Having just recently (Read: Finally) been assigned to a Firewall Cell. The team is a... well rag tag crew to say the least, including myself and my AGI friend (Brought in as a matter of course considering not only is it logical to bring in the only employee for the clinic I own and I will likely be expected to do ludicrously dangerous, progressive, and awesome (in the classical sense of the word) experiments so we don't need to preform constant cover ups, but because we spend very literally all our time together as he happens to "live" as it where in my ghostrider module) as well as a few others that we have not been informed the identity of. One of our agents happens to be, disturbingly enough, a high end Jovian intelligence agent of some secret agency allowed to use radical morphs and nanotech (How did he come to Firewall I wonder, and how will he react on seeing my personally biosculpted morph, working with an Watts-MacLeod infectee (Read: async, psychic, freak with titan mind powers, take your pick) and an AGI?) but that is something I have enough information and personal experience to work with. But I ramble. The real reason for this request for aid is ironically about one of the more pedestrian member of our merry crew. Some person who I uncomfortably am informed to call "Scum" is going to be a member of our cell. While Scum barges do come to our hab, I tend to only get involved with handing out catch all detox medicine to the authorities and maybe stitching an inhabitants head up (My do people lose their mind if you approach them with a needle and thread. I run a free clinic and a for pay doctor's office to maintain the clinic, drop the cred for a nano-bandage if you want me to use one!) because I do poorly in social situations (Hard to have fun at mass gatherings when one can't even get out the right word and just pause in stilted speech for half a minute at all before getting shoved away by a mass crowd or some guy impatient to buy something called a "Churro") and avoid them when practical, especially as sources of entertainment. You don't have to read all of that last paragraph. Take away from it "I don't know much about scum." I know they ply some sort of space trade lane and combine it with a sort of carnival combined with black, or more often red, market. And because it is much easier for me to talk or interact socially when I have an extensive idea of what I am getting into, I would appreciate more information on the Scum society. Especially what to expect interacting with a Scum who will, at length be possibly lodged with me and will be on a hab, isolated from other Scum and cut off from their for a long period of time. And is there anything I could do to make him more comfortable? Has anyone had experience with Scummers? Or is anyone a Scummer themselves? (Also, is it Scummer? Scumer? Scum? How do I even address this person, and don't get smart and say "Not with a stammer!")
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