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[Unichat log --]

(11:43)System: User EntropicPhantom is initiating a private chat.


(11:43)EntropicPhantom: Hey, Sonja?

(11:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: ?

(11:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: If you want to talk to me privately, we can just go to your room or something. I'm not on the moon any more.

(11:45)EntropicPhantom: I don't want to exclude Athena. Also, I don't want to make you walk if you don't want to.

(11:45)SonjaOfTheMoon: Ugh, yeah. This is definitely going to take a lot of getting used to. Alex, why does gravity exist?

(11:45)SonjaOfTheMoon: What kind of bad[censored] space heroine is crippled under her own body weight?

(11:46)EntropicPhantom: Heh

(11:46)EntropicPhantom: I feel like it shouldn't be too hard to find you a wheelchair?

(11:47)SonjaOfTheMoon: I'm not prepared to think about that, sorry.

(11:47)SonjaOfTheMoon: Also, the next time I try to slap you, remind me... not to. Owww.

(11:48)EntropicPhantom: Not gonna lie, it was kinda hot.

(11:48)SonjaOfTheMoon: ...being slapped or seeing me in pain?

(11:49)EntropicPhantom: The former D:

(11:49)EntropicPhantom: I'm pretty sure this has come up before?

(11:50)SonjaOfTheMoon: It has, yes. I'm sorry, I'm a little out of sorts right now. Even if I can hold it together in front of the others, this actually sucks.

(11:50)SonjaOfTheMoon: Everything about your planet is dumb, including the ground. Owww!

(11:51)EntropicPhantom: :(

(11:51)SonjaOfTheMoon: So is there something you want'ed to talk about?

(11:51)SonjaOfTheMoon: Gods, what are my fingers even doing?

(11:51)EntropicPhantom: Erm, right.

(11:52)SonjaOfTheMoon: Because, uhm

(11:52)SonjaOfTheMoon: Our mystical friends might very well be listening in.

(11:53)EntropicPhantom: Sec

(11:55)SonjaOfTheMoon: Okay, that is a very good point. Go ahead.

(11:55)EntropicPhantom: S- so. Nevada.

(11:55)EntropicPhantom: I want to go with you, but I don't think that's right.

(11:56)SonjaOfTheMoon: Huh?

(11:56)EntropicPhantom: W- well

(11:56)EntropicPhantom: Realistically, I'm not going to accomplish much :/

(11:57)SonjaOfTheMoon: What do you mean?

(11:57)EntropicPhantom: You're a god when it comes to computer programs, and I'm... I'm not.

(11:57)SonjaOfTheMoon: Oh, hush.

(11:57)EntropicPhantom: Whereas, if I go with Bulwark and Ana, maybe...

(11:57)SonjaOfTheMoon: Alex, you're selling yourself way short.

(11:58)EntropicPhantom: Maybe fewer people will die.

(12:02)SonjaOfTheMoon: I don't know what to say to that.

(12:03)EntropicPhantom: Me neither.

(12:06)SonjaOfTheMoon: Okay. Let's be logical about this one. We want to weigh the utility of coming with me against the utility of you going to Australia, right?

(12:07)EntropicPhantom: Sure.

(12:07)SonjaOfTheMoon: Okay, cool. So, we need to figure out the utility of you coming with me, yes?

(12:08)EntropicPhantom: Yeah, I see where you're going.

(12:09)SonjaOfTheMoon: Mhm.

(12:09)EntropicPhantom: I barely even know @hena, though.

(12:10)SonjaOfTheMoon: Maybe not, but problem-solving is problem-solving. I've always envied your lateral thinking.

(12:11)EntropicPhantom: You're the one who thought of the whole cthulhu scanner thing!

(12:11)SonjaOfTheMoon: You're kind of making my point for me.

(12:12)SonjaOfTheMoon: My solutions to problems are almost exclusively technological. My knowledge is hyperfocused, because the moon is stupid. You? You get a much wider range of things.

(12:12)SonjaOfTheMoon: And that includes software design, by the way.

(12:13)EntropicPhantom: What do you mean?

(12:13)SonjaOfTheMoon: I mean, maybe your solutions aren't always optimal or even elegant, but you think in a really general way. It's the same thing. I have a couple tools - @hena is one of them - and I'm very good at applying them in specific areas.

(12:13)SonjaOfTheMoon: But I can't [censored] get out of my one specific way of thinking.

(12:15)EntropicPhantom: Eheheh... I'll be honest, I don't see it.

(12:15)SonjaOfTheMoon: Hades' Realm.

(12:15)EntropicPhantom: ?

(12:15)EntropicPhantom: You wrote that all yourself, Sonja.

(12:16)SonjaOfTheMoon: No, we wrote it together.

(12:16)EntropicPhantom: Yeah, okay, I helped out a bit.

(12:16)SonjaOfTheMoon: Doesn't the fact that I needed you to "help[...] out a bit" suggest that you know more than you think?

(12:16)SonjaOfTheMoon: But there's a bigger point.

(12:17)SonjaOfTheMoon: Look at the code architecture. It's very clean. Lots of good design principles.

(12:17)SonjaOfTheMoon: That's not how I code.

(12:18)EntropicPhantom: You called my code inelegant just above...?

(12:18)SonjaOfTheMoon: Inelegant at the micro scale. I'd refactor things into separate functions, y'know, adopt and actual style guide, nudge... name things more consistently...

(12:18)EntropicPhantom: Naming things is hard!

(12:19)SonjaOfTheMoon: ...but my big picture organization is really bad, and don't tell me you haven't noticed, because you've called me out on it before.

(12:21)EntropicPhantom: ...yeah, okay.

(12:22)EntropicPhantom: So you're saying, what, I should come along in case you need a software architect for your space magic?

(12:22)SonjaOfTheMoon: It's not a matter of "if", but yes. Also, cross-training. What's better than one space wizard? A space wizard and her sexy apprentice.

(12:23)EntropicPhantom: I'm not sexy!

(12:23)SonjaOfTheMoon: Don't make me suspend you by the ankle again.

(12:24)EntropicPhantom: ...disappointing...

(12:24)EntropicPhantom: But point taken. It would be easy to study with you if we travelled together.

(12:25)SonjaOfTheMoon: So that's half our logical exercise. What's the utility of you going to Australia?

(12:26)EntropicPhantom: We can get more shatterpoint coverage. We don't know the Gaian's attack plan. If they launch multiple, simultaneous attacks?

(12:26)EntropicPhantom: Anarch might be in the wrong place to interfere.

(12:26)EntropicPhantom: Since we don't know Bulwark's status, I'd double the number of cities we could protect.

(12:27)SonjaOfTheMoon: But that's assuming Gaia's attack is city by city. The descriptions we've gotten suggest it's more... I don't know. More.

(12:27)SonjaOfTheMoon: So if that's the case, it only takes a single confirmed shatterpoint to protect the continent.

(12:28)EntropicPhantom: True, but that's a pretty big "if".

(12:29)SonjaOfTheMoon: There's more. If the Gaians do attack individual cities, then the easiest way to protect Ana is to arrange for him to go somewhere that isn't threatened.

(12:33)EntropicPhantom: [censored].

(12:33)SonjaOfTheMoon: Exactly.

(12:33)SonjaOfTheMoon: And sending you with him doesn't help with that, because the same [censored] problem applies.

(12:34)EntropicPhantom: That is a very good and very terrifying point.

(12:34)SonjaOfTheMoon: Have I convinced you, or do you need more reasons?

(12:35)EntropicPhantom: I mean, if you have more, I'm interested.

(12:36)SonjaOfTheMoon: Down here, I'm basically crippled. I really hate to admit it, but I need someone to help me out.

(12:36)SonjaOfTheMoon: And there's one more, very simple, reason why you should come with me.

(12:38)EntropicPhantom: Yes?

(12:38)SonjaOfTheMoon: I love you.

(12:38)SonjaOfTheMoon: You can call it utility in the form of a morale boost, but the simple fact is, this is the first time I've actually seen you face-to-face.

(12:39)SonjaOfTheMoon: I don't want to lose that.

(12:42)EntropicPhantom: You make a very compelling case, Ms. Cordova.

(12:43)SonjaOfTheMoon: Good! I'm glad you came to see reason.

(12:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: Also, all those things you keep saying you want me to do to you? We'll have our own hotel room.

(12:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: :)

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[Unichat auxiliary records --]
Xenocartographer (Official Note): To go with the sexy moon girl, or not to go with the sexy moon girl? With Naomi writing this thing, is that even a question?
Arbiter: God, these two are cute together. I never used to be a shipper before I started reading this comic. Xeno if one of them dies I am filling every comment section with story-breaking PMs do you understand me?

I hope Ana and Bulwark take Erwin with them to Australia so that if it does get nuked he can just teleport all the bombs to intergalactic space with the Elder God powers that I am certain he has. edit delete reply
Temp Shoulder Angel: These two are such cute couple. I'm not sure Sonja is quite considering how well she could do the things she wants to in earth gravity. edit delete reply
Pixelknight: -A grin slowly makes it way on my face as i nod at EntropicPhantom-

But yeah, You go bro! edit delete reply