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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:35 am

Highfort wrote:WELL NOW YOU'VE FORCED MY HAND!

I'm going to force myself to post something half-decent to prove that I can indeed exploit multiple second-winds. Seriously.

*eagerly anticipates*

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
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Postby Monfrox » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:43 am


Hmmmm..... *holds up*

Mmmm.... *turns left*

I see..... *turns right*

Mmmhmmm..... *turns upside down*

*puts down* I get it.
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Postby Tiltjuice » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:47 am

Ask and ye shall receive. *is genuinely shirtless, having just gotten out of the shower*

Now where are those needle nose pliers...? These wires need stripping.

If ya know what I mean.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:47 am

Monfrox wrote:Hmmmm..... *holds up*

Mmmm.... *turns left*

I see..... *turns right*

Mmmhmmm..... *turns upside down*

*puts down* I get it.

You just have to read all the little stuff.

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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:48 am

Tiltjuice wrote:Ask and ye shall receive. *is genuinely shirtless, having just gotten out of the shower*

Now where are those needle nose pliers...? These wires need stripping.

If ya know what I mean.

Wax, darling. It does wonders.

:rofl: http://xkcd.com/755/
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:50 am

Swith Witherward wrote:I love XKCD. Here's a CS-related one for Agy, Tilt and the rest: http://xkcd.com/754/. It's not their best. Still good, though.


That's so true its not even funny.
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Postby Monfrox » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:51 am

Damn you, Swith. You've bested me this time, but I shall be back for another fight.

Now I'm gonna leave this here and go to bed.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:53 am

Monfrox wrote:Damn you, Swith. You've bested me this time, but I shall be back for another fight.

Now I'm gonna leave this here and go to bed.

Oh god, that's hilarious! I don't know why, but it is.

Agy, you should go for a softer and less stressful degree, like double majoring in quantum physics and biochem engineering!
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:57 am

Swith Witherward wrote:
Monfrox wrote:Damn you, Swith. You've bested me this time, but I shall be back for another fight.

Now I'm gonna leave this here and go to bed.

Oh god, that's hilarious! I don't know why, but it is.

Agy, you should go for a softer and less stressful degree, like double majoring in quantum physics and biochem engineering!


You should see the god of our CS class. A master of Java, C++, and C, he's taking a double major of CS and pre-med bio with a minor in astrophysics. That man is a beast.
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Postby Tiltjuice » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:59 am

Swith Witherward wrote:
Tiltjuice wrote:Ask and ye shall receive. *is genuinely shirtless, having just gotten out of the shower*

Now where are those needle nose pliers...? These wires need stripping.

If ya know what I mean.

Wax, darling. It does wonders.

:rofl: http://xkcd.com/755/


These are hilarious. :p

I actually don't have trouble there. I meant actual wires :p
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:00 am

Highfort wrote:You should see the god of our CS class. A master of Java, C++, and C, he's taking a double major of CS and pre-med bio with a minor in astrophysics. That man is a beast.

CS as a physics major sees it:

Java: what I drink when I wake.
C++: lazy for CDE.
C: the grade that ruined my semester.

He sounds like a beast, though. Too much for one person to master, yet he does.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:01 am

Tiltjuice wrote:These are hilarious. :p

I actually don't have trouble there. I meant actual wires :p

Nipple piercings? :p
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:05 am

Swith Witherward wrote:
Highfort wrote:You should see the god of our CS class. A master of Java, C++, and C, he's taking a double major of CS and pre-med bio with a minor in astrophysics. That man is a beast.

CS as a physics major sees it:

Java: what I drink when I wake.
C++: lazy for CDE.
C: the grade that ruined my semester.


He sounds like a beast, though. Too much for one person to master, yet he does.


The part that makes it awesome is that he isn't even doing it to prove a point or anything. He's doing it for fun.

He literally said that pre-med was just to see if he could handle it, astrophysics is so he can watch Neil Degrasse Tyson and understand the in-depth mechanics of what he's talking about, and CS is his primary major because he likes to code. Literally, this guy is living his dream.

The only bad thing I can say is that he's succumbed to the same ills as the rest of the CS department: too many energy drinks, odd waking hours, and not enough sleep. He's probably shortened his lifespan by 10 years, on top of the stress from his other major and minor. Then again, he's the kind of guy who enjoys the pressure, so maybe he'd be bored if he wasn't shortening his life.
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Postby Tiltjuice » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:06 am

Swith Witherward wrote:
Tiltjuice wrote:These are hilarious. :p

I actually don't have trouble there. I meant actual wires :p

Nipple piercings? :p


Dream on, darling.

Goodnight you two!
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:08 am

Tiltjuice wrote:
Swith Witherward wrote:Nipple piercings? :p


Dream on, darling.

Goodnight you two!


*Offers penguin salute*

Good night, Tilt!
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:10 am

Highfort wrote:The part that makes it awesome is that he isn't even doing it to prove a point or anything. He's doing it for fun.

He literally said that pre-med was just to see if he could handle it, astrophysics is so he can watch Neil Degrasse Tyson and understand the in-depth mechanics of what he's talking about, and CS is his primary major because he likes to code. Literally, this guy is living his dream.

The only bad thing I can say is that he's succumbed to the same ills as the rest of the CS department: too many energy drinks, odd waking hours, and not enough sleep. He's probably shortened his lifespan by 10 years, on top of the stress from his other major and minor. Then again, he's the kind of guy who enjoys the pressure, so maybe he'd be bored if he wasn't shortening his life.

I don't know if I should have his babies or put a bullet through the base of his skull.

*huggles* Goodnight Tilty.
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:11 am

Swith Witherward wrote:I don't know if I should have his babies or put a bullet through the base of his skull.


You have that reaction, too? I thought I was the only one. Great guy, but sometimes I look at him and I think "Damn you, you wonderful bastard, why you gotta go making the rest of us look bad?"

Incidentally, I'm 2/3rds of the way through the Circuit post. Starting Carla's part right now.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:14 am

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You have that reaction, too? I thought I was the only one. Great guy, but sometimes I look at him and I think "Damn you, you wonderful bastard, why you gotta go making the rest of us look bad?"

Incidentally, I'm 2/3rds of the way through the Circuit post. Starting Carla's part right now.

How the fuck do you write so fast?! Forget that other guy. You're a god.

Now I have to decide between having your babies or putting a bullet through the base of your skull. :lol2:
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:18 am

Swith Witherward wrote:
Highfort wrote:
You have that reaction, too? I thought I was the only one. Great guy, but sometimes I look at him and I think "Damn you, you wonderful bastard, why you gotta go making the rest of us look bad?"

Incidentally, I'm 2/3rds of the way through the Circuit post. Starting Carla's part right now.

How the fuck do you write so fast?! Forget that other guy. You're a god.

Now I have to decide between having your babies or putting a bullet through the base of your skull. :lol2:


I sort of make shit up as I go along. I'm gonna be honest, I don't really proof my posts. The whole thing about the Sacred Band? Made that up in 5 minutes after watching a Total War Rome II video featuring the Sacred Band of Carthage and googling their Greek counterpart.

I'm actually very jealous of your ability to world-build. I mean, look at PL, the detail that goes into Bielefield and the Building itself is excellent. I might write faster, but my world-building tends to lack consistency because I play fast and loose with my nation's history and its people.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:29 am

Thank you.

PL grows daily, but players inspire most of it.

The only thing out of Aubrey's monolog that I didn't fashion on the spot was the part about Malice and Grim, and the MAB being distracted onward (hatred of constructs, which you saw back in the Dyste banquet). I invented the beasty because I couldn't find my creature notes. And Nessa is spouting my Taoist beliefs. *nods* Grim was in the intro, and Itum pals around with Malice.

If we ever do another "play your characters as they would behave in a dark alternate universe", people are screwed. If she doesn't get them, Itum will.

You're better at word crafting. Viktor's story was incredibly poignant. I still groove on the whole Council thing, though.
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:37 am

Swith Witherward wrote:If we ever do another "play your characters as they would behave in a dark alternate universe", people are screwed. If she doesn't get them, Itum will.


I feel like he'd pull a total asshole mode thing where he'd straight up be in his lab after torturing and killing a lot of people and a party of heroes goes to slay him:

"How could you, you asshole?"

And he's just standing there doing some tests like, "Wut?"

"YOU KILLED ALL OUR FRIENDS!"

"Oh... Like... when did this happen?"

Just complete indifference to what he's done because he's too busy running tests and cloning people to actually give a shit. That's how I'd imagine evil Septimus. Not even evil, just totally amoral and doing evil shit because it's more efficient than doing good shit like being nice to people.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:40 am

*laughs* Being nice to people takes away productive time that could be better spent planning world domination.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:44 am

4:45 here. I should get some sleep. You win this round.

*huggles* Pleasant dreams!

And awesome post. I'll respond after my appointment... which is in a few hours. I'll be fashionably late to it.
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Postby Highfort » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:10 am

Good night, Swith! Perhaps you'll win next time. ;)

Speaking of evil Septimus, time for one final one-shot before I give up on my second wind and go to bed.


The First Genocide

Septimus lowered his mechanical arm as smoke emanated from the barrel, the rim that once sprouted holographic fingers glowing red-hot as a reminder of the deadly payload it had just released. It was finally done. After two decades of campaigning, Andaris had at long-last come under Confederation control. Not his finest moment, admittedly, but he'd started off soft. Now, he understood the value in ruthlessness, the emptiness of mercy. If he'd begun this campaign as he'd ended it, Andaris would have been a Confederation core world by this point, possibly even petitioning to join the Confederation's Interplanetary Council. Instead, the backwater world was a smoldering husk of its former glory, its empires reduced to rubble and its survivors quaking in fear as they accepted the reign of their new masters.

Enlightened masters, he reminded himself. Andaris had languished under theocracy for ages and when the Confederation had arrived it was a backwards world still warring with itself over religious discord and tribal feuds. Now, finally, it was united under a government that would propel its people and their planet to galactic godhood. Nothing could be more noble of a quest than this.

"Brother, the transport ships are arriving to take the wounded off-world for treatment," Sister Ophelia ascended the dome that Septimus stood upon as he surveyed the wreckage of his first military campaign, "Shall we send word to the Board? I'm sure they'll be most pleased of our success."

"Your success," Septimus would have laughed had it not been a female he was talking to. This social impediment frustrated him to no end, "I was merely a tool to ensure it. Your dictates and strategies carried the day, Captain."

"Do not underestimate yourself, Brother," she lay a hand on his mechanical shoulder, gently rubbing the cover of the generator within, "You are definitely suited to be a member of the Board. I'll see to it that your recommendation for full Board membership is approved. Thank you for your assistance."

As she descended the cracked dome that had once been a sand igloo for a family on this world, Septimus turned to follow. He was interrupted, however, by the whoosh of a bullet nearly ripping through his neck. It grazed the side, leaving him bleeding and irate.

"Who shot that?!" he turned and raised his mechanical arm, the cannon humming as it came to life once more. No violence would be tolerated by this new planet. Though she was a civilized world now, she had to learn her place. She could have her rights if she earned them and understood that rebellion and insurrection were intolerable in the eyes of the Board. Nothing less would suffice for them, and nothing less would suffice for Septimus. He gritted his teeth.

"Show yourself, coward!" the emotion crept into his voice, though it was contained by his programming. Ophelia ascended the dome once more and two laser rifles protruding from her back began scanning the area for possible targets. The village was empty, only smoke and the cries of the wounded and dying - soon to be evacuated off-world for treatment and augmentation - accompanying the duo. They lowered their weapons and Septimus sighed.

"Damn barbarians don't know what's good for them when the see it," he spat, "Sometimes I wonder why we even bother."

"It's not right to leave people in squalor when we can offer them a better path," Ophelia replied, "With our knowledge and technological advancement these people will live longer, healthier lives and be more productive and creative than ever. Everyone deserves an opportunity to have at least a glimpse of this, wouldn't you agree, Brother?"

Another shot, this time completely missing Septimus, rang out and interrupted the pair. Only this time, the shooter emerged from within one of the supposedly-abandoned sandgloos and showed himself, his face shrouded behind a red kerchief and his hair blocked by a red and gold hood.

"As long as I live, your kind will never be safe on this planet," he growled, raising his rifle to take another shot. Septimus raised his cannon and gave him a look of annoyance.

"You're out of your depth, kid," he warned, "Go back to whatever hole you crawled out of. This is Confederation territory now and we will not brook any violent resistance. If you have an issue you can take it up via due process. But don't make me blow you up. I've killed enough people on this forsaken world to last a lifetime."

The man lowered his rifle and his eyes narrowed, "No, you're right. You've done enough killing here. The next time I see you, I'll put a bullet in your brain and skin your scalp to add to my collection. You killed my family, the proudest of the Andarians, and I will not take this transgression sitting down."

"Is that a threat?" Septimus warmed up the cannon barrel, "Because if it is, I can dispose of you right now and you'll be nothing in three seconds flat."

"Just shoot him," Ophelia raised her laser rifles and trained them on the cloaked man, "He's a threat. We're the military. It's what we do. He's standing in the way of us bringing to the people of this world a truly just and knowledgeable society."

As he readied the cannon to fire, the whir building up to a fever pitch, the man dropped his rifle.

"You must get bored sometimes, don't you, Brother?" the man removed his kerchief and let a weathered, yellowed smile through, "Isn't it tiring, just killing a man without a challenge? I mean, that's why you went soft on us the first time, right? You wanted it to be like those history books you love to read so much. You want the knowledge to match up, don't you?"

"Shut your barbaric mouth and face your death with some courage," Ophelia warmed up her own rifles and prepared to fire.

"Well you could kill me, but then you'd still be bored, Brother Itum," the man raised his arms, "Come on, now."

Septimus raised an organic hand, "Don't shoot."

Ophelia gave him a look of utter incredulity, "What the fuck are you doing, Sep? He's playing you! Just kill him and let's file our report so we can let the civilian crews in to clean up this mess."

"That's right," the man said, "Let's play. Come on, now. You and me. Let me go. I'll hunt you, I'll hunt you to the ends of the galaxy and we'll see who really is deserving of the title civilized man."

"You think that killing me will make you civilized?" Septimus snorted in derision, "You are a barbaric fool if you think might makes right."

"And yet you assert your authority over this planet by butchering all of us," the man let out a hollow laugh, "Truly, you people are rich. You can't see the hypocrisy in front of your faces. But you can make up for it. Just let me go. We'll play a little game together. Come on, Septimus. Let's play. Don't be a spoilsport."

"How do you know my name?" Septimus' eyes narrowed, "That's classified information. Who told you?"

"I assume that's my cue to get out of here," the man winked, grabbed the rifle, and dived into the abandoned habitat. Septimus and Ophelia opened fire, leveling the dome to ash and cinders as they ensured there was no way the man could have survived. Further scans upon the wreckage reported no signs of life, and Septimus and Ophelia breathed sighs of relief as the requisitioned transport ship touched down and medics came out to assist the wounded.

"Don't pull shit like that, Septimus," she grabbed him by the shoulder and glared, "This isn't one of your storybooks. War is not an art, it's a science. When you see a hostile that is a possible threat, you eliminate them. That's it."

"I'm a diplomat," he replied tersely.

"Diplomacy is a function of violence without the blood," she let him go, "You'll get the approval, but if you ever pull that shit again you'll be sorry you ever bothered asking me for a recommendation to full Board promotion. Now go. I have to make sure he's well and truly dead."

For the first time in nearly three hundred years of loyal and dedicated service, Captain Ophelia of of the Explorator had to mark a significant enemy combatant as missing instead of killed. She didn't like the paperwork that accompanied it, but she hated more the fact that she'd never get a decent night's rest again. Somewhere, whether on this sunny rock or some other, the man was playing the game. And it was a game Septimus, in all his youthful naivety, was bound to lose.
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Postby The BranRiech » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:06 am

Aww man, I can't wait for the exciting and fun night-life of PL's OOC on Friday when everyone probably goes to bed early!

:p

I always seem to miss the fun.

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