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O.I: I don't know why some people are here helping you do what's considered the impossible, but for me, this whole thing is like a good TV drama. Except I get to take part in it. Yes, you are correct we're sorta skyping your mind right now. And in regards to the whole alien/human stuff I'll say that we've never met, and thus we don't know what each other looks like. As for where I am, well I wish I was planetside right now, but that's not really possible right now. Shitty connections literally in the middle of Bumblefuck, Nowhere. Just straight up void around the rust bucket I call home.
Daydream: ... Well.
Daydream: I can't say that I'm thrilled to be starring on this TV drama...
Daydream: It kind of makes me a little bit sad that countless aliens are watching me fuck up royally.
Daydream: Just a little bit though, because right now I'm too tired mentally to care.
Daydream: From what you just said, it sounded like you've come straight out of a movie.
Daydream: And believe it or not, but I'm certain that this "impossible" task is very possible, and inevitable!
O.I: This is not common technology mind you. We can't just speak into anybody's mind. The omniscent entity we mentioned earlier set us up with it. Or, well, it may be more accurate to say he's an Infallible Professor. And we're certainly not playing around with your lives in the balance if that's what you think. The professor might be playing for all I know, you'd think he could help the lot of you all by himself but here we are.
Daydream: Fuck, this can of worms again...
Daydream: Please don't bring this up again... That entity of yours. It really drives me insane wondering just what kind of person can simply help me, but chooses not to, or rather facilitates this round-about way of viewing my struggles to you all.
Daydream: I would much rather think such a person isn't actually real.
O.I: One of the reasons I want to help, I guess is because I want to see others be happy and have their happy ending, I guess. I don't get many happy endings myself, so helping others is what I do to try to achieve happiness myself. And sorry if my ranting is confusing, I'm not always the best with phrasing things.
Daydream: Well, aren't you thoughtful. If there are people like you in this group of Aliens then there is no reason I should think for something tragic to happen on your watch.
O.I: On why we want to help you, the reasons vary from person to person. some may act out of curiosity, others out of compassion, some may have reasons that nobody else understands. we could go through it for everyone who is currently involved, though that would be quite a lot of work.
Daydream: Despite all the voices you claim to be apart of your group, I tend to recognize only a very small amount.
O.I: If you don't mind going a bit off topic, I do have a concern that I have been waiting a while to address. As you already have noticed, we had used some tinfoil items to deal with the psychic powers of Lethos. It seems like malice, the weird doll, is using part psychic manipulation and part what you perceive our "power" to be. so the question is, do you think tinfoil items help against it? Could it also keep nightmare from controlling derrick, or is that a completely different thing?
Daydream: Hm, there's a bit to cover here.
Daydream: First, I'm not entirely sure what Malice is. It might be a force of nature, or some kind of monster so powerful it can allude the laws of this space I know as the dream world.
Daydream: Or it could be an object used by another to egg on, or spy on targets.
Daydream: Or it could be a completely unrelated thing that works with no rhyme or reason.
Daydream: I couldn't tell you.
Daydream: Secondly, on the topic of Nightmare... I've told you before. Derrick IS Nightmare.
Daydream: He just doesn't know it yet.
Daydream: And the Nightmare I know, the one on the outside, is trying to do... Something.
Daydream: That I am not sure.
Daydream: Derrick is under a spell, he is oblivious to his true nature. Among... other things.
Daydream: I've put a LOT of effort into keeping him "sedated" so I can do my work here.
Daydream: It sounds... incredibly selfish at this point, I know. But I'm not looking for your sympathy here.
Daydream: Just understand that what happened with Derrick, isn't mind control, or my Nightmare taking over this Derrick.
Daydream: But a weakening of the spell I have over him.
O.I: I see you still doubt our intentions for some reason. And that is reasonable and understandable I suppose... But what if I told you that solving your puzzle and getting you to take that wager to spare Emily, is what I now-- years later, though not many-- still consider to be the crowning achievement of my existence?
Daydream: ... That puzzle was actually fairly easy and the wager, to be honest was just me humouring you.
Daydream: Sorry that you've wasted your crowning achievement on it, hehe...
What if I also told you that kindness is a universal constant that allows sentient creatures around the multiverse to form this complex construct of support called Society? Granted, this time-dilation was for the longest time also our greatest asset, in the end, I suppose there can be no secrets between real friends, eh? So now you know the price we all willingly and gladly pay for your sakes, I hope you can find it in your heart to make some personal sacrifices of your own and to let Emily help you sort through your feelings. Make no mistake, among our ranks, there's still bitterness over what you did, but it's growing lesser with each sign of your atonement.
Daydream: Societies are known to self destruct... And I'm sure that it's not through kindness.
Daydream: While I acknowledge that you are growing on me, don't push it. I wouldn't be quick to call us friends, or anything like that.
Daydream: I will be calling Emily here shortly, what you say is true... But please understand that I don't really care if any of you are still bitter, seeing as how there's nothing I can really do about that, or would be willing to do.
We continue to believe there is genuine kindness and love within your heart, though terribly misguided at one moment. Otherwise you would not have kept trying to make things right again for as long as you did. The problem, as always in life, is that we can not see the perfect outcome, because Reality is too vast for any one person to comprehend. And that is where having friends comes in handy... but I'm delving into Philosophy again. I'm sorry, that was a little long winded and heavy and you just wanted to relax... we would love to play another game with you when you're feeling better. No wagers this time.
Daydream: ......
Daydream: Although you were starting to rub me the wrong way, you ended up sounding rather cute.
Daydream: Thank you for believing in me, I guess.
Daydream: Games though... Games...
Daydream: Ahh, what the hell. Sure.
Daydream: I'll try not to make it too complicated because I'm sure you too, want to get back to work.
O.I: It seems my comment on how this is like a TV drama got a few people worried, but I was just being honest with you. Wouldn't you want us to at least be honest with you to some extent? And besides, I'm not totally heartless and I don't only care about the next big dramatic fuck up. I still wanna see everyone survive.
Daydream: Honesty is always good, but like you I am not willing to share the whole truth about everything.
Daydream: So in a way sometimes withholding information is a good thing.
Daydream: But half truths can be considered lies, depending on who you asked because it's inherently dishonest.
Daydream: In which case honesty can only be "sometimes" good like dishonesty. I suppose that really it depends on the subject and whether or not you care about feelings involved.
Daydream: I wouldn't consider myself to be a sensitive person... But I do get passionate about things sometimes as well.
Daydream: Well for what it's worth, thanks.
O.I: We saw people who needed help, and decided to try to help you. The more we learned about the situation, the more important it seemed. We are trying to save lives. Do we need a reason for that?
Daydream: Yes, you do need a reason.
Daydream: Would you want to save us if we were all horrible people?
Daydream: For the things I've done, I'm sure there is at least one person who would not agree with you.
Daydream: Though... I'm very thankful that you're here.
O.I: Oh yeah, going off of what someone else said earlier, I would love to play a game with you when you're feeling better. That would be really fun.
Daydream: Games... Games... I'm trying to come up with something.
O.I: I think we would all enjoy a good game.
Daydream: Hmmm... Brain... come on.
Daydream: Bleh, I got nothing. Maybe I'll wait until you're all finished talking.
O.I: "Personally, my motivations are comprised of a variety of reasons, so bear with me.
Daydream: Okay.
At first I stuck around out of idle curiosity. Finding Derrick wandering around this strange world he found himself in was interesting. Watching his reactions to the dream world, his interactions with the people around him, helping him through his tribulations, and watching him grow stronger and more capable was fun. Watching him make things in particular was fun for pretty much everybody involved.
Daydream: Isn't it? Some of those items I'm certain you Aliens are coming up with.
Then the rest of you started joining. You all are an interesting lot, to say the least. Keeping you all alive was somewhat challenging, but rewarding. Watching you all interact with each other was even more interesting, even if it was just in a reality show kind of way at times. But watching you guys grow up as people has been a very rewarding experience so far.
Daydream: Hehe... I see.
Lastly, and probably the most important thing currently: throughout all of the events that have transpired, you all have managed to grow on me. I actually like all of you. You silly little children that I can only perceive through abstract have managed to touch my heart from across worlds. As such, I'd like to see your existences continue.
Daydream: Well you sure know how to make a girl feel special.
I'd like to think that you have contributed the most with words like that.
More generally speaking, I've grown to love doing this. It means quite a lot to me that I can help you all out. Even through all the drama, sorrows, and questionable choices, it's been a personal honour to contribute to whatever this is. And I am glad that I have had the chance to do so."
Daydream: Ahahaha!! So what IS this?? Because I'd like to know as well.
Daydream: Heh, but I'm sure you probably don't have a clue. Well it's interesting to know that some of you have invested your own time into ensuring that my work continues and becomes successful... It really, really means a lot to me.
I simply can't leave before Derrick eats DT. He's the only realm attendant left who hasn't been, and the circle must be completed!
Daydream: What?
Daydream: You want Derrick to eat DT?
Daydream: As some kind of joke or something?
Daydream: Are there layers to this I can't comprehend? I don't find it funny.
Daydream: Also DT is so cute...
Daydream: Bad Alien, no eating my DT.
Daydream: ..... Well? Anyone else?
Daydream: Okay! I guess you're all done.
Daydream: Don't worry we can talk more later, but how about we try something fun. This will kinda be a one player game. I'll watch and see how you do.
Daydream: And I'll bring Emily in now, so we can get started on our little chat.
Daydream: So, somehow I came up with 2 games we-- er I mean YOU can play.
Daydream: The first game is called Master thief, Little bob will have to finesse his way into a super top secret facility and steal valuables without being detected! If you are detected, you get one chance to keep going, but a second time, and you lose.
Daydream: The second game I call, Strongest Challenger! Basically I'll spawn monsters for bob to fight. Basically fighting simulator. You can spawn items and skills for bob to use to defeat my monsters. At the end of the fight, Bob is healed but has to fight an even stronger monster! Up to 3.
Daydream: What do you think?

1. Master Thief
2. Strongest Challenger


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I feel like it will be useful later...
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>Let's get thievin'
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>I'd go with the fighty fight fight. Mostly so that we can brainstorm new weapons without being constrained to objects that are lying around the dream world. and if not that, then to use some of the stuff we've already thought of, but haven't been able to make.

Well this is new...
07-20-2017, 04:44 PM
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More challenging and could teach us some stuff for later.

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I'm gonna go with what everyone else said so far! It seems like it would be pretty fun.
07-20-2017, 05:21 PM
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>2 Come on guise! This is a chance to see our crazyer weapon design in practice! :D
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I agree, 2 could be good to try new gear.
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>Personally i prefer number 1 but given the choice i would rather go with the one less mentally taxing/ entertaining for Daydream to watch since she will not be taking part in such an active roll in this game.
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that whole divulging about tv dramas was so cringy McCoffee i hate soap operas and believe me this is no soap opera. Do soap operas contain mind-bending dream creatures? I think not! Drudgerepond

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sounds like fun!
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Throwing my hat on the >1 Pile
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(07-22-2017, 09:15 AM)Shadowfyst997 Wrote: Throwing my hat on the >1 Pile

throwing my entire body into the >1 pile Melonspa

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Grabbing the hat from the >1 Pile, as it looks nice. I put my shirt buttons on the pile in trade.

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> Master thief

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Daydream: Well okay then, give me a second to fetch Emily.

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Emily: Daydre-- Err.. Alice?
Emily: I'm... glad you're taking this seriously.
Daydream: Well, I don't have many options now do I?
Emily: Hello there, Bob!
Emily: ....
Daydream: Hm, they respond in segments. So they'll probably answer you later on.
Daydream: I've decided to set up a little mind game for the Aliens.
Daydream: You can watch too while we talk.
Emily: Mind games?
Daydream: Yes, It's like... Virtual reality. In this place I can do all kinds of things.

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Daydream: Well then Aliens, let us begin. I'll briefly explain more before we start.
Daydream: You're a commissioned agent looking for the "Obsidian star". It's not too heavy, but sticking out of it is a very rare jewel. Apparently it can earn you quite the pretty penny. You have already made it to the site, your objective is clear. Retrieve the obsidian star without being detected. Use deadly force if necessary.

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*Ahem* You are a commissioned agent looking for the "Obsidian star" in this quite large facility. With the help of an affiliate they managed to snag you some floor plans said to be around here somewhere with this black briefcase.

"The briefcase has items that will help you." Said the affiliate, however who knows what could be inside. While you have enough inventory space for 4 items and a weapon, let's hope you find something more to your style.

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Daydream: Okay, so here we are. Aliens, this briefcase has 5 things inside of it. They can be anything you want or need that can fit in a briefcase. You get to choose what they'll be.
Daydream: But once you decided on all 5, that's all the "conjuring" help you'll get so choose wisely.
Emily: When did I change clothes??
Daydream: Cute, eh? You're tall grass, and I'm a rock. Bob here cannot hear or see us as people. As we follow him around our clothes will change to hide ourselves as to fully enjoy the excitement up close!
07-23-2017, 05:14 PM
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>Those are some cute outfits! Almost as cute as "the book that's real".
07-23-2017, 06:24 PM
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Here's my suggested loadout

spy mutli-tool in the form of a phone, silenced weapon, fulton system from Metal Gear, radar, explosives.

The multi-tool is a given, the weapon will let us take out guards and get a disguise, the fulton will let us dispose of bodies easily and possibly deliver our objective quicker, and explosives are always helpful.

"Fainting isn't real, only ninteenth century girls in corsets faint."
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(07-23-2017, 06:57 PM)Heyoceama Wrote: Here's my suggested loadout

spy mutli-tool in the form of a phone, silenced weapon, fulton system from Metal Gear, radar, explosives.

The multi-tool is a given, the weapon will let us take out guards and get a disguise, the fulton will let us dispose of bodies easily and possibly deliver our objective quicker, and explosives are always helpful.

the fulton thing wont be useful if we go inside. silenced weapon is ok, but we might be able to do better. depending on how it operates (RL silenced vs movie silenced), it might still be quite loud.
I would instead suggest a compact crossbow. not only is it quieter, but you could also use it to fire hooks to climb stuff, or even retract shot guards to get them out of sight immediately.
instead of the fulton I would say a disguise. a couple clothes should fit in the briefcase and should help us blend in, at least from a distance.

and what exactly do you mean with explosives? like a brick of C4 with an adjustable timer or a bunch of grenades?
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If we'd want a really stealthy option, a chameleon suit that blends us into the background to stay hidden would be cool.
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(07-23-2017, 07:48 PM)XeroChance0 Wrote: If we'd want a really stealthy option, a chameleon suit that blends us into the background to stay hidden would be cool.

ooh, fancy.
yes, sounds much better than a simple disguise.
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>Hi Emily. How are you?

and yeah, I'd go with the multi-tool, and the crossbow/grappling hook combo weapon.

Well this is new...
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Suction cup climbing gear perhaps? Could be help us if it's a multi story building, and we could climb things to hide.
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I demand some chocolate bars
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>I hope we can put up a good show for you, Emily. Just watch us infiltrate the hell out of this thing.
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(07-23-2017, 07:35 PM)Xoleuph Wrote:
(07-23-2017, 06:57 PM)Heyoceama Wrote: Here's my suggested loadout

spy mutli-tool in the form of a phone, silenced weapon, fulton system from Metal Gear, radar, explosives.

The multi-tool is a given, the weapon will let us take out guards and get a disguise, the fulton will let us dispose of bodies easily and possibly deliver our objective quicker, and explosives are always helpful.

the fulton thing wont be useful if we go inside. silenced weapon is ok, but we might be able to do better. depending on how it operates (RL silenced vs movie silenced), it might still be quite loud.
I would instead suggest a compact crossbow. not only is it quieter, but you could also use it to fire hooks to climb stuff, or even retract shot guards to get them out of sight immediately.
instead of the fulton I would say a disguise. a couple clothes should fit in the briefcase and should help us blend in, at least from a distance.

and what exactly do you mean with explosives? like a brick of C4 with an adjustable timer or a bunch of grenades?

When I said a silenced weapon I was just being general. The specifics of it aren't too important. As for the disguise we can easily get one off a dead guard so probably not worth spending an item on it. As for explosives yeah I meant like timed C4. That way we can make an expedient escape route or diversion.

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