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Topic: Most people logged in
Subject: Oddish

Two right now including myself. We need a crowd!

Posted on 2012-06-06 at 18:45:35.

Topic: Lack of games rant
Subject: Zombies huh?

"Science officer's log, this latest specimen appears to be exhibiting conditions of which I cannot isolate the cause." Lt. Leiran notes, looking through her viser at the creature contained in stasis, "Ensign Ruea is communing with Aqua and Merrows but thus far they are not able to provide any additional information, and have not been able to help. My own experiments are limited, as we are not going to risk removing the stasis field in place. Work is slow, but there appears to be progress. I have identified that the functionality may be caused by a biological virus of some kind. Further information pending next studies."

On a side note, I have been playing a bit of star trek lately

Posted on 2012-05-30 at 19:46:44.
Edited on 2012-05-30 at 19:55:06 by Reralae

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting Q&A
Subject: =(

Where are peoples? As team leader I demand the right to request that peoples be un-inactive! Inactive peoples are prone to execution, and execution is inefficient!

I need meatshields... I mean, I need a full team! There is a 98.651% chance that I will need a team greater than 1 member! Therefore, we need un-inactive peoples!

*insert pose of valor here*

Silliness aside... I have to agree it doesn't look too good

Posted on 2012-05-30 at 19:38:23.
Edited on 2012-05-30 at 19:38:52 by Reralae

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting
Subject: Process of elimination yields...

Artie blinked a bit at the door. Not at the commotion and shocks, that was to be expected if the method of access wasn't correct. It was at Jackie. The robot was showing curious symptoms and signs. All the more reason for him to offer to look at it later.

"Steam, interfacing is your department." Artie nodded towards the officer, "Unless you still have temporary damage which would significantly hinder you. In which case, you can volunteer another person to pilot."

A few things didn't sit right with Artie, as he cast another look at the ship, and that is why he made sure he wasn't at the wheel of this thing, so to speak.

Posted on 2012-05-26 at 17:10:11.

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting Q&A
Subject: Questionmark

'He also receives' right at the end of the post there.

Copy/paste glitch? Or is there more?

Posted on 2012-05-25 at 16:56:18.

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting
Subject: Interesting... verrrrrrry interesting...

Artie tilted his head just slightly as he heard the robot speak. There was something just a bit... off... about it. Or maybe he was just hearing things.

"Good to meet you, Jackie." Artie replied as though nothing were wrong, "So, which way are we going?"

Something kept bugging Artie, perhaps a gut feeling. But that was irrational, and not logically equivalent to proof. It was just too soon to tell. One thing was clear though. If the opportunity presented itself, Artie would offer to give the robot some maintenance. Jackie sure looked like he could use some. How old was he anyway? That model...

Setting his mind to run in parallel (otherwise known as multitasking), Artie quickly skimmed over the robot models he was familiar with, wondering if he had come across the same model as Jackie before. Or, however rare as that may be, if he had met Jackie before. Both pieces of knowledge would be invaluable in running maintenance.

Posted on 2012-05-20 at 17:27:03.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: If my nautical visualizations are any accurate...

Bottom level - engine/furnace, motors. Provides power to the rest of the ship, and since heat rises, good for those cold desert nights too, keeping the rest of the ship warm. Motors are immediately in the vicinity to keep efficiency at peak (less power lost over distance). Engie's room.

Mid level - storage, galley, other misc rooms (rec room, etc)

Top level - bunks, turbine storage, navigation and bridge

Visualization may be off, and if only two levels can merge mid and top but... I dunno, feels about right to me

Posted on 2012-05-08 at 21:02:44.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: +post

Additional posts are good, so decided I'd finallize mine

I have to say, I'm rather liking Sully and Maggie too. There's some very good interaction going on there

Posted on 2012-05-08 at 20:25:54.

Topic: The Flight of the Dawn Falcon
Subject: Quiet day on the ship. No shore leave for Engie. She don't want any.

Elly breathed a small sigh of relief as Ardis left. She knew he always offered out of courtesy but was worried he'd press the issue some day, and she really did not want to go. She scratched at her head as she chuckled sheepishly. Thankfully, doing what she did, she always did have things to do while the ship was docked. It was about the only real safe time to look over everything. And she did mean everything.

Walking over to her desk, she quickly fitted the vambrace she was working on to her left wrist. Might as well try this gizmo out while she was up on top. After putting on her gloves, and taking off her glasses, putting those in a pocket, she skipped out of her small room, closing the door behind her, and made her way upwards. As she went up, she fondly rubbed a hand along the wall. The Falcon was definitely the best home she ever had, and she wanted to keep her at her best.

Elly made a pit stop at one of the supply rooms, stuffing a bunch of spare parts she guessed would be needed in a crate and hauling it with her. Finally, she reached the turbine, still exposed outside of the hull where Ardis left it.

"Let's see what we have here, girl." Elly murmurred softly, putting her glasses back on and sliding a fingertip along the outer casing as she started her examination.

It didn't take long for Elly to find the source of the problem, after almost dismantling the entire turbine.

"Wow, I knew sand got in annoying places, but I didn't fully anticipate that it could build up this much in the internal gear relay." She murmurred, "Just look at these gears, completely worn down. So where does the sand get in...?"

She closed her eyes a moment and concentrated. Immediately, an image of the turbine assembled itself in her mind's eye. She opened her eyes, taking a look at the dismantled version, her image overlaying it. Elly frowned, motioning with her left hand and visualizing the internal core rotating and working. Then she pictured the sand, being swept in and through the turbine.

"Ah, there!" Elly pointed in mid-air, before quickly looking at the unassembled pieces and locating the corresponding part. "Yup, that would do it... It must've overheated, melting just enough for the friction with the rotating core to cause a small rupture. Guess we pushed our luck a bit too far this time. Sorry, girl."

It didn't take long for Elly to weld the fracture shut, replace the worn gears and reassemble the turbine. "There, good as new, although... if we could add a cooling system... it'd allow us to keep the turbines out longer, but that'd be tricky to pull off. The interior workings are complicated enough as it is."

"Something to add to the project list anyway." Elly nodded to herself, "I'd better check the others, just in case, but first..." She took off her glasses, putting them in her pocket and flipped a switch on her vambrace after winding up the key at the back of it. The entire outer panel unfolded, and out popped several lenses, strategically placed to make a spyglass of sorts.

Casting her arm city-ward, Elly tilted her head to look through it. Sure enough, she found what she was looking for. She shook her head.

"They just don't give up." She muttered, before sighing and folding the vambrace up.

Casting the thought aside, she pulled out her glasses, put them on, and put her hands at her hips, "On to the next turbine! Don't worry, girl, I'll make sure I do a thorough checkup for you." She grinned and quickly called for the other turbines to be extended out.

Posted on 2012-05-08 at 20:08:50.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: Who is this mr krabs you speak of

I know no crabs.

And yeah, the reward aspect was what I had thought of and so why I thought 'wait, that would probably get big enough to cause a problem'. I don't want to see the size of the container they're using to hold their 'Get Elly Home Fund'. Which would probably consist of her allowance for over the course of time she's been away on the Falcon...

I have to say, we have some interesting peoples on board the ship cap'n

Posted on 2012-05-08 at 17:12:54.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: Building a subplot...

Wonder what would happen if an Engie-napping occured once while docked at the city. Like not now but later on.

*gets thoughts, files thoughts away in filing cabinets*

Guess it's something I can think about more XD

Posted on 2012-05-08 at 02:20:17.
Edited on 2012-05-08 at 02:22:08 by Reralae

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: No tampering with the power!

I can see it now... Ardis flicks the switch, and then there's a small explosion (like a cracker) from a rigged box next to him. Then there's the sound of running. And then a wild Engie appears!

"Oy, did the fuse blow? I've been trying not to stress the thing too much but guess it can't always be helped. Ah right, let me look at that. Huh? Why is the switch off? I thought it was one of those 'you don't want to turn this thing off' things. That can't be right, maybe some backlog in the piping and a crack in a vent could have caused a strong enough gust that the switch turned itself off. I'd better dismantle the whole thing, see what I can do with it. Though guess I'd better tell Ardis first since it may take a while. Oh, hi there Ardis, didn't see you there. So, you catch all that? We'll be set behind a few hours but I'll see if I can make any minor upgrades while I'm at it."

On that note, Engie's looking pretty close to how I envisioned her. Kind of funny that she does have that kind of Harry Potter look to her. (I think it's the glasses) Part of me is considering drawing Engie as well, but I'm terrible at drawing... people that is.

A device or weapon or crystal? That's what I do well

On another note, for the people who go into the city, there are probably 'missing' posters with a picture that looks remarkably like Elly still around here and there. Her parents always were persistent...

Posted on 2012-05-07 at 16:56:36.
Edited on 2012-05-07 at 17:10:04 by Reralae

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting Q&A
Subject: Speaking of which...

Jozan seems to be MIA in general; haven't seen him sign in in a while. However, he has been around for a while so suggests that the RL monster nabbed him. Still, a bit of a lack of info re: Jozan. :-/

Posted on 2012-05-07 at 16:49:37.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: That's a surprise

And here I thought the hardest might be Engie, because of her messy hair. Guess not so much

Do you mind if I make up what was wrong with the turbine?

Posted on 2012-05-07 at 01:16:56.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: The butterfly thinks

A cauterizer would be a bit difficult to accomplish. If I recall correctly, cauterization relies on the burning of skin in order to mend ruptures. Only thing is, it really depends on how hot it's required to be.

Friction grinding would probably generate a significant amount of heat, depending on the materials involved, but I question whether it'd be hot enough. It'd take a lot of energy in order to grind a metal to be white hot, and because it's friction, it'd undoubtedly wear away at the metal components, requiring them to be replaced more frequently. Not to mention the note that metal fragments could end up caught in the wound. So, that rules out clockwork.

Steam can burn, but I don't think it's sufficient to cauterize with. You'd also end up with a lot of water going to waste if it was an open nozzle type thing. Not recommended in a desert setting. In a closed pipe circuit... still gets the issue of if it'd even get hot enough. I don't know about you, but when I consider boiler pipelines, they're nowhere near the heat level I felt when dealing with white hot metal.

All in all, for cauterization you may have to just stick with the archaic design. Metal tool, and fire. Get the metal hot and use it.

Stomach pump thing: Clockwork would be easiest to deal with for this. Steam you have to wait for the water to boil, and then you also have to consider how big the mechanics would be as Kriea noted. But for a clockwork thing, all it'd need was the right gear ratio and setup in order to create a sort of pump with the piping. That's relatively straightforward and wouldn't need to be that big.

Heart monitor is tricky. I can't see anything steam-powered about any of the designs I think of. How they work is the band has enough pressure in it that the pumping of blood through veins and arteries is transmissible to the receiver. This is actually a very difficult design with the tech available.

First problem: how to make the rubber band in the first place. Rubber is not a significant part of the tech available, since they deal mostly with metal. Though, I may be wrong about that. The main thing however is that it'd have to be air or water proof along all the seams, yet with some way for the fluid to be put in, and retain it at pressure, without losing any pressure or fluid.

Second problem: How to calibrate and make the signal receiver. The amount of vibration from a vein or artery is not very much. And then there's the question of how to set up the receiver so that it calibrates itself while the band is being pumped up. I don't know, I might be overlooking something, but such physical precision seems a bit beyond the capacity of the tech available.

Looking it up, the earliest designs were made roughly around the 1900s or just prior to that. In other words, relatively recent. For the heart monitor, electronics are involved. For blood pressure, the oldest designs required use of both a stethoscope and an inflatable cuff with inflation bulb and a (probably) mercury manometer.


That's not to say we couldn't have come across a 'relic' that Elly took apart, modified, and reassembled, but just kind of me thinking aloud regarding the tech here.

Posted on 2012-05-06 at 17:14:31.
Edited on 2012-05-06 at 17:21:16 by Reralae

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: Hmm

Makes me wonder what sort of thing my mind would be like. o.o

If Eol's is an attic, mine would probably be like...

Hm, nope, got nothing It shall be a mystery

Posted on 2012-05-03 at 17:06:25.

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting
Subject: Reduce reverb by 150%, echo by 200%, and tune... yes... I'm getting something.

Artie winced at the loudness, but even with the high echo, he found that the speaker played sounds in a relatively consistent pattern. A computer could translate it. Or, someone thinking like a computer.

"Understood, I have no questions." Artie murmurred, rubbing at his back while still crouched in the uncomfortable position, "Standing by for the bot's arrival, unless anyone else has questions."

All in all, it seemed straightforward enough. He just hoped that he wouldn't forget his manners and the precautions to take around a Green. And he also seriously hoped that this... stuff... would wash out of the uniform. Would they have time to change uniforms? Probably not, they probably would have to make time. Unless there were ones that were provided in addition to the other supplies. Oh well, one thing at a time. No point pondering futurevariables when time t of present was not greater than or equal to the approximate t of when the futurevariables could be determined.

Ideally, he'd be at the speakers to re-adjust them, but he was on the big side, and had to question how well he could get past the others to get to the front to do so. Not to mention his knack for stumbling. In this scenario, a wrong stumble could result in... well, not that good of an idea. Still, if anyone asked, and they were willing to try, he'd have no objections. As it was, he thought he understood the majority of the message.

Posted on 2012-05-03 at 16:50:53.
Edited on 2012-05-03 at 17:50:34 by Reralae

Topic: Paranoia: Adventures in Clonesitting Q&A
Subject: Oooh

As team leader, I wholeheartedly approve of this notion of asking questions. I approve of it so much that the others are completely allowed to ask questions. Perhaps even encouraged to ask questions.

Hmm, I seem to be able to translate without too much troubles... *continues reading*

EDIT: Post up! Leaves everyone else to wonder if Artie has the correct interpretation or if they think they need to ask questions, for the good of the mission of course.

SIde note, I keep hearing GLaDOS's voice for the Computer

You just keep on trying till you run out of cake

Posted on 2012-05-03 at 16:29:12.
Edited on 2012-05-03 at 16:57:51 by Reralae

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: Ambiguous wording

No worries, you did put that in your bio, but the wording was ambiguous enough to warrant further questions. He's the newest recruit, that's what we know, but the question to be answered is, is he to be recruited in the beginning of the game or was he already introduced to membership with the crew?

And then, the next question is, where he is at about the beginning of the game?

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 22:09:45.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: You may have

There's a few roles I can go over the top with in regards to figuring things out and getting hyperactive with theories floating around my mind.

Low tech/no magic environment: Jury-rigger - making stuff that's useful out of what is available.
Low tech/high magic enviroment: Magic theorist - figure out how magic works.
High tech/no magic environment: Hacker/Cybernaut - VR is your friend. Or Techie - pushing tech to the extreme
High tech/high magic environment: Any of the above and Magitech theorist - bringing two worlds together that were already the same world to begin with; just that no one ever realized it

Steampunk is kind of intermediate between low and high tech, since it has elements of both.

Elly, therefore, is both a jury-rigger and a techie

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 21:06:06.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: I think I just realized something...

I think I know how Sully's eyes work o.o

Now the questions are, am I right, and would Elly be able to figure it out and would she be able to use that knowledge to give Sully the best lookout devices ever?

This butterfly will think on this new development...

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 20:23:19.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: I can picture it now...

A wall blows up in front of Ardis for no apparent reason, and a blackened person with a bunch of brick blows past him, he turns to look at the blown-up person, hears a voice behind him, "Oh, sorry! Did I hit you too?"

And thus a young(er) Artis met Engie. No awkwardness involved, just an explosive Engie grinning sheepishly at Ardis through a blown up wall.

Edit: Would there be any dodge charms on sale? You can never have enough dodge charms Joking

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 19:03:14.
Edited on 2012-05-02 at 19:23:47 by Reralae

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: So, I took the test as Elly...

Gadgeteer, of course

25% Elegant, 62% Technological, 20% Historical, 44% Adventurous and 43% Playful!

With 100% more explosions

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 18:54:34.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: Elly...

Probably just sent (npc) assistents out with a list of materials and spare parts to fetch. She prefers to stay on the ship while docked, since if she was spotted... well...

Let's just say she does *not* want to be dragged back 'home' kicking and screaming She may be an adult, but her parents definitely never treated her like one.

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 18:43:58.

Topic: Dawn Falcon Q&A
Subject: I don't mind

Regarding drawn pictures

Posted on 2012-05-02 at 10:10:24.


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