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$ ./scry.sh --timeline="timeline.current", --when="-2 days"
Viewpoint coordinates updated.
$ ./scry.sh --replay
(16:37)System: Alias set. Note that users of moderator rank or above may bypass your alias.
/message reply Ooooooh, shatterpoints. Those sure aren't a thing everybody knows about. :) I wonder where you heard the term?
/message reply As for me, I'm arranging to be in the right place at the right time to seal the fates of a few billion people. Otherwise, the timeline won't get cleaned up and the multiverse gets cancer.
/message reply You did know a shatterpoint is the cosmic equivalent of chemotherapy, right?
(16:38)System: Incoming private message from Philomath: therefore: if you can prove that what you're doing is justified, i will try and help you. otherwise, i don't really have a choice but to oppose you.
/message reply Oh, you always have a choice! You could, for example, choose to move to Alabama and stop irritating people above your weight class. Or you could take out a hit on yourself. Either works.
(16:39)System: Incoming private message from Philomath: given i have literally no way to filter the truth from the lies, misdirections and deceptions, i'm going to take that with more than a grain of salt.
/message reply I'm afraid onboarding a naive newcomer isn't really an option right now.
/message reply I do want to give you a straight answer, but I know this communications channel is insecure. Even if you do join as a result, it won't serve my purposes.
/message reply So I can either decline to answer, or I can lie, which...
/message reply I don't.
/message reply Oh, good memory! Gods has his reasons not to trust me that, frankly, have nothing to do with me.
/message reply Ah, this is difficult to say... He was an IWAR op with my squadron in the Gaian war.
/message reply Exactly. I'm afraid he took it personally, to say nothing of the Alcatraz incident.
/message reply Gods understands the greater stakes. He's not upset about the defection. It's just...
/message reply Oh, it's nothing important. That's what makes it so misguided.
/message reply Fine! If you really want to make me waste what little time I have left with irrelevant history, we had a romantic fling!
/message reply In the same squadron! So taboo! It came up in the investigation of me! Too bad! I had a planet to save
and no one saw Gods being this important, not at the time, so I didn't care what happened to him.
/message reply More or less...
/message reply Tempting, tempting... but as I remarked to your good friend recently, you're out of range. I know! Such an anticlimax.
/blockquote --from="08:22" --to="08:26" --from_pm="((Delta))"
(16:52)ThatOneVampChick: (Quoted block begins...)
(08:22)System: Incoming private message from ((Delta)): Oh my, if all it takes to ruffle your feathers is "mind-control," how does "I accessed your logs to read that" make you feel? Like using your little gift on me perhaps?
/message reply Delta, whoever you are, I'm pretty sure no one knows where you are.
/message reply Eh? It seems like you're an enigma even to the enigmas. How much clearer can I be?
/message reply Xeno, Arbiter, Gods... those are the main ones, and they all talk like they don't know anything about you. Or so I've heard.
(16:52)ThatOneVampChick: (Quoted block ends.)
/message reply And then they just stopped replying.
/message reply So... neither of us is really in a position to affect the other much, as I understand it. So what's your angle here?
(16:59)System: Incoming private message from Philomath: my reference was more alluding to the fact that it's not widely known than trying to imply that it was with ill intentions, but that's beside the point.
/message reply Fair enough.
/message reply I assume "Because I'm not Xeno" isn't sufficient...
/message reply Listen, I... I'm about to make a big move. I need to think about how this fits into my long-term plans. I can't safely tell anyone anything here, apparently.
(17:02)System: Alias cleared.
/message reply ...no, not quite. there's one more i'm forgetting. or maybe that i wanted to forget...
(17:04)System: Alias set. Note that users of moderator rank or above may bypass your alias.
/message Xenocartographer God murdered thousands of innocent children in Egypt.
/message Xenocartographer God flooded the planet, killing practically everyone.
/message Xenocartographer God tolerates the torturing of a large proportion of the world's population for eternity. for comparison, people have gone insane after a month.
/message Xenocartographer i don't want to worship a God who isn't benevolent.
/message reply heh.
/message reply oh, did i upset you?
/message reply i don't know what that is. or how to get there.