    1. A fertile breeding ground, right?

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      1. I find myself wishing I had entitled this post “The Trumps of Doom.”

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      2. Please tell me you got the Zelazny reference. 🙂

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      3. You are always driving me to surf so you think I’m cooler than I really am!

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  1. Ripped from the headlines!

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    1. I’ve been sweatin’ this “Freedom Of Conscience” power grab thing for months. Now that it’s actually here I’ve moved on to speculating what’ll be next coming down the pike.

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  2. Okay yeah. Not my genre, except I do like Asimov, Dick and Bradbury. And, of course, Vonnegut. Thanks for the intro, though!

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    1. Zelazny wrote Unicorn Variations, a short story that features a dude playing a game of chess against a unicorn with the fate of humanity hanging the balance. And, as you just probably researched, he’s perhaps most famous for the Chronicles of Amber.

      The Chronicles of Amber is a series of fantasy novels written by Roger Zelazny. The main series consists of two story arcs, each five novels in length. Additionally, there are a number of Amber short stories and other works.

      The Amber stories take place in two “true” worlds: Amber, and the Courts of Chaos, as well as the shadows that lie between them. These shadows, including our Earth, are parallel worlds that exist in the tension between the two true worlds of Amber and the Courts. The Courts of Chaos is situated in Shadow at the very edge of the pit of Chaos itself, a seething cauldron from which all that is or ever will be comes. Royals of Amber who have negotiated the Pattern can travel freely through the shadows. By shifting between shadows, one can alter or create a new reality by choosing which elements of which shadows to keep, and which to subtract. Members of the Courts of Chaos who have traversed the Logrus are also able to travel through shadow.

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  3. God’s the tie breaker? I thought Solomon was the tie breaker, Mentos was the Freshmaker and war was only good for the undertaker. What the hell do I know…

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    1. Well, this is per the people who come out on top if God is the tiebreaker, so perhaps they are biased?

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      1. Making your own rules seems kind of un-biblical.

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