"TB stands for Terabyte!"
Thu Apr 2, 2015 19:53

"AKA, my partner who-is-a-computer-program. It's a geth from the Mass Effect continuum: a collection of intelligent processes that form one cohesive entity. It's also been beefed up with some DoSAT software upgrades and... er... technology of a spoilery nature. It usually lives in my other partner's suit computer but it can use a robotic combat platform to move around and fight. Of course being a geth..." his voice trailed off. "Let's just say that it being a machine is a big part why it thinks it can get away with stupidly dangerous maneuvers. Naya and I are practically fixing its body on a daily basis!"

The Guardsman rummaged around his pockets and pulled out a photograph. "Here you go. This what TB's combat platform looks like. Neat, eh?"

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  • ((Guess I'll go ahead and continue.))Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 07:21
    Rina pulled the olives to herself and began picking at them with long fingers. "Awesome, thanks!" She swallowed and sighed happily. "Oh, that is good stuff." To Valon, she said, "So, talk to me. What ... more
    • "TB stands for Terabyte!" — SeaTurtle, Thu Apr 2 19:53
      • "Okay, that looks pretty cool."Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 20:09
        Rina examined the picture for another moment before catching on to what the Guardsman said. "Other partner? Desdendelle mentioned a quarian or some such. Is that him? Or her? Or it, I suppose I... more
        • "Naya is the quarian."SeaTurtle, Thu Apr 2 22:24
          "And she'd very much object to being called an 'it'!" said the Guardsman, laughing. "Only TB goes by 'it'. Quote-- 'I am an artificial life form. Biological sex or gender has absolutely no meaning... more
          • Rina held up her hands in apology.Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 22:41
            "Sorry, I'm totally unfamiliar with Mass Effect ," she said. "I really ought to look into it, though, I've heard it's good." She finished off the olives and watched sadly as the garlic bread... more
            • The Guardsman's brow furrowed.SeaTurtle, Sat Apr 4 13:48
              "Hmm.. that title tells me something. It's the one with the tripod mechs with heat beams that are eventually defeated by bacteria, right? That's an advertisement for bacteriological warfare if I've... more
              • "Ooh, I do like lasers."Iximaz, Sat Apr 4 18:21
                Rina grinned. "Especially sharks with frickin' laser beams and automated laser monkeys. Those are fun. Shame I tend to get missions in fantasy continuua; I've never worked with anything more... more
                • "Pfft. Bows."SeaTurtle, Sat Apr 4 22:38
                  "You get absolutely no armour penetration with a primitive thing like that," said the Guardsman, "unless you're using a super-heavy pull. Go for a crossbow instead: a quarrel can easily punch though... more
                  • "Well, Sues tend to not wear armor."Iximaz, Sun Apr 5 07:48
                    "And even if they did, my longbow's got a ninety pound draw to it. There's not much it can't pierce." Rina did look thoughtful, though. "I do know how to shoot guns thanks to my dad, and I was... more
                    • The Guardsman cracked his knuckles.SeaTurtle, Sun Apr 5 13:07
                      He was waiting for someone to ask him this question. He pulled his trusty notebook from his pocket again and opened it to a dog-eared page labelled "D.E.W". He carefully turned a few pages and... more
                      • "Staser pistol, mark two," Rina repeated.Iximaz, Sun Apr 5 17:07
                        "Gotcha." She looked longingly at the picture of the staser rifle, mark seven, making a mental note to keep an eye out for one anyway. That sounded pretty sweet. It would certainly be nice to have... more
                        • "Ugh. Long day."SeaTurtle, Sun Apr 5 18:41
                          The Guardsman picked at a chicken wing. "Naya, Terabyte, and I were called on four times today. The first three were pushovers but the fourth one was a real piece of work. She was this ninja-Suvian... more
                          • "Wow, and here I thought field agents had it rough," she said, shaking her head. "There go any future plans of joining the DIA after the DMS gets too rough. At least in the fics, you can anticipate... more
                            • "Seriously. Laser spanners are rare but useful-- and that ice gun sounds totally sweet. And what are the odds, eh? Two near-identical Suvians, two near-identical plots... All of this happening right... more
                              • "I did manage to nab one of the laser spanners and the ice gun, but I gave them to my brother. He's in the DoSAT and loves that kind of stuff, and I was kind of hoping it would make breaking the news ... more
    • "Because the list is bloody long." Valon took a deep breath and started down the long list he'd mentally prepared. ((Go ahead and check out my user page on the Wiki for a full list.)) "... and I just ... more
      • "I've never seen either of those, sorry."Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 20:13
        "But hey, at least it means I can't spoil you on accident! I mean, last time I talked to my parents, I accidentally spoiled the ending to Farscape for them. I totally forgot time flows differently... more
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