>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest>Sitting in his dock, recharging, was Einstein. You could check his data at any time, you knew: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8>Sorry for being late! Better than not questing at all today.Something terrible was happening.The sun was going down. You were lying on the edge of your pool, with everyone else either relaxing like you, swimming, or trying to dunk one another (Damien and Alex were the latter), and the sun was slowly making it's way over the sky, before it fell behind one of your neighbor's houses, covering all of you in shade."Aww, man." Summer's manifestation said, reclining on herself. She was wearing a shockingly yellow and red bikini, and spent most of her manifestation's lifetime drowning or trying not to drown, even winking out of existance once."This does mean we can go watch movies on the beach, though." Sarvesh said, scrubbing his abdomen with his lower arms."I love the beach." Jilly added, and behind her facemask, she almost looked like she was smiling- maybe her facial muscles were developed more, now that she was undergoing transgene therapy. Your parents were inside, working on dinner- apparently the two of them were working on a very, very large meal for you and your friends- and your dad was working on something for Jilly, surprisingly. She'd borrowed an ancient, stagnant aquarium from the basement for it.
>>24054178"The beach is great."Do we know how long dinner is going to take? There probably isn't enough time to go down to the beach and watch a whole movie and get back, so that will have to wait until afterwards.>your dad was working on something for JillyThat and the chocolate thing earlier seem to imply she's quite familiar with Nagala. I wonder what the story is there.>Sorry for being late!I thought you were going to be hours late, not 10 minutes late.
>>24054178"Dinner should be ready soon, but let's get things ready for movies afterwards!"
yeah, the beach here is pretty awesome...I think I took it for granted when I lived here...
>>24054348>I thought so too, actually. My plans are still up in the air, and I might miss tomorrow instead of this weekend."Dinner should be ready soon, but let's get things ready for movies afterwards!""I can fashion together an easily portable projector screen." Sarvesh said. "Ms. Leery, may I use your workshop for a short while?""Go ahead, Sarvesh." Mom responded, and he nodded, making his way into the workshop.Eventually, you and everyone else makes their way out of the pool, drying themselves off, and making their way inside. Damien started helping himself to most of the snacks."... Do you always have to have snacks?" Anna asked. "Like... all the time? Twenty four seven? Even when we're about to have a meal?""Yep. I have a sweet tooth, and that's a completely real medical condition." Damien responded, and held out the bag. "Want one?"Anna gingerly took a handful of chips.
>>24054394"But chips aren't sweet..."
>>24054394"How are you not even slightly fat? Does your ESP really use that much energy?"
"But chips aren't sweet..." You say."Yeah, non sweet snacks is just a hobby of mine, and not part of my medical condition at all." Damien said, a wry grin on his face."How are you not even slightly fat? Does your ESP really use that much energy?""It's my metabolism." He said. "And maybe something to do with growing up on a high-G world." He held out the bag to you, but was interrupted when your parents came in.And they had burgers. For Sarvesh, your dad had made a strange bowl of something- they looked like burritos, on first glance, and were filled with fish, dipped in something like mashed potato. She shot him a grin as he looked down at it."I can't pronounce what it is, I'm afraid." Your dad said, and giggled. Sarvesh chuckled as well, and started to pick at it with his mandibles."Chal'zeek." Sarvesh said. "I am... very impressed that you know how to make it."Your dad giggled again, and went to grab the aquarium. Anna crunched into her burger, opening another soda.For a moment, you wonder what your father did back before she became a stay-at-home father. Your parents had never told you, and the few times you asked, they'd changed the subject.
>>24054394"It seems your constant clairvoyance is really draining you out of energy huh?"
>>24054554>Almost missed the thread!"Who's going to choose today's movie?"
>>24054554"I guess you can make anything with Extranet recepies and a little bit of experience with cooking"
>>24054554>well I'm sure dad will never be plot-relevant...unless you're pulling a bluff on us! I see what you're doing here!"I've missed your cooking a lot, even if the sheer range of different meals available in the cafeteria is staggeringly large. Still, when you can have your favorite meal every day, it loses a bit of its appeal, and the feed's never this well-made."
>>24054554"Is it a rare recipe or something? A family meal passed on through generations?"
>>24054554She was a Pirate King, duh.
>>24054554"Dad, were you and mom the Pirate King and Queen?"
"Is it a rare recipe or something? A family meal passed on through generations?""It's rare because nobody tends to make it. It's probably the most obscure meal you could think of." Sarvesh said, unpeeling the burrito with his mandibles."I guess you can make anything with Extranet recipes and a little bit of experience with cooking." You say. "Well, I've missed your cooking a lot." You add."Of course you do, hun." Dad said, before taking her own seat. Jilly stuck her tongues into the aquarium, and shimmered yellow again. "So who's going to choose today's movie?" You ask."We can watch more Die Hard in Space." Anna said. "There are still several dozen sequels, all more ridiculous and inconsistent than the last.""I know!" Summer said. "We could watch-""No." Damien, Anna, and Alex said simultaneously.Summer pouted. "I was going to say... We could watch Jaws. The really really old one, about people stuck somewhere. A giant shark eats them one by one.""A horror movie?" Sarvesh asked. "... I could find that one on the extranet somewhere, I guess."
>>24054774"Huh, don't think I've seen that one. I don't mind."
>>24054774"Heh, that sounds like a good one."
>>24054774What about one of the Aliens movies? They're horror movies and they're ridiculous and inconsistent, everyone wins.
>>24054774"What's the scariest movie you can all think of?"
"Heh, that sounds like a good one." You say. "But what about one of the Aliens movies? They're horror movies and they're ridiculous and inconsistent. Everyone wins.""But it's not even in trid." Sarvesh grumbled."... Sarvesh, do you... not like scary movies?" Anna asked."Pff, why would I not like scary movies?" Sarvesh asked. "I have, after all, three inches of carapace plating covering the majority of my body, and the ability to recover from any wound in a process of hours, if I were to so choose. There's nothing to be afraid of."Jilly started giggling, flashing yellow.
>>24054903Pat him on his nearest body part. "Of course not Sarvesh."Then TP him <Don't worry. I'll protect you.>
>>24054903"All the carapace in the world can't protect you from GHOOOOOOSTS!"With appropriately over-the-top arm waggles.
>>24054903"Scary movie night! Woo woo!"
>>24054930Oh god, this, please.
>>24054930Or we could manifest an image of a ghost. Just an image we don't want to exhaust ourselves.Also we didnt take our pill.
"All the carapace in the world can't protect you from ghooooosts!" You say, waggling your arms, pantomiming the universal arm signal for 'ghosts', before going back to your burger and reminding yourself to take another pill after dinner."But the movie we'll be watching will be about aliens and sharks and stuff." Sarvesh said.Grinning, you reach into his mind. <Don't worry. I'll protect you.><I'll hold you to that.> Sarvesh said.
>>24055003"Come to think of it Sarvesh, what do Centaurs scare their little kids with? Are you like humans and you scare them with Monsters and stuff?"
>>24055003"No, I've changed my mind. I'm voting for a ghost movie."
"No, I've changed my mind. I'm voting for a ghost movie.""Yes, let's find some ghost movie!" Summer said. "Scary movie night!"Sarvesh sighed."Come to think of it, Sarvesh, what do centaurs scare their little kids with? Are you like humans and you scare them with monsters and stuff?""Horror movies weren't quite in our culture until we joined up with the UPA, I think. Nowadays it's whatever humanity makes, most of the time." He grumbled.Time passed, and dinner was done. You take your pill, and when you look out the window, night was already fallen."Well..." Mom said. "Since you guys will have too much stuff to carry on the monorail, I might as well... lend you this."She grinned, and tossed you the keys to the groundcar. "Take care of it." She said.
>>24055190"This is truly the greatest night."I'm assuming we know how to drive.
>>24055190"Thanks Mom. I'll bring it back without a scratch, and if I do, I can buy you a new one!"
>>24055234We can just ask the car to be safe for us.
>>24055190"Oh man, if only I was going out on a date for ultimate movie cheesiness! Oh well, thanks mom!"
>>24055190Do we know how to drive? "I just hope the back seat is clean"
>>24055276I am guessing that you would not let your daughter drive other people in your car if she didn't know how to drive. Because that would just be insanely irresponsible.
>>24054736Before we depart for movies, I'd really like this asked
>>24055276We could just ask the nice Ms. Groundcar to drive us there
"This is truly the greatest night." You say. "I'll bring it back without a scratch, and if I do, I can buy you a new one!""If you scratch it, you *won't* get to help me take it apart and upgrade it!" Mom said. "Dad, were you and mom the pirate king and queen?" You ask, suddenly, grinning at her.Dad just ruffled your hair. "Yes, we were," She said, sarcastically. "We have all sorts of treasure hidden everywhere."You frowned at her, and then you and your friends climbed inside. Somehow, Damien ended up in the passenger seat, with Anna and Summer's manifestation in the seat behind. The rest ended up in the bed of the groundcar, and you set off."... Wait." Damien said. "Why did you end up getting a seat, summer?" He asked, and chuckled."Because I got here first, and Alex didn't seem to realize he could make my manifestation vanish." She said, and giggled.Focusing on driving, you make your way to the small, hidden beach.And apparently, Summer had made too many engineers.The castle was nearly three times wider, a veritable fortress, now, with sand battlements and under-sand tunnels."Oops." Summer said. "I shouldn't have left them running."
>>24055359"Yessss, it is awesome!"
>>24055359"Yes you should. That is awesome."
>>24055359"Ha ha ha ha holy shit that's amazing."
>>24055359"Soon they shall control the Beach, and next the OCEAN! [poor attempt in an evil laugh that ends up just being insanely cute giggling thing]"
>>24055359"Nooo! Leave it running the entire night! Give them some enemies to fight as well!"
>>24055359"This...is...awesome! I think we should build another castle and watch them train tiny little soldiers which will fight each other"
>>24055359Oh man, give them some stuff to incorporate into their designs.
>>24055414No, too bloody for fun.
Should we get Summer to manifest tools for them to turn the castle into glass?
"Noo!" You say. "Leave it running the entire night! This is awesome!" You cry, giggling down at them. "Soon, they will control the beach, and next... the Ocean!"You cackle madly, and Anna covered her hand with her mouth as she started to giggle."I can see it now." Damien said. "Tens of tens of people will get sand in their eyes, as the small chivalrous knights throw their chosen weapon into the eyes of the grand giants...""That's amazing." You say. "Fine, I'll leave them going for now." Summer said, and climbed out of the groundcar. Sarvesh, Jilly, and Summer made their way out, Alex climbing out after them."So, let's watch some movies, shall we?" Damien asked, and Sarvesh set up the projector.
>>24055523"Do it! The scariest movie possible! Gogogo!"
>>24055523"Jaws or Alien? Ooooh, no, Mörkö!"
>>24055523"Yes, let's show our little friends what the giants are scared of!"
"Do it! The scariest movie possible!" You say. "Go go go!"Damien grinned, and gave Einstein an order for a certain movie...Ghosts In Space Twelve.By the end of it, with the slowly creeping ghoul walking toward the protagonists, refusing to die... Anna giggled."The CG is so fake." She said. "Look, you can see the tridcorder in that reflection there! And in that reflection, you can see the suit of the ghoul before they put CG in it!"She giggled."They should have fixed all that in post production."Sarvesh was covering his eyes with his pincers, curled up. He'd done this since the first person was murdered, the screaming girl tripping over her heels. He was incredibly tense, while Damien, Alex, Summer, and even Jilly didn't seem to be very scared of the movie.
>>24055662"Huehueheuhe. What a classic film."
>>24055662Reach a hand out and hold Sarvesh's hand.
>>24055662<summer what ever you do don't manifest a few howling ghouls behind us ;)>
>>24055662Aww. Hug Sarvy, we said we'd protect him.
>>24055662Hug Sarvesh. <Don't worry I got you.>
>>24055662"Let's watch another movie, Sarvesh."<It'll take your mind off that one.>
>>24055662try to comfort Sarvesh a little.i hope Summer doesn't manifest ghouls.
>>24055704yes do this
"Huehuehue, what a classic film." You say, grinning at the ghoul covered in bad CGI, before making your way over to Sarvesh. Sitting on his abdomen, you give him a hug.<Don't worry, I got you.> You say.<I'm erm, perfectly fine.> Sarvesh lied. <Not chilling at all.>Soon enough, the movie was over, and Summer, despite being mildly freaked out, eventually lowered his arms, watching the movie proper.You turn to summer, and reach out. <Summer, whatever you do, don't manifest a few howling ghouls behind us.><That's hilarious! I'm going to do that!> Summer called, and from the beach behind you, two loud screeches came from behind the car. Jilly went green, Anna reached for something from her bag... and they charged down toward you- and Sarvesh moved fast. His lower arms secured you in place, while his pincers tore one ghoul's arms off, his front legs slamming into the second.Everyone looked back to see Sarvesh with manifested ghoul arms in his pincers."Um." He said.
>>24055815"My knight in the shining carpace!"
>>24055815"Uh, you alright big guy?"
>>24055815"looks like you weren't scared at all."
>>24055815"What does everyone want to do now? Head back and sleep? Stay here and camp out?"
>>24055815> Summer, despite being mildly freaked out,>Sarvesh, even."Ahahahah!" You say, sitting on Sarvesh's back. "Awesome! You alright, big guy? Looks like you weren't scared at all.""... That really helped." He said, and chuckled. "It's entirely different when it's something I can stop, or even control in any way.""You're welcome." Summer said.
>>24055925"Perfect! Now you'll be able to sleep!"Check on sand-civilisation
>>24055954I say we should give them enemies to fight. Then they wouldn't attack people.
"Perfect!" You say. "Now you'll be able to sleep!""Yes, it is quite perfect." He said, starting to calm down. The two ghoul bodies on the ground vanished, and Summer pouted.Before Jilly wrapped the tiger up in her tail, still bright green."Why'd you have to do that?" Jilly asked. "You scared me really really badly." She cried, hanging onto Summer tightly."What does everyone want to do now? Head back and sleep? Stay here and camp out?""... Let's camp out." Damien said. "Unless you want to drag someone up to your bedroom at night, that is." He said, smiling wryly.
>>24055925Another movie, something with robots, and romance!Then sit on summer so we can whisper while it plays.
>>24056090<Curse your machine spirit Damien, for foiling my magnificent plans!>
>>24056090"Camping it is! Make sure you don't sleep too close to the water, or the tide will get you when the moons move."
>>24056090It gets awfully cold at night in the dry season. But if summer can manifest enough tents and blankets, then lets!Of we could sleep in the sandcastle!
>>24056090If I do, that's my business.We would listen to polycarbon 6 ALL NIGHT LONG.
>>24056093This except for sit on Sarvesh
>>24056090"We'll need tents and blankets! I hope I didn't leave them back home."
>>24056164No. Not everything has to be Sarvesh. Plus, Summer is actually comfortable.
>>24056090camp out here but see if mom and dad need the car early in the morning.don't reach out with our mind, all the kids are away and we really don't want to repeat what we did earlier.>oh Damien you perv.
>>24056090<(Pout)> (at Damien)"If only we knew some one who could make tents big enough for all of us"(send a email off to mom and dad :camping on the beach good night"
>>24056180Everything doesn't have to be SarveshBecause everything already is Sarvesh.Damien is SarvesSummer is SarveshMom and Dad are SarveshHeather is SarveshSarvesh loves Sarvesh the whole time
>>24056180This, summer is warm and fuzzy. And we have to pay her back for making her furr all greasy
>>24056180Agreeing with this, Summer for #1 seat.
>>24056223By lying on her? That doesnt seem like a good way to repay things. To use sentient tigers as lying mats.
"Camping it is!" You say, frowning at Damien. "Make sure you don't sleep too close to the water, or the tide will get you when the moons move.""Right." Jilly said."It gets awfully cold at night, in the dry season, but if Summer can manifest enough tents and blankets...""It won't be a problem!" She said, and manifested enough camping equipment for everyone. Everyone dragged the blankets out, save Sarvesh, and lay down on them, looking up to the projector."Another movie." You say. "Something with robots. And romance!""Yes." Summer said. You pulled up your omnitool, and started to search through.... Near Future Cyborg. Huh. Apparently, the main character was a male cyborg who got hit by a car..."I have to do this!" The robot cried. "I have to, or I won't be a person!""Please." The ship's AI - who was obviously in love with the robot- responded. "Don't do this."Yyou sobbed, hugging Summer. She cried on your shoulder as well. "Hey." The protagonist said, tearing open the black hole with bullshit hacking... "Oracle told me where you went."The robot turned... and cried. She was worth finding.And then the credits started to roll. It ended on a cliffhanger?! Who does that?!>Field too long!
>>24056280You hug Summer, trying to regain your composure. Anna pretended that she wasn't crying as well, and Jilly was hugging Anna tightly, her skin yellow- yet tinged very slightly purple.Damien and Alex were watching the castle be built, and Sarvesh... was asleep.You'd never seen the centaur sleeping before. He was laying down, his legs folded up, and his torso bent down onto the ground, pincers sprawled out.And his snores... were loud buzzes, like someone was snoring into a kazoo. Summer looked at him and giggled.
>>24056288FALL ASLEEP ON SUMMER.locking in the waifu aww yeah
>>24056288Set up camp around the sleeping centaur, hopefully to the point where we can get him good and warm without waking him up. Then bed for the night.
>>24056288"should... should we put a blanket over him?"
>>24056288Throw a blanket over him."how moving."Who wants to help me set up a tent? You'll get to share it, of course.
>>24056307If sleeping on someone makes them our waifu, we already picked Cthulu from sleeping on Jilly's tail.
>>24056343A snakemonster is fine too.
>>24056334best do this.
>>24056343Honestly I don't see how any other waifu can compete with the one that has over seventy tongues.
>>24056343We've slept on and under Summer a lot more frequently and earlier than Jilly.Personally, I'm rooting for Sarvesh. So I can have Summer for myself.
>>24056280>And then the credits started to roll. It ended on a cliffhanger?! Who does that?!I swear to god, I saw that and immediately saw the greentext and thought it was>End of thread!just to troll the shit out of us.
>>24056288"If you manifest a blanket right on top of him, Summer, he'd look just like a tent!"
>>24056343I'm ok with this.
>inb4, we wake up tied up with string, a bunch of tiny knights standing on us.
>>24056288"We should mix up the sleeping arrangements from the station normal, Anna can enjoy the wonders of a fuzzy tiger blanket, Alex can get nagala hugs, and ill keep Damien up all night talking about pc6"
>>24056382Now you made Extrabutt regret not saving that for later.
>>24056382>I was tempted, but decided against it."Should... should we put a blanket on him?" You ask."Probably." Summer said, and the two of you dragged a blanket over Sarvesh."Who wants to help me set up a tent?""I'll help!" Jilly said, flashing yellow. "I'm really good at setting up tents. Mostly because mom doesn't like hotels.""We should mix up the sleeping arrangements from the station normal." You say, as you and Jilly put together your tent. "Anna can enjoy the wonders of a fuzzy tiger blanket, Alex can get nagala hugs, and I'll keep Damien up all night talking about PC6!""... Heather, I have bad news." Damien said, suddenly, his voice in a somber tone."Polycarbon six are breaking up. In two days, they'll release the news."
>>24056288Set up tent around Sarvesh. And sleep with there.
>>24056460"Ha ha ha. Good joke, asshole. You could be lying for all I know. You won't get a rise out of me."
>>24056460stop in our tracks and drop everything."w-wha?"
>>24056460Jaw drop. Stutter incoherently, then glare. "You're messing with me, aren't you?"
>>24056460"No no no no no no no no no no no no"Hug Anna for moral support.
>>24056460Ah ha ha ha ha, why would you LIE like that Damien? That isn't funny.Don't make me kill you in your sleep.
>>24056460"I hope you are kidding."
>>24056460"I guess we'll have to talk about all their greatest moments tonight in that case."
>>24056460"your not funny." (try not to cry) (cry anyway)
>>24056460"Hold me, Jilly. I need support."
Your jaw drops, and then a moment later, you glare at him."Ha ha ha. Good joke, asshole." You say. "You're messing with me, aren't you?""A little." He said, putting his fingers together, and chuckled."Why would you LIE like that, Damien? That isn't funny." You say. "Don't make me kill you in your sleep.""Fine, fine." He said, and sighed. "Would it help if I slung you a song from their next album?"
>>24056564"Are you offering to sing me to sleep? I'd like that."
>>24056564Gasp. "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!"
>>24056564"I'd prefer to hear it from the real deal first, if you don't mind. I've been anticipating it for too long to risk anything but the best possible quality."
>>24056584No, because Polycarbon Six doesn't seem like the kind of band to have slow lull-to-sleep songs.
>>24056564>we will hug it and kiss it and call it george."I MIGHT consider forgiving you."
>>24056564That would be awesome!Lie with our head on his lap.That way we can joke that pc6 gets him hard.
>>24056627But maybe the future album is a breakaway from their usual style, Anon!
"Are you offering to sing me to sleep?" You ask. "I'd like that.""I said slung, not sung." He said. "With telepathy, I can send you the song from the future." He said, and shrugged. "I'll just have to find it first.""Yes! Yes!" You say, clasping your hands together."But I can sing, I guess. I'm not very good at it, though."
>>24056652"Sing it to me, then send it to me, so I can laugh at you afterwards."
>>24056667yep that sounds about perfect.
>>24056735Doesn't it just get you wet, anon?
>>24056763My wubwub brings all da anons to the yard.
>>24056778And they're like, "Shit my ears are bleeding"
"Sing it to me, and then send it to me, so I can laugh at you afterwards." You say."Fine, fine, let me find it." He said, and sat down on the beach, closing his eyes. "When I'm looking for something, I actually have to seek it out..."You sit down next to him and wait. Finally, his voice low, but getting progressively higher, Damien started to sing.For a moment, your jaw dropped- He sounded *exactly* like Aku Namohara, the lead singer from the band. Your heart started to pound in that peculiar way it did, as he sang lyrics about machinery, vibrating engines, particle physics and pistons... It was almost as if the song had been written for you."And that was the one I think'll be your favorite." Damien said, after his song was over. "The rest of them were just generic pop music, but that one had better lyrics. One of the hidden tracks."
>>24056800Tackle the boy. Thank him repeatedly.
>>24056800"Oh my god, how...can you?"
>>24056800I I I I I want to kiss you, that was amazing! It was written for me! Do you think.I'll get to meet them? Tell me!
>>24056800"I... need to go lie down."
>>24056800Ya know.... between his voice sounding like the lead's, and the song being custom-made for us, I'm starting to wonder if our future-seer here isn't leading a double-life.
>>24056861If Damien turns out to be the lead singer of Polycarbon 6 in disguise, I think we can bring an end to any argument over who Heather ends up with.
"Oh my god, how... can you?" You ask. "It was written for me! Do you think I'll get to meet them? Tell me!""How do you know you haven't already?" Damien asked. You eye him, and he looks.. kind of like...Your heart dropped into your gut.Then he chuckled. "No, no, I'm joking. Kat loves the band too. She's forced me to sing for her before." He said.
>>24056800"I need an adult."
>>24056911More like 30 minutes of 'heather time'>>24056904Your so good, sing me another! Sing me to sleep.Get all up close to his chest, pretend he's the real thing.
>>24056904"You realize I'm going to make you sing for me more now, right?"
So we pretend he is Aku and fuck him? I'm game.It's the closest heather will ever get.
"... You realize I'm going to make you sing for me more, now, right?"Damien sighed."I'll be able to send you the song in the morning." He said. "And then maybe you could use technopathy to write it to an audio file or something." He said, and shrugged. "Then you can just listen to that instead."
>>24056970Dont be like that!
>>24056970"Sing me to sleeeeeeep, Damien."
>>24056970"What? Not just that song, of course. Oh, you should sing in the cafeteria, so everyone can come and listen!"
>>24056970"You know girls like singing boys right?"
"Sing me to sleeeeeep, Damien." You say."... Nobody ever cares about my painting." Damien said, and zipped closed the tent, lying back. "It's always sing this, sing that." He said, and chuckled."You know girls like singing boys, right?""Why do you think I learned music? Really, though, I prefer playing piano," He said. Then he closed his eyes, and started to sing.You wake up to the sound of a zipper. You could hear the sounds of the beach outside, and when you cracked open an eye, you saw Damien making his way out. You had both blankets, surprisingly- he must have covered you with his as well. Einstein chirped, signalling that he updated...http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8
>>24057135"No tip of the day? What a load of shit."Yawn, get out of bed. Survey the beach and see who's up.
>>24057135"Einstein, queue tomorrow's tip with information relating to current spaceflight, both civilian and military.""It's not fun when it's not random."
>>24057135Einstein, initiate beach party mode! Enable beach babe personality.
>>24057135Let's play with the sandcastle some more?
>>24057135Request tip of the day on colonisation efgeorts of humans. And upa.Send max a message tellng him to find sigma, she can help.
"No tip of the day?" You ask. "What a load of shit."You yawn and stretch. "Einstein, queue tomorrow's tip with information relating to current spaceflight, both civilian and military.""As you wish, Madam Leery.""It's not fun when it's not random," You say, and sigh.Outside, Sarvesh was still sleeping, his blanket lying on him, and Damien had his ankles in the ocean. The white sun was just starting to rise in front of him, with Fura and Ys not far from it, creating a strange triangle of two moons and the sun."Morning. I didn't mean to wake you," He said. "Though I knew I inevitably would."
>>24057135Did Summer leave the castle engineers running? Oh god it's gonna be fuckin' great.
>>24057225Not really. Sigma is the enemy (Armatek will want their clones back and the evidence covered up) until we can destroy her implant.
>>24057235I know, right? I can't wait.
>>24057234"S'alright. I miss waking up to this sight."
>>24057234Check out the castle!
>>24057234"Hey, Damien. Thanks for taking care of me those past few days, when my brain decided to rebel. And, uh, sorry for making you worry."
>>24057234Then you should have been quieter! Or sung me back to sleep
>>24057236Yes, but after we fix/rescue sigma she can look after rho
"Hey, Damien." You say. "Thanks for taking care of me those past few days, when my brain decided to rebel. And, uh, sorry for making you worry.""Eh, I'm an ass. I deserve it." He said.You look out to the sea, and the tide slowly going out..."I miss waking up to this sight." You say."Well, at least you got to see it this time. And hey, after school's done with, you could always come back here and get a job." He said.You look back to the castle... and it was no bigger than when you first saw it. Looking near a collapsed area of the castle, you see why.A sand brick had fallen, collapsing on the engineers. The knights were standing around them, too stupid to know what to do, and the princess was crying, handkerchief on hand.
>>24057326"Maybe, but I'll have my ship by then, and loads of cash still left over, so maybe retire early. Whatever we do though, we should all stay in-touch."
Rolled 43>>24057326"Oh my goodness."Lift the brick with TK, make a living area outside the walls.
>>24057326dig them out of the rubble
>>24057326Comfort the princess and then save the engineers!
>>24057378Bury the fallen
>>24057326Rescue those brave manifestations!
>>24057326Save the engineers, get praised for a miracle.
You go ahead and lift the brick- and the perfectly intact engineers spring to their feet, tugging the brick out of your hands, and spring off back to the castle, getting to work again. You reassure the princess with a pat on the shoulder, but she ignored you."Maybe." You tell Damien. "But I'll have my ship by then, and loads of cash still left over, so maybe retire early."Then you shrug. "Whatever we do, though, we should all stay in touch.""We should." Damien said, with a nod. Then he went silent... until, thankfully, Jilly burst out of the water."Murrning." She said... audibly. She was grinning up at you, pearly white teeth and blue lips grinning at you. Her mask was discarded. She... giggled, audibly, skin flashing bright yellow- lips green."... You look different." Damien said. "Did you change your hair?""... No." Jilly said, her voice strange and sluggish."Did you... change your clothing? Or wear a new type of makeup, maybe?"Jilly frowned at him.
>>24057509"Damien, stop teasing her. You look great, Jilly! When'd it finish?"
>>24057509"Oh Damien. You are such a kidder.You look beautiful Jilly!"
>>24057509Damien you insensitive BOY.Your lips look wonderful, jilly!We have to stop by the lobster buiscuit shop.
>>24057509"Your mouth looks amazing!"
>>24057554Yes yes yes! Coyaki for breakfast!
"Damien, stop teasing her." You say. "You look great, Jilly! When did it finish?""Laufst night." She said, and finally sighed. "Arghlebarghle"<This is so weird.> She said. <I can't say anything right.>"You look beautiful, Jilly!" You say."Ee know!" She agreed, stretching out her arms. Then she pulled you into a hug, kissing you on the lips. Then she pulled away and poked her new nose. "Thiff is weird, though."
>>24057607>Laufst night>I should correct this into 'thiff mornung'
>>24057607Do your taste buds work yet, Jilly?
>>24057607Giggle.I'm glad you like it. Can you smell things? Could you before?
>>24057607Laugh, "You just need some practice it seems like."
>>24057632They were working yesterday, remember? She was complaining about the taste of the transgene stuff.
>>24057607"Heheh, it looks wonderful!"
>>24057607You probably just need exercise, practice. Get Damien to give you singing lessons.
>>24057607"Stick your tongue out!"
>>24057607"Honestly, it can be fairly impractical in many situations, as you just noticed. And heaven forbid you fall on your face!"
>>24057607Keep kissing her. Lesbian action on the beach fuck yeah.
"Stick your tongue out!" You call, and she did.Her tongue was... not entirely transgened, it looked. Nearly half again the length of a human tongue. She licked her nose.You giggle. "Do your taste buds work yet, Jilly?" you ask."Yep!" she said."Can you smell things? Could you before?"She nodded.<Nagala smelling is stronger than yours. But I can't smell underwater with my nose, either. So it's not very functional. It looks nice, though.> She said."Heheheh, it looks wonderful!""Glad to hear, Jilly." Damien said.<You just want a kiss too.>"Maybe." Damien responded, and Jilly obliged by kissing him on the cheek.
>>24057702"now stick your tongue in damien's butt"
>>24057726"Got anything that you really want to taste now? We should go see my parents and get breakfast."
>>24057726"We need to find you things to taste! Einstein, mark it down as a new quest."
>>24057734Pfft, fuck Damien. She should be sticking that monster into OUR butt. C'mon man, get your shit together.
>>24057726"Kiss me again!"
>>24057726"After you taste everything you wanted then I must learn you how to kiss properly."
>>24057734>>24057825>>24057832Its a funny call back, but lets not tempt exabyte to take that as a serious suggestion please.
>>24057853Were teasing Damien and Jilly with it, it seems reasonable
>>24057841>learn youGod damn it now I sound like a retard. Teach you I meant
"We need to find you things to taste!" You say. "Einstein, mark it down as a new quest. Let's go see my parents and get breakfast.""Aw eight!" She said. "Riuft."She sighed, audibly- which she could do now, apparently.<Right! Let's wake everyone else up, though.>Kicking Sarvesh awake with her tail, while Damien woke Alex up, and while you went into the tent to find Summer and Anna snuggling, asleep. Anna looked like she was clinging as tightly as she possibly could to an enormous stuffed animal.
>>24057734DAMMIT LILLY GET OFF THE THREAD>>24057906"daawwww, thats so cute..."
>>24057906"I can't bring myself to wake her."
>>24057906"D'aww.">>24057927>>24057931Well, shit.So yeah.
>>24057906"Comfortable?"Make sure to get abnormally close to Anna. Like, pretty much breathing on her. Let's wake her up stalker-style. The best style.
>>24057906Take a picture! Prime teasing material.
>>24057953She might accidentally shoot us or something.
>>24057906"Aww, I almost don't want to wake them up."
>>24057963That's just a risk we have to take for choosing best waifu.
"D'aww, I almost don't want to wake them up." You say, and take a picture of them snuggling up. You crawl down next to Anna, and shake her awake."Comfortable?" You ask."Mhm." She responded. "Summer's really fluffy.""I am really fluffy." Summer said, opening her eyes. "Except on other side still, but that will go away."
>>24057906Take a picture. Adore it for a bit. And then splash water on them to wake them up.
>>24057990Snuggle up with Summer as well."Maybe we should just make today a lazy day."
>>24057990"I don't know where I'd be in life if I hadn't come to appreciate cuddling up to a fluffy tiger.""We're getting breakfast soon, just thought I'd come and wake you up."
>>24057990"Mind if I join the fluffy party?"
>>24057990"Glad to hear it? How long will it be, you think?"
>>24057990Look at Jilly! She's got a mouth!
You cuddle up next to Summer as well. "Maybe we should just make today a lazy day.""Maybe." Summer said."But we're getting breakfast soon." You say, hugging the two. "Just thought I'd come and wake you up.""Okay, let's wake up, then!" Summer said, and stretched. "Those castle guys are draining me, though, so I just demanifested them."Anna got to her feet as well, stretching from side to side. The three of you made your way out of the tent as Summer demanifested it, to find... Jilly licking Sarvesh's abdomen."Hello." Sarvesh said."Heuou." Jilly said."Your transgenes are done!" Summer said, excited. "You're so cute now!"Jilly gave Summer and Anna a wide grin, pulling away from the centaur."I'm happy for you." Anna said. "Is this why we're going to go get breakfast?""Yep!" You say."Well, she is pretty cute now." Alex said, and Jilly kissed him on the cheek, as well.
>>24058148"Maybe you could teach Jilly how to kiss really well, Anna?"
>>24058148"And she wasn't before?"
>>24058148Let's survey the final peak of civilisation that the sand-people reached. Make sure to take a picture with Einstein, too.
>>24058148You have to be careful with that tongue, Jilly, or you'll get sick from licking everything and everyone.
>>24058148"If you lick everything and everyone, your tongue will go dry!"
"And she wasn't before?" You ask."Before, she didn't really have a face. I don't mean to offend you, Jilly, but you're a lot more attractive now."She gave him another kiss on the cheek.You turn to the sand-people, and see the grand castle, already starting to fall apart without constant maintenance. You quickly take a few pictures of it, and then put your omnitool away and turn to Jilly."You have to be careful with that tongue, Jilly, or you'll get sick from licking everything and everyone.""Ith not connectud to my stomatch." She said. "Eel be fine.""Maybe you could teach Jilly how to kiss really well, Anna?""What? But... why don't you teach her instead?"Anna said, eyes darting from you to Jilly.
>>24058282"Because then you'd just take the chance to oogle us!"
>>24058282"I dunno, maybe we should compare notes? If you're up for that, of course."
>>24058282"But... but... I'm not experienced. Like, at all. Um." Blush, hide behind Sarvesh.
>>24058282She already kissed me, I've done my part.
>>24058331yes we are, we come from a beach planet where the custom is to kiss whenever an eclipse happens, which is every month. We're super experienced at kissing, I expect.
>>24058282"Summer, pocket dimension me! Quickly!"
>>24058282"Maybe we should have a kissing session when we are back at the station."
>>24058282"Well, I guess I could."
>>24058355>That 'custom' is only for couples.I mean, far be it from me to choose too much of Heather's backstory for you guys, so I'll put it up to a vote.> Never touched anyone before the events of PsiQ> A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again> No longer a virgin?"Because then you'd just take the chance to oogle us!""Why would I?" Anna asked. "I'm straight.""Really? Because I had the impression-""Not now, Damien." Anna said, and grumbled. Her cheeks were bright red. "Let's just go have breakfast."
>>24058385But jokingly. 2nded
>>24058410> Never touched anyone before the events of PsiQ
>>24058410>> A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again
>>24058410>> No longer a virgin?There was this one guy who looked REALLY like The second guy on the left in PC6>>24058410"I'd be happy to teach you how to kiss, Jilly."We can show off in front of the boys And Anna.
>>24058410[✔] A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again"Breakfast, yes! We shall dine like kings and queens. Pirate kings and pirate queens! Hurrah!"
>>24058410[X] A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet againAlthough I'm tempted to go with no longer a virgin so the waifu-fags don't have their "Pure maiden who only wants SUPER SRS RELATIONSHIP THAT WILL LAST FOREVER don't have any ground to stand on.
>>24058410>[✓] A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again
>>24058410>[X] Never touched anyone before the events of PsiQWhich would totally explain our surprise at being kissed by Summers manifestation that time she she was on catnip. It was our first kiss!
> Never touched anyone before the events of PsiQ
>>24058449>>24058410>[x] A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet againI know how you feel.
>>24058410> A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet againAlso I think there will be a lot of effort from others into 'turning' Anna.
>>24058463Yes> Never touched anyone before the events of PsiQ
>>24058410>[X] No longer a virgin?
>>24058410>[X] A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again
>>24058410<You can't lie to me, Anna~>
> Never touched anyone before the events of PsiQ>because!
>>24058509I'd rather we didn't confront her, but I would be happy to 'leak' some feelings of disapointment in her direction.
>>24058410> A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again
>>24058525More like mild disbelief.
>>24058509Down voting this. There's teasing, and then there's pushing our luck.
>>24058538I think that this would work better
>>240585432ndedededing the downvote
>Virginity?>What is that?>Now then, bitches and whores, roll out.>but seriously, 'pure maide'
>Purest of Maidens>Whitest of Virgins
>... Damnit, I lost my post. I had one and everything.>Regardless, 'pure maiden' won.
>>24058410>[x]WhorehouseSerious vote>[x] A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet again
>>24058648This only justifies being more and more oblivious.
>>24058648Fuckers. You guys know how to make everything lame and boring.
>>24058648Seriously? Now they've got justification to scream down any and all flirting. And there's no way that there's that many people in this thread. Fucking samefags.
>>24058648Can she still be a lecherous pervert?
>>24058410>A little kissing here or there, maybe a slight fling with an NPC who you'll never meet againFits way better with the sort of carefree way we've been characterizing Heather so far than SnowWhite.jpgalso>an NPC who you'll never meet againNOTFORESHADOWING
>>24058648Why do we have to be virgins not only irl but also in /tg/ Quests?
>>24058648Calling samefags on this one.probably samefags responding to this too meh.
>>24058680Because the samefags can't stand the idea of not having the very first relationship be FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND NO FLIRTING EVER.
>>24058410>[x]pure maidenI don't even follow this quest, but this is just too tempting to pass up... No, seriously, [x]pure maiden.
Who is actually happy with that result?
>>24058648FUCK YOU. I'm going to turn the flirting up to 11, just to be spiteful.
>>24058648Actually, it looks like 10-9, a little kissing here and there's way, atleast if we use the vote after that post.
[X]PURE VIRGIN here, wanting to change my vote to [X]Viginity? whats that?
Sometimes I wish /tg/ had IDs.
>>2405876211-10 now with the extra votes, still in a little kissings favor
>>24058762Probably closer to 5-4 with copious samefagging.
>>24058782Sounds about right. I mean there are probably about 7-9 people actively participating and a few lurkers. No way there are 20 some-odd people here.
>>24058762I bet it was forcecommander fucking stuff up again.
>>24058671>Well, consensus *was* on to ask Einstein to download human/centaur porn, so...>>24058726>The vote has nothing to do with personality. It has to do with backstory. There's a difference between the two. Go ahead. The ones who shut down every action ever bother me too, mostly because then I can't even WRITE anything because every vote ever is vetoed>>24058762>Point. I suppose a tie would mean 'maiden, but nowhere near pure'"Breakfast, yes!" You say, and climb into the groundcar. "We shall dine like kings and queens. Pirate kings and pirate queens! Hurrah!""Don't pirates eat really badly? That's why they have missing teeth, right?" Summer asked."No, that's a cleanliness thing." Damien said, as everyone else piled into the car, Jilly going in to the back seat, while Alex took the passenger seat. You started up the car, and made your way home.And once you got there, you smelled... crepes."Finah-hee." Jilly said. "Eee want toh see what is like tah eat.""... What?" Alex asked.Jilly just frowned."Welcome home, you guys!" Your dad called, waving. "Come on in! We have breakfast ready for you!">End of thread!>Also, character interview time! Jilly, Damien, or... Allison [Heather's Mother]?
>>24058800Yeah, I usually lurk and I popped out to vote, but 20+ votes is a bit unusual even accounting lurkers.
>>24058802I bet you are accusing me of something what I didnt do.
>>24058814Damien. We need to ask him about the next big thing in technology. So we can invent it.
>>24058827By my estimate PsiQ has approximately 40 readers, and you can expect 50% of them to lurk alway, and another 25% to lurk most of the time, and come out for important votes.20 votes is minimal samefagging, I expect.
>>24058814>AllisonWhat was it like working for Mr. Ruste?
>>24058845wait shit no i change to this
>>24058814Allison!Our parents are obviously ex-bigwigs, it would be the most interesting I feel.
>>24058814Allison! She seems interesting and we can ask her about Ruste.
>>24058866>>24058858The Mystery must remain!They were the Pirate King and Queen, and as their descendant we shall take their place with Anna!§
>>24058858"For Mr. Ruste? Oh, not *that* bad. I just had to make sure to keep a wrench on hand to hit him with if he kept staring at my chest."
>>24058891Sorry, we're too pure to have a waifu at all.>Reap what you sow, pure-maiden-who'll-find-her-lesbian-soulmate-fags.
>>24058896Any embarrassing stories about Heather?
>>24058896Favourite thing about your husband?
>>24058896Was that a common problem?What sort of work did you do for him?What do you do now?What's it like to be in lesbians with someone?Would you be happy if Heather followed in your footsteps? Or would you rather if she chose a guy? Or an alien?
>>24058896What did Heather's father do?
>>24058896what did your husband do for a living when you met her
>>24058930What's your favoite robot?Are hydraulic fluid or ion gas stains harder to get out?Organic or synthetic lubricant?
>>24058914hehhehehehahhahahhahaAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAI could live with this
>>24058942How did you meet her?>Also what is Heather's dad's name?
>>24058922"If I did have any, I certainly wouldn't tell anyone without her permission.">For the most part, Heather is your guys'. Feel free to make up embarrassing stories, if you want.>>24058925"Sallanee? She's not my husband. She's my wife. But my favorite thing would probably be when she does that thing with her tongue...">>24058930>Was that a common problem?"Definitely.">What sort of work did you do for him?"I built prototypes of components he and the company needed, mostly. Some things needed constant adjustment, so they couldn't have maintenance drones do it.">What do you do now?"Right now? I'm a mechanic. On commission, I build or fix things for people on Heaven's Jewel. Mostly boats and groundcars, really.">What's it like to be in lesbians with someone?"Like any relationship, I suppose.">Would you be happy if Heather followed in your footsteps? Or would you rather if she chose a guy? Or an alien?"Well, I have to admit, I do like Sarvesh... but that's not because of what he is or his gender, just that he's good with technology. Otherwise... I don't really care. Heather can choose whoever or whatever makes her happy.">>24058932>>24058942[REDACTED]>>24058954>What's your favoite robot?"Maintenance drones. They're so useful.">Are hydraulic fluid or ion gas stains harder to get out?"Phaeron gas is actually rather easy to get out.">Organic or synthetic lubricant?"Synthetic, obviously.">>24058974[REDACTED]
>>24059048>[REDACTED] Hm that reminds me of SCP.Okay personal question : How often do you do *it* with your husband?
>>24059048What kind of prototypes did you work on?
>>24059048how would you react to the fact that heather knows that you two weren't "shoping"
>>24059048>[REDACTED]now you're just taunting us
>>24059048What's the coolest thing you've built?What's the coolest thing Heather's built?Can you cook things?What's your favourite memory of Heaven's Jewel?How does Sallanee stay so fit if she just lazes about all day?
>>24059048What's your reaction to fact that there is an entity out there that seems to want all other psions dead, including Heather?
>>24059099"That's a very personal question.">>24059100"Bubble drive forgers, new types of magnetic accelerators, ship hulls, things like that. Just whatever they needed me for at the time, really.">>24059132"I... er...">>24059150>What's the coolest thing you've built?"I once built an enormous automated exosuit with polycarbon claws for hands... but that's a different story that I can't get into here.">What's the coolest thing Heather's built?"Sarvesh's claw! Or that omnitool. That omnitool is really cool. I might make my own one of these days.">Can you cook things?"... Depends. does charcoal count as a thing?">What's your favourite memory of Heaven's Jewel?"... The time I met Sallanee.">How does Sallanee stay so fit if she just lazes about all day?"She doesn't quite laze about all day, she still goes out and jogs, goes shopping, gardens... All sorts of things.">>24059191"They're going to have to go through ME first. And that aforementioned automated exoskeleton."
>>24059048>[REDACTED]Exa why don't you just say secret agent it's about the only thing that fits what we know about her and get's [REDACTED}
>>24059225Have you ever used your giant automatic exosuit to recreate the Alien movies from long ago?What is your favorite thing that Sallanee cooks?How did the two of you meet?How long have you and Sallanee been together?
>>24059242All spoilers get [redacted]>>24059225Has Heather told you about Nissy? She's basically a mother!What do you think of Baby Giant Tigers?Can we talk to Sallanee?What do _you_ think of Baby Giant Tigers?
>>24059225Heather is psychic. That means walls, doors, locks and distance are now no longer barriers to 'getting walked in on'. And you'll never even know if it has happened...
>>24059225I'll be blunt.How old are you?
So, when you [the Queen] and your husband [the King] met, I presume you led [at least at the beginning] opposing Pirate Crews.Did you just end up fighting one day and then fell in love or something cool like that?
>>24059225Ever heard of an AI named Asmodeus?
>>24059225What would you say Heather's weakest aspect is, technologically? How about overall?
>>24059284>Have you ever used your giant automatic exosuit to recreate the Alien movies from long ago?"There are a lot of movies I haven't caught up on.">What is your favorite thing that Sallanee cooks?"Strawberries dipped in chocolate, and a whole lotta homemade ice cream. She makes it for me every year, on our anniversary.">How did the two of you meet?"Well, I was on vacation, on my way home, when some kid grabs my purse and runs. I was too slow on my wrench, when all of a sudden, the bustiest girl I've ever seen steps out of the alleyway and tripped him. Then she gave me my purse back.">How long have you and Sallanee been together?"We met twenty years ago, but we've been together for eighteen years.">>24059297>Has Heather told you about Nissy? She's basically a mother!"Who was Nissy, again? I haven't gotten many emails about any of the other students.">What do you think of Baby Giant Tigers?"They'd be awfully adorable, come to think of it.">Can we talk to Sallanee?"Oh, sure, let me go grab her.">What do *you* think of Baby Giant Tigers?"... Fuzzy!" Sallanee called.>>24059312"... Oh god.""See what you've done?! Now Allison won't put out anymore for fear of being seen. Jerks, all of you. jerks.">>24059323"I'm forty-five years old.""And I'm forty-three," Sallanee added.>>24059329"Yep, pretty much!" Sallanee said, sarcastically.>Field too long!
>>24059426"She needs to work on her programming. Can't script kiddie from the Extranet forever!>>24059408"Oh, Asmodeus? Yeah, he was always sweet on me. Wanted me to help him with something over, what, nineteen years ago? I don't remember what it was... I think he wanted to use my genes for something...">And that's it!
>>24059500>I think he wanted to use my genes for something...OH YOU.Pandora's Box status: open.
>>24059500>I think he wanted to use my genes for something...>And that's it!YOU TEASE!
>>24059500Hah! Now we can't into Anna because it's incest.
Damnit. We could've been Anna's !Science sister.
>>24059500>Anna was almost our sister.
>>24059500And now a question for you specifically, Exabyte.Is this society post scarcity? That is, could you theoretically kick back and do nothing for the rest of your life, and still be fed and sheltered?
>>24059500>I think he wanted to use my genes for somethingOh dear.>>24059446>"Who was Nissy, again?I thought you'd get OOC knowledge, He/She/It is a rescued AI, who just reprogrammed himself with feelings and follows Heather around.
>>24059549>mfw we forgot to invite him over as well
>>24059530>implying incest is a problem
>>240595452nded. I'm very interested in an answer for this, post scarcity setting usually tend to be very interesting.
>>24059530but it isn't seeing as Anna isn't 19
>>24059545>>24059812It is *not* post-scarcity, notable. Fuels and supplies will run out, eventually, and that's a large reason why the UPA are trying to learn how psionics works- if they can automate it, they can essentially catapult themselves into a post-scarcity society.
>>24059871It takes him a year or more from the point of getting the DNA to the point of Anna's "Birth"Your father is still your father, even though he contributed DNA 9 months before you were born.
>>24059891Do they have the ability to crack planetary crusts and siphon off raw materials instead of setting up conventional mines?
>>24059926Maybe if the poured trillions of credits into getting the nuclear missiles ready.They do have automated mines, though, made up of self-replicating drones.
>>24059891are drexlerian self assemblers a thing in this universe? if they are, couldn't you just loose them on a planet and have them mine it for you? surely there are many many planets unsuited for life that could be devoured?also this: >>24059926
>>24059943Also, dyson spheres? 3d printer tech?
Oooh, Von Neumann Machines?
>>24059951>>24059963>>24059967>>>/g/ pls go
>>24059951>drexlerian self assemblersNope. Those are nanotech, and nanotech is for the most part beyond UPA's grasp except for in controlled environments.>>24059963>dyson spheresHah, no way. Those'd just be a waste of resources.>>24059967Technically no. The drones have to process the material they make via a central factory before they can have them made into drones.
>>24060001>Implying /g/ cares about sci-fi tech.
If anyone is interested in post-scarcity settings, I highly recommend To the Stars.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7406866/1/To-the-Stars
How does FTL work? alcubierre drive?
>>24060072Short answer: Yes.Long answer: Similar in theory, similar in function, except no antimatter is required.>Faster Than Light Travel: Soon after the First Contact with the Nagala, it was learned that they had recently developed a new technology - one that was mistakenly translated as the Bubble Drive. It's a simple two-part drive that forges (from hydrogen and carbon) and fires off similarly mistranslated 'Dark Particles' that directly manipulates space based on how it's charged. Properly set up, a bubble drive fires off positively charged particles forward that compress space, and negatively charged particles backward that expand it, creating a bubble of shaped space around the ship that sends it forward, significantly faster than light. The larger the bubble drive, the more particles that are fired off, the thicker or wider the compressed or expanded space is, and the faster the drive goes.It's exorbitantly expensive to get enough Forgers to go anywhere fast, though, unless you have, say, ten million credits to spend.
>>24060182>implying you need antimatter to go ftlhttp://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive
>>24060182>Similar in theory, similar in function, except no antimatter is required.No antimatter is required for an Alcubierre Drive.
>>24060254>>24060201Huh. Then... um... Long answer: Yes. Except it's not called an alcubierre drive because aliens made it.
>>24060182Hey Exabyte, how do computers work? Moore's law can't go on forever. Are they optical, quantum, what? Or are they just max permittted by physical law?
>>24060286They're the maximum permitted by physical law. They're optical and digital, for the most part. Quantum computers are rare and *incredibly* difficult to get right, and the slightest damage could destroy them. They hit the maximum limit a hundred years ago, and despite seeking for better ways to build computers, there have been no breakthroughs.
>>24060286Molecular valves would be a good fit for the setting, I think.
>>24060280>Except it's not called an alcubierre drive because aliens made it.Even if it wasn't named by aliens, it would probably have got a simple nickname like Warp Drive. Nobody wants to say or spell alcubierre all the time.
>>24060335>>24060337Yeah. Also, why quantum compooter so hard? we already got some going and research is going pretty well iirc?
>>24060386>A common typo makes it come out as WB>This leads to people shorthanding it as WB because they see it used that way and assume it's correct (Or because it's funny)>This leads to people using the shorthand IRL, leading people to call them "wub drives" on message boards, which of course leads to people calling them wub drives irl.WUB WUB WUB WUB
>>24060377There are very subtle differences between the way our reality works and the way PsiQ's reality does. For example, relativistic speed isn't a 'Thing'.Quantum-entangled communication is as good as it gets, reliably. Anything more complex ends up decaying rapidly, or simply not functioning as intended. >>24060447>They're called Bubble Drives. Shortened as BB DrivesBABY BABY BABY BABYYou're welcome
>>24060478this confuses me. what you mean, 'relativistic speed isn't a thing'?
>>24060525Now, I should preface this with that I don't /g/ or /sci/ or well... anything, really. (it's been proven that I can't /k/ for the life of me) but I mean that, in PsiQ's setting, time and space are separate things. No matter how fast you're going, time still goes the same speed in both your frame of reference and the observer's frame of reference.
>>24060706how does gps work
>>24060706i should probably let this thread die instead of pestering the gm with questions..
>>24060789I... uh... Well...FUCK.
>>24060841>gps? what's that?is what you should have said ;)
>>24060478>>24060706I still don't get it. What's the connection between relativistic speed and quantum computing?
>>24060789>in PsiQ's setting, time and space are separate thingsWHY DID ARMATEK WRITE DOWN THAT RHO'S POWER WAS SPACETIME MANIPULATION IF SPACETIME ISN'T EVEN A THING? CHECKMATE.
>>24060789It measures time delays between various sattelite positions in order to estimate the recievers position. Obviously.There's no reason it wouldn't work.
>>24060969Because with our current understanding of quantum entanglement and relativistic speed you can not use entanglement to send any information.
>>24060969>There are very subtle differences between the way our reality works and the way PsiQ's reality does.>>24060975... GODDAMNIT.Fiiiine, then. I'll need to research things more before before making claims as to how the technology or physics works.
>>24060975TYPOS. THE ALGORITHM THAT ADDS A "&" INSTEAD ERASES A SPACE. WHY? BECAUSE SIGMA WAS BORED.
>>24061002Oh. thanks for explaining
>>24061023SIGMA KNOWS ABOUT THE QUEST AND IS MESSING WITH US
>>24061043EXABYTE IS SIGMA
>>24061029No problem. You can find much more detailed explanations elsewhere but more or less it's that even though altering one will alter the other no matter the distance any information sent is complete junk data unless you know the state of the other particle so it's still restricted to the light speed barrier.
>>24061023FUCK YOU SIGMA.Does that mean that Rho has demonstrated time-travel powers like Damien? They wouldn't write down time powers in their report if she didn't have them.
>>24061081..so then how do exa's quantum entangled router's work?Don't answer that. Nope. Don't.
>>24061081You find a way to alter them one way (Designated as 0), then alter them back (Designated as 1). Then you send data in binary, with specific binary sets for "Start transmission" and "End transmission"
>>24061138i think that's probably one of the first things they tried
>>24060975Psychic powers don't care about the laws of physics. Rho combines space and time into spacetime, and then manipulates it, and then separates them again. Yup.
>>24061138Yes. Because they haven't tried that.First, there is no way to tell if a particle is entangled without knowing the state of the particle it is entangled with. Second, with our current understanding, you can't control the alteration caused or cause them not to change as they will, thus you can't use it to send messages. Research it dude, you'll get a far better explanation for why it doesn't work than I can give you.>>24061132They work on ExaLogic.
>>24061173Which should be really easy. You can use temperature, pressure, electro-magnetic fluxuations, ect. to denote the "settings"All it would take is two machines that can both cause and detect the specific effect. Which is the difficult part, admittedly.
>>24061218I think for the purpose of the quest, quantum entaglement simply means that a pair of entangled routers are effectively two halves of the same computer, attached to other things at either end, and in different locations.
>>24061319It may be safest for the more technically minded of us' mental health to just accept exa's explanations
>>24061330Yeah, so long as we don't start dating Nissy or Asmodeius we should be fine.
>>24061230Do your research. Really, do it. Because if you're right that it should be 'really easy' you have half a dozen fucking Nobel Prizes waiting for you to collect them. Bell State correlations while you can transfer quantum information between them at superliminal speeds you are unable to transfer classical information with them. It's not a "oh we'll just make it spin this way and send information that way to the qubit on the other side".
>>24061412If you can artificially bind two particles together, and create/observe ANY effect on them, it can be used to send information as binary. If you get to the point that you can manipulate particles enough to bind them, you are able to observe, isolate, and affect them.
>>24061412i wish it was that easy that would be fucking cool
>>24061461>First, there is no way to tell if a particle is entangled without knowing the state of the particle it is entangled with.I don't think you're getting this, dude.
>>24061482Observation. Entangling can work on things visible to the naked eye.
>>24061319>>24061132Here's the thing about the nature of science fiction.If the technology in it was possible enough to explain in a way that it would work, then we would *already have invented it*. Most of the time, at least. that's why I'm saying that PsiQ's setting is so subtly different from our reality, because it's one where classical information *can* be transferred through two bound particles, and one where molecules can be bound and seperated by specific-frequency sound waves, and one where there's a type of particle that bends the fabric of *space*.
>>24061523>molecules can be bound and seperated by specific-frequency sound waveschemical bonds can be created and destroyed by specific-frequency sound waves
>>24061461Do your fucking research. How much do you actually know about Quantum Mechanics? I fully admit that I'm not an expert, my understanding isn't complete in the least, that you should research it yourself, and so on, you on the other hand are saying that something that people who spend their lives researching ought to be 'easy' and are saying things directly counter to their findings. Do you have a fucking PhD in your closet and a Nobel Prize waiting for you due to upturning the nature of Quantum Mechanics or are you just using your intuition and how you feel it should work to spout off instead of actually looking it up.
>>24061552Do you have knowledge of future scientific discoveries? Just because our current (Flawed) understanding doesn't allow for it, doesn't actually mean it's impossible. It means we can't do it until someone stumbles upon something that forces a rewrite of the laws of physics, which, historically speaking, happens quite often.
>>24061552Dude, not that anon, but calm your tits. It's Science-Fiction, not Science. It could work, so it does.
>>24061610I'm fine with the Sci-Fi stuff, I already said that these ones work on ExaLogic, I've been chatting about actual Quantum Entanglement and the misconceptions this guy seems to have about it.>>24061601It does happen, but you've obviously not done any real research on the subject by saying that it's easy, and all the rest of your comments have shown that you really don't know this subject in the least. Instead of just saying "if we can bind them we can easily isolate them and fuck with them to transfer classical information" why don't you go read up on the myriad hurdles for that. Learn about Quantum Spin, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, the various No-Go theorems and so on, if you research it you'll find that all of your "clever" solutions to this have been tried and don't work.
>>24061814Don't work until a breakthrough that could happen sometime in the next 300 years. It could happen tomorrow even (Not likely, but possible). And "easy" is relative, as are all high-level physics.
>>24061891Have you actually done any research on this? An answer on this question would be appreciated.Or are you just saying that your incoherent ramblings on a subject you don't understand might be right because physics sometimes learns new things and gets turned upside down? Once again, do your fucking research on a subject like this before yammering about it. It'll keep you from looking like an idiot.
>>24061999Did you do your research on Exabyte's lack of /sci/ combined with 300+ years of quantum physics research? Because it doesn't look like it.
>>24062050I've already stated that I'm fine with ExaLogic, he happily admits that he can't into /sci/ and uses technology as a story element. I'm annoyed at you, because you have no idea what you're talking about and try to say that stuff should be easy, or that it's actually possible or that you shouldn't bother actually researching these things and can say whatever the fuck you want about stuff you don't know about instead of researching a bit and seeing that the exact ideas you have that you think ought to allow for superliminal communication have been disproved.
PsiQuest scientific minutiae - srs fuckin' bsns.
>>24062142Anon, I think you are the only one here talking about real life. Everyone else is heftily in fantasy.
>>24062142And you're saying it's not possible by relying on our current understanding. How do you KNOW that there's not really a way to make an observable effect? You don't. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it can't. And because no one currently knows how to do it, no one can claim whether or not the theoretical effect causing phenomena is easy or difficult to produce.
>>24062226It is when someone is obviously ignorant of a subject they yammer about while they say it should be easy to do the impossible.>>24062238Stop trying to hide your ignorance of a subject behind "but we don't know it's actually impossible things might change". When you actually know nothing about a subject like you obviously do, you shouldn't go on about it like an idiot and claim that things people have tried, investigated, and determined not to work are perfectly possible and 'easy'. You're an idiot.
>>24062142>taking Scifi too seriouslysuspension of disbelief learn it
>>24062323You've admitted that you know nothing either. Wikipedia isn't reliable, you know.
>>24062323Impossible by... MODERN UNDERSTANDING. Modern understanding is not perfect. There could be a way to do it. It might even be easy.
>>24062348I've admitted that I'm not an expert. There's a clear difference between that and not knowing anything about a subject. >>24062365Read the last part of the post again until it clicks.
>>24062395So because modern scientists can't do it, it cannot be possible (or easy) to do?It wasn't possible to fly, either. Until someone did it. Now it's pretty easy to get something into the air and keep it there. The same thing could happen with quantum entanglement.
>>24062430Except those are two entirely different kettles of fish.
>>24062430I once again direct you to the latter part of >>24062323.Actually research the subject before spouting off about it. Don't try to use "Modern Science doesn't know everything" as an excuse for presenting bullshit on a subject you know nothing about as possible or fact.
>>24062458Not really. Saying it's impossible just because we can't do it now just makes you look stupid when someone finally does it.
>>24062487I've looked at the wikipedia page, so I know just as much as you. And the last part of that is saying it can't be done by modern scientists. There's no actual proof that it can't be done at all. Just that all attempts have been failures so far.
>>24062430I know, right? I build jet fighters in my back yard all the time. Time travel is easy as well, it's just most plebs don't know how to do it. That stupid 'current understanding of physics' fucker better watch out when I fire a couple of missiles into his house three hours ago.
>>24062527I build paper airplanes and model kits that fly all the time. Those model kits would have absolutely floored anyone from before the Wright brother's time. It'd probably floor them too, actually.
>>24062525If you knew as much as me you wouldn't be spouting off bullshit like this or defending your ignorance of a subject by saying that it might be possible in the future.
>>24062575And you wouldn't be shouting that it can't be done because it hasn't been done so far.
>>24062586I am not that guy, but, some things are impossible. Moving faster than the speed of light, for instance.
>>24062616Tell that to NASA.
>>24062554>The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan. Certainly, manufacture of paper on a widespread scale took place in China 500 BCE, and origami and paper folding became popular within a century of this period, approximately 460-390 BCE.>For over a thousand years after this, paper aircraft were the dominant man-made heavier-than-air craft whose principles could be readily appreciated, though thanks to their high drag coefficients, not of an exceptional performance when gliding over long distances. The pioneers of powered flight have all studied paper model aircraft in order to design larger machines. Da Vinci wrote of the building of a model plane out of parchment, and of testing some of his early ornithopter, an aircraft that flies by flapping wings,and parachute designs using paper models. Thereafter, Sir George Cayley explored the performance of paper gliders in the late 19th century. Other pioneers, such as Clément Ader, Prof. Charles Langley, and Alberto Santos-Dumont often tested ideas with paper as well as balsa models to confirm (in scale) their theories before putting them into practice. The most significant use of paper models in aircraft designs were by the Wright brothers between 1899 and 1903.Yeah, the Wright Brothers would be real impressed by your paper plane.
>>24062648>I can quote wikipedia!Congratulations. The point still stands that it was fucking impossible to get a human into the air despite how many attempts were made. And then someone figured it out, and now it's easy enough that there are commercial enterprises that onyl do that, and every military that's even close to modern has flying machines that easily surpass the speed of sound.
>>24062627That is not moving faster than light. That is moving the space you occupy.
>>24062686And yet this changes nothing about the fact that "But Science Might Change" is not a proper excuse for spouting ignorant bullshit about a subject you don't know anything about.
>>24062686Yes. And they do it with complex mathematics and engineering to get around the problem, and not by "oh, just don't hit the ground, it's easy", which is the sort of thing you were saying.
>>24062717Same result. You get there before the light representing the event of your departure does.
>>24062736Yes, it's the same result, but entirely different principles. You are not travelling faster than the speed of light.