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 Post subject: Re: King Crab ((Fotecp!))
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:34 pm GMT 
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When Clyde said it, it sounded oddly achievable. But the language barrier wasn't even the worst part. He hunched his shoulders and retracted his head slightly, as if trying in earnest to slink back into a shell.

"<The borders of your fine nation are quite strict these days, are they not?>" Luka glanced nervously over his shoulder, as if expecting an official to materialize, yelling in English and demanding his papers. He turned back and cleared his throat. "<Surely you realize I am not considered a particularly...desirable immigrant. Not only am I a, er, Jew>"--the word was strangely difficult to choke out in front of Clyde--"<but I am--that is, I was--a member of the Party.>"

He shrank down even further. "<The Communist one, that is,>" he added, in case this had not come through.

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 Post subject: Re: King Crab ((Fotecp!))
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:51 am GMT 
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"What?" In his surprise, Clyde slipped momentarily into English.

Judging solely by his expression, you'd think he'd been told a moderately scandalous joke, and was trying to decide whether it would be alright to laugh. The notion that any normal human being would become a communist on purpose was so foreign to Clyde that it produced some kind of computational error in the neural pathways of his brain. The corner of his mouth kept tugging upwards into a confused grin.

"<This is either a really good joke or a really bad one. Wait, you're not serious... are you?>"

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 Post subject: Re: King Crab ((Fotecp!))
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:11 pm GMT 
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Luka was beginning to regret wearing a woolen sweater. The evening seemed terribly hot. He tugged at his collar and glanced at the door, turning back to Clyde with a nervous, crooked grin.

"<I-I'm no Stalinist of course.>" He was actually on the verge of giggling. There was no humor in the situation, as far as Luka was concerned, but it was his reaction to getting backed into corners. Everyone said Americans' hearts were irrationally hardened against communist theory, even in its most sensible forms. Now he realized with a sinking feeling that Clyde, though he spoke German very well, was as American as the next man. "<...I am a communist, yes. My mother, my father--they were socialists, intellectuals. I admired Trotsky very much. Is it so terrible?>"

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 Post subject: Re: King Crab ((Fotecp!))
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:37 am GMT 
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"<Well... yes. That is to say, it's... Quite frankly, it's absolutely ludicrous. What are you going to do, distribute the lab specimens equally among the general population? Liberate the turtles and hold elections for self-governing turtles' councils? Because those turtles know as much about democracy and economic theory as the average European peasant.>"

Clyde adjusted his spectacles. Still perched on the edge of the desk, he laced his fingers over his knee and leaned forward sharply. "<If you're about to tell me that communism has nothing to do with zoology--congratulations, thats exactly my point. As a friend, I will make you the very serious suggestion that we forget this ever happened, and you don't mention it to anyone.>"

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