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Posted by dediles - 01-22-2024, 11:46 PM
This is the perfect opportunity to mess with Steady. something like 'oh no, cab ate my soul, I'm stuck in here! save me before she digests me!' or just act like a complete goofball and refuse to explain.
Posted by Ignispark - 01-22-2024, 11:39 PM
Okay, so, logically it would make sense to catch Steady up a little bit, but also.

Let's try the soulbound item thing! GUNHAMMER EQUIP!!!!! LETS SHOW OFF A COOL HAMMER TRICK.
Can you like, transfer it back mid swing. Is there some potential for silly hammer based magic shows???????
Think of the potential.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 01-22-2024, 09:55 PM
[Image: the%20face%20shed.png]
 Spiral: Wow this is wild, amazing actually…

[Image: goofetta.png]

Cabinetta tried to put on a more villainous tone, coming off more silly than anything.

Cabinetta: The allure of fiendish power is a dangerous temptation, one that’s potentially yours… if you wish it!

Cabinetta: You may have the front while we get you situated.

Cabinetta: For now, feel free to play with your features a little. The benefits of being a shapeshifter after all…

Spiral: You can just do that?

Cabinetta: Most fiends can if they’re given the correct nutrition to maintain it!

Cabinetta: As well as access to a shell’d form so to speak. Usually big and monstrous but harder to maintain and well.. Difficult for living in society. A giant creature has trouble entering most buildings..

Spiral: What’s yours?

Cabinetta:... This technically. I’m a bit of an oddity..

Cabinetta: I’m more of a humanoid shadow mass with a vampire outside? Though that means this form is stronger than typical even for fiends.. disproportionate strength relative to size, a massive affinity for scrap magic, manipulation of cells and neurons, able to feed off far more than shreds and blood to regenerate, the works!

Cabinetta: It can grow wings and shift somewhat around too! Though full disguise require me to shed or feed if I rather not be exposed..

Cabinetta: Because it’s a shell that grows back, recovery is incredibly quick and easy since all I’d have to do is cover up the cracks.

Spiral: Like a porcelain figure? Are you a slime?

Cabinetta: Not entirely off…  I am more solid than a slime, roughly the same shape and size rather than a blob..

Cabinetta: Suppose that should be disclosed before you trip over and scare yourself when you see a crack on your face…

Cabinetta: Or if you end up molting in the night..

Spiral: Huh…

[Image: 982167032994873384_unknown.png]

Cabinetta: You take more casually to this than I’d expected. It's refreshing admittedly but…

Cabinetta: Face? I believe being able to distinguish is important for operation's sake..

Spiral: Right! Uh….

Spiral: Shrouded by darkness.. With Spiky anime hair? And little fangs that stick out, love that about the body they gave me…cute ones…

Spiral: Is that okay?

Cabinetta: Mmhmm!

Cabinetta: Exposed fangs… those do sound cute..

Cabinetta: Perhaps I could tinker with those myself if you love them so much…

Cabinetta: But also I did it once for a costumed event and had trouble figuring out how to talk with them normally..

[Image: 984132829824827412_unknown.png]

Cabinetta: People made jokes about some man named Dracu Alucardo, I m not even sure who that is…

The spider’s face and the majority of her head cleanly cracks off like a mask to reveal a wispy under section similar in shape and flow to her hair, albeit less defined in its solidity.

Before you can really process it, it’s fully reformed into the appearance you requested.

[Image: Steadydafuck.png]
Steady: Yoooooo…
What is happening tho…

You see your rabbit friend hiding at the doorway, she probably hasn’t been filled in on anything that’s happened in the past god knows how long and just saw you pass out and also suddenly manifest the present sitting next to your body prior to this..

Hopefully she doesn't think you're dead...

Cabinetta: There you go! Feel free to mess around later, but for now I am hands off on anything other than the face…

Cabinetta: I have a wide wardrobe as well if you’d like to stick around for a bit and would like something more to your comfort, but you’re more than welcome to go back at any point. I just wanted to configure some simple settings, so to speak. They will be saved for now…

[Image: Spiraletta.png]

Spiral: Noted!

Cabinetta: I.. actually feel different somehow? Is something going on?

Spiral: Uh...

 



The Link is made..

Due to unusual interactions with the way you were brought into this world, scanned skills are now possible to pass down at your whim..

Cabinetta is now able to use the scan feature… say cheese..

Cabinetta’s Castle is now established as your “Entity Hub”. Welcome home…

At any point you may link between forms to communicate and visit back and forth…

At current level of link, physical items will not be carried over, except for those considered “soulbound.”

Your gunhammer is “soulbound”, Let it rip…

Cabinetta has no current “soulbound” item. For now…

You now have the ability to link into the “Escav-Broker Foundation network”, allowing you to send yourself mentally back and forth through homebase’s signals. Become the malware you want to see..

Your option drones will follow your mental signal regardless of what form you take, similar equipment will follow the same rules..

Home base connection is on the weaker end… Capacity to make a warp spot weak...

 


[Image: Spiraletta2.png]

Spiral: Maybe? 

Cabinetta: I mean we can do whatever you want next, we're killing time until the sunrises and its safe enough to go outside... I have given suggestions and any of yours are certainly worth hearing out as well.
Posted by dediles - 01-17-2024, 04:18 PM
Oh wow this is wild. Absolutely amazing. Uh... Face. Face... Faaace. Uhh ok how about something shrouded in darkness, with like spikey anime hair, ooh and fangs, little fangs that stick out of the mouth even when it's closed. Loved that about the body they gave me. I think it's cute
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 01-17-2024, 10:58 AM
Spiral: Normal witch stuff…

[Image: 1156779587116728421_image.png?ex=6516367...b46f72c17&]

Cabinetta: I see… odd..

Cabinetta: If something is wrong you can tell me...

Spiral: No just.. magic stuff?


Spiral: Maybe with some cool gifts? And a few tricks up my sleeve.

Cabinetta: Oh? Maybe I-

You present the package.

Cabinetta: You managed to cook this up for me?

Spiral: Maybe…

Cabinetta: Hmm.. I think I want to wait til after you finish.

Spiral:  Really?

Cabinetta: I want to save this to the end, keep it a mystery… for now tell me.

Spiral: Right so uh.. Let me tell you about this one trick, organizations hate her!

Cabinetta:... Who’s her?

You fill her in as much as you can.

Cabinetta: An entity went undetected.. How strange..

Cabinetta: But not unheard of but…

Spiral: If you really want to try this out, we can mess with a bond like she suggested? Like what you mentioned but… more flexible?

Cabinetta’s face turned red.

[Image: spoderhearteyes.png]


Cabinetta: R-really? Well.

Cabinetta: If you insist then…

The face she gives you is one of both blissful excitement and perhaps a monstrous component you maybe shouldn’t have neglected.

She lunges at you for a bite, you find yourself being yanked mentally around..

She makes happy little noises, perhaps a bit too into this concept…

After just a little bit of work you suddenly feel yourself completely enveloped, consciousness regaining from the spider’s position..

Cabinetta: I’ve always wanted to bond with someone like this.. Even if it were temporary…

Cabinetta: To be accompanied by one in such a way... I always found it romantic in a way that feels forbidden since well..

Cabinetta: Finding one willing to allow such is difficult.

The gift box seems to have manifested into reality, sitting on the shelf....


Cabinetta walks the two of you over to another side of the room, Steady seemingly have left to allow you two privacy.

Your original form has been placed carefully and comfortably on a large chair.

You two are looking directly into a mirror, your face a lack of form.

[Image: Cabinetta%20mass....png]

Cabinetta: You can return whenever you’d like but..

Cabinetta: While you are here, perhaps you’d like a face to allow others to know who you are?

Cabinetta: Not that I mind but..

Cabinetta: If you are to be part of me, you are more than welcome to the benefits of such power...

Cabinetta: I will guide you to make it easier...
Posted by Ignispark - 01-16-2024, 06:35 PM
Oh, you know, normal witch stuff. Like where to find COOL GIFTS.

Then, present COOL GIFTS.
Posted by dediles - 01-16-2024, 03:21 PM
Haha, you're not the only one with a bag of tricks it seems. First, a present. Then let me tell you about this one weird trick, mysterious organizations hate her.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 01-16-2024, 07:07 AM
Spiral: Rabbit with a gun makes for a good plushie idea actually..

Spiral: But can it be a gunhammer? Bit of a trademark…

[Image: frida.png]

Frida: You got it! Let me just uh…

And so it was. A neatly wrapped box that feels the correct weight for what was described.

You're honestly excited to see the final result yourself...

Frida: Bam, easy.

Frida: As for the other part…

Spiral: As long as you can like.. Let me break the link safely if we end up just..

Spiral: If things don’t work out.

Frida: Easy. Just make sure you do it in person, yeah? Sweet person like that deserves a proper breakup.

Frida: Also it’s safer that way if the contract ends…

Frida: You lucked out with me cause I’m not feeling like charging for something like that.

Frida: What you’ve got in reserve’s a little spensy for me to ask for it honestly..

Frida: Your adventure’s gonna ask you to question a lot of things I think. Who you are, who you can be, sculpt yourself into something new if you wanna free yourself of your past.

Frida: Meeting folks who care too is nice.

[Image: frida2.png]

Frida: For now have fun, enjoy your date, become one with Spider! Lotssssss of perks to that!

Spiral: When you say become one-

Frida: She is 100% going to eat your soul. It’s safe and she needs it. Let me know if you hit a rough spot! Byeeee.

You snap back into reality, the plush on your person and not a moment seemingly passed, besides Cabinetta looking at you with a mild suspicion.

Cabinetta: What have you been talking about with them? 
Posted by dediles - 01-12-2024, 03:56 AM
As long as there's a way to break the link safely if both of us end up hating each eventually or otherwise not get along, then I think that's the play, the mental link pseudo-entity contract thing.

And for plush make it have a hammer-gun with real transforming action. what kind of plush? oh yeah rabits fine. seems like theres a theme with rabits and magical nonsense, might as well lean into it.
Posted by Ignispark - 01-07-2024, 03:47 AM
Pseudo-entity...that sounds? Promising. Kind of dangerous, but could be a good play.

Rabbit with a gun sounds more like a good plush idea than practical one though. Probably. Maybe. I don't know.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 01-06-2024, 07:12 AM
Spiral: A plush or something sounds like a good idea but…

Spiral: Need advice too?

Spiral: Obviously want to gift something but.. Should I look for power in this sort of thing?

Spiral: Not something I was super seeking out but, now that you’re here I probably should… right?

Spiral: And with Cabinetta… I dunno. I think I want to just… not leave her alone I guess.

Spiral: It’s clear she wants more people in her life. A connection, a way to visit her, something unbreakable that the organization can’t intercept. I dunno.

Frida: Well.. former I mean..

Frida: I can make a plush no problem? Just toss me a prompt.

Frida: Power? Not that kind of proxy but you sound like you’re in a bit of a bind. Some creature I think from what I was told?

Frida: Uh… Hmm..

Frida: I guess if you fill me in I can give you something. Not sure how much I want to though, don’t like to charge folks like that but also don’t want to find out you became a tyrant.

Frida: Don’t give me the vibe that you would.

Frida: And as for the last part?

Frida: I can cook up a few ideas but she’d probably have to agree on that. Like… It’s hard to.imagine she’d say no?

Frida: She offered a link, a pretty intensive one so…

Frida: You know..

Frida: Could set you up to be a sort of like… pseudo entity?

Frida: Take her offer, and I can make it so you can just anchor between yourself and her mentally at anytime. Let you do both. Granted she probably also just wants to eat your soul a little, fiend temptations and such but..

Frida: Don’t think she’d hurt you? Dangerous choices but you know. Sometimes you do.
Frida: And if you got that sort of contract thing going on… well…

Frida: Could even make it so you can share abilities with her, lord knows she could keep you safe as part of her easily with some of the stuff you managed to pick up today like..

Frida: Probability manipulation? Why do you have that?

Spiral: I shook hands with a rabbit.

Frida: Yeah that checks out.

Frida: You could like, make her super strong. Be able to just scan everyone and give her copies of all those abilities…

Frida: She could be even better at protecting her home in general. Maybe even bust you out one day herself.

Frida: I dunno a suggestion.

Frida: Something more physical is possible too but…

Frida: I’m gonna need some hefty bargaining cause that just becomes a full contract with me and I don’t want people hanging out in my space like that either?

Frida: Like… I dunno? There's probably something even wilder if you think hard enough.

Frida: Like... what if I gave you a gun? Maybe she can have a gun? Two guns?

Frida: Maybe I can make you into a rabbit... with a gun... dude...
Posted by dediles - 01-05-2024, 12:51 AM
She doesn't want to be left alone, I think. could you give me some kind of connection to her? something nigh unbreakable that'd let me talk to her or even  visit her without having to use the organization's portals?
Posted by Ignispark - 01-05-2024, 12:51 AM
Uh...a plush or something sounds like a good idea...ideas.

Are probably the most needed, advice. Like...

There's so much. To worry about. What's even a good decision here? If you were in this situation would you be looking for power? What DO you even do here. It's really overwhelming. The mystery, the omens, the choices.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 01-04-2024, 11:37 PM
Spiral: Frida,

???: Don’t think you ever knew a Frida but…

???: Somehow that seems like a good pick. Natural one.

???: Ah… an entity.

???: That’s the logical choice it seems.

Electronic noises start to echo around you, static and buzzing with a distinctly silky hymn tattered backing.

???: Be wise with your bargaining chips, you only have so many before you’ll face real consequences.

Spiral: Should I be worried?

???: Connection made.

???: Good luck.

You are in a room.

Across is… a rabbit??

A very strange looking one at that.

[Image: frida.png]

Frida: Hi! Know I'm uh.. kind of spooky looking but you know. Don't bite.

Frida: Guess no point in worrying about that, you're a witch and right now you got teeth in your throat as we speak so...

Frida: You seem pretty brave? Like she could just steal your soul and all of your blood right now, kinda impressed.

Frida:I've got the footnotes on what's up out there, up to speed probably?

Frida: In the middle of a date, currently linked your mind to a spider woman, had a talk that might’ve gone in a few places, offered to merge with you?

Spiral: Mm.

Frida: That’s pretty intense for a first date actually.. I mean I’m guilty of stuff like that so guess I can’t make fun of anyone. Got kinda serious in a way where she’s kinda just sad now.

Spiral: Yeah, trying to lift the mood a little.

Spiral: Looking for a gift?

Frida: Uh…

Frida: I mean if you’re still linked to her we can easily find something to take ideas from but that feels kinda rude without asking.

Frida: But… I can help you, Make something maybe? A plush? A blanket? Maybe a nice little thing to put on the shelf. Pricing uh… we can talk later. Not really big into making deals that clients have to super commit to. Maybe a favor at some point if I’m in the area.

Frida: Not much of an entity I guess, don’t like the word all that much either. I’m just Frida…

Frida: If you want some help besides that I can? I do proxies, I can loan some of my power, hell people don;t like to bring it up either but if you wanna be an avatar for a bit go nuts I guess? Just don’t be a dick about anything and we’re cool.

Frida: And um.. Ideas? If you got any I can see what I can do. Don’t really want much in return, know you got some wild goods on you right now but eh… don’t meddle in that kinda currency. Maybe grab me a bite later or something. Not all that picky.
Posted by MarxzVulpez - 01-03-2024, 12:46 AM
Thirding Frida and seconding Gallows
Posted by skinstealer - 12-31-2023, 08:12 PM
gonna say frida as well as hilarious as see would be
Posted by Ignispark - 12-25-2023, 04:11 AM
Hmm...Gallows would probably be a decent choice...seems like a figure that might have some decent advice?

However, maybe something else would be more interesting...so
I suggest Frida.
Posted by dediles - 12-25-2023, 01:28 AM
Call upon See
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 12-24-2023, 11:16 PM
You step out ahead, holding the door for Cabinetta behind you. A little crack of appreciation across her face, though she remains fairly quiet for now.

It’s clear there’s a melancholy to her, she’s been trying to avoid letting linger to now.

You walk up to the staff, friendly little guys. They’re here to help, as a theme park would imply.

Spiral: If you’ve got any ideas, let me in.

Spiral: Don’t want to end things on a bad note.

The Mascots whisper amongst themselves before looking back to you, making direct eye contact.

You can head a voice echo in your head, its tones prompting you to keep your vision locked naturally.

???: You were once a witch, and this world is your station.

???: Though you forgot the spells you’ve cast, the rest of your mind does not.

???: While you are locked, there’s a frequency, a means to wow with magical arts.

???: A surprise with a gift may be what you need, to ease the kind fungi’s mind.

Spiral: I thought she wasn’-

???: She lied. It’s not very flattering to be called a mushroom.

Spiral: I mean it’s cute in a way…

Spiral: Are you talking or-

???: I’m more of a interface, a very responsive one.

???: Your bench in a way.

You find yourself with a signal and blank vouchers.

One that links you to every other witch and every pact they’ve sealed.

Beyond the short life you’ve lived so far.

Beyond what memories of before you’ve tapped into.

You recognize you’re in here because of a deal with someone you should not know.

And it’s only fair that further bargains gain you your freedom.

Whatever your past life did you trap you here, they certainly had a backup plan.

Spiral: Is this safe?

???: For now, yes.

???: You have free gifts to redeem. Effectively a blank check to bend the world you are currently in.

???: Give me a name, any name.

Spira: A-

???: Before you say anything, I mean any name.

???: Anyone who has ever touched the print of a witch, whether you knew them or not.

???: Whether you should know them or not.

???: And you will have their guidance and blessing soon enough.
Posted by skinstealer - 12-09-2023, 01:19 AM
get in close with the one who's gesturing and ask them what they think should be done, i have no idea if they talk but maybe they can gesture more (but subtly)
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 12-09-2023, 01:07 AM
Spiral: Future of our world.... What do you mean?

Spiral: I guessed we were just from different ones? Are we time traveling-?

Cabinetta: Speculation admittedly, I just figured that…

Cabinetta: What I understand of where you came from, it’s not too far off from where our world is advancing.

Cabinetta: And some regions are so distantly apart, nothing to say we aren’t close ourselves. Maybe not in this town but..

Cabinetta: Just a thought. I mean… if it is this world, that does mean I can eventually find you if it’s a simple matter of waiting.

Cabinetta: I will live incredibly long, should all things go well.

Spiral: Mm..

Spiral: I guess then just… thinking about the offer.

Spiral: I can hold out longer, tempting as it is.

Spiral: I remember doing plenty of dangerous work. I’ve got a big hammer from my past life.

Spiral: And extreme circumstances like what we’re in right now aside, pretty sure most days none of us can actually die.

Spiral: Think I’d need a little time to decide on things, and I can tough a lot out myself.

Spiral: Tempting as it is, I think I’ll keep it in as just an option for now.

Cabinetta: Understood. I did say it was rather extreme for a reason.

Cabinetta: Admittedly I’m somewhat disappointed, it’ll be difficult to go back once we’ve handled the danger and all of you return…

Cabinetta: But I look forward to staying in touch however we’re able to..

She tries to smile, but there’s a very clear unsureness to her whole face.

The wheel wraps up, descending back down until it was at a full stop.

The doors open up, allowing both of you to exit.

Your mascot friends give you a little wave to catch your attention. They pause to look at the spider, whisper amongst themselves, and glance back directly at you.

One gives you a little gesture, seems like they’re more than ready to wingman right now.
Posted by skinstealer - 12-02-2023, 06:59 AM
...as tempting as that is...

i want to figure this situation out first. but if shit gets bad, like, Really bad, i may seek you out and take you up on that. it's nice to have an out, at least...
Posted by dediles - 11-30-2023, 11:44 PM
Wait holdup what do you mean 'future of your world'? I thought this was multiverse bullshit, not time travel bullshit!

And I appreciate the offer but I think it's too soon to be making rash decisions about my person-hood. I can work within the system while I get my bearings, I don't remember much but I think I used to do dangerous work, got a big fuck off hammer, had to be for something. also barring extreme circumstances like we're here to save someone from, I think I can't die. I'll be fine for at least a little while, so I can figure my shit out.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 11-30-2023, 08:43 PM
Spiral: Don’t really mind doing the jobs from what I know about them, don’t hate it anymore than I’d be into a corporate gig.

Spiral: Body mod stuff is a pretty nice deal I guess. What I’ve got for now works but nice having all those options, you know?

Cabinetta: Mmhmm! Steady has certainly commented as much herself.

Cabinetta: She wasn’t even a mammal when she first started according to her. From what I understand both of your friends are modified to preference after collecting enough samples.

Cabinetta: I do hope you’re able to fill the gaps for yourself!

Spiral: We’ll see, maybe this mission will give us something to work with.

Cabinetta: If you’ve scanned me, which I presume from how Steady explained it works, I would greatly advise  the fiend gaze.

Spiral: THe what?

Cabinetta: It’s a thing!

Spiral: What does it do?

Cabinetta: Well… you’ll have to find out really!

You reach out for the spider’s hand.

Spiral: Maybe I will…

Spiral: Haven’t been doing this for much, being a blank slate with a bunch of options though kinda feels right?

Spiral: If the gilded cage had no bars well.. It’s honestly not too bad. Maybe even better than my old life if I was in that much debt…

Cabinetta: Mm, I understand..

Spiral: But I have plans, I’m not gonna end up like Steady where I feel stuck there you know?

Spiral: I wanna live in the world, know people there. Be more than a mercenary. I’ll visit as much as I can really…

Spiral: Really love… spending time with you I guess. It’s been wonderful.
Cabinetta: Ah! Well…

She smiles.

Cabinetta: Mm. I do hope you’re able to pay what you owe.

Cabinetta: I do think you’re in good hands, Steady seems already quite attached to you despite your short time knowing each other.

Spiral: Mm…

Spiral: Can I ask something?

Cabinetta: Mmhmm!

Spiral: You got any advice for all this?

Cabinetta: What do you mean?

Spiral: Like.. being stuck here. What would you do if it were up to you?

Cabinetta: Me?

Cabinetta: I don’t think I’d do well in such a climate, if I am to be entirely honest.

Cabinetta: Even with good people, I think the lifestyle is far from stable…

Cabinetta: I’d make plans of course, an endpoint to look forward to if I choose to return up there…

Cabinetta: But I do not think I’d be able to feel right knowing every aspect of myself is not truly my own..

Cabinetta: Even if you pay off your freedom, Steady has told me they keep you longer by charging you for anything they provide if you wish to walk out. That includes your physicality.

Spiral:..What?

Cabinetta: Mm… If you do not have a vessel awaiting you outside of there, you’d have to buy one.

Spiral: Nothing’s ever that easy.. Nobody mentioned that.

Cabinetta: She planned to explain that once you received your check for the job, would prefer to cover how the debt is handled once you have means to pay some of it off from what I understand.

Cabinetta: On the brighter side.. Steady has told me this job being promoted in scope means you’ll certainly have a good chunk paid after however so that’s nice..

Cabinetta: But if you wish to leave quickly, you’d be doing a good number with such a risk level, if not moreso. The idea of having this kind of work gamified is scary to be quite honest.

Cabinetta: But perhaps it’s just me, every detail I heard when we were linked up just makes it sound dystopian in concept. Is this really what the future of our world looks like? 

Cabinetta: I am not sure I’m a fan.

Cabinetta: To properly answer your question, I think I would just… run away from it all myself.

Cabinetta: Even if things were to all go perfectly, I find the idea too bleak to dedicate so much of my life to.

Cabinetta: Once this town is rid of the thing that trapped you here and your comrades, you can be beamed up at any moment though. So running away wouldn’t get very far…frustrating.

Cabinetta: If you wish to continue, I will support you as much as I can. There are people in your same situation who share solidarity, you will be cared for.

Cabinetta: But I do offer a potential out, albeit a rather extreme one.

Spiral: And what’s that?

Cabinetta: Right now we are existing in what is effectively a neutral mental space, an even melding of our thoughts and emotions.

Cabinetta: When I release you, you’ll wake up back where you belong.

Cabinetta: But if you were to stray too far into the other person’s mind and not leave before the connection is cut off? Very real chance you would not go back to your body.

Cabinetta: And at that point it becomes very difficult for anyone to claim you.

Cabinetta: I would make what accommodations I could and I more than likely would be able to put you back, should you regret it.

Cabinetta: I recognize it’s an extreme however.

Cabinetta: I am conflicted myself. I'd like to have you around more for certain but... it's a leap of faith for both of us, even if I am willing to.

Cabinetta: Living as a fiend has many hardships of its own in this world. I cannot promise it'll be the better choice for you long term. But it’s an option I place on the table for you because I do feel you deserve some out.
Posted by skinstealer - 11-28-2023, 01:30 AM
offer to hold her hand, but no pressure.

as for talking, ask her what she would do in your position, stuck in this job but unsure of where to go from here
Posted by dediles - 11-27-2023, 05:20 PM
I don't think I mind doing the jobs(any more than I'd mind doing some corporate gig), and the body mod stuff they have set up is a pretty sick benefits package. If the gilded cage had no bars it'd be a swanky place to live, ya know?

Hopefully by the time I figure out myself and what I want from a second life I'll have gotten to the point where I can pay off the debt. But I'm not going to end up like Steady. I'll visit as much as I can. Having connections to people who live in the world instead of just being transient mercenaries is important, I think. Plus you're wonderful and I love you spending time with you.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 11-27-2023, 05:43 AM
Spiral: Don’t think I really want this to be a productive thing, not right now..

You lean on her shoulder, she gives you a little pat on the head in return.

Spiral: I just wanna enjoy the moment, being alive again.

Spiral: There’s a lot of work ahead of me, a lot if I want to get my freedom back I guess…

Spiral: But it’s nice to like.. Think there’s something to build up to, you know?

Spiral: Maybe in a little bit but… for now just let the moment be the moment I guess.

Cabinetta: We can do that later, after you walk me home perhaps..

Cabinetta: I did need this break myself..

Cabinetta: It’s been quite hectic lately, and with how little anyone’s been able to deal with the threat to the town..  I just needed a bit of a distraction. Here where we’re safe and there are no limits but our imagination..

Cabinetta: It’s nice…

Cabinetta: Admittedly I wish it could be like this more. I have good people around me but.. Having someone around all the time. I don’t know..

Cabinetta: Even if our adventures tonight are merely a shared dream..

Cabinetta: Because at the end of the day, the feeling is real.

Cabinetta: I’m scared to go too far from home often because I know not all people are this kind toward fiendish folk.

Cabinetta: The Hunter is kind but… he’s too busy with the town.

Cabinetta: Turnip is wonderful but tends to be bad at crowds too.

Cabinetta: Until I feel braced, this is a good alternative when someone is willing to meld minds like such..

Cabinetta: Steady was able to show me many things too but.. There’s something nice in someone who’s also figuring quite a bit out.

Cabinetta: The two of you have quite the distinctive taste by the way, not that I mind.

Cabinetta: You’re really not from around here..

Spiral: No idea where I’m from.

Cabinetta: You and your friends are always welcome to visit if it’s difficult out there though. I don’t mind having guests.

Cabinetta: And honestly I’m sure I could find a means to help you escape from those clutches if they bother you so much..

Cabinetta: Negotiate, perhaps find you both work where I’d be able to oversee things so they can’t hurt you. Worst case scenario I could smuggle you out by letting you stay in here and let them sort out where you went on their own.

Cabinetta: I don;t know… I wish I could help you there too.

Cabinetta: Steady has.. Her own complicated feelings on this from what I can tell. She doesn’t seem to have a place to go despite being more than capable of paying off her debt. At least there she has people she knows and cares for. People she can protect Here it’s all a mystery I think.

Cabinetta: Guess I’m just… coming to terms that the first kind people I’ve met in so long are going to be scarce in opportunities to spend time with them.

Cabinetta: Do let me know if.. anything really.

She pauses, lost in thought for a moment before taking a good look out the window.

Cabinetta: We're so high up right now... I can't imagine how people work on aircraft daily...
Posted by skinstealer - 11-26-2023, 02:11 AM
i think thatd be a great idea...but let's savor this moment first, and then go have An Adventure
Posted by Ignispark - 11-25-2023, 09:39 PM
learning is fun. who doesnt love learning. nothing bad has ever happened from learning cool skills. but also lets not be TOO productive
Posted by dediles - 11-25-2023, 09:32 PM
"I don't want this time to be 'productive'. I just want to enjoy your company. enjoy living again. later, it's going to be hard, I'm gonna have to fight. Fight for my life, fight to be free, and that feels so painfully familiar. But I won't let that be my entire life. gotta build something in that lot I'll be proud of."

Lean on her and enjoy the moment
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 11-25-2023, 09:13 PM
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You place one hand on the spider’s shoulders and offer her another.

The spider takes the offer as you start leading her in.

Cabinetta: Thank you! I’m just… admittedly bad with the unfamiliar sometimes.

Cabinetta: A common sentiment among my kind really..

Cabinetta: You’d think eternal halloween would make this trivial.

Spiral: No worries, we’re going at your pace.

Spiral: Besides! No better way to face your fears like a place where they can;t hurt you, right?

Cabinetta: You are correct. I would like to go to a place like this in person some day though..

Cabinetta: Even if we do keep this somewhat casual, I wouldn’t be opposed to going on a few ride together but…

Cabinetta: Either way, I like being here.

You both are seated, the little mascot friend makes sure the two of you are safe and secure in the road before the others start putting it into motion.

The spider seems startled at first, clinging onto you.

She calms down though as the two of you lift toward the top.

Cabinetta: You can see it all here…. It does remind me much of town during evening.

Cabinetta: Don’t think this place is within a path of traveling fairs and carnivals though, finding one would likely require me to travel.

Spiral: You do much of that?

Cabinetta: Not really… I’m very much a homebody.

Cabinetta: Though perhaps one day maybe..

You spot a castle at the distance, much grander than anything from this town.

Spiral: That anything?

Cabinetta: It’s the representation of my mind!

Cabinetta: A look into my head, so to speak… Yours should be on the opposite end..

You take a look around, seeing a cleared out lot for construction. Framework for what appears to be the start of a cozy little cabin.

Spiral: Not much there yet…

Cabinetta: If your memories are so lost, that would make sense..

Cabinetta: It’s not a blank though, there’s a sense of you there still.

Cabinetta: How it builds up overtime? That really depends…

Spiral: Will mine get as big as yours?

Cabinetta: Difficult to say, it will grow for certain.

Cabinetta: Maybe wider, maybe deeper underground.

Cabinetta: The interior is what matters more really.

Spiral: And what’s yours like?

Cabinetta: Mm… complicated.

Cabinetta: A maze perhaps? Many of the rooms abandoned yet not mine to claim.

Cabinetta: I am a remnant of many, so to speak. So there are parts formed from what belonged to others once, even if they are not there. There’s certainly aspects I’d like to share for certain, but I do warn you’d no longer be on neutral ground if you are curious.

Cabinetta: Just a hunch, but I do suspect you are capable of similar connection yourself now that we are linked like this.

Cabinetta: Could be useful on your future ventures, but there are dangers when going that far in. Could get snagged by some rough memories, could disconnect while still inside in which case well..

Cabinetta: You can picture how that goes.

Cabinetta: But it’s something I could pass along, if you’d like to do something a little more productive with the time we have now. I don’t mind anything really..
 
Posted by dediles - 11-20-2023, 05:39 AM
Aww, she's cute when she's flustered.

Put a hand on her shoulder while keeping the other holding her hand and help her into a seat. be gentle, just support her, don't push if she doesn't want it.

"no place to face your fears like a place where they can't hurt you. I'm here for you, we go at your pace."
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 11-20-2023, 04:45 AM
You decide to take a chance and go for a group hug but first…

You probably need to be something a little more solid than a few lines to do that. In fact..

Maybe even play into this formless nature for now, make it your whole thing.

Your body out in the world is perfectly fine for now but you can really be anything it seems as you get more experience and samples to work with.

Fiddle and Steady very clearly had reasons to pick theirs after all….

And why not indulge the same in here?

An absent silhouette has no fears, just take it the next extra step and expand on the concept..

You swoop in with full confidence, scooping up both Cabinetta and the mascot, despite her alone standing over you.

THe mascot gives a happy little squeak at that, the spiderish fiend making a cut, insectish little hissling of a noise as well.

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Spiral: There you go!

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Cabinetta: Brave today!

Spiral: Just thought it’d be nice..

You place the two down. The spider’s face gives a little pinkish glow.

Cabinetta: I did need that I think..

Spiral: Hehe..

Cabinetta: So um…

You slip your hand into hers, she squeezes firmly to confirm.

Spiral: I’ll lead..

You shoot the mascot a look, it directs you to the now fully formed ride.

The aesthetics are certainly more dramatic in its anarvictorian frame that adds an old time vibe. At least it feels that way based on what your brain can remember,

You take her up the steps to the main carrier. The mascot surrounding all getting ready to operate.

Cabinetta:.. You know I’m not good with heights now that I think about it.. Which I suppose can be seen as ironic all things considered..

Cabinetta: Could you um….

She’s clearly a little embarrassed right now about having to ask for help.
Posted by dediles - 11-12-2023, 04:23 AM
maybe being a clean slate isn't so bad, image wise. perhaps having lost your shadow, to be just an outline, is enough to define yourself. Maybe that's what you are, a lost shadow, an empty outline, an absent silhouette.

Go with the flow, this jolly entity seems cool. also hold da girl's hand. you're going on a romantic ride.
Posted by skinstealer - 11-12-2023, 04:21 AM
give yourself a form that embodies some kind of euphoria for yourself- something makes you feel Confident and Happy

and also do a group hug with the mascot
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 11-12-2023, 04:14 AM
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 Spiral: How about a Ferris wheel? Bit of a classic, you ever been on one?

Cabinetta: Never! I’m a bit of a shut in these days and in the past haven’t had the chance.

Spiral: Just a bit of a recluse?

Cabinetta: Couldn’t tell you what kind of spider to be honest, I don’t think my kind are truly possible to categorize as such regardless.

Cabinetta: Well… even moreso with myself…

Cabinetta: But yes I do live a quiet life often, away from the crowds.

Cabinetta: Any experience in a place like this is new to me..

The noise of machinery flickering onto life catches both of your attention

Cabinetta: Although…  I did assume this kind of thing was meant to be the end of the adventure? Perhaps?

Spiral: We’ll just have to come up with something to top that then, start strong and end even bigger.

Cabinetta: Absolutely! So where-

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A clownish mascot taps at both of your arms.. Or in your case, strange scribbled formless mass, trying to catch your attention.

You should really figure out who you are more, at least enough to have a body in this place...

It seems to be offering assistance.

Cabinetta: Adorable… I wanna squish it…

It’s ears(?) Perk up at that, hopefully it won't become your rival..

You’re filled with a natural sense of guidance, perhaps it’s something you’re familiar with more than your date…

You know that this creature is here to help you with everything and anything, and will do whatever it takes to make sure your date is a success.
Posted by Ignispark - 10-07-2023, 07:57 PM
Ferris wheel makes sense...other than that, Jousting! That's what carnivals are all about right? Or is that fairs? What's. The difference anyway?
Posted by MarxzVulpez - 10-05-2023, 01:52 AM
I second Ferris Wheel, also perhaps they have one of those Adult Jungle Gym type areas with rope ladders and such with good look out spots
Posted by dediles - 10-05-2023, 01:48 AM
Carousel! get really into the act of riding an animal. ham it up.
Posted by skinstealer - 10-05-2023, 01:46 AM
ferris wheel time get really scared and have to hold her hand go
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 10-05-2023, 01:44 AM
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 Spiral: Have you ever been to a carnival? Have I actually…

The not-fungus, sorta-spider's eyes flicker with excitement.

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Cabinetta: Never, not even once!

Cabinetta: I’ve seen them many times in works of fiction but…

Cabinetta: Beyond that? Nope!

Spiral: Let’s do that then! Think it’d be fun, lots of little stuff to do..

Spiral: Could win you a brain plushie for your brain home.

Cabinetta: Do I have one of those..? I suppose I could.

Cabinetta: Right now we're in a bridge that combines our outer most thoughts effectively. What is here is what we are willing to share, thoughts and consciousness transferring back and forth through through a single bite. In theory we could send gifts, even visit each other's spaces which.. would be a place to put that I suppose?

Cabinetta: Not too far off from walking one home after a nice evening, though choosing the spend the night over is likely not ideal...

Cabinetta: Very well then!

The ground rumbles as entire forms and structures start to erect from the ground below you, terraforming into a festival of light and color.

A few castles and big towering metal serve as the backdrop, the sky full as can be.

Dancing mascots of avian and reptilian variety in jesters outfits seem to run the booths and tents for games, rides, and food.

Light music plays, setting the mood. You don’t recognize it as anything particularly carnival though, perhaps… from a game?

It’s… a lot more abstracted than you were initially expecting though. Some things didn’t seem to entirely load in.

It feels like a Carnival but you get the sense that this isn’t quite right, your memory may have a few blanks.

Spiral: Huh… is this how that works?

Cabinetta: What do you mean?

Spiral: I mean… uh..

Spiral: Feels like something’s missing I guess?

Cabinetta: Well.. if we’re linked like this..

Cabinetta: And I’ve never been to one…
Spiral: And I can’t remember shit..

Cabinetta: It seems to be a mish mash of components from both of our understandings…

Spiral: Huh…

[Image: MOOOOON.png]

You look up directly at the moon, a chunk visibly missing.

Spiral:.. Is that like.

Cabinetta: Hmm?

You point her toward the sky.

Cabinetta: AH!

Cabinetta: That’s a pretty big spoiler…

Spiral: For what??

Cabinetta: I can’t say! You’ll have to find out another time.

You fear what oracle knowledge she contains, this spider

Cabinetta: For now…

[Image: Cabinettta%20gayer.png]


Cabinetta: I would like to go on a ride...
Posted by dediles - 10-02-2023, 03:29 AM
Have you ever been to a carnival? Have I? I think that'd be fun. Lots of little stuff to do. Could win you a brain plushie for your brain home.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 10-02-2023, 03:05 AM
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 Spiral: Right now so much of my life is up in the air.

Spiral: Guess thinking about all that, we’re going pretty fast and I can’t even say for sure if I can commit to a relationship like that..  You’re probably right.

Spiral: I mean.. I like everything I’m seeing, fangs and all. Don’t think you have to worry much about rough edges.

Spiral: And you’ve been so… welcoming? Like..we’ve been eating snacks and playing games, basically a group sleepover?

Cabinetta: Nice way to think of it…. Does feel better than worrying about what’s going on out there.

Spiral: It’s been the most down to earth thing I’ve done since waking up, you’ve been nothing but good to me… maybe we can swap contacts? Long distance stuff is hard, friendship or otherwise but… it’d be nice to have someone to talk to on quiet nights.

Spiral: I just wanna spend time with you even if it’s not intimate, just enjoy this..

[Image: smileeee.png]

Spiral: Whatever this ends up being.
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Cabinetta: Absolutely! I have an online setup here, mostly just look up guides and talk to a few forums but…

Cabinetta: Would be nice to do something like that.

Cabinetta: You know, Steady actually asked for the same, said someone on the team might miss me..

Cabinetta: But… yeah.

Cabinetta: Honestly doing long distance doesn’t sound that bad, as long as I know I get to see that person here and there.

Cabinetta: But…. I’d be pretty sad if it never happened.

Cabinetta: Admittedly I’ve tried before with no luck when it comes to romance.

Cabinetta: But my experiences ranged from clear incompatibility to genuinely horrid to be around…

Cabinetta: In the past I’ve been too eager when it comes to offers. Perhaps a aspect of my manifestation but…

Cabinetta: Maybe I’m talking too much right now, I want to get to know you!

Cabinetta: While we’re linked like this, our imaginations are tapped into each other. In a sense we’re one, possibilities of the spiritual and mental are grand! Such mental melding is powerful even if temporary. The power to exchange thoughts, knowledge, the exchange of the essence of soul and memory.

Cabinetta: In here a minute of thought is potentially hours.

Cabinetta: So… perhaps I can grant you a few wishes, certainly even helping you find yourself at that?

Cabinetta: And in exchange, I don’t know..

Cabinetta: But, this could be a date in itself, low stakes friend test date but...

Cabinetta: I guess, what do you want to do? We have a little time before I have to release you..
Posted by dediles - 10-02-2023, 01:22 AM
You're right, I think. this is going too fast. You've just been so welcoming. we've been eating snack food, playing video games, having a sleepover! It's the most fun I've ever had. It's the most... down to earth thing I've had since I woke up. You've been so good to me, in a way no one else has been. that I can remember, anyway.

I want to spend time with you, even if it doesn't go anywhere more intimate. Whatever happens I just want to enjoy this, whatever it ends up being.
Posted by skinstealer - 09-29-2023, 11:51 PM
commitment is hard, yeah...so much of my life is up in the air, and i don't know whether i can commit to a relationship, as much as i really like you...

i don't think you have to worry about rough edges, though- i like everything i'm seeing here, fangs and all.

...maybe we could swap contact information, at least? long distance is hard whether it's friendships or otherwise, but at least we'd have some way to talk on quiet nights...
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 09-28-2023, 06:45 PM
Spiral: I was just resurrected, don’t remember much from my old life. Bits and pieces here and there but nothing solid…

Spiral: Working off the literal life debt to the organization that brought me back.

Spiral: Feels pretty unfair, don’t even know how much of me is the same person who made the sale in the first place..

Spiral: So I guess it makes sense that I’m just an outline, a person without any context of the past or… anything really.

Spiral: Was it like that for you when you first appeared?

Cabinetta: What do you mean?

Spiral: Fiends, you just kind of… show up, right?

Cabinetta: I suppose so. Thoughts and feelings but.. Not really sure who besides that. That’s common for any fiend created out of the void.

Cabinetta: Though I don’t know if I started this barebones before… Turnip was in a similar situation…

Cabinetta: Poor soul who wandered into town, took him in and offered him the chance.

Cabinetta: He’s recovered what he’s can but he’s still filled with a number of blanks.

Cabinetta: That’s the way of familiars, you seem like whatever you are now isn’t too far off from that at all.

Cabinetta: Though you can still have a happy life under such circumstances..

Cabinetta: I hope you are able to escape your debt some day for certain.

Spiral: Mm…

Spiral: I guess you understand then, that’s nice. Maybe that’s why it’s so easy to fall for you…

Cabinetta: You um… thought that out loud.

Cabinetta: Not that I mind. Think it’s cute, even if I’m not used to this much flirtation in my own home.

Cabinetta: I do like the company you and your friends have brought, it’s much needed after so much of the town has had to evacuate…

Cabinetta: Though I have to say I’m rather split on the idea of rushing right into something after just meeting people, even if the impressions so far have been quite strong.

Cabinetta: There’s a lot of rough edges to someone like myself, and there’s the matter of.. Whether you can commit I suppose?

Cabinetta: Doing this with Steady has made it more than clear that the two of you came from very far, I don’t know if I could handle getting so attached to someone without knowing if I’d ever see them again….

Cabinetta: But I am willing to entertain the more playful side of this I suppose? At least for now?

Cabinetta: I don’t know, I know I’m asking for a lot…
Posted by dediles - 09-28-2023, 06:23 AM
I'm freshly resurrected and don't remember much from my old life. Gotta work off my literal life debt to the organization that brought me back.

It makes sense that I'm just an outline, a full person without the context of memories or a past. Was it that way for you when you first appeared?

maybe that's why it was so easy to fall for you.
Posted by ThreadLurkingComorant - 09-28-2023, 02:51 AM
You take a moment to ponder what you want her to see during all this.

Something warm for sure, maybe enough to fluster her.

You weren’t expecting your first day of being alive to go like this at all but… it’s nice to see a few friendly faces even under the circumstances. She’s certainly made an impact on you in such a short amount of time..

You can’t help but wonder just a little what’s going to happen with her after the job is done but you hope you can see her more down the line. She’s made you feel more than welcome.

So much of your past life is scattered, if not outright missing from your memories. It’s hard to really find something of worth to share that fits that description..

Perhaps something a little more surreal? But maybe not too much so… it’d be funny to throw her off but it might cause her to rip into you by accident.

For now just tap into feelings…

You give the Spider a nod of confirmation, being scooped before you can fully react.

You feel her teeth pierce into you, the venom from her bite immediately flowing in. You feel a disconnect from your body growing until you’re yanked out of reality.

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Cabinetta: I’ve got you…

Spiral: You look different..

Cabinetta: Mmhmm.. That’s expected. Hope that's not a bad thing..

Cabinetta: You’re different too… a bit um..

Cabinetta: How do I put this politely…

Spiral: Mm?

Cabinetta: Unfinished?

Spiral: What do you mean?

Cabinetta: Your inner self is um…

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Spiral: Oh…

Spiral: Huh…

Cabinetta: Mmhmm…

Cabinetta: Not a common phenomenon.

Cabinetta: You and Steady also have somewhat of an artificial taste.

Cabinetta: It gives me plenty of questions but…

Cabinetta: It feels unfair to intrude while in this position right now.

Cabinetta: If I were to guess, I’d assume both of you are familiars.

Cabinetta: You especially, a fresh creation perhaps.

Cabinetta: It’s not uncommon for one’s inner self to be drastically different from their body but..

Cabinetta: There’s barely anything here?

Cabinetta: Right now you're completely safe from anyone listening in so...

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Cabinetta: You can talk as honestly as you'd like.
Posted by Ignispark - 09-27-2023, 10:53 PM
I agree with the above posts. It would also be funny to see if thinking of it really abstractly on purpose would confuse her but that would also be kinda mean spirited and maybe get you bitten too much so. Not really a good idea.
Posted by dediles - 09-27-2023, 07:06 PM
imagine the warm welcome you were received here. after losing your memories and being resurrected, Cabinetta made you feel welcome in a world that had moved past you. let her know how much that means to you.
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