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(10:36)EntropicPhantom: Yeah, I think we are. Where are we going to find it?

(10:36)SonjaOfTheMoon: MrE, I think. Whenever he stops being coy.

(10:37)EntropicPhantom: Hmph.

(10:37)FelisKitty: So... in the mean time, this Pancake guy's still after Sonja.

(10:37)EntropicPhantom: And Australia.

(10:38)SonjaOfTheMoon: Gods.

(10:38)SonjaOfTheMoon: We've a bunch of kids. I'm basically disabled by Earth standards.

(10:39)EntropicPhantom: You're a space wizard! And sexy!

(10:39)SonjaOfTheMoon: >_>

(10:41)SonjaOfTheMoon: We should go to the authorities. I'll write a program to teleport myself into the nearest police station and summon a bunch of donuts. That's our proof.

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: tell sonja not 2 go 2 the police it ends baldly

(10:42)EntropicPhantom: Future Luke says that going to the police ends "baldly [sic]".

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: also making fun if my tyopos isstill mean

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: thast not time travle i just know u 2

(10:42)SonjaOfTheMoon: On a scale from 1 to Picard, how baldly are we talking here?

(10:42)EntropicPhantom: He also says making fun of is typos is mean.

(10:43)SonjaOfTheMoon: Son of a [censored].

/message reply How baldly?

(10:43)FelisKitty: I always prefered Sisko.

(10:44)EntropicPhantom: But... Major Kira...

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(10:44)pwnz0rz: dude im eating sushi and gteting cryed on wtf

(10:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: Does not have a beard.

(10:45)EntropicPhantom: I PM'd Luke, but I got him in the present. It sounds like his chat with meta isn't going so great.

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: so future you says, "So in the future, Luke realizes that sending messages that convey information you get before you have a chance to act on not knowing it fall under rule 10. Sonja going to the police apparently leads to a timeline in which the entire planet's a post-apocalyptic wasteland, except for Australia is post-post-apocalyptic."

(10:46)FelisKitty: Lovely. So we can only wait on our future selves to decide to tell us things.

(10:47)SonjaOfTheMoon: But... if we want to know it, don't we know we need to tell ourselves?

(10:47)SonjaOfTheMoon: No, that's a fork, dammit!

(10:48)EntropicPhantom: "so future you says, "So in the future, Luke realizes that sending messages that convey information you get before you have a chance to act on not knowing it fall under rule 10. Sonja going to the police apparently leads to a timeline in which the entire planet's a post-apocalyptic wasteland, except for Australia is post-post-apocalyptic."

(10:51)SonjaOfTheMoon: Alex, your future self's grammar is atrocious.

(10:51)EntropicPhantom: :(

(10:52)SecundaSonja: This time [censored] is making my CPU hurt. And yes, I know that doesn't make sense. It's a metaphor for changing the topic.

(10:53)SonjaOfTheMoon: AUSTRALIA.

(10:53)SecundaSonja: Exactly.

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: yore about 2 make a joke about kaolas that turns the log super silly for like 30 minutes, future, from ur prespective, me gest annoyed at makine him read all this coala pun, so im telling you 2 not waste ur time with things that arent even bears

(10:53)EntropicPhantom: Future Luke's being a spoilsport.

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: am not

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: ok thinking about that gives me a [censored] headache 3 hours later, pls dont talk about it

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: what im try two say is chagne the topic and aybe alot of frustratun gets erassed by rule 10

(10:54)SonjaOfTheMoon: How so?

(10:54)EntropicPhantom: It's complicated.

/message SonjaOfTheMoon Apparently we give him a headache in the future when he reads the log of us talking about it, and because of rule 10 there isn't even a time paradox.

(10:55)SonjaOfTheMoon: Complicated how?

(10:56)EntropicPhantom: I don't know. Apparently someone brings up koala bears and people start making puns about them, he tells us not to because it annoys him, then him trying to make sense of the causality gives him a headache.

(10:56)FelisKitty: You know what they say, puns about eucalyptus-eating marsupials are high koala-ty.

System: Incoming private message from user pwnz0rz:

(??:??)pwnz0rz: fukc you ep

(10:57)SecundaSonja: This isn't helping us save Australia, koalas included.

(10:57)SonjaOfTheMoon: Right. *cough*

(10:58)SonjaOfTheMoon: Seabiscuit's provided me with all the alternate versions of a conversation I had on the plane ride over here. One suggestion that came up was sending one of us to Australia and leveraging our shatterpoint status.

(10:58)SonjaOfTheMoon: That said, Felicity, high-five me.

(10:59)FelisKitty: Shatter-what?

(11:00)EntropicPhantom: A shatterpoint is something that's kinda-sorta fated to happen. We've all found out we're involved in shatterpoints a ways down the road, so we can't die in Australia.

(11:00)SecundaSonja: More properly, very bad things happen if we do, so fate, or Gaia, or whatever you want to call it, tries to stop it from happening.

(11:01)FelisKitty: Hmm. Well, Sonja's the obvious candidate, since she doesn't have any obligations here and can defend herself with space magic. I'm not sure how we get here there...

(11:01)FelisKitty: her*

(11:03)EntropicPhantom: Hmm. It's an idea, but...

(11:05)FelisKitty: Oh, duh. Meta's dad's all kinds of rich, right?

(11:05)SonjaOfTheMoon: Not as much as he used to be, but he should be able to afford a plane ticket. Nice thinking!

(11:06)FelisKitty: :)

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(11:00)__RSPTN__: V?

(11:00)System: User ThatOneVampChick is now ACTIVE.

(11:01)ThatOneVampChick: Yes?

(11:02)__RSPTN__: About our little plan down in Australia... I think Gaia's going to make a move. If it hasn't already.

(11:02)ThatOneVampChick: Are you nervous?

(11:02)__RSPTN__: Honestly, a little. Using your powers like that was a bit of a stretch.

(11:03)ThatOneVampChick: Hmm. Well, I do think we covered all our bases.

(11:03)__RSPTN__: I... I know, I've just got a lot to be anxious about as it is.

(11:04)ThatOneVampChick: <3

(11:04)ThatOneVampChick: Tell me about it?

(11:05)__RSPTN__: Well, my work embedding myself in Orlov's leadership...

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Xenocartographer (Official Note): Also welcome to the fold new reader eekee, who's already diagnosed a layout bug that's been bugging me for a while, and probably facepalmed at the pseudo-bash-terminal syntax multiple times!
Arbiter: Hey Xeno, would it be possible to put some sort of permanent link to the time rules article either in the archive or on the menu at the top or something? It's difficult to remember what all of the time rules are, and if I want a refresher I have to search through the archive until I find the page where the link was first shared. If you don't want to put a link to it on the top menu because you think it might be too much of a spoiler to new readers that makes sense, but could you at least mark the page where the rules first get revealed like you did with the Conspiracy of Light page so it's easy to find? Thanks. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Not a bad idea. It's been marked. edit delete reply
Arbiter: Thank you! edit delete reply
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