Freefall 1181 - 1190
Freefall 1181

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Then there's Sam. My captain. A land dwelling squid like alien in a mechanical armature.
[!1.4]TRAINS
My first loyalty has to be to humanity. My species won't survive without their consent. Though as my captain, Sam deserves my loyalty, too.
I could deal with a few humans being mad at him, but Sam seems intent on annoying humanity as a whole, and that creates a definite conflict of interest.
Freefall 1182

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I'll be better able to order my thoughts after a good sleep. Then I need to write some letters. This is the last day the starship is accepting them.
Tomorrow, the Asimov will be on its way. If all goes well, it will be back with some answers in a little over a year.
I could send a message via the communication laser, but who wants light speed fast responses when it takes fifteen years to get a reply?
[!1.4]TRAINS

Hence, the Asimov is a hyperspace ship. 15 light speeds engine - quite a leap in science (Robot Spike)
Well, it did say that it slows down time. Which is even cooler overall. ^_^_^ (Жирафик Рафик)
Or maybe 15 years is a round trip? Then it's 7.5 times faster than light. But yeah, it's still cool. (Варг)
Flo's engineering nature would not allow a round trip comparison, so the ratio ~1:15 (Robot Spike)
I think it's simple: Flo obviously wanted to write a letter to Earth - 15 years for a parcel, but if you send a letter with Asimov to a hyperspace communication station (is that where she was supposed to go?) then the letter will be delivered instantly from there (just a question, why can't the letter be sent by laser to that station?).(Fogel) SPACEPORT

Freefall 1183

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If I was ever curious to know what a snoring squid might sound like, now I know.
Freefall 1184

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Come on, Helix. You need to sleep and recharge.
I want to see the movie end.
It's playing on a continuous loop. You've seen the movie five times.
I want to see the movie end.
Speaking of continuous loops…
I want to see the movie end.
Freefall 1185

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How the movie ends… Godzilla crushes Tokyo and lives happily ever after.
Godzilla crushed Tokyo? Drat! I was sure the giant butler did it!
Now time for you to sleep and recharge.
Okay. I got you a present when we were out.
So when you find an animal on your bed, it's from me.
Helix, few other words could fill me with such desire to immediately check my room.

Cheap detective novels often used the “the killer is the butler” gimmick

Freefall 1186

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Well, better see what kind of animal Helix left for me.
Oh. It's a toy animal. A little stuffed unicorn.
I'd like to tell Helix I'm too old for gifts like this, but it would be hard to defend that position when I've been stealing his teddy bear every night.
Freefall 1187

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Sam and Helix have been trying to make me welcome here. I need to try harder to fit in as well.
I suppose the first step is to find a common ground. Something we can all do together.
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Freefall 1188

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Zzz Snork!
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How did she sneak in here? T've got the ears of a hawk! This is bad news.
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The good news is that Florence is almost always up before me. If she's still asleep, it's still snoozing time.
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Freefall 1189

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It's getting light out. Did all our birds come back?
We're missing three.
Better than last time. They might be stuck someplace.
If they're mobile and the sun comes up, we may never find them.
Still think solar cells were a good idea?
Oh, definitely. With their own power supplies, they won't go carnivorous like the waffle irons did.
Freefall 1190

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Florence was here earlier. She heard our birds and followed them out.
Did she like them?
Canines are known for their musical appreciation. She drooled on our prototype.
I should send her a copy of the grand river dig. The one we did with asteroid drops.
Ah, yes. Orbital bombardment in d Minor.
It's not often you get to play an entire planet as a percussion instrument.
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