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Author Topic: The Not So Secret Society  (Read 56603 times)
Lady Chrystal
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« Reply #275 on: December 23, 2011, 09:21:27 am »

#slips though half-open door#

Hello All, just didn't drop by to -
Ooh, is that custard? I happen to have a family-size box of fish fingers, if anyone's interested.

Um - why are you pointing that, er, weapon at the man who's ticking?
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Evelyn Adler
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Lady of Dorkness


« Reply #276 on: December 23, 2011, 10:43:28 am »

Because he's ticking not right, apparently...*







*(literal translation of a German play with words - we actually say "er tickt nicht richtig = he's ticking not right" when we mean someone is not right in the head or slightly bonkers. The verb "ticken" is also used in a sense of "how is that person inclined?". I've never noticed before, that there is a German phrase that connects people's behaviour to clockwork! Odd!)
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Fairley B. Strange
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Relax, I've done much dumber things and survived..


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« Reply #277 on: December 23, 2011, 11:26:48 am »

What?

*listens carefully*

Oh. Maybe I should have said 'Don't even tick'? Anybody got any ideas what the ticking means?

*default action while waiting for a response is to take up the first trigger pressure*

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Lady Chrystal
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« Reply #278 on: December 23, 2011, 11:35:36 am »

Is it just me, or is the ticking getting louder?

#edges back towards the door, keeping tight hold of fish fingers#
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Private Weasel
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« Reply #279 on: December 23, 2011, 01:41:14 pm »

Waaaaaait a minute, you want me to prove I'm not an automation and to do that you think me not blinking would be in my favour?

If I didn't think you'd shoot me, I'd say "does not compute!"
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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #280 on: December 23, 2011, 01:57:23 pm »

*trigger pressure doesn't decrease*

Well, it's been a while and I haven't seen your eyelids flicker, after a few minutes I figure it's a plain diagnosis that they aren't real eyeballs... and what's the ticking noise?
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Private Weasel
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« Reply #281 on: December 23, 2011, 02:10:41 pm »

I have no idea, old chap, I honestly I thought he was talking about you.

I'm a little dismayed that when making an infiltration Automaton, they gave it a loud tick.  If I am a robot, and I'm not saying I am, but if I am and there's a manufacturers stamp somewhere in my tangled mess of cogs (you know, after you've shot me) could you write to the manufacturer and voice my complaint. Seems like a design flaw.

Also, if I'm not a robot, could you write to my mum?  Who, I admit, might be a figment of my potentially artificial memory.

Could somebody with a low calibre weapon shoot me somewhere rather less permanent before I get my head blown off?
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #282 on: December 23, 2011, 04:34:31 pm »

Turns round with white lab coat buttoned up, and black gauntlets holding a variety of sharp, gleaming surgical implements.

"Gentlemen, please lower your weapons: there's no need for projectiles. We can be civilised about this..."
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« Reply #283 on: December 23, 2011, 04:37:20 pm »

Excellent, Hack away! If you could avoid my legs, I don't want to get shot as a potential desserter.
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #284 on: December 24, 2011, 03:36:57 am »

"Very good. If you would just lie down on the chaise longue here...
Now, open wide please. Say 'ahh!'

I am going to see how many of these implements I can fit into your mouth at one time and then I shall ask you a few simple questions about your past...

...whilst I attempt to extract your brain through your nose. If I succeed, there will be no doubts at all that you are in fact human."
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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #285 on: December 24, 2011, 05:20:44 am »

*eases back on the trigger*

Your choice, dear chap, myself I'd probably have taken another bullet, but he's all's yours, Doctor... I presume you are a medical practitioner...?
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« Reply #286 on: December 24, 2011, 02:24:59 pm »

*Struggling with the jaw widening implement, and assorted gas powered devices, then taps a syringe full of green liquid.

"Well...I've read a few books. I think I can do this. I feel...confident. Would you pass the pepper mill?"

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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #287 on: December 25, 2011, 09:48:07 am »

*eases back the hammer, and pulls a large spoon from his inside vest pocket*

Oh, this should be fun. Is there any custard left, Miss?
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Evelyn Adler
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« Reply #288 on: December 25, 2011, 09:58:35 am »

Um....
*presents the empty bowl with a guilty look*
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« Reply #289 on: December 25, 2011, 05:16:40 pm »

*climbs up from trap door in broom closet and exits said closet into the room* I say, did somebody say "custard?"
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #290 on: December 27, 2011, 04:19:59 pm »

"Oops."
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Evelyn Adler
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« Reply #291 on: December 27, 2011, 04:38:16 pm »

"Oops" sounds somewhat ominous...?
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #292 on: December 28, 2011, 03:10:46 am »

"I...I can fish that out later, I suppose..."
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« Reply #293 on: December 28, 2011, 05:48:07 pm »

Mmmmf Mmm mff Mmm! mmmf!!!  Mmm Mmmrff, Mrrf Mrrf?
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Evelyn Adler
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« Reply #294 on: December 28, 2011, 08:46:38 pm »

Oh DO shut up! Sir Cubinoid has barely started and it was a really tiny wrench anyway!
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #295 on: December 29, 2011, 03:00:29 am »

"I said say 'Ahh'...a little wider...hmm. There it is, it's the old 'wrench in the esophagus' conundrum...nothing to worry about. I can...get my assistant to fetch it out. Pass the hand drill please. And the long nose pliers."
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #296 on: December 30, 2011, 10:39:56 pm »

"Oh...I don't have an assistant. Ah well."
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Evelyn Adler
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« Reply #297 on: December 30, 2011, 10:47:01 pm »

Um.. If you don't mind my lack of experience, Sir, I'd volunteer!
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Cubinoid
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« Reply #298 on: December 30, 2011, 10:53:15 pm »

"Lack of experience no problem at all, thank you most kindly for the offer. Consider yourself my assistant. Now...could pass the...erm...that long curly metal thing with the pincers on the end and the electrical plug on the end? Thank you. Now, hold still, Private W, this might...well, this WILL hurt a bit."
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psn1der
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« Reply #299 on: December 31, 2011, 02:40:49 am »

Could the ticking be the Private's pocket watch?  Did anyone check?
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