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Safe For Work Worm Ideas thread

Discussion in 'CW Index' started by Prince Charon, Mar 19, 2014.

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  1. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Weird thought: Tattletale is arrested and sentenced to community service as an Emotional Support Person for a girl who is believed to have survived a suicide attempt. The girl, Taylor Hebert, is avoiding talking about it, but Lisa pretty quickly realizes that while Taylor is some degree of suicidal (as well as being a newly-triggered parahuman), she did not try to kill herself. Rather, she survived a murder attempt that looked like a suicide attempt, and just doesn't think anyone would believe her if she contradicted them.
     
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  2. evildice

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    Moving this from the Stories You Just Gave Up On thread ...

    Honestly is anyone surprised that WB says things as WoG which are not consistent with canon?
     
  3. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Not surprising at all, he's been doing that for a while.
     
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  4. The Rat

    The Rat Versed in the lewd.

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    I had a safe-ish idea that I wanted to share.

    ********

    Untitled ship story

    ************

    Lisa woke up in an unfamiliar place. She was laying on a pad sticking out of the wall and hanging in the air. The pad was not shaped with a human body in mind and wasn't the most comfortable thing. She was still in her Tattletale costume and there was nothing to indicate that she was restrained by anything.

    There was an older man laying on another pad across the small room. The room itself was a little off for some reason. {Room was designed for humanoids by a nonhuman mind.}

    Shaking the thought off she focused on the screen above the bed that the man was sleeping on. {Screen is showing vital signs of bed occupants. Is not calibrated to human norms. Language on screen is not a known Earth language or alphabet.}

    Yeah, she's was not touching that at the moment and focused her attention onto the man. He was wearing business casual clothes and was pretty fit. More than likely he was a LEO that was working a desk job but kept himself in shape for some reason. He was also slowly awakening.

    She saw him surreptitiously case the room like she had earlier and was just as unfamiliar with it as she was. She felt that she might as well greet him and slowly sat up dangling her legs toward the floor.

    "Hi there," Lisa said with her friendliest smile. The man blinked at her and sat up as well. Interestingly enough, he was familiar with her appearance but didn't have much contact with her.

    "Hello, I don't suppose you know where we are?" The man asked looking around the room.

    "You're in the infirmary of my ship," an unknown woman's voice startled them. They turned to face a lanky teenager who was dirty and had greasy brown stringy hair standing in a doorway that they had not spotted before it opened.

    "Who are you?" he asked before Lisa could do the same, "why did you bring us here?"

    "Ah, Taylor," Taylor answered absently, "you were hurt and I brought you here to heal." Lisa had a flash of memory. They were being chased by Lung and she had been thrown off her ride and impacted a wall.

    "Thanks for the save," Tattletale said, "by the way you can call me Tattletale."

    "Colin Wallis, did you build this ship?" Colin asked as he looked around, "why?"

    "I wanted to be a hero but Sophia caused my trigger and the Protectorate knows about it and have me listed as a villain," Taylor answered.

    "What?" Colin asked shocked. This was something that he felt that he would have known if it was true.

    "If I said anything, then they would say that I was a villain trying to unmask a Ward," Taylor answered sadly, "so I decided to hunker down and build up so that I would be powerful enough that the villain label won't have any affect on me and the gangs will be too afraid of me to try something but, Coil found out about me somehow and has been trying to flush me out before I'm ready. So I have to move my timeline up a little faster than I'd like." Taylor kept rambling on as she walked down the hallway unnoticing that her two guests had stopped and stared at each other. Mr. Wallis didn't look happy at what she had said.

    "Do you know what she's talking about?" Tattletale asked the man who she was certain was part of the PRT now.

    "No I don't and it doesn't make sense to me," Collin replied, "if she's a good a tinker as this ship implies, nothing short of murder would get her labeled as a villain."

    "And if she's good enough? They might look the other way if they could cover it up right?" Tattletale smirked. Colin grimaced but she could see his unspoken agreement with her statement.

    "Hey guys, you should really stick close to me," Taylor said as she returned to where they had stopped, "this ship is still not finished yet and it could be dangerous to wonder about without me."

    "Sorry, we were discussing something and lost track of you," Tattletale answered, "where are we going now?"

    "I've only got the captain's quarters finished enough that someone can stay there," Taylor answered her, "so the three of us will have to hot bunk it unless Mr. Wallis wants to stay in the infirmary to sleep."

    "I'll take that in consideration," Colin said, "how long before the ship is ready to get underway?"

    "I've finally got enough mass in matter containment to get her air worthy and have the stealth systems working. So I set the auto repair systems to fabricate and install everything. Now I have time to get a shower before we sneak out and start mining the ocean for all of the trash that matter storage can hold. I want a few ships built before I make my first appearance. Dad always said that you needed to negotiate from a position of strength."

    "Or at least give the illusion of one," Tattletale added, "but what about us?"

    "I don't have the time to drop you off and get out of town before it's too late," Taylor answered honestly, "but once I get things started I can get something done to take you back home."

    Her two guests were stunned by her answers as they arrived at the Captain's quarters and she slipped into the bathroom and closed the door behind her.

    "Did she just Shanghai us?" Tattletale wondered outloud, "you don't happen to have anything that we can use to get out of here do you?" She asked him looking at him expectantly.

    "I've got an emergency transponder that might broadcast our location to anyone who can listen in on the PRT and Protectorate frequencies," Colin said, "but it's range and other limitations would mean that they could only get our rough area and depending on how well hidden this thing is; they might not even find us even if they were right on top of us. That's if it could get a signal through the walls of this thing. Besides I can't help but be curious about what she is doing."

    "Damn and there's nothing I could do to get help either," Tattletale sighed, "I don't think that she's malicious and I admit that I'm a little curious too."

    "Curious about what?" Taylor asked as she toweled her hair. She looked worlds better than she did when she had entered the bathroom. Her hair was shiny and curly with any split ends eliminated. She was wearing a new pair of gray coveralls and her face and hands were cleaned of all stains.

    "Curious about where we're going next," Tattletale answered not missing a beat.

    "Oh we're going out to sea and my mining beams will be extracting all of the trash from the ocean water." Taylor responded.

    "Mining beams? What would that do to a person caught in them?" Tattletale asked shocked. Mr. Wallis looked on curiously at her statement.

    "Don't worry, they're Manton limited," Taylor reassured them, "you can stand in the beam and it won't remove any of the trace metals in your bodies or any metal that is covered by flesh. You might lose any metal fillings if you keep your mouth open very long though."

    Taylor had led them to the bridge during their talk and walked to the pilot's chair.

    "So how high a level tinker do you think she is?" Tattletale asked the thoughtful man.

    "Probably atomic disassembly and assembly and no knowing what she can make," he muttered, "at this point, assuming that Taylor only needs raw materials to work with."

    "And even with her mining beams being Manton limited, any tinker, troopers or gang members would be stripped of their gear and be vulnerable to what ever she has cooked up," Tattletale concluded.

    "Guys you're going to miss it," Taylor called out from the bridge. The two joined her in the cramped room and stared out of a tiny window as the ship lifted off and seemed to fly away unnoticed by the people milling around the area it had been hidden.

    The ship moved smoothly to the sea. It's speed not felt by the occupants. Taylor focused more on the instruments she was flying by than the small amount that could be seen through the window. Her hands danced across the controls as the ship slowed down and the beams engaged.

    "I've programmed the computer to avoid anything that could potentially be a shipwreck. Those are considered maritime graves right?"

    "There are a lot of factors that go into whether a wreck is considered a grave or not but better to be safe than sorry," Colin answered. Suddenly a discordant tone sounded from the ship. Taylor's hands began to frantically move across the controls.

    "What's going on?" Colin asked tightly.

    "The beams hit something with a lot of matter in it," Taylor answered, "I'm having trouble getting the assemblers to work through the materials before they fill up the matter storage space."

    "How much material are we talking about?" Colin asked curiously looking over her shoulder trying to discern anything he could from the display in front of Taylor.

    "A massive amount," Taylor responded, "I've already used all that I needed to complete the first phase of construction of this ship and I have started working on the tier one upgrades that I had planned for the ship."

    "Guys, the Simurgh is heading this way," Tattletale's voice disturbed the beginning of the conversation between Taylor and Colin.

    "Do you have anything to fire at her?" Colin asked jumping to the question he felt was the most important.

    "This is a mining ship," Taylor answered shaking her head, "it doesn't have any weapons."

    "We better start running then," Tattletale said, "she's gaining on us." Taylor responded by turning the ship around and flooring it. The Simurgh increased its own speed and began to eat the miles between them.

    "Is there anything that you can do?" Colin asked Taylor as a piece of debris from a cloud of them orbiting the Simurgh nearly hit the ship as it flung the debris at the retreating ship. Tattletale had a moment of inspiration at that point.

    "Can you get rid of some of her ammunition with the beams?" Tattletale asked.

    "Give me a moment." Taylor answered, "I need to widen the beams parameters and hope that there's nothing alive in the cloud."

    When Taylor fired the beams again something very striking happened. A large chunk of the pursuing false angel disappeared along with the cloud of debris circling it.

    "I thought that you said that it would not harm living things," Colin said in surprise.

    "It shouldn't have," Taylor answered mesmerized by the damage done even as an even louder alarm started to blare.

    "The Simurgh is not alive and not human," Tattletale had an epiphany, "that's why the beams did a number on it."

    "What?" Colin exclaimed at that revelation as Taylor was typing away furiously.

    "The beams are Manton limited and yet they have an effect on an Endbringer. QED the Endbringers can not be alive," Tattletale concluded. Colin didn't look convinced but he had more pressing problems at the moment.

    "Taylor what is that alarm about?" Colin asked Taylor.

    "Matter storage is overloaded," Taylor answered stressed, "I'm going to have to vent it as plasma."

    Suddenly a stream of plasma shot out of the rear of the ship catching the startled Endbringer by surprise and slicing off a few of its wings before it gathered its wits and fled back into orbit a shadow of what it once was.

    "I thought that you said that there was no weapons on this ship?" Colin said tersely.

    "It wasn't a weapon," Taylor said contritely, "it was just emergency matter venting."

    "We need to work on your definition of weapons," Tattletale sighed.

    *********

    That's what I've got so far in this one. I'm worried that Taylor is too OP in the idea and I don't know how to make it an interesting story if I was going to make it into a full story.
     
  5. Necrovore

    Necrovore Know what you're doing yet?

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    Could try a comedy. Taylor has already given her goals and is detached enough not to realize how scary she already is. Run with it and use Lisa and Colin as the main points of view. They can be shown as the normal person dragged along in a crazy situation. They story doesn't need to be a massive epic in length on par with the source material, you already have a good way to deal with the endbringers, make the primary conflict of the story be trying to help Taylor overcome her lack of self-esteem and managing public perception and comedic misunderstandings so that she can be the hero she dreamed of being as a kid. You could have a fun subplot of the friendship between Lisa and Colin developing as they both deal with their respective world views and situations, being forced to get over any disagreements so they can work together to deal with what Taylor is doing. Just treat it like a movie instead of a multi season TV series.
     
  6. kinofthehunt

    kinofthehunt Not too sore, are you?

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    so i have to ask is this the thread i post worm cyoa(not the lewd worm cyoa) builds or is that somewhere else?
     
  7. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    I don't think there's a dedicated thread for that, but as long as it's safe for work (even though you shouldn't be browsing this forum at work anyway, unless you have a rather strange job), I would say that CYOA builds count as ideas, or at least as parts of ideas.
     
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  8. kinofthehunt

    kinofthehunt Not too sore, are you?

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    worm cyoa build that no-one wants to make or hasn't figured out is viable with minor rule bending

    CYOA: Worm CYOA 3rd revision

    Difficulty: GM(God Mode) +10

    Power's
    Lesser: Apprentice: Will(fable)* Thaumaturgy(Nasuverse)** -5(mental archive)
    Twins (Uber)(jailbreak's 1: all powers are not from a shard(no way will i let someone say this was shard run power), 2: you keep the skills(only because the Gamer without this might not keep them)) -4

    Greater: Crossover(Arceus(Pokemon)) -4(end result is true God Mode after it finally reaches full power)
    Gamer -4


    Perks:Shattered Limiters -2(no clue why this was removed from the list your powers won't stop growing unless it's a crossover power and some of those are semi-op yet have a hard limit)
    Charles Atlas Superpowers -1
    Comic Book Pretty -1
    Man of Mystery -1
    Special snowflake -1

    Drawbacks:Case 53(Arceus(Pokemon)(anthro(use the opposite gender of what you are that'll make it work as a non-helpful Change it might even hinder you))Non-human genetics as well)) +2
    Wildbow? whats a wildbow +2
    Without a map +1
    Wanted +2(E88)(hookpuppy wants pc dead because not white and to them pc is not human(if you use the rule thats fannon for crossover their right) and to eveyone else your a Case 53) +1(ABB) +1(Merchants) +2(prt)(person of interest)

    *(it's not listed but it fit's everyone has it just no way to use it or not enough of it)
    **there is no god now just the [ROOT] and maybe MEoDP(you really need to look up the nasuverse's godkillers)
     
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    evildice (Verified d4)

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    Are you implying anyone had a normal job over this past year?
     
  10. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    That deserves a Hugs rating, but this forum cannot afford them.
     
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  11. The Rat

    The Rat Versed in the lewd.

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    Untitled Ship Story 2

    *******

    Lisa toweled her hair as she stepped out of the bathroom. She had taken the opportunity provided by Taylor going to manually check the matter storage and configuring some harvester drones to go after the Simurgh's clipped wings to take a shower.

    After her shower, she had traded her costume for a set of the surprisingly comfortable grey jumpsuits that Taylor had made. It was interesting to realize that the clothes that she was wearing now had been trash floating in the ocean just a few minutes ago.

    "Tattletale?" Colin asked hesitantly. Lisa had foregone her mask and was showing her face unobscured to him and he was confused by that choice.

    "Call me Lisa," she answered with a small smile, "I figured out who you are in the shower and thought that I should probably give you a little quid pro quo. Thinker remember? I just apologize for not getting it early but other things were pressing me at the moment."

    "Are you sure that revealing yourself to me is wise?" Colin questioned, "what about later when we're off the ship?" She could tell that he was uncomfortable with the knowledge of her civilian identity.

    "I don't think that either one of us will be getting off this ride until the end," Lisa sighed, "nothing is going to be the same when we finally get home. Even where we think of as home is probably going to be different."

    "Do you really think that Taylor is going to change things that much?" Colin said as he began to pace around the room. She shook her head; he was already thinking about it on some level but she figured that she was going to have to spell it out to get him to acknowledge it.

    "You know what kind of havoc that this ship of hers could play on a city; even with the beams Manton limited," Lisa pointed out, "and to her it's just a simple unarmed civilian mining ship. Who knows what a ship that she would consider lightly armed could do."

    "I don't want to think about it. She wants to be a hero," Colin replied, "it would be best if we encouraged that line of thinking."

    "She's also convinced that she can't be a hero, which is something that we should definitely discuss later," Lisa said, "you're a tinker not a thinker but, just think about what she could do if someone was dumb enough to press her. The amount of damage that just this ship could do to a city."

    "She could ruin the infrastructure of a city even though the beams are Manton limited. According to how it works, she could probably remove a building from around a person easily," Colin stated, "but, why would she believe that we already have her listed as a villain?"

    "It was a lie. At least mostly? She was bullied. Probably by a popular person and she was not." Lisa concluded, "it was almost certainly her versus them and the people who were responsible for her well being probably believed them over her. She had no support from the authorities and nothing that she tried changed things for the better."

    "What about her parents?" Colin asked Lisa,"surely they would have done something to defend her." He sat rather uncomfortably in the chair at the desk in the captain's quarters.

    "They're dead or otherwise out of the picture," Lisa answered, "if either one of them was alive and nearby; she would have taken them with her and we would have seen them by now."

    "You're sure that they are dead?" Colin asked cautiously, "they might be estranged somehow."

    "It just doesn't feel like it fits. Taylor is homeless but she's not resentful of her parents," Lisa muttered, "and if they were in jail or something like that. Taylor would have gone there so soon as she could and got them out."

    "What if they were being kept someplace that made it hard for her to get to?" Colin asked grasping at straws.

    "I don't think that the Birdcage is enough to keep her from her parents if that was the case," Lisa answered, "do you think that it could hold up to a determined assault from her?"

    "No I don't. So what, homeless girl, being bullied by someone and the authorities not doing anything about it?" Colin summarized, "and then someone learned that she was a parahuman and fed her that line?"

    "Most likely," Lisa answered, "and we've got to convince her that she can be the hero she wants to be. No difficulty there right?" Lisa sighed exasperatedly as she sat on the desk facing him.

    "I wish that I could contact Dragon. She's better with people than I am," Colin sighed and looked Lisa in the eyes, "out of curiosity, why are you insistent on making Taylor a hero instead of a villain? I mean you are one yourself."

    "It wasn't by choice," Lisa replied, "but, Taylor is scary enough with just what she could do. Her being a villain would be to much and someone would do something stupid that would cost everyone a lot. So the question is how do we make the public think that she's a hero?"

    "I normally would be the last person to say this," Colin replied, "but, it would probably be best in the short term if she didn't join the Protectorate. I would push for being an affiliate but not too hard."

    "You recognized the name Sophia didn't you?" Lisa smirked as Colin grimaced, "so someone over claiming the influence that she had?"

    "It's certainly possible," Colin said tersely, "we'd have to do some serious investigation and cleaning out before we could make a serious overture to her."

    "Realpolitik speaking from you?" Lisa said, "I didn't expect it from you and your more correct than you know. Coil has people in the PRT. It's one of the reasons why I didn't just run to you when I had the chance." Colin's scowl deepened at her revelation of Coil's infiltration of the PRT.

    "Another problem that needs to be dealt with," he groused before sighing, "so we agree that the best route would be to encourage Taylor to be an independent hero?"

    "Yeah that's what I would advise," Lisa answered.

    "What would you advise?" Taylor asked as she returned to the captain's quarters.

    "We were discussing encouraging you to be an independent heroine," Colin replied guilelessly.

    "Oh," Taylor said blankley, "I see...."

    "What was your initial plan going forward with the PRT?" Lisa asked her.

    "Ah, I was going to offer them the plans for a couple of the simpler things that I could build," Taylor answered, "a flying ambulance and a troop transport with the weapons system stripped out but the hard points still intact. I would offer a contract to make them if they didn't want to make any themselves."

    "An interesting start but why would you think that they would be able to build their own?" Lisa asked. Colin sat thinking about it.

    "They should be able to make around ninety percent of the craft with just off the shelf parts with little modifications and could buy the components that they needed to finish from me or get some tinkertech replacements from some of their affiliates like Dragon," Taylor answered.

    "She would definitely be interested in that. She probably would want to buy a contract to produce them if they are mass producible," Colin spoke up.

    "So I guess that's the carrot," Lisa mused, "so what's the stick for your negotiations?"

    "I have a couple of impressive looking but lightly armed ships for an escort," Taylor answered with a satisfied smile, "without a crew, they can only do simple automated tasks though. So just following the mining ship around." Lisa silently wondered what Taylor would consider lightly armed.

    "You've already built them?" Colin asked impressed, "that's impressive."

    "I got a lot from harvesting the wings that the Simurgh left behind," Taylor answered proudly, "I've even put some decent shields on this one in case the Simurgh attacks us again."

    "Really! That's a relief," Lisa said, she had a feeling that what most people would call overkill would just qualify as decent to Taylor; "all you need now is a good costume and a cape name."

    "Why are you helping me to be a hero?" Taylor demanded.

    "Someone lied to you," Colin replied, "as far as I know you aren't listed as a villain by the PRT."

    "Really?" Taylor asked him; "you mean that Sophia didn't?"

    "It's unlikely that she has enough influence to have done that," Lisa responded for him, "you probably wasn't even on the PRT's radar at all."

    "Until now," Colin interjected, "something this big isn't going to be missed. I wish that I could get in contact with Dragon. She'd know how to handle this better than me."

    "Handle what?" Taylor blinked in confusion at his statement.

    "PR, Taylor," Lisa answered, "how to spin this in the best possible light. It would help if we knew what the public reaction to your debut is. A connection to the internet so we could try to influence the narrative would be nice too."

    "Well...." Taylor began, "if an internet connection is all that you need; I could kluge up something that could let you surf the web and reply to stuff."

    *********

    To say that Dragon was worried was an understatement. Armsmaster had disappeared sometime in the previous night when he was off duty and away from the Rig. He had went to a bar in the docks in his civilian identity and had been caught in the crossfire of a three way fight between the ABB, the Empire 88, and some new group of parahumans. His phone had been destroyed during the fighting and he didn't have any weapons or defenses with him. He had not been among the injured picked up in the aftermath of the fight either. The only hope was that his body had not been found in the aftermath.

    Her worry for her friend was bad enough but, just this morning the Simurgh had broken her pattern and had broken orbit and had descended onto the Atlantic Ocean. She had attacked an unknown tinker's air craft and after a brief altercation she had broken off and retreated.

    In that short encounter, the craft had fired an energy weapon that had done more damage to the Endbringer than any other fight with it had done. People were already panicking about what the weapon would do if it was turned on a civilian population. A very small minority of people in the PRT were already screaming to shoot it down before it turned its attention to the United States. Not that the craft had done anything Illegal for a strike to be justified.

    The two craft that had suddenly appeared in an escort position made her glad that cooler heads had prevailed. The original craft had been too refined in her opinion to be the work of a lone tinker just starting out. It looked like something that she or one of the better established and funded tinkers would have made.

    The two other craft had put paid to any theories of a single tinker behind the craft. They had similar design elements as the first one but they clearly were of a different function than the original craft. Even more intriguing to her, the two craft were virtually identical and showed the hallmarks of mass production.

    That sounded a lot like a large well funded and established group behind there creation. The mystery was that such a group would have been difficult to hide for long. Even if they were a government group; there would have been traces of the funding and supplies for such an undertaking.

    She was almost relieved when she was contacted by someone. She was really relieved when she saw the header on the initial handshake from the sender. It was from Armsmaster. He was contacting her in his civilian identity and on an unsecured connection or one that he was unable to secure himself. It was coming from a strange place as well. It seemed to be coming from over the ocean.

    "Colin are you alright?" Dragon asked as soon as they were connected, "I was so worried when you disappeared last night. Where are you?"

    "I'm fine Dragon," Colin smiled tiredly on the video transmission, "I accidentally hitched a ride with a civilian mining ship and we had a run in with the Simurgh." Dragon connected the dots quickly.

    "You're on the flying craft that the Simurgh attacked?" Dragon asked, "how could a civilian ship be able to do that much damage to the Simurgh?"

    "We tinkered with some of the mining equipment and were forced to vent plasma at the end of the fight," Colin replied, "then the captain summoned some armed reinforcements to protect the ship in case the Simurgh came back for more."

    It was probably the most that he could say on an insecure transmission. He had probably made a weapon from things on the ship and had to vent plasma from the power system to get it to back off.

    It also put the final nail in the coffin of any ideas that it was the product of a lone tinker. What Colin wasn't saying was just as important as what he could. These ships could only be the product of a highly advanced culture.

    Some people would probably jump to the conclusion of aliens but, given the work of Professor Haywire, it was more than likely that it was a human civilization on an alternate Earth. Though the question was what was a mining ship from another Earth was doing on Earth Bet.

    "So what are you doing over the Atlantic Ocean?" Dragon asked curiously. Her avatar raised an eyebrow at his sheepish smile.

    "Harvesting trash; mostly plastics," Colin replied. She could see two other people in the background of the transmission but they were not clearly in the camera's view.

    "What do they want with plastic?" Dragon asked curiously.

    "Mostly to make clothes," one of the other people snarked in the background. The voice was clearly human and female. The unfamiliar design of the clothing that Dragon could see on her added to the theory of them being from an alternative Earth.

    "It sounds like you've had quite the adventure," Dragon replied, "I'd like to hear more about it later but, I really need to get into contact with some people."

    "I understand," Colin said, "we're getting close enough to the coat of the United States. We should get into contact with the Coast Guard before we cause too much of a panic." He disconnected the transmission after saying goodbye.

    "You and your new friends have already created a huge panic," Dragon muttered to the empty room housing her main server. A sigh came from her speakers as she began to contact the authorities to share the data that she had gleaned from her conversation with Armsmaster.

    Legend would be appreciative that Armsmaster was still alive and in relatively good shape.

    *******

    I'm worried that this is too infodumpy. Also I can't get the PHO generator to work on my phone.
    So I decided to go with Dragon's perspective for this one.
     
  12. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Sometimes, there is no choice but to do an infodump. At least you made it interesting.
     
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  13. SlickRCBD

    SlickRCBD Know what you're doing yet?

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    Two words come to mind:
    Kzinti lesson
     
  14. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    SFW idea from the more active NSFW thread:

    Alan and Zoe behave like actual responsible parents should, and take their daughter to see the therapist. This takes time to help, but it prevents Emma from going to the alley, meeting Sophia, and learning a really toxic coping mechanism. Taylor comes back from camp and finds out what happened, and is able to help Emma as well. However, they're still going to Winslow and meeting Sophia there, just under rather different circumstances. Miss Hess manages to wrong-foot herself by being hostile to Taylor while Emma sees Taylor as the rock she clings to, which gets Emma highly offended - and Taylor isn't in the unfamiliar position of Emma being mean to her, but the probably-quite-familiar position of some bitch being rude about her being Emma's friend.
     
  15. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Yet another OP alt-power-Taylor idea: Battlefield Administration. If she's on or near a battlefield, literal or metaphorical, she has full administration of it: the usual supermultitasking, plus full awareness and complete control of the battlefield. A very scary Thinker/Shaker combination, with possibly other ratings when they find out she controls metaphorical battlefields.

    Note that she doesn't control the combatants (without her power getting jailbroken, anyway), 'just' the battlefield.

    Thoughts?
     
  16. The Rat

    The Rat Versed in the lewd.

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    How would the battlefield control manifest? Environmental manipulation or something else?
     
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  17. Jack of Olives

    Jack of Olives Knows just enough to be dangerous.

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    Hm... just the ability to pseudo-mentally direct the combatants would be powerful. Alternatively, she could have some sort of breaker state that let her issue multiple orders at once, assuming she had the means to do so.

    ... and now I'm picturing Taylor with an army of Dragon-made drones, and multi-tasking in a way that Dragon can only dream of (due to her restrictions).
     
  18. Necrovore

    Necrovore Know what you're doing yet?

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    Clearly her cape name would need to be Arty Es or something similar. :p
     
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  19. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    For a physical battlefield, environmental manipulation. For a metaphorical battlefield, something else.
     
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  20. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Sort of a worldbuilding-ish exercise: Shortly after Taylor gets out of the hospital, the news breaks that Jack Slash and a few other members of the Slaughterhouse Nine died in an earthquake in California. They're confirmed dead (apart from the Siberian, who simply vanished when Manton got crushed by an unexpected rock, and only Cauldron knows about their connection), and the surviving members of the Nine have gone their separate ways. How is the setting affected by this? I mean, they wouldn't have gone to BB for several months, but they're dead, and thus people (including Taylor) are more optimistic - apart from the ones paranoidly waiting for the other shoe to drop, which also would affect the setting.

    All sort of butterflies can take off from this, including such things as Bonesaw being recruited by the Elite, or hitchhiking to BB alone because she still wants Panacea to be her sister... or dying in the 'quake and releasing a bunch of horrible plagues that Amy and other biotinkers need to deal with (which seriously improves Amy's mental state, due to Shaper getting [DATA]). The latter would change a lot, of course. Might even result in Blasto quitting the villain game.
     
  21. IsaacTheAutobot1229

    IsaacTheAutobot1229 Not too sore, are you?

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    Is there any particular setting this power is based off of? This seems to be a very entertaining story and I hope you continue it. I can't help but speculate what happened to Danny and how she triggered. Was it due to Danny getting hit by a gang on purpose, accident, or pure bad luck. Did this and the likely loss of her home cause her trigger or something before or after that? Did the trauma/power cause her current attitude or did she just stop caring, did it change her mind to something slightly different than human as the ship design suggests?
     
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  22. The Rat

    The Rat Versed in the lewd.

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    Taylor's tech is loosely based on Asgard technology from Stargate but she's not going to be pulling anything from the TV show out anytime soon. Partly because I don't know if the Asgard had mining ships or anything like the escorts that Taylor beamed into being and partly because I wanted to make up my own ships.

    Besides, if I get some of the lore wrong I can just claim that it was just my version of how the technology works.

    Her being homeless is connected to her trigger event but I haven't quite fleshed out what exactly happened to Danny.

    I write in flashes of inspiration and write down things until the inspiration leaves me. To answer this question though; a combination of factors led to how she is acting. The biggest factor is the treatment that she got from the adults before, during and after her trigger event.
     
  23. Blackenedthorn

    Blackenedthorn Too many ideas, so little time

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    Two Scenarios

    1. Taylor still has her powers but she is a babysitter, the kids whom she babysit for are the twin daughters of Lung who've both inherited buds based off of their father's shard. So Taylor has no time for the Undersiders or actual heroics as Lung's twin gobbled up her attention instead.

    2. Based off the Roulette Wheel of powers from the Fanfic 'Hooky'; Wherein Taylor's original powerset goes to Bitch (Swarm), Who's own powers go to Hookwolf (Feral), whose powers shift further on by going Miss Militia (Ka-Bar), and who's powers finally wind up in Taylor's hands.
     
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  24. XENOCALIBUR-X00a

    XENOCALIBUR-X00a Getting some practice in, huh?

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    Basic idea is that Taylor can summon a being that endeavors to fulfill her wish at summoning that has the powers of heroes from Japanese tokusatsu and anime in intervals of 999 (16 minutes 39 seconds)seconds (16 hours 39 minutes) minutes (41 days 15 hours) hours so on and so forth.

    Our perspective shifts between Taylor and the being who calls her Pandora, master, and camander

    The being takes a form that can fulfill her wish in the time allowed. The being is an outsider that scion ignores and fears. The being is only limited by Taylor's wishes to the letter.

    The being talked to Taylor as a voice of heroes as her first wish entailed

    " I want to be a hero I want to have friends. i want to live in a better life. I want to __+____π__)______/¢____"

    Any wish Taylor makes must fallow 3 steps
    1. Taylor must intend to make a wish

    2. Taylor must say the wish

    3. The time must be decided

    The wish must be within 4 limitations
    1. Resurrection Mut be within 3 days time of death

    2. Changing another's mind can only be done with permission

    3. Wishes are performed the being can't instantly do anything

    4. Should the entity exceed its time it will become more and more monsters as it endeavors to fulfill the wish ( think Godzilla earth as a 9 over

    The being has a sense of humor and endeavors to brighten Taylor's day

    The story should be about how Taylor uses power in the form of a ridiculously overpowered super being to better her life well learning to not use power for everything
     
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  25. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    After the Bank Job and the fines they got, one of the Wards gets clever and emails the details of their collective punishment to the US Department of Labor (probably the Wage and Hour Division, since I think they deal with wage theft, and have an office dedicated to it), asking if this is legal. It isn't, and thus Piggot has to deal with responsible adults that she doesn't have authority over, and that aren't inclined to let her get away with shit like this. What are the consequences, though?
     
  26. The Rat

    The Rat Versed in the lewd.

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    An investigation with a good chance that other agencies brought in when other things are uncovered.

    Coil's moles and compromised systems would probably be uncovered in the investigation.

    A lot of people's things would get wrecked, unless you believe that Contessa would just Dei ex Machina everything away despite Cauldron purposefully being hands off with Brockton Bay.
     
  27. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    I'd prefer to ignore Contessa for this idea, at least for purposes of Brockton Bay.
     
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  28. Sydonai

    Sydonai Versed in the lewd.

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    Nothing?
    They would have a better shot at something getting done if they contacted the Youth Guard, but honestly that has an even chance of making things worse for them.
     
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  29. evildice

    evildice (Verified d4)

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    Para-Karen never helps.
     
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  30. Radek

    Radek Promethean

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    Hard to help when you don't exist.

    Yes, I know Ward says otherwise, but that only served to open yet another plothole: why does something so powerful merit zero mention from anyone all through Worm?
     
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