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Original not a number (a chat log text adventure)

NonAnalogue

Losing her head
Location
Yes
Pronouns
she/her
> Chat: MiraclesMatter

Conversation initiated between RiskySophism and MiraclesMatter.
0832, 6d5mo

[MM] Good morning!!
[MM] c:
[RS] oh, good morning, robin. what's up?
[MM] I finally got to listen to the new kjla;lN'A
[RS] um?
[MM] Sorry!! I dropped my AXSIS,, and Smiley got a hold of it..
[MM] You know how he''ll run off with anything!!
[RS] oh yeah. okay. so what did you listen to?
[MM] Right!! I listened to the new Over Town album!!
[RS] yeah? good, right?
[MM] Definitely!! Every song was amazing!!
[RS] agreed. i keep putting a time to dream on loop.
[MM] Really?? It''s good,, but I thought it was the weakest on the album......
[RS] oh... sorry.
[MM] What''re you apologizing for?? You''re allowed to have your own opinion..
[MM] Even if it is a completely wrong one..
[MM] :p :p
[RS] oh, you're joking.
[MM] Of course I am!!
[RS] so what song was your favorite then?
[MM] It''s so hard to pick!! I think right now it''s The New Eternal..
[MM] It''s so ethereal!!
[RS] that one's pretty good too.
[RS] definitely not better than a time to dream though.
[MM] Like I said,, it''s just an opinion!!
[RS] even if it is a wrong one.
[MM] :c
[RS] sorry.

> Open: saved logs (DozingGoner)

Displaying 10 most recent conversations between RiskySophism and DozingGoner...
DozingGoner is registered in AXSIS Contacts. Open AXSIS Contacts for more information.

1032, 5d20mo

[RS] i miss you.

1705, 15d17mo
[DG] mom says 2 get home 4 dinner!
[RS] oh shoot, i didn't realize what time it was!
[RS] i'll come home right now!

1222, 14d17mo
RiskySophism has sent the file: bloodysky.mus

[RS] there, that's the song i kept telling you about.
[DG] mc shader, right?
[RS] yep!
[DG] lemme take a listen.
[DG] oh.
[DG] this is v. bad.
[RS] hey now.

1952, 11d17mo
[RS] hey, when you get back from robin's place working on your
[RS] ~secret project~
[RS] can you drop by axsismart and pick up some breakfast for tomorrow?
[DG] y?
[RS] i don't know. guess we're out? momma said to ask you.
[DG] ok. only cause it's momma asking.
[RS] what's that supposed to mean?
[DG] that if it were u, i wouldn't do it.
[RS] ouch. jerk.
[DG] see ya soon, shortass! love u!
[RS] just pick something good for breakfast, stinkweed.

0907, 12d16mo
[RS] get out of the shower!
[DG] y would i have my axsis in the shower?
[RS] i don't know, but you're in there and you're answering, aren't you?
[RS] kojo?
[RS] kojo, get out of the shower!

1631, 3d16mo
DozingGoner has sent the file: a4130112.pic
Image description: A person, with height scaled down by 53%.

[DG] actual pic of the shortass.
RiskySophism has sent the file: a1025131.pic
Image description: A person, with wavy lines drawn around.

[RS] actual picture of the stinkweed.

0801, 12d15mo
RiskySophism has sent the file: a11110621.pic
Image description: A picture of a heart, with the following text underneath: "Happy birthday, also, you're awful"

0512, 9d15mo

[DG] hey,
[DG] wake up!
[DG] wake up wake up wake up!
[RS] kojo, what the heck?
[RS] what's wrong?
[DG] u forgot 2 put your axsis on silent overnight!
[RS] you bastard.

1717, 12d14mo
[DG] hey shortass,
[DG] get me a bag of chipities.
[RS] what? no.
[RS] get it yourself.
[DG] hmm...
[DG] i don't want 2.
[RS] i don't want to either, so you're going to have to deal.

1353, 3d14mo
DozingGoner has sent the file: a2156158.pic
Image description: A very zoomed-in picture of an eye

[RS] oh... i see you got the new axsis with the good camera.
[RS] i'm now very worried.
 

Negrek

triple wekness for rock-type
Staff
oH SHIT, I guess Fiametta didn't get meteors on her birthday, but I don't like that one-day inactivity at all. I think it might be a good idea to... check the news. :(

> Open: AXSIS News
 

NonAnalogue

Losing her head
Location
Yes
Pronouns
she/her
> Open: AXSIS News

Launching AXSIS News 8.0.4...

Welcome to AXSIS News 8.0.4!

Here are your curated headlines. Select one to read the article:

> "AXSIS Net Game 'The Suburbs' Fails To Meet Expectations, Crashes AXSIS Devices On Launch"
> "Watt Samston Takes Home Victory In AXSIS World Poker League Finals"
> "Alzabatan Snivelworm Declared Extinct After Last Breeding Pair In Captivity Die Of Sadness"
> "Missing Citizens Report: 6d5mo"

> BROWSE ARCHIVES
> SEARCH
> STORE
> ABOUT
 

Chibi Pika

Stay positive
Staff
Location
somewhere in spacetime
Pronouns
they/them
I... I think I've finally gotten over my shock of us no longer following Fiamatta. :c It just... felt like losing a friend. Desta's sweet, but I was invested! ;-;

In any case, should probably start by figuring out more about who we are now...
[DG] u forgot 2 put your axsis on silent overnight!
[RS] you bastard.
A+ sibling culture
> "Missing Citizens Report: 6d5mo"
oh nO

> Open: AXSIS IdentiCard

> "Missing Citizens Report: 6d5mo"
 

NonAnalogue

Losing her head
Location
Yes
Pronouns
she/her
> Open: AXSIS IdentiCard

Launching AXSIS IdentiCard 56.12.99...

Welcome to AXSIS IdentiCard 56.12.99. As a reminder, pursuant to 356 V. Code § 122(b), AXSIS IdentiCard is the only valid government-recognized form of identification.

Name: RUDO, DESTA
Alias: none
* Alias only visible to trusted contacts.

Age: 15 yrs
Sex: F
Birthday: 2d18mo
Blood type: A
Address: 19224 Via Amata, Vezretti, Vandrio
Blood donor: Y
Organ donor: Y
* To opt out of blood and organ donation, upgrade to AXSIS IdentiCardPremium!

> AXSIS News: "Missing Citizens Report"

Welcome to AXSIS News 8.0.4!

v "Missing Citizens Report: 6d5mo"

- AUTOMATED REPORT OF CITIZENS LISTED MISSING AS OF 6d5mo -

If you have any information on the following citizens, please contact the AXSIS CitizensBureau.

By default, the report will be tailored to your location. If you wish to see missing citizen reports for other areas, please download the AXSIS MissingCitizens application from AXSIS Net.

Select a name for a more detailed listing.

Last name, first name, date reported missing, last known location

-A-
Auburn, Zelda, 12d4mo, Via Adagia

-D-
Dimetrius, Gadson, 19d3mo, Via Prima
Dimetrius, Arc, 19d3mo, Via Prima

-F-
Fortunata, Cosmo, 5d5mo, Plaza Promenada

-J-
Joules, Madra, 7d4mo, Via Sienna

-Q-
Quick, Alonzo, 1d5mo, Via del Coraggioso
 

Negrek

triple wekness for rock-type
Staff
Yyyyup, there it is. :( At least the news doesn't have any mention of rampaging blackeyes, so hopefully nothing monstrous happened yesterday. And hopefully Fiamatta's hiding out at TimesTabled's place and doing relatively okay. Not sure if Desta knows TT at all, though... Might be a little OOC to chat up a complete stranger to ask if someone we know might be hanging at her place.

I do want to keep an eye on the Sburb side of things...

> AXSIS News: "AXSIS Net Game 'The Suburbs' Fails To Meet Expectations, Crashes AXSIS Devices On Launch"

And I'm curious...

> Open: AXSIS Cast - Spell Index
 

Chibi Pika

Stay positive
Staff
Location
somewhere in spacetime
Pronouns
they/them
Birthday: 2d18mo
WAIT. THIS WAS THE DAY THAT--
Fortunata, Cosmo, 5d5mo, Plaza Promenada
nooooooooo

(god, I bet it's entertaining to watch us squirm)

But yeah, like Negrek said, hopefully she's just hiding with TT? After all, if something disastrous happened, there'd likely be others missing. (Or... possibly none at all. I mean, Kojo's not on there. He's not missing. Pretty sure Axsis knows exactly where he went.)

> Fortunata, Cosmo, 5d5mo, Plaza Promenada
 

NonAnalogue

Losing her head
Location
Yes
Pronouns
she/her
(god, I bet it's entertaining to watch us squirm)
You have no idea

> AXSIS News: "Fortunata, Cosmo"

Welcome to AXSIS News 8.0.4!

v "Missing Citizens Report: 6d5mo"

v "Fortunata, Cosmo, 5d5mo, Plaza Promenada"

Name: Fortunata, Cosmo
Age: 17 yrs
Sex: M
Birthday: 5d5mo
Last seen: Plaza Promenada, Vezretti, Vandrio
Aliases: Fiametta, WitchesBlue

Image: Image description: A picture of a teenager with a sullen expression

Notes: According to parents, Cosmo left a family dinner at the restaurant A Better Place on Corso Abategiovanni after an altercation with several family members. Cosmo was later seen in AXSIS Security-recorded footage entering his home on Plaza Promenada and leaving a few minutes later with a bag.

Cosmo's location is unknown. His AXSIS device was shut off, disabling standard-issue AXSIS LocationTrackers. Welfare checks were conducted with known associates of Cosmo and confirmed that Cosmo was not with them.

> AXSIS News: "The Suburbs"

Welcome to AXSIS News 8.0.4!

v "AXSIS Net Game 'The Suburbs' Fails To Meet Expectations, Crashes AXSIS Devices On Launch"

After being hyped up for its entire beta release period, AXSIS net game "The Suburbs" has landed - with a resounding thud.

Unlike the surprisingly tightly-programmed beta version, the full release of "The Suburbs" was plagued with numerous bugs that caused a complete crash of the AXSIS device used to run it, with some consumers reporting that their device was then unable to be booted again.

These bugs are, according to AXSIS Net data mapping, widespread, and authorities are warning consumers that, if they have downloaded "The Suburbs", they should uninstall it as soon as possible. Authorities also reminded consumers that, as AXSIS IdentiCard is the only valid government-recognized form of identification in the vast majority of regions worldwide, if their AXSIS device was rendered inoperable, they should purchase a new one as soon as possible.

SuburbanSpawl, developer of "The Suburbs", has maintained radio silence since the release of their game and has been unable to be reached for comment.

> Open: AXSIS Cast - Spell Index

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.5.4!

-- SPELL INDEX --

> SPELL SHOP
> SPELL COMBINER

Cast spells to unlock new, rarer magic!
Or, purchase a random new spell in the SPELL SHOP!
Select spell for more details.

Key:
* - Common
** - Uncommon
*** - Rare
**** - Ultra-rare
***** - Master


A
-AXSIS Breeze *
-AXSIS Chill **
-AXSIS Ember *
-AXSIS Frost *
-AXSIS Growth *
-AXSIS Heart ***
-AXSIS Hush *
-AXSIS Mind ****
-AXSIS Push *
-AXSIS Snap **
-AXSIS Wild **
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
#

> Open: saved logs (WitchesBlue)

Displaying 10 most recent conversations between RiskySophism and WitchesBlue...
WitchesBlue is registered in AXSIS Contacts. Open AXSIS Contacts for more information.

1715, 4d5mo

[WB] hey desta
[WB] hows it goin
[RS] oh, wb. hi.
[RS] um. good. i guess.
[RS] why do you ask?
[WB] i just saw the posts you made on weblog
[WB] and uh
[WB] they didn't sound
[WB] very great
[RS] shoot, i forgot those show up to everybody on the trusted list.
[RS] sorry, those were super personal.
[RS] you don't need to worry about them.
[WB] i mean
[WB] just because i dont gotta worry about them
[WB] doesnt mean im not worried anyway
[WB] i get bein depressed
[WB] its sorta my natural state of bein
[WB] wake up in the morning and the depression center of my brain cracks its knuckles and says
[WB] lets get down to business
[WB] see thats a pun
[WB] like
[WB] gettin down
[WB] like feelin down
[WB] cause of the depression
[RS] you really will just keep talking forever, huh.
[WB] yeah sorry
[WB] bad habit
[WB] for real though
[WB] if you ever need to vent or whatever
[WB] im more than happy to listen
[WB] ive never been in your exact spot
[WB] but even so
[WB] maybe i can still help
[WB] i dunno
[WB] im just throwin stuff against the wall right now
[WB] seein what sticks
[RS] well...
[RS] thanks. i appreciate hearing that.
[RS] it's hard for me to talk to people sometimes.
[RS] i always feel like everyone's going to shout me down no matter what i say.
[RS] i can't ever tell how people are actually feeling.
[RS] especially in text. so i just don't say things.
[RS] and then i just scream into the void of weblog, and then i feel better.
[WB] really
[RS] well, not 'better'. maybe 'less bad.'
[RS] maybe 'less bad for the moment.'
[WB] ah gotcha
[RS] but the way i see it is that if i just shove every bad feeling down, eventually i can forget about it.
[WB] i
[WB] uh
[WB] i dont think it works that way
[RS] hey, don't ruin my dreams here.
[WB] hah
[WB] was that an actual honest to goodness joke
[WB] comin outta the mouth of desta
[WB] well not mouth
[WB] axsis touchscreen
[RS] i make jokes sometimes!
[WB] oh yeah
[WB] go on then
[WB] tell me another
[RS] um. well...
[RS] 191 citizens walk into an axsis-approved drinking station.
[RS] the bartender says, "i'll happily serve you, citizens."
[RS] so the 191 citizens say, "thank you," and sit down.
[WB] desta
[WB] i want you to be real with me
[WB] did you message axsis
[WB] ask them for a joke
[WB] and then tell me the exact same non joke they told you
[RS] i don't have to answer that.
[WB] i cant decide if thats gutsy or cheap
[WB] desta
[WB] are you still there
[WB] im not out here tryin to murder you with words or anything
[RS] no, no, i'm still here. it's just, i wanted to say something and i couldn't find the words.
[WB] oh
[WB] sorry
[RS] i wanted to tell you that i appreciated you talking to me today.
[RS] it's been a bad day, and you made me laugh some.
[RS] so, thank you.
[WB] youre welcome
[WB] like i said
[WB] i get it
[RS] i wouldn't mind talking again at some point, but for now i have to go.
[RS] dinner time
[WB] oh shit
[WB] youre right
[WB] when did it get so late
[RS] next axsis headline:
[RS] passage of time confuses and angers local fiametta.
[WB] fuck
[WB] now even destas clownin on me
[RS] i think you'll find i clown with the best of them.
[WB] the best of who
[WB] the other clowns
[WB] oh snap gottem
[RS] ouch. i walked right into that.
[RS] but for real, since we're sitting at one to one now, i really need to go eat.
[WB] awful brave of you to assume were tied
[WB] but yeah go eat
[RS] talk to you later!
[WB] see ya

1611, 3d5mo
[WB] hey desta
[WB] how's it goin
[RS] wb? what's up?
[WB] huh
[WB] wouldnta pegged you as someone who used screen names instead of actual names
[RS] oh. sorry. it's just, your first name is super long.
[RS] and when i try to abbreviate it with your last name, i just get ff.
[RS] which sounds like i'm starting to cuss you out.
[WB] to be fair
[WB] i wouldnt mind in the slightest if you messaged me just to cuss me out
[WB] that shit would be hysterical
[WB] all like
[RS] wb. please.
[WB] 'conversation initiated between rs and wb'
[WB] 'oh hey whats up'
[RS] fiametta.
[WB] 'you know what's up you freaker'
[WB] wow
[WB] even in this absurd hypothetical informed mostly by my perception of you from what your brother told me i cant imagine you cussing
[WB] truly desta you are the purest of the pure
[RS] i most certainly am not.
[WB] oh yeah
[WB] sure
[WB] then you wont mind lettin loose with the filthiest obscenities you can imagine
[WB] right now
[RS] i don't have to prove myself to you.
[RS] look, did you message me for a reason, or did you just want to taunt me?
[WB] oh yeah
[WB] good call on redirectin me
[WB] otherwise ill keep going like this
[WB] a hole with no fuckin bottom thats for sure
[WB] okay so if you couldnt tell from how i keep dancin around the point here
[WB] this is kinda hard to ask
[WB] but did your brother ghost me or something
[WB] he hasn't responded to any of my messages for a long time
[WB] not since he told me that he had some big plans for 2d18mo
[RS] oh. um.
[RS] i.
[RS] i sort of.
[RS] i can't talk about that.
[RS] there was a big problem that day when we.
[RS] i mean when he.
[RS] when he, uh.
[RS] i just can't talk about it.
[RS] it attracted a lot of attention, and the news people were everywhere, and.
[RS] i mean.
[RS] sorry.
[WB] um
[WB] okay i guess
[WB] sorry for prying

1203, 6d16mo
[WB] hey is this dgs sister
[WB] he talks about you all the time and you sound like a pretty cool person
[WB] so i thought id say hi
[RS] dgs...? oh, oh, you're saying dg's.
[RS] yeah, kojo's my brother.
[RS] who's this?
[WB] oh uh my name is fiametta
[RS] fiametta. ok. he talks about you sometimes.
[WB] really
[RS] only good things, and facts.
[WB] good i guess
[RS] my name is desta. nice to meet you.
[WB] nice to meet you too

End of saved logs for WitchesBlue.
 
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Negrek

triple wekness for rock-type
Staff
Ugh, I doubt Fiametta appreciates AXSIS outing her to everybody. At least it sounds like the AXSIS EnforcerFriends or whatever don't have a good handle on her whereabouts, and either she's not with TT or they haven't thought to check TT's place yet.

So the Suburbs crashed all the devices it was run on, huh? Wonder if the goal is to bring down AXSIS, to some extent. Although I feel like a few good meteors would do the trick!

Want to check out some of these sick spell options we apparently have.

> Select: AXSIS Mind

Also, we've been all up in the AXSIS stuff the entire way, but I kind of wonder, can we maybe... just...

> Look out a window
 

Chibi Pika

Stay positive
Staff
Location
somewhere in spacetime
Pronouns
they/them
Unlike the surprisingly tightly-programmed beta version, the full release of "The Suburbs" was plagued with numerous bugs that caused a complete crash of the AXSIS device used to run it, with some consumers reporting that their device was then unable to be booted again.
sooooo you’re saying we shouldn’t brick Desta’s AXSIS, right? ;P

And ooh, Desta’s got some good spells!

Wait I just noticed Desta has Makani on her friend list! Given what we just had her read about Fiametta, it’d totally make sense that she’d be concerned and might ask about it...?

> CHAT: CrashedBurnt

> Select: AXSIS Heart
 

NonAnalogue

Losing her head
Location
Yes
Pronouns
she/her
> Select: AXSIS Mind

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.5.4!

-- SPELL INDEX --

-AXSIS Mind
Level: Ultra-rare
Cost: 1285g
Description: Accesses the thoughts of a target within 60ft of the caster and can implant new ones.

Cast this spell?
> YES
> NO

> Select: AXSIS Heart

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.5.4!

-- SPELL INDEX --

-AXSIS Heart
Level: Rare
Cost: 511g
Description: Accesses the desires of a target within 30ft of the caster.

Cast this spell?
> YES
> NO

> Look out a window

Please purchase and install AXSIS WindowControl from AXSIS Net in order to open and/or close AXSIS Windows installed in your AXSIS DomicileUnit.

> Chat: CrashedBurnt

Conversation initiated between RiskySophism and CrashedBurnt.
0941, 6d5mo
Other party is using AXSIS SpeechToText 4.7.1.
Other party is using AXSIS TextToSpeech 8.0.2.

[RS] hey, makani.
[RS] are you around?
[CB] No you have reached Makani's answering machine please leave a message after the tone.
[CB] Tone.
[RS] i, uh...
[RS] an answering machine?
[RS] um. sorry. i guess i'll try again later?
[CB] No no don't worry Desta.
[CB] I'm just messing what's up question mark.
[RS] oh.
[RS] i was just wondering if you'd heard from fiametta.
[CB] Not since yesterday she messaged me in the middle of the day.
[CB] She was worried about her birthday dinner.
[CB] I haven't talked to her yet today but then she also isn't normally up this early.
[RS] oh, um... well...
[RS] here.
RiskySophism has forwarded a link: "Missing Citizens Report: 6d5mo"
[CB] Wait.
[CB] Fiametta's on here.
[CB] Fiametta's on here Desta what's going on.
[RS] from the sounds of it, she left her birthday dinner, and then disappeared.
[RS] i thought she might have at least contacted you.
[CB] No she probably shut her AXSIS off ASAP so she couldn't be tracked.
[CB] Smart move but it doesn't help us.
[RS] hrm.
[RS] well... if she does contact anyone, i expect it'd be you.
[CB] Maybe maybe not.
[RS] what do you mean?
[CB] She always got on really well with our teacher Ms. K.
[CB] Maybe she saw her I can ask.
[RS] okay. is there anyone else she might have gotten in touch with?
[CB] I don't know.
[CB] Maybe some other friend or someone who might have had a connection to her.
[RS] i'll see if i can find anything out.
[CB] Okay I'll keep you posted.
 

Negrek

triple wekness for rock-type
Staff
Well now, those sure are some spells! Somebody's been a lot more lucky than Fiametta in the lotto, that's for sure. Also, of course you have to buy some shitty app to open a window. But there must be some way to move around in the physical world, or it doesn't seem like these spells would do much, hmm...

Also shoutout to Chibi for actually keeping the plot moving while I faff around with other stuff, heh.

> Open: AXSIS Neuro

> Open: AXSIS View
 
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