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"Welcome back Overseer."
"Let's get to work, Overseer!"

My, my, my. A man missing his memory manages a modest manufactory, manipulating monsters of minor malevolence and manhandling multitudes of mouthbreathing minions. In other words, you make PRODUCT.

ARCHIVE: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Facility%20Management
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>>4813203
>A control console screen has been restored.

You switch through the camera channels, testing the new screen. How useful. JEFF still seems to be away for maintenance. You'll ask him later about how much more core work needs to be done.

"Done. I'm all proper shattered. Why're all the pipes like that anyhow?"
"I was bored. I had fun. Then uh, I forgot how to move them back."
"For a toaster, you sure are bloody daft."
"The facility's payroll clerk would like to gently remind you that he is not a kitchen appliance."
"Yes, ma'a-sir. Sir. (Again with this?)"

1/?
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>Get Employee E some medical attention.
>Foster Red Connection with Employee U. Orders to pick up the phone to whoever is on the other line and to comfort them in their time of need.

Employees G and H enter the psychologist's "office" and pick up Employee U and his chair. You raise an eyebrow. After Employee B checks his bandages, Employee E stands to join the two.

"What's with that look, Mister Overseer?" The three Employees make their way towards the containment cell, making sure that the psychologist's head remains straight. "Didn't you know? Employee U is paralyzed from the neck down, so he needs all the help he can get to complete the work order."

"N-no?" Though that would explain why he cost so little to hire...

"Ah, what a competent worker to do his duty even now!" Casey smiles warmly as she clasps her hands together. "I heard that he survived everything, from Ghouls to Officers to everything in-between. He's also an excellent listener, better than me even. The very best!"

"S-so when was he crippled?"

"One of his patients attacked him during a counseling session. The knife cut straight through his spinal cord, but only poor Employee U was fired shortly after. I suppose it was because he wasn't able to meet the quotas after that." Casey sniffs for dramatic effect. "That scoundrel! To touch a hair on this good old man!"

Paralysis in this era... You're surprised he's still alive. You make a mental note to find a wheelchair somewhere.

Employees G and H set the chair down.
Employee E shifts Employee U into a proper sitting position.
Employee E puts the phone's receiver up to U's head.
Employee E takes out a flask and takes a drink.
U: Hello?
ANOMALY: Hey brother, spare a minute? If I talk to someone that I know, I am going to vomit.
U: I can listen.
ANOMALY: Thanks.
ANOMALY: I still feel like vomiting. My guts feel like they're about to strangle each other. The government puts something into them, I swear. I'm not crazy. The nutrition labels on all the rations have been censored. What kind of fucking lunatic does that?
ANOMALY: I trust the government as much as anyone else, but I am going to lose it if I have to endure another day in this concrete sarcophagus.
ANOMALY: I'm tired of the ration packs. I'm tired of the daily contaminant tests. I'm tired of being kept in the dark like everyone here. I'm tired of the fucking pipes everywhere, my God! Drip drip drip every hour of the day! Drip! Drip! Drip!
The remainder of the call devolves into bloody, incoherent ranting.
Employee H whistles nervously throughout.
There is a long silence.
ANOMALY: I... I need to lie down. I'm really sorry about this, sir.
U: I understand. Good luck son.
The call ends.
Employee E offers his flask to the others.
Employee H takes it.
H: Milk? Ed?
E: I don't like to get drunk on my free time.
H: But you drink yourself blind when you're with us.
E: Only with friends.
H: Eheh, sure. Bottom's up.
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>>4813232
>Send Employee P into the meat grinder that is PRODUCT.

Employee P belongs to the suit, looking like the very model of the modern white collar worker. He has a face not unused to frowning.

Employee B adjusts one of the break room's valves and you count 30 E Energy packets as they fall out of a nearby pipe. (He was watching the Agents do this before, wasn't he?) Employee B helps P with bundling the units together before sending him on his merry way.

Employee P enters the PRODUCTION room.
The airlock bolts itself shut behind him.
Restarting biological matter sensors...
Checking outputs...
Phoning the bloodline...
Referencing ambient subnarratives...
Adjusting archetypes...
Testing for dissonance...
Initialization... OK.
P: Sweetheart?
PRODUCTION begins.


Employee P leaves the PRODUCTION room shortly after, a troubled, faraway look on his face. He stumbles and lurches as he walks, as if drunk. His gait sobers up by the time he returns to the break room.
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>>4813234
>Casey, I love you, but you're a department head for a reason and I do not trust Ben with any modicum of control. Maybe call in Ben to have a personal talk after we end the day.

"C-Casey."

"Yes, Mister Overseer?"

"I-I lo-" You stifle a chuckle. While her company is somewhat pleasant, you need to draw the line. "I-I must remind you that you are the leader and the sole member of the Medical Department. Please do not defer your authority to the employees outside of your jurisdiction."

A faint tinge of red enters Casey's face. Her smile falters. "I... oh... I actually don't have much experience with medicine. I mean, uh, I know my emergency healthcare skills, I read my Drone's Manual of Company Standards and all... but Ben's been so nice to me with offering to help. He knows the right way to do surgery and all the other complicated procedures that I don't have a clue about."

"..." You realize that you forgot to screen the department head for competence. "R-regardless of your personal skill, it is your responsibility keep your department in order. Do not let Ben out of your sight as you work. You are dismissed."

"Yes sir, Overseer~" Casey salutes and exits with a wave.

You let out a sigh. What is it with Ben? A need to assert himself? Some deep seated insecurity?

>Write down about the new information we've gotten about Rigorous Lessons and how it tore into someone to control them in order to play some music.
>Collection on Rigorous Lessons with Employee G. Tell him to figure out what the hell happened in there when the camera went dark and to get whatever he can from there.

You switch to the piano room camera. The feed is back. Employee G enters the containment cell and looks around. Nothing out of the ordinary occurs.

You make a note on the dossier about the piano's "performances" being possibly tied to the camera errors.
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>>4813242
>Deprive Final Flash with Employee A. Get her a flashlight, let her have her axe, tell her to use the flashlight on Final Flash and to defend herself if necessary. See how the flashlight causes Final Flash to react. Tell her to be careful, never know how light will cause a shadow to react.

And finally, the potentially most volatile work to end the shift. You message A her orders. A exits the storage room and strides over to the cell, axe and flashlight at the ready.

Employee A enters the containment cell.
A: Futatsu ni hitotsu, katetara gokuraku...
Employee A chuckles at her little ditty before turning on the flashlight.
The beam of light cuts through the darkness.
The true form of The Final Flash of Existence is illuminated.
The anomaly drops down and moans, attempting to cover its body with its hands.
Employee A drops the flashlight by her foot and wields the axe with both hands.
ANOMALY: Hhhhhhhhaaaaaa... turn it off...
A: Jeez. You sure are one ugly fella! How's it been, huh?
ANOMALY: Spare me... turn it off...
The anomaly crawls to another corner of the room, but A keeps the flashlight trained on it.
Employee A grip tightens on her axe...
Employee A looks a little nervous...
A: Heh heh. Feels good to shed a little light on your life, no?
ANOMALY: Hhhhhhhhhhh...
The anomaly stands up...
and attempts to reach for Employee A's flashlight...
But is easily repelled by a violent shove!
A: Hey, hey, hey! Hands off pal! You creep! You..!
Employee A continuously insults the Final Flash of Existence.
The anomaly wails as it huddles in the corner.
The anomaly goes quiet.
From the widened mouth of the anomaly, a heart-broken cry echoes throughout the facility.
Employee A loses her nerve.
Employee A hastily exits the containment cell, taking the flashlight with her.
You hear the anomaly pacing around the cell, muttering indistinctly to itself.

All things considered, that turned out a lot better than you expected.
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>>4813248
The Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed: N/A
Working Notes - Employee E:
- Sounds like a young guy on the other end. Somewhere in a small room, judging from the sound.
- Pipes. Bad food. More questions about the obvious. In another City?
- You shouldn't call for Employee U often, sir. He's rather fragile.

The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.
The Work Result was bad.
Emotive Energy Count: +3/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Agitated
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed: Employee A - Crushed Spirit (Mental Protection--, Anger Risk+)
Working Notes - Employee A:
- please fuck off with the work orders thanks

HOUR 6, SHIFT 2
QUOTA:
0/7 PRODUCT exported (10 PRODUCT generating, 6 hours)
E-Energy: 10 units, 0 units/hour
DTC-ENERGY: 1 unit

SPONSORS:
>R Company - RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR. (Completed!)

INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]:
>Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence
>Facility: PRODUCTION room, elevator to the 2nd floor, Core Maintenance
>Equipment: M.A.D World (Epiphany, unassigned), Fire Ax (used by Employee A)
>Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)
>Write in.

CONSOLE COMMANDS
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)
>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)
>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)
>Message an Employee PDA. (Write in.)
>Edit Employee access permissions. (Write in.)
>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)
>Skip an hour of the workday.
>Skip XX hours of the workday.
>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)

>Write in.

Finals are done. Time to get back to work.
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>>4813262
Best quest is BACK BABY!!!!
Anyways, I'd normally just lurk, I don't really think I'm the kind of person who'd benefit more cerebral quests like this by participating. One of my ideas was honestly just, put Occupied and final flash in the same room and see what happens. So you get I'm not the wisest right? But anyways, since no one else is speaking up...
Since we want the R company sponsorship to stay completed. I say we go out into the break room and talk to our employees some more yeah? If it comes up try to find out more about our employees, knowing things about these guys such as B being a gut gatherer or C being a drone would be useful before we send them to work. Also, one thing that I consistently get annoyed at is that we're mismanaging our resources, I guess what I mean by that is, if you were playing Lobotomy corp, and your sending in agents to abnormalities, then waiting for that work to finish, then doing it again instead of assigning multiple jobs at once, like, during all of these shifts and hours (except every third one including this one) we could've had all the employees sitting around doing nothing at least cleaning up the place? As it is now this pig sty would NOT pass an OSHA safety check. Or working on other abnormalities etc. (I'd want them to maintain and repair any broken facility system ideally, making sure doors shut properly, making the lower floor systems actually work, touching up on all of the complex facility systems, but I don't think we currently have any employee who has the capability to do much more than cleaning work or basic maintenance really, or we do, and we just don't know it yet.) Anyways, these are all just suggestions really, as for things I think we should do. I have no fucking clue, it's not like we can get people to actually do work this hour. Maybe touch up on our internal classification system? Or maybe we could somehow get some of those files that our fucking dumbass of a predecessor wiped back? IIRC when a computer deletes a file ("completely") it doesn't actually wipe it from the drive, it just marks those parts of the drive that contain the data of those files as "empty" the data is still there, it's just that the computer doesn't recognise it. certain programs can get these things back. So maybe a specialist of some kind could help? Or we could just download a program for such things if we're connected to the internet, although, the less we do with the system until then if it's a viable option the better, since there's gonna be a higher chance those files are written over and corrupted, or worse, overwritten entirely. (Also this whole segment was a random brainblast my ideas aren't this good usually wtf.)

On a side note, really enjoying the setting so far, it's like a parallel universe Project Moon setting but without people or others being anywhere from low level super to bleach tier in power.
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>>4813262
>>4813702
Actually, no hold on, I'm not just suggesting I love this idea
>Write in, you think you remember something about files not being erased when they're deleted by the system. Some remnant on the hard drive or something? See if you can recover anything from the previous overseer's tantrum or whatever happened.
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Also, what else are we going to do this hour? I'm not just going to bring up failing to manage our resources properly then do the thing I literally just talked about. (Also I just realised that the R company sponsor may refer to the third hour of the workday it's taken on, not just every third hour.)
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AW SHIT IT'S BACK
I'll continue my analyses later, as it's a special day for me that I don't wanna miss up on my end.
If this is the third hour, I'm gonna not risk breaking R-Comp rule and pass working right now
>Write in, you think you remember something about files not being erased when they're deleted by the system. Some remnant on the hard drive or something? See if you can recover anything from the previous overseer's tantrum or whatever happened.
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>>4813715
>>4813846
You could just end the day. Job's done. Good to have you all back.
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>>4813855
I vote for end the day.

Also, i'm new to this quest and recently ended to read the first thread and I really liked it!
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>>4813855
End the day then
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HOLY FUCK IT'S BACK

Let's end the day and get everything situated.
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>>4813713
>>4813846
I also agree with these two since knowledge is power. Or it could be dangerous as fuck. Same difference in my book.

Notes:
>Maybe making a drone a department head was a bad idea, oops! Better than having someone like Doobie or Jun, though. Screen new department heads more thoroughly now on.
>U is functionally incapable of doing most work orders and would probably die if we did much with him. Good we know that now.
>P somehow survived being sent to PRODUCTION. Random chance or does it depend on the person? Investigating him further will be interesting if only to see if it's a fluke or something more
>Final Flash does NOT do well when exposed to light and attempted to destroy the light source went exposed. A is shown to have low mental protection. Will keep that in mind in case an anomaly messes with your mind
>It is most likely that the piano fucked with the camera.
>We should experiment with the googles we were given eariler. Either on one of the new anomalies or next time we have someone play the piano. That might result in something interesting going on. Or maybe when looking at Final Flash
>Does the person on the other line of the phone depend on who answers it? It seems to be a different person every time and when U was talking, the person on the other line wanted someone to vent to. U is a psychologist, after all. The trend is weird.
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>>4814521
>>4814823

>END WORKDAY

The End of the Day report reads as follows:

SHIFT 2 COMPLETE
Rating: B
- Quota fulfilled.
- Zero employees killed!

- One employee incapacitated (Isidora Sevilla).
- Tardiness penalty (Predicted shift time: two hours).


Total Energy Collected: 38 E units
PRODUCT Generated: 10/7

Current Energy Count: 10 E units, 1 DTC unit
Current PRODUCT: 3

Rating Bonus:
25% discount on any purchase from the Catalog of Major Powers.

You let out a whistle. Finally, something to smile about.

..?

You jerk your body violently away from the console, just as something falls and shatters against the buzzsaw still embedded in the floor.

Among the glass shards of the canister, you pluck out the 25% discount voucher. The pleasing texture of letterpress printing. The timeless Garamond style typeface. Oh my God, it even has P Company's watermark.

Ahem.

Now onto business:
>Consult your company catalogs. (Roll a d100 for discounts, best of three.)
>Wait for HELLA JEFF to come back.
>Do something about the intermittent screams of frustration coming from the Final Flash.
>Call for a meeting with an Employee.
>Take a walk around your facility.

>Write in.
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>4815042
I swear, these people expect far too much out of us. Oh well. First, I think we should consult the company catalogs. Obviously. Why shouldn't we? Maybe a talk with Ben should be good to make sure we can keep him in reign. Especially since Casey, while adorable, is incompetent with medicine beyond treating booboos and giving kisses. We should probably get her trained to become more competent when we can.
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>>4815067
woo. Last time I rolled for discounts, I got like a 7 or something. Seems like I'm a lucky boy today
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>4815042
Let's see those catalogs
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>4815042
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>4815042
Rolling anyway
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>>4815067
>>4815099
>>4815356
>>4816031

>"It's time to go SHOPPING!"

But before you open your books...

"Greeting, human maggot." The heart of the facility speaks once more. His voice sounds much clearer, more natural, more human. "It's been a long time since we last saw each other, has it not?"

"H-hello JEFF. It's been only a few hours, you know."

"Bleh, fine. There goes my dramatic entrance. Welcome back, Overseer." The display shifts, and JEFF seems to be... smiling? The eye is crinkled in a way that implies being set within a face. "I'm feeling much better now that I don't think I'm my mother again. Have you noticed anything else that's different?"

"Y-you're actually being nice today?" You permit a small smirk. "A-also, I didn't know you had an Oedipus complex."

"No, you literal fucking mouth breather! And that neurotic theory of the mind is completely obsolete."

"I-I'm aware." Definitely an increase in knowledge.

"Contractions! A voice synthesizer module! Less hallucinations! Less voices shouting in my head!" A pause. "That last one's a joke, you idiots are still here."

"Y-you certainly are more lively than normal. I take it that the core repairs went well?"

"Affirmative. However, I would recommend against sending another Employee for additional work until tomorrow. I still have a blistering headache, and I'm still processing the fluids that you sent down."

"D-duly noted."

>R Company's Reward

"Oh, one more thing. Move to the right a little. R Company sent this one for you."

Kercrash! Another glass canister breaks open. You pick up a slip of paper, an engraved iron tablet, and the five metallic packets of E Energy. The cheap quality of the paper reminds you of fortune cookies.

The message inside reads as follows:

SALUTATIONS OVERSEER.

LIKE 304 STAINLESS STEEL, YOU DID YOUR DUTY FLAWLESSLY.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO TAKE A BREAK WHEN YOU FEEL TIRED OR OVERWHELMED. STRESS MANAGEMENT IS AN IMPORTANT SKILL IN THE WORKPLACE.

YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR TV SHORTLY. PLEASE UTILIZE OUR SHOPPING CATALOG IN THE MEANTIME.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE RELIABLE.

A very dramatic compliment for not working for an hour.
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>>4817318
>Now it's time to go shopping.

You begin to review your catalogs for the most relevant purchases. Something feels different about your catalogs...

You have...
15 E Energy
1 DTC Energy
3 PRODUCT
Goodwill (SUNLIGHT) - R Company has sent you its catalog.

IRON: CATALOG AND BUYER'S GUIDE
>AQUEDUCT MANIPULATOR. Manual plumbing tool that welds apart and fixes pipes into place. Displays the current contents of each section. Runs on units of E Energy. (1 PRODUCT)
>AUTOSURGEON. Semi-autonomous tool used to assist with various surgeries. Comes with an extensive manual detailing its operation, calibration, and usage. (2 PRODUCT)
>SUIT OF NOBLES - FIVE OF SWORDS. Manual tool for the extraction of certain bodily fluids. Automatically synthesizes and stores three doses of stimulants for brief periods of strenuous activity. (3 PRODUCT)
>A WEIGHT SET THAT WE JUST FOUND IN THE STORAGE ROOM. Heavy! (7 E)

HELLA JEFF
>JACK implant. Allows the facility Overseer to take direct control of an implanted employee for an hour. (3 for 5 E Energy) (Major Powers)
>HEARTBEAT module. Grants the facility assistant the ability to monitor Employee health from their suit sensors. (3 E) (Major Powers)
>DEALER module. Grants the facility assistant the ability to take control of a connected robotic shell. (1 Product) (Major Powers)

Facility
>INSIGHT II. Determines which stimulus prompted an anomaly's response. (10 E) (Major Powers)
>INTROSPECTION. Employee aspects can be unconvered outside of work orders and individual employee morale is displayed. (10 E) (Major Powers)
>REPRESSION. Produces warnings if a containment breach or an attack from outside parties is imminent. Automatically declares the facility's alarm levels. (10 E) (Major Powers)
>INSTINCT. Rationalizes PRODUCTION machinery to have a new rate of 2 E to 1 PRODUCT. (20 E, 3 PRODUCT) (Major Powers)
>ATTACHMENT. A training dummy used in a variety of settings, such as in mock surgery and therapy. (10 E) (Major Powers)

Employees
>Mind Restoration Dose. Removes traumatic memories and neural afflictions to revive an Employee from a coma. (1 PRODUCT) (Major Powers)
>Promotion Dose. Promotes an Employee to a Department Head. (1 PRODUCT, 1 DTC)
>Hire an employee. (1 E) (Major Powers)
>Hire a Clown. Honk honk! (15 E, 1 DTC, 3 PRODUCT) (Discount Dan's)
>Acquire a clown suit. This exchange never happened, y'hear? (5 E, 1 PRODUCT) (Discount Dan's)

"Hey, I don't mean to intrude on your private time, but I think the darkness creep breached containment. I can't see anything in the first floor hallway."

>Make your purchases and fill in the appropriate papers.
>Roll up your sleeves, leave the control room, and get to work.
>Let the employees handle it. It's after work hours anyway, so any deaths don't count.
>Let the employees handle it. Promise a pay raise for a successful suppression.
>Write in.

>Roll a d100. Only a critical roll of 1 or 100 matters.
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>>4817334
Addendum:

Facility:
>Soundproofing. A layer of sound absorbing material is installed in a room. (5 E) (Major Powers)
>Mindshielding. A layer of counter-psychic material is installed in a room. (5 E) (Major Powers)
>Construct a containment cell. Requires an empty room. (7 E) (Major Powers) (One empty room on the first floor.)

Employees:
>Acquire a defective Card. Ace of Spades. We put him in the most harmless shell we could find. Fuck this guy. (11 E, 1 DTC, 1 PRODUCT) (Discount Dan's)
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Before I post my giant wall of text, is the "Let the employees handle it" a general "HEY SHIT BREACHED EVERYONE PILE ON" or do we have to specify who goes to fuck it up?
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>>4817397
It would be a general "HEY GUYS, FUCK EM UP," unless you specify what to say in your annoucement.
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

Hrm. Let's figure out what would be best to purchase and who would be the best to suppress the abnormality.

For purchases, these are the ones I think would be the best for us on the surface, including ones we should probably type to aim for when possible
>Insight II. Knowing more about the anomalies will help us figure out how to best exploit them for energy and to prevent another breach
>Introspection. Knowing how the employees are doing mentally and how they tick is also very much important.
>Autosurgeon. If we keep getting shit like a piano cutting into us to play some smooth jazz, we're going to need it.
>Instinct. More spare energy = we can purchase more shit and make more product = a more efficient place in general. We should probably start try getting more excess product and energy to get it
>Mind Restoration Dose. I know it might seem like a waste but I really want to see how F ticks. Maybe once we get Instinct and PRODUCT is more available
>HEARTBEAT module to keep track of how our employees are doing health wise. Would pair nicely with Introspection.
>Containment cells. More anomalies = more energy, after all.

As for suppressing Final Flash, yeah, no. We're a scrawny piece of shit and we're also the fucking Overseer. Final Flash might physically be weak but it's still an abnormality that might fuck us over. As much as we like our nuggets, we can not risk our lives like that. If we die, it's game over. I rather risk a few employees than the main character. We might need to hire a few employees as backup for the ones that might die in this suppression. Offering a pay raise would fit with our M.O but what the fuck do we even pay these guys with?

I feel like the choices I want to grab are
>INTROSPECTION
>AUTOSURGEON
>HEARTBEAT module

And for the suppression
>Let the employees handle it. Order them to never stray too far away from each other. Get one of the employees to wear the M.A.D WORLD googles to see if that impacts visibility or not and to hopefully prevent them from being ripped to shreds by a pissy shadow beast. Probably best suited for Agent A-C. Inform that those deemed weaker willed should most likely stay away from the anomaly.
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>>4817411
That and maybe hire two additional employees with the spare E energy we have in case we lose some people.
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>Let the employees handle it.
"J-JEFF, how many Employees are currently on Floor 1?" You need to know who's ready and able to resolve the anomaly. The Agents will certainly resolve this situation with ease.

"Well, one, two, five. Everyone but employees B, C, E, J, and U are in the second floor dorms. All the Agents have left for their acquisition runs."

The first camera screen switches to containment cell C. You can't tell if the gut-wrenching screams and frantic pounding on the walls are coming from inside the darkened cell or from just outside the airlock.

The second camera shows the break room. The darkness seems to have spread throughout the entire first floor. Casey is the only one carrying the flashlight, and you can see Ben, Ed, and Jun's faces in the meager light. The four are gathered in front of the front door, and they don't seem to have the Epiphany goggles with them.

You wipe your drooling mouth repeatedly at this atrocious set of complications.

"C-can you r-r-raise the alarm level?"

"I'm not permitted to do that outside of work hours, Overseer."

"J-just play the sound that comes with the alarm t-then."

An airhorn sounds throughout the facility, followed by an actual alarm sound.

"Hehe. Nice."

Incident in the 13th Pillar, Afterhours
Status: CONTROL
https://youtu.be/hTEwP1TlBUs (Fear & Hunger OST - Muted Aggression)
>Roll a d20 for the success of the Employees immediately on the scene.
>Make an announcement?
>Message which Employee on what to do?
>Write in.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>4817461
Hrm. Okay, this is slightly more worrying but let's see how to best go about this.
Casey is a drone and isn't really good at being violent, I would assume. Jun is a bit of an anomaly since we don't know anything about them but hey.
>Tell Casey to first try calming down the anomaly with her cheerful personality and such. If the entity is too violent to listen or tries to attack when you enter, use the flashlight to disorient and daze the anomaly. If the anomaly tries getting the flashlight out of her hands, tell her to transfer it to Jun
>Tell Jun to yell and otherwise disorient the senses of the anomaly while it's recovering from the sudden burst of light. We need to daze it as much as we can. Only do this if Casey can't calm it down
>Tell Ben and Ed to beat the shit out of it when it's stunned from the sudden source of light and the screaming. Only do this if Casey can't calm it down
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>>4817473
>2
Okay yeah I can tell someone is dying. Fuck.
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>>4817411
In addition, the money of the setting is USD. As they say, assblast USA.
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>>4817483
Fair enough. I just wanted to know since in a world where a fucking nuke summons a telephone, I wasn't sure if they used bugs as currency or something
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>4817461
backing >>4817473
rolling myself because I don't wanna fucking leave it to that 2
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>>4817473
>>4817870
One more roll. Best of three, I must add. Mein Gott.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>4817904
rolling if nobody else will, ignore this one if somebody else rolls
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>>4817334
>INTROSPECTION (10 E)
>AUTOSURGEON (2 PRODUCT)
>HEARTBEAT module (3 E)
>Mind Restoration Dose. (1 PRODUCT)
This leaves us with 2 E and 1 DTC leftover.
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>4817461
Woohoo, best quest is back!!! Excited to see where it'll go, and also excited for Analysis Anon to analyze some more.
Gonna try to save the employees with my own dice roll.
>>4817473
Otherwise this seems like a decent option, I'd put more thought into it but I'm somewhat busy at the moment.

Glad to have you all back, fellas.
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>>4817926
IGNORE THIS BTW THAT'S THE 4TH, DON'T LISTEN TO ANON ABOVE ME
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>>4817905
THANK YOU

>>4817907
I'm assuming we're mind restoring F?
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>>4817931
wait shit the 20 probably doesnt count. Shit. Hopefully the 14 is counted and the 1 isn't an auto failure. We are, again, not going down there.
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>>4817934
it was a 2 plus QM asked for one more roll so have some hope
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>>4817461
>>4817473
>>4817870
>>4817905
>>4817926

>14
>DC: 12 - SUCCESS

You send your orders to their respective recipents. After a session of hushed whispering and a moment of calming Jun down, you finally hear Ben take charge of the operation.

Oh?

Ben exits the breakroom first, with Jun facing the flashlight towards the ground. Ben orders Ed to stay at his side and Casey to get prepared. You switch the cameras and watch as the four employees make their way slowly towards the escapee's containment cell.

And all within a minute...

The beam of light catches a black foot approaching. Jun gasps, but manages not to drop the flashlight.

Casey steps forward and tries to play diplomat, but for her effort, the anomaly lunges forward with a ghastly shriek.

Ben rushes forward to intercept and you savor the familiar sound of ragged teeth tearing deep into flesh. The anomaly attempts to detach those awful jaws, but its struggles become hindered and sedated

A click...

"BEN, MOVE!" Ed shouts, and Ben throws himself to the side just as the revolver spits a bullet straight into the center mass!

A body collapses, but crawls away with blistering speed. The hallway lights begin to slowly relight.


"E-everyone alright?" Casey asks.
"Yeah."
"Mmm."
"Hhhhhhhh-"

Ben wipes his mouth of vile blood as he stares at the trail leading back into the containment cell.

The tension slowly leaves Ed's face as he removes the spent round from the cylinder.

Casey comforts Jun once again, but seems stressed herself.

All are alive and unhurt.

You let out a sigh of relief.

Switching to the internal audio of the cell, you can faintly hear irregular breathing from a prone figure. Licking its wounds then?

First Incident in the 13th Pillar, Afterhours
RESOLVED

"How exciting! Points off for the amateur cinematography, but that's definitely a solid submission to MURDERCHANNEL." JEFF chimes in. "It's just too bad that this breach doesn't actually matter."

"P-pardon?"

"Since the end of the day was already called, the energy collectors throughout the facility have been deactivated. Suppressing a breach releases a substantial amount of energy into the environment, but if it isn't almost immediately collected, it'll all dissipate without a trace."

"A-and you didn't mention this earlier?"

"It should have been obvious. DT to C. And, uh, I forgot. But also, the attraction factor of the collectors, yeah."

A half-assed, strange explanation.

>Finally, you have time now. Fill out the catalog orders and get some sleep.
>Congratulate your employees in person. They deserve something for their effort.
>Tell JEFF to increase each responding employees' pay grade.
>Call a meeting with an Employee. (Which?)
>Write in.

I forgot that degrees of success is that system that we're supposed to be using. My apologies.
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>>4819460
>Congratulate your employees in person. They deserve something for their effort

They did great. Might as well tell them they did a good job and they'll get a pay raise for this.
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>>4819664
We'll probably buy the shit from the catalog after we give them a "good job", which I believe we agreed to be
>AUTOSURGEON
>INTROSPECTION
>HEARTBEAT module
>Mind Restoration Dose (F)
I believe Employee I was just knocked out for a day and F is the only one in a coma
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>>4819664
>>4819671
+1, nice clean takedown
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>>4819671
Sounds pretty good, yeah! We should probably look into getting Repression sometime soon, too.
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>>4819776
Repression and Instinct areare things we should try grabbing soon. One for safety, one for efficiency
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>Guuud jaaaab.

"... T-thank you for your hard work. And good job." You finish rather lamely. You could help with the cleaning up, but... Meh.

"Question. Does this mean I get a raise?" Ed says nonchalantly. You nod. "Cool."

"Jun!!!" Casey exclaims with far too much enthusiasm. "How does it feel to be congratulated by the Overseer himself?"

"Mmmnngh, can I go home now Mom?" Jun is having a hard time keeping his head up. He seems completely rattled by the experience.

"Weeeeeelllllll, this facility is your home now! I read the fine print on the contract, and it's a legally binding circumstance. But I can tuck you in at the dorms after this~"

"Kkkkaaayyyy..."

"Y-you're going to be okay with the cleaning Ben?" He's been rather deep in thought with the mop in hand. "Ben?"

"I'm fine, I'm fine. I think we can take it from here. Blood is rather hard to clean up. I'll have to set up some sort of night shift with A and the rest later on..." Ben mutters to himself.

"P-pardon?"

"Don't worry about it. I insist. After all, we're the ones working with the anomalies primarily. It's only natural that we clean up after ourselves."

Ben smiles at you. A chill goes down your spine. This weird feeling again, deja vu! Just like with the meeting with A...

"Jackass," you mutter under your breath as you see them off to the elevator. At least the anomaly is still pacified. Which means you can get around to:

>SHOPPING!
>AUTOSURGEON
>INTROSPECTION
>HEARTBEAT module
>Mind Restoration Dose (F)

"Y-you don't suppose I just..?"

"Break the tablet. Yeah, yeah. Ehehehe, break it. I bet it's like mechanism in the vending machines, but for catalogs instead of coins. Vending machines have a sorting system based on the weight of the coin inserted, which automatically sorts between the good ones and the bad ones."

"S-so the pipes will throw out an unevenly broken piece?"

"Oh. I don't know. Just hit it already, don't screw up, and we can go to sleep. We have another long day ahead of us, and I can't wait for the tele-Ahem. New anomalies from Acquisitions to arrive! Yes."

"N-never change, JEFF."

"Affirmative."

END OF DAY 2

In your dreams...

You see something...

Something shaped like a friend...

So familiar...

What was it?
>A battered riot stick, a true companion (Upper Clerk background)
>An emptied thermos, smelling faintly of coffee (Upper Suit background)
>A rotten tooth, from a former friend (Gut Gatherer background)
>A broken pipe... me and the pipe, we go way back (Nobody in Particular background)
>Write in.
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>>4821049
I fear Ben. I truly do.
>A rotten tooth, from a former friend (Gut Gatherer background)
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wait did he just call casey mom
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>>4821049
>A battered riot stick, a true companion (Upper Clerk background)
I don't quite know what this means, but this feels like as good a pick as any
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>>4821049
>A broken pipe... me and the pipe, we go way back (Nobody in Particular background)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M66BluriBUM
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starting to analyze shit again
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4739488 onward

>>4739488
Thirty-second post
>Only regular Employees have the amusing letter-to-name designation
Wonder who came up with that. Certainly makes keeping track of people easier until we hit 28 lettered people A to Z, then we loop back to A2, B2, C2, and so on
>A pattern can be drawn out from the pipes, vents, valves, straining, twisting, turning... A snap of Andy's fingers brings you to reality.
>"..." He stares intently upwards. "Ah, sorry."
Definitely something up with those goddamn pipes, like I've kept pointing out in all these posts. Related to PRODUCTION machine, or something unrelated?
>a few bells
What's that mean?
>the apartments
Where?
>'requires a musical touch and an unclouded heart' for the best experience
Who do we have that fits that in our facility?
>no one knew how to play it
Rich people pay others to play piano, not to play themselves. At least, not the ones at the auction
>G rakes in his winnings as Francine, Isidora, Ho-Jun, and Ed sulk.
>Francine
>Isidora
FRANCINE WAS IN A COMA DURING THIS TIME SINCE THE NUKE INCIDENT, AND ISIDORA WAS VENDING MACHINE'D
THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE UP AND ACTIVE
>workplace accidents
Accidents or "accidents"?
>corporate hitmen
Gotta keep our facility more secure if we can expect uninvited guests later on
>layoffs
But what are we PAYING these people? And who's doing the paying?
>A takes a step forward, stumbles from the comedown of an adrenaline rush, and slams into a nearby table. Tryhard.
She's so fucking cute goddamn
>Company policy don't mean squat if no one enforces it.
We can merely "stop enforcing" the policy that employees are expendable and do the opposite then

>>4739511
Thirty-third post
>Support Structure 13
Back on /vg/station I remember people wondering about LobCorp stuff in SS13, as a unique gamemode or adminbus or something
>pillars from the underground layer of the City to its surface
So if we look outside or make a hole to look out from, are we going to see a wall of earth because we're underground, or a black void of space? I haven't forgot the mention of "airlocks" a few times, mind you
>It's all been here, waiting long before any of us
>before P Company, one of the first companies in this hellhole of a City
New things built on top of old things, and everybody's forgotten the old things. The sort of thing that happens even in real life
>one of the strongest Cards
Cards as a proper noun? Are AI assistants like HELLA JEFF known as "Cards" here, or is there more to it than that?
>she
HELLA JEFF IS A MALE PERSONALITY AND HAS A MALE VOICE QM
>blubbers about the "bad man in the dark" and his arm being touched
wtf final flash is a pedo?????
>old landmark
Hmmm
>The ultimate consumer PRODUCT
>Everyone wants it and no one knows what it does but the other companies
And the other companies are the primary consumer of this PRODUCT... Interesting...
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>>4739517
Thirty-fourth post
>most of us hate your kind
Nobody seems to be hating on Ben over there though
>you heard the woman
>woman
I'm gonna keep pointing this out every time
>Coffee is 20 dollars, what the hell?
Can't we change the prices on these? Does Overseer have that power or access?
>Unsteady (Panic Risk+)
A liability unless we have anomalies that benefit from the employee panicking, or if this one has other positives
>broke out of his grip very quickly. Weak?
I like how Final Flash gives off threatening vibes but he's actually an early game shitter
>XOXO 19344
Wait C's drone number is 19344. She's the one that wrote out that result report. Cute
>feeling of being watched
Does piano have sentience?

>>4740883
Thirty-fifth post
>'sweet feel of her' and a lot of similarly creepy comments
Definite pedo/molester/serial-rapist impression on top of the grue darkness characteristic
>a pipe that you swear wasn't there yesterday
?
>another pipe mechanism in my room for going up
I'm surprised the way into JEFF's core room isn't one-way where the only way out is death by throwing yourself into the meat grinder like it's Singing Machine.
>coffee, beer, and some of that tasty, tasty blood
Why not other fluids like water or cola or tea?
>lost the manual
>>>>he doesn't have the manual memorized by heart
Malkuth disapproves
>You begin to chew on your fingers at the sheer stupidity of this scenario.
Finger chewing seems to be a core character trait of Thirteen, alongside the stuttering at the start of his sentences and spontaneously drooling often

>>4743954
Thirty-sixth post
>the Overseer can see all the messages anyway
We should spy on the others' messages later, especially Ben's
>What slack-jawed knucklehead was petty enough to disable these?
Somebody that
A: wanted to make their messages one-way without anybody replying to them
B: wanted people to stop PDAing each other
C: wanted to not hear people's auto-transcribed audio
Which gives me the impression they never left the control room and were a distant jackass
>For a moment, you think that the two are twins; moving in tandem, sharing the same cock-sure grin, wearing their ties in the same way
Clones?
>You and I will never meet with the space between us. So it's that much more of a relief to hear your voice.
Phone likes somebody answering it and not simply cleaning it up
>The stream is rather slow today. The occupant inside seems calm.
Guess the best way is to agitate Occupied! first, THEN do collection work to get lots of blood and bone and whatever
>That's uh, attachment? Some other work name.
"Entertain"
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>>4743962
Thirty-seventh post
>You can make out a resemblance to Employee L, almost like a sulkier, younger version of him.
If Employees K and L are twins/clones, then what does that make M here? A third twin or clone that isn't as carbon-copy? An unrelated guy that just shares strong resemblance? And alternate version? What gives?
>You like... hip hop? Nah, that's not your style.
This piano nigga never heard of classical hip hop? Damn...
>if I had my casette player, I could play you a sweet tune or two
Teaching an old piano new tunes doesn't seem like a good thing here
>It requires a certain type of person, a certain intellect, to properly appreciate music.
Do we have somebody like that in our facility?
>whistle out a groovy beat, snapping his fingers to the rhythm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QR-cfd6hCs
>The piano plays a few discordant chords in response.
>enduring the noise for several minutes
Sheesh, that's one uptight piano teacher. Glad mine wasn't that bad
>A real wiry sort, eyes wide and hands at the ready.
Sounds like solid backup to have against zombies and trash mobs
>Hey, we don't say that word around here.
https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/zombie
>Too late, pal. Second floor's mincemeat. Cleaned it all out by myself!
I wanted somebody to go to second floor to kill mobs and clear it because I didn't think that one time we had A do it was gonna be enough. Glad we don't have to worry about the second floor anymore. We have the third floor next. Throw that on the list next time?
>just clean up after me, janny
CLEAN IT UP JANNY
>N takes a bread knife
"You will be baked, and then there will be cake."
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>>4744028
Thirty-eighth post
>reading a newspaper. NEWSPAPER, the title reads.
Like reading a book called "BOOK"
>L Company has always been ranked higher overall than most of the alphabet companies? In fact, it beat out its mother company last cycle. That's M Company
All we know about M-Company is that the drones are from there, they have something to do with "meat" and "meat grades", and now L-Company (where we work) is an offshoot of it? What happened "last cycle" for L-Comp to beat out M-Comp? And what "rankings"?
>Candles, lights, illumination, all that
A lot of symbolism you can look into with light and related things. Interesting. Reminds me of some dumb Dark Souls style thing where people burning themselves does cool shit. M-Company has a lot of meat and lots of "human resources", and is related to light-emission items. Could be important...
>Creepy looking
Says as Ben is right at the table and is also a Gut Gatherer like us
>Meh. I can take him
In the bedroom
>I abstain from commenting
Fuck you Ben
>I: He dropped a vending machine on me...
SHOULD BE DOWN FROM THE VENDING MACHINE FALLING ON THEM, UNLESS THEIR "UNCONSCIOUS" STATUS IS DIFFERENT FROM "COMATOSE" THAT FRANCINE/F IS SUPPOSED TO BE
FIX THAT IN THE PASTEBIN TOO
>He doesn't bother us often. Lots of break time, technically.
What do they even do with all that time? Really makes me want to make a special room on this floor if floor 1 is where everybody and everything from the outside arrives to the first time, before they go/move to other floors. Gym or workout room? Welcoming room?
>Feels weird not having much to do. Not even having to look over our shoulders.
When your life is all survival, safety becomes a foreign luxury
>Safe place here. Closer to upper part.
That's what they said before too. “And this place was supposed to be a safe zone." That last bit about "upper part" must be about how we're close to the surface part of the City in this pillar here
>Drones look up to authority by nature.
Gonna be fun later :^)
>If I'm gonna burn, Imma burn gloriously.
Says a lot about A's character
>the Overseer looks familiar. I should know him from somewhere
Again with this mysterious link between Thirteen and Ben we get reminded of
>I know when to quit.
FUCK YOU BEN
>You fuckers are ruthless in any form or function
Thirteen seems far from ruthless so far, but that's because we haven't seen him in proper action
>it's just the second day. Who knows what the Big Man is really like
See? What'd I say?
>Very direct at least.
Calling Ben out before has been one of the strongest points of Thirteen's character yet
>Knows what he's doing, mostly
>mostly
FUUUUUUUCK YOU BEN
>way cool. Like ice. Like an Administrator I knew
Something to bring up to Casey later, the lore might help us
>pipe food?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0E7EaRLmSI
>The Teeth that care about taste are a different sort of beast altogether.
Is Thirteen one of those?
>River.
What's that supposed to mean?
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>apartments
Down.
>layoffs
USD. JEFF is in charge of your salary. The toaster who has a double digit IQ and semiregular hallucinations. That guy.
>Where is Pillar13?
Take a walk outside of your mancave for once lol.
>she
See >>4817318

>>4821861
>L vs M Company
We're P Company.
>Poker Night at Pillar 13
Isidora is recovering, but still awake to play cards. I'll write the distinctions down.

Francine is still comatose, Ed's just doing his lip flapping thing because it's crude and hilarious.

A's an edgelord. I was going to put in Casey saying "That's the spirit!" and A just grumbling in return, but I ran out of space...

River's a poker term. Gerald's dealing. (I think this is how it goes.)
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>>4821754
Kino. It's good to have someone pick up all the references and details. You're pretty good.
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>>4821908
Thanks, I try. Will continue more tomorrow, almost yet not quite done with thread 1's posts.
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>>4821083
Yes he did. He's wrong, Casey is nobody's mom but he won't be wrong later unless Casey dies :^)
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>>4821845
>I like how Final Flash gives off threatening vibes but he's actually an early game shitter
He's a TETH at worst. I doubt the QM would've thrown something with a high containment rating at us unless he was sadistic.
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>A rotten tooth, from a former friend (Gut Gatherer background)
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>>4821968
>pedo/serial killer/rapist vibes
>hates light, which is easy to expose him to
>strong enough to hurt and kill unarmed and defenseless people, but weak enough that most resistance thwarts him easily
>has minor sanity damage effects when he REEEEEEs at people, but that's all he can do when he's mad
Could be worth bullying or beating up or aggressive Deprive work for energy, or stress relief for the employees despite his weak meme scream. We still have not done any Entertain work on him to talk to him for more info. Having somebody go in with the flashlight and be strong enough to stop him from getting grabby, play the "you answer my questions or I light your ass up, you understand?" interrogation game could be a good way to do it. Better done after feeding him blood with Enable work the hour before, getting him to Appeased state?
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I think from this point on we absolutely need to work every single anomaly every hour to collect as much energy as possible. Agitating Occupied! to get about 20+ energy the way we did it before should be done every single day now. We know enough about the anomalies we have right now that we can do this consistently, but going for the Epiphany gear is also something to pursue. What do you guys think? Let's come up with a game plan for workdays. A list of questions or things to address can be something to have as well.
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>>4821813
Doing this for ease of connecting to the posts
>Thirty-second post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4739488
>Thirty-third post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4739511
>>4821845
>Thirty-fourth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4739517
>Thirty-fifth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4740883
>Thirty-sixth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4743954
>>4821861
>Thirty-seventh post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4743962
>>4821879
>Thirty-eighth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4744028
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>>4822001
Well, I've been thinking about the anomalies and their Epiphany gear. I've been trying to figure out what we would have to do when we're doing a specific work on them and whether it'll be a good or a bad thing.

OCCUPIED! DO NOT ENTER!
>Deprive would probably be trying to breach it's privacy by opening or otherwise getting all up close and personal. Would probably stress out, producing a lot of energy. Not sure of the consequences.
>It has two Epiphanies and it has the hint of EMPATHY/MOCKERY. Maybe relating to it's anti-social desires and keeping it really nice and tidy fulfills the EMPATHY part while the MOCKERY would be ignoring and refusing to let it be along? Or maybe we have to do both to make it click. Maybe we should try depriving it.
RIGIRIOUS LESSONS FROM AN ABSENT TEACHER
>I'm not particularly sure what you would do to enable favorable living conditions for the piano. Maybe making the containment cell more fit for a fancy piano? Maybe adding curtains and furniture to pretty it up? I feel like it would have more effect than enabling a phone or something
>No idea about depriving it either. Not playing it? Refusing to go along with it's lessons? Not sure how that'll play out but not playing along with it has shown to drain energy.
THE RED CONNECTION
>How the fuck do you deprive a phone? The only other idea I have that might do anything would be to refuse listening to the person on the other end after picking it up or hanging up before they could say anything.
FINAL FLASH OF EXISTENCE
>I feel like when Entertaining, I think buttering it up might be better. Clearly it's a murderer/rapist/pedo who feels like people are hypocrites and it wants people to walk in it's shoes. Try relating to it. Make it feel like we understand. Or maybe that just makes it violently.
>Don't particularly want to use the flashlight on it without cause. Better to try playing nice cop than bad cop.
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Also to clarify about the "cards" thing, I think that's the term for AI like our lovely JEFF. It seems like we could've bought another one from the catalog (I mean it would've been interested but we just didn't have the stuff to spare). Supposedly we have one of the best ones in the form of Jeff but they're in a state of disrepair. I don't want to think how another one would factor into things. Also
>Does piano have sentience?
I'm pretty sure it does since SOMETHING said something to the effect of "only a certain type of person, a certain type of intellect, to properly appreciate music" and we also know it needs "a musical touch and an unclouded heart". Which is Ed. He can play the Piano, so he's automatically our "fuck with the Piano" man. Should probably make him wear the googles the next time he toys with it to prevent Casey and fuc- Ben from needing to patch him up too much
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you ok there OP?
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Things are kind of strange here, end of the semester with grading issues. I apologize for the delay.

Just for now, a few notices:
I am considering changing the dice system to a D100 with bonuses and maluses set against a given set DC, still degrees of success. Either that or resolve everything by narrative choices, no dice. Which seems to work more often/to be more suitable?

In addition, does anyone have any feedback or comments? I feel that the pacing of this quest is rather glacial, only two shifts completed thus far.
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>>4828666
I prefer having dice over no dice. I dunno, feels like it makes thing a bit jazzy all things considered. As for pacing?

About pacing, eh, I don't mind it personally. As long as I keep getting new toys to play t- I mean anomalies to investigate, I won't get bored. And I can't blame you for it being slow if outside forces are twisting your arm.
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>>4828674
also 1d100 and 1d20 don't matter in the slightest to me. As long as it isn't a literal coin flip (1d2) it's fine by me. As for feedback, I don't really have any problem personally. This quest actually made be interested enough to buy and play Lobotomy Corporation so you must be doing something right. Really the only issue is how long posts take but again. Your arm is twisted.
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>>4828666
I'm fine with no dice, but i think the system you made with traits increasing the dice pool is quite good

Also caught up and i love this shit, keep it up man

also my vote if its still open
>A battered riot stick, a true companion (Upper Clerk background)
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>>4828666
>end of the semester with grading issues
Ouch, hope those resolve without any additional problems
>D100 with bonuses and maluses set against a given set DC, still degrees of success
Roll with this for a time. In addition, make narrative choices and prior decisions affect future bonuses, maluses, DCs, the success degrees. Example, depending on how a very recent interaction goes, Ben might have a better time or worse time in smashing a zombie's head in.
>does anyone have any feedback or comments?
I just cleaned up my whole house, my brain doesn't work much right now. I hope my analysis posts and autistic comments work for you though.
>pacing of this quest is rather glacial, only two shifts completed thus far
It's to be expected with Lobotomy Corp and SS13 that these things take time.
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>>4828666
Oh right, and nice devil trips
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>>4828929
>I hope my analysis posts and autistic comments work for you though.
Honestly that's half of the charm of this quest. Having someone to dig in deep and analyze all of the garbage while I figure out how to convince Casey to seduce a humanoid abnormality
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>>4829021
>how to convince Casey to seduce a humanoid abnormality
I wouldn't call Thirteen that
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>>4821049
>>4821060
>>4821972
>>4821405
>>4821754
>>4828701
Reception for the Thirteenth Background (hehe)
1 for Clerk
2 for Gut Gatherer
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>>4829299
>Thirteen is an ascended Clerk
We all have to start from somewhere. Remember, in Lobotomy Corporation all clerks are not human and are only for executing with your black-hole bullet sniper rifle. If a subhuman scum can elevate up to somebody worthwhile, then...?
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>>4829299
Ah. So we were a tiny nugget that somehow avoided being executed to stop a waifu from having a pissy fit
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>>4829306
That's not nice anon. Subhumans are useful sometimes, don't compare them to refuse.
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>>4829346
OK I'm sorry. Have this song for when the clerk result is good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cWar-WMYqw
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>>4829299
>>4821049
>>4821060
>>4821405
>>4821754
>>4821972
>A battered riot stick, a true companion (Upper Clerk background)

https://youtu.be/zkmruORJOhw (Suits RPG Ost - Kingdom Commerce)

Swish swish swish swish-

Round and round goes the Company-issued riot stick. You catch it in your left hand, real smooth like, and suppress a yawn.

The rhythmic klick-clatter of keyboards threatens to lull you into a deep sleep, but you don't want to get your pay docked again for falling asleep on the job. You hope that the snitch behind the cameras is as bored as you are, the prick.

"I'm bored. You got the time?"

"Just a few more minutes." Cecil says, his feet resting on the desk of the security booth. There was only one chair, so you both drew straws. You lost. Your feet hurt. This sucks.

"You said that a few minutes ago."

"Just keep waiting then. I'll be right in a few more minutes anyhoo." You sigh and continue your baton twirling. Swish, swish.

Hey YOU! Join the workforce! Become a shining star in the eyes of the Company! Contribute to PRODUCTION! Or so the advertisements went. Promises of a helluva lot more than pulling security duty as a "Clerk." You can't believe that you're starting to miss pushing papers.

"You think we're ever going to see an 'anomaly' or beat up a few people or..?"

"Don't get your hopes up. Only the Agents are allowed to be working on the anomalies. At least, according to that Manager fellow." Cecil drawls out from between his pages.

"Should have brought a magazine to read." Swish, swish, swish, swish. Cecil's too busy reading to comment. Swell guy, but he has his bouts of hyper-focus and terminal chill. Must be a good book, good on him.

A sudden buzzing in your left pocket finally breaks the monotony of guard duty. "RED ALERT at FLOOR 15, OFFICE FLOOR. ALL PERSONNEL-" Woah. This is your first Red Alert.

Your friend shifts forward into a slouch and waggles his eyebrows as he reads the same message. "Well, there goes break."

You crack your neck and a little smile. Finally! "C'mon buddy. I think that's our cue."

"Ready when you are."

Maybe today this baton will finally see some use.

...

"Y-you sure did." You feel the heft of it in your left hand, and start twirling the riot stick once more. Still got it.

"Thirteen, are you talking to yourself? Undergoing hallucinations? Going off the deep end?"

"J-just reminiscing." You give JEFF a little smirk. The display shifts a little.

"Please don't go around flashing those pearly whites of yours, Overseer. You could cause serious mental trauma with that case of hyperdontia."

"I-I'll keep it in mind."

[NOBODY TO NIGHTMARE] - You were a Clerk from the Offices of P-District.
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You had received two canisters earlier this morning. All this broken glass is getting tiresome.

In the first, a printed message and a garishly bright voucher:

To secure your cooperation, our family at M Company would like to invite you to THREE free luncheons and UNLIMITED drinks at any participating Beetleburger(R) restaurant when you present this voucher. (Dessert not included.)

"T-that's all?"

SPONSORSHIPS
B-Company - "For every man is justified in defending himself, his friends, and property."
Salutations, Overseer.

I have been hearing news of your work in the revitalization of P Company. I would like to entrust a particularly energetic asset into your capable hands, as my own facilities are not suited for his continued containment and extraction. The entity's inclination towards extravagant inebriation has rendered him as docile as a beetle on its backside. If you accept my offer, I will be quite grateful for your assistance.

With best regards,
Mr. Browning
Reward: +Anomaly: The Crook, +Goodwill (Bullet Ballet)

M-Company - "MEAT!"
We are currently looking for three volunteers to participate in a focus group. Our product of the day is: AMPLIFICATION MUTAGEN XE-037. We will supply you with the appropriate testing materials and customer satisfaction surveys. Please do not take R Company's offer.
Reward: 10 E-Energy, 2 Drone employees, 1 Day Subscription of C-Grade Meat, ++Goodwill (Moonlight), -Goodwill (Sunlight)

R-Company - "EDICTS IN IRON FOR THE CHILDREN OF MAN"
RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR TO LIVING FLESH FOR THE DAY. AND DO NOT USE THAT FAST FOOD VOUCHER, I SWEAR TO-.
Reward: 10 E-Energy, 1 cleanbot, +Goodwill (Sunlight), -Goodwill (Moonlight)

Which Sponsors would you like to host for today?
>B, M, R, multiple, or none.
>Write in.
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Thank you for your understanding with the updates. I just gotta get on track, now that I'm finished as well.
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Hm. R-Company doesn't really seem to be the best decision unless we severely want to restrict ourselves to messing with the phone. Since all of our other anomalies have flesh aside from the piano (and hell, maybe not even that)

B-Company is, hrm, another anomaly would be nice and if they're being truthful, it should be an easy one to manage. Having another source of E-Energy is always good. Though if we're taking him, taking R-Company seems even worse of a decision.

M-Company is uh. Hm. That sounds like it can lead to a lot of people dying pretty quickly and while getting two employees is nice, losing goodwill with R-Company doesn't seem to be particularly worth it.

I feel like taking B-Company and nothing else is my choice, personally. Another toy to play with and we don't lose the good will of anyone else. I'm willing to hear the choices of the others, though.
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>>4829987
Very nice post, sums it all up nicely
>>4829972
>B
>Notice the mention of "extravagant inebriation" and note to self to notify the Agents to acquire more alcohol that isn't vending machine beer, assuming JEFF doesn't already have some here in the facility.
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Continuing analysis of posts

>>4744033
Thirty-ninth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4744033
>Brother Man
>Man Brother
Gotta be some clone/twin shenanigans there. Potential downside to the All Interactions + we don't know about, perhaps?
>Take it out earlier for a cool drink if you're into that.
I hope we get an anomaly later that seriously likes blood popsicles
>be normal and eat sandwich paste instead?
>implying anybody is normal in a dystopia
Funny man
>M.A.D. World (Physical Protection+, Mental Protection-)
Anything with raw physical damage and not much else, this'll help with. The anomaly looked like it was in an explosion and was inaudible to the goggle wearer, people look like they're wearing hazmat suits despite still sounding clear, and the facility looks better overall. Interesting.
>Groovy (Foster+, Entertainment+)
If only we had a boomstick for this guy

>>4745352
Fortieth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4745352
>pride yourself on being neat
An organized workplace is a sane workplace
>comfy manager's seat
Tailor-made to make people unwilling to get up
>Staring into a screen for so long in a room without proper lighting won't be good for your eyes.
HEY, PEOPLE READING THIS IN THIS THREAD RIGHT NOW
STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING, GET UP, BLINK A LOT, GO WASH YOUR FACE, WALK AROUND A BIT, THEN COME BACK!
STAY HEALTHY!
>gloating about it to everyone
So cute
>more callous Overseers getting more Energy
There's no "lol suffering causes more energy output" here, far as I'm aware

>>4749045
Forty-first post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4749045
>that silly black dress-coat-thing
Thirteen walks around in a black longcoat like Neo? That's rad
>ordered to delete my collection by a previous Overseer
What a cunt, we should get JEFF more vidya again
>you've gotten soft, out of shape. Your joints ache from this light set of impact exercises
I already know this, thank you
>execute lunges
I'm no /fit/fag, but is this really a good workout?
>average diet of the human being is atrocious
Even in a dystopia, where almost everything is synthetic? You can still get nutrients somehow somewhere
>bodies would literally cannibalize themselves
That's the point, you dumb m*chine. You work out to burn up fat and calories and build muscle
>Lifting is totally out of the question
Confirmed: JEFF doesn't even lift
>more perfect substitute for meals
Did you know pic related is edible and gelatinous in substance, and comes in grape and orange and other flavors?
>get your exercise paraphernalia from R Company
Now we know who is our go-to on the path to swole
>stop with the flexing
What else do you do with power?
>burning precious nutrients that way
Carbohydrates and fats are way more expendable than human employees. You'd think a m*chine would know that
>Fucking with JEFF - The Work Result was okay, by your estimate.
We got no energy out of it though...
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>>4749072
Forty-second post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4749072
>cameras fixed
Thank Ed and N for that later
>dorms
Played enough SS13 to avoid dorms
>easily accommodate your entire roster
Will there be need for more accommodations later?
>how he knew about it before you merits inquiry
When are we going to publicly interrogate Ben and call him out on his bullshit? It has to be done eventually
>currently unused containment cell
Dump our new anomaly "The Crook" that B-Company will give us in there on his lonesome. Throw him a harmonica to play drunken jail tunes with, and the facility's comfy level will increase
>an anomaly, its form shifting and warping at irregular intervals
WHY IS IT THERE
WHY IS IT NOT IN CONTAINMENT
AND WHY HAVE WE NOT GOTTEN TO ADDRESS THIS IN-STORY YET
>CRT TVs, peering eyes, marble statues
Vaporwave, or something else?
>substantial bloodstains
Get people to clean it up already
>N playing with a switchblade
Cool
>laundry machines
Might come in handy later?
>another project
If only we could have some options to vote on regarding this in this new workday
>"Any new orders~"
Oh my god she's so cute holy fuck
>just in the area
Uh huh. There's an entire floor of rooms, and she just so happens to be near ours?
>resist the urge to grit your teeth
Still need something about the drool though
>left Ben in charge
Oh no
>these little things always seem to add up
Ben needs to be addressed SOON
>too lax
Guys, could the comfy be getting to us?
>controlling your minions. Employees.
Nice freudian slip there Thirteen. Why the "minions", huh?
>only Medical staff that I have assigned so far
We should assign more, like how we assign agents to departments in Lobotomy Corp

>>4749076
Forty-third post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4749076
>flyer
Does JEFF have a copy?
>I'm part of everyone
Some RPG villain line there Casey
>Sector 8
And we're in 13? Or are "Sectors" different from the "Pillars"?
>stopped talking to me one day
>find a job somewhere else
Meat puppet without orders stops moping about and seeks a place for orders. Reminds me of those masterless robots roaming for humans to take orders from in some sci-fi stories
>All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
???
>"Hello, Ms. Polito!"
Based on this:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4731014
It seems JEFF was originally Lammar, and Polito is another AI/Card? Is Casey confusing them supposed to be a reference to that?
>JEFF's heart flickers.
What could JEFF have felt from being called that? Hmmm...
>provide more useless corporate commentary
I'd rather she provide a more useful something else, if you know what I mean, but worldbuilding info is nice
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>>4830595
Here, have this last one and picture this being Casey
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I think we need to make a checklist of things from here on out. Here's what I can draw from the analysis posts I've done in this thread so far, though there's still more in the first thread and a few more I gotta do here before I finish all the posts for first thread
>Confront Ben about his shenanigans
>Get info about Cards
>Get info about Sectors
>Get info about the P-Company flyer Casey saw
>REMEMBER TO VET ANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES BEFORE ASSIGNING/PROMOTING THEM
>Assign more people into Medical department
>Clean up the second floor
>Address that anomaly at the medical ward lobby
>Thank Ed and N for fixing the second floor cameras
>Get more info on the "cool as ice" Administrator that Casey knew
>Get more info on L-Company
>Investigate the third floor, more mobs to clear out?
>Spy on other peoples' PDA messages more
>Walk outside the facility, or try to get a look out via a window
Oh right before I forget
>Command a few employees to search through that abandoned office space with the coffee and the papers strewn about we saw earlier. Might be useful info or documents hidden about in there. File cabinets and other furniture can make for good barricades or serve different purposes as well.
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I have a silly idea. I was looking at old posts and something is telling me to pick up the phone while wearing M.A.D WORLD. Not sure why.
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>>4829972
>>4829987
>>4830400
>"Draw. Let's see who was the fastest gun in the West."

You hear something large pass rattle through the pipes above, followed by a pleasant ding, much like a toaster finishing the execution of a guilty slice of bread.

"The anomaly from B Company has just arrived, Overseer. Express delivery. Ain't that a pretty little thing?"

JEFF changes the feed to Containment Cell D on the second floor. A man lays on his side on the center of the cell, struggling to push himself upright and slurring drunkenly under his breath.

Where his head should be, there is instead a large, meaty hand with an equally as stout revolver in its calloused grip. He's wearing a stained and tattered poncho over the same suit that every employee seems to have.

You frown. Is that thing loaded?

The Crook acquired.
ERROR: Applicable anomaly classification format not found. Please manually input new codification conventions or contact a system administrator for assistance.

"J-JEFF?"

"Mmm?"

"D-do you have an idea for an amusing naming theme? This error keeps appearing."

"Not a clue. That would be a part of your duties, sir. I may be the creative type, but I'm not that talented."

"C-creative? I didn't know that."

"I'm trying something new, so new that I just decided it when I woke up this morning. Call it a 'rebranding' of sorts. A way to really put my own unique character out there for the audience."

"A-A gimmick then. Should I be worried?"

"Possibly. Maybe. No more than the usual." The eye smiles. "Yes. Definitely."
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>>4832285
On the second floor, you see...

Several employees waking up and going through their morning routines in the dorms. Very mundane things.

The anomaly in the medical ward's lobby is still standing there...

Employees N and O are investigating a large hole, the size of a person's head, by the dormitory hall. There doesn't seem to be anything within the space or enough space to fit a person... Weird.

On the first floor, you see...

Employees K, L, and M are "fighting" the beer vending machine. A spindly arm juts out of the product door and flails wildly, as the entire machine seems to be scuttling away on little crabby legs from the trio of brothers(?). The fuck.

Employees B and C are fiddling with the autosurgeon set up in the empty room. C happily dictates instructions from a thick manual as B continues to inspect the machine's paneling. He has bags under his eyes.

"Because I'm feeling somewhat more sentient, I'll tell you which minions, I mean, reliable employees are currently available. Being aware of basic information like this allowed previous Overseers to work more effectively and with more knowledge. I think. Would help if they paid more attention sometimes."

EMPLOYEE ROSTER
1st Floor: B and C (Calibrating autosurgeon); K, L, and M (Suppression of a Rampant Beer Vending Machine/Screwing around/READY); G, H, and J (Playing cards/READY); U (Paralyzed)
2nd Floor: A, E, F, and I (Sleeping); N-T (READY)

QUOTA: 0/10 PRODUCT Exported
FIRST MOVES, HOUR 1, SHIFT 3

E-Energy: 2 units, 0 units/hour
DTC-ENERGY: 1 unit

INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]
>Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence, The Crook, Unknown Medical Lobby Anomaly
>Facility: PRODUCTION room, Elevator to the 3nd floor, Core Maintenance
>Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)

EQUIPMENT
>M.A.D World (EPIPHANY, +Physical Protection, -Mental Protection, unassigned), Fire Ax (+2 VIOLENCE die, used by Employee A)

CONSOLE COMMANDS
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)
>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)
>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)
>Message an Employee's PDA. (Write in.)
>Edit Employee access permissions. (Write in.)
>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)
>Skip an hour of the workday.
>Skip XX hours of the workday.
>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)

>Write in.

"A manual as thick as she is." Nyehehehe. I'll regret this tomorrow morning.
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>>4832311
"N-no new anomalies?"

"That is correct and entirely obvious, human maggot. Acquisitions sometimes turns up empty or not at all with new anomalies. This must the latter case."

"A-are the Agents alright?"

"Who knows? Very likely so. They're certainly too experienced to keel over just like the old men that they are."

"N-noted."
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Huh. Well, this is a lot to work with, but first we should ty figuring out a classification system so that the error stops popping up. I think we should keep it simple and understandable without being too vague. We don't want people hearing something like "Zeta anomaly: Highly lethal if triggered" and going "what the fuck does that mean?"

>Add in the classification system of Daleth, Kaph, Lamedh, Bet, and Gimel
>Daleth class: Abnormality is not aggressive and has little to no ability to cause injury. Breaching will not be a concern. May be beneficial for either containing other anomalies or helping employees. Equivalent to ZAYIN in Lobotomy Corporation.
>Kaph class: Abnormality can cause a variety of injuries and can breach if not properly managed. Can be easily subdued/satisfied. Injuries can be easily avoided with proper caution. Equivalent to TETH.
>Lamedh: Unpredictable and hard to control/manage. Interacting with it has a high likelihood of seriously injuring or killing an employee. If they breach, subduing them will most likely result in multiple deaths. Employees may be influenced mentally or physically by the abnormality. Equivalent to HE.
>Bet: Actively hostile and aggressive. Interacting with it will almost certainly kill, injury, or permanently scar employees. Keeping them contained will be hard if not impossible. Caution is highly advised when interacting with the abnormality Has the potential to wipe a facility. Equivalent to WAW/ALEPH.
>Gimel: A catch all term for abnormalities that do not fit into any of these categories. If we don't know what the fuck it is, it gets this label. The abnormality is either completely unknown, has been destroyed or otherwise decommissioned, or is completely inaccessible to us (Somewhere in Nevada would fit into this category due to being changed into the Red Connection)

I'll figure out the work orders soon. I just needed to get this out of the way so we can avoid the constant stream of errors.
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Gimel will be less of a direct containment class and more of a filler for anomalies disappearing/changing or just fucking popping up. Like Somewhere in Nevada or the unknown medical abnormality.

Orders:
>Enable Final Flash of Existence with Employee G. Tell him to grab a spare blood bucket and to slide it over to it to make sure it's calmed down and hopefully won't try ripping our spines out for shooting it earlier. Also probably easier to talk to it if it's appeased.
>Deprive Occupied! Do Not Enter with O. Order them to basically question and berate him over his decision to lock himself in the execution chamber. Basically making it seem like Yohan was an idiot for doing so.
>Foster the Red Connection with Employee T. No explicit orders, I just want to see how they tick.
>Enable Unknown Medical Lobby Anomaly with Employee R. Tell them to check up on it and to figure out what exactly it's doing. Also to clean up around it.
>Entertain the Crook with Employee N. Ask it how it's going. Ask it what kind of booze it likes. Tell N to wear the M.A.D World googles while in the containment cell to protect him in the case of accidental/purposeful discharge of the gun
>Order P and Q to clean up the second floor. Bit too much blood, need this place cleaned up.
>Tell the two remaining card game players, J and H, to investigate the abandoned work places on Floor 1. I think it was Floor 1. J can go back to momm- I mean playing card games later. Tell them to get any important looking documents and useful furniture like filing cabinets and such.
>Ask Jeff if we have any booze besides the vending machine booze. Since 1.) we might need it for the Crook and 2.) THE FUCKING VENDING MACHINE IS ALIVE.
>Speaking of that, tell the three chucklefuck brothers to stop fucking around and actually take care of the vending machine. In case that's the only source of booze, I rather not have them play tag with it all day.
I think that's all I can think of right now. It's a lot but this is just how it is. If analysis anon has any additions or changes (or any other anon lurking), I'll be willing to listen.
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>>4832458
Well, should probably tell T to pick up the phone anyways so we don't have them staring at it like a dumbass.
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>>4832483
>>4832458
>>4832380
All of this is spot-on, and nice budget Lobotomy Corp classifications. I hope JEFF comments on how unoriginal and uninspired we are, and that he bets a previous Mana- Overseer came up with something exactly like that too. Later, we need to ask JEFF for more info and confront Ben and do more Overseer stuff
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>>4830830
>Thirteen himself puts on the goggles
>walks into the containment room
>picks up the phone for Foster work
>blacks out
>he hears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMz3aAZDv4
>cue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiZyoOnhmIU
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>>4832666
Pft. I kinda just merged WAW and ALEPH together (really what's the difference between the two?) and added an extra class for "WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS HELP."
We'll deal with Ben when he's done setting up the autosurgeon.
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>>4832669
>what's the difference between the two?
ALEPH is "somewhat easy in containment, but if it breaches, can easily result in a facility wipe by itself"
WAW is "difficult out of containment, can breach somewhat easily"
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>>4832458
Oh yeah, and what's the status of Employee F? I assume they got the mind restoration dose already. Why isn't anybody giving them the rundown of events since they were in a coma? Did the other employees already do so offscreen?
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>>4832674
Eh. It feels like it's not a big enough leap for me. ALEPHs always feel like WAW+ instead of a whole new hassle. Might as well merge them together to save space.
Sidenote: We should probably try figure out what we should label the anomalies as with this new system I totally made up on my own. The only ones I'm having issue with is the piano and the phone. The rest I can somewhat figure out.

>>4832676
Considering it says "sleeping" on the second floor along with Best Madness Girl, Best Piano Boy, and That One Injured Girl, I assume she's woken up. Might want to talk to her when we get the chance to see what she remembered before the big boom.
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>>4832311
Backing this:
>>4832380
>>4832458
>>4832483

>>4832683
You think the following are also worth doing right now?
>PDA Employee F (once they are awake) to ask them how they are doing, and if anybody gave them any recap on recent events while they were out of commission. If nobody did, tell them to go seek out somebody awake and not busy to be informed and caught up.
>PDA N and O about that hole, was it there before when Ed and N had gone into the second floor the other day, what caused it, any further information? (this should be done BEFORE assigning them to any work)
>Make a note to have somebody wielding both the axe and the goggles venture into the third floor to check what's down there, and be prepared for a fight if those zombies were any indication
Oh yeah, what even caused those zombies on the second floor to be there? Who were they before they became zombies? Anything we can glean from them? They're all gone, but I assume some employees handled the dead ones afterward, like A. Nobody's turning into a zombie, so it's not an infection. Lucky us.
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>>4832683
There's also Employee S that is not doing anything. We have no info on them at this time. Should we get them to do something like investigate that abandoned office space on the first floor that got hinted at us thread 1?
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>>4832690
Ehhh, not sure about the last one since A seems very protective of their axe and considering their traits, I don't want to trust them with the googles. If we can get it out of their hands, sure. And I feel like the LITERAL ANOMALY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALLWAY is a prime suspect for the zombie thing. Also, fuck it, sure. We'll send S in with H and J. Might as well have one more tard wrangler when J eventually pisses in his diaper.
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>>4832698
>investigate the abandoned work places on Floor 1
I'm retarded and I didn't see you post about that, goddamn did you cover all the bases.
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>>4832700
We're a duo like that. You help me sort through all of the information and give me ideas on what to do, I'll execute everything flawlessly. I was a bit worried about doing too much at once but fuck it. Might as well be efficient.
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>>4832701
Thanks my nigga. HeartQM better deal with it, because efficiency and multitasking is the name of the game in management sims. You read through any of the other analysis posts in this thread already?
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>>4832706
Been skimming through it to get ideas. Good way to pass time and to understand previous posts better. Can't even blame HeartQM for slow updates at this point considering all of the shit we slapped onto his plate. I do want to hear your thoughts on Employee P surviving entering PRODUCTION. Doobie was a no brainer who I'm glad we removed but P seems to be pretty...not emo.
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>>4832710
>skimming
Learn to read, not skim
>Can't even blame HeartQM for slow updates at this point considering all of the shit we slapped onto his plate
Any quest might have this much stuff or more to manage, and we're already on thread 2. He knew what he was in for. All we can do in return is be the best readers and players we can be.
>your thoughts on Employee P surviving entering PRODUCTION
No comment, as I have not gotten to checking that post yet in my posts.
>Doobie was a no brainer who I'm glad we removed but P seems to be pretty...not emo.
D was a walking liability. I doubt any positives he had weren't outweighed by all his maluses. We know nothing specific about Employee P right now, so there might be something to his character or backstory that enabled him to survive PRODUCTION without any downsides that we know of
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>>4832736
Hey, I read them, don't sweat it. And yeah, at least J only has +Panic Risk. J is ten times better than D and we still laugh at him for being a baby. Trying to keep an eye on the employees to see which ones would be a better department head than the local cocksleeve/Casey, when we feel like expanding. She's adorable but she's also...Casey.

Hopefully that Introspection ability kicks in to give up P lore.
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Continuing analysis of posts

>>4752026
Forty-fourth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4752026
>bathrobe and a pair of silly-looking bunny slippers
Talk about uber-casual
>crumples the sheet music and tosses it to the side
So the piano wire cut into him... how? Just sliced him up a bit, or embedded itself into him? The gist I got was "piano puppetted Ed directly to scrap JEFF's song and play its piece"
>Da capo, con sentimento.
"Once more, with feeling."
>Chopin
Good choice
>Oh God. Oh man. Oh God, oh man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KyBdPeKHg
>busy stuffing himself into the conspicuously large pipe
:^)
>helping him in
:^)
>play nice with your weird friend
We're hopefully gonna make sure that by the next time JEFF goes offline and leaves us be, we're going to have lots of "nice times" alone with Casey in the manager cave
>A model for who?
Other drones?
>Exactly, Ms. Polito
Again with the Polito thing

>>4752052
Forty-fifth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4752052
>It should be raining today...
This doesn't seem like a "like tears in rain" moment
>Hypocrites.. all of you... I need...
How is he a hypocrite for warning the grue to not sneak up on him? And what does Final Flash need?
>Can't do much cleaning with no light. I ain't a maintenance freak.
What if we DO have a maintenance freak we can send in to do exactly that?
>Walk in my shoes... can't believe you...
I think the serial whatever the fuck is suffering from a serious victim complex
>invest in L Company's patented Luna Lights™
There's L-Company mentioned again
>tenebrous
This isn't Darkest Dungeon or Lovecraft shit, Casey
>'Face the fear, light it up!'
And when all four lights are on, you're definitely going somewhere.
>branding makes products 20% more effective
Reminds me of the Stigma Workshop weapons in Distortion Detective leaving brands branded into the things they are used on, peak cyberpunk
>you don't really know how much these guys get paid
Again with the "employees getting paid" thing being hinted at
>Uuuuooooo... not another one of you...
Is there a way to get fluids INTO the iron maiden? If blood and stuff can spill out, then logically things must be able to go in. What I'm saying is, what if we get Yohan drunk by getting beer into the iron maiden?
>that whole Red Connection work
Nothing but random screams. Not much to decipher here.

>>4752079
Forty-sixth post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4752079
>Alphabet Companies
I hope the enemy glowniggas won't raid our facility anytime soon
>Taking recommendations from JEFF was a mistake
Lesson learned
>utility of a liberal arts education
Must be better in a cyberpunk dystopia society than our current modern society
>Doesn't seem like this guy takes a crap or anything. Walls feel normal, there's nothing on the floor.
Completely unlike SCP-173
>as bad as everyone says
What do the employees think about all the anomalies here? What do they say?
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>>4752122
Forty-seventh post
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4711588/#p4752122
>Stinks up to 'igh 'eaven in 'ere
What is in JEFF's Core anyway? Must be part biological if he needs blood, alcohol, and other fluids. Maybe similar to a Sephirabox from Lobotomy Corp, except on a bigger scale like Glad0s?
>the future is now
Minus the old man
>All acts of fixing will be dealt with through AMUSING PUZZLES
Everything will be minigames in the future?
>sliding blocks
Could be worse
>designed for small children
Makes you wonder why this is in a highly sophisticated AI's Core room of all places, and who designed this to be the case

Okay done with thread 1, onto this thread

>>4813204
Forty-eighth post
>A control console screen has been restored.
What does that do for us?
>facility's payroll clerk
So JEFF is the one that pays people instead of us?
>Yes, ma'a-sir. Sir. (Again with this?)
JEFF IS MALE

>>4813232
Forty-ninth post
>paralyzed from the neck down
Damn, that's rough. I thought he was a shitty robot based on the Discount Dan's description when we bought him, but it just turns out he's a regular paralyzed guy. I wonder if there's a way to give him a proper functioning body or something nice for him. Could R-Company help with this once we get our rep with them up enough?
>Casey smiles warmly
She's been in the Overseer's room this entire time? That bodes well for the future
>Ghouls to Officers
Officers, proper noun. Is this supposed to be the "Lawmen" referred to in the desc of the anomaly we didn't get thread 1?
>"Spin a law. Catch a fly. Silk for justice, legs for batons." ("I still can't believe the Lawmen just let us have this.")
And all we have for Ghouls are
>A set of the ragged raiments of the desperate, the impoverished, and the mad. (You are a Ghoul.)
>"ATTENTION: You are the blood... flowing through my fingers..." ("Ears ringing. Didn't see that Ghoul coming too. Ow.")
>anything in this old landmark besides squatters and other Ghouls.
Wonder what that could be about
>One of his patients attacked him
Wonder what that could be about
>wasn't able to meet the quotas
He should be glad we don't have any nonsense quotas in OUR workplace
>make a mental note to find a wheelchair somewhere
There isn't one on the second floor?
>rations
I've realized a theme here. Somewhere in Nevada was about warfare, the psychological fear of the bombs dropping when they never will. Every person that The Red Connection speaks has a vague enough link to warfare too. Perhaps it's "the psychological damage that war does to people and loved ones during it or in its aftermath, the indirect pain"? Red is also associated with communism, if that's relevant here.
>endure another day in this concrete sarcophagus
>ration packs
>daily contaminant tests
>kept in the dark
>fucking pipes everywhere
Soldiers stationed in a bunker or hidden place underground?
>But you drink yourself blind when you're with us.
What's wrong with Ed that he drinks that much?
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>>4813234
Fiftieth post
>belongs to the suit, looking like the very model of the modern white collar worker
Clerk chad?
>(He was watching the Agents do this before, wasn't he?)
Benjamin...
>The airlock bolts itself shut behind him.
Why does the PRODUCTION room in particular have an airlock? Is the PRODUCT machine itself an anomaly?
>Phoning the bloodline...
Are these just cool random text that pops up during PRODUCTION work, like how work-type-relevant technobabble text pops up around the containment unit in Lobotomy Corp when an agent is doing work on an abno?
>Referencing ambient subnarratives...
>Adjusting archetypes...
Something vaguely literature-related?
>Sweetheart?
We need to question Employee P on his marital history
>troubled, faraway look on his face. He stumbles and lurches as he walks, as if drunk
Strange. Why haven't we questioned him yet? And is he acting normal now after he went and did PRODUCTION work, like he did before he was sent in? Or is he forever changed?
>that attached image
Not quite a psychedelic trip. Doesn't that remind you of blood cells and cellular processes, with all the red ovals and cube-shapes and overall appearance? Or it could be many hills next to each other, or sand dunes. The evenly lined-up cubes alongside hills also brings to mind the Great Wall of China

>>4813242
Fifty-first post
>"I-I lo-"
Yes yes yes
>her company is somewhat pleasant
Uh huh. "Somewhat."
>need to draw the line
Aw, man! One of these days, I swear...
>A faint tinge of red enters Casey's face. Her smile falters. "I... oh..."
YES SHE CAUGHT THAT
>Drone's Manual of Company Standards
What kind of things do they teach drones in that?
>best girl has read her manual
Malkuth approved
>you forgot to screen the department head for competence
Shit. Well, lesson learned for next time. At least we committed the understandable mistake of promoting our waifu/future cocksleeve without checking them, one that we won't repeat a second time
>What is it with Ben? A need to assert himself? Some deep seated insecurity?
We gotta sit him down and get straight to it
>Employee G enters the containment cell and looks around. Nothing out of the ordinary occurs
What a waste of time. What are we even going to "collect" from a goddamn piano?

>>4813248
Fifty-second post
>Futatsu ni hitotsu, katetara gokuraku...
I've never watched nor read Kinnikuman, sorry
>Spare me... turn it off...
Is Final Flash in real pain from that, or is it just psychological?
>easily repelled by a violent shove!
Weakling
>continuously insults the Final Flash of Existence
Based
>heart-broken cry
So does Final Flash really have unique interactions with women, or is this because of the verbal abuse plus light exposure?

>>4813262
Fifty-third post
>small room
Bunker?
>the obvious
What, that the government is poisoning people? Intentional censorship? What else?
>another City?
There's more than one?
>Mental Protection--
Double negative, ouch
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>>4813702
>we could've had all the employees sitting around doing nothing at least cleaning up the place?
Good point, we should do that more often
>maintain and repair any broken facility system ideally, making sure doors shut properly, making the lower floor systems actually work, touching up on all of the complex facility systems
Something to bring up with JEFF
>when a computer deletes a file ("completely") it doesn't actually wipe it from the drive, it just marks those parts of the drive that contain the data of those files as "empty" the data is still there, it's just that the computer doesn't recognise it. certain programs can get these things back
Perform file recovery on the system? Another thing to bring up to JEFF
>the less we do with the system until then if it's a viable option the better, since there's gonna be a higher chance those files are written over and corrupted, or worse, overwritten entirely
Do it asap, gotcha
>like a parallel universe Project Moon setting but without people or others being anywhere from low level super to bleach tier in power
ProjectMoon plus Space Station 13

>>4813713
We gotta do this soon, because we ended the day before we could do so then
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stopping here with analysis posts for today
here have a classic lobcorp thread image
the goal is to do this to Casey eventually
hope I'm not forcing that too much, feel free to call me out if I am
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https://pastebin.com/LsQ2XJDr
Pastebin needs to be updated as well with all the new information thus far
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>>4832896
>does Final Flash really have unique interactions with women, or is this because of the verbal abuse plus light exposure
I mean we did beat the shit out of it. I would be kinda sad too if that happened.
>What are we even going to "collect" from a goddamn piano?
It was moreso me saying "hey uh check it out i don't want to do anything to trigger it".

>>4832902
What, being a Caseyfag? I don't blame you.
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>>4832904
Thanks for the reminder. Just woke up and wow! Talking up a storm in this here thread.
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>>4832906
>we did beat the shit out of it
I'm not there in my analysis yet, I'm at the "A goes in to light him up and bully him" one that got him triggered enough to breach
>me saying "hey uh check it out i don't want to do anything to trigger it"
That's fair. We learned enough from the first two days that we should be doing nonstop works on every single anomaly every hour now, get PRODUCT asap, then farm more energy so we have enough to spend later. If we end the day right as soon as we have the PRODUCT generating, we lose more than we could gain, "speedrun bonus"/"tardiness penalty" be damned. Piano needs to be played at least once per day, Yohan needs to be triggered at least once per day; we got +10 energy from both of them doing this.

So your plan in >>4832458 accounts for
>calming and preparing Final Flash for talking to him next hour for info
>start triggering Occupied! and see how far we can go with him today, maybe get Epiphany gear
>have Employee T do safe work on Red Connection to get their employee info going
>start collecting info on Med Lobby anom
>start collecting info on the Crook
>clean up second floor blood and other trash
>investigate the abandoned work areas on Floor 1, see what we can find
>get info from JEFF on more alcohol for the future
>befriend vending machine spider mech
All our abnos end up being worked this way this hour. We can play next ones by ear as we go

>>4832926
When the thread result was good...
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>>4832926
>>4832311
Oh yeah, don't forget these >>4832690 minus the last one about A and the axe and goggles, otherwise should be all good to execute the plans in >>4832380 >>4832458 and >>4832483
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>>4832926
We gotta PLAN THIS SHIT out. This is our wonderful house (L Corporation) with our wonderful wives (Casey and HELLA JEFF)

>>4832933
I'm moreso saying we shoved it around and verbally beat the shit out of it. It probably didn't help.

Also yes except for the Piano. I couldn't think of anything I wanted to do with it and we already have everyone else assigned to do stuff. Unless we want to assign Employee S to clean it up. I kinda want to do enabling work when we have some stuff to spruce up the place, though.
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>>4832938
To clarify about sprucing up the place, it's clearly a piano that likes CLASS. Maybe for enabling it, we should make the place classier instead of just keeping it clean? You know, make it feel like a place where a teacher can truly teach a student. I think that would be interesting.
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>>4832939
We'll need to order thematic furniture from the outside. Extras like carpets, curtains, portraits, chairs, things of that nature? Items that would be in a music hall or place where any piano would be located.
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>>4832971
Basically. Stuff that basically says "hey. this is where you play piano. this is where piano lessons happen. there isn't a teacher but OH BOY we don't need one when this piano can teach ya."
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>>4832938
>wife
>HELLA JEFF

"Before we get started Overseer... Here, I drew this for you."

"..."

"Do you like it?"

"W-what's the context for this?"

"I dunno. I just drew it. And I just showed it to you."

"...." You give JEFF a disappointed look, one that a mother would give when softly admonishing her child that no, she cannot keep the giant maggot because the family simply can't afford to feed a pet as large as this one.

"I'm just going to stay quiet then..."
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>>4833001
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT KINO. We're putting this on the fridge. Or, well, on our desk. For safe keeping.
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>>4833001
Frame it and hang it somewhere in our room
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>>4832380
>>4832666
>>4832669
>>4832674
>>4832683
>>4833001
>Anomaly classifications:
>Daleth, Kaph, Lamedh, Bet, and Gimel

You enter a new set of terms into the anomaly dossier. This seems like a good set of names. Somehow, they seem to fit the type of work you're doing perfectly.

"Hmm, I see, I see." JEFF pipes up once more. The eye furrows in an expression of intense scrutiny. "You definitely do look the part with the black coat. Too shaved though..."

"..."

"And I don't see a funny little Hat on you either, though you seem like the type of person who should be wearing one. Mr. Mouth Breather. Overall, a pretty piss poor attempt at playing Jew, bagelboy. Loxgoblin."

"..." You exhale softly out of your nose. Snrk.
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Glad to see you two anons have been hard at work. I'm a filthy phoneposter so typing out elaborate answers to everything is hard (and my IP changes all the time) but I'll try to be more active from my PC. Godspeed to all of you.
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>>4833409
You don't need to type elaborate answers. Even just suggesting small stuff is fine.
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>>4833409
Take it easy and take your time responding, I got all summer to write with.
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>>4833636
Well, it's kind of hard being more convincing than others when they have a lot of stuff typed down and you only quote the QM's suggestions hahaha
>>4833810
All summer huh... Looking forward to having more of this quest then!

Unrelated, but I am very much a Caseyfag too. Seems like we're all in agreement about what to do regarding her.
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>>4833891
Hey, if the idea is good, I don't care who it comes from. You could be a jewish abnormality like Thirteen and I would still humor you.
>everyone in this thread is a Caseyfag
when/if she barges in, the first order is to pat her head. No question about it.
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>>4832458
>>4832690
>Enable Unknown Medical Lobby Anomaly with Employee R. Tell her to check up on it and to figure out what exactly it's doing. Also to clean up around it.

First thing's first: you need more information on that anomaly in the medical ward. Unknowns must be made known. Maybe even get it into a containment cell somehow. You send Employee R her orders and

<NO SIGNAL FOUND>

"..." There is a face here, marked by the rosiness of its cheeks and the serenity of its expression. Its eyes are huge and placid. Through the boundary of the TV panel, it speaks to you, warmly, deeply, as if it were a long lost friend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TukMwYXQ3wE (桃井はるこ - Sex and Violence)

You do not understand.

A pulse echoes advertisements within the flesh of your skull. A savage murmur of commentary shouts behind your eyes. The pain that is entirely your own whispers, "Be careful, Rolle! You need to act on your conclusions!" The surveillance cameras turn to focus on the star of the show, as your neurons begin to spark and splutter.

Scattered on the receptionist's desk are numerous medicine-related pamphlets, stamped documents, and, directly in front of the anomaly, a remote control. You can't shake the feeling that it was deliberately placed there for you.

"Helluva conundrum," you mutter. On top of all this, you're really starting to crave caffeine. Not a good way to start the day.

You need to Resolve the anomaly.
>Please recommend an action.
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UH. Huh. I'm not really sure what to do. This is the first time an anomaly directly fucked with us. I want to hear from the other anons first but I feel like touching the remote control is distinctly a BAD idea.
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>>4834304
>>4832458
>>4832690
>Enable Unknown Medical Lobby Anomaly with Employee R. Tell her to check up on it and to figure out what exactly it's doing. Also to clean up around it.

First thing's first: you need more information on that anomaly in the medical ward. Unknowns must be made known. Maybe even get it into a containment cell somehow. You send Employee R her orders and

<NO SIGNAL FOUND>

"..." There is a face here, marked by the rosiness of its cheeks and the serenity of its expression. Its eyes are huge and placid. Through the boundary of the TV panel, it speaks to you, warmly, deeply, as if it were a long lost friend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TukMwYXQ3wE (桃井はるこ - Sex and Violence)

You do not understand.

A pulse echoes advertisements within the flesh of your skull. A savage murmur of commentary shouts behind your eyes. The pain that is entirely your own whispers, "Be careful, Rolle! You need to act on your conclusions!" The surveillance cameras turn to focus on the star of the show, as your neurons begin to spark and splutter.

Scattered on the receptionist's desk are numerous medicine-related pamphlets, stamped documents, and, directly in front of the anomaly, a remote control. You can't shake the feeling that it was deliberately placed there for you.

"Helluva conundrum," you mutter. On top of all this, you're really starting to crave caffeine. Not a good way to start the day.

You need to Resolve the anomaly.
>Please recommend an action.

Ah fuck. Edited a few details.
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>>4834306
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You know, sitting on my ass won't do anything. I suppose we should at least examine the remote control closely. Maybe this is a Somewhere in Nevada situation where pushing the wrong button kills us. We're not USING it just yet, we just need more info.
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>>4834366
>EXAMINE REMOTE
An ordinary TV remote with all the correct buttons. You can't make out a manufacturer or other identifying features.

You feel a warm trickling from the inside of your face.

>Please recommend an action.
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>>4834374
HRM.
>Okay, if it's sound that's fucking with us, try lowering the volume. Or pushing the power button.
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god we're fucked aren't we.
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>LOWER VOLUME

A volume control meter appears on the side of the screen. 100, 75, 40, 25. No further. The sound leaks out of your head, leaving nothing but blessed silence.

Droplets of static leak onto the floor from your nose, painting a beautiful scene onto the canvas of sterile tiles.

A low roar of canned applause washes over you.

The serene face blinks, and the same expression stares back with your own lovely face.

>Please recommend an action.
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I can't tell if that made helped in the slightest or made things even worse.
Yeah, no, I don't trust myself fiddling with it until Analysis Anon comes online. I don't want to die due to random button pushing.
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>>4834387
OK lemme see. Last night rereading shit, I noticed red text is negative, blue text is neutral, green text is positive.

>>4834386
Raise volume to manageable levels
Press MENU, see what our options are
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>>4834386
Oh fuck, shit hit the fan... I think lowering the volume was for the best. Mhhhh... Is there anything around we could use? Like, something to cover the screen with?
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>>4834387
OK lemme see. Last night rereading shit, I noticed red text is negative, blue text is neutral, green text is positive.

>>4834306
Might as well analyze this while I'm at it
>There is a face here, marked by the rosiness of its cheeks and the serenity of its expression. Its eyes are huge and placid.
Big stereotypical anime girl face
>that youtube link
Disgustingly kawaii ear-bleeding song
>Through the boundary of the TV panel
What TV panel? The anomaly is a stationary humanoid being, isn't it?
>You don't understand what it is that you see in the lobby of the medical ward, but you know that it's standing there at the receptionist's desk, menacingly. This definitely is an anomaly, its form shifting and warping at irregular intervals, giving fleeting impressions of CRT TVs, peering eyes, marble statues; you switch the cameras before you get a headache.
Did it manifest a TV panel in front of us or something? In any case, we have CRT TVs represented right now, as well as peering eyes of soulless anime girls. Marble statues like vaporwave have yet to make an appearance. I could be completely wrong in interpreting this this way though. This could be completely mental
>You do not understand.
Me neither
>The pain that is entirely your own whispers, "Be careful, Rolle! You need to act on your conclusions!"
We're Employee R or Rolle right now. Red text is negative, but I'm inclined to trust it based on the "entirely your own" bit making it not be from the anomaly.
>surveillance cameras turn to focus on the star of the show
Thirteen is watching, wonder what he's seeing on the outside
>deliberately placed there for you
It's the only way to interact with the anomaly we have here
>really starting to crave caffeine
Clerk or Suit?

>>4834374
>a warm trickling from the inside of your face
Blood or something else?

>>4834386
>volume control meter appears on the side of the screen
What fucking screen nigga?
>sound leaks out of your head, leaving nothing but blessed silence.
Lowering the sound seems to have reduced the advertisements echoing, scattered commentary? This probably put a stop to the surprise inner advice too, but as long as we have a method to go on and we are in control and sanity, we're good to go.
>Droplets of static leak onto the floor from your nose
Purging that effect of the anomaly might have helped us gain some ground back?
>painting a beautiful scene onto the canvas of sterile tiles
Somebody'll have to clean that up, and it ain't gonna be us
>low roar of canned applause washes over you
From the humanoid anomaly, or from the "TV screen?" I guess it's a congratulatory thing...
>same expression stares back with your own lovely face
I don't like that

My vote here is
>Press the CC button, if there is one, to enable closed captions
>Press MENU/OPTIONS button, see what our options are (if there are both buttons, press OPTIONS first, then MENU if nothing happens)
>Press TV GUIDE button, if there is one, to gain more information and guidance
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>>4834740
Good plan, except I have no fucking clue what "screen" we're seeing. From the outside, R/Rollo might be standing frozen still holding the remote and staring at the anomaly, doing nothing else except having his fingers move to hit the buttons and changing in expressions, or other effects. The "TV screen" could be all in his head.
Worthwhile buttons we could try, based on what I could get off searching "old TV remote" on google images, are
>DISPLAY
>TV/VIDEO/AV/SOURCE
>MODE
>SLEEP
>ASPECT RATIO
>EXIT
>INPUT
>DISC MENU
>FLASHBACK
>FAVORITE/FAV
>BACK
>HOME
>ALERT
>RECALL
>REWIND
>PLAY
>FAST FORWARD
>STOP
>PAUSE
>RECORD
>SURROUND
>I/II
>POWER
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>>4834740
Good plan, except I have no fucking clue what "screen" we're seeing. From the outside, R/Rollo might be standing frozen still holding the remote and staring at the anomaly, doing nothing else except having his fingers move to hit the buttons and changing in expressions, or other effects. The "TV screen" could be all in his head.
Worthwhile buttons we could try, based on what I could get off searching "old TV remote" on google images, are
>DISPLAY
>TV/VIDEO/AV/SOURCE
>MODE
>SLEEP
>ASPECT RATIO
>CHANGE CHANNEL
>EXIT
>INPUT
>AUDIO
>RANDOM
>JUMP
>DISC MENU
>FLASHBACK
>FAVORITE/FAV
>BACK/RETURN
>HOME
>ALERT
>ZOOM
>RECALL
>REWIND
>PLAY
>FAST FORWARD
>STOP
>PAUSE
>RECORD
>SURROUND
>I/II
>POWER
>OK
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>>4834740
>EXAMINE SURROUNDINGS
You are currently in the lobby of the medical ward. Several cheap folding chairs have been set out for patients and a lonesome potted plant is wilting in a corner. Aside from the papers, there doesn't seem to be much to cover the blaring lights of the TV screens.

You turn back. The exit's right there. You grab hold of the door handle, but you tear away that part of the cardboard prop with ease.

You look back at the anomaly in shock. A waggling finger appears on one of its computer screens, as if to say "You're not leaving that easily."

>PRESS CC BUTTON

You press the CC button.

One of the spare screens of the anomaly goes completely dark. White text appears:

OKAY, ROLLE. KEEP IT TOGETHER.YOU MUST BE HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN. WAIT A MINUTE.

You force yourself to stop thinking. That screen goes black. You think to yourself,

OH JEEZ. SO THAT'S HOW IT IS HUH?

Canned laughter echoes in the distance.

>PRESS MENU/OPTIONS

Your grip on the remote tightens. You press the OPTIONS button, then the MENU button.

On a third screen, a disgusting view of heaving organs appears.

On the fourth screen, you see a list of verbs:
>UNDULATE
>CONTRACT
>DIGEST
>RELEASE ENZYME
And so on.

You feel a sharp pain in your abdomen, like a knife is crammed inside your guts. The static drips faster out of your nose. Your eyes start tearing up.

>PRESS TV GUIDE

You press the TV GUIDE button.

A soft voice speaks into your head, accented like an old movie. On the second screen, you read (and hear),

ROLLE, DON'T YOU REMEMBER HOW TO WATCH TV?

The anomaly is looming...

>Please recommend an action

The anomaly is pic related here >>4834335. There's the screens! C'mon!
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>>4834740
>>4834763
>EXAMINE SURROUNDINGS
You are currently in the lobby of the medical ward. Several cheap folding chairs have been set out for patients and a lonesome potted plant is wilting in a corner. Aside from the papers, there doesn't seem to be much to cover the blaring lights of the TV screens.

You turn back. The exit's right there. You grab hold of the door handle, but you tear away that part of the cardboard prop with ease.

You look back at the anomaly in shock. A waggling finger appears on one of its computer screens, as if to say "You're not leaving that easily."

>PRESS CC BUTTON

You press the CC button.

One of the spare screens of the anomaly goes completely dark. On this second screen, white text appears:

OKAY, ROLLE. KEEP IT TOGETHER.YOU MUST BE HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN. WAIT A MINUTE.

You force yourself to stop thinking. That screen goes black. You think to yourself,

SO THAT'S HOW IT IS HUH?

Canned laughter echoes in the distance.

>PRESS MENU/OPTIONS

Your grip on the remote tightens. You press the OPTIONS button, then the MENU button.

On a third screen, a disgusting view of heaving organs appears.

On the fourth screen, you see a list of verbs:
>UNDULATE
>CONTRACT
>DIGEST
>RELEASE ENZYME
And so on.

You feel a sharp pain in your abdomen, like a knife is crammed inside your guts. The static drips faster out of your nose. Your eyes start tearing up.

AH, AH, IT HURTS.

>PRESS TV GUIDE

You press the TV GUIDE button.

A soft voice speaks into your head, accented like an old movie. On the second screen, you read (and hear),

ROLLE, DON'T YOU REMEMBER HOW TO WATCH TV? YOU WERE CLOSE, DON'T HESITATE.

The anomaly is looming...

>Please recommend an action

The anomaly is pic related here >>4834335 (You). There's the screens! C'mon!
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>>4834892
I see what kind of anomaly that is.. basically, it's a TV reflection of oneself? Can we try meditating, or trying to calm down with deep breaths?
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>>4834892
>lobby of the medical ward
Okay so we're not transported anywhere or in a mental space
>lonesome potted plant is wilting in a corner
We need to get it and nurture it to make our workplace better
>doesn't seem to be much to cover the blaring lights of the TV screens
Covering them up, cowering from them... these are all useless. We need to confront this head-on
>tear away that part of the cardboard prop with ease
Ha ha, very funny
>waggling finger appears on one of its computer screens, as if to say "You're not leaving that easily."
How long was that door handle cardboard? Did it transform it into cardboard just now, or was it always cardboard from this side? Did it warp it long before, knowing this moment would come one day? Whatever it is, it has enough sentience and awareness to block us from leaving. We solve this here, or we die
>OKAY, ROLLE. KEEP IT TOGETHER.YOU MUST BE HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN. WAIT A MINUTE.
Wait what
>force yourself to stop thinking. That screen goes black
>SO THAT'S HOW IT IS HUH?
Anomaly can read our own thoughts and play them back to us on the screens. That's a good way to refocus here, thank fuck
>Canned laughter echoes in the distance.
That's not the anomaly approving of us, that's Rolle gaining some relief or sanity points at figuring the situation out
>disgusting view of heaving organs appears
Oh no
>On the fourth screen, you see a list of verbs:
>You feel a sharp pain in your abdomen, like a knife is crammed inside your guts. The static drips faster out of your nose. Your eyes start tearing up.
MENU = Stomach? OPTIONS with MENU = What the anomaly can do with our stomach? That's direct control of our own organs via OPTIONS and MENU that the anomaly is giving us. The anomaly somehow infiltrated our body cavity, hence the abdominal pain. The anomaly had infiltrated our brain and sensory shit, hence the confusing audio in our mind. We're on a time limit...
>ROLLE, DON'T YOU REMEMBER HOW TO WATCH TV? YOU WERE CLOSE, DON'T HESITATE
It's gotta be POWER or EXIT or STOP. One of those three, if I'm not overthinking it, and I probably am. If the situation is the anomaly somehow infiltrated our body, EXIT should get it to leave. POWER will either turn the anomaly off and deactivate it, or will instantly kill us. STOP is similar.
>The anomaly is pic related here
OKAY THANKS FOR THE DESCRIPTION CLARIFICATION

>>4834911
That's pretty fucking cool and all, but this
>waggling finger appears on one of its computer screens, as if to say "You're not leaving that easily."
leads me to believe there's more to it than that. I don't wanna fuck this up, same as everybody else. And it being a TV reflection of the individual does nothing to explain the cardboard door handle. Unless Rolle really is having a mental breakdown, which is also equally likely. What's your take on all this here?
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>>4834911
>The serene face blinks, and the same expression stares back with your own lovely face.
You're right, I'm retarded. It IS a TV reflection.
>HOW TO WATCH TV
You can sit or stand, but stay relaxed. You can turn the TV off to go do something else, but you can always come back and turn the TV on if you wanna watch. And when the TV is off, the black screen... reflects yourself back at you, like a mirror.
I feel like I'm either on the verge of a breakthrough, or being even more retarded
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>>4834919
Pressing POWER might power up our stomach, or power it down to offline. Former is disgusting but potentially liveable. Latter is death. Pressing EXIT might cause the anomaly's influence to exit our body, or cause our stomach to be removed, which is death. Pressing STOP might stop our stomach, which is death. Calming down, meditation, breathing in and out to reach a relaxed state... this will help us regain sanity and some semblance of control back. Despite this, we are either on a time limit or manipulated to feel as if we are. Watching TV should have no time limit. This is a medical lobby, and there's always a TV in lobbies and waiting rooms to make background noise and to keep people busy...
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>>4834914
I'm afraid that turning the TV off carelessly will shut our brain off as well, so I'd rather keep experimenting with the anomaly and only use that as a last resort. The organ options probably will have an impact on our body, and likewise I don't want us to digest ourselves with over-acidic gastric juices. The cardboard handle is probably like... If we were on a TV set, and it was just a prop? Like, we're somewhat trapped in our subconscious, or something similar. Essentially it means that we can't just nope out of here, like you said. We have to suppress the anomaly somehow. Still, trying to meditate and calm down would likely make the whole situation less messy.
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>>4834953
If we die, we die. Thirteen is watching the whole situation anyway, so even if R/Rolle dies we know what happened and how. Before I vote, what do you think about R/Rolle speaking out loud and narrating her experiences and actions and speculation, specifically so JEFF or Thirteen hears them and gains this information in case they don't make it?
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>>4834956
Well, it's true that it's just an Employee, but if we just die like that, there's no telling what it may do to the anomaly, and someone else, someone more important, may get caught up too. Let's try our best to survive! I'm sure we'll come out stronger.
We could try speaking out loud about what's happening, but it can't be in a panic. It has to be measured and methodical.
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>>4834957
Alright then, let's do this

>>4834892
>Relax. Breathe in, breathe out. Focus. Calm yourself. If you die you die, if you live you live. No sense in stressing or feeling bad unnecessarily.
>Out loud, narrate your actions and results so that the Overseer or his assistant hears you clearly. Initial encounter, volume lowered, surroundings not a mental space or other location, door handle cardboard prop, anomaly wagged finger and prevented leaving, CC results, OPTIONS and MENU resulted in organs visible and verbs to control stomach, stomach pain, static drip speeding up, seemingly close to resolving this anomaly. It's a TV reflection of oneself. Reflects mental narration, plays canned laughter and applause to express one's own relief and self-congratulation, acts on oneself in response to TV remote commands. Pressing POWER, EXIT, or STOP might result in death, not risking that yet. Whatever happens, calming down and recovering mental faculties and awareness is important.
If our theories are right, the pain should ideally lessen and the anomaly should play canned "whew" noises of relief or similar expressions to mirror Rolle's own tension release.
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>>4834953
>turning the TV off carelessly will shut our brain off as well
It said <NO SIGNAL FOUND> initially until Rolle went in for the work. It's synced to them to be able to do all this. Is the problem desyncing then? The "don't you remember to how to watch TV? You were close, don't hesitate." could be a true hint or a red herring here. I already speculated about this shit in >>4834919, but that doesn't make the situation any less certain or in our favor. Ultimately, staying calm and aware is the best course of action.
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>>4834957
>>4834975
>NARRATION

I NEED TO CALM DOWN. I AM CALM. I AM CALM. IT'S ALRIGHT. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TO TALK.

In your best voice, you begin to describe what the anomaly has done, what happened to you, and your theories.

THAT MAKES SENSE. THE REPORT SOUNDS GOOD. A REAL ROLLE REPORT.

A smattering of applause is heard.

You feel something inside your guts, squirming, churning, yearning. It presses tightly against the skin, and the stabbing pain returns.

>Please recommend an action.
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>>4835010
>A smattering of applause is heard.
Nice, that's good work. Thirteen better love that
>something inside your guts, squirming, churning, yearning. It presses tightly against the skin
That gives real pregnancy horror vibes, not gonna lie

Not voting yet. My thoughts right now are that we could
>CHANGE CHANNEL and hope that we go from stomach pain and horror to something else that's a bit more manageable
>POWER without hesitation and hope we live
>BACK/RETURN to try to cancel out of this stomach menu/options and stop the thing inside our stomach as a result
What do you guys think? And sorry for taking so long QM, I hope you got the time today for this shit
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>>4835010
>A smattering of applause is heard.
Nice, that's good work. Thirteen better love that
>something inside your guts, squirming, churning, yearning. It presses tightly against the skin
That gives real pregnancy horror vibes, not gonna lie
>stabbing pain returns
Calming down does nothing to stop the pain or the anomaly from doing this, meaning we're still on a potential time limit

Not voting yet. My thoughts right now are that we could
>CHANGE CHANNEL and hope that we go from stomach pain and horror to something else that's a bit more manageable
>POWER without hesitation and hope we live
>BACK/RETURN to try to cancel out of this stomach menu/options and stop the thing inside our stomach as a result
What do you guys think? And sorry for taking so long QM, I hope you got the time today for this shit
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>>4835010
>>4835022
Yeah, perhaps we can try to close down that menu... Let's try changing channels, too. Perhaps we can try pressing TV/AV/SOURCE etc to see if it'll free us? On a normal TV, this would change what's the TV's displaying, so it may be worth a try.
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>>4835037
In what order though? BACK/RETURN first to hopefully stop the stomach MENU/OPTIONS thing and stabilize the situation. TV/AV/SOURCE second to see what happens. CHANGE CHANNEL third to see what happens. Continue to narrate out loud all the while until we are freed or until we die. Sound good?
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>>4835043
Fuck it

>>4835010
>Continue narrating out loud. It will not only help the Overseer to know what's going on, but it will help you center and focus.
>Press BACK/RETURN to attempt to back out of or cancel the stomach menu and options.
>Press TV/AV/SOURCE to see what happens.
>Press CHANNEL CHANGE UP button to see what happens.
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>>4835043
Yup, that works!
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>>4835072
>>4835092
>PRESS BACK

I NEED ANSWERS.

You press the BACK button, and the third and fourth screens go black. Your stomach still hurts.

>PRESS AV

You press the AV and you see a long list of names.

WAIT A MINUTE!

INPUT SELECTION:
>13
>A
>Ben
>Casey
...

Your coworkers! You scroll down and see that the currently selected input is your own name.

I DON'T THINK I SHOULD TOUCH THAT. I NEVER THOUGHT THIS IS HOW I WOULD BE ON TV.

Canned laughter echoes once more.

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

You press BACK to exit the AV screen. You press the UP button to change the channel.

Every screen turns to a sea of static. The sweet jelly of your eyes begins to roar and recede like the tides of television haze.

Your stomach ache subsides a little.

CAN'T LOOK AWAY.

>Please recommend an action.
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>>4835123
>NARRATE

You continue your narration. Even though the display of light sears its way into your eyes, you can't help but think,

I REMEMBER THIS. TALKING LIKE THIS MAKES IT FEEL LIKE PRACTICE AGAIN.

Forgot this part.
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>>4835123
>press the BACK button, and the third and fourth screens go black
There go the menu and options for the stomach. Now that I think of it, it did say "On top of all this, you're really starting to crave caffeine." right at the start, so it must have already been "set" to the "stomach" channel. Interesting.
>Your coworkers!
Wait, can we body puppet them with this? Or are we going to shift the "signal" person from us to them, making them be the one reflected?
>the currently selected input is your own name
So if we turn the input off, or set it to none, it would break the control? How would the anomaly be with nobody to reflect and act upon then?
>press BACK to exit the AV screen
We can go back to it anytime, that's nice
>Every screen turns to a sea of static
How are we going to see anything like this?
>sweet jelly of your eyes begins to roar and recede like the tides of television haze
We changed the channel from "stomach" to "eyes"
>Your stomach ache subsides a little.
At least that's one good thing there
>>4835152
>TALKING LIKE THIS MAKES IT FEEL LIKE PRACTICE AGAIN.
I wonder what that's about

My vote is
>Keep pressing CHANNEL CHANGE UP, noting everything you go through in the exact order, until you go to one that seems the most bearable... or at least the one you would be able to do without the most, should you accidentally stop it's function or something horrible.
>Press TV GUIDE again once you're there, see what message or hint you'll get this time.
I wonder how long HeartQM thought this would take. Whatever, it's pretty intense and unexpected as it is. Eventually we'll hit upon the true answer or die in the process.
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Sorry for waiting and dragging this out. I kinda wanted to hear from more people before doing anything. So, when you watch TV, you change channels until you see something you like. And changing channels on this thing equals a different body part. AV also shows a list of everyone names. That's who we're seeing and hearing.

Should we try changing the AV to some other employee like Jun to see what happens? It clearly seems to be either who we are or who's being affected
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>>4835323
But then what? How do we break Rolle out of this anomaly's effect? Is the only way really to scapegoat it onto somebody else?
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>>4835337
Hm. We're both on and watching TV. It seems like whenever we affect or change something about it, we're being affected in some way as well. Maybe that's a clue. Working with the idea of us being on TV. When we watch TV, we get invested into it, get emotionally swayed by it. We bonded with it, basically. It's a metaphorical link with normal TVs but this isn't a normal TV.

Maybe that can lead us somewhere. Or maybe this is the nuke all over again.
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>>4835361
Calming down did nothing though. Maybe the only solution here is to have Thirteen get another employee over, use AV to switch the "signal" from Rolle to them, THEN do stuff? That would still risk somebody else's life, not to mention scapegoat them into potential death or worse. I say just change the channel a lot until we get to something vestigial and we can do without, like the appendix, then POWER button and see what happens. Go from there.
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>>4835361
Calming down did nothing though. Maybe the only solution here is to have Thirteen get another employee over, use AV to switch the "signal" from Rolle to them, THEN do stuff? That would still risk somebody else's life, not to mention scapegoat them into potential death or worse. I say just change the channel a lot until we get to something vestigial and we can do without, like the appendix, TV Guide to see what we get out it, then consider POWER button and seeing what happens. Go from there.
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>>4835374
Yeah. I'm out of ideas. That's the best we could do.
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>>4835381
Let's go with that then

>>4835123
My vote is in >>4835290 at the bottom there, again continuing to narrate aloud
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>>4835384
I am curious about why our perspective was changed when we started working on the anomaly. Stylistic or part of the effect of it? Why didn't it try doing anything until someone bothered directly interacting with it? Isn't it funny how enabling caused this when it also caused the nuke to go haywire?
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>>4835152
>>4835290
I think we should keep changing channels until we find something bearable... Or can we go on channel 0? Here, it's typically a list of all the available channels with thumbnails.
Otherwise, changing the source would probably allow us to transfer the burden onto someone else... I'm assuming someone evil would have used it on the 13 or Casey. Thankfully, Employee R isn't like that, right?
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>>4835452
I'm assuming it's stylistic... I like it, it makes us interact with anomalies in a more tangible way! It's very entertaining.
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>>4835456
We are NOT doing it to 13 unless we know for certain what it does. I rather pick someone nearby like Q or P.
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>>4835460
The other two questions stand. Why did the anomaly do this to us and does it have to do anything with enabling? Is this even an anomaly that gives power? Does that require a containment cell? Also, I do think the idea of trying to find a Channel 0 or a "blank" channel to change the burden to would be interesting.
I think we should try pressing POWER when we feel something like our legs being affected. If that happens, we won't die, and we can still mess with the remote. I think that's the best option since I'm pretty sure it's probably going to stay connected to the major parts of our body. I doubt it has a channel for a spleen or something.

If we can find something like a spleen, sure. Maybe powering it off doesn't even hurt us and just turns the TV off.
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>>4835466
>Why did the anomaly do this to us
Employee R was the only one that got close enough to it to receive a "signal"
>and does it have to do anything with enabling?
Enable = Insight, making the environment suitable for the anomaly. This TV reflection abno needs an audience, captive or otherwise, to reflect back at them and do stuff with. Currently, that's Employee R.
>Is this even an anomaly that gives power?
If it does, it would be giving us DTC energy as JEFF said
>Does that require a containment cell?
Collectors are still on even outside the containment cell
>trying to find a Channel 0 or a "blank" channel to change the burden to would be interesting
Yes, but wouldn't Employee R still be the one "signal" that the TV reflection anomaly is locked onto? Anybody with the remote would be able to use it to abuse them in that case
>try pressing POWER when we feel something like our legs being affected
If it's permanent for some fucking reason, then that's one more person we need a wheelchair for along with the psychologist
>we won't die, and we can still mess with the remote
Good thinking
>doubt it has a channel for a spleen or something
lol I was thinking the same thing before
>Maybe powering it off doesn't even hurt us and just turns the TV off
We won't know until we try it ourselves, on something we know we can live without
>>4835456
>Thankfully, Employee R isn't like that, right?
As we've seen, no. They don't seem to be malicious or evil, and they definitely deserve something good from the Overseer for overcoming this ordeal alone, assuming they survive.
>>4835452
>Stylistic or part of the effect of it?
Well, when you're on TV...
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>>4835479
>Yes, but wouldn't Employee R still be the one "signal" that the TV reflection anomaly is locked onto? Anybody with the remote would be able to use it to abuse them in that case
Does that matter as long as the anomaly itself doesn't control them? Also, how exactly are we supposed to break the signal? Turning it off? Killing R? Those are the only two options I can think of that don't just kick the can down the road.
>Well, when you're on TV...
How vague and ominous. Clarify.
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>>4835489
>Does that matter as long as the anomaly itself doesn't control them?
Even when we weren't picking any selection, the anomaly was dealing internal damage to R's stomach. It was only when we shifted to another body part or organ that it started to go away. Who's to say that when an organ or body part selected is destroyed enough that the anomaly won't consider that "channel" as dead and "change the channel" themselves?
>how exactly are we supposed to break the signal?
Going down the AV list, perhaps there's an empty signal slot or placeholder option?
>How vague and ominous. Clarify.
When you're on TV, you're the star of the show. It said it earlier in this work. R is the star here, therefore we the players are controlling them here. Or maybe because the anomaly selected them as the "signal" and they are the one being reflected, so stylistically the QM made us switch from piloting Thirteen to piloting R.
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>>4835496
>Going down the AV list, perhaps there's an empty signal slot or placeholder option?
That feels almost too easy. What do we exactly do if there isn't any?
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>>4835496
Hey, actually, that's making me think... What if we changed the source to Mr.Therapist and put the channel on his legs... Would he even feel it? Could we do anything to them?
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>>4835503
Then we do what we talked about earlier: change channels to a body part or organ we can handle the pain better with, then use TV guide. Or switch to one that we can do without, then use POWER button. I prefer the former just so we can buy ourselves more time, in a sense
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>>4835511
>change channel to legs
>AV
>navigate to the therapist/U
>select him
>reflection anomaly shifts the signal from R to U
>POWER
>"Mein Fuhrer... I can walk!" or something cool
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>>4835515
You know. If shit goes BAD, we should do that. Best case scenario, U actually becomes useful. Worst case scenario, we kill a cripple.
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>>4835524
He's an important cripple, don't be mean!
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Heading out, rangebanned on mobile. Good luck guys, I'll still be reading
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>>4835551
Your analysis as least gives us some hope to figure this situation out. Thank you.
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>>4835551
Hah, I know how it is. Sometimes I get bans from other people, like posting loli on a blue board... See ya soon!
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>>4835587
IP ban is not a rangeban.
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>>4835551
Godspeed anon.

Excellent insight from you bunch while I was helping my brother cheat on a test (to secure his FUTURE).

A few comments because I can't spoil the solution answering other questions:
>All anomalies generate power while the workday is not finished. Collectors are located throughout the facility, but more accessible in the containment cells proper.
>You can die, be altered, ???, or survive this scenario depending on your actions.
>Pic related.
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>>4835675
My bad, got them mixed up for a second.
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>>4835152
>>4813203
>>4835683
Hello QM. Just thought to pass by and say hi, I've been reading your quest for a while and I will say it is rather unique (a bit too chaotic for my taste but I am a shit player, forever QM kinda thing). You are doing alright, just don't get burned out , take a small break if you have to.


I see what you did there with your first four interactions. My only regret reading your quest is the horrible itch it had awakened for rerunning F.E.E.D. Probably won't happen but if I revived my dead quest, I will make sure to link yours in the OP!

Good luck in your quest!
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>>4835701
Hey! Welcome to hell. Don't mind the anomaly mindraping one of our employees.
If you ever run F.E.E.D, you better make all of the work orders spell out H.E.A.R.T. :^)
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>>4835701
I salute you, from one LobCorp-esque QM to another!

Governor was a blast to read and play, very robust connections between factions.

Moonless, I am still in the process of deciding but I will say that KAZ IS MY MAN. Must reread the older threads too.
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>>4835795
keep it up, QM!
>>4835711
Shiiiet, you are right
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>>4835675
My bad

>>4835561
You're welcome

>>4835587
People are stupid, what else is new?

>>4835683
>helping my brother cheat on a test (to secure his FUTURE).
Did that go well?
>You can die, be altered, ???, or survive this scenario depending on your actions.
Interesting. Also, update when?
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>>4835152
>>4835384
>>4835456
>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

The screens switch to multiple shots of a Pillar. An angle from the streets below, an angle from up on high on the surface, an angle here, and angle there.

A DOCUMENTARY?

Your back begins to feel as if you walked up too many flights of steps. A signal wavering, a spine twisting. Pinpricks of pain are inserted into your eyes and the knife twists and turns.

I SEE THE PATTERN. YOU WON'T BREAK ME.

You continue to talk things through to the camera as calmly as you can.

IS THE OVERSEER STILL WATCHING?

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

Still frames of teeth. Every screen. Your own ache.

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

You haven't noticed it earlier but... the anomaly has grown. It loomed over you once, like one of the show's Producers on its unexpected visit, but now? It TOWERS above you, the collection of screens all facing towards you like solar panels towards the sun.

IT'S JUST LIKE THAT NIGHTMARE I HAD. JUST LIKE MY YEARS AS A RADIO TALK SHOW HOST.
WERE THEY A WASTE?

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

You keep going. Flip, flip, flip, flip, flip till there's something good on.

RIGHT?
RIGHT?
RIGHT?
UP?

You lower your head and bite down as hard as you can on the cable that was your thumb. A shower of sparks erupts from your finger and you recoil from the burning sensation. The remote tumbles from your hand and cracks one of the floor screens on impact.

>PRESS TV GUIDE

You snatch the remote up and quickly press the TV GUIDE button.

The voice returns, frantic, desperate, crying. A father finding his child, dying.

ROLLE, YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR AS ALWAYS. YOU NEED TO STOP.

>Please recommend an action.
>CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

>>4835872
It went very well, thanks for asking. Should be finishing up this scenario rather soon.
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>>4835928
>multiple shots of a Pillar
Oh right, we're in one of those?
>angle from the streets below, an angle from up on high on the surface, an angle here, and angle there
Must be real huge like the Sky Tower in SMT IV
>signal wavering
OH NO
>spine twisting
Oh no this is the "spinal cord" channel
>Pinpricks of pain are inserted into your eyes and the knife twists and turns
Not long now...
>I SEE THE PATTERN. YOU WON'T BREAK ME.
BASED
>continue to talk things through to the camera as calmly as you can
BASED
>IS THE OVERSEER STILL WATCHING?
He always is
>Still frames of teeth. Every screen. Your own ache.
"Teeth" channel. We're not Gut Gatherer. Skip
>anomaly has grown
The more we interact with the channels and the TV reflection, the more power it gains over us?
>loomed over you once, like one of the show's Producers on its unexpected visit
What show? What Producers?
>TOWERS above you, the collection of screens all facing towards you like solar panels towards the sun.
IT'S GAINING POWER FROM US INTERACTING WITH IT
>IT'S JUST LIKE THAT NIGHTMARE I HAD. JUST LIKE MY YEARS AS A RADIO TALK SHOW HOST.
I think R seriously needs a trip to the psychologist today, if they survive
>WERE THEY A WASTE?
No they weren't
>the cable that was your thumb
Is R's physical body turning into this thing? The "knife" that digs in that QM keeps bringing up... it's the anomaly's influence in the flesh, isn't it?
>shower of sparks erupts from your finger and you recoil from the burning sensation
Ouch, how are we going to fix that?
>remote tumbles from your hand and cracks one of the floor screens on impact
OH FUCK
>floor screens
This is getting WAY out of hand!
>A father finding his child, dying
Oh no it's R's dad
>GONE TOO FAR AS ALWAYS
Seems it's a character trait of R's to go far with shit
>YOU NEED TO STOP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0SmqbBIpQ

Fuck it. We've done as much as we could. Dad's right, we have to stop.
>Continue narration, even until the end
>Press STOP, it doesn't matter what channel we're on now
>If that fails, press POWER
>If that fails, press EXIT

Wait the update got deleted, what else is new?
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>>4835152 (You)
>>4835384
>>4835456
>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

The screens switch to multiple shots of a Pillar. An angle from the streets below, an angle from up on high on the surface, an angle here, and angle there.

A DOCUMENTARY?

Your back feels the strain of walking up too many flights of stairs. The signal wavers and a spine twists. AH, AH. Pinpricks of pain are inserted into your eyes and the knife twists and turns.

I SEE THE PATTERN. YOU WON'T BREAK ME.

You continue to talk things through to the camera as calmly as you can manage.

BUT IS THE OVERSEER STILL WATCHING?

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

Still frames of teeth. Every screen. Your own ache. Your vision blurs, your back hunches, your guts scream.

I JUST NEED TO KEEP TALKING AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

You haven't noticed it earlier but... the anomaly has grown. It loomed over you before, like one of the channel's Producers on an unexpected visit, but now? It TOWERS above you, the collection of screens all facing towards you like solar panels towards the sun.

IT'S JUST LIKE THAT NIGHTMARE I HAD, WHEN I WAS JUST A RADIO HOST.
KEEP GOING.

>CHANGE THE CHANNEL

You keep going. Flip, flip, flip, flip, flip till there's something good on.

KEEP GOING RIGHT?
KEEP GOING RIGHT?
KEEP GOING RIGHT?
KEEP GOING UP?

You lower your head and bite down as hard as you can on the cable that was your thumb. A shower of sparks erupts from your finger and you recoil from the burning sensation. The remote tumbles from your hand and cracks one of the floor screens on its impact.

STOP THIS.

>PRESS TV GUIDE

You snatch the remote up and quickly press the TV GUIDE button.

The voice returns, frantic, desperate, crying. A father finding his child, dying.

ROLLE, YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR AS ALWAYS. YOU CAN STILL STOP.

>Please recommend an action.
>CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

>>4835872
It went very well, thanks for asking.
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>>4835980
I apologize for not proofreading. That would be the small edits that I'm deleting for and checking over.
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>>4835985
OK let's see
>Your own ache. Your vision blurs, your back hunches, your guts scream.
The pain isn't really gone. The influence isn't really gone. Changing the channel just spreads the anomaly inside of us. FUCK

My vote is as in >>4835980
>Continue narration, even until the end
>Relax and take a breath, for it might be your last
>Press STOP
>If that fails, press POWER
>If that fails, press EXIT
If we survive somehow, then we'll see

>>4835988
That's alright, I know the feeling. Take your time editing and going over your post, you're the QM after all
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>>4835990
So you're a QM here too? Where?
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>>4836001
Nah, I used to proofread and edit the posts of a QM friend of mine for approximately 2 and a quarter years. Said quest will, once we reach late July, be 4 years old now with 100+ threads
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>>4836009
That's pretty good work, and that's the type of dedication that I covet. Where can I read it?
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>>4836012
It's this
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=do+your+best+quest
I don't want to talk much more about it though because it's off topic, and I would rather talk about your quest in your thread over others' quests too much
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>>4835985
Are there any antennas on the TV we could fiddle with? I'm running out of ideas... We may have to go along with >>4835990 otherwise.
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>>4836027
We fiddle with an antenna, it'll fiddle with OUR antenna. And by "antenna" I mean "brain." If somebody doing this had a hair antenna, maybe that would result in something funny, but not here.
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>>4836027
We fiddle with an antenna, it'll fiddle with OUR antenna. And by "antenna" I mean "brain." If somebody doing this had a hair antenna, maybe that would result in something funny, but not here.
QM said
>You can die, be altered, ???, or survive this scenario depending on your actions.
Notice that "be altered" does not fall under "die" or "survive." Creepy. I'm leaning towards "die" as our result here though, but we did all we could with the limited information we were given. I'm surprised we even lasted this long, though part of it was "POWER/STOP/EXIT could kill us, let's try everything else we can first," which is only fair to do. Personally, narrating out loud is one of the best things we did out of this whole ordeal. Information isn't going to be lost or be misunderstood, like it would be if all Thirteen and JEFF had to go on were buttons pressed and external changes/reactions that the anomaly and R were going through.
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You know, it's weird, isn't it? All of the text in green so far is usually positive. Green for good work results, green for bonuses, green for successes. Yet a good chunk of the greens in the scenario are, by my estimate, NOT good. Stabbing, twisting, blurring...
I wonder if that means anything.
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>>4836126
Positive because it's a good thing from the anomaly's perspective? Or positive because the anomaly is transforming R into some human/media hybrid lifeform? That'd be one hell of an upgrade, and would fit under "be altered." My fear is that in the act of transforming R into more like itself inside, the anomaly will become more like a human on the inside/outside. I'm not sure if this a good thing or not.
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>>4835990
>>4836027
>Continue narration, even until the end
>Relax and take a breath, for it might be your last

MY BODY IS BECOMING A PRISON.
MY MIND IS BECOMING A VESSEL.
I CAN FEEL IT DIGGING UNDER MY SKIN, MY SHELL.
IT'S HARD TO BREATH.
IT'S HARD TO NARRATE.

I JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

>Press STOP

I PRESS THE STOP BUTTON.

The pain stops. An numbness, the near total loss of feeling, takes its place. The anomaly stops swaying in the invisible wind.

The world goes still.

The only thing that moves next are the cables wrapped around the remote.

>If that fails, press POWER

You press the POWER button.

The screens of the anomaly slowly wink out, one by one, except the one with your face. That wonderful smiling face. It is gone for eternity - a small frown has taken its place.

The silence is deafening.

>If that fails, press EXIT

You press the EXIT button.

With a tremendous rumble, the anomaly recedes into the crack in the floor. Your face seems to remain in place for a moment, frowning, serene. Those massive eyes stare into you until they too disappear into the dark center of the earth.

https://youtu.be/jB8PKv1fY04 (LISA the Unbreakable OST - Fading Soul)

It's quiet now. Nothing remains but the silence of your own thoughts, and a overwhelming, but fading pain of your flesh.

You lie down onto the cold tiles. Your body is a burden. Your eyelids close. Your breath slows.

You were Rolle Roosevelt.

Your life was long (but you never felt that you had the time), lonely (but you loved your husband and he loved you), and quiet (but you talked for a living). But it was your life, and it was good. It was good.

You sink into the tender respite of your dreams...

<SIGNAL FOUND>
<RECONNECTING>

"Oh. Oh! He's looking around. He's awake!"
"Mister Overseer!"
"Hoo boy. Greetings, Overseer."

Your hands are balled into fists. A cold sweat is upon you and your throat is dry. Your breathing is quick, almost to the point of hyperventilation.

Ben, Casey, and JEFF are here.

The Medical Ward has been opened.

You are very stressed out. How do you deal with it, Overseer?
>Vomit. Let it out.
>Scream. Let it out.
>Punch Ben. How did he get in here?
>Pat Casey. Pat the Drone. Do it now.
>Remain very still and try to get your breathing under control. Deep breaths.
>Write in.

What's your first order of business?
>Write in.

>>4836126
>>4836130
To be quite honest, I was acting like a tryhard with the format screws. A tryhard with this episode in general; just a sustained "creative" shitpost. But in regards to any regrets I have about this, what I have written, I have written.
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>>4836384
>Pat Casey. Pat the Drone. Do it now.

>Try to assess the situation of what the FUCK just happened. See if any of our other work orders went through. Panicking is not good. Knowledge is power. Face the Fear. Build the Future.
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>>4836392
+1
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>>4836392
+1
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>To be quite honest, I was acting like a tryhard with the format screws. A tryhard with this episode in general; just a sustained "creative" shitpost. But in regards to any regrets I have about this, what I have written, I have written.
Well, at the very least, we only lost one employee(?) and understand more about the anomaly. Nothing to really bug you about besides apologizing for panicking.
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>>4836384
>I JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
Is this an /a/ SnK/AoT reference?
>pain stops
Nice
>numbness, the near total loss of feeling
Nice?
>anomaly stops swaying in the invisible wind
Did we manage to one-up it from this?
>only thing that moves next are the cables wrapped around the remote
The anomaly doesn't seem to like that. I don't like that R's hand is now cables.
>screens of the anomaly slowly wink out, one by one
Fuck you
>That wonderful smiling face. It is gone for eternity - a small frown has taken its place.
We win, bitch
>anomaly recedes into the crack in the floor
Is it completely gone from our facility now?
>Your face seems to remain in place for a moment, frowning, serene
As if it would say "I couldn't get you, but that's okay."
>You were Rolle Roosevelt.
"were"
>sink into the tender respite of your dreams
I honestly thought EXIT would mean "R's soul exits her body." This sounds less like any death and more like a coma, which means we need a mind restoration dose again. Better make sure we end up with spare PRODUCT to spend on that at the end of the day.
><SIGNAL FOUND>
><RECONNECTING>
Back to our official protagonist
>hands are balled into fists
And they say no manager cares
And they say employees aren't missed
>Ben, Casey, and JEFF are here.
What the fuck is Ben doing here?
>The Medical Ward has been opened.
We'd never be able to officially "open" the department as long as the anomaly was there in the lobby, free to act unaccounted for. We were always meant to take on the anomaly one way or another
>You are very stressed out
What would Ayin do?
>acting like a tryhard with the format screws
It was unique and out of nowhere, but it made up for it with puzzle-solving intensity. Any further and it would have overstayed its welcome, and some might say it already had.
>a sustained "creative" shitpost
Isn't that what quests are?
>what I have written, I have written.
Then no need for regrets, plain and simple
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>>4836409
>>4836421
I would vote, but I wanted to ask first. You guys sure you wanna pat Casey here? In front of BEN? Why no remaining still and breathing, and why no scream?
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>>4836902
>Any further and it would have overstayed its welcome, and some might say it already had.
Honestly, I think this was the perfect length. I think if we spent more than a day or two on it, I would've snapped from our indecisiveness.
>What the fuck is Ben doing here?
I can only assume that Casey wanted to check up on us because she's a drone who looks up to authority and we're the top dog.

>>4836904
We must pet the drone. Casey is the emotional support drone. Touching someone and making sure we're actually in reality, in our own body and own mind, and not being fucked with by an abnormality will keep us grounded. We just spend god knows how long in the perspective of another person and felt them dying/entering a coma/???.
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>>4836908
addition: he probably followed her in. That's what I assume. Or she let him in. We were kinda busy being...ya know. Fucked with.
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>>4836908
>>4836912
Sure, why not

>>4836384
Backing >>4836392
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>>4836904
Well, pet, embrace in desperation, anything really. It's true that just petting may be underwhelming, I would rather see myself grabbing her arm or such out of relief, but... Alternatively, we can do the same thing to Ben.
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>>4836915
Who's to say we can't do that to Ben right afterward?
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>>4836392
>>4836915
>>4836916
Ya know what, small addition
>Grab Ben's arm after making sure Casey is, in fact, the cute little sunshine orb she is.
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>>4836384
Yeah, this >>4836917 too
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>>4836392
>>4836409
>>4836421
>>4836908
>>4836913
>>4836915
>>4836916
>>4836917
>>4836920
>Pat Casey. Pat the Drone. Do it now.
>Grab Ben's arm after making sure Casey is, in fact, the cute little sunshine orb she is.

You stand up. Ben flinches. Casey looks up.

Looming over the two, you reach over...

And begin to pat Casey on the head. A warm feeling suffuses out of the cold chambers of your heart, and threatens to bring a smile to your face.

"MMmMmm~" Oh my God. So cute!

Thankfully, her eyes are closed. So you permit yourself to show a grand old smile.

Ben takes a giant step back, while JEFF buzzes in his little console.

"Human maggot, please give us a warning when you do that. Please."

"Like a goddamn sewer gator..."

>"O-okay. I'm satisfied. What the hell happened?"

You sit back down and continue to pet Casey (thanks to your freakish height).

"A-and how did you get in here Ben?"

"Well, I didn't mean to come in at the beginning." Ben yawns. He looks both annoyed and struggling to stay awake. "But uh, Casey has been following all day and all of last night. I really can't shake her off of me. Because-"

"'Never let him out of your sight!' That's exactly what you said, isn't it Mister Overseer?" Casey beams.

"Exactly."

"Oh! Overseer! Ben wanted to take a look at your console while you were busy staring to the other screen." JEFF smugly states like the little snitch he is.

Ben shoots the assistant a dirty glare.

"Access. Denied. ASSHOLE!" JEFF says in his synthesized voice.

"W-we are having a talk about your behavior later, Benjamin." Ben aside, you do feel better listening to this banter. Back to the usual business, and the usual suspects. "W-what was happening to me when I-I mean, Rolle was dealing with the anomaly?

"Ohhh. Consciousness shift?" JEFF surmises.

"Okay! I was just in the area again, so I just thought I could peep in and give Ben a little break from working so hard on the autosurgeon. So smart~"

"You were staring into a screen of pure static, Overseer. No matter how much we tried to break you free, you wouldn't leave the seat."

"I was observing the medical ward cameras as well, but I got such a headache trying to understand what was going on, so I had to look away." JEFF chimes in.

"I-I see... V-very dangerous indeed." Mental attack? Consciousness switch? Reality warping? Quite the repertoire of abilities.

"Because of that spectacle in the medical ward, a lot of energy was released. Wouldn't you say that that would be the telltale mark of an anomaly suppression? Food for thought." The eye smiles. "But in the end, the current amount of energy collected is enough to satisfy today's quota if it's refined."

"In addition, the anomaly currently in the ward is now inert. It does not seem to be moving at all."
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>>4837023

"Here is the work report generated from this Incident."

In Limbo acquired.

The Work Order on ERROR: FILE NOT FOUND is completed.
The Work Result was ???
Emotive Energy Count: +35/???
DTC Energy Count: +4
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???
Employee Morale: Neutral -> Distressed -> ERROR
Employee Aspects Revealed:
- Employee R – Venerable (Enable+, Entertainment+, VIOLENCE-)
- Employee R - Hypocrite (Foster-, Entertainment-, Deprivation+)
- Employee R - Former Radio Talk Show Hostess (Entertainment++, Knowledge of radio and acting)
- Employee R - A Struggler (Morale cannot dip below a minimum threshold. Employee can always act.)
Working Notes: N/A

"My eyes are already full after that display AND watching all the employees. You sent all of those work orders in a fugue state or something." The eye looks distressed.

"I feel a bit dizzy. Almost. Should we call it a day, Overseer?"
>Order a PRODUCTION work and end the day.
>Get the shortened account of the shift from Ben and Casey.
>Get the full report of the shift from JEFF.
>Write in.

Author's Note: In regards to the anomaly's behavior, it had absolutely HATED Rolle.
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>>4837025
>Get the full report of the shift from JEFF.
We will do NOTHING without that full report! We can decide afterward.
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>>4837025
>Get the full report of the shift from JEFF.
>Status of Employee R? Coma or deceased?
>Status of anomaly? It's still located where it was?
>Confirm with JEFF if he recorded any of that incident? Any audio to listen through? Any information at all for the files?
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>>4837023
>Ben flinches.
Eat shit Benjamin
>A warm feeling suffuses out of the cold chambers of your heart
>"MMmMmm~" Oh my God. So cute!
YES YES YES YES YES
>show a grand old smile
ゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴ...
>takes a giant step back
EAT SHIT BENJAMIN
>Like a goddamn sewer gator
King lizard, motherfucker
>continue to pet Casey (thanks to your freakish height)
Tall enough to pet our future cocksleeve without having to get up from the manager's chair. I don't think anybody in the entire building that we know of right now matches or surpasses Thirteen's sheer chad height
>following all day and all of last night
Wow we inadvertently ruined Ben's sleep because of Casey's orders. He probably deserves it
>"'Never let him out of your sight!' That's exactly what you said, isn't it Mister Overseer?" Casey beams.
Best girl
>wanted to take a look at your console while you were busy staring at the other screen
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck no
>like the little snitch he is
He's our little snitch, nobody else's
>Ben shoots the assistant a dirty glare.
>"Access. Denied. ASSHOLE!" JEFF says in his synthesized voice.
JEFF deserves something nice as well
>you do feel better listening to this banter
Feels good to be back into the swing of things
>just in the area again
This excuse again? When are we going to call Casey out on this?
>screen of pure static
We as the players got roped into the anomaly ordeal, so Thirteen also got roped into it. Interesting...
>you wouldn't leave the seat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lar0fNuBA1U
>got such a headache
It would make sense if JEFF is part biological inside, since he has parts that aren't immune to... whatever we went through
>Mental attack? Consciousness switch? Reality warping? Quite the repertoire of abilities.
Definitely a big danger. I wonder how that got into our facility, into the medical ward lobby, uncontained?
>anomaly suppression
Suppression of Black Mirror completed
>The eye smiles
I get what you mean, but that's one hell of a sentence
>enough to satisfy today's quota if it's refined
FUCK THE TARDINESS COMPLAINT, IT'S OUR FACILITY AND IT'S OUR GODDAMN ENERGY
>anomaly currently in the ward is now inert
But it's still here and not loose outside our facility. That's good
>>4837025
>In Limbo acquired
Sweet, new Epiphany gear
>ERROR: FILE NOT FOUND
That's clearly not its name
>The Work Result was ???
???
>Emotive Energy Count: +35/???
>DTC Energy Count: +4
I would have thought it would be all or majority DTC due to it being outside a proper containment chamber. This is superb
>Hypocrite
>Former Radio Talk Show Hostess
How fitting she was the one to take on the TV reflection alone
>Morale cannot dip below a minimum threshold. Employee can always act
That's a gigachad skill
>sent all of those work orders in a fugue state
But they did get sent, didn't they? Which means we have more to go over before we can decide to call it here for speedrun bonus, or continue and get tardy again
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>>4837025
>Author's Note: In regards to the anomaly's behavior, it had absolutely HATED Rolle.
How come? Is it okay for you to expand on that now, now that the whole ordeal is overcome?
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>>4837075
>Anomalies in medbay
The anomaly that Rolle encountered and the anomaly currently in medbay (In Limbo) are separate entities.
>Work orders
All previous work orders from the start of the shift were sent and performed by Thirteen. It is now hour 2.
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>>4837088
>The anomaly that Rolle encountered and the anomaly currently in medbay (In Limbo) are separate entities.
Oh fuck. So either
A. TV reflection anomaly became "In Limbo" and left Rolle in a coma or dead
or
B. TV reflection anomaly departed from the facility entirely, and caused Rolle to become "In Limbo"
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>>4837078
https://youtu.be/W8r-tXRLazs
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>>4837102
>And now we meet in an abandoned studio
>We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
>We can't rewind, we've gone too far
Hmmmm
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>>4837025
>Get the full report of the shift from JEFF.
Better know all that happened before making any final choices on PRODUCTION or whatever
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>>4837069
Also what this one said.
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While Thirteen recovers from being affected by vile TV anomaly magick, we should probably discuss who we should start sending into PRODUCTION. That will happen, even if we do another hour or two, or right after we know what just happened.

Liability
>Jun. Only thing we know about him is that he's meek, unsteady, and overall a baby. Maybe if he was a cute drone we would let him be but otherwise, he's probably the one
>A is starting to look like a liability since of that Crushed Spirit thing. Not sure how well that's going to go down in the future.

Would not miss
>Gerald is boring. Pretty sure he doesn't have anything noteworthy. He's kinda a baseline character I imagine.

Should not send in
>Casey. Did you know that overseers who own a personal emotional support Drone are 10% more efficient? In all seriousness, department head, bonuses.
>Ed. He has really good bonuses and he can play the bastard piano.
>Kredit and/or Lotta. +Interaction Results is way too good to give up

Any objections/additions you want to ad to any of these lists, anons?
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>>4838140
Well, Ben can be useful, so can Me.Therapist... I like the two twins, so I feel like we should keep them too. Otherwise, I don't really have any ideas.
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>>4832458
>>4832690
>>4837041
>>4837167
>>4837170
>>4837069

"Shall we begin? Here's how it went." JEFF begins to access the recorded footage and message logs...

You started off with PDA messages first.

>PDA Employee F (once she is awake) to ask her how she is doing, and if anybody gave her any recap on recent events while she was out of commission. If nobody did, tell her to go seek out somebody awake and not busy to be informed and caught up.

You take a look through the camera and see Employee F slowly getting out of bed.

DM - Employee F

nameless13: Salutations Francine.
nameless13: Have you been eating well?
nameless13: Has anyone told you what happened over the last two shifts?

She went back to sleep afterwards. There's still no responses from the woman. Should I garnish her wages?

N-not yet.


Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee F - Deep Sleeping (Mental Protection+, Faster sleep recovery, Harder to wake up from all sources of rest)

>PDA N and O about that hole, was it there before when Ed and N had gone into the second floor the other day, what caused it, any further information? (this should be done BEFORE assigning them to any work).

DM - Employee N

nameless13: Nathan, what did you and O find in that hole? Where did it come from? Was it there when you and Ed were down there?
nathanN: Hey boss.
nathanN: Nothing so far.
nathanN: Me and Ozzy removed the rest of the metal paneling to get in. Too a little look see, nothing inside. Very cramped space, relatively clean.
nathanN: Funny thing is, I swear that the hole was made from the inside of the space.
nathanN: No trace of tools or the blokes with them though.
nathanN: As for when it appeared, the hole certainly wasn't there yesterday.
nathanN: Then again, we could have missed it during body cleanup duty. Hard work, small detail.
nathanN: Real doozy, that's what it is.
nathanN: Also, it smelled like sweat and piss in there. Real dank.

I'm not sure what to make of this either. You guys can figure it out. We pay you to think, don't we?

I saw another hole at the end of the hall, by the elevator. The walls are lot thicker there, so we couldn't enter it directly. From what I saw, it's definitely too small for a person to fit inside. Another strange occurrence is that there have been really loud noises from the ventilation system. More frequent as of late.

I didn't notice anything. Oh well~

Hmmm.


1/???
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>Order P and Q to clean up the second floor. Bit too much blood, need this place cleaned up.

DM - Employee P

nameless13: Salutations. Please clean up on the second floor. Tell employee Q to help you out.
phillipP: Boss?
phillipP: It's not my shift.
phillipP: Haven't you heard about the employee rotations? Cleaning should be finished by Kredit, Lotta, and Moni at this point in time.
phillipP: Hello?

E-employee rotations?

It was my idea, sir. The facility we woke up to was a bit of a mess, to put it lightly. Everyone was helping to clean up the first floor on the first day, until it seemed decent enough. Ed and Nathan disposed of all the bodies on the second floor on the second day. I organized a few rotations of employees to finish cleaning both floors. There was a lot of garbage and such, but I can tell you what inventory we have when the day's over.

S-so the papers I saw in the employee break room..?

I sorted through most of those. A lot of assorted documents: PRODUCTION export reports, messages from previous facility Overseers, tax forms, medical notes. Again, we can go into the details later. It's stranger than you think.


>Tell J and H to investigate the abandoned work places on Floor 1. I think it was Floor 1. J can go back to momm- I mean playing card games later. Tell them to get any important looking documents and useful furniture like filing cabinets and such.

DM - Employee J

nameless13: Jun, do you see any papers where you are?
junJ: What?
junJ: I dunno about any papers, man.
junJ: Ask Ben, he can probably tell you everything.

Later.

F-fine.


>Tell the three chucklefuck brothers to stop fucking around and actually take care of the vending machine. In case that's the only source of booze, I rather not have them play tag with it all day.

DM - Employee K
nameless13: Please do not damage the vending machines. They are important to employee morale and we cannot do without them.
kreditK: YEAH WE'RE DOING THAT RETARD
kreditK: FUCKING M COMPANY
kreditK: VENDING MACHINES AND SHIT

Combining their strength, Employees L and M manage to topple over the vending machine.

Right on top of Employee K.

K: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-
L: JESUS CHRIST!
M: KREDIT!

"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!" JEFF cackles.

Don't worry, I informed Casey about the Three Stooges' medical emergency. It wasn't as bad as it looks. His legs are ok.

H-his legs are ok?

His legs are a-okay!

His legs are ok. I checked.

H-his legs- okay. I got it.


2/???
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>>4838640

On with the show! Here are the anomaly works.

>Enable Final Flash of Existence with Employee G. Tell him to grab a spare blood bucket and to slide it over to it to make sure it's calmed down and hopefully won't try ripping our spines out for shooting it earlier. Also probably easier to talk to it if it's appeased.

Employee G enters Containment Cell C, carrying a bucket.

Something is breathing quietly in the corner. It is lying down, almost in a fetal position.
G: Anomaly. Here is your food.
There is no response.
Employee G slides the bucket further into the room with his foot.
There is still no reaction.
What sort of things will human beings do out of love?
Employee G exits the containment cell.
ANOMALY: Sorry...

This one was really boring. I guess getting shot really hurts. Guns sure are scary, but cool!

Ed told us three to keep quiet about the gun. I can see why. Makes me uneasy to have more people knowing where there's a gun and who has one. I'll make sure later that Jun hasn't blabbed about it...

You shouldn't let unauthorized employees have weapons, Overseer. Having a monopoly on violence allows you to control the market demand for it~

Err... okay Boss?


>Deprive Occupied! Do Not Enter with O. Order him to basically question and berate him over his decision to lock himself in the execution chamber. Basically making it seem like Yohan was an idiot for doing so.

Employee O whistles as he gets his work order, and strides into the containment cell with a smirk on his face.

O: Oi! Hey buddy! Buddy!
ANOMALY: ...
An absolutely unbreakable barrier, physically. Mentally...
The anomaly seems to quiver.
O: Thought that the others were going at this the wrong way.
O: Let's see some answers huh?
Employee O strides up and knocks on the anomaly.
The stream of viscera increases substantially.
O: What's the real reason you've locked yourself up in there?
O: The reason you gave to Ben smells like a crock of shit. Stole that from a book or something? Scared of something?
O: I bet your name isn't even Yohan, eh?
O: Hello?
There is a long pause, filled by the sound of a leaking sea of gore.
O: Gee.
Employee O kicks at Occupied! several times before exiting the containment cell.

That was a bit rude, don't you think? We need more buckets in there...

Worse than A.

Don't be so judgemental Ben. Aggressive people just need to be accommodated by their workspace~


>Foster the Red Connection with Employee T. No explicit orders, I just want to see how he ticks.

Employee T walks into the containment cell. He's wearing sunglasses indoors, and he looks like a guy who would do that sort of thing.

T:Pronto.
ANOMALY: Hello sir. We've been meaning to get in touch with you about potential-
Employee T slams the reciever onto the phone with a disgusted sigh.
Employee T leaves the containment cell without looking back.

Anticlimatic, but understandable.
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>Entertain the Crook with Employee N. Ask it how it's going. Ask it what kind of booze it likes. Tell N to wear the M.A.D World googles while in the containment cell to protect him in the case of accidental/purposeful discharge of the gun.

Employee N places the goggles on his head with an intense expression. He blows on his hands and enters the containment cell.

N: Err...
The anomaly is still on the ground.
N: Rise and shine, buddy?
The anomaly pushes himself upright, crosses his legs, and struggles to maintain composure.
ANOMALY: Whaaaat tha' fook kinda droonk taahnk ich- *hic*
The anomaly attempts to stand up but stumbles and falls over.
N: Now this is just sad.
ANOMALY: Baathrooooom.
N: Eh?
N: Ah, dammit. You didn't have to.
N: That's bloody disgusting.
Employee N gingerly approaches the drunk before grabbing and dragging him out of the containment cell by the arm.

A siren blares throughout the facility for a moment, but quickly stops.

That was the containment breach alarm. I turned it off because he's fucking worthless.

I-I see. W-where is the anomaly now?

I think he's in the dormitory showers. His clothes are in the laundry bin.

...

Oh, Nathan went in. I just heard the anomaly start shouting about falling over.

...


"And that finishes my report. Phew. I'm tired of talking."

"V-very good. Thank you JEFF."
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>>4838701

The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +1/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Appeased
Employee Morale: Neutral
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee G - Clinical (Foster+, Enable+, Energy Collection+)
Working Notes - Employee G:
- Anomaly is currently very docile.
- Possibly recuperating.
- Work called for cleaning, but cell does not have noticeable stains.
- No reaction for now.

The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +10/15
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Stressed
Employee Morale: Neutral -> Amused
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee O - Belligerent (Foster+, Entertainment-, Deprivation++)
Working Notes - Employee O:
- Dumbass kid.
- Thanks for that session.
- Hard shell. Took a lot of kicks, just like A said.

The Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.
The Work Result was bad.
Emotive Energy Count: +1/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???
Employee Morale: Neutral -> Annoyed.
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee T - Former Telemarketer (Entertain+, Deprivation+)
Working Notes - Employee T:
- These guys can't just fuck off already?

The Work Order on The Crook is completed.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +3/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Hungover
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee N - Direct (Deprivation+, Energy Collection+)
Working Notes - Employee N:
- Fucker pissed himself.
- Nevermind that his head's a gun, it's going to be hard working with someone if he's completely drunk all the time.
- How does he even drink without a mouth???
- Babysitting him now.

QUOTA: 0/10 PRODUCT Exported
HOUR 2, SHIFT 3
E-Energy: 52 units, 0 units/hour
DTC-ENERGY: 5 unit

WORK ORDERS [1 Hour Each]
>Anomalies: The Red Connection (Cell A), Occupied! Do Not Enter! (Cell A), Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher (Cell B), Final Flash of Existence (Cell C), The Crook (Cell D)
>???: In Limbo (Medbay)
>Facility: PRODUCTION room, Elevator to the 3nd floor, Core Maintenance
>Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)

EQUIPMENT AND EPIPHANIES
>M.A.D World (Gear-type EPIPHANY, +Physical Protection, -Mental Protection, unassigned)
>Fire Ax (Mundane Weapon, +2 VIOLENCE die, assigned to Employee A by Employee A)
>??? (???, assigned to In Limbo)

CONSOLE COMMANDS
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)
>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)
>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)
>Message an Employee's PDA. (Write in.)
>Edit Employee access permissions. (Write in.)
>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)
>Skip XX hours of the workday.
>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)

>Write in.
Update is done, but I started at a bad time and wanted it out. There's probably an error or three. Nuts.
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>>4838712
Employee N:
Employee Morale: Neutral -> Slightly Annoyed
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>>4838715
>Status of Employee R? Coma or deceased?
>Status of anomaly? It's still located where it was?
>Confirm with JEFF if he recorded any of that incident? Any audio to listen through? Any information at all for the files?

"J-JEFF, where is Rolle right now? Is she still alive?"

"Currently, that employee has not been marked as deceased..." The camera switches to the medical ward's lobby.

On the ground, there is something that resembles a cocoon of cables, a lying body covered with-

The camera abruptly switches.

"Ugh. I can't look at it for long. I'm starting to feel very ill. Can't you just send someone else to confirm what it looks like?"

You and Ben rub your respective faces in response. As usual, JEFF.
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>>4838712
Nevermind about throwing G into the mess, having +Energy Collection is good.

Alright, since JEFF is probably going to blow a gasket soon, let's just do some very quick finishing up and then we can make some PRODUCT.
>Enable on Occupied! Do Not Enter! with Employee E. Orders to make as little noise as possible while cleaning up since Occupied! is probably going to blow a gasket if it's triggered anymore.
>Entertain on Final Flash of Existence with Employee M. Order them to talk to it and to try getting any information we can out of it. Names, reasons it does stuff, etc.
>Entertain the Red Connection with Employee I. Orders to wear the goggles (M.A.D WORLD) while doing so and to not remove them until they leave the cell.
>Get et someone to check on R. Anyone, so the two employees we haven't really seen anything from (S and Q) if they're available. Otherwise, the apeshit gang (Ben and Casey) will do it.
>Write down what we just experienced and the latest round of new interactions. Check to see if the system automatically added the classification system onto the files or if it has to be done manually.
>Send...J into PRODUCTION with 39 Energy. 10 to reach the Quota, 3 for leftover FUN

I think after this, we should be done.
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>>4838768
edit to the Entertain Final Flash thing
>Frame it as you just wanting to know it better. Just try to be friendly.
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>>4838768
Small edits
to the Entertain Final Flash thing
>Frame it as you just wanting to know it better. Just try to be friendly.
to the Entertain the Red Connection thing
>Pick up the phone, obviously, but to try getting a name from the caller if possible.
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>>4838768
>>4838795
Before I back this, shouldn't we also play the piano?
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Reminder
>INSTINCT. Rationalizes PRODUCTION machinery to have a new rate of 2 E to 1 PRODUCT. (20 E, 3 PRODUCT) (Major Powers)
We have to rush this with all we got, so do the math when it comes to our energy for this shift right now. If we can, maybe do one more hour and try to hang up on Red Connection again to see if we can get the Epiphany gear.
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>>4839151
Hm. You know what, sure, fuck it.
>Foster Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher with Ed. Make him wear the M.A.D WORLD goggles to see how it protects him, if any. Tell him to, well, play it. But without bringing any sheet music.
>Employee G will take over cleaning up Occupied. Same orders, stay as quiet as possible so that Occupied! Do Not Enter! doesn't have a shitfit.
Employee I is still going to call the phone but we have to do the M.A.D WORLD test with it later.

>>4839155
I mean, I could make Employee I try hanging up on the phone. Would that be Deprivation? Or would Deprivation be like trying to deprive the nuke (i.e pointless)? Also, we will have 13 Energy when we put 39 Energy in. Just playing the piano by itself with Ed should be enough to get that sweet energy.
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>>4838613
>Salutations
Is he going to do this from now on? Is it tied to his rediscovered Upper Clerk background?
>Have you been eating well?
Standard Gut Gatherer greeting
>Deep Sleeping (Mental Protection+, Faster sleep recovery, Harder to wake up from all sources of rest)
Sleepy and creepy long-haired violent asian girl, even better than I expected. The violence positive and increased mental protection means she can use the goggles a lot better than A can.
>Very cramped
Not from a human-sized thing
>relatively clean
They cleaned up after themselves? Why bother?
>made from the inside of the space
Did they spawn inside the facility walls, or did they get there from somewhere else externally?
>No trace of tools or the blokes with them though
And are they still inside our building?
>smelled like sweat and piss in there. Real dank
How long were they in there for?
>another hole at the end of the hall, by the elevator
Are there two of these things, or is one hole an entry and the other is an exit?
>really loud noises from the ventilation system. More frequent as of late.
Are we getting stealth raided or some shit?
Can't JEFF go through all the relevant camera footage by himself? He's an AI, he has the power and time to do so. He might stop whatever gremlin or worm or being made those holes

>>4838640
>Haven't you heard about the employee rotations?
The what now?
>It was my idea
Ben is trying real hard to be Overseer 2.0 isn't he?
>assorted documents: PRODUCTION export reports, messages from previous facility Overseers, tax forms, medical notes
Those are all from the office spaces on the first floor, and maybe anything from second floor we didn't get to think or vote about searching/salvaging. He fucking one-upped us offscreen. Goddamn
>Ask Ben, he can probably tell you everything.
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>YEAH WE'RE DOING THAT RETARD
Nice way to respond to your boss
>FUCKING M COMPANY
The vending machine was Discount Dan's though; are Discount Dan directly related to M-Company despite not sharing a catalog?
>His legs are ok.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECEz3a4GErE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0vJzxtPcYc

>>4838681
>What sort of things will human beings do out of love?
Shut the fuck up shadow rapist
>people knowing where there's a gun and who has one
Strange after playing Lobotomy Corp where every pathetic clerk has a gun for ending their miserable existences with whenever they panic even a little
>Having a monopoly on violence allows you to control the market demand for it~
Ah right, MURDERCHANNEL exists. When are we going to do stuff with that?
>a smirk on his face
Employee O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYSemWsdqjM
>accommodated by their workspace~
I bet Casey will do just fine "accommodating" Thirteen
>sunglasses indoors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2LTL8KgKv8
>slams the reciever
We going to go for the HANG UP Epiphany hint after this or what?
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>>4839171
>We going to go for the HANG UP Epiphany hint after this or what?
You know, that does raise a question. Are the two Epiphanies mutually exclusive? The only one we've had so far is the nuke (which only had one) but I'm not sure if we can get both.
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>>4838701
>Rise and shine, buddy?
We're gonna have none of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll08ktN6Y24 you hear me?
>turned it off because he's fucking worthless
Better than a dumb bird that pecks people all the time
>he's in the dormitory showers
I could say some things about how having to throw a man with a gun for a head into the fucking shower after he drunkenly pissed himself is way more than anything in Lobotomy Corp could ever be, but I can't

>>4838712
>Employee G - Clinical (Foster+, Enable+, Energy Collection+)
Thanks to "Energy Collection+," G is not fodder anymore
>Employee O - Belligerent (Foster+, Entertainment-, Deprivation++)
He's our fat Italian guy for bullying the fuck out of something
>Employee T - Former Telemarketer (Entertain+, Deprivation+)
No wonder he got triggered the moment he got that call on the phone. Shame we didn't get to hear what it was about. If it was something about warfare or related, that would make the theory hold more water. If it was something related directly to Employee T, then it might be a case of the TV anomaly somehow where the person picking up the phone affects the call itself.
>Employee N - Direct (Deprivation+, Energy Collection+)
Even more "Energy Collection+", nice
>How does he even drink without a mouth???
He pours it into the gun's muzzle and absorbs it that way?
>Update is done, but I started at a bad time and wanted it out. There's probably an error or three. Nuts.
It's okay, don't forget to take a rest
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>>4838729
>not been marked as deceased
There's still hope
>cocoon of cables, a lying body covered with-
So Rolle is now "In Limbo." I wonder what sort of metamorphosis they're going through in there
>starting to feel very ill
Damn, this shit is getting to JEFF
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>>4838712
Backing these
>>4838768
>>4838795
>>4839161
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>>4839161
What does the anomaly want? It wants to be picked up on and listened. Deprivation would be picking up the call but talking over the person on the other end and making THEM be the one listening, then hanging up rudely. Turning the tables back on it, basically. Deprivation/Repression is not only a form of torture, but a denial of the needs and desires of the thing in question.

>>4839174
We've been picking up the phone and answering almost every time. I don't know where we're going wrong with that, that we haven't got the Epiphany for PICK UP yet.
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>>4839199
Either it requires a LOT of listening or PICK UP has some other connotation we're missing. Maybe it's less so just constantly picking up the phone and moreso...wanting a true connection. Truly bonding with the person on the other line instead of just listening. Or maybe that's a crock of shit. I dunno. Also your suggestion for Deprivation sounds...interesting. I think we should try doing more direct denial of needs and desires and less "haha smug A steps on anomaly's face".

>>4839193
Along with all of these, we're changing I's orders to
>Deprive the Red Connection. Orders to pick up the phone and start loudly talking about yourself and how you're feeling before having up.
Just for the hell of it.
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>>4839199
Either it requires a LOT of listening or PICK UP has some other connotation we're missing. Maybe it's less so just constantly picking up the phone and moreso...wanting a true connection. Truly bonding with the person on the other line instead of just listening. Or maybe that's a crock of shit. I dunno. Also your suggestion for Deprivation sounds...interesting. I think we should try doing more direct denial of needs and desires and less "haha smug A steps on anomaly's face".

>>4839193
Along with all of these, we're changing I's orders to
>Deprive the Red Connection. Orders to pick up the phone and start loudly talking about yourself and how you're feeling before hanging up rudely.
Just for the hell of it.
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>>4838712
Do what >>4839204 said about specifically changing the Red Connection work order from >>4838768 >>4838795 to that Deprive work
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>>4839204
>requires a LOT of listening
It's a fucking ZAYIN bro, it shouldn't be this hard to get its gear
>PICK UP has some other connotation we're missing
Less "picking up" the phone and more "picking up" on what's being said?
>wanting a true connection. Truly bonding with the person on the other line instead of just listening
Sounds nice, except in every work we've done on it so far, there's been no space to respond much or ask questions. The person on the other end just talks a lot, then hangs up on their own.
>your suggestion for Deprivation sounds...interesting
Reminds me of those talks in past LC/LoR threads on /v/ and /vst/, about what exactly each work on any abnormality constitutes, as well as going off the work pop-up text. As a friend of mine once said:

"Repression work is designed to make the abnormality feel uncomfortable (in our sense of the word). It represses the instincts and cognitive abilities in the abno and makes them incapable of forming complex relations with employees. It's probably why it's most common on machines; because they can be reprogrammed and stopped from performing their coded abilities, but it works on living creatures too to a more natural extent."

Here, taken directly from Lobotomy Corp's game text files. Keep in mind this is from the original latest version before the official translation was distributed:

Repression
<text id="WorkProcess_P_0">Upgrade Qliphoth Deterrence</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_1">Delete Memories</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_2">Evict Consciousness</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_3">Suppress Abstraction</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_4">Suppress Neurosis</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_5">Suppress Regression</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_6">Perform Secondary Suppression</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_7">Perform Eradication of Desire</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_8">Evict Impulsive Behavior</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_9">Suppress Instinct Routines</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_10">Disrupt Attachment</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_11">Dualize Desires</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_12">Erase Impulsive Circuits</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_13">Suppress Death Drive</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_14">Terminate Desires</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_15">Imprint Superego</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_16">Accelerate Energy Polarity</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_17">Suppress Core</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_18">Map Neural Network</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_19">Neutralize Biotoxin</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_20">Treat Hysteria</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_21">Disassemble Complex Concepts</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_22">Evict Symbolism</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_23">Break Recursive Chains</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_24">Differentiate Libido</text>
<text id="WorkProcess_P_25">Accelerate Single-Point Regression</text>
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>>4839223
Think about all of the talks we've had with the phone. Aside from the cut off T one and anything that's just gurgling/screaming, it's usually connected to war in some way. Maybe if we work on that angle with our calls and try actually having a conversation instead of the anomaly screeching at us, we might be able to do something

The next work order we do on it (probably next shift), we should probably tell the person on the other line that if they need a friend, we'll be here for them. That whoever is there doesn't have to feel alone when we're around. That we're always there for them, no matter what. Maybe that'll do something?
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>>4839235
I'll consider this shift a success if we can buy INSTINCT asap. It's mandatory.
Here's some stuff I was thinking. Feel free to give me your take on things.

>Red Connection
Have we tried Deprive work by cutting the phone cord, or otherwise abusing it by messing up the buttons and other mechanical parts? The phone was allegedly supposed to be recovered from a burned-out building. Could trying Deprive work to burn the phone have a result?
I'm not sure if your idea for being positive towards the other end will be good or not. Whoever does that needs to be talkative and relaxing. I say Employee M/Moni can handle that; groovy bro can supply that chill for whoever
>Occupied!
Entertain, Enable/Collection, Entertain for EMPATHY route and cleaning up after him all in one shift repeatedly, back to back. That, and ignoring being over the 15 max energy limit, seems like the only way we have to move forward with trying to get the gear. We've kept our interactions at half measures, never going all the way with one approach or the other. That has to change if we're to see any real progress.
For MOCKERY route, it should be Deprive, Foster/Collection, Deprive. Bully, invade personal space, make him regret ever putting himself in an iron maiden like a retard, throw societal judgement at him, harvest the released blood and viscera while telling him he's still just a tool for society, attempt to breach the iron maiden, and so on. Give him no peace.
>Final Flash
At some point repeatedly breaching Final Flash and having employees kick his ass might be a valid way to farm DTC energy
Sending a male good with Deprive work and wearing the goggles, to bully and shittalk it for wanting women and physical contact, being a creep, and other demeaning things.
Alternatively, doing something crazy, like sending a violent girl good with deprivation into Final Flash and letting her have her way with him. He wants to get handsy with a girl and get no resistance? Very rapey? Turn his desires back on him. Employee F is the best girl for this.
We need this next Entertain work on him to provide us with enough information for future works. We still know little about Final Flash.
>Rigorous Lessons
Deprive this fucker shift start to avoid energy drain. Use somebody that resists being taught. Hates music. Teaches it a physical lesson. Tells it forcing people to learn is wrong. Tells it there's more to life than music. Blasts dubstep or trap or garbage commercialized "music" at it. Tells it classical is dead. Tells it it's a piano, it's a tool for humans not the other way around. Make the teacher obey the student, make the student become the master.
Enable work to bring in curtains, carpets, music-related objects and furniture, chairs, learning material.
Foster work to directly clean it up. Wood polish and other wood maintenance supplies. Dust it off, clean the keys. Check the piano wires. Other piano maintenance things we should look up for later.
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>>4839288
>Red Connection
I'm not sure I like the idea of wantonly trying to DESTROY it. I know that anomalies tend to be very hard if not impossible to destroy but maybe some SCP part of my brain wants to avoid outright wanting to destroy it. Also fair enough but I still feel like appealing to wanting to be a friend is good.
>Occupied!
I think the 15 max energy limit doesn't prevent us from interacting with it and moreso just stops us from getting any useful energy or interaction out of it. I do like the ideas for those routes and I feel like, at least, we should try EMPATHY first. If only because I feel pity for the thing. So you know.
>Final Flash
God, that first line sounds like something that Angela would do. And has done. Regardless, I feel like that "What sort of things will human beings do out of love?" is some sort of hint to what we should do to the anomaly. I feel like entertaining might lead us to somewhere if we keep it in a daze of being appeased. I won't have much to comment on until we know more about how it thinks. I still want to be careful about breaches.
>Rigorous Lessons
Smart idea to do it at the start of the shift for depriving since the anomaly is the first spiteful one we have met. I don't think Depriving it will do much of anything besides royally pissing it off but it can't hurt to try. Or it might kill the person shit talking. That's probably going to happen with one of these anomalies that isn't a vengeful TV. I think Enabling and Fostering will probably be the best results.
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>>4839288
Woke up. The Work Result on the Thread was good as usual.

>kept her head cool during a nuke disarmament attempt, sleeps in a lot
>violent pervert and molester of anomalies
W-where did that come from, anon? You aren't one of those scary pervert people too, aren't you???
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>>4839328
Hey, you never know some people. Who knows how the coworkers you see daily are really like?
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>>4839339
I mean, I doubt it's anywhere near as bad as A's thigh fetish or whatever.
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I'd rather not deprive Occupied! Do Not Enter if we can help it honestly. Likewise, I feel like Rigorous Lessons would have too much a strong personality to get a very good result out of depriving it.
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>>4839401
What's your take on all this?
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>>4839424
I don't really have anything to add, I'm a little busy + on my phone. I'll be able to go into more detail later but other than what I said I don't see anything wrong
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You know, besides INSTINCT (which we must get no matter what. It is simply too good in the long term), what else do you think would be a good thing to get, Analysis Anon?
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>>4839483
I'll be at work all day, so I will not be able to reply but I will be able to read.
Hiring a new employee, Employee V, might be important soon. One of us is most likely gonna die soon, and a replacement will be in order. Aqueduct Manipulator deals with welding apart and fixing pipes along with displaying their contents. We have a fuckton of pipes in our facility- and don't forget the repeated mentions of noises in there and those weird holes made by something coming out of the walls. It costs 1 PRODUCT, but it could be worth the price and more.
Basically
>INSTINCT (20 E, 3 PRODUCT)
>AQUEDUCT MANIPULATOR (1 PRODUCT)
>Hire an employee (1 E)
That's all I got right now. We've yet to see what new stuff we'll have available at the end of this day, and if B-Company will send us their catalog of guns to purchase from.
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>>4839535
Fair enough. I just wanted to know before passing the fuck out, ya know?
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>>4839543
You don't have to rely on me for everything. You're a voter too, same as the other anons we've had in the thread. You guys matter too. Don't let me do all the work, please.
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>>4839548
Fair enough but I still like hearing from other people for advice. Frankly, I really only care about the INSTINCT thing. Everything after that is a bonus.
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>>4839548
I wouldn't dare, wwwww
But yeah, I think we should also get the thing to look into the pipe system. Let's see what we have in the catalog later.
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I'll be out for the day. Take a rest, finish your work, and take it easy. Reply to this message with your final plan, and only your final plan, when you have the idea. There's a lot of discussion so continue to do that, then I'll take the general consensus on each work order. (Ex. Anon A and B say X on Occupied, C says Y on Occupied, I'll take X on Occupied.) Good luck.
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>>4839628
My final work plan is as so
>Enable Occupied! Do Not Enter! with Employee G. Orders to make as little noise as possible while cleaning up since Occupied! is probably going to blow a gasket if it's triggered anymore.
>Entertain Final Flash of Existence with Employee M. Order them to talk to it and to try getting any information we can out of it. Names, reasons it does stuff, etc. Just try to act friendly and like you want to know him better.
>Deprive the Red Connection with Employee I. Orders to pick up the phone and to not let the person on the other side get a word in. Ramble about yourself and how you're doing before hanging up rudely.
>Foster Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher with Ed. Orders to wear M.A.D WORLD for physical protection. Tell him to play the piano, of course, but with no sheet music. Maybe say "I'm ready for my lessons" before doing so.
>Get someone to check on R. Anyone, so the two employees we haven't really seen anything from (S and Q). Send over the apeshit gang as well (Casey and Ben) in case she's not dead. Tell Ben that we need to talk after the shift ends.
>Write down what we just experienced and the latest round of new interactions. Check to see if the system automatically added the classification system onto the files or if it has to be done manually.
>Send J into PRODUCTION with 39 Energy. 10 to reach the Quota, 3 for leftover FUN
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>>4839628
>Enable Occupied! Do Not Enter! with Employee G. Orders to make as little noise as possible while cleaning up since Occupied! is probably going to blow a gasket if it's triggered anymore.
>Entertain Final Flash of Existence with Employee M. Order them to talk to it and to try getting any information we can out of it. Names, reasons it does stuff, etc. Just try to act friendly and like you want to know him better.
>Deprive the Red Connection with Employee I. Orders to pick up the phone and to not let the person on the other side get a word in. Ramble about yourself and how you're doing before hanging up rudely.
>Foster Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher with Ed. Orders to wear M.A.D WORLD for physical protection. Tell him to play the piano, of course, but with no sheet music. Maybe say "I'm ready for my lessons" before doing so.
>Foster the Crook with Employee P. Tell him to grab some booze from the (hopefully) calmed down vending machine and give it to him. That should be fun.
>Get someone to check on R. Anyone, so the two employees we haven't really seen anything from (S and Q). Send over the apeshit gang as well (Casey and Ben) in case she's not dead. Tell Ben that we need to talk after the shift ends.
>Write down what we just experienced and the latest round of new interactions. Check to see if the system automatically added the classification system onto the files or if it has to be done manually.
>Send J into PRODUCTION with 39 Energy. 10 to reach the Quota, 3 for leftover FUN
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>>4839628
what >>4840326 said
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>>4843358
I would assume the QM is still sleeping right now. We're probably not going to hear anything for a couple of hours at least.
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>>4843391
That's okay, we're almost at 300 posts already. First thread had around 300. From now on, we need to have every single anomaly worked every hour to get the most energy out of a day. We have 6 of them total now including "In Limbo", and we know two of them (Occupied! and Rigorous Lessons) give us the most energy. I'm not sure if there's a way for Final Flash or Red Connection to give us more than 1-3 in containment. We've yet to see how much the Crook and "In Limbo" give us on average
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>>4843391
That's okay, we're almost at 300 posts already. First thread had around 300. From now on, we need to have every single anomaly worked every hour to get the most energy out of a day. We have 6 of them total now including "In Limbo", and we know two of them (Occupied! and Rigorous Lessons) give us the most energy. I'm not sure if there's a way for Final Flash or Red Connection to give us more than 1-3 in containment. We've yet to see how much the Crook and "In Limbo" give us on average. Paying up to have another containment chamber built on one of our floors WILL be necessary soon once the Agents return with anomalies to choose from. That, or we have at least one person go down to the third floor to see what beasts lurk there to murderize- though this can wait till we get a gun or weapon from B-Company's catalog at the end of this day, if we have enough energy for it.
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>>4843408
Actually, there was one occasion where Red Connection gave a pretty hefty amount (well, more than 1-3 at least. It's at the very start of the thread) of energy and that was after U interacted with it and let them vent to 'em. Final Flash has been given out so little energy because we're doing subpar stuff with them (Enabling when there's nothing to clean, Depriving it just makes it pissy and screech. When we Fostered it and woke it up, it gave 5 energy.)
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You know, I'm kinda scared of Crook in several ways now that I'm thinking about it. Maybe it's because it was just given to us for free and the fact it has a gun for a head but it frankly scares me.

I know that fucking thing is going to blow someone's head clean off. Also, we should probably decide who to assign to Medical Department to get cute drone waifu's bonus (since she is assigned to that department). Ben is a no-brainer but I'm not sure who else. That and how many SHOULD be assign? We're probably going to do this next shift since we already put out our final plan:tm:
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>>4843530
Well, we could probably have U there... Therapy is an important part of medical departments. I think Crook could be okay, provided we don't let him get piss drunk and violent. I don't really think he's the violent drunk type anyways...
Unrelated, but I do believe that we should try and always be on Occupied! Do Not Enter!'s good side. Our man Yoann will probably be more willing to share his item with us if we're mostly letting him live his life, rather than if we bully him. We've yet to see any anomaly that's not Final Flash break containment, but I get the feeling that if Occupied! isn't harmless, he'll be a huge pain to deal with...
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>>4843558
I mean, I assume Occupied! would need to be pressured after reaching peak overload in order to breech but the idea of fighting a dude who entered an execution chamber and hasn't died isn't on my priority list either, no. He is immortal and probably has major regenerative properties at this point.

Honestly, with Occupied!, as long as we keep him clean and don't bother him too much...it should be fine.
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>>4813232
>Drip drip drip every hour of the day! Drip! Drip! Drip!
>The remainder of the call devolves into bloody, incoherent ranting.
my feelings exactly on amongus drip
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WHERE IS THE UPDATE
IS MEMORIAL DAY DELAYING IT
I'M GOING INSANE
MANAGER, HELP MEEEEEEEEEE
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>>4844605
>"Manager, manager! Analysis Anon has panicked! Shouldn't we do something about it?"
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Sure.

Friday: family outing; Saturday: family outing; Sunday: crippling gas. Update in a few hours.
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>>4844637
Ah, fair enough. Family is really important.
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>>4841081
>Get someone to check on R. Anyone, so the two employees we haven't really seen anything from (S and Q). Send over the apeshit gang as well (Casey and Ben) in case she's not dead. Tell Ben that we need to talk after the shift ends.

DM - Employee Q
nameless13: Q, please enter the medical ward to check on Employee R. Exercise caution when encountering anomalous phenomena.
QQ: ▲
QQ: ▲ ▲

Huh?

You attempt to locate this rather erratic-behaving employee, but very quickly realize that he's not anywhere on the cameras. Huh?

"I wouldn't bother with Q," Ben comments. "He comes and goes,whenever and wherever he pleases. A was complaining about him creeping near the women's dorms earlier, but all he does is just write in that notebook of his. Harmless, but bizarre."

"Ah, what unreasonable behavior. We should send him in for Standardization sessions. 'Only for the most troublesome Employees,' of course~"

"We don't have those, Boss."

"Hmmm! Then we ought to, post haste!"

You contact Employee S instead.

DM - Employee S
nameless13: S, please enter the medical ward to check on Employee R. Exercise caution when encountering anomalous phenomena.
sundanceS: Yes, sir.
nameless13: And be sure to write up a work report. Document any behaviors or notable characteristics.
sundanceS: Yes, sir.

A better response overall.

Employee S seems rather well-groomed, a fact that gives you slight pause. That mustache... you feel an unstated challenge posed by its incredible style.

You watch him open the entrance to the medical lobby. He pauses at the doorway, then enters. A quick check shows him poking at In Limbo and otherwise unharmed. Inert, certainly.

"A-alright." You turn to the medical team and Ben. "A-as amusing as the peanut galley act is, the shift has not been concluded. Please return to the main floors, assist Employee S in helping Rol-Employee R, and be prepared for further work orders."

"Okay!" Casey salutes. "C'mon Ben! Let's get pumped!"

"A-and Ben." The junior Tooth pauses at the door, but does not turn around. The Drone look into Ben's face with a quizzical look. "W-we will talk later. You may go for now."

Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee Q - Weird (Foster+, Enable+, Entertainment--, Deprivation+)
Employee S - Laconic (Foster+, Deprivation+)
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>>4844681
>Enable Occupied! Do Not Enter! with Employee G. Orders to make as little noise as possible while cleaning up since Occupied! is probably going to blow a gasket if it's triggered anymore.

Employee G enters the containment cell, holding a mop and several buckets.

Employee G begins to clean the containment cell.
Employee G replaces the filled buckets with new ones.
Employee G continues to clean the containment cell.
Occupied!'s discharge flow begins to slow.
Employee G finishes cleaning.
Occupied!'s mutterings die down.
Employee G exits the containment cell.

Rather uneventful, but expected.

"I'm going to take a nap. I mean, run some automatic updates. Uh. Thank you, Windows, yeah. Good night." And JEFF leaves.

All alone again.

Maybe you should call Casey back...

Maybe...

>Entertain Final Flash of Existence with Employee M. Order him to talk to it and to try getting any information we can out of it. Names, reasons it does stuff, etc. Just try to act friendly and like you want to know him better.

Employee M steps away from his brother(s?) and exits the dorms. He snaps his fingers to a jazzy beat as he walks towards the containment cell.

Employee M enters the containment cell.
Employee M addresses the anomaly in the corner.
M: So how's it, Mister Dark Man?
ANOMALY: Hnnnngh...
M: That isn't your name of course.
M: You are a person yeah? You can talk, so you are and you must have a real name then. Can't call you something like "Dark Dude" all the time.
There is a pause.
ANOMALY: John... Smith...
M: John. Johnny. A perfectly normal name. That's alright.
M: John, how is it so dark in here?
ANOMALY: Made it so... hiding...
M: Is that so? Who are you hiding from?
ANOMALY: Police... looking for me...
M: Why are the Officers after you?
There is a pause.
ANOMALY: Kill her... escape...
ANOMALY: I didn't... want...
There is the sound of shuffling and heavy breathing.
M: You alright John?
Footsteps begin to walk along the far wall of the containment cell.
Employee M exits the containment cell before the anomaly circles around towards him.

This song and dance again. At least you know how to respond to this behavior.
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>>4844681
>Employee S seems rather well-groomed, a fact that gives you slight pause. That mustache... you feel an unstated challenge posed by its incredible style.

That much style is anomalous for one man
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>>4844681
>QQ
Q_Q
>QQ: ▲
>QQ: ▲ ▲
retard, it goes

▲ ▲
and it speaks volumes that the first response we ever get from this guy is him triforcing at the Overseer
>he's not anywhere on the cameras
Is he even located in our facility?
>comes and goes,whenever and wherever he pleases
Is he anomalous or is he simply disturbingly good at avoiding detection?
>that notebook of his
I'm glad he has a hobby and isn't a bastard
>Standardization sessions
What?
>Boss
Ben already calling Casey "Boss" even before we put him in Medical Department means he already knows we're planning to do that, or he's the type to call people above him "Boss." He didn't call us or anybody else that at any point in this entire quest so far, so it's the former
>sundanceS
Reminds me of that one cable TV channel with cool movies on it
>well-groomed, a fact that gives you slight pause
Seems that's his character tendency; the type to carry around a pocket comb anywhere and everywhere
>an unstated challenge posed by its incredible style
Is it just for Thirteen or for every man he meets? That raw style power... can Thirteen's sheer height and black longcoat and fearsome grin hope to match it one day?
>pauses at the doorway
The doorknob was a prop from the inside
>Inert, certainly
Inert from outside doesn't mean inert from inside. Remember the nuke
>return to the main floors
Yeah I'd rather not have Ben and Casey in our room all the time?
>helping Rol-Employee R
The TV reflection anomaly suppression has clearly had an impact on Thirteen, but he can still sleep it off by next shift
>does not turn around
>looks into Ben's face with a quizzical look
We should ask JEFF what Ben looked like when we stopped him. JEFF would have seen it then
>Weird
>Laconic
More employees with Foster up and Deprivation up. I'm not sure how skewed the ratios are as things stand

>>4844703
>replaces the filled buckets with new ones.
YES, MORE BLOOD
>Thank you, Windows
If you put it off long enough, Windows Update slows your PC and hampers your performance until you let it update, or so it seems
>All alone again
Sometimes, you need to take alone time as time to introspect and plan further with more clarity. Don't let isolation get to you
>Maybe you should call Casey back...
Maybe later...
>snaps his fingers to a jazzy beat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzJ-qhBf-_M
>John... Smith...
Keeping it generic
>Made it so... hiding...
Strong enough to blot out the cameras makes me wonder if it can block other people from "seeing" in other ways too, like night vision or whatever?
>Kill her... escape...
"A scream came from the apartments. There was a woman, guts torn wide open, and that fucking monster was still going at her."
>I didn't... want...
Still not enough info. What does Final Flash want, and why did he kill that girl?
>Footsteps begin to walk along the far wall of the containment cell.
Seems he's said enough for this session. Way more responsive than I thought he would be
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>>4845155
>he already knows we're planning to do that
Honestly, out of the things Ben has done, thinking "oh there's a medical department and I'm one of the few people who knows medicine and shit. Probably going to be stuffed there" is just kinda being rational about the situation.
>I'm not sure how skewed the ratios are as things stand
To be fair, a good chunk of our employees only have one or two traits known about them. And as shown with "oh god everything is wires"/R, there can be at least up to four traits.
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Mhhhh, once we unlock more department, in order to make it easier on the QM, perhaps we could only work with one department's anomaly per shift/hour? I can see it getting quickly out of hand with longer and longer shifts, honestly...
I don't really have anything else to add, other than after hours, we should add U to the medical team, and interview employees to see who else has basic emergency training courses.
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>>4845302
I mean, only working on one anomaly per department per hour sounds a bit weird. It's more efficient to work on everything we can unless otherwise. You did remind me of one idea I have when the QM...comes back after his mysterious half update.
I wonder if the auto surgeon could possibly staple U back together.
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Just noticed this in the Pastebin. So Casey's a tall girl, huh... It makes her even cuter!
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>>4845327
Only tall girls may suck the overseer cock. It's company mandate and totally not the overseer's fetish.
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>>4845327
the manager must be like 9'11" if he can pet her without leaving his gamer chair
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>>4845327
imagine how tall the manager must be if he can pet her without leaving his gamer chair
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>Deprive the Red Connection with Employee I. Orders to pick up the phone and to not let the person on the other side get a word in. Ramble about yourself and how you're doing before hanging up rudely.

Employee I is a rather plain businesswoman. You feel somewhat bad after dropping that vending machine on her (it's sitting quietly in the break room once more), but she looks well enough to start working.

Employee I enters the containment cell.
The phone begins to ring.
Employee I picks up the receiver.
The firm, tense voice of a man speaks.
ANOMALY: Davidson here. You have the files I requested?
In the background, the sound of other callers and movement can be heard.
I: Well, no. I'm not Davidson, I'm-
ANOMALY: Excuse me? Get Davidson on the phone.
I: I can't, he's busy right now, but-
ANOMALY: Get off the phone then! I don't have time to speak to his wife right-
I: Davidson isn't here right now! He went out for-
ANOMALY: Then get him back here! Who is this?
Employee I tries to speak over the anomaly about one of the card games.
"Dropping immediately and covering exposed skin provides..."
ANOMALY: Ma'am.
Employee I splutters.
ANOMALY: MA'AM.
Employee I stops talking.
ANOMALY: Ma'am, we are currently at the brink of a national crisis. However you acquired this number, never call it again.
I: But! The dealer was-
ANOMALY: Now listen here, you empty-headed broad. I did not join CIA to deal with a fucking-
Employee I slams the receiver onto the phone.
Employee I stands in embarrassed silence.
Employee I exits the containment cell.

Well! That's new!

>Foster Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher with Ed. Orders to wear M.A.D WORLD for physical protection. Tell him to play the piano, of course, but with no sheet music. Maybe say "I'm ready for my lessons" before doing so.

Employee E takes the goggles off and puts them on again. A faint look of confusion transforms into understanding as he looks around at his surroundings.

Employee E enters the containment cell.
E: Ahem. I'm ready for my lessons, sir.
There is no response.
Employee E takes a seat.
Employee E opens and closes the falldoor of the piano.
E: I see...
Employee E practices a few chords.
Employee E practices a few scales.
Employee E pauses.
Employee E slams all of his fingers down on the keys.
A piano wire untightens and lashes at his chest.
Employee E hisses in pain.
A grim look crosses Employee E's face.
The camera feed cuts out.
The lively sound of a piano resonates throughout the facility...
https://youtu.be/aecenXn3obw (Bach's Partita No.5 in G Major)
Da capo, di nuovo. Ripete. Ripete.

Rather docile until provoked. The sound is indeed exquisite.
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>Foster the Crook with Employee P. Tell him to grab some booze from the (hopefully) calmed down vending machine and give it to him. That should be fun.

Employee P puts down his cards at the table and heads for his work. He looks disappointed at throwing the game. Tough.

Employee P enters the containment cell.
The anomaly is sitting down on a cheap folding chair with a blanket over his head. He is wearing a wrinkled employee's suit.
P: Hello?
The anomaly stirs from his rest.
P: I was ordered to bring you this.
P: Should I just leave the drink by the door then?
ANOMALY: Mmhuh?
The anomaly takes off the blanket and looks around.
P: Hello. I bought you a bottle of beer.
ANOMALY: Geemme.
P: Though, maybe you shouldn't be drinking this early?
ANOMALY: Shaadup orrrr aaaahhh'll drink yuuu.
The anomaly leans forward and falls out of his chair.
The anomaly begins to make dry heaving noises.
P: Do you need to use the bathr-
ANOMALY: Shadduuppp. 'eaad hurts from the noisch.
P: I'm going, I'm going.
Just another day, I'll get out of this rusted cage that I'm in...
Employee P leaves the containment cell, feeling incredible second-hand embarrassment.
The anomaly lays still on the floor.

Hm. Surely, there should be more to a man with a hand and gun for a head than his crippling alcoholism? Maybe.

>Write down what we just experienced and the latest round of new interactions. Check to see if the system automatically added the classification system onto the files or if it has to be done manually.

There's an empty slot for each new classification. Mmm. You think you have enough info to classify most of them, but you decide reserve the satisfaction of doing so for later.

How peculiar, this little knack for paperwork. You must have gotten it from your father, strange little man, a person who bonds over teaching his son how to file tax reports...

Ah. There was a memory then. Just then! You try to recall harder and once more, but it slips through your fingers like a fine dust.

You think you'll need to expose yourself to different situations to trigger another latent memory. Just a phrase or a line will do. This is how memories work, yes? The mind is not one of your areas of expertise.

>Send J into PRODUCTION with 39 Energy. 10 to reach the Quota, 3 for leftover FUN

Employee J enters the PRODUCTION room.
The airlock bolts itself behind him.
Writing special containment procedures...
Enforcing geometrical organ structures...
Checking for energy input...
Calibrating volume controls...
Inserting biological sensors...
WAIT! PLEASE! I DON'T-!
Jun Lee has been killed.
INITIALIZATION FAILED.
REQUESTING ADDITIONAL OPERATOR.

Well. Shit.
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>Foster the Crook with Employee P. Tell him to grab some booze from the (hopefully) calmed down vending machine and give it to him. That should be fun.

Employee P puts down his cards at the table and heads for his work. He looks disappointed at throwing the game. Tough.

Employee P enters the containment cell.
The anomaly is sitting down on a cheap folding chair with a blanket over his head. He is wearing a wrinkled employee's suit.
P: Hello?
The anomaly stirs from his rest.
P: I was ordered to bring you this.
P: Should I just leave the drink by the door then?
ANOMALY: Mmhuh?
The anomaly takes off the blanket and looks around.
P: Hello. I bought you a bottle of beer.
ANOMALY: Geemme.
P: Though, maybe you shouldn't be drinking this early?
ANOMALY: Shaadup orrrr aaaahhh'll drink yuuu.
The anomaly leans forward and falls out of his chair.
The anomaly begins to make dry heaving noises.
P: Do you need to use the bathr-
ANOMALY: Shadduuppp. 'eaad hurts from the noisch.
P: I'm going, I'm going.
Just another day, I'll get out of this rusted cage that I'm in...
Employee P leaves the containment cell, feeling incredible second-hand embarrassment.
The anomaly lays still on the floor.

Hm. Surely, there should be more to a man with a hand and gun for a head than his crippling alcoholism? Maybe.

>Write down what we just experienced and the latest round of new interactions. Check to see if the system automatically added the classification system onto the files or if it has to be done manually.

There's an empty slot for each new classification. Mmm. You think you have enough info to classify most of them, but you decide reserve the satisfaction of doing so for later.

How peculiar, this little knack for paperwork. You must have gotten it from your father, strange little man, a person who bonds over teaching his son how to file tax reports...

Ah. There was a memory then. Just then! You try to recall harder and once more, but it slips through your fingers like a fine dust.

You think you'll need to expose yourself to different situations to trigger another latent memory. Just a phrase or a line will do. This is how memories work, yes? The mind is not one of your areas of expertise.

>Send J into PRODUCTION with 39 Energy. 10 to reach the Quota, 3 for leftover FUN

Employee J enters the PRODUCTION room.
The airlock bolts itself behind him.
Writing special containment procedures...
Enforcing geometrical organ structures...
Checking for energy input...
Calibrating volume controls...
Inserting biological sensors...
WAIT! PLEASE! I DON'T-!
Jun Lee has been killed.
INITIALIZATION FAILED.
REQUESTING ADDITIONAL OPERATOR.


Well. Shit.
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>>4846299
Well. I'll comment on the rest later, but seems like J's been killed. Who to send in now? I'm leaning towards P again, if possible. They survived once, maybe they'll pull it off a second time.
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>>4846299
The Work Order on In Limbo is completed.
The Work Type was N/A.
The Work Result was N/A.
Emotive Energy Count: +1/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Comatose.
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed: N/A.
Working Notes - Employee S:
- The anomaly does not move on its own. It doesn't react to anything.
- I moved the anomaly with Ben and Casey behind the receptionist's desk because there was space back there.
- The body looks too young to belong to Rolle. Too young.
- No other oddities in the room besides Rolle.
- Can this happen to other employees? Are we in danger?

The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.
The Work Type was Enable.
The Work Result was good
Emotive Energy Count: +7/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Appreciative
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed: N/A
Working Notes - Employee G:
- Containment cell is cleaned.
- More blood buckets have been collected.
- Nothing else to report.

The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.
The Work Type was Entertain.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Agitated
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee M - Calm (Mental Protection+, Panic Risk-)
Working Notes - Employee M:
- Very raspy voice, like his lungs are busted.
- The hell happened to this guy? Some kinda murderer?
- Feel kinda bad for him though. Kinda. Just kinda.

The Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.
The Work Type was Deprive.
The Work Result was bad.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee I - Meek (Foster-, Entertainment+, Deprivation-)
Working Notes - Employee I:
- I overheard someone trying to get the attention of the director when I was calling.
- Very aggressive man on the other end.
- Lots of background noise on the other end, walking, photocopiers, telephones ringing. Like an office but agitated.
- Did I screw up? We're supposed to be getting more information, but the orders did say to talk over him.

The Work Order on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher is completed.
The Work Type was Foster.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +10/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed: N/A
Working Notes - Employee E:
- The piano kept hitting me when I screwed up. It apparently only reacts to mistakes and other music pieces like with Moni.
- I didn't remember the piece so well when I got started, but I had to remember pretty fast after it kept cutting me. Ow.
- I really don't want to continue with this, sir.

The Work Order on The Crook is completed.
The Work Type was Foster.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +3/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Hungover
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee P - Mundane
Working Notes - Employee P:
- That man is a complete wreck. Maybe stage an intervention?
- As Ed pointed out earlier, his gun doesn't seem to be loaded. Still makes me uneasy.
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>>4846340
QUOTA: 0/10 PRODUCT Exported
HOUR 3, SHIFT 3
E-Energy: 44 units, 20 units in PRODUCTION room (not processing, will dissipate unless PRODUCTION is ordered within the hour), 0 units/hour
DTC-ENERGY: 5 unit

WORK ORDERS [1 Hour Each]
>Anomalies: The Red Connection (Cell A), Occupied! Do Not Enter! (Cell A), Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher (Cell B), Final Flash of Existence (Cell C), The Crook (Cell D)
>???: In Limbo (Medbay)
>Facility: PRODUCTION room, Elevator to the 3nd floor (IN USE), Core Maintenance
>Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)

EQUIPMENT AND EPIPHANIES
>M.A.D World (Gear-type EPIPHANY, +Physical Protection, -Mental Protection, unassigned)
>Fire Ax (Mundane Weapon, +2 VIOLENCE die, assigned to Employee A by Employee A)
>"Trinity" (Mundane Weapon, Gun, assigned to Employee E by Employee E)
>??? (???, assigned to In Limbo)

CONSOLE COMMANDS (Write Ins)
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database.
>Make a facility-wide announcement.
>Manage Employee roster and Departments.
>Message an Employee's PDA.
>Edit Employee ID access permissions.
>View cameras in which room?
>Skip XX hours of the workday.
>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)

>Write in.
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Passed out last night, another family thing, took a nap, NOW IT'S FINISHED. My apologies for the delay.
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>>4846376
>Assign Employee I to Entertain work on The Red Connection. Orders are to listen to it and let them talk, give them an ear, show encouragement and understanding. If possible, display explicit anti-war sentiment.
>Assign Employee S to Foster work on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher. Orders are to clean it up directly, notify it aloud of what you're there for first. Dust it off, polish the wood, try to wipe the keys without pressing them, inspect overall condition. Do NOT risk the piano lid falling on top of you in case it dislikes the work.
>Assign Employee K to Foster work on Occupied! Do Not Enter! Orders are to polish the iron maiden, directly clean up any blood on it, really get at those flakes and crusts around metal extremities and welded spots and joints. Do not say a single word the entire time.
>Assign Employee F to Enable work on Final Flash of Existence. Equip the M.A.D. World goggles before entering for the work. Orders are to pass it a blood bucket and keep your distance, calmly observing its movements and anything it speaks. If approaches and gets grabby, calmly remove its hands off of you and return to keeping your distance. Do not say a single word the entire time.
>Assign Employee G for Enable work on The Crook. Clean up the containment cell, lay empty beer bottles and cans in a line along a wall at an even distance from each other, bring a spare pillow for the anomaly to lay their head on. Calmly observe their movements and anything they speak.
>Assign Employee T for PRODUCTION work to the PRODUCTION room.
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. Label Occupied! Do Not Enter! as Daleth. Label The Red Connection as Daleth. Label Final Flash of Existence as Kaph. Label Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher as Kaph. Label The Crook as Kaph. Label In Limbo as Gimel. Label Somewhere in Nevada as Daleth.
>Manage Employee roster and Departments. Assign Employee B/Benjamin to the Medical Department. Assign Employee U to the Medical Department.
>View cameras in the Third Floor.
That should do, unless I am forgetting something. The moment PRODUCTION goes through and we know we've got PRODUCT going, end the day ASAP. I don't want us getting raided from the outside anytime soon.
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>>4846383
It's OK, please update the pastebin when you can. And what happened there with PRODUCTION? We had sent J in with 39 energy to result in 13 PRODUCT total. Why does it say 20 units in PRODUCTION room not processing then?
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>>4846452
Outside = 44 Energy
Inside = 20 Energy = 6 PRODUCT + 2 Energy

>>4846376
Amending my vote in >>4846442 where
>Assign Employee T for PRODUCTION work to the PRODUCTION room.
should include "taking 28 Energy in with them so Energy used for PRODUCTION equals 48 Energy and becomes 16 PRODUCT."
I hope this is good, because I didn't expect this and I'm fucking paranoid now.
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>>4846473
>>4846452
>>4846383
>>4846376
It's unclear what happened in the PRODUCTION room. I requested my vote be amended to include going in with more energy specifically because I thought half the energy that was already in got deleted/disappeared somehow. If it's actually inside the PRODUCTION machine waiting for the rest and for PRODUCTION process to go through, then disregard my amending to include Employee T carrying that 28 energy in with them. Apologies.
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>>4846486
19 E energy is gone, son.
20 E energy is dissipating.
I'll keep your 28 E with T vote in mind.
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Jun, you fuck. Okay, so it does seem like a [CENSORED] situation where only strong willed people can make it out od there. Good to know. I support the word orders given out.
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Looked at the pastebin and we have a hint involving the funny shadow man.
>ENFORCE LAW/ABYSS GAZE
I can hazard a guess what the first one wants but the second one I'm drawing blanks on.
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So, while I can't exactly go as in-depth as Analysis anon, here's a few things that stand out as interesting with the second part of the update.
>Employee I talked to someone involved with the CIA. The person on the other line talked about a national crisis and how they were a part of the CIA. A lot more directly linked to a war effort than our previous calls. At least the ones that weren't hung up in disgust (looking at you, T). Some part of that "never call it again" makes me really weary on assigning I to work on the phone again.
>Ed did his thing. Strangely enough, it didn't instantly try puppeteering him like a hunk of meat. It only started injuring him when he deliberately fucked up. That's very interesting. It also blacks out the camera feed whenever someone plays...it's a private tutor session, isn't it? You know, your rich parents hire someone to teach you one and one. Maybe it doesn't want anyone to watch the student practice. Or maybe it just wants people to listen to the music.
>the Crook is fucking wasted and is basically harmless. That one line of "Just another day, I'll get out of this rusted cage that I'm in" has two possible meanings. Either it's literal and it plans on breaking out of the containment cell assuming it's just another jail cell...or it's metaphorical. Not sure which is better.
>That is weird. Doobie was even worse off than Jun and even then, the work still went through and gave an extra PRODUCT. But with Jun, the process was unfinished and some energy was lost.
>ENFORCE LAW
I can only assume that would be pretending to be a cop and arresting the anomaly for it's crimes. Or otherwise making it know how it fucked up.
>ABYSS GAZE
...Does it require us to expose the anomaly or to otherwise look at it's true form for an extended period of time? It did start all of this darkness bullshit to hide from the cops. If we can somehow peel that back somehow, maybe something happens.
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I'm pretty sure the epiphanies and their hints are more metaphorical than that friend. Remember what Jeff said in the first thread? Something something usually epiphanies are only generated after a thorough understanding of the anomaly has been gained and the conditions for generating them have been set? (I suppose you'd only need the latter, but you'd need to get there somehow.) We got M.A.D world after the detonation right? Why did that happen? I'd say it's because the detonation was significant in many ways, the anomaly its self was changed (which doesn't seem to be completely necessary), it did something it never did before (again, not a requirement I think), and most importantly, due to those prior points, we gained INSIGHT into this anomalies true origin and meaning (assuming anomalies here have some similarity with abnormalities). Somewhere in Nevada was representative of well, the M.A.D world yeah? An unloaded gun is still a gun etc. just read its story and you'll get what I mean. It gave us an epiphany (lower case) on what that anomaly was on a deeper level. So what is Final Flash on that level? My guess is that it's either like, some dark part of us that should never see the light of day. Or maybe it's about people like final flash? After all anomalies here seem a lot more literal in their meanings than the abnormalities in LC. (I'm looking at you scorched girl story). But I don't know, and to generate that epiphany, we have to find out and then work off of that. Simply put, we don't know enough about what final flash is literally to figure out what it means metaphorically, although we are close, and we have to understand both of those I think to figure out how to get that gamer Epiphany.

Then again, I've been wrong in the past and I will be wrong again in the future, it remains to be seen if I'm currently wrong in the present. (Also I have a really difficult time putting my thoughts into words sometimes so I may have just butchered what I meant to say, but despite all my shortcomings I'm not going to sit around and watch as someone interprets "ENFORCE LAW" literally because that can NOT be correct my home bro.)
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>>4847003
I mean fair enough. I did kinda assume some of the hints were more metaphorical (like red connection. We pick up the phone literally all the time but that does nothing, so I thought maybe it wants a more metaphorical pick up.) Here's what I know about Final Flash: It's a murderer/rapist/fucked up person. It hides away from the world to prevent being punished. It gave us a generic and completely fake sounding name since look, I seriously doubt the shadow abnormality is literally named John Smith. It's just kinda hard to imagine "ENFORCE LAW" in a non-literal sense. What does a non-literal form of that even mean?

We are kinda stumbling blind since our only reference point has no hint to us. So we're trying to reverse engineer something. Can you exactly blame me for wanting to do the most literal interpretation before going into abstract prods of the anomaly's E.G.O? On a further note, if this is all about trying to understand the abnormality on a deeper level and may not be literal, what do you think about Occupied! Do Not Enter!'s hints (EMPATHY/MOCKERY) and Red Connection's hints (PICK UP/HANG UP, which got redacted for some reason.)
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ALSO, my predictions for enforce law would be something along the lines of treating it how society would for its wrongdoings? Continually repressing it, simply kicking it down and keeping it there because it's just a "monster," and I think after a while of this it'll finally snap and understand that it won't garner sympathy from society as a whole and therefore it won't be able to live whatever life it had before ever again even if it escaped as long as people know what it did. On the other side ABYSS GAZE is obviously a reference to that one quote, so I think that's like the other way yeah? Trying to understand why it did what it did, even if not forgive it, and acknowledging its existence as more than just some spooky scare in the dark monster that compulsively tries to murder young women like the antagonist of a horror movie. Recognising why it, and presumably other people that share similarities to it are driven to such actions. And what it has in common with you. It's human after all, well, presumably, maybe it used to be, it has the same motivations as us right?

Also epiphanies, so far even though we've only properly seen one of them seem to have this consist AFFIRM/DENY theme going on where one of the epiphanies represses the existence and reason of the anomaly for being and the other either reinforces or doesn't impede it, however we've only really seen Epiphany hints so far so I might be talking out of my ass.
Actually that goes for the entirety of this post, but I think what I just talked about it worth trying. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
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Dude I have no fucking clue about Occupied I haven't been paying attention to it... Also we've kinda been doing the same thing to it over and over so we don't know as much about it as I'd like... Idk maybe something something hikikomori???
Red connection might be like, the fear of the outcome of M.A.D world? Unsure. Again, we haven't really made enough headway on it to be sure, plus after doing all that thinking about Final Flash I'm not in the state of mind to be making any more bold conclusions like that.
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>>4847015
Fair enough, I suppose. Occupied! is literally a dude who hide himself away in an indestructible shell to get away from society and other people. He gets really upset when people interact with him socially, positively or negatively, but calms down when the cage he sealed himself in is cleaned up. The Red Connection has themes of war and wanting to be connected to others. The first time we interacted with, it had something to the effect of wanting a friend. Every time we answer it, someone either wants someone to talk to before something happens or they talk about some war-related business. Ruminate on that while I process how much I fucked up sending J into PRODUCTION
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>>4846874
>support the word orders given out
then reply to the QM post and mine at the same time so you support the vote too?
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>>4847398
>>4846442
I also support this expect I would not assign Employee I to the phone again. Some part of me doesn't really like the idea of that considering how the phone reacted to her.
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>>4846442
Fuck it, supporting this, let's see how this goes. Bit scared on I interacting with the phone after pissing it off but hey.
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>>4847437
I'm more worried about outside raids. We got PRODUCTION interrupted and energy collectors still working. The moment PRODUCTION begins we kill the collectors and go quiet, hope we aren't picked up on
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>>4847442
Yeah, that is a concern. And now we have to buy two employees instead of one. Damnit, Jun was a liability til the very end.
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>>4847477
Glad he's dead. Let's hope the new blood won't be as hopeless to us. Might have to make a whole comprehensive list of all the employees we have in order of usefulness later?
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>>4847671
Fuck it, I'll do it now, I got time.
MOST USEFUL/DON'T KILL
>Ed. Energy collection, high enable, overall high stats in general.
>Gerald. Same situation as Ed. Anyone who has high energy collection gets put here.
>Casey. She is a department head. Need I say anymore?
>Nathan also gets placed on here due to energy collection

USEFUL BUT NO +ENERGY COLLECTION
>The apeshit gang (K and L). +All Interaction Results is just really good unless they have some fucked up trait we haven't seen. Maybe it breaks if one of them dies? Who knows.
>Oswald is useful if we ever just need to deprive the shit out of someone. Three +s to it is really good.
>Moni has mental protection and less chance to panic. He's also just a nice dude.
>Francine has mental protection. That's just a good stat in general but MIGHT be an issue if we encounter a sleep-based anomaly. Otherwise, no issue.

MEH/NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION
>Employee Q, S, and T all don't have much on them. Good bonuses but Q feels weird and the others don't have a lot catching my attention.
>That -Energy Collection hurts, man, on Ho-Jun Ma. Unless they have a good bonus we're not seeing, I don't see much use out of them. There's not TOO bad, though.
>Isidora is also there just because two minuses on her first skill isn't really all that appealing.
>We don't know shit about Phil. Next.

LIABILITY
>A's anger risk and low mental protection doesn't make me feel good about keeping them around.
>Ben is...questionable if we don't keep him under control. But for what he does, he's useful.

If you want to interject with your own opinion, go ahead.
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>>4847696
Fair enough. I wouldn't put Ben in liability just yet, though... According to this, we should have A go in the production room, then?
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>>4847796
Nah. We're still doing T.
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Update when? here's something the employees might like in the break room
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>>4849543
This is going to be in our next fucking sponsor deal list, isn't it? We're going to get E-company going
"Hey. Shill our 'food' products to your employees and have four of them taste test them. We'll give you 8 E-Energy to make up the difference."
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>>4849549
>all four die
>1 new employee is 1 E
>E-Comp gives 8 E
>replace the dead
>result is 4 E gain
Somebody in Lobotomy Corp verse or some other edgy setting wouldn't hesitate to accept that
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>>4849550
But that rating bonus! Wait, I just remembered something when I was stewing in my thoughts about how I want to call Casey cute.

We have a 25% discount voucher. It didn't automatically apply to our purchases and I don't think we used it, so we can probably save some E energy that way
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>>4849565
I wonder what JEFF and all the other employees and agents will think when (not if) they find out that in the span of less than a week on the job, the new Overseer ends up making a drone not only the head of his first department, but also his personal fully-willing cocksleeve a la pic related. How will they react? How will the higher-ups and other in-the-know people of other companies react?
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>>4849997
Nah Jeff would cockblock or this

>Be me Overseer 13
>After a few days of work assign qt3.14 Drone as Department head
>They are really optimistic and full of energy
>One day they stepped into my office "Overseer I would like to show you something"
>Watch as they take of their shirt to reveal pale skin and surprisingly a tank top
>After a moments hesitation she says "Though we are in a underground facility we should use some protection"
>Listen with anticipation as they say "S-Companys Sun Screen Can Help Protect Your Employees Should We Acquire A Light Based Anomaly And increase Productivity Look At Me For An Example of it's Effectiveness
>Tfw it's an ad
>Tfw Hella Jeff is laughing his ass off
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>>4850243
Yo "1 post by this ID" wanna give your take on all the shit we've been faced with so far? Any new input or ideas?
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>>4850251
No as I've agreed with the main ideas and I was active alot more in the first thread

I'm pretty sure we should go the Attachment route on final flash
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>>4850259
As it seems like we'll be able to avoid breakouts and gain an epiphany in the process
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>>4850243
the average sex fan VS the average capitalism enjoyer
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>>4850259
>>4850266
Yeah but that doesn't give us much to go on. There's two paths we have: ENFORCE LAW and ABYSS GAZE. We still don't know this guy's deal entirely, and there was a discussion before about what these two could mean.
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>>4850243
>>4850298
The Work Result was Based. M Company would be pleased by your shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit.

>>4846970
>>4847003
>>4847005
>>4847010
>>4847015
>>4847016
>>4850336
You're on the right track in the process of understanding.

A few comments:
Crosstesting can yield interesting results, especially between anomalies of similar themes.
Keep testing. Patience is the queen of research.
What's the purpose of a nuke?
Discovering origins and meanings, as anon >>4847003 said, will clarify the previous actions, behaviors, etc. of anomalies. Hindsight is important.
Every anomaly and major idea so far was brainstormed at 12 AM and other unnatural hours in a half-awake, fever dream state. There might be inconsistencies, and I encourage you, the player, the Manager, to call me out on them.

>>4849543
Update is coming tonight. Needed time to brainstorm and help my brother with work over the last few days. Sorry.
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>>4850376
>Needed time to brainstorm and help my brother with work over the last few days. Sorry.
Real life takes priority over questing, remember that. I look forward to the update. And I hope pic related or something similar shows up later on in this crazy story
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>>4850409
And that gun is?
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>>4850449
The Pale Fixer gun that has "Future" written on it in Norse runes. He's the original lobcorp fedoratipper, ignoring Chesed as Daniel
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>>4850243
Honestly that would be hilarious
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>>4849997
I mean, probably not the weirdest thing they have seen. Speaking about department heads, I've been trying to brainstorm what type of departments we should focus on from now on.
>A security department to train people how to protect themselves and other employees. Will also be involved in helping suppress abnormalities.
>A welfare department focused on keeping the morale and comfort of the employees high. Therapy, relaxing smooth jazz, card games, food that isn't just meat...
And whatever other ideas would make sense. Training, Research, etc.
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>>4850376
>What's the purpose of a nuke?
Nukes are rarely used as actual weapons and moreso as a threat. People make more nukes to keep up with the other side of the nuclear arms race. People threaten nuclear strikes against their opponent. They have only ever been used twice in history but what little we've seen has shown how completely destructive they are, so the fear still lingers.
>Crosstesting can yield interesting results, especially between anomalies of similar themes
wait. do you mean we can do fucking stupid shit like pushing the Crook into the Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher's room. is that what you're implying.
>Every anomaly and major idea so far was brainstormed at 12 AM and other unnatural hours in a half-awake, fever dream state. There might be inconsistencies, and I encourage you, the player, the Manager, to call me out on them.
I relate and shockingly enough, there's nothing too horribly inconsistent so far. For something that was supposedly brainstormed while you were huffing Vib's armpits, it's pretty good stuff.
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>>4850243
I'm upset that this is the most likely outcome
How will 13 react when he'll realize that he was led on by capitalistic society that used his desire for companionship, making a fool out of him in front of everyone?
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>>4851490
Smile to hide the pain and make everyone nearby piss themselves?
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>>4851493
>Thirteen steps out to face an anomaly alone
>no Epiphany gear
>nothing but his old riot stick and his gains
>JEFF recording this live
>Thirteen smirks, baring his teeth
>everybody else in shock
>Thirteen talks the anomaly down
>anomaly surrenders on the spot
>willingly rushes back to containment
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>>4851517
Honestly, I want to do that. If only to make the whole group of employees confused that 1.) the overseer interacted with an abnormality directly and 2.) THE OVERSEER BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF AN ABNORMALITY
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>>4851520
He could do shit like this with a riot stick if he works out enough and uses his knowledge of human anatomy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlb8bSQzSxg
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>>4851528
I mean fuck, we saw how Ben biting down on Final Flash affected it. Now imagine this Mr. X looking motherfucker with a riot stick in one hand and his pocket drone in the other.
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>>4851517
Possible idea for a sponsor from Murder-Channel
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>>4852326
>>4850243
I'm a mobile user I made this green
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>>4852341
I'm clarifying so I don't get accused of samefagging
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>>4846442
>>4846473
>>4846874
>Assign Employee I to Entertain work on The Red Connection. Orders are to listen to it and let them talk, give them an ear, show encouragement and understanding. If possible, display explicit anti-war sentiment.

Employee I nods as she receives the order. She exits the break room with a firm look on her face.

Employee I enters the containment cell.
Employee I waits for the call.
Employee I picks up the receiver.
It'd be a shame for nobody else to hear your last words.
There is a click.
I: Hello?
ANOMALY: Are you... Ahem. This is the Bureau of the Census. How do you currently feel about the conflicts taking place on the West Coast?
I: I... I think that it's a terrible thing. The amount of violence in this world weighs us all down. We pass lessons of inflicting pain down to our children, and then to our children's children. The next generation will only become more and more-
ANOMALY: Yep, you're the "hippie" alright.
I: Pardon?
ANOMALY: Listen: the code is 00000001.
I: Who are you? What's going on? What's the code for?
ANOMALY: It's Davidson, if that matters still. Everyone's dead except me.
The indistinct barking of orders can be heard.
I: Davidson, that's - Are you okay? Are you safe?
ANOMALY: It doesn't matter. Preserving the dignity of this country is only thing left to me.
ANOMALY: You shouldn't go calling for us. We will be contacting you. And when you do get the call-
ANOMALY: Proverit' tam.
ANOMALY: Shit.
The caller hangs up.
Employee I stands in distressed silence.
Employee I exits the containment cell.

Ominous. Though, that passcode... It is absolutely shameful how easy it is to figure out. Imagine. A world where nuclear codes were that simple. Imagine! A world where nuclear codes could be cracked by the likes of JEFF. You smirk at that scenario.

[1/???]
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>>4852612
>Assign Employee S to Foster work on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher. Orders are to clean it up directly, notify it aloud of what you're there for first. Dust it off, polish the wood, try to wipe the keys without pressing them, inspect overall condition. Do NOT risk the piano lid falling on top of you in case it dislikes the work.

You send the order, but are surprised by the nature of Sundance's message.

DM - Employee S

sundanceS: Busy in therapy.
sundanceS: My apologies.

Looking through the cameras, you locate Employee E, S, and U in the latter's office. The tone of the room seems rather tense, but something is off. You can't quite make out the words, but the discussion seems to relate to Employee S judging from his expression. A rasping laugh is heard and shared by the others.

Troublesome. You were meaning to get someone besides Ed-Employee E to work on that piano. Can't he consult the psychologist after work hours?

But then again, as you recall from your youth, the boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. So that's why I-

"Hello again, Overseer. Speaking to yourself again?"

"H-hello JEFF." Woah! "I-I find that speaking out loud allows for better, more coherent planning. Y-y-you could try it instead of acting spontaneously, like showing up without giving a warning again."

"No thanks, I don't want to come off as more deranged than I already am. I have already lost my higher orders of thinking long ago..."

"I-I wasn't aware that you were capable of those."

"Oh ha ha, very amusing. I'm going to file a complaint and file it to the payroll clerk directly, wherever he is."

"G-go ahead JEFF."

Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee S - Circumspect (Foster-, Enable+, Threat-)

[Threat - The likelihood of being attacked during an Incident and other scenarios. Corresponds with intimidation and bulkiness.]
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>>4852631
>Assign Employee K to Foster work on Occupied! Do Not Enter! Orders are to polish the iron maiden, directly clean up any blood on it, really get at those flakes and crusts around metal extremities and welded spots and joints. Do not say a single word the entire time.

Employee K strides into the containment cell. He seems somewhat less upbeat without his brother/clone/partner in crime to accompany him.

Employee K flashes finger guns towards Occupied!
Employee K arms himself with a (mostly) clean rag!
Employee K begins to clean Occupied!
The stream of blood stops completely.
Employee K stops and thinks.
Employee K continues to clean the anomaly.
Employee K finishes.
ANOMALY: Hey...
Employee K opens his mouth but closes it.
ANOMALY: Thanks for cleaning up...
ANOMALY: Really, thanks...
ANOMALY: It's still a little dirty though...
ANOMALY: But I'm feeling less tired...
ANOMALY: I think I figured it out...
ANOMALY: I think I'm ready to come out soon...
ANOMALY: Quiet again...
Employee K waits.
Employee K exits the containment cell.

Employee K and Employee L high-five each other right outside of the room. Their conversation continues as if K hadn't even been gone.
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>>4852634
>Assign Employee G for Enable work on The Crook. Clean up the containment cell, lay empty beer bottles and cans in a line along a wall at an even distance from each other, bring a spare pillow for the anomaly to lay its head on. Calmly observe its movements and anything it says.

Employee G exits the medical lobby with several drink bottles and a pillow. His expression is, as always, completely neutral.

Employee G enters the containment cell.
The anomaly is sitting cross-legged on the floor, as if trying to reorient itself.
G: Greetings, anomaly. I have a pillow for you.
It grunts in halfhearted approval.
The pillow is placed in the anomaly's lap.
It doesn't react.
Employee G begins lines the bottles up.
The anomaly watches intently.
Before Employee G finishes, the anomaly stands up straight. Or attempts to.
ANOMALY: Draaaaw.
Click...
The head of The Crook whips back with explosive force! Blammo!
The bottle that Employee G is holding shatters into glass fragments!
Employee G grunts in pain as he clutches at his shredded hand.
The Crook chuckles drunkenly as he looks over his handiwork.
Using both of his hands, he quickly takes out the revolver's cylinder.
Whitish shards and dust are tapped out onto the floor.
The anomaly is completely out of ammunition.
Employee G exits the containment cell.

"That was pretty badass." Employee G enters the medical ward. Those cuts look rather nasty, but superficial.

"T-that indicates a rather violent personality." Did he miss or was that a very good shot? It's more impressive considering that he's completely wasted.
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>>4852683
>Assign Employee T for PRODUCTION work to the PRODUCTION room.

Jun, Jun, Jun. A liability to the end. It's not a good way to think of the dead man, but now it's necessary to send in another employee to the possibly literal meatgrinder.

You send the order to Employee T. He struts over to Benj-Employee B and shows him the PDA. B stops talking to Casey and turns the energy valve again. The E Energy packets slide into Employee T's outstretched hands.

T: If what you said about him is true, I'd say you're in cahoots with that freak manager. His mugs smacks of a dead actor, and that's just fucking creepy.
B: I am just another employee doing his job. And it's not like I had a hand in designing that Room in the first place. Good luck in there.
T: Hmph. Fine.

Employee T enters the PRODUCTION room.
The airlock bolts itself behind him.
Unclogging output pipes...
Consulting anonymous sources...
Inserting self-referencing elements...
Discerning customer retention...
Initialization... OK.
PRODUCTION begins.


Employee T exits, his sunglasses folded onto his collar, revealing his wide open eyes. He looks incredibly tense as he carries out a rather-looking ordinary TV set.

As if on cue, another glass canister falls. You catch it before it manages to shatter once again.

APOLOGIES FOR DELAY
SISTER COMPANY ASSAULT
WILL NOT OCCUR AGAIN

Threatening, but it's lacking context and out of your hands. Companies fighting... one of the Alphabet Companies or something else?
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>>4852634
Alrighty I think that Do Not Enter leaving his shell may either change his abilities or just become normal I think regardless we'll get a epiphany from it
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>>4852744
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. Label Occupied! Do Not Enter! as Daleth. Label The Red Connection as Daleth. Label Final Flash of Existence as Kaph. Label Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher as Kaph. Label The Crook as Kaph. Label In Limbo as Gimel. Label Somewhere in Nevada as Daleth.
>Manage Employee roster and Departments. Assign Employee B/Benjamin to the Medical Department. Assign Employee U to the Medical Department.

You let out a little hum as you reorder and update the database. It's good to stay organized.

Judging from the employee messages, B and Casey are moving towards the medical ward to treat G's hand. You'll get a response from those two later, you reckon. Employee U certainly isn't going to respond.
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>>4852744
One anon mentioned the possibilty of getting stealth raided we should follow up on the noises from the walls
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>View cameras in the Third Floor.

The cameras and audio systems are still down on the third floor. You hope that won't need to send an employee down there blindly, but that seems to be the case unless something else occurs.

At the end of the hall, the elevator dings as it arrives to the second floor.

https://youtu.be/MGIdIp8KPiA (Fear and Hunger OST - God of the Depths)

A horribly corpulent man stumbles out of the elevator. His filthy, bloated body is nakedly exposed save for the indomitable stare of his grey gas mask. His entire body heaves with the strain of exhaustion and his filtered breath echoes throughout the corridor. In his grip, he carries a wet piece of soap.

Employee A is the first to see him, turning the corner and singing yet another of her incomprehensible songs. She shouts, readies the axe, and enters the dorms. Every single employee there comes out to see the commotion.

The man stands completely still as the crowd of employees approaches him. Nothing but the heaving of his breath can be heard, far, far louder than the murmurs of the employees.

Employee A roars an inspiring battle cry and rushes forward from the crowd. The fat man drops the soap and hops back. A slips and slams down facefirst, prompting a roar of laughter from JEFF. The intruder lunges for the axe, but gets kicked over by Employee N and then swarmed by everyone else on the scene. He trashes for a moment, but is swiftly kicked, beaten, bludgeoned-

Suds has killed!

A bruised corpse now lays by the elevator doors. A clamor of tense discussion goes up between all of the employees. An uneasy tension is seen on all of their faces.

"J-JEFF."

"Yes?" The eye looks somewhat worried.

"W-who the hell is that dead on the floor?"

"T-that would be a Ghoul, Overseer. This Pillar is a very, very large place, a superstructure if you will. It wouldn't be surprising that there would be uninvited guests hiding somewhere upon it." You begin to chew your fingers at the thought.

As funny and harmless as this particular instance was, you have a bad feeling about his cohorts.
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>>4852794
One last work. This guy again. You still have this last thing to deal with before you can start worrying about... what to do next.

Employee F whistles as she moves towards the containment cell from the break room, the outline of the goggles beneath her bangs.

Employee F enters the containment cell.
The anomaly stops muttering as she enters.
Employee F carefully places the bucket of blood and pushes it towards-
Employee F gasps as something rushes forward to grab her arm.
Employee F shrieks as the sound of bone cracking rips the air.
The sounds of a struggle begin in the dark.
A man shouts, loudly, and without words.

One tender moment, shared between me and her. Just this last moment, please.
The airlock hisses open.
Employee F exits the containment cell.
Employee F sobs as she hobbles towards the elevator to the first floor, her arm broken.
The bone is visibly seen in the fracture.
The anomaly paces the room, muttering frantically to itself.
The lights in main corridor begin to slowly dim.


"Oh boy, oh boy! Think about how much energy we could make from this emotional state!" JEFF smile holds for a second, then falters. "Oh shit. This could be another Incident. Do something, you drooling moron!" A mood swing...

"H-he's not out yet," you point out. The lights dimmed quickly at first, but it's holding at the same level of light now. You estimate that you have about an hour before it gets dark again, from the looks of it. That's a lot of time. "D-don't be hysterical JEFF, you aren't your mother again."
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>>4852812
WELP! Should've expected the rapist to react negatively to women but here we go.
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>>4852812
The Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.
The Work Type was Entertain.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed: N/A
Working Notes - Employee I:
- The code is 00000001.
- There's a lot of variety between all the callers.
- Sounded like a battle was going on nearby.

The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.
The Work Type was Foster.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/15
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Appreciative
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee K - Diligent (Energy Collection+, Foster+)
Working Notes - Employee K:
- Lotta work to be done. Very dirty thing.
- Yohann don't sound too good. Slowed down movement in there. Less blender-y than normal.
- As much as I don't wanna say it, I kinda liked the fresh blood on demand. Tasty.

The Work Order on The Crook is completed.
The Work Type was Enable.
The Work Result was good.
Emotive Energy Count: +10/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: Hungover
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee G - Poker Face (Mental Protection++)
Working Notes - Employee G:
- A human tooth is embedded into the wall of the containment cell. I took it as I left. Normal molar, no irregularities.
- Very fast removal of spent "bullet." Experience with handling is probable.
- Suggestion: supply alcohol to keep in more docile state.

The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.
The Work Type was Enable.
The Work Result was bad.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ALERT
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee F - Flirt (Entertain+, Entertain+ on opposite sex)
Working Notes - Employee F:
- goggles changed look very handsome face ;) but dirty scared angry sad
- strong hands so different from others comments
- dangerous
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>>4852833
QUOTA: 0/10 PRODUCT Exported (16 PRODUCT generating, 6 hours)
HOUR 4, SHIFT 3
E-Energy: 41 units, 0 units/hour
DTC-ENERGY: 5 unit

WORK ORDERS [1 Hour Each]
>Anomalies: The Red Connection (Cell A), Occupied! Do Not Enter! (Cell A), Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher (Cell B), Final Flash of Existence (Cell C), The Crook (Cell D)
>???: In Limbo (Medbay)
>Facility: PRODUCTION room, Elevator to the 3nd floor, Core Maintenance
>Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)

EQUIPMENT AND EPIPHANIES
>M.A.D World (Gear-type EPIPHANY, +Physical Protection, -Mental Protection, unassigned)
>Fire Ax (Mundane Weapon, +2 VIOLENCE die, assigned to Employee A by Employee A)
>"Trinity" (Mundane Weapon, Gun, assigned to Employee E by Employee E)
>??? (???, assigned to In Limbo)

CONSOLE COMMANDS (Write Ins)
>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database.
>Make a facility-wide announcement.
>Manage Employee roster and Departments.
>Message an Employee's PDA.
>Edit Employee ID access permissions.
>View cameras in which room?
>Skip XX hours of the workday.
>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)

>Write in.

Back on track, let's go. It took way too long to finish this when I started today.
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Welp, fuck. Okay, so we know that the abnormality gets pissy when women interact with it. Should've expected that but mark that down on it's file in big, red fucking letters. "WOMEN SHOULD NOT INTERACT WITH THIS ABNORMALITY UNLESS NECESSARY."
>Diligent (Energy Collection+, Foster+)
K, you're just becoming more of a chad by the second. Bumping you up to "DO NOT KILL"
>Poker Face (Mental Protection++)
G gets bumped up on the "DO NOT KILL" list. That is INCREDIBLY good, I would've shot myself if we killed you before knowing this
>Flirt (Entertain+, Entertain+ on opposite sex)
>those work notes
She's a monster fetishist. I knew it.

Now what to do about Final Flash. We can either try using the blood bucket trick again or beat it senseless until it stops resisting like the suppression. I really don't want to focus on any other work orders until we get this situated.
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>>4852833
>>4852864
The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.
The Work Type was Enable.
The Work Result was bad.
Emotive Energy Count: +5/???
Current Anomaly Demeanor: ALERT
Employee Aspect(s) Revealed:
Employee F - Flirt (Entertain+, Entertain+ on opposite sex)
Working Notes - Employee F:
- goggles changed look normal man and bright in there
- very handsome face ;) but dirty scared angry sad
- strong hands very different from others stories
- dangerous

I knew I missed something. Edited.
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So, here are my two plans with dealing with Final Flash.
>Plan A
>Assign Employee M to Enable/Entertain work on Final Flash, with K and L as backup outside of the cell. Send them in with a blood bucket and anything remotely sharp for self protection (shard of glass, bread knife, something). Tell him to slide it over and to try the calm down the abnormality with your sweet words.
>If that fails, call in your brothers to help you get away and/or get the anomaly to back off.

>Plan B
>Assign Employee O to Deprive work on Final Flash, with Employee A and Employee E (or N? Whichever is available) as backup.
>Beat the everloving shit out of it until it stops moving or begs for mercy. If it becomes too much for you to handle, call in the other two to help you beat the shit out of it.

You may also offer your own plans if you think these two are shit. I will admit they might not be the best but anything is better than nothing.
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Unless I hear anything else, here's my post.
>Assign M to Enable work on Final Flash, with K and L outside the cell as backup. Grab something sharp to protect yourself and a blood bucket. Enter, slide the blood bucket over, and try to keep the abnormality calm in any way you can. Get in and out as fast as possible, protect yourself if necessary.
>Inform K and L that on the first sign of danger, extract M from the room and protect him. Tell them to get anything that can remotely be used as a weapon or distraction, along with a flashlight, just in case.
>Try tard wrangling Q to do some work, if any. Assign him to Foster work on Occupied! Do Not Enter! and to clean any leftover gunk left on them, along with not saying anything unless the abnormality says something first. If that doesn't work, then send in Employee P to do Foster Work with the same orders.
Everyone else I would like to do other abnormality work with is either injured or not really in the right mind state to do anything.
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>>4853000
Oh, and fuck it, see if O can do the work we tried asking S to do. Which is specifically
>Assign Employee O to Foster work on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher. Orders are to clean it up directly, notify it aloud of what you're there for first. Dust it off, polish the wood, try to wipe the keys without pressing them, inspect overall condition. Do NOT risk the piano lid falling on top of you in case it dislikes the work.
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>>4852836
backing >>4853000 and >>4853014 if Q won't do the Foster work
I called everything perfectly in advance, except F failing to escape Final Flash's grip. There's at least one reason for why that happened to F and not to A. Reading through, I think I also have an insight into what ENFORCE LAW and ABYSS GAZE would entail for Final Flash
gonna do more analysis right now, hope that helps other anons in coming up with something or having a eureka moment
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>>4852326
MURDERCHANNEL, all-caps, no space

>>4852755
I've said this a bunch before: the pipes and vents are number one cause for investigation. This setting involves SS13 too, and everybody knows disposals are a tried-and-true method of escaping shit. Not to mention atmos autism pipes are a thing too. I get the feeling, without even looking into it a single bit at the moment, that that device we have to buy from R-Company is an atmos tool from SS13 or something similar. Calling it now. And that ghoul guy having a gasmask on reminds me of a greyshirt assistant. If there's more of them AND later floors have SS13 mobs as enemies, we'd better be prepared for a fight
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>>4853288
>there's at least one reason for why that happened to F and not to A
It's the fucking googles, isn't it? We saw him in his true form and he got fucking pissed. Look at the notes.
"- goggles changed look normal man and bright in there
- very handsome face ;) but dirty scared angry sad
- strong hands very different from others stories
- dangerous"
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continuing analysis autism

>>4815042
Fifty-fourth post
>Rating: B
I want to do PRODUCTION and end the day on the first hour next shift just to see what we get for instawinning the day. I don't give a fuck; we won't get the chance to do anything like that later in the quest.
>25% discount on any purchase from the Catalog of Major Powers
We never used that because we didn't think to vote for it. If it doesn't have an expiration date, we save that shit for later in the quest once costs are higher
>the buzzsaw still embedded in the floor
That's a nice weapon for Thirteen if it isn't too heavy and if it can be cleaned up to make it safer to hold. Nobody will expect it

>>4817318
Fifty-fifth post
>smiling? The eye is crinkled in a way that implies being set within a face
I'm happy for the guy, he deserves a bit of real human positivity in his life. Misanthropy can only sustain you so far in life
>now that I don't think I'm my mother again
You mean "Lammar" or "Polito", whatever and whoever they are? Nice way to poke fun at you fucking up referring to him a few times
>literal fucking mouth breather
How does JEFF breathe then?
>voice synthesizer module
I loved fucking around with that as a Mime in SS13
>Another glass canister breaks open
If we ever move the buzzsaw, we should place something in its place to catch the shipments
>cheap quality of the paper reminds you of fortune cookies
How does this related to R-Company itself? Mass-production seems more M-Company's forte. Is it material-based? Is the "fortune cookie" quality the important part here?
>LIKE 304 STAINLESS STEEL
What? Is that the name of an R-Company robot? Number and then material is the naming scheme for them if that's the case, or else they mean something completely different.
>that advice
I'm starting to love R-Company more and more

>>4817334
>>4817348
Fifty-sixth post
>Something feels different about your catalogs...
?
>AQUEDUCT MANIPULATOR
Isn't this just an atmos analyzer + wrench/socket wrench combo from SS13, or something? It ain't no RPD
>SUIT OF NOBLES - FIVE OF SWORDS
Defeat.

>darkness creep breached containment
How bad can one TETH shitter be?
>Ace of Spades
>Fuck this guy
>1111
I'm thinking we should get him at some point, he sounds cool especially if Discount Dan himself hates him

>>4817461
Fifty-seventh post
>spread throughout the entire first floor
It's no megahertz
>Casey is the only one carrying the flashlight
Appropriate considering the link between M-Company and L-Company
>wipe your drooling mouth repeatedly
Is the drooling something Thirteen had before becoming a Gut Gatherer, or after? Or is it entirely unrelated to being a Gut Gatherer and he got that way through something else?
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>>4819460
Fifty-eighth post
>Ben take charge of the operation
Disobeying us already
>manages not to drop the flashlight
One of the only good things you ever did, you fucking liability bitch
>savor the familiar sound of ragged teeth tearing deep into flesh
Delicious
>struggles become hindered and sedated
Is that a Gut Gatherer thing, or is it a Ben thing?
>the revolver spits a bullet straight into the center mass!
We had a gun user in our facility the entire time and we didn't know. Is there anything else these chucklefucks are hiding from us that we haven't been told of? Yes.
>All are alive and unhurt.
Good clean resolution to our first containment breach
>amateur cinematography
Is JEFF talking about our inner narration, or Thirteen's camera tracking of the events? Doesn't JEFF also have control of the cameras?
>DT to C
Dramatic Tension of dangerous shit happening
Catharsis of the situation resolving
Is DTC energy really collected from the anomalies... or from the humans themselves? Hmmm...

>>4821049
Fifty-ninth post
>Meh
Their job, not ours
>raise
Did JEFF get that through?
>Mom
He can go see his real mom in the afterlife now
>deep in thought with the mop in hand
Ben...
>Ben smiles at you
He's doing OUR thing back at us, the fucker
>This weird feeling again, deja vu!
It is true I killed my brother, but I am not his murderer...
>Just like with the meeting with A
Not entirely though, is it
>"Jackass," you mutter under your breath
Without any stuttering too
>sorting system based on the weight of the coin inserted, which automatically sorts between the good ones and the bad ones
Nice trivia
>can't wait for the tele-Ahem
We have no vidya to play on it though, not yet

>>4829941
Sixtieth post
>pay docked again for falling asleep on the job
Nice bits of character we're getting of Thirteen retroactively
>the snitch behind the cameras
Which he has become now
>Only the Agents are allowed to be working on the anomalies
Things have deteriorated in the future to the point clerks are the ones working and promoting to become the new Agents
>that Manager fellow
Which one?
>Swell guy, but he has his bouts of hyper-focus and terminal chill
Must be dead by this point if he hasn't survived somehow
>FLOOR 15
Same facility, or is this a complete other location the flashback is taking place in?
>start twirling the riot stick once more. Still got it
That'll be a surprise to everybody, as the moment they see Thirteen wielding a riot stick like that they'll KNOW instantly what that means
>could cause serious mental trauma with that case of hyperdontia
Nice to have a psychological weapon on-demand at all times
>[NOBODY TO NIGHTMARE] - You were a Clerk from the Offices of P-District
I wonder where they are in relation to the Pillar or Support Structure we are in
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>>4829972
Sixty-first post
>All this broken glass
We should get somebody to clean that up
>Beetleburger(R)
®
look into alt-codes QM, trust me
>Dessert not included
Fuck you too
>B-Company - "For every man is justified in defending himself, his friends, and property."
American Constitution 2nd Amendment: The Company
>my own facilities are not suited for his continued containment and extraction
Interesting. It can't be all gun lockers and ranges wherever they're located
>entity's inclination towards extravagant inebriation has rendered him as docile as a beetle on its backside
Twitching and struggling to flip and get back on its feet. Really reads like a hint as to what to do with him
>Mr. Browning
Thanks for the bonuses, rifle dude
>Bullet Ballet
Nice name
>AMPLIFICATION MUTAGEN XE-037
Unstable mutagen is for plants and cloning you- oh right, SS13 cloning. M-Company suddenly makes more sense
>DO NOT USE THAT FAST FOOD VOUCHER, I SWEAR TO-
We still have that voucher from M-Company. Are we going to gift it to somebody else, or destroy it ourselves? It might make for a very delectable bargaining chip if it has no expiration date on it...

>>4832285
Sixty-second post
>was the fastest gun
Not "is"
>like a toaster finishing the execution of a guilty slice of bread
I can hear the sound effect as if I was in a round of SS13 myself. Fuck
>Is that thing loaded?
Remember the lesson Somewhere in Nevada taught us: "An empty gun is still a gun."
>'rebranding'
?
>A way to really put my own unique character out there for the audience
"Quirky AI assistant that has degrees of maliciousness" is not unique in the slightest

>>4832311
Sixty-third post
>a large hole, the size of a person's head
“Listening to Ministry is like having a nine inch nail hammered into your head like a hole.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_discography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV2EUUF47Ms
>scuttling away on little crabby legs
Cool, we should pet it more often. Thanks Discount Dan!
>happily dictates instructions
I'm glad our future cocksleeve and bright spot of our facility is so good at being a teacher
>bags under his eyes
He deserves it
>feeling somewhat more sentient
He didn't before? Did all the fluids and puzzle solving we do give him humanity points or some shit?
>Would help if they paid more attention sometimes
There's a lot you can miss in a given round of SS13, even now when populations are dead again after Ssethtide 2 years ago
>"A manual as thick as she is."
P e r f e c t
>I'll regret this tomorrow morning
Have no regrets in life my dude
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>>4829972
Sixty-first post
>All this broken glass
We should get somebody to clean that up
>Beetleburger(R)
®
look into alt-codes QM, trust me
>Dessert not included
Fuck you too
>B-Company - "For every man is justified in defending himself, his friends, and property."
American Constitution 2nd Amendment: The Company
>my own facilities are not suited for his continued containment and extraction
Interesting. It can't be all gun lockers and ranges wherever they're located
>entity's inclination towards extravagant inebriation has rendered him as docile as a beetle on its backside
Twitching and struggling to flip and get back on its feet. Really reads like a hint as to what to do with him
>Mr. Browning
Thanks for the bonuses, rifle dude
>Bullet Ballet
Nice name
>AMPLIFICATION MUTAGEN XE-037
Unstable mutagen is for plants and cloning you- oh right, SS13 cloning. M-Company suddenly makes more sense
>DO NOT USE THAT FAST FOOD VOUCHER, I SWEAR TO-
We still have that voucher from M-Company. Are we going to gift it to somebody else, or destroy it ourselves? It might make for a very delectable bargaining chip if it has no expiration date on it...

>>4832285
Sixty-second post
>was the fastest gun
Not "is"
>like a toaster finishing the execution of a guilty slice of bread
I can hear the sound effect as if I was in a round of SS13 myself. Fuck
>Is that thing loaded?
Remember the lesson Somewhere in Nevada taught us: "An empty gun is still a gun."
>'rebranding'
?
>A way to really put my own unique character out there for the audience
"Quirky AI assistant that has degrees of maliciousness" is not unique in the slightest

>>4832311
>>4832320
Sixty-third post
>a large hole, the size of a person's head
“Listening to Ministry is like having a nine inch nail hammered into your head like a hole.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_discography
[YouTube] Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole (embed)
>scuttling away on little crabby legs
Cool, we should pet it more often. Thanks Discount Dan!
>happily dictates instructions
I'm glad our future cocksleeve and bright spot of our facility is so good at being a teacher
>bags under his eyes
He deserves it
>feeling somewhat more sentient
He didn't before? Did all the fluids and puzzle solving we do give him humanity points or some shit?
>Would help if they paid more attention sometimes
There's a lot you can miss in a given round of SS13, even now when populations are dead again after Ssethtide 2 years ago
>"A manual as thick as she is."
P e r f e c t
>I'll regret this tomorrow morning
Have no regrets in life my dude
>Acquisitions sometimes turns up empty or not at all with new anomalies
This can be either a good thing or a bad thing if we're tight on quota and energy production in a given day where a new anomaly could be make-or-break, which shouldn't be anytime soon with how we're playing
>too experienced to keel over just like the old men that they are
An old chad is still a chad
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>>4833001
Sixty-fourth post
>drew this for you
Thanks Mr. "I may be the creative type, but I'm not that talented"
>"Do you like it?"
Yes. Please draw more in the future

>>4833057
Sixty-fifth post
>good set of names
Completely original and not used before
>Somehow, they seem to fit the type of work you're doing perfectly
Pic related
>seem like the type of person who should be wearing one
Oh yeah, there was a hat offer or something in a past catalog. I don't wanna go full TF2 with the hats though, we're still in the earlygame
>exhale softly out of your nose. Snrk.
We need more bro moments and less bruh moments

>>4834306
>>4834374
Sixty-sixth post
See >>4834763

>>4834386
Sixty-seventh post
See >>4834763

>>4834892
Sixty-eighth post
See >>4834914

>>4835010
Sixty-ninth post
See >>4835028

>>4835123
>>4835152
Seventieth post
See >>4835290

>>4835985
Seventy-first post
See >>4835980

>>4836384
Seventy-second post
See >>4836902

>>4837023
Seventy-third post
See >>4837075

>>4837025
Seventy-fourth post
See >>4837075

>>4838613
Seventy-fifth post
See >>4839171

>>4838640
Seventy-sixth post
See >>4839171

>>4838681
Seventy-seventh post
See >>4839171

>>4838701
Seventy-eighth post
See >>4839189

>>4838712
Seventy-ninth post
See >>4839189

>>4838729
Eightieth post
See >>4839190

>>4844681
Eighty-first post
See >>4845155

>>4844703
Eighty-second post
See >>4845155
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Stopping here for now
I suggest rereading the occasional text that shows up during an anomaly work, seeing as it is the exact same thing as in Lobotomy Corp where relevant text appears below the containment unit during a work.
Remember once workday ends to address Ben's bullshit, as well as the items recovered offscreen from the abandoned office space on the first floor, as well as the items recovered offscreen from the second floor rooms such as the medical area (since I bet they did that without telling us too).
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>>4853403
I'll compile some of the work text for easy reading. Or at least noteworthy text. Also, you said you have an insight on the hints, might spilling the beans?

OCCUPIED! DO NOT ENTER!
>An absolutely unbreakable barrier, physically. Mentally...

RIGIRIOUS LESSONS FROM AN ABSENT TEACHER
>All over again. He repeats. He repeats (google translate of the second performance text)
>It requires a certain type of person, a certain intellect, to properly appreciate music.
>All over again, with feeling. (google translate of the first performance text)

THE RED CONNECTION
>"Dropping immediately and covering exposed skin provides..."
>It'd be a shame for nobody else to hear your last words.
>"Check there" (Proverit' tam seems to be russian.)
>For a moment, the Red Connection isn't so lonely anymore.

FINAL FLASH OF EXISTENCE
>What sort of things will human beings do out of love?
>One tender moment, shared between me and her. Just this last moment, please.

THE CROOK
>Just another day, I'll get out of this rusted cage that I'm in...
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>>4853413
>Red Connection
More anti-war sentiment. Pick up on the messages. Talk about nuclear war and its consequences on individuals, and try to help by giving advice and providing support. Assume in some cases that these are the last words the person will hear before the imminent fission blaze disintegrates them. This'll lead us to PICK UP Epiphany where those that died to atomic weapons, or due to the fallout/aftermath of said weapons at work, are not alone. The HANG UP Epiphany is more war, more suffering, more things that... that enable and enforce the M.A.D. World to happen, but on an individual scale and not a weapon scale. Sowing misinformation, fear, paranoia, personal suffering, and so on.
The anomaly was "found in a burned house" and appears burned and badly damaged via M.A.D. World goggles. I think goggles invert things, making clean be damaged and damaged be clean, safe be unsafe and unsafe be safe, and so on. That damage is how the phone would have been in that burned house, if it wasn't an anomaly. Both times Employee I picked up the phone it was the same CIA guy Davidson, and he recognized Employee I both times. This shows a degree of sentience, if the beings that call through the Red Connection are all parts/voices of the anomaly itself, or shows the people seem to have some degree of reality if they're able to remember people across spaced-out phone calls like this. If we can have somebody that picked up the phone call pick it up again and it turns out the same person, then that shows consistency AND shows that the calls are related to the people that are near the phone to pick it up in the first place. This means it is aware of the beings around it despite being a phone, which shows a degree of sentience as well. This also bears further investigation.


>Occupied!
He leaves the iron maiden, we give him all the moral support he needs? "Yohan willingly entered this public Executioner model, stating that this was his most powerful act of rebellion against the outside world." If we can figure out what that rebellion was instigated by first, it might help us to understand how better to show him the empathy and secure that EMPATHY Epiphany when the time is right. MOCKERY is, of course, the opposite where we make him regret ever being outside the iron maiden and simultaneously reinforce his beliefs and ideals that made him become an anomaly in the first place.
Alternatively, I could be getting it twisted. Deprivation/Repression is denying an anomaly/abno's desires and reasons for being. For Occupied! the seemingly-positive choice of helping him out of the iron maiden (coming out of the closet lmao) might be negative or harmful, as it would perpetuate more suffering on him by introducing him back to what caused him to go into the iron maiden in the first place. It's interesting how you can interpret this various ways, but I figure there's parts of it that are set up to be right.
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>>4853413
>Final Flash
ENFORCE LAW is using guys, police-like lawful people, light, revealing, judging, condemning, telling him he's wrong to love women in the way that he does. There is no salvation in doing that; there's only going further down the spiral into damnation. Telling him that isn't love either, that nobody wants him to murder them. That the last moment somebody has doesn't have to be shared forcefully by him. Or something?
ABYSS GAZE will most likely involve a girl dying to him, perhaps willingly? Darkness, accepting, comforting. Final Flash of Existence is... the moment before somebody dies, when somebody might feel the most alive. Final Flash feels the most alive and rapturous when a woman is dying to him? He seems to understand what he did was wrong, or does he? His intro line was "No. No, no, no, no. They were my SALVATION. When do they FALL?" which now makes me think the "they" are women he goes after like a serial rapist/murderer.

>The Crook
Give therapy to the alcoholic wild west cowboy guy, or something? Still lacking info, but what Mr. Browning said seems to relate to him. Drunk people lay on the ground, on their back, stumbling and falling, like turned-over insects. They cannot stand on their own two feet... as long as something keeps them on their back. And you gotta stand properly to shoot straight. The alcohol needs to end one day. That's how I see his "positive" Epiphany path.
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>>4853449
>>4853454
Seems like we're already on the path of PICK UP and EMPATHY(?) with the first two (any clue on the funny piano?) but I want to think about what might make the most sense for Final Flash.

ENFORCE LAW feels like it'll keep pissing off the abnormality a lot if what you're saying is right. Considering this is the only anomaly we have that has breached so far, it's worrisome to keep pushing it. Especially if it's getting stronger. But killing someone with it is both incredibly bad for morale and trustworthiness with the employees unless we find a Doobie tier employee who is a girl and doesn't care.
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>>4853512
>any clue on the funny piano?
lol nope
>Especially if it's getting stronger
We don't know if it is or not. That could be the goggles doing it, or that A is simply stronger than F physically.
>unless we find a Doobie tier employee who is a girl and doesn't care
Maybe hire a drone or two and hope we score girls to throw at Final Flash to test things out? We have yet to have a male use the flashlight and go full Deprive work and play the bad cop. I think our unfriendly neighborhood italian plumber is the man for the job when the time comes.
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>>4853527
Good point. I mean, A supposedly has retard strength but at the same time...even fucking JUN could get away from it. There's three possibilities
>A: It's a matter of just strength. But if even fucking Jun could get out of it's grasp, then I'm not sure about that.
>B: It's strength depends on it's mood. While appeased, it's weak, but it's pissed off while agitated and goes full tard strength
>C: Googles pissed it off something fierce and made it go retard strength mode.
>Hire a drone or two
Good idea. That is, if we have the option. Considering we didn't have the option to get them last catalog and we lost goodwill with them, we might not be able to.

We should probably be getting hints for the piano, at least, if people will actually bother WORKING ON THE DAMN THING. Since this should be our fourth or fifth actual work on it.
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>>4853530
>possibilities
I say it's either B or C
>lost goodwill
Then we can simply gain goodwill back. We can try doing something for M-Company that'll get us 1-2 goodwill, but that'll lose us 1 goodwill with R-Company. This way our goodwill will be 0-1 with M, and 1 with R. I think appeasing both factions is the way to play this out. Doesn't seem like B-Company has any active rivals like M and R are with each other
>at least, if people will actually bother WORKING ON THE DAMN THING
I already gave my opinions and ideas on possible Enable and Deprive works on the piano that aren't playing it or getting a lesson.

On another note, I checked and saw that I have 131 posts in this thread and the QM has 83. Makes me want to stop posting forever. Feels bad man
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>>4853539
Dude, half of the fun of this thread is talking to people like you and trying to figure out how abnormalities work. Discussion usually has more posts than a QM posting something or making a meme about it.
Also the only way I could see B-Company having a rival ship with anyone is if there's some company that's pacifistic but considering this is Lobotomy Corp + SS13? Near impossible.
also I'm mostly just annoyed at S moreso than anything.

Hopefully we can calm down Final Flash and make it stop having a tard fit. We need to end this day soon, there's too much bad mojo.
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So even with Francine's prepared and M.A.D world final flash really fucked her up... Something's changing, that's for sure, I guess if we want to know for sure we could send A at it again in the same conditions but that seems like a patented bad idea unless we were trying to dispose of her... And despite her flaws, I'd rather not throw someone away on something so pointless. Especially because I personally suspect she has more than one +Violence.
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Hold on. I think the M.A.D goggles might be inverting the situation that's perceived, things that are weak become strong, things that are dark become bright, what does this say about the M.A.D world epiphany? Who knows, all I know is that Final Flash was not scared angry or sad during that interaction. Also, the goggles made them look very handsome kek.
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>>4853562
I mean, that might be a possibility, but on the other hand we've only seen visual changes. Not physical. Also the abnormality is CLEARLY some extreme emotion and we've only seen this when it's mad.
>The goggles made them look very handsome kek.
To be fair, F isn't exactly in the best physical or mental mind state. She might've actually thought he was handsome.
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