colonelcannibal: Ives (Manifest Destiny)
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 *The stream where Ives prefers to swim is cold, even in the heat of summer. Unnaturally so, perhaps. At its bank lays a cave, and there his secrets hide.

*The cave is mostly filled with bones. Skulls, jaws, fingers, the occasional arm or leg bone sucked clean of marrow. More complete skeletons deeper in, showing how his food preferences have evolved over time--or perhaps he simply learned more recipes.

*In the back of the cave, where the old bodies are deepest, a tree has grown. It exits through a hole in the roof that was undeniably carved by human hands--or what most people would call human, at least, no matter what their owner had to say on the matter.

*A farmer could tell you that the tree is an apple tree. The superstitious would have reason to think it the very tree of good and evil knowledge that doomed mankind to die. If so, however, it came from a most sinister Eden.

*Ives, being what he is, sees nothing wrong with sitting against the tree and eating the apples. They are by far the best he's ever eaten.*

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Date: 2017-05-09 09:35 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (affronted)
From: [personal profile] dr_jd_watson
[James passes among the bones with a tight frown on his face. He's seen worse, but what those piled remains represent still sickens him. For preference, he'd rather be anywhere but here. Fate, however, has driven him to this point. He hopes he can do some good, effect some change, but he rather doubts it. He steps into the recesses of the cave with more resentment than fear, staring down at the man under the tree.]

I brought your bloody pig...

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Date: 2017-05-09 10:00 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (affronted)
From: [personal profile] dr_jd_watson
If you want to be my friend, you can start by not enjoying your meals quite so much. I have neither the stomach nor the tolerance to accept casual brutality as a way of life, nor should you expect if of a gentleman.

Keep your apples. I'd rather eat a mushroom picked off a pile of horse manure.
dr_jd_watson: (affronted)
From: [personal profile] dr_jd_watson
(ooc: and to think, when I made the account, I almost didn't include an angry icon because he uses that face so seldom)

If I catch you even thinking about vivisecting anyone, you'll be the one on the operating table.

And I personally think mushrooms taste like what they grow on, so why would I waste my time cultivating them?
Edited Date: 2017-05-09 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-05-09 10:30 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
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[James ignores the comment on reading thoughts. He may not be able to, but he's not above asking a favour from one of his friends who can, if it comes down to it. More than one telepath owes him a favour, after all.]

There used to be a man who lived on my father's estate who grew mushrooms. Seemed awfully hard work for something you could pick up off the forest floor for free...

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Date: 2017-05-09 10:50 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
From: [personal profile] dr_jd_watson
I gather a professional can easily tell the difference.

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Date: 2017-05-09 11:43 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
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I prefer not to, thank you.

[In fact, James has done rather a lot of swimming since his resurrection. It was a vital part of his physical therapy for years and he's kept up the habit. But it's a form of relaxation for him, and one had better not relax around an unreformed cannibal. Refraining is simply wiser...]

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Date: 2017-05-09 11:54 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
From: [personal profile] dr_jd_watson
It may not have been mindless at first, but sadism is an easy habit to lapse into and a hard one to shake. I've seen it all before...

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Date: 2017-05-10 12:09 am (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (affronted)
From: [personal profile] dr_jd_watson
All it takes is effort. You're not my first flesh-eating monster. Most manage to keep their dietary habits well-separated from their social lives. You just stopped trying at some point...

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Date: 2017-05-10 12:39 am (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
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We all have our instincts. What makes us human is our ability to overcome what our bodies tell us we should be doing. Instinct is no excuse.

[He moves his jacket aside to reveal a pistol of slightly unconventional make. He's been told by his godson that one bullet from this particular model would be enough to bring an elephant down, if aimed at the chest. Personally, if it comes down to it, he plans on shooting twice: once to the heart, once to the head.]

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Date: 2017-05-10 01:55 am (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
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Human is a state of mind. It's a thing we accomplish through force of will, not a physical state of being.

And, don't worry, if I have to shoot you, it'll be the last thing you ever have to worry about...

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Date: 2017-05-11 10:00 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
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I rather think not, no. You enjoy yourself, though. I'm fine up here with a recently dead pig for company. Her name was Lucy, if you're interested...

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Date: 2017-05-11 10:43 pm (UTC)
dr_jd_watson: (huh...)
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A lot of people. They're lovely animals, really, once you get to know them.

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Date: 2017-05-12 02:54 pm (UTC)
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The difference between you and I, sir, is that I treat my prey with both respect and compassion. Get back to me when you can say the same.

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got your message. thanks. will watch it soon

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