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 The Plague Doctor, He's just a big old softie.
alliterator
 Posted: May 17 2011, 02:57 PM
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Okay, maybe not.

Discuss the Doctor (no, not him) of Plague here.


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 Posted: May 17 2011, 03:32 PM
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I'm hoping that the Doctor's effects won't be too obvious in Quiet Cacophony. Slow but steady build-up is best.


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 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:00 PM
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Slow and steady wins the race~

And I realy like TPD.

What is his characterization?

I personally like the idea of him being the 'fun" Fear; he LIKES killing people, just for sport.

And laughing alot...no, more like chuckling under his mask.


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LizardBite
 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:01 PM
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I always pictured him as rather solemn and silent, with disease spreading all around him by his very presence rather than him purposely infecting people.


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CuteWithoutThe
 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:03 PM
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BUT THE LAUGHS!! >:D


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Ceaseless Wanderer
 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:05 PM
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I'd have EAT as that, really. Or, at least, some of it's Campers; keep in mind that EAT likes to learn, so it could simply emulate the original personality of the Camper to assist in learning how to annoy people.

I take the view of the Plague Doctor as something of a gentleman, as Lizard does. His return in Quiet Cacophony should show this; whether it's through him directly, or perhaps through a subservient human.


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alliterator
 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:07 PM
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Yeah.

I like the idea that Noa had also, of the people that he doesn't leave infected, he leaves as hypochondriacs.


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 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:08 PM
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. :P

But EVERY fear is a wimp! :C

Except The Rake. He knows how to make a woman scream.


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Ceaseless Wanderer
 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:14 PM
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QUOTE (alliterator @ May 17 2011, 11:07 PM)
Yeah.

I like the idea that Noa had also, of the people that he doesn't leave infected, he leaves as hypochondriacs.

That's part of what I'm planning for Quiet Cacophony, or at least more mental disorders then physical. Not least of all because those are easy to represent on a blog.

@Cute: The Fears aren't wimps. They just know they've already won.


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CuteWithoutThe
 Posted: May 17 2011, 11:19 PM
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True, true...

I just liked how he appeared calm, but as soon as he gets his prey..

but of course, the gentleman interpretation is awesome too!

I approve!


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 Posted: Dec 31 2011, 11:09 AM
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So, readers of "To Light a Candle" probably noticed Doctor Beakman. No, he's not the Doc Itself. But I'm thinking of making him an example of a sort of Plague Doctor Proxy.

Lots of people are scared not just of illness but of hospitals and Doctors as well, so why not give them a good reason to be? And if they're servants of the Plague Doctor we don't need a whole new fear to cover it. Basically the Battleaxe Nurse/Mad Doctor type of character. Someone who might perform cruel experiments on their patient, or just for sheer kicks screw with your anesthetics so you have the horrific experience of being conscious but immobile and unable to scream while you're being operated on.

Why does he want these types to serve him? Well, they can help spread more disease, they can make sure someone who's sick with something the Plague Doctor created doesn't get better, hell they can over prescribe antibiotics and make more antibiotic resistant bacteria. Or discourage vaccinations. Of course most of that won't come up in a blog, they'll only be brought up when they're doing something horrible to a character. Like trying to convince him he hallucinated his entire blog and has been in a mental hospital since before the blog began.
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My experiences with the private sector seem indicative that a Plague Doctor proxy could very easily be solely out for profit, using the Plague Doctor's effects to make people ill and force them to pay for their (ineffective) treatment.

(Also, I love seeing my old posts and thinking "what a twat".)


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 Posted: Dec 31 2011, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (Ceaseless Wanderer @ Dec 31 2011, 06:53 AM)
My experiences with the private sector seem indicative that a Plague Doctor proxy could very easily be solely out for profit, using the Plague Doctor's effects to make people ill and force them to pay for their (ineffective) treatment.

(Also, I love seeing my old posts and thinking "what a twat".)


Definitely. Another thought is that back alley doctor who took a bullet out of your Runner character and stitched him up . . . without properly sterilizing the equipment.
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tgecko
 Posted: Jul 23 2012, 11:40 PM
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Bumpity bump bump.

I've been trying to think of another side to Plague Doctor proxies, besides Mad Doctors, Night Surgeons and Plague Bearers. Something that can be just anybody on the street.

I got to thinking this because most of the terror in the other proxies are that they could be anybody on the street. I get that there is a specific terror in having a proxy be someone you normally trust, but I think there should still be that everyman aspect, too.

Maybe Plague Bearers are not just in the medical field, maybe they're more wide-spread than that. Like the food service industry, you eat some place and the food is great...up until it gives you E. Coli or Salmonella or something. Thoughts?

Also! Found this today when talking about it with my husband. Morgellons. Possible victims of the Good Doctor?


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LizardBite
 Posted: Jul 24 2012, 12:24 AM
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On the one hand, I really like the idea of Plaguey infesting the food-packing industry. On the other hand, I already feel that his servants are too overexposed. For a subtle and shadowy people who quietly work to bring about their master's work from a position of power and trust, it seems that you can't visit a single doctor in the mythos without him/her turning out to be an Oathbreaker. Seriously, they're everywhere.


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