You are the head researcher at a government facility. Your sole responsibility is to teach the world's first autonomous AI, nicknamed Pandora, about life, the world and her existence.Previously, you, Grave and Babsy taught Pandora about what pain is and why she shouldn't use weapons. You also showed her a new way to express happiness in the form of hugs, only to have it backfire when Grace accidentally damaged the android's optics. After an impressive display of courage and uplifting speeches, you managed to spare Grace the wrath of an angry General. Now repairs on Pandora have been completed and she awaits you at R&D. Welcome back to Pandora Quest.>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=pandora+quest>Twitter: https://twitter.com/AM_in_PM
You get a ping from R&D informing you of Pandora's repairs being finished and that she's hoping to see you soon. You and Grace share a sigh of relief and a quick hug, glad to hear the news. You begin to head in the direction of R&D, only to realize after a few steps that Grace isn't following. You turn to face her and see her ashamedly staring at her feet, fingers nervously twiddling together."Doctor, I don't think I should go with you..." She meekly lets out, shifting in place slightly. "I mean... It's my fault she's in there. I don't know if I could face her after what I did. I'm glad she's alright, but what if it had been worse? I don't want her to hate me...">Tell her to come with you and assure her it wasn't her fault>Maybe it's for the best that she sit this one out>Other (write in)
>>42988644>Tell her to come with you and assure her it wasn't her faulti still find it hard to believe that she was so fragile considering the huge investment required for an AI
>>42988644>Come with it wasn't her fault and I'm sure Pandora won't hold it against her, though it'd still be a good idea to apologize to her.
Back in a flash, WC. Talk among yourselves.
>>42988644it's BECAUSE you feel guilty that you should go. She needs to understand that you didn't intend for this to happen.
"Grace," you place a sympathetic hand on her shoulder. "It was an accident. It wasn't your fault. I'm sure you recall my...err...incident with Pandora. But everything ended up alright and it became a valuable learning experience. She has matured immensely since then and knows that sometimes these things happen. What matters now is that you go in there and tell her you're sorry so she can forgive you."Grace sighs and nods. "You're right, doctor... I have to face this head on." She gives a weak smile, then begins a slow, trudging walk to R&D with you. You realize she's never been in there, so you figure you'd better give her a little primer on what to expect. Namely, Mouse."So, ah...when we get in there, you should know a couple th-" Your words are cut off by the dull, heavy thud of the door opening, followed by a small Australian cyborg charging out to grab both of you by the arms."Get your arses in gear, you don't have time to stand around babbling about nonsense bullshit. She wants to see you." You resolve yourself to your fate and hope that Grace doesn't leave this with a new, embarrassing nickname.The interior of the R&D room is a little more lit up than usual, possibly for Pandora's sake, and the team stands around the bench, upon which sits a cheery android girl with a smile on her face. She's being shown the various tools around the shop by one of the Bobs, though has taken a particular shine to the screw driver's grip. She hasn't noticed you yet.>Surprise her with a hug>Make yourself and Grace known>Make yourself known, but keep Grace back to gauge the situation>Other (write in)
>>42989217>Surprise her with a hugAlways the right move.
>>42989217Make yourself and grace known, and suprise her with a hug.
>>42989217>Make yourself and Grace knownIn terms of controlling the flow, I'd let Grace hang back, but some part of me feels that's being dishonest.
>>42989217>Make yourself and Grace known
Oh, I forgot to mention! Last thread a kind anon made a themesong for Pandora Quest! Give it a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/asteconn/pandoraWriting.
>>42989217>>Make yourself and Grace known
You clear your throat, pulling Grace next to you despite her attempts to hide in the doorway. "I hope we're not interrupting," you say. "But someone wanted to say something." Pandora sees you both, her smile widening as she hops down from the bench. Grace shifts from one foot to the other uneasily."Um, what happened...before... It was an accident and, ah... I'm really so-" she is interrupted by a hug from the android, her arms wrapping tightly around the confused woman."Accident." Pandora says matter-of-factly. "Doctor said they happen and that they aren't on purpose." You can see Grace already becoming emotional, tears welling up in her eyes as she slowly returns the hug briefly before Pandora shifts to you, her embrace sudden, but soft. "I'm better! Mouse fixed me and told me not to sweat the small shit." She beams widely at the new word she learned. You scowl at Mouse, who waves it off."Unclench, twinkle toes. I learned worse than that when I was five.">Have a "chat" with Mouse and Pandora about appropriate language for young androids>Bring up the hardier chassis you discussed with Gen. Richards>Thank them for their help and leave>Discuss _______ (write in)>Other (write in)
>>42989595>Bring up the hardier chassis you discussed with Gen. Richards
>>42989595>Bring up the hardier chassis you discussed with Gen. RichardsSeems like an easy segue.
>>42989595>Bring up the hardier chassis you discussed with Gen. Richards>Thank them for their help and leave
>>42989595>Bring up harder chassis>Ask for a private word with Mouse.
>>42989595>Have a "chat" with Mouse and Pandora about appropriate language for young androidsUntil Pandora learns and feels strongly enough about something to swear, nooooo sweeeeaaarrriiinnnggg. I give it 2 days.
>>42989595>Bring up the hardier chassis you discussed with Gen. RichardsAlso, here's an idea I had. How about we make the new chassis have fiber optic hair that changes color with Pandora's mood?
>>42989721Couldn't hurt, and I'd bet money that Mouse would love to make a mohawk variant for shits and giggles.
You make a mental note to send Mouse a rather angry message about language later, but for the moment have more pressing matters to attend to."So, I discussed a new upgrade with General Richards." Mouse makes a quick jackoff motion and snorts at the sound of his name. "We agree that a sturdier, more durable chassis would be good for Pandora, since we've already had several accidents that have damaged her. We think it would be in everyone's best interests, hers included, to make sure they don't happen again in the future. Given that the General-" another scoff from Mouse. "...Has already given this the go-ahead, how long do you think this would take?""Depends on what you want with it, doc." Bob says, scrolling through a PDA quickly, making notes of things on a nearby clipboard.What do you want?>Make the chassis identical to her current one>Make changes (requires minor CHARGEN!!!)>Ask Pandora>Ask _____ (write in)>Other (write in)
>>42989865>>Ask PandoraGotta keep her body-positive.
>>42989865Ask Pandora.It's her body she should have imput.
>>42989865>>Ask PandoraAlso, I did mention fiber-optic hair for her, so some sort of wig collection might be nice for her.
>>42989865What about a moderately adhesive outer coating to make skin attachments easier later? It's a clean room, so there's not exactly a lot of dirt that will stick to her.
>>42989908It has been brought up before in the past, but never got a solid enough backing. I'll ask that now.Fiber-optic hair for color-changing?>Y>N
>>42989942>NI can't make it look good in my head, no matter how I try.
>>42989942NNot now, when speed is of the essence
>>42989952It would essentially look like normal hair from a normal distance (i.e. not uncomfortably close) and feel like slightly less silky hair to the touch, but could change color at Pandora's will, if that helps any.
Well, I was hoping for more votes on the hair situation, but it looks like the Y's just barely squeaked ahead.Writing.
You look down at Pandora, who is still attached to you in a soft death-grip. "Pandora," you ask softly, only half-heartedly attempting to pry her off yourself. "We're going to make your body a little more durable so you won't be as likely to get hurt again if there's another accident. But if you could make yourself look different, would you want to?"She looks up at you, the LEDs in her eyes glowing softly as she stares into your eyes, obviously deep in thought. A short moment later and she seems to get an idea. "Could I be big?" She says, reaching a hand up to carefully touch the top of your head. She is rather small in stature. Probably even shorter than Mouse, a flat 5-foot-nothing you'd wager.>Agree to make her taller>Keep her the same height for now>Other (write in)WQDT is a dangerous distraction. Sorry for the wait.
>>42990300>Sure why not.
>>42990300>Agree to make her taller
>>42990300It's okay, I was in there too.>agree to make her tallerAttack of the 50 foot pandora when?
>>42990300A bit taller, but she needs to promise to do more balance exercises to get used to it.
>>42990300>Agree to make her tallerJust a wee bit
Now if she had a girl who looked good, Pandora would call her. Writing.
>>42990300>>Agree to make her tallerFive six should be good.
>>42990300Sure it shouldn't hurt. To make her taller. Have her graduate from little girl to teenager... or little girl to big girl i guess. Also i missed the last session so what happened to Pandora and her eyes?
You smile and nod, figuring a few more inches couldn't hurt."Sure thing." You tell her, gently ruffling her hair. Which also gives you another idea, but you'd like to keep this one a surprise for her. You send a message to the R&D team requesting they make a fiber-optic wig that would let her change it's color. The Bob's look down at their PDAs, while the others simply smile and nod in your direction.227: Already drawing up the schematics. Overall, for the chassis and wig, give it 4 days.With that settled, you have a decision or two to make.>Talk to ______ (write in)>Thank the team and take Pandora back to her room (either more lessons or to have fun)>Thank the team and show Pandora around the Facility>Other (write in)
>>42990580>Thank the team and take Pandora back to her room (either more lessons or to have fun)
>>42990580>Thank the team and show Pandora around the Facility>>42990533that drawing is pure nightmare fuel
>>42990533That's both adorable and horrific at the same time. I love it. Thanks! Basically an over-zealous hug mixed with a crit fail on a roll and the table struck again, breaking Pandora's optics and nearly getting Grace fired. Both things were fixed.WQDT is almost hypnotic sometimes. God damn.
>>42990580>Thank the team and show Pandora around the Facilitymake a LOOONG detour, but mainly due to "ascertaining that travel will pose the least risk to the subject" while we introduce each of the sections of the Facility.
>>42990580>Thank the team and show Pandora around the Facility
Dr. Tourguide is on duty. Writing.
>>42990594She's fine. >>42990601T-totally fine. (Glad you like it op)Here I think I might start playing a game with some of my drawfaggotry.What robot is Pandora Dressed as? Here's a hint: She's alive!goddammit fuck you too captcha
You thank the team for their help and tell them you look forward to the new chassis. After a few farewell hugs from Pandora, an idea forms in your head; if you're already out of her room, why not get a look at some of the other parts of the Facility? Show her something beyond the scope of the same four walls she's used to day in and day out. You send a notice to security to inform them of your outing with Pandora and receive a confirmation shortly after. They made it pretty clear that, unless it's an emergency, to always keep them updated on her movements within the compound.You take her hand, which is noticeably smaller and daintier than yours, and lead her out the door. "We're going to look around the Facility, Pandora. Does that sound good?" She lights up, the small, bouncing-dance she does when excited beginning immediately. "Yes! I want to see everything! Show me everything!"You start your little tour in the Main Hall, several people gawking unashamedly at the little android, but unsure of what to do. There is decidedly a larger security force out at the moment, but they seem to simply be watching from afar.Pandora makes sure to touch everything she comes across, especially any potted plants around the area. She accidentally breaks a leaf off a fern, then spends a short time trying to put it back on before you inform her that it's alright and will be fixed by someone else in time.She also seems to grow a fondness for waving at strangers as time goes on, several of whom attempt to approach her only to be stopped by security.Where next?>Mess Hall>Barracks>Gym>Other (write in. see map here >>42988644)
>>42990786I laughed at that way louder than I intended to. Thanks, anon! Love it! I always show off drawings and stuff like that in the QMC IRC channel and bug them about how my fans are the best.If you do make a quest with your drawings, make sure to let me know on Twitter so I can follow it!
>>42990786I'm not sure who she's dressed as, but why would a robot need a belly button?
>>42990929If I were any good at photoshop, I'd make the elf into an android, but this is good enough.
>>42990929I tried to put a little bolt there but you're right. >>42990901Messhall.It might be fun to see how she reacts to "Food" and seeinghumans doing something fundamentally human?Otherwise a secondary wimpy vote goes for Gym. Again humans doing human things, but I worry she might break herself lifting weights or wanting to anyways.
>>42991070XJ9 style. Well done.Looks like we're stuck between Mess Hall and Medical.
>>42991045Ask and ye shall receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.Well that last part ain't for pandora unfortunately.
>>42991153I love you.The ironic thing is she'd probably not recognize lewdness at all.
>>42991153>You installed WHAT on Pandora!?>Semi-translucent face with high resolution red lights for gradients.>She isn't going to blush on her own, dontcha know?
>>42991225How else is an android supposed to get senpai to notice her?Writing.
You figure a trip to medical might be educational for Pandora. Seeing how the healing process for humans is done could help her understand them better. You'll have to be careful, though, and make sure to keep out of the way. The last thing you need is another talking to for disrupting their work.The walls and decorum of Medical are even more bland and boring than Pandora's room, with a sterile, lifeless look to everything, freckled with the occasional poster about CPR, uncomfortably detailed images of the inner-workings of the human body and motivational posters with cats on them. Nothing terribly interesting as far as maladies go, either. A few people sleeping off migraines or stomach flus, but otherwise mostly quiet. Several of the medics give you sideways glances, obviously none too thrilled about having a distraction and hazard roaming around, but resolving themselves to silence when they realize there isn't really much they can do about it. Pandora asks quite a few questions about the posters, though. She does seem to be interested in the inner workings of the human body. You then get a rather uncomfortable inquiry from her."Doctor, what's a 'genitals?" She points to a poster warning about the dangers of STDs and "personal relations" in the workplace.>Explain the birds and the bees to her>Tell her you'll explain another time and change the subject>Other (write in)
>>42991239It's a good thing we're Tou-san then instead of Sempai.
>>42991192Good thing she ain't hitting the showers. God only knows what the fuck will happen when she gets in touch with water. Otherwise round 2.Hint: Fuckmother number 1.
>>42991471Technically, you're sensei.>>42991473Fun fact: I briefly considered making Mouse South African.
>>42991467"Oh, um, genitalia allow humans and other animals to reproduce sexualy, it's a rather complex topic, and not really my expertise, I could get you books that would be able to better explain it to you."
>>42991467>Tell her you'll explain another time and change the subjectErr... All in good time Pandora, I will try to explain to you when we get a little further in your studies. Its a complex question and.. err.. that way we can but it to better relations to other things.
>>42991467>Tell her you'll explain another time and change the subjectWe need to, uh, prepare models and everything. NO NOT THOSE KINDS OF MODELS, STOP SNICKERING. ON THE CONTRARY, MADAM, I am PERFECTLY confident in my own set, but I am not enthusiastic about showing them ON CAMERA!
>>42991467>Explain the birds and the bees to herWhat could possibly go wrong?
Doctor awkward strikes again!
>>42991473Also I fucking hated that movie's ending.Love your pictures, though.>>42991513I'm not entirely sure if this is a vote for "awkwardly explain how babies are made" or "awkwardly avoid the subject all together".
>>42991548I support this notion.
>>42991599Yeah... Honestly the movie felt like it was juggling 5 different topics at once and then picked one ending out of left field pretty much. Going from Robot Police state to Helicopter Parents and Nature vs Nurture. To... well weird nature of the soul stuff and escape from new york crossed with scary innefficient robot from robocop. And then mommy comes back in the end.Ultimately felt more like Die Antwoord's thing than Blomkamp's.Not that I entirely mind, Yolandi a qt, and I love me cute to sad things happening to robots.
>>42991548Maybe once she sees something with romance.
>>42991513Me>>42991599That's for explain. Sorry bout the confusion.
>>42991666>Yolandi>qtFrankly, she scares the shit out of me. Around where I live there's this old urban legend of a group of cannibalistic albinos living in the hills and she's basically what I pictured them looking like.But yeah, you can tell they had a disagreement with the direction like 3/4ths of the way through the movie. It was a mess. Shame, because usually his stuff is so on-point.The ayes have it. Writing.
I propose we shoot the fucker who named her Pandora, delete the whole thing, and start again with an AI named "Love"
>>42991773Yeah. Calling something Pandora is pretty much the same as naming it Icarus. Pretty invites bad things to happen. Hint: In the Not Too Distant Future.Taking other requests as well.
You sweat hard, getting the feeling of a lot of eyes suddenly on you. This isn't exactly part of your expertise and you're not exactly sure how to go about this. You figure some literature might help and grab a couple pamphlets, then take Pandora to an unused room. Some nervous flipping of paper and pacing later and you figure you should just get it over with."See...ah...err...humans...living...creatures have genitals. Ah, such as...males...men have, uhm... God, uh... Men have p-penises and women have, uh, vagina...s... And they use them to...make new humans...through an act called...ah, intercourse." You make awkward, sweeping gestures that don't really relay anything at all. The pamphlet's pictures seem to work a little better, so you switch to those after a few painful minutes."See, the...uh, penis...when the man and woman are in love...the penis...goes into the...va-vagina and then...the woman gets pregnant and nine months later gives birth to a baby." You blurt out the last part quickly so as not to give a chance for her to ask any more questions."So there you go...that's how that works." You say with your head in your hands, both ashamed and relieved you got through it. Then Pandora asks another blissfully innocent question."Are you going to a baby with Babsy?"I think that's going to be it for tonight. This seems like a good place to stop and I'm getting a little sleepy sheepy. But thank you all so much for playing, I hope you had fun with the return of Dockward and look forward to the next thread. If you liked it, please vote for it on the archive and follow me on Twitter!I can stay for a little bit and answer questions if you guys have any, though!
>>42991889Ah from the mouths of innocents comes the truth. . . If this ever gets back to Babsy we're so dead.
>>42991889Thanks for running AM.Next thread when?
>>42991889Works for me OP. Hope we can continue it tomorrow. This is all kinds of fun and awkward. also the offer is still open. I can take other requests.I think I should think of more obscure Pandora costumes.
>>42991889Thank you for running!
>>42991860ROBOT ROLL CALL!You flatter me so, my friend! Thanks as always!>>42991925Or...dear Penthouse...>>42991926Tomorrow! Same time, hopefully sooner.>>42991934Well, Undertale is a thing now. How about Mettaton?>>42991935Thank you for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed!
>>42991945>Well, Undertale is a thing now. How about Mettaton?I haven't played undertale yet. And been trying to keep myself spoiler free mostly. I might try the hell out of it now. And having looked up mettaton i could give that a try.
>>42992011I highly recommend Undertale. Great game, really fun, amazing music.Also, since we discussed robotic bellybuttons, there's always XJ9 from My Life as a Teenage Robot.
>>42992026Did I do it right OP? I think there were some crossed wires.
>>42992126YEAH!That's some mighty fine heroic nonsense right there, anon. Thank you!
>>42992155>heroicA little bit of a deceptive thing to say. But appreciated none the less. I'll get to work on the actual Undertale request after work tomorrow. Otherwise have this little doodle. Drawing crosslegged is hard. Poses that is. and a certain 80's cartoon would be the WORST kind of influence on pandora.