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SeaTurtle
"That's the other part."
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:14
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"The more you notice the pattern, the more you move along only one of HQ's six dimensions," said Victoria. "In other words, you just keep going around and around and around until you distract yourself. The trick works great if you have a set path to walk around in HQ-- like all DIA Patrol Officers-- but if you're actually going somewhere then you can distract yourself."

"Wow, you just said absolutely what everyone already knows," quipped Maxwell. "Of course you can easily move around familiar areas!" The Lightning Pokémon looked at Zeb. "She thinks she knows everything..."

Victoria raised a finger. "But," she said, "I wasn't finished. This means that you can divide HQ up into 'flat' slices, like stacked maps. How focused you are on your surroundings limits your movement to a single map and how distracted you are allows you to move up and down the stack of maps."


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((Hopefully that made sense. This is how I imagine HQ to work in my spinoff, so I'm not trying to push an organized model of HQ on anyone or anything.))

  • "Interesting," Zeb said.Iximaz, Sat Feb 21 09:42
    He frowned. "But if there are patterns to Headquarters, how does the self-distraction come into play? I might not have been here for very long, but I have heard multiple agents swear by it."
    • "That's the other part." — SeaTurtle, Sat Feb 21 10:14
      • ((Ah, that's pretty neat, actually.))Iximaz, Sat Feb 21 12:01
        Zeb nodded to himself. "I'll be sure to pass the information on to my partner," he said. "She's been an agent for over a year now and thinks distracting oneself is the only way to get around. Told me ... more
        • Buck raised his head. SeaTurtle, Sat Feb 21 13:08
          "Cake?" he yawned. "Where's the cake? Did I miss something?" "Not cake, Zeb," said Victoria. "It's the number pi. Three-point-one-four... and so on." Buck approached Victoria. "You have pie? May I... more
          • "Well, erm..."Iximaz, Sat Feb 21 16:32
            Zeb resisted the urge to look away. "I would like to learn how to read. Properly learn, I mean. It's probably a bad idea to rely on my Universal Translator all the time." He thought for a moment.... more
            • "Yes, all four of us," replied Victoria.SeaTurtle, Sat Feb 21 18:00
              "But some of us have trouble actually showing up to class." The Gardevoir glowered at Maxwell, who smiled broadly. "We learnt a good deal about basic reading, writing, and mathematics. It's... more
              • "I just sort of... hear them, I guess."Iximaz, Sat Feb 21 20:55
                "But not actually hear them... It's like I hear it in my head. It's very odd." Zeb thought about it for a second. "Almost like telepathy, I suppose." He smiled somewhat nervously at Owen. "I'll, erm, ... more
                • "You worry too much about others, Rookie."SeaTurtle, Sat Feb 21 21:47
                  "Besides, I think minimal training is the perfect way to prepare agents for the job." The Lucario smiled, exposing a row of sharp teeth. "You either die ignominiously in the field or you prove your... more
                  • It suddenly felt very hot in the room.Iximaz, Sat Feb 21 23:04
                    If Zeb had been in possession of fingers, he would have tugged at his collar. "N-no, nothing's on your nose," he stammered. Now that Maxwell had drawn his attention again, it was hard to look away.... more
                    • "Nothing may be on Maxwell's face..."SeaTurtle, Sat Feb 21 23:26
                      "But what's on your mind is... interesting ," said Owen as he tried to keep a straight face. "Anything you want to share, Rookie? Spit it out, don't be shy." Victoria glanced from the increasingly... more
                      • As it was, the room seemed to be growing hotter by the second as the Jolteon leaned in. Zeb leaned away. Oh no oh no oh no... he thought. He tried to talk, but the only sound he could make was a... more
                        • Owen and Victoria rose from their seats.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 12:52
                          Maxwell and Buck positioned themselves on either side of Zeb's head, looking concerned. "Hey, Zeb. Get up," said Maxwell, prodding the Assassin's nose with a paw. "It's not nap time yet. You'll ruin... more
                          • "No, I'm fine, really."Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 13:01
                            Zeb was more than a little relieved when Maxwell left to talk to Rina. He tried to shake off the other Pokemon. "Thank you for your concern, but I assure you it is unnecessary." Across the room, Rina ... more
                            • The two DIA officers released Zeb...SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 13:31
                              ...but stayed close to him. "Hey, Rookie. I just wanna let you know that if you want to go after Maxwell... it's gonna be awkward. He still doesn't know himself if you know what I mean. Or where eggs ... more
                              • Zeb looked at them blankly.Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 14:02
                                "The Pidgeys and the Beedrills? What in all the multiverse are you talking about?" He had a vague idea that it didn't mean anything good, if it was anything like Rina's passing mention to 'the birds... more
                                • "By Arceus, he's almost as clueless as Maxwell."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 14:55
                                  "No. No. Done. Not touching this anymore. Bye-bye." "Owen, get back here this instant." Victoria glared at her partner until he came back. "Now... Zeb. Just to make sure we're on the right page, you... more
                                  • "Well..."Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 14:59
                                    "...I know they come from a mother and a father Pokemon...." Zeb swallowed. "Um, something about mating? Whatever that is. I've heard that word used before." ((Dear god I can't stop giggling.))
                                    • "Yes. It involves a male and female..."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 15:06
                                      "...of the same egg group," said Victoria. "And you do know how the mating process goes, right? Owen, stop laughing." Buck chose this instant to wake up from his nap. "Whuzzat? Mating? Are we talking ... more
                                      • There was silence fore a moment.Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 15:13
                                        "...oh. Okay." Zeb was certain his face was a bright red beneath all his fur. "Well, um, I've never actually seen- that is to say, I've not become familiar- Look, I work in Mary Sues, not Bad Slash!... more
                                        • Owen rubbed his face with his paws.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 15:45
                                          "Oy vey. I don't know if I should laugh, cry, or do both. So the Rookie does know what we're talking about. Okay. So, Zeb, as I was saying: you can theoretically explain this to Maxwell, right?" "No, ... more
                                          • ((I don't know, why IS Maxwell laughing?))Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 15:57
                                            Zeb put his paws over his eyes. ((If you were wondering, this is what he's thinking right now.))
                                            • Maxwell looked from...SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 16:10
                                              ...Buck's bleary stare, to Victoria pinching what was ostensibly her nose under her hair, to Owen caught in a hysterical laughing fit, to Zeb covering his face in shame. The Jolteon mouthed Buck's... more
                                              • Zeb swallowed as the realization hit that his only hopes of coming out of this with any sort of dignity left were now gone. He looked down at Maxwell. "N-not much," he said, smiling awkwardly.... more
                                                • Maxwell shrugged.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 16:20
                                                  "Well, y'know. The usual. Looks like the other three had a fight over something. What exactly did you have to explain to me?" - - - ((Don't fail me, Zeb.))
                                                  • "They wanted me to tell you where eggs come from!" he blurted. Very loudly. Across the room, Rina spat out her hot chocolate. " What? " she yelped. "They mean Pokemon eggs, right?" Alex yelled,... more
                                                    • ((There's a lack of Benoît here.))SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 16:55
                                                      Benoît briefly excused himself from his conversation with Falchion and turned around to see the source of the commotion. He saw an absence of three members of his team, a puzzled Jolteon, and a... more
                                                      • Zeb's ears flattened with embarrassment.Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 17:04
                                                        "M-Maxwell," he began, fumbling with his words, "would you... um... wouldyougoforawalkwithme?" ~~~
                                                        • "Sure!" chirped Maxwell.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 17:45
                                                          "So, where d'you wanna go? The hallways? No-- too boring. Courtyard? No-- I just worked there. It's boring. Ooh! I know! We could try to find the pool! Race you to the exit! Threetwoonego!" And with... more
                                                          • Zeb swallowed nervously and followed Maxwell out of Rudi's. He had to look behind him several times to reassure himself nobody was watching. Well, nobody aside from Benoît and Rina. "Maxwell, please... more
                                                            • "Right. Uh..."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 18:04
                                                              Maxwell was a little distracted by a flicker of movement that may or may not have been the heads of a Gardevoir, a Lucario, and a Skiddo ducking around a corner but he focused on the question as he... more
                                                              • Zeb glanced at the wall; his eyes narrowedAnonymous, Sun Feb 22 18:14
                                                                when he saw the yellow-outlined figured behind it. He forced himself to ignore them. "Yes, that sort of thing," he said. "I'm from Sinnoh, and my favorite Poffins are sweet. I've recently become... more
                                                                • "Nope. I don't really read stuff."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 18:42
                                                                  "I work all day in the Courtyard and most of my time off is either training exercises or eating. Besides, words without pictures are boring, don't you think?" Maxwell took a look at the RC numbers... more
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