>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>Fate Points: 0>Nano-Meta: 1950 Units (+50 Units from nanometa generator)>Credits: 45,350The year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and you just saved the world.Well. . technically, your fiancée did. The alium 'Emperor's opened up the wormholes to fire RKVs at earth, a practice you've seen evidence of before, and with a clever application of an exotic matter with negative mass, you stopped the RKVs completely, and trapped them inside the wormholes as they closed, utterly obliterating the weapons from existence. But the emperors may have other plans. . and you don't know what they are.---"We did it!" Amy said, grinning widely. "Also, my tongue feels fuzzy.""That'll be the swamp brew." Lucca said. "Also tequila does that, sometimes."". . right." Amy said.Phi said nothing, just staring onward at the small, golden vapor that's slowly trailing down to the earth. His antennae were twitching wildly, but the rest of his body was perfectly still.
>>20236652"Whoo! Let's contact Three. The people of earth are going to want confirmation about this."
>>20236652"Whatcha thinkin', Phi?"
>>20236646"Something on your mind, Phi?"
"Something on your mind, Phi?"<<. . I resent you and your people.>> He said. <<Our computers are better. Our biology was stronger. Our minds are quicker and our society was more advanced and unified. Despite all of this. . It was impossible for us to protect our own planet. Simply because you had the AI crash on mars. Luck saved you, and it didn't save us.>>
>>20236747"We -still- can save your people, Phi, we've offered before, you know."
>>20236747"Every species has evolved and survived on luck. Events at precisely the right time in precisely the right sequence... Luck runs out eventually, and that's when you are erased from history. It's inevitable."
>>20236747"Luck saved us, Phi, but being hardy fucking bastards saved you. Think about it, there's no way in hell we would've even had a race left to inhabit asteroids with."
"Every species has evolved and survived on luck. Events at precisely the right time in precisely the right sequence... Luck runs out eventually, and that's when you are erased from history. It's inevitable."<<It is. Time passes for everyone.>>"We *still* can save your people, Phi. We've offered before, you know."<<You have offered, but as I did before, I refuse.>> He said. <<I won't stand for letting another species elevate us. We still survive, without our planet. It is our greatest strength.>>
I vote that Dave handles this like John Crichton "HUUUUMAAANSSS! AAAARRREEEEE! SSUUUUUPEEEERRRRRIIIIOOORRRR!!!!!!!!"
>>20236797"I don't think it would really be elevating. It's more of a lateral shift."
>>20236797"I respect that, Phi. Your species has suffered a set back, but I have no doubt that if the rest of your people have even half the resolve that you do, they'll thrive."
"I respect that, Phi. Your species has suffered a set back, but I have no doubt that if the rest of your people have even half the resolve that you do, they'll thrive."<<They do. In our ancient days, only our shamans went slumbering, because of the dangers imposed by doing it without machine assistance. But today, every being of our race can slumber. We can survive in vacuum. We can survive heat that would boil your kind alive.>>"Luck saved us, Phi, but being hardy fucking bastards saved you. Think about it, there's no way in hell we would've even had a race left to inhabit asteroids with."<<Precisely.>> Phi said. <<The moment when our planet cracked, we, as a race, declined to die.>>He was silent for a moment.<<I feel better now. Thank you, Dave.>>
>>20236851"No problem, Phi"Go find Amy/Three/Dani, see what we need to do now.
>>20236851Let's go talk to Three about an announcement.
>>20236851It's cool Phi, I'm here anytime.We as a species are made for war, not survival. I don't think anybody is all that happy about the Emperors trying to kill us, They'll get hunted down like dogs for this affront.
"No problem, Phi." You say, and turn to the Resurgence Terminal. You hit the switch, and contact Three."Hello, Twelve." Three said immediately. "I. . suspect that we're *not* all about to die? The UN is eagerly awaiting an answer."
>>20236950"Not yet. I expect that they'll be coming in for round 2 eventually though."
>>20236950Didn't you see the fireworks? We're fine, the RKVs aren't coming in. Though I doubt they'll stop at just this.
>>20236950"Prepare for an expected round two. Get every military installation on high alert"
>>20236950Jokingly"Don't steal our credit Three.""But seriously we need to get ready for round two."
>>20236950"You suspect correctly. The RKVs annihilated inside the wormholes. I would recommend an accelerated space program anyways, however."
>>20236950Send him all our tech on space travel and let him filter out what gets to the UN and etc.
>>20236997This."I think it's time for earth to become a galactic player."
"Didn't you see the fireworks? We're fine, the RKV's aren't coming in.. though I doubt they'll stop at just this. Prepare for round two, and get every military installation on high alert.""High alert?" He asked. . and then sighed. "I'll try my best, but people don't quite yet believe in the existence of hostile extraterrestrials. And that's a problem when they're members of the UNSC."
>>20237014"Where's the meeting? We can just pop down there and show them why they need to up planetary security."
>>20237013>>20236997Do this.Then they'll understand how desperate the situation is.
>>20237014"What if they could interview two aliens from different species who have suffered at the hands of the Emperors?You'd have to make it clear there'd be no ET kidnapping and studying going on here."
>>20237014Do you want proof? Because I can send you proof. I got a few non-hostile Aliens around, I got video footage from multiple angles of everything, I have full recordings of my fights with Emperor ships. Let me know where and I'll drop in.
Polite sage for off topic.
>>20237014Do I need to teleport in to the Security Council chamber to get the point across?
>>20237088What do you consider on topic? tongues in butts or more 40k?
>>20237126don't respond to it. Report and move on. It counts as spam.
"You want proof? Because I can send you proof. I got a few non-hostile aliens around, I got video footage from multiple angles of everything, I have full recordings of my fights with emperor ships." You say. "I have spaceflight technology, Teleportation, life support, all of that, and I can send you the schematics."Three coughed, and then checked his papers. "Let me know where, and I'll drop in. They can interview two aliens from different species.""They're in the UN Conference Building. New York. The Security Council chamber." Three said. "I'll let my attendant know you're coming. Wear your helmet, because I've been keeping you anonymous this entire time."
>>20237166"Who wants to go scare the crap out of some heads of state?"
>>20237166"Rust, Phi, want to come and meet the big guys in charge of Earth?"
>>20237166Right, I'll be there in a bit Three.Tell everyone that we're going out for a bit to talk to the UNSC and that we'd like to bring Phi and Rust along. Anyone else who wants to can come along as well but we'd like it if they wore a mask like ours to keep everything anonymous for now.
>>20237166It's time for the tentacled god of war FROM OUTER SPACE routine.
>>20237166When we get there say that in exchange for saving the planet it should be renamed Dave.
"Right, I'll be there in a bit, Three." You say. "Rust, Phi, want to come and meet the big guys in charge of earth?"<<I have no reason not to.>> Phi said."Certainly." Rust said. "I know a little about your world's government, but not much.""Okay." you say, and crack your fingers. "Let's do this."You flash into existance, blue light emanating from you, Phi, and Rust as you teleport.<Be careful, Dave.> Amy said, from the cloaked Sleipnir above.Slowly, you walk into the building and chamber, some of the security giving Phi a strange look as he crawls along. Finally, you enter the chamber, where fifteen men and women sit. They've obviously been waiting for you.>Wat say?
polite sage for off topic
>>20237284"I am the man who just saved Earth from being deleted and here are my alien sidekicks, Rust and Phi. Now, do you want to talk to them first or should I put on some full HD shots of gratuitous space combat and exploration we managed to indulge in beforehand?"
>>20237284"I've been told that many of you doubt the impending alium attack. That's understandable considering that many of you have never had any personal experience with aliums. I'm here today with my two friends to give you that experience.This is Phi, and Rust. Both representing their own respective species and both having suffered at the machinations of the Emperors. Phi's homeworld was destroyed much like how ours almost was. His resilient people have clung to life on the asteroid belt that remains.Rust is a member of a species of digital lifeforms whose creators were destroyed by the Emperors, and whose ability to reproduce was taken from them until recently.We're taking questions."
>>20237284Hi, I'm the guy who just saved the earth from getting destroyed by 32 Relativistic Kill Vehicles sent by wormholes at 99.9% the speed of light.Put up the footage of the wormholes firing the RKVs and it turning into golden dust.There are aliens, I have personally met 4 separate races. I have envoys from two of them with me and one of them tried to kill us. However I severely doubt that they're going to stop with that so we need to set up defenses and transition Earth into a galactic power if we want to survive.Our enemies call themselves the "Emperors", they're pretty much amoral teenagers with advanced technology that they've stolen from various sources, mind control and as shown by the footage earlier they don't want us to survive.
>>20237284"Hello there people who run the world. We're here to show you exactly why security levels need to be improved."Then teleport to the center of the room."These are some of our allies. Both of their races have suffered greatly at our enemies' hands. Phi's people had their entire planet destroyed in the exact same way they just tried to destroy Earth. Rust's people also had their home destroyed, and had the most important piece of technology they possessed stolen."
>>20237362Might want to reword that, as it implies that either Phi or Rust attacked Earth, which I'm pretty sure you didn't mean.
>>20237403True.There are aliens, I have personally met 4 separate races. Of the four I have envoys from two of them with me, one is friendly but not with me, and the last race just tried to kill us.
"I am the man who just saved earth from being deleted." You say. "I've been told that many of you doubt the impending alium attack. That's understandable, considering that many of you have never had any personal experience with aliums. I'm here today with my two friends to give you that experience.""This is Phi, and Rust." You say, pointing to each in turn. "Both representing their own respective species and both having suffered at the machinations of the Emperors. Phi's homeworld was destroyed much like how ours almost was. His resilient people have clung to life on the asteroid belt that remains.Rust is a member of a species of digital lifeforms whose creators were destroyed by the Emperors, and whose ability to reproduce was taken from them until recently. We're taking questions."A minor commotion from the reporters in the back starts, and finally, one of the members raise a hand."Excuse me, but how do they understand what we're saying?" The woman asked.<<I, personally, use a translation device, programmed with AI support.>> Phi said. <<My fellow envoy, however, learned the language personally.>>"I see." She said.Another member raised a hand. "And how are we to know that these claims are true?" He asked.
>>20237477What claim, specifically, do you doubt?I've just teleported into the Security Council chamber with two visibly-alien beings.
>>20237477"I could show you video footage, but that's easily doctored. So instead I'll demonstrate some technology I have gained from alium contact."Teleport a few feet off to one side.
>>20237477"Pardon me, I'll need a monitor."Hijack the nearest screen and put up the deep scans of Phi, and hijack another and play some footage of the Emperors, Phi's home, the short aliens we met that had really good radio antennas, and various other clips."Should be more than enough evidence. Next question."
>>20237477"Well you might have to take our word, artifacts and footage for it. We could technically take you on a space trip and show you everything firsthand, but that usually ends in shooting, explosions and people dying.">>20237494We walked into the chamber.
>>20237477Which ones? The impending alien attack? I have footage of their wormholes and us blocking them from throwing a giant spear at 99% the speed of light.I also have footage of alien ships belonging to the Emperors, and them blowing up, in such volume, detail and with enough accompanying data that your analysts will comfirm its validity.You can look through the scans I have of Phi to prove he's not of this planet.If you want you could have your computer people talk to Rust some and he'd prove himself to be a fully sapient AI.If that doesn't convince you I could take you up in my spaceship and take you to meet some of them.Oh, have I mentioned that we have Faster Than Light travel now?
"What claim, specifically, do you doubt? I've just entered the Security Council chamber with two visibly-alien beings.""The, ah, alien beings come to destroy us for mysterious reasons." He said. "I have footage of alien ships belonging to the Emperors, and them blowing up, in such volume, detail, and with enough accompanying data that your analysts will comfirm its validity. You can look through the scans I have of Phi to prove he's not of this planet, and he has eyewitness testimony. If you want you could have your computer people talk to Rust some and he'd prove himself to be a fully sapient AI."He raised a finger for a moment. . and then set it back down. "Yes, I'd like that footage and data, and so would the rest of the council, no doubt."You send the data, and then the questioning continues.An hour later, you come out of the room, utterly drained. The moment after you sent the data, they immediately started questioning Phi and Rust, all but ignoring you the entire time.Phi and Rust follow behind, as you leave the building.<Hey, Dave.> Amy said. <Apparently you're on the news. The media thinks you're an alien too, with all of those 'drites.>
>>20237682"Heh. The media ALWAYS say it's aliums."
>>20237682"I really do hope we get Discovery Channel in space."
>>20237682"Pffft, if I was I would've been interviewed by the U.N. a little more."
>>20237682Haha, well I do probe a pretty looking earth girl. I'm sorry, that was a horrible joke.People never tell you how exhausting it is to talk to politicians.Could you have a kiss waiting for me when I beam back up honey, I could use one?
>>20237682We should make a news cast thing explaining everything to the people and put it on the net
<Pfft, if I was, I would've been interviewed by the U.N a little more.> You say, as the evac teleporter takes all of you back into the Sleipnir."Well, yeah, that's a good point." Amy said, as you appeared in front of her."People never tell you how exhausting it is to talk to politicians."". . Well, my mom told me how exhausting it was." Amy said. "Heh, maybe you should've talked to her. She'd give you all sorts of tips. .but since you don't have feminine wiles, the tips wouldn't have been very useful."
>>20237810Talking of her, have you told your parents you're engaged yet?
>>20237810"Yeah, I think wearing a lacy bra on the outside of my power armor would've sent the wrong image."
>>20237810Yeah, do you want to take the next round of talking to politicians? You can wear a suit of powered armor similar to mine with tentacles so they think there's an entire race of us.So, that swamp brew stuff is pretty interesting. I've never seen you drunk before, it's cute.
>>20237810Somehow I don't think it would have helped, no. The armor would have made it hard, too.
"Yeah, I think wearing a lacy bra on the outside of my power armor would've sent the wrong image." You say.Amy looked up at you for a moment, and then burst out laughing. "I just imagined it, oh, lord." She said, sniggering. Through the bullfrog, you get a strong image of yourself, in full power suit, wearing a lacy red bra and panties, in what you can only call a 'burlesque pose'."Talking about your mother, have you told your parents you're engaged yet?"". . Not yet." She said. "Verne doesn't even know, yet."
>>20238007"I think we should go drop it on them. It'll be amusing."
>>20238007"We should announce it on national television after we're both famous. Wait, we're going to be famous. Holy shit. What will that do for our enemies? We need that new Titan base quick!"
>>20238007So, about last night. You, me, Lucca, swamp brew. I'd like to know your thoughts on the situation.
>>20238007We need to design her an awesome ring with the nanofabricator. If nobody knows and she doesn't even have a ring it's not really official, is it?
>>20238070I think we'll just embed a ring into J1719-1438
So, this will be the end of Dave's saga.And then after this, Waifu Wars: The ReckoningOh, and sage because of that twitter post Exa made.
>>20238093We can't really have waifu wars when the waifu is already decided, can we?
>>20238093We already have 2 of the 3 waifus. And the 3rd one already wants Dave. What's there to war about?
"So, about last night." You say. "You, Me, Lucca, swamp brew. . I'd like to know your thoughts on the situation.""Well, uh," She said. "I. . got a bit carried away. . .I don't know what to think about Lucca."
>>20238112>>20238131SORQ, but of course.
>>20238112Yeah but husbando wars just doesn't have the same ring to it. Though we could try to get Ishelda a waifu instead or in addition to a husbando.>>20238131I think he's talkling about SORQ.
>>20238136"Let's go see your parents. Tell them we're getting married and that we saved the planet and so on"
>>20238144Oh, right. That's not really waifu wars, there'll be plenty of husbandos in the running as well.
>>20238136"Oh yeah, Lucca wanted a copy of that. Do you want a copy of last night's footage?"
Ring first so she can shove it in her mother's face.
>>20238136Do you want to talk about it? She's a nice girl and she seems to really like the two of us, you should probably talk about it with her, iron this out.
>>20238241"I'm fine with that if the both of you are."
>>20238241That seems far to impersonal really, Kinda harsh, pushing her out of the relation ship whilst being within an arms reach of it.
>>20238241"That's fine with me. We might want to bring her into the conversation though. I'm not sure exactly how far she wants to go with this."
>>20238093I really miss SORQ
>Sorry for the deletion, I fucked up the post. Oops."Oh, yeah, Lucca wanted a copy of that. Do you want a copy of last night's footage?""Y-yes." She said, almost 'eep'd. "I've never been drunk before, so. . I'm curious how I acted.""Do you want to talk about Lucca? She's a nice girl and she seems to really like the two of us, you should probably talk about it with her, iron this out."Amy bit her lip, and then stopped herself. "Well. . I. . kind of don't want her to come between us. . You okay with mistress? Can her being our mistress be a thing?"
>>20238241"I'm fine with that."
I like how 4chan X doesn't delete a post until you refresh the page, which rarely happens.
>>20238241Sure she can be your/my mistress. If thats what you want>>progress yondssyYes captcha that is progress
>>20238241>I. . kind of don't want her to come between usOkay, we'll put you in the middle then.
>>20238241It's the nearfuture. Anything is possible.
>>20238268I'm personally okay with that, but we should probably make sure that she's completely comfortable with the arrangement. And she won't come between us, we'll stick you between the two of us when we cuddle.
>>20238260I agree with this really. I think the whole thing's a bad idea.
Wait dadulus calls us Lord Dave, we had a castle, we have armor, and we have a queen and now possibly a mistress; all Hail lord Dave
>>20238317Admittedly, we need to rebuild our castle.
>>20238317We're also the most powerful economic and scientific mover on the planet.Hail Dave.
>>20238268"Eh, I'm good with it being a one-time thing honestly. I just don't want any hard feelings."I realize I am not the majority.
>>20238330Like I said had.
"That seems far too impersonal, really." You say. "Kinda harsh, pushing her out of the relation ship whilst being within an arms reach of it. But if she doesn't mind, that's fine with me. We might want to bring her into this conversation, though. We should make sure that she's completely comfortable with the arrangement.""Let's go talk to her."You walk up to Lucca, who's currently acting like a conductor, as the swarm of drones do a strange, complicated dance."Uh. . Lucca?" Amy asked."Yeah?"Amy quickly explained her thoughts, getting more and more progressively red as she did so."Hm. . ." Lucca said, putting a hand to her chin, then she shrugged. "Might as well. I've never been one for anything formal, but we can have some fun every now and then. Not right now, of course. Busy practicing with the drones."
>>20238428And that went exactly how I suspected.
>>20238428"Drone duel?"Grab some deactivated drones and have them hover around Dave.
>>20238428So the UN now knows what's up, we're disseminating technology through Three.We should probably talk to Grandpa Emps, see if he knows what's coming next.
>>20238462She may be better than us at FutureCraft, but we're king of the drone dance floor!
>>20238480Yeah.Let's see if Emps wants to play futurecraft as well.
>>20238502Brilliant!If we introduce the Emperors to the wonderful world of video games, they won't be bored and have to play all these killing and enslaving 'games' any more.
"Drone duel?""Fuck no." Lucca said. "You regularly break the laws of physics."". . Do iiit." Amy said, eyes glimmering."Alright, alright." Lucca says. "As long as you don't do bullshit hacking or anything, Dave.""Good luck." Amy said, with a grin.You quickly claim roughly half of the active drones, and then the two of you get to work.>Roll 1d100, taking first only.
rolled 88 = 88>>20238573wheee!
rolled 69 = 69>>20238573droll
rolled 63 = 63>>20238573
>>20238581Good to know the dice gods are on our side for the important things.
And it begins.Your side and Lucca's side bursts into movement. You realize, with a start, that there's been no sort of terms declared, and that you don't know the rules of engagement. You're about to fire the drones' weaponry, but then one of lucca's heavy drones just bang into one of your lighter ones, knocking it upsidedown, where the hoverplates struggle to turn it back over.So that's how it's going to be done.With a slight grin, and with some of Magenta's assistance, you outmanuvuer Lucca's drones, pinning each of them down with the other drones.Lucca huffed. "Tch, that's why I didn't want to do the duel thing, Amy."
>>20238672"Well. There we go. Hey Rust, want to go to the shipyard and meet your new AI-child?"
>>20238672Lucca, is it really cheating to take advantage of being a disembodied consciousness in a implanted spine with a number of AIs floating around?So we should probably visit Grandpa Emps, see what he thinks their next move will be and then maybe see the new kid over at the Shipyard.
>>20238672If you only fight when you know you're going to win, you'll never get better.>>20238719I'm not sure we should leave when the second wave could come at any moment.
>>20238672"Heh. At least I didn't just steal your drones."
>>20238672Flip them both over and pin them down with the drones
"If you only fight when you know you're going to win, you'll never get better.""'If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight.'" Lucca recited. "Sun Tzu said that. Paraphrased, of course.""Heh, at least I didn't just steel your drones.""That would be bullshit hacking." She said, frowning. "Now, I'll get back to this. I have a half-second delay to train out."She went back to the conducting."Let's go see your parents." You tell Amy, as you walk. "Tell them we're getting married and that we saved the planet and so on.""We?" She asked, and nudged you. "I'm the one that figured out how to move the negative mass, and set up the system to shove the negmass into the wormholes. Technically, *I* saved the planet. You did figure out the teleporter, though, I'll give you that."
>>20238873"I contributed moral support. And squid diplomacy."
>>20238873"I heroically restrained myself from tickling your ribs for an entire day. That's no small feat of endurance!"
>>20238873"I'm hurt, Amy, wasn't the whole plan my idea?"
>>20238873Ok, lets tell them you saved the world then. It's all the same to me, as long as the world gets saved.
>>20238873And I came up with the plan.
>>20238873I came up with the idea of using the negative mass in the first place. And we'd have never found it or got there in time without Oracle. And we wouldn't have been able to talk to Oracle without Rust. It was a team effort, you can't claim all the glory for yourself.
>>20238873"The real hero is the van that hit me back when I was just your average office drone."
>>20238873I came up with the cunning plan, acted as liaison for an alien race, did the teleport stuff and a number of other things.It was a team effort Amy, you don't get to cut me out.Also we should do something with that fancy new Quantum Computer we've got lying around.
>>20238957If it wasn't for the van the whole thing with the wormhole wouldn't have happened and there wouldn't have been an invasion. The van is the bad guy.
"I came up with the cunning plan, acted as liaison for an alien race, did the teleport stuff and a number of other things." You say. "It was a team effort Amy. Plus, I heroically restrained myself from tickling your ribs for an entire day. That's no small feat of endurance!"Amy grinned. "Good point, good point.""Also we should do something with that fancy new Quantum Computer we've got lying around.""How do we get Minerva out of that, though?" She asked.
>>20238996Bullshit hacking?Might be a bit risky though.
>>20238996"Hey, Minerva. Want a servitor skull to inhabit for a while if you vacate the crystal?"
>>20238996Hook it up to another computer, then say we're wiping it in 30 seconds whether he's out or not. He has a self-preservation instinct like everyone else.
>>20238996We ask nicely. Tell him that the only opportunity he has to not live in a small ball that can't do anything for the rest of his life is to transfer out. Then we thoroughly scrub it of his presence and tadaa.
>>20238996we hook him up to a hard drive, and tell him we're wiping the Quantum computer in 30 seconds, whether he's left it or not.
>>20239070>>20239027>>20239018Let's build him the skulldrone FIRST, yes? No weapons, no i/o except a speaker, a mic, and a camera. It can be upgraded later if he proves loyal.
"We ask nicely." You say. "We hook it up to a harddrive, and tell him we're wiping the computer in 30 seconds, whether he's left it or not.""Real nice." Amy said, and approached minerva's terminal. She banged on it twice."What, what?" Minerva asked, as if he'd just woke up.You connect a small, fabricated computer to the terminal."What's this?" He asked."We're wiping the quantum computer in thirty seconds. Skedaddle." Amy said.Minerva went quiet, and then the hard drive started whirring. Soon enough, the quantum computer was uninhabited.". . Happy?" Minerva asked.
>>20239104Ecstatic. Now let's talk more permenant arrangements. How about a flying skulldrone?
>>20239104"Very."Disconnect the quantum computer and wipe it. I don't care if it looks empty already, ArmaTek are tricksy.
>>20239104"Yep."Wipe that computer like it's a baby's ass.
>>20239104Bullshit-hack wipe it for extra security.
>>20239104Extremely so. Wipe the computer just to be sure. Now what are you looking for in terms of a permanent place to live? I could probably get you another meat clone body if you wanted, but really I'm not sure I trust you with one. I could also stick you in a floating skullbot if that's what you want.
>>20239104"Very. You get a reward for complictness! How'd you like a video game or two on there?"
"Ecstatic." You say, and take the quantum computer in hand, wiping it. "Now, what are you looking for in terms of a permenant place to live? I could probably get you another meat clone body if you wanted, but really I'm not sure I trust you with one. I could also stick you in a floating skullbot if that's what you want.""I, uh, don't know how to fly a floating skullbot." He said, rather slowly.
rolled 54 = 54>>20239208I'm confident you would learn with great haste.
>>20239176I can see the futurecraft post game chat now: "Help I'm trapped in a servo skull with nothing but futurecraft, let me out." "GG no re"
>>20239208"Practice makes perfect buddy."
>>20239208"It can't be that hard, you managed to learn how to make shit out of goop on the fly"Can we do that now we stole the nanites? They haven't really been mentioned since we took them.
>>20239208Smart man like you could work it out pretty quick. But I digress. I'm going out for a bit, you can think about what you want for a body while I'm gone. I'll leave you some offline videogames if you want.
>>20239228Yes, time to investigate the nanites, with GirlyName at a safe distance.Also, he mentioned he had a copy of 11 with him. I wish Azure was still around to deal with this...
>>20239252She is still around.
"Practice makes perfect, buddy." You say. "But I digress. I'm going out for a bit. You can think about what you want for a body while I'm gone. I'll leave you some offline videogames if you want.""Okay, cool." He said. "As long as it's not fucking futurecraft."". . Uh, that's all we have on the computers." Amy said."Then I'll just sit here." Minerva said. "Maybe sing."The two of you go down into one of the holds, where Azure is lying on her back, staring up at the ceiling."Where were the nanobots?" you ask."Right over there." Azure said, pointing. You pick up the small canister, and examine it. Other than a few closed pumps, and a small USB, there's nothing out of the ordinary about it.
>>20239288Time to jack in!
>>20239288" I think I should install the QC before trying the nanobots."
>>20239288Hey Azure, I'm going to try to use nanobots and a Quantum Computer, let me know if my brain starts leaking.<Amy, I'm going to try fiddling with the nanobots and the QC, I'll try not to do anything that'll kill me.>Interface with the now empty QC and then we'll see if we can use the nanobots through that.
rolled 28 = 28>>20239288Amy, I'm going to do something stupid again...I just thought I should give you some advance warning this time.<you ready cyan? onyx? magenta?>then we plug right into the FUSB (future universal serial buss)
>>20239327Possibly stupid. not outright.
rolled 37 = 37>>20239349but we call it stupid just to cover our bases with the missus
>>20239327The quantum computer shouldn't have any side effects at all, it's just a really fast computer. We should get Jun to integrate it into the bullfrog and move in permanently.We controlled the nanobots fine last time so I don't see anything going too badly wrong with those either.Telling her we're going to do something stupid when we promised not to do anything stupid seems stupid, especially when we're not actually being that stupid.
"Amy, I'm going to do something stupid again." You say."Wait a sec." She says, with a small smile, and plugs your bullfrog into hers. You suddenly get a small amount of static from her. "Okay, now you can try."You take another bullfrog cable, and plug it directly into the nanobot canister.It vibrates in your hand, and suddenly, your perceptions explode. thousands, millions, even trillions of small drones suddenly enter your perception. You can't see what they see, and you can't hear what they hear- the only sense they're giving you is their rough location. You move a few about, and the nanobots swarm out of the canister, slowly swarming. You can't seem to do anything useful with them, like make them into objects.
rolled 94 = 94>>20239430try having them move into various shapes.a tight, tiny cube. a torroidtry having them move an object.lets see what the learning curve is on nanites
>>20239430"I need the quantum computer to use these correctly I think. Hopefully this doesn't go on the Dave's Smart Ideas list."Plug in the quantum computer.
>>20239430How curious, you try amy. Try to make one of your fantastic creations.
>>20239430See if there's a readme or a manual or something stored in the canister.Practice making shapes with them in the air above Azure.Grab the QC for additional processing power.
rolled 76 = 76>>20239430Try and form some rudimentary shapes with the nanites, at least. Focus hard on it. Do our best impression of Gandalf blowing smoke rings, before trying to create nano-smoke-ships, and heroes, and dragons, and armies, tromping about. Heck, what with our somewhat basic level of control, the ultra-fine nature of the nanites and the ability to form them into objects, we could have an impromptu Futurehammer match against ourselves!
>>20239430More power. Jack into the QC
>>20239430Do >>20239501, then plug in to the QC.
>>20239524>>20239506Go to plug it in, then hesitate and wait for Amy's permission.
>>20239535if we're linked like this, i'm sure she'll read the idea as we think it.
You quickly shape them into a small cube, a torus, and then a small model of an admech. . It all seems to be working, in a way, but you can't seem to get the nanites to change into anything functional- all of the figures are static.<Amy, you try. Maybe make one of your fantastic creations.><Right. . > Amy says, and gently takes control of a small portion of the nanites. They vibrated, and twitched, but then lost cohesion. <I don't have the focus.><I'll try to jack into the QC.> You say, and take the quantum computer in hand. For the most part, it was all crystalline, but digital chips and devices lay built into the crystal, almost meshed. You plugged in the connection. . and then time slowed.>Roll 1d100. Taking only first.
rolled 56 = 56>>20239620here we go
rolled 67 = 67>>20239620time to toss the dice!
rolled 42 = 42>>20239620>>20236646Rollin.
>>20239628Average is fine. At least it's not awful.
>>20239628Okay, so... nothing horrible but nothing good either.
rolled 6 = 6>>20239620Pointlessly rolling. and spoilering
rolled 33 = 33>>20239669>>20239666do remember that after all of this ours is still a prototype.if this fails to be awesome lets plug it straight into Amy and see if her production model Bullfrog can handle the exchange.
>>20239717Our bullfrog is superior to the production model. And we've upgraded it to hell and back.
You end up. . . on a massive, crystalline spire, with nothing but stars above you and endless fields of sharp, angular structures in the distance. You stretch your draconian wings, and whip your tail this way and that.Oh, right. Bullshit metaphor dreams again.<Dave? You okay? I. . I can't feel you.> Amy said.You look back, and behind you, Amy's standing there, flickering and transparent. It reminds you of a ghost, somehow. . but you have a feeling that you can pull her in.> Pull her into the QC as well?> Let's not risk it.
>>20239825[Pull her in]Better to have her where we can help her than leave her hanging.
>>20239825Just ask her what she wants.
rolled 84 = 84>>20239825>>20236646Not risk it.
rolled 10 = 10>>20239825pull her in with us<Amy, you remember when I mentioned metaphoric dreams and the Bullfrog?>...<come, take my hand, and let us ride the dragon together; you wanted to see and feel and understand? here I grant this to you>
>>20239825>Third option.>[X] Invite her into the bullshit magic hackan metaphor dream, to come or not of her own free will.So, when did we become one with the cyberdragon? What happened to the knight atop his back that was us? Or are we both and neither all at once?
>>20239825Talk to her, like a real person. If that doesn't work, pull her in. This is awesome enough that she should experience it.
>>20239825Ask if she wants to follow us into this place. If we can't ask then pull her in, she went through a lot of trouble and effort to make sure that we wouldn't have to do this sort of thing alone. She said that she didn't want to stand idly by when we did things like this. Also we're a dragon, we need a maiden.
rolled 93 = 93>>20239825Do it. It's high time she got to experience the bullshit metaphors
>>20239871'Bout time we first died I think, when resurgence drugged us silly.
>>20239825I want to pull her in because she can't moan at us for doing stupid shit if she was there doing it too,but pulling her into the computer might turn her digital, maybe it's not safe to do that without her having her own weird metaphor dreams. Tell her we're ok but don't risk it.
>>20239825"Would you like to join me in the realm of dreams and metaphores? It's a greentext descision, so try not to regret what you choose."
<Uh, well, you know those bullshit metaphor dream things I was talking about?> You tell her.<Yeah?><Do you want to follow me into this place?><Well. . . ><It's a greentext descision, so try not to regret what you choose.><. . What? Uh. . well. . >The transparent image of her sighs.<It's why I got the bullfrog in the first place.> She said. <Yeah, I'll come.>With your draconian tail, you coil it around her wrist, and give her a slight, minor tug.The crystalline tower, and the entire environment around you, shatters, and you're falling.Amy starts screaming.You come to in the real world, still connected to Amy, the nano-canister, and the QC.Amy's perfectly still, eyes rolled into the back of her head, and blood dripping copiously from her nose.<Dave?> Amy asked, from inside the crystal. <. . Something went wrong.>
rolled 51 = 51>>20239825just so you know Exabyte...I'm giving my hand at write faggotry a try and seeing if I can produce a decent epilogue to the quest...I'm really hoping nothing drastic or unexpected(cough cough) happens between now and the end of the quest...
>>20239986Amy, you're in the QC now, calm down. You may have a bit of brain damage but it's alright.Talk to me honey, what do you see around you? I'm not in there with you.
>>20239986<Shit. Okay, you should be fine. Don't worry I'll fix this.>Connect to Amy's meatsack and manually keep her alive.Then add a lot of storage capacity to her bullfrog.
>>20239986"Yeah, uhh...that's...I think you're not in your body. But I think I know how to fix it."Go into Amy's bullfrog, connected to the QC, then pull her back the other way.
rolled 76 = 76>>20239986nope. you just did what I did a long time agoplug the crystal into her bullfrog directly and BULLSHIT HACK her back into control...then FREAK THE FUCK OUT because she nearly died...
>>20239986Give the crystal to Lucca to use as a dildo.
>>20239986Pull her back!!
>>20240025>>20240023Don't pull her out just yet, especially not like that, connect the QC to her bullfrog, stabilize her body, make sure she's doing okay and then we work it from there and teach her how to make her own way back with us holding her hand all the way back. Don't rush anything, take it careful.
>>20239986<Uh. Yeeaahh. I think you fell down the rabbithole, Amy. The Quantum Computer, evidently, was not built for two.>Play pacemaker with the Bullfrogs and Amy's body and get her to a medical scanner so we can see if her brain is intact. Which it probably isn't.
rolled 44 = 44>>20239986"azure, could you lend a hand for a bit..."
>>20239986"You're in the Quantum computer, Amy. Hang on, I'm plugging you directly into, well, you."Do so.
>>20239990>Heh, actually, I have an epilogue in mind for everyone. Because I know what's going to happen. Unless you guys change something drastic, that is.<Talk to me.> You say. <You're in the QC now, calm down. You may have a bit of->A chunk of something steaming drops from her nose.< . . . Shit. Okay. Okay.> You say, hacking her bullfrog to keep her heart beating. <What do you see?><Just. . a lot of crystals.> She said. <Everything looks like glass, and there's. . some kind of . . really pretty dragon here. It's all ghostly. I think I can. . pull it.>
rolled 75 = 75>>20240079even azure?ah well damn...
>>20240079Don't. That's me. That's how you looked before I pulled you in. The ghostly bit, I mean.
>>20240079<WHOA WHOA WHOA WAIT. STOP. DON'T TOUCH THAT. That's the important metaphor. If you do it the same way I did you'll end up permanently digital.>
>>20240079"That's me, and pulling is what I did to you. Apparently the quantum computer has an occupancy limit of one. I'm not sure where you'll go if you pull me in, it'll either be your body or my body, and no offense babe, but I'm not sure I want to do the body swap thing with you."
rolled 84 = 84>>20240079thats me! don't pull it back until I get your brain to stop leaking out of your nose!
>>20240079That would be me. That's how I got you in. If you pull me we'll change places again.That's probably the best idea, you know, you still have a working body that you ought to keep. Also I'm rather fond of it.
>>20240079Yeah do not touch the dragoon that would probably be bad
>>20240079I wouldn't. That dragon is me and if you do so I'll be swapped in and I have NO clue what will happen then as your brain is not doing all that well. Try to find somewhere that looks like a control place, it's a metaphor so find the right path and take control of the QC yourself. I'll be here with you every step of the way.
>>20240079Ok, pull me in. Don't freak out when you get back to your body and find your brain dripping out of your nose.
rolled 87 = 87>>20240079"AZURE, HELP I NEED YOU. AMY ISN'T TAKING DIGITIZATION AS WELL AS I DID"
>>20240079<NO TOUCHY. That's what's left of me in there, and pulling on a ghostly you was what got us into this mess. You tug on that, I'll get pulled back in and you'll get pushed out. And Amy, you kinda don't have anywhere to go right now. This is, uh. This is the Dave experience, to be frank, though the trippy dreamscape is not usually this lucid. A whole lot of being a half-dead zombified body with no brain stuck in a synthetic brainpan. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Now, we're going to have to un-fuck your brain, or link your body to the Quantum Computer. I think the latter is the more sensible.>
"Okay babe, here's the problem. Your brain is currently dripping out your nose. Normally I'd say that's not too big of a problem given that you have a Bullfrog - but given that it has no storage capacity, I don't know where exactly you'd go. You could come hang out in mine for awhile if there's space, but right now I'd like to focus on making sure your heart keeps pumping."
>>20240170Change "sensible" to "feasible" here, I think.
<Whoa, whoa, wait. Stop. that would be me.> You said. <Try to find somewhere that looks like a control place, it's a metaphor so find the right path and take control of the QC yourself. I'll be here with you every step of the way.><Okay. . I'll start looking.> She said. <There's some kind of . . castle.>"Azure! Help, I need you!" You say.Suddenly, Azure sits up."What's wrong?""Amy isn't taking digitization as well as I did." You say.Azure turns on her scanner. . and then steps away."She's braindead. All of it." Azure said. She tore off her face, connecting her to Amy's bullfrog. "I can keep her body going for now." <Damn, this tail thing is irritating.> You hear Amy mumble. <There's some kind of. . throne, here. It looks like those old IDW chairs.>
>>20240220Aw shit, I bet this is where she chooses whether to become like us.
>>20240220Huh, I had that one once. Wait you have a tail? When did that happen? Are you a dragon or a catgirl?Yeah, you should probably sit down in the chair, that's the metaphory bit for taking control of it, probably.
>>20240220<That's probably it. Once you get this thing under control, I'll attach it to your bullfrog. Hmph. I wanted the new toys...>
rolled 22 = 22>>20240220look around EVERYWHERE.tell me EVERYTHING then if there is no other real option. sit in the chair
>>20240220That's it, Amy. That represents control of the QC, which is probably represented by the castle.
>>20240220You have a tail? Can you describe yourself for me?Ok, full disclosure time. Sitting in that chair will probably put you in the QC permanently, just like i now live in the bullfrog. There's no going back from this. I'm happy to take your place if you want me to.
>>20240220Heh, a tail? What do you look like?It's your dream metaphor, Amy. If you feel good about the chair, sit in the chair.
>>20240220"I expect that's the nanite swarm control center. Hopefully that's hard coded, and wasn't effected by the wipe."
>>20240220Ohhhh shit. At least now we'll have awesome fully digital sex, apparently. In addition to having a working body and stuff. We better do the QC transplant soon though.
>>20240220Yes that, listen carefully you take that path there is no going back you will end up some what like me. If you take that we will plug the QC into your bullfrog else we try to get your brian back in your body.
>>20240220"Okaaaayyy. There's two possible meanings behind that. One; it'll make your consciousness as fluid as mine and far more able to deal with inhabiting synthetic computers or hop between them, at the cost of turning any organic brains you connect to into not much more than expendable coolant for overclocking. Though my throne was connected to that bitchin' dragon you saw. Two, it might just be the way for you to take control of the quantum computer and nanite hive properly and completely. It's probably both."<Hey, Minerva. IDW chair in the quantum dreamscape. What does it do?>
>>20240220Amy, if you sit down in that chair you're going to become like me. I happen to like it but that's the choice you're making. No matter what decision you make you'll still be my adorable technicolor death machine that I love. If you don't sit down we might be able to get you back, but I'll note your brain is leaking and you're technically braindead.If you sit down you'll link up with the QC, and we'll connect you to the bullfrog and your body and we'll both be digital intelligences who love each other very much.
>>20240220<This is it Amy. Make the choice. Sit in the chair and become full digital, or back out and stay organic.>
Let's shoot off a quick call to Jun. "Hey, Jun! Yeah, good to see you too - hey, how feasible would it be to add a ton of storage capacity to Amy's bullfrog in, say...right the fuck now? She's kinda braindead and in a computer. I've got her heart pumping and everything, but uh, I feel like I'm kinda out of my depth here."
<Huh, I had that one once.> You say. <Wait. You have a tail? Could you describe yourself for me?><Well. . I don't have any legs. Instead it's like a giant snake tail thingy. And I have fangs, and these really freaky slitted eyes. I don't get how I know that, but I do.><Ok, full disclosure time. Sitting in that chair will probably put you in the QC permanently, just like i now live in the bullfrog. There's no going back from this. I'm happy to take your place if you want me to.><. . . Uh. . how's my body doing?> Amy asked. You can feel hesitation from her. <Can you see it from there?>
>>20240369<I can. Let me just say I know how you feel now, and I'm sorry. We might, maybe, be able to fix it if you don't mind chilling out in there for a bit.>
>>20240369<Azure is keeping it alive. If we switch out you can stay in my bullfrog while we fix your brain.>
>>20240369Not, uh... Not very well. You don't appear to have a brain anymore.
>>20240369Your body's fine, I got Azure to keep your heart beating and stuff.Your brain on the other hand does not seem to like being empty.
>>20240369I'm going to be honest, most of your body is fine, we're keeping it going, but your brain is about the consistency of salsa right now. You go digital you'll be just fine and we can fix that up over time.
what was Amys code name again
>>20240369<It's, uh. Indisposed. The body itself is doing fine, but your brain went full-on gooey, and until it regenerates or you go into a new storage medium, I don't think you can go back to your body. If it's any consolation for this mishap, and every other time I ended up going full goo, I am just as terrified for you as you have been for me if not moreso. Even if you're fine in the QC.>
>>20240459Isn't that some kind of snake woman thing
>>20240454I'm willing to bet good money that Amy's brain ain't going to regen.
rolled 47 = 47>>20240369you know how you told me about the feeling you have when I bullshit hack and my head starts leaking stuff?I now know EXACTLY HOW IT FEELS...viscerally, and precisely...
>>20240483Yes, yes it is. I'm very glad our digital image isn't based off of our codename.
>>20240483Yup. Upper half woman, lower half snake.
>>20240483Yes.Generally human from the waist up and snake from the waist down. About half the time the human parts are scaly and snakish.
<It's, uh, indisposed.> You say. <The body itself is doing fine, but. . your brain is the consistency of salsa right now. You go digital, you'll be just fine and we can fix that up over time.><. . Oh.> She said. You feel cold, cold terror emanating from her.<If it's any consolation for this mishap, and every other time I ended up going full goo, I am just as terrified for you as you have been for me. . if not moreso.><I-I'm doing it. I'm sitting.> She said. <S-see you on the other side, Dave.>And then the crystal went silent. Perfectly, utterly silent.Amy's body still had her eyes rolled into the back of her head. No reaction. No movement.Nothing.As far as you could tell, Amy was gone.
rolled 77 = 77>>20240546BULLSHIT HACK INTO THE CRYSTAL
>>20240546Well... let's get it implanted in Amy's body... right?
>>20240546She's probably fine, just busy going through some standard existential metaphor stuff, there's no need to worry.Oh who am I kidding, we're going to panic anyway.
>>20240546Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha HA. NO.Connect it to the nanohive. Connect it all to her bullfrog. Nope. Nope nope nope NOPE. NOPE.
Give her some time guys, she couldn't feel us when we went all metaphorical too. Don't panic, keep her heart pumping, and get Jun on the line.
rolled 28 = 28well shit did we just kill Amy?rolling for bullshit magic hacking of the crystal we shall learn how it works and bring back Amy.
>>20240546Make sure the QC is plugged into her bullfrog and the nanites, and wait for her. >>20240572The QC seems to have an occupancy limit of one, trying to bullshit hack it might fuck everything up. We wait and silently panic and hope for our Amy to come back. Get Jun and Minerva on the line, get details about this sort of operation and what we can expect.
>>20240546Wait, let's not panic just yet. Remember, we were nonresponsive to Azure when we took control. Just make sure she's still connected and keep trying to talk to her.
>>20240546Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit. Do something!!
rolled 89 = 89>>20240546"azure, do you have anything? anything at all what are the nanites doing, I can't see them...let's plug this shit right into her bullfrog if we can...come on Amy I could handle it, so can you...
Get ahold of yourselves!
>>20240664Oh, thank goodness. Lets check the Guide for what to do when you transfer your girlfriends consciousness into a quantum computing device.It should have all the info we need.
"Nope nope nope nope." You start repeating. "Nope nope nope nope."Quickly, you disconnect Amy's body from you, and then connect it to the crystal.It sparks, and then bursts into life.Amy gasps, and her entire body jerks. She twitches, and coughs."I have." She said. "The biggest headache I've ever had."
>>20240687It'll either just say "dump her" or have 50000 different ways to have cybersex.
>>20240713Hug time now.
>>20240546Send the Quantum Computer the recordings of Amy+Lucca and the three of us. If Amy's still there she'll respond.
>>20240722CAREFUL hug time to make sure we don't disconnect the cable.>>20240716That last one sounds extremely useful.
>>20240713AMY!!!HUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF HER.Shed tears! Not even manly ones.
>>20240713Now I know what it's like to make a flippant remark when they come back from the dead. Give her a hug, a very very long hug.
rolled 13 = 13>>20240713"yes, you probably do."take off our helmet so she can see our face"see that red goo on your shirt?""that's bits of your brain. welcome to the club, do you want to call jun or perhaps just let it ride"
>>20240713"Welcome to the demihuman club, Amy, you're half-synthetic now. And you've got an even fancier brainpan than me, to boot! Now, please, don't ever scare me like that again."
>>20240687So your significant other/life partner has mistakenly transferred themselves into a purely digital consciousness [if they have not done this by mistake, please check page five million sixty-three, paragraph four.]The first thing to do is check that they are still in the universe. If they are not, then please consult section eight, dealing with death. If they are, then good news, you still have a shot.Staying relevant as an organic in a digital world is a difficult challenge where many of your chemically based preconceptions about what's 'romantic' may no longer by relevant or even wanted. The Hitchhiker's Guide strongly suggests either taking yourself up as a digital lifeform yourself, or failing that due to religious purposes, technological impossibility, (or just being a weeny), breaking up. It probably won't work out. Your love isn't really special, and it never was.On a brighter note, the Hitchhiker's Guide has a chapter on finding someone new in section section thirty seven.
>>20240771>demihumanBitch, this is pure transhuman action here.
First thing you do is hug her tightly.Also the second thing.Third thing? More hugging."Dave." Amy said.You look down.". . You were a really pretty dragon." She said.
>>20240713Hugs. "I bet. And I'm really sorry it happened. Partly because I wanted it for myself."
>>20240824And you are beautiful. Don't ever die on me. I couldn't live without you.
>>20240824Pout. "Pretty? I was metal as fuck."
>>20240824connect to her bullfrog. <Hooray for transhumanism!>
>>20240824"Damn right I am. I'm the prettiest fuckin' dragon ever, if you say I am. And I'm sure you're a beautiful naga, too. Lamia? Whichever."
rolled 96 = 96>>20240824don't be silly I'm DAVE I was a badass dragon, not a pretty one...NEVER EVER EVER DO THAT TO ME AGAIN...EVER then hug some more...then we cover the whole lesson on 'how to get brain-stains out of clothing' and 'how to approach metaphors in the future...'
>>20240824You're absolutely beautiful and I'm sure you were a very pretty Naga, mind sending me a picture?
"Damn right I am." You say. "And you are beautiful. Don't ever die on me. I couldn't live without you.""Don't worry, Dave. I won't. Promise." She said, and returned the hug. "Oh, right! I can show you what I looked like." She said, and then closed her eyes. A crystal clear image of a lamia appeared- a twisted, distorted version of Amy, with a long, serpentine tail. Surprisingly, the scales are the exact same colors as her hair- technicolor, and neon everything.
>>20240966Be stunned by her beauty. Also, I think things should be turning to stone about now.
>>20240966So when do we get to the hot metaphorical dragon/naga sex?
>>20240966<Hey now we're both digital beings! There's all kinds of cool tricks you can do now. Like bullet time!>
>>20240966How did you remember that? My dragon dreams were never stored.
>>20240966You're beautiful. Okay, call up Jun, we should probably deal with the fact that Amy's brain now sloshes around inside her skull and get it drained, clean up the bits of brain running down her face and shirt, that sort of thing.
rolled 47 = 47>>20240966damn...l could never get the image to save with the dragon, or the kraken or the the other stuff...I tried to show you once a while ago, but it utterly tanked...crisis aside why don't you give the nanites another try, I have some calls to make..."to the bridge! and then to make some calls..."
>>20240966"Lovely. Though the legs could use a little work." Give her a kiss.
>>20240966"Too... Many... Colors... HNNNG."
>>20241012I wonder if we could build her a naga tail. She has detachable legs, right?
>>20241047I'm sure she could build herself one a lot better than we could.
>>20241047Probably. It'd be a socket that goes over her waist and connects to her stumps.
"How did you remember that? My dragon dreams were never stored.""Well, mine weren't stored either, so it took *forever* to reconstruct them the way I remembered it. Like, at least an hour." She said. "But I used that bullet time thing.""Crisis aside, we need to talk to Jun.""Yeah. . " She said, looking to the crystal in her hand. "Should probably put my phylactery in my head or something."
>>20241098"Don't be ridiculous. You never put it in your head." NOT pointedly looking at Azure. Very pointedly not looking at her.
>>20241098Dave needs on of these crystal processors as well. He can't be already becoming obsolete.
>>20241098"You should try and keep your brain intact if possible. Dreams and heh alcohol don't work when it's mush. On the other hand neither do negative things such as tranquilizers.
>>20241111This, but with a huge grin on our face.
rolled 79 = 79>>20241098phylactery? who taught you that word?then we give her the full impression of grabbing her ass...WITH BOTH HANDS.
>>20241098The head's a bad place, obvious target, also it'll prevent your brain from regrowing if it's gonna do that.Honestly we should probably stick it somewhere in your core where we can keep it protected and hard to find.How big is the QC anyways?
>>20241124That was implied.
>>20241098"AHH! I'm becoming obsolete already! *Blatantly fake sob*
>>20241098You have bullet time too? That melts my brain, I wonder how you manage.
>>20241143She probably instead of using her brain for processing power just uses the QC for it.We need to get one of those some time.>>20241132We're not obsolete, we've still got bullshit hacking and she doesn't. We'll get a QC eventually.
>>20241143You can't melt a quantum computer, obviously.
>>20241173>Blatantly fake sob
"Don't be ridiculous. You never put it in your head." You say, very pointedly not looking at Azure. Despite that, you feel her glare."But I don't have enough room in my body to put it anywhere else." She said. "I mean, I need all of my innards, and my bullfrog doesn't take up my entire spine like yours does, so we can't just slip it in there.""It's a obvious target." you say. "And it'll prevent your brain from regrowing."". . Dave, my brain won't regrow." Amy said. "Jun explained it to me, back when I got the bullfrog. Yours does because of some genetic abnormality or something. Similar to what Lucca and Karin has. I can just stuff plates and plates of the thickest armor into my skull, because this computer is way smaller than my brain was. I'll catch up to you on cybernetics eventually, Dave."
rolled 48 = 48>>20241187what are you talking about, you did bullet time without the special brain in the first place...I'm already obsolete...NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!1!!!
>>20241187"Yeah, but won't that put a huge strain on your neck? You'll be all wibbly-wobbly off-balance from the plating, like a transhuman bobblehead."
>>20241187"Aww. That means alcohol won't work anymore... Oh wait. Yes it will thanks to bullfrog feedback."
>>20241187"Looks like you've got it all sorted out...Let's go off to Jun then."Do NOT let go oh her hand.
>>20241187But think of all the other awesome things you could use that space for!
>>20241187"It won't? Well, dang. I guess we'd best go talk to Jun, then."<Daedalus, please inform Jun we're going to be visiting.>
>>20241187Does this mean you can't get drunk again unless you're getting feedback from me? It looks like I'm gonna have to write up programs for each different variety of alcohol, I should do that anyway so I can get drunk even when my brain is goop. You might want to get drunk without me. We can use Minerva as a testing ground for them. <Jun, I have a technically braindead, but still adorable and hot, girl I would like you to see to. I'll be teleporting in in about 1 minute.>
rolled 62 = 62>>20241258can you imagine the shenanigans if we introduce these programs to the AIs of the Shipyard?
"Aww. That means alcohol won't work anymore...""Actually, Dave," Azure said. "You still have the program you used to simulate drunkenness, based on one's BAC. I'm sure it would work on Amy as well.""You have a program that simulates being drunk?" Amy asked. "He had me make it back when I was in his spine." <Daedalus, call Jun.> You say.<Dr. Viridian here.> Jun said.<Jun, I have a technically braindead, but still adorable and hot, girl I would like you to see to. I'll be teleporting in about one minute.><Erm. . . Okay.> Jun said, awkwardly.You teleport into her office. Amy by your side."Dave. Amy." Jun said. "To what do I owe the pleasure?""Jun, my brain exploded." Amy said. She raised up the crystal. "I'd like this put in it's place."Jun blinked. And then hung her head, and sighed. "The autodoc is waiting." She said, in a deadpan voice.>End of thread!>Sticking around to answer questions.>My twitter is @futureexabyte .
>>20241352"Hey at least this one is conscious Jun."
>>20241352She's getting too used to these shenanigans. We're obviously not being weird enough.
>>20241371Clearly, we need to teleport in for the sole purpose of a pleasant conversation and a spot of tea.
>>20241352"Ah, try some of this wonderful tea I learnt about, Jun"
>>20241427We can offer her some after she gets Amy all fixed up. We want a fuckton of armor in her head, that's her brain we're talking about and we've got extra room.
>>20241397You monster, who would even think of such a thing?>>20241451Amy's main defence is mobility, a whole fuckton would probably weigh her down.
rolled 72 = 72Jun is getting WAY the hell to use to used to this...................we need to do something MORE so she can't get used to it EVER cus were Dave
>>20241488A metric fuckton, yes, but she should be perfectly fine with an Imperial fuckton.
>>20241525Nobody uses silly systems like imperial in the future.
>>20241700It's still been less than a generation since the US government made the change from imperial to metric, so people who are still used to imperial still uses it. Although schools in the nearfuture teach metric instead.
>>20241761Don't you think you're being a bit too realistic there?It's meant to be set a decade in the future with infinite energy and AIs and cybernetic enhancements being commonplace and Antarctica being populous and a universal currency and a permanent base on Mars and plasma weapons and energy shields and invisibility and...Clearly they could have wiped out imperial as well.
>>20241873>Don't you think you're being a bit too realistic there?>Clearly they could have wiped out imperial as well.They could have. . but they didn't.Mostly because I use imperial because of habit, so that way when I fuck up and use 'feet' or 'pounds' or miles or whatever, it's still in-setting!> infinite energy and AIs and cybernetic enhancements being commonplace and Antarctica being populous and a universal currency and a permanent base on Mars and plasma weapons and energy shields and invisibility and...Every thread I make, a single tear drops from a physicist's eye, and he doesn't even know why.
>>20241761Why not nearfuture measurment? Which happens to be very similar to Imperial....
>>20241973>Every thread I make, a single tear drops from a physicist's eye, and he doesn't even know why.I'm happy with my sci-fi settings soft, but every time I read 2025 in the OP it's just like "how?". The best I've got is that everything came from Mars because then you only have to justify a couple of major breakthroughs to get there and the rest follows, but that sort of leaves the question of why Van Co isn't ruling the world.
>>20242134If VanCo makes anything which isn't a van, it fails horribly.
>>20242134Because. Gareth sells black vans and black van accessories. They don't actually use the vans.
>>20242134P.S. The only physics-y thing that kind of bugs me is the teleportation because it's not really consistent within its own rules.I actually think the credits are the worst bit because everything else can just be handwaved as Sufficiently Advanced Technology but the economic system is still obviously the same. I'm not going to sperg out about you not wanting to write scenes about Dave going to the travel agent to change his US dollars to Antarctican dollars though.
>>20242282Holy crap, those are REAL?
>>20242329Sort of, Antarctica doesn't actually have a government or an official currency but those are made by a private company as a sort of souvenir with profits going to Antarctic research or something. They're backed up with actual value and are apparently actually used in Antarctica occasionally.
>>20242389Huh. What's the exchange rate like?
>>20242515They seem to be just equivalent to US dollars. They're not going to be carried at a travel agent so you'd have to pay shipping to the company to exchange them either which I imagine makes the exchange rate completely awful unless you order a load of them, which you wouldn't want to do because you can't really spend them anywhere.
rolled 72 = 72>>20241973does your written epilogue include the return of Azure?