LNH: All-New Legion of Net.Heroes #3
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Tue Jan 21 16:19:40 PST 2014
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LLLLLLLLLLLLLL | Session #3 |
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ANDREW PERRON as Kid Enthusiastic
EDWARD HAUSER as Genesis
ANTONIO MENTEGUIAGA as Maia
THE STORY SO FAR: There is *power* flowing from the Net to humanity and
back! The net.powered have gathered together on a budget to form - the
Legion of Net.Heroes!
Kid Enthusiastic has a wrench!
Kid Enthusiastic says, "I definitely did not steal it."
Genesis eyes Kid E. "...Um, okay. I don't recall asking if it was
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh cool."
Genesis peers. "/Did/ you steal it?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Nope!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "I bought it at the hardware store."
Genesis says, "Why? Something in need of smashing or turning?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Well, like, there's always *something*. If we
want an LNH-mobile or a plane or, like, some sort of net-throwing
trap, we'll definitely need a basic toolkit!"
Genesis sighs. "We don't have the money for the supplies for /any/ of
those things." She leans back in her chair and looks up at the
ceiling. "Starting to wonder if I should get back in contact with
Kid Enthusiastic shakes his head so hard he briefly gets dizzy. "No
way!" He hops up on the desk, and fiddles with his phone for a
moment. "I-- ah!" A dramatic march begins playing, and he points out
the window into the appropriately-timed sunset. "If we're going to
really and truly bring together the new humanity, we can't be
beholden to the government or the military! We gotta be heroes!
Fighting for the public good! Serving the people in our own way!
Doing the things they can't!"
Genesis leans forward and rests her chin on her fist, grinning very
slightly. She sighs a little. "You're right, of course... I mean,
that's why I resigned. It's just... we don't have any resources. I'm
not sure what else we can do right now..."
Kid Enthusiastic's music sort of winds down awkwardly. "...hmmmm." He
hops off the desk. "Maybe we could have a community bake sale."
Genesis chuckles. "That'd get us a new Danger Tracker, maybe." She
gently kicks the side of the old Gateway computer under the desk, the
aluminum case thumping. "Look... I don't know how much time we have,
here. We need to get money *somehow*. A lot of it... we need to have
rapid response capabilities, we need an *actual* tracker, and most
importantly, we can't operate totally freelance. We need support and
cooperation from and with the government."
Kid Enthusiastic hrmmmmmmms. "Maybe..." He snaps his fingers. "I know!
A private detective license! We can take cases to pay the rent and
get some official recognition!"
Genesis grins. "Hmm. Well... I like the idea, I'll give you that much.
But... okay, look. I was trying to be a bit more subtle, but I really
feel like we need to work with VEIL. I don't mean that we should
become agents, but... look, I know these people. They're government,
sure, but they're good people, and are trying to protect humanity
just as much as we are... hm. Maybe we can work with them as
metahuman consultants, of sorts."
Kid Enthusiastic hrmmmmmmm. "Well, I mean..." He taps his chin with his
fist in a kind of adorable way. "I mean, if we're consultants,
y'know? If we're not taking orders, I guess that would... maybe... be
Genesis smiles. "Exactly. I don't know whether Director Lionheart's
gonna go for it, but I like to think the work we did together when
she was the ERU chief counts for a lot. This'll get us public
recognition, money, *and* rapport with the government. We need that."
Kid Enthusiastic sits down, pondering, tapping his fingers together.
"Wellll... okay. But if we go all corporate because of this, I
reserve the right to go and found the West Coast LNH."
Genesis says, "Fair. Buuut I'm pretty sure we won't have to worry about
that... you're /really/ weird, kid, but honestly, you're a valuable
asset... you've got a hell of a brain and I don't think anyone could
match your enthusiasm."
Kid Enthusiastic grins. "Well naturally! That's why the name." He nods
Maia pulls a sheet of paper out from her cloak.
Kid Enthusiastic o.o
Genesis glances over at Maia.
Maia oh right, pulled out a sheet.
Kid Enthusiastic ah! Indeed.
Maia says, "It came with the hammer I think. ....Its got numbers and
stuff on it."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oooooh! Can I see? o.o"
Maia hands it over.
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Hmmmm, looks like it's some kind of dungeon-y
dragon-y character stats page thing. With your name on it!"
Maia gasps, looks it over, "...I feel kinda insulted by this thing
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh, c'mon, you have a high Charisma! I could
just pinch your cheeks! <3"
Maia says, "Right! Charisma! So obviously I must be some sort of
charismatic class! ...I think."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Hmmmmmmm, class, class... huh. That's weird."
Maia says, "What is?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "I think says 'Carpenter'. Is that, like, a
metaphor for hitting people with a hammer?"
Maia says, "...Carpenter. Carpenter isn't a class!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh, I dunno, lots of people want to learn
carpentry. Pays good money!"
Genesis peeks at the paper. "...Okay, this is starting to get a little
Kid Enthusiastic hmmmmmmmms and pulls out a pencil. "I wonder if you'd
change if we wrote new stuff on here..."
Genesis snatches the pencil out of Kid E's hand.
Genesis says, "No."
Genesis says, "We don't fuck around with the potential fabric of a
person's being lightly."
Kid Enthusiastic pouts! "I was only going to put something in her
inventory. Like, a banana peel!"
Genesis gives Kid E a look.
Kid Enthusiastic says, "For *science*!"
Maia says, "My inventory is on that thing?"
Genesis says, "Possibly? What's in your pockets?"
Maia says, "...Oh yeah! I'm wearing jeans under this hoodie!"
Maia says, "Kid! I'm hungry! Write apple on that sheet!"
Kid Enthusiastic gets out the pencil? :D
Maia nods, "Do it!"
Kid Enthusiastic quickly writes in 'apple'!
And its quickly erased from the sheet, if it can even be called that.
The writing seems to unwrite itself after the pencil, the lead
quickly breaking and the sheet sparking a tad.
Maia says, "Huh. Guess not, alrighty then."
Kid Enthusiastic ...huh.
Kid Enthusiastic takes copious notes.
Maia takes back the sheet. "Probably best if I keep this for myself."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Ooooh! Make a photocopy and see if you can
write on that!"
Maia says, "...You guys have a copy machine?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "...well, there's one in the print shop in the
next building over."
Maia stares at the print shop. "How long have we been in a city."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh, here, let me pull up the description from
the first session on my phone..."
As yet, the headquarters of the Legion of Net.Heroes (the name was Kid
E's idea) is a small affair--really, they just rented out a couple
floors of commercial office space.
Maia says, "Oh, in that case."
Maia sits in her rightfully gained office chair. "So how we paying for
Kid Enthusiastic says, "By scrimping and pinching! Although..."
Kid Enthusiastic looks over his shoulder at Genny. "Well, Genny's going
to 'make use' of some of her government contacts. Which... will
totally be a good idea! ...right?" He gives Maia a hesitant
Maia looks at Genny, "We should probably get some sort of superhero
funding or something shouldn't we.
Genesis nods. "It will., I'm sure of it." She smiles. "We'll be
freelancing for VEIL. No ties beyond them paying us to do stuff we
Kid Enthusiastic ...second thumbs-up?
Maia says, "...Hey, I'm a superhero, aren't I? Is there like, a
documented amount of skin I'm supposed to be showing or something?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Skin? Is your skin the source of your powers?
Maia says, "No. ...Wait, do I have powers?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "...I thought you had powers??"
Maia says, "I have a hammer!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Hammer power!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "But yeah! Do you want to wear a bikini or
Maia says, "I dunno, doesn't seem too sensible really. I'd probably
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Huh. Okay then, you're good!"
~~~~~~~~~Elsewhere in time and space:~~~~~~~~~
Eternity tocks, "They participate in this charity thing called the FF5
Four Job Fiesta. It's a yearly thing in which you sign up and are
handed four jobs, one from each crystal. You have to be using all the
jobs available to you at any given time, and you're limited to those
four jobs for the whole playthrough."
Gail Kilcrop <3
Eternity ticks, "The idea being to stream it, usually."
Eternity tocks, "If your first-crystal job is Berserker, you're off to
a really good start! But if you get White Mage... you miiiight be a
little bit fucked. o3o"
Maia suddenly feels incredibly offended.
Kid Enthusiastic ???
Maia says, "I feel as if someone just stated something horrible against
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Which one?"
Maia says, "White Mage."
Kid Enthusiastic ahhhhhhhs. Patpats. "You should write a sternly worded
Maia heads to the Sub-Sub-Sub-Sub-Sub-Et-Cetera-Basement.
Maia comes in from the Space-Time Nexus.
Maia has arrived.
Maia dropped Sternly Worded Letter.
Maia heads to the Space-Time Nexus.
Maia has left.
Gail Kilcrop XD
To who it may concern,
I feel as if you have stated something horrible against my namestack
as a White Mage. Let it be known.
-Maia, The White Mage
Sarabi says, "What's a namestack?"
Spear candies, "Terny, I think that poorly worded letter is for you."
Eternity hm. "Seems it is."
Maia comes in from the Sub-Sub-Sub-Sub-Sub-Et-Cetera-Basement.
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Very good! Now your namestack will be
Maia says, "Name stack"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "You know, like a bunch of names on top of each
over. Wobbly, maybe gonna fall over...?"
Maia says, "Some sort of jenga thing?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Sure!"
A booming, female voice echoes through the halls of the LNH Rented
Office Space. "White Mage is a good class. It is not a good class for
*everyone in your party to be*, however."
Maia blinks, "The heck? Hey thats only slightly better!"
Genesis says, "...the hell was that?"
Maia considers playing a full white mage run just to prove that booming
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh, I think Maia is arguing with one of the
Writers. I mean Players. I mean, swamp gas."
Genesis says, "You can just say 'one of the higher-ups', I get it."
Maia says, "Gosh darned swamp gas."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "That works too."
Genesis says, "You guys both realize the nearest swamp is about a
hundred miles away, right?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Wow, it must be *really* gassy!"
Maia says, "You do realize that I broke a hole in reality like a few
days ago, right?"
Maia says, "So for right now, I'm assuming the red triangles on my
jacket are portals and I should be scared of them. Its been pretty
annoying not being able to use my triangle pockets."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "I thought this was about a month after the
Maia says, "A few days is within the scope of a month!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Thirty is SO not a few!"
Genesis says, "Well, yeah. I also know there's a standardized
classification system for universal streams."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "So it could be emenations from Earth-Swamp."
Maia says, "Does that mean I can use my triangle pockets then?"
Genesis grabs a quarter and puts it in one of Maia's pockets.
Genesis says, "If you can pull it out, you'll probably be fine."
Maia stares at Jacket, looks at quarter on the floor, "I think I might
just need to get this jacket fixed. Are there any like. Super
Genesis says, "You could probably just find a regular one, since that's
a regular jacket. We've got a costume-repair fund, actually."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "I found it down the back of the couch! <3"
Genesis shakes a can of coins. There's a label taped to it. Written in
sharpie is "Costume Repair Fund" in Kid E's handwriting.
Maia says, "But it'd be so cool if I could get my triangles to be
really cool pockets!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh man. But what if you kept, like, really huge
weapons in there? And you could pull it out all like YOINK! Haha,
Mister Nastybad, didn't see THIS coming!"
Genesis says, "That'd require some moebius weaving. Not in the budget
Genesis, buzzkill. :I
Maia considers, "I think that whole character sheet schtick makes it
better if I stick to this weapon. I was thinking more like this one
could be a flash drive and this one could be a box of bandaids and
this one could be a smoke bomb!
Genesis says, "Sorta like a utility belt built into the hem of your
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oooooh, good point."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "It's like a '90s-y leather jacket, but you
actually look cute!"
Maia says, "Yeah! Although I think I'm supposed to be heal spec'd so
like, maybe an over the counter dispensery?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Hmmmmm! Like, painkillers and stuff?"
Maia says, "Or that medicine you take to avoid flight sickness! And the
umm. Top triangles should probably be candy. Or flowers!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Or like. Oxygen pills!"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "...are those a real thing?"
Genesis says, "...probably."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Oh, and like, that anti-radiation medicine."
Maia says, "You guys need anti-radiation medicine that often? Wait, I'd
probably need to get like. Plastic or something sewn in for that."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Well, I mean, just in case."
Maia says, "Kid you're always playing with that thing, can it do
anything to my outfit thats cool?"
Kid Enthusiastic uhhhhhh.
Kid Enthusiastic takes the thing that looks like a remote control with
a tiny satellite dish sticking out and cranks the eggbeater handle on
Kid Enthusiastic says, "I don't think so. Is your shirt electronic?"
Genesis says, "What's that do?"
Maia says, "I saw a stall at the mall once that had electronic
Kid Enthusiastic says, "It's supposed to control electronic systems.
Right now it mostly screws with them."
Maia says, "...That reminds me!"
Maia checks her phone, "I haven't been getting any calls. Think its
cause of the whole like. Shift thing?
Genesis says, "You'll prooobably want to get a new plan, yeah."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Ooooooooh."
Maia stares at the phone, "I wasn't paying for my own plan before."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Man. But just think about it. A slightly
different set of technologies. o.o"
Genesis says, "I'm not sure it's even that."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "...but I bet it is!"
Genesis says, "Her phone's just not recognized because it's not in the
phone company's database as having a plan, really. Though that IS
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Maia!"
Maia hands it over to Kid, "I'm using this as an excuse to get a phone
to fit my motif then."
Kid Enthusiastic cackles fiendishly, which is a bit weird coming out of
a ten-year-old. "Oh man. What if there's something in here we can get
a patent on?"
Genesis says, "E, what did I say last time?"
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Close the refrigerator, we're not made of
Genesis says, "No, the other thing."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "But I wouldn't be exploting the lack of
inter-universal patent law for my *own* profit! It'd be for the
Maia says, "Genesis, you know this place pretty good, right? Wheres
there a tailor and a phone shop I could check out?" She's already
practically at the door."
Genesis says, "It still counts. Feel free to cannibalize the phone for
your gadgets as long as it's okay with Maia, but no selling
technology that hasn't ever been invented here."
Kid Enthusiastic grumps. "Boooo."
Genesis pulls up Google Maps and points out a couple of good places for
both. Including, to her surprise, a combination tailor shop/Sprint
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Huh. Convenient!"
Maia says, "That seems oddly conveinent."
Maia pulls Kid to the side and whispers, "I want seventy percent."
Genesis says, "...was there really a demand for tha--HEY I HEARD THAT"
Maia says, "Kid run she's on to us!"
Maia runs out the door with a jingle.
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Woo-woo-woo-woo!"
Kid Enthusiastic escapes into the rafters.
Maia climbs in through the window, prints off the Google Maps results,
then climbs back out the window.
~~~A day and a half later~~~~~~
Maia boop boops on a touchtone flip-phone, her outfit seeming it might
have an absurd more amount of zippers than before.
Genesis says, "If that thing weren't so cute, it'd be, like... /maybe/
a step below Liefeld."
Maia says, "You're just jealous that my cosplay ability got me a
Kid Enthusiastic has a jeweler's loupe in one eye and a voltimeter in
Genesis says, "...maybe a little, yeah."
Genesis says, "I mean, come on, I've got actual combat armor made from
actual alien alloys!"
Maia says, "And Final Fantasy is apparently an eternal cosmic constant
that everyone loves."
Kid Enthusiastic squints while he talks. "You should insert yourself
into an alternate universe's culture as fiction, then go over there
and win all the contests."
Maia softly says to Genesis, "Are we allowed to do that?"
Genesis says, "Thaaat sounds suspiciously supervillainy yet typically
Kid E. No."
Genesis looks over at the young boy. "Whatcha doing? Counting bits?"
Maia ended up getting flowers and herbs used by witch doctors to go
into her neck triangles.
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Actually! I'm examining the battery connectors.
It's fascinating, it loses twenty percent less power to heat
dissipation and waste!"
Kid Enthusiastic also, witch doctors, really
Maia what they smell nice.
Kid Enthusiastic well yeah it's just not a very accurate term
Maia fine plague doctors.
Kid Enthusiastic ...oh you meant
<OOC> Maia imagines that this entire conversation has been like. An odd
mix of interprative dance and facial expression.
<OOC> Kid Enthusiastic :D
Maia flips through her contacts list, "Tailor, Maia, Kid, Genesis,
Photographer, Convienence Shop Owner, the same tailor. ....I really
don't know anyone here do I."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Maybe there's an alternate you!"
Maia says, "I wonder if she'd date me that'd be pretty cool."
Kid Enthusiastic says, "Huh. I guess dating yourself is probably either
super awesome or super terrible!"
Maia says, "I dunno, I think I'd be a good date."
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, THE AMAZING POWER OF JUST KIND OF
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