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»  Here My Voice Goes to Ones and Zeros, TAG: Noah
Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Feb 21 2014, 03:27 AM
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Shiny Happy Adept
32, Enlightened

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"Staying late again?"

The voice of her coworker got Andi to perk up in her cube and spin around in her chair, a little too fast at that, and she ended up banging her leg against the side of her desk, hissing lowly and reaching down to rub at her knee as the man lifted a hand, looking like he was going to ask if she was okay, but Andi beat him to the punch.

"Yup! Yup yup yup, gonna... gonna do some more 'quality control', if I want to get those days off next month I'm gonna have to really put my nose to the-- jeeeez that hurt more than it had any right to-- er, the grindstone. Just gonna shove it on up there and vrrrrrrrrr." She lifted her free hand and rubbed it against the edge of her nose, eyes going cross-eyed as she tried to look at her palm.

"Yeeeeah... maybe you oughta pencil in some time to, oh, I dunno, sleep at some point? Just a suggestion," the man said, waving a hand, and Andi dropped her own, nodding pointing at her coworker.

"Yes, right, sleep. I will absolutely do that. At some point."

"Mhmm." The man quirked a brow and turned to leave her cubicle, calling out, "Don't forget to lock up on your way out, and you best have a ride home--"

"I will! And I do!" Well, no, she didn't, but Andi was more than capable of handling herself on a walk home, she looked puffy but she had the ability to strike like a cobra, or maybe a really angry, bitey garter snake. Either way, she wasn't worried about the trip home. No, right now she was worried about scrolling through a virtual stack of single men's online profiles to check for anything creepy or offensive and bring down the ban hammer should she come across any. She spun back around in her chair, settling her fingers over the keys on her laptop.

First profile was boring, some guy talking about his record collection with a profile profile that was clearly ran through a few Instagram filters. Second guy was just as boring, third guy too, nothing really offensive until--

"Ooo, sorry 'Faramir420', thaaaat's a bong." Click, lock profile, send automated e-mail explaining the profile was detained until changes could be made, move to the holding area, delete link from the main page, remove tags from the search algorithm--

Ugh, this was taking way too long. Andi pursed her lips, glancing this way and that, double checking that she was, in fact, the only one in the building, and sure enough, she was. Well, maybe she could speed things up a little. She grinned toothily, bopping in her chair in excitement before closing her eyes and focusing. Okay, time to jack-in, go full Neo aaaaand--

ZIIIIP. Andi felt the familiar pull forward, almost like she was falling, which she sort of was, though when she landed it wasn't her face hitting the desk but her feet hitting the neon green and black 'floor' of the virtual web, or more precisely, the Site that held all the profiles her work's dating site had uploaded onto its servers. All around her were floating files, marked 'processed' or 'pending' or 'banned', tons of pictures of men and women floating seemingly in mid air, and she rubbed her hands together; time to get to work!

Andi reached up, gesturing towards a picture of a woman who decided her arm draped across her naked chest was a good enough shirt, and made a low 'tsk' sound as she swiped her hand to the left, sending the picture flying towards the 'banned' file and tapping at the pop up block that asked if she wanted to send the automated e-mail. Muuuuch faster! Heck, she might be done a lot sooner than she thought if she kept this pace up.

And then came the flickering blackness around her, like someone had flicked the lights off overhead and underfoot,and she gasped, freezing in place and waiting with wide eyes. Sure enough, a second flicker came, and she squeaked, jumping in place and looking around nervously. "Okaaaay, just gonna unplug here," she muttered to herself, closing her eyes and readying herself to jack out but a third flick shot through the Site, this time with some actual force to it, and Andi tumbled backwards, falling through a profile picture of a man with two tone hair and eyes averted away from the camera, expecting to fall onto her butt, but she didn't.

She didn't fall at all. In fact, it felt a bit like she was floating, everything around her was wavy and hard to make out, like being in a fish bowl, and she called out, "Oh my gosh! This-- what is this?!"

On the other side of that fish bowl, an avatar had popped up in the middle of the screen, an animated emoticon that seemed to speak with Andi's voice, but looked quite a bit like ohmy.gif
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Feb 22 2014, 01:10 AM
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Infamous Etherite
38, Enlightened



Noah wasn't leaving his bed. It was the sort of executive decision that a 'self-employed' man like himself could make while feeling completely unmotivated. Besides it was warm in bed, and cold any which direction he tried to pull himself out of the blankets which was something that he could not be bothered with- though eventually the boredom set in, as it always did when he found himself staring at the floorboards above him.

"Alright Noah you have to do something almost productive..."

Hissing against the frigid air of the basement he leaned an arm over, feeling around until he snagged what he was groping for- a laptop and and a pair of almost comically large headphones. After a moment of setup he settled back in, just sort of staring at the screen like he was waiting for it to do something interesting, but after a few moments of waiting for the impossible he pulled up Hearthstone and started on his quest log of trying to defeat so many players with his least used decks. "SoooooooOOooew much for productivity." He almost, almost scolded himself, but in the end it wasn't as though he minded zoning out in front of something as dumb as an internet card game.

That was he had been well on his way to zoning out in front of something as dumb as an internet card game until something weird happened. A little voice peeped up over the sound of cartoony fantasy characters- more human then the rest, which made it entirely creepy, coupled with that little emoji got Noah all sorts of worried. First was the looking around, bluetooth was off, he was logged out of skype. His eyes darted around straight up and back and forth- worst case scenario he was slipping into quiet again, best case scenario:

"Dammit Russ I hope you didn't get a virus on this damn thing again..."

He grumbled trying to pull up the task manager to get rid of whatever it was on his desktop, game forgotten given such an inconvenience. Seriously if that kid was downloading porn again he would have to have a real stern talking to with that boy.
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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Feb 27 2014, 01:19 AM
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Shiny Happy Adept
32, Enlightened

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Okay, this was weird, this was reeeeeally weird. Andi lifted her hand and waved it around through the air above her head, and she watched in alarm as her skin seemed to pixelate in front of her. She squeaked, at the emoticon on the screen followed suit. That arm came reeling back down next to her, and Andi let out a sigh of relief when she saw it wasn't entirely blocky anymore.

There was a voice, a reedy sort of thing, she could hear it well enough though the words were a bit hard to make out. There was a stirring beneath her feet and Andi glanced down in time to see a thin line take shape under her shoes, and she gasped as it started to rise up, pushing her along with it. "Oh gosh! Ahhh!" Up shot the task manager screen, and Andi wobbled this way and that before tumbling forward, only managing to catch herself on the edge at the last second.

To Noah, this looked a lot like the task manager popping up normally, only half a second after the fact there was a small, 8-bit sprite with red hair dangling off the top left corner, starting up a repetative motion of flailing its tiny arms as tiny sweat drops flew off either side of it.

"What is going oooon?! Ohhhhh no, oh please don't fall please don't fall pleaasepleasepleasedon'tfaaaall... unless there's ground is there ground?" A beat, as the sprite glanced down, then back up again. "There isn't! Ahhhh!"
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Feb 27 2014, 01:49 AM
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Infamous Etherite
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Weird wasn't probably the half of it, but weird was interesting, weird was different and new. Which was slightly more interesting then what he was doing anyways...so instead of closing down what he thought he was looking for, Noah just shut down his game and watched, fascinated in a morbid way how...people-like this strange little icon was that was showing up on his dash. Sort of like that Paper Clip back in the day, only...man was it, no...no...she was freaking out.

This was a trick, it had to have been. Because not too long ago his sister had been having a pretty good laugh at his expense thanks to a movie they had seen awhile ago about some guy falling in love with his computer. Ha ha, funny Lilith, way to take things a bit too far for a gag. Though that seemed a bit too motivated for his busy little sis. Which planted just enough of a seed of doubt in the Etherite's head that maybe this was just another strange case of happenstance that troubled him from time to time. Like his hand moving of its own accord or waking up in a different body. It just so happened to coincide with

So instead of annoyance there was genuine concern as the tiny avatar flailed and screamed. he was actually worried for her more then how pathetic it seemed that he was worried about a line of 1s and 0s that had decided to take up residency on his desktop. Noah's hands waved as though she could see him trying to coax her down from the high anxiety she had worked herself into. "Whoa...whoa...hey it's alright just...uh..." He hummed, grabbing a flat edged icon off his dash and moving it right under the little icon, of course he didn't know if that would help any, but maybe Photoshop would give her a little ledge to settle on. Though chances were, that was just an action that made him feel like he was helping somehow. "...can you hear me? Miss? Did that do anything?"

Noah looked around, knowing how absolutely nuts that sounded, he was talking to his computer and he wasn't even sure if he was talking to anyone in particular. He could only imagine what sort of flack he'd catch if someone came downstairs but that didn't matter right now. It was really stressful to watch the sprite go about her terrified business without trying to comfort her in some capacity.
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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Mar 6 2014, 07:18 PM
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Shiny Happy Adept
32, Enlightened

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It was strange, Andi had no idea what was happening on screen, she looked and felt like herself, the only thing switching around were the windows as whoever was manning the keyboard opened and closed different tabs. But a few clicks-- which were oddly audible and loud at that-- and all of a sudden that 'deep-underwater-warble' was coming in a little more clearly, and Andi found she could actually make up whatever that voice was saying.

There was a swoosh and all of a sudden a thin little ledge appeared under the task manager's window. "Oh!" Andi blinked and the sprite on screen followed suit, a moment later there was a tiny pixelated foot tapping hesitantly at the top of the Photoshop window and, after finding it tangible, the whole sprite slipped down and sat on the ledge as if it were a bench of some sort. Andi sighed in relief, she was still confused but at least now she wasn't dangling over a pit of digital nothingness.

"Whew, that is-- thank you, whoever you are, really, I thought I was gonna just fwooooooo-- SPLAT." She lifted a hand and dropped it into the palm of the other, the sound of skin hitting skin coinciding with her heavy ended sound effects. She took a few second to compose herself, patting down her hair and catching her breath as her hear rate returned to normal, she had to figure out just what happened and how to get out of this mess, and it seemed right now her only real option was to try and narrow down just where she was.

"Um, so... I'm sure you're pretty freaked out too, I know I am, I mean, heh, of course I am, it's all 'aaaaaaah' over here and-- man, I wish I could see you, this would be a lot easier, everything looks all blurry and-- oh! Hey! This is Photoshop, right?" The little sprite hopped up on its feet and waved towards the taskbar floating up overhead. "Do me a solid and hit 'sharpen' a few times, will you?"

Hey, maybe it'd work, who knew?
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Mar 7 2014, 04:57 AM
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Infamous Etherite
38, Enlightened



It was only after he saw the little sprite settle down on the icon that Noah puffed out a sigh of relief, he hadn't even been aware that he had been holding his breath, but apparently he had been. "You and me both." His hand ran through his hair as he settled down some trying to smile though he couldn't help but think that it was still a problem that this little thing was camping down in his computer like a digital refugee.

"Oh you're welcome." His response was kneejerk politeness, as was the unseen bowing of his head. The whole effect was rather laughable, cartoony even...the sounds didn't help and he was trying not to sound like he was laughing at her misfortune but...it was almost kind of cute how animated she was about this all. "I just wish I had a comfier icon...maybe the cloud?" That was a joke for the most part, but that too was sort of kneejerk...humor, at least bad humor was his strongest defense mechanism when he couldn't blow something up.

So Noah sat there in silence for awhile, gently ghosting his fingers against hte keys to make a tapping sound as he fidgeted about wondering where to go from there, seemed the sprite was composing herself, and far be it from him to bother her...even though he had been in the middle of something. Seemed silly now, because it really wasn't anything important.

That was, until the girl seemed to light back up, a moment of peace then she was back on...chattering away like someone had put a quarter in her- it was enough to make Noah's head spin, but he floundered for only a second or two before he figured out what she was saying. "Oh no no no...please don't worry about it, things like this happens to me all the time!" He flailed his hands trying to dismiss her concerns because honestly they really did. Hell, he was just pleased that she wasn't trying to destroy anything, in the grand scheme of things she was being a perfect guest even though she hadn't been exactly invited. "If I'm all 'GAHHHHH' its just because you're all 'AHHHHHH' and I'm just like how can I help...!"

Oh.

Well he could help just like that apparently.

He stopped his fake screaming and pulled his face very very close to the monitor, trying to pick out the function he was asked to use. "Sure sure...give me a sec." His eyesight wasn't exactly the best, but it only took a bit of muttering before he announced: "Okay...Filter>Sharpen...and...that should do it!" Noah craned his neck back inspecting his handiwork hoping that had done the trick, but who knew ? Well other then the computer girl, and he had a feeling she'd let him know pretty quick. "Did that do it?"

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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Mar 12 2014, 05:29 PM
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Shiny Happy Adept
32, Enlightened

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“Well hey, I mean, if I’m gonna fall to my potential doom at least the cloud might break my fall.” Andi paused, then added, “But I guess that’d depend on what you had stored in there…” Would it really make a difference? Bitch, it might, if anyone was aware that the inner working of a CPU were a physical thing, it was Andi. Look at her now. “Don’t wanna be stabbed by the corner of jaggy JPEG edges, you know?”

She took a moment to get herself together once she had some solid ground under her pixelated butt, trying to figure out just what had happened here. Clearly there was an upset with something, she knew she had worked her magic the proper way so this had to be something else, maybe a server issue? Had some malware thought she was a threat? Could be just about anything. But first things first, she needed to get this guy—or girl? Hard to tell with that voice—on her level in hopes that they’d help. So far so good, opening the tabs showed they were at least friendly and thoughtful, but saying ‘oh hey by the way I can cast magical spells and somehow shot myself through the internet onto your hard drive’ is hardly something most people would take at face value.

“They do? Oh man, I’m sorry!” Things like this happened to her too, at least they could commiserate on that together. There was some swift movement on the other side of that fishbowl, but it was too blurry to really make out, and if Andi had to guess, she’d assume someone was having a bit of a mini-seizure. “Right! AHHH and GAHHH and OH NOOOO all up in here!” Finally, someone who spoke her language, maybe this would go more smoothly than she originally thought.

She had no way of knowing if her Sharpen idea would work, but hey, worth a shot, right? Slowly the blurriness on the other side of the monitor started to fade, like someone was screeching ‘ENHANCE!’ on CSI, and after a moment that big peach, black and white blur came together to resemble a face. A face she had seen before, a little more aged and a little more worse for the wear, but she recognized it in an instant and she jumped up on that Photoshop window like someone had lit a fire up under her butt.

“FENWICK?!” What were the odds? Was that really him? Had to be, the voice alone, she should have known, and that hair and that nose… Andi the blob of pixels stared, wide eyed, little anime-esque sweatdrops flitting off of either side of her digital head as she waved her little block hands at the man before her. “HOLY SPUTNIK!”
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Mar 13 2014, 01:34 AM
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Infamous Etherite
38, Enlightened



Noah shrugged. "Unless it follows the same principles on the web as it does in the real world...I mean a literal cloud would just give way and..." He made a raspberry noise with his tongue, then chuckled a little, wincing at the very concept of taking a jpeg to the the knee. "Ugh and what an insult to injury that would be...you'd die, and the last thing you'd see would be pictures of my family vacation." Him in a swimsuit, yeah that almost had to be against the Geneva Convention under cruel and unusual torture.

"Oh yeah...all the time, I mean...not so much now, but I sorta miss that. I mean this, well you know...uh." Not that missed terrible things befalling what was either a very unfortunate woman or a very hapless AI, but that sort of wonder was woefully missing in his life these days. "Really I should be apologizing, because sure this is all sorts of EEEEEEEEEEEEE." Well it was something they were speaking, maybe some sort of language but who knew with all the sound, Noah on the other hand was all too entertained that they could be having this 'talk' and soon he found himself growing a bit more casual, at least...he didn't feel like he had to flounder, because if this had been some sort of sack or prank, the joke would have already been on him, or he'd have been dead in his pajamas already.

Sure made it easy to click away at photoshop in hopes to make things a little easier, trying to remember the rules of the Digital Web some tens years later he decided had to be a moot point, and it wasn't like that was something you could bring up in polite conversation besides. So whether or not this was going to work was going to be a learning experience for him- and it was...so exciting! The smile on his face almost hurt as he leaned back in...

Only to almost jump back and out of bed as his name was screamed, his laptop took a tumble off his lap as he kicked his legs behind him- the sound that came out of him was a very undignified shriek, but after the initial shock wore off Noah crept back, flipping the laptop back upright and daring to get closer. "Oh please...please don't be scared!" Here he was making a scene when he should have been coaxing the situation, because he felt absolutely terrible about how he had just acted, and worse...how she had reacted to seeing him. Which totally proved this had to have been an enlightened of some persuasion, and given the fear on that little sprite's face- not part of his side. "I...I'm not whoever you think I am, really, I changed..." Noah tried to give a reassuring smile, making an effort to look harmless and approachable.

"I just go by Noah now."
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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Mar 19 2014, 02:27 AM
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Shiny Happy Adept
32, Enlightened

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"Hey, it could be worse, it could be zoo pictures." God knows she was a woman who loved her some animals, but looking at fuzzy, stagnant pictures of a lemur that you could kinda see behind that one tree branch was like some special layer of hell.

"Ugh, tell me about it, nothing exciting happens to me, I think I got all my life's WHOA NO WAAAAY moments out in one big burst a bajillion years ago." Okay, like ten years ago, but for all the dull moments she'd endured since, it might as well have been a bajillion. "Well yeah, I mean, it's totally all AAAAAUGH over here but at the same time, nooooot the weirdest situation I've ever found myself in, believe it or not." Once you had a giant robot punch through a brick wall, grab you, and threaten to throw you into the Hudson, stuff like getting stuck in a computer kinda paled in comparison.

And then that giant robot came stomping back into her life, or at least the guy who was manning the mech did, and Andi screeched bloody murder, because really, what the hell were the odds? But it seemed she spooked the poor guy-- wait a second, 'poor guy'? This was Ogden's arch nemesis! The Joker to his Batman, the Lex Luthor to his Superman, the worst megalomaniac to ever walk the face of the earth...

...Who also used to drive her home after the boys were done playing with their toys. And who bought her pancakes that one time. It was a game, it all was, a super exciting high adrenaline rush of a game, but a game nonetheless, Fenwick hadn't been that bad a guy, and besides, Ogden was dead. That had really been the nail in the coffin, really Robin couldn't fight the Joker and Harley on her own, it just didn't work that way, and so the game had ended, everyone packed up their toys and went home. And now here was the MVP of the game trying like crazy to get her to calm down, and well, that was kinda exciting in its own right,wasn't it? The fact that they'd run into one another in such a ass-backwards sorta way?

Andi sure thought so.

Besides, it was kinda hard to stay shocked when the guy who used to kidnap you and hold you for ransom was smiling like a big old dork trying to reassure you. Andi sighed, the little sprite letting out a visible puff of air on screen, and then pushed herself up on her little pixelated feet. "Alright, Noah-- if that is your real name--" She knew it was, but still. "--If you've really changed then that must mean you're a good guy now. And you know what good guys do, right?" The tiny sprite set her hands on her hips, squared eyes narrowing as she leaned forward and waited for an answer. The Scourge of the Technocracy better have one, dang it!
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Mar 20 2014, 12:29 AM
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Infamous Etherite
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Noah let lose a loud shudder, not sure if he was even exaggerating his reaction to the dull hell of pictures of people and situations he wasn't a part of. It was just a fate worse then death if you asked him.. Though hey, maybe this mystery woman or potential AI would have enjoyed seeing the world of sentient hamsters living in butts. You know, because it was something you didn't see everyday. Though Noah guessed that the novelty would have worn off quickly- it did for him."Bllllaaaaaaaaahurrrgh" His hands clawed up and he shook and laughed.

"Gurl, who you tellin?"

That smile softened some, that sort of sad smile that followed a bittersweet memory. Of course he didn't know where the sprite was coming from, but he knew where he was coming from, and it was a dull boring hell in comparison to the life he lived before. Noah puffed a wistful sigh like some sort of stricken by an almost dreamy quality, like a pubescent girl looking back on a crush. God he had really loved life and himself back then...just him, his sister, the good fight and well...a lot of fucking mayhem.

He missed that, he missed that a lot. Though he was sort of lost on where this woman fit in. There had been plenty of women during his more adventurous years- but this one, well probably due to her pixilated quality- but even then there was nothing really about the sprite that caught his attention as features he would have known, but she certainly seemed familiar, and she was certainly familiar with him. "Hmmm." Noah's lips worked around as he pulled the laptop back onto his legs, "I think you know it is." There was no suspicion in his tone, more like a matter of fact statement that maybe a few years of bad decisions had blown his brain to Swiss cheese, and now he was paying for it- which was embarrassing, like...really embarrassing. Hey, it kept a man humble, and smiling, just because the other option was screeching and noping on out so hard that he declared his own basement a no man's land.

Another laugh, "I wasn't a bad guy. I was just doing what I had to. But now, now I know what team you're playing on." Oh there was a thrill, this wasn't a situation where he was feeling defensive, no this was his voice hitting that 'AH-HAH' as he pointed at the screen, OH TAKE THAT. He posed smugly himself there for a moment before shrinking running his hands through his hair again as he shook his head laughter turning into an awkward giggle. "...But I'm not playing that game anymore. So I suppose I can go rescue a damsel in distress." Noah looked up with a smirk, puffing air out of lips, at a bit of loss because he wasn't a bad guy dammit.

"You think the issue with the Digital Web is on your end or mine?"
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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Apr 4 2014, 11:36 PM
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Shiny Happy Adept
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Good, good, it seemed her hatred of people's zoo pictures was shared by others. The exaggerated noise that came pouring out of Fenwick's mouth earned a nod of understanding from Andi, though of course, that particular 'bllllaaaargh' was actually about butt hamsters, but no way Andi knew that.

A wistful sigh followed, yeah, the glory days were long gone, left to the tomes of the record keepers, though those dingbats probably tweaked things this way and that way and--oh, what did it matter? It was over, and now she got to play the nine-to-five game and complain about Obamacare like everybody else. Lame. That's what it was, lame, so maybe she should be excited that something was actually happening, even if it meant that she was trapped in some dude's computer.

Some dude that turned out to be a dude she knew, one that was a blast from her past, and that certainly made things exciting. "Oh come on, of course I know it is,but that's not fun, Noah," she said, exasperated, the sprite on the screen shaking its head in annoyance. Man, had he forgotten how to play the game after ten-odd years of retirement? Looked like it, which was sad, but hey, things were starting to look up as one blurry fingertip tapped against the fishbowl screen of the monitor, and the sprite on screen grinned widely, tiny line of a mouth turning into a bright white square.

"Ah ha! Dang right you can. Noah Fenwick, playing the hero... whodathunk?" Oh yeah, there was some giddiness to that tone now, and Andi clapped her hands together in front of her chest, rubbing them together as she considered his follow up question. "I'm gonna guess mine. I was derping around and then BAM there was this-- I dunno, great disturbance in the force, some big wave of static, almost like it was getting knocked offline. Whichhey, mighta been, cause, uh, I can't exactly hop back over, soooo...." Shrug.
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Apr 5 2014, 09:39 PM
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Infamous Etherite
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There was that thrill of adventure pounding the blood through his veins...he could nearly hear it in his head, though whether it was excitement for something to do, or fear of being caught was still lost on Noah. Because at that moment where he was told that he was no longer fun...he was reminded why he was no longer any fun. Many reasons, and every single one brought about by his own hand. Apparently his idea of fun was pretty damn self destructive, so when things settled he did his best to avoid fun. Though this lady, man she was something else...

It was enough to almost put a fire under a guy's ass really, being called out, and tapped and poked without even so much as as much as implications and visual representations that weren't even real.

Noah held his head up high and preened, "I always did." He'd stick to his guns about that, though being called a villain didn't discourage the Etherite any, if anything he meant he had something to prove. His goodness and her...well, wrongness. Something of which he had no problem doing, especially since he had a feeling that with his superior intellect this was going to be a cake walk...well if he actually had a taste for cake, which he did not.

"Soooo...yeah, no I get it." He listened as she spoke but as she did he started to fiddle with the bluetooth and pull out an earpiece. Seemed if he was going to go anywhere, it would probably be best to bring her with. "Maybe something wireless?" Okay it was a shot in the dark, could have been anything, computer issues, server issues, power outage...act of god. Really until he got there, wherever that was, it was all a situation of hypothetical theories. "Either way I guess I'm heading out whereever you are...so um, where are you?" He turned the computer away and pulled himself out of bed, out of politeness of course, since he guessed that someone who knew him probably didn't want to see him in his skivvies.

Though it took him some time to get dressed, mostly because he was considering something. "Like dress code wise...what do you think would get me in with the least amount of questioning. Suit? Coveralls? Street clothes?" He had a little of everything, most of it all collecting dust, but it seemed that someone still had a bit of a mind left for danger...believe it or not.
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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Apr 15 2014, 01:30 AM
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Someone was just so dang proud of themselves, Andi couldn't bring herself to rag on him anymore. She'd let him have that one, the sprite just shaking its head slightly, almost fondly, or as fondly as a stack of pixels possibly could.

"Maybe." Andi shrugged, really she had no clue, maybe if she took ten seconds to switch her perspective and really try to nail down what had happened she could conjur up an answer, but right now his guess was as good as hers. "Oh! Um, I aaaaam..." Crap, what was the address of her office? She took a moment to do a mental recall and then rattled off the address, a street on Manhattan's eastside. "Is that too far? I mean, I dunno where you are or anything and you're literally the only person who knows where I am buuuut I don't want you to have to like, go out of your way to pul me from wi-fi hell..."

She rattled on as he did... something, she wasn't sure, all she knew was one moment he was in front of her and the next he was gone as she was looking at what looked like a blurry wall. But he was back soon enough, and the air around her seemed to dim. Must've unplugged the computer, she figured, and shifted on her ledge. Hopefully it had a decent battery, she'd hate to lose him before he got here.

"Well, two options, really. You could so business casual and just play it off like you work here. It's an office, and I can give you the door code when you get here. Or, if you're feeling super-sneaky, you could go with a light blue shirt and khakis, I think it is... the cleaners should be here pretty soon. Whatever floats your disguise boat I guess."
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Noah Fenwick
 Posted: Apr 15 2014, 04:40 PM
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Infamous Etherite
38, Enlightened



"Maybe is better then nothin." The motto of his people, give it a shot and see what happens, at best it would work, at worst it would blow him up...neutrally, it would do nothing. But really he hoped it would be one of the more extreme entertaining options. Still the distance given to him was daunting, and he snickered, shaking his head. "It's about a forty minute ride on the 6-Train, three hour walk...don't worry about it, I said I would help, and I'm happy to do it."

Noah insisted, and he was stubborn enough he wouldn't have heard anymore about it if pixel girl decided to change her mind. Besides, he needed to get out of the house a little and this was a bit more intellectually stimulating then taking Pumpkin down to the dog park. Still as good as it would be doing something, there was a certain anxiety about it, simply because it had been ages since he had done anything of the like that wasn't 'visiting family'. Though for the sake of simplicity and his nerves he really was going to take the subway even though it would be busy, full of people and smell like urine...

"Business casual? Is that a polo shirt and dress slacks?" Okay that wasn't something he had, but luckily there was a certain boring old man who he happened to live with that had a plethora of these sort of things. In a moment, he was picking through the laundry, pulling out a burgundy polo and a pair of black pressed slacks. "Whoooo these are TERRIBLE." And huge. Super huge. Noah felt like he was playing dress up as he grabbed one of his own studded belts and cinched in the waist until the seams doubled over. He looked like he was living in a tarp...but he guessed that made a bit of sense, because he could wear t-shirts from the boys department, and Paul was an average sized grown ass man.

Giving himself a look in the mirror, the only real proof of how bad he really looked came with a long disgusted groan from the Etherite, who was happy that he couldn't be seen in this garbage by his current company. Hmmm... that wouldn't do. "Well I'm heading out the door, I have the laptop in my backpack but..." He grabbed a few cords and pulled them forward as he stuck a few in a machine at his wrist. "Can you patch through to this? " It was connected, but not exactly as direct...but if it could work it would at least be something where the two of them could maybe see one another, awful clothes or not.

But without waiting much, he shimmied out the basement window for the sake of simplicity and headed towards the subway terminal ready to head on out to slay the dragon, fix the wifi.

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Cassandra Clark
 Posted: Apr 23 2014, 11:04 PM
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Shiny Happy Adept
32, Enlightened

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"Aww, what a nice guy." Andi paused, and after a moment, added, "But like a real nice guy, not the kind that own like forty-bajillion fedoras and have a My Little Pony bedspread." Yet another pause followed as the tiny sprite seemed to consider something yet again, and waved a tiny pixelated hand as it asked, "Er, you don't have a creepy MLP bedspread, do you?" Hey, you never knew. And if he did... maybe she'd be better off lost in wi-fi land.

"Yeah, if you're a forty-year old dad." Andi giggled, there was exactly one guy in the office who wore a polo and khakis nearly every day and he had three kids, one of which just graduated high school. And those khakis? Totally had pleats. Usually worn with a braided belt to really add to the whole look. "What's terrible? Lemme seeeeee..." She couldn't see Noah anymore, that wall was still the only thing in front of her, and the sprite glanced over its shoulder like she could possibly see through the back of the laptop and out at whatever it was that was so terrible, but of course, she couldn't. That groan, though? That spoke volumes. Whatever it was must have been hideously terrible.

And then things went dark, not scary-dark but Andi was pretty sure the laptop had been closed, and after a few seconds of nervous shifting she breathed a sigh of relief. Okay, a book bag,she could handle that, for a second there she was worried maybe he had changed his mind. "Hmm? Oh, uh... lemme try..." She could feel when the laptop was jacked into something else, it was sort of like sensing when someone opened a door that led to another room in the house, and Andi closed her eyes, focusing long enough to send her digital self flitting through the wires until she materialized into the machine strapped at the Etherite's side.

"I-- whoa! Outside! Hey, I can see!" A delighted,slightly digitized version of Andi's face and shoulders filled the screen strapped to Noah's arm, and after a second of checking out that early evening sky she glanced down and blinked, finally taking in her would-be savior's face without that horrible fishbowl look making it all weird and stretchy. "Oh..." she offered, grinning and settling her hands in front of her face, very much conjuring up a certain gloved antagonistic father from an old school anime. "Mr. Fenwick, I presume?" A beat. "And you did go with a polo. Bold choice, Mr. Fenwick, booooold choice."
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