Waterworks

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(07-09-2017, 06:18 PM)Fellow Wrote: »>Maybe the bartender knows were the nearest bus stop is?

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Doesn't matter. Doesn't matter if you get lost. You so much as blink in the wrong direction, something'll show up to help you.


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You're not kidding. You've got quite the liver.


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Stupid drones. They're everywhere now. In this city, they're usually built to take the form of garbage cans and dumpsters.


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You'd think that public robot servants would be useful.

...They are, but they're also government surveillance kicked all the way up to eleven.


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They're programmed to put a human's well-being above all else. Unfortunately for you, this one genuinely believes your life is in danger and is going to be trailing you until you fall unconscious.

Seriously - you're good. You've, uh, built up a tolerance over the years. You're tired; You just want to go home and go to bed on your own terms.
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Try and distract it with a fetch quest, one that would bring it to the other side of the city. Or the next one.

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>It's a scam. It doesn't want to take you to the hospital. It wants something from you. Extreme paranoia is always the answer.
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>Assure the trashcan of your good health by reciting the alphabet backwards.
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> Trash Can: parrot what they taught me in Drivers' Ed- alcohol tolerance isn't a decreased level of inebriation, it's an increased ability to mask the symptoms. Ergo, she's dying. Don't look it up or anything, I'm pretty sure it's true.
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>Tell the drone that you have a hospital at home.
>Ask him for a ride to your house where you can seek immediate emergency care from Dr. Bed.
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>Ask it one of those logic bomb questions. "The following statement is true. The preceding statement is a lie." Or if that's too much to get out at the moment, a simpler "This statement is a lie."
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(07-17-2017, 04:07 PM)Unclever title Wrote: »>Tell the drone that you have a hospital at home.

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You yell back at the trash can, saying that you have your own hospital at home. In your bed.


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It realizes that you're trying to talk to it and pretends to be doing something else.


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Ah, the hell with it. Why should you even bother. It'll leave you alone once you get out of this stupid city.
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>Trash bot: Intercept her right on her doorstep
>Connie: Remind yourself why you're not going to join the sleepers and why you're not going to consider suicide either.

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beautifull flash as alway, great use of music and colors.

>Start humming under your breath, muic used to cheer you up, maybe you'll find some of that spring back in your steps.
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>Reasons for life come and go but those who are awake can be ready when things change.
>If this much could happen in just five years... whose to say it's going to last?
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What is this city's specialty?
How's that depression going? Does anyone know?
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hey connie got any friends, or maybe hobbies? try those, or get some by joining an activity club

better than doing the whole self-destructive angsty wallowing-in-regrets-and-helplessness thing
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Hi, just asking if theres a discord server for Waterworks?
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Hello there, 'fraid there isn't one.

If you're thinking of making one, I suggest you think otherwise as it's not really needed. He does hang out in some outlier servers.
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Blegh. You really need to get off your ass and do something meaningful for once. You thought you had something going on, but as you sat back and kinda just... let yourself go. Then, after a while, you get up to take a look around and realize that the world's left you behind.


(07-19-2017, 05:50 PM)Wheat Wrote: »hey connie got any friends, or maybe hobbies? try those, or get some by joining an activity club

better than doing the whole self-destructive angsty wallowing-in-regrets-and-helplessness thing


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Well, there was José... You should have been up front with him and actually offered to do something together that didn't involve you being miserable.

As far as hobbies go... Your bathroom could use a bit of a tune-up. You used to be so meticulous when cleaning it. However, because it was so perfect, no one (including yourself) ever really wanted to use it. After a while, you guess you just gave up. What's the point in cleaning something that will just get dirty again?

Still, that's no excuse for your current behaviour. You can do whatever you want. You could pull a virtual reality helmet out of a vending machine right now and connect to the internet. That's where everyone is these days. People from all over the world join up to live, learn, dream and create together. Musicians host digital concerts where millions attend. Art is painted, programs are written... There will always be someone or something that will be there for you.

...Except it isn't real. You're a bit hung up on that part.

One argument that you keep giving yourself is that the people are real, and so are the relationships that you have with them. A rational person would agree, but to be frank, you're having a little bit of trouble suspending your disbelief.


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Anyway, it looks like you've reached the "bus stop".

Technically, these aren't traditional busses. They're more like shuttles that literally get shot to other terminals. Imagine a cross between a maglev and a bullet train, and then remove the track. That's the sort of stuff you're dealing with here. That, and garbage cans that can pass the Turing test.


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You enter the terminal. Things are so quiet, you wager there's likely a shuttle already docked in there, just waiting for someone to board it so it can go somewhere.


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You can go anywhere you want, but you always find yourself bouncing back and forth between nothing and nowhere-in-particular. The day begins with you sulking over breakfast and ends with you in bed, your body too preoccupied with your self-medicated alcohol poisoning to offer up any surprises. You could do this forever. But did you ever want to?

You should pull Slick's helmet out of storage again. It's been a while, maybe it'll do you some good to see him again.

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Looks like I happened to find the forums and catch up at a good(?) time. Good to see this is still a thing. Although, apparently I missed a world-buildy thing? Shame. Anyway, I'm caught back up so I can once again wait for updates like everyone else.
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>Here's something that'll cheer you up. Subway graffiti. Show the interior walls who's boss, you're a real-deal rebel!
Or
>Whoa-whoa, Connie, stop daydreaming. You're fighting for control of your being, remember?
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>Connie: See Slick again

Heh, well bronze isn't so bad. Glad that the intermission is over.
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Connie: contain/defeat the hivemind, already
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> a few reality checks are in order what with the hivemind business still unsettled and your id down and out. unless you can rage counter this bs reality that is.
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>have a glass of water it does the body good.
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>Connie: try to remember, when all of this went wrong exactly? What happened then?
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loading Your vision focusing eventually returns to you. running


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cryonics - 100% Who/what are you doing here? You think that you're Pvt. Chambers id match, but the last n-1 thing you remember querying was a snow globe classified being thrown at you. true

What happened to you merge order, this place unknown, and everyone else? no signal


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