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Old 09-26-2023, 10:21 AM   #681
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Slam explains they have half a day before they're going to get out, and that they brought fish to feed the Starpus.
Out of this container, not Curry Station I assume. "Why do you think the path to the tank was such a twisty ride out?"
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Hungry Singer: "Can we talk yet?"
Well if we're back on Curry Station, this is probably as safe as anywhere. "Yeah, we should be fine now."

I find an awkward silence (well, at least an audio silence) settling in as we wait in the container. "Well, at least being shot at really persuaded the Starpus."
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Old 09-27-2023, 08:51 AM   #682
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Out of this container, not Curry Station I assume. "Why do you think the path to the tank was such a twisty ride out?"
"We had to loose them. And we were worried about the obvious routes being shut down."


"Yeah, we're on Curry Station."


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"Yeah, we should be fine now."
Pleasant Caller: "Someone explain to me why they were trying to stab us again."
Big Digger: "They weren't trying to stab us, they were trying to stab Sunbeam."
Pleasant Caller: "They weren't doing a very good job!"
Gentle Arms: "They seemed to care more about stopping sunbeam than protecting us. Though after we shouted the stabbing stopped."


Hungry Singer: "I'm hungry, you got anything to eat?


As they feed the starpus, gentle arms says: "Hey, do we want to see if you can move something?"


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I find an awkward silence (well, at least an audio silence) settling in as we wait in the container. "Well, at least being shot at really persuaded the Starpus."
Slam: "Did it? That's good."


Slam: "You haven't heard any other voices have you? the other astropics?"
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Old 09-27-2023, 11:12 AM   #683
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Pleasant Caller: "Someone explain to me why they were trying to stab us again."
Big Digger: "They weren't trying to stab us, they were trying to stab Sunbeam."
Pleasant Caller: "They weren't doing a very good job!"
Gentle Arms: "They seemed to care more about stopping sunbeam than protecting us. Though after we shouted the stabbing stopped."
"We were going pretty fast; they might have only stopped because we got to far to be stabbed at."

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Hungry Singer: "I'm hungry, you got anything to eat?

As they feed the starpus, gentle arms says: "Hey, do we want to see if you can move something?"
"Sure, why not? Could you start by explaining it?"

I follow Gentle Arms instructions. If I can choose what to move, I'll choose something that could be overlooked, like my pen.

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Slam: "Did it? That's good."

Slam: "You haven't heard any other voices have you? the other astropics?"
"Apart from a screamer while I was waiting at the hospital, no. The Starpus say I'm louder than the other Astropics, and well, I guess we haven't really tried talking to the Starpus at a distance. Maybe it's just too short range to be heard."
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Old 09-29-2023, 09:53 AM   #684
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"Sure, why not? Could you start by explaining it?"
Big Digger: "No starpus learns this by having it explained. I will show you."


Julian can feel big digger reaching out with... something, and lifting up his arm. He can feel the force, and he can taste the feeling, much like the feeling of Riask, or of the jostling of the tank.


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I follow Gentle Arms instructions. If I can choose what to move, I'll choose something that could be overlooked, like my pen.
Julian tries to imitate the flow that he can taste/feel, and then pen moves over to the side.



Pleasant Caller: "I don't believe it!"
Hungry Singer: "Do it again!"
Gentle Arms: "Sunbeam might not be a speaker after all..."
A few other starpus voices* shout their amazement.


* I need to flesh out all nine, probably.



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"Apart from a screamer while I was waiting at the hospital, no. The Starpus say I'm louder than the other Astropics, and well, I guess we haven't really tried talking to the Starpus at a distance. Maybe it's just too short range to be heard."
"We can certainly try that once we've got a bit more leg room. I can see why the starpus want bigger tanks. I want to stretch my legs already."


Hungry Singer: "you have a feeder with you, right?"
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Old 09-30-2023, 12:26 AM   #685
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Big Digger: "No starpus learns this by having it explained. I will show you."

Julian can feel big digger reaching out with... something, and lifting up his arm. He can feel the force, and he can taste the feeling, much like the feeling of Riask, or of the jostling of the tank.
Before I try, "Does it always taste like that?"

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Julian tries to imitate the flow that he can taste/feel, and then the pen moves over to the side.

Pleasant Caller: "I don't believe it!"
Hungry Singer: "Do it again!"
Gentle Arms: "Sunbeam might not be a speaker after all..."
Yeah, cause I'm a chunk of rock, I brush the thought off. I try a second time. "I take it speakers can't do this."

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A few other starpus voices* shout their amazement.

* I need to flesh out all nine, probably.
Well, I think fleshing them out completely might be a bit much; sticking with the current four doing most of the reacting and shuffling in one of the other five occasionally should probably get the same effect.

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"We can certainly try that once we've got a bit more leg room. I can see why the starpus want bigger tanks. I want to stretch my legs already."
"Well, it's better than eight hours crawling in a narrow tunnel."

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Hungry Singer: "you have a feeder with you, right?"
"Like someone to help feed you? Yeah, I have someone to help. Or is it like a thing to feed you?"
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Old 10-02-2023, 08:31 AM   #686
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Before I try, "Does it always taste like that?"
Gentle Arms: "Taste? you must mean feel."

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Yeah, cause I'm a chunk of rock, I brush the thought off. I try a second time. "I take it speakers can't do this."
Julian pushes the pencil back to its old spot with his mind.

Hungry Singer: "Wow. You can do it!"
Gentle Arms: "No, speakers can only hear and speak with us."
Big Digger: "How heavy an object can you lift?"

OCC: yeah, a chunk of rock. LOL.

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Well, I think fleshing them out completely might be a bit much; sticking with the current four doing most of the reacting and shuffling in one of the other five occasionally should probably get the same effect.
Fair enough, hopefully you've picked up on their personalities at this point. I at least need names.

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"Well, it's better than eight hours crawling in a narrow tunnel."
Slam: "You've done that? I thought you said you were civilian? Or did you get stuck?"

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"Like someone to help feed you? Yeah, I have someone to help. Or is it like a thing to feed you?"
Hungry Singer: "One of the humans who feeds us!"
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Old 10-02-2023, 11:59 AM   #687
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Gentle Arms: "Taste? you must mean feel."
"Well this feeling feels like a taste. Maybe it's because I'm not a Starpus."

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Julian pushes the pencil back to its old spot with his mind.

Hungry Singer: "Wow. You can do it!"
Gentle Arms: "No, speakers can only hear and speak with us."
Big Digger: "How heavy an object can you lift?"
"It's a pen, it's..." I don't want a word that hurts. Gram probably would. Maybe even pen. "Lighter than a fish."

I decide to be a bit more obvious moving my pen. Can I make it float or just move slightly?

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Slam: "You've done that? I thought you said you were civilian? Or did you get stuck?"
"Working in a mine. Push the empty basket down to the end, push the full basket back out. Not the best work but it kept me fed. And there was some to save."

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Hungry Singer: "One of the humans who feeds us!"
"Well the person helping is not the same one as the one who fed you before, if that's what you're asking."

I write up an entry in my diary, and I realize something...
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"I can see why the starpus want bigger tanks."
"Where'd you get that idea? Earlier they were upset about the turning speed and such..."

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Old 10-03-2023, 12:52 PM   #688
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"Well this feeling feels like a taste. Maybe it's because I'm not a Starpus."
Hungry Singer: "Maybe. Maybe its just a human thing."

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"It's a pen, it's..." I don't want a word that hurts. Gram probably would. Maybe even pen. "Lighter than a fish."
Gentle Arms: "Like a pebble? or a <small spacial region the size of a quarter> of sand?"
Pleasant Caller: "Who cares about the size of the tiny thing you just moved. Try something bigger!"

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I decide to be a bit more obvious moving my pen. Can I make it float or just move slightly?
The pen floats in the air.

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"Working in a mine. Push the empty basket down to the end, push the full basket back out. Not the best work but it kept me fed. And there was some to save."
Slam: "There are some <explicitive-chain> worlds out there. And the concordance wastes their time on us. Shows they're Jealous."

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"Well the person helping is not the same one as the one who fed you before, if that's what you're asking."
Hungry Singer: "I'm just wondering the job. I like to know what kind of humans are around me."



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"Where'd you get that idea? Earlier they were upset about the turning speed and such..."
Slam: "For moving around. Stretching the legs. I'm going stir-crazy in here, and their tanks aren't too much bigger. For moving smaller is fine, but we aren't moving right now, are we?"
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Old 10-03-2023, 01:35 PM   #689
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Gentle Arms: "Like a pebble? or a <small spacial region the size of a quarter> of sand?"
Pleasant Caller: "Who cares about the size of the tiny thing you just moved. Try something bigger!"
Well there's only so many bigger things. I think there's:
-> The Truck (don't want to tip that)
-> The Tanks (ditto)
-> Fish
-> Slam
-> Me
-> My Notebook

I'll start with my notebook and if that's as easy as my pen I'll try myself. At least I'll probably stop immediately if I hurt myself.

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Slam: "There are some <explicitive-chain> worlds out there. And the concordance wastes their time on us. Shows they're Jealous."
"I don't think the concordance knows where Riask is..."

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Hungry Singer: "I'm just wondering the job. I like to know what kind of humans are around me."
"Oh, he's more like a Fidget."

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Slam: "For moving around. Stretching the legs. I'm going stir-crazy in here, and their tanks aren't too much bigger. For moving smaller is fine, but we aren't moving right now, are we?"
"Well, they do have a lot more verticality to play with."
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I'll start with my notebook and if that's as easy as my pen I'll try myself. At least I'll probably stop immediately if I hurt myself.
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.


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"I don't think the concordance knows where Riask is..."
Slam makes a derisive noise, presumably aimed at the concordance.


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"Oh, he's more like a Fidget."
Pleasant Caller: "A Fidget! right."


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"Well, they do have a lot more verticality to play with."
Slam: "And their smaller, but my point stands: waiting in this pod makes me stir-crazy."
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