Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Fumble comes into their own, in a long and protracted Flame War, which may have splintered into more than two fractions, and is punctuated with periods of civility layered over the top of simmering angst..
Over enthusiastic, easily excited and often with little self control, in the game of cloak and dagger, Fumble is the one who accidentally yells back to those who whisper at them, uses their 10000W spotlight to make sure those on their team have no shadows to duck behind as they try and stealthily maneuver around their opponents, stupidly grin as they hoop and holler marveling at someone's ingenuity, as they circle the carefully laid traps and baits ... which they've been told to keep well clear of by those who set them and generally ... as subtle as a brick.
Fumble is by no means a dim wit - just not smart enough to think first and seemingly incapable to keep their mouth shut when it's all hush hush, lacking any understanding of the point of the game. However many members are unsure of their real motive, sometimes relegating Fumble to be just aloof but sometimes with great suspicion as Fumble foils plots and spills the beans without the slightest provocation to both enemy and friends alike. Fumble has a talent for blabbing about what their "side" has decided to do, or might do and speculating on weak information that's come to light and especially information received by them in confidence.
Fumble generally would remain relatively harmless but for being mistakenly entrusted with the machinations of schemes to "one up" the opposition. Sometimes they are not directly entrusted but unfortunately often find out though one or a number of the members on kinder terms with Fumble, to a point they can put the bigger picture together and can't help but ask for confirmation in the wrong place or drop a big oh so obvious clue they have figured it out and unwittingly after that, so has everyone else.
Fumble may find themselves quite unwelcome even if they are likable. A smart warrior learns to tread quietly around Fumble, and is often an unwitting play thing for Picador and Rat but both can be badly burned when Fumble accidentally outs them.
Edit - part of mass sticky program ... Bah!!! then I forgot to edit it as a sticky. I think it's time to hit automate. _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
Last edited by Fence Sitter on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:51 pm; edited 2 times in total
Joined: 01 Jan 2005
While they do blab, they don't come across as a blab all the time. I think they just get over excited or something. I'm struck it, that for a couple of months everything will be fine, but as soon as anything tricky is in the works, they go off on a tangent and try something, or say something publicly that really ought not have done.
A clueless F is a common phrase thrown around them for sure.
edit clarity. I can't believe it was so bad _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
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