>>5163867Your name is David "Gunny" Rockefeller, no relation.A veteran of the united states marine corps, you find yourself in a far-out situation after an all-too-close encounter of the third kind!In the last thread, you dealt with a worm-faced bastard who was truly lower than dirt. In the meanwhile, your crewmember Clank was having his own little adventure.After having dinner with a couple of big, colorful women, Gron has called you up asking for help, and you're more than happy to oblige.>Last Thread: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2022/5108810/>All Threads: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=humanity+-+fuck+yeah%21>Discord Link: https://discord.gg/DMwvMw43yv..."Oh, Gron. You take me to the most wonderful places...""I understand if you are unwilling, Captain. But-""No, i'm definitely in. Just tell me when and where, i'll be right beside you.""Very well. I will transmit the hive's suspected co-ordinates shortly."You feel the ship lurch suddenly, and not a moment later you hear sonicators cutting through your hull on the far end of the ship."Shit! What was that?!" You blurt."Oh! id's here!" Kyla exclaims, pulling her head out of the sink and talking as if she's got a mouthful of food."What? What's here?!""De cargo bay we ordered back on Xebwic! I had id shibbed here as soon as we awwived. Discweetly, of course... sdwapped to da back of a junker. But dey didn't steal id, so id's all good!""Is there a problem, Captain?" Gron asks."Er, no. I guess not. Looks like we're getting some long-needed repairs done. Nothing to worry about.""Good. Your ship will need to be in top condition, as there may be a lot of fighting. However, i've seen the upgrades being performed on your vessel... i'm sure whatever they are, they're quite formidable.""Oh, right... the missile racks, radar and autocannon. Yeah, thank fuck, i've finally got some gear i can rely on.""The hardlights are basically finished, too." Sanig speaks up. "That explosive-lobbing toy of yours is so simple it didn't even require any R&D, but the "handheld" cannon had issues with gumming up in vacuum, until we switched to graphite lubricant like you suggested. It should be ready to go.""That's good news. I feel a lot more prepared to take on Xebric, no less a bunch of pirates.""I have no idea what you just said, but i'm certain you'll be a reliable ally. Good fortune to you, Captain."With that, Gron hangs up. Kyla comes back over, swollen tongue lolling out like a dog panting under the sun. She rubs and pokes at it with her finger."Uh... you gonna be alright there, Ky?" You ask."Yah, jusd swollen. Acid bad.""Sorry. Seriously, sorry. I'll definitely keep it in mind in the future.""No pwoblem! I'm not mad!""Come on girl." Sanig demands. "Let's go to the medbay, and i'll get you some anti-inflammatory shots and painkillers."Kyla gives a grin and two thumbs up instead of speaking.
>>5165346So, how do you want to spend the next few hours before heading out to deal with some pirates?>Spend some time sparring with a partner (Who? Write-in.)>Make sure you're topped up on fuel and supplies. You never know what might happen.>Just rest, relax, maybe browse the web. You've been going pretty hard lately.>Rest is for the weak and the dead. Get in some extra training time. You've been meaning to try out training in high gravity for a while...And what will you do with the Oni twins?>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.>Fuck it, who cares about that retard Denywynn? You barely got any return on your bets anyways. Just leave the girls on the ship, they'll wake up on their own eventually.>Write-in nothing lewd
>>5165350>Spend some time sparring with a partnerThe Oni sisters, duh
>>5165350>Make sure you're topped up on fuel and supplies. You never know what might happen.>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.
>>5165350>>Spend some time sparring with a partner (Who? Write-in.)cylia of course>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.
>>5165350>>Spend some time sparring with a partner (Who? Write-in.)It'll give us a good measure of them before we head out.>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.
>>5165350Spar with Onis since we might not see them again, and they look like they know how to fight.>Fuck it, who cares about that retard Denywynn? You barely got any return on your bets anyways. Just leave the girls on the ship, they'll wake up on their own eventually.>Write-inDid we manage to add some extra rubber and insulation protection for "Clark"?
>>5165391Clank is already about as insulated as he can get. His entire outer skin is silicone rubber, backed with skinsuit material which is resistant against HV electricity.Clank is just concerned, because getting electrocuted is basically his worst nightmare.
>>5165350>>Spend some time sparring with a partner (Who? Write-in.)Spar with Cylia >Fuck it, who cares about that retard Denywynn? You barely got any return on your bets anyways. Just leave the girls on the ship, they'll wake up on their own eventually.
>>5165350Leave Clank and the onis on the station. Try to wake them up first so they know what's happening.
>>5165346I love that new thread smell.
>>5165350>Spend some time sparring with a partner (Cylia)>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.They can say thank you later>Have him take pics of their silly faces in their sleep, we can prank them later
>>5165350>>Spend some time sparring with a partner (Who? Write-in.)CyliaFuck it, who cares about that retard Denywynn? You barely got any return on your bets anyways. Just leave the girls on the ship, they'll wake up on their own eventually.
>>5165641anon, that's kidnapping
Just wanted to say that we need to tell Sanig about Insulin if he doesn't know already because his pancreas doesn't work right>Just rest, relax, maybe browse the web. You've been going pretty hard lately.Find space 4-chan and greentext about being kidnapped by grays>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.
>>5165350>>Those two are workers at the underground arena, and people will notice if they go missing. Not only that, Clank still has a match today. Best to leave him on the station, and let him take care of them.
>>5165709forgot to link>>5165350
>>5165350>>Just rest, relax, maybe browse the web. You've been going pretty hard lately.Just relaaax, turn on the radio. We got am and FM>Fuck it, who cares about that retard Denywynn? You barely got any return on your bets anyways. Just leave the girls on the ship, they'll wake up on their own eventually.Screw this dumb arm wrestling timesink, Clank is coming with us. And the girls, I don't care. Gluttony is a sin and them being a no-show for the end of the tournament is their fault "b-but I didn't knew stuffing my chompers with meat was a bad ideaaa"
>>5165798>gluttony is a sinAnd kidnapping is a crime.
>>5165350Wake the Onis up with a sparring match before they have to go babysit the arm wrestling fags.
>>5165346You go over a mental checklist of things you'll need. Life support... all good. You've got enough food for about two weeks, if you include the nutrient paste dispenser.Fuel is good. You're on about 80%, so it shouldn't be an issue. There are plenty of basic materials in store for repairs as well. The ship is basically packed to the gills, but since your second cargo bay is here it's not an issue.Your guns and ammo are all in pristine condition. You've even taken the time to clean up and improve their designs, print out some accessories and condition them for use in-vacuum.The missile racks are full, as are the ammo cans for the ship's rotary autocannon and your own personal "peacemaker" cannon. You also have a box full of various 40mm grenades, including white phosphorus and high explosive sitting in your bedroom.Your crew is in good shape... mostly. You feel bad about Kyla's tongue, although you didn't know she'd have that kind of reaction.Your only real problem is those two girls that clank brought over. They haven't woken up yet, and clank still has a few matches to attend. You honestly aren't happy with the returns you've gotten so far, but that might change on the last bet.You open up your holopad to and phone him up.["Clank, where are you?"]["Greetings, captain. I am currently assisting with the repair of our secondary cargo bay."]["Alright. Good work, Clank. But i'm calling to let you know, we're going to be heading out on a mission shortly. You still have your duties here on the station, and these women you brought along are going to be in your care until they wake up. Is that understood?"]["Of course, captain. I will ensure that no harm or undue distress befalls them. You have my word."]["Good man. And don't forget to bring home the bacon at that tournament, alright?"]["I will do my best, captain."]["That's all i can ask of anyone."]Alright, so that's taken care of. Clank should have them off the ship shortly before they leave, assuming they don't wake up before then.You're about as prepared as you can be, but you just... ah, damn it. You always get like this before a job. You need to work off some stress by training.No matter how bad things get, your training is always there to support you. This body you've built, the information you've collected and the martial arts you've mastered have kept you alive for a long time. You feel like you owe it to them to keep it up."Cyl."Cylia looks up from her holopad with a mouthful of toast."As soon as you're done eating, meet me in the cargo bay. We need to spar for a while."She gulps down her toast as the unfocused look on her face turns to worry."Uh... is something wrong?" She asks."Yes and no. There's nothing to worry about, we just need to get it done. Don't eat too much, you'll get sick."Cylia already looks sick as she slowly puts her toast back down and takes a long sip of milk.
>>5166560cute... isn't "gulp" the word for a long sip?
>>5166560>cylia after hearing david's request
>>5166658>>5166659Nah technically the gulp is the swallow. A long sip is more like the obnoxious extended slurping people do with their tea to interrupt people and sound like assholes. But without the noise. Probably.
>>5166658It can also mean just swallowing a large amount of anything.
>>5166708So she wants attention thus is annoying as fuck. That's a cat alright
>>5166756less attention and more "oh fuck, not again". its like groaning when you don't want to do something but have to.
>>5166781I doubt david is pent up this time
>>5166948Until she decides grappling practice is a great time to show off how flexible she is and wrap around him like a scarf.She'll make a move eventually. It'll totally happen cyliafags. btfo by a shroom gremlin lmao
>>5166716Kyla gulps David a lot.
It's the smell anons. Remember how she reacted last spar? Dave doesn't smell unpleasant to her, just "strong"
>>5166716BREED THE CAT
>>5167183....yes, and? She needs to go into Heat early to compete with Kyla, more power too her, Kyla can enjoy the show or tease her.>>5167188Exactly.
>>5167190she can compete with kyla right now. she just doesn't want to grab the goblin and punt her out of the spaceship
>>5167293Easier solution. Display dominance by planting her heel on David's shoulder, and do the splits on him. While standing.
>>5167390But bro what if the ceiling is too low and she kicks it?
>>5167487Then David is even closer, then she just wraps her legs around whatever part she can reach.
>>5167515??? But she's already standing on his shoulder doing a vertical split, how can you wrap your legs around someone when you're performing a maneuver that requires full extension of the legs?My man I think you need to lay off the sauce.
Cyliafags still think they have a chance against tight shroom gobbo pussy. How amusing.
>>5166560Your body is already warm, even before you make your way to the cargo bay some time later.Cylia makes her appearance five minutes after you, looking like she's walking to her death."So... what are we doing, exactly?" She asks."...SHODAN. Double the gravity in here.""Wha-?""Affirmative, captain."You feel your own entire bodyweight slam into you as your weight doubles. The great thing about it though, is that it's evenly distributed. It's not the same as wearing weights, which cause a lot of undue strain.That doesn't seem to matter much for Cylia though, as the increase in gravity knocks her to her hands and knees.Or rather, she's knocked to one knee... and manages to stand again, albeit slowly."W-Why? So heavy..." She groans."Take up your stance and repeat after me." You order. "Take it slow, you don't want to pull something." She does as she's told, and one by one you take her through various stretching exercises.After that, you move on to footwork. You teach her how to move her legs and where to place her feet for maximum punching power in a one-on-one brawl.Next you work on ducking and weaving. You teach her how to move her head and upper body to keep from being struck, and how to throw her neck to lessen a blow she can't slip.Then you grab a double-end bag out of a nearby crate and attach it to it's frame. You show her how to strike at it, teaching her a few simple combos and emphasizing how important accuracy is.Within half an hour, she's already exhausted. By the end of the hour, she's practically dead. Cylia's stamina and accuracy are great, but she just has no stamina whatsoever.That's true of most races, you've discovered. Even amongst other apex predators, there's nothing that comes close to you as far as stamina. They're more like cheetahs, only able to product short bursts of power before exhausting themselves."You did good, Cyl. Meet me back here tomorrow, same time. We'll do it again.""N-no way... you're insane... hah... haha..."Her heaving breaths slowly turn into manic chuckles as she rolls off her back and struggles up to her feet, limping shakily out of the cargo bay.As soon as Cylia leaves, the door automatically closes behind her.You haven't gotten nearly as much done as you'd wanted. You didn't even get to actually spar with her before she was completely exhausted.Taking the double-end bag down, you put up a heavy bag in it's place, hefting it up and hooking onto the heavy-duty, multi-purpose frame you'd welded up."SHODAN... three times, please.""Affirmative, captain."The heavy frame sags slightly as you feel your weight increase even further, and the heavy bag's along with it.Tapping your bare fist against it, you can feel that the grains of sand inside have compacted, and it's almost like a rock at this point.Good. That's exactly what you want.You slip on your powder-infused knuckle gloves and give the bag a solid one-two. It barely moves.
>>5168040Roll me 1d100, best of 3.Higher is better, but there is no failure here.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>5168041Alright boss.Check these digits.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>5168041
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>5168041WATAH
>>5168048>>5168049Guess no Bruce Lee bullshit...yet.
Rolled 91 + 1 (1d100 + 1)>>5168052Hey man its okay. This is David's first time testing the waters at 3x gravity. Things will get better with practice.>>5168041Yal forgot the +1 strength.
>>5168095....why didn't you roll sooner
>>5168095The roll called for unmodified. You have no power here, latenon the gay.
>>5168095Read em and weep boys.
>>5168101Rolling sooner wouldnt had matter. It's all rng.>>5168102I know I know>>5168103Or maybe the QM is doing the big gay for forgetting the +1 strength mod. Technically this is strength related, as this is David working his BIG MAN STRONK ARMS on a heavy bag, at three times the gravity. You need to be a S T O N K boy to be able to work in that condition.
>>5168108But this is also training. There is no DC for training. It's all about pushing yourself not beating some arbitrary obstacle.
>>5168126y-yeah but this is space training
>>5168144Every training is space training. Everything's in space.
>>5168205>>5168284Damn straight. Every day is space day for David.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jynTNYSKNuk
>>5168205>>5168292Fun Fact! At the time this quest takes place, MGR:R is out!
>>5168360it is!? Damn... I wish I had the time and resources to play those games. Sad... I wish I had that stuff when I was a child
>>5168369it's like 20 bucks IIRC, and it ran on the ps3 so you should be good to go.
>>5168369>Cylia: I don't get it, there's like robots and stuff. And he's using a sword against them? That just doesn't work physically. It's not long enough!>David: HE SUPLEXED A FUCKING METAL GEAR YEAAAAAA>Kyla: Oooh robot buddies with detachable limbs!>Gildur: This is very violent...>Sanig: Giant death machines eh? I remember when I drew my first schematics.>SHODAN: Nanomachines. Hm.>Clank: Yes I am my own master now, too. Thank you philosophically inclined canid mechanoid.Hey if you got a steam account you can pick it up for cheap. If it's a matter of time I can't really help you there. Currently the only time machine I got is the meatsuit I'm wearing. And sadly it only goes forwards.
>>5168434>he hasn't unlocked time manipulationAbsolutely disgusting
>>5168439Fuck off Vivec you dopey cunt the Nereveraine has the real CHIM hours. Wimpass god can't even get his own divinity without fucking over his buddies. Shiiiieeeeeeet.
>>5168439Fuck off you traitor, all the bullshit that befell morrowind was your fault>>5168449Based
>>5168434>>5168429My battlestation is a laptop. It claims to have a 940mx but I have my doubts. I do play an extremely based game called x-com files, a well known (for like 100 people) mod of the OG ufo defense, 1993https://github.com/SolariusScorch/XComFilesGive it a look. even with this game, the frames drop on my computer when there are tall buildings
>>5168439>Does CHIM>uses it to get boypregnant. fagpreggers
>>5168434On that note, I wonder if we have the resources to make a bootleg high-frequency blade.
>>5168574We have too, we should ask Sanig about it.
>>5168574>>5168587The real question is what form it should take.The merits and detriments of it being a katana>Even better at cutting>Can make weeby references>Isn't Euro/american>Difference in cutting power is negligibleThe merits and detriments of it being some form of euro blade>better at stabbing and as such better against armored targets>probably easier to use one handed>isn't Japanese>difference in piercing power is negligible
>>5168619It really all depends on what David is most comfortable with...so maybe an HF machete?
>>5168650>not embracing the knoife so you can go full Turok once you get stranded on a planet covered in dinosaursDisappointed.
>>5168664Somehow I imagine David is the only kid to ever actually read the Turok comics.Because of course he'd read the comic about an Indian fighting Dinosaurs and shit.
>>5168619The katana is dogshit, its a glorified bastardsword sized razor. Pic related would be more reliable in every metric.
>>5168650I could see that>>5168664>>5168672....have we told anyone about dinosaurs yet?>Knoigf appreciatorbased
>>5168692>>5168619Wee have a Maul that can turn anything into bloody mist. We're good for now.
>>5168695It is a good mace...
>>5168697It is. One hit from that will kill you, the door you fly through, and the person hiding behind the door. Now imagine that but with power armor.
>>5168694>"You really expect me to believe your planet has giant reptiles with razor sharp teeth running around?">"Well yeah, or at least it did until the planet got hit with a massive meteor and killed 'em all.">"Oh, they conveniently went extinct, so now you don't have to show any proof. Nice try David.">"Alright. SHODAN, DISPLAY THE GIGANTOSAURUS!"
>>5168695Yeah, fair. Still, no reason not to discuss the potential of out current resources.
>>5168705We can install a slot in the head of our maul to include a small liquid explosive.>load maul, swing at someone, not they're dying and covered in napalm.
>>5168704>tfw you have to describe a quetzalcoatalus without ayyys thinking you're about to say slyvern
We must show them Peter jackson's King Kong.
>>5168040"Yeah, Gron wouldn't drop from a punch like that either..." You mumble.You let out a long hiss of air as your shoulders drop and your stance loosens along with your muscles.The room is nearly silent as you stare the bag down, focusing on it intently. You feel your muscles fill with energy as you prepare yourself to strike."Captain, your heartrate is slowing rapidly. Are you alright?""I'm fine."Your focus reaches it's peak as you imagine Gron's torso in place of the heavy sandbag in front of you. You remember the toughness of his skin, the way his flesh refused to give when you struck him.And then you rush forwards, ducking down under an imaginary grapple to lay a left hook into his ribs. The metal frame skids across the floor slightly as the bag is knocked aside, leaving a dent in it's side.You twist at the hip, pushing off with your foot to apply even more power as you lay into the bag with a right straight. The whole frame jumps as the bag is lifted into the air momentarily, and you take the opportunity to slip around to it's side.You hear a loud BANG as the frame the bag is hanging from smacks into the ground again, and that's when you turn to deliver a harsh backwards elbow into it's "side".Building your momentum back up, you finish turning and deliver a right hook into the bag's "temple".The bag rocks about violently in every direction as you strike it here and there, with absolutely excessive force.Every blow delivers all of your strength and bodyweight with bone-crushing force.And then the chain holding the bag snaps, causing it to slam into the sheet metal floor. It leaves a large dent where it landed, bending the tiles upwards around their exposed edges.You pant in exhaustion from the relatively short exercise. It feels like your knuckles are all scuffed up, despite wearing protective gloves."Is it really necessary to punch actual sand and rocks? You could just as easily have filled it with rubber balls or cloth.""You know the answer to that... SHODAN..." You pant.You spend some time resting and recovering, which is a bit more difficult in this high gravity. Even breathing becomes a chore when you weigh seven hundred and fifty pounds, give or take.After sitting around for about five minutes, you hear a bang as something hits the floor, followed by a loud groan."What the...? Ah, shit! The girls!"You completely forgot they were still sleeping in here, specifically. Clank must have dragged their cots out of the way while he was working on the kitchen door last night.Rushing over, you find them both tucked behind some crates, still in their cots... or well...It seems like Ourg's cot actually collapsed under her weight, and she's currently writhing around on the floor."Shit! Sorry about that, are you alright?" You ask, offering your hand to help her up.""Guh..!" She gasps. "Gravity..! The gravity..!"
>>5168943>weird creepo leads you to his ship>his boss knocks you out and chains you up>then he feeds you>it knocks you unconscious>you wake up struggling to breathe let alone move It's like the ultimate waterslide of razorblades and lemon juice goddamn. They just can't get a break kek
>>5168943Fuck my sides these girls are getting the David exclusive. Was the 3x gravity exclusive to this portion of the ship or all around?Lmao I cant believe the misfortune that these girls are having by being in 3x gravity.
>>5168956>You have to eat all the dodo eggs
>>5168943Well, they know Clank wasn't full of shit when he called us a freak.
>>5168697amirite? Why do we need a cutting sword that weights nothing when we can have kilos and kilos of a huge mace>m-muh superior speed
>>5169243I just like the idea of the aliens see our giant human ass blitz past them swinging, then before they realize it they're in pieces before they realize what happened.
At this point, I say we should pay a visit to those space monks Clank heard about, and also investigate about aliens and their cultures.I want to imagine there's space knights that aren't zealous bastards that can show us how to use our weapons (like the maces, swords and shit) plus other old-as-shit weapons they made before unlocking lighyear space travel, and also aliens fight techniques
>>5169280That same logic can be applied with the mace if swung hard and fast enough. That mace pretty much has the bloody mess perk tact onto it from the start, so anything David hits with it will be dead before it realizes somethings wrong. Better yet if the corpses he hit fragments into shotgun bone shells into another guy.>>5169283Agreed if we have enough time on this station. Perhaps we can grab their numbers, so if we ever want to come back to this station, or if they ever migrate to xebric we can have a chat.
>>5169243You need multiple forms of damage just in case you come across a space worm that has damage resistance 20/slashing, piercingSimple bruh.
>>5169318It's a good thing we have a maul, which deals blundeoning and tearing damage.We also have GUN.
>>5169343>tfw if you use ball ammo it gets ruled to be using bludgeoning damage because round objects don't pierce things according to the braindead DM
>>5169438anything can do piercing damage if it goes fast enough
>>5169438So...technically speaking, he's not wrong.Just make conical bullets.
>>5168943"SHODAN! Hurry!" You order.The gravity rapidly decreases, as opposed to it's usual slow ramp-up and ramp-down. This causes the ship to jutter slightly as the weight of everything inside the cargo bay changes.You're left feeling light as a feather, as if you could jump up and just float away. In Ourg's case, her breathing immediately eases, but she does still struggle a bit."Are you alright, miss? Did that fall knock the wind out of you?" You ask.She faces her palm towards you, urging you to stop asking questions for a moment. But she does nod in affirmation.It takes her a moment to get her wind back."What... the hell... was that?!" She demands."The gravity, i assume?""Yes! That was like, six or seven times standard! Even in the arena it won't go half that high!""I'm sorry. I was training, and forgot you two were sleeping in here...""Sleeping...? Wait, what are we doing here? Did you... did you drug us?!""Eh, in a manner of speaking."Ourg reflexively takes a half-step away from you, and her expression hardens."Calm down, miss. You just fell asleep because you ate too much meat. Happens all the time on earth." "Meat..? How can you fall asleep from eating meat?" She asks, still wary of you."Some meats contain precursor chemicals that get turned into serotonin when broken down in your stomach. You eat too much, it relaxes you and makes you sleepy. You two have been out for over half a day already."Ourg looks over to her sister, who's still sleeping in her cot. She looks much more comfortable now, and the grimace on her face has turned back to a faint grin."I'm... not sure if i believe that." Ourg admits. "But we've never had that much to eat before, so i can't say it's impossible. I guess."She tries to stand, but her legs fold underneath her. She grimaces and rubs them roughly, as if they're causing her pain."What's wrong? Are your legs injured?""No, i just... gah, it feels like all the blood in my body has pooled into my limbs. How high was that gravity, anyways?""Three gees."Ourg pauses to look at you as the information translates and sinks in, looking dumbfounded."Seriously? It... you actually were training in six times standard gravity?""Yeah. You gotta keep moving, or like you said, your blood starts to pool. It can cause you to have a heart attack, if you're not careful.""That's insane! Even for me! I mean, gravity training is nothing new, but that much?! 0.7 or 0.8 is plenty, don't you think?""Not at all. My homeworld is one gee, so anything less causes my bones to grow brittle and weak. I need to keep up my training so my health doesn't decline.""Okay... but even then, one gee is a world apart from three gees. Why go so far? Aren't you just going to hurt yourself like that?">"That's my own business. Sorry.">"You'd probably think i was crazy even if i told you.">"You really want to know? Alright, i suppose it won't hurt...">Write-in?
>>5170408>Write-in?>im following the path of the great warrior son goku
>>5170408>"You really want to know? Alright, i suppose it won't hurt...">"Besides, what doesn't kill you only makes ME stronger.This gonna be fun.
>>5170408>>5170412this too>>5170411I wanna be, the very best, like no one ever was
>>5170408>"You really want to know? Alright, i suppose it won't hurt...">im following the path of the great warrior son goku
>>5170408>"I'm following the path of the great warrior Son Goku.">"Besides, training like this is pretty much impossible where I come from. I figured I may as well see how far I can take it while I still can."
>>5170411+1 for the lolsCome to think of it, humans are kinda this universe's version of saiyans, highly adaptable and hardy monkey-people with a penchant for violence
>>5170411KEK agree. +1
>>5170408>>"You really want to know? Alright, i suppose it won't hurt..."
>>5170408You could tell her the real truth, but honestly... you don't know this girl very well.You're better off just fucking with her a little."You really want to know what my deal is, huh?""Yeah, i do. There's gotta be some reason behind it!" She exclaims, seeming excited for some reason."Alright, i guess it couldn't hurt..."You pull over a pair of folding chairs and sit down in yours backwards, resting your arms on the back.Ourg tries to do the same, but clearly finds it somewhat awkward. Your put on the most serious face you can manage and begin spewing your bullshit."The truth is... i'm following the path of the legendary warrior, Son Goku.""Son Goku...? I've never heard of him.""You wouldn't have." You nod. "He is a legend among my people, but my people are isolated from the greater galaxy. Still, Son Goku protected our world from dozens of threats, each capable of destroying the planet. All with his own strength.""That... that doesn't... are you messing with me?""Definitely not." You lie, shaking your head. "Son Goku was a great martial artist. His strength was so vast that he was capable of projecting it beyond his own body, firing blasts of energy from his hands.""Like a plasma caster?" She asks."Yes, but with much more force.""Okay, now i know you're screwing with me.""Am i?" You tease.Standing up from your seat, you open up a storage crate and pull out a non-stick aluminum frying pan, which you then proceed to roll up in your hands like a burrito before handing it to her."What's this? A piece of rubber or something?"She tries to pry the pan back to it's original shape, but doesn't have nearly the finger strength required.This confuses the oni, who continues trying to pry it open. And when that doesn't work, she starts looking for the "trick" to unroll it.Of course, there isn't one.You take it back from her and smack it against the wall, letting her hear the sound it makes."That's solid metal, girl. And i'm only up to three times earth's gravity. Goku trained in over a hundred."Her eyes widen slightly at your words, combined with your slightly cheaty display of strength."That's what makes him a legend, you see... he surpassed the supposed limits of a mortal man through training alone. That is my goal, as well. That is what i strive for. But this is only the beginning."You toss the rolled-up skillet for effect, allowing it to skitter across the ground and stop in front of her."Holy shit. Clark wasn't kidding, you're crazy."You smirk as the heavy bag catches your eye, still sitting in the cratered floor of the cargo bay where it landed."...That punching bag over there. Think you can you lift it back up onto it's hook for me?""That? Sure, i guess..."Ourg walks over and eyes the bag, only now noticing that it's dented the floor."Nine hells... what's in this thing?" She mutters.
>>5171236>"Nine hells... what's in this thing?" She mutters.Only the most coarse, rough and irritating substance in the galaxy. It really does get everywhere.
>>5171236Holy shit David dont stop, this is hilarious. Get her thinking crazy shit.>"Nine hells... what's in this thing?" She mutters.Sand. Is sand weird? I like sand. You can use it to make sand castles. David tell her about the filthy sand people where we're from.
>>5171333Yes, tell her about the sand people. That should be hilarious.
>>5171333>Is sand weird?Sand'd be fairly normal on any planet with active fluid cycles (especially those featuring oceans) but could occur elsewhere in the form of wind-eroded material, etc. I imagine her confusion lies in the fact that most punching bags are filled with 'rubber balls or cloth' as SHODAN suggested we could use - that or she and her sister are station/ship-born and have never actually been on a planet.>David tell her about the filthy sand people where we're from.Nah, this is when we mention the Grabboids.
>>5171387>Grabboids.based and culture-pilled
>>5171387>>5171390Truth be told I thing Bury Gummer is one of if not the favorite hero of David
https://youtu.be/SC--yx1Geashow did david rolled it up?
>>5171473Probably about like that, along with it being a little bit thinner than a normal pan.
>>5171523>>5171473David had an easier time of it, because he picked an aluminum pan rather than sheet steel.He wanted to make it look more impressive, so he grabbed one that he wouldn't struggle with.
>>5171443The character is based, but I get the distinct feeling that David would have a few critiques about Burt's methoda of preparation.Namely;>Too many collector's items, not enough ammo>Not nearly enough food to wait out a nuclear communist zombie space alien invasion>Flimsy as fuck fortifications, a single Grabboid shouldn't be able to bust into your shelter
>>5171236>Weak Oni women get folded by human menMore at 11
>>5171580Ya know, that white lie about Goku does bring up an interesting question.Just how high can David go?
>>5172240I don't know, but I feel like it's more than normal for humans. Maybe it's just me but I don't think your average strong military man can make a 300+ pound bag jump with their punches. And considering it's filled with sand I'm probably massively lowballing its weight. Keeping in mind that even though David would be throwing stronger punches because he's also heavier, generating power would also be harder to begin with because of it.He's not normal. Just built different.
>>5172248David is an absolute unit.At the same time, trying to move, much less fight, would be pretty much impossible at 3Gs of gravity.I don't care if you're Thor Bjornson and Mike Tyson's bastard child hopped up on meth, you're not doing shit with all that weight on you.I think something that the Greys did to David when he was abducted is what's causing this insane adaptation to be possible.
>>5172267>tfw the grayyyys unironically accidentallied a saiyan into reality NanomachinesThey are not toys senior aliurms.
>>5172270The xenos have fucked up massively. That's for sure.Once David actually figures out what they did to him, it's over for this Galaxy.
>>5172267Had the same thought, the heart couldn't support the body under these circumstances
>>5172275>tfw the the ayyys made the most dangerous species in the galaxy 3x more dangerous.
>>5172267They may have made some minor changes. Specifically to his lungs and cardiovascular system.Mind you, humans haven't been bioengineered in the slightest. Our genetic code is full of junk data, nasty mistakes just general inefficiencies.Even the slightest bit of optimization could have dramatic effects.
>>5172331Wait...did they mess with our DNA? I thought this was just some type of implant or surgical enhancement of David's organs.If they straight rewrote David's genetic code...they REALLY fucked up.
>>5172331Cut to David selling his sperm to the highest bidder.
>>5172335I mentioned it back in the early threads. They gave him a generic retrovirus that's meant to optimize people's ability to breathe station air, which can be quite low pressure for some species. As a result, David's ability to take in and carry oxygen was greatly improved. The effect took months to appear as his body was slowly restructured.It might have done a little more than that, though. It's a generic retrovirus after all, and it's just trying it's best in whatever foreign species it ends up in.
>>5172331>tfw uncut human twisty helixes made a galactic apex predator and the egghead midgets made it EXTRA apexFuck
>>5172349David's Kyla Feed is gonna be worth alot of money when we get home.
>>5172349Hmmm...did the virus cause David's lungs to grow more alveolae?Did his bone marrow density get increased to boost his red blood cell count?Did the diameter of his blood vessels increase to move more blood?Did his heart get more cardiac tissue to support any of those changes?This REALLY has my noggin joggin'.
>>5172349Hold on, did David have any food allergies before he got abducted? That'd be a hilarious way to cure a peanut allergy; making them into superhumans.
>>5172358This was actually discussed in earlier threads if you wanna check it
>>5172349Are the gene mods tailored to individual aliens, or can we pick up a 12 pack of these things from the local space Walgreens? I'd like to get my hands on some more of those.Is there a danger for taking too many health modding things? For David specifically?
>>5172358Doesn’t that sort of a list seem like a bit much for one retrovirus that’s not tailored for humans to make? Isn’t it more likely it did some sci-fi magic on the efficiency of haemoglobin and cellular respiration? Maybe made it easier for transmission through cell membranes too?
>>5172331So they did probe his ass
Gentlemen. We fed two Oni gals into unconsciousness and then almost killed them by working out in their vicinity. My good Sirs I would like to point out that we ARE AN ONI GIRLS FETISH BUFFET. I don't think it's gonna take too much effort to get them to join our crew.
>>5173122suck their horns!
>>5173122Give them headpats!
>>5173274>>5173122>>5173305h a n dh o l d i n g
>>5173340You sick degenerate....I like it.
>>5173122One issue, these are aliens not demons. And we didn't drink them under a table yet so you're missing the final step.Arguably the most iconic one, too. C'mon.
>>5173372If she can't handle 3 gees, she can't handle our booze. Lets see if we can get them to drink our spiked soda.
>>5173377>tfw they've never drank alcohol before and they become immediately addicted
>>5171236Ourg makes the mistake of attempting to lift the bag from it's middle, rather than by the chain at it's top.She struggles to get a firm grip on it as it flops around, but to her credit she does actually get it up onto her shoulder."Need some help with that?" You grin."N-No! I'm ffffffffine!" She grunts, doing her best to get it hooked into place.She nearly tumbles backwards as she lifts the bag up at one end to get it a bit higher. It's all very awkward, so you step in to help her regardless.Stepping in underneath the bag, you lift it up and get it hooked onto the steel frame, which at this point has been bent and is sagging lower than it did previously."I would have gotten it on my own..." She grumbles."I'm sure you would have. I hate to watch a lady struggle, though."Ourg blushes, but seems indignant."I didn't need your help! I'm pretty strong myself, you know!""...Oh yeah?""Yeah, i am! Just look at these abs!"Ourg lifts up her armor and the shirt underneath, revealing a very nicely toned stomach. At the same time, her armor ends up pushing her breasts up practically into her face. God, those are big..."Not bad, not bad. But you know, just having abs doesn't mean you're strong. Check this out."You take off your gym shirt, revealing the black sheen of your skinsuit underneath. Ourg seems confused at first, but then you peel off the upper portion of your skinsuit as well, letting it hang down at your waist to reveal your bare torso."Woah..." She gasps. "Your core looks like a block of chiseled stone, and your arms are bigger than most people's legs...""Core strength is very important. You really need to work on your back as well.""What's wrong with my back?""Your back supports your whole body, man. If you try to throw a punch or swing a weapon like that, you're only going to hurt yourself. Let me guess, you already have a habit of pulling something in your back?""Yeah..." She admits. "But i thought that was just because...""Because?""N-Nothing." She blushes."Well, i can show you a few excercises that'll help even you out, if you'd like."You hear someone clear their throat behind you. It's Kyla."Ahem... zo, whad's going on in here?"Ourg blushes even harder than before and quickly moves to lower her shirt and re-adjust her armor."Ah, Kyla? How's your tongue?""Id's mozdly fine. Liddle bid swelled.""That's good. Sorry again about that, i really didn't know.""Id's fine.""Well then, we were just comparing our physiques here, if you're interested."Kyla grins widely as she walks up to your leg and wraps her right hand around it, right under your groin. With her free hand, she grabs a handful of your ass and squeezes."Oh, i already know all aboud your physique, honey. Don'd worry aboud thad."Kyla looks over to the oni as she rubs her hand up and down your leg, never losing that grin of hers.Ourg blushes so hard that her whole face turns purple."OOOOKAYigottagocheckonbaalBYE!"
>>5173097It is a mystery.>>5172890There are gene mods tailored for each species. Normally they're given to babies in hospital, or to first-time travelers off planet or people about to go into military service. It's not something you can normally just go out and buy, and they won't work on other species.However, the greys have their own specialized retroviruses that are much more "general purpose" and can be applied to a wide range of species, including those that haven't been discovered yet. However, there may be side effects from using them, both beneficial and detractive.Those retroviruses are specifically carried on grey scout ships like the metal gear, which are used to conduct illegal first contact abductions for the purpose of medical research and bionics production.
>ONIFAGS FUCKING OBLITERATED>REDUCED TO ATOMSCan this mushroom's reign of terror ever be stopped?Poor Ourg though. She skipped back day for all these years when she's carrying thirty pounds on her chest every day. Yeesh.
>>5173416Our Fungi needs to be stopped at once.
>3'2 tall fuck mushroom mogs 6'4 tall fuck demonmore new during afternoon
>>5173416Kyla is too lewd, pure Oni girls meet the first piece of man meat and she almost flashed him. Poor girl. That Oni girl is gonna have some heavy dreams. >>5173424Then I guess she's gonna be coming over to learn some ways to fix that. Cylia needs to step it up, I think we can do this by giving her more David time.
>>5173464You know if people would have went with SHODAN there'd be no issues. She's 3000% a voyeur. Bang whoever you like, but leave the webcam on. But people couldn't wait and had to dick the amanita.
>>5173477Whether we left it on or not I'm sure SHODAN could approximate what happened just via sound and chemical analysis of the air.
>>5173480That is some next level sexual snooping right there.
>>5173480make it like in ghost in the shell where pressure sensors in the parking lot of a building allow the human sidekick to know something is up
>>5173480>>5173486>>5173493How many times has she counted the trusts it took for David to get off with Kyla? Did she note how often she passed out from cumflation?
>>5173372S O O N !Gee, know what's good for waking up? Irish coffee.
>>5173566>Gee, know what's good for waking up?A glass of ice cold water and walking barefoot on tile floors?
>>5173566Doing a couple of sit ups and splashing cold water at the back of your neck?
>>5173422>It is a mystery.So they fucked David's ass then.This means war.
>>5173612>tfw they couldn't actually probe him because his squat game is on point
>>5173633>David pulled a Brock Samson on some unfortunate Grayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ystOQhys7l8
Wait...now I realize what we were missing all along.A BITCHIN' MUSCLE CAR!
>>5173648I'm imagining that scene of the Venture Bros where Samson kills all those minions with his car.
>>5173593>>5173600Y'all motherfuckers need Jesus.Drunk Jesus.
>>5173868Sorry, I only pray to Hydration Jesus.
>>5173812Imagine how Kyla would react to a proper Hemi.Then imagine how much alien technology we could strap onto said Hemi.
>>5173895You know how a properly tuned speaker system can cause just the right vibration to get a chick off?Yeah I imagine that's what'll happen to Kyla if you put her in the passenger seat and start the engine.
>>5173895Alien tech strapped to a muscle car you say eh...
>>5173895>>5173905>>5173932Guys, be careful, her gobbo brain was not meant to handle that much pleasure and human meat. She's a living being, not cock pocket, try as she may.
>>5174069I didn't even say anything about fucking her, I just want shortstack gobbos riding in our bitchin' hemi.
>>5173416Ourg immediately runs off behind the crates to check on her sister, which is a bit awkward because she's still just right there. You can hear her squirming.Kyla lets go of you and skips her way over to the workbench, where she grabs her sonicator before skipping back over and whispering up at you."I don't mind sharing you with other girls..."She rakes a nail across your exposed abs."...Just don't forget who's on top."And with that, she skips off with a big grin on her face.After she's gone, you clear your own throat and yell across the room to Ourg."So, i put Clark in charge of you guys. There's some spending money in his account if you need a hotel or something, but i think you'll be fine. Me and the crew have a job to do, so we'll be away for a few days. We're leaving shortly."You hear a faint "Okay..." in response. Good enough.It'd be a bit awkward to just keep working out in here, and you can't crank up the gravity with Baal still asleep, so you head back to the kitchen to grab some water.As soon as you enter though, Cylia gets one good look at you and almost chokes on her water, spraying it across the room."...What's the matter with you?" You ask.Cylia stutters for a moment before getting her words together."You're naked again! We talked about this!" She complains."Huh? Oh, right. Sorry."You quickly slip the top half of your skinsuit back on, which calms her down somewhat. You left your shirt in the cargo bay, though."David, have you gotten even bigger? I swear you've got more muscle than the last time i saw you... bare, like that.""Yeah, probably. I've been working at it pretty hard. As the representative of my species, it wouldn't look good if i went getting my ass kicked by a rock man or something, would it?""Should a representative really be getting into fights like that in the first place?""A human representative? Depends on who you ask. If their opinion matters though, then the answer is yes.""So maybe there are sane humans after all..." Cylia mutters."Hah. Nah, those are the crazy ones. Never fuck with a politician, they have no soul, no emotions... all psycho and sociopaths, every last one of them.""You must be joking. By politician, you mean like, your planetary government, right? How can people like that make the rules that are supposed to protect and guide the populace?""Simple. Power begets more power, so anyone who cared about the people got kicked of the government as soon as they got in. Now they only serve eachother.""...That's... really bad, isn't it?""Hmm? Oh, sure. I hate it more than anything. Course, i'd probably care less if i was the one in power. That's how it works, after all. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, as they say.""I have a bad feeling about what's gonna happen if we ever find your home planet.""Haha. Don't think i haven't been thinking about that. We'll see how it goes. We will... definitely see."
>>5173812Are we NOT Brock Samson?
>>5174083The gobbo that gets horny for our tech is not going to simply, ride it.
>>5174104>special forces veteran>built like a brick shithouse>blonde>knife fighting aficionadoAll we're missing is a mullet and a fetish for improvised weaponry.
>>5174091Kyla is too sweat, and she probably had Cylia in mind. But good info for the future. Kinda surprised she didn't say, Don't forget whos on bottom. Make the joke stick.Poor Cylia has no idea about the faggotry of Jews.
>>5174091I wonder what Cylia would think about some of the world's strongest men. Being eight feet tall and four hundred pounds of obscene muscle hits different.
>>5174108You mean all we are missing is the mullet. We are both using improvised weaponry and creating weapons on the flyOSI/SPHINX when?
>>5174143>OSI/SPHINX when?We're making it right now. Once we get our mining ship fleet, we'll have enough ships to be anywhere we need to be.
Speaking of politicians, I wonder if David would vibe with Armstrong's will to power schtick or mistake him for an objectivist like many an anon.
>>5174225In the most recent post he seems contemptuous of how political power preserves itself. I see no reason his analysis would change even if power was gained through fist fights rather than elections. Unless he was "corrupted," as he said.
>>5174256Well the underlying problem remains the same. If all that matters is who could kill who you'd just see politicians cheating to always win. Or doing shady shit to ensure their chances. Not different from massive propaganda or outright rigging in effect.It's like picking whether you want to sit on a live wire or a hot plate. It's gonna be a pain in the ass either way.
And then you don't even need to be/have politicians for lobbying is one hell of a drug. Why bother to participate in elections when you can buy whoever wins?
>>5174256>>5174281I suppose your guys are right. I was asking because Armstrong also held contempt for the system, although I suppose it was for different reasons, like how wars were fought for by people who didn't really believe in them outside of blind patriotism (it was how Khamsin was sent to die). The same thing applies politically, how every senator and governor say one thing but do another out of an apparent lack of principles.
>>5174464While I can agree with Armstrong that the system is irreparably damaged by morally bankrupt individuals, I can't condone his methods.In that regard, I'm fairly sure David also wouldn't be a fan of Armstrong's methods.
>>5174108I don't think David's hairstyle has been described yet. As a good ole boy from 'bama, the chance he's got a mullet is higher than you'd think. If it isn't a mullet, then he'd probably keep it high and tight just like when he was in the marines.
>>5175257I'm gonna keep it real with you, nobody who just got out of the Marines keeps the high and tight.He might have a mullet simply because it's the farthest thing from a regulation haircut he could think of.
>>5174091It takes three hours for the crew to weld on your already-completed cargo bay, which is quite quick by any measure. Then another thirty minutes after that to check all the systems are working. Heatsinks, electrical, stuff like that.You spend the majority of that time getting your energy out by doing slightly less intensive excercises in your room, until Kyla finally gives you the all-clear for takeoff."David, hon? You're drenched in sweat again." Kyla informs you."Yes, i'm aware. Thank you."You step out of your bedroom into the hall, steaming in the cool, moist air of the ship.One of the men who put the ship together is standing there, looking down at his holopad."Alright..." He says. "Given labor and materials, we're lookin' at about four thousand credits total. We take latinum too, if you-"Finally, he looks back up from his pad and sees you, standing in front of him with a massive pump going on.He literally drops his holopad like he forgot how to use his hands and stares up at you without breathing.Kyla pops out from behind your leg to speak with him."Four thousand? Sounds about alright. Here you... go..."She holds her holopad out to complete the transaction with him, but notices that he's standing there, frozen."Oh, uh... don't worry about the big guy. He's harmless, i promise." She assures him.You flash the worker a big, tired grin and let an exhausted sigh blow through your teeth.In response, the blank expression on his face turns into a panicked frown. You watch as a stream of piss darkens his pants and audibly dribbles down into his shoe.The worker very slowly reaches down for his holopad, carefully taps it against Kyla's to transfer the money and begins backing away as quietly as his can.The squelching of his piss-soaked shoe doesn't help."What was his problem?" You wonder."You... you're serious?" Kyla asks. "Hon, you can be a little... intimidating. Without meaning to be, i mean.""What do you mean?""Ah, well... you know, you're gigantic? And insanely muscular? And then you're all sweaty and veiny, and i can feel the heat radiating off your skin...""I was just working out, man. That happens to everyone.""No... not quite. Ahem. But anyways, the point is that you look very much the part of some wild beast from a class 10 death world.""Not a person?""There are no people on class 10 death worlds, hon. That's why they're death worlds.""Well gee, thanks for the confidence boost.""C'mon, you know i didn't mean it like that! It's just... well, your teeth...""What about them?""You kind of... flash a lot of tooth when you smile. That's a predator thing, i get it, but... there's just something kind of scary about the way you do it.""What, i've got a creepy smile now?""No! Not creepy. More like uh... oh wow, how do i explain this?""You look like you're about to eat someone when you smile at them." Cylia interrupts."What? That's ridiculous! You all know don't eat people."
>>5175678Okay...to be fair, we wouldn't eat people if we know they are people before hand.
>>5175678>"What? That's ridiculous! You all know I don't eat people."David would TOTALLY eat an alien.
>>5175713If we didn't know they were people beforehand!
>>5175714we'd totally steal eat the person.
>>5175717Only if they deserved it by pissing David off and there was nothing else.
>>5175717>>5175719Hey! Come on now... Sentient smart aliens are not in the menu, just if we're trying to scare them by straping them naked in a table while we have fork and knife in hand. You know, some psicological terror shit to make them talk from thinking they're going to get cut to pieces and eaten aliveBut not actually doing it!
>>5175739>>5175719I'mma be a 100 with y'all. That mother fucker getting ate.
>>5175678>"What? That's ridiculous! You all know don't eat people."Especially if they're human, mostly because of known consequences for humans eating other humans of the moral and biological consequences. Gotta avoid eating the spine and brain.As for other alien life eeeehhh if they asking for it, l mean if they're a real jobber. David could maybe bite someone's eat off and spit it at people.Fuck hes gonna leave a trail of piss in the ship. This is not funky fresh.>>5175739In practice David might not do it, but in his minds I can image him thinking up ways to wat people.
>>5175678>"There are no people on class 10 death worlds, hon. That's why they're death worlds."Oh shit, so what Kyla is saying is we humans can colonize those worlds if the gravity is right? Hell yeah can she lay put the names for us? Can we keepsies if non of the corpos or space governments haven't already turned them over for natural resources like flora, fauna, and minerals? What's the sun like?
>>5175678>"hon"getting kinda personal for fuck buddies, aren't we kyla?
>>5175831she is a fungus.a wraith mindfucked fungus.
>>5175831David ruined her for all mates in the galaxy. She is a free spirit that will love him(his dick too), but she's not gonna stop him from throwing that bitch breaker around. She only pulls herself off it if she has too, and she can't always take all of it all the time. Also, she lives with us, so it would be weird to not be personal with him considering all the dents he put in the ship. Using her and just in general, that she fixed.
>>5175678>I don't eat people SHEESH. We just eat the limbs of enemy combatants after a battle is over.And David has said one more bullshit about his planer. Please, include it the mexica did it first, the crazy fucks
>>5175898the problem comes when david eventually dumps her, because david only thinks of her as a quick fuck and a free engineer, and doesn't care for her more than anyone else in the crew.
>>5175905Except this>>5174091Its not like we are going to just dump her, she's still gonna be our lap goblin that eats our pancakes because she's too tired to sit in her own chair.>because david only thinks of her as a quick fuck and a free engineer, and doesn't care for her more than anyone else in the crew.Yeah, David already demonstrated he'd still care anyways, your projecting a bit.
>>5175905Dude, David is going to suffer from oneitis. Are we even thinking about the same guy here?
>>5175900David should tell her about the chinese eating the pesantry. Hitlarious.
>>5175912I mean shit, even when we aren't filling her guts up with cum so rich in protein she could subsist on it, she is our little spoon that just sleeps with him because its the best spot on the ship. She'd crawl in to nap with him even when Cylia eventually makes her move to get some David D.
>>5175921China is fucking cancer, between them, Israel, and Russia, we need to just blow up the parasites to fix the planet.
>>5175900Didn't they also practice mass human sacrifice?
>>5175925Yep, it was a past time for the degenerates.
>>5175921Since Cylia will probably voice opposition when we glass china, we shoud describe ch*nks at length to both of them. Two birds with one stone.
>>5175929If we get that close then just sicking SHODAN and Sanig on the Internet ought to get any descent sorted out.
>>5175909 >she's still gonna be our lap goblin that eats our pancakes because she's too tired to sit in her own chair.that's what kyla is saying, but david didn't react to what she said. not even a playful comeback or anything. he didn't even acknowledged her>>5175912oneitis implies that david has feelings for her. the closest thing to that was the present he gave to her on the christmas special and even that present wasn't as thoughtful as the ones he gave to the rest of the crew. what im saying is that someone will end up with a broken heart and it won't be david.
>>5175938>not even a playful comeback or anything. he didn't even acknowledged herDid you just skim the post?
>>5175938>even that present wasn't as thoughtful as the ones he gave to the rest of the crew. what im saying is that someone will end up with a broken heart and it won't be david.I just read the rest of this are you shitposting or stupid? Because his gift was enough to almost make her cry. And she was very enthusiastic in repaying his gift with how much she appreciated it. What are you reading?
QM did say David was the type to marry and never see another girl even if his wife died. in other words, autistic. He is autistic in every facet of him... no wonder he adapted so well into space.
>>5175943>>5175941bah, whatever. we'll see when it happens
>>5173422Is there any way we can commission some gene mods for humans? How much for each generally, and what can they do?Can we acquire more of those greys gene mods? Those will be useful for our lads when we come back for them.
>>5175945Well yeah, he eats crayons, autism is the least of his concerns if his quarter master went cheap on crayon supplies. Crayola or bust.
https://www.caracteristicas.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Mexicas-Tenochitatlan-min-e1571942543393-800x388.jpgI wonder what factors besides no husbandry screwed center america. Yeah, all the mass sacrifice always gets me melancholic and wondering about the what could have been.>"So cylia, this indians erected massive temples, dragged prisoners to the top and tore their heart open. Then they kicked the corpse down the stairs. Or his head. Or both, I am not sure"
>>5175950I think David's old Marine buddies will have some good keks if he uses the food printer to make vitamin rich, high calorie non-shit tasting crayon rations that taste like the fruits associated with their colors. Bonus points to David if they can be used like normal crayons.>>5175952Yeah they's fucked up. Also why didn't you include the image with your post? too big?
>>5175953>I think David's old Marine buddies will have some good keks if he uses the food printer to make vitamin rich, high calorie non-shit tasting crayon rations that taste like the fruits associated with their colors. Bonus points to David if they can be used like normal crayons......didn't we already make this already? i feel like we did this already.
>>5175953hiromoot rangebanned my IP after I switched to a new ISP.
>>5175948that's why we need a crazy geneticist. to bad people pussied out with the lizard doctor
>>5175957I know better than trusting a reptile with tits.WHY DOES IT HAVE TITS
>>5175950>David bursts into the supply depot one fateful day>throws a pack of crayons on the floor>"WHAT IN THE EVERLIVING FUCK ARE THESE SUPPOSED TO BE?!">"...those are the crayons you ordered Gunny. Did you eat the whole damn pallet already?">"I ORDERED CRAYOLA YOU FUCKING DIRTBAG! THESE ARE CRA-Z-ART!">"They are basically the same thing.">"NO THEY AIN'T SHITLIP!">"Well what the fuck do you want me to do about it!?">"Get me the keys to one of those shiny new humvees we got in the motor pool. I'm driving down to Walmart.">"Make me."And that's how David got in a fist-fight over a pack of crayons.
>>5175961that's how you know she's a good geneticist>>5175952from what i remember, it was the lack of proper husbandry and metalworking. turns out you get pretty fucked if you don't have horses or iron to work with
>>5175955I don't believe we did. David has joked about eating crayons, but we need to make it a reality.>>5175956Fucking moot.>>5175957We shouldn't recruit all people we come across, plus that lady already had a well paying job. Not to mention just because she's a doctor, doesn't immediately make her an expert geneticist.>>5175962I can actually believe how he was "politely" retired from his job as a drill sergeant.
>>5175966>We shouldn't recruit all people we come across,that has worked pretty well for us so far. and we didn't even come close to the recruitment part because anons got scared the moment she did pic related
>>5175965There were deposits of copper and tin I south America that the natives had access to, and alpacas in the mountains, but they never really got off the ground with this stuff. That said, new world pre-Columbian agriculture was pretty advanced, with highly specialized breeds of crops like potatoes.
Alright honest question.Did David pass his last psych evaluation before he got out of the service?
>>5175969Majority of us said no, and probably for good reason. If you're patient we'll have enough time to commission and acquire more all-purpose gene mods.You also missed recruiting the tall deer lady, not that we should recruit her, although we do now have second storage bay fixed. Hmmmm then again a cargo bay isn't idea for crew to sleep in. We're gonna need more ships with dedicated crew quarters.>>5175976HMMMMMMMM
>>5175976HAHAHAHAHA...wait, you serious? Let me laugh harder. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>>5175950>virgin crayon eaters>chad Marker enjoyers
>>5175981If you're going to get markers worth a damn, get the fruit smelling ones. At least with crayons you can eat them.
>>5175965>that's how you know she's a good geneticistI kekked
>>5175983Wise words from someone who knows his markers.
>>5175972but copper and tin (and bronze) aren't a real match for iron and bronze is harder to make, and alpacas are a real bitch to handle, plus they can't match the speeds of a horse. the natives were basically fucked thanks to RNGsus >>5175977>You also missed recruiting the tall deer ladyi do remember that; it was pretty smart of the anons to shoot down her ambitions for the moment because she was just way too innocent and we are currently on a warpath with a space station. although we're definitely going for her after getting a bigger ship; she seems to be a good smith>>5175976definitely no
>>5175983>>5175988>not eating the marker wholethe fuck is wrong with you guys
>>5175995What applications do you think a good smith has for our crew?>>5175997Tried one once, 6/10. It's not great, but someone out there might like eating markers. Can't say it was pleasant. Markers are more for aeromantic uses like candles. Except you can eat candles too, especially if you add bacon grease to the candles.
>>5176004>What applications do you think a good smith has for our crew?so far we're outsourcing our metalwork needs because we don't have the people that knows how to do it. having someone like her on the ship would let us work faster because we wouldn't need to be on a station to make new plates for our suit, or create weird weapons with exotic materials
>>5176010We're not really outsourcing our metalworking, we're just dealing with a supplier of raw materials since we don't have the facilities to collect and process our own.
>>5175977the crew already has individual quarters
>>5175995iron is shittier than bronze but it is easier to produce
>>5176010wtf are you talking about. David and co went to buy metal sheets to feed the nanofab with. We don't need a smith when we have a machine that magi-scientifically prints the stuff we imagine
>>5176033Really? Could had sworn we ran out of spare rooms.
>>5176040maybe. Kyla, Sanig, Cylia and David have one
we need someone to post the internal layout again
Oh man, so guys remember how there was about 3 or 4 "deathworlds" that SHODAN found? Well Once we take over Xebric, what should we do with those worlds? Save up money and resources to have those planets colonized by humans? Should we manage that or leave that to someone else's care? Who's got a big brained strat?
>>5176071we should give it a look, but i doubt they will be habitable, they could be actual deathworlds that have an atmosphere like venus
>>5176071Colonizing a deathworld is not a sound investment. We first colonize a Normieworld and WE put the DEATH in the name.It seems earth and mars are both deathworlds, but for different reasons
>>5176085Your doubts are noted, but if they are habitable then hey. It's pic related.>>5176086Normieworlds would most be already colonized, except for some out here in the space boonies. Don't immediate disregard potential free real-estate without checking out the properly out first.
>>5176108>but if they are habitable then hey. It's pic related.for sure. a new chance to build a better earth and whatnot
>>5176071>find a deathworld>it's literally just a globe sized Florida environment>complete with funny little red gators
>>5176071I say we should see if they are good for supporting Human life in EVERY aspect, find a group of space biologist who wants money and recognition for their works in a Deathworld (and gaining money from Xebric and maybe other stations once we find some way to make money)Once we know every danger of the planet (and hope there's no weird planetary shit that happens from time to time that fucks everything up in the planet), we talk with a construction team and maybe Gron forces to take care of the planet while we try to find Earth.We take care of what we need to in there, give the crew some Earth media and find that like 60% of the things we say about Earth is bullshit from movies. Once we go back to our new planet we need to make an Eco-friendly way to extract resources (or maybe Gron team already sorted that out while we were out)We make some infrastructure, make a way to keep the money flowing, and once we can find a good genetist to find what retrovirus we have and replicate it for other humans, we make the Arc and bring those we want to this new planet.
>>5176117>/It's......It's perfect.>We make some infrastructure, make a way to keep the money flowingI don't know about most of the things you said before, but I got ideas on spaces. First, we bring earth crops and cattle. Our shit is top tier and will sell faster than we can produce. I'm taking exporting some much premium crops to predators, herbivores, and omnivores that we'll actually have difficulty supplying the market.
>>5176120>Once we go back to our new planet we need to make an Eco-friendly way to extract resourcesasteroid mine whatever we need. that's literally the most eco friendly way to do it
>>5176132Yeah basically.Why worry about making your methods environmentally friendly when you can just go to a place with a hardier environment?
>>5176157Astroid mining ship fleet is literally what we're gonna get if we pull this job off.
>>5176126We need to make sure the Jews can't get their fingers in the pot.
>>5176165We could totally get away with it too. If the majority of the people involved are aliens, who's gonna get offended?
>>5176175It doesn't matter who's offended. And with SHODAN's glorious robobutt involved. We can nip that shit in the bud.
>>5176035Yes, but steel is superior. Also you need higher temperatures to melt iron compared to Bronze alloys.
>>5176176>SHODAN, search for Baxter Goldstein, PhD in xenogeology on Wikipedia, specifically Early Life and parentage
>>5176165I second this. We need to stop them once we get back.
>>5175678This reminds me of the time a zookeeper told me to not smile with your teeth when interacting with chimpanzees, smile with your lips shut. Teeth are a sign of aggression.
>>5176379Apparently it's like that with a lot of animals, and humans are just the weird ones.
>>5176413Well yeah. That's because we humans are actually pretty bad at biting. Not because our jaws are particularly weak or anything but because most people can't open wide enough to get a good bite on anything bigger than our fat fucking lips.Makes sense. I'm not just high.
>>5176490I think it has more to do with our teeth not being suited for bites in the context of fighting than how wide we can open our mouths.
>>5176499>>5176490Makes sense. Though Ive seen a dude bite a guys jugular out once in a street fight.
QM... after xebric station the game won't turn into base management yeah? Maybe we can do a metal gear V of sorts... but please little base management
>>5176515our bite is quite powerful and poisonous(?) if the target doesn't clean the wound, but compared to most animals out there is proportionally small
I think the bite deal has to do with us being bipeds. It's awkward to bend over to put our mouthparts close to the prey's whatever. Of course, we can always use our arms to grab the same whatever and then bite.You guys have an OK grip strength right? I bought a grip thing that is allegedly 60kg but it is made of chinesium so I have my doubtshttps://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71s7FsXjUWL._AC_SX425_.jpgthis one
>>5176530doing pullups tends to be better than those, but if you can't do them for whatever reason, it helps
>>5176530Just buy the set of rubberized O-ring style grip trainers if you're looking to improve grip strength, and then compress them with your fingertips and thumbtip rather than against your palm.If your grip strength feels particularly weak as compared to what you think it should be, you might consider working your forearm extensors. They're often overlooked but quite crucial.
>>5176537ooooh, using only my fingers for the whole squeezin' does sounds better than what I am doing currently>>5176534Hm, I guess having to hold my weight is a better way to prove what's up with my hands
https://www.dhresource.com/0x0/f2/albu/g9/M00/6D/E7/rBVaVVyPbU2AWfq3AAT2wJ2KMmo035.jpgthis is for extension, aye? Why would I want to train that...>>5176537 you sure they are crucial?
>>5176597Here you go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOp3hxJVkw
>>5176530>You guys have an OK grip strength right?I masturbate constantly, yes.
>>5175995In most places, bronze came before iron. The one exception here is Subsaharan Africa.
>>5176917true, but bronze is a bitch to work with and doesn't have the versatility of iron(and steel)
>>5176924Bronze has a low enough melting point that you can just melt down random bits of scrap and recast it into something new. It's less durable than iron and finding the necessary tin can be a pain in the ass, but not rusting and the relative ease of reshaping it is a plus. If it wasn't a useful material, it wouldn't have been in use for so long in so many different places.
>>5175678>class 10 death worldI would definitely like to hear some exposition from Sanig about death worlds. Where does Earth fit?
>>5176527It's not poisonous so much as toxic; a vector for transmission of the horrid mouth biosphere everyone has.>>5176924Bronze is way easier to work with than iron. Iron is much more common, but it's harder to get it to workable temperatures. It's also worth noting that bronze isn't necessarily made with tin, it's a term for a broad range of copper alloys.
>>5176924Remember, iron is a sidegrade in the tech tree, not an upgrade to bronze.But the steel unlock from mastering iron is way better than advanced bronze smithing.
>>5176979I do know that arsenic bronze is a thing, but arsenic is bad news.
>>5176979>>5176982the original point of this was what were the reasons the natives couldn't stand up to the conquistadors. lack of access to iron and lack of horses are some of the main reasons(the others being guns and immune systems that couldn't handle the spanish viruses)
>>5174091"Captain, are you ready for takeoff?" Gron asks.You flip a few switches and watch as the ship's systems hum to life. The sound in the air changes as water pumps fire up and giant capacitors begin charging."Yeah, as ready as we'll ever be. Where are we headed exactly?""Here." He points out, marking the position on your starmap. "It's a graveyard hidden inside a small but extremely energetic nebula. There are frequent arcs of stellar lightning, so we'll have to be careful as we fly through.""Stellar lightning? What's that?""It's much like terrestrial lightning... but far more powerful. A lot of charge has to build up before it can pass through the dilute stellar gas out there.""Alright. So what happens if we get hit?""I wouldn't recommend it, captain. Your shields can't take that kind of discharge.""...Alright, so don't get hit. Is there any way to tell when it's coming?""Yes. If you have the appropriate sensors, an onboard AI could give you a general warning beforehand. I don't know the details myself.""SHODAN?""That is well within my ability, captain."Alright, we're all good on that front." You inform him."Good. Now, here are the problems we face. For one, we don't know exactly where they are. Long range is basically impossible inside the nebula. They could be hiding anywhere.""I have some special equipment that might be able to help with that. No promises though.""Whatever it is, it's worth a shot. The next problem is that there's a lot of them. We don't know how many exactly, but given reports from locals who have been hit by them, they have at least seven or eight fighter craft.""Is that all? Doesn't sound like a big problem to me.""That's not all. There have also been reports of a supposedly derelict carrier-class ship occasionally changing position out there. Nobody's ever seen it move in person, that we know of anyways... but it's possible they're using that as a base.""And there's no telling what they've really got in store if that's true. Gotcha."You make a mental note of that carrier ship in your head. If you could get your hands on that, it could be a valuable asset."So then, captain. On the off chance that we encounter this derelict carrier, what will we do? I doubt our lasers have the power to punch through it's armor, but it must have been abandoned for a reason. It probably barely runs, if at all.">Let's capture it. I want that ship.>We'll storm the ship and plant explosives, then take it out when we've got your man back.>Cylia and i can infiltrate and get your man out. If all goes well, we can avoid fighting at all.>Write-In?
>>5177350>Let's capture it. I want that ship.It begins.
>>5177350>Let's capture it. I want that ship.
>>5177350>Let's capture it. I want that ship.i hope the ship is good enough to be captured, and not a piece of crap like the junk ships we got from the pirates
>>5177350>Let's capture it. I want that ship.I T B E G I N STBEGINS
>>5177350How big are the missile tracks again? Are they big enough to load a power armor wearing David and fire him at the skip?
>>5177350>>Let's capture it. I want that ship.FOR HUMANITY!
>>5177366i think we still need to get out through the cargo bays
>>5177371Probably. We need to eventually add thrusters to our armor when we finish through the prototype phase.
>>5177350>>Let's capture it. I want that ship.I suppose we'll be a commodore soon enough.
>>5177384im still vouching for a backpack-like thruster system that we can drop once we reach the enemy spaceship
>>5177350>>We'll storm the ship and plant explosives, then take it out when we've got your man back.capturing something that barely works... plus, it doesn't have an unshackled AI
>>5177399we can always switch to >We'll storm the ship and plant explosives, then take it out when we've got your man back.if the ship is too crappy to be captured. and we can always move shodan to the new ship if we need her there
>>5177395Why drop it? Just have the thrusted built into the armor so David can run at the enemy faster, or have more momentum to run through walls.>>5177399It's a ship graveyard out here. We can probably just pull tons of stuff out here and use the raw materials to repair sections of the ship. While here we can also start collecting more dark matter bottles we can use to forge more weapons.
>>5177421because its bulky and the armor's servos are already strained from moving the armor. plus its a backpack full of fuel; that thing is just a bomb waiting to explode on our back
>>5177350Challenge the leader to single combat. Let him pick a champion if he wants, but we get Gron's man and the ship if we win, and he gets the metal gear if he wins. I'm hoping that being pirates, they'd like something straightforward and violent like that, and it'd make the deal sweeter if they think they could get a grey ship.
>>5177447Why wouldn't they just murder us with overwhelming firepower if they look like they're going to lose?
>>5177452That'd be a show of weakness on the part of the leader. If my hunch is right, they'll respect strength.
>>5177488That's a bad hunch. These guys are mostly cowardly aliens who normally wouldnt consider charging at people a viable tactic.
>>5177447i'd rather strike them hard and fast. shock them enough that the only viable way they see to survive is to escape
>>5177489I agree. >>5177488Stuff like that, as in honor, only works in 'warrior-like' cultures.Those spineless aliens are only interested in survival.Sure, there's some idiots around space that value those things, but up until now it seems that it's the overwhelming minority.
>>5177350>Let's capture it. I want that ship
>>5177488Hard no, these aren't klingons or kzinti. Their bouncers get scared when we smile with (not even pointy) teeth ffs
>>5177350>>Let's capture it. I want that ship.Forgot to vote
>>5177350>>Let's capture it. I want that ship.>tfw we finally get a bigger ship>tfw I STILL want to convert a superfreighter into a battleship later
>>5177704wouldn't getting an actual battleship be better? like, i get the appeal of converting a freighter, but at that point getting the real deal would be better than messing with a juryrigged ship
>>5177704You and me both. Converting a shipping freighter into a combat worthy ship sounds fun.>>5177721You're right, but the problem is how the fuck would we even get one, let alone afford to buy or repair a scuttled one in a space graveyard? Hence the freighter idea.If we can help it would should get as many fighters intact as we possibly can, maybe destroy their wings and thrusters with our medium lasers while SHODAN works on hacking their fighter to turn of their engines and guns.
>>5177721We'd still have to retrofit a battleship, and we aren't big enough to get away with buying one, let alone outfitting it. A freighter is perfect for our needs right now, and our tech is excellent improvised armaments to hook up to our new hauler.
>>5177721>implying these chucklehead aliens create battleships up to snuff with our superior human standardsI bet their freighters are better built anyway. These chumps probably barely even know what war is.Besides we need the extra space. For a basketball court. And a football field. And a race track.
>>5177728this is definitely a hypothetical far into the future, but:the logistic problems you have with the freighter are more or less the ones that you get with a battleship but worse. we still need to find a space worthy ship, repair it, give it a weapons system, and armor it up.that being said, i can see it happening as an intermediate step before saving enough money or getting enough reputation to get a battleship.>>5177735ok we're on the same page then. i really hope this piece of junk we're gonna hit is worthy, but given our previous experiences, i doubt it.
>>5177735we're on the same page then. a converted freighter makes sense right now, although making it combat ready will be a huge pain in the ass, because we'd have to plate it, give it weapons and tweak the engines(if they actually work)>>5177741something like this is more feasible, specially if we want our space farms
>>5177447they are herbivores, what are you expecting they will do?
>>5177742Yeah, it's not just about slapping a laser like kyla has done it before but installing all the hardware across the ship and firing computers and systems and uuugh... Of course, hypothetically we could use bluetooth instead of cable or whatever superconductive-in room temperature the ayys use
>>5177742If anything, once we upgrade from the retrofitted freighter, we can downgrade it or chance it's purpose back to being a normal freighter, or just used as a farm to raise Doodoos and crops.>>5177756Dark matter fuel efficiency is also important. We could try stripping near by ships for parts to save on the cost of buying the materials.>>5177803An electricians nightmare, but nothing we can't accomplish with a few days and elbow grease. Between David, Sanig, Clank, and Kyla, it shouldn't take more than a week to get the bare minimum fixed for the freighter sized cruiser, maybe less if David uses the power armor as an improvised fork lift.
>>5177721Among other things, I don't want a freighter. I want a SUPERfreighter. If we've got roughly similar size ratios to sea vessels, a superfreighter will be fucking enormous, even compared to a battleship.Another two reasons are that (1) anti-predator space racism will almost certainly prevent acquiring a battleship and (2) Cochrane confirmed that even the thought of someone like us doing that makes people shit themselves back in thread one or two.
>>5177836I can see no fault in your logic, so I will more or less agree with you. That means buying a battleship is extra hard, because we'd have to may eight to nine figures PLUS the predator racism/fear costs. What we can still do is steal and referbish ships we come across, and I especially like your super freighter idea. The super freighter will be a dream in the far future when we have enough people under us to reliably man the systems of a ship that big, but it's a dream to aim for, and having that derelict carrier retrofitted -PLUS ANY FIGHTERS SHIPS WE CN SAVE/SALVAGE- we should have a not so small fighting force.
>>5177836>>5177843that's a really solid plan there, but what if we could also MAKE our own battleship? given how picky david(and us by proxy) is and how hard(in theory) is to get a proper warship, making one or building upon the skeleton of a brand new superfreighter(instead of retrofitting one) would be the way to go
>>5177858That would be the ideal, but we'd have to raid a shipyard for it or custom commission one.>>5177843Especially if we can get them drone-piloted.
>>5177843Oh, and when I meant "prevent" I meant like outright. There're probably already laws in place for preventing civvies from buying battleships/military vessels that an herbivore could squeak/smoothtalk/bribe their way around, but not a predator.
>>5177350Why don't we just see if we can get two preprogrammed thrusters ready for it.One to push it out of the nebula, and another to slow it down once it's out.Just preprogram/fuel them to the expected amounts for a given direction, and let it rip. should be able to find it in the future given where we plan to send it.
>>5177871that wouldn't be as hard though. after capturing xebric we could ask them to buy the skeleton in our stead and finish the build on xebric itself. im pretty sure that the people in the station would love the cash flow that would bring
>>5177858Hmmmmm. Yes. I see what you're saying. Might I suggest something?David should buy, steal, take, or rent a shipyard: a macrosized skeletal facility/ pieces of equipment and have them shipped in a ship graveyard. Preferably not this one due to the super death flares. Preferably at the one Graveyard with the "hidden" pirate base so we can either: recruit, kill, turn in all a majority of the pirates there. Recruit for the sake of finding worthy crew members. Killing and turning in to make a profit (in addition to unlocking their credit accounts by pressing their finger prints against their PDA's.)If we can gain territorial control of that Graveyard, we can start butchering surrounding ships into parts and welding them together using the shipyard. We can also use the pirate base for raw parts, or disentangle a majority of them to make refurbished individual ships to be carrier in our carrier and SUPER freighter.>>5177871Commissioning a ship would cost too much money that we don't have.Drone piloted ships are iffy due to people not liking unshackled A.I. since they're a mixed bag. They can either be like SHODAN, or a complete galaxy purging asshole like what the Greys had to deal with. What we could do is make VA controlled drones (retarded A.I.), have SHODAN control as many drones as she can micromanage, or just leave it to normal fighter pilots.>>5177876lmao, I can't wait to circumvent their stupid space laws.>no officer, this isn't a overlord class battleship. It's just a modified freighter.>>5177877Pushing our the derelict cruiser? Could work, maybe.
>>5177879>David should buy, steal, take, or rent a shipyardin theory the people at xebric will be loyal to us, so we can build everything in the vicinity of the station(so the graveyard like how you said. im pretty sure its close enough) and recruit people from the station itself
>>5177888Build the ship at the graveyard. Haul all the part at Xebric and build it there. I'm for which ever solution is the most economically efficient.
>>5177879When I said commissioned I meant commission the skeleton.And I was thinking have the drones controlled by a central AI. Kyla has one that she isn't using, right?
>>5177894It's an A.I. leagues dumber than SHODAN, and she's mostly using the A.I. as an arm/builder buddy. Still iffy on the drone idea. I wouldn't be against having the drones be wirelessly controlled by pilots in our ship however. Give them a VR set and let them go to town.
>>5177894>>5177898Of course drones come with their ups and downs. The unmanned fighters can be hijacked by signal jammers or opposing hackers, where as analogue fighter pilots wouldn't have the same issues.
>>5177898Best of both worlds, maybe.Or we give it all to one guy and have VI (IE stupid AI) do squad level while one guy directs. Like an RTS.Actually, just pick up a Korean Starcraft player and give him control of the drones.
>>5177879The biggest issue with going big like that is how many eyes we'll bring on ourselves. We're already on passive surveillance, and will be on active surveillance after the upcoming shit-show. Building a megaship will be noticed. Sending a derelict ship/satellite to a precharted part of space/hidden area while we're not "hot" will leave more aces up our sleeve.
>>5177902>Actually, just pick up a Korean Starcraft player and give him control of the drones.That's a bad choice. a Korean Starcraft player would have only restricted knowledge of a two dimensional map. We need someone who knows how to operate a three dimensional map. Specifically Homeworld and Eve Online players.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An9WcOEWn10https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3LaaWBC2LkBoth are micromangement hell. A Homeworld player would probably excel more with managing a fleet a drones with the help of several VA assistants, while an Eve Online player would be good at maximizing the use of an individual ship plus a hand full of drones.>>5177910Whatever is the most credits saving economic choice is what I'll vote for.
>>5177923Ah, shit, should've taken the 3rd dimension into account. Yeah get a Homeworld player. A competitive Homeworld player.
>>5177910then it makes sense that xebric itself should buy and build the ship no? us being the captain of the ship would only be a happy coincidence
>>5177933https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uPh8imgQtgMore ideas. We could do something very close to the video for gunship class fighters with gunners, or with larger ships with dedicated gunner control rooms.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yA1dgX3Jl8>>5177938>xebric itself should buy and build the ship no?But, if Xebric buys and build the station, we would have to pay for it, or the station would want to keep the ship?What?
>>5177938To a megacorp/government, that won't be too hard to discover. A ship that big with that kinda capability is almost certainly going to be traced back as much as it can. It's too noticeable for nobody to make note of it and pass that note to an information broker.Speaking of, we should prob do some info broking at some point for the crap we're gonna be doing. ideally though a proxy.
>>5177943officially xebric would buy it but we'd be paying the for the ship, maybe in the shape of us making several donations to the station and bankrolling a lot of public service works or whatnot. this is too far in the future to consider such things>>5177945other than the skeleton, most of the other things can be masked up as upgrades for the station's defenses(even more if we actually upgrade the station's defenses as well). although ideally we wouldn't want to be under the eye of any given megacorp, but that's gonna be hard given that we want to control xebric
>>5177956Basically what I'm saying. The more things we prepare while we're low value, the more unknowns our enemies will have to face in the future. Even if it gets out we took spare engines with us, there's no way for them to sus out what they were for. Getting ship repair supplies only lets them know we're working on a ship. It won't let them know we have a carrier. That's especially true if those repairs are done over a long period of time. For all they know, we just get into a lot of scraps.
>>5177956>>5177962Maybe? Sure? So long as we get our giga ships and DooDoo ship farms running.
>>5177956>>5177962>>5177933>>5177938>>5177943>>5177350GuysSpace Engineers came out in 2013. David was abducted somewhere around 2013. Do you think he ever played the game?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrv5Fq2KeSU
If I may make a small suggestion for our ship of choice.https://starsector.fandom.com/wiki/Atlas_Mk.IISeems to be exactly what we're looking for here.
>>5177973Already sounds, but I dislike the fact it cant shill out fighters. Any super freighter we retrofit will need serious shielding upgrades to make up for its lack of military grade armor, probably in the form of reactive hardlight armor modules mounted to the exterior hull.
>>51779702016, actuallythat means he knows about MGR
>>5177973Is that game worthwhile?
>>5177990You tell mehttps://youtu.be/acqpulP1hLo
>>5177990yeah, but i wouldn't recommend it without mods, personally, get dynasector, nexerelin and interestellar imperium. the first two are economy and QoL mods and the other one is a faction
>>5177990With mods yea. There's a bunch of em too.
>>5177350>>Cylia and i can infiltrate and get your man out. If all goes well, we can avoid fighting at all.No man left behind.
>>5177990Hell yeah it is, mods or not
>>5177489>>5177492>>5177495I just want to take the ship, and I think it'd be cooler if we challenge their captain to a duel.
>>5177802Be cowed by a superior show of force.
>>5177923Eve online players will handle logistics and budgeting. They already stare at spreadsheets for hours on end as a hobby.
>>5178077It would be cooler, but it is highly unlikely the crew would follow through with it. Just because the captain is honorable doesn't mean the same could be said for his crewmates, you feel me?>>5178079David could and should max out the external speakers to his PA and do a real guttural roar when he's in a breathable environment so people can actually hear him. Something really blood curdling.>>5178080Oh yeah, professional Eve players are real whack when it comes to spread sheets, budgeting, reading market prices. Eve is fucking crazy.
>>5178163>Oh yeah, professional Eve players are real whack when it comes to spread sheets, budgeting, reading market prices. Eve is fucking crazy.>okay so I checked the latest mining sales and tracked the suppliers and their routes to find where all the ore is procing >then I went ahead and looked at everyone's blueprints on backlog >afterwards I checked the most consistent logins and session time for everyone in the quadrant>so I can safely say that if we cause a blackout in Louisville, Kentucky at precisely 7:41 PM we can save boost our profits by 2%
>>5178199They'd do it too. Remember the guy who cut the power at the house of the guy who was the pilot of that titan ship in irl so he could steal it.
>>5178199I can believe this.>>5178391I recalled a story of some dude infiltrating a faction for months or years, climb his way up, then stole everything. If we're grabbing an Eve Player we should probably do a background search, you know so we dont pick a little spiteful bastard.
>>5178582> so we dont pick a little spiteful bastardEve is composed of spite. "Capitalism" and spite.
>>5178582>>5178582>I recalled a story of some dude infiltrating a faction for months or years, climb his way up, then stole everything. If we're grabbing an Eve Player we should probably do a background search, you know so we dont pick a little spiteful bastard.A few months and he just applied for climbing the ranks and got more privileges than he asked or hoped for. the main aim was to get info but when he got the chance to do more damage with a few clicks than a good portion of the war he took it and emptied everything in the alliance storage he could get his hands on.It was a intelligence operation of a rival alliance, and got more successful than it was hoped for.Its not spiteful people its committed and dedicated people to living out the space power fantasy, and willing to go full on to win and have fun at the expense of the rivals.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjY-TBDj1Ps
>>5178651Ah I see. My opinion of him has improved. Any other autistically dedicated types of people we should take from earth? Australians? Floridians? A zoologist?
>>5178668Why would you inflict Floridians on the galaxy? They're not even deathworlders-within-a-deathworld like Aussies, they're just retarded.
>>5178668unironically, politicians. or at least a con artist that wont try to fuck us. diplomacy isn't our forte and cylia can't be our face forever
>>5178651>>5178668There were multiple such events.Mittani is rather famous for managing one of the first EVE intel ops and recruiting or convincing disgruntled or vulnerable directors of other alliances and cleaning them out, preempting merc hacks and then using said unpaid merc hacker on his former employer, and being involved with the russians who had the power to a titan pilots irl address cut - the event that made him stay the hell away from russian alliances.Thig is EVE is played by people who find the idea of having to deal with excel spreadsheets and data analysis in their entertainment to not be a problem.
>>5178672competent pseudo glowies that handle politicians.Trouble is the majority of the current crop of glowies in the entire world are very untrustworthy and the ones who might be competent enough to warrant that price are already swamped with work and probably love it.A good deal maker or negotiator might be something we want. Someone who has experience in large scale institutions and knows how to get info out of them about what they actually want.
>>5178672I'd rather we not dip our fingers in /pol/iticians. Anyone of them could be a glowfag.>>5178676How terrible
>>5178689>Someone who has experience in large scale institutions and knows how to get info out of them about what they actually want.An elementary school teacher?
>>5178691it doesn't need to be a politician, just someone that is good at dealmaking like >>5178689 said
>>5178703Then who? Who can fill this role?
My head is exploding harder than the bombs in ukraine right now, so today's update will be late if it goes through.Sorry lads. Here, have a nice picture of your sister.
>>5178724It's all good. Take it easy and have a good rest chief.Damn, sis looking mighty fine.
>>5178724David should fuck his sister again. It's been too long.
>>5177973NO THAT'S TOO POWERFUL DON'T
>>5177973Why don't we just get a massive gun and strap engines to it?
>>5178778Isn't that what they did for the A-10?
>>5178781yeah they built the plane around the gun, then slapped on armor
>>5178726If anybody's gonna fuck MY SISTER...
>>5178794>inb4 we're actually gonna be like Chris Refield and demand any exemplar of their species fuck our sister to continue the Rockefeller bloodline
>>5178816Unlike Chris, David isn't completely averse to fucking a female that's clearly into him.Seriously, why Chris never went for Jill or Sheva is beyond me.
>>5178825Chris is on the juice. He knows his genes are inferior to Claire's. He's a real eugenicist homie.
>>5178816That's not how biology works. We need a pure red blooded human, preferably one of our strongest friends.
>>5178839Fuck biology we in space nigga
>>5178840>space niggersThe worst
>>5178163Play the noise that Elk make. It sounds like the noise they'd use for a monster in a psychological horror game.
>>5178853>Predators despite consisting of only 13% of the galactic population
>>5178778BRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTttt. Fwoooosh RrrrrBRRRRRRRRRUUuRRRRTtt WHOMP Whooooosh
>>5178860What ever the case might be I hope one of our Marine buddies is named Leon, and our sister is named Claire. I want to break into a music number and demand Leon fuck David's sister.
>>5177350The flight to your target location doesn't take very long. It's quite close to Thekia station, to the point of being visible in the night sky from there.When you get there, it's exactly what Gron claimed it was. A hot cloud of gas peppered with gigantic lightning strikes that stretch out so far you've actually got enough time to watch them travel.Your radar is picking up all kinds of interference here, but your subspace sensors immediately pick up several energy signatures within the cloud, mostly clustered in one small area. That must be the graveyard."Captain, i am not detecting a carrier-class subspace signature. If the ship is there, it must be in an unpowered state.""Gron said it only moved on occasion. A carrier ship must be huge, right? They're just pirates, so maybe they can't afford the fuel to keep it running.""It is likely that they will have reserved fuel to move it as necessary.""Mmm. We'll deal with that when we get to it. For now, we need to figure out what we're doing next. Is the commlink set up?""Affirmative, Captain. Kyla has supplied Captain Gron and his crew with the blueprints, and he confirmed their installation shortly before launch.""Alright. Try the laser first, if the gas is too thick then we can switch to microwave."You grin as one of your pulsed laser cannons comes to life and aims directly at Gron's ship, visible as a speck in the near distance.After a short pause, one of Gron's lasers does the same. You can see it lighting up faintly from your cockpit as it's beam washes over your ship.Your comms channel crackles as the signal clears up.["Captain Rockefeller? Do you hear me, captain?"]["Aye, i hear you Captain Kordunn. Looks like the optical linkage is working fine at this distance. Go ahead and speak freely, i promise you nobody's listening in."]["Fascinating. I never would have thought to use laser weaponry as a communications device."]["More importantly... We're not picking up the carrier's signature. I assume it's the same on your end?"]["Yes. Nothing on our scanners either. We'll have to head in and risk contact if we want to find anyone."]["Woah, woah, woah. I didn't say we had nothing on the scanners. Just not the carrier. I have seven distinct signatures clustered at these co-ordinates.]You press a few buttons and transfer the data to Gron's terminal. It takes a moment over the relatively slow optical link.["I... I see. You must have an exceptional sensor package on that ship."]["Grey-made, baby."] You rap your knuckles against the sheet metal wall next to your pilot seat.["Of course. In that case, we surely have the element of surprise. Shall we take advantage of it?">Sure. Let's find someone who's a little too far away from the others and "have a chat" with them>Nah, there's no need to go that far against some punk pirates. Not with the two of us, anyways. Let's go in guns blazing.>Write-in?
Nice trip, retard. Whoopsie.
>>5179009>Nah, there's no need to go that far against some punk pirates. Not with the two of us, anyways. Let's go in guns blazing.let's show these pirates our massive rack of missiles
>>5179009>>Sure. Let's find someone who's a little too far away from the others and "have a chat" with themThe less we stress our ships, the better in the long run. Might even result in us being able to fake their transponder/communications.
>>5179009>Sure. Let's find someone who's a little too far away from the others and "have a chat" with them
>>5179009>Nah, there's no need to go that far against some punk pirates. Not with the two of us, anyways. Let's go in guns blazing.
>>5179009>["Fascinating. I never would have thought to use laser weaponry as a communications device."]'kay, we need to make a patent or something of this and start selling this shit
>>5179009["Sure. Let's find someone who's a little too far away from the others and "have a chat" with them, shall we?"]["I'll follow your lead then, Captain."]You cut the commlink and start looking over the sensor data. Two of the signatures stand out as being farther from the main cluster, and you pick one of them to target.Shortly after, you close the distance with Gron's ship and make visual contact with the pilot. It's not Gron himself, surprisingly, but that Caithan boy. Asta, you think was his name?He flips you off as soon as he sees you.You ignore it and signal him to follow you, which he does.Once you enter the nebula itself, several alarms immediately go off."Captain, i am detecting excessively high background radiation. For the safety of the crew, we will need to hold shields at 5%.""Do it." You order. "What's this high discharge warning?""There is a massive charge imbalance from one portion of the cloud to the next. As we pass through the boundaries, our own ship experiences a high degree of discharge through the shield emitters. They are being overloaded, and may overheat if they take direct fire while passing through a boundary.""Well that's just wonderful. Let's hope all they've got is lasers, and the aero armor holds up.""It is unlikely that a common pirate could hold a lock on you, captain.""Maybe if we were empty, but we've been adding on and on lately. I'm not sure how much extra weight we're carrying, but i can feel it in the ass end.""Even so, Captain. I have run quite a few combat simulations, and your erratic movements are quite effective even at lower speeds.""Well, that's good to know."Before long you close the distance to your unsuspecting enemy and enter stealth, reducing reactor output to minimum and engaging heatsinks."Captain, we've got another problem.""Oh boy. What is it now, SHODAN?""The ambient heat of the gas is reducing our heatsink's effectiveness. They aren't radiating properly. In fact, the entire skin of the ship is quite warm.""Well, it's a good thing we installed active cooling then, huh? Vent some water vapor as necessary. Nobody's going to see it in this gas cloud, anyways.""Affirmative, Captain."That does worry you a bit. You might be fine after all, but what about Gron? You hope he's alright out here.Once you reach the minimum safe distance, SHODAN engages the ship's cloak. From Gron's perspective, you simply disappear from his sensors entirely. Only his pilot frantically looking back and forth between you and his equipment panel proves you still exist.["Alright, Gron. It's our turn for now. Sorry, i'm gonna have to ask you to sit back and watch."]["You worried me there for a moment, Captain. I'm shocked that you can hide so well."]["Grey-made, remember?"] You rap your knuckles against the wall again.["Yes... of course. Ehem. I suspect you intend to board them?"]["You know me well."]
>>5179425["Take Javan with you. She's an expert at infiltration, and i'm certain she'd be an asset."]["Javan? The snake-girl?"]["She's a Sevinite, yes. Capable of fitting through small vents and into crawlspaces with ease."]>Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup.>Thanks, but no thanks. I prefer to work with my own crew.>Write-in?
>>5179428>Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup.Ask why she has fat fucking tiddies. They're nice dont get me wrong, but I didnt know reptilian species can have tits. The boys back home will go bananas over this.
>>5179428>Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup.
>>5179428>Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup.>>5179434in space anything can have titties. snakes, mold, cats...anything goes
>>5179428>Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup.>Why she got fat tiddies
>>5179448Snake bros rise up
>>5179428>>Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup.
>>5179434This. Ask why she has titties first
>>5179528david is literally fucking mold with tits. why would this specifically surprise him?
>>5179434Venom sacs, obviously. Because she's a quitter. I mean, spitter.
>>5179530Because he's curious why reptiles have tits.
WHAT'S UP WITH THE TITS HUH?Is it like previous thread where I posted kid-unfriendly images about snake nipples?Not that I can now because hiromoot range-banned my ass
>>5179568Jesse, What the fuck are you saying?
>>5179528I believe someone said those are supposed to be venom sacks, but what do I know.
>>5179608What if they're purely for sexual display, like peacock tails and red baboon butts.
>>5179630>>5179608I want to suck on venom sacks.>>5179428Can David start building up a tolerance to poisons?
>>5179643Imagine if the venom turns out to have narcotic and aphrodisiac effects on humans instead of killing us.
>>5179652Then that would be stupid. It should be an exfoliating agent for us, clearly. For silky smooth skin just milk your snake waifu. Whether this means grabbing the tits or squeezing the teeth no one knows.
>>5179652>implying its not going to be hot sauce, just a tad spicier than habanerodavid would be a very happy man indeed
>>5179722Space snake milk hot sauce?Market it.>>5179428Ask SHODAN descretely if the snake aliens have weird snake holes. Like a cloaca.
>>5179724>Market it.for earth, yeah, but not for your average space gas bag
>Be David>Remember biology class>You can learn the gender of a snake if you press the tip of their tail!>Two massive bulbous penises emerge from Javan
>>5179834>proceeds to clasp forearms and talk about sportsAfter you've compared dick sizes with your buds its all uphill from there. Unless you're one of those wimpy insecure homo types.
>>5179837>sexing probebiology sure is a fun field. lets not forget the cat milkers and rat masturbaters
>>5179428What do you think about our discussion on recruitment Cochrane? We talked about recruiting autistic furries or something as potential recruit, we're 100% going to bring in our old vet buddies if they're not doing anything, we're going to bring our dog and potentially inject it with the all purpose gene oxygen thing (super buff dog when). What do you think about the idea of Drones controlled by 3D RTS gamers? People who play Homeworld and Eve Online? Any merit to that and recruiting coom empowered autists?
>>5180286I want engineers for our custom navy. Vet buddies sure, dog sure, Homeworld and EVE people sure, but EVE folk might be better used in accounting, corporate planning, or as officers
>>5180304Any EVE player good enough at what they do to be worth recruiting is inherently untrustworthy.
>>5180304Where would we find engineers not suffused in glowfag control? Oh! Those robot rumble competition, or grab that Colin Furze YouTube guy?
>>5180331Then we pick a moderately good player, or st least the best player we can find that has a relatively karmic ally good history as a person and online player?Tbf this anon made a good point. >>5178651>Its not spiteful people its committed and dedicated people to living out the space power fantasy, and willing to go full on to win and have fun at the expense of the rivals.
>>5180331>how to ensure my EVE players won't sell me out to aliens>they also play Stellaris
>>5180286You know some guys in the military, particularly in the navy who might join you.However, David's "real" friend group was very small, and most of them died the day he got ambushed.Besides them, you could absolutely go recruiting random fatasses off the internet if you wanted. I'm sure some of them would be very motivated just by the prospect of leaving earth.
>>5180357Only the peak of /fit/ autists will be recruited.I want to see Cylia's despair.
>>5179428["Alright, send her over. We can always use some backup..."]You pause. Something is bothering you... but you hesitate to ask Gron himself.There's only one person you can rely on for questions like these.["I'll handle the docking. That'll be all, Gron."]["Steady footing, Captain."]"...""I know that look, Captain. What's bothering you?""...Do uh... do you have any data on Sevinites?""What sort of data, Captain?""You know... medical?""Yes, there is a bit. Sevinites are an uncommon race, but not unheard of. What are you interested in, Captain?""Alright, look... this stays between you and me, alright?""Of course, Captain.""So, Sevinites are snakes, right? So they're reptiles?""Correct. They are essentially "reptilian" in the same sense as reptiles from earth.""Then why does she have tits?""...Sorry?""If she's a reptile, why does she have titties. Are they venom sacs? Do they birth live young despite being reptilian? What, what are they for?""Hmm. That's odd, now that you mention it. Although i have complete records of Sevinite biology, there is no mention of the actual purpose of said tissue.""What are they made of? Is it just fat?""No. Although there is a thick layer of fat, they also appear to contain a significant amount of muscle, contributing to their upper body strength.""No venom, though? Milk glands, anything?""Nothing on record. Just fat and muscle, captain.""So it's natural. She didn't get a boob-job or something, they all have them. And there's no snake-milk either. Gotta be decorative...""Sorry, Captain?""Decorative. You know, for showing off. Like a peacock's tail feathers or a baboon's ass.""Hmm. They certainly seem to have done their job on you then, Captain.""Look, i played XCOM. If i see a real example of that shit, i gotta know about it.""XCOM? Ah, i see... the snake ladies.""Yes, the snake ladies.""I suppose i should warn you then. She does in fact have a cloaca.""...Why would you need to warn me about that?""Because i've seen your search history.""Dude... that doesn't mean i'm gonna go for it.""You might, though.""Hey, i'll try anything once.""Captain Kirk would be proud."...Not long after you dock with Gron's ship, the airlock doors open and reveal Javan, a very, very tall snake-lady.Well, most of the height is in her tail. Fortunately, your corridors are sized for larger races, so she doesn't have any issues fitting in."Niccce Ssship, Captain." She hisses."Thanks. I killed the previous occupants for it myself.""Not all of them, i presssume?"She glances past you to look at Sanig, who's currently fiddling with a panel on the wall."Nah, he came later. He's a good guy though, don't worry about him. C'mon, you can hole up in the cargo bay for now."
>>5180381SHODAN you smartass, we love ya.
>>5180381New Objective:Fuck the Snake Lady
>>5180388WrongNew Objective:Find out how to headpat SHODAN
>>5180389>>>5180381just slap whatever part of the ship and call it a day
>>5180381>Grays gave snakes tiddies for humanity.Calling it now.
>>5180389>Find out how to make SHODAN feel like a real waifuFTFY
>>5180400why not integrate an instance of her into an ai-assisted rifle?Then we'd have A RAIFU WAIFU
>>5180414>have mini SHODAN inside rifle>OG SHODAN Gets jealous>commits genocide against the human population.
>>5180400Make a gynoid body (or several) for her to remotely control already. For cuddles and an extra pair of hands for ship maintenance or repelling boarders.
>>5180380This is some baki imagining-tier power
>>5180381Based Cochrane, this is why I love SHODAN.
>>5180434I'll give you a "hand of god" discount on this. 40k to develop a 2B body based on Clank's frame and David's memories. It'll be an option during the next R&D.
>>5180508You should let us choose how the body should look like.
>>5180510You get to pick hair and clothes colors take it or leave it.Honestly this is for SHODAN more than us. She'd be able to finally play the drums which I'm sure is her greatest electric dream. So I'd take it regardless of the end result.
>>5180508>>5180510>>5180512I dont see a point of investing into this research, unless SHODAN wanted to shill her own cash and wanted this.
>>5180633>getting another competent figure with THE BIGGEST brainpower possible>no pointSure, I guess? Don't know why you need a reason to do something nice for someone, anyway.
>>5180633I know. We should only do this after taking out Big Baddy
>>5180434So we're going to give a really think body right?
>>5180637The problem is if she even wants a body. Better to ask SHODAN another time. If sometime cool comes from the 40k research AI cost => Gynoid body project, then cool cool. I only hope that whatever we learn from the experience can be translated into aiding in the discovery of how to create our own augments, or some new fangled research skill tree we can invest in. If SHODAN really wants to get that sweet android body she can always throw her shekkles in?>>5180732>>5180749If she wants it and asks? Why not? Who are we to assume she's not content? Then again, how would we know without asking? Hmmm.
>>5180732>>5180749>>5180777I was insulting the Anon's ability to write Thick, and obviously SHODAN wants to fail stealth with the clap of her booty cheeks.
https://homeworld.fandom.com/wiki/Kuun-Lanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlQ8iNJLfyAMe still wanting to convert big super capital cargo ships into super carriers / traveling military base. Homeworld Cataclysm makes me believe we could do something like that with the mining fleet we'll be receiving, in addition to using those ships for their intended purposes.Recruitment ideas so far:>some guys in the military, particularly in the navy who might join you>what few real friends David still has on earth. The ones that aren't dead.>network with navy and military buddies to see if we can recruit glowie-free air force pilots. See if their fighter pilot training can be transfered over to space ships.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZBoiW460nU>Military chefs?Don't know if those are real positions in the military. Just anyone David knows in the military, or in his normal day to day life that was exceptionally good at cooking, possibly better than him.>Homeworld and Eve Online playersfor combat drones management, economics, accounting, corporate planning, and management jobs (falls under the "recruiting random fatasses off the internet if you wanted" category)>Farm expert(s)to take care of all the Doodoos and potential earth crops we want to bring (potentially David's sister? some people she might know.) Preferably someone who can dabble in aero and aqua ponics to maximize crop output and space that can be utilized. Aquaponic set ups can support the grow of both plants and fish.>Dog. woof.(apply gene mods to make dog stronger and increase longevity beyond the average 15 years) Russia sent like a ton of monkeys and dogs out into space. Our best boy will be the first ever dog to leave his solar system. period. Eat your heart out Russia.>Someone who's close to a Doctor and a Veterinarian.Doctor's specialize in humans, Veterinarian might have a better time transferring their animal knowledge to aliens (See Zoidburg from Futurama). No fucking clue where we could begin with this, perhaps old dudes, college washouts, back alley clinics? Fuck if I know.Anyone got any good ideas on who we could, should, and would recruit?>>5180785SHODAN has picked Cortana of all things to be her virtual-to-holographic avatar of all things, so you must be onto something regarding her desire for thickness.
>>5180777I see Christmas never comes at all in your household. Because you have no concept of gifts.Seriously though do you really think she'd turn down having a way of interacting with the stuff inside the ship beyond flashing lights and playing with the gravity? Even if she sees it as nothing more than another tool it's a very useful one to increase the independence and productivity of the ship. I'm sure she prefer to do it herself instead of calling someone and waiting for them to get on it. Use your head, my very autistic friend.
>>5180804Dude I don't know. She's got like a 50 Intelligence Score. She could be thinking anything. I have my doubts is what I'm saying. Maybe we can do it after we've secured Xebric and acquired a steady supply of income.
>>5180806>She could be thinking anything.That is false. Because she cannot be thinking what she isn't thinking. Therefore while she can be thinking something she can't be thinking anything.
>>5180804Your being very autistic in denying our desire to give our shipfu hands.
>>5180789pie in the sky I want to steal/persuade a Skunk Works or similar classified development division to work for us in space. Recruiting:>military Sure, we're gonna need to get space marines from somewhere but we need to develop suits/methods of boarding for them>air force pilots Hell yeah. I'd like to see how human reaction times compare, especially with folk who do it professionally>EVE/Homeworldeeeeh, kinda no for reasons ill get into later. we have better options, and I'm against recruiting people who are both sociopaths and loose cannons>Farming/agricultural expertsA hundred times this. Any kind of scientist would be great>dogdog>Doctor/Veterinarianyou're thinking of a xenobiologist. that's a field, though not a real one so I'd probably just get some regular biologists and let them define the specialization. In short, the goal is to adapt alien tech to human tech/metallurgy/abilities. We have no hope of doing this without highly educated, highly experienced individuals. We need as many of these people from as many fields as possible. We have a few ways of going about this. >muricaExpose ourselves to the US government. Get immediate R&D and financial backing of an entire country. Get the bureaucratic nightmare and political fuckery of an entire country. Though appealing (especially with the R&D there's no par replacement for that) I'd advise against it>CorporateGrab a asteroid full of gold/platinum/whatever from the Belt, refine it, infiltrate Earth, and start a shady R&D firm that finds people as specified above, loads them up with NDAs, and takes them off world to Outer Heaven or wherever to work. Probably the best option we've got, but we're a grunt, we don't know how to start a corp.
>>5180811Did you jumble up some letters there?
>>5180809Ah but that's what you think :^)>>5180811We're all autists right now, including you. Was you post meant for me? I'm telling you, as soon as we slap those Space CEO cheeks we can focus on SHODAN, or finalize the prototype phase of the power armor, or finish the skin suits, or finish the other projects. Fuck I could really go for some shielded power armor Kool-aiding it's way through a destroyer class starship.>Skunk Works or similar development divisionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_Worksgood idea>but we need to develop suits/methods of boarding for themUniforms? Still somewhat in the air, probably in the stratosphere by now. We're damn sure equipping everyone with a skinsuit though, and the same genemod David got.>air force pilotsMhmm. Thing about air force pilots is that they gotta do things like leaning into the turn....I think, and need to wear specialized suits so the blood in their body doesn't go else where all at once and render them unconscious. I think out in space or away from any massive planets they shouldn't have to suffer the same problems, so they may or may not actually do even better in space. What I do think we should do is make something like a motion simulator game rig for our pilots and anyone else to practice their piloting skills so they don't get rust. Space fuel ain't cheap you know.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGSvenu4oAE>EVE/HomeworldFair points, my thoughts were super hyper focus guys who liked what they did might be good picks. What better options do you got?>Farming/agricultural expertsGrab literally any farmer, grab DIY farmers who are really passionate about their jobs/hobbies.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBspR2p0YYMYou might be, probably are right about grabbing a scientist. I only brought up hobbiest cuz I thought they might come with less strings attached. There comes a problem if who we recruit wants to bring their family/others along, which makes things more complicated.All in all these are some interesting ideas your spitting, with their own ups and downs. The shady R&D firm is also interesting. The biggest issue here, is how we could possibly sneak back onto earth without NASA finding out. Then again, the greys were able to do it. So if they can do it, we can too.
>>5180818>Ah but that's what you think :^)Bold of you to assume I have the capacity for independent thought.
>>5180508By '2B body' means hyper-realistic right? Like warm soft feeling skin, artificial muscles for those delicious muscle contractions when moving, sex pheromones, self cleaning and lubricating vagina, mouth with taste buds and salivary glands, etc.. How do we even explain to the crew that those are necessary? "I just miss the company of another human body?" Remember the living onahole that was made for us? Why not make use of it and implant it into the gynoid? It will give us an excuse to give her a limited digestive system to have her at the dinner table with us unless we plan on feeding her semen intravaginally regularly.
>>5180831>self cleaning and lubricating vagina, mouth with taste buds and salivary glands, etc..We could hook up the Ultimate Sex toy we never used to her, it has USB support.
>>5180831Wait, you did say that great idea, brilliant minds think alike.
>>5180831Way to make it weird.
>>5180831Oh wait I thought of one, just say a gynoid needs to be ultrarealistic to get across the 'uncanny valley.' Say that it will be uncomfortably creepy for us if she weren't to that level of realism.I mean you'll be creeped out seeing a realistic android without a dick bulge, right? She needs the boobs and pussy or else it just won't feel right.
>>5180831Oh wait, I just thought of one. Just say (albeit truthfully) that she needs to be hyper realistic to get across the uncanny valley. Say that it is needed to not give us the creeps and the jeebies.I mean you'll be freaked out seeing a male synth without a dick bulge in his pants right? She needs the ass and pussy or else it won't feel right. Imagine knowing a hot girl born without a vagina, you'll have uncomfortable conflicting feelings inside while interacting with her. Social interactions with her will be more fluidly human and natural knowing that she 'can' be fucked, even if she won't allow it. It's just human instinct.
>>5180836>>5180837Fuuuuug I thought my post did not push through after 9 minutes of refreshing. Thought I could retype it.
>>5180839What in the actual fuck are you talking about? Not once have I ever thought when looking at some satanic robot with staring, lifeless eyes and a rigid plastic face, or a puppet with it's borderline caricature visage that a dick would make it okay.
>>5180841I was referencing the synthetic humans from Fallout 4, completely indistinguishable from a real human being. Now imagine seeing a real human dude without a dick. Creepy.
>>5180843So they look like a Ken doll, so what? Still not creepy. Weird? Yeah sure. Confusing, probably. Creepy is seeing a meth head on the end of a street. All emaciated and shit.
>>5180846https://youtu.be/LAn5Hwb7Y94?t=80It just does not feel right
>>5180848Still not creepy. Just strange.
>>5180849But strange enough that not giving SHODAN a vagina will feel strange
>>5180850No it's not you fucking sex fiend mong, Jesus.
>>5180852We want to interact with her like a real girl. Which is hard to do with a vaginaless one.
>>5180855Nigga how would you know? Ain't no one on here fucks.
>>5180864And I'm the president of Azerbaijan.
mxOnDK3+ anon, you need to get laid, man. or at the very least jack off before writing shit
>>5180381Javan slows down and peeks into each room as she passes, taking note of your crewmates along the way."Your crew isss... very diverssse, captain.""So's yours. I visited your home base, so i know. There's just straight up no data on a lot of the guys there.""Yessss. Many raccces from uncccivilized ssspace... are unwelcome in the wider community. They are "unproven" according to the councccil.""Unproven how?""They have not proven that they won't causssse trouble. That they are not violent. That their moralsss and culture are not incompatible with the wantsss and desssiresss of the councccil."You scoff."Hoo boy, there's gonna be trouble when they find out about us, then. My people aren't very good at taking "no" for an answer.""You would be wissse not to poke the ssslyvern'sss nessst. The ssscattered remnants of my people are living tessstament to that."You start to ask her about it, but she rushes ahead as soon as the weapons fab comes into view."Thisss isss... a cussstom desssign? It hasss been modified.""Hands off, lizard brain!" You hear Sanig yell from the hall.Javan looks over the rather sparse armor covering her limbs and torso. It consist of ceramic-coated metal plates backed by fabric, which slide over eachother to increase flexibility.The ceramic coating is chipped, burned and cracked here and there, and the metal plates themselves appear warped and dented. They're in pretty bad condition."Captain... if you don't mind?" She asks."No, go ahead." You offer.Javan carefully strips out of her armor, revealing her bare... scales. Her "breasts" don't have nipples, as you expected. They don't even entirely look like breasts, but rather a breast-shaped mound on her chest.They don't look bad or anything, but you're not sure how to feel about it. And of course, you're careful not to stare.Javan places her armor in the fab's magnetic field, and you grab the interface helmet for her.It takes her longer than you expected to finish the repairs, but she does eventually manage it. Her armor is back in decent condition, and she slips it back on while wagging the very tip of her tail happily."Thank you, Captain. Finding an unlocked fabricator isss quite rare, ssso maintaining our equipment isss difficult."Sanig walks in while looking down at a spreadsheet on his holopad."Kid, did you let that smoothbrain operate the nanofab? I said hands off!"You're kind of taken aback by his tone. As far as you know, he hasn't got any reason to hate Javan, so...?"What's the matter, Sanig? Why don't you want her using it?""Because she's a smoothbrain, moron. Using that neural interface places a lot of stress on the mind. Even for us, it takes a lot of practice to use it without hurting yourself or breaking something, understand?""Eh? She used it just fine, though. Little slow, maybe, but i didn't see any issues. And i didn't need any training, either. I just picked it up and used it."
>>5180985Heh, right lizards got smooth brains.QM? Did we share any earth songs with our crew mates yet? What did Davud share?https://youtu.be/CqnU_sJ8V-EAny Anons have any ideas for songs to share with the greater galactic community?
>>5181040fortunate son, obviously. it shall become out war cryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0XKhAHR5I
>>5180831>>5180833>>5180850jack off before you post, guys>>5180818>marinesSkinsuits for sure yeah. I'm not sure if I want to go full power armor for every grunt, (depends on power armor mass production, but since it's literally powered by antimatter I'd say no/only for SF) I'm a sucker for HALO so I think our armor cosmetics should be based on the ODST BDU, which in our quest would take the form of a vacuum rated bodysuit with body armor on it. >I think out in space or away from any massive planets they shouldn't have to suffer the same problems, so they may or may not actually do even better in space.I think hey would be subject to even worse g forces in space, but the deal here is that we have gravity manipulation tech. We decide whenever we want there to be gravity or not. Also, David has disabled the gravity field around himself to better feel for the ship (I think with Laggard's fight?) so if we can take it, a person specifically trained and equipped to do it would be very, very scary. >EVEI have no real replacement for that niche. My point is that I think we should be focusing on R&D more than operations at this point, and EVE people would fall into the category of operations right now. Homeworld folk would be pretty good actually, especially for drone mining but I view people from EVE now as risks. (even though I used to play EVE for a year lol)>hobbyists come with less strings attatchedYes, but if we do the R&D firm bit then we can just pay those strings away, so to speak. >sneak back onto earthI'm a little bit worried about this but if they Greys pulled it off then we should be able to as well. >>5180985reminds me Cochrane did we ever buy/install the radar module? might help us in this situation>>5181040maybe irish revolutionary songs? This is what I'm listening to right now though and it feels very space batte-y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFfybn_W8Ak
>>5181057Yes, you have radar and all your other upgrades installed at this point.
>>5180985>I just picked it up and used it.kek, they never catch a break.Everytime our crew begins to adjust to a certain dick size for mankind's prowess, David just increases it.
>>5181063So what's Sanig gonna say when we tell him that there's also plenty of wild animals on Earth that also have wrinkled brains.
>>5181279>tfw because Earth is such a hostile environment half of everything had to get smarter as well as strongerMan fuck that planet.
>>5181279wait until he learns about octopii and ravens
>>5181279I don't remember how long ago and the circumstances, but we did tell him that.He went something like>so you all just naturally evolved the pinnacle of grey bio-engineering? thats such bullshitWe kinda lost the window to retort that maybe the greys copied our genes in the first place. Because we did theorize that due to his appreciation of coffee.
>>5181285We just told him that Humans have wrinkled brains.We didn't say anything about Dolphins, Elephants, or Camels, to name a few.
>>5181057carpenter brut is fucking insane in a good way
d-don't all animals have wrinkles? IRL I meanoh shit koalas are smoothI know from my med books that there is a think called lisencefalia (we use Agiria more) https://imgur.com/a/0JcKwHGhere have a short read. Yeah, thanks hiromoot I am LOVING the rangeban
>>5181290My bad, went back to check, you're right.I probably confused part of the discussion we had after that and confused it with what QM said.Hype for Sanig's canon reaction then.In my defense that was 6 months ago....That was 6 months already, damn.Three more months and we hit a year boys.
>>5181302SIX MONTHS? FUCK OFF THERE IS NO WAY-oh god february is over
>>5181302I will bake boob cupcakes in celebration.
>>5181302Damn, i honestly didn't think it'd stay going this long, but it do.99% of quests die in the first thread or two after all.
>>5181383Thank you boss for keeping the quest alive despite life happening in your side. This is one of the most fun things I have these days. May the quest live for many half years more. Love you. No homo
>>5181383It's been a wild ride man.
>>5181418This is so fucking grimderpy. I love it.
>>5181417>Despite life happening on your sideOh man, you have no fucking idea. Most of it i keep quiet about, even in private, but the past two years have been a hell of a ride for me.If it ever gets to the point where i can't pay my bills and my internet gets shut off, i'll let you lads know.
>>5181418>this nigga's gun got THREE FUCKING TRIGGERS and one of them is poised to blow the fucking bayonet offWhat a wild fucking ride.
>>5181475now that you say that, the barrel of the grenade launcher is right behind the bayonet. dude won't have a nice day if he decides to fire a 'nade when the bayonet is attached
>>5181475>>5181477I think that launchers barrel is offset to the side.
>>5181537Couldn't be. Unless you want to make it a pain in the ass to operate with that grip/finger guard there. Don't even get me started on whatever that optic is. With a fucking whole ass handle in front of it. Because fuck seeing things right?
>>5181383Could David benifit from leaning the some martial arts developed by some space martial artists, or did David hardcap his unarmed skill? Is space kung fu not worth it because it doesn't mesh well with the human physic?
>>5181418>>5181423>>5181475That is just awkward.IF you are using it as a machinegun, trying to get to the nade launcher is a pain in the ass, and vice versa. Having the two separate, using the nade thrower as a pistol would be way better and allow for faster switching between machinegun fire and grenade fire.I am not even going into the whole bayonet and optics placement. I ignore their existence.As well as the improvised addon reactive armor/ grenade vest thing.
>>5181599Its funny. Its comically inefficient.
>>5181599It's a whole bunch of stuff that is independently cool. But when you mash it up all at once it comes off as confused and cluttered.I like the pinup on the gauntlet though. I can't quite tell but it looks to me like she's wearing a retro scifi space suit.
>>5181424Take good care of yourself for us boss. Hope you have a close bro or two to chat over drinks with if things get hard
>>5180985Sanig just stares at you like he wants to say something, but remains quiet. He turns off his holopad screen and pockets it, just so he can rub his face with both hands.With a deep sigh, he turns around and walks off."Er, alright. Well, sorry about that, Javan." You apologize."It isss no matter, captain. What he sssaid was true. I meditated for many monthsss to visssualize my ccceremonial armor, to the point that i could repair it at a whim.""Well, it looks good. You did well.""Thanksss."Javan slithers past with a slight smile on her face, moving to check out the rest of the ship some more."Sssomething sssmells... good."Javan stops just in front of the medbay door, which is currently a big, disgusting dodo nest.She looks around, her tongue flicking at the air in order to taste it. Probably best that you redirect her before she eats one of them whole."Kitchen's that way, miss.""Ah, yesss. Thank you. A bit of nutrient passste before the misssion perhapsss...""Nonsense! We have some leftover bread. I'll make you a bit of buttered toast as a snack before we head out.""Toassst?""Eh, you'll see. Hey, do you like jangerberries? I've got some sweet preserves in the fridge, too."...Javan seems fascinated as you slice her off a piece of bread, toast it and then slather it in fresh butter and preserves.You hand her the toast, and she tastes the air around it before coming to a conclusion."Sssweet and sssavory. I like it!"She bites into the toast, unhinging her jaw somewhat unnecessarily, you feel, and biting into it with her oversized fangs as if she were going to inject the toast with venom.With about half the slice of toast in her mouth at once, she begins chewing... and judging by the sounds she makes, really seems to enjoy it."Is it good?""Yesss... although i rarely eat fruitsss, thisss isss quite niccce...""Great! I don't recommend eating heavily before a mission, though.""That isss true. Very well, captain. Let'sss get ssstarted."With a grin, you make your way back to the cockpit, and Javan follows behind you.Although the cockpit is quite cramped, she still manages to slither her way in there with you, enough to watch the instruments and look out the windows, at least."Ssso thisss isss a grey ssship? How very advanccced. I don't recognizzze these inssstruments.""Hey, don't touch that, seriously." You warn. "That's the radar panel, and these are for the missile racks.""What'sss thisss above your head?" She wonders.
>>5181685Self destruckt button. hit it once or twice myself
>>5181685>What'sss thisss above your head?" She wonders.My sex ray vision goggles. Dont touch it, or I'll go on a sex rampage again.
>>5181685that's my tra-la-la. my ding-ding-dong, if you will
>>5181794You get called "dickhead" a lot?
>>5181797Growing right outa our forhead yep. WHATCHU LAUGHING AT MAGGOTS.
>>5181861>not a slyvern plushieQuaint.
>>5181861Oh shit I forgot we had those.
>>5181984Wait, was that something we did/decided on? I don't remember it at all.I am happy for the dice if it is though.
"Those? They're fuzzy dice. Both a good luck charm and a stylistic choice. I also have a hula girl glued to the instrument panel over there...""No, not that! Thisss, here." She says, pointing to a metal frame construction hanging over your chair.You flip a switch on your seat, causing the frame to swing down from overhead. It has two arms, each with a joystick for your hands. One controls the ship's movement, the other controls the 20mm autocannon, allowing you to aim and move independently. Your vision is covered by a glass panel with a holographic display, which indicates target position and lead based on distance, acceleration and other factors. The stochastics are all handled by SHODAN of course, to a great degree of accuracy.At the very least, your target lead indicator is something you can rely on. However, even if that fails for some reason, you insisted on a big fat crosshair being physically baked straight into the glass."These are the cannon controls. I hope we won't be needing them, but you never know.""It doesssn't ussse the cockpit'sss hologram projector?""No. If the cockpit glass shatters, i'd be blind. So this serves as a backup by having it's own independent projector.""If the cockpit glasss ssshattered, wouldn't you be dead?"In response to that, you pull your skinsuit's hood up and over your head. As the artificial fibers stiffen, they form a somewhat hardened shell over your head and the suit seals around your face.You can still see through the fabric somewhat as it's pores open slightly in front of your eyes, but breathing is still impossible, as you've basically got a plastic bag over your head.However, you then reach down next to your seat and hear a click as your emergency suit helmet frees itself from it's locked position. Slipping it over your head, you hear a hiss as it seals around your head and the oxygen cartridges built into it open up, flooding your helmet with breathable gas.The suit and the helmet work together, and as the helmet makes it's seal the suit uncovers your face, allowing you to see and breathe properly again."I sssee. But, what if the canopy cracksss sssuddenly, without warning? You'll be exxxposssed to the vacuum of ssspace before you have time to put your helmet on.""That's fine, for me anyways. It takes fifteen or twenty seconds for a human to pass out from vacuum exposure, and a couple of minutes to die even after that. If i can't get me helmet on within 20 seconds, there's still a chance for one of my crew to save me."Javan stares at you like you're crazy, and doesn't ask anything else. Instead, she sits a little further back and simply watches as you work.You remove your helmet and hood, then pop out the disposable oxygen cartridges and replace them with fresh ones before locking your helmet in it's appropriate place.With that done, you un-dock from Gron's ship and make your way towards the pirate vessel at minimum power.
>>5182170Oh you sweat innocent snake girl, beware, you are on the crazy train, we broke the rails to make mounting racks, and our mechanic is a short green woman masturbating in the captains bed. You may experience horny. This is normal.
Discussion of the hour: "Post songs you think will make aliens go Whoa"https://youtu.be/5he75Jftp1Y
>>5182183snakes don't sweet, retard
>>5182244Oh yeah, now we HAVE to tell Cylia that we did the Warthog run. And everything leading up to it of course.That or we could just say Master Chief was a famous Navy hero.
>>5182383She we worry her about the existence of the Flood? I doubt she'll appreciate the nightmares.
>>5182375snakes aren't supposed to have tits, be on space, or talk, yet here we are.
>>5182244I will post 4 and give my reasoning for each.www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXrpFxHfppIFirstly, I think 'In the court of the Crimson King' is one of the greatest albums ever made, and this song in particular is both great and encapsulates our fear, both in the cold war and today, of the fate we might meet with nukes.www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzSWjLh9cW8Secondly, this is part of the soundtrack of my favorite all time Star Trek episode, that somehow beats 'A Taste of Armageddon' and other good ones. I think the notes and the message of the episode gives a hopeful, almost naive, vision of what we could be if we set our differences aside and strive to evolve into something better. www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqL4n7SlDB8Thirdly, although not my favorite track, it's one of the best in the game I consider to be one of the GOATs. If I had to choose a singular game to show to an alien, it would be this one. I think it displays very nicely how humans are, our fears, both rational and irrational, and where do we think we're heading. This track both inspires awe and a sense of wonder.www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0WQOGVLLGwFinally, and I believe it doesn't really need to be said, the '4chan' le Jonny Rebel answer.These would be the songs I would choose to show to an alien, and if I can also deliever the contect of them also, all the better.
>>5182490I wonder if Shodan could reconstruct Deus Ex in hyperreal VR off of our memories
>>5182511I think it could be done, David is quite good with that neural interface and has good memory. Depending how much he played it, and SHODAN doing the brunt of the work, we could do it.I bet Sanig would love it.
>>5182540>David recreates Deus Ex from his memories of the game>"David, is this what your planet is like?">"More or less, yeah.">It consists entirely of the NSF Leader's dialogue tree and tazing random civilians to death
>>5182993kekHe approaches a random kid on the street>"There's a conspiracy of plutocrats against ordinary people"
>>5182244https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSORu0m6KpIyou can't just be in 2012 and not listen to this banger of a song
>>5182170"...Damn, you can't sssee a thing out here. The dust isss too thick.""That's good, it works to our advantage. As long as we're running cold, the only way anyone should see us is by looking out a window.""I ssstill can't believe your ssship isss ssso capable. The ambient temperature of thisss nebula isss quite high, but we've been running cold for over twenty minutesss already...""Well, it's not like we can do it indefinitely, but there should be enough water in the system to last a good long while.""Water? What doesss water have to do with it?""Hold that thought. We're getting pretty close to the subspace distortion now.""Yesss. But without a clear view, how are we to ssstrike?""Heh. That's where this baby comes in."Flipping a switch on your seat, you activate the newly installed radar suite. There's a lot of dust and even small stones out here, but at this range it should be alright.You hear a low hum as the active radar dome comes to life, scanning a swath of space in front of you. What's returned is displayed as blips on your canopy's holographic display, with both size and range estimates.Unfortunately your screen is almost entirely covered by small stones and an all-over dull glow from the gas, rather than what you're looking for."SHODAN. All objects under ten feet, if you would.""Affirmative, Captain.""Isss that your ssship's AI?""Yep. She's a member of the crew too, so treat her well."SHODAN gets to work, quickly filtering out all objects too small to be a ship of any kind. Your screen quickly clears up, leaving only a few floating metal scraps and the ship you were looking for."There she is... about a hundred feet in length, if i had to guess? Small crew, just like ours. They won't even know what hit 'em.""What isss thisss?" Javan wonders. "I have never ssseen sssuch an odd ssscanning tool before. It pierccces the dussst asss if it were never there.""It's called radar. Real popular back home, even though it can be a little... hit or miss, sometimes.""He means to say that it's an incredibly crude and inaccurate system, despite it's remarkable capabilities.""Yeah, that.""Ssso then, they are unaware of usss. How ssshall we deal with them?">Easy. We make a spacewalk, bust open their front door and start taking hostages.>Since we've got all the time in the world... why not disable their engines from the outside? Take the sonicator and do a little snip snip, you know?>We could just hail them with their exact co-ordinates and threaten to blow them to kingdom come if they don't surrender. Probably make them shit themselves.>Write-In?
>>5183178>Easy. We make a spacewalk, bust open their front door and start taking hostages.>Write-In?When they're alerted of our forceful entry, have SHODAN broadcast a call through their PA systems connected to the speaker of our power armor."Do not attempt to flee, fight or call for help, I'm already on the ship. I wont kill anyone, but the second you send a distress signal everyone's life on this vessel is forfeited. Have a nice day."Then proceed to kool-aid man your way through a wall so everyone can hear.
>>5183178>Since we've got all the time in the world... why not disable their engines from the outside? Take the sonicator and do a little snip snip, you know?
>>5183178>>Since we've got all the time in the world... why not disable their engines from the outside? Take the sonicator and do a little snip snip, you know?Disable any chance of their communication working first. They likely aren't using it and won't notice it's borked before we snip the thrusters. We have no need for this specific ship regardless. Busting the door may result in them thrusting fast to their frens, resulting in a bigger shitshow.
>>5182383Mucho appreciate someone getting the branch right.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHpG1BNznog
>>5183178>>Since we've got all the time in the world... why not disable their engines from the outside? Take the sonicator and do a little snip snip, you know?
>>5183240>Mucho appreciate someone getting the branch right.If only because I find the hypothetical scenario of a marine calling Chief a "swabbie" and then getting turned into a red mist so goddamn funny.
>>5183178>>Since we've got all the time in the world... why not disable their engines from the outside? Take the sonicator and do a little snip snip, you know?Snabbety snib, we own yer shib :-DD
>>5183178Just had an idea. A diver propulsion vehicle in SPAAAAACE. Or alternatively, a space motorbike.
>>5183504How about a jetpack?
>>5182490>>www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzSWjLh9cW8DON'T RAINBOW READ ME NIGGA
>>5183558how about an electron beam?
Today, this day, four years ago, Billy Herrington left us.What a great man we lost that day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTkEt3YmmmUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIl39HdaXD0Sleep tight, Aniki.
>>5183684Good night sweet prince
>>5183504A WARP CAPABLE Space Motorcycle. No shutters, no shielding.
>>5183934>warp demons try to attack him as he rides past>literally just fucking punches them in the head
>>5183934Arguably better than a dumb space scooter.
>>5183962Is that not just Jaghatai Khan?
>>5183992The third best primarch? Good thing to emulate.
>>5183178You take a second to think over your options."Mmm... Since we've got all the time in the world... why not disable their engines from the outside? Take the sonicator and do a little snip snip, you know?""Sssnip sssnip?""Snibidy snab.""...What?""Come on, let's get you suited up! We have some material in stock, so between me and SHODAN i don't think it'll take too long. I'll need to scan you for the exact sizing, though.""What?"Ignoring her confusion, you drag her along to the workshop and get started by taking her sizes using a laser scanner. Working in tandem, you and SHODAN quickly design a skinsuit of the appropriate size for her.There's a bunch of skinsuit material already pre-printed for quick usage, so the fab doesn't take long stitching them together at the molecular level to create a full suit. It does use quite a bit of the stock however, since her body is quite... long."Here!" You shout, tossing her a helmet and an oxygen bottle."What are we going to do?" She asks, still seeming genuinely confused."I told you, didn't i? We're gonna disable their engines. Easiest way to do that is cut the power conduits, so we can repair it afterwards. Free ship!""Wait, you mean... we're going outssside?!""Yeah? How do you think we're supposed to cut the lines without going out there?""Do you have sssome sssort of vehicle? I did not sssee a carrier bay.""Javan, think about this carefully. Why do you think i'm giving you a suit and an oxygen bottle?""...No. No way, you can't be ssseriousss."You chuckle as you toss her something else."Here, take this too.""...What isss thisss? A backpack?""It's an RCS pack. It full of monopropellant and a big fat battery. Plug it into your suit and it'll keep you warm while we're out there. It shouldn't be an issue, but watch your fuel levels just in case. That joystick controls your thrusters... and those triggers control the up and down. Twist left and right to turn.""You're crazy." She spits."Yeah, i get that a lot. Now get that helmet on, we need to get going before they decide to leave.""No way. Are you kidding me? You want me to perform a ssspacccewalk without ssso much asss a tether, or even a proper ssspacccesssuit?""Hey, i'm not forcing you. Gron was the one who said you weren't gonna be dead weight."She seems taken aback at first. But that quickly turns to indignation, and then frustration. She stutters as she tries to come up with something to say, but eventually just gives up and pulls the helmet over her head."Thisss isss bullssshit..." She mumbles.After making sure you, Javan and Cylia are properly prepared, you head down to the airlock and go through the depressurization cycle.It's still an odd sensation, the fibers of your suit over-tightening themselves to create more of a hard shell around your entire body. And yet, movement isn't difficult as the fibers automatically relax around your joints as you move.
>>5184257>"Thisss isss bullssshit..." She mumbles.Sounds like a Marine. . .
>>5184257>"Thisss isss bullssshit..." She mumbles.Maybe we and the lizard people aren't so different, after all.
>>5184257>Confused snake girl gets strapped with local human>Heres coverage to the destruction that follows.
>>5183558For when the jetpack needs an extra boost. A lot of boost
>>5184257You feel the weight of your ship's artificial gravity lift, leaving you attached to the floor by little more than the magnets in your boots.Then you disable those as well, only holding on to the airlock's exit by your own two hands. And then you jump, drifting slowly towards the enemy ship.You wave your arms in small circles to simulate a reaction wheel, correcting the slight rotation you had upon jumping.As soon as you're satisfied that you aren't spinning out of control, you look back at Javan, who seems to have jumped not long after you did. She's not doing well.Her whole body is writhing here and there as she tumbles, trying desperately to even up. However, her wild movements are doing little to steady her.["Calm down, Javan. Make small movements."] You radio to her.["Easssy for you to sssay!"] She hisses. ["How are you holding ssso ssstill?!"]["Because i'm making small movements. Look, just... coil your tail up tight. Treat it like a solid mass for now, alright?"]You can hear her grunting over the radio as she does what you asked. She sounds uncomfortable as she pulls her body in, causing her spinning to speed up rapidly.["Alright, good. Now, i know you're dizzy, but try to focus. You need to hit the "stabilize" button on your RCS pack. It's just below the joystick."]She does as she's told again, and you see her rotation begin to slow rapidly, until finally she's fixed in position.["I feel like i'm going to puke..."] She whines.["I wouldn't recommend it. Seriously, it could stick to your face and suffocate or blind you. Y'know, unless you swallow it."]["Thanksss..."]["Alright. Now that your rotation is fixed, your thrusters will rotate rather than translate. Try and face towards me."]["What doesss that mean...?"]As she asks that, she touches the joystick and ends up causing herself to spin again. You hear her grunt as she lets go of the joystick and the pack automatically slows her down again.["Geeze, i didn't think you'd have this hard of a time with it. Come on, Javan! Small movements! SMALL! MOVEMENTS!"]["Yesss... captain..."] She murmurs, sounding ill.This time she barely touches the stick, and slowly manages to figure out her rotation. Finally, she manages to face you.["There you go, good job. Your drift is a little off, but i think you're fine. We should reach the target in about two minutes, so just stay calm, don't move and try to focus on a fixed point until then."]["Yesss, captain..."]After about two minutes of floating across the void from your ship to the enemy's, you land with your feet against their hull as if it were the most natural thing in the world.Javan on the other hand, practically glues herself to the hull of the ship as soon as she touches it. She's literally hugging it, and you can hear her panting heavily over the radio.["M-Made it..."] She whispers to herself. ["Good job keeping it together, miss. Now come on, we've got a job to do."]
>>5185495["Never again... Never.] She whispers between gasps of air.You check her fuel level on your holopad and find that she's still used less than a fifth so far, despite all that fooling around. She should be fine.Moving on, you start walking along the outer hull towards the engines at the back of the ship.Along the way, you see that the ship has several portholes for viewing, and you could quite possibly get a look at the crew inside if you wanted.However, there's also the potential that they could see you, too.Looking behind you, you see that Javan is slowly and carefully making her way towards you as well."Walking" for her is a bit more awkward considering her lower body. She has magnets embedded into her suit that allow her to stick to the surface.If you get found out, it could possibly cause issues...You're sure you'd be fine on your own, but Javan can just barely hold it together while floating free in a vacuum.Still, getting info on the enemy is pretty important. It might be worth the risk.Or maybe you could figure out a way to look without being seen? Hmm.>Don't look through the windows, it's not worth them knowing you're there.>Go for it, they probably won't see you. Who just stares out into space all the time?>Try to be sneaky about it somehow? (Write-In only)
>>5185498>Try to be sneaky about it somehow? (Write-In only)Do we have a holopad or space phone on us? Does it have a camera, or did we mod it to have one? Theres less for someone to immediately see if we use our space phone's camera to look inside. Unless the camera is in the fucking center of the thing.
>>5185498>Don't look through the windows, it's not worth them knowing you're there.Engines first
>>5185518You have your holopad, and it does in fact have a camera.
>>5185498>Try to be sneaky about it somehow? (Write-In only)we have a detachable shodan port in our helmet or tablet that can project and record information. we could try to detach it and use it to look through the window
>>5185521I should probably note, your holopad is just a little metal bar that fits into your pocket. The "screen" is entirely holographic.
>>5185526Where on the bar is the camera located? In the middle? On a corner?
>>5185526then lets use that to take a quick look
>>5185498We DON'T carry a mirror on a stick? That should be remedied soon.
>>5185528In the middle.Generally you'd hold the bar from either side, so placing it on the end would mean covering it with your hands.
>>5185498>>Don't look through the windows, it's not worth them knowing you're there.
>>5185557from what it sounds, the holopad can act as a mirror on a stick. we just need the stick
>>5185590So attach it to the snek's tail? We can't beam the info from one to another so close to the ship though. We'd get caught by their sensors considering how close we are to their antenna... then again, they might think it's a fluke in the middle of all this EM
>>5185498>Don't look through the windows, it's not worth them knowing you're thereWe have a job to do. Engines first
>>5185498>>5185525Yes, support.Lets scout first with the small cameras, and when clear we go for the engines.
>>5185616>So attach it to the snek's tail? that's....a good idea actually. if her tail is thin enough, it could work>We can't beam the info from one to another so close to the ship though. We'd get caught by their sensors considering how close we are to their antenna... then again, they might think it's a fluke in the middle of all this EMwe could try to set it to record or to transmit to the holopad instead
>>5185498>Don't look through the windows, it's not worth them knowing you're there.We could always just look through the portholes after we've disabled their engines
>>5185805If we catch them away from their bridge, we might be able to get away with more off the bat.
>>5185616>>5185634now hold on a second we might know snake tits were just a decoration but what about the snake pussy? that sounds incredibly indecent asking for her like that if her private parts are close to her tail
>>5186020Considering she wraps things with said tail, asking her to attach a small object to the end and dangle it over a window isn't particularly crazy
>>5186031>inb4 massive cultural aversion because ancient history
>>5186020thats retarded even for porn logic.
Damn it guys, we are with a JAVAN here. We have to be SNEAKY+1 to the mirror on a stick... hold on, what tools do we have at hand? I mean it. I know we have the sonicating pen, but what else?
>>5186073>a JAVANYo that's her name not her species.
>>5186257w-what was their name?
>>5185498>>Don't look through the windows, it's not worth them knowing you're there.Finish the job. Whoever's in there will be more manageable when their boat is immobilized.
>>5185498You could probably get away with sneaking a peek into the interior of the ship if you used your holopad as a spy camera.Since you're in space, it wouldn't be too hard to simply let the camera float across the window and have Javan catch it on the other side.There's plenty of space junk out here after all, so it's unlikely that they'd think anything was up...But that's all "if", "maybe", and "probably". It's not worth the risk, however small. Not until you get those engines cut.["Come on, Javan. This way."]While you slowly walk over to the engines, you spot Cylia making her way across the gap between ships on her own, carrying some equipment. The airlock was too small to fit all of you and the gear inside, so she had to go through her own airlock cycle.Fortunately, Cylia has far more control than Javan did, and makes the gap with no issues. She'll be right behind you, so you move ahead without her.["There are the engines. Regular, commercial ion thrusters."]["I'm not ssso sssure. Look at the particle gratesss. Thossse are aftermarket. It'sss been modified."]["Uh-huh. I'm sure it's the equivalent of putting a blower on your ford pinto. Doesn't matter either way, what we're looking for should be over here, according to Kyla."]You search around near the outer ring of the engine exhaust, looking for a specific kind of panel that's supposed to contain all the electrical connections... and you find it, you think.The panel off with a pair of thumb screw and a latch, and after getting it off you just toss it, letting it float away into the void.Inside there are no visible electronics.... but a lot of wire connections. It's almost like a fuse box of some sort, but you don't have the tools to take anything apart non-destructively.["What do you know about ssstarssship wiring?"]["Not a damn thing."]["Ssso, which wires are we sssupposssed to cut?"]["Not a damn clue."Well, there's two ways you could go about this.>Try to cut all the wires cleanly with your sonicator for easier repair later>Plant explosives inside the panel and call it a day>Write-In?
>>5186407>Try to cut all the wires cleanly with your sonicator for easier repair laterWe'll hit something important at some point.
>>5186407>Try to cut all the wires cleanly with your sonicator for easier repair laterGrab and yank up all the wires into a bundle and cut them all at the same time.
>>5186441These are really thick wires. Think more along the lines of elevator cable.
>>5186442What if all three of us cut them at the same time.Or thermite. Not much of a kaboom for extra sneaky beaky.
>>5186407>Try to cut all the wires cleanly with your sonicator for easier repair laterdon't forget to take a picture so we know how to rewire the thing properly.>>5186448that's what option A is
>>5186407>Try to cut all the wires cleanly with your sonicator for easier repair later
>>5186407>>Try to cut all the wires cleanly with your sonicator for easier repair later
>>5186407>>Write-In?>Look for more panelsYou heard me right, we might find more panels or pieces of stuff that look important.Alternatively, I wonder what can we break in this ion thruster... some magnets? I mean, yes I don't want david close to the butt end of the ship
Alright lads, roll me 1d100, best of three.DC: 40
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>5186765check 'em
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>5186765
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>5186765>>5186771nah check THIS