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[SUMBITTED] The Dementia Dilemma

Postby SherpDaWerp » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:36 pm

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Last week, your aides scheduled a meeting with a renowned former statesman of @@NAME@@. Unfortunately, due to his long-standing battle with Alzheimer's disease, the meeting left something to be desired, bringing the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ back to the spotlight.

Validity
No geronticide
Average lifespan over 60 years


Option 1
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to a nearby aide, who he appears to have mistaken for you. "Once upon a time, I would have been running this @@TYPE@@, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Oh yes… Some folk like me might need day centres, and help round the house. I'm fine, but what I wouldn't mind is more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.
Validity
All
Outcome
the most attractive @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ end up in dementia care work

Option 2
As he leaves, the aide he was talking to rolls her eyes. "Surely it can't fall to @@NAME@@ to give people like him handouts. If these old farts haven't planned for inevitable cognitive decline, that's their fault. Cut all aged care funding, and if people can't manage, well then I guess it's just too bad."
Validity
All
Outcome
@@NAME@@'s elderly populace receives no support whatsoever

Option 3
"Hang on, hang on. Whatever happened to having a caring family?", interjects your aunt, who is nearing old age herself. "When I was young, we used to care for our parents through thick and thin! This country needs more reinforcement of the traditional family values, loving and caring for one another. Why don't we just make the elderly legal dependants on their children, as a way of paying their parents back for raising them?"
Validity
All
Outcome
the government mandates caring for one's family

Option 4
"Y'know, there's another solution to this problem," whispers your ever-present Minister for Creative Solutions. "These people already aren't able to contribute to our economy, so why don't we just get rid of them, nice and quiet-like."
Validity
All
Outcome
kindergarteners who forget words get placed on a government hit list

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Last week, your aides scheduled a meeting with a renowned former statesman of @@NAME@@. Unfortunately, due to his long-standing battle with Alzheimer's disease, the meeting left something to be desired, bringing the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ back to the spotlight.

Validity
No geronticide
Average lifespan over 60 years


Option 1
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to a nearby aide, who he appears to have mistaken for you. "Son, you don't know how hard it is to live like this. Once upon a time, I would have been running this @@TYPE@@, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Anyway, folk like me need day centres, and help round the house... and more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.
Validity
All
Outcome
the most attractive @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ end up in dementia care work

Option 2
As he leaves, the aide he was talking to rolls her eyes. "Surely it can't fall to @@NAME@@ to give people like him handouts. If these old farts haven't planned for inevitable cognitive decline, that's their fault. Their health insurance is their own responsibility, and if they can't manage, I guess it's just too bad."
Validity
Low Primitiveness
Outcome
@@CAPITAL@@ has been overtaken by luxury dementia-care homes

Option 3
"Hang on, hang on. It's not just the elderly who are afflicted with this condition," interjects your Science Minister, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Diagnosis and symptoms can start as early as 40 years old. We should focus on medical research of this disease, to enable earlier diagnosis and medical intervention. Prevention is better than cure, isn't it?"
Validity
All
Outcome
the government forgets spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ on dementia research

Option 4
"Y'know, there's another solution to this problem," whispers your ever-present Minister for Creative Solutions. "These people already aren't able to contribute to our economy, so why don't we just get rid of them, nice and quiet-like."
Validity
All
Outcome
kindergarteners who forget words get placed on a government hit list


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Last week, your aides scheduled a meeting with a renowned former statesman of @@NAME@@. Unfortunately, due to his long-standing battle with Alzheimer's disease, the meeting left something to be desired, bringing the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ back to the spotlight.

Validity
No geronticide
Average lifespan over 50 years


Option 1
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concern. "You don't know how hard it is to live with this affliction. Once upon a time, I would have been running this @@TYPE@@, but now I'm resigned to being sent off to some under-funded care home. You need to support us to keep living in our homes, with day centres, respite care and attractive nurses." He winks at an aide as he leaves.
Validity
All
Outcome
the most attractive @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ end up in dementia care work

Option 2
"Well, the under-funded part isn't wrong," comments @@RANDOMNAME@@, a staff member from one of those under-funded care homes. "Maybe if we had more money, we could make these homes more attractive to potential residents. Please, invest in specialised care homes and staff so we can take proper care of those who have this disease."
Validity
Low Primitiveness
Outcome
@@CAPITAL@@ has been overtaken by luxury dementia-care homes

Option 3
"It's not just the elderly who are afflicted with this condition," interjects your Science Minister, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Diagnosis and symptoms can start as early as 40 years old. We should focus on medical research of this disease, to enable earlier diagnosis and medical intervention. Prevention is better than cure, isn't it?"
Validity
All
Outcome
the government forgets spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ on dementia research

Option 4
"Y'know, there's another solution to this problem that doesn't involve spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@," whispers your ever-present Minister for Creative Solutions. "These people already aren't able to contribute to our economy, so why don't we just get rid of them, nice and quiet-like."
Validity
All
Outcome
kindergarteners who forget words get placed on a government hit list

Option 5
"Who says they don't contribute?" asks your aide, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "My mother has dementia, but she buys stuff, forgets she's bought it and buys more! In fact, why don't you give these people a stipend? That's loads of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ going straight into our economy."
Validity
Large Retail Industry
Outcome
housewives explain their shopping sprees by citing dementia


Description
After a long day repeating your policies to forgetful elderly @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@, the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ has become a high priority.

Validity
No geronticide
Average lifespan over 50 years


Option 1
"@@LEADER@@, you've seen how difficult it can be here," pleads @@RANDOMNAME@@, a carer from the home you visited. "The facilities just aren't adequate. Invest in specialised care homes and staff so we can take proper care of those who have this disease."
Validity
All
Outcome
@@CAPITAL@@ has been overtaken by luxury dementia-care homes

Option 2
"It's not just the elderly who are afflicted with this condition," interjects your Science Minister, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Diagnosis and symptoms can start as early as 40 years old. We should focus on medical research of this disease, to enable earlier diagnosis and medical intervention. Prevention is better than cure, isn't it?"
Validity
Low Primitiveness
Outcome
the government forgets spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ on dementia research

Option 3
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, an elderly man, comes forward. Reading from a piece of paper, he says, "You don't know how hard it is to live with this affliction. I don't want to leave my home. Instead, could you support us to keep living in our homes, with day centres, respite care and attractive nurses, please?"
Validity
All
Outcome
the most attractive @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ end up in dementia care work

Option 4
"Y'know, there's another solution to this problem that doesn't involve spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@," whispers your ever-present Minister for Creative Solutions. "These people already aren't able to contribute to our economy, so why don't we just get rid of them, nice and quiet-like."
Validity
All
Outcome
kindergarteners who forget words get placed on a government hit list

Option 5
"Who says they don't contribute?" asks your aide, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "My mother has dementia, but she buys stuff, forgets she's bought it and buys more! In fact, why don't you give these people a stipend? That's loads of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ going straight into our economy."
Validity
Large Retail Industry
Outcome
housewives explain their shopping sprees by citing dementia


Description
After a long day repeating your policies to forgetful elderly @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@, the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ has become a high priority.

Validity
No geronticide
Average lifespan over 70 years


Option 1
"@@LEADER@@, you've seen how difficult it can be here," pleads @@RANDOMNAME@@, a carer from the home you visited. "The facilities just aren't adequate. Invest in specialised care homes and staff so we can take proper care of those afflicted with this disease."
Validity
all?
Outcome
@@CAPITAL@@ has been overtaken by luxury dementia-care apartments

Option 2
"It's not just the elderly who are afflicted with this condition," interjects your Science Minister, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Diagnosis and symptoms can start as early as 40 years old. We should focus on medical research of this disease, to enable earlier diagnosis and medical intervention. Prevention is better than cure, isn't it?"
Validity
all?
Outcome
the government is spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ on curing an incurable disease

Option 3
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, an elderly man, comes forward. Reading from a piece of paper, he says, "You don't know how hard it is to live with this affliction. Could you support us to keep living in our homes, with day centres, respite care and attractive nurses, please?"
Validity
all?l
Outcome
beauty pageant winners often go into dementia care work

Option 4
"Y'know, there's another solution to this problem that doesn't involve spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@," whispers your ever-present Minister for Creative Solutions. "These people already aren't able to contribute to our economy, so why don't we just get rid of them, nice and quiet-like."
Validity
all?
Outcome
Kindergarteners who forget words get placed on a government hit list


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After a long day repeating sentences to your elderly mother, the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ has become a high priority.

Validity
No geronticide
Average lifespan over 70 years


Option 1
"She's just far too senile," bemoans your sister, who spent the entire day reminding your mother it was a Tuesday. "We need to move her, and all other dementia patients, to a specially designed facility. I'm sure the government can subsidise it somehow."
Validity
Universal Healthcare?
Outcome
Kindergarteners who forget words are shipped out to old folks' homes

Option 2a
The head of a major @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ company, who coincidentally happens to be your brother, offers a new perspective. "Now, I see a major industry opportunity here. Our mother bought 20 sets of the same shirt last week, forgetting every time! If we leave our elderly to roam free with their wallets we can increase my- I mean the country's- revenue tenfold!"
Validity
Capitalism
Outcome
the nation is funded almost entirely by the elderly

Option 2b
The head of a major @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ company, who coincidentally happens to be your brother, offers a new perspective. "Now, I see a major industry opportunity here. Our mother bought 20 sets of the same shirt last week, forgetting every time! If we give our elderly a stipend, they are guaranteed to spend it on @@NAME@@ goods, increasing @@NAME@@'s revenue tenfold!"
Validity
Socialism
Outcome
the nation is funded almost entirely by the elderly

Option 3
"You are ignoring the most logical outcome!" interjects your Minister of Medicine, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "We need to divert significant funding towards medical intervention and finding a cure. Never mind all the nay-sayers who call it incurable. It's only incurable if you don't try hard enough!"
Validity
All
Outcome
The government spends millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ trying to cure incurable diseases

Option 4
A confused elderly man wanders into your office. After confusedly asking your aides which way is @@CAPITAL@@, he gets to you. "Now look, young man, my brain might not be what it used to be, but I still have human rights. All I want is to stay living at my home until I choose. Is that too much to ask?"
Validity
All
Outcome
elderly homeowners appear to be growing jungles from forgetful lack of maintenance

Option 5
"I don’t want to sound crass, but there's another way this can be solved…", whispers your ominous Minister for Creative Solutions. "If we just get rid of everyone over 65, we'd reduce issues with overpopulation, aged care costs, and dementia would be unheard of."
Validity
All
Outcome
the elderly are euthanised
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:07 pm

My mother doesn't have dementia
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:29 pm

As in player autonomy issues with "my leader's mother doesn't have dementia?" Fair, I'll attempt a re-write to remove that aspect from the issue
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Postby The Free Joy State » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:13 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:As in player autonomy issues with "my leader's mother doesn't have dementia?" Fair, I'll attempt a re-write to remove that aspect from the issue

The treatment of individuals with dementia seems like it could be a viable idea for an issue (once @@LEADER@@'s mother having dementia has been removed, as that does not tie-in with previous characterisations -- an aunt may work).

I suggest you read more on the subject of dementia before redrafting, and that you don't ignore early-onset dementia (there's no need to do that).

I suggest you narrow down your options to what current options generally are for people with dementia (and a crazy option), and possibly lose the capitalist option, which doesn't seem to add anything. I suggest your options are:
--> "Invest in care homes for people with dementia, and training specialised staff."
--> "Focus on early diagnosis and medical intervention to enable people to have a better quality of life for longer"
--> "Support families and individuals within the community, with visiting care workers and free day centres and respite care."
--> "That's all too expensive. Euthanise anyone who shows signs of cognitive deterioration."
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:06 am

Feedback has been taken on board.
Option 2 was based off my grandmother (OOC) who does have dementia and regularly buys way too much stuff. It's been removed, because it might not work with the rest of the issue, but I'll see if something similar might be workable. Draft 2 is now up!
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:09 pm

After sleep and looking at it again, some minor tweaks to make the effect lines better. (some nations have banned beauty pageants so I can't really mention them).
Also re-added Option 2, now as Option 5 for only large retail nations. Draft 3
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:47 am

SherpDaWerp wrote:Description
After a long day repeating your policies to forgetful elderly @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@, the once-forgotten issue of dementia treatment in @@NAME@@ has become a high priority.


Concise is nice, but there's nothing here to make it feel contemporaneous, or to give it any sense of humanity. Maybe make it more poignant?

I'm thinking maybe you're having lunch with a renowned former statesman, and were looking forward to hearing his insights on the current geopolitical situation, but have found that he is having trouble concentrating and retaining information, the effect, he says, of incipient Alzheimer's disease.

Then the first speaker can be the statesman himself expressing dread over the loss of self, and asking you to do something about it.

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Postby SherpDaWerp » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:40 am

Ooh, contemporaneous. I like that word. I agree that "leader is visiting an old folk's home" is a relatively generic staging point for the issue, but I wouldn't have thought of a former statesman. Feedback noted :)
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Postby Chan Island » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:48 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:Ooh, contemporaneous. I like that word. I agree that "leader is visiting an old folk's home" is a relatively generic staging point for the issue, but I wouldn't have thought of a former statesman. Feedback noted :)


You can keep the leader visiting the old folk's home though, by weighing in more on the comedic angle of this description.
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:29 am

Feedback has been taken on board, and draft 4 is now up!
I've reworked option 1 to be the statesman, and option 2 now is a carer from a random home. The rest is all the same, there wasn't anything to change in them that I could see...
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:28 am

Looking good.

5 options is too many for options this length. Generally if you go to this many options, then each needs to be no more to 1-2 short sentences.

For options of the length you have consider 4 options. With a slight trim to each option, consider 4 options. I think a lot of the options you have feel like they overlap quite closely. Maybe have just one option that is about more government funding, and have 2-3 other options that don't involve government spending at all.

Something like:
1) Spend more on care.
2) Make it easier for immigrant workers to work in the care industry here.
3) Not the states job - people should be reminded that health insurance (and social care insurance) is their own responsibility.
4) Kill 'em.

Also, I'd suggest making the characters sound more as if they have their own voices. Right now most of them feel like they're the same person presenting different arguments. Wwhich is to be expected when they have one author, of course! But if you actively aim to make them sound more distinct, that would improve the issue.

And while I definitely don't think we should play dementia for laughs in a mocking way, we can still have some dementia-based humour occurring as a result of the condition, so long as the humour isn't punching downwards. For example, let me look at option 1 here... Someone with dementia, for example, isn't going to construct long and coherent arguments like that. They'll lose track halfway, or forget the words for things. They probably also won't remember your name.

@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to your aide, who he has mistaken as being in charge. "Son, you don't know how hard it is to live like this. Once upon a time, I would have been running this @@TYPE@@, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Anyway, folk like me need day centres, and help round the house... and more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.


He now sounds like he's struggling to keep up, and his dementia is a source of humour, but not laughing down at him, but laughing at the disrespect he's showing to the nation's leader.

Feel free to use that verbatim or to put your own spin. With some sharpening, this could easily be an issue we can carry straight into the game.
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:09 am

I've cut option 5, and made some tweaks to Candlewhisper's version of option 1.
Candlewhisper Archive wrote:@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to your aide, who he has mistaken as being in charge. "Son, you don't know how hard it is to live like this. Once upon a time, I would have been running this @@TYPE@@, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Anyway, folk like me need day centres, and help round the house... and more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.

Option 2 is now the aide with a contradictory viewpoint, and option 3 received minor tweaks to try and make it sound like more of a unique viewpoint. I reckon this is polishing off quite nicely!
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Postby Baggieland » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:55 am

SherpDaWerp wrote:the government forgets spending millions of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ on dementia research


As the option calls for government spending, I suggest:

"the government nearly forgot to finance dementia research"

I also took out the "millions of currency", because for some nations, millions is a lot of money, for other nations millions is a drop in the ocean.
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Postby Devil Heart » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:26 am

Option one. Dignity for people with dementia is vital, I like that this option writes from their perspective.
I do however have a bit of confusion when I read this option. So often people with dementia aren’t aware they have it, while those of us around them are painfully aware. Pride comes in to play as well – it’s probably unlikely an elder statesman would recommend day centre and nursing options for himself.

Ignore, adapt or use - but could the option be written something like this?

@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to a nearby aide, who he appears to have mistaken for you. "Once I ran the @@TYPE@@ of show you’re in charge of, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Oh yes...my memory is in perfect working order, I dare anyone to suggest it isn’t! But some do have problems and need day centres, and help round the house... and more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 am

Commenting on Draft 5.

Option 2 needs to have a proactive action there, otherwise it's a functional dismiss button. I suggest something along the lines of "Make a statement that..."

It doesn't feel fair for option 3 to be an either/or with option 1, as most people in favour of care for those with dementia are also going to be in favour of more research on it. I suggest adding "more research on the causes and treatment of dementia" onto the list in option 1, just after "help around the house".

Then in place, I think an option 3 that offers a different proactive solution to the care problem is needed. I suggest going with a "family values" option along the lines of "the problem with people these days is a lack of family values -- the elderly ought to be cared for by dutiful children, not be impersonal nursing homes", and then suggesting that people should be made legally responsible for elderly parents, much in the same way as they're responsible for young dependants.

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Postby SherpDaWerp » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:03 am

Draft 6 is now up! A not-so-short summary:

Devil Heart wrote:could the option be written something like this?
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to a nearby aide, who he appears to have mistaken for you. "Once I ran the @@TYPE@@ of show you’re in charge of, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Oh yes...my memory is in perfect working order, I dare anyone to suggest it isn’t! But some do have problems and need day centres, and help round the house... and more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.

Noted, and the new version of Option 1 attempts to capture an element of "not me, I'm fine!".

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Option 2 needs to have a proactive action there, otherwise it's a functional dismiss button. I suggest something along the lines of "Make a statement that..."

I've added a cut to aged care funding as a proactive suggestion for Option 2.

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:I suggest adding "more research on the causes and treatment of dementia" onto the list in option 1, just after "help around the house".

Option 1 is already the longest option, and I feel like adding more in might start to make it a bit clunky. If you think it won't, then I'll give it a shot.

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:I suggest going with a "family values" option along the lines of "the problem with people these days is a lack of family values -- the elderly ought to be cared for by dutiful children, not be impersonal nursing homes", and then suggesting that people should be made legally responsible for elderly parents, much in the same way as they're responsible for young dependants.

And Option 3 is now an almost-elderly aunt who wants a return to traditional family values.

Baggieland wrote:As the option calls for government spending, I suggest:

"the government nearly forgot to finance dementia research"

I also took out the "millions of currency", because for some nations, millions is a lot of money, for other nations millions is a drop in the ocean.

Good point actually. My nation, with a net economy in the trillions, could spend this without batting an eye. Unfortunately, there's no longer an effect line for governmental spending, but I'll keep this in mind if that changes.

Devil Heart wrote:could the option be written something like this?
@@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the statesman with whom you met, expresses his concerns to a nearby aide, who he appears to have mistaken for you. "Once I ran the @@TYPE@@ of show you’re in charge of, but now I'm... I'm... What was I saying? Oh yes...my memory is in perfect working order, I dare anyone to suggest it isn’t! But some do have problems and need day centres, and help round the house... and more attractive nurses like that cutie over there." He winks in your direction.
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Postby Baggieland » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:52 am

SherpDaWerp wrote:As he leaves, the aide he was talking to rolls her eyes. "Surely it can't fall to @@NAME@@ to give people like him handouts. If these old farts haven't planned for inevitable cognitive decline, that's their fault. Cut all aged care funding, and if people can't manage, well then I guess it's just too bad."
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@@CAPITAL@@ has been overtaken by luxury dementia-care homes


The speaker is calling to cut care funding, so how are luxury care homes springing up in the effect line?
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 pm

Whoops, forgot to change that effect line. Done!
Last edited by SherpDaWerp on Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:13 am

The effect lines aren't working that well for me, but they just about pass, will probably rethink them in the edit. #3 seems especially on the nose.

As a whole though, the draft looks definitely of good enough quality to publish. Good work.

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Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:20 pm

Definitely agree with that for options 2 and 3, but I kinda like the effect lines for options 1 and 4. Depends on your opinion of killing kids, though.
I'd love to see what you do with them. I guess it's time to submit?
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:27 pm

Good luck
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:51 am

Congrats, it's online as issue #1248! :clap:

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Postby Australian rePublic » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Congrats!
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