Gene is absolutely lovable and cute.. and a master magician apparently.
Catalyze decomposition? What? Drunk men only? Does that mean he isn’t ALLOWED to be sober?
I think “Drunk men only” is in reference to “S’got rules”. Maybe he only steals from the drunk? Then again this is my 3rd time reading through the archives. I ain’t givin nothin away.
if i’m not mistaken his rules for picking break down to “only take it if they won’t miss it”
I think he’s been taught to steal in order to “catalyze decomposition” of non-Jake society.
I’m curious as to Gene’s past…..curiouser and curiouser.
Drunks will keep on drinking until they either hit “rock bottom” — or die. It’s more hellish for some than others, and the sooner you quit drinking the less damage you have to cope with. Stealing from drunks is thus a good thing: They hit bottom quicker — and if they don’t, at least they can’t buy more booze immediately. Drinking while blotto is a mistake anyway — can’t tell good booze from bad, won’t remember it, it’s just putting off the hangover. Roll ‘em!
‘Drunks will keep on drinking until they either hit “rock bottom” — or die.’
That is utter horseshit.
no it’s accurate most ppl in AA fall into the “hit rock bottom” catagory the rest are there by court order
Definitely glad I came back for a re-read, Gene makes a whole hell of a lot more sense after you get to know the Jakes. Hat’s off to you spike, I don’t know if you’ve got a Templar bible going or if you’re memory is just that good, but either way that’s some impressive world-building right there.
NAME — Get an avatar
EMAIL — Required / not published