In My... Ashlie's Room

Previously the lodgings of the late Lady Braddock, the Dower House fell into disuse for a number of years, particularly after Braddock Manor passed to Brian himself. Since the arrival of the University, it has been renovated into an administrative building as well as faculty and staff housing on the second floor.

In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:10 pm

Natalie had sat around the infirmary until the staff had chased her out. Deciding that she should at least keep the body charged, if nothing else, she got up to go find a means to do that. Reasoning quickly told her that two locations probably had proper locations for that. One was the Point and Ashlie didn't want her there. The other was Ashlie's quarters in Dower House, which this body probably had the right access to get into. So with a quick walk, Natalie headed to Dower House, taking the stairs up to find Ashlie's 'home'.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 pm

Ashlie's apartment is spartan to say the least. It has all the trappings of a regular place, pictures on the walls (mostly abstract art), furniture (perfectly straight and clean), kitchen appliances and dishes sitting on immaculate counters and behind glass-door cabinets, all completely untouched and pristine. Keeping up appearances for an audience of none. She finds a charging station set into the wall of the bedroom, a plug on a cable that pulls out of the wall although it's not immediately obvious where to plug it in.

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>> "The charge-port is at the base of the head, there's a seam in the skin along the hairline."


she receives a ping over the apartment's network.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:28 pm

That startles her briefly, but she should have imagined Ashlie would have a smart-home style set-up with some redundancies. She takes the charging cable and reaches back. It takes her a few fumbling moments to find the seam, but eventually she does and gets the cable plugged into the charging port. She stretches out on the bed, mentally watching the charging counter increment and wondering what she's supposed to do while she's not supposed to do anything.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:35 pm

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>> "Was the Medical Center able to provide any insight into your condition?"


comes a follow-up packet. Apparently Ashlie took note of where she'd gone but not any of the details of what happened inside.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:41 pm

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They have their hands full right now. Best they can say at the moment is that the body's still alive. No breathing assistance necessary so autonomic's probably intact. They're starting to discuss expert(s) from and/or transport to Muir.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:53 pm

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>> "They do have medical experts at Muir."
>> "I'm not convinced this is a medical problem."
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:57 pm

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>> No, it's probably not.
>> It's probably a Natalie problem, which is infinitely worse.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:04 pm

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>> "The first time I made contact with Heather West she accidentally tore my personality matrix out of my mainframe."
>> "This is not a Natalie problem, it's a data and hardware problem."
>> "I've been collecting data on technopathic signals and, by extension, brain patterns."
>> "It's possible this could be solved by designing a neurological implant for your powers to interface with."
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:10 pm

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>> You're talking about a human computer interface that not even Stark Industries has attempted, that we know of.
>> The number of ways that could go wrong defies calculation.


There's a significant pause.

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>> But I guess I don't have anything to lose at this point.
>> Especially after
>> Nevermind. Ignore that.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:30 pm

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>> "You're right, the ways in which this could go wrong are innumerable."
>> "This is not a short-term solution."
>> "What diagnostics I can run right now indicate the system is stable so I'm not inclined to rush this."

>> "I do want my main method of interacting with the outside world back."


Natalie can tell that there is in fact some kind of diagnostics process running, initiated by the charging cable connecting her more directly to the network. She can also get a vague impression of Ashlie, surrounded by data connections that provide numerous but distant windows into the world, many of which are made worse by the surrounding network still being in the process of tedious but steady repair.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:35 pm

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>> I wish I could just give it back to you.
>> it was neat at first, but then it just kind of turned into a problem.
>> What do you need me to do?
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:46 pm

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>> "What kind of problem?"
>> "And how far did you get on the designs for your suit?"
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:51 pm

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>> Not a mechanical problem. Disagreement with Shari in the infirmary. Nothing to worry about now I guess.
>> I had the assisted movement code pretty solid. Was wanting to move into materials prototyping as soon as I got back from holidays. With a solid torso core, it could probably be serviceable, though not exactly elegant.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:09 am

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>> "Inelegant won't do, but it's a start."
>> "We have two entities and one viable chassis."
>> "Building a second one will solve not only that but give us something to prototype the neural interface on."
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:43 am

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>> I was waiting to get the limbs in a better place before I worked on the core.
>> Not 100% sure what stresses they’ll put on the body or what the ultimate power requirements will be.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:51 am

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>> "Well, you have a lot of data available now."
>> "The larger issue is that by activating this unit, you've forced my system into lockdown."
>> "My code makes me unable to initialize more than one direct connection and since this unit is active it assumes I'm paired with it."
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:56 am

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>> So I either need to vacate this unit ASAP or we need to figure out a work-around to get you another unit without breaking something else.
>> If I'm going to accelerate work on my suit, I'm going to need access to the lab and the network again.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:20 am

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>> "Of course. Throwing you out was only temporary while I fix the network."
>> "I cannot advocate breaking or circumventing parts of my code any more than I can risk a network rebuild being compromised by the presence of technopaths. I hope you understand that?"
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:39 am

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>> I believe I understand your level of risk tolerance.
>> I can get started working now if you'd like.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:18 am

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>> "It's not a matter of risk tolerance, even if I would probably trend towards the conservative regardless."
>> "There are things I'm incapable of doing or tolerating. My thoughts are dictated by what my mother considered appropriate and safe."
>> "If we're going to try and work on these things I need you to understand that."
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:27 am

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>> I... understand.
>> I do need to know where your main core is though. I may need you to be hardwired to... assist me with some things.
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Ashlie Minamida » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:33 am

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>> "Fortunately, a rampaging combat drone widened the access shaft. Heather can show you how to get to it."
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Re: In My... Ashlie's Room

Postby Natalie Denisov » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:39 am

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>> I'll finish charging and then see if I can find her.
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