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TEST DIVE #5








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A: There’s a Storm on the Horizon
A brainstorm. On advice about the ingenuity of multi person parties, and from admitted lack of understanding of many needs of organics, URSULA has selected you and a partner (or partners) to go to one of the observatories with food, beds, and recording devices to have a jam session for ideas about missions.

You are not to leave the room until you have some good ones. So get cracking! Start suggesting to one another what the base needs to do.

Or get horribly, horribly sidetracked and possibly a little crazy at being locked up together with the ocean staring at you. Judging.

B: The Abysmal Sea
You’re stranded.

One of the planet’s troublesome signal-interfering pulses has just made your communication devices 100% nonfunctional. No matter how you try to call URSULA for help, she isn’t able to respond. The database strapped to your wrist is just a useless chunk of metal now, leaving you without a useful library of knowledge to survive off. If you were driving any underwater vehicle prior to this point, it’s broken down. And unless you’re a mechanic, it’ll be pretty hard to get it jumpstarted again.

Don’t fret! The communication systems always come online eventually, so if you stay put, it’ll boot back up and give you directions straight back to base so you can finally get home. But can you really afford to stay put? The sunlight’s slowly streaming out of the sky, leaving the waters darker and darker with each passing second. Soon, you won’t be able to see five feet in front of you, and the only warning you’ll get of any approaching threat is through sound, if they even make any.

You have a few choices: take a daring risk and try swimming back to base, but on the off-chance you don’t remember the directions correctly from before you were cut off, you’re going to get even more lost, in the darkness of the night no less. Or, you could huddle in, with any friends if they were unfortunate enough to be with you, and start focusing on getting warm. Because spending the night out here in the vast oceans with the entire world against you is becoming a very, very real possibility.

C: Test Drive Test Dives
The Robotics section of the laboratory needs your help! Whether you were a poor sap who got dragged into it or love working on robots, this is your time to shine!

A few suits need testing to get the kinks out of them. And you know, figure out how they work in general. So be a dear and get in one so the others can watch you flail around and discover how it works.

If you're not into being a crash test dummy, you can help do repair work, analyze blueprints of various underwater vehicles, bring in scrap metal to work with or maybe just try painting the Seamoth neon pink.

D: Hunting Trip
The crew has been given a special mission on Mountain Island. While visiting, you were approached by Aurora survivor and fast-food worker Jenn, owner of the adorable tabby cat Glitter. She asks you to hunt a horrorsloth down for her. This particular horrorsloth has a scar across its face in the form of several cat marks which explains why Jenn wants it dead. It has a personal vendetta against Glitter and has already tried to kill her several times. Jenn has been able to heal the injuries so far but she’s worried that next time she won’t be so lucky.

So Jenn gives you anything you want from fellow survivor and Lead Programmer Naoko’s gun supplies and points you into the dangerous jungle forests where the Catkiller spends its time. Do you have what it takes to avoid poisonous tree pods and deadly Shrubbacks? Can you find your way through the dark and twisted woods? Or will you find yourselves hunted by the very creature you are trying to take out?

Do it for Glitter.

E: THE AURORA
Quiet except for the creaks and rumbles as the ship settles and shifts, the sound of Reapers screaming in the distance every so often, the Aurora is a creepy place to visit for a mission. The remains of those crew members not buried, and the belongings of many others, still litter the ship's halls. It might be nice to remove any skeletons you find.

Of course, their misfortune is your opportunity to catch up on some reading, browse whatever video games they left, get medical supplies and enjoy the comforts they no longer need.

But is it possible the Aurora is haunted? Surely not. Except sometimes you might hear voices from far away. It might just be the people you came on board with, unless they're with you. Or it might be a Cave Crawler knocking over some recording device. You're not too scared to check, right?

F: RAINY SEASON
When it rains, it pours. Rainy days tend to be the worst. Although you can go swimming in them, the intense storms of Iniidae stir up shallower waters making them murky and difficult to see through. And what if lightning hit? No one wants the first death to be lightning. Are you going to risk that? Probably. If you do, take care of yourself and bring a buddy!

But if you're the type to hole up in a storm, either by choice or because you were unlucky enough to be out in it, now is a good chance to get creative with your use of time! Maybe a game of charades will brighten up the rainy day? If you're on the base it might be extra crowded today so get to know your neighbors! If you're on an island, you could build a mud castle! Just don't go stircrazy.




BASED ON CODE BY TESSISAMESS AND SUPERSUITS


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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-03 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[ With weather like this disrupting any productivity and, frankly, putting Alex in a bit of a sour mood, she's desperate for anything to distract her from boredom. Like... Music! And, God, if getting out of this place is as easy as finding some tapes that need winding, she's going to be a little pissed.

The music sounds good as she follows it up to the observatory, though, not broken or skipping. She still can't help but feel disappointed when she spots a real-actual person playing it. Alex tries not to let it show, because wow, rude. It isn't too hard with how genuinely impressed she is. ]


Woah, you're awesome! What is that? [ She's never seen a euphonium, or at the very least, doesn't know its name. ]
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-04 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
[ startled, kumiko jumps slightly at the interruption. she isn't used to people who aren't a Band Geek™ listening to her music, so it takes a few seconds for the praise to sink in. oh. ]

No, no, I'm average. [ ugh she probably shouldn't downplay herself like that, certain people would get mad. ] This is an euphonium.
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-04 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ Alex bows her head slightly in apology. Was this supposed to private? Woops. But she's inviting herself further into the room, anyway. ]

You sounded great to me, but what do I know? [ Not like she can play any instruments herself. ] It looks totally heavy.
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-04 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
You get used to the weight.

[ she sets it down on her lap since she isn't actively playing it anymore. ]

And it's a lot lighter than like... a tuba.
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-04 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
That makes sense. Like holding a baby. A big... Shiny baby. [ what an awkward thing to say uhhhhh ]

I tried to play bass once but it made my fingers cramp up.
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-04 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
[ kumiko does not hold a lot of babies, but she nods her head regardless. people treat their instruments like babies, so sure. that could be a completely accurate comparison. ]

That's because you need to keep playing it until you're used to it. It's like when you exercise and all your muscles hurt at first. [ a pause. ] I think that's how exercising works.
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-04 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
[ Alex snickers. ] I usually take pain as a sign to quit stuff.

So - are you in a band or something?
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-04 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm in my school's orchestra band. We're practicing for regionals!

[ she slumps a little. ]

Not that... regionals really matter when you're not even on Earth...
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-04 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
Sure they do! And with playing like that, I bet you'll knock 'em dead!

[ her expression visibly falters. is that the appropriate phrase with this kind of music. is that appropriate with Alex's experience with ghosts. is it good to say it matters when it's probably going on without her. is she even good Alex is not a good judge! ]
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-04 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, if you were a judge at the competition I would probably be a lot less nervous about it...

[ whether or not that is a compliment or not is up in the air. kumiko never knows what she's saying half the time anyway. ]

Oh! I'm Kumiko Oumae, by the way.
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-05 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
That sounds like a lot of responsibility. We have a talent show at school and I feel like after every performance I'm like "first place!"

I'm Alex. Nice to meet you!
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-05 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sure some people would be happy with that kind of judge.

[ ... kumiko would want to win for real though. so. ]

Have you been here for long? I'm kind of new myself.

[ just adjusting. to aliens. and ocean everywhere. and also aliens. ]
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-05 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Until they realize it's a fifty-person tie.

I'm... Yeah, I'm new. [ She thinks so, anyway. As far as she remembers. WHO KNOWS, REALLY. Alex has some... timeline difficulties. ] Pretty different from what I'm used to.
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-06 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
That's an understatement... I feel like they grabbed the wrong person with me.

[ not that she knows who or what "grabbed" her but... kumiko is a normal high school student. she does not belong in space. ]
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-06 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
It definitely seems unfair.

[ Alex tries to be pragmatic about the injustices and unfairness of the world, but. Better to be optimistic. Especially for a near-stranger. ] But - hey! I bet there's something only you can do.
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-06 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks. That's doubtful though.

[ although she is probably the only euphonium player here?

why is she always the euphonium girl. ]
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-06 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe they need a theme song! [ because surely playing an instrument is the same as being a musical composer ]
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-06 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
I'm completely useless then. I don't write music.
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[personal profile] allsetfree 2016-11-06 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Then maybe they need... Someone to play the theme they're still writing!

[ yeah okay that sounds fake. ] Look, I'm doing my best.
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[personal profile] euphonos 2016-11-06 12:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry! [ dang... yeah, kumiko is being rude here.

again. ]


Haha... what about you? What do you like to do?