Setting: The main gathering area of the Society, the bar sports plush leather couches centered around a long coffee table. Low music plays songs from around the galaxy. The soft blue lighting is easy on the eyes, but still light enough to see what you're doing and where you're going. The shelves are filled haphazardly with bottles of spirits, clearly labeled. The whiskeys shelf label has been taped over by Freya and Lucas, each bidding for ownership. There is a shelf with rum on it, with a fresh label reading 'Alexi'. Above that, is Nicoletta's shelf, with juice mixes and exotic wine, with a few bottles of absinthe here and there. Cocktail mixers and a jar of little umbrellas wrapped with a piece of tape reading 'Gottin's Dont Touch!!' is on her shelf. A long line of bottles of Quafe are on a shelf with a "DON'T TOUCH!" sign by Rhoxy. Johanes has a shelf with brandies and cognac and a lone bottle of smurgleblaster. One shelf labeled "Lord Anderson's" has three bottles of brandy from Gallente space, along with other liquors. Another shelf labeled "Lord Tash-Murkon" has a secure black metal container with a biometric lock with a Sapidum Distillery Emblem - 'Sapidum 255' from a Khanid small batch distillery on Oris. Lunarisse's shelf has spiced wine and other vintages from around New Eden, with a few religious texts leaning against the bottles. New to her collection is one tall, elegant bottle with amarrian scrollwork of Cream Liqueur, one tall elegant bottle with amarrian scrollwork of Chocolate Liqueur, one stout, wide bottle with amarrian scroll work of Chocolate sauce with added black tea all wrapped in a secure richly coloured, dark wood box. A shelf labeled "Alizabeth" has several boxes of teas.There are a few other shelves that hold overflow for now, waiting for new corp members to claim them.
There is a Small Grey Puppy named "Quark"
Exits: Gottin's Lamp - Kitchen, Gottin's Lamp - Sleeping Area, Gottin's Lamp - Library, and Gottin's Lamp
[2016.01.15 03:40:42 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote walks into the bar carrying a half full bottle of Kimotoro Gold.
[ 2016.01.15 03:41:40 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote smirks and walks behind the bar.
[ 2016.01.15 03:44:41 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote takes a swig from her bottle then starts reading through all the various names and "do not touch!" signs.
[ 2016.01.15 03:46:33 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote grabs the "Tash-Murkon" black container and proceeds to shake it vigourously.
[ 2016.01.15 03:47:30 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote tries to slip a fingernail into the latch and open the box.
[ 2016.01.15 03:49:04 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote looks around for a bottle opener or knife.
[ 2016.01.15 03:51:08 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote gives up the search when she finds a bottle of Quafe behind a "DON'T TOUCH!" sign.
[ 2016.01.15 03:51:12 ] Karmilla Strife > "ooh"
[ 2016.01.15 03:53:43 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote grabs one of the elegantly designed bottles of soft drink.
[ 2016.01.15 03:55:06 ] Karmilla Strife > "mmmm"
[ 2016.01.15 03:55:11 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote cracks open the bottle
[ 2016.01.15 03:55:59 ] Rhoxy Runekin > the far corner of the room begins beeping as a drone the size of a bottlecap flits out the door.
[ 2016.01.15 03:56:26 ] Karmilla Strife > "beep beep!"
[ 2016.01.15 03:56:36 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote drinks the Quafe
[ 2016.01.15 03:57:50 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote tosses the empty bottle aside and begins looking for something else to refresh her thirst.
[ 2016.01.15 03:58:54 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote finds the Whiskey bottles claimed by Lucas and Freya.
[ 2016.01.15 03:59:09 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote switches the bottles so they are in opposite places.
[ 2016.01.15 03:59:59 ] Karmilla Strife > "Fuckers, that'll show you."
[ 2016.01.15 04:00:29 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote takes a swig from her bottle of Kimotoro Gold
[ 2016.01.15 04:03:39 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote wonders who left their homework in the bar and starts digging through the religious texts. She quickly finds the hiddn bottles of Liqueur
[ 2016.01.15 04:05:18 ] Karmilla Strife > "Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate... How predictable."
[ 2016.01.15 04:05:38 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote knocks all of those bottles off the shelf onto the ground
[ 2016.01.15 04:07:05 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote keeps searching through the bar for something good.
[ 2016.01.15 04:09:25 ] Karmilla Strife > "What the shit is a smurggleblaster? Blasters suck. Who would want a drink that sucks?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:09:38 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote throws the bottle away
[ 2016.01.15 04:10:55 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote starts searching through Nicoleta's shelf
[ 2016.01.15 04:12:01 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote starts tossing juice bottles over her shoulder
[ 2016.01.15 04:12:26 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote finds the absinthe.
[ 2016.01.15 04:12:34 ] Karmilla Strife > "Oh..."
[ 2016.01.15 04:14:05 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote finds an appropriate glass for mixing Absinthe. She then pauses to drink more of her Kimotoro Gold.
[ 2016.01.15 04:14:32 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote throws her own bottle of liquor against a wall and proceeds to make herself a drink.
[ 2016.01.15 04:14:51 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote enters the bar with a huff. large, blade-like twin drones hovering at her sides displaying mostly red lights.
[ 2016.01.15 04:15:31 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote is trying to properly mix Absinthe and water.
[ 2016.01.15 04:15:42 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote sticks her tongue out with effort
[ 2016.01.15 04:16:23 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote looks as though she is going to say something very angry, but is trembling too much for the words to come out.
[ 2016.01.15 04:17:16 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote raises her glass of milky liquor "Hello! wanna drink?!"
[ 2016.01.15 04:18:51 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote glances between her shelf and Karmilla, mouth making motions to say something, but only getting out a meager stuttered, "c-can't you r-reaadd?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:19:28 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote laughs
[ 2016.01.15 04:19:34 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote continues laughing.
[ 2016.01.15 04:19:42 ] Karmilla Strife > "Reading is good for you!"
[ 2016.01.15 04:20:53 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote takes a sip of Nico's absinthe.
[ 2016.01.15 04:21:34 ] Karmilla Strife > "An drinking too!"
[ 2016.01.15 04:21:34 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote raises her balled fists, her drones raising with them, their forms shifting into a more agressive stance, blade-like "plumage" opening up.
[ 2016.01.15 04:22:46 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote points at the drones. "Drones are stupid, I was in Kalavela Expanse one time and they were the worst. You should get rid of them and have a drink."
[ 2016.01.15 04:23:19 ] Karmilla Strife > "If you don't like drinking, there's some Quafe somewhere. It's a little flat but still alright."
[ 2016.01.15 04:23:50 ] Rhoxy Runekin > *sniffle*
[ 2016.01.15 04:24:11 ] Karmilla Strife > It's ok
[ 2016.01.15 04:24:32 ] Karmilla Strife > I have some fresh quafe that still is all fizzy!
[ 2016.01.15 04:26:08 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote falls to her knees, the drones falling out of the air and embedding themselves intot he floor due to their sharpened angular forms. "it'snotfairIneedthose. Dronesaren'tdumbthey'rejustmisunderstood." she murmurs.
[ 2016.01.15 04:27:17 ] Rhoxy Runekin > *sniffle, sob*
[ 2016.01.15 04:27:20 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote gets really sad and sympathetic. "Oh it's ok, your drones are super-cool. I was just saying that the stupid drones in Kalavela that tried to eat the ship I was on are the worst."
[ 2016.01.15 04:27:38 ] Karmilla Strife > "come on have a drink. there are a whole bunch here!"
[ 2016.01.15 04:27:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. Her face looks frozen as she sees the pile of drones and bottles. She.. simply stares.
[ 2016.01.15 04:28:19 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote pads in behind Luna. And ... one eyebrow ticks up about a half-centimeter*
[ 2016.01.15 04:28:54 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote points at the newcomers. "Hey! I know you you!"
[ 2016.01.15 04:29:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote has a rush of color suddenly pour into her previously pale complexion. Her eyes flicker over the scene before her in disbelieve.
[ 2016.01.15 04:29:08 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote points at Karmilla without looking up at Luna, "She drank my quafe..." in a very younger sibling tone.
[ 2016.01.15 04:29:28 ] Karmilla Strife > Yeah, Quafe is good
[ 2016.01.15 04:30:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Rhoxanne Runekin and Karmilla Pryce! What in Empress's name is going on here?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:30:48 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote sits down on the floor. "I'm just trying to share!"
[ 2016.01.15 04:31:09 ] Karmilla Strife > "It's good for you"
[ 2016.01.15 04:31:25 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote finishes Nicoleta's absinthe.
[ 2016.01.15 04:31:42 ] Aria Jenneth > *pads forward, cocking her head at a drone doing a "lawn dart" impression*
[ 2016.01.15 04:31:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote snaps suddenly feeling like she is dealing with a situation from 20 years ago "Good God, clean up this mess or go to your room"
[ 2016.01.15 04:32:35 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote looks really serious all of a sudden. "I thought this was a bar."
[ 2016.01.15 04:33:00 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's also kind of everybody's home. *very quietly, but audibly*
[ 2016.01.15 04:33:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "it is, not a furrier stye. Bottles should be on the bar, not the floor."
[ 2016.01.15 04:33:10 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote hangs her head, stands, and choses the later, leaving her drones impaled in the floor, heading towards the door.
[ 2016.01.15 04:33:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote stamps her feet slightly, thoroughly ... flustered.
[ 2016.01.15 04:33:50 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Ms. Runekin? These are inactive, right?
[ 2016.01.15 04:33:51 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote immediately drops the drunk act. "It's a bar,"
[ 2016.01.15 04:34:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes. And.. ours." Her voice gets softer.
[ 2016.01.15 04:35:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Karmilla... could you please clean this up?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:35:08 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote looks perplexed as if Lunarisse is speaking a foreign language.
[ 2016.01.15 04:35:41 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote stops and looks over her shoulders, snapping her fingers. one drone beeps twice and the other's lights flash yellow before dimming, "mostly?" she replies, looking to Aria.
[ 2016.01.15 04:36:13 ] Karmilla Strife > It's a bar, typically people come to bars to have fun, socialize with friends, and pay way too much to enjoy themselves.
[ 2016.01.15 04:36:24 ] Karmilla Strife > The cost goes towards cleanup.
[ 2016.01.15 04:36:39 ] Aria Jenneth > ... are they going to fight me if I try to pull them out of the floor?
[ 2016.01.15 04:36:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says wryly "It's free here."
[ 2016.01.15 04:37:16 ] Karmilla Strife > all the stupid taped up signs suggest otherwise
[ 2016.01.15 04:37:24 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote dries her eyes on her sleeve, "I don't remember if these ones have combat commands."
[ 2016.01.15 04:37:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote studies Karmilla trying to decide if she is too drunk to reason with. The prior statement suggests that to Luna.
[ 2016.01.15 04:37:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes, because people bring their things here. It's our home. You need a shelf too my dear, you are overdue."
[ 2016.01.15 04:38:06 ] Aria Jenneth > ... maybe you'd better stay and help, then, respectfully. Someone might get hurt, otherwise.
[ 2016.01.15 04:38:53 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote nods, and hugs Aria, whispering, "she drank... my quafe"
[ 2016.01.15 04:39:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Karmilla.. We'll deal with it later." She says softly "get some rest and go to bed"
[ 2016.01.15 04:39:21 ] Karmilla Strife > I tried to sober up with a delicious and refreshing soft drink, and then was threatened with kill-bots.
[ 2016.01.15 04:39:31 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *"eeps" slightly when hugged, but returns the gesture as comfortingly as she can*
[ 2016.01.15 04:39:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote eyes swivel over to Rhoxy. "Yes... Neophyte?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:41:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Is this true?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:41:59 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote mumbles into Aria's shoulder.
[ 2016.01.15 04:42:24 ] Karmilla Strife > Lunarisse, it ain't no big deal.
[ 2016.01.15 04:42:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think it is. This is our home.. not a dump or.... a battleground!" She glares at Rhoxy.
[ 2016.01.15 04:43:07 ] Karmilla Strife > It aint' nothing get off her ass!
[ 2016.01.15 04:43:46 ] Karmilla Strife > I took her quafe and she responded, now we both know where our boundaries lie.
[ 2016.01.15 04:44:16 ] Rhoxy Runekin > they're not kill-bots. they're neuro-extention instinctual display prosthetics.
[ 2016.01.15 04:44:51 ] Karmilla Strife > I used to hang out with Sabiks, I know when someone is showing off their blades.
[ 2016.01.15 04:45:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gazes at the two. There are times to fight battles but fighting with a drunk and a quafe addict is not the time.
[ 2016.01.15 04:45:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Rhoxy, please put your toys away."
[ 2016.01.15 04:45:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Karmilla... can I get you some coffee?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:45:44 ] Karmilla Strife > I love coffee!
[ 2016.01.15 04:45:48 ] Karmilla Strife > I used to hate the stuff!
[ 2016.01.15 04:45:49 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *raises an eyebrow over Rhoxy's shoulder at the description, then the other as she parses the description*
[ 2016.01.15 04:46:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods at Karmilla. she makes her way behind the bar "Anyone else?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:46:35 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote waves to Aria. "Hi Aria. "
[ 2016.01.15 04:47:34 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Hi, Karmilla. *she waves, sort of, as best she can as she is apparently being annexed by Rhoxy*
[ 2016.01.15 04:47:46 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote slowly removes herself from Aria, and kneels next to her drones to pry them out of the floor, the machinery much heavier than it seems.
[ 2016.01.15 04:48:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote not getting any requests from others, begins to brew two cups of coffee.
[ 2016.01.15 04:48:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Um. Neuro-extension instinctual display prosthetics. So, these are ... hackle-drones? They bristle when you're upset?
[ 2016.01.15 04:48:51 ] Karmilla Strife > You know in Kalavela, when the drones got in, I vented the corridor....
[ 2016.01.15 04:49:12 ] Karmilla Strife > well I didn't
[ 2016.01.15 04:49:17 ] Karmilla Strife > the pilot did.
[ 2016.01.15 04:49:21 ] Karmilla Strife > but still
[ 2016.01.15 04:49:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote ponders installing an anti drone dampening field as she brews.
[ 2016.01.15 04:50:30 ] Karmilla Strife > Just saying! Drones are stupid!
[ 2016.01.15 04:50:42 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . .
[ 2016.01.15 04:50:49 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote nods, "kind-of... not just upset though, they have modes for most emotions." pulling one lose she sets it down, and throws a look at Karm again.
[ 2016.01.15 04:51:56 ] Aria Jenneth > ... um. Don't you risk emoting holes in your audience?
[ 2016.01.15 04:52:11 ] Karmilla Strife > Thanks for this coffee Lunarisse, I need to get all fired up
[ 2016.01.15 04:52:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote returns from behind the bar. She gingerly steps over a bottle or two.. or three. "Sure" She hands Karmilla her mug.
[ 2016.01.15 04:52:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote has one of her own cradled in her hangs.
[ 2016.01.15 04:52:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > *hands
[ 2016.01.15 04:52:58 ] Aria Jenneth > .... *she starts helping gather bottles up*
[ 2016.01.15 04:53:11 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote shrugs, "Do you think i should make them less sharp? it gets the point across better."
[ 2016.01.15 04:53:42 ] Karmilla Strife > What the Eff?
[ 2016.01.15 04:53:53 ] Aria Jenneth > Well ... or make sure there's a field in place to keep them from coming in contact with people who happen to be standing close.
[ 2016.01.15 04:53:54 ] Karmilla Strife > Why are you picking up stuff Aria?
[ 2016.01.15 04:54:06 ] Aria Jenneth > ...?
[ 2016.01.15 04:54:27 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. It needs doing?
[ 2016.01.15 04:54:32 ] Karmilla Strife > I made the mess
[ 2016.01.15 04:54:41 ] Karmilla Strife > and I have like twenty billion ISK
[ 2016.01.15 04:54:48 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote prys the second oen loose, and sets it with the first, "you have good ideas, Aria.... you should come help me test things some time."
[ 2016.01.15 04:54:50 ] Karmilla Strife > I'll pay someone to clean it up
[ 2016.01.15 04:55:06 ] Karmilla Strife > that's what fucking economies are for
[ 2016.01.15 04:55:23 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* It doesn't usually work that way, here, Karmilla.
[ 2016.01.15 04:55:59 ] Karmilla Strife > I knew this bar was different when I saw all the passive aggressive notes on their booze.
[ 2016.01.15 04:56:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sweetie.. no baseliners aren't allowed in here. it's just us."
[ 2016.01.15 04:56:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It's.. our home."
[ 2016.01.15 04:56:21 ] Karmilla Strife > that's stupid, who dusts?
[ 2016.01.15 04:56:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote blushes.
[ 2016.01.15 04:56:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Umm.. me?"
[ 2016.01.15 04:56:44 ] Karmilla Strife > what?
[ 2016.01.15 04:57:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says in a petulant voice "me." She adds defensively "I like to dust."
[ 2016.01.15 04:57:14 ] Karmilla Strife > why you got to ruin my night with this
[ 2016.01.15 04:57:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... uh ... or whoever happens to be staying in the sleeping quarters at the time. I did it sometimes when I could actually live here.
[ 2016.01.15 04:57:37 ] Karmilla Strife > I just wanted to spite everyone who claimed their own shelf
[ 2016.01.15 04:57:54 ] Karmilla Strife > that's not how bars work
[ 2016.01.15 04:58:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Get some sleep. Nothing;s going anywhere. We'll sort it in the morn..." her voice trails off "How silly. It's our home. Of course we have our things in here."
[ 2016.01.15 04:58:10 ] Karmilla Strife > Now you're saying that you clean up all this?
[ 2016.01.15 04:58:50 ] Rhoxy Runekin > I.. could bring in some drones... to clean...
[ 2016.01.15 04:58:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly "We all clean up after ourselves when we use the bar or kitchen." She says "I know you've been gone a while."
[ 2016.01.15 04:59:19 ] Karmilla Strife > damn this bar sucks
[ 2016.01.15 05:00:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives a wry smile "there are bars and there are just.. safe spaces. Have a seat and drink and chill.. or warm up as the case may be"
[ 2016.01.15 05:00:29 ] Karmilla Strife > I can't "chill" in a place like this
[ 2016.01.15 05:01:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote sips her coffee "I am sorry to hear Karmilla. Maybe get some rest and you'll see things better in the morning."
[ 2016.01.15 05:01:14 ] Karmilla Strife > I'll clean up the mess I made.
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly, "thank you". She finishes her mug. She decides not to belabor any points. Her face returns to her paleness of the recent days. "Good night folks. I need.. rest."
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:34 ] Karmilla Strife > I'll see things better in the morning, but I don't want to see you or Aria clean up anything
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:39 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote gets her escorts floating again.
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:41 ] Karmilla Strife > Goodnight
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:46 ] Aria Jenneth > .... *continues gathering bottles. There aren't a lot left.*
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives a faint smile and vanishes into the sleeping quarters.
[ 2016.01.15 05:02:58 ] Aria Jenneth > Good night, Directrix.
[ 2016.01.15 05:03:11 ] Rhoxy Runekin > Dream well, Lady- Luna.
[ 2016.01.15 05:03:47 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote sips her coffee
[ 2016.01.15 05:04:09 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *quietly* And, Karmilla, respectfully, I'm not going to ... leave my home in a ... state like that. So if you want to fix it ... *faint smile* ... you're going to have to race me.
[ 2016.01.15 05:04:52 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote turns to Aria. "What the hell is wrong with you?"
[ 2016.01.15 05:04:57 ] Aria Jenneth > *so saying, she picks up the pace*
[ 2016.01.15 05:04:58 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote smiles.
[ 2016.01.15 05:05:20 ] Aria Jenneth > Do you really want to know?
[ 2016.01.15 05:05:36 ] Karmilla Strife > Yes I do.
[ 2016.01.15 05:05:41 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote slips away to her shelf, and gathers up the remaining bottles in her arms.
[ 2016.01.15 05:06:20 ] Aria Jenneth > Well ... I don't remember any life but a capsuleer's, you know. I know I lived one, once.
[ 2016.01.15 05:06:31 ] Karmilla Strife > I know.
[ 2016.01.15 05:06:49 ] Karmilla Strife > And you lived one in PYRE
[ 2016.01.15 05:07:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... a capsuleer's life. But I found this one first.
[ 2016.01.15 05:07:25 ] Aria Jenneth > SFRIM was the first place I ever came to that asked me to ... cook my own meals. Make my own bed.
[ 2016.01.15 05:08:00 ] Aria Jenneth > Live like ... I knew, intellectually, that people normally lived.
[ 2016.01.15 05:08:01 ] Karmilla Strife > You faced me, you faced Vincent, you faced all those things you feared. You're a Killer, like me. Hells, you're probably better than me, and you're picking up trash.
[ 2016.01.15 05:08:17 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Mm-hm.
[ 2016.01.15 05:08:50 ] Karmilla Strife > It's a waste
[ 2016.01.15 05:08:53 ] Aria Jenneth > *she straightens* Karmilla ... don't you get tired of interacting with the rest of the universe mostly by either paying it or blowing it up?
[ 2016.01.15 05:09:05 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote sits at a booth, and opens the first of many bottles.
[ 2016.01.15 05:09:33 ] Karmilla Strife > I do plenty of other things. I just don't make a show of them.
[ 2016.01.15 05:09:58 ] Aria Jenneth > We're not making a show of this. This is a ... private space.
[ 2016.01.15 05:10:10 ] Aria Jenneth > ... that's the point of it. The purpose.
[ 2016.01.15 05:10:24 ] Aria Jenneth > I probably wouldn't have gotten so attached to the Society if it weren't for this place.
[ 2016.01.15 05:10:51 ] Karmilla Strife > I almost get it, I really do.
[ 2016.01.15 05:13:53 ] Karmilla Strife > Do you enjoy it?
[ 2016.01.15 05:14:20 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *quietly* I enjoy the ... sense of peace, here.
[ 2016.01.15 05:14:38 ] Karmilla Strife > It's a dead bar, it's very peaceful
[ 2016.01.15 05:14:46 ] Aria Jenneth > Even if it's an illusion. Even if the ingredients in the kitchen are a little too good, and a little too fresh.
[ 2016.01.15 05:15:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's a bar only in the sense that the bar in a large house is a bar, Karmilla.
[ 2016.01.15 05:16:07 ] Aria Jenneth > It's a communal space. Gottin's Lamp is the Society HQ, and this is the "pilots only" dormatory wing.
[ 2016.01.15 05:16:57 ] Aria Jenneth > It's not a business. It's a house.
[ 2016.01.15 05:17:05 ] Karmilla Strife > No it isn't
[ 2016.01.15 05:17:13 ] Karmilla Strife > I feel welcome in houses.
[ 2016.01.15 05:17:51 ] Aria Jenneth > Really? After leaving an uninvited mess?
[ 2016.01.15 05:18:14 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *she sighs*
[ 2016.01.15 05:19:08 ] Karmilla Strife > The night before I left PIE, for the second time, I went to some log cabin in Mikramurka. I drank beer with Ava Starfire all damn night. We bitched and complained about the war, about the declining state of autocannon manufacture.
[ 2016.01.15 05:19:15 ] Karmilla Strife > I felt welcome there.
[ 2016.01.15 05:19:41 ] Karmilla Strife > We were enemies, and if I wasn't invited, she and her clanmates would have gladly put my head on a spike
[ 2016.01.15 05:19:48 ] Aria Jenneth > *finishes disposing of the last of the bottles*
[ 2016.01.15 05:20:07 ] Karmilla Strife > But once invited in, they shared everything with me.
[ 2016.01.15 05:20:27 ] Aria Jenneth > *... and moves over to join Karmilla at the table*
[ 2016.01.15 05:20:44 ] Karmilla Strife > They even let me sleep on one of their benches before I sent my resignation to Mitara.
[ 2016.01.15 05:21:05 ] Karmilla Strife > That was a very human place
[ 2016.01.15 05:21:21 ] Karmilla Strife > I look around here and it seems like a capsuleer bar
[ 2016.01.15 05:21:51 ] Karmilla Strife > Rules, territory, "don't touch my shit".
[ 2016.01.15 05:22:23 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* Trust. Respect. Noticable lack of locks on storage units.
[ 2016.01.15 05:22:35 ] Karmilla Strife > Oh there's a lock, I found it.
[ 2016.01.15 05:22:41 ] Aria Jenneth > ... good for you.
[ 2016.01.15 05:23:10 ] Aria Jenneth > Well done. That totally unravels everything I was saying. ... Right?
[ 2016.01.15 05:23:13 ] Karmilla Strife > This isn't how human beings are supposed to interact
[ 2016.01.15 05:23:19 ] Karmilla Strife > it's too sterile
[ 2016.01.15 05:23:25 ] Karmilla Strife > it's too ordered
[ 2016.01.15 05:23:48 ] Karmilla Strife > I wasn't drunk when I came here, I was just trying to bring a little life to the room.
[ 2016.01.15 05:26:10 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* If you want a place like that, where money spends and someone without ... jacks at the base of their skull makes the drinks ...
[ 2016.01.15 05:26:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... there are a lot of places like that.
[ 2016.01.15 05:27:58 ] Aria Jenneth > There aren't a lot where we can ... prepare a meal ... and share it with friends ... and I can make a pot of tea without having to tell a bunch of staff to go away ... or just make toast if I want toast ...
[ 2016.01.15 05:28:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... without having to baseline, or ... shoo people off we'd ordinarily be paying to be helpful and do bothersome things for us.
[ 2016.01.15 05:29:31 ] Karmilla Strife > See this is where your rhetoric actually works. I'd call those places "home"
[ 2016.01.15 05:30:00 ] Aria Jenneth > Well-- this is the first of those I ever really had, Karmilla.
[ 2016.01.15 05:30:44 ] Karmilla Strife > Hmm....
[ 2016.01.15 05:30:56 ] Aria Jenneth > Even ... if it's sort of among strangers. Or even if I'm the stranger, because I don't believe in their god.
[ 2016.01.15 05:32:02 ] Karmilla Strife > I guess I just have different ideas and expectations regarding hospitality.
[ 2016.01.15 05:32:24 ] Karmilla Strife > I did grow up on somewhat of a backwater planet so that would make sense.
[ 2016.01.15 05:32:40 ] Aria Jenneth > I don't ... really think of this as hospitality. It's just a living space.
[ 2016.01.15 05:32:55 ] Aria Jenneth > Hospitality is when someone's a guest and we do everything for them.
[ 2016.01.15 05:33:03 ] Karmilla Strife > Yes
[ 2016.01.15 05:33:06 ] Aria Jenneth > When it's the Society, though ...
[ 2016.01.15 05:33:36 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's just home. Hospitality's for outsiders. And for right now, you and I aren't outsiders. For once.
[ 2016.01.15 05:34:10 ] Karmilla Strife > The Societas is a corporation, a good one, but it's not my home.
[ 2016.01.15 05:34:36 ] Karmilla Strife > If a guest came to my home, I wouldn't let her pick up trash.
[ 2016.01.15 05:35:14 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm not a guest here, either, Karmilla. I'm a temporary member.
[ 2016.01.15 05:35:37 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and a sort of long-term project for the Directrix and Emerita, maybe.
[ 2016.01.15 05:36:13 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote raises a hand, "You're right, you don't need to convince me. You are a member"
[ 2016.01.15 05:36:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but you feel like you're not, I take it.
[ 2016.01.15 05:37:26 ] Karmilla Strife > I'm not a "good Amarrian" and everyone knows it
[ 2016.01.15 05:37:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ... neither is the Society. Well. By its own standards, maybe, but ...
[ 2016.01.15 05:38:02 ] Aria Jenneth > ... you know how Amarrian society is kind of ... permeated by hierarchy?
[ 2016.01.15 05:38:19 ] Karmilla Strife > I'm keenly aware
[ 2016.01.15 05:38:21 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm supposed to call the Directrix "Lunarisse" in here. I keep forgetting, though.
[ 2016.01.15 05:39:02 ] Aria Jenneth > ... shared spaces, shared food, and given names.
[ 2016.01.15 05:39:05 ] Karmilla Strife > The only titles that really matter are "Holder" and "Emperor/Empress"
[ 2016.01.15 05:39:28 ] Karmilla Strife > Everything else is just something someone claims for themselves
[ 2016.01.15 05:39:40 ] Karmilla Strife > unless you're actually in the clergy or military.
[ 2016.01.15 05:39:53 ] Aria Jenneth > Yeah. And those still have weight, especially when one of those is a guest here.
[ 2016.01.15 05:40:04 ] Karmilla Strife > It's polite to acknowledge someone's title
[ 2016.01.15 05:40:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but the ... sense of hierarchy's deliberately suppressed.
[ 2016.01.15 05:40:52 ] Karmilla Strife > Because we don't have Lords or Officers belting out orders?
[ 2016.01.15 05:42:02 ] Aria Jenneth > Because we have a common space, without slaves or even hirelings. Because I call the Directrix by her given name here-- or I'm supposed to, if I'm comfortable doing so, anyway.
[ 2016.01.15 05:42:13 ] Aria Jenneth > Why would you want this not to be meaningful, Karmilla?
[ 2016.01.15 05:43:26 ] Karmilla Strife > I'm not saying this place isn't symbolic
[ 2016.01.15 05:43:59 ] Aria Jenneth > Then why does it matter to you if Gottin's Lamp matters to me?
[ 2016.01.15 05:45:17 ] Karmilla Strife > I'm saying that twenty four hours ago I had little knowledge of the intricacies of this place despite nearly ten months of membership within the Societas, Despite having co-founded a prototype of the Societas with Nicoletta Mithra,
[ 2016.01.15 05:45:34 ] Karmilla Strife > so therefore I say this place isn't meanigful
[ 2016.01.15 05:45:47 ] Karmilla Strife > it's not a part of the societas it's a side-effect
[ 2016.01.15 05:48:00 ] Karmilla Strife > the work we do is what's meaningful
[ 2016.01.15 05:48:39 ] Aria Jenneth > ... take it from a target of that work, Karmilla: this room is part of it.
[ 2016.01.15 05:49:05 ] Karmilla Strife > alright.
[ 2016.01.15 05:49:17 ] Karmilla Strife > well, I have to head home, my babysitter is waiting.
[ 2016.01.15 05:49:33 ] Karmilla Strife > Next time I say I'm going to clean up my own mess, please let me do it.
[ 2016.01.15 05:49:52 ] Aria Jenneth > Only if you're faster than I am. *faint smile*
[ 2016.01.15 05:50:29 ] Aria Jenneth > This isn't your space to say such a thing for. Not unless you act on your words, respectfully.
[ 2016.01.15 05:50:48 ] Karmilla Strife > I'm serious Aria. Lunarisse knows a lot about me. If she can't trust my word about something stupid like cleaning up broken bottles....
[ 2016.01.15 05:50:58 ] Aria Jenneth > I trust your word, too.
[ 2016.01.15 05:51:17 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote pauses.
[ 2016.01.15 05:51:22 ] Aria Jenneth > But this is my space, too. And others use it as well.
[ 2016.01.15 05:51:22 ] Karmilla Strife > I'm glad.
[ 2016.01.15 05:51:48 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... it's not that I don't trust your word. It's that I didn't want it to be left until later.
[ 2016.01.15 05:52:48 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Otherwise ... Velarra might be having to step around bottles trying to fix someone's breakfast.
[ 2016.01.15 05:52:52 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote looks around. "well you did a fine job with the floor."
[ 2016.01.15 05:53:22 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote scoops up her nearly empty bottle of Kimotoro Gold. "I'll clean up this last bit of trash and be on my way then."
[ 2016.01.15 05:53:40 ] Aria Jenneth > Okay. Safe travels.
[ 2016.01.15 05:53:49 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's good to see you again.
[ 2016.01.15 05:54:29 ] Karmilla Strife > You as well
[ 2016.01.15 05:54:37 ] Karmilla Strife > God be with you.
[ 2016.01.15 05:55:45 ] Karmilla Strife > /emote leaves the lamp and makes her way to a shuttle
[ 2016.01.15 05:55:47 ] Aria Jenneth > *parts her lips, and starts to say something. Then closes them and just nodnods*