(14:59)bloodshoes: look, what's really going on here? i'm tired of weird people on unihcat telling me what to do
(14:59)bloodshoes: i mean... i owe you, i know, but after last time? this is making me nervous, theo
(15:00)Theodore_Oien: I suppose that's only fair, given your history.
(15:02)Theodore_Oien: I want to level with you, but I need to know I can trust you. Or you can drop it all and go back to teaching. It's totally your decision.
(15:03)bloodshoes: maybe we should just..... notify the proper authorities and be done with it
(15:04)Theodore_Oien: That would not be a good idea. You can't be unaware of the massive corruption around you.
(15:05)bloodshoes: yeah, but
(15:05)bloodshoes: if they're just going after a kid for ransom money.....
(15:05)Theodore_Oien: An international businessman is involved in this case, remember? Panak. Pancake. Whatever other aliases he may use.
(15:05)Theodore_Oien: And that information may be key to cracking the case.
(15:06)bloodshoes: .....yeah, okay
(15:06)bloodshoes: i can see that
(15:08)bloodshoes: okay, what do you need to know?
(15:08)Theodore_Oien: Professor, I will be plain with you. What was Pancake doing?
(15:08)bloodshoes: starting a war
(15:08)bloodshoes: i think
(15:11)bloodshoes: he really doesnt like gaia
(15:12)Theodore_Oien: Oh my me. I just realized something.
(15:12)Theodore_Oien: They caught Unus_Relicum.
(15:13)bloodshoes: should be unum too, but i guess Latin grammar is too much to expect from terrorists
(15:13)bloodshoes: when did this happen?
(15:14)Theodore_Oien: Shortly after you were arrested. He was found posing as the roommate of a friend of the student in question.
(15:16)bloodshoes: first i've heard of this..... do you think it's related?
(15:16)Theodore_Oien: Absolutely. I should have mentioned it sooner.
(15:16)bloodshoes: news is hard to come by in jail.....
(15:16)bloodshoes: well [censored], are you trying to give me a chance to strike bacK?
(15:17)Theodore_Oien: Possibly. I think there's one way to find out.
(15:17)bloodshoes: why didn't pancake just..... keep working with me? i'm an historian, i know things.....
(15:18)Theodore_Oien: He and I don't see eye-to-eye on methodology, let me put it that way. He's much more accepting of collateral damage. Frankly, he seems to revel in it.
(15:18)bloodshoes: is this personal for you?
(15:19)Theodore_Oien: In a way. You?
(15:20)bloodshoes: i lost my father and brother on the Eisenhower
(15:20)bloodshoes: does that count?
(15:21)Theodore_Oien: Of course it does.
(15:21)bloodshoes: god fúcking damn it, they knew how many people they were going to kill! fúck any religion that advocates nuking medical ships!
(15:22)Theodore_Oien: [censored] every cause that that ends in murder and children crying.
(15:23)bloodshoes: i appreciate your taste in literature almost as much as your hatred of gaians
(15:24)Theodore_Oien: I've heard it said that-
(15:24)Theodore_Oien: -actually, let me find the quote here-
(15:27)Theodore_Oien: "[Banks] infused his science fiction with a conviction that a future was possible in which people could live better — he brought to the task an angry, compassionate, humane voice [...] and in doing so managed to write a far-future space operatic universe that sane human beings would actually want to live in (if only it existed)". -Charles Stross
(15:27)Theodore_Oien: I guess I've always believed that we all have our part to play bringing such a world about.
(15:28)bloodshoes: this is getting a little heavy, theo
(15:29)Theodore_Oien: I suppose it is. Thank you for your time, professor.
(15:32)bloodshoes: i'll think about what you said, alright?