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The Alliance's roleplaying OOC channel. Bridged to #lakuna on irc.darkmyst.org.
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:09 PM
TODO: Flesh out the setting enough to make it suitable for RP use 😛
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KaliFyre 22-May-16 09:09 PM
Haha, yep.
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:09 PM
@Yoshiman400 Any chance you might be able to help with said fleshing-out and also other Safirian things? 😛
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Yoshiman400 22-May-16 09:11 PM
Carl: How can you have a different nick in different servers
Is it just something like this?
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:11 PM
@Yoshiman400 /nick Insert Nick Here
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Yoshiman400 22-May-16 09:11 PM
Doesn't work for me
I don't have permission
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:12 PM
Try now
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KaliFyre 22-May-16 09:12 PM
Change Nickname perms is for user, manage is for everyone.
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:12 PM
Yeah, I forgot to check a box
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:23 PM
@Yoshiman400 Forgot your super-awesome nick idea? 😛
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Yoshiman400 22-May-16 09:27 PM
It does work
I was just curious to see how you could do it
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Vāstra II 22-May-16 09:28 PM
Ah
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KaliFyre 23-May-16 08:22 PM
Random Safirian surname please.
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Yoshiman400 18-Aug-16 08:58 PM
I have n idea XD
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Vāstra II 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
Oh?
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Yoshiman400 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
NVM
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Vāstra II 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
:/
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Yoshiman400 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
I was reading something from a while ago XD
I forgot Vàstra II: @Yoshiman400 Forgot your super-awesome nick idea? 😛 dated to May
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Vāstra II 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
Well, do you have a super-awesome nick idea? 😛
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Yoshiman400 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
No XD
Sowwy
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Vāstra II 18-Aug-16 09:01 PM
Aw
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KaliFyre 16-Oct-17 11:41 PM
Is it fine if I rp a Wyrmfolk here? It would be Galactic Itavr Assembly, so same tech level and such rather than the Itavr Empire which is in VR cryostasis. XD (edited)
I think tha GIA are allies of the Safir Alliance anyway.
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:42 PM
Sure. Just make sure you can fit through a ~3 x ~2 m double door opening. 😛
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KaliFyre 16-Oct-17 11:42 PM
Itavr are only about 6ft now. (edited)
Similar gravity to Earth, so similar size.
Yay, physics!
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:43 PM
Daia's gravity is 91.8% of Earth's
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Blade Skydancer 16-Oct-17 11:44 PM
I'm playing a horse-sized dragon so...
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Yoshiman400 16-Oct-17 11:44 PM
*insert jokes about Earth people being all floaty*
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KaliFyre 16-Oct-17 11:44 PM
XD
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Yoshiman400 16-Oct-17 11:44 PM
*and vice versa of course with Earth-faring safir*
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:45 PM
Lol
@Blade Skydancer Sure you're not playing 100 dragon-sized horses? <w<
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KaliFyre 16-Oct-17 11:45 PM
Probably won't RP today, I'm preparing for a Stellaris stream, because damn if I don't get it working today!
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:45 PM
Aw
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Blade Skydancer 16-Oct-17 11:45 PM
Given how big most people make their dragons, that'd be insane.
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:45 PM
Daian dragons may or may not be the size of blue whales. >v> (edited)
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Yoshiman400 16-Oct-17 11:45 PM
@Vāstra II You're not immune >w>
Yeah XD
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:46 PM
<v<
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Yoshiman400 16-Oct-17 11:46 PM
Then again you're not always immune either Blade. :D
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KaliFyre 16-Oct-17 11:47 PM
TBH, Wyrms grow to the size of a blue whale after 100 years and kinda stop there.
It's a reverse exponential growth too, first 20 years or so are 80% of the growth.
This, of course being related to the dragons of Itavr (aka Itavrnai II) in the Galactic Itavr Assembly. (edited)
Speaking of, I need to make a Stellaris system initialiser for the GIA.
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Blade Skydancer 17-Oct-17 01:34 AM
Oh right, would probably help if I posted this...
That's him in center frame, with his twin sister half out of frame.
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Vāstra II 17-Oct-17 01:36 AM
Nice
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Vāstra II 17-Oct-17 02:32 AM
@Blade Skydancer I can't think of anything else to add at the moment
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Blade Skydancer 17-Oct-17 02:36 AM
If you have any characters, now would be a good time to intro them and go talk to the dragon.
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Vāstra II 17-Oct-17 02:55 AM
OK
Tomorrow, though; I'm falling out 😪
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Blade Skydancer 17-Oct-17 02:59 AM
Alrighty.
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Blade Skydancer 17-Oct-17 11:19 PM
So if anyone has anyone that wants to meet a dragon...
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Vāstra II 17-Oct-17 11:20 PM
I can't think of anyone to bring in, unfortunately
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KaliFyre 18-Oct-17 06:34 AM
My laptops dead so RPing is out of the question for me right now. 😦
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Vāstra II 18-Oct-17 07:38 AM
:(
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Blade Skydancer 23-Oct-17 06:38 PM
>.>
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Vāstra II 23-Oct-17 06:38 PM
I still can't think of anything to add to the scene. :(
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Blade Skydancer 23-Oct-17 06:43 PM
Well, then, you're useless. :P
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Vāstra II 23-Oct-17 06:58 PM
😦
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Blade Skydancer 23-Oct-17 07:59 PM
pokes @Yoshiman400
Not even my man Digi, huh? Well, I feel loved.
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Yoshiman400 23-Oct-17 07:59 PM
Yeeeeeeees?
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Vāstra II 23-Oct-17 07:59 PM
😭
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Yoshiman400 23-Oct-17 07:59 PM
Halian is not useless o.o
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Blade Skydancer 23-Oct-17 08:01 PM
1: is a joke.
2: he's kinda' useless at throwing a random floozy at an apparent tourist.
:P
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Vāstra II 23-Oct-17 08:02 PM
😐
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Vāstra II 20-Nov-17 02:04 AM
Random character ideas of the whenever: a male praying mantis, a male 17-year cicada, and twin dark-skinned long-haired female Megarhyssa atrata taurs all living together.
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Vāstra II 22-Nov-17 11:00 PM
@Blade Skydancer The problem with throwing a random at your character is that I'm not exactly sure how to have them act around him, since his species is relatively unknown in Aňira (edited)
Help? .-. (edited)
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Blade Skydancer 22-Nov-17 11:01 PM
Then treat him like a newcomer.
Because he is. :P That's the point.
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Vāstra II 22-Nov-17 11:01 PM
Ah
First, BRB
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Yoshiman400 22-Nov-17 11:01 PM
Heh
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Blade Skydancer 22-Nov-17 11:02 PM
He has literally been sent by his government to just live there and see what the culture's like.
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Vāstra II 23-Nov-17 12:48 AM
@Blade Skydancer Would it be better to pick this up tomorrow or Friday or Saturday or? I'm starting to have trouble seeing the words on the screen, so it's proly high time for me to go to bed :/
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Blade Skydancer 23-Nov-17 12:48 AM
Go bed then~
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Tatsu BOT 23-Nov-17 12:48 AM
🆙 | Blade Skydancer leveled up!
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Vāstra II 23-Nov-17 12:49 AM
Night
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Blade Skydancer 23-Nov-17 11:51 AM
Well, I'm up and going to be on my phone all day, but I'm here.
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Vāstra II 23-Nov-17 11:53 AM
👋🏻
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Blade Skydancer 23-Nov-17 11:54 AM
Which means it's your post. :P
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Blade Skydancer 23-Nov-17 12:59 PM
Poke @Vāstra II
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Vāstra II 23-Nov-17 01:02 PM
hands @Blade Skydancer one of everything on his family's appetizer table. Except the meatballs (of which there's two) and nuts (a handful).
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Blade Skydancer 23-Nov-17 01:47 PM
Enteryain me, damn it. :P
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Vāstra II 23-Nov-17 02:45 PM
is too pissed off at his mom yelling at him every five minutes over things that he had no way of knowing without being a literal fucking telepath to entertain anybody.
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Vāstra II 23-Nov-17 06:18 PM
H'm… what do next…
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Blade Skydancer 23-Nov-17 06:38 PM
Good question.
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Vāstra II 09-Feb-18 08:09 PM
We need to RP more here sometime.
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KaliFyre 09-Feb-18 08:20 PM
Yeah
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Vāstra II 13-Mar-18 04:38 AM
@here Would anyone be up for RP sometime today (EDT)?
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KaliFyre 13-Mar-18 04:38 AM
Later tonight EDT? (edited)
Hopefully I'm awake and feeling better, but I'll try.
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Vāstra II 13-Mar-18 04:39 AM
thumbs_up_safir
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Vāstra II 06-Apr-18 07:06 AM
Characters idea: Two trees that have grown together, inhabited by a brother and sister pair of dryads who innately know each other's thoughts.
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KaliFyre 06-Apr-18 07:22 AM
Ooh!
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Vāstra II 06-Apr-18 07:36 AM
grin_safir
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Vāstra II 08-Apr-18 03:40 PM
Hmm… should play but don't know what or where
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Vāstra II 16-Jul-18 08:17 PM
@here RP, anyone? (edited)
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Vāstra II 16-Jul-18 08:54 PM
Anyone? 😦
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 03:46 PM
@Jeylien Is the RP you had in mind NSFW or?
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 03:49 PM
That would mostly depend on how other people wanted it. My guys are inherently naughty, but that can mostly be kept under wraps and/or between them if necessary. Well, Jeremy will swear and be inappropriate but if firmly told that’s unacceptable from the start, he can adapt and be professional when he wants and as necessary.
Xzenor is more reserved naturally anyways, so he’s easier to make SFW if necessary. I wouldn’t bother with any more than just them at this point.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 03:51 PM
Then if you want to start, go ahead, and I'll respond later (hopefully not “later™”, but no guarantees; thankfully, Discord is asynchronous)
#rp
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 03:58 PM
Sure thing! I’ll try and write something up tonight to set the stage / let people know what I’m proposing. I’m moving kinda slow today / it’s a lazy chillax day for me so might be a little while before that’s done.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 03:59 PM
thumbs_up_safir
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 08:16 PM
@Jeylien would you be able to provide sketches of your characters here? (also start the RP?)
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 08:44 PM
Yes, I’ll provide the same old sketches I always do lol. (And I’m happy to make new ones if people want. I’m sure I WILL make more sketches, illustrating rp stuffs 😉)
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 08:46 PM
Huh!
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 08:48 PM
Here’s Jeremy.
(The glasses are AR glasses, not needed for vision correction.)
Xzenor a.k.a Zi, at different ages. Obviously we’ll just be using adult here.
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 08:49 PM
Okay, what species is Jeremy?
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 08:49 PM
Jeremy and Zi are both human. In fact they’re biologically related — not quite clones, but more similar than typical brothers or father/son (so more than 50% but less than 100% shared DNA code; they probably differ a lot in epigenetic expression though, which is why they don’t look and act more similar)
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 08:51 PM
So what's with the big tail and ears?
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 08:53 PM
Oh hai @Yoshiman400
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 08:53 PM
Oh hai
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 08:56 PM
Jer is just weird. It’s just his thing. He’s kindof... a psychopath, honestly. He was used and abused his whole life and so combined with inherent/natural psyche grew him into a sociopath with a weird tiger persona; if pressed too hard he’s been known to snap and go into a psychotic berserker beast-mode. Normally he’s reasonable enough though, or even professional and calm and a strong, secure presence.
Here’s a good body sketch of Zi, if you want to compare with Jer.
If you guys really want, I can also bring in FemJer, which is just an additional female body Jeremy can use when not using his male avatar. (Jer’s mind was uploaded to A.I. a while back, but he was always a really physical kind of guy so even if his mind or soul if you will is technically housed by a room-sized supercomputer, he maintains both male and female form biological avatars. If necessary to have the psi powers, I can ignore that here though, handwave it out and say transfer to new universe moved soul/mind back into the body or something. It’s all negotiable 🙂)
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:04 PM
So Jeremy just wears the ears and tail to be goofy?
And huh
Those are some good sketches (edited)
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:13 PM
HAHA oh gawd no— he’s not at all a goofy sort, he’s a very serious kinda guy. Very serious. It’s just his thing, it’s part of his persona, he considers the nekogear as much a part of himself as an arm or leg (and they’re hooked into his nervous system so he does actually get physical sensation from them and would experience phantom limb syndrome if they were removed). Note: the ears are designed to look kinda like costume cat ears, but they actually are specially-engineered chemoreceptors ie they function like a nose, enhance sense of smell rather than hearing. So Jer can smell pheromones and stuff like animals do. And the tail is prehensile and potentially erogenous.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:15 PM
notes that kemonomimi are a thing in the Safir Alliance
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:16 PM
Hypothetical he could remove the nekogear, since they’re connected through his cyborg-like uplink ports, not merged with his skin or something, but he never does electively remove them. the razor/needle claw gloves he’ll take off, but never the ears or tail.
^ Yeah, Jer’s gunna love the kemonomimi, or at least, love the acceptance of such 😁 It exists in his homeworld too obviously, but is considered kinda freak subculture, like being a furry or someone who does bodymods is in our societies.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:19 PM
suddenly foxgirls by the dozen
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:21 PM
He’s had his nekogear (though less advanced, basic robotic forms; he updated/engineered them into the current biomechatronic/“bionic” form) since he was ~8yrs old, so that’s part of why he’s so attached to them and it’s such a part of his identity. He’s faced bullying and discrimination or even just teasing for it, his entire life. Most people would react by ditching the stuff, of course, but he’s always been kindof an Alpha-male personality so instead the ridicule just made him latch onto it even stronger and it just got internalized and fed into psychopathy.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:22 PM
seriously, so many floofy tails
>w<
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:22 PM
Lol yeah, Jer is gunna have fun, he’d be so into that. 😆👍
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:33 PM
Jeremy is actually a very brilliant/talented engineer (I’m not sure exactly which discipline, but I think something more like mechanical/computer engineering). He was something of a child prodigy, starting college-level studies age 14ish, completing university for engineering age 17-18ish. But he also has lived a very hard life: been abused in essentially all forms practically since birth, got dragged into sexwork starting in young childhood, used it in conjunction with his prodigious STEM skills to pay his own way through school/ support himself after his parents were killed when he was ~12 (spoiler: he killed them; long story but basically they were his first abusers so yah), continues that to the present. Because of this, he’s very blunt/forthright and can be very crude, can come across like a douchelord bully and easily mistaken for being much less intelligent than he actually is. He can when he chooses, be classy/sophisticated and professional, revealing that exceptional mind and high education, but he can just as easily slum it with the lowlife criminals... cuz he’s basically grown up in both spheres.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:34 PM
Interesting
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:34 PM
Oh god, this is amazing XD
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:34 PM
@Jeylien Are you going to start the RP off, or?
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:36 PM
Oh I was kinda hoping you could start, since idk where you want the ship to show up or what would happen when it does since this is your universe lol... but if you want me to start then I guess I could try, but might not get to it tonight (I gotta go soon to do some homework I’ve avoided all day 😖)
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:36 PM
I was hoping you'd start, since I have no idea how you wanted it to start 😖
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:37 PM
Ok then no prob! I’ll write up something after I finish my homework tonight or after class tomorrow. Sorry that means it won’t really happen right now though 😅
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:37 PM
Alright :/
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:38 PM
Understood
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:38 PM
I mean, I’m super eager and excited to get going, and even MORE psyched that you guys are into it too!!!!
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:38 PM
:D
Don't forget to consider us on IRC too 'w'
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:38 PM
(“us” in that statement being Alden)
@Jeylien write starter, then homework, then come back to RP? >w>
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:43 PM
(Yeah, I did mean that, albeit half by accident as I wasn't paying extreme attention to which server I was in 😛 ) (edited)
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 09:45 PM
Well tbh it’ll probably take me a while to think up a starter (I tend to get rather detailed, it’ll be more like a scene than a quick short paragraph cuz I’ll try to set the stage some), but I’ll try to get to it soon as I can, I promise!! 😁
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KaliFyre 22-Jul-18 09:48 PM
All this stuff is good, I'll have to bring in some wyrmfolk. XD
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:49 PM
ovo
@Yoshiman400 are you going to throw a character in or are you a fucking square in which case get out? grin_safir
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:50 PM
All I can think of is finding some way of using my pre-existing characters in one-shots and whatnot XP
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:51 PM
frown_safir
Roll a new character, it won't kill you (much) (edited)
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Shyriath 22-Jul-18 09:53 PM
_is so square, he's a cube. stick_out_tongue_safir_
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:54 PM
@Shyriath sob_safir
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 09:54 PM
*ba dum tssh*
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:56 PM
yes but are you a 4-corner simultaneous 4-day time cube in only 24-hour rotation
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Shyriath 22-Jul-18 09:57 PM
...this is not my server, so I cannot rightfully smack you for that reference.
Regardless. stick_out_tongue_safir
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 09:57 PM
Regardless grab a character and get in here frown_safir
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Shyriath 22-Jul-18 10:02 PM
At some point, maybe. For the time being, I shall maintain my current state of sitting in the seats, watching creepily and throwing the occasional peanut.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 10:06 PM
sob_safir
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 10:30 PM
(Sorry for disappearing, I had to go do something. And after this, I’ll have to go again, to do the the previously mentioned homework, which will probably take me a couple hours 😞) AHHHH I’M SO STOKED YOU GUYS LIKE THE IDEAS / MY OCs!!! 😄 And seriously, Yoshi & Shyriath - THE MORE THE MERRIER!! My guys have never seen sapient/civilized nonhumans before so I’m sure they’d LOVE to meet some Wyrmfolk whatever they are lol, and I’m not sure what your previous rp characters were but honestly, why not bring them in too?! The great thing about Jeremy is that he’s a catalyst, he makes things happen, and he can hypothetically mingle with any rung of society so might encounter your OCs whoever they are 🙂
Xzenor/Zi is a lot more difficult as an rp character b/c he’s strongly based off me in a lot of ways which means he’s a homebody hermit introvert lazyAF nerd so without Jer he’d probably just stay in his room and watch videos and never do anything lmao... but he’s also the best person to keep Jer in check (Jer has that rough tragic background that warped him into a hardcore villain, basically— he’s a heavy criminal, and worse when Zi isn’t around, so... even if he doesn’t do anything, Zi just being there keeps Jer more manageable and less likely to go full bad-guy on you guys lol)
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 10:32 PM
Wyrmfolk are essentially alien anthro dragons, iirc
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@KaliFyre pls confirm
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KaliFyre 22-Jul-18 10:40 PM
Confirmed correct
Also Vailon are alien anthro foxes from one system over.
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 10:41 PM
Note: both guys are bisexual, though Zi does traditionally lean gay (but part of that is there usually aren’t as many available women around, and another part is he’s deadset determined to never father children, neither of which seems like it’d be as relevant here). Jeremy is extremely promiscuous hedonist, has no sense of monogamy or sexual fidelity / he is so far brainwashed/warped from his basically sex-slave background, he honestly believes promiscuous hedonism to be the best healthiest thing and is often actively trying to persuade Zi to be more promiscuous. But Zi has a much more good-guy attitude to many things, he’s flawed and impure but TRIES to do right most the time, and he values monogamy and faithfulness (even though he often falls short of it, often because of Jeremy). And I won’t lie— the 2 dudes have a super complicated, convoluted history, very love-hate dynamic, and they do occasionally (or frequently, depending on where they are with life) hookup with each other. (Yes I know that’s incest and it’s wrong/gross, but no worries, if you can’t tolerate it here that’s fine, it’s easy enough to just not share or to keep them preoccupied with other people. I just had to mention b/c it IS part of their history and will inevitably come out...actually probably rather immediately cuz Jer has no shame and if anything is proud of it, as he is with everything, cuz he’s a psychopath/sociopath/narcissist lol.)
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 10:43 PM
I forgot about the vailon TwT
unrelatedly looks at the hp pp xp and dice emoji he brought in from Mutant Standard, and contemplates some sort of dice rolling system for RP
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 10:48 PM
Hiya.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 10:48 PM
wave_safir
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 10:49 PM
I've been talking with Vastra IRC and asking him questions about stuff, but he says I need to ask Nexxus about the vailon so... guess I'm talking here now. ^.^
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 10:50 PM
@KaliFyre
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 10:56 PM
Final thoughts / intro stuff about Jersey (my nickname for JerZi)... Again, Jer is an engineer. Oh and he’s also a very talented/skilled gymnast, been doing artistic gymnastics and some acrobatics/dance since he was a young child. He’s probably Olympic-athlete level, but never actually competed b/c some backstory stuff (he assaulted a teammate, was banned from the clubs/societies, couldn’t enter competitions). Jer has a pornstar body but exercises hours every day to maintain it. He’s surprisingly disciplined/responsible, so basically if he’s not sexing, he’s working on his STEM stuff, working-out, or reading legit books. Xzenor is a biodesigner by career (it’s like an advanced genetic-engineer/bioengineer; it’s a hard science discipline with artistic/design aspects), also he has some medical training. As previously mentioned he’s introverted nerd, kinda lazy, socially awkward and tends to keep to himself. He has a lot more creativity/artistic ability than Jeremy, likes electronic music and cats/animals and junkfoods and tea, can be kinda bi-polar, struggles with depression/anxiety but also has a reckless rebel streak, is initially easily misinterpreted as adorkable by many women but he’s actually kibdof a jerk underneath sometimes. Basically he seems like the soft sensitive counterpart to Jeremy, but in actuality they can both be equal douchelords in their own way (after all, they’re very closely related) 😝
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 10:56 PM
Alliance Games tho
also a lot of Xzenor makes me go “same”
mainly the introverted lazy hermit nerd b/w jerk part :x (edited)
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 11:02 PM
. Both Jer & Zi are a special kind of cyborg that is bioelectric— they have implants under their skin that generate electricity that can power compatible devices through their ports; the ports also can sync them / they have “full uplink capability” and are “full wired” having the most complete version of BCI... so they can power robotic exosuits off their own bodies and completely sync/merge/interface with compatible computers and stuff if they choose... but having those implants generating electricity nonstop puts a big demand on their metabolism (so they have to eat more, eat more of certain nutrients, etc), and also makes them extra vulnerable to external EM fields (external fields can easily interfere with their own internal systems, mess things up big time). And, uhh... that’s all I can think of right now! 😅 any other questions feel free to ask!! I hope I covered everything potentially relevant, haha
(Sorry I took over this server with rambly textwalls about my 2 dudes! I promise to get on the rp start ASAP!)
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:04 PM
They would seem very interesting in a safir's senses, since safir can sense electrical currents (like sharks) and magnetic fields (like birds).
Hey now, I like me some rambly textwalls, as long as they're b/w RP. stick_out_tongue_safir
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KaliFyre 22-Jul-18 11:04 PM
Guys sorry I'm at board game meet will talk in a couple hours.
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:04 PM
Goodness that is way more thought out than I'd be prepared to come up with. XD
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:04 PM
Same
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 11:05 PM
Lol omg they can?! 😂 The safir are gunna be SO OVERWHELMED by these guys then. Cuz I mean, EM-generating, AND now they’re gunna have superhuman/safir-level psy powers here too... 😈
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:06 PM
Do people just pick up psy-powers like that?
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:06 PM
No; it would be a side effect of their being ripped out of their home milieu and thrown into another universe.
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:06 PM
I must have missed that part then.
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 11:07 PM
(Don’t worry though— my guys come from a universe without psionics, so they’re going to be freaked out and overwhelmed by those new abilities, themselves, so that should keep them manageable and not let them be OP, at least at first. But gawd help us all when Jer gets a handle on telekinesis and Zi masters any of it... lol)
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:07 PM
I'm half falling asleep. ^.^;
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:07 PM
:/
hands @Aellor a can of Bawls (edited)
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:07 PM
That's an energy drink?
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 11:08 PM
I thought it was Bawlz with a z?
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:08 PM
I guess? They don't market it as one, but instead as a high-caffeine guarana soda. (It's certainly delicious, though.)
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 11:08 PM
welp nvm XP
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:09 PM
It comes in 10 oz bottles and 16 oz cans
My LGS is one of only like two places in the area that I know stocks it (and they just have original and root beer) (edited)
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 11:09 PM
LGS?
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:09 PM
Local Game Store (as in tabletop games, mainly MTG)
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:09 PM
Heh. Well anyway I think I'll leave off on attempting to make any kind of character for now. At least until I know more about the setting.
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Yoshiman400 22-Jul-18 11:09 PM
ah yes
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Aellor 22-Jul-18 11:09 PM
And whether this ripping across universes is a common thing or not.
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:10 PM
I wouldn't imagine it to be
then again the universe is Big and the Safir Alliance not so much
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 11:18 PM
Zi to Jer: “Heh... BAWLZ 😏 [yells to other room]— HEY GERMS, I FOUND YOUR FAVORITE DRINK!😜 Jer to Zi: “Mm, I’m sure you did. How many did you have before you decided to share?😏
Anyways. Sorry about that. Just... yeah they’re old but don’t really age for various reasons (or more like they keep getting rebuilt into new, fresh Replicant bodies), so you’d never know it 😆 — OH YEAH!! OMG HOW COULD I FORGET!! 😓 They’re both Replicants, Jer was actually the very first ever Original Replicant ie first successful artificially-built unique biological person (yeah, just like Replicants of Bladerunner). But they were originally created as toddlers, otherwise lived out their lives to adulthood basically same as any normally-birthed person. (Well, actually there were differences, but that gets too deep into technicalities of xznvrs / backstory, so if you wanna know more you can just ask them in the rp, or they’ll tell it in interrogation and/or it’ll be in their spaceship records lol)
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:19 PM
I've mentioned synth manufacturing in the Safir Alliance before, but never what exactly the synths look like
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 11:20 PM
Anyways. SO SORRY to dump all this on you guys and LEAVE, buuuuuuut I gotta go do that homework now, so I’ll get back to you later! (Prob tomorrow after class... about 12hrs from now 😞)
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Vāstra II 22-Jul-18 11:21 PM
Aw, I was hoping to start tonight stick_out_tongue_safir
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Jeylien 22-Jul-18 11:21 PM
As was I, but it’s late and I gotta get up early. 😭 (edited)
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Vāstra II 23-Jul-18 09:22 PM
@Jeylien RP? 'w'
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Jeylien 23-Jul-18 10:07 PM
Sorry, I’ve been preoccupied. It’s final exams week for summer semester, and I only have 1 class to worry about, but other life things I’m working on too.
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Vāstra II 23-Jul-18 10:11 PM
frown_safir 🤗
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 02:46 AM
OKAY PALS! I wrote something intended to be rp-starter, but... it’s basically a full-on introductory novel CHAPTER lol. I’m so sorry 😅 I’m super excited to get this rp going though, so I’m going to go ahead and post the whole damned thing to rp channel and not even bother trying to edit it down. I know it’s several pages’ worth so again, I’m sorry about that, but at least it should set the scene and things can hopefully go better from there. Getting things going is always the hardest, and requires the most text. Once everybody is introduced and characters are interacting and doing stuff, line-by-line becomes more feasible. Basically I promise I won’t write whole pages as rp responses forever! 😁
(Now IF ANY OF YOU ARE ONLINE RIGHT NOW — please please please let me post everything and WAIT UNTIL I SAY I’M DONE, here, before asking questions or anything. It’s long, it’s going to take me a while to copy-paste it all over.)
OKAY DONE!
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 03:01 AM
Reading over it, I know it’s ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLY PACED, so hard to follow and I’m sorry about that. I got tired and tried to speed up, obviously 😅 But meh. I guess now you at least know I can do both — moment-by-moment and/or summarizing whole big swarths of time in dismissive sentences! Haahaha
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 03:17 AM
(I never said I was a good or even ok writer. This is why I avoid hosting rps or writing starters 😖)
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 03:20 AM
The last few sentences read more as OOC to me
I'll respond either before or more likely after class
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 03:22 AM
Yeah, the last bit was more for your benefit than anything. You can delete it if you want; I merely put it there to make context obvious and do SOMETHING to actually help you out with getting started, lol
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:38 AM
Ah
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 10:13 AM
( @KaliFyre did you mean to say something? I got a notification but now don’t see anything lol)
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 10:14 AM
I can't remember. lol
My phone crapped out halfway through typing so I quick deleted it.
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 10:17 AM
Oh haha np. Well if you ever remember or have something to say, don’t hesitate to do so, or pm me if you prefer. 🙂
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 12:00 PM
Hey- if any of you want to get involved in the story but aren’t sure about characters, I have some ideas. I know I probably overloaded you with my horrible-fanfic-level-writing novella of a starter, but the setting is still SA not xznvrs, and you all have more familiarity there than I. 🙂
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:13 PM
It was certainly a long read.
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Tatsu BOT 24-Jul-18 07:13 PM
🆙 | Aellor leveled up!
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:14 PM
Oh god why.
@KaliFyre if you're here... what was that?
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:15 PM
The level up?
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:15 PM
Yes.
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:16 PM
It's just a rankup system for a bot we have. lol
You can ignore it if you want.
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:16 PM
I was startled. ^.^;
Though also while you're here, Vastra suggested I ask you about the volians.
(If I'm spelling that right.)
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:16 PM
Vailon
It's singular and plural
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:17 PM
Right letters, vowels completely reversed.
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:17 PM
Any particular questions? XD
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:17 PM
What are they and how do they fit into the setting I suppose?
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:19 PM
They are anthro foxes who are part the Galactic Wyrm Assembly, the main government and space empire of around ~150 species on ~200 planets in ~350 claimed systems.
The Vailon are mainly diplomats and scientists in the GWA
As for the GWA's place in the SA setting, they are an ally of the SA. I believe they share membership in a close (as yet un-named) alliance pact. (edited)
The GWA's main/founder species is the Wyrmfolk, which are anthro dragons.
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:21 PM
I did see those mentioned.
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:21 PM
The three core species are Wyrmfolk, Vailon and Aelffolk (which are space elves). (edited)
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 07:22 PM
(Red-blooded, though, and therefore inferior to safir. stick_out_tongue_safir)
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:22 PM
The Aelffolk were uplifted from Medieval era when Wyrmfolk achieved FTL (also they were one planet over, so it kinda needed to be done) The Vailon were already studying FTL when Wyrmfolk met them, they're in the Varia system 5 ly away. The Wymfolk completed their research in exchange for a close alliance. The empires merged 30 years later. (edited)
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:23 PM
Pfft. Everyone knows blue blood is just an excuse for predisposition to hemophilia. ;p
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:23 PM
TBH, wyrmfolk are blue-blooded, but they're dragons so it makes sense.
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 07:23 PM
You joke, but the safir (and dragons, and dreamweavers) actually have hemocyanin-based blue blood. smile_safir (edited)
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KaliFyre 24-Jul-18 07:24 PM
^ What he said
Anyway, I'm gonna get back to my stream. 😛
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 07:24 PM
Yup. Literally blue.
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 07:47 PM
Nevermind there’s reasons hemocyanin isn’t found in large/land-dwelling creatures on Earth, namely it isn’t as efficient as hemoglobin except at high pressures like deep-sea... but I’ll try to keep my hard spec / scienceisms to myself better. I’ll just push them onto Zi lol (edited)
((Biochemistry is the funkiller hahaha))
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:04 PM
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 08:15 PM
Anyways, BRING ALL THE SPECIES IN! 😄 I’d guess they’d be interested anyways. Random appearing/disappearing wormhole thing is something any spacefaring species probably wants a part of lol. Nevermind it’s possibly too late to do anything with— still perfect setup for lots of diplomatic negotiations and stuff! 😆
I’m curious— what characters have been played in previous rps / what were their jobs and stuff? For that matter... what were previous rp scenarios??
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Yoshiman400 24-Jul-18 08:23 PM
My safir characters are as follows: lawyer, painter, astronomer, (half-safir) secretary, aaaaaaand (half-safir) infant XP (edited)
Oh, and shipyard worker
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:30 PM
In the order listed in my alias file: (half-safir) unemployed, lawyer/archer/former military/former senatrix, unknown, former dragon knight, unknown, bartender, member of her country's space force, track star, lawyer, former city assemblywoman, minor royal, unknown, airwoman, toddler
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Aellor 24-Jul-18 08:30 PM
I am suspicious that the infant and the toddler were played at the same time a la 'Rugrats'.
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:31 PM
Well, they are sister and brother (edited)
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Yoshiman400 24-Jul-18 08:31 PM
XD
Indeed
Even better
They're half siblings. Their common parent is a hermaphrodite.
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:32 PM
Yup (edited)
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Yoshiman400 24-Jul-18 08:32 PM
You can probably guess how this ends. :D
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:32 PM
And her wife is the toddler's mom
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Yoshiman400 24-Jul-18 08:32 PM
SHHH YOU GAVE IT AWAY XP
(kinda!)
Also, who's the unemployed half-safir?
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Vāstra II 24-Jul-18 08:34 PM
Mana, who's a drider
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Yoshiman400 24-Jul-18 08:34 PM
Oh okay
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Jeylien 24-Jul-18 08:50 PM
Huh, interesting. Tbh more range than I was expecting, nice. :) Well, I hope nobody’s bothered that the scenario I’ve provided for rp will probably pull more high-level people out of the shadows too, haha. I mean, I honestly don’t care who you play, I’m just happy to play (!), but I can’t imagine my 2 freak humans here will stay free from VIPs forever.
Not cuz I want OP Mr.Important characters— I swear that’s not it!! I’m completely content to have them be overlooked bums on the street fighting for food or prostituting themselves out for basic change if it comes to it lol Just hard for me to imagine some higher-ups NOT getting involved at some point 😣
Actually, the hardest part will be keeping Jeremy out of jail... or... does the SA give death-penalty? 😖
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 04:34 AM
@Jeylien finally replied 😅
I don't begin to presume that merely being pinged by another ship will wake Jeremy and Xzenor, but I needed to post something before falling asleep
(That said, if you do have a response, don't hesitate to write it sooner than later.)
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 09:58 PM
Question: the “standard handshake signal” Kèna sent to the MD shuttle... it’s standard greeting between Alliance ships, right? So probably not going to be multi-waved or otherwise primed for first-contact sort of interactions I’m guessing? (I mean, you know, not necessarily trying to cover all possible frequencies b/c not expecting to be dealing with something that might not be using typical ones, right?)
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:00 PM
thinking_safir
That's a good question
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:02 PM
Lol I’ll feel so bad but realistically, response might end up being a mere sentence or two... I’m trying to decide if I should just handwave that though and ignore xznvrs ship methods/protocols (what little of them I know I’m basically making stuff up on the spot lol), and go with what’s fastest for rp... What’ll it take to get the CSG Great Qualani IV to actually go TO the MD shuttle? And... what would it take to get them to... force entry? OR WAIT No, nevermind actually, haha. I was gunna say IT’S A CARGO SHIP MAYBE IT CAN JUST TAKE THE SHUTTLE INTO THEIR CARGO BAY but then I remembered how HUGE the Manifest Destiny “shuttles” actually are, cuz... damned physics, damned striving to be hardSF 😭 But hmm... I mean I guess anything goes really, since this is noncanon and all........... so I guess I just gotta decide what I want... Any requests? 😁
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:06 PM
I’m trying to decide if I should just handwave that though and ignore xznvrs ship methods/protocols (what little of them I know I’m basically making stuff up on the spot lol), and go with what’s fastest for rp... You don't have to ignore Xzenorverse ship communication protocols in order to pick up the signal, just state that it's an act of absurd coincidence. What’ll it take to get the CSG Great Qualani IV to actually go TO the MD shuttle? Dropping out of FTL and steaming over to it at normal speed in real space. Also, Qalani. And... what would it take to get them to... force entry? I don't know the relevant details of the shuttle's design. Any requests? A quick defrost setting? stick_out_tongue_safir
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:16 PM
How quick?🤔 Also, how long you say it’ll take them to get to the shuttle via said normal space?
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:28 PM
Within 48 hours, same as its reverse process. Within 24 hours from reëmbeding, which, per last post, has already occurred.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:34 PM
Oh no worries, thaw is SIGNIFICANTLY faster than going cryo. Cuz it’s not the freezing itself that takes so long, it’s mostly the saturation of the body with special fluids & nanostuffs that keep cells from getting destroyed in freezing. It’s probably unrealistic of me but I’d imagined thawing taking less than a day, probably even less than a workday, and happy to have the special emergency wakeup take a mere couple hours (but that’s messy cuz basically it doesn’t bother to drain the fluids it just thaws it and opens the compartment as soon as its thawed so the poor schmucks inside have to clear their own cavities lol).
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:35 PM
Don't the special fluids have to be re-replaced with the actual bodily fluids?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:35 PM
truth be told I LOVE inflicting emergency wakeup on my guys though, BECAUSE it’s so messy and gross and DRAMATIC hahaha
No, that’ll happen naturally when they drink water and stuff. The compound is based on a nontoxic PFC (perfluorocarbon) so it just gets passed (peed out) naturally.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:37 PM
But what happens to all their blood and whatnot?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:37 PM
The key thing was replacing as much water in the body as possible so it wouldn’t freeze into ice and rupture cells.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:37 PM
So I might be able to join in, but likely not with someone just randomly passing by. I feel I don't know enough about the setting to use someone /from/ the setting still.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:37 PM
Oh no worries pal! We’re still figuring it out and making it up as we go along 😄
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:38 PM
Feel free to join in anyway, and bombard us with questions about any- and everything you don't know grin_safir
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:38 PM
Haha, well I think my two options are... constantly pester with questions and... sidestepping it comepletely.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:38 PM
frown_safir Don't sidestep
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:39 PM
Ex... when Jei's characters collapsed a wormhole (or whatever it was that happened), possibly someone else from a different universe also got sucked in?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:39 PM
Yeah, I know a lot of talk has been about my stuff but actually the setting is just the Safir Alliance. Of which I know basically NOTHING, so you’re probably better acquainted than me! 😁
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:39 PM
^ That's what I mean by sidestep.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:40 PM
Oh, if you wanna bring in a different universe, I have an idea! I was thinking the wormhole is just a kinda random thing that appears/disappears randomly through the multiverse. The end on my universe already closed, the end that was in the SA could close anytime too, and new openings could pop up elsewhere as wanted
(Yeah it’s basically just the standard unstable wormhole idea stolen from Star Trek next gen lol 😅)
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:41 PM
Well it's up to Vastra. I don't want to abuse his setting too much.
Though I would prefer to learn about it through a character who also has to learn about it.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:43 PM
Exactly! It’s often more fun that way (also, less frustrating b/c you don’t have to ask questions ooc all the time to know wha the heck is happening every single turn lol)
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:44 PM
[10:40 PM] JeiLooseArrow: Oh, if you wanna bring in a different universe, I have an idea! I was thinking the wormhole is just a kinda random thing that appears/disappears randomly through the multiverse. The end on my universe already closed, the end that was in the SA could close anytime too, and new openings could pop up elsewhere as wanted I love this idea. 💙 [10:41 PM] Aellor: Well it's up to Vastra. I don't want to abuse his setting too much. Join us! I'll just give you a nudge if you're abusing the setting too hard, especially since a lot of it is undefined. stick_out_tongue_safir [10:42 PM] Aellor: Though I would prefer to learn about it through a character who also has to learn about it. I'd personally prefer a character from within the Alliance, but don't strongly care either way. [10:43 PM] JeiLooseArrow: Exactly! It’s often more fun that way (also, less frustrating b/c you don’t have to ask questions ooc all the time to know wha the heck is happening every single turn lol) That's… not frustrating at all.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:45 PM
I have found myself extremely frustrated by that sort of thing in the past.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:45 PM
(Aellor - if you’re uncomfortable playing safir, you could always be a human!)
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:46 PM
(Or a naga, or a dragon, or an angel, or a dreamweaver, or make up your own race!) (edited)
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:47 PM
Maybe it was those particular settings and the ones that ran them but... Yeah. Bad experiences. I like to either know a lot about the setting going in or use a character that is not expected to know a lot about the setting due to 'reasons' which can vary from 'being from out of town (or verse)' to 'grew up under a rock'.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:47 PM
frown_safir 🤗
@here Anyone else want to join in? smile_safir
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:49 PM
Be been told the year is approx 2038ish and safir made contact with humanity in the 1700s so while that’s a few centuries of uplifting, it’s probably not enough to change humanity TOO much, or at least, it’s reasonable to assume a lot of cultural and linguistic carry-over. I mean, from what I’ve been told, sounds like Earth still even has countries and the US is one of them (are you from the USA too?), so it’s probable you could make up a human and just have this be their first ever trip off Earth so they wouldn’t know much
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:51 PM
notes offhandedly that ”cargo ship cruises” are a thing IRL https://wikitravel.org/en/Freighter_travel (edited)
Freighter travel is a less crowded alternative for crossing a sea or ocean, not using airplanes or commercial cruise ships or ferries.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:51 PM
Basically just make up a person that doesn’t have a technical/STEM background, that excuses you from knowing anything about spaceships or other technobabble terminology, you can probably make up for yourself any pop-cultural terms or whatever, etc.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:52 PM
Not sure how they'd get involved with this current shenanigans then.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:52 PM
Reread my offhanded note wink_safir
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:53 PM
I mean heck— can make them somebody who recently broke from an insular religious community, or a rich teen who’s been overprotected and sequestered in boarding schools their whole life or something like that
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:53 PM
It could be just about any background you want! grin_safir
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:54 PM
Oh wait, I see now that you like the wormhole idea.
That part got cut off cause your note was very long and took up my whole screen. ;p
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:54 PM
Ah
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 10:55 PM
Right! And you could go with the passenger suggestion (or probably even add to the crew if you like - Vastra is really chill and easy to work with!) orrrrr Play an outlaw who’s not broadcasting the standard ID ship stuff cuz they’re being sneaky, so they aren’t showing up in the safir cargo ship’s scans but maybe are still in the area and want to check out this freak space occurance for themselves
Or yeah, if you wanna pull in another inter-universal traveler, I’m cool with that, but it’s not my decision there haha
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 10:56 PM
I was thinking someone from pre-FTL civilization ends up literally on one of the ships. Either that or spacewalking nearby?
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:58 PM
It's kind of an odd place to spacewalk, especially with no mother ship nearby. So the former idea would be the better one, I would think. (edited)
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:00 PM
Heh. Well either they're abducted from planetside (in which case... aboard one of the two vessels is best) or this is an early astronaut.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:00 PM
I’d be willing to work with that! And while I know you’re not wanting people from someone else’s host universe, just wanna say my own guys are pre-FTL, actually 😆
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:00 PM
I doubt early astronauts would be in interstellar space intentionally.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:00 PM
Well hence... wormhole.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:00 PM
*nodnod*
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:01 PM
I think he’s saying he wants the wormhole to pick them from wherever they are (just like it did my guys) and drop them wherever
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:01 PM
I trust the rest of the details are readily coalescing together into a player character? smile_safir (edited)
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:01 PM
Mine weren’t interstellar, they were in-between a planet and one of its moons, basically
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:02 PM
It makes vaguely more sense to me that two wormhole events happen near-simultaneously in a connected fashion then one now and one later.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:02 PM
Same.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:02 PM
(Space is biiiiiiiiiig and the wormhole is relatively small and didn’t last long enough to cause any gravitational upsets or anything, especially since it emptied into empty interstellar space basically)
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:03 PM
Jei, your two wanted to meet an anthro, right? ;p
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:03 PM
My two guys have never met any nonhuman sophonts at all so I’m happy to toss whatever you want at them! 😈
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:04 PM
I'm thinking that if I do an anthro fox, people can assume he's a vailon.
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Tatsu BOT 25-Jul-18 11:04 PM
🆙 | Aellor leveled up!
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:04 PM
Gaaaaaahhhh stop that. O_o
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:04 PM
frown_safir
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:05 PM
Why does Tats not do that to anyone else?
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:05 PM
She tracks everyone's progress.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:06 PM
Query: does shapeshifting to go full fox (and in between forms) sound like an okay ability?
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:06 PM
It's totally fine
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:06 PM
Which ship do you wanna appear on/in? I’d be ok to have you show up on mine, that might actually help me a little too with some of the things I’ve been trying to figure out regarding how to get my guys BACK thawed&awake lol But I completely understand and won’t be at all phased if you wanna stick with Vastra
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:07 PM
*points to his own half-safir half-kitsune* (edited)
We love shapeshifters :D
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:07 PM
There's a half kitsune running around? O_o
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:07 PM
On IRC, yeah
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:07 PM
Kitsunemimi are the best :3
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:07 PM
Heh. Well then.
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:07 PM
But as a half-safir character I feel obligated to mention her anycase
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:08 PM
@Yoshiman400 now play with us grin_safir
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:08 PM
Although she is Terran as well
Simply put her (safir) father has gotten quite around
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:09 PM
Anyway, I'm actually thinking early astronaut whose shuttle gets nabbed in orbit, incidentally making their home species think space is way more dangerous than it is for like... decades to come. ;p
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:09 PM
I hope not :x
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:09 PM
Heh
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:11 PM
PLEASE BRING IN THE BLUE HALF FOX HUMAN GIRL PERSON Except wait no— she probably doesn’t like macho men at all so... yeah Jer is kinda outta luck in this place, he’s probably too hypermasculine to appeal to any safir cuz they don’t have anything like that so it’s probably kinda grotesque to most of them hahaga
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:12 PM
I have no idea what she likes for guys, she has a set of twins but their father has never been portrayed or alluded to XD
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:12 PM
@Yoshiman400 join us! frown_safir
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:13 PM
So... is the father not around? Could that mean she’s into bad-boys who ditch?😛
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:13 PM
Undefined.
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:13 PM
XD I don't think she's quite like that
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:15 PM
Anyways, full disclosure - you read my starter so you know my guy Jeremy gets...provocative. I apologize in advance for absolutely everything he does or tries to do 😅
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:15 PM
Indeed
I read
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:17 PM
He’s fun though. At least for me to play. Cuz he at least DOES STUFF unlike Zi who has to be forced by circumstance or others to take any tiny action lol. Anyways. Ok. Anybody joining now or not?
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:18 PM
@here
Poor voxians frown_safir
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:23 PM
OMG I LOVE THEM so timid, so fresh/new/naive 😄
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Tatsu BOT 25-Jul-18 11:23 PM
🆙 | JeiLooseArrow leveled up!
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:24 PM
Aha!
Also... that should set off a proximity alert to Jer's ship if they have one. ;p
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:24 PM
Also, I just had a fun/ny thought— I’m bringing in humans from a different universe, but humans exist in this universe too. Aellor is bring in anthro fox person from other universe, yet anthro fox people also exist here natively.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:25 PM
Lol
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:25 PM
Not /quite/ the same as an intruder... but it might have a similar effect.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:26 PM
Aellor, is the Voxian species one you just now made up? Cuz I mean, if it is / if you don’t have a ton of backstory or development on it... could potentially be some AU version of the same fox people we have here! 😆
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:26 PM
@Yoshiman400 Are you going to join us too, or are you a square? wink_safir
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:27 PM
I did more or less make it up, and I was considering them being an AU version of the Vailon. But they don't have to be.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:27 PM
@KaliFyre *lights the anthro fox signal* (edited)
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:30 PM
I mean, who do the Vailon belong to? Talk with them and I could conceivably see it even being a simple time-travel mishap or something, but idk how much Vailon lore that’d mess up so don’t quote me on it
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:30 PM
Nexxus, hence me lighting the anthro fox signal at him
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:30 PM
Well that's why AU at the /very/ most.
Especially since I don't want to start putting in historical events to other people's setting.
Plus if this guy can shapeshift... that's not necessarily any kind of Vailon trait.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:32 PM
Ah, I understand that. Just a thought. I compulsively connect story things so merging stuff like that is what I’m always trying to do haha.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:32 PM
I know the feeling.
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:32 PM
My thing is I need to think of wher my characters can actually fit into the setting without feeling shoehorned ;>w<
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:32 PM
Or make a new one 'w'
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:32 PM
Yoshi, which character you bringing in / what is their job/career/etc?
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:32 PM
However I only allow myself to compulsively create connections with stuff I actually own.
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:33 PM
I would probably bring in my astronomer at first since everyone's wanting to do spaceship stuff and whatnot XD
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:33 PM
Or make a new character.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:33 PM
Hey now, I'm only space shipping because that's where everything is right now.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:35 PM
We’re probably not going to be in spaceships too long, actually. I’d guess we’ll be getting into government halls very soon, cuz... not to be so OP but honestly, my guys are gunna cause a fuss no matter what even though they won’t mean to 😓
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:35 PM
Who knows~
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:36 PM
Aaaaalso because that seems like the best entry point for someone that has next to know noledge of the general setting. ;p
Debate time... do I contrive for a common language to be spoken?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:38 PM
I mean for one, they’re humans in safir space. But they’re unmarked/NO DATA. I’d assume that’s illegal? And then the humans won’t claim to know them, so that’s extra suspicious. Safir are psionic so they’ll sense my guys are too, long before my guys figure out for themselves what the heck it is, and that’s also unusual on humans. Their ships gunna have records claiming it’s from THE FUTURE and none of it will make sense with known history. I’m honestly kinda worried about them getting locked in some secure military vault and that being it 😆
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:40 PM
I know Aþáme Kīdaþ and Kèna aren't bothered by the choice of answers to that question, since they're telepaths, but it will affect the others, obviously. Marth's native language is Nagan; he's also fluent in Lessan & Modern Āirumāli, conversational in Classical Āirumāli, and knows some English.
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:40 PM
Aellor, you mean do you have your Voxian speak a recognizable SA language / are you asking if we wanna work around a language gap at first? (edited)
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:40 PM
The latter one.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:40 PM
@Yoshiman400 What is your opinion on Aellor's question?
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:42 PM
Sorry was typing something on Reddit
Everyone's trying to get a hold of me right now XD
lessee
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:42 PM
Ah
Sorry frown_safir
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:42 PM
I wouldn’t mind communication difficulties at first, and besides, I’d guess could be dealt with quickly using AI translators
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:42 PM
Agreed
Could swap between written / spoken, etc
maybe some universal variant of Morse Code =P
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:43 PM
Well given that, I know how I'll handle it for my character.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:43 PM
@Yoshiman400 problem: multiverse stick_out_tongue_safir
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:44 PM
Ahhh, true XD
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:44 PM
I’d actually planned to do that with my own guys, until they get handle on telepathy enough. (And I’m actually strongly considering keeping Jer from being able to use telepathy anyways, or at least not project it, only receive, cuz... he’s already dangerous enough lol)
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:44 PM
Isn't Jeremy the nice one?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:46 PM
No, Jer’s my beloved supervillain lol. (Well, beloved by ME but practically everybody else I describe him and his backstory to instantly hate him and rarely get over that much lol.) Zi is the one that most people consider adorkable and connect with.
They’re both kinda... bad, honestly. They can both be rude jerks or fun pals, depending on who you are and circumstance.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:49 PM
@Yoshiman400 so are you going to play?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:49 PM
Anyways. I guess I’ll just figure out my reply then, haha
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:49 PM
Not tonight (honestly starting too late for me) but I should try to consider it within the next couple of days ;>w<
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:50 PM
:/
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:53 PM
@Aellor your guys can’t see mine, but can they HEAR them? My shuttle is broadcasting SOS stuff in every way it can think of so probably large range of frequencies and formats. It’s possibly also listening, but it thinks it’s lightyears away from anything so might not even bother scanning for incoming messages for some YEARS cuz that’s how long it’d take w/o FTL communications, and it’s in the process of shutting everything down to save up as much power as it can...
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:54 PM
(*static* "Can you hear me?")
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:54 PM
Stranger Things reference?
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:54 PM
(LOL)
No, something else
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:54 PM
Just Monika.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:54 PM
Well if they're transmitting on radio... they probably can.
Buuut.... language barrier so they won't recognize it as words.
;p
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:55 PM
@Jeylien are the transmissions encrypted? All of them? Some of them? None of them?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:56 PM
Oh, that’s an anime right? I don’t watch anime 😅🤷‍♀️ Anyways, none of the transmissions would be encrypted. Probably using multiple methods too— like Morse, possibly even straight-up BINARY, whatever else telecom stuff I don’t know anything about that lol
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:56 PM
Doki Doki Literature Club is a visual novel
Binary would work
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:56 PM
A very good one
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:56 PM
Unless there's some parallel universe that thinks "Nah, powers of 2 are lame"
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:57 PM
@Yoshiman400 you joke but there have been non-binary computers IOTL
A ternary computer (also called trinary computer) is a computer that uses ternary logic (three possible values) and trits instead of the more common binary logic (two possible values) and bits in its calculations.
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Yoshiman400 25-Jul-18 11:57 PM
The Soviet ternary ones I know of
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:57 PM
Well binary would transmit... the encoding of binary into language would completely vary.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:57 PM
Indeed
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:58 PM
That said, if they're listening on radio... they'll totally hear barking.
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:58 PM
foxbarks back >w>
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:58 PM
Basically your guys would instantly be flooded by my shuttles comm signals though, and I’m guessing it wouldn’t take long at all to realize it was signal and not just random static or pulsars or other extraneous space-noise. I don’t expect them to understand the message, though, of course not.
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:58 PM
Something like "Rawf grek hhracket!"
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 11:59 PM
@Jeylien Your turn, then?
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Jeylien 25-Jul-18 11:59 PM
Yeah, I’m just trying to figure out how to wake the damned ship back up 😂
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Aellor 25-Jul-18 11:59 PM
Basically sounding like a mix of barks, growls and grefs, coughs, etc.
You can also pretend it sounds like German which is close enough to barking to get the idea. ;p
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:01 AM
Phonemic tail swishing, please oh wait they're not kitsunemimi
LOL
BRB
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Yoshiman400 26-Jul-18 12:01 AM
XD
Nah
When you play it backward it sounds like German :3
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 12:02 AM
They might not be kitsunemimi, but they do have fox tails so... close enough?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:02 AM
“…Motherfucker you did not just swish your fifth tail at me. Alors, c'est la guerre !”
BRB for reals now
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Yoshiman400 26-Jul-18 12:02 AM
(XD)
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 12:03 AM
Darn was kinda hoping somebody’d force their way into the shuttle and have to watch my guys get viciously kicked back into consciousness through emergency wakeup and deal with that gooey mess... But I guess I’ll let it go. Seems like it’s up to my guys to cleanly get up and address everyone.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 12:03 AM
Maybe they can invade my space shuttle instead?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:05 AM
@Jeylien Sometimes things go well for once stick_out_tongue_safir
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 12:05 AM
Yeah but that’s so BORING lol
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 12:06 AM
Boring nothing, they get to initiate double-first contact with an alien race!
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 12:06 AM
Anyways I hadn’t expected first-contact initiative to fall on my end so I’m trying to remember/rethink the complex protocols and stuff.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:06 AM
Also, you never told me what happens to the blood and whatnot of someone cryopreserved using the procedure Jeremy and Xzenor underwent.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 12:07 AM
Followed by second contact on a galactic empire.
Although that one's in reverse.
Also they might not know that the shuttle is aliens yet so they might skimp on first contact protocols.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 12:08 AM
Oh, nothing happened to it, just most the water was switched out for a kind of mix of PFC and stuff...I don’t know the exact chemical composition, inevitably there’s still water too, but basically it’s all still there it just got superchilled and now needs to get warmed back up
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:09 AM
Ah
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 12:09 AM
Like have you seen the movie The Abyss?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:09 AM
I have not
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 12:11 AM
Oh, nevermind then, haha. Since you’re interested in the cryoprocess though (more than anybody else has ever been, anyways), and since it’s something I’ve put a lot of effort into trying to develop, I’ll write up a good thorough explanation for you sometime. 😉
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But for now, I’ll get to this.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 12:13 AM
Ok
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:10 AM
So I’m a terrible writer / suck at rp responses, but THERE! YOU HAVE SOMETHING! 😁
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:15 AM
Vastra: what's standard range on telepathic communications?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:17 AM
100 m
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:17 AM
Okay, so easily in range here.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:17 AM
Well, for safir it is, not sure about your race
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:17 AM
HAHAHA NOOOOOO not yet.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:17 AM
…I wasn't expecting that blood moon lol
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:17 AM
Well my thinking is that they might get some empathic bleed-over.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:18 AM
Also the safir ship is still several hours away from the anomaly and the other two ships
Ah
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:18 AM
100m isn’t even a km, the safir are like... WAY FAR still, no?
Oh sorry, I was reacting to the in range concept. I was saying LOL NO THEY’RE NOWHERE NEAR IN RANGE
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:19 AM
Hmm, actually… I wonder if they'd be able to supercruise (à la Elite: Dangerous' frame shift drive) in the presence of this anomaly… (edited)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:20 AM
Which seems like a suitably low level version of telepathy that Jer/Zi and my fellow might start getting emotions such as 'suppressed panic' from the Vox.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:20 AM
According to that game's wiki, solid probably
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:24 AM
Meanwhile, I just wanna take a moment to point out that Zi’s having like... psychic overload. He’s got a bit of anxiety normally anyways, so constant noisy buzzing thoughts isn’t really a new thing for him, but now he’s got unfiltered telepathic infiltration starting and he doesn’t even know it so... he’s not doing so well, haha. Jeremy’s doing better, b/c I’ve decided aspects of his unique self kinda shield him from the telepathy stuff kinda, like his mind is unique so will be harder for anybody to get into if they’re not already familiar, but also he won’t really be able to get into anybody else’s without a lot of conscious trained effort. He’ll get some telekinesis still though, but of course that won’t come out until later / probably requires training I’m guessing. Zi, on the other hand, gets the full telepathy curse hahaha.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:26 AM
So Zi might be feeling suppressed panic as bleedover from the Vox?
But be unable to distinguish it from his own general anxiety.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:27 AM
Oh, they're telepathic? Huh
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:28 AM
As I understand things... falling through this wormhole results in mild prototyping to this universe by inducing psionic ability?
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:28 AM
(Like Jer’s a sociopath, so his brain is actually different from normal slightly. I’d guess that could easily effect psi abilities. And then further, he has this A.I. Fragment he’s been carrying inside him playing on his subconscious since birth — essentially, it’s like Jer’s possessed by a piece of a demon, or kinda like how Harry Potter had a piece of Voldemort and it likely influenced him too... it’s complicated and hard to explain, but basically, Jer has some unique things going on with his brain/psyche that are why he’s not gunna get any telepathic input til he stops and TRIES) ^ Oh, I also didn’t realize the Vox was telepathic! HAHA Lmao, Zi won’t be able to distinguish the Vox’s feelings from his own. He’s basically...so completely overwhelmed he’s good for nothing.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:29 AM
frown_safir
Poor guy
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:33 AM
OOOKAY. So. Safir are transmitting with FTL communications, yeah? Any idea at all how this is done? Is it psi communication or?
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:33 AM
Incidentally, would it make sense if other random space debris is showing up like just... large rocks?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:34 AM
Yes. Not really. Perhaps a mixture of machine psionics and more conventional broadcasting technology.
Maybe? It is interstellar space, though.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:35 AM
Oh yeah, how long we wanna keep this wormhole going? I had kinda just assumed it was skipping around through the multiverse, and it already closed the other end once after sucking in my guys, figure this end should probably close some point too.
I’d thought of it being a very random fleeting thing, but I don’t really care at all how it goes, just made sense to me for both entry/exit points to be random and moving around in multiverse, so it doesn’t impact SA so much, assuming you don’t want to add a permanent portal here lol
(Am I making any sense? 😅)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:37 AM
We can say that it's ended by now. My suggestion is just that if this hit 2 universes, it probably hit more. But odds of getting a vessel from every universe is low so... random space debris.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:38 AM
Sure
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:39 AM
Vastra: Are the safir broadcasting on radio?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:40 AM
Yes; it would count as a “more conventional broadcasting technology”.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:40 AM
Ah, well and I’d agree with you, except space is BIG so there actually is much more chance it just opens and closes in void most the time. (For example, “asteroid fields” as portrayed in movies are grossly misrepresented as far as how close together stuff is. In reality, things are typically really far away.) For fun, we can bring in some rocks too though, I’m totes cool with that. Sorry I just always feel like I have to drop some reality where I can 😅
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:40 AM
inb4 rocks fall everyone dies
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:41 AM
The thing with radio, is it takes time to travel too, and that’s why I didn’t account for it at first, cuz they were too far away.
But I guess they’ll be getting in range soon.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:41 AM
Yep
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:41 AM
Lol such a clusterfunk 😆
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:42 AM
Right. I'm saying that the wormholes got like... 1% spaceships, 2% random rocks, and 97% nothing.
Or maybe nebula dust.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 01:44 AM
👍 sounds good to me! (And I promise I’m working on response)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 01:44 AM
I can see you typing!
Therefore I believe you.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 01:59 AM
@Jeylien How do Jeremy and Xzenor see the outside aboard the Manifest Destiny 3? Do they have smol portholes like OTL space vessels or huge screens like, say, the vessels of the Loroi Imperial Fleet in Outsider ( http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider051.html et seq. ) or? (edited)
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:01 AM
Probably more like LCD-Wall, yeah. Maybe an actual window though too... you know, I’d not yet thought about it tbh 😅 so thanks for asking and making me think! 😁 Combine the two aforementioned concepts — we’ll go with SMART WINDOW type thing, lol.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:01 AM
OK
Now that I know that I may have the CSG Great Qalani IV open a video call if the necessary technical crap shakes out
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:02 AM
Soon, we shall be living in the world of Minority Report, and this "Smart Window" technology Samsung has at CES 2012 is going to help us get there. Ashley Es...
Sorry I’m sure you got the idea, just I think it’s such a cool think I had to share
^ AND YES, THANK YOU, we’ll need somebody to make a move like that hahahaha
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:03 AM
I've seen people do that before with mirrors and shit (edited)
Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever...
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:04 AM
The Vox just has port-holes.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:05 AM
Yeah, this stuff would be OLD SCHOOL by my guys’ time. They can and DO connect directly to brain/computer, so mostly stuff is augmented reality, but I also think there’d be a lot of real-reality stuff too still, especially with spacecraft, since it’s a kind of backup / safety measure, you know?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:06 AM
It'd be cool if we could get drawings of all the characters involved >w< (edited)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:07 AM
I am not a great drawer but I can steal other people's art for references?
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:07 AM
Well you’ve already gotten Jer & Zi, though I’d be glad to make rp-specific ones of them for y’all too when I can. And I’d be willing to do the other characters too, though I’d rather have some ref pics to work from than create it all myself haha
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:08 AM
Even just headshots would be cool
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:08 AM
And I won’t get a chance to do any of that til Saturday at the earliest. Maybe Friday evening.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:09 AM
Definitely not my art, but... you can figure the Vox looks somewhat like this: https://i.imgur.com/qPlL7XP.jpg
Different clothes though.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:09 AM
Anyways, Aellor - I feel so darned sorry for your Vox, I want to give him big hugs and tell him it’s all gunna be ok
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:09 AM
Is nice art
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:11 AM
Poor Vox guy... he’s probably never seen any other sophonts before either, huh?
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:11 AM
Noooope. Only other Voxians.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:11 AM
Like, my guys are gunna look SO FREAKY WEIRD AS HECK NAKED UGLY too him hahhahaaaaa
no fur... must be exothermic. Weirdest big flat-faced lizards ever!
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:13 AM
Aþáme Kīdaþ is a safir (four-armed blue space elf) with chest-length wavy blonde hair and one (right) green eye, the other socket left empty and scarred above and below. She would be wearing an orange toque (US: beanie), partially turned up to reveal a black inner lining with three silver stripes, and blue overalls with similarly-patterned shoulder boards. Kèna has long straight red hair and purple eyes. Same outfit as AK, but two stripes on her uniform. Marth is a naga with olive skin, buzz-cut dark blue hair, yellow eyes, and blue-and-white-striped scales. One stripe on his uniform, and wearing a garment similar to his safir crewmates' overalls but instead terminating in a long kilt, because snek. (edited)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:15 AM
Do the Safir have blue skin? Or am I thinking of something else?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:15 AM
They do
notes that he isn't Canadian, but that the safir use a number of Canadianisms in English, such as “toque”, and “washroom” (US: bathroom, restroom) for the room where the toilet is (edited)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:17 AM
Which given that they don't even speak english...
Means that the AI that created the translation was probably built by a Canadian.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:18 AM
It's not uncommon as a subsequent language (edited)
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:19 AM
Why people so focussed on the Vailon when they're essentially a subnational of the Wyrmfolk? Lol
But nah can't RP have D&D
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:19 AM
My guys are humans and I shared pics before so unless you want me to share again, you know their basic looks. As for clothes... they basically wear special skintight bodysuits normally, pretty bland b/c it’s made for function not for fashion (it’s custom woven to each individual’s bodyform, and special fabrics/design to provide resistance equal to 1g so they don’t suffer so bad muscle&bone atrophy in zero-g micrograv — it’s called a “one-g” suit, to play on both the 1g resistance quality, and the term “onesie”). By the time they go out to meet these aliens though, they’ll have fully suited-up be in full spacesuits. Which are sleeker and slightly more form-fitting / aesthetic than what we have now, but not really that much different.
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:20 AM
Was also asleep earlier
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:20 AM
@KaliFyre Because Aellor brought in a different species of anthro fox and had mooted the possibility of them being AU vailons (edited)
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:20 AM
Oooh
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:20 AM
multiversal wormhole shenanigans and stuff
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:20 AM
Makes sense
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:20 AM
@Jeylien Onejie 😛
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:21 AM
😜
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:21 AM
AFAIK GWA and SA are same universe... did we ever confirm that @Vāstra II
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:21 AM
I don't know if it was confirmed, but AFAIK they are (edited)
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:21 AM
Cool
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:22 AM
I do hope you can join us eventually and bring in some Wyrmfolk though.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:23 AM
@KaliFyre I think the others are just amused by the similarities.
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KaliFyre 26-Jul-18 02:24 AM
Yeah haha
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:24 AM
I just wanna ship my guys with everybody! LOL, half jk
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:25 AM
Voxian is just a mix of Vulpine and Fox.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:26 AM
still plenty bangable! HAHAHAHAAAA ok sorry. I stop now.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:26 AM
;p
This Vox is not into humans so much. Grow a pelt of fur, then they can talk. 😉
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:28 AM
No worries. Expect forthright awkward biology questions once they can communicate though. Xzenor is biomedical professional NERD, he’ll have questions. For everybody.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:28 AM
*Template species* I sleep *Template species in fursuit* OwO real shit
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:29 AM
?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:31 AM
Memes
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:31 AM
Ah. Not familiar with this one.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:33 AM
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:35 AM
Also as a mostly-irrelevant aside - I haven’t designed xznvrs spacecraft yet, but my very very basic unverified looking over stuff has left me with the idea that the “shuttle”s for the Manifest Destiny missions are... HUGE. B/c they’re the things designed to do exit/entry from planets under their own power, while the actual interstellar mothership is stuck in space. This means, they’re not just the equivalent of the recently decommissioned Space Shuttles, they’re that PLUS necessary rocket-power to get the thing into space. Now, they’re several centuries more advanced than we are, so thankfully I don’t think they’re still using MASSIVE AZZ ROCKETS quite like we are, but... still imagine some of that. It’s basically not your typical sleek personal shuttle of SF movies.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:36 AM
Right. It looks like a damn mothership.
Poor Voxian can only assume that it's kidnapped him. Which probably contributes to his ceased attempts to communicate.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:37 AM
Exactly. (Whereas their actual mothership was literally a town lol. Self-enclosed biome, designed to be self-sufficient / sustainable for 100yrs so yea lol.) I also mentioned that for Vastra’s benefit though, since I realized, this “shuttle” is probably bigger than or at least as big as the safir cargo ship.
Unless it’s a VERY LARGE CARGO cargo ship, haha.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:41 AM
As safir interstellar cargo ships are wont to be.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:42 AM
...I’m always so paranoid of coming across OP or like I’m trying to be OP 😣 (b/c I’ve been accused of it before, or accused of other similarly hurtful things, namely that I DOMINATE and TAKE OVER and am NARCISSISTIC about my characters/projects/etc... so now I’m always so worried other people are gunna keep claiming that stuff and that I’ll keep losing friends/rp-buddies.....) Anyways, again, not trying to emphasize the HUUGE to be intimidating, but more cuz like... the safir are probably gunna see instantly how PRIMITIVE it actually is, cuz more advanced stuff likely wouldn’t need quite the same bulk. Or so I’m guessing is your idea.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:42 AM
Indeed
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:44 AM
Be all, Oh look at that! Ancient pre-FTL technology, how quaint! Those poor valiant fools, taking multiple lifetimes to get from one planet system to another, how adorable!
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:44 AM
Yep
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:47 AM
Hah. Then I might be showing you up in the 'quaintly ancient tech' department. Sorry. ^.^;
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:48 AM
Oh most definitely. How they safir feel about my guys’ ship is how my guys will feel about yours 😆 (edited)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:49 AM
Yeah. Mine can get to the moon. Maybe. Forget interplanetary travel.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 02:50 AM
now imagines a voxian John F. Kennedy giving the moon speech
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:51 AM
Thankfully my guys are both nerds though, so they won’t completely look down arrogantly on the Voxian, they’ll be admiring of him for being one of the originals, and have an appreciation for the amazing stuff that can be accomplished with even such primitive tech.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 02:51 AM
Dawwww... that's so sweet. You'll make him blush. ;p
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 02:55 AM
Well, Jeremy is an arrogant dick, he’ll make comments that make fun of it all or just like, “HAH! IT’S ALL SO PRIMITIVE! Zi— LOOK AT HOW PATHETIC THIS IS!!😂” but in the end he recognizes competency and gives credit where credit is due, so I mean, he might openly wax on about how inferior the tech is, how weak and useless, but he’ll be congenial enough to the Voxian himself... once Jer gets over that laugh and is made to recognize the guy as a sapient equal and not some modified animal joke.
Xzenor will do better at trying to be understanding from the start. When he’s not hiding in a small dark room by himself trying to deal with /avoid overstimulation and just generally being his loner self lol. But yeah, I think they’ll get along just fine, after a while. Once everyone manages to be able to communicate, and figure out each other as peers / relative equals. (edited)
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:05 AM
// Vastra - your safir won’t be able to communicate telepathically until they’re basically on top of MD & Voxian crafts here, right? Since range is usually 100m... Does the fact that neither Zi nor the Voxian have any kind of mental shielding (due to the fact they’ve never had any training, etc) would that make any difference?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:07 AM
Vastra - your safir won’t be able to communicate telepathically until they’re basically on top of MD & Voxian crafts here, right? Since range is usually 100m... Correct. Does the fact that neither Zi nor the Voxian have any kind of mental shielding (due to the fact they’ve never had any training, etc) would that make any difference? The safir would likely be able to read them like books, but it shouldn't affect telepathic reception.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:11 AM
Well I think that the Vox can't even receive their signal if it's designed for FTL communication so... this is on Jei.
Also are the Safir transmitting in translated English? Or... in their own language?
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:12 AM
Yeah, I asked cuz I realized/remembered this just now, after already having it so that Zi sensed them hahhaa. Oh well, I’ll handwave that one. Either that or maybe he’s just SUPER FRIKKIN POWERFUL!!!!! Jk. Totes jk. 😝 Anyways, yes I’m trying to figure out the response to the Airumali.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:13 AM
@Aellor Their own lingua franca, Classical Āirumāli.
@Jeylien They would have turned off the machine psionic beacons once it became clear that the Manifest Destiny 3 doesn't have matching transmitters, and they personally are not within sense distance.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:14 AM
Ah. Odd choice if they think this is a lost generation ship predating contact with the Safir Alliance?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:14 AM
(Said beacons have a much longer range than actual safir.)
@Aellor Corporate policy. furious handwaving
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:15 AM
XD
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:15 AM
I think it’s hilarious and amazing that they give humans enough credit to have built colony ships back in the 1700s 😂 But I mean, none of these people are historians or whatever, so it makes sense. Still, funny to me.
And to give your safir here some credit... they’re basically right, after all.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:16 AM
Yes, they seriously think that Jeremy and Xzenor are from the Star Wars galaxy. stick_out_tongue_safir
Nah, they don't know who the hell they are, only that they're acting like contact between humans and safir never happened.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:35 AM
How is not-Jer feeling about this? Is he just letting Jer deal with it all?
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:36 AM
Xzenor/“Zi” is most definitely letting Jeremy handle everything. That’s not uncommon dynamic for them anyways lol
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:37 AM
Ah, okay.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:38 AM
Also, note — sorry it took me so long to figure out such a simply reply. I’m not used to having Jer in such high-stakes / history-defining talks like this... took me a long time just to decide whether or not he’d swear lol.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:39 AM
It's alright
I need to go to bed anyway, and I can't guarantee that I'll be able to reply before late tomorrow night, as Thursday is “Vāstra goes to the game store all day after class and plays Commander” day.
Night! 🛌🏻
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:40 AM
No worries, I don’t think I’ll be able to rp tomorrow either, since I’ll have to cram for exam Friday morning.
Night!
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:42 AM
@Aellor Does the voxian shuttle not have a radio?
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:43 AM
It does. But weren't the Safir using FTL communications since that's what is the galactic standard?
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:43 AM
@Aellor - you were gunna make your Vox psychic too, right? I’m guessing you plan on having him adhere to the typical 100m telepathic range, and I admit I don’t think Zi’s that close (LOL HOPE NOT they’d be crashed lol), but if you want, I’d be happy to allow some kind of psychic interplay between them to start up somehow, keep you in the loop and maybe help both guys out of terrified funks
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:44 AM
…Wait, then how did Jeremy and Xzenor communicate with them. Fuck, I think I just tore a plot hole.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:44 AM
Jeremy et al were launching signals on every band they had available.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:45 AM
If you did (plothole), no worries, I’m happy to overlook. But yeah, MD was basically broadcasting in large variety EM frequencies.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:45 AM
Oh, so only light speed communications.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:46 AM
That’s all my guys have.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:46 AM
Then we can simply assume the conversation(s) play out over a large stretch of time
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:46 AM
That IS what I was assuming, haha.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:46 AM
ok_hand_safir (edited)
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:47 AM
But honestly, I really don’t care too much anyways. Stuff is moving forward, that’s what matters.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:47 AM
So the Safir tried their FTL weird psychic communication which got nothing. Then they received communication from Jer and replied with that same band.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:47 AM
Yeah
Well, nothing apart from perhaps chills up the visitors' spines stick_out_tongue_safir
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:47 AM
So then the Safir are currently not broadcasting on the specific radio channel open on the Voxian Shuttle.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:48 AM
They might be. Kinda just depends. - If nothing else, I can probably have my guys patch stuff through to the Voxian.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:48 AM
Manifest Destiny can receive and interpret multiple channels at once hence... why that works.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:48 AM
Either they're broadcasting on every frequency they can or the above
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:49 AM
Conclusion: the Vox ship is not currently receiving the Safir's signal... but easily could?
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:50 AM
Yeah, I think it’d just be a matter of getting them to possibly retune to the right frequency, if it isn’t already.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:50 AM
If the Safir are transmitting to all bands right now, I can edit my post easily.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:51 AM
Nah, I think you’re good, unless you want to edit.
Actually, it’s probably more me who’s at fault. I didn’t even really think about having my guys patch stuff through to the Voxian, or... GAHH, THIS IS COMPLICATED lol.
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 03:52 AM
I have an entertaining reaction available if that message went through so.... ;p
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:52 AM
Thankfully, Discord posts are editable 🙃
@Aellor The safir are transmitting to all bands.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:53 AM
Can we just say next turn, safir ship is close enough to see and/or even start with the whole in-person contacts? Cuz I mean, if we wanna try and be somewhat legit, each round of communications likely has minutes or hours-long delays, so the hours it was taking the safir ship to get there would be flying by here over the course of this small awkward conversation lol
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 03:54 AM
Tru
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 03:54 AM
Though communications will get less delayed, closer they get.
Tbh maybe I can get Zi in psi range of the Vox and maybe we can somehow use that to draw them together or something, at least get people out and moving lol. It’s not at all natural for Zi to go be proactive explorer like that, but this Vox is an early early astronaut so I wager HE might be more the sort, plus could handwave some psychic weirdness too, idk.
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 04:00 AM
Ooooo owo
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:03 AM
I mean, I can still send Zi out, even though that goes against his usual personality, but with unfiltered psi connection, he might be influenced by the Vox, not really be able to discern between his perspective and the Vox’s, feel like he has to go to the other tiny capsule cuz security, basically just empathic overload or something, yeh?
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:04 AM
Well if Zi is near enough the ship then they can certainly start emotionally interfacing a bit.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:05 AM
If you want, we could swing that. I don’t have a preference, I’m just trying to think up ways to get things going most quickly haha
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:07 AM
Yeah. If Zi somehow ended up on the vox shuttle, they might come to a rough understanding by the time the Safir got there.
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Tatsu BOT 26-Jul-18 04:07 AM
🆙 | Aellor leveled up!
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:08 AM
Exactly. Ok, I’ll go ahead with that for now, but tbh I’m probably gunna crash any time now so if I stop responding, I probably fell asleep, sorry 😅
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:09 AM
Then I suggest short and fast posts?
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Vāstra II 26-Jul-18 04:24 AM
pets the fox before going to sleep headpats_safir
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:34 AM
The fox has weird and uncertain feelings about this. ;p
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:37 AM
As does Zi, I assure you. Or at least Zi would, if he hadn’t been practically brain-shutdown from too much feels and stuff (you ever experienced that kind of overwhelmed feeling, where at some point you kinda just go numb and are in a daze, disconnected?)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:37 AM
I know the feel. nods
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:38 AM
Anyways, so does the pendant mean the fox doesn’t have a spacesuit? Is there some magix here? 😄
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:38 AM
It sounds like Zi is more mentally off-balance than the Vox right now, hence more overwhelmed.
And the fox is currently not wearing a space suit, no. But there is no magic involve with that. The space suit is just cumbersome and therefore behind the cockpit area.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:43 AM
Yeah, Zi’s not really ever been in the best psychological state to begin with (he almost wasn’t accepted into the Manifest Destiny mission for that and other reasons, but they added him anyway, for other shifty reasons, including his close relationship to Jeremy), he’s got the body of a 30year-old man but he’s actually probably about 100 as far as memory/life-experience goes by now, aaaaaaand this situation would put anybody in weird states lol. Jer has his own mental illnesses too, as I’ve mentioned, but his work out in a way that ironically enough keeps him kinda grounded/ makes him more resilient under pressure.
(I mention the age, b/c I mean... it’s just that much more time to accumulate issues, you know? Also more time to mature and learn to deal with stuff, but still...more stuff to deal with too, haha.)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:47 AM
The Vox himself is probably about thirty also. And yeah... as a shapeshifting race, their clothing has to reflect that flexibility. So the space suit is kind of something they'd detest wearing unless they literally plan on space walking.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 04:49 AM
Yeah, makes sense, no worries. I didn’t expect him to be wearing it in the capsule, just wasn’t sure if he had one at all. I’d initially misread things and thought he was heading for the airlock and put a hand on it to open and head out, which is why I was like WHAAAAA WHERE IS TE SPACESUIT?! But now I re-read and realized he’s basically just putting a hand against the window. So my bad 😅
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 04:50 AM
Heh.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 05:08 AM
Oookay I hope I’ve been making sense in my responses and such, but I’m gunna have to call it quits for tonight. May or may not respond tomorrow at all, though I probably shouldn’t, so we’ll see. Night!
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 05:10 AM
Heh. Well I'll check again tomorrow night.
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 06:03 PM
Ok fellow Alliance members! I should have been cramming for my exam tomorrow, but instead I couldn’t get the rp out of my head. It just wasn’t feeling right somehow, and this was bothering me too much to ignore. It’s nothing any of you have done wrong, but rather, me and my own expectations. After much deliberation, I’ve decided that unless there is strong opposition, I’d really like to try restarting the rp. I hadn’t anticipated certain things, and had I known, would have started it differently. I feel the way things are, I failed to adequately present my characters and vision and generally spoiled the thing.
I know none of you have expressed any issues, so I apologize for being this way, but I think with a little more pre-planning and set structure, it’ll go a lot more smoothly and close to the original intentions, to everyone’s benefit. Unfortunately this will mean a delay in the actual start of the rp, but that will give people time to create characters and become accustomed with the setting and premises (and to prepose premises of their own!), which I think will result in a more fulfilling rp experience for everybody in the long run (and not to mention better opportunity for story, setting, and character developments).
That being said, I can’t do any more work on this until tomorrow, and I was thinking maybe we wouldn’t officially start the rp until next week, giving people some time to decide if and how they want to participate (I REALLY REALLY HOPE YOU DO!!!!), send in their character and story/event requests, and craft something that works for everybody. I strongly encourage you all to participate in some way, and am happy to help however I can to make this easier and more enjoyable. Naturally @Vāstra II will have the final say on everything, but working together with intention, I think we can create something more vibrant and engaging than could be done by any one of us alone or acting spontaneously. (edited)
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Jeylien 26-Jul-18 06:14 PM
(And now I’m gunna be offline for about 18hrs while I cram for my exam and sleep, but I’ll get back to you all right after 😊💞) (edited)
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Aellor 26-Jul-18 09:09 PM
I'm not sure what you think is wrong with it? I'm enjoying this so far for sure. I don't think that restarting would be particularly beneficial unless you have something specific in mind.
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Vāstra II 27-Jul-18 12:31 AM
@Jeylien ;o_o I don't see anything particularly wrong with this RP, let alone anything that necessitates a restart, and, like Aellor, I'm enjoying it — greatly, even!
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KaliFyre 27-Jul-18 02:05 AM
Look, I'm not really interested in RP at the minute, it's not my strong suit and I'd rather sit back and watch it unfold and join later than join from the start and potentially infringe on other's ideas. (edited)
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Vāstra II 27-Jul-18 02:10 AM
:/
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Jeylien 27-Jul-18 09:35 PM
Since you guys don’t wanna restart that’s fine, I’ll go ahead. I guess I just feel like I’ve been playing my guys all wrong, and considering they’re both veteran rp characters with over half a decade of character development behind them, it’s hard for me not to get perfectionistic and easily disappointed in myself/my portrayals. (It’s especially bad when I have situations like these, where Jeremy’s intellect should shine through, but I, myself, am no genius and particularly weak with dialogue anyways both fictionally AND real life 😣 so...yeah... it’s uncomfortable and usually leaves me feeling like I’ve spoiled it all.) Also, being perfectly honest I guess I didn’t expect so much fantasy, and like... this is basically an anthro universe, and I’m more comfortable with speccer-style nonhumans. The lack of plausibility of creatures and everything freaks me out and that leaks through even though I try to repress 😓 (edited)
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Jeylien 27-Jul-18 09:51 PM
Actually, to give you credit— I’m impressed with the spaceship stuff that’s been written up so far, and your character portrayals, and of course language!! So even though the actual anatomy/physiology/etc.-form of said characters and shapeshifting in general is something I have to make myself choke down, you make up for it with the rest. Which means it’s mostly that I feel I totally tainted my own characters / forced actions and went too far off. That’s something I’ll just have to try and fix. Prob make some edits to salvage their essence best I can. Jer’s response to safir ship likely to change, as is the entire situation here with them going to the Voxian capsule and all my wack mess about Zi being psi. But...I can probably still pull it around...
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Yoshiman400 27-Jul-18 09:52 PM
Yeah, Vastra's really really good at going wild like that
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Vāstra II 27-Jul-18 09:54 PM
@Jeylien No, leave it, it's perfect as is! D:
Half the fun of RP is watching your characters go in completely unintended directions
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Jeylien 27-Jul-18 09:57 PM
Not for me. I mean, seeing them do things I didn’t predict, sure, but not when it goes against the character themselves. Which is what I’ve done. I’ve just screwed up all over, but in ways only I would notice, cuz only I know them so deeply. In truth I hadn’t expected to initiate like this; if I had thought I’d have to make all the moves, I wouldn’t have taken my guys to a different universe, cuz...it’s not easy to be the proactive initiator / pseudo-gm outside your own turf.
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Vāstra II 27-Jul-18 09:59 PM
I believe you mooted before the idea of people being changed in small but noticeable ways when they fall through a portal between universes; you could chalk it up to that?
I just hate to throw away everything that's been written already because of perfectionism, especially because I'm hopelessly perfectionistic myself. :X (edited)
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Jeylien 27-Jul-18 10:03 PM
Like, if I’d known I was just going to have to unthaw them right away by themselves, I wouldn’t have frozen them in the first place. If I knew nobody else was gunna charge in, I would have created an entirely different starter scenario... idk. It’s fine, I can work with it with some edits, like I said. But it’ll take time, might not get to it tonight either b/c stuff going on.
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Vāstra II 27-Jul-18 10:04 PM
Just roll with it. That's what I'd do. (edited)
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Jeylien 27-Jul-18 10:09 PM
I’m not a roll with it person at all and frankly I’m sick of people always telling me to not worry, go with it, loosen up, etc. It’s always dudes too, so hate to play the sex/gender thing but life has convinced me that’s definitely a factor. And it’s infuriating. Guys always telling me to be chill when I AM CHILL maybe just not THEIR chill, not goofy and whimsical and FRIVOLOUS..!!🤬!... Ok. I’ll cool myself down. But try and store this away for later cuz this is TOTALLY stuff Jer would say / attitude he’d have HAHAHA I gotta remember this...
Anyways. I gotta order a bunch of food for family and then spend time with said family make them feel appreciated. They get pissy when I’m on phone/etc and basically talking to people not them, so doubt I’ll be able to write up anything tonight.
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Vāstra II 27-Jul-18 10:13 PM
offers a hug? frown_safir (edited)
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Aellor 28-Jul-18 12:27 AM
So looking at the above... some takes on things. The universe in general is not really anthro. That's just me.
Yes there are Vailon also, but I think more characters are space elves rather than space animals.
In regards to the frustration of characters feeling out of character... if you feel the need to retcon some things, I'm personally okay with that. I just don't want to start over from scratch.
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Aellor 28-Jul-18 12:45 AM
(On a side note, sorry if the shapeshifting is bugging you, I'm intending to keep it lowkey. One of my goals for the Voxian species is to be a distinctly alien culture in ways that reflect in their reactions to things, their language, apparel, engineering, etc.)
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Jeylien 28-Jul-18 01:15 AM
Thanks, Aellor. Sorry if I came off really hash/bitchy. I really do try not to judge and I can/do appreciate fantasy stuff (even shapeshifting, etc.), and normally anthros don’t bother me too much, especially if I’m prepared for it. I know I write too much always, and I am kinda prone to these dramatic overreactions, but at least in this instance I’m feeling better now. And I didn’t want it to seem like I was blaming you or anything— you just happened to enter round about the time I got off track, which is to say basically immediately. 😅 I’ll get to this tomorrow, but after mulling it over I do think a little retcon will set me straight enough, and then hopefully can move forward from there. And hey— if you want any help developing your guy (either character wise, or as far as species/biology/etc), I am very happy to help!! I know I probably just painted myself as uptight overcontrolling ocd nerdsnob biznitch, but I try to be constructive rather than destructive and part of my pushy is I just wanna help things be the best they can which for me means most realistic/plausible/science grounded or at very least internally logical; I realize not everybody shares those values but that perspective is so inherent to me it’s not something I can shut off; know I always mean the best 😊 (edited)
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Aellor 28-Jul-18 11:08 PM
I'm still playing Voxian biology/culture by ear a little. Some of it I have pre-planned (like his name) and some of it is still open. For instance, I haven't yet specified how the shapeshifting works. He only switches between biped and quadruped after all, not to entirely different species. It's not horribly unscientific to suggest that that species has unusual joints which explain it?
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Jeylien 28-Jul-18 11:24 PM
Wait, so he won’t actually shapeshift at all, just change posture??
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Aellor 28-Jul-18 11:25 PM
In a way that probably dislocates joints?
I mean... my natural inclination is to do a proper shapeshifter because I like some of the in between steps too. But I'm not picky about it.
And if this is something that would make you significantly more comfortable with playing with him, I'm fine with going that route.
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Jeylien 28-Jul-18 11:40 PM
Oh, don’t worry about me. Seriously, whatever you find most fun and is acceptable in SA, I’ll be fine. Now that I know shapeshifting is here, I get used to it. I just don’t do well with surprises, and I have to actively control myself from trying to turn all fantasy into SF and push plausibility, but once I know, I can adapt. If this was my server or setting, I’d have my requirements, but it isn’t, and I don’t expect people to change everything around for me. Again, I’m sorry for making a fuss and if I made you uncomfortable. If I can make that up to you somehow, let me know. The only reason I haven’t gotten back to rp yet is I’ve been preoccupied with family, and trying to figure out how best to retcon without actually losing anything. But mostly family. With any luck I’ll be able to get things running again by tomorrow.
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Aellor 28-Jul-18 11:42 PM
Heh. Well I'm not planning on taking this beyond that limited degree of shapeshifting so no other surprises should be waiting there.
No magic ability or fireballs or anything like that.
Unless pyrokinesis is a psionic ability that got picked up I guess. ;p
So I guess more accurately... no other abilities he'd naturally be proficient in. Any other seemingly supernatural stuff would be newly acquired as part of the 'crash into universe' package deal. And thus something he'd be very inexperienced in and have to learn from the basics.
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Vāstra II 29-Jul-18 12:09 AM
Pyrokinesis is indeed a thing
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 12:35 AM
Haha. Well the skill that would be clearly most fun is being able to turn /other/ people into foxes. But that seems less fitting with both my origin setting and the current one. ;p
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 12:47 AM
What’s with you guys and foxes?? 😛
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 12:48 AM
Well in /this/ case, it's a running joke.
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 12:57 AM
Oh?
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 01:09 AM
There's the Vailon, my Voxian now, and comments about there already being lots of foxes... hence the joke works better with foxes instead of like... cats or something.
Plus there was that discussion the other day about Zi and/or Jer hitting on him?
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 01:10 AM
Well that’s only b/c they’re both kinda sex addicts, and under the right conditions, will sleep with just about anybody/thing.
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 01:11 AM
Indeed. I believe my reply at the time was that my guy likely wouldn't find their weird furless bodies attractive by default so they should talk after they manage to get a coat of fur. ;p
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 01:24 AM
Oh right, yeah - speaking of which fun fact: both guys are actually completely hairless on their entire body, they just can’t grow any, with the exception of hair on the head, eyebrows, eyelashes. Theoretically they might be able to grow facial hair, but I haven’t figured out wether they opt out of that, and all things considered, that would be the most convenient by far so I mostly play it that way. Long story behind that, it’s not solely just self-indulgent for me b/c I hate bodyhair and facial hair, I’ve actually justified it in-story lol. Oh! Also guyliner (eyeliner worn by men) is totally more of a normal thing where they come from, or like, it’s just a part of a guy styling up, like using any hair gel or cologne or etc. Probably other cosmetic / fashion type things that I haven’t yet thought of, which are considered rather gay or weird to modern culture mass populace, don’t have those connotations so much in their society either. But then again, even if they did, both guys are bi and so arguably gay anyways, so I guess it doesn’t matter anyway lol.
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Vāstra II 29-Jul-18 01:26 AM
Interesting
I'm not sure whether safir lack body hair but they do lack facial hair
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 01:30 AM
Pfffft... as if guyliner will seem any weirder to a Vox than anything else they do.
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 01:31 AM
Also while we’re on the topic of obscure body/medical stuff, I few years ago I spent several days obsessively researching circumcision and trying to decide if my bois here were circumcised or not lmao... seems like totally irrelevant detail that nobody would even think about, but I mean, superficial as it is, tiny things like that actually can and sometimes do make a difference, both in the context of intimate relationships, and general social acceptance... we often forget how much stuff we do that is cultural and might be seen as strange or even offensive outside our culture. And since Jeremy at least is a total manwhore so inevitably going to shamelessly (nay, pridefully) show all parts of his body around with no restraint, potentially having a mutilated penis is something that actually does potentially take on relevance 😝 But I never really did come to a conclusion on the circumcision topic anyway. Aesthetically I’d have preferred that, but it wasn’t as easy to justify as hairlessness, so...I ultimately just decided to drop it and be glad that nobody but me would ever think to wonder about it anyways 😂
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Vāstra II 29-Jul-18 01:35 AM
Indeed
Male safir are left intact pretty much universally
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 01:36 AM
Heh. Sometimes when you get to that level of detail you can handwave it. Allow people to draw their own conclusions.
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 01:44 AM
(I didn’t just get that idea/thought out of nowhere though — it came up in an Arthur C. Clarke novel. Guy from our time lost and frozen floating in space, is recovered and revived in year 3000+, and when he tries to hookup with this woman she is freaked out by his circumcised penis cuz apparently that practice was abandoned long ago so she’s never seen anything like it. So he doesn’t get that girl, but then when news gets out, plenty of others are intrigued, so he does ok, lol. But I can credit that novel for making me considerate of things I’d have otherwise never even thought about. SF is particularly good about that, good about occasionally bringing up weird obscure details and turning them into something. I guess that’s part of what I like about it, and why I try to do that as much as possible, myself.) Eh, I’m too perfectionistic to allow other people to draw conclusions about my stuff. I guess that means I’m overly controlling in a way... but accuracy matters too much to me, I just can’t stand to see my precious concepts misconstrued or otherwise warped. At the same time, I know if I’m ever lucky and blessed enough to have fans, they’re going to write fanfiction and it’s totally gunna grossly disregard everything... but I try not to think about that. I also long ago decided to try and minimize that by simply making some of it / as much of it as possible, canon, so at least then it’s not going against character. That’s why there’s so much nasty fanfic-y stuff in xznvrs, with JerZi. That’s originally why the scandalous incest — I knew that sorta thing was common and popular in fanfic, figured I’d rather try to get on top of it control it as much as I could, lol.
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 01:48 AM
facepalms "You can't fire me, I quit"? sorta thing?
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 01:56 AM
No, cuz in that scenario, there’s some boss above me I’m supposed to be answering to. Xznvrs is my creation, while I’d absolutely LOVE to have collaborators, contributors, people that are interested/enjoy it... it’s still mine, and I want that to be acknowledged and respected. They can have their kinky stuff, but they’d better do it my way, or it is INACCURATE / OUT OF CHARACTER / WRONG and I WANT THAT ACKNOWLEDGED!!! Lol. In all fairness though, I’m that way with other people’s stuff too — I do admittedly sometimes pressure and try to force ships that others aren’t instantly accepting of, but the point is, I either get validation from the source creator, or I don’t do it. I can’t and don’t write fanfic, b/c I’d have no way of getting verification for everything from the creators. And no matter how much I might crave a specific ship or scenario, I care more about things being validated, accepted, and ideally, to the point where it’s incorporated into canon. But that’s why I also lose all my friends and rp partners inevitably.
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 02:02 AM
Ah.
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 06:20 AM
Looking at your updates, I get the general sense of them. I'm glad you found an alternate motivation for Zi to be out there because that whole... wind warped thing did seem a bit forced.
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Jeylien 29-Jul-18 06:34 AM
It was. Probably b/c it was late and I was really tired and trying not to rely so heavily on Jeremy, but the fact is, without him Zi would never do anything so...that’s why Jer is there. He might be a bully and a bigoted dick and abusive, but he makes things happen. He’s also supposed to be a genius so I often get confused at first when playing b/c a genius should know better than to do the stupid shit Jer does... but that’s just what it is I guess. Maybe someday in canon I can find a way to actually make Jeremy intellectually intimidating and exceedingly desirable like he’s supposed to be, but until then, I guess I’ll just keep playing him as I always have, as has always worked. 🤷‍♀️
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Aellor 29-Jul-18 06:34 AM
Btw, let me know if it's not clear what layout of the airlock is. It's supposed to be a double airlock with the inner door only ever used to board and disembark the shuttle at all.
Instead there's a hole in the inner door that leads directly into the spacesuit. So someone can get in, close the hole (and detach the suit in the process) to go outside for space walks. And then when returning, hook it up again, open the hole, and climb out without having to open the inner door and experience any loss in air supply.
(Anyway, sleep is needed. At the very least a nap. I'll check in later.)
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Jeylien 30-Jul-18 02:49 AM
Ok guys, sorry I didn’t get to rp earlier. Also, apologies if it’s hard to follow or anything — I’ve decidedly given up on any sort of formal writing, I’m not really even trying in that regard, and I’m sure it shows. If it’s too much bother / you need me to start putting effort into being consistent with the writing and making it more... polished... let me know, and I’ll do my best to comply. I just figured in this context and format, it was better to type as stuff came to my head without really bothering to edit, for the sake of going faster and moving things forward. 🙂
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Aellor 30-Jul-18 10:39 AM
Something to keep in mind, this was the early days of space shuttles when every bit of utilizable space was precious.
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Aellor 30-Jul-18 07:21 PM
pokes Halian.
What are the Safir up to in all this?
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 07:31 PM
@Aellor Steaming toward the two other ships; I will post later, since I'm doing website and then system maintenance
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 08:51 PM
Yeah, I'd like to consider a way into this but this is the middle of a scene and I'd need a proper entry point
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Unless someone wants to play in #nsfw instead
or #rp-2 even (edited)
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Jeylien 30-Jul-18 09:01 PM
You have some experience playing safir so you could easily work something out with @Vāstra II and add / play another person on the safir ship!! I’ve been trying to move things along fast as possible so we can add more people in and generally get things happening, haha
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 09:59 PM
I'm not sure that the next move of the crew of the CSG Great Qalani IV should be… whether to board the other two ships, or force them to dock somewhere on their ship, or something else entirely
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@Yoshiman400 owo? #rp-2 (edited)
[10:04 PM] Yoshiman400: (I've got no problem inserting my pre-existing characters into something different. Just not sure who or what. My first choices would be Alita or Arkanis. Maybe Nami if an off-planet scene suffices.) @Yoshiman400 Would you happen to have an idea for a scene?
(also note: paragraph style preferred here)
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:05 PM
chinstrokes
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Preferably a day-on-the-job sort of thing for someone like Arkanis, or perhaps an indigenous (SFW) cultural event for one of the ladies. Honestly, being the astronomer, Arkanis would work pretty well as a civilian ambassador figure for the characters currently in the #rp channel, I would just need the right place to properly drop him in
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:09 PM
@Aellor @Jeylien Have y'all any preference for what the safir do next? I'm personally thinking “ask them nicely to come aboard, else board them”.
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Jeylien 30-Jul-18 10:12 PM
I’d be perfectly ok with that!
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Jeylien 30-Jul-18 10:23 PM
Sorry guys I’m preoccupied with other stuff at the moment but I love what’s being done with rp!! Sorry to leave you waiting
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:24 PM
@Yoshiman400 would you be fine writing the starter? because I'm still at a loss for ideas frown_safir (edited)
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:24 PM
I'll see if I can sort it out
Hrm...I have a good way in, but there may be some other lines I'd need to read beforehand.
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:30 PM
Oh?
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:35 PM
...I've completely forgotten, is the ship with Jei and Aeillor's characters entering Daia? Because I had a different idea in mind at first but I can rework it to fit the planetary/lunar setting
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:36 PM
They're in interplanetary space
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:36 PM
Ahhh. Hrm~
I can still work with this. <:D
But it'd still be fitting to have either or both of them respond to you first
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:38 PM
I thought you wanted to play in #rp-2?
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:38 PM
I did at first, but then I realized I could adapt myself into the first channel anyway with a bit of creativity
I am so sorry for flip-flopping like this XD
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:44 PM
If you want to play in 1, then I suggest what Jei suggested: roll a new character that's on the CSG Great Qalani IV
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:48 PM
Ohhhhhhh. I can try that, I may have no idea where the character list is though and there are no pinned messages here 😛
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:49 PM
What character list?
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:49 PM
Jei said "roll a new character", I thought that being a freeform channel there's a list of spare characters and I could pick one with a roll XD
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:51 PM
No
As in roll out a new character (the term being a holdover from tabletop RPGs where you actually roll dice to determine ability scores, in most cases)
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:52 PM
(Yeah, I know that is from a tabletop term XD)
Well, crap, back to square one...
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 10:55 PM
:c (edited)
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 10:55 PM
I'm trying to think, I'm trying to think
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Jeylien 30-Jul-18 11:00 PM
Yoshi, if you could play anything/anyone, what would you most want? Or another thing to consider- what sorta stuff would you like to be able to do with a character? Figure out what you’d like to be and we can weave it in, you don’t have to worry so much about matching everybody else. Though it’s admirable you want to.
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 11:04 PM
See, I was going to play my astronomer character as someone who knows one of the safir pilots on the ship, albeit he's not actually onboard at the time
The Qalani that is
I figured he'd be shipspotting or something goof off-y like that to occupy himself on a slow day 😃
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Jeylien 30-Jul-18 11:07 PM
Ooh, that’s good! That could totally work! Or I mean, might even be able to handwave a bit and say he IS onboard if you want him to be around for the action more. I mean, astronomers travel too, for work and/or vacations. But seems you’ve got a good handle on things and it’s totally up to you (and Vastra) of course!
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 11:07 PM
That's totally something I can imagine him doing, curled up in his quarters logged onto the Alliance analogue to FlightRadar24 and listening to radio traffic (edited)
And he could well be a passenger on the CSG Great Qalani IV
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Yoshiman400 30-Jul-18 11:08 PM
Oh god, Arkanis with a spaceship radio scanner. >XD
That might just be his white noise if he's sleep deprived (edited)
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Vāstra II 30-Jul-18 11:09 PM
Maybe!
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Yoshiman400 31-Jul-18 12:10 AM
@Jeylien No offense, I just thought it was funny that you started typing right after I said I was ready to sleep
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:11 AM
No I was typing before, I just keep pausing cuz I’m watching a show and also rather tired myself so keep losing focus lol
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Yoshiman400 31-Jul-18 12:11 AM
Ah
It's alright
We can try picking this up again next time
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 01:20 AM
Yeah I’ll try to be more available earlier.
Speaking of which, while I don’t intend to enforce set rp times, it would help to know generally when people are available / what is most convenient for everybody. Takes me a little while to get in the rp mindset sometimes so if I know ahead of time I can be ready when everybody else is online.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 01:48 AM
Well, seems everybody else is already asleep (as I will be soon, too), but I’ll just ramble on my own then... NGL, I’m rather proud of Jer’s response this time, it’s much more him, and...it humors me, as his arrogant crudeness usually does — “I think you’re full of shit”, what a way to make first contact 😂 Meanwhile, I must confess I’m rather excited about this male safir. I keep imagining someone slight, petite, cute...and he’s an astronomer... <automatically ships him with Xzenor lolol> (no worries, I don’t actually expect the pairing to happen / I don’t know know enough about Arkanis but would guess he’s straight or at least that nobody’s really wanting M/M pairings here, and that’s totally fine! I’m more laughing at myself for how my mind immediately jumped there 😅 and can see it so clear lol) (edited)
secretly goes off to draw yaoi/shounen-ai fanart anyways
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 03:23 AM
This week and the next are a bit unusual for me, but I'm usually on later evenings in Eastern standard Time.
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Vāstra II 31-Jul-18 04:11 AM
I'm usually around from evening to late night EDT. You're right about Arkanis being slight and petite, btw; male safir are shorter than either male or female humans, on average. (and AFAICT Arkanis is straight)
I won't be available from August 9-12, however, as I'll be staffing a Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix in Orlando
@Jeylien Is the Manifest Destiny 3's mic open while Xzenor's dressing Jeremy down? grin_safir (edited)
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 08:05 AM
Trying to figure out if the helmet would have it's own radio connection.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 08:49 AM
I’d figured the discussion between Zi&Jer is kept to themselves — Zi might not even truly have spoken it; they are cyborgs with wires in their brains and an ability to transmit direct thought messages of various form, and Zi tends to favor this over actually speaking, opposite to Jer’s outgoing extrovert tendency to vocalize... so the actual EM communication was kept between them. (Destiny wouldn’t just be openly broadcasting everything they say/think—they’d be in cahoots, she’d comply with their mental permissions, meaning Jer would have had to specifically tell her /request open comm transmit to share his rude greeting.) However, if you’d want the safir to pick up on this sibling/lovers quarrel... remember that Jer&Zi are both psionic now and don’t even know it. (And they’re both probably pretty strong, and while Jer has telepathic shields thanks to his unusual neurology, Xzenor is still cluelessly wide open! 😝)
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 09:06 AM
/ in different news, commentary on the rp... I find it rather amusing how formal/polite the safir A.I.’s language is 😆
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 09:16 AM
Definitely has that servant vibe. Which seems to fit what little I know of the SA cultural aesthetic, but is funny to me for being so contrasting to the much more Western-culture/informal/capitalistic/non... aristocratic(?) society of my guys. Idk, the correct words elude me, but you must know what I’m getting at. The safir obviously have a much more old-world-y/historical/classist society; all that formal politeness... I mean xznvrs has sophisticates too, of course, but it’s different, and not the priority for these folks lol 😅 (edited)
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Vāstra II 31-Jul-18 10:02 AM
I think the words you're looking for are “egalitarian” and “stratified”. (edited)
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Vāstra II 31-Jul-18 10:24 AM
(2) Xzenor hasn’t been totally overwhelmed with unknown psi powers Aw
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 10:37 AM
Yeah. It's a big contrast. Jer and Zi seem almost more like space cowboys?
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 11:09 AM
Ironically enough, Jersey are actually from wealthy/high-class And well-educated, they’re just...USAmerican 😜
On rare occasion when he really wants to / if it’s proven necessary or beneficial enough to him, Jer can be professional and maybe even sophisticated. He just often doesn’t bother. It rarely is called for or makes enough difference. Boldly blasting forward and bullying your way through is honestly often more efficient/effective.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 11:15 AM
I can just imagine some aristocrat looking at them and saying 'how boorish'
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 11:16 AM
😂 yeah totally. Little do they know, these guys can be very high-minded if you catch them on the right things and in the right mood.
Still very stereotypical American though— Jer in particular has no interest in or tolerance of superficial phonies. “Liars, fakes, disgusting.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 11:21 AM
Well luckily Zi is more interactive.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 11:21 AM
ROFLMAO, you think? 😂
Zi’s an introverted loner homebody hermit who if given the opportunity will just stay in his room on his bed watching movies. It’s usually Jer or some other extrovert that has to drag him out.
Jeremy is significantly more outgoing than Xzenor, I honestly consider him a social/action catalyst. He just doesn’t bother to be polished, because... honestly why?
What purpose does the dance of sophistication serve, really? Politeness is good at preventing some hurt feelings but it’s not always honest, so all it does is put a veneer of nicety over truth. And who really cares about others’ fragile feelings anyways? Social Darwinism, bro! 😝
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 11:34 AM
Well sure, but he's nicer. Plus being psychic helps with the language barrier a little.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 11:40 AM
Yeah, the psychic/language-barrier aspect will definitely have effect. And I guess Zi’s nicer... idk. I guess I’m half jerklord like Jer, so it’s hard for me to see him as unpleasantly as everybody else seems to.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 11:41 AM
There are benefits to bring nice. Insulting people does more than just hurt their feeling. It makes them act negatively towards you too.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 11:46 AM
(Also there’s definitely a bit of a gender thing it seems— it’s common stereotype/trope that women like bad-boys and jerks, and my own life experience has lent credence to stereotypes. There’s reasons they come to exist in the first place, after all, haha. Seems everybody I describe Jer to is bothered by his rudeness, finds him to be an asshole, but also seems other women are much more forgiving of it and therefore capable of appreciating his character as I do, than men. It’s fascinating for me to analyze, but also frustrating...cuz I often wish I wasn’t alone in my Jer-fandom and worry that too much of my bias leaks through and makes things worse / only makes his character even more intolerable to everyone else... ugh, creator troubles 😫)
it’s also rather awkward to have to realize you’re apparently a jerk by most people’s standards. Narcissism is really weird like that. You don’t wanna think you’re a bad person, but you also don’t care if you are so long as you still get what you want. Which sometimes requires being nice to people, sure, so you do it when you have to, but it’s so annoying..
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 11:58 AM
Sad truth but attractive people can often get away with being assholes more. Intelligence, athleticism, and outgoing personality also help. Jeremy, unlike myself, is blessed to be one of those people. So I get to live vicariously through him. Zi is intentionally more like myself, so there’s no real vicarious proxy thrill to be had from him. Not in that way. But because he’s a version of me (and of course, closely related to Jer) he can also definitely be a dick at times too, he just doesn’t get away with it as much.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:10 PM
Well the issue with this is that you only get that to work when one person is forgiving. It's the prisoner dilemma. If both people are jerks then they unnecessarily aggrevate each other. If only one is then the nice person gets trampled.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:12 PM
— I mean maybe it’s just my experience, but as far as social status / popularity goes, being nice helps, but being confident and outgoing helps even more. Being a confident, outgoing nice person is ideal and best, but the confident outgoing assholes often seem to do just about as well. Many successful people — celebrities and wealthy— are known to be kindof jerks. Yet they’re still celebrities and/or wealthy... Most everybody is at least somewhat drawn to self-assured individuals. There’s something reassuring in it, it’s comforting to be around confident people, there’s a sense of primal security and vitality. (edited)
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:15 PM
Depends. There's a level where people are unpleasant to personally work with even if they are confident and well assured to the public.
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Tatsu BOT 31-Jul-18 12:15 PM
🆙 | Aellor leveled up!
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:15 PM
But yeah, I agree with what you say regarding the prisoners dilemma — two Alphas usually just but heads with each other to no great avail.
This definitely occurs plenty with Jeremy, too. I don’t see that really being relevant to rp here though.
Not yet, anyways.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:19 PM
More just social commentary.
About why being nice isn't the worst thing.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:20 PM
But I mean, if Jer ends up butting the wrong heads and put in jail or killed or something, whatevs. That’s not atypical, it’s happened in rps before and plenty in canon too, haha. It’s actually kinda the recurrent pattern of his life. Vicious cycle.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:21 PM
Cause nice people are required for jer to interact with. Probably why Jer gets along with him as well as he does?
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:29 PM
Jeremy’s a human like any other— he has friends and such too. He can be fairly amiable to the right people, even downright fun and generous. But it’s an earned thing, it’s not automatic or dealt indiscriminately. Jeremy’s been used and abused and objectified/dehumanized by so many people over the course of his life, his disrespect is learned behavior, somewhat understandable. He’s usually respectful enough to people that prove to be so, to him. That’s just rarer in the society/life he’s coming from.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:32 PM
Right. Aka... he's not 100% jerk. I guess you're saying that he doesn't pre-pave his conversations with niceness?
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:33 PM
Exactly. He is actually really really smart deep-down, but he commonly talks before he thinks lol. Typical extrovert 😂 (edited)
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:34 PM
Dang extroverts, causing so much trouble for us introverts.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:37 PM
Ikr?! Zi’s an introvert so he seems nice b/c his dickishness is often hidden internally. Jeremy externalizes it, so he’s outwardly an asshole, but it’s not like we don’t all have similar thoughts/tendencies lol
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:47 PM
Anyways, sorry if it seemed like I was trying to argue or anything. I guess I am kinda prone to play devils-advocate at times, and I do have some social-Darwinist mentalities, but overall I totally agree— politeness, being considerate and compassionate and nice to others, is a good thing and something everybody should strive for to a degree, of course. Empathy is good and necessary, and compassionate/cooperative societies arguably do better in the long run. It’s all about balance. Selfishness/aggression is necessary, as is empathy/compromise, the key is having the right mix.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:55 PM
If only people could agree on what that mix is.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 12:57 PM
Diversity is good, including diversity of opinion. Too much consensus, too much sameness, too much boring 😛
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 12:58 PM
Anyway, I've definitely gotten in trouble with my own tendency to devil advocate.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 01:01 PM
I’m just a major hypocrite and living paradox, I have weird mixed and conflicting ideologies, so...yeah, haha. Plus I have a rebellious tendency / counter-culture drive, that devil’s-advocate leaning. I also often get myself into trouble for it all, most commonly, with myself. Constant internal conflict lol. Oh well.
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 01:02 PM
As to introvert tendency of dickishness, I've found success by letting go of iteration at others when they don't matter to my life.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 01:02 PM
*irritation, you mean?
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Aellor 31-Jul-18 01:04 PM
... yes
Please pardon my heavy autocorrection accent. It's just an expression of my heritage as being from the internet.
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 01:08 PM
😂 niiiiiice one there. Good line.
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Vāstra II 31-Jul-18 01:56 PM
Personal experience: Narcissism is fun. ><
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Jeylien 31-Jul-18 02:14 PM
Sarcasm?
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Yoshiman400 31-Jul-18 11:42 PM
Sorry I didn't do anything today
I got out of work and went immediately off to a golf course, didn't get home until about 7:00 PM time without having even eaten dinner then
And almost immediately afterward one of my IRC friends was trying to call me to help him with something XD
And then I got caught up in Youtubes afterward
Looks like I didn't miss a lot though
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 12:47 AM
Yeah, unfortunately haven’t been able to move forward much today. But soon. - At least you lucked out, being busy on a quiet day, and not directly present in the main rp scene’s action so, even with you not being around, it’s not like things get stalled or anyone is waiting on you. But I do wanna meet Arkanis and maybe eventually test out his supposed heterosexuality hehehe lol so excited for when you ARE more heavily involved, even though that most likely means occasionally waiting on you, as everyone here will with everyone else 😄
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 03:53 AM
@Jeylien How big is Jeremy and Xzenor's shuttle?
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 04:25 AM
Big. Most of it is propulsion systems (rocket/jet/engine/etc), not payload or living space, but all together the thing is probably the size of a smallish navy submarine.... hold on, I’ll see if I can find good ref pic...
Maybe it’s a little smaller, idk. (It’s hard trying to design plausible spacecraft, and I’ve been too lazy to really try, I’m mostly just comparing to actual known stuff like spaceshuttle+launch-rockets) The MD shuttles are designed to be able to take off from and land planets with atmosphere, so getting off the planet is big hassle and means lots of fuel means large size.
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 04:39 AM
Jesus
I thought it was closer in size to the Space Shuttle ;'-'
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:07 AM
Well, iirc I’d warned you guys from the start that the MD shuttle was BIG (more like a mothership in size than what you think of with “shuttle”), and for story purposes I need the thing to have at least several specialized rooms and hefty internal equipment, and be able to take-off and land as a self-contained system merely needing fuel, no extra pieces. The space shuttles really only had one room, and required rocket boosters to take off. (Rocket boosters which detached and one might say, were then trashed— the shuttle was reused but the rockets that got it off Earth weren’t reusable, had to be replaced every launch.)
When you consider the size of the shuttle+rocket complex, and account for additional rooms filled with heavy hardware (so as good as add an extra spaceshuttle’s worth of weight needed to be blasted off planet), I hope the sub size isn’t too unreasonable.
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 11:11 AM
I forgot >_<; (edited)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:12 AM
But I haven’t done any math over it yet to check anything, and I need to research spaceplane designs and other proposed stuff to see what I might be able to get away with, with advanced future-tech. Until then, though, I’m going off gut feeling and general understanding of how intimidatingly large most rockets are 😓
And no worries, it’s easy to forget especially since I keep saying “shuttle” and haven’t provided designs.
That’s my bad.
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:22 AM
But yeah, rockets are huge...
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 11:23 AM
Yup
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:24 AM
Getting stuff off-planet requires hellabig boosters...
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 11:24 AM
Yes.
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:29 AM
Now it probably seems ridiculous that I’m still thinking of these traditional ROCKETS for my guys, from 300+ years future. I have tried to look into spaceplanes and other theorized type craft, and I do know that they have nuclear fusion power so they have some options we don’t... But most that seems to work more for interplanetary travel once already out of atmosphere, and I’m still searching for physics-adhering concepts to launch through atmosphere off-planet that can do so with more payload than we currently can support...which has forced me back to massive rockets thus far 😣 But honestly, I’m no aerospace engineer and don’t really keep up with this stuff or know much about it, so if you know something/ have suggestions, I’d love to have them! 😁 (edited)
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 11:39 AM
Have you ever played Orbiter?
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 11:41 AM
Yeah, shuttle size is scary to think about.
Especially considering that this particular one is one meant to be in orbit and not just to deliver stuff.
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 11:44 AM
Yeah (edited)
I'd look especially at the large variant DeltaGlider-EX
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:46 AM
Yeah, it’s made hella harder for me considering all the stuff this “shuttle” is meant to be able to do. For story purposes I’ve put too many functions/requirements on it, that normally are covered by the mothership/space-station. But...I’ve actually recently made changes that took some of this burden off, which I needed to do, yet even still, it’s just so darned much... 😫
Namely, the Manifest Destiny missions are interstellar missions, non-FTL. And with Alpha Colony here, and the fact they don’t qualify their mission with a number like “MD2” or something, you can probably guess we’re dealing with the first MD mission before they even planned others, so they went to our closest neighbor Alpha Centauri system, a mere 4ly away. But, non-FTL. Even with their fusion-power, the MD1 (as it later comes to be known) could reach speeds of ~0.1c at best, so that mere 4ly took 50ish human years travel time.
And while most of that was spent by most the human passengers in cryostasis, it was understandably a one-way journey, so they had to be able to establish a home for themselves to live out the rest of their days once the got there. Which means bringing everything you need for a permanently self-sustainable colony, bringing it with you.
So the MD mothership is basically its own closed self-sustaining biome, designed to be able to support ~200ppl for ~100yrs (the extra time was to give some wiggle-room in case something happened on the trip out to AC and they had to live on the ship, plus gives leniency time for actually getting ground colony established after the 50yr journey). Naturally, this small-town-in-space is too much to come and go from planet surface, so they have shuttles. But then, they won’t have a ready supply of rockets waiting for them in the barren alien world they’re going to either, so they bring those too, pre-attached to the shuttles.
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 11:59 AM
Sounds an awful lot like an eldar craftworld *shot*
(actually naw, a craftworld would be a lot bigger)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 12:05 PM
And, the shuttles themselves are basically an emergency backup system— the shuttles are meant to act as convertible habitats / starter building-blocks for the ground colony. Meaning, the crew can live in/off the shuttles for a while, sorta like a hotel/Mobile-home, as permanent housing is established. That’s what got me thinking about submarines— NASA’s Space Shuttles were literal shuttles, not really habitats. Astronauts often lived out of them for several days at a time, just like you could take a several-days-long bus ride from one end of the country to another, but then you get to your real living quarters. The MD shuttles, however, needed to be able to be those livable quarters for potentially months, just in case. Each shuttle is really more like the Space Shuttle and ISS combined. Submarines are a good reference concept, since they cover basically all these functions for the same timeframes.
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 12:05 PM
Ahhh
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 12:06 PM
But then, some googling reveals, subs are understandably quite large 😅
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 12:06 PM
I think a DGEX might be able to do that if you're fine with Amtrak-size accommodations
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 12:09 PM
Not sure that’d cut it, but yeah, you get the idea. It really sucks / I know I’m probably going to have to keep cutting stuff out for the sake of hardSF plausibility, but until I do, I just go with the idea that SHUTTLES ARE HUUUUUGE 😅
That’s nothing compared to the mothership though, hahaha. That’s not even a ship, it’s basically just a stereotypical-SF-spacestation as opposed to actual space stations which are tiny tin cans in space. Cuz, farmland, lol.
ANYWAYS OMG SORRY TAKING OVER THIS CHANNEL
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 12:17 PM
No, you're fine
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 12:19 PM
I gotta thank you guys though- this has forced me to stop avoiding thinking about spacecraft design stuffs, re-inspired me to do some work there. That stuff had been put on the shelf for years cuz too intimidating/I hadn’t had enough external motive to bother with it, cuz had never needed as many details like this before (never really had to compare xznvrs spacecraft to multiple other species’ of different tech levels before lol). But this has needed doing, so honestly, thanks 😁 (edited)
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 12:20 PM
naps for real now
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 02:48 PM
I don't blame you. Sometimes having to think too much into stuff is mind numbing. Question though. You said this was designed for like... a town. Does that mean Zi and Jer aren't the only ones on that ship and the rest are just still in cryo?
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 03:44 PM
Indeed. The Manifest Destiny mission was by necessity a colonizing mission, so they had ~200 carefully-selected passenger/colonist/Founders aboard. Throughout the 50yr journey, certain members of this group would become active/activated on a rotating schedule; these were the designated waking crew, of which Xzenor was one. I think probably only ~10% the total crew were waking crew, and of those, likely only half were active at any given time. The rest of the time these waking crew were in cryostasis storage with the others. - Note: Jeremy was technically/legally nonhuman status, so he didn’t really get the same considerations as the rest of the passenger-crew and just like the other A.I. aboard (Jer was legally reclassed as a kind of biological computer years before, then further submitted to an experimental project uploading human consciousness into A.I. form so ironically truly became A.I.-/computer-based) kept in a perpetually activated status, with several biological-body avatars at his disposal. Jer would have had at least 2 avatars (1 male form essentially exact replica of his original self, 1 female form), while the integrated ship super-A.I., Destiny, probably had a handful of possible avatars of both sex, and unlike Jeremy, s/he would frequently use more than one at a time. So all-in-all, during the SolSystem —> ACentari journey, there was probably around 30ish people living at any given time, while the rest were frozen corpsicles. However, provisions on the MD were designed to, if necessary, be able to support the full 200+ person populace, both as survival backup and since even given successful mission they’d need to expand upon it for permanent colonization anyways. (edited)
(Final note: 200 is very small isolate population, not really enough for sustainable genetic diversity & etc., and they knew this, which is why they brought biological designers with them to help engineer the population for the future, among other critical functions; they also brought biodata for additional people to be rebuilt by the modified Phoenix Project’s Lazarus Bioreactor technology upon successful arrival at ACentauri planet, to further improve population robustness and general colonization efforts.)
// Oh wait it seems there was a miscommunication... Jer&Zi are alone with a shuttle. My description above was for the mothership, the entire MD mission.
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 03:52 PM
Yes, that's what I was trying to sort through.
The Manifest Destiny itself is the mothership and was left behind in the other universe?
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 03:56 PM
At the point in timeline that I pulled from for this rp, the Manifest Destiny mission has already succeeded; they’ve completed the journey and are in the process of establishing Alpha Colony. Part of building life on a new world involves moving over what you have from your homeland, so there’s regular routine missions from planetside colony to the orbiting MD mothership, to transfer stuff or check-up on systems, maintenance etc. Since these are regular and routine (and with strong-A.I. like Destiny, most stuff is automated / could be done without human involvement anyway) they don’t need many people, just a couple to do any manual labor that a disembodied hypercapable computer-brain can’t do, so that’s the circumstances under which we snatched Jersey.
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 03:56 PM
Ah, so they're on the full ship, but only serving as the skeleton crew.
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 03:58 PM
Well I grabbed them on their way back from mothership to colony, so they just have the shuttle here. They’d already left the MD. Sorry, I guess that was all difficult to gather from my terribly written intro. >.<
The mothership is essentially left abandoned in orbit around the iceball hell planet of Alpha Colony, with only the occasional stop-ins by human crew during resupply. Destiny keeps things up for the most part, and does have probably a dozen avatars scattered throughout the mothership as needed. The real efforts are happening on the planet surface now, the mothership is maintained as almost storage/supply warehouse, ya dig? 🙂
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 04:18 PM
Okay, so the actual MD (the mothership) is huge. "That's no Moon!" level huge? Or more like "Who put a Rhode Island in orbit?" huge? Meanwhile... the shuttle they're on is... skyscraper size?
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 04:19 PM
😭 AHHHHHHH I DON’T KNOW IT’S ALL SO DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT AND AS SOON AS I TRY TO LOOK AT NUMBERS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WORKS..
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 04:20 PM
Also keep in mind that the more futuristic tech gets... the smaller. ;p
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 04:29 PM
Oh don’t worry, I most definitely am employing freakin crapton of that handwaving lolol (though, there’s also limit to how small and/or light stuff can get— and I refuse to fall into too much future science makes magictech possible!! with nanomagic and shiz..) But yeah, I’ve intentionally remained vague on size b/c I’ve been too lazy / not in inspired enough mindset or correct mood to even start looking into that level (cuz that requires starting to actually design the craft)... until today/now. Unfortunately I have to start prepping for a week-long trip asap, so as always my inspiration will be harshly interrupted by life and idk if I’ll get anything worthwhile accomplished before then, but at least I’m thinking again! 😄 And to answer your questions, as of right now, my current vision (though this is mostly impulsive gut feelings and thus highly likely to change as soon as I start crunching numbers) involves the MD-mothership being more on that Rhode Island level, though this will vary depending on specific design, while the shuttle (of which there were originally 4 total, btw, and Jersey here are just using 1) is approx the size of a naval submarine. Quite possibly similar shape too, being basically a giant-azz rocket that just happens to have a large house inside...essentially 😅
— MD shuttle would be approx size of the USS LA depicted for scale here. Ultimately probably a little bigger, and of course different shape, but this is good enough for now 😃
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 04:43 PM
Okay, so... actually comparable in size with the Voxian shuttle.
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 04:50 PM
OOH JOY OF JOYS it seems when I last attempted this stuff, I’d already started working out general scales/sizes and even considered basic design for the shuttles!!! 😄 Mostly I’d been trying to figure out the configuration and size of the mothership, but the basic giant-cylinder shape of the thing is likely to change and those dimensions altered, after discussing this stuff with a friend who has more experience with this stuff... The SHUTTLE dimensions and design here though, might actually still be workable, and so YAY!!!
The shuttle is the green thing under the green rectangle - looks vaguely like a plane from the front, like a sub from the side
And HERE you can see, that beigey pixel, represents an average-sized human to scale
After looking up some numbers, I’m probably going to have to increase the size of the shuttles some more for canon, but this will suffice now for rp. (If you’re interested what numbers these are, and my reasoning behind why I feel I need to up the shuttle size from them, I’m happy to pm the deets)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 08:57 PM
// Ethanol-including-beverage containing party so happening in rp sometime. Break down those interpersonal barriers, let out those psi abilities, wreckit ! 😆 Jer can be DD jk, I doubt they still drive vehicles manually but still; point is he’d be sober through whatever fun
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:05 PM
>just wants to get Zi crazy drunk to wake up later in a scene of music video level post-party dishevelment lol >also wants to see what bizarre erotic trysts this catalyzes >knows none of it will happen though, b/c dudes are both couple of sober NERDS >great sadness disappointment
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:10 PM
;o_o
I think one of the safir Great Qalani IV crew members will be the designated driver
Especially since safir above a certain psionic power level are forbidden from using alcohol
Nor would I be surprised if company policy forbids alcohol onboard
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:15 PM
aye
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:16 PM
SUCH BUZZKILLS HERE
((😝))
Question- so how we gunna physically bring Arkanis in, or is he just gunna be like long-distance presence the whole time? (Note I realize we gotta get through this first-contact encounter and get the humans+voxian onto the safir ship first and foremost, but after that...)
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:21 PM
Surely long distance at first
He might be able to teleport on, provided he's not barred from doing so
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:22 PM
Oh dang, that technology exists?!O.O
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:23 PM
Somewhat, but safir are (occasionally) capable of teleportation themselves
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:25 PM
This guy sounds way interesting... >compulsively ships with xzenor
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:25 PM
XD
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:28 PM
Actually in all likelihood there will be very awkward moments if nothing else. Poor Zi. Psi powers near (or equaling?) a safir adult’s but with the awareness/control of a human child to start...
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:28 PM
Heh
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:28 PM
@Yoshiman400 I didn't know he could teleport that far, what is he doing in the outside world O_O
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:28 PM
I dunno
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:29 PM
@Jeylien Yeah, unless he finds or is found a way to get those under control he's probably a dead man walking?
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:29 PM
They’ll learn quick.
Adapt to survive, after all.
Obviously things are pretty chill right now. I haven’t decided if that’s b/c stuff hasn’t really hit them yet or what... not sure when the best time to spring it would be 🤔
Still though. Imagine if your stronger thoughts were unintentionally broadcast to the people around you 😈 >looks across room, sees aesthetic person/crush >/stunned emotions/ >/lewd images/
pathetic attempts at acceptable vocal conversation and cover-up
😂 this is basically gunna be Zi at first. (For everybody’s benefit, Jeremy is gunna be essentially telepathically blocked, most especially as far as exuding thoughts. With intentional effort and if he’s consciously allowing reception stuff can probably get through and with targeted effort he can maybe get some thoughts out— most definitely communicate with Zi— but I’m handwaving a psionic mute on him cuz necessary lol. He’ll get telekinesis to make up for it though, so...still kinda terrifying 😅) (edited)
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:42 PM
Sorry, computer borked on me
WRT Arkanis teleporting, I only said that because a) I play him in a channel on IRC that he can access kind of in a teleported dream stance or something weird like that, and b) I forget what the typical safir self-teleportation capability is if any
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:44 PM
You don’t happen to have any pics of this guy, do you?
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:44 PM
I do!
Granted it's via Anime Character Creator and doesn't allow me to adjust his height or number or arms
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:46 PM
@Yoshiman400 Not more than 1 km except in very extreme specimens
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:46 PM
But if you can imagine him with an extra pair of arms, a 5'4"ish stature, and parts of his hair dyed yellow, there you go
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:47 PM
(Also his shirt buttoned all the way up)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:47 PM
Oh, his hair is short? That’s interesting, I recall being told that safir keep long hair... huh
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:47 PM
Femmes do
It's typically more variable for guys
(Although some femmes may necessitate shorter hair for hygenic/safety purposes) (edited)
Ark's father usually keeps his hair long enough to be ponytailed
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:51 PM
Well this is good. I was totes imagining him with flowing silky long hair lmao 😆 Which is weird b/c I normally don’t like long hair on dudes and so wouldn’t typically picture it or enjoy that visage as much as I was.... 😏 hah, oh well. Lol basically he’s a total geeknerd, can tell by the whole styling. Understandable. Kinda funny.
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:51 PM
XD he's not an uber geeknerd, just good in science
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:54 PM
Some male safir do have flowing silky long hair 'w'
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:54 PM
Random thought— psychosomatic reactions are a thing, so I think when psionics kick in more for my dudes they’re gunna get ill. if they don’t get sick anyways from their immune system freaking out over new foreign microbes/molecules lol
Not for long though. I won’t make a huge deal out of it, just enough for the extra dramaz 😈
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:55 PM
Hehe
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:56 PM
I hope not frown_safir
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:58 PM
Man if you never have your characters get drunk or drugged or ill or put in uncomfortable awkward disadvantaged situations, what do you even do in your rps?! 😝
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:59 PM
Put them in comfortable, awesome, advantaged situations. ^_^ (edited)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 09:59 PM
Gross. I’m out.
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 09:59 PM
XD
That's actually a joke about playing sex scenes
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 09:59 PM
😢
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 10:00 PM
Lol seriously though... Speaking of rp... @Vāstra II let me know if there’s anything else you need from me to be able to respond.
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 10:00 PM
A four-minute informative speech on work-at-home jobs 😰
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 10:01 PM
Wait, what?
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 10:02 PM
Homework
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 10:03 PM
Ohhhhh hahaha Well that sucks. Sorry pal.
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 10:37 PM
Also Jei, since I have it on my computer, here's what Arkanis' currently-an-infant niece will probably look like when she becomes a teenager
But because of her mixed genetics, she actually has "only" two arms 😛
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Vāstra II 01-Aug-18 10:45 PM
(And is an ōkamimimi instead of a nekomimi, but program limitations)
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 10:45 PM
(That is true XD)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 10:51 PM
(What is okami ?)
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 10:51 PM
(wolf)
(Sapphira's paternal parent is a werewolf)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 10:52 PM
Huh, kinky interesting.
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Yoshiman400 01-Aug-18 10:52 PM
XD
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KaliFyre 01-Aug-18 11:02 PM
At some point I need to read the RP backlog but it's a bit verbose for my mind right now, especially with what's been happening IRL. heh
Vastra knows what I mean by that.
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 11:07 PM
No worries, rp itself is stalled for the moment anyways. The rest here is mostly just my ceaseless chatter 😝
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Aellor 01-Aug-18 11:19 PM
Yup. I'm waiting on Jei and she is waiting for Vastra
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Vāstra II 02-Aug-18 03:56 PM
That should be good for now?
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Aellor 02-Aug-18 04:06 PM
Maaaybe?
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Aellor 02-Aug-18 04:14 PM
Dunno. It's up to Jei I guess. But what are the space elves doing on the broadcast?
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Vāstra II 02-Aug-18 04:45 PM
Just being there; slow-scan TV is pictures
Receiving Slow scan television picture on 145.800 Mhz from the international space station February 24th 2015
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Jeylien 03-Aug-18 08:33 AM
Oh lol, this seems weirdly old-school 😂 but I guess that makes sense... kinda... I just find it funny they still do this, when I know for a fact that astronauts on the ISS occasionally have live Skype sessions and stuff too, but this is probably simpler and more versatile / plausible for this inter-species exchange here, idk
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 11:39 AM
Yeah... if you don't know the other person's software... this is the best option.
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KaliFyre 03-Aug-18 07:56 PM
wishes he could afford to do Ham radio... but it's prohibitively expensive.
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 08:21 PM
Proooobably? Anyway, who's here?
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:21 PM
Hi! ^_^
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 08:22 PM
Hi Yosh! What's your character up to?
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:22 PM
Let me reread the scene and review the situation. :3
Crap, I can't find the character Hal said Arkanis was acquainted with
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 08:28 PM
XD Yeah, there be backlogs.
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:28 PM
Yeah, I wish I could remember what channel it was he mentioned it in
Cause it doesn't seem to be this one
It was a short name too, four letters I think
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Vāstra II 03-Aug-18 08:31 PM
@Yoshiman400 Kèna
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:31 PM
Oh thanks. XD
aaaaaaand Discord refuses to search with that accent mark on the e XD
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Vāstra II 03-Aug-18 08:32 PM
o_O It works fine for me
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:32 PM
It does
but it doesn't highlight the e
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Vāstra II 03-Aug-18 08:33 PM
Speaking of, @Jeylien fixed description of Aþáme Kīdaþ in my last post
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:36 PM
Also
Is "wood elf" a slang term for a naga
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Vāstra II 03-Aug-18 08:37 PM
No, just that his upper half kinda looks like a wood elf in my mind's eye (edited)
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 08:37 PM
Oh okay~
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 09:09 PM
What's Stillstorm?
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 09:12 PM
Nickname for one of his computers
I forget which one
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Vāstra II 03-Aug-18 09:15 PM
Desktop
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 09:18 PM
Ah.
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KaliFyre 03-Aug-18 09:22 PM
The nickname for my Laptop is Aikido. My cloud gaming PC is Baseball, my new deaktop will be Cricket once I build it. 😛
Also on topic, I'm going to jump into RP2 with some Wyrmfolk/Vailon stuff at some point in the next week. I would now but I'm going to the gym in a half hour.
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 09:44 PM
My laptop is Zephyr.
Naming electronics is a rite of passage and very necessary.
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Shyriath 03-Aug-18 09:50 PM
I'll name PCs or laptops, but I've never had an urge to name my phones.
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 09:51 PM
Oh, that's true. I've never felt the need for phones because I'm used to them not being computers.
But these days... that might start to change.
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Shyriath 03-Aug-18 09:53 PM
I'm not sure it'll change for me, just because I hate phones. I like smartphones better, but only all the parts of them that don't do phone things.
Besides, I like to pick dramatic names, which doesn't work so well for something you can put in your pocket.
My current PC is the Engine of Doom.
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 09:57 PM
Oh, yeah.
I suppose like an mp3 player could be a harbringer of petulance?
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Shyriath 03-Aug-18 09:57 PM
snrk.
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 09:58 PM
No, I did not mean pestilence. ;p
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Shyriath 03-Aug-18 09:59 PM
imagines it going "waaaah" in an annoying, tinny little electronic voice.
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Yoshiman400 03-Aug-18 09:59 PM
WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
(GOOD HEAVENS LOOK AT THE TIME)
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 10:02 PM
It's not that late. >.>
I'll probably be up for like... hours yet.
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Shyriath 03-Aug-18 10:04 PM
Y'know, I haven't gotten much sleep lately and it's been a stressful day and I feel like I my nap was not enough. On the other hand, I have only recently started getting into a worldbuilding article I'm writing and I would hate to lose the momentum.
I am not fond of this dilemma. sob_safir
sob_safir 1
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Aellor 03-Aug-18 10:19 PM
Those are the worst.
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Jeylien 04-Aug-18 02:47 AM
Naming inanimate objects is for children 😝 But seriously though, the only nonliving things me or my family names are cars, and that’s partly just to keep track of them. They don’t all have names even... actually now I think on it, it’s only 3/10 of total family cars over the course of my life that have ever been named. But I think it might be partly or largely a guy thing.
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 05:53 AM
Naming cars… how weird stick_out_tongue_safir (edited)
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Aellor 04-Aug-18 07:57 AM
My sister totally does it too.
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Jeylien 04-Aug-18 10:05 AM
I’ve just encountered it more commonly in dudes.
which only supports my statement that naming inanimate objects is for children, cuz of course, men are on average more childish 😝 jk
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Shyriath 04-Aug-18 10:45 AM
embraces his inner child. Who probably needs a hug anyway. stick_out_tongue_safir
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 01:32 PM
hugs @Shyriath and his inner child (edited)
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 08:21 PM
@Jeylien suggestion: have Xzenor do the talking, as I'd really rather him, Jeremy, and the Voxian to come aboard the safir ship stick_out_tongue_safir
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Jeylien 04-Aug-18 08:45 PM
Zi is not proactive dude like that, sorry. He may technically be my antihero protagonist in core story, but he’s the type of protag that things happen TO, not that makes things happen. It’s Jer that makes things happen. But he’s also a no-nonsense down-to-Earth/deal-with-the-present type guy, so he’ll stop bothering with something if he deems it unnecessary. It’s not impossible to get them on the safir ship, I just don’t see them having a compelling reason to yet. I’ll try and think of ways to motivate them, but I also don’t intend to force actions b/c that never sits well with me. My guys aren’t just game pieces to move around at my whim, to me they’re people with their own agendas who quite often do as they damn well please instead of as I might like 😑
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 08:52 PM
I'm sorry. I just don't want to have the pacific safir be aggressive in this situation. frown_safir (edited)
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Jeylien 04-Aug-18 08:54 PM
Oh geeze... if I’d have known they were a pacifist society... well then I probably wouldn’t have sent Jersey there in the first place 😅 obviously not compatible lol. Oops. My bad.
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Tatsu BOT 04-Aug-18 08:54 PM
🆙 | JeiLooseArrow leveled up!
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Yoshiman400 04-Aug-18 08:54 PM
XD
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 08:54 PM
I'm sorry! sob_safir (edited)
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Jeylien 04-Aug-18 08:59 PM
It’s ok. I’ll find a way to motivate my guys off the ship I guess. Though all things considered, maybe I should just find a way to send them back home again soon. You’ll have the Vox and they’ll all have had this weird alien encounter, that’s something to get people talking and probably enough you guys can build off that. Mine don’t fit and are just in the way/ would just piss everybody (both ic and out) off at this point apparently, so... I’ll go enough to set good stage for the rest of you then I’ll bow out gracefully. No harm done.
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 09:01 PM
They're not in the way! Plus it'd be less fun if they left! D:
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 09:19 PM
meanwhile foxbarks at @Aellor? 'w'
@Yoshiman400 I'm not quite sure what Arkanis means by “open the lines up again”?
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Yoshiman400 04-Aug-18 09:26 PM
If Kena doesn't mind him communicating with the others
Since he is sort of meddling in official orders =P
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 09:31 PM
<Arkanis> beryl_sendhelp
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Aellor 04-Aug-18 09:32 PM
Yess.... foxbarking.
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Vāstra II 04-Aug-18 09:32 PM
'w' *fwipfwipfwipfwipfwipfwipfwipfwipfwip~*
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Yoshiman400 04-Aug-18 09:32 PM
I don't get the Arkanis emoji
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