(23:15)EntropicPhantom: Sonja, you can't just steal a man's clothing and leave him hanging. (23:16)SonjaOfTheMoon: I can only presume the innuendo was intentional. (23:16)SonjaOfTheMoon: You may have noticed I've been out of contact for a few hours? (23:18)EntropicPhantom: Well, last I heard from you was Friday, after we lost at Asphodel.
/message --multicast --channel=heuristic-rpg --alias=Theo
--user=CmdrCordovaOfficial --alias=Mother dearest
[alias], sorry I've been out of contact. I'm fine, I promise. Shoot me a PM if you want.
System: Message delivered to three (3) recipients. (23:24)SonjaOfTheMoon: Right, sorry about that. Uhm. It's really been four days? (23:24)SonjaOfTheMoon: [censored]. Pancake sure does like his psychological manipulations.
/message SecundaSonja How long do you think we were gone for? Alex says four days.
System: Incoming private message from user SecundaSonja:
(23:24)SecundaSonja: I thought ~12 hours.
/message reply Damn.
(23:25)SonjaOfTheMoon: Yes, Pancake. Remember when we talked about Intel's Nova Initiative? (23:27)SonjaOfTheMoon: Mhm. Well, Pancake had done some pretty impressive research into using that stuff - and not for faster computers. He had a good start on a library for it, but... (23:27)SonjaOfTheMoon: For whatever reason, he couldn't finish it. He kidnapped me instead. I'm not sure why. (23:28)SonjaOfTheMoon: Honestly, "sorcerer" sounds more my style. Or "sorceress", depending on how much of an old-timey feel I want to evoke. I haven't decided. (23:29)EntropicPhantom: Tbh, "sorceress" makes me think of semi-naked cultists on old fantasy novels. (23:30)SonjaOfTheMoon: Do not meddle in the affairs of sorceresses, for they are on a power trip and liable to strip you naked. (23:31)SonjaOfTheMoon: Anyway, yes. I guess Pancake's a [censored] programmer, because it took me and Athena all of a few hours to master his code. (23:32)SonjaOfTheMoon: What I've been calling my AI. She was a massive help, let me tell you. (23:35)SonjaOfTheMoon: Maybe, but then going after me seems like a tactical error. He had security in place so she couldn't betray him, at least until we got subtle and figured out a way to talk around it. If I hadn't been there, his plan would have worked.