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(22:43)SonjaOfTheMoon: Gods, we should have gotten over our respective neuroses regarding each other years ago.
(22:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: Pretty sure I wouldn't have said so otherwise. ;)
(22:45)EntropicPhantom: Ah, gosh
(22:45)EntropicPhantom: all those years of denying it over
Gosh, how do you think I feel?
(22:46)EntropicPhantom: Probably the same way I do :D
(22:46)SonjaOfTheMoon: Hey, you've got- one sec-
(22:49)SonjaOfTheMoon: You've got, and I quote, a "smoking hot roommate", so there is that.
(22:50)EntropicPhantom: I am 97% sure I never said that.
(22:50)SonjaOfTheMoon: Hey man, it's in quotation marks and your chat color, you know what that means.
(22:51)EntropicPhantom: Hey, Luke's figured out how to do fake text colors, and I'm preeeeeeeeeety sure you know more about computers than him.
(22:52)SonjaOfTheMoon: Ah, I must confess to negligence on looking that one up. Regardless, no, that was a quotation. Do you want me to send you more of the log?
/message pwnz0rz Quick, fill me on that trick you use to change your chat color mid-message.
(22:53)EntropicPhantom: Hehe, nah, I believe you! But h- hey, look, I've gotta tell you something.
(22:54)SonjaOfTheMoon: You can't possibly be having an affair already.
(22:54)EntropicPhantom: Or am I?!
(22:55)SonjaOfTheMoon: Now that would be a twist of fate, wouldn't it?
(22:56)EntropicPhantom: Nah, but Felicity and I are getting together for coffee this weekend. It's nothing serious and obviously I had no idea about, uh, us when I arranged it, and I'll update her, unless you'd rather I not, but- yeah.
(22:56)SonjaOfTheMoon: You get to hang out with your friends, Alex. Gods, I'm not going to be that controlling helicopter girlfriend.
(22:57)EntropicPhantom: > "girlfriend"
*(22:57)SonjaOfTheMoon administers smelling salts.*
(23:00)EntropicPhantom: Ah, right. A time-traveling one, at that.
How did that not tip us off?
(23:02)EntropicPhantom: Hey, now that we're officially a couple and all, can I ask you something?
(23:02)SonjaOfTheMoon: You already could, but sure.
(23:03)EntropicPhantom: Well, it's not really any of my business :/
(23:03)SonjaOfTheMoon: I'm officially giving you permission to be curious. Go ahead.
(23:04)EntropicPhantom: Hehe, alright. Well- why do you say "gods" so much?
(23:05)SonjaOfTheMoon: Ah, gods, I can say far too much about this topic. The short version is- well, I do actually have a spiritual side.
(23:05)EntropicPhantom: Yup, I've noticed. I mean, it's not super-obvious, but you've worried enough about the metaphysical state of humanity enough times.
(23:07)SonjaOfTheMoon: I suppose I have. "Gods" started as a shorthand for "whatever powers may exist, if they happen to be interested in the prayers of a confused teenager". I... don't exactly pray anymore, but the habit persisted.
(23:07)EntropicPhantom: Aww, why not?
(23:08)SonjaOfTheMoon: Frank answer: I got the sense that there is something out there, and that its interests don't exactly line up with ours. Laugh if you want, but that's how it is.
(23:09)EntropicPhantom: Nah, I getcha.
(23:10)EntropicPhantom: Frankly, I get the same feeling sometimes.
(23:11)EntropicPhantom: Yyyyyyyyyyyeah. I get this feeling of... overwhelming antipathy related to certain ideas, sometimes, like something's trying to change my mind. And succeeding, too. I dunno, that's probably symptomatic of seven kinds of pathologies right there...
(23:11)SonjaOfTheMoon: Holy [censored]! Alright, tell me more. As much as you can. I don't think you're crazy, FYI.
(23:13)EntropicPhantom: W- well, it stopped me from flunking a bio exam,
and from confessing to you, and further back it's indirectly responsible for my change of major. Okay, it's not unusual to feel weird telling a girl you like her, especially 'cause I thought I was gay at the time, but it was more than that and I'm not sure I can explain it any better.
(23:13)SonjaOfTheMoon: Oh my gods. Hang on.
/status away; mood Programming.
(23:14)System: Setting status to AWAY.
(23:14)System: Mood message set.
(23:15)SonjaOfTheMoon: I am currently unavailable. If you send me a PM, I will respond at the earliest opportunity.
(23:19)SonjaOfTheMoon: Your hardware's @hena-capable, right?
(23:19)EntropicPhantom: The vaccum perturbation language? I think so
/message --file=""cthulhu-scanner.ath"" EntropicPhantom
(23:47)EntropicPhantom: What's this?
(23:47)SonjaOfTheMoon: Hard to explain and I probably made the filename a liiiiiittle over the top, but in theory it should detect any inbound nonlocal communication. How's your quantum mechanics?
(23:48)EntropicPhantom: Middling to I don't know [censored], depending on who you ask. What's up?
(23:48)SonjaOfTheMoon: I think there's something to this, and if so, there should be a distinctive probability perturbations. Which @hena can detect. I don't think I can explain it any better than that.
(23:49)EntropicPhantom: I'm not sure how much stake to put into this weird feeling of mine, Sonj.
(23:50)SonjaOfTheMoon: Well, you could run it anyway to humor your girlfriend~
(23:51)EntropicPhantom: Ah, the things I do for you...
(23:51)SonjaOfTheMoon: Thanks, Alex. I mean that.
(23:52)EntropicPhantom: Not sure I understand, but <3 you too. :)
*(23:52)SonjaOfTheMoon 's heart melts.*