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Old 11-07-2023, 10:09 AM   #721
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Note: You're outside of the container, in the aquarium they built.
Oh, right. Last week, last post.

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Gentle Arms: "It feels good. We like it. It feels like traveling. Its pleasant. What else is there to say?"
Hungry Singer: "It makes my blood flow. It fills me with excitement."
I relay their feelings, "It's pleasant; exciting even. They can't really come up with anything to compare it to... The fact that when they travel they also move a shipload of cargo at the same time isn't important to them."

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Royal: "True. We will see if it is to our advantage to change that."
"It probably is. Look how well that game worked for the Concordance. Do you really think that once people know we have Starpus, we'll be able to secure them better than the Concordance?"

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Florence: "I suppose we can at least give the tools of a lab animal."

Royal: "What about speaking to them? How can we signal them?"
"Well they were able to tell that I was small, and I didn't say anything to them at the time. So I guess they can at least see outside the tank."

Deliberately trying to avoid Astropic speaking, I say, "Hey, Gentle Arms, can you hear me?"

Then I'll just ask the Starpus directly, "So can you see or hear things from outside the tank, or is it only the speaking?"

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That's the impression I tried to give!
Royal: "That's good. We have a lot to talk about."
All that and now I'm a phone... I begin relaying messages.
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Old 11-08-2023, 08:18 AM   #722
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I relay their feelings, "It's pleasant; exciting even. They can't really come up with anything to compare it to... The fact that when they travel they also move a shipload of cargo at the same time isn't important to them."
Florence: "So its fun."

Slam: "so we need to get them a ship before they start going stir-crazy."

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"It probably is. Look how well that game worked for the Concordance. Do you really think that once people know we have Starpus, we'll be able to secure them better than the Concordance?"
Royal: "we can secure them better than the concordance. They relied too heavily on controlling astropics. Truth is powerful. and dangerous. We would at least like the option."

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"Well they were able to tell that I was small, and I didn't say anything to them at the time. So I guess they can at least see outside the tank."

Deliberately trying to avoid Astropic speaking, I say, "Hey, Gentle Arms, can you hear me?"
The starpus don't react. You can see them, and since you can sense their locations, get a general idea of what they actually look like.

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Then I'll just ask the Starpus directly, "So can you see or hear things from outside the tank, or is it only the speaking?"
Pleasant Caller: "We see things outside the tank. We hear stuff too. I see you! What are the others? You've got that Fidget still with you."

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All that and now I'm a phone... I begin relaying messages.
I'm not going to run all of these, but introducing Royal feels in order.
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Old 11-08-2023, 09:38 AM   #723
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Florence: "So its fun."

Slam: "so we need to get them a ship before they start going stir-crazy."
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Royal: "we can secure them better than the concordance. They relied too heavily on controlling astropics. Truth is powerful. and dangerous. We would at least like the option."
"OK, maybe you could do better on the physical security front. But, how far can Astropics speak? Sure, I could lie to them. But who's to say that you can keep every Astropic far enough away from the Starpus? They might not believe Concordance Astropics, for now. Without actual truth, the Concordance could say anything to turn them against you."
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The starpus don't react. You can see them, and since you can sense their locations, get a general idea of what they actually look like.

Pleasant Caller: "We see things outside the tank. We hear stuff too. I see you! What are the others? You've got that Fidget still with you."

I'm not going to run all of these, but introducing Royal feels in order.
Well, Pleasant Caller's response does naturally lead into introductions... I assume that Seven is calling in, per usual. I'm not sure how many of the nameless other workers are around, so I'll go with X.

"Yeah, that fidget's still here. There are X fidgets around maintaining the tank for the moment. One is a fidget who's trying to figure out exact how speakers work. The remaining person is my boss. She wants to get to know you, so I'm going to relay her messages to you. Is that OK with you?"
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Old 11-09-2023, 07:42 AM   #724
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"OK, maybe you could do better on the physical security front. But, how far can Astropics speak? Sure, I could lie to them. But who's to say that you can keep every Astropic far enough away from the Starpus? They might not believe Concordance Astropics, for now. Without actual truth, the Concordance could say anything to turn them against you."
Royal: "That's up to our client. Figuring out a method seems like a good idea though."


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Well, Pleasant Caller's response does naturally lead into introductions... I assume that Seven is calling in, per usual. I'm not sure how many of the nameless other workers are around, so I'll go with X.
Florence, Slam, and Royal are present.



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"Yeah, that fidget's still here. There are X fidgets around maintaining the tank for the moment. One is a fidget who's trying to figure out exact how speakers work. The remaining person is my boss. She wants to get to know you, so I'm going to relay her messages to you. Is that OK with you?"
Big Digger: "Your Boss? What shall we call your boss?"
Hungry Singer: "If it wants to talk through you that's good. Which one is your boss?"
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Old 11-09-2023, 07:53 AM   #725
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Royal: "That's up to our client. Figuring out a method seems like a good idea though."
A lot is being left up to this client, who may or may not exist yet.

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Florence, Slam, and Royal are present.
I guess I just imagined other people into existence.

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Big Digger: "Your Boss? What shall we call your boss?"
Hungry Singer: "If it wants to talk through you that's good. Which one is your boss?"
Well King, Queen or Royal would be obvious picks. All probably too human though... Royal... Roy... Roy G Biv...

I point at Royal. "She's in charge. Call her Rainbow."
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A lot is being left up to this client, who may or may not exist yet.
An interesting observation....


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Well King, Queen or Royal would be obvious picks. All probably too human though... Royal... Roy... Roy G Biv...

I point at Royal. "She's in charge. Call her Rainbow."
Pleasant Caller: "That's a human word."
Gentle Arms: "What is it about?"
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Old 11-10-2023, 08:17 AM   #727
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Pleasant Caller: "That's a human word."
I facepalm. Of course they have no conception. "Right. OK, how about 'reflection' or 'reef'? I don't want to saddle you with human words."
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Gentle Arms: "What is it about?"
I'm not sure... "Apparently she wants to make small talk."
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"Reef" stands in front of the tank while "Sunbeam" translates. "Reef" wants to know the names of all the Starpus, and asks questions about their daily routine, what they usually talk about to each other, what they think of the tank (Its small and strange), and she tells them about her job arranging for them to have a new ship. It takes a while, and then Royal tells Julian to take a break.
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Old 11-13-2023, 10:17 AM   #729
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"Reef" stands in front of the tank while "Sunbeam" translates. "Reef" wants to know the names of all the Starpus,
Well, I guess I can just list off the names that I made up for the other five Starpus I used in Julian's diary:
  1. Gentle Arms
  2. Hungry Singer
  3. Big Digger
  4. Pleasant Caller
  5. Careful Eater
  6. Polite Teller
  7. Shy Listener
  8. Quick Swimmer
  9. Little Splasher

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and asks questions about their daily routine, what they usually talk about to each other, what they think of the tank (Its small and strange), and she tells them about her job arranging for them to have a new ship. It takes a while, and then Royal tells Julian to take a break.
I take it none of this is particularly interesting. Did a timeline on the ship get mentioned at all, or was it all, "there are lots of details to be determined."

Is Julian actually tired from all this?
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Well, I guess I can just list off the names that I made up for the other five Starpus I used in Julian's diary:
  1. Gentle Arms
  2. Hungry Singer
  3. Big Digger
  4. Pleasant Caller
  5. Careful Eater
  6. Polite Teller
  7. Shy Listener
  8. Quick Swimmer
  9. Little Splasher
Nice names, thanks.


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I take it none of this is particularly interesting. Did a timeline on the ship get mentioned at all, or was it all, "there are lots of details to be determined."
Not interesting unless you want to ask about specific stuff. The timeline on the ship wasn't mentioned: One interesting specific detail is Royal says she has multiple people who want to provide things for the starpus. They're clear that without the full 9 they're useless.


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Yes.
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