@The Eye Social Network: Interplanetary Lag

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TadanoriOyama TadanoriOyama's picture
@The Eye Social Network: Interplanetary Lag
WallPost: from Celio RE: Little Help? I need some serious help here. After the thing with the banker I had to vacate Luna for awhile and since I like the knowledge I’ve got dirt under my feet that meant Mars. Well now I’ve been dumped in Noctis-Qianjiao and I’m in way over my head. How anyone can tell a red neck from a Barsoomian, whatever they even are, I have no idea. Boss Slovich doesn’t have much use for a runner who’s never ridden a bike or a thug that can’t tell who needs their morph ‘worn in a little’. To top that off I stick out like skin at a Liberators rally if I step outside the domes unless I remember to carry around a breather and winter gear. Hopefully that’ll be solved if I can find a local healing vat with a ruster mask that’ll read Steel Liberator blueprints. Look, I’ll take whatever anybody can feed me about how to get by on this red dust ball (as opposed to my old gray dust ball) but what I really want to know is if it’s always like this. Jumping from Luna to Mars is way past just culture shock and it’s all in the inner system. I’m this close to getting back on narcoalgorithms! How does a Sentinel deal with stuff like this?
Myrmidont Myrmidont's picture
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Myrmidont@Δ.green.exonet.1a994d4gs9:1212131[br] To TadanoriOyama@Celio[br] RE: Little Help? [hr] I've been on Mars before, on business. Here's my feed:[br] Whether you like it or not, you're probably already on someone's list. Fortunately, Noctis cops aren't too concerned with 404's, so long as your file doesn't correlate with something fishy. You want in with the B; failing that, any of the triads your g-contacts can link you to. Only people who don't know what they're talking about call them Barsoomians. For now, they'll take your credit for favours, like, say, some time in a healing vat parked in a van halfway from Noctis to Olympus, but only if they can trust you. Play your lack of local record as an advantage - if your local file's clean, the cops have nothing to correlate you with. Keep it that way as long as possible. Just be ready for any kind of initiation stunt they pull - easy work like distracting the cops while they shift material, courier duty, that kind of thing. Once you're in, you can get low-level support anywhere there's rust and B's. Just don't get in too deep. They'll want favours that will 100% put you on a corp's sh!tlist, eventually, and that's not where you want to be. Don't sweat about driving. If you're on a road, there's no problem with the default AI. Just eat your comfurt and treat it like a maglev ride. Without the rails. I'm not even going to ask what you're riding, but I heard most SL's with masks had dermo-flex. Even if you don't, could be cheaper in the long run to go looking for a flexy upgrade. Oh, and stay out of the TQZ. Unless you're there 'on business'. Hopefully someone local will be in touch.
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Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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Axel_Chimeric@FreeRangeDarkcast[br] RE: Little Help? [hr] Oh wow, been a long while since I was on this channel... Lookie, lookie, my little fiery friend, you're in the wrong place if you want hospitality. Unless you need to be in the big cities, get out before the zombies get you. The mindless living-dead like to congregate where there's living meat to devour. If you can, find yourself passage out of the cities; out to the frontier towns. There's a lot more presence of everyone's favourite letter in the alphabet there. Plenty of nice souks and mini-cities to get lost in. Can't say I've got any help with the beauty mask, but if you're willing to swap me some of your pretty little prints of blue for that morph of yours, I can call in some favours. Favour for a favour, resource for a resource, that's capitalism, and that's what runs on the red planet, right? Never forget your friends, my little look-out. Just because you're a lost little jaybird doesn't mean someone else can't point you in the right direction. If you've got rep, [i]use it[/i], because it's better to be seen as desperate than as a liability. Your friends have friends who have friends, and, for as few credits as you might have, you always have favours. Even if you have to do a few certain things to pay them back, that just sets the stage for more favours, now, doesn't it? And, of course, a friendly bit of advice: Don't drink the Kool-Aid, just pretend to sip it. Get your news from two sources, but never fully believe either. Only ever mention your knowledge of the hypercorp one when in public, though. Corporations don't like it when you know too much... That's all you get, darling! As ever, remember, my transmission window's always open if you want to do an exchange...
TadanoriOyama TadanoriOyama's picture
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@Myrmidont Triads I like. We have numbers in common; 1, 3, 9, no 4s. The hell’s a ‘van’?.., wait, nevermind, Wogsland says it’s a ground transport craft. Adjusting to this whole “sky” thing is a little trying. The domes are okay, at least it’s something overhead but outside… wow, it’s rough. @Axel_Chimeric Ha ha! Hey Wogsland, save a copy of this file segement so I can frame it, I got the Chimeric on my feed. I feel like a real Martian already. Yeah, hey, you’re welcome to the prints; I’ll have the old muse upload them. Just need to know where I can get me a region free vat to swap this white skin for red.
Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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Axel_Chimeric@FreeRangeDarkcast[br] [hr] Wheeee! I'm a celebrity! Thank you, Celio, you made me feel all gooey inside. I'll have my medichines check on that, while the files transfer. Since you're willing to pony up, I'll offer you a horse. There's a number of anarchist groups out there who would be more than happy to let you use their vats if someone vouched for you, and I'm more than happy to do that. Have your muse talk to my muse, they'll work something out. If you're looking for something stable to do inside the domes, though, that's a little out of my reach. Still, I can give you something extra for this lovely pin-up you sent me and help you get set up somewhere nice. Check out Venus Felix. It's in the seedier part of town, the red-light district if you want to get specific, but it's fairly clean. The madam, the woman with the black stripe across her face, she's called Caelestis. I know her well, but not in the Biblical sense if you get my meaning. She's down with Firewall and will give you a room; at least let you look a little normal. Who knows? Maybe she'll give you work as a bouncer. Just don't tell let her talk to you about me. Anything she says is a dirty, dirty lie. Unless it's that story about the rubber ducky and a magnet, that one's totally true. Except all the parts about me.