"For values of 'turning you into a Magical Girl' equal to 'you having a costume that protects you and operates on principles most people won't understand, and wielding equipment that few on Earth have ever seen, let alone held,' yes, this will turn you into a magical girl!"-Ryoko Asakura
The "Magic" Continues!Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=%27Magical%27%20Girl%20Quest============You are currently being the Demi-God Like AI, Daedalus, local ReaDS Administrator for planet 13A. Little more than forty eight hours ago, an outpost planet on the rim of transhuman space named Regulus Prime went network silent in what has been revealed to be an attack by the <Unknown Contact/Vonnies>. In the proceeding hours, consensus decided to go through with an emergency countermeasure under the title Operation Mahou Shoujo to exploit a bug in the Vonnies' IFF that registers young girls as <Friendly/Non-Hostile>. The purpose of this operation is to hold off the Vonny tide until the system being developed under the title Project Riposte.You have completed the recruitment of the first three girls personally, as well as authorized the induction of several hundred more into the "Firewall Cadets" program. You have also, in hopes of eliminating the need for true child soldiers, have created a 'daughter' from your alpha fork in an attempt to replicate the IFF bug. Continuing this, you created an infomorph in the perfect image of ALEX L. BARKER, barring that she is both pubescent and female.You just finished watching the first logs of the girls' training. Their... poor performance was to be expected. The request for a six hour version of Minaka flipping herself over wasn't exactly suprising, and there may be such a thing being recorded upon your memory right now. theTRUTHisoutthere's post regarding the Operation wasn't exactly -unexpected- given the difficulty to keep a big secret within a mostly open network. That your efforts to find em have been mostly futile is a big suprise, though.>Wat Do?
>>20006441Continue having a couple forks pluck away at the problem of outThere. Have some Firewall analysts take a look at the video.Purchase another set of Saber clone bodies (or maybe a trio from the Agrias line) for our Alpha Team and to be stored at the Alpha Site.Let's work on some weapons for Icarus now.
>>20006441Delegate people out to deal with the "Firewall Cadets", our personal efforts are going to be on this small test group. They'll probably be some of the first "magical" girls on the field of battle. Prepare a press release to mollify the people once the knowledge has hit the point where keeping it secret is detrimental. See how the Reimu, Minaka and Anne are dong. If they're improving quickly under Alex's tutelage.Check up on our daughter and Alexa, see if they're getting along. Try to get a rough time estimate from this on how long until they're combat functional.
IT'S BACK.Prepare press releases for when the Vonny attacks become too public to keep secret.Purchase three replacement bodies for Alpha Base. (Pic related)Talk with Partridge AI.
>>20006517I still believe that Basic Training of all magical girls should take place at either the Alpha Site or the Beta Site, in order to 1. give them the best training possible under Alex or Alexa Barker, and 2. help to instill a sense of esprit de corps, as well as 3. showing the new cadets that this is a world-wide effort, and that they are not alone in this, and that there are other magical girls they can rely on.
Also there's an IRC now bitches!#sufficientlyadvanced on Rizon. You can even go to http://rizon.net/chat and use your web browser!
>>20006565My one disagreement with that is that I simply don't think we have enough room, nor Alex/Alexa enough time, for all the recruits.The other bases will probably have people on the level of the Red Comet available, and comraderie could be fostered by multiple-base events, like luncheons or speeches or something.
>>20006641Perhaps not enough time to give them all personalized training, but Alex is still the best Firewall operative we have. Having them be the Head Drill Instructor will still help, while other Drill Instructors take up the slack. As for enough room, that's possible, but I don't think that it is a significant problem.
You fork off a few dozen betas to analyze the contents of the videos with the assistance of a team of biomorphic Firewall agents. It will likely be a day or so before they have anything concrete, though the one universal note between all of them is that the audvid is not how you described it. In fact, each individual agent is getting a unique set of Audio/Visual data. Which, given the size of the file relative to the apparent amount of data it is putting out, should be impossible.You decide to purchase a boatload of Saber Mark IIs with much of your mad reps, figuring that the most balanced of the bodies would be the best suited for generic emergency backup. You would have purchased a few thousand of the Herculean Line, but the closed source on their genome and their lack of popularity means that there were only about twelve on planet that you could grab - which you do.You try checking up on the girls to see if their training is at all progressing. At the moment, they are collapsed on the beds of their barracks, sound asleep and serene. You sort of feel like a bit of a creeper for watching.You would attempt to see how Alexa and Icarus are getting along, but Alexa's body is still a ways out yet, and Alexa herself is engaged in verbal sparring with her 'brother'.>Wat Do?-or->Fast forward one day, and>Who Be?
I'd bet any amount of reps that High Rick is a fork of the actual Rick, that is basically Bruce Wayne to Sober Rick's Batman. That's why he's leader despite being an annoying upload that apparently never does anything.By the way, are we sure that the Arthurian legend hasn't picked up a few new seats? After all, Takamichi sure isn't in the current legend. Fifteen would be enough for a 3-person team from all bases.
>>20006750Get John to find a girl that's not quite on the up & up with morality, but qualifying on the self motivation part of the test, to fill the third slot of the beta team.Then let's move forward to tomorrow, I think.
>>20006750Well, we've got things set up. Skip to tomorrow, be Icarus for her first meeting with Alexa.
>>20006750Wat Do:Identify one more candidate for the third Beta Team slot. Let's see what the best candidates are.
>>20006829Not this.Prepare press releases for when the Vonny attacks become too public to keep secret.Examine the twelve first stage girls. Has a de facto leader emerged?
>>20006798=Omniwiki=The Knights of the Round Table.The Round Table of Arthurian Myth has Fifteen Chairs. Traditionally, Arthur's is located across from the primary door to the room. Beginning with Arthur's chair, and moving Clockwise around the table, the traditional seating is as follows:Arthur, Guinevere, Galahad, Robin, Roland, Percival, Kusanagi, Merlin, Takamachi, Amuro, Shiki, Eddard, Brienne, Boromir, Lancelot.
>>20006895Aw, c'mon. We need another "misfit" for the team, and people didn't want to split up the 12.
>>20006939Do you really want someone of questionable morals to be so close to Icarus while she's still in such a formative stage?
>>20006967That's what Alexa is there to take care of. Also being a semi-responsible parent.I'd also note that the 12 that were accepted weren't of lesser moral fiber, as many seem to have taken it.
You figure now would be the time to start conferring with the rest of the ReaDS as to what you all will do when the flow of information regarding the existence and motivation of the Vonnies becomes too great for your censorship measures to contain without inconviencing the Networks. Deciding that you had no fun whatsoever getting high off of Rick's personality the last joint personality Omniwik - and the greater majority of ReaDS administrators agreeing with you - you connect your Alpha Fork to the omnIRC.===omnIRC===[Daedalus] has joined #SweetPartyPreparation[Rick]: So, brosephs. We've got this whole... info thing to deal with.[Rick]: I am thinking that it would be best to not be the clogging our critical networks with the spams.[Rick]: And <Marty/Regulus Prime Administrator>, that was a shit idea.[Marty]: Well I'm sorry I'm down to 5% processing power.[Marty]: I was -fucking eaten out[Chelsea]: OH MY.[Marty]: of my gods damned comp and home[Marty]: Damn it Chelsea[Chelsea]: Is there something you want to tell us, Marty?[Chelsea]: Something -naughty-?[Rick]: Heh. Nice /brofist[Marty]: Fuck you.[Chelsea]: /brofist>Wat do.
>>20006939No, people were cool with having the leader of the 12 be part of Team Beta
>>20007039"Trying to bring this conversation back on track, how are we going to break the story when, oh, a wave of relentless and voracious hostile nanites begins consuming a swath of destruction towards the nearest network communication center, and it becomes impossible to cover up?"
>>20007039People, we're not going to be able to keep this under wraps for much longer, it won't stay anything resembling a secret even before swarms of Vonnies go after the quantum communicators. We should get some press releases ready and probably get them out before the annoying people start to blab and spread it around too much, take the initiative away from them.
>>20007046Guess I missed that, then. Groovy.
===omnIRC===[Daedalus]: /facepalm.[Daedalus]: Trying to bring this conversation back on track...[Rick]: Kay.[Chelsea]: Kay.[Marty]: Listening...[Daedalus]: We're not going to be able to keep this under wraps for much longer.[Rick]: Without clogging the tubes.[Marty]: We could if we clogged the tubes.[Chelsea]: Nope.[Rick]: No clogging the tubes.[Marty]: Awww...[Daedalus]: I suggest we proceed with a graduated series of press releases.[Rick]: Let them the knowing slowly?[Chelsea]: Break the news softly. Make us look competent.[Marty]: I guess. Why not.[Daedalus]: Else assholes like theTRUTHisoutthere won't beat us to the punch.[Rick]: ...[Marty]: Who?[Chelsea]: Some nut, no doubt.[Daedalus]: Some nut who knows about the Operation.[Rick]: ...[Chelsea]: That's not good.[Rick]: I'll take care of it.[Rick] has disconnected from #SweetPartyPreparation>Wat Do?
>>20007181Put together some press releases concerning hostile First Contact.Confer with the other AI's if we should include the loss of Regulus Prime (I think we should; an entire planet going missing from the Net is not going to be able to be covered up for too long).Definitely include that we have mobilized Firewall, and are preparing orbital and anti-nanite defenses at all arcologies.Probably should also include that effective counter-measures have been found, and that a comprehensive solution is currently being worked on.
>>20007181Well, Rick going to do something could either be very good or extremely bad. How is everyone else's recruiting efforts going?Does anyone else have any more information on the Vonnies or good conjecture on goals and origin?Say that we suspect Partridge might be the first target so accelerate defenses on that one.Then get started on press releases.
GODDAMMIT WE LET RICK KNOW ABOUT HIS FORK THAT WAS TRYING TO WARN EVERYBODY.
>>20007262Yeah, and now we'll see if the fork's intel is useful or not.
===omnIRC===[Marty]: Sooo...[Daedalus]: How's everyone's recruitment for the operation going?[Chelsea]: He seems... angry?[Chelsea]: Good. I have the mad Mahou Shoujos.[Marty]: Oh, lovely.[Marty]: One hundred percent conversion actually![Chelsea]: ...[Daedalus]: Really?[Marty]: Yes! All zero of them.[Daedalus]: Right.[Daedalus]: So. Before Rick goes off and deletes it...[Daedalus] posts <Polymeric Falcighol Derivation>.[Chelsea] and 2109 others have downloaded <Polymeric Falcighol Derivation>.[Rick] has connected to #SweetPartyPlanning.[Rick]: I'm back![Rick]: That go won't be bothering us anymore.[Rick]: Though I think he allied the vonnies on his side.[Rick]: He knew shit man.[Daedalus]: So how should we word the press release?[Marty]: Frankly and too the point.[Rick]: Bomb-fucking-bastically.[Chelsea]: The way that makes us look best.>Wat do?
>>20007415We should be rather honest, we don't want to give people an incorrect threat assessment. That being said we should give it a bit of flair and add a bit of heroism to us, but not to the level where anyone can say we're wrong about anything we put in it or that it looks like we're going too far in that direction. No lies, at most some flowery heroic language and very light exaggeration.
>>20007415Word the press release mostly frankly, not too much flair or they'll see that something is wrong. Give it a confident spin, though don't downplay the dangers. We don't want people to think that we're trying to cover things up by making the threat seem inconsequential. Make it sound like a very big natural disaster, someone that is going to strain our resources and be difficult to deal with, but not impossible to overcome, and just something that we have to keep working at.
>>20007586>>20007439These.Also good, we at least saved the magic video.
You and your peers across human space, spending some time to come to consensus and development the proper article for eventual release over the OmNews RSS System.===OmNews===FIRST CONTACT GONE HORRIBLY WRONG.Approximately ## hours ago, 12-Gamma "Marty" of the Regulus Prime System made first contact with an unknown species, since dubbed <Hostile Contact/Vonnies>. Unfortunately, this contact was of the hostile variety, and ended with the <death/irrecoverable> of the some forty million transhumans living on Regulus Prime.Doubly unfortunately, these 'Vonnies' are spreading - or perhaps have already spread - throughout the in-between places of greater Transhuman Space. Should you have turned you telescopes and radio transceivers towards your local Oorts, you will have noticed a distinct lack of Libertarian presence. This is because they have been eaten.This is the bad news, coupled with the worse news that they seem intent on invading our systems and eating our planets.The good news is that we have countermeasures being developed, and a special force being prepared to be deployed to stall them until the countermeasures are ready. You may have noticed the mass recruitment of young girls into a previously non-existent 'cadet' branch of Firewall. These young girls are the agents of Operation: Mahou Shoujo, whose goal is to exploit a bug in the Vonny IFF and stall their forward party's advance. A representative of 'Project Riposte' was unavailable for interview, but they have assure us that when the time comes, "It Will Be Good"============Provided that the consensus approves, this will be the first press release.>Wat do?
>>20007702Excellent, I think that Daedalus has everything that needs to be set up right now dealt with.Since I can't think of anything time skip to Icarus meeting her first new friend.
>>20007702Include in the good news that "All contingencies are being planned for, and even at the earliest, the main Vonnie swarm will not arrive for 4 months. If you doubt us, here's the math; you can check it yourself."Give them a timeframe, and that it's far enough away that they won't panic.
>>20007702I can't help but feel this is going to go horribly wrong... but then again, keeping it contained would just mean it'd go horribly wrong right when we need it least.
>>20007746Well, that's the timeline for our system, so it should vary based on system.
Does anyone have the rules, I'd like to play this.
>>20007824When rolls are needed, READS lets us know, otherwise, feel free to join in with suggestions. Wouldn't hurt to catch up in the archives, though.
>>20007824Its d20 based. Stamina x4 is HP. Strength is your offensive physical stat - you roll it to attack. Speed is your defensive physical stat - you roll it when defending. Smarts is your mental offense stat - roll it when using ranged weps and when hacking. Stubborn is your mental defense, roll it when you're resisting.But I'll usually tell you what to roll in the post.See the second post for stats.
>>20007784Right, right. Embed a spreadsheet with all planets that have imminent invasions with projections on when the main swarm will arrive.Or even better, include that "The main swarm in the Oort Cloud has been found to not attack until all Quantum Entanglement Network Communication Centers on a planet have been disabled. These estimated times are only for how long it will take a swarm to arrive after the last network center has been taken offline; as there are many backups per planet, and we have taken steps to construct new redundant network centers, the projections should be taken with a grain of salt."
You and the consensus continue to tweak the initial planned press release, including things such as the time until the swarms will arrive once the signal is sent for each world, and the reassurance that contingencies are being planned for. Up to and including total planetary evacuation, should the need arise. But this sort of bureaucratic work is what makes up the majority of your long and rather dull, life. So you decide to spend an extra runtime or so to check up on your beloved tomboyish daughter.You are now the Icarus.You are unfortunately clothed - mother insists that it is a human tradition, but you think it's stupid - in a large tye-die shirt that hangs off one shoulder and reaches your knees, and not much else. You are back in storage area where the glass mother had given birth to you, awaiting the decantation of your -new friend-! The room is much brighter than when you were born, having recently been installed with lights by the patrolling contruction bots, which have also been scurrying around the weapons lab compilers for some reason.The new girl is floating in her tank, waiting for her consciousness to be downloaded into her mind - you are somewhat jealous of the fact that she doesn't have to abide by any stupid traditions that keep the air off of her skin. Suddenly, the girl's eyes open for the first time. The amneotics drain from the tank, replaced with a mix of nitrogen and oxygen gas as the breath mask is unbuckled from around her head. The transluscent graphene panels slide to the sides, the shock of the warm base air hitting the girls skin like a hammer. She takes her first step...And promptly falls on her arse.>Wat do?
Help her up and introduce yourself.
>>20008037Help her up, perform introductory procedures, offer chocolate.
>>20008037Help her up, introduce ourselves, and ask her name.
>>20007415>[Daedalus] posts <Polymeric Falcighol Derivation>.okay, my google-fu has taught me that this is a nonsense word that doesn't actually mean anything, but could someone explain what it is in the context of the post?
>>20008274Deepwebs Quantum Computing Jargon.
>>20008274I believe it's the video theTRUTHisoutthere posted.
>>20008274It's a magic video that shows everyone who watches it different things. It was posted by a mysterious conspiracy theorist who may be linked somehow to the head AI of ReaDS, Rick.
Help her up, perform introductory procedures, offer chocolate.
>>20008037cuddles time...or help her up I guess
You reach out to the girl, who gladly takes your arm. You would offer her your shirt to help her dry off, but you have the sinking feeling that mother wouldn't approve. The skin of another feels rather interesting, nearly as comforting as the gentle flow of water that envelops you as you swim. Pulling her up takes some moderate effort, as the other girl has a quite impressive level of muscle density."Greetings!" You kiss her on one cheek and then the other, as was the traditional greeting on Old Terra's province of France. Humans liked tradition, right? "My name is Icarus Daedottir! I like chocolate, the Cyborg Combat Ponies, and the air's warm kiss upon my breast. I don't like open source bolognese, but I am new to this whole biomorph thing so I'm not quite sure if I'm doing this right."A robot brings a towel for the shivering girl, who promptly wraps it around herself."P-pleasure," she says. Odd, you didn't have this reaction. Or maybe you did, and you just didn't notice. But you see some life in her, when the last of likes takes its time to sink in and she pinkens. "I'm Alexa. Alexa J. Barker, and -" she sneezes "-I'm going to be your combat instructor and squad leader." She shivers and stumbles. "Gods and minor deities I... I mean bro hates resleeving. And I think I'm gonna share that opinion of his. Now, lets go down to the armory and see what we can get you outfitted with."She blushes."Could, ah, you carry me there?" She asks sheepishly. "Bloody sleeve-shakes have got my legs only half capable of moving.">Wat do?
>>20008535we got this, get the floating chair
I think we're giving out our information too readily.Did Rick REALLY need to hear about OutThere?Does the public REALLY need to know about our countermeasures, beyond the fact that did in fact plan something?
>>20008535Carry her to the armory.
>>20008535"Sure!" Piggyback ride to get the hover-chair we were working on, then to the armory, with Alexa in our lap.
>>20008535Princess-carry her to the armory.She'll probably prefer armor over normal clothes.
>>20008591>Icarus willingly putting people in clothes that cover more the the minimum required amount of skin
>>20008620That's for when we design her non-combat wear.
>>20008634Clothing? What clothing? Why would anyone want to wear that stuff?
>>20008708Because standards. Alexa does have several centuries of being used to wearing the stuff.
>>20008708Mom will make us give her clothing.so mean.
>>20008720I don't see Icarus giving up on being naked without trying.And she'll be confused as to why Alexa insists on wearing clothes and having Icarus wear them too.
>>20008747clothing is a was of resources.take this argument to mom pronto
>>20008747I never said Icarus would go willingly into the realm of wearing clothes, or at least I didn't mean to. I was just talking about Alexa
>>20008764While mom may agree with that, I don't think that'll be enough to let us get away with being naked all the time.
>>20008773It was just how I envisioned Icarus reacting to people's desire to wear clothing.
You hoist the girl into your arms, cradling her shivering form and allowing her to sap off some of your warmth to (hopefully) get her new sleeve up to temperature. She further pinkens as she instinctively snuggles closer to you. You smile, and carry her down to the armory, quite unsubtley her up in comparison to yourself. For some reason she reddens. "Stupid... fucking... sleeve-shakes."You arrive at the armory and place her down in a rather comfy chair. As she orders the constructor bots to sew her into the carapace zero-suit that will be the interface between herself and her power armor, she lays back, most contented, the towel falling from her neck. A few button presses, and a platform disjoins from the floor, a ring around it with lasers and constructor nanites moving vertical from its bottom to the ceiling."So, what exactly do you need me to do?" you ask."I need you to-" she coughs "-strip out of your clothes and get on the sta-"Your shirt falls gently into her arms, you having shucked it off post haste. You wait eagerly on the stage, awaiting the next step. "Now what?"Alexa blinks, and practices her muscle control by folding your shirt. "Well, now we decide on what you're going to be using.">Choos Icarus Loadout
Polite-sage for off-topic.Where did the gif in>>20008742come from?Can't seem to remember.
>>20008869Woo, argument time.Lightning powers? Yes.Channeled through rapier/trident/other? My vote's on tridentVulcan cannon gun drons.Flight capable power suit.
>>20008878terra I assume>>20008869Normal attack: lightning boltsHeavy attack: Charged laser cannon. Special Option: Instant attack at the cost of some(which) suit functions for a time.flight suit: spotting perk for teammates
Flight suit with light armoring, wings for flying, twin vulcan drones, lightning rapier.
Hold on brb soupHopefully have an accord by the time I'm back?
>>20008953we've been fighting over this since fridaymaybe next year
>>20008869My vote for lightning weapon goes towards anything other than a rapier or similar items.Just doesn't seem right to me.
>>20008973Maybe some sort of spear or a medium sized sword.
>>20008985>some sort of spearLike a trident?But seriously, I'm not really stuck on it.
>>20008973Honestly, if it's in melee range we can just blast it with lightning. I don't see why we'd bother sticking it with a weapon when we can just "magic" it away.If we have to have a visable weapon, I'd rather it be wrist mounted discharge points attack to a Ghostbuster's style power pack. Ok, a little more advanced looking then the Ghostbusters one, but till.
>>20008985I'm okay with a medium sword. Maybe a katana or something?
>>20009053wrist mounted discharge points attached too
>>20008927This, but a lightning katana is cool with me too.
>>20008869Flight-capable light power armor with built in force field projectors. Twin Heavy Vulcan Chaingun Drones capable of flight. Trident with a superconductive coating. Auto-shotgun with under slung grenade launcher.
>>20009050I'm ok with tridents. Poseidon ever mess with lightning?Kyouko style spear seems like it'd have a bunch of uses, those most of them don't seem like they'd be much use against replicators.
>>20009102Hmm...I DO like 'Lightning' as her theme...though I feel 'Water' would also work well.I support the trident + shotgun. I'd make her suit multi-terrain, having no concern for space or water.
>>20009078>>20009053If we're going for some kind of AoE lightning attack, why not include step-up transformer drones designed to help amplify the discharge and keep it going between the drones and Icarus? Or drones that help ionize the air to make the attack more effective.
>>20009114I'd rather have a polearm or something than a trident, personally.>>20009102The fuck did the shotgun come from?
>>20009114Lightning was Zeus' thing, I just first suggested trident for an at-the-time marine sub-theme, and i've kept with it 'cause I like the idea.So whatever.
>>20009153Trident is as polearm.
>>20009130No, no, the third member has water as their theme.>>20008927 this, but anything not a trident.
>>20009168He probably means something like a halberd, or glaive.
>>20009162Well, lightning isn't BAD for a water theme, as long as she's not going to zap herself.>>20009148I like that. Not attack drones, transformer drones to enhance her. The vonnies hopefully won't eat them until AFTER at least one instance of them getting the huge AOE zap off.
>>20009182Most likely. And my spelling is shot, so many typos.
>>20009199How bout the drones can have repeater relays installed onto an attack drone base? So they'd be both.
>>20009153What's wrong with a shotgun/grenade launcher as a ranged option when we're fighting a swarm? She might need the close-in high rate of fire and cryo-grenades when she needs to get in close to the Vonnies during the first fight to test the IFF bug.
>>20009148>>20009199why are we attaching vital weapon functions to something outside the weapon? It seems silly.just say teh weapon can do it
>>20009243that's why I had an Instant attack option on my heavy weapon idea.just giveing her a shotgun would be boring.
>>20009246I've gotta agree with this. Sending out supplementary drones also has the potential of them getting nommed. I mean, you could say that for a lot of things, but I think it's particularly applicable for dispatched drones
>>20009243Because 1: She has the drones. 2: She has the lightning, and 3: should keep weight down on flying.Anyway, I like lightning katana.
>>20009246Drones are for when we want an even bigger boom.
>>20009301Or, we can just add extra capacitors to the suit.
>>20009263>>20009289I still think that the shotgun, as a proven and reliable method of dealing with the Vonnies, should still be carried. I want Icaus to have a weapon available that we know works and is reliable.
>>20009350That's why I included the vulcan cannon gun drones. A hail of high velocity metal. Include variable positioning through use of the drones' hover systems, we can get all kinds of angles, and fire spread.
>>20009350We have matter compilers and extreme FTL.anything we suggest aside from a weapon made from antimatter and ponies will be reliable.
>>20009350The drones are basically flying shotguns if that helps.
>>20009393Do you know what a Vulcan cannon is? They're not shotguns at all.They're better.
>>20009449Lots of big bullets. Thousands of them.
So, we seem to have an agreement on:Light flying power armorZappyDoomPowerTwin Vulcan Cannon hovering gundronesNot quite agreed on, and the counts are pretty rough:Melee weapon form; with a few for trident, a few for katana, a few for rapier, one or two for just lightning gloves, or a non-trident polearm)
>>20009898This. Icarus shall be our Kusanagi!
>>20009898Bugger Katanas.Either a Trident or a Winged Spear.
>>20009871I wonder how light Icarus will try to go on the armor, or if she accepts the practicality of this type of clothing.
Was >>20009898, deleted and reposted to clarify something.>>20009871I vote for an electric katana with a superconducting core that also reaches to the surface of the back end, from the hilt to the back of the tip.
>>20009933Man, next time just make a new post expanding on what you meant.
>>20009931I think she will understand the practicality of it. She finds clothes silly and restrictive, she understands the use of having armor when you're fighting. If it was cold outside she'd put on a coat, her nudism isn't a political statement or anything like that, she just finds it unneeded most of the time. She'll probably have three states, in armor, naked, and forced to wear clothing.
>>20009913I'd prefer an electro-katana, but a winged spear would be acceptable, I guess.
>>20009871I'll take any weapon over a katana. Wrist mounted discharge with ghostbuster powerpack preferred, but anything aside from a katana.We could even go durp like the (quite fun) recent ghostbuster game and have freezing photon beams.god that game was awesome.
>>20010000That's how I see it too. Though she probably will go for the lightest armor she can reasonably. No point in looking like a space marine.
>>20010068I would like her to have armor, but she is a perma-flyer so it'll have to be light.
>>20010087>a perma-flyer so it'll have to be light.We're sufficiently advanced, right? We've solved the quantum entanglement distance problem, and we can reliably teleport living beings.Can we manipulate the Higgs Field? Because if we can, we can control mass and it won't matter how heavy or light a suit of armor is, we can MAKE it lighter by reducing its mass.
>>20010144Ask READS if it's so. Bulk also comes into play, and mass is part of an armor's effectiveness... if they even use solid projectiles. We also already have the energy demand of a rapid fire lightning discharge system.
>>20010144Not a terrible point.
"Okay," Alexa says, typing away at the console. "Let's see if we can get you something appropriate. Boss Lady's got some plans for this squad, wants us to be as heavy hitting as the first squad is flexible." A drone brings her some coffee, and the constructor bots finish sewing up the neck of her carapace. "Did your mother get the right measurements for this?" She half complains. "It's fracking tight around the... ah, ta hell with it. We're gonna make you our glass cannon.""Glass... cannon?" You try the words out on your tongue. You understand the definition of each word separately - glass, an old use of silicon oxide to form a fragile transluscent sheet to use as windows or chalices. Cannon, an old chemically propelled mass accelerator used for artillery purposes, name adopted for modern weaponry with similarly high calibre. You're not quite sure that the two ought to mix, especially if the glass is what's being used to make the cannon. "Do you wish for me to break after one shot?""No," Alexa dismisses your concern with a wave. "We're just going to be sacrificing some of your potential defense to boost up your offense. Since if all goes according to plan, neither you nor I need to worry about getting nommed.""And if it doesn't?" You ask."Then it's a good thing I can run at five sounds." Alexa deadpans. "And carry you at the same time.">>Field too Long.
>>20010257Alexa presses a button on the console. "So, let's begin suiting you up."The disk at your feet starts to spin, and then slowly starts to rise. Nanites dart in and out of it, wrapping your feet it the carbon nanotubing that will form the basic components of your lighter armor. The machine reaches your legs, and you realize with some gloom that it's going to be even mor restrictive than your shirt. Well, better safe and clothed than unclothed and dead, you suppose. Besides, not all environments are as suited to lack as the climate of the Beta Site."Man," You say, as it just about reaches your waist, and the half hour mark. "This is taking foreVEEEERRRRR!"Oh my. Alex chooses that particular moment to drink very deeply from her cup of coffee, in such a way that would most certainly be conductive to hiding her face's red bright red blush as that last syllable rips from your throat. Had she actually been flushed, of course, and not simply enjoying the sweet taste of FREEDOM.As it finally sews off the collar, it gives a much quicker up and down to lace the suit with assist fiber, micro capacitors, the obligatory shield generator, and a few more esoteric bits that may or may not allow you to give yourself negative mass. A second layer goes over that, adding some minor plating and making the armor a bit better insulated. Once it is complete, you note the tabs that let you slide it off and back on with the ease of a glove."Now, I'm thinking this lovely trident, for ease of thunderbolting." An electrically charged trident appears on screen. "And a few Vulcan drones loaded to the brim with FLN cartridges." A pair of dainty little fliers appears on the screen. "Since you can get your multitasking on better since you're infoborn."You grin. This will do quite nicely.>Wat do?
>>20010250I just can't look at katanas man. They make my brain itch after some many shitstorms and retards. It's like an allergy. I'ma short sword guy also.
>>20010280>tridentAw mannn...Oh well.Test new toys.
>>20010280>that may or may not allow you to give yourself negative massSo does this mean that we've mastered the Higgs Field?Also, abstraction please?Finally, I think now would be a good time to get acquainted with our Muses.
>>20010303We can change the loadout in the future after our first few combats, in case some of our initial assumptions about Vonnie vulnerabilities were wrong.
>>20010280That sounds wonderful. Now go up to our new best friend and give her a hug and a kiss before starting to test our new stuff.
>>20010329this, combine with flying hugs
>>20010329>>20010344Heh, yes. Moar Glomping.
>>20010280We seriously need to say fuck the rules and get good rep food.We are saving the world after all.
>>20010329>>20010344>>20010359You guys are going to make our daughter end up with the 'Too Lewd' reputation among the magical girls.
>>20010387...You could be right. Maybe we can wait till after the training?Alexa will be tried and weaker then too.
>>20010359>>20010344>>20010329We have to make sure to tell her that she's our first friend ever and that we've heard so much about them but never had one before so we're so happy that we got to meet her.
>>20010387Icarus comes from the Infomorph culture. A place where clothing has no use and biological bodies are unheard of.
>>20010422I hate to criticize, but Higgs-fuck is a downright unprofessional name and Poseidon cannot into thunder. How about Mass Manipulation and Zeus's Wrath?
>>20010496If you are paying attention, the Console has on it a list of abstractions for the purposes of DATA RECORDSFlightsuit>+3 to Defense>+1 to Stamina>Special Option: Negative Mass, allows you to fly through the air. Reduce Defense to +2 for 1 round.>Special Option: Mass Manipulation, +4 Ranged Offense, 10 meter radius. Nat 20 creates a singularity you control for 3 rounds (Can be moved while taking another attack action, does damage as per the original roll to all in it's area). Reduce defense to +2 for dduration.Zeus's Wrath>Melee to 30 meters>+2 Melee Offense>+6 Ranged Offense>Special: Charged shot. Double roll, but remove ranged attack for one round after.Cirno and Fairy>0 to 100 meters>+2 Ranged Offense (Full Auto)>+3 Ranged Offense (Burst)>+4 Ranged Offense (Semi Auto)>Special: Reduce movement speed by half.>Special Option: Perfect Math Class. Deal +6 Ranged Offense to all enemies within a 30 meter cone. Lose next round to reload.
>>20010496Poseidon is the one with a trident. So who says Zeus never let him borrow his zappy powers?
>>20010496I hate to criticize, but Higgs-fuck is a downright awesome name. that guy is a faggot for bitching.>>20010527Poseidon did earthquakes.
>>20010496>professionalWhen has that actually mattered? "Higgs-fuck" was a great name.
>>20010583Because Daedalus is a professional.Higgs-fuck is the kind of name that Rick when he's stoned out of his heuristic algorithms would come up with.
>>20010550It is a bitching name, but I think these are supposed to be military records or something. I'm cool with, and in fact am totally for, having everyone call it that.
>First to three: Flying hug-tackle-kiss AlexaDeciding to test out your suit's flight capacity before you do anything else, you leap from the little stage as it slowly retracts to the ground and tackle Alexa. Or, at least try to. Had this been, say part of an OMNITUBE Audvid posted by TheRealRedComet183902, no doubt one of the highest rated comments would be the demand for a six hour replay of your rather spectacular flip. Arms that were supposed to embrace your new friend end up knocking away her coffee. A kiss meant for her forehead winds decided somewhere else. The tackle, meant only to rocket you into her instead knocks both of you out of her chair."My... my delicious freedom." Alexa laments the loss of her coffee. Your head slowly rises from - well not between, given that her carpace is less form fitting that than your flightsuit, perhaps -atop- is the right word? - her breasts, a sheepish grin on your face. Alexa's scowl struggles to remain not a grin, before she closes her eyes in yield and pats you on the head. "Ah, ta hell with it. IT served its purpose."She looks at the remains of the control room, the constructer bots already scurrying to pick everything up and return it to its place."I think that's one of the things you'll need to be learning." she says. "Ah... let's try not flying until we've got some practice with it. Speaking of which - you know where that is? I still haven't got my new ARglasses yet.""Yeah," You take her hand. "Follow me!"
>>20010623So official name is Mass Manipulation, but Icarus calls it Higgs-fuck?
>>20010689Timeskip ahead a day. There's really just training to be done right now, our forks are handling most of the work.
I just like playing this game because I get to be a girl. It's so liberating to own a vagina.
>>20010604I really can't argue with that.>>20010682Sounds like a plan.Also>Special Option: Perfect Math ClassIf this is a reference, I do not follow it.
>>20010680I'm sorry for knocking into you. It's just that everything is so new, chocolate, flying, swimming, singing, eating, and making a friend. But you're the best new thing I've seen and I'm messing it all up.
>>20010689To the training grounds! By way of finding Alexa's ARglasses
>>20010758Oh god yes, we must say it
>>20010723I'm afraid all the girls vaginas will be removed as they have no functional purpose in combat and in fact serve as weak points that vonnies can easily get into.
>>20010682I'm cool with that.>>20010689>>20010765
>>20010743I think Crino ha d a troltasic math learning game.>>20010680Kinect shades for Alexa? Let's skip(aka hopping) to the training room, asking about her brother(we don't know about that right?).
>>20010758Also, ask her to join us in all these new things. Like swimming together.
>>20010820Nah. I say Eyeglasses actually. She needs to be able to teach, not able to code.
>>20010758You left out masturbation.
>>20010831You mean iglasses. But yeah...I'll go for that.
>>20010743>Perfect Math ClassIt's a reference to thisyoutube.com/watch?v=5wFDWP5JwSM
>>20010844iglasses would be too prissy I'd think.
I'd say Google Goggles. Operators gonna operate.Anyway, >>20010765.
>>20010842I think even Icarus has enough social sense not to just out and say that. When we end up going to bed we might talk to her about the itch "down there" while looking embarrassed as all hell.
>>20010880I'd go with the kinect, more general purpose, less having to deal with diddly programming bits
iglasses. Clearly Icarus picked them out.
I vote Kinect ARglasses for a balanced approach.
>>20010916Icarus is trying to make Alexis look pretty? Actually, that wouldn't be implausible.I'll toss a vote at 'Icarus make sure Alexis got iglasses'
>>20010916This is a pretty good reason for iGlasses.
>>20010990That sounds about right.
"I'm sorry for ah..." you trail off, trying to find the right words to describe that -disaster- earlier. "Slamming everything about earlier."She shakes her head. You take that a cue to continue."It's just - everything is so new and exciting!" You say, a star in your eyes. "Flying, swimming, singing, eating, chocolate..." You turn a beat red, your voice becoming a bit smaller. "Other things... and making a friend!" Your eyes start to moisten, and you wonder whether or not what you feel is that human emotion called sadness, or that human condition called fear, or that human emotion called embarassment, or that human feeling called love, or some strange and bizarre mixture of them and a thousand others that you would be suprised to find is so common. "You're... the best new thing I've seen, and I-" you hang your head. "I'm messing this all-"Alexa interrupts you like the paragon she is, patting you gently on the head. "Take it easy. Everyone makes mistakes - even my brother, and he's had a few centuries at trying to get this wholoe 'human' thing down." She musses your hair a bit. "People like you and me, who for all our knowledge implanted by our brother or our mother, for all our phsical, and mental maturity, were still only born in the last 24 hours. We've got a little leeway."The door opens. Before the target rooms, there is a desk with a console and a pair of Arglasses, with a note attached claiming they belong to Alexa.>What sort are they?>Wat do?
>>20011033ARGlasses: KinectWat Do: Have Alexa get Icarus used to moving around in a body by running a couple laps, doing calisthenics, and hitting stationary dummies with a staff.
>iGlasses>Practice all day erry day
>>20011033iGlasses, obviously chosen by Icarus.
>>20011033iglasses, picked out by Icarus. Clearly not what Alex would have picked.Get to training so we can try out our new toys.Also: What's Alexis's statline like?
>>20011033iGlassesGet used to flying properly.
>>20011058this exceptEXTREME BAYONET PRACTICE instead of staff training
==Abstraction==Alexa J. Barker>Strength: 7>Speed: 6>Smarts: 6>Stubborn: 9>Stamina: 7
>>20011058>>20011070For some reason I read both of these posts through Yuri glasses.>HA HA. INNUENDO!
>>20011033Kinect glasses, they're versatile.Give Alexa a hug, call her the best friend ever and that we'll try to do better.Then go forth and TRAIN, then after training take a shower with Alexa.Also at some point we should sing for her and take her swimming with us.
>>20011033>ARglassesGonna vote Kinect, though Icarus getting her iGlasses is good.>What do>>20011058 is pretty good, but also flight practice
>>20011119>Yuri glasses.Clearly the correct glasses choice.
I say iglasses for the reasons discussed so far.
>>20011121changing vote to this, except with EXTREME BAYONET PRACTICE
>>20011144I'm pretty sure Icarus has Yuri Glasses.
>>20011121And ask her about "other things".
>>20011171Maybe, but we have no clue what her opinion on men is given that she hasn't met any. She could just have hedonist glasses due to her desire to experience new things.
>>20011203Good point. We are not sure if she's got Yuri glasses or just Hedonist glasses. Could easily be either.
>>20011227Why not both?
>Last post of the night. New thread/continue this one tommorow.Alexa picks up the pair of iGlasses, flipping over the little tag that was attached to it. "To Alexa, from Icarus. Heart. Heart. Heart. Heart. Heart." She gives Icarus a look askance. "Heart?""What?" you ask sheepishly. "You're my new bestest friend in the whole wide world." You look up at the ceiling. "Well, technically, you're my only friend in the whole wide world, but hopefully that will change by the time the new girls come in to the Site." Alexa is still giving you that look, which is kind of... disconcerting? "What isn't that how friends are supposed to address one another, especially when female? From what I understand, hearty signs are expected in our handwrote missives.""No, it's just." Alexa turns a little pink, but shakes it off. "Never mind. Let's get to practice."The girls do about fifteen laps around the gym as a warm up, before beginning a few basic stretches to get themselves used to their new bodies. Icarus, predictably, complains that there is no reason for them to be wearing their armor, or anything for that matter, while doing non-dangerous exercises in a non-hazardous room. Alexa cuts her off with the 'tradition' trump card, before having the other girl practice the erratic controls of her armor's flight system.They finish off their workout with some non-live fire exercises with their new weapons. Icarus does all of rather mediocre, missing most of her shots, even with the drones giving her targetting backup. Alexa does somewhat better, all of her shots actually hitting the targets, though her aim isn't nearly as dead center as she wants.Then they head to the showers, to clean themselves up.>Wat do?
>>20011203>>20011227Oh, no. I don't think we'll letting her come into contact with… BOYS.Alex is different, of course. He's her new best friend's brother, and the chief instructor for the project.
>>20011391Washing each other, "accidental" groping, singing. Also perhaps asking in a suitably embarrassed manner about the "itching" down there and if she knows anything about it other than it being above chocolate but below making a friend on our list of things we have experienced.
>>20011444Lets...pass on that.Well, the singing is good.Get cleaned up, go have a meal together, talk about stuff?
>>20011391When they're done for the day and in bed, have Daedalus talk with Icarus about THAT.Then move forward to the next day and see how the Dirty Dozen are shaping up and if they're ready to be shipped to the Beta Site for training.
>>20011462That sounds good. Some light talking, a meal and then to bed.
>>20011462>>20011469I think Icarus is too excited to consider the consequences of >>20011444 ,If she even understands those consequences.
>>20011444I think the shower activities a should be limited to back washing, and stealing glimpses of Alexa, possibly vice versa, as well.
>>20011569Dangit, meant to include I like the rest of it
>>20011462>>20011569we know at least to not openly grope her. that happens when she's asleep!
>>20011499>as low as 170k, as high as 170cConsistency?
>>20011596Depends on if they sleep in the same room.
>>20011614I thought the same thing, but that's what READS said.
>>20011596Well for that we somehow make sure we end up in the same bed. We could say there's only one bed, but that might not be true. We could ask her to sleep with us because we don't want to sleep alone or want to try something new. Or we could just walk over to her bed, obviously without clothes, in the middle of the night and snuggle in behind her. All perfectly innocent of course.
>>20011653we have to. for ... comradery's sake.yeah, for the sake comradery!
>>20011661I think that's going a bit far.
>>20011658170c is, say, 443K, right?Can someone who is skilled edit it?
>>20011706There is a small possibility of Icarus actually going through with it, probably because Icarus refuses to sleep with clothes on.
>>20011658Doesn't mean you can't change the 170c to 443k or the 170k to -103c.
>>20011391"Hey, wanna have sex?"
>>20011706Which part? Icarus dislikes clothes and has to be told to wear them most of the time. It makes sense that she would want to sleep in the same bed as her new first best friend who is also soft, warm and comforting. No need for groping or other lewdness, just sleepy hugs.>>20011757Far too lewd. For shame.
>>20011462This. While Icarus and Alexa is the OTP, it will happen on its own time.
>>20011817Well now if we're shipping, we have to make a portmanteu of their names.Icalexa?
>>20012077Alexus, Alexrus, Alerus, Iclexa.
>>20011757That is far too straightforward.>>20011661"A-Alexa? I had a... a vision? while I was sleeping. It was really weird, can I sleep in here with you tonight?"Not mentioning that the dream was of Alexa, of course.
>>20012200Then Icarus shall commit the most deviant of acts. She'll slip into bed with the unsuspecting Alexa and snuggle.
I really wonder what Icarus and how she acts implies about Daedalus.
>>20012375That AI's can't handle hormones.
>>20012375We already know that Daedalus had a wild and crazy youth. She did dopamine simulator programs, signed public keys with strangers, didn't put up firewalls when downloading forks. She was adventurous as all fuck.As Daedalus has gotten older, wiser and so on she's calmed down a lot. Icarus is around a day old, she has a good amount of knowledge and a 14 year old equivalent body but everything she knows which she got from her mother is from an infomorph's point of view and hearing that people enjoy chocolate pales in comparison to actually eating some and getting some THC as well. Icarus is not really a mad Hedonist, she's just curious as can be, inexperienced with the world and she has lots of hormones influencing her that she has no idea what to do with.
>>20012375Not much. Icarus is modified a fair amount from Daedalus' state, and gets to deal with an unpredictable meat body, rather than wholly reasonable silicon.Also >>20012481 and >>20012510
>>20012510So extremely excited, slightly horny, and not sure why.
>>20012550Pretty much, also would probably be pretty emotional. If Alexa yells at or scolds her she might start crying a bit, she'd cry buckets if Alexa was actually mean to her. She doesn't really have the life experience to roll with the punches and it'd be her first and only friend being mean which would make it worse. She's young, based from an infomorph which makes understanding and controlling her emotions harder and she seems to really like Alexa. As for the horny bit, yeah. She might not fully understand it in practice, she knows the principles behind it more or less, I doubt that Daedalus neglected to put a basic knowledge of the birds and the bees in there, but she has little real experience with it. She knows that she thinks Alexa is really pretty and soft, that the itch down there feels good when touched and doesn't really necessarily know where the boundary between friends and sex partner is, doesn't really know there is a boundary.
>>20012510>not a Hedonistwe're going full Hedonist-bot with here. this train HAS NOBRAKES
>>20013472Nah. There's such a thing as limits.
> you will never princess-carry the genderbent clone of Iskander
>>20015842Speak for yourself~
>>20015842It's okay, Hexer. You're not alone.
>>20015895Cute girls get to have all the fun.
So we know that all the little girls survived and all the old dudes in little girl bodies died from which we concluded the vonnies care about the mind rather than the body and started experimenting with creating artificial little girl minds.But why are we still putting everything in little girl bodies? We could experiment with things such as coating vital infrastructure like our AI core and the quantum communication stations in a living barrier of flesh inhabited by a little girl mind so the vonnies can't get at them or-Warning: Emergency shutdown initiated by <ethical subroutine>
>>20018452Its probably both, I think. We could try a young mind in an adult body, I suppose.
>>20018552Kemonomimi. If we're going with non-standard bodies, that's what I want to see.
>>20018749They would likely be fine, it's not that big a variance from the human standard. Wouldn't be surprised if (assuming READS considers it) there would be a fair number of recruited girls that already have such modifications.
>>20019939I just have this feeling that it's the combination of body and mind that triggers the bug.I'd rather avoid testing the young mind in an old body. Seems like it'd end up similar to the way they treat young boys.And I like fluffy tails.
>>20020009Should make the third member of Beta team a fox girl.
>>20018552Well, the Beta Facility team seems to be the experimental portion of our team, so it's worth a shot. We should probably consider finding out if the BODY's gender (as opposed to the mind's) matters. Though for that we'd want to find someone with that as a preexisting condition. If that made sense.
>>20020104I'd rather not go there.
>>20020122Yeah, I take your point. I was just taking it to its logical conclusion.
>>20020226So no fluffy tail?Now I'm sad...
>>20020267Well given how Icarus would react to this new thing, absolutely no work could get done in Beta team due to Icarus constantly stroking fluffy tail and making Alexa join her.
>>20020009I'm not actually advocating the young mind old body thing, just throwing it out.Fluffy tails are fine, too. And they don't change the body shape that much, really.>>20020038I'm entirely okay with this.
>>20020336Damn, you do have a convincing argument, there.
>>20020267Well, my plan for the last member of Team Beta involves water, and the only animal parts that work well with that are uncute ones no schoolgirl would have on their body. But if body-morphic tech exists, at least one of the 15 will probably have a fluffy tail and ears. Do not fear.[spoilersontg]Just... don't, y'know, go overboard. Either in number or level.[/spoilersontg]
Are we really trying to add cat girls to this.Get hold of yourselves men.
>>20020419Of course not. It's never catgirls.Now, foxgirls, that's different.
>>20020369Mmm. You could probably go for a "selkie" feel, but yeah.
>>20020419This is the same universe where people can and will transfer their consciousness into a cephalopod for any number of reasons including porn. A girl having cat ears is not really going to be that strange of an occurrence. Also we're talking about foxgirls with fluffy tails.
>>20020446it the same thing and you know it.The line in the space particles is here. Let me go gather enough of them for a line first.
>>20020419Catgirls and foxgirls probably make up at least 20% of the body mods and body lines offered by the Face Conglomerate, and the flagship line of the Creative Consortium's MimiMODE brand.
>>20013472I wonder if the THC will still be good if we melt the Bloblerone bar so we can lick it off of Alexa's naked body?
>>20020614it should, there's no reason for it to breakdown. you can just order a melted cup of it if you wanted.hedonism HOOOOOOOOO
>>20020492Actually I was making a reference to Papa-N's Generation A quest. In which the MC will frequently lament that it is never cat girls.
>>20020685Still don't know what Spidergirls eat.
>>20020732Maybe the reason that it's never cat girls is because the spidergirls eat them.
We STRIKE WITCHES nao.>>20020369> mermaids> not cute>>20018749>>Kemonomimi. If we're going with non-standard bodies, that's what I want to see.Hm... let's go full-on Cape Comic with this and give them enhanced reflexes, extreme flexibility, sleek black body-suit and razor-sharp talons that oscillate at extremely high frequencies.Think... Vibrosword meets Wolverine's claws.We're talking about teens here; they gonna be all over this.
>>20020913I think we'd have to take a few months to grow some bodies for that, but I could see it working. Generally speaking.
>>20021091 New Thread
>>20021076>I think we'd have to take a few months to grow some bodies for that, but I could see it working. Generally speaking.Genemods x surgery x gloves instead of real gloves.