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50332 No. 50332 ID: d6af4f

It's time again for a fresh thread.

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No. 68089 ID: ec06d0

>>68038
How can you talk about Warp Drives and not mention Dark Energy?
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No. 68105 ID: 5d98c3

>>68089
Dark Energy? How would making MORE SPACE make space travel faster? I could understand a Dark Matter drive, but seriously, DARK ENERGY? What tommyrot.
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No. 68112 ID: f2c20c

Warp drives use NEGATIVE energy, not Dark Energy.
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No. 68133 ID: 5d98c3

No no NO. It's not negative energy, or negative anything! That's a Mass Effect Drive! A warp drive uses gravity to collapse space in front of the ship.

...I have spent way too long studying theoretical starship technologies.
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No. 68137 ID: f2c20c

>>68133
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/negativeenergy/negativeenergy.htm
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No. 68139 ID: dfdb3e

The clasic Alcubierre drive requires both compression AND expansion of space. That means dragging around both a significant positive mass AND negative mass, hence requiring generation of a large amount of negative energy as well as positive. Dark Energy has a negative pressure, but not necessarily a negative energy density (with current evidence pointing to it having a positive energy density).
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No. 68146 ID: 5d98c3

>>68139
Really? I suppose then that I'd best stick to the ole' exotic matter stabilized wormhole idea then.

Ysabel, how delicious are those berries?
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No. 68293 ID: c4e5c2
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68293

>Ben how many ladies have you seduced with that beard?
More than I could shake a stick at!

>Is there anything that makes you giddy and actually happy instead of a grump?
The advance of science, some proof we're on our way back to what we once were, despite ill founded ethics.

>How else could the human race be the first in the galaxy to invent Warp if intelligent life is so common?
Hmph, were you expecting the neumono or yich eater just as likely to invent it?

>Process of making jetalium was probably unethical
It was initially an accident, would you believe it! It's some sort of alloy between flesh and metal and probably all sorts of exotic material components. What I'd like to know is what they were purposefully trying to do before jetalium just happened! It was almost certainly the very textbook definition of unethical, which is why jetalium research is all but banned. Terrible! Now we have access to those regenerating fuzzball neumono that were practically made for jetalium crafting, and we still won't research it.
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No. 68295 ID: d6ef5d

Oh gods. Thanks a lot, Ben. Now instead of me having nightmares about Polo finding Frankenstein stitched together 4-armed superneumono in the salikai caves, I'm going to be worrying about liquid metal death robot neumono.

Now stop whining about the state of bio-mechanics tech, and get back to the problem of designing a ship or drive than can escape the asteroid! Could someone please pass the CAI arms a whip to crack? Rokoa left one lying in Kappi's room, I think.
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No. 68296 ID: f2c20c

>>68293
It isn't unethical if you have willing volunteers. Or flesh donors, I guess?

Wait, I know what they were researching. Full-body conversion to robot without amputation. Or something relating to artificial limbs, anyway. I mean, think about it. Jetalium is the PERFECT material for an artificial limb!
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No. 68309 ID: 44cc74

ladies of quest: favorite underwear? 83c
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No. 68311 ID: ec06d0

>>68296
>It isn't unethical if you have willing volunteers
The folk who convicted Armin Meiwes disagree.
Come on, animal testing is controversial, and you think people are going to sit by while a scientist goes Mengele on some volunteers?
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No. 68313 ID: fe53d4

>>68311
So, what about experimenting on your own tissue? Like, just taking a tissue cutter and using it to take a sample from yourself(from somewhere no one will notice) and using that? Would that count as unethical?
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No. 68316 ID: 78c6ea

>>68313

It would work if he had tissue to spare like those blasted walking bacon factories they call Neumono.
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No. 68321 ID: f2c20c

>>68311
That was murder and cannibalism, not likely-painful experimentation on a regenerating subject.
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No. 68328 ID: 12e869

>>68316
>walking bacon factories
I'm sure having small bits of yourself cooked for you is the premise of some Neumono high-gourmet restaurant.
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No. 68331 ID: beeca1

Probably the ears. I'm sure all the classy neumono walk around with no ears because they had them fileted. Or however you prepare the ears.
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No. 68362 ID: b33427

>>68293
Then better get crackin' on a way off the asteroid so you can track down a genuine neumono science hive to work with on your highly unethical and borderline illegal jetalium rediscovery research. From what I gather, science hives are ready and willing to do all manner of highly questionable and unethical things to themselves and others FOR SCIENCE! They'd be perfect for this.
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No. 68367 ID: 25312f
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68367

>>68309
Umm... Oh, my. Why would you go and ask a girl about her knickers? That’s completely inappropriate.

But... umm... if you must know... I prefer cotton briefs. Practical, comfortable... WHY AM I EVEN TELLING YOU THIS?
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No. 68368 ID: 10165a

>>68367

Well now you need to show us as definitive proof.
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No. 68384 ID: 57a559

Sika, girl, so, are into sadism by chance? Like whipping a sub or somesuch? Cutting, biting, etc.? What's your orientation by the way?
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No. 68420 ID: ec06d0

>>68321
Assisted suicide is murder now? Also meat is meat, the only truthful reason you would send someone to prison for eating a certain non-endangered animal is because you're a religious nut.
Also you must be an idiot if you think anyone is going to believe you down playing experiments that have been admitted to be unethical by a mad scientist.
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No. 68421 ID: 78c6ea

>>68367

> knickers

You sure you aren't 65?
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No. 68422 ID: d6ef5d

>>68421
Cut her some slack with her vocabulary. She's english, and she was raised by her grandmother.
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No. 68425 ID: 593f45
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68425

>into sadism by chance?

I am a tiny little kobold and a girl. Tiny kobold girl. How would I ever hurt anyone? You're so mean.
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No. 68428 ID: d6ef5d

>>68425
By getting people to underestimate you, of course.
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No. 68430 ID: 78c6ea

>>68425

> "how"
> not "why"
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No. 68431 ID: 57a559

>>68425
Sure, are you a dom or a sub then? There's no shame in sadism. I'm just curious. I mean, if a kobold you like was into masochism, would you like that? And stop playing innocent, we know you like the thought of sinking a daggar into a catgirl prisoner thanks to that smile, what was that about?

Also, you never said what orientation you were into. What ARE your preferences? Race, gender, size (height, weight, tit size, dong size, etc.)
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No. 68436 ID: c5e94a

>>68425
>How would I ever hurt anyone?

Well, once you've got them tied up...
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No. 68440 ID: 593f45
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68440

>>68431
Why do you have to be all creepy? Why's it your business anyway?

What's up with every question being weird as hell anyway? Eating people, underwear, tying people up and whipping them.

It's like some kind of freaky goblin orgy or something.
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No. 68441 ID: 76b151

I'm fairly certain Dirtbag IS a goblin.
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No. 68444 ID: 5d98c3

>>68440
No worries, Dirtbag's a dirtbag.

Watch out for LawyerDog though...
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No. 68445 ID: 78c6ea

>>68440

That's dirtbaggery, not creepy! You want creepy, this is creepy.

Hello small frail kobold. You look much like a child. Let me come closer to you. Oh don't worry I wouldn't ever hurt you. I just want to love you. Where do you live? Would you like to meet in person? I know of just the spot, very secluded. I WANT TO EAT YOUR FLESH

Get your insults right next time! Captain Teemo, signing out!
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No. 68451 ID: 57a559

>>68440
Just breaking the ice here. I'm asking questions and I'm curious, you know? Get to know you a bit better, make better suggestions in your quest along to your interest, etc.

Everything's our business. We can get you what you want.
So, what are you into? Okay, maybe it doesn't have to be sexual. Just give me your hobbies, interests, ambitions, etc. And if you want to throw out the sexy information too, alls well that ends well. I mean, why hide it? It's just to get to know you better, nothing more. Maybe laugh about it. But we can all laugh together.

We know Jehral, Rynh, Thodren, but you're a mystery.
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No. 68455 ID: 593f45
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68455

I'm Jehral's older sister, by six months even. Second of that batch. Jehral's second of his batch and we have three other sisters and a brother. Well, still at home. We have I think eight other siblings that are grown, so we're pretty much a traditional kobold family.
Fourteen kids total.

Jehrals's bigger than me, but whatever. I did better in school. I can stand on a chair, he can't make his brain less dumb, so I still win.

I just wanted to go see what all the fuss was about adventuring stuff and now that everything is exploding, I guess it's pretty fun. Besides, you can't do anything with one kobold. Who's going to hold the other end of the rope? Who's going to hold the spiky thing while you trip the person? Who's going to act as bait?

As for what I find attractive, I don't know. There's never any kobolds around that aren't my brothers, but I've been around humans all the time, so I suppose they're not gross or anything, but they're all smooth and pink and have those big, smooshed in faces that look all weird, like those little dogs that snort all the time. I don't know.
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No. 68493 ID: 450660

>>68455
You are most definitely my favorite cutebold now.
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No. 68515 ID: 67bfa9
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68515

>You declared a war on the entire human species
the Solars initiated this war by decimating one of our colonies.

>Did they try Joke Warfare?
I assure you, the Solars take war very seriously

>Man, don't you Astranian's have Xenologists?
>I mean the real deal, dudes who study different species like how anthropologist pinkies do with different cultures within their own people.
>Sure, war time makes unbiased, good study difficult, but there must be SOME research going on. Good research too, with facts,
>the kind you doctors would like. Tell me Fuze you at least respect some good, documented, truthful research?
Our research on Solar biology is rather lacking, biology in general outside of medical practice receives very little in the way of military funding.
as for Solar culture it's proven simple and crude, and in many cases repulsive, I have little interest in it.

>Dr. Fuze, a less provocative question, while we have your attention?
> It's difficult not to be curious on the wide variety of subspecies that make up your race.
>Theories on the matter range from your race evolving on a massive archipeligo,
>to genetic engineering to adapt "base stock" ancestors to each planet that your people colonized before you developed FTL drive.
>As a doctor of the biological sciences, can you comment on this? Perhaps dispel the confusion?
I'm afraid I'm unable to comment on how exactly the subspecies came to be, however I can assure you, all Astranian races were once one, on the moons of our home world Astramar.

>According to official sources, they're earth animals, uplifted by magical precursor aliens at least one hundred years ago.
what ever "official sources" you claim to have, are sorely mistaken, genetic research has denied any biological connection to solar fauna.
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No. 68520 ID: 5d98c3

>>68515
Why was your colony in that location, how did it come to be there, what was the purpose of its' existence, was 1/10th of the population killed, how many people were there, are you sure the Gorn didn't destroy it thinking it was a staging point for an invasion, and how can you understand a culture if you don't examine it in depth?

I am aware you will answer none of these questions, being a member of a vicious species of barbaric space warlords who regularly commit heinous atrocities on noncombatants. See? Assumptions make an ass out of u and -mption.



Also, to anyone who feels the urge to answer, what is the finest form of hat?
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No. 68550 ID: 8b9215
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68550

>>68520
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No. 68551 ID: 78c6ea

>>68515

It's too bad you're so serious, otherwise you might not have missed the joke:

>>67778

At least one hundred years ago, Dr. Fuze was hereby owned in every way describable.
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No. 68586 ID: 593f45

Considerably less than 100 years ago, Captain Teemo was buttflustered that nobody got his terrible TVTropes in-joke.
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No. 68587 ID: d6ef5d

>>68586
Wait. Doesn't tvtropes having in-jokes that don't make sense outside of that context kind of run contrary to the principle of, yanno, universal tropes?

Obviously something has gone terribly wrong.
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No. 68589 ID: 593f45

>>68587
>TVTropes
>Something horribly wrong

Now you've got it.
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No. 68603 ID: 5d98c3

Lads, will you all get back on topic? This is a thread for asking questions, not bitchy inter-site sniping.

Anywho, Halaris, how dangerous do you consider rogue AIs?
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No. 68696 ID: 81cda3

Polo: Attraction between neumono seems to often involve admiration. Have you received any more romantic/sexual advances than you would have once expected, from among what circle there is that knows you're alive? And would you expect to get some pushy fans when it gets out to the public that your bucket remains unkicked? What kind of person would be your ideal partner, anyway? Same question for anyone who wants to answer, actually.

Also: are neumono paparazzi a thing?
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No. 68699 ID: d6ef5d

Rokoa: when'd you pick up the needle trick, anyways? I'd assumed it was post-Polo, part of your preparing yourself to be the best at the eventual rematch. Having a way to counter her edge of sensing you while being silent.
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No. 68711 ID: c4e5c2
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68711

>Have you received any more romantic/sexual advances than you would have once expected, from among what circle there is that knows you're alive?
There has been some more interest in me within my hive, yes. We are respectful of our own space, and it was perfectly understood that after the warship, knowing there was going to be another important mission down the line, I had little room in things like involved relationships let alone procreation.

>And would you expect to get some pushy fans when it gets out to the public that your bucket remains unkicked?
Normally I would have thought no, but seeing what I have of ultrahives, it is a possibility now that I live in one.

>What kind of person would be your ideal partner, anyway?
I do not know or think about that.
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No. 68712 ID: c4e5c2
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68712

Rokoa: when'd you pick up the needle trick, anyways? I'd assumed it was post-Polo, part of your preparing yourself to be the best at the eventual rematch. Having a way to counter her edge of sensing you while being silent.
Learned about it way before meeting Polo, even tried to pick it up right away. Don't know why I started, don't know why I stopped trying, but I don't think I had got it down. Then Polo showed me the benefits of shutting down that empathy, and gave me a damn good reason to pick it up again. So when I tried it again, it worked, all of a sudden. Like I always knew how it worked. Sounds fucked up, but I bet I just lost those memories along with a limb at some point. Didn't matter, I practiced till I could last at least a full minute.

Hivemate relations were ugly then. They didn't want me doing that shit by myself, but they hated when I did do it without a jammer. Started treating me like that alien concept of an insane uncle that makes everyone real uncomfortable, but still invites him to the family reunions out of obligations. Yeah, I didn't like going against my hive, but that move has got me, and mates, out of some tight situations. Worth it, easy.
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No. 68715 ID: f2c20c

>>68713
Not the right thread.
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No. 68716 ID: b53faa

>>68715
righto, deleted then!
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No. 68722 ID: d6ef5d

Poor popular Polo. A terrible thing to happen to a ghost.

>>68712
While we're on the subject of silence, how could you tell Red's wasn't real?
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No. 68723 ID: 57a559

>>68712
Yeah but there's always relatives and kids that love that uncle for being his crazy self. Do you have that at all back home, with at least one person?
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No. 68724 ID: 81cda3

>>68712
But that's... weird. Why would you gain a skill after losing a limb? Maybe the neural tissue was making it hard to focus on the right path before you lost it, or maybe that small dose of nanobots you got that one time cleared something out to make you easier to control and left you with some more efficiency in the brain while you were at it. Maybe Polo eating your leg gave you two some two-way cosmic neumono magic ansible connection and you gained some mental empathy tricksiness while she got anger issues. The dream you shared did seem strangely lucid compared to what Polo had said it would be like.

>>68711
>seeing what I have of ultrahives, it is a possibility now that I live in one
Will there be parties? Fancy media parties and cinema premieres and exclusive night clubs with big bouncers and art shows and fundraisers and red carpets lined with people while journalists ask questions and take photos and fashion e-magazines and tabloid news and suits and pretty dresses?

Will you wear pretty dresses, Polo??
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No. 68726 ID: d6ef5d

>>68724
She's not suggesting the amputation gave her the skill. She's suggesting she had already figured the skill out at some point, but then forgot about it due to having a piece of her (distributed) brain lopped off.

>pretty dresses
...so help me, I really want to see high class gala Polo now.
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No. 68728 ID: c4e5c2
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68728

>While we're on the subject of silence, how could you tell Red's wasn't real?
Lucky guess. Never saw one before that, but I know those bioarmors existed. Figured I'd run into one of those before Polo.

>Yeah but there's always relatives and kids that love that uncle for being his crazy self. Do you have that at all back home, with at least one person?
I am that person. Cept with a hive, there aren't many oddball kids who takes a liking to Rokoa. But usually we have a word for those crazy uncles. Rogues.

>Why would you gain a skill after losing a limb?
Next person has the right idea, I forgot I figured it out at some point. Plain memory loss via a torn off limb is the probable cause, but I'd be a fool to think it's impossible that there might not be some other mindfuck going on given the whole, you know, nature of the needle trick.
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No. 68729 ID: c4e5c2
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68729

>Will there be parties? Will you wear pretty dresses, Polo??
Not if I can help it.
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No. 68730 ID: d6ef5d

>>68729
Oh c'mon. We'll find you a dress you can hide a gun under. Being secretly deadly in plain sight is totally part of being a ghost.

And you're going to have to attend the opening of you movie, eventually. Not that it's even in the works yet from your perspective, or that action movie premiers are particularly high class. :V
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No. 68731 ID: 81cda3

>>68729

But parties, Polo! There'll be cake! And ice cream! And a band, playing music, and all the boys will want to dance with you!! You'll get makeup from proper makeup artists and a dress from a real fashion designer for rich people and you'll be so beautiful, Polo!!!

And the people who make cereal or sports drinks or night vision goggles will want your name on their brand and you'll get contracts and sponsors and people asking you what shampoo you use and native rights activists and invitations to shooting clubs and you'll have a bunch of money so you can buy a big house in the country with a view of the sea and have all your friends over and own lots of guns and a personal shooting range and a fancy car and get yourself a pony, Polo!! Two ponies!!!!

Or if ponies aren't your thing you can bring Three Stripes to live with you and you can find him a girlfriend and they can have babies and when people come to visit you can sit on his back with his family around you and you can say Yes I live here with a bunch of the single species specifically evolved to eat mine it is no big deal, and your visitors will be like damn, son and you will be a role model, Polo, and everyone will love you.
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No. 68733 ID: d6ef5d

>and all the boys (and some of the girls) will want to dance with you!!
>be like damn, son girl
fixed that for you.
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No. 68735 ID: f2c20c

>>68729
I've never seen a Neumono in a dress, come to think of it. Do any Neumono wear them?
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No. 68737 ID: de32da

>>68735

Jessica during the fancy bar episode wore a dress.
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No. 68740 ID: c4e5c2
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68740

>>68735
Yes.
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No. 68747 ID: de32da

>>68740

So are you the nicest dressed Neumono on the Asteroid or just a contender for it?
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No. 68750 ID: 25312f
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68750

>>68368
What? No, no I couldn't!

>>68421
How rude!

You know, I'm really starting to wonder if you voices in my head really have my best interests at heart! First you want to see my knickers, and then you suggest that I'm old! I'll have you know that I'm 18.

>>68422
If Gran hadn't raised me to be a lady, I'd tell you to bugger off. But she did, so I won't.
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No. 68770 ID: c4e5c2
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68770

>So are you the nicest dressed Neumono on the Asteroid or just a contender for it?
I might be! But a lot of those people in sector 2 are honestly all prim and proper, and probably have the money to spend on hand laced suits of the highest quality and shit like that. My other competition is all pirates, bounty hunters and nasty criminals. There'd be something really wrong if I was dressed worse then them.
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No. 68772 ID: 450660

>>68712

You're still my favorite crazy uncle (and a total badass).

>>68740
>>68770

I'd vote for you. You looked damn good in that dress. Damn good.
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No. 68774 ID: 9ddf68

If sector 2 has all the rich people in it how the hell is it still standing? I would have thought that ever bandit group, gang, and maybe even some of the larger hitters like the Zuzu family would have taken it down at some point. How is it still standing, is it because they also have some heavy tech under there belt and can keep all the bandits away or is it because they just use there money to buy some really strong muscle or something else along those lines?
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No. 68818 ID: f2c20c

Kevros, Hans: Hey, a sequel happened. How do you feel about that?
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No. 68819 ID: d6ef5d

>>68818
Pixel Adventure 1 heroes: the sequel takes place 500 years in the future. And heck your game lasted until the heat death of the universe. So I assume you all kicked the bucket in one way or another and ended up in Lizbeth's soul collection.

So how'd you all die? (Well, we know old age got Kev, and boredom did Liz in).
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No. 68820 ID: bf0685

>>68770
pah I bet they don't even hold a candle to you.

also yeah sector 2 seems like a goldmine waiting to explode, personally I'm guessing they raise a private army?
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No. 68824 ID: c4e5c2
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68824

>If sector 2 has all the rich people in it how the hell is it still standing?
The majority of their wealth is in two different things. A standing army, and shitty novelty wealth, the latter which they think is actually valuable on a place like the asteroid, hence bolstering the first to make sure it's worth it for no one to try to steal. And you know the type of thing I mean by novelty wealthy. Name brand designer wardrobes, antiques, that kinds of stuff. They protect it like it's still got a market value according to a high class society just as much as their munitions and valuable materials. Without a way off the asteroid, there's no point for some pirate crew to take some 100 year old painting made by a dead guy with a fancy name. The only purchasers for that stuff here is sector two, so destroying and looting sector two would involve ruining the only way it would be worth it! Kind of funny.

There are thieves that go in independantly that try to steal off specific things and that is a big issue for sector two, but they are pretty safe from other factions from just wiping them off the map over a single night.

>I'd vote for you. You looked damn good in that dress. Damn good.
>pah I bet they don't even hold a candle to you.
Thanks, but it's not like I'd enter a beauty contest anyway.
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No. 68825 ID: bf0685

>>68824
you should, I'm sure we'd all vote for you, and itcher should, won't you itcher? WONT YOU?
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No. 68827 ID: de32da

>>68825

It is at this point where I am wondering if Jess has attempted to seduce Itcher off-screen.
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No. 68832 ID: cda42c

>>68824

An interesting question is raised.

To all neumono (or whichever one wants to answer): of all of you that we've seen, who most closely matches the "standard" neumono media ideal of physical attractiveness? And if empathy is a big factor, who among you has the most "base" empathic appeal, leaving aside modifiers from hive attunement and such?
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No. 68843 ID: a00410
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68843

>>68832
This should be interesting. Most of the Neumono to our eyes just kind of look generically cute. Humans and most other non-neumono species would probably have the issue of they all look alike. (Not a slight on them, humans probably look alike to neumono). Though the broad range in height and color do tend to counter act this.

Now neumono as said being cute (by human standard) have probably gathered some degree of Xeno-romantic interest. It still leave no clear idea for an outsider what they see as attractive though. So while Jess, I think you are a pretty lady, the main difference with you and other neumono in our eyes is a combination of familiarity and personality. Yes I think Jess is cuter than say Rakoa (scary and overly large) but Kappi is very attracted to her. On that note I'm not sure that I would consider Polo that attractive (On the how attractive I would find a Neumono Scale) I love the character, but on looks; she has a hard mean hungry look. Kind of sallow and very small. She also about the smallest busted female we have seen. And the species seems to average in the epic boobs range by human standards. But maybe Rokoa's size, or Polo's lean and hungry look are major physical attracters. Or dose it lean more toward Jess average size softer features and very nice curves.

Clues have indicated the Physical appearance is not completely irrelevant in their attraction.

Sorry that is just about the least flattering Polo pic.
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No. 68844 ID: a00410

>>68843
Okay, now I am officially shallow and a touch chauvinistic. My apologies the the feelings of the fictional female character for buying into a rating scale.

But if the question doesn't offend they rest of us dogs are probably drooling to hear the answer.

A least its not a poop question. I still can't believe those came up.
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No. 68847 ID: d6ef5d

Um. Yeah, I have to say, I'm not really interested in asking characters to try and evaluate or justify their own level of attractiveness. Or trying to establish the neumono "scale" of prettiness. I'm not sure why'd you expect them to have any more a consistent metric than we do.

And while I'm sure physical stuff plays a role, you gotta remember this is a species with mind reading. They can feel what others think of and feel about them and sense what they're like on a fundamental level. That colors perception a hell lot.

And then there's meta-pressure on the selection process too, with hives selecting for certain qualities and pushing certain people to hook up.

Although I suppose for anyone growing up in a jammer city the experience might be more what we're used to.
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No. 68850 ID: bf0685

>>68847 >>68843
uhhh itcher cleared some aspects up in one of the asteroid quests (I think not long before asteroid pubcrawl) & basically noted that cross-species relations can & do happen, tho there can be a basis of choice & local views, like if theres plenty of humans a human will have more chance of say dating another human but in say an asteroid outpost then it can be anything, and with the iews, some places have the whole strict "having relations with an alien is wrong!" view
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No. 68859 ID: b3ca75
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>Kevros, Hans: Hey, a sequel happened. How do you feel about that?
To be honest, darling, I’m kind of disappointed, ja?
I send is this fabulous script called Pixel adventure 2: The wrath of Hans but they chose to ignore me!
Completely unfabulous, ja? Those darlings didn’t even hire me to help with the special effect either!
Those bite of the head and eat it scenes looks completely faked and unfabulous, ja? If I was there I would show those darling how you really bite someone head off…

>How’d you all die?
Apparently building a swimming pool and filling it with the blood of your enemies might not have been the most fabulous idea I ever had. Blood is quite a bit harder to swim in than water, ja?

[Kevros is unable to answer any questions at this moment because he is currently on the set of Pixel Adventure 2]
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No. 68860 ID: b3ca75
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[Gravens soul has successfully been summoned!]
Why yes, dragging someone from the netherworld to answer a few questions is clearly a good idea.

>Pixel Adventure 1 heroes: the sequel takes place 500 years in the future.
What? That would have been impossible. I, myself, lived to the age of 742 and I never heard of any sequel. Why they even would do a sequel to that train wreck is beyond me.

>How’d you all die?
I was consumed alive by some pizza elementals when we accidently broke down the barrier between the dimensions. In retrospect loading a canon with enough magic to theoretically kill the gods so we should consume their corpses might not have been one of our best ideas.
As for the rest… let’s see… Kevros, Olof and Maggwen died of old age, Sonya got her head cut off by some black clad cultist, Helga was hanged for some theft and Hans apparently drowned in his pool or something. Can I go back to my eternal slumber now or do you guys want to keep me in this hell to ask a few more petty questions? Maybe I should do a little dance in my suffering for your amusement?
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No. 68863 ID: d6ef5d

>I, myself, lived to the age of 742 and I never heard of any sequel.
Well, it's possible you just weren't anywhere close to where the events of the sequel took place (it is a big planet after all! Or universe. After all, we've got no hard proof this is actually taking place on the same planet). That, or the limited secondhand historical information we've been able to dig up so far in the new setting got their dates wrong.

>dance
You're a little short on legs for that.

>summoning me up to this hell
Hey, don't think of it as violating your eternal rest, think of it as one group of bodiless spirits dropping by to say hi to another.
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No. 68867 ID: 78c6ea

>>68843

Oh come on, nobody cares about bust size. This is the future. We've gotten past such petty desires!

Those tiny ears though Polo, I just dunno... have you considered ear enlargement surgery?
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No. 68875 ID: c4e5c2
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>Those tiny ears though Polo, I just dunno... have you considered ear enlargement surgery?
No. I have come closer to getting ear reduction surgery, i.e., cutting them right off. The less hearing capacity for having small ears is not good, but what is even worse is having long, weighty, grabbable appendages trailing my head. I do not know how people like Rokoa like having ears that size. They are heavy, and about as tactically advantageous as having large breasts. I honestly am somewhat surprised Rokoa didn't cut them off for our duel. Both parts of the anatomy, I mean. Both sets of these fat containers are only good if faced with a long period of little or no food.

>Or if ponies aren't your thing you can bring Three Stripes to live with you and you can find him a girlfriend and they can have babies and when people come to visit you can sit on his back with his family around you and you can say Yes I live here with a bunch of the single species specifically evolved to eat mine it is no big deal, and your visitors will be like damn, son and you will be a role model, Polo, and everyone will love you.
I will consider this in what will feel like a lifetime from now.
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No. 68876 ID: c4e5c2
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>To all neumono (or whichever one wants to answer): of all of you that we've seen, who most closely matches the "standard" neumono media ideal of physical attractiveness? And if empathy is a big factor, who among you has the most "base" empathic appeal, leaving aside modifiers from hive attunement and such?

Okay, uh, for hives, it's a complete cointoss. It kind of works out since their ideal standard just so happens to be their own physical standards, it's convenient like that.

For rogues, empathy isn't as important since it's kind of hard to bond anyway except when it... isn't. I mean, a rogue will probably latch on to anyone they can actually form a bond with at all, like me to Rokoa, but otherwise it would be similar to someone in a completely jammed city. And then, well, I guess there aren't any surprises, typically we like girls with motherly attributes, evolutionary attraction and all. Physically fit is important for both genders, to look like they can hold their own, but maybe that's sort of gone by the wayside? I don't know, it's kind of a cointoss if a neumono would find Rokoa or Jess to be more physically appealing.

Now, empathy still has some important, just not as much as in a hive, to rogues and jammer raised people outside of a jammer, but that really depends. Of course we'd like people constantly in a good and favorable mood, but someone who emanates intense happiness might not be as good if it's fragile, too, as in, if they're easily brought to be in a bad mood. Also, some neumono don't like to have personalities 'forced' on them, so an 'ideal' empathy signature might be happy with subattributes of being strong, stable, but not forceful. But then, some people might like a forceful mood on them to help them let their own empathy go by the wayside, and some might not want a 'stable' empathy because, well, someone who is constantly happy might get on the nerves.
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No. 68887 ID: 2f4b71

>>68875
With all these analogies, I must wonder...
Are there 'support garments' for overly large Neumono ears?
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No. 68890 ID: 001618

since we seem to be on the topic of what is and isn't attractive for different species what's concerned attractive for the other races as well and I mean all of them. Miklik, Yich eater, Heef, Belenosain, salikai, and maybe humans as well if what is and isn't attractive has changed enough to be weird to us. I'm asking this to however wants to answer it
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No. 68894 ID: d6ef5d

>>68875
I think we both know if Rokoa actually thought amputation would have brought her victory, she would have ripped the parts off with bare hands.

You're just enjoying a nice little violent fantasy. :V

...and for what it's worth, Pilon claims his oversized ears are good for stopping bullets.

>>68887
Sure! Karri wore straps on hers.
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No. 68895 ID: 5bf190

To Asteroidverse folks: What's the attitude towards clones, in general? And for each species, if there's significant differences.

Are clones considered full independent people with complete rights? Is there clone slavery? Are there people who have clones instead of children? Are there morally impaired people who make clones and experiment on them or harvest them for organs or do brain transplants or such? If someone is cloned without their knowledge, and finds out, do they typically act as if they had a child they didn't know about, a long-lost sibling, or do they generally not care that much?

Actually, this is interesting, so let's open the field to people from other sci-fi settings.
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No. 68905 ID: b33427

>>68875
Kinda makes me wonder why neumono military forces haven't adopted the practice of removing their troop's ears and capping the wounds so they don't grow back. It'd make sense to remove an appendage that could be grabbed or caught in something, especially if it'd improve hearing. Maybe even do the same to their tails as well.

Hey, you could start a trend of ear-less military neumono once you come "back from the dead." You'd have enough of a reputation that the army would listen to you on that matter. It'd at least make armor helmets a lot less complicated to accommodate all the different ear sizes.
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No. 68906 ID: 735f4f

Has to be some evolutionary reason for the big ears. Maybe they use them to battle for mates and such.
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No. 68912 ID: 5bf190

Maybe ears are a race thing? The difference between small ears/large ears/squared ears/round ears might have some sort of traditional value.
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No. 68915 ID: d6ef5d

Well there do seem to be two "styles" of ears (flat and squared off, and round and poofy. I shall dub thee... flap-ears and sock-ears). And both come in a variety of sizes, though the flaps definitely trend smaller than socks.

It's probably just one of those funny binary genetic choices.
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No. 68934 ID: b3ca75
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> Well, it's possible you just weren't anywhere close to where the events of the sequel took place.
Last time you were active you changed the world quite radically so I don’t think being on another continent would stop me from hearing about it. It’s more likely that you have been misinformed about how much time has passed.
> Hey, don't think of it as violating your eternal rest, think of it as one group of bodiless spirits dropping by to say hi to another.
You remind me of that annoying neighbor I once had. He kept borrowing my wands without ever returning them and never wanted to leave when he came to visit. Luckily his home “accidently” became a crater after a while.
>dance? You're a little short on legs for that.
If I wasn't a little short on arms I would show you a nice hand gesture.
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No. 68936 ID: d6ef5d

Maaan, you know, you were a lot less bitter the last time you died.

Whatever, head back down and go back to spirit-spooning Mags for all eternity. If you ever decide you'd rather be more active in your retirement, we're always recruiting here at the voices of the many (here, have a card). And as a former member yourself, the readmission process is a cinch.
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No. 68938 ID: 9ddf68

Hey since the only one around longer then you is Lizbeth how and what was she doing the last time you saw her and what was the last thing you heard involving her?
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No. 68947 ID: b3ca75
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>Hey since the only one around longer then you is Lizbeth how and what was she doing the last time you saw her and what was the last thing you heard involving her?
She was trying to make a spell that would hasten the reincarnation process of a soul so it would only take 500 years for it to be reborn instead for a few thousands. Of course, she failed and accidently cast herself into an endless slumber instead. That’s why you don’t do magic without protection, kids.
>If you ever decide you'd rather be more active in your retirement, we're always recruiting.
The short answer is no. The long answer is noooooooooooooooooo!
>Maaan, you know, you were a lot less bitter the last time you died.
Well, last time I died I wasn’t forcefully pulled into an agonizing existence away from my sweet maggy in the middle of a pe- I mean socializing.
>Whatever, head back down and go back to spirit-spooning Mags for all eternity.
Yes… spooning… that’s exactly what I was doing…
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No. 68968 ID: c4e5c2
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>Are there 'support garments' for overly large Neumono ears?
The only things in wide use are either ear armor, or a simple strap to lock them together. The latter helps in that it keeps it closer to a single spot that has to be grabbed, and it is harder for the ears to get in front of the head. For instance, facing the enemy, leaping backwards. Unstrapped ears may be left to drift forward and each be open for a grab, strapped ears will only push lightly into the back, still well away from a charging opponent.

>To Asteroidverse folks: What's the attitude towards clones, in general? And for each species, if there's significant differences.
Cloning is legally done with permission. They are given as many rights to anyone else in their position, but their 'position' may be handed to them. For instance, there are cloned soldiers, and they are not typically given much of a chance to say otherwise. But other than that, that clone soldier has just as many rights and priveleges as any other soldier who willingly enlisted. Typically it is only humans and belenos that are cloned, not because they are the most simple, but simply because they've been the ones subject to the most research.

Criminal organizations have done cloning, no doubt with less than ethical treatment, but it is harder to speak of general treatment on that note.

>If someone is cloned without their knowledge, and finds out, do they typically act as if they had a child they didn't know about, a long-lost sibling, or do they generally not care that much?
From what I have heard, it is just weird. It is not that they 'don't care', but they don't suddenly feel an instant bonding with someone they never met that is just like them. There have been narcissistic people who will meet their clones and proceed to highly flatter each other, along with people blaming everything from practical jokes to felonys on 'their evildoing clone.' This is the exception, and cloning is not so widespread, and most clones are done on only one person for one purpose. In other words, recreational cloning is generally not allowed.

>Kinda makes me wonder why neumono military forces haven't adopted the practice of removing their troop's ears and capping the wounds so they don't grow back. It'd make sense to remove an appendage that could be grabbed or caught in something, especially if it'd improve hearing.
It wouldn't improve hearing. That is the downside of shortening the ears, it impairs hearing. It would worth it if the person had particularly long ears already, or if they were regularly in melee combat. Most fights are with firearms, in which hearing is more important than grappling defense.

Ear armor is still complex, but most have shuttersystems so that armor plates can be extended or brought back. There is not a one-size-fits-all for that, but engineers have gotten it to one size fits several, and ear pieces can be swapped and exchanged to different helmets of similar models.

>Has to be some evolutionary reason for the big ears. Maybe they use them to battle for mates and such.
Some find them attractive, but trying to battle with them would look and be stupid. They are used to detect wildlife that can kill neumono, and to offer a food source in times of starvation. Normally creatures would store their fat in more balanced areas such as the belly, but the difference with neumono is that it is not just survival of the fittest individual, it is survival of a hive. A neumono can cut off their ears to feed a hivemate. Cutting off a slab of thigh or stomach is not as readily done. In fact, the ear's connective tissue is weak just a bit below the base. If it's pulled on hard enough, it will likely rip cleanly off at that fracture line sooner than the base of the ear. That is still iffy, and most just use a knife.

>Maybe ears are a race thing?
It's lost its meaning after the races got together far more from alien contact. More aquatic friendly and temperate climate neumono tend to have the flat ears, while cold climate and underground ones tend to have rounded ears.
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No. 68974 ID: 57a559

>>68968
Well that explains why Pilon gets so much action, and why the ladies like to chew on his ears. They must be naturally tasty!

Pilon, have you occasionally diced up parts of your ears in spices or fried them? Ever get a little experimental with them? Like dip them in olive oil, sprinkle a bunch of kosher salt not only for salting but also texture, then grill them?
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No. 68978 ID: d6ef5d

What kind of clones are we talking anyways? Same genetics, but starting over as an infant? The aged up rapidly to catch up to the original variety? Memory copied over or no?

What about neumono attitudes towards cloning? I mean, the practice is anything but practical, but you're possibly the only species with a 'natural' way to do it. All you need is a knife, time, and sufficient medical care. That's a lot lower bar to clear, technologically, than anyone else.
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No. 68982 ID: 1f8505

This thread is beyond a thousand posts now.

Time for a new ITQ thread?
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