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Old 10-04-2023, 10:05 AM   #691
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The notebook goes up and down easily.

Julian himself seems to be too heavy. It doesn't strain him though... he's just too heavy and feels a small push from himself.
I'll try a fish from the other tank now too. I guess I won't crush it...

Well, guess I ought to let Big Digger know how much I can lift. "There's not much in here to lift, but I can't lift myself though I can lift [the heavier of the fish or the notebook]. So, if I do it a lot will I get stronger?"

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Slam: "And their smaller, but my point stands: waiting in this pod makes me stir-crazy."
After a half-hour, I find myself agreeing. "So, how long do you think it will be before we take this public?"

Particularly bored, I think back to yesterday with the Screamer... I ask the Starpus, "Do you mind if I try something?" Then I try to repeat my "Go away" thing with the Screamer.

If this doesn't accomplish anything (i.e. Julian just says 'Go Away'):

"Oh, I saw a Screamer yesterday, it was like I shoved it back after I said that. Thought there might have been something besides the words."
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Old 10-05-2023, 07:51 AM   #692
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I'll try a fish from the other tank now too. I guess I won't crush it...
Each fish is pretty small, maybe about a pound. Julian can lift one pretty easily.



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Well, guess I ought to let Big Digger know how much I can lift. "There's not much in here to lift, but I can't lift myself though I can lift [the heavier of the fish or the notebook]. So, if I do it a lot will I get stronger?"
Big Digger: "I don't know. Probably. A young starpus would."



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After a half-hour, I find myself agreeing. "So, how long do you think it will be before we take this public?"
Slam: "I don't know what the plan is. We need to get you and the starpus to Royal's sponsors. I don't know if the plan is to find out all the starpus dirty secrets or if you're going to go on a proganda tour or if they want to build a warship that can strike the concordances supply lines."


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Particularly bored, I think back to yesterday with the Screamer... I ask the Starpus, "Do you mind if I try something?" Then I try to repeat my "Go away" thing with the Screamer.
Gentle Arms: "Sure, why not?"


Julian sends out the wave of energy again. The starpus are shoved back, and several say "Ouch!"



Pleasant Caller: "You idiot! I didn't say attack me! It was gentle arms! that hurts! oh my brain!"
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Old 10-05-2023, 10:47 AM   #693
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Big Digger: "I don't know. Probably. A young starpus would."
Well, I guess that's good to know.
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Slam: "I don't know what the plan is. We need to get you and the starpus to Royal's sponsors. I don't know if the plan is to find out all the starpus dirty secrets or if you're going to go on a proganda tour or if they want to build a warship that can strike the concordances supply lines."
"I see. Curry is just one step along the chain."
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Gentle Arms: "Sure, why not?"


Julian sends out the wave of energy again. The starpus are shoved back, and several say "Ouch!"



Pleasant Caller: "You idiot! I didn't say attack me! It was gentle arms! that hurts! oh my brain!"
This was perhaps the most expected outcome in this whole game. Perhaps one of the better examples for curious as a disadvantage.

I apologize profusely. I should have known better. It felt like a wave before, I should have thought that it would affect just one.

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Old 10-06-2023, 08:54 AM   #694
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"I see. Curry is just one step along the chain."
Slam: "Yeah, Curry is a staging ground. We've got to get this tank either off system or to rebel-held territory."

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I apologize profusely. I should have known better. It felt like a wave before, I should have thought that it would affect just one.
They're quite annoyed.
Gentle Arms: "that felt like a screamer."
Big Digger: "Just what are you?"
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Old 10-06-2023, 10:56 AM   #695
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Slam: "Yeah, Curry is a staging ground. We've got to get this tank either off system or to rebel-held territory."
This is a hardly surprising revelation. Given their position on cloning, I wouldn't be surprised if the backers were rebels, and not just people who use rebel controlled territory as a shield.

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They're quite annoyed.
Gentle Arms: "that felt like a screamer."
Big Digger: "Just what are you?"
"You know, I'm getting asked that a lot recently." I think for a moment. "I thought I was a person; apparently I'm wrong."
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"You know, I'm getting asked that a lot recently." I think for a moment. "I thought I was a person; apparently I'm wrong."
Big Digger: "What's the alternative? And don't you have a human-clan?"
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Old 10-09-2023, 10:48 AM   #697
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Big Digger: "What's the alternative? And don't you have a human-clan?"
"I don't know. If everyone doesn't know what I am, then I can't be a person, can I?"

"Human-clan? Like a family? No, I don't really have one. I never knew my parents, and they're beyond far now..." I sigh.
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"I don't know. If everyone doesn't know what I am, then I can't be a person, can I?"
Big Digger: "Nonsense. When our people first met each other, we didn't know who or what each other were. Yet we recognized each other as people, and we found a way to talk. You are certainly people. If anything, you can be the most like other people of all people."

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"Human-clan? Like a family? No, I don't really have one. I never knew my parents, and they're beyond far now..." I sigh.
Hungry Singer: "No clan? How did you not starve to death? Who taught you to speak?"
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Old 10-10-2023, 10:09 AM   #699
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Big Digger: "Nonsense. When our people first met each other, we didn't know who or what each other were. Yet we recognized each other as people, and we found a way to talk. You are certainly people. If anything, you can be the most like other people of all people."
"Maybe 'person' is the wrong word... 'Human' is closer to what I meant. If I can speak, and scream, and lift," and glow, and dream, and cheat death, "and other humans can't, why would I be a human, and not just something else that looks human?"

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Hungry Singer: "No clan? How did you not starve to death? Who taught you to speak?"
"Oh, like that." I shift uncomfortably, "I was raised in an orphanage. If being fed, kept alive, and taught to speak is all a clan does, then I guess an orphanage is a kind of clan. Mine was... bad. You do as you're told, you give what you're supposed to, and you get to stay, and things stay sort of normal. And if you don't... I ran before I found out about that."

It dawns on me how long I've been gone. I was helping Rosalyn, is she still OK? I shake my head, can't think about that, shouldn't think about that.
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Big Digger: "Astropics assure us they just like other humans, except they can talk to us. Are they lying about that too?"



OCC: are you really asking an alien who says "Fidget" instead of "Maintance Worker" what it means to be human? Lol.



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Gentle Arms: "That doesn't sound so bad."
Hungry singer: "He didn't tell us what was bad, he said it was bad, and then talked about the only things that weren't bad."
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