>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest>Behind you, Einstein hovered. You could check his data at any time, you knew: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8Your name is Heather Leery, and you're tired, having gone to sleep almost twenty two hours ago, and spent quite some time practicing photokinesis. As it was, you could very slightly bend light, and with a little bit of focus and effort, create small beams of light.And, of course, there was the most important and relevant thing to you right now. Alex's parents were awake and alive.You looked down at Alex's message again. <... My parents are awake.>"Well." Manus said- he had the same message on his tablet. "This is going to be interesting."He limped to his feet. "Though it's almost dinner time. Do you want to come with me while I go greet them? I'm sure that some of the information they have might be relevant to you."
>>25053348"What kind of question is that? Of course I'm coming."Also let's practise bending all the wavelengths while going.Start small, a degree or so.Because everything is much more useful than simply visible
>>25053348"Yes, I'm coming along, I would offer to lessen the load on your leg but I'm very tired myself."message to Alex: <Oh my way, Manus is too.>
>>25053348"indeed it is. I'll come with, we did rescue them after all."While on the way, "Hey, is there any salvage from the Demiurg ships I could grab?"
>>25053348Help Manus along with TK.
"Yes, I'm coming along." You say. "We did rescue them after all."He started limping, and you followed."I'd offer to lessen the load on your leg, but I'm very tired myself.""Well, this isn't the first time I've needed to use a crutch before." He said, and swung his cane as he walked.<Oh, by the way, I'm coming, and Manus is too.> You message Alex.<Yeah, I know. I told him too.>"Hey, is there any salvage from the demiurg ships I could grab?""No, I don't think so." Manus said. "The UPA military keeps all that sort of stuff.You made your way to Surya's hangar, and there was Devourer, sitting in the corner- And then Alex's parents. His mom had bright blonde hair, was unnecessarily muscular, and his father was bald and weedy."Hello." His father- Scott, you think he was called- said. "Alex has told us in... general terms what's been going on."His wife sighed, and took a seat on the floor."I'm guessing you three have questions."
>>25053578"I dunno, if I woke up after being killed I'd probably start asking questions."
>>25053578"If it isn't to much trouble, I can sort of guess at why, but how did you end up taking Alex from ArmaTek?"the near accident on the way to the theater is also high on my list of questions
>>25053578"not really, I've kind of extrapolated the how the why and the wherefor, just came to see if you were alright."
>>25053578"We'll start with the easiest. How are you feeling?"
>>25053645>this was mewe should ask them how they're feeling first.
>>25053578"How are you feeling?""Is there an afterlife?"We did promise to find out for Omni. Lambda got away with the excuse that he didn't really die but these two definitely did.
>>25053578"Eh. Just give me the rundown."
"I dunno. If I woke up after being killed, I'd probably start asking questions.""How did we die-" Alex's mom - Marle, you remembered- said."-And how we came back," Scott responded. "Both of which that ... fellow answered for us." He said, with a nod to Devourer. "ArmaTek figured out where we were, it seems.""Well, we'll start with the easiest. How are you feeling?""I have a headache. Migraine," Marle said. "And my lungs aren't the best right now. My limbs are sore.""Yep," Scott responded. "Pretty much.""If it isn't too much trouble, I can sort of guess at why, but how did you end up taking Alex from ArmaTek?""When they started treating him like a thing instead of a person," Scott said. "I'd never been in a gunfight before that day, but I've gotten good at it, since.""Except the time you got shot, dear. In the head. And died.""... Except that time, yes.""Essentially," Marle said. "Us two were the only colleagues that saw... through pariah to Alex. We knew how Davidson would react when he found out about him, so we didn't have much time to get him out of there."Alex got to his feet, and pulled his mother into a tight hug. She giggled, and ruffled his hair."And is there an afterlife?""If there is," Scott said. "It's a lot like having your head slammed in a car door."
>>25053726"Ouch. Can I get you anything to drink or eat?"
>>25053726"the night we were going to the theater I stopped the car before it crashed, did... you do something to make me forget?">we are going to dish out some hugging after this.
>>25053726"That's...good to hear. It can be challenging, at times, when he does his thing."
>>25053726"Speaking of that, can you tell me about the car crash? I don't really remember much."
>>25053726"sounds like it sucked..."wander over the the devourer"you alright man? or did Helios (pet nearest ship component) give you enough energy for the job?"
>>25053726"Good job, Devi."
>>25053797I'm thinking it's more challenging for us because we're his antithesis. Other people have trouble but it doesn't look like they have to roll will saves to not murder him.
"Speaking of that, can you tell me about the car crash? I don't really remember much.""... That was complicated," Scott said. "We'd heard Armatek were working on developing more... psions, and then a few days later, there was that storm and that crash. Obviously telekinetic, and we got... Unnerved. I'm sorry, Heather, I wasn't thinking. I'd assumed that you were changed, or something...""Basically, the crash spooked us," He added."... Did ... you do something to make me forget?" You ask."What? Of course not!" Marle said. "You were just a kid, back then... We wouldn't have done anything to you."You turn to Devourer. "Good job, Devi. You alright?""Tired. For the first real time." He said. "It's slightly difficult to sustain myself. Must use effort."
>>25053862>best friend turns out to be our natural enemy>suffering
>>25053882"If you need any energy, feel free to plug into Surya."
>>25053882"You want something to eat? Or are you just going to hug Helios some more?"
>>25053882"Ah, alright. I just couldn't remember and I thought you might have done some light hypnosis or something.""Speaking of, we've managed to rescue the other kids you were talking about though."
>>25053882Devourer: "have a good rest, maybe some food?" - not people of course.Parents: "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to sound accusing. Would you like to eat something or maybe rest?"
>>25053882need some food? a nap? a few hours to meditate?
>>25053882"Get some rest, you deserve it. Or energy. Whichever you want.""Well, yeah. Prometheus' proximity caused my psionic powers to grow in power due to... well, Pariahity. It was a self-defence mechanism of sorts. Likely why Ellie's so good at slipperying out of psionics."
"If you need any energy, feel free to plug into Surya. You want something to eat?""Energy is not what I am missing." It said. "Rest is what I need. Unconsciousness.""Yeah, get some rest. You deserve it.""Very well." It said- and dwindled, until it was a small, brown creature. It had fur... and was almost shaped like a furry frog. It hopped up onto your shoulder, and closed his eyes, curling up.You turn to Marle. "Alright. I just couldn't remember, and I thought you might've done some light hypnosis or something. I didn't mean to sound accusing.""It's alright." She said, and gave you a smile. "Speaking of, we've managed to rescue the other kids you were talking about.""Did you?!" She asked, eyes wide. "That's splendid!"She pulled you into the hug with Alex.Behind all of you, Manus took a seat, simply waiting.
>>25053994"This is Manus, one of our badass scientists here at the (temporarily moved) Institute.""Don't worry, everyone is well taken care of, Max helped make sure of that."
>>25053994"So, uh, does ArmaTek have a main base somewhere that we can blow up?"
>>25053994lambda was a bit of a trick, but Damien got him out. now I think the good doctor has some questions for you...and I've been up all day and night being shot at, caught in explosions and flipping the bird at Armatek so I'm gonna go catch some sleep..."
>>25053994"You'll probably meet them if you're sticking around here for the next couple of weeks."
>>25054043What time is it even?
>>25053994"Unless there's something I'm forgetting, that's basically all of my questions answered."
>>25053994"Armatek still isn't going down quietly. We're confined to the station now because every time we go out we're attacked. You'll probably have to stay as well."
>>25054077Manus said it was dinner time.
>>25054077time to fall down unconscious, soon.I'm waiting for that small lull in activity that'll ship us off to lala land. Then we'll wake up to full scale war going on around us.
"So, uh, does ArmaTek have a main base somewhere that we can blow up?""I'm afraid there isn't, or we'd put quite a lot of explosives in there." Marle said."That'd be too easy." Alex added."Unless there's something I'm forgetting, that's basically all of my questions answered," You say. "This is Manus, one of our badass scientists here at the temporarily moved institute.""I think I've heard of you..." Scott said. "With the military?""That was a lifetime ago." Manus said. "Back before my PHD. But I'm pretty much here to offer you two jobs.""What kind of jobs?" Marle asked."Research. Of the psionic variety. We don't have enough people that know enough about this sort of thing, and you two might as well be experts.""... I don't know..." Scott said.
>>25054188"It really isn't a bad deal, when you think about it. You get to be around your son, help out potentially a lot of people, and you'll be safe as well."
Rolled 54>>25054188"awww come on, pleeease?"maximum pout
>>25054188you should see what they pay me to train what I'd probably be doing my self once I learned to us my powers
>>25054188"Trust me, not the ArmaTek kind."Use the military grade pout
>>25054188"There's no ethical concerns if you work here. We get payed and we're not made to do our powers unless we want to. The only time we get hurt from it is if we brain damage ourselves."
>>25054210"...well, relatively safe, we were attacked by the demiurge yesterday, but the doc, Anna, the Marines and I all sent them packing..."
>>25054188"You were interested in it before, and this time it's humane! You'll probably have to stay on the station for protection until Armatek is dealt with anyway."
>>25054188"The institute does things very differently from ArmaTek, we get free run around, they provide schooling, we receive wages just for *being* here.""ArmaTek might think you're dead and we won't try to stop you from leaving, but i believe you two could do a lot of good here."
"It really isn't a bad deal. It's not the ArmaTek kind, and there's no ethical concerns if you work here. We get paid, and we're not made to do our powers unless we want to. The only time we get hurt from it is if we brain damage ourselves.""Which might actually be impossible for some of us," Alex added."And they provide schooling," You add. "You were interested in it before, and this time it's humane!""Alright!" Marle said, and gave you and Manus a thumbs up.Scott shrugged. "What she said.""Alright." Manus said. "I'll go introduce you to Max. But first, do you two need anything? Food, something to drink?""I think we're fine." Scott said. "Devy-kun healed us up with food in our stomachs." Marle said."... Devy-kun?" Alex asked."Yep!" She said, and giggled."Alright. I'll take you guys to Max. He's essentially everyone's boss, but that's because he's the alpha dog.
>>25054357"Wolf, you mean."
>>25054357"Yep! Do you want me to come with? I'm a bit tired after the light beams, so I might get some sleep."
>>25054357"Cool. Cool cool cool. You can have dinner with us as well."
>>25054357"is there any class tomorrow manus?"(don't wait for a reply)"no? wonderful I'm gonna go pass out now, the adrenaline fairy is presenting her bill and I feel like sleeping till tomorrow evening..."
>>25054357"More importantly, you have to meet Alex's new girlfriend!"
>>25054422It's Sunday tomorrow, isn't it? Of course there's no class.
>>25054427Oh shit, this, haha.
>>25054357"Wolf actually, it would be best if you refer to him as such.""sadly, I haven't slept for nearly twenty two hours so I'll need to sleep... soonish"hope we don't don't hurt our self on our way to meet the floor.
>>25054437"we've been attacked, shot at, I've been in a nuclear explosion, and been in visual range of 2 bubble drives colliding at full speed forgive me if I forget some of the details...."
"He's a wolf, actually." You say. "Do you want me to come with?""No, that's alright." Manus said."More importantly, you have to meet Alex's new girlfriend!"Marle's eyebrows rose, and a light entered her eyes.Alex bolted."Is there class tomorrow, Manus?" You ask. "No? Wonderful, I'm gonna go pass out now. The adrenaline fairy is presenting her bill, and I feel like sleeping 'til tomorrow evening..."And then light dimmed, and you closed your eyes, curling up.When you wake up, you were in an unfamiliar bed in an unfamiliar room, and Summer was there, snoring on top of you, loudly. Einstein chirped, signalling a new tip of the day;>http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8And you were completely, utterly starving, you realized.
>>25054682"Mmmm. New room, same fluffy."Gently TK-lift the fuzzball off, slide out, and lower her back down.
>>25054682lift the fluffy and put it back down on the bed again dress quickly then follow our nose or the helpful directions any marines we can stop and ask to the mess hall...
>>25054682"Different station, same crushing tiger."Let's go hit the cafeteria. Shoot off a message to Isaac and ask what time they're doing it.
>>25054682"Are tigers edible?"NOPE GETTING FOOD
>>25054682"Hunger. Fluffy? Not edible. Minion? Not edible. Nutrients."
>>25054682Write Alex back, CC Jilly, and ask him if he's that ashamed of his girlfriend that he doesn't want her to meet his parents.And cross our fingers that we haven't missed that introduction. Because it'll be fun.
Respond to Alex's message: <If she does, I'll just tell them again.>
>>25054682Where is Devy-kun
>>25054682holding an atmosphere around us could be useful and we can spend some time with Isaac and Linmessage to Alex <It better be a joke mister! sorry if i overstepped my bounds, I'm pouting at you right now, feel guilty~! need to get food I'm starving.>
>>25054846Nah, we don't feel even slightly guilty, though he should for not telling them yet.
>>25054805>And cross our fingers that we haven't missed that introduction. Because it'll be fun.Indeed, I'd like to see this.
>>25054859I think it means>I'm pouting at you right now, so you should feel guilty
>>25054869being present would be fun but we can also retrocog it
>>25054891I meant the "sorry if I overstepped my bounds" bit.>>25054906Yeah, if we've missed it we can, but I'd rather not miss it.
"Hunger." You say, and Eye the purring, snoring summer. "Fluffy? Not edible." You turn to Einstein. "Minion? Not edible."With TK, you lift Summer and slide out from under her. "Nutrients."You get to your feet- and see a small brown sphere lying on the ground, pulsing and quaking. Devourer.So you pocket him. Might as well.Then you make your way out the room, making for the mess hall.<It better be a joke, mister!> You say. <I'm pouting at you, so you should feel guilty! If she does, I'll just tell them again!><Yeah, it was a joke. Lucky thing Jilly's still asleep, else they'd be meeting right now.> Alex responded.Inside the mess hall, there was nobody but Sigma and Lin, each eating at their own tables. You grabbed some waffles for yourself, and looked from table to table...And then a tendril shot up from your pocket, stealing your waffles and starting to eat them. Which was strange, since the sphere didn't have a mouth.So you get a second plate, and Devourer didn't eat this one.
>>25054963><Yeah, it was a joke. Lucky thing Jilly's still asleep, else they'd be meeting right now.> Alex responded.Oh good, we haven't missed it.>>25054963>And then a tendril shot up from your pocket, stealing your waffles and starting to eat them.Pour some syrup on Devourer's waffles if we haven't already. And snag some bacon for him too.
>>25054963<Pocket sized Devy-kun! Feeling less tired?>
>>25054963choices choices...can't we ask them to come to sit at the same table as us?
>>25054963"Kids these days, no tablemanners to speak of."
>>25054963if anyone asks about the tentacle we merely smile and say "nope, I'm just that happy to see you."
>>25055009>to come sit at
>>25055009We're pretty good at manifesting things these days. How about we manifest the two tables into one table, then slowly shrink that table together, so they end up sitting at the same table?
>>25054963"Sigma! Lin! How's life?"
<Pocket sized Devy-kun! Feeling less tired?><Marginally.> Devourer responded.You poured some syrup into your pocket, and heard slurping come from it, and sat down next to Lin, waving Sigma over."Sigma! Lin! How's life?""It goes on." Lin said, and chuckled. "This place is pretty awesome. After the scare yesterday, at least.""I've never been able to fight in a spacecraft before." Sigma said. "I kind of want to try making my own, now. Oh! And apparently I'm supposed to ask Omni to make something for me and Anna. You know where he is?"
>>25055111"Yeah, the artificial gravity here is a lot cooler.""I'm not sure! One second and I'll find out!"Tech ping, reply location."Hey, if you want any help building one, I'd be more than happy. Plus, I can integrate a bunch of stuff that I didn't get chance to build into Surya!"
>>25055111we probably know because we never had trouble locating people, right?
>>25055111"Not sure; one moment. Out of curiosity, what are you supposed to have him make?"Technopathically find Omni, and ask him where he's at.
>>25055160could be something Damien saw, like with Anna's pendulum.
>>25055111"I tend to know where people are even if I don't know where they are.""Lin, when are we going into space?"
>>25055111Let's try something: can we try to telepathically give Devourer some mental energy, of the type regenerated by sleeping? See if it gives him the mental equivalent of a cup of coffee.If that doesn't work, just for the heck of it try whipping up an espresso and pouring it in Devourer's pocket. Should be fun.
>>25055230That'd be hot, let the poor guy sleep.
>>25055230sleep is what he needs right now, not caffeine.
>>25055251Not *hot* espresso; cool it off to drinkable temperatore.>>25055275He got the same full night's sleep that we did, and he might enjoy the pick-me-up. But yeah, that's why I suggested the mental energy boost first.
"He's in the Wyvern's hangar." You say. "Out of curiosity, what are you supposed to have him make?""A port cap thingy for Anna's spine." Sigma said. "Something with a computer, so that I can control the computer, plug it into Anna, and see if she can jack into my mind or whatever.""Interesting." Lin said."And Lin, when are we going into space?""After breakfast, I'm thinking." He said. "I'm not very good at it, though, so I'd have Isaac teaching me too. We pretty much need to wait for him."
>>25055299"Hmm. Alright. We can all head down to Wyvern's hangar and have a cool hangout there for a couple of hours."
>>25055299"Isaac? ...Teaching?"Seconding telepathic boost for Devourer; it's worth a try just to see if we can do it.
>>25055318Were about to attemp space walking, is rather save our energy for something that matters.
>>25055299"That's a pretty interesting experiment, Sigma. Gotta be careful, though. Were you going to change your name or stick with the Sigma?"
>>25055299Lin: "You're farther ahead than me with it." Sigma: "from what I've seen, Anna plays a mean game of chess." don't elaborate further.voting against Devourer boost because we're going to need all our energy, in case the atmosphere bubble doesn't work the way we intend.
>>25055367Helping our friends doesn't matter? He's worn out because he just brought two people back from the dead.Besides, it's a useful power to have, for us and others; it's the first step towards pooling psionic reserves to do something stronger.
>>25055299"Makes sense. Wow, I'm so hungry."Get more waffles!
>>25055380I think she already decided to just stick with Sigma.
>>25055393>voting against Devourer boost because we're going to need all our energy, in case the atmosphere bubble doesn't work the way we intend.Having Robin and Sarvesh on hand would be more helpful there.
>>25055398So let him sleep like he requested.
>>25055299I'd like to see if we can transfer mental energy as well. We've never tried that before. We don't have to transfer a lot, just a little.
>>25055408me too, and we're wearing a vac-suit just in case, or our armor...
"Isaac? Teaching?""He already taught me a lot." Lin said. "The guy knows his shit.""And that's a pretty interesting experiment, Sigma. Gotta be careful, though. Were you planning to change your name, or stick with Sigma?""I didn't put much thought into it..." She said, and tapped her chin. "Well, my boyfriend thinks my name is Sara, so I might as well go with that one.""Makes sense." You say, and consume more waffle. "Wow, I'm so hungry.""You skipped dinner last night." Ellie said, skidding into the room. She was wearing a set of boots you hadn't seen her wearing before- they had omnidirectional wheels in the bottom. She skidded to a stop. "Hey, you guys!""Hey." Lin said, and gave her a grin. She flicked him on the ear and went to the kitchen, coming out with cereal.
>>25055393Guess what?You can wear something if you do the atmosphere bubble. That's right. You can wear a spacesuit.
>>25055431armor preferably, maybe leave the grenades with Omni.
>>25055447"Hey! You got the boots done as well! I'd designed them into the suit but completely forgot. Used the grappling hook yet?"
>>25055447Since we just heard it said aloud: "Sara? That's a nice name. With an h, or without?"Then manifest her a "Hello, my name is" sticker for laughs.
>>25055421By that argument, we don't have to do it with Devourer; we could try it with anyone.
>>25055447"boots working alright? encountered any difficulties?"<you two look, friendly~>>for a second there I read Ellie as Robin...
>>25055514><you two look, friendly~>Seconded.>>25055447"Hey Ellie, since the station rotates, have you ever tried letting the station do the skating for you? Head to one of the full-circle corridors, and use the suit to get yourself moving as fast as the station is turning. You'll know you're going fast enough when you start feeling lighter."
>>25055447"Hey Lin, what's your impression of Jabberwocky? He seem odd to you?"
>>25055541>"Hey Ellie, since the station rotates, have you ever tried letting the station do the skating for you? Head to one of the full-circle corridors, and use the suit to get yourself moving as fast as the station is turning. You'll know you're going fast enough when you start feeling lighter."Wheeeeee! This sounds fun.
>>25055494Sara: Sar-ahSarah: Sair-ah
>>25055447>he was wearing a set of boots you hadn't seen her wearing before- they had omnidirectional wheels in the bottom.
>>25055601Might be a regional dialect issue, but I know people named both "Sarah" and "Sara", and they both pronounce it exactly the same way. You'd never know without asking or seeing it written.
>>25055619Yeah, everyone uses the second pronunciation in my neck of the woods.
>>25055580>>25055541>This backup station doesn't rotate. It uses artificial gravity, which is why it was deemed too expensive to use as the actual station."Hey! You got the boots done as well! I'd designed them into the suit, but completely forgot.""I figured out how to take the boots out." She said. "These are really cool!""Use the grappling hook yet?""On what?" She asked. "The station is all closed up."You turn to Sigma."Sara? That's a nice name. With an h, or without?""Without, I guess." She said. "Why?"With some willpower, you stuck a 'Hello, my name is Sara' sticker to her shirt. She looked down at it, and giggled. Ellie joined in."Hey, Lin, what's your impression of Jabberwocky? He seem odd to you?""Dude's crazy." Lin said. "Wanted me to be an assassin.""Jabberwocky? That masked guy?" Ellie asked. "He was really, really familiar. But I don't know from where."<You two look friendly~!> <We aaare~> Ellie continued. <He's not rich, though, but he will be, since he's here. Also, apparently, one of the doctors want to hire me the same way, and stuff. To use me as a test subject for non-psion things.>
>>25055619Well, Sigma was grown in a space lab so who knows what accent she has. Could be a stupid question, could be valid.
>>25055614How, exactly, do you generate force, unless you've got some external means of propulsion? With bidirectional wheels, you can push with a wheel perpendicular to the direction it rolls.>>25055601>>25055634I'm having trouble hearing the two pronunciations you mean. Mind Vocarooing a sample? Phonetically, the only pronunciation I've ever heard is "sAIR-ruh".
>>25055644<Now Ellie, there's more to life than money... although I guess since I'm a millionaire that probably sounds a bit hollow coming from me.>
>>25055655>How, exactly, do you generate force, unless you've got some external means of propulsion? With bidirectional wheels, you can push with a wheel perpendicular to the direction it rolls.sci fi micro motors and nanotech
>>25055655That's the one I was referring to. Everyone around me just uses that for both spellings.
>>25055644<Good for you! You don't have to worry about school anymore. You could probably get Delta to custom build you your own ship as well. But Alex would never be able to get on it, so maybe not.>
>>25055644>>This backup station doesn't rotate. It uses artificial gravity, which is why it was deemed too expensive to use as the actual station.Awww. But we should mention it to try when we get back to the primary station.>He's not rich, though, but he will be, since he's here.<Please tell me you don't care about that kind of thing, Ellie. Priorities!>>Also, apparently, one of the doctors want to hire me the same way, and stuff. To use me as a test subject for non-psion things.<I still say they ought to have a second non-psion to compare you against.>
>>25055655Not that guy, and I've never heard anything other than sair-uh, but I imagine the sar part of sar-ah rhymes with the word "are".
>>25055644"Yeah, the guy seems pretty creepy. Maybe stay away from him."
>>25055690Likewise; that's why I'd like to hear what someone means by the first pronunciation, because I can't manage to hear it in my head from reading it.>>25055712Huh, that's not one I've ever heard of.
>>25055644<seems like a win win situation.>would it be impolite to ask Ellie if Lin is good in bed?
>>25055729Let's ping for bugs before we talk about the guy. Putting recorders around seems like the kind of thing he'd do.
>>25055644<What can you tell me about that guy who tried to kill you at *restaurant*, Lin. It may be somewhat important.>
>>25055747Yes, it would. Would that stop us?>>25055644<Let me know if you'd like to try some psionic powers. I'd be happy to imprint you with one.>
>>25055758We should have done that the moment we came to this unfamiliar station.>>25055762Seconded.
>>25055771We should start with Manus' retrocog first, since that seems to be the safest option for imprinting.
>>25055644"he's certainly more than first meets the eye." what is he doing at the moment? haven't seen or heard of him since the ArmaTek ships.>>25055762let's not talk about that in front of Ellie.
>>25055801>We should start with Manus' retrocog first, since that seems to be the safest option for imprinting.Yeah, we did promise that, and we should do it ASAP. Doesn't mean we can't offer to Ellie too.>>25055803>let's not talk about that in front of Ellie.We're talking telepathically, and in any case I don't mind Ellie knowing.
>>25055801Good call. We should go track down Manus and ask him again, since we were interrupted last time (albeit with something awesome).Before that, though, we need to find Jilly and Alex before we miss the entertainment.
>>25055831>Before that, though, we need to find Jilly and Alex before we miss the entertainment.Perhaps invite them both and Alex's parents to breakfast?
<Now Ellie, there's more to life than money.> You say. <Though since I guess I'm a millionaire, that probably sounds a bit hollow coming from me.>She giggled. <It's low on the priority list.> Ellie said. <And it was a joke.><Anyway, good for you! You should! You don't have to worry about school anymore.><Yeah... But what about my shuttle qualification?> Ellie asked. <I mean, I could skip the rest of those classes and go do the test after this, because of the way that works, but I don't want to mess up.>You turn to Lin.<What can you tell me about that guy who tried to kill you at restaurant, Lin.> You ask.<It's not important.> Lin said.<It may be somewhat important.> you continue.<He was nobody important, and not big enough to have the resources to come after us.> Lin said. <And he's definitely not smart enough to find us.><Is Lin good in bed?> You asked, and Ellie coughed on her cereal.<W-well, he's.. shy. We haven't done it yet.> She said.You cast out, and search for bugs, but there wasn't any- there was the camera, though, and you knew that had an audio recorder."He's certainly more than first meets the eye." You say, and consider how you'd find him-But you aren't sure. You don't quite know where he is.
>>25055857Go find Jilly and Alex.
>>25055857Must be part of his own psionics.
>>25055857Let's not let paranoia ruin our day.
>>25055857<I've seen three futures in which Jabberwocky kills you Lin, stick close to someone, and don't be alone around him.>
>>25055857<Well, if there's anything else you need to learn, you could probably ask me, or better yet, Anna for shuttle lessons, then take the test over the extranet like I did.>
>>25055744My mic's being shitty at the moment, but yeah. First syllable rhymes with are, car, bar, etc.From googling it looks like it's just a UK thing.
>>25055857Do we know where Manus, Alex, Scott, or Marle is?
>>25055857that's never happened before, possibly his own psionic interference."Alex's parents are alive and well, if a little sore, and they agreed on getting a job at the institute!""I also blabbed about Alex and Jilly's relationship so that will be fun."
>>25055910Let's not tell him that, in case he does something stupid like goes to confront him, and causes it to happen.
>>25055921OK, now that you say UK, I can kinda hear it in a certain British accent. Makes sense, thanks!>>25055910Yes, she deserves to know that, and that Damien is keeping an eye on her futures to make sure it doesn't happen.
>>25055923Have we ever been able to find Alex mentally? I don't think we can. The others should be easy enough, though; let's.
>>25055935>Yes, she deserves to know that, and that Damien is keeping an eye on her futures to make sure it doesn't happen.>heryou have the gender wrong unless theta is in the room
>>25055910we don't know enough about the events, telling him now could turn very bad.
>>25055935Lins a guy>>25055925We tell him not to, and have devourer play bodyguard from his pocket.
>>25055946I do, yes, sorry. Name mapping fail; this quest contains the only male "Lin" I've ever known.
>>25055963And risk Devy-kun dying?He's still recuperating.Let's not.
>>25055982I didn't mean now, when he recovers.
>>25055967it's a Chinese thing
>>25055925Not our decision to make; he deserves to know.
>>25055979Why, because she's sort of going out with him?It's not like Ellie and Lin are married or something.
>>25056027Pronoun trouble; see>>25056026instead.
<Well, if there's anything else you need to learn, you could probably aks me, or better yet, Anna for shuttle lessons.><Yeah, probably.> Ellie said. <But I'm trying to get the qualifications for *public* shuttle piloting. You guys have all the licenses for private piloting, but I wanna be able to get a job at any orbital station there is.>"Alex's parents are alive and well, if a little sore, and they agreed on getting a job at the institute! I also blabbed about Alex's and Jilly's relationship, so that will be fun.""Hehehe, Alex probably just like, ran away when that happened." Ellie said, and giggled. "He always says I scare him because of how similar I am to his mom."<I've seen-> You say, when Isaac slammed open the door."Sup." He said. "You two ready for me to teach you?""Sure." Lin said.
>>25056026What if he has a good reason for killing Lin and we just saved the Armatek infiltrator/assassin by telling him?We don't really know anything about this unlikely possible future, and telling people will just create more problems.
>>25056061Not yet, we don't want to miss the fun when Jilly and Alex's parents meet.>>25056074We don't know any more than Lin does, but I don't believe it's right to keep information about him from him. If the situation were reversed, Heather would want to know.
>>25056061"once we get the hang of it can we scare marines through the windows?"
>>25056061inhale the last of our food, then get some snacks!
>>25056061Finish the thought that was interrupted.
>>25056061"Yep."I don't think we should mention it to Lin. Mentioning it might trigger the series of events leading up to it, or it might prevent it, but we don't know.
>>25056119And not mentioning it might, too. Don't start thinking like Damien used to.
>>25056061"Yeah, let's go."I think we should keep the Lin thing private for now, until we know more about it. Damien said it wouldn't happen any time soon after all.
>>25056061"Sure. We can all head down to Wyvern's hangar. That seems to be where most people are."
>>25056102Damien's keeping an eye out. If it even actually comes close to happening, we can warn him.
>>25056134We don't know enough to make that call. Damien's got his eye on it, though, so Lin should be safe enough.
>>25056119>I don't think we should mention it to Lin. Mentioning it might trigger the series of events leading up to it, or it might prevent it, but we don't know.We have absolutely no idea what leads to those events, and until we do we shouldn't start second-guessing our actions. Tell him.
>>25056102On the other hand, our conferrence with Damien indicates it's most likely a hilariously low-probability branch, and thus likely functionally irrelevant. A worst-case scenario, as it were.>>25056061As much as I want to see Alex's mom's reaction to Jilly, yes, I think we're ready to learn
>>25056151Remember, inaction is a decision too. We know nothing about the branch where we tell Lin or the branch where we don't. So we have to decide based on other factors, such as whether he deserves to be told about futures involving him.
>>25056155Yes, I will be second-guessing your opinion of what our actions should be.Damien's keeping an eye on the situation. No need to exasperate it.
>>25056156>As much as I want to see Alex's mom's reaction to Jilly, yes, I think we're ready to learnWe can learn just as easily a little later in the day. Let's not miss the thing that'll only happen once. Retrocog isn't as good as being there.
"Sure." You say, and consume the rest of your food, grabbing up whatever shakes and biscuits you could, putting them into your pockets."Alright." Isaac said. "You guys won't need suits or anything, since I'll be here. Come on."He led you and Lin all the way to a strange room, sensors covering the walls. As you walked in, Isaac rapped a hand against a window in the side of the room, and the artificial gravity generators wound down, slowly decreasing your gravity."What we'll be doing is practice, first of all." He said. "We'll be lowering the pressure a bit, and your job is to pull all the air around you until you're back to normal pressure. Alright?""Alright." Lin said."If you're ready..." Isaac said, and rapped a hand against the darkened window again. You heard a hiss, and your ears popped, pressure getting lighter and lighter as you floated.Then, you reached out, and with your infinite hands, you... pulled...>Roll telekinetic finesse!
Rolled 19>>25056239Fuck you, air molecules..
Rolled 36>>25056239I'm given er all she's got captain.
>>25056260>>25056262>>25056263As mediocre as ever.
Rolled 48>>25056263oh dear
>>25056260>>25056262>>25056263>why can't i hold all this atmosphere?
>>25056239Suggestion for our second attempt: don't think of it as "hands", that's a crutch. Don't try to pull or grab the air, hands don't normally do that so the crutch won't work. Just *move* the air.
We're meant to be good at TK. Stupid dice.
Carefully, you pull all the air you can as close... but all you did was blow around your hair like wind. Lin curled up, and he had a small sphere of mist around him. Isaac nodded at him, then turned to you."It looks like you're missing patches. You need to pull from everything equally. Don't think of it as hands, think of it as... a shrinking bubble around you." He said.You take a deep breath...And try one more time.>Roll once more!
Rolled 80>>25056355One more time!
Rolled 28>>25056355It's a TK bubble drive, Heather.
Rolled 10>>25056355time to wear a coat of condensed air
Rolled 85>>25056355This is what we get for neglecting to train TK for so long.
Rolled 12>>25056355come on!
Rolled 76>>25056355Oh god oh god oh godDice, don't fail us now...
Rolled 86>>25056355We're destined to be shit at it, just like biokinesis.
>>25056370Well at least somebody rolled well.
oh dice, why must you be so cruel?
>>25056370That oughtta be good enough.
You vizualize a grand sphere, tightening it around you, and carefully, you pull it closer and closer, until your ears popped again. You took a deep breath, and everything felt right. Your concentration wavered a moment, and there was a loud hiss, reminding you to redouble your focus, pulling everything close."Alright." Isaac said. "Now, they're going to take more pressure from the room. You have your bubbles solid?""Yep." Lin said.You nodded, not sure if you could spare the focus to talk, holding the image of the sphere around you.Isaac rapped a hand against the window again, and there was more hissing...>Roll!
Rolled 67>>25056433Roll for brain damage!
Rolled 33>>25056433/tg/ dice
Rolled 42>>25056433Rolling to try to manifest more oxygen.
Rolled 13>>25056433the air is MINE, ALL MINE!!
Rolled 16>>25056433It can only get worse from here.
>>25056456Your pic is very very relevant to your roll
>>25056468That's lateral thinking!
>>25056468No such thing in psionics. If it works, it works.
Rolled 62>>25056433Yeah, nah.
>>25056503But constantly manifesting stuff is probably a lot more tiring than holding air with TK.
Carefully, carefully, you held things in place, pouring more and more will into it. The bubble seemed to spin, and now the mist around you, Lin, and Isaac were much more noticable."Alright..." He said. "Continue to hold it as long as you can, okay? Close your eyes if you need to."Lin closed his eyes, as did you, still with pressure around you, and there was suddenly a loud hiss- and the utter cessation of sound.You opened your eyes again- and in front of you was space itself. You didn't have a suit.You didn't have anything. You were naked against the stars, the hundreds of thousands of billions of suns in front of you. It wasn't being projected, or showing you a video feed, and you weren't seeing it smogged up like glass. You felt...Awed, was the word.Isaac's bubble shrunk a fraction, and two tendrils of it reached out you you and lin."Can you hear me fine?" He asked. "Just... keep focusing for as long as you can. When one of you lose concentration, I'll make sure you'll be fine. Just try not to panic.">Roll, as well as whatever you'd normally post.
>>25056521Constantly, yes. But forming a bubble and filling it might be easier than shrinking a bubble and pulling air along with it. Worth a shot; different things work for different people.
Rolled 18>>25056534Rolling for level of awe.
Rolled 49>>25056534Hold out a hand, and look at the stars between fingers. Soak in the wonder.
Rolled 56>>25056534"This is pretty weird, bro. I doubt I could keep up the level of focus needed."
Rolled 17>>25056534it's beautiful I wish I'd done this with you before.
Rolled 28>>25056534Try to move, very slowly.
Rolled 89>>25056534"No matter what, we'll always be just another speck of nothing compared to the vastness of space."
Rolled 49>>25056534Ugh god damn all the radiation hitting us can't be good for our health.
>>25056561>"This is pretty weird, bro. I doubt I could keep up the level of focus needed."No. Just, no.
Rolled 1>>25056574Isaac's got it covered. Couldn't hurt to mention that out loud. "I assume that you're taking care of the deadly cosmic rays right now, to keep this on easy mode for us?">>25056534Take advantage of the unparalleled opportunity to conceptualize space, time, gravity, and psionics, as one grand system that all works together.
Rolled 16>>25056534You listen up, universe.There's an atmosphere bubble around us, whether you like it or not.
>>25056603Not in first 6, phew.
>>25056603...well, there's that. Time for explosive decompression I guess.
>>25056603Looks like we're being treated for space exposure now. Unless the 6 rolls thing applies.
>>25056534"How did we get out here?"
>>25056603aaaand, we're fucked.
>>25056615I thought it was first 8.
>>25056615>>25056619Here's hoping it does.
>>25056628Nope, but since this is a continuous maintenance thing, it might be unusual.
>>25056574We need to get our photokinesis to a useful level so we can be solar powered. Gaining energy is a lot better than gaining cancer.
>>25056636Luckily we have so many bad rolls we probably failed before we even get to the crit fail.
>>25056642I like this, what is pyonics but using energy to do what we do, and all sun light is, is energy
>>25056642That sounds fun!
"This is pretty weird, bro." You say. "I wish I could keep up the level of focus needed.""You seem to be doing it now, fine." He responded. "Lin, here's a little more air. You need enough of an atmosphere to make sure you don't get too radiated.""Right, sorry." He said, as Isaac's bubble shrank a bit, and Lin's filled out."Heather, you're fine. Now, you guys should definitely be careful with this." He said. "Not just go out for joy rides until you're ready, and you'll need a lot bigger bubbles than I do."He banged his hand against the window again, and the hatch closed shut. The room stayed unpressurized, but you felt significantly safer than you did before. Still, you held it there."Now, we pretty much chill here." Isaac said, and still, you held your focus, trying to hang onto it at some level."Either of you want to play some Futurecraft?" Lin asked, and held up his personacom."That's a perfect idea. Sucks that I'm shit at the game." Isaac said, and readjusted his glasses.
>>25056663Walk around, slowly, to make sure we can do that.
>>25056663"I happen to be an expert myself" just not at winning.
>>25056663>>25056603>Take advantage of the unparalleled opportunity to conceptualize space, time, gravity, and psionics, as one grand system that all works together.Roll aside, that sounds like a plan.
>>25056663"S'okay, I'm pretty bad at it as well."
>>25056663About how big is the radius of our bubble?
>>25056707>You need enough of an atmosphere to make sure you don't get too radiatedA few miles.
Rolled 28>>25056663let use knowledge to win futurecraft
>>25056729welp there goes exabyte's /sci/ cred once again
>>25056749>implying he ever had one
>>25056729Obviously not, given the room we're in. So yes, we're getting irradiated unless there's some extra shielding involved or someone is helping with psionics there. Isaac must be blocking radiation when he goes on his sojourns.But no, I more wondered about the volume of air.
>>25056745that or our "technopathy" use of psionic assets isn't cheating in my book
>>25056663You know, I want to try using our nottechnopathy on something nonmechanical. <Hey Max or Doc M, think you can find me something to try nottechnopathy on, needs to be old, with history, or made by hand. The more the better.>Good to test multitasking while doing this too.
>>25056745Let's not; it's very intensive and we don't want to lose focus on our bubble.
>>25056749>>25056764I wonder if Exa would get more annoyance or laughs if he posted some of this stuff in /sci/ ?
>>25056805He'd get a pile of quick corrections.
>>25056749I'm going with we fused a some oxygen into our own little ozone layer without realising it because psionics.
>>25056816Ozone doesn't block radiation better; rather the reverse, it exists because radiation turns O2 into O3.
>>25056663Gasp."Somebody I can actually beat? Yes!"
>>25056729>>25056707conceptual pillars, Issac thinks this works so it does science be damned.
>>25056842He's still having us maintain pressure and oxygen rather than telling biology to fuck off, so oxygen matters. I'm curious what volume of air we have to work with here.
>>25056729>I-it's a side-effect of the telekinesis, combined with the way it goes from no atmosphere to all the atmosphere.>Also, radiation is one of the ways that PsiQ's setting works drastically differently than ours, just as quantum mechanics is different in a way that allows for FTL communication.>In other words, cheap handwave."S'okay." You say. "I'm pretty bad at it, as well."Some time later, you'd barely scraped out a win, your adoromatons crushing Lin's terracotta army, and Isaac's standard human warrior fare- you think they were called the Imperial Guard or something.Isaac just sighed, and rolled his eyes. "Told you guys I sucked.""Well, I'm not bad either." Lin said- he was sweating visibly now, beading on his forehead. "I've won money on this, It's just that... well... it's hard to focus doing a Trick at the same time as playing..."Suddenly, he let out a breath, and his bubble popped, air bursting into the room again. Isaac chuckled, and banged on the window one more time. The room hissed, and air filled it again. Your bubble was still there, almost, in the back of your mind... You could keep it there, almost subconsciously, now. You let go of it, and it popped easily. You were rather sure you could reform it easily.
>>25056866Try it again in atmosphere. See if we can produce about 1.3 atmospheres worth of pressure in a bubble.
>>25056824Ozone blocks different wavelengths to the ones normal oxygen absorbs to create it. It blocks the ones that cause the most damage to us.
>>25056866hey lin can you demonstrate your wallpass power? I'd like to use knowledge on it to see how it works
>>25056866sounds like maybe we can get better if we sustain our powers longer?might be worth a shot with telepathy.>sleep will overtake me now>good night
>>25056884Sounds good, it would be practice at using psionics more subtly, and it would also be potentially useful; psionic pneumatics.
>>25056866Why don't we find out if we've missed the Meeting of the Parents?
>>25056913Definitely. But we can practice>>25056884along the way.
>>25056911>psionic pneumaticsFun idea. If we can pressurize air, we can compress it and form a tank around it.
>>25056906>sounds like maybe we can get better if we sustain our powers longer?Sounds like. We should try that experiment on a few other things, like lightbending.
>>25056866"So I only won at Futurecraft because I'm better at telekinesis than you. I can't feel smug about that!"
"So I only won at Futurecraft because I'm better at telekinesis than you. I can't feel smug about that!""You can feel smug about being better at telekinesis than him." Isaac offered, and you gave him a grin."Hey, Lin, can you demonstrate your wallpass power?""Not right now." He said, taking deep breaths. "I'm exhausted. Maybe later."You nod, and thank Isaac on your way out of the room, making your way to Jilly.You take a deep breath, and decide to see if you could change pressure even more, with telekinesis, while you walk...>Roll Barokinesis!
>>25056866"Oh my goodness, I won!"
Rolled 83>>25056973Haven't seen a 100 in a while.
Rolled 98>>25056984TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT
Rolled 90>>25056973No pressure to pressurize, or anything.
>>25056984>>25056994>>25056997>>25056998We've so got this.
>>25056994>>25056997Well, damn, I don't care which one actually applies. That's a damn nice roll.
>>25056983>>25056984>>2505699483 and 98? Yeah, we understand Barokenesis up down and sideways.
Easily, you pull pressure around you, and your ears popped as you felt something pressing against you. Your breaths counted for more, and your body started to feel rather strange, so you... pushed out, a little, creating a second bubble inside of that, where your pressure was perfectly normal. That way you walk, with strange mist circling around you, when you almost run into Jilly in the hallway, as she left her room."Hey!" She said, grinning. Then she stuck her tail into the extra atmosphere bubble. "This is easier to breathe, like this. What's up?"
>>25057063"Hey Jilly! I'm just practicing my telekinesis. Also, I want to be there when you meet Alex' parents. For reasons."
>>25057063"Hey Jilly, have you met Alex's parents yet? They woke up a little while ago."
>>25057063"Isaac just taught me his atmosphere bubble trick, I was practising. Have you met Alex's parents yet?"
>>25057063"Just practicing!"Do a laser halo and angel wings.
>>25057111I wonder fi we could make hardlight
>>25057063"I just got through practice with Isaac and Lin, holding an atmosphere while in space. Once I could do that, holding a bit more atmosphere while in atmosphere is pretty easy. I was thinking about doing some pneumatics with psionics, but helping a friend feel more comfortable is an even better reason to do it. You should practice with Isaac so you can do it yourself, but until then why don't I accompany you for a bit and help you feel more comfortable? You've got an important meeting today, after all."And now we have a reason to be there.
"Just practicing!" You say. "Isaac taught me his atmosphere bubble trick." "Oooh." She said."I was thinking about doing some pneumatics with psionics, but helping a friend feel more comfortable is an even better reason to do it. You should practice with Isaac so you can do it yourself, but until then why don't I accompany you for a bit and help you feel more comfortable? You've got an important meeting today, after all.""An important meeting? What kind?" She asked, and poked at your mind. "... Oh. Oh! Okay."She grinned widely, and the two of you made your way down to a secondary dining room..Where Marle, Scott, Alex... and Luna were."... Oh! Hi! Mom. What are you doing here?"Luna gave Jilly a mischevious grin. "No reason~"Marle squeaked, and pulled Jilly into a hug. "She's so cute!" She said, giddy, and smushed Jilly's face. "Isn't she cute, dear?""She is, yes." Steve said, incredibly neutrally.Luna whispered something into Alex's ear, and he turned red.
>>25057187Step 1: Try to pokerfaceStep 2: Fail to pokerface
>>25057187STEVE?I THOUGHT IT WAS SCOTT?
>>25057187<What did your mother just say, Jilly?>
>>25057187...This means there's an opportunity for Luna and Robin to meet. That much groping might cause a chain reaction and destroy the station.We should encourage it anyway.
>>25057228>SCOTT IS RIGHT.>IT WAS SCOTT.
>>25057187"Hey Luna, good to see you again.They truly are utterly adorable together. I'm not sure which one to be happier for."
>>25057212This is the perfect response.
>>25057187"Awww, c'mon Luna, anything that can make Alex blush that much deserves to be shared!">>25057238A world of this. The universe deserves to see what will happen with that much lechery concentrated into one location. For SCIENCE!
>>25057244COOL."THIS IS GOING DOWN WELL."
>>25057238Oh, this is going to be good.
>>25057238well then, there's only one thing for it...>>25057187<Hey Robin, want to see some of the most awesome boobs ever?>
>>25057238By our lewdness combined, we are, Captain Grope-it!
>>25057212Pop music has ruined this for me forever.
>>25057187>"She is, yes." Steve said, incredibly neutrally.Try to discern whether he's uncomfortable at meeting his son's girlfriend, or whether he's uncomfortable with non-humans (or with Jilly's species in particular).
>>25057238Yup. <Hey Robin, there's someone here you should meet. Want to pop in for a minute?>
>>25057256>"Awww, c'mon Luna, anything that can make Alex blush that much deserves to be shared!"This, but TK it to Luna.
>>25057309Or whether he's trying to act as a foil to his wife's, erm, eagerness.
>>25057309Or whether he's just uncomfortable with his wife's fawning and wants no part in it, like Alex.
"This is going down well." You say, and try to keep a neutral face- breaking down into a grin."She's sooo cuuuute" Marle was saying, the muscled girl lifting up most of Jilly's considerable mass to twirl her around.<What did your mother just say, Jilly?><She asked something... personal.> She said, going reddish pink, embarrassed.<Hey, Robin, want to see some of the most awesome boobs ever?><What, no, why would you do that?> Jilly asked, picking up on your communication. <whyyyy would you doooo thaaaat.><Hm? I have a mirror, you know.> Robin said. <I can already see them whenever I want.>
>>25057309Or if it's because he knows she has a penis.
>>25057324I am now imagining TK groping her in morse code.
>>25057340<No, Robin, you don't understand, they're better than MINE.>
>>25057340<Jilly's mom makes Sigma and I look like B cups at best.>
>>25057340OH SHIT.I JUST REALIZED.ALEX'S MOM IS A MUSCLEGIRL
>>25057340<Okay, how about the second best boobs?><Just trust me, ok, come and say Hi to Jilly's mum.>
>>25057340Just grin at Jilly.<Well alright Robin, if you want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity...>
>>25057340To Jilly: <Let me guess. She asked how you were in bed? And as for Robin: For Science, Jilly, for Science!>To Robin:>>25057355This, and:<Just get down here, you insufferable lech, or you'll miss your chance.>
>>25057340<Hahaha no, come on Jilly's freaking out, hurry up>
>>25057340<Robin, as lovely as your flat chest is there's a pair of tits over here that make mine and Sigma's look both small and not perky. She makes my boobs look not perky, do you understand how hard that is?>To Jilly <Details, juiiicy details. I gave you my juicy details when you asked.>
That moment everyone realizes she looks at her boobs in the mirror.......also that moment when you realize that she thinking about another Rho when she does.
>>25057397>To Jilly <Details, juiiicy details. I gave you my juicy details when you asked.>That's right, we did share our experiences with Damien. S'only fair that she share what embarassed her.
>>25057397Add to that last partI'll just ask your mom if you don't tell me!>
>>25057410Your sad is harshing my feels over here.>>25057377This.
>>25057415<You could tell me, or I could ask your mom to tell everyone.>
>>25057420Sorry, but you know she looks at herself in a mirror to feel the feels
>>25057377>To Jilly: <Let me guess. She asked how you were in bed?Heh, probably.
<No, you don't understand, they're better than *mine*> You say.There was a pamf as Robin appeared behind you, out of sight of everyone else. "Sooo cuuute~." Marle was saying. "D'aww, She's turning all red! Is she embarassed?""Yep!" Luna said, and giggled. Robin peeked around your back.<Details, juiiiicy details. I gave you my juicy details when you asked.><S-she asked which set of... me he... preferred.> She stuttered.<... Three thumbs up.> Robin said, looking over at Luna. Then she raised a hand, and did something.Luna twitched, slightly... And then met your eyes and winked.That's when you realized that, if someone didn't know Robin was here, they'd think you were the only telekinetic in the room.
>>25057466<That wasn't me, Luna!>
>>25057466BWAHAHAHAHA! Only you robin, only you.....I wonder how far she'll go with this?
>>25057466Hah, Luna thinks we're hitting on her.
>>25057466<Well, if you insist.>Do a light grope.
>>25057466Telekinetically bump robin out in the open.
>>25057466Don't telepath anything.Just empathy through sheer and utter confusion. Nothing else.
>>25057466<fyi that was robin, though you are tempting>
>>25057466><S-she asked which set of... me he... preferred.> She stuttered.<Which set of...you?>>>25057466><... Three thumbs up.> Robin said,<Unless you and Theta have been messing around again, you don't have *that* particular thumb.>>>25057466>That's when you realized that, if someone didn't know Robin was here, they'd think you were the only telekinetic in the room.That's OK, we've got the perfect revenge. <Luna, I'm flattered, but that was Robin, behind me. She's interested.>Then TK-grope her in much more *personal* places, and let her think Robin did it.
>>25057466<You are evil, Robin, you know that? What did you grope?>
>>25057525Not all the way out in the open. Just to the side a little so only Luna can see her.
>>25057466<It wasn't me, it was the phantom telegroper!>
>>25057466To Jilly: <Niiice><You're going to have to tell me the answer to that one, now> Then mentally stick our tongue out at her.Pull Robin out from behind us, and sit her on our lap.
>>25057539Jilly has more than one type of genitals. Because she can.
>>25057539><Which set of...you?>Jilly opted for both sets of bits because she couldn't pick a gender.
>>25057539><Which set of...you?>Which set of genitalia. She got both because she couldn't decide.
>>25057539>Then TK-grope her in much more *personal* places, and let her think Robin did it.Oh yes. This is going to be fun.
>>25057566>>25057571>>25057573OK, now we have to know the answer.
>>25057571>>25057573Jilly's pretty flexible; I bet Alex could enjoy both at once, if he swings that way.>>25057539>Then TK-grope her in much more *personal* places, and let her think Robin did it.Heh, let's.
>>25057583Then we can ask Alex for his opinion on whether liking futa makes you gay.
>>25057583Neither, he likes the tentacle tongue blowjobs?
>>25057613Goddamn, all these options. Alex will never get bored at least.
You just broadcast confusion to her- and she raised an eyebrow.So, telekinetically, you nudged Robin- And she vanished before she came into view. Stupid superhuman reflexes.You could swear you heard her cackling as Luna twitched again.<That wasn't me, it was the phantom telegroper!><Uh-huh.> Luna responded, and went very slightly pink. <Like there's really a phantom telegroper in the room.><... You're going to have to tell me the answer to that one, now.><I- I- um. Don't tell him I told you.> Jilly said. <He p-prefers my tongues. E-Especially the time Theta turned him female.>Marle pulled Alex into the hug, and spun the both of them about. The researcher's strength was actually kind of terrifying- the only other person that could do that was Sarvesh.
>>25057619Nobody will, we live with Theta.
>>25057613Both sets of genitals and tentacle tongues...Remind me again why we didn't spend more time in the early part of the quest trying to seduce Jilly?
>>25057619We should have gone for jilly.
>>25057632"Are you, like, a superhero?"
>>25057638Originally, she didn't have any genitals whatsoever. We helped her make a decision to get them by sharing sexytime memories.
>>25057632Well, looks like Robin is doing her best to ensure Luna thinks we're hitting on her.Not that there's anything wrong with that, per say.
>>25057632<...I think I'm jealous, now. ...Is your mother free?>
>>25057632><Uh-huh.> Luna responded, and went very slightly pink. <Like there's really a phantom telegroper in the room.><Her name is Robin. She already had teleportation, like Sarvesh, and I gave her telekenesis, which she promptly started using to grope people. I think she might actually be interested; you should return the favor if you get the chance.>
>>25057632<Alex, you're mom is totally ripped.>
>>25057665What's that you say, one night stand with Jilly's mom while we're still single?Don't mind if we do.
>>25057632<You'd be surprised. The phantom telegroper doesn't even have to be in the same room, thanks to telekinesis.>
>>25057632Luna: <There is actually, her name's Robin. She gropes everyone. Ask Alex about what she did to him when Theta turned him into a female.>
>>25057632<There actually is a phantom telegroper. Her name's Robin.>
>>25057632Raise eyebrow and grin.<...I can imagine.>
>>25057632Oh, what the hell, you only live once. Walk over and hug Luna. But make sure to tell her about Robin, so she doesn't lose out on the opportunity.
Rolled 49>>25057632<...I can sort of see why...did you warn your mom about Robin?>
>>25057669You know she's not going to buy it, right?
>>25057675Yup.>>25057679That, or get Jilly to tell Luna about Robin.
>>25057632"Isn't this just a picture perfect scene."
>>25057632Give Luna a grope with TK. <That one was me, the others were Robin.>
>>25057691Send her a mental image of Robin, and tell her she's missing out on someone who's actually interested.
>>25057632TK grope Luna.<Okay, that last one was me.>
>>25057675So damn tempting. You just don't fuck your friend's mom though.
>>25057712Robin isn't interested though, remember, Robin hasn't really been interested in anyone since Rho-clone, she just likes to grope.
>>25057632<Trust me, if I were the one groping you, you'd know it.>Then give her a whole-body chaste hug from across the room.<Now go chase after Robin, and see where it goes. You'll thank me later.>
>>25057717I doubt Jilly would care that much.
>>25057675Very tempting, but as >>25057717 says, it's a bit rude.We should tease her about it, though.
>>25057725Yeah, but the whole fun of this is that Luna would grope right back. Sweet sweet revenge on Robin.
>>25057669<Well, she's not here /anymore/.>
>>25057717That's a human convention. Nagala barely even have a concept of fucking.Hell, Luna might not even have genital transgenes, and I don't think Heather is good enough with telepathy to share sensations.
>>25057632>>25057717Let's find out.<...say Jilly, your mom is pretty hot.>
>>25057731Robins not interested, and she'd never catch her, plus there's a parent meeting right now.
"Are you, like, a superhero?""Me?" Marle asked. "No, why would I be?" She asked."She's been transgened." Scott said. "But she was freakishly strong before that.""Do you guys even lift?" Marle asked.<I can sort of see why...> You say. <Did you warn your mom about robin?><Oh, no!> Jilly suddenly said, and turned as bright green as possible, turning to her mother. Luna started giggling.
>>25057731This, though obviously Luna is otherwise occupied right now.>>25057746><...say Jilly, your mom is pretty hot.>Heh. We might discover entirely new Nagala colors.
>>25057746We did that already. When we first met Luna.
>>25057744>I don't think Heather is good enough with telepathy to share sensationsThere's another point for Jilly.
>>25057758<...Luna. I... are you free today?>
>>25057758<See, I told you.>Then TK grope her.<Okay, that one was me, you ARE pretty hot.>
>>25057758Giggle with her.
>>25057758"Does the lifting count if it's with my mind, Musclemom?"
>>25057758<Say Luna, want a tour of the station later?>Yes I am hoping this will lead to interesting situations...
>>25057731><Trust me, if I were the one groping you, you'd know it.>>Then give her a whole-body chaste hug from across the room.This, minus the chaste.>>25057781><Okay, that one was me, you ARE pretty hot.>It's worth a shot.>>25057746>Let's find out.><...say Jilly, your mom is pretty hot.>
>>25057758Go over and hug Luna."It's good to see you again, how have you been?""Diplomancing all the people?""Will you be involved with the arrival of the Valk at all?"
>>25057776><...Luna. I... are you free today?>A world of this. Let's see if she's like Robin and is only in it for the flirting, in which case it'd be amusing to see her get flustered, or if she's not, in which case, awesome.
>>25057776That's a bit too frank. Even if we are just messing around, it's too soon to just ask.
/tg/ you are so lewd!Things are moving so fast!we're going to get rejected...
>>25057823Be sure and do it subtly, although Jilly picking up on us making a pass at her mom might be funny too.
>>25057794That, plus lift her clear off the ground with TK, and pantomime lifting weights with empty hands from across the room.>>25057776Slightly too forward, even for Luna, but worth a shot.
>>25057776No. no. no.Yes.Definitely not.
>>25057758Holy shit what is going on today.
>>25057851Ah well, if it happens it happens, but I think it'll be amusing for Heather to try at least.
>>25057776Might be a little too much, let's build up to it.
>>25057853Yeah, this will be hilarious no matter how it turns out. Though however it turns out, it'll probably be hot as well.
>>25057776Please no, jesus christ.
>>25057863All the people who think that any interaction that's flirty or similar will cause permanent waifu lockout aren't here.
>>25057879That's half the fun of it; Luna is already so bluntly flirty that it would be funny to see if she would get embarassed past a certain limit.
>>25057890And it is a good thing.Once we get over this repressed outburst.
>>25057758Luna: <I don't know about Alex, but personally, I suspect I'd prefer those tongues.>
>>25057890I think it's less of an issue with Luna anyway. A lot of the people on the station seem like they'd get emotionally invested in Heather if she flirted too much, with Luna, that's highly unlikely.
>>25057796That works for subtlety; let's go with that.
>>25057776Either she's free and game for it and we get one hell of an experience, or she's just in it for the flirting and will be taken aback.Either is a win in my book. (including the intermediate option, an ensuing game of Xenophilia Chicken)
>>25057903This is good though.
>>25057916No-one can beat Heather in a game of xenophilia chicken though.Not even Luna.
>>25057903This is good though. If she's interested at all it'll show through here. If not, at least it'll be funny.
>>25057916>Xenophilia ChickenOh, that would be glorious.>>25057903Just the right amount of flirt, yeah.
>>25057903I like it.
>>25057930That's because Heather is more than willing to take the head-on collision, and enjoy every minute of it.
If Heather just sort of knows where people are, does she also know where people aren't, and won't be for a few hours?
"Does the lifting count if it's with my mind, musclemom?" You ask, and flex, trying to lift the three- And Alex had his shield up, negating everything you tried to do. You couldn't even lift Marle, with the way she was clinging to Alex so tightly.Marle shrugged. "I guess!"<See, I told you.> You tell Luna, and then reach around to her backside, taking a grip with TK. You feel nothing but tough skin.<For what it's worth, I don't quite have a butt.> Luna said, and giggled. You make your way across the room and give Luna a hug. "It's good to see you again. How have you been?""There was a minor incident with centaur calling for wargames with some nagala, but I put a stop to that.""Diplomancing all the people?""Indeed!" She said."Will you be involved with the arrival of the Valk at all?""That's for the meets and xenolinguists and stuff." She said. "You're more involved than I am."<I don't know about Alex, but personally, I suspect I'd prefer those tongues.><Oho.> Luna said, raising an eyebrow, and grinned. <You've got good taste, then.>
>>25057903Perfect. And if she responds by flirting back:>>25057796><Say Luna, want a tour of the station later?>
>>25057930Still not seeing a problem here.
This image has never been more appropriate.
>>25057967<Hey, how about I give you a tour of the new station?>
>>25057967Going to repeat >>25057796We shall have plenty of flirting time, and whether or not something sexy happens, it'll be fun all the same.
>>25057967To Alex: "Spoilsport."To Luna: <I've been a Nagala before, briefly; I know all about good taste. By the way, want a tour of the station later?>
>>25057890It's mainly because most everyone on the station is either incompatible, already repressing feelings for Heather or Anna.So a one night stand with most of the people we already know is out of the question or would be cruel.
Once you go Lunar, nothing can compare>>25057967<Well, the hydropondrics does have a good taste. I was a Nagala shortly. It was... interesting.>grumbling bleedout <and one of them wasn't a tongue.>
>>25058025Exactly, we know that it'll just be a pleasant memory for both of them afterwards, nothing more.I wonder if we can relive past sensations via retrocog...
>>25058036Does this station have a hydroponics?
Rolled 84>>25057967"and nagala have a weird sense of taste; thanks to theta I got a chance to spend time as a nagala and a centaur and tasting all the floor I'm walking on is one of the weirder experiences I've had in a while..."
>>25058025Indeed. It'd be awkward around anyone we spend extended periods of time with, especially those who would like something more, like Sarvesh. Luna, on the other hand, is a safe flirting target, and a safe fling as well if she's up for it.>>25058036Heh. We should definitely include hydroponics on the tour if she hasn't seen (and tasted) it already.
>>25057967<How about a tour of the station later, if you're sticking around for a while?>
>>25058012>To Luna: <I've been a Nagala before, briefly; I know all about good taste. By the way, want a tour of the station later?>This, and: <The hydroponics bay is delicious.>
<I've been a Nagala before, briefly; I know all about good taste.> You say. <By the way, want a tour of the station later?><Well, you know, I know the layout of this station more than you do.> She said. <I looked it over when they were starting the institute, and from what I hear, you don't know it very well.>She flashed yellow, but it looked slightly deliberate.<Want a tour of the station later?> She asked.
>>25058081<Well sure, that beats my plan to download a schematic so I could actually show you around.>
>>25058081<I'd love one. Does this station have a hydroponics bay, then? Have you tasted it? Because the one back at the primary institute is delicious.>
>>25058081I forget, what does yellow mean?
>>25058081<Oh, hoh.> Telepathically waggle eyebrows <I'd like that.>
>>25058081<I was planning on asking the cameras and station computers, but I think your offer sounds grand. I'd love to join you.>
>>25058100That's so in-character for Heather. She'd have just technopathied a map right out of the station and into her head.>>25058109Definitely recommend hydroponics, yes.
>>25058111It's standard happy.
>>25058081<I'd love one!>>>25058111Generic HappyDo remember that she's a diplomat, though, and can probably lie quite easily.
Rolled 33>>25058081<Curses, you have me at an advantage.>Know the station, everything about it. Down to the history of its parts and how they were made.
>>25058111Happy. Flashing yellow deliberately would just be a smile, I guess.
>>25058081<If this were a chess game you'd have me beat.>
>>25058130>>25058132So the question is, what emotion is she hiding behind it...
>>25058143Or a smirk.>>25058100>>25058120Yeah, Heather would have just used technopathy to pull it off. But this is better.
>>25058150Considering the lewd conversation and groping going on, I'd say it's pink underneath.
>>25058150Hope it's red/pink.
>>25058172>>25058173That's the hope.
>>25058081<Hey Luna, what do Red and Pink mean in nagala language? Jilly keeps turning it whenever I ask about her and Alex...><What's green mean?>
>>25058172>>25058173The really entertaining thing would be if we can get her to blow her cover and actually turn pink. That would be quite a victorious moment.<Have you tasted its hydroponics bay, yet? The one back at the primary station is delicious. Though I bet there are tastier things...>
>>25058199We know what they mean. Or are you trying to trip her up?
>>25058100Nthing this.>>25058109And this.
>>25058234Just saying things for the sake of saying them.
Okay guys, I really hate to be Buzzkillington here, but...let's say things get a little out of hand and Luna decides she's gonna dive on in to a big Heather-pie.What about Anna?
>>25058266We are single right now, and Luna would be a one night stand.It wouldn't really affect things with Anna, unless Anna is very very petty.
>>25058266We're not with Anna right now, and she has no right to say anything about it.
<Well, sure, that beats my plan to download a schematic so I could actually show you around.> You say. You waggle an eyebrow. <I'd like that.>"Well then!" Luna said. "I'm done embarrassing you, Jilly-""You're never done embarrassing me." Jilly responded."Right!" Luna said. "So I'm going to go show your friend around the station."There was a pause as Jilly turned bright green, as Marle snuggled with her and as Alex despaired, unable to squirm out."Noooooo." Jilly said. "Not heather!"Luna just flashed yellow again, but you saw- no, felt- a tinge of pink beneath that."Nooooooo...." Jilly said again, going quiet as Marle hugged her hard enough to squeeze the air out of her voicelung."I'm missing something." Scott said. Luna made her way out of the room, and you followed.<Have you tasted its hydroponics bay yet? The one back at the primary station is delicious. Though I bet there are tastier things...> You say.<There are.> Luna said, and fluttered her eyelashes. <There's a delicacy I should have more often than I do now...>"This way is the cafeteria..." Luna said, and slithered forward, trying to sway her hips as best she could.>End of thread!
>>25058266I'm worried about this as well.It could make her...unstable.
>>25058266What about her? Heather is single right now, Anna is working through her issues, and Heather can decide later whether to start dating Anna again (or someone else entirely) later.
>>25058289><There are.> Luna said, and fluttered her eyelashes. <There's a delicacy I should have more often than I do now...>"This way is the cafeteria..." Luna said, and slithered forward, trying to sway her hips as best she could.Well, it's official, unless one of our many enemies cockblocks us, Heather's getting some action tonight.
>>25058315Or unless Luna is teasing Heather and not actually serious. But we'll see.
>>25058329From Jilly's reaction, I suspect this isn't the first time Luna's done something like this.
Heather X Luna when?
>>25058266This is a concern of mine. Also, what the fuck is Jilly going to say? That'd be so god damn embarrassing for her.
>>25058315The question is, are we getting smut?
>>25058289I have the biggest boner right now.
>>25058369Here's hoping the Smutfags will provide.Bonus points if it ends with Heather walking into the cafeteria and Jilly accidentally picking up on the scene via telepathy....actually that would be pretty funny in the quest as well.
>>25058387You aren't the only one, anon.
>>25058358>>25058369I may or may not have already written some canon smut that I'm keeping under wraps until the quest is over. On a related note, writing from Damien's perspective is difficult as hell.
>>25058266I can't imagine she would really be bothered about it. Maybe a little, but we're not really together. We said we'd be there if she got over her issues, and we will, but having a random fling has absolutely no impact on that.
>>25058419Now we just need to find a Centaur we can have a random fling with so that if we get back together with Anna, we can do so knowing we've tried everything.
>>25058446Sarvesh is there, but he isn't exactly random fling material, he's husbando material.However, he does have a massive prehensile dick that can touch us in ways no one else can, so, I say go for it.
>>25058367She's not going to be talking so much as radiating a concentrated beam of spaghetti.
>>25058458Nah, that would be mean to Sarvesh.We could always hit on his sister.
>>25058501But she doesn't have the prehensile dick. And his brother is taken and has a kid. We'd need a new character really. And Centaurs who like humans are meant to be quite rare.
>>25058458Sure, if you want to be massively cruel. He already spent a bunch of time and had the shit kicked out of him by Anna in order to get over Heather.He's in the 'Repressing feelings for Heather' category, along with Damien, Alex and Summer.
>>25058542We can use Damien to go back to before we knew Sarvesh was husbando material, do him hard, then come back and act like nothing happened?
>>25058553>"Damien will you take me back in time so I can fuck Sarvesh without feeling bad about it?">"No."
>>25058553Huh, so that's what Heather would use time travel for."Well, you're probably all wondering why I've gathered you here today. It's to let you know that I'm going to be going away for a while... I'm travelling back in time, to have sex with every single one of you, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!"
>>25058501Pheles doesn't have a 2+ foot long prehensile cock.>>25058545Poor Sarvesh, spent his time being the best husbando, and got beaten by crazy-tits the cyborg, who messed it all up. If only Sarvy was interested in something that could end up a fling, or could end up being more depending on how stuff went with us, him, and Anna later and which way we decided to go after Anna worked her shit out.
>>25058289Feel kind of bad for Jilly now. Even as an Annafag a one-night stand isn't very worrying to me, but interacting with Jilly would be...awkward if we go on with it.On the other hand, most fun flirting in the quest so far. Oh well.
>>25058619Eh, Jilly didn't seem really really upset about it, more like "aww, mom, not again!"
>>25058545Damien isn's suppresing so much as 'is aware that there are other fish in the sea, and is thus not horribly, horribly heartbroken'
>>25058545Alex is over us. He's got the best girl in the quest now.
>>25058653It'll still be awkward as hell, but it'll be spaghetti level awkwardness, not friendship-ruining level.
>>25058693>Girl>Implying Alex isn't getting pegged all night every night.
>>25058698I am totally okay with that. Because spaghetti is always fun.
>>25058711We already got the answer to that, Alex prefers Nagala tonguejobs.
>>25058728As a female. As a male, it's probably a different story.
>>25058415Can Jilly's Penistongue still taste things?
>>25058667Yeah, not at all convinced that Damien has anything other than lust (plus liking her as a friend) for Heather. Maybe if we'd pursued him properly, but since he never showed proper romantic attraction, Heather's never treated him like she did those she thought/knew liked her properly (Sarvesh and Anna mostly) either.
>>25058711She's a girl, even if she has a dick.
>>25058711Fun fact-Alex and Nat tried pegging. Totally canon, and it's technically supposed to be out of character knowledge, but why the hell not.
>>25058762I felt bad for him when we told him we were ditching him for Anna, since it was pretty obvious that he was a little upset at how casually we cast him aside.Still, Damien's a pretty cool guy, so he got over it without causing a scene.
>>25058792Oh my. So does that mean that if Heather had ended up with Alex, he would've whipped out a big ol' strapon for her to wear.
>>25058415>On a related note, writing from Damien's perspective is difficult as hell."Which one?" would presumably be the problem?
>>25058803Maybe *eventually*.>>25058756Yes.Also, you may or may not have mistakenly used the singular form of the word instead of plural.>>25058631That's the one I'm having trouble with. The Girl x Nagala and Girl x Cyborg ones were easy, though.
>>25058794We should fall asleep in his lap sometime.A way to say sorry.
>>25058852sounds more like torture to me
>>25058843Yes, but do you have canon Girl x Centaur?
>>25058792Wait, they actually fucked? I thought Alex was just about to lose his virginity when she went all murderzombie.
>>25058446>>25058458>>25058545>>25058613Who's to say Heather isn't still considering a non-fling there?
>>25058619While I do think we kinda broke Jilly just a bit, I don't think she'll be any more bothered by it than by any of Luna's other flirting and more-than-flirting.
>>25058903The Annafags seem to have it pretty locked in unless she screws up again.
>>25058936I would laugh if after all this, Anna overcomes her issues and goes "...but still, I don't think it'll work out between us."
>>25058843Canonicity question for you: if two Centaurs fight over a mate, one loses, and the mate later turns down the winner, is there any stigma attached to a relationship between the potential mate and the loser of that contest?
>>25058953I would cheer if either Anna or Heather said that.
>>25058289"Space: the final frontier.These are the voyages of the starship Surya. Its mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilisations, and fuck them.- Captain Heather Leery
>>25058953Then we can (Slowly, so Heather doesn't look like a desperate slut) try for Sarvesh or Damien again.
>>25058289How did the old station do the battle-ftl-armor trick.And could we apply it to a gun, for increased effectiveness?
>>25058971"I have made contact with over three hundred formerly unknown alien species, and I have ranked them in sexual prowess on this list."
>>25058936At the moment, I've seen support for taking her back, and I've seen support for turning her down. Doesn't seem like a clear winner to me.>>25058971Heather really is a female Kirk in most ways. She'd be the one going on the away missions, and she's the one getting all the hot women, and the hot men. Plus she built her own Data a couple of times.
>>25059000>battle-ftl-armorI read this, and somehow pronounced "ftl" to rhyme with "battle".
>>25058956There's no stigma whatsoever. Wargames don't even force the potential 'trophy' to do anything. Some potential mates actually focus on the *losers* instead, in fact, or completely ignore the fighting. It's mostly a dominance thing against competitors, lets the adrenaline and moultcells run, and forces a moult (which is a necessity for young centaurs).>>25059000You'd have to ask Manus or Jason. Most likely Jason, because he knows the most about the station.
>>25059000Looked like it pulsed FTL emitters under a breakaway outer hull. Similar concept to a claymore mine.
>>25059010>At the moment, I've seen support for taking her back, and I've seen support for turning her down. Doesn't seem like a clear winner to me.To be honest, I'm expecting Exabyte to draw out Anna overcoming her issues until the end of the quest anyway. So it most likely won't be an issue.
>>25058956How about the stigma of "ugh no fuck really we're going through this again"?Can't wait for the no-romance quest. And hopefully either another no-romance quest, or a continuation of Sorc Quest after that, for minimum flirting or arguments.
>>25058936>>25058953I was all for Anna once, but realistically, I don't want to see Heather being *that* forgiving. If Anna and Heather had just started dating, with no special attachments to it, I would have been all for forgiving her. When Anna went out of her way to explicitly ask for the dating equivalent of monogamy (a perfectly reasonable request), and *then* screwed around immediately afterward, that made it far less forgivable.
I still say this seems like a bad idea, even if Heather is technically single. Plus isn't Heather like 16 or so? Does the future have different ages of consent?
>>25059052After no-romance quest, I might go to ValeQuest's sequel... Hehehehe.But that'd have none as well, due to Astora existing.
Let's tone down the crazy flirty stuff in the future, Alright, guys? I'm not one of those people who wants to lock into a waifu and never even look at anyone else, but there's a point where it's too much in the other direction, and it feels like we're close to that point itt.
>>25059050All the more reason to move on, honestly. Anna isn't ready for a relationship now, and Heather is; nothing forces Heather to wait forever, and there are others on the station who would love a relationship with Heather and whom Heather would love a relationship with.
>>25059056I gets funnier if you start looking at how short a time scale this quest is actually taking place over.We were going out with Anna for what, a couple of days? It's been less than a week since she cheated on us.
>>25059071Where I live, 16 is the Age of Consent, so I see no problems.
>>25059071We covered ages of consent in a past thread, and 16 is more than sufficient in most of the galaxy, with a few planets setting it at 18 or 14.
>>25059075Pshaw, it's been fun having some flirting for a change without people freaking out.
>>25059077Exactly. Forgiveness in such a situation would be the kind of thing for a months-long or years-long relationship, not a days-long one.
>>25059071Fun fact-While heather is several months from 18, Luna is only technically 23~ years old, and Jilly is only ~9Nagala age and develop more quickly.
>>25059090It is fun, but this seems like too much flirting. I don't have problems with flirting, but when nearly every response is some type of flirt, it's a little much.
>>25059056She was inebriated when that happened. Plus while she did ask to go steady we did kind of let it go without even trying to understand, especially when Heather has been all about trying to understand others. Heck that was the reason Anna was an option at all considering at first she just wanted to be left alone and after she warmed up Heather kept sending mixed signals.
>>25059073Ah, Vale quest never interested me so I didn't know it was sequel set-up.
>>25059075Honestly? A fling is what Heather needs right now. Not like she's looking for something serious with Luna.Afterward, she might be up for a serious relationship. That might be with Anna, or with Sarvesh, or even Summer or Damien.
Am I the only one hoping for another appearance by Hound?I want to watch those fireworks happening.
>>25059075Today was a little too much, but only very slightly.Keep in mind this is 30something threads of repression bursting out. It'll calm down a little, but it isn't going away.
>>25059114We saw the entire thing; the inebriation was not the cause. I'd be all for giving her the benefit of the doubt and wondering about the circumstances and the consent, but we saw it.
>>25059122Indeed, let Heather have her fun. Might help her get over attaching some obsessive significance to Anna, which would mean that whether or not they got back together, it would be a lot healthier.
>>25059111If it were just flirting, it'd be too much. In this case, it was a serious attempt to set up a little fun with Luna, and I agree with the idea that Heather could use that right now.
>>25059111But if there isn't a clear majority for flirting, Exa tends to take the middle route and not include it.A clear majority is the only time flirting happens.
>>25059138Eh, I'm still with the 'Anna was totally at fault and deserved all she got, but a couple' days long relationship and pretty bad mental issues doesn't make for very long-lasting resentment.
>>25059138We did see it and she had consumed alcohol. While that wasn't the sole purpose it did play a part. Do remember that she shot at the guy when she realized what had happened so I don't quite think she was all there.
>>25058972>so Heather doesn't look like a desperate slutBut she is?
>>25059141Exactly. Sitting around and waiting for Anna isn't healthy. She'll be in a better place to make a decision without doing so.Personally, I'm all for Heather pursuing a different relationship, but even if she turns back to Anna, it would still be healthier to not have just sat around and waited.>>25059161I'm not suggesting resentment at all, no; it's not the kind of thing to seethe over. I do think it's a relationship-ender for a few-days-old relationship, though.
>>25059180Heather isn't desperate, just perpetually horny, as one would expect of a 16 year old girl played by a group of fa/tg/uys.
>>25059168I'm not going to argue that. But I also think she would have fallen for it whether she'd had a few or not.
>>25059050I actually find that to be a totally acceptable solution, if not a particularly desirable one on my part, being an unrepentant Annafag.It's far better than reliving the waifu wars.
>>25059191>Sitting around and waiting for Anna isn't healthy.This so fucking hard.
>>25059191Yeah, and the relationship is over (thus we're going for that delicious Luna)? Doesn't mean there can't be a second chance. Anyway, I'm an Annafag all the way, so arguing opinions is pointless.
>>25059090It seems like we were leaving the post flirt freakout until after the quest, because now it's started again.
>>25059207Quite honestly, wars aside, I think Heather ending up with someone else would be more satisfying all around. Anna-lovers got a relationship, Damien-lovers got a fling and some flirting, and giving fans of Summer or Sarvesh some action would be a nice compromise. Not like it would imply that they rode off into the sunset at the end of the quest; they're teenagers, and all it would imply is that they had a relationship for some amount of time. I was a fan of the Anna relationship, and I think that ship has sailed; I'd be happier seeing a different one now.
>>25059196If Heather thought it wouldn't hurt anyone, she'd happily be the town bicycle.
>>25059251Indeed, Heather seems like what she'd really like is the harem ending, but sadly reality refuses to live up to her expectations.
>>25059213Still technically waiting for her to deal, but I don't think anybody, even Anna, would be particularly bothered if Heather has a fling on the side while waiting.
>>25059263>realityYou mean Exabyte.
>>25059107Does that mean they have shorter lifespans?
>>25059222I guess, it's just that some others when Anna is brought up seem to say, 'Screw Anna she clearly wasn't thinking about us when she cheated'. Except if that were true she would have just kept the whole thing quiet, then we would have found out and had a big blowup. Instead she came to us, and is going to therapy because she does want to be with us. This already says a lot because most people don't want to admit they have a problem.All in all people are content to pull the Anna doesn't mean shit card over one mistake when Heather herself has made just as many as Anna.
>>25059242Nah, I think most people aren't freaking out over the flirting (though some are), they're freaking out over the more-than-flirting. "But we love Anna forever and we'll forgive her please get back together!" "Move on, other fish on the station, centaur/tiger/nagala love forever!">>25059264Heather and Anna are the definition of an "it's complicated" relationship right now.
>>25059251Yeah, Heather seems like the kind of person you ask to bring in on for a threesome when you want to spice up your relationship.
>>25059291I might have to write that now...
>>25059251So you say, but Heather is controlled by the voters and there has been a pretty big contingent of voters (me among them) staunchly opposed to flirting due to all the time it wastes and arguments it incites. Between the lack of romance recently, and Luna being mostly drama-free, flirting won out in this thread, but if it starts up for real again I wouldn't be surprised to see more backlash.
>>25059288Heather and Anna don't have a relationship right now. Anna herself has said this.Not saying that they might not get back together later, but Anna certainly doesn't expect Heather to sit around waiting for her to fix her issues, and Heather doing so would be unhealthy.
>>25059247I'm a sucker for riding into the sunset endings, though. Hence I would much prefer Anna.To each their own, I suppose. I'm not massively bothered either way, but I think what we've said to Anna so far might have been a bit cruel if we decide not to take her back. You know the saying, the cruelest thing you can do is to give somebody false hope.
>>25059282They normally do, but age-extension transgenes are so common in nagala society that some actually transgene their clutches before they hatch. They still only live to about a hundred years (as opposed to almost two hundred years for a similarly transgened human, or a hundred average for a non-transgened human [yay modern medical science]), but that's much more than the paltry ~60 they normally live.
>>25059291"Heather, quick! We want a threesome but there's only 2 of us. Will you join us?""Can I bring my massive collection of over-engineered sextoys?""... yes. Yes you can."
>>25059308Heather's been opposed to flirting with people who she thinks would get serious and emotionally invested.I just saw it as her realising it would be wrong to lead them on if they had actual feelings for her.
>>25059285I wouldn't go as far as "Anna doesn't mean shit"; it's more that a lot of people are treating the scenario and relationships like exactly they are: teenagers having fun, and not necessarily planning their wedding and first five kids' names. There's no sense of scale. A relationship of a few days isn't necessarily serious enough to accuse "cheating!" and hate her, but it isn't also isn't necessarily serious enough to forgive her for it and get back together, either.>>25059324Alex and Jilly would be the obvious choice.
>>25059291Sigma/Sigma's boyfriend/Heather sounds fun.
>>25059324Not sure yet. Alex/Jilly is what I most tempted to do, but then they don't really need much more 'spice' I think.I suppose there's also Manus/Neva and Sara/Whatshisname though, but those seem less immediately interesting to me.
>>25059344>Alex and Jilly would be the obvious choice.Something tells me both Alex and Jilly would be up for that, but neither of them would have the guts to ask.
>>25059349Sigma X Heather X Rho.
>>25059318This is exactly what I have been fearing. That we are giving Anna all this hope that she can get back together with Heather, and then when the time comes tg will say 'screw you'.Makes Heather seem to come off worse than Anna ever did.
>>25059349>>25059330... I should mention that, theoretically, Sigma may be able to control, say, a massive collection of over-engineered sextoys.
>>25059361Well, once we get Robin her clone-girlfriend back, if her clone-girlfriend is just as pervy as her...
>>25059361If Damien succeeds, Rho/Rho/Heather.
>>25059332I agree with this entirely. We scale flirting appropriately. Summer is slightly interested, but not so much that flirting would be a vicious tease. I'd be opposed to flirting with Sarvesh if we weren't serious, though. Luna is pretty much the definition of consequence-free right now.I do agree that we shouldn't let flirting consume the quest, though. That's all the more reason to establish a relationship again, whether it's a permanent one or not.>>25059318I'm a sucker for riding into the sunset endings too, though I'd prefer someone other than Anna. (Sarvesh, specifically, but the argument applies to others too.)But I'm also a sucker for variety, and we've had some fun with Anna; I'm all for giving people what they want, hence me suggesting the idea of a semi-stable-but-not-necessarily-sunset-worthy relationship with someone else.
>>25059356Jilly sharing some of her juicy details because it's only fair, then Heather picks up on certain thoughts and remembered conversations...Or maybe Heather breaks her eyes again and uses Jilly to see, picking up on those thoughts or memories in the process.
>>25059332Well you're free to do that, of course, but if I wasn't sleeping I'd have voted against Lune here, as well as Damien or any other potential casual flings. The way I see it, being casual about sex doesn't mean it has to be shoehorned into every interaction like the early threads, especially given what it turns the threads into (even this thread, while civil, has a shit-ton more meta discussion than other recent threads, I dread to think of what it'd look like if people had flirted with someone other than Luna).
>>25059356"Noooo!" Says Jilly."Look," Heather said, "I'm going to get tentacles shoved into my orifaces today, so if it's not her, then it better be you!"
>>25059368But Heather could talk to them and get feedback, tell them what to do and have the sextoys try to please her.
>>25059376Why can't I grope all these Rhos!?
>>25059365I'd be all for not stringing Anna along either, but it's pretty much an inevitable consequence of the OOC infighting between sides.
>>25059344Yet if that were the case people wouldn't have had Heather have a blow up at Anna like they did. Or at least that's my take on it. They whole shutting down and not realizing how much time we had spent in the workshop bit and people had to come and get us out.I think it was a bit more serious than 'teenagers having fun' though I will agree that it wasn't marriage levels.
>>25059389You have to accept though that if that's what the majority want, that's what's going to happen. That's kind of what a quest is.
>>25059389We've had a few dozen threads without it; can't hurt to have a little fun once in a while, as long as we keep it reasonable.
>>25059365Exactly. She would have gone through all the therapy and jazz, fixed her issues, and finally made that proper apology (Fireworks and everything) for love of Heather, and then when she finally thinks she might be good enough for her, she gets rejected. That's the sort of thing that ruins a person, and might actually make her more damaged than before she fixed her issues.
>>25059412Have you been around teenagers and their relationships before? A half-day worth of catatonia after a relationship ends is rather tame. I'd be more shocked if Heather brushed it off. Doesn't mean she's scarred for life, or resentful for life either.
>>25059429She's not in a position to be told "yes" right now, and /tg/ is fighting too much to tell her "no" right now.
>>25059416Yeah, that's what I'm saying - the 'less flirting/romance please' crowd has already had a period of majority, so A: don't be surprised if it happens again, and B: defining Heather as 'willing to have casual sex at any point if she's not in a relationship and has some interest' makes no sense when the majority rules mechanic means we already know that isn't always the case.
>>25059429I think Heather and Anna will get back together, at the end of the quest most likely, possibly in an epilogue when there really isn't room for anyone to argue for anyone else because the quest is over.
I'm all for taking Anna back once she puts in the work and apologizes (If only so we don't string her along, because that's a really douchey thing to do). But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be casual with whoever until that point.
>>25059389The entire point was that it *wasn't* anybody else. It's a no strings attached fling. Nobody gets hurt, nobody is strung along.
>>25059429No point worrying about it at this point.
>>25059412/tg/ way overreacted to the cheating. It's like it's some trigger for amazing amounts of butthurt.
>>25059456I feel like you're turning this into some kind of set of camps, where you have to fight for the purity of the quest as you see it, and that will only lead to you getting very angry whenever it doesn't live up to your very specific wishes.
>>25059429The nice thing is that on these timescales it'll only have been a few days, and that's not long enough to call it "stringing her along".
>>25059456I believe you are mistaken.There was a temporary alliance of Annafags, waifufags, anitflirtingfags and plotfags that allied to cause an event with mutually beneficial goals. That has dissolved.
>>25059460Agreed. Let Heather have a bit of fun, a single fling with Luna isn't "flirting taking over the whole quest" as some people seem to be arguing.It was one thread people, and possibly part of tomorrow's thread, we just had multiple threads of psionic powers and fights with demiurg and shit, let the people who want to flirt have their turn.
>>25059450I, for one, hope that it has already been decided for the most part.Because otherwise we are going to have to go back to the wars eventually, and nobody wants that, not even the Summerfags. So I pray that Exabyte will at least sway a little bit when the time comes.
>>25059400Exabyte should probably just take a small amount of liberty if it ever comes to that. If the tug of war looks like it is never going to end, he should attempt to roleplay the established character as best he can just to move things forward.
>>25059471Seconded. I'm all for giving more than just one camp what they want. A few semi-serious relationships, lots of flirting, a serious relationship, and plenty of non-romance plot and psionics. Everybody has fun, except the mutually exclusive sets of players who want long-term relationships with different people (and the ones who want no romance or flirting at all). But honestly, fans of non-Anna love interests, wouldn't you be more satisfied with a semi-serious relationship with no sunset-riding rather than no relationship at all? And Anna-fans, wasn't it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Can't we all just get along?inb4 BigNo.>>25059507This is the one camp I just can't wrap my head around: the "I don't care I just don't want the wars back" camp. We're all for the most part a civil bunch, and we tend to act like it. I started out liking Anna, now I'd love to see someone else, and I'm not going to be devastated no matter what happens. Personally, I'd just like the variety of there having been multiple interesting relationships in this quest.
>>25059471I don't really care about purity, just keeping the fucking waifufagging out as much as possible. Actually stopped reading for a while due to the incessant romance, came back when archive comments made it look like Anna had won (that worked out great) and stayed since the break on romance was initiated. If the flirting starts up again in earnest I'd just quit reading again, yes, or maybe catch up in archives by Ctr+Fing Exa's posts, but I don't like doing that in quests generally.>>25059490Can easily happen again, even if you're right.
>>25059492Second. If a couple threads of flirting is what it takes to ensure another string of threads that actually progress the plot and character goals, then so be it.
>>25059550So you left the quest when it went somewhere you didn't like, and now you've come back and want everyone to do what you want or you'll storm out again?Kind of makes you sound like a dick, you know.
>Here's a quick, not-at-all-official-or-endorsed-by-Exabyte survey.Pick one from each category.>FlirtingYY, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by itN>Casual sexingY, with whoever's interestedY, with drama-lite charactersN>Anna relationshipY, immediatelyY, when she's fixed herselfN, no relationships at allN, relationship with specific other personN, relationship with anyone who isn't Anna
>>25059550Seconding this: I'd be happy with any of Sarvesh, Summer, Anna, or Damien, more so than with thrashing all over the place about it.
>>25059571[X]Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it[X]Y, with whoever's interested[X]N, relationship with specific other person (Sarvesh)
>>25059571>Flirting>[X]Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>>25059571>[X]Y, with drama-lite charactersOnce, anyway, because Heather needs it right now, but not constantly.>>25059571>N, relationship with specific other person>N, relationship with anyone who isn't AnnaWould prefer Sarvesh, but would settle for someone else.
>>25059571>Flirting>[x]Y, but only with people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it.>Casual sexing>[x]Y, with drama-lite characters>Anna relationship[x]Y, when she's fixed herself
>>25059571Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by itY, with drama-lite charactersY, when she's fixed herself
>>25059571>Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>Y, with drama-lite characters>Y, when she's fixed herself>N, relationship with specific other person>N, relationship with anyone who isn't AnnaAny of the above three, though I'd prefer Sarvesh.
>>25059571>[x]Y>[x]Y, with whoever's interested>[x]N, relationship with specific other personSummer~~
>>25059571>Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>NPerfectly happy toning down the flirting if people insist, though I'm all for it. No flirting with those it would hurt though.>>25059571>Y, with drama-lite characters>NAs above.>>25059571>N, relationship with specific other personSarvesh.
>Flirting>[X]Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>Casual sexing>[X]Y, with drama-lite characters>Anna relationship>[X]Y, when she's fixed herself
>>25059567When did I want everyone to do what I want? I merely had issue with someone saying Heather was willing to have casual sex with anyone on the station, on the basis that majority vote explicitly says that isn't true, as well as personally disagreeing. Also expressed my desire to avoid flirting, and discussed the possibility of that view winning majority vote again in the future. At no point did I make any demands at all.
>>25059571[✔] Yes, only people who won't be hurt.[✔] I don't care[✔] Yes, when she's fixed.
>>25059571>Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>>25059571>Y, with drama-lite characters>>25059571>N, relationship with anyone who isn't Anna>>25059571>[ Sarvesh ]N, relationship with specific other person
>>25059571>Flirting[X]N>Casual sexing[X]N>Anna relationship[X]Y, when she's fixed herself
>>25059597>>25059599>>25059608>>25059614>>25059619>>25059623>>25059635>>25059638>>25059648>>25059651Huh, well seems like there's a pretty solid consensus on the first two questions at least.
>>25059571Flirting: Y for those who won't be hurt, but I don't strongly care.Casual sex: N other than the fling with Luna.Relationship: Sarvesh, or Summer, in order of preference.
>>25059571>Flirting[X]Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>Casual sexing[X]Y, with drama-lite characters>Anna relationship[X]Y, when she's fixed herselfFuck drama.
>[X]Y, but only people who won't be hurt/ strung along by it>[X]Y, with drama-lite characters>[X]Y, when she's fixed herselfI'm an unrepentant Annafag.Also, flirting and casual flings should probably be kept at a minimum for the sake of stability, but I'm not necessarily against them if there are no strings attached.
>>25059571Flirting and casual relationships as long as they don't hurt people or consume the thread too much.Relationship with Sarvesh, though a cat is fine too.
>>25059661My question is: How many people are voting to say 'yes' to Anna simply to avoid meta arguments?Because I say: Fuck you to those people.Play the god damn character. Don't make your decisions for meta reasons.
>>25059661Yup. And for the third question, "immediately" and "no relationships at all" are pretty clearly unwanted, and most of the fans of specific people other than Anna are also happy to settle for other people other than Anna.
>>25059571[X]Y, but only when people won't be hurt by it.[X]N[X]Y, when she fixes herself
>>25059571[Y, only people who won't be hurt by it][N][Y, when fixed]better than going 'hurr i want sarvesh because prehensile loool'
>>25059705I voted yes for Anna because I think it could lead to a very satisfactory conclusion.Plus I feel like we've gone too far down the Anna route to turn to Sarvesh or Summer without causing Anna some serious emotional backlash.
>>25059705I realized right after I posted the survey that there should have beenI don't careandI don't care, as long as this shit doesn't bog down the rest of the quest.as options for all three questions.
>>25059722As one of the Sarvesh advocates: that doesn't even enter into the decision. He's the one that seems most serious about Heather, and I'd like to see Heather be serious back.
>>25059739There was for the last question, and nobody seems to have picked it.
>>25059705I actually think Anna is just the best romantic interest.I don't really like the other characters all that much, except Summer and Rho.
>>25059744Well they'd best be serious, because after centaur-dick, I doubt there'll be much else out there that can satisfy Heather.
>>25059719Interesting stuff.Though I do think Sarvesh has probably already moved on. That was what the whole thing about him and Anna dueling was about. If we did persue, I wouldn't be surprised if he refused on the basis that it would mean going back on that whole thing, given that it seemed to be a pretty serious deal for him.
>>25059753Rho said no pretty clearly, though.>>25059758It's comments like that that make everyone think the entire Sarvesh camp are just in it to see Heather get the /d/.
>>25059753Lucky you, I like pretty much all the characters, which is what makes it so hard to pick.
>>25059744I'm a diehard Summerfag, but even I can recognise Sarvesh as the #1 husbando.Dude's a fucking ideal life partner.
>>25059773Exactly, and Summers a tiger, though Theta can fix that.
>>25059705I prefer Anna because I find her the most appealing, both as a character and storyline. As I've said before, other LIs just kind of seem cheaper, especially since Exa confirmed they didn't have anything near as dramatic in store for them, so they'd be less fulfilling/interesting than Anna (I see the appeal of Sarvesh definitely, but for me he+Heather seems like it'd be really boring).
>>25059773I'm not really in a camp though, I'd be happy whoever Heather ended up with of the big three options, what I'd rather not see is Heather emotionally fuck over any of them by being indecisive or insensitive.
>>25059780And conversely, I'm a Sarvesh fan for exactly that reason, but I wouldn't be sad to see a relationship with Summer either.
>>25059758this is the shit i was talking about.sarvesh is literally the worst.ugh.
>>25059809It was a joke bro, relax.
>>25059791There was plenty of drama with Sarvesh, it just ended with the Anna/Sarvesh battle. Imagine how that would have worked if Heather was in a relationship with Sarvesh at the time instead of with Anna? That would have been interesting.
>>25059722That's only part of it. The rest of it is because he's serious about Heather, gentlemanly, protective, we can ride on top of him, he's an amazing cook, buff as all fuck, wouldn't even consider being unfaithful unless we told him that threesomes are alright, he tinkers with machines and helps us build stuff, is generous, kind. Pretty much an ideal life partner, the long, thick, prehensile cock is just frosting on top of the crabcake husbando. >>25059822Well for one thing he wouldn't have held back in the fight and let Anna win.
>>25059705Nah, I'm voting for eventual forgiving of Anna because I think that would lead to the most interesting and satisfying tale.Arguably still meta because I'm not playing the character, I'm just looking at which option tells the best story. Going for Sarvesh, Summer or Damien would mean all the character development that Anna has gone would have been a futile waste of time, and that would kinda suck. I do find Anna somewhat interesting as a character, as well. Not as interesting as, say, Omni, but interesting nonetheless.
>>25059791I imagine the Summer drama would have been a lot worse if we were involved, and Anna's wouldn't have been half as bad if we were only spectating.
>>25059822I seriously doubt Anna would've challenged Sarvesh for us.
>>25059705I'm just a far bigger fan of romantic storylines with some drama/conflict that's got some kind of impact. I'm just not seeing how Heather/Sarvesh would be interesting in that regard (Heather/Summer has some potential if Summer's issues got worse, but that seems unlikely now), and I'm already invested in Anna anyway. I guess it helps that cheating doesn't bother me that much in story too, some anons seem to really hate characters who cheat.
>>25059831I would argue that a 'bad end' for Anna is an ending worth reading.
>>25059794More than anything I agree with this. I'd be happiest with Sarvesh, I'd settle for Summer, and while I'm not a fan of Anna I wouldn't shit up the quest if she won either. But I definitely don't want to see Heather be cruel to anyone.captcha: right-hand standYeah, clearly right-hand is the true winner here.
>>25059831I'm kind of disappointed that Hound will most likely never reappear in the quest. The whole Anna storyline just won't feel complete without some sort of Hound-related closure.
>>25059836Sarvesh might have challenged Anna to clear the air.>>25059828>The rest of it is because he's serious about Heather, gentlemanly, protective, we can ride on top of him, he's an amazing cook, buff as all fuck, wouldn't even consider being unfaithful unless we told him that threesomes are alright, he tinkers with machines and helps us build stuff, is generous, kind. Pretty much an ideal life partnerNice summary.
>>25059857Indeed, it does feel right now like Hound's role was as follows:>"Hound here, just stopping by to sleep with your girlfriend, and now I'm off to disappear into the ether, enjoy your drama!"
Not really relevant, but I should say it anyway- the more I'm reminded of what things I need to resolve in PsiQ, the more it's likely that we'll surpass a hundred threads.
>>25059851Fair enough, but I'm not a fan of downer endings. They just make me depressed.
Random thought: with Sarvesh being the most technology-centric and wanting to explore the galaxy, it seems like the folks who want to see any relationship that quiets the wars down and gets us back to the plot would be all for Sarvesh, since it would make it easiest to move the plot forward at the same time as the relationship.
>>25059857He ends up working for Luna as a bodyguard by day.And gets pegged all night long.
>>25059822I see what you're saying, but it's not interesting drama for me. Of course, that situation would not have occurred if Heather was interested in Sarvesh, but still, it wasn't interesting drama for Anna either. There was nothing romantic at stake - certainly there was worry for our friends, but if the 'wrong' person had won, it wouldn't have changed shit for Heather's feelings, and even if Sarvesh distanced himself feeling like he didn't deserve Heather, it doesn't provide any dilemmas or problems for anons at all beyond figuring out how to prove the LI is the best and most awesome.
>>25059879I have no problem with that, really.
>>25059882It could easily be done as a non-downer. Anna and Heather fondly remember the fun times they had together, Anna worked through her issues, and then she's in a stable relationship with someone else, as is Heather. Happy all around
>>25059879I don't really have a problem with that.We need to think up more crazy as fuck designs though. Singularity reactor sounds like a good starting point.
>>25059882Everyone else would get a happy ending. And Anna can always move on.And if we end up with Summer, she can have Sarvesh, which is the best ending of all.
>>25059890Pshaw, we don't need Luna for that."Theta, I need you to turn me into a giant rapey-looking black guy... for reasons."
>>25059903>And if we end up with Summer, she can have Sarvesh, which is the best ending of all.Yet another reason why I'm happy to settle for Summer instead of Sarvesh.It'd be all the funnier given that the two of them fought before.
>>25059874I'm sure he'll eventually pop back up to recieve a foot to the dick.Or multiple feet. Possibly three or more, depending on whether Heather or Anna decide to do a flying kick.
>>25059910It's just like in that centaur romance we watched, where the girl forces the guy to moult, and then takes him back to her place when he can't fight back.
>>25059903Actually, that's a good point. Anna is still my preferred LI, but Summer is a close second for that reason alone.
>>25059879Just a suggestion: would you consider resolving this sooner rather than later? I think that pretty much every camp here would be happiest if we either got back together with Anna or talked with her and let her down gently in the next thread or two. Either one would be better than stringing it along for longer than we already have. Any real objections to that (leaving out which of the two we actually go with)? Because the decision won't get any easier the longer we defer it.
>>25059937I fear the amount of samefagging that will appear when the "get back together or let her down" question comes up.
>>25059937That's a good question, actually: is there *anyone* here who would be happier if we strung Anna along for another dozen threads rather than settling it, no matter which way it gets settled?>>25059956So we should defer it indefinitely because it's hard to deal with?
>>25059979I think it's more a case that Anna hasn't sorted out her issues yet, and forcing it will just mess her up.
>>25059937Anna's issues are not the sort that can be sorted out in a day or two.>See 'get back with Anna immediately' option has no votes>Try to force a vote immediately so that we dump her
>>25059956It already does. There's really no way for Exabyte to win here.I think the least damaging route would just be to use his own interpretation of the character thus far. It'll probably upset everyone a little bit, but not as much as if one camp wins out over another one.Of course, that isn't going to happen, but one can dream. It's been a nice break, but it looks like we're counting down to the next edition of waifu wars.
>>25059979Forgive my ignorance, but how are we stringing her along, exactly?
>>25059989I meant at the meta-level; that sorting-out ends whenever Exabyte says it ends. I'm suggesting that pretty much everyone would be happier with sooner rather than later. I'm not suggesting forcing the issue at all.And honestly, telling Anna our answer in advance wouldn't break her, whether it's "I'm willing, whenever you're ready" or "I'm sorry, I don't want to lead you on".
>>25060010>I think the least damaging route would just be to use his own interpretation of the character thus far. It'll probably upset everyone a little bit, but not as much as if one camp wins out over another one.Agreed.>>25060011Anna already brought it up once and we demurred. More to the point, every thread that goes by without settling it strings the players along, which means more argument. We'll actually have less argument if we settle it and move on.
>>25060011Because we explicitely said that we'd be there when she got through her issues.
>>25060034Not exactly, but we didn't say we wouldn't be, either. Hence stringing-along.
>>25060002Poster of>>25059937here: I wasn't suggesting a vote, I was suggesting that I'd like to see her issues settled sooner rather than later, so that the thread's issues can be settled sooner rather than later. I'd be happy no matter which way that goes.
>>25060032Actually, delaying the decision it means less argument per thread, but then it's just going to build up until we're actually forced to finally answer 'Anna: Yes or No, and if No, Who?', at which point everything is going to explode in a fiery supernova of samefagging and seething rage.
>>25060063Less argument per-thread, but more overall argument. Let's grit our teeth and rip off the bandage all at once; it'll hurt less.
>>25060063>at which point everything is going to explode in a fiery supernova of samefagging and seething rage.You know what I'd like Exa to do when that happens. Roll a d3, 1: Anna, 2: Summer, 3: Sarvesh.Job done.
>>25060084I wouldn't. Considering people were whining about 'meta' bullshit in whether to take back Anna or not.
>>25060084I'd be completely thrilled if that happened.
>>25060099O-our own son...How lewd.
>>25060084>>25060099I'm personally in the Sarvesh camp, and I'd still be perfectly happy to bias it towards Anna: 1/2 Anna not, if 2 then 1/2/3/4/5 Summer/Sarvesh/Summer/Sarvesh/Other.
>>25060084I see 7/15 for Anna in that poll above, so really 1d4, 1-2 anna, 3 summer, 4 sarvesh.
>>25060080I think the >>25060010 solution would be the least painful. Exabyte would draw the anger to himself, and it would generate significantly less than any other option. And since we would all be angry at Exabyte rather than each other, we would be able to progress. He'd take the hit for the good of the continued telling of the story.
>>25060126Better: we'd all be angry at the /tg/ dice. Just like every other quest ever.
>>25060084>>25060120>>25060121and now rather than arguing over who it should be, we can argue over the dice used.
Rolled 2We could get even more meta about it:>>250601331 biased towards Anna (1-2 Anna, 3/4/... others)2 equally weighted (1 Anna, 2 Summer, 3 Sarvesh, ...)
>>25060084I can't believe this is what it's come down to. Didn't we not initially do this because we wanted 'organic interaction'? What a load of horse shit.
>>25060147No, that was the argument against using a poll to decide the results rather than just winging it.
I really hope Exa either does it himself or just leaves us hanging right after Anna's apology.Last lines of the quest is Anna asking Heather to take her back.
>>25060176I'd take any of the three major choices over *that*.
>>25060147Yeah, I'm definitely not going to use the dice method. The results will be what most fits the characters in question.But I do have something to say before the thread dies;How do you think Anna would respond to everything in this post-thread?
>>25060191How would any of the characters respond to the things we post ooc?With horror, I would imagine.
>>25060191I'm going to agree with the other anons and say horror.
>>25060191She's think Heather's gestalt brain is weird, although slightly relieved that the majority of her brain still likes her?
>>25060191I don't know.Maybe you should do an interview?
>>25060191"Oh my god! Heather's brain is a load of fat guys who constantly argue over inane shit? You know what, I don't really want to go out with her after all."