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Gaige ([personal profile] kickeminthepistons) wrote in [community profile] thisavrou2017-06-30 09:23 pm

- VIDEO - set in a dark little workshop -

So, for those of you who have been living under a rock, the Ingress is down for maintenance. [She pauses for effect, but not dramatic effect. In fact, just in case anyone is in doubt about how underwhelmed she is, she adds a sarcastic,] Ohhh noooooo.

[But she knocks it off a moment later.] Which... kinda makes me wonder why there's only one Ingress? I mean, this is what technology does. The motherboard fries, the battery dies, the motor overloads and catches the engine compartment on fire, it goes obsolete because the manufacturer decided to remove headphone jacks -- that's the circle of life. Or should I say... circuit of life?

[There's a notification sound from her TAB. She picks it up, and scowls a little at what she sees.]

... aw, c'mon, my pun wasn't that bad.

[She huffs and sets it back down.] AN-y-way, maybe this is the perfect time to roll out something to replace it? Something, let's say... personal?

Y'see, I've already been reverse engineering Hyperion's digistruction tech, and -- [she says with increasing enthusiasm] -- it took a lot of time to get the atomic reconstruction matrix right, but now that it's stopped turning my hats into jello, I think it's juuuust about ready to scale up, and start warping living things from place to place.

Lemme show you! Imagine that this is you. [She sets a toy robot down in front of the camera.] And imagine that table over there is the other planet! All we have to do is digistruct you down like so...

[She holds a device over the doll. It appears to scan it, and then disintegrate it down into blocks of light. A mildly terrifying thought, maybe.]

[Gaige picks up the TAB and moves it over to the far table.]
Then, we have a second digistructor which beams all your data over to the destination, and -- voila!

[She presses a button, and the robot reappears, as if it were being reassembled out of the blocks of light. However, there's a small problem: It's not on the table. Instead, it's about five feet to the left, sticking halfway into the wall. Its feet dangle down helplessly.]

... okay. Maybe it still has a few bugs to work out before we start using it on living things. Just-- give me a few hours to redo the calibration--

[And the camera's off again.]
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[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-07-01 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
[So Zer0, right. Over the past liiiiike month or so, he's been pretty scarce around Vault house for a few reasons that he hasn't mentioned like. At all. That's how Zer0 rolls or something. He's popped in today, though, knocking lightly on Gaige's door before peeking in-

and immediately seeing the little doll sticking out of the wall.]

...Nailed it.

[Gaige you little mad scientist, you.]
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[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-07-01 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
[Zer0's just gonna step his butt into the room here don't mind him.]

No, probably not. / Seems you've been keeping busy, / Have things been quiet?
gh0stamidstthec0mbat: (s0 have a haiku)

July 4th more like July TORGUETH i tried

[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-07-05 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[We don't know if he's a human pool noodle he could be an alien pool noodle or a robot pool noodle IT IS A MYSTERY

And yyyyeahhh Zer0 doesn't know anything about robots that aren't robots or AIs or whatever. Unless Sideswipe counts. He probably doesn't though he's basically a giant 16 year old. Artificial life he mmmmight? have a better idea about. Look he's been getting into some pretty fucked up shit lately.]

Keeping out of it / Might be the wise thing to do. / Nothing's as it seems.

...Laser chainsaws?

[Like where can he get one]
gh0stamidstthec0mbat: (ah yes dick j0kes)

[good thank you]

[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-07-07 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[That's cool and all, and Zer0's gonna let you finish, but first Zer0's gonna hold a hand up all wait a minute]

Let's go back to the sword made of bullets.
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[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-07-30 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[Zer0 crosses his arms, shaking his head slightly with a :3 popping up from his faceplate. lol dude]

I was just kidding. / Was it not that obvious? / I should work on that.
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[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-08-01 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
Before Pandora, / My life was a lot different. / I am... adapting.

[Sure he murdered people basically all the time but now he's actually having fun doing it with some buddies. Times change bro]
gh0stamidstthec0mbat: (tee hee)

[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-08-01 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure, something like that. / Only there were more murders, / Mostly boring ones.
gh0stamidstthec0mbat: (:))

[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-08-02 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, and it segues / To my ventriloquist act. / I'm quite good at it.
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[personal profile] gh0stamidstthec0mbat 2017-08-04 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
A great performer / Never reveals their secrets. / Perhaps someday, though.
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[personal profile] warandpeace 2017-07-02 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
There's only one Ingress because they mass murdered everyone else that created their own Ingress and maintain control over their single one.

[You're welcome.]

[Even though, that.... doesn't seem to turn out as well as she intended.]
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[personal profile] warandpeace 2017-07-05 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
It's access to the Ingress itself that is an issue for them. For whatever reasons, whether it's that they feel no one else can handle the technology or they want to maintain a monopoly they maintain a scorched Earth policy.

[They disposed of a lot of bodies in an Ingress research facility, and that had stuck with him.]

But if you can find a workaround without using the actual Ingress? That might be preferable. And hopefully pretty reliable.

[He's behind the idea so long as it doesn't set off the government's security protocols.]
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[personal profile] warandpeace 2017-07-05 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm behind the idea. I say go for it.

I remember the Ingress was said to be... I think it was "living energy". It corrupted the last person that figured it out, badly. So better to dodge that course anyway.

[Honestly, he wonders if there are similarly corrupted Savrii.]

Either way, you have my support. I can't offer more than seeking out contacts, but I do support it.
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[personal profile] warandpeace 2017-07-08 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
I saw no solid definition given for it, but I've vaguely assumed it to mean either that it's somewhat sentient or it needs to consume and spread.

Someone capable of detecting 'magic' said she identified some from it, and scientists have found other quantifiable traits. But that's all I know so far.
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[personal profile] sketchycharacter 2017-07-04 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I have no idea how that works, but if you think it might help, bring it to the techs working on the problem. I really don't wanna die because the planet froze over.
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[personal profile] sketchycharacter 2017-07-08 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
[He really, really doesn't want to imagine that.]

Just like that, huh. Real easy.
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[personal profile] sketchycharacter 2017-08-01 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yeaaaaah...most things don't do so well with that.

Your world must be an interesting place.
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[personal profile] sketchycharacter 2017-08-01 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
People always turn a blind eye to political corruption, far as I can tell.

[Not that he's much better, being pretty apolitical himself.]

Like the box?
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[personal profile] sketchycharacter 2017-08-04 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
I've been in some places like that. Looking for vaults, too.
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[personal profile] sketchycharacter 2017-08-05 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
I guess that's one word for it.

[Treasure hunter/professional thief is what he'd call it, but 'vault hunter' sounds close enough.]

I don't think so? Why, how many kinds are there?