trustycrowbar: (Totally within parameters)
Dr. Gordon Freeman ([personal profile] trustycrowbar) wrote in [community profile] anemoi2012-07-09 10:02 pm

Stability at High Temperatures

[Action]

[An extra-long repair stint in the Labs has meant Gordon could conveniently hide from the hot weather, but he couldn't say underground forever. His day off leads him to what USED to be JLS headquarters, the library, Sundollar Coffee, lab supply warehouse, grocery store, Sundollar Coffee again, and other parts of town. He seems to be taking the hot weather gracefully... so far. Though if that SPF 75 sunblock he picks up at the drugstore is any indication, his relationship with sunlight seems to be a little strained...]

[Video to Rex.]

Hey Rex. I just wanted to say thanks again... for everything you did during that EVO outbreak. I've got a question. The guys down there said you absorb these nanites into you when you cure something. What happens if you absorb too much of the stuff?

[Fidgety video, to Ran.]

So uh, how're you fitting in down there in the labs?
faithful_kitsune: Oh I'm sorry (apologetic)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-10 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Well, the work is certainly stimulating, but I cannot help but feel the other scientists act a little oddly around me. Is it just my imagination?
faithful_kitsune: Glad to hear it! (cheerful)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-10 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
*The undertones whiff right over her head.*

Do you think so? I do try my best.
faithful_kitsune: Shikigami of the youkai of boundaries (Default)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-10 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe some of them are youkai. They can be rather long lived, after all.

Ah, that's right. I did remember a few details here and there about home. I remembered a shrine maiden who was very important to the place. She maintained a border around the land where we lived which kept it isolated from the outside world.
faithful_kitsune: Oh I'm sorry (apologetic)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-10 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
Well, it is a bit difficult to describe. It is physical, and yet not. Either way, it allows isolation from the declining belief of the outside world -- a method of insuring the continued existence of youkai, if you will.
faithful_kitsune: Breaking the bad news (serious)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-11 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
Much of a youkai's power lies in the human belief that they exist. If humans believe that all things are caused by scientific sources, however, then the mystique and fear that gives them power no longer exists. Do youkai exist entirely on belief? It is hard to say, but it is a central tenant to our existence.
faithful_kitsune: Shikigami of the youkai of boundaries (Default)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-12 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
Well, the problem is thus: Youkai rely on being unknown. Their power is lost when there is an explanation, especially since the explanation typically stops being them. It is... complicated.

Still, I am glad you believe in me, at least.
faithful_kitsune: Take a walk with me (Pleasant stroll)

[personal profile] faithful_kitsune 2012-07-14 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
To be fair, it is a little simpler with creatures like me. We're simply based on beasts. Harder for those youkai who were previously used as cautionary tales, or methods of explaining natural phenomena.

*She frowns. Something niggles about this comment, but she's not sure what.*
third_alternative: (quick--stall and make an excuse!)

[video]

[personal profile] third_alternative 2012-07-10 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
I overload. Why?
Edited 2012-07-10 03:47 (UTC)
third_alternative: (quick--stall and make an excuse!)

[personal profile] third_alternative 2012-07-10 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
I can't do much of anything when it happens, and these weird...metal tumor-things start growing out of me. I don't have any control over it.

I don't know what it's like beyond that, though. The one time I remember overloading, they managed to get the excess nanites out of me before anything really bad happened.
third_alternative: (it's not the best...but it's still good)

[personal profile] third_alternative 2012-07-10 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
[...d'awwwwwwww---]

Oh, come on. No need to start going all nanny on me! After all, I'm a professional at this stuff.

...It does help that you guys made that curing signal, though. Without that, I probably would've overloaded.

[This is his way of saying 'thanks for caring.' Rex just isn't quite sappy enough to outright say that.]
third_alternative: (quick--stall and make an excuse!)

[personal profile] third_alternative 2012-07-10 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
[no but being worried is totally a nanny thing! you big nanny.]

Well, yeah, but... [he shrugs] it's over now anyway, so it's not like it matters.
third_alternative: (all-purpose icon of greatness?)

[personal profile] third_alternative 2012-07-10 06:09 am (UTC)(link)
I'll find something else to do, then. No problem. There's always something to do around here.

I'm just glad the basketball hoop outside the apartments is still okay. After something like this, I need to shoot a few hoops.
third_alternative: (Default)

[personal profile] third_alternative 2012-07-10 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
You got it.

[twenty minutes later....

Rex is outside by the hoop, cradling one basketball between his arm and his hip and holding onto an enormous cart full of basketballs in the other.]

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