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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 12:13:43 pm »
hmmm... blood, missing persons reports maybe, but still a good point
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 12:23:52 pm »
And we must not forget: with the services of a witch one might avoid forensic evidence all together.


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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 03:38:15 am »
expensive witches, or Charles
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2011, 06:29:22 am »
How about the pack going behind Mercy's back by talking with Mercy's mother about some Mercy/pack issue.  I'd think that'd torque her off.

Or how about Mercy invites over some of of Stephen's family of blood doners for a get together barbeque and some of the pack makes a big issue about how blood bags aren't welcome on pack territory.



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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2012, 11:48:16 am »
What's gonna set Mercy off when she moves into Adam's..  and to be fair, things that might drive the pack crazy too.

Privacy, or lack off. Then again she could always order them away like she did at the end of RM.

How about the pack going behind Mercy's back by talking with Mercy's mother about some Mercy/pack issue.  I'd think that'd torque her off.

But can they go behind her back like that, after all she is 1.5 in the pack rank.

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Or how about Mercy invites over some of of Stephen's family of blood doners for a get together barbeque and some of the pack makes a big issue about how blood bags aren't welcome on pack territory.

Again they may be miffed, but can they make an issue? Well unless your Paul.

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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2012, 11:56:00 am »
to clear forerics WHite popherous or Magnus fires
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2012, 11:57:24 am »
Privacy:  I can see Mercy getting tired of the issue and asking Adam to just stop rebuilding "like new", just leave this place for the pack and get a bungalow out back with much more soundproofing for their personal use.  Or move somewhere while the whole place is soundproofed (and reinforced, so the walls don't keep getting punched out) and redecorated in something smarter than white carpet!

Going behind Mercy's back to Margi:  If she doesn't say anything pre-emptively, they can do as they please with regard to that; they just need to be prepared for the consequences.  From Mercy, Adam, AND Margi.  :-whistle

They can sure be miffed, but they're pretty well aware that they, like vampires, WERE human before they were changed.  And they know that while most vamp's "sheep" are kidnapped, essentially, Stefan goes more for wooing or making deals, so the donors may be turned, or they may simply retain/attain improved health/youth.  The wolves making a scene, that may well happen.  Mind, any higher ranking wolf can tell them to shut the heck up, and it's done.
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2012, 12:04:47 pm »
They can sure be miffed, but they're pretty well aware that they, like vampires, WERE human before they were changed.  And they know that while most vamp's "sheep" are kidnapped, essentially, Stefan goes more for wooing or making deals, so the donors may be turned, or they may simply retain/attain improved health/youth.

Yes, I'd imagine they'd be more sympathetic and informed than anything else.

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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2012, 12:08:31 pm »
Although there would still be those who are creeped out or blame the donors, just like happens to rape victims!
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 12:10:56 pm »
That's just ignorant!

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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 12:12:58 pm »
Oh, sure, and again, werewolves are human first, during their formative years.  --Good having some fun discussion on these subjects with you today, Pendle!
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2012, 03:32:22 am »
On the subject of just being ignorant...  Or perhaps a better word for it is prejudiced.

I think we have to remember that the young were-wolves are essentially part of our own culture, with an emotion surging, inhibition lowering, ravening beast as part of their new make up.

Plus, who are their tutors during their formative, crucial transition from vanilla mortal to shape shifting semi-monster?  A bunch of older were wolves, who are all products of their cultures.  So they were either born back in the 50's with that whole outlook (at the youngest).  Or they are hundreds of years old.  We've already seen how their biases and the lack of female numbers, which play into those biases, have worked out.

With the Vampire donors, essentially playing for the opposing team...  A harsh outlook from someone who grew up in a more clanish or tribalistic us against them/the world outlook.  I wouldn't be surprised if they are modeling lots of bad behaviors for their impressionable young were-wolves.

But this is getting off the Mercy and the Pack topic.

So to try and drift things back to where they belong.

Like Patti L. said, they can say anything they like behind her back, so long as she hasn't specifically instructed them not to.  So long as specifics don't get back to her and she forbids it, then they can say whatever they like.

Also I've got to think that Mercy will have a higher threshold for such back talk than other alpha's/alpha-mates.  She's this free wheeling, independence and freedom ideal loving rebel at heart.  Squashing rebellious languague that is irritating but ultimately harmless would go against the grain.  So unless they caught her at a really bad moment and she could justify it as keeping the pack together, I think they've got free reign.  At least until Adam finds out or they move from snark to outright rebel activity.

Also I have to think the Pack, is going to start looking to Mercy for direction on whether what they are doing is human or not.  Maybe not too openly.  But she is the softer gentler face of the alpha pair.  She is a supernatural who can get down on all fours and run with them, she grew up emersed in were-wolf culture and she doesn't have mindless beast out to eat everyone in sight if they relax their grip for a few minutes.

Once they get over their were-wolf inspired dominance games, or at least over most of them anyway, she will be a great weather vien.  Kind of like a crippled Omega.  Only in Mercy's case she makes up for it by being at least partially able to play the dominance games, Anna makes mostly unnecessary and by virtue of the personality which makes her an omega pretty much can't engage in.

Or as I like to think of it.  Its not so much that she can't, its just that well she can't, just like most of us couldn't be child murderers, abusers, etc.  You've got everything you need to be able to do it, except the mindset that would allow such activity.

Mercy on the other hand, is able to use Adam's dominance.  She has also found that much as she might like to think of herself as fully human, she's got this instinctive submissive thing going on with Adam.  It ticks her off but I think it goes to show that on some level, her human/coyote soul has some of these animalistic traits.  I think though its just like everything.  Mercy's got animal traits blended in with her human ones and the human is dominant.  Its like she's got some recessives in there, she can work to and call up.  While the were's have the full meal deal wolf instincts, hyped up on magical were-steroids.  Its a difference in degree.  And she's on the opposite side of the spectrum from the weres.  But it could be that unlike how she likes to think of herself, she acutally is on the same spectrum, if she focues.  Consciously or unconsciously.

I also think that Mercy will be able to start a lot of fun little human stuff that might be missing.  I mean Adam's a guy, and the stuff that I want to do, just isn't always the same as my wife.  So even if some of the stuff she'd like to do occurred to me, as a were-wolf leader I probably couldn't find the time to push for it.

While in Mercy's case, just like with movie night.  I think that she'll start all these little human traditions.  It'll be like, grrr its been six months and I haven't gone out for icecream.  Come on girls we're doing ice cream and dumping these men.  Or maybe its like, its been two years since I went to the water park.  Whose going with me?  Get your swim suits.  Our lord and master is gone for the weekend and I for one and going to have some fun.  Plus if the were-wolves ever went out to motion pictures as a group I can all but guarantee that Adam wasn't taking them all out to any romances.  With Mercy in the picture I think things will be split slightly more evenly.

Stuff like that.  Just natural human stuff that a were wolf would OCD themselves to death about how it would be  viewed, and why they wanted to do this in the first place.  Mercy has a slightly broader view of were-wolf society than some and certain natural inclinations.

So in addition to the shooting range and sword practice and anything all else they were doing, her more Civilian take on life is going to shine through some of Adam's military hierachal/were-wolf heirarchal influenced way of doing things.

Some of the were's will want to play games but unless there area more outright rebellions things should come around.

I would love to have Anna and Mercy become friends.  Having that I have no were-instincts but am a hybrid immersed in were cultures with I have access to wolf instincts but don't have listen to them if I don't want to, would be a great meeting.  Especially in Mercy's home pack range.

Charles in the background to put all the wolves on edge with his dominance.  Anna who can sooth them and leave them scared at how fast their wolf went to sleep.  And Mercy and Anna arguing over some mundane human thing.  Maybe even getting under eachothers skin or just mildly irritating and disagreeing on something minor.  All the wolves are OCD'ing over everything and here are two people just getting to know eachother and trying to ignore the twitching of everyone around them.




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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2012, 09:41:47 am »
Just a quick note; Anna can and does draw on Charles' dominance, remember her stopping the whole - alphas! - hunt chasing and tearing down Charles after the treasure hunt in "Hunting Ground"?
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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2012, 11:41:18 am »
With all the trouble the fae and the vampires end up sending their way (or causing), they ought to start charging.  The Columbia Basin Pest Control Service.  :-whistle They could have fun and get paid for it.

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Re: Mercy and the Pack?
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2012, 11:46:30 am »
They would want to make sure they don't get dinged for termites, wasps, ants, and rats...
Although they might take on raccoons, as nice snacks... >D
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