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  2. [2015-05-24 14:46:30] <Mishie|Johnny> "Okay so"
  3. [2015-05-24 14:46:45] <Mishie|Johnny> "We have something that by some standards could be almost considered kind of a plan"
  4. [2015-05-24 14:48:07] <Mishie|Johnny> "Which is basically, you two have a big huge awesome fight in the Arena, and then your debt is paid off, while I make sure to keep people interested, whilst almost making sure that well, they don't get caught in the collateral"
  5. [2015-05-24 14:48:17] * Mishie|Johnny looks between Casshan and the sulking Ruin
  6. [2015-05-24 14:52:25] <Darkened> "Why are you using 'you' when talking about yourself?"
  7. [2015-05-24 14:56:45] * Mishie|Johnny looks down at Ruin "Well first of all, you're the one that lost all the money somehow so you have to earn it back.  Secondly if you're trying to use the logic of the debt being mine since you belong to me, that means that I can just make you earn it back.  And finally because this means you get to be in a huge fight against somebody that might actually be an equal to you, if not better, with...
  8. [2015-05-24 14:56:45] * Mishie|Johnny ...thousands of people watching and cheering for you"
  9. [2015-05-24 15:00:12] <Darkened> "Boring."
  10. [2015-05-24 15:00:32] <Darkened> "And I'd just lose."
  11. [2015-05-24 15:01:10] [INFO] There is nothing to tab-complete. Use F6 to cycle through the user list, input box and the chat output.
  12. [2015-05-24 15:03:18] * Mishie|Johnny pats Ruin on the head "I can safely say that there would definitely be a risk of Casshan losing to you, because well, who would want to watch a fight where the winner is certain?"
  13. [2015-05-24 15:06:39] <Darkened> "I'd just go to sleep"
  14. [2015-05-24 15:09:27] * Mishie|Johnny nods
  15. [2015-05-24 15:09:29] <Mishie|Johnny> "Fair enough"
  16. [2015-05-24 15:11:14] * Casshan sways idly and does a little stretch.
  17. [2015-05-24 15:11:22] <Mishie|Johnny> "Guess we'll have to think of some other way to pay off your vast debts"
  18. [2015-05-24 15:11:44] <Mishie|Johnny> "Either that, or we remember that we own this place so we can just do whatever we want"
  19. [2015-05-24 15:11:51] <Mishie|Johnny> "Well, moreso than usual that is"
  20. [2015-05-24 15:12:09] <Casshan> "Bit of a shame, though! You seemed like someone who would have been fun to fight."
  21. [2015-05-24 15:12:40] <Mishie|Johnny> "Plus the pay would have been pretty nice as well"
  22. [2015-05-24 15:13:34] <Darkened> "I don't owe anything."
  23. [2015-05-24 15:13:38] <Darkened> "The nerve of some people.
  24. [2015-05-24 15:13:53] <Darkened> "Fighting is boring."
  25. [2015-05-24 15:14:06] <Casshan> "...is it really?"
  26. [2015-05-24 15:14:10] <Casshan> "What do you even like to do?"
  27. [2015-05-24 15:14:12] <Darkened> "It doesn't go anywhere."
  28. [2015-05-24 15:14:31] <Casshan> "Sure it does! I fought a whole city once and it was cool."
  29. [2015-05-24 15:14:33] <Darkened> "And then you're fighting and fighting and fighting and you're not accumulating resources."
  30. [2015-05-24 15:14:59] <Darkened> "And then you don't build enough stuff that it lasts forever and the only things are left are annoying poems and some broken statue in the desert."
  31. [2015-05-24 15:15:39] <Casshan> "That's assuming all you do is fight! War, displaced to controlled and contained quarters via foreign proxies, becomes a business and a testing ground for new iterative technologies!"
  32. [2015-05-24 15:16:13] <Casshan> "The point isn't land, because the cybernetic manifesto makes national identity irrelevant."
  33. [2015-05-24 15:16:21] <Mishie|Johnny> "Also, you do remember the part about how the point of the fight is to make large sums of money right?"
  34. [2015-05-24 15:16:23] <Casshan> "Rather, war is a stimulus for certain parts of the economy."
  35. [2015-05-24 15:16:46] * Casshan suddenly looks a bit shifty-eyed.
  36. [2015-05-24 15:17:03] <Darkened> "Money turns to dust."
  37. [2015-05-24 15:17:34] <Casshan> "Goodness, listen to you. All you want to do is accumulate stuff and make your stuff immortal."
  38. [2015-05-24 15:17:47] <Casshan> "Progress is the only thing that's really immortal."
  39. [2015-05-24 15:18:41] <Darkened> "Progress is a lie."
  40. [2015-05-24 15:19:11] <Casshan> "And personal goods are ephemera!"
  41. [2015-05-24 15:19:32] <Darkened> "Not if they're indestructable."
  42. [2015-05-24 15:19:43] <Casshan> "No matter what you do someone will transform or destroy everything you make. Legacies come from movement, not stasis."
  43. [2015-05-24 15:19:46] * Mishie|Johnny looks between the two arguing girls, and slowly takes a step back
  44. [2015-05-24 15:20:07] <Darkened> "That's why only unbreakable unchangeable things are worth collecting!"
  45. [2015-05-24 15:20:30] <Mishie|Johnny> "Whelp, as fun as all this philosophical shit sounds, looks like we're going to have to go with Plan B"
  46. [2015-05-24 15:21:22] <Mishie|Johnny> "Good news Ruin!  You've been volunteered to aid in the development of Science and Progress and all that fun shit"
  47. [2015-05-24 15:21:24] <Darkened> "Well... If you think anything can be changed or destroyed then prove it."
  48. [2015-05-24 15:21:45] <Casshan> "Consider what you're asking for. In a trillion years the laws that underpin our reality might be fundamentally different, crackling forces utterly alien to our sensibilities firing back and forth across a cold, alien cosmos. Your indestructible thing would be anathema to the new laws, and if you yourself were somehow alive, it would not even be of use to you."
  49. [2015-05-24 15:22:14] <Casshan> "Life is different now from how it was a million or even ten thousand years ago. Humans are like... super different."
  50. [2015-05-24 15:22:33] <Darkened> "Because the imperator governing humanity changed its mind"
  51. [2015-05-24 15:22:42] * Mishie|Johnny looks between the girls that are continuing to argue, and goes to grab the equipment to monitor Ruin.
  52. [2015-05-24 15:22:44] <Casshan> "Can you imagine being an ancient Assyrian in an age of computers and rocket ships? All you want to do is raise horses and murder proto-Babylonians!"
  53. [2015-05-24 15:23:04] <Darkened> "Happened for a while actually."
  54. [2015-05-24 15:23:18] <Casshan> "Really? Sounds..."
  55. [2015-05-24 15:23:21] * Mishie|Johnny then decides to destroy the Risk of Ruin noticing him setting up the monitoring equipment around her
  56. [2015-05-24 15:23:24] <Casshan> "...actually I want to see that."
  57. [2015-05-24 15:23:39] <Darkened> "The timeline got a bit jumbled and it did!"
  58. [2015-05-24 15:23:54] <Casshan> "Oh crap."
  59. [2015-05-24 15:23:58] * Mishie|Johnny absentmindedly nods along as he tries to remember the difference between the self-destruct sequence and the on switch
  60. [2015-05-24 15:23:59] <Casshan> "Time travel is real?"
  61. [2015-05-24 15:24:03] <Darkened> "Duh?"
  62. [2015-05-24 15:24:10] <Casshan> "I knew I should have covered myrself with synthetic flesh."
  63. [2015-05-24 15:24:15] <Darkened> "..."
  64. [2015-05-24 15:24:20] <Mishie|Johnny> 'Why do we even have a self-destruct button'
  65. [2015-05-24 15:24:22] <Casshan> "Now I won't be able to fool the time travel ghosts."
  66. [2015-05-24 15:24:24] <Darkened> "Fine then!"
  67. [2015-05-24 15:24:30] <Darkened> "If you think anything can break"
  68. [2015-05-24 15:24:32] <Mishie|Johnny> 'Why did we think this was a good idea'
  69. [2015-05-24 15:24:33] <Darkened> "Then break this!"
  70. [2015-05-24 15:24:39] <Darkened> "Otherwise..."
  71. [2015-05-24 15:24:46] <Darkened> Ruin holds up a sword!
  72. [2015-05-24 15:25:08] <Mishie|Johnny> 'I honestly have no idea why Casshan let me design this when I was so drunk'
  73. [2015-05-24 15:25:11] <Casshan> "I dunno. It's a pretty nice sword."
  74. [2015-05-24 15:25:18] * Casshan takes it.
  75. [2015-05-24 15:25:31] * Casshan tries to bend it.
  76. [2015-05-24 15:25:49] <Mishie|Johnny> Despite Ruin waving around a sword and Casshan being Casshan, Johnny is finally able to set up the equipment to monitor Ruin's mind and her reactions
  77. [2015-05-24 15:25:58] <Mishie|Johnny> "Question, how bad would it be if she actually broke that?"
  78. [2015-05-24 15:26:16] <Mishie|Johnny> "Because I would prefer it if we didn't break the Casino before it opened"
  79. [2015-05-24 15:27:43] <Darkened> "And if you can't break it you have to be the juniormost position in Johnny's inevitable harem."
  80. [2015-05-24 15:27:54] <Darkened> "It's fine, it's unbreakable!"
  81. [2015-05-24 15:27:55] * Mishie|Johnny stares
  82. [2015-05-24 15:28:31] <Darkened> "What?"
  83. [2015-05-24 15:28:33] <Mishie|Johnny> "Y'know what, nevermind"
  84. [2015-05-24 15:28:42] <Darkened> It seems like it might bend for a bit, but holds out!
  85. [2015-05-24 15:28:57] <Mishie|Johnny> "Just got a few questions to calibrate things...
  86. [2015-05-24 15:28:58] <Mishie|Johnny> "
  87. [2015-05-24 15:29:12] <Darkened> "Someone who can get a lot is better than those who can't"
  88. [2015-05-24 15:29:21] <Mishie|Johnny> Johnny looks down at Ruin, who still hasn't noticed the various electronics attached to her head
  89. [2015-05-24 15:29:33] <Darkened> "Since you got me clearly you have to have a lot more or my value isn't properly displayed."
  90. [2015-05-24 15:29:38] <Mishie|Johnny> "Going to need your full name"
  91. [2015-05-24 15:29:44] <Darkened> "..."
  92. [2015-05-24 15:29:53] <Mishie|Johnny> "It'll make sense later"
  93. [2015-05-24 15:29:59] <Mishie|Johnny> "It's for a thing"
  94. [2015-05-24 15:30:14] <Darkened> "Ruin?"
  95. [2015-05-24 15:30:45] * Mishie|Johnny looks down at the glowy buttons, nods at them and pretends to know what it all means, making sure that everything is being recorded so that Casshan can look at it later
  96. [2015-05-24 15:31:25] <Mishie|Johnny> "So Ruin, what's your favourite color, favourite food, and favourite thing to do to relax"
  97. [2015-05-24 15:32:02] <Mishie|Johnny> Whilst asking the questions Johnny makes sure to check the results from the device with the impressions he's getting from their bond, juuuuust to be safe.
  98. [2015-05-24 15:34:20] <Darkened> "Gold, virgins, sleep?"
  99. [2015-05-24 15:34:26] * Casshan wags the sword a bit. "Hmm..."
  100. [2015-05-24 15:34:51] <Casshan> "Why virgins? They're way worse at anything fun."
  101. [2015-05-24 15:36:57] <Darkened> "They taste good."
  102. [2015-05-24 15:37:27] <Mishie|Johnny> "Mhmmm
  103. [2015-05-24 15:37:28] <Mishie|Johnny> "
  104. [2015-05-24 15:38:35] <Casshan> "...oh."
  105. [2015-05-24 15:42:57] <Mishie|Johnny> "Okay so, Ruin, what are your opinions of the Chancel?"
  106. [2015-05-24 15:43:23] <Darkened> "What about it?"
  107. [2015-05-24 15:43:29] <Mishie|Johnny> "Both the old and the new versions"
  108. [2015-05-24 15:43:47] <Mishie|Johnny> "So you don't really care about it?"
  109. [2015-05-24 15:47:12] * Casshan hands the sword back. "I'll try again outside. This seems like one of those things where it could explode if I do snap it."
  110. [2015-05-24 15:47:22] <Darkened> "I don't think about it really."
  111. [2015-05-24 15:47:30] <Darkened> "It won't!"
  112. [2015-05-24 15:47:42] <Darkened> "Nothing bad will happen from breaking it, and if you give up you belong to Johnny."
  113. [2015-05-24 15:49:38] * Casshan looks at Johnny. "Well if she's lying, we'll know what that looks like now."
  114. [2015-05-24 15:51:23] <Mishie|Johnny> "I agree to nothing"
  115. [2015-05-24 15:52:39] <Mishie|Johnny> "Speaking of which, we're almost done with the questions Ruin, for the next section, I need to know what do you think about my fellow Powers?  Ai, Kitsune and of course Casshan here"
  116. [2015-05-24 15:52:56] * Casshan glares at Ruin stabs the sword into herself. It strikes a hard plate on her body and shatters.
  117. [2015-05-24 15:57:47] <Darkened> "Who?"
  118. [2015-05-24 15:57:56] <Darkened> "Who are they?"
  119. [2015-05-24 15:58:02] <Darkened> "Wait, is Kitsune the annoying one?"
  120. [2015-05-24 15:58:22] <Mishie|Johnny> "Kitsune is the annoying one, and Ai is the one that transformed you"
  121. [2015-05-24 15:58:47] <Mishie|Johnny> "And as you probably guessed, Casshan is the one trying to stab herself"
  122. [2015-05-24 16:01:31] <Darkened> "Ah"
  123. [2015-05-24 16:01:35] <Darkened> The sword doesn't break!
  124. [2015-05-24 16:01:40] <Darkened> Casshan's body might if she uses enough force!
  125. [2015-05-24 16:09:22] * Mishie|Johnny pokes Ruins cheek "Oy, ignore the crazy robolady and answer the questions"
  126. [2015-05-24 16:11:48] <Darkened> "One's annoying and one's an appliance?"
  127. [2015-05-24 16:12:05] * Mishie|Johnny checks the readouts "That'll do"
  128. [2015-05-24 16:12:34] <Mishie|Johnny> "And now for the final question~ what do you think about me?"
  129. [2015-05-24 16:13:36] <Darkened> "..."
  130. [2015-05-24 16:13:40] <Darkened> PUNCH
  131. [2015-05-24 16:13:52] <Darkened> (She's not lying!)
  132. [2015-05-24 16:14:54] <Mishie|Johnny> "Just so you know, if you don't answer you don't get the reward~"
  133. [2015-05-24 16:15:57] <Darkened> "Which is?"
  134. [2015-05-24 16:17:03] <Mishie|Johnny> "Secret~"
  135. [2015-05-24 16:17:20] [INFO] Logging is on.  Log output is going to file <file:///C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/klunv1ux.default/chatzilla/logs/freenode/channels/%23QQNobilisIC.2015-05-24.log>.
  136. [2015-05-24 16:18:51] <Darkened> "Fine!"
  137. [2015-05-24 16:18:52] <Darkened> BITE
  138. [2015-05-24 16:18:56] <Darkened> (Also not lying)
  139. [2015-05-24 16:19:46] <Mishie|Johnny> "How about answering with words?  Those are usually pretty helpful, well, unless you want to leave things nice and open to interpretation?"
  140. [2015-05-24 16:20:02] * Casshan tries to bend the sword again, this time curling it so that it loops through itself and then pulls the pommel and tip in opposite directions so that the blade cleaves itself!
  141. [2015-05-24 16:27:11] <Darkened> It bends a bit and nothing!
  142. [2015-05-24 16:27:14] <Darkened> "No"
  143. [2015-05-24 16:27:45] <Darkened> "Hmph. I'm yours, that's all there is to it."
  144. [2015-05-24 16:28:28] * Casshan blinks, tracing her fingers along the straps rounding the pommel and feels out the slots where the blade, crossguard and other parts lock into place and slowly undoes the things holding it together piece by piece.
  145. [2015-05-24 16:29:05] * Mishie|Johnny looks down at the readings and nods "That'll do then, thanks for helping to contribute to Science, Progress, and helping me make dumb things for my amusement.  Odds are Casshan will be around later for some follow up questions, but for now we're done~"
  146. [2015-05-24 16:31:04] <Mishie|Johnny> Once he's made sure that everything is properly recorded and backed up digitally, Johnny then starts to remove all the equipment from Ruin.
  147. [2015-05-24 16:31:21] <Darkened> It comes apart!
  148. [2015-05-24 16:31:41] <Darkened> Ruin walks over and puts it back together! (badly)
  149. [2015-05-24 16:33:55] <Casshan> "I broke it and you can't put it back together because progress is better."
  150. [2015-05-24 16:34:15] <Casshan> "You're basically the same as you've always been, so you don't know how to care for your own things."
  151. [2015-05-24 16:34:21] <Mishie|Johnny> "Because taking things apart is progress?"
  152. [2015-05-24 16:34:23] <Casshan> "If you concede, I'll fix it."
  153. [2015-05-24 16:34:32] <Mishie|Johnny> "Also, technically the blade is still in one piece..."
  154. [2015-05-24 16:35:01] <Mishie|Johnny> "Because well, you guys didn't really define what you meant by breaking it"
  155. [2015-05-24 16:35:03] <Casshan> "The important thing isn't taking it apart or breaking it."
  156. [2015-05-24 16:35:16] <Casshan> "It's being able to make it better the next time."
  157. [2015-05-24 16:37:47] * Mishie|Johnny shrugs
  158. [2015-05-24 16:40:20] <Darkened> "..."
  159. [2015-05-24 16:40:29] <Darkened> "It's back together!"
  160. [2015-05-24 16:40:36] <Darkened> To demonstrate she thwacks Casshan with it!
  161. [2015-05-24 16:41:16] * Casshan angles her body and holds still, causing it to fall apart as it strikes her due to shoddy assembly! :v
  162. [2015-05-24 16:42:12] <Darkened> And it doesn't!
  163. [2015-05-24 16:42:32] <Casshan> "...well it looks stupid."
  164. [2015-05-24 16:42:40] <Darkened> "Hmph!"
  165. [2015-05-24 16:42:45] <Casshan> "Let me fix it or this is going to annoy me all day."
  166. [2015-05-24 16:42:46] <Darkened> "You just don't appreciate my artistic genius!"
  167. [2015-05-24 16:42:51] <Darkened> "Only if you admit you lost."
  168. [2015-05-24 16:43:36] <Casshan> "As if."
  169. [2015-05-24 16:43:49] <Darkened> She sticks it in the casino floor!
  170. [2015-05-24 16:43:52] <Darkened> Taunting Casshan!
  171. [2015-05-24 16:44:01] <Darkened> Also damaging the casino floor
  172. [2015-05-24 16:44:35] <Mishie|Johnny> Johnny looks up from packing up the equipment, which everybody is still ignoring "Stop breaking shit"
  173. [2015-05-24 16:56:34] <Casshan> "That sword is useless."
  174. [2015-05-24 16:56:56] <Casshan> "It's too hard and too tough. You're not holding a weapon, but a hunk of fixed space and time."
  175. [2015-05-24 17:00:33] <Darkened> "Well, it moves!"
  176. [2015-05-24 17:02:54] * Casshan thinks for a moment.
  177. [2015-05-24 17:03:00] <Casshan> "Only for now."
  178. [2015-05-24 17:03:09] * Casshan taps the handle, saturating it with nanomachines.
  179. [2015-05-24 17:13:26] * Casshan disconnects all points where the sword can be gripped to be effectively used by someone.
  180. [2015-05-24 17:13:29] <Mishie|Johnny> Once he's finished with the equipment, Johnny decides to go and have a look to see how Ruin and Casshan are doing in their bet, and to y'know, tease Ruin.
  181. [2015-05-24 17:14:47] <Mishie|Johnny> "Sooooo, since you're apparently trying to get Casshan as the 'juniormost position of my inevitable harem', are you trying to say that you consider yourself to be the most senior member?~"
  182. [2015-05-24 17:16:56] <Darkened> They fall off!
  183. [2015-05-24 17:17:05] <Darkened> "Duh"
  184. [2015-05-24 17:17:09] <Darkened> "You're not that bright, are you?"
  185. [2015-05-24 17:17:21] <Mishie|Johnny> "I was unaware that I had a harem"
  186. [2015-05-24 17:17:40] <Mishie|Johnny> "But I apologize for not noticing your hard work"
  187. [2015-05-24 17:17:54] <Mishie|Johnny> Johnny is somehow able to keep a straight face through this
  188. [2015-05-24 17:18:26] * Casshan guffaws at Johnny and adjusts her sunglasses. "You're cute, but I actually wasn't in the running for that. Kinda... you know. Trying to make sense of reality."
  189. [2015-05-24 17:18:45] * Mishie|Johnny looks at Casshan "I know that, you know that, but explain it to her"
  190. [2015-05-24 17:18:47] <Casshan> "Anyway, the sword's no longer useable."
  191. [2015-05-24 17:18:51] <Casshan> "Definition of broken."
  192. [2015-05-24 17:19:27] <Casshan> "My winning concession is to become the head of Johnny's harem, appoint you my successor and retire from Johnny's harem."
  193. [2015-05-24 17:19:41] <Casshan> "So that I'm no longer in it and you're in charge."
  194. [2015-05-24 17:19:49] * Casshan twirls her hair.
  195. [2015-05-24 17:19:52] <Casshan> "Got it?"
  196. [2015-05-24 17:24:57] <Darkened> She picks up the sword by the blade.
  197. [2015-05-24 17:25:18] <Darkened> And throws it at Casshan. "Works fine."
  198. [2015-05-24 17:26:06] * Casshan catches it. "It's no longer useable /as a sword/."
  199. [2015-05-24 17:26:15] * Casshan tosses it back.
  200. [2015-05-24 17:29:12] <Darkened> "That's totally how I use swords!"
  201. [2015-05-24 17:32:46] <Casshan> "You are aware of what a sword is, right?"
  202. [2015-05-24 17:40:14] <Darkened> "Yes."
  203. [2015-05-24 17:41:35] * Casshan hastily draws an accurate blueprint and compares it with the sword itself. "Note: no handle, no pommel, no crossguard. No longer a sword."
  204. [2015-05-24 17:41:39] <Casshan> "It's broken."
  205. [2015-05-24 17:43:09] <Darkened> "It's unique'
  206. [2015-05-24 17:43:30] <Casshan> "It's a blade. It corresponds to the anatomical part of the sword called a blade."
  207. [2015-05-24 17:43:43] <Casshan> "As a mere part, it can't count as the hole."
  208. [2015-05-24 17:43:54] <Casshan> "Any more than your spleen counts as all of you."
  209. [2015-05-24 17:44:14] <Darkened> "It could!"
  210. [2015-05-24 17:44:21] * Casshan sprouts claws.
  211. [2015-05-24 17:44:28] <Casshan> "Can we verify that?"
  212. [2015-05-24 17:47:35] <Darkened> "Just let me eat the rest of you then?"
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